December 1984

Making Tracks to the Museum

Central BarChildren from all over Dundee have been enjoying the facilities of a new workshop within the city's Central Museum.

It was originally set up for a trial period of just two weeks but has proved such a success amongst the pupils that it looks set to become a permanent feature during the spring term.

Various primary classes from the city's schools were invited along to investigate tracks and signs during the past fortnight and the children all enjoyed this practical look at nature study.
End the Silence
Angry Dundee United fans left Tannadice on Saturday convinced that they had beaten Rangers 3-1, but the official score was 1-1. With the sides level at 1-1, referee Willie McLeish sensationally chalked off a Dave McPherson own goal and then a superb long-range one from Dave Narey, to deny the Tangerines victory.

Football fans feel entitled to be told the reasons for puzzling refereeing decisions, but this does not happen because of a gag on match officials.

Apart from the disallowed goals, Mr McLeish booked four United men and three Light Blues. It is a long, long time since so many United supporters demonstrated such anger towards a match official. The situation might have been eased had the ref been permitted to explain his decisions instead of leaving Tannadice in silence.

There was more controversy following the Rangers match when a telephone call from the SFA informed United that Hamish McAlpine had been sent off at the finish and not booked as everyone believed.

Geddes Banned

A world-wide football ban has been slapped on former Dundee player Andy Geddes. The midfielder walked out on the Dark Blues and has been playing for a South African side. As South Africa is not a member of FIFA, he has been suspended from playing for all members of the association.

They're Here…

Now Showing
Concurrent with West End Presentation
They're here to save the world
The Supernatural Spectacular (PG).
See times in Courier.

Eyes Down for the Scanner

If the appeal for a Tayside Body Scanner begins to prove hypnotic, the cause may be laid at the door of a man who calls himself The Eyes of Mehran. Formerly of Iran, this entertainer will be lending his particular skills to the scanner cause at the Tay Hotel on Monday December 17.

That night during a cabaret organised by Eddie Davis to aid the scanner appeal, Mehran will be doing his stuff - and he has accepted a challenge from Mr J. Mussen, the hotel's assistant manager. Mr Mussen, it seems, is a bit of a sceptic, and has made this promise to Mehran - "Put me under and I will give you the prize of a weekend for two, quite free, at the Tay Hotel. If Mehran wins this prize will come to the "Journal" and we will happily pass it onto someone who deserves it.

Fat Sam's

We'll soon be 1
The 1st anniversary - Friday, December 7
A Gangster and Molls Nite
(Fancy Dress, Bugsy Malone Style)
Special alcohol promotion plus lots of surprises and prizes
1st hundred tickets £1, 2nd hundred tickets £2, the rest £3
One sale at Fat Sam's now.

Now in Dundee

Richardson and Starling
Free Surveys
Dry rot, rising damp, woodworm, pest control
324a Clepington Road, Dundee
Tel (0382) 815 659.

Harley Quinns

For top to toe treatment
Harley Quinns Hair Studio, Beauty Room and Solarium
9, King Street, Dundee.