The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on September 7, 1944 · Page 5
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Bakersfield, California
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Thursday, September 7, 1944
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t PLANES DESTROY CONVOY VEHICLES 130 LOCOMOTIVES SMASHED BY BOMBERS the an- ROME. Sept. 7. <#)—Flying from now bases in southern France. American Th .mderbolts smashed at a fleeing Xazy convoy within ~<> miles of the German frontier. Mediterranean Allied air force flounced today. Three locomotives were blown up, nine others were damaged, it. was announced. A tank, field gun and 1J5 raHears were destroyed. During- September's first five days tactical fighter bombers in southern France and northern Italy destroyed or damaged 15<>3 vehicles. 1IJO lorn- motives, 746 railcars. ]'2 boats and 49 pontoon bridges, mostly in tho Po valley, it was announced. Many hundreds nf American bombers and fighters have shattered northern escape routes of German cli visions fleeing the Ralkans by nerial blows co-ordinated closely with the newest lied Army drive. the Mediterranean Army Air Forces 'announced today. The M.A.A.K. sent up to 750 Fortresses- and Liberators yesterday against railyards and bridges in Yugoslavia, northern Rumania and southern Hungary, through which Nazi troop trains must pass en route to Germany. YANKS NEARING DOUBS VALLEY NAZIS OUTDISTANCE PURSUING ALLIED ARMY "JTST MADE IT!"—Opening day of school at Bakorsfiold Junior Col- lepe brought additional enrollments as a number of students held sum* nicr jobs until classes got underway. Registration will be continued for late comers, with deans on hand to provide assistance in schedule planning. On opening day of school photographer discovered Sain Uestiiuto, loft, signing up as a freshman in junior college under watchful eye of Leonard MeKaig. acting dean of men at Bakersfield Junior r College, while Marion Nichols, also new freshman, \vails his turn. Miss Crace V. Bird, junior college director, reports enrollment of 249 at end of first day of school. Allies, Tito's Men Launch Drive to Cut Balkan Roads State Begins Drive for Back-to-Schoo • SAX niKGO, Sept. 7. UP)—Kdnca- tion instead of employment of children is the new policy of the stale department of industrial relations. Stanley M. Guc. deputy labor commissioner, said the nationwide, back- to-school program would be emphasized here, and that violation of the child labor and school laws would be rigidly enforced. "With thousands of servicemen being discharged every month and layoffs in some war industries adding to the labor supply, employment of children will not he encouraged as has been done the lust two or three years,'* Gue said. Gue said two firms had been fined this week for employing minor children as grocery clerks and lor bowling alley tasks. 2900 Allied Fliers Die Bomb Fighting Continued From Pngo One about V-: 1 ." Sandy said. "We do know quite a ]<>( about it. In a very few days time I feel that the press will hr walking all over those places in Franco and wil! know a great deal more thon than wo do now." The defense afforded by the balloon barrage, anti-aircraft guns and fighters was perfected in such a high degree that 97 out of 101 bombs fired at England. August 28. were shot down, Sandys asserted. This, coupled with the Allied encirclement of tho robot bomb coast, has ended all hut the threat of robots launched from planes- carried pickaback style on Hein- kel-llls. "This form of attack can, of course, be carried on from airfields in the heart of Germany," he said. "We cannot therefore as yet assure the public that, the flying bomb attacks will cease altogether. AVe can, however, be reasonably confident thai the scale of attack will be very small." Sandys paid great tribute to Lieu tenant-General Carl Spaatx, chief of the United State Strategic Air Force in Europe, and all the United States strategic air forces, along with the R. A. F. for the systematic destruction of robot installations since August. 194.'