The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on September 7, 1944 · Page 6
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The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California · Page 6

Bakersfield, California
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Thursday, September 7, 1944
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Clouds, Hedges, Quiet Towns Taboo to Advancing Yanks Hv KOdKK JillKKNK -:i:'>- i" llis " u " ••iii'<li'niii> l« hiiul li.f • There i* mi frniit. re-illy, in n ' -,, buxom French housewife how By KIMiKR JillKKXK WITH THE 15K1TI.SU KAST THE SEINE, A -.IK. L'!>. (IX'Inyc.l) JcopinR around batllofirMs you K your eyes peeled and alior a wl yon develop a Kim! <if sixth M that warns you of dansr-r. Al\v. 3 mi watch two tliincs: 1. The landscape. not I'm- its si-r beauty, but for tli<' uulv rear spouts oT black c.uih lliat ni you are entcrine a zmie nf en« shell fire. Tsually your nwn li are hammering liK' 1 tin 1 tin sin> Hellso lliat you iliui't ln-ar the' Itn shells coining. 11' you ild \nu hit nearest diteh (|uit k. Jerry Avoids Sun _. The sky. pani'-uiarly i! li arc lo\v-ha n;;i iiir < Idinls. T!;:i! what .lerry lo\cs. Ou a MU cloudless day y»n ddii't h:i\c worry. You may I't- jerpinu' M find not look up .'it a plain- ri overhead. You know it wmi'i >" .lerrv siif-ak. He hues the yi"i OK <JP) ec|> '\\ 11 airili i"ine In hhni |;tii-s \\ln'ii tin- skii-s an; clear. Hut cue iiiin a sky hnlKiiiK with hairs of i i.MnN HIM- a i-IK man's dream and die fiist thin?; you know he will he living t" un/ip your spinal c-olumn with a stiini: "f (rarer Imlleiu. Tli'-t' 1 an- iiiln-i- ti-ll-talo siuns. .My n\\ n idiosyncrasy is that 1 iloll ! Ilk' 1 I'll I UICS(|lle little l-Yench vill.'i^cs will) their rnse-bmvered cm- t.-me:- and ancient N'orman walls. Not uhi'll they ale deathly quiet and nol .1 si M! stirring. [•'.\ • n iiniv I ha >. e Inn \ i\ id ni'-m- mien i'f jeepiim peace! ully into one ..; tho.—- quiei. little \illaucs where .1 - lulling tahhy. basking in the sun. «,!•. the only si^n of Ihe. And then •-•iddenly a stream of machiiiei: nn Indlets iiaekled fiiim behind a hall shutiercil window. Noisy Villaurs Off l.isf Alter tnday I don't like noi--y l-'j-cni-h villaues. eilher. \Yith a Mm- ish corrcspotiilc-nt and our diner \\ e \\ere Joi.l\iii^ r for dUKional head• I ua ! t ers. There is MM front, really, in a (base like this. AVc had fjot on the. wronj,' road and there were no British army "lens, but we fiKiired we'd soon «et bark on the rl«?ht road and pirj; then, up. j We rair,e to a villaRo and were n j little surprised by Ibo volume of! (In" is. \\'e (.'line to <he next villase ! and !l)e people were almost hys- lerii-al. When \ve paused tbey hopan I lo break out tricolors, t'nion .Tacks : ,-uxl hand sewen Stars and Stripes, j Liberators "Tbr-i- people sure are Khul to be libei aled." I said uneasily. "Yes. and it looks like we're the liberators." the British col respondent exclaimed. lie was rinht. Mritish tanks had ro.ned thrniiuh the area so fast that (lii man Harrisons \verc by-passed and the villa«"rs told us there were b.itrbes nl' the enemy all around. We pui on tin hats and the driver, Iiannv Daniel, stepped on the Ras. A few miles down the road I asked buxom French housewife how to j get hack on the main highway. In the hack of the dimly Hinted rottajfp two men and n jjirl pat at a tip. said have for he One of the men Rot Waited 4 Years "It's quite al! right," he calmly. "I am English and I been waiting four long years this minute." Over liny glasses of cognac told us his story. "My name is ... but no, just call me Monsieur George." he said. "I came to France in 1!U4 with the Royal Engineers. I have never been back. I stayed In France, married and raised a family. Then when this war came I wanted to go back, but found I could servo my country bet- i tcr after nunqeniue by staying." i IL? told us of his work under the eyes of 1S Herman S. S. officers and! troops who had been billeted In this \ tiny village. But many of the | things he told us still can't bo dis closed. \Ve finally u»t home O. 1C fATHOMC SCHOOL OPENS—These were among the pupils registered Tuesday at St. Francis Catholic Parochial High School that began its fifth year with a re.