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THE lOLA VOLUME, XLVIII No. 73 The Weekly Register, Established 1867: The loU DttUy Register, EstabUshed 1897. lOLA, KAS., SATURDAY E\^N|NG, JANUARY 20, 1945. Sncccwor to The lols DaUy BecUter, Tta« IOIB Dtily Reeoid. snd loU Dally bdez. FOUR PAGES + + + The WAR TODAY + + + BY DEWITT MACKENZIE You've got to have a lot of faith, hope and charity to believe that there can be anything like a wholesale application of the principles of the Atlantic charter to a Europe which already Is rapidly slipplrig back into its naughty political habits of pre-war days. That presumably is one of the delicate problems which will come before Messrs. Roosevelt. Churchill and Staiin at their forthcoming meeting. If the problem is solved It certainly will require a lot of what we euphemistically call "realism." Prime Minister Churchill Thursday nailed his position to the mast In a fighting speech which was one oi the most forceful of his brilliant career. He told the world bluntly that he and Stalin had agreed on a joint policy for the Balkans to pre- \'ent future wars He declared, however, that "this agreement raised no question of divisions of territory or spheres of interest after the war," and that President Roosevelt had been kept "constantly informed." Britain, he said, has one principle about the liberated" or repentent satellite countries. That is "government of the people, by the people, for the people." The world at large accepts Mr. Churchill's declaration as sincere. It notes also that not only he but Marthai Stalin has subscribed to the tenets of the Atlantic charter which, signed or unsigned, still stands. The Weather KANSAS—Snow in north. Rain or snow in south portions today. Tonight not mnch change in temperature. Highest temperantre today, low 30's north to npper 30's south portion. Lowest 28 to 32 north, 32. to sis south portion. Sunday snow and little change In temperature. Temperature—Highest for the 24 hours ending 5 p. m. .yesterday, 42, lowest last night 36: normal for today 32; excess yesterday 6; excess since January 1, 29 degrees: this date last year—highest 55: lowest 25. Precipitation for the 24 hours ending at 8 a. m. today, T; total for this year to date, .12: excess since January 1, .68 Inches. Sunrise 8:35 a. m.; set 6:31 p. m. Thermograph Readings Ending 8 a. m. Today. 9 a. m 34 9 p. m 38 10 a. m 35 10 p. m. . 38 11 a. m 36 11 p. m. 38 12 noon 38 12 m 37 1 p. m. ... 38 1 a. m 36 2 p. m 39 2 a. m 36 3 p. m 39 3 a. m. 36 4 p. m 39 4 a. m 36 5 p. m 39 5 a. m 36 6 p. m 39 6 a. m 36 7 p. m 38 7 a. m 36 8 p. m 38 8 a. m 36 4th Term Begins Today Only a Few Thousand In Washington to See Franklin Roosevelt Take Oath of Office. However, without impugning the personal motives of any of Eiu-ope's leading statesmen, the cold fact is that circumstances are forcing- the breaking up of the continent into . spheres of influence. Call it power politics if you want to. And when •' zones of influence are established, then the small countries within those zones lose some or all of their independence. In the . present turn-over some .states also are losing their right to self-determination. And the realignment of Europe has only started. The end of the war will see zones of Influence the length and breadth of the continent. Some of lhe.se changes are grow- liiH directly JUt of the stress of actual warfare, thereby complicating attempts to apply the terms of the Atlantic charter. That'.s happening In Poland, Yugoslavia ond Greece. lake the case of Poland.The Lublin- Polish provisional government established itself In Warsaw yesterday while the capital still bumed. wUh the fires set by the retreating Germans. .As this column predicted, the leftist Lublin government— wliich has the blessings and support of Moscow—thus is rushing organization of Polisli territory as fast as the Russians liberate It. Meanwhile the rival exile Polish I government In London, which has refused to agree