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PAGE SIX THE lOLA REGISTER, TUESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 26, 1944. Nazi Hero A Prisoner InlLS^. Famed Commander Of German U-Boat Which Sank Royal Oak is in Arizona BOWUNG SCHEDULE BY LOtrlS LOCHNER (Former Chief of the AP Bureau At Berlin.) . London, Dec. 26. (AP)—The_ news that the famed German submarine commander Guenther Prlen is a prisoner in the U. S. should cause considerable commotion in Germany. Prien—after dashing into Scapa Flow early m the war and torpe- .doing the Royal Oak—became the Reich's No. 1 hero. He paraded triumphantly through Berlin's downtown with children and: adults cheering him. Then he was taken to Adolf Hitler for a high decoration. A Modest Hero A special joint meeting of the German and foreign press-^an unusual occurrence—was called and .Prien made a short, snappy, but modest speech. He didn't seem to relish his role as hero. His crew, a group of young and aggressive lads who stood behind him as he talked, seemed to enjoy the suddeh limelight. Prien and his crew were taken to several schools to "inspire'; youth. At one downtown theater a special vaudeville performance was held, with the audience cheering wildly. Editorials hailed him as a! typical product at Hlllerean superman teachings. IMSH Dramatized Later when news came that Prion's subm .Trinq was lost, and the commander and crew missing, deep Bloom spread over the youth of Germany. Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels seized on the (jccasioji to again dramatize Prlen as the ideal German. ; The propaganda ministry emphasized that Prien had preferred dan- K(?r and .sacrifice to the safety and comfort of an easy assignment. Now Goobbels will have to think up something new to explain Prien's capture—assuming he imparts the news to the German people^for it hardly fits Nazi superman theories to have a .submarine commander not go down with his ship. Authorities here declined to disclose details of Prion's capture on the ground it would me a tipoff on Allied tactics. Numbers (Continued From Page One) rlo.scd a continuing Red army surge westward in .southern Czechoslovakia p.long the Hron Akgaram river in the vicinity of Leva (Levied in a drive along the 'routes to Vienna and Bratislava, now less than 98 miles and 65 miles distant, vespectlvely. Some Gas Ration Coujpons To Expire December 31 •• .Washington, Dec. 26. (AP).^Gas- Qline ration coupons B-4, C-4 and fourth-quarter T will expire on December 31, the OPA announced today. Few B-4 .ind C-4 coupon.."- are still outstanding, OPA said, because local ration boards halted their Issuance last August. The fourth- qiiarter T coupons for trucks, taxis arid buses were issued for use iri the fourth quarter only and their invalidation is intended to prevent leftover coupons from being, used Illegally. Municipal I/eagne—Dec. 28 7:00—Scarborough Drugs vs. lola Planing Mill; Harrison Bootery vs. Leltzbach Furniture. 9 :&—Lehigh vs. Rummies; Hum- boudt vs. Eastern Kansas Gas. Ladles' League—Dee. 21 6:30—Whitehead Cabins vs. Pet Milk; Cyrus Motors vs. Arnold's. 8:30—Lehigh vs. Walton Foundry; Slfers vs. lola Planing Mill. Indnstrial League—Dee. 28 7:00—Sinclair vs. Post Office; Attorneys vs. Register. 9:00—Lehigh vs. Pet Milk; Fryer's Grocery vs. City. Commerlcal Leagne—Dec. 29 7:00—Schlltz Beer vs. Elks: Club; Hart's Lunch vs. American Service. 9:00 — Coca-Cola vs. Copenlng Jewelers: Whitehead Cabins vs. Highland Nursery. Ration Roundup For This Week (By the A »KO €;ated Press) Meats, Fats, Etc.—Effective 12:01 a. m. Tuesday, only book lour red stamps Q5, RS and S5 are valid. Five more red stamps will be validated December 31. Processed Foods—Effective 12:01 a. m. Tuesday, only book four stamps X5, YS, Z5 A2 and B2 are valid. Five more blue stamps will be validated Jan. 1. Sugars-Effective 12:01 a. m. Tuesday, only sugar stamp 34 is valid. Another will be validated Feb. 1. Shoes — Book three airplane stamps 1, 2 and 3 valid indefinitely. Gasoline—14-A coupons good everywhere for four gallons each through March 21. B-4, C-4, B-5 and C-5 coupons good everywhere for five gallons. B-4 and C-4 coupons will expire Dec. 31. Fuel Oil—Old period four and five coupons and new period one and two coupons good throughout current heating year. In midwest and south, period three coupons also good now and valid throughout heating season. Holiday Death Toll To At Least 356 (Bv the Amnciated Prpsii) The nation's toll of violent deaths over the three-day Christmas holiday was at least 356, an Associated press survey