The Iola Register from Iola, Kansas on December 28, 1944 · Page 6
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PAGE SIX THE lOLA REGISTER 1882- -CHARLE3 F. SCOTT- -1938 AXGELO SCOTT, Publisher. Entered at thi» lolii, Kansas. Post Office as Second Class Matter. Telfiphone 18 • ti'rivatij lin'mh Kxchanue Connecting All Departments.) ; - ; SUBSCKIPTIOX K.\TES Outside .\lleii and Adjoining Counties One. Year _ : $6.00 Six Months $a.oi) thrteMoilths ; SLTfr-f One. Month _ 75c : In .Vllen end Adjoining Counties One Year i $5.00 Kix.Months ?2.50 Three Months _..$i.5p Onp Month 65c 111 Kansas add 2% sales tax to above rates. : MEMBEll ASSOCIATED PRESS : The UeKister carries the Associated Press report by ^ special leased wire. The Associated Pre ^H is exclusively entitled to use lor; republication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwi>;e creditetl in tjiis' paper am! also the local news published herein. richts of republication bi •peclal dispatches herein are also reserve<l. : Bible Thought for Today God i» interested in friendless jKople, made outcasts by tyrants. They ar0 God's children jnst the saine: The Lord preserveth the strangers—Ps. 146:9. TKB ICyLA REGISTER, iTHURgPAY EXTENING. DECEMBER 21,1944. . NOT SO SMART it seen\s to me that the Japan- .;disp!ay an amazing dumbness in .their military tactics these days. ,Why, for example, should they ha-Ve sent a naval task force of oni' irnttle ship, one cruiser, and six- dc.stroyers to shell the Island of iMindoro 11 days after the Ameri- cjihs had landed, built an air strip, dud prepg'red themselves" completely any tyi)e of defense? At the best, the ships could .scarcely have inflicted more than mlJior and scattered damage. At the they could all havei been destroyed to no purpose whatever. Uiider anj' circumstance they kney/ they werr walking right into the ja\Vs of American airpower which certainly wouldn't let them complete their excursion without .some attack. ACtunlly half the force was lost arid virtually no damage done to - our, i!;Lstallations or forces at Mindoro. Any way you look at it, the venture was ill conceived and futile.; • * * , The- Jap defeixse of Leyte wa.s equally uninspired. Day after day reihforcentents were attempted under a witfierlng air defense which sent at leitst half of all the transports to the bottom drowning tens of .thou.sands o1 hapless troops. The' Japs knew the air defense was there: they knew they were helpless to counter it: they knew their transports would be like sitting ducks on a pond. Yet still they poured them in, eventually sacrificing 115,000 troops, i^robably the largest single loss iri Japanese military annals. You can't call that very smart. * * * The .sea battle in connection with the Leyte, campaign was the most dusastrous of all, costing the Nips half of their remaining capital ships. In this case, brilliant tactics on' the part of our naval forces were periiaps more responsible; for tlie victory than dumbness on the part of the Japs. But there was at least one phase of the bat­ tle'in which the Japs muffed their opiMrtunities completely, were in a position to overrim a negligible de- fendinij force and inflict tremendous damage on our transport con~ centrations in Leyte harbor but inexplicably r failed to do so. If yon'^think Eisenhower ha-s a feW explanations to make for letting the Germans break through: his.lines and gain a temporary ad-^ i f-^. vantage on the western front, how' wdijld .vou Uke to be the Japanese foinmando'r who has to explain our victories of the past two months iri the; Philip5)ines? LAVIATS AND PAJAMAS Tliere is something fascinating about these interminable lists of property the government is now offering for sale as surplus. My newspaper-bred curiosity rises to fever pitch as I read, such items, for example, as the following: Item: 8,300 each Pa jama Coats, new; 6,761 each Pajama Trousers, new. Curiosity: What happened to the other 1,539 trousers? I saw a movie once in which the heroine met the hero at a pajama coimter where he wanted to buy trousers only because he never slept iri tops and she bought the tops because she slept only in them.' But I didn't know such whimseys were common practice in the army. Item: 500 each bags, sand; new, small, 10 oz. canvas, 8x3 in. Curiosity: What in the world does the army do with small sand bags? Do paratroopers carry them for sil- etly slugging their unwary victims? Item: 121,731 each panels] cotton; new, white, 18x18 with metal eyelets in all four corners. Curiosity: "What are they? 