Port Macquarie News - Tuesday 24 June 1969
After a weekend of heavy rain and high winds, the weather miraculously changed and provided the Port Macquarie Women's Bowling Club with a glorious day for the opening of their 15th Birthday Bowling Carnival.
The mayor, Mr. C. C. Adams, in welcoming the visiting lady bowlers said that he was sure the visitors would, after the hospitality of Port Macquarie, go home as ambassadors of the town.
He said that having Foundation President Thelma Pead to open the carnival was a good omen. Mrs. Pead thanked the club for the honour of opening the carnival.
Twenty eight clubs are represented at the carnival. One hundred and ninety two ladies played yesterday, 168 will play today and 192 again on Wednesday. The green-keepers were praised for the work they have done in having the greens ready after the heavy rain of last weekend.
All bowlers participated in a delightful high tea in the club house last night and this was followed by a sing-a-long which was arranged by the women's entertainment committee, chaired by Mrs, Pat MacSkimmings.
38 Thousand Radiators
If every person in Port Macquarie has five and a half radiators burning at the one time, the newly opened Boronia Street sub-station would handle the load.
This was announced on Friday by the engineer for the project, Mr. Peter Cockbin.
He said that the $250,000 sub-station is nearly four times as big in capacity as the former station in Widderson Lane.
The rapid growth of Port Macquarie has made the Widderson Lane station too small, in only ten years, since it was built. Oxley County Council engineer, Mr. Wal Johnson said that the new sub-station would do all we can ask of it for the next twelve years. It is as big as economically possible, he said.
He told the visitors that the contractors, Noyes Brothers, had supplied some equipment which was an advance on that specified and at the same price.
There will be no foreseeable advances in fifty years, he predicted. The sub-station is completely automatic and will be unattended. There is a 30 point alarm system to provide warning against overloading of feeders.
When the second transformer is installed the Widderson Lane sub-station will be dismantled. This is expected to happen by next June.
New Chemist Shop Opens
A well known Wingham resident has opened an attractive new chemist shop in Port Macquarie.
He is Mr. Kevin Baker and his new shop is in "The Jim Boardman Centre" in Horton Street.
To enable the pharmacy to offer special prices, it will be an authorised agent for the giant metropolitan-based chain of W. H. Soul Pattinson & Co.
His wife, Mrs. Judy Baker, a trained nursing will be assisting her husband in the business during school hours.
Mr. and Mrs. Baker are very pleased to have associated with them in the business Mrs. Penny Hesse, who, having been fully trained by many of the leading cosmetic firms is a highly qualified cosmetic consultant.
Together with this, her practical experience in hairdressing and the training she has received also make her a very capable hair care consultant.