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COLOMBIA EARTHQUAKE KILLS 150 [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 11 July 1950
COLOMBIA EARTHQUAKE KILLS 150 NEW YORK, Monday, (A.A.P) —A voilent 'earthquake kit1?'1 a | least .150 in the province/of San tah'der, Colombia, on Saturday! night, and Injured more thani 300. ? The governor, .of the /province said, at , least 150 ^ bodies, were recovered. He feared ; scores of others were dead. Three villages have been de stroyed. A cathedral, and other; large buildings \in .Cucuta city were, shattered by the earth quake. ' . ' ' f' - ?. -The earthquake sent thousands of ?, terrified'' natives fleeing into, 'the ' countryside. . Many had 'not returned last night. The .villages of Cucutiria,' Arb- . oieda ? and San Jose de Avila were destroyed.. Great damage was-. feared in ttie ..villages of Salazar, Guarmia and Butisc'ua. , About/ '80,' 00.0 persons live in the shaken area. , Cucuta pro vince is near the yeriezuelah., bor der, /in the hg'art of a belt of oilfields. ? - I RELIEF BY PLANE . Early, estimates of the dam age exceeded £2,232,142. . The Federal Government...
Security Screen Round Menzies [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 11 July 1950
Security Screen ?- Round Menzies SINGAPORE, Monday (A.A.P. Reuter). — The Prime Minister of Australia (Mr. Menzies) refused to talk to reporters when he ar rived today. Reporters were not allowed to approach within 300 yards of him. According to official circles, Mr. IVIenzies today discussed with the. High Commissioner for South-east Asia (Mr. Malcolm Macdoriald) Australian participa tion in the South-east Asia de fence. .. He will also discuss- the Pac ific naval situation with Admiral Brind and will meet Wing Com mander. Lush, who is command ing the R.A.A.F. squadron in Malaya.
Beechworth Escapee Recaptured [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 11 July 1950
Beechworth Escapee Recaptured MELBOURNE, Monday. — Armed police today recaptured James Henry Patterson on the Hume Highway, an escapee from Beechworth reformatory. Police this ? morning spotted him on the top of a lorry headed for Melbourne. When the lorry was' stopped Patterson jumped off and ran across a paddock, but he- was 'quickly caught. Patterson escaped on Satur day by forcing the bars of a cell. He was fired on as he ran away from the gaol. A't the City Court Patterson, alias Desmond John Trewhitt, 23, .was remanded until July 12 at Beechworth on a charge of escaping from gaol.
Firemen Rescue Two From Blazing Mill [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 11 July 1950
Firemen Rescue Two From Blazing Mill SYDNEY, Monday. — Firemen rescued two men trapped on the first floor window-ledge of a blazing flour mill at Glebe to day. A third man made his escape down a blazing stairway. ' All escaped injury but the premises of the Sydney Milling Co. Pty. Ltd., in Bridge Road, were . severely damaged. The three , men — Russell Hughes, a clerk; Frederick Berckelman, accountant; and Alan Attreed, clerk — were in the office on the second floor when they were enveloped in smoke. Attreed ran through ? flames engulfing a back staircase but Hughes and Berckelman were driven back. Both men crawled on to a window-sill to escape the suffo cating smoke. After, several minutes spent trying to attract attention, the two men were rescued by firemen. The blaze was extinguished in 15 minutes, but more than £3000 worth of damage had been done to plant, equipment and stock. The fire is believed to have been caused by a short circuit in electrical equipment, sending out spark...
New Flood Threat Along North Coast [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 11 July 1950
New Flood Threat Along North Coast SYDNEY , Monday. — Flooding of Imp lying areas within the next 24 hours is ex pected in all coastal river basins from the Riclimohd to the Nepean Rivers. In north-western New, South Wale's fioo'ding is expected to be 'maintained at places along the Macint'yre and BarWon Rivers. Rises are expected in the Namoi and Gwydif. Rain has fallen over most of the State during the past, 24 hours. More \ rain /is forecast for 'most of the eastern half o'f .the State during the next 24 to 'IS hours. . ,. ; ' ,? / . _ Heaviest falls today we're con 'flried to the North Coast-. Coff's Harbour reported 689 .points in 24 hours, Clarence Heads 411 and Smoky CSpe 120; , ' Towns which 'th'e New1 'South Wales .Weather' Bureau., has warned of . floods include graf ton, Lismore, Kempsey, Mait-. land, Dorrigo, Bellingen and Coraki. ? i More than 10,000 /persons \vere; ? .3 ~ 1 ? V,. fl ~ ~ r. maue nomeiess iuy nuuua which swept these district's . pniy 'a -fe\y, ?weeks ago...
Thieves on Liner Orion [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 11 July 1950
nrrrriirir «r»Ti ?????«???? Thieves on Liner Orion MELBOURNE, Monday.— A . Special squad of wharf det'ec ? tives boarded the liner Orion when she berthed at Port Mel bourne today, to investigate the theft of £177 worth of jewel ' lery,/ arid travellers' cheques during the trip from Sydney to Melbourne. While at sea thieves entered the cabin of Mr. arid Mrs. Ken neth Goiwe'r arid stole £350 in £i0 travellers' cheques arid jewellery, which included a yal uable piece of jade worth £428.
