The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on October 20, 1944 · Page 4
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4 fridoy, October 20, 1944 Safefrtfflflb CaKfOTtlfcin POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT Now is the time to reestablish individual freedom of choice for ALL California workers. Joining a labor union or not joining must not interfere with any person's right to work VOrE YES ON YOU* RIGHT-- WORK CALIFORNIA COMMITTEE FOR THE RIGHT TO WORK I. C. KIMBALL, CHAIRMAN MAAS DEMANDS AHACKJEPORT CHARGES RESULTS OF INQUIRY WITHHELD ST. PAUL, Oct. CO. <JP)— Charges wcie made last night by Congressman Melvin J. Maas (U-Mlnn.) that a new report on the Japanese attack mi Pearl Harbor, prepared by a naval board of inquiry set up by congressional order, has been withheld from the publi.o Representative Maas, speaking before the Business and Professional .Men's Association, said he intended in "foree the publication of this report before election if it is possible lo (In so." "There Is no element of military security involved in this matter." Representative Maas said. "The naval board report would be politi- cail.v embarrassing to the administration and that is the reason it has nut been made public." His charge followed his dcclara- linn Wednesday night that "high of-! lirlals of the government, civilian i and military, knew six hours before the attack that Pearl Harbor and the Philippines were to be attacked, and thf hour at which the attack was lo take place." "For some unexplained reason." h" continued, "they failed to take steps to notify Admiral Kimmel nnd fjenpral Short in advance of the attack." In last night's talk. Representative .Maas said "The public never hns had the full truth about the findings of the Pearl Harbor commission, headed by Justice Robert s." .Mans declared. "After that body had finished its work at Pearl Harbor and was leaving. Justice Roberts shook hands with Admiral Kimmel ami said , 'Admiral. I wish to cou- cnitulatp you on your part in this affair. I am glad that you are in the clear.' "Yet tho published findings of the Roberts commission pinned the blame for Pearl Harbor on Admiral Kimmel and General Short. Meanwhile, Frank T. Ptarkey Democra tie-Farmer-Labor candidate for Congress against Maas, accusec Maas of "conducting a last-minute shocker in his allegations that President Roosevelt was responsible for the Pearl Harbor disaster." Dewey Led by 3 Votes in J. C. Poll All hough a secret poll of one class at IHakcrsfield Junior College gave President Roosevelt a lead of five votes over Thmnus Dewey, a later tally of several classes showed that Mr. Dewey led by three votes. Robert Young, insructor of history at the junior college conducted both polls. Hrtween now and the election a study of both candidates and their parties is being made by the stu dents, who listen to speeches made by the candidates, and study the newspapers and periodicals. A general class discussion is held for the first few minutes of each class, and the students air their opinions. POUTICAr, AltVKRTISKMF.NT POI.ITH A I, ADVKIITINKMKNT I'OI.ITH AI, AKVKRTISK.MKNT I'OMTH'Ar, ADVERTISEMENT DEWIY DOWN ON THI FARM Dcwcy inspects one of his cowt I «t his Pawling, New York home. Although he does not I claim to be i farmer, Governor Dewey understands farm I problem* and speaks the farmer's language. fOI Of RACKITIERS Thomas E. Dewey issworn in as Special Prosecutor, begins his brilliant career "busting" gangs and racketeers. As New Vork'i District Attorney, he won fame by convicting men like "Legs" Dia/Dond, Jimmy Hioet, George Scalise, Fritz Kuhn. FAMILY MAN Governor and Mrs. Thomas E. Dewey pose for the came- ffaroan at the Albany Ex- jfecutive Mansion. They have two husky sons. Mrs. Dewey leaves politics to her husband, centers her attention on her home sod family. I CHURCH WORKIR Thomas Dewey is a vestryman of St. Peter's Protestant Episcopal Church in Albany, N. Y. The Deweys attend church regularly, giv« Sunday School picnics at their farm at Pawling, N. Y., say Grace at meals. Mrs. Dewey sometimes plays organ in the little church near their farm. •OVUNOR Of NIW YORK Dewey addresses legislature, (•commends plan for