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PAGE. FOUR THl lOLA REGISTER 1862- -CHARLES F. 8C0TT- • AXGELO SCOTT, Poblieher. F.ntcrixl at the lolii. Kansaii, Pout .OHica as Sf^cond CI DSS Matter. - Ti'loiilmni' ; , IB ;l'rtv:il<j Unymh Kxi !li:ini ;e Connecling All neportments.) ; SrBSOIill-TlON KATES Oiiisiili' Allwi linil Ailjoining Countios Or.,- V .-.ir ;....*0.00 Siv .\n ."ilm ,.......»il.lKt 'J hn>)! .\liMilli-i .....?1.7S Miiiill.' TC T fii AlU 'll imil Adjnining Countiex .)„,. v ,.,.r ; -....JS.OO. Mx .\I6nlli> ,..,»2.S0 'rhn'i> Mmilh* ;...1>1.50 Montli .Che In Knrisaii add STr tax to abo ^e raten. M KM (IKK A.'^HOCTATKI) PRE^S Till- Kfici«lor nirrics the A»KOci«t»d Prc«« r.'p'.ri - I PV «|icrinl Icnicwl wire. The A RSO-! . I'ri'^y i "c( liisivt'ly entitled to liso {,11- rriiiil.li. Miiioi nl all 7)invH ilispafhwi (•t..r|j(.-i t') it "f ii'it nllicrwiFc rrtMlitnd in this ip.i'i cT .iiiil ahr> the local ni 'Ws jir.l- li.li.il li.Ti'lii. AM riithls of rpptibliciition iif' Fpiw-ifil disp;it<'lio« herein arc also rpsprved. mblf Thought for Today >Ve may forget the poor, but God does liot. We are God's trustees: I will .sati-sfy her poor with bread.— Ps. 132:15. NOT SO HOT AFTER ALL Before December 7, 1941, Americans generally held Japanese mili- (ar.\' 1)0 wer in some contempt—at icasi in comparisQn to our own. We •.vfix convinced that we could out- t)',Kjt them and out-fight them ( u .l.infi. sea, or in the air. We fell ihat-one American ought to bu '.)«' pqual of at least three Japs ;:iiy\viieip and under any cqndl- tiiin .s. Af; er Pearl Harbor, we discovered that while one American might be t lie equal of three Japs, iie was not tile it'qual of ten or twenty. We discoverfed that superior fighting abUily i,s of no particular account if you linve npthing to fight with. Tlitse discoveries were salted down v.ii^i the bitter taste of a solid year of straight defeats. During^ that year, just about every military Writer in the country took hi.s i)cn in hand to explain, as a fnihcr 10 a child, that Americans h :i (i made a fatal mistake in under- i \stimatlnfj the military ability of till' Japanese, that they were fierce and .skilled fighters, and that we nci i;In't ihlnk we could Whip them one hand tied behind our backs. No I 'liciny nation over got such a liulU'l-ui) in the American press as : did I'lic Japanese during 1942. ] • • * Well ... I just noticed the final cn.'iialfy licures on the Leyte ba;ttle. Jap .kilk'd,. 112,728. Jap prisoners, •in:i. American killed, 2,623, Americ:an niLssihg, 172. ' D» thc^e figures controvert our original pre -Pearl Harbor estimate, however cocky, that one American was the equal of three J^ps? ft iny arithmetic is not faulty, one • Amei'ican on Leyte was equal to about 44 Japs. No. We may have underesti- snati-d Japanese perfidy. We certainly underestimated Japanese ambition and daring. But I see nothing- in the record since Guadal- -ranol to indicate that the Amerifcan as a "f !'4htinK man is one whit less suiiorior to the Jap than we always thought. Pl'i-nty af bitter fighting remains to bp done. The end won't come .soon for reasons of a 7,000-mile supply route and the incident that ijappen also to be carrying on /onu'ihlng of a war with Germany .it tlie same time. ' But you "may be sui-e that whenever and wherever they meet on Vqua5 termis. the American fighting man.will wjiip the pants off of any "ounch of Jap monkeys that are i'\cr put against him. niETS ANB SOLDIERS In; surveys of the phy.slcal con- (iltion-of oiir armed forces it might seem that too much attention has tKM >n iJiiid the boys who were turned (tnvii.. The record Isn't too good, iw br .'uu-p, but it cannot be denied iliat a lot of hiLsky youngsters |5:i ..s(>(l tiieir physicals and became ijiaitiiificcnt .soldiej -s and .sailors and fivers. To have listened to long-faced predictions during the 30's, one would not have believed that this could be passible. We are assured th.ii the younger generation ttras headed for an early grave and ihe devil^ Tliey were a pale, flabby bunch, we Were told—ai bunch' of jitterbugs and gold-fish swallowers. Its too bad that it took a war to prove the long-faced prophets wrong. But wrong they were, and •for several apparent reasons. One .surely is the fact that the advance of medical science has not only Increased our. Ufe expectancy from i9M in mo to almost 65 today, but