to Soviet annexation of eastern pre-war Poland, is left .stranded. It helps not one whit tiint both the United States and Britain (Continued on Page 4, No. 2) Red Cross Lays Plans Program for 1945 Outlined at District Meeting Here About 100 persons from appro.xi- mately 20 counties attended the Red Cross district conference at the lola high school yesterday afternoon. The objective^ of the Red Cross for 1945 were explained In detail by representatives from the regional offices at St. Louis. The annual Red Cross War Fund campaign will open in March and plans for that event were outlined. The speakei-s from St. Louis included Kenneth Newswander. Bernard Schram, Miss Dorothy Staley, Miss Mary Margaret Shaw and Mrs. August Galster. Has Wide Scope At the afternoon meeting Mr. Schram told the delegates that the American Red Cross is now operating on six continents and in 52 different countries. Without question its activities are speeding an Allied victory although the Red Cro.ss, of course, participates in no hostilities, he said. He pointed out that every community has benefited by the activities of the Red Cro.ss. Thousands of men and women have been taught first aid: thousands of womm have been Instructed in home nursing: many communities have bi-on assisted when a dLsa.ster. such as a flood, ravaged the locality. In addition the principals of better health and better nutrition have been widely taught. Mrs. J. M. Powell. Allen county chairman, said that those who attended the meeting found that It was one of the mo.^t helpful Red Cross conferences that local members have attended. Part of German 'Chute As a War Souvenir Speakers Explain KOP Work To Kiwanis The cost of loading shells at the • Kansas Ordnance Plant, Parsons, is lower than that at any similar factory in the country, C. B. Burnett, operations manager, told the lola Kiwanis club last night. Comparative costs of loading various sized shells and bombs at different plants were cited by Mr. Burnett and in every instance the Kansas company has a lower cost. Full credit for this saving was given to the plant's employees (most of whom are Kansans) by Mr. Burnett. Before operations were started there it was anticipated that most of the work would be done by nien ' but Mr. Burnett said that actually 76 per cent of the employees are vi'omen. Samples of shells and the time fuses which detonate them were displayed. Mr. Burnett explained that TNT Is now Inserted in the shells by a recently perfected machine. Formerly this work was done entirely by hand. The machine was invented by one of the employees at the Parsons plant. Many additional workers are still needed by the plant and Mr. Burnett Invited lolans to apply for employment there. He was accompanied to lola by Merle Bollinger and R. R. Severns, former lolans, and J. R. Hogg, assistant manager of the plant. P. D. Byerly, a veteran of both world wars, was present as a guest of the club. \ Fire Causes Slight Damage at Farm Home The lola fire department was called to the farm home of Marion Thompson, two miles west and two miles north of lola, at 5:30 last night. Pire had broken out in the kitchen celling of the two story house. Although thj^ bouse yras filled with smolce the fire wiu iex- '.Snftcial to Thp K^sinterl Humboldt, Jan. 20.—Mr. and Mr.s. J. A. Van Nice have received a portion of a Gennan parachute from their son, Cpl. Jesse A. Van Nice Jr., serving with the .Seventh army. Cpl. Van Nice was with a group of men who shot down a German plane. They captured the pilot who parachuted from the plane. Each of them took a portion of the chute as a souvenir. By DOUGLAS B. CORNELL Washington, Jan. 20. (AP) Franklin D. Roosevelt, a preeminent figure in a war-infested world, paused for a fourth presidential inauguration today at an interlude unique in history. But while a fourth term, added to a third, stacked one broken precedent on another the inaugural ceremony scheduled for noon (EWT) was as old as the nation. War stripped away the pomp and pageantry which normally accompany it. And it dictated a smaller crowd and a new setting— the semicircular, colonnaded south portico of the White House Instead of the Capitol. Rilual the Same But the ritual itself remained untouched: A prayer. The oath of office for Vice-President Elect Harry S. Tm- man. A presidential hand on a yellowing. 