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TYRE BLEW OUT Motor Car Crashes Into Pole KATOOMBA, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
TYRE BLEW OUT Motor Car Crashes Into Pole KATOOMBA, Tuesday. Three persons were injured when a car crashed into an electric light standard on the Great Western High way, Leura, after a back tyre blew out. The Blue Mountains District Ambul ance took the injured to the Anzac Memorial Hospital. They were: Roger Smith, four, in cised wounds to head and face; Etliel Smith, 27, abrasions and shock; Ethel Pinkney, incised wounds to left hand, and shock. All lived at 32 King-street, Ashfield. , Leonard Brown-Smith, assistant stationmaster at Blacktown, died in Paramatta Hospital from injuries .re ceived when he was knocked do\vn by a train at Blacktown.
PETROL TANK Keep Watch on Supplies [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
PETROL TANK s| Keep Watch on Supplied The N.R.M.A. advises motorists ij keep a careEul watch on their rehjl tanks- to ensure that they have aw adequate supply of spirit, especla|j| when making long holiday tours. |rj I It is pointed out that the associlt| ion is called upon to take emcrgeiijj supplies to many motorists every dtjj; and in nearly every ease the driven declare that they were under the id; pressiotL that they had plenty of rol in the tank. . |S The association says that too mutl reliance should not be placed on lis dashboard gauge, and if the motorlsj has any doubt the tank should B 'dipped' as a check. On country toifta where long distances between petfp| pumps have to bo covered it is a v;(6| precaution to carry a two gallon il| as an emergency reserve. J|
TOP FLOOR OF BUILDING COLLAPSES SYDNEY, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
TOP FLOOR OF BUSLDINi COLLAPSES I SYDNEY. Tuosday. I The top floor of a tliree-story build ing collapsed in Sussex-street yes terday afternoon. The upper floors are occupied by a floor and wall tile company, and several tons of tiles were on the floor that collapsed. The tiles, beams, bricks, and plaster crashed on to the second floor, which stood the strain. During week days a number || employees work oil the second fl|| The fire brigade ivas called, S| there was no fire. At night tlio|| lapse o£ another floor appeared jig minent, for it was sagging E^gl Barricades were placed hef°re Jgj premises, so that passers-by BB not approach. A policeman guard. |9
FATAL FALL Goulburn Tragedy GOULBURN, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
FATAL FALL j Goulbum Tragedy I GOULBURN, Tuesdayls Falling from the fence of his boml to the footpath at Goulburn, Josapf Lenane, 60, was killed. He was lilfe iiig With his grandchildren when Bj lost his balance and fell- ffj He suffered a fractured skull broken arm. He died soon after fe ing admitted to hospital. [i|| Mi-. Lenane's son, who is on fijiijl leave from the Second A.I.F.. WB being entertained with other recnjW from the Goulburn district at a PPls lie dinner given by the c!l'zens|^ Gijulbiirn when the news of H father's death reached him. fgm
THIS EMPIRE War Poet's Verse [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
THIS EMPIRE War Poet's Verse So far the war had no time to pro duce poetry, but that will come. In 1914 the most appealing voice was that qf William Watson. In th early months he wrote constantly (says the 'Observer'). Much of his work is well fitted to the present time, like the splendid lines to This Empire, that despite her faults and sins,' Loves justice, and loves mercy, and loves truth, When truly she beholds theni; aud who thus Helps to speed on; through dark and difficult ways, The ever-climbing footsteps of the world. ? ?
Christmas Services Maitland District Churches THE OBSERVANCES [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
Christmas Services Maitland District Churches THE OBSERVANCES Preaching on the subject 'Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace and goodwill towards men,' at the West Mait land Congregational Church on Sunday night, Rev. Horace Read said the only victory worth winning was a victory for our moral arms, a victory that would prepare the way for peace, for enemy and Allies alike. 'Thoughtful me: i and women will pause, especially this Christmas, and inquire whether it is a lip service that is being rendered, the annual homage paid to a very vague and infin itely remote Being, man at least still chooses to call God,' said Rev. Mr. Read. 'Is there perhaps not a little which savours of superstition? Does man imagine that, in some way or an other, this annual feting of Deity will cause the Fates to bo kinder to him, or is it but a reiteration anl reaffir mation of a profound truth in spec tacular robes. 'Everything that Christ did gave glory to God in the highest. Wlierovor man has ...
