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Mrs Mary Ann Godfrey who has died aged 98 was probabfy the first person in Sydney to know of the wreck of the Dunbar. Being at the Gap in 1857. She and another small sister had gone to the jetty near where they lived at Middle Harbor, when they saw wreckage floating around, they told their father who ran through the bush for several miles to give the alarm.

The Local Government (Amendment) Bill which extends for another year the Act which has been operating in respect of the employment of men under State schemes for the last three years, was taken through all stages, in the Legislative Council without amendment. The Minister for Social Services (Mr Hawkins) said that 126 shires and 120 municipal and two cpunlry councils had accepted the scheme. He add that full tinife work on full award rales of pay and conditions as proscribQd under the bill and it


50* points of rain fell in Tumut on Saturday night, making the total fall for September 154 points. A further 8 points were registered for the 24 'hours ended 9 a.m. yesterday, bringing the total for the year so far to 2115 points. Poultry supper at the Red Cross Springtime Ball tomorrow (Wednesday) night.

The Minister for the Army Mr.Forde) told the House of Representatives that 3625 known Australian prisoners of war were still not back in Australian or in Allied ihands. Between the cessation of hostilities and September 26 8769 Australian prisoners had been recovered by the Allies.

This made a total of 12,394 reported alive since the cessation of hostilities. Spring is here Celebrate at the Springtime Ball in O'Brien's Hall to-morrow night.

A very successful Cranky Man Competition has just concludcd in Gundagai, netting approximately 1000 for the Australian Comforts Fund. We are informed that Gundagai a smaller town than Tumut has raised in the vicinity of 12,000 for the A.C.F. during the war years. What has happened to tihe Tumut Branch of the j Fund ? One never hears a word of any activity of this 'body, which did a good job in the early war years, but apparently no meeting of the committee has taken place for a lengthy period. The town of Tumut can scarcely he taken to task for this state of affairs, but the officials of the Fund arc appar ently to blame, having let things drift to a stagnant position. In contrast to its parent body, the Comforts Fund Auxiliary is doing particularly fine work in making up parcels and despatching them to local lads in the Services. These members have worked consistently local head Comforts Fund Committee during the past two years. It may be mentioned that the A.C.F. provides 97k 0per cent, of the total comforts provided for the fighting florces and Tumut has not been contributing its share, as compared with other towns its size.

Support the 'Miss Tumut' Town Candidate by attending the Ball in O'Brien's Hall tomorrow night !

The acute shortage of building blocks in Tumut was evidenced on Saturday last in the prices paid and the keen competition for semi-detached cottage and building site in Carey-St. The properties were sold by public auction by Messrs. Herron & Webb on behalf of the executor of the estate of the late Johanna Eurell and the building allotment, with 84ft. frontage to Carey-St., was purchased by Miss McGlinchey for 170.

The adjoining cottage and land was purchased by Mr Robt Hayden for 470. An increase in land values was also evidenced in the sale a/c. the executors of the Estate of the late Archibald McGillivray situated on the Adelong Road, which was knocked down -to Mr. B. R. Barton, of Tumut. for 1600. We understand that Mr. Fred. Barton will be going on to the property, and we wish him luck in his new venture.

The event of the year: Tumut Rodeo, Monday, November 12. Entries for ALL Events close on the 3rd November.

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