The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on September 16, 1944 · Page 2
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The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California · Page 2

Bakersfield, California
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Saturday, September 16, 1944
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2 Saturday, September 16, 194-1 Farmers, Attention! It Is Time to Think of Your Sulphur or Gypsum Requirements for the Coming Season United Sulphur Company Has Given Me an Allotment for Kern County First Come First Served Bookings Taken Now for Next Six Months Call Collect or Write Dick Van Vliet Box 274 Arvin, Calif. Phone Arvin 86 or 85 Dewey Promises to Oust Sec. of Interior Ickes Continued From Papef'iie f the Chicago Sun, asked the exclaiming that he hoped allocation of supplies and -non to General the support of PI UEHRKI) SHEEP—Frrd Starrh. outstanding agriculture student at Shaffer Hieh School, is shown with his purebred Con-iPdale sheep. He will 1'iiti-r 1 ( i sh«H'|.i <n the cnm|iptitloii at 1 he Victory Foods Fair to be h'-ld .'it K'Pi'ii Cnnnly Fairgrounds September -'I to -4. Delano School Head Aachen Totters in Named to State Post Determined Drives III-', I,A NO Sept. Hi. —Mis. .Jami's II. Hm inn. .issislanl siiprrinlemknt of HIP local union grammar schools. II serve Mti the advisory slalf of the California Journal of Klemc it- »ry Kiluc.ii ion. according to an an- iiiiunccuicnl by .Miss Helen llctfci- maii. chief, division of eleinenlarv iiiaiion of the stale department "f education. Tlip Journal is the monthly publication of the state ck- pa it in'iH * >f e<l uca I ion. Dm ing file past year a curriculum guide was prepared under .Mi-. I'.ur- niti's leadei ship for the entire fac. ulty of the local f'lcnioMiary schools. Among other memhcis of the Journal staff is Kiev McClovevn. director curriculum in the office of the cciuntv superintendeni of school--. Sergeant Frost Reported Missing in Action Stall Sergeant ll'-ilx'il \V. Fiost. buybaiid of .Mrs. ('leu A. l-'rost. I:'.::'. Main street, lielano. is missing in action in the .Mediterranean area acc ling lo a report from the war department through Associated Press. To a Carpenter who wants an unusual job Out on Hie Southern Pacific line . . , out where the gross skitters when the train whisks by ... where there is room to breathe . . . (yes, and to swing a hnm- mer), the railroad hns n lob for ,vou. Building bridges, culverls, doing riiilrond construction work with men who figure a carpenter too cnn hammer out n victory tune. (This, believe us, is real wur work, because your work speeds the war trains.) Now, clown to brass tacks: You'll ' with a good gang ... in Outfit Cars fitted tip. No housing problem here! Board at very reasonable prices. Knilrond pass privileges. Medical services. A fine pension plan. Liberal ngc limits. Above all. n 1ob with n permanent company. If this sounds good, come in and see us. We think you'll so for this 1ob. See or Write B. W. MITCHELL S. I'. Station, IJalicrslleltl, or your nearest S. P. Agent. <""nnl intiril From PnpeOne I ho fortress, city of .Met/, exported to hn in Amorlfiin bands at any time. Kaithoi snutli tin- nowly • desiR- natod Sixth ArmV group of American and Fronch units closed In on i ho (Jornian frontier along a wido front from the Swiss bonier south df fli'lfort through Montt'bollard. Yillorsoxp]. Vcsoiil and Lsingrps. On tho opposite wing of the Allied j enact frnnl. Polish patrols struck 2'i miles into Holland in a -l-inile ad- vanco to I IIP area of llulst, Hi miles nnrthwi'st of Ant worp. \Vcstuard L'J miles, Canadian assault forces ' spi/.ed a ni'W bridge- hcad over tho Leopold canal in the region of Kekloo, niirl tanks rumbled across the barrier before (ho Dutch frontier In .support the infaritrynipn. The siipiviup headquarters amplifi- caijuii nf field reports on the breach- int! of the Siegfried Line did not idou- lify the posit ions taken )>y tlic Americans beyond I ho fortified belt, where Hodges' vanguard was less than ,'!0 miles from Cologne, industrial capital of thp niiineland and Germany's fourth city. The breakthrough was described officially as not yet on an extensive scale. Hut indications gave promise thai it might bo soon. It. was regarded us doubtful whether the Germans were inenny shape to offect an elastic defense