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Adelaide Mail (Newspaper) - February 8, 1936, Adelaide, South Australia National Library of Australia Clipper tobacco Large mags for pipe smokers. Ought and dare Price Ana Quality salts sole agents Cornell limited. Adelaide. Best Henley on Torrens attracts 25,000 Aldo crosses River after Early fall a y scene on Bank a crowd of 25,000 saw a �2-a-Mmute fireworks Dis play and watched Aldo the Sydney wire Walker and miss Evelyn Constance a 16-year-old Adelaide girl Cross the River on a steel Cable at Henley on Torrens tonight. In the afternoon the pair had toppled in the water when nearly across the Lake. But tonight miss Constance discarded her flowing White dress and she made the hazardous journey in a pair of bathers. Also the wind which caught her skirt this afternoon and helped to Over balance her had dropped. Tonight Henley was a Brilliant affair. Fireworks lit up the Torrens and the reflection of coloured lights lights along the Banks filled the water lights along the Banks filled the water with Gay streamers. � 1 fireworks of every color and description turned the night into a glorious Day and crackers shot Over the surface of the water like writhing sprites. As the rockets descended from dizzy Heights gasps Rose from the Ruge crowd that line Devery foot of the Banks. No Continental fair could have been Gayer. Couples danced on the Green lawns of the sloping Banks while the insistent cries of the sideshow men sup plied the chorus. Beautiful designs the fireworks presented Beautiful de signs and the noise of the cannons echoed through the City. Pleasure Craft twined in and out of the floating fires and an Advertis ing motor boat hooted its Way through the darkness that was intensified when the fireworks finished. The weather was Ideal and South australian rowing association officials and the organising Secretary or. Ponsett were delighted with what was probably their most successful Henley. The fall of Aldo and his companion into the Chilly water this afternoon was the greatest thrill. Aldo carrying an 18-ft pole to steady himself crossed the River safely on his own and then miss Constance started with him. The crowd gasped As each gust of wind caught miss con stance s Long White frock and made her totter dangerously on the wire. But she Clung firmly to Aldo s Waist and with every Eye on them they went half Way across. When they were two thirds of the Way a stronger puff of wind caught the girl s dress. She swayed and Aldo lost control of the Oole. Aldo realised that he could not recover his balance mud he shouted to the girl we re gone Lump together they fell into the Lake. Water police and pleasure boats Hur ried to their assistance but they were both Able to swim to the Northern Bank. Wet and bedraggled they were rowed Back to the other Side where they changed. Miss Constance said that Aldo had talked to her All the time they were crossing to keep her mind off the water below. When Aldo said jump i jumped automatically end i did t know i was gone until i hit the water she said. The incident was unintentional and the Prospect of seeing the unhappy couple fall into the River again no doubt attracted Many to the Torrens tonight other Henley on Torrens references on Page 8 and 15 the glorious Sunshine this afternoon brought the Henley girl in her picturesque frock and Large m but to create a riot of Ocolor at the h Enley on Torrens gala. These pictures show left misses Qeeen Vaa Faion and Elsie Flaherty on the town in e Ider Park. Bight a general View showing to huge crowd which attended the carnival. Inset is a Elose no of miss b Etfer Baker. A Iron deposits Cash from overseas Perth saturday. To definite Steps to a Wing of Bare Iron re in pita at tass4 bad Are pc Flag taken by Brasserie Ltd. Unan. It a anew used today. It Wai Learned from the mines department that Bra Serti Ltd. Deposited through their Perth agents �10,000 with the Bank of new South Wales As a guarantee of fulfilment of the labor conditions required by the mining Laws of the state. It was also announced that Steps would be taken immediately to secure men to work leases held on option by the company and that men would be transported to Yam i sound As soon As practicable. The Perth attorney for Brassert Ltd or. J. F. Walsh said that arrangements had been completed by the company to exercise the option held Over Mineral teases on Korolan Island Yam i sound and the Money deposited with the Bank was to cover