259-year-old family Bible, opened to "faith, hope and charity" passage. Chief Justice Stone administering, the president repeating, a 37 -word oath. An Inaugural address. A benediction. The national n.nthem. Religious services preceded the Inauguration, again in accordance with custom. Familiar hymns, familiar biblical quotations filled the While House east room. There were prayers for our president and our country from the Episcopal book of common prayer. There were special prayers for victory, for "all in the tervice of the United Nations" and even for our enemies. Abciut 6,000 Guests Five or six thousand selected guests had cards allowing them to enter the White House grounds. They included diplomats, members of congress, the presidential electors, governors. Democratic national committeemen and state chairmen, heads of federal agencies, reprcsen- tii Lives of veterans', women's and other organizations, and those who joined the Democrats' 1000 club by ocnatlng $1,000 or more to the fourth-term campaign. It was standlngr rooin only for all of them, with a tarpaulin under li'ot for those up front. And it was .-.tandlng room on the portico, too, for the cabinet, supreme court, chiefs of the armed service and the Mexican amba.ssador, who Is dean of the diplomatic corps. Lighter Moments Later The hours following the Inauguration were reserved for more festive moments. Some 1,500 special" guests had invitations to a buffet limch- con at the White House. A thousand liad bids to a late afternoon tea and reception. And that was the day marked out fur Mr. Roosevelt. He termed It "a day of solemn import." THE WAB AT A GLANCE ' (Bjr tlx AuoeiMed PHM) Western Front: AmeitewiB lashed back at Qennank ettj^ U8b€d on 7S -mile front west ^ Rhine above Strasbourg: otfior Americans captured dominating heti^ts before St. Vtth. dn»re acn »8 northern Lux^mbot^. menaced Trier; British ero »«4 Mais (Muese) and captured Stevensweert, between. Roer- moKd and Slttard. R^isslan Pront: Fire Red armies continued sweep toward Berlin, one of them 225 miles aWay; Germans said border of Upi^r Silesia was crossed; Russians threatened to shear off East Prussia. I^Uan Rront: Patrols continued active in Senlo river sector.- Pjclflc Pront: u. S. Sixth army won tank battle on left flanic of Luzon advance; Slson on 7 Manila-Bagiua highway is captured. . OVERWORK Walla Walla. Wash., Jan. 20. (AP) Dr. Franz Polgar. New York City psychologist .ind mind-reader, performed some brilliant feats of memory at the annual chamber of commerce meeting. Then he ran into trouble. He couldn't remember where he parked his hat and had to have a lot of un-expert help to track It down. Paying a Debt S. Sgt. Harvey Ingersoll. now stationed at Coffeyvllle Army Airfield, a tail gtmner on a B-17. was wounded on August 17, 1943, in a raid on Regensburg, Germany, and received three pints of blood plasma. Last veek Sgt. IngersoU came to lola to give a pint of blood to the Red Cross when the mobile blood donor unit was at the Jefferson school ^Now," Sgt. Ingersoll said, "I am starting to pay the debt I owe to the American Red Cross by donating a pint of blood." He is being attended by Mrs. Prank Lenskl, Tola, who worked in the bleeding room assisting I^ft Flank Struggle Flames Yanks Blast Japs Out Of Holes With Flame- Thowers in First Real Luzon Fighting By SPENCER DAVIS Gen. MacArthur's Head -r quarters, Luzon, Jan. 20. (AP) — Lt. Gen. Walter Krueger is -winning the important battle of the left flank. His Sixth army is smashing Jap? anese tanks, silencing artillery conT cealed~in caves and going after en? emy ^^Wlers in 10-foot-deep