PLANES IN THE KOREAN WAR [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 11 July 1950
PLANES IN THE KOREAN WAR TOP: Boe'ring B29 Superfortress based on Japan. These planes have been bombing North Kor ean forces. Okinawa based B29s dropped atom bombs on Hiro shima and Nagasaki during the closing stages of the last war. CENTRE: A Yak-3 single seat fighter of the type being used by th'e North Korean forces. It is Russian-designed and built. Several have be'e'n shot 'down by .Mustangs, which are superior in fire-power ana speed. RIGrtT: An Australian-built si'ngle-s'e at M u¥t a'n'g fighter plane of the type in s'e'rvice with the R'.A.'A.F. in Japan. General MacArthur !ha's asked for the use of . these planes in the Campaign in Korea.
Headmaster Charged With Assault [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 11 July 1950
Headmaster ^ Charged With Assault /NEWCASTLE, Monday. — A Belmont : headmaster admitted tfiat he knew an' 11-year-old boy whom he had caned 'was not physic ally normal', at a New castle Children's Court today. The hearing . of a case in which Cyril Clifford Jopling was charged with assaulting a boy at Belmont, on March 22, was resumed. ? Sgt. C. P. Pimmins, of Bel mont, said in evidence that Jop ling' had stated: 'The whole thing is. regrettable. I knew that the boy had been in a bomb raid or something in England. I knew that he was not physically normal, and that he had scars, but I did hot know where those scars were or I would hot have caned him like I did.' The hearing was adjourned until tomorrow.
N.Z. ALL BLACKS USE CONTROVERSIAL SPRINGBOKS' SCRUM [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 11 July 1950
N.Z. ALL BLACKS I USE CONTROVERSIAL SPRINGBOKS' SCRUM ( From Bruce II ewitt, Reuter Correspondent in Wellington) New Zealand Rugby Union football, which 20 years ago caused the great wing forward dispute, may yet become involved in another international football issue through its use of the controversial South African scrum in the current test series against the touring British Isles team. ? Whatever the resu'.t of the test rubber, it seems certain that much more wi'.l be heard in international Rugby circles about the South African scrum after this tour and aijairi next yertr when a South African team visits Britain. ?? ?''; ' ' By an international ruling this year, the South African- scrum is within the laws of the game, and there has been no suggestion , of the British Isles, team, raising any objection to New Zealand! using this method. The only pibl'iciy-expressed opinion- from the British-- team about the : simui^has, however, been firmly. a*jainst''-it. ?' I /The :team's capta...
How Married Couples Can Break "Silence" [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 11 July 1950
How Married Couples Can Break 'Silence' (By an A.A.P.-Ileuter Corres pondent in Copenhagen) Disturbed at the 'Iron Curtain of Silence between man and wife on long evenings year after year,' the Danish newspaper Politiken gives these tips for restoring harmony: 1. Not enough wives read news papers or, generally, keep them selves infol-med on national and' world affairs. 2. Having small children is a good excuse for this but only for the first year or-so. 3. Being in love is not enough — not for a whole lifetime any- | way. 4. Husbands— and there are two parties to all marriage troubles— should help with the washing, up and general house hold chores so -that both parties are free as soon as possible to enjoy the evening together. 5. Husbands and wives should never work in the same office together. . The see' too much of each other if they do. 6. A husband should try to maintain a . keen interest in domestic affairs— make sugges tions for meals. 7. The wife should always be neat and ti...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 11 July 1950
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Touring Women Golfers Presented [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 11 July 1950
Touring Women Golfers Presented LONDON, Monday (A.A.P.).—' Seven Australian women golfers were presented to the King and Queen after attending a service at Windsor parish church- yes terday. . The golfers are members of- the team which has just completed a tour of England and Ireland. They are Pat Borthwick, Joan Hammond,' Leonora Wray, ? Mrs. T|; Gowing, Mrs. J. Fisher, Judith Percy and- Maxine Bishop.
NO MID-WEEK WOMEN'S TENNIS TODAY [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 11 July 1950
NO MID WEEK WOMEN'S TENNIS TODAY There will be no matches today in the Women's mid-week tennis competition owitig to the weather. The . semi-finals were played last week for Division No. 1,...A' Reserve Grade, and. resulted in a win for Port Kembla District No'.' .1 team,- 6 sets', 47 , game's, against Railway No. 2 team, 2 sets ,36-games. Individual results: Mrs. Firi layson and Mrs. Boyle (PJC.) v Mrs. Ford and ? Mrs Barton (R'way), 2-6, 5-7. Mrs. Finlay son and Mrs Boyle v Mrs. Leon ard and Mrs. Gilroy, 9-7, 6-2; Mrs. Richmond and Mrs. O'Neill v Mrs. Leonard and Mrs Gil roy, 7-5, 6-3. Mrs. Richmond and, Mrs. O'Neill y* Mrs. Ford and Mrs. Barton, 6-3, 6-3. Tiffe autumn com.pe_tifi.6n matches for next- week-end' arej Saturday:' Those as set down* in fixture book of ApWl 1 for all grades. . * ? For the -men's Sunday morn ing competitions: 'Matches set ?down in fixture 'book for April all grades. ? ' - ? The South Coast, champion ships will be continued' on Sun day afternoon, and ; t...
