January 1958

City Teachers Get New Rules

Angus HotelAsked by the "Courier" yesterday the position now regarding corporal punishment in Dundee schools, Mr J.D.Collins Director of Education said the Eduction Committee's recent decisions had been passed to all Head Teachers with instructions to implement them. Copies of regulations had been sent also for every teacher.Shortly before the Christmas holidays the Education Committee decided that the strap is not to be used in infant classes except as a "very last resort" and then only by the Infant Mistress or Head Teacher. The committee also decided that corporal punishment should not be administered to any child of any age in the presence of other children, which means no strapping in class.

334 Houses for Balgay Hill Site

Layout plans for a total of 334 two, three and four apartment houses at City Road, Dundee (on the eastern slopes of Balgay Hill), were approved last night. The plans excluded multi-storey flats which were originally proposed.

Mario Lanza to Sing in Dundee
Mario Lanza, the film tenor will include Dundee on his second tour of Britain in March. During that month he will sing at 14 or 14 halls and net a figure of around £30,000 mark. The Scottish dates are Edinburgh 25th, Caird Hall 27th, and probable return to Glasgow on the 23rd. His recent tour in which Glasgow had one Scottish appearance was a complete sell-out. The Lanza concert seats will range from 3s 6d to one guinea. Opening date for booking will be announced later.

Bargains at the Sales

Bargain hunters were out in force yesterday when the sale began of Menzies and Sons Ltd., Princes Street and Wellgate, Dundee. When the Princes Street premises opened about 150 waited in the queue of about 200 at the Wellgate branch. Bargains included men's suits reduced from £10 19s to £4 quickly snapped up. Shirts 26s 6d for 12s 3d and ladies coats £3 upwards reduced from £10 19s and 12 guineas.

L.S Chalmers general drapers began their sale at their seven shops and queues awaited the doors opening at all branched. Two women headed the queue at the Hawkhill shop to buy two nylon underskirts which had been reduced from £19 11d to 1s 11½d. Men's shirts were being quickly sold at 5s from 23s 11d.

They Want to Help Couples in County

Dundee Marriage Guidance Council propose to extend their work by sending counsellors into Angus and at last nights meeting they decided to ask the County Councils Commission. This move followed an approach by officials from Forfar and Arbroath to Mr W. R.Nicolson former president of the council. Mr Nicolson reported there was obviously a great need for marriage guidance work in the county. Both Arbroath and Forfar offered excellent accommodation and financial support. He suggested a counsellor could be made available for consultation probably once a week.

It Keeps Popping Up

We had a letter this week from Mrs S, Lochee. She wants to know - "Can you drive a horse and cart round the top of Cox's Stack?"

The answer Mrs S, to this question is NO - even if you could get them up there in the first place!
But there is no need to be disappointed in the 282 foot stack. It's still a remarkable chimney. For one thing another old story about it is true. It DID take a million bricks to build it. Nowadays the stack takes the smoke from only three boilers as most of the work is done by electricity but there was a time when 90 tons of coal a day were used. When it was built in 1865 at the cost of £6000 the red and white ornamented stack took the smoke from 40 boilers.

Hilltop Cough Mixture

Soothes from the first dose.
Per bottle 2/3.
James W. Scott,  M.P.S, Top of the Hilltown.

Repertory Theatre

Until Saturday January 11th
Red Riding Hood
The only pantomime in town.
Few seats are still available.... Box Office Phone 3530.

Cover for 6000

Dundee United directors have accepted the tender for the third and final extension of the covered enclosure. The plan will go to the Dean of the Guild Court at the beginning of February. When completed there will be cover for 6000 spectators. The directors will then decide on the next move to be taken - floodlighting, a new stand or a boundary wall. But uppermost will be the signing of players. They are in touch with a first division club about a forward. This move was held up this week as the Manager was at the England - Scotland under 23 game at Liverpool on Wednesday.