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Cairns Post (Newspaper) - December 4, 1943, Cairns, Queensland National Library of Australia Cairo conference. ? \ absent. Causing some comment. Canberra december 3. The absence of a direct repro tentative of Australia at the Caird conference is causing comment in. Some Federal quarters because of. The fact that this conference Deal predominantly with the War against Japan. And the future of the Pacific. Or. J. Mcewen a member of the War advisory Council said to Day that there appeared to be two Strong Rea sons Why the prime minister. Or. J. Curtin should have been a party to the conference. The first of these was the fact that the conference discussed the future strategy for the defeat of Japan. As an Active and intimate combatant in this War and one of the main bases for All future Allied operations against the japanese Australia was vitally concerned with the strategy of i the Pacific conflict. It had been indicated moreover that the three leaders who participated reached an agree ment that Japan was to be deprived of her Pacific possessions. This appeared to imply a question of the future control of these possessions and that Issue was one in which Australia was As vitally interested As any other country in ithe world. Australia sought the status of a major Factor in future Pacific policy. Helped materially. Or. Mcewen said that the participation by or. Curtin in what has proved to be the most important conference on Pacific affairs since the outbreak of the War would have helped materially i establishing that status. It is being recalled that Well informed reports from Whitehall five or six weeks ago indicated that it was desired there that or. Curtin should have gone abroad before Christmas. It was then suggested that discussions of vital in Terest to Australia were pending. Are now being linked in some Federal quarters with the con Ference on the Pacific War in Cairo. More Progress needed when Rubert Buchanan the to said that Progress was Only the Exchange of one nuisance for another nuisance he was evidently in bad health. Many thoughtful people Are inclined to 4he opinion that we Are living in the most wonderful interesting and. Enlightened age the world has Ever seen in certain respects that is True. But if we wish to arrive at a sound conclusion we had better inquire what Progress is and How it originated and developed the word itself suggests procedure step by step and not by leaps and Bounds. What a pity photography was. Such a late invention did we possess a portrait of primitive Man we might not be proud of his appearance but we should certainly discover from a series of later portraits that he was according to scientists a great experimenter. He must have been endowed with an urge to make life More tolerable and successful. This would in clude the search for. More food and better for variety of clothing for effective shelter from storms and for Victory Over his foes. In the measure in which he succeeded he exhibited quite unconsciously the Triumph of mind Over matter. Mind provided the urge and the method to secure Progress. Experiment thus became the starting Point of All that is noblest in the race. Looking Back upon its past. Browning declares that Progress is the Law of life Man is not Man As a momentous Tri mob was achieved when primitive Man in vented the first tool Flint knife. Axe or Arrow head. He had dreams of beings like himself but not having a solid body. He Felt related to them. His tribal life led him to enter into com pacts for Mutual Benefit and so arose conceptions such As right and wrong which formed a foundation for philosophy and r Ligion. Progress grew out of the urge for greater happiness and Power and happiness is fairly Well defined As the emotion aroused in us by the gratification of desire or. Tie attainment of an Ideal. A Mere animal finds satisfaction in the Supply of its physical needs but Man cannot rest there. Life taught him As a social being the necessity of joining him self to a group for purposes of defence and advancement. To feed Well and be warm Are elementary achievements. As time went on it became obvious that he was a religious being. Herbert Spencer wrote the universality of religious ideas and their Independent evolution among different primitive races prove that their source must be deep seated and not superficial and that religion expresses some eternal fact."1 it seems to be an intuition an instinct demanding constant satisfaction. Man May try to leave religion alone but it will not Leyye him alone. Said an australian Huilt Driver. I Don t believe there is a god but i would give the Best Bullock in the team sure of it science assures us that right Back in prehistoric Days Man was a worshipper of the dead. Not that the actual Corpse was worshipped but it was surmised that the departed be came gods. Thus Corpse worship was the protoplasm of religion folklore the protoplasm of mythology and of its Mort modern and philosophical offshoot Theo religion seems to be co existent with the whole course of the Humar race. Call it what one will the religious instinct demands satisfaction. Cicero arrived at the