Union Jack, August 16th 1943

4 U N IO N JACK August 16, 1943 WEST AFRICA KEY HIGHWAY Normandie is Afloat I OKI) SWINTON, Cabinet Minister resident in West Africa, reviewing the experience of the past four years, on Friday, said that owing to Allied setbacks earlv in the war West Africa became a great strategic high­ way and the starling point of the trans-Africa air route. Y.M.C.A. in Souk el Arba I W ELL?! 1 1 1 ( < alone,» he suid,! • I I I f «we iiave now built 30 airfields. D . On the miHLary side an enor- IVERS closed 6.000 openings . . . in the hulk Of the Nor- mouf expawion of native regl- raandie before the former B^nts has been earned out by French luxury liner was ready General Giffard. Inspector- for the pumping operations General of Colonial troops, which have now succeeded in refloating her. # The West Afncan Work is going on so well that effort has meant a consider-j At the opening of the new the 83,000-ton ship, now named able amount of constructional Y M C A. in Souk El Al ba the U.S.S. 'Lafayette, can be work In the building of camps. Leader Alfred West's big worrv completely righted at her port development, railway ex was finding people to help in present position. Within six tensions and new roads» serving lea and sandwiches to ,b l Referring to rubber produc- lhe troops at night reeon*dition hie° * sh,pyard for tion to meet Allied needs! Lord T o his aid came three Ameri- Immcdiately" after lire s«ept Swinton continued : «TherS atta^ her 1 8 months -ieo the N iw set wcrc onIy 11 few plantations, so lo a 1 - b- un.t nearby. They to work to refloat the liner from the great bulk of the rubber J g * n n d ^an ^risw n lri ^ h n the mud in which She rested at came from treasure hunts by and Jane O n s ^ d . uho her Hudson River dock. natives and ihcir families, who While hundreds of men re- covered thousands of miles cf ^ y' r * thc„ ¦ siu T r 2 2 ? . 'a m im wi,d rubbCT » pp ™ c«°% rx th? divers worked in silt-laden trees.» a * water to a depth of G O feet to Thousands oi cattle were ------ ' H I rut away bulkheads, to cover be‘lng turned into dried meat; ' -------------------- and seal hundreds of portholes, he went on. and in the treriien* *T ^ 7V7 and to build new bulkhead^ dous effort that had been J D c / J IJ lU I ilC i \ t W S which divided the ship into re- mar1e he thought the results------- inlorced air - tight compart- spoke for themselves ments. They removed 8.000 tons of « There. I think, is the lest broken glass and tons of fur- of our colonial administration nishings before they began the and the account of our task of covering the openings.1 stewardship,* he concluded. Late Svort Football Starts S COTLAND'S .1943-44 football season started in earnest on Saturday with the first league matches, a fortnight ahea.d of the English season. RESULTS SCOTTISH SOUTHERN LEAGUE . Gillick and Duncanson got Rangers away to a flying start when they shared four goals against the Hibs. Celtic, who beat Clyde, also started Albion Rovers 1, Third Lanark 3 well, but could not prevent Ciyde j Celtic 2 Wallace netting bis customary Dumbarton 3. Airdrieonians 1 goal. Hamilton Acads 6. Falkirk 4 Newall, Partick Thistle's Hearts 2, Partick Thistle 3 centre forward, scored a hat- Morton 1 . Motherwell 1 trick in the ijiatch against Queens Park 1 , St Mirren 3 Hearts, and other centre for- Rangers 4, Hibernian 0 wards who were in the lime-! light were Gibson Young. Jun., SCOTTISH Publicity label for Ann Sheridan gave rise to James Cagney’s wisecrack —« You and your 14- carat oomph.» signed only--14ft. week, who NORTHEASTERN.LEAGUE’ enabled Motherwell to gain a X - h .™ n valuable point, and Hamilton's ' ’ e 2 veteran Davie Wilson, who Dun&c>e United 6. Hearts 3 netted five times - East Fife 2, Raith Rovers 3 Rangers, making their debut Falkirk 0. Rangers 3 in the North-Eastern League, showed that, they intend big things by taking a 3-0 win over 1 0 f Falkirk, and Aberdeen, after bein^ two down to Dunferm -1™ ™ """™ ""™ " half-time. seven goals in the second half. « • • Army Beat Navy T HE Army l;>eat the Royal • ¦ Navy _ in an entertaining: •iay’s cricket at Lord s on Saturday by 176 runs. _____________________________________________________________ A READER. Sigmn. R. G. • Statute of Westminster in 1922 Whether federation comes or °oin g in first, the Army Jones, is troubled about the removed the last restriction on not, sovereign rights cannot ma;le only a moderate start M^ m m interpretaUon ol the Atlantic their legislative autonomy. mean the right to dominate a gain st the Northants fast- jm Ig » 4 * 1 H Charter and how it fits in with They have joined in the war weaker power, militarily or medium bowler