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REINFORCEMENT OF R.A.A.F. IN MALAYA Minister's Statement [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 8 January 1942
REINFORCEMENT OF R.A.A.F. IN MALAYA Minister's Statement "Everything possible is being done to maintain and if necessary reinforce our air strength in the Malayan battle zone," said the Minister for Air, Mr. Drakeford. "In this phase of the Pacific war,. as well as other aspects of RA.A.F.. defensive and offensive strategy,. complete use is being made by Aus tralia of the mobility of the Air Force. .*"Any action- taken by the Govern rnent to supply reinforcements for sectors outside the pshere of Austra lian operations is, and will continue to be, consistent with the protection of vital home points from which our fighting forces receive their supplies. of war materials and from which flow the commodities essential to the life of the communtity." R.A.A.F. units were in readiness to. proceed to their battle stations prior to the declaration of war in the Pacific, and they were at them when war broke out. They were available to strike immediately and with the greatest vigor in the defe...
Russians Attempt Big Enemy Encirclement SUCCESSFUL LANDING WEST OF SEBASTOPOL German Center front Crumbling [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 8 January 1942
Russians Attempt Big Enemy Encirclement SUCCESSFUL LANDING WEST OF SEBASTOPOL German Centre, Front Crumbling London, Wednesday. The Russians have made another big landing west of. Sebastopol-and if their drive is successful they will sooni complete the' encirclement of :100,000 German and Rumaniain troops. In the last five days it is claimed that Soviet farces have recap tured 572 towns and villages and wiped.out: io,ooo Germans. With, the Russian advance guards a few miles from Mojaisk, latest dis patches' suggest that the centre of the German 'front is crumbling in the biggest and -bloodiest defeat"'the :Germans' have suffered since the war began. The Moscow newspaper Investia states that Major-General Colubeb, in an interview, said that violent street fighting for a clay and a night -preceded the capture of Maloyarosla vets. Concerted blows fromt the north-west and east resulted in the -occupation of the town. Enemy troops fortified themselves in the town and resisted stubbornly....
STIPENDIARY STEWARDS CRITICISED [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 8 January 1942
STIPENDIARY STEWARDS CRITICISED MELBOURNE, Tuesday.-A ruling given by stipendary stew ards at Moonee Valley last Saturday, evoked a good deal of criticism. Phildoll, who went to the post for thelCoburg Welter, was brought back to the enclosure by her rider, E. Preston. Examination by the Cluttb's veterinary surgeon (D. E. F. J. Bor deaux), disclosed some trouble and acting. on his advice, the stewards gave permission for the mare's with drawal. 1 They then made the announcement thati all bets made before time of '' scratching were to be paid at tote odds; bets made after that time to be paid at full odds markled on the tickets. At time of scratching, Phildoll was a io-I chance, having droppcd from 5- . - V-- -
MISSING A.I.F. TRACED [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 8 January 1942
MISSING AA.I.F. TRACED ,aGreat progress has been made in tracing members of the A.I.F. who were posted as missing as a resilIt of: the campaigns in the Middle East," said the Minister for the Army, Mr. Forde. "Large numlcers of then originally postedl as missing are now known to, be prisoners of war." "It is unfortunate that numbers of our men have becil dalIttired and are prisoners," said the Minister,- "but it is gratifying to know that large numbers of men who were posted as. missing and about whom nothing was known, are now known to -be ilive and well. The Government extends its sym pathy to the relatives of these prisoners of war. It is to be hoped that further progress will be made in tracing the men who are still: posted as missing. The latest casu alty lists being ptublished are still' showing that miissiing men are prisoners."
NO MORE PAINT FOR SALE [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 8 January 1942
NO MORE??E PAINT FOR SALE MELTOURNE, Vcdncsday.--Rc strictions are now in force on the mianufacture and sale of. paint.. Except for the completion of new buildings, paint will not be available for thq duration. The manufacture of many types and the supply for other than defence purposes has been prohi bited, The paints banned for civilian sup ply are those containing imported white or chrome pigments, syn thetic resins and sdlvents, and miner al turpentine.
