Throwback Thursday: February 16, 1978

From the archives of The Murray Valley Standard, February 16, 1978.

MB Lutheran school opened Sunday

More than 500 people attended the opening and dedication of Murray Bridge’s new Lutheran school, and the installation of its five teachers, on Sunday.

Teachers installed were Mr T Winderlich, principal; Mrs Ruth Hayter; Miss Majorie Wilkie; Miss Coralie Fielke; and Miss Ann Pfeiffer.

Mannum’s future is with its people – premier

At the opening of Mannum Community Centre, the premier, Mr Don Dunstan, said it was one of the finest in South Australia and was a lasting tribute to the involvement and hard work of many local people.

“I am naturally proud that the state government, through its unemployment relief scheme, provided two thirds of the $335,000 total cost,” he said.

“Seventy per cent of the workers employed in construction of the centre were young people.

“Most had no experience in building or construction work, and were organised by the Mannum council, also not a professional builder.”

Viewpoint: terror time

“Australia has entered the ‘big time’ at last – we’ve had innocent people killed in a bombing (at Sydney’s Hilton Hotel).

“But terror bombing is only the extreme tip of a problem that faces us world-wide.

“The biggest challenge to our way of life is the single-minded zealot who believes the end justifies the means, whose ears are closed to reason and whose eyes can only see his or her version of ‘the truth’.

“Perhaps it is a disease of modern times.

“Let us hope someone finds the cure, and fast.”

Apex to help unemployed

“Young unemployed people, U-ies as they call themselves, must be given help by Apex clubs,” zone president Jerry Rebbeck told Murray Bridge members at last week’s meeting.

Wonderful race, but who won?

It was locals in places one, two, three and four at the chequered flag in Saturday’s Lower Murray Stock Rod Championship at Murray Bridge Speedway.

Les Baker took line honours, followed by Dean Wright, then Ross Wright and Peter Merritt, locked together, but in that order.

But how the awards were distributed was anybody’s guess.

Baker drove the race one-handed, holding his car in gear with the other, following a first-lap bingle.

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