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state Historical society Topeka, Kansas Comp. THE VOLUME XLVIII No. 67 The Weekly Befister, Estobliibed 1867: The loto D&Ur Retister, Ertablished 1897. lOLA, KAS., SATURDAY feVENING, JANUARY 13, 1945. SnceeuoT to The loU Dsilr Becister, The loU DaQjr Record, uid loU DaSj Index. FOUR PAGES Reds Open Full-Scale Winter Offensive Lash Out In Three Sectors Berlin Says "Biggest Of All time" Drive Under Way in Poland, East Prussia, Hungary London, Jan. 13. (AP) — The Germans announced today that the Russians are attacking on the Bast Prussian front, indicating that the Red army had opened its winter offensive with simultaneous flanking drives in the north and south. A DNB broadcast dispatch said "the Red army has gone over to the attack on the East Prussian battlefield between Suwalki and Goldap," a 30-inlle front. The Berlin radio yesterday said a huge Russian winter offensive—the biggest of all time—had penetrated German lines on a broad front west of the Vistula river in southern Poland. DNB also announced today that Soviet forces lashed out In a third sector yesterday—on the Hungarian-Slovakian border between Lu- cenec and Kassa (Kosice) with a force estimated at seven or eight divisions. Moscow remained steadfastly silent, giving no hint whether the German report is true. The regular Moscow communique announced that the remnants of the Nazi garrison at Budapest had been compressed into a poclcet of five square nilles in the heart of the Hungarian capital. A late report from Berlin to Stockholm said the Russians were attacking in Poland with 500 gims, two air fleets, several tank armies and innumerable Infantry divisions in "the greatest offensive yet launched," amid "extremely violent fighting." When fighting subsided in this area last August the Russians held positions only 20 milefi southeast of Klelce. railtown connecting German held Warsaw with Krakow. Klelce and Krakow appear to' be the immediate objectives of the fresh as- sEiult at the threshold of German Silesia. The Soviet high command announced last night that inside devastated Budapest the Russians continued systematic liquidation of German and Hungarian die-hards. A midnight Soviet war bulletin said Hungarian patriots had riseh and were firing on the Germans from cellars and rooftops. The Patriot action brough retaliation from the Nazis according to Moscow, which said: "Thousands of civilians are perishing in the runis." Another 135 city blocks fell to the Soviet shock troops yesterday. The Germans now hold only about one- fifth of the flaming capital. A Berlin broadcast by Col. Ernst Von Hammer said the Russian drive nftrth of the Danube toward Brati- .slavia and Vienna "can be regarded as definitely stopped." By latest Soviet account the Bed army was crashing through the outskirts of Komarom. key Danube communications hub. The Weather KANSAS—Fair today and Sunday; somewhat wanner In extreme east today, continaed mild tonifflit and Sunday; lowest temperatures 25 to SO in west, 32 to 25 in east. Temperature—Highest for the 24 hours ending 5 p. m. yesterday, 55, lowest last Qlgbt 28; normal for today 31; excess yesterday 14 degrees; deficiency since January 1, 18 degrees; this date last year— highest 34 degrees; lowest 9. Precipitation for the 24 hours ending at 8 a. m. today, .0; total for this year to date, .04; deficiency since January 1, .46 inches. Sunrise 8:38 a. m.: set 6:24 p. m. Thermograph Readings Ending 8 a. m. Today. 9 a. m. 36 9 p. m 40 10 p. m 36 11 p. m 34 12 m. 32 1 a. m 31 2 a. m 30 3 a. m 30 4 a. m 29 5 a. m 29 6 a. m. 28 7 a. m ..28 8 a. m 28 10 a. m 37 11 a. m 40 12 noon 46 1 p. m 48 2 p. m. 3 p. m. 4 p. m 55 5 p. m 55 6 p. m 52 7 p. m -.49 8 p. m 43 Spring Weather Over Week-End Topeka, Jan. 13. (AP)—Spring weather will spend the week-end in Kansas with temperatures as high as 60 today and Sunday. Weatherman S. D. Flora predicted. "The pendulum is swinging Ijack after a cold December," Flora observed. No moisture was reported in the slate during the last 24 hours and Flora said he expected none over the week-end although he forecast some cloudiness tomorro*. Clear