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THE lOLA REGISTER State Historical Society •^"'•3>-, Kansas Co:;ip. VOLUME XLVIII NO. 63 The Weekly Recibter, Esublished 1867: The Iol» DsHy Register. Established 1897. lOLA, KAS., TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 9, 19f5. SacceMor to The loU Daily Reciater, Th« Iota Daily Record, and Ida Daily Index. SIX PAGES '46 Budget Lowest in 3 Years F'DR Message Requests 83 Billions, But Says Amount Spent Depends On Progress of War Washington, Jan. 9. (AP) President Roosevelt sent to congrre.ss today an 83-billion- doilar budget that might swing more than 10 billion doiJars up or down. It all depends on the war—and the' president refused to predict when the shooting will stop in Eu- roix; or anywhere else. "Myoniv prediction," he told con-J Br«s. •'is'that our enemies will be I totally defeated before we lay down ,* our arms." • At a moment when "fighting all ovei the globe reaches a climax of fur>'," Mr. Roosevelt sent up his aririual budget message for the fiscal year 1946 which starts ne.xt July I. ton-est in Three Years ;Ia it. ho estimated total govern- meht^pending at 83 billions. That would be the lowest in three years. It's nearly 17 billion below the record spending of 100 billion in the fiscal year 1945 which is now half over. 'He based the 83-billion figure on 1946 Budget Highlights Washington, Jan. 9. (AP)— Salient sentences from President Roosevelt's budget mes.sage to congress: My only prediction Ls that our enemies will be totally defeated before we lay down our arms. The main job now is that of replenishing equipment and supplies and of providing our fighting men with the most up- to-date weapons which can be contrived. . . . Untimely relaxation in war production spells greater sacrifice In human lives and delays victorj'. We should make a great mistake If, in our military and budgetary planning, we underestimate the task of defeating Japan. . . . Our task in Europe will not end with the cessation of hostilities there. The war will not be won unless we accept our share- of responsibility for the administration of occupied territories and for relief and rehabilitation in the liberated areas. <:HIEF ITE.MS IN BUDGET • Washington. Jan. 9. (AP)—Here arc some of the chief items in the government's budget for the fiscal year starring July 1, compared with estimates for this year and final figures for last year: Millions of dollars 1946 194& 1944 War exp. 70.000 SS.OOO 39,720 Tcital exp, 83,103 99,688 95,273 Net receipus 41,255 45,730 44,143 Public debt. start, of \T. 2-') 1.800 201.003 136.69C Ptibllc debt. end of yr. 292,300 251,800 201,003 Debt increase ' during yr. ' 40.500 50,797 64,307 Ai'.propriations and authorize tions 86.767 97,211 127,956 a guess that the war will require 70 billion dollars. The other 13 billions are for; 1. Ordinary government expenses. Thbse would be reduced from $3,502,000,000 to $3,266,000,000. Which he called 'rockboitom." 2. Three large i'em.? which are grouing fa.st—benefits to veterans, interest on the public debt, and re- liinds to taxpayers. T*fccs So Chances Mr. Roosevelt, taking no chances with war uncertainties, said he plans to ask congress for 87 billion dollars in appropriations, of which 73 billions will be for the war. These appropriations, he said, will mdke sure that the armed forces can make adequate plans to keep fight- j ing all over tho world. If the war develops favorably the left-over funds will be set aside and reported to congro .vi. A wartime (agriculture) budget . . . does not fully reflect desirable long-time objectives. In the future, we must develop a program to eliminate malnutrition and rural poverty. I hope that the congress will give early consideration to extension and improvement of our social secuirty system and will reexamine the financial basLs of the program. C. of C. Has Busy Year Agriculture, Airport, Flood Control Committees Active; Membership Dues 100;; Paid B-29S Hit Formosa And Japan Carrier-Based