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PAGE FOUR r assasaBBsnssssBS THE ItfLA REGISTER 1862- -CHARLES F. SCOTT- -1*38 ANGELO SCOTT, Pablisher. Entered at the loin. KnnBJi*. I'ost Office u Becoad Clue jUatter. .Telephone j 18 (i'rivale Bnmch KxchiiiiJtP Connectinf ' All Deiiartmoi^ta.) HU(iSCi(Il'TI()X IIATK8 Oiiltidu Allen and Ailjo ninif Countio One Yeiir »6.00 SU -\f«i'lh» i.Jll.nO .Ohrci' .Moiilhn , fl.75 .\)nc Moiiih "!>'•. In All'^n and Adjoining Countlei 0111! ViMi' *5.00 Six MoMihi !f2.5(i -ThM.' Mn.itba Jl-SO Oni' MontU 8 '>o in Kaniiua add 2% lialen lax to above rates. •MIOSriiKli A.SSOC(ATKI) I'RK.SS • Tlif Uecislpr cnrrips the Ajfsoctntfd l *re ^3 rrpport Iiy NjH 'cial loasi 'd wire. Tlie A^so- rr «>HH is «.\t hi.sivi'iy entitled to use 'ior repnblieation of all news dispatches • credited to it or not otlierwij ^e credited in -this iHiper and al .-Jo the local news pnb- IMiod herein. All riKhts of republication of K»!Cial diffpatches herein are also reserved. president, War - Mobilization Director Byrnes, and members of congress are AIXi hoping ttiat the threat ot a national service act plus other manpower measures already being undertaken will be sufficient to make the necessity for it disappear before time for Its adoption actually comes around. J Perhaps we may all hope that, i If a national service act had^bcen j passed right after Pearl Harbor ! and pur home-front mobilization had been built around it all these years, that would be one thing. But to superimpose It now on a structure completely built up through other means and upon a different plan would be something quite different. It might easily catise more confusion than it would be worth at this late clay. THE lOLA REGISTER, MONDAY EVENING.. JANUARY t'heoiy and t*ractice HERS-:: s \ Bible Thought for Today , - It is easily said, but its realiza- ^(pn would make life of unparalleled g^ory: The grace of the Lord Jesus •Christ, and the love of God, and the QOmmunlon of the Holy Spirit be With you all.—2 Cor. 13:14. NATIONAL SERVICE :-• The president's annual message to • congres.s. was another call to arms, • a demand that the nation get down *»o business and devote its total and -complete energies to finishing up the war at the earlie-st possible day. Surely there can be no criticism 'til that demand. America's war production record has been colos-sal^ but no one will deny that high •mechanization and native skill have •-had far more to do with it than hard work, devotion, and sacrifice. ; There has been a lot of hard -.work, a considerable amount of 'devotion, but there has been scarcely any sacrifice at all. There is a world of .slack yet to be taken up, plenty of "fat" to be worked off. It i.s time, says the president, to ;t'ake up the slack, work off the fat, jiit 'i down to business and stay there until the last shot of both wars is fired. . To that end, he proposes again a national service act which would""get the right workers in the right places at llin rlKlit time," which -would boost the morale of our fight!:in(X men and be the effective ans- *wer to enemy beliefs that we will become halfhearted in the war and "they can get from us a negotiated tjeac'e." -i- * * Prom the beginning of the war I have been in favor of a national service act as a simple matter of justice. I have seen no reason why Americans who happened to be in the right age group and of sufficient physical fitness to make good soldiers should suffer ALL the compulsion and bear all the sacrifice. If they can be torn , from their wifes and families and marched into the face of enemy bullets, surely It is little enough to require that .those of us who stay at home be marched into the factory job most essential to war production. ; Perhaps no one disputes this theory. The actual argument revolves around the practical application of^lt. .Thus far, those have iyon out who argue that wage incentive and voluntary cooperation, being