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"WITH HOW LITTLE WISDOM" [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 5 October 1931
"WITH HOW LITTLE WISDOM" The serious, though far from unpre- &lt;*> cedented, step taken by Britain last week, In temporarily suspending the gold standard, had as its main cause, as Professor D. B. Copland pointed out in "The Advertiser" on Saturday, the disinclination of America and France, though conspicuous among the suf ferers, to accept the remedy, or at least palliative, for the world's economic and industrial maladies prescribed by Lord Macmillnn's Committee on Finance and Industry, which was to put to its proper use the gold now choking- the vaults of Its central banks. So. far from accepting this advice, which was tendered as long ago as July, the two countries have gone on accumulating what the committee calls "this unwanted and unnecessary gold," till now it amounts to no less than 60 per cent of the gold currency in existence. And still the process con tinues, France having last week added to her supply of the precious metal by another £6,000,000. m airing the...
KINGSFORD SMITH [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 5 October 1931
KINGSFORD SMITH "Oh. the little more and how much it is, and the little less and what worlds away!" Profound satisfaction and relief were afforded by the dis- covery that Air Commodore Kingston! Smith's mysterious disappearance for many hours after leaving Aleppo, in Syria, meant nothing more serious than his forced descent at Milas and detention by the Turkish authorities. But the mishap, though it had no serious consequences to himself or his machine, proved fatal to the fulfilment . of his object, which was to wrest from i Mr. J. A. Mollison the record for speed in the air journey from Australia to Britain. So far ahead of his rival was he at the time he reached Aleppo, that he might have hoped, not merely to beat his record, but to better it by at least a day, as he expected to do in starting. Trig hope of achieving either result was frustrated, not by his descent, though that step appears to have been necessitated by sunstroke and the effects of the long and arduous battle with...
"THE SILENT SIX" Tale of Mystery and Millions [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 5 October 1931
"THE SILENT SIX" Tale of Mystery and Millions Gwyn Evans, the writer of mystery stories, author of The Homicide Club," "The Assassin," and other fascinating tales, has now written "The Silent Six," a story abounding in originality of con ception, a racy narrative penned in the bold, vigorous style that has brought Mr. Evans into the front rank of mod ern mystery fiction craftsmen. The author says it is the finest story he has ever produced. It is one of those re markable feats of fiction that an author achieves only once in a lifetime, a serial that will considerably enhance this ingenious writer's growing repu tation. The opening chapters win appear in "The Advertiser" on Wednesday.
PERSONAL [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 5 October 1931
PERSONAL The Governor (Sir Alexander Hore- &lt;*> Ruthven), attended by Captain C. H. Williamson. A-D.C, was present at the final match of the football season at the Adelaide Oval on Saturday after noon. In the evening his Excellency presented the prizes to the winners of the Adelaide musical and literary com petitions at a concert in the Adelaide Town HalL On Saturday afternoon Lady Hare- Ruthven opened a fete in aid of the Church of England Boys' Home, Wal kerville. This afternoon Lady Hore-Ruthven will preside at the annual meet ing of the Red Cross Society at the Town Hall. His Excellency will visit the Keswict Hospital tomorrow afternoon. Lady Hore-Ruthven will preside at the annual meeting of the Kindergar ten Union. Palmer-place, North Ade laide, tomorrow afternoon, and in the evening will be present at Mr. H. Hut chins's violin recital in the Henley Town HalL On Wednesday afternoon Lady Hore- Ruthven will preside at the annual meeting of the Mothers and Babies' He...
HORSE AGAIN IN DEMAND Swing Over From Motors EFFECT OF TIMES [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 5 October 1931
HORSE AGAIN IN DEMAND Swing Over From Motors EFFECT OF TIMES There are indi-&lt;*> cations of a defi- &lt;*> nite swing back to horses in most States of Austra lia. During the past 12 months nearly 2,000 draught horses have been sent from this State to Western Australia, and at the Clydes dale sale in Mel bourne last -week draught stallions brought from 100 guineas to 400 guineas. ' Hard times is probably the biggest factor in the change-over from motor power to horse power. The farmer now hitches Dobbin to the buggy and drives into town. lie Government will make advances to fanners to purchase horses, but not for petrol and oil, and repairs to motor vehicles, so Dobbin has come into his own "gain Two or three years ago breeders in the north were destroying horses by the thousand, but today they are buy ing blood stallions to raise a better class of horses for Indian remounts, for which there is a good demand. In addition to the demand created by farmers, carri...