Plan^ Strike Luzon at Same Time; Tokyo Tells of More U. S. Convoys BULLETIN ' Br thit Associated Preu) , The "forions naval bombardment" of Japanese shore fortresses on Lln|:ayen golf of western Luzon island in the Philippines is continninfT. the Nippon agency Domei said in a report broadcast by radio Tokyo today. The broadcast, picknl up by Federal Communications Commission, Kas not confirmed by any official American source. Yanks Ease Nazi Threat WESTERN FRONT 'Br tiie Awnc-.ied Preu) Armadas of Superfortress­ es plummeted destruction on Japan and her mighty island bastion of Formosa today, lashing simultaneously from bases in the Marianas and China. Brig. Gen. Haywood S. Hansell sent his 21st Bomoer Command's B-29 "s - ripping into industrial target .3 on Honshu as planes of Maj. Gen. Curtis Lemay's 20th Bomber Command were hammering For- mo.sa. These searing blasts against the vitals of Nippon's war machine were coordinated with the poimdlng of Luzon by carrier-based planes. Formosa Supply Base Formosa, 90 miles from the China cf'.-.st and about 225 miles north of Luzon, is Japan 's mightiest island stronghold south of the homeland and a starting point for air, troop and supply reinforcements for the menaced Philippines. Den .sely peopled Honshu is the principal island of the Japanese homeland and the Industrial heart The collection of niembenship "^ihe .sprawling Rising Sun empire, dues in the lola chamber of com- ^'''.V''". 'f™' f merce during 1944\as 1007.. This ^^fi^^ ^''^^T ^'H," f" ^^f'^" is the first time on record that ^;'e ,'^P^'° 1^"^ a ^^^^^ ovprv nipHpp thp orsBni7.atinn has °" Luzon, main Island of the Phil- wn'SllH'%'^f's3«Cn ilcrf-ljPPi^^ aiTchlpelago. This broadcast lacked Allied confirmation. Units Of the United States First army drive south-to cut Nazi Ufe line between St. Vlth and La Roche; First and Third iirmies stand but ten miles from Junction pocketing Ka^. In north Nazis begin new thrust at Venlo, jn south drive to Soultz and (n-oss Rhine 'to threaten Stras- V bourg.—(NEA Telephoto.) , ' been paid, T. E. Shanahan, secre tary, revealed in his annual report to the chamber last night. The lat« Rev. J. Lee Releford conducted the membership drive, doing much of the work himself. The total enrollment was the largest in several years. During the year the chamber held 24 regular and two special meetings. These included a district meeting attended by representatives from several nearby countie.s and addressed by Harry W. Bouck of the Kansas industrial commission and two similar flood control conferences. Speakers on flood control brought to Tola by the chamber last spring were Col. F. J. Wilson, district engineer of the U. S. Army, George D. Knapp, chief engineer for the state department of water resources, and R. V. Smrha. also a member of the state board Brought Finefrock Here The airport committee took an active part in securing the .servire.s Convoys From Marianas' Tokyo radio said huge American convoys were spotted moving out of the Marianas islands, west of the Philippines, and the New Guinea area to the south, on January 3. The b'-oadcaster estimated there were at least 20 aircraft carriers and converted carriers, about 210 transports, and flotillas of warships. The task force which engaged in a two day battle with big Japanese guns on Lingayen Gulf was described as merely the vanguard of U. S. forces headed for Luzon. The radio made no claim of sinking any of these ships. "The main force of the enemy" in Philippine waters, the radio said, 'consisting of about 150 to 160 vessels is going northward from the Sulu Sea to the Mlndoro Sea," but (Continued on Page 6, No. 5) 23 me In Crash Formjer 'China Clipper' Down in Darkness Off Trinidad in Caribbean However, the president cautioned that there has been 'over-optimist i.-1 of R. D. Finefrock. manager of thr .