TOMATO MITE A Dangerous Pest MUCH DAMAGE [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
TOMATO MITE / 1 A Dangerous PeslE MUCH DAMAGE Tomato mite, a pest so tiny; , that It escapes the naked eye,! has been encouraged by the re- ' cent hot, dry weather and has caused serious damage in manjr . districts. ' I The Department of Agricultnrs has had a report in the last week or so of serious infestation as far west as Bourke and the mite is also busy in the metropolitan area. 'Every years wo find It necessary, to remind tomato growers about this pest,' Bald Mr. W. L. Morgan, de partmental biologist. 'No doubt itq minuteness allows it to escape atten tion, but there are well-defined eympt. toms of infestation which every td^ mato grower should recognise. Tha stalks and under surfaces of tha leaves take on a smooth, brown ap pearance, the foliage sometime® shows a slight silvering and tha j leaves may droop. At times, too, the ] fruit develops a rough, corky appear | ance. - j ; 'Treatment for this pest should bsf } a routine measure,' Mr. Morgan coi-l \ tinued. 'It is undoubt...
TUBE STATION Shelter for 1500 Londoners LONDON, December 10. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
TUBE STATION Shelter for 1500 Londoners (From a Special Correspondnt.) (By Air Mail.) LONDON, December 10. The first tube station in the world — that at King William street, London, which has been closed for nearly 40 years — will provide one of the safest air-raid shelters in London for about 1500 city office workers. The station, ' the first of its kind ever built, was between 1890 and 1900 the busy terminus of the old City and South London Tube. Since 1900 the station, half dis rnontled, has mouldered, in the dark ness, its only visitors occasional Lon don transport officials Concerned with pumping river seepage from the tunnel. To make access easier and provide a second exit a new 80ft. shaft has been sunk. The final step will be the building of watertight bulkheads in the two tunnels which run froni the station, to eliminate danger of flood ing from the river' should a bomb fracture the tunnels. Then the tracks and platforms of the station will be flooded over and a second floo...
SECOND A.I.F. Few Men in Camp [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
SECOND A.I.F. Few Men in Camp Before general leave was granted to the Second A.I.F. men in camp at Greta and Rutherford on Saturday, each was issued with a Christmas hamper from the Lord Mayor's Pa triotic and War Fund. Patriotic committees in other States also sent along comforts for the men. The camps have been practically de serted since Saturday, only those re quired for essehtial services having been retained, and many of these were entertained by Mends in Maitland, and by the Soldiers' Recreation and Clubrooms. A large number proceeded by special train to Newcastle, whore they were the guests of the citizens. The entertainment included tea and in some instances drives round the district. ___________
LONDON PARIS Flight of 3½ Months Old Baby LONDON, December 10. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
LONDON — PARIS Flight of 3-£ Months Old Baby (From a Special Correspondnt.) (By Air Mail.) LONDON, December 10. Miss Anne-Marie Conway Lloyd, aged 3J months, left London this week by air en route for U.S.A. Mrs. Lloyd, widow of Lieut.-Commander T. C. Conway Lloyd, who lost liis.lifi in the Thetis submarine disaster, 1' going on a short visit to her mother, taking the baby with her. Anne-Marie, who was born only two months after her father's death, was the centre of much attention at the l.ermiir's before the party left. She travelled wrapped in a blue shawl in a special white cct, covered with white waterproof aud with two large handles. She made friends a' once with the Air Force official who weigh ed her, cot and all, and the man who filled In her name on the ticket. Mrs. Lloyd, nurse and bah/ were going to Paris, then to Genoa; they were the. travelling by an Italian liner to America. ?
PERSONAL [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
PERSONAL . Dr. E. V. Tweedy, Adm.. of the Bishop's House, West Maitland, Is on two months' vacation. Rev. Gloster Udy, son of the Rev. G. S- Udy, of East Maitland, who is relieving at the Botany circuit, is at home for Xmas. He will be tho preacher at the East Maitland Meth odist Church next Sunday night.
FOURTH VICTIM DIES Army Truck Smash SECOND A.I.F. MEN [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
FOURTH VICTIM DIES . — ? ? Army Truck Smash SECOND A.I.F. MEN Four men of tho Second A.I.F., who were in camp at Rutherford, are now dead as a result of the unfortunate overturning of an army truck near the Old Toll Bar on Saturday last. One man wals killed instantly, two died in hos pital during the afternoon, and the fourth succumbed to his in juries on Sunday afternoon. Tho victims were: — KILLED Private Morvyn L. James, Lindsay st„ Hamilton. Corporal Isaac Capstaff, of Norman by-terrace, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane. Private D. E. Clews, of Rossmoya, via Rockliampton. Corporal E. G. Jones, Ellznbeth-st., Sherwood, Brisbane INJURED Private L. J. Morrison, Bayswater. fractured nose and abrasions to face and hands. Sergeant V. H- Tutt, Arthur-terrace, Red Hill, Queensland, abrasions to lUltJIltHUl ilUU ilUUUtt. Private G. F. Keillor, 'Chestervllle,' Caboolture, Queensland, abrasions and contusions to right side. Private L. J. Twidnle, Maleny, Queensland, abrasions to face and hands, and ...
