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2 Soturdoy, September 9, 1944 gakersfittb California!! Allied Armies Take Posts for Siegfried Line Smash .•lions the Cala is i ii,,.-i. The l-lritt.-h drove I! 11 miii s !-.<im Vimy Hidce tr> tli" Dutch *>oidir. The Ain-rican Fiist Army tin 1 .:.-: SO miles I rein the Belgian binder past Li< ge and IK within 1 ."> mi>s of the Sir-efried's --Filler de|cn>rs. The American Third Armv d •••. e up to ;:."i miles fi n!ii i he MI n.-e in across the Moselle Four Annies I scd Three America): aMlil.s .:>'! .1 British finny wore In ing i i !: |. ; ,'•''•; ill the gigant a- n|iei a i ,i i|. These M, ,.|-e | n,. ji.,sil |o:. -. e! ! : e American armii >: The Fi'st Ainu- in Belt n. :M •','"••• beyrmd (he -.(pUiied Belgian :n!'.;--s city of Liege in loss il-aii ' v in: 11 " from Ihe German fi":itar i:- i!e v . cimty c.f Aachen. The Thii d A nnv '.ad . , ..--• •! i h'> Moselle : iver in :; v ' |.l <• • - • nd Met?, and \a ni .v n- < • - '• I'. .1' ' ' .-.lid had (Til-lied 1 i.i :• -• i|i' li.-l ' man ennntei all n i,. The Sevenl h A rmv •.'. I. .• I: ' .. «•'' "I 1 from I he Meii n.-i i a '" .1 r d' . '• '•'"- dow n Ilie |a.-i .'."i nun-- '" 'h I ; ' >''"! ' 2:1 p nnrt h nf Svv i! ;•- ; ; , ad To (he north t '.:•• M: ;' Ai my held iis five in< ! ' 'lead (iv er t I,,- All,, i • i a increasing fierce' ieM.-:a ' ;orma ns batll'-d (,, -•-1 IP ing sweep towa' 'i i In anchor of the Signed Iii n. German ln.i ui : I w ; southeast of An.-'i i d Hi . A frontline -!.--p IN I; : "'.n the Urilish Si ! A: ': v -.iid '•••'• • v I hal British advance •.• :••- ! :. , d a ne-.v eiossin™ uf i he A ii.. . • . .ii: -I in tin ai ea nf (Iheoi. w hi. h i- ."i miles ivist nf An'vviit T!,i- re--nig was throe or fo',r •.,]!• r- •• ' ] .-'. < •-1 of a PI e V i i'i l ] s I -1 i < i L: ' 11 - .': •< • I i:' i ' 11 a d c. 11 n •(! In B"iirc l,i ..P..Id The London la.::- .•• • hi".idea-: hearfl bv X r % i'. -lid that the Urilish had t'.ned ar.'iier crossing of the AM" 'I ' .•:!:a! :''• Miles easl of Antwerp ai,d wi-.-t i.: Mio original crossing in 'he :.MI e. increasing elieniv resis' a m e I Anchen. towa id winch Lieutenant(general i""iutnoy II. Hodges' l-'irst Armv i|iid|rs we!" diiving. was the Parents Identify Victim of Amnesia STOCKTOX S.pt. 0. <r.I'.l — Ail .amnesia victim who had even 1'orgntlrn )iow to dress himself was identified by his parents today as Lloyd Steelc, Jr., IV 1 , medically discharged sailor who broke his neck while in the n.'ivy last vcar. The youih had t" vvatih other pa- liC'lHs in San .loaquin General Hospital dress before- be could clothe himself. He docs not recognize his parents and apparently has lost his inenmry completely. $t cole's parents live in a trailer camp near Lodi. Have Your Eyes Examined Open a Charge Account GLASSES • That are right for your eyes and your job. CONSULT DR. R, F. ABRAMS OPTOMETRIST 1507 Nineteenth Street Phone 2-7335 ,.i igm.al :-,ci i!;iTII anchor of the Si-'g- :ied I,inc. I,at :|ie Gem,ms in r.i.;:i !l is' il V ' Vtclld"d the line G fi mill S ".: ln-1 II": III !" ('lev e. The Gr>ril)a II di ',' use ;'.i|,e now eMelllls WCll III fieii- of A a i hen. Lieutenant Gonr-l.i] George S. I'.rinn's gasoline.thjrsiy Third Army 1.1 :he south was supplied |,y a SkV- ii :.<' of i IT tianspoii planes which i.: i.d- d on 1.. \v ard ail si rips. It was .1 i.l-'k i.I supplies VV hi h I il s! S!"'.v ' -d Up Ihe 'I'll II d A rill V . Sai'T'-nie headunarli is masked ! h" • vi< t j'osil ions of i he l"i vv a i d cle- :..• id- oi the lour Allied armies, con <e:iling fioni tile (',e] i na ns which i olnmiis weie engage,] in leints and uhii h would di'li'.er the smashing bl-iw do-igncd to bi'i-a'-h the Nazi line and Ian "il! into ! h" illtei iol 1 o| 11:11' r's I inal lor' less. < lerma ny. The f',i-i ma ns wei e i ii.-hmg- rein :'-I ee|u'-n i s inlo the Si'gtii'd line . leal new A ln< I ii a n I Hack \\ ido\v all i i .it I i a lilted into ( lei in i n v a! 1:11: lit s t u a s 111 M g i o n v ' i v s. A merican Third A i my I roofs knocked (ml Me to •!" Germ-in tanks in repulsing ill' 1 ^Jerman eounteral- lack along the Moselle river—I he last vvaler halijer befoie Ihe Saal basin. Mine than Ton prisonei s were taken in Ihe first few hours The Third A i my now had eapl ured 'i : total o| T^.'inii prisoner.