skies over Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado and western Nebraska brightened the picture still more. Dodge City reached a comfortable 63 yest-erday to be the warmest state point reporting. Lows overnight were generally mild with Goodlands 29 being lowest. Wichita dropped to only 38. Lows tonight are expected to average 32 to 35 in eastem and south- em parts of the state and 25 to 32 in the northwestern sections. Col Limbocker Tells Rotarians About Australia Ehiring the fifteen months he spent In Australia Lt. Col. T. F. Limbocker found many similarities Ijetween the Australians and the Americans In spite of sharp contrasts in some habits and customs. Col. Limbocker ' told the lola Rotary club Thursday night. Australia has about the same land area as the continental United States but has a total population of only seven million persons. About 47% of them live in the seven capital cities of the commonwealth. Limbocker found that the climate is mild and much of the interior is desert land. At Sidney, for example, the lowest recorded temperature is 35 degrees; at Melbourne the lowest temperature Is 27. Sheep, cattle, wheat, oats, sugar cane, cotton, tobacco, grapes and citrus fruits are the principal crops. Sheep raising Is the most Important agricultural activity. Australia has 40 sheep for each square mile of land and produces a third of the world's wool. Australians consume about four times as much mutton per person as we do and are also great beef eaters. Tea is the most common drink. Good coffee Is almost impossible to obtain and when the Americans first landed they had difficulty in getting waitresses to serve water. All business stops during the afternoon for tea which Is served with cookies or wafers. Ninety-seven per cent of the Australians are of Anglo-Saxon extraction and many British customs are followed. Traffic keeps to the left. Race horses run in the opposite direction to that customary in the United States, etc. Autsrallans, he found, are inveterate gamblers. Horse racing is very popular. The states hold lotteries to help finance their operations. Australians, lie said, will t)et on almost anything. Col. Limbocker has a high regard for the Australian army and the Australian people. They lead an active, outdoor life, are good swimmers and engage In many sports. He found them friendly and cordial. Australia is a land with many strange animals including the duckbilled platypus with a tail like a beaver which lays eggs and suckles Its young, the kiwi, a bird with hair instead of feathers, the kookaburra or laughing jackass, a bird with a very raucous call similar to a laugh, and, of course, the marsupials such as the kangaroo, wallaby and wombat. Col. Limbocker had l»th the music and the lyrics for the popular Australian song, "Waltzing Matilda." which the Rotarians sang and which will be given publicly later by the lola high school band. BY DEWnT MACKENZIE The German report that the Russians liave open^ a major offensive on the southern Vistula front In Poland signals a momentous de­ velopment—tf true. This anxiously awaited Red drive Is calculated to provide the perfect complement to the Allied pressure on Nazi Marshal Von Rundstedt in the west. It will establish the big squeeze which shortly should give us a fair gauge of the enemy's remaining strength, and ultimately will crush the life out of him. Into this picture fits. In a big way, the sensational news that Turkey Is opening the Dardanelles for passage of Allied supplies to Russia. TWs Is the quick feed-line to the Soviet Vistula front. Uncle Sam's soldiers are suffering heavy casualties In the bloody battle of the Belgian bulge—and the end isn't in sight. So great is the call for manpower in Europe, and In the Pacific theatre, that Washington is Inducting a minimum of 900,000 men for the armed services in the first six months of 1945. With this stark background, the publisher of a daily newspaper has asked me what substantiation there is for reports that, while our boys are being sacrificed, there are French and Belgian youths who also could be used, but are not. Well, that's an unpleasant .subject but