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Oakland Tribune (Newspaper) - March 22, 1945, Oakland, California Oakland Tribune hursday March 22 1945 Oakland Man Dies in Action Announcement of the death in in Germany of Francisco USA has been received I by his wife Mrs Irene Francisco j of Street A native of Oakland Francisco employed at an Oakland j mobile plant prior to his entrance Into the service in May 1342 mother Mrs Margaret j a sister Mary nf Oakland who In have not been heard from In addition to his widow 1 Cisco is survived by a Jimmy and a daughter Bonnie Rue whom he had never seen i New Pound Wagon OPA Agrees BERKELEY March the OPA almost shed a tear at the plight of Berkeley's pound wagon In any event the Federal agency gave the municipal government a priority lor a new on which a cage can be built present vehicle is In years old traveled 150.000 miles has tire sizes for whim new can't be found and that no longer arc on the market City lip in authorize opening of bids for a Chassis on which a special lop tan be built at 10 next City fathers agreed with the OPA that the matter was urgent Killed in action in many was Joseph Francisco U.S.A during his second month of over- seas service Divorced in Baby Case Harry William Wade 39 Navy Seabee who denied he was the father of the baby his wife Frances 34 bore 333 days after he departed for sea duty today was granted an interlocutory decree of divorce by Superior Judge James G Quinn Mrs Wade a telephone operator denied the adultery allegation and n charge that Wade associated with other women following their marriage in 1932 child died shortly after birth Although Mrs Wade was denied the divorce and alimony Judge Quinn ruled that she would receive cash and household ings which were included in com- munity property worth Marine Purple Heart ALAMEDA March nick In the jaw I received from a won Marine Pvt Earl R Bean in Purple Heart medal on Iwo Jima his family was informed in a letter the youth to his grandmother Mrs E M Ecan of the Santa Clara Avenue address A graduate of High School in 1943 and a former Boy Scout Bean entered the Marine Corps a year ngo He is now con- at a base hospital Marianas A former Tribune master carrier Cpl Fred Venton has been killed on Iwo ima Carrier Slain on Iwo Jima Cpl Fred C son of Mrs Nellie La Duke of 5423 Princeton Street has been killed in action on Iwo Jima according to word received by relatives from the War Department A graduate of Fremont High Writes Of Iwo Battle A vivid description of the almost impregnable Japanese and one pillbox in Jima given today in a otter received in the Bay area from j Marine Cpl Arthur W Clark Jr husband of Helen Clark 1421 Euclid Avenue Berkeley Clark a Marine Corps landed behind assault troops land worked with the in i preparing the air strips and other j for American use TROUBLESOME PILLBOX Purls in letter describing the troublesome pillbox follow rt that is raising hell along the beach has been known for some days Jt is on the side of a ridge near the edge about three-quarters of a mile down the beach in a little no re of rock and sand that has born by the infantry The way die in is un- canny That little patch has been under incessant fire from from fivo to and from our own field artillery from 37 to 155 howitzers for days on end And from dawn to dark it is con- stantly bombed rocketed and strafed from air And still it fires on Apparently it is well covered by smaller fire or the have routed them out with throwers or SIMILAR ON OCAM 1 saw a similar one on Guam The was nn railroad tracks and rim back into a cave in the rock out to fire the an less than 24 inches This of course limits thn field of fire but is typical of Jap tactics their suns are placed in cover mid when it is possible for them to fire outside these areas I have nev seen or heard of them doing It When the piece is not it wheeled back and the tiny opening is protected by a series of staggered and shields The caves arc always well plied with food and sake clothing radio gear and ammunition so the little men sit back cook chow have a few drinks and then say Let's give em a few rounds boys One thing I have noticed here and at Guam is that they always fire exactly as planned and never by opportunity By this I mean that if the lad in command says We'll let em have eight rounds at such and uch n they do just that even though a new and more inter- esting target is immediately ad- jacent and even if there seems to be time to get off an extra round or sn We know by frightful that