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Adelaide Mail (Newspaper) - September 19, 1936, Adelaide, South Australia National Library of Australia Haig a k Scotland s oldest i whisky Clipper tobacco Large plop or pipe smokers Light and dark Price and Quality suite everybody sole Vacenta Cornell limited. Adelaide move for annual pageant Floral committee to discuss City s blooms Are tourist Magnet following a widespread Public demand the possibility of holding a Floral pageant annually even though on a smaller scale than yesterday s magnificent Effort will be discussed at the next meeting of the advisory decorations committee the Success of yesterday s pageant surprised even the most optimistic organisers and the congratulations received from All sections of the Community and from Visi tors were so generous that it is Felt that in her Flowers Adelaide has one of the most powerful magnets for drawing people to the City. The chairman of the committee lady Bonython said today that the pageant would draw Many visitors to Adelaide if it were made an annual event. One could not expect people to make such magnificent floats every year but it should be possible to hold the pageant on a smaller scale. In any Case there should be no difficulty in making a permanent display of window boxes and hanging baskets every autumn and Spring As a reminder to visitors of the wealth of Floral Beauty in Adelaide. The state organising director of the Centenary celebrations or. Rya who is also a member of the committee said the word Centenary had had a magical i effect and there would be difficulties in the Way of running a similar pageant every year. It would be in the interests of Adelaide business men and transport services if something in the nature of an annual Spring festival could be arranged in which Floral Deco rations would occupy a prominent place. In a few years time when the City of Adelaide was celebrating its Cen Tenary it should be possible to hold a Flora festival on a similar scale. He hoped some of the floats would be seen again in the big pageant of Progress which would be held on december 22, and that the Floral decorations on Many City buildings would be continued As Long As possible. Although Rundle Street shops closed today at 1 . The footpaths on each Side this afternoon were crowded with sightseer who had come into the City in l c Hoe of seeing Many of the Deco rated buildings in Comfort. Motor cars this afternoon were parked closely Toj Gekht All along the Street which pre j rented a Busy appearance comparable j with that of a bargain Sale Day. J judges unanimous j the judges today were unanimous in awarding the prize for the Best Deco Rater City building to John Martin and co., ltd., with Bowman s Arcade and the South australian hotel second and third respectively in the class for build Ings with wide frontages. First prizes in sections for buildings with smaller frontages went to the covent Garden cafe and to Sands & Mcdougall pay. Ltd. An army of City Council employees worked strenuously from Midnight on Ward to Clear up the 40 tons of litter left behind by fee enormous crowds which visited the City yesterday after noon and last night. By 11 . Today everything was shipshape again. The railways and tramways which j were taxed to the limit yesterday were Busy again today. Surprisingly few articles were left behind in vehicles. Leaders of every denomination have responded to lady Bonython s request i that tomorrow should be Flower Sun Day in All churches. Every worshipper is asked to bring Flowers tied in i Bunches so that they May be Distri buted among patients in hospitals and to invalids who have been prevented from seeing either the Floral pageant yesterday or the gaily decorated City buildings. Flowers at churches the congregation of St John s Church of England Halifax Street City will Deposit their Flowers in baskets placed in front of the choir stalls and the service at Archer Street methodist Church North Adelaide tomorrow night will be attended by Many uni formed nurses from the hospitals in the District. The hospitals also should be Bright ened by vast quantities of Flowers which will be taken to the women s thanks giving service in Centennial Hall to Morrow afternoon. A week of band music will begin on monday afternoon when four bands will assemble in Victoria Square at 2 pjn., and after playing for a Quarter of an hour will March through the City by different routes and reassemble at the South african soldiers memorial. Later they will move on to four different parts of the City. In the evening they will March from the . To various hotels from the balconies of Ivsich they will give recitals. The afternoon recitals will end at 1.30 . And the night performances it 9.30 pin. Altogether 11 brass bands and the caledonian pipers will take part in the recitals which will con clude on Friday night. The recitals Are being sponsored by the City coun cil and by the Centenary music com Mittee. Future of floats Many of the floats used in yester Day s procession will be dismantled Early next week. In some cases plans Are being made to preserve them for use in the labor Day procession on october 14, and it is hoped that the prizewinning float entered by the Ade Laide City Council yesterday will be retained until then. The Alaska ice Cream float will be seen again on labor Day and next week decisions will be made whether the Prospect Woodville and theban