The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on August 25, 1944 · Page 2
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The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California · Page 2

Bakersfield, California
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Friday, August 25, 1944
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2 Fridoy, August 25, 1944 Clje Hahrrfffielb Californtan Rumania Declares ' War on Germany f',m! inuo<l From Pag* One D.-iily Mail *;iul he and several members of his deposed government had been arrested in Bucharest, while The Daily Kxpress quoted "unconfirmed Suis<< reports" that lie had been kidnaped and shot. Ankara heard thnt the' Slovaklnn puppet government had ordered martial law throughout the country after falling In an attempt to mobilize workers to build defences in the Tartar pass through the Carpathian mountain*. Slovakia was said to be seething will) discontent, with partisan activity Increasing. Kusyinn partisans! vim filtered through the Herman ; lines In (ialncia were said to he aiding native patriots. Fresh Foods Cross Nation in 13 Hours .\F.\V YOUK. Aug. 2.V i^Pl— A luncheon prepared frmn the fire I plane load of fresh fruits, vegetables and other perishable foods ever to be, flnu n from coasl to coast was served here yesterday only about 24 hours after the food had been harvested and the fish caught. Our Fighters risk their lives while we lend our money * * Buy War Bonds today The brandy base which gives the ultra fine flavor is produced in the Old World pot-still manner, from the fresh, sound, ripe fruit itself. The method was learned by our experts from the masters of Europe. Now, in America, connoisseurs recognize in Croix Royale the highest standards of European type Fruit Brandies. liquor d»ol«n, popular het»li ond reitauranlt hov« Croix Royal«. Soy "Croy Royal.' CAMEO VINEYARDS COMPANY, FRESNO, CALIFORNIA Growers • Producers • Bottlers, A JOB FOR WOMEN WHO'D LIKE TO DO MEN'S WORK This job is about exactly the opposite of what women so often do in business. That's why It's Interest Ing—niifl why women seem to like it. The work: Helping mechanics, elo., in the S. P. shops . . . linnrlllng tools, clennlng up . . . housekeeping, you might say, with locomotives In the front parlor. Yon won't look esnclly glamorous in overalls and tnrbnn, and mnybe you'll get smudged up a hit . . . hut we think you'll like it ... like working with other men and women whose hearts are in their jobs and whose job* are vital. You'll be a railroader— nnd proud of It. (Learn railroad lingo, too. you'll find.) The work IK definitely not heavy. No heavy lifting. We need yon urgently. Won't you come In and talk it over 't Sec or write B. W. MITCHELL S. P. Station. Bakerafleld or your nearest 8. P. Agent AIR CHIEF—Brigadier-General Gordon Seville, head of the I'nited States Army Air Fm-eo's Twelfth Tactical Air Command, heads Allied air forces which softened up southern France for invasion, flying in paratroops and supplies. Story May Be Clue to Gun Used in Slaying CHICACiO. Aug. '>'>. (UF)—A State- vllle penitentiary convict's story that be may have given a Chicago policeman the revolver used in the Drake hotel slaying of Mrs. Adele Horn Williams, wife of a Washington diplomat, last January IS, sent Chicago police to Hloomington. 111., today In search for some bullet fired from the gun II years ago. The min used In the slaying was a hainmcrlcss Iver-.lnnnson model and was identified by AValler Ill-own, a lire-term convict, last night when questioned lit the penitentiary by First Assastant State's Attorney Wilhert F. Crowlev, Detective Chief Walter Storms, and Lieutenant Phil lireit/Ue of the homicide si|uad. Bruwn. who is serving a life term for murder. Is a friend of Policeman Adolph A. Valanis, a brother of Mrs. Kllpn Valanis Bennett, 41. key clerk at the Drake hotel at tho time Airs. Williams was slain. VI.IKK KILLED LAKE CITY. Fla.. Aug. 25. (Jf}~ Lieutenant Jay C. Moss, IMS. a native of Long Beach, was killed yesterday In an air collision of two Ventura bombers near the Lake City Xaval Air Station. Yanks Nab Cannes, Famed Riviera City Continued From Pa»o On« southern France to 170 mile*. The American advance already had cut the iast railway link between France and Italy. French forces tightened their ring of encirclement about the doomed German garrison in Toulon, capturing the land arsenal inside the city and the by-passed stronghold of Ollioules. 