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MENAGE OF INFLATION [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 25 February 1931
MENAGE OF INFLATION Mr. Grenfell Price's Lecture "It may be necessary to take a strong line with New Sooth Wales, and to let that State leave the Loan Council and repudiate its debts. Only by such an action will Australia learn that in this way madness lies," said Mr. A. Grenfcll Price last night. Mr. Price was addressing the annual meeting of the Political Reform League on "The Menace of Inflation," andwas outlining proposals for dealing with the present financial crisis in Aus tralia. "It will be better to have a bankrupt New South Wales than a bankrupt AustaaHa," he added, amid applause. Growth of Fear Mr. Price traced the parallel symp toms of inflation in Germany and Aus tralia, and pointed out that a leading symptom was the growth of fear, which had already reduced the Australia pound to a value of only 5/ in London although the nominal rate was stili 15/4. If the present political leaders defeated the banks and gained control of the currency, the same depreciation of the poun...
WORK PLUS RATIONS Mr. Butler "Dumbfounded" at Government Plan LAND TAX PROTESTS FROM COUNTRY [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 25 February 1931
WORK PLUS RATIONS Mr. Butler "Dumbfounded" at Government Plan LAND TAX PROTESTS FROM COUNTRY "A calamitous policy of peace at any price still prevails," was how the leader of the Opposition (Mr. Butler) described yesterday the decision of the Government to give rations to men who are also earn big 12/6 a day on unemployment relief work." "It leaves me dumbfounded. I find it difficult to understand that while the Government could exceed the ex penditure voted by Parliament for un employment relief, it could not, at that time, assist farmers to put in their crops this year. "The cost of unemployment relief is growing daily and I hold the view strongly that the Government should be compelled to demand some service for money now being paid." Land Tax Assessments Mr. Butler had spent the week-end at Owen, where he and his colleague, Mr. Dennison, had addressed a large meeting of farmers. Mr. Butter said he had told them some plain truths and had heard some himself. The land tax assessmen...
ROOMS TO LET AT AUSTRALIA HOUSE Reduced Staff and Fewer Tourists LONDON, February 24. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 25 February 1931
ROOMS TO LET AT AUSTRALIA HOUSE Reduced Staff and Fewer Tourists LONDON, February 24. With economies, reduction of stuff, and a severe curtailment in the num- ber of Australian tourists who make it their rendezvous, Australia House, where a free cinema show is no longer a magnet, is becoming increasingly empty of people. When the Defence Department's latest economies operate fully, and there is only one liaison staff instead of three for the military, naval and air force sections, there will be still more vacant space. The whole floor of one wing of tbe building was vacated when the Migra tion Department was virtually wiped out last year. As a sign of the times a large board was erected on the outside to-day noti fying the pnblic that suites of offices were available to private tenants, thus competing with the huge American business house adjoining, where To Let boards are conspicuous.
"ALL BUNKUM" Caucus Not Puzzled on Finance, Mr. Lacey Declares [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 25 February 1931
"ALL BUNKUM" Caucus Not Puzzled on Finance, Mr. Lacey Declares "All bunkum," was how Mr. Lacey, M.H.R. (Lab.) yesterday described the report that members who attended the recent meeting of the Federal Labor Caucus were confused at the result of the voting on the financial plans placed before it. Mr. Lacey said members knew full well that there was no difference be tween the plan submitted at Caucus meeting and that at the Premiers' Con ference. "The three-year plan and Mr. Theo dore's plan are one and the same," he declared. "It would have been trick ery had they been different. "No member of Parliament is so silly that he deos not know what he is vot ing for." Mr. Lacey also described as "ridicu lous" the*rumors that Mr. Scullin and members of the Federal Ministry had resigned. "Mr. ScuUin or the others will not throw in portfolios without first con sulting, Caucus," said Mr. Lacey.
