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IPSWICH RACE PLANS ABANDONED War Emergency Affects Queensland Clubs [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 December 1941
IPSWICH RACE PLANS ABANDONED War Emergency Affects Queensland Clubs BRISBANE, Wednesday. - Be cause of the ban placed on transport facilities to race meetings, Ipswich Amateur Turf Club's races which were to have been held at Bund amba to-day, had to be abandoned' and it is' probable that no further nieetings `will 'be held there during Ihe duration of the war. Next Saturday's' Doomben meeting. has also been cancelled as both Doomben and' Ascot' race courses have been-' taken over for military camps and' tro6ps are now in occu pation . Nomination money for both meet igs has been refunded. 1, A substitute meeting for Doomben will be held -at Albion Park (Bris bane), next Saturday. ; Beaudesert meeting for Dedember' 24 is also abandoned. Many well-known jockeys ' are eligible for military service, includ ing .N. Sellwood, W. Carmont, G. Williams, G. Bougoure, L. Reynolds and W. Martell:. These have passed medical tests and are to enter camp shortly. N. McGrowdie was one of the few rid...
A Mark Hellinger Short Story A TRIFLE TOO GOOD [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 December 1941
A Mark Hellinger Short Story AkTRIFL. ETOO GQOD There was a little festival that day. And Sniot ithout reason. Little Alphonise was 'm:.@ graduating from school. The old man and the old lady beamed with pardonable pride as the principal of the school called the name of Alphonse Dubois. The kid looked very neat in his bhic suit. His hair- was plastered down, and his shoes fairly glistened. He accepted the,,ribboned diploma, bowed, and walked back to his" seat. Then, back home, there was 'a little party. Not too much. Just right. Maima Dubois made chicken casserole aind papa brought out some white wine- he- had hidden in the broom closet. M?ama and papa were very happy tlut clay. Happier than they Ihad been in years. For Alphonse was their youngest and, by far,, their brightest son. The twvo older sons-Jacques and Andre-had been foolish. . They. had thought` themselves too smart.' :They wouldn't listen'to mama and papa 'Dubois. *So Jacques and Andre had been in and out of gabl for a n...
MORE WOMEN FOR MUNITION WORKS Readjustment of Labor Conditions and Awards [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 December 1941
MORE WOMEN FOR MUNITION WORKS Readjustment of Labor Conditions and Awards As a first step to carrying out a decision to employ an additional 17,ooo women in the.munitions industries, and further to expand the employment of women generally, the Federal Cabinet has approved of the principle of a readjustment of labor conditions and deter minations to increase the scope: for the employment of women, Announcing the decision, Mr. Cur tin said that women would be used in industries wherpe men were not avail able in sufficie'nt numbers to attain the agreed output of production. Mr. Curtin said that a Cabinet sub commnittee would confer with trade Union leaders and employers to de velop a plan for the wider employ nient of women. Subsequently re gulations would be gazetted to abro gate peacetime restrictions on the use of women labor in agreed ifidustries. Mr. Curtin said that the. Govern ment would guarautee that all women so employed would be employed only for the duration of the war, and...
ITALIAN CRUISERS SUFFER Brilliant Mediterranean Action [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 December 1941
ITALIAN CRUISERS SUFFER I?rilianpt Mediterranean Action LONDON, Monday.-Friday'$ announcement of the successful action . of a British submarine against an" Italiari cruiser in the Mediterranean was followed" yesterday by ani Adiiiralty statesent f. 'the sinking of another cru!iser, 'and the 'damaging of of?er warships by British destroyers.' The communique says: "Reports have been ' received of a brilliant night action fought before dawn this nMoining in the Central Mediterran ean by destroyers on patrol under lie command of Commander G. H. Stokes, D.S.C., R.N. One Italian cruiser was sunk and 'another severely damaged, and an E-boat was sunk. Our force suffered no. damage and no casualties. "Shortly after 3 a.m. the destroyperp. Sikh (Commander Stokes), Legion (Commander R. F. Jessel), and Maori (Commander R. E. Courage, D.S.O., D.S.C.), and the Netherhandls destroyer, Isaac Sweers made con tact with two Italian- cruisers one torpedo boat and one E-boat. The Allied forces inimedlia...
British Advance In Libya Enemy On Defensive [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 December 1941
British Advance In Libya Enemy On Defensive Our main forces in Libya have made still further progress from the area . to the south-west 'of Gazala (146 miles west 6f 'To bruk)' despite bad weather with low clouds and rain, states IMon day's Cairo commiinique. "Germiih tanks, lorries and infan try," it adds, "twice countei-attackled Indian and British' troops adv~!lcing to the north of Trigh-E'-Ah,. but were repulsed.. Sixteecn Gerim;in tanks were destroyed and 20 officers and 350 other ranks' captured. In addition, our troops shot down four enemy dive-bombers and 'one fighter. B' ritisli troops a little farther south-west inflicted casualties on' the criemy and captured 'about !'5o pris oners, another seven guns, also an enemy supply dump containing 70o,oo000 gallbns of fuel. They also sliot down one enemy bomber. Two Hundred Prisoners j"Sou.tli African troops in the fron tier .area captured another 200 or more prisoners, more than half of whom were Germans, "Mopping up operations o...
