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Bakersfield Californian (Newspaper) - June 3, 1944, Bakersfield, California The weather temperature Utah it Pitt it Day a a. 7 9 Low today. Iii rainfall reason Airport. K of year re it it Airport. 9 0 4 season land company. I to year ago land company ________11,40 forecast slight Cloudy skies today fair with rising temperature sunday. Vol. 56 in for Victory buy More War Bonds slumps two sections Bakersfield California saturday june 3, 1944 pure 12 pages no. 264 Suvio shuttle raid hammers nazis. Coast hit Rumor invasion started bombing raids aimed at All Axis Europe from new bases Bakersfield was startled this afternoon with uncoil-., tired reports that Allied forces had invaded France. The reports were without verification however and the news services carried no stories of any such invasion. The associated press started an investigation to determine the inception of the report and at a late hour nothing More had come of it. The Rumor spread rapidly through Bakersfield but it was without confirmation and numerous Telephone Calls were received asking concerning it. At a late hour there had been no report of and invasion. Plane cutback order probed Brewster contract cancellation prompts Truman committee investigation of army Navy production flight Cost told Washington Lune 3. Exp a the confusion resulting from the Navy s cancellation of Corsair tighter planes production at Brewster aeronautical corporation today prompted a Truman committee inquiry into cutback pro Grams contemplated by the army and Navy during the next six months. Senator Homer Ferguson a Micha member of the committee directed allies close in on my Jtkina Stilwell men gain Chiao tou outskirts Boulogne by Dean Schedler associated press War editor Allied forces in the Asiatic theater of War Are slashing hard at japanese forces registering gains in Burma and India while american troops on Bink Island in the Southwest Pacific were getting poised for new thrusts at the enemy. Americana and chinese attacking from three sides Are making gains within and outside the North Burma japanese base of my Itkina. Driving from the Northwest one column i gained nearly a mile in the face of at Eastern command j stiff opposition while in the South i Vic 11 it a acc ctr at pm part of the town itself Allied in i Edsia ifs Sira in inched for Vaid 400 Yards. Gic air forces Russia the Allied communique said that june 3. Spa the first Raineri British ,t top Quot filled 700japanese before they withdrew from Cui shuttle raid involving hic a Road Block Between Aung and committee counsel Hugh Fulton to ask the armed serv i ices for a list of their Antici a rated cutbacks and terminations in production for the next six months along with their plans for converting facilities to other War work or civilian production. Ferguson said the circumstances surrounding the Brewster incident prompted his inquiry. The Navy cancellation in that Case came without warning and created consternation among Brewster employees. Company and government sources have now outlined plans for continued employment of Brewester workers at both the Long Island and Johnsville pa., plants. Reduction Hecks Ferguson recalled that the Truman committee. In its third annual report last March advocated checks from time to time to determine whether government procurement agencies were properly anticipating reductions in the War production program and making adequate arrangements for use of facilities released. A i think the Brewster Case Points out a Lack of co ordination among various agencies and proper Amici Uso of bases in Russia opened my Itkina. This brought the claimed ration of cutbacks i Erguson said. Up All Axis Europe include to Al tor he Chin dits t0 at eat. A a i 370<i japanese killed thus far in the that the Navy is spending More ing previous a Blind spots a i Burma Campaign. Than $1000 a minute to keep its to Aerial bombardment today chinese drive planes in the air knocking Down in a drive to make Contact with i enemy fliers bombing enemy bases the allies in the my Itkina sector the chinese High command states 1 that 20,000 american trained chinese on a virtually unlimited scale. The initial attack was completed yesterday when scores of flying fortresses with an escort of i troops were advancing through rain american Mustang and soviet Yak mud and Mist. These chinese troops lighters landed tit newly completed driving from the Salween River area bases Quot somewhere in russian after of Yunnan smashed strongly de raiding rumanian targets selected by the russian command. The Moscow radio reported from a an Ai drome in the soviet Ukraine that flying fortresses attacked targets in Rumania on the shuttle raid Quot leaving bases situated in Italy England or North Africa or All of these it said the Mission was Quot quite successful a that the american airmen were welcomed warmly by the population and that a concert arranged for them was a great Success a red air Force pianos ran interference for the fortresses and their american escort on the inward journey attacking German Aird Romes along the route to keep enemy planes on the ground. Enemy opposition was slight. One bomber was lost and one fighter unaccounted for. Serviced immediately As soon As the big four engined bombers rolled to a halt on soviet soil american and soviet ground crests began servicing and rearming them for their return missions in route to bases in Britain Italy