ton floats will be preserved until octo Ber 14. The Glenelg exhibit will be us Das an archway at the 1836 period Ball at Glenelg on thursday. The Mitcham float will be Dis mantled on monday and the Central traders association float has already been taken to pieces. The Taj mahal float entered by Henley and Grange yesterday represented seven months careful planning and work and the second prize of �21 will probably be spent for the Benefit of the Munici Pality. Veteran s Effort the wooden framework of the Taj mahal was done by or. W. W. Griggs who is 73 years of age. It took him three months but the finishing touches had to be left to someone else when or. Griggs met with an Accident eight Days ago. Or. Griggs was driven into the City yesterday and saw both parades from a City building. The float will leave the Parade ground at 10 . Tomorrow and will stand in main Street. Henley All next week. The co operation of police motorists and pedestrians which was so strongly in evidence yesterday and resulted in the absence of serious accidents was favourably commented on today by the National safety Council which will Appeal to All Road users to display similar Road Courtesy in future. A Gigantic Success the like of which has never been seen in Australia be fore was How or. W. S. Hay Amel Bourne business Man today summed up his impressions of the Floral pageant. Or. Hay who has seen Centenary celebrations in other states said that yesterday s display surpassed them All and appealed to everyone because it was so natural. Floats left at the Parade ground were Serre atly admired by the crowd which made a special visit to see them Toda. In this picture some of the visitors Are looking at the Taj mahal float entered by Henley and Grange which was placed second in the prize list for the Best entries. The first prizewinner together with other pageant pictures appears on Page 0. Only theft yesterday was from police chief the Only theft reported yesterday was one at the Home of the police j commissioner . Leane at Martin Avenue. Plum Don. While the commissioner was absent in the City at the Floral pageant thieves made a substantial haul from his extensive poultry runs. A tally showed that 24 ducks four Drakes nine roosters and a number of fowls were missing. The value of the Birds is estimated at about �10. The commissioner although j naturally annoyed at the loss saw the bum or of the incident As the theft was the Only one reported during the great pageant. No cases of pocket picking were re. Corded in yesterday s huge crowds in the City and in Only one other instance did thieves take advantage of the absence of suburban residents. That was at North Adelaide where a House was entered but nothing stolen. Two leading members of the criminal investigation Branch and a local police officer Are handling the inquiries into the theft from the commissioner s property. City beyond compare j looked on the City instr Day. Need i any that i found it Beautiful be Ond compare. I looked on the City an Ade Laide that i have seen in Many moods in big Days Over a num Ber of decades. By Winnifred Scott j i have seen government House Del coated with masses of native Flowers for a Ball when Queen Mary and king1 George then Duke and Duchess of York were the guests of lord Tenny son. I have watched farewells and Wel comes in War time a. How those gripped your heart so that Flowers ? and Flass were forgotten. I have stood on the roof of the cheer. To hut when King Edward then Prince of Wale arrived in 1920. There have been other occasion.11. I of. But never a there been one like this. For now it is different. Moving through the City it is impossible not to fee a thrill a thrill of Pride and admiration for Adelaide in the Cen i Tenary year of South Australia. I it was a Lovely inspiration prompted i by deep insight that suggested this Flower festival in Celebration of the Centenary. It is right in every Way. For the festival emphasises vividly the love of gardens and Flowers that is ingrained in this City of Gar Dens the innate taste that goes with the cult of Flowers and the Pluck to go straight on inherited from the Pioneer we Are commemorating. Without All these the festival could never have been carried through. Fine and Cool tomorrow although there May be a Light Shower or two tomorrow the government meteorologist or. Brom Ley expects the weather to be Fine and Cool with southerly winds. Conditions today were mild the maximum temperature being 77 degrees. Gunton and Dentex provide thrilling finish for Gawler race goers Gunton on the outside and Dentex staged a won Clex pm finish in the Wakefield Handicap at Gawler this afternoon. The horses flashed past the Post locked together and the judge s decision was a Short Bead in favor o f Gunton. This the horses past decision favor o at least 54 perish in Hurricane big search for Young girl missing since festival police in every part of the City broadcasting stations and City theatres Are co operating in an at Terrt to find a 10-Vear-Olri Pirl who failed to return to her Home in Forestville last night after having seen the Floral carnival. June Vardon. A fair curly haired irl who attends the Goodwood school. Left school yes Day afternoon with a party of her shool friends to watch the pageant. She was dressed in a red Rock and hat. Her schoolteacher saw her at 1 . She was expected Home for dinner. But when she did no arrive her parents assumed that she