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Popular Sportsmen In Fighting Services [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 December 1941
Popular Sportsmen In Fighting Serices V. Y.' Richardson, for-mer' Austra lian Test cricket captain and inter state footballer, l'as j6ined the ad mninistrative staff of the R.A.A.F. -He had been a member of the -Sturt (S.A.), cricket club for 30 years, and played regularly until last Saturday. Norman Von Nida, well-known professiornal golf" champion, tired of waiting a -call :from the Air Force, has now enlisted in the A.I.F. "
LEADING JOCKEY RETIRES Bastian Unable To Make Weight [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 December 1941
LEADING JOCKEY - RETIRES Bastian Unable To Make Weight Owing to difficulty in keeping down his weight, H. Bastian, has handed in his jockey's licence to the S.A.J.C. As a result of his success on Burgee in Adelaide last Saturday, he had taken the .lead, in the winning jockeys' list for the metropolitan area this season., ,He has piloted i6 firsts, i. seconds, and . 7 thirds. R. Med liurst is next with -i5' winners, 13 seconds, and Ii thirds. '7v-_
Army News Crossword No. 17 [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 December 1941
Army News Crossword Ni 17 ACROSS 1 Unit of weight 4 Aferican coins 0 Italian car dinal and scholar 12 Sleeveless garment' 13 Brick dried in the sun 14 Fragment 15 Give up wholly 17 Small eggs 19 Patron saint of. lawyers 20 Hawaiian goose 21 French painter 23 Dust-laden wind 26 Verbal 27 Polynesian chestnut 28 The gums 29 Parcel 6f land 30 Part of a gar ment turned back 31 Fairy fort 32 Poem 33 Feminine nalme '34 Matron 35 Begin again 37 Cuts the outer nart' from 38 Noise 39 Burmese srrlte 40 Capital of Columbia 43 Oceann island in medieval romance 47 Historical period 48 Run, off with lover 50 Before 51 Decline 52 Scrapes with somethihg sharp 53 Not dry SOLUTION TO No. 17 PUZZLIE WILL APPEAR NEXT SUNDAY - DOWN 1 Diminutive of Theodore 2 Subdivision of a 'clan in Laconia 3 Mana!ges a vessel 4 Reckons chronologic ally 5 Contain days in the Roman calendar 6 Japanede measure 7 Black varieties of rubber 8 More than two o Consisting of minute particles 10 Exist 11 Possessive nronoun 16 Eg...
ACCIDENT CAUSES FATAL INJURIES [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 December 1941
ACCIDENT CAUSES FATAL INJURIES Adelaide, Tuesday. - Mrs. Nellie May Brown (26), of Wright Street, Adelaide, sustained fatal injuries when a motor cycle on which she was a pillion passenger came into col lision with a motor buckboard at the intersection of Marion and Cowan dilla Roads, Cowandilla, on Satur (lay night, Mrs. Brown was taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital in a civil ambutlance, and died soon after arrival. The motor cycle was ridden by Thomas Edward Sincock, soldier, of Brooker Terrace, North Richmnond, who escaped with lacerations, and the driver of the buckboard was Clar ence Stanley Cook, carrier, of Malain Street, Lockleys.
NEW STRATEGIC ROUTE NEARS COMPLETION [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 December 1941
NEW STRATEGIC' ROUTE NEARS COMPLETION "The important strategic route joining \WVestern Queensland and the Great North-South Road is rapidly nearing completion," said the Minis ter for the Army (Mr. Forde), in a recent staten~tit. The actual construction work was being performed by the Queensland Main Roads Commission, and the M.I.M.F. (Mt. Isa Maintenance Force), under the control of Northern Command, was supplyitig food and petrol and arranging for medical and sanitation requirements, added' Mr. Forde. Similar work on the North South Road had been performed by the D.O.M.F. (Darwin Overland Maintenance Force). "The roadh will be trafficable .for at least nine months 'of the year, but if the seasons are favorable it will be traversible for the whole twelve months," Mr. Forde declared. Finance Provided The road actually started at Mt. Isa railhead. The Commonwealth Government had provided finance for that portion which began at Camoo weal and covered three hundred-odd miles to a point...
