February 1978

Plane Plunges into Tay in Thick Fog
Freezing ordeal as three cling to nose wheel. Two men and a teenage boy were pulled from the freezing, fogbound waters of the Tay yesterday after their light aircraft plunged into the river as it approached Dundee.

Amazingly the trio, all from Dundee, escaped virtually uninjured after their twenty minute ordeal, during which they clung desperately to the nose wheel, which had been torn from the aircraft on impact.

Day of the shovel and more snow on the way
Dundee was shakily recovering yesterday after the worst blizzard to hit the city and the East Coast in 30 years. The city was covered by a 10-12" blanket of snow. Householders undertook a variety of snow-clearing operations digging out their cars, clearing footpaths etc. Motorists appeared to have lef their cars at home except for essential journeys and because of this central streets in Dundee still carried several inches of snow.

Pedestrians had to negotiate banks of snow over a foot deep on some pavements.

Dundee Bids to Help the Deaf
The staff at two Dundee Community Centres are leading the way in helping deaf people become more integrated in society.

Next week Douglas Community Centre launches a ten week sign language course to enable people to learn to communicate with the deaf.

They are to some extent following the example of Menzieshill Community Centre where for a number of years lip-reading courses for the deaf have been well attended.

The warden at Menziehill, Mr Robert McInnes said his centre and the Douglas one run by Mrs Isobel Gunn were the only community centres in Dundee providing facilities for the deaf. They believed the course was being considerd for Dudhope Arts Centre.

Early Queues for Planets Battle
"Star Wars" exploded on to the big screen in Dundee yesterday - and gave the Assistant Manager of the Odeon the busiest Sunday of his career.

The queue started at 9 am with four little boys. By 3 pm the queue was stretching towards St Andrew's Street, and when we opened at 4 pm it took two cashiers to deal with the crowds.

Dundee's Own Petticoat Lane
The Dens Road Market
Opening Times
Tuesday, 9.30 am to 2 pm
Friday and Saturday, 9.30 am to 5 pm
Sunday, 10.30 am to 4.30 pm

You must see and try the new Hermes 808 Electric Typewriter
This new typewriter has no type bars. All letters and figures are contained on a single "golf ball" sized sphere - you can change your complete type style in two seconds, and the machine is so fast you have to try it to believe it.
George Ferguson & Co., Perth Road

By Popular Demand We Present - Gerry and the Pacemakers
compere Alan King
tonight (Saturday 4th February)
in the Ambassador
dancing to Mafia plus disco
£2.50 (supper included)

Annual Talent Contest
Gaiety Bar
Balgarthno Road

Particulars for
Entry to
In by February 25th
At the

Prizes £200 plus

The Taming of the Shrew
The Rep, Lochee Road
by William Shakespeare
Brilliantly funny - go and see it

What's On Tonight - Cinema
ABC - Crimebusters plus Mayday
Odeon - Star Wars plus Salon Kitty
Regal - Cassandra Crossing plus Neptune Factor
Victoria - For Men Only