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Powder Monkeying [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 1 October 1926
Powder Monkeying A lad named Dingle, aged 13 years, a resident of Gracemere, but who was spendin a holiday at Dalma, Queens- land, procured a flask half filled with gunpowder. As he poured the powder out he applied a match. The result- ant explosion landed him yards away. He was badly burned about the legs and arms, and to a lesser degree on the face. He was taken into Rock- hampton and admitted to the hospital. Another boy who was with him at the time escaped uninjured.
GORMAN CUP [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 1 October 1926
^.GORMAN ; CUR Eastlake, has regained control of the Golman Cup, which tho , Canberra, since, ll'captnred the1 cjip Jromthc East- lake Club. Northbourne cíiib*Tailed'Ho 01u|),-lias boen 'prizing for some \\ eel«., establish claims for? thp cup.'hut Easï lalco's challenge, uh'ch \\ns made at the ¡'aino time as Northbourne'«, was moie seripus matter; for the players at thojBachelor'H Quaitcrs. , . ' The games were played on the East- lake Club's( courts, on Saturday jam. Canbena showed up avcII in the early matches, ^ and ^lessrs. Sky and Roes took two, sets against Vitzpatrick and Murrien., of>% «Eastlake,* by 0-1, fi-4. Jil tlie mixed doubles,1 Jiowovor, Canberra came to j grief, and Eastlake i cgained the Gbiman'Cup, hav.ng won nina nets 72 games, to Canberra's five' sets, C8 games. , \ x Thcc scores' ucFcî- \ Sky' and Rees (Canberra) v. ,Cee and Maitin (Eastlake),'* 'C5-2.li. : " ?> Sky and Rees t (Canbeiiu) v. lfitz patiick aiicT lluidon' (Eastlake), 6.1 G.i. ,",?,*,. Carn&...
Display Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 1 October 1926
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STAGE AND SCREEN NOTES FROM NEAR AND FAR Theatrical Complaint [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 1 October 1926
STAGE AND SCREEN NOTES FROM NEAR AND FAR Tlkatrical Corriplairit IjOo Schubst t, America's leading theatiical fiitrcpreneur, has voiced an cmphitic denouncements the English stage and theatre management gener allv Ho says "1 wanted to find mat wial for COO theatre,-?, and, was able to purchase onlv four plays, and engaged1 only lineo ov foui artists Where aie the" pi etty young Women with 'voices and ailie to act? Once they nbounded Your managers, go to America to buy Hiiccobs, thinking the lisle less The result is that English authois aro not wrlt'ng The old-time London manager nab gone, and many manageis in X,on don nowadays do nofKnow their busi- ness "
British Films [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 1 October 1926
British Films The problem of British films is dis- cussed in many directions, pubhcand private. A deputation arranged by the1 Federation of British Industries recent- ly wailed .upon the Board,of Trade, to ask that immediate action bo taken to enable the Bt'itlsh Film trade, to recover from ; depression. ".Sir Philip Cunliffe Lister made a reply that seemed'' to favour the idea of a voluntary quota of British films. In other words, British exhibitors might be put on their hon- our to show a certain proportion of British films in their programmes for a certain period, after which time if the results had not been satisfactory, leg- islation might possibly be introduced. As to whether the Government has any plans for the help of the industry, he was indefinite. The London County Council, meanwhile, have affirmed ' by resolution the desirability of a fair pro- portion of British lilma being shown; this object, if unobtainable' by other means, to he promoted by legislation. The opponents...
Behind the Scenes [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 1 October 1926
Behind the Scenes Karel Capek, the Czech writer, whose play, "The Maeropulus Affair," is now running in New York, has just pub- lished an amusing little book entitled "Producing a flay: Together with a Guide ^Behind the. Scenes." For some t.mo Capek was one of the producers at Prague's repertory theatre, and his book is evidently 'the first-hand. fruits of that experience. , Just as ho has wandered through "the garden' known as England, producing , .his charming "Letters from England," Mr. Capek now v/anders like1 a child . through -this" weird world of cardboard and flesh and blood.
