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PAOB FOUR THE JOtA REfiiSm AlXaSLO SCOTT, JToUtahM. Telephon* —. ill i[PTiT «C* Snatch e«b«a8» OOBiwettnt All Sep^itMDls.) BUftSOMPTIOiJ RATES ' OsAide AI1«B ind Ad}«<iiiA( Cooniias One Y««r JB.OO -»3.00 Six Montbs nuSM M<iBtB« „_ ;— One Yew ^fi-?" Bix MoWh* f2-50 Three UonUu .1 »l-6p Oao Month „ --650 Li KaasM add 2% sales tax to ahoW *«tes. MEMBER A8SOCUTED PRESS The Register eaniea the Associated Press report by special leased wire. The A«so- ciated Pnesa is exchislvely entitled fo use for republication of all sews diiMt<h9S credjled to it ot not otherwise credited In this paper and also fhe loeal news jmb- lished Herein. All rights ot repaWfcation oJ specisl dispatches herein are also reserved. Bible Thought for Today Some call this the SBb >coiiscloiis mind, bat we fear the rery thine nien feverfahly seek. Bow to tap infinite fnteflisenee and power: But ye shall reiteive power when the Holy spirit Is come upon. yoiL —Acts 1:8. POSTSCEIPT An additional comment or two in connection with my trip through the Boeing plant In "Wichita last week occurs to me: Planeview (not Plainview) Is the name of the "tent city" which was built next door to the plaftt to house the majority of people working there. But It is no 'tent" city; it is made up of exceedingly substantial little houses, many of which are bclnit bought, not rented, by the workers. They sell for aroimd $3,500. There are 4 ,300 such houses in Planeview in addition to a complete shopping center of considerable size. The population is about 18,000, which makes it the eighth city in Kansas today. The school population, however, (Planeview has its own school buildings) is fifth largest in Kansas. The difference, of course, is due to the fact that there are no old folks In Planeview; almost the entire population is made up of young and middle-age raarrlMi cooples. What will happen to Planeview, which is about five miles out in the country from Wichita, after the war? A lot of people in Wichita, not to mention 15,000 or 20,000 workers in the Boeing plant, would give considerably more than a penny to know. It will depend, of course, on the whole post-war picture. There is no doubt that it will survive as a city. The Boeing plant today represents an investment of 27 ininion dollars in real estate, buildings, and machine tools. It won't be scrapped. Some use will be found for it, and some of the workers will certainly prefer.to re- mahi in low-cost Planeview and commute to WSchita rather than live in Wichita and corhmute to the factory. But It Is equally certaUv that the shrinkage will be great; no amount of peacetime prosperity can match the Insatiable air demands of war. Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of these nice, new ntUe hooses wHl go the way of all flesh, will be moved, torn down and salvaged, or Just left to gather dust. It will be too bad, but Just another example of- the Inevitable waste of war. • • • You can scarcely hear yourself think Inside the Boeing factory. Hundreds, perhaps thousands of riveting machines are shootmg off like machine guns in that cavernous bulMing every m&iate of the time. Ton can't get arway from It; it's everywhere. In the two miles or so I walked through the plant, there wasn't a moment when I could ask a question without shouting right in a man 's ear. How the workers "take it" for the ten-hour shift they are all working is beyond me. I should think they'd go nuts. Of course they get iiaid for it. Averacee jobs i6 the plamt pay areimd 90 cents or $1.00 an hour, itl^llt' now they are Working 50 hours one week and 60 hour the nek, which mraas ayo-age tate- bome pay of s<^ 960 a week—less tajes. But 1h my "oTpInion they earn every cent of it. I