The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on September 5, 1944 · Page 6
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The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California · Page 6

Bakersfield, California
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Tuesday, September 5, 1944
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5 Tuesday, September 5, 1944 Che jBafaerJffclb CaUfornUm 9000 IDLE IN COAL SJKES GOVERNMENT CONTROLS 18 PENNSYLVANIA MINES riTTSRFlIGir. Sept. H. OP>—Approximately imun soft c,ial miners fit "1 pits were kept idle hy strikes today, most of them in a dispute over recognition of the new Mipi-r- vigors union. while IS mines w<i>' under government control. At tlie same tilii«- strike polls wi-ie uml'-r \\ay at HH more mines in \\e--t Virginia under ih' snper\'isif n ,i! the National Labor llelaiions l>..:i'.|. The lils 1 s!lil-e initiati'il at a I'll itndtr UMVI-I n n ii-lit eMntrn] u.i^ ••• poiti'il by the ^nliil fuels ailmini-i: •<• tion at Hie Mai-lntyii- mine "I tlj' K'irt|pyt''l A ! *iM si-111 u-ll ('n:ll C"Mi- |>anv in Indiana i-onmy. I'.i Th' iiftice reporu'd 111'' \\"rk!n~ 'niii-:- and not thr ^ii|n'i-\ isnj s. u--i'' i'!i strike. Tli^ mim eniplovs u.",". All I'iuilt niiehesler X I'] I t S ti N ] - I'. company mines, M-VH M \\liich \\M*' strike aft'i-ctMl. \\i-\-.- taken nv-r h\ the government last week. The company reported nhsenteeisn, i•imrinL' high at its mines other than Mae- In tyre. Operations were expected to he r( • sumed tomorrow at five \nt< ordeieil seixed yesterday by I'n-sidiit l;oose. veil, iii an order taking over 'itl.t mines. The oilier ten under government control were taken over last week and all were reported opcrnling except the Maclntyrc. Afril»KNT.\I.I,V SHOT SAX .loSK, Sept. ':. (U.I'! -Join, F. Kelly, -lil. Nice-president o! .\nii-iican Kici't i ot vpc I'omjianv <•!' San I'Yan- eiseo, was accidenia';!.'. -lic-t and killeri last niylit v, h« M In- '•hoigun exploded while )i" MH-- iluMiiug a wounded .}ackra}«!>it ^^ith the stock. Allies Capture 2400 Germans m France rmitinuort From Page One Tuiirniis. tin 1 Frencli were fast ap- pniai-hing within striking distance ,.i iii.ii.ii, last major rail and highway i entc'- between the southern Allied forces and those to tbe north. Tin- French sent a spearhead northward from Villefrance, where tli.-y i apt urcil 1MOO prisoners, to the nice ii' St. Bonnet de Rruyeteres, 17 mill s ilnc west of Maeon. A communique said the French nml American forces, driving north aluiit; linth !)anks of the Saone, were mn'tiiiLr only "ineffectual resistance. 11 the Germans apparently hav- ini; withdrawn their main forces in retreat'iip the valley, on. ;i wine center with a popu- in nf ;ibout ItJ.fioft, is 1:1 miles nf Mnnlrcvel, where the Amert- continued ihejr advance north- I after beating back a stiff GI-I • counterattack. I li'.nli;uarters announced that the l>!i- r of prisoners In southern France ii A totals more than li.'i.ddu. I'aptureil German troops, virtually ielt to i heir own resources, to reach the Kcich. mounted by the hundreds .i" tbe Americans and French cut the escape routes north and northeast of Lvon. Tbe far western arm of tbe French forces, which reached St. Bonnet de Bruyeres. was reported unable to maintain contact with the fleeing Germans. 1 H-ist of the Saoue. I he Americans < were nice-ling only slight delaying | resistance cleared in Lyon. France's j third city, it was announced that some reconstruction work bad begun. particularly temporary repairs to bridges the Germans destroyed. Grand Jury to Prove Dorsey-Hall Fight HOLLYWOOD, Sept. r,. (UP) — Foreman George K. Armstrong announced today that the county grand jury would thoroughly investigate the slashing of Screen Actor Jon Hall in the now notorious battle on [Jand Leader Tommy Dorsey's apartment balcony. All witnesses. Including Dorsey and his pretty actress wife. Pat Dane, one of the leading participants in the bloody brawl who refused to talk when the district attorney conducted an investigation, will be subpoenaed for the inquiry to start September 1L', Armstrong said. KTI<:S TKAIMM; f'orporal Vcrmm D. Ib.bbs. son of | Mr. and .Mrs. .less .1. llol.lis. snj j<>live I'll ive. is completing his train- Mug at I'h'ivis. X, M . as raditi operator, and will soon bead into com- bat with the rest of bis crew. Plans for Demobilizing Cuniinm'iJ From Pn^r Ono could lie discharge,) when Germany is defeated, lie indicated, however, they said, that many troops now in Ktirope will lie transferred by units to other war thealeis and others will remain in ICnrope as an army of occn pa tion. They also said selective service spokesmen have Indicated a desire to continue Induction!! indefinitely to keep a fresh supply of men going Into the service with the hope that troops who have long