February 1961

No Coal Crisis

Crescent StreetThe domestic coal situation in Dundee should give now cause for alarm.

Chairman of Dundee and District Retail Coal Merchants' Association, Mr David Younger, said
on Tuesday night, "The supplies of coal in the last fortnight have been much better. In spite of the long winter the stock position is not giving any cause for anxiety"Mr R.T.Ellis, secretary of the Association, said this is the time of year when stocks become depleted. But, provided coal continued to come in from the Coal Board as it had been the demand would be met.

"Provided customers are content to switch from their usual grade to use what supplies there are there should be now coal crisis in Dundee".

Can Dundee Shock Rangers?

Dens Park is all set for the biggest game of the season. Rangers are the visitors today.
The Ibrox men are walking away with the championship. They are 10 points ahead of Kilmarnock with a game more played.

Dundee shocked them at Ibrox Park on October 8, winning 1-0 with and Alan Cousin goal. A wonderful defence kept rangers out.

We'll all hope for a repeat today. A defeat will not take the flag away from Ibrox but a win for the Dark Blues would lift the relegation clouds.

Rangers have been winning steadily in recent weeks but they've lost much of their punch. They could only take one point at Paisley last week.

And what Dundee did at Ibrox can be done at Dens Park.

Dougie Cowie returns to left-half and the forwards will be chosen from Penman, who has recovered from a chill, Crichton, Duthie, Waddell, Gilzean, Cousin and Robertson.

Duthie who was signed at the beginning of the season from Kirkintilloch Rob Roy, has been playing well in the reserves.

United Can Down Airdrie - Bob Miller's Page

A confident United go to Airdrie today and I feel they will return with the points. When the Waysiders were at Tannadice early in the season they were completely outplayed but snatched the points. They then had a long run of successes.

But recently they have gone off form and United are serving up their best football of the season.

Airdrie could only draw their Scottish tie at Elgin on Saturday and that involved them in a mid-week replay which may not be the preparation for an important league game.

United have a two-point advantage, and they'll be all out there to make it four. By winning they would also ease Dundee's position.

Manager Jerry Kerr is sticking by the side that beat Partick Thistle, Hearts and Dundee. It is: Ugolini, Cairns, Briggs, Neilson, Yeats, Fraser, Carlyle, McMichael, Mochan, Gillespie, Ormond.

Gibby Ormond will be making his first appearance on his old ground since being transferred to United. This is one game he'll be keen to shine in.

Bright Tips

Hanger for Belts - If you have no drawer space for your belts, screw a line of hooks on to a wooden coat hanger and hang belt buckles over them. You then have a see-at-a-glance selection to hang in your wardrobe. Miss Cooper, Rutherglen.

Lasting Shine - Dip you polishing duster in flour when cleaning brass or copper. Gives and excellent and lasting shine. I. Smith, Arbuthnott.

Danger - Men at Work

Although big changes are now being made in the Overgate
one thing won't change -
this is the fine quality of
Wilson's Home Baking.
As always, nothing but the best.
Geoffrey Wilson
179, Overgate, Dundee.

See the Film - Read the Book!

"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"
The famous classic by
Mark Twain
is always available from...
Dundee Public Libraries.

ABC Capitol, Dundee

Comm. Mon., Feb. 13 - For one week
A wonderful world of excitement for the entire family!
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents Samuel Goldwyn JR's Production of
Mark Twain's
"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"
Starring Tony Randall
Co-starring Patty McCormack, Neville Brand, Mickey Shaughnessy, Judy Canove, Buster Keaton, Andy Devine and Finlay Currie.
Showing at 2.15, 5.30, 8.45.

Holiday's in Spain

For details, prices &c.,
Contact W.B. Woolley & Co Ltd.,
90 Commercial Street, Dundee
Tel. No. 27232.
Fly direct from Glasgow to Spanish Costa Brava for 2 weeks, £42 upwards.
Members of A.B.T.A.

Life-Saving Service by Phone

A scheme to save lives by phone will start in Dundee this autumn. It will be called the Telephone Samaritans' Service - and will be directed at those who are so emotionally upset that they may be on the point of suicide.

The first move to start the service in Dundee came from the Kirk session of the High Kirk. It was discussed and approved by Dundee Presbytery. Other churches have agreed to co-operate, and the service will be launched by the Dundee Council of Churches.

The Rev. Roy Hogg, president of the council and minister of High Kirk, expects that the first public meeting about the service will be held at the end of next month.

A Samaritans' committee will be formed and trainee counsellors recruited. Training of counsellors will last from six weeks to two months. Between 60 and 80 are needed. The counsellors will be on duty 24 hours a day - ready to offer comfort and advice to those who dial the "Samaritan" number.

"We will need eight trained people a day for four shifts, with a counsellor and a helper on each shift" says Mr Hogg. "That is why we need so many volunteers".

The Telephone Samaritans' service first started in London in 1953. It has helped to save a number of lives. "The others are certainly filling a need," says Mr Hogg. "The Glasgow service deals with about seven cases a week and in Aberdeen the weekly average is about four".

Millinery Fashion Parade

To be held on
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
March 6,7 and 8, at 7.30pm
in the showroom of
I.L. Geddes Ltd.,
56, Wellgate, Dundee.
Tea will be served
Free tickets on application.