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Hero - Bakersfield. Mrs. Bispo asks $1000 general...
Bakersfield. Mrs. Bispo asks $1000 general damages and $685 special damages, Mr. Molatore, $40,000 general damages damages for allegedly permanent Injuries Injuries and $3300 special damages for medical expenses. Edward West and James Vlzzard are attorneys for the plaintiffs. December 15. The action, announced today by OPA, is intended to enable customers customers to determine readily the establishment's establishment's maximum prices for the more important dry cleaning and pressing services. Maximum prices must be displayed displayed on special posters. " I* • •% r C ' s *> > - * I 1 ' * ~* <'.,;- . < j- . ^ INTERVIEWED—-Corporal Harry Zuercher and Lieutenant Francis Michael of Bakerafield were interviewed by William )&*. King, Associated Associated Press war correspondent, in Italy recently. Local Heroes Interviewed at Northern Italy Front While spotlight of news dispatches has centered on the drive > Into Germany, Germany, Bakersfield heroes .are fighting fighting ove> rugged terrain with the Ninety First Division In the core of the Fifth Army drive through the mud and mountains of northern Italy, according to press dispatches from the front. Among the Bakersfield fighters, who know what frontline fighting is like, is Corporal Harry Zuercher, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Zuercher of Olive Drive, who is a regimental lineman. . Interviewed by William B. King, Associated Press war correspondent. Corporal Zuercher said: "It is always tough every day. You go out to lay wire-for the advanced'divisions and you get hell shot out of you. It's that way all the time." A few. years back Corporal Zuercher Zuercher was a Driller basketball star. Medical Officer Interviewed . Another hero from., Bakersfield who distinguished himself, also. interviewed interviewed on the front" "lines by the war • correspondent, is Second Lieutenant Lieutenant Francis Michael, the son' of Mrs. Minnie, Michael. 1914 Bank street. He had already won hla spurs as an outstanding man in the medical medical corps. Michael, before his promotion promotion to second lieutenant, was a staff sergeant In a medical detachment detachment of the Ninety-first Division. He won his commission for distinguished distinguished service in aiding wounded during combat operations on the Anzlo beachhead and the drive against Rome. Now he is In the campaign hi northern Italy, still under severe fire as he rescues the wounded. He remembers the days when the battle was on for Hill 603 in the Gothic Line. "We had two aid stations set up and they handled 148 cases," he related. related. "It was the heaviest day for us since we had been in combat. I had to cut off a man's foot that day to save his life. I'll never forget forget it." v •.•: .. ,:: • •'••-. And Second Lieutenant Michael, who used to drive a bus In Bakersfield Bakersfield and work at Kern General Hospital Hospital and who has since been to the army medical schools, la one of the heroic field medical officers who do so much all the time with the least thought ot themselves.

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  1. The Bakersfield Californian,
  2. 04 Dec 1944, Mon,
  3. Page 9

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