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Excitement at Darwin Stadium [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 7 December 1941
Excitement - at Darwin Stadium At the Darwin Stadium on Frida" night, there was plenty of excitemeni despitet the fact that only three fight! were staged, including a three-roun der by twd boys; Before the start of the first pre liminary, a four or five foot browi snake made its appearance in thl "centre aisle." There was a great scurrying a: quite-a few, patrons jumped on tot of' their seats. '- The snake took refuge under the ring and. was hunter out; at last a naval rating killed ii with, a piece of four by four timber; In the main fight Davis appeared to hit Dickman very- low ini the first round, and was warned by the referee. In the second, round the crowd roared 'their objection when Davis again appeared to hit Dickman low, but it was missed by the referee. Before the finish of this round Dick man was again hit low and the crowd jumped- to their- feet .and those at the Wrngside pounded the canvas de manding the referee to disqualify Davis, which referee Vaughan lost no time in...
SIGHT-SAVING SCHOOLS [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 7 December 1941
SIGHT-SAVING SCHOOLS Hobart, Thursday.-The Sight saving School at Hobart has proved so successful that classes are to be established in various parts of the State. The sight-saving scheme, intro duced by the State Government, is the first of its kind in the Common wealth. SIt was established with the aid of eye specialists and incorporates a special lighting system and color scheme' for writing, reading a'nd training according to the type of eye ailment. Several instances of total blindness have been prevented.
EMPLOYMENT FOR SOLDIERS [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 7 December 1941
EMPLOYMENT FOR SOLDIERS Brisbane, Friday.--The Queensland Treasurer told State Parliament that Queensland's arrangements for re serve stocks of emergency comtno lities surpassed all other States. Par liament announced that it had de cided to give preference to returned. soldiers as regards employment after this war. _ V
YESTERDAY'S SCRATCHINGS (Sydney and Melbourne) [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 7 December 1941
YESTERDAY'S SCRATCHINGS (Sydney and Melbourne) RANDWICK: (Nursery), Mareden, Grand Vision: (Farm Trial), Pall Mall, Response: (Kirkham Stakes), all started: (Farm Trial, 2nd div.), Condignity; (Camden Handicap), Merimba; (War wick Handicap), all started; (Welter). Beaucaire, Foxwood. MENTONE: (Murray Handicap), Ta hitian, Grand Legion: (Manumbar Han dicap), Silver Light, Law Student, Kala pani, Sun Rocks, Milne: (Manumbar Handicap) 2nd dliv.), all started; (Epsom Cup), Telergy; (Mordialloc Stakes) all started: Cheltenham Handicap), Triton, Mercury Bay, Hostillus; (Parkdale Wel ter), all started).
U. S. Tennis Stars TURN PRO Rigg and Kovacs [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 7 December 1941
U.S. Tennis Stars TUIRN iRO. Rigg and Kovacs New York.-Bobby Riggs and Frank Kovacs, two of America's outstanding amateur tennis players, have turned professional. They made the announcement with in a few hours of their suspension by the Lawn Tennis Association. The president (Mr. Holcombe \Ward) refused to divulge what charges prompited this action by the amateur' rules ,conmmittee. When interviewed Kovacs said: "Did 1 take money? The answer is who'-hasn't? "Amateur tennis stinks. There's no money in it any more." .Kovacs-said lie and Riggs .would team against DonaldcBuidge arid Fred Perry in a nation-wide tour of :8 matches. - The series will. start on Deceniber 26 at Madison Square Garden, SA percentage of the takings will be dividedl among the players. .-- -V - . " )
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 7 December 1941
INDIES READY FOR DEFENCE. "Elephant Ear" sound detectors used by the Netherlands East Indies Army for picking up the hum of aircraft engines at long distances. It has been announced that the Indies Army and Air Force have been brought up to war strength.
Mailey Reads Wisden's Learns About Bowling [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 7 December 1941
Malley Reads. Wiie?en's Learns About Bowling . (By Arthur Mailey) By clean-bowling all ten op ponents for Callen Park against A.M.P. last Saturday, A. David son equalled a go-year-old record.' J. Wilson ("Good Old Wisclen"), in a North: v. South inatch at Lord's in 1850, clean-bowled all ten south erniers. No particulars are available.. The scorer, a.southerner,: collapsed at the 8th wicket. Here are some other "real" bowl ing performances. During ,it Canadian Army: match in France inI Igi., Private: J., ieake took' the whole of the' opposing team's wickets with I2 'balls. . ..Yorkshireman H1edley,Verity took 1o wickets for 0o runs against Notts in 1932. ,Away back in 1857, J. Elliot, play ing 'for Victoria 'against 'Tasmaiiia, obtained ninle \vickets for two runs. Three "hat-tricks" in the first in nings and two. in the second was 15 year-old W. Clarke's best perform ance. He did is in a school match iin Kent in 1912. Playing with the 1878. and 188o ,Australian teams, Spofforth, .t...