fighting records or have spent long periods in disease-infested jungles could be released. Some congressional quarters have heard reports that the army will he able to discharge as many as Z.dOn.onn men after Germany collapses. The question of continued drafting of men was in the forefront of their discussions. Representative .lames \V. Wads- wiirth (I'5-N. V.I. co-author of the draft act. pointed out that the law expires May la. lll-l.i, and that it would he necessary to extend it if inductions are to continue beyond that period. \ \ TETTERS HOME frequently praise the cheap- JL< ness of California's electricity and Natural Gas. We've had newcomers tell us they could scarcely believe their first bill. They say they realize that winters are warmer—but they realize also that rates out here are a. lot less! This is something for Californians to take pride in, for—unlike our climate—these low utility rates are something we've had a hand in ourselves. They're low because we made 'em that way. And we don't consider they've hit bottom yet! During the past ten years, while living costs have gone UP 27%, P. G. and E. has reduced the cost of electricity 24% and the cost of gas Bulgarian Policy Blasted by Russia Continued From Page Ona many against the Soviet Union, saving her retreating forces from tbe pursuit of the Red Army and giving them bases on Bulgarian territory to create a new center of resistance on the part of Germany against the forces of the anti-German coalition by land as well ns hy sea." Moscow said only n break with Germany would save Bulgaria, traditional Balkan friend of Russia, from disaster. Bulgaria and Russia previously had maintained diplomatic relations throughout the war. Hitler never succeeded in obtaining Bulgarian troops for his war in the east. Bulgaria entered Hitler's Axis primarily to avoid a fj B | lt w j t)l ,-; 0 ,,. many. ln>r world ally, and to further her dream of a "greater Bulgaria" at the expense of her Balkan neighbor*. She signed on Hitler's dotted line in April, I!I4I. Premier Meads .Mission A Finnish mission will depart for Moscow tomorrow, the Berlin radio said today, to negotiate peace terms under the armistice which ended hostilities on the Finnish-Russian front yesterday. Premier Hantii Hackzell and Foreign Minister C. ,1. A. Enckell are expected to head the mission, which will consist of about 10 members. Berlin declared. The broadcast made no reference to the disposition of German troops stationed in Finland. Dispatches from Stockholm last night quoted Finnish sources there as saying .N'ax.i forces scattered throughout the southern part of the country were expected to begin withdrawing today. Three Na/.i Divisions This source estimated there probably were three German divisions in southern Finland, despite reports •if gradual withdrawals from that area. The situation in northern Finland remained obscure, although there were reports in Sweden that the Germans were withdrawing via northern Norway. I'ndcr the terms of the armistice, Finland gave Germany until September 15 to evacuate all her forces. Those remaining in Finland after that date will be disarmed and interned, tbe Helsinki government said. Yanks in Germany, Nab Two Towns, Says Report A job with a locomotive to help you Work for a company whose biggest job is still ahead This joli pn.vs about $220 bnse pny. after a couple of weeks of training. It's n jol> for an active man who doesn't like dull routine and who does .like to see things move. The join switching railroad cars, t niins . . coupling 'em up, shunting 'em on to sidings. . . . freights from all over the country, loaded with guns, tanks, war materials. You'll work with an engine crew (good guys if ever there were any>, have a locomotive to do the heavy work. Remember, Southern Pacific's biggest job is still ahead . . . handling the ever-increasing war load for the drive in the Pacific. Tour work will be vital. Jtnilroud pass privileges. Fine pension plan. Medical services. The kind of job you can be proud of. I-ook into this today. (Student Brakemen needed also. Pays about $220 per month also, after short training.) See or write B. W. MITCHELL 8. P. Station, Itakerstield • or your nearest S. P. Agent PACIFIC OAI AND ILICTIIC COMPANY t Have Your Eyes Examined Optn a Ghargi Account GLASSES • That are right for your eyes and your job. CONSULT DR. R. F. ABRAMS OPTOMETRIST 1507 Nineteenth Street Phone 2-733S Legal Notices NOTICE TO CREDITORS No. 8440 In the Superior «,ourt of the Slate of California, in and for the County of Kein. In the Matter of the Estate of HENKY A. GARRISON. Rls.i known an HENHY GAKitlSON. also known an H. A. GARRISON, ttlsn known n- HPNRV S. GARHI- SON. Ueceuxed NOTICE IS HEREBJT GIVEN by the undersigned. MAZIE GARRISON, Executrix of tbe Estate of HENRY A. GARRISON, also known ai HENRV GARRISON, ulso