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TOBACCO. [Newspaper Article] — Huon and Derwent Times — 22 February 1934
TOBACCO. The tobacco industry in the Der went Valley has now become well es tablished, and- some good crops are being harvested. Messrs Terry and Penny have completed the ^building of a fourth kiln to cope with ' the curing. Many of the crops have been picked over four times, and still there lemains a lot to be gath ered. , , ; ,
HUMOUROSITIES. [Newspaper Article] — Huon and Derwent Times — 22 February 1934
HUMOUROSITIES. Mary and Phyllis had been invited to a dinner, and Mary's -neighbour, with a smile, inquired: 'Do you care for Omar Khayyam?' . 'No, I prefer Benedictine,' Mary replied. , On- their way home Phyllis said to Mary, 'I say, you made a muddle of it at dinner, saying Omar Khayyam' was a wine.' ? 'Why?'^ cried Mary. . 'Well,' said' Phyllis,*' 'everyone knows it's a cheese.' ? . ' *' *,.'.*?.'* Jphnsan: 'Look here, Jackson, your fowls have been over the wall and scratched up my garden.' Jackson: 'Well, there's nothing wonderful about that; it's their na ture to scratch. . Now, if your gar den were to come over the wall and scratch mv fowls, it would. be . some- thing worth talking about.' * ? * * * 'What are you going to do to night, dear?' 'Oh, write a letter- or two'j read a bit, listen to the wireless, and so on.' 'Well, when you come to the 'sew on,'' don't forget my shii't buttons.' * * * * A little girl, hearing her father talking to a friend concerning the marriage li...
Correspondence UNIVERSALLY PRAISED—AUSTRALIAN NETTING. To the Editor. [Newspaper Article] — Huon and Derwent Times — 22 February 1934
Correspondence ? m ? ? ? UNIVERSALLY PRAISED-^- AUS- TRALIAN netting: To the Editor. Sir, — Quality, unlike flavor, ' is not something extremely , illusive. It can be tested. For 48 years the ? quality of Aus tralian wire netting has stood the most rigorous tests. Agents, con sumers, and even the Tariff Board have praised the excellence - of wire netting made in the Commonwealth. In its recent report the Tariff Board expressed the belief that Australian wire netting could compare fav orably with netting of any other origin. ? /Mr Hutchinson, the Australian manager of Nielson , and Maxwell, Ltd., London and Glasgow— an out standing expert — when giving evi dence before the Tariff Board, said that in fairness to Australian manu facturers, he should state that their iron and steel products were quite up to the standard of anything im ported. Occasionally there were complaints about odd rolls of Aus-I tralian wire netting, just as there! were about similar English material; but there wa...
APPLES. [Newspaper Article] — Huon and Derwent Times — 22 February 1934
APPLES. Considerable damage was done to the apple crops by the wind.' Mr L. Baker lost oveT 800' cases of apples. Other places have also suf fered damages, especially in the Molesworth district, where part of one orchard was swept by fire and wind, causing big , 'losses to the owners.
THE WEATHER. [Newspaper Article] — Huon and Derwent Times — 22 February 1934
THE WEATHER. The Weather Bureau reports that the weather over Tasmania last week was on the whole cool and somewhat unsettled, with some showers fairly generally, except in parts of?lthe porth. Totals were very light in most districts, but up to an inch and a quarter was recorded m the west and north-east, and a quarter of an inch or so in the Midlands. Extreme temperatures for the week at Ho bart were 76.9 deg. on the 12th, and 46.8 deg. on the. 16th. ' Extremes for other parts of the State were 84 deg. at Launceston on the 11th, and 28 deg. at Miena on the 13th. Rain fall at southern stations was as fol lows: — Hamilton, 5 points; Both well, 7; New Norfolk, 8; Hobart, 9; Springs, 24; Franklin, 6; Hythe, 9; Cape Bruni, 18. The heaviest fall for the State was Lake Margaret, 135 points.