'What will: they be used^or when somebody buys them? Item: 545,844 each jwckcts, new and used, magazine, O. D. 4.x5'i: in. Curiosity: Just what will U. S. civil life do with half a million surplus magazine pockets? Item: 4,444 each straw hats, new, straw work hats. Curiosity: Did you ever see a .soldier in a straw hat? Item: 1,104 laviats. used, braid- ••> ed cotton, 25 inches long with ring ' 'i* The Eternal Optimist lOLA, KANSAS WW OUR PEOPLE Copynght, E. P. Dutton & Co., 1944; A„ PURITAN VILLAGE IN 1680 ; in VFTER Oliver Hillman had dt;- parted Captain Walling stood muring for a moment. The youi>g man's desire to keep company wflh Harriet had not surprisigd hiiri: he had noticed Oliver's bashful; sheepish expression whenever hv, v/ar it in- girl' pr;se;ice. Tiie Captain hoped i woulu tur- w^l, and he the ight might-ii i yoking Hillmar. couli ever over-' " " 'coriie nis ba^ohfulne. '• th po^nt of.5.asking ti'-:r t> marry him. Harriet \va- 1 , he reflectea, end it was about tim to think of marrying, .n the Puritai schewe of .t.'iings there war no place Jti>r old maids or bachelors. Wa|t- stiil Walling's niec Prudence never married, anc. now at t^e of 25 fhe was for al' time pn the shell She had n home of tier own, Dut liver* with various rel,i- tiv<GS, .•re of the childrun ana helping with Itie houseworic. 'in Sudbury there was one in»n cla.s'ific6 -J .-< bachelor, Eno^h FraJc, wht h.jt reached the ai^e oV :w v.ithiiu marryins. Under tlii: l-.,v li' tici ' tr report to the >oli>l 1. 1.1 J.:'-••"•ate—who was Captain iii >;~!rom time to tin-<t to'civf itccount of his doing. Diitributcd by NEA Scr.icc, I No, he reflected, she will never be an old maid, and I hope Oliver Hillman wi^l be my son-in-law. Thep he said, "Tut, tut, -no sense in counting isheep so far ahead." 1* • * COMETIMBS Walling rode ^ around the farm, but on this clear, sunlitj day he decided to walk, so he started oiit afoot. He I was a tall man with broad shoul- I ders and rikddy complexion. His 'co-turn- wasj that of a prJosperous col niai of \ the period — knee breeches smc! boots which came up to th- kiiees, waistcoat of scarle^ velvet, and a dark-brown coat of fustian with silver buttons. He dic[ not weai a belt or suspenders; his knee breeches were tied t> the lining of his waistcoat by points, which were pices of tape made usually of silk. His shift was of white linen, to which there was attached a vith "falling bands." Editorial and Neva Items from The lola fiegixUT of December 28, 1894 50 YEARS AGO and snap each end. Curiosity: What is a lavlat? • •e> « 4 4k « It 1 Of all the nights in the year the isn't in Webster's unabridged die- | one most eagerly longed for and tionary. I ecastically enjoyed by the children Items; 2.700 i-olLs stockinette; 1,-j is the night before Christmas. A 116 Rucksacks (pack frame adaptable for converting skis to emergency sled); 16,500 surgeon's gloves size 6; 414 grenade carriers; 469 gasproof curtairLs: 5.918 anti-aircraft targets; 45,420 magazine belts: 849 fire restitant canvas hoods; 2,008 waterproofed orange seme- phere flags. Curiosity: Who will buy 'em? What will they do with 'em? -. - I'ii-y^ rr.v blind llyi7is test, sir?" "You forgot your rubbers, dearl" beautiful custom that has grown up in lola is for the Simday schools to prepare special services on that evening, and to distribute simple eifts of candy, fruit and nuts to all the children. At the Reformed church . there was a musical and literary program entitled "Babe of Bethlehem." A tree illuminated with candles was the only decoration. 