one which should be ironed cut, for the sake of«il concerned. To state my conclusions first, I find no support for such an Idea. Or. the contrary, both France and Belgium seem to be doing all they can to get their available men into action, and the Allies are rendering such assistance as they can. However, the sitxiation is complicated and difficult. Take the case of France. With a pre-war population of about 42,000,000 she might be expected under normal conditions to put a maximum of ten per cent xmder arms—say 4,000,000-^apart from colonial troops. But actually the French government leports that the Germans are holding 780,000 French prisoners of war, 225,000 voluntary French woricers, 750,000 French slaves, 600 ,000 deportees of military age, and 600,000 dei>ortees from Alsace and Lorraine, mostly men. That's reaching for S.fiOO.OOO, or close to three-quarters (Continued on Pajre 4. No. 2) Explains Welfare Work to Kiwanis The methods used and the objectives sought in the administration of the welfare department of the county were discussed last night before the lola Klwanls club by Miss Minerva Robllis, director of the association. She explained how each request for assistance is investigated and a, family budget is determined upon the basis of the client 's need. This help to the family is not a pension and so varies in amount according to the actual requirements of the client. Miss Robins explained the changes which have been made in the operation of the county farm which is being turned into a convalescent home for aged persons. Here it is possible to give older people, who are also' infirm, better care at less expense than was possible when they were assigned to private homes. At present the home has 21 guests. Miss Robins said, who are being sared for at an average cost of $32 per month. The capacity of the institution is 32. The. nimiber of clients is much larger than the average during the past several years. At times fewer than a dozen pei-sons were living there. Miss Robins invited the public to visit the home at any time and even share in the meals served. She reported that the'cost of welfare work and the ntuuber of persons requiring assistance has been steadily decreasing. The total expense is not bom by the county, both the federal and the state governments assume portions of the load. American Doughboys Find Plenty To Laugh About at the Front To Give Two Talks On Cattle Diseases Dr. J. W. Lumb, extension veterinarian, will give two talks In Allen county next Tuesday on "Cattle diseases and parasites." Farmers and stockmen are Invited to hear him at 2 p. m. at the Humboldt city hall or at 8:30 p. m. in the vocational agricultural rooms at the lola high school. Some of the newer diseases such as trichomoniasis and anaplasmo- sls, blacideg, sbipplOf fever, acti­ nomycosis and their control will be <llscu6sed. _ J : BY HAL BOYLE With the U. S. First Army in Belgium, Jan. 10. (Delayed). (AP).— Dynamite blew open the iron door at the entrance of the German- held concrete bunker. Before the debris and dust had settled a young .staff sergeant leaped through and 70 Germans siurendered. When officers commended him later for capturing the entire garrison without firing a shot, Adolph Dreiling of Denver, confessed he didnX have much choice. "After I got inside the pUlbox I found that damned magazine was empty," he said. "I'm not a guy who's going to try reloading a tonuny gim with a mess of Heinies staring me in the face." Two sergeants who wanted to eat a cake from home in peace and quiet decided to go to the home uf a Belgian woman' who bad previously befrienijed them. "I know this Belgian language. I will go and ask her if we can eat the cake and drink some coffee in ber Imoe," said Statf Sgt Jobn Q. Lupnacca of Etna, Pa., to T /4 Vance D. somers, Washington, D. C, who had received the cake in the mail. He set off with the cake and coffee to make arrangements. Somers followed when he had finistied his duties. "Lupnacca was sitting in the house with a long face and no cake or coffee," Somers laughed: "The woman thought he was bringing the stuff toberasaprerent. She thanked him and aslsed