in line with all American tradition, will produce more "esprit cie corps" and more actual produc- Mon than any system based on compulsion and regimentation. That argument will be raised again in connection with the,president's new proposal; in fact, it already has been rni.sed by organized liibor which has vigorously opposed h \y. form of labor compulsion since the; war began. It Ls a cinch that it will be debated fully, | not to say furiously, before congress actually ehncts any .such legislation. • • • My own private gue.ss is that the THOSE 4 -F's Speaking of labor compulsion on the home front, one suggestion I can't fall in with at all is the "work or fight" proposal for 4-P's. Why pick on the 4-P's? Why is their obligation any greater than that of other Americans who are not fit for army service? Why .should a man under 38 with a weak heart or a crippled leg be required to "work or fight" while a man of 40 in perfect health is permitted to tend bar or 1-oaf or do whatever he pleases? That doesn't make .sense to me. In time of war. there must, of course, be an arbitrary division of the population into two groups— those who are physically capable of being soldiers and those who are not. And as a start toward drawing the line between those groups, we establish an arbitrary age limit above which it Ls presumed a matt is too old to be physically fit for soldier duty. But let us remember that physical fitness is the ONLY consideration which causes such an age line to be drawn. When the process of selection is complete, the healthy man of 45 and the unhealthy man of 25 have both been rejected from military service for exactly the same reason—physical unfitness. They are both in exactly the .same boat. Why should any distinction be made between them? II labor compulsion on the home front is necessary to keep our war plants properly manned, then why not be fair about it and make the compulsion apply equally to • all rather than only to the physically or mentally impaired? If we need a national service act. let's have it—for the whole country. If we don't need It, let's have no such illogical, unfair, half-substitute as a "work or fight" order for 4-F's only. 8,1945. lOLA. KANSAg WAY.OUR PEOPLE ^ Qpyfigh'. t. P. PuHon & Co., 1944; Dislribuled by NEA Unit*. Inc. ' A DAY IN A VIRGIN1.4 FLANTER'.S LIFE (1713) the Swam party went on tc . Uelmoro in the late afler- m 'ion Swain and Randall inade th«;ir horses ctit out capers in the rond, just for the fun of it. and now and then they would burst into drinking songs and old Eng- .^..^^.^ ... ...^ li.-h ballads. After awhile they I type ot Virginia plantation liouses became -weary of this horseplay I as they were '.n the early decades "' 'ot the 18th ceiituiy. It \vas gales of Belmore and up the circular graveled rond to the moimling tsioclc Ueforo tlie front dooi-. There they leaped oil tjieir ho'scs ai;d inrned them over to D;ivc and i\I;it. Tlie manor house at Belmore was iiew; it had been Dviilt in :710. In plan and architectural icutures it belonged to tiie latest Long-Range Buzz Bombs Developed by Germans Could Span Oceans in Next War, Experts Say MORE IIOiVIE WORK Portland, Ore.. Jan. 8. lAPi-At the end of a busy day as a windo^v washer, Levi Anderson arrived home and was put to work by the missus, helping with household chores. A few minutes later he was rushed to the hospital. He had cut his hand- while washing a window. aiid rode along sedately, in a manner that befitted men of standing in the colony. "Wo are getting near to Bel- ,-inrc." Randall .said, pointing to n long, low structure by the side of a creek. "There's your sawmill, Ned." "Sure enougli," Swain said, ".tnd in another half mile we'll i .-ome to the brickyard." He took more pride in these industries than he did in the long- reaching acres of the tobacco plantation. ''I've ne\er failed, even in the worst of years'," no told Randall, "to make good money out of the distillery, and the brickyard, and the sawmill, anti the carpenter shop. Even whr.