requirements for engaging men and transport and housing them on the leases. Work for at least 82 we shall begin with not few than 62 men and we shall be Stab thing a separate organisation next week to engage the men he said. The company intends going ahead with the development of Large Deposit on Korolan Island and it is expected that a considerable amount of Money in excess of that already deposited Wal be expended by the end of the month the leases that will be worked Are known As Korolan Island leases 2 to 3, and at present Are held by or. H. Buckley from whom Brassert Ltd. Secured an option some time ago. The decision to work Yam i Iron deposits is one of the most important developments that have taken place in West australian mining circles for Many years and is expected to pro vide much employment in the near future. Three die in smashes victorian toll Melbourne saturday. Motoring fatalities took an. Early toll in Mel Bourne tonight three lives were lost before 10 pin. Dave new aads 28. Of East Malvern who had been competing in an Amateur Cycle race died in Alfred Hospital at 8.30 tonight As a result of injuries received when he collided Bead on with a car in Waverley Road. East Malvern. Alexander Mutt hmm. Of car run died in Alfred Hospital at the same time As Newlands. Be received severe head injuries when the truck in which he was Riding in company with a party of bowlers collided with a car and then struck a Telegraph pole on the port Nepean Road about 7 pin. Neman Han Mew also of Carrum who was in the truck is in the Alfred Hospital with a possible fractured neck. His condition is serious. Six others in the track received minor injuries. Ell Smith 25, of St. Ollda. Was killed outright when she was struck by a car in St. Kulda Road. It is believed that the girl stepped off the kerb into the path of the oncoming vehicle. End of Long air Odyssey flying boat inmelbour1ve skimming Over the smooth water of the port River the re Zajf. Southampton flying boat left shortly after 9 an. Today on the final stage of a 15.000-mile Survey flight around Australia and new Guinea. The ship under the command of Squadron Leader a. E. Hempel arrived at Point Cook Victoria this afternoon but when it arrived the water was so rough that a Landing was impossible and the machine was taken to Williams town. And thus ended what has been de scribed As an Odyssey of the air. Hempel and his men were bronzed almost to mahogany Hue when they stepped into their ship this Rooming. For months they have faced All types of Weathers. They have sheltered under a fiery tropical Sun and their Teeth have chattered through Many a Chilly flight. As the boat passed Over Victor har Bor a message was dropped in a tobacco tin for miss Evelyn Scarfe. There was great excitement As the big plane zoomed Down so that the message could be dropped on the seafront lawns. Woman is still in serious condition mrs. Ethel Earl 46, of Beatrice Street Prospect who was admitted to the Adelaide Hospital this morning suffering from a Throat wound was be ported tonight to Nave known in get improvement. Her condition however. Is still serious. T when mrs. Earl was admitted it was thought that there was no cause for anxiety. Detective Mcconnell and Constable Slaven of Prospect are1 basking inquiries. Shield team for Adelaide Melbourne saturday. Several new men have been included by the selectors messes. P. Mcalister. W. J nth win or vat to t. Cohen in the Vic Torian Sheffield shield team to meet sooth Australia in the final match of the series at Adelaide on february 21. The team which will probably arrive in Adelaide on february 19, is As Fol lows h. I. Ebeling captains. Gre gory. L. Hassett j. Ledward l Lee j. Plant w. Pearson s. Quinn k. Rigg j. Scaife r. B. Scott and c. W. Welch. ? Gully Bushfire near to hotel a Bushfire believed to have been started by a Small fire left by Pic nickers Burnt Between 30 and 40 acres of scrub on the Western Side of the water Rau Luuy this afternoon. At one time it was within 100 Yards of the Eagle on the Hill hotel on the mount Barker Road. Or. R. H. M. Lea control officer of the Burnside Volunteer fire brigade. Learned of the fire shortly after 1 o clock and with 25 volunteers fought it until it was under control. No damage was done to private property the fire being confined to the govern ment Reserve. Tonight the area was patrolled by several men who watched for smouldering logs which might Roll and set fire to the surrounding scrub. Cycling