The front page of the Advertiser, 5 August, 1914
Advertiser – May 1916
Mon 1 May 1916, p9
THE RECRUITING CAMPAIGN
The special train effort organised by the State War Council, and including a large party of speakers, arrived at Strathalbyn at scheduled time to-day. The local recruiting committee…had completed all necessary arrangements, and the details were successfully carried out. Prior to the arrival of the train … a procession, headed by the school band, and on arrival at the station various patriotic items were rendered by the children… A temporary platform was arranged immediately outside of the station, and on the arrival of the train the Mayor welcomed the speakers, and expressed the hope that their appeal would be successful.
Tue 2 May p 7
THE PRICE OF BREAD: Bakers Overcharging to be Prosecuted
The Federal Crown law officers are preparing to bring a test case in each State against bakers charging more than the maximum prices for bread fixed by the Federal proclamation. Thee penalty is a fine of any amount of imprisonment for any term…
Wed 3 May p 6
Some of the residents of Kingswood object to one of the streets of that suburb bearing a German name. Someone who evidently had strong feelings on the subject decided to make a change. A few days ago it was discovered that the original nameplate in Mecklenberg street had been removed. In its place was erected a card-board notice bearing the words, “Call it Anzac or anything British.” As a result of the recent heavy rain the cardboard notice drooped, and the letters written on its surface arc now scarcely discernible.
Thu 11 May p7
COMFORT IN CAMP: Conditions at Mitcham
The Mitcham camp is a credit to the men who inhabit it. Notwithstanding the full day of exercise in preparation for the responsible and grave duties to come, there is time for the volunteers to keep the place in neat order. Close to the commodious buildings… there are green lawns, which formed an idea rendezvous for the men during the summer nights. ‘Headquarters’ has a garden plot of its own and it is rapidly becoming beautiful… Truly, the temporary inhabitants of the big town of huts and tents are bent upon making the place as pleasant to the vision as it is comfortable to the body…
Thu 25 May p4
THE DIPHTHERIA OUTBREAK
Last week 49 vases of diphtheria were reported, including 42 at Adelaide and four at Torrensville. One case of cerebro-spinal meningitis occurred at Adelaide.
Thu 25 May p4
ANZAC: word not to be used by firms
A number of applications have been received by the Trade Marks Office for the registrations of the word ‘Anzac’ as a trade mark and companies and firms having been registered bearing the word as part of their company name, the Acting Attorney-General today said the Government could not recognise the right of any person to monopolise the works, which on account of the valiant deeds of the Australian and New Zealand forces had become so dear to Australians…
Thu 25 May p5
NO GERMANS NEED APPLY: Premiers and the Public Service
The question of the employment of persons of enemy birth was considered at the Premiers Conference on Wednesday.
Mr. Theodore (Q.) moved-‘That, in the opinion of this Conference, it is not desirable that persons of enemy birth, other than those already in the State service who have given full and satisfactory proof of their loyalty to the British Empire, should be engaged for employment in any Government Department while persons of British origin are available.”