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Y.M.C.A. PARS. [Newspaper Article] — Broadmeadows Camp Sentry — 27 July 1917
Y.M.C.A. PARS. By an Official. On. Wednesday, 18th July, the boys were favoured with an excellent con cert, rendered by a pIarty brought out by Miss Barras. All artists were we!ll received, and plenty of encores were given. Splendid solos and recitations wvere rendered, and items on the 'cello were apI)preciated. Miss Dolly Stewart brought along a good party on Thursday night. All items were appreciated. This con cert was arranged by the camp amuse ment committee, and we were glad to -place our concert hall at their dis posal. On Friday night. 20th, Miss Weills brought her party along. A good pro granumme was rendered, and, judging by the order of the men, enjoyed. Monday night Miss Melba Langford and her party gave us a 'very enjoy able evening. First-class artists all. Best talented party put on. by us for a long- while. We congratulate -the men of our camp on their behaviour at our con-. certs. The artists go to a good deal, of trouble and expense to give a good programme. They r...
"THE FORTUNES OF FIFI." [Newspaper Article] — Broadmeadows Camp Sentry — 27 July 1917
"THE FORTUNES OF FIFL." This is the story of a French ac tress, whose colossal conceit makes her-believe that she is -a-great actress, despite the failure of her first com pany. She goes to Paris, where she becomes the joy and dlespair of Car touche, her self-appointed guardIian. Cartouche dlecides that she must be educated and be made a "lady." She is bundled off to the home of Louis Bourcet, where she proceeds to startle them by her wild extravagances. She finally gives away, the remainder of her money to a charitable benefit for old soldiers. and proposes to Car touche. Lovers of refined, wholesome comedy will find pleasant entertain ment in thip Famious Player's produc tron.
WANTED—AN APOLOGY. [Newspaper Article] — Broadmeadows Camp Sentry — 27 July 1917
WANTED-AN APOUeC;V. In reference to an edito'ial :,ara graph which recently appeared in the "Age," stating that many soldiers thought-it hard lines that there were young and eligible men on the Y.M1.C.A. staff who had not enlisted, may we say that this is not true? Every -member of this Broad meadows staff is willing to be exam ined by any military doctor, and will be delighted to enlist if found fit. We are all ready to do our bit. \We should not be here if we were not. Let this plain challenge end the scandal-except for the apology we ask from the "Age." [Written, after consultation, by Tbm Rostron He\wart, Y.M.C.A. Staff. Broadmeadows Camp, Vie.]
THE SLEDGE HAMMER. [Newspaper Article] — Broadmeadows Camp Sentry — 27 July 1917
'THE SLEDGE HA?,II~R . That Ben and John Ful!,IV are de termined their Palace Theat:'r ',atrons shall have the very best o; ,.' ys pre sented to- them is evidle.lcd by the fact that the melodrama to be pro duced next Saturday, the 28th inst., is by Wilson Ba'rett. the author of the world-wide dramatic success, "The Sign of the Cross." The -new play is entitled "The Slea4e Hammer," and its !troductjionr: i:, :'eat Britain and America has _beeu, : wonderful suc cess, both artkticaily and financially; press and playgo.rs- being of the opinioq- that it i- 4.Aite as powerful and thrilling as itL companion play. "The Sign of the Cr is.' "The Sledge Hammeri" deals with modern life, and was written with The view of touring it with ." The Sign of the 'Cross," the author being of opin.ion that force of contrast "would .se ,e to heighten the effect of both t hes~ great dramas: Go and see this.
The Broadmeadows Camp Sentry [Newspaper Article] — Broadmeadows Camp Sentry — 27 July 1917
r Ebe JS~7c~ntaoabticaow i I amp ' enCttri ! 'thered is .t , much good ill the wIrsCt of us. There is so much had in tle best of us. IThat it ill becomes any one ,f us T' talk .labout the. rest of us. In presenting this issue" of the " Sentr'y" to our readei-s we feel very gratified to' be able to announce that ia future all publications wxill be on the same basis, viz., four page. As this means a great enlargement of ,pace to fill each week, and extra ccs in production, we ask that the support accorded in the past will be increased also. This paper is run to improve ihe.conditions relating to a soldieri !ife, and'also to act as; a medium for. the venitilation of the jokes, etc., that .are ever, prevalent in camp life. When dhe present editor receives his piass 'ortt to : move on ",-we want to be able to hand over etie " Campi Sentry" to ·ome responsible person or persons Throadmeadows is a military .cam3. 'Lt the present time letters are re eived fi'om all parts of the country or c...