known as H. A. GARRISON, also known as HENRY S. GARRISON, deceased, lo the creditors of, and all per•one having claims against the said deceased, to present them with the occe»- nary vouchers within alx months after the firm publication nf this notice, to nuld Gxerutrli lit the law offices of BURUM AND SHORTK1DGtt. Suite 606 Uaberfelde Building. Bakersfleld. County of Kern. Slate of California, which said nfflcn the undersigned selects a.i a place of buslneai In all matters connected with •aid estate, or to file them with the necessary vouchers. Within alx months after the flrat publication of this notice In the office of Inn Clerk of the Superior Court nf the State of California. In and for ih* County of Kern. Dated and first published August 15, 1944. M/ZIE GARRISON. Executrix of the Relate of Henry A. Qarrl- •oii, also known as Henry Garrlaon, also known •• Henry B. Garrison, also known aa H. A. GARRISON. BURUM AND SHORTRIDGE, Attorney! for Executrix. Aut. IS. 12. 29; Sept. 6. 12. Continued F rendering by the thousands to the Canadians. An official spokesman said the Antwerp port facilities, some of the best in western Europe, were in "nuite pood condition." since the CJerm.ins had lit HP time to carry out their demolitions before yielding the great port to onrushlngr British forces. United States First Army columns on the British right flank were reported, however, within LT> miles of the Nazi border beyond Liege, 60 milos southeast of Antwerp. The fJerman defense of the low countries appeared to have collapsed under the slashing thrusts of the British tanks and motorized infantrymen, advancing through feeble opposition and liberating town after town as I'.-tst as their supply trains could follow. An estimated 100,(100 Hermans were pinned against the channel i-oiist in their rear. Most of Belgium was in the hands of the British and their American First Army comrades driving cast- ward through the Meuse valley, and the speed of the Allied offensive indicated that the battle of the Netherlands would be over as swiftly as in 1!)40 when the derma n hordes conquered the country in five days. Escape Avenue Closed The drive into Antwerp at the Rchelde river estuary closed the last avenue of escape for the cornered Geiman divisions holding out far to the west in the French channel ports of Le Havre, Boulogne, Calais and Dunkerque. Official spokesmen admitted that the terrain between the north bank of the Somme and Antwerp was only loosely held ;it many points and some of the luii.OOO hemmed in Germans could probably break through. ! The pocketed Nazis vwre known to have lust most of their armor and transport, however, and it was believed that the great majority almost certainly faced death or capture. British troops stormed into Antwerp yesterday after a 24-mile clash north from Brussels and by evening had cleared isolated Nazi rear guards from the dock area and were driving on acrtoss the Dutch frontier. Advanced columns pushed 7 miles over the border to occupy Breda and were reported rolling across flat, almost undefendable terrain toward Kidhiven. H2 miles to the east-southeast. The thrust outflanked Rotterdam. 27 miles north-northwest of ! Breda. | Towns Captured Liouvain, 13 miles cast of Brussels; Mechelen, 1L' miles north of the capital, and Alost. 13 miles to the northwest, also were taken. The French industrial city of T,,ille, bypassed in the first rush of tbe British drive into Belgium, was captured. Headquarters had no comment on the reports that Lieutenant-General George S. Patton's American Third Army columns, which have been operating under a security "blackout" rom Page One for days, had invaded Luxembourg and possibly Germany itself. Latest official information put the Americans between Verdun and Metz and approaching Nancy at the southern end of their line. In Luxembourg General Dvvlght I). Eisenhower hinted strongly that operations were in progress inside Luxembourg or were about to begin there, announcing late yesterday that the liberation of that country and Belgium was under way and that the fight for Netherlands was imminent. Nazi broadcasts made it clear, however, that the greater battle of Germany itself was approaching swiftly, if it had not already begun. An official Berlin spokesman broadcast an appeal to the German people last night to rise against the Allied invader and to put the torch to everything in the path of Eisenhower's armies. Warning on Aid "Not one grain of German crops shall fall into the enemy's hands, no German shall guide him, no German hand shall help him," the spokesman declared in a grim warning to possible fifth columnists inside the Reich. "Nothing but death and destruction shall meet him. He .shall bleed horribly for every meter of German soil which belongs to us and which he wants to rob us of." Other Berlin propagandists