CAMP SITES Why Changes Were Made £35,000 SAVED [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
CAMP SITES Why Changes Were Made £35,000 SAVED A saving of £35,000 will be effected by sending groups of the 1st Cavalry Division into camp at Greta and Wallgrove. The cost of constructing camps at Moss Vale, Bowral, and Mit tagong would have beon about £ 70,000. Lieutenaiit-General Sturdee, Gen eral O/llcer commanding the Eastern Command, made this statement when commenting on complaints by busi ness people in the centres where tile camps were to have been held that they had ordered thousands of pounds' worth of special stock in preparation for the camp trade. 'We are very sorry that it proved necessary to make the change,' Gen eral Sturdee said, 'but the iinal esti mates for the camps were much higher than the original ones. We cannot accept responsibility for the preparations of the business people.' Between £30,000 and £40,000 will probably be spent on buildings for the new camp at, Wallgrove, which will be used whenever possible in stead of tho Liverpool camp. For the cavalry c...
BUILDINGS Quarter's Statistics SYDNEY, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
BUILDINGS Quarter's Statistics SYDNEY, Tuesday. There has beon a substantia' decline in both building and real estate busi ness for November compared with last year, according to figures releasod by the Government Statistician, Mr. S. R. Carver. Building permits issued for tae city and suburbs las', month toialied £790. GS3, compared with £1,321,5211 in No vember, 193S. In the suburbs the mini bar of new buildings fell from 599 in 193S to 190 last month and the value from £S12,017 to £027,351. Tho total for New South Wales for the quarter ended Septembor 30 was £4,894,490, against £5,738,853 for the September quarter of 19, ' IS. Real estate transactions for the first 11 months of this year amounted to £30,090,000, compared witn £34,022,000 for the corresponding months of 193S. Mortgage amounts for the same period were £21,0S9,000 for this year and £24, 037,000 for tho first 11 months of last year. Mortgages, excluding those pro viding collateral security, were £1S, 94S.OOO for 1939...
DIED IN CELL Arrested For Being Drunk SYDNEY, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
DIED IN CELE ' Arrested For Being 1 Drunk; -- 1 I SYDNEY, Tuesday. *'1? Matthew Stanton, 52, of French's [9 Forest, was found dying In a cell at g Narrabeen police station on funday S night. Ho lingered for a few minutes, but did not peak. Police arrested || Stanton In the morning and charged him with drunkenness. g A const, ble visited him a few mo- |S ments before he was found dying, There was then no sign of serious :|g illness. Death is believed to have been due to heart failure. || Stanton suffered from sugar dia» ® betes. H ===== ,) ! &
No title [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
- Lcdwcdgo Vincent Lawlor, 42, mum . tions worker, of Melbourne, who was recently arrested on a charge of shooting with intent to murder. Lawlor arrived - in - Australia a - few months ago from England following a sensational incident in which a shot was fired near the Duchess of Kent.
DEMAND FOR DOGS For Lonely London Housewives LONDON, December 12. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
DEMAND FOR DOGS For Lonely London Housewives (From a Special Correspondent.) (By Air Mail.) LONDON. December 12. ? Since tlie'' outbreak of war the. demand fo'r dogs in London lias doubled. The biggest demand is from housewives who want guard ians for their homes now that their husbands ? have been called ?up. A woman who has been a do ; breed er for nearly 15 years said this week: 'During those first days of war thousands of dog lovers had their aninials slaughtered because they were afraid of the effect that all* raids would have on them. Kennel own ers were afraid to breeil dogs. 'Now the demand is so great that there is a scarcity of puppies, and we can't breed them fast enough. Women tell me that they feel so lonesome now their menfolk have been called up .that they simply must ha/e the dogs as companions. 'The most popular dogs are the spaniels. These are called gun-dogs. Together with setters and retrievers. They do not scare i.s easily a*i other ;dogs, and,': therefore, woul...