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Adelaide Mail (Newspaper) - December 19, 1936, Adelaide, South Australia National Library of Australia Haig s i Scotland s i 1 oldest whisky twrnimttihuimiiumiimmmiiuiiinhimmnuumiiinimiiniiiiiimimiiiiiinui.? Clipper tobacco Large plunge Tor pipe smokers. Light and dark Price and a Natty Sutow everybody sole agents Cornell limited Adelaide. Damage from flooding cloudburst in Victoria Melbourne. Saturday. Cloudburst at Camberwell this afternoon and at Glengarry and Heyfield yesterday have caused widespread Ramasre. The Down pours follow the torrential Rains in Adelaide and other parts of South Australia on wednesday. Houses and streets were flooded fences were levelled and Hedges up rooted by the sudden cloudburst Over ? Camberwell. Floodwaters a foot deep swept through houses in Bowler and Fletcher streets As gutters and storm water Chan Nels overflowed. In Bowler Street the storm water Channel could not carry the huge body of water. The steel coverings Over the vents were forced off and columns of water spouted four or five feet into the air the water flooded the Street to a depth of 18 in. Big Black Cloud the downpour started when a big Lack Cloud gathered Over the District. In a few seconds the first drops had developed into a torrential downpour. For half an hour it continued without a break and then eased Al most As suddenly As it had begun. By that time however in the Low lying areas the water was sweeping Down the streets. In places it stretched right across the streets and in several Back Yards in Fletcher Street it was soon Waist deep. Heavy fences went Down before the Rush of water in Fletcher Street and in or. C. Cameron s Yard it lifted an aviary 10 it by 6 it. And swept it through a Fence drowning Many of the Birds. Water poured through front fences in Auburn Road and on the Auburn Bowling Green where president s Day was being celebrated the water soon Rose to a depth of 2 in. Over the whole Green. Players beat a Hasty Retreat for greens in other suburbs which had escaped the downpour. In several other streets the Rush of water was too great for the drains and householders waded knee deep Reco vering property from the Stream As it swirled past breaking its Banks last night after a cloudburst the eaglehawk Creek flooded the township of Glengarry in Gipp land deposited mud and Hay in the streets washed a railway Bridge away Cut off the town s rail service and drowned Many sheep. Thousands of pounds Worth of dam age was Dene to vineyards in the District the flood which was a foot higher than that of 1934, subsided considerably today. Much More damage and perhaps loss of life would have occurred had not or. George Wellington who lives near the source of the Creek sent a message to the Glengarry Post office warning residents of the coming flood. When or. Wellington s message flood coming running banker came through. 15 people who live on Flat country near the Creek rushed to higher ground. Night spent in open the water swirled into the town carrying with it tons of Cut Hay which had been washed from paddocks at the head of the Creek and along its Banks. Flood water More than a foot deep invaded mrs. A. Whittle s House in Glen Garry and forced the family into the open for the night with a Bridge washed away on the railway line Between Coo Gabbie and cow Arr last night the train service from Traralgon to Coo Gabbie has been Cut off. There have been no trains to Glengarry since Early yesterday. Another railway Bridge about three Miles from Glengarry on the Coon Gabbie Side is covered today with about 2 it. Of water. Today Coon Gabbie and Traralgon were connected by a motor bus service and the train service is operating on a Loop line from Sale to cow Arr. Nearly three inches of rain fell in an hour at Heyfield yesterday when a violent storm broke Over the District the main Street was submerged and the direct rail service Between hey Field and Traralgon has been interrupted. During the storm John Matthews an employee on or. M. J. Reilly s farm was struck by lightning while milking a cow. He was knocked unconscious a and was taken to Heyfield Bush Nurs ing Hospital. His condition is not thought serious. Big dividend at to fitting in the App Ila Handicap at the Bayville trotting tonight the in fancied Bess ribbons returned the huge dividend of �119/17/6 for �1 for a win and �8/17/6 for a place Only � 1/8/ being invested on her in the win tote. Trotting de tails on Page 6. Cyclonic storm in Queensland Brisbane saturday. Extensive damage to Telephone wires delayed until today the arrival in Brisbane of news of a severe cyclonic storm which swept the thar Mindah District last the rain was heralded by a Sand storm which lasted for half an hour during which one shop and several houses were partly a roofed. Accompanied by severe lightning the rain fell in torrents 260 Points being registered in less than an hour and the water lapped the flooring o houses on Low ground. Stumps _ of Trees were uprooted and flying branches