IN BILLETS IN FRANCE. [Newspaper Article] — Broadmeadows Camp Sentry — 27 July 1917
.IN BILLETS IN FRANCE. .Out for a sliell! . S Time 9 a.m. Gt rpoked in the ribs! "I;"e! -Jo,!?_&:0m-turin, to, get up anr get" the breakfast\" says Mac.: " Grunt:" -'~Get up," he say,, and pokes a cold foirk-I' think it was a fork, it, may ,have been his frozen'finger--dcwn my back. I got upI slowly--ver'y slowly, and dress and shiver like a wet- rag dur ing the process. Since. I've forgotten to,: put my boots under the pillow overnight they'i'e frozen hard. I pick up the niess tins to find that the remains of the tea-from last night is .a block of brown ice. This has to be gouged out with a Sbayonet. The noise Wakes up a few more. " You up, Vic? Any chance of you getting mf breakfast? Don't.feeI too - good." Another-'"Get mine, will you? I got yours yesterday morning. 'I clearout before anyone else can think of favours they want recipro cated. To get to the cookhouse i have to leave our billet, cross the- road. and travel another hundred yards through the -back' yard of No....
"DON'TS" FOR SOLDIERS." [Newspaper Article] — Broadmeadows Camp Sentry — 27 July 1917
"DON'TS " FOR SOLDIERS." &nbsp; By a Y.M. Don't make up your mind what you want to eat-or drink before you come to the bar. (We love to meet unde- cided men when we are trying, to serve six lpeople at once.), Don't-have your money ready. (We love waiting for that tray-bit while your cobbers starve.) Don't say 'please' or "thank you." &nbsp; &nbsp; They are two English words-- Not Aus- tralian. ' Don't ask forr .!,tters- in --it post office houts. Come to the canteen five minutes earlier than we open or five minutes after we have closed. &nbsp; Don't hesitate (although' every Y.M.C.A. man is a "reject" to call us shirkers-with the usual Australian adjective. Don't hesitate to tell us that we are making a fortune out of selling pies, in spite of the fact that we buy them from Sargent's at 2d. each, and sell them to you at the same price. Don't blame us because we are not open night and day. Our hours are fixed by the military authorities. We Y.M.C.A. me...
THE ANGELS. [Newspaper Article] — Broadmeadows Camp Sentry — 27 July 1917
THE ANGELS. By "One of 'em." See them blokes down there with leggin's, Up. agin the Army meds.? - They're the bloomin' Army Service Fancy they’re the bloomin’ ‘eads. Cripes! they don't 'arf do no skitin'; Cracks as ‘ow they’re bloomin’ nobs. They don’t do no drill like us blokes, They gits all the cushey jobs. Never do no “jerks” o’ mornin’s, &nbsp; When it’s chilly on the flat; All they ‘as to do is “stables,” Groomin’ ‘orses, likes o’ that. They don’t ‘ave this ‘ere platoon drill All they gits is "Sections right," Jes’ becos’ they rides on ‘orses, An' wear spurs to 'elp 'em skite. While we're busy bay'net fitin', They’re on velvet ‘umpin’ coal, Loadin' wood, an' straw, an' taters. Shovellin’ earth out of an ‘ole. ‘Eavin’ oats on to their waggons, Shiftin’ great big bags o’ chaff, Cartin’ grub round to the cook-‘ouse, They enjoy ‘emselves, not ‘arf. Clippin’ ‘orses, playin’ signals, 'Andin' out great 'unks o' meat, They can’t stand our ‘ardy trainin’, That's why they gits j...
