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Broken Hill Barrier Daily Truth (Newspaper) - December 4, 1943, Broken Hill, New South Wales Jap shipping hit by Allied aircraft bombs on Well Laden transports and destroyers Tanker and scored direct hits on two destroyers a on monday night liberators sighted a Convoy of two destroyers a 10.000 inn transport a Large whaling ship and two unidentified vessels near the Northern tip of new Ireland. They concentrated on the transport and scored two direct hits. The vessels was abandoned and Sonn sunk. Early next morning a United states Navy Catalina sighted the two enemy de Moyers in the same area and attacked them with 500 Pound bombs. \ Iliria it hit was scored amidships on one Oitte Ste a 1crs recely Cal n cd erect hot about the same time another Cata 1�cat�l a envoy of Between ten Funk. M ships Lnell Lonb a Anker which was attacked and left Miles which were Al Sable Lor filfly the Large whaling ships one o which was in tuesday s Convoy Art used by the japs As Mother ships for an dog Craft and tankers. Small a Pes of whaling ships Are used us ground troops advancing to Ware in a three pronged drive australians lie advancing on Ware. The nest of la live in new Guinea. Troops Art Civ ing North from sat Elberti. West along the Kal Ueng River mid Norelli Viest my the Zongora area. At All Points they ure in Contact with the Jimps. Zongora k two and it Quarter South East i Ware. Troops moving Westward Are operating from Bonga. And Are five Miles from Ware and Stelberg. And tin Norl Hemly move is four Miles from water. More than three Hundred Miles further Uji the coast Jap Supply dumps altered through the weak area took i hammering from liberators supported by i hindi tolls. On two previous raids in weak there was no Jap fighter interception but this time the japs sent up forty . Ten of which were shut Down and one probably destroyed Tivo Ubera tors were shot Down by Ontl aircraft tire which was intense after the raid recon Alsace planes observed lame Fri a and explosions. Beau Giters destroy Small Jap Steamer i from Frank Dexter at or neral Arthur s Headquarters december 3. Beau fighters in a sweep Oil the North Toast of new Britain have destroyed a Small Jap Steamer or two Hundred tons and three barges. Flying Olcer e. D. Marion of St. Kilda. And his observer. Flight Sergt. C. V. Gollan. Of a Naniki. In w South Wales. Sikh Neil the ship heavily camouflaged with Trees pulled in to Shore near Capo Deschamps. I made four strafing runs at it said Marion and on the second three was i Izmir Noim explosion from the lung in of though the engine room had been struck. After i had finished flying Oiler or Dirk Destree Lead a turn at it a lion we left it was burning fiercely. Farther Down the coast near the Cape Hopkins strip i found three barges Amoni the wreckage of others destroyed by my Squadron. Unfortunately just a i started my run on them my gun jammed and i had to leave them to Dick liberators. Mitchells marauders and lightnings also were Active Over new Britain bombing barges and Shore installations. Americans in Surprise raid on Bougainville i from Frank dealer at general Mac i Arthur s Headquarters i december 3. I two Hundred japs were killed by i american marines in a hit run raid be i Hind enemy positions in Empress a i Gusta Bay area on Bougainville in the Solomons. The raid was at night. Marines were taken Down the coast by Small Landing Craft and set ashore near enemy ammunition and Supply dumps. These were attacked and quantities of artillery ammunition Small arms and other supplies were destroyed. The enemy fought Back fiercely but Marine casualties were slight. In the Buin fats area on the South coast of Boug Al Nellle dauntless Dave bombers and avengers and torpedo bombers with fighter escort made a deadly raid. They i ended five gun Polst Lons and destroyed Twenty one buildings and warehouses. A Well i ammunition dumps. Alt cobras and Kitty Hawks were Active in the same area. Fierce opposition by Jap fighters Over weak from Axel Olsen. With the Allied forces in new Guinea. December 3. Jap fighters that to cd to intercept a wrong Force of liberators at weak today offered some of the fiercest and desperate resistance that seasoned Timber Crews have known in new Guinea. They appeared to be deter mined at All costs to Avert further dam age to the already battered weak base. And made Pasa after frantic pass at our bomber formations. They pressed so close to the liberators that the Crews could plainly see the faces of the Jap pilots As they swept in to within 20 feet of the bombers. They seemed to be crack pilots and certainly knew How to handle their ships said capt. J. H. Roden Burg of Arkansas. Rodenburg who has been on to combat missions and a been in seven serious brushes with zeros said that the interception today was the most determined he had known. About 15 fighters came at Mir forma Tion he said and in All made 32 passes. They came right in at us every Lime firing full blast for As ions As ten seconds. They seemed much better than the average Jap and May have been brought in to give weak a litle More Protection. But they did not succeed. Our formation accounted for