in suffirlont strength to stem the Anipricati advance. I loadrinarters relensed no new word from the First Army front below (ho Aachen sector. A German broadcast said the Allies had crossed the Our river on i broad front. One stretch of (lie river forms the border between northeastern Luxembourg and Germany. Willi the incorporation of tho I'nitcd States Seventh Army into hi.s command. General IJwiglit D. Kisen- howei now had three Allied army groups nmnliorlng well over a million men on the march against Germany, probably the most heavily armed if not the largest invasion host nolcls. nominee: "Do you welcome" John L. Lewis'.'" Ciin't Head .Minds "f didn't know I had it," TJewey shot back. "As I read the dispatch, it said lie had n >t endorsed any presidential candidate. That is exactly what the dispatch said. All I can go by is what ne said, that he is not endorsing any candidate. I can not read minds." Kxplaining that be plans an international trade speech later in the campaign, iJewey declined to elaborate extensively on his declaration tliut "tariffs perhaps are not going to bo the answer in the future." He pointed out, however, that there' will be a great deal r^ government control of trade by other nations of ki'd cconomv' ed it. world, a Korl of as he ex"This whole question will depend on agreements ma:le and on quotas." he said. The norninc.'e agreed with n re- Douglas MacArtbiir "is now being determined by the chiefs of staff." Ucwey was to •meet Bottoifsen at Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. The New York governor entered the .Mat-Arthur discussion as his special train sat on a dusty railroad siding at Valentine, Neb. Earlier In the week be proposed that the talents, of the man President Roosevelt called "Doug," at the Pearl Harbor conference be given wider scope In the drive against the Japanese, "since MacArthur is no longer a political Threat." to the President. His remarks, then were prompted by reports that Mr. Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill might pick an over-all commander for the Pacific at their conference In Quebec. The question came up again at a lengthy news conference yesterday when Charles Van DeVandcr of the New York Post said it seemed to some people that Dewey's previous complaints that McArthur had been allocated insufficient supplies "were not consistent with your promise porter that this nation may need to ! that you w'ould keep the conduct of ime "anti-dumping laws." "The general feeling among all the people of this western country is [ said Hal that they would like the privilege of < Tribune, selling their products in the Ameri- "i'our question is answered over the war out of politics." "Thai's a speech, not a question." Foust of the Chicago market without competition from abroad." Dewey remarked. lie «aid. however, there was no one' wh'i insisted on cutting off all imports of wool in normal years does not ordinar- the wool it needs, lie addi'd, further, that a port here " Dewey said, pointing his thumb at Foust. "That is a speech, n it a question My remarks spoke for themselves " "Is It or Is it not true that the selection of a supreme commander in the Pacific is the responsibility of the combined chiefs of staff and IP answer to increasing export j Ilot exclusively the responsibility of •ade lay in greater co-operation be- ] , np president?" Van DeYander asked "That is exactly what I said in answer to a question at my previous conference." Dewey replied. "I i ween the executive, state, cbmmerr and labor departments and other agencies of the government. \\orU Out Own Problems Discussing- western problems;, the Republican nominee said he had not onl.f said it. but it actually got reported as 1 answered it." Hodges' First Army veterans, the first troops Into Germany and the first to crack the 'impregnable" Siegfried Line, made the most spectacular gains yesterday and early today, virtually surrounding the big German border oily of Aachen while armored and infantry spear- were tearing' open the Nazi fortifications to the east.. found a general sentiment on the i "If you had been president." Van- deVande'r continued, "would you have made a different allocation of supplies'. 1 '' "I am not crying- over 'spilled milk," Dewey answered. The Republican nominee said that if the selection of a Pacific commander had been made before President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill sat clown at the Quebec conference— as reported in an Associated Press dispatch from Quebec by William L. Beale. Jr.