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PACIFIC RISKS ADMITTED BY BRITISH MINISTER Taken With Open Eyes [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 11 January 1942
PACIFIC RISKS ADMITTED, BY BRITISH MINISTER "Taken With Open Eyes LONDON, Saturday. - Frank admission that Britain, took risks in the Pacific; but took them with her eyes open, was made by.. Air. :Minister Sir-Archibald Sinclair, in the House: of Commons 'yester day. He added that America also' took Srisks in order to help us in our fight against Germany, and Britain took risks to assist: Russia.: Emphasising that R.A,F. bomber .squadrons and . those of Britain's Allies, are 'carrying a heavy burden, 'Sir Archibald attacked' the people -who contend that"the Government has been complacent and had under 'estimated the power of Japan. It, was to-day's critics .who had ibeen the complacent ones and had grossly under-estimated- the -power of Germany, Italy and Japan, he de - .clarecd. "Many do not realise," added Sir -Archibald, , "that ' in order to fight t- hese three Powers we have stretched .,ourselves. to the utmost." Joining the debate, 'Deputy Prime' -:Minister Attlee said" that t...
INTERSTATE CRICKET MELBOURNE GRADE GAMES [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 11 January 1942
INTERSTATE CRICKET MELBOURNE GRADE GAMES. Melbourne, Saturday.-Leadihg bats men in to-day's matches were:-Dono hue'. 89 and Vernon, 82 (Northcote): Barty 64 (North Melbourne): Michael 60 n.o. and Price 56 n.o.; (Carlton); Sheahan 63 (Fitzroy). Austinr took 5-35 for, Cellingwood; Meikle 5-27 for North Melbourne and Jack Frederick 4-3 (including the hat trick) for Fitzroy. Scores were:-Richmond, 199 v. Carl ton, 2-130: Hawthgqn-East Melbourne, 161 V. Collingwood, 1-33: Essendon, 92 v. North Melbourne,' 7-60: Prahran, 111 v. Melbourne, 5-58: Northcote, 8-366 v. S~m1th Melbourne; Coburg, 88 v. Fitzroy, 6-183. St. Kilda nlayed a scratch game -with teams led by .Tamblyn and Ferguson. Tamblyn's Eleven declared at-8-173 and Ferguson's Eleven scored 144, . V•
BODY DRAGGED BY BULL FOR 10 HOURS [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 11 January 1942
BODY DRAGGED BY BULL FOR 10 HOURS SYDNEY, Frida y.-Attached by a, rope to the horns of a hull, the blruiseld and laccrated body of John Ross, dairy farmer, of North Creek, near Ballina (N.S.W.), was found by his daughter, Mrs. 1Be-1, in a paddock on the farm early on 'Thursday morn ing. It is believed that the )bod(y was dragged around for ten hours. After milking about 6,30 on Wed nesday afternoon, Mrs. Ross and an assistant left for home, leaving Ross to tie up the bull, and go for the mail. As Ross had not returned home by 2 a.m. a search was made. The party found Ross' saddled horse and a'draught horse.with col lar and hanaes on, grazing,-.Subse citcntly Ross -was found by hlis daughter, being dragged by a" piece. of' rope attached to the horns of a bull, and tiedl to his left wrist. Ross had not been gored by the bull, but his body was in a batdly lacerated condition frotl being dragged around, tlie paddock. 'Rss, whose left arm was partially crippled; was in the habit of faste...
PRESS SLATES PUBLIC APATHY ON PACIFIC [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 15 January 1942
PRESS" SLATES PUBLIC. APATHY ON. PACIFIC British reception :of the re verses in the -south-west Pacific is being trenchantly criticised by the London Press. The official Singapore communiques are like wise under fire. All the leading newspapers agree thlat the casual andl even apathetic attitude towards Pacific happenings is, deplorable, and especially dis qtiieting since it suggests that the pjoplc of 3ritaitn are not awake to .;he strategic significance of Malaya al?(l the Netherlands East Indies. 1 Meaningless Communiques 'The Evening News (Conservative) sharply criticises what it calls "the meaningless Singapore connituni ci ies," and asks: "\What is the point of all 1this blabbling?"' It is pointed out .that while 1ualaa Luimpur was captured liy the ,Japanese on Sunday mtorning,. the official colilnuniques on Sunday and M onday could say no more than that the situation was obscure; the real iiews not being released until Tues day morning. 1 n contrast, Douglas Wilkie, Malayan c...
INDUSTRIAL ARMY TO MEET DEMANDS [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 15 January 1942
-v INDUSTRIAL ARMY TO MEET DEMANDS MELBOURNE WVednesday.- 'lie creation of a Mobile Indtustrial Army to met war time industrial demands.. as they arise in certain Statcs, will shortly be urged upon the Federal Ministry by senior -members of the Cabinet as a means, of overcoming manpfower difficulties Women Taxi Drivers Women driving, taxis in Sydney. and others caring for animals in the Melbourne Zoo are described as two new solutions to the manpower problem.
AUSTRALIAN AIRMEN IN DESPATCHES [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 15 January 1942
AUSTRAL IAN AIRMEN IN DESPA TCHES MELBOURNE, Wedncsday. - Thlie Air .Minister (Mr. Drakeford) announced on Monday that the fol lowing members of the .R.A.A.F. have obeen mctentioned in despatches for exploits on. active service abroad: Sunuadron-Leader E. B13. Courtney, Snuadron-Leader J. C. Laver,, and Flight-Lieunt.' J. B. Costello, of Mel bourne; Flight-Licut. V. S. Arthur, Yelalion (Quceneisland) ; Flying Officer J. E. Jackson, Brisbane; Flying-Qfficer J. Kinnane, Adelaide; Warrant Officer W. J. Wait, Sydney, and Sergeant R. S. Walliwork, Mel bourne. Since the ldespatches wer.e written, Flight-Lieut. Arthur has won the D.FI.C. and. Sergeant. Wallwork has dlied of wounds received during an operational flight.
