Daily Mirror November 5th 1942

Thursday, November 5,1942 THE DAILY MIRROR Page 3 Baby doesn’ t permit yon to oveistay leave D'URING the past few weeks was expected from day today— the number of leaves has leave under the A.C.I. dealing been cut down. with this matter will only be Men stationed 200 to 400 miles granted after verification that from home used to get travel- the confinement has taken ling time toadded their leave, place, but this has been abolished, +with the result that a couple of ______________ ___ .days out of the seven-dav leave GERGEANT C.W. J. is 45 and are taken ud by travellirigr ^“permanent Category C.” I objected to the War Office which, he feels, ought to be about this and other leave hard- sufficient to warrant discharge, ships, but have received so far ashe has been transferred from no satisfaction—mefely evasive the King’s Own to very humble and, to, my mind, rather foolish, duties in another unit, replies.“ I’ve made repeated applica- This whole question of leave tions to the War Office, but they must be reviewed. Leave should are too red-taped to care about not abe “privilege ”at the an individual soldier.” whim of the Orderly Room. It Not so, chum. I brought,the should be, what it really is, a Serviceman’s right. I am fighting the War Officfe on this ques­tion, and will repre­sent all cases of genuine hardship because I know what it means, in terms of morale, to both the man and his loved ones. But let me sav quite frankly that I'm only the “soldier’s friend,” when he’s in the right —and overstaying leave is most certainly not right facts to their notice, with the result thatyou have now been dis­charged with effect from the date you ap piied PART II Orders at an I.T.W. of the RAF says: “No airman is permitted to walk in public arm in arm with a member of the oppo­site sex.” That seems a bit harsh to­wards airmen’s wives, but I quite seethe wisdom of the Army order, which forbids soldiers walking arm in arm in ATS as it is FOR example. Seven cor­porals o{ the RASC have public with «Titten tome about an eighth,“ unmilitary.’ who “has been sentenced to a So it is. We want an efficient year’s detention for overstaying Army— -and a smart one. leave three weeks, because a when he got home he found ^a™• iiis wife was going to have a-S> 5?¦1 S 111 a oabv.” military hospital. He .One story’s good until the Invaliding Board, is dther’s told—and on investigat- P 15> w Grade E, and ashe son ing, I find that the NCO in ou^ —wants to know question signed a draft-warning ^ow “manage for civvies, order for overseas, in which men .*our entitlement on discharge are informed clearly that Is: su|t .-caP >collar, tie, boots, absence before embarkation is Jwo Pal. rs of pants, two vests, regarded as desertion. Pays of socks and, if the He knew this at the time, and sa/*T s,*°>an overcoat, admitted it at his trial. His nJ , P °V j L<e as^ 1 allowance is sentence is normal for what isi , 16s. 5d.—which looks tome when the nation is fighting for' 0 a Pretty poor alternative, survival, avery serious offence 4-? Heip Wanted Guards man f .h.,ot the ———Irish Guards, is a similar HPEN naval gunners on S.S. case. Macharda write:“ Gan A man cannot overstay leave you help by. forgetting anus —to the disadvantage of his electric iron, so we can keep comrades, to say nothing of the our suits smart? ”danger to the nation—just be- Any offers? cause *iis wife is having a baby. Also, an RAMC unit at a So many men have taken ad- small hospital on the East Coast: vantage of the very generous “We badly need books and ten-day “baby leave ”which games for the patients.” the War Office granted when a Send ’em in. wife was being confined that it Now that the long nights are is having to be restricted. keeping the fellows in camp As so many men got “baby books are badlv needed every- Ieave”—and then had ex-it where. Send me parcels for tended because the confinement them, labelled “Books for the -Boys.” and I’ll distribute. ADVERTISERS’ ANNOUNCEMENTS LONDON AMUSEMENTS CAMBRIDGE— Evss, 5.30 (ex Mon) W, Th. Sat. 2.15.' Waltz Without End. SC ALA TH.—Chessinscton Circus Comes to Town. 11 a.m.& 3 p.m. daily. WHITEHALL -W hi. 6692. Cont. 2-9. VENUS COMES TO TOWN. CARLTON— W hi. 3711. Holiday Inn. u.,8.5 ,&WildCat. U . DOMINION—M oontide. Thea. Stranere Case of Doctor R.X ..a,&c. EMPIRE, Leic.-sq. — Wil iam Powell, Hedy Lamarr in CROSSROADS, a. GAUMONT, -Haymkt.—Noel Coward’s In Which We Serve, u. 10.50-9.30 .LEICESTER SQ. TH.— Con. fr. 12.0 .Abbott &Costello, Who Done It. u. LONDON PAV.— 10-9.40. Went the Day Well ?a. with Leslie Banks. MARBLE ARCH PAY— Noel Coward’s In Which We Serve, &c.u. 11 to 10. METROPOLE —Vic. 4673. They All Kissed the Bride, u. Jackass Man. u. NEW GALLERY (G-B>— Walt Disney s Bambi (colour), u. News. 11.15 to 10. ODEON, Leic.-sq.— DON AMECHE in THE MAGNIFICENT DOPE (U). PARAMOUNT—Great Mr. Handel, u. Tech. Bluebeard's .Eighth Wife. a. PLAZA— W hi. 8944. The Forest Ran- sjers, a. Tech. 14.35,2.35, STUDIO ONE— 12.45-10. Disney Fan­tasia.s u. Entree des Artistes, a(Fr.). WARNER—Ger. 3423. Cont. 10-9.30. J. Cagney in Yankee. Doodle Dandy, u. ADORABLE Ped-. Scottie, Sealyham, Cocker, Collie Pups (delivered). Crossbreds. — M errybark Kennels. 