The Iola Register from Iola, Kansas on January 11, 1945 · Page 8
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PAGE EIGHT + + + The WAR + + w The battle of the /Belgian bulge continues to go so veH^ior the Allies that, without over-re««|jlng for our conclusions, we can say Nazi Field Marshal Von Rundsteett'6 counteroffensive not only irifey profit his masters little but may prove to be b. nasty boomeransf. The latest high-ranking exponent rf this idea is Lt. Gen. Omar Bradley, commander of the U. S. 12th army group in Prance, who says the Germans* drive may materially affect their "ability to resist." That is, their ability to prolong the war may have been reduced. The general warns, however, that this doesn't mean we can assume the Hitlerites are on the verge of collapse, since there's much fighting to come—a wise qualification. ^ Bradley's opinion obviously Is worth much, for he has been in the thick of the enemy assault and has just been decorated with the Bronze Star for his prompt action in coxm- tering the attack. Naturally he couldn't carry his cautious statement much farther, but it would be interesting to know how soon he thinks the Germans may begin to get the full weight of the adverse reaction to their daring and dangerous venture. In short, when will the Allies be able fo stage a knockout offensive of their own? Rundstedt Is falling back from the western tip of that long, narrow bulge which is contracting about him. The way things look he will continue to withdraw until ultimately he again reaches his frontier defenses. Now this doesn't mean he L"! running away. He's fighting a fierce rear-^uard iirtlon and dispatches from the front indicate he may try to make a determined stand at Houffalize, the key position in ' the heart of the salient. We must expect interludes of German counterattacks, and there may be temporary Allied upsets. • However, the great point is that Pundstedt is losing heavily in men nud materiel, for the struggle in the bulge is a battle of annihilation. By the time he reaches hi.s Siegfried defenses Ms army will need .a blood-transfu.sicn. The Nazi marshal's chief achievement is in delaying the Allied wiii- ter offensive perhaps three months or so. Whether this will represent any real gain remains to be seen, for he may arrive back at the Rhine So badly shot to pieces that his further powers of resistance will be weak. Presumably that possibility is what General Bradley has in mind. Should this eventuate, the time .'.pent in the battle of-the bulge wouldn't have lengthened the war »)ut would in fact have shortened it. rtundstedt had to be smashed sometime, and it's perhaps just as well to do It In the bulge as on the Cologne plain where Eisenhower had planned to force a show-down. Adm. Byrd Decorated For Special Mission Washington, Jan. 11. (AP)—Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd, retired, today was decorated by Pi-esldent Roosevelt with the Legion of Merit for "fine leadership" on a special confidential navy mission In the Pacific. The ceremony took place at the White House. Byrd, explorer and naval aviation pioneer, l.s now on .special aviation duty at headquarters of the commander in chief of the United States fleet, but will return soon to the Pacific. IMPRACTICAL TRADE New York, Jan. 11. (AP)—George Anzerolt, 27, was pleased when the army taught him how to be an expert meat cutter. Discharged, he followed the trade at a Bronx meat market. Now the meat shortage has left the markets show cases empty and Anzerott says maybe he should have learned a trade he could use in a war plant. "I only,had a short furlough- just enough time to meet a gal and get married!" Qn the Alleys Ladies League Standings. W. L. Pet. Whitehead 33 15 .688 Walton Foundry 29 19 .604 Sifers 29 19 .604 lola Planing Mill :27 21 .563 Pet Milk - 21 27 .438 Cyrus Motors .21 27 .438 Lehigh .20 28 .417 Arnolds 12 36 .250 Individual high 10, 218; individual high .30, 538. Team high 10. Sifers, 863; team high 30, Sifers 2484. Games Tonight. 7 p. m.—City vs. Register; Sinclair vs. Lehigh. 9 p. m.—Attorneys vs. Pet Milk; Pi-yer's Grocery vs. Pastoffice. • Open Bowling 5 and 6. Scratch League Friday Night. Sifers. Heigele 159 144 Manley 97 139 Ketter 97 117 Brlgham 126 147 Curtis 126 146 Total 605 693 Pet Milk. Major 102 150 Schumacher 84 113 Miller 110 117 John.son 94 109 Williams 186 145 Sub total 576 634 Handicap 59 59 Total 635 693 137 131 ni 124 116 440 367 325 397 388 619 1917 104 103 146 114 132 356 300 373 317 463 599 1809 59 177 658 1986 Cyrus Motors. E. Cyras 131 106 112 T. Cyrus 115 128 163 O. Cyrus 121 114 135 Ford 101 87 111 Cole 153 117 119 Sub total 621 552 640 Handicap 33 33 33, Total 654 585 673 Walton Foundry. Bowman 128 128 128 Moore 128 128 148 Calovich 100 110 115 Stephenson 122 122 122 Becker 153 135 158 Total 631 623 671 Whitehead's Cabins. Lackey 141 174 131 Crick Ill 97 144 Ki-upp 132 McMurray 145 157 157 Thornton 140 Kerr 135 152 Epnefson 130 156 Total 669 693 740 Lehigh. Alexander 118 114 157 Hlllen 124 107 117 Average 93 93 93 Burd 107 145 105 Buck 102 109 128 Sub total 544 568 600 Handicap 81 104 104 Total 625 672 704 349 406 370 299 389 1813 99 1912 • 384 404 325 366 446 1925 446 352 132 459 140 287 286 2102 389 348 279 357 339 1712 289 2001 loU Planing MJU. Bowlus 148 175 161 484 Morgan .. 