June 1959

Sandy Henderson Stars in United Trial

Arbroath RoadUnited's trial game was pretty successful. Several junior trialists were on show. Outstanding amongst them was McLaughlin, Kirrie Thistle's left winger, and Smith (Aberdeen Lads' Club), who played a trial late in the season, Smith is likely to be signed.Big star however was Sandy Henderson, former of St Joseph's goalkeeper who was freed by Cowdenbeath last season. He have several miraculous saves from point-blank range, he plays again today. Sandy would like to join up to Tannadice. The United directors liked him but they may stay their hand until the appointment of a manager. An invitation has gone out to a prominent man, and the directors now await his decision. This may be delayed for some time.

United will stage another trial today at Gilburn Park, ground of St. Joseph's.

Grand Military Fair and Circus

The Show of the Year
Riverside Park, Dundee
Friday 12th June - 6pm to 10pm.
Saturday 13th June - 2pm to 10pm.
See the 4/5th Black Watch swing into action to capture a village! See the fury of the famous 25-pounder guns! Crazy Arabs tear a jeep to pieces and a team of R.E.M.E. mechanics reassemble in two minutes!

Hold onto your seats when you see the breath-taking risks taken by daredevils of the Motor Cycle Display Team!

Thrill to the skirl and beat of the Massed Pipes and Drums of the famous Plymouth Band Royal Artillery, you'll stiffen with pride at the display of Precision Drill by your own Scots Guards.

See working models, which include Tanks, Guns and a Launching Site for the "Corporal" Guided Missile and a demonstration of the "Thunderbird" ground-to-air missile. The free cinema shows how the modern soldier trains and goes into action. See and handle the latest equipment. Experience the thrill of Parachute Jumping. Enjoy the sideshows and many other attractions.

Admission Adults…1/-
Children… 6d

Admission additional to the Circus
Children… 1/-

Dundee Schools Music Festival

Monday, June 8.
Tuesday, June 9.
10am  2pm  7pm
Mr Maurice Jacobson, London, adjudicating the singing and playing of Dundee children and youth.
Final Leng Medal meets at 7pm sessions.
Syllabus 1s, at the Caird Hall
Admission 1s, 1s 6d, 2s 6d.

New Church to Be Opened Today

Many Roman Catholic representatives will be in town today for the official opening of the newly completed Franciscan church at the Friary, Tullideph Road, where services have been held in the church hall since 1933.

The handsome new building has cost £40,000 and has seats for 450 people.
The Bishop of Dunkeld (Rt. Rev. Dr W. A. Hart) will bless and open the church at 11am.The ceremony will be attended by Lord Provost Wm. Hughes and other civic representative.

Managership of United

Dundee United have still not got a manager. Bobby Brown, of St Johnstone, turned down the job because he is a sports master at Alloa Academy. "We will make more moves," says Secretary George Fox "We are not sleeping".

An Exciting Day in the Terrace

There was great excitement at 16, Constitution Terrace, Dundee - the Church of Scotland girls' hostel - last Saturday. The girl who lived the longest in the hostel was getting married, and the other 28 lassies gave her a grand send-off.

Miss Margaret Janet Russell, Jan to the girls, came to the hostel almost as soon as she was old enough to work. Her parents live in Bridge of Allan, and there wasn't a suitable office job near her home.

Jan has lived in the hostel nearly seven years except for weekends at home, and was like a big sister to the younger girls.

As she was marrying a Dundee architect, Mr Leslie Morrison, 45, Dura Street, it was decided to hold the wedding in Clepington Parish Church, and Jan was to be married from the hostel.

Miss E. Williamson, the Matron, and three of the girls were at the wedding and the reception in Ballinard Hotel. The other girls made sure that Jan and her father left the hostel covered with confetti. Their gift to the young couple was a breakfast set.

Jan was a clerkess with the British Railways. The young couple are making their home in Edinburgh.

Monica's Dundee Prize!

Eighteen year old Monica Evans was the youngest student taking part in the Central School of Speech and Drama end-of-year performances in London this week. And she was top prize-winner. She won gold medal and the Elsie Fogerty prize for the best all-round performance - and a contract with Dundee Rep.

"I am excited and delighted to be going to Dundee," says Monica. Her ambition to act was inspired by an all-girls production of "Romeo and Juliet" at Peckham girls school for girls, in which she was cast as Romeo. Before that she had wanted to be a ballet dancer.

Getting Ready for Scottish Week

Scottish Week in Dundee (beginning September 7) promises to be the most ambitious of any of the special efforts being made throughout the country.

Mr Charles W. Simms, secretary of Dundee Chamber of Commerce, and hon. secretary of Scottish Week in Dundee said this on Wednesday following a meeting of the general and finance committee.

It has been provisionally agreed to hold a procession and pageant through the streets to present local industry and various aspects of Dundee and district life.

A childrens' art competition will be featured by Monifieth and the Education Departments of Dundee and Angus, Factories will be opened to the public, and farms in the neighbourhood will welcome visitors. There will be art and industrial exhibitions.

The Cinema Exhibitors' Association have asked members to show Scottish films, and the Gaumont Cinema is to hold a home hobbies exhibition in its foyer. The Palace Theatre is having an all-Scottish show, and the Repertory Theatre is to cooperate whole-heartedly.

There has been a good response to an appeal fund, and more contributions are expected from shops and business firms. Working committees have been formed representing commerce, industry, civic and education.