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New C. In C. General Pownall's Task 1 [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 4 January 1942
e ý i7irahePO4 nlWm Task I L: 'ieutenant-General' Sir Henry Pow ,nall, ,who'.:has': supcrseded ,Air .Chief Marshal 'Sir lRobert Bi-ooke Pophani as&lt;.Coinmmatider-in-,Ghief c in: the Far :t East, with the rank of Acting Generial, '?.bs _for-merly Vice Chief of' the?ni , perial .Ge'cral Staff. Borii' in .1887, he served in France in the last war, when heiwas:awarded, the D.S.O. and the M.C. He re ceived a bar to tlie D.S.O. in opera tions on the Indian north-western frontier. in 1930-31. London Daily' Herald's :military :correspondeit' says:, "General Pown ,:all must- makea: big decision quickly --at. what. distance, from .Singapor.e the. Japanese advance: must." he. .i stopped,. . . . S"He must keep them Tfar enough S'away to.prevenit then :making Sipiga,, po: re useless .as ta naval base." ; . Th Prime. Mitister, Mr. Cuirtin,' said that Geheral Pownall's appoint ment was decided in .Novembcr. ACTING-GENERAL Sir Henry Pow nail, who has replaced :Air-Chief Marshal Sir Robert...
TWENTY-SIX NATIONS SIGN ANTI-AXIS PACT Mighty New Year Resolution [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 4 January 1942
TWENTY- SIX NA TIONS SIGN ANTI- AXIS PACT Mighty New Year Resolution WASHINGTON, Friday.-An alliance for the purpose of defeat ing Hitlerism was signed at the White House to-day by the United States, England, Russia and 23 other nations including Australia. The U.S. Secretary for State '(Mr. Cordell-Hull), said that the signingl of the anti-axis pact sealed the doom of the totalitarian powers. - Dr. Evatt, Australian Minister for External Affairs said that "the im portance of the signing of the dec laration could not be emphasised too much,"' The Washington Post gave the keynote to the alliance when it said: "History records no mightier New: Year's resolution." The' signing of the pact has been received very enthusiastically by the press of England and America. President Roosevelt signed for America, Mr. Churchill for Eng land,, M. Litvinoff for; Russia, and Mr.. Casey for Australia.? The alliance binds each of the 26 nations to' work together in peace as well as in war. They have p...
SKIPTON FOR SYDNEY CUP AND LEGERS [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 4 January 1942
SKIP TON FOR SYDNEY CUP. AND LEGERS SYDNEY, Saturday.-Autumn plans for the Melbourne Cup winner, Skipton, are certain to include the two St. Legers and Sydney Cup. Skipton is now spelling at Mont= meith, about 50 miles from Mel bourne. Mr. Kitson, husband of his owner, Mrs. J. J. Kitson, will inspect the colt next week. He will then announce the" pro gramme for Skipton's autumn racing. We Cook, who won the Cup on Skipton, will ride him in all' future races when Norman Creighton is un able to make the weight. Creighton had two rides on Skipton-the Valley Stakes and V.R.C. Derby-and won both. Creighton is a son-in-law of Jack Fryer, Skipton's trainer. He helped to "mother" the colt during his sick-. ness just before the Derby and Cup. Creighton has to waste:hard to ride at 8.11, so it is unlikely he will get many autumn rides on the colt. Skipton is sure to get a good deal less than 8.11 in the Sydney Cup, and weights in standard w.f.a. races are not that high for three-year-olds. Wei...
NEW YEAR HONORS Federal Awards To Service Men [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 4 January 1942
' Federal Awards To Service Men Commonwealth New -Year honors were announced in Canberra by the Governor-General (Lord Gowrie). They are exclusively for members of the services for outstandinf service at home or abroad, No civil honors are included in the list, as it is not the ?policy of Labor Governments to recommend civil honors. The outsanding Federal honor is the granting of a C.B. to Air Vice Marshal B3ostock. The Premier of Queensland (Mr.. Forgan. Smith), has announced that the Chief Justice of that State (Mr. Justice Webb),. has been made a Knight Bachelor by the King. It was the' practice, he added, to grant a knighthood to the Chief Justice. COMMONWEALTH AWARDS. Companion, of the Military. Division of the Order of the Bath- (C,B.)- Air Vice-Marshal William Dowling, Bostock, O,B.E. (R.A.A.F.) To be Commanders of the Military Divi sion of the Order of the British Empire (C.B.E.) Temporary Brigadier John Stewart Whitelaw Australian Staff Corps). Acting Air Commodore George J...