A.I.F. Under New Command [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 8 January 1942
MA.hFU ider New Comiandid As Supreme Allied Com mander .in the -south-west Pacific, General Sir Archibald ,Wavell, will command Austra liati fdrces in Malaya, but not Australian home defence troops or military forces on domestic duty. Similarlý, the Australian Naval Squadron on its home station will not come under Admiral Hart's 'command, but any Australian ship which may be sent for, service in the. East ern, Archipelago will be tem porarily under his control. The extent of- General Wavell's command has not been .disclosed. Defence of Singapore will he part of his task, but he will probably make his headquarters farther' east, possibly at Surabaya, in the Dutch East Indies. This would facilitate super vision of the important defence line under his command.
TRAINING FOR REAL THING-- [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 8 January 1942
TRAINIING FOR REAL THING- RMILITIAIMEN in the parklacnds of Adelaide receiving instruction in the use of a Vickers gun at South Park. --AND THE REAL THING AN AUSTRALIAN OFFICERS' training unit, crossing a Malayan stream in portable inflated boats. The A.I.F. and other Empire troops stationed in Malaya are specially equipped for operations in jungles and swampy areas.-LDepartment of Information photo. ann~~~~~~ ~~~~ ~~~~~ men a n n l n•u • a la|m|i iD mii n
CRICKET FOR WAR FUNDS IN VICTORIA [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 8 January 1942
CRICKET FOR WAR FUNDS IN VICTORIA: MELBOURNE, Wenesday.-= Batsmen of the team representing) North of Melbourne :made merry,. on the Melbourne), ground last. , Saturday and gained. -an ? easyr victory at the eixpeiise of the ,, team from the South. :::.. Both teams were playihg" in a three-days' match in aid of patriotic fund's and arranged as. an attraction to offset the usual Sheffield Shield game that had been ,'caicelled. owing to war restrictions. The Southern score of 252 made on New Year's Day Was 'passed- with only five wickets down aind the Southern bowlers had more trouble before the innings was closed at 6 wickets for 349. Highlight of the innings was an unfinished century score by Ron Todd, former Collingwood footballer, The final scores were: SOUTHERN ELEVEN First Innings 2.....5_..- .. »_.. . 252 Second Innings, 5 for ......... 294 NORTHERN 'ELEVEN First Innings (dec.),.6 for .- 349 Northern Eleven won on the first innings.
SYDNEY GRADE GAMES [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 8 January 1942
SYDNEY GRADE. GAMES Sydney, Tuesday.-The results of last Saturday's grade games were as follows: University, 185 (South 37, Jeffries 4-38) defeated North Sydney, 125 (Compton 6-22); Randwick 189 (Chegwyn 57, Neal 5-38) defeated Northern Districts, 169 (Chilvers 6-66): Manly, 6-179 (Cook 72. Adrian 6-38) defeated CUmberland, 89 (Alderson 63); Marrickville, 9-202 (Law rence 5-50) defeated Gordon, 163 (Wilson 5-24): Glebe' 274 (Livringstone 165 n.o.) defeated Paddington, 82 (Easton 3-5 and 5-9); Mosman,. 188 defeated Waverley (McGilvray 5-24); Western Suburbs, 223 (Morgan 5-23) defeated Balmain, 33; St. I George, 9-200 defeated.Petersham, 85 and 82, outright (O'Reilly 4-10 and 4-21.)
