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Brisbane Courier (Newspaper) - January 27, 1950, Brisbane, Queensland National Library of Australia plastic artificial eyes Large Stock of first Quality Inglish plastic artificial eyes. Unbreakable. 3 guineas fitted. The optical House of Chas. Sankey Fraser ? Brisbane 246 Queen Street. Aim at 70000 for new army govt. Defence plan women May have new role from our Canberra staff Canberra thursday. The a frenzies government Aims at a Volunteer militia with a target of 50.000 As naw of � Vitalise defence programme. The programme is now crystallizing. Other Likely features Are a permanent professional military Force of 20,000, and a partial military service scheme with compulsory Call ups. The government is Alto strongly considering revival of the australian women s Armus re . Chief feature of the Call ups under the partial i military service scheme will be that they will apply to All three services army Navy and air Force. The . If revived will be on a voluntary basis. Aljen Call ups will begin under the partial military ser vice scheme will depend largely 3ii How recruiting for the voluntary militia progresses within the next month. The army minister or. Francis is making no secret of the fact that recruiting Over the last seven weeks has been poor. However an increase my numbers is expected once the Holiday period is Over prob ably beginning next week. Plan Choice for trainees tender the proposed Call up Young men will be taken into army Camps for several months training so that a Force of trained men will be available in an emergency. Others will be taken into naval Shore depots for a period of preliminary training ? in sea Manship topped off by seve ral weeks at sea. The proposed form of Aii Force service is not yet Clear the government will to give youths the fullest possible Choice in the Branch of the services in which they will train subject to ability medical fitness and service numerical require ments. Call ups will be made in a Way least Likely to affect Industry s needs. Women to Cut manpower need n planning a revival of the ., the government Hopes to reduce the number of soldiers in clerical and minor administrative work thus re leasing a greater number for Field purposes. Or. Francis and other de Fence ministers hold a hitch opinion of . Work Dur ing the War and believe there will be Little difficulty in obtaining sufficient volunteers. In each of the three ser vices the government Aims to make the permanent Force the Volunteer Force and the trainee Force form a cohesive defence body. Not one Dummy Melbourne. Thursday. One of the biggest All live exercises since the War. Was staged by the army and . At Pucka Punzal train ing Camp to Day. For two hours machine gun bullets and six Pounder shells whipped up chocolate coloured dust 40-ton Churchill tanks made fresh tracks across the most scarred acres in Victoria Low swooping Mustang dropped 500-Pounders, and boors and Brens cracked non Stop. Not a single smoke Candle flour bomb or Dummy Shell or Bullet was used. It was a demonstration of Arr poured War fare for 450 country members of the citizen Force. City s second win youth forum Choice Cor the second year running a Brisbane boy has been selected As one of the two australian delegates to the overseas mail youth forum in Britain. The London daily mail cabled yesterday that this final selection was James Alexander Byth. 17 of Aston Street too Wong nominated from lege. And selected by the courier mail As a Queens land candidate. Helen Mary , 17, Toorak Melbourne a candidate from Lauriston girls school Malvern. Keith Rayner of new farm was one of Hie two delegates at the last youth forum. J the two delegates will leave for London about March 1. The Date is subject to further advice soon f.4mh- itt i h ?. Fair Dokum ? from the London daily mail on whose behalf the two will be flown by Qantas the delegates will be in Britain Tor nine weeks and three Days leaving there to return by about the Middle of May. Has Mission first reaction of James Byth is now a Cadet reporter for the courier mail was. Pair Tinkum he said i am very proud. Without the All round Edu cation which my parents and teachers have Given me i could not have hoped to win this honour. I Hope la England we will learn what youth of other nations is thinking. When i come Home i would like to Tell Queens land people of my experiences. By meeting other people we learn to understand hem. Lack of understand ing Between Peoples is on of the causes of War Helen # Langley is a bronc the possesses outstanding Scholastic ability. At present is Holiday ing at Point Lonsdale and will return to Melbourne on saturday week. Picks career her father is a depart mental manager at a City retail store. Of what Luck said when told of the selection. She