Camp gossip And Sport By Your Own Correspondents FANNY BAY New Section Leader [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 4 January 1942
And Sport By Your Own Correspondents FANNY BAY New Section Leader &nbsp; Last week Fanny Bay welcomed to its fold Mr. Barnard as our new Section Leader. At Fanny Bay we are all sure he will be happy, as Fanny Bay stands on its own as the best place in Darwin. We have the best canteen and a great lot of chaps. Reproved &nbsp; In last Sundays issue reference was made to the capacity of Sgt. Hendy as a "tonic taker" on Xmas Day. - Since that article, the cor- respondent, has been approached and reprimanded, the Sgt. complaining that as he always sends Army News home to Mum, he's sure to meet with &nbsp; trouble after she receives that issue. Let's hope this article clears his name. Beg pardon, Mrs. Hendy. All Musical . During the last few weeks there has come to the fore at Fanny Bay &nbsp; quite a variety of musicians of all types and ideas. Foremost of the noisy types greet us at sunset each night, when our two bagpipers, namely Gnrs. Phibbard and Spil...
ALL ABOARD FOR SINGAPORE INSTALMENT NO. 20 [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 4 January 1942
ALL :ABOARD -FOR SINGAPORE By FRANK CGLUNE . - THE STORY\ SO FAR The author started off from Sydney for a io,ooo mile trip to Singa pore and back by flying boat. The journey to Singapore took four days, in which time the story related all the details and odd facts of the places called at and passed over en route. In the past few instalments Singapore, Malaya' and the Dutch ,ast Indies have been the.main points of interest, in the author's travels. Last Thursday. Frank Clune described his visit, in December, 1940, to Port Swettenham (reported this week to have been bombed by the Japanese), Ipoh (claimed to. have been captured last week), and Kuala Lumpur (already bombed in this war). The story finished with.. the. author boarding a -train: at Kuala ;;Lumpur. bound• for 'Malacca, the :Mecca .of 'Malaya. '.-He`. isi giving =a word of' praise to .the. Federated Malay States Railways'. Now read on. . INSTALIVIENT ,No.: 20 The first railways built in the F.M.S. were constructed in 1885 an...
ACKNOWLEDGMENT [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 4 January 1942
ACKNOWLEDGMENT Army News thanks the follow- ing for supplying material and granting permission to publish various news items, pictures and features:— The Australian Associated Press for Australian and over- &nbsp; seas news. &nbsp; Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph Sydney, for news- pictures, joke cartoons, other &nbsp; illustrations. The Sun News-Pictorial, Mel- bourne, for "Bluey and Curley," &nbsp; and news pictures. &nbsp; Daily Mirror, Sydney, for photos and short story illustra- tions. &nbsp; &nbsp; The Advertiser and The News, Adelaide, for last-minute news and pictures. &nbsp; &nbsp; The Yafa Syndicate, Sydney, for the crossword puzzle. &nbsp; Mr. Frank Clune, for the serial story. Mr. Alan Foley for short &nbsp; &nbsp; stories. For all interstate sporting re- sults and details:— Daily Telegraph, and Sun- &nbsp; day Telegraph, Sydney; The &nbsp; Herald, Melbourn...
