The Iola Register from Iola, Kansas on December 29, 1944 · Page 4
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PAGE FQBR- THE lOLA REGISTER 1882-^—CHARLES F. 8C0TT- ANOELO 8CPTT. P^blUher, Kntereit at the laid, Knnsas, Poit Offlea u Second Class Itatter. ' Ti;lopbone 18 ! Private BrKnrli Kxchan»e Connecting • , • All DeportmentBi) ; SUBSCRIPTION RATES OiKside Allen and Adjoining Counties One tear _ __;$e.00 Six 7 %lftPtlis :*3.00 three, Jlnnths ;<ll.75 One Month - 7S« . in Allan and Adjoining;Counties Olio Xenr ?5.00 Six ilnnihs $2.50 Tl.ree'Sronllis »1.50 One .Month N .. _ 65c In Kansas add 2% sales tax to above rates. Mi-ninKIl ASSOCIATED PEESS Thp Iti-yisler carries the Associated Press rnpHrt .by special leased wire. The Associated I'ress is exclusively entitled to-use for reimWiciition oi all newrs dispatcbea creditpi' to it or not otherwise creditifd in liiis psviicr and also the local news pub- lishwl herpiii. .\I1 rishta of republication of tpecial dispatches herein are also reserved. Bible Thought for Today Do'; yon excuse yourself while sprea«tjng: gossip about others whose Kins differ from ours, but are' no worse? any one of you be deceived by the deceitfulness of sin. —Heb. 3:13. PANACEAS The' panacea experts are busy again with one-way plans to solve the problem of full employment aft• IT the. war. Perhap-s the simplest and most worlhif;.s.s yet offered is already In the foiin of a bill before congress. Jt would jjrovlde for two national ljudn (.;t .-i. One would include all pro- po.sed E -xpeiidlture.s by private em- ployei:,; the other whatever ejt- licnc^tuies were deemed necessary ' • |jy the i4.)verninent to bring the to- i;il imtluy for the year up to the J. point required for full employment. ]u otiKri- words, the bill would guftr- :uU(L' in advance that whatever un: emijloyment existed after private indu.siiy had done its best would be ati.soibed by government public The tjiily difference between this Ijiojjoii::! and What the. New Deal actuaiJy did all during the Great • Dejjres.sion Is one of degree. The new proposal would operate on. a little grander scale and would pysh •the country correspondingly faster ;ind further into debt. That is all. No solution to anything is offered here. In fact the whole . ijroblein. of full employment is how to provide enough productive jobs .so that the government WONT" have to provide employment - tlirougli taxation. If government employment Ls a solution to tjie problem, then complete socialLsm with government providing all the ^ ,iob.s iS the only logical conclusion. This isn't what the country wants, /.is it? I • • « . Another panacea is offered by: a certain Roy B. Nelson of Minne- apbli.s; j^-ho Ls printing folders about it and mailing them to everyone.^ Ml'. Nelson would take care '.of i ''the unemployed by hiring them out as "extra.s" to the nation'.s private " .cmplover.s with the understandr ink' Ds'itl if said employment caused a lo.s.s r:f the employer after a rea- .sonabic; time, the government would absorb that lo.s.s. Proof of loss would-, be by affidavit of the em- .ployer,'. . The idea here is laudable enough. If government must subsidize em- ))loynie.nt. why not do it the cheap way by using the existing biuiir KSt-up instead of creating \ a !!0vernhient public works prograni? And Hhy not put the unemployed wlieie they will produce for the private economy instead of only eltiiiL; up tax money in wages? - Surely of them would produfce enough at least partly to pay their .way, i.hiis costing the government considerably less tban the total amount of wages guaranteed. This Is not so bad in theory. In practice, my guess is that it would be an unholy mess. Every employer would swear that every "extra" caused him a loss. Why not? Under competitiye enterprise, doesn 't an employer always voluntarily hire every person he possibly can IF he thinks the investment in bis wages will turn him a profit? Isn't it an inescapable presumption that beyond that limit new employees would be carried at a loss? But what loss? Complete or partial? How could it be determined? Would the government examine the books of each of several million employers and try to analyze the effect of the "extra's" wages on increase or decrease of profit for the year? Obviqusly this would be a hopeless and futile job