disclosed today. The number was approximately the same as recorded over a similar period in 1943. Accidents on the highways, as predicted by safety experts, claimed the most lives. The survey showed 212 persons were killed in automobile smashups. Of the total violent deaths, 94 were recorded as from miscellaneous causes, 50 resulting from fires and one from weather. By states, California reported the most number of fatalities—42, including 35 traffic deaths. Pennsylvania ranked second with 27, and New York and Illinois were next with 23 each. ' State totals, listing traffic, fire and miscellaneous casualties in that order include: Kansas 0-0-0; Oklahoma 12-5-2. Czechs Set For Freedom Benes and Cabinet Hope to Avoid Strife Like That in Greece (By LOUIS P. LOCHNER.) London. Dec. 25. (AP)—Whenever the hour of liberation strikes for the Czechoslovak republic. President Eduard Benes and the Czechoslovak cabinet are ready to set In motion a machine which they hope will avoid the dualisms and conflicts besetting some other governments-in-exile and their sorely tried peoples. First and foremost, they feel resistance movements at home should have the principal say. The Czechoslovak, cablnet-in-exile, therefore, will resign as a body the moment an independent Czechoslovak state can resume functioning. Only Benes himself temporarUy will retain his powers, functions and authority, but only for constitutional reasons. He will act as the legal link between the Czechoslovak of the pre-Hitler protectorate days and the future. As such, he will appoint a new cabinet composed almost exclusively of resistance movement representatives. WIU Resign Later If he reappoints any members, It will be only after making sure that the resistance movement at home approves. In any event their number would be small. Benes has made It clear that he, too, will resign six months after the appointment of a new government. That new government also will be only provisional. remaln;liig In power until national elections have been held and a parliamentary government again functions. As envisioned by Benes and his colleagues, the relnstltution of parliamentary life will come from the bottom, small units upward. It Is not something to be dictated from the top down. WiU Select Delegates The plan Is this: Already local resistance committees are functioning under cover In virtually every Czechoslovak village, town and city. At the moment of liberation, these local committees will meet to select delegates for the next largest government imlts, corresponding to an American county. These "county" delegates are to select provincial delegates who in turn, will nieet to name delegates to a national assembly. The principal function of the national assembly will be to arrange for Democratic elections, both local and national, throughout the liberated states. Then local resistance committee automatically will cease to function, and local ,reglonal. provincial, and national governments resulting frOm this elective process will take over. Nazi Prisoners Escape After Celebration Slash Civilian Tire Allocation for January Washington, Dec 26. (AP)—Tires available for civilians in Jahunry will be pared sharply below the De- cehiber figure. OPA says military demands for rut'ber have slashed the January allocation of passenger tirep to 1,BOO,000 from 2.000,000 in December, small truck and bus tires to 216,000 from 280,000 hea^T truck and bus tires to 110,000 from 120,000. Europeans refer to our "uh-huh" expression as. the "American double grunt." Phoenix, Ariz., Dec. 26, (AP)— A Nazi celebration of western front victories was broken up with clubs at Papago Park war prisoner camp near here shortly before 25 Germans escaped, Ool. William A. Holden, commandant, has disclosed. Holden said army guards had to resort to. force in ending a demonstration Saturday by a "couple hundred" prisoners in one of the camp's compounds. Only six of the escapees, all .sub- maMne officers and men, have been apprehended. The ranking member of the group is Lt. Col. Jurgen Wattenberg. 