-', wounded an estimated i;v IIKII i ;,., M ,a us a nd killed L'L'.IHIM ill l-'lallee. To the wsl I !l i! !-. h. i 'a Ii (dialls- and Poles closed iii on th" ia.-i of 1 In .\axi-hcld co.i.-l. Tin", s.'i/.-u i he lielgian pints o| iiosiende and >;>••', port w II honl a I IL;||| a lid h"lilllii d III-- Germans inlo cramped pockets a i oiind I ho oi her coa.-lal purls i I l-'.ol I I'lL'lie. I'alais 1'Uuk' !l|'|e and '/.'•: In IILJL:" >:' ar I he I lolland line. 'I'll, se I roop' no iv had (ivcl I nn pi aci n allv I he . m n e l''rench-l'.i I- gium roel-,e| Iii.inli coa-i. It was esli- nialed that I'."" of the Xa/is' living bomb sites had been di-iov-red and I lid e pi oh.il.ly w ' re inoi e hidden a vv a v in isoiai.'d vvoo-ls iiol ye! in v esl JL-a I ed. All of liicse were "VI ' sites. There was no evidence lhal anv "\'-L'" launi bing platforms had I n uncovered. Larry Allen Declares Nazis Done by Dec. 25 SA X Ml K( '.< ' Si |il. 'I i.•!')- l.ari y Allen, Associated I'ress war cone spondent and I'ulir/.er pi i/e vv inner, lodav s ; ii,| he believed there was 1 a gin ill chance Germany would be dc- llele.ised only I _' vviek-. .IL;O from a (ierinaii prison camp Allen said lie did iml believe collapse of the Geitiialis would come nnli) they had suffered a decisive military defeat mi I In ir ow n soil. ' The hallle that may prodni e that result probably will be along the famous west wall," Allen said. The col i espolldenl said when he last lalked lo German people they ,-lill were confident Hitler would v el pla V a I I limp card. "The ma jorit v of Germans. s!rant-;e as i! may seem, still believe II il li r is i on i pa i a hie to a i lot v ." Quebec Readies for Meeting U. S. WIN_WAR REPUBLICAN NOMINEE SPEAKS IN INDIANA of potential jni pin I a nee was vv h h Hubert Murphy, new Iv named ad visi r on German affairs lo Genera! Dwight II. Kisenhovvor's command. Murphy has just returned from llalv wheio he saw Prime Minister I'hurchiH. and Ihere have been London reports that Murphv would al- tend the (Quebec meelillg. (ONTAINKK ((I'OTA Kl-:.M(t\'KI> \\'AS1 II .\( i'l'l i.X. Sept. !). v^Pl — \\'l'l! today removal all restrictions on tin 1 use of new fibre containers for shippers lor I resh tomatoes. Apple.-, grapes, limes, mushrooms, peais, rhubarb previously were removed from container quotas. DORMAN PHOTO SHOP 1673 Chester Avenue Special Rates to Babies, Servicemen and Women Open After 6 P. M. and Sunday by Appointment PHONE 8-8793 RECORDS BUILDING MATERIALS Insulation Roofing Materials Roof Coatings Interior Tile MODERNIZATION MATERIALS Kern Materials Co. Phone 2-8496 20 Kentucky Street Sec HARRY CITRON cUt BROCKS Expert and Guaranteed Walch Repairing DR. DAYMAN'S SMALL ANIMAL HOSPITAL JJakersfield's Newest Small Animal Hospital Medical and Surgical Treatment Kind, Individual Attention 2007 Niles Street Phone 2-0675 lly \VII I.IAM I. (OMVAV ! MITf'HKLL. 1ml.. Sept. |i. (,?) — Governor John \\'. Pricker of Ohio.' nominee, declared todav t hat the nation must win the war completely, di-- inn our enemies ami bring hoinr our soldiers "to enjoy the fruits for w hi( h I hey fdiighl. ' Speakiim from the plalfoini across ihe backs of two trucks in Ihe main , st lei I of this eolimmililv of oL'HO population. Ihe nominee said that his pa i t v had embarked upon ;; cam-: paiwn lo assure "that America may! I"' i.ik.i u oil! ol Ihe doldrums of de- [ teal Ism ' i Addressing I In- ei ovvd of about l.'nn lal'lnels laelorv Workers and h 'iisew iv es. Iliieker said that Ihe ! asks a head w ere : ' l-'irsi. lo win Ihe war completelv ! and to disarm German.'.- and Japan and keep them disarmed. <M't Itoys llnme 1 Second, lo net the bo.v s who are fighting our battles home to enjoy the fruits for which they fought. "Third, to maintain in America inidvidii.il liberty, and opporl unit v i Im jobs ai good wages in private! i nd u-! i v ' ' The i 'hi".i n (old I he a lldienee "Thai -- what Ihe boys all over the world are concerned about and that's vv hal I hev'll gel ." The governor, who was en route lo nearby French Lick to formally accept hi.s place as running mate of Goveinor Thomas K. Dewey. said lhal he was glad in inn with Dewey and lhal Devvev would lie the next I'l esidonl. Hi il Ui'l a Iso (lei la I ed t lie People ov. e "an everlasting dehl of gratitude" li isl of the cdituis. of Amei ica. Kdilorx Praised "The edit ols (if A