The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on September 5, 1944 · Page 2
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The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California · Page 2

Bakersfield, California
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Tuesday, September 5, 1944
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2 Tuesday, September 5, 1944 Ordinarily Ahoy Southern California i* a threr minutr chat with Lifiitrn. ant.Commandrr L. tl. Blanchaid. n r hai pp ot th'i Navy Rrrruitiiifl Deli ii I. Todfty'l pirre-in-thp-paper, lumrvcr it written by FRED BECK. mtlQncil to ! ; f office of Rrar Admiral I. C. Jnln.ic director nf the tiffin* of naval nldo procurement at Lot Anoelnl. Calif. Step iii a little closer ladi' - : . because today J hnve ;> vi ;y special proposition for you. One time ns n special inducement I offered fin rvenin^ of minuets nnd meal b:ill- wilh W.'ilt./inc WeiustocK whoso daily pieces a|i|>c:ir in the west's fastest growing paper, but this time I \\:i\<- nn even belter deal. To come to (lit 1 point —woiJil nny of yon girls be inlereMid iu ui'ttin;: married'.' l!ut lirsl I should explain Hint n fun dniiccr i.< nolliiiiR but n nudist wiih n ronlinjj F.vMcm and for Hie hi'iielil of I hose- who c.'inie in late I would like lo explain tluit due to some kind of an oversight (he United Slalcs X.-ivy let me join. One thine led (o another nnd 1 wound up with orders In spear girls for the WAVES, the niivy being in dire need of bright girls to help wiih various mmtical fhores. Because I have something on the rdilor of this paper lie agreed to lei me advertise for WAVKS on eh Siiliminy—nnd right iiow you've been tricked into rending n .Toin-Uie- WAVES advertisement. Now I have discovered that one of the reasons some girls hesilalc to join (lit? navy is (hat woman's natural place in the American scheme of things calls for a rose-covered cot- tiige to push n vacuum dormer nrtiuiul in, nnd to raise children in. nnd to have the neighbors into on Snturday night for pretzels and spit-in- t he-ocean. I !tni assured Unit such n setup is the fond desire of nil girls, but it entails acquiring a husbund. Some girls sustain (he silly delusion that by joining the WAVKS they arc delaying the day when they can snare n spouse and begin the highly commendable nnd blissful process of being a good wife. Over in Idaho there is an establishment laughingly culled Bedside Mnnor. This, according to Mrs. Commander II. von Briesen who lins written me a letter all about it, is a naval hospital at Farrngut. Idaho, and it. is simply jumping with WAVKS. Furthermore these WAVKS are very adept at. getting married. Mrs. Von Briesen has also sent me a copy of the hospital's newspaper. The Bedside Examiner, containing an article proving that while WAVES are pretty hot at replacing men, they nrc also good at marrying them. There are l(r_! WAVKS stationed at Bedside Mnnor and one-third of them have goi married while there ami they did not pick on the invalidSj particularly. If the MIHIC rule of marrying goes on all W2 or them will be booked by (!uy Kawkes' day of ne.xt year and this is better than the civilian record, I think. By Guy Kawkes' day of next year a lot. of civilian girls will still be casling about and gelling nowhere. This proves thai enlistment in the navy will not dampen male ardor or Increase the odds against you cornering a good man. In fact your • •hanccs of getting booked for a happy married future are increased if these Idaho statistics are on I lie level. There are other reasons too why a smart mouse like you. Mabel, should join the na\y. One is. you're needed to help Jinish the job. It's your patriotic duty. You'll learn things (hat will be valuable in the years ahead. And if you insist on asking the price, the fact is that navy pay is good ami besides that you might as well help yourself to a tdice of the benefits that would be yours under the G. I. Bill of Rights. Get the fascinating fa< Is at your local Navy Recruiting Station, Post Office Building. Telephone 2-8269. This Advertisement Sponsored by Dr. Harold Haskell OPTOMETRIST 1434 Nineteenth Street Barbara Hutton Sues to Halt Payments •\VlT,MlMYni.V, Del., Set. 5. <<*>>— RarliaK'. lliiiton Grant, five-aml-ten heiress, sued today to prevent fur| (her ii-iMiients to her former hus- jbiimt. fount fourt IlaiiRwitJ! Tle- yentio\v. ;rnin $1 ..V'O.IIOO trust finul \\hiih sin- established for him In i'h" In iress, now the wife of nelnr p.