May 1957

Twins Almost Every Second Day

Camperdown HouseDuring the last fortnight five sets of twins were born in Maryfield Hospital in Dundee. For this month Maryfield Maternity wards have 137 cases on their books.Sometimes extra beds are needed to accommodate all the mothers. It all adds up to this - Maryfield Hospital has become the city's most popular place to be born. Medical care of the mothers and children at the hospital has made great advances since the war. There use to be one clinic, small and difficult to run. It allowed only one clinic session per week. Today there are three and the average attendance at the Friday clinic is between 90 and 100.

Maryfield as well as the DRI is now part of the Queen's College Teaching Unit for medical students. There is also a midwifery training school for nurses. Nine years ago the "premature" unit was opened, with special equipment for the care of small babies. It is available any hour day or night.

This summer Maryfield will be busier than ever, it will have to cope with the overflow from the maternity unit at DRI, where alterations are scheduled to start.

Dance Classes

J.M. Ballroom, School of Dancing. Telephone: 649511
Bookings are now being taken for individual and class tuition in ballroom dancing.

Skilled Workmen Required

If you are a Skilled Centre Lathe Turner (Medium) or Capstan Turret Lathe Setter Operator interested in a permanent, well-paid position with the English Electric Co, Ltd, Rugby, our representative will be at the Ministry of Labour, 54, Dock Street, Dundee between 9.30am and 12.30pm and 2pm and 7pm on May 8 to give you full information.

"The Tulip Major" Will Come Out In June

Dundee Repertory Theatre is to give the first performance of  "The Tulip Major"  by Rosamunde Pilcher and George  Hasler. Described as "comedy concerning a Royal Marine's peace-time adventure" it will be staged from June 10-22.

Mrs Picher stays at Over Pilmore, between Invergowrie and Longforgan says the play has a cast of five men and two women. The action takes place in a London flat.

The play was started last July and completed in December, It was Mr Pilcher idea and subsequently she has Lieut -Colonel Hasler as collaborator.

Tug-O-War in Castle Street

The sight of twenty-two men all pulling on a cable at the foot of Castle Street this week tempted may folk to stand and watch. The workmen had to manoeuvre eight tons of electric cable through a pipe. They are laying an additional cable from Commercial Street to  the sub-station under the Caird Hall. The work is almost complete now.

Bob Gillespie Leaves Football

George Young isn't the only Scotland Captain who says goodbye to the Scottish football scene this weekend. The weekend will see the retiral from official connection with the game of Queen's Park's Bob Gillespie, who captained the victorious Scots side against England at Hampden in 1933.

After many years of service as player, secretary, committee-man and president of Queen's Park, Bob has decided to bow out along with last sessions president Jimmy  Longmuir and make room for the  younger  fellows.

New Playground At Last

Parents at Ancrum Road School will be pleased to hear that the school playground is at last being repaired, during the war an A.R.P post stood there leaving behind it a large expanse of earth. Whenever it rained the ground turned into a quagmire and many small boys, covered in mud had to be sent home. Now the ground is being levelled and tarmac is to be laid.

Gaumont - Dundee

All week - continuous from 1.35, 2.50, 6pm and 9pm
"Doctor At Large"(U)
Starring Dirk Bogarde, Muriel Pavlow and Donald Sinden.

Calling All Housewives!

Can you sing, dance or play any musical instrument? If so, this is your chance to pick up some handy holiday money.

Lex McLean, who is appearing at the Palace Theatre for a short summer season, is looking for talent among Dundee housewives. He invites you all along to the Palace for an audition at the weekend.

On Saturday he will begin at 12 noon and again on Sunday at 3pm. Next week he wants to include as many housewives as possible in his programme.

During his stay at the Tivoli in Aberdeen, a few weeks ago he was amazed by the response. After auditioning about a dozen housewives took part in his show.

Another New Industry

Latest industry to add to Dundee's prosperity is Holo-Krome Ltd., British associated company of the Holo-Krome Screw Corporation of Hartford Connecticut, the new industry is so highly mechanised that it will employ only between 50 and 60. The firm has been allocated part of premises formerly owned by B.S Plastics.

The socket screw is largely employed in toolmaking. It's use has spread to many branches of industry, because of strength and ease of manipulation in confined and awkward spaces, thereby cutting down on assembly costs.

The factory will undertake production of screws from instrument size up to any normal diameter used in engineering. The development by the Holo-Krome Corporation of their own particular processes and techniques has resulted in exceptionally high accuracy and quality standards.