D-Day, 6 June 1944, The Bakersfield Californian

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D-Day, 6 June 1944, The Bakersfield Californian - THE WEATHER •Temperature High yesterday 97 Low...
THE WEATHER •Temperature High yesterday 97 Low today .»..*. 65 Rainfall Season (Airport) *«...*•..**.* R.01 Your ago (Airport) D.fit Season (Land Company),.; fi.io Tear ago (Land Company) 11.46 rair and warm. FOR VICTORY! Buy More War Bonds, Stamps Vol. 56 TWO SECTIONS BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 1944 16 PAGES No. 266 \. Nazis on Run From Rome to Tyrrhenian Sea With Small Resistance; 2000 Surrender to British, Enemy Blows Up Tiber Bridges in Rout NAPLES, June 6. Of 1 )—Premier Pietro Badoglio dissolved his Italian Italian government today and was charged by Crown Prince Umber to with forming a new government to include political leaders in Rome, ALLIED HEADQUARTERS, NAPLES, June 6. <U.E>—The Allied Fifth Army drove the battered Germans in disorderly retreat across the Tiber river on a 17-mile front from Rome to the Tyrrhenian sea today and sent powerful armored columns columns 5 miles beyond the river under orders to destroy the fleeing enemy. Front dispatches said Nazi Field Marshal Albert Kesselring's broken Fourteenth Arjny was offering offering only the feeblest sort of rear-guard resistance as the Allied tanks and riflemen burst across the winding Tiber at n score of points north and west of Rome. At many points the enemy retreat had turned into a disorganized rout under the raking fire of Allied planes and tanks, and 2000 Nazis threw down their arms and surrendered surrendered to a fast-rolling 1 British column column that trapped them on the east bank of the river, near the sea coast. Every bridge across the Tiber below below Rome had been blown up by the fleeing Germans, but 11 of the 14 main spans inside the capital were intact and Allied troops were crossing crossing in a steady stream. Only in the northeastern outskirts of Rome did the Germans offer any determine/1 resistance. A force of enemy tanks was reported battling desperately around the Littoria airport airport in an attempt to stem the swift Allied advance long enough for the main body of Kesselring's troops to escape. By-Pass Vatican TRUSTGHARGES N LOAN FIRMS 13 CHAINS ACCUSED OF FIXING INTEREST WASHINGTON, June 6. UP)— Thirteen chains of ;sruall loan companies companies in the south and west, involving involving 40 corporations and 75 individuals, individuals, and operating more than 400 offices, were charged today with conspiracy conspiracy to violate the Sherman antitrust antitrust act by agreeing to fix interest rates. Wendell Berge, assistant attorney general in charge of the anti-trust division, said the case "represents only one phase of the general investigation investigation now being conducted by the anti-trust division into violations of the anti-trust laws in banking and credit fields. This Investigation is continuing." The indictment asserts that the defendants conspired to create "slush funds" by assessing individual units and offices owned by them and to use the funds in influencing members members of state legislatures and city councils not to interfere with the high-rate loan business. The indictment also charges that the chains employed public officials, including state legislators as agents to oppose enactments of regulatory laws in states where the high-rate small loan chains operate. Attorney General Francis Biddle announced that a federal grand jury in San Antonio, Texas, has returned an indictment charging that the defendants defendants conspired to maintain interest interest rates and charges ranging all the way from 60 per cent to 1000 per cent a year on loans of $5 to $60. The indictment charges that in a majority of loans, the interest rates and charges ranged from 120 per cent to 240 per cent a year. The defendants operate in 23 states from the Carolinas to the Pacific coast. Index to Advertisers Official sources said the Vatican had been by-passed in all Allied operations in and around the city. "With the capture of Rome, the Allied armies in Italy have brought another phase of their campaign to a most successful conclusion, a communique said. "The battle to destroy the enemy continues without without pause. Troops of the Fifth Army are now crossing the Tiber at many places and have advanced some 5 miles beyond." French troops on the Fifth Army's right flank knifed deep into the hills east of Rome, seizing the highway junction of Tivoli, 16 miles outside the capital. The French thrust threatened the line of retreat for tens of thousands of German Tenth army troops falling falling back slowly before the British Eighth Army in the mountainous country north and east of the Via Casilina. Continuous Front The Eighth and Fifth Army fronts were linked In a continuous front winding 70 miles inland from the Tyrrhenian coast, through Rome and Continued on Page Five DEN EIRE pod Liver ETH mm&m& Rotterdam Plymouth Arros Rouen Beau Cotn Rhe Oman Louenfr Mtl Cho Romilly BRtNNER LAN BoliOno ITALY INVASION ON —At L,e Havre, great French port at the mouth of the Seine river, Allied troops swarmed ashore under cover of naval fire, paratroopers and the greatest aerial cover the world has ever seen to open the long-awaited invasion. First news indicated the progress was satisfactory. Truk, Ponape, I INVA Marshalls Hit in New Raids ENEMY LOSES 20 SHIPS IN TWO DAYS, SUBS WN 16 VESSELS PEARL HARBOR, June 6. <UR> Army, navy and marine air forces, ranging over