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WORD GOLF CHANGE KNOTW TO MILES BOGEY IS 10 FOR THIS [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 24 February 1931
WORD GOLF CHANGE KNOTW TO MILES BOGEY IS 10 FOR THIS A knot is a measure of speed, loosely caned a nautical mile. 6,080 feet. Can job change knots into miles? As the terms deal with diverse subjects it is a tflffinilt thing to change knots to miles tat. by the word golf method, it can be clone; though a few more strokes are required than for less abtruse prob lems. 1b this case the word Soots is ' aScwed. Change the one word to the other a ' Setter at a time, each alteration making j a ward in common use. Abbreviations, tvoper names, slang and dialect are ; tanrt. The order of the letters must ', not be rearranged. Each change counts a stroke. I* example, change mile to feet in five strokes:—Mile. mH, fin. fen. feet feet. j Now try to-day's problems, and see if : you csn beat bogey (10 strokes). ;
DO YOU KNOW [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 24 February 1931
DO YOU KNOW ?_ When the first English Parliament met? 3. Who among the Czans was the first toget himself generally recognised by cm ope as Emperor? X who was the hut of the Tasma nians? 4. The origin of:— "ADtHat gutters is not gold. Often have you heard that told"? 5. When household suffrage was es- C What did the Act of Conformity ; -Mrt.fa the reign of Charles l£ nscnbe? ' Answers on Page 6 \
CARNIVAL CRICKET Concluding Talks [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 24 February 1931
CARNIVAL CRICKET Concluding Talks Mr. C.H. Hartwig, secretary and or- ganiser of the Country Carnival Cricket Association, will give, from sta- tion 5 AD to-night, at ten minutes past nine, another of his interesting talks on the country carnival cricket matches, which are to begin in Ade laide on March 9. The last of his talks will be broadcast from this sta tion next Tuesday night at the same time. On March 16, the visiting cricketers will have a gala night at the studio of this station. It is expected more than 200 wfll be present. The programme for that night's broadcast is now be ing arranged, and is expected to prove both interesting and entertaining to listeners. Admission to the studio will be striotly limited to members dis playing their badges. The 6cores during the carnival will be broadcast from station 5 AS each night, go that those in the country who are unable to come to the city will be able to follow the progress of the various teams. Rob and Bob opened their "Popul...
THE MORNING AFTER REGRETS IN COURT "GUILTY, WHATEVER IT IS" "Tm sorry for what I did, but I don't remember what it was. I am mad in drink, and I plead guilty to the charge whatever it is." [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 24 February 1931
THE MORNING AFTER REGRETS IN COURT "GUILTY, WHATEVER IT IS" "Tm sorry for what I did, but I don't remember what it was. I am mad in drink, and I plead guilty to the charge whatever it is." Thus did George Henry Whyte, a man of dusky foreign aspect, reply in the Adelaide Police Court yesterday to a charge of having used indecent lan- guage and resisted arrest in Bundle street on Saturday. He was unable to remember any of the circumstances of his arrest, except that he said to the constable, "Let go my hands and ril walk." The arresting constable stated that Whyte had been drinking, but was not drunk He ii2d run away when ap proached and struggled when seized, until an armlock was applied. Prior to the opening of the court, the Assistant Police Prosecutor (Mr. L. Bond) received a phone message from a person giving the name "Win stanley," stating that Whyte was too ill to appear. About twenty minutes later, Whyte walked into the court room. When asked if he knew anybody called Winstanl...
DEATH OF MELBA Illness Which Began Year Ago Proves Fatal CROWDED LIFE OF AUSTRALIA'S FAMOUS PRIMA DONNA [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 24 February 1931
DEATH OF MELBA Illness Which Began Year Ago Proves Fatal CROWDED LIFE OF AUSTRALIA'S FAMOUS PRIMA DONNA Dame Nellie Melba, Australia's famous prima donna—one of the most renowned in the history of music—died in St. Vin cent's Hospital, Sydney, yesterday, after an illness that had begun a year ago. She was nearly 70 years of age. Melba had been in hospital since her return to Australia several weeks ago. From all over the world messages of regret at the passing of the illustrious singer have been received. Doing her illness the King and Queen had been continually in touch with Sir Philip Game, Governor of New South Wales, to hear the latest news of her condition. Sydney, February 23. Dune Nellie Melba died this after noon. For five weeks she has lain in a private hospital at Darlinghurst, seriously unwell. At times her condi tion, improved, but in the last week die became critically ill, and though t-^ijjnp courageously, she gradually be came weaker. For the greater part of Sunday sh...