-i everybody was losing money vaiobacco 1 was niHliing a profit w; these workfnops.'' Jn the distillery he made peach brandy, and the carpenter ahop was de\otcd to cabinetmaking in n rough way; it made l^itchcn furniture. Groups of workers, wiiito and black, appeared now and tlicn at the roadside. They were Swain's laborers, going home, their day s work over. Tlic male ser\'ant.': wore leather breeches, gray .shirts, cloth caps and leather coats. Most of them were barefoot, but three or four v.ore heavy, .square-toed' .shoes,'witliout .stoc!;ings. The Negro women had gowns of Jiiisoy- woolsey that v.-crc raised up to thtiir knees an.d fa.stened by ;i rope which ran around tiie waist. V TT was riot quite halt-past six wlic:i llicy trotted through the ouilt of dark red orick. The front steps Jed up to a terrace that ran eveiT day to replace the burnt candles with fresh ones. In the kitchen the cooking wa.s done at a huge fireplace, as in Now England. Stoves were unknown. Outside, in the yard near the kitchen, was a brick baking oven. It v.as used chiefly to bake bread and cakes. » » • AFTER lia\'ing been greeted pleasantly by Mrs. Swain, whom he had knowri several years. Henry Randall was shown to his room by a young Negro across the front of; the House. A jgirl. who brought him immediate- striking feature of the facade was *.lic imposing door frame of white marble. The ground floor had only three rooms—a long and wide Jiving room, a smaller veception room, and a dining room. A hallway that v.-as 15 feet wide ran through tlic iiouse. from front to btick. In tlie hallway rose a ciirvinr flight of stairs which ran gracefully to tlie .second floor. There were six bedrooms on Second floor of the main house, . but no bathrooms. The people of that era bathed only on o-are occasions, and when they did bathe it was in a wash tub brought into a bed-, room for tliat purpose. The main building had two cUs. or wings—oiie orr cac'n side, hi one of the wings there was a huge :vitchen on the lower floor. TJp- .sfairs there wei'e -rooms ior some of the house servants. The walls of the chief rooms were paneled in dark oak; the bedrooms had w.Ml paneling ot white i)ine or poplar. Tlie hall was so wide, the; -rooms so spacious and tiie ceilings :-'o lii.£;!i that the house gave a vi.iitor an im- prc-sion of airiness. All ovei the house sconces for candles v.-ere set ih the w:ills. Tlie job of keeping the place Jiglited tool: the whole titn'c of one slnve. The black mun inolded the candies, kept the sconces and. canrile- sticks poli.shcd, and went around ly - pitcher of water and some towels. He knew that dinner was ready, and he hurried through his ablutions. Tlien, with his face washed, his wig set straight, and the dust of travel brushed off his coat, Henry Randall descended leisurely the wide curving stairs. The family and guests were assembled in the large living room. Randall paid his respects to all in turn, bowing and taking their hands. First was old Mrs. Lightfoot, the mother of Sarah Swain; then in order came Mrs. Swain; Mr. and Mrs. Kirkland, who were house guests— their home was in Maryland; and tlie Swain grown-up children, Edward, .Ir., who was 21, and Frances (known as "Fanny") who was a few years younger. The .smaller children were having their dinner in a room off the kitchen. The dresses of the ladies \yero all \ohiniiiious, spreading around Ihcni in so many folds and frills Hint the .shape of the wearer had to be a matter of .inference rather than of observation. Tliese garments of silk were highly colored, and the f.nbrics had figured de- .signs on tliem. The effect wa.'i iirecisely the opposite of nunlike simplicity. When dinner was announced the party went into the dining room with the pleasant gravity of tittendnnls at a cheerful ceremony. (To Be Continued) Yanks inspect robot bomb launching