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Daughter Of “Golden Miller” Is Wed
Falkirk Herald -Saturday 18 June 1955
Miss May Miller, daughter of Mr W. Miller, the well known ex- Falkirk footballer who was known as the “Golden Miller,” was married to Dr. Peter Roughead, M.B., Ch.B., D/Ph., 40 South Broomage Avenue, Larbert, in the Trinity E.U. Church, Falkirk, on Wednesday. The wedding ceremony was performed by the Rev. F. F. Robertson, minister of the church. Football followers in the district will remember that the bride’s father , Who now lives at 63 Braemar Drive, Falkirk, played for Falkirk F.C. in 1939. Prior to that, he had played for Partick Thistle, Everton and Burnley. While playing for Partick Thistle, in the early thirties, he was three times selected to play for his country in the inside right position.

June 21, 1955. The Liverpool Echo
Ranger’s Notes
As indicated here some time ago as likely to be the case three of the four shareholders who were nominated for the Everton board have now withdrawn their names this obviating an election at the annual meeting on Friday. The shareholders to withdraw are Messrs J. Taylor, W. Sawyer and A. Joynston which means that Messrs Ernest Green and Jack Sharp the retiring directors will be reelected along with Mr. Colin Askham the sole remaining nominee for the vacancy due to the death of Dr. Baxter. Mr. Green will thus commence his 43rd year as an Everton director. He first joined the board in 1913.

June 23, 1955. The Liverpool Echo
Ranger’s Notes
In addition to appointing their new president the clubs will also elect a new member of the League Management Committee. For this there are eight candidates among then being Mr. Ernest Green, chairman of Everton, who is sure to poll strongly Mr. Green, has stood for the committee once before six years ago, when he received considerable support. His football experience is probably more extensive than that of any other candidate, for he has just completed 43 years on Everton board, during which he has twice had spells as chairman. He also had the advantage that he can give his full time to football affairs having retired some years ago from the scholastic professional for the second time after returning during the wartime emergency following his origins retirement just prior to 1939. In addition to Mr. Green the other candidates and Messrs E. W. Ditchburn (Sunderland). A H. Hindley (Blackpool), K. Percival (Hull City) E.S Dobell (Plymouth Arygle) W. J.Heryel (Tottenham) J.W. Joyce (Arsenal) and L.T. Shipman (Leicester).
Everton Meeting
Everton shareholders hold their annual meeting at the Central Hall Renshaw Street tomorrow evening starting a seven o’clock when unlike some gathering of a few years back the business should be harmoniously finished in almost record time. the withdrawnal of three of the four nominees for the board (Meesrs W.H. Sawyer, R.A. Joynson and J. Taylor means that messsrs E. Green and J. Sharp will be automatically re-elected for a further term of three years and that Mr. Colin Askham will join the directorate. The services to the club of the directorate. The service to the club of the two directors to be re-elected are too well known to need embellishment here. As for Mr. Askham he will bring to the board sound business experience a strong and attractive personality and considerable knowledge of the game in all its suspects. The balance sheet to be put before the shareholders shows an extremely healthy state of affairs with a profit on last season of £15,805 and a balance carried forward to next year of £52,568. Full provision has been made for deferred liabilities in the way of future taxation and repairs and shareholders will get the maximum 7 ½ per cent dividend allowed by the F.A. which takes only a meager £84 out of the kitty.

June 1955