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-As Clennie ​says there are a lot of suckers in the Club - those who are sucked in and the bloodsuckers who do it.. This one member and one prospective (both of the weaker sex) found out to their sorrow one Friday. +As Clemmie ​says there are a lot of suckers in the Club - those who are sucked in and the bloodsuckers who do it. This one member and one prospective (both of the weaker sex) found out to their sorrow one Friday. 
-Having an unsuspecting nature the certain young prospective,​ hearing the Soecial ​Secretary ask in a honeyed voice "Does anyone work near the Quay?" foolishly answered do". This was the beginning of the end for the prospective aforesaid and the member she sucked in.+Having an unsuspecting nature the certain young prospective,​ hearing the Social ​Secretary ask in a honeyed voice "Does anyone work near the Quay?" foolishly answered ​"​I ​do". This was the beginning of the end for the prospective aforesaid and the member she sucked in.
  
-At 12.50_ p m. on Friday 18th they merrily set off for Albert Street to see a Mr, o. (something starting with H) on the first floor (she thought) to collect some photos (or something) for the exhibition. After they had sorted themselves out from the Farmers & Graziers Association and collected a projector in three sections from Mr. B of the basement, one stood guard in case Hercule s came along and pinched them, while the other young hopeful dashed off for a taxi+At 12.50 p m. on Friday 18th they merrily set off for Albert Street to see a Mr, o. (something starting with H) on the first floor (she thought) to collect some photos (or something) for the exhibition. After they had sorted themselves out from the Farmers & Graziers Association and collected a projector in three sections from Mr. B of the basement, one stood guard in case Hercules ​came along and pinched them, while the other young hopeful dashed off for a taxi.
-All was peaceful in "​Ingersoll Hall". Except for a pyjama +
-factory upstairs and a furniture shop downstairs hothing was to be +
-seen. No caretaker da:shed madly around with brooms or keys. In +
-fact no caretaker. Three trips upstairs, round the back and over +
-the road failed to reveal him. Then they decided to get a taxi back to work, it now being 2.10 pm. and instant dismissal seemed likely. Even a Vacuum Oil truck wouldn'​t give them a lift, but +
-15 minutes later they asked a policeman what to do. Finally it was decided to relieve the weight on their minds in a safe place, a police station in fact. All that remained to be done was to take them up there. Ha/ Hal With a de'err '​breath they took a grip, staggered +
-some three feet and collapsed. Eight times t4s procedure was re- +
-peated to the deliht of several helpful gentlemen (?) who smirked +
-at them and asked and then went merrily on their way.+
  
-Finally ​they reached ​the police station ​(Oh well, any port in a storm) ​and proceeded ​to upset all the official routine. The sight of two dishevelled females laden with formidable burdens ​and heaving great sighs and liAhhhs11 all over the place was apparently unusual.+All was peaceful in "​Ingersoll Hall". Except for a pyjama factory upstairs and a furniture shop downstairs nothing was to be seen. No caretaker dashed madly around with brooms or keys. In fact no caretaker. Three trips upstairs, round the back and over the road failed to reveal him. Then they decided to get a taxi back to work, it now being 2.10 pm. and instant dismissal seemed likely. Even a Vacuum Oil truck wouldn'​t give them a lift, but 15 minutes later they asked a policeman what to do. Finally it was decided to relieve ​the weight on their minds in a safe place, a police station in fact. All that remained to be done was to take them up there. Ha Ha! With deep breath they took a grip, staggered some three feet and collapsed. Eight times the procedure was repeated ​to the delight ​of several helpful gentlemen (?) who smirked at them and asked and then went merrily on their way.
  
-They explained their sorry plight to the sergeant who picked up one casethen wisely called ​constable ​to get the other twoHe confidently picked them up, staggered, then muttered "​Muscles"​ +Finally they reached ​the police station (Oh wellany port in storm) and proceeded ​to upset all the official routine. The sight of two dishevelled females laden with formidable burdens ​and heaving great sighs and aahs all over the place was apparently unusual.
-The aforesaid member ​and prospective decided to collect three +
-big strong muscly men to bring the stuff from the station to the clubOn returning to work at 3 p m. they also decided that in future if anyone wants some small thing done, just contact them and we guarantee that the answer is "No, no, a thousand times no!"+
  
