February 1929

Fire Brigade Calls

D.M.BrownsThe fire brigade answered two calls on Monday night, the second of which was found to be a false alarm. Shortly before 10 o'clock an outbreak occurred on the premises of John Dowell, dairyman, Strathmartine Road, a quantity of hay in an adjoining shed becoming ignited. The brigade, under Captain Weir, extinguished the outbreak by means of hand extinctuers.The damage is estimated at £10. the brigade had just returned when a call came through from Hillbank Works, belonging to James Scott & Sons. Two machines were hurried to the place, when it was discovered that the alarm had been caused through a leak in the sprinklers in a warehouse.

Man Falls 20 Feet - Miraculous Escape

A Dundee labourer, who was engaged in demolishing the old prison in Bell Street on Wednesday afternoon, had a remarkable escape from serious injury, when he fell nearly 20 feet from the top of a wall.

He was Daniel McLafferty (36) 11 Larch Street, and was attempting, along with several others, to remove two iron beams at the top of a roofless building, when he over-balanced and fell to the inside. His fall was broken by a projecting steel ledge, and from there he dropped on to a temporary stairway.

He sustained an injury to the left leg, and was detained at the infirmary.

New Lochee School Opened

The new St Mary's (Boys) Roman Catholic School, High Street, Lochee, was formally opened on Wednesday afternoon in the presence of a representative gathering. Bishop Toner presided and declared the school open.

Mr Charles Stewart, Chairman of the Education Authority, gave an address while Monsignor Turner paid tribute to the skill of the architects, Messrs. Allan and Friskin.

Mr Stewart A. Robertson, Director of Education, called for a vote of thanks. Tea was served afterwards.

The cost of the building was about £11,000.

Blind Artistes

A party from the Royal Dundee Institution for the Blind sustained the programme at a Burns Concert in the Institute. The vocalists were Misses Lottie Pike and Annie Gardiner and Messrs N. Thomson and W. Edmonds. Mr James King and Miss Lapere gave violin and banjo-mandoline selections respectively. Mr James Gold was the elocutionist, while Mr J. Bell presided at the piano.

Typist Wanted

For editorial room. Splendid opening for well educated young lady who is expert shorthand writer. Apply by letter stating age, qualifications and c. to Managing Editor, Messrs John Leng & Co. Ltd., Bank Street, Dundee.


The total rainfall for January registered at the Maryfield Hostel, Dundee was 1.06; total rainy days 8; total sunshine 37.1 hrs; sun shone on 15 days.

The 1928 figures were 4.33 inches of rain; 28 rainy days; total sunshine 64.5; and sun shone on 23 days.

White Hands

If much dish-washing is your lot, smear a little cold cream on your hands before putting them into the water, afterwards washing them thoroughly and rubbing them with fine oatmeal which you will find is a wonderful whitener. A little trouble in this direction is well worth the taking, for nothing spoils the appearance so much as roughened, neglected-looking hands.

Welfare Domino League - Interesting Tussle

A rare tussle is taking place for the championship of the Dundee Welfare Works Domino Association League. Walton Works are the leaders at present, having a lead of one point over Ashton Select, Hillbank Works and Sharp's Select. The positions on the league table are as follows:-

    * Walton Works
    * Ashton Select
    * Hillbank Works
    * Sharp's Select
    * Rashiewell Works
    * Densfield Select
    * Garden Works
    * Ashton Works
    * West Dudhope Works
    * Craigie A
    * Densfield Works
    * Institute for the Blind
    * Seafield B
    * Craigie B
    * South Dudhope Works
    * Mid Wynd Works
    * South Dudhope Select
    * Sharp's
    * Seafield Athletic

Dancing Finalists

The second heat of the Dundee section of the Scottish amateur dancing championship for foxtrot and quickstep was held in "The New" Palais, South Tay Street on Wednesday night.

The following three couples go forward to the final which takes place on February 20:

Miss J. Jamieson and Mr Bruce M. Wallace
Miss Jean Annan and Mr James Third and
Miss E. Wynd and Mr T.M. Lamond.