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Adelaide Mail (Newspaper) - December 30, 1933, Adelaide, South Australia National Library of Australia Haig the world s oldest whisky Arienti crop ton & co Ltd. 140 Flinders Street Adelaide . Settlers scandal pathetic stories of hardship and destitution grave medical report of malnutrition Many British migrants Perth saturday. Stones of hardships destitution vanished Hopes and dogged tenacity were told to a special representative of the mail who made a visit to the Colony of British migrants and other settlers on blocks at Pemberton 230 Miles from Perth to investigate conditions there. Following the decision of the Secretary for the dominions in London or. Thomas to receive a deputation from four members of the House of commons who will seek further consideration for British settlers in Victoria the mail decided to make investigations in other Large group areas. Or. A. G. Abbott of Pemberton at a meeting held by the settlers last week to protest against the Price of butter fat stated that nearly 95 per cent of the residents were suffering from malnutrition and urgently needed medical attention. A six weeks old child sleeping on superphosphate bags. A family that had had bread butter and Tea for Christmas dinner. Another that had thought it really was Christmas because they had boiled potatoes with their bread and butter. A Man who for six months of the year had smoked leaves of the tree Lucerne because he could not afford to buy tobacco. These were some of the first pathetic facts brought to our representative s notice. Al found families of from three to nine King on less than �1 a week on group 65 in Pemberton District. The pitiful conditions of want have to be seen to be realised said our representative i visited seven of the families including one where the father is styled the Aron of the land because Bis Little pro Perty yields up to �120 Gross. But he has to keep nine people for a year on that. In the Valley and on the hillsides of group 65 at Pemberton there Are people living in poverty one could not find in a City slum. Pale thin legged children Are growing old at 15, their months a mass of decayed Teeth their systems impaired with nose and Throat illnesses that if simple medi Cal attention were afforded could easily be corrected. Worn out and tired bedraggled mothers who under other condition r would be smart and attractive matrons. And hollow eyed men in ragged disreputable clothes rave me a synthetic cheer of Welcome but there was hopelessness and despair in their expression which they could not hide. I called on seven groups which Are typical of the Best and the worst and i am satisfied that every one was industrious and sincere and honest in his Endeavor to make a living. The Fiu Roundine crops of fodder and tilled lands aver to their Industry and none k addicted to drink the Only vice is tobacco when it can be obtained. Take the Case of Robert Wellburn my first Host today. Wellburn and his wife came from Durham England to the Block 10 years ago. At Home Wellburn was a shipyard Blacksmith and knew nothing of farming to begin with but after years on Bis ill acre holding he claims to be efficient. His is not a Good Block for there is no water and his cattle drink at a neighbors he showed me the record of net earn Ings for the last three years. He made �63 in 1931, �75 in 1932, and �34 this year. That has to keep five people. The family has realised that piling up debt might finally and completely overwhelm them so they Are pre pared now to take what they can pay for and than go without. Wellburn keeps turkeys but cannot afford to eat them but on Christmas eve he drove eight Miles with a dressed Turkey to sell it for 10/ to meet a Medicine Bill. Then he went Home to enjoy a Christ Mas treat of Nork and potatoes with his family. Wellburn has been Here for eight years and has not had a new suit in that time. Had it not been for his people in England who sent him old clothes Bis family would be naked to Day he said. My next Host was Barry Beaumont from Suffolk an sex air Force Man with three children Between the Ages of six months and 11 years. He had a Good Block and five years ago came from North Cliffe where he said conditions were unendurable. He brought �200 capital from England but today had nothing. Beau Mont is cheerful and uncomplaining Al though Hie total earnings in 1931 were �57 and Only �53 last year. His Block is a Model and reflects great Industry but he also has not had a suit since he came to Australia eight years ago. We Are not allowed to kill our Stock and have not had meat now for a week though this is not unusual he told me. From the beaut Nonie i Cut across to the property of Fred Birch his wife and seven children. Here i had difficulty for there was a Peculiar development