1963 Wodonga (part 7)

The last of excerpts from 1963 Wodonga and District Express.

Collections for Pound Day produced more than two tons of food but was below last year’s collection.

Pupils from Mr Jim Dimo’s Accordion School were to join their teachers in presenting a recital. To break the similarity of presentation Mr Dimo had arranged some conjuring.  They had an audience of more than 200.

Country Roads Board would take three weeks to seal High Street from the Union Bridge to the water tower.  Lincoln Causeway to South Street would be laid 1 inch thick with a road width of 40 feet.  From there to the water tower the seal would take place from kerb to kerb.  Replacement of water pipes across High Street would now be more expensive as plumbers would be required to tunnel rather than dig trenches.

The Wodonga District Hospital Ladies Auxiliary decided to purchase another four dozen ashtrays for use in the hospital.

Council rates rose by ½d to 7½d in the £ unimproved value.

Landholders in the region are advised that further inoculation campaigns are about to be conducted to spread myxo.  They should endeavour to collect as many rabbits as possible and bring them along for injection. Three-quarter grown rabbits are most suitable.  Treated rabbits are then to be returned to their original location.

Meatworks for Wodonga under way. Plans and specifications are expected before the end of the year for the new Wodonga meatworks to be built near the sewerage treatments plant west of the township.

The new surface on the Lincoln Causeway has highlighted the poor state of the rest of the roads in Wodonga.

Work on construction of the new supermarket for Woolworths is due to start after demolition of the old wine saloon.

The Mardi Gras planned by Wodonga Rotary on new year’s eve would be bigger, brighter and better than any held before.  Strings of coloured globes were being strung up in High Street, part of which would be closed off for the event.

The lifting of the ban on admission of pig meat into Victoria would have a big affect on travellers journeying interstate carrying tinned and cured ham.