U i I ica ," t he • >hio governor said in a prepared speech released by his office, 'Have performed a great and noble and pa- Iliolic service in keeping up Ihe iighl for our essential liberties as . gua i antood (u th,, hill of rights." Giivetiior Mricker slopped here en route lo French Lick, hid . where tonight In- will formally open his campaign in ;HI address before Ihe Indiana Republican Kditorial Association. opening his bid for Indiana's 1;'. electoral votes in behalf of Goveinor, Thomas I-:. Dewey. t lie Mi-publican piesidential nominee. P.ricker told his Mitchell listeners lhal the editors : of Auieiica know hovv seriously their liberties "Have been I h rea toned and: abused and trammeled by an arrogant autocratic biirea ucracv . ".Most of the editors of America,", he asserted. "Have been tine to Iheir Irust and have spoken fear- I lesslv tn Ihe people about these encroachments. The people of America owe them all everlasting debt of gra I il ude." 5000 Men on State Forest FireJJnes SACIIAMKXTO. Sepl. !i. I.'P) — Xe.irly aiMiii men were on lire lines . th ghoul California today striving in control blaxes which already have swept over .'Id,(inn of acres of timber, brush and grass land. The stale division of forest ly said its own crew of L'T'i" men had been augmented with l.>0" soldiers and li'in ( ivilians haslil.v recruited at various >'it ies. High temperatures and low humidity gieatly increased the lire hazard and made fires already under- wav difficult to control, forestry division oflieials said. Fires were reported In the last M hours in Nevada, K! Dorado. Fi esuo. Shasta. San Henito. Mendoeino. Iliv- eiside. and San Diego counties. Some were brought under control only to break out again when wind gusts threw sparks Into tinder like trees and brush. NAZIS FLEE BACK OF GOTHIC LINE ALLIES ADVANCE TO 2000 YARDS OF PISTOIA Plmle hv AtlHtin. l r .\TIIKK, SON SERVE— Father and son from Fellows who are serving in services of Ihe l.'riitcd Slates are .lames II. Owen, boatswain's mate first class, and hi.s son. Private First Class Robert I.. Owen. James Owen enlisted in the Seabees in .November of JJl-12. He spent 10 months in the south Pacific and was recently returned home for hospltali/.a- linn and is now mi limited duty at ''amp Park, lleforc enteiiiiK the na\v he \\rts omplovod hy Ihe t'ni\'ersal <)il t'ompan>' near Fellows, llis son enlisted in the army air corps in October. IIM'J. and spent 14 months at Gardner Field. He is an auto mechanic and thi.s week wrote home that he was somewhere in France. .Mrs. Lillian Owen, wife and mother of these two men, resides at Ihe family home on the X'niver.sal lease near Fellows. Ambling Anesthetist Strikes Again in Mattoon, Illinois MATTOOX. Ill, Se'pt. !). ll'.I'l — The ambling anesthetist brought his list of victims to I'.'i today and left police- wilh no clue except a few stray whiffs of the siokcning-sweeM odor of ganieiiias that causes nausea and temporary pa ralysis. I ic-tect ivc-s on the 11 ail of I he phantom prowler received a setback today when a slate chemist announced he bad failed to find it trace of chemical in a five-pound sail sack. Investigators had pinned their hopes on the salt sack to give them some ineliejat ion of what the elusive thin man with the sUull cap uses to overcome Ids victims. One of those 1 to conn- miller the phantom's spell was Mrs. Carl fVirdes. 45. who picked up and sniffed at the damp sack she found lying against her door. She was burned badly about the face and ne'Ck when she smelled ihe doth. and. like- the other victims, she keeli'd over, sick and temporarily paralyzed. liiohai'd T. Pipe 1 ! 1 , suporint ondent of the 1 stale bureau of criminal i ideiilificai ion and investigation, analyzed the cloth and loiind nothing 1 lo indicate it was more than an old salt sack. "This." Piper said. "makes it more myslei ions I ban ( v er ! Matlooii police, flooded with demands that they nab ih" prowler, agreed. They stepped up Iheir search as seven additional pel sons j reported visits Irmu ihe thin man. The latest victims were Miss Frances Smith, a grade school prin- | cipal: her sister Maxine Smith: Mrs. j Gencvieve I laskcll and her son. Grayson, S; Glenda I lendershot 1, 11: land Mrs. i;ussoll Haile.v and her sister. Katherine Tux/o. i Nearly all of the phantom's vie' thus have been women and