MUSHROOM MONARCH OF EUROPE King Zog and the Albanians STIRRING LIFE [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 24 February 1931
MUSHROOM MONARCH OF EUROPE King Zog and the Albanians STIRRING LIFE The attempted assassination of King Zog will scarcely rank as more than an incident in the life of that adventurous monarch. It is not the first time that death has threatened to cut short this extraordi narily successful Control Of AihgninTi affairs. In 1923. when he returned after having quelled a revolt in North Albania, a demented student met him on the steps of Parliament House and fired and wounded him in the arm. It was King Zog himself who saved the boy from a furious crowd and insisted that no harm should come to him. King Zog is the "mushroom monarch" of Europe, who became a king overnight after three years as Prime Minister. At fifteen, he had succeeded his father as chipftajTi of a mountain tribe, and things had hap pened very suddenly during his career as soldier of fortune, general in the army and leading politician. In 1924 he had had to fly to Tugo-Slavia while Albania coquetted with the Soviet; a ye...
7,000 SOLES PHONE TALK King Rings Up Prince of Wales LONDON, February 23. SANTIAGO, February 23. SANTIAGO, February 23. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 24 February 1931
7,000 SOLES PHONE TALK PRINCES AT CHURCH King Rings Up Prince of Wales LONDON, February 23. SANTIAGO, February 23. Sitting in his study at Buckingham Palace' this afternoon, the King bad half an hour's conversa- tion 'with the Prince of Wales, who The British Princes attended a ser vice at the British. War Memorial Church and heard the rector preach Britain'smission in spoke from Santiago. The ordinary telephone was used, and the Queen listened in to the conversation at. a separate instrument. The voices travelled over the Andes to Buenos Ayres, thence to a post office receiving station at Baldock, and then to London, through the trunk ex change to the palace, a total distance of 7,000 miles. on great spreading the ideal of peace and goodwill through out toe world. The Chilean press has minted heavy special editions in honor of the Princes.
CABINET TALKS FINANCE AGAIN Premiers to be Told Result of Parley With Banks RUMOR OF GOVERNMENT'S RESIGNATION DENIED Melbourne, February 23. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 24 February 1931
CABINET TALKS FINANCE AGAIN Premiers to be Told Result of Parley With Banks RUMOR OF GOVERNMENT'S RESIGNATION DENIED Melbourne, February 23. ters placed before it by the Prime Minister and the Treasurer. The nature of the decision has not been disclosed. It is understood that ' it is subject to confirmation by the 1 directors of some of the banks who : were not in touch with the proceed i ings to-day. If the decision of the bankers' con ference is endorsed, it has been ar ranged to communicate it to Mr. Theo dore by letter to-morrow afternoon. . The full conference, therefore, will not : reassemble to-morrow, as was origin ; ally intended. In the meantime, the i decision of the banks is to be regarded . as confidentiaL ; On-the question of exchange on Lon don, however, it was learned that there ; would definitely be no alteration in the j rate. Although the Commonwealth | . Bank was represented at the confer ? ence, it is understood that its delegates had little to do with the latte...
OBITUARY [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 24 February 1931
OBITUARY The death has occurred of Captain Francis Badham Deny, of Railway- terrace, Alberton East, at the age of 78. He was associated with the [?] coastal and inter-State trading. Cap tain Deny was born in London and wonced his passage to Australia on a sailing vessel, fur a numoer ot years lie was in cnarge of various ketches engaged in tne trade between Port Ade laide and the ports on the western side of the Gulf of St. Vincent, ana later his commands included the coastal traders, the Jessie Darling ajKi Grace Darling. He retired from active seafaring wore about ten years ago, and had since been employed oy John Darling & Sons, at Port Adelaide. He was a widower. Mr. John William 1'oung, who was lor many years connected with the Tniiif- f ift in Adelaide, has died, at v*te home in Clarence Park. He was a sergeant in the Adelaide Rifles, and had been awarded the long service medaL Mr. Young, who was 75 years of age, was born in Somersetshire (England), and arrived in Sout...
