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YANKS PERIL REICH DERS! THE WEATHER Temperature High yesterday Low today Ralnrall Reason (Airport) „...„ Year aeo (Airport) Season (Land Company)............. Year ago (Land Company). (Rainfall figures RIP I'nr the cal year beginning July 1.) Forecast Continued hot today, very cooling off Wednesday. .... T ... T ... T T di'.v, Buy a Bond It May Save a Life Vol. 57 TWO SECTIONS Planes Needed, Tokyo Warns Allied Bombers Keep Up Average of Bagging Five Japanese Ships a Day; Koiso's Government Drafts Production Plans as Blows Delivered By LEONARD MILLIMAN Associated Press War Editor Japanese war lords appealed to industrialists and workers today to produce more planes and more munitions to stem the American air offensive pounding along the northern and southern highways to Japan. Tokyo radio warned that Nippon's reputedly slfel-tighl innermost defense line would be impregnable only so long as I planes were available to furnish air support. The imperial command was receiving a continuous demonstration of the consequences of lost air power in BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, TUESDAY, AUGUST 29, 1944 14 PAGES No. 25 NELSON, BYRNES SWITCH RUMORED LEADER OUTLINES PLAN AS WEINBERG RESIGNS WASHINGTON, Aug. 2!). (.*>>— Senator Ferguson (R-Mich.) said today he understood from "reliable sources" that Donald M. Nelson had been picked to succeed James F. Byrnes as war mobilization director upon Nelson's return from China. Ferguson said he understood President Roosevelt's plan was to turn over to the War Production Board chairman direction of the gigantic task of demoblization. Ferguson added he had heard that Byrnes had indicated a. desire to lie relieved of his present duties as soon as it is convenient, and that he had emphatically expressed a desire to turn over the demobilization task to some other man. Explains K. R. Statement Ferguson said the move would explain President Roosevelt's refusal to say whether Nelson would continue as chairman of the War Production Board upon his return from his confidential mission to Chungking. Meanwhile, confronted by the angry resignation of another top- ranking administrator, big, ros.v- cheeked Julius A. Krug waded into the dissension-torn War Production Board ranks today with threats of dismissal for "trouble makers." The 37-year-old ex-navy lieutenant- commander, back home from an overseas assignment of simplicity compared with that handed him by President Roosevelt as the aftermath of the latest home front flare-up, declared there will be but "one team at the WPB from now on." Any who don't play ball he said, xvill be put out. Krug outlined his new policy to the Senate war investigating committee even as Sidney J. \Veinbcrg was resigning downtown as WPB vice-chairman in charge of special- problems with a blast at "demagogic intrigues" within the organization. AVeinberg's stepping out followed a whirlwind series of developments starting with President Roosevelt's Assignment of WPB Chairman Donald M. Nelson on a confidential mission to China. While congressmen were asking while Nelson was being sent out of the country at a time when he was winning a battle with the military to get limited civilian production started in noncritical labor areas, Executive Vice-chairman Charles E. Wilson quit cold. He blamed members of Nelson's staff for spreading what he described as false rumors that he was opposed to civilian output. "This blowup was a great tragedy," Weinberg told reporters, adding that Krug's first job should be clean out of the "demagogs" and "termites" who "caused all the trouble." the southwest Pacific where almost unmolested Allied bombers continued their month-long average of putting five Japanese ships a day out of commission. Eleven were knocked out Sunday. General Douglas MacArthur announced today, including seven off the Celebes. 