43. Many of tho.se at large speak several languages. Preliminary Investigation, Holden reported, indicated the sailors escaped by scaling an eight-foot double-wire barbed fence. Number 1 (Continned rrom Page One) Wings Spread Further Than Wright Fle\\^ May Call 4.F Athletes For Re^xaminatioii Washington, Dec. 26. (AP)—Some 4-F professional athletes may be inducted when called for re-examination by their dralt boards. It Is possible, selective, service says, that the physical condition of a number of borderline 4-F*s among the athletes has changed since their last examination, making them Acceptable for military service. War Moblllzer James F.. Byme.i has directed selective service to review the draft status of professional athletes. Many of these men were rejected by the army and navy because of injuries Incurred In sports participation. The selective service spokesman said local draft boards probably will review borderline cases among this ^oup. You may know those B-29 Superfortresses now bombing Japan are big babies, but did you know that; their wing spread is 20 feet, 2 Ihches longer than Orvllte Wright's famous first adrplane flight, maae just 41 years ago? Wright's historic first flight of a powered, heavlsr-than-alr machine at Kitty 6awk, N. C, lasiied 12 second5 and covered 120 feet. \K B-29 '6 wlngspan is 141 feet, 2 inches. Number 2 (Continued From Pago One) lieutenant shot through fche stomach moaplng on the ground while a German sergeant tried to" give him- first al(% The sergeant explained that the lieutenant was his commahdlng officer and- had planned a trip Into the American lines to try to learn what had been happcnlwg to his patrols. Tlie Nazi cxplaliicd what had induferf him to makr the journey. , "The lieutenant told hje that If I came with him and we. captured an America he would get me a furlough?" ; ' Both got; what they came for. The Ueutpnant knows nowwhat has been happeplfig to his pat.rols, and the .sergeant has his furlough—in the prisonef of war camp, It wasn't ,a cheerful far^ell that Pfc. George T. Chelton had with his Second" Infantry division buddies as he .started a long Srip from Germany;; to Channel Vie'*. Texas. Going home wasn't the happy reward for • this 23-year,-old soldier that it Lsvfgr most inen. /The War Departmetit; ordered him hoine because he.isjths only survSvlng son In hi.s fpmlly. His two brothers were killed ;.on the western front. "I would rather .stay here and have my' brothers back," Shelton told hLs friends sadly. He had fought German's in the frontline.s:(»ver since D-ilay plus one, back' In Normandy. , He was i cii-en are spe.,ading the hoUday sea- Humboldt Items HUMBOLDT, Dec. 26.—Mr. and Mrs. J. "W. Hanim, and Miss Helen entertained Sunday afternoon In compliment (o Major and Mrs. J. N. Hume, and Jimmie who are here from Indianapolis. The time was spent informally., Refreshments of coffee and Christmas cookies were •served. Mrs. A. J. Trueblood poured. The table wi'is 'beautifully arranged with a Christmas scene as center- niece. .About ,25 friends were In attendance. Mr. and M-rs. F. F. Hogueland of Topeka canxe Monday to spend Christmas day with Mrs. Hogueland's sister, Mrs. C. A. Reynolds. Mr. and Mrs. B. R. Coleman, Mrs. H. P. McKei)nsy. and children had as their holiday guests, Mr. and Mrs. be Von Sage of Hollis, Okla. All were dinner guests on Christmas eve of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Jones at lola. Mr, and Mrs.-.J. W. Hamm and Miss Helen entertained with a family dinner on Christmas day. Covers were laid for: Miss Kathleen Hamm, Ann Arbor, Mich., Major and Mrs. J. N. Hume- and Jlmmle, Indianapolis, Mr. ajid Mrs. Robert Hamm, Mrs. Ralph Blattner and Janice, Mrs. 4oe Townsend, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Town'-send, MLs.ses Peggy Jo. Charlotte, Marlenc and Aim, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Trueblood, Mr. and Mrs. (J. W. Hume and the hosts, Mr. and Mrs.-. J. W Hamm and Miss Helen. Mrs. Ray Coatney and two chil- their guests over Christmas; H. M. Jletib Jr., and Douglas, Mrs, Jeanette Pendarvis and Creighton, of iCansas City, Mr. and Mrs< J. R. Jefferles, Jane and Sally, of'Joplln. All have returned to their homes. ' Mr. and Mrs. Herman Janzen, Sue Fran and Prankle, of Topeka lire here for a visit during tl\e holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fussman. • Mrs. Russell Glrsch has arrived for a visit with her parents, Mr. i(nd Mrs. J. W. Walton. ' Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Brow^ went t^ Kansas City Friday where ttiey enjoyed a .short visit with thwir son, Ijeut. Clifton H. Brown, who was eh route from Beardstown, 111., to his post at Roswell, N. M. Tliey re- t'umed home Saturday evening. ~Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Drafcp and Miss Betty have as their guesj* dur- Ihg the holidays Mr. Drake's* sister, Mis-s Hazel Drake, oi Kansaji Cltv. Christmas dinner guests of J^r. and Mrs. Drake were: Mr. Paul-^Kleln. Mrs. Edith Burral, lola. Miss Hazel Drake, Kansas City, and Miss Betfy Drake, Columbia, Mo. Mrs. Richard Hill and Carol spent from