holes with flamethrowers. It is the first real fi^ht since the Yanks landed at Llnga^en Gulf January 9. Twenty Japanese tanks :have been knocked out and 600 Nipponese kllled-^me of them 23rd division troops from Manchuria—in a three^ day period along the left fiank. Block Jivs In North That flank Juts into the liDly, eastern side of Pangasbian proVlRoe. The broader it gets the more eHwt* Ively 1« isolates Japanese forces on the nprth around Baugio, FfiiUp^ pines Aununcr capital, fr6m otiuir enemy'forces on the south defend* Ing Manila. Signiflcantly, since the fighting flared up on the left flanki there has been sparely any official word of a further push in strength jsouthward by -yank columns last retx>rtcd ap- proaclilng Tarlac, 65 airline miles from Manila. The -.battle of the left flank Is not a continuous engagement Of massed forces. but rather a scattered series of-small scale, bitted clashes. Thb Americans are linking up a solid Mnv, along the Mahlla-Baguio road In a 30-mlle stretch; from near Rosarip on the north io, the Agno river dn the south near Villasls. The iJapanese appear to be fighting hstrdest for Rosario. Flve-Djay Artillery Dnel (Ge<5rge Thomas POlster NBC correspondent, said an artillery duel has been in progress there for five days with the Japanese: using everything up to 12-inch gUns.) Today's communique reported capture of Santa Ignacia by a column Roving southeast on Tarlac from fCajmlllng. Other Tanks are even closer to Tarlac oh the main highway south from Paniqui. That is in the sector of the deepest penetration toward Manila. American planes, many of them flying from the captiu-ed Lingayen airflel<5, wrecked bridges, trucks and trains north and east from Manila and in the Cagayan valley beyond the ei^battled east flank.; Important C. of C; * Meeting Monday Russians Storm Ahead- Russian armies race through Poland as the German high command ed- mlts Lodz ^nd Krakow are entered. Lod| is Poland's greatest industrial city. Enertjy reports that Red troops are fighting in Silesia.—(NEA ^ Telephoto.) The advisory board of^ the lola chaml>er of commerce will propose a change in the manner of assess'< ing dues for memberships in IMS when the chamlxr meets at the Kel» ley hotel next Monday night. J. % Miller, prraident, believes that the plan will provide the cham< ber wfth more worlcing funds arid enable., it to extend its atstivtttes. He urges ^very person in tola who is Intere^ed in a live chamlier of commerce to attend Monday night's meetln^r. Business and professional men «re invited to Monday's meeting whet^f er or they betonged to tbe thm* ber latit year. The membership iii 1944 was substantial and; set a new record' in one respect, i, e., that every ddUar pledged was paid before the ye$ir ended. Mr. JiUller believes that 1945 may prove to be a qitical y^ar hi lola offerlEl; many opportunities for jxtst war Planning and even starting to turn t^bse plans hito realities. He points out that only those communities i^ch are ready and prepared to act.will be hi a position to profit by^e opporttmities provided by the end of hostilities. Tho^ who are unable to attend the dimmer at the Kellejr are tovit- ed to ihe business session which will open ttbout 7:15 p. m. WRO^G Portland, bre., Jan. 20.; (AP)—Tlie citizet^p applicant «u'doing all right tiotil naturalizatk)^ examiners asked ^'Wliat Und of govanmait do wr hue ia tlito tmSltp" Eledtors Do their Stuff Washington "Royalty" Attends Shindig at Mayflower to Hear Officiai Votes Cast BY TOM REEDY Washington, Jan. 20. (AP)—The electoral college gave out the diplomas last night. N6 "coUegi" ever had the lllus- triotis audience for Its commencement day as this one, though. Fifteen h^dred people jammed the grand ballroom of the Mayflower hotel, sipped champagne and nibbled at lobster thcrmldor to keep aUvt; once impre the illusion that pre^dential electors cast the vote for the chief executive and the vice president. Even a lot of the Republican electors—for