August 1934

Belated Newport Church-Goers

Royal ArchThe folk across the water who worship in Dundee were late for the church on Sunday forenoon. Workmen were engaged replacing the points at the Fife end of the Tay Bridge, and when the "kirk train" reached Wormit at 10.35 it was held up. As the minutes passed the travellers became rather anxious, but they had just to possess their souls in patience.

The church bells in Dundee were ringing out their last few notes when at last the signal fell and the train set out city wards. The Tay Bridge station was reached shortly before ten minutes past eleven, and the passengers lost no time in hurrying off for their respective churches.

Holiday Bargains

At Lavery's,
124a Hilltown (Opposite Plaza)
Great reductions in Bedsteads, Wardrobes, Dressing Chests, Tables, Clocks, Easy Chairs and Lino.
Phone 6260.

Campbell's For Blinds

Window blinds our speciality. Every size to order.
Keenest prices in the city.
Corporation housing blinds in all sizes.
Harrison Curtain Rail, any length cut to order.
206 - 208 Hilltown
Phone 3796.

River Cruising

The Bellman's Budget Page

After a none too successful spell as a pleasure cruiser the Tay Ferries Steamer Newport has been temporarily laid in Earl Grey Dock, and shipping people are awaiting the next attempt to repopularise cruising on the Tay. The Newport has been experimented with for two months, and it must be admitted that the response has been surprisingly poor. I don't think I am wrong in saying that the vessel is none to well suited for pleasure cruising, and does not stand the same chance of success as her predecessors. During the last few weeks of her active career the Cleopatra carried some huge complements of passengers to Newburgh, yet the Newport could not attract anything like the satisfactory number even during the week of the holiday.

M.P's Yacht

A notable visitor in the Tay on Thursday was the Zara, a steam yacht, which called for stores. The Zara, commanded by Captain Parker, is bound for Dover, to pick up a party. She is owned by Mr Reginald Purbrick, London, M.P. for the Walton Division of Liverpool.

Millworkers' Experience

An alarming experience befell two young millworkers, as the result of which they had to receive treatment in the Royal Infirmary. The girls Joan Boyle (21) and Jessie Wallace (18), both were shifters. They called at the Eastern Police Station on Saturday morning suffering from the effects of gas. It is supposed that when Miss Wallace hung her wet hat on the gas bracket the previous night she has inadvertently turned on the jet.

What's On

Broadway - 6.45-8.50 Variety programme - Maisie Weldon, Frank Waters, Jackie Short, Nixon and Morrison, George Hurd, Jack Martell, The Armour Boys and The Haley Girls. Book now. Phone 3292.

Caird Park Semi-Final

Caird Park Cricket Association decided on Tuesday night that the Constable-East End semi-final take place on Thursday and Friday, 9th and 10th August, and that the winners meet Courier Etchers in the final on Monday and Tuesday, 13th and 14th August.