of Pride that revolted at anyone seeing their woe begone poverty. Mrs. Birch cried bit Terly when i asked to see her room. There was her bed with super bags As her mattress and bags too. As the Coyer ing. The children s rooms were similarly fitted. William Miles Hunter an sex Secretary of the British seamen s Union and a few year ago a Well known figure at fre Mantle came on the group when the Union j disbanded rather than go on the Dole. He has been Here 18 months and his family of eight have lived on almost nothing but potatoes and bread and butter. Hunter was an inveterate smoker but for six months this year has had to satisfy Hie habit by smoking baked leaves of tree Lucerne wrapped in writing paper. Hunter said he had sausages and potatoes for Christmas dinner but since the family had Only bread and butter and with this he will celebrate the new year. Four of the children of Patrick o Don Nell have Only one set of clothes and go to bed on washing Days. Last year o Donnell made a net �35 and lived on that thousands of eels in cellar Melbourne saturday. Thou Sands of eels from 4 in to 8 in. In length came from a Butcher e cellar today and wriggled along a shallow Channel in Bridge Street Ballarat. The appearance of the Meta has provided a problem for scientists. How they got into tie cellar k a mystery but it is thought that they May have been brought there by the recent floods. Next Brisbane archbishop London. Saturday. The Rev. J w. C. Wand Dean of the Oriel College. Of full. A Iid today that he could neither deny nor Coti Listii the reported offer of the Brisbane . Or. Winil is an influential at i Oxford. Ulu in lie has been fellow Tutor nine Oriel Sinie l25. Lie was an Anny i Hap Laiu in in 115 to 1919 and the ii vicar at st. Mary s. Sails mry. He has never Iwu in Australia. He is mar ried. Ami in it1 Vears of a e. Chairman silent Brisbane saturday. Although it was Learned authoritatively that the chair Man of the archbishop commit tee Bishop Feetham. Of North Queens was in a position t i make a definite about the Otter to or. Wund in refused to make and statement or. Wand is not known personally to Mem hers of the archbishop selection com Mittee but was recommended to them by Bishop Donaldson. Bishop of Salisbury. Who preceded the late archbishop Sharp j us archbishop of Brisbane. Baradine arrivals two voyagers in the Baradine which arrived at outer Harbor this fur noon. Top or. W. James an Adelaide Man who is visiting his pan its in Adelaide after four years in England. Beneath or p. D. Unit a retired business Man who is making the. Round trip. He is a be Lierer in comfortable dress and wears a Khaki shirt and Grey Slacks. Three Hurt in motor car smash overturns near Spring Bank three persons were injured when a motor car overturned at Quarry Road near Spring Bank tonight. They wee j. Hanrahan. Farrant Street Prospect head injuries. Florence travers aged 30, mor Ney Street Adelaide Cut lip. Alfred Hobbs 58, tarragon Street mile end concussion and abrasions. Hanrahan was admitted to the Ade Laide Hospital but the other two were allowed to go Home after treatment. It is understood that the car got off the track and overturned tearing off the Hood. I the victims were taken to the Adelaide Hospital by the Hindmarsh ambulance. Drowned in Yarra Melbourne saturday. Because it was thought he was spamming no Assis Tance was Given to an unidentified Man who was drowned in the Yarra this afternoon. The Man was seen splashing in the River but people crossing the Bridge took Little notice until he suddenly disappeared. The police were quickly on the scene and diving and dragging were begun. Late this afternoon the body had not been re covered. It is presumed that the Man fell off the Bank As he was walking alone. Death from Burns following severe Burns when her dress caught alight after an explosion of methylated spirits mrs. E. Dowling aged 67, of Barnard Street North Adelaide died in the memorial Hospital last night. The explosion took place while mrs. Dowling was attempting to refill a Small spirit Burner on top of a Wood Range in Bier Home. Her frock caught alight and although the flames Werp quickly extinguished by her husband mrs. Dowling was badly burned on the face neck legs arms and Back. Leg amputated through falling into a machine used for cutting ice at the works of the Adelaide Muk Supply co operative Ltd. Carring ton Street. City yesterday or. Herbert Rosser aged 40, of Angas Road Cotton Ville received injuries which necessitated the amputation of a leg at Adelaide hos Pital. When he fell or. Rosser landed on the ice cutting saw used to Cut 400-lb. Ice blocks. His leg was severely injured before his workmates could extricate him. Bank manager Hurt j slipping when he was attempting to Board a moving Tram at the intersection of King William and