as well as an interminable one. The only out would be to accept the employer's affidavit, as the author of the plan suggests, and this would open the doors to chiseling of the sort. Every employer would compete for as maiiy extras as he could get the employment service to allocate to him. He would use them for what he could and charge it all to the government as "loss". The taxpayers would still foot the bill. The benefits would accrue unequally to private, parties (who were the best manipulators and the'biggest liars) to the disadvantage of their competitors. THE lOIA RESGISTER. FRmAY EVENING, DEG 2&, 1944. Along thy^^-to As a matter word "panacea" of fact, the very is a paradox. It day was spent very enjoyably at means one solution to many prob- | the Tom Green home with their lems—and there ain't no such ani- ; son Marion and wife of lola, and mkl. If many problems exist, manv \ J^^"f^'"' ,^^' Paul ^ Weast and ,,, r X ' husband of Moran, as dinner guests solutions will be required. In no. afternoon callers were their case is this more obvious than in ; daughter, Mi-s. Charley Norman the quest for full employment. In- [and Mr. Norman and children of volved is every problem of produc- j Moran, and Mrs. Wilson of lola i, jt \ .u 4., , ,'Mr. and Mrs. Green 'also received tion, distribution, price, profit, and. chrLstmas greetings and a letter investment in the whole economic from their son Leverett Green, who system. No single wave of a magic is somewhere overseas. Leverett is wand will perfect our cranky, i a mail clerk aboard ship. I Mr. and Mrs. Barnes and fam- .stumbling night. economic sj'stem over- Yank Is Best Man Jap Midier- ^notional, likely to "blow up" in tight spot, liaht on incjividuol initiative. U.S.soldier Cool, determined, has initiative, able to switch plans to meet existing situation r Average weight I17'/j pounds Average weight 145 pounds @ lOLA, KANSAS Camigl". E. r. Dutton C^Ca., 1944; pUR PEOPLE, ^" c ^s."- Bu.ied on iiilurnidtiun conlairied If) an OWI I 'epuM un the chui .letei lallcs and tidits ol Die Jap soldier, the chail above LOM- trasts the average Jdp with the average .Aiiiencaii Dou^hbuy in height and weight The Yank is far superior in his ability to "eany on" in tight spots. But. the report adds, the belief that the Jap is d stupid, insensate peasant is completely erroneous -he Jias, on the aveiage, the equivalent of two years -of high school, has been tiaining for military life since the age of 8. and his couiage is unquestioned. ily, Mrs. Pauline Ensminger and mother, Mrs. Carrie Phillips and Mr. Walter Ensminger were visiting Mr. and Mrs. Herschel Smith Wednesday evening. Mr.'and Mi-s. Gene Ha.stings and daughter Ruby of Emporia, Mr. and Mrs. Willard Hastings of lola were dinner guests of Mrs. Hastings mother. Mrs. Carrie Phillips and her sister, Mrs. Pauline Ensminger and sons. George and Ernest, on Chri.stmas day. Mr. and Mrs. Miles Knox and children entertained the following, guests at the home of Mr. Knox's father. Mr. Sam Knox, on Sunday, December 24: Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Ru.ssell and children, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Stanley and children, Mrs. Blanche Powell and son. Mrs. Ella Stanley and DoUene Stanley, and Mr. Sam Knox. Mrs. Ernest Lassman and little son .spent Tliursday with her mother. Mrs. Lowell Baumunk and fam- il.v. Mr. Sam Grobe of Parsons, was in LaHarpe Thursday. Miss Marianna Grobe, who had been visiting her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Moore, returned to Parsons with her father. Mr. Fred Geer. Jr.. and wife came from Wichita Saturday to visit his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Pi'ed Geer, Sr.. .south of LaHarpe. They nil were of Mrs. Bemice Zll- liox of lola. a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geer. on Christmas day. Why not use a lifetime fountain pen for signing world peace guaranties? Regular services both morning and evening at the Baptist, Methodist and Holiness churches. /V PURITAN VILLAGE IN 1680 IV TTHE basic principles of human conduct in the Piuritan Cfvili- zation were Work and Piety, but they were inseparable-and had to be practiced together. If you had been a Puritan of the 17th ten- txiry you might have been possibly one of the most willing,-^ industrious and capable worker^ in the colony. But if you had lacked Piety, if you had neglected ;the church, if you had played gajnes on Sunday, if you had observed Christmas as r. holiday and a time of merrymaking, the heavy hand of authority would have falleri on you and most of your holicjays woidd have been spent in the stocks. ; But on the other hand, let.