The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on October 13, 1944 · Page 2
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The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California · Page 2

Bakersfield, California
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Friday, October 13, 1944
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2 Fridoy, October, 13, 1944 (gftc gafcertffltlb Caltfotttfalt Reds Deployed for Assault on, Reich Continued From P»»e Or,» army w»s not expected to cross into East Prussia until the Lithuanian and Latvian coasts have been clcaren entirely of the enemy. (A Ruacian dispatch to the Slock- holm newspaper Dagens Nyhter said a, strong Russian tank column was approaching: Tilsit after crossing the East Prussian border for the first time.) Sartininkai Captured General Ivan D. Chernlakhovsky's forces smashed to within 12 miles of Tilsit yesetrday with the capture of Sartininkai, on the border of Memel territorj' which Adolf Hitler annexed to East Prussia In March. 1939. Swedish dispatches said today that Hungary has asked the Allies for armistice terms and civilians and foreign diplomats have begun evacuating Budapest, the capital. Other unconfirmed reports told of panic spreading through Budapest as the Red army approached. Food wa« becoming scarce and there have M Fried foods may male* your day unlucky. Get relief from after-meal itomach distrett with toot hint PEPTO-BISMOL. Recommended by many docton. It is non-laxative, not antacid. Halpa raliav* the misery of •our, sickish upset stomach. Tastes good—Joe* good. Ask your druggist Car PBPTO-USMOL when your stomach is upset. A NORWICH PRODUCT been riots, a London Daily Express dispatch from Ankara naid. Hitler Appeal Another Daily Express dispatch said Adolf Hitler was reported In hive appealed to Repent Adtnhai Nicholas Horthy not to abandon Germany. The thrust brought the Russians abreast of the Memel border on a 75-mile front curving to within 9 miles of Memel itself, while other troops to the southeast seized another S-mile stretch of the Szesz- I'ppc river frontier of Knst Prussia proper at Xlurial, 30 miles east of Tilsit. Front dispatches reported S'oviet artillery and Red Air Force planes were bombarding Germany's Kast Prussian frontier defenses around the clock. Naii Thrusts Smashed The Germans countor-ntlacked 18 times yesterday in a futile attempt to stall Soviet forces closing In on Memel. Waiting until the enemy had exhausted himself, the Russians plunged forward to capture BO towns and villages. According to incomplete report.', the Germans lost J.100 men killed and 44 tanks. North of Memel. General Ivan C. Ragrnmlan's First Baltic widened its wall pinning 100,000 German troops against the Baltic to within 14 miles of Liepaja. one of three evacuation ports still in enemy- hands, with the capture of Skioi on the Latvian coast. Soviet siege forces at the northern end of the enemy pocket plunged through the suburbs of Riga, c;ipi- tnl of Latvia, from three sides iind the fall of the big city was expected soon. Hungary Kailwa.v Seized Marshal Rodion V.'.« Second Ukrainian Army fanned out through Hungary In a bid for early conquest of Adolf Hitler's last important satellite. Yanks Bag 396 Planes, 100 Ships in Formosa Raid In cnns I Ml il<fs throughout the ( ilk- MIICP August .'I". S!i plant's wen- il;iin;iL,'f(l.' American planes :inri ship ihave sunk or damaged 4-S .hipan- i fse ships in the same period, and has sunk or damaged ^47 small craft. ] Tin-, atlark Wednesday (I'nited j Slati s time) was the heaviest blow | in a series of daring strikes this I neck along more than L'llOO miles of I -lapan's inner defense line which included new carrier raids on the Philippines and destruction of vital oil rofini'rlefi at Bnlikpapan, Borneo. Tokyo reported today the Pacific fleet .struck for the fifth time in five days with a repeat performance over Formosa Thursday (1'uiUiI States time). The raids on the Philippines. Formosa, the Rynk.vii islands unr! Marcus, cost the Japanese 310 planes destroyed, f!3 surface craft sunk or damaged, and demonstrated the fleet's ability to strike almost simultaneously at widely scattered targets. Nip Fleet Absent Till' Japanese fleet failed to Rive battle. Ximlt/. said no American ships were damaged. The only losses he has listed in his incomplete reports wore '_'2 American planes shot down over Formosa. Tokyo asserted one I'nited States aircraft carrier was sunk and another damaged in a night-long Japanese counterattack after the first i':i id on Formosa, a stepping stone to tht> Philippines, 575 miles south of .Japan. Tokyo broadcasts reported the 1 00(1 attacking American bombers and fighters, which it said in- Hiiiled land-hased planes from China, outnumbered the defending air force. Soulliwpst Corner Ximlt'/ made no mention of land- based planes. He said Vice-Admiral Man.' A. Mitsehcrs carrier planes eonrPnt ruled on the southwestern Continued From Page One western Pa- | corner of Formosa, Japanese staging base for defense of the Philippines. They also hit the Taichu rail center near the middle of the island