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WILL BORROW £55,000. City Council Agrees. FOR ELECTRICITY EXTENSION. The Brisbane City Council yesterday agreed, without discussion, to a proposal by the civic executive that a loan of £55,000 be obtained from Messrs. J. B. Were and Son, of Melbourne, for electricity extension purposes. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier-Mail — 30 August 1933
WILL BORROW £55,000. City Council Agrees. - ? FOR ELECTRICITY EXTENSION. The Brisbane City Council yes- terday agreed, -without discussion, to a proposal by the civic execu- tive that a loan of £55,000 be obtained from Messrs. J. B. Wero and Son, of Melbourne, for elec- tricity extension purposes. The loan will bear interest at the rate of 4 per cent and will have a currency of 20 years. It is proposed to expend the amount as follows: House services and meters £18,000 Overhead mains .,. 13,500 Plant and apparatus .... 150 Street lights. 500 Transformers and switch gear 7,015 Underground mains .. .. 5,685 Assisted wiring of houses 10,000 The estimated revenue from the ex- penditure is £19,250.
FATAL END TO STRUGGLE. Searched for Missing Clothes. SYDNEY, August 29. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier-Mail — 30 August 1933
FATAL END TO STRUGGLE. Searched for Missing Clothes. SYDNEY, August 29. As the result of injuries received in a struggle with a supposed thief, Gules Boccy (33), of Surrey Street, Darlinghurst, died in St. Vincent's Hospital this afternoon. Shortly after midnight Boccy was informed by his wife that a quantity of clothing, which she had hung out to dry after washing, was missing. After a hurried search of the back- yard of his home he climbed over a low brick wall at the back of the yard into Cralgend Lane, where he found a man, whom ho accused of stealing the clothes. A brief, but heated, altercation followed, and Boccy threatened to call the police. The supposed thief suddenly broke away, and dashed down the lane into surrey Street. Pinding that Boccy was following, he turned suddenly, struck him heav- ily in the face, and then continued his flight. Boccy fell heavily, striking his head on the pavement. When he was taken to hospital it was found that his skull had been fractured, a...
GOOD-WILL TRIP. MYSTERY AVIATOR. MELBOURNE TO GERMANY. A well-known Australian aviator, whose identity is being kept a secret, is to make a good-will solo flight from Melbourne to Germany within the next few months in a special aeroplane, which is ready for assembly. MELBOURNE, August 29. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier-Mail — 30 August 1933
GOOD-WILL TRIP. MYSTERY AVIATOR. MELBOURNE TO GERMANY. A well-known Australian aviator, whose identity is being kept a secret, is to make a good-will solo flight from Melbourne to Ger- many within the next few months in a special aeroplane, which is ready for assembly, MELBOURNE, August 29. Organised by a committee of lead- ing German and other residents of Melbourne, a good-will flight from Melbourne to Germany will be made by a well-known Australian aviator in a special aeroplane within the next few months. In Germany he will undergo a special course in high-speed flying to prepare for the centenary air race. The identity of the pilot, who will fly solo, is being kept secret, but the president of the organising committee (Mr. F. J. Bennell) -said to-day that this airman had done some big stunts, and was "the right man for the job." The pilot will carry to the German Chancellor (Herr Hitler) a scroll on which it is hoped to inscribe the name of every German national in Aus- tralia....
SHIPPING SIGNALS. New International Code. (British Official Wireless.) LONDON, August 28. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier-Mail — 30 August 1933
SHIPPING SIGNALS. New International Code. (British Official Wireless.) LONDON, August 28. The Board of Trade announces that the new international code of signals notified last year will come into inter- national use on January 1, 1934. The British, French, German, and Nor- wegian editions of the code have already been published, and the re- maining editorial editions by Japan, Spain, and the United States are ex- pected before the end of the year. The British edition consists of two volumes, the first dealing with visual nnrl sound signalling and the second with radio signalling. The latter pro- vides, for the first time, an official international wireless telegraphy code, issued specially for the use of mer- chant shipping and air services. The board expresses the hope that all ship masters and officers will familiarise themselves with the new code before its introduction.