1 Premier Kuniaki Koiso's government drafted new air production and armament plans as Aleutian-based bombers made three new strikes at the Kuriles. northern road to Tokyo. Japanese fighter planes watched from a safe distance as t'nitcd States bombs burst on Onnekotan. Nip Offensive The Bonin-Volcano island group on the southern approaches to Tokyo, apparently drew a breathing spell. American warplanps hit farther south at islands lying between their Marianas island bases and Tokyo or the Philippines. Nipponese ground troops pressed an offensive against potential I'. S. air bases in the west, within easy bomber range of Japan. There Japanese threatened Lishui in China's coastal--province of Che- kiang. The Chinese had previously been unmolested because the area was never a threat to Japan until Admiral Chester \V. Nimitz' offensive across the Pacific toward China broke through the Marianas defense line. Liberators flying out of Che- kiang would he a powerful support to B-29s now operating from westei n China. Chinese Occupy dinting Inland a Chinese column occupied Chuling, threatening the invader's Slang river line supplying Japanese armies who have been trying for months to cut China in half and nullify established United States air bases. See-saw fighting marked the southwest China battle for the Burma Road. Japanese regained the northwest gate of Tengchung, but lost strong points guarding a temple they have transformed into a fortress. The village of Fangmachiau, near Lungling. changed hands twice. British troops driving from northern Burma toward Mandala'y, captured the town of Pinbaw in a mile and a half advance. To the east trapped Japanese were reported starving to death by the hundreds in Kabaw valley. NAZIS SAY AMERICAN LANDING KEPl'LSEI) LONDON, Aug. 20. OB—Berlin broadcast a Tokvo dispatch today asserting that American troops were repulsed in a landing attack near Cape Torokina on Bougainville in the Solomon islands. American troops have been on Bougainville for - year or more, but strong pockets of Isolated Japanese troops still are on the jungle girt equatorial island. The dispatch said that the Americans landed August 10. 6 iniles east of Torokina on the left bank of the Jaba river but that the Japanese counterattacked nine days later and cleared the beachhead August 20 after heavy 1'ighling. Battle in Hungary Looms Germans Mass for Fight in Transylvania as Reds Peril Ploesti LONDON. Any. 2!t. tiP) —Uussian ! troops have captured Constanta, i Rumania's greatest Black sou port, i Premier Stalin announced in a spo- | ciu! order tonight. j ! MOSCOW, Aug. 20. UP)— | Swift Russian drives through ! Rumania rushed toward the great oil center of Ploesti and Bucharest today as one army poured across a 75-mile stretch on the Danube and another knifed 13 miles inside Hungarian-held Transylvania. Hungarian and German troops were reported massing in Transylvania, tlie I(i,(i4- square mile stretch of Rumania which Hitler gave to Hungary in 394(1. The sudden Russian push through passes in the Carpathians gave the Red army the good base town of Bretscu on a railroad and highway. (The German communique said HIP Russians, "rushing in from all sides" had captured Buzau, 40 miles north• KCCHAREST KIGHT LONDON, Aug. 29. UP)—The German radio said tonight that "very bitter fighting is taking I place between the Rumanians and German troops in Bucharest and Ploesti " One division of elite anti-aircraft troops is believed to be in the Ploe- sti oil district, 35 miies\ north of Bucharest, plus forces driven from the capital by King Mihai's rededicated army. east of Ploesti and 60 miles from Bucharest. Buzau is a rail and road junction 60 miles west of Braila, the large Danube port which the Russians captured last night.) Race for Constanta The entire IDanube delta was in Russian hands and troops which crossed the Danube on a wide front were racing for the Black sea port of Constanta and the roads leading to Bucharest from the east and northeast. The Russians captured a large flotilla on the Danube and each hour, new ships were arriving on the Dan-j ube and Black sea coast behind Russian lines, flying the Red flag. Already the Ploesti oil field derricks, north of the city, were in sight of Russian troops. Cossacks, tanks and motorized infantry on the plains before the Rumania capital ranged close to the city of 650.000, feeling out German resistance. Menace Brasoz Other Russians deep In capitulated Rumania edged within 45 miles of Brasoz, twelfth city of the kingdom with 62,000 people, and seriously menaced any chance the Germans might have