Waymouth streets to night or. T. B. Shiels the relieving Branch manager of the Bank of Adelaide sustained abrasions and Wab treated at the Adelaide Hospital. He also received a Cut on a Cheek under an Eye from his broken spectacles. After treatment he was taken to his Home at Clifton Street. Prospect. Plane capsizes Sydney saturday. Capsizing when forced to Laud in i Home made plane at i Mascot aerodrome Early this morning a i Pilot named Clancy escaped with Abra i Sions Contu Siong and a shaking. The Accident was due to a damaged land ing Carriage caused through striking an obstruction As he took off. Realising hit predicament. Clancy while in Ling the aerodrome called to the mechanics and asked them to try to Fei a the wings As he touched the ground to prevent discs Ter. They were too far away however when lie landed and of try Roe Kin Dango piously j the machine toppled Over pinning him in the cockpit. Wing of tie plane was damaged and the propeller broken. Accidental shooting ?.? Sydney. Saturday. Leslie Drage a Wal a Bey. Wae accidentally shot Lear Wal by i Bullet from a pea Rifle i he was alone at the time. Ploy ment figures will further fall by 50,000, which will bring the total fall for 1933 to 650.000. Increased expenditure this Christmas has shown that Money is More plentiful than it has been for years. The Indus trial areas report generally More orders than last year notably in hardware cutlery hosiery and Coa mining. These Are participating in the improve ment largely because of the better conditions of the Iron and steel Industry which shows a 40 per cent improvement on 1932. The motor car Light engineering and building trades Are experiencing a stimulated demand. Birmingham at present proclaims a Britain faces 1934 with High Hopes in position to Lead world Trade revival London saturday. Industry in Britain faces 1934 with the greatest optimism born of bigger Christmas expenditure jobs for 650,000 More people during 1933, and. Impressive Trade improvement. Although Many difficulties remain to be surmounted in International Trade i believe that a revival has begun and that Britain is in a position to Lead it said the joint Secretary for overseas Trade major d. J. Colvill emphasising that the British industries fair to open on february 19 will exhibit the biggest and most varied Range of goods yet assembled the daily mail emphasises that Bri Tain is approaching 1934 with High Confidence and Hope. Reports from Industrial areas prove that the recent March towards Prosperity has accelerated to an extent hardly imaginable a year ago says the paper. It is expected that the december Annem shortage of skilled labor and has Only 8 or 9 per cent of its population unemployed. Twenty firms there recently extended their premises and several new businesses have opened. Shipbuilders believe that the worst is Over although they urge that shipowners must end the Sale of old ships at Low prices enabling foreigners to keep freights ruinous by Low the times says that Bradford s year is closing on a sound basis. Experience in 1933 suggested that the old in retune native basis had been left behind and it was hoped that profits would permanently improve. Unemployment had fallen and opera Tives earnings were better in some cases than before the 1926 wage reductions. Quiet scenes in the City although the police department placed 30 extra mounted and foot constables about the City streets tonight in preparation for the handling of crowds who might be celebrating new year s eve 24 hours in i Advance the people in the Elf Early this evening numbered few More than the usual saturday night Crowde. Rundle Street was closed to traffic and before 8 . Small groups of people were wandering Down the Centre of the Street. But there was Little to keep them amused and soon they began to queue up before the picture shows. Nine o clock saw Only a few scattered groups wandering aim Essly about. The lord mayor or. Cam will Deli ver a Welcome to the new year from the Balcony of the Adelaide town Hall to Morrow night. At Victor Harbor a number of people marched about the streets blowing fog horns and singing. Tomorrow night the mayor or. S. D. Bruce will Welcome in the new year with a greeting from the Balcony of the Crown hotel. A new year s dance was held at the 5cl studio tonight but the majority of the. Celebrations will begin at Midnight to Morrow night. Stations 5cl and 5ck will broadcast a special National Roll Call programme tomorrow night. This will Start at 10.30, and will conclude at mid nil rat. With a broadcast of the new year Bells. The governor general sir Isaac Isaacs will give a Short address add the chairman of the australian broadcasting commission or. Lloyd Jones will also speak. 