TO-DAY'S GARDEN HINT. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier-Mail — 30 August 1933
TO-DAY'S GARDEN HINT. In the early spring many roses are subject to attacks of mildew. The disease attacks the young foliage, when damp, with flowers not noticeable on the foliage till the warmer weather advances. In the earlier stages of the disease, the plants should be treated. An old remedy Is to dust the foliage when damp, with flowers of sulphur, but it is rather un- sightly. The best remedy is to spray with potassium sulphurate at tlie rate of two ounces to four gallons of water. Use the spray .at in- tervals of three ^peks ..during the spring. ^ '
MOVE DEFEATED. Cheaper Pictures. EXPENSES TOO HIGH. SYDNEY, August 29. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier-Mail — 30 August 1933
MOVE DEFEATED. Cheaper Pictures. EXPENSES TOO HIGH. SYDNEY, August 29. At an inter-State conference of in- dependent film exhibitors to-day, a motion that the minimum admittance charges should be reduced from Is to 6d on certain week nights was de- feated. Speakers who opposed ' the motion said that their expenses and the high film rentals made such a reduction impossible. An amendment by the Queensland representatives, that the clause pro- viding for a minimum admittance price of Is should be omitted from future contracts, and a schedule of prices adopted by the Exhibitors' As- sociations of each State, was also defeated. The conference agreed to submit to all members for signature an agree- ment whereby they would undertake not to pay for "super productions" at rates higher than those indicated in the form of agreement. OPPOSED TO PROTECTION. It was agreed also that members of the conference were opposed to "pro- tection," which is the system whereby the release of fllnio in the s...
MUST BE REFERENDUM FIRST Re-establish Second Chamber. AMENDMENT OF CONSTITUTION FORESHADOWED. Consideration has been given by the Government to an important amendment of the State's Constitution to provide that no second Chamber of Parliament, whether elective or otherwise, shall be established without a referendum of the people first being held. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier-Mail — 30 August 1933
MUST BE REFERENDUM FIRST Re-establish Second Chamber. AMENDMENT OF CONSTITUTION FORESHADOWED. Consideration has been given by the Government to an important amendment of the State's Constitution to provide that no second Chamber of Parliament, whether elective or otherwise, shall be established without a referendum of the people first being held. It is understood that the matter is in the hands of the Premier (Mr. W. p. Smith), and that legislation on the subject will follow the Government's deliberations. During the term of the Moore Gov- ernment, it will be remembered, an effort was made to re-establish the Legislative Council. The members ol the then Government party were divided on the question, Some wanted rhc question decided by a referendum, others did not, and there was still another section that was entirely op- posed to the idea. In view of toe diversity of opinion on the subject, Mr. Moore did not proceed with the Bill. Not many members of the State Parliamentary Labour p...
A VITAL FORCE. RELIGION AND SOCIETY. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier-Mail — 30 August 1933
A VITAL FORCE. RELIGION AND SOCIETY. "Religion is not a matter of dogma. It is a vital force in the life of the individual,''and of society, which will enable us, if we join together in the creative spirit, to improve humanity as the gardener improves upon the briar to produce the rose." Tills observation was made by the Rev. H. M. Wheller last night, at the Central Methodist Mission's annual young people's banquet, in the Albert Hall. ' A large,birthday cake, richly orna- mented, and bearing four lighted candles, occupied a central position in honour of the fourth birthday of the Young People's Fellowship. The Lady Mayoress (Mrs. J. W. Gieene) lighted the candles and cut the cake, a piece \ of which was handed to each guest in J the large gathering. The Minister for Public Instruction, (Mr. F. A. Cooper), responding to the i toast of Parliament, said that the high J standard of living in Australia wasi made possible by the high standard of education, for which Australians were inde...
