The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on September 6, 1944 · Page 5
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VETERAN KILLS V. F.». LEADER EX-NAVY MAN SHOOTS IUDDY AT MEETING SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. fi. <£">— A veteran of two wars walked up to the rostrum during a Veterans of Foreign Wars meeting here last night and pumped eight fatal bullets from two pistols into District V. F. W. Commander Carey Smith Conners, 50. Police Lieutenant James Quigley s^ld today Harry Barton, 50, whom he described as a long time buddy nf the victim, was held on a murder charge. "Barton had just been released fi'om Pacific duty with the navy," Quigley said, "and after having served In the first war, he was in pretty bad shape last night. He apparently just went heserk." Pacific Club Pays Dime for Dozen Nips WITH THE AMERICAL INFANTRY DIVISION, SOUTH WEST PACIFIC, Sept. 6. OB—The "Dime- a-Dozen Club Inc.,"—it pays 10 cents for each dozen Japanese soldiers killed—is about to declare its first dividend. Lieutenant Ross, of Medford, Ore., president and founder of the ciub which has five active members and one of honorary status, contracted to pay the dime-a-dozen and he is about to cough up 40 cents. Lieutenant Ross leads a band of five hand-picked scouts who comb the jungles for the enemy. The scouts accounted for their forty- eighth Japanese during a recent surprise raid on a Nippon village. Members of the club are Sergeants Richard E. Kawitz, St. Paul, Minn.; Harry E, Shute, Gary, S. D.; Corporal Karl E. Doll, North Hollywood, Calif.; Privates Manuel Alverez, Los Angeles; Raymond A. Cotterell, Sabeka, Minn.; and Sergeant Ralph E. Brodln, Spooner, Minn. This is a distributor Talk about expert dealing! That little round distributor-box on the side of your engine is a shark. More than 5000 times a minute it deals the right amount of electricity to the right spark plug at the right instant. And there's never a misdeal—or hardly ever. If it should get out of whack, your engine would run jerkily or knock. Or you would hear those loud bangs down underneath in the muffler. One of the best ways to keep your distributor dealing those sparks without a miss is to have Shell lubricate your car regularly. That's the way to protect all the other important parts of your car, too. Shellubrication is the safest guarantee we know that something hard to replace won't burn out, break, or just get tired and quit. (And 5000 cars do quit every day—junked by neglect and Wartime Stop and Go driving.) Let a regular check-up by Shell experts on your spark plugs, battery, lights and tires be your ounce of prevention. Keep your automobile going for the duration. LOOK, GIRLS I Get Shell's FREE booklet, Alice in Mo tor land. It make* carkeeping at cimple «• housekeeping. Your copy is waiting at the nearest Shell pump. SHELL OIL COMPANY, IncarptraltJ [SHELL] 11,000 BOMBERS PRODUCED IN '44 RATE OF 1500 MONTH MAINTAINED SINCE JUNE WASHINGTON, Sept. fi. (&>— Upwards ot 11,00(1 four-engine heavy bombers rnme from American factories in the first eight months of the year. Brushing aifide Hie secrecy of heavy bomber output, the War Production Board disclosed today that production reached 1000 a month In May, 19-13, exceeded 11(00 by .January, 1944, and has been at a rate of 1500 a month since June. The figures were the first for heavy bombers since January when it was announced that production exceeded 1000. Actually, it now is disclosed, the output for that month was more than 1300. Record Remarkable Calling the heavy bomber production "remarkable," the WI'B recalled that 500 a month once was regarded as impossible. Revised schedules for September call for 7934 planes of all types, just under the 7939 actually delivered in August. For the 'ast five months of this year there will be a cut-back of 5 per cent in production. This will increase to 9 per cent in the first half of 1945 and IB per cent in Hie second half. 3000 Lost in Invasion Germany's defeat would cut back production schedules still further. In the meantime. WPB said, schedules must be met to make up for (he large invasion losses, which have exceeded 3000 since "D" Day. While August production fell 3.5 per cent behind schedules, off-the- line production was substantially on schedule. Some planes were "lost" 10 August production because planes were not accepted until after modifications for co'nbat duty. Formerly planes were counted when they came from the assembly line. KANSAS PLANT MAKES 300 PLANKS IN 23 DAYS KANSAS CITY, Kan., Sept. fi. (UP) Three, hundred B-25 Billy Mitchell bombers were produced in 2.'