Most Australian of movies comes to theatres and fluoridation debated

Top score: Enid Hudson receives her Port Macquarie Golf Club Associates Life Membership badge from associates president Betty Hicks, 1964.

Top score: Enid Hudson receives her Port Macquarie Golf Club Associates Life Membership badge from associates president Betty Hicks, 1964.

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Associate golfer’s record - Mrs Enid Hudson set a new record on the golf links at Tacking Point yesterday afternoon when she shot a 73 off-the-stick. Mrs Hudson, club champion, and many times association champion, held the previous record - a 74, with Mrs Moxey. Her round of 73 means a reduction in handicap from 8 to 7. It was Mrs Hudson’s first game for three weeks; added to this, her good score came despite the complications of a sore finger.

Words in a weird way

They’re a Weird Mob; we’re a weird mob. We’ve been checking words for days - thousands of them. We found that a bewit is a chain or collar (like the school teachers suffered on Tuesday), and a bireme an ancient galley, unknown to the weird mob. The ebriety “ob” the earthworm eater editor abriter “hab” had it. Several of the contestants listed over 500 words made up from the letters in They’re a Weird Mob. One entrant, Mrs Huntley, of Lighthouse Road, submitted 650 words. Twenty entrants won free tickets to see They’re a Weird Mob which opens at the Ritz Theatre tonight (Thursday).

Building addition: Clarence Street TAB under construction, 1966. Before the introduction of the drive-through bottle department.

Building addition: Clarence Street TAB under construction, 1966. Before the introduction of the drive-through bottle department.

The Baths - Mr E Grogan, municipal engineer, has reported satisfactory progress with the Olympic Pool. He expected the pool to be filled for the final time today (Thursday), and filtering of the water will commence. The grandstand will be ready for erection next week. Council agreed that the baths should not be available to the public until the official opening.

Council objected to TAB site: Council objected to the proposed site of the Port Macquarie branch of the Totalisator Agency Board, at Tuesday night’s meeting. Objections were on the grounds the agency would be too close to a hotel. However, council would be “strongly in favour” of a TAB branch on an alternate site. TAB sought council approval for the agency to be conducted in the Clarence Street section of the Macquarie Hotel between the main hotel building and the hotel driveway, leasing the premises from Mr Tom Byrant. Mr. Bryant has applied for de-licensing of that area planned for the TAB, shops and  an office. Ald Gott asked whether it would be advisable to have a TAB agency so near a hotel. 

Special meeting on town plan

Council will hold a special meeting as soon as possible to discuss the town plan, and possible objections. The decision followed discussion by the aldermen on Tuesday night on the need for establishing an industrial area in the municipality. The area considered was north of Hastings River Drive, between Bay Street and Settlement Point Road, which is zoned non-urban on the town plan.

Council to fluoridate water supply

The Municipal Council agreed unanimously at Tuesday night’s meeting to fluoridate the town water supply. Provision for finance will be made in the estimates for next financial year. Cost of the scheme to council was estimated at $3,000 by the Department of Public Works in 1964. Ald Brien explained that at present, the water supply contained one-tenth the recommended amount of fluoride. Cost of fluoridation per head of population would be between five and seven cents a year, he said, which compares favourably with other centres. 

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