2Vi miles west of Toulon. The Germans were clinging stubbornly to the naval arsenal and two peninsulas which partly landlock' the harbor from the southwest and southeast despite a hall of explosives from Allied warships and planes. The enemy presumably has completed his demolitions of Toulon's vital installations. Other American elements of Lieutenant-General Alexander M. Patch .Ir.'s .Seventh Army pushed 42 miles northwest from liberated Marseille to within 8 miles of Aries on the Rhone estuary, 140 miles south of Lyon. Some street fighting continued in Marseille as French forces mopped up a few scattered enemy pockets of resistance. Cannes and Grassc, T'-j miles to the north, fell to the. Americans after a week-long siege and extended the Allied bridgehead along the coast another 5 miles to the east to within 17 miles of Xice anil 29 miles of the Italian border. Cannes ranked with Nice and Monte Carlo as a fashionable Riviera resort before the war. It had a peacetime population of nearly fiO.OOO. General Sir Henry Maitland Wilson, supreme Allied commander in the Mediterranean, reported in his daily communique that the number of prisoners captured in the 9-day-old invasion had mounted to 20,000. Paris Reported in Allied Hands Continued From Fas« One lice prefecture The Marseillaise wa.s sung and soon the anthem wa.s taken up through the neighboring streets. Streets of the capital were draped with Allied flags. The old revolutionary war cry of Parisians, "to the barricades," was sounded in appeals to the populace to rally to the final fight for liberation, which was said to center at the ecole mllitarle, the Palais du Luxembourg and the district of Cllchy in north Paris. But fighting was said to he dying down in the old tapestry manufactory, the Gobelins, and the French were mostly in control of the suburbs—the red belt. Nazis Race for Rhine, Leaving Robot Bomb Bases Continued From One R. A. F. fliers smashed one apparent German attempt to evacuate Le Havre early Thursday morning and 1 an unconfirmed report broadcast by Radio Fiance at Algiers said British air-borne troops had been landed near the port in the Seine estauary area. Canadian troops drove from 10 mllse east of Liseieux to Brionne on the Rlale river, while another column lunged forward north of Orbec to capture Thlbcrville and push on to the Rlsle east of Bernay, which was occupied in the advance. The Canadians also moved forward on the Monnai-Bernay highway, gaining 4 miles and capturing Bro- Klie. Gain Along CM Ion lie Between Llsieux and the channel coast, the Dominion troops also hammered out deep gains, moving forward 4 miles from Pont Levegue to establish a solid T'.j-mile lino along the Calonne river from Moyaux to Les Authleux. Below the great pocket, American troops closed in around Paris from the north, west, and south while the French .Second Armored Division raced into the capital to relieve the embattled Parisian street army there. Montereau, 20 miles south-southeast of Paris, was occupied by the Americans and the bridgeheads across the Seine around Melun and Fontalnebleau were strengthened. The Germans launched several counterattacks against the Seine bridgeheads above Paris In the Mantes area, but broke off the assault under heavy American fire. The headquarters communique gave no new details on the progress of Lieutenant-General. George S. ration's United States'Third Army columns which last were reported well beyond Sens, and pushing into the outskirts of Troyes, barely 130 miles from the German border. Another Yank column was well beyond Montargie, 25 miles southwest of Sens, in a supporting thrust into eastern France. Walk-Out Halts Ford Plane Motor Output DETROIT, Aug. 25. (UP)—Production of Pratt and Whitney airplane engines was halted at the Ford Motor Company's Highland Park plant today when 2800 members of the I'nited Automobile Workers I'nion (CIO) walked off the Job in protest of pay classifications and lay-off procedure. William Oliver. I'AW-CIO local 40 .secretary, said that "although the grievances are justified" union leaders were attempting to persuade workers to return to their jobs. A Ford Company statement declared that neither union officials nor members have "been able to tell the company" why the strike began, and said the action was "silly" in view of the contract with the union "which provides a definite and elaborate grievance procedure." L1RRARIAN VACATIONING Miss Eleanor Wilson, Kern county librarian, is vacationing this week at Sequoia National Park. She is expected to resume her duties at the library on September 5. NAVY MOTHERS CLt'B SUPPER Bnkersfield Navy Mothers Club Xo. L'22 will hold a potluck supper at Jefferson Park at 6 p. m. tonight. Limit on League Power Favored Continued From Page One The problem of peace settlement arises at Dumbarton Oaks because the British-Soviet-American conferees seeking to work out a tentative plan acceptable to their governments nre confronted with the need of de| fining and limiting the duties of the j agency they propose. Preliminary exchanges of views now indicate that pin us likely to come from the conference will emphasize streamlining the organization and keeping its main functions .simple and clear-cut. The alternative plan for peace .