has toned up America's health in fhe process. j Another reason is that, though we niay not be producing as many colorful Ctobbs, Ruths, Tildens and DemiMcys as we did, a lot more youngsters are taking part in su- pervL -ied athletics than in former years^ A third reason, perhaps the biggest, Js that we Americans are eating, better than we used to. The facts to back up that assertion ctune from Hatvey A. Baum, who heads the organization that buys produce fbr a big food store chain. Mr. Baum has raked over 44 years of dinner-table statistics and come up with some InterestUig hiformation. He finds that the average American eats 10 per cent more food than he did in 1900, gets more good out of it, and tends to keep a trimmer waistline'than he did at the turn of the century. In the interim we have cut down on some staple starch and "bulk" foods as much as 45 per cent. At the same time use of protective fruits ond vegetables has come up 35 per cent. Beans, peas, and nuts have taken a big jump—84 per cent. Egg consumption has increased 21 per cent; sugar and .syrups, 13 per cent; tea, coffee and spice.s, 37 per cent. Other increases are in meat, poultry, fish and dairy products. Use of butter and other fats and oils has stayed about the same. We may laugh at spinach and turn up our noses at the soy bean, but the above figures can scarcely be disregarded when we learn that today's average soldier or sailor Is 68.11 hiches tall, as against 67.49 inches for the 1917-18 service man, and that his average 150.76 pounds top the World War I doughboy's average weight by 9.22 pounds. We may wax nostalgic over grandma's salt pork dinners and pie for breakfast. But we shall probably have to admit that if grandma had lived and cooked in this day of better transportation and better nutritional knowledge, she would have been delighted to serve fresh peas and lettuce the year round. TH&IOI^ REGISTISR, TUESDAY, EVSNIN4j >E <3aOEli^^^^ 1944. - ^ lOLA, KANSAS All Dressed Up and N0 Place to Go, I 25 YEARS AfiO ! Itemn From The R(^etst«r December 26, 1919. • Mr. and Mrs. M. L. McKinney of Sterling Heights entertained at a two o'clock dinner in honor of Mrs. Mary Copenlng and children. The house was beautifully decorated with ferns, holly and poin.settias. Miss Mary and Esther Redmond, Eula Goss and Etolia Copenlng a.s- slsted Mrs. McKlnncy In serving a delicious seven course dinner, during which Vlctrola music was enjoyed. Those present were Mr. and Mis. J. P. Copenlng and family, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Copenlng and family, Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Copenlng and family, Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Ivy, Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Goss and family. Mr. and Mrs. Marlon Copening and son Robert, Mr. and Mrs. LaForge of Chanute, and Mr. and Mrs. John Likins of Springfield, Mo. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Sifers and two children and Mr. Earl Sifens of Kansas City are the guest.s of Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Sifers. New York, Federal agents, health authorities and police in many cities in the East were stirred into action today against traffic in "whiskey" made from wood alco'nol. foUowmg the wage of death and blindne.ss from this cau.se. In Ma-ssachii.setls and Conneoticut alone the list of victims of "Christmas cheer" total­ led at lea.st 41 early today. Mr. and Mr.s. H. Ulrich. Mrs. Sylvia Coman and little daughter, Betty Jane, Mr. and Mrs. R. V. Holing, Mrs. Lydia Davis, Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Weaver. Mr. and Mrs. Benn Venn, Billy Butram. Edwin Venn and Billy Venn surprised Mrs. Venn Saturday nisht. Tire evening was spent ,with cards and games. At the close of the evening light refreshments were served. Miss Mary Anderson has gone to Des Moines, Iowa, to attend tlie Students Volunteer Convention a.s a representative of the K. U. YWCA. JAVA'S SUGAR Java's 500.000 acres of sugar cane produce nearly 3.000,000 metric tons of sugar annually, and it is second only to Cuba in world sugar production. Dates Princess Sgt. James J. Kaporis, above, on duty with the 7th Army in the principality of Monaco, met an attractive blond and, Yank-like, promptly "dated" her. When he went to the address she gave him, he discovered that it was the Royal Palace of Monaco, and that his "date" was