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Bakersfield, California
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Monday, October 2, 1944
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Ip ' * B F V. v T ,»< " l\ - . -- r . V * i >. 1- THE WEATHKE Temper At art* HI*h yesterday Low today Rai Season (Airport) rear **o (Airport).. _. Season (Laud Company).... rear ago (Land Company) 80 53 T T T Sunny akfeii, rifling afternoon tem perature* today and Tuesday. New Ration Roundup on Page 9 Vol. 57 TWO SECTIONS BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1944 16 PAGES ' No. 54 Vital Army Wihin 40 Miles of Closing Trap on 200,000 Germans MOSCOW, Oct. 2. (U.E) "Tie Red army, advancing nearly a mile an hour across Jugoslavia, slashed to within ) miles of the Belgrade- Athens railway today in a {rive threatening that main *'jftery of escape for perhaps '4)0,000 Germans in the southern Balkans. '• Marshal Rodion Y. Malinovsky's Second Ukrainian Army penetrated ' Je suburbs of the mining town ot a-jgftgud to within .* • * . IU rapid-fire ^ forces were expected link tip with Marshal Tito's Pars Ban .army within the next few vys, if they have not already done <. Recent reports had placed a u-Tgre Partisan column near Zajecar, * five-way highway and three-way ailway center. Drive Aimed at Nis 'The drive was alme^ squarely at , Vis, Junction of the Belgrade-Athens nd Bel grade-Sofia-Istanbul railways id one of the most important com- unications centers in the Balkans. ^Severance of the Belgrade-Athens ailway would leave the German gar* ^,'fconii in aouthern Yugoslavia, Al- ; iiUa v /'Greece and the Aegean glands only secondary railways and over which to escape to te north. Kalinovsky's forces broke out of leir aB-mile-lortK bridgehead on the nth bank of the Danube at Nego- a, 20 miles south of the Rumanian Birder, town of Turnu Sever in, yes- jrday and thrust 24 miles down the Timok river valley a few miles west f the Bulgarian border. Overrun in the advance were Recka, 6 miles southwest of Negotin, and Vrazogrnac, 4 miles north of Zajecar, 44 miles from the Athens- Belgrade railway and 49 miles from JJIav Latest front reports placed the Russians some 4 miles beyond Vrazogrnac. Tlmok River Crossed Northwest of Vrazogrnac, other Soviet troops forced the Timok river, u tributary of the Danube, and captured Oradskovo on the east bank. The Germans attempted to stem the Soviet advance along the Timok Continued on Pave Two Index to Advertisers F..«.. , Page . ............ ............. ...... JLS Dr. Acme Finance X JiHSmCJL •**••»•*»***»*•»••*•***•*.»•».•* 1 O Wflmitb. 6 Hospital Supplies.... 5 6 >ynton Brothers 2 Brock's i 3, 10 BrUndage Pharmacy 5 Citizens Laundry 5, 13 City Mercantile Co - 5 ^lerou Tire Co 13 \ ^oftstimers Meat Co 7 GuiUton, John W 13 13 Dress Shop 5 Globe Drug Store 6 j. xi "nit? iv •-»•» v*p***••*****••«*•#•* A Q n Cemetery ,..„ 6 10 <U4K.BAf •»m Blirolture «. 8 of Beauty ***»***•***•* ****•****•*•» R«dio Fame ••WfW—w SPEAKER—Governor Earl Warren of California arrived today in Minnesota, where he will make a major campaign speech at 6:45 today (P. W.T.) in behalf of the Republican ticket. Warren said in St. Paul that he believes the Roosevelt administration no longer can guarantee a consistent legislative program. WARREN TO TALK REPUBLICAN NOMINEE'S SPEECH SLATED SATURDAY By GARDNER BRIDGE ALBANY, N. Y., Oct. 2.. <£»)—Governor Thomas E. Dewey's trip to Charlestown, W. Va., for a campaign speech Saturday will be what his aides described today as a "one shot affair," the ammunition to depend, on President Roosevelt. Present plans call for the Republican presidential nominee to return Only 'Token" Assistance Given, Spokesmen Says as Fourth U. S. Air Base Falls to Japs; Yanks Tighten Offensive Arc on Philippines tTNITED STATES PACIFIC FLEET HEADQUARTERS, PEARL HARBOR, Oct. 2. (UP)—Marines and army forces today continued to mop up a few "fanatical" enemy troops on Peleliu and Angaur islands, and a military government has been proclaimed on occupied Angaur, Admiral Chester "\V, Nimitss announced today. A communique also disclosed that a total of 11,151 Japanese have been killed on the two inlands during- invasion operations which already has given American troops firm control over the southern Palaus. COOPER CONTRIBUTING TO GIRLS' DELINQUENCY IS CHARGE WARREN'S ADDRESS TO BE BROADCAST Earl Warren, governor of California, who will speak* in behalf of Republican candidate for President, Thomas E, Dewey, at 6:45 p. m. today (P. W, T.), may be heard over station KPMC. It was announced by Mrs. John Ozanich, executive secretary of the Bakersfield Republican headquarters. The speech, which will last 45 minutes, will be delivered from Minneapolis, Minn. m •- ...