brought Down the Telephone wires cutting off communication with outside centres. During the last week the District has received almost five inches of rain with the result that mail services have been disorganized. The mail from Cunn Mulla is already three Days Over due and the flooded creeks have left no Prospect of its being delivered until the beginning of next week at the earliest thrills at big air pageant crowd of nearly 8,000 enthralled by aerobatics and diving main race prizes won by Scott and Buckham enthralling the crowd of nearly 8,000, the Cen Tenary air pageant at Par afield this afternoon began with a spectacular Parade and Fly past of All aircraft. Led by a flight of Hawker demons machine after machine Rose gracefully from the Sun baked ground and swung into the sky. Soon the air was filled with 60 hurtling forms. The principal race the Aerial Derby Handicap was Wonky j. L. Scott. J. H. Buckham made fastest time in the Derby. It was South Australia s most Imi Pressie Aerial display. The 12 Raulf. Hawker Demon War planes held the Pride of place for excitement their aerobatics and other manoeuvres particularly the diving and bombing thrilled the onlookers. Official guests included his Excel Lency the governor sir Winston dug Anthe Marquis of Hartington the chief Secretary sir George Ritchi Ethe military commandant Brig. Mar ten. Air vice marshal Williams the minister of defence sir Archdale Par Bill the controller general of civil aviation capt. E. C. Johnson and the commissioner of police Brig. Gen. Leane. There were about 60 aeroplanes of widely varying types at the Aero drome including the machines that took part in the Brisbane Adelaide race. Roaring engines the ground was a place of roaring engines spreading wings and Long shapely fuselages. Motor cars made a solid Wall on the East Side of the aerodrome and along the North extended the stands for other members of the Public. On the West the big hangars were Busy with a Bustle of mechanics and pilots. As the leaders of the Aerial Parade were leaving the ground the big Doug Las air liner Bunganga which is to operate on the Perth Adelaide route of australian National airways reached Par afield Landing at 2.10 pan. This was the first appearance of a Douglas air liner in Adelaide. The huge wide winged and porthole machine was so Large that there was practically no clearance Between the too of the fuselage and the hangar roof. Miss Patricia Daniel senior air hos Tess and miss g. Allen air hostess. Were in charge of the Victualling and passengers welfare arrangements on the Bunganga s flight from Melbourne. The machine left Essendon at 11.10 ajn., and covered the 240 Miles to mount Gambier in 1 or. 40 min. The snarl of motors warming up heralded the opening of the pageant. Planes taking off shot out behind them Clouds of Brown dust despite the efforts of a water cart after the Fly past came the club trained pilots Handicap for the Lawson cup a 12-mile race won by n. S. Buckley. There were three entrants Buckley w. S. Maddocks and c. W. Sawley flying in Aero club Moths. The course took the pilots South wards round a Pylon then towards the Hills and Back across the aerodrome again a double circuit Buckley had the Lead about Halfway and held his advantage. Maddocks was second. . Head of air then came a display by the Model aeroplane club in which miniature air Craft some powered with tiny petrol engines behaved unusually Well and sometimes amusingly. The Public schools head of the air Handicap race was held for the w. M. Fowler shield. There were four entrants in this 12-mile race w. S. Mad docks Prince Alfreds. M l. Dun Stone St. Peter s. J. C. Sands St Peter Sand m. S. Joyner Prince Al Fred and Aero club Moths were again used. The Winner was Maddocks who completed the course in 9 min. 1 Sec. Denstone 9.26 was placed second and Joyner third. Sands actually finished in second place but was disqualified for cutting a Cor Ner. Next eight air Force machines came Over Par afield at such a height that they were no More than specks. Suddenly they began to grow in size tearing Down out of the Blue at a Pace which it seemed must dash them to the ground. But they straightened out close to the ground and As they passed a House like Structure in the Centre of the drome flew to pieces with a bang and a Cloud of smoke. While the flight commander was giving orders by radio Telephone the fighter bombers climbed to 4,000 it. And then dived towards the drome at 300 . They came with motors roaring like Thunder and struts and wires screaming like fiends. Down and Down they fell dropping like plummets but each time the Pilot picked no his machine close to the ground and snarled upwards in an almost vertical climb. The principal race of the afternoon. The Aerial Derby Handicap was won by j. L. Scott flying a dh60. L. C. Naculich . In a dh60 was second h. F. Broadbent . In miss Nancy Bird s Leopard Moth was third and m. S. Joyner . In a dh60 was fourth. First prize in the Handicap was �100 and a cup second �40, and third �25. The