April 1960

New Lifeboat for Broughty

Central Library 1954A new 47-foot Watson lifeboat, driven by two 60 h.p. engines, which is now being built at Littlehampton, Sussex, has been allocated to the Broughty Ferry lifeboat station. Lifeboats of this type now cost £35,000 each. The name of the new lifeboat has not yet been chosen.

A Football Treat at Dens Park

Dundee play the second-last game of the season this afternoon. Celtic provide the opposition and we are certain to see a real good game, with the emphasis on football. There's nothing at stake although Dundee will have an eye on the fourth-top spot on the table.

Celtic will have their three internationalists on show in goalkeeper Haffey, right-back McKay and centre-half Evans. McKay and Evans did much to help Scotland get a draw against the auld enemy. Celtic have gone through one of the leanest seasons although they did reach the Scottish Cup semi-final.

In recent weeks they have shown signs of better things to come and they'll be out to show their power against the Dark Blues. Dundee like nothing better that a tilt against Rangers and Celtic and I'm certain they'll turn on something special.

Doug Cowie returns to left-half and Alan Cousin, finished with international duties, will be at inside-left. Team:- Liney; Hamilton; Cox; Ure; Smith; Cowie; Penman; McGeachie; Gilzean; Cousin; Robertson.

A Bight Outlook at the Palace

There are brighter days ahead for Dundee's Palace Theatre. An army of cleaners and painters are preparing it for the opening of the spring season shows, which start on April 25.

The theatre has been closed since January 30, except for the week of the Downfield Musical Society show. Now the manager, Mr Gordon Reid, says "I an more than hopeful that shows will run continuously until well into the beginning of next year, with a bit of luck and support from the Dundee public"

Mr Reid has been able to book up shows with a Scottish flavour for the whole of the spring and summer period. "Such shows usually go down well here, and holidaymakers and overseas visitors like them, too."

First on the list is the Alex. Findlay Show, a variety programme with Dennis Clancy as one of the guest artists. Alex comes from a season pantomime. His show will run for a short season.

Robert Wilson and his White Heather Group will complete the spring season. Mr Reid has already had several requests from old people's clubs asking Robert to give them an afternoon show. "The last time Robert was here he spent most of his afternoon's entertaining old people."

During the summer season Andy Stewart, the Joe Gordon Folk Four, and other acts will take over for a season. "This is the first time the Joe Gordon Folk Four will have been at the Palace," says Mr Reid.

Johnny Victory is coming for the autumn season, and he may continue until Christmas. The "faithfuls" will be delighted that the Palace is reopening. "Regular" theatregoers keep on asking me when the Palace is to start again," says Mr Reid. "I'm sure most of the permanent bookings will be renewed. But I'd like to see a lot more of them."

Public Notices

When it comes to the 3rd of May,
Remember, you will rue the day,
If you let Labour have its way.

Work for, support and vote for the
Efficiency without Extravagance
Inserted by the Dundee Ratepayers' and Electors' Association.

Cheeseburger Loaf

This loaf is excellent served with salad, or it can be curried and surrounded by rice. Mrs Robertson, Creiff.
Combine in a large bowl 1lb. mince, ½ a cup of dry breadcrumbs, ¼ cupful milk, I well beaten egg, I finely chopped small onion, ¼ cup parsley, ½ teaspoonful salt, ¼ teaspoonful paprika and mix well.

Place in a casserole dish and shape into a loaf. Mark into six servings, cutting down almost to the bottom of the loaf with a knife. Tuck one slice of cheese into each cut. Then bake in a moderate oven for about 50 minutes.

Wedding Bouquets

Wreaths and Sprays
Floral Artists
City Arcade, Dundee.

The Weather by Gray

Dundee and Angus, April 17-23 - It will be a showery week with sunny spells in between. These conditions are likely to follow spells of more continuous rain - some of which will pass across during the night. Maximum temperature will be about average for April. A chilly snap must be expected about the 18th with some sleet or hail showers - and possibly a peal of two of thunder!

Gold Medal Winners

Winners of the Leng Gold Medal competition in the College of Education Hall, Park Place, Dundee were 14 year old Morag Bruce, Morgan Academy and 12 year old Sydney Vaughan, Grove Academy.

Morag is the youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs D. Bruce, 64, Noran Avenue. Sydney is the second son of Mr and Mrs Sydney Vaughan, 22 Balmoral Gardens.

More than 100 pupils took part in the competition, which was organised by Mr James Easson, superintendent of music, with the assistance of Mr W. Steele, Balerno School. The adjudicator was Mr George C. McVicar, supervisor of music for the county of Stirling Education Committee.