April 1962

Fife ‘Adoption’ for Mr Gall

A forty-two year old Dundee engine drivers and trade unionist was this week adopted as prospective Unionist Parliamentary candidate for West Fife at the annual meeting of the West Fife Liberal-Unionist Association.He is Mr John B.M. Gall, 57, Balunie Drive. Mr Gall is well known in Douglas and Angus housing estate, where he lives with his wife, a 19-year-old son and 14 year old twins, a boy and a girl.

For five years he served on the committee of the Douglas and Angus Tenants’ Association and was secretary for two years. He unsuccessfully contested the Broughty Ferry ward, which includes Douglas, in last year’s Dundee municipal elections. In 1960 he was unsuccessful in the Hilltown Ward.

Mr Gall is an executive member of the Dundee Unionist and Liberal National Association and is vice-chairman of the Scottish Unionist Trade Union Advisory Committee.


With Dundee idle on Saturday the officials took the chance to do some spotting at junior games. Manager Bob Shankly was at Blairgowrie. Apart from a general interest in Cameron, his provisionally-signed centre forward.

Trainer Sammy Kean, out again after two weeks off with a chill in the kidneys saw Newburgh play. Also at Newburgh was manager Bobby Brown of St Johnstone.

Tip-Top Citizen

The first presentation of Dundee’s Citizen of the Year Trophy may be made this year. This was intimated by Lord Provost Maurice McManus after a meeting of the Civic Award Committee in City Chambers on Tuesday. The committee consists of representatives of churches, Queen’s College, the Chamber of Commerce and the Trades Council.

The Lord Provost said it had been agreed the award would not be made automatically each year. “It will be withheld if no applicant comes up to the standards which we agree upon.

“A further meeting of the committee will be held in a month and we are inviting W.V.S. to send representative.”

“The committee will then be so widely representative of the community that there should be no need to ask the public to make nominations. We hope we will be able to make the first presentation this year”

The trophy was presented to the city last year by Mr J.B. Milne, Cinema Proprietor.

A Royal Invitation

Dundee Young Swimmers’ Athletic Union have been asked to send two representatives to the Royal Garden Party at Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, on June 30, when the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will be in residence.

Six hundred young people have been invited from all over Scotland, and Dundee has been asked to represent the Young Swimmers’ Athletic Union in Scotland, which has a membership of 7000.

The representatives are Sandra Tainsh (16), 24, Heron’s Lane, Lochee and Jack Kidd (16), 68, South Road, Dundee.


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David D. Selznick’s production of Margaret Mitchell’s
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Treacle Bread

Take 12 oz wholemeal flour ¼ teaspoonful salt, 3 oz malt extract, 2 tablespoons treacle, 2 teaspoonfuls baking powder, 2 oz raisins, 1½ gills milk.

Mix malt, milk and treacle together. Put flour, salt and baking powder into basin, stir in treacle and leave basin in a warm place for about 1½ hours. Add the raisins and stir. Put into a well greased baking tin and bake for 1½ hours in a moderate oven until evenly browned.

Bright Tips 1962

Clean Tiles – Tiles, after washing, will keep clean much longer if wiped with paraffin. Mrs Slater, Portknockie.

Moist Brown Sugar – Keep brown sugar soft and moist by lining your container with foil. Allow enough foil to crimp together at the top. Miss Martin, Cupar.

Strip it Easily – When stripping wallpaper soak it quickly by using a long-handled sponge mop. The sponge holds water much better than a brush. N.N, Dunfermline.