Aerial Derby which was conducted simultaneously with the Handicap carried a cup As trophy. Fastest time in the Derby was made by j. H. Buckham .who covered the 60-mile course in a Miles Hawk in 22 min. 57 Sec to win the Aerial Derby Speed Section and miss i. Pearce a in a Mono spar was second with 23 min. 22 Sec. There were 16 starters in the Derby event most of them competitors in the Brisbane Adelaide Centenary air race which ended at Par afield yesterday. An inter club trained pilots Handicap was won by h. F. Broadbent from t. A. Jackson and n. S. Buckley. Flight acrobatics by a Squadron of the . Were among the most sensational displays. Three Hawker demons played astonishing antics Roll ing and looping. But even this exhibition was eclipsed by the converging bombing by a flight of the Squadron and the later Squadron dive bombing. Other features of the afternoon included an attack on an armoured car by three Aero club planes. While the car s machine guns chattered defensively the aeroplanes dropped Dummy bombs. Air race protest on Page 2. Thousands braved today s sultry and unpleasant conditions to see the Centenary air pageant at Par afield. Most of the air race competitors and a Squadron of . Planes took part in the display. These pictures show top spectators on the temporary grandstand and beneath Hawker Demon machines setting out to give a demonstration of picking up messages from the air. Lady Harding and or. T. Smith a labor member of the House of com Mons Are due in Adelaide tomorrow. Others who will arrive tomorrow Are or. I lie Blackwell . South Africa and mrs. Blackwell or. C. B. Howard . Canad and the Rev. Clyde Carr . New zealand. The. Civil lord of the British admiralty or. Kenneth Lindsay will join in the celebrations on tuesday with the Deputy Premier of Victoria or. Old Sand the Queensland minis Ter of Public instruction or. Cooper. Trains bring 2,000 for carnival crowds pour into City this week end one of the most animated Adelaide has known introduces the great Centenary Carni Val in off kor Jiji nor Tom in of. Forf night thousands of visitors Are pouring into the City More than 2,000 having arrived by train to Day. It will be a Christmas Long to be remembered. There is laughter and excitement in the streets in spite of the heat and the Holiday atmosphere is accentuated by the be flagged streets and the illuminations at night. The City is proving a Magnet today four trains arrived from Melbourne. The Ordinary express in two divisions brought 343 passengers and the special cheap excursion train from Melbourne arrived with 420 passengers. Another special conveyed 200 soldiers and 50 passengers from Melbourne. Two broken Hill trains arrived with 1,050 passengers. Six Hundred came by special train and 450 arrived in the Ordinary express. Streets were crowded All Day with visitors and 500 Blu jackets from the visiting warships added further gaiety to the scene this afternoon. The influx of the official Centenary overseas guests has began. The parliamentary under Secretary for the dominions the Marquis of Hartington the minister of agriculture for North Ern Ireland sir base Brooke and the Khan Sahib Nawab Siddique Ali ban India arrived yesterday. Sir Baron Jayatilaka of the state Council of Ceylon and sir Percy Everett representing scout Headquarters London arrived in the Nar Kunda today. Sir Edward Harding Perma nent under Secretary of state for Dominion affairs accompanied by Pilot improving Melbourne saturday. The condition of Pilot officer Eric Vernon read who was injured when his plane crash on monday near Bacchus Marsh when making weather observations was slightly improved today. He will not Bable to receive visitors for some time. Vendetta in Canefield j third dead shot while asleep Brisbane saturday. Who is to be the next victim of the Ingham can Nelds vendetta a blood feud far More vicious and protracted than was Ever waged among the hillbilly families of the Kentucky Hills has claimed a toll of three lives in a Little More than two years. They Are mrs. Guissepina Bachilla blown to pieces with a bomb in octo Ber. 1934 Demencia Scarella riddled with gunshot in june 1935, and this week Francesco Ufemio. Slain with True latin ferocity As he Lay helpless in his bunk in a Cane Barracks. Sicilians not involved in the vendetta but who know something of the Stu died and inevitable moves in such campaigns know that As sure As there is a Sunrise the death of Ufemio will be avenged when a favourable Opportunity presents itself. But the victim May not be the Slayer himself. The sicilian vendetta does not Centre on the actual principals to a series of killings. It strikes at their nearest and Dearest relatives so As to inflict greater Hurt investigations Showe that mrs. Bac Chilla was not slain for any misdeeds of her own. Her death was just a reprisal for something which might j possibly have occurred Between two factions Back in Italy a year or so pre i piously. J Peculiar bullets i Scarcella was slain for the activities of two relatives who have since