for a stand. The Red army was moving forward on a 200-mile front from positions inside Transylvania west of the main Carpathian ridge to the Black sea between captured Suiina and Constanta. Red Star reported the surrender of monacled General Mak- hai Boiko, commander of the Fourteenth Rumanian Division, and said "of course Boiko's division is not yet in a slate for fighting, but the general expressed his wish to reform the division and fight against the Germans." The commander was quoted as saying lie deserted General Count von Chulsen when (he German de- | Continued on J'aae Two i Nazi Monopolistic Firms Must Be Broken, .Biddle Tells Subcommittee, Citing Menace WASHINGTON, Aug. 2fl. tfl>>—At- torney-General Biddle proposed today •that the Allied powers "break the power of the German monopolistic firms" because they "constitute a definite menace to the future peace of the world." Testifying before a Senate military subcommittee inquiring into cartel arrangements, Biddle said the purpose of breaking up tho power of German monopolies "would not be to destroy German economic life, but to put its Industries into a form where they will no longer constitute a menace to the civilized world." "As long as they survive in their present form," the attorney-general said, "it will be exceedingly difficult 1 to develop independent industry in Europe outside of Germany." Biddle added that he did not "underestimate the difficulties" involved in his proposal. Work Readjustments "We will have to have an analysis and understanding of each one of the German monopolistic firms," Biddle said, "and then work out for it the readjustments that will be necessary. Such a program . . . will have to await the period of supervision over these companies that should come during the occupation period." Chairman Kilgore (D-W. Va.) of the military subcommittee called the inquiry, he said, to review the record of enemy penetration of the I? American economy after the last World War in order that Congress might be forewarned against future operations of international cartels. Biddle told the subcommittee that the approaching occupation of Germany made prompt consideration necessary. "Only Armistice" The period between tho last and the present World War, he stated, "was only an armistice during which the firms of Germany conducted war against us," adding that cartel contracts covered.such strategic items as berylliunj, synthetic rubber, magnesium, military optical instrumenjs, synthetic nitrogen, Pharmaceuticals and electrical and radio equipment. He asserted that Carl Xeiss of Jena, scientific optical instrument makers, barred from making range finders, submarine periscopes, bomb sights and tank telescopes under the Versailles treaty, set up a Dutch subsidiary to do the work. This firm, he said, made a contract in 1921 with Bausch & Lomb of Rochester under which the latter could not sell outside the United States without German permission and under which it was not allowed to sell gun sights, periscopes and other instruments to the French and British in 1935. Royalty Statements The American firm had to supply detailed royalty statements from ! which Xeiss could determine the types arid quantities of instruments purchased by United States armed forces. Biddle testified. •* Frederlch Krupp, ordered to destroy its machinery after the first world war, transferred its patents, licenses and secret processes to Bofors, Swedish manufacturer, and continued with the manufacture of heavy artillery, tanks, anl l-alreratt and other armament, he added. Krupp. Biddle said, entered Into a cartel arrangement with the Gen- j era' Electric Company to restrict j production and export from this j country of tungsten carbide. I'nder I it, he said. General Electric, after 1931. was not permitted to grant additional licenses for tungsten carbide manufacture in this country without German consent and tungsten carbide, selling in Germany at $50 a pound, sold here for as high as $425. Exported Explosives I. G. Farbenindustrie, representing the German dye trust, and chemical, oil, metallurgical and pharmaceutical companies, was known by the state 1 department to have been making and exporting explosives in 1925, Biddle said. In 1929, he asserted, this