NON-FOOTBALL STORIES 1946
While looking through old documents, it is almost inevitable that the reader's attention will be drawn from the intended target to other articles. The reports below were found in old Scotsman newspapers. Although they have no football content, they may be of interest.
DEATH - BUTTERS
At 116 Comiston Drive, Edinburgh, on 11 January 1946, John Watt Butters, M A, B Sc, former rector of Ardrossan Academy. Funeral at Warriston Crematorium on Monday 14 January at 2pm. No flowers, please.
HEAD POSTMASTER FOR ARDROSSAN
Mr W C Forsyth, Assistant Postal Collector, Midland Region, General Post Office, Birmingham, has been appointed Head Postmaster of Ardrossan. Mr Forsyth, who is a native of Helensburgh, started his Post Office career at Motherwell. He subsequently served in Stranraer and at Lochmaddy where he was Head Postmaster from 1940 to 1943. He went to England as Head Postmaster of Newark in 1943.
LONG-SERVING BURGH CHAMBERLAIN
Speaking at a presentation to Miss Jessie Adams who had retired from the position of Burgh Chamberlain of Ardrossan, Provost Harvey said that this was the centenary year of the town and they had the unique record of the Burgh’s finances having been in charge of the same family for ninety-seven years. Miss Adams have given forty-seven years service and was appointed after her father had completed fifty years service.
AYRSHIRE SOLICITOR’S DEATH
Mr Joseph Kirkland, a well-known Ayrshire solicitor, died yesterday at his residence, Auchenharvie House, Saltcoats. He was an Honorary Sheriff-Substitute for Ayrshire and was Fiscal for Saltcoats District Justice of the Peace Court, Burgh Prosecutor for Ardrossan and factor of the Auchenharvie Estate. He was seventy-five years of age.
DEATH OF ARDROSSAN PROVOST
The death occurred yesterday of Provost William Harvey, Ardrossan. A native of the town, he served on the Town Council for almost twenty-two years and was Chief Magistrate for the past five years. He was chairman of the Ayrshire Burgh’s Association and took an active interest in the Convention of Burghs.
STREPTOMYCIN PRODUCATION – NEW DRUG MAY BE
MANUFACTURED AT ARDROSSAN
A number of British firms who, with the cooperation of the Ministry of Supply, Ministry of Health and the Medical Research Council, are to undertake pilot scale production of streptomycin, includes the Heyden Chemical Company who propose to install a factory to produce penicillin and streptomycin at Ardrossan. Streptomycin, which was discovered and developed by United States scientists, is already undergoing clinical trials in America for the treatment of all types of tubercular infection, dysentery, typhoid and paratyphoid fever and certain types of infection of the urinary tract, particularly those which do not respond well to penicillin or sulphonamides. The new drug will not be released to the general medical profession until the clinical conditions which respond to it have been clearly established. In the meantime, plans for large-scale production will proceed. Streptomycin is already in pilot scale production in the United States but supplies are so small that none can be made available to this country.
WARNINGS AGAINST GAMBLING
At a meeting of the Presbytery of Ardrossan, a resolution was passed that in view of the present unprecedented increase of the various forms of gambling, the presbytery enjoin upon ministers and kirk sessions and through them, those responsible for the welfare of youth, the duty of specific instruction in this matter, explaining the reason for Christian condemnation of gambling in all its forms and that ministers be requested to make explanation of the Christian attitude to this evil on one occasion within the next nine months – also that the attention of kirk sessions be called to the injunction of the General Assembly which forbids recourse to raffling as a means of raising church funds.
ARDROSSAN GAS BILL
In the House of Commons yesterday, the Ardrossan Gas Provisional Order Bill was considered on Report and ordered for a third reading.
ARDROSSAN GAS BILL
The Ardrossan Gas Provisional Order Bill was given its third reading in the House of Lords yesterday.
STOWAWAY EVADES POLICE AT ARDROSSAN
When the Asteria, a collier, arrived yesterday at Ardrossan from Belfast, a stowaway was discovered on board. The police were informed but before their arrival, the man disappeared, apparently having slipped ashore unobserved while the vessel was being tied up.
RADIOLOGIST INVESTED WITH COMMANDER OF THE ORDER
OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE
At a recent investiture at Buckingham Palace, Brigadier John Struthers Fulton, M D, received the Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for his work with the Royal Army Medical Core during the war. He took part in the Tobruk siege and also served in Greece. In addition, he organised military hospitals in various theatres. Born at Stevenston in 1897, he was educated at Ardrossan Academy and Edinburgh University. After holding various positions in Edinburgh, be became a radiologist at the Western Infirmary, Glasgow. He is now at the Radium Institute, Liverpool.