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Tuesday, Auguft 29, 1944 Oi deiAi il* Atuiy Smitliri n Cftlilnt >'ia 14 ji nurp- miruitf Chat witti Ltpnlr"- utit- Cum m L. B Blancli.ii .1. in thai IIP of tin* NHVV RrmiitliHl Dutrift. TotUy'i firrf.ei-thf .panfi howrvfr, is untt'-n K> FRED BECK. a<«ii|nrd tn tin oil"' ol Urn. Adtiiial I. C. Jiihimi'-. dnrrlnr nl tl'n ntlii'- r.l n»val nttitrr prociiffmcnt at Los A»pclf». Calif. Ai'iny w-ilh the other members of my car i 1 I "as swingini: from a strap, and I have to admit Iliiit one of Ihe nice things nbout crowded Mrectoar-- i* that you get n rhati'-e lo kee]i .M" 11 ' elbow pokcil into Ihe puKo of what your fellow sardines are Ihinliinu'. if nnythins. 1 mean you cnn'l help but o\erhear \vhal America i- talking ,-lhout. A couple of ilehalei-s on tin- r car run got going yc.-lcrday on how big an nnn.v and navy we'rl IIHVC if nil cnlislmcnts lind been voluntary. Both gents were in their sagging (ids. I think, and could therefore view the question objectively, not being eligible for service. One mnit said lie saw by (lie pripcrs thiit Ihe finny has (UM).000 men over draft nge who joined because they were of n mind to kick Tojo's teelh out. I don't know about the navy but my guess is that the proportion of voluntary eulislees is higher. So fur as the marines arc concerned I know of at least one guy, :in ox-actor named Arthur Davenport, who enlisted at -I'-' and has been serving us a photographer in the Pacific thick of things. Valor nixi courage are among the ingredients essential to the cooking up of a victory, along wilh some messier iletns. TllP lulled Slates had to liave Wie draft because it was Ihe swift, expedient way. And expediency and etlicicncy ate necessary to war winning, too. .Nobody asked, but il's my piifiss that draft boards or no draft boards, n majority of those men would be in there swinging, regardless. You don'l have to guess aho;it it in the case of girls who wear (lie uniforms of the Tnitod States n fined services. Nobody makes a girl join the army or (he navy. They all joined because they sort of got the idea that this is America's struggle and us Americans their duty was to help win it. Every she marine and every \VAC and WAVK volunteered to fight for her country. Every war nurse recognix.cd fluty when she saw it. And •when it's all over ami World AYar 11 has simmered down to the cracker barrel stage, the girls can take a rightful well-earned place in the group that puts its feet up on (he stove and remembers when. AVhen your grandchildren gather 'round your knee and say, "Grandmaw. (ell us what you did during the war." what will you he able In (ell (he little brats, lady? That you got the sucllot simian of anybody in your bridge club back in the summer of '44? Think how you'll feel when your own grandchildren sneer and say, "Aw, mils, Grand- maw, KniTgino Jones' grandmother helped to build the bomber that dropped (he bomb that blew Hitler's pants olT and caused Ihe collapse." If you are not now in vital war industry—investigate tin; AVAVKS. Seventy live thousand girls now wear Hie blue of (he navy inul Hint's not enough to finish the job. The navy uaiil.- more WAV KB. Good jobs, too—with jjooil pay, good all 'round advantages, good fun ami a full share in beneins under the O. I. P.ill of nighis—niid a free voice in tomorrow's discussions when the hoys and girls who did the job talk it over. Biggest reason for joining. however, is iliat your I'mle Sam is asking \nu to do him s favor, lie's done plenty for you and your forefathers — and will lip showering favors on you and your children in days to come. Get. the 1'ac.ts—cheery news for you—«t Navy Recruiting Station, To.st Office Building, Bakersfield. Telephone '2 8i(ii). This Advertisement Sponsored by GENSLER-LEE JEWELERS 1434 Nineteenth Street NAZIS IN WIDE FLIGHTJJTALY ARMY ADVANCES TO 3 MILES FROM GOTHIC LINE Take Chateau-Thierry in Giant Drive for Reich l From Page One ,the AiC'itinc. and beyond that his. toric Verdun and the Alsuce-Lor- IK iM i: A t:- .':• d'.IV —I MM man I I es I'll Ihe 'MSI'-] II Sille llf Hal', ripp'-a I I'll In ha V e 111,'l'le a general U'it In ! i a \\ a 1 noithvvaid today as I'.titi-h Kahili Armv |iali<ils toiin<l e\tensi\e area*- in the snulhern A p pennies iindcienilci! ami I'nlish troops in the Adiiatic sector crossed the A i/ilia river In Monteclci-nrdo, onlv :! miles from the enemy s he i \ ily fol tilled Cotllio i ,il)e. Allieil i cctinn.i issaiiee units prob- in '^ iini'hvvard I'l'iind ii 1 ' sicns r,|' the .