The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on September 12, 1944 · Page 2
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The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California · Page 2

Bakersfield, California
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Tuesday, September 12, 1944
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;:* 2 Tuesdoy, September '2, 1944 fcftc Safefrsficlb California!! 5,516 War "Vets" Already Re-Hired by U. S. Steel Philippine Drive Increases Speed Cnnlinucfl From Tnge Ono joint ami Intensified campaign .luainst I ho Japanese empire weie the Cniii'il Stntps Third Pacific fleet and the American-Australian Far jKa stern Air Force. !» Thi- attack on the Philippines by •warship's ji rid .carrier planes of the i Third fleet in a tactical operation I was tin 1 first of the war. It was I coiiiinandeil liy Admiral William F. ! llalsey, Jr. j StearniriK < lose to Mindanao. lars- ;cst and southernmost of the Philippines, llalsey's cruisers, destroyers and carrier planes delivered the most devastating single blow yet struck at the Japanese merchant fleet last Friday. At least S!) carpro ships and small craft were .-'link or probably de- si roved --t lie urcali'st nuinber ever taken in any single operation of this ;i i . i 'ii cial estimates destroyed at Veteran of Guadalcanal, Tulagi and New Guinea, Marine Raider Andy t)oby was down six times with malaria, and finally given a medical discharge. Returning home, he went to work at a McKeesport, Pa., plant of U. S. Steel. Andy's story is much like that of 5,515 other war veterans who have come back to work for U. S. Steel. A warm welcome is given to U. S. Steel's former employees when they return. Every opportunity is offered for advancement, including special training in the skills for which they are best suited. UNITED STATES STEEL nservalivc unof placed the tonnage around .~i<>.l"ifi. Many of the ships! were small cargo vessels, which may | reduce the tonnage sunk below that i destroyed in such engagements as r Midway and Guadalcanal. ; Significantly, no Japanese combat! ship appeared to challenge 1 lalsey's j fleet and only S enemy planes were n tlic ait. They were quickly de- ••trriyed. together with liO on the ground. A job with a locomotive to help you Work for a company whose biggest job is still ahead This job IIMVS about $220 base pay after a couple of weeks of Iniin in:.'. Jl's a job for tin active man who doesn't like dull routine nnrt who lines like lo see things move The job: switching railroad cnrs, trains . . coupling 'em up, shunting 'em on to .sidings . . . freights from all over Hie country. loaded with guns, tanks, wnr materials. You'll work with an engine, crew (good guys if ever there were nnyi, have a locomotive to do Hie heavy work. Remember, Southern Pacific's big gcst job is still ahead . . . handling the over-increasing wnr load for the drive in the Pacific. Your work will be vital. Railroad puss privileges. Fine pension plan. Medical services. The kind of job you can he proud of. Look into this toil.'iy. (Student BraUenicn needed also. Pays about $220 per month also, after short training.) See or B. W. MITCHELL S. I'. Station. Hakerslield or your nearest S. P. Agent Grand Jury Hears Hall-Dorsey Story Continued from PascOn? Sewed back on, it is now as good as new. Smiley, convicted yesterday of telephone betting on horse races, had nothing to say to jurors when he was called today. In rapid success. Hall's maid. Dorsey, and Pat Dane appeared before the jury. Smiley, Dorsey and Miss Dane stood on their constitutional rights and refused to comment. Each was in the jury room only a moment and then reappeared, .smiling, and joshing reporters. Hall's maid. Miss Ruby Cotton, said she washed the blood from Hall's coat after he got home, but there were no cuts in it. There were in Hall's face, Xorris said. He said he was silting in his automobile after the party and heard someone shouting: "They're killing Jon; they're cutting him to pieces. "I looked up on the balcony and there were Hall and Dorsey fighting. "I rushed in and saw Hall all bloody and staggering around the living room. I pulled him out into the hallway and turned around and the door was locked. 1 knocked. 'That was his mistake, he said. 'They were all waiting for me." He was knocked down, he said, Smiley kicked him in the face, and Dorsey. despite his broken nose and glasses, grabbed him by one leg. dragged him down stairs, bumpety. bumpety. bump, and tossed him outside. Hall, showing no traces of the slashes variously attributed to a knife, a potted geranium, and a broken beer bottle, greeted Norris enthusiastically. Fre«h from a morning of bur- noosed ln\e.making to seven-veiled Maria Monte/ for the cameras, I hill clapped his old pal Norris on the shoulder and then turned t" the reporters clustered outside the grand jury room. lie wasn't there to tell the jury anything. Hall said, only to answer (| nest ions. Of these there were plenty, and the actor remained behind the closed doors of the jury loom for an hour. What he said was not disclosed on his