The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on October 13, 1944 · Page 3
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The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California · Page 3

Bakersfield, California
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Friday, October 13, 1944
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French Keep Flowers Fresh on Grave of Yank Sergeant Giving Life for Gunner By I:-:-::KT \\. KICHARDS United Pr<>»» War Correspondent WITH THIRD ARMY IX ALSACE LORRAINE, Oct. 11. (Delayed) In this tiny village which must go unnamed for fear oC German reprisals, men and women come from their homes smiling' proudly whenever American tanks toll past. Sometimes these people wave and sometimes th'ey just stand looking. They tell their children: "There go your brothers." Brothers of Yanks For these children in this town, ^near the quiet Marne canal and only a stone's throw from the hated Boche, are blood brothers of all American armor men—especially the crack Fourth Armored Division. • It was the Fourth which shattered remnants of German forces in their village. And it was a sergeant of the Fourth who showed them that these 'tank-riding Yankees not only know how to fight but how to die. From hidden places, from haylofts, barns and attics, they had watched the dramatic action. "When it ended the'entire town was so moved by what it had seen that the people gathered in a body, walked to the square and picked up the sergeant's crumpled body. Keep Flowers on Gravn They buried him not far from the spot where he fell and every day since then some of these villagers cover his grave with fresh flowers. "When the people watched the fighting this is what they saw: Three German 88s were concealed near the town square. •• Down the road, rumbling over rough pavement, came a long line of American Sherman tanks. The people held their breaths. They had no chance to shout warnings. The first Sherman roared past the square and turned left into the town moving north. The German gunners were surprised or unprepared for they did not fire. Couldn't Return Fire A second tank rolled into the square. By this time the Nazi gunners were ready and the 88s roared. The crippled tank wheeled and faced its enemy but it was unable to return the fire. Other tanks West's Largest Jewelers • 17 Stores to Serve Youl HISU11U Sells more DIAMONDS than any firm in the West 1434 Nineteenth Street, Bakersfield pullod back behind the protection of houses. AVhile the people watched this tank became a roaring furnace. They were happy to see a man leap from the top running turret. They screamed to him: "Come to us. Come this way." But the soldier wearing sergeant's stripes returned to the blazing tank. Rescue Attempt This hard-muscled young tank commander who used to work in a New Jersey copper plant had realized that his bow gunner remained trapped. He scrambled to the tank's top and attempted to pry open the red hot hatch. While ho struggled, German machine gunners riddled him through and through and he tell in the dust of the road. He ' lay there while fellow tanks- men from another direction destroyed all of the enemy SS's. They were so occupied with the task of killing Germans that they roared past his body without stopping. Later they returned but the sergeant wasn't there. Admiring townsfolk already had buried him. THIRTEKN'S HIS M'MBRR EVANSVILT,K, Ind., Oct. 33. C#>— if Kenneth Spalding gets through today he'll never be superstitious again. Kenneth is the thirteenth child in his family. Today is his birthday—Friday. October 13—and he's 13 years old. ITCHING IRRITATION Don't lufftr hopeleitly! Relieve the burning itchy soreness as many others do—with soothing, widely known RESINOL. POLAND ENVOY—Arthur Bliss Lane, career diplomat, is the new United States ambassador to the exiled government of Poland. The move is seen as reaffirmation of United States support for the regime which Russia refuses to recognize. Mrs. Rolf McPherson Named to Temple LOS AXGELKS, Oct. 13. (JB—Mrs. llolf McPherson, wife of Aimee Somple MePherson's son. was elected yesterday as vice-president of Angelus temple, succeeding her husband. The board of trustees already had named Rolf to succeed his late mother as president of the temple, McPherson introduced his wife to a crowd of approximately 4000 persons attending a memorial service for the evangelist last night. WITH CURTAINS RUFFLED MARQUISETTE • 90-inch width to the pair • Wide 6-inch ruffle • Permanent finish • Wat-a-set processed • Hold their crispness • Require no starching Lovely Bridal Veil de luxe curtains arc exclusive to Brock's in Bakersfield. They are made in Priscilla style and have sufficient width that they may be hung crisscross if so desired. Each curtain is 45 inches wide—make a 90-inch width to the pair, and 81 inches long. The curtains arc oil while in color, have wide tic-backs and full headed baby ruffle. They are made up in Los Angeles, in a style particularly suitable for California. Our allotment is only 200 pairs of curtains, so we advise early selection. See the Window on Twentieth Street PRICE PAIR THIRD FLOOR Carry packages unwrapped whenever possible. Hollywood Strikers ' Ordered to Work HOLLYWOOD, <>,-t. in. w>—AP- proxlmati-ly linii painters, dec-orators and nt'ichiniMs \\f'io under orders from union officials today to return at once to their jnlis at five major; film studios from which they walkfd out in u jurisdiciional dispute starting a week ago. ! Mediation, said the tenth regional War I.,abor Hoard, will start as soon as the workers return to their jobs. ' The dispute, involving two A. V. L. unions, began last Thursday, when Set Designers Local 14U1 and the International Alliance of Theatrical' Stage Employes, both claimed juris-] diction over the Set Decorators. ! Los Angeles Company Places Kern Road Bid The Slate Division of Highways today announced that a hid for surfacing one mile between Muroc School and north reservation gate in Kern county for $44.:!ri9, has been received from R. "W. Hampton Com- ] pany of Los Angeles. i 9aker0f(en> CaHfornfan Friday, October 13, 1944 3 Croix Royalc Brandy is the result of the i expert blending of fine branches ... to I form as perfect a brandy as skill and experience can produce, comparable to the ! finest of aged European brandies. A sip i ! will convince youl Serve it as an aftci ' j dinner drinkor in a highball. Try a Croia | I Roy ale brandy manhattanorold fashioned. | i ' 1 Gel in the Fight With War Bonds Liquor dealers, popular hotels and restaurant! hav* Croix Royale. Say "Cray Royal." CAMEO VINtrARDS COMPANY FRESNO, CALIFORNIA Buy him a wool herringbone striped robe for these cold mornings . . . made with shawl collar, two large pockets, self bolt. Maroon and navy. Sizes 8 to 18 rears. $1A95 10 Heavy Beacon Robes, in stripes and checks, wide shawl collar, braid trim, self belt. Blue, wine and maroon. $K TK Sizes 6 to 18 D« I D Air Raid Warden Coat .Very smart... water repellent... fully lined, double-breasted style with all-around belt and a whistle with each coat. « Sixes 4 to 10 years Boys' plaid shirts, in cotton flannel, two pockets, long sleeves, full cut. In bright checks and ovcrplaids of blue, red, brown. Sizes 3 to 6 years -| J.« MEZZANINE FLOOR • -* <*>• Jt/.v^* v::,,,;;;Ht/ : ;> -;V^5>f". ! - .'"• ' :- ''X* /> fti-tyi ^ < ' *»»- W i *" 11 call fa figure^magrc Why are we so'ejfcited^about'diis'new brassiereT We've" tried it on women widi pendulous busts, we've tried it on women who are over -chesty,' we've tried it on women who had practically no bust at.'alL.Andjhe, results were something splendid to see. Marvelform is not just a new,brraiere/i?sYne*r advance in brassiere construction^Wonderful in die' way it uplifts. Wonderful in the way it divides. Wonderful in die way it sets a new high in brassiere com} fort, eliminating all pull, tug or strain.";You'll get 4 new idea of what a bra can .do for you when you wearj for a try-on today.: Prices $2.00, $2.50, $3.00 *P»tented Construction Give Once for a Triple Need • For our lighting forces • For our suffering Allies • For our own at home FASHION FLOOR

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