DeVey—were there. The shindig sort of touched off Mr. Roosevelt's fourth term inauguration. Despite the Republicans, it was: frankly;, a good old shouting shebang for PDR, and Vice President-elect H^rry Tnmian. EUte Are Th*re IXd this town think it was important? Guests included General of the;Army Gforge C. Marshal; Ad- fnlral of the. Fleet Ernest J. King. IKrs;. Roosevelt, the supreme court jujstices, the cabinet, retiring vice president Henry Wallace, and so on ad infinitum, Lansing Ifetfield and Marjorle Law-Tence of the Metropolitan Opera Company sang. Bob Hope qmiJped. Edward G. Robinson couldn't find a seat. The president himself sent a message in which he said it was a fine thing that ,tl^ nation can have elections, and such things as electors? in the fnlddle of a global war. Pemocratlc Natlonal.Chalrman Robert E. Hannegan was equally grave. Wallace "Kejnotes" It remained for Henry Wallace to touch off the exuberance that prevailed then for the rest of the night. He got up to-say how he wasnt going to be vice president any more (Continued on Page 4, No. 3) Hope Flays F^rin Draft Says if Half of Farm Worteers Are Taken By July Food Goals Will Not Be Met in 1945 Washington, Jan. 26. (AP)— Concern over the plight of farm woi-kers r^hed the point in the ho^se w|«ere a group of farm state congressmen got behind a resolntioti demanding that se- lecUve service director Lewis B. Hefshey >oomply with" present law deferring essential farm woHiers. ^ Rep. Lamke (R., N. D.), said locSH drKfi boards are misinterpreting a January 3 selective service directive and, as a result, are;ordering the induction of Jarm ^workers who should be deferred.. "As a result farms are closings dowli ^everywhere," he said. Tbk retointion requires that Hershey ' . issue a clarifying amendment to draft Iwards telling them that essential farm deferments are still the law. Washington, Jan. 20. (AP)—If selective service drafts half of the nation's farm workers under 26 years old liy July 1, it will mean a complete disregard of the Tydings amendment passed by congress. Rep. Hope^ (R.^Kas.) told congress. He said War Pood Administrator Marv^ Jones has asked all-out food production from farms in 1945 while MaJ. Gen. Lewis B. Hershey was reported as having told a group of congT^essiUen the same day that about haiit of the 364,000 farm workers iinider 26 proba'oly would be induct^ by July 1. •; This would, result m Induction of all Who could pass the physical examination, Hope said from the house floor, as selective service es- (Contlnsed on Page 4, No. 4) Slash Danzig Press Driye to Cut Off East Prussia THE ROAD TO BERLIN (by the Associated i'ress) 1. Eastern Pront: 225 miles (from Praszka and Wlelun, a gain of 76 miles In four days). 2. Western Front: 301 miles (from near Duren). 3. Hungarian Pront: 364 miles (from Hron river). 4. Italian Front: 544 miles (from Reno river). British Across Maas Widen Push Into German Lines in Dutch Panhandle; Nazis Add To Forces in South Paris, Jan. 20. (AP)—Three successive attaclis from the center of the Cross-Rhine corridor have smashed the Seventh army's defense line back almost five miles into the village of Weyersheim, 8)4 miles above Strasbourg. Paris, Jan. 20. (AP) — British troops jumped the Maas (Mei^se) river below Roermon(J unopposed last night, widening the Second army's push in the Dutch Panhandle which is forcing the Germans back on the Roer river line 38 miles west of Dusseldorf. At the southern end of the west- em front, Americans fought up to 10,000 (Germans linked In a solid bridgehead over the Rhine at one point only seven miles above Strasbourg. I Just below the British operations, V. S. First and Third army troops drove in upon St. Vith, highway stronghold in the diminishing Belgian bulge, and advanced north of captured Diekirch, 30 miles to the south in Luxembourg. Widen Front Two Miles British assault troops crossing the Maas by boat seized Stevensweert, seven miles southwest of Roermond, without