children, and skeptics have advanced the theory that Mattoon's mad sci- i enlist is an imaginary character born in the comic books. Piper, however, is convinced there is :t real boogie man. Perhaps, he is an insane chemist, who delights in frightening his victims without causing them any permanent harm, Piper suggested. Russians Open Giant Drive for Krakow, Nazis Say ('ominu-'d I-' border today in a bloodless invasion lhal broke Germany's last bold on the Black sea and pushed the reluctant Rulgarian government into a declaration of war against the Reich. Premier .losef S:alin ordered the Third rkrainian Army and units of ihe Se<mid 1,'krainian Army across the llulgnrian-Uiinianian frontier early yesterday and by night they had advanced I'D ,o -In miles on a front extending H-l miles inland from the P.lack sea coast. Scores of oilier towns and villages fell, including- the Danube towns of Silistra and Turlucala. and front reports said the- Soviets were driving rapidly southward toward the Turkish and Greek borders. The fall of Varna left only the main Pdack sea base of Burgas still nominally in German hands, and that seaport. -ITi miles below Varna, was expected lo bu occupied without a struggle. The triumphant Soviet -march across Bulgaria, coupled with Partisan and Allied blows in Yugoslavia, virtually sealed the doom of an estimated ".">(>.OIMI to ;iT."i.OOfl Germans now penned up in southeastern Kurope and promised widespread political repercussions throughout the Balkans. Moscow spokesmen said Bulgarian troops were fraternizing with the Soviets arid distributing proclamations throughout (lie country to explain the new ."(Illation to the public. Sofia declared martial law for all Bulgaria, presumably to facilitate the roundup of German soldiers whose arrest was demanded by Moscow. (The Soviet announcement that the invasion began yesterday gave the lie to German reports that Russia 1 ! troops crossed Bulgaria and en- tei'e-e! (treoco on Thursday.) BulKiirs at War 1 Inl^arian troops offt-red no resist- a IK-- and at li p. in. Sofia announced thai Bulgaria was at war with Germany, thus placing the country in the anomalous position of being momentarily a belligerent against both Gi-'ri.iany and the Allies. Moscow, still keeping the jittery Bulgars on the fence, withheld its reply to the Sofia government's armistice appeal, but announced that the question was being "examined." Flying columns of the Third I'krainian Army swept south along the Black sea coast from Mangalia and occupied the Varna naval base, •10 miles inside Bulgaria's 1!MO frontier, while Second Army units on the inland invasion flank took the Danube river port of Ruse (Ruschuk). At Ruse, the Soviets seized 112 German warships, including 12 largo vessels, but the occupation forces at Varna discovered that 7 U-boats and (!7 other small men-of-war had been scuttled by their crews. ROMF,. Sept. 9. (UP.) —Allied troops captured two dominating heights north of Florence and advanced to within 20tl(i yards of the important communications center of Pistoia today, forcing the Germans in the western sector to begin a withdrawal behind the Gothic line. Violent rains and thunderstorms restricted operations along the en- tira eastern sector, however, and the British Kighth Army made only small local gains in the Conca river area, near the Adriatic sea. Allied troops captured Monte Morello and Monte Senario, X and 10 miles respectively, north of Florence, flanking highway f>5 from which the Germans have been able to overlook the entire area. The enemy's loss of these dominating heights above I he- Arm, rivf-r was followed by increasing signs the Germans were withdrawing their main forces to new positions behind the Gothic line's fortifications. The I'nited States Fifth Armv sent patrols 2 miles north of captured Prato to within about a mile of Pistoia; another 6 miles north of Altopascio to the southern portion of the village of Pescia, and still another 4 miles north of Lucca to a point near Saltocehio on the Serchio river. In the coastal area further west, several American patrols crossed the Serchio river and moved into the swampy lagoons and canals beyond. Some of the 1 patrols, front dispatches said, drew considerable fire ranging up to 7,"i millimeter guns, but others encountered only maeliinegun and sniper fire evidently