The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on August 24, 1944 · Page 2
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In which the \axis \\<M-e said to have Mill'crcd casna 11 ies. Allied headquarters disclosed that "indiscriminately aimed encmV shells fell in most of thn central and southern porlions" ol l-'loi eiicc yesterday. The extent of damage and casualties was no announced. 'lermali losses in a brisk battle lor .\letaiiro on the Adriatic front were liinh. with SO dead found in from of a .single Polish regiment. Tin' I'olcs in tills sector have taken neaily Still prisoner!* In in days. When Royal Families get together To ialk of life or war or weather, To keep their talk from going stale They keep supplied with REGAL PALE tt<J\i. AMUER. BCP'.TNC CO SAN FRV*OKO CALIW1A Balkan Nations Revolt Axis Rule r'ontlnund From Page One said it had "confirmed" that Michael appealed to the Rumanian army to cease fighting against the Soviets, but Moscow dispatches reported the I battle still was continuing in northern JIumania. A c|!S broadcast from Bern quoted Swiss reports that the Rumanians were fighting German units In the Black sea port of Constanta and fighting Hungarian forces on the Hungarian border. Most of Rumania was said to be firmly in Rumanian hands. (BBC said the London Times reported that Bulgaria has asked the British Ambassador in Ankara for Allied armistice conditions.) A Rumanian home broadcast heard by BBC disclosed that the military commander in Bucharest had issued a decree forbidding all public asseinbly and ordering an s p. m. t<i ii a. m. curfew in the capital. Both soldiers and civilians will be riM(iiired to hold a special permit to circulate after curfew, the decree said. All street cars and public vehicles were ordered to cease service at s p. m. infringements of the curfew will be punished by imprisonment up to four years. .Michael ordered a general mohill- /.aI ion of all armed forces to march i "at the side of the Allied armies." .._ Bumper Fig Crop Is | Unanticipated Now FIMOSXO. Aug. L'4. (UR> —A I'.i44 marketable fig crup of about 24.1100 • tuns, a ilmp of "0 per cent from last j year's bumper harvest, was forecast today by Harold Hyde, manager of 111.- Califiirnia Pis Institute. Hyde explained that, this year's ] crup would be more nearly normal I ban last, and that cooler weather had retarded the figs' proper develop: nu'in. There was even some frost damage in the Merced area, he pointed out. Yanks Push 68 Miles to « Swiss Frontier, Report Says I 2 Local Authorities to Decide V-Day Drinking SAI'UAMICNTI), Aug. '-'-I. (Jfl— The state board of ei|Uali/.ation today agreed with State Liquor Ad- u.inistrator George M. Stout that the closing of the burs on Y-l)ay should be left up to local authorities. It adopted a report by Stout which .said in part: "Should a police chief, a sheriff, or a district attorney make a request to "close." due to the possibility of local* conditions getting beyond control because of rioting or other serious disorder, each establishment should acceed immediately, whether it be a department store, a grocery, hotel, tavern, restaurant, or any other place. 1 ' Continued Fr Allied forces also were moving In on Paris, which a premature French announcement yesterday said had been liberated by French patriot forces, in response to an urgent appeal/ for belli from Maquis and armed civilians battling the Nazi garrison in the streets of the caiptal. Northwest of Paris, two American columns struck down the south bank of the Seine against feeble enemy opposition, and advanced as much as miles to within less than 40 miles of Le Havre. (me column captured Conches and hinged on 'JS'-j miles to the north- cast to capture Kllieuf. where thousands of Germans and huge masses of enemy equipment had been reported jammed along the Seine river bank, trying to cross in small boats and improvised rafts. Le Neuborg, I',', miles north of Conches, also was taken in the American drive. . The second column seized Kvreux after a •JS-mlle dash from Dreux and went on I'J'.j miles to take Louviers on Ihe Seine. The whirlwind drive to Elbcuf narrowed to a bare -"> miles or less the last corridor of escape for some 93,- IMIII beaten Germans fleeing eastward before the First Canadian and Second British armies and units of Bradley's American First Army. Rouen, the only main railway center on the Seine still open to the enemy lay S'i miles ahead of the Yanks at Elbeuf, and front dispatches indicated the Americans were closing rapidly on that historic com Page One city where Jeanne D'Arc died at the stake. A spokesman at British Second Army Headquarters hinted strongly that an Allied move of major import was imminent and stated that strict secrecy will be imposed on military movements for the next two or three days. The spokesman predicted confidently, however, that the shattered German divisions would be unable to make a stand on the far bank of the Seine, if, Indeed, any succeed In making the crossing. Canadian troops, supported by British, Dutch and Belgian units, battled into Honfleur at the mouth of the Seine directly opposite Le Havre, while British forces on their right flank inched forward through a German screen of antitank weap- ! ons and artillery in the Llsieux j area. ! While determined enemy rear 1 guards put up a savage fight fur ! anchor positions around Lisieux, j the rest of the front farther south appeared to have collapsed. I The German pocket position yes| terday formed a huge triangle extending about -10 miles along' the Seine and about HO miles along the southern leg. By this morning the Seine leg had been cut to 25 miles or less and on the south it was reduced to about 21 miles between the Americans at Conches and a British force that pushed 5 miles northeast of Monnai on the road of Her- nav. Yanks Reach Troyes, 130 Miles From