The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on October 18, 1944 · Page 5
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New Yank Raid Hits Luzon; Total Bag of Fleets Told Continued From Page One 'troops In a mile gain hit within 4 All along miles of the fortress city of Metz, and French forces farther south made progress, punching within from 3 to 5 miles of two Vosges passes leading to the Reich. British Second Army forces captured Venray near the Maas river, and a dispatch from supreme headquarters said the Tommies had linked up a 10-mile front along the Venry-Deurne road. Breskeni Demolitions The Germans below the Schelde estuary barring the water lane to Antwerp fell back under Canadian pressure. A front dispatch said there , wore signs this German siege stand withholding of this information until this time," Nlmitz said In * com- munique. Though already in a rear area In Vomparison with American bridgeheads in the Pulau and Halmahera groups, the latter 200 miles south of Mindanao, occupation of UllVhl in th* western Carollnas gave the American command another supply base for an ultimate assault on the Philippines. Admiral Chester W. Nimltz, com- ma'hder in chief of the Pacillc fleet, announced in a communique last night that aircraft of Admiral Willlam F. Halsey's vast Third Fleet were "continuing to attack objectives In the Philippines," but gave no details. His failure to specify that the latest targets lay on battered Luzon, northern and most important Island In the archipelago, raised the possibility that the carrier planes were extending their trail of destruction south toward Mindanao, already within striking range of American invasion troops and .land-based planes. A roundabout Japanese report said carrier planes had attacked Clark Field near Manila and the might be ending. Demolitions were reported in the Breskens area, stronghold of the enemy pocket, along with considerable transport movement. the front progress— POLITICAL AOVerrisCMtNT Protect his Right to Work VOTE NO OH 12 •Some of theM days G. I. Joe will bt coming home. He'll wint • job—and peace. We can help him by voting NO on No. 11, "Right of fmp/oymenf," November 7. This proposition attacks trad* unions and threatens 6. I. Joe's right to work. It would invalidate agreements between management and labor. It would, interfere with the war production. It would bring chaos, confusion, industrial strife. It would lower the American standard of living in the poit-war era. Protect G. I. Joe's right to work. Vote NO on No. 12 slow, methodical progress carved out in many cases by bayonets—was reported. From Breskens, a German strong- point before the already liberated port of Antwerp, to Belfort, this was the picture: (1) Lieutenant-General H. D. Crerar's Canadians have reached IJzendijke. 6 miles south of Breskens, pressing hard on the newly formed defense line of the suicide German troops within the narrowing pocket. Supreme Allied headquarters reported bombers had attacked the sea dyke at West Kapelle on the nearby island of Walchern. (2) In northern Holland, where Berlin has reported the Allies have massed 1500 tanks for a drive into the Rhine-Ruhr valley, Lieutenant- General Miles C. Dempsey'i British Second Army took Venray after biter house-to-house fighting and lunged on 2 miles southeast of the own. which iteelf is 8 miles from 10 Reich frontier. Canal Bridged Associated Press Correspondent Ved Nordness, with this force, re- jorted that American armored col- inns on the right flank had bridged ie Canal de Doom. (3) General Eisenhower's commul' ue described the fighting on the rocedure. There was mopping up rocedure. There was wommplng up nslde Aachen, which has set a pat- ern of punishment for German cities hich resist the Allied advance, and mopping up to the northeast of "seg- nents of the Siegfried Line" to clear lie way for the next drive. The German radio, finally acknowl- dging Aachen has been encircled, escribed the fighting there as "sur- asslng everything that has gone efore in this war, ;md said flatly hat Elsenhower "is planning an all- iit offensive on Cologne after cap- urlng Aachen Advance for Metz 4. United States Third Army In- antry advanced nearly a mile north f Ancy-Sur-Moselle to within 4 miles of Metz, another big fortress- ndustrlal city. Associated Press Correspondent Wes Gallagher said nly light opposition was encoun- WONSOMD IT CITIIIN* COMMITTII AGAINST MOPOIITION NO. I} DOCTOR, M. D. WANTED Qualified, by training and experience, for industrial and general private practice In an isolated community In California. Good hospital facilities. Interesting and lucrative proposition. Box APC-711, The Call- fornian. 