Antoinette, princess of Monaco. "She turned out to be a swell date," Sgt. Kaporis reported, adding that his royal partner picked up American dance steps in no time, LAHARPE, Dec. 26—Miss Rose Marie Ditto and Frank H. Ditto of Berwyn, 111., a suburb of Chicago, were the guests of theh: grandparents. Rev. and Mrs. Prank S. Ditto last week. They left Friday morning for Oklahoma City for further visiting before returning to their home. Miss Frances Wilson, of Tulsa came to spend the holidays with her .parents. Mi-, and Mrs. Prank Wilson. She accompanied her aunt, I Mrs, C. H. Shacklett and family from Nowata, Okla., on Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Mllford Langley of lola, spent Christmas day with their parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Je.ss Brown, south of LnHurpe. Mr.'and Mrs. Robert Skelton, .south of town spent ChrLstmas day with Grandma Tj-owhrldge und family of lola. Joan Wyte of Kansas City, came Saturday to spend the holidays with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Shaughnessy. Mrs. Wm. Campbell of lola and daughter Myrtle, of Springfield, 111., and son Harold, of Wichita, were in LaHarpe Simday, calling on friends. I Miss Julia Lott came last Friday from Kansas City to spend the holidays with her brothers, Harold, I Howard and Wayman Lott, return' ing to Kansas City Christmas day. Herbert Peterson, son of Postmaster and Mrs. Peterson, came from Lawrence Saturday to spend the holidays with his piirents. ! Mrs. Margaret Wilson of Holy- lood, Kas., Miss Ruth Mcintosh of Peabody, Mrs. Eleanor Aiken of Gossel.Kans., and Mi-s. Grant Mc; Intosh of Rozel, Kans., are spend' ing the Christmas holidays with their parents. Rev. and Mrs. Mcintosh and brother Larry and sister, Martha. ; Mr. and Mrs. Louis Richardson received Christmas greetings by ; telephone from their son Don and : wife of Lubbock. Texas, who were unable to come home for the holidays. Mr. and Mrs. Richardson's ' daughter. Mrs. Morton Sherman ! and Mr. Sherman and children, ! Patty and Jerry, came from Tulsa Saturday evening to spend the holi- i ciays with them. i Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bu-kes of Wlch- ! ita, and Mr. and Mrs. Leo Birkes and family of Plalnview are spending the Christmas holidays with their mother, Mrs. Daisy Birkes. Mrs. Minnie Becannon went to Bronson Sunday to spend Christmas with her sister, Mrs. J. P. Rogers and family. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Cory were guests of the . Rogers family also. Mrs. Margaret Ransom went to Ottawa, Kans., last week. Her son, Clarence and family of Ottawa, ! came to visit and Mrs. Ransom accompanied them home. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Lsaac ond family of Klncaid, Mr. and Mrs. WillLs Page and son Dean, Miss Bertha Fitzpatrlck and Mr. W. H. Miller of lola were dinner guests of deputy sheriff, John Page and Mrs. Page Clirlstmas day. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Grobe and children Sammy and Marianna of Parsons, came Sunday to spend the holi^days with Mrs. Grobe's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Moore. Miss Catherme Mitchell of Wichita, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Mitchell over Christmas. Mrs. Jack Herring went to Texas to be with her husband who is in the service. Miss Daisy Howard, mtisic teacher of the high school, returned to her home at Independence for the holidays and Miss Grace Ryan, commerce teacher left for her home Friday evening at Ft. Scott. The Christmas pageant presented at Oommimlty Hall Friday evening was enjoyed by a large and appreciative audience and Miss Howard and Miss Ryen are given a vote of thanks for their untiring efforts in making it a success. Mrs. Truman Moore and children spent Christmas with Mrs. Moore's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Truster. Mr. and Mrs. Willie Shorter spent the holiday with Mr. Shorter's mother, Mrs. John Shorter. S. 1-c Hairy (Dock) WUswi. arrived home from Parragut, Idaho, to spend the hoUdays with his mother, Mrs. Wm. Shaughnessy and sUter Betty, and other relatives. i. stkvicg INC T tA. yiQ u s. PAT, off 'He savs lii.s i'ccl need a bathl" yX^0n 9 'We're a coiii>ic of process servers cjilling oil the manager!'' THIS CURIOUS WORLD •AMEK!<:A'S FIRST WSRE KNOTS, PLACED IN IRON BASKETS AND Ll &HTED BY NlI&h ^T WATCHA^EN. T. M. R|C. U. S. PAT, OFf. .