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Cigarette Price Rise Suspended By Minister Uses National Security Power [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 6 November 1941
Cigarette Price Rise Suspended By? Minister Uses National Security Power [ On Sunday night it was ordered by the Commonwealth Prices Commissioner (Professor Copland) that the retail price of cigarettes would be increa.sed immediately by a penny a small packet and twopence a large packet, and that tobacco would be a penny an ounce dearer. On Monday afternoon this order was suspended by the I Minister for Trade and Customs (Mr. Keane). It was the first time that a Federal Minister had invoked his power under the National Security (Prices) Regulations. Senator Keane has asked Profes Sor .Cbpland to review his order. Under the regulations the period of suspension will be 28 days. Mean while the prices ruling before the Budget will continue to operate. When asked by Army News .yesterday whether the increase in price would have affected the men of this area, Captain Wil son, of the Australian Canteen Services, said it was anticipated that there would not be any in crease in the price of c...
SKIPTON WINS CUP IN EASY STYLE LAUREATE UNLUCKY Hits Rail in Straight FULL CUP STORY [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 6 November 1941
SKIPTON ...WINS CUP IN ESArY :STYLE LAUREATE U.NLUCIKY : Hits Rail in Straight FULL CUP STORY By "Cardigan" of Melbourne Herald Australia has another turf star. - Skipton, the Victoria Derby winner,lwon the Melbourne Cup with a whirlwind dash from the turn which stamped him the best three-year-old winner since Peter Pan. E ighty thousand persons paid for admission to Flemington, and it;was estimated that about go,ooo were.present. The secretary of the V.R.C. said the attendance was bigger than last year. The record attendance at Flemington is o10,877 in 1926. Investments on the Cup were an all-time record, being £39,933, or £4,221/IO/- more than last year's-the previous best. The lightly weighted Son of Aur ous seemed to have the-race won .when he had cut Laureate dlown a furlong and a quarter from home, but he could not withstand Skipton's amazing run, and although his rider (W. Cook) was using the whip, Skip ton. was drawing away on the post to :win quite easily. Beau Vite ran a m...
Big A.I.F. Drive Armistice Day [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 6 November 1941
Big A.I.F. Drive Armistice Day An A.I.F. Reinforcement Week will commence in New South Wales on Armistice Day, November it. The new drive for reinforcements will include three special appeal days, November t, Tobruk Day, November 19, and Arrii Day, November 21. Mechanised" convoys will drive through the streets of Sydney as part of the appeal programme. Although the drive will be offi cially known as Reinforcement Week, the appeal will last about 12 days. The drive will open in Martin Place at noon on Armistice Day, soon after the Service of Renmem brance at the Cenotaph. "There is no more fitting day to open a drive such as this," said the Deputy-Director-General of Recruit ing (Lieut.-Col, Reid), "The lday is'full or significance for young men cligible to join the A.I.F. "We feel confident of a good reslonse." A similar drive will hle held in Adelaide on November It, with a march through the city streets. It was annotinced yesterday that Mr. Forde will make a nation-wide broadcast...
Forty-six Die in Big Fire [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 6 November 1941
Forty-six Die in Big Fire LONDON.-Forty-six people died in a clothing factory fire at Huddersfield (Yorkshire) last week-end. Thirty-six of the 46 victims were girls aged i6 to 20. They will all be buried in a communal grave. Six minutes after the employees had started work in the factory, a small fire began at the back of the first floor. The flames spread quickly. Then a boiler exploded. A number of girls were either blown out of, or jumped from the fifth floor windows. Six of them were killed. Several girls trapped by the fire jumped from the third floor. Horrified spectators saw girls standing at high windows, sil houetted against a background of flames, many with their overalls on fire. When the Mayor of Huddersfield suggested the idea of a communal grave to relatives of the victims, he was 'repeatedly interrupted by sob bing. "The victims worked and (died to gether," He said. "[ think they should be given a joint burial. "You will be shown some belong ings which will help you ...