post-war reconstruction. At Cover- mot, Dewey has proved himself forceful, a "dorr" rather than a "talker," an able administrator, and especially sue* cessful in surrounding himself with able men and women. MIITINO WITH LAMM Dewey chats Informally to a group of Labor Leaders during viiit to Pittsburgh. In a recent speech he ionised New Deal of disrupting and making a political football of labor. Dewey uy» we must have an able Secretary of Labor from the ranks of Labor. At ftn+1 VOTE FOR DEWEY-, BRICKER NOV. 7 TH MacArthur's Communique on Invasion ADVANCED ALLIED HEADQUARTERS, PHILIPPINES, Oct. ^0. (UP)—Text of General Douglas Mac-Arthur's special communique on the invasion of the Philippines: "In a major amphibious operation we have seized the eastern coast of Leyte island in the Philippines, 600 miles north of Morotai and 2500 miles from Milne bay, from whence our offensive started nearly 16 months ago. Point of Entry "This point of entry in the Visayas is midway between Luzon and Mindanao and at one stroke slipped into the Japanese forces in the Philippines. The enemy's anticipation of attacks in Mindanao caused him to lie caught unawares in lA'yte and beachheads In the Tacloban area were secured with small casualties. The landing was preceded by heavy naval and air bombardment which was devastating in effect. Our ground troops are rapidly extending their positoins and supplies and heavy equipment are already flowing ashore in great volume. "The troops comprise elements of the Sixth United States Army, to which are attached units from the central Pacific, with supporting elo- menls. The naval forces consist of the Seventh United Stalen fleet, the Australian squadron and supporting elements of the. Third United States fleet. Full support was given by navy carrier forces, by the Far Eastern Air Force and by the R. A. A. F. In Personal Command "The commander in chief is in personal command of the operation. "The enemy's force of an estimated L'LTi,nun include the Fourteenth Army group under the command of Field Marshal Count Terauchi, of which seven divisions have already been identified, the sixteenth, the twenty- sixth, the thirtieth, the one hundredth, the one hundred second, the one hundred third, and the one hundred fifth. "The strategic results of attacking the Philippines will be decisive. The enemy's so-called greater Asia co- prosperity sphere will be cut in two. The conquered empire to the notith, comprising the Dutch East Indies and the British possessions of Borneo, Malaya and Burma will be severed from Japan proper. The great flow of transportation and supply upon which Japan's vital war industry depends will be cut, as will the counter supply of his forces to the south. A half million men will be cut off without hope of support and with ultimate destruction at the leisure of the Allied forces. "In broad, strategical conception, the defense line of the Japanese, which extends along the coast of Asia from the Japan islands, through Formosa, the Philippines, the East Indies to Singapore and Burma, will be pierced in the center, permitting an envelopment to the south and to the north. Either flank will be vulnerable and can be rolled up at will." 15th District Okays Tulare Legion Post Approval of the organization of a new American Legion Post in Pixley, Tulare county, was passed by the Fifteenth District, American Legion, nt a recent meeting at the local Frank S. Reynolds Post hall, it was announced today District Com- mnnder H. K. Barnett. Commander Barnett said that an endorsement of Proposition Xo. 1 on the November ballot was resolved by the group at the district meet. This proposition involves the Veterans Home and Farm Loan. Support of the Eddie Cantor radio program, which is requesting gifts for wounded nnd disabled veterans In hospitals was urged by Mrs. Lilly Branneman. department vice-president of the American Legion Auxiliary. Xext district meeting was set for Sunday. February 11, 10-1.