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NOT HOPEFUL Anticipate Kurusu Mission Will Fail [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 13 November 1941
NOT HOPEFUL Anticipate Kurusu Mission Will Fail That developments in the Far East ·will wait on the delivery by Mr. Saiburo 'Kurusu, of a message from 'th eJapanese Prime Minister (Gen eral Togo), to President Roosevelt, is expected by British commentators. It is widely believed, however, that the mission is already doomed to failure ,in view of the reported inti mation by Mr. Kurusu in Manila that lie was not authorised to make sufficient concessions to meet the Amierican and Allied standpoint.
HOCKEY CLUB DINNER [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 13 November 1941
HOCKEY CLUB DINNER A very enjoyable evening was spent at the Hotel Darwin on Mon day night, when members of the En gineers' Hockey Club held an in formal dinner "vh wa>.\ of a re-union of members. The President, Cpl; Brian Benporath, presided, and was ably assisted by Sgt.-Major C. Arb laster (Secretary) and Cpl. E. Aik man (Captain). The chief guests were the very popular umpire from Headquarters, Bdr. Bill McM illan, and Sgt. A. Smithett, the Club's "most ardent" supporter. The toast of "The' King" was proposed by the President, who also welcomed the guests. Sgt. Smithett responded on behalf of the visitors. Bdr. Mc Mlillan, in proposing the toast of the Club, wished it every success in the coining season. ,After the excellent repast all adjourned to the lounge, where many post-nmortems were held by membcrs on why games had been: lost, and plans made for a big effort to try and win this season's 'highest honors. All voted the function a great success and everyone hopes that at ...
GENERAL BLAMEY HITS AT STAY-AT-HOMES "Must Win or Perish" [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 13 November 1941
GENERAL BLAMEY HITS A T STAY-A T-HOMES "Mstf Win or Perish" General r:Slr 'IT~ mas Blarney, in a broadcast speech upon hits arrival in Sydney on Monday, Sissued" .warniiig that Hitler, "one. of the great est personalities that history had produced," would bring about his aim of world conquest unless every man realised his responsibilities. "Our backs are to the wall, hard," the General said. "If you stay in, this country and. do not do your bit, then it is on your shoulders if this country is finally invaded and over whehlined. The task is yours." General 3lamncy said he was as tlýndled at the complacency with which many Australians viewed tice war. "This is civilisation's greatest period of menace, and I am stag ::tred to find that you do not feel ihat your duty lies in the ranks to play your part. "l'lie lads who are in the Middle lEast, fronii the snows and cold of Syria to the heat of the desert at lToblruk, are all in grand. ,heart and doing their job thoroughly well," (General...
Mr. Hughes Speaks at Inquiry on Secret Funds [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 13 November 1941
Mr. Hughes Speaks at Inquiry on Secret Funds Upon resumption of the Secret Fund inquiry in Sydney this week, the former Federal AttorndyLGeneral (Mr. W. M. Hughes) spoke spiritedly before the Royal Commission. The commission had been adjourned to give the counsel for Mr. Hughes and Mr. Fadden time to prepare a reply to charges made. Mr. Hughes said that .it was. fil-' tastic to suggest that he, a man whose reputation for honesty and iii(egiiti', that liaid beehi built up over 47 years of public .life, had been guilty of. a dishonorable act. In continuing, Mr. Hughes said that the court had been asked to be lieve that a iman of his relutation had conspired with others to bribe anld corrupt officials of the Miners' Council. The allegations, said Mr. Hughes, were int direct conflitt with his evidence aud u usupported by any other evidence. lMr: Sjlender,', K.C., submitted that the reflection made by Mr. Monahan (Assisting the Commission), on his client, Mr. addenlc, should never have b...
JAPAN'S AIR STRENGTH Danger Of Raids In Australia [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 13 November 1941
JAPAN'S AIR STRENGTH Danger Of Raids In Australia London.--"Should war come to the Far East, the bubble of Japanese air strength may be pricked as thoroughly as Italy's was," says the journal "Aeroplane." "Though the Allied Far East Air Forces are numerically inferior to Japan's, they should establish a rapid and decisive supremacy in com bat," it says. POSSIBLE LANDING "With the present long-range bombing, Australia would probably have to face raids from Japanese possessions, and possibly a Japanese landing if war came. "The' air forces of Britain, the U.S.A., Australasia, and the Dutch East Indies are certain to play a major part. Reinforcements sent to the Far East have been powerful. STRENGTH UNKNOWN "The strength of the Japanese Air Force is not kilown, but it is reliably estimated at 800o first-line aircraft, with a total strength of 1,7oo. In addition, the Navy has about 400 shipborne craft, and some 2,000 'others, including flying-boats. "The fighting efficiency of the Japan...
