June 1985

Appeal for Support

City ChurchesA deputation of 11 Timex workers, who face the prospect of 400 redundancies at their factories by September, last night (Thursday) asked Dundee  District Council for support.Mrs Sandra Walker said they requested total support in their campaign to protect jobs. The loss would have a devastating effect on the city. She said they welcomed all types of work, but a product of their own was the real requirement.

Mr James Tinney said that since the company announcement there had been a great deal of uncertainty. Two years ago Timex employed 4300 and in September the figure would be 900. Total closure could not be ruled out. He appealed to the council to be identified with and support the campaign which workers believed could assist in obtaining orders to enable the company to get over a difficult time.

Charity Bottle Smash

Dundee United stars Eamonn Bannon, Billy Kirkwood, David Dodd's and David Narey helped at a bottle-breaking ceremony at Chequers, Nethergate, Dundee. The cash from the bottle is going to the Handicapped Pilgrimage Trust, which takes handicapped children from all over Britain to Lourdes.

No Smoking at the P.O

New no-smoking measures have been introduced in public areas at the head post office in Meadowside, Dundee, following requests from the public - and damage to the carpeting.

Signs have been put in place throughout the public areas and pedestals for the disposal of cigarette ends are sited at strategic points.
"We have had requests from the public that the area be non-smoking" Mr Ken O'Brien, assistant head postmaster (administration) explained this week. "In addition, there was a considerable amount of damage being done to the carpeting by people stubbing out cigarettes on the floor".

Marathon Match for M.S Charity

Dundee table soccer fanatics Steve Bennett and Gordon Fleming started a marathon match on Tuesday, which they hope, will last until tomorrow (Saturday) morning. They plan to play 80 hours non-stop at Butterburn Youth Centre, with a little help from their friends, for while they grab a few hours sleep, they have 10 young players ready to stand in for them. It is hoped at least £150 will be raised for multiple sclerosis sufferers.

New Skipper at Dens? by Gordon Gray

Dundee improved by 10 points in the league this season and came within a whisker of qualifying for Europe. Archie Know, although disappointed at failing to clinch a U.E.F.A. Cup place, was pleased with his players' achievements.

The fans were happy with the progress - league attendance's going up by 17,939. Only four other premier league clubs, Celtic, Dumbarton, Morton and St Mirren showed increases. Dumbarton and Morton were promoted, so theirs was guaranteed.

The picture at Dens is much brighter but Archie Know isn't sitting back. He did not leave the security of Aberdeen to settle for second best with Dundee. And increased gates show the Dark Blues can draw the customers if they produce the goods. The directors realise this and that is why more than £70,000 was paid out to secure the transfer of Jim Duffy, from Morton.

And the signings are not over, Arch Knox is in the market for a striker. Another top priority is a club captain. John McCormack skippered the side last season but it is not certain he will get the job next term. "Like most clubs we don't have an obvious leader on the park" said the Dens' boss. "Aberdeen owe a great deal to their captain, Willie Miller, a natural leader."

Could Jim Duffy get the job of captaining Dundee? The ex-Morton man is the Scottish Players' Player of the Year and he has winner written all over him. It was this kind of quality that makes Archie Knox so determined to get his signature.


For Scrumptious Fried Fare
Make it Dora's
Delicious fish and chips, roast chicken in crunchy batter and a full range of mouth-watering pies, pudding &c.

We are open school days from 11.30-1.00 and 4.20-11.30 Monday to Thursday and Saturday 4 till 8.
Dora's, 61, Dura Street, Dundee. Telephone 43521.

Join The Over 30's Crowd

Disco dancin' meetin' people
At the Hubara, Craigtay Hotel
101 Broughty Ferry Road, Dundee
Tonight (Friday) 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Admission £1.
Dress restrictions will apply, no denims, t-shirts or sweatshirts.

Bright Tips

Silver -Tarnished silver should be soaked in pint water with a teaspoonful salt and a teaspoonful baking soda added. When it looks clean, wash well in soapy water and rub dry. Mrs Parker, Ayrshire.

Lemon Fresh - Leaving your home for a few days? Cut a lemon in half and put it in the kitchen. The house will smell lovely and fresh on your return. Mrs Adams, Insch.

Tramp the Beaten Track

Tramp the beaten track
And cop a great carpet deal at
James Thomson (Lochee) Ltd.
Large stock of quality carpets, carpet tiles, vinyl's and household furniture.
164, High Street, Lochee.