The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on September 13, 1944 · Page 2
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Bakersfield, California
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Wednesday, September 13, 1944
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LOW-PRICED GAS CIRCULATOR 15.95 Wards vented heater has giant cast iron burner.;. gives speedier circulation of heat on less fuel! 20,000 B.T.U. input ; . ; heat for 1 to 2!/2 rooms! Hammerloid brown finish! AGA approved! NEW BRAIDED OVAL RUGS 6.45 A new fype braided rug.;; cotton yarns braided over a sturdy filler.. Use them in bedroom, dining room or living room. Wide choice of colors combined with white. Size 27x51 inches ir VUit our Catalog Department for items not In store stocks * Give your budget a lift..; use our Monthly Payment Plan Mont Twenty-fifth and Chester gomery "Where Parking Is Easier" Ward Phone 7-7871 AMERICANS PUSH ON IN ITALY GOTHIC LINE TOTTERS BEFORE FIFTH ARMY HOMK, Sept. 13. (U.RI— American troops drove northward despite renewed Gormnn resistance along the western sector of the Gothic Line today, advancing three miles Ijpyoml the former sen plane base at I^aso di Massacluccolt to reach the outskirts of the Tyrrhenian summer resort and fishing port of Viaregglo. • In the Adriatic coast sector, the Germans wore continuing their fierce . resistance against British Eighth Army troops, with Point 44'.), a crag-like hill 800 yards wost of rmirh-conte.sted Gemmuno, changing hands several times yesterday. The t'nited States Fifth Army continued its advance north of Florence, taking the town of l.arg- nano, 18 miles north of Florence, anil the towns of Poggio Delia Dogana and San Ippolito, both 17 miles north of Florence and just west of Larfinano. Fighting wns continuing through five main passes into the German's Gothic lino. The Allied communique failed to reveal the location of the passes, except to say the British Eighth Army was within a mile pf one pass northwest of Florence and the United States Fifth Army within two and a half miles of another heavily defended gateway somewhere north tp northwest of Florence. Eighth Army troops, who previously had crossed the Sieve river northeast of Florence, have advanced five miles in the last -4 hours, an Allied communique disclosed today. There and elsewhere along, the Italian front, however, the Allied forces were meeting increased German artillery fire as they closed with the Gothic line fortifications. 1 "Mr. America" Faces 1938 Assault Charge SAX PEDRO, Sept. 13. UP) — Stepping from a boat from India, William Ilillgardncr, 28-year-old physical culture Instructor who three times won the. title of "Mr. America," was taken into custody yesterday on suspicion of criminal assault upon a Xcw York girl in 193S. Ilillgardner declared he is Innocent and said he returned to the United States to apply for navy enlistment. Hillgardner was accompanied by his wife and 2-year-old son. Toy Manufacturers Will Make Comeback MIXXKAPOMS. Sept. 13. (U.P.t — One of the first production casualties of the war is coming back. Lieutenant Robert MeCollom, area disposal officer of the A A. F. technical command, said today that alert toy manufacturers have Knapped up 37,000 obsolete circular discs used in airplane manufacture. Toy makers estimated the discs can be converted Into 18,500 metal yo-yos. Third Fresno Fire Victim Succumbs FRKSXO, Sept. 13. (UP)—Mrs. AVanda Cox, J4, became Fresno county's third fire fatality in 24 hours early today when she succumbed to burns suffered yesterday when her apartment caught fire, while yesterday afternoon 2-year-old Shirley Rogers burned to death when fire destroyed her family ranch home. Mrs. Cox' son, Bobby, 4, died yesterday from burns and suffocation during the apartment fire. Mrs. Cox jumped from a second-story window after attempting unsuccessfully to rescue her son. The Rogers girl hid under a bed when the ranch house caught fire, making it impossible for her parents, who were in a nearby field when the fire broke out, to rescue her. Her 4-year-old brother, Cecil, and 3-months-old sister were carried to safety. Coroner A. M. Yost said there would be a formal Inquiry into the deaths. READING MATTER OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept. 13. (JP) Two sailors in a New Caledonia hospital wrote the WAG recruiting office for pamphlets on the Women's Army Service. Lieutenant Mavis Pape, In charge of the station, said the sailors weren't interested in joining personally—just thought the stuff would make good reading. Remotely Controlled Firing System Used on Superforts SEATTLE, Sept. in. (UP,)—A remotely controlled gunfire system, similar to that used on battleships, is employed on Boeing B-29 Super- fortresses, the Boeing Aircraft Company stated today with approval of the war department. Employment of the system. Tioeing said, was dictated by the fact that the huge bombers were pressurized. It wns necessary, therefore, to install a firing system which would enable gunners, encased in pressur- izcd compartments, to operate guns outside the compartments. The firing system, Boeing said, was developed jointly with the army air forces materiel command and the General Electric Company. The gunners on the B-2!)s, Boeing said, are entirely removed from any manual contact with their guns and, with the exception of the tailgunner, fire them from remote stations. Even the tailgunner, the company said, although near his guns, is not in manual contact with them. 