May 1936

Death of a War Hero

WellgateA Dundee man who distinguished himself while serving in France with the Black Watch died suddenly at his home. He was Mr John Spink, 210 Hilltown.Mr Spink was 48 years of age. He joined the Black Watch in 1904 and served for several years. He re-enlisted in 1914 and became a signaller, again with the Black Watch. He served for a time with the 2nd Battalion. Today would have been the anniversary of a courageous exploit which gained him the Distinguished Conduct Medal.

Mr Spink served with the Black Watch until 1925, and had since lived in Dundee. His is survived by Mrs Spink and a family of eight.

Flower Show to go on as Usual

Dundee Flower Show is to be held as usual this summer on Riverside Park. As was the case last year, only the show marquees will be enclosed, and the side-shows and amusements will be open to the public.

At a meeting of the committee of the horticultural society this week it was decided to hold the show for three days as usual. The schedule and prize list have been drawn up, and it is hoped that a distinguished personage will be present to declare the show open.

A member of the society told me that they thought it was worth giving the public another opportunity of supporting the flower show. It was their last wish that the show should go out of existence.

"We know", he said "that Riverside Park is not the best site we could wish for a flower show, but in the absence of a better one we can only hope that the public will show their appreciation of our efforts by turning out".

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Dundee Schoolboys in Cup Final

Dundee schoolboys qualified for the final of the North of Scotland Cup by defeating Kincardine at Stonehaven by two goals to one.

Dundee were always the better balanced team and played more accurate football when Elder allowed a long lob by Duncan to bounce over his head. From this point Dundee took command. McKenzie put them on level terms with a splendid 30-yard drive, and Campbell scored what proved to be the winner before half time.

Lorimer, Johnstone, Houston and Campbell were the pick of the Dundee attack.
Dundee meet Aberdeen in the final on a home-and-home basis.

Ekeing out Scrambled Eggs

Do you know that you can double the bulk of scrambled eggs by adding corn flakes or crisp rice cereals to the egg mixture before cooking? Eggs mix well with cereals and the flavour is delicious.

Health via Nature

Herbs are the Natural Treatment of Disease and Craig's Brand Herbs are guaranteed naturally pure and non-poisonous. Packet herbs from 2d to 1/3, also in pill and liquid form.
Obtainable, together with free advice, only at
Craig's New Herbal Health Store,
City Arcade,

Mr Craig, N.C.P. consults and gives treatment by appointment at 31, Reform Street, Dundee. Phone 3624.

Jack Hulbert

Singing and Dancing
In his latest comedy
"Jack of all Trades"
with his new dancing partner
Gina Malo
Robertson Hare.

King's Theatre
(A Gaumont British Theatre)
Monday 25th May
For 6 Days Only.


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Ireland's Lane
(Back of High School, opposite Euclid Crescent)
Established 1860   Phone 4286.

Temperance Queen's Coronation

About 2000 men, women and children will march through Dundee streets today to attend the crowning of the temperance queen in the City Square.

Five organisations will participate -
B.W.T.A.; I.O.G.T.; I.O.R.; Band of Hope Union and Sunday Schools
At two o'clock the members will meet at Riverside Drive and march by way of Union Street, Nethergate, High Street, Reform Street, Meadowside, Panmure Street, Murraygate and High Street.

Rev. Geo A. Jeffrey, president of the Scottish Temperance Union will preside.
Miss Peggy MacDougall, this year's queen, will be crowned by the retiring queen, Miss Helen Murray. Three bands one from the Salvation Army and two from the Boys Brigade, will take part in the parade.

About 3.30 the parade will leave City Square and march by way of High Street, Reform Street, Ward Road, Constitution Road, Garland Place to Dudhope Park where refreshments will be served.