Sunday Pictorial September 6th 1942

Sept em b ere, 1942. JUTS TAD T F 1 C T U K I A 1 Page 3 SheWed. H i Pals Geraldine's Cable... MRS. Geraldine Tobler will be sending a cable today to her Australian soldier husband, Victor. I t is exactly two years since they met. They married at two hoars' notice four days later, and were parted the same night. They have not seen each other since.“ I had gone to meet another Australian.” Geraldine told the Sunday Pictorial "While I Was waiting Victor came up tome and said ‘Are vou Geral­dine ?*“His pal, whom I was sup­posed to be meeting, couldn’t up,turn so he had come in­stead.” Geraldine showed him the sights of London. Four morn­ings later he called for her in a 'taxi. “Come on. Let’s get married,” he said. They bought a special licence and were married in the after­noon. That evening there’ was a raid on London. Victor and Geraldine sheltered until it was over, then wefit back to her flat in Kew. There they found a telegram recalling him im­mediately to his unit. Soon afterwards he was posted to Australia And Here She Is— Victor will have to wait weeks before he sees this anniversary picture of his wife. But that cable, “Waiting and longing for your return,” will tell him all that a long-absent husband wants to know. Vicar’s Wife Insults Our A Hies fTiHE, women of Worle, J- Weston-super-Mare, are amazed by Mrs. May, wife of their vicar. She called them together And attempted to lay down a six-point code which would result in the ostracism of American coloured troops if they ever togo the village. The women of the village have come to the angry con­clusion that this code amounts to an insult to the troops of our Ally. These (in her own words) were the rules Mrs. May laid down: 1 —If a local woman keeps a •shop and a,coloured soldier enters, she must serve him, but she must do it as quickly as possible and indicate that she does not desire him to come there again- —If she is in a cinema and •notices a coloured soldier next to her, she moves to another seat immediately. YANKS DIDN’T STAY HOME FROM JOHN WALTERS New York ,Saturday. DESPITE Government pleas that Americans stay at home for their Labour Day Bank Holiday Monday, all forms of transportation were taxed today by millions of travelling holidaymakers. Mob scenes at New York stations resembled those in London when Britons ignored the “Stay at Home ”Bank Holiday request. While New Yorkers poured out of the city to the seaside and mountains, it is estimated that a million others poured in until all the hotels were full. 3 —If she is walking on the •pavement and a coloured soldier is coming towards her, she crosses to the other pave­ment. —If she is in a shop and a • coloured soldier enters, she leaves as soon as she has made her purchase or before that if she is in a queue. '—White women, of course, •must have no social re­lationship with coloured troops. —On ¦now account must• coloured troops be invited into the homes of white women. Mrs. Mav forbade her hearers to mention her “talk ”to the newspapers. But they were so astonished that th»p told their husbands. “Disgusted ”One of the husbands, a local councillor, is preparing a full statement to be sent to the Ministry of Information. He said: “If the woman is talking like this in the name of the Church, I should be in­terested to know what her husband's bishop thinks of it.” Mrs. May’s reason for not making her code public, she said, was that “it might hurt the coloured troops if they heard of it.” Feeling is so high in the MORE GUNS Output of Russian guns, mor­tars, infantry arms and ammu­nition was .greater .in'"August than in July, says Pravda. NOT SO HOT August was a tantalising month of promised heat­waves that never material­ ised, and promised rain that came in showers, and rolled away again. It was a quick-change month from, summer clothes to mackin­toshes. Although the month came with‘in &sudden rise of temperature to 82 degrees in the shade, heat varied very' little from ’normal. P.S.—Sorry we couldn’t tell you this before. Censor would not let us. district that it is more likely to hurt Mrs. May. A local woman who attended meeting told the Sunday Pic­torial last n ig ht:“ I was dis­gusted, and so were most of the women there. We have no in­tention of agreeing to her de­cree. *Any coloured soldier who reads this may rest assured that there is no colour bar in this country and that he is as wel­come as any other Allied soldier. He will find that the vast majority of people here have nothing but repugnance for the narrow-minded, uninformed pre­judices expressed by the vicar’s wife. There is—and rMl be—no persecution of coloured people in Britain. JAPS’ GUINEA THRUST HELD Austral ian troops are upholding the Japanese thrust in the vital Kokoda area, which guards the passkey leading through the Owen Stanley Range to Port Moresby, main Allied stronghold in New Guinea. The situation in the jungles around Kokoda, which is sixty miles north of Port Moresby, remains unchanged, said yes­terday’s communique from General MacArthur’s head­quarters. At Milne Bay, in the south­eastern tip of New Guinea, Aus­tralians are still mopping-up remnants of Japanese landing forces holding out in the jungles. An American destroyer and an auxiliary transport have been sunk by the enemy in the Pacific. A Japanese cruiser has been bojnbed south-west of New Guinea. The attack was made by an Allied medium bomber- unit. Escaped Convict Caught ONE of the two convicts who escaped from Dartmoor on Friday was caught last night, four miles from the spot where he vanished from a work­ing party. The recaptured man in Frank Cook, 30, who comes from Lancashire. His companion, James Cunningham. 