The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 4, Issue 7 (November 1, 1929)
Three or four years ago there was much talk in the Home Press of the “fight” which was then being waged in Britain between the rail and the road carriers. To-day road competition still worries the railways, but most of the “fighting” has given way to sensible negotiation over the conference table, and almost every day, fresh working agreements are being come to between the Home railways and the road carriers, aiming at the elimination of competition and the co-ordination of their respective services.—From our London Correspondent.page break
A Famous Scot goes Fishing
“It's. A Graand Morrning For Fushing!“: Sir Harry Lauder Embarking For The Fishing Grounds.
“Stop Your Tickling, Jock!“: Sir Harry Lauder (With Pipe) Landing His Mako Shark.
“Bless Ma Soul, I Took Yon Fesh For A Telegraph Pole”: Sir Harry Lauder With His 340-Lb. Mako Shark.
“A Shark'Ll Have Mae Bit Hawp Wi A Scot As His Opponent”; Sir Harry Lauder In Confident Mood.
“Gosh—But He;S A Braw, Big Fesh, And A Grand Fechter”; Sir Harry Lauder Lands His 340-Pounder.
“And Now I'Ll Hae A Wee Deoch-An-Doris-Just To Celebrate”: Sir Harry Lauder In Smiling, Victorious Mood.
(By Courtesy of the “Sketch,” London.)
“The best holiday of my life” was Sir Harry Lauder's comment on his recent visit to New Zealand's northern fishing grounds where he was successful in landing a 340lb. mako shark. The above illustrations shew the famous comedian in some characteristic attitudes.