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THE MAGINOT LINE [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 3 May 1940
THE MAGINOT LINE Andre Maginot was an official in the French War Ministry when the first German war biobke out in 1.914. He joined as a private soldier, rose to the.rank of sergeant, was disabled. and 'returned to the' War Ministry. Shortly after the Armistice he be came Minister for War. It was as Minister for War that he conceived the idea of a chain of. steel and con crete to" supplement France's natur al defences-the Alps, the Pyrenees and the Vosges. ,, The Maginot Line was first built on France's most vulnerable, frontier, along the Rhine Valley, and the Val tey of the Moselle. It was across 'his frontier that .barbaric hordes from the north had swept twice with n living memory. Later the line was extended to wards the lowlands of Flanders, along the Belgian frontier, to prevent any "epetition of the 191:4 attack through Belgium. The Maginot Line has been man ned continuously, even in peace:time, by nicked regimenti~of technicians. The underground fortifications a.'* oractical...
RED CROSS [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 3 May 1940
RED CROSS Owirig tothe usual day of meetr n*u falling on Anzac. Day, :itW' wvas necessary to hold it a day-earlier. This was not convenient i to imany -nembers,. and .resulted ini rather a marll meeting of ladies.-: The! Piesi dent (Mrs. Grantham) was in the *hair. The secretaiy lhad received .o 'an swer to her 'communications with -egard to artists for a: foitthcoining ritertainment. and nothing .furthel Iould be done in the matter, for:the 'present,ý but it* hoped that sore Shing' definite -will :be settled -at the :.ext meeting. . .: . : The tresurer?1, :repbrted ihaving pent a 'further £7 on wool soi:there s iio need. for the band-.of knitters o be idle. Any new members will be welcom ld at the next meeting.
Doreen Anzac Service At School [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 3 May 1940
Doreen Anzac Service At Schoo1 On Wednesday afternoon. last April 24, the annual Anzac Service vwa col'lucted at the School. During tlh ceiemony wvreaths were' plaed on -t:( honor roll and ini memory of six loda s6ldiers who died in ,the 1914-18 wiorli wari: the children obser-d a *tw( miniutes :silence. Miri. A, C. Wallis gave an address oi :the landing :of the- Anzacs .at Galllip oli, and the sacrifices made by the gal lant men who had fought to make the woild- safe for tie generationri to come. He 'aid that the Great War hdd been fought as a waif to end war, but-events had proved that the" peace ;.which had been made. in 1918 had l:hot 'een a real peace;'2but rathei: oinly a '?reathing space. The present geneia ion was faced with a similar con 'ict and great sacrificeswohulf b?e re' tuired from everyonicif the demoe _acies were to emerge triumplihant.
PERMIT COMMITTEE MEETING [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 3 May 1940
PERMIT COMMITTEE MEETING The Permit Committee, consisting of M. Carse (Greensborough) chair man, G. LeBrocq .(Eltham) secretary, A. Stott .(Heidelberg), J. Petrie (Montmorency), R. Laurie (D.VB. Juniors), E. Worthington (Epping) me at Greensborough on Wednesday night. and had a very busy time hear (Continued On Page 5) FOOTBALL (Continued from Front Page) ing applications from players for reg istration. Nearly 50 players appear ed, most of whom were new recruits, a fact which augurs well for the fut ure of football in the association when it is remembered that about 250 players played last season. Clearances granted were: D. Wright (Epping) to MLillgrove; P. Dalton and E. Plunkett (Heidelberg to Ivanhoe; J Hughes, Heidelberg to Heidelberg West; C. Clarke, Heidel berg to Fitzroy Colts; J. Blundell, Montmorency to Eltham; N. Kum ney, Eltham to Warragul 2nds. R. Negri appeared before the com mnittee and appealed against the de cision of the Montmorency club in refusing his application ...
