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STOP PRESS [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 21 December 1941
STOP PRESS LONDON, Saturday.-Hong Kong has again been in com munication with London. To-day a message was received from the Governor stating that theede fenders are still fighting and that the Japanese report of the Gov ernor's departure from the island was false. Philippines now seriously threatened fromn south as well as west. Another landing from four Japanese transports was made late to-day. Manila suf fered severe raid but most bombs fell into the sea. Dutch again bombed Japanese concentrations in- North Borneo. Portuguese Government is con sidering sending .more troops to reinforce her garrison at Timor, where Allied forces landed. Soviet submarine sank three fully loaded enemy transports in the Arctic. - CANBERRA; Saturday.-Mr. Curtin announced to-night Gov ernment decided to commence daylight saving scheme as from December 31.
GERMAN MORALE Deterioration On Home Front? [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 21 December 1941
tf8jRUA> MORALE. ;"tI terioration On London,, Thursday:--Deterioration of German ;morale o on the. home front. continues to bc. the subject of reports reaching;.Loi don from vari otils sources. Similar reports; in the past 'have always been treated with the great est reserve, but their. renewal .at the ,present stage of the Russjan cam paign, cannot .bc ignored,. However, it is still wisest to .regard them: calu tioiusly, but if the Gerimnan rdtreat becoices a rout, 'nything might hap pen. ` The diplomnatic..correspondent of The Times, to-day;. examihes the position. as seen from Ger man newspapers.and broadcasts, which are now hinting at new anid decisive, westward, moves in 1942,. following the, stabilisation of the Russian front, presumably meaning a strike against* Britain. . The Times conmments that. while tle. German leaders publicly main tain ain air of knowing when, how, and where to sitike, somie Germans i1o not blindlly share their confidence. Yet WVcstrdcutselicr 13eob...
ENEMY IN TIMOR WATERS [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 21 December 1941
ENEMY IN TIMOR WATERS The Press Association's political correspondent says:. "Considerable suspicion was aroused before Japan entered the war, -by the entirely un commmercial activities which the Japanese began to display in Portu guese Timor. "Reports of Japanese naval and air activity in neighboring waters in creased the anxiety. In the past few (lays submarines were spotted off the coast of Dutch Timor, Berlin radio says the Portu guese Government announces that Australian and Dutch troops have "invaded" Portuguese Timor. Vichy news agency's Lisbon cor respondent said: "The Portuguese Government announces that the Cabi net met and discussed grave events which are reported to have occurred in Timor: "The Cabinet is awaiting clarifi cation of reports before deciding its attitude." Portuguese Timor, the eastern part of Timor Island, has an area of 7,330 square miles. The native population is about 500,000. The population of Dilli (capital of Portuguese Timor), is estimated at 150 Po...
GRIM LIBYAN BATTLE Nazis In Full Retreat [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 21 December 1941
GRIM;IBYANB o BATTLE SNazit in Full fRetreat . The- latest Cairo General. Headquarters ,Commjnunjque states that the Axis forces in Eastern Libya are now in full retreat. "After :five. days,4irjtensiyv fighting, yin 2.wich; all the;,remaining Geri an; and Italian .resource. have beenthroqn into, the, battle to delay .our-advance, the. enemy's front has been broken everywhere." .Despite adverse weather, our. troops on Wednesday,.unrelentingly pursued the enemy.for nearly 30 miles, and by ,eyehing tlie main, body of our in fantry had reached the general I pe of thienmimi-MeIg~i Road (about 40 miles, south of.Derna. German and Italian.~ prisoners re ceived at.Alexandria to Monday last, iiumbered 8,io8, comprising 76 Ger-. man officers and 2,926 other ranks and -237 Italian Officers .and 4;869 other ranks. Indian and Polish troops :on, Tues&1ay,1.capturedteabout2 ,iW moreJaltilans. , inIufantry:Attack Ont December;.j3, , 4: anti 4,5 man :orry borne, infantry,,asupportCd, by all....
A.I.F. Occupy Portuguese Timor DUTCH TROOPS ALSO ACT TO FORESTALL JAPANESE MOVES [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 21 December 1941
A.I.F. Occupy Portuguese Timor DUTCH TROOPS ALSO ACT TO FORESTALL. JAPANESE MOVES Australian and Dutch forces moved into Portuguese Timor, only 450 miles north west of Darwin. They are believed to have met no opposition. This statement came from the B.B.C. A later report that Japanese had landed in Timor is denied. Dutch authorities in London state that the Allies have occupied the whole of the island of Timor to pre serve this vital link between the Dutch East Indies and Australia. The B.B.C. said: "The Dutch have been very sus picious of Japanese intrusion into Portuguese Timor for some time. "In the past few days Japan ese submarines have been sighted off the coast of Dutch Timor, which adjoins Portuguese Timor. "When the Japanese established an air-line from Yokohama to Dilli, capital of Portuguese Timor, on No vember 25, the Dutch realised that something would have to be done to prevent the Japanese making use of this strategic point." Announcing that Allied troops had landed i...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 21 December 1941
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FINE BATTING IN COLLEGE CRICKET [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 21 December 1941
FINE BATTING IN COLLEGE CRICKET ADELAIDE, Saturday. -- In an exciting finish; Prince Alfred College won the inter-collegiate cricket match by 3o runs on the Adelaide Oval yesterday. Prince Alfred College. scored 344 in the first innings and 431 in the second session, a total of, 775; and. St. Peter's College made 458 in- the first inniings, and 287 in the second, a total of 745. The total of 1,520 runs made on the wicket . was the 'second highest for inter-collegiate cricket. The record was 1,570 in 1924, when Prince Alfred College won,.
