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PAQB 8IK THE lOtA REGISTER |««t---CHAKLB8 F. 8C0TT——im AMQBLO SCOTT, I^iUMer. Entered at th» lo\», Kutiu, Port OMe* M SeeoBd Olni Utttw." ' Telepbona •—™ <erivat« Brnneh Ezchaaca OooutctiiiC All Departmeati.) BCB80KIPTI0K lUTES . OuUide AllM and Adjolnim Conntio* Oii« Yeur „..;._ : 90.00 mx Months •8 -22 Thwi MouUa 11 .78 On* Month - 76o In Allen and Adjoining OoontiM^, One Year JS-OO BU Montbg f?-50 Three Month* One Month . 1.50 ..660 In Kansas add 2% tales tax to above ntes. MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS The Register carries the Associated PreM report by special leased wire. The A MO- ciated Press is exclusively entitled to nae tor' republication oi all newa dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this • paper and also the local news pnb- lished herein. All rishts of repoblicatlon M Special dispatches herein are also reserved. Bible thought for Today lay hold on tt aaw, Ji is a different and glorious kind of Uvinc: Fight the good fight faith, Jay hold on eternal life, whereunto thDU art also called.—1 Tim. 6:12. PUBLISHING REUEF NAMES An old argument is about to be resumed in the Kaneas legislature. A bill has been introduced to requite county social welfare boardE to publish the names of those receiving assistance and the amotmt of money each receives, as was done prior to 1942. The publication of these names and amounts was discontinued In 1941 because the federal social welfare board insisted on it, flatly statmg that federal funds would be withdrawn from Kansas II pnb- lication were continued. Kansas complied under protest rather than take over the federal loiad, which amounts to some 2 million dollars a year. * » • The federal arguments were two: first, that relief recipients should not be subjected to humiliation and ignominy by having names and amounts published; second, that the publication of such lists actually tended to recruit applications from those who figured they were "entitled" to relief if John Jones, who was no worse off, was getting it. The chief arguments on the other .side were, first, that the Kansas taxpayer has a constitutional right to know where his tax money is going, who gets it, and in what amount, so that he can protest in any case where he thinks the money is being misspent; second, that if names and amounts are not published, graft and collusion could run rampant without being detected; third, that non -publication will encourage people i to apply for assistance and raise relief costs. • • • All of these points could be argued ad infinitum, except, perhaps, the last one. Enough time has elapsed by now to produce statistics Indicating whether publication of names acts as a recruitment or a deterrent factor—and the Indication seems to be that It has no effect one way or the other. At'least that is the indication in Allen county. I had occasion to dig up the figures a while ago. Here they are: No. No. No. Year Old Age A. D. P. Gen. Asst. Grants Grants Grants .1938 426 81 212 1939 270 97 235 1940 513 110 524 1941 533 m 271 1942 567 114 256 1943 554 91 126 1944 517 63 95 It will be observed by running down these columns of figures that In no case does there seem to be any break between 1841 sail 194^, the year when publication of-niames was discontinued. In the case of old age assistance grants, relatively unaffected by the employment level, there was a gain of ohly 34 eases in 1942 afi compared to 1941 and as cooipared to a gain of 20 cases the year before, then a slight falling off in the past two years. In the case of aid to dependent children (second column) and gen> CTal~«s8istuce;^^b^ at whic^ are dlr^ly Influehced by" the employ* meat levels-tfeie^ trend was sharply tip mOa Jobs- became generally avaOaUe, th«a sharply down-4>ut again hO break In trend during the year when publication of names was discontinued. * » • Thus it would seem to be a matter of fact that In this county, neither publication or non-publlca- tion has had the slightest effect on the relief situation In general. I see no. reason to doubt that figures for the entire state woulid show a similar pictiu-e. As a matter of principle and as a protection against the possiblUty of graft and collusion (in counties less pure and honest than Allen), I still think the names should be published. But as a matter of principle versus 2 million dollars— I confess that I would basely and unhesltattogly vote for the 2 million. My guess is that the legislative wlU, too. "DUST OF THE ARENA" It can hardly be a