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Derailed Truck Delays Rail Traffic [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 11 July 1950
ftVdV.V.V.WAV.VnW.V Derailed Track Delays Rail Traffic The derailment of a truck during shunting operations at Wollongong railway station last night put one line out of action and 'delayed traffic. The derailment occurred when two trucks crashed into the engine attached to the 8 40 train from Sydney, which was standing in the station at the time. There were no passengers in the train. One of the trucks was de railed and this blocked the down Itne. The engine of the passenger train was also dam aged. 'The'derailment held up traf fic and necessitated the changing of passengers on other trains from one section of the line to the other.
Unions Deplore Ban On Shipments To Korea [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 11 July 1950
Unions Deplore Ban On Shipments To Korea . MELBOURNE, Monday.— The A.C.T.U. Execu tive in Melbourne today 'deplored and con demned' the action of the Seaimen's leaders in banning the transport of war materials to Korea. In doing so, the executive said the union had assumed the right to embark upon a line of action without recourse to the councils of the trades unioq movement. The President of the Victorian branch of the Waterside Work ers' Federation (Mr. J. Cum mings) said today his branch would be behind the Federal Government if it could prove tx-eason against the Seamen's Union Federal Executive. Mr. Cummings said treason was a major offence, and as loyal Australians, the branch would stand behind the Government. '?'^RAMCUN' 'CURIOUS' SYDNEY, Monday.— The Fed eral President of the Seamen's Union (Mr. R. Franklin) and the only non-Communist on the Federal Executive, said in New castle today that he was still trying to get in touch with other executive members to 'find out what it...
EX-KING LEOPOLD SMILES AGAIN AFTER 5 YEARS IN EXILE [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 11 July 1950
EX-KING LEOPOLD SMILES AGAIN AFTER 5 YEARS IN EXILE (From John Talbot, Reuter Correspondent 0 at Geneva.) Ex-King Leopold III, Belgium's taciturn former monarch is smiling again. Not since 1945, when he first came to live in semi-exile on the shores of Lake Geneva, have the chances of his return to the empty throne in Brussels been so bright. The Belgian Social Christian (Catholic) Party Government, led by M. Jean Duvieusart, is expected to repeal the Regency Law and recall the king to the throne. Now, with the period of wait ing and uncertainty apparently drawing .to a close, there arc smiling faces at 'Le Reposoir,' the stately 25-room mansion, some five miles outside Geneva, which has been ex-King Leo pold's court-in-exile. Living in a house fit for a king but built some 300 years ago by a Swiss mercenary named Jacques Pictet, Leopold is sur rounded by a mass of alien treasures. Literally nothing in the house belongs to him. In almost every room he is confronted by the glare of a...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 11 July 1950
'Daily Mercury'9 Classified Advertisements RATES: Two shillings for first 14 words (approximately three lines); sixpence for each subsequent line. Casual advertisements 6/- per inch. DEPARTMENT OF RAILWAYS, N.S.W. ENGINE CLEANERS j ,;.f (17-! TO 35 YEARS) - v : - AND LABOURERS REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY AT THIRROUL LOCOMOTIVE DEPOT. Annual Leave, Free Rail Passes, Sick Pay and Superannuation Benefits. PERMANENT WORK. Apply'rDislricl Locomotive Engineer, THIRROUL, for fur ' ?'ther particulars, or to the Employment .Officer, 5th Floor, Railway Office, 509 Pitt Street (opposite Central Railway«Station), SYDNEY. S. R. NICHOLAS, , i . Secretary for Railways. ALL REPAIR WORK AT ALBIONPARK GARAGE and MOTOR SERVICE W. G. HARRIS Tel.: 46 Albion Park CARS MEET ALL TRAINS LOWEST PRICES Tyres, OHb, Petrol and Accessories Stocked Heenzo is 3-in-1 Remedy for Chest, Nose & Throat Ailments In addition to saving much money by using HEENZO cough remedy, you can also use it in three different ways. ...
War In Korea Another U.S. Battalion Surrounded [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 11 July 1950
War In Korea AnotherU.S. Battalion Surrounded SOUTH KOREA (A.A.P.-Reuter). — Another American battalion equipped with tanks and in fantry has been cut off south of Chonan, accord ing to reports reaching military headquarters. This is the second time within three days that an American battalion has been cut off from the I rear in this section of the fighting. General MacArthur's headquar ters announced only today that the American battalion isolated since Saturday had fought its way back to the regiment. Meanwhile . repors-j.-frpm the front say that -the Communists have thrown- four divisions in a main - dcive^fdowii; ? -aV^tiijrhway south of Chonan.' . Along1 the\main road-through Chonan, Red . columtis -'nipying ?bumper to-Vbumper ' ..tfayie' ^feeen attaoked -by. - the ^Aii-^^rce, which claims 36 taHWsr'M5^i36 trucks destroyed or :^disabiM^; ' ALL-WEATH E R BOMBiNG R9undrth-^lock.'-'^o.pri'b,i4i|!s:y'.6f any - 'weather! or^not,' ^s^|g»ir^v-un- leashed by the AhierTcairf'^Far East '...
