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Canberra Times (Newspaper) - June 3, 1944, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory National Library of Australia in memorial Ever living memory of a our beloved son and brother to j i Eric Scott r.a.f., who was killed in on-4th june 1940, during Aerial operations covering the evacuation \ of Dunkirk. Aged 20 years. For him no slow declining years Njong and weary Span. R i but death with honour going like an Aii Man and a by or. And mrs. A. C. St qty. I and family government a re Fri a Nuvi 1/j la Lull Ujj " off the t ,�.""i, t la i a � of \ a 2 2 0 a a. Nish. T i 0 officers Aii Omey gun Oral k department and ? branches. 7 7 0 welfare commit Letec . Station. Can ? Berra i. 25 0 "�23u7 4 ? 7 invested in Victory loan ,. �2000 0 .0 in hand. �397 4 Moscow Post for a. A. Alexander press relations officer _ the minister for external affairs or. Evatt last night announced the appointment of or. J. R. Alexander political correspondent at Canberra of the Herald Melbourne As press relations officer to the australian minister to the soviet Union or. J. A. Mal Neyor. Alexander has been political correspondent for the Herald for Many years and at the same time has edited who s who in Australia he to in1 his Early fifties. Or. Evattsaif3 that or. Alexander was an Able and experienced journalist who had acquired a Good know ledge of the russian language. It was expected that he would Lea a Australia to take up his appointment in the immediate future. Or. Evat also announced that it was hoped in response to Many re quests from scientific bodies in Australia that it would be possible shortly to strengthen the staff of the australian legation in Moscow by the appointment of a scientific Liaison officer. Pedestrians affected by chlorine Gas new York Friday. Leaking chlorine gis from a con Tainer on a lorry a Feci de hundreds of persons in Brooklyn yest iday afternoon and fumes descended to a subway station through a ventilator affecting passengers waiting on the platform and also in trains Caris no a suspension of traffic for about an Lour units from hospitals police and tue brigades attended to the victims some of whom had fallen clutching at their throats the scene resembled War conditions about 1000 Weie affected of whom 320 were treated at Hospital but there were no fatalities milk priority Rush Sydney chairman of the milk Board or. Watson said to Day that More than 4,000 applications for milk priorities had been lodged with the Board and it would be at. Least a week before All vendors Len in Europe is assuming a pattern that May be i a Gigantic preparatory barrage. The role of the air Force As Long distance artillery is to be seen in the raking of Distant centres of War production the concentration on lines of communication the concentration of heavy attacks on France to a depth of 100 to 150 Miles from the coast and the turning of heavy bombers on to military targets \ close to prob Lef invasion territory. These features in turn have a Dis Tinct Sorivi Larty although Bliia grander scale to the use of artillery that would ordinarily precede a land offensive. A statement by the United Secretary for War has revealed the tremendous activity behind the Allied lines. Six million americans Are now overseas in All Nattle t zone s j anti deployment of the air and service forces is practically Corn s plated. Bases Haye been established for the drives against ure enemy and shipping is ready for the movement of ground forces. The fact that during May . Services moved almost 4,000,000 tons of Anny cargo overseas tells its own Story. Meanwhile the preliminary Battle line is pushing Forward in Italy. J obviously the fall of Rome and the gaining of additional airfields in Italy from which attacks on Germany from the be intensified independently of the frontal attack from Britain Are military achieve ments intended to precede the opening land attacks from the West. Or. Stimson has declared that the period of decisive action is at hand. The actual Date is of subordinate importance to the certainty that the action when commenced will be decisive. . Sunderland congratulated in results London thursday.,. Two australian Sunderland squad Rons based in Britain Aro among those officially congratulated for work throughout March when Sunderland operated on 29 out of 31 a a. No. 10 Squadron the oldest australian air unit in Britain flew 115,000 Miles and a sister Squadron hew 94,000 Miles. An australian Beau fighter squad Ron attached to tire coastal com was also congratulated for its Excel Lent work. / australian squadrons with the coastal command have now flown 5,500,000 mil03 and sunk or damaged More than 55 enemy ships and sub marines. Repatriation of wounded soldiers claim for special allowance Sydney Friday. The state Secretary for the re turned soldiers league Zvir. J. R. Lewis made a plea to Day that wounded soldiers should receive full pay until they were Able to take part in the economic life