-• ---.,...-*.-—..-..,—.to New York after the Charleston engagement. He will register in Manhattan early next week for the November election, * His schedule for the rest of the month, expected to take him through the middle west, along the eastern seaboard and Into New England, still is being considered by Dewey's campaign advisers. Depends Upon F. D. R. Asked what the governor would talk about at Charleston, James C. Uagerty, his executive assistant, said: "That Is likely to depend very much on what President Roosevelt says in his speech Thursday night." Mr. Roosevelt is scheduled, in his second professedly political address of the campaign to address a series of Democratic rallies. Dewey returned to his desk at the capHol today and began going through accumulated state business. Meanwhile, otiier Republican ora- Continued on Page Two By United Press While American forces tightened their offensive arc around the Philippines, a Chinese official spokesman, slung by the loss of a fourth United States air base in China, charged today that the AUies had failed to provide more than a "pitiful" amount of "token*' assistance to China. The Americans held control of the southern Palaus, with three air fields within three hours flying time of the Philippines, after 19 days of bloody fighting in which they e than 10#00 Japanese, Over the week end, marines and army units "secured" five of the islands in the southern Pa- laus and herded surviving Japnnese into two small pockets, one on Pelc^ liu and one on nearby Angaur island. An estimated 2000 Japanese held out in the pockets but a com- munique said "elimination of the defenders continues." Strong Japanese forces were believed still entrenched in northern islands of the chain. The Tokyo radio said scores of American aircraft carriers were ranging off the islands. Planes Hit Hal ma her a A new carrier plane attack was revealed against the Halmahera islands, 250 miles south of the Philippines, Friday night, and land-based planes attacked the Kendari airfields in the Celebes and destroyed planes on the ground. A navy bomber sank an 8500-ton Japanese freighter in the Tiworo straits and two other navy planes damaged a 10,000-ton tanker and a small freighter off Zamboanga in the southern Philippines. The Chinese spokesman, answering Prime Minister Churchill's statement last week that China had suffered severe military reverses despite "lavish American help," said the amount of American supplies given the Chinese since Pearl Harbor would not have supported a British or American division for one week, Japs Take Airfield A Fourteenth United States Air Force communique admitted today that Japanese troops had occupied its Tangchuk airfield in southeastern Kwangsi province after the Americana had blown up everything of military value that could not be removed. Japanese, driving to split China and force back the American forward attack bases, previously had compelled the Fourteenth to abandon bases at Kweilin, Hengyang and Lingllng, At least 1220 Japanese craft were destroyed or damaged last month, including 303 ocean-going ships def- intely sunk, a recapitulation of Allied communiques disclosed today. No other month has approached it for sheer numbers—August had an overall total of some 800 including Continued on Pace Two SOUTH BEXD, Ind., Oct. 2. (UP)— Juvenile Cou/£ Referee Albert Doyle announced /»day that he would give his decision at 10 a. m. Tuesday in the case of Former Film Star Jackie Cooper and three others charged with contributing to the delinquency of two teen-aged South Bend girls. Cooper, 22, a V-12 naval trainee at Notre Dame University; George Bender, 24, another naval trainee of Sheefield, 111.; Pauline Frederick, 19, South Bend, and Olic Lowery, 49, Negro hotel bar waiter, were charged in connection with an alleged "wild drinking party" last July 22, during which one of the minors said Bender seduced her. The hearing was concluded Saturday. Fa*" Dishonorable Discharge If convicted, the defendants each face a $500 fine or six months imprisonment or both. In addition, Cooper and Bender also would face dishonorable discharge from the navy. Deputy Prosecutor John W. Montgomery of St. Joseph county asked for the conviction of all four defendants and said that all charges against them had been proved. Defense Attorney M. Edward Doran made