The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on September 8, 1944 · Page 7
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The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California · Page 7

Bakersfield, California
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Friday, September 8, 1944
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OPA Scraps Blue Token Ration System * STAMPS TO BE USED IN MULTIPLES OF 10 FOR PROCESSED FOOD WASHINGTON, sept, s. <JB— The Office of Price Administration Is scrapping: Its seven-months-old system of blue tokens for buying processed foods. The blue tokens will go out of use, October 1. no longer needed because most canned foods are going off the ration list. Between September 17—when all but fruit and a few other canned foods go off rationing—and October 1 shoppers will not be given blue tokens as change and they will be nble to spend the processed food discs only in units of 10. From that time on point values on processed foods will be In multiples of 10. There will be no change in use of red tokens for buying meats and dairy products. SAY SWITZERLAND BOMBED BERN, Switzerland, Sept. S. UP> — A Swiss communique said today that four American fighter planes hart machlnegunned railroad stations at Delmont and Moutler In Switzerland, wounding seven persons. To Journeymen in all Crafts Maybe you're a Machinist, Boilermaker, Carpenter, Electrician, or Pipefitter. Okeh—you're the man we're looking for. But first. we want to offer you something sp you'll be looking for us. Well, what do we offer? Good wages (we've recently upped them considerably.) That certain feeling you get when you're a railroader with 8. P.—working in perhaps the most exciting, most Interesting he-man's work there is.. Working with friendly, salt-of- the-earth people. les, and with a permanent outfit. A Job with S. P,. you'll find, offers a good deal more than a good par-check. It's something you can put your heart into, b« proud of. You'll get railroad pass privileges, a renl pension plan. Medicnl services. Everything that makes an S. P. job a bit better than most. Come in and have a talk with ns. You can't lose by it, and yon certainly stand to gain. See or Write B. W. MITCHELL , S. P. Station, BakersfleM. or your nearest 8. P. Agent Yanks Launch Big Assault From Moselle Bridgeheads Continued From P&ge One defense line before the Nct'nerlanda border in that sector, and a late front dispatch said the Nazis had begun to blow up the Sluice gates of the canal "with the obvious Intention of flooding part of the country." The dispatch filed today from the British front by Edward Hilling of the Exchange Telegraph said: Albert Ilridgehead "After withstanding fierce counterattacks, the bridgehead across the Albert canal at Beerlnge.n has been further enlarged, and fresh troops now are pouring across. Enemy tanks and Infantry attacked the bridgehead without pause for 24 hours, but our troops have thrown back all these attacks and Inflicted heavy losses. This morning out 1 forces were fanning out from the bridgehead along the roads." The firm British footing five miles across the canal was about L'6 miles from the nearest point in Crcrmany. with the appendix of Holland lying directly within reach. All along a front of more than 250 miles stretching inland from the North sea coast Allied troops were closing in on the Siegfried Line, making giant strides on the British Second and American First Army sectors in Belgium and slow hut vital progress on TJeiitenant-Oeneral George S. Patton's Third Army line. Simultaneously, American rind French units of the Seventh Army pushed up from the south against stiffening German resistance in the Chnlon Sur Saone area, less than 55 miles from the Third Army positions before Nancy. Seventh Army spear- beads also were within 40 miles of the Belfort grip through which the Nazi southern annies were struggling to escape into Germany. The veteran Tommies in the north broke across the honvily-defendcd Albert Canal at Beoringen. -"> miles norliteast of Louvain, and pushed on another i> miles to the northeast to Bourg-Lepold, 2fi miles from German soil. Sweeps to Liege Simultaneously, American First Army tanks and motorized infantry swept Hi miles down the valley of the Meuse from Huy to the outskirts of Liege. 25 miles from the Reich. Opposition was reported relatively light on the Belgian fronts, but United Press War Correspondent Robert Richards reported that Patton's army was locked in a thundering battle of tanks and infantrymen along more than 30 miles of the Moselle from above Metz to Nancy. Giant American field guns hurled salvo after salvo into the makeshift German defense in the hills overlook- Ing the river, and foot soldiers were slugging their way forward under cover of the barrage and slowly pushing back the enemy lines. Endless Parade For the .past 48 hours, Richards reported, American armor and heavy Moselle from the west in an endless parade to add their weight to the attack. Some American armor already was across the four or more bridgeheads on the Nancy-Metz sector, and Richards said the Germans probably would be forced to abandon both fortress cities and fall back on their Siegfried Line within the next 4S hours. "The/ Nazis have learned their lessons about American blitz warfare by the hardest experience nnd the Metz and Nancy defenders probably will choose to fall back rather than submit to a helpless encirclement which would see them mercilessly pounded by our constantly mounting concentration of artillery," Richards reported. Wnrplancft Strike Allied warplanes worked over the German lines with bombs and gunfire In support of the ground troops, despite low-hanging clouds and Intermittent rain in the Moselle sector. Lnte yesterday a force of fighter- bombers raked enemy columns in the path of Patton's troops and swooped down on the Siegfried Line itself to shoot up undisclosed targets there. Richards reported that the Third Army's bag of prisoners, now up to 77,000 men since Aug. 1. included many members of famous Na/.l fighting divisions recently shifted from the Russian front to man Germany's west wall. On the Third Army's left flank, Lieutenant • General Courtney H. Hodges sent his First Army tanks racing eastward through the Ar- denens forest to capture Bierve, 15 miles beyond the Meuse, and Louette and Pierre. 11 miles east of the river. Front dispatches said (lie Germans were on the run in the Ardennes sector, relying on small rear guards and road blocks to slow the American pursuit. Some Yank flying columns were reported probing into the German rear 20 miles or more beyond their main forces in a thrust that threatened to cut across Luxembourg and roll up the flank of the Nazi divisions on the Moselle. Farther to the north, First Army units captured Huy, 17 miles east of Namur, and sent armored spearheads south across the Meuse and eastward to the gates of Liege. So swift was the First Army advance on Liege that one American armored column overran a convoy of troop-packed German trucks racing eastward on the Htiy-Liege road. The American tanks zig-zagged through the enemy convoy with their guns blazing in all directions and cut it to shreds in a matter of minutes. There were no new reports on the fighting around Brest and Le Havre, but a communique said Canadian troops tightened their siege arc around Calais and Boulogne and moved to within about 7 miles of Dunkerque. Canadian units already were reported fighting in the. out- artillery have been pouring- up the | skirts of Calais and Boulogne. Nation Boys' Suits Well Tailored Sizes 4 to 10. Tailored just like dad's, to please Master 4-to-10! Sturdy herringbone wool-mixed suitings in newest color-blends. Singlebreasted coats, pleated longies with self bells. ON PURCHASES 1 • TOTALING «IO OR MORE All-Wool* Mackinaws Thrift Priced $/!98 \\ Sizes 8 to 16. Heavy, long-wearing weight. Doublebrcastcd and cotton flannel lined, for extra warmth. Adjustable tabs keeps cuffs snug. Brown or blue plaid. *See label in garment for wool specifications. Fraternity Prep Sweaters Four Smart Styles Sizes 6 to 18. Choice of wool or part-wool cardigans, slipovers and sleeveless models. In blues, browns and tans. Solid and fancy weaves. SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO 1317 Nineteenth Street Phone 6-6501 I'RISOXKR—Mrs. Mary Potriea, Route 2, Bnkersi'lpld. receiver! a letter from her brother. Private First Class Louis Pippi, a marine who was taken prisoner by the Japanese on Wake island. The letter was mailed from the Shnnp- hai war iiri^nners' eamp anil wns received by Mrs. Petries August Iti. Private Pippl states he is well and hopes the members of his family, France.". Amelia and Julia, his sisters, and Julio Albert, Ernest, his brothel's, are well, too. Trial of Cowhand for Murder Recessed SANTA HOP A, Kept. S. <UR>— The trial of William A. 'Slim) Rilcy, former Idaho cowhand, was in ils second week-end recess today after Joseph B. Swim, San Francisco toxicologist. testified that no poison was I found In iho body of Mrs. Jessie Biassill, Rilcy's employe], whom he is accused of murdering. Jet Units Ready to Aid Plane Takeoff NAVY CARRIER FIGHTER CAN CUT RUN IN HALF WITH HEAVIER LOADS WASHINGTON. Sept. S. (UP) — The navy annnnnreil inday that it has developed f"r immediate use jet propulsion units to assist carrier planes and flying boats to take off with heavier loads, in shorter spaces and at greater speed. A navy carrier fighter now will be able to cut its takeoff run in half, the navy said, thus permitting carriers to use more of their deck space for planes. The jet units, each an engine in itself, look very much like bombs except that I hey ,-ire fastened to the fuselage, (nice in the air the pilot can jellisnii the units. (leu- erally. more than one unit.—each of which delivers approximately :i:iO horsepower throughout the takeoff—would he used on a single plane. The jet unit is a cylinder full of solid propellant which includes oxygen in the mixture so it can burn without air. It has an electrically controlled spark plug which sets it off and a rocketlike vent through which the jet gases give their thrust. Kxperirnents with the jato—the navy's abbreviation for jet-assisted takeoffs—began in 1!t-)l at Annapolis, Sid., under the supervision of Captain Calvin M. Holster, the navy said. The first small jet units were built for the navy at the (iiiggenhcim Aeronautical Laboratories at the California. Institute of Technology. She HaktTSfldti Califomian Friday, September 8, 1944 J Roland Addresses 20-30 Club Meeting Right to Use Water O'Mahoney Defends —Air Corps Photo I'KIHONKR- Mr. rind Sirs. J. E. Moreland of ftodfish have been notified that their son. Staff Sergeant William K. Morelnnd, arrl.