of the country or that they should receive the per a Netly incapacitated rate of 4/16/. Or. Lewis was commenting1 on re ports that Many wounded still in hos Pital had Uzeir told that they would be discharged from the army and their service pay stopped instead they would receive pensions which might average �2/10/ a week. An army spokesman said that wounded or sick soldiers might be discharged after six months in hos Pital or on the recommendation of the army medical authorities be retained in Hospital for further treat ment As soldiers on fully Zvan other six months. This was invariably done if they were still in Hospital at the end of 12 months. Then the army had no option but to discharge them. Ship survivors amid school of Sharks. Sydney Friday. Many Sharks some 15 feet Long swam in and out of a struggling mass of survivors from a ship torpedoed recently in the Indian Ocean but did not attack said major l. Taylor in Sydney this week. He added that the vessel Sank in seven minutes. Of the 109 Allied personnel and Crew Only Thiee were lost. They were killed when a Tor Pedo struck the ship. The men were in boats and on rafts for seven Days before being picked up by Navy vessels and taken to Aden. Australia accepts place at monetary conference the acting prime minister or. Forde announced last night that Australia would be represented at the International monetary Confer ence which commences in America on july 1. To said the question of policy and other matters would be further considered by a Cabinet sub committee and would then be considered by Cabinet on june 12. No decision had Beon made As to who the representative would be. The conference he added was one of Nal importance to Australia. Septembers May be Date of referendum the principal development yesterday on the referendum for greater Commonwealth Powers was the suggestion that Satur Day september 2, has been tentatively set upon As the Date. It is understood that the prime minister s approval"of.,the Date is now being sought., it the ballot paper Foi the referendum will fee pimply framed a nip or its set Fng out the yes and no " cases a hands of tie electors shortly after the end of this month wheat distribution will be commenced a. Each Side of the Case has been limit eur to 2 000 words. The. Ballot paper contains the query do you approve of the pro posed. Law Cut tied Constitution alteration Post War reconstruction and democratic rights 1944?" two squares Are on the paper a yes Square and a no Square. Electors will Mark the paper Accord ing to their of 4,500.000 pamphlets will be posted to electors to inform their mind of the Issue. They have to be issued where an argument is advanced but there have been cases with prior re Ferenda where this pro vision has been waived. The argument for and against the Case must be in the hands of the Commonwealth electoral officer within four weeks of the referendum measure having passed both houses of parliament and tha argument must be authorised by Ai majority of those who voted Foi the measure and by a majority of those who 1 voted against win the parliament. N0 publication of Chicago Tribune in Australia paper quota refused Melbourne Imlay the publication of a tabloid edition of colonel Mccormick s Chicago Tribune in Australia for circulation amongst american forces an the South West Pacific has been refused no reason being Given. This was announced to Day by the minister for customs senator Kean who controls the newsprint quota. According to reports the agents for colonel Mccormick have been in Australia for some time and had approached Many journalists for positions on the paper. It is said that fabulous salaries were offered As an inducement to Hange Over from australian i manpower Appeal High court reserves judgment s ii. Mel Urne a Friday the High court today reserved judgment on the Validity of the Man Power regulations which purport to authorise the direction of civilians to private Enterprise. The Commonwealth is appealing against a decision of the new South Wales full court that the regulation be invalid. Or. The possible for the legislature to define clearly in Advance the extern or Man Power control that would be used for the defence of Australia. It might not be possible to release a person to do something directly connected Vith defence without providing a substitute. Varra. A in. P. Phillip Junior counsel for , said it was in big Battle raging in Jass area London Friday. Referring to the soviet counter attack North of Jassy reuters., Cor respondent said that russian Artil Lery Cut great swathes in the advancing German columns. In 48 hours the enemy i lost 130 tanks and several thousand men killed or wounded. I � i the area North from Jassy is one of the most sensitive parts of the German front. The British United press. Correspondent says that the germans have extended Large scale spoiling tactics to the Vitebsk i int where tanks and infantry thrust toward a strategic Village but1 the russians broke the assault