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"Quit Ye Like Men" Soldiers Farewelled at Gresford ENTHUSIASTIC SCENES [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
'Quit Ye Like Men' Soldiers Fare welled atGresford ENTHUSIASTIC SCENES The Scriptural phrase, 'Quit ye like men, be strong,' was given by Mr. E. W. Culbert as a parting injunction at a fare well given to A.I.F. men at the Gresford School of Arts. Enthusiastic scenes were witnessed. The soldiers farewelled were: Corporal G. K. Bevan, Priv ates R. T. Dark, J. E. Brinkworth, D. Risson, of the 2nd A.I.F. Dancing went on merrily during the earlier part of the evening, and when at 10 o'clock the soldiers were called on to the stage the hall re-echoed with cheers. Mr. W. J. Leake 'Councillor for C Riding and resident of the commit tee) presided, and ou tho stage were Rev. B. Hobart, Rev. Father Quigley, Mrs. E. B. Lindeman (president of the Red Cross Society), Mrs. G. N. Doyle (president of the C.W.A.), Messrs. A. R. Brown and A. L. Chanter 'repre senting the Returned Soldiers' League), Messrs. E. W. Culbert and F. Gorman (secretary and treasurer of the function). Apologies were received f...
NEW YEAR Bishop of Maitland's Greetings WORLD TURMOIL [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
NEW YEAR - Bishop of Maitland's Greetings WORLD TURMOIL 'It has been a blessed year of work in our diocese as regards religion, and it is a year that we should thank God for,' said the Bishop of Maitland (Most Rev. Dr. E. E. Gleeson, C.SS.R.) when extending greetings for a happy New Year to-day. 'In the various parishes of the dio- I cose everything seemed to get on I well, and all the agencies of religion did splendid work. 'The year brought with it troubles, also; rumours of war at first and then war in action. We appealed to Qod with very great earnestness that He should avert the war, but it was not His will to do so, and He allowed the perverted will of men to prevail, at least for a time. 'We ;-hould all be filled with hope that God will come and that the evils and perversions of men's minds that caused the war will, in God's own time, as many other perversions of the past, will be replaced by what is right and good. 'In the midst of the troubles of the world we should all kee...
VARIABLE GEAR Cycling Made Lighter A GREAT BOON [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
VARIABLE GEAR Cycling Made Lighter A GREAT BOON People who are cycling again af ter a lapse of several years must have found that the modern ma chine is much easier to propel than the old heavy roadster was. Considerable progress has been made iu cycle design during the past decade, with the result that pedalling has lost much of the drudgery with which it was formerly associated. Frames are lighter and more rigid, wheels and tyres have undergone a 'slimming' process, and other com ponents have lost a lot of their super fluous weight. The ultra-light ma chine, with its emaciated fittings and parts of aluminium alloy, played its part in the evolution of the bicycle, but now it has given place to the all steel, sturdily-built lightweight, in which strength is not sacrificed for the sake of saving a few ounces in weight. Variable gears, which were out of favour among enthusiasts for a few years, nave now come to stay. Tlie fact that many long-distance records have been broken with thei...
WAR WORK England's Motor Industries HUGE OUTPUT [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
WAR WORK J England's Motor Industries HUGE OUTPUT The signal service rendered to day by the leaders of Britain's automobile industry cannot, of course, be disclosed, but when one reads what Herbert Austin's (now Lord Austin) Motor Com pany did In the way of making munitions, etc., during the 1914 18 war, one may form some idea of what the big British motor plants are now doing to win the present war against aggression. In 1914, Austin's plant was produc ing about 1500 cars per annum; its 1938 output exceeded 100,000 ve hicles made by 20,000 employees, figures which enable one to visualise how much greater will be Austin's war work during present hostilities as compared with the output of war materials by that company during 1914-18, when 8000 shells, 650 guns, 2000 aeroplanes, 2000 motor lorries, 480 armoured cars and 14S ambu lances were produced, amongst other things. Amongst other British motor con cerns to play an important part in supplying motor transport units was the Albion ...
Motor WORLD John Cobb on War Service Daring Motorist's Exploits Recalled [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
[?] John Cobb on War Service Daring Motorist's Exploits Recalled The greatest motoring achievement of the year was John Cobb's epic drive over a mile, in both directions, at the amaz ing mean speed of 368.85 m.p.h., a feat which is likely to be the last landmark in the world of motor sport for some time to come. It is rather incongruous to read in a London newspaper that the fastest man on earth has now become a war-time cyclist. From a speed of over 6 miles a minute to pedalling along London's thoroughfares is certainly going from one extreme to another. One of the small British party, which accompanied John Cobb to America, supplies some further interesting inside de tails of the wonderful performance recorded on the Bonneville Salt Flats (Utah, U.S.A.) by the 2500 h.p. Railton-Dunlop super-speed, turtle-shaped racing automobile. It is disclosed that, during the speed trials, the car actually reached 3S0 m.p.lt., this figure being shown by the speedograpliy, the chart of which re ...
WORLD WAS MELTING POT DURING 1939 [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
WORLD WAS IN : MELTING POT DURING 1939 It started really on September 17, when Hitler's hordes invaded Poland, but much earlier in 1939 most observers predicted an early war. The Spanish civil conflict ended so faT as hostilities were con cerned in March, and General Francisco Franco is* still at . tempting to weld together a war-shattered country. The first definite signs of the conflict to come occurred on April 6 when the British Prime Minister, Mr. Chamberlain, . announced the Anglo-Polish mutual aid pact. This was thp day on which Italy invaded Albania, forcing King Zog and his beautiful queen, the former Countess Gerakline, to flee to an other country with their newly-born baby. Mussolini's move s were checkmated exactly a week later when Britain and X^rance guaranteed Rumania and Greece against aggression, which most expected to come from the Italians. These new happenings caused Hit ler's march on Czechoslovakia to be temporarily forgotten. : Then came the Danzig trouble, He...