and Tamsui on the northwest coast. The admiral reported "extensive damage" to military and industrial targets. He listed 16 cargo ships as sunk and 1!) damaged. Of the planes destroyed on Formosa 124 were shot down arid 97 wrecked on the ground. Thirty-two other planes were shot down over Balikpapan by waves of fiprhter-escorted Liberators which General Douglas MacArthur said pj-nbably permanently wrecked the cracking plant and heavily damaged the paraffin refinery. Explosions and fires sent smoke curling 4 miles into the air. Fighter!!, in their first flight over Borneo, rn.irte 1500-mile round trips. Luzon Hit Again The day before the Formosa strike, Ximitz said, ''large force of currier aircraft" again hit Luzon, most important island of the Philippines. Details were lacking. Presumably the planes concentrated on shipping and airdromes around Manila. .Some ."00 miles east of the Philippines. Tank soldiers occupied Ari- masuku. the twelfth island to be taken in the Pulau group. They were unopposed. Chinese belatedly acknowledged the loss of Foochow. last port city on the east coast opposite Formosa, and admitted only fio miles separate Japanese forces overrunning the Man- churia-Hongkong railroad. A Nipponese column broke into Kwpfping. 70 miles southeast of the t'nited States air base at Liuchow. In southwest Burma. British beat off nn nrtillery-supported counter- ntl.U'k, east of the enemy's Tiddim base. Allied raiders slashed through the jungles I'l miles south of Tid- dim. F. R. Asks More Farm Machinery , Continued From Pace On« cause of the war emergency, however, h»> said, farm machinery had become scarce and obsolete and some of it simply worn out. In view of that, the President continued .the war production board should give all possible assistance to the production of farm machinery. Comment on Payment A reporter, going into Mr. Roosevelt's reference to postwar food exports, asked if consideration had been given as to how foreign governments will pay for American food. Thp President said it all depends on where the food la sent. A little hill village in Italy that has been knocked about a bit by the war might have neither food nor money, he explained, and asked: Are we going to demand payment from them? He added that the, question was to hrjad. noting that If there are sections we want to starve, we can deny food shipments to that region. ("house Own Destiny The President, saying the American army entered Italy "not as conquerors, but as liberators." has promised the Italian people that they "will be tree to work out their own destiny, under a government of their own choosing" when the Allies defeat Germany. "The United Nations are determined that every possible measure be taken to aid the Italian people directly and to give them an opportunity to help themselves," the President said last night in a radio ad- dross from the White House. It was directed to the meeting of the Italian-American labor council in New York in acceptance of the council's four freedoms award. President Roosevelt told reporters today that he and his campaign advisers are talking about future speech-making plans for him but that nothing definite has been decider! yet. Nazis Mass Tanks to Try to Break Siege of Aachen been broadened to 4 miles and had carried forward nearly a mile west of Venlo and- southeast of Overloon. 2 Miles from Venrain The advance put the British forces within 2 miles of the strategic communications hub of Venrain. Opposition was described as "not t6o heavy" but the advance was slowed by forest tangles, soggy marshes and mine fields. A front report said the Germans apparently had given up any thought of cutting off the tip of the Nijmegen salient and there was evidence of a movement southward toward Aachen. The Canadian First Army . ad vanced more than a mile south o the Schelde estuary and reached Sa voyaardsaat. Hodges' doughboys went over the top from their Forst-Aachen en trenchments at 9:30 a. m. and swarmed westward through the streets of the ancient city for early gains of several blocks, front dis patches reported. The greatest concentration of Ger man tanks yet thrown in the path of the First Army was gathering northeast of Aachen for what fron reporters described as a probabli effort to crash through the Ameri can siege lines. Mortar Fire For half an hour before the at tack began, United States mortars blanketed the area beyond the rail road tracks. Light artillery poundec the area beyond the mortar targets and heavy guns pumped shells fur ther ahead Into the very heart o: the city. Tank destroyers followed the In fantry, and tank guns were blasting out German machinegun nests a point blank ransre. The Americans took a number of prisoners in the early hours of the Continued From Page On* fEAJURING KERRY BLUE CUSTOM FABRIC SUITS There's a supple softness to these fine worsteds together with a smooth and Beautiful finish seldom achieved outside of the finer merchant tailoring establishments. The suits feel good on you and look good...the result of the excellent fabrics, proper design and the most intelligent kind of workmanship. You'll