WTT ^ to come in and ^t down. She took the cake and cotfee away and Lupnacca couldn't make her understand he wanted to eat it. We just sat there and finally got up and left." At an army dance two doughboys from the front latently watched Maridb Manley, fonner memiier of a WLW orchestra in Cincinnati, play the trombone. Iliey had had plenty of cognac. They couldnt take their eyes off Manley. Then. Manley swears, one turned to the other. "See. I told you. He doesnt swal- ic«ntioiie« m Vtm *, *l _ — •• • —= • — New Blows Memce Nazi Stand Americans Drive On' Houflalize, Intended As Anchor for Next German Defense Line By -JAMES M. LONG Paris, Jan. 13. (AP)—U. S. First army troops drove more than a lyile through snowbound forests today toward Houffalize, heart of .the Germans' shrunken bulge into Belgium^ while Third army forces Qn the south battle within five miles of that highway stronghold. The.PiTMt army vangxiards sliced to within^; less thaii six miles of Houffalize^ menacing the Germans' last escape road, and narrowing the waist of iha. enemy salient to less than 11 niiles in the American nutcracker clamp. Ousted "from '100 square miles at the tip of the bloody salient, neld Marshal Karl von Rundstedt already had fallen back to within two to three miles of the Ourthe river. The new i)low8 menaced aiiy Ger- nun hopes of holding a line through Houffalize'east of the river. Keeps ttaOt of Armor By unofficial estimate, Von Rund­ stedt had lost the equivalent of 20 divisions-^perhaps 200,000 mtsu—^ his breakthrough drive. But he hiw rescued th:e bulk of his far-reactuitt 38 Jap Ships HeaYY/Bombers Out Over; Reich Today Loni)n,^Jan. 13. (AP)—Heavy bombef^ of the U .S. Eighth air force were over Germany today, resumitig operations after severe high altitude snow storms had tied ttiem to British bases the last twp days. - ' Wintry weather over the battlefront held tactical air sup-, port t<) a: minimum yesterday but supreme headquarters said a few fighter bombers attacked a supply dump near Precken- feld, east of Wlssembourg. I^'nl^t British Lancasters dropped B^ton bombs on U-boat pens at Bergen, Norway. Three of the Wg bombers were reported mis^in^. Rip Aid Convoys Headed for Luzon armor, in strength still constitutixig a striking; thl«at. The tip'of Von Rundstedfs drive had been bent back 23 to 35 taiks from its nearest approach to ttjie Meuse ri^er, and American aj^d British acmies had rewon 60 per cent of German-overrun territory.^ While VQn Rundstedt had power to lash out: again, it seemed IQcely nich a thrust would be direetAd elsewhere bn ttie western front than in the Ardennes bulge. gtlfXen in! Sooth The AlK^e plain, with StrasbouijC as its chief ptize, was a popeiOH toehold fqr .such an offenttV«.>f>nt stiffened ;French-American defense there wa^<tiolding the latest Nazi assaults tp a virtual standstill. A soor^ of miles farth«- east, Americanapleared Rittersbofsn, eight miles belc(,w the Oerman border at Wissembbyrg. Bitter fighting continued all;around the nearby village of Hatten, where Germans were trying to cxack the American-held Maginot line. Reports reaching headquarters Indicated the Nazis had failed to , gain dvoAag the last 24 hours. Award Air Medal To Sgt. Jim Cook The Air Medal has been awarded to Sgt. J^ones (Jim) E. Cbolc. who was repoiied missing in aStion last June 9, for meritorious acWeve- ment from May 13 to May 19, 1944, according' to a letter received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs.: Gene B. Cook, from the War Department. Sgt. (Took, an aerial photographer gunner, was reported missing following an attack upon Truk. No recent word about him has been received. .The Air Medal, won for his fU;liievemepts prior to that, WHI be presented to his parents at a date to be announced later. The citation accompanying the medal reads in part as follows: "For meritorious achievement while participating as aeiial photographer gunner from May 13 to May 19, 1944t, In sustained combat operational missions. Plights were of a hazardous nature dqiing which enemy opposition was met. or during^ which an area was traversed where enemy antiaircraft tire was effective or