said had decided her career during her holi Days a Hospital Almoner i an officer with special qualifications for acting As a Liaison Between the medi Cal staff and patients. Her present plans Are to return to school after the forum and to study next year at the Melbourne University for her Bachelor of arts degree and diploma of social studies. Hells la Gle ? ? ? of what Luck ? plane false alarm on Dugarm meats Sydney thursday. More than 60 armed uniformed police and detectives raced to Kingsford Smith Airport to nigh t in response to an urgent radio message from an . Spymaster that the two escaped convicts Dugan and ears were aboard the Imit Al lace. Armed a cordon 3�a f e a a terminal and arrived of a master it cd Lyoth 9-� pm after Cir Pou Iphill Airport ? until the Fri no a raved and taken p Melr. Positions on the Tarmac i i 0 deem to be Duran or mean. The Mascot manager of . Or. G. Quo Noey said to night that the Captain of the spymaster commander m. C shipyard received a radio Mes Sage from Essendon air radio soon after he left Melbourne at 7.15 a to. It stated that it was thought Dugan and Mears ,. Were on Board the spymaster and commander shipyard was instructed to look Over his Pas sengers Twenty five minutes out from Melbourne. Captain shipyard wire Essed air radio to the effect that he could not identify either of. The two men by sight and requested that members of the . Await the. Arrival of the spymaster at Mucor. Poisoning tests Sydney. Thursday. New Castle Maitland and Lake Mac Quarie health authorities Are investigating the Ooi Joniner of 5b people at the Newcastle Gas employees picnic at Speer s Point near Newcastle yester Day. A pathologist is analysing food drink and fruits eaten at the picnic. Twelve of the 56 were poisoned were absent from work of Day but they Are recovering. Midnight explosion big loss in fire at factory thousands of pounds damage was caused by a Midnight fire at a Yee Rons Nilly in. Tory last night. The fire occurred at Smith Bros factory Wingard St. Meeron Gilly. Valuable machinery was destroyed and the building was gutted. Hundreds of pounds Worth of furniture at Hedley s factory next door was Savea. The fire followed a terrific explosion which rocked Houes in surrounding areas. Firemen from South Bris Bane and Headquarters were rushed. To the Blaze. Onlookers helped onlookers helped the Smith family Salvage furniture. One fireman was Hurt and was treated for an injured Finger lie was also affected. By fumes. The fire was brought under control within an hour. Hundreds or people in the District raced to watch the slave and Many telephoned Ftp Dnn Ripe Tvr nil Nofiro cars blocked some streets. The courier mail police Roundsman was at the fire be fore 12.30. And had dictated his Story by radio Telephone from a staff car before 1 . Accidental9 visits Singapore january 26 . Or. Lester b. Pear son. Canada s Secretary of state for foreign affairs Smil in Singapore to Day it was purely accidental that his visit to or. Malcolm Macdon Ald Britain s commissioner general for South East Asia coincided with that of the australian external affairs minis Ter for. Spender. Our talks to night will by quite informal he said. Or. Spender is due Here to night in route to Canberra was reported to have said in Karachi that he would take part in secret talks in Singa pore. He is scheduled to leave for Darwin to Morrow. Defied flames London. January 26 t Spe Cial mrs. Nellie Nash 32. Tried four times yesterday to reak through the blazing around floor of her Home to her two sons aged three and two and her laughter. Who were asleep up stairs. The fifth time passed the fire Barrier and threw the children one by one through the bedroom window. A door to door Salesman standing 25ft. Below caught the Hildren. And mrs. Nash As escaped after them. The daughter was not Hurt but the boys were asphyxiated same old store Mackay thursday. A 9ft 6in. Grey nurse shark and a 5ft.Groper were caught in the Pioneer River in the City this morning less than 100 Yards from a popular swimming spot. They were swimming in less than 4ft. Of water with four other Sharks and another Large proper. ? ,. The largest Groper. Which was about 8ft. Long and estimated to weigh 6001b., straightened jut. A shark Hook and escaped Check on dollars in casket Canberra thursday. Federal Treasury experts will examine Golden casket Royal commission e v i d e n c e touching on prizes allegedly won in Canada. The treasurer or. Padden of Day ordered the examination liter perusing reports on the commission in which it was Al eged that �250,000 Worth of prizes. Had gone to. Canada. Or. Padden said the experts Ifould particularly examine of the casket in of veg the conversion of prizes nto dollars. J witness removed file seventh Lav fihe Golden Caskel Roval Coni Mii Sitofi vast