THE REAL THING. [Newspaper Article] — Broadmeadows Camp Sentry — 27 July 1917
THE REAL THING. 14th Reinforcement (to one of latest arrivals)----- " When did you know there was a war on, mate ?" Latest Arrival ---- "When I got spread-eagled at the landing, lad." CH'AP RFADING The Adventures of a Despatch Rider. i.,!trizng stories o, f the p!lre+etllr W;Ir'. Private Snud Taispon. " Spui " i. a ral sil'r;eIII. By Blow and Kiss. A ,rood Austrialian y;arn. The Cruise of the Dazzler, The Jacket, Before Adam, The Scarlet Plague. Fur gori .tories hy Jack London. Shorty MlcCabc. Slde-Stepping with Shorty. Se,'well FI,)ri's (the author of " T'orehy" :mIuInI?I;i stories, Each I/6. posted 1/8. WrIITE I S FOI AL.L YOUI Mi.LITARLY GEORGE ROBERTSON & CO. Pty. Ltd. 107-113 ELIZ.ABETH STREET,
THE PRINCESS THEATRE. [Newspaper Article] — Broadmeadows Camp Sentry — 27 July 1917
'THE PRINCESS' THEATRE. " The Story of the Rosary" at the Princess' Theatre is now in its sixth week, which only gogoes to show how appreciative the Melbourne public are when they get such a good show. The " Bulletin" writes :--- " Mr. Allan Wil- kie, in his play 'The Story of the Rosary,' holdout no hope of inpend- ing dissolution. It lasted over ten weeks in Sydney, and is now in its sixth week in the city where Prime Milnister Hughes directs operations &nbsp; against the enemy. One of these nights the Right Hon. W. M. Hughes &nbsp; aforesaid should step across from Parliament House and see how easily Allan Wilkie and his brother officers win the war on the opposite side of the street. &nbsp; &nbsp;
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Broadmeadows Camp Sentry — 3 August 1917
JOE TAYLOR THE TAILOR HE'S the right man. to go to when you want a good Suit-and the best value in Australia, Write for patterns, and please enclose this advertisement 109 BOURKE STREET 69 SWANSTON ST. And Suburbs HAVE YOU SEEN THE GREAT "TANKS" FILM and THE AUSTRALIANS AT POZIERES? Commonwealth Government War Films. Presented by the War Ofnee Cinema tograph Committee. PROCEEDS TO REPATRIATION FUNDS. Now Showing throughout the Suburbs. FOR A GOOD SQUARE THREE COURSE 1/3 MIEAL Go to the Regal Cafe 65 SWANSTON STREET. Before you. catch your Train or Car home come to us for Grills, Fish, Oysters or Refreshments. You can get these AT ALL HOURS.
"OUT THERE." [Newspaper Article] — Broadmeadows Camp Sentry — 3 August 1917
"OUT THERE." " Out There," J. and K: Tait's great new attraction at the King's Theatre, Melbourne, is full of gripping situa tions and thrilling climaxes, and is racy with a dialogue that remains iln the mind. J. Hartley Manners. the author of the piece, has well iustified his reputation as a dialogue writer iin his latest achievement. "
RELIEF FOR ANZACS. [Newspaper Article] — Broadmeadows Camp Sentry — 3 August 1917
REL EF FOR ANZACS. The week's appeal for reinforce ime-ts to enable soldiers who have been a thousand dclays on service to enjoy a rest will be brought to a close to-morrow night, when a recruiting concert and rally will be held at the Exhibition Building. The Prime Min ister and "the Director-General of Recruiting will deliver addresses. Madame Maggie Stirling and other prominent artists will assist in the I)rogramme, and it is expected that there will be a large atteridance, as all seats in the building are free. The mnembers of the State Recruiting Committee and several prominent military officers will be present, and thie chair nwill be taken by the Lord Mayor. It is expected that there will he a representative gathering of Federal and State Ministers.
CHEER-UP BRIGADE. [Newspaper Article] — Broadmeadows Camp Sentry — 3 August 1917
CHEER-UP BRIGADE. Thie Cheer-up Brigade wilI cele brate its 2nd anni;ersary on 2nd Sep teibher next, and it is proposed by the ladlies connected therewith to make the occasion somrething out of the ordinary by holding a " birthday \" party. They chave asked us to bring under the notice of readers their in tentions, and also to invoke their aid in tranming a concert programme to be rendered after the spread, \\-hiclh w-ill be partaken of an hour later than at present. Now, men, these ladies don't ask for much; they give most thenlselves, and it rests \vith you to club together and to show your appre ciation of their past favours by pro \-iding a rattling good programme.