three sending them Down in a Cloud of smoke and flames a Noso gunner in a Liberator who was on his 41st Mission also remarked on the surprising determination of Thi Jap. He was Stafl sgt. L. F. Niss. Of Minnesota and said that for the first time in his experience of fighter com Bat four zeros attacked his Ubera Tot in a Headon sweep. The last bombers Over the target re ported huge columns of smoke from fires that seemed to be burning everywhere. Black smoke from what appeared to be a fuel dump Rose so High that the bom Bers at 16,000 feet were affected by it and had difficulty in locating targe to. The Crew of one bomber reported having lobbed a string of bombs dead along a Row of ten parked planes and other Crews reported direct hits on installations and dumps. When the Crew of a Liberator dam aged in the raid balled out Over the Ocean three Miles or the coast from Ive Wak they were Mach inc binned by Zero As they drifted Down. Later it. R. W. Legoe. Of West Virginia who was in another Liberator said he saw a bomber losing height. Then a few moments later the Crew balled out. Five enemy fighters came Down and began to strafe them capt. Rodenburg was told by his tall gunner that one Zero came within 60 feet of one Man who seemed to shudder and then dropped in his Parachute har Ness As though he had been hit. Sim Ilar tactics were adopted by japs Dur ing the Bismarck sea Battle when they swept Down machine gunning bomber Crevis Ivhon had balled Oul. Coloured Seaman remanded Sydney. December 3. The fracas at a City hotel yesterday when three men were injured resulted in Andrea Barrintoz 24. A coloured sea Man being remanded on Ball until de Cember 17 at the Central court today on �80 Ball. He was charged with hav Ine maliciously wounded ceo. We. Old Ham John Clyde Coates and Sidney Preston. It was alleged the men were wounded when they went to the assistance of a conversion of annexes Sydney december 3. It was announced today that the Pes it Lon of annexes and other warplanes is being surveyed to see How their conver Sion to peace uses can Best be under taken. The government has reached no decision yet on the proposals that it should retain a modified control of them Otter the War. Daily Telegraph and censorship Sydney. December 3. On behalf of consolidated press Ltd. A writ has been issued out of Tho Well court of Australia against the common wealth of Australia the chief publicity censor. Or. E. O. Bonney. And the state publicity censor or. H. H. Man sell. The writ requires the three defendants to enter appearance in an action which will ask the court to Rule mat it is illegal that All matter intended for publication inthe Dally Telegraph newspaper must be submitted for Cen for shop. The company will also seek an order restraining the censors from act ing in this manner. Destruction of tobacco crop Townsville. December 3. Tobacco Leaf Worth �27.900 was ruined in five minutes by a cyclonic hailstorm at Emerald Creek Makeeba on wednesday. One grower alone lost �2,000 Worth of Leaf. Practically the whole season s crop totalling about 90 tons were destroyed. The Only growers who escaped were u few who had just planted. Commenting on the loss Tho minister for customs senator Kane. Said it was n serious loss. The Quality of tobacco was lower now because it was matured for Only twelve months compared with four or five Yeara before the War. To re strict waste and to keep imports Down to the maximum use Vas made of the whole Leaf. As a result tobacco Anil cigarettes sometimes contained the Stem which was t harmful. ? Berlin pounded big Force engaged London. Deem a 3. One of the by Jiey a forces of Raf heavy Boni brn Ever seen Over the eat a Rel oat to he Conti nent As Darkne a a Millne. On thursday night Ami it win later officially announced that Ileal in wan Aitala bombed. Bombers streamed High Over tie oat at several Points and one watcher said the sky was alive with Bomben according to the Oslo radio German night fighter protected Berlin and fought out air Battles of exceptional in Tensity even Over the City. The German overseas radio announced that Berlin was bombed on thursday night and thirty raiders were shot Down Berlin radio said that to 11 pm. The bodies of 140 British airmen were re covered from wrecked planes. Stockholm reported that common la lion with Berlin was broken off at 8 30 on thursday night and resumed at ii . Fortresses attack Marseilles Harbor a very Strong Force of flying fort resses from North Africa today for the first time attacked sub pens and construction facilities in Marseilles har Bor. The pens had been under construction Lor several months and Only recently neared com Letlon. It is disclosed that fortresses which attacked Toulon on november 24. Son five warships probably Sank five others and severely damaged two armed merchantmen and extensively damaged the dry docks. Australians Lack Confidence Canadian delegation View Sydney. December 3. Members of the Canadian pro delegation i Slang Australia Felt that australians Lack Confidence in them selves and their future. This was stated today by the delegation s Leader or. Arthur Forde. President of the Canadian press. Expressing App Recta on for what Australia