The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on September 13, 1944 · Page 4
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The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California · Page 4

Bakersfield, California
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Wednesday, September 13, 1944
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4 Wednesday, September 13,1944 gfre gafatrsttclb Califomian Mattoon's "Mad Gasser" Is Found to Be Hysterical Hoax MATTOOX. 111.. Sept. in. (.?>— Mattoon's mysteiioiis gas-.-pr.-i> ing night prowler, state and city police officials have theorized, if nun- existent, and tho cxcite-.noni icsiilt- Ing from repeated reports of his alleged attacks during the la.-t '.no weeks, they said, was "a mistake from beginning to erid." Fumes from a war pl;'!:r .mil mas? liysteria, the officers said v-st'idr.y were to blame for the i > p> i ;.-- by more than a .score of PMSOH-: that they had been attacked by the marauder who s;ippo.-i-d!\ strayed an unidentified, sir keumg gas through open bedioom u indou >. "The whole thing i~ ,i mi-take," said Police Chief C. I-;. Cole and State Polii e Captain Many Curtis v ho was In i-hai ge of SI.HC, e -i ni I" aid liii-ai police in captuiiiig the "gas maniac." Curtis termed it a "pciT-.ct example ,,f die woi|-jng of mass psychology in whir], minors of a gas spra.\ in-.; prowler, spread l>v a eo:mnuiilly whispering campaign, blossomed into mass hysteria." The offii-crs said Investigation of I reported attacks disclosed no evi- 1 dem <> to support slorii-s told police by the vict ims —none had seen the prowler spray gat- through windows. ^ Curtis said a prowler may have been ; seen in MUMP «.f i be cases, but ; "merely ],.. eoinejdeni e. Tin' idea ! of tlie prowler undoiibi'-tll.', jir-i : grew \\ ilb rumors. ' 1 Police ollielals- said l.n^e I quantii ies of carbon !'•! i aehloi ide ! are used in v, ork a: i war pla ni i 1.111- pauy. and I hat "it has an odor that I can be carried to a 11 part.- of the I city as the w ind .-hit is. j Investigators sai 1 such a . hem! leal would cause symptoms repotted ' by some of tlie victims- -dry lips and pan-bed throat. Some also bad reported they were iiauseali-d and affected by partial parlysis for a brief time. BOWLES, BYRNES ROW OVER PRICES ADMINISTRATORS BICKER OVER POSTWAR CEILINGS FALSE TEETH That Loosen Need Not Embarrass Many wearers of false teeth have snt'lereil real embai las.-tin-lit because their plate dropped, slipped 01 vvahliled al lust Hie WHIMU ti Ji., n,,i |jvc In fear of this happenlnu to \ oil Just -prinlilo a little KASTKKTII Hie alkaline inoii-acjd) nowdci. on your plate--. Holds false ii-r-ih iiinre. flrtrdv. MI they feel more comfortable. Ones- not Minr. Checks "plate nilor" idi-ntiire breallii. Oet KASTrKTI! at any drnu .-lore. — Adv. \VASIII.\GT(iX. Sept. IS. HJ.P.I — War Mobili/atjon Direi tor James !•'. l'.\rnes and Price Chief Chester Rowles today « <•> e revealed to be in disagreement over prices that consumers will pay for civilian goods which go back into pioduction after the defeat of Germany. ! liyrnes proposed a method of pricing which, if carried out. would mean a blanket increase ,<,jver prewar price." for virtually all. items re-turning to the maiket. Howies fa- voted a plan whereby many major item". Mich :IH automobiles, would not lie any hiuher. In his report to Prei-idcnf Ronse- \elt on reconversion last Saturday, I!. 1 , rnes said "il would be feasible" lor Ihe dl'A to set a general ceiling for articles out of civilian produc: lion for some lime "at a fixed percentage above the prices charged for such articles before civilian production ceased. : P.owles made his stand clear In a ! recent report on reconversion pricing, in which ho said that "wliilje j some commodities are going to come j back at higher prices than when | they wont nut. not all of them will ; b.- higher." | officials contending that Increases for all goods will not be needed ! pointed out that electric irons re: turned to the market a few mouths ago at 1 lie same prices that, prevailed .w lien product ion slopped. One hiuli official said automobiles ' may return to tlie market, at tin 1 old i prices, but that piano prices, for example, could be expected to lie much higher since wages have risen sharply in llii*. industry during the war. 