WINNERS: Graeme Quinn and Lesly Watherston display the converted Rigby Shield. This picture appeared in the Eyre Peninsula Tribune, Thursday, May 12, 1966.IRON ROAD WILL DESTROY WHYALLA
Iron Road is in direct opposition to Whyalla and all of our secondary steel industries.
Iron Road’s motive is to export iron ore from 25 per centof Australia’s land mass from Cape Hardy.
This would certainly be the last straw for Whyalla.
We understand Iron Road intends this venture to be fully overseas owned and controlled, there would be little or no chance of Australian steel being used in this massive invasion.
Why are we so obsessed with giving iron ore away at now $50 a tonne, buyingback inferior steel and paying over $10,000 a tonne in processed form?
The day of accountability is for our inefficiency is here.
Furthermore, if this new concept of destruction of good farming land (the life blood of our nation) is allowed no farm in South Australia will be safe from invasive destruction from overseas open cut mining.
It is ironical that there is still plenty of iron ore available in north Australia and elsewhere to supply the world’s need without causing havoc to Eyre Peninsula farmers and crushing the city of Whyalla and our entire steel industry.
MALCOLM NIELD, Verran
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WAY WE WERE50 YearsThursday, May 12, 1966New standard set in upper Eyre school sportsSupreme in track events, Cleve Area School gained an early advantage, shook off a likely challenge by Kimba and raced to a lead of 81.5 points to retain the Rigby sports shield.
Cleve, which gave away 22 points to Kimba and 30.5 to Lock and Cowell,scored 269 points to win from Kimba 187.5 Cowell 151.5 and Lock 74.
Teams from the four schools taking part inthe Upper Eyre Peninsula School Sports Day on Friday presented a colourful scene as they marched onto Cleve oval and formed up for the official opening.Cleve as host club led the march.
Lock Area School, which was competing for the the first time made a great impression, the boys smart in white shorts and shirts the girls attractive in bright yellow tunics with dark green inserted side pleats.
Cowell contributed a thoughtful note by carrying house banners in addition to the school banner.
Cleve school headmaster Lex Eckert gave a special welcome to Lock calling on that school to demonstrate itswar cry.
In an address before officially opening the sports day, deputy chairman of the District Council of Cleve D.W.Wake noted the advantage of increased competition and the efforts being made to include Tumby Bay and Cummins area schools next year.
He called on competitors to give of their best, which was just as important as winning.He felt that athletic endeavor held something more than just building of a healthy body.It had a great influence for good on the mind.
Mr Wake urged scholars to take a lively interestin local government.
In cool and cloudy weather the sports got under way with B. Ramsey of Cleve establishinga new record in the first event, the senior boys 100 yards.Ramsey won by half a second from R. Lee of Kimba in 10.8 seconds.
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