Lieutenant 1 1 1 the proposals for some form of ¦ of their own choice. Their on^r economically. c - W. S. Lubbock, who took i federation in Europe after the accepted tie is allegianceto the lwo wickets for 27. but By Ralph S. Thackeray What the Charter Said By Andy Gray war. He writes Crown. E.N.S.A. is now operating in After a successful run in Sicily. Latest films have. Bone, comedian Reg Lever's arrived and arc being shown Hello Happiness visits an to troops there. An all-male Armoured Division for the party of civilian troubadours week. Featured in this bright stance. H i standing by awaiting trans- show are Bonny and Carol port to go to Sicily and other Downs, conjurer Rex Rashley: parties are being arranged. the Four Smart Girls and One of the points of the Charter was that each State after the war should retain its tJUt IK ( s Lieutenant Maurice Leyland and Lance-corporal L*“ s:ie complete sovereignty— 1 cannot remember the exact wording, hut I am sure that la the aub- M R. L. S. AMERY, the giving reality to the Charter March Of Liberation T HE "progress which has Compton improved matters by already been made towards lading the score to 06 before- Compton went. Leyland Lit a characteristic- 58 during tills partnership, and Bob ^SpeTTnTeHaining in Tunis area, is due in Constan­ tine soon where A.R.C. Pro­ gramme Director Ben Stoddard hcpes to stage big open-air show for Allied Forces. * • * * Tonight is opening night in three Tunisian towns. At Soussc, the Germaine Sablon party open a short E.N.S.A. season. This popular Anglo- French unit has come direct from the U.K. Madame Sablon. After much deliberation, my suggestion to E.N.S.A. to run troops’ matinees at the Colisee Cinema, Constantine, has borne fruit. Matinees on Wednesdays and Saturdays at sovereignty with the expressed Y > 1 1 1ft HL memoers that some kind of federation, a- least m Europe, U essential to permanent peace ? As I see tt, federation or sor-\ added erelgnty Is the choice between OUR new world and THEIR former world—permanent peace or another war that our children rnnst fight. Secretary for India, bt- was emphasised by President lieves that we have discoverediRoosevelt in a message on ihe _ _____ How doe* the Govern men t in our freely co-opcradng second anniversary of H^!althou^fT the next reconcile the idea ol compieu c;omaionv\ constitn ^WenvTc',det"rmlned th a ? 7 ^ n ^ ^ n n y ^ ^ t ^ l n New Zen- nail gain total victory over lander Lieutenant C. H.. our enemies, and we recognise Dempster- -and Serjeant that our enemies are not only Maurice Nichols, the Essex Germany Italy anil Jupwn, left-hander, got. together to- ^ all.2EE: Xwrm s ?f oppr^s- knock up 149 in 85 minutes, sion. Intolerance. Insecurity Thi pn^ihleri .nm im iPr fr» rir- amt injustice wiiich impede V enaDiea ^uerapsier »> o ae- the forward march of dvUis- dare at J05 for 4 at‘ .on. .uupiK oi immense opefulness for the whole world. In the speech which we reported the other dav he 1400 hours will give troops . . who have to leave town t h e l tlir d I OlTlt ^ forc the evening showing at -v* HE third point of the Allan- 1900 hours a chance to see | Uc charter said that- the the. weekly E.N.S.A. him. parties to the declaration If the matinees are a success. famous French artiste, escaped it is hoped to extend them for from Nazi-occupied France to the w r hole week. Britain, where she has ^ been E N S A fllra8f previously} entertatoing FlWB French ^ow n from Monday to Friday * arooP8' ^ only, will now be on view * * * Saturday ’ and Sunday at 1900 I ji Bizerta area, Sjt. Georye hours as well at the Colisee. j Clark’s snappy « Stars in Respect the right of all The evolution in Europe, the Far East and South America of free Commonwealths c9mparable Jn scale and importance with the British Empire, the Uni tea States and the Soviet Union seems to me to offer the most promising line of development towards a better ordered world that we can hope for In the near future. Nobody, I am sure, would All peoples should be lu a position to choose their own! form of government. When | the Atlantic C haster was first signed there were those *ho declared that it was impos­ sible of achievement, yet to- peoples to choose the form of wish to imply that the formal government under which they federations of the United States Will live; and they wish to sec and the Soviet Union (with r S n t T «n r M a D t i i , thc*r verV different political I who have been forcibly de- fn..A i • a * i .