"FLYING ARTILLERY" AS SUPPORT FOR HOME DEFENCE PLAN [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 4 January 1942
"FLYING ARTILLERY" AS SUPPORT FOR HOME DEFENCE PLAN CANBERRA, Saturday.-Use of R.A.A.F. squadrons as "flying artillery" to support Home Defence ground forces is to be taught at Australia's first Army-Air Co-operation School. at Canberra. The C.O. of the school (Wing- [ technique of using aircraft as "fly Commnander S. De B. Griffith) said ing artillery." in an interview during tile w\eek that W\Ving-Commander Griffith, who is the R.A.A.F. had already studied the also C.O. of Canberra R.A.A.F. station, added: "The Germans were the first to re cognise that 'flying artillery' was superior to ground artillery for quick concentration of heavy fire on troops. "Other effective army-air co-opera tion methods used by the Germans and the British-have also been adopted by the R.A.A.F., and will be taught at the school, "For instance, instruction will h1 given in the methJod of answering direct wireless calls for aerial assist ance from troops held up in advanc ing. "Both the British and German...
GERALD BACKHOUSE REPORTED KILLED Australian Champion And Olympic Runner [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 4 January 1942
GERALD BACKHOUSE REPORTED KILLED Australian Champion And Olympic Runner MELBOURNE, Saturday.--Ser geant Gerald Ian Backhouse, R.A.A.F. 28, champion Australian runner, has been reported killed in an aircraft accident in England on December 28. A fine sportsman, Sergeant Back house was educated at. Geelong Grammar School, where he com peted in the chool athletic team. He later became , champion half-mile ruriner of Victoria and. Australia, anfd was a member of the Australian team which visited Berlin in 1936 for the Olympic games. After enlisting in ,the R.A.A.F. early in 1940, Sergeant Backhouse trained at Bradfield Park and Nar-. romine. Sailing for Canada in Feb ruary, 1941, he went to'England last October. ,
BRISBANE RACES Albion Park Details [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 4 January 1942
BRISBANE RACES Albion Park Details BALDWIN HANDICAP-51h- furs.-1st division:-DEMOCRAT 1, Hebro 2, Bar ney O'Hay 3, Scratched: Peneith. BET TING: 9-2, 6-1, 20-1. Tote: win, 18/-: lage, 8/-. 10/-. £1/4/-, 6 lengths, 3 lengths. Time, 1.10, BALDWIN HANDICAP-2nd division: ODD FOX 1, Spear Amber 2,.Roderick 3. Scratched: Dark Mickey. BETTING: .10/9 on, 9-2, 10-1. Tote: win, 8/6; place, 7/-. 10/-. 5 lengths, 11,i lengths. Time, 1.1114, TIRLA HANDICAP-7 furs.-1st divi sion: SPOKANE 1, Paulista 2, Don Man ash 3. Scratched: Buzwell, BETTING: 3-1, 5-1, 5-4. Tote: win, £1/1/-; place, 7/6. 11/6, 2 lengths, one length. Time, 1.28a,4 THIRD TRIAL HANDICAP-3rd divi sion:VOLUNTEER 1, Polmack 2, Denilla 3. Scratched: Golden Golly. BETTING: 9-2, 5-2, 8-1, Tote: win, £1/13/6; place, 10/-, 7/6, 10/6, 31, lengths, half a length. Time, 1.291. OPEN HANDICAP - 7 furs. - EVE SPEARFELT 1, Mag Nut 2, Auction 3. Scratched: Godfrey M, Romero, Lyre Bird, Simplon. BETTING: 3-1 9-2, 5-1. Tote: win, £1/3/6; place, 10...