belief that gods exist Iha they govern the world and consult to Gether to further the interests of men christianity is partly summed up in the lord s prayer and the apostles Creed and it is generally admitted that its teach Long has been a Boon to the whole Humai race. It has led the Way in humane an. Moral Progress and its goal is a society. So exalted that its name will be the kingdom of nothing better is conceivable. Its final Triumph May be delayed. But it can never be thwarted. Nobody questions the Progress c science but what about moral Progress Arthur Balfour author of defence c philosophic doubt and the fou Datlo of belief says no moral code can b effective which does not. Inspire in Thos who Are asked to obey it emotions c and that this emotion Carnie be wholly Independent of an accepted origin. Morality he declares is Mot than a of Kant insist that the will is the Mah and if Man win is pot rightly directed there can t no moral Progress. There is a High a and a Low Way in life a Pilgrim s pit. A Reward a Rake s Progress. Some of t join up Ith Bunyan some with the Typ so vividly illustrated by the skill Hogarth and there Are others. Some a to scripture phrase filled with to spirit others with another Brand spirit which produces a strange proc of Progress that is downward in Gress. There is a false inspiration a for example the will to this the spirit which has made Model Germany a blight upon humanity. Pow has no right to he the supreme Moth m any moral code nor can it be to instrument to secure Progress. It is n the chief attribute even of the Amigh Wisdom and love stand above Rit to Progress is secured for the. In Dovidu and the nation Only by the harmonic development of All our faculties. De cation therefore which fits us Only of bread and butter Success and Igor our higher needs treats us As Mere Clever animals. Moral Progress helps be be clean minded and. White Soule words like Noble and base have ? meaning where our moral nature 1 r educated. Kan said two things _ Fiji him. With Awe the starry heavens Abo Bim. And the moral Law within him. To nation that gives first Placebo moral instruction secures its Bwy Progress be j cause its aspirations are1 nourished by Contact with the. Everlasting and divine. There is no age.", i. Church services ? Church of England. St. John s Church Lake Street 7 an. And 9.30 holy communion. 9.30 ., sunday school clubhouse7.30 o clock. Evensong and Sermon. St Peter s Church Mcleod Street s an. Holy communion. 9.30 ., sunday school. Week Day services As usual. ?. " Church it of England Gordon Vale Parish. All saints 7.30 an. Holy communion 10.30 aon., children 7.30 o clock even song. St. Francis Edmonton 8 30 unholy communion. St. Andrew s presbyterian Church. Cairns. V minister Rev. D. H. Henry services sunday december 5, �943. Morning. Worship ? St Andrew s la o clock. Sacrament thy lord s " evening worship St Andrew s 7jo o clock. Anthem Praise the lord o my All services conducted by the minister. Social hour at close of evening Wor ship. Fellowship Tea 530 sunday schools St Andrew s 9.45 a in. North Cairns 9.30 a a. Fellowship. Monday. 8 . Prompt Gordon Vale presbyterian Day school 10 At Gordon Vale. Even ing service at 7.30 o clock. Preacher Rev. Or. Currell. ". presbyterian for sunday december 5, 1843 sunday school 9.30 evening service 730 of clock sunday school. Breaking i up social monday evening december 6 1943. J. W. Theaker. Missionary. Tableland presbyterian vices will be conducted at Herberton 7jo . Preacher or. A. Cane. Kairi 2.30 pin. And St. Andrews Atherton 7.30 . Preacher or. E. D. Stevens minister. The sacrament of communion will be dispensed by padre d. Drennan at the close of the service in St Andrews _. Cairns methodist Church minister Rev. J. L. C. Rowley, of. Sunday december 5,1943. Cairns Central la o clock. Morning worship communion subject the humiliation of. Christ 7.30. O clock evening service subject a vital Faith for dark the choir the Sanctus. Manx fishermen s hymn Gilland the Anthem Praise the lord o Jerusalem Maunder Organ prelude at 7.15 pin. Draper Street 9.30 ajn., sunday school anniversary service Mulgrave Road 3.30 pjn., sunday school anniversary service. ?. Baptist Church ? ?. 142 Lake Street. Services sunday december 5, 1943. La an. Worship or. Morton. 7.30 ., gospel service or. Mac Donald . Officer allowed by. Song service and supper. 9.45 an. Central sunday school 3pjn" Anderson Street somday school. Assembly of god Tabernacle dare 7.30 pin. Open air service. Lake Street sunday 9.30 ajri., sunday school 10.45 an. Communion saw 0d�sti0iu,70 p a gospel service abject Man with a w. Worters. Christian science services Ara. Held by Ely sunday at 20 Smith Street Cairns. At 7.30 pin. All Are Welcome. " United women s prayer fortnight by prayer meeting will be held to he presbyterian school Hall on tuesday. December 7. 1943, at 330 au ladies Are cordially invited. Commercial Brisbane produce Market. M ? Brisbane. December 3. The demand for pumpkins at Roma Street to Day was keen and sales were made at 14/10 to 6, whiled other lots p?-?1? ? 