trust held a series of conferences with American industrialists, Including representatives of the Du Pont Corn- Continued on Page Two Battlefields of 1918 Fall to Troops Racing for Belgium, Germany at Mile-Hour Speed Planes Scourge German Supply Lines and Communications Across France, Low Countries and Reichland; Patton's Armored Forces Rip Almost Unopposed Across Historic Battleground —Oallfornian-NKA Telephotn EISENHOWER IN PARIS—General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Allied su- premo commander, registers pleasure and surprise at news which reached him in Paris when lie conferred with leaders of the French movement which libeiated the city with aid of American troops. PEACE CONFEREES FORM GENERAL OUTLINE OF SECURITY STRUCTURE ASSEMBLY OF NATIONS, COUNCIL, INTERNATIONAL COURT RECOMMENDED TO AID IN SOLVING DISPUTES By JOHN M. HIGHTOWKR AVASHLVGTON, Aug. :.'!». <#>>—The Dumbarton OaUs conferees announced today "general agreement'' on the fdrm of an international security organization, including a council composed of big [lowers plus it number of smaller nations. The conferees declined to amplify the juinounce- made srpHK.Mi: HEAngrAirrats, ALUKD KXPF.DITIONAKY FORCE. Aug. 29. on?)— American Iroops and armor ripped through the Marne and Aisne river barriers today in a whirlwind drive for Belgium and the German Siegfried Line that rolled almost unopposed across the historic battlegrounds of 1!H8 and re-won Soissons, Chateau-Thierry, Chalons and Vitry-Lc Francois. Headquarters spokesmen lifted the secrecy that has shrouded the movements of the American Third Army for three days to reveal that the Yankee tanks and armored troop carriers were running riot through the valleys of the Marne and Seine and sweeping in on the Reich at belter than a mile-an-hour pace. The Marne line was breached at a half dozen vital points along a 70-mile line from Meaux to beyond Chalons and American guns and men were streaming across the bridgeheads in great strength. German reports said at least 13 American divisions— possibly 195,000 men — had been thrown into the great UNIFIED POLISH RULE ADVANCED NAZI 19TH ARMY IN RHONETRAP GERMANS ANNIHILATED NEAR MONTELIMAR RED-SPONSORED GROUP PLAN GOVERNMENT Paris in a fnll- lo crush tin- Nazi open thi' borders of Defeat Faces Nazis, Says General LONDON, Aug. 2U. (UP) —Lieutenant-General Kurt IJitlmar, official radio Berlin commentator, admitted tonight that Germany faces the prospect of defeat, and suggested tacitly that the Nazis would welcome a compromising peace. Dlttmar prefaced his admission with 'probably the gloomiest war review that his German audience have yet heard from their home radio. He acknowledged the extent of the Allied victories in northern France, and then broached the question of a "deal" with the Allies. "One tiling Is certain," he said, "we continue in the enormous slruggle. We'must continue as lone as our enemies are maintaining their war aims and as long as reason does not substitute for the desire for destruction." Dittmar said the fighting in norlhern France reminded him of 1940, except that it was running the opposite direction. "The development of the situation in tho past few weeks may have given rise to the hope among our enemies that their aim of Germany's military defeat is nearer than about three months ago," he- said. "The course of events seems in fact to support, to a large extent, their opinion. We do not hide from tlie German people the seriousness of the sltutaion at the present moment." "To fight to-tho last is a commanding necessity," he said. "It is the only way our enemies will have placed before them the necessity of answering the question: 'what is the sense of sacrifices and losses.".'" F L A~S H~E S HINGARY GOVERNMENT Ql ITS LONDON, Aug. 29. (UP)—The German Trunsocean News Agency reported in a dispatch from Budapest tonight that ihe Hungarian government had resigned. H25.000 NAZIS DEAD LONDON, Aug. 29. (/PI—The campaign in western ami norlh- ern France already has cost the Germans at least ;125,000 men of on the basis of incomplete tabulations. A Rome dispatch yesterday estimated Gci-.nan losses in southern France at more than !io,iMMJ, raising the total for all France alone to 400.000. ment made