a 1000-mile front in the central Pacific, attacked Truk, Ponape, Nauru and the Marshalls in a series of seven raids Saturday, Sunday and Monday, a Pacific fleet announcement said today. By Associated Press Destruction of Japan's dwindling seapower mounted today with General General Douglas Mac Arthur's announcement announcement of sinking a destroyer and freighter—boosting the enemy's enemy's total losses to 20 ships in two days. Liberator bombers potted the Japanese destroyer off Halmahera and the freighter was bagged in New Guinea waters. Other planes from MacArthur's command left a second destroyer dead in the water. Six Japanese columns tightened around Changsha, key city on the Hankow-Canton railway in China's Hunan provinces. American invaders outflanked the Japanese defenders and cut in on Biak island's Mokmer airfield from two directions. 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Eisenhower since news that troops under command of the supreme commander «of Allied invasion forces landed in France, LONDON, June 6. <U.F)—the German DNB news agency reported tonight that Marshal Karl von Runstedt and Marshal Erwin Rommel, Nazi commanders in western western Europe, "are on the spot of the developments." STOCKHOLM, June 6. <U.P)—Reports from Denmark said today that German troops in the protectorate have been ordered on an invasion alert since early morning. SAN FRANCISCO, June 6. <^P>—The National Broadcasting Broadcasting Company said today it had not heard Tokyo radio since 11:55 a. m. (Pacific war time) but the Office of War Information said it had no indication the station was off the air. The OWI said the only station recorded, as not broadcasting was Saigon, French Indo-China. LONDON, June 6. (IIP)—.General Wilhelm Hansteen, commander-in-chief *of the Norwegian underground, broadcast an order to all organized fighting groups inside inside Norway today to "be prepared to take part in the great settlement." WASHINGTON, June 6. (/P)—Reporting the European European invasion "up to schedule," President Roosevelt announced announced today the loss of two United States destroyers and an LST (landing ship, tanks) in the first push. These covered ships reported lost "up to noon today," he told his news conference, adding: Aircraft losses were approximately approximately 1 per cent. LONDON, June 6. <U.R>—More than 640 naval guns, ranging from 4-inch to 16-inch, are bombarding the French beaches and enemy strong points in support of the Allied armies, Allied supreme headquarters announced announced today. LONDON, June 6, (IIP)—The German Transocean news agency said today that Allied paratroops were landing landing on the islands of Jersey and Guernsey, west of the Norman peninsula. LONDON, June 6. (U.P)—Casualties among Allied airborne airborne troops descending on France have been light, supreme headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Forces, announced announced today. LONDON, June 6. (UP)—The German Transocean new agency acknowledged today that the Allies had gained footholds on several islands off the coast of France LONDON, June 6. (U.R)—DNB, German news agency, acknoweldged today that Allied tanks had penetrated several kilometers between the towns of Caen and Isigny on the Normandy peninsula. LONDON, June 6. (IIP)—The German Transocean news agency said today that about 80 medium-sized Allied Allied warships were approaching the town of Oiiistreham in the estuary of the Orne river.^ LONDON, June 6. (UP)—The German Transocean news agency said today that a battle was in progres sin the English channel north of Le Havre between German naval units and Allied forces attempting to make a Yank, British, Canadian Forces Win Complete Air Control in Hour, Shore Batteries Silenced, Barges Push Into Orne, Vire River Estuaries, Tanks Cut Inland 10 Miles at Caen By VIKGIL P1NKLEY United Press War Correspondent SUPREME HEADQUARTERS, ALLIED EXPEDITIONARY FORCE, LONDON, LONDON, June 6.—American, British and Canadian invasion forces landed in northwestern northwestern France today, establishing beachheads in Normandy, and by evening had "gotten over the first five or six hurdles" in the greatest amphibious assault of all time. t Prime Minister Winston Churchill re vealed that Allied troops were fighting 1 * _ »w» , . ^ r i Jy* inside Caen, 9% miles inside northwest France, that the invasion penetrations had reached several miles in depth in some cases, and that footholds had been established on a broad front as the operation proceeded "in a thoroughly satisfactory satisfactory manner." General Dwight D. Eisenhower's supreme headquarters revealed that the Allied armies, carried and supported by 4000 ships and 11,000 planes, encountered con; siderably less resistance than had been expected in the storm- .-.I - -, R R. to Lead Prayer for Invaders PRESIDENT SUMMONS ARMY/NAVY CHIEFS FOR INVASION PARLEY By LVLE C. WILSON United Press Staff Correspondent •WASHINGTON, June «. <U.R) — Admiral Ernest J. King, commander commander of the United States fleet, said after a conference with President Roosevelt today that the invasion of Europe is "doing- all right so far." Air. Roosevelt conferred with King, General George C. Marshall, army chief of staff, and TEXT OF I'llAYKK Text of President Roosevelt's invasion prayer will be found on page 9. General H. H. Arnold, commander of the army air forces, for an hour and a half. The service commander.s and the President went over the latest information information and analyzed it. When they came out of the White House Marshall was asked, "How is the invasion going?" "I can't make any statement," the general told reporters. "You know all about it." Doing All Right however, said, "It's doing all right, so far." The President had been up much of the night, following the Allied invasion of western Kurope Continued on Page Eleven King, !