had gone to dinner with one of her friends and would be taken to View the evening procession. About 9 . A neighbor of her family saw her in Rundle Street in the company of two girls who it was presumed were school friends. Since then nothing has been seen of her. Her parents did not become Dis Turbed about her absence until late this morning for they thought that she might have spent the night with her grandmother As she had done on a previous occasion. This morning mrs. Vardon went to the grandmother s Home and was concerned to find that june had not been there. She made inquiries from friends but could not Trace her Daugh or. Vardon reported the matter this evening to the women police who immediately instigated an intensive search. Suburban police stations were directed to watch for the girl Broad casting stations were Given official police messages and picture theatres flashed on the screen pleas for news until a late hour tonight they had brought no response. June Vardon s parents told the police that although the girl had on one Occa Sion gone to stay with her grand Mother without informing them of her intention she had never suggested that she might do so again or that she would fail to let them know if she were invited to stay with friends for the night. Because of this the Case s viewed seriously. Atlantic Seaboard battered boats sunk new York saturday. The new York times estimates that at least 54 persons perished yesterday and Early today when a the Atlantic seabird for 1.09v Miles from Cape fear South Caro Una to Cape cod Massachusetts. J most casualties were the result of coastal Craft foundering 35 people were drowned from one fishing boat. Seashore Points Ai Onuf the new Jer sey coast were hard hit. High seas destroying a number of buildings. The Gale appeared Early today to be veering seawards and the full Force will probably miss new York. Communications were wrecked in North and South Carolina and a Light ship was cast adrift off Virginia. J wave sweeps Island j Ocracoke Island off North Caro j Una was swept by a tidal wave j and 400 inhabitants had to be be evacuated. Power failure threw Atlantic City into darkness. Schools and Many Busil Ness houses were forced to close. J Seaside Homes As far North As Asbury Park in new Jersey were washed j by mountainous seas. Transatlantic shipping in new York ? was unable to leave Harbor. Heavy damage was reported from Cape Hatteras and scores of commune i ties throughout the area Are isolated. ? i big Crane on Bank holed at port tooled this afternoon when its Pontoon it is surmised floated Over a broken off pile the harbours Narh s to ton float nor crap. At. High tide tonight was resting on a Flat topped mud Bank which extended for about half the Width of the. Pontoon in no. 1 Dock port Adelaide. This was revealed by diver Perry when he inspected the Pontoon. In vew of this Little can be done to re float the Crane before Midnight. The Pontoon is divided into water tight compartments and Only one which takes in the Engin room is flooded. The flooded Section of the Pontoon appears to be firm on the mud Bank and this should facilitate the work of pumping out water. The depth of water on the far Side of the Pontoon is about 30 ft., but at 10 -. Engineers i Felt satisfied that the earlier danger of the Pontoon s sliding off the mud Bank and capsizing the Crane had been averted. It is not yet certain whether efforts will be made to Beach the floating Crane near the government dockyard at Glanville or specially slip it on sunday. The Crane was being used this after noon to withdraw piles from a wharf which was being dismantled near the site of the old Robinson s Bridge which has also been demolished in the course of Harbor improvements. It is surmised that the Pontoon of the Crane floated Over a broken off pile about 3 ., and in the movement due to the swinging of the huge Jib rubbed the pile which penetrated the Hull. Although the pumping appliance of the tug Robbie Burns was brought into use it could not Cope with the Inrush of water and the Pontoon settled Down aft. Flowers wanted for heritage mrs. Lance Lewis who was in charge of the Street decorations for the Floral pageant made an Appeal this after noon for Flowers to decorate the stage of the Tivoli theatre for the presen tation of the Centenary play. Heri Tage artificial Flowers which were used on the floats in the pageant would be Welcome and May be left at golds j Brough. Mores old building in King i William Street. �7,000,000 risked in bets wagering in . Increases by 33 percent. In year 30 million tickets issued by bookmakers the amount risked by South australians in wagers with bookmakers and on the totalisator in the financial year ended june 30, reached the astonishing total of nearly seven million pounds. The number of bets made with bookmakers judged by the number of stamped betting tickets issued was in the Vicinity of 30 millions. Compared with the previous year the volume of bet Ting increased by about 33 1-3 per cent. / another interesting disclosure is that the special taxation on betting both bookmakers and totalisator meant a net gain to state Revenue of �168,000 after the racing clubs had received �100,000 As their share from the investments. Added benefits to the government came from the entertainments tax on membership and admission tickets and direct taxation on the private incomes of bookmakers. Excluding the income tax however it seems Safe to assume that the Treasury returns were enhanced last year by �200,000 As a result of the people s indulgence in legalised gambling on racing trotting and Cours ing events. Detailed figures Are Given below volume of betting total turnover of bookmakers ? �6,000,000 number of stamped bet Jing tickets issued 30 millions totalisator turnover ? �624,000 what government received bookmakers turnover tax net gain �66,000 betting ticket tax ? 