•^peculation" about the possible cut' municipal airport. Since then the In- war .spending when Germany is crushed. Wo would make a great ~ (Continued on Pace «. No. 1) LtStephenson Given Medal for Heroism Lt W D. StcphcnKon, D-V. UHNR, hii-s .been awarded the Navy and Miirinp Corps medal for dl«- UjiKuiNliuiK lilniAelf by hel-ol«m dur- Ing llic mvaiilon of Normandy on JHW «. 1044. For th« piuit two siWiVH Li, atophcnxon ha« been ncrv- iiiK on the U. S, 8. Hcrndon which I iiUo l.)oic port In the Inndlngn on Sicily. The son of Mr.>i. R. D. Slephcn- .Min. 523 So. Jefferson, Lt. Stephenson (known be«t In lola as Donnt WHS nilsod In lola and attended the public .schools here. His wife, who now lives in New York Cltv. forwarded a copy of the rlt.a.tlon given to her husband and which rrad .s as follows: "In the name of the President of of the ITnited States, it gives me great pleasure to award this Navy ,Tnrf Marine Corps medal to Lt. William Donnan Stephenson, D-V. USNR. "For distinguishing himself by heroiism as boat officer of the U. S. S. Herndon's whale boat in rescuing survivors of the U. S. S. Meredith on June 8. 1944. ••Exercising distinctiw ability and judgment in the face of rare dancer during enemy air attack, Lt. Stephenson made several trips to the vicinity of the damaged ship and succeeded in rescuing thirteen survivors from the water, several of whom were seriously injured, and returning them to the. tl. S. S. Herndon for medical treatment. His le'adership and untiring efforts are i^ii keeping with the best tradition j/^of the U. S. naval service. Signed Harold B. Stark, Admiral. 'U. S. Navy, Commander, V. S. Naval Forces in T^one." In her letter Mrs. SteDheason savs that the Hemdon led the entire Allied invasion fleet on ""D" day. Lt. Stephenson 18 now attending the gunnery school In Washinjrton, D. C. and will return to his ship upon completioa of the field has been given CAA approval and is now shown on all air maps of this district i.s.sued by the department. The committee also prepared a brochure of Tola which has been u-sed in four applications for feeder air lines through the town. The agricultural committee during the year cooperated with the 4-H clubs; provided $250 in .special premiums for the Allen county fair, helped defray the club'.'i cx- pen.scs to the slate fair and prf)- moted the 4-H club nchlevemcnt b(iiif|iiet In.<it fill!. A number of other projects were complelod rtur- In? the year. Thp merehiint 'A committee w.-..s rtcllvo throughotrt 1944 and provided the candy and other entcrtnln- ment when Santa Clnu.s wa.'! broiieht to town In December by Mr, Finefrock. Other Conunitteoi Busy Tlie convention committee wa.>: busy throughout the year and did an excellent job in working with the annual conference of the Meth- Public Flocks To Blood Center , . M°n and women and from a score from lola of nearby towas have been flocking to the Red Cross blood donor center at Jefferson school yesterday and today and Charles Ableson, county chairman, said this afternoon that the public response had never been finer. The .staff of doctors, nurses and assistants worked through the noon hour today in order to keep up with the steady stream of prospective donors but by 2 p in. a substantial number wrre in the reception rooms •.iwiiitlnH their turns. nie mobile blood plasma unit from the Kansas City center will be here all today tomorrow and Mr Ableson expects that the .staff will be kept tiwy throughout the day. Scores of lolans have been among those giving their blood and Mr. Ableson said '.hat this fact has been an Important factor in maintaining an even How of donors through the clinic. Miami, Fla., Jan. 9. (AP)—Pan American -Airways reported today that 23 persons apparently were killed last'night in the crash at Port of Spain, Trinidad, of a huge Africa-boi^d Clipper. W. O. Snyder, Airlines, manager here, said'reports from the scene "Indicated that 23 of the 30 persons aboard weee lost." Seven of the 30 passengers and crewmen aboard the Miaml-to-Leo- poldvllle flying boat are knoim to be safe. The 36-ton plane, known as the China Cliptoer during its early service on the Airline's Trans-Pacific