a fervent plea for their acquittal, charging that the "blame is on the parents and those people who permit girls at tender ages such as these to go places where they can attract men in uniform," Asks Acquittal Doran asked for acquittal to compensate the defendants for what he termed their suffering through "this ordeal." The case, he said, was the first in history where "the lurid details of an isolated case of delinquency have been given verbatim to the newspapers and publicized all over the country." "If Jackie Cooper had not been in this case," he added, "this wouldn't have happened, but he made good newspaper copy." Nip Homeland Vulnerable to Hoarders of Carrier Blows, Say Experts | Coffee Left By SANDOR S. KLEIN I £10101112 -Dci£J United Press Btalf Correspondent ' *"^ ^^ WASHINGTON, Oct. 2.—Military | enemy at little cost to themselves experts were convinced today that the Japanese homeland ia vulnerable to American carrier-based air attack. .There had been some quetOion in their minds about this because the enemey's home Islands constitute land masses which permit great concentration aa well as dispersal of defensive air-strength. Provide* Pattern But Admiral William F, Halsey's devastating aerial strike* against and shipping Jn the last month have dls- piU^lpt doubt. Borne believe that fWser* operations provide the tw** lectt: lor: the long-awaited American c*rrier*b«j»ed air blows against Although the Philippines air blows provide a pattern for the" anticipated assault on the enemy home land, the likelihood is that the targets will be of a different nature. These are ex* pected to be Japan's highly concentrated war industries which already have been hit by China-based B-29 Superfortresses. The Superfortresses, generally, have carried out high level horizontal attacks. Pinpoint Bombing The navy fliers, by the very nature of their aircraft, will have to engage in pinpoint bombing when they vteit Japan, a more accurate type of attack, ..., The JMWJWtm bad available com- strong 1 aerial force* in the the; carrier totve* far In this war CAme up I r I "h I J J • I ~ -- • J ' ' - within I»n4 In w» outright chal- • ground WASHINGTON, Oct. 2. (U.H)— Hoarders were left today holding the bags of coffee that will suon be stale, aa the government put its foot down hard on rumors that the nation's favorite beverage would soon be returned to rationing. James F. Byrnes, war mobilization director, after a hectic weekend .which saw a run on coffee supplies of grocery store? develop, announced definitely that "ratJon- Ing Is unnecessary." The assurances were fortified by •tate department announcement that Brazil-—biggest coffee producer in the world—has promised to resume coffee shipments to the United States today. The present situation was caused primarily because the price of coffee locally at Santos, Brnxi), was averaging about 45 cruseelros per 10 kilograms where the ceiling price In N«»w York for thte same coffe* was only 42 oruxeirc*. IA iL B n^^' _Aj _L ^L^ _> • 1 n ^.^ • A OPBlft.) ,.;'-• ^V'-' 1 ^^ :*'• Police Hunt Writer of "Suicide" Note WIFE OF DEFENDANT IN BLACK MARKET CASE SAYS HEART BROKEN SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 2. (U.RV Police today ordered an intensive search for Mra. Selma Malaby of Beverly Hills who left a note at the beach indicating: she intended to take her own life because her asserted husband, Charles Malaby, a defendant in a $500,000 black market Hquor case, had broken her heart, The note, which was found yesterday afternoon by an unidentified woman who turned it over to police, charged that Malaby had driven her to suicide by lies, deceit and "your cheap love." She said that he had led a "double life" with another woman, purportedly his ex-wife. "I believed, trusted and had faith in you," the note- concluded. "You have killed me and your child-to-be. You are a murderer. Goodby to your wife." The note was signed Selma and asked that her body be sent to a brother In Los Angeles should it be found. Malaby and six other men have pleaded not guilty to a federal Ti'wmd -jury charging thein with aelll'rfg whisky in California above ceiling prices. After the indictment was handed down, Mrs* Malaby came to San Francisco and claimed her husband and her brother, Nathan Newman, were "taking the rap" for a "big shot," who controlled the organization. She added that $110,000 had dieap- peared mysteriously. Mrs. Malaby also charged that she had been threatened with death if she talked. ACTMTNESS ANDREWS CASE PROSECUTION DUE TO REST CASE WEDNESDAY