3 to 9 5 onions desired 5/ and passed in at 10/6 to 1. Offers of .4/. To 2/ were refused for swede turnips. Lucerne chaff was i fair Supply and cleared at 10/ to 7/-. One lot of mixed chaff was offered to dear at 1. Civil defence organisations co operation. Canberra. December s. The civil defence organisations will co operate with the air observers corps in the Rescue of Crews from crashed air Craft and in providing emergency land ing transport this new role was agreed upon at a conference of state and Federal . Executives Here to Day. The Secretary of the department of Home Security or. A. Welch said that this co operation would be extended where practicable and would be consistent with the retention of the civil defence identity in Manning of air i observers corps centres and observation posts he hoped that by this Means there would be no settled part of Australia where some organisation for the Rescue of Crews did not exist Cairns Market report. J supplies of fruit in almost All in stances were considerably Short of Trade requirements but slightly improved supplies of most lines of vege tables were to hand. Quotations. Bananas sold Well at by -207 to 25/ a Case. Pineapples both roughs and smooths realised from 20/ to 25/ a an excellent demand. ". Papas were Short of requirements and sold at 10/ a Case. Oranges local oranges Are now apparently finished Only new South Wales valencias being available in Small quantities. Lemons of which very few were to hand realised 20/ a Case. Pears were steady at around 45/ a Case. Apples Only eating apples were to hand realising 29/ a Case. Watermelons were Short of Trade requirements an excellent demand now existing. All Choice Large fruit is real Ising 10/ a bag. Tomatoes. Considerably increased supplies were to hand with " a Large percentage of Small fruit for which there is practically no demand. Spec Ial Quality Large sized realised from 15/ to 18/ a Case with Small and inferior lines from 7,1 to 8/. A Cash. Growers Are now recommended to cease forwarding Small and indifferent Quality fruit owing to the expected in flux of Southern. Deliveries which Are coming to hand through their Normal season and which will naturally be of Choice Quality. Cucumbers very few Choice Green lines realised from 6/ Tri 8/ a Case the majority Selling lower while any thing dist poured was almost unsaleable. Cabbage was much easier Choice local realising from 16/ to 18/ a bag and chaff bag to 20/-. Beans we re a rivet tonal i Short Supply All Choice Quality realising the maximum of Laid per la. Sweet potatoes sold Well at from 10/ to 12/. I. Bag. Parsnips moved out quietly at 34/ a cwt. Carrots an sex Cellat demand exists for Choice Quality at 3�/-. Per cwt. Lettuce was in exception ill Light Sun ply. All Choice lines Clearing at 8d per la. Marrow whilst sat a Ere still made As High As 16/ during. The week it is anticipated that a sudden drop will occur owing add exceptionally. Heavy sup lies. And growers Are advised to ease consignments a ? pumpkins sold " Well Tat from 16/- to 18/ a bag. Of memorial. sad and Loving memory of. Our dear Mother and grandmother who Merit to rest on december 4. 1941.always ,. Inserted by her Loving daughters and families. ? ? ? this newspaper a a subscriber _. To the australian associated press. Which provides the overseas news in this Issue. Saturday december 4, %1943. The people s health. Some years ago the state s con Cern with Public health in the United kingdom was extended beyond the confines of Environ mental Hygiene with which it had Long been concerned that is the provision of pure water sup plies pure food supplies general sanitary improvements the pro vision \ of isolation hospitals for infectious diseases Public vaccination portrait authorities to include the maintenance of individual health services by Means of National health measures. Pro Gress along " these lines has now reached a Point where the government has publicly pledged itself As soon As May be after the War to ensure that by Means of a comprehensive Hospital ser vice appropriate treatment shall he readily available to every per son in need of general and specialised medical and health services in the United kingdom Are provided by the state and by voluntary Effort. These Are the responsibility of the ministry of health in England and Wales and the department of health in Scotland. Recommendations of regulations for the introduction and Upkeep of welfare service emanating from the above departments Are put into effect by local government authorities minimum standards Are Laic Down by acts of parliament t which the authorities Are bound to conform. But they May extent or adopt . Loca requirements. The provision o special facilities for special sections of the population is under taken by the government depart ment most closely associated wit the particular needs of that Sec top of the population. For example the Board of education i responsible for the. School medi Cal service the ministry o labour is responsible for Factor welfare the ministry of suppl for supervision ? in Boyal Ord Nance factories the ministry o fuel and the mine medical service and the minis try of War transport Tor coi editions on Board merchant ship Public health services under Thi heading Are financed partly from National