124 107 116 347 Lenskl 144 157 178 479 Krause .; 107 1451 107 365 Ayling 134 122 150 406 Total 657 712 712 2081 Arnolds. B. Arnold .. 124 110 130 364 Ansell Ill 133 130 374 Average 99 99 La.sater 115 113 104 332 Fontaine .. 112 98 114 324 A. Arnold ... 106 123 229 Sub total 1 .561 560 601 1722 Handicap .... 36 26 28 88 Total 597 586 627 1810 Lettuce requires 1.000 ^ound.^ of I Use milk that has gone sour in water to produce one pound of dry | your cake recipes just as you use material. g^eet milk. Steak on the Hoof—$4.25 a Pound IT In the WORLD of SPORTS By HUGH FUlJiJEBTON, Jr. New York, Jan. 11. : (AP)—As a result of letting down the eligibility bars for navy trainees, some college athletic directors feel the situation may get out of band after the war . . . "Some^bing ought to be done about it before we have another Carnegie Investigation," one of them said . . . Ba^ball clubs are holding back on mailing contracts tmtil the last minute this year, waiting to see what will happen about manpower. The Inside Track * The pyramid bowl football game between the base .hospital Rebels and the weather squadron Hurricanes, scheduled for New Year's day at Cairo, had to be postponed when it rained for about 30 hours before game time and flooded the field . . . Since rain is a rarity there, the hospital boys now are claiming that the weather squadron tried to stave off a defeat by finagling that radical change in the weather. Shorts and Shells The Chicago White Sox made only one home run in Boston all season and the Red Sox didn't get any in Chicago . . . Bob Law- .son, the old-time bike racer, once pedalled 100 miles every day for a year . . . Charley (Cabey) Lewis, who fights Phil Terranova tomorrow, and his eight brothers—all nicknamed "Cabey"—have their own Softball team. They recruit an older sister as the tenth player. Polly Jock 1000 -pound grand champion steer of the Great Western Livestock Show at Lo.-. Angeles, Calif, poses above with his owner, William Marxmiller, right, and his purchaser, Paul McBride, aftei the champ had brought $4.25 a pound for a new selling record ' at the show • - Service Dept. The great Bainbridge, Md., naval trairjing center football team, winner of 17 straight games, will be completely disbanded within a couple of weeks. Already 15 players have left and ten more are due to shove off soon . . . Marine Capt. Robert R. Peebles, who pilots a fighter plane of the "Death Dealers" squadron in the Pacific area, was a threy-letter man at Texas. Number 7 (Coninued From Page One) THE lOLA REGISTER. THURSDAY EVENING, JANUARY 11, 1945. lOLA, KANSAS ^*Sack Time" Guards His Master it. T. A. Mitchell Jr., of the troop carrier con^maiid. Maiden Air Base, Maiden, Mo., grabs a few winks at •JWA 'S military courtesy station at tlje Municipal Airport, Kansas City. "Sack Time," the mascot does guard duty while his master sleeps. V^e Spt>lnger Spaniel, now 6 months old,-has been flying since he was a small pup. He hai "logged" 150 hours aloft.—(TWA Photo from NBA.) Army to Comb Industry lor Young Men ^Washington, dustry unloaded incendiaries yesterday. Likewise unsubstantiated was the Tokyo claim that 29 out of 60 of the big planes were shot down or damaged during the Tuesday strike against central Honshu. Step Up Pressure Today's raid on the Malay peninsula coincided with other air and ground operations indicating increasing pressure on the Japanese in the southeast Asia theater. Despite stiff Japanese resistance British forces in upper Burma smashed ahead in the sector northwest of Shwebo. and American arimen started widespread flres when they attacked the rich lead and zinc mines in the Namtu region of Burma, 120 miles northeast of Mandalay. Scores of structures hoxislng Japanese troops at the mines and supply areas were blasted. Jan. 11. (AP)—In- today was asked to repeat it4 record-breaking 1944 arms production job while yielding up some 20^,000 to 250,000 mOre young men trf meet :;limbing draft calls this sjSring, It became clear that the army is atiout to dip into th^ next age tier, 26' through 29, in an industrial civanout only less drastic than last spring's discontinuance of occupational defei-ments for men under 26. JThe Office of. War Mobilization Director Byroes was.reported to be working out a revision of the list of» essential industries to see which should be classed .is, "critical" and trius exempt from the