29, a native of Eire, was still at large when darkness fell. Military patrols who had been assisting the police since dawn telephoned that they had seen a man answering the des­cription of Cook. Sergeant Redwood, of Tavis­ tock Police, and another officer went out and found Cook, still partly dressed in prison clothes. Cook said he was “fed up ”and regarded his chances of escape as hopeless. He was taken back to the prison. Earlier, a man wearing grey prison clothes called at a cot­tage at Mary Tavy, four miles from Tavistock, andr asked for food. The cottager at once told the police, and the hunt was in­tensified in the area. ROUNDUP Police called to a house In Willesden, N.W. yesterday, found a man detained by the occupier. Before they left the road, chc police found three more men, wearing painter’s overalls. One was in a coal cellar, another on a potato patch. All four were taken to the police station. HEAD ACHE &NEURALGIA THE 7* PHYSICIANS REMEDY ¦Sold everywhere in tablet or powder form 1/3 and 3/0. Single dose 2d. DRASTIC BUS AND RAIL YOU won’t be able to make pleasure trips to the next town busby after September 29. And you won’t be able to get a “cheap day ”or “market day” rail ticket. Drastic new travel cuts are announced by the Ministry of Transport this morning with the object of making us a nation of stay-at-homes. Britain must save fuel and—most important of all—RUBBER. All long-distance buses—including the whole of the great London and Home Counties Green Line service—will go off the roads on September New Gun Duel in Belfast “SUNDAY PICT O RIAL” REPORTER B elf a st, Saturday. ANOTHER gun battle was fought in Belfast today be­tween men of the I.R.A. and police. It began wlffen a boy of 16 opened fire on a police patrol in Sultan-street, near the scene of th£ shooting on Friday night. People in the streets scattered as police took up the gunmen’s challenge. .,When the men made 00 upside streets the polioe gave chase and captured the boy of 16. who was wounded. The boy was operated on, and last night his condition was said to be satisfactory. Later, two other men were detained when a small arsenal was raided in Distillery-street. It contained bombs, revolvers and ammunition. The authorities, with the ap­proval of London, are no longer treating I.R.A. gunmen as ordi­nary criminals. In recent clashes- the' police have unhesi­tatingly used their guns when necessary. Capture of the big. ready-Tor- disposal arms dump at a farm outside Belfast, coupled with the raids from across the border and the attacks on the police iit Belfast, has led to the belief that the I.R.A. were about to attempt to stage arising similar to the rebellion of 1916 in Dublin. 29. Railway restrictions begin on October 5. Here they are:— Prom October to March, in­clusive, parents visiting evacu­ated children will obtain only three cheap fare vouchers in­stead of six Two free or assisted Journeys home only for evacuated or transferred Civil Servants Two free travel warrants for seven days’ leave in the Army and RAP during the winter. No concession fares for forty-eight hour leave for distances of over fifty miles Free travel by Civil Defence members restricted. Difficulties in areas where the ous services are “axed ”will be met by the creation of “feeder ’’bus services to take people to stations No Permits Military traffic grows in volume with the arrival of every fresh convoy of trans­ports across the Atlantic. Thousands of “specials ’’are run every month, sometimes bringing newly-arrived troops to their destinations and some­times carrying our own troops to ports of embarkation. Many additional trains will also be required next winter for the movement of freight. The Ministry has considered —but rejected —the introduc­tion of travel permits. SAVE RUBBER, OR— If you throw one piece of rubber into a dustbin or destroy it, after tomorrow, you maybe fined £500 or sent to prison for two years. The Ministry of Supply announced the new regulation yesterday Yesterday this charm­ing bride walked out of St. Mark’s, Norh Audley-street, on the arm of her husband Group Captain Walker, D.S.O., D.F.C. It was the second time within two years she has wedded, and in both cases heroes of the RAF. Her first husband was Squadron-leader Peter Will- cox, D.F.C., Mrs. Willcox at that time was a WAAF. She left the Service heron mar-'riage but rejoined after her husband was killed in a raid over Cologne. She had been married less than a year. Now after twelvemonths’ widowhood she and Group Captain Walker, a friend of her first husband, have wedded. We wish them every happiness.
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