coincidence that the Russian offensive in Poland /got stalled at Warsaw when Allied political attitude toward the Polish government also got stalled, and that the offensive got going again only after Churchill finally gave in and publicly admitted that Russia should be entitled to have her way. It would also be interesting to know how many American and British lives have been lost on the Western Front whUe this poUtical pause has been going on and because Of It. Perhaps none. Perhaps the time has been fully spent* gathering reserves and suppUes and will pay off in the present offensive. But it C!OUU} be that if Russia had continued the pressure In Poland, Germany would have had to divert so many divisions from the Western Front that Elsenhower's offensive never would have stopped at the Siegfried line, not to mention being pushed back by a counter-offensive to the tune of a 40,000 casualty loss. • • • The moral, it seems to me, is that the London Economist had a valid point when it recently criticized U. S. foreign policy for enunciattog lofty generalities while failing to "get hito the dust of the arena" and help work out specific problems Immediately at hand. Our contribution to the Polish problem was to remain completely aloof except for holding tight to our official disapproval of the Polish government desired by Russia. As a result, our men have had to face more German divisions than they might have—and we finally lost out in our official position to boot. Our contribution to the Greek problem has been similar and the results have been equally humiliating and unprofitable. It seems to me that It is about time for our diplomats to take off their white collars, roll up their sleeves, and go to work fighting the war NOW side by side with our doughboys; Precious little good It will do us to have fine theories as to how Europe should be run after the war if England and Russia make all the decisions now while the war is still going on. NOT CIGARETTES Danville, Va., Jan. 18. (AP)— donors of prizes for farmers attending a tobacco meeting were a^ked to leave them at the American bank. Bank President Wayles Harrison 's phone rang. "Which door?" a donor inquired. "What are ypu giving?" was the cautious reply. "Ton of tobacco fertilizer." ;"Oh, for gooSness sakes. I mean, that 's wonderful. But can 't you just send a ^etter^ promising delivery ..." "WeU, I just wanted to know. i;U send a letter, but if you change your mind, let me know and the fertilizer will he placed in the bank loBby." • '^A telescope iiiii'vkc vent—he {nsisls on snjokiiiK W I U' I A '•—- — —-rf ~ yorkintfl** T.^~*S.w7:.-.' THE IQLA mSSBSm, THURSDAY EVENING, JANUARY-18.1945, lOLA. KANSAS LAHARPE, Jan. 18—In the January 17 Items the report on Freddie Heathman was omitted. He is in the European theater of war. Freddie has a host of friends here who/WiU be interested in knowing of his assignment. Harry (Doc) Wilson. F 2-c. who is located in California now, says the days are like spring back home, Wray Skinner and Orval Morrison both returned from Leavenworth Tuesday night, both passing their physical tests for .service. The new owners of the Bob Yokum filling station cn the. highway have both been in the hospital since purchasing the station. Mr. Jess Nichols, father of Dale Nichols and Dale Nichols Jr., are taking over until Mr. Dale Nichols and Mr. Francis Bremer an- recovered. Mr. and Mrs. Joe George and family were Sunday dinner guests 0^ Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Eisenbrandt and Hilda. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Elsen- brandt and Hilda spent Simday evening with Mr. and Mrs. John Eisenbrandt. Mr. and Mrs. Wilber Booth and Merla Jean spent Sunday at Lorie Elm visiting Mrs. Booth's parents Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hester, and Mr. and Mrs. Booth had Mi'. Bnd Mr.s. Farley Lasley and Jo for Sunday evening dmner guests. H. J. Starkey and wife, of Hutchinson came to be with Mr. Starkey's sister Mrs. Emma Pretty, who is seriously ill this time. Mrs. George Teague entered Bethany hospital in Kansas City Monday. She .was accompanied byi Mr. Teague and Mrs. Lois Holmes. Mr. Teague returned home. Mrs. Holmes remained in Kansas City with Mrs. Teague. , Ctorp. Albert Caler of Maxwell Field, Ala., visited his cousin Mrs. Norma Troxel and Mi's. Hobart and Miss Marie Hobart last Sunday. Pvt. 1-c Eugene Hobart is in New Caledonia. S 1 -0 Don Payne arrived home Wednesday morning and accompanied his wife and little daughter Carole Ruth to Kansiis City where Carole Ruth