BACK­WARD GLANCES

From The Daily Ex­am­iner 50 years ago to­day

The Daily Examiner - - NEWS - Cour­tesy of the Clarence River His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety

BIRTHS

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.

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