! -working days during August at the North American Aviation, Inc., plant of Kansas, the company revealed today with war department permission. Planes Bomb German Balkan Retreat Roads LONDON, Sept. 6. Iff)— Some 750 United States heavy bombers flying from Italy bombed concentrations of German troops moving 1 northward from below the Danube today, along with Nazi retreat routes in the Balkans. They struck as wave upon wave of smaller American bombers battered besieged Brest for a solid hour and ranged behind the western front and into Germany, snarling transportation. One large formation of Liberators from the south bombed a mass of enemy troops, tanks and vehicles jammed into the small town of Ofles- kovac, 150 miles southeast of the Yugoslav capital of Belgrade. First reports said the German air force was absent again. Fortresses bombed the Oradea rail- yards, 125 miles southeast of the Hungarian capital of Budapest. Five Legionnaires Ask Improved Mule Status T.OS ANGELES, Sept. 6. (UP)— Five Legionnaires drew up incorporation papers and sent them to the secretary of state in Sacramento for an organization designed to improve the social status of mules. "We are going- to be the first to do something for mules," said President Caro A. Krebs, an oil man; "the animals that have no pride of ancestry and no hope of posterity. TICKETED TOO OFTEN DETROIT, Sept. 6. (&)—A bad traffic record is grounds enough for Federal Judge Ernest A. O'Brien to refuse United States citizenship to a man. When Judge O'Brien learned that Canadian-born Harry Mogloskin, 35, had been ticketed 67 times in eight years, he turned down the applicant's request for citizenship. Distinguished travelers . & , coming here From famous places, far and near, Say REGAL PALEs the best theyVe had from U.S \ to Trinidad. SUM. 4.MMI M£W!NG CO UP WPSCO BRITISH TAKE AMERICAN TROOPS GAIN NORTH OF PISA T:< I.\IK ili'lliy I" pnr'.ant t«\\ n i>l in furi eiist I .in* i-i-i's h.'i vo ' .'i pf in ed an im- ridi;e luniiinK from the key <''ui:ino to HIP Adriatic ?*Ofi us li.it t liny hf'Ki'.v Kimtni, I'll am hoi- of the Xnxis' Gothic hut t'oiintio is still in German hi':u!i|unrt»M-s -I'nlit'iMii.m-NKA Itailli COLLABORATOR—This French collaborationist, wlm lost his pants to an angry group of Parisians, is rescued by nicmlicrs (if tin forces of the interior, who took him into protective custody trial. Signal corps radio-lelephoto. hand*. Alii tciiln v. Alliiil priiniN have \« net' Hied the town, hut troops h;ive mil bcr-n able In ciKer il in force. The (Jerm.'ins were s;iii| to he putting up a fiinali I'iil defense on high Kt'onnd t<i the Icll of I'oiiano. I'alruls Kilter l.ncra X«'fih of Pisa on the western end of the lliilian front the. .Americans I'ontiniifil to register gains, driving tho <IIM m.'inw from Altopasci.i and sending* patrols deep into tho important communications center of Lucca, a provisional capital with % populalion of SlMMiO. 10 miles nortli- east of PISH. Hritish (oltimns ran into Ki'owiilK resistance nortli of l'"loi encr, lint scorcil Imporlanl gains) in the high terrain overlooking 1 the city. The resistance of the N'ay.is on the j Adriatic 1 showed signs of weakening i as the Canadians arid other elements' of the eighth army severely mauled fresh lank and infantry reinforcements thrown into their palli. i Canadian Drive Prominent Methodist Churchman Is Dead CHICAGO. Sept. .lames promme defeat presiden ti. 'if)— Bishop 79. Methodist who gaine for f Alfred K. Smith for the *y in 10JS, died today in Wesley Memorial Hospital. The bishop had come to Chicago for a meeting of the Anti-Saloon League, an organization in which he was active for years. He became ill last week and was removed from his hotel to the hospital. For a considerable portion of his lifetime Bishop Cannon was the center of ecclesiastical and political controversies. A bitter foe of liquor, he once described his work in that line as more than 40 years of "active antiliquor warfare." Veteran Newsman Dies in Hollywood IKH.I.YWOon. Sepi . K. U'.PI --.In- f-pli A. Miilc.-ihy. lio. veteran news- rii^hl home ot Mulrah came t< Mule; heart hy suffered York six n lis son's h ilineiit at the I' tit IS ilgl and me to rest. of Xe\v York city, entered newspaper work as a boy, first as Arthur Brisbane's office hoy i Tlv Germans have been compelled j to relieve their much battered parachute b.'jltalion by an ill-assorted j collection of men from the Turko- i man division, which u;is commanded j by .Major General (Itto Van Viede- | ma \'or. but who has apparently been | relieved of hi.! command. ; The new I'anadian diivo whkh started two night ago has cairied to within a half mile of the Marano river, in tin 1 face of < oiisiderahle opposition fiom .self propelled and anli lank guns. \o new gains \\ete reported in !he direction of Itimini. although for the last -IS hours Hie Hritish hav« been less than six* miles from thai Vila I terminus, to the. vulnerable valley of the Po. Hritish warships bombed Rimini, however, slamming; more than GOll rounds into the batteries Kiuirdinj* the port. Excellent results were da imed. Lieutenant Montgomery Wins Third Cluster First L/ieiitenant Charles \V. Montgomery, 2fi, of Whiteriver, Arizona, navigator on a B-17 Flying B'ortress. has been awarded the third Oak l,eaf Cluster to the Air Medal at the Eighth Air Force base in England. Lieutenant Montgomery is (he son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Gordon Montgomery of White River. His wife, Mrs. Mildred C. Montgomery, lives at 723 A street, Taft. NELSON IN CHUNGKING CHUNGKING, Sept. fi. (^(—Donald M. Nelson, head of the United States War Production Board, and Major-General Patrick Hurley arrived in Chungking 1 today accompanied by General Joseph W. Stillwell. Drinks sparkle out loud when they're mixed BIG BOTTLE with Canada Dry Water. Its "PIN-POINT CAR- 15^ BONATION" insures liveliness to the last sip. 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