—then the information he had received previously was erroneous. He remarked that when the agenda of a conference were not made public, "speculation invariably arises." Dewey said he was not being informed on the progress of the Quebec meeting by any information given to John Foster Dulles, his foreign affairs deputy, by Secretary of State Hull. While he was to be told of any decisions on an International security organization or on sanctions against Axis powers, the nominee said he did not know if these questions wen? "part of the discussions between these two Individuals." "Do you think the conduct of the con- j W ar should be kept entirely out of if people of this section of the country that they want to work out their own problems as much as possible. He .said this applied to water resources, reclamation and other projects. "They don't want the federal government to make decisions in an ivory tower and hand them down to them," he declared. Karlier he had asserted that for seven years the New Deal had been "pulling rabbits out of the hat, not one of which ever produced anything." The Republican presidential nominee, Introduced by Idaho's Governor C. A. Bottoifsen, urged a crowd gathered around bis train to support his efforts to bring- to Washington a new administration which he said was confident could direct the country toward greater achievements than it ever had seen before. The Now York governor's 13-car gathered under a single i train traveled down a spur line from llausor. Mont., over rails which railroad men said had not carried passenger trains for I'O years. All traffic over the line in that period had boon confined to freight and lumber trains. Dewey arrived here for SHAFTER HIGH OFFICERS—Newly elected officers of Shatter High School are (left to right) Herbert Hpitzer, sophomore president; Clive Hamlin, freshman president: Charles Thomas, senior class president; Bob Devlin, student body president; and Gene Harless, junior class president. Men Swallow More Than News, Doctors Report By .MAE SAUXDERS ferences with (iovernor HottoU'sen and other political leaders. He ex- pecle.d to leave late this afternoon for Spokane. Wash., where a night breakthrough, disclosed in a ' stop was scheduled. front dispatch from I'nited Press War Correspondent Henry T. Gor- I'ell. put the Yanks in the open more than 7 miles beyond Aachen and astride a great four-lane motor high In his short talk from the rear platform of his train, Dewey urged the election of Bottoifsen to the United States Senate. At a Billings, Alont., news confer- way running to Cologne and other ! ence, the Republican presidential key areas of Germany's rich Indus- ! candidate answered a question con I'liine ami Ruhr valleys. ! cerning the Pacific war effort by A n»w Pacific Finance Loan office 1712 CHESTER AVENUE BAKERSFIELD .ven the best-conditioned pocketbooks need help at times. "' * So, when your pocketbook finds the going a bit too rough, visit your Pacific Finance Branch... for a quick private loan... or for horse-sense advice and counsel on consolidating debts and simplifying your financial problems. Remember when you need cash you can borrow up lo $1000 on one of these convenient loan plans, on your: Automobile Furniture Salary Livestock You'll like the friendly and helpful way Pacific Finance serves its customers Your branch manager is: L. D. Leochner The address is: 1712 Chester Avenue; Phone 2-3337 the political campaign?" queried VHII <le Vandcr. "Surely, and in the hands of the cliiel' of staff." was the answer. A few minutes later a reporter asked If it was Dewey's understanding that the allocation of supplies to MacArthur "is not c'etermined by the chief of staff and is not a part of the military conduct of the war. Do you think your remarks on MacArthur are still pertinent, in view of this Associated Press dispatch?" asked Tom Reynolds of the Chicago Sun. "Yes, certainly," the New York governor replied. BRITISH ADVANCE ON ADRIATIC LINE LAUNCH BATTLE FOR STRATEGIC AIRSTRIP ROME, Sept. 16. (UR)—British Eighth Army troops advanced along the whole Adriatic front today, capturing nine villages and launching a buttle for the strategic airfield three ifciles below Rimini, gateway to