SYDNEY GRADE GAMES [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 21 December 1941
SYDNEY GRADE GAMES Mosman, 3-88 V. Cumberlaid; Waver ley, 1-64 v. Western Suburbs: Gordon, 4-141 v. .Manly: Balmain. 5-75 v. St. George; Marrickville, 4-130 v. North SSydney; University, 6-95 v. Glebe; Pad dington, 6-78, v. Randwick; Northern Districts, 3-148 v. Petersham. All these one-day matches were drawn. - MELBOURNE MATCHES North Melbourne, 97, defeated St. Kilda. 64 and 25; Carlton, 261, defeated Essendon, 38 and 222; Fitzroy, 864, de feated Collingwood, 90 and064; Northcote 8-214 (dec.), defeated Yarraville, 87 and 95; South Melbourne, 192- and 129, de feated Hawthorn-East Melbourne, 8-214 (dec.), and 1-0. ADELAIDE GAMES Port Adelaide. 7-333 (Holman 115, Born 109, Rilstone 58 v. East Torrens, , 316 (Wheaton 3 for B); West. Torrens; 304, defeated University, 244. and 1-37; Prospect, 7-183, defeated Sturt, 95 and 209; Kensington, 170 and 1-109, defeated Glenelg, 166. --V
Ferrier's Good Form In American Match [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 21 December 1941
Ferrier's Good Form In American Match NEW YORK, Thursday. Australian golfer, Jim Ferrier, tied for fourth with Craig Wood in the zo,ooo dollars Miami open tournament. Byron Nelson won the event for the successive year with a spectacular last round score of 66, finishing with a record breaking total of 26g. Ben Hogan, second, was five strokes behind. Sam Snead was third with 275, and Ferrier and Craig Wood did 277.
New Army Appointment First Of Big Changes [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 21 December 1941
New ArmyTAppeintment First tOF Big r'ICangeT Canberra,, Friday.-The appointment of Major-General H. D. Wyntdr as. G.O.C., .Easterni Command] is believed to be. the first of, several changes hr 4high aArmy'6-posts planned by the Federal" Government. Major-GeneralriWynter' (55) suc-. ceeds Lieutenant-General C;: G. N. Miles (57). His apipointment becomes effective to-day. Announcing this yeisterdaay, the Army Minister. (Mr. Forde) said the change; was in -accord, with the- Government's policy of plac ing younger ienin- high military' posts.. Lieutenant-General Miles will take accrued furlough; Varied Appoiitments Major-General Wynter, who has been Major-General, General Staff, since returning from England. last April,. will be promoted Temporary Lieutenant-General.. Major-General Wynter is a gradu ate of -Camberley Staff College, Eng land, and the-Imperial Defence Col lege. He gained his commission in, 1907 in Queensland as a menber of the. permanent forces. Later lie joinedl the admi...
LEADING FIELDER APPROVES OF GIRL BOOKMAKER CLERKS [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 21 December 1941
LEADING FIELDER APPROVES OF GIRL BOOKMAKER CLERKS SYDNEY, Saturday.-Sydney bookmaker, Jack Mandel, has no objection to employing girl assistants to meet the shortage of bookmakers' clerks called up for military service. Mr. Mandel said many lady clerks were employed selling totalisator tickets. "I suppose they could handle. the bookmakers' side of the business just as capably,". he added. "I will ?keep my. usual booking clerk, because he is an expert. "But I would not' hesitate to employ a blonde on either side of me to pay and receive if it became necessary." C. G. Deveridge, a Leger book maker, said yesterday that he had lost three clerks through the call-up. An applicant for one of the vacan cies said he would work without wage~s .if he could 'claim a percen tage of profits. Bookmakers' clerks say that only a few of the permanently employed topliners get £15 a. week. Amongst them were a few men w~ho operated, five (lays a week at horse and (log meetings, clay and night. One clerk...