1 i i wishes 1 if i All its readers ii i ii i ii i a Happy and prosperous 1 new year ii i h Man col j asses after fight with big shark Sydney saturday. Or. Harry Boke j a wealthy Bristol Man. Who came to aus i Thalia to peek the thrills of shark fishing had Hie desire gratified in Rose Bay this afternoon when he hooked a 13-footer from a launch and Foupht it for two and a half hours before collapsing under the Strain. In response to a Telephone message from Bay Convent that a shark was cruising not tar from the children who were bathing. Or. Charlie messenger and or. B be pet out in a launch. Bathers were warned and after Eris inc for half an hour a Long Grey nurse shark wan hooked. Then the Battle began. The shark swam frantically to Iid the Bay drawing the launch after it in an attempt to break free. ? when the monster at length tired and j was brought alongside the launch. Boke collapsed in the deck. He was bleed j ing from outs to his hands and arms made by the shark turning on the line. Thei monster wag secured and towed to Rush a cutters Bay. Modern heralds of the 3new year if the smiles of these four charming bathing girls can be taken As an indication the new year should be a Happy one for everybody. The girls laughingly obliged the photographer when he asked them to hold the big figures to indicate the coming of the new year. Lawyer and koalas or f. Villeneuve Smith and his ton Carrot holding two of the native bears at Glenelg aquarium. F. I ,. And arrant holding two of bears Glenelg barium. Guide to test chances Bromley Wall and Ponsford Shine in Melbourne touring Side should be known within month Sheffield games As guide by the mail Cricket writer with the Date of the selection of the 16 australian cricketers to tour England less than four weeks away today s Sheffield shield matches in Melbourne and Sydney threw further Light on the probable strength of the eleven. Wall South Australia and Ponsford Victoria were two of the stars of today s first class Cricket. Wall Cap tured some valuable wickets while Ponsford made 94 runs. Bromley who came to the Rescue of Victoria with a Century when wickets were falling cheaply has also come into test team discussions again. He was the Side s top scorer. A the Days pass the position confront ing the selectors appears to become More Complex. One player strikes a purple Patch in one match Only to fail in the next. But taken All round the performances in the first class games in austra Lia today make it apparent that the team to be selected immediately after the new South Wales Victoria match at Sydney on january 26-30 will be sound in most departments. Particularly please ukr today were the efforts of Ponsford and w11 in the game Between Victoria and South Australia on the Melbourne Cricket ground. Wall showed a return to his Best form. He was sending the Ball Down at his fastest Pace at times and he is fulfilling the expectations held by South australians that he would be Bowling at Hie beet when the time of the tour approached. Ponsford of old Wall s great Bowling against the englishmen in the tests last season is still Freeh in the minds of All Cricket followers and it will be a source of pleasure to them to see him in the limelight again. Ii was the Ponsford of old who collected the runs in aggressive style Ana into the South australian bowlers � today. Lie exhibited Hie Best form in making 94 before he was ran out. Once again he May be one of Australia s principal run setter on the tour. While it has been recognised that Australia will not be lacking in dependable batsmen the Bowling of the probable eleven has often been queried. These Feare should be partly allayed by Wall s Brilliant burst today and Grimmett s and o Reilly s performances in shield games completed this week. Fleetwood Smith the Young victorian left hand googly Bowler came into prominence again yesterday taking eight South australian wickets for 111 runs. Although he has not been to England where the softer wickets would help him. Fleetwood Smith has had touring experience with Mailey s team o Reilly d d not play today in the new South Wales Queensland match in Sydney and the new South Wales selectors acted in the Best inter Este of australian or irked in giving him a much needed rest. The responsibility of resting o Reilly for the English tour cannot be too highly stressed. In the shield match against South Australia although he flighted the Ball Well he was never really dangerous. But this week he showed that he has lost none of the accuracy that earned for him the reputation of the beet Bowler against the englishmen last season. His nine for 80 was a Fine Effort. With the weakest Bowling Section for years. New South Wales have been forced to work o Reilly harder than in the shield matches last season. Then he bowled 213.4 overs in the whole Geriet. Whereas this season with three matches still to be slaved. He has