South Yorkshire Times – Saturday 18 July 1942
Lieut. W. E. Bowes, the Yorkshire and England bowler, is reported missing In the Middle East.
Poultry keepers must surrender by July 25th the shell egg registrations in their new food ration books.
The cheese ration is to be doubled for a few weeks beginning July 26th, from 4oz. to 8oz. per head per week. Heavy manual workers will be due to 1lb. per head a week.
A committee representing the mine-owners and mine-workers held its first meeting in London on Wednesday to discuss the output bonus. The meeting was adjourned until July 28th.
The Directors of the Midland Bank Limited announce an Interim dividend for the halfyear ended June 30th last at the rate of eight per cent. actual less income tax, payable on July 15th. The same rate of dividend was declared a year ago.
Special meetings of Dearne and Mexborough Education Sub- Committees will be held this (Friday) evening to discuss whether or not schools in the two districts are to be open during the summer holidays.
It may be another two years before the whole of the £66,450,000 to be paid by the State to the owners of coal royalties is distributed. This cannot be done until the valuations, which are now proceeding after ten months’ delay following the outbreak of war, are completed.
The recent cricket match at Mexborough, in which there appeared such a galaxy of Test and County players, yielded the magnificent amount of £450. It is a most gratifying result. Congratulations to all concerned.
Some day or other—probably now very soon—too probably by heavy afflictions of the State, we shall be taught . . . that all the true good and glory even of this world—not to speak of any that is to come, must be bought still, as it aways has been, with our toil, and with our tears.—Ruskin.
The big decrease in revenue from motor vehicles duties caused by the cessation of the basic petrol ration is already being reflected in the National Exchequer. Returns covering the first eleven days of July show that only £124,000 was received during this period, a decrease of £1,240,000.
The death occurred at Bournemouth last week of Mrs. William Chapman, widow of Mr. William Chapman, former licensee of the Butchers Arms, Thurnscoe, who played a prominent part years ago in the development of the township. He died 31 years ago. Mrs. Chapman was in her 90th year.
Yorkshire has contributed one towards a total of fifty-six convictions obtained in June. 1942, by the R.S.P.C.A. for cruelty to animals. This total shows an increase of five compared with the fifty-one convictions during May, 1942. Cases of cruelty to horses number 19—and there were ten in the case of dogs.
The Rother Valley Area Despatch Rider Corps requires a limited number of motor cyclists with their own machines. Petrol and mileage allowances are granted. AS riders wishing to perform part-time service are requested to communicate with the Commandant at 14, Brookfield Avenue, Swinton.
The attention of our readers in Mexborough and Swinton is drawn to an advertisement in this issue appealing for lodgings which are required for a number of employees at Hadfield’s, Ltd., Swinton. The men for whom accommodation is wanted are of a superior type and anyone able to take them would be performing a valuable service to the national effort.