•neiuv in Ihe ai'i-a between ,\npia- auna ami I 'i biim '- miles nort h. >ir at P.iiiina. '• mii'- iMM'hea-i of I'onl.lSS'i' '. '• 1 ] ,,|it <ii'-|M Ii Ill's 1 C pi.ltcil Tlie I'nli-h : - me Ml'.' bile. h,i\ e cleared ;he v. hole south bank 'if ill'' Al/.illa il\er ami have sent Lancers in I" oc(iip\ Monte (.Jiov c. :t niil'-s s'liii hv e-i of the Adrl- ali-' cons'al town " r l'"ailn. as Well as ('a ] ILTIla no, :.' miles nnrl hea si of Monte I )c|].i l-'urche. which was taken t\\'o days ami. \Viih Ihe capture nf Monteclc- cardo. S' miles southwest of I'osaio. I'nlish troops had advanced S miles from the Melanin i ivci and were prnuresslim up the slopes of the last ridge before tin- (iolhii Line, which is understood in foliovv a lateral road for fi miles inland from I'osaro a nil Ihen branches nnithvvard ai .Monte ('.t!\'o. <» miles d Me in ii t h of I' i I lino. Youth Authority to Handle Minors' Cases I,i is A.N'c, KI.KS, A111; .'.'.<. H'.l'l — The California Youth Aulhoiity today was granted po\vr lo assume r"s|ioiisihili(y for all youths under JI who are cnnxicted of crimes, enabling the authority to have wider scope in corief'tion and rehabilitation Funnel h. youths between the ape of 1H to LM convicted of felonlos have been handled MH adults. The riilini,' was Included 111 n decision by the appeals court in the case of three minor boys serving terms in San Qncntin for armed robherv. c.eitiian armies of northern France had lost IJ_'. killed and captured in their disastrous dolcat in N'or- uiamU', and it \\ a s indicated that the enemy had nothlni; left to make a stand short of the Siegfried Line, on ihe Ki aiico-derman border. 10 Yank Divisions Merlin commentatiirs said ration had thrown three army corps, total- in:,- 10 divisions — possibly l.ln.ooo' men into the breakthrough north of the .Maine, uhh another three divisions headim; eastward from Troves tovvaiil A Na< v- Lorra iiie and the Saar vallev. As i h,- Amei ica n Third A riny siiiick. Miitish. Canadian and American units north <•!' I'aris surged ai ro'-s ihe Seine bridgehead?, brought the river port of Uourn under rille lire and sent their tank ! columns stabhinq noithvvaifl for the robot lioiuh coast. Tile Vei nou and Mantes bridgeheads we're linked nps. KiviiiK Ihe Allies a solid ISO-mile foothold on Ihe northcasi bank of the Seine, and hcadqiiai lers said armored spearheads had been pushed out 11 miles bevmid I he river lo ( 'a nt iers. \Varplaiifs Smash Iliiiidieds of Allied warplancs ^warmed out ihrouKb a driving rainstorm to bomb and m.'H-liinPsun the tleeiuR eriemv nil i>loiiR the 200-mile front from Ihe Seine estuary to the Ti oves area, and pi elruinary reports said they spread terrific destruction thionyh the Xa7.l troop and supply columns 1 K v ei v where the Allied armies vvcie piessine. their atta<-'k merci- Icsslv bin the most spectacular pio^rcss anain cami' on the I'nited States Third Arm.v front, \vhere I .ieuteiiant-df neral (JeorRi; S. Pal- Inn's armored spearheads ripped almost unopposed throup.li Ihe valleys of tnc Marno and the Seine. I'allun's rouRli-riders breached the Maine in ureat strength at two points, north of Meaux and midway between that city and rhaeau-Vhi- jerry, and pounded northward at a i pace that threatened to crack the Aisiif river line ?•- miles above the ' Marne by nightfall. Speed Soulluvard South of the Marne. the Yankee | armor was driving eastward at i breakneck speed, sweeping throiiRh NEW kind of ASPIRIN tablet Conlomicrs. l.a |.'erte Gaudier. Montmirail and Sexanne, anil on to the Marshes of St. Oond. just northeast of Sezanne- a nd more than fio miles cast of Paris. Front reporis indicated that the Memorial bridge across the Mrirne at chateau-Thierry ,, n( ] probably tlie 101S monuments around that American battle shrine still were Intact. The smashing thrustn across the Manic, nt Meaux and Laferte-Sous .iouare, 13 miles southwest of Chateau-Thierry, endeil all possibility of n German stand on the Mnrne. Pa (ton's whirlwind triumps, which so far hail failed to meet any serious German opposition, meant that the Na/.is. if they wished to stand anywhere short of Belgium and the Sedan gup or the Rhine, must try to dig in on the Somme or Kambre lines, more than .")" miles beyond the present front Kven tho.se river harriers were not expected to prove a serious obstacle to the swift American drive. The first breakthrough was forced at Meau.x and the Americans plunged on It; miles above the Marne lo capture Cuvergnon. 