bowled 226 overs. O Reilly will probably have to bowl a Jot in the remaining two games to be played by new South Wales. They meet South Australia in Sydney at the next week end and Victoria in the last game of the shield series in Sydney on january 26. Task of o Reilly with o Reilly watching the play from the grandstand today and Queensland put Ting up stubborn resistance to the new South Wales attack there was not much interest in this game from a test View Point. But when new South Wales go in to Bat it will be a different matter. Bradman is batting in his Best style in the present series of shield matches and is nearing the 1,000 aggregate this season. His 187 not out against Victoria was a characteristic innings and when he scored 77 not out in the second innings he brought his total thie season to 81 runs. It was a tense struggle that took place on the Melbourne Cricket ground and when bumps were drawn Victoria had made 291 for seven Wickete in their at tempt to overtake South Australia s first innings total of 313. If South Australia of fret Victoria out for Leas than 313 on Hiday their Chance of winning the shield Wil be much brighter. Only four Pointe behind Victoria a first innings win in either of the game against Victoria or new South Wales and an outright win Over Queensland later in the tour would drive synth Australia Vic tory. Play in shield names today on Page 10 big revolt shakes Argentine state of siege declared suffrage plot mail Stu Clamp. R Nick tit. Buenos air. Sati Luv. A state of is 1 was i ire a f ?.-. An indefinite per Loci last night by the Argentine government. This follows a revolutionary plot leading to violent disorders in four provinces. This action which is similar to a state of War followed a Cabinet meeting at which it was decided that the disorders must be curbed at any Cost. Earlier the government had announced that the plot was launched concert edly before Dawn by extremist element among the nation s million Radical voters who had been disfranchised since the 1930 re Bellion was suppressed. Private reports from Rosario. In the Sante be province say that firing broke i out at Dawn Between rebels and Loyal forces at Rosario where 20 were slain i on thursday night. J soldiers ready j the rebels claim that they control most of the police stations in Sante be but j Buenos Aires where All policemen and i two _ regiments of soldiers were held in readiness and other cities were quiet. Government officials Eay that the at tempts to disturb order in different parts i of the Republic especially in the Sante be province were quelled without major Effort. Argentine which is Australia s greatest meat and wheat rival South of the line is the most stable of All the South american republics. The ia6t uprising was in 1930, when president Irigoyen was deposed. Presi Dent Riburn who succeeded him was followed in a constitutional Way by Gen. Augusto Juro in february 1932. And died in july this year. Gen. Juro still holds office. Fine sunday is probable the government meteorologist or. J Bromle Yin a special forecast to j night said that a pleasant sunday was Likely. The weather should be Fine with moderate temperatures. Today s maximum temperature was i 86.1 degrees at 1.30 . By 7 . It had fallen to 65 degrees which was four degrees cooler than 9 . Last i night. Stock rigging j ventures of . Director i new York saturday. I j the sensational disclosure a made to j i Day that although the Stock of the Alae i i tack corporation crashed with heavy j 1ob6 to hundreds of investors Philip Phil bin who acquired control of it in August i made a net profit of �120,000. He calmly admitted it in an i Vestiga ution opened by the state attorney Gene j ral. J an analysis of his books showed that in i Hie intricate trading in this Stock before j the crash be picked peaks during which to sell Large blocks a. Month after he had secured the controlling interest. The Market value of hi6 present holding i at current prices i closes eur other profit j of �60,000. Philbick denied that he had paid Money to a financial tipster service which and j Vised people to buy Stock while lie wat disposing of Lar a . I did no. ? Utecall a payment of �3,0 0 he made to its manager a month ago. He admitted that while he Wae Selling be Cave out an optimistic statement Abou the company s capitalisation plane for the Taew year i Don t miss the sensational bargains at Cravens summer Sale starting tuesday Jan. 2nd 9 an. Sharp see announcements monday and tuesday s papers craven7 Rundle Street turn to Page 4 \ for Hooper s special offers Index to features Mirror of form for monday s races Page. ? 10 talkies and radio programmes pain ?. 5 Candida s Rocial notes. Page 13 coloured Magazine Sec Tion includes Garden notes and Handyman

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