boasted that their armies, on the run everywhere from the channel to Alsace- Lorraine, would stand and fight on their Siegfried Line. The American First Army in the valley of the Meuse, meanwhile, was reported at Liege, barely jr> miles from Aachen, and unconfirmed reports said I'niled States artillery was shelling the German city. Reds ThreatenSplit in German Front Continued From Page One* positions above Ploesti to capture the big railway and highway junction of Brazov. Capture of the town put the Soviets at the entrance to the Transylvanian plains extending 1?:10 miles northward into Hungary proper. Siniai. site of the Rumanian royal summer palace 21 miles south of Brasov, also was captured in the lied army advance. Other Russian units striking west of Ploesti and northwest of Bucharest scored substantial gains in converging drives on Pitesti. an important rail junction controlling the lines leading to the Yugoslav and Bulgarian borders. The Soviets captured Vale-Mare. 10 miles east of Pitesti and 1lM miles from the Danube river's iron gate crossing on the Rumanian-Yugoslav border. BUZZ-BOMB'S ENI>—Taken by the automatic camera on an Allied fighter plane which blasted a German robot bomb in mid-air over England, the pictures above tell a serial story of one buzz- bomb that failed in its mission. Photos show (1) robot bomb in four-mile-a-minute flight; (U) hit, it slows down, starts to spout smoke and flame: (IJ) black smoke envelopes it as fire spreads: (4) fire reaches explosive warhead. With terrific blast, bomb bursts— harmlessly. Germans "Murder" Village in France Continued From Page One '*• One house caught fire. When a young- man fled with clothes aflame he was shot down. Another, older man was shot as he tried to run ln,to the woods. Searched Homes The Germans then searched house by house, seizing every man they found. When they came to the one In bed with a broken leg they just shot him and went on. The prisoners were loaded o"n trucks, taken outside the village and lined up before machine guns. Most of the women and children had fled terror stricken into the woods but the wife of one man followed the Germans. She fell on her knees in front of the officer in charge of the ex<* rnlion and pleaded for the men's lives. Her pleas were successful. The officer ordered the execution cancelled hut the soldiers fell upon the helpless men and beat them with fists and rifle butts. Start Fires Other German soldiers went through the town, looting and setting every house on fire. "Next was the village of Mamec, just like this one but more people have been killed," Wagner said. "We passed through there last • night but did not stay." "This is not the first time this German outfit burned a village and shot many men," added Lieu- m tenant Robert Walker, Indianapolis. Ind. "We have been follbw- ing this panzer outfit and they burned several villages." Later at rear headquarters came reports that the village of Robert Kspange had been burned and 52 men killed and that Beury had been burned. Both villages are between Vitry and St. Miniel. "With all the savagery of the last war wo had nothing like this," declared Major Edmond Ball, Mun> fie. Tnd. Pepti-Cola Company. Long Itland City, N. Y. Franchiied Bottler: Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Bakoriflold , "OUR FORD ALWAYS STARTS ... ALWAYS RUNS! I've owned Fords since 1934 and they've never failed me. They're fighters. That's what I like. I was a boxer—met some of the best heavyweights in the 1930's." "Si/re glad I've got a FORD!' "OUT HERE WEATHER GETS TOUGH, winter and summer. When you're raising stock and grain on a halt-section, you often have to get to town and back fast or it can prove costly. The Ford has power and pep needed for any road and weather.*' "REPAIRS HAVE COST ME VERY LITTLE. My 1940 Ford is mighty easy on gas and tires, top. And it's kept its smart looks and good finish in spite of hard use. You can bet your life that I'll want to buy another Ford when they're available again!" Sfl>'5 CHARLES RETZLAFF, Stock and Grain Farmer Leonard, North Dakota From every state come friendly let* ters telling of the good service Ford owners are getting from their cars. City and town folk, farmers and ranchers, doctors and war workers, write to express what millions of other Ford owners know to be true. They praise the fact that their cars are powerful, economical and dependable—that they are comfortable and easy to drive—and that their fine perform* ance, backed by Ford Dealers' Protective Service, endures for years. M 5,000 MM in NEWS NOTES: ing crawt. Tfoy mrar oirf 5,000 mop* end 3,000 broomt a month, mi un 86 ton* of loop and 15,000 aaHoiu of point... ford ongiMtri ken dtiigi*d men Man 1,400 macfciiw toMy rfwrfc**. Mm ttM Ml«KUM0 Ft* Nmwy mi Una*

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