has accomplished in the Short time since the out break of the Pacific War or. Forde said in View of what had been done he was sure that Australia s voice it the peace conference would be most important. The australian fighting Man he said was second to none in the world. All your allies Are proud of him and thankful for him. You have great problems to overcome but these Are not As great As those that were resolved by your ancestors who Laid the foundation of this land Australia and new zealand have much in common Sydney december 3. If new zealand and Australia spoke with one voice their cause would have greater prestige when the future of the Pacific was decided said the High com missioner to new zealand or. R. O. Dalton. Today at a Farewell luncheon Given by the tasmanian government. The Atto Mev Oen Erat or a Volt. Sinh in new zealand and Australia social status had been developed almost to the maximum possible extent in the. World to Day. The two great dominions must work together for the common objectives of the United Nailous. The min ister for Supply. Or. Beasley. Bald new zealand today sat in with Australia and . Representatives on All important bodies on resources and Supply set up in Australia. Pension reduction Cabinet to consider Melbourne. December 3. The minister for social services. Sen Ator Fraser. Said today that he and the minister for repatriation or. F Rosl. Had prepared a report for submission to Cabinet next tuesday on the question of reductions in invalid and old age pen Sions consequent upon the fall in the Cost of living. ? overcharging costs Butcher �150 Fine Sydney december 3. At a specially constituted court of Petty sessions which has been set up in Sydney today to Deal with breaches of the Commonwealth regulations a Syd Ney carcase Butcher. John Murphy of Bexley was fined �150 for overcharging. He pleaded guilty to five charges of Selling meat above the fixed prices. Edwin Frederick White trading As White hosiery coy., William Street Sydney was fined 150 for having at tempted to Export prohibited goods. Examination of the parcels showed them to contain Many dozen pairs of women s stockings. ? Bakers general Secretary dead Sydney december 3. Sydney s oldest trades Union Secretary p. G. Halll Doy. Secretary of the Bakers Union in Sydney since 190c. Died today aged 77. Many tributes to him were paid at the annual conference of the baking trades Federal on which was adjourned As a Mark of respect. Overseas news Over Nyk new in Bur Rorr it lev truth it cup piled by lbs Australia Pitu conference of big three strength to Campaign against Hitler Ite Germany London deem her 3 a great conference of Paramount significance is taking place in the Middle most Between Stalin. Roosevelt Ond Churchill said senator Connolly chairman of the Senate foreign relations committee in a broadcast. He added the result of this would be that Russia s armies will be strengthened and her com pain against Hitler Ile Germany will be buttressed and Forti fied. Senator Connally did not elaborate the statement and gave no source the information. In. The discussion on Post War pro Blem he declared the United states must acquire and fortify naval bases and air buses in both the Pacific and the Atlantic and naval bases leased from Britain to ensure they remain in american control. Reuter s correspondent in Istanbul i quotes reports from Ankara on thurs i Day night saying that Stalin is now in Tabriz in the russian occupied per Sian zone awaiting the arrival of or. Churchill and president Roosevelt by air from Cairo. The correspondent also quotes a turkish newspaper As saying it was certain the allies would make an unconditional surrender a peal to the germans. The three statement must therefore also de cide regarding the kind of German government with which they Are pre pared to Nego me. Russians threaten German White Russia line three separate attacks launched London. December 3. I be ked army is threatening to turn the German line in White Russia from the North and South say Moscow dispatches. While general. Von Kluge s troops Are battling grimly to prevent general Rokos Sovsky s forces taking Globin and to brisk there by turning the germans Southern defences the russians launched attacks against the Mohi eve Orsha and Vitebsk the Success of which would turn the German line from the North. Me ked army clearly Means business to the Northern out flanking movement against the White russian line As the German new Agency indicates West from smolensk., towards Orsha the rus sians have carried out a super offensive. We have waled Oft local penetrations Moscow correspondents say the red army s path to Globin has been opened by the capture of one of the three key positions barring the corridor Between the Dnieper and Soj Rivers. Germans in Italy retreating stubbornly London. December 3. Eighth army forces tonight Are battling through the outskirts of Castel Fren Tano and Casoli. They Are encounter ing Oerman last ditch detachments who were ordered to delay the 8th army As Long As possible in order to cover the Oerman Retreat to the North from the main Winter Lonc defences. The Ger Man withdrawal however is not a rout. It is slow and stubborn. The