Bunyip Newspaper Archives Jun 23 1950, Page 1

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Bunyip (Newspaper) - June 23, 1950, Bunyip, Victoria National Library of Australia obtainable at Georges or. Ratepayer this concerns you your town Council is considering what increase must be added to the existing 2/3 rate and this week at a special meeting i the ceiling rate for coun i oils 4/ in the � was i mentioned As a possible i recommendation for adoption at a later meeting. If yours is an average House property assessed at about �40 your rate payable will increase from �4/10/ to �8 per year should 4/ be adopt Ted if 9d. Is the Rise it will increase from �4/10/ to�6. Gawler s present total assess ment is �59,828 from which the 2/3 Raje brings in approximately �6,757. Another �1,370 approx comes in from sanitary and Ceme Tery services dog registrations tent Oval hire and miscellaneous sources. This gives a total income of �8,127 an estimate of expend for the year ending Juttie 30, i 1951, is at least Cimfe Avitts Jwj deficit of about ill Tito. Up the position does not finish up Here. Because of further in % creases in the Cost of materials. Etc., even less than the 32 chains of new roads and 50 chains of footpaths Laid this year would be possible in the next 12 months. All this if the rate remains at 2/3 �1,000 deficit at monday s special meeting it was pointed out that a deficit of about �1,000 was expected in the present year s Workings. Council was also faced with the need for new roads in the Trust and War service Homes area be sides essential repairs to town roads generally which were rapidly deteriorating. A Penny rate increase brought in approximately �250 and to make up the estimated deficit besides carry out essential Road work an increase of at least 1/ would have to be considered. As an alternative the present year s estimated �1,000 deficit could be made up Over a period of years by an increase of Only 9d. Not perhaps the Wisest of moves when further rises in costs were so probable. Or. W. R. Harniman stated Council had done its utmost to assist ratepayers by Low rates in past years this practice was no longer possible. Or. . Power said although the general financial position was serious he objected to profits from the Willaston cemetery being used for any purpose other than Ceme Tery work. Figures prepared by the town clerk showed a yearly return of �290 from this source. Or. Mem. West claimed rate payers would make no saving if the Manen fire brigade Cost ing Council an estimated �720 in the coming year was done away with. Run any Case firemen stationed at Gawler spent More than that sum in the town each year. At present a Householder insured Only portion of his property which could be damaged by fire because he realised the Protection offered by the brigade. If the brigade did not exist in Stead of paying into a Council fund for Protection he would need to insure More heavily and pay tout perhaps More each year. The Hutchinson Hospital was a dec Sam Tini i Yvo arid its or eat High Standard should be maintained. He was referring to the possibility of Council s an Nual contribution rising to about �700 in the coming year. Town lighting Cost �540, this was another figure which could not be reduced As Many streets were without sufficient illumination at present. He thought savings might be possible if More rubble was taken from Council s pit instead of Pur chasing materials from outside sources. Or. Power showed the meeting a table prepared by Adelaide City Council wherein it was pointed out that in 1933 �100 produced the same amount of effective Man Power As �254 produced in 1949. Two alternatives Council he said was faced with two alternatives increase the rates consider ably which Council Felt reluctant to door i leave rates remain at the present level and let the town deteriorate. A general discussion then1 ensued As to what increase would not Only put Council on its feet permit an increased service to rate payers in every Ward. With the upward trend of All costs councillors Felt a 1/ in crease to 3/3 would mean Only a temporary respite. It was claimed the time was close at hand when the ceiling .4/ rate would be insufficient to meet com min cents. A monday s meeting was called to discuss finances generally not to decide definitely on a rate for the year. Ending june 30, 1951. From an observer s Point of View the distinct possibility exists of a rate approaching the ceiling and undoubtedly a minimum in Creise will be in the Vicinity of 1/ when the time arrives for a rate to be declared. Reduction in maternity fees. At its monthly meeting last week after examining a statement of costs of the maternity Block Gas and oxygen Anaesthetic machine for its first year of operation the h Hutchinson Hospital Board of management voted for a reduction in fees from 21/ to 15/-. The Secretary stated that this was in keeping with the Board s policy of supplying services As near Cost As practicable and was a pleasing sign in times when most Hospital costs were mounting. Talk by journalist or. Max fat Chen Well known writer of humorous articles for the news and mail will address students of Gawler High school at 10.30 Assembly next monday morning. Readers of his articles May be in Tarp Tri to Minur that As n Cut ont at Gawler High Max was Dux of his first year class in 1935. One of his contributions to the High school Magazine entitled shades of the a Dent Mariner is still preserved. The family Homestead is near Angle Vale and Max has recently transferred to reside at Smith Field. �100 damage when car hits window. Winar a fits mgr to ? smashed a Large Plater fess window of h. B. Crosby ltd., Murray Street last Friday night damage estimated at about �100 was caused. The car being driven by a 19 year old Gawler West youth jumped the Kerbing and passed Between two posts before entering the window space. The Glass 1 thick was a suite Sheet about 16 feet by 12 feet. It was smashed entirely. About �40 Worth of crockery and glassware displayed in the window was broken. Only the plate Glass window was insured. The Accident occurred just after 10 . Donated fluorescent lights to Hospital. A Good Friend of the hut Lunson Hospital or. . Thomas of High Street Gawler read in this paper of the efforts of the Board of management to improve lighting Economy recently by installing fluorescent lamps and has since donated a Complete fluorescent unit for Hospital use. Other gifts mrs. Mclntyre pair crutches or. Lee Case of tomatoes or. David Yeo Case of oranges or. . Klose Willaston. 