THE lOlA REGISTER 1862- :HARLES F. SCOTT—1938 ANQEI.O SCOTT, Pnbjisher. Entered at the lola, Kansas, P.ost Office as Second Class Matter. Telephone : 18 (l"rivato Bri'nch Kxchanse Connetting All Departments.) .SUB.SCRIPTION RATKS Outside Allen, and Adjoining Counties One Year i $6.00 Six ,Month« '. »:i.o() Three ilonlhs : $1.75 One Month ''>•• . In Allon and AdjoininB Counties One Yiuir *5.00 Six MonihH , «2-50 Throe Monlhi •l.OO One Month • O"": In Kinstts add 2% sales tux to ahovo rates. lilKMBKIi ARSOOIATKli PKF.SH Th« Jtegister riirries the Associated Press repori by siH -cial leased wire."^ The Associated Press is exdusively entitled to use for republication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper and also the Ipcnl, news published, herein. All rinhts of reptiblication of (peciai dispatches herein are also reserved. Bible Thought for Today Christian civilization cannot permit permanently snbmerg^ed classes. We must raise tliem of low degree. Slavery ruins the masier; Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted.—James J:9.' IvnNIMUM WAGES I am in hearty agreentent with the general principle of minimum wage J-egulation. I think It is both good economics and good 'humani- t.Triani.sm. But I am alarmed at. .-,ome of the most recent proposals in this dh-ection; they coifld easily defeat their own end and could cause more harm than geiod. Under the heading of correcting ".substandard" pay, labor (nembers of the-WLB are now proposing a minimum wage of 72 cents an hour. They declare that no man can support an average family of four on less. Even public members of the board are talking about a 55-cent minimiim. \ Right now—while the war is on, •while there is no bottom to the labor ."^ihortage, and while Uncle Sam pays the bill whether, industry makes a profit or not—such an advance could probably be absorbed by the country without too serious a di.slocatlon. But what about after the war? What about the time when employers must make a profit under competitive conditions or go out of business? What would be the effect of ft 72-cent or even a 05-cent minimum wage then? * ft • Well, one effect would -seem to be inevitable: workers who are worth the minimum wage will be hired; those who are not worth it will be permanently unemployed. There will simply be no place in the economic system for the aged or the .young, for the physically handicapped, for the learner, or for that enormous group of good and worthy Americans who are- just plain dull, too slow mentally to fill anjthing: but the humblest notch in' the economic machine. The - higher tlie minimum wage, the larger this group of economic outcasts Would be. That is why I am alarmed at talk of raising the present 4Q-cent minimum to a level which seems fanta.stic by comparison. We talk about our obje.ctive •of full employment for all the people after the war, yet in the .same breath there is suggested a minimum wage level which would make It flatly impo.ssible—assuming ' the continuance of competition and free enterprise. - Tliorc is a place in our .system Icr a legal minimum wage, 'But iUs place Lsn't at $1.00 an hour any .more than it is at 10 cents an hour. It is at that point in between which will protect our workers uRiiln.sl , bxploltatlon without, at the .same time, throwing a fourth or cvon a tenth of them out oTworlc altogether. « 6 • In that connection, why must a minimum wage law be so all-inclusive and air tight as the present one? The only allowable exceptions are for learners and special cases where it can l)e proved that to pay the minimum wage would "lessen opportunities for employment" to an appreciable degree. In both cases, WJ.B approval mi:st be obtained for each specific Indivldfial hired (or for each particular apprentice program) and the red tape involved is terrific. The employer has no Individual