Low Tides in Tweed River [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 1 October 1926
Low Tides in Tweed River During the past month or more a continuance of phenomenally low tide has prevailed on the Tweed River. Old residents of the Tweed district, and persons who have been connected with the river traffic for many years, state that they have never known the tides to be so low, and the period of such tides so prolonged as during the past five or six weeks. Long stretches of the river bed have been uncovered. Sea-going steamers have experienced difficulty in negotiating the entrance, as there has not been more than 6ft. of water on the bar at low tide for some time, and tlie arrival and depart- ure of shipping have been delayed.
SUPER-RIFLE Compressed Air Explosive [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 1 October 1926
SUPERIRIFLE ' Compressed Air Explosive " A German engineer namedjPlieth has 'constructed a gun which shoots 25 times' without detonating or growing hot.* ~ , -i It can smash armour-plate one-eighth of an inch thick at a distance of a mile and a Quarter. , Herr Plicllí has replaced gunpowder, as an explosive, by comprosscd air. Thus tho gun barrel is preserved from heal- ing. The gun has been tested by military officers, and its adoption by the German at my is recommended.
MODERN CHINA CHINESE GIRLS TAKE TO THE "BOB" [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 1 October 1926
MODERN CHINA CHINESE GIRLS TAKE TO THE "BOB" . Chinese flappers in Hong Kong are taking so keenly to bobbed hair, that hair-dressing establishments are unable to cope with the demands made upon them. Hitherto Chinese girls have favoured the long pigtail, but the new vogue has suddenly set in, with , the result that many barber shops have had to send to Japan for exports, the local Chinese not yet having acquired the art with any degree of proficiency. Bobbed, hair, especially the "boyish" cut, is said to be particularly suited to Chinese features, and it goes well with the semi-European style of dress to which young Chinese women are taking &nbsp; in increasing numbers. This particular cut is better for the Chinese than the plain "bob," as they all have very thick hair. , Chinese girls smoked cigarettes long before their Western sisters, so that now, with the "bob" also in favour, they are to be seen on the streets of Hong Kong looking every dav and in every way more like th...
Display Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 1 October 1926
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PILGRIM'S PROGRESS A FINE EDITION [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 1 October 1926
PILGRIM'S PROGRESS A FINE EDITION The copy of Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress," sold at a "first edition" to Mr. Quaritch. a London book expert, recently, for £6,800, has been discovered to be only a second issue of the first edition, with a five-line erratum at the end of the last page. It was returned to the seller under one of theconditions of sale. The owner had found it hidden among a number of old books inherited by his wife. The existence of two issue of the first edition has not hitherto been generally Known to bibliographers. &nbsp; &nbsp; The owner submitted the book to Messrs. Sotheby, of London, requesting them to value it. On their assurance that it was a first - edition of the &nbsp; "Pilgrim's Progress," it was offered at auction. While the owner is not likely to obtain as much for his edition as for a copy of the first issue, his "Pilgrim's Progress" Is probably worth thousands of pounds.