THEY SAY [Newspaper Article] — Broadmeadows Camp Sentry — 3 August 1917
THEY SAY That the " S,.orts " ,,Ide the most of their -final leave. That somie of tlbe lads were having a gay ti!le in: th!e city on Tuesday. That it was bad luck no pay was orthcomi:ng hc fore leaving camp. That sonic ar;rangement should be Slacde to a:t' 1;kcn bIefore they go on nal leave. That the thieving in huts has prac .caily stopped. ' . " " That the shift of 24 hoiburs oni?main. a-rd is too severe. That two shifts of 12 hotr?r would Sa welcoime clange to themen.: mei iThat .an effort should be inade to v-c this miiatter brotught before the I . t people. . :: :( . [hat the guaard duty r-otind Q.M. res is very. nervx. That the 'fare Ifrom camp to Mel S:..:rne is 6d. returfi, andi thle fire fromni zM lbourne to camnp 7 d. single. That a soldier should be allow-ed -i, samet conicession at bothi ends.: Tia[t a' couDie :of the:boys decided n tigunient at the Stadium one night last week-. - ).Thait all hanids would like to wit • :iness a fer rounds .every night. Can't s:osieii?o?S...
LOVE. [Newspaper Article] — Broadmeadows Camp Sentry — 3 August 1917
LOVE. Would you be without Love Without the soft cling of it When the brown lark above Breaks his small throat to sing of it And the haunts of the dove Tn the wild woodlands ring of it? Would you be without Love And the sweet, sweet cling of it? Would you be without Love, With its grief and its pain, Its regrets and its fears, All its quarrels and tears And its sweet makings-up again? Would you be without Love Aye, in spite of its pain?
OUR FIRST NIGHT ON THE SOMME. [Newspaper Article] — Broadmeadows Camp Sentry — 3 August 1917
OUR FIRST NIGHT ON THE SOMME. It was our initiation on the Sonirc. For the past fortnight we had been. putting in hard training with plenty of: 'Ffull pack" route marches. Our O.C' had given us to understand that as ':John Norton's " tourists," our' days w-ere numbered. : Dinkumn - Stoush" and hard times would be our . portion in "the big puh" -: Naturally everybody was highly- strung- and' expectant. . . After a long day's marchi we reach ed ouir advanced billets at..nightfal, in=: a deserted and half ruined ~village. A couple of heavies nearby were-steadily despatching ':iron ri-ations " to Fritz, each report pi-oducing quite an earth quake effect in our upper room billet. We were dog-tired; _.the iinevitable ar? guments as to Wxho, -as occupvinu the mosst snace wer. soon settled. M.ac, the sction's pessliist,-"vas cerr tain Fritz would retaliate durinig the night, so-he elected to sleep near the': door, ready for. a, speedy evacuation to the cellar. In spite of the noise, Wce -sl...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Broadmeadows Camp Sentry — 3 August 1917
Last Nights Princess Theatre Direction - Ben. J. alnd John Fuller, Jr. Every Evening at 8. Matinees Saturdays at 2 p.m. SIXTH WEEK. SIXTH WEEK. Unprecedented Success. -ALLAN WILKIE and Frediswyde Hunter Watts, and a Powerful Cast, in THE DASHING MILITARY PLAY, The Story of the Rosaryl The most exciting Drama in years-a Play with something halppening every momient. Love, Laughter and Thrills. Popular Prices - - - - 4/, 3/, 2/, and 1/. That it is amusing to see the lads trying to do a masli. Can't be did! That those indulging in A.W.L. are getting no quarter from the authori ties. That it is far better to get home to time anid dodge C.B. for a week -or so. That "The Rosaryv" at Princess' Theatre will not be staged after next week.-:. -That " Sei en Days' Leave " will ifollow, thifs grand production - :,That at Parer's Crystal- Cafe and Hotel 200 Bourke-street, you can ret superior accorimmodation and absolu tel;y the best 1/3 meal in Melbourne. I; That we are "leased to see Lieut. Fra...
AUSTRALIAN HURDLE RACE. [Newspaper Article] — Broadmeadows Camp Sentry — 3 August 1917
AUSTRALIAN HURDLE RACE. .Tihe Australian Hurdle Race will ie run at Caulfield to-morrow. Many horses have a chance--just that chance to keep the punter poor. Le?ave tlihese alone, and have your bit on Bundong, Van Homreirh, aind McNaughty for a win and a place. Don't forget to give those who have supported this paper a call when you have any surplus silver. Help one another.