and Africa. A history was made today a a joint russian and american military Mission headed by major general John r. Deane u. S a., said in a formal statement a claiming the raid Quot this is shuttle bombing a bombing continued on Page two fended japanese positions North of the Burma Road. The fighting in this move was bitter. Lieutenant general Joseph a. Stil j Well s communique said chinese j troops in the Salween liver area North of the Burma Road gained i the outskirts of Chiao tou Quot where fierce fighting is now in j japs take Points in their Hunan offensive the Jap i i anese have captured two Strong j Points East of Changten and North \ of Changsha. This places the enemy 22 Miles East of Changten scene of last year s hitter Rice bowl Battle. The japanese took Pingkian 50 j Miles Northeast of Changsha while to the West about too Miles Northwest of Changsha japanese troops seized Ansing and drove southwards to within 9l,> Miles of Seashow where they were stopped. According to a chinese army spokesman the japanese have massed 280,000 troops for their attempt to Cut China in two by taking control of the Canton Hankow rail and moving supplies and men about the world was disclosed today in a compilation of statistics by rear Admiral William Brent Young chief of the Bureau of supplies and accounts Quot Aye Are spending $1,500,000 a Day continued on Page two ranchers held on marijuana charge Sacramento june 3. Up a eight Northern California ranchers today were under Federal grand jury indictment for violations of marijuana tax Laws. The Valley Farmers charged with producing opium poppies without acquiring a Federal License in accordance with the provisions of the opium control act Are Deane a i 11 iams. Biggs Clifford p. Carlin Gridley Herman m. Fortier Harry Mead Joseph Al. Stutz c. L. Schwein. Joseph Krikac and Harry l Peterson All of Butte county. Further hearing on a temporary restraining order filed by Stutz a i 11 iams and Carlin enjoining the Federal Bureau of narcotics from . He pointed out the japanese stroking their poppy crop assert edly have termed 1944 the decisive Yea valued at some $70,000. Was set for and As the allies move nearer Japan i monday by Federal judge Martin i. The enemy will try for a showdown i Welsh after a continuance from May fight where they believe the final i 29. Preliminary hearing on the fed continued on Page two eral charge also was set for monday. Forts liberators smash at germans with 3000 tons bombs London june 3. Exp a the United states eighth air Force stepped up the Tempo of its attacks on the French invasion coast today when flying fortresses and liberators smashed twice within a few hours at German fortifications in the de Calais and Boulogne areas. Lieutenant general James i. Doolittle a heavy bombers led hundreds of Allied planes across the Channel by Daylight today in the Wake of a Strong British night Force which divided Soro tons of explosives among the Frappe rail Junction outside Paris the French coast and the German chemical Center of Leve Kusen. The two attacks on tile stretch of French Shoreline across the narrowest neck of the Channel increased to four the heavy blows struck at that area in some 24 hours. The first was a record or near record assault by 1000 fortresses and liberators yesterday. Nearly 500 United states heavy bombers escorted by a like number of fighters struck in two Waves at the so called rocket coast laying a carpet of explosives on the mysterious a military installations studding the area. Thunderbolt lightning and Mustang fighters accompanied the fortresses and liberators in their second straight Day of assault on the nazi targets 20-Odd Miles from Southeast England. The striking forces flew Over a solid Cloud Blanket and aimed their bombs at special devices. The americans met no German fighters Over the Clouds but some squadrons ran into intense antiaircraft fire including concentrations of ground rockets. Boy 13, tells How it feels to be killer youth held charged with Shotgun deaths of Foster parents a californian Nea telephoto bombs for nazis the germans Are receiving a lot of packages such As this pictured Shower of 2k 100-Pound bombs with the air War from England continuing at a High Pace and shuttle bombing from russian bases putting All nazi Dom within reach of Allied aircraft. Photo shows r 26 marauder medium bomber of United states army ninth air Force releasing bomb loads in midair to blast vital nazi installations in France. Solons denounce wac compulsory labor control Navy planes bomb nazi merchantmen 20.000-ton Convoy left burning after Northern Waters strike aboard a British air Craft Carrier in Northern Waters a delayed a planes from a British naval task Force gliding through norwegian Waters today dive bombed and strafed a Convoy of three German merchantmen aggregating 20.000 tons leaving All smoking and burning furiously. The Aerial strike was made against a Convoy protected by four flak ships heading Down the stad Landet Peninsula Midway Between trondheim and Bergen and presumably Laden with a cargo of ores and fish oils from Narvik. at Stern Avi thin 15 minutes after the first barracudas dived and dumped their bombs the largest merchantman of 10,000 tons was smoking badly and listing at the Stern. Another merchantman of an estimated 5000 tons was at right angles to her original course and making for continued on a nip two opa asks ration overdraft ban legislature to take up Black Market Bill Rome May be mount Castellaccio Falls to u. S. Troops Genzano hammered Allied Headquarters at Naples june 3. troops have smashed through German positions South of Rome at Many places it was announced officially today capturing the fortress towns of Lanu Vio and Rabico in advances to within to Miles of the eternal City. The United nations radio said today that the fifth and eighth armies in Italy had made a Junction on the via Cusimina. Washington. June manpower commissioner Paul v. Mcnutt today gave a luncheon for a congressional group at the Capitol to explain the wac order seeking to place All male nonfarm labor under control of the United states employment service. James c. Penman administrative Index to advertisers Page Abrams or. R. Of. 5 Acme finance company. 