«c t lenient—as contrasted with the ide of having the organization hand! the job—is to hold a peace confer ence separate from the organlzatlo but. inevitably composed of substan tinlly the same member nations This common membership woul provide the links between the con ference and the permanent agenc which would have the task of ac ministering settlements worked oui j The basic I'nited States position as enunciated by Secretary Hull i j that that, whatever conference sys tern Is used, no general settlemen of war-created territorial and simila problems shoudl be undertaken unti a security agency has been set up. FALL MODELS HERE NOW! CUSTOM FABRIC SUITS There's a supple softness to these fine suit! that feels good and looks good. It's a quality ^ that can be acheived only with fine fabrics, proper design, and the most intelligent kind of workmanship. We never have enough of these suits even in normal times, so it might be a good idea to come in and see them now. 45... 'SO ALL 700% PUKE WOOi mn COFFEE FRESNO AND BAKERSFIELD T Reds Overrun Most Bessarabia Continued From Paste On* 000 prisoners, most of them Rumanians, were rounded up yesterday alone. Dispatches likened the confusion to that prevailing in Italy following: Premier Marshal Pietro Badoglio's capitulation to the Allies while the Germans still were resisting fiercely In his homeland. The Soviet foreign' commissariat, in the first official Russian statement since King Michael's announcement that Rumania had accepted a Soviet armistice offer, warned last night that the Red Army must continue military operations in Rumania until German forces there had been destroyed. "The help of the Rumanian Army to troops of the Red Army in the liquidation of German troops is the, only means of stopping military operations in Rumanian territory and concluding peace negotiations between Rumania an'd the coajilion of Allies." the statement said. May Retain Army It promised that the Russians would permit Rumanian forces to retain their arms and would assist them if they undertook "hand In hand, with the Red Army to wage war of liberation against the Germans for. the independence of Rumania, or against the Hungarians tor the liberation of Transylvania." The statement also reiterated the Soviet pledge "of last April that Russia had "no intention of acquiring social structure of Rumania, or by any means infringing on the independence of Rumania." More than 550 towns and villages were swept up by the Soviets in yesterday's sweep to within 18 miles of the south of the Danube river, including Chlsinau, capital of Bess- arabia, and a number of other strongholds guarding the out approaches to Bucharest and Poles!!, the latter Adolf Hitler's last major source of oil. Chislnaii, H city of 112,500 and prewar Rumania's second largest city, fell to a combined assault by tho Second and Third' Armies, after it had been by-passed and virtually encircled in the early stages of the six- day-old offensive. Virtually the entire garrison was wiped out in the assault, which crumbled four formidable defense belts around the city. Marshal Roclion Y. Malinovsky'a Second Army also toppled four other enemy fortresses, Roman, 37- miles southwest of lasi; Bacau, 53 miles southwest of lajfi: HUHU, 17 miles west of Vaslui. ahd Barlad, B8 miles northwest of Galati. 138 miles northeast of Bucharest and 118 miles from Polestl. Bail Denied Dope Smuggling Accused SAX FRAXCISCO, Aug. 25. (U.P)— Federal Judge Louis K. Goodman today denied a motion to reduce the $L'r>.()00 bail for Salvatore (Sam) Mangerie. Santa Cruz boardwalk concessionaire charged with acting as middleman for Mexican opium smugglers. Opposing the motion by Maugeri's attorney, Sol A. Abranm, Assistant United States Attorney James Davis told the court Magueri was involved in the "most important narcotics case uncovered in this country in several years." Maugeri appeared in court yester- • day but was given until Monday to obtain a lawyer. Meanwhile, a copy of the indictment was airmailed to Chicago to start removal proceedings ugainst Joe (the Eye). Tocco, 38, al- " leged New York racketeer arrested with $300,000 worth of opium. Federal authorities were continuing their search for another Xew York man, Joseph Barrl, accused of connection with the ring, and for a fourth "mystery man" believed to nave been "taken for a ride." PERSISTENT WILLIAMSPORT, Pa., Aug. 25. JPt —A local motorist has a market "or his automobile any time he decides to sell. Daily for tho past fjw weeks a prospective buyer has left his name, address and this note tied to the auto: "I need a car like yours." A Senator famous for thundering speeckes Explains intW words what the secret of etch is: I study my arguments, figures and facts. And then I drink REGAL PALE BEER and relax!" Used Radios Badlt and Appllanos Cs. Fox ThMtr* BulMIng Mil H StrMt, Dial

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