SALINAS, Oct. 2. <UP.» — Movie Actor Victor McLaglen and Corporal Lawrence Tibbett, Jr., son of the opera baritone, were called OH witnesses by the state today to establish an alibi for Frank Andrewn, husband of Frances Fertig Andrew** who is on trial for the murder of 19-year-old Jay Lovett. Both Mcl,aglen anil Tibbett testified Andrews spent the nitfht of July in—the night Lovett was found dead of a bullet wound in front of the Andrews Carmel valley ranch house—at McLaren's country home near Clovfa, east of Fresno. Clovis is about .160 miles 1'rum Salinas. Mot Defendant Defense Attorney LCM» Friedman nuked Tibbett if h« had ever mot Mrs. Andrews In Fresno. "Yes, I saw her a few weeks before the fifteenth ut the California hotel in Fresno. I believe it was the occasion of an anniversary." "You didn't happen to notice if she was in Fresno on July 35?" Judge Jorgensen asked seml-fac?- "No, sir, I'm sure »he wasn't there July 15. Or least I didn't see her there," Tibbett replied. Shaved Lovett William Ketch urn, Monterey barber, testified he shuved Jay Lovett and cut MB hair the afternoon before the boy died. He said there were no abrasions on his face ut that time. David Q. Burd. state ballisticH expert, testified thut two shells found near the body apparently had been fired from the .25 caliber revolver discovered a lew, inches from Lovett's knee. Brascil, announcing he had but three more riayt* of testimony to present as the murder trial opened* its third week, prumjged to produce on I'HK LAS NAZIS CHARGE TREASON, LONDON, Oct. 2, C*)—Three prominent Germans—one of them editor of Herman Goerlng's newspaper, National Zeitung-~wJU be tried on charges of treason, according to information today from German border sources. The editor, Count Schwerln, has been accused of complicity in the abortive bomb plot against Hitler. DBOP MILLION TONS OF BOMBS WASHINGTON, Oct 2. <*>— The Army Air Force have dropped its millionth ton of bombs tn this w4r, if announced today. This total was reached on September 28 in the attack on the synthetic oil refinery at Meraeberg-Leuna, the center of Germany. Thunderous Bombing, Artillery Barrage Precedes Big Attack LONDON, Oct. 2. UP)— The United States First Army, striking one of the greatest offensive blows of the war in an effort to break a new hole in the Siegfried Line, drove a steel wedge 2 miles deep on a 6-mile front north of Aachen today. Lieutenant-General Courtney H. Hodges' infantry anil tanks rushed forward toward Gellenklr- clnni in Germany from the Butch village of GroensinuU, 10 tulles north of the little Worn "iffTO coursing near tho Dutch-German border in the iirst 4f» minutes of the attack. The nsnult, made across wooded and pasture land pitted with thousands of foxholes and mine* shafts which had been converted into strongholds, was aimed at driving a fourth hole in Adolf Htiler's west wall. The Americans already held three branches in the line near Aachen. The attach Kill was going forward tonight in the face of heavy resistance from enemy pillboxes, and fire from artillery and six-barrelled mortars. The fighting spread along a front of 20 miles and broke out at points as fur as 54 miles north of Aachen. Attack at Hnvcrt American cavalry attacked at Havert. Germany, 10 miles northwest of Geilenklrchen nnd 20 miles north of Aachen, while American armor, fighting on the right of the British Second Army in Holland, advanced toward the at Overloon, 54 miles north of Aachen. First news of the attacks came from front line correspondents. Late this afternoon General Dwlght D. Kisenhower's headquarters hud given no words as to the exact location of the attack. But it cautioned correspondents not to count too immediately on a breakthrough. . The attack may have been around Duren, .10 miles east of Aachen and IM> miles from the Rhine at Cologne. The Americans two weeks ago hud smashed past Slulberg to within 8 miles of Duren where they were In position to shell sU-atogic points on tho approaches to Cologne with their 240-inm gunn. Plane* Aid Orm- 4 Or it may have been to the south where patrols have been feeling mil German positions beyond the forest of Hurtgen. ^9 miles southwest of Cologne and 12 miles southeast of Aachen. Yet another possibility was that the offensive was north in the. Kchterbnsch area, U ! Cnnttnueil on I'aiie Twr —CailfornUn-NKA Untile TilephctO SKY TROOPS' COMMANDER ESCAPES—Lieutenant-Genera! Lewi* H. Brereton, commanding general of the First Allied Army (United States), nnd Major-General K. N. Crawford, director of