-ord enrollment. Mne of tin; instructors is in the background of the school. Preponderance of girls was noticed in enrollees in the junior and senior grades as in other schools tliis year \ Wool Batt S 2.19 Super quality New. choice, oyster while wool, l-'ine lone staple interlaced fibers, for easier luinilliiiL'. plumper comforts, longer wear. Saniti/.ed. Processed to repel moths. 72x'.M) inches. .'! Ihs. Mattress Pad $ 2.79 Washable . tre»: Soil, ton. in doiihl meadicd hi; . protects clean whili e lockstitch is lape bii mat• cot- knit, niiiis:. Bath Mat Set *2.98 A iniclil.v low price for two 1'iiie pieces lialh mill and co\ er .' I (cep pile, velvety chenille in soft pencil, blue. irrecn or dusty rose, with raised florals in contrasting pastel colors. Mattress Cover $ 3.79 Protects mattress, increasps its coiuforl, wear, sanitation. Stroll}:, unhlcaclicd muslin. Hias taped i-dses. Non-Kip corners. Full bed size. Minter Employes Rewarded for Labor-Saving Devices Nrw staple cotton, selected for strength and iliirahility. Kxlra lonn fihcrs for lasting fliifl'incss and warmth. Clear oyster white. 7-.\!Kt inches. < •no pound. TOTALING HO OR MORE CAN BE MADE ON SEARS Sofa Pillows $1 19 Colorful . . . cay ! Made of cretonne and homespun filled with Kill';, coinhcr cotton. Beautiful Tailored Drapes Hrit>J)l dnipcries lo cheer your home! Rich rayon combined \\ilh lon#-\\enring eollon inlo heavy, ^racel'ully draping rep. Distinctive "ParUleigh" design of colorful floral bouquets. Lined with lustrous sateen. . . . Five deep pleats; 4.'5 inches wide, 2 1 /j yards long. $ 17 98 PAIR Flour Squares 10 for $1 00 I,a rue Ulix".!! Alisorlit'iit ! Klciiclicd for rlisli Hollis, tea towels or dust cloths. Sash Curtains Ruftex Drapes Voile Curtains m sash \Yilli red, Irtue checks; 15 $ inches lono, . 5-1-Inch Matching' Curtains, $2..TJ curliiins. or yriTii L98 Snuirl for your lius- dcii . . . the boys' room or playroom. In wine, brown and blue 1 . l.'5 inrlics wide %M QO yards long. I »t/O . . . While voile sash curtains; 30 inches by -15 inches each side. Red, blue or j»rccn $• novelty trim... 1.89 Buy Bonds Today! Feather Pillows f 2 M Big, Warm Luxurious Blankets . . . Uluo and wliili 1 striped ticking rovers, KMKJdowny soft feathers. Print Towels 19 f^cyrccn. red or blue floral designs on ii snowy \vhiI(> I7x:;j, r>',;, linen. '515' ;'i' i wool for warmth, 2.V,c> cotton for strength, 5'r Tee.a rayon for colorful beauty'and ;5()2-3% rayon for added loveliness. Sized 72xSl. Sateen bound ends. Linen Toweling Klaiikel of $111 or Mure .May lie Made on Sears Kasy Pa\mi nl Plan Si/.e 70\HO $1.1!) rose or cedar.... \Wltm i.S-ni, wide, iii while with red, blue or J-ive yurds, hosed like Kleenex for r'ns.v utility. Soft, white! IJleaehod !! 30-lu. wide. Decorative Print Cloths 2.49 Sixc 55x7"). Mudc of sailcloth . . . vvilh beautiful floral and 1'ruil designs lo bring cheer and color lo your dining table. 