•\NSWER: San Bernaidinn county, in Cafifornia.' Area. 20.175 squaie roilcf. , , 12-26 lifted, ^ct:fy4^, WHERe'S €£-Me« WAY OUR PEOPLE -LIVED Copyright. E. P. OirtHfi &Co.. 1944: Distributed by NEA Scrricc, Inc. NEXT: Fish that use the rocket prinrlDi^ A Puritan Village in 1680 I Y ^'AITSTILL WALLING^ had lived in Sudbury all his life. He claimed, in his expunsive mo- •nents, that he \va- the first white ?hild born in that community. Some of the older peopte disputed that claim; they sai^ that Patience Harden, a girl o; low degree, wh ha-' run off with a =ea capta' when she was only 14, ivas th first Sudbury baby. Most or Walling's fellow-citizens- took no stod: in the Patiertce Harden .•=tory, and the honor of being the first child—whatever that .{.lonor may have been—^belonged ih^their opinion to Waitstill Walling. In 1680 Walling, then 43 years old, was one of Sudbury's le.-jding citizens, popular with everyone from the minister down tft the farm hands. During King Philip's War Walling served as captain of the iocal defense company and, in 1676, nad saved the village from total destruction during an Indian jraid. Under his direction the meeting- ^ouse (the Puritan name for a :hurch) had been turned into a (ort. It had thick walls, small .vindows and belfry that i)iade m excellent firing place far a squad o: musketeers. As sooji as ;he alarm was sounded he sent ill the women and children into the meetinghouse together with jnough men to defend it. The rest of the armed force proceeded, mder his command, to attack^ the Indians from the rear. They fled vithout taking any prisoners,' but >efore their flight they burned (everal houses. Among them was •he home " the Walling family, ?^hich had been built by Waitstill's father back in the lfi40's. It was a ramshackle dwelling 'that had begun its existence as a one- room cabin. As the family' in- u -reased in size the house had grown, rooms being added ^erc and there without any dolfnit plan. It had one crude, claj -imd- stick chimney, a thatched roof which leaked, and a din^ intes -ior as the sunlight came througt^ yin- dows of oik' paper. Wher Captai:. Walling lookec' over Ihc smoldering ;uins h • ie! an inwar " and unc :prcsseti ,.lcas- ure. "The old wigwam hi . ((one up in smoke," ho reflected, '-and I 'm glnd th- la to it."; To his wife, Rcbecc , wh .stood iil his side will' tear; riiiinin d .jwn her chcck.s, h ol.ered conhiiUi - tioi). "Aye. Rebecca,' In f-:aia gloomily, ' 'ti a sai lus . But 3oc" willing, we shall havi anther house, and it may be, . botte. one." ' • * * 'T["»HE new dwelling was of th ' salt -box typ , an " nil th V. a. - ings, includinf the tearfu^, Ue• becca, were very prouc o it. Ti ; salt-box hou .se wa.s a typiCJ New : England creation; few, liny. fJhe Bettmann Archive) Puritans who offended against the law or proprieties were sentenced to the stocks on the village green. (Chap- |^ ter IV.) such houses were ever built in the other colonies. The word "salt-box" was used to describe them because they were shaped like the salt. receptacles in New England kitchens. The Walling house had nine rooms—four on the ground floor, five on the second floor—and there was also an attic. J ''oi- that period it was con .siderct' a very large hou .se, lor nio.st o' llio colonial families I'vec in cabins iha. consisted of one ooni wit!', a lott overhead that couid be, .cacliod onfy by climbin ladder. All the rooms the new Wallin,l noine wci'c .small' indfod, they were tiny . coniparfu tu the ro'oms in UUR K • dv•elliu^;s. There were n b:itlu 'iK )ni in the liouse, but tlr , W IT no. liii.s.sed, for no on in iliai. IT ever toolc a bath. The jaiK-itiu inedical lore of tli ITt'- ceiitui-'- ascribed many luiiiu. aihuent. .o I-ontact witii wate Cojisetjuentlj . 'washing with* vati. •.a. limited t( the hands an xr.c^.. The front door in tlic gi-ount'' tloo.- opened oh - shor e'ltranct. • ail. v;n the righ. o: tl\ ^ntranc wa th. coiii 'Tio • ronm: on th_ 1 combined kitchen anc" dinin . oom. The Waitings, who v.'er neither i*or n r rich, but well-to-do according to the stand­ ards of the time, might have hadi ~ dining room apart from tbel kitchen, but they and their frieitds; looked upon such devices asl marks of vanity and hateful pride.! 'pHE doors of early colonial! houses were usually fastened! by a latch. Tust above the latch a hole was r'adc in the dobr panel and the la.clistring was passed thiouKli It, !