NON-FOOTBALL STORIES 1944
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.
ARDROSSAN ACADEMY TEACHER’S APPOINTMENT
Mr Alexander F Gauld, specialist teacher of geography in Ardrossan Academy, has been appointed principal teacher of geography at Daniel Stewart’s College, Edinburgh.
The Scotsman, 16 February 1944
ARDROSSAN MINISTER’S DEATH
The Reverend Albert G H Pinhorne, who had been rector of Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Ardrossan, since 1926 died yesterday. He was ordained in London in 1914 and held curacies in the East London district and at Saint Paul’s, Preston. For a time, he was priest-in-charge at Musselburgh and from 1919 to 1926, he was rector of Saint Michael’s, Govan.
The Scotsman, 11 April 1944
The death occurred yesterday of Mr George C Guthrie, managing director of Arthur Guthrie and Sons Limited, printers and publishers, Ardrossan, who for the past twenty years was editor of the Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald. Mr Guthrie was almost seventy-five years of age. He was at one time a Magistrate of Ardrossan.
The Scotsman, 7 June 1944
The Juvenile Court Panel for Ayrshire discussed yesterday the problem of juvenile delinquency and agreed to send representations to the proper quarter asking for the law to be changed to allow children in bad home conditions who were likely to become confirmed offenders to be sent for a short term to a probation home, Salvation Army home or similar hostel. At a meeting of the Justices, Provost Harvey, Ardrossan, declared that too much was was made of the term ‘juvenile delinquent’. He added that he was glad to see that children were virile and full of their usual natural spirits.
The Scotsman, 2 August 1944
The following naval awards were published in last night’s London Gazette.
For courage, resolution and skill in His Majesty’s ships Bickerton and Mull and His Majesty’s Canadian Ship Prince Rupert in anti-U-boat operations, Distinguished Service Medal – able seaman Henry Mons McIlroy, Ardrossan.
The Scotsman, 13 September 1944
The Presbytery of Ardrossan yesterday decided, on the casting vote of the Moderator, against the removal, at the present time, of the barrier against women being admitted to the eldership of the church.
The Scotsman, 8 November 1944