74,000 totalisator tax ? 28,000 what race clubs received turnover tax share ?�50,000 totalisator percentage ? 50,000 at six million pounds the Book makers turnover shows an increase of about Viz million on the previous year. The total invested on the totalisator is Only about �34,000 greater. Nearly half the totalisator turnover went through the machines at Bayville thus again illustrating the enormous popularity of night trotting. Those who claim that the legalisation of bookmakers has not been responsible for increased gambling but that it is due rather to returning Prosperity Point out that in the Peak pred pres Sion year the Gross totalisator figures reached �1,600,000. There was no betting medium at the trots then and on last year s figures the totalisator investments trotting excluded Are still compared with the Peak year about a million and a Quarter Down which is barely balanced by the turnover of course bookmakers. Approximately three quarters of the Money handled by. South australian bookmakers is received in betting shops and the greater proportion of this shop betting is on interstate race meetings. The �50,000 Given in the table above As the clubs share of the turnover tax includes the special Grant of �18,000 provided under last year s amending legislation. Two die in Sydney Flat mystery police suspect Poison pact Sydney saturday. Believed to have been parties to a death pact a Man and woman were found dead this afternoon in a Kine s Cross Flat. They had been dead two or three Days. The body of the Man who Vas about 60, was slumped in a settee and that of the woman about 50, was lying on the floor of the Kitchenette. Near each was a cup which the police think had contained Poison. Known to the inmates of building As or. And mrs. Summerhayes the couple had led a quiet life and people who knew them were at a loss to understand Why the should have taken their lives. Bodies found the first discovery was made by the cleaner of the Flats which Are situated in William Street King s Cross. He became suspicious when he did not see the couple for a few Days. Opening the door of the Flat with his master key about 3 . Today he was shocked to see the body of a Man slumped in the settee on the of which was an empty cup. He did not look for the woman but rushed to inform the j police. . James and sets. Toohey and Walker and detectives Dimmock and Maloney of Darling Hurst found the body of the woman and on the of a lounge chair was another empty cup. The position of the settee and chair indicated police believe that the couple had sat opposite each other in the quietness of their lounge room before drinking the liquid. No food in Flat the woman they believe then walked into the Kitchenette where she collapsed and fell backwards. The Man and woman were last seen on wednesday morning when they put out the garbage can and collected it again after it had been emptied. A Bank Book showing a credit bal Ance was found in the Flat but the police were puzzled by the fact that there was not even a scrap of food in the House and the Only Money Dis covered was a Halfpenny. Another puzzling feature was that there was no sign of Poison anywhere in their three roomed Flat. The Man and the woman had lived so completely to themselves that they rarely opened the door of their Flat when visitors knocked. J police took Possession of the cups and they will have the Dregs found at the Bottom of each Analysed. A postmortem examination will be held and the contents of the stomachs Analysed. Stop press wrestling Hori Tiki 16 8of new Zea land and Johnny Woods 15 10america wrestled eight rounds at the City Baths tonight. Falls were even but Woods won on Points. Death at pageant a Man. Who collapsed and died in Jogger Street after the Floral pageant yesterday afternoon was today Ridenti 5ed at Patrick Quinn 74, pensioner of Ware Street. West Theberton. A snug a mesh Affif six broads/0 i Trail a Mem Eenn-3huh collapse of rail Bridge train m Creek Brisbane saturday. A train Crew had a remarkable escape Tram death when s Bridge collapsed on the More ton sugar Mills private railway near Maroo Chedore today plunging a Loco motive and a string of Cane trucks into a Creek. The Driver Eric Perren and the fire Man Edgar Plater sustained Only minor bruises and a severe shaking. Leslie Plater brother of the fireman who was also on the engine suffered a fractured Pelvis and internal injuries. The Bridge was 50 it. Long and 12 it above the water level the Structure collapsed when the locomotive was crossing it and As the engine dropped into the water it dragged the string of trucks with it. When he Felt the Bridge give Way the Driver jumped from his Cabin. The train Sank in 5 it of water and when Perren saw his two companions Rise to the surface he dived and succeeded in turning off the steam. The trucks some of which Are loaded with Cane Are lying on the bed of the Creek. Their removal will present a problem

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