funds partly from Loci rates. Voluntary services Ai created and maintained by or vate initiative and financed b individual donation and subscript Tion. In the Case of the lond voluntary hospitals they May o reaching the required Sta Dan receive Grants from Kin Edward s Hospital fund a Cei trial Pool to which private if Are made to meet general need hospitals and other voluntary ii Stith tons Are under the Contr of unpaid boards of Man Gemei the actual size varies accordia to the Hospital assisted by a a Secretary in charge of the Actu Day to Day. Management. Annu meetings Are held at which to pita subscribers Are Opportunity a to voice their View on the running of the institution treatment at these hospitals either free or Given at a Low coi an Almoner is attached to de ii whether a patient is Able to a any contribution to Bis lie health services Are of the kinds curative preventive Ai environmental. They inglut among other things state i video squid voluntary Hospital before the War there was general co ordination of the two services. Each voluntary h Pital was governed and work independently. Local govern my authorities had their own Gene municipal hospitals As Well j specialist hospitals for five tuberculosis Etc. The emerged i Hospital service has moved i towards an integrated system Hospital organisation. Alread the old All purpose concept of a gun Oral Hospital has in Way to a pattern of inter rela hospitals by which the put ii can be moved from one Hospi to another in order to obtain most effective treatment for needs. Electricity interruption. Consumer of electricity in Kam Runga Redlynch and Freshwater ? areas arts advised that the Supply of electricity will be interrupted to Morrow Between the hours Ai 1.30 . And 5.30 pin. ,. Co j. Turnover. Each of the wholesale floors of the committee of. Direction of fruit marketing broke All records last financial year both in. Actual turnover and number of packages handled. The consignment turnover exceeded �1,000, 000 in 1942-43 compared with just Short of-�500,000 in 1941-42. Individual re sults were Sydney �318,680 Brisbane �307,200 Rockhampton �92,316 towns Ville �115,148 Cairns seven months�33,681 Brisbane Green banana floor�151,320., the staff is now Busy distributing Over �32,000 to Section sup pliers representing half the commis Sions charged for the year. The Man Ager of the Cairns Branch or. A. Arm Strong said that whilst this distribution in itself is valuable the . Be Ollieve that its main value lies in its demonstration that the Section s policy of service to the growers is proving outstandingly successful. War prisoners in japanese hands. Information incomplete. London december 2.while information As to the number att British prisoners of War in Japan Ese hands is incomplete owing to the continued failure of the japanese government to give this and other Essen tial information the. Secretary for War sir James Grigg stated in the House of commons that 592 officers and 32,274 other unit of the British Are recorded As prisoners on the basis of partly official notifications of capture and partly of unofficial notifications including postcards received from next of Kin. The Only other information about British prisoners received from the. Japanese government concerns the death of 910 in Captivity. �20 Bau forfeited. Raymond Grayson Mechanic. Was charged in the court of Petty sessions yesterday before or. E. A Moore act ing so that on december 2 he was under the of liquor while in charge of a motor vehicle defendant did hot appear and thereby forfeited �20 representatives. The Secretary of the. Cairns growers association advises that the nomination of growers candidates for membership of enemy convoys. attacked. By Allied bombers. Allied reconnaissance Bomben Ink � hmm ten japanese trans port and damaged two destroyer and a Urie Tasker in attacks on enemy convoys late on tuesday night and Early on wednesday morning when last seen the Tanker was a Blase from Stem to Stern and May become a total loss. General Macarthur s Headquarters reported yesterday that the ships at tacked were units in three different japanese convoys located by Navy Catalina and liberators patrolling enemy sea lanes Between Kavi eng arid Rabaul. The 10,000-ton transport was in company with two destroyers and a Large whaling ship and two unidentified vessels some Miles South East of Kavi eng when sighted by two liberators on tuesday night. The liberators picked out the trans port for attack and planted two bombs Square on the vessel. A terrific explosion followed and within a few minutes the ship was enveloped in flames. When last seen the ship was being abandoned. A later reconnaissance showed the transport had sunk. Two destroyers listed As damaged in the communique were spotted by a Navy Catalina Early on wednesday morning steaming West of the Gazelle Channel at the North Western end of new Ireland. The Catalina landed a 500-lb. Bomb amidships of one de Stroyer and scored a direct hit on the Stern of the other. The Tanker left in flames was one. Of a 10. To 12-ship Convoy attacked by another Navy Catalina on wednesday Moraine 45 Miles South West of a Vieng. Immediately on being hit