Eighth Army News No 143 Vol 3 March 11th 1944

4 EIGHTH ARMY NEWS GETTING ONLINE I |our hetiev Box |DERBY HORSES Mr. J. A. Dewar won the 1931 Derby with Cameronian. This year he hopes to carry off tiie premier British clas­sic with Distingue. Fred Darling, who trains Mr. Dewar’s racehorses, is expected to give Distingue his first outing in the Upper Sixpenny Stakes at Windsor in April. Win or lose Darl­ing will get aline on the me­rits of his three-year-olds. DEKE.Y WINNE& AGAIN? It* ia worth noting that Miss Dcrbtfrf Paget' won the Upper Sixpenny -Stakes last year With Styight'DSaj who went onto win thi ,Derby Miss' Paget has not yet decided what she will enter this time. There will abe big demand far— bloodstock after the war and lilt-Puke of Norfolk is leading a campaign for the imp­rovement of veterinary facilities, to ensure that our high standard is maintained. Speaking at a meeting of the Bloodstock Industry Committee he said that the Veterinary Edu­cational Trust were .hoping to raise one million pounds to en­courage new men to uptake ve-'terinary work and to improve the profession in all respects. He revealed that there are only about two thousand practising veterinary surgeons in Britain and it was desirable that this number -be doubled. «The thoroughbred horse most nearly approaches the inhuman that individual cases and diseases must receive the greatest care ind attention »said the Duke. OWNERS ENTHUSIASTIC The Bloodstock Committee has already raised about L45.000. Many racehorse owners had arranged to contribute a sum for a period of seven years and others were giving sums based on the number of horses and mares owned. The Committee hoped to secure full ¦nominations to well known sires for the 1945 season and these would be auctioned for the benefit of the fund at the September Sales. There is another Boat Race on the Thames this afternoon. Heading University are meeting Oxford University over Caversham Reach at Readme. This will bethe first meeting between the first eights of these universities. LEAGUE NORTH CUP First Round (Second matches: Aston Villa v Stoke City Barns­ ley v York City Blackburn R. v Manchester C. Bristol C. v Bath Cardiff C. v Lovell’s Ath. Coven­try C. v Derby Co. Darlington v Gateshead Everton v Blackpool Grimsby vT. Rotherham Leeds Utd. v Sheffield Utd. Leicester v Birmingham Manchester Utd. v Wrexham Newcastle Utd. V Hartlepool Utd. Oldham v Liver­pool Rochdale v Burnley Shef­field W . v Bradford. ,LEAGUE NORTH Aberaman Ath v Swansea T. Bradford C. v Halifax T. Bury v Bolton Chester v Crewe Ches­terfield v Huddersfield Lincoln v Doncaster Middlesbrough v Sun­ derland Northampton v Wolves Notts. F. v W. Bromwich A. Southport v Tranmere Walsall y Notts C LEAGUE SOUTH CUP Aldershot v Portsmouth Charl­ ton Ath. v Brighton C. Palace v Brentford Fulham v Reading Luton vT. Arsenal Q. P. Rangers y C. Orient Southampton v Chel­sea Tottenham v Millwall Wat­ ford v West Ham Utd. Representative Match FA XIv Army. Red's Show Talk BIGGER POOL OF ARTISTS The Army’s Pool of Artists has anew establishment increasing strength from 5 U to 120. As a result, several more all-Army shows are likely to come over­seas. They have two plays tour­ing Army camps in Britain at the moment—Flare Path and Men in Shadow. BARBIROLLI ON TOUR John Barbirolli, well-known British conductor is to leave Britain shortly to conduct orche­stras in Malta, Italy and the Middle East. These orchestras will include the San Carlo orchestra at Naples and the Palestine Symphony Or­chestra, composed of refugee mu­sicians from central European orchestras. RADIO TIMES General Forces Programme: Sunday, March 12 (local tims), 0500, News 0505, Programme Summary 0515, Records 0*500, News 0605, Records 0630, Re­cords 0700, News 0715, Variety Orchestra 0800, News 1101, Headlines 1102, Newsletter 1115, BBC Symphony Orchestra 1130, Service 1200, News 1215, Kay Cavendish 1230, Tommy Hand­ ley 1300, Headlines 1301, Saoied Music 1330, Brains Trust 14<H ),News 1410, Forces’ Favourites 1430, Radio Newsreel 1445, Foot­ball Results 1459, Headlines 1500, Harry BandLeader's 1530, Palestine Half-Hour 1600, News 1615, Howard Marshall 1630, Harry Fryer’s Orchestra 1700, British Forces in Malta 1730, Variety Bandbox 1815, BBC Northern Orchestra 1900, News 1915, Billy Cotton’s Band 1945, Forces' Favourites 2030, Palace of Varieties 2100, Headlines 2101, Sunday Half-Hour 21o0, Parliamentary Summary. *??Monday. March 14.