New Overland Telegraph Line [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 December 1941
New Overland Telegraph Line Representing one of the world's most spectacular achievements in the laying of telegraph wires, the second Adelaide-Darwin line has been completed. The successful conclusion of, the final work in the z,8oo mile linking of Adelaide with Dar win by a second telegraph line is a national epic. The first messages over the new line were sent early on Monday, and since then both lines have been working at full pressure to cope with the greatly increased traffic because of the war.
SPORTING FLASHES FROM EVERYWHERE RACING CLUB DONATIONS A.J.C.'s £34,825 For War Fund [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 December 1941
SPO TINGr LEYASHE S FROM EVERYWHERE RACING CLUB DONATIONS A.J.C.'s £34,825 For War Fund Sydney, Wednesday. - The A.J.C. has given another £7000 to the Lord Mayor's Patriotic Fund. SThis makes their total.contribution to the fund £34,825, which is the largest by any orga'nisitioi. SThe Red Cross Race Fund Com Smittee has raised £41,453, from two meetings. atd an art union, in two years. From their last meeting in Sep tember, £15,055 was raised, with an administrative expense of only £io. The A.J.C. also maintains the SSussex Street soldiers' hostel, where 60,ooo men have been accommodated. "Few Realise It" During the 1914-18 war, the A.J.C. raised L1I3,6i7 for patriotic purposes. They also bought the Canonbury Home at Darling Point for soldiers and sailors. They have maintained it ever since at an annual cost of £5ooo. "It would be impossible to estimate the amount of money raised for pat riotic funds from racing," said the A.J.C. secretary (Mr. George Rowe) on Monday. "The A.J.C. al...
STATE SWIMMING TITLES STILL ON Championships To Be Held In Daytime [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 December 1941
STATE SWIMMING TITLES STILL ON Championships To Be - Held In Daytime Sydney, Wednesday. - The State Swimming Association Council has decided not to post pone the State championships on .January io and 14. The championships will be held in the daytime instead of at night, as originally planned. The executive was given power to make any change considered neces sary in arrangements. "If there is a call-up we may .have no competitors, even though we haye the entries, in January," said- the president (Mr. L. Duff). "Nevertheless, we will endeavor to continue so long as it does not inter fere with the war effort." New South Wales will recommend to the Australian Swimming Union that the junior boys': and girls' ioo yards freestyle championships be de cided by time trials in each State. Travelling Expenses The-council voted' against holding the junior championships in .Mel bouirne. Mi. C. D. Bell (Manly) said that all juniors should be given the oppor tunity of winning an Australian title. ...
International Cricketers' Offer to Grade Clubs [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 December 1941
International Cricketers' Offer to Grade Clubs Sydney, Wednesday.-Former international and State cricketers will make comebacks to keep the game alive until the war is over. Arthur Mailey, Charlie Kelleway, Alan Kippax, and Les Gwynne are keen to help clubs. "Sooner than see grade cricket die,. I'd make a, comeback," ,said Mailey. i'Waive residential qualifications and let' me .play for any team 1 choose, and I'd certainly play." Kelleway said: "If they really want me, I'll help them oiit.";. . . Kippax: "If it comes to. the stage where grade clubs, are in a fix, count me in." Gwynne: "It's our duty td keep the game alive for the boys overseas." Mr. Harold Heydon, secretary of the N.S.W.C.A., said that grade cricket would definitely continue. "The standard may fall and some clubs may drop out, but the game will go on. "For a'few weeks clubs will have difficulty-in organising teams owing to cancellation of leave and further call-up. "After thatg grade cricket should again function sm...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 December 1941
S!4 4Aessag, w ai S. SOLDIER RECOMMENDS IODEX TO NE WLY. ENLIS T ED BROTHER A Yarraville lady writes: "My brother in the Middle East has sent. the following advice to Ihis younger brother, who is about to go abroad: " 'Get a jar of lodex and carry it with you always, especially in the Tropic flelt, as it is the only thing I know of that will heal IWog (Arab) Sores. ".'Nearly everyone gets these running sores, which are very difficult to heal. I have had dozens but can always stop them in two days with lodex and they heal without leaving a scar'" As a proven First-Aid remedy, w"lodex" is famous throughout the world. In Egypt, India, Africa, China Don,'t Ireaa it tlgAerty-t'* and Malaya-in fact, in every tropi. a real burn. tODEX will cal and sub-tropical country-where quickly penaerate deeply sores quickly become septic, "lodex" and snathe and lheat the has proved of exceptional value not darnagd, In-taned ttisus.#.. only as a dressing for wounds and. sores, but also in the treatment...