BUILDING ACTIVITY RAISES WORKERS' SPIRITS Many Will be Needed for Shell Building [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 25 February 1931
BUILDING ACTIVITY RAISES WORKERS' SPIRITS Many Will be Needed for Shell Building Representatives of unions connected with the building industry axe natur- ally delighted at the decision of the Shell Company to erect a large building on North-terrace, as it will mean pro viding work for a number of good tradesmen now idle. "I expect that between 40 and 50 car penters will be required on the job," said the secretary of the Carpenters and Joiners' Society (Kir. P. E. Lynch) yesterday, "and this will be a welcome development. Although under the more modern methods of construction there is not the same demand for carpenters, they will be necessary In good' numbers for such work as the making of frames for the concrete work. Much excava tion and foundation work will be done, and it may be some time before the operations in which carpenters are in terested are in full swing." While expressing appreciation or the demonstration of faith in the future on the part of the company, represen tati...
RETURNING TO HER COMMANDER Southern Cross on Ship at Port TO ENTER SERVICE [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 25 February 1931
RETURNING TO HER COMMANDER Southern Cross on Ship at Port TO ENTER SERVICE Shorn of much of the glamor which surrounded it at the end of its epochal three-stages flight from San Francisco to Australia, Air- Commodore Kingston! Smith's famous plane, the Southern Cross, will complete its second trip across the Pacific in a few days. This time it made the journey as deck cargo on a freighter. The Southern Cross is on board the Golden Bear, which reached Fort Ade laide yesterday from Pacific pores, and will go to Syaney on the vessel. Mel bourne was tbe Golden Bear's first port of call in Australia, and after unload ing a small lot of case oil a; Port. Ade laide the vessel will return to eastern States ports. For the voyage the wings were re moved from the plane and placed across the fore part of the vessel, while the fuselage was placed partly under cover of the bridge. The three engines wera taken out, placed in cases, and carried in the hoid. Many Famous Flights The Southern Cross wi...
BENARES ALMOST NORMAL Natives Raise Fund to Repair Riot Damage LONDON, February 24. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 25 February 1931
BENARES ALMOST NORMAL Natives Raise Fund to Repair Riot Damage LONDON, February 24. Replying In the House of Commons to a question concerning the recent Communal riots at Benares, the Sec- retary for India (Mr. Wedgwood Benn) said the condition of the city was now almost normal A meeting, addressed by Hindu and Moslem leaders, had passed motions deploring the riots, and sympathising with the sufferers, and had decided to raise a fund to repair temples, mosques, shops, and houses, and to compensate the injured people.
GETTING READY FOR "MARITANA" KEEN CAST FOR OPERA GLASS PRODUCTION NEW SINGERS [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 25 February 1931
GETTING READY FOR "MARITANA" KEEN CAST FOR OPERA GLASS PRODUCTION NEW SINGERS Members of the Elder Conserva- torium opera class cannot recall that the light opera "Maritana" has ever been produced in Adelaide before, al- though it was given 30 years ago In Sydney. This fact should ad* interest to the production of the opera at the Theatre Royal on March 7. by the students in conjunction with J. C. Williamson. Ltd "Rehearsals have been wonderfully spontaneous." Madame Delmar ttmll who has designed the costumes, said yesterday. She herself played the part of Lazarillo for three years. There would be several surprises for those who attended, she said. Singers new to the public would maire their bow. New Dramatic Tenor Mr. James F. Currie is one of these. A dramatic tenor, he confesses that this will be "his first test of nervous ness." He will be Don Caesar, an im petuous spendthrift, who gets himself intor-and out of—a lot of bother, in cluding a firing squad and a wall at dawn. All p...
The Advertiser and Register WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1931. S.A. Cricketers Win: Methodist Conference Opens: Work on Waterfront: Mariitana Opera Rehearsals [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 25 February 1931
The Advertiser and Register WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1931. S.A. Cricketers Win: Methodist Conference Opens: Work on Waterfront: Mariitana Opera Rehearsals STUMPS AND BAILS FLEW when Tobin bowled O'Brien (Victoria) in the second innings yesterday at the Adelaide Oval- This remarkable photograph was taken with a 40-inch lens, and shows the ball as well as a flying stump and bail South Australia won the match on the first innings. BATTING WAS SLOW at the Adelaide Oral yesterday, in the Sheffield Shield match between Sooth Aus tralia an dVlctoria. Jack Ryder (Victoria) is shown hitting Grimmett to the Iwandary, a rare occurrence In yesterday's play. Also in tbe picture are Walker (wicketkeeper), and Whitfield (in the slips). DULEEPSINHJI, who has been ap pointed captain of Sussex county team. NEW STAINED GLASS WINDOWS, Mackwood panelling in the sanctuary, and redecoration of the high altar are among the improvements which have been effected at St. Francis Xavier's Cathedral, Wakefield-st...
