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MORE MILEAGE PER GALLON MOTORING IN ENGLAND [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
MORE MILEAGE PER GALLON MOTORING IN ENGLAND I Evidence of the effect of the war and petrol rationing on the British motor industry is seen in the attenuated size of the latest English motor journals, which are puttiug up a brove fight to carry on despite the severe blow that has befallen tho new and used car business in the United Kingdom. The motor journals, without excep tion, are devoting considerable space to advising motorists how to get more miles out of their petrol allowance. All agree that high speed and vio lent acceleration must be cut out be fore any worth while increase in miles per gallon is obtainable. It is of interest to mention that most of the leading makers of carbu rettors are advising a change in the set-up of their units, by reduction In size of the choke tube and jets, with a view to obtaining more mileage from the petrol ration, which is based on about 200 miles a month for the vari ous powered cars. The British motor industry, and par ticularly the retail a...
THE CALENDAR DECEMBER, 1939 [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
THE CALENDAR DECEMBER, 1939 Sunday ... 31 3 10 17 24 Monday . 4 I I 18 25 Tuesday . . 5 12 19 26 Wednesday . 6 13 20 27 Thursday . . 7 14 21 28 Friday ... 1 8 1 5 22 29 Saturday . . 2 9 16 23 30 December 30: Sun. sets 7.9 p.m. To-morrow: Sun rises 4.46 a.m. Last Quarter, January 2. New Moon, January 9. First Quarter, February 16. Full Moon, January 25. THE TIDES High Water at Newcastle—* To-morrow: 11.58 a.m.
AID FOR ROADS [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
AID FOR ROADS The news that State Governments will receive less this year for the construction and maintenance of roads under the Federal Aid Roads Agreement does not surprise the N.R.M.A. An officer of the association said | that under existing conditions it was inevitable that less petrol would be consumed and, therefore, the rev enue from the petrol tax would fall and with it the proportion paid to the States. At the moment it did not appear that the fall would be great enough to affect road work in New South Wales, but the association declares that the position must be carefully watched. The road system of this State must not be allowed to suffer from lack of funds and there should he no diversion of monies which rightly should be applied to road work by the State Governments.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
A Summer Necessity FRY BROS, present a wide variety of Ice Refrigerators and Ice Chests, all ||j| low-priced and super-efficient, headed ||j jj|r'^ [l ^ fj|l|jj Iff by the famous 'CHILERATOR,' the ||| ^Tj|^ ||fe |jij world's most, modern Ice Refrigerator, j||| l||| |jjf irrespective of price. 3 way food pro- |||| tection, correct temperature, balanced |Jj life?® _ humidity, odor-free, air circulation, and Nfej it only costs £16/10/- and £19/19/-. All Steel Enamel Ice Refrigerators, with appearance same as expensive Electric Refrigerators, colours: White, Cream and Green. Prices : £11/5/- and £8/ 11/6. Also, Oak Ice Chests, in Porcelain and Galvanized Lined, ''guaranteed cork packed. Prices: Porcelain Lined £7, £6/6/-, and £5/15/-. Galvanized Lined, £4/17/6 and £4/7/6. SEE THEM DISPLAYED IN OUR SHOWROOMS. FRY BROS . HIGH ST., W. MAITLAND. — — — — PHONE 75
HOW TO CLEAN RADIATOR GRILLES [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
HOW TO CLEAN RADIATOR GRILLES Many modern cars have radiator grilles which are fully chromium plated, and if these become tarnished with sticky' deposits thrown up from the road the frontal appearance of the car is marred. Washing with a sponge and water in the ordinary way is often not a very effective method of removing the tarnish, since the heat from the radiator dries the deposits. If the grille is brushed down with a small brush dipped in a little paraffin or petrol and washed down with water after wards the stains will quickly disappear. A virtue of the brush is that it can be worked into corners where a sponge is useless.