-NEWS FROM THE RUCKSACK +They explained their sorry plight ​to the sergeant who picked up one case, then wisely called a constable to get the other twoHe confidently picked them upstaggered, then muttered ​"Muscles" ​The aforesaid member and prospective decided to collect three big strong muscly men to bring the stuff from the station to the club. On returning to work at p mthey also decided that in future if anyone wants some small thing done, just contact them and we guarantee that the answer is "No, no, a thousand times no!
-In an endeavour ​to cater for all extended his range of steel frame lines are now as follow :- + 
-18. + 
-FRONT. +NEW SOUTH WALES FEDERATION OF BUSHWALKING CLUBS 
-tastesPaddy has rucksacks. Stock + 
-gla911z- Price. +Arising out of an enquiry submitted to the Tourist Bureau relevant to the facilities available to bushwalkers at the Hotel and the ChaletMount Kosciusko, the following reply has been received from the Department of Tourist Activities and Immigration and is promulgated for the information ​of all walkers
-"LADIES" 3 Pocket usual styleLeather fittings. + 
-"​ROVER"​ 4 Pocket Lightweight Duck bag. Web harness ​and fittings. +T.R. Compagnonis\\ 
-"ZIPPER" ​4 pocket Lightweight +HONSECRETARY.\\ 
-proofed duck bag. Soft +COPY.\\ 
-chrome leather harness., +Deptof Tourist Activities & Immigration169 Phillip Street, SYDNEY9th March, 1949
-Zipped pockets. + 
-"​BUSHWALKER"​ The old friend. +The Honorary Secretary, New South Wales Federation of Bushwalking Clubs.
-Sturdy proofed duck bag, +
-4 pockets. Leather +
-harness ​and fittings. 45 lbs.. 4: 0: O. +
-After experimenting for some months with the co-operation. of walkersPaddy has re-designed' ​the harness on all steel frame rucksacks. The new style keeps the top of the frame mush nearer to the back+
-PADDY PALLIN, +
-CAMP GEAR FOR WALKER S, 327 George Street, SYDNEY+
-Phone : BX3595+
-SKI.ERS PLEASE NOTE: Paddy is importing Skis, 'waxes and Bindings +
-together with locallyproduced equipmentshould provide a full range of ski gearPrice list available soon+
-30 lbs. 3: 5: O. +
-45 lbs0:13: +
-45 lbs. 4: 5: 0. +
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-NEW SOUTH WALES FEDERATION OF BUSHWAKING CLUBS. 
-Arising out of an enquiry Submitted to the Tourist Bureau relevant to the facilities available to bushwalkers at the Hotel and the Chalet, Mount Kosciusko, the following reply has been received from the Department,​ef Tourist Activities and Immigration and is promulgated for the information of all walkers. 
-T.R. Compagnonis 
-HON. SECRETARY. 
-COPY. 
-Rept. of Tourist Activities & Immigration,​ 169 Phillip Street, SYDEEY. 
-9th March, 1949. 
-The Honorary Secretary',​ New South Wales Federation of Bushwalking Clubs. 
 Dear Sir, Dear Sir,
-I refer to your letter of the 14th February, 1949, regarding bush walkers and the purchase of supplies by them from the Chalet at Mt. Kbseiusko. We desire, of course, to encourage tourists of every description to the area and to facilitate their enjoyment of their + 
-holidays. Such supplies as are available at the Chalet and the Hotel +I refer to your letter of the 14th February, 1949, regarding bush walkers and the purchase of supplies by them from the Chalet at Mt. Koseiusko. We desire, of course, to encourage tourists of every description to the area and to facilitate their enjoyment of their holidays. Such supplies as are available at the Chalet and the Hotel Kosciusko will be purchaseable by members of hiking parties and we will endeavour to help them in every practicable way. 
-Kosciusko will be,purchaseable by members of hiking parties and we will endeavour to s let them in every practicable way. + 
-However, there are certain observations which I wou'​a ​like to make and these are +However, there are certain observations which I would like to make and these are \\ 
-(a) Not all hikers using the area are members of the it:​1151] ​Walking Clubs. +(a) Not all hikers using the area are members of the Walking Clubs. 
-The requests from the hiking party should be reasonable. am informed that one such party arrived at 10.45 p m. and that other parties arrive at various times between 6.30 p m. and 9 p m. Although they all received supplies, it is not  +The requests from the hiking party should be reasonable. ​am informed that one such party arrived at 10.45 p m. and that other parties arrive at various times between 6.30 p m. and 9 p m. Although they all received supplies, it is not  very fair or reasonable that these parties should request supplies at hours which would interfere with the off-duty hours of staff at the Chalet. It would be of great assistance, therefore, if your members visiting the area be informed that, as far as practicable,​ they should not request supplies at times requiring ​overtime ​by the Chalet staff. 
-very fair or reasonable that these parties should request supplies at hours which would interfere with the off-duty + 
-hours of staff at the Chalet. It would be of great assistanoe, therefore, if your members visiting the area be informed that, as far as practicable,​ they should not request supplies at times requiring ​overtims ​by the Chalet staff. +The impression which your members got of a "cold reception"​ apparently was due to the fact that the party was informed that they should ​plan to arrive for supplies during what are accepted as normal working hours and it is understandable that a member of the staff whose duty it is to issue supplies would naturally not be very enthusiastic about being requested to open up the store and issue supplies at 10.45 p m. 
-The impression which your members got of a "cold reception"​ apparently was due to the fact that the party was informed that they should ​-slan to arrive for supplies during what are accepted as normal working hours and it is understandable that a member of the staff whose duty it is to issue supplies would naturally not be very enthusiastic about being requested to open up the store and issue supplies at 10.45 p m. + 
-Our estimates for catering are based on the number of resident guests. It is impossible to carry extra stocks +Our estimates for catering are based on the number of resident guests. It is impossible to carry extra stocks of bread, meat and other perishables just in case a week-end party would happen to call. 
-of bread, meat and other perishables just in case a week-end party hould happen to cgell+ 
-It may be necessary therefore +It may be necessary therefore in certain circumstances to refuse to sell certain commodities,​ more particularly perishables and goods on short supply such as fancy biscuits, tinned fruits, etc. I would  
-s  +like you and your members ​to understand that refusal of any such goods to hiking ​parties is not evidence of lack of co-operation ​and it does not mean that the Chalet staff is not anxious to assist.
-in certain circumstances to refuse to sell certain commodities,​ more particularly perishables and goods on short +
-supply such as fancy biscuits, tinned fruits, etc. I would  +
-like you and your gembers ​to understand that refusal of any such goods to hikng parties is not evidence of lack of co-operation ​anci it does not mean that the Chalet staff is not anxious to s,ssist.+
 (b)  (b) 
 (c) (a) (c) (a)
-The bar at the Chalet is only open at various periods during the day and all hikers who hcve arrived during these periods have been served. It is not considered that a hiking party should be. served a-rwhatever time they chance to arrive if 
-the bar iS closed. To do so would mean that I would have to pay overtime totaff attending to them. 
  
