February 1958

Round the World

View Cox's StackThe Gaumont Theatre hopes to be showing the record-breaking film of "Jules Verne's Round the World in Eighty Days" starting on March 24. The theatre will require temporary alterations to increase the screen space and owing to the length of its running time there will probably be set time performances with the booking of seats.

A Boost for Boys Club

Dundee factories and works are to be showered with leaflets next week. Boys Club week is to be held between February 22nd and March 1st and the lads are making sure that the public knows all about it. During the week the lads will be collecting at football matches and cinemas and each club will have a special money-making effort during the week.

For instance  the Macrae club is having a boxing show, the Tayview in Foundry Lane a jumble sale, the High Kirk Club a dance, Kirkton club are putting on a drama show and Lochee a boxing show. O f the money raised, 75 per cent will be retained by individual clubs for equipment etc. The rest will be shared between the Dundee Office and the National Association.

Scottish Housewives' Association

Does hormone treated meat constitute a danger? Come and hear the facts.
Public meeting followed by questions.
YMCA Hall, Constitution Road, Dundee.
Wednesday February 26th 1958 at 7.30pm.
Health is of first importance - we cannot afford to take risks. This meeting deserves the support of producers, butchers and consumers alike.
Admission free. All Welcome.

Saturday Night Cure for the Shivers

A pictorial treat and an armchair tour of sunny Nigeria helped to warm cold Dundonians on Saturday evening. Shown in coloured studies taken in a temperature of 110 degrees, the people who braved the freezing temperatures to attend the season's final lecture in Queen's College shed their overcoats in the imagined heat.

Professor R.B. Hunter, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Queen's College, spoke on "Nigeria Awakes", he toured Nigeria in October. He showed a large number of coloured photographs of building projects and spoke of the new approach to medical treatment by authorities in Nigeria, how curative medicine was taking its place alongside preventive medicine.

"Nigeria does need people to to go out and work there for a short period" said Professor Hunter. "The people want them to build their country because they cannot, at the moment, stand on their own feet and want help. Nigeria, particularly the western section is no longer the White Man's Grave. It is the white man's land of opportunity , and also that of the natives". Professor Hunter, who stood in for Mr H.R. Leslie Q.C., who was indisposed, was thanked by the chairman, Mr Robert Lyle.

Dundee No-Smoke Move

Measures to reduce atmospheric pollution were approved last night by Dundee Health and Welfare Committee, who had before them recommendations by a sub-committee.
These were:-
That the corporation should agree in principle to the progressive establishment of smoke-contral areas in the city; That the Housing Committee should decide in the case of all new blocks of houses and other premises to be built by the corporation-built so as to be completely smokeless fuels.

In the event of a decision against completely all-electric houses in the development soon to take place in the Menzieshill area, the Health and Welfare  Committee should authorise the necessary measures to have that area declared a smoke-controlled area.

Savings Workers at the Rep

Four hundred Dundee voluntary savings workers filled the Repertory Theatre - apart from a number of permanent bookers - at a special performance last night of the comedy "Roundabout." Mr J.B. Thomson, chairman of the local savings committee, welcomed the audience. He said it was a great satisfaction to them that Dundee still had the distinction of second top place in National Savings, per head. Lord Provost William Hughes, president of the savings committee, said the accent of this year was on the "save as you earn" campaign in industry. The object was to get a savings group going in every place of employment.

Miss Crawford "Comes Home"

Flight Officer H.M.A. Crawford is taking over as East of Scotland schools liaison and recruiting officer for the W.R.A.F. "It feels like coming home" she said at Craigiebarns, Dundee, yesterday. Although her headquarters will be in Edinburgh and her district stretches from the Borders to Orkney and Shetland, it includes her native Angus. Her home is Broughty Ferry.

There is Miss Crawford's first appointment in Scotland since she joined the service in 1939.