postponed at olympic Park Melbourne saturday. Because of unfavourable weather All cycling events at olympic Park today were postponed. Off they Start ? off they go left Ai do. The. . And miss Evelyn Constance a in stir de a de Earl starting off on their attempt to pros the River on a st4-El Cable at Henley on Torrens carnival this afternoon. Right the pair supped Jet a they Tost their balance and fell into the Lake. Bostc swam to the Bank. Fine weather to continue tomorrow s weather will be much the same As today a said the government meteorologist or. Bromley in a special week end forecast tonight the weather will be Cool to moderate with pleasant temperatures and Light southerly breezes or. Bromley added that an anti Cyclone was moving slowly across the continent from Western Australia. Present indications did not Point to a rapid Rise in tempera Tures Australia on wet wicket Bulawayo. February 8. Winning the toss Thompson the rhodesian Cap Tain sent Australia in to Bat today. Heavy overnight rain had soaked the ground Ana we begin eng or me match was delayed. Darling and Sievers opened for Australia and when further rain drove the players in for Early lunch the score was none for 22. Richardson and Grimm Ett were omit Ted from the touring team and Fleet Wood Smith was twelfth Man. Australia first inning Darling not out ? 16 Sievers not out ? 5 sundries ? 1 no wickets for ? 22 stumps edition for test next saturday stumps scores in the first Day s play of the fourth test match Australia v. South Africa will be published in the mail next saturday. A comprehensive Survey of the West australian election results will also be Given. O. P. Heggie . Film player Dies was born at Annaston Hollywood. Saturn no. 0, p. Heggie the Well known South australian Char Acter actor died Here late last night from pneumonia. He was 59. Heieie was one of the Mast Success Ful of australian actors. For years he was intimately connected with some of the biggest personalities on the stage and screen both in England and ame Rica. Heggie was born at Annaston where Bis father or. John James Heggie was a successful sheep Farmer. A first Cousin is the former attorney general or. Al Homburg. M1.c. Or. J. G. Heggie a Nephew lives at Annaston. And miss Mary Heggie of Eden Valley is a Niece. A brother. Or. Roy Heggie lives in Queensland. The actor was educated at the old Whinham College North Adelaide and studied music at the elder conserve 1 thorium. While he was an officer in the Union Bank he took part in Many Amateur theatrical productions and Fin ally gave up Bis bans appointment to play in stolen kisses at the theatre Royal in 1899. In the succeeding six Yean he played All Over Australia and then went to London. Heggie possessed outstanding Talent and had a flair for character roles. He made his London debut at the Crite Rion theatre and played with Many great stars. It was Ellen Terry who took him to ame Rica. In new York the Adelaide Mam ? be came a firm favo rite. He captured the admiration of new York play goers with his performances in plays by Galsworthy Shaw and Milne. Some years ago Norma Shearer and her producer us band Irving Thal Berg saw the Ade Laide Man in Trelawny of the Wells they persuaded him to go to Holly Wood to make a film called the act Ress with miss Shearer. The Advent of the talkies put the Seal on his Success As a film player. Outstanding Bole there was always a great demand for his work and he made further films with miss Shearer. Outstanding among these was his work in Smilin through other films in which Adelaide has seen him in important roles include the Vagabond King one romantic night the letter the mighty and the bad Man one of his most recent roles was in Ginger with the child Star Jane Withers. O. P. Heggie archbishop in Accident Brisbane saturday. When their car crashed through the rail of a Bridge and Hung suspended Over & 10-ft. Drop the anglican archbishop of Brisbane or. J. W. C. Wand and his wife and daughter had a remarkable escape from injury this evening. The car was travelling towards the City when it swerved off the Bitumen at the intersection of Ipswich and Beaudesert roads. It went through the Side of the Bridge. The three occupants were Able to scramble to safety and the car was Only slightly damaged. Death in Ragga Flat police Are inquiring Sydney. Saturday. The strange death of a Well known Ragga woman on thursday is engaging the attention of a detective and other police one or whom today drought several bottles and glasses with their contents to Syd Ney for analysis. Formerly a dentist in Macquarie Street where her husband also has Practised the dead woman is mrs. Eva Pelletier. 