where eaemy fighter patroli were habitually encountered. : "Sgt. Cook exhibited gr^at cptir- age and untiring energy; his eery- ices refle<iting highest credit atk tbe military forces of the United States." CASH C0.1IES LAST Minneapolis, Jan. 13. (AP)—C. L. Huckenpciiehler. gave police tliis UiA of loot after burglars raided bis borne: iwo boxes of sitells; twb pounds of butter two outons .of cigarette^ one pint and Un miniature hcMies of whisky, onqr carton of gum, sBveral ration bookz^-4uid |20 in cash. ^ounity Red Cross Elects Officers At t ^e annual meetit^ of tbe Red Cross which was held at the jmiior high school .building last night the following cdBcers were ^ted: Cbainnaif, Mrs. J. M. Powell; 1st vice chairman. J. C. Uttrell: 2nd vUfe chairman, I^ouis Irwin, Bjumlx>ldt; treasurer, Tbos. H. Bowlus; sec­ retaire Mrs. Florence Olson. A detailed'report of the year's accompUshmfmts in tlie county wUl be imUlslied at a l ^ter ttatct , Sees Speedy 4-F Action May &ys Labor's Blast Against Service haw Emphasizes Need for Legislation . Wbshiiigton, Jan. 13. (AP)—A blast by organized labor against current a^ngresslonal manpower moves bitou^ht a new prediction today from the house military committee chalj-man that work or fight legislation will become law. Chairman May (D.-Ky.) said he is more convinced than ever that 'action iy congress Is needed to solve the nation's manpower problems." In recess after a week of hearings oc a national service bill applicable ^o males between 18 and 46, his cominltteei is waiting to hear tlje views of labor next week. Going Act Soon May bru^ed aside a suggestion made yesterday by Philip Murray, CIO president, that the problem be handled by voluntary methods and be taken out of "the congressional mess it is iD" and returned "to the people wliere it belongs." "Congress is going to act and act soon." Mav said In an interview. •Tffi e question of whettier.we foV- low tbe suggestions of labor leaders-j or of leaders of our war effort, who have testified that there is an urgent need for work or fight legislation rig^t now." Byrnes Gieanwhlle In a letter to Gov. Herbert O'Conor of Maryland stated that although hundreds of tliousands of 4 -F's are holding war Jolx, tliousands more who could handle sucii Jol>s are not doing so. Most Force Such Men To fo^ce such men, as well as others in the 18 to 45 group wlio hold draft deferments, to take essential jobs is the main objective of pending legislation. The penalty for men shifting jobs or falling to take them at the direction of local draft boards would be Induction Into armj'-navy work units or fines and Imprisonment now provided by the selective service act. In another development of the many-sided effort to provide miuil- tions workers, the WMC prepared to trim the employment rolls of less essential businesses. | T; W. Roberts, Elsmore Pionetrj Dies at 87 (Special to The Register) Elsmqre, Jan. 13.—T. W. Boberts, one of the oldest settlers in this district, died this morning at hU home her^. He was 87 years old. Mr. RoberUs had lived most of his life in this coriuinunlty and taken an active part In Its developements. He was a member of the Methodist church.' ' He is survived by his wife at the home ind leaves no other close relatives. ' " Funeral services will be held at the Methodist church at 2 p. m. Monday. Burial will be at the i3s- more cemetery. Yanks Push 12 Miles Inland Invaders of Luzon Advance Toward Manila Steadily Against Light Jap Resistance By C. YATES McDANIEL Gen. MlacArthur's Headquarters, Luzon, Jan. 13. (AP) —Powerful spearheads of the Sixth army invaders of Luzon pushed forward steadily today toward Manila during' the fourth day of the invasion after advancing 12 miles to cover more than half the road distance to the Agno river, without meeting any enetny opposition. Tbe American troops moved cau- tloufely despite advance patrol reports of empty trenrties and abandoned dugouts near the river, the most formidable natural barrier acrcss the central Luzon plain. Only In tlie eastern sector of their bulging l>eachhead have they met any .considerable resistance. Japanese guns and mortars hidden on the slopes