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The Herald - - OBITUARIES -

25 YEARS AGO Mr James Hol­burn, distin­guished for­eign cor­re­spon­dent and former ed­i­tor of the Glas­gow Her­ald, has died in a Dundee nurs­ing home, he was 87. Mr Hol­burn who edited the Her­ald be­tween 1955 and 1965, was re­spon­si­ble for putting news on the pa­per’s front page for the first time in 1958. He also took an un­com­pro­mis­ing stance in the takeover bat­tle for the Her­ald in 1964 which saw Sir Hugh Fraser, later Lord Fraser, and Roy Thom­son, later Lord Thom­son of Fleet, bat­tle for con­trol of Ou­tram, the pub­lish­ers. In a lead­ing ar­ti­cle at the height of the strug­gle he de­plored the un­seemly spec­ta­cle of a great news­pa­per be­ing hag­gled over in the mar­ket place “like a beast in a cat­tle ring.” Just four months af­ter Sir Hugh won the bat­tle Mr Hol­burn re­signed. 50 YEARS AGO The build­ing of a town­ship the size of Galashiels on a re­claimed area of the Sighthill “soda wastes” in the Spring­burn area of Glas­gow is soon to be started by Cru­dens, Ltd., build­ing con­trac­tors. The firm, who were au­tho­rised by the cor­po­ra­tion hous­ing com­mit­tee two years ago to go ahead with plans for the recla­ma­tion of the area, had th­ese ap­proved yes­ter­day by the plan­ning com­mit­tee. It is pro­posed to build 2890 houses, a shop­ping cen­tre, com­mu­nity cen­tre, three pri­mary , and three nurs­ery schools, cov­ered garag­ing for 740 cars, open park­ing for 400 cars, and the pos­si­ble fu­ture garag­ing of 1000 cars. Cru­dens have de­scribed the scheme as “a tremen­dous ar­chi­tec­tural and en­gi­neer­ing chal­lenge.” Un­til they car­ried out their in­ves­ti­ga­tions, the “soda wastes” were re­garded as un­suit­able for houses. Aneye­sore for many years with stag­nant ponds and derelict build­ings, the area was at one time used as a dump for chem­i­cal waste. 100 YEARS AGO Sim­ple house­hold drugs fur­nish the best means of per­ma­nently de­stroy­ing the roots of su­per­flu­ous hair. For this pur­pose smart women use a sim­ple lo­tion con­sist­ing merely of one half ounce spir­its of cam­phor and two ounces per­ox­ide of hy­dro­gen. Pour out about half a tea­spoon­ful, to which add a few drops of am­mo­nia. First, how­ever, the su­per­flu­ous hair must be re­moved by ap­ply­ing pure pow­dered phemi­nol di­rectly to it. This im­me­di­ately ex­poses and weak­ens the hair roots. The cam­phor lo­tion is then ap­plied daily in the man­ner de­scribed un­til the dam­aged roots are en­tirely killed. When thus used, in com­bi­na­tion, th­ese four drugs seem to re­act upon each other in such a way as not only to re­move the hair in­stantly, but to per­ma­nently de­stroy the roots. 150 YEARS AGO Univer­sity of Glas­gow-Mar­riage of the Prince of Wales-A pub­lic meet­ing of the stu­dents was held yes­ter­day, in the Greek Class-room, for the pur­pose of tak­ing into con­sid­er­a­tion the man­ner in which they might best dis­play their loy­alty on the mar­riage day-Mr. Lang in the chair. It was moved by Mr. Rus­sel that each stu­dent should be pro­vided with a lighted torch, and march in pro­ces­sion from the Univer­sity, through the prin­ci­pal streets in the city, to the West End Park. The mo­tion was sec­onded by Mr.Horne, and unan­i­mously agreed to. A com­mit­tee was ap­pointed to carry out the nec­es­sary ar­range­ments

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