45. Her husband. Samuel Ferdinand Pelletier is now a dentist at Ragga. About 3 . On thursday Pelletier entered the wag a police station and told the officer on duty that his wife was dead. Detectives and constables accompanied by the Deputy Coroner or. Oates. Went to the Flat where they found mrs. Pelletier dead. Her face. It is stated was covered with a Sheet of caper. Or. Solomon the government medi Cal officer on duty told the police that tie thought the woman had been do Iro about 8 . He was unable 1o determine the cause of death and the Coroner accordingly ordered a Daft Portem. The Flat according to the report was in a str of disorder and some clasps and a number of empty bottles were found. The Jwili re took posses Sion of thew. And they Are included in the exhibit. Oil ban would raise grave problem Geneva saturday Pozehl Miloa of the Sale of tankers to states which would not agree to apply an of embargo and the Breves Uon or the movement tall tankers towards Italy Mold be the most practical form of on Sanction that Che league of nations could Imp � this is the Conli Iscra of the transport Sab committee of the committee of expert Moji Lryni into the proposed embargo in effect k Means that some fans of blockade Woald be necessary. France has now asked Italy whether he application fan Oil embargo in peace time won be regarded As a military Sanction. Britain has requested italy1 ambassador is London Signor grand to Point oat to the fascist grand Council that such a Sanc Tion should not be regarded As a hostile act. Stop press a Atville trotting Modbury Handicap. Temple court 1 Blair major. 2 Erica Derby 3. Betting. 20/1 Temple court. 12/1 Blair major. 7/2 Erica Derby. Perth trotting mile championship. Second heat speedy boy. 1 evicts 2 con Derby and Minton ribbons dead heat. 3. Speedy boy the Only . Representative led All the Way. He started at 3/1 against african Cricket Bulawayo. The state of the ground held up play and there is no Prospect of a resumption before Tea. Institute Burnt to ground in country spectacular Blaze at port Adelaide port Adelaide and Smithfield were the scenes of spectacular fires this afternoon in which damage amounting to hundreds of pounds was caused. Good work by the local brocade cad As to Roxanee from Kundin quickly extinguished the Blase at a shop la commercial Road. Port Ade Laide. Bat Smithfield Institute was boned to the ground a Small car Den Hose being All that was available in a inadequate attempt to pot it the Ulm Arnm books trophies piano lost a Vikete or four Hundred books belong ing to the Library a piano Tennis trophies and furniture were destroyed in lie fire at Smithfield Institute. Only a few chairs and a table were rescued. The Institute is a Wood and Stone building consisting of a main Hall used for dancing end meetings and the Library part of which is partitioned off a a women s dressing room. Members of Smithfield Tennis club were playing on the courts at the re creation ground opposite the Institute this afternoon and several members had prepared afternoon Tea on a Wood fire in the Library. About 5.45 o clock players noticed flames shooting from the building. Mrs. M. L Etmer of be Smithfield hotel rang Gawler fire brigade but was told that the fire was out of the area of the brigade s opera Tion. While the Tennis players carried chairs and a table out of the building Ger. Eime played a Small Garden Hose on the fire but it was a futile Effort to Stem the Blaze. Boy first to give alarm to image amounting to several hundreds of pounds was caused to Tim Stock in the secondhand dealer s shop of or. A. J. Gibbons at commensal Road. Port Adelaide. Furniture bedding and Kapok provided fuel for the flames Aad when the fire brigade arrived the premises were a blazing inferno. A plate Las window collapsed because of the heat just after the firemen arrived resets ing a Cloud of blinding smoke which swept across the Road. The brigade was on the Acene withal half a minute of receiving the alarm. It accomplished Good work in confining the outbreak to the dealer s shop As the Only division to the adjoining Boot shop occupied by or. �. Dan was was a Light lath and plaster Wall the outbreak was noticed by a boy. Thomas new Oinbe of new Street Queenstown. 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