HEAR AT MT. MORGAN. CONSOLIDATED AWARD CASE. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier-Mail — 30 August 1933
HEAR AT MT. MORGAN. CONSOLIDATED AWARD CASE. A conference was held at the Indus- trial Court yesterday in connection with the claim by Mount Morgan, Ltd., for a consolidated award ior its employees. Mr. R. J. Carroll, on behalf of the Amalgamated Engineering Union, asked that the court should hear the application at Mount Morgan. The other unions concerned supported this request, and Major Hutchin, on be- half of the company, agreed also. In view of the urgency of the case, two of the members of the court, Messrs. T. A. Ferry and W. J. Riordan, decided to proceed to Mount Morgan and commence hearing the application next Tuesday. The following cases have been ad- journed to the dates set out: Mechanical engineering award, Sep- tember 11; harbour boards award, Sep- tember 13; bakers' and pastrycooks' award (southern and Mackay divi- sions), September 14; public hospital employees' award, september 15.
REMAND GRANTED. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier-Mail — 30 August 1933
REMAND GRANTED. A remand until September 5 was yesterday granted by Mr. W. E. H. Ferguson, P.M., in the City Police Court, in the case in which Vera Walker (24) was charged that on August 17, at Grey-street, South Bris- bane, she unlawfully did grievous bodily harm to Muriel Toomer. De- fendant was allowed bail, self in £20, and a similar surety.
ASSAULT ALLEGED. MAN SENT FOR TRIAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier-Mail — 30 August 1933
ASSAULT ALLEGED. MAN SENT FOR TRIAL. Mr. W. E. H. Ferguson, P.M., in the City Police Court yesterday, heard the evidence in a case in which John Momoht (40), labourer, was charged that on August 21, at Brisbane, he assaulted Theodore Calaftes, and thereby did him bodily harm. Senior Sergeant J. Henderson prose- cuted, and Mr. W. J. Kennedy ap- peared for defendant. Constable B. K. Binnie said that when questioned defendant denied that he had been at the house in South | Brisbane. When identified by com- plainant as the man who had assaulted him, he said that complainant was "trying to put one over him," and he repeated that he was not at tho house' on August 21. Complainant, giving evidence, said that on August 21 ho resided at Ed- monstone street. About 3 o'clock de- fendant came to the house. He was carrying an umbrella and before wit- ness said anything defendant struck him with the umbrella. The umbrella broke, and defendant stabbed at wit- ness with the broken part. Witness fel...
MONEY FOR BOOKLETS. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier-Mail — 30 August 1933
MONEY COR BOOKLETS. "Tlie money is really going into the pockets of 'crooks,* living' with and associating with criminals. Defendant Is really suffering for them," said Senior sergeant j. Henderson, in the City Police Court yesterday. He was prosecuting Frederick Walker (33), salesman, who appeared before Mr. W. E. H. Ferguson, P.M., charged that on August 23 he stood on the footway of Queen Street, to the obstruction of pedestrians. Defendant pleaded guilty to the charge. Tlie prosecutor, said that his re- marks did not apply to defendant, who was a cripple, but to those who employed him. Defendant had been seen to approach persons in an en- deavour to sell books. Defendant said that, in addition to selling books for four men, he sold books of his own. The prosecutor said that two of the four men were criminals, and com- plaints had been received from the Limbless Soldiers' Association about |>the men saying that the money was to go to the funds of the association. An attempt wa...
WINNERS ANNOUNCED. PAINTING COMPETITION. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier-Mail — 30 August 1933
WINNERS ANNOUNCED. PAINTING COMPETITION. In announcing the result of the "Laurel Lyrics" painting competition, the Vacuum Oil Company states that the contest was notable not only for the large number of entrants, but for the excellent quality of the work sent in. The prize winners were: First, Miss Nancy Proctor, Telarah, Degilbo; second, Miss Joyce Gowen, Stewart's Road, Ashgrove; third, Miss Jean Beth Dinnie, Point Vernon, Pialba. Forty-four other competitors were highly commended, and the work of the younger competitors was of such a high standard that it was decided to give three special prizes for those under eight years of age. The winners in this division were:-Miss Mary Brand, Stanthorpe; Master Ron. Sor- renson, Tiaro; Miss May Zingelmann, Boonah.
