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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 65th Street. A native of Oakland, Francisco employed at an Oakland nuto- j mobile plant prior to his entrance, Into the service in May, 1342. Hisj mother, Mrs. Margaret Frandsw. j a sister. Mary, nf Oakland who In th'1 have not been heard from. In addition to his widow. Fran- 1 Cisco is survived by a Jimmy, and a threc-months-old! 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 chnssis. on which a cage can be built, bocaiisc Ihe present vehicle is In years old. lias! traveled 150.000 miles, has tire sizes for whim new rubber! can't be found and part? that no longer arc on the market. City Manacer Gnrril Vnnder ICnHe askrrt (lip f'ouncil in authorize opening of bids for a Chassis, on which a special lop tan be built, at 10 a.m. next Wed- nesday. City fathers agreed with the OPA that the matter was urgent. Killed in action in Get- many was Joseph Francisco, U.S.A., during his second month of over- seas service. Shtobee Divorced in B33-Day Baby Case Harry William Wade, 39. Navy Seabee, who denied he was the father of the baby his wife, Zclla 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 cross-complained 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 furnish- ings which were included in com- munity property worth Alomeda 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 Jtrom the youth to his grandmother, Mrs. E. M. Ecan, of the Santa Clara Avenue address. A graduate of Alamecla High School in 1943 and a former Boy Scout, Bean entered the Marine Corps a year ngo. He is now con- valescing at a base hospital in.the Marianas. _ A former Tribune master carrier, Cpl. Fred Venton, U.S.M.C., has been killed on Iwo )ima. Ex-Tribune Carrier Slain on Iwo Jima Cpl. Fred C. Venlon, U.S.M.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 jlwo Jima -was 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 cnsinerT. landed behind assault troops land worked with the engineer? in i preparing the air strips and other j installation? for American use. TROUBLESOME PILLBOX Purls in the- letter describing the troublesome pillbox follow; "TIlci rt that is raising hell along the beach has been known for some days. Jt is on the side of a ridge near the water's edge about three-quarters of a mile down the beach in a little no re pntr-h of rock and sand that has born by-passed by the infantry. The way thr- rievils die; in is un- canny. That little patch has been under incessant fire from from fivo to Hi-inch and from our own field artillery from 37 mnns. to 155 howitzers for days on end. And from dawn to dark it is con- stantly bombed, rocketed and strafed from t.'ie air. And still it fires on. Apparently it is well covered by smaller fire or the infantrv have routed them out with throwers or bansalorps. SIMILAR ON OCAM "1 saw a similar one on Guam. The picr.T was nn railroad tracks and rim; back into a cave in the rock. Whf-n wheflod out to fire the entf.Tr-rl an opr-ning less than 24 inches sfjiiarr. This of course limits thn field of fire, but is typical of Jap tactics; their suns are placed in cover (itiimle iireii.s mid evei: 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 lirinx. it u> wheeled back and the tiny opening is protected by a series of staggered and armor-proof shields. "The caves arc always well sup- 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 expe- that the particular 77 mm. I refer to has enough deflection to them along here, but so far our liltic 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- ceived and executed." carrier, Venlon 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, lD-i-4, and servnri in the South Pacific until his death. A brother. Robert. Venlon. 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 tliu bodies and pulled some of them over him !o hide him from view, then proceeded to lire on the marines. Capt. Fredrickson Funeral Tomorrow BERKELEY, March service.- wiii be held tomorrow for Capt. Sven F'-ederickson. 83, re- tired sea captain, who died of a art at'.ack" his home. 1033 Chsnning 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. Car! Anderson of Bethany Lutheran Church, ofiiciat- ins. Entombment will be in Sunset Jlnsoleum. Surviving are five daughters and two sons: Mrs. Ellen Donovan and Walter F. Fredrickson. Berkeley; Mrs. Nettie Boyle. Albany; Mrs. iErnma Hunt, Richmond: Mrs. 1 Inskeep, San Lcandro: Mrs. Helen Carlson, Ssn Msteo. and S Sgt. Carl U.S. Army Air 1 Corps, now overseas. Sailor Wins Ribbon j PFTTSBURG. March i Seaman First Clap? Fvank 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 i21. 1944. in the face of ;reat danger from fires and exploding shells. Sgt. A. Frank Lengfest 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 anti-air- craft guns. BERKELEY. March oroxinuitely 250 election officers! are Mill needed for 259 poll-1 ing p'mces for Tiit-sday. Mny 1. u-hen voters will ballot on municipal and school officials and six charter iimcndmcnts. City Clerk Ruth Kemp said several persons are needed for each polliny place. In all. there will be 103fi election officials. Applicants also are needed, she said, for substitute lists to be called linon in fMfpn) nf iVTnn and women interested in serving arc ui'Hccl 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 work- ing in polling places .since January 1 are nut required lu make lurliicr applicat.ir.il. 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 candi- dates are announced as having of- ficially qualified. Next Wednesday withdrawals may be made by candi- 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 Har- vard College was named, left half his estate and a library of more 21ST YEAR Celebrate With Us Save with these SUPER VALUES! WEAR-WELL Floor ond Porch Point WASHABLE WALLCOTE tUTCHEN-GLO TITANIZED ENAMEL STEEL WOOL Point.... WALLPAPER DEPARTMENT Hrlp yourself save the hnok price. patterns. Washable! SunfaM! 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HERE'S WHAT WAR MOBILIZATION DIRECTOR SAYS: "Battle experience has resulted in i sub- srar.tiai increass in tne requirements of the army fcr tires. V.'c must exercise every pos- precaution to extend the life of the tire? we new have t3 maintain tHe civilian economy so essential to our war effort." JAMES F. BYRNES, Director, Mobiliiafien and Reconversion Mr. Moforist, if you want to keep on rolling, oct now! Any of the firms listed below will gladly inspect your tires. Any of them v.'ill give vou gcod service and good workmanship on recapping end re- pairing. The tire situation is critical. Civilian tire manufacture has been cut to the bone to meet military needs. Grace III tires are almost unobtainable. OPA surveys 5how an average of 1.9 tires per car new in use need recap- ping right now. Yet we must keep to maintain the National war effort. There's just one thing to do... have ycur 'ires in- spected immediately, and recap or repair those which need it while there is still time. 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