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Gorgeous Loveliness -or Weekly Terms! Quebec Plans Are "Co-ordinated" «"onl irmod I-'rom PoppOne Also fitting in \viih tho Pacific thriii'' of this meeting was the announcement that Knar Admiral Kmory S. band, head of the American .Maritime Commission and War Shipping Administration, would .join the meeting In a day or so. Secretary of Treasury Henry Morgenthan, Jr.. also is coming here from Washington. ... KaHy pointed out that Land's presence involved the "serious problem" of shipping In the Pacific. Morgenthau. according to Karly. is coming liere as a member of Ihe American cabinet committee study ing "economic problems." obviously including the financial situation confronting the Allies upon the iiberi- tlnn of Kurope, as well as postwar finance. The manner in which tile President described the over-all purposes of Ihe conference here opened new ti«'lds of speculation on the question of whether the Pacific 1 Allies expect Russian help in finishing off Japan. President. Roosevelt was believed lo be pressing today for Anglo-American agreement on the appointment of ;m American naval officer—probably Admiral Ernest J. King or Admiral Chester W. Ximitz— as supreme commander of tlie Allied campaigns to crush Japan. Leading Issue This was the leading issue as Mr. Roosevelt. Prime Minister Churchill and their high staffs began their second day of planning the strategy for finishing off Japan. Officials said the British were inclined to favor fipneral Douglas Mac- Art bur for I lie post of supreme commander and there was some support for him in the American staff too. Hut tlie President was understood to want a navy man. The top post is certain to go to an American because most of the power brought against Japan will be American—although Britain will send more ships, men and planes to I be Far Hast when (in-many is whipped, and China's manpower will be ai med increasingly. * Underlying the command question IM that of whether the main drive against Japan is to be keyed to naval or to land operations. And there tigain Mr. Roosevelt was believed to side with the navy view. Obviously the ultimate destruction of power at home and in Asia will require great use of land and air as well as naval and amphibious forces MacArthur is assured of a continuing prominent place. Mr. Roosevelt has promised that MacArthur will be able to fulfill his promise to return to the Philippines. That may occur soon, and MacArthur probably will go on from there. f !eneral Joseph W. Stihvell's forces in China will play an increasingly important role when more supplies can be delivered to them. And the British, with their special interests in recapturing Singapore. Malaya and Hong Kong will be in there. But the prospect now is that these operations will be keyed to a massive seaborne assault—probably to the China coast and then northward. President of Boeing Firm III in Kansas I "WICHITA, Kan., Sept. ],1. (UP.)— ; Philip C. Johnson. r>u, president of ! the Hoeing Aircraft Company of i Seattle, was in critical condition in ; St. Francis Hospital here today fro-.n a sudden illness suffered In his hotel j room lasi night. The middle-agfd manufacturer of the famed B-2'.l and B-17 bombing planes tame here yesterday on what was described as a routine business visit to the Wichita Boeing plant. Although hospital attendants and Boeing officials withheld announcement of the nalme of Johnson's illness, unofficial reports* were that he suffered a heart attack or a paralytic stroke. Mrs. Johnson was understood to be en route to Wichita from Seattle by air. INCREASED BEET ACREAGJLSLATED KERN GROWERS SLATE PROGRAM FOR 1944 Man Shoots Wife, Kills Self in Bar SPARKS. Xev., Sept. 13. (UR) — lloyt. Cagle. 40, Sacramento, shot and seriously wounded his wife and then turned his revolver on himself, committing suicide, in a bar here late yesterday, police reported. I Mrs. Cagle, SI, was taken to the j Washoe General Hospital where her [ condition was described as "satisfactory." Hearing Mrs Cagle's voice, the estranged husband wheeled around on the stool on which he was sitting, whipped out a revolver and opened fire. After shooting his wife through the breast Cagle fired three bullets into his body, and was dead when police arrived. Handy with tools? This job may be up your alley Tills is a good job. And a bit ntiusiitil in many ways because it's got just a bit more excitement and real lie-man's "stuff" to it than most jobs. The work : Helper in Southern Pacific's big railroad shops or roundhouses . . . working with skilled craftsmen on locomotives, rolling stock, other rail- rond equipment. You don't need to be experienced—just willing. If you wish, you can learn railroading on the ground floor . . . learn a tine craft from men who know their business. You'll be part of n line outfit . . . n company whose biggest job still lies ahead : carrying the war lond for the huge Pacific offensive. Regular railroad wnges. Fine pension plan. Railroad pass privileges. Medical services. Investigate today. See or Write B. W. MITCHELL 8. P. Station. Bakersflel.l. or your nearest S. P. Agent WE Buy Used Radios Rnnths Radio and Applianct Co. Fox Theatre Building 2016 H Street, Dial 4-4055 Greatest Blitz Hits European Theater Cent limed Frntn Page One est aerial poundings of tlie entire war from thousands of Allied planes. The first spearhead was driven