Officers Appointed To Women's Army [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 13 November 1941
Officers Appointed To .Women 's "Army .The Minister for the Army. (Mr. Forde), announced on Mon day the names of assistant con trollers, commandants, and assist ant commandants, for the Aus tralian Women's Army Service. The status of assistant control lers in the service is. that of mrajor. The rank of coilnmandant, corre spotndls to that of captain in the army. The appointment of officers below the rank of assistant controller in States other than New South \Wales, Queensland and South Australia will be announced soon. About 20o women for other ranks will be enlisted in the A.WV.A.S., to do work usually done. by women, in civil life. \I r. Forde said that the first school of instruction for tlhe \Vomen's Ar\ ni would Ibein at VYanrra Jtlnction, Victoria, on Nvemuher 24, and last for three weeks. AUSTRALIAN AIRMEN who have shown great resorurce andn carine in flying the American-built Tomanhawk 'planes in the-Middle East. This R.A.A.F. squadron has gained control of the skies within...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 13 November 1941
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Showgirls for Middle East [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 13 November 1941
Showgirls for MI'ddle East Lieut.-Col, Jim Gerald' has arrived in the Middle East. aind commenced by, putting slhowgirls, ballet and specialty. dlancers into the shows for. th" A.T.F.," so thiat the ruen will have the sarme show. as at honme. A .iiny '., has, built tlheatres in every -canmp froin Egypt to' Syria. Lieut.-Col. .Gerald is now building utt a "Number Onle" show of' 40 artists, including a. band of- j, tusint, both civilian and Army talent.
Govt. Control Of Banking [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 13 November 1941
Govt. Control Of Banking Tlih I'rine Minister (M r. Curtin), announced( that the Government's proposals for the control of private Banking by introducing a method of licensing under National Security Regulations, were accepted by the Banks at a conference held in Can berra on Tuesday. - Mr. Cu'rtin said: "I .am indebted to. the banks .representatives for hav inig comec to Canberra and for the flrankness anld fullness of the tiii?iner. of the consultations." iThe regulations order that. Private. bankls tiiust deposit their surplus in vestable funds, with the *Coiilfon \\c altIh Batk, as. ordered .vby tle Treasurer. iT'lhe' Treasurer iv;ill deter mine the interest rates to be paid.
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 13 November 1941
BREN GUN TRIPODS being inspec ted at a Sydney munitions annexe recently." Mr, L. A. Tregloron, of the Ministry of Munitions, is seen sighting a gun mounted on one of the new tripods,, This is part of Aus tralia's eflort in her preparation for tQtal war.
McMILLAN'S [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 13 November 1941
McMILLAN'S -On Wednesday evening last John M[alpas presented his Variety Players in a special programr1,e of entertain ment. A iew star was horn when boy soprano Cliff ("Ben") Hall sang, amongst other numbers, "Rainbow on the River." \Ve are gratcful to thc AirF,,orc ncnbcrs, whose hand providded excellent music througho.ut the evening. Also to the master of ceremonies, "Tuppenec" O'Brien. Cricket Match A cricket imatch last Sunday be tween Ordnance and McMillan's, played on our ground, resulted in .a win for the Home tcanm, McMcil lan's won the toss and elected to niat. In a comparatively short time they compiled 12 runs for the loss of four wickets. Leading scorers . were Terone, Barrow, \Villiams and Fin lay. Due to lhe excellent howling of Terone, Britcher and Williams, Ordnance failed liy 80 runs to reach their opponent's score. Golf Foursomes Dick Holding of our unit is inter ested in arranging a golf match with members of other units. In fact, he is particularly keen about a ...
McMILLAN MIRACLE [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 13 November 1941
McMILLAN MIRACLE It occurred last Thursday when the Orderly Officer visit ing the Men's Mess, receivcd only two complaints. Our thanks to "Cookie" Kuhnell and his staff. If the present standard of cooking is main tained the mncss-rooni mute ness will he unbearable. Why not toss in a crook spud now and again, "Cookie." The boys must shout about something.
BAGOT BOUQUETS [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 13 November 1941
BAGOT BOUQUETS Sgt. J. C. Beatty left this, week for a Southern Command. All mem bers of the Sergeants' lMess regret his departure. Sisters Lawrence, I;owrey and S/Nurse Saundlers, original members of the A.A.N.S. attached - to the Military Hospital, also left for their home town. It was very hard to find out' if they were really sorry to leave. Sister L.owrey was evidently so excited that her pay book was left behind. Any time you are at fagot call and see the Pearling kndustry at \Ward 6. Sgt. J. C.-13eatty, ex-Pay Sergeant at Blagot, is leaving this week for Sydney.
COURT SIDELIGHTS [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 13 November 1941
COURT SIDELIGHTS Solicitor: You're not a pugnacious type, you say. Witness: No. Solicitor: But you knocked this man down, sat on him, and pummelled his head? Then you rushed at his brother? Witness: I like a bit of excitement, -0 Barrister (to witness in Divorce Court): What did your husband say when his friend called him to the front door? Witness: He said, "That's no lady; it's my missus." -0 Solicitor: What did you say when your wife started this argument? Witness: Nothing. She always argued. enough for both of us. -0- - Barrister: Was your wife drunk when you came in? Witness: Not what you'd, call. drunk. She'cb had two or three bottles of whisky. Magistrate: You were convicted 'of' assaulting a female some time ago, Who was that? Witness: A female? Oh, yes-that was my wife. -0 Woman (in Divorce Court): 1My hus band drank so heavily that I took a boarding-house up in the bush. Mr. Justice Edwards: Is that a recog nised cure for drunkenness? Woman: No, but I thought the. sur-. ro...