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Sport Ernie McCormick Retires From District Cricket [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 20 November 1941
Sport Ernie- McCormick Retires From District r Clricket Ernie McCormick, former In ternational cricketer,: and Rich miond's noted fast bowler, has announced.,his, retirement from District cricket . -:.: •McCormick will be 'remembered fot_ the : perfoirmaniceof the feat 'of taking a- wicket :with-l his first: ball in This first. Test` match.: against EiLg latid . 'ihis happe'riec in. the first Test Smatch in Brisbane in. December, 1.936, wli'en in the greatest burst 'of fast bowvling in his career, with 3 for 16 off 4 bver§,, he devastated, the early pait of.England's innings, in" the first 35 n1inutes of the garme., 'An attack of lumbago -after .the iuntcheon adjournment, cut' short SM6Cormick's havocd .'He left the field and bowled: no ?mlore in the game.'. Another spectacular.. performance by. McCormick was his. 9 for 4o against South 'Aistralia in the se'c onid iiinings " of. their match against 'Victoria in March, 1937, when 'Vic toria wopt by. nine wickets.. Tour of South Afric...
WARNING BY MR. CURTIN [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 20 November 1941
WARNING BY MR. CURTIN The Prime Minister (Mr. Cur tin) issued a warning to the people of Australia last MVionday. ~This is what he said: "The dangers to Australia are very great. Our position is that we do not wish to have war in the Pacific; but, unfortunately, the decision does not rest with us. Nobody .in Australia knows the hour at which we may be called upon to defend ourselves. Only a potential enemy knows his own plans. We are not tak ing any- offensive in the Pacific, but we will resist to the utmost those who do take .it.":
FAST SCORING BY ARMY TEAM [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 20 November 1941
FAST SCORING BY ARMY TEAM .. Playing- in a Brisbane; Cricket .. Cmpetition,. Army. Ordnance. Corps team .did some fast scoring in 'their match- last Saturday, in; knocking, up 300 hiuns in 128 minutes. Their op porents have lost: 3, wickets .for.. I18 runs, and appear to-have little chance of reachingg the score of Ordnance.
R.A.A.F. NEW SPORTS OVAL [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 20 November 1941
R.A.A.F. NEW SPORTS OVAL The recently completed, sports arena at the R.A.A.F, Station is al ready providing means for valuable and much-appreciated diversion in the form of cricket, football and base-. ball. It was christened last,Sunday week by a most enjoyable single-innings match between R.A.A.F.+ and Navy Headquarters, the home side scoring a .win with 213 (Richardson 75,. Fisken. 35. Campbell 34) to Navy's 1i3, their Skipper, Petty. Officer Wat son, being Navy's top scorer with' 35. Baseball' - On Sunday last D.I.B. baseball' team journeyed to Civil Aerodrome and tried conclusions with the R.A.A.F. side, who emerged on top by 18 to 7 after a very good game.,." Highlight of Air Force batting was "Muscle" Horn, who hit two memor-. able "Homers," and who looks like developing into the team's big hit ter. The standard. of batting gener ally was high. R.A;A.F. pitchers \Varnker and Cordeo kept the oppos ing batters guessing, and .Geo.,:An drenes turned on the works very effectively ...
OWEN GUNS FOR CANADA Seek Details From Minister [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 20 November 1941
OWEN. GUNS FOR CANADA S:Seek Details From Minister Canada has asked Australia for the plans andl specifications of the Owen sub-machine gun. Mr. E. B. Rogers. 'and Lieut.-Colonel Cosgrove, repre sentatives of the Canadian Govern rment in Australia, have interviewed the Minister for the Army (Mr. Forde), with the request. : Lieut,-Coloncel Cosgrove said that his Government had cabled him for particulars of the gun, tests of which he had witnessed. He had been much impressed by its simplicity, cheapness of construction, and efficiency of ac tion under tests. He emphasised the desire of the Canadian- Government to obtain thile drawing and a sample grin, so that production might be be gun in Canada as soon as possible. Mr. Forde expressed gratification at the request, and promised to do all he could, to ihave the drawings and the sample guns forwarded im mediately. -lHe, informed,' Lieut. Colonel-Cosgrove that their dispatch woutld afford. a welconie opportuntlity to the Comm'onwealth '...
SPORTING FLASHES FROM EVERYWHERE LUCRATIVE LIKELY IN ECLIPSE STAKES Saturday's Main Attraction For Flemington Meeting [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 20 November 1941
FROM.. EVER2YWHER'E LUCRATIVE LIKELY IN . ECLIPSE STAKES Saturday's Main Attraction S.For Flemington Meeting " ' Tile cl ief event' at the V.A.T.C. meeting to be .held at Flemington on- Saturday, will be the Eclipse Stakes, the acceptors including' some outstanding performers. nBelieving that Lucrative's presence Sirn the Eclipse Stakes will be a good --draw card for the V.A.T.C.; and not wishing to (deny Lucrative's neiv owner a chance to regain some of his purchase price, Mr. R. W. McCleani i'is likely to agree to the horse's. start ing in the Eclipse Stakes, when he meets the new owner's representa tive.. Last week Mr. McClean jold Lucrative to an; Indian buyer at a high price, but lie was anxious that the hiorse shotild not run again in Australia, and he was' withdrawn fronm the. Williamstown Cup, . Now, lhowever, there is some .un certainty about shipping arrange ments for Lucrative; Probably .the horse will have to remain in Austra lia for a month or two, and his uiew owner wi...
