From the archives of The Murray Valley Standard, November 30, 1945.
Carols by candlelight
Christmas, 1945 will be the first peacetime Christmas for six long years.
Thanks to our brave lads and by the grace of God, people will once again be able to enjoy the happy reunions beloved of simple folk the world over.
The patriotic bodies of Murray Bridge will arrange a combined “welcome home” to all the men and women of the services from town and district on Christmas Eve.
Christmas carols will be rendered by a mixed choir and addresses will be given by the Mayor, Mr CC Cooke, the Chairman of the district council, Mr JL Cowan, and the president of the local branch RSL, Mr FW Fuller.
Diamond Park will be especially illuminated for the occasion and coloured pennants will decorate the town.
The man on the land
On Monday, December 3 the Australian Broadcasting Commission will inaugurate an Australia-wide agricultural session to be known as “the Country Hour”.
The Country Hour will be presented over national stations 5AN-CK.
Friday’s program will consist largely of purely state matters and, in addition, will provide listeners with the lates air mail advices received from Sir Charles McCann, trade commissioner for SA in London.
St Martin’s Lutheran Church, Mannum, was the scene of a very pretty wedding last Saturday afternoon when Florence Eliza, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs LR Heidrich, was married to Leading Aircraftman Reginald John Ramm (RAAF), eldest son of Mr and Mrs JE Ramm, both of Mannum.
The Reverend HW Harnath officiated and Mrs H Williams presided at the organ.
During the signing of the register Miss Barbara Schulze sang “I’ll Walk Beside You” and as the bridge was leaving the church a lucky horseshoe was hung on her arm by little Viola Groom.
Murray Towns Cricket Association
The results of the matches played on Saturday last are as follows: Mypolonga 9/167 defeated Brinkley 64 on the first innings, Amateurs 113 defeated Tailem Bend Railways 93 on the first innings, Mannum 112 defeated Tailem Bend 86 on the first innings.
Best performances – batting: C Pickering (Mypo) 59, G Barker (Mypo) 53, H Green (Railways) 39, Gust (Tailem) 34, D Ward (Amateurs) 30, G Fenwick (Amateurs) 29.
Best performances – bowling: Gowling (Mannum) 6/29, D Clark (Amateurs) 5/29, G Barker (Mypo) 5/23, B Schenscher (Brinkley) 4/28, C Pickering (Mypo) 4/31, Mudge (Railways) 3/5.
- Shell grit, 2/9 per bag at Butcher’s Pharmacy
- Eternity rings, from 25/- from W Offe, Jeweller
- Eight-year-old bay mare, £20 from Aileen Burt
This week in history
10 years ago: November 30, 2007
Murray Bridge’s Mick Headland and Paul Waters won the World Gold Cup for sidecars at the Wayville Showgrounds.
20 years ago: November 27, 1997
Murray Bridge Councillor Theo Weinmann described as a bribe, intended to help get rid of CEO Ken Coventry, a $500 bonus paid to staff during a restructure.
40 years ago: December 1, 1977
Nino Famiglietti and other business owners protested a Murray Bridge council rate rise of up to 600 per cent.
80 years ago: December 3, 1937
Monarto South Post Office recorded 222 points of rain in an hour on a fine-seeming morning when farmers had been engaged in their paddocks without coats.