The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on September 5, 1944 · Page 11
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U. S. Diplomatic System Compromised by Tyler Kent WASHINGTON', Sept. 4. UP>—The state department said today that Xyler Kent, the American embassy code clerk in London, who was convicted by British courts In October. 1940, of violating the British official secrets act also compromised the whole American diplomatic code system in use at that time by making unauthorized copies of more than 1500 secret papers. The department issued a statement on the case because, it said, of "recent inquiries and newspaper re- piorts." The case has come up for discussion in both Congress and the British Parliament. Senator Shipstead (R-MInn ) touched off a lively debate by reading to the Senate last Jane a London dispatch to the Chicago Tribune. The dispatch quoted John McGovern, Independent Laborite member, as saying, "I have been told" that Kent and Captain A. H. M. Ramsay, a member of Commons, were imprisoned to prevent disclosure of a reported prewar understanding between President Roosevelt and Winston Churchill, then first lord of the admiralty. The understanding was described as a pledge that if Britain entered the war the United States |(,'ould aid her. The state department said that American diplomatic immunity for Kent was waived by Ambassdaor Joseph P. Kennedy after Scotland Yard Informed the ambassador that Kent was suspected of transmitting to a German agent copies or abstracts of documents useful to the enemy and prejudicial to British interests. The question of whether the American government will prefer additional charges against Kent for violating diplomatic secrecy will be decided after he has served his seven- year term in British prisons and again comes under the jurisdiction of American courts, the department said. Tne department's account related that British police searched Kent's room on May 20, 1!)40, with an officer of the embassy present, and found copies of embassy material totaling more than 1500 individual papers. It said he also had two newly made duplicate keys to the index bureau and code room of the embassy in addition to the keys furnished him officially for his use as a code clerk. Kent was quoted as explaining that the new keys had been made so that if ho should ever be transferred from code work to another section of the embassy he would still have access to the code room. Kent's trial, the department said, v,-ns attended by the American consul general, who had helped Kent to obtain a lawyer to defend him. Hitler Discusses War With Jap Ambassador The Berlin radio said today that Adolf Hitler had received Japanese Ambassador Hirosht Ohlma. at his headquarters yesterday for a long conference on "topical questions concerning the two nations and the common conduct of the war." The broadcast, reported by the Federal Communications Commission, said German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop sat in on the talk. FRIED CORN MEAL MUSH WITH Tea Garden SYRUP 1r Tea Garden Cane and Maple Syrup ... a delicious blend, with the flavor of pure maple sugar. Tea Garden Drips ... a thicker syrup, deeper color ... distinctively different flavor. Breakfast Menu Hit! Poached Eggs in Ham Cups* Fried Corn Meal Mush Tea Garden Syrup 'Fry round slices of minced htm until they form cups. Be sur« it'i CANE SUGAR insist on IN REFINERY-PACKED CONTAINERS GERMANS STIFFEN! TALY RESISTANCE EIGHTH ARMY ADVANCES TO 7 MILES FROM RIMINI Calttomian Tuesday, September 5, 1944 T5OME. Sept. 5. (JP>— Bi itish Eighth Army troops are within seven miles of the Adriatic port of Rimini after smashing through German Gothic Line defenses, but enemy resistance on this flank of the Italian front is stiffening, Allied headquarters said today. T-lrit ish warships supported the idvance along the const by pouring more than 80(1 shells into Nazi positions, the bulletin said. On the opposite end of the front, the American Fifth Army was said to have extended its advance west of Florence. The Mediterranean Air Force flew 18(10 .sorties, attacking the harbor at Genoa, and railyards at Ravenna. West of Florence the Fifth Army scored gains of almost five miles, reaching Serchio river and outskirts of Lucca, a provincial capital of 82,000 arid a junction of six important roads. Full occupation of Pisano in the central sector also gave the Americans possession of key terrain east of Pisa and south of Lucca. Xorth and east of Florence the British encountered growing resistance., especially heavy artillery fire. They made new gains, however. In the important Conca bridgehead fight, the Germans threw in tanks of the Twenty-sixth Panzer Division, a new unit. Few usable highways and railways remained after the attacks as supply or retreat routes for Germans in the Gothic Line. American mediums alone knocked out J6 of 18 bridges attacked. Earthquakes Shake Northeastern U. S. By United Tress Two earthquakes reverberated through eastern, mid-western.and and southern states and southern Canada early today, the first rattling windows, breaking water mains and doing some scattered property damage. The second passed virtually unnoticed except for scientific recordings. The Reverend Joseph ,T. Lynch, seismologist at Fordham University. said the first tremor—which he said was severe—occurred at 12:3!) a. m. (K. \\'. T). The second was recorded at 4:5.':17 a. m. Hundreds of sleepers in the Xew England states, Xew York, Xew Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware. West Virginia and as far south as Georgia and west of Chicago were routed from their beds by the initial shock. Father hynch said the quake was centered 1!7() miles northwest of Ts'ew York City in central Xew York state. MADE MORE, SPENT MORE WASHINGTON. Sept, 5. (&)— In i the first half of 1!H4. Americans produced more, made more, saved more and spent more than in the preceding six-month period. The commerce department discloses national production reached a i new high annual rate of $196,000,000.000. National income reached a ! new high annual rate of $158,000.. i 000,000. Individual savings reached i an alltime annual peak of $36,01)0,000,000. Consumer expenditures rose i to more than $95.000.000,000. i ... Introduces China Inspires a Junior Mandarin dot* dress — Iht kind for which Dorsa |s justly famous. In wonderfully soft-to*foueh "Jiminy"t a blend of spun rayon and Aralac* by Labtex. In gay colors) with flower applique., Jr. Sizes 9-15. AS SUN IN JUNIOR BAZAAR 1S23 Chester Avenue Bafcerefield •MS. u.«. PAT. err.* !•(•. U. •. PAT. AV»L. SPECIALTY SHOP EIGHTEENTH and H Opposite Padre Hotel EVENT STARTS TOMORROW 9A.M. SAVE to DRESSES COATS SLACKS SHOES SUITS FURS THE PASSING OF 18 YEARS EIGHTEEN YEARS . . . Yes, it long time, to be sure, so there must he real merit to any endeavor that cau survive the elements and ride the waves for 18 years. September 1.1, 1'Jl'ti, 1 opened my first modern women's ready- to-wear shop here in Bakersfield. Today there are five Judds shops in California ... in Bakersfield, Santa Monica. Glendale, Beverly Hills and Westwood Village. The principles and practices which inspired Judds are still our cornerstones. Our offering of quality merchandise, a trained staff, Kern county's most liberal budget account policy—as well ns one of the most modern women's shops in California—have drawn you women of Kern county to us. It is you who have helped make the growth of Judds possible. So, again to keep faith with you and to show our appreciation—even in these times of mer- ehnndisc scarcity—we are starting our Eighteenth Anniversary Kvenr tomorrow at 0 a. m.. featuring special values at genuine savings. Jewelry Formals Millinery USE OUR 3-WAY PLAN BUDGET CHARGE LAYAWAY AUGUST FUR EVENT EXTENDED Unprecedented tilings are happening this season. For instance, many, many of the furs we bought for our August fur event did not arrive in August. They have just arrived . . . and we present them «t this time at our August fur event prices. KEEP YOUR CASH • WE PREFER YOUR CHARGE ACCOUNT Eighteenth and "H" Streets Opposite Padre Hotel BEVERLY HILLS • WESTWOOD VILLAGE • GLENDALE • SANTA MONICA • BAKERSFIELD

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