Eltham Court FRUIT STEALING CHARGES QUINCES TAKEN AT HURSTBRIDGE [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 3 May 1940
Eltham Court FRUIT STEALING CHARGES QUINCES TAKEN AT HURSTBRIDGE Four young men appeared before Eltham Court on Wednegsday in connection with the larceny of a quantity of quinces from property occupied by Mr. W. Gray at IIurstbridge on Sunday, March 3. Three,appeared in the open court and the fourth was dealt with in the Children's Court. First Constable Beaton appeared to prosecute, and Mr. J. V. Shallard represented the defendants. The defendants were Harold Ern est Hull, 22 years, of -Rossminoyne St, Thornbury; Charles William Rob ertson, 18 years, Mansfield St, ; Thornbury, and Frederick Clewley, 17 years, of High St, Northcote. The fourth defendant appeared before the Children's Court. MHessrs Cooper and Brodie J's. P. were on the bench. Mr. W.. Gray gave evidence that at about 6.50 p.m. on Sunday. March 3 he saw several people near quince trees on the creek boundary of his property. They appeared to be pick ing fruit, and then he saw the three defendants and another lad walkin...
WEEK-END FISHING PARTY (To the Editor.) [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 3 May 1940
WEEK-END FISHING PARTY (To the Editor.) Sir,-Would you please include the following in the next issue of your paper, May 3rd. in answer to the poem "The Gentle Art," which was inspired by the report of an Eight Hours week-end fish ing party? "Inspired sat upon his doubting chair And read the news so very rare, Said he: "This story is a certain fake, Some reference to this gentle art I'll make. The fishers four are certain sure, Their.words were honest, straight "and "pure -L.;-h'' We: caighttIte goodsdanid hold the proof 'We're fin a class :that's quite aloof. If any yet should doubt the word, Of this true story you have heard We have a photo. Yes! by Tod, Of this real mighty Murray Cod." -The Fishers Four.
PANTON HILL CHURCH OF ENGLAND CIRCUIT [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 3 May 1940
PANTbN HILL CHURCH OF ENGLAND CIRCUIT The Reverend A. T. Roberts, who recently took up duties as Vicar of the Panton Hill Parish of the Church of England, desires to inform his parishioners that the Sunday Ser This Week's Text: Let every soul be subject to the higher powers; For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Romans 13-1. vices for the Parish will, in future, appear in the Church Notice column of "The Advertiser" each week. Churches in the Parish are: Pan ton Hill, Hurstbridge, Hazel Glen, Queenstown, Kinglake, and Christ mas Hills.
"THE ADVERTISER" FOOTBALL TROPHIES Voting Begins With Opening Of Diamond Valley Season [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 3 May 1940
"THE ADVERTISER" FOOTBALL TROPHIES"' ½; !:":?K Voting Begins With Opening Of Diamond Valley Season Simultaneously. with the opening round of matches in the' Diamond Valley Football Association, which will take place to-morrow, the first voting coupon for the best and fairest player appears in this issue of "The Advertiser." A silver cup trophy known as "The Advertiser :0Cu!,." will be awarded to the player in the Diamond Valley Association who gains the most votes, and another similar trophy will bie awarded for the Panton Hill Association. Votes must be recorded on the coupons which will be pub lished each week, and there will be no limit to the number iofi votes which a member of the public may record. Votes must be forwarded to "Football Vote,". Advertiser Eltham, and progress results wvill be published each month.. The club and association to which a player belongs must be recorded cleariy in the space indicated. PANTON HJLL ASSOCIATION PLENTY ROVERS CLUB NOTI ; Councillor J. G....
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 3 May 1940
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HURSTBRIDGE TRAINING NOTES [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 3 May 1940
HURSTBRIDGE TRAINING NOTES A full dress rehearsal will be held to-morrow. at the Hurstbridge ground when old and :new. players will vie for selection in the first match to take place on the following Saturday. ..Training began last Saturday when' about 1-6 players stripped and were: very keen. Among those who turned out for a run were Gordon and Alec McKimmie. Murphy, Clay ton: and: "'Brock. All shaped well, and th.e selectors will probably have a hard task before the team is chos en. :Judging by the material available, there is no! doubt that the Hurst bridge team will have to be reckoned with 'in matches .this sehson.
