The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on September 1, 1939 · Page 1
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The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California · Page 1

Bakersfield, California
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Friday, September 1, 1939
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jr WEBB MILLER NDON, Sept. 1.— olfeh official source today that Poland invoked its mill- alliance with Great in, calling for aid. HI WASHINGTON, Sept. 1. (2:30 a. m.).—Preai- dent Roosevelt cabled to Germany, Italy, Great Britain and France urging that unfortified cities be not attacked by bombs. He based his plea on the grounds of humanity. 16 PAGES BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1939 TWO SECTIONS No. 28 ITLER HACKS Jtler, Map Remaker, Is Again on Move forth $•0 . Baltic Sta iMemeliToken '39 LITH. .POLAND, i Warsow Sudetcnlond Taken October, '38 Austria Taken[ Morch,'38 ^CZECHOSLOVAKIA LMORAVIAJ Czechoslovakia Taken -*: March,'39 AUSTRIA Ruthenia token by Hungary Morch/39 ITAU HUNGARY 1 Sctl« of iyiil«i 50 ISO ISO, PLEAD FOR AID; FRANCE MOBILIZES *•• BUDAPEST, Sept. 1. (A. P.)—German troops crossed the Polish border between the Vistula river and Deutsch-Eylau early this morning. German planes attacked Tezow and the bridge over the Vistula. . BERNE, Switzerland, Sept. 1. (A. P.)—The Swiss Federal Council today decreed general mobilization of the Swiss army for tomorrow. LONDON, Sept. 1. (A. P.) (Passed through the British censorship)—The German embassy today began burning some files, apparently as a precaution in preparation for possible withdrawal from London. BUDAPEST, Sept. 1. (A. P.)—Dispatches received here by the Polish telegraph agency listed 17 alleged German air attacks on Polish cities and towns. LONDON, Sept. 1. (A. P.) (Passed through the British censorship)—The British government today ordered all air raid warning systems in the country to be put into immediate operation. WASHINGTON, Sept. 1. (A. P.)—The state department received from Berlin today what it called "reliable information" .that the German general staff had isued a statement saying the German army was "counter attacking on all fronts." ' shows *sd Polish . Corridor .(Pomorse), *Jm of Hitler Sn his latest .Buropesvj cop««est. xre* represents lands conquered lp< previous expansion of the Gorman rtat!o». (rmany Gives Army the Order to March Russia Ratifies Agreement With Soviet (Parlia- German nonag- m*fpffr*-i f -. n -fv.v.-iTt v,',-/, ff.sf*rrvtf)fBfy#fif. ^•sis-n'M V\v vi' w. jfmff'W.fff&r • -vtr^mty- v/s-^vyyAy* PFffyxv,'f.'iy>jf<(i*i?rtW *R •. Ik on march. Nul troopm «re abown p»*»in« in review li£ J 9 MOSCOW, Aug, 31. (U. P.)—The Supreme IT A ment) unanimously ratified the Soviet-* gressioii pact at 8:47 p. m. soon after announcement that** the Russian army's strength had been increased by 500,000 re- sel-vlats. The ratification followed" a lengthy report,by War Commissar Klementi Voroahiloy on a new universal conscription law under which military service was extended from . two to three years for noncommissioned officers of the army, border guards • and air force and exemptions on religious grounds were abolished. Premier Viacheslav Molotov spoke at length on the pact, explaining the reasons for it, befc,r« submitting it toy ratifications. He finished speak- irijf at 8:80 p. m< an4 ratification was completed at 8:45. p, m. '(In Beriin the German government tonight foipially ratified the derma n-Soviet nanajjgression pact coincident with ratification by the Supreme Soviet in Moscow.) . I Th« treaty had, been scheduled tor TraMWofttlbn earlier this week but ac- I' tlon was unexpectedly delayed as the European crisis developed. Voroshllov said the Soviet Union was determined not to be caught unawares by any surprise military moves on. the part ot other nations and that it .was prepared to fight by itself and win any -war in which it might become engaged. . The government, through the official news agency, previously had disclosed that the troops were moving westward through Russia to reinforce the frontier on the Polish and Baltic States border. The number of new troops or the reason for their movement west, were not disclosed but it was denied; that any troops were belnf withdrawn from the European frontier to reinforce the Far Eastern army which has been In tho continual warfare 'with the Japanese-led forces on the s Stand Hitler Hurls 'Huns.'f^^f, WARSAW, Sept. 1. (U. P.)^rnian air- J T planes bombed Warsaw and ofe||Polish cities today, while Nazi troops moved across the border in offensives from the southern frontier to the Baltic. 5 A German-Polish war is on, Britain and France will be in it if "as it would seem... Gennany has declared war on Poland." * This declaration was made in an authoritative London statement which passed through British censorship, German.troops attacked along tjie Polish Corri^oJV German planes bombarded Polls \ towns. 1 In Berlin*the attack wag termed a counter-attack mi^k4-tf«l«««4-« «%.M £ *±:m~ "!"• —.1J _!.. 1_ -_-* Jl ''il 1 —. J* • _ Foreigners Rushing for Naturalization (Associated Press Leased Wire) NEW YORK, S<?pt. 1. (A. P.)— Business is .homing in the naturalization branch of the department of labor here as a result of the European crisis. Officials said that more thari' SO-,000 "rush applications" for first papers had been filed, and that "thousands" of persons had many Inquiries to 'straighten out" their naturalization. Leading Sn the rush, unprecedented since the World War, are Englishmen. Next cams Germans, Italians, Frenchmen, Polish andd Irish, in that order. The naturalization business Is so good, in- fact, that the branch officials said they would be unable to cope with new and pending cases 'unless Congress provided funds for ad ditional help. . • ' '• ______ .._.. ..... _ ..... ^. earlier this week but ac- I'Mongolian-Manchukuo border. Financiers Organize for War Emergency (Associated I>r<i3S Leased Wtrv) NEW YORK, Sept. I',— William C. Potter, chairman of Guaranty Trust Conipttny of Ne>ir, York, wa* ejected chairman of the general committee of bankers and securities men formed yesterday to co-operate with the federal reserve bank of^NeV York .on problems Munich, inljfht arise In money markets la tho event of European ' ' in retaliation for Polish border v olations. It started this morning after ^dolf Hitler issued an order of the day for the German army to "meet force with force." German ships blockaded Gdynia and began to clear neutral shipping out of the Baltic. Germany officially accepted Danzig back into the Reich at a Reichstag session at which Hitler declared a determination to get Danzig and Pomorze—the Corridor—and halt Polish "attacks" on Germans, or die in his uniform. The British and French cabinets met to decide their action. ' - -f--v" Britain reiterated Jier determination to stand with Fraitc* Fraser, president of the Flrist National Bank of New York, was elected vice-chairman of i.he committee. > on their commitments to Poland if Hitfer meant he had declared war on Poland, f , \, France decreed general mobilization and a state of siege. Germany doen not count on Italian support, Hitler said, but considers Soviet Russia an eternal friend. ^ J - Vi

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