new call for young lighting men. in: other essential industries, deferments of under-30 workers will be reviewed, it was stated. The total to be taken was estimated by one source to be "more than 200,000 but M}. as many as 300,000." About 800,000 men in the 2B-29 group now hcild deferments. Numbers (Continued From Page One) Kansas Press Association Meets in Wichita Wichita. Kas.. Jan. 11. (AP)—A labor clinic for Kansas and Oklahoma publishers operating under union contracts will open the 54th annual convention of the Kansas Press association here today. Members of the association began arriving last night. Full sessions will get underway Friday morning when plans for the William AUen White memorial will be taken up formally, said J. Howard Rusco, Association secretary- manager. Featured on Friday's program will be an off the record "report on Russia" by WUllam Jj. White, editor of the Eniporla Oazettc,' White will speak at the banquet on Friday evening. Robert J. Casey, Chicago Dally News correspondent who was to make the evening address, was forced to cancel his engagement because of the death of his wife, Rusco said. More Kansas Nurses Volunteer for Service Emporia, Kas., Jan. 11, (AP)— Pofcsibpity that registered nurses may be drafted for mllitarj' service has created a substantial increase in the number of nurses volunteering in Kansas, according to Miss Cora Miller, chairman of'the Kansas state committee on procurement and assignment for nurses. "The fact that those who volunteer now are being commissioned as second lieutenants while draftees will begin as privates may be one reason for the Increase In volunteers," Miss Miller said. ea.'it possi'oly near Houffalize. key ros{d junction in the waist of the salient, now .squeezed to less than nifje miles. There were no reports that Von Rundstedt was movihg troops from the western front's Ardennes salient beijond its mouth and' into Germany. On the cont^'ary, American air^nen who bombed roads, bridges rnd overland transports across the ba^ df the bulge yesterday reported the movement was westward—into the' salient. Trainer King Peter Saved From "Political Suicide" London, Jan. 11. . (AP)—Young King Peter of Yugoslavia barely esc^jped what .some Yugoslavs con- sldM- would be political suicide today' by a last-minute withdrawal of a statement which a high Yugoslav off^ial said would have refused approval for creation of a regency. "The king had prepared a memorandum In which he explained he could not accept the- regency proposal," the officiar .said, "but he apparently received word at the last mlrpite from the highest quarters to withdraw it and cancel the press conference." Although the last minute development was not explained, the report immediately circulated jin the Yugoslav^ embassy without 'official confirmation that Pririie Minister Ch\srchill had personally intervened to j )ersuade the king not to issue the: statement. (Navy photo from NEA) C^omdr. WilKam R. Kane, above, of San Rafael, Calif., Is tJije new hlead of Na.val Aviation Physical and Military Training. A football, wrestling and track star at Annapolis, he was Officer of the Day at Pearl Harbor when the jfaps attacked. As fighter pilot he has six Jap planes to bis credit Number 4 > (Continued From Page One) hai! cost the Germans 625 tanlcs and more than 14,700 men, the Russians said. * 3 Hold Main Suburbs "fhe newspaper Red Star an- noi)nced that ?'all the main suburbs of the capital are now in Red army hands." These include the factory district.of Csepel, anjsland In the Danube stretching south from the^ city, wher* large munitions woi.Tis are located, as well as O'Buda and Its shipyards on the west bank of the river. The rapid strides of the Russians inside the capital were credited to vetoran trmaps pf Stalingrad. Units of picked, .'toughened storm troops are; leading" the assault through PesJ and all of that eastern part, of thei capital; appears likely-to be occupied by the ei^d of the week. L^islators Take Week- Erid to Mull Over Bills Ration Private Nurses According to Need Kansas City, Jan. 11. (AP)—Private duty nurses are to be rationed In the greater Kansas City area. According to a resolution adapted yesterday by the 13 members of the area hospital council, a Committee of doctors and nurses will be set up to determine the need for a private nurse on each case wbere one Is requested. Formerly it was possible for a family to hire as many private nurses as it wanted, if that many were available at the registry, said Homer E. Albertl, president of the council. Per capita rate of money In clr-] culatlon In the United States now Is more than $37. Humming birds, swifts, swallows, and martins cannot walk or hop on a horizontal surface. Lallarue Panthers Be^t Kincaid Five .• (SDe,-inl to T^" Rf-ri'ter^ Lg.Harpe. Jan. 11.