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Do You'Know A Fish When You See It? Professor Dakin Points Out That You Can't Judge A Shark By Its Shape [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 13 February 1949
Do You'Know A Fish When You See Ii? Professor Dakin Points Out Thal You Can't Judge A . Shark By Its Shape By Professor William J. Dakin, D.Sc. EVERYBODY can recog- nise a bird. It is usually a_creature that can fly, but whether it does or not it has characteristic wings and feathers, and warm blood, and lays eggs. No other kind ol' animal has all these char- acteristics. But you cannot act on the same lines with things that are called "fish." Shape above all things is a tulse guide. Dolphins and whales, which Arc more closely related to cow«, have fish-like shapes, and submarines are not so difieren' We must be prepared, then lor the fact that animals with fish-like shapes are not all of the same nature, nor internal build, and sharks and ravs taken together are creatures quite apait Irom the common non-sharky fishes of the sea_ OHARK.S and rays are no1 really fish in the same sense that groper, cod. herring, mackerel, barracouta, leather lacket, snapper, whiting, flat- head, eels,...
CHECK IN HERE [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 13 February 1949
_CHECK IN HERE--:-¡ ''THESE are the specifications for the "typical Aus- tralian beauty." prepared by Mr. T. A. Langridge, Sydney physical culture expert: Height . Weight . Neck .. Chest . . Bust . .. Waist . . Abdomen ..5ft'4in ..8st 121b ..12* ..331 ..35 ..27j '" ..33 Hips .35 Thigh .l8 Knee .....13 Calf .13 Ankle . 8* Upper Arm .11 Lower Arm . 9i
Eggs Worth £8,000 A Dozen A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 13 February 1949
Eggs Worth £8,000 A Dozen A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT If you had a Great Auk in your fowl-yard you Mould have eggs which would sell at nearly £8,000 a dozen. A GREAT Auk's egg will be auctioned in London shortly. Us market value is set at -£650 or more. And tite Great Auk may not, asjs assumed, be extinct. Eggs don't have to be new laid to make you a fortune . if they happen to be Great Auks' eggs! A few generations ago. the clumsy penguin-like bird wasn't at all uncommon. It waddled about on remote little islands and, since its meat was tender, was occasionally clubbed to death by parties of raiding sailors, \/ET 100 years have passed since the last Great Auk was captured by the fishermen of St. Kilda. They tied it by one leg to a stake. For two days the great bird languished without food. Then a storm greater than any in living-memory, lashed itself against the St. Kilda coast. "This gale is the work of the witch w'e have caught," said the fishermen. "She shall die ..." and they stone...
THE MYSTERIOUS MISS FORD [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 13 February 1949
THE MYSTERIOUS MISS FORD Some London dressmakers refer lo Avis Ford as "the mystery woman," but, writes Elene Foster, there is nothing really mysteri- ous about this shy South Australian^. . T^OR many years she has .*. dressed Queen Mary and the Princess Royal. She has designed costumes for Princess Elizabeth and Princess "Mar- garet since they were tiny .children. Avis Ford simply keeps to herself and dislikes publicity. She is regarded at Bucking- ham Palace as. a family friend 'and sometimes has lunch there. She could tell interesting stories of the two Princesses, but she says only that the Kin^j I takes an interest in the dresses of his womenfolk, that he often 'sees their last fittings, that they arc a charming, united family A/HSS Ford, is a little woman, *?'*? with - mouse-coloured hair, blue eyes and a schoolgirl complexion. I would place hei age in the late forties. She was born in Adelaide, «here her'father,, formerly a naval officer, was Director of Mines. The family ret...