the Tanker Hurst into flames which were visible to the Catalina Crew when .50/ Miles away on the homeward run. Enemy shipping Active Tyrl r recent reconnaissance has shove considerable enemy " shipping activity. In the Waters Orthof Rabaul and our night reconnaissance aircraft have had. Remarkable Success in Lone at tacks upon these convoys. Over the last fortnight. They have damaged four cruisers three d a troyes and seven i Large Supply ships. Australian troops ? advancing from three. Directions Are closing in. On Wared an important Junction Point of the. Inland Jungle trails along which i the japanese fled after the seizure of Stelberg and Bonga on the Huon Peninsula in new. Guinea. Ware is about five Miles North from Stelberg and 10 Otiles West of Bongar. The australians Are pushing toward Ware along both trails while a. Third Force is attacking from the North West from the direction of the song River which flows into Huon Gulf just above Finsch Hafen. ?. I australians seize Bridge. Late received at general Macarthur s. Headquarters disclose that the advanced elements of the last named Force Are approaching Zongora a Village two and a. Half Miles from Ware. Yesterday s com Munique did not detail any actual ground fighting in the area but it was previously reported that the japanese attempted to oppose our " crossing of the upper reaches of the song River. Later under pressure the enemy withdrew and the Ai ctr lians seized the suspension Bridge before the Jap destroy it. T Supply dumps bit. The main weight of wednesday s Allied air offensive fell on the weak area. Liberators escorted by thunderbolts dropped us tons of explosives Tri the ". Enemy Supply dumps in the area fires visible for 30 Miles. When our raiders departed the entire area was blanketed by a thick la of smoke rising thousands of feet. Ten of 40 japanese fighters which attempted to intercept our bombers were shot Down by the escorting thunderbolts without loss. Two of our bombers however fell victims to enemy anti aircraft fire which was mire than usually intense. Mitchells and marauders with Light Ning fighter cover also a loosed 54 tons of bombs on enemy barges " and Shore installations at Borgen Bay on the North coast of new Britain. ? ?./. Sweep Over new Britain. A Small Steamer of at least 200 tops and three japanese barges were destroyed by. Beau fighters in a sweep of the North coast of new Brit Ain of monday. Flying officer e. Mar Ron and his observer flight sergeant c. V Gollan sighted the ship he vile camouflaged with Trees pulled in to the Shore. Near Cape Deschamps further Down the coast said mar Don. I found three Trees and. Camouflage prevented my seeing the ext Rit of the said flying officer Dick Des. Tree but i poured so much ammunition into the barges that they would never Pitt to sea again United states marines killed Mort than 200 japanese in a daring hit and run raid behind the enemy lines of Bougainville Island in the Northen Solomons. They also destroyed a larg Quantity of enemy artillery Armuni Rion Small and other supplies the raid was carried out before Dawi on sunday morning. The Marine landed from boats at a coastal poin South East of our beachhead at pm press Augusta Bay they then Pushet Inland and attacked the japanese positions from the rear. " the raid was not accomplished with out some. Marine casualties Birt iou losses were extremely Light in Coin prison with those of the enemy. General Macarthur s headquarter yesterday also reported further head air raids on japanese1 bases at the Northern and. Southern ends of ". Bou Rainville Island. ? y installations raided. Dauntless and Avenger torpedo am dive bombers. Backed enemy inst nations in the Buin Farsi area with 4 tons of bombs. Twenty one building and a ammunition dump were destroyed and five gun positions silence by direct. Council to participate Inu mediately. In a National Campaign to suppress. Venereal diseases. The conference will also consider plans for. The elimination of malaria in Northern areas. ". The director general of Heather. Cumpston said today that the. A Tiona and medical research Council had prepared a plan to Deal with cd. And . Covering All details of expenditure staff and r the necessary buildings it would be presented to a conference of state. Ministers and health authorities / commencing on monday. " proposals on the care of children in Fant diseases plague Tad malaria. Will also be presented. The Campaign against . Wal. Most Likely be immediately intensified after. Next week s Confer ence but the . Plan will be More fully developed after the War when equipment and materials now required for troops will again be available. Newspaper reports on Warwick Case. ? / " ? contempt of court alleged. I -. Warwick december 3.the Mir Ater for the ? or f. M. Forde and the former minister for the mr.