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The Argus Melbourne 20 January 1956

Driver leaps into sea to save boy

GEELONG, Thursday: Truck-driver Clive Wise, of Geelong West, jumped off a quay at North Shore into the sea this morning to save a boy floating unconscious, face down in the water.

The boy, Alfred Rowe, of Wendover ave., Norlane, was rushed to Geelong Hospital with a possible skull fracture. His condition is serious.

Alfred slipped from the quay, where he was fishing, and struck his head on a steel girder before falling into the water.

One of his friends raced to Wise for help.

Wise grabbed a length of lead light extension, jumped into the sea, and tied the wire around the boy's shoulders.

Alfred then was hauled up to the wharf by two other truck-drivers.

The Argus Melbourne 26 April 1956


NORLANE branch of the R.S.L. held its first ceremony outside almost-completed club rooms at 10 a.m. yesterday, when 80 men honored the fallen of two wars.

Mr. R. Hudson, branch president, said the club was gaining members every week.

"Next year we hope to turn on a big show at Anzac time," he said.

West Geelong R.S.L. held a commemoration ceremony outside West Geelong Town Hall at 10 a.m.

The Argus Melbourne 3 May 1956


A MODERN distillery is very much a paradox.

Within it, a multitude of processes are working, but overall there is a strange silence, an almost complete absence of visible movement.

This is the visitor's first impression as he enters the great Corio Distillery at Geelong, on the shores of the increasingly important Corio Bay.

Huge pot stills, huge vats, huge stocks of maturing spirit (in the close confinement of bond) , reveal the greatness of the activity all about, but do not reveal the centuries of tradition, the science, the craftsmanship, the meticulous service, necessary to convert barley to whisky.

The process of that conversion is one of strange fascination; in Australia it reflects not . merely high initiative and success, but a courageous perseverance.

The Australian distilling industry has 90 years and three generations in its story. To compare its excellence, as it is revealed now in United Distillers' new 5-Star product, is to find one of the Commonwealth's most vivid success stories.

Even before this present peak was reached, the company's product had established an inter- national reputation--the Corio brand, was known from Malta, in the Mediterranean across the Indian and Pacific Oceans to Trinidad in the Atlantic - a distance of 90,000 miles - and from New Zealand to Shanghai, a spread of 6,000 miles.

Shipments to this vast and rich area were established even before the 5-Star Whisky came out of its long maturing retirement. It is certain that the already healthy outward flow will be stimulated and increased by the new brand, which has already won the firm approval of connoisseurs at home and abroad.

Corio's distillery is the greatest south of the Equator.

It has made an invaluable contribution to Australia's economic life, and given new lustre to the words "Made in Australia."

(Photo caption) Mr. G. GORDON COULTER, the present chairman of The United Distillers Pty. Ltd., joined the board in 1953, following the retirement of Mr. Box.


The Argus Melbourne 5 July 1956

Police out to kill crime wave

GEELONG police patrols have been reinforced following an increase in robberies and acts of vandalism.

Police said yesterday they were disturbed at the increased number of crimes.

Last weekend nine breaking and entering reports were received by the central police station.

A few days ago the booking office at the North Shore railway station was blasted open.

Sergeant L. Capuano, of Geelong central, said yesterday patrols were kept busy breaking up gangs of boys and men.

He said if the police kept the gangs moving, vandalism and petty crime would almost certainly decrease.

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