AUSTRALIANS' WRITING A "REVELATION" London Comment On Our Authors' Exhibition LONDON, October 3. [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 5 October 1931
AUSTRALIANS' WRITING A "REVELATION" London Comment On Our Authors' Exhibition LONDON, October 3. Commenting on the Australian Authors' Exhibition at Australia House, "The Times" says it will be a revela- &lt;*> tion to most Englishmen to find how much imaginative writing—fiction and poetry—the people of Australia pro duced. The Australian scene itself had been brilliantly honored in print, from the days of the great classics. "Robbery Under Anns" and 'Tor the Term of His Natural Life," to writers like "Henry Handel Richardson" and the late Barbara Baynton, while poets like Kendall. Henry Lawson. and | Adam Lindsay Gordon had been in spired to write brilliantly about the pastoral and bush life. "Seeing how easily poetic talent car. be absorbed in abstract and universal themes, it is g:?d to see boots for once ousting primary products from the cen tral spaces of Australia House," says "The Times." i
FOOTBALL FINAL BRILLIANT Farmer's New Record AFTER THE MATCH Features of a brilliant finale to the football season on Saturday in which North Adelaide won from Sturt by 17.13 to 11.11, were a record crowd for the season of 34,202, and that Farmer, of North, brought his total of goals this year to 126— two better than the Australian record of Gordon Coventry, of Collingwood, Victoria. [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 5 October 1931
FOOTBALL FINAL BRILLIANT Farmer's New Record AFTER THE MATCH Features of a brilliant finale to the football season on Saturday in which North Adelaide won from Sturt by 17.13 to 11.11, were a record crowd for the season of 34,202, and that Farmer, of North, brought his total of goals this year to 126— two better than the Australian re cord of Gordon Coventry, of Col lingwood, Victoria. There was an excited scene in North's dressing-room after the game. Thoughts of all else were abandoned for mutual congratulations, and to shower felici- tations on Farmer. Players and sup porters crowded the tables, the benches, and even sat on top of the lockers. The doorkeeper vainly tried to regu late their entry, but his efforts were not equal to tile pressure of those outside, and be was forced to let them flow in promiscuously. Farmer's Great Goalgettjng | North's captain. Farter, and Fanner, who bad been "chaired" from the ground, were the heroes, although every player received bis share of th...
DISPUTE ON COAST STEAMER Karatta Delayed LEAVES MANNED BY OFFICERS [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 5 October 1931
DISPUTE ON COAST STEAMER Karatta Delayed LEAVES MANNED BY OFFICERS The coastal steamer Karatta was held up for several hours at Port Adelaide on Saturday, following a dispute with the crew on the decision of the owners, the Coast Steamship"). Ltd.. to disoense with the services of a epare seaman. The vessel, which was "scheduled to sail for Edithburgh at 9 am., did not get away until after 130 o'clock in the afternoon, when a crew, made ud of officers from other vessels of the fleet, took her to The four seamen and three firemen, which comprised the vessels crew, left the ship shortly be fore it 6&lt;"!ed. The men were informed by the officer that they would be logged for refusing duty. Durinsr the morning the secretary of the local branch of the Seamen's Union (Mr. P. McKernan) visited the 6hip and discussed the position with the men. A conference was held with re presentatives of the &lt;shiDDffie company with the view of obtaining a settle ment, but this, however,...
