From The Daily Examiner 50 years ago today
CRONIN- To Lillian and Tom, a son, 9/11/68. Both well.
WALDON (nee Langham)- To Geraldine and Allan, at Bethesda Hospital, Marrickville, 9/11/68, a son. ENGAGEMENTS
CARTER-MCFARLANE- Mr. and Mrs. J. McFarlane, George street, South Grafton, have much pleasure in announcing the engagement of their eldest daughter, Margaret Jean, to Ian Gordon, only son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Carter, Dobie street, Grafton.
SIGNIFICANCE OF NEW SUGAR AGREEMENT
THE significance of the new international sugar agreement to the Clarence River and northern New South Wales was stressed at the meeting of the Cowper Electorate Council of the Country Party, at its meeting in Grafton on Saturday.
On the motion of the chairman, Mr. C.S. Harrison, the council will write a letter of congratulations to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Trade, Mr. McEwen, for his successful negotiations on the world market resulting in stabilising the sugar industry and materially assisting to improve Australia’s national economy.
RAILWAY MAN ELECTROCUTED
A 57-YEAR-old railway employee was electrocuted while attempting to remove weeds from a power line with a wet rope at the Grafton railway yards yesterday morning.
GRAFTON JOCKEY FALL AT TABULAM
GRAFTON jockey, Rex Kelly, was involved in a fall at the annual Tabulam race meeting on Saturday when Master Bourbon came down in the Seventh Division Handicap.
SURF CARNIVAL AT NORTH BEACH
FINE weather and big seas were experienced at North Beach where the first surf carnival of the 1968–69 season within the North Coast branch was held yesterday.
PLAYED TOP BOWLS TO WIN TRIPLES FINAL
A GRAFTON Bowling Club team skipped by Pat Moran played top bowls to score a good win in the final of the Clarence River District Bowling Association triples championships, at the South Grafton Bowling Club’s green yesterday.
CADET WINS YAMBA SURF SWIM
CADET member Scot Flint, having his first swim with the Yamba Surf Club yesterday, won the club’s weekly handicap surf swim at Yamba.
Flint, brother of the reigning club junior champion, swam off go to score in a medium-length race through fair surf.