The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on September 15, 1944 · Page 2
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The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California · Page 2

Bakersfield, California
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Friday, September 15, 1944
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2 Friday, Stptembcr 15, 1944 3 Tank Co. Semi-Weekly "Zooms" Howdy, Folks;... A laxi- cab driver in Houston, Texas, has hit upon an idea thai is something for everyone to think about. The taxi man's plan is simply this: He has a little black book and in it he lists all discourtesies, insults, impolitenesses and unnecessary bad services rendered to him by business today under the excuse of "there's a war on." When the war is over he plans to take out his little black book to determine with whom to do business ... what tailor, what laundry, what hotel, what meat market, what grocery store, what restaurant, etc. . . . Where he was high- hatted or otherwise mauled around unnecessarily under (he excuse of "(here's a war on" lie plans (o transfer his business elsewhere. We think this man has a mighty good idea. Of course, we must all make allowances for wartime conditions but we have no right to take advantage of these conditions, especially to be discourteous, impolite or neglectful to our customers. The Frank Meat Company personnel have always prided themselves on (heir policy of good, friendly, courteous service (o (he customers. Even under wartime conditons we dn our very best (o carry out (his policy of FAST, FRIENDLY COURTEOUS SERVICE Pleasing customers is still good business! Now, folks, don't forget about the big livestock show to be held at the fairgrounds, September 22 and 23. Our Future Farmers are entitled to our support and encouragement, so let's all be there. If you like stock at all it will be well worth the time you'll spend there. Last year the Frank Meat Company purchased the Grand Champion Hog at the show. We'll be in there pitching again this year. MEAT the people at Frank Meat Company's six busy markets. Crank's Reporter scouim TABER APPOINTS NEW FIELD EXECUTIVE The appointment of Louis Tangen as field executive of the «Xei°n County, Boy Scouts of America, has been announced by Harold Taber. president of the coun cil. This action was taken by the executive hoard, declared Mr. Taber, to keep pace with the demand on the part of boys to be Cubs and Scouts. The membership of tbe council has im rcased steadily during the past two years and now bus H total i>l B4 units in iO communities of Kern county with a total of .171(1 cubs and scouts. Mr. Tangeii was 7'aised in K'-rn county and graduated from the local schools. lie has an outstanding record of service to scouting as a volunteer leader having acted as scoutmaster, assistant scoutmaster, leader of a senior scout unit, commissioner and district health and safety chairman. He holds two of the highest awards presented by the national council to scouters. that of Magic Scout and the Scoutmasters Training Key. To prepare himself for tbe professional service In scouting, Mr. Tangen attended tbe Sixty-second National Training School for Scout K.M'cutives conducted at the Schiff reservation in New .lersey by tbe national council. He will reside 1 In Bakersfleld but will serve the Scouters of the north and west Hide districts. The Kern County Council now has a staff of three trained executives to help the 4t>7 volunteer adult loaders, of tbe council area carry on a more effective scouting program. Scout Kxeculive C. I). Hart let t heads the staff with Clayton Herbert and Mr. Tangen, field executive. Birth of Daughter Prize at Bingo Game JOHXSTOAVX, Pa., Sept. in. (UP) Although the. award wasn't scheduled, Mrs. Joseph Hammers, L'li, bad the best prize of the evening when she gave birth to a fi-pound daughter in the hall of tbe Moose temple where she had gone to play bingo. Tbe baby was born while Mr.*. Hammers awaited tin 1 arrival of a police patrol to take her to a local hospital. MONTE CATINO TAKENINITALY FIFTH ARMY BATTERS GERMAN GOTHIC LINE NKU" LEADER—Louis Tangen h;is been appointed field executive iif tlio Kern County Council, P.oy Smuts nf America, it was announced today Viy council president, I liiruld Taber, Reds Open New Eastern Invasion rontimic'il From Png* 1 Onn both to the west, in co-ordination with the Allied drive from France, and to the northwest: toward the lialtic., which would cut off East Prussia from central .Germany. observers believed that with the elimination of Warsaw, tbe P,ed Army would bring up all its reserves for a momentous till-out campaign to crush tbe German armies before thev could retreat to their own Iron- tiers. The fall of Praga. where the Germans wageil a terrific: fight for nearly two months to ball the Soviet offensive, was accomplished by KM- kossovsky's White Russians and Lietitenaut-Cicneral Xigmund ling's l-'irst Polish army. There was no disc-leisure of whether any part of Praga survived the long siege, but fragmentary reports reaching here said that both sides suffered exceptionally high losses. . Kokossovsky engineered the