OUR FRUIT SHIPMENTS CRITICISED Condition Affected By Uncontrolled Handling Perth, October 4. [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 5 October 1931
OUR FRUIT SHIPMENTS CRITICISED Condition Affected By Uncontrolled Handling Perth, October 4. According to Mr. W. M. Carne, of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, who has returned from Eng- &lt;*> land and South Africa, the condition of fruit exported from Australia to the English market compares unfavorably with that from other countries, chiefly as the result of handling en route. The outstanding defect in Austra- j lian export was lack of organisation to ensure the best handling, he said. In South Africa nothing was left to chance. The handling of fruit on the train and wharf during loading and stowage was supervised. The shipping companies were compelled, under con tract, to stow fruit as required by the Perishable Products Export Control Board, and they must also supply the | equipment and refrigeration conditions which the board stipulated. In Australia it was nobody's business to supervise the tianHling of the fruit on the train or wharf, or to stipul...
"REVOLUTION BY ACT OF PARLIAMENT" Mr. Lang's Latest Outburst CLAIMS WORLD ADOPTS HIS PLAN Sydney, October 4. [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 5 October 1931
"REVOLUTION BY ACT OF PARLIAMENT" Mr. Lang's Latest Outburst CLAIMS WORLD ADOPTS HIS PLAN Sydney, October 4. "The revolution has come; it is being fought now, and will con- &lt;*> tinue a little into the future," said the Premier (Mr. Lang), in a speech at the Eight Hours dinner in the Trades Hall on Saturday night. Although there was a large attendance of Federal and State members, toe official Federal Parlia mentary Labor Party was not repre sented. "The revolution has come without our streets being barricaded without the accompaniment of firearms, but in the way the Labor movement has al ways said it would come—by Act of Parliament," said Mr. Lang, amid ap plause. "Seven months ago the Labor move ment in New South Wales said that a contract for the payment of money was as good and as valid a contract as any other, but that it was no better than any other contract. Seven months ago our Labor movement said—The system of currency in operation is crushing the people; it is...
Victorian Bishop Crosses Swords With Superior Melbourne, October 3. [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 5 October 1931
Victorian Bishop Crosses Swords With Superior Melbourne, October 3. Disputing the contention made by the Anglican Diocesan Synod in Melbourne that economic free- &lt;*> dom was lacking in Australia. the Anglican Bishop of Wan garatta (the Bight Rev. J. Hart), de clared in an address at Seymour, that Archbishop Head was wrong, and had not sufficiently thought out his subject. : Bishop Hart said that he was sur prised to know that Archbishop Head had asserted that economic freedom was terribly lacking in Australia today and that, although there might be good reasons for trade union regulations, arbitration courts, the basic wage and a high protective tariff, they were hindering economic freedom, and in asserting that Australia was suffering from over-regulation. j The existence of a power to regulate j industry was in general a benefit to the community and a source of popular i liberty. The difficulty was not that I regulation was a hindrance to econo-1 mic freedom, but tha...
For Whaling Research [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 5 October 1931
For Whaling Research Sir Douglas Mawson said last night that the trip would be the second made by the Discovery II. this year. She was a modern oil-burning vessel, fitted for long cruises, and bad been built in 1929 for the whale research work being conducted by the Falkland Islands Government. The cruise would be controlled by the Colonial Office com mittee in London, on which there were representatives of the British Museum, the Falkland Islands, the Admiralty, and tiis Fisheries Board. Not Fitted for Pack Ice "Whereas oceanography was a secondary feature of our work in the Discovery," he added, "it will be the principal feature of the present cruise. The vessel is not fitted to go into the pack ice, but. of course, will visit any place easily reached. There is a danger of the whale becoming extinct if fish ing is allowed to continue on the same scale as at present, and the scientists on board will study particularly its breeding habits, migrations, and pecu liarities." Sir Dougla...
