Marconigrams – August 29th, 1942

August 1942

South Yorkshire Times – Saturday 29 August 1942


The ban imposed on the ” Daily Worker ” under Defence Regulations on January 17th was raised by the Home Secretary on Wednesday.

Seven County Major Scholarships have been awarded to Mexborough Secondary School pupils on the results of the Higher School Certificate Examination.

The Directors of the Manvers Main Colliery Co. have recommended the payment of a dividend of 5 per cent. on the ordinary shares, against 7 per cent. for last year.

Lord and Lady Halifax are hack in Washington after a very brief holiday in England.

The Wath Main Colliery canteen will be opened on Saturday afternoon by Mr. T. Shaw, chairman of the Board of Directors.

The Lord Chamberlain has announced that the Court will go into mourning for four weeks until September 23rd for the Duke of Kent.

Another important stage in the flood prevention scheme in the industrial part of South Yorkshire, has been completed by the construction of a new cutting in the River Don, from Fishlake towards Stainforth.

An entertainment of pictures to interest all gardeners is to be held at the Hope Working Men’s Club, Mexborough, on Tuesday, September 8th. Admission is free.

The Regional Transport Commissioner has stated on the matter of transport for football clubs: ” It will be necessary for application to be made for each individual journey, giving details as to the number of miles involved on the operation and the reason why existing means of transport cannot be made.”

The supply of leather gloves and fabric gloves will be controlled from September 1st, 1942, by new directions made under the Apparel and Textiles Order. These directions will provide for the production of utility leather gloves, lined and unlined, and a small number of utility cotton fabric and astrakhan gloves.

In connection with next Thursday’s National Day of Prayer short services at works, and factories and shops are being arranged by the local clergy in certain parts of South Yorkshire.

Dearne Education Sub-Committee at a meeting on Monday passed a vote of condolence with the family of the late Coun. W. M. Starkey and decided to place on record their appreciation of his services to education in the district.

Approximately 7s. in every pound spent by the Red Cross and St. John since the outbreak of war has been provided by the weekly pennies of millions of men and women workers, regular contributors to the Red Cross Penny-a-Week Fund.

An important sale of valuable freehold investment properties in Goldthorpe, Mexborough, Wath and Swinton will take place at Doncaster in September, when there will be offered in one lot, 384 freehold properties, which produce a net annual rental of £6,349, subject to a perpetual ground rent of £1,250 per annum. An announcement concerning this important sale appears in our advertisement columns.