11 miles south-southeast of the historic forest of Complcgne and ^'1 miles south- 1 'est of Soissons. The whereabouts of the second column after Its crossing at Laferte- Soui Jouarre was not immediately disclosed, but it was believed to be heading northeastward for Bcllean Wood and Chateau-Thierry. .Mile-Hour Advance On their right flank, other American tanks, riflemen and mobile artillery were advancing at a rate of better than a mile an hour, sweeping eastward more than L'S miles in their drive from Monlomlers to the St. Gond marshes. Farther to the southeast. American armored forces were disclosed officially to have driven Hi miles north of Troves beyond Arcis-gur Aube and about 1.1 miles northeast of Troves toward Vitry-I.eFrancois. which the Germans said already had been captured. Security blacked out all official news on the progress of the Allied forces across the Seine, but it was indicated thai the main striking force was aimed northward at Dieppe, Ainiens and Boulogne. Only n few thousand survivors of the German Seventh Army remained on the southwest bank of the Seine, fighting with small arms against overwhelming Allied land and air forces. The enemy remnants were tightly squeezed into the three great loops of (he Seine between Rouen and the channel, and trying desperately to fight their way across to safely. Allied planes and artillery maintained a murderous fire on the cornered enemy. Scrap LI. S. Planes, Air Chief Advises PLAN URGED TO INSURE AVIATION'S PROGRESS AFTER WAR CHICAGO, A UK. _•;». <u.p.>— Robert A. Lovett, assistant secretary of war for air. told the National Association of P.roadcastcrs at its executives war conference here today that surplus aircraft in America must be "purposefully and unemotionally" scrapped or salvaged ,-tflcr the present war to insure aviation'* progress. "Our safety lies in progress." Lovcti said. "Surplus liberty engines choked off our aircraft Industries afler the last war. This surplus continued through lOll'J — 14 ye;n s al'trr ilv war — and choked off development of our air power because we still had HftOO Liberty engines on hand. "U'e cannot afford to repeat such mistakes. There is going to have to be a large-scale scrapping of surplus aircraft after this war. This must be accepted realistically as one of the great costs of modern warfare. After reasonable current civilian demands have been filled and educational purposes met, what is left should be speedily, unemotionally, and ^purposefully salvaged or scrapped/' Lovett told the convention that the nation which commands the air can command its own fate and be a powerful influence in the maintenance of peace. Churchill Returns From Italy Visit HOUSE PROBES SUHTFUNB COMMnTEE UNCOVERS GIFTS FOR CAMPAIGNS doesn't upset stomach you need quick relief from pain, do you hc.sitale to take aspirin because ii leaves you with an upset stomach? II so, (his new medical discovery, SUPEKlN. is "just what the doctor ordered' : for you. Supvrln It otplrin plus—contains the same pure, safe aspirin you have long known—but developed by doctors in a special way for those upset by aspirin in its ordinary torai. Thli n»w kind of aspirin tablet dissolve* more quickly, Jets the aspirin get right at the job of relieving pain, reduces the acidity of ordinary aspirin, and does not irritate or up«e« stomach— even after repeated doses. Taor this out to remind you to get Supcrin today, so you cm hive it on hand when headaches, colds, etc., strike. See how quickly it relieves (pain —how fine you feel after taking. At your druggist's, 15< and 39*. Oklahoma Lieutenant Captures 946 Nazis Aug. :'!'. OP)— Prime !. Minister Churchill returned by air : late today from Italy. i In Rome, Prime Minister Churchill i indicated that Italy cannot expect to 'sit as a full ally of the I.'nited Nations at the peace table at the war's f' 11 ''"Naturally we cannot forget the circumstances of Mussolini's attack on Franco and Great Britain when we were at our weakest." he said in a farewell message to the Italian people, released last night. He declared that a nation which "lias allowed itself to fall into a tyrannical regime." must work its own way out. Churchill, who left Rome last Wednesday, said Italy's first duty was in purge her soil of "thi; foul Gei man taint." Schools to Train Peacetime Pilots WASHINGTON. AUK JH. (AV— The lloiihc campaign expenses committee today bewan a drive to un- rover "slush Hinds" and find out who contributes how much to the campaigns of candidates in the November elections. l^ibor and industry will be called, , before the group. Yesterday the i committee quizzed Sidney Hilhnan, | of the C. I. O.'s' political action com- j mittee and drew from him a vigorous defense of charges that the PAC is "communistic-engineered from the top down." Representative Church (R-Ill.) had ! made the charge. Ilillman replied I ili.it Church was "trying to prejudice i the public against