6. In the Vosges foothills, the Ailed communique reported progress ust aovith of the road junction at Jruyeres and northeast of Le Thillot espite stubborn enemy resistance and strong counterattacks. In the Overloon area, north of Venray, the Nazis were reported pulling out of a pocket approxi- nately 5000 yards long and from 00 to 2000 yards wide along the rlaas, leaving the area a no-man's and. Halt Aachen Attacks American armor was poised on the British southern flank but was not ret reported In action. The Germans halted yesterday heir frustrated attempts to pierce .he American lines surrounding Aachen while inside the battered rentier city United States First Army troops continued pushing the enemy garrison back house to house. Officers at supreme Allied headquarters would not confirm the supposition that the Germans possibly lave given up hope of saving Aachen. The lack of a counterat- ack yesterday may mean merely that the Germans have paused to reform for more counterblows. Associated Press Correnpondent William S. White estimated the Nazis had lost 1500 men captured and 1000 killed In attempts to recapture Aachen, or approximately 25 per cent of their attacking forces. FENNON DIES SACRAMENTO, Oct. 18. (UP.)—Edward M. Fennon, Sacramento valley district manager of tho California State Chamber of Commerce, died suddenly last night of an apparent heart attack. —Unl'ed Sutu Mnrlno Corps 1'hotu From NKA "COCKTAIL HOUR" ON SUICIDE RIDGE—Pinned down on "Suicide Ridge" on Peleliu Island, these marines fought for nine days before relief arrived. Marine in center is throwing a flaming "Molotov cock- tall" at Japs entrenched in nearby cave. White streak just behind him is torch, used to light "cocktail," falling to the ground. HEALTH QUIZ MtMO ItyNlmpMtifttDiiT DD N m (Mi tatefcy iff* lit!*? D D topi fit surtripttudfyT DD QQ Russians Mass for Tatar Pass Thrust Continued From rage One orders to all soldiers in the capital lo "return at once to your barracks, quarters or home." London observers interpreted the order as a sign of wholesale desertions in the wake of the Nazi coup. Budapest Disorders It also was possible that disorders had broken out in Budapest on a scale threatening to overwhelm the defenders of Nazi Premier Perenc Szalasy. Stockholm said at least one broadcast ordered soldiers to return to their units "even if they left them in order to assist the new government." Deposed Regent Admiral Nicholas Horthy's short-lived proclamation accepting retracted, brought repercussions in the adjoining puppet state of Slovakia, a Bern dispatch said. German newspapers arriving in Switzerland said Slovak "rebels," encouraged by Hungary's apparent defection from the Nazi camp, had rounded up a large number of members of the German minority and already had executed 2000 of them. In retaliation, the newspaper said, German forces in the country started similar mass executions. Adolf Hitler's newspaper Volkischer Beobachter, said the Germans acted with "the full support of the Slovak government." The Germans had claimed the So- lets had launched their new offensive against the Riechland from both sides of "Vilkaviskis, which is only 11 miles from East Prussia. (The DNB news agency, quoting Lieutenant-General Kurt Dittmar, spokesman for the German high conv mand, said 6erman troops had evacuated Virbalis 8 miles east of Vilkaviskis and only 3 miles from East Prussia.) The only land action in the Baltic sector reported by the communique was In the area west of Riga, where Soviet troops seized the beach resort of Rlgas Jurmalas, between the Gulf of Riga and Leilupe, and cleared a 20-mile stretch of the eastern bank of the Leilupe river. LAVAL PROPERTY SALE PARIS, Oct. IS. (IP) —Property confiscated from the French quisling, Pierre L'aval, will be sold at auction October 22 and is expected to bring the state 400,000,000 francs ($8,000,000 on the basis used for invasion currency). Hitler Forms New Guard for Reich in Emergency Do you IM! hndtehy mnd upset due to poorly dictated food? To (eel cheerful and htppy again your food must be diiwtea properly. Bach day. Nature must product about two pinto of a vital digestive juic« to help digest your food. If Nature fails, your food may remain undigested — leaving you headachy