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U.S. LINER LOST OFF JAVA [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 11 January 1942
U.S. LINER LOST OFF JAVA WASHINGTON, Saturday.-Loss of the 8,ooo ton liner, Ruth Alexan (der is announiccd by the Maritime Department. She was bombed by ,Japanese aircraft off the Netherlands East Indies. - One of the-crew was killed and five others wounded, but the remainder "Were picked up and landed at an East Indies port,
WAR RESTRICTIONS AFFECT HOLIDAY SPORT MELBOURNE, Saturday. — [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 11 January 1942
WAR RESTRICTIONS AFFECT HOLIDAY SPORT. MELBOURNE, Saturday. - Many important race meetings are held on Australia Day holi day. In Melbourne the Williams town Racing Club has framed their programme for the meet ing to be held at Flemington. If the holiday is banned the meet iihg will be cancelled, as it is un likely that the clubs concerned will ask to be allowed to carry on. The important race at Flemington is the Australia Day Cup. Rich races, the Anniversary Handicap and Adrian Knox Stakes, are fixed for Rand wick, but probably those races would be run on the Saturday in place of two .other events on the 'first day of the A.J.C. Anniversary Meeting. Apart from racing, a small re gatta. of the South Melbourne Rowing Club is the only com petitive fixture set down for A.N.A. Day in Melbourne. There has. been some talk of an other patriotic cricket match, but no arrangements have, so far been made. Athletic carnivals at Casterton, and Wangaratta, have already been cancelled, but tenni...
CANADIAN TO ATTEND WAR COUNCIL [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 11 January 1942
CANADIAN TO ATTEND WAR COUNCIL CANBERRA, Saturday. - An" important precedent will be established by the War, Advisory Council when the newly appointed High Commissioner for Canada (Major-General V. W. Odium) attends the meeting in Melbourne on Monday to par ticipate in important talks on the Pacific campaign. Decision' "of the Prime Minister (Mr. Ctirtin) to invite Major-General Odium to attend is regarded as further significant evidence of the unity being' developed among the nations co-operating against the Japanese. Major-General Odium spent more than an Ilour in a preliminary con ference with Mr. Curtin in Canberra on Thursday. The subject of their talk was not revealed. Joint Council Plan Monday's meeting of the War Council is expected to develop in im portant respects the Australian plan for the joint determination of policy on matters relating to high strategy in the Pacific campaign. While strongly supporting the agreement for a single military command, the Federal Govern me...
Airline Seized [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 11 January 1942
Airlinee ,.Seized NEW YORK, Wediesrday.-The Rio de Janeiro correspondetit of United -Press says that: the Brazilian Government to-day seized the Ger man-controlled Condor Airlines, the most important South American avi ation: company, -.Its routes cover 9,ooo miles in South America, V
Rubber Plantings [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 11 January 1942
Rubber Plantings.: NE\WV YORK Thuisday.-The. -Department of- Agriculture is urging Congress to take-immediaite'action, for the production of-the Guayule rubber plant in the- United States as a pre caution against a long -war. Planting available seedlings now would result` in.- production .of- 27,000 tons :-of. rub her, yearly by 1948,, the *departmeiit claims. - At the same timee' Mr. V William O'Neill, president of -the - General Tyre Company, is ,urging the Con gress Committee to cuiltivate the Russian dandelion, "satisagi," which is supplying Russia with 20 Iper cent; of its present rubber requirements.
RECRUITS FOR ARMY FARMS Experienced Men Enlisted [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 11 January 1942
RECRUITS FOR ARMY FARMS Experienced Men Enli: ted BRISBANE, Friday. - Lieutenant L. "A. Campbell, offcer in charge of the army farm unit at Adelaide River, Northern Territory, was in Toowoomba yesterday recruiting for his unit. He enlisted 70 men, all ex perienced farmers. Lieutenant Campbell says the unit will be almost ioo per cent. Downs men, and, wvitih its increased strength, will be able to develop a series of farms to supplement the fresh food supplies of the northern troops. Lieutenant Campbell was himself a farmer on the Downs for some years. He considers there are great prospects for developing tobacco, cot ton; peanuts, pigs, and poultry in the Northern Territory for supplies to troops throughout northern camps.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 11 January 1942
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FEDERAL OPPOSITION URGES MILITIA BE SENT ABROAD [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 11 January 1942
FEDERAL OPPOSITION URGES MILITIA BE SENT ABROAD CANBERRA, Friday. - The Federal Oppositiov is still urging the Government to amend the De fence Act to enable the Militia to be sent abroad in the defence of Australia. The Opposition Leader (Mr. Fad den) said yesterday that he had brought. the question before the Prime Minister on December 17. As the law now stood, it would be impossible to reinforce Pacific ter ritories, or even NewvZealand, except withli the A.IF. "The Government must. be able to emiploy Australian troops in the place where the greater necessity'exists, .without any statutory restrictions," Mr. Fadden added. "Malaya and the Pacific Islands are just as vital, to the defence of Aiistralia as are our own ,coastal fortifications. " ."These troops should be cap able of employment in the sphere. in -which they are most useful, whether they be voluntarily en listed or raised under the Defence Act." With the authority and concurrence of the Opposition parties,, he had place...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 11 January 1942
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Increased Meat Storage In Inland Centres [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 11 January 1942
Increased Meat Storage In Inland Centres CANI3ERRA,. Saturday. -. Cold storage space for meat is being hi .creased lit inlanidl centres.:asý part- of 'the* Comnmonwealth Government's ph1ins to ensurer the spread of :adcl quate food stocks throughout the country districts. The- Mhtiister for Commerce (Mr. Scully) said on Wednesday that negotiations were pending for the re novation of killing and meat cool 'stores.at Murtoa, Victoria. Tlhe plant at -Forhes, NSW,., was also being Pitt. in' 6rtl r L ,...'