FIRE RELIEF DANCE. [Newspaper Article] — Huon and Derwent Times — 22 February 1934
FIRE RELIEF DANCE. A very successful function was held in the Oddfellows' Hall on Mon day night, in .aid -of. ..the fire relief. A special committee was appointed, and worked in conjunction with Toe H. The proceeds, which amounted to £12, will be utilised in providing food and clothes for those who suf fered during the recent Derwent Valley fires. Mr H. Stevens, of Hobart, and' his orchestra, supplied the music. i ? — _
SORELL CREEK TRAGEDY. [Newspaper Article] — Huon and Derwent Times — 22 February 1934
SORELL CREEK TRAGEDY. The Coroner (Mr Crosby Gilmore) held Arthur Percy Gaul responsible for the death of Richard- Cordwell Harrison; Albert James Sutton, and Charles Ernest Shaw, who were elec trocuted at Sorell Cieek on January 26th by a derrick (which was being moved) coming into contact with the hydro-electric high tension wire. The inquiry was conducted bv Inspector Tomkinson. Mr A. G. Ogilvie ap peared for the relatives of the de ceased, and Mr J. H. Dixon repre sented Arthur Gaul. Mr- C. R. Wil son, inspector, appeared for the Public Works Department, and Mr | F. Onslow for the Hydro-Electric Department. After a full and lengthy .inquiry the Coroner gave a verdict, commit ting Arthur Percy Gaul for trial for manslaughter at the next sitting of the Criminal Court at Hobart.
TENNIS. [Newspaper Article] — Huon and Derwent Times — 22 February 1934
TENNIS. The Queenstown tennis team were entertained over the week-end by the. New Norfolk players. On Saturday afternoon an interesting match was played, and in the evening they were entertained' by the local team at the residence of Mr C. J. Brown, and returned to Queenstown on Sunday. The following were the results of the match (New Norfolk names first)': — Mixed Doubles: C. Brown and Mrs A. C. Walker d. Dr. Mitchell and J Miss Cowley, 9 — 7; Dr. Rowe and j Miss E. Webb d. J. Page and Miss E. Robinson, 9 — 8; W. Marriott and Mrs W. E. Comock d. Mr and Mrs A. Morgan, 9—6 ; A. Downie and Miss N. Jillett lost to A. Burge and Mrs Bellward, 3—9 ; H. W. Traill and Miss M.'Lawler lost to R. Hors f all and Miss Burke, 3 — 9 ; J. Her rick and Mrs Rowe lost to J. Dar gaville and Miss Preston; 5 — 9. Women's Doubles: Miss E. Webb and Mrs A. C. Walker d. Misses Cow ley and E. Robinson, 9— ,6.;. Mrs W. G. Comock and Miss N. ? Jillett d. Mesdame'9 A. Morgan and Bellward, 9 — 3; Miss M. Lawler a...
FAREWELL. [Newspaper Article] — Huon and Derwent Times — 22 February 1934
''''' FAREWELL. '' ' A farewell evening was, held in the Library Hall, New Norfolk, on Tuesday, February 20th, to enable j the friends of Messrs. M.. Flynn and W. Henderson to bid them farewell i prior to their leaving the district. Mr Flynn was for a number of years a. chemist in the employ. :of ,W. Wil kinson and Co., and is now leaving to take up his residence at Geeves ton. Mr Henderson has been ;. in New Norfolk for a number of yearsj and is a members of the staff of the Commercial Bank of Australia. He ? has been transferred :,to. Hobart. Many addresses were given, = among the speakers being the Warden (Mr T. Andrews), Mr J. J. Dwyer, Major W. K. Findlay, Mr Hardie, Rev. Del bridge, Mr Harris, Dr. C. H. Rowe, Mr T. Banner, and Mr N. Lee. All speakers stressed the point of the work done by Mr Flynn and. Mr Henderson on behalf of the sports .clubs and for the town. 'Mr Flynn had been prominent in the ^Rowing Club, and Mr Henderson was a 'keen supporter of the Golf Club. Major Fi...