routes, apj^arently crashed in the darkness \^.;hile coming in to alight in a flare-marked area. Broke Vp ftaA Sank Early radio reports to the Airline headquarters here indicated that the ijnip broke up and sank. Navy diver; wfent to work long before dawn in tin effort to raise the wreckage. A full check of the dead awaited completionr of the salvage. The only known suivivors were picked up by boat not long after the crash. Among (he missing were a missionary. F^ul J. Whitlock, 36. of New York,? his wife and their three young children. There ^re two known survivors from another family of five on the big plane'; Charles Donald Williams, 29. Qf Rio de Janeiro and his daughter, Nancy Lou. 7, were saved. His daughters. Judith CartiL 4, and Patricia E5nllx, 2. were dead, and (Continjied on Page 6, No. 6) Utilities Post To John Herter Need of Steady and Adeqtmte Flow Of War Workers Behind 4'F Furor BY JAMES MARLOW j elude the 4-F's and those others Washington. Jan. 9. (AP)—Are you , who. although not as physically de- confused by all the noise over man-, fectivc as 4-F's, were capable only of power, 4-F's. war production and '. limited service, the new draft regulations? | Thus the goveijunpnt has swung Here's the main point in all of it: .a big stick over all men between the government is trying to force (18 and 38. Getting men' for the workers into war jobs and to keep I armed services is only a small part John Herter was made city superintendent of utilities this morning, filling the position vacated last month by \3ne resignation of Howard A, Jones, ; Since tlie first of October Mr. Herter haiK been superintendent of the power-; and water plants and primarily charged with the efficient operfitton of those units, Hif. new position piaces the entire, utilities system under his supervision. Prior to jcomlng to lola Mr. Herter was Kt4Jerintendent of the power and wat^ plants at Blaclcwell. Okla.. where he established an enviable recofd for efficient operation. With the exception of tTO-or three years spent in Augusta, ICas., he was at Bbckwell from 1926 until last Septerftber. those already there from quitting. It is doing it in this way: 1. The army, which didn't want men over 30. now urill take theui from the draft boards up to 38. 2. Draft boards have been ordered to tighten up on all deferments for men 18 to 38. of the general fuss. The draft boards can get them. To understand how this has developed, go back to last May. At that time, because the armed ser\ices had been built up to peak strength or near it, draft calls were 3. Draft boards have been told to | drastically reduced. Prom then cn draft men 18 to 38 who leave an es- the army needed only replaconents sential or war-supporting job without draft board approval. 4. The army has lowered its physical standards to take for special work 4 -P's who quit a war job without board approval. 5. Draft boards were told to reexamine men rejected for physical defects—the borderline cases and not those with obvious defects— since last February. Tbese jtbTSicaUy defective men in- and it wanted the yoimgest men So draft boards were told to concentrate on men 18 through 25, to take men 26 through 29 only when needed, and not to touch the over- 30 men if they were in essential jobs. This was working so well that in July and again in September selective service (SS) officials said the policy would stand for the rest of the jContliuwd M tfi « 9*, Q, T|ie Weather KANSA^-Gonerallr fair tonight and Wednesday except cfeody in extreme east; clearing Wednesday afternoon; -warmer tonight iad central and e^ Wednesday: lew tonight 25 ei^me west to 15 extreme east : Temperature—Highest for the 24 hours endiag 5 p. m. yesterday. 39. lowest las^ night 10; normal for today 32; deficiency yesterday 2 degrees; defi<:dency since Jantiary 1, 37 degrees; this date last year- highest 32;. lowest 10. Precipitation for the 24 hours ending at J a. m. today. :0; total for this yeir to date. .04; deficiency since JaniCary 1, .28 inches. Sunrise ^:39 a. m.; set 6:20 p. m. Thermograph Readings En^ng 9 a- Today. 