us," and that he, ' Ilillman, would put his record of fighting coircnunlsm against that of | ('hurch at a ny time. i "I'm opposed lo communism be- c-ause I'm opposed to all totalitarian- ! ism—even in industry," Hillman asserted. | Hillman said the PAC is hacking the Roosevelt-Truman ticket and seeks to elect a "progressice Congress." He emphasized, however, that it will not. contribute funds to the Democratic national committee. The PAC, he s.iid. is nonpartisan and might support a Republican in any given campaign. In fact, he said, the ''. I. O. in 19,17 gave $5000 lo support Governor Thomas E. fiewey in his race for dlstrcit attorney in New York. Truman Speech, Hair Trimmed for Event CITY, Aug. I!!). (JP)— T.V S. Truman's speech have been properly be told that he's vice-presidential KANSAS Senator ||a and hair trimmed. He's ready to the Democratic nominee. The notification ceremony will be held in his birthplace, Lamar. Mo., Thursday night, and all the trimmings were completed yesterday. The Senator and Mrs. Truman ("she tells me what she thinks of my speeches, not what I want to hear") sliced the speech down to 2<l minutes. Barber Frank Spina took care of I the Truman hair. He met the sena- j tor—then a captain—during the last i war. and he's been Truman's barber ever since. 27 years. j HKKNOBLK. Aug. :'.",. (Delayed) I (JP> —A German formation of !Mii [troops surrendered today to a 'J4- ! year-old .American lieutenant, Clarence 1'j. Coggins of Poteau. Okla.. whom they had captured a shin I time before. The Na/.is were members of a divi- ! sion which the French said had been using ruthless methods in attempting to combat patriot activities, and apparently surrendered to the American for fear of what might happen if they fell into French hands. LOS ANUHLliS, A us. H!). <U.E> — War-born pilot tiaining schools in southern California and Arizona will serve as foundatir us for expanded peacetime pilot training, airplane engineer and local feeder passenger lines a survey of 64 schools in the area revealed today. The survey was made in the Western Flying Training Command by Aeronautical Training Society, liaison agency for civil contract pilot schools which have conducted all primary and some basic flight training for the army air forces since ID;!!). Biddle Blasts Nazi Monopolies Continued From PaRr One pan.v. the Aluminum Company and Standard f^jl. lie said cartel agreements were made under which (1) important firms were kept from the Latin American market, (2) others could not manufacture strategic products, including synthetic rubber, (3) development of the magnesium industry was retarded, (4) an American company was prevented from selling a certain type of munition to the British, (5) restrictions were imposed on plastic production and (6) means were established for getting information through inspection of American plants. LEATHER JACKETS ...FOR AMERICANS. *r» S-~ • • The Harry Coffee AIRLINER This one "has everything". It's a real tailored jacket with military fitted back, aviation style front with zipper all the way up. It's made of real pebble grain capeskin with knitted wristlets, colorful plaid lining and has three slash pockets... one closed with a zipper. 5.95 other leather jackets for boys... 10.95 to 20.00 — Staff Sergeant Lewis Moss, son of Mrs. Alary Archevjfue, 4B5 Lake street, was wounded in France while participating in the invasion in June. Sergeant Moss Is now in a hospital in Kngland. He entered the service in February, 19-P). U. S. Warplanes Rip Nazi Transport Lines LONDON", Aug. 29. (UP)—Approximately 750 American heavy bombers from Italy bombed enemy targets In Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia today, while other Allied wnrplanes from Hi-eat Hritain flew through rainstorms lo pound Herman transport lines from the Seine to the lleich border. Objectives of the Italy-based fleet also included the Tatisana bridge over the TaKliamento river between Triost and Venice, and bridges, at Borovnioa arid Salcano in Yugoslavia. A survey disclosed today, Home dispatches said, that American bombers, with the help of some British and French air units, had achieved the destruction of Toulon, France's greatest naval base, before its capture by ground forces. An estimated 1)000 tons of bombs rained down on the port by the Allied bombers, with demolitions carried out by the Germans, left little of value in the way of harbor installations, the survey showed. The wreckage of scores of ships of all sizes dot the harbor, including the battleship Strasbourg and the cruisers Provence. WEN TO TALK FOR GOVJEWEY THREE RADIO SPEECHES SET FOR G. 0. P. CAUSE \F.