June 1960

Ten Tremendous Years in Jute

Vitoria CinemaAccording to the British Jute Trade Federal Council, output per worker in Dundee's yarn spinning industry has risen by 61 per cent in the past 10 years.Over all productivity in the industry - spinning, weaving and finishing - has risen by 40 per cent in the 10-year period. Nearly half of the weaving looms are now automatic. A total of £11.5 million has been spent in Dundee alone on modernisation - £9.3 million on machinery and equipment and £2.2 million on building.

Outstanding commitments on capital expenditure at the beginning of the year were over £500,000. Total number of employees in the jute industry is approximately 18,000.

Half-Hourly Fifies on a Sunday?

The Harbour Board agreed to continue negotiations with the National Union of Seamen about operating a half-hourly instead of the present hourly service on Sunday during the summer.

Union officials had told the chairman's committee that the men wished two outstanding claims be settled before they would consider the matter. These were overtime rates for work on statutory holidays and a 42-hour working week instead of a 45-hour week.

Mr Alex. Smith engineer and manager reported that he had met representative of the Confederation of Shipbuilding and Engineering Unions and the Building Trade Operative to discuss the introduction of a five-day week so far as their members at Dundee Harbour and Tay Ferries were concerned.

The board endorsed Mr Smith's opinion that this was a national matter and that if there was any question of a five-day week arising the claim should be pressed on all ports equally.

Hey! Clean Air Is Your Affair

You can see what can be done by visiting next week the
Clean Air Exhibition
To be opened Monday First at 2 p.m. by Lord Provost Maurice McManus in the
Marryat Hall, Dundee
June 20 to 24, 2 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Film shows daily, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Admission free. Prizes to be won.

Local Cup Final

Can Harp land the Loftus Cup today?
This is the one local trophy that had eluded them. The Lochee outfit are confident of repeating their Telegraph Cup final win over Carnoustie.

However the venue today is North End Park, a ground on which the sea-siders invariably do well. What may prove the deciding factor is the measure of success deputy pivot Tommy Robertson has against Jimmy Coyle, the Gowfers scoring leader. The influence of Ronnie Cargill will be missed from the Harp rear lines. But the return of Jimmy McGuire to the attack should enhance their chances of success.

Orleans Place!

The shopping centre at Menzieshill housing development is to be named Orleans Place. Lord Provost Maurice McManus told a reporter it was hoped a delegation from Orleans would be present when the centre was officially opened.

The Dundee decision was announced at a civic dinner in honour of M. Roger Secretain, Mayor of Orleans, and his party.

La Scala

Monday, June, 6 and all week
Cont. 1.50 p.m.
Retained for second week
The outstanding production -
"The Trials of Oscar Wilde"
In the new Technirama and Technicolor.  Cert. X.
Starring Peter Finch, Yvonne Mitchell, James Mason.
If you have not seen it…here is your opportunity to see it now.

Tool Hirer and DIY Supplier

If you have the Job
We have the tools
And our new shop opens Monday first (June 6) at
120, Hilltown, Dundee
Whatever you need -
* Pick Axe   * Wheelbarrow   * Paint scraper   * Electric Drill
We have them to hire at reasonable weekly rates
So hire the tools for that job from: -
Geo. M. Brown
Tool Hirer and DIY Supplier
120, Hilltown, Dundee.
Phone 6366.

Ice-cream Call

In cricket they call -Six
In golf the call - Fore
In Ice-cream the call - Robertson's
Top of Crichton Street, Dundee.