site, from, which buzz-bombs were aimed at England. V-I2's are already hitting Britain. In next war. they may span ocean and strike at American industrial centers, military " experts believe. By THOMAS .M. JOHN.SON O • '-^^ :— NEA Military Writer 'range and'carrying capacity in bombs! Germans and-Japs nicked up and Washington. Jan. 8—It is far less I ^,1- paratriiopers de^ eloijed. The Germans were slow ' ' " • " " ' Armj :?nd Niivy today are iiiish- with their V-weapons. They migh ii;tr research and experiment not important that the Germans have counter-attacked us with some success, than that they have counter-i o'''-Y, to counter the flyinn;- attacked with new secret weapons and robot-bombs. This first reported use of V -1 on the battlefield in- havt' made D-dny impossible—which simply prov-ps rcseuiTh mu.st be un- death. blit how to turn it to oi-.'-jtensinR. After V-Dn.^ in Europe and purpose. Kocket production now lias! Asia Army ai?d Navy hope the coun- "must" priority. Soon we will b.^!'rv will not sink back into the com. ..spending-:8112,000,000 a month on! P'-^'Ccm, penuriousness of 1938. We st(?ad^f on cities. plu.s ini^rea.sinp de-! ajone. ^The lonely lands of the-mnst continue ip.spiiirh; must have Mojave De.sert in California will soon; money aiid^men.' see. strange experimenting with gen- -M ;ii. Gen. Olivrr P. Echols, chief Mine likenesses to Men fiom Mars. :\\r r .irce aiithorirv oil supplies, .says: This i.s^ bat one of many area:;; -nKi .iy -we liave the greatest Air velopment of long-range rockets, means'more than the los.- of .some ground, to our future and to the future of the! world. It emphasizes the recent warnings of leading militarv nnd naval authorities, that the fir.'-t timid )iopt-s ol those contrivances are developing into soarin.T flitthts-toward a fiitur'; jiroved explosives, we have ho idea what: the airplane of the future will be like or how the Air Force will oe equipped or operated in combat. We do kiiow that it will be quite different than It Is today and there is (Very reason to believe the changes in the next 10 years will be much preater than the changes during the la .st 10 years." Speed Essential Rear Admiral J. A. Fairer. Navy Coordinator of Research and Development, s-ays: "True security lies in speed of accomplishment." Secretaries Porrestal and Stimson have Just approved creation Of a new body that might be called "The Never Again Board." Its object is to see that never again shall we neglect .siiientific research. It will be a permanent group of notable American .scientists now being organized by tiie National Academy of Sciences^: to work with the Army and Nav.v»:in keepmg up with the newest developments. Tliat. Admiral .Purer: believes, is "the only way to keep nhcad in this complex technical war of mea.surc and counter- measiire" which will continu.? into peacetime. For other nations will not stpp research. Tomorrow science coiiquers us —unless we conquer science. I 25YEABSAG0 t '> Uem« From The R«^7lster •> • January 8, 1D20. •:• Co.. for a number of years. Mr. and Mrs. Brigham will make their home here. Their many friends Join in wishing them happiness. Miss Bernice Duiifee returned to ' Kansas City yesterday after a vi.sit ; I with her parents,; Mr. and Mrs. ' I James Dunfee. Miss Dunfee is a ] typist for Montgomery Ward. j Mi.s,s Edna Duncan left yesterday for Kansas City, Mo. Mrs. L. W. Duncan accompanied her and they will visit until Saturday with Mr. and Mrs.C. E. Bertram. On Saturday Mi.s.s Duncan will leave for Phil.idelphiii. where she Is working for the railroad. , Mrs. C. H. Beaumont. Mrs. M.irie ! ; Beaumont Sletner and little daugh- • j ter Bonnie Beaumont of St. Paul. ' I Minnesota, are visiiins? witli Mrs :J. S. Bissit. ! Mrs. L. M. Parrish and Mi-s. G. H. Beaver of Yates Center, who have been here visiting Mrs. P. A. Wagner for the past week, returned home today. Mrs. Wagner went with them to visit over the