and irritable. Therefore, you must increase the flow of thia digestive juiee. Carter's Littlt Liver Pills increase thia flow quickly — often in aa little aa 80 minute*. And, you're on the road to foaling batter. Don't depend on artificial aids to counteract indigestion — when Carter'* Little Liver Pills aid digestion after Nature's own order. Take Carter'* Little Liver Pill* as directed. Get them at any drugstore. Only IV and 26X To HewMothers Civ* your baby quick nli»f from »h« fitry itching of f Otap«r Ink • Chatty • Of wMi mM, Con tinned F man airways today. His decree netting up tho guard was read for him for the homo .service of the official German news agency, DNB. "Relying on our own forseen we will not only break the enemy will of destruction, but we will throw him back again," the Hitler utterance said. "I call on all able bodied men to fight." The decree then announced all civilian men between 16 and 60 were ordered into the Volkssturm, an armed home army similar to that which Britain organized in 1940 after the fall of France. "Whereas, the enemy believed that he could get ready for the last knockout blow, we, on our purt are resolved to carry out the second large scale mobilization of our people," the Hitler decree said. The bottom of the Nazi manpower barrel already had been reported scraped by "total mobilization" measures taken by Hitler, Hlmmler Goering and Goebbels during the summer. That mobilization took ill and one-eyed Germans, Red Cross workers, and munitions plant employes into tho armed forces. There was no estimate of the number of armed men—if any—who would be raised by the new order. Describing this people's army as "not a preparation for defeat, but for victory," the Berlin radio said: "The significance of the German Volkssturm becomes obvious rom Pagt' One when the possibility of breakthroughs in our fighting front or Hirhorne landings in our hinterland are taken into account." The home guard men will be part of the German army, the broadcast said, adding that "they will wear no uniform, but will ba marked by an arm band in accordance with International law." "This armed guard will defend our home soil with all weapons and all means, insofar as they are suitable to that purpose," the Hitler decree said. The German broadcast added that Heinrich Himmler, Gestapo chief and commander of the German home army, had spoken in an unidentified East Prussian town on an occasion described as the first meeting of the armed home guard. Himmler indicated that pitchforks, straightened scythes, pikes and swords would be considered legitimate weapons for the home guards. Under Hitler's decree, all "military bylaws" would be Issued by Himmler and "political bylaws" by Relchsleader Martin Bormann. Patton Has Narrow Escape From Death WITH r.YITED STATES ARMY N FKANCE. Oct. IS. <UF>—-Lleuten- ;p S. I'atton nnr- ; 11 h n r Injury ro • •rnian shell landed ently wlu'n ;i vlthin X loot liis vehicle l>ut it was revealed (die Sahcrrtfcft Caittomian Wednesday, October 18, 1944 5 hit noar the United Hllod to ex oday. The shell tales Third Army commander while 16 was on a visit to the front. One of the officers present turned o the driver of i'atton's car and re- narked, "Well, sergeant, your wife VHS almost a. widow then." Patton clldn'v l»it nn eyelash, re- lortn of tlie incident said. Kern Welcome Set for Gov. Bricker VJonUnue>) From Ptiue On' 1 other San Joarpiin vallry stop will in Fresno Thursday afternoon and evening where a reception and dinner Is planned. Governor Warren, who has been accompanying Governor Bricker on his California campaign tour, was aken 111 Monday evening upon their return to Sar.rnmento from San •"Yancisco, where both governors received a tremendous ovation and were speaker" nt several Bny City functions. Many boyhood friends •ind school and college mates of Governor Warren, who had planned o visit with the governor briefly n Bakersfield tomorrow, expressed their intention of greeting his Ohio est at tomorrow's local program. rsE OXYC.EX TENT LOS A.VGKLKS. Oct. 1K. (ft)— Richard Bennett. 72-yenr-old actor md father of Actresses Constance and .loan Retinott. was placed under in oxygen tcut last night. lie Is being treated for a heart ailment. Yank Planes Hit Philippines Again On!inn»il From Pngo One Lrga.