or.'ridges forming the south- em ispurs of the Benguet mountains fired intermittently into the flank. Nar^ Quiets Enemy Correspondent Spencer Davis of the'Associated Pres.s reported that the Japanese in those foothills pumped shells Into.American positions at 'th6 rftte of 60 to 70 a minute ;l)efore dawn Wednesday until they, ware silenced by warships. Air support was also called up to smash an enemy position in this area. Japanese attempts to land supplies for jthe defenders resulted in a loss for'them of a big freighter-transport and 45 luggers, which were simk or badly damaged at San Fernando, about 46 miles north of the American Llngayen gulf Iwachhead. So far the Sixth army troops have cncQimtered none of the last ditch stand or banzai charges which featured enemy delaying action in the earner stages of the campaign on Leyte island in. the Initial Invasion of the Philippines. No;Japs in Area One American colimm gained three miles in the 24 hours to Thursday: midnight to reach San Carlos and Malasiqui, 12 miles from the coa^, which General MacArtbur's communique conservatively located as the deepest point of American penetration. Not a single Japanese was seen or beard in the Malasiqui area. San Carlos was occupied against nothing stronger than scattered sniper fire. On; the extreme right flank in the west the Americans found only deserted trenches and a few pill boxes. Malasiqui and San Carlos are highway centers near the center of the: Luzon valley. San Carlos is the hub for tliree roads and two across at Malasiqui. QtlTE A BOY St. Louis, Jan. 13. (AP)—The Comfort Printing and Stationery Company isn't a bit worried about their new office boy being taken by the draft boaid tar military service. The "bdj," Johii B. New, served in the Spanish-American war in 1898 and is t2 years old. Japs Claiia. 31 U. S. Ships Sunk Off Luzon (By tbe Anoriated Pr»«a] Japanese propagandists today claimed 31 American ships were sunk and 25 damaged off the Luzon island invasion area of the Philippines in five days, ending January 10 (Tokyo time). A recapitulation by the Japanese Iward of information, recorded by the Pedera (Communications commission, claimed as sunk 20 transports, three aircraft carriers, five cruisers, a battleship and two destroyers. The damaged list Included at least four carriers, 13 transports, at least one battleship. Wo cruisers and five warships not definitely Identified. >-V Ledo Road Nearly Open Allied Motor Convoy Ready to Move Out As Soon As Last Miles of Vital Link Are Clear Myltkylna, Burma, Jan. 13. (AP) The first Allied motor convoy des- tlried for China in 2% years, and the first ever to cross Burma from India, is ready to leave Ledo, India, with vital war supplies for American and Chinese troops. The trucks will travel 1,000 miles over the Ledo road, construction of which was begun more than 18 months ago. ' Just 439 road miles south of Ledo, Chinese First army unite under Lt. Gen. Daniel I. Sultan are in position for the final drive to capture Namk- ham and the 25-mlle-long Shweli river valley—all that remains to be cleared before the main road to Cbina. opens. Engineers Stand By Drawn up close behind the Chinese combat troops are flying engineer units commanded by Brig. Gen. Lewis A. Pick. 360 North St., Auburn, Ala. The American engineers are standing by to repair the road quickly. At the other end of the Shweli valley, the Chinese town of Wanting is being stormed by Chinese forces clearing the old Burma road on the (3hlna side Already flanking elements from both forces closing In on the Shweli valley road are only a few miles apart. Once Namkham and Wanting are taken, they need only to cross to the ShweU's .south bank, occupy the road paralleling the river, and a truck route between India and <3h)na will be open. Americans in this theater have been woridng and fighting for two years with this one purpose—to open the land route to China, and are following the land campaign eagerly as the end grows near. FASHION NOTE Dallas, Jan. 13. -(AP)—George Louis Gaudreau, 25, boatswain's mate second class from Detroit, attracted plenty of attention here with that gold earring he wore