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EQUIPMENT AND TRAINING NEED OF ARMY [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 11 January 1942
EQUIPMENT AND TRAINING NEED OF ARMY "It is essential that our army should have equipment, training, and the benefit of experience which will give that training reality, because modern warfare is entirely different from that of the- past." This statement was made in Bris bane by Major-General S. G. Savige, who has ju'st returned from abroad to take command of the Third In fantry Division. in Victoria. "The basis of training must be that -every man should be a master of the weapons he liandles, and that non commissioned officers should be trained to the highest possible stand ard, because leadership devolves on the junior leader in niodern war to a much greater extent than in the last war." The training of troops in night operations also had become more im portant, lie added. Though his party had missed Japanese air raids at Rangoon -and- in Malaya, he was convinced that --British pilots had the measure of the Japanese airmen so long as they had fighters to deal with' them. The -mater...
ADELAIDE MATCHES [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 11 January 1942
ADELAIDE MATCHES Adelaide, Saturday.-West Torrens. the most successful team playing grade cricket this season, was, dismissed by East Torrens for 189-their lowest tally, for several seasons. Scores were:-West Torrens, 189 (Dod son) 25 Hamence 50, Blackhouse 3-63) v. East Torrens, 0-5; Port Adelaide, 64: v,. Glenelg, 103; Prospect, 1-26 v. Kensing ton, 202; Sturt, 253 V. Adelaide, 2-23,
Refuse To Observe Daylight Saving [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 11 January 1942
Refuse To,. bserve Daylight Saving The refusal of cows to re cognise daylight saving is con tributing to city milk shortages down south, claims a Brisbane report. Wholesale milk vendors state: "Cows refuse to produce milk in sufficient quantities dur ing the heat of the day or when they have been disturbed from their rest arin hour' before the accustomed time. .'They" did not': .like Ibeiiig awakened at 3.30: a.m. instead* of 4.30 a.m., :and it is unfair to expect them to milk so well during the hottest periods of the day."
SEVERE DUST STORMS IN SOUTHERN STATES Queensland Heat Wave Deaths: East-West Line Washaways [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 11 January 1942
SEVERE DUST STORMS IN SOUTHERN STATES Queensland Heat Wave Deaths: East :West Line Washaways ADELAIDE, Friday.-Melbourne and Adelaide suffered the worst dust storm-in many years on Wednesday. The gale, which raged for hours in Melbourne, reached a velocity of 6o m.p.h. One man was killed in Adelaide and two others are reported missing. During the height of the storm in Melbourne visibility was reduced to almost zero, giving the city the ap pearance of a complete black-out. In the Mallee district the storm was so severe that wheat cart ing had to be abandoned, and during the afternoon cars had to be driven with headlights full on. In- the western district of Victoria, after a succession of very hot dlays, much damage was caused by the worst bush fires of the season. Devastation in Adelaide Houses were unroofed, fences and hoardings razed and communications disrupted during the storm in Ade laide.. The wind reached hurricane velocityat '72 m.p.h., and in outly ing parts gusts were eve...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 11 January 1942
AUSTRALIAN-MADE 3.7 inch anti-aircraft guns in practice shoots on the sea coast have demonstrated their high quality. These modern weapons are now in quick production in various States, and are being sent to many parts of the Commonwealth.-Department of Information photo. -
INTERSTATE NEWS IN BRIEF DESPERATE DUEL [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 11 January 1942
LINTERSTATE NEWS IN BRIEF DESPERATE DUEL f Sydney, Thursday.-Tests by bal listic experts at the C.I.B. yesterday pij proved that Robert Sidney Jones, the SMaitland jail-breaker, had shot him self when he found' that he was cor ': neredl by detectives in a house in Els wick Street, Leichhardt, early yester (l:'day morning. PLANE CRASH Sydney, Thursday.-An officer and an airman were killed when an air craft from the R.A.A.F. station at . Canberra crashed near Williamstown ' (Vic.) on Tuesday. The aircraft was totally destroyed. The cause of the : accident is obscure. The victims were Pilot-Officer Stanley Eric Ross, .e 2t; married, formerly of Nedlands .(W.A:); Aircraftsman John Keith MacDonald Brown, 32. married, formerly of Campsie (N.S.WV.). i CAR INSURANCE SCanberra, -Thursday.--Suggestions 1,,that ..motor car insurance charges i sliould' be reduced in proportion to .=;the tredticed risk of accident damage Yiiw, which ',has, resulted from petrol r?ationing, will be discussed immed...