Shipwrights CHURCH ANNIVERSARY. [Newspaper Article] — Huon and Derwent Times — 22 February 1934
Shipwrights CHURCH ANNIVERSARY The ' Shipwrights Point Congrega tional Church anniversary was held on Sunday afternoon, February 18.. At the anniVersaiy social the follow ing nierht. musical and elocutionarv items and accdmpaiments were ren dered by Mesdames Rickards, J, Griggs, T. G. Norris, A. Thompson, Misses Thelma Cracknell, M. James, Grace Hammond, Ethel Norris, Dul cie Hammond, Messrs A. Thompson, VI. Hammond. Don?. NiphnlsiK S Fife, and by senior scholars of the Sunday School. The programme., which had been arranged by Mr A. W. Hammond and Miss Dulcie Ham mond, was thoioughly appreciated. Mr Edward Geeves, church secretaryj presented the annual report and financial statement, which revealed a slight improvement over last year's figures. An anonymous person has pre sented £5000 to Sir Charles Kings ford-Smith, to enable him to com- ' pete in the London-Melbourne Cen tenary Air Race. He proposes to leave Australia in July for the U.S.A., to inspect the high speed American mach...
Interstate Shipping GROWERS AND COMPANIES CONFER. [Newspaper Article] — Huon and Derwent Times — 22 February 1934
Interstate Shipping — * — GROWERS AND COMPANIES CONFER. On Wednesday, February 21st, representatives of the interstate shipping companies and representa tive growers in the Huon district met for lunch at the Lady Franklin Hotel, and afterwards discussed the shipping arrangements for the f orth- coriiing inteistate shipping season. Those present were Sir John ? Evans (Huddart Parker Ltd.) Mr P. D'Emden (Union, Co.), and Mr John son (Port Huon) , the Warden (Mr G. C. Frankcomb), and Messrs J.' Mason, H. D. Thorpe, and B. A. Watson. . Sir John Evans apologised for Messrs Hughes, Webb, and Piggott, who weie unavoidably prevented from attending. Mr Mason said that several grow ers, asked to be present, were. simi- larly placed on account of being busily engaged in getting their fruit ready for overseas shipment. Sir John Evans said this. was their annual visit to confer with growers in the matter of interstate shipping — to arrange for the running of the boats to Sydney and Brisbane, and...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Huon and Derwent Times — 22 February 1934
' . . j GROWERS ! Your Overseas Consignment Fruit. . ~ ~ : ^ J. O. SIMS, Borough Market, London ;': who has sold our Fruit with so much success ^ .in London for many years will, in future, also supervise our sales in Liverpool, Hull, and on '' the Continent. Brand now for all United Kingdom ports - No. 464 — For the Continent ? --- No: 8X5 Catalogues issued, and Stencils supplied Free on application. A The Port Huon Fruitgrowers' CO-OP. ASSN. LTD. . :?-.- f 1 DAVEY ST., HOBART. Phone 5031. fj '™'1''™1 ' ? 1 iinmiiiii iiiiHMii.mil mil -?-?--? ? -ir.-lfc=iMiztraaIBi-.H«=..1, m ? r, FRUITGROWERS. J CONSIGN YOUR FRUIT TO J. & H GOODWIN Ltd. s FOR BETTER DISTRIBUTION AND BETTER PRICES. . H — ' ' . [ I ?ESTABLISHED AT \ ALL LEADING PORTS IN THE UNITED % KING ? i'DOM AND THE CONTINENT. . ' ' 2 . LIBERAL ADVANCER . MADE AGAINST CONSIGNMENTS OF ' ' ' APPLES' AND PEARS. » , . \ ''' — — — — ; FOR FURTHER PARTICULARS APPLY TO THEIR SOLE REPRESENTATIVES. E. CHAS. PRATT PTY. LTD. f MILLER...
The Children's Page Letter Box [Newspaper Article] — Huon and Derwent Times — 22 February 1934
fhe Children's Page . i (Conducted by UNCLE BENNY) iyt Letter Box _ 1 £ ? ' 'y Uncle Benny, — Just a few - v jinking you for the pink cards '- 1 £t*. I thought my letter had - £tray; it was not in print on ' J-ad and 29th of December Iwe «rot the 'Times.' We ? t- Dover and Shipwrights re 'and enjoyed ourselves1 very s \ I am enjoying myself very = to far in our holidays. We - Slled' four black snakes this * Sie last about six weeks ago. t v ^re about 5ft., and the others JHft. 6in. and' 4ft. My word f jiks are getting .low, and it 'v, ^Jrain. The plums have started ^Iiipe. The birds are building j pines. The goldfinches are 'i little birds, aren't they, * j I went to the Kennerley [concert on Saturday night, ]was very good.- I know some ^ur Pageites — Sunny South, Wog, Silver Wings, Our Sai [ur Farmer, Mother's . Little fapango Kid, Annabele,' and ? Star. There are a lot of eels creek this year. My brother lg to write to the Page, and I leave off now and rouse him to write. With lov...
