NEWS ITEMS FOR JUNE:
June 5th. New ration books for clothing, tea and sugar
will be issued today and tomorrow. British subjects (includes Australians) must
present an identity card, a completed CR7 form, and their old ration books.
Butter will be rationed from June 6th. Each person will be allocated half a pound a week.
More than 3,000 German and Italian prisoners-of-war are employed in
useful work in Oz, the Army announced.
Under a newly gazetted order, disposal or acquisition of new motor vehicles
without a permit is prohibited. Permits will be issued by the Director-General
of Land Transport.
The Director of Rationing announced that it was now illegal for any
school to require pupils to wear a school uniform. This order applied to all
parts of the uniform, including stockings, hats and gloves.
In Europe, 2,000 tons of bombs were dropped on Dusseldorf, continuing the
daily bombing on German cities. An indication of the record number of bombers used is given by the fact that 43 aircraft are missing. Lest
One man died and two other persons were affected by carbon monoxide fumes while they were in vehicles fitted with
producer gas units at the week-end. Remember
those devices fitted to the rear of cars, or as gas bags on top?
The Chairman of the NSW Housing Commission said that NSW had 80,000 fewer
houses than it needed.
The Department of Health said today that Australians eat too much meat.
It claimed that 4 ounces of meat per day was sufficient to keep adults in good health. No
mention was made of rationing in the future, but cynics thought that this might be the start of a softening up processs.