-. P. Spender were mentioned by Captain t. Barry defending counsel m an application Toi the District court martial to Day to Deal with certain newspaper editors publishers and. Other persons for con tempt of ? court. Or. Elson. counsel super ported the application a report on which said the president h. C. Harris would be forwarded to the convening officer Majorr gerneral A h. Stanske commander of the Queensland . Area. The defending counsel also asked that the five accused men he released from close arrest to open the president said the court would consider whether it. Had Power to do this. If it did not have the necessary Power it would consider referring an application to the convening officer or to some. Other authority. Captain Barry said the newspapers tendered to the court As exhibits contained evidence of flagrant contempt. Or. Spender according to one article said that the accused should be tried by an Independent court. The obvious inference was that the court would be White washed. Was that not calculated to have a pernicious reaction on the court ? there was also an alleged statement by or. Forde that a Prima Facie Case had been established. Fri Elson Green who was appear ing for staff sergeant Cardigan asked the court to move in the High Couri for the committal to prison of the persons responsible for the statements which in the opinion of the court constituted contempt he said the court would do this if it was concerned with preserving its reputation in this Case the court had what amounted to be directions from the newspaper. ?. " the president said the Case Wotila be proceeded with next Day we thei or hot a reply to the report to of made to the convening officer had Beer received that was of course sub jct to any other direction. The presi Dent added that the submission regard ing the releasing of the accused fron close to open arrest would by referred to the convening officer if. The Cour considered it had to Power to act. erected by . Company for Federal government. Sydney. December 2. The Power alcohol plants erected for the Federal government by the colonial sugar refining co. Are. Each designed to produce 3,000,000 Gallons of alcohol. A year from 1,250,000 bushels of wheat. at a new South Wales Centre will be opened by the minister for Supply or. A a. Beas Ley on december 14. Similar distilleries have been established in Victoria South Australia and West Australia. A will operate under government supervision. The distilleries in other states will follow that in new South Wales into operation at four monthly intervals. Besides alcohol about. 6000. Tons of poultry food will be produced Annu ally As a by product. It is intended to direct alcohol manufactured into a petrol Pool where it will be used Asah improving agent. Radio transmitter brought to Australia. Canberra december 3. A radio. Transom or which brought food an supplies to australian guerrillas in timor who for 59 Days had been., Given up f or lost Hasi been brought to Australia and the minister for information or. A a. Calwell has. Arranged with the military authorities f or it to be heard in. The com Mercial radio stations War Effort ses Sion at 9.15 on sunday night be fore the set is put away for Safe keep ing.?. ,. Australia will be Able to hear the Morse code ticked off As it was first heard at a listening Post in the North Ern territory of the night of april 19. 1942. The Post picked up a spluttered Stream of. Dots and dashes that told Australia that the wholly subdued timor and the Asp. Garrison was still fighting on. Youth sentenced. Twenty years gaol. Guilty of manslaughter. Sydney december 3. Henry Beacon Secomb 16who had. Been found guilty of the Man Slaughter of mrs. Mary Pritchard 52at Wauchope was sentenced m the liminal court to Day to 20 years penal servitude. In sentence fag Secombe the judge said i. Regard him. As. A menace to the Community and More dangerous than a wild animal. He added an animal proclaims his Savage nature but Secombe concealed Bis Homicidal disposition under the cloak of Youthful normality. He was Well known to the woman from infancy and lured hereto her destruction under the Guise of giving her neighbourly assistance and brought about her death in ? circumstances of callous brutality which shocked and horrified me. The Story told by Secombe of the happen Ings shows that without cause or motive he struck Down the woman in a secluded spot with brutal blows and with callous indifference he dragged her body into a mangrove swamp and left her lying unconscious in the mud and water where sea Gareeb protest to minister for Supply increased meat ration ". Sought. ?. At a mass meeting of railway men held at Makeeba of november 28 the following Resolution was passed v., that we protest to the minister for Supply and the meat ration i for certain classes of railway men in i North Queensland be increased to 71b. Per. Week. Thesis men include Alf running men and Hunters maintenance men and Loco men generally. We desire to Point out that in this part of Queensland we Are suffering special disabilities in the Short Supply of food stuffs from South Queensland and the other states and on account of the tropical climate the difficulty of storing substitute foods in bulk. The above mentioned men who Are claiming an increased ration of meat Are subject to further disabilities in the procuring and cooking of foods. Running men who work excessively Long hours and Are absent from Home at times fori two or three Days and carry their food with them and also maintenance men who