in :i .joint slatomi'iit, or to say specifically in a joint statement what authority should be given to the small powers on the council in relation to tho big nations. Tlie Joint statement said: "After a week of discussions, tho throe heads of delegations are happy to announce that there is general agreement among them to recommend that the proposed international organization for peace and security should provide for: e "I. An assembly composed of representatives of all peace-loving nations based on the principle of sovereign equality. "2. A council composed of a smaller number of members in which the principal states will lie joined by a number of other stales to he elected periodically. Justice Court ".'i. Effective means for the peaceful settlements of disputes, including an international court of justice for the adjudication of justifiable questions, and also tlie applications of such other means as may bo necessary for maintenance of peace and security. I "The delegations arc continuing to discuss tho structure and jurisdiction i of the various organs and methods j of procedure. "These topics rc-quin of consideration, and a number of proposals are now being submitted to examination. Different proposals j of the diffcient countries do not nee] ossarly indicate disagreement of con- i flicting points of view, but stem j from varied approaches to the com- j moil objective. After our work has j advanced to a stage at which our I fully considered recommendations i have been formulated and our conj elusions have been presented, our j respective governments will decide I the appropriate moment for publlea- i lion." | i Slid I'lider IMsriission i rndersecretary of State Edward i Stettinius. American delegation chief and chairman of the Dumbarton j Oaks meeting, replied to every re- | quest, for amplification with a slate- | merit that the information sought ! was still under discussion. Stettinius did agree with one questioner that today's statement KO closely paralleled the June lf> slate- mom of American peace organization aims by President Roosevelt as to constitute, in effect. an endorsement of tho American plan on those points by the British and Russian chiefs of delegation.", Sir Alexander Cadogan and Ambassador Andrei Gromyko. Tlie "areas of agreement" so far I'miliuui'il on I'lifu 1 Knur U'BLIN. Poland. Aug. 2!>. <#> — The Soviet-sponsored I'olish Committee of National Liberation, has asked Stanislaus .Mikolajczyk, premier of the exiled Polish regime in London, to head a unified provisional Polish government. Committee President ,,Edwurd BoleslHw -•ORiibka-Mor- awskl has announced. Mikolajczyk has not yet replied to the suggestion. Osubka-Morawskl said yesterday at a press conference in the flag-hung council chamber in Lublin. 3 Others Offered Posts Osubkn-Morawskl disclosed that the National Committee also offered places in a unified government to three other members of the Polish regime in London. Tho committee's plan for the new government was i presented to Mikolajczyk during his ! mission to Moscow early in August. I Mlkolajcyzk had delayed a decision i until he could consult with his col-j leagues in London, the committee | president said. j llors Criticized i The I'ommandcr-in-chief of Polish j forces fighting on tho eastern front j Mondav termed the attempt of "Gen- \ eral Bor" to wrest Warsaw from the Germans an "irresponsible tin- j dertaking" which has resulted in the ] slaughter of 200.000 Polos. | The commander. Colonol-General •Michael Rola-Xymierski. who also is director of national defense of the Polish Committee of National Lib- oration, made the charge in an Interview with Anglo-American correspondents who came hero from Moscow under tho auspices of the Soviet government. Xymierski said Bor—tho name is a "norn <lo guerre" for a well-known Polish officer—acted too soon when ! hp began the uprising on August 1, ' and failed to co-ordinate his effort a- great deal i ^.