weekend. j Miss Kathryn Hentz and Mr. Arthur Brigham were • married thLs morning at 5:30 o'clock at the Catholic church. Miss Mae Brigham and Mr. Newton Brigham stood up with the bride and groom. : Immediately after the ceremony I Mr. and Mrs. Brigham left on the i north bound 6:30 train. Mrs. Brigi ham has been employed as book: keeper for Brownfield-Sifers Candy Miss Helen Smith, who has been ; here since Christmas, visiting her I father, the probate judge, will start I back to Washington tomorrow night I to resume her work In the Navy De• partment. Nme hundred eighty communities expended a total of"$38,518,194 for recreation In the United States and Canada in 1930. Force in' the world, but within two or three veai.s every piece of equip- "That remark will cost yoi! a :;5 fine—would you care to u ju to the 310 fine?" THIS CURIOUS WORLD ,*'Hurry up, let's j»et in line—I don't know what they're bu^ng, but let'sjind out before it's all gone!" .sacred and seciet to research and experlrrietit into new v.'e .Tpons whicii science regrettably but inevitably is'mrnt which we no\r have will bo continually putting into men's hands ! chsdlete. To-mait.itain an Air Force when they will be derisive weapons.' The servlce.s have money now--; equipped with' tJbsolete equipment The long-range missiles have just | S500,000,0ea last year. In 1938 Con-| is fulse .security and waste of money, j begun to fii;ht. : gress gave them only .S;2..=i00.000. i With the re:,earc''n now going on In Already they fiirht more effec- They had to let lall many inven-| connection with jet engines, rock- lively than at tlv.'ir first appear-. tions of good American brains which ets. tupprsonics. elcctipnics and im- ance. The enemy is .solving the prob-i =_^-rrr="-f———--^-r:-- - --. -_ - . .; -• -_- lems ol aiming ana range: not completely, but more than is reaUzcd. .Some buzz-bombs have a radio signal that flashes the robots position when it dives. The launchers then.! by map triangulation. find the .spot whence it came, compare that with where they hoped it would fall, adjust for weather and wind and shoot another flock. Apparently the faster the ro'oot. the more accural*. Its range is qreater than when we be- • lieved that to stop it we need only \ capture the rather miscalled "rocket j coast." The real rockets, the V-12's, have been striking Britain for over a month. They and the robots came from points .so numerous and dispersed that no single coimter- measiire is fully effective. V-2. un- j like V-1. can hardly be intercepted, gives little or no warning, and can probably be guided by radio waves. Already it probably outranges V-1 and mav even carry 600 miles. From Europe to America is roughly ! 3000 miles. To span that is probably,' though not certainly, impossible—in this war. And thus far wind prediction difficulties, so far way would seem to limit accuracy. But what of the next war—if any? Today's news indicates how the V's are creeping up on us. War Without Warning Our defense leaders and scientists seriously believe these weapons may enable our next enemy to open war upon us without warning, repeating Pearl Harbor not only at New York but at Detroit or Pittsburgh, which would be mere serious. And the bursting robots or rockets launched from land, sea or air, would be, followed by the airplanes of the future (we are now nearing VOO -mile -an -hour sneed) far greater than our B-29 of today in WHENt YOUNS YOU CAN SLEEP, Bur CANT; WHEN OLD YOU CAKIT 51SEP, BUT CAN/'Ji^j- .MRS. CHARLE5 GLASS, ELM CREEK Mr. and Mi-s. Bruce Armacost en- | tertaihed at Christmas dinner Miss Lissa Armacost of Kansas City, Miss Amy Jones. Mrs. Pearl Menzie, lola, and Miss Alice Menzie, Chicago. Wednesday guests were Mr. and Mrs. I 'rank Wolfe, Neosho Falls. Mrs,.J. S. Overmeyer had the misfortune to fall on the ice and fracture h,er left ann last week. . Mr.