POINTS FROM LETTERS Dairy Farmers' Burdens [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 5 October 1931
POINTS FROM LETTERS Dairy Farmers' Burdens From Frank Gordon:—Among those hardest hit by the depression are the hard worked dairy farmers. On top of other taxes and rates, our Government '\ is now levying a tax of .sixpence per ' cow. and through Mr. WTiitfoid (Minis ' I tcr of Agriculture) we are told that all [ "deliberately neglecting to observe the I law" will toe prosecuted. Many dairy farmers are so near the bread line that 1 they cannot pay the tax. Are these ' i men to be hauled before courts of law [j at the dictation of politicians who l confess that they got their present jobs ! by unworthy means? The dairy licence! • is an imposition and should be dropped " at once. ; Generation of Electricity Prom "Cantilever": —Kangaroo Island ■ may yet produce a paying goldfield, ' but has no; another source of possible [ wealth been completely overlooked in . tune past? At Pennington Bay there . stands an impressive wall of cliffs, : while near and northward is Prospect e Kill, or Mo...
Seven Injured When Cars Collide Sydney, October 4. [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 5 October 1931
Seven Injured When Cars Collide Sydney, October 4. Seven persons were injured on Saturday morning when two motor cars collided head on at the corner of Cleve- &lt;*> land and Bourke streets. Redfern. Both motor cars were badly damaged, but though the passengers were hurled in all directions no one was seriously in jured. Noel TTrquhart, of Summerhill, re ceived concussion an* scalp wounds. N. McKeown, of Bondi, suffered probable fracture of the jaw. Thelma Parsons, of Waverley, had her lips and face cut. Nellie Ryan, of Waverley. and Florence ZjfcKeown, of Bondi, both received head injuries. Roy Treble, of Vaucluse, re ceived concussion, and V. P. Sherrin, of Haberfield had his legs cut.
SOCIAL Conducted by Idra To ensure insertion, wedding reports must reach "The Advertiser" within a week of the ceremony, and must be signed by both parties. Other matter intended for publication in this column should be forwarded as early as possible. All invitations and communications in connection with purely social matters should be addressed to "Idra," Social Editress. [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 5 October 1931
SOCIAL Conducted by Idra To ensure insertion, wedding re ports must reach "The Advertiser" within a week of the ceremony, and must be signed by both parties. Other matter intended for publication in this column should be forwarded as early as possible. All invitations and communica tions in connection with purely social matters should be addressed to "Idra," Social Editress. Among those present at "Katinka," at the Theatre Royal on Saturday, were:—The Lord Mayor and lady Mayoress (Mr. and Mrs. C. R. J. Glover J, Mrs. W. T. Mortlock, Miss Mc- Pherson. Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Reid, Mr. Arnold Reid, Mr. Humphrey Bishop, Dr. and Mrs. R. G. Wesz, Mr. and Mrs. F. Hamilton, Mr. Hamilton, juru Miss Bobbie Reid, Mr. T. Goddard, Mrs. Ramsay, Mrs. J. Maxwell, Mr. Henry Irving, Miss Brenda Hill. Miss Patricia Goode. Mr. David Goodhart, Mr. Fulton Oldham, Mr. Peter Gep hardt, Mr. and Mrs. A. Roberts, Mr. and Mrs. Dempster, Mr. and Mrs. C. Martin, Misses Williams. Miss Ida Hawke has returned to Noar...
Veteran Airwoman On Visit [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 5 October 1931
Veteran Airwoman On Visit Mrs. Maurice Hewlett (70), widow of the eminent novelist, and the first British airwoman to hold a pilot's cer- &lt;*> tificate. arrived at Brisbane on Satur- day by the Nieuw Holland. Mrs. Hewlett thinks that Australia must not let slide her aeronautical oppor tunities, as she possesses the men. the country, and the climate. Mrs. Hew lett will not stay in Australia, but is bound for her home at Tauranga, New Zealand.
DISCOVERY II LEAVES LONDON Will Call Here LONDON, October 3. [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 5 October 1931
DISCOVERY II LEAVES LONDON Will Call Here LONDON, October 3. The Discovery II. left for the Antarc- &lt;*> tic today. Hundreds of relatives and friends said farewell to the members of the crew. The object of the trip is to make a scientific investigation into the whal ing industry for the purpose of placing it on a sound commercial basis, and to secure data for improving Antarctic charts. The vessel will visit South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.