lea way whatever. Why wouldn't it be common sense to give each employer an "exemption" of, say, ten per cent 'of hLs labor force with which to take care of leaners and handicapped workers.at whatever wage they are actually worth? The 90 per cent protection would take care of all regular and competent workers; the 10 per cent exemption might easily keep the rest of thew in useful employment instead of on relief. "M&IOXA RilGlgtteR, V/EDNESDAY EVENING. DECEMBER 27,1944. lOLA, KANSAS "Boy, Oh, Boy! What a Biilgjl I'm Gonna Mal^e! A PARTIAL SUCCESS The situation on the western froi)t is declared to have passed the "critical" stage. That is, the Allies now know exactly what the enemy has done, where he is, and approximately what he still is able to do. They have re-grouped their defense forces and now feel that they "have the situation in hand" and can contain any further thrusts attempted. There are two phases to any such attempt as the Germans made. The first is the break-through which would disorganize front-line defense and give the attacking forces freedom of movement. The second is the "break-out" which, if successful, would enable them to run wild over the enemy's rearward estab- H.-rtments and main lines of com- nnmications—ajs the Allies were able 10 do in France after the breakthrough at St. I J O. The present German counter-offensive was almost completely suc- .ri:sful in It.s break-through, but it failed in the break-out. That Is why Allied commanders are feeling optimistic again and why they declare the "critical" phase has passed. * • * Now there are appearing, of course, the hopeful suggestions that maybe we can turn the situation to our own advantage by cutting off the German offensive salient with a flank attack. The main trouble with this hope lies in the fact that the salient is considerably more of a thick bulge than a thin line. It is 20 miles wide by 50 miles deep. If pressure a.gainst it becomes too great, it should be possible to withdraw before the danger of a cut-through becomes imminent. There is no question about the success of the offensive in cutting up our divisions, capturing supplies, M\Ci tin-owing our own offensive iiians completely out of gear. The top military authorities are now admitting that it will probably prolong the war from three to six montlis. ^ (DM YIAY OUR PEOPLE Dittrtbuted by NEA&crvicc| Inc. News of the Farm Folks FARM BUREAU CALENDAR December 27 Carlyle Home Demonstration Unit iheets with Mrs. E. E. Strickler for the lesson on Bread Making, 10 a. m. December 28 Organization meeting of a unit at Mrs. A. W. Kelley at Geneva, 2 p. m. December 30 Horville 4-H club meeting. Unit officers conference. Trinity Methodist church, lola. January 1 ^ Lucky 4-H club meeting. January 2 Onion Creek 4-H club meeting. Gas City 4-H club meeting. Prairie Dell 4-H club meeting, January 3 Horville Unit meets for the Outlook les.son. given by Home Demonstration Agent. South Logan 4-H The South Logan 4 -H club met Monday evening, Decemlwr 18, at the Cuppy school. For recreation we had an exchange of gifts. Coca- Cola and hot dog sandwiches were served to the group. Bemiece Sievers played the piano and Gene Oi- trander led the singing of Christmas carols. Two leaders. Miss Berniece Sievers and Lee Wolf and 12 members were present. Mrs. Wolf was a visitor. Roll call was answered with "What you have enjoyed most in your club year." The club president. Merle Wolf, was in charge of the • business meeting. Our next meeting will be on our regular meeting night, January 22. —Kenneth Baeten, reporter. They Don't See Eye Eye Film star Merle Oberon tias announced thiit she would start divorce proceedings against Sir Alexander Kords, noted British film producer, whom she has se'^n only in a few brief visits since he went to England two years a.go. The couple is pictu-ied above as