conquest by sending three columns of troops storming against tbe German defenses, centered on tin old artillery proving grounds on the eastern side of the town. One column struck from the northeast along the rail line from Hialy- ! stok: n second force drove directly I from the cast on the' Minskmao- i wieckie railroad, while a third moved ' ncirt h west vva rcl from Lublin. By fiKOROE RRIA ROMK, Sept. 15. (JPl— Fifth Army troops battering against the main fortifications of the German Gothic line In Italy seized Monte Catlno nnd Ponte Di Morlano, both some 4 miles north of Lucca In an area 15 mile* from the west coast, Allied headquarters announced today. This advance, the deepest northward penetration in the west coast sector, carried Lieutenant-General .Mark AV. Clark's troops some 36 miles beyond the Arno river, from where they jumped off in the present offensive. The Kighth Army also cleared the CorianoSan Savino Ridge and smashed Nazi tank-supported counterattacks. Severe losses were inflicted on the Germans on the whole Kighth army front in heavy fighting September Ki, It was announced. I I<*ad<|iiartcrs said air reconnaissance showed clearly that the Germans were using the neutral republic of San Marino In eastern Italy for supplies, gun areas and motor transport. "Guns within the republic are being engaged by our air force and artillery as on other sectors of the front," the announcement said. Wage Problem May Plague F. R. < 'nnlimir(] From P.iKf ' >no time in the light of changing conditions." Industry members, in a separate report, took exception to seme of the. majority findings; labor circles regarded them as new ammunition to power the fight for higher wages. The voluminous report—applying only to steel workers specifically taut actually carrying weight on all wartime wage demands—was unloaded on the War Labor Board which cap: 1. Reject the requested wage increase, thus adhering to the little steel yardstick. 'J. Send the case to the White House with a recommendation that the increase bo granted—In effect calling upon the President to knockout the little steel formula which has been the capstone nf administration's stabilization program. 3. Send the case to the President without recommendation. Dewey Declares New Deal Helped Large Industries Continued F. lug per rent of prod net ion into large industries." Small Itiisinesti Speech Dewey disclosed he planned a. small business speech later in the campaign. The llepublican nominee said he had been tnld hy wool growers, fn- eluding some officers of the Na' tiuiml Association of AVool Growers, that (hero now is a government stork-pile one billion three hundred million pounds of wool plus British holdings of six hundred million pounds. With consumption approximately five hundred thousand pounds yearly In the war period, he said it would take _'A years to use this supply if no further wool is produced. The growers expressed tn him the view that government stockpiling had been carried to "a ridiculous extreme," Dewey said. Asked whether he agreed with that analysis, the candidate replied: (lone too I'ar "On the basis nf the figures they submitted—and I have not bad an opportunity to check them — it would appear that stockpiling has gone very much too far," Covering a wide 'variety of subjects at the conference, Dewey expressed these views in response to questions: That if President Roosevelt, is re-elected, the relationship of ("'hair- man Sidney ITillrnan of the C. I. O. Political Action Committee to the national government would be "tin- healthy." Encouraged That he bad received word from Herbert Firowncll. .Jr., Republican national chairman, that the results of the service vote in Maine's slate election last Tuesday were "almost startlingly encouraging" but that he bad no official fisurcs. That the choice of n supreme commander for the Pacific must bo the responsibility of the combined chiefs of staff. That he believes the conduct of the war should "be kept out of the campaign and in the hands of the chiefs of staff." That Interstate compacts are essential in apportioning water supplies but that when they fail the national government must act. That "never in the history of our country or any other country have agricultural producers risen so heroically to the problems of war under tiic many handicaps placed on them by their own government." Discussing the wool stockpile at length, Dewry said growers were mm Page Onfi greatly disturbed as lo what might happen to the one billion, nine hundred million pounds of clip now held by the American and British governments. In conferring with Montana's Governor Sam C. Ford and other political leaders, Dewey outlined a fighting campaign which he declared would not interfere with the war effort in the slightest degree. Oldfashioned torchlights burned for the first time in his cross-country campaign tour last night'when a crowd estimated by police at 7000 persons greeted the Republican nominee on his arrival here from Sheridan. AVyo. Standing on the station platform in the glaring white light of the torches, the Xew Vork governor promised the cheering throng that "we will have a first-class fight from now