Crilly Stern ? ? or. Bruce pie . Left the witness Box at ii . After 14 hours. He probably will Nave to return to be Cross i examined on letters written Toni and produced but not Yeti examined by All counsel yesterday he clashed during Oss examination with or. And. Mcgill i ave tax 16 wines armr i to Well for Mundin Burra a moved after he had been in he witness Box for Only about rsw11 1 Wren or a Lastice mans held told the court orderly to i Ake him outstrip i minister in Box later a methodist minister. ? Rolv l w Alcorn told what he had reported to or. Pie on he Golden casket but refused o name his informant evidence was Given by or. J a. Aiken Charleville news agent that he returned to the casket office 74 unsold tickets m casket 1367. First prize in casket 1367 Vas won by Charleville syn Licate care Aitken s news Agency Charleville with one of the tickets returned full Story. Page .1 prices drop in Germany London january 26 Spe Cial the British High com missioner sir Brian Robert son and Pond Minic ror Wil. Helm Niklas yesterday reported big reductions in German meat and egg officials Are confident that lower prices will continue. In his official report Tor de Cember sir Brian Robertson said More pigs for Slaughter had resulted in substantially reduced prices for fat pigs. More imports had caused egg prices to fall. This year 35,000 tons of meat above the present ration requirements Wood be available. May change tune Tor this musician London. January 26 Spe Cial a brain operation which May cure him of criminal tendencies will be Der former. With his own consent on professional Jackdaw Alan Wilfred Meekins. 28. Musician is charged with thefts from a hotel. Police described the thefts As Small and purposeless and said Meekins \ had been sentenced to eight years gaol since he was 20. A psychiatrist said Menin itis and a Skull fracture in childhood had affected Mee Kins. Snow in Britain London january 26 . Britain with the rest of Europe was still shiver ing to Day. Snow fell in the Northern counties. Blackpool in Lancashire and Farnborough Hants registered 13deg. Of Frost. Power cuts were made throughout England Wales and Southern Scotland this morn ing. Danube iced up Vienna january 26 ice floes have stopped traffic on the Danube. Left �142,925 Sydney. Thursday. A Ter Mer victorian Pastora list left an estate of cl-tf.925 when he died in november. 1948. He was George Landale for Merly of Deniliquin and too Rak. Probate of the will under which the whole estate is bequeathed to his sons and Daugh ters was granted in the supreme court to Day. Non Stop flight Ipswich. Thursday. Eleven Lincoln bombers left Amberley . Station at 6.30 Wihib evening on a non Stop flight of nearly 2000 Miles to of Kalgoorlie which they Are expected to teach about . ?5 & general do it ? this Tradel warrant. Of ukr inn done Tome Lhing i never1 do Mill the . Tii Tii command major turn real r. Ii. Is Immo. Yen Enlar. He won his Sam Browns Belt i had to buy mine he added. He was presenting the Belt ? to Cadet . 2 Earl James. 18, of Nettleton Crescent. Morooka at the passing out ceremony of a potential officers course at Waco. Carat James Pupil at the Church of England Gram mar school Brisbane top Ped the course. After the Parade Imajo general Nimmo said these boys will be among our Lead ers in the event of War the 190 cadets graduated As Cadet lieutenants after a 22-Day course of advanced training handling of weapons Field Craft and army tactics. They represented Public schools from Cairns to Southport. They Are members of no. 1 Cadet battalion which embraces cadets from schools throughout Queensland. Nearly 1000 boys passed through the Waco Camp in the annual december Janu Ary Cadet courses. An army spokesman said yesterday it was a record. Officers had to buy Sam Browne belts an army spokesman said yesterday the belts were not on Issue they could not be worn with out specific approval and then usually Only on ceremonial parades Digger 1950 style Cadet Lieut. Earl James 18, the Best officer Cadet of Church of England grammar school strides past the . Northern command major general r. Nimm during the passing out Cero m Mony yesterday at Waco Camp. ? Man nearly broke the Bank argentinian gives his Money a spin London january 26 special Renaldo Rosen a 25-year-old argentinian strolled up to the Roulette tables at Cannes Casino last night and distributed hundreds of nouns in in inc a players. I give you these on one condition he said. You Gamble with them Here and now i want everyone to play a French. Countess was losing heavily was about to leave the table when Rosen said Don t get up Madame. Try your Luck with this Little lot he handed her a big wad of notes. The countess hesitated and said i Don t know you Rosen replied i am a gambling fool. Try it on no. 21. The number won and