German Border Con I inued Fi and French sources of Allied amphibious operations along the bay of Biscay south of the city. There has been no official word uf any Allied sea-borne attack on that coast, however.) Two other American columns, meanwhile, .sped eastward toward the German frontier in a drive that menaced the entire line of communication between the Xaxi forces in southern and central France and their homeland. One armored force of lieutenant- General George S. Pattou's I'nitcd States Third Army was reported striking into the outskirts of the Troyes rail hub. a pivotal point on the network of railway lines funneling into Alsace-Lorraine and the Saar valley. A second tank column drove up from Orleans in a wide sweep around the southeastern suburbs of Paris, cut across the lining- river and drove eastward through -Montag'ris. (iu miles southwest of Troyes. Only feeble opposition was re- m Pa^o One ported in the path of the fast-rolling American armor and it appeared that the German grip on all eastern France had been shaken badly by the disastrous beating inflicted nn the Nazi Seventh Army in Normandy. Four powerful Allied armies were crushing in from the west and south on the 9:!,000-odd survivors of the Seventh Army, and closing swiftly on Rouen and the channel port of Le Havre. The big port yielded after a French column co-operating with American assault troops swept completely around the Etang de Berre. a big salt lake west of Marseille-, and sealed off the last escape route at Martigues, on a narrow isthmus connecting the port with the Rhone estuary- Reynolds Packard. United Press war correspondent, reported in a dispatch from Marseille that the Germans had blown up most of the port's harbor works, but estimated that the city otherwise was SO per cent intact. Nazis Flee Red Gains in Rumania Continued From I'aKe One group of German and Rumanian troops. Krnormous quantities of arms and other equipment were captured intact. Soviet military observers said the five-day-old Rumanian offensive l>y the Second and Third t'krainian armies already had atfalned such momentum the enemy had lost all hope of stemming the onslaught short of Galatl Gap, If there. General Fedor Tolbukhin's Third Ukrainian Army set the pace for the offensive yesterday with a push across Bessarabia to Sadoo, 60 miles northeast of Galatl Gap, gateway to Bucharest and Plnostl, and 170 miles from the Rumanian capital. Towns Captured The Third Army, extending its front to the Black sea, also captured Cctatea-Alba (Akkermanl, at mouth of the Unepr, 24 miles southeast of Odessa and Sarata, 34 miles southwest of Cetatea-Alba and only 40 miles above the Danue river estuary. Marshal Ivan C. Konev's First l.'krainian army, meantime, resumed its march toward Karkow, southern gateway to Germany, and seized llcliica. li.'I miles east of the stronghold, after wiping out at least two German infantry regiments. Some 4f>fl prisoners were captured. Roza, 14 miles northeast of Tarnow, an eastern outpost of Karkow, and 70 other towns and villages also were swept up in the First army's advance. Northeast of Warsaw, General Georgi Zakharov's Second White Russian Army killed 2000 Germans and knocked out 54 tanks and self- propelled guns in a fighting advance to within 8 miles of Lomzn, guarding the southern approaches to East Prussia. Other Russian forces drove to within 5 miles south of Tartu and captured 25 towns and villages in their developing thrust across southern Estonia and, farther south beat off German counterattacks southeast of Riga. 12,000,000 Driven to Axis Slavery WASHINGTON, Aug. J4. (U.D-- The Germans .and Japasese through "calculated brutality" have driven at least 12.00(1,0(10 citizens of the occupied countries into slave labor, the I'nited Nations information office reported today in urging close Allied co-operation after the war to reunite broken families. The report said there were two motives behind Ihe Axis slave labor system: To boost Axis war production and to weaken or destroy the vitality of the occupied countries so that they would be easier prey in the next war—which life Axis leaders, hope to stage if they lose this Japs Claim Finding Way for More Eggs VITAMIN GOOD FOR HENS DISCOVERED TOKYO RADIO SAYS SAN KUAXriSCO, Aug. 24. (UP) Things may look bleak on the battlefield, but the Japanese claim they have found a way to make a hen lny at least one egg every day—"without fall." Tokyo radio, recorded by United Press, San Francisco, reported: "An egg-laying vitamin has been discovered by Professor Tat- BUO KolnaiRl, after 10 years of research. This vitamin Insures a hen will lay one CRK every day without fail from any cause." A fiftieth part of a milligram of this new discovery, when given to a lion, will not fail to increase the egg-laying rate from the fiftieth day. "Moreover, an inexhaustible supply of this vitamin is obtainable, from the raw material of the insides of fish." Wilson Resigns as WPB Vice-Chief Continued From Page One mieht have on Nelson's scheduled trip to China was not immediately disclosed. I'KOKNTY OK NELSON'S CHINA TRIP KMPHASI/KI) WASHINGTON, Aug. 1M. (M— The urgency of Donald M. Nelson's impending mission to China was emphasized today by disclosure that China's ' pocket-sized armament program IK unable to supply even the spare parts of tlio few thousand American trucks sent there before the Japanese cul the Burma Koad. Spare parts and tires for these trucks, which are helping to maintain supply lines to B-211 Superfor- tresses and other American air bases in China, comprise part of the "small amount" of goods now being flown to China, according to President Roosevelt's lend-lease report yesterday to Congress. Public Entertainment to Stop by Nazi Order , Aug. 24. UP)— A now "austerity order" by Propaganda -Minister Goebbels. 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