re turned to their native land and Ufemio a Man who had no known enemies on the can Fields met his death by the same methods As characterised the Scarcella killing and with bullets which bore the same Peculiar markings. Local inquiries show that the Ven Detta started in Italy fully 10 years ago. Now three murders have occurred within a radius of a mile near Ingham. And five other killings elsewhere in the North Are attributed to the same feud. The influence of the Black hand society has done More than anything else to confuse inquiries into the latest unsolved murder. Money demanded Ufemio was a Cousin of Scarcella and both were related to members of the society. Ufemio was the reputed author of a letter written before scar Cella s death demanding Money from another relative. Whether or not he wrote the letter has not been definitely established but at the inquest this week a handwriting expert said that a Sample of Ufemio s handwriting was similar to that on the blackmail note. Fear of the machinations of the dread organisation has silenced other compatriots in the District and the police have made Little headway in their search for the latest killer. Sunday Only Little cooler hot saturday slightly cooler weather is Likely on sunday the government meteorologist or. Bromley said tonight but Condi Tion will probably still be warm and sultry. A Monsoon Over the far North made conditions very humid in Adelaide to Day. From a minimum of 67.8 at 4.30 . The temperature Rose to 95.9 at 12.45 . When it began to drop. At broken Hill under the influence of a hot. Northerly wind the tempera Ture Rose sharply today. At 3 . It reached 106 Deg., beating the previous record of 105.2 Deg. On november 20. England 6/426 in test heavy rain stops play after Tea wicket depends on weather tomorrow after Light showers during the afternoon rain stopped play at 4.35 . In the second test today. Hammond unconquered with a great 231, helped England into a Strong position. Their score at stumps was 426 for six wickets. W. M. Woodfull in a message to the mail says that if no further rain Falls the wicket on monday will Roll out quite Well perhaps better than it was at the Start of the match. The wicket however depends entirely on the weather. From w. M. Woodfull there was a wave of pessimism about Australia s prospects when the play began but we can expect that our men undaunted by the position will fight in the manner we know they can. Assisted by Bowling of much better length and direction Bradman was Able to tighten the Field placings with due respect always Given to Ham mond s Superb footwork and driving capabilities. The pitch did not have the same life As it did yesterday. When o Reilly replaced Mccormick he bowled to the strongest off Field we have seen him use this season and to my Way of thinking that does away with a lot of his negative Bowling which now has Only an exhausting effect on him. Hammond went along in his own inimitable style and judged by the fashion in which he was batting he could be expected to capitulate in a month or two. Ames acted As an excellent foil for him and i could Ima Gine Bill o Reilly asking when is All this going to end slower scoring still the English rate of scoring was not As fast As it might have been. Sievers was getting an occasional one to run very Low which does not Angur Well for Australia s second innings. At last comes a break for Australia. A shortish Ball from Ward spinning slightly from the leg and one which Ames might have placed almost any where was lofted into the covers for Robinson to make an easy catch. No doubt Ames intended the Ball to go Only about half Way to the fieldsman before it reached the ground. Probably the spin caused his downfall. It was quite obvious that o Reilly was going All out after Allen s Scalp for he realised the danger of another Man getting set with Hammond at the other end. Ward was Bowling with Only one Man. Out on the Fence to Allen and he was at Square leg. Ward of course was concentrating on the off stump but Allen dearly loves a lofty Long on shot and it was thought that perhaps a Gap would tempt him. However it was o Reilly who Dis missed the English Captain. The Ball was pitched Well up Allen reached for Ward missed and the Ball hit his toe. He was out . The lion hearted o Reilly had earned his first wicket Hardstaff who took Allen s place had a really uncomfortable Over fron o Reilly after which Hammond took infinite care to keep him at the other and. Hammond s intentions became obvious when he refused to run for an easy single. There was no indication of Oil burning out in the lamp of Ham mond s batting. There was not even a sign of a Flicker. After a Shower of rain o Reilly caused several balls to stand up. Nastily and to turn from the leg giving the Ever present Hammond a most awk Ward time. There was a very close set Field to Hardstaff but the rain had very Little effect on the pitch. Hammond s innings Hardstaff however saw difficulties on All sides and was Lucky to remain there. His batting made one