they attended a Los Angeles concert m hi'.rJoier davs. CO.N'SCIENXE Arkansas City. Kas.. Dec. 27, 'AP: iVIrs,. Ralph Oldroyd received a pack- a.?e of sci-ssors. costume ieweby and knicknacks—plus $2.50—from a person employed in her home years ago. A note said the articles were to replace some thnt were lost or broken during the employment, and the money was to cover any incidentals that had been forgotten. It. was news to Mrs. Oldroyd. She hadn't known anything had been i lost or broken. One of the best guards against Mpp(>ridicitis is a plain diet, accord- ling to medical experts. Better Homes The Belter Homes Unit met with Mrs. J, B. McClellan on Tuesday, December 12. It was a covered dish luncheon honoring all who had I birthdays in October, Novemljer I and December. The table was decorated in holiday season colors. The afternoon ineeting was conducted by Mrs. Era Myer, secretary. The meeting was opened by all repeating the creed. Roll call was: j Something I have accomplished tills year. Miss Dickinson was present and brought us the highlights of bread making which was very Interesting and instructive. The offi- ver.s elected for the following year are: Mrs. W. C. Caldwell, president: Mrs. J. B. McClellan, vice- president; Mrs. Era Myer, secretary-treasurer. The new president named her project leaders and dlf- I ferent committees for the year. For recreation we had our gift exchange, Mrs. Myer received the SunslUne Gift, The next meeting will be with Mrs. W. C. Caldwell on January 9. There were seven members 11 nd three guests present.—Mrs. W. C. Adams, reporter. i ^^rni going to knock you cold with ehat I .say when my i^ster enters the room, for -contrary to all gag wniers V.\w not going to ask for a (juarter or say anything to embarrass either of you!" Carlyle 4-H Club Tiie Carlyle 4-H club was called to order by the president, Eleanor Beal. The club members sang "Silent Night." Roll call was answered by "How to prevent highway accidents," The Constitution and By- Laws were read by the secretary, Eugene Chambers, and signed by members present. Bob Beal gave a short demonstration on "How to make a rope halter," Betty Chambers gave a demonstration on "How to wrap Christmas packages." Mrs. Virgil Powell, club leader gave a talk on "How to introduce people properly." The gioup sang "White Christmas." TTie members, repeated the 4-H club pledge. The club adjourned to have recreation, led by Evelyn Beal, recreation leader, after which a lovely gift exchange was held, everyone receiving nice gifts.— Evelyn Beal, reporter. Rainbow 4 -H Club The Rainbow 4rH club held their regular month^ meeting December 18, at the Fairlawn school. There were seven members present. Maxine Love led the group in two songs. Warren Johnson read a letter from Mrs. Roy love that she was unable to attend. Installation of officers was held. As there wasn't any program a game wa.s played. The meeting then adjourned until the January meeting.—Lucille Harris, Reporter. Total numlier of furs taken in Pennsylvania during 1939 Wfts 723,329, 4 December 27, Ii919, -> 25 YEARS AGO It«ma Froln The Reenter In addition to the usual service flag witji its stars, the College of Emporia; during the war -displayed 128 small silk flags each with the name of; a soldier or sailor embroidered upon it. Tlie flags wei'e grouped in such a Way as to inake an unique and beautiful decoration for the college chapel. They arc now taken dpwn and each flag sent to the m8ni -;whose name Ifbears if he returneo^safe. from the war and to his family if he fell In Frahce, and in place pf the flags a bronie tablet is to be erected •bearing th? names of all students and alumni wlio participated in the war. youth Or your lost Opernitunitle to do good. When the Central gave the line ring Friday night We Wonderd and When We .saw the flames leaping' in the. air 