Marconigrams – December 13th, 1941

December 1941

Mexborough & Swinton Times – Saturday 13 December 1941


Dr. lan Campbell, of Swinton, received intimation last weekend that he had been successful in the examination for the degree of Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) at Glasgow University.

Mr.. H. C. Smith, manager of Mexborough Employment Exchange for over three years, left Mexborough post on Tuesday to take up duties associated with one of the new District Man-Power Boards at Hull.

Sergeant-Pilot Sam Lee, of Doncaster, who has been killed on active service, Was brother of Mr. Robert K. Lee, husband of the only daughter of Mr. Tom Williams, M.P., for the Don Valley.

For failing to comply with a Ministry of Labour order to take up work in the West Midlands, two Mexborough girls were each fined f 3 at Doncaster on Tuesday. Both girls promised to go to their jobs.

Latest figure in Conisbrough Warship Week announced yesterday was £43,812 towards the target of £70,000 and the organisers hope for all-out support from the township during the last few days to ensure that the objective is achieved.

During the last two weeks the miners at Denaby Colliery have considerably exceeded their target output figure. The men have also agreed to take only Christmas Day holiday and have offered to work on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Yorkshire contributed five to the total convictions for cruelty to animals during . November, 1941. For November there were 48 cases of cruelty, compared with 53 in October and 73 during November, 1940; 48 is the lowest figure for several months. An unusual case is that of cruelty to a turkey. During November two persons were disqualified from keeping a dog, or holding a dog licence, under the Cruelty to Dogs Act, 1933, for the following periods: 5 years and 1 year.

At Barnsley West Riding Court on Wednesday, Supt. H. P. Varley said he was having complaints from all over the district regarding the indiscriminate use of hand torches and there was no doubt that the use of these was growing to an alarming extent.

Old students of Mexborough Secondary School, desirous of associating themselves with the presentation which is to be made to Mr. E. Sutcliffe, senior master at the school, on the occasion of his retirement, are asked to forward subscriptions to the secretary of the association, Mr. H. W. Smith, 29, Harlington Road, Mexborough, not later than Tuesday next, December 16th.

The South Yorkshire ManPower Board, which will sit in Sheffield from next Monday, will have its headquarters at at Williams Deacon’s Bank Chambers. Church Street, Sheffield.

Dr. J. J. J. Huey, of Mexborough, Assistant Commissioner of the St. John Ambulance Brigade, has been asked to arrange flag days for Mrs. Churchill’s Aid to Russia Fund and has directed all the S.J.A.B. Superintendents in the area under his supervision, from Wath to Goole, to hold flag days in their districts as early as possible.

In Mexborough the flag days will be held this week-end, December 12th and 13th and flag sellers are urgently required.