March 1978

Anton House Open Weekend

Central BarThere was a large turnout at Anton House Work Centre, in Broughty Ferry yesterday afternoon, to hear Jimmy Spankie of Grampian TV perform the official opening ceremony of the house's open week.Mr Spankie was presented with a tray made by Mr John Brown, assistant in the Work Centre.

The open week is being held in conjunction with Dundee Community for Sheltered Activities Disabled Week

To start the week off, the centre held a sale of work. Visitors also had the chance to have their signatures preserved for posterity in a rather unusual way, by signing, for a fee of 50 pence, a table cloth.

Once completed, the table cloth will be embroidered and hung up in Anton House.

Dundee Indoor Market Raided

A safe was forced open and a sum of money stolen in a weekend raid on Lorne Street Market, Lochee.

The break-in happened between 6 pm on Saturday and 5.15 pm on Monday 6th March. Thieves gained entry by climbing a ladder to a first-floor window, breaking it, and climbing through.

Also stolen was a quantity of cigarettes from a lockfast stall in the market.

Agnew Stores

118 High Street, Lochee
46 Union Street
98 Strathmartine Road
Whyte & Mackay's and White Horse Whisky, £4.07 per bottle
Grant's Standfast, £4.09 per bottle
McEwan's Lager, 23 pence
McEwan's Export, 21 pence
Tennent's Lager, 21 pence
Harp Lager, 21 pence

Telephonist / Receptionist

Applications are invited from men or women with a mature approach, to control a switchboard.

From time to time, this position may be demanding, and it is necessary that applicants have recent experience of European communications. In view of this, preference will be given to a suitable candidate to communicate competently at all levels and with customers is essential. Being GPO trained will be an additional advantage

Excellent working conditions and an attractive salary are offered to the successful candidate. The hours of work are 9 am to 5 pm.

Please write, in confidence, giving details of age and experience to:
The Personnel Officer, Hamilton Carhartt Ltd., Carolina Port, Dundee

Police Stats

Police in Dundee yesterday received sixty-two 999 calls and made twenty-seven arrests - Friday 3rd March, 1978

Found Playing Stolen Guitar

A Dundee man found playing a guitar in the street shortly before 2 am last Sunday was fined £40 by Sheriff Cox at Dundee yesterday.

Mr B (20), Carnegie Tower, Alexander Street admitted that on the road outside the Hong Kong Restaurant, Seagate, he stole an electric guitar valued at £60.

Police heard voices and went to investigate. They saw a group of men go into a nearby lane. The police went there and found Mr B playing the guitar.

Mr B told Sheriff Cox he had been drinking. He said he found the guitar on the pavement outside the cinema in Seagate.

Sheriff Cox ordered the fine to be paid at £5 weekly.

Disco Disturbance

Mr M (23), Drumlanrig Place, Mid Craigie who caused a disturbance in a Dundee discotheque after he had lost his cloakroom ticket, was fined £20 at the District Court yesterday.

Mr M admitted that on Saturday, in Teazer's, Union Street, he knocked articles off the cloakroom counter, attempted to jump over it and committed a breach of the peace.

Evening Without TV

Dear Sir,
Could I use your columns to say how I and many others appreciated the breakdown of our TV service on Friday. We passed the evening by going to the village school to listen for 3 hours to more talented artistes than we could have heard on TV.

The same faces could be seen in the audience, plus many more, at Saturday's performance of the same artistes.

What's On Tonight - Cinema

ABC - Rollercoaster - George Segal, Richard Widmark
Odeon - Star Wars
Regal, Broughty Ferry - March or Die - Gene Hackman & Terence Hill
Victoria - New York, New York - Lize Minnelli, Robert de Niro
Victoria - Kid Galahad - Elvis
Victoria - Zoltan, Hound of Dracula

Playhouse Dundee

Playhouse Mecca Social Club, Nethergate, Dundee
Presents Beauty with a purpose
Dundee heat of Miss Scotland 1978
Wednesday 8th March
First prize valued at £4,000
Heat prizes £30, £10, £5
Entry forms available from the above address
Sponsored by Camay, the beauty soap for beautiful women