'from the Building We Knew the calomety that Would fol low—tliear had been no one around the Bai'n after four a clock in the eavning and the fire was at Eleven —Earl Gu!Ittt>—Harrie Preston and E. T. Stew.'art War the first ones thear but Tip Williams Who Occu- pide the Farm Was thear trying to riscue the hosses that Wer in the Barn—One Was Burnt up. Tips Sister Eve was VLsifing them and Was Sleepini) up Stairs and Saw a light and giive the alarm—it was a teribel fire hay Corn going up in the Flames. It is a mLsteria and no one knew^ the boys Wer a Way from Home. ; Oh Such Weather is the jeneral remark—.Wei', We Stay at Home and keep tht; Oil Stoves going and are Happle. ; .r rURITAN VTLLAGK IN 1680 II t a blight, sunny n7orning in ^ April the year 16^0 a young m.an waited ^atienuy bench 1!! the V.'alling garden' ff^r constable to corrie out of the .lous and depart. The yotfn^ man, whose name was Olive-' Hill n • v.anted to ..eo Captai'^. Walling on a very -lersonal mc'^tter, an-' he much prelerrer' Ij^iav- no li.>--teners to his cor^versation. Young Mr. Hillman wj^r -plainly nervous; he kept twisting about on the bench, ancnow „na then he would rise a.iu o.kft r short walk around tht garden.. But Qonstable Lawson'remained with the Captain l(>ne time. Besides his daily batch- of news he hall some problems. ^ "I fear, sir, that .-"o-- /nay have to deal soon with Jeremjah Sheldon and his wife." i. "That so? Why? C^iarreling again?" • "They are, Captain. Quarreling like cat and dog. Everybody is talking about it. It's the same story all over. Mistress Sheldon says Jerry won't work, and she has to do everything. She declares that she works her hands to *he bone, milking tjie cows, making butter and chee&e, brewing the beer, cooking, ^-washing and .iking care of the children while he won't turn his-hand to a thing." "Is that true?" "P- ->tty nearly, I think, sir. I've been watching 'em." "Have you spoken to Jeremiah about his idleness?" "Nay, sir, I have not. I, thought tliat might better come from you." "Wliy don't they hire *a maid to help out?" "She says he won't ;et her. Wants the money himself^ to buy rum and gamble away on-shovelboard." "They have a man for tlje farm, I believe," said the Captain. "Is that so?" "It is, sir.-A man named Brown. Ho seems to dc ali -tn- work on the olace. Terry "Sheldon, when f' ;r ihe taverp liiL ,.i nis cups, joasts 'hat ne's :-c .jred." • ilc does, eh? Well. I 1 retire nim way ne ^n.^ rrlisn. Give him summons; t ppfu- oefor , e i court next :.*icn ay, '• write i*^ .lov'—his "oose- -uill pen scratched ove - sheet :f paper—'-and if h<: ?annot show tha', ,ie works every day ana all day I'll send him to a place where he'll be busy." * * * TPHE constable had hardly left the nous . when , Olive;..- Hillman, w' o iia been abstnt-mind- edly pi.kine, a flow- • pices, got up :;rom hi bench th garder. As ente s'" cat i- mc rooi Captai" Walling smiled and extended his hand. "Oliver, you've become a stranger," he said with i. laugh. "Harvard seems to have kept you busy." "Aye, Captain, it did in fact," the young man said. /'What witli the studies and duties a man has little time for much else." -'•You're a graduate student, I think. Is that so?" • "It is, sir. I graduated last year, and since then I've been helping out with the teaching. But that, is over now, and I'm back home again." Walling was well acquainted with young Hillman'_ father, who -.wned one of the few-paper mills in the colonies. This mill was on a stream of clear, fresh water a few miles from SudbLiry, "Are you going to^ help your father in his mill?" "That is our intention, sir. I know a deal about paper-making already, and I shall go mere d-;eply into it." This was said stiffly fis the young mtm sat upright in his cair. There was then a pause for a moment.. When the silence had become •ather thick Captain Walling r,aic). Is there .something that you wish to'.spcak .uc obout.'" I "There is .sir. ,.