April 1954

Second High School for the City

KirktonA second high school for the city is in the planning stage. Kirkton High School will serve the big new housing schemes on the northern perimeter.It will house at least 1,200 pupils at all grades of secondary education - senior, junior and modified course.

And it has to be ready by August 1957 when the effect of the big birth boom late in the post-war years will hit the higher classes in our schools.

A new speedy method of constructed maybe adopted. The Education Committee are sending a deputation to Bolton and Coventry schools where schools of this type have been built or are in course of erection to see if it will be suitable.

Bakery Fire

A fire broke out on Monday morning at Wilson's Bakery in West Dock Street.

A gas oven exploded and a three-inch main serving it ignited and sprayed a 30-foot jet of flame along the roof. A supply of paper nearby was also set alight. The fire was quickly brought under control by Dundee Fire Brigade.

As a result of the damage all the ovens in the bakery were put out of action and the firm had to temporarily transfer activities to premises in Broughty Ferry.

Easter Cards

A lovely selection, more beautiful than ever, 6d, 7½d, 9d, 1s 1½d and 1s 4d from
The Book Shop, 9 Scott Street, Perth.


Interesting work, offering chance of excellent career to boys of 16-17 on certificate of standard of education. In applying write a letter telling about yourself to the: Editorial Manager, D.C. Thomson & Co Ltd., Courier Office, Dundee.

News in a word or two

Dundee had 466 cases of mumps last month. A year ago there were 5. Chickenpox cases numbered 145, whooping cough 231.

There was a total of 1056 of infectious diseases for the month.

Butterscotch Tart

3oz self-raising flour
3oz breadcrumbs
1½oz shredded suet
Sliced cooking apples
1 egg
3 tbspns syrup

Mix flour, breadcrumbs, suet and egg to a fairly stiff dough, adding a little milk. Roll the pastry thin. Grease a sandwich tin and line with the pastry. Slice apply to fill pastry case and add 1 tbs syrup.

Put on pastry lid rolled thinly. Warm 2 tbsp of syrup and dot over top of pastry top. Bake in a hot oven for 20-25 mins.

Holiday Accommodation

Scarborough - Whitley Hotel, 36 Esplanade Gardens, 2 minutes walk from the sea.
From 18s 6d daily. Mrs C. Burrows, Telephone 3199.

Spirits Give Warnings

Some years back I was visiting a friend when a photo fell off her wall. My friend was upset about this, but we laughed it off saying it was just superstition.

The photo was the famous Barney Battles, the football player, a cousin of my friend. There was a telegram next day telling of his sudden death!
Mrs McCausland, The Braes, Fife.

Netball International

18 year old Margaret Gunning, 12 Fleming Gardens South, Dundee has been picked to play for Scotland in a Netball International against Wales on May 8th. She took part in trials in Edinburgh last Saturday.

Margaret a member of Dundee Keepfit Club, has starred for the Midlands Team for the past two years.

La Scala

From Monday April 5th - all week
"the Man from The Alamo"
showing at 3.40 pm, 6.30 pm, 9.25 pm - colour by Technicolor (U)
In Texas they call him the Fighting Avenger!