—ITie LaHarpe Panthers roared op to their fourth stra^ht victory and their seventh of the season, when they beat Kincaid-. by a score of 43 to 29. The box score: LaHarpe—13 FG BarUett. f 9 PcwfeU, f 5 Marsh, c ...3 En.srMnger, g 1 Meytrs, g I Kincaid— 29 FG Shepard, f 1, Spill&ian, f 2 ' Ifaafe c 3 Sutton, g 6 Osborne, g 0 FT 1 .0 .0 • 1 3 FT 0 0 3 3 1 F 3 0 3 4 0 F 4 0 2 1 0 TP 19 10 6 3 5 TP 2 4 8 #15 1 A new sound recording machine mak(?s records on a celophane tape. NOW THRU SAT. "SWING YOUR PARTNER" —Plus— "BLAZING FRONTIER" Topeka. Jan. 11. (AP)—Kansas legislators adjourned today for a long week-end ln*'which to mull over a full docket of problems already accfimulated . for their 5lst session. As the lawmakers finished their thii'd day, the house passed its first bill-—a measure appropriating $100,000 for legislative expenses—and the senate advanced its flrsit batch of bilL^ to permit a start on committee-work. Both houses reconvene Monday to pluiige' Into routine work of the session. Numbers (Continued From Page One) who is also solid fuels administrator, estimates it will be necessary to reduce the overall consumption of bituminous coal by 25,000,000 tons during 1945," Byrnes said. "This is based on the assumption there is no stoppage of work during the year." Consumption Too High The war mobilization director cited these factors in the tight coal situation: Bituminous coal requirements for 1945 are estimated at 620,000.000 tons, production at 500,000,000 tons. Consumption exceeded production In 1944 and 1943. The number of miners in 1945 is expected to fall to 390,000, compared with 435,000 in 1943 and 420,000 last year. The product on deficit in the past has been met by digging into the nation's coal piles. But Byrnes said stockpiles will be down to 40,000,000 tons by April 1, and that is only a 22-day supply. And by the time the stockpile gets below ; a 30-day supply, he said, "serious distribution problems may be expected." Hint Special Mission For Francis J. Spellman London, Jan. 11. (AP)—The Morocco radio today broadcast unconfirmed Swiss reports that Archbishop Francis J. Spellman of New York had been entrusted by Pope Pius XII with an Important mission in connection with future peace talks. It gave no details, but said there was "great diplomatic activity in Rome." A Rome dispatch last night said some Vatican circles believed there was a possibility Archbishop Spellman might become papal secretary of state, pro temjxjre, although a Vatican official had denied such an appointment had been made. Number2 (CoBtinned Vrom Page One) fall, barring imforeseen developments of weakness in German resistance. "This means that if the European war goes as planned it will be many months before maximiun concentrations can be employed in the Pacific. Such concentrations would be necessary for the Invasion of Japan, where American troops would meet large masses of the Japanese army, or for the invasion of China where similar resistance must be coimted on. This raises the possibility of stalling off great amphibious operations against the Japanese until some indefinite time when there can be a clean-up in Em-ope and concentrating meanwhile on blockade and bombardment. Delay Is New Factor This time change growing out of the delay in Europe Is the new factor. Stalin may remain completely aloof from the war against Japan, he may enter it only after the end of the fighting in Europe, or he may enter before the end of the European war. If he decided to enter before victory over Germany the land army strength which he is believed tp. have retained along the Manchurian border throughout the war might be enough to turn the scales against the Japanese in the fighting in China and Japan even though the bulk of American and Allied forces still were tied up in the European western front. May Shift to North Whenever Russia gets into the Pacific fight, as most Washington officials confidently expect she will, the balance of strategy may shift from the southern approaches to Japan to the northern approaches, involving the Kurile islands and Manchuria and Korea, If it becomes evident that Rus.sla intends to undertake no commitments with respect to the war against Japan the best opinion here is that the Pacific time-table may be kept somewhat ahead by speeded- up expansion of American forces to make possible the maintenance of maximum pressure on the Japanese at the same time the European war is being brought to a conclusion. There is, however, little optimism over the prospects for bringing Pacific strategy to its final stage without either the help of Russia or a victory in Europe. Number 6 (Continued From Page One) . In New York, the chancery office of the archdiocese said it had "no information at all" about the unconfirmed Swiss reports. The office also said It had no information concerning a Rome dispatch that some Vatican circles believed