From the Daily Examiner 50 years ago today
WISEMAN – To Mary and Rex, a son, Michael Joseph, 11/4/68. Brother for Peter, Tony and David. Both well.
CARLISLE-GILL – The engagement is announced of Margaret Lynette, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs T. C. Gill, of Auburn, formerly of Grafton, to William Metcalfe, second son of Mr and Mrs Carlisle, of Mareeba, Queensland.
COMMENT ON LOANS AVAILABLE TO HOSPITALS
Commenting upon loans available to hospitals from the Hospitals Contribution Fund of Australia, the chairman of the Grafton Base Hospital board of directors, Mr R. R. McGregor, said it would be better if the contributors were charged less or more benefits paid out.
JUINOR DANCE CHAMPIONSHIP
Grafton dancer Kerry Ryder yesterday won the North Coast national dancing junior championship for the second successive year, at the City of Grafton Eisteddfod.
ENTRANCE TO SANDON RIVER INSPECTED BY MINISTER
The Minster for Works, Mr Davis Hughes, spent the Easter weekend at Yamba with his wife, son and daughter.
Before leaving for Sydney yesterday, accompanied by the Member for Clarence, Mr W. R. Weiley, he inspected the entrance to the Sandon River.
ACTION ARISES FROM CARNIVAL AT YAMBA
A rotary merchandiser, a machine with revolving arms which pushes off prizes, was an exhibit at the prosecution at Ulmarra Court at Petty Sessions yesterday. Courtesy of the Clarence River Historical Society