U.S. MINISTER IN CANBERRA Long Lease Signed For Building Site [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 December 1941
U.S. MINISTER IN CANBERRA Long Lease Signed For Building Site .On the day that the British Empire and the: United States became brothers-in-arms, the United States Minilster (Mr., Nel son T. Johnson) signd .tlihe lease for the new Americ'an-Legatioti, .. whicii'isi.now_.a 'spot, of . United . States soil at the National Capi tal at Canberra in the heart of Australia; iOn this land the American Govern moiit will erect its permanent Lega tiii? buildiings. 1M-f. Johnsoni iianded over, a cheque for £62 o (20,172 dollars and 56 cents) in pitvment for the interest and rate clharges in advance foi 99 years. -;In a short s peechi, MF. Johiisori i;voided reference to the conflict. in the- Pacific; but expressed the hope that the happy relations, be tween the two couiitries would continue. "It is particularly appropriate that this function. should. take place at a time when, after all tlihyears.of won derful friendship between 'our two countries, we are now forced into:war with the common ene...
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 December 1941
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES. Canberra, Monday.-A band of 54 Jehovah's Witnesses, on their way from Western Australia to Sydney for a conference, will probably be in- tercepted by Military Intelligence Officers. Such conferences are pro- hibited unless they are kept to religi- ous discussions.
STATE AMATEUR BOXER AS PROFESSIONAL [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 December 1941
STATE AMATEUR BOXER AS PROFESSIONAL Sydney, Tuesday.-Billy de Belin,. winner of the State.amateur welter weight title, is to turn professional. Stadiums Ltd., and Leichhardt Stadium have offered de Belin con tracts. He said: "If there's' money in the professional'game; I'ni after it." Frank O'Grady, de Belin's trainer, said:."He's just the type that will go to the top and please the crowd all the way." Brother Shbws Promise Sixteen-year-old Balmain Police Boy, Jackie de Belin, defeated State champion, Joe Cristafi, in the greatest bantam bout in memory. Jack is as promising as his more famous brother, Billy. " '7v
SOCCER CLUB DISBANDS Matches Abandoned For Duration [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 December 1941
SOCCER CLUB DISBANDS Matches Abandoned For Duration Sydney, :Wednesday. — Wol- longong State League Soccer Club has disbanded for the dura- tion of the war. This decision was made at a special meeting of players and officials held last week. The club's funds, £6o, will be given to the new H.M.A.S. Sydney Fund. Wollongong will also recommend at the State League's annual meet- ing that all competitions and cup ties be abandoned. The executive will hold office until the club is re-formed. "It dcoes not matter what wartime &nbsp; policy the State League adopts, we are definitely out," said Wollongong's president (Mr. Archie Jolley). "We expect the State League to disband also. &nbsp; Patriotic Matches Only "We may arrange a few matches for patriotic funds among players exempted from military, duties." The State League's president (Mr. Harold Read) said: "'I would not be surprised to see several clubs dis band. "Clubs like Wollongong, who have most of their players engage...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 December 1941
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ASCOT (Sydney) [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 December 1941
.ASCOT (Sydney) TOTE (5/-) RACE PLACED HORSES, RIDERS S,P. WIN PLACE '£ s. d. £ s. d. TWO-YEARLOLD PEACHBLOOM BEAUTY, 8.8 (COok) 5/1 2 13 3 7 6 HANDICAP Operetta, 8.6 (McMenamin) 6/4 6 3 (1st div.) (4 fdrs.) Ohaeawal, 8.6 (Knox) 5/1 .. - 7 3 TWO-YEAR-OLD FERVENT, 8.3 (Hickey) 10/1 3 7 '0 19 6 HANDICAP Antelope, 8.7 (J. Thompson) 7/4. - 6 3 (2nd dlv,.) (4 furs.) Judy Garland, 8.5 (Mortimer) 5/1 - 10 9 SIGN ON, 8.11 (McMenamln) 6/1 2 1 0 31. 0 WELTER Rapture, 8.0 (Delaney) 4/1 - 9 6 MILE Caclque, 8.6 (Bartle) 6/1 - 19 0 FOURTEEN-TWO KENTUCKY, 9.2 (Mulley) '4/1 .1 3 '0 8 5 HIANDICAP Lldworth, 8.7 (Morsillo) - 9 9 (4 furs.) Victor Bruce, 7:2 (Charman) - 10/1.. - 11 6 HIGHWEIGHT GOOD ONE, 9,6 (Walles) 33/1- 8 0 3 3 6 9 HANDICAP Lord Seremond, 10.2.(Young) 20/1 - 14 6 (9 furs.) St. Pancras, 9.10 (Patton) 6 - 10 9 FLYING GUNDAGAI 9.0 (Donnelly) 33/1 9 2 0 2 8 3 WELTER Phalaran, 8.0 (W. Cook) -. 3/1 - 8 0 (1st div.) (6 furs.) Marcoperl, 7.7 (Terril) 8/1 - 12 9 FLYING PETRUCHIO, 9.0 (Brace) ...