air, British war h office, confer with Major-General R, E. Urquhart, commander of Brit• ish Paratroopers Force in Holland, following latter'8 return from the Holland front. General t'rquhuit, commander ot' the First British Airborne .Division in its epic stand at Arnhem and escaped from the Germans after being captured by them north of Lek, Holland. United States Army photo. ALLIED CAMPAIGN IN GREECE SEEN AS 3 ISLANDS REPORTED LIBERATED BRITISH COMMANDOS LAND ON KYTHERA, 6 MILES FROM MAINLAND, CAIRO CORRESPONDENT SAYS By ROBERT DOWSON Oct. 2. (UJR)—Itritish broadcasts reported today that British thp commandos had struck what may t>o the first blow of uu Allied campaign iu Grupee by liberating three Groek islands, one of them only <J miles from the mainland. A IU*C correspondent in Cairo said the commandos landed without opposition ou Kytberu, 0 miles front tho southernmost tip of the Greek province of IVlopeimesus, and <»n two other islands whose names wero withhold ior security Browns, Cardinals to Fight World Series in St. Louis By C'lIARKES DtNKUOV ST. LOUIS, Oct. 2. (#)— For the first tlmo in baseball hlniory tenmn representing' St. Louis in the National find American I*eng\iPH \vlll battle for a world's chami)lonHhip In a series open Ins 1 at Sportsman's Park on Wednesday. The surprise team *)f the year, the Bt, Louie Browns, and their National cousin*, the Cardinals, will be the contenders. The Browns swept to their first American League championship in 43 years yesterday by defeating the New York Yankees, fadinff world's champions, 5 to 2, while the tailend Waff hlnff ton Senators were giving priceless aid by eliminating the Detroit Tigers, 4 to 1. Break Deadlock The strong right arm of Slgmund "Jack" Jakucki, a rugged tomato- faced 35-year-old pitcher, and the powerful hitting of Chet Laab». Mike Kreevich and Vern Stephens, carried on to the final game of the season, to break the deadlock between the Browns and Tigers. La aba connected with two terrific homers in successive innings to tie the count and then put the Browns Into the lead. Stephens slammed out his twentieth homer of the season in the eighth Inning to give Jnkucki the courage he needed to polish oft the Yankees in the, breath-taking ninth. I - Th« Brow n.s' triumph Hives St. Louis the third city in the niu.'ur leuKiuts to kpep a, worlds series within its gutes. Chicago and Now York arc the? other two. In 1800. the Chicugo \Vhite Sox and the Cubs cluNhed. with the White Sox win* nins 1 the title. In J9LM. 1'JL'i 1 and 1'JiS and In 1030 and lua? tho Yankees and Uhints made it an all New VorU clussle. Uro\vn.s Set Records Tho Browns set two records yesterday in trimming* the Yankees four in a row In one series and drawing a sweltering- shirt-sleeved crowd of 37,SIC, an all-time high attendance flKure for a St. Louis American League club at home. There will be no time for celebrat* ing relaxation for the Brownies for their job of nosing out the Tigers by one game. One of Manager Luke Sewell's firat orders was for his pJayers to report to the bull park at 11 o'clock today for a workout to keep them keyed to the edgre they have been dux-ing their last homa stand which sa\v them take 14 out. of 17 games. The big question on every fan's mind Is which pitcher SeweU wttl choose to oppose the Cardinals in the first game. Sewell was too elated over the Continued on F*g« Tho fate t»r tho iiurman garrisons ;itr not <, but ii was believed tin? 'MHMny troopw either escaiwd by st'.-i bcCtn't.- tho commandos lanritfi or were killed ot* captured by Greek l-'a trims. BBC siiiil inhabitants of JCythera repuftetl ih;U 150 Oormans on that Island ili'suoyed their installations sfveral days ayu {irepuralory to de- VKU-iinK. Greek Patriots shot up several German b^au wliile they wuUtug (or air and submavine cores. BBC said, but it did not what proportion of the garrison tuitlly escaped. The landings raised the possibility that the Allied command may envision an ultimate landing in southern Greece to tighten tho growing «nt clrclement of perhaps 200.000 Germans in Greece, Albania and ern Yugoslavia. The German flank$ already being: squeezed together /<?y A troops who landed in Attwilta on Palmatlan islands, *l,aj Partisan Army in Tuf^HilakVlfli Bed arm lea in Yugo«l*vft^ ami Bujj^rla, . i r .;i; : 1 Vii 1 1 •• i*: ' '*'• .-,- L 'i-- r::;::^ *-^Vf W a* -jV SANTA western flying t announced today pilot schools will be an additional five current phase of th« war that M thea I - * I - 1

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