Unusual Quest [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 6 November 1941
-i?'nusualQ.uest ,ta ,s :The shortest man in the Navy ,has been sought :for' and. found.. As the tritest ;had nrothing to do ,with finance, I'ettyv .'Omicer .Bill Stewart .was promptly, eliminated, leaving as fin alists '.Beefylegs". Eagles, ":?Face Fingus" .'Downie, "Poisonality" SEades and "Tich" Patching. Of , these, ,Poisonnality"' waddled t ome -an .easy .winner. 'Ftirther evidence of the comfotit and .,pleasure dbeing .disseminated "by tlie Australian . Red...Cross Society is the niews to hand that Chriistmas lianipers w ill .be sent by the Society to the inmates of the: Naval SSick? Bays. ctduing' the festive season. T. ravel brOadens. one, but happily the 'vardroom was not treated to any appreciabjle.. experiment in how. farl the . human'sl kii will stretch ;across its franlmework without bursiting when Lieutenant-Comnmandler S. ' Coljbold returned to -duty after a brief' ab sence. WV ith-him,- looking equally- as well, .were Payimaster-Lieutenanjt E. -Williams," .and :Lieti...
All Aboard for Singapore [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 6 November 1941
All-Aboard for Singapore BY FRANK CLUNE SFOURT-Hi INSTALMIENT n' Augirist 6f' tlhtt sane year, 1795. H:-M.S. "Providence," twenty-nine guns, coming from England,. was blown' by a' storim past Port Jackspn and. anchoredl iifi Po6t Stepliens. ;Her ,captain,"to his great stirprise, 'founi four` miserable, naked; dirty, and smoke-dried white men." They were .escaped coniicts, who, five years previoutsly, had- done- a '-dark-nigh-t flit from. Port Jackson, in a small bit. They' had reaclied Port Stephens anli hid lived anmong the brlacks; .who rexverenced' themt as an cestral -spirits- "thrown upon their ashore -from the niouth of the yawn ing deep." I Giving' themselves up to the.skip per of the "'Providence," these wild ,vhito then told tall' talds of their sojourn among the savages, where they, had had. a good' time---with plenty of oysters; wivcs and cor rob.orees. - Port Stephens slunibered; and nothing much happened there until December, r8r2, ..when Governor I.achlan Macquarie. i ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 6 November 1941
ACKNOWLEDGM'ENT On behalf of Army Nerws eraders ,ve express our thanks .t6o the. following. for their exacel lent co-operation and service in --supplying finaterial and granting? permission to publish variotts news items; pictures and features in' Army News: The' Australian .: Associated Press, for Australian and over seas news. Daily Telegraph and" Sunddiy Telegraph,; . Sydney, for news- | pictures, Joke cartoons, other illustrations' and the 'Sunday colOr' comic. The' Herald' Melbotirne, for SGunn's Gully","and pictures,. The Sunm Newsr-Pictorial, Mel -'boirie, for'"Bluey And'Curley."' The. A'rfihs, l'elbourine, , for "Private "Lives:" Daily' Mirror,. Sydney, (or photos and short story illustra tions. 'Tie' Suni: Sydll?iy," for new?s pictures. The Courier Mail and The Telegraph," Brisbane; for photo graphic illustrations. The Advertiser and The News, Adelaide,' for 'last-minudtb ne-Ws and pictures. The .Department' of Infornm-a tion,. for news, pictures, general Sitems and casualt...
