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Nationalist & Leinster Times
Saturday, 20th. August 1932

Carlow and District

Carlow County Council.

Reconstruction of Burren Street Bridge.

Clerk of Works.

A Clerk of Works is required to supervise the reconstruction in reinforced concrete of Barren Street Bridge in Carlow Urban District. Applicants must hold a University Degree or other equivalent technical qualification, and should have experience on reinforced concrete bridge construction, including setting out and measuring up.

The Appointment will be subject to the approval of the Minister for Local Government and Public Health.  Salary at rate of £5 per week: period about one month.

Applications, stating age, qualifications, past experience and accompanied by copies' of two recent testimonials are to be lodged with the undersigned not later than 1 p.m. on 22nd inst.

J. P. Punch,
County Surveyor
Courthouse. Carlow.
13th August 1932.

Carlow Board of Health and Public Assistance.

Notice To Contractors And Others.

THE Board will at their meeting to be hold on Monday, the 22nd day of August, 1932, consider applications and Tenders in respect of the following:— -

(1) Applications for—

(a) Position of Laundress at Tullow District Hospital, at a salary at the rate of £24 per annum, and approved scale of rations.

(b)  Position of Wardsmaid at Tullow District Hospital, at a salary at the rate of £24 per annum, and approved scale of rations.

(c)  The tenancy of Cottage and Plot at Shangarry at the weekly rent of one shilling and four pence, exclusive of rates.

(2)  Tenders for—,

(a) Erection of enclosure around Pump at Brown Bog, Hacketstown.

(b) Supply and erection of New Iron Pump at Green Lane, Carlow.

(c)  The fencing of cottage plot at Tinneclash.

(d)  Repairs to Labourers' Cottages situate  in the Townlands of Tynock, Corries, Ballinkillen, Kildavin, Carrickduff, Lackabeg, Ballinakill. Castlemore, Knockevagh, Bagenalstown, Ballykealy, Hacketstown, and Clonmore.

Tenders and Applications must reach me on Prescribed Forms on or before 12 o’clock, noon, on Saturday. August 20th, 1932.

By Order.
P. A. Lawler, Secretary. County Home, Carlow,
Aug. 11th, 1932.

Golf Items

The qualifying round for the President's Cup has been extended until Sunday the 21st inst. The four best cards to qualify for match-play on handicap. For the past fortnight a competition for handicaps of 25-22 has been in progress. There were numerous entries. It is now at the semi-final stage.

An exciting match was played on the Oak Park Links on Wednesday between Tommy Kehoe and John Bryan, resulting in a win for the latter on the 18th green. The Secretary, Mr. P. B. Tynan, is, I understand, forming one of a gay bachelor party going to the Isle of Man this week, but more of the trip later.

Our Readers' Views.

Ardmore, Athy,
15th August, 1932.
To the Editor "The Nationalist and Leinster Times."

Dear Sir—Last Spring I was a member of a deputation that waited on Dr. Ryan, the Minister for Agriculture. Amongst, other matters, we put up the ease of the barley growers and pointed out that everyone except the growers made fortunes out of the barley. After some time the Minister said that the price would be £1 per barrel, or something very near it, and, if not, the Government would prohibit the import of malt and would also put a very big import duty on foreign barley.—

Yours faithfully,
G. W. Henderson

Films of the Week.

Sunday's  programme is unusually attractive, the  first item billed being "Lost Men.'' A fiercely relentless searchlight on the real Underworld, and a tribute to the police. Mary Brian. Noah Beery, Leo Carillo and Russell Gleason are the outstanding artistes. This big drama will be followed by one of the best comedies I have seen this season, entitled ''The Unexpected Father,” with Slim Summerville in the name role, and Zasu Pitts leading lady This is a mad mélange of merry-making quips and side-splitting action. Imagine a bachelor on the eve of marriage being "adopted” as a father by a tiny tot of three years. The complications which arise are the most laugh-provoking one could imagine. The bachelor's butler is also particularly good. On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday the great German actor and producer, Erich von Stroheim, may be seen in "The Lost Squadron.'' a marvellous story of man's endurance in the face of terrible odds. The chief film for the other three days is "Surrender," a romantic tale with Warner Baxter and Leila Hyams as leaders. This is a war picture that never gets within 500 miles of the Front; a love story between a French prisoner and the daughter of a Prussian aristocrat, that rings true, thanks to the flawless performance of all the actors. Further details are given in our advertising columns.