voluntary oath of secrecy. Sandwiched in between the principal's testimony, was that of Jesus Oistillon, guitar player at the I'lush Clover Club, who was swept along in the tide as the Dorsey- Hall party left the club and went on with festivities in the Dorsey apartment. I'OI'E PRAISES ALLIES WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, <UR> — Pope Pius XII has praised the "fine example, bearing and conduct of Allied troops in Rome," the AVhite House revealed today. The Pope's message was disclosed in a letter to President Roosevelt from Myron C. Taylor, his personal representative to the Vatican. F.R.,Churchill Map New Pacific Strikes Continued From Page One British forces to be transferred from Europe to the Far East as soon as Germany's defeat is complete must also be determined. And the amount of lend-lease aid the United States will give Britain after the European war ends, must lie considered. Mr. Roosevelt. Mr. Churchill and their staffs nettlfd down to threshing out these matters in conference rooms in the old Citadel, looking out over the St. Lawrence. Preliminaries were gotten out of the way swiftly following their arrival yesterday. Last night they were guests of the Earl of Athlone, governor- general, at a state dinner. Wide Field Their talks were expected to cover a wide field, including many problems in Europe. But it was officially emphasized that the Pacific war was the No. 1 topic, and the absence of Soviet Premier Josef Stalin fits in with that program. Converging drives on the Japanese from the central Pacific, and the southwest Pacific nre forging ahead of schedule, hut the enemy recently has made fresh piugress In China. Those drives must be extended before a direct assault on Japan itself can be started. "3m they are going so fast that now the top planners— who must work months in advance of the action — must begin to lay out the strategy for the final assaults. There are now four commands fighting the Japanese: l.'The United States Pacific' forces under Admiral Chester W. Nimitz have struck swiftly across the central Pacific and have penetrated Japan's inner defense circle. 2. General Douglas MacArthur's forces have swept up from the south to place themselves in a position to invade the southern Philippines. :l. Forces in Lord Louis Mountbat- ten's southeast Asia command—comprising Burma, hid" China. Malaya land Sumatra—have had tough going but have succeeded in driving the Japanese out or northern Burma. This will permit early re-establishment of a land supply route from India to China. 4. In China. Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek's troops have been waging a. desperate but so far losing battle to prevent the Japanese from cutting the country in half. These commands have been operating under the broad plans developed at the last November's Roosevelt-Churchill-Chiang conference in Cairo. I'iut they have not had the benefit of the co-ordination such as General Dwight D. Eisenhower exercises in western Europe. Already delicate questions have arisen involving the overlapping of some command areas, t'nless a new command set up is achieved, these would multiply as the offensives progress. 7/ \ ll r/i TIE BATTLE JACKET This is the forerunner of the new trend in jackets. It was started by our leading Allied Generals and is now a part of our regular fighting man's equipment. You'll like it because it's new and practical as well as trim and handsome. Jacket illustrated is tailored of lightweight twill and sells for . ., . 1O50 HARRY COFFEE Yanks Drive Six Miles Into Reich Continued From Page One milep short of the German frontier and Mahnedy, !) miles west of the frontier. Us advances brought the vanguard almost to the border along a 2<>-mile front in that. area. The Americans almost completed the occupation of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, from which the first penetration of Germany was made. (The British radio reported that the German garrison of he Havre surrendered today and uiiOU of its men were captured. The commander had been wounded seriously by bomb?, the broadcast said, and the deputy commander surrendered the garrison.) Moving under a blistering artillery bombardment that ripped into the Nazis' vaunted Siegfried Line. Lieti- tenant-General Courtney H. Hodges' First Army rolled across the German frontier yesterday afternoon and early today were reported advancing steadily into the great forest belt of the Rhlneland. the terror . of invasion that Hitler's armies carried into more than a dozen European states in the first flush of Nazi power was visited upon the German homeland for tho first time in more than a century, and preliminary reports from the front said the Germans were offering only the feeblest resistance. Trier, birthplace of Karl Marx and probably the oldest city in Germany, was by-passed as the American tank and infantry columns fanned out through the densely-wooded hills to the east, probing at what appeared to be a soft spot in the Nazi west wall defenses. At the same lime, other First Army units in eastern 'Belgium battled 10 to 20 miles past