BOWLS MILLSWOOD PAIRS TOURNAMENT [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 25 February 1931
BOWLS MILLSWOOD PAIRS TOURNAMENT The Millswood pairs contest was con- tinued last night, with the following re- sults:—Bower and McIvor, 17, d. Pitcher and Treweneck, 13; Quigley and Adams. 13, d. Johnston and Sergeant, 10: Hewitt snd PontUex. 13 d. Stockbrldge and Dobby. 12; Veale and PUklngton, IS. d- Hlnton and Bowen. 8: Marrhunt and Keogb, 8, d. Blner and Paine, 5; Lloyd and Sands, 16. d. Brooke and Thompson. 9; MeGilp and Dickinson. 16. d."Pinch and Maugnan, 7; Williams and Odgers. 20. d. Assad and WllTord. 12; Dawe and Watson, 42, d. Hardy and Davids, 9; Mason and Syms, 12, d. Chlttleborcugh snd Morphett. 10; Maddlgan and McFarlane. 13. d. Thomas and Butler. 5; Clarke and Plrle. 20. d. Thomas and Perkins, 9; Nlsson and Taylor. IS, d. Cromp ton and Johns, 9; Johnson and Nlmmo. 13, d. Wobbe and Erpel, 9; Ghepley and Miles, 13, a. ailbert and Hughes. 7; Harry and Bice. 17. d. Davey and Bowden,. 6; Brown and Marshall, 11. d. Mnpshan and Hyman. 10: Stephens and PUbeam, a for feit O...
SOCIAL NOTES [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 25 February 1931
SOCIAL NOTES Reports of Weddings and other items Intended for Insertion to the Social Column of "The Advertiser" should be forwarded as early as possible. All invitations and com munications in connection with purely social matters, in order to avoid delay and confusion, should be addressed to the Social Editress. At the Wentworth Cafe, Currie street, on Friday, February 20, Mrs. Billinghurst, Winchester-street. Ma! vern, entertained friends at a bridge party. The guests included Me6dames Ward, Harrison Sncw, Dippe, Ooulls, Sbanahan. and Miss O'ConneU. Tne prize, a sandwich tray, was won by Mrs. Snow. A bridge party in aid of Toe H funds is being organised for Thursday even ing. March 19. to be held at the Palais Royal, which has been kindly lent for the occasion by the proprietor. Colonel and Mrs. Ross Jacob have re turned to Hackney from Port Noar lunga. where they have been on holi day. ? Miss Elizabeth Stawell. of Melbourne, is the guest of Mrs. C. T. de Crespigny, at Mount lx&g...
METHODIST CONFERENCE Officers Elected [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 25 February 1931
METHODIST CONFERENCE Officers Elected The thirtieth Methodist Conference began in the Pirie-street church yester- day. The retiring President the Rev. J.H. Allen) inducted the President (the Rev. J. G. Jenkin). Officers elec:ed:—The Revs. E. Inga mells, E. A. Pederick. and J. H. Poin tcn, assistant secretaries; the Revs. J. C. TTn.il am, G. Rowe, and E. Lawson, dally record committee; the Rev. E. G. Neil, letter writer; the Rev. W. H. Robinson, precentor; ibe Revs. C. G. Carvosso, R. E. Stanley, and J. C. Scar borough, conference reporters. The Rev. J. H. Allen was trans ferred to the New South Wales Con ference, for work in India under the foreign mission board. The Rev. J. J. Mshoney was transferred to Queens land for inland mission work, and the Reft N. G. Smith to Victoria. The Rev. S. Jarvis was received from the New South Wales Conference, by direction of General Conference. Tbe Rev. A. H. Blacket was .received back from India. The following were declared super numerary for an...
