Continuing through 1965 from the Wodonga and District Express:
A single-bar electric radiator was all that kept councillors warm at their meeting in the large council chambers.
It was no longer possible to hire the portable gas heaters and it had been decided against to install air-conditioning or infra-red heating.
Council resolved to provide some wood and briquettes to light the two slow-combustion fires in the chambers, even though they were considered inadequate.
After six months delay a life-size doll known as Resuscitation Annie arrived from Norway for St John’s Ambulance Brigade. She was to be used for teaching mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to first aid classes. She cost over £50, which was funded by Sunny Side Tennis Club and the Lake Hume Young Farmers.
One of the 25 new settlers who were to be naturalised would be Wodonga’s 1000th. The citizenship certificates are serially numbered by the Immigration Department.
Under old laws corner stores could sell eggs after hours but not bacon; tea, coffee or cocoa, but not sugar, this has now changed.
Unless steps are taken, the Wodonga Show 1966 will clash with the final day of the Albury Floral Festival. This clash occurred in 1963 and at the time was deplored by officials of both organisations. (The festival date was moved by a week.)
Fashion News – Weddings are now so expensive that brides are always delighted when they find a wedding dress which can be worn again and again, and not only as an evening dress.
Former Wodonga star John Perry has been named in the Wodonga line-up to play against Benalla on Monday. Perry went to Richmond at the start of last season and has been released because he has been called up for national service training.
The removal of 15 large poplar trees flanking the Lincoln Causeway may be a sign of the times and a blow struck for progress, but will be regretted by many as a sad loss.