Archbishop fepellman might become papal secretary of state, pro tempore. Nazi Radio Hoax Angers Americans London, Jan. 11. (AP)—The Ger- !han radio, masquerading as the 6BC In an Ingenious scheme to disrupt Allied unity, faked a broadcast slurring American troops and •giving all the credit for stopping the German drive hi Belgium to Field Marshal Montgomery, the British Broadcasting company disclosed last night. : "No such broadcast has been made in any BBC service," the company said in revealing the Nazi trick that reported indignation in the United States and among American troops at the front. ; Explaining the German strategem BBC said the enemy radio relayed from Germany in the proper wave Ifength authentic BBC broadcasts and spliced into them the phony news comment in such a manner that the ruse could not be detected by the untrained ear. affected by this .order but will continue in force. Plan Used Before WMC state directors issued the following statement: "The people are aware of the serious situation and will cooperate to the limit. Workers and employers have done a good war job and will welcome anything which will help speed victory. "The ceiling program Is not new and has been used effectively in many tight labor areas. The increased shortage of male labor makes the application of ceilings on all finns a logical step In solvhig state, regional and national shortages. In war, first things must come first, and as far as we are concerned the critical war plants will be staffed first and other essential firms next." Cheese, like eggs, has a rich amount of protein which will become tough and stringy if it receives fast cooking. To avoid overdoing sage flavor, poultry seasoning made of several different herbs are recommended. Blues and Golds Split Series ,^ The Blue and Gold basketball teaihs of the Junior high school split a four game series played at the school yesterday afternoon and night, each team winning two games. The Blue "D" and "A" teams won their respective games with scores of 16 to 11 and 31 to 13. "Hic Gold "C" and "B" teams def?ated t)-.eir rivals with scores of 21 to 17 a!id 18 to 16. The students at the junior high school are divided into two groups, known as the Blues and the Golds. By a process of 'elimination both groups have four basketball teain.s which will play a series of games lo determine the school championship. Number 1 (Continued From Page One) luzon plains between the opposinR forces, the biggest tank and ground battle of the Pacific war soon may be waged. Massed in South Yamashita obviously was decoded into massing his strength between Manila and Batangas by the Yank invasions of Mindoro and Marindque Islands. "He Is'now feverishly bringing up troops from his prepared positions in the south." MacArthur said. Overwhelming American air power lashed out in continuous night and day attacks. In contrast, headquar- , ters said "enemy air activity ove* Luzon has now been reduced to a' negligible scale." There was no official word of any move by Japan's navy against the battleships, cruLsers and destroyer.s which escorted troop-laden traas- ports in a hazardous voyage from Leyte of more than 800 miles. The ships threaded among enemy-held islands, passed within 40 miles of Manila and even closer to Bataan. reported Spencer Davis, Associated Press war correspondent aboard Vice Adm. Thomas Kinkald's flagship. Land-based and carrier-based planes are keeping the Nipponese oif balance throughout Luzon, today's communique made clear. Sammy Snead's Game Improved By Navy Phoenix, Ariz., Jan. 11. (AP)—Ttto years In the navy made a better golfer out of Sammy Snead, the Hot Springs, Va., star, asserts Fred Corcoran, tournament manager for the Professional Golfers association. "His temperament," explained Corcoran, "Ls much better now. He can take the bad breaks without letting it bother his game." The 32-year-old Slammln' Sammy is the, top heavy favorite for the $5,000 Phoenix open starting Friday, •yesterday for the second successive day he posted a practice round 66— five under par—to lead the warmup field. Snead gained a wide reputation in » pre-war days for his explosive de-| 1 meanor on occasion. One highlight J of the 1939 U. S. open was when he blew up with eight strokes on the last hole. Snead has been anything but a temperamental golfer on the current swing during which he pocketed $8,421 in war bonds. TOUCHING Jefferson City, Mo.. Jan. 11. (AP) Nearly 1 ,500 tbnvicts have petitioned Orel Wood to stay on as chef at the Missouri penitentiary, declaring that during his three years as prison steward they have had "better meals, served hot and more appetizing." Wood, who says he wants a job which doesn't involve politics, admits he is "touched" by the petition. AMATEUR HOUR ON STAGE OF lOLA THEATRE 8:30 Pi M. 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