dont know what soiaeone wotdd have to pay me to push one of those riveting ma- chlhee fo ^'aten-feour shift six days a Week. , • • • The workers at Boeing are served at every meal period except breakfast by moUle eafeterlaF units which are wheeled all over the plant. They can, of course, bring their own luneh boxes if they like. If they patronize the cafeterias, they pay <>ash at the titae, the average meal costing about 4d cents. We went through the kitchen which sutvUes the food for these units. The cooks there prepare between 10,000 and 15,000 meals a day. » • • - • You keep hearing about "cost- plus" war contracts. The favorite story is about the three men arguing Who should pay for the $3 hmch. One said, "lyct me r«y for it; I'm in the 40 per cent income tax bracket and it will only cost me $1.20." Another said. "Let me pay for it; I'm in the 90 per cent bracket and it will only cost me 30 cents." "No," said the third, "let mc pay for it, I'm working on a cost-plus contract and I'll IVCAKE 30 cents." It's a good story, but it doesn't apply to Boeing. Theirs is a "cost plus fixed fee" contract, which means that the profit to the Boeing company is a fixed figiu-e which does .not vary according to expenses. Thus there is no incentive to boost costs in order to boost profit because it doesnt work that way. Most war contracts, I was told there, are on this basis, not the wide open cost-plus basis which was so scandalously abused during the first world war. Actually, the cost of B-29's has gone down regularly and considerably ever since the fUrst one was made. The ffrst 100 made required an average of 157,000 man- hotu-s; the second 100 took 78,000 manhours each; then 57,000 for the third. Present tmckietion is at a rate of about 30,000 manhours. CAPTUBED FmST SHIP The TI. S. Coast Guard was thc- first service to capture a British man-of-war during the war of 18l2, when its cutter "Jefferson" captured the British brig "Patriot." Records show no airplane casual- tin defiidtely due to lightning. Okjy. ?n -zj.:\ ji;... ••v.-i more I i ^iiSSA!B£SB^i ''"JTO^^ ^^"^^^T^^^.!^^?'^ 16,1945. Comes Now tlie Business of Lowering the Spigot lOLA. KAKgAg WAY OUR PE Pa^righr, I. f. D»no» & Co., I«44; Humboldt News HUMBOLDT, Jan. 16—Rev. Sam Hedrick, district superintendent. Religious Education for the Metho-. dist church, of Baldwin, paid his official visit to the local church Sunday. He was in charge of the morning worship. A conference of church organization apd Sunday school workers was held in the afternoon, with Rev. Hedrick in charge. The evening session was devoted to a study of "West of the Date Une," with Rev. C. P. Knight, pastor of the church in charge. "Iliis is a renewed activity of the church, which held over from the pre- holidays activity of the church. West of the Date Line is devoted to a study of the peoples and customs in the Near East. Gary Fronk, who will observe his 8th birthday tomorrow, Jan. 17, was honored Saturday with a birthday party. Gary, with his guests formed a line party to the picture show, and later returned to the Fronk home where refreshments were served. The guest list included: Charles Punk. Paul Kenuneref, Larry Manlon, Gary Upton, Donald Fitzmaurice, Maynard Cress, Jerry Bailey, Donald Snart, Kenneth Patterson, Janice Fronk, and the honoree. Gary Pronk. Misses Lillian and Myrtle Johnson were hostesses Sunday, when the members of the Johnson family met at their home for a family reunion. Those attending were: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Johnson, Wichita. Lynn Johnson, U. S; N. Wimamsburg, Virginia, Miss Vh:- einia Norton, Augusta. Master Sgt. Richard McGrew, U. S. Army, South Pacific area. Miss Kathryn McGrew. Kansas City. Miss Marilyn McGrew. Shorcwood HllLs. Arkun .sH.s. Mr. and Mrs. J, L. John- .son. Mrs. Clara M<;Grcw, and the hostes.se.s, Mi.ssc.s LilUnn and Myrtle Johnson. Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Bi'own are cnjoylnK a vLsll from Lieut, and Mrs. Clifton H. Brown. Thev are enroute from - Beardstown, Illinois, to Long Beach. California. Lieut. Brown was formerly with the air forces in the European theater, and was recently returned to the States, following the completion of assigned' missions. He had been nreviously stationed at Roswell, N. M. Mrs. William Scearce returned to her home at Gardner Lake, after a visit here with her mother, Mrs. Eva Bessler, and with her son, Charles Lfibori, who is spending the winter here to attend school. » Miss Sadie Cochran has "been returned to the Johnson hospital at Chanute, where she will redbive treatment. for a broken hip, which she suffered a short time ago. Eugene Parker, of lola, was the .successful bidder on the clerk position at the Katy station here. Mr. and Mrs. Parker are at home to friends in the Mae' Schleicher apartment on Bridge street. They enjoyed a visit Sunday from Mr. Parker's parents. Mr. and Mrs. John Parker, of lola, who spent the day here. Mrs. C. A. Brooke returned Friday night from Kansas City, where she soent the week with relatives and friends. Miss Betty Brown returned yesterday morning to Kansas City, where she is employed. She spent the week-'end here with her parents Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Brown. Mks Kathryn McGrew has returned to K&ntos City, where she is emirioyedi after a visit here over thp wtek-erid with home folks. Mrs. ViVian Hastings, of Oakland. Calif., is here visiting her mother. Mrs. H. A. Harwood. and her sister. MrS. Sleanor Donaldsbn. She was called here by the death of her father, ^hdse funeral'services were held Suhday afternoon, from the Johnson funeral home. WHEN SEW YORK. WAS YOUNG VI fpHE town of New York, in the 18th century, was considerably different, in habit and temperament, from any other colonial community. A large number of travelers and strangers were always to be found on Manhattan I.sland. To accommodate them there were numerous inns, with such names as the King's Arms, the Merchant's Coffee Hoiise, the Blue Boar, the Three Pigeons, The Sign of the Spread Eagle. Anybody who had the money to pay his way could come to New York and stay indefinitely without being questioned by the authorities if he behaved himself. Most of the coastwise vessels, carrying passengers between New j England and the southern ports, ]3ut into New. Yark, where they remained from three or four days to three or four weeks. For some reason that is psychologically difficult to analyze New York attracted counterfeiters and swindlers of one kind or another, as well as tourists whose pockets were well-lined with money. Nevertheless there was a solid core of highly respectable citizenry—both English and Dutch— in tlie town. On top was the community of gentle manners, quiet iiomes, elegant furnitia-e, and good taste. Under this community lay a lietcrogoneous horde of tavern roi.stercrs, Negro slaves, thievish .•servants, underpaid worlcingmen, and crooked individuals of all conditions. Many of them from the other colonies were fugitives from justice. • e • •jVEXT morning, as Major Lawrence and Charles Mason left tlie house together, the Major said, "I'm going up to the debtors' prison, and I thought you mi^t like to see it" Mason said that he wanted to see everytliing, but asked the •cowi. lasiilY ntA atavict. iwc i w. ato. » »• off, 1-13 7It*s tlie bHb )''s cute s<iviiu;s Pin i>enilii|g liis fuUier in the Pliihppines- <:aii I ini£re the-pack^j^e for $1000?" Gas City Events ular meeting at the schoolhou.5e Prid&y