March 1937

Dog Racing Protest

(By Our Own Reporter).

The scheme to install a greyhound racing track at the enclosed football ground at Old Craigie Road has not met with the favour of the residents in the district.It is understood that a move to organise a mass protest is receiving ready support in the neighbourhood. Already many householders in the district have added their signatures to a circular letter asking for their support in this protest move.

That spoiling of the amenities would be an unavoidable consequence of the advent of greyhound racing is the ground for objection on the part of those who are organising the protest. It is understood that the appeal will not be limited to owners of houses in the immediate vicinity to the ground, but that most of the residents in Ward Four will be invited to join in the protest.

Already residents of Old Craigie Road and Bingham Terrace have added their signatures to the circular letter, and are awaiting further developments. It is expected that when sufficient signatures have been got a public meeting will be called and a committee formed to organise a formal petition to the Town Council.

The applicant for a licence to start a greyhound racing track at the ground occupied by East Craigie F.C. is Mr David C. Bennet, Buckhaven. His application is due to be considered by the Police Committee on Monday, June 7.

Craigie Park, the ground concerned, is Corporation property, meantime leased to East Craigie Junior Football Club. If greyhound racing is to be carried on there the Town Council besides granting a licence, will also have to sanction a sub-let arrangement between the football club and the licensee.

Speed Cops’ New Car

Dundee Police are to have a 22 h.p. Ford V8 car to help to catch speedsters.
A sub-committee agreed to accept the offer of Mr George McLean, 3, Riverside Drive, to supply the car for £201 15s. Mr McLean will pay £88 for the Austin car now used.

The two Austin vans which collect reports from the police boxes have done 60,000 miles each, but the chief constable’s recommendation that they should be replaced was turned down.

Treasurer Kidd thought it would save money if the paid £40 or £50 for repairs and kept the cars for another year. Mr D.M. Christie said the cars definitely required reboring, and it would be more economical to replace them.

Zeppelin May Have Dropped It

The aerial bomb discovers last week during the digging at Mid-Craigie, Dundee, has been removed to Stirling to be detonated by the military authorities. This experiment will prove whether the bomb is still dangerous or has been rendered harmless by time and conditions under earth.

At Dundee Central Police Station the unexploded bomb was examined by a military expert from Stirling, who found it too thickly corroded to permit safe handling. The bomb was therefore packed carefully and sent by road to Stirling.

The bomb is presumably a relic of war days. Should it be of German origin the bomb might shed new light on the zeppelin raid over Scotland when Edinburgh was bombed and the giant airship swung over the Tay. It was believed that the bomb which fell near Dundee on that occasion was as far away as Carmyllie, about six miles west of Arbroath.

Now there is a possibility that one bomb, at least, fell much nearer the city.

Albert Institute Lectures

(Under the auspices of the Dundee Public Libraries Committee)
The fifth of this seasons course will be given in the
Victoria Art Galleries
On Tuesday 23rd March at 7.30 p.m.
“Putting a Railway Over the Canadian Rockies”
By Claude A. Jones, F.R.G.S., with Lantern Illustrations.
Entrance by museum.
Doors open 7 p.m.
Admission free.

Abbey Road

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Local Office: 61 Reform Street, Dundee.
Telephone Dundee 2529.
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Lamb Moves

A former Dundee player figured in one of the last-minute rush transfers.  His is goalkeeper Lamb, who has been doing good work with the Irish club Portadown. Chesterfield has secured his services. Lamb played for the Irish League this season against both Scottish and English leagues.


All next week –
Tommy Morgan
Presents his super show
“Tommy’s In Town”
With all-star cast.
Now booking.

Make Straight for Martins

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Birthdays and other gifting.
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Meccano products, Hornby Trains and Accessories,
Kiddies cars and fancy goods of every description.
The selection is Great and the values are Greater.
22, Hilltown, Dundee.
(Opposite North George Street).

City Cinemas in Deal

One of the biggest cinema deals in Scotland has just been completed, involving the taking over, as from Monday, of ten picture houses belonging to the Singleton Circuit by Odeon Theatres, an English concern.

Two of the cinemas are the Empire, Dundee and the Vogue, Dundee. Three others are in Glasgow, and one each in Coatbridge, Falkirk, Airdrie, Hawick and Rutherglen. The head of the Singleton Circuit is Mr R.V. Singleton, who is a veteran in the business. His two sons, Mr George and Mr Vincent Singleton, will have seats on the Odeon Theatre executive under the new arrangements.

The Odeon Theatres are breaking new ground in Scotland. They control almost 200 cinemas in England. The head of this concern is Mr Oscar Deutch, who was formerly a director of a firm of metal merchant manufacturers.

Lord Provost’s Health

Lord Provost Phin, who was recently ordered by a London specialist to take a complete rest, is staying at Nice. Reports for the Lord Provost, who is suffering from slight throat trouble, indicate that his condition has improved, but it is not likely that he will be back in the city for two or three weeks.