from rearguaid units left to protect the enemy's wit hdra wal northward. The Americans now control the Serchio river line from the coast to a point near Saltocchin, including the crossing immediately north of Lucca, where they took Monte San Qttirico. a mile and half north of Lucca, yesterday and continued to advance northward. British troops made some gains at the 1 western base of the Conca river bridgehead in the Adriatic sector, capturing one hill feature and the village of Palazo, one mile southeast of San Savino, and the villages of Croce and Menghio about a half mile further west and each less than a quarter of a mile above the Conca river. Croee was the center of much of the bitter fighting in the last few days in the Adriatic sector, where the British repulsed a series of enemy counterattacks without the loss of any of their gains in their drive for Rimini, coastal gateway to the Po valley. Dewey Calls for Fast Work on Security League Continued From Page One ary 20 and the progress of the Japanese war so far along that plans will be advanced if not fully completed." Dewey said in response to a conference question that he had no present plans to speak in person to members of the armed forces. He said he had read in the newspapers that his first two major campaign speeches would be shortwaved to the troops overseas. "You mean, like going to Hawaii to campaign?" Dewey said in an obvious reference to President Roosevelt's recent trip to Pearl Harbor. Questioned about statements in his Philadelphia speech that the administration was planning to keep men overly long in the army to lift postwar unemployment. Dewey said he did not mean that large-scale ills- j charges from the armed forces j should begin now or that an ap- ! preciable number should be lei out : before complete victory Is won. j Demobolization. he said, was an Hilmiiiisl rative matter, adding: Dewey declared "they have been * proposing that America should try to buy the good will of the world." There were screams of "attaboy" from the mixed audience of men and women. "The international organization that. we will achieve at the end of this war will only be commenced after 60 nations have been brought together and have agreed on the structure," the nominee continued. "Now, if we work at top speed with all of the finest ikill and talent that. we have at our command, and at the conrmand of all the other nations. it will take months to develop complete agreement upon all of ths aspects of the international organl-* zation,' 1 he said. The war pace is so swift, Dewey went on, that none can tell when it might end and the nearer we are to being in agreement on its form, the. nearer we will be to the point where it can begin effective work. Asks Fust Work "I feel very strongly that work , "All it requires is good intent, j on "• "''Kotiations on it, consulta- ; and competent administration and a li " ns ;iru! tlle brlnglns; in of the I confidence in the fnlted States." Kln "" nations should all proceed as Warren Francis, a reporter for the Los Angeles Times, said his newspaper was suggesting editorially that either Dewey or Dulles be invited to the Quebec conference. "I never invite myself to private discussions." the R?publican nominee said. . "We are doing the Inviting," Francis said. "You are doing the suggesting," Dewey pointed out. Dewey made it plain before he left Louisville, however, that he is ready to take issue with anyone whose views do not coincide with his. Calls Question Naive He called "a little naive" a written question submitted by AVarren Moscow, reporter for the Xew York Times, inquiring if the nominee agreed with Senator Arthur Vanden- bei'g (R-Mich.) that an international peace organization "should not he established until aflei' the peace settlement." "This world organization should develop effective cooperative means to prevent or repel military aggression and such means should include the use of force as well as the mobil- moral pressure and of economic ization of international opinion, of sanctiones." Full Partnership Speaking of Poland, France, the low countries and Norway, the candidate told his nationwide radio audience thai "they and all other peoples of good will are entitled to full partnership" in preventing an- rapidly as possible," he said. Dewey came out flatly last night before