In his left ear. "Why, I'm just one of at least 500 guys in the South Pacific who wear a single earring," explained Gau- breau. on leave from that area. "Ever since I had my ear pierced to wear the Salpan circle, lady luck has been skirting my heels." Other battle earring designs," he said. Include the Guadalcanal loop, the star of Makln and the Tarawa tadpole. Great Naval Battle StiU Roars On Cruiser, Destroyers Among 25 Ships Sunk By Halsey's Carrier Planes; Saigon Hit By LEIF ERICKSON U. S. Pacific Fleet Headquarters, Pe^rl Harbor, Jan. 13. (AP)—A furious assault on four huge Japanese convoys massing along the French Indo-China coast still roared on, according to latest navy reports, with Third fleet planes pouring down more of the bombs, rockets and torpedoes which already have smashed 38 enemy ships. A 5.000-ton cruiser, several destroyers and 12 transports loaded with troops Intended to Ge thrown against Gen. Douglas MacArthur on Luzon in the Plillippines were among 25 ships sunk Thursday, first day of the attack. Thirteen other ships were damaged. Navy accounts to date report no damage to the American fleet. Close to Shore Suggesting the vulnerability of the Asiatic mainland to Invasion from the Pacific, Arim. WiUlam.F. Hal- say's fleet even defied Japan's continental land-based air power by moving In close enough to send raiders Inland. They set off big fires aroimd the city of Saigon, 1,000 miles west of Manila. This fleet of Halsey's can move over great distances and pack a wallop all the way. It now can bo disclosed that his battleships, crut-!- ers, destroyers and aircraft carriers swept to the current action between Ssigon and Camranh bay across the South China sea after sinking or dyamaglng more than 100 Japanese ships and knocking out 98 enemy planes at Formosa last Monday. It Is more than 1,000 miles from Formosa to Saigon. Catch Japs by Surprise The crucial Indo-China as.saults. aimed at breaking up a big enemy effort to strike In behind MacArthur before the convoys can even get under way, caught the Japanese by surprise. That was attested by last night's communique pointing out that six leaded transports were sunk at Eal- (Continned on Page 4, No. 1) Miss Dickinson To Leave County ' Miss Annabelle Dickinson, home demon.stration agent for the Allen county farm bureau, has resigned to take a similar position in Rush county. Her resignation becomes effective January- 27. Miss Dickinson has served in Allen county for four years during which time the' activities of the farm bureau have shown steady growth. She is particularly interested in 4-H clubs and has seen the 1 number of clubs in the county rise from 12 to 16 during the past four years. ThLs morning Miss Dickinson said that Allen county needs a full time 4-H club agent because the time which the home demonstration agent and the farm bureau agent can give to the 4-H clubs is necessarily limited. Both must devote a large portion of their time and energies to projects appealing largely to adults. Miss Dickinson will be the first home demonstration agent which Rush county has had. In the past the farm bureau there has employed only a farm bureau agent. At present Rush county has only three 4-H clubs, althoueh the farm population is only slightly less than Allen county's. She believes that this offers a splendid opportunity for pioneering new clubs and new activities. A graduate of the State College at Manhattan, Miss Dickinson's home was formerly in the western part of the state and ^he is quite familiar with climatic and soli conditions there. At present no successor has been employed for Allen county. REVIEW OF THE WEEK Fadflc froot steals spotlight In -we^ war r«view.—.(NEA Telepboto.) OVERTIME Oklahoma City, Jan. 13. (AP)— Overtime pay, which has lured many Oklahoma teachers out of the school roo'ms and Into war plants, may Itire them back again. State Senator Louis H. Ritzhaupt of Guthrie says he will Introduce a bill to permit grade and high school Instructors in math, Industrial arts, science and commerce, to be paid $1.50 an hour for all teaching after. 30 bow a weeic

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