-Many walking ​partie'​s, not necessarily members of your clubinvariably arrive in the most unkempt ​:state wearinp; ​soiled and crumpled clothes. They' ​freely use the, co=n rooms, +The bar at the Chalet is only open at various periods during the day and all hikers who have arrived during these periods have been served. It is not considered that a hiking party should be served at whatever time they chance to arrive if the bar is closed. To do so would mean that I would have to pay overtime to staff attending to them. 
-lounge, etc. of the Chalet ,andno objection is-talised to this provided that dEmage ​to the furnishIneA ​does nbt-,​- ​result. , In yret wez-ther, for oxaMple, the -carpet in the lounge which isa very valuable one is liable to heav5:​w ​ez-4. and marking from heavy hobnail boots covered with either ​ + 
-dust or mud according to the weather. All that is asked +Many walking ​parties, not necessarily members of your clubinvariably arrive in the most unkempt state wearing ​soiled and crumpled clothes. They freely use the, co=n rooms, 
-is that thoSe. ​hikers who use the amenities at the Chalet +lounge, etc. of the Chalet ,and no objection is-talised to this provided that damage ​to the furnish IneA does not result. , In yret wez-ther, for example, the carpet in the lounge which is a very valuable one is liable to heavyw ​ez-4. and marking from heavy hobnail boots covered with either ​ dust or mud according to the weather. All that is asked is that those hikers who use the amenities at the Chalet should make an endeavour, to spruse themselves up a trifle and take such steps as is necessary to ensure that the cleanliness of the house which is primarily for the use of resident guests is maintained. 
-should make an endeavour, to spruse themselves up a trifle and take such steps as is necessary to ensure that the cleanliness of the house which is primarily for the use of resident guests is maintained. + 
-It is the practice of walking parties to consign a number of packages of food addressed c/o the Chalet. This necessitates a departmental truck collecting the goods at Cooma and storing them at the Chalet awaiting the arrival of +It is the practice of walking parties to consign a number of packages of food addressed c/o the Chalet. This necessitates a departmental truck collecting the goods at Cooma and storing them at the Chalet awaiting the arrival of the party. This service in the past was given free of charge but in view of the increased number of packages, I feel that a charge of say 3/- per package ​should be made to cover 
-the party. This service in the past was given free of +cartage, handling and storage. 
-charge but in view of the increased number of packages, I feel that a charge of say 3/- per packa6a ​should be made to cover + 
- ​cartage,​ handling ​:and s;torage+I would like to assure you that the Manager and staff of the Chalet ​have no animosity towards any well-behaved member of Bushwalking ​Clubs. As I have said, they are most anxious to help them is every way and all that is asked is that greater consideration be given to the fact that the Chalet is a guesthouse 
-I would like to assure you that the Manager andstaff of the ChalGt ​have no animosity towards any well-behaved member of Buzhwalking 'Clubs. As I have said, they are most anxious to help them is every way and all that is asked is that greater consideration be given to the fact thtt the Chalet is a guosthauSe +concerned in the welfare of its guests. This means then that, at times, refusals to requests made by hiking ​parties ​may be unavoidable 1:111t t12ese'​ should not be interpreted as indicative of an uncooperative attitude on the part of my staff in the area. 
-concerned in the welfare of its guests. This means then that, at + 
-times, refusals to requests made by hiking ​paities ​may be unavoidable 1:111t t12ese'​should not b' ​interpreted as indicative of an uncooperative attitude on the part of my staff in the area. +Should ​you so desire, I would be glad to have a general discussion tit'​Jajdu ​regarding ​this matter at any convenient time.
-Should-yOu So desire, I would be glad to have a general discussion tit'​Jajdu ​r.egarding ​this matter at any:.c onvenient bime.+
 Yours faithfully, Yours faithfully,
 (Sgned) H.E. Best. 5ECRETARY & DIRECTOR. (Sgned) H.E. Best. 5ECRETARY & DIRECTOR.
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