INTERSTATE NEWS IN BRIEF THREE GIRLS STRIKE [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 6 November 1941
INTERSTATE NEWSA IN BRIEF: THREE GIRLS STRIK°E Sydney, ,Sutndpy.,-The, -str.ike of three gjrlseniployed in the.office of the Carpenters' Utnion at the Trades 'Hall ,will probably be' settled this .morning, as, the result of a confer-. ence on :Saturday. between .officials of tlie .Clerks' Union, of which the girls are members, and. the executive of the Carpenters' Union.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 6 November 1941
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"PERSONALITIES" [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 6 November 1941
"PERSONALITIES" A sergeant of recent promotion, A titian-haired web of commotion, Just "belts" phrases vile At the rank and the file, Causing many a varied emotion. A certain young man known as Baynes Who suffers with "argument" pains, He is only a pup But soon he'll grow up. And deserve to be heard bythe "Sanes." Hardie, your mail is so heavy &nbsp; The Army should charge you a levy. Clarke Gable's world fame You are putting to shame Because your technique is so "intellie." The sergeant in "A" may be new, And a jolly fine fellow it's true, But next time there's a pic'. If he gets sore and sick, We'll just have to go, minus "Lou." A man by the name of Bill Walker Is such an inveterate talker, &nbsp; Through the length of the day Not enough can he say, So he talks in his sleep. He's a corker! A "Corp." with a name like McMillon, Original, bag-man-ish, vill"on," Is feeling so "pleest". 'Cause he's due to go East, So let's hope they're not having Bill on. Did you know i...
MOTORIST INJURED [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 6 November 1941
MOTORIST INJURED Adelaide, Tuesday. — Charles Klenk, 57, butcher, of Waymouth Avenue, Glandore West, was taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital in a Civil ambulance yesterday after- noon, suffering from concussion and lacerations. He was found dazed in a motor car in South Road, Glan- dore.
CASUALTY LIST OVERSEAS [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 9 November 1941
CASUALTY LIST OVERSEAS Previously Reported Missing, Believed Prisoner of War, now Prisoner of War Kelly, Gnr. W. F. (DX19), Arty.,.Darwin, Died of Illness, Previously Reported Dangerously Ill Halstead, Dvr. L.. (NX68210),. Cavalry, Petersham. ijf ' Wounded in Action M6Namara, Pte. J. "B. (NX31506), Inf., SKingsford. Whitechurch, Pte. R. C. (NX15991), Inf., Old Junee. Placed on Dangerously Ill fist Edmonds, Pte, W. J. -(NX3822), Inf., Alexandria. Previously Reported Kiled in Action, .now Reported not Killed in Action McCoe, Pte, L. C. (NX40890), Inf., Somer ton. Previously Reported Missing, now Prisoner of War Aitchison, Sgt. W. A. (NX4471), Medical, Goulburn.. Limbert, Pte. G. S. (NX13227), Inf., Tarro. Previously Reported Missing, Believed Prisoner, now Prisoner of War Baker. Pte..E. G. (NX58484), Ord., Pad dingtdn. Dack, Pte. W. J. (NX46203), Medical, New Lambton. Fullagar, Gur. C. F. (NX8107), Arty., Croydon.. Furev; T/Sgt. R. G: (NX802), Arty., New castle. Muffet, Gnr. C. W. (NX...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 9 November 1941
STAR GOES HAWAIIAN. Rita Hay worth plans to go Hawaiian on her next vacation. The Columbia oomph girl will take this figure-revealing las tex, satin costume. with her. It is suggested that Rita may extend her vacation to include Darwin in her travels.
UNCLAIMED MEDALS [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 9 November 1941
UNCLAIMED. MEDALS The Armyj Department reveals that' forgetful 'Diggers failed to claim nearly 6o,ooo medals won during the last war, including 17 Military, Medals, 25,162 British War Medals, and 27,397. Victory . Medals, which are still lying in Canberra awaiting their owners.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 9 November 1941
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R.A.F. BOMB NORTHERN FRANCE [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 9 November 1941
R.A.F. BOMB NORTHERN FRANCE London. - Northern'z France was the objective of R.A.F. fighter patrols yesterday. They )blew up an ammunition dump andl attacked goods trains, army lorries, barges, lock houses, and gun positions. Activity over Britain was slight. The south-west of England was at tacked by a single aircraft. Damage was small and there were no casual ties, The R,A.F. Bomber Command has dropped rrore than Io,ooo tons of bombs on objectives in enemy and enemy-occupied territory in Europe in the past three months,