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 8 January 1942
NAPOLEON said: ii ,IAn Army with sore Feet is half defeated" There is nothing equal to IODEX for sore, tired fetid or tender feet. For quick relief soak'the feet in hlt soaped water, then rinse in cold water. Dry S thoougighly and follow by liberal massage with IfODEX, rubbing in until the colour disappears. You may then' piut on your footwear and forget your feet. IODEX is also excellent First Aid for S swollen, aching joints, and Suirfer's Foot. NOSrATl)I IODINE Recommended and used brofessionally throughout the ort id.' "
Camp Gassip And Sport By Your Own Correspondents VESTEY'S Soccer Final [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 8 January 1942
-And Sport By Your Own Correspondents S'VESTEYVS Soccer Fin 'i the, filial of the 7 M.D. Soccer Comtpetition; played atWinnellie last .-Sunday, "Wanderers', defeated Am .bulance by. 3 goals to t. "Bluey" Cowey, captain of the "WVanderers," Scored a hat trick in kicking the three goals for the winners. The -Amibul ance boys put up an excellent game i?ut were: not up to the all-round .upei'iority of the "Wanderers." i:: a review of the seaso.n's play, ;'Wanderers" have put up an excel letit performance. They finished the seasoi, with 7- wins out of 12 tmatches played. Two matches were drawn and : tliey sutff'ered 'only three defeats. Scof?rs for the season were: Cowey (capt:) 8, Molloy 5, Fletcher 2, Jack son 2, and one each to Tonks, Bell, Wirrell, Lewis and Fenniell. 'All players. h',ve given grand ser vice throughout the many ganmes, but onie of -the most outstanding was that of Willson; the team's custodian. His goal-keeping has been regarded as the best seen during the competitio...
WAR FOOTING FOR MILITIA Retirement Of Army Officers [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 8 January 1942
WAR FOOTING FOR MILITIA Retirement Of Army Officers MELBOURNE, Tuesday. - Senior Army Officers retired last week to make way for younger men experienced in modern war fare would not receive any super annuation payments, except for two Staff Corps officers, the Minister for the Army (Mr. Forde, said on Saturday. NMIembers of thie militia, were not covered by any pension scheme, and their aplpointments were not necess trily for full-time duty. "IThe Staff Corps officers are Major Genecral R. E. Jackson (former G.O.C. Western Command), and Itrigadier .G. E. Manchester (former Commandant 6th Military District). They will take accrued furlough be fore exercising their superannuation rights. Mr. Forde said that no time would be lost by the newly-appointed offi cers in taking up their positions, and it was expected that they would all he in their new jobs within a few days. Other A.J.F. brigadiers being brought back to Australia and pro moted will take up their new posts on arrival. Modern...
Today's Short Story [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 8 January 1942
Today's- Short Story : By WILERElD: RO BE RTSON A diung' klhaki shirt covered his body, ragged dungaree trousered his legs, and a greasy felt hat was pulled over his woolly hair. Gapa had spent t his life close to nature, and was quiick to, read the signs. His aggressor was not only a tribal stranger but a stranger also in mode of life; he :was of the kind.'that w\\orked and lived on the white man's' distant mines. His presence in the bush, far from any village, implied that he was .prob ably a fugitive' from the white :man's ,law. ?0- 0 - - Seeing the, prostrate man conscioutts once more, the stranger raised otie of his victiin's spears ?vith a menacing gesture. Still, lie could do nothling. It was only when the man went to the tree and removed every scrap of honey that Gapa put in a protest. "You can't take that," lie exclaimed in the native tongue, "that .belongs to the guide-see, it waits for it; To take, that will bring the wrath of the spirit world, andl---" The other grinned ...