—0500, News 0505, Programme Sum­mary 051f, Records: 0600, News 0605, <Verdi> Records 0630, Re­cord Roundabout: 070‘ j, News 0715, Andre Kostalanetz yreht*,-: tra 0745, Melody RO^Sft-up 0800. Headlines 1101, Headlines 1110, Service 1115, Heilo Swing- time 1200, News 1215, Parlia­mentary Summary 12S0,Shake­ speare’s «Fluellen» 1300, Head­lines 1301, BBC Scottish Oicheo>- tra 1330, Sandy Maepherson: 1400, News 1410, Talk 1415. Forces' Favourites 1430. Radio Newsreel 1445, Sports Gazette: 1459, Headlines: 1500, Forces' Favourites 1515, Radio Post: 1545, Talk 1600, News 1615, London Studio Players 1700, BBC Northern Orchestra 1730. Joe Loss Orchestra 1830, Records 1900, News 1915, Sandy Macpherson 1920, For Royal Navy 1940, Reginald King Quin­tet 2000, Boyd Neel String Or­chestra 2045, Sports Gazette 2100, Headlines 2101, Forces’ Favourites. Other Matches: Norwich C. v Norwich League Universities AU v Oxford and Cambridge. SCOTTISH SOUTH CUP Airdrieonians v Hearts Clyde v Dumbarton Falkirk v Celtic Hamilton A.v Partick Hibernian v Albicn R .Morton v Thi' i Lanark Queen's Park v St. Mir­ ren Rangers v Motherwell. SCOTTISH N.E, LEAGUE Aberdeen v Raith R. Dunfermline v Dundee Utd. East Fife v Fal­ kirk Hearts v Rangers. N IRELAND REGIONAL Belfast Celtic v Glentoran Clif- tonville v Llnfleld Distillery v Derry City. RUGBY LEAGUE CUP 'First Round (First Matches): Barrow v Keighley Oldham v Wigan Dewsbury v St. Helens lludderfield v Hull York v Bat- ley Hunslet v Halifax Leeds v Featherstone Bradford N v Wakefield Trin. RUGBY UNION Guys H. v Bedford, Rosslyn P. v Oxford and Cambridge, RNZAF v RAAF, St. Mary's v St. Thomas H., Bath v A.A., Bristol v BAG, Coventry v Welsh Gds, Newport v Newbridge, Nuneaton v St Bart's, N. Wales v Western Command, OCTU ?Wasps, Oxford U. v Gloucester Rgt, Glasgow tU, Glasgow A, Miners —The Untouchables P TED. J. Davies—I hare been a miner for eight years and pro­bably know a little more about what goes on in the mine than €Voice >and would like to at­tempt to make understood the attitude of the miners in regard to the war. During my last leave, in May of last year, I spoke with miners who were full of praise for the armed forces and practically everyone of them would have pre­ferred to be in the Army rather than left to scratch for coal. These men understand what Fascism means and will not spare any effort to smash it, therefore before striking they must have areal grievance. Miners have always been treated as the un­touchables of British industry and the bitterness built up by that attitude lingers on and that, together with the dangerous con­ditions of work, contributes much towards the present unrest in the coalfields. If «Voiee» thinks that by cnllin" these men into the forces would be punlshins them he has only to compare the appearance of the average Tommy and miner and he would see for himself who is the better off. Arab Protest PTE D. HELMAN. —As a Pale­stinian, I read with concern of the protest by Emir Abdullah against American «interference »in Pale­stine. I would like to outpoint that the Jewish demands are only in the nature of an appeal to the United Nations' sense of justice for a Home for people who have suffered so much. On the other hand, the threat of the Emir has taken the form of *regrettable consequences». it looks like the Arab States want to deprive the United States of a say In the post-war world if U.S. opinion does not coincide with that of the Arabs. Censorship Regs. SPR. W. HUNTER.S. —Do the new censorship regulations forbid the sending home of a newspaper that is British and produced enti­rely by a unit in the field ?Or should the regulations be read as applying only to those papers, periodicals etc. that are purchased in Italy t Revised British MilUury Leanar- sMp Regulations forbid the mailing of Service newspapers serving Army, District or larger formations unless those listed as approved fur mailing. These approved papers are: Eighth Army Sews, Crusader, Union Jack, Stars And Stripes (Weekly Edition), Yank. Forbidden is the mailing of «publications or news bulletins published by or serving units or formations smaller than Army» as they are not Press censored.