-nv 'ii-iiit. snld nevenllo\y hml vln- l.ilr.i !!,•• trust nKreement by reins- iiu,- to return their son, T.nnee, H. M In r ruslody Inst June 30, In ne. rnfii.ince with the terms of a dlvl- d'-nil custody jiBreernenl. ' In-ii-nd," her uttorniy said, "lie the boy to faniidii.' 1 J';-. Grant sued in Calilnrnia hist .'i i' '"r full custody of J.aiicc, »s- -•i-r-i; that the former Hanis-h .i :'y was not fit lo have partial !,.,iv. Reception Is Given McFarland Faculties Mi FAPJUAXD, Sept. 5—Highlight lug the season's social events of this community, the faculties of the grammar and hijjh .schools were formally welcomed into their positions of leadership last night by a reception at HIP mmmiinity hnii, topped by a putlui'k dinner and several addresses given by officials of the Schools. The n-cfptinn was presented under the sponscn ship of the Parent-Tench- ITS' Association of the two schools in observance of the annual demonstration that bespeaks the community's spirit of hospitality. Present Ml Hie reception were the following faculty members of the eienvnla ry school: Mesdames Kattie Mc<"ulley, Trent 1 Jameson, Ash I old. \Vilm.-i AVallacc Hii M< drill, Klsie May SI; Ann Davis, •e SehlfiKer, Ihery n Ca v- rgan. Melva de, Dorothy I \Veller, Edna Armstrong, Mr. Gerald Miller and G. C. Higginbotham. principal. High school faculty members present were -Mrs. Helen Carver. Miss Harriet Knoblock, Miss Dorothy Wileox, Walter F. Conrad. Noel I). Glasgow, U. f. Allen, Hunt ley Webb and I,. A. Wiener, principal. Members (if the two boards of trustees were represented in attendance as well as the community at large, wiih the community hall crowded to capacity. Chester Ashford, attendance officer, was also present and spoke concerning his j work. The noted "Wings of Melody," colored glee club of Minter Field, furnished the music, with numerous | spirituals, classical numbers and I popular solids. \ Mrs. f',. ('. Zimmerman, the Par-j ent- Teacher Association president.' noted in her brief address that the j two schools opened with full facilities despite i ho shortage of teachers. YANKS REVERSE VERDUN BATTLE PATTON'S MEN RACE OVER HISTORIC SITE WHO WILL PAY YOUR FUNERAL BILLS? Your widow will not have to pay funeral bills out of the insurance you leave her. If you are alone in the world, friends will not have to assume the burden of red-tape before money for funeral bills can be made available. You can spare your loved ones financial worries and obtain priceless peace of mind for yourself by this sensible plan, THE FOREST LAWN PROTECTION PLAN ELIMINATES FUNERAL BILLS Under the Forest Lawn Protection Plan, all funeral bills are eliminated no matter when or where the need occurs. Furthermore, cash is immediately available to pay burial bills — extra cash can be provided for "last illness" and other expenses —and a monthly cash income to tide the family over the difficult months of readjustment. You may specify any funeral director, anywhere in the U.S. or Canada. Any person, regardless of age, may apply for this Protection. The cost is surprisingly low. Furthermore, the Forest Lawn Protection Plan provides cash and loan values, and there can be no assessments. This protection is issued by an old-line, legal reserve company. SEND FOR FREE BOOKLET NOW! Mail coupon TODAY for free booklet which tells how to protect your insurance funds — how to protect your loved ones — how to assure your peace of mind. NO obligation. FOREST LAWN LIFE INSURANCE CO. 1600 So. GUndol* Av«, D«pt. tiX-1' GUndoU 5, California PI*OM Mnd IM, without cotl or obligation, a booklet explaining the Forttt lawn Protection Plan. VKnnr.v, AUK. 31 (Delayed). (UP) "They shall not pass" was the watchword Ivre in 19KM917 when a million men foiiRht In the mud for a few square miles of shell-scarred earih. "They ph.