Dressmaker San's "New Look" [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 13 February 1949
Dressmaker San's "New Look" By AGNES MAIN \/\/E returned v from our ' ' leave, studied "Vogue" and the fashion papers and felt depressed. First down caine our hems, and gradually the Nipponese ,drcssmakcrs 'and taijors began . to produce the new trend our neighbours were wearing. My first visit to a popular Hiro dressmaker sticks' in my memory like a burr-mainly because of the smells.' 1 . wasn't used to them then, and tlic fun beating down on ,'the fish heads and decaying food i>ci,ips, which topdrcssed the vcjcl.iblc" patch near the door, brought out a rich smell. Nonchalantly my friend snt down on the verandah and removed her shoes. 'Forget- ting this Eastern custom,, and v'eiy raw, 1 inquired kindly if I ¿r tcet hurt. A few calls.brought forth'a - scatter ot small children with ¡i.Midfuls of rice, which.they »lulled into their mouths as Ihev «ticmpted to. finger our materials, and Mommasan, "ho appeared, in , a dusty , black kimona and a toothless smile from behind a wire en-...
Is there a typical Australian girl? And if there is, could you PICK YOUR BEAUTY [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 13 February 1949
Is there a typical Australian Pi I girl? And if there is, could you ICK YOUR BEAUTY By WILLIAM LATIMER "Beauties who arc quite individual, like Uambi Tuckwell, now Mrs. Athol Shmith." If a number of young women, each a beauty typical * of a different nation, were lined up before you elad only in swim suits, could you, without hearing one " of them speak, distinguish the Australian? I PUT this question to a number of people last week to discover if there is such a creature as an Australian type of woman, and if so what is she like. A sort of temporary Nation- al Beauty Trust-was constituted of the following people: Miss Doris Fitton, Director of thc~ Independent Theatre; Mr. Eric l.angker, President of the Roy- al Art Society and a Trustee ol the National Art Gallery; Mi Lyndon Dadswell, the well known sculptor; Mr. Noe Rubie, portrait painter ano .specialist in . photographin; women; Mr. T. A. Langridge physical culturist; and Mr Leon Kcllaway, who can scarcely count the number ol l...
Does A Fake Suicide, Staged to Protect the Honour of the Army, Explain The Mystery of the British GENERAL WHO VANISHED [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 13 February 1949
Does A Fake Suicide, Staged to Protect the Honour of the Army, Explain The Mystery of the British GENERAL WHO VANISHED Bv MARK PRIESTLEY Is a distinguished Britifh genera] recorded o as having committed suicide 45 years ago in fact still alive in the South of France? ALONG a promenade in the south of France, an old, old man moves slowly in a mechanical bath-chair. His eyes twinkle brightly in the sunshine, and he gazes with a cunoush «satirical ex- pression at the passing crow d In spite of his age he is certamlv. \er% much ali\e Yet some folk swear he is Sir Hec tor Micdonald kCB D S O who committed suicide e\actl\ 45 >ears ago The general who retused the V C to take a commission was as famous in his day as Eisenhower or Montgomery Bom in poverty, enlisting when onl\ IS in the Gordon High- landers, fighting his was to the \erv top of the mtlitar\ tree he was once the most glamor ous figure m the British Armv Taken prisoner nv the Boers, he had his sword re turned to him hecause ...
Table Tennis [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 13 February 1949
Table Tennis By Michael Szabados A big entry is expected for the first metropolitan summer table tennis cham- pionships, to be conducted from February 28 to March 16. It .would not surprise if the record of 600 entries for a table tennis tourney is broken. The programme comprises 21 events, with six grades for men and two for women. State selectors will closely watch play in the men's open singles, with the Australian titles later this season in mind. I Former English international Roy McColl is the chief rival lo the leading N.S.W. four-Phil Anderson, Mark TDankin, Lou Laza, and Neville Dunn. In a match late last year Mc- coll, with little practice, .was narrowly beaten by Anderson, 22-20. 21-19. Both have been training hard, and their second clash should provide a splendid match. Entries for all grades close on February 25. All events will be played at the Szabados Academy at 399 George Street, until the grand final night, March 16. Play then will be at the C.U.S.A. I Hall, Elizab...