Australian's Perfect POLISH GENERAL PRAISES A.I.F. [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 7 December 1941
Australian's Perfect POLISH GENERAL PRAISES A.I.F. Kuibyshev (Russia), Thurs day.-When the Polish Premier and Commander-in-Chief, Gen eral Sikorski; passed through on the way to his two-hour con ference with M. Stalin in Mos cow, he was asked by the Sydney Morning Herald's correspondent as to what he thought of the A.I.F., from whom the Poles took over at Tobruk, and he replied, "They,.are perfect.". "They have such impetuousness," he said. "The "Poles are' their com rades."',. "Why impetuous?" lie was asked. "Ah,. you are an Australian, so you should'- know," he, chuckled im mensely. . . Later, one' of thle" General's aides -explained what was- meant. "Your countrymeih fear nothing," he explained. "One of them just walked u'p to an .tnexploded bomb and-whiat 'do you say?-took it apart." SEarlier in the interview General Sikorskyi said-that it was an liofior for him to have conferred on' the Com mander of. the -Tobruk garrison, Major-General Morshead, the Polish V.C. He painted an o...
Preparations For Emergency Federal War Cabinet Meets In Melbourne [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 7 December 1941
Preparations I For Emergency Federal War' Cabinet Meets In Melbouri e Melbourne, Friday.-Mr. Curtin, in a statement'. issued after, tlhei War Cabniet lhad had discussions with the service chiefs in Melbou-ne,yester-, day afternoon, satid: .W.ar,..Calinet, in consitltation,;.ivithl?th.e Cliefs of ,Staff, reviiwed. i the-.preparednhes's $f the Nav , Aimy,;,and Air Force, for any eme gency. -;Thle precautiorlary. steps that lhave been. taken :to, meet any contlngency. that .rfay arise ~were ex amiiied,. and authiorty giyen for further ,essentialy .measur.es if and whe}i they s'lioild beco'e .neeessa.y." Australia's ..defenrces .were, being improved.every day, thelMinister 'for the.'.Army (Mr. Forde) stated in Canb'erta. .The, Common.wealtll,..while, desir, ing peace with her neighbors, would be able to defend herself against any j aggressor. e tree TIhe combined dtrength o th hree defence arms in Australia would, he' ;.e!irved, . be able to .de~ .,effikeivVetr: with- any force likely t...
LULL ON LIBYA FRONT Now Revealed That A.I.F. Fought With New Zealand Troops N.S.W. BATTALION IN ACTION [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 7 December 1941
LULL ON LIBYA FRONT Now Revealed ThtA.IF" Fought: Witli1 N1' Zealand Troops N.S.W. BATTALION"IN ACTION . The British and Axis forces ii Libya have paused for re-orrgahisa tion and refittihg.'; OIC'i of ..the suririises6f 'th canipaigii isthi announcenient that. Austialians. are again infthe forefront of.: the battle. ;It.. had been iritended' that the Australians :should leave Tobruk', witi" the rest` of the. division, which held it. so '.long. At the last nioment, however, .uniepected circumstances .made this impossible, states a Cairo report. Atustraliaiis, ".iticlitding a .-New South Wales bitttalioti'. took their place in, the fighting beside the New Zealanders in the corridor leaiding to, Tobruk, , The Australians, with another New Zealand ,force, helped tthe New Zea land fornia,tion to hbld its positions near Sidi. Rezegh, after terrific fighting on November 29, On the same night German tanks tried to smash their way through at El Duda-one of the key positions of the corridor....
RUSSIANS PUSH NAZIS BACK STILL FURTHER Moscow Offensive Slackens [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 7 December 1941
RUSSIANSE PUSH NAZIS BACK STILL FURTHER Moscow Offensive Slackens LONDON, Saturday.-The German armies are now in full retreat in the central and southern sectors. The Russians have given the Germans no respite since the victory at Rostov. On the Moscow front the Red Army is also launching fierce counter-attacks aimed at smashing the German drive on the capital. On the' Moscow front alone, Rus sia. claims that Germany has lost Io,ooo killed" and wounded in the past .seven days'- fighting Russia counter-attacked in the north and- regained the seven miles captured: by the Germans, earlier in the week. The Germatns ard now re treating in this area. Leningrad is still, holding. its - ground, .while- no- news whatever has been received from the Tula'section,. directly south of the .city where the Germhans claim to: be.advancing and hlave half encircled .Moscow. * Mashal' " Timoshenko's army continues its victorious advance, :.and has retaken- 3,400 square miles of Russian territory. West ...
Labor Party Support For Conscription [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 7 December 1941
Labor Part ySupportt For 'Conscription London, Thursday.-The Labor Parliamentary Party decided to day to support tie Government's proposals tQ. pnobilie,.the man and woman-power of the country,,, The decision was reached by a substantial 'iiijo'rity:. At an earlier meeting, 3rT Labor -mnembers had intinmlated tlihat tlhey in -tendedc to table the fbllowiiig amen?d -meat:- in order to'secure the full,utiili-. sation of. national resources, in dustries `iifal ,to - the successful prosecutioin of the war, especi ally transior'tVa?idcoal andi mui' tion factories, shouldbe brought under public ownership, and .con trol, and the. necessary. legislation introduced forthwith. Whenl the debate was resumed to ,day .Mr. Ellis Smith (Labor), .*who claimed to be speaking on behalf d? -the Labor movement as a whoi'le, de clared that -State contrbl, f all. in-. ,,dustry was essential to the .success :ful prosecution of the war.