and held the Village. The Berlin High command com Munique claimed that the germans continued to attack North from Jassy in the face of stubborn russian resistance and violent counter attacks but the Moscow communique says the russians repelled tank and in Fantry attacks. V the supplementary Moscow com Munique says that in several sectors North from Jassy the russians have successfully counter attacked. According to reports from both sides big air Battles Are in Progress in the Jassy area. The German news Agency stated that 1000 planes were flown in against the russians. Rus Sian resistance. Stiffened after the German penetration. Counter attacks Are in Progress. The russians have air superiority in the Battle area. Reuters correspondent says the attacks continue with unabated fury. For the first time general von Man Stein threw in new rumanian troops owing to the heavy losses he had sustained in the p ast 4g hours. � Paris radio declared that russian attacks South East of Brody and West of Kolomoy i were repulsed. Victorian rail Cut Melbourne Friday. As the Coal position is. More serious than during the yal Lourn fire last february any Revi so of railway restrictions is unlikely for the next three or four weeks even if promises of increased supplies were fulfilled. The commissioners said to Day thai they welcomed the announcement that the additional supplies promised would be permanent. V Britain faces further Cut in butter ration a no supplies from America Sydney Friday. The Leader of the United kingdom food Mission to Australia Bankes Amery a said t3r the discharge of its obligations to the United nations. Manpower had been released from the services for Dairy arms and a whilst results had a pts to meet All requirements consider Able Relief afforded the Industry by their return. Two years Bond for bigamist Sydney Friday. Tom bairns father 48," a former radio announcer of Wool Lahra who pleaded guilty to a charge of bigamy was released on a Bond of �100 to be of Good behaviour for two years at the Quarter sessions to Day. Bairnsfather j was awarded the . M the last War and served two years with the . In this War. Eire election results London latest election figures from Eire give presi Dent de Valera an Overall majority of 14, the state of the parties being fianna fail 76, Fine Gael 30, inde Pendents 11, Farmers 9, labour 8, and National labour 4. Canberra Hospital health examination of children. The Canberra Community Hospital Board yesterday recommended to the minister Foi health senator Fraser that Stens be taken to have a medical examination of school Chil Dren in the act. With particular attention to dental treatment Eye a nose and the Chest a rays undertaken each year it was printed out thath03prtal, facilities could be used foot the purpose a 11 3a to stressing the the l for tort or of. A Jim paid that while it wag appreciated that certain Steps and been taken in dental and Eye inspection it was necessary indie Sheet to Chest Trulos that the symptoms be is contained and tilted in the Early stages the Proco Duie was no Cussary in athe,.rnteiqgts of the Chimin. I fat i m i insurances or. J. Brophy Suid that lie had noticed that insurances were being paid on the Hospital. It Wah nor the policy of the Commonwealth govern ment to take out insurance policies and since the government met 80 pet cent of Hospital expenditure he thought that the Board should seek the opinion of the Treasury on the future payment of the premiums. Or. W. P. Hurley what about the staff i. Brophy replied that the government was prepared to take the risk. It was. Decided to seek the open Len of the Treasury. I. V the minister for health adylsed., in reply to an inquiry is to whether or not the elective principle for the Board would he continued. Une was considering the Accident at work commenting in a letter, minister which stated that i c join Caples observed by government departments on Accident at work. Cases or. J. Brophy said that As the Treasury Mot the commitments of the Hospital payment my the. Hospital by Tho departments for treatment would involve a double payment. This was not practicable. Legislation provided that the responsibility was by the employer to the employee not by the employee to hospitals and the medical profession. In new South Wales provision had been Suade for payment to hospitals to ensure Rev Enue to hospitals As in the cases of private employers. Or. Muir main lamed that the hos Pital lost Revenue. While the depart ments showed a credit. If payments were made the figures of the of Spital would he greatly improved. If the provisions account of the Hospital exceeded a set figure payment was de needed by the department of the Interior but it did not pay Foi its own cases. Or. Brophy possibly that is Cor rect but it would involve double payments by the Treasury which Mei the commitments of the Hospital and the department of the Interior. Hospital ground the minister for health forwarded a letter from the minister for the Interior \vh2cn set out that the Cost to place the gardens of the Hospital in order was estimated at �2,000 and maintenance �700. The work would be included m the 1944-45 estimates but owing to the labour shortage Only a Small portion of Trio work could be put m hand. Wages increase or. Muli suggested that inc minis Ter be asked to consider ways and Means of increasing the salaries of the nursing staff to the level suggested by the finance committee and Agi eed upon by the Board. Or. Dorman said that the nurses did not have an award but Weie entitled to the increase. The suggestion was adopted. Ambulance attendants or do Mitti suggested that a at tempt be made to compensate ambulance Dii Veis and tin Dana for the conditions under which they Weie called upon to walk they Weie governed by the Public Sei Vin. Board and employed As Nemen their wages Weie lower than slate ambulance men and they did not get Over time or Hurley pointed out that the Public service Bond would not per Mit the men to be employed As fire men As Well As ambulance men they were paid As Hiemen and the ambulance was a voluntary Job " the chairman suggested that the men Lawe up the matter with the Public services braid and ask for infection risks or Brophy said that he vhf concerned about a statement by or Bryant at the Industrial braid that employees in infectious w. asked infection and would have to prove that the infection was due to then service he was confident that the onus would be in the defence to prove the complaint Aiose in another set of circumstances he advise i that All infections and injuries be immediately reported and a. Record taken House repairs permits needed Melbourne Friday. T the mini Star fowl Obi. Or. Ded Man said to Day a that " Tryc Niv build ing regulations prohibit renovations and repairs to buildings except in certain cases without a permit. He explained that permits must a obtained for renovations and repair painting decorative work. Installation of fixtures sewerage connection1, paving,.concrete,, such As swimming pools drives arid work carried out on private roads Bridges Garden Walls and fences. Previously such work could be car ried out without a permit textiles plans for civilian needs Sydney Friday. I the director of clothing or. A. I a. Davis announced to Day that the manufacture of Large supplies of civilian materials was provided for m the 19,44, production programme of Woollen -mills., to r i m i the denied press i poits it hot All Juhe big to fills would be fully engaged for the next i Ine months or More Ion production of army blankets and materials for service uniforms. Hoi sait that the Quan Tity 000,000 Yards whereas the total pre War con sumption wus approximately 30,000,000 Yards i i i i i ,. Last minute ration Rush City stores were filled to Day with customers eager to use the last of their current coupons the demand seemed to be mostly for Low rating goods such As ties socks and Stock Ings. Lost ration books Are again pro Viding a problem. For the past few weeks the rationing commission has Boen inundated by persons who have apparently been making do without ration books. New building Era australian architects plan the Council for scientific and Industrial research is considering a Extension of its activities by the set Ting up of a structural Branch to tide take research in the design Tho War. The main Fields will be a developmental construction work of a National character b a Large scale housing programme c the conversion of existing industries and the servicing of the construction of Public works d full scale repair and renovation of existing buildings and c a programme of social ser vice buildings including schools and hospitals. These arc Mattera of the very first importance the report states and must be Well in hand before the heavy demand for replacement of obsolescent buildings and for the More ambitious types of commercial and Public buildings can be met. Research should be carried out on the production of a unit system of construction which could to suitable for adoption in a he structural fabric of House units.". Cane harvesting labour shortage serious Melbourne Friday. Latest reports confirm the opinion that the manpower shortage for the Cane Harvest is greater than at first stated by even the most pessimistic said the Geneal Secretary of the Cane cutters1 Council or. Muir to Day. The position at Mulgrave was that 194 men had signed on out of 264 required for Only 70 per cent of the crushing Rato and amongst these were a substantial number of a orig inies inexperienced and very old men. In other areas most of the Fig ures had been adjusted because of similar experiences Fri Muir said it was hoped that some Relief would result from the proposed temporary release of 500 voluntary Cane. Cutters from the army. He doubted very much if the authorities would find Many Moro Cane cutters in the . Australia first inquiry Sydney i Friday. the detention under the ,

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