the Po valley. Resistance stiffened on the western end of the front where American, British and Lndian troops were engaged in fierce fighting with the Germans within the depths of the Gothic Line. Only small gains were made in that sector on the right flank of the United States Fifth Army. Although the Gothic Line has been breached and 5500 German* have been taken prisoner since the offensive started on the Adriatic front 1M days ago. Field Marshal Albert Kesselring still was concentrating his forces in that sector to prevent the Allies from perfecting the breakthrough and pouring out into the broad stretches of the Po valley northward. Greek troops of the Eighth Army took the town of San Lorenzo-in- Strada, on the coastal road 4'i miles from Rimini, then crossed the Marano River and reached the edge of the Rimini air field in a single day. , Canadian troops of the Eighth Army, who established a bridgehead across the Marano some 2 miles from the coast, engaged In stiff fighting with Panzer Grenadiers and captured 150, Including one battalion commander. Still other crossings were made to the southwest at the village of Ospedaletto, 4 miles from the coast, and Patrignano, 5 miles from the coast. Both villages were captured. Almost every reporter knows that the public will swallow a great deal, but a bit of sleuthing at Kern General Hospital reveals the propensity of the human race to swallow other oddities besides the ne-vs of the day and with much more risk to the corporeal system. From the time that man is able to fall out of the crade until the time, he is ready to fall into the grave, he continually puts things in his mouth. Choice of objects is purely coincidental, some persons having better taste than others, some being satisfied with coins while'others bite off the handles of car doors. With nature providing man with only two hands and two feet, the mouth has been used since the time of Genesis as a pick up and repository of stray objects. In the better, although not safer brackets, a dressmaker will cram her mouth full of pins, a shoemaker tucks in a handful of tacks. There are many professional dodges to nature's appalling economy, as doctors hang stetheacopes on their ears, clerks and reporters lodge their pencils there. But scientific research at the local hospital reveals that things once put in the mouth don't stay there, and the choice of materials often sends the ambulance clanging down the street. Joe Doakes who swallowed a fish bone Is rescued. It is strange but trur- that rarely does one of the swallowing acts result in fatalities, and it can easily be seen how the sword swallowing art developed, beginning with pins, no doubt. Few accidents actually happen at the table when normally most people are using their mouths for the purpose for which nature intended. Hours After Dark Research indicates that some of the most lethal habits of tucking things into the mouth comes during the hours after dark, when the subject, In order to save electricity, reaches into a medicine cabinet and takes a swig of what is supposed to be his favorite dosage. Often, it turns out to be lysol or something equally malodorous, but the unconscious victim did not pursue even the average caution of a cat, dog or canary. What is swallowed is not always a nocturnal habit, but is sometimes seasonal. This Is peculiarly true of children, who love to eat Christmas tree ornaments In winter and the tops off coke bottles In the summer. The diaper-age, even during wartime with no thought of priorities, prefers diets of safety pins. AVhat the human stomach can stow away and let the patent live is news. Here's the record at Kern General, just in case you haven't swallowed any of the foregoing comments: This month already, doctors have extracted from one baby a lot of lumlnal tablets. The two that swallowed pennies were permitted to let nature take its course. Coin, Bottle Top Last month's favorite objects among the swallowers were: One coin, a coke bottle top, a safety pin. In July, the diet for those who like to surprise their esophagus was one safety pin, part of the handle of a revolver, one Iron table, a lid off a pocket searchlight, the top of a penny bank, one fish bone, and part of the handle of a car door. June was a poor month, for doctors were called upon only to extract one thumb tack, and a few pennies were left to their own