until electon." None Indispensable "1 am confident before we finish this campaign," his voice rolled out over the loud speakers, "the Ameri! can people will be convinced there is I no indispensable man out of our 130 million Americans." Speaking, for about 15 minutes in the unscheduled appearance Dewey renewed previous attacks on what he called the new deal's "creeping collectivism." • "I am entirely confident," he declared, "that we will change administrations and fight the war ! more effectively because we did so." Repeating a theme he first used at Albany when he was welcomed home afer his return from the Chicago Republican convention. Dewey j said that hy holding an election at I this time the American people were i demonstrating in perhaps a most i emphatic way that free men can I wage a war. ! Karlier when his train stopped I briefly at Ilardin, Mont., last night I Dewey told a station crowd of about .00 persons that "I was never so sure that I was right in my life as I am in this campaign. "After this war," he declared, "We will have ten million men coming home. They are entitled to something better than the new deal dole. AVith your help we will be giving it to them on January 20 next year." FINNISH PREMIER STRICKEN LONDON, Sept. 15. UP)— Hantti Hackzcll, premier of Finland and chairman of the Finnish peace mission now in Moscow, is in critical condition after being stricken with paralysis last night. Hurricane Toll Is High, Big Damage Continued From Pnire One homes and stores along the waterfront were flooded. 95-mile Per Hour Wind Xew York City and its vast Metropolitan area with a population of upwards of 8,000,000 got off with such minor damage as broken windows, uprooted trees, flooded basements and stalled subways, although the wind velocity there attained 95 miles an hour at times. Boston's experience was no different and Philadelphia, the third of the eastern seaboard's major cities, had even less damage. The wind velocity there never exceeded 60 miles an hour. But damage was somewhat heavier in Providence and Pawtucket, K. I. The storm center passed through, those cities soon after midnight, although greatly diminished from its strength when it was off Beaufort, N. C., at S a. m. yesterday. Hundreds of war plants on 'Long Island, the industrial Connecticut river valley of Connecticut and -Massachusetts, and the industrial belt of eastern Connecticut, eastern Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, dispensed with their night and graveyard shifts lest their thousands of workers were caught in a killing wind in transit" from homes to plants. As it turned out, the plants could have operated. Crops were heavily damaged as far inland as 40 miles In North Carolina, Maryland. Delaware, New Jersey, and New York. The area of crop damage in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, was approximately 100 miles wide. Weather bureau charts indicated that the center of the storm never actually touched land until it reached the eastern tip of Long Island, 120 miles from Xew York City, at approximately 9 o'clock last night. Madman of Mattoon Is Goat in Iowa City CEDAR RAPIDS, la., Sept. 15. (UP)—Police wondered today if the mass hysteria created by the "madman of Mattoon" had spread to this city, some 250 miles west of the Illinois town. Mrs. Ralph Henecke, of Cedar Rapids, reported to police that a "madman" appeared at her window and sprayed gas through it. Then she felt faint, she said. Police blamed a goat they found in her back vard. Pre-Civil War Hotel Burns, One Perishes FIVE PERSONS STILL MISSING FOLLOWING ALABAMA HOTEL BLAZE ANN1STOX, Ala., Sept. IB. (UP) At least one person was killed nnd five others were missing as result of a "flash" fire which raced through the 100-room pre-Civil War Alabama hotel today. Police said there was a possibility some of the missing may have escaped the flaming four- story building. Tha fire broke out shortly after 6 a. m.. and spread rapidly through the sprawling building. Spectators, mingling with 100 guests, miraculously escaped injuries when the entire front wall crumbled and fell to the street. To a man who wants a better job If a job means something more to you than just putting in time . . . if who you work for is ns important as what yon do ... then you nre the mtin we'd like to talk to. Here at Southern Pacific there is a fine opening for you—nnd in the work of your choice. There are jobs for experienced machinists, carpenters, boilermnkcrs — for ernftsineu of alt kinds. Jobs for semi- or unskilled men . . . and at mnny points, good clerical jobs. Remember when Germany's finished, S. P. will have more work than ever . . . rolling the war westward in the Big Push against Japan. Whatever job you take at S. P. will he a vital job ... and will have that interest and excitement to it that is always part of railroading. Good wages. Friendly people to work with. Railroad pass privileges. Fine pension plan. Medical services. A job with S. P. you'll find, is a real job. Look into it now. See or Write B. W. MITCHELL, S. P. Station. Bakersfleld or Your Nearest S. P. Agent. fall 19**

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