ALARMING WATER SHORTAGE [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 21 December 1941
ALARMING WATER. - HO1'TAGE Sydney, Thursday,-Faced with ;continued drought and alarmingly 16w storage- in the dams the Water :Board decided to-day to meet weekly :throughout the Christmas holidays. !Drastic restrictions, involving the first inajor interference- with normal !doinestic comfort, will be discussed in a fortniglih.' All miembers of- the ;Board- at the- meeting to-day expres- sed grave concern at the situation;
RIMUTAKA'S GOODWOOD CUP Racing Details From Perth [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 21 December 1941
RIMUTAKA'S GOODWOOD CUP Racing Details From Perth RIVERVALE PURSE, No. 1 (1st div.): (7 furs;):-SHOW GAL, 7.9 (Fry )1, Golden Profit, 8.9 (Treffone) 2, Jonathan Swift, 7.9 (Meyers) 3. No scratchings'. Tote, win, 1/4/-; place, 16/-, 8/-'£1/9/-. RIVERVALE PURSE, No. 2 (1st div.) (7 furs.) :-TROPICS 8.7 (Lambie) 1, Supper, 8.1 (Marshall) 2, Ripplain, 8.13 (Saxby), 3. Scratched, Ypres. Tote, win, £2/6/-; place, 15/-, 18/-,, £1/1/-. GOODWOOD CUP (1' miles) RIMUTAK A, 7.4 (Cox .. .... 1 GAY PRINCE, 8.10 (Percival) ...... 2 'DAY AFTER, 7.5 (Banks) . ..... 3 'Scratchings, 'Hestia; Grand Knight, Ragtime, Sorge, Melado, Sky Warden, Hootsai, Pelmar, Jetbury. Tte, win, £1/16/-; place, 9/-, 10/-, £1/3/-. GOODWOOD DONCASTER (1 mile 5 furs.):-CHIRONOMY, 8.8 (Thor son) 1, Karawea, 7.0 (Smith) 2, White. Tips, 7.7 (Corry) 3. Scratchings, Kenslenaff, Nan ing Wicker, Wharona, Mountain Hero. Tote, win, £1/12/-; place, 11/ £2/19/-, £1/4/-. BREEDERS' HANDICAP (6 furs.): TRESIGN, 7.4 (AsIan) 1, Golden Prof...
BRISBANE MEETING [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 21 December 1941
BRISBANE MEETING FOURTH DIVISION (1st div.): VER ILGA, 1, Peaceful Lad, 2, Normans Pride, 3. Scratched, Polmack. BETTING: 7-4, 5-2, 2-1. Tote, win, £1/1/6; place, 7/6, 6/-, £1/1/-. Two lengths and a half. Time, 1-293. FOURTH DIVISION (2nd dv.): MA THONA 1, Carnola 2, Ever Brave, 3. No scraichings. BETTING: 4-1, 33-1, 5-1, Tote, win, £1/4/-; place 10/6, £3/7/6, 9/6. One length, a head. Time,.1.30½ý. FOURTH DIVISION (3rd div.): MEL ONYX. 1. Hula Bird, 2, Sing On, 3. Scratchings, Mountbatten, Fire Hawk. BETTING: 10-1, 10-1, 20-0. Tote, win, £4/4/6; place, 19/-. 10/-, £1/3/6. Three lengths, a length. Time, 1-30½,. FIRST DIVISION:-CHATTING, 1, General Monash, 2, Terry, 3. Nd scratch ings. BETTING: 3-1. 6-4, 7-1, Tote, win, £1/4/-; place, 9/-, 6/-. 10/6. A head, one length. Time, 1-2234, SECOND DIVISION:-MAX CORBAN, 1, Bothwell, 2, Mark Sheaun, 3, Scratched Lord Bylong, BETTING: 2-1, 3-1, 14-1. Tote, win, £1/2/-; place, 9/6, 7/6, 19/6. One and a half lengths, two lengths. Time, 1-2934. TH...
TRAIN SERVICES CUT IN ALL STATES [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 21 December 1941
TRAIN SERVICES CUT IN ALL STATES Canberra, Friday.-Restrictions train services will be applied uniformly in `all States, and the " issue of passes to employees' for interstate rail travel will be 'dis continued: immediately. This decision was arrived at yester day at .a special conference of Rail ,qay Commissioners and Commiton wealth officers, who sat for the first titie as the War Railways Committeq in control of railWays under the Coni monwealth. The Minister for Transport (Mr. L awson) said that the conference also dealt with the control of rail trans port restrictions applied to rail travel, and priority in transport. The Government's decision' to re strict leave during the holiday period would be carried out by all' railway systems; and instructibns on these lines had been. given: to-ali.States.
BRONTE SWIMMING RECORD DISPUTED [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 21 December 1941
BRONTE SWIMMING RECORD DISPUTED SYDNEY, Saturday.-A Bronte Swimming Club official claims that Jack ' Campbell's 56 secs, for ioo - yards last Sunday was not a baths record, as claimed by Terry Sum mergreene, trainer. The official said: "The best Bronte time for a junior was 55 2-5 secs., by Ken-Foster, which is officially recog nised by Bronte" Club, "It was only. 4-5 secs. outside Mio lola Kalili's best in Australia."