Note: Lost Men also known as Homicide Squad.

Distinction for of the Carlow Post-Postmaster's Son.

Unusually high marks were obtained by Mr. J. O'Neill, son of the Carlow Postmaster, at his recent examination for the National Bank. There were numerous competitors, but Mr. O'Neill headed the list with 88 marks. He had been appointed to Boyle. His professors and others who have watched his career with interest are certain that he should make quite a name in the years to come, in banking circles.

Special Grant for Carlow Roads.

It gives me the greatest pleasure to be able to inform my readers that, thanks to the good case which a special deputation of Urban Councillors made the other day to the Minister for Local Government, a special grant of £750 is to allowed for putting some of the worst roads in the urban area into proper repair. There is even a likelihood that another grant of £1,000 will be given in the autumn. Personally, I think it is a great_ pity that the County Council and the Urban Council do not co-operate in a more friendly spirit when it comes to the Consideration of the upkeep of roads. It was by such co-operation that smaller places such as Enniscorthy, etc. were able to secure grants for concrete roads, which are such a delight to tourists and a boom to the general public.

Re-Opening of St. Leo's

St. Leo's Academy will re-open after the mid-summer holidays on Monday next for the day pupils and on Tuesday for Boarders. Of the six students presented for examinations in the Leaving Certificate Examination, five obtained high honours and one passed. The full list of successes will be published as soon as all the results are known.

Further Contracts for Carlow Firm.

Messrs. Thompson, of Carlow, the well-known Contractors have an enviable reputation of many years standing, have again secured a contract from Messrs. Guiness, of Dublin for the supply of several lorries. The work turned out by this firm is always of the highest possible order, so it is small wonder that orders pour in to them as they do. The head of the firm Mr. Frederick G. Thompson is one of the most popular figures in the county. 

Pollacton Fete.

What good new it is that Lady Deny Burton made £21. I5s. 6d. for the Nurse Fund at the Fete at Pollacton last week. The attendance was not as large as I had anticipated but everybody present thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon. The best thanks of the Nurse Fund Committee are due to Lady Denys, who supplied tea at 2/- and deducted nothing for so doing. She and Mrs. Connellan had a delightful stall at which they did good business. Captain McClimont Tubbs and Mr. Joseph Radcliffe, sons-in-law of the hostess, took charge of the croquet and golf competitions, for which there were many entrants, and a little grandchild, Mrs. Radcliffe's youngest girl aged three, made 10/- selling charming buttonholes at Id. each.

Carlovians Enjoyable Day in Cork

Thanks to the Carlow Gaelic League, about 400 people, including 240 Carlovians, travelled to Cork on Sunday and spent a really delightful day there, blessed by the best of weather. Visits to the Exhibition and a trip to Queenstown were included on the programme of not a few. The train accommodation was ample, as nearly double the number could have entrained easily. As scheduled times were strictly kept, the travellers had just eight full hours for sight-seeing in Cork. Many expressed the wish that ere the summer season ends, one or more trips of a similar nature will be arranged to give Carlovians a chance to learn more of their native land.

 Saturday's Jumble Sale

Although the weather on Saturday was the reverse of agreeable, there were countless buyers at the, Jumble Sale in the Town Hall in the afternoon, and in record time large stocks were reduced to nothing. Great credit is due to the Ladies' Committee responsible for the organisation. A handsome profit was the outcome, which will help to augment the funds of the local Brass Band. During the week some of the local ladies told me that it is their intention to organise a regular series of attractive fixtures during the autumn and winter months for the same purpose, all of which, I can make a good guess, will be well supported.

Source: Michael Purcell c.2011.

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