the countess won �2400 Sterling. Armful of notes three others received Igloo from Rosen won �4000. At the same time Rosen was gambling heavily himself. Earlier in the evening he won �8000 at Monte Carlo and about �5000 at Cannes. Rosen kept walking from one table to another gambling and giving. I finally he left the Casino with an armful of Bank notes. I some people won with Lis gifts offered to share the Noney. But Rosen refused say no it is one Way of enjoy no myself Cable from Kins Sydney thursday. The King and Queen sent a Cable of congratulation to or. And mis. William Thomas White of Nam Bucca Heads on the South coast celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary to Day. Or. White 82, and mrs. White 80, were married in 1889. Jap whale haul Tokio january 26 . A japanese refrigerator ship he 3000-ton Tenyo Maru unloaded 1800 tons of whale meat and nearly 200 tons of whale Oil at Tokio to Day in the first consignment from the Japan Ese Antarctic whaling Fleet Telb Fetson Linda s complaint puts Brake on lovers9 Mew York Jon Ory 26 special. Some of her leading men played love scenes Loo realistically com. Planned film actress Linda Darnell to Day. I have to say when they Start kissing too hard Hev take it easy Fellah. I m in the business too. Relax was comment intr in a recent state ment b y Ramon no Varro an old screen idol that love in t. What it used to be. Another Star or the silent Days Antonio Moreno ? says that presently screen lovers Are too Busy and Harrasser he claims that talkies killed Romance by substituting words for action. In the old Days actors did not have to worry about remembering their lines. They forgot everything but love he said. It was sincere and much More Beautiful Linda Kornou Legal ruling Rome january 26 . The court of Assize held to Day that a charge of counterfeiting Golden sovereigns could not be brought under the italian monetary Laws As sovereigns were no longer Legal tender. Two italians were therefor a acquitted of charges of counterfeiting and sentenced. In Stead to two years in prison or. Fraud. Rebels strike in Java capital Djakarta january 26 . Rebel forces struck in the heart of Djakarta. Indo Nesia a capital to Day. Armed bands under the command of Turco Westerling former dutch commando officer broke into the police Barracks at pasar barn Djakarta s main shopping area. Shooting broke out. ? further details Are unknown. The District has been cordoned off. Firing continues. J latest reports say that a civilian police picket was at tacked by unspecified men in1 army clothes. All entrances to the area remain blocked by military police. _ curfew order earlier Djakarta s usual nightly curfew at 1 . Local time had been set Back to 10 the arms Cache and trucks with Westerling markings found in yesterday s police raid in Djakarta were considered proof that the rebels planned to open operations inside the City. Dutch army Headquarters announced that All dutch and indonesian troops under Netherlands command would be confined to Barracks each Day throughout the afternoon i and night. West Jovo or rests j an indonesian government spokesman said that Mill tary police had arrested Aswan to Tjo Kroa Minto Premier of West Java and three member of the opposition islamic party under martial Law regu lations. These arrests indicate that the government fear Wester Ling s raids arc linked with the rebellion of the fanatical Darul islam movement in West lava Republican troops have clashed with Westerling rebels near Tjia Dju West of ban doing along the Djakarta band eng Road. Large quantities of arms have been seized and mop Ping up operations continue i band eng. The situation is quiet Moscow move London. January 26 . Moscow radio announced last night that soviet Russia has decided to recognise the. New United states of indo Nesia As a Sovereign state and to establish diplomatic relations no Relief from heat Brisbane in entered Seirer Day in the fifth hottest Day this Tummer with the Temoer lure Nummi. 90 degrees. ? pole Maxim 5 temperature,89.6deg., was 4.3deg. Above nor Al and Only 4.9deg. Short of Rne highest recording this summer on december 25. Other hottest Days were of Nua a 9 91-4deg january 10.90.4 january 20, 91. The divisional meteorologist or Richards said yesterday that Brisbane could expect no Relief to Day. The forecast is sultry Fine except for local Thunder North East to South East Rise and fall of tempera Tures yesterday was As follows humid., temp. P.c.11 . 84.7 52 Joon 87.6 47 1 pm. 89.1 502 . 87.6 5 3 . 86.4 57 pm 85.0 59 5 . .84.2 5r 6 . 89 67 7 . 80.0 74 8 . 79.2 77 9 . 78.5 80 10 . 