9 a. m. ...C 36 9 p. m. _18 10 a. m. . .i 38 10 p. m. 16 Legislature In Session Formalities Order of Day With Business Awaiting Governor's Message Tomorrow '> — ' — Topeka, Jan. 9. (AP)—The 51st Kansas legislature convened its wartime session at 'nodn today. Lt. Gov. Je»s C. Denlous rapped the senate tolordrv at 12:02 p. m.. While Secre^.-y of. State Frank J. Ryan opened the hoa'^c a minute later. Ponnalities were the order of the day as the overwhelmingly Republican legislature got under way. Justice Willlanl A. Smith swore in house members and. soon afterwards ^je representatives moved to complete the organlaztion agreed upon after an intra-party squabble yesterday. No Business l-'oday No business was (jn the calendar imtll after the lawmakers hear Gov. Andrew Schoeljpel deliver his message at a joint, session tomorrow. Operating on schedule the senate wasted no time electing Sen. E. A. Briles of StafTord president pro tern in Its GOP caucus but It was a different story in the house. There the Trepresentatives stumbled through a star chamber proceeding Tt -hich started with ejection of newspapennen by' voice vote and ended with choice of'Rep. F. L. Hagaman as speaker. He defeated Rep. Prank B. Milfer of L.angdon, spokesman for a powerful farm bloc, 69-48. MUler Speik^ Pro Tem Miller was chosen jipeaker pro tem and Rep. E. 6. Lake of Medicine Lodge became Re'publlcan floor leader. The legislature'-^ tix Democrats organized quickly Sen. John A. (Continued on Page 6, No. 4) Pfc. Cecil C. Biack Missing in Action Pfc. Cecil C. Black has been reported mlssiag In action In Belgium since December according to a message received by l>is wife who Is making her home In Park addUlon, Iol4. ' Black has been In ihc army since November, 1643, and iia.s been overseas with the cnglncser corps since May of 1944. HL N wife has been maUng her home here since last August, Tank Battle Rages In Blinding Snow Red Armies Halt Nazi Relief Drive stop Enemy 15 Miles North of Budapest;' May Regain Initiative Within Next 24 Hours Moscow, Jan. 9. (AP) — Red army troops have halted the big German counterattack northwest of Budapest and considerably slowed the attack beating in on the west of the Hungarian capital, front dispatches said today. • Within 24 hours, the SoMets may recapture the initiative against the Nazis who have struck to within 15 miles of Budapest on the northwest, reports said. Hand-to-hand fighting meanwhile was stepped up inside the capital. Soviet forces hitting along the north bank of the Danube approached within gun range of Komaron, a springboard of the Nazi relief drive toward Budapest. A three-mile advance up the iJanube yesterday carried Marshal Rodion Y. Mallnovsky's troops to a point less than seven miles from Komarom, key communications center for the region northwest of Budapest. There the Russians stood less than 50 miles east of the Austrian border and 57 southeast of Bratislava, Slovaklan capital. NarU Shift to West Dispatches .said German troops last reported only 15 miles northwest of Budapest were .shifting the weight of their attack .southward m an apparent effort to cut through to the Hungarian capital from due west. The German.'! were said to be using "large" tank forces. A Russian commimique said Red army forces disabled or destroyed 90 German tanks - in that area In one day's fighting. (A Berlin broadcast today said Col. Gen. Heinz Guderian. German army chief of staff and Nazi commander-in-chief on the ea.stem front, had visited the fighting lines "at the western approaches" to Budapest. The FCC recorded the broadcast.) Mass East of Komarom There was speculation here that (Continued on Page G, No. 7) Halting of Germans "Greatest Story" U. S. Twelfth Army Group Headquarters, Jan. 9. (AP)— Lt. Gen. Omar N. Bradley said today the Germans had lost more prisoners since Dec. 16 than the Americans, while their killed and wounded probably were many times the Ajnerican