WORK THE LAND WELL LESSONS S.E. FARMERS LEARNT [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 25 February 1931
WORK THE LAND WELL LESSONS S.E. FARMERS LEARNT "I am delighted that the Tatiara dis- trict has again won the 50-guinea shield for the Champion Wheat Crop," said Mr. Syd. Shepherd, of Kybybolite, who has come to Adelaide to attend a meeting of the Advisory Board of Agri culture to-day. Three yeans ago, be said, he bad asked Mr. Tom Makin, of Wolseley, why local .farmers could not grow as heavy crops as those at Nhill and Horsham. Mr. Makin had suggested that they would have to work their land better. Results obtained by Mr. H. C. M. Pilgrim, of Woteeley, who grew the champion crop, had proved that Mr. Makin's contention was right. "Great credit is due to Professor Richardson, of the Waite Institute," Mr. Shepherd said. "He started this system of fanning in Victoria." Wheat returns had been patchy in tbe South-East, he went on. Some crops that promised to produce 10 bags to tbe acre bad returned only five, on account of red rust attacks and un favorable weather conditions. Federa tion...
YANKALILLA MEETING Motions of Protest Adopted Yankalilla, February 23. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 25 February 1931
YANKALILLA MEETING Motions of Protest Adopted Yankalilla, February 23. A meeting of landholders was held in Uie Yankalilla Council Chamber on February 21 to protest against the land tax assessment. Mr. J. M. Mitchell (Chairman of the District Council) oc cupied the chair. Messrs. W. H. Samp son, F. L. Clarke. A. Mitchell. A. A. Jervois, G. A. Stacey, G. Hunt, J. Stone, H. A. Newman, W.. James, and others addressed the meeting. The following resolutions were car ried:— Mr. G. A. Stacey moved and Mr. W H. Sampson seconded that this meeting of taxpayers strongly protest against the high land valuation of the Com monwealth and State Taxation Depart ments in view of the greatly decreased land values and urges a reduction of 50 tier cent, on the present assessment Mr. A. Mitchell moved and Mr. A. A. Jervois seconded that the Federal and State Commissioner of Taxes be requested to accept 50 per cent, of this year's land tax until such time as ap peals are heard and finalised. Mr. F. Clarke...
KANNI RATEPAYERS Water Rating and Land Tax [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 25 February 1931
KANNI RATEPAYERS Water Rating and Land Tax At Kanni a meeting of farmers was called by the chairman of the Waikerie District Council, who said the council appreciated that the farmers in the district bad been bard hit through tbe draughty and now, with the price of wheat at a low ebb. the posi tion of the fanner was unenviable The district clerk (Mr. P. W. Annells) read a letter from the Public Works Com mittee, and the chairman read extracts from a statement of losses in various country districts. Mr. H. Kroehn said it was impos sible to increase the rating. Mr. J. Pascbke remarked that he did not think that any fanner in the dis trict considered the rating too high, under the present system, but they at present could not afford an increase. The continued bad seasons had been a check on the progress of the farmers, but the farmers realised the convenience of the supply in the farming areas. It was resolved that a committee of farmers be appointed to act in conjunc tion with the dis...
FARMERS' DIFFICULTIES Taxation Considered Too High Renmark, February 24. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 25 February 1931
FARMERS' DIFFICULTIES Taxation Considered Too High Renmark, February 24. The Paringa and Murtho farmers have had a lean time for three years, and this season, when they had hoped to pick up somewhat, and had sown large areas, seasonal conditions have resulted In a generally indifferent crop, both as to quantify and quality. As this can now only> be disposed of at less than pro duction costs, a number of settlers In the areas mentioned are Ending them selves in serious difficulties. A well attended meeting was held at Paringa last night, at which the chairman of the Paringa District Council (Mr. T. A. Hughes) presided. The following reso lutions were carried unanimously:— "That in view of the succession of droughts, this meeting of taxpayers in the hundreds of Paringa and Murtho are compelled to ask that, the unim proved assessment of land values be re duced by at least SO per cent." 'That the meeting.request the Com missioner of Taxes to accept SO per cent, of the tax. pending a ...