MISSING LINK Stone Age Relics FOUND IN ZULULAND [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 1 October 1926
MISSING LINK Stone Ane Relics FOUND IN. ZULULAND Important linds of ancient stono im- plements have-1 boen made' on the Zululand high iveldts-'by Professor Leb zelter,' ofjVienna. ? The' discoveries, it is statod/'prove tho, existence of six dif- ferent uses to which stone implements werejiul^and show" that human beings period.'-- >"' ? ' dwelt, in ¿the., country 'in the diluvian The discovery Is particularly v in- teresting, in view of the discovery over a year ago'of the >? Taung's skull in Rhodesia, which 'ha'ä been' described as the ''missing 'link." Both the. Taung's skull -and ^ the' stone implements in Kululand wore found on the veldt.^ Fur- ther ,isearches .oin indn-likc rapes* into itnplemenl-uaing human heirigü. ,
MOTOR MISHAP CYCLIST'S ESCAPE [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 1 October 1926
MOTOR MISHAP CYCLIST'S ESCAPE &nbsp; Two motor accidents occurred in Canberra on Saturday last. A car ran into a culvert near the Social Service Office, at Acton. The fore part of the car was damaged, and the left front axle broken. At Eastlake a collision occurred be- tween a Morris Cowley car and an In- dian Motor Cycle, ridden by W. God- dard of Acton. Goddard was in the act of swinging out from the Power House into Interlake Avenue, when the &nbsp; car struck him on the right side. The car was stopped immediately, and God- dard crawled from underneath, badly shaken and slightly bruised. The motor cycle was damaged about the fore por- tion, while the car had a headlight broken away and the left front tire was blown out. &nbsp; &nbsp;
COMMONWEALTH AVENUE [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 1 October 1926
COMMONWEALTH AVENUE The work of beautifying Common- wealth Avenue between the two bridges which will eventually span part of the West Basin has advanced another stage. A total of 150 trees have been planted on either edge of the embankment. The roadway is also being formed, and concrete watertables are being constructed.
CANBERRA STAMP Arrangement for Issue MORE THAN 20,000,000 MELBOURNE, Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 1 October 1926
CANBERRA STAMP Arrangement for Issue MORE THAN 20,000,000 MELBOURNE, Thursday. Between twenty million and thirty million Commonwealth postage stamps of the Canberra Commemorative de- sign will be issued by the Postmaster- General's department. This statement was made yesterday by the Postmaster General (Mr. Gibson), who said that the proposal was to issue sufficient stamps for one week's supply with the addition of such a number as would meet the requirements of stamp col- lectors and others who wished to ob- tain the stamps as souvenirs. The stamps will be issued during the week of the opening of the Federal Parliament at Canberra, and will be on issue for a week at every post office in the Commonwealth. The actual date of issue has not yet been decided. The design has been despatched al- ready to England, where dies will be prepared. The actual printing will be done In Australia. It is estimated that the ordinary re- quirements of stamps for postage pur- poses in the week will be ...
PAYING CONCERN CANBERRA'S FUTURE ASSURED MR. BUTTER'S ADDRESS [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 1 October 1926
PAYING CONCERN CANBERRA'S FUTURE ASSURED MR. BUTTER'S ADDRESS Interviewed in Melbourne, Chief Fed- eral Capital Commissioner Mr. J. H. &nbsp; Butters said that the rise in land values in and around Canberra is such already, that it is inevitable that Can- &nbsp; berra will within 25 years be returning &nbsp; a sufficient income to pay interest on the whole of the Commonwealth's in- &nbsp; &nbsp; vestment in the Capital City. This statement, which he has made on other occasions, and which has evoked vigorous protests from public servants, Mr. Butters repeated with greater emphasis last night at the Queen's Hall, Collins Street, where he &nbsp; delivered under the auspices of the &nbsp; Royal Victorian Institute of Architects &nbsp; an illustrated address on the progress of Canberra. Mr. Butters said that the position from the taxpayers' point of view was very satisfactory. The Commission &nbsp; was making no atte...
EQUIPMENT For New Hostels [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 1 October 1926
EQUIPMENT For New Hostels &nbsp; With the completion of Hotel Kur- &nbsp; rajong and the approach to Hotel Ac- &nbsp; ton to complete, the furnishing and &nbsp; equipment of the establishments will &nbsp; add to the task which the Commission &nbsp; has to handle. Following on those, the four large boarding establishments &nbsp; &nbsp; will be ready in a few months. &nbsp; &nbsp; The equipping of these establish- ments in itself involves great atten- &nbsp; tiqn to detail and the purchase of large &nbsp; &nbsp; supplies in our business columns, it will be noted that the Commission &nbsp; has called for tenders for the supply of electra-plate cutlery, and this is the forerunner only of a large assort- ment of supplies which have to be se- cured for the equipment of the hostels.