will have .a- check-up- at the hospital for a hip correction. Mrs. John Walton of south of LaHarpe called on Mr.' and' Mrsi Price near Moran Wednesday. Mrs. Price is quite iU. PLEASANT VALLEY Ground drying out nicely. Some are shucklhg corn and a few are combining grain sorghum. Those nice days made some of the farm boys begin to talk about sowing lespc- deza. oats and barley. Pei:haps we had Ijetter •nteit. We might get another little storm yet. His many friends here arc sorry to hear that Victor Foster is reported missing in action. Victor grew to manhood here, was liked by everyone. Mrs. Harold White and the other relatives have the symoathy of all. Fred Tackett and son Dale were in a coyote drive in Bourbon county Sunday while Mrs. Tackelt visited with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Gates and other relatives in Fort Scott. Miss Charlotta Kiiicaid, the teacher at Deer Creek, has been sick the past few days and unable to take care of her school work. Fred Tackett sold a nice bunch Of hogs at the Holmes and Riley sale bam Satiurtiay. Bob Belvoir, who has been sick with the flu, is reported better. Mr. and Mrs. Allen Heinrich were business visitors in lola Friday. Mr. and Mrs Fred Tackett were visitors in Moran recently and while there Fred bought a fifew com planter which every pesky farmer in this district is planning on borrowing. Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. Eyler were shopping and v'sitin? relatives and friends in lola Friday. Our Indian, the Chief, can _ do things with leather that just beats anything we ever saw. He has made his wlf^ a handbag out of io ^iorted plgskifi leather that is finer than any handbag we ever saw in any one's store, with braided draw strings and handle that just gets us. Just why that hot-^ot likes to farm when he can do that kind of woric with leather, we don't get It. Special mobile canteens, some pre- seated by Americans, are being used in Holland's Ubersted ax ^lf? - "An insurance policy and sainv oil stock? And you • wanl lo iio llirougk nil lliis pile?" t 50 YEARS AGO I * EdttOTlaf and News Itens « •» from Tb^ I«fat Beetste^ «( 4> •> J^uuiflnr 18. 1895. — • • • • • Union: A y^ung man brought the hide of a wild^.cat to town last Saturday which i he had killed that morning neat Humixildt. He said the cat whipped two dogs before he had a dutnce to shoot it. The hide showed it to be quite a large animal. his famib' from hi.s natural gas heated home m lola to Topeka where he, will have to wrestle with a capricious baste.burner all winter. it is amiising to see some of our young people "walk along the streets just BOW. The 're is a stiffness about the ankles that tell very plainly they have indulged a Uttle too much in the threat sport of skattag. Star: It is ,'anmnmced that Colonel Timothy gtover, tho new assistant secretary ,bf state will not move The Khightsand Ladies of Se- cmrity. had an installation of officers in ttielr lodge room last Thursday evening ^d installed the following officers:-Pres. L. W. Duncan; 1st V. P-, Mrs. Sadie Ausherman; 2nd V. P.. Mrs. Phila A. Stevenson: P.. Mrs. William.son; Cor. Sec. R. H. Bennett: F. Sec, R. B. Stevenson: Tren.s- G. Goff; Con., C. C. Ausherman;-!. G., I. S. Welch; O. G., Ciia-'^tain. Robt. Hart ha.s- bought tlie meal market formerly owned by C. E. Munger snd Ls now ready to meet the wants of aU hLs old castomers. STRONCl HOOKS A swai-Sn of bees may weigh as much as la pounds, yet it is .supported only by tiny hooks on the feel of tho insects themselves. THIS CURIOUS WORLD corn. 1445 BY NEA SERVICE. INC- T. M. BtC.-.'li. S- PAT- Off. if MSRAG^. TBWPERATURE OFtHEBARTH (XCUR5 KIEARTHE TIME WHEN QM.&UOeEi ISCUaJSKmoTHE SUN./ IS tHE SEVENTEEN-YEAR A : . LCX ^Sr SP^AMED? ARETHEW.VNATI RSPRESENTATIVES OF THE ANSWER: Because the insect ^ ir^to ihe grourid^ after ba'ch- ing, to emtjrge as an ^dult 17 year* later. * f". , OUR PEOPLE Ditittb<il«< t>y HEA $«fTlc«, I M. A; GEORGIA TOWN IN 1807 T^H.E name of Major Earle's wife yas Kr.thc.ine, but no one ever usey it i adoressing her or in talJcing about licr. To her friends and relatives sht. was Kitty, and th(is> who did not know her so V;Q 1^, called her Mrs. Earle in a most respectful tone. li, she were living now, in our time, there is no doubt that she wquld be looked upon by her ac- qu'aintahces as a mild, colorless person, without ideas or outstanding .traits. Moieovffl-, she would be; considered almost incredibly igi>drant. But in 1807 women were not-judged by the standards of to- daj'\ A lady was not expected tO have a Hock of notions fluttering ai'&Und inside her head, or to be able* to dircuss the differences be- twisfen the Federalists and the Re- puisiieans. or the iniquities of AaJ-pn Burr, or Uie doings of the upgtart Napoleon. Nor was she supposed to know the distance of the-earth from'the sun, who Lord Bacon was, or who invented the-art of printing. The women of AhaX day, if they were well- bred, did not have an interest in anything except husband, house- hoKl, a small circle of friends, and thitr social activities. I'here : -e : .o women's clnhs. The ladies took no part in politics, nof i - r:.