— . . , . * prived of them, fedei at ion of the British Battledress> unit opens with its usual barrage of wit from comedians Joe Stein and Buddy Forbes, snappy tap dancing Forbes Brothers, and hot pianist Kenny Morris. * * * At the Tunis Garrison Theatre, an Armoured Division's R.A.S.C. concert party presents twice daily at 1500 and 1730 hours an up-to-date revue en­ titled Here We Go. featuring George Mason anrd His Band. * * * At the Colisee Cinema, Tunis, at 1400 and 1630 hrs., •w ay vuttee~amrliis Orches­ tra support dancing Ann Miller in «Time Out for Rhythm,> a lavish musical. Now there is nothing inhcr- £ S E “ rtS; entlv contradictorv bptwpwi « Suren, that S some higher discipline must >ovcrci^n ligiits nn.i s<lt- ^ 1 1 do tlip oxcrrisc of sovpr^i^n 1 HEAR: Sapper John • government.^ on the one handu ^hte .............. '/s Bowling, whom I suggested and federation on the other. should be an official enter­ tainment organiser, now attached to Constantine E.N.S.A. for a month . . . Major Lance Fairfax, the singer, is at E.N.S.A. H.Q., Algiers, to give them benefit of Middle East amusement organising experience . . . two ot~ Constantine's A.R.C. girl Formal federation does. 1 agree, limit I he_title of the individual Slate, to do wh.it it likes outside its borders, but it is a limitation under­ taken *fOr the benefit of all— the kind of limitation that makes all the difference between licence and libertv. rights. Centuries of history lie be­ hind the evolution of the British Empire, and what Europe and the world will need after the war will be a system that can be put into practice within reasonable time. Dempster scored a fine 11L not out, including 11 fours, and Nichols contributed W 5 not out. -s :J < The Navy made a " gallant tion iharch on, the right of wickets befoie the tea. intci- self-determination is becom. j val. but part lrom an admir­ ing once more a living reality.I able display by Paymaster* Lieutenant R. B. A. Smithy who scored 68. the remainder collapsed. The last live wickets only produced fifteen runs. Cap- . tain I. A. R. Peebles collected five wickets for —three of them for a mere four runs. Self-government is guaran- r , . , . The British Empire is the teed under the Atlantic Charter. entertainers have left to do cja$ tsjc example of informal but if a country chooses once bigger things m m . energetic federation, where th e niore to elect an aggressive Peggy Steers, who helped to Domjnions are equaj in status government of the Fascist type put on many shows at the and frecW assoclated as mem- there must obviously be inter- Munictpal Theatre, now in l>er^ of the Bn,ish Common national controls of some kind Oran with a Showmobtle unit weaUh 0{ Nations. The to Prevent or suppress a new . . . Esther Freeman, w e ll-_________________________________outbreak of violence. known songstr&s in mid- ______ . Algeria, goes to Tiniis . . . ' JANE ' 1 5 o f lhr post-war international problem. RADIO HIGHLIGHTS B.JB.C. on 25, 31 or 42 metres; A.L.F. on 2 8 (> metres; E.X.S.A. - spon­ sored marked *. T O D A Y, Monday, August 16, from B.B.C.— J800, Out of the Ditty Box: 1900, B.B.C. Sym­ phony Orchestra; £030. Forces Favourites; 2115, Kentucky Minstrels. From A.E.F. — 1215, R.A.F. Orchestra; 1545, Master singers; 1800, Moods for Music; 2115, Kay Kyser Show; 2145, ?Henry Hall. TOMORROW. Tuesday. August ^7, from B.B.C.— 1800, Date with the Desert; 1835. East Sur­ rey Regimental Band; 2010. John Hilton; 2101. Happidrome. From A.E.F. — 1215. * Reginald Dixon; 1530 Sammy Kaye Band; 1915, ¦•Think of a Number; 1930. Bob Hope; 2^15, Bing Crosby; 2200. Arthur Young's Song of Democ­ racy played by 80 Army musicians. , - NOTE: The end of British Double Summer Time on Saturday night docs not affect the tim­ ing of these programmes as received here. They are based on G.M.T., and North African time is still two hours ahead. Equally exciting play was; witnessed in a match at Hove in which Sussex beat South- Eastern Command by 35 runs after a fluctuating game. They were 63 for 1, but all out for 166. Sussex bowler Reggie Perks played havoc with the Army team, however, and they were out for 131. S M A L L E S T ALIV ~ ~ H O N O U R E D K ^ L T H O U G H she is « Daily Mirror » Copyright. the smallest • of the Unitid Nations. Luxembourg's resist­ ance to Nazi domination has been full sizc.» Frank Walker. U.S. Postmaster-General, said In Washington last week, when a tiew five-tent stamp was Issued In honour of the small duchy. < «W e Americans art- proud to recognise with this stamp a great little nation, which shares in this war against domination and which will share in the liberation and peace to come,» Mr. Walker said. A stamp honouring the Netherlands will be issued on- August 26. as the fifth in the series Poland. Czechoslovakia and Norway were previously honoured.
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