germans Are being forced to abandon guns and material and they Are hastily bringing reserves from the North of Italy. Minister replies to meat rationing criticism Melbourne. December 3. The minister or Trade and Cus Toms senator Keane said today that certain people were trying to organise dissatisfaction with meat rationing hoping for their own selfish ends to prevent its introduction. He said that any Butcher who was coerce no customers into sending a petition of protest was really asking that austra Lia should shirk its responsibilities As a member of the United nations and should let Down the people of Britain. Food shortages forecast Sydney. December 3. Food shortages next year will become so acute that civilians will be fortunate if they get two eggs weekly while other food lines arc expected to become scarcer than at present stated Commonwealth authorities today who estimated the ie-4 egg production at 90.000.000 Down. This would give civilians about three eggs weekly but this quota might to substantial in reduced by heavy demands for and supplies to services and overseas ? students for Rural work Sydney december 3. The Deputy director of manpower. Or. Bellmore disclosed today that More than 300 University students most of them in unreserved faculties had volunteered for essential Rural work during the forthcoming vacation. He added that manpower officials were a Nuti rating a number of cases in which students should have volunteered. ? Constable in unusual Accident Melbourne. December 3. How a Constable on Point duty was Lasso cd by a Tram travelling along Elizabeth Street was described in an official report by the tramways Board. Wind caught the trolley pole rope and caused it to twine round the neck of the traffic Constable and before the Tram could be stopped the Constable was thrown to the Roadway receiving a severe shaking and injuries to a knee his helmet broke a window of the Tram new radio stations in South Australia Adelaide. December 3. Two new commercial broadcasting stations in South Australia. 5ka Adel aide and Sau port Augusta will be officially opened on monday night by the .o., senator Ashley. La ounces for the two stations were formerly held by private companies associated with the Jehovah witnesses sect but were re moved under National Security regulations Early m 1941. Established 1847 special old dry Sherry Man murdered by wife alleged Sydney. December 3. At an inquest today into the death of Sydney Lenneil conk. Of Hurstville. His widow. Thelma Lynnel look. Who was present in court was charged with his murder was alleged to Hove told detectives. It s an awful thing to do. But i had to do it Len null Cook was found in the Hall Way Points Nat naked with an Eider Down Over him. He had wounds on the a k of his head. Medical evidence was that the wounds could have been caused by a Hammer. Probably 18 blows were stick. A Friend of the accused woman. Mrs. Macindoe declared mrs Linnell Cook had complained to her this year about her husband thrashing her. Mrs. In null Cook was committed for trial on a change or having murdered her husband. The Coroner found that Lynnell Cook died from a fractured Skull and injuries to the brain felonious by and maliciously inflicted on him by Thelma Lynnell Cook. Minister to control clothing factory Sydney. December j. Under National Security regulations the minister for Supply. Or. Seasley. Has been appointed the controller of the Ashford clothing co., Adelaide the owner of which is now serving five years gaol sentence for having contravened prices regulations. Or. Beasley fair me appointment had been made to ensure that then Hting services and civilian Community would not Sutler the possible loss of a big output or the factory which has about 140 employees ? and produced 160.c00 garment it year. He said the factory was not being taken Over by the government. It would still be run Ai a business undertaking. Best Coal week for Lonoff time Sydney. December 3. Despite the fact that three mines were Idle on the new South Wales coalfields today the total loss of Coal production this week Only amounts to 5.900 tons compared with More than 18.000 last week. The week which produced nine hold has been one of the Best production Ner Lods for Manv Man that. To. Day s production loss was about 2,000 tons due to stoppages at Stanford main number 2, a portion of Bloomfield col Liery and also at the Steelworks col Luerle in the West. Post War Public works program Sydney december 3. Preparation of an initial program of Public works to be carried out Early in the Post War period was Well in hand said the Premier. Or. Mckell. Today. The program covered urgent important works which was considered desirable. To undertake immediately the War ended. Proposals of a number of Public were being Carci Uny cons a cred. The whole scope of work in these Rost Wara years would be coordinated into a scheme for submission to the National works Council. Plans for undertaking urgent works after the War were so far advanced that the Council is contemplating approaching Public authorities regarding the works or a longer Range nature added the Premier

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