\y ^jublic movement, even if >t ad a charitable object This apvilies not onl;, to Georgia, but to Ihe country as a whole. One ncrv'er once ntered a woman m an otiA-e unler? she were a visitor. Bu.'iincssm.a and statesmen iiad sect-etarie., but they were invari- abliy male. f 'Vi'^omen .ver. on the stage in that erat id -om hem were sele*- brsjted fo: their talent, but IK acti'oss, however -^tinguisht she might be, v.'.;s :ver re oeived by yhe ladies or so.iet;'. To the len and wo^en o .iir .t .me there se mied to be somethin" prt iimdly -/ulgiar in Sny woman' exhibiting ..erseli before a crowd in a theater; not cmly" j'xliibitlng herself, but /en pretending to be somebod/ else, according to the role sh J vas 'laying, 'ilie ladies and gentlemen might enjoy he :^rformance, as they freiquently id, >ut e en .le best performance did aot raise he social wtatus of the actors who ^ok part in it ' • • • A FEW women in every com- mimity were in business despite -he rigid verdict istom and public opinion that woman' irroper place was the home. There were woman tavern keepers, ^or instance, rmd JOTM of these Iiost- es^ of jaded travelers .t.ained a wide and favorable renown. And, of coui* all the dressmaking establishments • -er carried an by women. Women owned small slJops ot various kinds, ranging from bakeries to 'hoe -tores. Bu. all plaf s of power nd distinction commercial life wer occupieu jy men. Marriage wr .s the first objective oi '' womankind. It was gon )'.y believed that something was -wrong with ' .irl she never married, something wrong morally or mentally or physictdly. BUk a youn^ womar- -ould d;. very little abou. iu Conduct tha. I: considered only mildly flirtatious co. woula have have becu Jharacienzea a& indecent 'n *Jie eaix J -8 OO'S, and such practicfes a" "necKiiij, would have served to i;.-ciude 'Jie lady In the 2as(B 'rom gooc ocicty. All a girl could d;. i. gettiiiL - husband wa CP look h-i.* oes. JC shy and mooes* izi company, dnd meek in naxiuei. E. ry youni;' lady was expected V- pla:" hi. piaui :md Jo. luitar • and 3aucn timw wa dcvox . tt ithiF foiu. -• aducatioi:. Oancin'' I '.vaf alsc m o. ji<- -.-cessary sterns on Ji!. '.is. jf Jiiniis .hr.* ; -.vell- bret". girl lia" leain. livery ity a .id tow.-, t.;: importanc contained humerou • - i • teacnerc ;::id iancin. masters. • • • fT^HE prevailing conviction among ^. our lorefatbers that women should be kept out of commercial pursuits and ti professions did not emanate irom .lesire to dom- i:.ate o fair sey, o^ i turn them all • ousehold drudges, or to make tliem dependent on their husbands and parents. Wo; far irom it. The real reasor -. altogether diflTerent This attitude grew out of a rofound respect, approaching reverence, .'c: wornen in gener:-!. They - lofUer plan^ than men—s thr average ma believed—.md women who ere weli-brod •• .'re belisved to liL' neither passior hates. Ladies were suppose to be without sexual desir , and in their • itimate relation with their husbands they consented gracioiisly, , with mer repugnarce. Gracious beings they -ere, without a sordid thought, ccordin t the' chivalrous notions of the time. T eir purity of mind and soul was constantly xt e i; public speeches and vivatc discourse. But this purity ...-.id be easily sullied or "soiled" (which was the cu-x-ent xpression) hy contact with any form of coarseness. Even single -ibscene .vord, heard by chance could ooil a woman. Duels wer.. fough now and thei because some careles?' gentlemar. inflatfled by liquoi had. n tho presence of a lady, used a vulgar expression. When a woman was once sojled there seemed tc be no known way of unsoUing her. She bore the speck Oi st; - ». long -.s she lived. None of this appliet. to the women of tlie poor, jc the wives and dui:gliiers Df laborers and smal^ fan r.. The> were apparently immune, -r oette. say, it did not mak any difference if they were soiiei-. A- or gentlemen, they VI..