PROMISING YOUNGSTERS AT PANTON HILL [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 3 May 1940
PROMISING, YOUNGSTERS AT : PANTON HILL SSeveral young: players who are .practising with Panton 'Mill team on hThursday' afternoons: eare 'showing promise and are reapingithe benefit :of their'coaching. last: year. With a little mioi'e experience theyý may become anh importaitt factor in the' good combination which will be fielded this year. .Three'who bre par. ticularly keen are K. 1Shanhun, J. 'Cari ,nnd F. Bartlett. '. The full constitution' w!as adopted by" an, enthusiastic' general meeting of members ori Tuesday,ýand a num ber of officials were appointed. These included: Timekeeper, :.: Pluiikett; coach. A. Whitehead; equipment of ficer, H. VWhitehend; goalkeeper, S. Grdham. Mr. K.. oaonalo h:?, hp'.en ap-. - - - - - - - poifats'd escretatry " of tie- recently formed social committee which will arrange functions to raise funds for the club. It was decided that the players wi:l elect a captain on the day of the first match from a list suggested by the committee. 'As a. preliminar...
MERNDA-DOREEN BRANCH A.W.N.L. [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 3 May 1940
MERNDA.DOREEN BRANCH A.W.N.L. The first meeting of the year- of the Mernda-Doreen Branch A.Wr.N.L. was held in the Mernda Hall onri Thursday. April 18. There wer'e nine members present, the Presidlent (Mrs Creighton) being in the chair. Many interesting discussions took place amongst members, and at the next meting it is hoped to ,rnale ariange ments for the annual meeting of this branch. The Branch has raised £5 for the Australian Comforts Fund up to date,' but hope to do 'more for that worthy fund in the very niear future After an enjoyable "afternoon tea the meeting closed with the singing of the National Anthem.
"CONFESSIONS OF A NAZI SPY" [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 3 May 1940
"CONFESSIONS OF A NAZI SPY" As requested by the Minister for Information, the Wanner Bros filin, "Confessions of a N~.a"i Spy," will be filmed in Whittle-.ca on ,Saturday, June 22. It is the desire of the min ister that this film :hould be shown in every picture louse in the Com monwealth 'As a message to the the Australian people w"hich should im press them of t,., urgent necessity for their maximum indeavours to help win the war.' Mr. W. J. Ede,:, who screens pic tures in Whittlesea overy Sat'urday night, has asked that secretiries and promoters of entertainment in Whit tlesea shall arrange their functions so as not to clash Iwith June 22.
Greensborough YOUNGER SET DANCE [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 3 May 1940
Greensborough YOUNGER SET DANCE More than '100 dancers attended the Greensborough Younger. Set's -Dance held in the Masonic Hall last Satur day night in aid of the Red Cross and A.I.F. Cdmforts Fund. For this occasion Mr. and Mrs. Whitehead had decorated the hall with green and pink streamers and with flowers and shrubbery, The Monte Carlo dance was won by Miss Katherine Negri and her part ner, while Miss Mary O'Cohnor and her partner won the lucky spot dance. DEATH OF MRS. E. A. ROBERTS An inquest was- conducted by the City Coroner (Mr. Tingate P.M.) this week into the circumstances sur rounding the death of Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Roberts,; aged 83 years, of Hailes Street, :Greensborougi.: At 5 a.m. on the morning of April 17, Mi-s. Roberts-had a fall- in her bedroom and broke: heri-ight leg. She died in the Royal Melbourne Hospital, on April i9. ' Mr Tingate found that Mrs. Roberts had died from injuries -received when she accidentally fell at her- home on April' 17. SCHOOL EUCHRE Ano...
FRUITGROWERS' MEETING [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 3 May 1940
FRUITGROWERS' MEETING The Diamond Valley delegates, Mr. Keith Smith, Mr. F. Wadeson, and Mr. J. Cowin attended the Fruit growers' League meeting at East Doncaster on Wednesday night. Some time was taken up by an address by Mr. Atkinson, and an enormous amount of business was transacted before the lateness of the hour caused the meeting to be ad journed until Friday afternoon. when the Diamond Creek delegates attend ed again. The work of organising the dis tricts is proceeding rapidly, and at a meeting at Hastings on Friday last about '700 fruitgrowers attended when a branch of the League was formed. This district, which em braces the whole peninsula, is defin itely opposed to the scheme. The delegates hope to be able to report some progress after to-day's meeting at East Doncaster.