Where's the airman?
TO THE EDITOR
THE Cairns (Qld.) branch of the Air
Force Association is trying to trace an
Australian airman whose aircraft was shot down in north-east Italy in the early summer of 1944.
He parachuted to safety, and an Italian soldier put him in touch with the under- ground, who took him across the border into Austria or Yugoslavia.
The Italian soldier has since migrated to Australia and has bought a tobacco farm in the Dimbulah dis- trict of North Queensland.
He now wants to meet the airman.
The airman was in a plane, which attacked a bridge called Ponte di San vito Al Tagliamento, on the River Tagliamento, in the province of Udine. A town near the bridge is, I believe, called Vizignano.
He parachuted at a town called Cordovado. The Italian soldier contacted the underground, then had to hide for several days from German troops. His name is Enrico Schincariol.
The airman was a big, blond man.
A. D. RUSSELL, hon. secretary, Air Force Asso ciation, P.O. Box 90, Cairns, Qld.
They will get wet!
AS a member of the
ball Club, I would like to state my views on the new stand at the M.C.G.
The M.C.C. has demol ished a stand, which was completely covered in, and have replaced it with a stand costing over £600,000, and which was supposed to provide shelter for an additional 40,000 people - yet half of the seats in this stand will be uncovered.r
Consequently during the football season, and the finals in wet weather (which is not unusual in Melbourne) this portion will be useless. What hap pens when people have re served seats in the unpro tected portion on a wet day? Does the M.O.C. in tend to provide an Um brella Bar in the Olympic
So after the M.C.C. have spent a vast fortune on a
structure, which has taken about 2i years to build, and a lifetime to pay off, the big stand in the outer built about 20 years ago, and costing less than a third of the new one, will still be the best on the ground where shelter is concerned, because it is covered in from end to end on both
J. BASSEXT, Chapel st., St. Hilda.
Thick with rust
TTHE approach of the
Olympic Games reminds one of the sorry condition of Go vernor La Trobe's cottage at Jolimont.
. The corrugated iron roof is thick with rust, the walls dingy with grime, the garden untidy.
It is to be hoped that this historic building, which will no doubt be viewed by many visitors, ?will be painted and the garden tidied up before the Games.
B. H. BROOKES (Cam berwcll).