ROAD HAZARDS Cause of Collisions FOOLISH HURRY [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
ROAD HAZARDS Cause of Collisions FOOLISH HURRY More than one-half of motor accidents are caused by collis ions, .the result of foolish and unnecessary hurry, lack of men tal alertness, failure to see dan ger in time and miscalculation of the speed of the driver's own machine and the speed of the approaching automobile. The hazard of collision is one of the most serious which a motorist has to meet on the road, and it is growing more serious each year — mostly because of the faults of driv ers. The first and most important thing to avoid collision is not only to see the approaching vehicle in time, but to anticipate what the driver of that vehicle is liable to do next. By keep ing an alert mind, ready to decide instantly and act quickly when ap proaching an intersection, one can minimise the risk of collision by keeping one's speed within the limit of control. As fully GO per cent, of automo bile accidents occur at night, com monsense dictates only, by reducing speed and taking extra...
Army of Workers Benefit From The Motor Industry [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
Army of Workers Whilst no one knows precisely how many Australian indus tries have benefited, and are continuing to do so from the ever-increasing use of the automobile, it is certain that no in dustry has spread its benefits so far and so wide as does the business of assembling, merchandising and servicing new auto mobiles in the Commonwealth, and the maintenance of the 830,000 cars and commercial motor vehicles operating on Australian roads. Directly and Indirectly, it is compu ted that 200,000 Australians depend on the industry and automotive transport for their livelihood, but the number of our citizens gainfully employed be cause ol' the automobile amounts to a much higher figure and a fairly high percentage of the nation's population. There are tens of thousands of men engaged on road worlt throughout the Commonwealth, most of their wages coming from £17,000,000 paid- by motor ists this year in petrol tax and regis tration fees. There are the coal, steel, timber, electrical, l...
Ill-Equipped Motorists [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
Ill-Equipped Motorists The N.R.M.A. advises all mo torist to travel equipped with the tools necessary to effect minor adjustments and to deal with de fective tyres on the road. During the current holidays many cars were noticed in diffi culties, especially witli tyre troubles because owners did not have jacks or other tools in the vehicle. In most of these cases fellow motorists came to the rescue, but the association points out that such improvidence places a severe rtrain on road fellow ship. Even when a car is equipp ed with new tyres punctures are likely and the owner will save himself trouble and inconvenience if the proper tools are to hand.
LEADING SIRE 51 Winners in 83 Races [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
LEADING SIRE 51 Winners in 83 Races Owned by the Mardella Stud Com pany, Vaals, son of Valais (Imp.), who last year was third on the win ning sires' list with 51 winners of 83 races, and £14,729 in stakes, is con tinuing to make a name for himself at the stud in New Zealand through tho versatility fo Ills progeny. They show their form early, and inany of them train on well for the longer races. One of his best staying sons is Cheval de Volee, who on Tuesday won the Auckland Cup, two miles, for the second year In succession. Yesterday, Vaals was credited with another com ing stayer in the three-year-old Flls de Vaals, who had r„ narrow victory ii. the Auckland Summer Handicap, over 10 furlongs, beadng Beau Repaire and Gladyner. Fils de Vaals is a colt, and won two races last season, the Auckland Chelsea Handicap, six furlongs, and tho Taranaki Paritutu Juvenile Han dicap. He was placed in other races. He is owned and trained by A. Rowan. There are only three yearlings by Vaals to he ...
ECCLESTON Hot, Dry Wetaher CHRISTMAS TREE ECCLESTON, Saturday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
ECCLESTON Hot, Dry Wetaher; CHRISTMAS TREE ECCLESTON, Saturday, j The weather is hot and dry, v.ith mostly cool ' winds and a tendency ?to. storms. ill'. Sam Sivyer, postmaster al Eccleston, informs that this Xmas broke all records for heavy mail. n. -iYinuo fcKi.il 'J A' ents and Citizens' Association, va held in' the hall, which was beaut fully decorated. A concert, arran ed by the teacher, Mr. Geo. Stantoi was given iirst by the school chi dreir. The' items were well rende ed and appreciated by the lari audience, Santa arrived about 9.30 p.m. the chorus of 'For He's a Jolly Goc Fellow.' He then handed the gif out to the children. A farewell social was given to P: vate Reg Dark, on Tuesday night, b fore his departure with tho 2i A.I.F. Mr. Lindsay I-Iopson preside Rev.' Buttle, Messrs. Warren Jarre H. K. Jarrett, J. N. Jarrett. a: Stan Hopson spoke in glowing tern of the sportsmanship of this youi man. and hoped he would play ti game over there, as he did here. His father, Mr. C. ...