~ -Jsc mamune. They could pih houldci. or cays, months or ; ears, with immoril people, and listet. 'o obscene language, and have 3trcev .Ighis, and meet their fellow :-n..n ..i duels, and get dead drunk, witliout being soiled at all. (To Be Continued) ENTERPRISE Mr,, and Mrs. H. O. Hayes had as guests for 6 o'clock dinner on New year's day the following, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Tice, Mr. and Mrs. Home> Tice, Vivian and Martin and Mrs. §lla Gramley. Karen Sue Mc- Donalti was there also as the guest of Vivian Tice. Mr.-and Mrs. Al Butterfield and daughter, Ruth Buckingham, of Omah;j, Nebr., and Mrs. Fannie Coltrahe visited at the Butterfield home -Tuesday. Mrs.' Steve Dolecek and Duane have Yeturned home from Holly- rood, where Mrs.;Dolecek was called by the, death of her sister, who was killed lin a car accident. Mr.' -jand Mrs. J. D. Jones spent Sunda.v evening at the M. F. Preston home. Harman Helman was called to Kansa.^ City Tuesday to see his brother who was hurt by a fall. He is somewhat better at this time. Mrs, Emma Long of lola spent Prlday>fternoon at the E. L. Bamhart home. Mrs.' Frank Kaufman and Ed Kaufman of Humboldt spent Friday evening at the E. T. Osbom home.' Mr.,and Mrs. Karl Peterson and Gai-y were dinner guests Sunday, Januai^y 7. at the W. E. Peterson home," m honor of Mr. and Mrs. Harry: Hoggatt. Mr. Hoggatt, who is in the navy, "was home on flu:- lough,: _ Mr-^and Mrs. Jack Cline and family of Kincaid, spent New Year's''at the Eldon Cline home. Sund'ay afternoon caller.s at the John $mith home were, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Smith, Bobby and Delores'.of Vemon, Mr. and Mrs. Francis; Massoth and family of Piqua;-, Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose Smith, Celestine and Gary of lola, and I^. and Mrs. Barney Ravens and Mrs. Paul Seyffers of Pleasant Vallcy^iieighborhood. Mr. vfjnd Mrs. Gene Fisk called at thd Peterson home Friday evening. There will be a community meeting at Liberty, Jan. 19. Pie and sandwiches will be served. Everybody welcome. Gene pix who is in the navy has gone to the west coast for assignment to';milltary duty. Mrs.: Howard Lee and daughter, Elizaljeth, of Lawrence, visited from Wedn^day until Friday at the home f)f; O. G. Butterfield. Mr. and Mrs. Dale McDonald of Kansas jCity, and Miss Margaret Dr, Wayne E. Fraata OBTOMETRIST i :eaBetti Abel^ <^rtleta 108 £. Madison lola, Fbooem McDonald of Minneapolis, and Pvt. and Mrs. Pete Estabrook and Eugene Dlx were guests at Don McDonald's over New Year's. Mrs. O. O. Butterfield, Mrs. Lee and baby and Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Butterfield called at the J. M. overman and Roy Hayes home Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Karl Peterson and Gary were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Wood, west of Humboldt Sunday. Mrs. Butterfield, Mrs. Lee and baby visited Mr. and Mrs. Harold Gay and Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Ling Wednesday afternoon. Roberta Ann Scott spent Wednesday with Mrs. Karl Peterson. NOT GI Little Rock, Ark., Jan. 18. (AP)— Weartag a full dress imiform bearing an impressive array of service stripes. Brig. Gen. H. L. McAlister, Arkansas' new adjutant general, paid his first visit to the capitol , building. I He received an unexpected greeting: I "Doorman," inquired a visitor, ; "Please tell me how to find the sales tax division." The tomato was originally believed to be poisonous and was merely grown as a decorative plant for the garden. Cold Piepaiations as directed RoekofAges Bea^. NOW aad rOBXTVB WILLIAMS \ MONUMENT WORKS —AatboiiaBd.DMler- U Team in Ula VI J. EVANS- TYPEWRITER EXCHANGE XTFEWBREBS VO BBNT AH Brakes .Of. ADDING BCACBINBS CASH BECavnEBS 80AUS An wwfe ChtttMtoii CaBCer fMs WANTED URGENTLY NEEDED NOW TO HELP BUILD NAVAL ORDNANCE PLANT AT CAMDEN, ARKANSAS BY WINSTON, HAGLIN, MISSOURI VALLEY ANDSOLLITT (Prime Contractors') GOOD PAY FREE TRAI^SPORTATION TO THE JOB Time and h^lf for overtime. Pood and lodging available on the job for workers at $1.00 per day. Excellent working conditions Help build this plant so vitally needed by, our fighting forces. CONTRACTOR'S REPRESENTATIVE WILL HIRE ON THE SPOT AND FURNISH FREE TRANSPORTAT][ON AT • • • • UNITED STATES EMPLOYMENT SERVICE Of f P CkANUTE,'KANSAS January 18 Thru January 20 If you are now engaged in an es- •enUsl acUviiy st yoor hij;hest B UB, do not apply- Men under 21 must have minor's release form .signed by putfits which'can be ebtained Jti £»- ployment 011|ge. ' /

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