the particular 77 mm I refer to has enough deflection to them along here but so far our strip of hillside has been I rented to only three barrages by it ind they by the miracles of fate did little damage WELL PLANNED DEFENSE The boy who planned the de- fense of this island was no amateur The defenses are masterfully con- and executed carrier enlisted i Ihp Stale Guard in 1942 at the ape of IB and entered the Marine Corps later jn the yum He was assigned to overseas duty as a gunner in August and in the South Pacific until his death A brother Robert former Tribune district advisor is now on duty fl the Naval Training Slation San Diego sniper caught firing from a pile of enemy dead The Jap had crawled among bodies and pulled some of them over him hide him from view then proceeded to lire on the marines Capt Fredrickson Funeral Tomorrow BERKELEY March be held tomorrow for Capt Sven 83 re- tired sea captain who died of a art his home 1033 Way Retired for many years after reading his own marine Captain Frederichson native of Sweden had made his home here for more than 40 Rites ivill be at p.m the Little Chaped of the Flowers with the Rev Anderson of Bethany Lutheran Church ins Entombment will be in Sunset Surviving are five daughters and two Mrs Ellen Donovan and Walter F Fredrickson Berkeley Mrs Nettie Boyle Albany Mrs Hunt Mrs 1 Inskeep San Mrs Helen Carlson Ssn and S Sgt Carl U.S Army Air 1 Corps now overseas Sailor Wins Ribbon j March i Seaman First Robert 19 son of Mr and Mrs Barney Tillotson Bel Air has been awarded a recommendation ribbon i for ably assisting in the rescue of survivors from vessels May 1944 in the face of reat danger from fires and exploding shells Sgt A Frank of 2907 Harrison Boulevard now stationed at Lemoore Field is shown with some ol his paintings now on exhibit at the San Francisco Presidio before being entered in the National Army Arts Contest A graduate of the California School of Arts and Crafts here he previously was a Bay area advertising artist MORE ELECTION OFFICERS NEEDED IN BERKELEY Early Flak Guns As early ns 1900 both the United States and Germany had craft guns BERKELEY March 250 election are Mill needed for 259 ing for Mny 1 voters will ballot on municipal and school officials and six charter City Clerk Ruth Kemp said several persons are needed for each place In all there will be election officials Applicants also are needed she said for substitute lists to be called linon in nf and women interested in serving arc by her to sign up at the City Hall before next Wednesday when the City Council will issue the official election call Persons have signified intention of ing in polling places since January 1 are nut required lu make Election officers pay is sel at with an additional for the person taking returns to the City Hall To accommodate Berkeleyans un- ahle to register during the day hours the city clerk's office will be open from 7 to fl o'clock tonight the last opportunity to qualify lor the municipal election With 17 nominees in the field for five Cily Council and two Board nf Education vacancies all dates are announced as having of- qualified Next Wednesday withdrawals may be made by dates the city clerk said Bids for election supplies will be opened by the City Council next Wednesday John Harvard's Legacy John Harvard after whom vard College was named left half his estate and a library of more 21ST YEAR Celebrate With Us Save with these SUPER Floor ond Porch Point WASHABLE ENAMEL STEEL WOOL Point WALLPAPER DEPARTMENT yourself save the hnok price patterns CORN Kitchen Broom GARDEN TOOLS WALLPAPER KIT 12th and Clay Streets 5248 FREE PARKING Free Delivery Orders SAN FRANCISCO OAKLAND SACRAMENTO This hunter leaves its guns at home It carries no gum drops no bombs yec the is one of our Japi fear a great airplane that flics first on Chevron Aviation Gasoline Armed only with aerial cameras this photo version of the Lightning fighter ranges far behind to map Jap secrets To and deliver many Lockheed in the West chooses Chevron Aviation Gasoline the fuel so many western aircraft builders use Chevron Aviation Gasoline has be good to match America's fighting h is you'll sec for yourself when t new Chevron gasoline brings Wij performance to the highway EMERGENCY ACTION DON'T COUNT ON GETTING GRADE RECAP REPAIR HERE'S WHAT WAR MOBILIZATION DIRECTOR Battle experience has resulted in i sub- in tne requirements of the army fcr tires must exercise every precaution to extend the life of the 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