The front page of the Advertiser, 5 August, 1914
Advertiser – July 1915
Saturday 3 July, p 15
PROFESSOR BRAGG AND HIS GIFTED SON
AWARDED THE BARNARD GOLD MEDAL
THE ATOMIC STRUCTURE OF MATTER
… The Barnard Medal, which is awarded every five years by the trustees of the Columbia University, New York, is one of the most distinctive honours to which scientific men may aspire.
…Professor Bragg will be widely remembered as Professor of Mathematics and Physics at the Adelaide University…
Monday 5 July, p11
PROCEEDS ABOUT £1000
The arrangements for Violet Day in Adelaide in memory of our fallen soldiers at the front were so successfully carried out on Friday by the Cheer-Up Society that on Saturday morning Mrs Seager (the honorary secretary) stated that when all the returns came in from the country towns the amount raised for the erection of a large club for returned wounded soldiers after they left the hospital would be over £1000…
Thursday 8 July, p9
THE AUSTRALIANS IN THE DARDANELLES
Someone Has Blundered.
The ‘Daily Mail’ says: All the world knows that the expedition was bungled, despite the unprecedented bravery of the British, French, Australians, New Zealanders and Indians, we have hardly advanced through the hills and ravines on the Gallipoli Peninsula bottleneck. The expedition was started by politicians who were even unaware that the Germans had a submarine capable of travelling to the Dardnelles’ (Here the Adelaide censors have struck out 50 words).
Friday 9 July, p8
The appointment of four ladies as justices of the peace has caused some comment in city circles… ‘The Advertiser’ asked Dr R. S. Rogers (president on the Justices Association) for his views on the subject. He replied that he thought it quite possible that the appointment of a few ladies would lead to certain phases of the work that were at present not fully covered being overtaken. There were several directions in which ladies might render valuable assistance. One of these was in matters concerning children…
Saturday 10 July p14
For the Commonwealth, and all but two of the States, the financial year… closed with more of less serious deficits. Despite some millions of additional taxation, the Federal Government has been unable to square the accounts even of ordinary revenue and expenditure… With the war bill still running up, the heavy expenditure on public works also to be met, the national finances are likely to present in the early future a grave and difficult problem…
Monday 12 July p8
HOSPITAL FOR WOUNDED SOLDIERS
…lately a new school for the blind had been erected opposite the Children’s Hospital… An offer had been made of the building… for use as a hospital [for returning wounded soldiers]. The blind people were only too willing to allow the building to be used for that purpose. [Dr Rogers] believed that over 400 wounded soldiers were on their way home and in that building they had room enough for 300 beds.
GREETINGS FROM THE TRENCHES
Mr Noel A Webb (president of the Prince Alfred Old Collegians Association has received a cablegram from Gallipoli in connection with old scholars’ week as follows: “Greetings from the old Reds in the trenches at Gallipoli – Colonel Rowell”
21 July p8
A CHARGE OF DISLOYALTY
Messrs Beauchamp Bros, milk suppliers, employing nearly fifty hands, and their blacksmith, a German-Australian, had an unenviable experience on Tuesday morning. The employees… recently decided to contribute a shilling each month to the Wounded Soldiers Fund. R Grossman, the blacksmith, when appealed to made excuses, and as it was believed by the other employees that he had a leaning to the German side of the war, the men determined that he would have to join with the others in the contribution… or trouble would ensue… In pursuance of a prearranged scheme, the whole of the drivers and others had assembled at the firm’s stables in Hurtle Square and… a small pony was produced, with the flags of the Allies fixed to the winkers. The men rushed Grossman, hauled him to the pony’s back, strapped him there and …marched… to the factory and office in Carrington Street. …[T]he men said they were perfectly satisfied that Grossman was not a loyal subject of the King, and they would not continue their association with him – Grossman must go or they would strike… the firm could not have their business brought to a standstill and the firm had no alternative to discharging him at once…
21 July p13
LEAGUE OF LOYAL WOMEN
At the inaugural meeting of the League of Loyal Women to be held at the Town Hall on Monday evening next the following will be proposed:…
The League of Loyal Women of Australia formed to promote a strong sense of fellowship and Imperial duty among women and to link together all those who are engaged in patriotic and national service for the mutual benefit of their respective associations…