36-Inch Print Cloth Dresser Scarfs .tit-inch print cloth r-olor! <!ay! Prclly designs . . fast 98c l.'x.'U! inch white cottons . . with-, (hi inly $1 A([ litce trim A»vft. Chair Sets . . . Three-piece lace sets^for c-hnirs or sofas $EAR$ ROEBUCK AND <O f £1 w ,4^11 ^ oi oervice Cash awards were presented to 13 Minter Field civilian employes Wednesday afternoon and 18 other civilians received service ribbons at a review and presentation ceremony held on the Minter parade ground. Lieutenant-Colonel Xew-ton II. Crumley, commanding officer, made the formal presentations. Cash iwards went to civilian employes whose suggestions for time-saving and labor-saving devices have been adopted recently on the field, while service ribbons were presented to employes who recently have completed six months' meritorious service. .David B. Jones of TOli Arvin si red. h ikcrsfield, was awarded a total of $1:17.fin for suggesting two mechani- j (_ il devices now used at Minter. lie uceived $1(11) for a tool to remove | hroken studs, and $:;7.. r >n for a tool for removing and installing sparkplug bushings in airplane engines. Jones is employed iu the Minter machine shop. Reuben Mocks of 310 Kincaid street, Bakersfield, an employe at the electric shop, received $100 for i combination jig and wrench for servicing starters used on training j planes. I Other cash awards, all of which i are in accordance with war depart- j ment policy of rewarding employes | whose suggestions result in economy j and the speeding up of production, j were as follows: j Stanford Dow, 613 El I'rado Drive, j Bakersfield, received a total of $50 for two suggestions—a low bar following planes and a clamp for landing gear struts. Archie C. Kuent/.el. 017 Main sheet, Delano, $37.50 for a special wrench for airplane generators. John T. Leach, Route 1, Shatter. $ 7.,"j() for drive chain coupling tool. Harold Bell, 800 L street, Bakersfield, *-.") for guide or fence used in sawing material on the Doall saw. Howard Childs. 308 Oildale Drive. Bakersfield, $L'.~I for a tail wheel pulley bracket spacer holder. Theodore R. McClaren. Route 1, Bikersfield, $'Jo for bearing cleaner ind also a bearing lubricator. T. 11. Riner, 1704 Oregon street. Rtkersfield, and K. P. Moaner, lo;! I ist Seventh street, Bakersfield, $25 I e u'h for method of. winding coil I springs. Riner also was awarded I honorable mention for a device to I operate a cable swager by foot power. i Norman Smith, 912 Kspee street. Btkersfield, $-."> for method of in- M illing door sill plates on L'C-78 planes. 1 Otto Montgomery, McFarland, $is 75 for lawn-edgit>g shears. Lawrence O. Wood, 101S Poso Drive, Wasco, $18.75 for special off•-it wrench, and also honorable mention for drive chain coupling tool. Four other employes received honorable mention: Fred Conrad, hydraulic shop, jig to facilitate repair of engine control quadrants. Ellsworth Fawcett. carpenter shop, for revolving table used In painting small parts. Virginia Town send and John Minims received honorable mention for strap clamp used in assembly of Haves brakes. Kmployes who received service ribbons for six months' meritorious service are Lillian Clements. Ruth ("loud, Vernon Kdwards, Ray Fortenberry, Ruth Gill. Kileen Howe, Kath- erlne Jones. Mary Kity.miller. Marjorie Mattoon, Kmilie Scofield. Geneva Tyler, Claud Caskey, lOlaine David, Richard Grande), Charlotte Ingraham. William -Masters, Ingram Johnson and Virginia Sadler. PRATO CAPTURED BY U. SJROOPS VITAL ITALY TRANSIT CENTER FALLS TO YANKS I1OME, Sept. 7. UP>— Patrols of. the American Fifth Army entered the road center of Prato in northern Italy and won new positions north of the highway between Prato and captured Lucca before the 'Germans' Gothic line, A-llied headquarters announced today. Prato, industrial city of «(i,«i»0 P"P- illation, is only in miles southeast oC Pistoia on the western sector of the front. * Only slight gains were reported in the British Eighth Army's major offensive in the Adriatic sector, where Allied forces entered Uicciono Marina oji the coast u miles southeast of Rimini and captured Besanigo, I!'