Army News Crossword No. 22 ACROSS [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 8 January 1942
Army News Crossword No. 22 ACROSS 1 Cavil 5 Insulate 9 End wall of building 14 S. curve 15 Orderly 16 Bitter 17 Texture 18 Sullying 20 Come out into view 22 Be able' 23 Having eggs 24 Tatter 25 Chief 27 Winnow 29 In state of activity 31 Under 35 Way or road 37 Full-grown 39 Be prostrate 40 Foreign 42 Front part of an army 43 Of color of sunlight 45 Electrified particle 40 Vindicate 49 Among 50 System 52 Big 54 Adult males 5.5 Game fish 56 Excluding .all tare 59 Split 62 Exclamation 64 Animal that nests 66 Repulsion 69 Timid animal 70 Scene of public contest 71 Lows 72 Elaborate .melody, 73 Verbose 74 Cohfined 76 Colored DOWN 1-iSink !'" through :-fear.- - 2 Lizard '3 Consigning 4LBook tnarrowly 5* Meantime 6 Ocean 7 Pinaceous ", tree r Solution to No, 22 Puzzle *1'il appear next Sunday 8 Volcano in Sicily 9 Aerlform fluid 10 Naked seed 11 Two-masted vessel 12 Marine fish 13 Sharp SOLUTION TO No: 21 PUZZLE :. 19 DraW conclusion 21 Passage " from shore Inland 26 Coward 28 Afresh 30 Th...
Vengeance of the Honey Bird [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 8 January 1942
Sengeance ,f the lnoney Bird A persistent twittering sounded \,:in the trees in front. Gapa paused, :resting on his spears, his black fate screwed up against the dazz ling African sun. The sound was unmistakablle, and he peered up into the foilage to locate the maker of th:it signal which spoke of stored \sweetness to be had for the troulble of following. .Gapa knew thile honey-bird race 6f old, 'thbse strainge brown finches \with "tieii ?~iincandiy knbwledge that man is able to smoke out hives of wild bees, leaving a feast of 'grubs and (discarded conmb for the little winged guide. The mant turned to follow; and the bird, seeing the action; fluttered alihead ivith renewed chirping. Presently his guide, calling ex citedly, remained stationary o.n a tall branch; and Gapa knew tld hidden hive had been reached. . He ekamined the. surroundings, and soon his search was rewarded by seeing a number of bees enteritig and leaving a small hole in a hollow tree truti k. Collecting some dry gra...
TESTS OF NEW COAL FUEL Sydney Surgeon's Discovery [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 8 January 1942
TESTS OF NEW COAL FUEL Sydney Surgeon's Discovery SYDNEY, Tuesday.-The new coal fuel, produced by Dr. James Chapman, Macquarie Street oral surgeon, is to be tested by the N.R.M.A. Dr. Chapman said last week that he had sold the American rights of his process to the Illinois Coal Cor poration. He was to have gone to America to supervise production, but was unable to obtain a passport. "I am still anxious to give Aus tralia the bencfit of my discovery," he added. "Now that war has flared up in the Pacific, the question of fuel supplies is more vital than ever. When the N.R.M.A.'s chief en gineecr (?Mr. J. Fielder) inspected a sample of the fuel, he said it ap peared highly volatile, and that the tar content seemed particularly low -ati .unusual characteristic of fuel produced fromn coal. Private Trials Successful Private tests by several Sydney firms have proved cliighly successful. Mr. A. C. Mason, garage proprie tor, of Parramatta Road, Flemington, has tested 1ooo gallons in his fle...
SYDNEY SHARK TRAGEDY Young Woman's Terrible Death [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 8 January 1942
SYDNEY SHARK TRACEDY Young Woman's Terrible Death SYDNEY, Tuesday. - Zieta Steadman, 28, single, of Bland Street, Ashfield, was killed by a shark while she was standing in shallow water in an upper part of Middle Harbor last Sunday. Miss Steadman was shockingly mutilated. The remains were dragged frontm the jaws of the shark by Fre'l crick H. Bowes, of Ashficld. Miss Steadman was a' member of a picnic party. They hired a motor launch in Sailors' Bay and travelled lip Middle Harbor. until they were about three miles and a half above the Spit Bridge. The party had lunch on the rocky ledge wh.ich lies between the water and the steep hill above the harbor. Close to the shore the water is shallow and clear. Dragged into Deep Water Shortly before 3 p.m. Mr. and Mrs. Bowes and Miss Steadman entered the water to iathe. Suddenly Miss Steadman threw out.-her arms andti cried in terror. Mr. Bowes grabbed an oar from the boat and endeavored to drive twvay the shark, which in repeated attacks on...