Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Knife-in-Back Syndrome Outbreak

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Knife-in-Back Syndrome Outbreak

Article excerpt

TWO civic leaders have proven lately that it is tough at the top.

One found himself face down due to a pain in the backside that for once was not his fearless leader.

The other was carted out and dumped on his knees after a sharp, stinging sensation in his back that to his surprise was not the customary political blade from behind.

Both are recovering faster than expected and should be fighting fit for the election race that approaches.

Where there's a will...

SINGLE 40-something chap booked a cheap flight to Japan last week.

However, he couldn't have had a great deal of faith in the particular airline he was travelling on because before his departure he called his niece to let her know he had written up a new will which he'd left on his kitchen table ajust in casea.

DIY lunch

GROUP of five lads gathered for lunch at an inner-city Toowoomba pub last Sunday only to find the cook hadn't shown up.

No problem. With three of the group either current or former publicans, one headed to the kitchen while another jumped in behind the bar.

However, while happy to cook for the group, the chef was a little annoyed when his amatea behind the bar started taking orders from other patrons looking for a feed.

We hear the cook and the barman weren't charged for their lunch.

Well travelled

A RECENT Way We Were picture has attracted a lot of attention from aircraft buffs in the region.

The picture came from Graham Schelberg and showed a Tiger Moth aircraft being loaded with DDT to spray grubs in linseed crops at Pirrinuan.

The strange thing about the aircraft was that it had two registration numbers, one on the wing (VH-WPK) and one on the tail fin (VH-WKO).

Bob Fulton, of Roma, has done some detective work on VH-WPK.

He says the Tiger Moth was built in 1941 in Cowley, England.

The aircraft was exported to Australia and registered as VH-AWI on November 8, 1957, to Airwork Co Pty Ltd of Archerfield, Queensland, and re-registered on October 5, 1960, AS VH-WPK to W.P. Kemp of Corinda Heights, Queensland.

She was re-registered on August 3, 1961 to Chemicals and Air Services Pty Ltd Moorooka, Queensland, then re-registered to P. …

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