() the string dangled oul.side. To enter the house a visitor had only to pull the strirvg .aid give the door a slight push, At oo^timc, or whenever the fam- 1; di not caie to receive callers, til latchstring was pulled inside. "Ko. you the latchstring is always out" was an old -time invlla- tio.. extended to intimate friends. Waitstill Walling's latchstring was u.ways out to a lot "^f peo- ., or besides managing his ianii ()• many acres, he was en- i; d in puljlic affairs. .Sojii" of liis callers came every di.. . v ^amiiol Gaylord, the head mar. oi the Walling place, ap-; p(jan.(.l every morninc Rn hour <ftei- suni-i.s-e to report on the alfair the farm; and the next visitor was usually James Law-on, the village constable, who was a \\alking newspaper of local happenings. (To Be Continued) Neosho Falls News Items NEOSHO PALLS, Dec. 26.—Mjs. Pearl Snow of Chanute spent Thui's- day and Friday here visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. John Heath. 'American Legion held a dimmer Sunday evening in the Legiwn room at the high school building. Those attending were: Mi', and M^s. .Sam Dennis. Austin, Mr. and Mrs. Dee Williams, Mr. and Mrs. J. Williams and Catherine, Mr. ai^d Mrs. Bert Covault and girls, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Zink, Mr. Townsenfj, ftjrs. Lawrencs Diver, and Mr. an^d Mrs. Lloyd Herdman. "^Mr. and Mi's. Robert Mitchell le^ft Tuesday for Woodard, Okla., for ]p. visit with Mr. and Mi's. Charlie Mitchell and other relatives. Th^y expect to spend the winter. Barbara Meats was hostess of the Junior League Wednesday evenlnt:. There were 24 present. The evonlna; was spent playing games. Refreshi- ments were served and a good tlmi' enjoyed by all. Sgt. Gerald Stephens of Gunner Field. Albany, Georgia, Is here for ^ vihit with his parents Mr. and Mr.".. Ohi Stephens and family and othcY relatives and friends. ' Mr. and Mrs. Fred Allen attended iihe funeral of Mr. Allen's father Mf. Hugh Allen in Garnett Thurs*- defj-. Mrs. Wayne Layman of Topeka also came to Garnett for the fu- neial. Mrs. Betty Shewell left Friday fc;r Pt; Sill, Okla., to spend the holidays with her husband. Pvt. KenneWi Shewell. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Crews, Mr. and Mrfe. Harold Arbuckle and children, Wichita, spent Christmas day at tjie home of Mr. and Mrs. George Lieu- \ ranee and Mrs. Jrssie.Dick.son. | Mr. and Mrs. J'rank Wolfe wore dinner guests Wednesday at ihe. home of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce .Arma- ; cost of East lola. ' I Fred Cooper, Sam Dennis came; Saturday from. Topeka tu visit uvor j Christmas with home lolks.: , Miss Betty Salesbury wliu is em- ; ployed in Topeka spent the holiday:-;; with her parents Mr. and.Mrs. Tom' Sale.sbury. ; ' Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Martin -and; Judith Sue of Eureka spent Sunday ; at the home of Mi', and itrs. L. H.' Martin. Mrs. Al Savage and baby, Cha- 1 nute. who were visiting a few days at the home of hep parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Tidd, ' left Monday for Kansas City for a weeks visit with relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Gordon DUllnsky Sr.. spent Christmas day in Coffeyville at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Robinson and family. I Mrs. Perry Zfnk was brought! home from the Wesleyan hospital \ in Kansas City tlie latter part of; the week. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Shewel! Sr., spent Christmas day with their j daughter Mrs. T. ; H . Coblcntz and: children in Fort Scott. i Mr. and Mrs. Claude Buth of! near Garnett made a. short visii, with Mrs. Ruth's brother Henry Whetsel Saturday. Henry accompanied them home for ;i few da v.',' visit. ; , "See? I told you this abandoned' gas station was haunted!" Dr. Wayne E. Frante OPTOMETRIST Kenneth Abell, Optidu 108 E. Madison lola. Phone 176 ; Rock of Ages : Besoty NOW and FOBEVEB WILLIAMS MONUMENT WORKS —Aathorised Dealer— 35 Yean in lola THOS. H. BOWLUS. President G. R. BOWLUS, Vlce-PTBi. L. V. BOWLUS, Cashier. GEO. H. MACK, Assistant Caahler. Allen County State Bank lOLA, KANSAS CAPITAL ...$30,000.00 SURPLUS $100,000.00 DEPOSITS OVER ONE MILLION DOU^ABS Deposits insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Washington, X>. C. 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