TODAY'S SHORT STORY Descent from Grace [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 7 December 1941
TODAY'S SHORT STORY Descent : from Graee By Mairk' Hellinger She hadn''t ".rmeant .to say it. Not -really:. The words ha just p: gopped outi.iAnd .even: while they. were tumbling with liquid venom from" her. lipis 'she' kIew' it was all. wrong. Shet looked, at him and wvatched hiln ,,grow .still. Saw the' deadness come into his eyes. "Noted' the sag of" the, lean, pale jaw. Felt the shoulders sag... And she stood mute as' he 'grabbod his hat and walked out. Millie wanted to ,.scream. She want'ed1 to shout: "Oh, Tom,' come back! 'Please, ldear'Tomni, don't walk out like that! I didn't mean what I said, Tom!` I swear!" Yes, she could have fallen to hier knees and begged forgiveness. 'But he never glanced back. HeI-Ie merely closed the door as quietly as lie had opened it, fifteen minutes before. . So now she sat. alone, hoping and praying that he would come back.. She cursed herself; called herself ten thousand kin'ds of fools for' havitig said it. For having said whit?' Why, for havi...
BIG LOSSES SUFFERED BY N.Z. FORCES Libya Advance Costly [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 7 December 1941
BIG- 'LOSSES SUFFERED BY N.Z;, ,FORCES. Libya Advaiie Costly Wellington, Friday.--Tbhe New Zealand losses iii Libya are de scribed as severe by .the com manderI: of ,the. New -,Zealand forces (Major-General Freyberg) in a personal niessage ti'"the Prime Minister '(Mr. Fraser) yesterday. The message, `Whict? was sent. froth -the ibattle frotit, said that the New Zealanders 'hlifd:: beei , engaged in severe fighting. ' Major-Geiieral Firey berg added. that sorie time must' elapse ~Ibffore. he could ,olbtain tlie complete facts necessary fot: fuller reports. The Conimandelr-it-Clief in the ZMiddle East . (General Sir :Claude Auchinleck) has cabled to ":' r. Fraser that the .New" Zealiintil '1b i gades iii' the.,Sidi Rezegh. and To' brtik areas "fouglit magnificently and inflicted very heavy losses on the etiemy." Mr. Fraser had p reviousiy an nounced that' he had been in formed by'the Middle East com mand that'iBrigadier. J." Hargest, M.P., commandeir 'f the 5th New Zealand Infantry Bi...
ALL ABOARD FOR SINGAPORE THE STORY SO FAR [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 7 December 1941
ALL ABOARD FORI SINGAPORE1 By FRANK CLUNE .. THE STORY SO FAR Awaiting the triumphant quartette aOf" globe-girdlers on the aerodrome at Dar-~ win was an Australian Flying Corps. officer, Lieutenant Hudson Fysh; D.F.C., pan old messmate and fighting, mate' of Ross Smith in Palestine days. Withi an other A.F.C. officer, Lieutenant P;. J McGin~ess, D.F.C., D.C.M.,. he had travelled overland ..from Cloncurry in western Queensland to. clear a landing ground at Darwin for the competition While Fysh remained. at.'"Darwilr, .as official "checker-in,"- LMcGinnesq' -re turned overland, cleared a landing Sground at Newcastle Waters, then went on to prepare the landing-ground ?.at, Cloncurry,. where he was.waiting to wel come Ross Smith and his. merry men, on their arrival there. £10,000 .to the good. Needless to say, Fysh and McGin ness were delighted that their old, cob .ber of Number One Squadron, Ross. Smith, had landed the spondulicks and the great fame and acclaim of an epoch marking flig...
Camp Gossip And Sport By Your Own Correspondents NAVY Play Appreciated [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 7 December 1941
And Sport By Your Own Correspondents NAVY Play Appreciated Oni Tuesday night last, the Army Educational Corps presented "White Cargo" for the benefit of Naval per sonnel. The "wet rot" which eats into people whose lot it is to live in the' tropics was well appreciated by Darwin dwellers. SThe play was excellent, considering the difficulties of staging and produc tion in tle Boom Barracks. Some of the characters were strongly and effectively drawn, notably WVitzel, the hard-bitten manager, who. had lived through innunieralle years of West Coaist hell, and the Doctor whose drunken decay. was sympathetically portrayed. .Tondeleyo, played by Miss Toni Hurley, introduced a note of disturbing disquiet in her Dorothy Lamourish sarong.- The announce mentf, "I am Tondeleyo," produced an electrical, disturbance in the Boom Barracks; After the performance thanks were tendered 'by Paymaster-Lieutenant Conimander A. E. Shari' to Captain 'E. C. McCoy and the Army Educa tioni Service and all who p...