(,1, ,j )( , approaching liusso-Pollsh 1 forces drive beyond scale allcmpl Hank and lay the Heidi. At least four Yank columns won- j liini-iiiK through the rolling corridor i bi'lwecn the Marne and tho Alsno. land the great cathedral city of Reims was outflanked and possibly already in American hands. Racing more than -Ift miles cast and northeast across fields and farmlands where the A. E. F. of 1918 fought and won the bloodiest battles in American military history, LJeu- tenant-General George S. Patton's United States Third ArmV troops collapsed the entire Marne line almost without opposition and plunged on across the Aisne at Soissons. I ROME, Aug. 29. (UP)—German re- I sistance from Montelimar down j through the Rhone valley 77 miles j southward to the sea ended save in ! isolated pockets today as French i forces drove across the Rhone river I to capture the ancient city of Nimes and pressed on toward the Spanish border. While the Seventh Army troops cleared the Rhone valley and pushed out north and to the southwest, the United Nations radio at Algiers said fighting in southern France had reached the "final stages," and that "there is no front and. no line," Enti-r* Mbntefinmr American troops of the Seventh Army entered Montelimar. 80 miles south of Lyon, near which the battered German Nineteenth Army had The enemy fought hard for tho | l)een entrapped for more than Aisne river crossing but was ridden down and dispersed by Patton's wild- riding armor. Soissonw, where the Americans launched their great counterotfensive in July. 1918, fell to a fast-moving tank and Infantry column that burst across the Marne west of Chateau-Thierry. drove through Belleau Wood and Chateau- Thierry, and then swung 22 miles north to the Aisne. Fifteen miles east of Soissons, the Yanks battered their way forward to the Aisne at FIsmes, where the German radio said furious fighting was In progress. i>4 Miles From Itt-lgium Fifty-four miles beyond Soissons lay the Belgian border, while a bare 20 miles to the west was the historic forest of Compiegne, where the 1918 armistice was signed and where Adolf Hitler imposed his conqueror's truce cm Prance in 1940. On their right flank, other American armored units swept eastward along tlie valley of the Marno, driving ir> mill's beyond captured Chateau-Thierry to within 2 miles of ICpernay. A supporting column drove along the south bank of tho Marne and crossed tho river at two points south- oast of Chalons. IS'.j miles beyond week. Leaving behind units to mop up the Germans in Montelimar. the Americans drove on 5 miles northeast to Suuzet. Simultaneously, all enemy resistance ceased at Toulon, where at least 2000 Germans surrendered on the St. Mandrier peninsula, and at Mar- seillo, where additional thousands streamed into prison cages after the unconditional capitulation of Lieutenant-General Gotthold Schaefer, supreme commander of Nazi defenses of that port. The huge Allied trap near Montelimar was expected to yield a toll of 10,000 to 15.000 enemy troops killed or captured. Cugnes Captured At the eastern end of the front, other American elements of Lieutenant-General Alexander M. Patch's Seventh Army captured Cagnes, I0\' a miles northeast of Cannes and 6 miles southwest of Nice, and Vence, 3 miles north of Cagnes. Front reports said German resistance was stiffening as the Americans pushed closer to Nice,' presumably because of the danger to the flank of German armies holding the Po valley in northern Italy. French forces who drove across th» Rhone already were 20 miles or HIES ON STAi'iE GRKENOCK. Scotland. AUK. 29. (UP.)— Tho theater audience applauded as Harry Seymour swung by one leg from a rope, but Seymour's wife. watching from riff stage, suddenly ordered the curtain lowered. She had soon (he 112-year- old performer go limp. He was dead bv the time ho was lowered. Epcrnay. and unoffieii the Yanks also had broken into the vital railway hub of Vitry-Le Francois. 1X1;'. miles southeast of Chalons. Headquarters spokesmen indicated that tho tide of American tanks, troops, and guns was sweeping on beyond Soissoris and Chalons in a bid to collapse tho entire Nazi defense position in norlhern France. Alsace-Lorraine lioiul Hardy 2.1 miles beyond Chalons, which the Germans said Patton's men had entered, lay Ihe forest of CorilinuPdmi Page Two French Form Third Republic, Arrest Paris Collaborators reports said j more beyond its west bank in what ' appeared to be a campaign to clear the entire southwest coast of France as far as the Spanish border. The main column captured Ximes, 2;!'