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Broadcasting Programmes 2NC-244 METRES [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
Broadcasting Programmes 2NC— 244 METRES TO-NIGHT.— 5.30: 2FC. Children's Session. G.0: 2BL. Cricket. G.30: Sporting Session. 6.50: Cricket re sumes. 7.0: 2FG'. News. 7.15: News commentary. 7.25: 2BL. Music. 7.40: 2NC. Local News. 7.45: 2FC. After dinner Show. S.0: Community sing ing concert. 9.0: Film Review, by Kenneth Mackenzie. 9.15: Jim David son's Dance Baud. 9.30: 2FC. News. 9.45: 'Money for Nothing,' a B.B.C. recording. 10.0: 'Melody on the Wing.' 10.30: 2FC. Empire Christmas Broadcast. 11.15: Jim Davidson's Dance Band. 11.50: News. 12.0: Close. TO-MORROW.— 10.0: Devotional Service. 10.15: Recorded. 10.16: Pro gramme Announcements. 10.20: Wom en's Session. 11.0: 'Design,' talk by W. Bunning. 11.20: Regional Session. 11.25: 2Nr. Local Teacups. 11.30: 2NC. Cross to 2BL. 11.25: Cricket, Victoria v New South Wales. Noon: Mid-day Melodies. 12.20: Essential Services. 12.35: Mid-day Melodies. 12.40: 2NC, relay A. B.C. National Pro gramme. 1.10: Cricket. Victoria v. New South Wales. ...
RED CROSS Appeal for Pyjamas And Sox SYDNEY, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
RED CROSS Appeal for Pyjamas And Sox SYDNEY, Tuesday. Just 2000 pairs of pyjamas — no more and no less — have been asked for by the third week in January ' to equip the hospital which will bj leav ing with the 2nd A.I.F., so branch sec retaries are being besought to look through their cupboards and to send everything they possibly can before the end of the first, week in January. New South Wales' allotment for socks is 5000 pairs, and other Red Cross supplies are being asked for in equal amount. There can be no summer vacation for ardent Red Cross workers, sewing machines ard knit ting needles this season.
Only One Way To Resist Aggression PARIS, December 25. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
Only One Way To Resist Aggression ? $ ? PARIS, December 25. | 'The people of the world must understand that they cannot pre vent aggression by trembling be for the aggressor, but only by putting up a barrage of courage and determination,' declared the French Premier (M. Daladier), in a Christmas broadcast. 'We shall not take the initiative in inflicting now sufferings, but will re turn each blow,' ho declared. 'For the last century Germany has fought her wars on the territory of other people, but this time she is being kept within her own boundaries. We will keep an exact account of all her crimes. 'We are fighting not against other people, but against war itself. Think what this night must mean for the vic tims of the mau against whom we are fighting. Think of the people of Prague who anxiously sit in their homes while the mocking laughter of their con querors sounds throughout the city. Think of the desolation and misery in Warsaw where typhus is raging now that bombs and shells h...
STALIN RETURNS THANKS For Birthday Greetings LONDON, Dec. 25. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
STALIN RETURNS THANKS For Birthday Greetings ('Mercury' Service) LONDON, Dec. 25. While Russia's solitary Catho lic Church in Moscow celebrated Mass in honour of Christmas, which Is not recognised by the Soviet Union, M. Stalin was ac knowledging birthday congratula tions. M. Stalin sent the following mes sage to tile German Foreign Minister. Herr von Ribhentrop: 'Tlioro is every reason why the friendship be tween the peoples of Germany and Russia, which has been cemented with blood, should be lasting and firm.' M. Stalin also sent messages to Herr Hitler, to the President of Slo vakia, Dr. Tiso, to the Turkish For eign Minister, M. Saracoglu, and to the head of the Finnish Red puppet government, M. Kuusinen (who was reported yesterday to have been ar rested). To M. Kuusinen, M. Stalin stated: 'I wish the Finnish people early and complete victory over their oppres sors, the Mannerheim-Tanner gang.' In a message to General Chiang Kai-shek M. Stalin wished him 'com- plete victory over...