LABOR NEWS SEAMEN'S UNION BALLOT [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 24 February 1931
LABOR NEWS SEAMEN'S UNION BALLOT The following are the progress figures in the ballot for the annual election of officials of the Seamen's Union:— Gene- ral secretary, W. Raeburn, 1,506; J. P. PelL 733; Sydney branch, secretary. C. Herbert, L423; F. Wilson, 825; assis tant secretary, J. Cameron. 1,755; J. Moyses, 484; vigilant officer, A. E. Mc- Laughlin, 857; J. Irvin, 268. Queensland branch, president, C. Brackenbridge, 1,485; T, Anderson. 722; secretary, H. G. Carrigan. 1,790: M. Slater. 450. New castle branch secretary. J. Schofield, 799; J, Johnson. 693. Victorian branch secretary, W. J. C. Clarke, 1,021; C. O'NeiL 530; vigilant officer, J. Maxwell, 743; W. E. Beatty. 233. South Australian branch secretary, P. Mc- Keman, 1.251; J. T. McNeil, 996. Wes tern Australian branch secretary, J Byrne. 698; R. Marshall. 623. GOLD DIGGING IN THE CITY has caused excitement at Ballarat, Victoria. A party of more than ZO men is at work in a section of tbe city. Above are shown some of the pr...
CHILD ENDOWMENT FOR N.S.W. Lang Government Bill Will Prevent Piecework Sydney, February 23. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 24 February 1931
CHILD ENDOWMENT FOR N.S.W. Lang Government Bill Will Prevent Piecework Sydney, February 23. The State Cabinet has decided that the basic wage should be fixed on the standard of a husband and wife with- out children, and that endowment should be paid for all children. It is the desire of caucus that the present wage of £4 2/6. fixed on the standard of a husband, wife, and one child, should not be reduced. The living wage will be fixed by the Industrial Commissioner (Mr. Justice Piddington). The amending Industrial Arbitration Bill, which the Government will intro duce, gives the Commissioner power to review the wage once in six months, to prohibit piecework, contract work, bonus work, or any system of payment by results, unless the union concerned agrees to such payment. The Bill provides that the female wage shall be 80 per cent, of adult wage.
DIAMONDS ON A BEACH [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 24 February 1931
DIAMONDS ON A BEACH Some years ago valuable diamond de- posits were discovered in Namaqua- land. South Africa, and there was a big rush South Africa and there was a big rush of prospectors. The region, situ ated on the coast near Alexander Bay, , is the property of the Union Govern ment, which, under the Diamond Act, forbade the taking of these stones. This action was adopted lest the placing of too many diamonds on the market should ruin a trade which was already : much depressed. Now, however, the magistrates' court ' at Springbok has decided that pros pecting on the beach below the low water mark is not illegal, whatever may be the case above. Consequently, hundreds of diamond diggers rushed to the field, which in the past has yiel ded stones worth £10.000,000. Admittedly, the legal position is doubtful, but Government circles at Cape Town do not regard the decision , as correct in law. The case will doubt less go to a superior court.
NEW AIRFIGHTER British Plane Carries 6 Guns; Does 194 m.p.h. LONDON, February 23. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 24 February 1931
NEW AIRFIGHTER British Plane Carries 6 Guns; Does 194 m.p.h. LONDON, February 23. A remarkable new airfighter, prosaically styled SS19, which is a veritable flying gun platform has been successfully tried out. It carries six guns, two of which are Vickers, with synchronising gear, mounted hi grooves on each side of the fuselage. They fire through the propel ler, end are automatically timed to miss the blades. Four Lewis guns are mounted on the wings. There are also racks for four 20-lb. bombs. The pilot can operate the whole six guns simultaneously. The machine flew with a full load at 194 miles an hour, and climbed to 15,000 feet in nine minutes. It is efficient at an altitude of 20,000 feet.
S.A. WINE STOCKS Eleven Million Gallons on December 31. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 24 February 1931
S.A. WINE STOCKS Eleven Million Gallons on December 31. Returns supplied by wine manufac- turers to the Government Statist (Mr. W. I_ Johnston) show that stocks in this State on December 31 last totalled 11 million gallons, of which 101 million were for beverage and 494,086 for dis-1 . .illation. | Overseas exports to June 30 last werei " 1,840,539 gallons, and interstate ship-] ; ments 1510,965 gallons of wine, and' ; 125,179 proof gallons of brandy. The ? total value was £1,237J980. New South 1 Wales bought the bulk of. these stocks, Victoria being the next biggest buyer.
