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    SECTION OF THE MIGHTY ARMADA which carried General MacArthur's troops to the invasion of the Philippines. Here the ships are being loaded before assembling in a convoy to sail for their objective. ... [ILLUSTRATED]

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  3. REMNANTS OF JAP FLEET IN FULL FLIGHT

    WASHINGTON, Friday.—The Japanese capital ships which were damaged in the great naval battle in the Philippines area are in an extremely bad way, and have possibly fallen victims to persistently attacking carrier planes within recent hours, says the N.B.C. correspondent at Pearl Harbor. Naval leaders at headquarters are still receiving fragmentary reports, and are all smiles at ...

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  4. IMMEDIATE ATTENTION TO URGENT NEEDS SOUGHT

    Although members of the Devon Hospital Board are looking forward to the construction of a new building, it was stated at the monthly meeting at Latrobe yesterday that there were urgent needs which would not wait. Strong representations are to be made to the Minister for Health to have improvements ...

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  5. U.S. HAS AT LEAST 16 BATTLESHIPS IN PACIFIC

    WASHINGTON, Friday.—The Navy Department has disclosed that 23 battleships are now operating with the U.S. Fleet, at least 16 of which ...

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  6. U.S. INVASION FORCE EXTENDING BEACHHEAD ON LEYTE

    The two Allied invasion forces which landed on Leyte last week have now joined up, states yesterday's communique from Gen. MacArthur's Headquarters. Their beachhead now stretches for 40 miles along the coast from the San Juanico Strait to Dulag. Progress is also being made on Samar Island, where ...

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  7. AUSTRALIAN FIRST ASHORE IN NORMANDY

    PERTH (W.A.), Friday.—The first Britisher ashore in Normandy on D-Day was probably an Australian naval lieut., John White, ...

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  8. BOYS' HECTIC CAREER OF CRIME

    MELBOURNE, Friday.—After a career of safe-blowing following their escape from a reformatory in N.S.W., two 16-year-old ...

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  9. AMERICA HAS LOST WAR, SAYS TOKIO

    NEW YORK, Friday.—Tokio Official Radio, commenting on the naval battle in Leyte Gulf, said: "If is impossible to reveal ...

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  10. H.M.A.S. GEELONG SUNK IN COLLISION: NO CASUALTIES

    MELBOURNE, Friday.—H.M.A.S. Geelong, na Australian-built corvette, has been sunk as the result of a collision. None of ...

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  11. CRUSHED BY FALL OF STONE AT MINE

    LAUNCESTON, Friday.—After being buried under stone at the Cambria mine, near Wellborough, all night, the crushed body of ...

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  12. Grenade Explodes At Officers' School

    MELBOURNE, Friday.—When a hand grenade exploded during throwing practice at the R.A.A.F. officers and non-commissioned ...

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  13. LOAN RESPONSE INADEQUATE

    MELBOURNE, Friday.—Two thousand more subscriptions to the Second Victory Loan were lodged to-day than on any other ...

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  14. BELIEVED AUSTRALIA DAMAGED IN SURIGAO STRAIT

    PEARL HARBOR, Friday.—The Associated Press points out that H.M.A.S. Australia was presumably damaged in Surigao Strait on Tuesday ...

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  15. LITTLE RESPONSE FROM WOULD-BE U.S. SETTLERS

    CANBERRA, Friday.—The simplifying of formalities had not drawn any increased response from American servicemen wishing to settle in Australia ...

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  16. Drowning Victim Not Missed Till the Next Day

    SYDNEY, Friday.—A Victorian R.A.A.F. trainee, who was drowned when swimming across the Lane Cove River on Sunday with other members ...

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  17. U.S. ARMY CASUALTIES

    WASHINGTON, Friday.—The Secretary for War (Mr. Stimson) has disclosed that U.S. Army casualties up till October 14 totalled 403,074, comprising 78,522 ...

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  18. SYDNEY WHARF STRIKE CONTINUES

    SYDNEY, Friday.—The Sydney wharf strike continued to-day, when between 1500 and 1600 men in the Towns Bond (deep sea section) refused ...