a cheering, stamping, whiR- 'tling crowd in Louisville Armory in support of the principle of using- force where necessary to prevent fu- • ture wars. In his second major campaign speech, delivered before the National Federation of Women's, Republican clubs at Louisville, the governor endorsed the American plan for a postwar security organization, as submitted to the Dumbarton Oaks conference in AVashington, and said: Dewey said Americans are completely agreed on, the proposition that they do not intend to have a third woi Id war and that "we can* not make good that resolve by anv effort (o withdraw or isolate ourselves from the rest of the world." Nonpartisati Effort •• Peace efforts must become nonpartisan, he declared, adding that he would insist that 'these matters shall never be subjects for partisan, political advantage by any Individual or by any party, either in or out of power." As a possible allusion to his earlier advocacy of a postwar military alliance with Great Britain, later expanded to include Russia and China, the Xew York governor said he repeatedly had Insisted that this country must "continue close cooperation" with other major Allied powers to supervise disarmament of Germany and Japan. But the task of maintaining per- i HONORS "ROCK"—The new post- 5 ago stamp pictured above, commemorating Corregidor — famous "Rock" of the Philippines—will be placed on first-day sale at AVash- ington. D. C., post office on Sep- Robinson Says Nation Unpreparedfor Peace SACRAMKXTO, Sept. 0. (/PI — Harrison llohinson, president, of the state chamber of cer.mneroe, te.ild a meeting of more than 400 California business and governmental leaders today he doubts that the nation "is any better prepared to meet the problems of peace than it was to meet the- Japs at Pearl harbor." Speaking before the annual breakfast sponsored by the Sacramento host committee, Robinson outlined desirable peace time national goals as: 1. Full employment for the employable. j 2. Widespread distribution on a i financially sound basis of the fruits of production. I ii. An approximate balance bei tween production and consumption. j -I. Adequate public care "for those who honestly can't take care of j themselves.' 1 i —— , ——~— i Roland Addresses 20-30 ClubMeeting Twenty-Thirty Club members heard Howard Roland, who spoke on activities of the petroleum committee of the group and Henry McCullen, who discussed the food industry from the grocer's point of view at a luncheon meeting at Hotel El Te.jon Thursday. Guests at the meeting ^vere Charles Warner of the state 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 1 Thursday night at. the home of president. Bob Roberts. Roland AVoodruff is chairman .of the youth center committee. olher war. j mament peace, he said, is a much He reiterated that discussion of ; broader one in which all nations, peace problems should be open and r.ot on any "hush-hush, pussy-foot" basis. *• Again lashing out at what he termed "the AA'ashington spenders." i to rule the world," lie declared. great and small, must be given an opportunity to join. 'We Americans and a few strong friends must not assume the right GRAVE MARKER—The device pictured above has War Department approval as a marker for graves of veterans of World War II. The suggestion of Lester W. Parker, secretary of Ohio's Sandusky County Soldiers' and Sailors' Relief Commission, the design is a replica of the lapel button now- issued to discharged veterans. DIES OF Bl'RNS LOS ANGELES. Sept. 9. 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Nip Forts Below Philippines Lashed PimlinUf'ii From I'HKP One .Mitcholl.s ;md P-".8s unloaded on the K'ua Bay area nf Halmahora, island stepping-stone between Allied forces on Xew Guinea and the Philippines. Fit Pattern These raids, though unconfirmed, fitted the pattern of ceaseless, ever- growing aerial warfare which Oen- i eral MucArthUr, Admiral Ximitz and the Twentieth (B-29) Bomber Command have launched against .Tapa- iif.se holdings from Manchuria to the Indies. One Superfortress is missing and presumed lost as a result of yesterday's B-29 attack on Anshan. Manchuria, the Twentieth Air Force reported today. All oilier planes of the large task force which made the attack have now been accounted for, a commu- nique said. C'oininuni<|iip Text The text of communique Xo. 