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Canberra Times (Newspaper) - August 10, 1937, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Naval escort for shipping Mediterranean unsafe attacks by insurgent planes London sunday. In View of attacks by aircraft on several vessels in thelast few Days All steamers leaving algerian ports will be escorted either by let is is Salamanca deny that planes which participated in attacks belonged to nationalist forces. They state that not a surge it machines have Ever flown Over the area indicated. " the plane was identified Howeye by a dutch Noni Terven Tion observer As a rebel machine. It is reported that an unnamed greek Steamer was attacked at al most the same spot As the British Corporal by a plane bearing the same markings. It dropped two bombs but did not score a hit. The dutch non intervention Obser ver or. Bruin who was injured when the italian Steamer Mongioi was bombed alleges that it was a rebel Thiee engined seaplane which attacked the ship. He states that the second bomb dropped close to the Hull and lifted the vessel like a Cork buckled its plates twisted the rails made a Hole in the Hull and wrecked the lifeboats. The wireless was also smashed the engine room floor torn up and the engine wrenched from its bed. Splinters fell on the decks and in the Cabins. The Mongioi will remain at al Giers for repairs but the body of Cap Tain Solari who was fatally injured will be sent to Italy. Leipzig incident Valencia monday. The minister for defence announced that the government had received evidence from a Sailor on the War ship Leipzig that despite German allegations no attack had occurred on the Cruiser Leipzig which was the Centre of. incident recently. The Sailor whose name has been withheld declared that commanders were prepared to stage a torpedo at tack on the ship in order to be Able to accuse Spain but abandoned the idea owing to the risk. They nevertheless made the accusation against Spain although the attack did not occur. Piping japs in control troops occupy chinese Barracks piping sunday. Four thousand japanese troops in full War equipment marched into Pei Ping and occupied the main chinese Barracks in the Temple of heaven while thousands of chinese lined the streets and impassively watched the j column go by. Japanese infantry was preceded by cavalry squadrons accompanied by fifteen tanks ten heavy guns and eighty Supply lorries. Hankow Retreat Hankow sunday. The japanese evacuated their con cession hauling Down their Flag and removing defences. Chinese civil authorities took Over administration. Chinese general sees Victory ahead banking sunday. The chinese Christian general i Feng Yuh Siang in a broadcast speech predicted Victory for China. If Japan mobilises 28 divisions China is ready to mobilise 450 Mil lion people he declared. Unless japanese imperialists unconditionally return occupied Terri tory China will have no alternative but to embark on a life and death Road safety Council to Survey in . Sydney monday Road safety activities throughout new South Wales will be comprehensively undertaken by the Road safety Council of ., the draft Constitution of which was handed to the government to Day by the provisional committee. The Council will consist of not Moro than 100 members comprising representatives of 45 organisations connected with Road safety together with 44 elected members end nine vice presidents who will be the sex of Licio members. The committee will be presided Over by the minister for transport and the vice president will be the commissioner for Road transport i. Neide. Religion Madrid Recognises licences to priests reopening of churches w1li?be slow Madrid monday. The government decided to permit the practise of the Catholic religion in private for which it is granting licences to a Large number of priests enabling thousands of couples to re marry and a Large number of babies to be baptised. The reopening of churches will be slow however As Many Are now be ing used As government store houses. Liberty of worship the minister for Justice announced Jat the government was resolved to make Liberty of worship which is a constitutional principle a reality. Anti clericalism could not be pre vented in the Early stages of the civil War he said but the govern ment is now reopening churches As speedily As italian move in France Paris monday. Considerable interest is attached to the visit of the italian ambassador Signor Cerutti to the Premier m. Chautemps whom he informed of the italian government s View that an improvement of Anglo italian relations should be followed by an improvement in French and italian i nations. This indicates that Signor Musso Lini has abandoned his recent policy of seeking to separate England and France. Soldiers shot by officers echoes of panic British general s startling Book guns trained on re treating troops London sunday brigadier general Crozier a As caused a stir by the Frank disclosures in Hie now Book the men i killed. Crozier tre chantly criticises cer Tain British and a Yealy that he was obliged to shoot British troops for cowardice and indiscipline. Crozier who several years ago wrote brass hats in no Man s land describes in his Jat St boo Liow he himself shot a Young British office who was running away when he had orders to hold the line at All costs Banic spreads so a daily Coz ii dec ales. Fleeing portuguese fired on he also states that he ordered machine guns and rifles to be tra Neci on the fleeing portuguese allies and on another occasion himself shot an infuriated British Soldier for a tacit ing a French woman during the re treat. He says that other of Licurs did the Samu emptied his revolver into sol Diers who had panicked. The daily mail reviewing the Book says that Crozier is bitterly scornful of generals who when they went to the trenches fussed in and out in a tip and run. Manner and of staff Ohi cers who copied their com Crozier states that the average regular officer surpassed himself in valour in 1914, but from 1915 Onward proved on the whole an All round idiot ready to die like a hero but unable to raise and train troops quickly and to continue doing it. Praise for Monash Crozier praises the australian general the Lato sir John Mon Shadding i was prepared to sack the useless to make room for the useful. So was Monash and so were most of the Crozier told the daily mail that his shooting of a subaltern was not reported to the War office. He said that col. Graham Seton Hutchison had stated As related in the official War history that he was obliged to turn machine guns on British troops at Metcen in 1918. Inquiry May be held a War Omeo official told " the daily mail that if there were no official records of what Crozier de scribed a strict official inquiry should be held soviet Navy building order for . 