Revision of Reserved Occupation List [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 December 1941
Revision of Reserved Occupation iList Canberra, Tuesday.--By a drastic revision of the register of reserved occupations now being completed by the manpower authorities advising the Federal Government, large num hers of men at present exempt from. military service will be removed from the reserved list. It was stated officially on Monday night that a new principle will be inItroduced in dealing with reserved occupations in future. Instead -of general reservation covering all men in a certain cate gory, reservations from military ser vice will be granted in many indus tries only on an-individual bjasis.
TWO KILLED IN PLANE CRASH [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 December 1941
TWO KILLED IN PLANE CRASH A fight sergeant and a leading aircraftsman were killed .when a single-engined R.A.A.F. aircraft crashed three miles west of Tumut (N.S.W.), last Sunday. The victims were Flight-Sergeant William Armour McGrath, pilot, 26, married, formerly of Emu Plains (N.S.W.), and Leading Aircraftman William Joseph Werner, flight mech anic, 2o, single formerly of Penrith (N.S.W.) The aircraft struck trees on the top of a hill.
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 December 1941
WIFE OF "THIN MAN" enjoys life afloat. It's nice work if you can get it, and M.G.M. star, Diana LeWis, who radiates dimples in the sunshine, does get it. She advocates a life afloat. The young wife of that suave "Thin Man" of the screen, William Powell, has been cast in a film with her hus band, untitled as yet, but promising her a bright future.
MILITIA WILL NOT BE GOING ABROAD Needs In Home Defence [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 December 1941
MILITIA WILL NOT BE COINC ABROAD Needs In Home Defence Members of the Australian Militia Forces would not be sent to any points outside Australia except to Commonwealth Terri tories or, territories under the con trol of the Commonwealth Gov ernment, the Minister for the Army (Mr. Forde), said, on Monday. There was no necessity to send the men elsewhere, Mr. Forde said. The members of the A.M.F. were enlisted and" were required to defend Austra lia. A.I.F. men were recruited for overseas service and there was at present a substantial reservoir of A.[I.[F. recruits in the Middle East, and in addition, a substantial num ber in A.I.F. camps in Australia. The members of the A.M.F. would be trained and used exclusively for the defence of Australia and its ter ritories, the Minister said. They could not be used for any other pur pose except by an amendment of the Australian Defence Act, which the Government did not intend to amend, because there was no neces sity to do so. Rights and Privi...
PROPERTY FIRE TO BE INVESTIGATED [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 December 1941
PROPERTY FIRE TO BE INVESTIGATED Damage estimated at 50o waas caused by a fire on tile property of Mr. Badman, M.H.R., at Rhynie (S.A.) early on Monday morning, and destroyed 12 acres of wheat, five acres of barley stubble, and seven cwt, of flax. The manager of the property (Mr. G. -. Lang) and local residents put out the fire within an hour. Detective C. Hanrahan, of Ade laide, has gone to Rhynie to investi gate.