-ill not halt" was the slogan today when Lieutenant-Gen- frnl Oporjjp. s. I'atton, Jr.'s rampag- IIIR armored spearheads rolled over the historic battleground at tourist speeil .Mud continued pell-mell in pursuit of the 'Ifrinan remnants fleeing toward their own bonier. In less than 2-1 hours, Patton's Third Army linked Reims and Vcr- flun, an accomplishment that tools the Allies four year." to complete in Ji'lx and cost hundreds of thousands of lives. We lost » few tanks and suffered amazingly few casualties in today's march to Verdun. We took the concrete forts without opposition and raced on past thousands of well-kept Braves marked by the white crosses of men who died in the mud to do what. 1944 Yankee armor did at 35 miles per hour. RFI'RKSKXTATIVKS IN LONDON T,ON'DOX, Sept. S. (/P>—Representatives Hays in-Ark.) and Judd Ill-Minn.) arrived today and talked with Ambassador John O. Winant. Five congressmen are now in London. ^^ f Facing Families Is Hardest Job of War-Maimed Veterans By JOAN MITCHELL FIELD, N. Y., Sept. 5. <U.R>—The girl In the blue seersucker dress with the telephone company insignia on her arm plugged the telephone into the far end of the hospital ward and carried the cord over to the blond boy's bed. "I've changed my mind," the boy said. "I Just can't talk to her." "You promised me," the telephone girl said. "You said you would call today." She smiled. She was a civilian I and could give no orders, but she took it upon herself to help the hoys in their first homefront battle- facing their families. Took Telephone The boy took the telephone. His hands were shaking. The men around him gave him the only privacy possible. They ignored him. "I won't tell her about my leg," the boy said. "I'll just tell her I don't love her." "Give her a chance," the telephone girl said and put the call through. Tears rolled down the boy's face. When he started to talk his voice was so weak he had to start over. "Hello, Amy," he said. "I'm home. They brought me home In a plane. I'm fine Amy, honest I'm fine." Tells About Leg Then, with more bravado, he told her flatly he had lost a leg. He said he would talk about their engagement later, when he got to a hospital nearer home. He said he didn't want to hold her to any promises MAINLINERS to SAN FRANCISCO i« hn . LOS ANGELES %b.. r New York, Washington, D. €. Chicago, Seattle, Portland YOUNGER made more than year ago. And then in a soft voice, he told her not to cry. When he handed the telephone back to the nurse, there was a strange look on his face. "She was wonderful," he said. "She said, why didn't I ask the doctor for an artificial leg? Boy, is she brave." Worried About Family The telephone girl moved on, smiling. The boy's actions were only too fumilar to her. The scores of wounded who pour into this hospital base from Europe by plane dally are 90 per cent more worried about their mothers and sweethearts than they are about themselves. Those who can walk—on crutches or in casts—almost to a man go to the phone booths opposite the ad- mittlngr center as soon as they arrive. They call their mothers first. They rarely mention their wounds. They say, "I'm fine. Don't cry, mother." Call Wives Later, those who are married call their wives. They customarily attempt to tell their wives what is wrong with them—in a general way. Some say that there Is a tough year ahead, convalescing. Others say they will be "as good' as new in no time ut all." The boys joke about their Injuries, but that's among themselves. Most have seen too much death not to be glad they arc still alive. One with a paralyzed leg asked a nurse if he would be able to danec now. Sure, she said. "That's fine," said the boys. "I never could before." -THI MAIN UN I AIRWAY UNITED AIR LINES K«rn County Airport * Call 4-4068 Fliers Rescued After Month in Swamps YANKS LIVE ON PLANE WINGS AFTER CRASH IN NEW GUINEA HOLLANDIA, NETHERLANDS NEW