killed and wounded. He described the American halting of the German penetra- tfon as "one of the greatest stories In the history of fighting men." To Be Warmer Tomorrow Topeka, Jan. 9. tAP)—Bitter cold that gripped Kansas late yesterday headed out of the state today and Weatherman S. D. Flora expected temperatures to moderate considerably tonight and tomorrow. •There , was no zero weather in Kansas during the night. The lowest temperature reported was .8 above at Topeka. Snow predicted for 'Kansa.s failed to materialize, and skies over western portions of the state were clear this morning. Clouds were expected to break in eastern sections by late afternoon or tomorrow. Dodge City reported the state's high mark yesterday before cold winds moved ln -T -48—but that dropped to 19 overnight. Temperatures today were expected to range between 22-30 In eastern Kansas and from 35-40 In wcKt- ern parts of the state. L OWH tonight of from 15-20 east and 20-25 west were forecast. Hlghx tomorrow, with the help of some sunshine, should be from 86 to 45. Big Gamble Has Failed Major Factor Was Von Rundstedt's Underestimation of Fighting Ability of 1st Army (By DON WHITEHEAD. I New York, Jan. 9.- (AP»—Field Marshal Karl Rudolf; Gerd Von Runstedt's great gamble to .smash the Allied inva.sion armies failed for two rea.sons; 1. His panzer and infantry divisions never were able to swing nortli and capture Liege. 2. Von Run.stedt underestimated Lt. Gen. Omar Nelson Bradley's fighting men. The Fir.st army's epic defense of its great bases and .supply arteries was the turning point in the surprise German offensive, which caught the First army off balance. Would Have Been Trapped Had Von Runstedt crashed through the American defen.ses on the northern flank of the salient the entire Fir.st army, the American Ninth army and the British and Canadian armies would have been threatened with destruction. Certainly the Rrst army would have been trapped. The German drive to the west toward Sedan was the least threatening. Von Runstedt couid not continue driving west and leave formidable American armies in his rear as a continual threat. Sooner or later he had to swing either to the north-against the First army or south to envelop Lieut. Gen. George S. Patton's Third army. He chose to hurl the weight of his attack north against Lieut. General Hodges' First army, pointing toward Cologne and the Ruhr. Shoald Be Grateful And the American people can be grateful there were such veteran divisions as the F^rst infantry divis- - ion. the Ninth infantry division, the Fourth infantry diyision and the Third armored division waiting to meet that massed assault. They had the "konw how" with which to stop the drive 18 miles short of its goal and litter the frozen fields and roads with German dead and knock- cd-out tanks. The German offensive has co.«t the Americans heavily in lives and materiel—and has disrupted the winter campaign—but it failed to achieve Von Run.stedt's alms of destroying our arinies. Now his own divisions are threatened with destruction. Too Much Speed On Curve Caused Challenger Wreck Washington, Jan. 9. (AP)—A derailment of the Southern Pacific railroad's "Challenger" express train near Colfax, Calif., Nov. 8 In which nine ytoThnnh were killed and 206 Injured was attributed today by the Interstate commerce com- mliwlon to "cxccs«lve «pecd on » jiharp curve." Military Conference in Belgium 11 a. m. .39 11 p. m. 12 noon 38 12 m 1 p. m. 29 1 a. m. 2 p. m. ...28 2 a. m. 3 p. m ; 57 3 a. m. 4 p. m. _.28 4 a. m. 5 p. m. —24 5 a. m. 6 p. m. —23 6 a. m. 7 p. m. ...r,.— 3i 7 8. m. 8 p. m. -i, —30 8 %. m.: - 15 14 13 V2 11 . 10 ..._.10 . ,11 Shown alter conferences at headquarters of General Montgomery in Belgium are Ueft to right), Lt. Gen. Sir Miles ITempsey of the British Second army; Lt, Gen. Courtney Hodgers, United states First army; Field Marshal Bernard Mdntgomery; Lt. Oen. William Simpson of the United States Ninth army, and Gen. H. D. H. €rerar of Canadian First anny ^OBignal Corps Radio by NEA Telephoto.) Yanks Fight Fiercely for Road Key Germans On Defensive Along Northern Front; Bradley Says Western Gamble May Cost Nazis By WILLIAM L. RYAN (.