August 1937

Linoleum Factory Blaze

Dundee ChimneysA large shed containing linoleum cuttings was gutted by fire at the North British Linoleum Factory, Clepington Road, Dundee early yesterday morning.Detachments from the Central and Northern Fire Stations under Deputy Fire master Mackay, arrived to find the shed, which is about 50 feet long, ablaze from end to end. Flames leapt high in the air, and an eastward wind swept sparks across the fields towards Kingsway West.

Four lines of hose, two of them belonging to the factory, were brought to play on the blaze. The night shift in the main building continued work. They were to windward of the fire.

The alarm was given by a watchman at the new traffic circus which is being constructed at the Kingsway-Clepington Road junction.

The cuttings involved in the blaze are ground down and used again in the process of manufacturing.

The firemen were kept busy well into the morning dealing with a huge mass of smouldering material.

Arrested in Cinema

Arrested in a cinema, where they were watching a detective film. Two boys pleaded guilty before Sheriff Malcolm yesterday to stealing 9½d from another boy in Arbroath Road on July 30. Accused were said to have “held up” their victim, and while one gripped him the other went through his pockets.

The boy who was robbed later saw one of the boys in Alexander Street. He told the police about it and they went to a picture house, where accused were arrested.

One of the accused aged 13 was said by the procurator fiscal depute (Mr C.F.M. Burrell) to have committed this offence the day before he appears in court for deferred sentence. In addition, he was on probation for house breaking. Mr Burrell suggested that reports should be obtained with a view to sending him to an approved school. Remarking that his boy seemed incorrigible, the sheriff continued his case until Thursday in order to consider what was to be done.

The other boy, aged 11, was placed on probation for one year.

Sir Robert Fossett’s

Great Circus
Will visit
Riverside Park, Dundee.
Monday, August 23.
For One Day Only.
At 4.15 and 8.0 p.m.

With the finest selection of circus talent ever placed before the public.
20 Star Turns
Troupes of performing Horses, Elephants, Boxing Kangaroo, Zebra, Trapeze Artists, Wire Walkers, Lady and Gent Equestriennes, Clowns, &c.

The Elephant and Animals maybe inspected free on Sunday afternoon 22nd August.

Author Advice

Advice to aspiring novelists was given by Mrs E.W. Savi, noted authoress, who visited Dundee Writers’ Circle at their meeting in the Unionist Rooms, Albert Square.

Owing to a slight throat indisposition, Mrs Savi did not herself give address, but her manuscript was read by Mr A.H. MacDonald, president.

Don’t worry about plots, was her advice.

Lemon and Banana Crush

A cold sweet that is very tempting:-
Take 1 pint packet of lemon jelly, 1 lemon and 4 bananas.

Make up the jelly as directed on packet. Mash three of the bananas to a pulp, add the juice of the lemon and sweeten to taste if desired. Stir the banana pulp into the jelly and set in small mould or glasses. Decorate with cream and sliced banana.

Broughty Bride Defies Superstition

A Broughty Ferry bride defied three superstitions yesterday, when she married in green, on a Friday, and on the 13th of the month. She was Miss Ann Davidson, elder daughter of the late Mr Davidson and of Mrs Davidson, 70, Castle Street, Broughty Ferry, and the bridegroom, youngest son of Mr and Mrs H. Alexander, Morvern, South Ramsay Street, Monifieth.

The ceremony was conducted by Rev. Gordon Quig. The bride, who was given away by her brother Mr John Davidson, wore a charming frock of green satin with a high waistline, and a softly draped cowl neckline. She carried a bouquet of white roses.

For Lochee Club

Willie Duncan has pipped Osbourne for Hector Duncan. The former Harp star put pen to paper for the Lochee club after the game with Fairfield. The Lochee, officials’ next signatures will in all probability be George Rennie, the former St Joseph’s right-winger and Daniel Docherty, former United president, and, with brother Pat holding down the left-half position, the Docherty connection with the Lochee club is fully maintained.

To Play at Flower Show

The band of the 2nd Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers has been engaged to play at the flower show under the auspices of Dundee Horticultural Society, to be held on Riverside Park on August 26, 27 and 28.

Scrap Metals

A collection of scrap is in your way, but the collecting of scrap is in our way.
Whyte & Edward (Metals) Limited, Victoria Dock, Dundee. Phone 3296.

Tea-Table Goodies

In this warm weather your appetite calls for light tasty things.
Get them at Doig’s.
Try our delicious Strawberry and other Fruit Tarts.
Dainty Iced and Cream Cakes.
Madeira Cakes 8d each. Gingerbread 6d each.
The family will relish our flaky Pies and Bridies. They’re made with the best meat and crisp pastry.
Doig’s, Bakers and Confectioners,
195, Perth Road, Dundee.
Phone 68339.