All Aboard for Singapore THE STORY SO FAR [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 December 1941
All.. Aboard r Singapore __ __RIL ... m " n , .. .. "m ". . . . THE STORY SO FAR We have followed Frank Clune's story of the trip by flying boat right from Sydney, until now, where he has landed at BataVia. The story brought us round the east. coast of Australia to Darwin, then across to Koepang, describing and giving. us details of the island of Dill--Japan's latest acquired air base, only. 400 odd miles from Darwin, then over the East Indies, telling us, at the same time, why Japan is so urgently striv ing to gain posession of these strat egic and prosperous isles. In the last instalment we read of the most im portant naval base in the Dutch East Indies-Surabaya. From there the flying boat brings our story to Batavia. Now read on : - INSTAL'MENT No. 16 While the refuelling squad are doing. their duty, ,an old friend.. Lieutenant Albert Zimmerman of the N.E.I. Army, came' out in a launch, and yarnied. ' He had an invitation for me to visit the mili tary and munition establishnients...
OLD MAN SENTENCED [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 December 1941
OLD MAN SENTENCED Sydney.—Robert William Bennett, 92, who pleaded guilty to six charges of having performed illegal opera- tions, was sentenced to three years' imprisonment at the Quarter Ses- sions. Refusing an application that on account of his age Bennett should be committed to the care of a relative or a home, Judge Hill said that it had been shown that Bennett could not be trusted if released on a bond. Ben- nett was described by the Police as a persistent abortionist. Claiming to hold a medical practitioner's degree from Chicago University, Bennett had a flat at Darlingliurst fitted out as an operating theatre.
Sydney Report Of Darwin's First Air-raid Alarm [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 December 1941
S idney Report Of Darwin's irst Air-raid Alarm, The following is the report of Darwin's first air-raid warning as published in the Sydney "Sun"'last Friday:- Darwin had..its' first air-raid warning last. Thursday night when wireless information- was received that Japanese .planes: had been sighted 3oo miles to the north flying in this direction. The. sirens wailed at o0.45 p.m. and the all-clear was not given till 12.30 a.m. &nbsp; When the sirens sounded the lights of the town went out as though controlled by one switch, and there were very few breaches. Civilians took whatever, shelter was possible, but, because: of &nbsp; mosquitoes and sand flies, this.was mostly very uncomfortable. However, planes did not come over and North Australia is yet free from enemy bombs.`
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 21 December 1941
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BOMB AIMING INSTRUCTOR Wonder Machine Being Made Here [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 21 December 1941
BOMB AIMING INSTRUCTOR Wonder Machine Being Made 'Here Canberra, Thursday.-An, in genious apparatus, based on an English model, and designed to give bomb aiming instruction to air crews on the ground under ..conditions closely approximating hose in the air, is now being ade in Australia. .The Minister for Air (Mr. Drake ford);"said td day that the "bombing teacher," which would shortly be introduced into all bombing and air guniery schools to supplement ex isting English' apparatus, was another example of the adaptability of Aus traliani industry to war emergency ccinditions. The lbombing " teacher, he added, econoimised ,flying time and enabled training to proceed at a more rapid rate. It was very effective in prac tice, and provided a perfect repre sentationv of the changing panorama on the ground as it was seen from a moving aeroplane. "The equipment which provides these varied movements is rather complicated," said Mr. Drakeford, ''and in its. construction are optical, electric ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 21 December 1941
£5 £5 £5 SERVICEMEN Win £5 Easily and Pleasantly Jusfrute Ltd. will pay Six Cash Prizes of £5 each to Servicemen stationed at Darwin or on H.M.A. Ships, for- the best recipes for drinks of which the main ingredient is Orange and-or Lemon Juice. The drinks may be of any type, alcoholic or non-alcoholic, and there is no restriction ex cept that the base must be Jusfrute Juice. THERE IS NO ENTRY FEE In the event of a tie the first recipe opened' takes the prize. The competition closes on February 14th, 1941 Simply post your entry, stating Regi. No., Rank Name, and Address, to: JUSFRUTE LIMITED GOSFORD, N.S.W. £5 £5 £5
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 21 December 1941
APPROACH from George Street North (Sydney), to the air raid shelter in the central control tunnel is seen in this picture. The public has the choice of another ladder, which is tied to a stake. There is also another entrance, by way of Essex Street and Harrington Lane.