\,iKnrinfe(t I'rHs^ W.tr KM.t-.r ,. Field Marshal Karl v(jii Rundstedt's gamble in the west, the counteroffensive in the Ardennes, may have cost the Nazis the ability to prolong the war, Lt. Gen. Omar N. Bradley, commander of the U. S. Twelfth army group, said today, but he warned that much fighting still lay ahead. As Bradley spoke. American troops fought savagely for Sami4e, three miles northeast of La Roche on the severed main German e.scapo road in the Belgian bulge, in a tank battle in a blindini; snowstorm. Other Americans in the Belgian bulge surged forward two miles in the northwest sector to within a mile of La Roche, kfy roiid junction, amid Indications the Gcrman.s were thinning out on the western tip of the salient. A staff officer at headquarters said, however, there was no sign of a general German withdrawal at yet. The Germaas were declared on the defensive all along the So-mlle northern flank of the salient, fighting to keep open the one remaining escape route— the Houffalize-St. Vlth road. The U. S. First army was four miles from the road and was pounding it with artillery fire. On the southern flank of the Ardennes salient, German counterattacks drove the U. S. Third army back a mile on a three-mile front west of Bastogne. Elsewhere in the War In Italy German troops have made a stand along the southern bank of the river Reno east of the Valli de Comacchio lagoon, after withdrawing five miles from San Alberto in the past two d .nys. British troops in Greece, pursuing Elas forces retreating from Athens, have occupied Thebes, forward base of the leftwing guerrilla units about 48 road miles northwest of the capital, after entering through slight opposition. Inside Germany, new and possibly significant signs of anti-Nazi resistance appeared to be springing up, a dispatch from Switzerland said. This dispatch quoted trustworthy private sources a.v .saying the communists were persistently active; that busines-s men were beginning to feel Hitler and the Nazis mu.sl go; and that large groups of foreign Plave labor were hiding out. More than 700 heavy bombers blasted German rail and road lines in and around the Belgian bulge yesterday against weak opposition. Will Demonstrate Cattle Grub Control A scries of nine cattle grub control demonstratlon.s will be given during the next week by Alliin Oood- bary, farm bureau .iKfiit. to wtil'ti nil fairncrH and .'.tockmcti iirc Invited, Cattle grubs cau.s*- the low* of ab<jut 35 million jwund:; of meat annually In the United States and al.so destroy many potential hldcH which otherwise would be used for' leather. Grubs may cause a loss of 10"' of the feed consumed by infected cattle and reduce milk production. This Is the proper time to treat cattle for grubs and this can be done at an average cost of 5 cents per head. Mr. Goodbary says. Three possible methods will be demon- ."itrated by him on the dates and at the farms listed below. January 10 10 a. m;. Owen Beal, lU miles ea.st of Diamond church. 2 p. m., A. W. Kelley, 7 miles north. 2 miles west, mile south of lola. January 11 10 a. m., Henry Baeton, 3 miles west. 1 mile south, Vi mile west of Humboldt. 2 p. m., E. J. Ronsick. 2 miles north, V:i miles west of Humboldt. January 12 10 a. m.. C. F. Englehart, 6 miles south, '/i mile west of Moran. 2 p. m., Clarence Ericson, 2 miles south. 2H miles east of Elsmore. January 13 10 a. m.. Clifford James. 4=-j miles north of lola. January 15 10 a. m.. Arthur Dick, 6 miles south, '4 mile west of LaHarpe. 2 p. m., Carroll Hutton, 'i mile east. 1 mile south of Bayard. KING VICTOR STRICKEN (By the Associated Press) The Berlin radio said today that King Vittorio Emmanuele of Italy had suffered a slight stroke, "which, however, was not fatal." The Wng was 76 yean old November 11,

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