MR, LANG'S "HONEST" REPUDIATION "You Buy Our Products; We'll Pay Your Interest" BANK'S BIG SQUEEZE Sydney, February 23. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 24 February 1931
MR, LANG'S "HONEST" REPUDIATION "You Buy Our Products; We'll Pay Your Interest" BANK'S BIG SQUEEZE Sydney, February 23. Mr. Lang told electors of East Sydney to-night how Australia could repudiate honorably. The way to do it, he said, was to tell the London financial in terests that Australia could not pay interest on loans until Britain bought our products at reasonble prices. Australia would then have a better chance of selling her wool and wheat than if she regularly met her interest payments. Mr. Lang made the policy speech of the New South Wales Labor Party in the East Sydney Federal by-election campaign. The speech, made hi rhetoric lan guage, was principally an attack upon the financial institutions and "oversea interests." Mr. Lang 6aid that last week a con ference at Canberra had solemnly de- clared, when it endorsed the at titude and the policy of the Federal Treasurer, that default in some form faced Australia. The Treasurer had interviewed the financial institu tions, wh...
TO ATTACK HER OWN ENDURANCE RECORD Mercedes Gleitze Coming Back to Adelaide [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 24 February 1931
TO ATTACK HER OWN ENDURANCE RECORD Mercedes Gleitze Coming Back to Adelaide Miss Mercedes Gleltze gave wonderful exhibition ol endurance and long-distance swimming methods at the City Baths last night. night. After her display the lessee of the baths (Mr. C. Bastard) announced, that she would return to Adelaide, and begin on April 2 an attempt en her own endurance record of r 48 Hours. Miss Gleitze's strenuous career nas de veloped her arms and legs abnormally, and } she is not a stylist in methods or form, but she showed floating powers which &lt;lemon 9 strated her power to recuperate after many jours of exposure. While giving an exhlbl , tlon of the strokes used In swimming zh.e > "ringnsh Channel, and the Straits of Glb ? raltar, her limbs were always in the relaxed r position employed by champion distance ' swimmers when resting. When taking food from her husband, to demonstrate the ? mawnpr in Which "^lTT*&lt;&lt;iT?Tn&lt;!*T1tf Is Supplied l...
Mr Lyons May Face Expulsion Move Hobart, February 23. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 24 February 1931
Mr Lyons May Face Expulsion Move Hobart, February 23. It is understood that at the annual conference of the Tasmanian section of the Australian Labor Party at Ho- bart to-morrow the former Postmaster- General (Mr. J. A. Lyons) and Mr. J. A. Guy, MJSJXjs, are to be asked to explain what is claimed to be then defection from their obligations to the party. Should those explanations not be acceptable to assembled delegates, and it is obvious that any explanation would be unacceptable to certain of the branch representatives, action is likely to be taken for their expulsion from the party. Some of the branches have already given indication of their atti tude. Mr. Guy has incurred the ill-feeling of some sections of the movement be* cause of hie loyalty to Mr. Lyons and his public condemnation of the action of the Federal Party hi readmitting Mr. Theodore as Treasurer. Continued on Page 11
MEXICALI'S SORROWS Link With Stormy Events to Past CONQUEST OF THE AZTECS [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 24 February 1931
MEXICALI'S SORROWS Link With Stormy Events to Past CONQUEST OF THE AZTECS The sorrows of Mexicali, that new border township which has sprang up for the sake of thirsty Ameri- cans, recalls more that one chapter [ of stormy history. The very name of the little toadstool ; settlement links it with the sombre ; past, when Cortez and his men bathed ? Mexico with Wood. Lower California. , is Mexican territory, and its history is bound up with the conquest by the , Spaniards and the destruction oi the . magnificent Aztec civilisation, i The country of the ancient Mexican^ - cannot be denned with any certainty, > but it was considerably smaller than i the area of the present republic, in spite ? of the surmise of the Archbishop Loren ' zana, who thought it "doubful if the > country of New Spain does not border on Tartary and Greenland—by the way ? of California on the former and by ! New Mexico on the latter!" The whole story of the conquest is ' one of matchless courage and un paral...
SCULLIN GOVERNMENT—POLITICAL BLACK DEATH Mr. Gullett Calls Repudiationists Crooks Sydney, February 23. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 24 February 1931
SCULLIN GOVERNMENT—POLI TICAL BLACK DEATH Mr. Gullett Calls Repudiationists Crooks Sydney, February 23. The deputy leader of the Federal Opposition (Mr. Gullett), addressing a Nationalist meeting to-night, said:— "Suggestions to repudiate the British debt are being made by alleged Labor leaders. Crooks I call them. The sor riest fact is that the Prime Minister has not removed from his Cabinet this man Beasley. who has nreached repudiation. Mr. Scullin nas retained in the Cabinet Messrs. Beasley and Anstey for months after they have advocated repudiation. The Scullin Ministry has cast a deep shadow over this land. It has proved a veritable political black death."