Are camped along the line at Remote and isolated places and have their goods sent to them and must Cook same themselves with primitive cooking devices Are especially in need of some Are on the. Other hand favour ably situated in being adjacent to Large supplies of. Beef and As meat. A always been our Staple item of die we ask for special consideration. We also desire to. Point rout that of account of the intense heat and dry conditions obtaining at certain times by the year Green and fresh vegetable s Are non existent ? ,. Tver a Fuges. Fixed Fob Queensland.,. Canberra. December 3. The prices commissioner professor Copland to Kjay announced that the maximum wholesale prices for swy be turnips sold in Queensland have been increased by "54 per cwt. The new maximum wholesale Price for Bris Bane Rockhampton Townsville and Cairns is 12/ per cwt., and v retail prices should be calculated on the approved Cost Olus 33 1-3 Pei cent for South Queensland or 50 per cent for North Queensland. However retail prices in any. Of the above mentioned centres must not exceed 2d per la. Professor Copland said that although the increase has been granted primarily to cover swede tur nips obtained from. Other states the new maximum prices apply to All swedes sold in Queensland. Merchants and retailers were reminded that the above prices were ceilings and that if in the Case of and trader the Cost Olus the approved Mareto was lower than the ceiling then that trader was not permitted to charge any More than such lower Price. R will not leave Galway for family mansion. London. December 1. Captain the honourable Standish Bruce o Grady who at the be of 74 succeeded his brother As ninth vis count Guiu ashore and who being � Bachelor is the last of the Guill amores declares that he will riot leave the Galway boarding House where he has lived for the past 50 years for the family mansion at rash Fredauh which stands in 400 acres. O Grady until he attended his brother s funeral on no vember 28, had not entered the family House for 30 years and he now per fers the Comfort of his Galway digs. Unless o Grady changes his mind therefore the last representative of a line containing some of the oldest arid proudest blood of Ireland will end his Days in lodgings. United nations leap in brain London decimber 2. Through. Their scientists the United nations Are As far Abed of the enemy m brain Power As the. Output of War material stated sir. Henry Dale in residentially addressing the Royal society. He said the end of the War seems no longer in doubt though we cannot Tell How Long it might be. In the countries of our great Alliance science has been devoted Reserve less in the last two years to winning the War the allies Are no longer Strain ing to take Over the Lead gained by the enemy a years of. Stealthy preparation. The Lead is rather of our it Piovet ution. Innisfail display Innisfail. December 3. Cont taking its activities in connection with fire prevention week the Innisfail fire brigade took its fire float some distance Wojyn the Johnstone River and near the Banks threw off an Inch and a Hali Jet through the Monitor on Board. The Jet went about 90 feet in the air and there was a pressure of 1501b. To the Square officer a. F. King who was in charge of the brigade s activities has been giving a Good Deal of Atten Tion to the fire float since its acquisition expressed satisfaction at the Man Ner in which the Craft had worked. In the event of the water Nivins at Innisfail Ever being put out of action the fire float will water from the River and a copious Supply win a available to ares in any part of the town. This afternoon the fire brigade gave a display of fighting Ordinary and Oil fires on similar lines to the exhibition they gave on wednesday night. To Day s activities were witnessed by a Large number of school children to whom the whole proceedings " were Roost instructive. On thursday there were display Given by the South Johnstone fix brigade and. Everything proceeded with accuracy and precision. War Economy Flaks to Transfer to offensive basis. Canberra is member 3 -. Plans far the Transfer of the australian War Economy from s defensive to an Offen in Basil. Were considered thir week in Athree Day conference Between or. Curtin and general Macarthur it we announced to night. Announcing the conference to night. Or. Curtin warned aug Ralia that a i i Long War Pacific must be sex i nested. He recalled that the leaders at the Cairo conference had pledged themselves. To oro longed operations. Necessary to defeat Japan and his discussions with general Macarthur had a particular reference to prolonged operations. It was realised that final Victory in the Pacific must await largely on events in Europe. The Cairo conference told the people dearly that. ? there was no Short Cut to Victor a. Inthe Pacific. ? Vohl agreement. Or. Curtin. Said that general Mac Arthur had expressed full agreement with the principles Laid Down by. The government recently for diversions and regrouping of the Effort necessary Tot meet the changing conditions in the Pacific War. These decisions included the release of 28,000. Servicemen for. Essential production. Var. Curtin said that