NEWS FROM AMERICA All Time High Public Debt [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 11 January 1942
NEWS FROM AMERICA Al Time HLig Public Debt NEW YORK; Thdrsday.-Th'e public debt created by President Roosevelt's Budget. received :the applause;of.:the nation, probably " because rit was -too-big . to be understood, but there, is some . criticism of .Budget: details. T.lhe. public.. debt is expcctcedto. I1c,.. .110o,421 million dollars (approxi mately £A34,500 million)--the gieat est deficiency ever contemplated. Some.of the items in the huge.total of 2828 million dollars .(approxi Sniitely IA884 million) in" depart mental -allocations,- exclusive of. the army., and. navy, are. described as "defence expenditure." 'Hints On New Taxes Congressional tax experts indicated .that larger corporation taxes, 'a 5o. per' cent. increase 'in income tax, a' larger excess profits tax; atid some ithing, approaching a' general .saler" tax were' being considered. ··---V--
Enemy Infantry Waves Shattered in Malaya Chinese Diversion at Canton [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 11 January 1942
Enemy Infantry Waves Shattered in Malaya Chinese Diversion at Canton A desperate throw to break the defence line 'covering Kuala Lumpur, central Malayan key point, is the latest Japanese effort in the south west Pacific. Imperial forces,. which presumably include Australians, are standing off successive waves of enemy infantry in the defense triangle form ed by the Slim and Bernam rivers in Selangor. To prevent the Japanese withdrawing troops for use against the British and Americans, the Chinese have staged an attack on C[`.n!n in cn?nth+ Cr.in aind have rp?ia'hal th+ n,?ier, - ?nhrhn. MALAYAN FRONT SINGAPORE, Saturday.-In the fighting in northern Selangor, where the British defence line now runs, the Japanese have thrown in strong .forces of tanks and motorised in fantry. A desperate effort is being made. to break through the defen sive triangle on the Slim and Bernam rivers. In what is described as a night mare battle in thick jungle, man grove swamps and rubber plantations, the ...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 11 January 1942
MORE AND MORE WOMEN are being utilised In the defence services in Britain as in Australia. These ,V girls have enlisted in the anti-aircraft service, and are shown using an identification telescope. The dia grams on the wall enable them to distinguish Britisit and enemy planes, .
TRAVELS 15,000 MILES TO JOIN UP WITH A.I.F. MANY THRILLS ON WAY HOME [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 11 January 1942
STRAVELS 15;U MILES TO 'JOIN UP WITH A.L. F. .. MANY THRILLS ON WAY HOME ADELAIDE, Saturday.-Unable to join the Australian forces in England, Mr. Harry Wesley-Smith, 27, formerly language master .. .. at Queen's and King's Colleges (Adelaide), travelled i5,ooo miles:" . 'to. Australia to join the A.I.F. After a hIazardous voyage across S .teth ..Ncrth, ,Attlantic ,.and ,tltougl Pi.°; : aiia., :h1e reaclied hiome a f6rtniglit ago. "He ihad. his first me1dial ex amination at the A:I F. rec:tuitign c:.; ,jep6ot North te·irace, on Weditnesda:y. Mr. Wesley-Smith was on 'his vay to England when war broke out between Britain and Germany. He . was .on: his way .back when Japiani came into the coniflict ,:iHe had a rounldabout trip to .Brit Sain:His ship" w'is" ir the Red Sea whenii. the' outlireak? of. 'war seemnied h ii ?iii?nlent A'tAden the ca'iptaiiwas ;ý :?ii enrseael eo orders to. sail in a €cer ,.tai. tirection for 24 hours. Wheen thie orders were opened - passentigers found theinsel...
MINISTRY ACTS TO END ALL COAL STOPPAGES [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 11 January 1942
MINISTRY ACTS TO END ALL COAL STOPPAGES SYDNEY, Saturday.-National Security Regulations providing for stringent penalties against em ployers and employees respon sible for the interference of coal production were promulgated shortly after noon yesterday, when the time-limit set by the Federal Government for a com plete resumption of work on the. coalfields expired. Coal mines in New South Wales, which were idle yesterday included five on the northern field and one on the western field. The Government requires these mines to be working on M-onday. Under the new coal regulations, employees, who, against the direc tion or advice of their union, refuse work or fail to attend for work will from now be subject to: (z) The penalties provided for breaches of the National Securi ties Act; (2) Expulsion from their union; (3) Cancellation of any exemp tion from any military service given them under the reserved occupations order. : Coal-owners are required to keep their mines open and to obser...
RETAIL FRUIT PRICE INQUIRY [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 11 January 1942
RETAIL FRUIT PRICE INQUIRY MELBOURNE, Thursday. - An inquiry into the retail price of apples and pears will be made by the Prices Commissioner (Professor Copland). Announcing this to-day the Assistant Minister for Commerce (Senator Fraser) said that last year the margin of profit between the prices fixed by the Apple and Pear Board and the prices paid by the consumer had been too great. He intended to ask Profes sor Copland to inquire into the mat ter. Mr. Fraser said he also would in troduce regulations to prevent agents from using subsidiary firms when disposing of fruit. This would apply mostly to Sydney agents. He was also considering the-establishment of sellihg floors in other capitals besides Brisbane.