Liege through savage German opposition to within 0 miles of the Reich and moved up their heavy artillery to pour salvo after salvo into the German city of Aachen. British Second Army forces at the northern end of the Allied battle line and LieutenaiH-General George S. I-'atton's United States Third Army on the southern flank, ground forward slowly toward the frontier in the face of stiff resistance. KILLED IN FRANCE TACOMA. Wash., Sept. 12. UP>— First Lieutenant Torn Potts, 23, who played in motion pictures before enlisting in May, 1941, and was a •nephew of Minnie Maddern Fiske, -stage actress, was killed in action in France August 10, his mother, All's. Bernice Potts, school teacher, was notified today. His widow, Marjorie, lives in Hollywood. FRESNO AND BAKERSFIELD Maine Gives G.O.P. Satisfying Returns Conlinvied i'rom Page OHO Third district—L'nited Stales Representative Frank Fellows (U). JU,48«: Ralph E. Graham ID). 11.145. Although the Republican leaders claimed the greatest margin of victory in history on the basis of Hildreth's lead of approximately 75,000. former Governor William Tudor Gardiner polled an 83,000 majority in 1028. Yesterday's balloting: was relatively light compared with 1940. It fell approximately 100,000 votes short of the 232,000 cast four years ago. Hildreth will succeed Republican Governor Sunnier Sewall who is retiring;. U. S. Bombers Lash Nazi Industries ______ 4 DIMINISHING OIL STORES STRUCK BY FORTRESSES AND LIBERATORS IN AIMS r.nxnox. Sept. 12. OW—More than 11""' Ameriean heavy bomb- ci n a I tack od Germany today for tho fifth consecutive flay, while nlher hundreds of Allied planes plummeted the foe close to the bat-' tlof nmt The Flying Fortresses and Liberators MRiiin bombed the enemy's diminishhiK oil stores in Kreat or* madas convoyed by probably 7.iO fighters. The Germans made no mention of air battles-snrh as the fiKhts of "last ditch" character yesterday In which the KiRhth Air Force alone destroyed 175 enemy planes. In clear weather, the hombrrs struck visually at these objective:*: Synthetic oil plants at Riilirland. northeast of Dresden: Banlen, near Leipzig: MandenhurK and at Hrtix on the r/ech border. • Hefinerles at HainminRstadt near Heide and at Mlsburg near Hannover. An engine plant near Kiel. An ordnance depot at Friedrichstadt near Magdeburg. The Germans said yet another American force was hitting south Germany from Italian bases. The enemy, in desperation, lighted smudge pots around some of the refineries to conceal them in smoke palls. Some of the targets were even deeper in eastern and central Germany than those attacked yesterday. Moscow reported scores of, I'nited States ICIglith Air Force lioiuhers landed on Russian bases yesterday after bombing Chemnitz, fill miles southeast of .Leipzig. Shortly before dawn, Mosquitoes* plunged many two-ton bombs into Merlin and K. A. F. T-ancasters pounded Dranstadt In the upper Khineland in force. In all. "01 German planes were destroyed in the west yesterday. Fighter bombers of the I'nited •States Ninth Air Force knocked out 28. Including ft in combat, while, tlie 175 victories were by Lieutenant-General James H. Don- little's Eighth Air Force. Four more were destroyed in the Mediterranean theater and 7 in Russia, making total German losses 21-1. NEW kind of ASPIRIN tablet doesn't upset stomach W HEN you need quick fjlief from pain, do you hesitate to take aspirin because it leaves you with an upset stomach i It so, this new medical discovery, SCJHtRiN, is "just what the doctor ordered" for you. Sup«rln U aspirin plus-— contains the same pure, safe aspirin you have long known—but developed by doctors in a special way for those upset by aspirin in its ordinary form. This n«w kind of aspirin tablet dissolves more quickly, lets the aspirin get right at the job of relieving pain, reduces the acidity of ordinary aspirin, and does not irritate or upset stomach—erea after repeated doses. T»ar this out to remind you to get Superia today, so you can have it on hand when headaches, colds, etc., strike. See how quickly it relieves (pain—how fine you feel after taking. At your druggist's, 15* and 39*. Supe/iuv • TA n i- r T <; THI COURSE OF INDUSTRY TAKES ITS WAY* A Ik Santa Fe v i w * Industry, hastened by needs of war, is on the march in California—the land where the weather, the space, the raw materials and man are natural allies * War needs now. Peace needs later. For the richness and Tightness of California as an industrial state are acknowledged—in time of war or peace. * Santa Fe is on the march in California, too. We have increased yard facilities, and installed new track and "speed up" traffic control systems to provide improved service for transporting materials to California and for carrying California products and produce "back East." * The Santa Fe Railway, linking the West with the East, Is extremely proud to be one of California's important transportaton allies in this great industrial expansion. dft 1IOOP MOVUUMT*. SMW SAtUNM • WAI MHNMMNT F SANTA PI SYSTIM LINIS - ALONO THI ROUTI TO TOKYO

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