February 1960

New N.C.R. Factory

TramsA new factory is to be built for the N.C.R. by Scottish Industrial Estates, Ltd. It's going up immediately behind the Block 4 building and is expected to be ready in 18 months.With a factory floor space of 183,650 feet it will be used partly as and overflow for the now bulging Block 4. But it is hoped ultimately to provide about 500 new jobs. The N.C.R. employs 3000 at the moment.

"Curtain Up" Today at Mr Reid's Shop

Palace manager Gordon Reid is making a temporary switch from dinner jacket to grocer's apron. He opens a shop (Wright's), at 107, Lorne Street, Lochee today.

"I'm still the manager of the Palace," he says. "I've still a fair amount of work to do there. But nowhere nearly as much as I have when the place is a going concern. So I'm going into the grocery and general store trade to pass the time…and make money of course!

"I'm under tuition from my wife, Jean, at the serving behind the counter business - she's done it before. But I think I'll be stick mostly to the managing and bookkeeping side. More in my line."

Mr Reid hasn't overmuch time to learn his new trade. For the Palace opens again on March 28th with Downfield Musical Society's "No, No, Nanette".

Discovery to Voyage Again

Scott's Discovery, three masted vessel lying off Thames Embankment and used as headquarters for the London Division, Royal Naval Reserve, is to be prepared for a trip down river to Chatham, where she will undergo a refit. When she returns to London in the summer, she will be used as an Admiralty recruiting centre for the Navy and Royal Marines.

90 Miles of Football Pitches!

Dundee Parks Department has to look after 2000 acres. If all that was divided up into football pitches and laid end to end it would stretch from Dundee to Glasgow and a good bit down the Kilmarnock Road. That's how Mr A.S. Dow, park superintendent, put it when he addressed the High Kirk Woman's Guild this week.

Steamed Pineapple and Chocolate Pudding
The fine fresh flavour our winter favourite - Mrs D. Lumsden, Bute.
Take 1 medium sized tin of pineapple, 4oz flour, 4oz breadcrumbs, 5oz sugar, 1½ teaspoonfuls baking powder, 2 eggs, 3oz shredded suet, 1½ tablespoons of cocoa and a little milk.

Prepare a steamer and grease a pudding basin. Put all the dry ingredients into a bowl and mix well. Make a well in the centre and stir in beaten eggs and half the pineapple chopped into little pieces, add a little of pineapple juice and milk to make the mixture into a fairly stiff dropping consistency. Turn into greased basin, cover and steam for two hours.

Serve with pineapple sauce. This is ordinary white sauce or custard to which the other half of the chopped fruit has been added.

The Hunt is on for a Centre

This has been a busy week for manager Kerr, of United. He's been on a real enterprising hunt for a centre. He contacted an English First Division club and several Scottish First Division clubs. Some were willing to deal at a price. One asked for a five figure fee for a reserve. The United manager has his sights on and Anglo-Scot and is ready to pay a reasonable fee.

Meantime a high recommendation has come in about a young centre-forward just demobbed. Contact was made with him through the police, and the policeman who took the message knew all about the ability of the boy. Arrangements are being made to give the lad a trial in the reserve team.

Caird Hall - Dundee

Saturday, Feb. 20
6.15 and 8.45 p.m.
For one night only
Larry Parnes presents the two sensational American stars!
In person - the first time ever in Britain -
Gene Vincent
Backed by the fabulous Wildcats
Eddie Cochran
Hit recorder of "C'mon Everybody" and "Summertime Blues"
Tickets - 7/6, 6/6, 5/6, 4/6, 3/6 and 2/6, obtainable from Larg's (Music sellers), Whitehall Street, Dundee.

Talent Competition

Win an Audition
With STV
Talent Competition and Dance
J.M. Ballroom
Tuesday, February 9
8-11 p.m.
Admission 3/-.
Entry forms at your Newsagents.