24 bags for Coke Stor age or. P. Hillier Church Hill Gawler magazines or. E. . Riggs Gawler 5 dozen bags or . Thomas High Street Gawler 2 dozen bags or. . Mattiske Rosedale 6 trom Bones and bag Lemons or. H. Renowden Willaston magazines and mushrooms from mrs. . Lorf Gotre mrs. Hart. Or. Hicks and or. George Lane. Landoch win lightning football carnival. With the exception of Greenock All teams in the lower North football association. Took part in a lightning carnival at Landoch Oval last saturday. A Good at Tendance was reported. Landoch Rose worthy and Truro won their respective games Lyn Doch eventually defeating Truro in the grand final. A cup presented by association Secretary or. F. J. Keen was handed to the Lyn Doch Captain j. Filsell by or. L. Maddox. Truro Captain Stan Brooks spoke for other teams. 500 at High Ball Merlene Davies Belle in the official party with old scholars association president or. Geo. Guldig at the High school Ball last Friday night were mrs. Re. Rudall or. C. M. Griggs , dip. Ed., s up. Of High schools and mrs. Griggs or. . Richards m. A., , inspector of Gigli schools and mis. Kinards the mayor and Mayoress . Louis by tiie headmaster of the High school or. J. K. Nicholls and mrs. Nicholls or Ross Hamilton. Vice pres. . Association and mrs. Hamilton or. . Chamb ers. Vice pres. . Association and mrs. Chambers. The Belle of the Ball Competition limited to former students of the school was won by miss Merlene Davies partnered by or. John Livesey. Prize was donated by the headmaster or. Nicholls. Judges were mrs. Rudall mrs. A rime Una Mac t?i/1iaiv1c a Fri Rudall made a special award to miss Beth Conlon who was partnered by or. Rex Anderson. Many couples took the floor for the Competition giving the judges a difficult task event rating nevertheless with a most popular decision which was greeted by lad applause. Prize for the Lucky spot dance went to miss Jenny Martin and or. Peter Hewitt for the Monte Carlo to miss Jean Tozer and or. Ray Gobell. Great credit is due to mis Sylvia Hewett for convening a most pleasing supper and to or. P Hewett and sub committee for he attractive stage decorations. . or. Jack Parhan music being provided by h Anna Ford s orchestra. Nearly 501 attended the function. Cancer Appeal fund nearly�220. The fund being conducted locally in conjunction with the lord mayor s cancer Appeal has picked up considerably in the past few Days and is now nearly �220. Donations May still lie lodged at the town clerk s office. Murray Street. Pre. Acknowledged �204 18 0 . Frank Hutchens 5 0 0 Gawler div. St. John ambulance brigade 2 0 0 mrs. P. Gregor 1 10 . . Miller 1 1 0 miss Lois Miller 1 1 0 . . Richards 1 1 0 or. J. Lawry 110 . . Roberts 1 0 0 mrs. L. Lomblad is 0 mrs. L. Roediger 10 0 total to Date ? �219 8 0 three vehicles involved in collision. Two cars and panel Van were involved in an Accident on the main North Road near Evanston race course about 1.20 . Last Sun Day morning. One of the cars a tourer being driven towards Adelaide by Morris came into collision with a Sedan being driven towards Gawler by Reginald Colin Geue of Lyn Doch. The Impact Tore the off Side front wheels from la the vehicles. Grosser car ricocheted and struck a news & mail panel Van Abo it 50 feet along the Road. A pair of double wheels on the Van were pushed out of alignment and a Small trailer at the rear was. Damaged. Besides losing a front wheel the tourer s front Axle was Bent Radiator pushed Back on to the engine Bonnet and Mudguard badly damaged and the Windscreen smashed. The Sedan car owned by give r. Wilson of it. Crawford and being driven by Geue had a mud guard and Headlamp ripped off the. Chassis Bent engine damaged m rear Mudguard and two doors badly dented. No one was injured other thao minor lacerations. It is made and packed in Gawler. Annual meeting of . Branch sister Nield represented the . Council at the annual meeting of Gawler Branch held in the High Street Hall last week. She spoke on work being carried out in the City area. Excellent reports were tabled by the Secretary mrs. Or. Yeo Hamilton. Finance appeared sound although the motor fund had been somewhat depleted by the recent Purchase of a new mor Ris minor Sedan for the District nurse sister Walker. Misses Mahlitz and Martin Ren dered vocal items mrs. M. Cole Man an elocution Ary number and so orc of . Work in various centres. Pijie reports and balance Sheet were adopted on the proposal of Rev. J. Mckinna seconded by Rev. . Page. The out going committee was re elected As the incoming com Mittee with Power to add. This was moved and seconded by Rev. A a. Kenner and Rev. Welling ton. The committee comprises Patron or. John s. Coventon a i Dirman . Yeoman vice chairman pastor Presser . Secretary mrs. Or. Yeo Man ., treasurer mrs. J. Hamilton auditor or. C. R. Hawke committee mesdames c Ayling r. Belton h. Bur ? rows c Cullen . Duncan j. Hamilton. E. Hamilton . Hibbard h. Heinrich. W. Hay Don . Hill. L. Shard a. M. Dawkins a. Thomson p. Waters h. Dahlitz j. Fiona. B. Nietschke misses Barkla l. Mcgregor. Messes. J. Hamilton w. R. Haydon doctors and clergy of the town life members sir Edward Lucas and or. T. Ham Ilton. Executive committee messes. C. R. Yeoman j. Hamilton Mes Dames or. Yeoman and j. Ham Ilton

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