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Marconigrams – March 06, 1931

March 1931

Mexborough & Swinton Times – Friday 06 March 1931


2,617,618 registered unemployed.

“Marriage is s middle-class proposition,” says Mr. Paul Whiteman, the American Jazz King.

Mr. William Kenworthy, of Wath, a pupil of Mr. G. M. Coates, has been appointed organist at the Kilnhurst Parish Church.

A serious increase in housebreaking in the West Riding was commented on by Mr. Justice Macnaghten, at Leeds Assizes yesterday.

Seventy applications have been received for the post of headmaster of the Mexborough Secondary School, shortly to be vacated.

A Hemsworth butcher who slaughtered a young bullock last week found in the stomach three golf bulls in good condition. What offers?

The London and North-Eastern Railway Company intend to label the whole of their compartments either “Smoking” or “Smoking Prohibited.”

The Rev. Edmund Hops. M.A., Vicar of St. Mary’s, Beverley, formerly Vicar of Mexborough, has been appointed a Canon in York Minster.

The fatal accident rate amongst pit ponies in Yorkshire last year was 6 per cent. almost twice as high as any other coalfield in Great Britain. “

The British coal output for the week ended February 21st was 4,774,500 tons, the Yorkshire output being 927,800 and the number of Yorkshire wage earners 165,800.

Mr: H. C. Harrison, formerly general manager of the Denaby and Cadeby Collieries, has been appointed general manager of the Mitchell Main and Darfield Main Collieries.

When a man retires from business, unless he has other interests to follow, he dies,” says a medical authority. “All people with a single interest which dominates their life are living dangerously; their hold on life is precarious.”

According to a note by the Vicar of Goldthorpe in his parish magazine, in spite of all the advertisement of the Bishop of Sheffield’s Church Extension Fund, there are still people who think that the Bishop is raising 100,000 guineas to retire on!