• i*\, I) HAY NAMESAKE NORFOLK, Va., June ti. Dee Day Edwards was the name given today to Randolph here. to a and daughter born Alice Edwards NAVY FLIERS KILLED SAX DIEGO, June 0. <UR>— An undetermined number of naval fliers were killed and injured today when a Liberator bomber crashed and exploded at the Camp Kearney Air Base, 15 miles northeast of here, the Eleventh announced. T, aval District DEBT LIFT AI'l'ROVED WASHINGTON, June (i. The Senate today approved compromise compromise legislation raising the public debt limit from $210.000000,000 $210.000000,000 and cutting the cabaret tax from 30 to 20 per cent. The House still must approve the conference committee version before, tixe bill goes to President Roosevelt. A. F. L. BARGAINING GROUP WASHINGTON. June 6, <UR)— The International Association of Machinists, Lodge 824. A. F. L., has been selected as collective bargaining bargaining representative for production and maintenance employes of the Rheem Manufacturing Company, Richmond, ing of Adolf Hitler's vaunted west wall. Nazi Broadcasts reported Allied troops pouring ashore most of the day along a broad reach of the Norman coast and to the east, and admitted that invasion landing barges had penetrated two estuaries behind the Atlantic wall. n The apparent key to the lightness of the Nazi opposition to invasion forces opening the battle of Europe was con* tained in a disclosure that thousands of Allied planes dropped than 11,2000 tons of: ~~ — more bombs on German coastal \A/^l1"'nP fortifications in eight and a YV ALllC half hours last night and early today. As massive air fleets took over complete command of the skies over (he invasion zone, Reh'hsmurshal Hermann Cioering issued an order of the day to his air force declaring that the invasion invasion "must he fought off, even if it menus the death of the luff- wnfTe." Late in the day Prime Minister Winston Churchill, milking hiw second second statement of tho day to commons, commons, .said the invasion was proceeding- proceeding- "in u thoroughly satisfactory manner." Earlier he told commons it was going "according to plan — and what a plan." Simultaneously the German DNB News Agency reported that the invasion invasion I'ront "has been further widened." Nazis broadcasts throughout throughout the day old of the amphibious assault developing on a grand scale, with fighting as deep as in miles inland—a figure apparently extended by the last enemy report. 21-lluiir Delay Supreme headquarters revealed j late in the day that bad weather had j forced u 24-hour postponement of ! the invasion. The Allied command i gave the go-ahead order last night j despite strong northwest winds and ; Continued on Pago Two Enemy Scene at H Hour WATCHES TROOPS HIT BEACH FROM PLANE, SEES PARATROOPS LAND By RICHARD C. HOTTELETT cMemlns the Combined L*. S. Networks) LONDON, June 6. (UPJ—I watched the first landing barges hit the beach exactly on the minute minute oC H-Hour. I was in a Ninth Air Force Marauder flying at 4500 feot along Ul) miles of the invasion coast. From what I could see in these first few minutes, there was nothing nothing stopping the assault parties from getting ashore. I spent about half an hour over enemy territory. We flew over and bombed some of tho coastal fortifications but except for ^ome light flak from inland positions, and from some types firing at us. we saw no enemy gunfire. The only other sign of life in enemy territory were some white and yellow parachutes dotting the ground where our parachutists had hit. The weather was favorable to the operation. Heaviest Bomber Assault of War Precedes Landings LUX DOX. J urn- C. (UP.)—More than 1DOO K. A. K. heavy bombers struck the mightiest blow of the war ut the chain of German batteries along the northern coast of France lust night and early today just before before the Allied invasion. Ten waves of 100 or more four- engined raiders each swept across the channel starting at 11:30 p. rn. und continuing until first assault troops stormed ashore at daybreak. Many o! 1 the German gun nests were blanketed by thick cloud formations, formations, but the British bombers sent their blockbusters crashing down dead on the targets through flare rings dropped by their pathfinder pathfinder planes. Throughout the night the skies over the channel reverberated to the ceaseless beat of Allied planes and the roar of exploding bombs rolled back-to the British coast. dium bombers ranged over the network network of road and rail lines leading up to the channel forts, bombing und strafing bridges, embankments, highway junctions and other key points in the complex German communications communications system. Convoys and strings of parked enemy truck were blown sky-high, In an attempt to choke off the fiow of supplies and reinforcements to the invasion front. Returning pilots reported, however, that there was very little movement on the highways highways and rail lines throughout the night. SEEK ESCAPED CONVICT MARYSVILLE, June 6. OD , Police today were searching: for AU- niore C. Brown, 25, Los Angeles, on« of two San Quentin convict a who overpowered their guards whilp en- route to the prison from Qulncy n .J

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