78.0 83 strato cruisers lose engines ,.Tw York. January 26 engines fell out of i two Boeing strato cruisers in widely a Lone in to i Day. Nobody was Hurt in either mishap and the planes landed a North West airlines strato Cruiser lost an engine 20 Miles from Chicago. It dropped into an empty Field. The plane which was carrying 37 Passen Sers and a Crew of seven from Minneapolis to new York landed at Chicago. Earlier the engine fell off a pan american strato Cruiser on a flight from san Francisco o Tokio. The plane was about to Miles from Tokio at the time. Out it went on and landed at the japanese capital. It carried 10 civilian Pas sengers. Jury disagrees London january 26 . The jury in the trial �lb2a.n Donald Hume at theold Bailey disagreed to Dav. Hume. 29, of Golder s Green had pleaded not guilty to a Large of having murdered Stanley Setty. 46, car dealer whose dismembered Torso was found on Essex coast mud Flats on october 21. Dies from Tojio Sydney. Thursday. A 22 Vear old Man died in Prince Henry Hospital to Day from poliomyelitis. It was the first death from polio this year the Man was brought to the Hospital from Mun Gindi near the Queensland Border. 400 Miles from Brisbane on Janu Ary 17. ,. 1 ample stocks if no panic buying garages i a Iii free feel ample free petrol would be available for motorists if there were no panic buying Brisbane garage proprietors said yesterday. All. Garage managers were hopeful that petrol rationing would end next wednesday. They said that panic buying was unlikely this time As there was no Lik Feli a Hood of a re introduction of rationing. The Public. Had stampeded for petrol under the Chifley government last year because they knew the free Market would soon end. Most of the panic buying occurred then in country areas where Oil companies had boosted petrol sales by Selling Drums of petrol to Farmers they said. Prefer to handle ration themselves garage men said they would prefer to ration petrol them selves than work under the ticket system. They said the liquid Puel control Board had adopted a Liberal ticket issuing policy in new of the Early Prospect of rationing ending. A Check of Brisbane Gar Ages yesterday showed there was no shortage of petrol but Many motorists reported a shortage of petrol tickets be cause of excessive motoring in the Christmas holidays. Others said the present High Price of petrol 3/ a gallon j limited purchases. J feel Public will i co operate on sales i r. Doug. Mcdonald pro Praetor of Mcdonald s Gar age Gailey Street to Wong said we have plenty of pet Rol and there will be no Short age unless there is panic buy ing. I Don t think there will be panic buying this time As the Public will know or. Menzies will not reintroduce petrel rationing once it is lifted. I would rather ration petrol to customers myself than continue the present ticket sys tem or. J. F. Smith of Smith s garage. Fairfield Road far Fiell said the garage was ready to Issue free petrol immediately rationing ended. I feel the Public will co operate and there will be no panic buying he said. If there were insufficient petrol we could ration supplies ourselves. The Public would get i fair Deal coupons plan Canberra thursday. Motorists organisations have been asking ministers for an Early announcement on the future of petrol rationing so that motorists can collect their coupons if controls continue after february 1. The government is advising All organisations that no announcement can be made for a Tew Days but that coupons will be available in All Post offices on wednesday on the existing ration scale. Red violence up 50 pc Washington january 26 . Federal Bureau investigation director j. Edgar Hoover reported that his inh of investigating subversives is bigger now than Ever before. He also said that Domestic violence aggravated by the communists and communist front organisations went up 50 per cent in 1949. His report was included in a record of recent hearings be fore a House appropriations sub committee. It added that prosecution of about 12,000 communist cases urged on the final outcome of he new York trial of i party leaders have appealed against their conviction on charges that they conspired to overthrow the government by Force. Claim new Jet fastest yet los Angeles january 26 c . A new Jet fighter claimed to be the fastest plane Ever built successfully completed its first test flight yesterday. It was the North ame rican aviation ? company s yf93a. The company said it was Raster than the f86 Sabre which holds the world Speed re Ord of 670 Miles an hour and Las been unofficially timed at 710 Miles an hour. Yas Iii at chalet London january 26 special Yasmin the month old daughter of Rita Hay Worth and Aly Khan left Monte Choisit clinic at Laus Anne with her parents and a nurse for a 15-room Mountain chalet. Awaiting them were Rita s daughter Rebecca her aunt a Secretary and a dog. Aly Khan will soon go to England for the racing season. Ita will then go to Hollywood to discuss making two films. Property trials Nuremberg