The Iola Register from Iola, Kansas on December 23, 1944 · Page 8
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The Iola Register from Iola, Kansas · Page 8

Iola, Kansas
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PAGE EIGHT THE TOLA REGISTER, PAfTURDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 23, 1944. + + + The WiR TODAY + + + z: Reconversion Comes to California BY DEWITT MACKENZIE • Those seeking e.xprrt opinion in possibilities of the German coun- • teroffensive land who Isn't) should• n't .overlook that both Secretary ci ' Wai- Stimson and Supreme Commander Eisenhower believe the Hit­ lerites may have eiven the AIII ls ' the; chance to administer a far• reaching defeat ilie way General Ike puts it in his historic order of the day to his tioops is that "by rushing out from his fixed defenses the enemy may five \is the chance to turn his gam- 1'16 :into his worst defeat." Colonel Stirtson sav.s that If the Gernwn drive fails, it definitely will shorten the jwr.r. r TTie cnlancl iwscs his view, as lie totd a pre.s.s ronffrfiico. on tht German offen-slves In 1918 towards the entl'ol World War T His recollections of these momentous ' drives, which all but won the conflict for the Reich, are from first hand experience, for he was in the thick of the show. "'I was there when they drove almost to the channel," says the secretory. "Again almost to Armcn-1 lieres. Again when thfy drove to tt^e • Marile. I remember how we felt--; as il they vould never stop. And then I remember how, suddenly on the. I8th of July, wc bit Into the ] Geinjan salient and it shriveled up; liked balloon. And I remember how in. what seemed a very short time aftqr; the surrender came! - j [ Probably there are few world war, veterans who haven't had tt^e same thought in mind, not as wishful thiilkins; but as a military.^ possibility: Certainly, there's a .^trikinp- • .>;imilarity between the kaiser's never- to-be-forgoUen attempt and th -3 :Hit!erian effort thus far. So let's • take a quick look at the 1918 drive—; not-at all the phases but just the •initial onslaught against thp Brit-: ish front across the Somme Had that first rus'n succeeded—J-and it' came mishty close to it, as I should know who was in its path—the i kai.ser' would have had the War in | a sack. With cancellation of some war contracts, many small plants in Califqrn;? have started partial reconversion to manufacture of postwar civilian products. At left, ab^ve. fruit ]uice pressers, one of the first aluminum items okayed by WPB. are shown being made, ;at the Monterey. Park ProducU Co., Monterey Park. At right, metal golf bag car's are shown being made at the Boardman Precision Mfi?. Co.. a: Alhambra, Calil. These and oiher peacetime Iimplements have, been made as "fill-in" items since cancellation of war contracts ISSt spring. 'Walking Cases" Move On to Make Way for Wounded in Yank Hospital BY HAL BOYLE In Belgium Village, Dec. 19. (De- He was a medical officer, and there was no one else in the room. layed). (AP).—Over hills crowned ^ but a neat nurse—a young lieiiten- with gray patches of tired snow anJ; ant with brown hair and disturbing rustling green cedar trees came the • hazel eyes. faint boom of German guns. I They were sitting on cots. check- In the morning the .sound wiis no ; ing patients' charts. But the pri- louder than the soft thud of a fall-itients themsehes were gone. Tliey ing snowfall, but as the day wore on ' all had been "walking cases"—p.i- it became louder. It beat irregularly tients able to move on to the con­ like a weary heart. It grew louder, valescent hospitals in the rear. Then, although it still was miles Only a few moments before, they away, it became so loud that win- '. had hurriedly bundled together dows rattled faintly in the long, ; shaving kits and toilet articles and white-walled hospital room and the • left. They had taicen their jangled The Germans began their drive tmdbr Geenra! Ludendorfl on March 21, striking or a lifty mile front ''about the .same as now) along the British line and precipitating the great, engagement of the war. "Then as today. Ihe Germans flung into tlieir effort -aU their resources, but the kai.-;er was better off than the Hitlerites, ior Russia was fin- i.shed and 1". p didn't have to worry Ulxi'Jt his eastern frort. LudendorfT concentrated his army — thvee times the size of the ^Biitish—bv movinc troops at iilBhi, and then struck under cloak of a pcn-^oup foi;. ' l,uxlen('nr(T .quickly smashed the BriliVh linr? on the front of the Piftli .Trmy under Sir Hubert, Gough (ind forced it to retire to fresh positions.