Friday evening until; after Christmas here with Lieut. - Hill's parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. N; Hill, tieut. Hill l-s assifrned to dMty at Memphis, Tenn. Card observed her sixth birthday on Christmas clay. A beautifully decorated birthdaV cake, fearing six lighted candles fbrmed ah important feature on the )nenu, NJrs. Hill returned to Kansa^ City Sunday evening but Carol renjalned for a longer visit. CANDLE AUCTION One of the oldest forms of selling Is that of auction by candle. A small candle is lit as the article Ls put up for sale and the last bid made before it bums out is the successful one. It reauires 300 years to create one inch of peat fuel, according to geologists. in thrusting these salients out Into Allied territory, for he lays hhnself open to a counter move which might cut off and annihilate great numbers of his troops. That naturally .'s what General Eisenhower is hoping to achieve. We haven't yet reached the crucial moment of his all-out counter to Von Rundstedt, That AlUed assault undoubtedly Is In coiu:se of preparation, and when It comes Von Rundstedt may find himself involved in his last great fight. Keep your eye on the battle of Bastogne! That looks like one of the epics of the war. An American contingent is surrounded in this Belgian town. At latest reports the Yankees had rejected a German demand for surrender atui were holding out .strongly against attacks from all directions. A famous American armored column is said to be trying to drive through to the rescue. wounded in the leg last July wears the Purple Heart. and Numhei'4 (Continued From Page One) son in Topekji with her parents and other relatives. Dr. and Mfs. H. M. Webb had as,poses. ROSE PETAL JELLY , In Armenia, Eg>-pt, and several other Eastern countries, rose .jjetala are used to make jam or jelly. The red buds are pounded and (nixed with sugar, water, and isinglass, and cut into small squares. Wliole buds are left in for decorative?: pur- Other Fronts AIR London, Dec. 26. (AP)—la strong support of American troops bat- tUng the German offensive, U. S. bombers and fighters for the! fourth day attacked enemy communication and supply lines. Up to 500 Fortresses and Liberators of the U. S. 15th Air Force based in Italy made a heavy attack yesterday on a sjTithetic oil Refinery at Brux, 50 miles north of Prague, while rocket-flrlng Thunderbolts blasted rail lines, fuel dumps and trains on the Brermer Pass route. Twelve bombers were lost in the Brux raid. I-yALY Rome, Dec. 26. (AP)—Caiiadlan troops, striking out from; their bridgehead over the Canale sNavlg- Uo on the Adriatic flank of the Italian front, have captured Rossetta, 10 miles northwest of Allied-held Ravenna, headquarters announced today. GREECE Athens, Dec. 26. (AP)-^Prime Minister Churchill sought to end the bloody Greek civil war today as a British patrol reported discovering a ton of dynamite under street car lines opposite the main doors of the Hotel Grand Bretagnc. Officials of the Greek government and Lt. Gen. Ronald Scobie live at the hotel. (The dispatch from Athens did not say whether Churchill was staying at the hotel.) lOLA, KANSAS gneiru Spaghetti Bowl Game to Have AlV'Trimmings'' Spaghetti i Bowl Headquarters, Italy, Dec. 26, (AP)—What with such icing on the cake as a couple of 56- plece bands, sweater-gal cheerleaders and a champion baton bender to say nothing of a pair of undefeated football clubs this "unmentionable'" site of next Monday's Spaghetti. Bowl plot might Just as well Pasadena, Calif,, instead of the : die of the war In Italy. Both the Fifth army and 12th air- force elevens boast perfect records because neither has played a game yet, but dont get the idea they dont shape up as ar couple of pretty fair clubs. C?n top of all the other dressings that makes this as famllar as any New Year's "classic" back home, we have the usual "bite" for "two on the 50-yard line, pal." The rosters of both clubs have that usual liberal sprinkling of ex-college and pro-performers from the gridiron breeding grounds of Pennsylvania's coal fields, the Texas plains, Mid-, west's com belt and California's stmny slopes: Aside from the tussle itself officials are going ito have it all dressed up with white jtles and tails with a crowd of 35,000 expected to be on tap nipping tjognac for the 1:30 p. m. (6:30 a. in.. CWT) kickoff. Each team villi be represented by one of the army bands and Peggy Jean, who claims America's free style baton twli-ling title, will be on deck to strut her stuff. She Is here with a USO show. OCD Issues Instructions On