Musical Mermaid [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 11 January 1942
M Mausical:/ Mermaid HONEY-HAIREDI, blie-eyed songstress;, "Janis Cartei, spends as much time'as" she can in the surf because in her own words she thinks "too" much film life -unnatural." Glamor- doesn't mean- -a' "thing:to Jani9:o' On'tnl set she's known' .as the "home girl," and is one of the' best. cooks In: HollyWood,
REDS SLICE CHILLED HUNS ON 2 FRONTS [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 11 January 1942
tREDS SLICE SCHiLLED HUNS ON 2' FRONTS MOSCOW, Saturday. -' To 'day's official,'comnininlque reveals,, ;that. since. the capture. of' Moh jaisk, the .Russian - forces .have advanced 2o' miles in two days.., , The' Russians are now two-thirds iof the way' back to Smolensk, which: is the key to-the -entire German po sitioni on the eastern front. ... Two more towns have been cap tured from the Germans iti this area; one ;being NMosalsk, W1'hich lies' 83 mniles souith-east of Smolensk., Continued Russian success is also reported from the Crimea, where: the forces which re-took Kerch 'and Theo dosia ate moving to link up .with Russian troops who landed at other .points in. the Crimea. Five. German divisions are' threat ened by--this move :and the enemy :line of .retreat:aacross'-,ther Perekop is, menaced. STlie. M'scow newspapers -declare that .the battles.of' Ketch. ands Moh jaisk" have: recided: the fate. of: tlier Battle of Russia. , - German Admission' - LONDON, Saturday. .-- Berlin ...
JOE LOUIS TO JOIN ARMY Meets Baer For Championship NEW YORK, Wednesday. — [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 11 January 1942
JOE LOUIS TO JOIN ARMY Meets Baer For Championship NEW YORK, Wednesday. - Next Friday's championship fight may be Joe Louis's last. Whether or no, there is mounting interest in it, partly because Louis is giv ing his entire share of the.pro-. ceeds, which is estimated at 8o,ooo dollars, to the Navy"Relief Fund. Moreover, the fact that Louis is joining the Army Air Corps almost immediately adds piquancy to the contest, and the challenger, Buddy 'Baer, is reported to be in excellent form. Other .sportsmen enlisting are "Man-Mountain" Dean, the bearded wrestler, and-Benny Leonard, former lightweight champion boxer. 'f __
ALABAMA KID AND RON RICHARDS [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 11 January 1942
ALABAMA KID AND RON RICHARDS SYDNEY, Saturday. -- Alabama Kid will arrive from Melbourne on Monday, to complete his training for his contest against Ron Richards at the Rushcutter Bay Stadium In his last, match, Alabama Kid beat the Australian light-heavyweight champion, Cec. Overall, in Adelaide, Richards is training at McQuillan's gymnasium, and has been doing much road work. Alabama Kid was outpointed by Richards in their first match at the Sports Ground in December, 1938, He created a favorable impression against a lbrilliant opponent. Since then he has had many successes in Australia.