GUINEA, Sept^ 6. <U.PJ— Four American airmen who lived for more than a month on the wings of their plane after It crashed in one of the most dense swamps of New Guinea, were rescued and have recovered from their experience, the Netherlands News Agency reported today. The men, rescued by a mixed Dutch and American patrol, were Lieutenant P. M. Barnett of Mailland. Fla., pilot: Flight Officer R. Wright of San Diego, Calif., navl- gator; Private First Class Quid- geon of Norwich, Conn., gunner, and Sergeant Peter Whitland of Paterson, N. J., radio operator. They had lived on their crashed plane in a vast Sago swamp, so impenetrable that they had to struggle for three hours through deep, slimpy mud to salvage supplies dropped to them by air and which landed only 100 yards away, the news agency reported. Location of the rescue was not given, but the news agency reported it was "under the nose* of the Japanese command in the area. The returning patrol encountered a force of 100 Japanese, killed 30, and took eight prisoners, the TAILORED SLACKS B07S Harry Coffee Slacks for boys are cut over special patterns designed to fit growing boys. That's the reason they hang so well and look so nice on the boy. The fabrics are chosen with an eye to the severe service demanded of them and they're tailored with this same thought in mind. Gabardines, twills and bedford cords are the popular fab- - rics and the colors are blue, tan, beige, mocha and brown. SIZES 12 TO 18 95 1 r\95 TO 10' JUNIOR SIZES 4 TO 10 5 50 TO 9.50 SON OF ERIN IS MAQUISJBDER DESCENDENT OF IRISH LEADS FIGHT ON NAZIS ORLEANS, France, Aug. 20 (IJ«- layecl). UP> —Sure and wouldn't you be knowing that the leader of 5000 French Maquis, who have been play- Ing hob with the Germans for two years, has a name as Irish as Paddy's pig. This Gallic Robin Hood goes by . the Emerald Isle monicker of Putrick O'Neill and he doesn't care if the Germans know it. It has been a long time since this wiry 6-foot-pltis colonel or his clan* kissed the Blarney H<one or threw a shillalah, but he still has all the battling skill of his ancestors who forsook lirln for France. "My people left Ireland "00 years ago," said the Maquis commander, who still looks like one oC the fighting "black" Irish and who is renowned among American troops as well as his own people for grticrrilla exploits against the Nazis. O'Neill learned military tactics at St. Cry, the West Point of France. He served as a captain in the French . Army and was twice wounded In 1940, "but never taken prisoner," he recalls proudly. For two years during the German occupation he lived quietly with his wife and three children. Then two yenrs ago a group of young Frenchmen, who refused to be drafted for labor in Germany, asked him to be their leader and join the Maquis. Despite family responsibilities and a dark outlook for Allied victory, O'Neill accepted. lie has risen steadly and now leads 50(10 Maquis in four department:; of France around Orleans. - Hecause of security reasons, O'Neill declined to give some details of the * manner in which the Maquis operate, but said that his men were aj-med with weapons dropped by Allied planes long before the Invasion. • CATHEDRAL GUARDED NKVv YORK, Sept. 5. ttf>—St. Patrick's Cathedral on Fifth avenue was guarded by a special police de- tali today. K. E, Conroy, F.B.I, special agent, told police he had received this written message: "It's too bad that St. Patrick's Cathedral is next on the Nazi bombing list. Explosives will be planted on the Fiftieth street side." IMintnciraph AUSTIN SI HINDS IT IS GOOD ANYTIME NO MATTER HOW OLD HAVE YOUR SITTING NOW! OPEN EVENINGS AND SUNDAYS FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE 1524 Nineteenth Street Phone 3-0930 BAKERSFIELD DAILY HOURS: 9 a. m. to 8 p. m. Sundays 1 p. m. to 6 p. m. DORMAN PHOTO SHOP 1673 Chester Av«nu« Special Rates to Babl«», 8«rvlc«m«n and Woman Open After 6 P. M. and Sunday by Appointment PHONE 8-8793 RECORDS FRESNO AND BAKERSFIELD. Sec HARRY CITRON Expert •id Watch

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