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Marconigrams – January 13th 1933

January 1933

South Yorkshire Times, January 13th, 1933


Thirty-six more payments and the war is ours.

There are 300,000 unemployed youths in this country to-day.

I am not sure that I have a party at present – Mr. Lloyd George.

Mr. Tom Williams M. P. was among the influenza victims this week.

There are people to-day who think that Manual Labour was a Spaniard.

The abnormal winter dryness is threatening Swinton with a shortage of water.

The annual elections of urban and rural district councils will take place on April 1st.

“It’s been another muggy day,” said the bookmaker to his clerk as they posted the ledger.

Customer (at fish shop): D’you serve lobsters? – Shopman: Yessir, we serve anybody – “Punch.”

“Has your sister got the influenza?” asked the sympathetic teacher.  “No, miss, she gotten t’flu.”

“I think there are more good people in England today than there have ever been – Gipsy Smith.

“Throw physic to the dogs.” Our own physicians and druggists tossed us ten thousand tons of it last year.

The Darfield medical officer reports a severe influenza epidemic which was at first exclusively confined to males.

Walking is said to be a cure for a person when run-down. Anyhow, being run-down is a cure for walking – “Punch.”

Mr. John Minnikin, agent of the Hickleton Main Colliery, is in a Sheffield nursing home waiting a second operation.

It has been ruled that unemployed men placed on the land are not eligible for un-employment benefit while so engaged.

“A Pitman Looks at Oxford” by Roger Dataller is one of the first fruits of the Miners’ Welfare Scholarship scheme.

“There is not a healthy member of the community over twenty-five years of age,” says an eminent doctor with a graveside manner.

A French court, having ruled that a man has a right to open his wife’s letters, all that he now needs is the courage – “Punch.”

The Marquis of Tavistock will be the principal guest of the Mexborough Rotary Club at its annual dinner and dance on February 7th.

Nearly two hundred entries have been received for the Thurnscoe Musical Competition Festival to be held on Saturday January 21st.

There was a partial failure of the Dearne District Electricity Board’s supply in Wath-on-Dearne on Saturday night and again on Sunday night.

Mr. David Jagger, the famous portrait painter, who was born in Kilnhurst, addressed the Sheffield Arts Club yesterday on Portrait Painting.

Sir Percy Jackson, chairman of the West Riding Education Committee is to open the New Infants’ School at Cortonwood on Saturday January 28th, at 3 o’clock

The Doncaster Corporation have declined the offer of a supply of coke-oven gas from the Manvers Main Collieries on account of the high cost of the necessary main and the plant.

The death roll of the Cortonwood Colliery explosion was increased to eight last week-end by the death in the Beckett Hospital of John William Eccles, trammer, West Melton.

A special meeting is to be held at Mexborough on January 20th, to discuss the question of Methodist circuit reorganisation in the Wath, Hoyland, Wombwell and Mexborough districts.