- <Gounh was replaced later.) Then Ijepan the historic drive on Amien.s, when the Gern-.ans poured down the Somme valley like a flood through a broken dyke. - Field Marshal Haig issued his ta- mous "backs to the wall" order to Ms stiiggoring but still dogged Irooiis. At the height of the cri.sis a brigadier named Carey scraped together a non-de.script little force of cooks and what-not — including American army ei-.gir.eers—and prevented a ,?lean break-through. That was the beginning of the end of rht kaiser's great effort. This brings us up to speculation about pre.sent possibilities. The military experts of 1918 said that if the kaiser failed in his offensive it would mean t hat he had lost the war. 'Well, he failed, and his failure involved such a huge loss of men and materiel that he never recovered. What the Hitlerites may achi-jve remains to be dcmon.=itrateQ major looked up from his task. Humboldt Grid Squad Banquet nerves, upset stomachs, clogged bronchial tubes and infected throats further back—out of the fighting zone. They were sick men who had given up their neat beds for wounded men who would mark them with blood. "We first get out of the way before they start bringing them in," said the major, nodding toward a .small stack of patients' charts needing final notations. "Yes," said the, arranging; (Speciil tu 'Vhf Kflciator) Humboldt. Dec. 23.—The annual football, boys banquet was served Thursday night, at Hotel Brill, and included the football squad, fathers , . . „ „ of the boys, former players on the i them with the swift skill of one who Humboldt team, and football fans. : had done this same task a hundred Covers were laid for 65. Curtis Ho- times. gall, Co-Captain, and star on the | "We won't keep any patient.>i here dogeaicd: pnci' football team this season was mas- 1 from now on except those too des- two-bit detective novel—left by a ter of ceremonies. Marion Manion ' perately wounded to be moved." ^ man whff; never would see-the next gave a brief review of the activities ; .'aid the major explaining what man to read if. of the team during the past .sea'-on. would be made of this quiet room; ' Everythiiig i.s ready—we should mentioning that the Cubs held third 1 which war had turned from a Bel- start getting them soon." said the place in the Neosho Valley league' gian schoolroom into a hospital major. * ward. "Yes." jiaid the nurse quietly. "We'll be plenty busy wnen they American,"^ and German guns start to.;arrlve. ; "You ipow, the Germans already have overrun two of our hospitals. In thesfirst one we got our patients a'fid our own people out all right bui we lost all of our equipment— yes. all of our equipment." The Tjiajor—a mlddleaged man with a reddish moustache-^repeated that last phrase You could tell how much it Jiurt him for all those thousands of yards of white bandages, those chests of precious medicines, those .shining scalpt-ls of .sharp, .scarce r-itecl, to fall into enemy hands. < "We ifon't know whEJt happened to the .second hospital the Germans took." fcjid the major. "So far no one ha.'^^'come back. We just don't know y'jS.". . The rrfajor knew that some medics Inad feeen in that line ofi 150 men which one German armored column had ordered into a field and machineRunned. There was- no fear in his e^es nor in the eyes of the nurse. :^t they both knew that if the Germans broke through to this village there .would be no e.scape for thert. They couldn't leave the '.wounded men who would die without their sare. The m^jor looked down the room as he fimshed the^, chart. Blankets were*, folded neatly on ' waiting cots From one pillow -stuck the of a broken-backed, I FOOTBALL SCORES I (By the Associated Press) College: Colorado 64. Missouri 43. Minnesota 55, Nebraska 54. Kansas 63. Kansas State 40. Great Lakes 60, Purdue 47. Port Leavenworth (Kas.) Flyers 49, Olathe Naval Air Base -Clippers 40.. ANTS FLAVORED SALAD \ West Coast American Indians, to' flavor their "miner's lettuce," placed the plani near a of red ants. | The salad acquired a vinegar ta-ste | from the formic acid left by the | ants runhing over the leaves ' at the end of the sea.son. Each player on the team was Introduced by Coach Sellman, who gave his position and told what had been accomplished through the individual player. At this time. Curtis Hogan introduced E. N. Hill, superintendent of schools, and he in turn introduced the speaker of the evening. Col. Joseph B. Crawford, former star on the Cubs team, and veteran ol four campaigns in the present war. In introducing Col. Crawford Mr. Hill mentioned .some of the things which Col. Crawford did when he was hitting the line for the Cubs. He was a member of the squad of 1926 \*hen the Cubs were undefeated, he holds two football letters, and was awarded a letter in track in his senior year. Col. Crawford's talk was a com- | parative speech, in which he compared football to everyday living. "As you play football, so will you conduct yourself in our