« *sOcal Newspapers» cannot be sent, although clippings from local newspapers maybe sent if they do not indicate the location of a Unit. Such local newspapers are, of course, subject to cen­sorship. Inconsistent Rge CPL\ Y .Williams— In reply to Sgn McGill's claim to inconsis­tency in my letter, may X outpoint to him that we are living in an inconsistent period, Is it not inconsistent that the great majority of people under thirty have not yet voted? Is not the enfranchisment system altogether inconsistent? Although the pre­sent conditions are unsatisfac­tory, the constitutional method of writing to MP’s is the only way to register public opinion between elections. If done in force the progressive minds in Parliament will not fail to bring to the at­tention of the electorate, the capa cities—or incapacities— of «these men.» As a matter of interest to Sgn McGill, I have sent my letter to avery widely read British na­tional newspaper, where it should reach «the man in the street.* Discharge Suitings BDR S. LEFCOVITCH. —We have had a little debate on the enclosed cutting and photo (cutting treats of proposed issue of cloth­ing to discharged men). Here are our conclusions on what we would like to receive on discharge: 1. No austerity clothing. 2. A coat and suit, no matter what the season is, (proposal discounts issue of overcoat bet­ween April and September), in browns, navy and greys. 3. A white shirt (instead of proposed khaki), two collars to match. 4. Have a choice of shoes or boots, cap or trilby. 5. Or L5 in cash. LITTLE KNOWN UNIT A reader writes: Dear Flash, Our chum who is trying to work his ticket home, was sent to the psi-kee-atrist the other day be­cause he said he couldn't stand shellfire. The psi-kee-atrist said to him in«Come my good fellow, don’t be afraid», and our chum says,« Who’s afraid? I’ll fight anyone here »,and the psi-kee-atrist said,« I didn’t mean that. I mean you are afraid of shellfire. Come, let me play you a nice record ».So they played him a nice re­cord of battle noises and played it over and over again until our chum didn’t even know the record was playing. «Now you're cured», said the psi-kee-atrist and they sent our chum back to us but at the first shell burst, 500 yards away, he dived under the table and the ser­geant said:« I thought you'd comeback cured? »and our chum said «Ah, that’s not a gramophone re­cord. That’s the real thing again. I can’t stand the real thing ».JOE. NEWS ITEM: Eighth Army’s Queer Type's new theory that the world is a rectangle oscillating on all four corners is now being unravelled by unravelling experts and they guarantee that after six months of unravelling they will explain the theory in terms which nobody, not even Queer Type can underst­and. LOST One pair pyjamas, display, grey- striped perished, poplin, from window of officers’ shop. Return of these pyjamas (display) is ur­gently requested as without them officers’ shop is unable to de­monstrate to non-English speak­ing would-be purchasers of pyja­ mas what they don't sell and have never had. DESERT DOG That was a bit of rough stuff you palled up with last night, Mickey... lop-eared, crossed-eyed, badly in need of a bath.... I didn’t pal up with her. I wa» just running a race. Clean, healthy amusement. I seem to remember you run­ning a race with Lady up at Army once and I remember the sequel. I was NOT the father. Let it pass. I suppose because I was running a race with the Welsh Fusilier’s goat near Cairo you suspected evil lntentions- No. I thought you were ambit­ious for a small dog. How can you understand a dog's mind? How can you understand the human mind? I won’t argue. We dogs are mentally to far ahead of you. Goodnight. H.F. nwvi«in 1412321 AC A.W. Wilsou, RAF, calling his cousin, 2136686 Spr R.S. Wilson, andRE, any other Cheltenham lads. 323608 Sgu R. Seddon RA, wants civvy street pal, George (Spud). Gofforth. to know he’s had a letter from Boxer. Lt L. J.G. Dixon sends head and shoulders snap of girl in FS cap, collar and tie (probably an ATS), picked up in cinema op­posite 6 BSA, HQ, after 14.30 hours performance, 22.10.43.1678294 Gnr A. Huntington, RA, wants to contact old members of the« Repton Club.» Johnnie comes into it somewhere. Pte G. W.E. Lodge, 202 Tran­sit Camp, inquest of Gnr Horse­man, RA, who was recently in the Camp as batman. 1138156 Dvr R. Shrubsole, RA, lost a 1943 diary on January 31 last, in Indianan Div ambu­lance, oran Indian Amb Hosp or a CCS.—500 lire reward. T/252485 Dvr F. Roden wants present whereabouts of Gorden Salt believed from the Potteries. In RASC.__________________________ Psychological Warfare Branch, AFHQ, provides this newspaper with its pews service. Printed by British Military Print­ing Press, Printing and Stationery Services, C.M.F. STEVE ROBERTS Home Football Fixtures
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