- miles west, southwest of Avignon ami IS miles northwest of Aries, and at last reports was advancing alone the coast toward MontpelHer and Sete. Nimes is capital of Card department. Other French units were in the vicinity of Remoulins. halfway between Avignon and Ximes on the Oanl river: L.'xes. 12U miles north of Nimes. and Hunt-Saint Esprit, on tho bank of tho Rhone 24 miles north of Avignon. Take Two Provinces Preliminary reports indicated the advance west of the Rhone would Continued mi fag,'Two KIKILKS I'OINDICI) AGAIN WASHINGTON, Aug. 29. UP>— Striking on a 4000-mile front, American planes blasted Japanese positions from the north to the central Pacific in a series of weekend raids, the navy reported today. Far to the north, at Para- mushlro. several fires were left blazing by Liberators of the Kiev- enth Army Air Force pounding that norlhermost island in Japan's Kurile chain. i BASEBALL AMERICAN LEAtil'E (Kirst Came) At New York— i;. ||. ]•;. BOSTON' S l'7 1 XK\V YORK 1 i; o Batteries: Driesewerd and Conroy; Donald, /Juber (7), Turner (9) and M. Garhark. At Detroit-— R. II. E. CHICAGO (i II 2 DETROIT 7 13 I Batteries: Dietrich, Wade CD and Tresh; Trout and Swift. WARREN'S SECRETARY LOS ANGELES, Aug. 2!). (JF)~ Deputy County Counsel Beach Vasey. Long Beach, took the oath today as legislative secretary for Governor Karl Warren. PARIS. Aug. 29. (UP.I —French Patriots, rapidly "purifying" Paris with the dismissal or arrest of alleged collaborationists Including .•Vctor Saclia Guilry and Scientist Dr. Alexis Carrel, prepared today to proclaim the formation of tlie fourth Republic and organize new French divisions to aid Allied forces in Europe and Asia. (A Paris broadcast, recorded by FCC monitors, said that Do Gaulle and members of the government would review a parade of American trnnpp along tho Champs Elysees through the Place de Concorde to- day.I Author Arrested Guilry. also well-known as an author, was among eight prominent Frenchmen arrested for having been too friendly with German authorities during the occupation. Carrel, former research biologist at Rockefeller Institute in New York who with Charles A. Lindbergh developed a mechanical "heart," was dismissed from his public functions! under the "purification" program of j Vallery Aadot. new minister of j health. The 71-year-old scientist | was n director of the Vichy foundation for ihe study of human relations and head of the Carrel institute. As Patriot forces cleansed Paris. George ttid^tult, president of the council of resistance, announced i to the staff Pierre Koo- uf Paris, dis- e being maile that i lie fourth l-'rcnch republic would be pruclahiVMl soon in a solemn session at city hall celebrating the restoration ot liberty in France. Added In Slogan Significantly, two words have been aded to the slogan of the third republic: "Liberty, equality, fraternity" — on the official newspaper of tlie forces of (lie inteiior. Added words are "or death." An officer attached of Lifutcnant-Gcncral nig, militiir;- governor closed that plan:' wer to recruit^ severa 1 small divisions to reinforce the new French army. The : units will consist of volunteers, he ' said, arid will be furnished with the i most modern equipment i In connection with this disclosure. ' the daily newspaper. Frencc, said a French expeditionary corps in North ] Africa was preparing to go to the j Far East to aid in tho war against i Ja|*un and help recapture French Indo-Chlnu. i Koenig's staff officer said a sen- j eral or partial mobilization in France was not contemplated because sufficient equipment and armament is not available. The labor commissioner's office rt- vt-aled that more than 2,oUO,i)UO Frenchmen are in Germany — more than 1.UOO.UOU war prisoners, $50.001) drafted laborers and 700,001) political deportees. Index to Adver Abrams. Dr. R. F Artcraft of California .. Arvln Theater I'iakersfield Hard ware Balance Ruck Booth's Brook's Citizens Laundry Clawsun. L. II ,'oft'ee, Harry Culliton. John W Diirman Photo Kast Side Cleaners Eggi'rs !''lirkinger-Dit;ier Fox Theaters l-'rank .Meat Company . Gonsler-Lee Granuda Theater Ivors Furniture K. C. Labor Journal KERN KPMC Lim. 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