LECTURE FOR DARCY BEFORE FIGHT [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 13 February 1949
LECTURE FOR DARCY BEFORE FIGHT I By JACK MUNRO P O N TINUING his ^ articles on "Fights I'll Never Forget," JACK MUNRO tells: . Of the lecture on ring ethics which he had to give jLes Darcy. . How the crowd smashed down the Sta- dium gates before the Criqui-Godfrey fight FIGHT recollections al- | . ways get round sooner or later to Les Darcy. I knew Darcy through the whole of his ring career, and nothing in it stands out more than his fight with Buck Crousc in Sydney in 1916. Crouse, an American, was one of the best middlcwcights of the day, and a terrific puncher. As Sydney Stadium manager, I was naturally dead set against any pre-fight collaboration be- tween opposing boxers. So I was pretty annoyed when, after Darcy and Crouse had weighed, I saw them with their heads together. Darcy was only 19 at the time. I ordered both men to go to their dressing-rooms; then 1 asked Darcy what Crouse had been saying. Les replied that it was nothing important. But again, when the boxeis were lea...
NEWCASTLE SURFING [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 13 February 1949
NEWCASTLE SURFING : Newcastle surf carnival resultó ' were:- &lt; i Rescue anil resuscitation: Freshwater (73 points), 1: Taree Old Bar (.70.40), 2; Conk's Hill (69.71), 3. March-past: South Narrabeen, 1; Mcresscthcr. 2; Maroubra. 3. Noiclty beach «nrlnlt P. Robb .(Coo- nee), 1; W. Boots (Ness port!, 2: D. An- derson (North Narrabeen), 3. - '£ Roach sprint: J, Harrison (Ncsvñprl), . . I: R Jackson (South Narrabeen!, .2;&lt;N. , Montgomery (Coogee!, 3. . , Single surf ski race: A. Mpsclcy (Cro- ' , nulla), I; U. Maladv (Collaroy), JÎ.JS'. , . koughley (Nobbys), 3. Chariot Hace: Slockton 1; Tarce-Old Bar, 2: Newport, 3. ' Beach Relay: South Narrabeen, 1; Col- -ii laroy. 2; Slocklon IA). 3. " ' Senior Boat Ruc«: Heat 1. Quccnsallff ,' Heal, 2, Ncsvcaslle (A). Heat 3, North ,. Steyne (A). Heat 4. Manly (Al." Heat 5, Cronulla (A). Heat ti, Merewether V (A), licit 7. South Curl Curl. HciU.8. Bronte (ID. Heal 9, North Curl Burl . (A). All boats were swamped im heat ' 10. He...
FISHING AND WHERE [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 13 February 1949
I FISHING AND ? WHERE ) AUSTRALIAN casting champion, Geo. Wynne, broke his own Australian re- cord at Manly last week-end. He. cast a 4oz, restricted line 182 yards 2 feet 6 inches, beat- ing his previous best throw of 174 yards He also holds the Australian record average of 174 yards for three casts Derek Iones, 14-> ear-old mem- ber of Manly Casting Club, has been cabling a 4oz sinker 100 >ards Jones lands tailor and salmon with the best of fishermen at Bluefish, Marily During the Kcp Farnngtop parly's stay at Bermagui, Mrs Farrington landed the following 2481b and 2041b black marlin, 2361b striped marlin, 3481b mako shark on &lt;i 24-thread line, 581b kingfish on a nine thread for which a woild's record for wo men is being sought Mr Farrington had only two strikes and did not land &lt;i fish Mr and Mis Fainngton hope to fish off Ihe Heads this week. Other catches made at Berma- gui last week were Max Lawson, of Sydney, 2401b black mailtn, Keith 1 ynch, of Me...