6 Amateur boxing. 9 Arvin theater. 6 barn owls. G Beardsley dance. 6 Booths. 0 Bray a. Of. 2 Brock s5 citizen laundry. 5 Culliton John a. 5 Dorsey Jimmy. 6 East Side cleaners. 5 first Baptist Church. 5 first Southern Baptist Church. 5 Flickinger Digier. La Fox Heaters. 6 full gospel Tabernacle. A Granada theater. It Hopson mortuary. Ii i vers furniture. 8 Kern. 8 Kern fish Market. 5 i Granada ballroom. 6 Lim to. 5 Meagher Morris company. 9 Phillips music company. It it Rialto theater. 6 River theater. 6 Union Avenue dance. 6 Union cemetery. 7, la Valley Nursery. 5 Vaught tailoring service. 5 Virginia theater. 6 Yosemite National Park. 5 Elliott attacks Ickes Over Central Valley project Washington. June 3. Up a the controversial question of whether proposed dams in California s Central \ Alley water i eject Are to remain under the control of the Bureau of reclamation or be turned Over to the army corps of engineers today engaged the attention of a Senate Commerce subcommittee following heated Day Long hearings yesterday. Washington june 3. Up a representative Alfred j. Elliott a Calif charged yesterday that Secretary of Interior Harold l. Wickes is Quot trying to inflict socialism on the people of californians Central Valley and Quot ought to be sent to Elliott made his attack before a Senate Commerce subcommittee holding hearings on a Bill which would place flood control projects under the army corps of engineers instead of the Interior department s Bureau of reclamation which had urged that it be allowed to retain control Over Central Valley water project dams. Denounces Bureau Elliott denounced the Bureau As Quot the worst detriment to the state of California that i know he shouted that the Interior department under Ickes for Quot eight Long years had delayed action on the Central Valley project. Elliott said Quot his people were Quot crying out to have the project placed under the corps of engineers instead of the reclamation Bureau. Carter opposes state senator Oliver j. Carter of Shasta county calif., testified in opposition to a proposed dam at table Mountain on Ute Sacramento River. He recommended that flood control projects be constructed on tributaries of the Sacramento below the Shasta dam in order to avoid flooding Rich agricultural lands Back of the proposed table Mountain site. Carter said the table Mountain dam if built would flood out an area which produces $1,633,750 Worth of crops annually with a population of 4500. He said he agreed with the Bureau of reclamation that the project should be Quot deferred at present and said that while he disagreed with the Bureau on some things he Felt that it possessed Quot the Best and completes integrated plan for bringing water and conservation benefits to the people of California. Hillsboro mo., june 3. Up Frank Raymond de Ford is 13 years old. His face is freckled and his eyes Are blight. Barefooted and dressed in a wrinkled Blue shirt and Brown trousers. Frank sat in a jail cell today and told How it feels to be a confessed killer like he read about in Story books. He was held by juvenile authorities for the Shotgun slaying last monday of mrs. Gertrude Kley his Foster Mother and the serious wounding of her husband kindly but Stern Andrew Kley Farmers. Quot i Don t said the boy. Quot i Don t know Why i did he did t like to work on the farm he said except to tinker with tractors and automobiles. Quot i wanted to he a Mechanic. I wanted to go to Trade school but i guess that a out he said. They made me work hard a said Frank. Quot but i Don t really mind working. I like to work. I helped plow and milk and carry water. I did no to like carrying water. That s what i had to do the most the boy had been living with the keys on their farm. 27 Miles from St. Louis since july of last year. He was a Ward of the St. Louis children s Aid society after being taken from his Mother mrs. Mabel May Anderson Beck a Yeai ago because of parental neglect. Last monday he took from his room the 12-gauge double barrelled Shotgun with which he had been allowed to Hunt squirrels. With it he took five shells. First he went to the Chicken House where mrs. Kley was working and killed her with one shot. Then he shot at Kley. But succeeded Only in wounding him severely. Quot i thought it would help me get to see my Mother a he said solemnly. Quot i wanted to get away from there. I asked them to let me go Mit they would t let me. Pay Salmon losses Washington. June 2. A a the government paid $122,500 to Salmon fishermen As indemnity for losses suffered during 1942 As a result of i the Navy ordering the boats Home from their customary fishing grounds it was disclosed today. R reds smash nazi infantry