April 1932

Preparing For The Mills Observatory

Albert InstituteThe erection of the Mills Observatory on Balgay Hill, Dundee is to begin at an early date. At a meeting of the Works Committee of the Town Council on Thursday, a letter was read from Messrs Johnstone, Simpson and Thomson solicitors, intimating that the Observatory trustees intended to place the contracts for erection of the building during the forthcoming week. it is intended to push forward this work during the summer months.Dr Samson of the Royal Scottish Observatory, Edinburgh, is to be asked to visit Dundee to help with the selection of the lay-out.

The trustees hope that after the cost of the building had been met, about £4000 would be available for endowment purposes.

Convener Phin said the departments concerned would be instructed to get the site in order.

Foot Ailments

Green corn paint, 7½d and bunion paint 1s, available at Cummings, Reform Street, Dundee.

Seasonal Help

Jobbing Gardener - required a day a week offered, Broughty Ferry, for several months. State terms to Box 3531, Courier.

Social and Concert

A social and concert under the auspices of Balgay Church young men's and women's guild was held in Logie Church hall on Wednesday night. The programme included a number of humorous sketches and a dialogue by Misses Winnie Caird and Jean Sturrock. Violin solos were rendered by Mr D. McArthur and songs by Miss Jessie Scott and Mr Neil Morrison. Other numbers were contributed by the Balgay Male Voice Quartet. A humorous monologue was given by Mr Jack Wilcox. Mr Falconer proposed a vote of thanks. At the dance which followed Mr G.Stewart was M.C.


Cherryfield Hall - tonight at 7.30pm, gospel tea admission 2d.

Carnoustie Golfer's Win

D.W. McCrow, a well known Carnoustie man has won the Coronation Cup of the Selangor Golf Club in the Malay States. Play was over two days and on the first day McCrow, playing from a handicap of 17 struck a brilliant patch, going out in 42 and back in 38, for a phenomenal round of 63 net. On the second day he played more to his handicap for a net round of 73. His aggregate of 136 led the field by 5 shots.

Carnoustie Holiday Events

Carnoustie people are looking forward to their annual spring holiday this weekend, Monday being a general vacation. The first break of the year is a very popular one and quite a number of people will no doubt take the opportunity of a weekend away from home. For those who do not leave town however there will be ample provision for recreation. At least three golf courses will hold special competitions and while the Carnoustie Clubmen will stage the first round of their China Cup Competition on the championship course they will also hold another score event on the new course.

Dundee Churches Exhibition

The annual exhibition of the Doll Guild and Medical Aid Society of the congregational churches in Dundee was held in the Gilfillan Memorial Church Hall on Wednesday afternoon.

Mr Alexander Caird Jr, presided over a large gathering at the opening ceremony, which was performed by Mrs Harold Wareham from Central Africa. Mrs Wareham spoke of her missionary work in Africa and was thanked on the motion by Mrs Jack Lees.

Miss E. Robertson of Lovedale, South Africa had on view a number of articles made by African natives.

Harbour Arrival

The steamer Uskhaven arrived at the harbour from Suso on Wednesday. She has a cargo of 1000 tons of esparto grass consigned to the Bullionfield Paper Mills.

Home Cinematography

An excellent display of coloured lantern slides, the work of members was exhibited at the monthly meeting in the YMCA buildings on Thursday night of Dundee and East Scotland Photographic Association. Mr Alexander Campbell, the President was in the chair. Mr Norman Brown gave an exhibition of home cinematography.