.a miles inland. These advances were achieved after bitter fighting by infantry and tanks against the dogged and well entrenched Nazis. Fighting was reported heavy alone a 1-1-mile front from the coast, with the Eighth Army steadi:;' hammering a way through German tank and antitank gun defenses. British troops crossed the A'entena river and were within f> miles of the municipality of San Marino. A little the eastern border of the tiny prim farther inland British and Indian units captured 20<li>-fool Monte San Giovanni. dominating the upper Yentena-Oonca valley. Allotments to Local Persons Will Be Probed by ODB • Recipients of monthly allowances from servicemen who have been bidden by the region FBI for appointments from September 11 to September IB with a bureau investigator are cautioned to be prompt in keeping their appointments and to bring with them all evidence listed in the request, according to word received today from Brigadier-General If. N. Gilbert, I'nited States Army director of the war department Office of Dependency Benefits. Lieutenant Philip J. llurwitx. of the San Francisco office of the ODB, will be in Hakersfield to investigate dependency claims in connection with family allowances, General Gilbert declared. Lieutenant Hurwiu's temporary office will be located in Memorial hall, ls:!(i Nintfienth street. The dependent's application number and soldier's army serial number should be included in the evidence. According to the ODR director, failure to keep such an appointment will result in the discontinuance of tha family allowance. Dependents whose claims are not under investigation, and who have not received appointment requests, may call at Memorial hall on official business relating to their family allowances. Those who expect to confer with the ODB officer are advised to brinf? with them their proof of earnings, it any, and all other available financial data bearing on their income or living expenses. East Side Club Slates Directors Meet Tuesday — ^— t Fast Bakersfield Progressive Club will hold a director's meeting, Tuesday, at this home of Gus Vercammen, IMS Flower street. A "Dutch" lunclf will be served and plans will be made for the fall program. Charles Fuller will preside. From where I sit... 6y Joe Marsh Thad Phibbs' Formula for Fun Thad Phibbs has a theory of enjoyment all his own. The more tired he is from working at the War Plant, the more fun he has pitching horseshoes with the boys these summer evenings. "That's because I feel that I deserve it," Thad says simply. And I wonder if he isn't right. I wonder if we don't enjoy things in proportion as we know we've earned them. Is a little relaxation ever more welcome than after a hard day's work? Do we appreciate our little pleasures quite as much as when we know in our hearts we're done a good job well? From where I sit, that's OB« of the things this wartim* strain has taught ns. We're all of as working hard at onr jobs* doing our level best to poll our weight. And we're learning the ItttJe rewards, the simple pleas* ores—a home-cooked meal, a. glass of beer with friends-are more welcome now than ever »*. because .we've earned them I •' No. 93 of a Series Copyright^ 1944, Brewing Industry Foandatiom 100% Wool Blanket . Extra warm! Ex Ira sof I! Extra value! Five pounds of licaulii'ul blanket warmth. $"| Q OPT Candy striped AO»t/O Cotton Sheet Blankets 25% Wool Blanket Single white .sheet blankets. Size 7','xyo. Fluffy single plaid 7'^x LOIIK wearing $1.25 ,s|-inc-h blankets. With nimble plaid rolfuns. . . . Si/.e 7«xWJ. S! , lccn _bound ends. . . . Soil, warm $i.2!l NiiiRle plaid Huffy ,o«on blanket*. , ._ . 1317 Nineteenth Street Phone 6-6501 Fall's loveliest shoe style! Choose it in sandal or anlclet Notice the clever cutouts. Sizes to 10, widths AA and B. J4.45 1431 Nln«U«nth MO MAU OtDf»$

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