-? and Mrs. Cleve Sherrill of I KnoxviUe, Tenn., were Thursday I night guests at the home of Cleve's brother. John Sherrill. After .supper all caJled at the home of another, brother, Jason Sherrill who lives In | lola and spent the evening visiting there.;Mr., and Mrs. Lawrence Tlce of Richmond. Kas.. wer- Sunday visl- tbrs nt the home of his brother Homer Tice and family. Mr.-and Mrs. Ralph €herrill. Bob and bavld were Sunday evenlni; caller.Sjat the Floyd Sherrill home In Pralrlii Dell district. Other callers were Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Conover and fajnliy of lola and Mr. and Mrs. Elmer.-Duggan and family. Johnnie and Bennie Wright spent several, days last week with their sister Mrs. D. A. Wemmer near Vassar, Kis. We i7xtend .sympathy to Mrs. Dumont Sickly and other relatives whose hiother, Mrs. Zora Cox. passed away last week. The winter weather has just pur, a stop-to all farm work. BEPORT OF CONDITION OF ALLEN COUNTY STATE BANK Of lola. in the State o fKansas, at the close of business- on Dec. 30, 1944. ASSETS Loans and discounts (including $12.32 ovedraftsi tj'nited States Government obligations, direct and guaranteed Obligations of States, and political subdivisions Other bonds, notes and debentures Cash, balances with other bauKs, including reserve balances, and cash items in process of collection ether a.ssets $ 332,215.70 1.967,500.00 45,500.00 9,992.50 In normal times England imports 15,000,000 false teeth from the United States, as compared with 12,000.000 produced at home. ©r, Wayne E. Frantx OPTOMETRIST Kenneth Abell, OpUeUui 108 E. Madison lola, ^fawM Phone 176 1,700.266.34 1,620.90 , TOTAL ASSETS $4,037,095.44 LIABILITIES Demand deposits of individuals, parlnershijis and corporations $2,900,247.27 Time deposits of individuals, partner.shiiis and corporations 234,040.15 Deposits of United States Government iincluding postal savings) . Deposits of States and political subdivisions Deposits of banks Other deposits (certihcd and officers' checks, etc.) TOTAL DEPOSITS $3,864,632.69 TOTAL LIABILITIES (not including subordinated obligations shown below) . . . CAPITAL ACCOUNTS Capital " Surplus l.'ndivlded profits 83.086.90 581.200.41 50.115.70 15.840.17 TOTAL CAPITAL ACCOUNTS TOTAL LIABILITIES 'AND CAPITAL ACCOUNTS • This bank's capital consists of common stock with o? $30,000.00. ; MEMORANDA Pledged assets (and securities loaned) (book value): U B. Government obligations, direct and guaranteed, ' pledged to secure deposits and other liabilities TOTAL Secured and preferred liabilities: Deposits secured by pledged assets pursuant to requirements of law . Deposits preferred utider provisions of law but not secured by pledge of a.ssets - $3,864,632.69 $ 30,000.00 100,000.00 62,462.75 192,462.75 $4,057,095.44 total par value $ 483.200.00 $ 483,200.00 $ 483,200.00 83,086.90 CAM NO MORE LiyE W ISOLATION THAN CAN NATiONS/EACH ONE IS PART OF A NBTWdRK, BOUND TOSETHER BICt061CALLV. NEXT:.. M9|her_Xature, animal spotter. V.J; EVANS TYPEWRITER EXCHANGE TYPEWBITEB8 TO RENT AQ Maker af Tjvewrtten Bepalred ADDING MACHINES (CASH BEOIBTEB8 AS W«tk QBUutMA C»n Mr rm EMMkt* IM K JMKMn nmie ISM $ 566,286.90 483,690.88 TOTAL • On date of report the required legal reserve against deposits of this bank was, Assets reported above, which were eligible as legal reserve amounted to 3,223,566.34 I, L. V. Bowlus, Cashier, of the above-named bark, do solemnly swear that the above statement is true, and that it fully and correctly lepresenta the true state of the several matters herein contained and set fortli, to the best of my knowledge "and belief. correct-Attest: L. V. BOWLUS, Cashier. THOS. H. BOWLUS, / - G. R, BOWLUS. GEO. H, MACK, Directors. (SEAL) StateofKahsas, County of Allen, ss: Sworn to and subscribed before Aie this 6th day of January, 1945, and Thereby certify that I am not an ofQcer or director of this bank.; Helen Gates, Notary Public. My commission expires August 26, 1948. J

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