afternoon. The presidertt, Mrs.' Edith. Sproul, presided and had the demotions. Mi-s. Clint Boyd gave' a reading. After discussions a flower game was played. The Loydl' Tempenmce Lcnidn , »^ J .met-Widay after school at the home GAS CITY, Jan. 15—Word has 1 of their spons-or, Mrs, Marie Poster, beers received here of the death ot Meeiing opened with .sinsiiiK L. t. Lt.'Herbert Lane, -Dec. 30, in L- «OnKS. Mary Both had (he dc- Prmice. He was seriously wounded y "t'"J>-';- ''hf y ^i;c.slf'''nt. Joan Pox, had chiirKtr of the meeting. Tlie next; mectltjicr .will be held _at the Major's ptui>ose in going there. "Oh, I'm going there to get a prisoner released. A bricklayer I know, named Jason Kittle. A good man and a good workman. He's been in the jail for two-rpHERE were no cells in the debt- months, and today I take him out" , "What was his crime?" Mason seemed smnewhat bewildered. "Was it nothing but owing debts?" "That's all," vns the reply. "He owed four poxmds and some shillings." When they had reached the Commons—the square where the city hall now stands—the Major pointed to a dark, bleak, bare building and told his companion that it was the debtors' prison. "The man I'm taking out is a good workman, as I've told you. He helped build one of my houses. A few months ago he fell from a house and injured himself so that he was laid up for weeks. When he got well at last and was ready to go back to work, he owed some money, mostly for provisions and rent. He couldn't pay and his creditors sent him to prison." "How could he be expected ever to pay his debts if he is kept in jail and is not allowed to work?" "The question you ask," the Major replied, "is the essence of the whole thing. They jail a man because he is unable to pay his debts and fix it so he wrlll never be able to pay them." "But I should think that the government would object to feeding these prisoners," said Mr. Mason. "The government doesn't feed them, nor does it clothe them. The creditor who has the man put in jail must pay a few pennies a day for his support while he is in prison, but it is not enough to keep him alive, so the prisoners depend on the charitable public to send them food and clothes. "I arranged yesterday w^ith Jason Kitae's creditws. I paid them not only all he owes them but also various charges and fees, and got a release from them. Today he'll be released and I'll see that he gets work to do. Thai he can repay me a little at a time." « « » ors' pristHi. It consisted of a large room with 50 or 60 men in it All the men were shabby, unkempt and hungry-looking. A fire of logs was burning in a vast cluraney.at one end of the room. A few fables and rickety chairs were in the place. The pallets on which the men slept were rolled up against the wall, all except three or four. On these men were lying. The prostrate men seemed very ill, all of them. They found Jason Kittle. He was a wan, nervous-looking man in a shabby but decent suit of clothes—the long trousers of the workingman, the stout shoes, the checkered shirt—so soiled that • it looked black, and a coat of coarse gray wool. As they stood outside tlic door, the young Virginian, the Major, and the shabby man with the bundle under his arm, the Major said, "Now, Kittle, we're saying goodby to you here. Wait"—^h^ drew out his pocket book, coun ^ 30 shillmgs, and placed the mon in the man's hands. "Take this and buy yourself some warm clothes. I'll add it to what you owe me. Go to your wife, take a good rest tomorrow, and come to me the day after, and I'll find some work, for you. No, no, not another word from you. On your way now." He waved the man away and turned to Charles Mason. "Now. my young buck," he*aid, "I have 10 shillings here that says I can beat you at your favorite game of billiards. Want to bet? Of course you do. Well, let's go down to the Merchant's Coffeehouse and try our skilL" NEXT: A GEORGIA TOWN W HOT -he 25 YEARS AGO Item* Prma The KedBter January 16. 