'There are many advantages to this system. Because the gunners do not rlils inside the turrets, the turrets can be made smaller ant! installed at positions on the hombors where their fire will be more effective. The smaller tin-rents impot'b less drag on the ship, increasing performance," an official stated. Sighting accuracy, Boeing said, also was increased. With the gunner removed from his guns, he Is spared the jar and vibration of the recoil. Thus, the company said, it was easier for gunners to track their targets and hold gunsights on them. A superfort gunner, Boeing said, has to move a small sight inside of swinging heavy guns. That, pyis the fact that gunners do not have to crowd themselves into cramped quarters, serves to improve accuracy of fire. The change, Hoeing said, a&o made it possible to provide crewmen with additional armor protection. T'AMPA, Texas, Sept. 1,1. UP)— Mrs. Sam Williams thought she smelled I paint. Investigated, found one side of her house had been freshly painted. Sorry, said Hie contractor, wrong house— and he moved next door. Amazing new war vehicle travels in water* ..glides like a ghost aver swamp or sand Built by Stndebaker and powered by famous Studebaker Champion engine TTERE'S a brand-new example of the only propels itself in deep water, fully JL JL teamwork of the Office of Scientific loaded, but it also clambers up and down Research and Development, the War De- steep, slippery banks with amazing ease. partment and Studebaker engineers This new Weasel is built by Stude- It's the latest model of the Army's ver- baker under contract with the Ordnance satile track-laying vehicle known as the Weasel... This new M29C is just as much at home in water as it is on sand, mud, swamp or solid ground ... It not Department, Army Service Forces. It adds another unit of war equipment to an impressive Studebaker list that includes aircraft engines and heavy-duty trucks. Sfucfo&oUr... Pioneer and Pacemaker in Automotive ft "mONt ENGINLl IOR rHl BOiINO HVING FOKIRtSS MUlTIPIf DOIVf MIHURr FPUKi IHI ARMY , N( Things you may not know about a busy western neighbor Southern Pacific has been a part of western life for three quarters of a century. We've had our share of brickbats, and we've had our share of praise. Mostly we've been taken pretty much for granted, like the paper boy or the milkman. Since Pearl Harbor, though, people generally have regarded Southern Pacific and the other railroads with new understanding and appreciation. Now, when the chips are down, they seem to realize how indispensable the railroads really are. Because of Southern Pacific's strategic location in relation to the war against Japan, we have been called upon to carry an enormous westbound burden. In addition, we are handling vast quantities of raw .materials and finished products of greatly expanded western industries, plus an abnormally large east* bound movement of foodstuffs. The six facts below may help explain the unprecedented burden we are carrying, and why our service to civilians is not as good as we'd like it to be: I ln freight and passenger volume, Southi ern Pacific is the third largest railroad in America. Only the Pennsylvania and New York Central are carrying a bigger load than Southern Pacific. 2 Southern Pacific's 15,000 miles of line J» Southern Pacific serves more military (more than any other United States *•* and naval establishments than any railroad) are predominately single track, other railroad in the U. S. From New Or- requiring the most accurate and exacting leans to Portland an endless chain of air kind of railroading. bases and encampments adjoins our line. 4 We serva more military meals to personnel of the armed forces than any other two U. 8. railroads combined. And, of course, service men and women have first call on our restricted ration points. 5 Southern Pacific crosses innumerable mountain ranges, and has to climb more major summits than any other U. S. railroad. It takes more locomotives to pull trains up steep mountain grades. • Southern Pacific has the main north and south line along the Pacific Coast. serving the principal ports of embarkation from San Diego to Portland. Naturally, troop trains must come first with us. S-P The friendly Southern Pacific

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