A.B.C. COMMISSION'S TERM EXTENDED [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 4 January 1942
A.B.C. COMMISSION'S TERM EXTENDED Canberra, Thursday,-The Com -monwealth Gazette to-day antiounced the extension of the appointment of members of the Australian Broad casting Commission for six months, to June 30 next year, in accordance with, the decision made by the Federal Ministry some weeks ago. Members of the Commission are: Messrs. W. J. Cleary (chairman), E, C. Rigby, R. J. F. Boyer, S. J. McGibbon and Mrs. May Couchman. ____
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 4 January 1942
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Japanese Troops Enter Manila PHILIPPINES GOVT. MOVED TO DARWIN CLAIMS TOKIO RADIO N.E.I. Warned of Invasion [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 4 January 1942
Japanese Troops Enter Manila PHILIPPINES GOVT. MOVED TO DARWIN CLAIMS TOKIO RADIO N.E.I. Warned of Invasion Manila was lost to the Japanese forces on Friday morning, it has been officially announced from Washington, states the B.B.C. The defending forces, under Gen- eral MacArthur, are fighting on, north and north-west of the capital. On Thurs- day night Tokio radio declared that the Philippines Government had been moved to Darwin. Australian Prime Minister (Mr. Curtin) and External Affairs Min- ister (Dr. Evatt) would not make any statement on the Tokio report. The War Department at Washington said, "No &nbsp; comment is available at present." General ter Poorten, Commander in-Chief of the Netherlands East Indies, has warned the Dutch people to be ready for an invasion by Japan. He declared that from the move ments of the Japanese forces in Malaya, Thailand, Borneo and their successful drive in the Philippines pointed to the N.E.I. as the next likely place for an attack by ...
Eiffel Tower For Scrap Metal [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 4 January 1942
Eiffel Tower For Scrap Metal, LONDON. - The Eiffel Tower, most prominent land mark in Paris, is to be pulled down for scrap, says a Vichy report. There are 7300 tons of iron in the Eiffel Tower, which is 984ft. high. It was built for the Paris Ex- hibition of 1889. The Vichy report says that the destruction of the Tower will be part of a scheme to re- move certain Parisian build- ings "considered to have no historic or artistic interest."
WAR AFFECTS BIG AMERICAN RACES [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 8 January 1942
WAR AFFECTS BIG :AMERICAN RACES ' L:OS ANGELES, . Mondiay?..? America's big racing .fiituire the win ter meeting at''Santa:, Anita;" ha been canc-elled.:because:.of . the? war. Purses and ,stakes' :previously artrah ged had amounted to i,6ooooo dollars (£A362,ooo). It was understood the: Australiani champion, ' Reading, was to have made his American' debut at:'this: meeting.
SIX-DAY CYCLING RACE TO GUYATT - WALSH [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 8 January 1942
SIX-DAY CYCLING RACE TO CUYATT - WALSH SYDNEY, Tuesday. - In a smashing last hour,. W. Guyatt and his partner, Jack Walsh, won the six days' race at the Sports ; Arena- on Satutrday night by a.. lap and a majority of 1,073 points. Thirteen sprints for points were run in the last hour, and Guyatt and. Walsh won nine of themnl, as well as finishing second in two others, scor ing 990 points in that period. They dashed away. in the last to minutes, and gained a lap on the rest of, the field. Guyatt was the first rider over, his line-at the finish of the race, in which 1,775 miles were ridden. Points were as follows:- W. Guyatt (Vic.) and Jack Walsh (N.S.W.), 2,183 points, i; L. Rogers (N.S.W.) and R. Cooke (N.S.W.), 1,110 points, 2; H. Bloomefield .and R. A. Dunbier (N.S.W.) 1,040 points 3; N. Wilson and E. .(Oppy) Young" (N.S.W.), .875 points, 4; J. Ftates (Vic.). and. J.. Hewshli (W.A.), .720 points; - H. J Ross and P.. Barrett (N.S.W.), 678 pointS; A. Holdswortlt (N.S.W.) and C. Hend...
CLOSE CONTEST IN JOCKEYS' PREMIERSHIP [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 8 January 1942
CLOSE CONTEST IN JOCKEYS', PREMIERSHIP, MELBOURNE, Tuesday, - The Badger-Purtell duel at Moonee Valley on Saturday ended with honors still in Badger's favor. When Purtell landed Grand Legend a winner from Cornfield (Badger), in the second race, the younger rider drew to within half a win, but Bad ger scored later on Bluebeard, 'and ended the day t points up. Badger has ridden 34·. winners, 12 seconds and rt thirds in a total of 146 mounts,. and Purtell's score iS:33 wins, 29 seconds and, 17 tlhids in 199_ mounts.