<^Tit. young Hill- nan. --"Vour daughtn- Harriet. May I cal.' '>n -i--- :int. ''ic her—• nenr bt I'l-i-rnily with her?" This w;u ttcrcd with blushing and iicsitatiuii. Captair Wnlling was pleased, but ho Icopt a solemn jounfe- nance. "i'o'mg Hillman would be an excellenl suitor for his daughter, ano. a moft desirable son-in- law. After some reflection ho said, "Have you spoken to Harriet?" " have, sir," the young man replied. "'Vesterday, at Mistress r ulkner's. She .said A\Q had no ojjectior , and then she said I '.nus sk you or her mother—as L -xp^cted to do." "Very well, Oliver, I consent, and I speak, too, lor her mother." "Thar-c : 3r, sir." Olivei- Fillman had known Harrie. •Vallin 1 his life. As children they liad played together. But she was now Yi ana he was 4., V. Not only "^litau etiqu.tte but ^ als .'^uritan law - quired that he sc^k the'con.=-ent ' Harriet'- parent., before lie became her beau. Young women "' the Pruitan colonies did not accept the attentions of a number of beaux, bu. this does not mean that the girls were kept in state of nun like seclusion. They went -to parties, to dinner and I-1 other social occasions and met the young men of tlie neighborhood. For steady company, hov.-ever, the gallant swain had > obtain the consent of the girl's parents. Otherwise he was likely to be brought up before a magistrate for "inveigling" the young woman's affections. Walling rose and sliook hands with Oliver. '"Come in any 'evening, my Ind, whenever you please," he said gravely. "We shall always be glad to sec you." (To Be Continued) -THE- ORU M From Mrs. Oullett's Items •yong yian yorig Girl live your, life So t*at in- Old age you can, look bac^ and have ple.sant memories Of lYour youth—for you can loos a fortune and Som time regain It. JTou can never regiiln your LARGEST AND SMALLEST The worlci 'i; Inrgesi living creature, a blue ^Vhale, has a weight of about one bilUon billion billion times that of the world's .smallest creature, a tiny type of germ. THIS CURIOUS WORLD CContributions to thia columajmait b* slgDed, and muni deal with iom* aubject of general intereat. The. Kef- later reservea the right to edit or Reject any contribution received and wjjl return thORa unavailable for publi-ration onlr -when a stamped, a «lf addt/i »ed anrelop* li eacloaed.) SHOULD SUPPORT CHIANG Dear Editor: -If people in lola have as . much interest and carry as many misunderstandings regarding Chiil(a as do the people where I have: been traveling through recent months. It may be in order for me to wvite a few words regarding several questions that have to do with the'pres ent situation in China. The first item that I wish to mention is that of the Comn^unist question. We ought to understand that the Communists have not-slm- ply grown up as a Chinese institution, but twenty years ago Russia sent advisers to China, ,jwho gave definite and specific efforj toward selling Commimism to the Chinese, and succeeded in influencing a very large number botli in the army and among the civiltians in Central China. When in 1927 this came to a climax, the Generalissimo undertook to eliminate /this poison from China, and has 6een fighting it ever since. It is well^for 1 America to understand that >the j Russian regime, before Stahn was ! in power, was definitely out to bj'ing China into the Communist fold r The prevalent idea in Amefica seems to be that the Commuiilst jiarly is now seeking to fight ^the Japanese, but are restrained Jby I the government. Accordng to "kc- jcurate reports which come through •from China, this is not a tyue statement. The Communists iire I how definitely antl-Chrlstlan, and j not too friendly to Amerlcaas; their ambition is to rule as mijch of Cliina as po.ssible, and make It Over according to