\V YoflK. AUK. ::!). (UP)—The Rcpviblican party's presidential campaign moved into full swing today, with three governors scheduled to broadcast tonight and three more on Friday night on coast to coast radio networks in behalf of Governor Thomas E. Dewey of Xew York. Governors Earl Warren of California, fTWiKht H. Green of Illinois and Raymond li. Baldwin of Connecticut will address the nation tonight at 7:15 p. ni. 1'acific war time. Over the Blue network. On Friday night. Governors Edward Martin of Pennsylvania, Andrew Schoepol of Kansas and Edward J. Thyo of Minnesota will speak over the National Hroadcasting Company network at 7::UI p. 111. Pacific war time. Governor John \V. Bricker of Indiana will make his first speech in his campaign for vice-president on September 9. when ho will address the Indiana Republican Editorial Association at French Lick Springs, the Indiana Republican state central committee announced today. Nazi 19th Army in Montelimar Trap Continued From P.igp One be more a general roundup of stray German prisoners than a battle- Kronen forces of the interior were I reported already in control of the A tide and Pyrenees Orientales. departments, the two provinces on the Mediterranean coast immediately north of Spain. The twin surrenders gave the Allies the two largest ports on the south coast of France and cleared the way for the engineers to begin the job of repairing harbor installations for the use of ships supplying the invasion armies. Kven as the last shot" were being' fired at Marseille and Toulon. Allied trucks were rushing emergency food supplies into the two cities for distribution to the civilian population. Flour was the first commodity to arrive, followed by meat and sugar. The Seventh Army also has released emergency medical supplies for civilian needs. FRESNO AND BAKERSFIELD Committee to Probe Gas Tax Fund Change SACIIAMKNTO, Aug. L'fl. (JF>—A joint legislative tax committee voted today to investigate the feasibility of eliminating the classification in the allocation of gas tax funds of state highways as primary and secondary with a view to saving between $50.0011 and $60.000 a biennium In bookkeeping costs. The group passed a motion by As- semblyrnan Lee T. Bashore. Glendora. to have Fred B. Wood, legislative counsel, look up the historical background of how primary and secondary roads were determined, and determine if the Legislature can legally lump them. State Highway Engineer George T. McCoy said that present state gas tax road apportionments would remain virtual!} the same under the proposed merger—it is now approximately 52 per cent for the north and 48 per cent for the south—but that instead of keeping four sets of books the highway department, would only have to maintain two. FORESIGHT LOS ANGELES, Aug. 2!). <JF>— No ornamental swords or fancy fighting gear for Radioman Second Class lr- win Serin. His war trophy, brought home from Saipan, is a practical answer to the transportation shortage: A captured Japanese bicycle. Germans Mass for Transylvania Fight Continued P'rom Page One nianded gasoline. . ammunition and food for his hard-pressed corps. Correspondents told repeated stories of fighting' between Rumanians and Germans, quoting captives of both nations. German resistance was liveliest in the Buzau are where the foe was trying to block the Russians before J'loesti and Brasov. Bombers pounded the Germans. Resist at Buzau Prisoners in the whirlwind Rumanian campaign now in its second week approached 275,000 with the 11,000 caged yesterday. The way was wide open to Bucharest, iloscow speculated that Soviet forces would reach the capital by tomorrow. Latest reports placed tank-led spearheads less than 50 miles away. A northern arm of General Rodion Y. Malinovsky's' Second Ukraine Army plunged through the pine-clad Oitux pass at Poiana-Sarata and penetrated 10 miles within northern Transylvania, capturing Bretcu and hurling back both German and Hungarian troops. (The fall of Bretcu, in the Hungarian-held section of Transylvania, was announced in the daily Soviet | communique, but the bulletin said nothing of any border crossing since Moscow does not recognzie the j Vienna award by which Hitler tore j the northern half of the province j from Rumania and gave it to Hungary.. Soviet marines, landing from ships of the Russian Black sea fleet, captured Sulina, Rumania's second seaport, and overran the Danube delta by seizing Tulcea, 42 miles inland at the head of the river's three channels. Have Your Eyes Examined Open a Charge Account GLASSES • That are right for your eyes and your job. CONSULT DR. R. F. 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