h'nd them only at Harry Coffees in this city. 50. HARR7 COFFEE FRESNO AND BAKIRSFIEID attack. Most of them were pulled out of cellars. They seemed dazed by the shelling which prepared the way for the infantry. One group of about 60 prisoners Included two officers. . Decisive Battle Looms One of the decisive battle for Germany appeared to be developing, United Frees War Correspondent Henry T. Oorrell reported from the "vicinity of Aachen." To the north, British Second Army infantry In The Netherlands attacked on a mile-wide front west of Venlo towc/d the Meuse river and, aided by improving weather, gained up to 2000 yards in the fir»t few hours. Reconnaissance pilots reported that the Germans had begun to evacuate their forces caught between Canadian bridgeheads on the south bank ol the Schelde river by barge. The Ger mans also appeared to have begun a general withdrawal from western Holland and were preparing to leave Rotterdam after wrecking 10 miles of its docks and quays, pilots said. Turning their sights temporarily from Aachen itsel hundreds of Amer lean planes and guns cascaded tons of steel and explosives' on a box 7 miles wide and 3 miles deep to the northeast, where scores of panzers were concentrating. "Monty Barrage" American artillery batteries were laying down "Monty barrages," Mar shal Sir Bernard L. Montgomery's famous desert tactic of firing groups of guns simultaneously at a smal target area In an attempt to oblit erate the enemy's defenses. One of Adolf Hitler's crack divl slons was spotted at Rome, 6 miles northeast of Aachen. The Germans were expected to attack momentarily and the result ant battle may provide the firs showdown test of strength between American and German armor on the "holy soil" of the Reich. Brazil Gives Final Andrews Argument Continued From Pace One "The court is not £olng to give the law in this c«se to a tired jury Friday afternoon," Jorgensen said. "The law In this case Is as important as the evidence. If the argument continues late Friday the court will not give Its instructions until Saturday morning." Meanwhile, Defense Attorney Leo Friedman reportedly submitted a list of 70 proposed instructions to Jorgensen for his statement to the jury. Brazil was said to have Included a request for only two instructions. Brazil last night explained the length of his rebuttal was due to the necessity of re-reading portions of the testimony of state experts. He charged that Friedman's 9-hour and 45-minute argument had "distorted the context" of state witnesses' testimony by "taking only a few lines" for citation. Greek Liberation Near, Says Wilson Continued From Pigt On* is but 40 miles southwest of Athens, the Greek capital. General Wilson's broadcast tonight indicated an Allied landing in force was imminent, as contrasted to the •ather small forces employed in the Peloponnesus. Punishment for Collaborationist* A proclamation by the Greek government called upon all Greeks to obey the regime of King George II and promised "just punishment" of veryone who collaborated with the Nazis. The government warned that "any punitive action attempted against such persons (collaborators) by iso- ated individuals or organizations 'not guaranteeing dispensation of real justice would constitute arbitrary usurpation of the functions of the state." um euA*AMn» AS $2" te $440 N> uarm «M«f» tt» t p»nmi H rev eWf Aeve fe terfefcf • MONTBfr COCKIAH ROOM COMII sue* eiui, THE MAYN.OWIR HOTEL Girts Death Due to Strangulation Continued From Page On« Bauerdorf, the girl's stepmother, was reportedly in New York on a vaca* tlon. * Bauerdorf, reached at the Park Lane hotel in New York, said he believed his daughter's death "was accidental," although he had not learned the results of an autopsy. "We do know that she Buffered from cramps and heart aches and refused to go to a doctor," he added, "and we think perhaps they might have Gauged it." < Bauerdorf identified the "Lou" mentioned In the girl's diary as an air cadet whom she had dated. He said that he planned to return to Los Angeles. Miss Bauerdorf lived in New York and attended St. Agatha's school. there, before moving to the west with her family after the death of her mother several years ago. FEET PEEL FINE FORT SHERIDAN, 111., Oct. 12.— <UP)—The soldiers and WACs at Fort Sheridan do not have sore feet from drill and marching, for they have organized a hiking club. Members of the club will do their hiking on Sunday afternoon, visiting forest preserves, parks and other point*, of interest. A BETTER BLEND FOR BETTER DRINKS T' 1 0LD IOMPSON BRAND GLENMOU DISTILLERIES COMPANT locorponte d LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY 63% Grain Neutral Splritt Blended Whiskey 86.8 Proof Htvo Ytur Eyu Examinid Optn a Chirp Account GLASSES • That are right for your eyes and your job. CONSULT DR. R. F. ABRAMS OPTOMETRIST 1507 Nineteenth Street Phone 2-7335 FOR BETTER VISION SEE DR. HAROLD HASKELL OPTOMETRIST 1434 - 19TH STREET M«ln PUor Gentler.Lee ftvlldlnf TILIPHONI 66SS9 Dr. S. C. Long Phjuidan Burgte» 172S Traxtim HIM DO YOU SUFFER?

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