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The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - COMMENT -

100 years ago

Dundee Cor­po­ra­tion’s tele­phone ac­count will be very sub­stan­tially re­duced if the rec­om­men­da­tion of the Spe­cial Com­mit­tee ap­pointed to deal with the ques­tion raised by Trea­surer JC Robert­son is adopted. The com­mit­tee met under the chair­man­ship of Mr AB Crich­ton and re­solved that the Cor­po­ra­tion should dis­con­tinue the prac­tice of pro­vid­ing tele­phones for mag­is­trates and con­ven­ers at their houses and busi­ness premises. An ex­emp­tion was granted for some of­fi­cials.

50 years ago

An­other three of Perthshire’s small schools are threat­ened with per­ma­nent clo­sure. They are at Kin­fauns, Monzie and King­lands. The first two are al­ready closed on a tem­po­rary ba­sis, but King­lands is con­tin­u­ing with seven pupils on the roll. The Perthshire and Kin­ross ed­u­ca­tion com­mit­tee have said that un­less there is an ap­pre­cia­ble in­crease in the num­ber of pupils at King­lands, the school should be closed on the re­ti­ral of the head teacher in about two years time.

25 years ago

Serb forces en­tered the eastern Bos­nian town of Sre­brenica last night. The town, one of the last Mus­lim-held en­claves in Bos­nia, has been be­sieged by the Serbs for months. There was no im­me­di­ate con­fir­ma­tion of the re­port from the French for­eign min­istry in Paris and the min­istry did not say what it was based on. A United Na­tions Pro­tec­tion Force re­port said that Sre­brenica’s de­fend­ers had of­fered to sur­ren­der the town if wounded sol­diers and civil­ians were evac­u­ated.

One year ago

A suc­cess­ful sci­en­tific test has given fresh hope there is a way to save the Mon­trose coast­line from erod­ing into the sea. The sed­i­ment track­ing study, con­ducted over a year, has given pos­i­tive re­sults in the bid to halt ero­sion. It is es­ti­mated that the North Sea has crept 70 me­tres to­wards Mon­trose in the last 30 years, lead­ing to a hole on the world-fa­mous links golf course be­ing lost. How­ever, the study found that sed­i­ment dumped to the east of the first tee set­tled on the beach and re­mained there.

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