-il gunner, is now a prisoner of Germar..\. In a letter from him written Juno Iti. he was in a German hospital uith a broken leg. His sisters. Mrs. llolley and Barbara Moreland. reside at HJ7 Pearl. Wasco Soldier Wounded in Mediterranean Area Staff Sergeant Charles A. .Tones, son of Mrs. Xell Jones, West Fourth street. Waseo. was reported ns wounded, according to an announcement of the war department Ihroiigh Associated press. Sergeant Jones is in the Mediterranean area. PRIVATK KMV.ARI) CJADI) \VOrMlKD IX ACTION Private Edward F. Gadd. son of Otto D. Gadd. Route .".. Bakersfield. as been wounded in action in the Mediterranean area, according to a report from the war department through I'nited Press. Twenty-Thli-u club members' heard Howaid Roland, who spoke, on activities fit' the petroleum com-i mittee nf the irroiip and Henry Me- ' Cullen. who (livcusiert tho food In- : dustry from the grocer's point of : view at a luncheon meeting at Hotel ; ' lil Tejon today. j Guests at the meeting were Charles Warner of the s t-ite board of equalization and Barton Alford, former member Final plans for the youth center to be sponsored by the group were made at a business meeting Thursday night nt the homo of president. Bob Roberts. Roland Woodruff is chairman of the youth center committee. Red, Jap Diplomats Confer, Radio Says Soviet Ambassador to Japan Yakov Malik and Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigcmltsu conferred for an hour and a half Friday, following Malik's return from Moscow, Radio Tokyo said today. The broadcast, heard by United Press in San Francisco, said Malik called at the foreign minister's official residence, presumably as a matter of courtesy, but added that they "conversed on various matters" during the one nnd a half hour period. CHICAGO, sept. 8. fUP>—Senator Joseph TMahi'iiev (O-U'yo). told the water conservation congress to- dav thru "the right of the people to «*r* the water as it flow? by their floor H should be written into a law so th" house\v!fo and the farmer won't have to stand by unable to use thf water to wash their dishes or make their living off the land." He told delegates from -9 midwest- ern states that he favored states' rights in the matter of water control tr "harness together all the beneficial uses of water in accordance with the degree nf service, to the people." The conference was called to draw up resolutions asking the government to amend the omnibus rivers and harbors bills and flood control bills now penrline before the Senate. NEVER WET Aft UPSET STOM4CH PI BLISHER DIPS MADERA, Sept. S. OP>—George Adelbert Clark. 78. founder and publisher of the Madera Daily Tribune, died last night after an illness of four ; years. A midwestern newspaperman, 1 he came to California 54 years ago and founded the Tribune in 1SS-. j Don't add to the upset with ove<* doses of antacids or harsh physics. Be gent/0 with your stomach. PEPTO- BISMOL helps to calm and soothe it. Pleasant to the tatte— children Him it. Take PEPTO-BISMOL when your stomach is upset. A NORWICH PRODUC1 Sweat Shirts 98 V5 Chick Waterer " *2.98 5-Gallon Capacity Easy to clean. Strong galvan- " ixed steel. Tightly soldered ^ seams. For poultry 8 weeks * or older. 3-gal. capacity $2.29 Exclusive wit h Pcurs , , Extra full cut. pre- Hhrunk (maximum shrinkage 3 per cent) cotton pwcat shirts. Dmihlr flcocpd hue king. Pearl Ri'H.v . , . Small, mrrlium, large. PXU a large. 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Water repellent kneeling pads 2!)e Metal wastebasket $1.19 Famous Craftsman Tools Extension Bur—Readies inaccessible nuts. 6-inch SliiU 1 Bar Handle—For extra leverage. 8 inches lone , 12-Pt. Socket for hexagonal nuts—? M to 94-Inch each Flexible Sockets—for freedom of action. % to 9i-inch each Speeder Wrench—Full swing;; Ni-incli length Itatchct—Non-trip. Reverse action. 6-ini'li Universal .Joint—Swings any angle up to !)0 degrees Flex "T" handle—Many use*. 10-inch .. . ..85c. $1.19 $1.10 $•-'.*:> $1.10 $1.55 Sears Master-Mixed House Paint Property Protection -at Lower Cost Do thnt paint juli now! . . . (Jive your home the cxti'M protection . . . ihc extra beauty of Sears "Muster Mixed" piiltit. MHI|P of finest ingredients :i Viiihiblc lodjiy, blended in uc- conliinre with » formula on which we Iniill our repuijiiina for quality paint! Choice of eight colors. $095 Oil. Ill S Oil. lot! WALLPAPER 54 Dbl. roll Decorator approved patterns in Color-Perfect washable wallpapers at Soars famous savings. Patterns for every room. SCREEN ENAMEL Adds new life to your BcreeriH, protects them for at least two years against ru»t and decay. *IAm Quart llC ROOF COATING I'mlotiK the 1 life of your roof with tlil.s fine quality Asphalt Hoof •« f • . ....... *W1 19 Coating. O-Qallon l-Co«t SEMI-OLOSS Has a satiny sheen finish that's neither too glossy nor too flat, will not chip or blister. Many colors. Gallon SEARS, ROEBUCK AND <O 1317 Nineteenth Street Phone 64501

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