wonder whether his three successive seasons two in Australia and one in tin gland have made him stale. After the Tea adjournment came Mccormick the new Ball and Torren tial rain All in the space of a Quarter of an hour. Mccormick and the new Ball were too much for Hardstaff. The rain was too much for Cricket. And so the Day s play ended. Hammond can hit the Ball As hard As anybody when he lets himself go. His was the innings of a very great player. Hammond dominated the Bowling from the outset and drove with terrific Power besides making some magnificent Square cuts and sweeps to leg. It was most stylish Cricket i am afraid that this score is the Harbinger of More big ones to come. The position from Australia s View Point can hardly be said to have eased. She is already facing a Mammoth score with the likelihood of again striking a wicket in favor of bowlers if More rain comes. Without rain however the wicket will be Good on monday. Test and shield Cricket reports and comments on Page 12. Queen Elizabeth leaving Holyrood Palace Edinburgh on december 2 after a Surprise visit. This picture received by air mail today was the last to be taken of her majesty before the develop ment of the recent crisis. Lace received air be Over forty marriages before 8p.m. Although today was not so popular As next saturday pro Mises to be for weddings there were Over 40 marriages in the Metropolis during this afternoon and tonight. Evening weddings Are coming More and More into favor and among those celebrated in Adelaide tonight were five at Maughan Church Central methodist Mission Between 6 . And 8 . Six at Malvern methodist Church three at Pirie Street Metho dist Church another three at Flinders Street Baptist Church and two at holy Trinity Church of England. J the photographers have had a Busy time too and at various places in King William Street and other parts of the City trails of confetti betrayed the passing of bridal parties. At one Well known studio there were six bridal groups photographed Between 6.30 . And 9.30 pan. The florists have been working Over time to meet All the orders and there has been a great demand for Christmas Lily shears water Lily trails Gladioli shears Early victorian posies and bouquets of Frangipani. The latter has been brought from Queensland by air in the one Day service to Well known florists. For next saturday one firm with 16 employees in the workroom has been compelled to refuse All further orders As it is booked up to the limit of its capacity. V a Hindmarsh to be in pageant a unique historical touch to the pageant at Glenelg on december 28 will be Given by the presence with the Landing Narv of a descendant of capt. John Hindmarsh South austra Lia s first governor. He is Petty officer p. H. Hindmarsh. Of the British Cruiser Danae which arrived at outer Harbor today to represent the Royal Navy in the South australian Centenary celebrations. When Petty officer Hindmarsh left England in the Danae he did not know that he would be taking part in the re enactment of a ceremony in which his renowned ancestor figured so prominently 100 years ago. When it was discovered today that a descendant of capt Hindmarsh was aboard the Danae arrangements were immediately made for him to be the coxswain of the boat from the Danae. Which will be used to convey the characters to the share. One of the characters will represent governor Hindmarsh. Petty officer Hindmarsh is not sure of the exact relationship but he thinks that governor Hindmarsh was his great Uncle. Stop press Bayville trotting Francis stakes. Electric boy 1 wrinkle. 2 Prince Flori Tius. 3. Scratched naval Edo. Bright Walla. Cycling Derby final Moritz 68 Points Rodgers 39 Norris. 26 Borsari. 12 Beasley 11 Hebbard 5 Webb. 3 Toseland and Conyers each 2. Motor Rome crash j. Briggs crashed into the safety Fence n the last Lap of the last event. He was carried away unconscious. A Spectator received a bruised knee. No one can touch us for valve ? the Jitt ? Nice clothes modelled on the newest principles from the finest fabrics Are an inspiration for Holiday Wear. As Christmas approaches let us recognise More than Ever before that the finest expression of the Christmas sentiment is a gift of helpfulness. One that will serve and save. One that Mil protect health and bring happiness not for one Day Only but every Day for years a Good suit is a gift appreciated by everyone. Ingerson Ltd. ? 52 King William Street phone c 2787 our clot lies Are unconditionally guaranteed thrown to Roadway a husband and wife were thrown to the Roadway when their motor car came into collision with another car at the intersection of South Terrace and King William Street this afternoon. The wife mrs. Isabel Hall 56, of Dequettevill Terrace Kent town was moved to her Home suffering from abrasions to the left shoulder ankle and wrist but her husband Thomas Hall was not injured. Both vehicles were severely damaged. The Driver of the second car was e. L. Both of Pirie Street Ade Laide

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