Robot Bomb Defense ^ Washington. Dec. 26. (AP>—The Office of dvilian Defense haa Issued Instructions for defense against robot bomb and rocket bomb attacks. Instructions sent to state defense coimclls to be passed on to the public, OCD pointed out that little or no advance warning la possible, adding: "The public \ should realize the danger and be constantly' on the alert, particularly along the coastal areas." The agency iemphaslzed that its action Is purel ^l precautionary. lOLA NOW Bob Hope » Virginia Mayo "THE PRINCESS AND THE PIRATE" Complete Shows 7:10 & 9:20 Also MARCH OF TI1M0E UPTOWN NOW ROBERT TAYLOR In "FLIGHT COMMAND* (Shown at 8:35 Only) —Pins— JOEL McCREA in "THE GREAT MOMENT' (Shown at 7:00 and 9:30) by the family including '$9) in Mrs. Jones purse.' was consumed Pet Dog i<i killed i A tragic; episode was thr burning i to death of the children's pet dog who remained in an upper-bedroom until too late to be rescued; The farrtiiy spent the n^ht with! Mr. and Mrs. James Jrfiles. 624 | South street. ! The house which was burned was the propefl;y of A. H. Hecnic, former city commissioner. ' Mr. and'Mrs. Jones 'nav(> another son wlw is-with the armed forces. CLASSIFIED Numbers (Cpntinned From Fage One) COM. 1»44 ir NU StRVICI. INC. T. M. REt U. S. MT. Off. l2-» "Olu I'll listen to whnt vou say t\-as my father's favorite bedtime storv if you insist, but I'd much rather hear a ijood gaiii} murder $lory tli.at's due right now!" that the Japanese air campaign has failed. "In spite of all the Japanese have been able to do, both with their navy and with their land based aircraft," he continued, "we and not they are winning the campaign for the Philippines. We now dominate the waters around those islands and the air over them." All Losses Announced Forrestal denied what he described as "rumors" that the navy has not annoimced all losses in the battle of the Philippines last October In which the Japanese fleet was routed. "All vessels lost In that battle have been announced." Forrestal said. "All planes lost In combat during that battle have been announced ... . "The public should not be led by false rumors of supposedly unannounced facts, to deprecate the achievement of the officers and men of the Thh^ and Seventh fleets in that action. The Japanese fleet was indeed 'beaten, routed, and broken.' . . ." Fraser Says Job Is To Support MacArthur Brisbane. Aust., Dec. 28. CAP)— Admiral Sir Bruce Fraser, commander of the British Eastern fleet, upon his return from a conference with U. S. fleet Adm. Chester W. Nimitz. Jr.. said there wiU be no difficulty about ammunition and supplies in coordinating the British Pacific fleet with the Ameri(»n navy in the Pacific. He said adequate docking facilities win be provided where necessary. Adm. Fraser said he thought his Job would be to support Douglas MacArthur, general of the army, in his northward drive, and he will confer soon with General MacArthur. . a. Number 6 (Continued From Page One) ADVERTISING 20, and a total of 27 warShips and 41 transports sunk as 1» convoys seeking to reinforce the besieged Leyte garri-son were sma.shed. "Tha totals did ^ot include enemy losses in the naval battle of Lj^e gulf October 25. . Was Jap Hero Gen. Tomp.vuk.i (The Tiier> Yamashita is; Japanese commander of Nipfwn forces in the Philippines, Nippon's hero of the Singapore and Malaya campaigns. On Mlndoro island to the northwest, Invrtded December - 15, the Japanese fjirnlshed little opposition either on the ground or lii the air, but American bombers and fighters were active. Husband-and-Wife Bowling Tourney Chicago, Dec. 26. (AP)—Chicago's most unique bowling tourney—the Dally News' second aimual husband and wife event—gets imderway tonight with almost all of the clty'3 league kegjers entered. The tourney, operating oh a handicap basiJi^ win continue: through January 7, with hundreds in action nightly. Each husband and wife will roll three games with the 200 high finishers n^ovjng into the cash prize circle. •"• HEALTHY APPETITES Sea elephants eat as mufih as 500 pounds of fish every day^ . These creatures reach a length of 20 feet. In zoos, they are fed every two hours. PIC ENDS TONIGHT "COBRA WOMAN" —And— "HI NEIGHBORS' WED. THflU SAT.— "THE OLD'HOMESTEAD" • —And— . '^POOK TOWN" anything house you Have you around t|ie would lit^e to trade or sell? Try a Classified Ad. The qost is only a < few cents and there are probably; a lot of folks looking for just whatever it is you no longer haye use for! Telei^hone 18 Classified Ads Get Results

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