35,000 ton battleship Purchase of three others Likely new York new York times states that the russian naval commission which is seeking to arrange for the construction of battleships in the United states has overcome official objections and is now negotiating for the building of a 35,000 ton battleship armed with nine 1 6-Inch guns. Preliminary negotiations opened for the Purchase of three similar ves Sels at the Cost of Between 100 and 200.million dollars. The commission is learning Ameri can methods of manufacturing guns and Armour plates and has invited american technicians to assist in establishing plants in Russia. Broadcasts state Premier refused . Announces ban Sydney monday. Although permission was refused to the Queensland Premier or. Forgan Smith to broadcast Over a National station his address at the anglican communion breakfast in Brisbane yesterday the Federal treasurer or. Casey spoke Over the National net work in Melbourne yesterday after noon. When the general manager of the australian broadcasting commission was asked to Day for the reason he replied that arrangements for or. Casey s broadcast had been made More than a month ago and the commis Sion s policy to ban speeches by politicians until after the Federal elections had been decided upon Only last week. Or. Moses added that the Leader of the Federal labour party or. Cur tin would speak Over National stations from Melbourne next sunday afternoon arrangements having been made at the same time As the speech by or Casey. Or. Smiths protest i a Brisbane monday. The Premier of Queensland or. Forgan Smith to Day charged the australian broadcasting commission with political discrimination in ban Ning his address yesterday morning while allowing the Federal treas Urci or. Casey to use the National net work yesterday afternoon. He said that examination of the re port of his address yesterday would prove that political topics were not dealt with whereas on the Otho hand or. Casey dealt with a political controversial subject namely the Imperial conference. King Carol s Kasty return Home London monday. Following the arrival of a courier from Rumania King Carol abruptly terminated his Holiday at Dalmatia and dashed to Bucharest by a destroyer and special train. A Cabinet crisis is rumoured. Elections labour s plans Council of advice at Canberra meeting this week plans for the labour election Campaign will be prepared at a meeting of the Council of advice in Canberra on thursday. The Council formed when state premiers were in can Berra for the last loan Council meeting comprises labour representatives of All states. The two most vital Points of policy to be discussed will be the introduction of a 40-hour week and the inauguration of a National insurance. In return for the support of the Industrial Wing on these two aspects of labour policy the Council of advice will seek an Assurance from the Fede ral Leader of the labour party or. Curtin that these two Points of policy will be made effective with All despatch. The National insurance scheme in View will be non contributory and it is hoped by delegates that it will Des-1 Troy the effect of any announcement regarding the adoption of a contrib j tory scheme at the conference of Commonwealth and state representatives on Friday and saturday. An attempt May be made to Force the Queensland tasmanian and we St i Ern australian governments to Intro Duce Shorter working week legislation i before the Federal general elections. Doubts expressed against the sincerity of these states on this matter however will be met with the explanation that state action is not politically practicable until the Commonwealth has taken the initiative. These three governments supported this View at the premiers Confer ence held in Adelaide a year ago and it will be claimed therefore that expressions of doubt at this stage Are completely unjustified and May be damaging to the Success of the first meeting of the Council of advice. Moneylenders 1 Loans to Public servants judge slates Sydney monday judge curlews said at the Quarter that if he had his Way he would make All Money Lent by moneylenders to Public servants irrecoverable. It was apparent he said that a great Many of debtors to Money lenders were members of the Public service and that interest rates charged were enormous. His Honor made these remarks Dur ing the trial of Rock Edmundson Spurr 35. Financier who was charged with perjury. ? the Crown alleged that Spurr had wilfully made on oath a false state ment that he had on january 28, delivered personally a duplicate of the summons to Wallace glassing on Federal Public servant at Colline Street Alexandria. The Crown allege that glassing on was at Townsville on that Day and that the first to know of thu serving of Tho summons when he found his salary had been garnished in re Spect of a promissory Noto for �16, which he had Given following Money Lent to him by Spurr. The accused was found not guilty. Ottawa treaty South african vie not shared at Canberra the Commonwealth government does not support the South african forecast that the Ottawa agreement will be abandoned because of the pending Anglo american Trade agreement. The British government gave Assurance at the Imperial conference1 that Australia would be consulted before any agreement was reached Between Britain and the United kingdom. This it is Felt gives Australia an effective preference for its products under All proof of a Britain s intention to adhere to the Empire prefer ence system is provided by the Assurance Given to or. Lyons by the1 president of the British Board of Trade that the United kingdom had no intention of departing from the principle of Imperial preference and the general policy of the Ottawa agreements. Flying boats May not Start until june delay in bases and machines Melbourne monday. 1 although the minister sir Archdale Park Hill stated last week that the Empire flying boat airmail ser vice would commence in Janu Ary it is stated in other circles that the service will not be inaugurated until next june. The reason for the delay is said to be the difficulty in the establishment of bases Between Darwin and Sydney and the organisation of meteorological service Between London and Syd Ney. It is also stated that the flying boats required for the service from Sydney to Auckland will not be ready until some time after the new year. Quadruplets stir in Suffolk two infants die London sunday. Two of the quadruplets born to mrs. I Lingwood 26, of Brandon Suffolk have died. The two remaining infants Are be ing fed on human milk brought specially from London. News of the birth of the quadruplets was pro claimed to the town of Thetford by the town crier. Oyez Oyez Oyez he cried where As in this ancient honorable town one time Saxon capital the Good wife Olive Lingwood of Brandon has been happily delivered of four goodly Chi Dren i John Clark Call All to rejoice for these fourfold blessings. God save the the father of the children
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