against the Siegfried Line, the headquarters dispatch indicated, by one of the armored forces smashing steadily deeper into Germany after crossings from Luxembourg and Belgium, with advanced elements reaching within some 35 miles of the Rhine. A new I'nited States Army—the Xinth. commanded by Lieutenant- C.eneral William II. Simpson—was revealed to have landed in France to join in the climactic assauft on Germany. Its location was not disclosed. Cross Itnrder The Twelvth Army group headquarters dispatch emphasized _that the announcement that the Allies had crossed the German border in "at least" two places—8 miles northwest of Trier and east of Eupen— appeared to imply that other crossings may have been made. Kor whatever it was worth in that connection, Xa/i-controlled Oslo broadcast reported crossing east of Malmedy, Beligum. between Trier and Kupen. and southwest of Trier. "The invasion of Germany itself appeared under way in force as a general advance continued eastward toward the Siegfried Line, which on tlie First Army front lies about 5 to 10 miles behind the frontier," the headquarters dispatch said in reporting advanced elements in touch with the last great fortified belt before Berlin. On the heels of a dramatic warning from General Dwight D. Eisenhower that German civilians must quit the Ruhr and Rhineland or be bombed out, a great parade of American and British warplanes swarmed out over the advancing Allied armies this morning to spread new ruin through the enemy's west wnll fortifications. A blanket of security censorship obscured the advance of the American First Army's two spearheads into Germany south of Aachen and beyond Trier, but correspondents were permitted to reveal that both columns were operating in strength and that new crossings of the border were imminent at six other undisclosed points. At the same time, it was- announced that a new American fight ing: force, the United States Ninth Army under Lieutenant-General William H. Simpson, has landed somewhere in France to join the million or more men already wheeling into line for the grand assault on Ger many. Another great striking arm. the newly-constituted Allied Air Borne Army, also was ready to join in the battle for the Nazi homeland. Headquarters refused to comment, how ever, on a Paris radio report that tha paratroopers and glider-borne infantry-would soon be landed behind the Siegfried Line to smash the enemy's communications and transport. An increased acreage program will j be followed in 1!M5 by Kern county's i j three sugar beet companies, Maic j i Lindsay. Kern Tarm adviser, announce^! today. * Sugar beet growers throughout the I'nited States have evidence of the need for an increased acreage of beets in the coming .year, through the t'nited States Department of Agriculture's report that sugar supplies available to the I'nited Xations are likely to be smaller next year tlnn in 1!M4 due to prospects for a reduced Cuban crop and smaller reserve stocks. The price support program will be as favorable as the 1'.M4 program, under which California growers will average about $111.5(1 per ton. the War Food Administration has announced. The report said that, it appears that total supplies for the United States will be about 20 per cent larger during the calendar year 1944. than they were in 194:',. due almost entirely to increased production In the Caribbean 'islands, principally Cuba. The production of beet sugar, from the crop harvested in the fall of 1043 was drastically reduced In, .both the United States and Canada. Itflow (ionls For the past two years, United States sugar beet acreage has been considerbly below the War Food Administration's goals for the crop. According to the sugar available to lions on .January 1 ing countries, were smalli r than they earlier. (.'lose Supervision The distribution of sug:(r from the Caribbean continues to he under the close supervision of the governments of the United States. Canada and the United Kingdom, and sugar supplies controlled by the Uniteu Nations are likely to continue to be relatively scarce and in large demand as long as the war in Asia continues. HEALTH QUIZ TUNO III w hm pur tifistiMT Q Q Di yM fill hutaky iftir ntiii? Q D DiyiiiitiwifBfsitiisily? DD DiyiHfiiltirU-lisUiss? DD Do you (eel headachy and upset due to poorly digested food? To (eel cheerful and happy again your food must be digested properly. Each day, Nature must produce about two pints of a vital digestive juice to help digest your food. U Nature (ails, your food may remain undigested— leaving you headachy and irritable. Therefore, you must increase the flow of this digestive juice. Carter's Little Liver Pills increase this flow quickly — often in as little as 30 minutes. And, you're on the road to (eeling better. Don't depend on artificial aids to counteract indigestion—when Carter's Little Liver Pills aid