DYNAMITE DOGS WORRY GERMANS [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 20 November 1941
I DYNAMITEMDOGS WORRY GERMANS The well-known I American :magazine;, Time; reports, that German newspapers 'bUrlked last~'weekj, that :the Russians? saddled'dogs 'with'dyn'athite to * wr'eclk Germah tanks., :Te iGerman ,complaint was . that they fouind;27,ooo demoli-::: tiob-trailred. .d.ogs?:rn ,kennils niearPiavligrad; a-ltogetier.ie'the :Russianss -were su ppoked ,to " have trained':'.oo,ooo dos' :by burdening, them .,with? s.'nd. r bags, aiid teachingthem 1to run in front of tanks;.
READING WILL CONTEST RICHEST RACE [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 20 November 1941
:READING i WILL . CONTEST RICHEST RACE ., ! -When racing nominations close on December i, for .the world's richest race, the Santa Anita Handicap.. of ioo,ooo dollars (LA33,ooo)," Reading will be in the list. ~? He is to be shipped to' Los Angeles , to be prepared specially for the race. ? Reading has only to strike his best READING, dual Derby winner, who has been nominated for the Santa • An|t Handicap (America), the world's richest race. .- form , to, provide a great advertise-, -h :tienrt foi. Australian racehorses, and .-: incidentally, revive thelw?onderful re I· Sutation .created-by Phar, Lap ,whlen i,?:,hetwon the Agtta CalienteNHandicap :iri 1932. .·
More Observers For Air Scheme [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 20 November 1941
More Observers For Atr Scheme Important plans for stepping up the outflow of Australian pe? sonnet for the Empire. Air Scheme' were announced after a meeting .of -the War Cabinet.-on ; Monday night. , -. :Mr. Curtin said. that it- had been decided to increase the.nuniber.of air observer,: pupils for the Empire Air Sdhetihe by 25 per` cent. oni the presenti figure every four weeks. • . ? ' . .
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 20 November 1941
NO CHANCES were, taken by this A.I.F. gun crew using a captured Italian 149min. field gun at Tobruk.; The Italian- ammunition is not always areliable, and there are sometimes. premature bursts. The gun was fired :with a lanyard from behind a ;low: stone barricade, to which the crew is -running after loading the gun,- Special A.I.F. picture.
Child's Appeal For Lost Pet [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 20 November 1941
Child's Appeal For Lost Pet A blue cattle-retriever dog with scar on right hip; and answering to the nanie- of "Bob," is reported missing fromn its home in Darwin, and Army News makes an urgent appeal to any person who may know of its whereabouts *to kindly get in touch with the owner as soon as possible, as the clog is the pet of his only child, who has been fretting to such an extent that medical, advice has been sought. If the clog can be found,, it is felt that the child will soon recover. WVould the finder please get. in touch with Mr. C. George, c/o. Power House, Cavanagh Street, Darwin.
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 20 November 1941
GENERAL SIR THOMAS BLAMEY, Deputy-G.O.C. In the Middle East, was wearing shorts when he returned to Sydney by flying-boat last week. Since his return to Australia. General Blanmey has scathlngly attacked the lull in recrutitnents for the A.I.F.
MINISTER ADVISES SOLDIERS TO KEEP FULL WAR RECORD [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 20 November 1941
MINI.STER ADVISES SOLDIERS. TO KEEP FULL WAR RECORD: The Repatriation Minister (Mr. Frost), when in Brisbane last weekend, advised soldiers to "keep your full record." The object of this is to make the mutual lot of the soldier and the de partnient as easy as possible in ad justing repatriation after the war or upon discharge. Mr. Frost said that the Govern ment was profiting from the mistakes made in the last war when records of individuals in many cases were in complete. Records this time were a work of art, he said, but there were niany ways in which the soldiers themselves could watch their own interests. An example he quoted was that of men in the last war whose later dis ability was dlue to war service, but because they had failed to obtain testimony:: from their doctors at the war, and the doctors subsequently lied, the men were unable to sub stantiate their claims. "It is a' difficult matter for a sol dier to :keep his own record with lhim, but I suggest this could be done b...
Christmas Leave for Darwin Naval Men [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 20 November 1941
Christmas.. Leave. for Darwin Naial Men Naval men who have been at Dar win for long periods are to be given leave shortly. The Minister for the Navy (Mr. Makin)1said itn Canlierra on Monday btight, that he wasniaking the neces sary arrangements through the Naval Board. He emphasised that the temporary absence of these men from Darwin would in no way weaken the naval strength of vessels in that area,
"CARNIVAL SPIRIT" General Blamey Defines Meaning [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 20 November 1941
"CARNIVAL, ,SPIRIT" General Balmney Defines Meaning "I 'aimnot ainming at killing enjoy ment within moderation," declared General Sir Thomas Blamey, when he explained what. he riieant. by ;his references to the "carnivail spirit" in Australia; before :lie .left Melbourne for Canberra on Motiday. - General Blarney defined the "car •nival Apirit" as metining ''a general spirit of gaiety and pleasure which seemns to exist so generally in Aus tralia,: coupled with a.. feeling of apartness from the, war itself;" He said he thought :that the hold ing of race meetings' severial times a week was a bit top much, -IHethought that it was deplorible that large crowds should go to see young men play football. "There is a far more stiering game, in which they can get all the thrills they want," lie declared, "There is a difference between ex treme and moderation, and I thiink you will distinguish between them," he said. "We must realisC that we are in the middle of a life and death struggle and t...
SUCCESSFUL LOAN APPEAL [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 20 November 1941
SUCCESSFUL LOAN APPEAL Canberra, Tuesday.-The Prime Minister (Mr. Curtin), speaking on the success of the recent War and Conversion Loan, invited thie Ge?rntan and Italian propagandists to considter its real meaning. It is estimated that the appeal for thirty millions of new money for war and public works will be over-subscribed by many millions;