~>. in Tulare. Commander Barnett announced. Legion posts represented were Tulare. Visnliji. Dinuha, Porterville, Bakersfield. Taft. Kxeler, Bishop, Delano, Lindsay and McFarland. CAFE MAN DIES John Lang, operator of the Silver Dollar Cafe at .Mo.iave, died Wednesday night, presumably of natural 'causes according to the coroner's office, a few hours after being taken ill thiii afternoon. Demos Cite Voting Records in Fight Against Dewey WASHINGTON, Oct. 20. (UP.) — Democratic congressmen bitterly assailed the foreign policy pledges of Governor Thomas E. Dewey today I with charges that the Republican ! nominee had the same "lack of fore] sight" as Britain's "umbrella-carrying Neville Chamberlain." Dewey was likened to the late British prime minister by Representative Buell Snyder. (D.-Pa.), who said the governor's "inability to see through international moves" was demonstrated by his original opposition to the lend-lease act. "But after Russia acknowledged that our lend-lease aid enabled her armies to hold Stalingrad." Snyder said, "Dewey, with his umbrella in hand, came in the back door and said lend-lease was a good thing." Cites Records Senator Joseph C. O'Mahoney (D.-YVyo.), chairman of the Senate congressional campaign committee, joined in the attack, saying Dewey's promises of international co-operation were in sharp contrast to the voting records of leading Republicans in the Senate. O'Mahoney listed by name five Senate Republican leaders who. he said, exemplified the party's "opposition and obstruction to measures which are in the Interest of com-* mon everyday people." Noting the opposition of the five to lend-lease. selective service, and neutrality act legislation, O'Mahoney demanded to know if "Governor Dowry's promises (can) alter the convictions which these mon have expressed by their votes." Five Named The five named by O'Mahoney were Republican Floor Leader Wallace H. White, Jr., Maine; and Senators Hiram Johnson of California, dean of Republican members; Robert A. Taft'of Ohio, chairman of the Republican 1!M4 platform committee:, Chairman John G. Townsend. Jr., of Delaware, of the Republican congressional campaign committee, and Arthur H. Vandenberg of Michigan.. Republican caucus chairman. O'Mahoney recalled that White, Townsend and Johnson also vote'd against the 19:15 world court resolution, and declared that the whole Republican Senate vote had shown a majority of the members obstructing defense, war and international cooperation legislation." • Snyder predicted that Pennsylvania would go Democratic by 300.0(10 votes and would prove Itself "more than ever the keystone state." SNU.ITM'AI, I'OI.ITKAI. AnVKKTISKMRNT inq Fever Reported in State Outbreaks of relnpsinpr fever occurred in many parts of California mountain resort districts this year, caused possibly by the handling of chipmunks, it was announced today by Dr. Wilton I* Halverson, director of public health. Dr. Halverson said that the rodent carries ticUs which spread the disease. MR. TOM E. LOOK, 217 F Street, Taft, California, Says: 'I am 76 years of age and have lived in California since 1898. I have worked in the oil fields here since 1'Jll, until I was considered loo old to work and was placed on a pension. I am going lo vole for EWEY-BRICKER HOUSER because I have worked and made my living in a free country and I don't want lo forfeil any of my rights to any dictatorship. I don't want any man or woman in government office to 'clear everything with Sidney Hillman.' I believe in a fair pension for the people who have worked hard all their life, and Thomas E. Dcwcy is the man to give us all an honest and fair government with security for every man, woman and child." West Side Republican Club, 425 >/ 2 Center Street, Taft, California. Phone 53 Herds of War "Out where the West begins"' r is where important food for war begins too. The thundering herds of ou| western ranges stand for a basic food men eat to fight on, men eat to work'on. When the war cry went.out for meat and still more meat, western SANTA FE ranchers, stockmen and farmers responded by raising the greatest number of beef cattle, hogs and sheep in the history of our country. Put her there, partner! You're doing a great job in that fighting Home on the Range! A k Santa Fe LINES "ALONG THE ROUTE TO TOKYO" C. L. HENRY, Trav. Paaaenger Agent, L. R. WHITE, Trav. Freight Agent Santa Fe Station, Phone 6-5751 BAKERSFIELD HUB

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