November 1928

Splendid Free Supplements

WellgateAlong with every copy of the "People's Friend" this week there is presented an acceptable free supplement in the shape of a Christmas Cookery Book. This is a beautifully got up guide book to every kind of seasonable cookery and it is sure to be greatly appreciated by all housewives.

League of Nations Union (Dundee Branch)

Armistice Week meeting in Y.M.C.A. Large Hall, Constitution Road, on Thursday 8th November, 1928 at 7.30 pm. Speaker Mr Tom Gillinder, subject "International Labour Problems".

Educational Grants

The appointment as a governor from the General Kirk Session of Rev George M. McLean in place of Rev D.E. Auty, who has left the city, was intimated by the secretary Sir James Urquhart, at a meeting of Dundee Educational Trust on Thursday - Dr Angu MacGillivary in the chair.

It was stated that £200 had been granted for free books to necessitous children in elementary schools in the city. As an aid to domestic economy classes £150 had been allocated as follows:-
Girls Central Club - £25
Park Wynd Mission - £25
Grey Lodge Settlement - £25
Y.M.C.A. - £75

Butcher Wanted

Must be sober, trustworthy and able to kill. Apply Stewart, Butcher, Errol.

Growth of Public Libraries: A National Matter

An address on "The Use of a Library" was given to the members of Dundee Rotary Club on Thursday by Mr H.M. Willsher, Librarian at University College.

While public libraries, he said, aimed at breadth and range of subject, and sought to supply literature less of a specialised type than of general interest, that did not mean that they might not develop one side intensively. A town with spinning and weaving as its staple industry would have a section of books on textiles that would not be found in a town devoted to brewing and collections such as the Wighton Collection of music in Dundee were to be found in many libraries.

The growth of public libraries was one of the astonishing parts of public service during the past 50 years. In 1870 fourteen public libraries existed in England, and only one in Scotland, today only three regions in England and one region in Scotland were not in touch with such a service.

He predicted that it will only be a question of time before all libraries, public and special will stand on an equal footing as regards the Central Library in London, which supplied no fewer than 72,192 special volumes last year to readers throughout the country. The importance of the Central Library was now a national matter.

Mr Willsher concluded by pointing out that in nine cases out of ten a person need never fear but that he could, by his own efforts or through his Librarian be connected with any book he sought.

Oliver Twist

For this nourishing soup you require:
One small knuckle ham
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons flour
6 onions
1 small turnip
Piece celery
Piece parsnip

Put the ham on to boil with two quarts of water and let it boil for one hour. Peel and cut onion, scald and leave in cold water. Cut turnip, parsnip and celery and add to ham pot, also a teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper, lift the onions from cold water and add. Let the lot boil for two hours then strain rubbing through the vegetables. Return to heat and add butter and flour mixed with a cup full of milk to the pot and stir until it boils.

Mothers Claim for Child
Sherriff Malcolm at Dundee on Wednesday issued his decision in a case arising out of a dispute over custody of a child.

Pursuer was Mrs Agnes C or G, 48 Dallfield Walk, Dundee and the defender was her husband Mr William G residing at 148 Brook Street, Dundee.

Pursuer craved to the court to ordain defender to deliver to her their child, Agnes G, aged seven years, at present in his custody or under his control.

His Lordship finds that the pursuer is entitled to the custody of the child, defender to have reasonable access to her as may be arranged between the parties, and failing an arrangement, as maybe settled by the court. Defender is found liable to pursuer in expenses.

Engineers Wanted

An English firm of engineers wanted 40 engineers and mechanics for their works.

A call for Scots was sent out, and 42 men were selected and engaged for five days a week at jobs which they could earn at least £4 a week at. The Manager who came north went to Glasgow, where, of course he selected Clydeside men. It would be very interesting to learn why Dundee men were not given a chance.

The Old Scots Tongue

A lecture on "The Old Scots Tongue" was given at the weekly meeting of the Hibbert Literary Society by Rev John A. Lees, Newport Congregational Church, on Wednesday night. The speaker gave a historical account of the Scottish tongue and dealt with its peculiarities, its character and its pronunciation. To illustrate his lecture Mr Lees gave renderings of old songs, recitations, and readings. Mr James F. Croal presided.

Police Charity Concert

Like the famous clipboard of childhood's memories, the store which contains the boots for Dundee's poorest children is bare and in need of replenishing.

The fund run by the city police for the bootless bairns is one which has the approbation of everyone who realises the good it does, and also that the working of it is in the hands of those who know how such things should be done.

The police are appealing for support by means of a concert which is to take place in Firester's Hall, Nicoll Street on Wednesday first.

The programme has been arranged by Mr George S.M. Edward. In addition to Mr Edward who will play violin solos, there will be Miss Mabel Anderson, soprano; Miss Rita Methven, contralto; Mr T.P. Gilliews, tenor; Mr Alex McIntosh, baritone; Miss Bessie Fyffe, elocutionist; Mr J.S. Ingram, entertainer and Miss Agnes Davie, accompanist; not to mention the City Police Pipe Band who are to entertain before the concert starts.

The value of the programme as an entertainment and the object for which the concert is being held should ensure a full "house".