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  19. Ministers to Visit N.Z. Next Week

    SYDNEY, Friday.—The Deputy Prime Minister (Mr. Forde) and the Minister for External Affairs (Dr. Evatt) will visit N.Z. to confer with ...

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  20. GIFTS TO LOAN

    HOBART, Friday.—Two donations of 10 to the Second Victory Loan have been received by the Treasurer (Mr. Dwyer-Gray) ...

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  21. REHABILITATION OF SERVICEMEN

    SYDNEY, Friday.—Convened by the N.S.W. Labor Council, a conference of trade unions, provincial labor councils and shop committees at the Trades ...

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  22. INCREASED PRICE FOR SEED OATS SOUGHT

    HOBART, Friday.—The Tasmanian Farmers, Stockowners and Orchardists' Association has applied to the Prices Commissioner for an increase of 1/ bushel in a ...

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  23. 40ft. Boat Missing in Port Phillip Bay

    MELBOURNE, Friday.—A military work boat which left Geelong at 10 a.m. to-day is missing in Port Phillip Bay. Anxiety is felt for the safety ...

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  24. DISPUTE AT E.Z. CO.'S RISDON WORKS

    HOBART, Friday.—A complete stoppage of zinc production as threatened at the works of the Electrolytic Zinc Co. of Australasia at ...

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  25. R.A.A.F. Personnel Return

    MELBOURNE, Friday.—Two hundred officers, N.C.O.'s and men of the R.A.A.F. who returned from the Middle East, India and Italy were met ...

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  26. NEW WATER SCHEME AT DARWIN

    Completed at an estimated cost of £250,000, a new water pumping scheme between Coward Springs and Darwin was officially opened by the G.O.C. Northern Force on ...

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  27. AMERICANS HAVE CORDIAL REGARD FOR AUSTRALIA

    SYDNEY, Friday.—A most cordial regard for Australia existed in America, and there had been individual inquiries from American soldiers as to the chancse of migrating here, the retiring Australian Minister to the U.S. (Sir Owen Dixon) said on his return to Sydney to-day. In conversations ...

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  28. BEER IN NEW GUINEA SOLD ONLY IN CANTEENS

    SYDNEY, Friday.—The sale of one bottle of beer per man in New Guinea was made in unit canteens and not on the parade grounds, the Minister ...

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  29. CENTENARY OF CHRIST CHURCH, LONGFORD

    LAUNCESTON, Friday.—An old English custom known as "clypping the churche" will be revived at Longford on Sunday as part of the centenary ...

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  30. JUDICIAL INQUIRY INTO SOLDERS' CASE

    SYDNEY, Friday.—After hearing a deputation to-day the Minister for the Army (Mr. Forde) said he would order an immediate ...

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  31. SUBMARINE ATTACKS IN AUSTRALIAN WATERS

    PORT AUGUSTA, Friday.—Details of eight attacks by enemy submarines on Allied merchant shipping in Australian waters between July, 1942, and December, 1943, were given by the Prime Minister (Mr. Curtin) to-day. These are additional to attacks already ...

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  32. Parliamentary Privilege

    HOBART, Friday.—Concern is felt in Ministerial circles at the growing tendency among members of Parliament to take advantage of Parliamentary privilege. ...

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  33. DELAYS IN COMPLETING SOLDIER PENSION CASES

    SYDNEY, Friday.—Excessive delays in completing soldier pension eases were destroying the heart and spirit of ex-soldiers and undermining ...

    Article : 107 words
  34. LATE NEWS

    BOSTON, Friday.—Rear-Admiral Hussey, Chief of the Bureau of Ordnance, said that when the Navy reached the peak of its rocket ...

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  35. PREMIER DENIES FINANCIAL INTEREST IN HOBART BRIDGE

    HOBART, Friday.—The Premier (Mr. Cosgrove) denied to-day that he had any financial interest in the Hobart Bridge. In a circular signed by a Hobart ...

    Article : 79 words
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