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Marconigrams – March 13, 1931

March 1931

Mexborough & Swinton Times – Friday 13 March 1931


A hundred and 30 men and boys have been dismissed from the Kilnhurst Colliery this week.

The West Riding County Council now consists of 41 Socialists, 36 Conservative, 36 Liberals, and 7 Independents.

Two portraits by Mr. David Jagger are the outstanding features of the spring exhibition of the Sheffield Society of Artists.

Yesterday was the closing day for the nomination of candidates for election to the urban, rural and parish councils in the West Riding.

“Come, we mustn’t quarrel,” said the Anglican to the Wesleyan; “after all, we are both doing the Lord’s work, you in your way andI in His.”

Mr. Reginald Graham, mining engineer, has been re-elected unopposed as representative of Brampton-Bierlow on Rotherham Rural District Council.

Last year’s general death rate and infantile mortality in England and Wales were the lowest ever recorded, according to the summary issued by the Registrar-General.

Wife: Ever since I was a child I have suffered from an inferiority complex.

Husband: Nonsense, Mabel; they haven’t been invented as long as that.—“ Punch.”

Colonel Walton, who organized the Scouts’ International Jamboree at Birkenhead in 1929, is to visit and inspect West Riding Rover Scouts next Wednesday evening in the Newton Ball. Chapeltown.

Mr. A. T. Thomson, of Wath, has presented a Corinthian column in bronze, surmounted with a symbol of victory, to be awarded annually to the winners of the South Yorkshire Section of the Yorkshire Cricket Council.

At last year’s annual dinner of the Wath Athletic Club, Mr A. T. Thomson described the condition of the coal trade as being bad; this year he said it was “rotten”; we hope he won’t have to find a superlative on the occasion of the nest annual dinner.

The Secretary for Mines announces that on the 10th March, 1931, the offices of the Committee of Investigation for the Midland (Amalgamated) District will be removed from Rodgers Chambers, 63, Norfolk Street, Sheffield, to 167, Norfolk Street, Sheffield.

An interesting article on Hospital Administration, by Mr. Donald Wilson, secretary of the Montagu Hospital, Mexborough, appears in the current issue of “The Certified Secretary.” the organ of the Corporation of Certified Secretaries.

“I would rather,” said the impatient American lady in the queue at the booking office, ‘have half a dozen Americans in front of me than one Englishman.” “Aye missus,” said the Yorkshireman, fumbling with his change, “that’s what t’ Germans need to say.”

Humber coal exporters are receiving enquiries for Yorkshire coal from Germany, France. Denmark, Italy, Spain, and South America, but they cannot arrange business because they cannot obtain quotations from the collieries. Owing to the uncertainty as to what the quota will be in future, they cannot quote even for delivery later, say in April and May.