RADIO OPERATORS FOR R.A.A.F. TRAINING TO START IMMEDIATELY [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
RADIO OPERATORS FOR R.A.A.F. TRAINING TO START IMMEDIATELY The Acting Minister for Air (Mr. H. E. Holt) announced to day that early in the new year the first of a series of courses is to start at the Melbourne Tech nical College for the training of wireless operators for the Royal Australian Air Force.. Already young men are being recruited all over Australia for selection for these courses. Successful applicants arc enlisted into the Royal Australian Air Force with the rank of Aircraftsman, Class I., and mustered as Aircraft Haiid (W.T. Operator). After a short course of drill training on Air Force stations they will be drafted to the Technical College to commence their wireless training. Mr. Holt said that recruiting centres have been set up in e^ch capital city to deal with these and other inquiries for enlistment in the Royal Australian Air Force. Applicants for the courses of wireless training in the Air Force are selected from young men between the ages of IS and 25. Considera...
KING REFERS TO UNITY OF THE EMPIRE "BOUND BY CAUSE OF CIVILISATION" BROADCAST BY HIS MAJESTY ON CHRISTMAS DAY LONDON, December 25. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
KING REFERS TO UNITY OF THE EMPIRE 'BOUND BY CAUSE OF : ' CIVILISATION' BROADCAST BY HIS MAJESTY ON CHRISTMAS DAY . ? .- :? ' ? ('Mercury' Service) LONDON, December 25» 'I . 'To all who are preparing themselves to serve their country, on sea, land or in the air 1 send greetings,' declared the King in a broadcast message to-day. 'At this time men and women in our far-flung Emp ire are working with one and the same purpose. All are members of a great family of nations, which is prepared to sacrifice everything that freedom may be saved for the world. 'Such is the spirit of the Empire-the great Dominions,^ India, and every coSoray, Sarge and smaSS. Offers of help have come from all alike, for which the mother country can never be sufficiently grateful. Such unity of aim and effort has never been seen in the world before. 'I believe from my heart that the cause which binds together my peoples and our gallant and faithful Allies is the cause of Christian civilisation. True civilisation c...
BOMBS AND LEAFLETS DROPPED ON FINLAND THREE PLANES DESTROYED FINNS FIGHTING NOW ON RUSSIAN SOIL LONDON, December 25. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
BOMBS AND LEAFLETS DROPPED ON FINLAND THREE PLANES DESTROYED FINNS FIGHTING NOW ON ('Mercury' Service) LONDON, December 25. Hundreds of Russian planes flew over the country throughout the day, some dropping bombs and others leaflets. The main object, apparently, was to disturb the Finnish ob servances of Christmas. Three enemy planes were shot down near Wiipuri, where it was officially announced that Finnish troops were fighting on Russian soil for the first time since the invasion. The Russians were driven back across their own frontier east of Leiksa, in ? the Lake Ladoga area. The British United Press correspondent at Wiipuri reports ,, that Russian planes repeatedly bombed the city to-day. There were over 30 machines in one raid, but the casualties were only a few wounded. They would have been higher but for the fact that the population has been practically fully evacuated. Some bombs weighed 200 pounds. Buildings were demolished and crat ers formed in the roads, but there was n...
HOSTELS Planned For A.I.F. LEAGUE SCHEME SYDNEY, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
HOSTELS Planned For A.I.F. LEAGUE SCHEME SYDNEY, Tuesday. The Returned Soldiers' League plans to establish In Sydney and Newcastle a number of permanent hostels for members of the Sec ond A.I.F. on leave. Duritig the Christmas week-end, many men. who had not sufficient monev to purchase accommodation, slept in parks and in the Domain. It is proposed that about 400 beds be supplied for soldiers with a liquor bar, free buffet and recreation facili ties. The hostels will be mainly for men who have not relatives in Sydney or Newcastle. The plan provides for about 300 beds in Newcastle, as ii Is thought there will be more urgent cases there. The State president of the league, Mr. L. A. Robb, stated to-day that the league expected the Government would grant a special liquor licence for a Sunday hostel. He added that he also expected that, within a few days, the Federal Gov ernment would announce that wet canteens would be provided for Sol dier? in camps. ? ?
