LATEST PROGRAMME Full Flood Of Releases By September N.Z.P.A. and British Wireless Rec. noon. CANBERRA, this day. Releases frcm the A.I.F. will reach their full flood in September, it is officially stated. It is hoped to release 20,000 men in September and then to maintain that rate for at least six months. By March, 1946, the programme of special releases should be completed. Army leaders believe that 120,000 fighting troops and 40,000 lines of communication troops will be cut of the Army by next April, and that 15,000 men will be discharged from the R.A.A.F.
Men who are being specially released for the housing programme do not come in any of these categories, but are in a class of their own to be released as soon as possible. Other industries to be specially catered fcr are primary production, to which it is hoped at least 30,000 men will go before next March.
None of the men released under the latest scheme will come under manpower direction. They will be allowed to undertake any jobs they desire. It is expected that all police constables now in the armed forces will be released at once.
Financial experts point cut that the immediate savings by these discharges will be at least £35,000.000 up till February of next year, and might reduce the war Budget of the nation by £100,000,000 by September, 1946.
STATUS OF TANGIER
Paris Conference Resumes For Three Days LATER TALKS WITH RUSSIA Rec. 1.30 p.m. LONDON, July 29. Members of the French Foreign Office have confirmed that the Paris conference on the status of Tangier, which was postponed from July, is to resume on August 3. British, American and French delegates will continue their talks for three days, as was originally planned before Russia made known her desire to participate. They will discuss the definition of its regime on the basis of its pre-war status quo, and also a programme for an international plenipotentiary conference, which will discuss Tangier's new status in accordance with the world's changed conditions and the new balance of power.
Russia will join the conference on August 6. French official circles expect Spain to be invited to the conference.
The Associated Press correspondent in Tangier says that the Spanish censor has banned the American film "Watch On The Rhine" on the ground that it was anti-Fascist.
FIRE ON LINER New Zealand Passengers Await Another Ship RIMUTAKA TO BE DOCKED Rec. noon. LONDON, July 29. An outbreak of fire in a fan room, which affected the ship's ventilation, caused the liner Rimutaka to return to Liverpool and land her passengers a few hours after she had sailed for New Zealand. The fire was quickly extinguished but the Rimutaka is going into dock for repairs, and the passengers are awaiting another ship. LADY ASOUTTFTS DEATH LONDON, July 29. The Countess of Oxford and Asquith, widow of the late Lord Asquith, Liberal leader and Prime Minister of Britain, died at her London home yesterday at the age of Bt. She had been ill for several .weeks.
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DISPERSING A.I.F., Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 178, 30 July 1945
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