attacks enemy suffers heavy losses in thrust in Iasi area Moscow. Juno 3. It up it a red army troops smashed a series of Strong German infantry and tank attacks in the Iasi area of the rumanian front and took a heavy toll of enemy men and material although a communique acknowledged today that the germans had driven a slight but unimportant wedge into the russian lines. The penetration of the soviet positions Northwest of the ancient rumanian City was the second in four Days but the russians said the germans suffered a a heavy losses in carrying out the thrust. Quot the approaches to our positions were littered with enemy dead a the communique said. A in one sector alone 900 Hitler ites were killed and seven tanks and three self propelled guns using Strong forces of tanks and infantry the germans breached the russian lined yesterday afternoon after being completely routed by heavy soviet fire North of Iasi earlier in the Day. Beside inflicting the heavy casualties on the nazi forces the russians also captured a considerable number of enemy troops during the two engagements. Plas yugoslavs take Pec London june 3. Up marshal Tito announced today that a general pre invasion offensive had been launched against weakened German garrisons throughout Yugoslavia and partisan Headquarters reported the capture of an enemy stronghold at pee in Slovenia. 2h Miles North of the albanian Border. Denies police payoff Fresno june 3. <.p mayor a. S. Ley Mel backed by police chief Raymond Wallace today declared that he doubted that there was any police payoff to permit organized prostitution in Fresno despite Federal Security administration agents reports to the contrary and said he would rather see the May aet imposed than to adopted the program suggested by the Fra. Wilkinson is Kather uis Angeles. June 3. <u.p a three Days ire Tore the beginning of his military court martial on a charge of bigamy and several charges of rape Captain Morrison j. Wilkinson former flying Tiger was revealed to have become the father of a daughter born to his allegedly Biga Mously wedded wife. Pensive Defeated new York june 3. Up a bounding Home an outsider today Defeated pensive Kentucky Derby and Preakness Winner by a half length in the $50,Hoo added Belmont stakes. Consultant to Mcnutt. Told newsmen the purpose of the luncheon which in culled a a a Chicken dinner Quot a was Quot just to talk tilings Over about manpower senator Kenneth s Wherry neb Republican Senate whip said he was attempting to Quot find out what this Mcnutt order is All Quot it looks to me a Wherry added Quot that it s As illegal As the Montgomery Ward seizure that Mcnutt has no Legal grounds to stand senator Edwin it Johnston a Coloa hitter opponent of National service legislation expressed the opinion that he was invited because Quot they Are trying to convert the the few congressmen who have expressed themselves so far have been critical. Representative j. Miller a Conn wasted no time in denouncing the program holding that it puts into effect a National labor draft without Sanction of Congress. Questions necessity senator c. Walgren . A member of the Truman committee said he doubted if such action was necessary and wondered if Quot Congress will stand for Austin s comment was noncommittal. He said the older demonstrated the necessity that something be done on the manpower there has been no labor reaction As yet to the program which Mcnutt announced yesterday would be put in effect Quot not later than july labor organizations have expressed themselves As unequivocally opposed to a labor draft As such. The program setting up Semi compulsory control Over All male workers 17 years of age and Over will require All employers except banners to hire Only men referred to them by the United states employment service or other Quot employment continued on in age two Sacramento june 3. »u.p a opa officials Are urging a broadening of a proposed anti Black Market Law to be considered at a special session of the legislature next week to include a state ban on overdrafts of ration Bank accounts by food dealers and other regulation violations. The attorney general a office disclosed today. The Black Market act suggested by governor Earl Warren in his Call for the special session would mention Only dealing in rationed goods without Stamps and counterfeiting or using counterfeited ration Stamps. I As subjects for state action. Meanwhile three interim legislative committees were holding a joint pre session meeting Here today to put i finishing touches on a postwar i building program involving $4,500,000 appropriation for building Sites the Transfer of around $40,000,000 of the state surplus to a construction re i serve and other items. A joint interim tax committee will meet tomorrow to look Over the draft of a Bill which would boost As illegal i state contributions to the teachers retirement system by about $12,000,-000 a year to put the system on around financial basis. Confers on aet Deputy attorney general Charles Johnson said that Ben Dunaway san Francisco regional attorney had conferred with him on tile proposed Black Market Law which is to he introduced in the legislature by assemblyman Walter j. Fourt a Ven Turu. Dunaway. Johnson said urged that tile Law make state crimes of Selling goods above Price ceilings buying and Selling rationed goods without ration Stamps and Over drawing on ration Bank accounts. The opa is Quot pressing for the latter two Points and merely