INTERSTATE RACING ASCOT (Melbourne) [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 11 January 1942
INTERSTATE RACING ASCOT (Melbourne) NORMANBY TRIAL HURDLE, 2 miles: WHIRLAWAY, 9.2 (Meenan) 1, Brow ser, 10.3 (Sweetenham) 2 Jack- Farr, 11.10 (Bracken) 3. Scratchings: Gilmer ton, Parilla, Yarrandandy. BETTING: 6-1, 7-1, 7-1, Tote: win, £1/19/6; place, 11/-, 15/-, 12/6. EFFINGHAM HANDICAP 51'z furs.: CHRISTOPHER WREN, 8.1 (Hartney) 1, Pickaway, 7.13 (Badger) 2, Emphatic, 7.11 (Mornement) 3. Scratchings: At torney, Wags. BETTING: 20-1, 6-4, 15-1. Tote: win, £4/2/-; place, £1/3/-, 7/-, £1/5/16. ANGLESEY TRIAL H' CAP, 1st div., 7 furs.: TUNIC, 9.1 (Heather) 1, Nictate, 8.12 (Moran) 2, Tyngold. 9.5 (Nicholls) 3. Scratching: Welcome Find. BETTING: 7-4, 7-1, 4-1. Tote: win, 13/6; place, 7/6, 14/-, 9/6. ANGLESEY TRIAL HANDICAP, 2nd div.. 7 furs.: EDMONTON, 9.0 (Badger) 1., Merry Laughter, 8.9 (Purtell) 2, Mitta Grand, 8.5 (Mornement) 3. Scratching: Cursitor. BETTING: 3-1, 7-2, 8-1. Tote: win, 18/6; place, 8/6, 10/-, 10/6. SANGLESEY TRIAL HANDICAP, 3rd div., 7 furs.: DARAWEIT, 9.7 (Preston...
MENZIES EXPECTS ATTACK ON AUSTRALIA [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 11 January 1942
.MENZIE.. EXPECTS ATTACK- ON, AUSTRALI .. SYDNEY, Saturday.---"Australia is nearer, direct physical attack than at any time in herhistory, and will al most.certainly suffer it,'' declared' ex Prime Minister .Menzies in a broad cast from Sydney Hlt night. He addecl that while Australia was so much nearer the battle line, the: British Empire as a whole is much nearer victory than he believed it possible 12 months ago. V
H.M.S. GALATEA TORPEDO VICTIM [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 11 January 1942
H.M;S.: GALATEA TORPEDOi VICTIM' London of~icially reports the loss: of the cruiser H;M.S. Galatea, off' the Egyptian coast. Hit by three torpedoes d(uring the black of night, the Galatea went to, the bottom in three minutes, There were sonice survivors, in clu(ling a war corresl)ondcnt named Murray Allen,.but. Massey Anderson,. rcpreAenting Reuter's Agency, was. drowned. The latter was aboard the aircraft carrier, Illustrious, when she was dive-bombed in t.e Mediter ranean last year. In the stress of our life-long endeavour,. When loom the grim battles before, Must the frultse-f the victory ever Be spoils, for the ,strong in the war. But.weakness and Ills shall be distant, And. strength -for the strife will bo sure,. If, girt in an armour resistant, We take Woods' Great Peppermint Cure,
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 11 January 1942
Starting to-day, Army News will give each Sunday, a re view of the various war fronts> Major G. 'S. Plant, Army Education 'Service, and Doc tor of Political Science, con tributes this review which represents his'own observa tions and impressions.
REASONABLE TRANSPORT FOR RACE TRAFFIC [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 11 January 1942
REASONABLE TRANSPORT FOR RACE TRAFFIC CANBERRA, Friday.-The Fed eral Government has decided that reasonable train and tram services should be provided to take passen gers to and from race meetings on Saturdays- and public holidays. The Transport Minister' (Mr, Lawsonson), said the elimination of special services to such fixtures re sulted in considerable congestion and much inconvenience to munitions and other war workers.
DEAD HEAT FOR MAIN EVENT AT ASCOT [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 11 January 1942
DEAD HEAT FOR MAIN EVENT AT ASCOT MELBOURNE, Saturday. - In a. grand finish and with the result in doubt until-the numbers were posted,. Somerset and Jerry Cronin dead-heated in the In verness Handicap; the main dis- " tance race at Ascot this after noon. The Chesterfield Handicap, the main sprint race of the afternoon, was marred by a bad start. Averne poved most stubborn after. being mounted but was.eventually taken to the starting post.,, She was still in a stubborn humor and would not face tip. Apparently some of the riders were caught napping when the starter let the machine go, as Law Student, Re ception, Colonus and Orteli 'all lost ground. Chances of the first- named three were completely spoiled as a result. Orteli might have been able to have- completed the hat trick.;- Not only was she badly away, but itn the early stages she was hampered for room. As a result of the josition in which she finished she' beat only three home, but .it was not a true indication of her effort....