Blackouts Likely Today [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 11 July 1950
Blackouts Likely Today SYDNEY, Monday.— Country towns on the inter-connected ' electric supply system will again have to share with the city a probable series of blackouts to morrow. The Electricity Commis sioner (Mr. Conde) said tonight that the weather forecast hi had received indicated that there would be a repetition of today's 'load shedding.' Because of breakdowns to plant today's load shedding ne cessitated blackouts in 41 sub urbs for periods ranging fron, one to three hours. He explained that plant shortage was so . acute that blackouts would probably; bt continued right into next win ter. ' ?.
Reds Hit Britfsh Cruiser Off Korean Coast [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 11 July 1950
Reds ?rr Cruiser Off Korean Coast LONDON, Monday (A.A.P.).— The 8000-ton British cruiser Jamaica was hit by a shell from a . shore battery while bombarding the Korean coast, [the Admiralty announced yes terday. ' Six members of the crew . were killed and three others 'wounded. No damage was done to the cruiser. ; The cruiser was engaged on 'Saturday by a shore battery -of three 75 milimetre guns, the ^Admiralty said. i These are the first British ^casualties in the Korean fight ing. ' Five of the men killed Hvere army men and the sixth jwas an able seaman. There [is no immediate explanation of the presence of soldiers, but Jt is suggested they may have been taken aboard at Hong -Kong ' for a cruise before the ^Korean fighting began and ' could hot be landed.
NORTH KOREAN "WOLVES" IN SHEPHERDS' CLOTHING [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 11 July 1950
NORTH KOREAN 'WOLVES' IN SHEPHERDS' CLOTHING (From Roy Macartney, A.A'.P.-Reuter Cor respondent With the American forces on the ? .- ; . South Korean front.) Monday. — North Korean spies , changing their uniform for white peasant clothing, are outiftahkfng . and observing American posi tions, iybo senior American formation com manders told me today. -. One-, sergeant told me lie ob served. 12 or 14 North . Ky 'c^ns ai1' hut daring an.engage aitat yesterday. They emerged in white clothing and were en gaged by American machine guns. Yesterday I lay near an American position and saw a group of. peasants seated about two ^ miles away, on a flanking ridge ., overlooking . ' American movements.- A ? young infantry officer instructed, one. man to, try and frighten off the observers with a single shot, but without result. , This Americans then switched machine-guns on them to dp the job': Two more Americans, who had been overrun at Osan last Tues day, yesterday rejoined the lines with the s...
They Don't Want To Come To Port [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 11 July 1950
They Don't Want To Come To Port NEWCASTLE, Monday.— Three seamen went over . board from the 10,000-tori freighter Empire 'Gladstone into Newcastle Harbour as the ship moved away from the wharf today. . Th-5 Empire Gladstone , was, -bound for Porl Kembla, ? but . late Icinight was/still held lip at Newcastle because ,of a shbri crew. ' ? As tugs edged the, 'ship away from the wharf a man ? cliitching-a kifbag in 'one hand' started slipping down' a ... rope towards the wharf; ; ^ ;; j' ; . - He swung himself out and .let go, but fell into the ' water. . ' '' ? '... ' '. - '? A few moments .later. two- other' nien dived into the .' water between the : ship an'd ihe . 'wharf.' ? People oh the .wharf helped-the men ashore.
Tarakan Relatives Assisted [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 11 July 1950
Tarakan Relatives . Assisted BRISBANE, Monday. — The Minister for the Navy (Mr. Francis) said today that rela tives of Navy personnel who died in the Tarakan explosion liiai. ju.uuu.ry, aiau ui jnjurea personnel, had received 'very sympathetic treatment.' Mr. Francis said .fares for re latives of seriously injured men to visit Sydne and money for other expenses had 'been paid, in some cases in advance. Arrangements had also been made for deferred pay, balance of active pay and payment in lieu of extended leave to be made as quickly as possible.
IRON HIGH PRIORITY FOR HOME REPAIRS [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 11 July 1950
IRON HIGH PRIORITY FOR HOME REPAIRS SYDNEY, Monday. — Release of galvanised iron as a No. 1 pri ority for the immediate repair of homes and other buildings was announced by the Minis ter for Building Materials (Mr. Dickson) tonight. Mr. Dickson said the unprece dented rainfall had caused con siderable damage to many dwell ings and had accentuated the need for urgent repairs to roof ing in hundreds of cases.
Gas Rationing Ended [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 11 July 1950
Gas Rationing Ended SYDNEY, Monday. — Gas consumers in Newcastle, Wollongong and the North Shore of Sydney will have a full supply of gas in the Return to normal gas sup plies will be in accordance with an announcement to night that gas rationing res trictions will be wholly lifted in Newcastle, Wollon gong and the North Shore as' from midnight tonight. The bulk of Sydney's gas consumers, who are served by the Australian Gaslight Co., will have to wait until midnight on Tuesday when the 'restrictions in their case will be lifted.