O'REILLY'S GREAT BOWLING PERFORMANCE [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
O'REILLY'S GREAT BOWLING PERFORMANCE In taking eight wickets for 23 i against Queensland yesterday, W. J. O'Reilly bowled at his top, and registered his best perform anoe for some time. O'Reilly made the most of a Btrong north-easterly bre^e, and kept re markable control over his length, spin, flight and direction, Before lunch ho had four wickets for 16, and took tfcs last four for a further seven runs. Kf? complete figures wore 12.1 overs, 3 maificus, 8 wickets, 23 runs. , O'Reilly has twice taken nine wiclc ots in an innings of a Shield match. In Adelaide. in 1937-38, when South' Australia made 217, O'Reilly took all tho wickets after Badcock had been dismissed early by O'Brien, and his analysis was: 33.6 overs, 12 maidens. 41 runs, 9 wickets. He dismissed Bradman in both tunings. In Mel bourne, in 1833-34, whon Victoria's second innings produced 200 runs, O'Reilly dismissed all but Barnott. his victims including Ponsford, Woodfull, Darling, and Rlgg. His figures were: 35 overs, ...
SABOTAGE American Factories NEW YORK, December 29. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
?SABOTAGE American Factone: ('Mercury' Service) [ NEW YORK, December 29. Evidence of sabotage in Unit States automobile, aeroplane and mi ition factories on behalf of forei countries will bo placed before t sner.ial Federal Grand .Tnrv. whi will begin an inquiry 011 January 21 Evidence, will also be given tl more sabotage was planned. The Grand Jury was appointed inquire into the activities of forei agents, including espionage and a) Semitism, and also into the prosec Ions ot prominent Communists.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
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CAGE BIRDS Pheasant Fanciers SOME EARLY CHICKS [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
CAGE BIRDS Pheasant Fanciers SOME EARLY CHICKS (By 'Zebra') ' At the present tirao pheasant fanciers are not enjoying the ? best of luck and I hope that it ?will not break the spirit of our young fanciers. Those who liave some early chicks can now feel a little more at ease as the first dreaded month of their life is over. ' It is tho first four weeks that most of the losses occur. In some cases it is caused by the bantam tramping on them, but in most cases when the chicks go in the legs infantiie ailments are responsible and usually occur in the first three or four weeks. My first clutch of eight golds have dwindled down to two, but in my case. I am of the opinion that lung trouble caused death, as they were quite strong in the legs, but found it hard to breathe. Whether they would have got over it I cannot say, bs no crippled or diseased bird linas ft home in my aviaries. All depends on how your birds are cared for in their infancy. A little trouble now will not be wasted on your ...
NEW SERVICES Buses Instead Of Trams PLANS FOR SYDNEY SYDNEY, Saturday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
NEW SERVICES Buses Instead Of Trams PLANS FOR SYDNEY SYDNEY, Saturday. In the new year 'busus will be substituted for trams on a num ber of suburban transport ser vices. A new type of 'bus, more suitable to Sydney conditions, is now being evolved. The Commissioner for Road Trans port and Tramways, Mr. Neale, said yesterday that this year 'buses had travelled 13,448,000 miles, an increase of 1,500,000 miles over the previous year. The department had developed its 'bus system until to-day there were 415 'buses in lally service on 72 routes, covering a route mileage of 542 miles.' MORE 'BUSES In order to meet the expanded ser vices 93 double-decked 'buses were purchased hy the department during the year, at a cost of £211,923. In ad dition, an order was placed towards the end of the year for another 50 ouses, to cost auLu.u'i 1. It is officially estimated that the number of passengers carried by pub lic transport services in tho metro politan area during the year exceeded 550,000,000. ...