Pacific War Chiefs Under The New Allied Plan [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 15 January 1942
eaificWar chief Under TiThe Neb AlliedIPikn ij GENERAL WAVELL, to have supreme comnand of all land, sea, and air forces in the south-west Pacific. ADMIRAL HART (U.S. Navy) to command naval forces under General Wavell's direction, Major-General BRETT, chief of U.S. Army Air Corps, tobe Deputy Supreme Commander in the south-west Pacific, CHIANG KAI-SHEK, Supreme Coin mander of Allied: land and air forces in the Chinese theatre of war.
AIR CRAFT FACTORY CRAFTSMEN IDLE Government Inquiry [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 15 January 1942
AIRCRAFT FACTORY CRAFTSMEN IDLE Government Inquiry MEL3BOURNE, WVedncsday, - Allegations by employces at a Cotn tnonwe.ealth Aircraft Corporation fac-. tory in Sydney that ccrtain highly paid craftsnmcn at the factory are not being provided with sufficient work, and that the aircraft produc tion programunic is suffering ac cordingly, will be the subject of a special inquiry by the Contmion wealth Govcrnment. Announcing this on Monday, the Aircraft Production Ministcr .(Sena tor Cameron) said that if any of the conmplaints were found to be justified, they would he rcctifiled in the interests of thc nation. Tlc inquiry, lby rcvealing actual conditions at the factory, would be beneficial to all conccrncd, -V.
REDUCTION OF CAR FEES [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 15 January 1942
REDUCTIONR OF CAR FEES Mri I'cslry, Minister for Supply, statcedl the lcdcral Govcrnmecnt was investigatilng thic prospccts of a re dtiictioni in the car registration fees.c Mr. Beasiley explaincl that sonic State Governments hal already madle reductlions. Other States are revicew ing th.e position. V-----
Plane Every Four Minutes [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 15 January 1942
Plane ,Every Four ..:Minutes NEW YORK, Monday. -_ To, complete President Roosevelt's war production schedulc, the United States in .1943 must complete a plane in . every four minutes, a tank in. every sevenI minutes, and two nmer chant ships each dlay. The National Association. of MRIufacturers an nounces this, after a close analysis of th.e..President's figures. The... estimated . present productionw of tanks in the United States is 2800 a month. President Roosevelt has asked for 45,000 tanks this. yeir, and. 75,o000 in 1943.
FRENCH LINER FOR U.S. NAVY SOON [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 15 January 1942
SFRENCH LINER FOR U.S. NAVY SOON NEW YORK, Monday. -Wines worth 165oo, silverware valued at: £50,ooo,_ and £625;ooo worth :of furn ishings have ben taken ashore froim the French luxury liner Normandie: (83,423 -'tons), which is being con verted into the U.S: Navy auxiliary,. Lafayette. The Normannidie's famtis, `6-ton. bronze door and swimming pool have: been iremoved. :Steel plates cover more than 500oo portholes. * V
INDUSTRY CONTROL [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 15 January 1942
INDUSTRY 'CONTROL WASHINGTON, Monday. - Mr. C. E. Wilson, presidept of, 'Gencral Motors, told the press that ,tlther was_ no chance of the adoption of the Labor proposal that industry, Labor artd the Government sliotoild share equally in managing war pr duction. .` cr 1
U.S. REJECTS SEPARATE AIR FORCE [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 15 January 1942
U.S. REJECTS SEPARATE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON, Tuesday. Following a survey of aerial war fare, a meeting of United States Army and Navy leaders decided against the setting up of a separate air force. This ldecision is interesting in view of the controversy that has raged on the question, not only in Ameri ca, but also in British countries where the practice is ýo maintain three separate fighting services. Th'le United States has always had a Naval Air Corps under direct Navy conmmand, (nd an Army Air Corps undl.er direct Army command. Germany, like Britain, maintains an Air Force as a separate entity,. and itndeed, its modern war machine was huilt on air power as a combina tion of long range artillery and civi lian terror machine. Alleged Lack Of Support In the Greek and Cretan campaigns there was much Press criticism of the alleged lack of co-ordination be tween the British air force and land force. .Again in Malaya, when the Prince of WVales and Repulse were (live-bombnledl and sunk,...
Murderer Trapped [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 15 January 1942
M`urderer Trapped WASHINGTON, M'onday - A wristwiatch, found by police in a "pawnshop, -wfts one link in the chain of events which finally led to the arrest (on tnumcrous charges for inurder and assault), of-Jarvis Roose velt Catoe, a negro. He had terrbr ised the women of the-city for scven years the Washington police allege.
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Allied Planning Body Interests In Australia [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 15 January 1942
Allied Planning Body Interests In Australia It is announced fronm -Canbcrra that Mr. J. P. Abbott, New South Wales Country Party member, has been -appointed chiairman and Govcrnment representative on the Allied Consultations and Adininis trative Planning Colmmittee. This commtittee will deal with problems arising out of. the new\ situation.in the- Pacific as it affects Allied interests in the Conmmon wealtlh.,