PASSAGE SAVED. Lady Who Was Late. STRATHAIRD GOES NORTH. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier-Mail — 30 August 1933
PASSAGE SAVED. Lady Who Was Late. STRATHAIRD GOES NORTH. Prompt action and ready and kindly help on wharf and vessels yesterday saved a young lady, a late arrival for the departure of the Strathaird, from the loss of a happy holiday cruise to New Guinea. When she hurried on to the Hamil- ton Cold Stores Wharf, shortly after 4 p.m., the Strathaird already was in midstream, and the tug Carlock, which had manoeuvred the liner into posi- tion, had cast off and was about to steam upstream. The young lady called distractedly to those about her. Summing up the situation at a glance, Mr. F. G. Birchall, the passenger rep- resentative of the P. and O. Company, ran to a motor bus and, Insistently sounding the horn, attract- ed the attention of the commander, Captain Townsend, who was on the bridge. Then Captain A. B. Scott, wharfinger for the Brisbane Stevedoring Com- pany, and an expert semaphore .jignal ler, communicated first with tlie Strathaird and then with the tug, which hurried to the...
UNTIL OCTOBER. COLD SPELL ENDED. SOME RAIN PROBABLE. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier-Mail — 30 August 1933
UNTIL OCTOBER. COLD SPELL ENDED. SOME RAIN PROBABLE. The recent appearance of faculae on the southern sunspot track is re- sulting in a sudden change, and some precipitation may be expected in ac- cordance with the indicated rain groups of cyclical origin (writes Mr. Inigo Jones). It is not likely that any further decided cold will be observed as, in accordance with the cyclical control, the winter is prac- tically ended. Another cold spell is likely early in October, and in accordance with its intensity will be the extent and severity of the dry period which will follow it. This varies somewhat on the controlling cycles and it is not possible to decide this point lill the actual time of this cold arrives prob- ably about' October 3 or 4. VALUABLE RECORDS. Two very valuable records of rain- falls over long periods have been re- ceived at the Bureau of Seasonal Forecasting. One from the Radcliffe Observatory of the University of Ox- ford gives monthly details from 181b 1930, and the ...
NEW CONDITIONS. EXPORT NATIVE FAUNA. MELBOURNE, August 29. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier-Mail — 30 August 1933
NEW CONDITIONS. EXPORT NATIVE FAUNA. MELBOURNE, August 29. The Minister for Customs (Mr, T. W. White) stated to-day that, as a result of recent inquiry by the Federal Government into the export of native fauna from Australia, new conditions had been instituted. The prohibition on export is to be retained. Applications for exemptions are to be made in the first place to the State authorities. Where the ap- plication is approved a permit will be issued by the Customs Department. The Minister, however, will retain the right to refer back these permits, when he thinks fit, for further considera- tion. Exportation is also to be subject to conditions laid down by the Customs Department in connection with the ac- commodation provided for birds and animals on board ship.
UNIFORM BY-LAWS. SHIRE CLERKS CONFER. TOOWOOMBA, August 29. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier-Mail — 30 August 1933
UNIFORM BY-LAWS. SHIRE CLERKS CONFER. TOOWOOMBA, August 29. A conference was held in the Too- woomba Town Hall to-day, when shire clerks of councils affiliated with the Darling Downs Local Authorities De- velopment Association met to formu- late uniform by-laws for the area covered by the association, which comprises 10 shire areas and the Too- woomba City Council area. The conference was opened by the Mayor of Toowoomba (Alderman J. D. Annand), who said that he could visualise great possibilities from such a conference, as it would, he felt, be of great assistance to the Queensland, Local Authorities' Association. The conference elected Mr. Thomas Thompson, lion, secretary of the Dar- ling Downs Local Authorities' De- velopment Association, to preside over the conference, which sat all day. The conference was adjourned until Tuesday, September 12.