LACHLAN AMUSEMENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Huon and Derwent Times — 22 February 1934
LACHLAN AMUSEMENTS. r A euchre tournament and dance was held in the Lachlan Hall on Saturday, February 17th, to raise funds for the- bush fire appeal. The sum of £8 has been handed in to the. 'Mereuiy' subscription- list. The organisers, Messrs O. Graham and C. Geard, wish to thank all -who; helped to make the- function- the success it was, especially Miss Broomhead1 and Mr Geeson, who supplied music free; Mr. R. Caw thorn, who made no charge for the, hire of his 'bus, also Messrs D.Sul-' livan, E. Smith, F. G. Graham, Eric O'Brien, A. Gilbert, J. E. Oakley, Master Harry Ackerly, and David Geard for their valuable help and donations. VALUABLE JERSEY COW DIES. Mr Allan Townsend, of Lachlan, was unfortunate in losing a valuable Jersey cow on Sunday. The ani mal developed milk fever' on Friday night, and was treated for the com plaint on Saturday. She responded to treatment, but complications set in, and death soon followed. HOP-PICKING SEASON. i Hop picking has commenced at | Lachlan,...
BUSH FIRE RELIEF. [Newspaper Article] — Huon and Derwent Times — 22 February 1934
BUSH FIRE RELIEF. ,' Among the activities of Toe. H1 in' the- bush' fire relief work is the 'Col- lection' of ,fruiti:and the- purchase'of sugar' with- cash donations, which ;is being sent to housewives'' in the af fected areas, and who volunteeredi to make up the jam to be supplied to those in need. . Everyone seems to anxious to help. '? A number have given bottles. One hotel proprietor has given free access to his bottle store to make up any deficiency. The Toe H executive have made visits to the various fire areas, and thoroughly investigated every case of need. No one so far as can be ascertained has been' : forgotten. Mr H. Wigston, of Toe H, will be, glad' to receive further donations of fruit,, sugar, and bottles for the jam making. Miss E. Webb and a committee of ladies organised an enjoyable dance in tho Oddfellows' Hall, New; Nor folk, on Monday night, February 19 , in aid of the bush fire relief fund. The hall was artistically decorated with streamers, etc. Dancers en jo...
SPEED BOAT RACING. PROPOSED NEW NORFOLK CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Huon and Derwent Times — 22 February 1934
SPEED BOAT RACING. PROPOSED NEW NORFOLK CLUB. The excellent waterway provided by nature in the Derwent Valley af fords those interested in motor speed boat racing a great opportunity of forming a motor yacht club .at New Norfolk, and interest regarding this ?will be quickened now that an out board motor boat has been bought by Mr W. Marriott from Mr Max Geeves, of Hobart. The boat Biddy has been most, successful in racing during the year, winning several, im portant motor yacht club races, in cluding events at' Woodbridge .and Bellerive. It is hoped that this splendid craft will J6e seen on the placid waters of the 'Derwent at New Norfolk shortly.
At the Theatres THE PRINCE. [Newspaper Article] — Huon and Derwent Times — 1 March 1934
At the Theatres THE PRINCE. Movie-goers who like modern ro mantic drama presented', by perfectly cast players can find these elements of excellent screen' entertainment at the Prince of Wales Theatre in 'If I Were Free,' which commences this Saturday, co-starring' Irene Dunne and Clive Brook in this RKO-Radio Picture. Miss Dunne is excellent as the lady who loves amid oppres sive handicaps in :'If I Were Free.' She ' evokes sympathy and is thor oughly sincere and convincing. His role in this, stage hit by John Van Druten offers Clive Brook the rare oppoituuity to mingle dry humour with heioism, and he accomplishes it impressively. 'The Crooked Circle,' the sup porting attraction, is a real 'spooky' comedy, featuring Zasu Pitts, Ben Lyon and Jimmy Gleason. It starts out with the mysterious atmosphere of a 'shocker,' then has a tendency towards a crook drama and suddenly becomes a blithesome comedy, while mysterious incidents inject them selves into the plot which gets more baffling a...