january 26 . The Denali fiction trials of two of Hitler s senior men Admiral Doenitz and the ate von Ribbentrop will be held in Nuremberg on Mon Day. The trials will decide the distribution of property owned by he two men. Doenitz is serv no a. Life sentence in Berlin Spandau prison. Sprinter s will have 4 ivies Auckland Day. Ambition of Karimu a Inlo Babalola Olowu. A attain of the nigerian team for the Empire games is to own four wives according to hit manager or. E. Miller. Olowu. Who is a Moham Medan lives in Lagos. At present is has Only one wife for which state of affairs his salary As a clerk about �8 a month is the reason. Lie intends to rectify the position As soon As finances permit. By the dictum of Mahomet he is allowed As Many wives As he can keep ? and cherish. Can i. Keep still the Only other married nigerian in the. Team Joshua Lotu is a roman Catholic so will not marry again in his wife s lifetime. Lotu is a Jitterbug enthusiast and spends his spare time in the Camp canteen trying to Cut new Steps. On the voyage to new zealand he exhausted his ready Cash buying swing records. Shots at India reds Bombay january 26 . Police opened fire Here to Day to disperse communists Demant Fratina against the inauguration of the Indian Republic. In to i eight policemen we it Ivria a when the mob in the lab aug Mill area threw. Acid bombs and stones. Fifty five arrests were made. At Hyderabad a hand grenade was thrown at he Nizam reputed. To be the world s richest Man. The grenade missed his car ind ? hit a Wall but. Did not explode. Aust. Greeting Canberra. Thursday. In Dia s inauguration As an inde pendent Republic was celebrated n Canberra to Dav when the Findlan High commissioner Bedi entertained representatives of the government and members of the diplomatic corps. Now Bharat new Delhi. January 26 . The formal inauguration of India As a Republic took place Here to Day. The official name of the new state will be Bharat. New Delhi to Enki. P. 4 i 13r we found everything Siw our new Home at j Saxon h0us/ a few items Avail. A secon none or. Able at Saxon ice to Home builders House ? on display every Type of fitting and device Saxon stove r to mass ? Saxon Wash boiler Uund Lesl j Saxon water Heater sjtrot1 builder hardware a ? go straight to Saxon m plumber supplies a = a porcelain enamelware fam tvs w to i � t j vice saves time and rag tool of Trade Money i Fulli paint material wet Sachs & co. Ltd pm makers of famous Saxon products ? w car. Wickham. And Brookes sh., Valley. ? mystery fevers inquiry scientist for abroad state government � scientist or. E. H. I Derrick will leave for i Britain and . With. In a fortnight on another stage of his 15 years v. Campaign to track Down ? mystery fevers prevalent in North Queensland. The health minister or. Jones announced yes Day that or. Derrick w Jid ? be sent abroad for Lour \ months study of improved t methods of diagnosis of \ These diseases. � \ or. Derrick came to % i Queensland in 1935, was appointed Deputy director of the Queensland Institute of m i Sal research in 1941. In 1937 or. Derrick eari.rd1 world Fame by solving in Riddle of sickness which -.,i affecting Abattoir and Fann workers in Queensland. He labelled this q fever. Re Laboratory ave. Victoria Park he established the exist Mca of this new Ricketts Lal Fervoy Lwi which was later found to Erauw in America much research Alsfelt his fever has been carried Ohff in America. I or. To naps Ealr Viot re i would be in America for three months and in eng land for a month study ing recent advances in virus my Rickettsia research. W h e n or. Derrick re turned a Spe Ial Laboratory would be set a at the in t 1 tute of medical re search Victoria cars u Gnu with North Queensland fevers. A medical authority said last night that strange fevers often called Only by a local name and All grouped under the vague title of coastal fevers have been known in North Queensland particularly in the heavy rainfall Belt from ing Ham to Cooktown for Many years. -?1 be 11ra1iv it was explained thai viruses were the. Smallest known organism much smaller than bacteria and could not be detected by Ordinary Micro. Scopes. In North Queensland they ? often caused inflammation of the brain. Several forms of Rickettsia were known in North Queensland the authority said including scrub i phils tick typhus Murine rat typhus and Psittacosis Par rot disease. Or. Derrick has been a Vic Tim of his own local research n 1940 he was ill for several months after he had contracted rat typhus while Deal ing with virus isolated from a patient. Other victims in the last ear have been or. Jones him ? Elf and the governor sir Fohn Lavarack. Who returned rom Northern Tours suffering irom fevers which could note diagnosed. ? n or. Derrick ?

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