<pi nr"a of southern Luzon Monday (Tuesday. Tokyo time.). A Into cotnnumiriue from Chung- I king raif.r.'d u 20 ships sunk or I damaged tho toll exacted by the I'hina-based American Fourteenth Air Force in its destructive raid .Monday on Hong Kong harbor, where Japanese vessels had sought shelter from the ravages of the Third Fieri. Eight ships totaling more than 40,000 tons were sunk. 7 totaling ^ll.fiOO tons were damaged and 6 others probably were damaged. An- oiher freighter was sktp-bonihed off Hong Kong Island and left sinking. Hestroy Motor Convoy Fighter planes from the southwest Pacific command of General Douglas MiicArlliur. who has vowed to return to the Philippines j at the head of a liberating army, 'joined the Philippines assault, with a series of low-level raids on northern I Mindanao .Monday, i Flouring in over the enemy motor ; ronvoy mi a highway north of Valencia, the fighters destroyed (>2 trucks unit (i staff ears and dispersed mounted calvary troops with many casualties, then went on to attack Cagnyan and Matlna airdromes. One enemy bomber was destroyed on the ground, airdrome installations were damaged and nearby j small cral'l were lilt. ragnyitn is a major air and naval base on Maealjalar bay on the northern coast of Mindanao. AKRIVKS IN SWKDEN STOCKHOLM, Oct. IS. (JF>— Dr. Jo.sef Krlstoffy. Hungarian minister to Denmark, arrived In Sweden today with his legation staff after declining to recognize the new puppet regime set up In Budapesl by the XH-/IM. Dewey in N. Y. for PolicyTalk O'n' ! n-i<-l Frntn ran'.Ori Pewoy h.i:< uiged bipartisan consideration of questions, arising out of ef/orts to form an International security organization, but has reserved the right to discuss the administration's handling of foreign affairs. He did this critically In hi.' St. Louis speech Monday night when he charged that American representation in vital areas aboard was "on the brink of chaos." Whether any sharp difference? o[ opinion will develop between the two presidential candidates over fundamental Issue* of foreign policy, or whether any disagreements they may have will he limited largely to those over methods, Is likely to be domonstatcd hy the two speeches. Mr. Roosevelt, who declined an invitation tn addr»ss the Herald- Tribune forum, will .speak Saturday night before the foreign policy association. He has made it known that, he intends to talk about those ho said xrerne.fl to stir up dissension about minor details instead of concentrating their support behind general peace policies. His speech will be broadcast over XBC and Blue at ( J::m p. m. E. W. T. SWEETS FOB CHILDREN LONDON, Oct. 18. UP>— Britain's children will receive a special Christmas ration of a half pound of sweets apiece, Food Minister John J. tilew- ellin said today. COLDS: FIGHT MISERY ™ •where you feel It—rub throat, chest and back with time-tested por.rncA.tj ADVERTISEMENT HOME ON FURLOUGH FELLOWS, Oct. 18.—Private Clyde L. Bradley, stationed with the air corps ground forces in the south Pacific area for the past seven months, spent a short furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Bradley, of Fellows, recently. Private Bradley is now in Birmingham General Hospital in Van Nuys. rr\ OLD IlIOMPSOX A BETTER BLEND FOR BETTER DRINKS GLENMORE DISTILLERIES COMPANY Incorporated LOUISVILLE. KENTUCKY Blended Whiskey 86.8 Proof 65% Grain Neutral Spirits jmrncAt, ADVEBTISFMBNT. I'OMTKJAI. ADVKRTISKMKNT tiiHiiaiiiuiiiiiiiaiiiimiiiiiaiiiiMHiiiiaiimHdHiDiuuiiiiiiiaiiuiiiiuiiDiiiHiiiiiiraiiij / In Honor of the RECEPTION to Be Held for Vice-Presidential Candidate John W. Bricker Kern County Automobile Dealers WILL REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL 10 A. M. TOMORROW MRS. MINNIE B. LYLE, 108 Jefferson Street, Tafi, California, Says: "I have been a Democrat for the past 25 years. I am going to vote for DEWEY-BRICKER HOUSER because I am tired of the New Deal and what it stands for." We thank you, Mrs. Lyle, for your expression. Like you, every American wants assurance of postwar jobs for all. The New Deal party in peacetime was unable to prevent unemployment. We cannot afford to place bur future security and that of the returning servicemen and women in the Hands of the New Deal party. West Side Republican Club, 425 Vi Center Street, Taft, California. Phone 53 SEE and HEAR Vice-Presidential Candidate JOHN W. BRICKER GOVERNOR OF OHIO AT Griffith Field Thursday, October 19 9:30 A. M. Everyone Welcome The Fox Theater has been rented as an alternate meeting place in the event of rain Program Will Be Broadcast KPMC 9:30-10 A. M. 1560 ON YOUR DIAL

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