4. Park-rd, Kingston. 3913. Open Suns. X T AIR permanently removed from ladies’ faces with electricity. Hours 10 to 7. Sat. 5.— Miss Wood. 4. Old Oak-rd. Acton. W.3. T6I. SHE 1483. Rapid Fire C OOLAN.—At 29, you are not too old to qualify as a naval Petty Officer. Standhili.—Home Guard sub­sistence allowance is 3s. for nine hours’ duty, 4s 6d. for fifteen. Wardell.—Minimum compul­sory' allotment for an A.C.I so that wife gets State allowance is 3s. 6d. per week. Sometimes the twain do meet! In the Letter* Letter from P.G., of Bourne­mouth: D O you' think education is necessary, as you do not take it with you when you ?Indie your case the answer is no.’’ It would abe shameful waste of time and money. “Ch! Ch!!” Bow, Readers A MERCHANT SEAMAN, of Newport, wrote this about the woman who found her old coat would last another year, so sent £5 to us for the Mer­chant Seamen’s Fund:— I would like to convey came Heirloom !“Dear Boys,” writes GWEN Letter from “JOY,” of West thanks, through -ou, to the from Northampton: End, near Southampton:— kind lady who gave the £5 Onto Sunday my boy and I I think this maybe a record, the Fund. I also thank, on were fishing when ah officer My grandmother has a Christ- behalf of all mv shipmates, the up and began talking mas pudding forty-seven years many other Live Letters readers whoso often think of others before themselves. And we, on behalf of all the readers, thank th° men of the Merchant Navy—for our life. I ADVERTISER'S AN NOUN CEMENT S.D. Not S’dy PEGGY, of Dagenham, Essex, vr p™pcr'y. pefpie^e < V ..about fishing. I happened to old. My boy frrend had to break say j was an.. amatchuer," to WHY ?<2 urj ^PP°lntn^ en* night. which the young gentleman re- ^5*,1 plied, “You are only an amat- vay s.d. Does he mean Satur- eur ”How would you pro- ly • nounce the word ?Bu ttle* beinah cautious: s^is Just the same as the" y°un9 fh o r tfo "liner die" (La'tinf gentleman," sweetheart! We Means—without day. indefi- toW find a "ch”in the fi­nitely. ma' _______ Another Cupful The Editors write (in their vast wisdom) a last word on that milk -in- -the tea argu­ment: Radio Princess Wanted Customers. •..Listen: Now listen: The milk goes in \first, not only because this order :gives abetter flavour to the tea, but also because— 1. If the milk is not fresh (and 1 To save a murder in the ser- ...... _ ¦¦, geant’s mess (thereby spoil- The nights are long now. The seldom is these days) the hot i ing a good news story) we are Army’s amusement has to be tea, gradually warms uie milk .answering this from 'the East found indoors—in their huts, and will prevent it curdling. Put j Coast:— They want music. We’ve ln test, if may curdle, and thus I Has Princess Margaret ever snatfled all your snare wireless waste au the tea. spoken over the radio ?•sets. But what about gramo- 2. If you use delicate china j The answer is yes—rcith the phones? We’ve got a hundred (like we do !)boiling hot tea i Princess Elizabeth, during a or more requests for portable poured into the cold cup will children’s "programme. Quiet Corner ............................By Patience Strong LifeSaving ...Behind the gallant fighting men —Another glorious army stands. ...Men and women doctors, nurses —They ivho work, with brain and hands —To bring the wounded back to iife tot tend the sick—to help and heal —Doing a tremendous tob, with selfless and untiring ¦zeal. ..Theirs is an unending battle —waged with patience and with skill—Fighting death, disease and dirt —with gentle hand andiron will. ...Re-creating bodies broken —in the fury of the strife. Midst the chaos of destruc­tion —Mending limbs—and life.saving a M 1 X U nilVC U V U IV.--- lligib U U U auu Joyce, _ Pred.” (Slough), for Merchant Navy. gramophones. What about it V most likely crack it. If you’ve got a radio, you Noio you’ve no excuse for not' don t want the gramophone. Do making tea in the proper loay. '•And “Boo !”to those of you AFTERTHOUGHT \If you who are instill the milk last send us the gramophone, you school of drinkers. won’t want the records. So you _______ might just as toell send those —along, too !Thanks We acknowledge the follow- fit Sit H a I I contributions to various warS l l u U Q U funds and charities:— David’s Nanna asks us to give Beatty and Phyl, from a fac- thre following paragraph. The tory in the West Midlands A.S., circumstances are rather un- Biggleswade Tessa M.,B. De­ usual, owing to the blitz, and we vizes David’s Nanna (your hope it brings a reconciliation: address mislaid, please send “To Bert. Will and Doll: Your agafti) Mrs. Hemnworth, Don- father passed away on October caster Mrs. H., Walthamstow 21 after along and painful ill- Mrs. B. S.T., Wembley: ness. Let bygones be bygones Christina, Cheltenham Barbara and write home. —Elsie and and Joyce, Dagenham Anon Ism. liB When applying ‘Cherry Blossom’ brush i t well into the welts and up­pers, art-d thus prolong the life of your shoes. Supplies of this wonder­ful Polish are limited souse it sparingly. CH ISW ICK PROOUCTS I T 0
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