digestion after Nature's own order. Take Carter's Little Liver Pills as directed. Get them at any drugstore. Only 10< and 25*. CONSULT YOUR LOCAL PLUMBER FOR ALL PLUMBING NEEDS Water Heaters—Gas and Butane Fixtures of Ail Kinds Sprinkling Systems Pipe and Fittings Sewers Contracting and Repairing WORK GIARANTEEI) ARVIN PLUMBING BakersHelil. Phone 2-5091 Arvin, Phone 122 \VKA. Mocks of tlif L'nlleil Na- J!M4. in rxporl- about one-lliircl were one year General Perching Has 84th Birthday WASHIXGTOX, Sept. IS, (UK- General of the Armies John J. Pershing: celebrated his eighty-fourth birthday anniversary today and the best gift of all was the newspaper headlines sounding the approaching defeat of Germany. Pershing, who unsuccessfully advocated unconditional surrender of Germany when he led the A. E. F. in 1!MS, was cheered by the knowledge that Allied soldiers already were on German soil and would drive this time u» complete occupation of the Reich. Today was really a double anniversary for General Pershing. It was -ti years ago today that his forces broke through the St. Mihiel front in a push that culminated in tho German retreat two months later. Michelle Morgan Gives Birth to Son HOLLYWOOD, Sppt. 13. <UR> — French Actress Michelle Morgan, wife of Actor William Marshall, today gaye birth to a baby boy at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital The infant weighed S pounds, It ounces and was named Michael William. Miss Morgan, who has taken out citizenship papers, escaped from German occupied France in 19-10. She married Marshall in 1IM-. Dorsey and Wife Set to Surrender Cnntinnril From I'.-IRP Ono friendly and it wasn't exactly on the shoulder. Dorsey insists it was the sort of pat that makes a husband cease being genial. He hauled Hall onto his balcony, and according to the latter, threatened to toss him five stories down to the concrete sidewalk. Then they wrestled, tangling with a flower pot with a geranium in it, and by then somebody yet to he revealed knocked out N'on is and began kicking him In the face. This made a Kansas City blonde, Jane Churchill, unhappy. She protested and for her trouble, she said. Miss Dane tried to r .scalp her with her bare hands: at least she saiil she lost three patches of permanently waved hair the size of 25-cent pieces. Xow there were two melees, for men on the front porch and for ladies only in the living room, A little noisy, it was. Denies t\e of Knife That woke next door neighbor Smiley, who paid a fine for hook- making last week, and he came over to stop the shambles with his fists. These were his only weapons, he said, in denying bitterly that he stooped to using a butcher knife. If it wasn't a butcher knife. Hall said, it was something bright and shiny and he didn't think it was Dorsey's trombone. All he knew was that the end of his nose came so close to being sliced off that it worked like a hinge until his doctor sewed it back on. Man Pleads Innocent fo Gardenia Murder LOS AXfJKLKS, Sept. 1?,. (UP) — Roger Lewis Gardner, 110. who left a trail of broken hearts across the nation while posing as a federal agent, today pleaded innocent to the "gardenia" murder of Mrs. Ora Murray. (lardncr also pleaded not guilty to two counts of grand theft involving $!)IMI in cash and jewelry he allegedly bilked from Mrs. Jeanette Wai- sor. one of his admirers. Mrs. .Murray's bruised and seminude body was found on a local golf course July -li, 11143. . lie was arrested several months later in Xew York and was convicted of impersonating a federal officer. Ho was sentenced to three years in federal prison but was turned rivet 1 to local authorities to face the murder charge. Proves Wonderful For Itching Skin To soothe itching, burning sjdn, apply medicated liquid ZEMO-^a Doctor's formula backed by 35 years continuous success! For ringworm symptoms, eczema, athlete's foot or blemishes due to external cause, apply ZEMO freely. ZEMO promptly relieves and also aids healing. Over 25,000,000 packages sold. One trial convinces. TPBf IUI ^\ 3 different sizes. BUY BANK OF AMERICA MONEY ORDERS Bank *f Amnn — tDonty firitr — EACH AT ANY BRANCH West's Largest Jewelers • 17 Stores to Serve Youl UI.U1U. Sells more DIAMONDS than any firm in the West 1434 Nineteenth Street. Bakersfield FIRST in total volume of car and truck service in town after town, in state after state, in every section of America; FIRST in that deep-seated public confidence and preference which are expressed in the statement—"MORE PEOPLE GO TO CHEVROLET DEALERS FOR SERVICE THAN TO ANY OTHER DEALER ORGANIZATION." FIRST to introduce the famous wartime CAR AND TRUCK CONSERVATION PLANS to help "save the wheels that serve America." BUY MOKE BONDS SPEED THE VICTORY Original fit* Outriding it.*r of "CAR CONSERVATION" MOTOR CENTER Twenty-second and Chester Phone 9-9441

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