the defensive stage of the War Hasben passed and the initiative has been gained from the. Enemy. The infantry front had moved from the Owen Stanley Range to the Northern part of new Guinea had become a precarious naval and air base which the japanese used at great Hazard. A ? ? delicate operation., or. Curtin referring to the regroup ing of the Effort said that there was ? no More difficult and delicate opera Tion in War than the passage of a nation from the defensive to the Offens Ive. General Macarthur s. Attitude had again been in keeping with the warm co operation and Complete that always marked a relations with the government. He. Had assured general Macarthur that the War Effort in the new sphere would be the greatest of which the nation was capable. Labourer Cim a with wilful killing. Evidence by victim s december 3. Mrs. Ellen Muller smother of the. Victim of the Lawnton shooting in evidence in the police a court to Day v Sai f that she and heard her daughter say to Arthur. Sugars 301 labourer ? that she did hot know what he going to the Home for As she did riot . To have anything to do with him. A " sugars is charged with. Having Wil fully killed Louisa Ellen Muller 17 at Lawnton on noveinber.3.mrs. Muller said that she had heard sugars say to her daughter. If i can not get you no one else on of Tobor 24 her two daughters Edie and Lulu were returning Home from the Lawnton railway " station when a it. Ness heard what appeared to be Tyfo shots from a nearby scrub. The Girt is told heir one shot went Between. Lulu s legs arid Edie said she heard a shot swish past her ear. Mrs. Muller said time later she saw sugars walking from the direction. Of the scrub. The following Day sugars came to the House and denied having fixed. Shots. Lulu told him she had seen him and that he had tried to shoot her. While she was in the paddock. I heard loud report. Mrs Muller said that on november 3 while Lulu was standing at the Back door she head a loud report and the girl fell to the floor. Witness added that when sugars handed her daughter a letter on october 25 her daughter told sugars that she would take it to the police As in that letter sugars had written. It will be death for both of she did not then inform the police because thought it would make matter s worse and also because shed not think it Safe to go out.? the hearing was adjourned until next wednesday. ? "fossils1 from Oil shafts ? v miss Crespin s collection. Y from our special representative i Canberra december 1.". Last week � descent in the Bil Shaft at lakes Entrance Victoria was made by miss Irene Crespin -a1 member of the staff of the Commonwealth Geo logical department and she has brought Back to Canberra very collection of Fossil shells. Some of them obtained from1, below a depth of 200 feet belong to the Middle Miocene period and May be anything from 30 to 60 million years old. That leaves a fair margin for error i re. The Shaft that is being put Down at lakes Entrance. Which is about .200 Miles from Melbourne is a i circular one with � diameter of 10 feet. It Isnow Down to a depth of 600 feet and is. Concreted throughout a the Shaft is sunk through Fossiliferous Limestone and miss Crespin says that some parts Are very Rich in Fosse . Beautiful specimens were obtained from the top part Down to a depth of 100 feet including Many of. The Poeten by Scallop Type. One of the largest of the fossils came from a 600 fee miss. Crespin who occupies the Post of Commonwealth palaeontologists states that the Oil horizon r that the Shaft is aiming at will note met with Abby a a depth of 1200 feet. Below that depth a Bright Green Glauconite in Sand Stone which is usually very Shelly. Will be reached and in that area it is petrol Ferous however and it will be expected to strike Oil. It Willri Oti Bek used for Bitumen and lubricating Pur-5 poses the Shaft is being concreted Linin a sections of 40 feet at a time. " -. I a. The Commonwealth and victorian governments Are collaborating in. The work which is out rider the supervision of the Mineral production. Committee. \ another. Undertaking in which the two governments Are concerned is the Oil bore drilling at Nelson near port land close to the South australian Border. This is the deepest bore yet drilled in Victoria and has now reached a depth of 5536 feet and is still in rocks ? of tertiary age. The diameter of the. Bore Core is and a half. Minute Marine fossils have been found at up depth of about 3000 land Moke women required. F ? Sydney december 3. The director of Man Power or. W. C. Wurth said to Day that ? 103 per manent and 347 auxiliary members were added to the australian women s land during october but there was still an urgent need for additional members. The total strength Tober 31 was 2167permanent Mem Bers while in addition Over 500 auxiliaries were at work on that Date. Additional members however Are required urgently for Dairy work and for fruit picking and processing it new South Wales for flax vegetable. And Dairy work in Victoria for fruit in South Australia and Queensland and for. All kinds of. Rural work ii Western Australia and Tasmania. A v v

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