Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

From the Daily Examiner 50 Years Ago Today

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

From the Daily Examiner 50 Years Ago Today

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A YOUNG boy had 12 stitches inserted in a cut above his knee last Saturday when he was struck by the blade of an axe.

The boy was Wayne Lloyd (12), son of Mr. S.K. Lloyd, of Pillar Valley. Wayne's father was barking a log and the boy was standing behind when the axe head left the handle and hit him. The boy's father took him to a doctor's surgery in Ulmarra where the stitches were inserted.

THE NORTHERN Rivers County Council will study plans for the installation of a "middle tariff" for rural consumers of electricity.

Chairman, Cr. R. O'Neil said the low consumption of electricity by some people, especially in the council's southern area, was causing some concern.

"There is a thought in the minds of many people that electricity is costly. This is a fallacy and actually it is very cheap to use electricity."

Cr. O'Neill said many people would not put in extra electrical appliances because of the opinion that the running costs would be high.

"There are many aids for the housewife these days which cost a very minor sum in electricity," he said. …

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