everyday living after football is long in the past." he said. He compared it to the campaigns of war. and said, "You must go in with the determination to win. You must march until you can't march any longer, and then keep on marching." He said the cheering section was just as important as the actual playing, and that we must cheer the team when it is losing just the same as we do when it is winning. "And in that," he said, "it is again like the campaigns of war. For the people back home are the ones In the cheering section, and a cheering section is necessary for the soldier who is hitting the line ovpr there." How much we cheer, is the way we "back i 'em up" with supplies and necessary \ equipment, along with the letters | and other builders of morale for the ' .soldier. Christmas Dance MONDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 25 ARMORY BUILDING I^iverside Park Music by-Charles Frantz and His KNIGHTS OF JIVE , Sponsored by the KANSASSTATE GUARD 9:30p-. m. to 12:30p. m. Admis.sion:.xGentlemen ?1.00, Ladie.s 50c Merry Christmas WHERE LOVE RULES AU WOMEN.. AND A WOMAN RULES ALL MEN I Reckless adventure! Tropic Temptations! Pagan Excitements! oil that you desire in Zkeir fewest Fagan Sensation in Ejolie TECHNICOLORI MARIA MONTEZ JOMHAIL SABU PLUS SECOND FEATURE, "HI, JSFEIGHBOR' SUNDAY, MONDAY, TUESDAY ENDS TODAY—"This is the Life' and "Marked Traib" PIC bootned in dit,tant hills—and the bedri were waltlog. BATTING AV^^GE Cheyenne, Wye, Dec. 23. (AP)-;The Fort Fi-anfis E. Warren SentJj nel makes this .baseball prediction: "There'll sooij be a drop In the Ton Bataan average." T Two Men Die in Fire In Oklahoma City Oklahoma City, Dec. 23. (AP)— An early morning fire today resulted in the death of two pien and partiaUy destroyed the P. ^. Woolworth store here. • Our Christfhas Message— We know that we have a Job here at home to do. Wc Jry to give you all the entertainment, you need*-to provide >v>" clean and Wholesome pictures that help make ,/ou forget your personal worries—for a short time at any rate. We feel that t^is Is our duty and we take pride Ih doing It. We trjf to provide consistei?tly good programs at both theatefs. All the pictures r^eased show here quite soon after they are released. Your theater is the natural place go when you feel the need for some outlet for your emotions, therefore, we feel it our duty to bring you air types of pictures that you may obtain all type.s of entortalnment. Our sti'ifl pledges to give you'all the service possible and to mak^ this Christmas a MeVry one. We sincerely hope that yciu will continue to m&ke the theater your chief entertainment medium throughout the coming ycar.s. Signed, NANCY I'OWELL MARTHA' SMITH VIRGINLA JOHNSON DON POTTER BOB KETiEK EUGENE GELPHMAN IRVIN GmGG JOHN WILLIAMS BARBARA ILES WANDA POPE COLLEEN YARTON ROE SPENCER GEORGE CHARD CHAS. SHEPHERD ' BUS GARNER MINNIE GELPHMAN, Asst. Mgr. WARREN J. LOY, Manager of FOX UITOWN AND lOLA THEATRES lOLA, KANSAS "Jimmy just made sure that Santa Claus wouldn't miss the house!" I Q 2^ ^ gtarts Tomorrow HEY PEOPLE/ look. it< me HOPE.inTtchmcolor.with beautiful babes andtiopioal isUnds and pirafef 4nd beautiful babes and ittasure and beautiful babes and adventune and beautiful... Oh!! Afi9terGOLDWYK! SAMUEIGOLDWYN BOB HOPE PRiNCESSandlhePi VIRGINIA MAYO mmnsm • wALmBREm -vKroRHcUGLEK COWt IW* »Y WEA SIRVICI. INC. T. M. REC. U. S. fAT. Off. /7.-2X 'Don't worry, she's only dressed up like thai she hasn't got the shape to be modern!" OMed by DAVID BilTliR Screen ?Iay by Don HortaioA, M«fvni« S)^«lion csnd £ver«tl Fr««mon lelniad ftnwoli PKO 8A0IO hCTUJES. INC. KW-TiiitlritiMtii ' Complete Shows Sunday at 1:0^ 2:35, 4:50, 7:05 and 9:20 MaMnee Monliay * Doors Open at 3:00; Complete Shows at 3:20, ; 4:50, 7:05 and 9:20 ENDi5 TONIIE * SPENCER TRACY in "THE SEVENTH CROSS'' Shopi at 7:2ti and 10:50, Plus Freevue * Brenda Marshall in "YOy CAN'T ESCAJfrE FOREVER" * Shown at 9:15 Only. I^P^OWN starts Tomorrow MIRACLE'-IIANJRESTON STUR6ES • Wifl^m Demorest PRESTM SniR6E$ Shown B4 >th Sunday and Monday at 3:05, 6:25 and 9:45 Plus * M. G. M.'s Greatest Story of Our Navy FUers Cewt. 1944 BY MtA SCTVICE. WC. T, M. Pia U. «• PAT. Off "Your mother tells me she caufjht you smokinj;. and it win easier for you if you'll tell me where you ^ol the cigarets'" FU6HT COMMAND Starring WALTER PIDGEON * ROBERT TAYLOR RUTH HUSSEY ^hown Sunday at 1:05, 4:30, and 8:00 Shown Monday at 4:30 and^8;00 Only ENDS TONIGUT—Vera Ealston in "Storm Over Lisbon" • Shown tX 8:20 and 11:00; Also Allan Lane in "Stagecoach to Monterey" • Shown at 7:15 and 9:50 "Don't buy your lather iinylliin^ expensive—if he grumbles we'll say we renu 'iiUKTe*! his lectures about innalion and the national- debt!"

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