13: "Complete preliminary reports of yesterday's B-29 Superfortress attack upon Japanese-dominated Anthan, in Manchuria, reveal that one of our aircraft is missing and presumed to be lost. All other aircraft which participated in the mission have now been accounted for. "Revised reports also show that our gunners shot down 7 enemy fighter planes, probably destroyed 10 others, and damaged 11. "Karly appraisal of damage at the target indicates numerous hits within the target area, and the crews of the last planes to reach the target report their objectives obscured by clouds of smoke." Mindanao Hit The air war has won definite advantages. General MacArthur announced today that "our air force now dominates the southern Philippines." A 113-ton bombing attack on Mindanao, southermost Philippine island, met no aerial opposition, for the simple reason the Japanese hnrl pulled their hoarded alrforce out of harm's way farther north. To the north. Admiral Nimitx' carrier planes poured devastation into installations for three days on Yap rind t'uithi islands in the western Carolines. They knocked out a radio cable station, ack-ack positions, storage and buildings. Enemy reports said the action was large scale, with 300 planes thrown In against Yap. The action lasted through September 5-7. Axis broadcasters, who previously had forecast invasion of Mindanao, now spotlighted Halinahera as next on MacArthur's list. In any event. Tokyo let is people know that Japan's southern empire 1 —rich in war materials—was in a bad way. Only in China did the Japanese prosper. Lingling, site of an American afrbase, fell before strong forces flooding down from captured Heng- yanp. Kweilln, major city of Kwansl province, was under threat of the powerful forces driving south to cleave China in two. Colonel Convicted of Accepting Gifts LAS VKGAS, Nov.. Sept. 9. (JP)— A general courtmartial after deliberating seven and a half hours convicted Lieutenant-Colonel Harvey R. Rankin last night of a series of irregularities in administering the office of base quartermaster, and sentenced him to dismissal from the service, lie also was fined $1000. Rankin, a native of Hutchinson, Kan., was convicted of wrongfully taking government stores and permitting others to take them; of aiding a heating and ventilating company to secure payment of an irregular government claim, and of accepting gifts from firms with which the government was dealing. ' EXONERATED IN STABBING LOS ANGELES, Sept. 9. C*)—A coroner's jury has exonerated Mrs. Leontine Cox for the fatal stabbing j last August 26 of her husband, Frank Cox, in their apartment here. Police offices testified that Mrs. Cox related how her husband kicked her and struck her with a knife. To a Laboring Man who wants a bettor job Now Is the time to look for a good lob with a permanent company. Southern Pacific has such a Job for you. working in the railroad shops or yards . . . denning up, keeping things in order. You'll see the "inside" of railroading, see locomotives torn down, see railroad equipment being repaired, be a part of a big tenm. If you want to get ahead, plenty of opportunity If you pitch In. New. higher railroad pay. Fine penplan plnn. Railroad pass privileges. Medical services. A good gong to work with- Above all, a job with a big, permanent company. Look into this right now . . . join up with S. P. and help us keep th« war freights rolling. * See or Write B. W. MITCHELL S. P. Station, BakersHeld. or *. your nearest 8. P. Agent French Sweep 31 Miles a Day Continued From Pnge One two days of heavy fighting and drove north and wpst from Chalon. In the 31-mile march from Pontarlier, where they were reported officially yesterday, the French swept through Pierre Fontaine and then on Into Malche, 3 miles west of Switzerland and less than 25 miles south of Belfort. At Maiche the French were only 36 miles east of the Americana at Besancon, with the two columns converging- rapidly toward the German escape route through Belfort pass. The drive through the Saone valley also was moving quickly after the French broke through stiff German resistance .along a line stretching from Montchainin through Chagny to Beaune, all north of Chalon. WE BUY Used Radios Radio and Appllinoa C«, Fox Theatre Building III! N StrMt, Dial 44MI

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