1930. Washington: Constitutional prohibition becomes effective at midnight tonight. From 12:01 the manufacture, sale or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United States and all territory subject to the jurisdiction tliercof for ijevcrage purposes" is prohibited by the .18th amendment to the Constitution, and the United States becomes the first nation of the world to make such a provision part of its basic law. Congress has defined an intoxicating liquor as any beverage containing one-half of one percent or more of alcohol. in Germany some time ago. The Luni; family were former residents of Gas, and have: many friends here. • Mrs. Elsie Walton of LaHarpe, was«a Thursday afternoon caller at the J. W. Woods home. Mrs. Bell Wood ot lola, was a Sunday afternoon c411er in Gas. Mr.-Orla Brown of lola, spent a cpuple of days tihls week with homb of Pajth Keen, January 26, JACK-OF-ALt-TRAOES P.ushyllle.-Mo.{ J.in. 16 'APi—Of­ ficially E. B. Ijott is superintendent of RushvlUc sciiols. but—' Dul-ing a -'teacher'.s illness he liacl to double in tite classroom. Last week the .school'.s janitor- Mis. Harry Griffin delightfully- entertained the Golden Link club ye.sterday afternoon at her home 319 West Madison. "My Hopes for the New Year" was the subject of the roll call. Mrs. Gibson had charge of the le.sson. She gave a review of tlie chapters of the afternoon's work. Mrs, Club talked of "The Mountaineers of the South". TliLs was followed by art interesting discu.ssioii aljout "Prohibition and Its Effects". A reading, "Prohibition" was clven by Mrs. Woodruff. A New Year's card from Mrs. Lowdermilk of Seattle, Washington, was read during the afternoon. Mrs, Gibson assisted Mrs. Griffto in serving delicious refreshments. Mi,s.s McLatchey was expected by Mr.s. C. E. Russell to arrive • from Pittsburg this afternoon to spend the week-end as her guest. Sfiss McLatchey was supervisor of rau- drown wdiiJd itel fur iiiit upplra ul KO much a biLshel. I could Jbejnaking as much in r «al 'iuoB«y iift-erraad boy ' - ar th^ drug sioref^ bus driver q'ult; and he had to take his idaughter, Mrs. .Earnest Poster j over, going to worlc at 4 a. m, and'children. •. Aft«r school he's coach of the Mfs. Earnest Appltog and chil- basketball team, and after Friday sic in the city schools here two dren of lola, were Sunday visitors nighty's gam.e he had to stay and years .ago. at the- home of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. sweep the gVm, .. I Gumfory. | SatwdaysV He's a butcher in a PRACTICE The Mothers' club held their reg- St. Joseph meat market. j salt Lake City. Jan. 16. (AP)—in —J — =z^r-^ -.:::r=z^=:.=rz:z:-^=:zjzi^^^-^--.:::= | order tO IjC SUrC hC COUld COnteud I with the 2-year-old daughter he has never seen. Marine Sgt. Arthur t'. Kuighton Jr., borrowed a little girl from a Honolulu orphanage, took her window-shoppmg, bought her dinner and .showed her the town. Now. Knighton ^Tote his family, nes all set for the real thing. PUBLIC SALE As we have decided to leave the farm, we will sell at PubUc Auctton at the Prank Harris farm, mile west, 3 miles north and 1 mile east of Elsmore; or S'.i miles south and 1 mile ea.st of Moran; or 3 miles south and miles west of Bronson, on— Friday, January 19th Conuneaclng at 11 a. m., sharp, the following described property: i 6 HEAD OF HORSES—One steel been used since it was overhauled: gray horse, comfaig 5 years old, wt, 1400; 1 steel gray horse, coming 4 years old, wt. 1300; 1 bay mare, 11 years old, wt. 1300, bred to horse; 1 black mare, 9 years