proposed the Price ceiling measure a Johnson sail lie was informed. Johnson said there was a possibility the measure might reach the Assembly door As merely a prohibition against forging or counterfeiting ration Stamps or Hooks and continued on pave two at Allied Headquarters Naples june 3. Exp the fifth army by passed the beleaguered fortress of Lanu Vio in a lighting Advance up the App Ian Way to the j outskirts of Genzano today and the Allied command replies to Pope Pius with a pledge to spare Rome from Battle unless the germans defend in american artillery pounded Gen Zano la Miles Southeast of Rome and Halfway Between newly cup capital said free City London june 3. Of a a Berlin broadcast today quoted a foreign office spokes Nan As saying that Rome is free from German armed forces. The broadcast was recorded by Reuters. The broadcast said the statement was made in connection with the Popes plea not to destroy Rome and quoted the spokesman As saying a on the German Side everything has berm done for months to preserve Rome from such a Fate. Rome today can be regarded As a City free from armed the Allied command in Italy declared today that Quot the allies have Only taken and will Only take military action against Rome in so far As the germans use the City railways and roads for their military purposes. Quot if the germans choose to defend Rome tile allies will be obliged to take appropriate military measures to eject them a the Allied statement declared. Russian u. S. Collaboration to give peace Wallace says turn Velletri and the papal summer Home at a Astel Gandolfo in preparation for imminent assault. German Small arms fire from Geu Zano was diminishing but heavy guns Emp laced in the Alban Hills above hurled rolling barrages on the App Ian Way. Mount Castellaccio go Miles North of Velletri. Fell to american troops driving through the Alban Hills Between the Apo Dan Way and the \ a Vasilina. American forces at Val Montone. To Miles Northeast of Velletri struck out West along the via Cusimina the other main Road toward Rome against fierce enemy opposition. Another american column rolled Southeast from Val Montone along continued on Page two War Council asks fire control officer London june 3. Or a vice j president Henry a. Wallace in a russian language address at Irkutsk Siberia thursday said Tho postwar collaboration of the soviet Union and i tile United states will a give the world conditions of peace and Reg a i Lar development a radio Moscow said today. The broadcast was the first report that Wallace had arrived in Russia on his journey from the United states to China. Radio Moscow said i he spoke at a regional theater to a meeting of the intelligentsia and i town representatives. A now. When the Early Dawn of i the postwar world is beginning slowly to Rise on the horizon it be a comes quite Clear that Only com i plete collaboration of our two great j countries and of their allies can give the world conditions of peace and regular Wallace said j according to the broadcast. Quot no countries Are so alike As the soviet Union and the United states of America. The enormous spaces of your country its great forests wide Rivers and big lakes and All types of climate from tropical to Polar its great natural resources remind me of my fatherland. Quot the history of the heroic people of Siberia reminds me of the history of the far West of the United states. The pioneers of oui two countries in the Gigantic Battle against nature under difficult conditions went Ever Forward and built new towns and villages new Industry and new life for the welfare of Titis fatherland and the whole of humanity. Quot in the great work of postwar reconstruction it will be essential that. In the interests of the whole world the important role of the Northwestern part of the United states of Canada Alaska and soviet Siberia should be recognized. Quot these enormous sparsely settled territories were conquered in our time by air planes. Now they need to be developed both in their agricultural Economy and their Wallace praised the part played by Siberia in supplying the red army asserting that it was Quot a new and Well filled Arsenal which is essential to the red army in its struggle against a hated and Strong june 3. Up a the state War Council wound up a Daylong session late yesterday with a decision to ask the legislature when it convenes in special session Here monday to provide in a revised War Powers act for appointment of a fire control officer and Law enforcement officer. The proposed amendments make the appointments mandatory. Some i members of the Council had argued that the posts should be filled at the discretion of the governor. The offices of director of civilian defense civilian Protection and civilian War services will la abolished if the legislature enacts the Council s f proposals and combined in the duties of the War Council director. The governor will have the Power under the new act. To proclaim a state of emergency in the event of air raids sabotage and riot As Well As in the a ent of earthquakes or other natural disasters. Quot riot was added by yesterday s Council action. The action of the Council contemplates elimination of la regional defense directorships. Authority under which City and county government units May organize and operate War or disaster councils is continued but the office of Quot commander of such councils is eliminated. \

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