Throwback Thursday: November 10, 1944

From the archives of The Murray Valley Standard, November 10, 1944.

£100 raised at hospital fete

With the many calls made upon the residents of the town and district, the Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital women’s committee have reason to feel satisfied with the effort made at the hospital last Saturday afternoon, when over £100 was raised in the annual effort.

Mrs Wicks, wife of Dr FR Wicks, said there was no need to stress the need for a full response to this worthy object.

“We must realise when the lads return that there will be many hospital cases and others who need treatment,” she said.

“We had our repatriation hospitals, but some of the boys will wish to stay in their own town, and we will agree that nothing but the best will be good enough for them.”

Pre-wedding gift evening

On Wednesday night, November 1, about 50 friends of Miss Esme Watkins gathered at the home of Mr AL Burton and tendered her a pantry evening prior to her marriage to Mr Bill Elliott next Saturday.

An enjoyable time was spent in games competitions and dancing, and a novelty parcel caused great amusement.

December and January petrol tickets to be drawn early in December

The RAA has received confirmation from the State Liquid Fuel Board on the arrangement by which December and January petrol tickets may be drawn together during the first half of December.

Country dwellers are advised to note, however, that post offices will not issue petrol tickets after December 13.

The Minister for Supply and Shipping, Mr Beasley, said the privilege of drawing the two months’ ration together had been denied to consumers last Christmas and the Christmas before, but he felt it was warranted this year because the coal shortage would restrict train services during the holiday period.

Cricket practice match tomorrow

At a meeting held at the showgrounds on Saturday, October 28, it was decided to form two teams to represent Murray Bridge in the newly formed association, such teams to be called the Murray Bridge Colts and the Murray Bridge Amateurs.

A good attendance of players and intending players is requested.

Any person desiring to play but unable to attend should give his name to Messrs R Sandow, P Lohmann or E Scheer.

For sale

  • Gold eternity rings, from 37/6 at Offe’s Jewellers

This week in history

10 years ago: November 9, 2007

Fifty-four public service jobs were lost to the Murraylands as the state government centralised payroll, accounts, human resources and IT.

20 years ago: November 6, 1997

Plans for a 122-unit retirement village and shop on Long Island Road, Murray Bridge, to be known as Waterford Estate, were revealed.

40 years ago: November 10, 1977

Meningie District Council admitted that amalgamation talks with the Coonalpyn Downs and Peake District councils “could be of value”.

80 years ago: November 12, 1937

Mr H LeCornu asked the Murray Bridge Corporation for £50 to buy uniforms for the town band, which had recently re-formed.