UNREST IN METAL INDUSTRY Holiday Problem SYDNEY, TUESDAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
UNREST IN METAL INDUSTRY Holiday Problem SYDNi/Y. Tuesday. The Sydney organiser of the Amal gamated Engineering Union, Mr. J. Leary, stated to-day that there was considerable dissatisfaction among members of his union with the de cision of the Federal Arbitration Court regarding paid annual holidays He forecast trouble in the metal trade unless the matter was recti fied. When the unions applied last week for paid annual holidays for the period between Christmas and New Year the Court replied that the ap plication referred only to members of the manufacturing section. 'It is likely that this decision may sound the death-knell of the belief in arbitration in the metal industry,' concluded Mr. Leary.
No Truce on Western Front ENEMY PATROLS WERE ACTIVE EAST OF THE MOSELLE PARIS, December 25. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
No T race on W estern Front ENEMY PATROLS WERE ACTIVE EAST OF THE MOSELLE ('Mercury' Service) I PARIS, December 25. Hopes that there would be a truce between the German and the combined British and French armies on the western front, as was the case in 1914, were dashed to-day when enemy patrols were active east of the Moselle. The evening Wear communique report ed: 'Enemy patrols were repulsed east of the Moselle River.' Sentries and gunners, were kept un waveringly vigilant, but fog and frost stopped all except essential move ments. It also immobilised the air forces. The war zone was blanketed with a white mist and roads were coated with ice. The Duke of Gloucester was unable to roach the Gloucestershire Regi ment and drove Viscount Gort to a town near headquarters for a hotel dinner,. ? ? ? ? ' . Their Majesties' Christmas cards, were delivered to each man on ser vice, and most of them enjoyed an almost no .al Christmas5 dinner. Many air force officers donned beards and acted Sa...
Riot In Irish Gaol LONDON, December 25. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
Riot In Irish Gaol LONDON. December 25. ' Mutiny broke out in the Londonderry Gaol where 60 Republican suspects have been interned for the duration of the war. ('Mercury' Service) Forty-five of them, who volunteered for exercise this morning, overpowered five warders and locked them in the cells. They also locked two steel doors in the corridors. ? The men then set fire to their bed ding, smashed the gaol furniture, de monstrated from windows, overlooking the street, and displayed two Republi can flags. Police and soldiers arrived at the gaol and released their imprisoned colleagues. Plumbers were called to the scene and they opened the barred steel doors in the corridors with an oxy acetylene burner. The prisoners made a final stand in a cell, where they had armed them selves with bottles and boards with nails. Police stormed the cell in vain, but the fire brigade turned on the hose and compelled the prisoners to sur render after a five hours' siege.
BOYS BLAMED Fire at St. Peter's School SYDNEY, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
BOYS BLAMED Fire at St. Peter's School SYDNEY, Tuesday. An attempt, believed' to have been made by boys, to burn down the school at St. Peters, was unsuccess ful. During the week-end a huge pile of hooks was made in the centre of the floor and then ignited. The boys then ran away. It was found this morning that the only damage done, apart from the burning of the books, was a large hole in the floor. For the first time in history, women doctors are to be official members of the British Royal Army Medical Corps with military status.
Ambulance's Long Trip Sydney, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
Ambulance's Long Trip Sydney, Tuesday. The ambulance made a 400 miles trip from Sydney to Bateman's Bay and return in order that Mr. P. Tritton (71), of Lakemba, could re ceive treatment for a fract ured thigh and aJso be with his family on Christmas Day. Tritton received his injury in a motor car accident on Saturday. The ambulance left Syd ney on Sunday morning and was back in Sydney early on Christmas Day.
Mainly Fine [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
Mainly Fine N.S.W. Forecast: Some isolated showers, chiefly In the northern and eastern districts, but mostly fine, warm to hot and sultry. ? Patches of night and morning fog in the eaotern half of ' the State, with mainly north to north east winds, fresh to squally on I the coast. Hastings, Hunter and Manning forecast: Some isolated thunder showers, but mainly fine with scattered cloud. Warm to sultry. Patches of morning mist and fog in river valleys. Freshening to squally north-east breeze on the coast. Slight seas.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
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