^us suppose that you were as pipus as Cotton Mather, that you neyer failed to pray and to attend church, to read the Bible and; to keep the holy commandmetits; but, let us suppose further, that you never got out c£ bed until" 10 in the morning, that you ne*er did a stroke of work and scorifed industry of all kinds. In that case, though your Piety woyld have been commendable you would have found yourself in the stocks, side by side with the atlS- ist who made work his religion. The Walling family combined Work and Piety in such sou^d proportions that the two parts fitted together perfectly. Every member of the family— except the very young children — )iad some kind of work to co. Even little daughter Patienc e, who was only 8, had been taug-it to embroider sahiplers and 'Ja hem table napkins. • * • TTENR 'y, the oldest son—he wgs •*• 22—^was employed by I HS uncle in Boston. This relatKe owned a number of vessels thr-i made trading voyages to the We.^ Indies. Yoimg Henry did not expect to remain permanently in the shipping trade. His fathei- wanted him to pass a few years in that occupation, and to make voyages in the ships so that he might learn something of the world at; flrst hand. After his experience iin business and travel he was to come home and give his time to' the Walling farn. and other properties. The second son, who had the The large number of napkins was due to the fact that forks had not come into use as table implements. Food was picked up on the flat end of a knife, or in a spoon, or with the bare hands. Whenever bones were, encoim- tered, as in a turkey or a piece o£ pork, both hands were used. In the course of an ordinary meal Puritan name o.' Feargod, worked [the hands became soiled several on the farm imde. Siamuel Gay [tinjes. Befor- ea h person at 'Jie lord. He wa. nov a>aborer but tabic stoou .. small ewer of wa- a kind of student, learning what ter ^n hich he would dip his he could. Feargod Wallin cher- 'lands „nd wipe them with .. nap- ishefl a deep and rankllr.g discon- l^i 'i- -"-s a rt 'ult many napkins tent which brok ou' occasion- ^ -re us^d '; ea;h leal. ally in tantrums, or /if c ttmpt He did not warn, to be . farmer; iVaitstill's wife Rebecca, a plump and blooming matron, was he had no interest in the soil, in|b".sy every day ^rom morning to agriculture, in stock breeding, yet jmght with household tasks. Behe was bound tci tlase occupa-• sidet ner grown daughter she had tions, probably loi life. If he two maids to help her, and all of lived today he would be called an them ,iad as much as they could intellectual. In 17th-century j do. Cooking stoves did not exist New England the ; only pur- —noboay had <=ver heard f such suits open to an intellectual were I thing—and the hugr meals were the ministry and schooltoacnint Feargod, although . faiti.ful Puri tan, wa;: no. sufficiemlj theological in tempera., - .nt tc pass l-.i- life preaching o. Biblical texts. As to schoolteaching—thiit was impossible. In aT colonial communities the schoolteacher stood low in the social- scale, and usually with good reason. He was often a drunkard, or ne'er-do-weii, and his pay was so small that he had to live in a state of perpetual shabbiness. No, Feargod Walling did not want to be a schoolmaster. • » « . TTARBIET, the Wallings' oldest daughter, had been taught to do everything that belonged to the duties of a Puritan'housewife. Part of each day she spent in the spinning and weaving room in the leanto, where she spun ilax and wool and wove them into doth. Among her occupations was the accumulation of linen for her own hope cKest. She Jiad already 12 pairs of linen sheets. She had also 21 towels and 46 table napkins. cooked on an ipen -ire. In the /ard back of *he kitchen there was a brick oven Jor baking bread and roasting venison. All the water used in t':e house had to be brought by hand from well in the barnyard. In addition to the ordinary household activities there 'were others which . are entirely