!. In his August 2 report Churchill said "nearly a million people who have no war business here and among them 225,000 mothers with children have been encouraged and assisted to leave London." ( i rn Cont inurd K negotiations with the United Slates and Britain were bogged down. The Germans said the Russians crossed the Danube in the area of Giurin and Ruse. Rumanian and Bui- gar towns facing each other across the river, and in the area north of Sofia. The Russian plunge to the iron gate nf the Danube yesterday gave them control of all the north frontier of Bulgaria. Oeinotica (DidymnLeikhon) lies in Thrace, the eastern extremity of Greece which Bulgaria seized ami occupied after tho German conquest of the Balkans. It is HO miles north of the Aegean, 11)0 miles oast nf Salo- nika and 130 miles northwest nf Istanbul, the former Turkish capital on the Bosporus. Toward Aegean "The general direction nf march is toward the Aegean coast," said the Berlin broadcast, recorded by the Associated Press. The first Russian incursions into Bulgaria took place Tuesday, the day Russia declared war, the enemy said. Tho new Bulgarian Leftist government which characteristically is being called the 'Keronsky government* (the transitory Russian regime between tho czar and the Soviet Union) is said to have reached an agreement leaving Bulgarian ground to tho Soviets without fighting," the Berlin radio said. The collapse of Hitler's Balkan house was complete except for Hungary. German forces in the Balkans appeared lo have been trapped, with surrender their only way out, and Cairo dispatches declared six German divisions in Greece alone were "virtually in the hag." Greeks Plan Move The Greek government in exile in Cairo was reported prepared to move to Athens, believing the day of Greek liberation was near. Ankara dispatches dated yesterday said Bulgaria declared war Tuesday night after several feverish telephoning between Sofia and Ankara and the decision was communicated officially by the Bulgarian minister to the British and American ambassadors yesterday after the news had been given to the Russian envoy. The decision was reached by the Bulgarian cabinet Tuesday afternoon, it was said, after news reached Sofia that the Germans had disarmed Bulgarian troops at Nis, in southern Yugoslavia, who had orders to evacuate Yugoslav territory. Ankara dispatches added that the Soviet ambassador to Egypt, recalled to Moscow for consultation, was on bis way back to Cairo, where a Bulgarian armistice delegation is waiting to reach terms with the Allies. In northern Poland, a great battle lhat may liberate Warsaw and carry the war into East Prussia increased in violence with two Russian Army groups attar-king along- a 05-mile your cancelled TENPLAN check i\ There's no room for doubt when you pay a bill by 1 check. Your check Y endorsed ^nd cancelled—is a proof of payment •which can never be disputed. TEN! checks are a real convenience —they help you save time, tires, gasoline. Open your TEN account today at any branch of Bank of America. Buy fen checks for $1 in a neat packet. You need keep only enough money on deposit in the bank to cdver the checks you write. ank of America NATIONAL !5V s i T N™s ASSOCIATION MlMir* reociAt. DEPOSIT INIUDANCC CORPORATION • MCMBCR FEDERAL ncstnvt SYSTEM West's Largest Jewelers • 17 Stores to Serve Yeul 11s more I than any firm in the West 1434 Nlnttewith Stwt, Bak«rftffeld rom Page One front along the Narew river and on the close eastern approaches of the Polish capital. The Narew fortress town of Osterleka was toppled yesterday and the Russians moved on within 2lt miles of the southern border of East Prussia. 791,000 Killed Red Star declared that 701.000 Germans had boon killed on the long eastern front in tho summer offensive from Juno L';j through August. ;U, and said "tills means the Red A rm y in nine week s ha s ex t crm i • nated a Germany army greater than that, sent against the Allies. 1 ' Other hundreds nf thousands have been reported captured. "Until now, (be Germans kept their main forces on the Soviet front, shifting there divisions from occupied Kuropean countries and from Germany itself.'- tho army newspaper said. "The Hitlerite command does not conceal the fact that its main task Is to prevent invasion from the east." CHARGED WITH IIESKRTION Answering to a charge of child desertion, Mrs. 'Virginia. J-Ioff, 20, of San Francisco, was arraigned in Justice Court of sixth township before Judge .Stewart Magee. HOME. Sept. 7. (^—American and French troops attempting to frustrate the Gorman withdrawal from southern Franco have swept up a number of additional towns and the Americans are approaching the strategically important Doubs valley adjoining the western border of Switzerland. Allied headquarters said today. The. Allied communUnio indicated the main Gorman force was still outdistancing its pursuers, and a headquarters statement contained no word ot major fighting. .After occupying Chanon-sur-Saonc the French troops reached nearby Givry and advanced up tho west bank of the Saono to Alloroy. Tho Americans, operating farther east, drove northward to the Doubs and upper Saono valley, occupying Poligny, Arbois and Biettornns, and passing Chaumergy. about five miles from th? Doubs river. The Rhone river canal flows through the Douhs valley. Arbois is 26 airline miles southwest of Rosanco, which lies 47 miles from Bolfort and a possible exit leading toward southwest Germany. Clearing tho harbors of Toulon nnd Marseille and other ports continued. • i Five Hunters Found With 190-Dove Bag T,t-s Arnold of the Kish and Game I >ivision reported today that since opening <>!' the dove season on September 1 there had been I'.'J arrests lor violation of fish and game laws. All of tho arrests involved excess bag a nd possession limits, be said. In one rase a uroup of five hunters were found to have a total of 1!