devices for those who think the stomach is a good bank. Fox Tail Eaten In May, the month of flowers, someone went out and ate a fox tall Instead, and other objects swallowed included a piece of glass, a marble, rubbing alcohol, and one infant took on a sulpha diazine tablet. In April, the patrons of the mad- swallowing art were pikers, as only one case, a glass awallower showed up. March, when all things are growing, inspired one infant to take a quantity of thyroid tablets. In February, a small boy tried a diet of thumb tacks and a little girl ate part of a medicine dropper. In January, a young woman swallowed a bobby pin. In December, one diner choked on a pork bone, and a child ate a Christmas tree ornament, while, another took a good swig out of an oil of turpentine bottle. November was a musical month, as a baby swallowed a guitar pick and another child tried screws from a piano bench. October was the only month of the year In which the swallowers decided not to be fall goys. Last September stomach explorations at the hospital netted a nail, the wheel of a watch and a wooden ball. Longer records indicate the infinite variety of range and Imagination of those who like to put foreign objects In their mouths such as the wheel off a toy train, sheep dip, a piece of pipe. Iodine, mothballs, buttons, and a toothpaste lid. l«yTbMiitYMrDiilif . Mr.svi K VISAIIA SAN BUILDING MATERIALS Insulation Roofing Materials Roof Coatings Interior Tile MODERNIZATION MATERIALS Kern Materials Co. i Phone 2-8496 20 Kentucky Street CONSULT YOUR LOCAL PLUMBER FOR ALL PLUMBING NEEDS Water Heater*—Gaa and Butane Fixtures of All Kinds Sprinkling Systems Pipe and Fittings Sewers Contracting and Repairing WORK GUARANTEED ARVIN PLUMBING Old Age Assistance Under Act Explained EDITOR'S NOTE—Thin lit the eighteenth In n KerieH tit articles explaining federal old age and survivors insurance laws. ,. "What is the difference between •Id-age and survivors' insurance and >ld-age assistance as provided in the Social Security Act?" Old-age and survivors' insurance is 'or wage-earners. It provides an income for themselves and their fam- lies when death or old age cuts off wages. This insurance is based on the worker's own wages in jobs that come under the plan. • Old-age assistance, is for people ifter they are old and. in want. Through it, each state, with federal jid, provides for its own aged needy-. Allowances paid under this plan lepend on the Individual's own need at the time during which aid is given. The state decides who shall ;ct aid and how much shall be paid o each person. The recipient does iot contribute to this system and the payments are not based on his former earnings. For further Information call or write the Bakersfield office of the Social Security Board, located at 209 Professional building, Bakersfield. F. R., Churchill in Military Meetings • Continued From Page One duced less argument, and had brought complete unanimity faster than any which he and the prime minister ever had conducted. He emphasized that major actions determined upon to beat the Japanese menace in the Pacific were complicated. The problem of logistics, as well as strategy plans, he said, has had" lo be considered.. For, he said, while plenty of men and materials are available, it still is a task to bring 1 them together up to the scenes ofi, action. Make Certain We are going to mako certain, the chief executive asserted, of ending barbarism in the Pacific. Never, he said, was the idea of a supreme command for the Pacific considered. He jibed good-naturedly those elements of the press that had speculated about one. He recalled previous references he had made to the tremendous distances separating arenas of action in combat against the Nipponese. And. he asserted, there are necessarily three commands—that under Lord Louis Mountbatten in southeast Asia, and one under General Douglas .MacArthur in the southwest Pacific, and the command afloat under Admiral Chester AV. Nimitz. Hav> Your Eyt* Examimd Opin a Chargt Account GLASSES • That are right for your eyes and your job. CONSULT DR. R. F. ABRAMS OPTOMETRIST 1807 Nineteenth Street Phone 2-7335 WE BUY Radio and AppHanct Co* Fox Th«atr« Building Ml> H Strut, DM 4-40SI Bakinfitld. P|MM 24014" Arrla, Ph«M 123 Sec HARRY CITRON <tt- BROCKS Eiprt ut OurMtMl Watch Rtpalrtag

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