unknown to the modern housekeeper, such as candle molding, soap making, weaving and dyeing, the making of brooms and the brewing of beer for the household. Another of her jobs was the compounding of household remedies. Every girl, before her marriage, was trained to make palsy drops, mithridate, Venice treacle, snail water and pokeberry plaster, besides a long list of other salves and potions. There were no physicians in Sudbury and the nearest apothecary was in Boston, so the housewife had to be prepared to iiieot sickness in the family with remedies from her own medicine closet. . (To Be Continued) M. REG. U. S. PAT. OFf. "Cifo wliiz' cnn't llii' fact lliat il falls on a Siinday night ' ,1 )0 an excuse lo just sttiy home?" 25 YEARS A(iO Itef "«i Frdm The Ri ^elirter .December 29, 19J9, Miss Louisa Miller entertained very informally ye.sterday aJter- noon. The house was beautifully decorated with holly and Christmas bells. 'The afternoon was spent with fancy work.* Luncheon was-served to the following: Mrs. W. O. Lenhkrt, Mrs. R. B. Noithrup, Mrs. Cliftcin Clark. Mrs. Kenneth Poust and sjjn John, Mrs. J. n. Mittelbach and Cleo, Mrs. Carl Rltichey and Maurine, Mrs. Russell Harry and son Louis, Misses Ruth Scott, Marjorie Smith, Lu- •from J. E. Jones and the ne-w owner Is now operating the plant. He plans to Install electrical, equipment which will aid him in turning out more cabinet woj-k. Olin Jordan. find Miss Mildred Wiseman h^ve returned to their school work In Ottawa University. They are members of the freshman I and\sophomore. classes respectively. At the A. or -U. W. dance last night Mrs. Jack Boman and Mr. Frank Geist of. Humboldt won the prizes for being'the best waltzers. Mrs. Boman received a box of candy and Mr. Geist a -pair of silk hose. BAYARD ; ' Miss Zelma Sisson and pupils of '^Center Valley gave a very nice; Christmas program Thursday eve-^ ning. The school room was beau- > tifully decorated and Santa Claus ; appeared to distribute gifts from \ .the fine Christmas tree. There was ^ 6, large attendance of parents and friends. No school Friday at Cen- [ ter Valley nor this week. ; Lt. and Mrs. John A. Shetlar ar- i rived Wednesday evening from San-i Marcos, Texas, to visit his parents,'; .Mr. and Mrs. John M. Shetlar and I brother, Charles. Mr. and Mrs. ; Marvin Shetlar arrived from Co- ; lumbus, Ohio, Saturday morning, tg •visit during the holidays at the parr ental John Shetlar and Harry Shel- , j .ton homes. j; Ensign Wilbur Shank. U. S. N. R., , and Mrs. Shank, made a short visit | evening of December 17, at the j home of his grandparents, Mr. and ! Mrs. Jay Caldwell, enroute to Ba- j nana River, Florida, where he wiU i be stationed for further training',; Ensign Shank and Miss Alice Lew-:i is of El Dorado, Kansas, were mar-.i ried December 3. He was commls- sioned a few days before at Corpus. Chrlsti, Texas. Miss Merle Caldwell, Pratt, andi Miss Lois McCormack are here to spend Christmas vacation with Mr. ^"If Jof 'S ^llhtm 'Tanuite .uf -spent Chrlstma.s day at the several davs but is cainlne now ^- ^- Huston home, wast of Rls- '^Mn and Mrs ."LSefGi &nnd:!"«, Star school Mrs. Roy Ellis daughters, Eunice, Patsy and N^-^-"'^ daughters, Juanita and Wilma GOBBLERS DON'T GOBBLE Los -Angeles, Oec. 29. (AP)—Not an alarm-sounding gobble in a Morning services. Sunday school cene^Sp«icer, Bernice Bart&ls, Lou- | truckload qf turkeys! and communion at the Christian church. Plan to go to church Simday. Mi-ss Martha Brown has been visiting Miss Nola Jean Gilbert. I WATCH LOSER Los Angeles, Dec. 29. (AP)—Eighteen years ago Clifford Pegg lost a valuable wrist watch and asked police to look for it. The officers now have in jail a man on whom they said they foimd Peeg's missing timepiece. But the police do not know Pegg's present whereabouts. ^ "Il's-nlce of you lo siiy I look like jimr yirl buck lionicr— you see, Tin somebody^ nirl back bonie, too, and I liope jny hoy friend is sayiu;; tluit to some ^rJ soinewliere!" ise Heylihun, and Martha Cornish.! That's what I-jelen Goodrich of ^ • suburban Van Nuys concluded after Miss Margaret Smith enfertained ' thieves in the night trucked away last evening in honor of Miss Na- 200 birds. dine Nichokon of Kansas City, Mo. The turkeys, which she valued at The evening was spent with danc- $2,1.50, apparently, didn't