'At the Presbyterian church the services consisted of appropriate songs, readings and recitations. At the close of the last song the sleigh of Santa Clause was heard jingling merrily as he drove around the dhurch and entered through a window in the rear of the ptilplt into a postoffice that had been arranged for the occasion. He at once opened the General Delivery window and distributed oranges and candies to all. Because of the fact that they were to give an elaborate pro- gi-am at the Opera House in the evening, the Methodist Simday school had its treat at 3 p. m. There was a real sleigh Instead oS a tree at the Baptist church, and some reindeer that looked a good deal more real thari they were, and a "King" of a Santa Claus who created great laughter and scattered the nuts and candies and things. There were songs and recitations and a very happy group of young people. At the Christian church there was a tree filled with bags of candies, nuts and fruit, and there was the usual nretty program of songs and recitations. The Second Baptist had a good program also and treats for all the children. Nazi Rocket Truck in Warsaw V /MliiiE- /j.;rriiitted him to live i(s :i •t.'j.ii'iv.i v/itb Jonathan Bracj- bivy ri his family, and the t 'Jci r keep Magistrate ilormtfl of his goings ii!:. .'jnu various activ';- WiiMuir :iiVl 1...1- ti.- Unen collar The bands ^ook the place ofa necktie. On his head he wore a felt hat with a wide brirh and a high crown.' waistcoat. ari.-Hi,;.- , ;0«)t-|r„i>.>' l'^r"!.;d'?!ici.' .i< I •ision Walling, with >i I '.iciitions, tried to nicii.- . between thjs mijjo and his nie=<ie liis <-fIorts came tp n(>Uiiviij ?jioch .ippeared to be a v /£^:"ai:-li.'trr. He said eniphatic- cajly I' he r.\cr intended t^ inarry. ; .idc!i(.-f merely turned lip her rinse ai-j sniffed disdairi- i'-Jly wncn the matter wqs "Dibught to her attention. V/aliing then thought of hi/ V .^-^ charming daughter. His scarlet vest, or yai. very long; it reached nearjy to his knees. Captain 'falling crossed the barnyard anc the vegetable garden that lay just beyond it. A large anu tattsred scarecrow stood in the. garden, "'•it it was.ineffec­ tual in Warding otf fhe fjocks of black-coated birds. In ino spring and early surimer, until the corn and the vegetable's were well- grown, Walli)ig had to keep one of the farm lands as a watcher over . the crc p. "This man was armed with :i musket which lie fired into the air now and tlien. _ Plowing and corn planting were going on and Captain .Walling, as he looked across the fields, could see several plow at work. Colonial farming was crude, inefficient and slovenly. The farmers of that dky knew nothing of crop rotation,! and their tendency was to work jthe soil to exhaustion. They' jthrew away their stable manurje instead of using I it to enrich the soil. Tliey let their hogs run wild in the wood^s on the tiieory that ."i diligent pi£ could pick up enough acorns, or one thing or another, to sustain himself. The pigs did keep alive, but when tiiey were rounded up for slaughter there was seldom enough pork on one of tlicm to furnish more tli .Tn three or four moal.s for a farmer's hearty family. • The colonial plow was a primitive, awkward implement, crude in design and ill-adapted to thi. work at hand. The agricul'ui:—!. 'Tiethods rf the 17th century viTO almost precisely the as ihose ot tiie seventh cc!rr.-ry. For lOOC years —or. betic;- T> '2000 years— there had be?;; >!o improvement of any import;.. vje in tlie cultivation of the soil. The modern plow, the use of fertilizer, the reaper, the mechanical thresher, the cotton gin—all these originated in the 19th century. Corn was the chief food crop for many years in th- New England colonies. Indigenous to America, com was unknov/n in Europe. The Indian'; taught the settlers how to plant it, harvest it, and turn it into food. It is an interesting and curious fact that the North American continent Licked so many fruit.s and vcRPtables that .ire now grown in profusion. Corn was .American, but wheat .-ind ont.'i were unknown until broiiKhi by settlers from' Europe. Crnp(-s grew wild and in groat iiiotiisjoii, but there were no apjilu'.s or peaches or ijoars until th-j : i-ed was brouglit across the ocean nnd planted nn American soil Apples wore r-ii't c.'.ten, howrvcr. in large quar'.'ics; most ol the croj) V.TIS u.