Sedgman's Rise Big Feature Of Tennis Season [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 13 February 1949
Sedgman's Rise ? Big Feature Of 1. Tennis Season By JOHN BROJWICH In analysing the progress made by Ans- . tralia's leading tennis juniors of the 194-7-48 season, the success of Frank Sedgman stands out above all other features of the recently concluded season. At the end of the 1947-48 tournaments our outstanding youngsters in order of merit were F. Sedgman, G. Worthington, K. McGregor, D. Candy, C. Wilderspm, and M. Rose Sedgman has made such pro- gress that he is now Australian champion, fulfilling the promise he showed in reaching the South Australian singles final in 1946. His rise can be attributed to two things - . His unbroken efforts to im- prove the flaws in his game, especially on ground strokes . The wealth of experience he gained by visiting England, Europe, and America last year Sedgman changed his back- hand under the guidance of lead- ing Americans and, while waiting to return to Austialia, he prac- tised assiduously, never missing an opportunity to play against bett...
MARSHALL MISSES [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 13 February 1949
MARSHALL MISSES MELBOURNE, Saturday. Australian swimming champion John Marshall, failed in his attempt on the 440 yards record at Richmond baths to-night. He was paced by J, Beard over the first half of the distance and by W. Otchaid over the last 220 yards. The champion did not appear fully extended at any stage. The time reeoided, 4m 55.8s, was poor compared to his iccord of 4m 48.1s, established in Syd- ney last week.
U.S. DRIVER WINS RACE [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 13 February 1949
U.S. DRIVER WINS RACE Children . and, auto- graph hunters mobbed American spccdcar driver, Frank Brewer after he had won the ninc-.lap spccdcar feature race in 3m 12s at the Showground last night Brewer had earlier lowered the five-lap record by 6.2s when he covered the distance in 36.8s. It was hi>i first appeal ance op an Australian speedway. The Encourant' Handicap, 3 Ians, childi Mart.-E. Limb dm 8.2s), 1; A- Wall. 2; J. Ehret, 3. Sidecarv Siriilch Race. 3 laps, clulch start.-C. Hodgkiss tim 8.2s), I; R. Martin, 2; C. Adlam, 3, International Match Race, 3 heats, 2 laps, minns start.-B. Byrnes, 8 pis., I: C. Garland, 7 points, 2; R. Sutton. 3 pts.. 3. Sidccttr Handicap, 3.laps, clinch start, -J. qiarke tim 13.6s), 1; F.. Adlam, 2; B. Martin, 3. Solo llimdicuo, 3 laps, clutch start, R. Sutton (im 9s). I; B. lijrnes, 2; A, Wslie. 3. F|\i! Laps .Spccdcnr Itccnrd Af'empf, llsins Mart.-1-. Brewer fp.S.A.), Im 36.8s. Previous record, Im 43s, held by Tcrrv Ort mm. First SpePrior Qual...
TI LUN WEARS NATIONAL DRESS [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 13 February 1949
TI LUN WEARS NATIONAL DRESS Add this second picture to your colouring book. Good colours in which to paint Ti Lun are red for his trousers, light green for his coat, and perhaps blue for his ¡acket". In his hands he holds some red-tipped "crackers." I IPON his door each New Year's Day ^ Ti Lun pins paper red and gay, He feasts on sweet rice-cakes and fea, Then lets off"? fireworks with great glee.
THE COIN DISAPPEARS NO. 4 — [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 13 February 1949
THE COIN DISAPPEARS NO. 4 - By "Merlin" T?OR this trick you need a -?- shilling, a "glass tumbler, and one of Dad's big hankies, or a bright silk scarf. HOW IT LOOKS: The junior magician holds up the shilling in his left hand be- fore the audience. Over the fingers of his right hand he drapes the handkerchief, tent fashion. Then he dips his left hand beneath the handkerchief and tucks the coin up into the peak of it, withdrawing his hand empty. The coin is now wrapped in the handkerchief, and the small bundle lormed is stuffed into the tumbler. The magician makes a series of mystic passes over the tumbler and asks: "Who will give me sixpence for this coin?" Somebody does so, unwraps it, and finds it has become a halfpenny! THE SECRET: I tricked you myself that time when detailing the materials you would need. You also have a half- penny, secreted in the closed right hand over which the hankie is draped. When you put your left hand, with the shilling promi- nently showing, under the ...