Wollongong Golf Associates' Competitions [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 11 July 1950
Wollongong Golf Associates' Competitions On Thursday the first 18-hole competition for several weeks was played. This was a stable ford round, and Mrs. B. Guerin returned the winning card with 32 points. Miss M. Doliery was winner in the B Grade, her card also read 32 points. Results of Wednesday's teams' matches played at Wollongong were# Wollongong No. 2 team de feated Wollongong No. team three matches to two, arid Wol longong: .No. 3 defeated Port Kembla No. 2 . team four matches to one. \ CANADIAN FOURSOME A Canadian foursome was played on Sunday. The winners were Mrs. Green and Mrs. J. Reid with 79 nett. Other scores; were Mrs. Neller and Mrs. Buckley 82 netb, and Mrs. A. D. Robirisori and Mrs. Whiter 83 nett. * On Thursday the foursome championship will be played over 36 holes, with an- 18-hole com petition played in conjunction.
PEACE TALKS BEFORE THIRD TEST [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 11 July 1950
PEACE TALKS BEFORE THIRD TEST ?SYDNEY, Monday— The Aus tralian Board of; Control has in vited the English Rugby League managers, Messrs. Oldroyd and Spedding, to a conference .on 'Jiily 21 in an endeavour to iron out differences before the Third Test' The' Third and deciding' Test will be .played -next day. The object' of the' meeting will be' to ask the managers to sug gest remedies for future Eng lish tours of Australia. The Chairman of the- Aus ?tralia-n.' Board of Control (Mr..; H. FlSgg) 'said -today' the' -board! welcomed the chance;' to- discuss difference^,, with the'. English managers. 'We' hc^ne to clear up Triis understai^dirigs,' said' Mr. Fiegg; ?Tlie Secretary of the Board of Control. (Mr.; K. Shaiip) said to- ; day -there would be no- advance sales of tickets' for the Third Test.
Plans For English League Visit Near Completion [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 11 July 1950
Plans For English League Visit Near Completion Plans are nearing completion to make Wed nesday week, July 19, the biggest day in the his tory of Illawarra Rugby League, when the Com bined Groups 6 and 7 play the touring, English team on the Wolibngong Showground. l The tourists will arrive in Wollongong at. 11.30 a.m. after viewing,' the* sights bistween 'liere ?ind Sydney. - ? They- will be tendered a civic .-eception by the Mayor, of the Olty of Greater, ?Wollongong- (Aid. C- M. Dawsori). This, will; be held at- the Wollongong Bowling Cliitj.-- - ' L ? Lunch -will' be served at the Wollongong .Hotel1, to- players 'only: This will .give' the -.'foot-' bailors- of both teams- an- oppor ? unity of- meeting and 'getting to know each other before . .they .take the field. The teams will -then rest until' proceeding to the Wollongong i Showground at 2.30 p.m. j The big match .will start at 3.30 p.m. This time has been arranged so as shift workers on day work will have an opportunity of a...
Oldroyd Denies Englishmen Short Of Players For Last Test [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 11 July 1950
Oldroyd Denies Englishmen Short Oi Players For Last Test ' SYDNEY, Monday.— -Mr. George Oldroyd, business manager of the English Rugby League team, today hotly denied that the team was 'Hard up for players' for the third and final test at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday week. Following the . English team's narrow' win over Ipswich on Sat urday,' 'statements were made . that the; team -was 'desperate' for- players, for the test.'; He described , these statements ras 'a lot of- nonsense'. ; Mr.- Oldroyd- flew from- Bris bane this afternoon .with nine injured players for special treat merit in Sydney. 'Although- nine of- our -players are' injured,- six;- of them will . be fit for Saturday,' he said. 'Three; players— Naughton, Pollard and; Daniels— will not be ; fit this Week. Naughton* has a. broken- leg and Pollard and Daniels in juries, to' the cOllarborie. . 'There was -a suggestion that' we would send Naughton home instead , of- 'taking him ; on ; the rest of the trip; but th...
STEWARDS SEIZE OINTMENT USED ON BRONZE LADDIE [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 11 July 1950
STEWARDS SEIZE OINTMENT USED ON BRONZE LADDIE MELBOURNE!, Sunday,-- — A vpotof ointment, seized by -V.R.C- veterinary, surgeons at Fleming ton last .Saturday- after it had been used on Bronze Laddie's lamia .legv has; -become' thd dehtra of . a mystery in Melbourne racing circles The V.RiC. has refused to give any information about th« ointment, but it is certain1 to be analysed. Bronze Laddie was .withdrawn from the. Grand National- Steeple on: .Saturday just before the start -of. the race. He would have started favourite.