=cd it) make cider, which v.'r,.s an immensely popi:!..i- beverage in the '7th and 18th centuries. Persimmons, cherries and strawberries were well knov/n to the Indians. (To Be Continued> This dramatic pictore, cleared through a neutral source, shows a Nazi rocket shell leaving a portable pjatfor Hi a devastated street of Warsaw, wher« Polish, patriots, who premuturely revolted against the Germans just as the Red Army was turned back from the g^tes of the Polish capital, continue to hara-ss the Nazis. This picture also reveals the extent of the ruins in the city. The young ladies about town are preparing to entertain their young gentlemen friends at luncheon on New Year's evening. REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS By lola Abstract Company Clyde Thompson, 1^. tern, im w M« aamx. wc T . w. am. u.t. POT, ert. "!Icr.sliifl ends at-llio next st()p—and who'd ever thought X^^e'd see the day when we regulated our lauguage by :. . • shiftsr December 27, 1944. Allen County State Bank to Thos. H. Bowlus, an imdivided % inf. in N. \'-^ of 31-25-20; lot 10, Ftmk 's 2nd Sub. of W. 'i of NW. % of 125-18: also beg. at SW. cor. of E. % of NW. 'i of 1 -25 -18 th. N. 1256.3 ft., th". E. 427 ft., th. S. 208 ft., th. E. 268 ft. to SE. cor. of lot 14 of Edwards & Manley's Sub., th. S. 1048.3 ft. to S. line of said 80. tb. W. to beg.; the W. Vi of NW. M and SE. of NW. \i 2 -24-18; the NE. 'i of NE. ',4 19-24 -18; the NE. H 24-25-18; the NW". U 9 -2418; the E. of NE. '4 8 -24-18; the SE. •', 28-23-18; the NW. % 13 -2418; the NW. U 3-24-18; the NW. W of 17-24-21; com. at NW. cor. of NE. U 18-24-18. running th. E. 5 ch., th. S. 40 ch., th. W. 5 ch., th. N. 40 ch. to beg., con. 20 A, also that part of NW. H 18-24-18 lying E. of Neosho R.. des.: Com. at N. quarter section cor. of said sec. 18, th. S. 26.50 ch. to left bank of river, th. in northerly direction along said left bank to N. line of said sec., th. E. 6.50 ch. to place of beg., con. 1851 acres: Com. at a point 70 rods S. of NE. cor. of SE. % of 8-25-18, th. S. along section line to middle of bed of Neosho River, th. following bed of Neosho R. in southwesterly direction to where same Intersects S. line of 8-25 -18, th. W. along said sec. line to point 80 rods 'W. of SE. cor. of 8 -25-18. th. N. 20 rods. th. W. 80 rods. th. N. 70 rods, th. E. 160 rods to beg., con. 71 acres, $1.00. Thas. H. Bowlus. single to Bruce J. Bowlus. the NW. »4 of 13-24-18. SI.00. fAR imdivided '4 interest.) Thos. H. Bowlas, single, to Leigh V. Bowlus and Kathryn. his wife, as joint tenants, an undivided 'i- int. in and to NW. of sec. 3-2418. $1.00. Thos. H. Bowlus, single, to O. R. Bowlus and Ethel Bowlus. his •wife. a.s joint tenants, an imdivided Vi int. in and to NE. '4 of ?4-25-18: NW. '4 9-24-18; SE. 28-23-18;.E. H of NE. « 82418, $1.00. , .x-i Tlios. H. Bowlus. single, to Hazel B. Bowlus. an undivided Mi int. in and to Com. at'NW. cor. ol HE. V4 18-24^18, running th. E. 5 -ch.,' Goodno hi.*; wife and William E. th. S. 4fi ch., th. W. 5 ch.. th. N. Goodno anil Mary A. Goodno, his 40 ch. to beg., con. 20 acres; also wife, tb George H. O'Brien and that part of NW. % of 18-24-18 ly- Hazel J. O'Brien. lot 12, block 5, ing E of Neosho River des.: Con.1. at Rhoades Add. to lola, $2,112.50. N. quarter section of said sec. IR,' th. • S. 26.50 ch. to the left bank of r^ver, i NO I 'RETZf'LS'.' • th. in a<:northerly direction along said left bank of N. river to N. 'line of said sec. th. E. 6.50 eh. to beg.. Provo. Uttih. Dec. 28. lAP)—Six T-bone steaks, ihr'ee i^ounds of but- 'I ter, two cartonsof Tggs: four cartons GENEVA Tiic G. G. club mei with Mrs,. Heltin Perkins last Thursday. Tht^ secret pals names were revealed and, new. names for the coming year were chosen. The 4-H club held a parly and Christma.s exchange at the school i house Monday evening. The school children gave a Christmas program Thursday night and-l after the program Santa Claus came and helped distribute gifts off the treel There was also a gift exchange. . The school is having a vacation J this; week. Miss Iladel Sherwood came home from Kansas City Saturday night [ for a visit over Christmas with her \ parents. Mrs. Delmar Sherwood of' NeoSho Falls w-as also a guest at the Sherwood home Christmas day.. Mrs. Elva Spicer and Mrs. Law- • renfie Dennison entertained at din- \ ner'Sunday at their home in lola," Mr.; and Mrs. Arthur Dennison of Jimction City and Ed and Ida Perkins, of Geneva. Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Smith of Wichita and Ai\iMH 2-c and Mrs. Earf Smith and Gary of Hutchinson ^spent the week-end here witli relatives. Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs: Ed Townsend were Mrs. Alice Yowell and John, AMMH 2-c and Mrsi Earl Smith and Gary, and Dennis Mortimer. The lola State Bank CHECKIl^G ACCOUNTS SAVINGS ACCOUNTS CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT LOANS SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES TRAVELERS CHEQUES MEMBER FEDERAL, DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORP. con. 18.2i acres; Also com. at ^a of cigarettes, five lx>xes. of choco-1 point 70 rods S. of NE. cor. of.-.SE. lates and considerable beer were the; '^ 8-25-18, th. S. along sec. UniJ to objectives of the burglarizing raid- middle ot bed of river, th. foil. -bed ers. of river ^ SW. direction to where ! They passed up the money in the same intersects S. line of 8-2c-'-18, cash register^ : . th. W. along sec. line to a point. 80 ^ — rods W. of SK cor. of said section | cluiton, la.— Nine-vear-old .John- 8-25-18, th. N. 20 rods, th. W, 80;,.^y fervcnllv. wishes hLs mother rods. 70 rods, th. E. 160 rods ; ^o^^j^i change her Red Cross war to beg., con. 71 acres. 'relief production work. "When she What To See In Kansas City Ray M.; Myers and ' Grace- J. Myers, his wife, Samuel L. Goodno returned home carrying a bundle of diaper material, he protested. and Grace Goodno his wife, Charles j "Gee. Mom, do yoy always have to P. Goodno and Jeimie Goodno, his \ sew those? Tlie kids are teasing wife, Otis B. Goodno and L^dia the life out of. m?." THOS. H. BOWLDS, President L. V. BOWlJuS, Cashier. G. a. BOWLUS. Vlce-Pres. GEO. H. MACK, Assistant Cashier. Allen County State Bank lOLA, KANSAS CAPITAL $30,000.00 SURPLUS $100,000.00 bEFOSITS OVER ONE MILLION DOLLARS Deposits insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Washington, D. C. Maximum Insurance for each depositor $5,000.00. THIS CURIOUS WORLD For'a Happy New Year: Riot of fun at Hotel Continental's New Year's Eve party. Continental' Room, dancing. Johnny Coon's orchestra, breakfast; also dinner-dancing, Chiquita andvGirl Band, Penguin Room . . . "Sohs of Fun" Broadway revue, Thursday-Sunday, December 28-31, matjnees Saturday, Sunday, Music \ Hall . . . New Year's Party, dancing, ! Municipal Auditorium . . . Forecast for 1945: Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, Saturday - Sunday nights, Sunday matinee, January 6-7, Music Hall . . . Don Cossacks, famous Russian chorus, Monday night, January 15. Music Hall . . . "Gypsy Baron," Strauss operetta. Tuesday evening, January 23, Music Hall . . . Rex; Stout, chairman War Writers Board,-lecture, Monday night. January -22, Music Hall.—Betty B. Rock of Ages Beauty NOW and FOBEVEB WILLIAMS MONUMENT WORKS —Anthorlsed Dealer— - 35 Yean is lob ---YOU- CRIWOUNE IS WHICH OF THS ;FOLLOWIN<& ? A K//^D Of^ OJOTH • - AKUSS/A/V FO/STReSS A TYPE OFL£77VC£ COPP 1944 WE* INC. I M. REC U. VPAT. OFF. ONE HOUSEWIFE IM THR^B IS TURNING INjWASTE FATi Dr. Wayne E. FranU OPTOMETRIST ' Kenneth Abell, Optlelaa IW E. MadiMB lola, Kanaaa Phone 176 ANSWKR- A k.ind of stiff cloth very popular in hoop ykivt days. NEXTi Ttfc flsh-euttiie Jupsi. V.J.EVANS TYPEWRITER EXCHANGE i'YPEWRITEKS TO SENT An Makes of Typewfltw Bepaired AODINO MACHINgB CASH REOISTEB8 8CAUE8 AB Work Gnranteed Can tm Free Estbnata IN E. Jackson Ftwne ISM Can Profit From The Want-Ads So many people have learned the value thQT deriye from regular reading of the clarified section of The Register that we wonder it isn't put up on the front page. But it does its business very nicely where it is, thank you, and we venture to say that the next time you open the paper you will want to be one of many reading each ad carefully. THINGS TO BUY OR SELL—USE WANT ADS ALWAYS. TELEPHONE 18-19. THE lOLA REGISTER

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