emit a sluing and fcards. ; gle squawk. Somewhere Off the Coast of Prance—Naval code experts were hard pressed to explain a recent exchange of blinker messages between two France-botmd liberty ships. The conversation was as follows: "'What do you have aboard?" Thirty-four Red Cross clubmobile girls." "How come you get the break?" "It's our reward for nine trips across the channel." COWL ,»M rr "Look what wine did to us. Homer—let's leave the women and song alone!" E. W. Qeery, building contractor, ' Alaska has a population of onlv has purchased t,he lola planing mill 60,000— half whitt; and half native. THIS CURIOUS WORLD N1NETE>^ SPECIES OF SIR05 W/ERE COUNTED IN OWE ' DAY, -I.N A 9ueuc SauARE T W. REC. ui S. PAT. OFF. This one will cost you two (iollats a week more—if lias running water!" -Jean also visited at Bakers. Visit. omi Grace, Plainview, Kas., spent ,„ „. . _,„i,„„ „. . . _,, their three days vacation here vis-• ^rs^ A G^llham iting her mother, Mrs. Joe OiU-Pl'^'^^Ti ^^^'^ ham, Floyd Glllham and family and I ^J-f-'}'^ ^"' ^'i^"" ^l"^^' at the home of his sister, Mrs. Del- 1 Christmas day to make a few days bert Sisson and Mr. Sisson. ' Mr. and Mrs. Roy Ellis andi i daughters. Juanita, Maxine and WUma Jean, spent Sunday at the home of his brother, Louis Elljs and family, Hepler. , Mr. and Mrs. Finis Small and daughter, Jean Marie, Wichita, Mr, and Mrs. Q. E. Lacey. Moran, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hite. Marilyn, Marr tha and Linda Mae Hlte spent Christmas day with Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hite. Mr. and Mrs. Berley Mefford and children spent Christmas day with his parents at Bronson. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Glllham and June Ann spent Simday at the parental Fred Minckley home, east of Colony. SIGNALING SEAECHLIGHT Ready for duty on U. S. warships Is a new signaling searchlight tough enough to withstand the pounding pf heavy ocean waves and the '^hock of big guns fired close by. -a special glass, ten times stronger "Jhan plate glass. Is used for the iens, and withstands sudden chang- of temperature. '/• /Every state m the Union had a Rational' guard or its equivalent ^hen the war broke out.. Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Grove and daughter, Mary of Sedan, were Saturday afternoon callers at the Floyd Gillhara home. They were on their way to visit his sister near Welda and to spend Christmas at Ottawa. Mr. Orove was superintendent at Mildred several years and their.. friends were glad to see them again, i Mr. and Mrs. Roy Glllham spent j Christmas with her parents, Mr. I and Mrs. Albert McBee. j Monday afternoon visitors at the ' Ernest Baker home were: Mr. and Mrs. Lon Button, Russell and Lu- clenne Button, Chanute. They had There is approximately one motor I, Vehicle to every 10 miles of road ' 'h China. Dr. Wayne E. Frants OPTOMETRIST Kenneth AbeD. OpttdMi 108 E. Uadison lola, Phone 176 Rock of Ages BcMrtjr NOW auid FOBETEB WILLIAMS MONUMENT WORKS -Aothorted Dealer- S5 Yean ia lob NEXT: Do peacocks have ionfftails^ ... j_ THOS. H. BOWLUS. President Q. R. BOWLUS. Vlce-Prei L. V. BOWLUS, Cashier. GEO. B, MACK, Assistant Oasbier. Allen County State Bank TOLA, KANSAS CAPITAL $30,000.00 SURPLUS $100,000.00 DEPOSITS OVER ONE MILLION DOIXABS Deposits insared by the Federal Deposit Insurance Cor<- poration, Washington, D. C, Maximam Insnnmee for each depositor $5,000.00. V. J. EVANS TYPEWRITER EXCHANGE TTPEWEITEE8 TO BENT An Hakea of B« AODDTQ CASH f AS Woit; GcHmntoed Gaa for Free EsOmito Thblola State Bank CHECKING ACCOUNTS ' s|viNGS ACCOUNTS ' , CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT I LOANS i SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES TRAVELERS CHEQUES MEMBER FEDERAL DEPOSIT ZNSUBANOB CORP. BATllLESS DAYS Chicago, Dec. 29. (AP)—The 5,740 residents in suburban Oak Lawn have an imexpected shortage to contend with—water—with a request by Mayor Al Brandt that residents ciu-- lail bathing. The mayor a.sked rigid water conservation for the next 30 days when the village water system will be linked with Chicago's by 7,300 feet of pipe which is being laid. Meanwhile, water is being hauled ' ftom Chicago to the village, the reservoir being filled twice a day.

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