their plan, wWch will be much more like Russia tijan like the .United States, The CJil- ang Kai-Shek government in Chma today is the one to which we Americans should tie and trust Chfna to deal wisely with Its dome^^tlc problems. The Communists have b)xt this short hLstory in China, and t'nat history, as I have indicated, has been dictated by the Russians, ,.Thls short statement wili pCr- "I'lJi fro;n acro .s.s llie hall! Miii.l il I ,!K )U- \ turn.' ViUir i-jili.) >!.jv.;!.'" haps take as mtich space as you BCRGLAIt ALAR .11 wish to give at one time. • Yours truly, PERRY 6. HANgON. REMINDER Woodward, Okla.. Dec, 27. I AP J — A pilot and his four pp.r,r?nser'! escaped injuries in a crash liuidiniA near here, Highway Patrolman W I. Fletcher said. But ther n.id -.i grim warning. They lit in a cemetery. ! TAKES^ HOLIDAY i Chicago. Dec. 21. !AP>— Hyman ' Leilww, nvvnager oi .i fur .store, explained to iMlic-'. he had tak°n prt- cauiion .ngainst burglary over the Christmas holiday ov plriflnR a j ouryl 'iU- alarm in his stoiv. ! But bui-ghirs ; jimmied the rear ; entrance— '.•'bich iw .ns not wired—and j stole 100 fur coals Leibow valued at more thf^n $C .oOQ, he told police. YOU lOSB ^IWZ PEP : LACK ^SAT IN tOUB Ba3V*..AHEOTTHAT THE BOiyi "n ?AN5R?RMS INTOENER&Y. ' T. M .Rea (L :«.PAT .OFF. NEXI^ Row teaity housewives turn Ui waste fat? Rock of Ages f ' Beantj NOW and FOBEVEB WILUAMS 'i MONUMENT WORKS j; —Anthorized Dealer— 35 Yean in loU Dr. Wayne E. Frante OPTOMETRIST c Kenneth Abell, Optloiaa ips E. Madison loU, Phone 176 V.J.EVANS TYPEWRITER EXCHANGE TYPEWRITERS TO I^ENT All Hakes of TjuemHeia Bep^rei ADDDfO MACmWEB CASH SEGttnttS SCALES AD -Work Cteanusteea C*H for fMK EMtOiM* PUBLIC S^LE We will sell al Public Auction at Roselawn farm. 4 iniiles .south, 1 mile (:ast, mile north', 'i mile east of Humboldt. 01- 4 miles! north. 1 mile east, !i mile north, '-i mile east of Chanule, on— TUESDAY, January 9,1945 Beginning at U o'clock a, m.. the following described property: MILK STOCK— 7 Head Pure Bred Jerseys — 8-Year-old cow, giving milk, due in July; 5-y'ear-old cow, giving milk, due in April; 3-year-old cow, giving milk, due in March; 3- year-old cow, giving milk, due in June; 3 yearlings, due in June: 2- yearrold grade Jersey, due in April; 5-year-old Guernsey, due in January; 1 Guernsey cow, 5 years old, giving 1 h-j gal. day; fresh in iPeb;; 1 Guernsey cow, 5 years old, 2',- gal. a day, fresh in March; 1 Gupi-nsey, 4 years old, dry. Fresh in Feb.: 1 Jersey cow, 7 years old, giving 1 gal. a day, fresh in Feb.: 1 Jersey cow, 5 years old, giving 3 gal. a day. STOCK CATTLE— 2 Jersey steer calves; 5 three-year-old white faced heifers; 1 red heifer, 2 years ;0ld; 1 roan,cow, 5 years old, calf by side. 4 HORSES AND MULES—One coming •4-year-old horse; 1 coming 4-year-old filly; l\ pair good smooth mouthed mules. ' 32 PURE BRED DUROC HOQS —Three yearling sows, due in April, good ones: 2 spring gilts, due in April, extra nice; 1 I .serviceable boar, extra good; 11 stock pigs; 4 October gilts; 7 September gilts, good ones; 4 September boars, nice ones. MACHINERY—1 regular Farm- all, good running condition; one 1214 International plow, good one; 1 seven-foot International tandem disc, good as new; 1 new style Parmall cultivator, good as new; 1 wheel b.ii-row seeder. 14-It.; good tractor trailer; 8x16 grain tight Ijed, with 6,00x20 tires;: 5-ft, McCormick mower; two l-row cultivators; 10- ft. harrow; 1 set l -i -in, harness; 5- ft, McCormick mower. TERMS CASH-^If credit ,1s desired see youi- local banker before attending sale. No property to be removed until settled f6r. Not responsible for any accidents that may occur during sale. Jim MiMaiid & C. R. WoM COL. WM. RILEY, Anctioneer; HUMBOLDT NAT Cottage Grove Ladies Will Serve Lunch. L. BANK, Clerk.
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