old, wt. 1250; 1 black coming yearling filly; 1 blue roan coming yearltog horse colt. 13 HEAD OF CATTLE—One red cow, 5 years old milking good; 1 Shorthorn cow, 3 years old, milkr Ing; 1 Guernsey cow, 3 years old, milking; 1 Guernsey cow, 6 years old, milking; 1 Guernsey cow, will freshen before date of sale; 1 half Holstein and Guernsey cow, 5 years old, fresh February 5; 1 Guernsey cow, 6 years old, fresh January 31; 1 coming 2-ycar-old helfcr, calf by side; 1 coming 2-year-old heifer, pasture bred; 2 coming yearling heifers: 1 coming yearling bull calf. HOLHEHOLD GOODS—One studio, couch; 1 kerosene range; 2 tables; 1 kitchen cabinet; 1 commode; 1 cupboard; 2 dressers; 2 Iron beds and sjH-lngs; a few odd chairs and small tables; 1 coal heater; several dozen jars, some dishes, jars, buckets, and many other articles. FARM IMPLEMENTS. ETC.— One good Fprdeon tractor, hasn'l 12-lnch John Deere tractor plow; 1 Emer.son gang plow, 12-inch; 1 Emerson sulky plow, i6-inch; 1 horse disc; 1 Hooslcr grain drill; 1 good, 12-shovel, 2-row cultivator; 1 good( 6-shovel single row cultivator: 1 John; Deere mowing machine, ofoot: 1 Dcerlng mowing machine, 5- foot; 1 Deerlng mowing machine, 5- foot, wrecked; 1 Hays corn planter, 80 rods of wire; 2 two-section harrows; 1 wagon and rack: 14-lnch walking plow. MISCELLANEOUS — 2 Sets of brltchen harness; 1 set light harness, 6 good collars: 1 good stalk cutter! 2 good 55-gallon drum.s: 1 iwo -weeled tralter chasBls; 1 new grindstone: 1 manure spreader; 1 shock shooter; 1 binder fork; 2 .scoop shovels; 1 wire .stretcher; 1 nearly new 5-ft., cross-cut saw: 10- gallon Cream can; 2 flvc-gal. and 1 three-gal. cream can.s; 1 Royal Blue cream separator: 1 kerosene brooder; 1 coal brooder: 8x10 broo<fer house, nearly new; several other articles t-oo numerous to mention. 1 GOOD 1933 CHEVROLET COACH, 4 nearly new I»-lneh tim aaA g0 «d sp^, if net seU by Me of sale. WHAT. NO SHRIMP? GreenviUe. MLss,, Jan. 16, (AP)— Capt. Gerard Grafton WTOte from somewhere in Germany: "No more shrimp, please." Relatives hetr. at Memphis and in Arkansas wondered: "Was Gerard Sick? He always itked shrimp. He had even written once asking fbr canned shrimp.' • A check revealed that the captain's lettei; round-robined to relatives, had resulted in shipment of ai^ximately 4 (KVoaBS of.dntaqii. THIS CURIOUS WORLD EXPERIMENT; WEASELS CAN ; AWDETO; r WHITE RJte IN,S%«MMM BVSH0R7iNIN& THEIR HOWRSdF >^ D>*yt»©Hr. : Bitowr* IN Sf;iMA\F.R, TURN? y^if^/rs. •jN:wiNrER. AND , ^URNlSH.PS THE FUR KNOWN .AS e^A^/A/'.s/ S5J •COPR. IMS Br PIM SERVKC INC. ^ T.««.»EG.U.8.P*T,0»r. ^ CANAM'5 PDPUtAnON LIVES.FARTMSI? SOUTH THAX THE MOST* NORTHERN • POINT OP /WIMNESC^A. CiX^ Ti '^fHt^ •T '.ijea^n^ ANSWER: In Rio de Janeim, Br.izil. NEXT: Aacries's bflrt^ post. Dr. Wayne E. Fraiitt OPTOMETRIST Kenneth /tbeH OftloiBa 108 E. MadlsM tote, ftioae m Rock of Ages BeMtr NOW and KOBSVEB WXLUAMS MONUMENT WORKS —Authorised OMieiw IS Tean to bte V.J.EVANS TYPEWRITER EXCHANGE TYPEWXnSBS 90 BENT An MakM^l^ewitteni AODDrO HACBINES CA8B BSGnOKU Can te nw BstlMite TEEMS CASH—If credit is desired see your local banker. before attending sale. No property to be removed untlt settled for. Not responsible for any accidents that may occur durtag sale. ' ' SAMUEL S. STANLEY C!OL. W. J. RILEY, Auctioneer. »L L. WILSON, Cleit.li Lnncb WiU Be Served At Noon. i THOa H. BOWLUS. President O. !«. BOWLUS. Vkse-Fwt. L. V, BOWLUS, Cashier. GEO. H. MACK, Assistant OuaM. Allpn County State Bank lOLA, KANSAS CAPITAL.. $30,000.00 Sl^PLUS $ioo,ooS.o6 DEPOSITS OVER ONE SCILLION OOXXAR8 Depodts insured-by the Federal PepMt Insnrance Cor« pwatiOB, WaslungtoB, D. C. Maximnm Inseranee for eack deiMieitor 13,000.00. 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