Murray Valley Standard Throwback Thursday: February 10, 1950

From the archives of The Murray Valley Standard, February 10, 1950.

New industry for Murray Bridge

With the establishment of a fibrous plaster factory in Hill Street, the proprietors, Messrs H Lawson and Sons, hope to popularise brick veneer houses.

These houses are quicker to build and cheaper than the all-stone house, both important factors in the selection of a home.

Technical school

Classes commenced this week in all courses conducted by the school.

The number of students enrolled has been most gratifying.

An additional class has been made necessary … this will enable all people wishing to take book-keeping, typing or shorthand to receive instruction.

It is almost certain that an art and craft course will be divided so that one class will take drawing subjects such as ticket writing, commercial art and apprentices drawing and the second class will concentrate on craft work, namely leather work, book binding and art metalwork.

War on cancer

Yesterday, in the Adelaide Town Hall, the Governor of South Australia launched an appeal for £100,000 to check the continuing increase in South Australia’s proportion of deaths from cancer.

When it becomes fully realised, the rise in South Australian cancer mortality to more than one death in every seven, then the people of our state will give full support to the appeal.

In other words

Jack had returned to his ship apparently the worse for drink, and the officer of the watch was testing his sobriety.

He told Jack to repeat after him, “the Irish constabulary extinguished the conflagration”.

Jack stood for a moment, and it seemed as if he were unable to cope with the task.

Then, with a smile of triumph, he blurted out, “the Irish coppers put the fire out”.

Electric light cricket

On Friday night last, members of the Tailem Bend Electric Light Cricket Association journeyed to Murray Bridge to play a team from the local association, and after a very keen game the home team won 950 runs to Tailem Bend 808.

Leading batsmen, Murray Bridge: E Scheer 200, M Taylor 112, B Snell 144, A Smelt 78, C Norrish 78, H Heneker 56, F Snell 58; Tailem Bend: B Peek 170, R Jolly 114, B Curtin 110, M Rowley 100, H Bolton 76, K Brooks 64.

For sale

  • Diamond rings, from £15 at W Offe
  • Malvern Star gent’s roadster, £15/9/6 at Bruce Small
  • Old car batteries, 4/- at Temby and Co
  • Cotton work shirts, 6/11 at Bells

This week in history

10 years ago: February 8, 2008

Murray Bridge business owners worried about the effect a sign at Monarto, pointing to Mannum, would have on trade.

20 years ago: February 10, 1998

Trampolinist Ben Wilden was named The Standard-Fischer Motors Sports Star of the Year after winning an Australian Sports Institute scholarship.

40 years ago: February 9, 1978

Murray Bridge High School principal Alan Field worried about the school’s enrolment of 1204, more than 200 over capacity.

80 years ago: February 11, 1938

A man was fined £2/10 for using indecent language at a betting shop, in the presence of occupants including eight women.


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