POOL FORCES British and French Police [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
POOL FORCES British and French Police (From A Special Correspondent) Britain and France are pooling forces again. This time they are de tective forces. Chief-Inspector Hatherill. head of the Foreign Sertion of the C.I.D. and another Scotland Yard detec tive have been esnt to France to aid the French in tracking the theft of B.E.F. stores out there. This is believed to be the first time Scotland Yard detectives liavo been invited to assist in an investi gation in Farnce. Since the war the Yard have been working in close association with tho Sureto Generale. Information lias been exchanged about the activities of enemy agents, and about tlie movements of suspects. In the present case of the B.E.F. stores, Chief-Inspector Hatherill has been sent because he is the Yard's best linguist an dhas had special ex perience of working with foreign police forces. Before the war he travolled to Russia, Poland and Ger many on investigations which track ed down a gang who forged Bank of England not...
TO POLICE WAR CONTRACTS Federal Board's Powers [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
TO POLICE WAR CONTRACTS Federal Board's Powers The Board of Business Adminis tration appointed recently by the Federal Government has been giv en wide powers to ensure that pub lic money is not wasted in the carrying out of war contracts. Regulations gazetted yesterday per mit the board or its officers to enter premises where war supplies are be ing produced, to examine manufactur Ing procedure, and to secure observ ance of proper business methods. Mr. Essington Lewis is chairman of the board, and members are Sir George Pearce and Mr. Norman Myer. The board may delegate Its powers to any state instrumentality in order to secure observance of economic pro duction methods. Officers with special knowledge will assist the board, and the regulations provide power for the Minister to appoint an inspectorgeu eral of administration. The functions of the board will em brace all avenues of defence work, but its chief duties will be connected with the supply of defence equipment, such as munit...
DOG RACING Bookmakers' Assurance MAITLAND DRAW [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
DOG RACING Bookmakers' Assurance MAITLA'ND DRAW The first greyhound racing meeting at Maitland for 1940 will take place on Wednesday night next. Thore arc no qualifying heats for this meeting, but trials will be run on Monday night. The draw In a good one and in cludes a number of visiting dogs. There will be a hurdle race and three events, over 730 yards. In view of the recent trouble with bookmakers, there has been some speculation regarding the position at Maitland's next meeting. Represen tatives of the 1 ookmakers who met the club officials in the recent trouble, have assured the officials of tlie Mait U-nd club that they are satisfied with the reduction In fees already made a,_ I that they w' 1 definitely be oper ating at Maitland as usual. Following is the draw. — Lorn Stake No. 1, 440 yards: Algie Boy, Golden Sceptre, Steve Agricola, My Prince, Bob's Choice, Morocay, Paddy's Boy, Goldall. LouTh Park Stake, 440 yards: Rural Gold, Handsome Lad, High Andy, Manildra, Kagal's Imp...
ORCHARDIST SHOT ALLEGED QUARREL OVER WIFE'S DEATH SYDNEY, Saturday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
ORCHARDIST SHOT ALLEGED QUARREL OVER WIFE'S DEATH ' SYDNEY, Saturday. Travelling to Sackville, near Windsor, yesterday to question Alan F. Dunstan, orchardist, about a quarrel which allegedly had arisen over the death of his wife three years ago, Sydney de tectives found Dunstan dead with a shot-gun wound in his head and a shot-gun beside the bed. The police are convinced that Dun stan's wife committed suicide, but they wished to interview Dunstan, because of statements which he was alleged to have made to others. Dunstan's wife, Mrs. Naomi Evelyn Dunstan, 45, was found in a well in her husband's orchard on March 10, 1936. The lower part of her body was enclosed in a bag in which two holes had been cut for her legs. The bag was strapped round her waist, and stones were in it. Over her head an other bag had been tied, and this also contained stones. Because Mrs. Dunstan had been discharged from hospital a week previously, after having taken poi son, and because doctors and detec tive...
2nd A.I.F. Machine Gun Battalion [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
2nd A.I.F. Machine Gun Battalion Yesterday approximately 200 Vic aorians, comprising portions of the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Battalions, came from Pucknpunyal, Seymour, to join the 2nd A.I.F. troops who have been encamped at Rutherford for the past few weeks. The new arrivals will form a mach ine-gun battalion, to bo known as the 2nd/lst Battalion. Tliey are the only Victorians in the camp to date. New Year leave waB this afternoon granted the troops at Rutherford and Greta, and many left by special trains for Newcastle and Sydney.
PRODUCTION OF BEAUFORTS PLANS FOR AN EARLY SYDNEY, Saturday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
PRODUCTION OF PLANS FOR AN EARLY y -START SYDNEY, Saturday. -Large shipments of machinery, tools and materials for the construction of Bristol Beaufort bombers have been received from England, and the first stages of production will begin early in the New Year. When making this announcement yesterday, the Acting Min ister for Supply, Sir Frederick Stewart, said that preliminary - work was in accordance with a carefully timed schedule. Since July 1, he said, large area workshops in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia, and a general storehouse fit Spotswood, Victoria, had bean completed. Good progress was being made with the erection of the two main assembly plants at Mascot, Sydney, and Fishermen's Bend, Victoria. 'We have beStf assured that sup plies of material will be received to accord with the pre-determined pro ? gramme,' said Sir Frederick Stew .. 'In order to assure an effective liaison between Australia and the Air Ministry in England, a special organisation has be...