*0 doves, another hunter is charged with killing a deer illegally ami having an above-limit possession of doves, while still other alleged violations inflwded possession of grey squirrels and wild ducks, Mr. Arnold sa id. The violations occured in the Fourth Township and the cases will he heard by Judge J. R. Anderson at -Maricopa at a date not set. The violators were residents of Los Angeles, it is announced. 1886 SERVICE TO THE NATION 1944 Sears SAVE Complete Baby Layette Kas.v 1>rm«: t.'suiil Deposit and Cam in* Charge. •V'V, •-•*• •.-,' ^."r'.'.TV - • Includes fvery basic need to make baby comfortable and mother's life easier. TWIN INSURANCE ... If you're doubly blessed, there's no extra charge for the second layette. Other layettes priced at $17.50 Yanks Charge Siegfried Line in Showdown Battle 1 '"I)! Mllf ! '-i ~ run ain-p t" ts I'PM n since .111:11 piny U l ln\ Mrtx (it ofi' I'mm ! 'ai is. the Fiel that i i, . ' :: . 11 i i ••• i • 11 11 - i i. r 11 h e i in Mi f-T and tlm with a f in Attack The Germ.ins doelarod they had eliminated ;i bridgehead across the Albeit can,i] JIIM north of Antueip and they evidently weio attempting to make ;i stand along th;it manmade harrier with its steep walls. 1( u as nut kimu n whether Americans had penetrated into Nancy, but Metz was under attack mi both tho north and south. Hodges' troops mi their left flank reached .Todnigno. IS miles north of Namur ami only 1 _ miles southoa.-t nf Lenvon. where they appatontiy wore about to link up with the British Second Army pushing out nf lhat city. .Jnilgne is in tin- a i oa nf I lie Gettc river, where the <; or mans reported fighting with the HrUish. Other First Army columns drove across tin 1 .Mouse beyond Xauiur. pushed east of (ho river from Givot. thrust into the ArnVnnes forest east of Ancbamps, reached Thilay on the Senmy river .'S miles easi of the Mouse in the ;nea northeast of < "baric v ilie. and reached Yoncq. 10 miles southeast of Sedan. The latest reports indicated that Lieu tenant-General Courtney H. Hodges' First Army was finding the going easier in the push across tho Meuse in great strength—a drive which, if entirely successful, would roll up tho flank of the German forces facing Fntton's army. Aim at Luxembourg First Army troops were reported pushing be\ nnd Namur, Dinant. Give! and Auchamps. Tho four spearheads were pointed at Luxembourg and tho Rhinoland. and thai thrust from Auchamps already was • i inside the Ardennes forest. Far to the west. Allied ground and air forces ;M tricked die-hard ra "" t he (".( i ly cone, ursr * «f i lennan st ront;hnlds. \Vhi)e hundreds of Allied planes Milled iivrrhead. uiil<i;nlin:r h]ni k- r infers and fragmentation h"inhs on the ci irnei r-d (^nr ma n>', A mer tea n troops pushed in their *ioso lines on ('lev! ami I'anadian veteran** stormed in In Hnulnmie and Calais a >)• I approached historic I Hinkero,ue. i lin sa id hea \ v l ighting was u ali'im a I'ront <>t' more than miles from the Hel.yian north coa.^t to the Lorraine cap. and Allied march admit ted I v had si-1 wed at a number of points, pa r- l icu la i ly in the American First nnd Sei ond A rmy sect* irs. ! i e.nli] ua rt ers spokesmen wore I'nn fide nr the- battered Nazis had neither ilie men n<>r the will to make a ^ucressfu! stand on (lie Siesr- liie.l l.ine or anv other baiiief on the i oad to Horlin. They revealed that German casualties in the ha t tie of the west already exceed iC.iio.unii. excluding thousands killed by French Man, n is. The 1'nited Stales l-'ir^t and Third armies alone were disclosed to have bagged more than "SO.iwn prisoners in their triumphal sweep across France and the Low Countries, including Ufi.nflO taken by tho First Army in tho now destroyed pocket | southwest of Mons. Patton's hard-driving troops were ; estimated to have taken "tJ.nnn pi is- . oners >;jncp August I. wounded tal . ': "IHI and killed I'D. nun — a five-week total of Mil! unO casualties inflicted on Na/I divisions now attempt ing '• to hold i lie borders of ihe Reich. > \K\V K I,KIT Kir IKONS h t his \ ear \\ ill come on al no higher pric< s than thcv wen- selling in Mai eh, : " ^ i i»[ nnfnri - * SERVICE TO THE NATION 1944 Sears SAVE Who'd Ever Guess the Prices of These # Smart Handbags To Be $l.f>:>, Plus Kxdse Tax? Simulated lea (hers in black, brown, green, red or turf. 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