MINE MANAGER'S DEATH [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
MINE MANAGER'S DEATH Word lias been received In Cees nock of the death of Mr. Bernard Harold, who held tho position ot mine manager in the Malay States. He was formerly a miner at Abor dare. He qualified for his mine manager's certificate, and then ac cepted a position in tlie Malay States. He served in the last war with the A.I.F.
NO FLAGS Communists in Domain MINISTER WARNS SYDNEY, Saturday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
NO FLAGS Communists in Domain MINISTER WARNS - . . SYDNEY, Saturday. Communists may hold their us ual Sunday afternoon meetings in the Domain, but the exhibition ot red flags will not be permitted, nor will speakers be allowed to make 'disloyal or insulting' state ments. Tho Deputy-Premier and Minister for Transport, Mr. Bruxner, made tt statement to this elfoct after lie had read a report and a recommendation from the Commissioner of P.olice, Mr. MacKay, and after lie had spoken over the telephone to the Premier, Mr. Mair, who is in Albury. Mr. Bruxner said that, although the Government did not wish to prevent free public discussion, it would not tolerate the making of statements, nor the flying of Hags or emblems which were repugnant to the citizens of New South. Wales, and which,. in consequence, might incite them to make trouble. POLICE PRECAUTIONS 'Iu view of the disturbance at a Communist meeting in the Sydney Domain on December 24, and to pre vent a recurrence of a more serio...
WALLALONG Farewell Presentation DRIVER W. WARD [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
WALLALONG Farewell Presentation DRIVER W.WARD About 90 friends gathered at the Bowthorno Hall on Wednesday even ing to say farewell to Driver W. Ward, prior to leaving for overseas with the 2nd A.I.F. -The hall was appropriately . decor ated with Union Jacks, red, white and blue streamers, Christmas bush, oleander and livdronntre hlonms. Mr. S. Parish presided, and the following speakers eulogised Driver Ward's good qualities: Rev. G. Evane, Messrs. G. Scott, J. O'Keefe and S. Parish. Driver Ward was then presented with a wristlet watch and a wallet of notes. On behalf of the Morpeth Ladies' Patriotic League, Mrs. Drummond (president), supported by Mrs. Albert (vice-president), presented a parcel of comforts. Driver Ward suitably replied and expressed his apreciation to all his friends for their many good wishes and their gifts. Musical items supplied by Mr. J. Parish and Rev. G. Evans, and com munity singing conducted by Rev. G. Evans provided an enjoyable addition to the programme...
BROKE'S FAREWELL Men of the 2nd A.I.F. SOCIAL GATHERING BROKE, Saturday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
BROKE'S FAREWELL Men of the 2nd A.I.F. SOCIAL GATHERING BROKE, Saturday. Broke residents were in evi- , dence at full force on Wednesday : niglit at the hall to tender a social and presentation to Pri vates Gilbert Hewitt and Amos Khan, who sail in the new year with the Second A.I.F. It was a wonderful gathering, charg ed with all the old time fervour and emotion of farewell to soldiers, and proved in every way to be worthy of the occasion. All sang 'Advance Australia Fair' as the guests entered the hall. Danc ing was popular under the direction o' Mr. J. Andrews, who was also a tower of strength in conducting com munity singing, and many memories of the old days came back through the years as 'Tipperary,' 'Keep the Home Fires Burning,' 'Rose of No Man's Land,' and similar last war-time songs were lustily sung. By special request, the scene, 'Joan Asks Permission,' from Bernard Shaw's play, was repeated by 6th class pupils, and again won general favour. Mr. T. Moran presided at the ...