opposition. The crossings added about two miles to the seven- mile assault arc of white-camouflaged tanks and troops bulging Into German lines within eight to 10 miles of the Roer river. Although Stevensweert had been abandoned. It was still too early to tell whether the enemy was beginning a general withdrawal from the (Continued on Page 4, No. 5) Within 62 Miles Of Port Nazis Battle to Hold About 3,000,000 Red Troops Along Flaming 800-Mile Battlefront "Outdoor Life Lovers Don't Commit Crimes" Kalamazoo, Mich., Jan. 20. (AP)— Love of nature and outdoor life is the greatest enemy of crime, in the opinion of Dr. Preston' Bradley, Chicago, author, preacher and lecturer. It Is a fact, confirmed by official statistics," Dr. Bradley declared at the annual sportsmen's banquet, that there never has been a person conviced of a major crime anywhere In the United States who loved to fish, smoked a pipe and owned a dog." Traffic Accident Causes Peath of Albert E. Root The death .of Albert E. Root, following a traffic accident three weeics ago iii Kansas City, was recorded by the Kansas City Times this morning. Mr. Root Hill be well remembered by many lolans.. He came here from Paoia in 1916 and established a WiUys-Overlsnd; agency in the rooms imdet ^he Palace hoteL About two years later he changed to the Maxwell agency, and shortly after that; lie and Dr. Jim Reid bought the ' building across the street west from the postoffice and moved the tfeency there. Rbss Arbuckle, who was also from Paola, came here to work for Mr. Root and hfes staved in the auto- tooHSle Inisiifess here ever since. Roy Kelsey also worked for Root for several years. The agency he operiated finally collapsed in the depresssion bf following the Wlwl* War.' «Cr. Hoot ms « •ban Iw <Bed "Butch'\ Pet Cocker Spaniel, Saved \ When Destroyer Dies BY BOB OEIOER An Advanced Pacific Base. (AP). The story of a destroyer killed by nine Japanese dive bombers, and of a dog named Butch, was brought to the Xllithi harbor Tcceivtag ship today by survivors. . The destroyer was the Mahan. sunk December' 7, 1944, at Ormoc bay. white covering the Tlth division landing on L^yte. (Loss of the Mahan was aimounced by the navy on pecembeir 23,; 1944.) - "And ^ great fighting ship she was," said a lO-year-old cox'n, W. A. ^Bill):suinner of Hayward, Calif. Bill stbod on the quarterdeck of the harbor receiving ship stroking the he^ of a wiiite and brown 6ocker spianiei. Butch. >. "Butch': here was given to me by jny sister back in Hayward the day before sailed," Bill said. "The next day: was my birthday but she bought blm ahead of thne so we could tak^e blm aboard, providing the i^ptain lu4 no objections. **Jti$eh' was only Ox weeks old. wirti » mmi 4cm. He late> atnaanea growled and barked like a mad dog. He could hear them long before we saw them. "Things happened so fast when those planes got over us nobody knew exactly for sure about all of the details. "Some said there were nine sallies;, others insisted they were zeroes." "There was an explosion just over our heads as something—^some sort of explosive—struck the side of the sliip," cut in C. R. "Bob" Harmon, shiplifter fhrst class of Los Angeles. Lt. (jg) L. A. Warner of Upland, Calif., said: "WeU, after the Mahan was hit about four times the am- mimitlon—powder and small arms- began popping off. The captain (Cmdr. E. G. Campbell) was on the nantail after he gave the order to abandon ship." "Bill couldn't find Butch and so he asked the captain: 'Can I go down after him?' But the captain said 'Nol'" said Roland (Frenchie) TUlMmlt, 23, radioman first class, of 33 Clinton St.. East Hamptoii, TKOttu Bill dklnt hear falm London, Jan. 20. (AP) — The Russians, driving to cut off East Prussia, have penetrated within 62 miles of the gulf of Danzig in the Junkers province and have smashed to within 204 miles of Berlin in the southwest, the German communique disclosed today. The Germans told of fierce battling against a rolling Red army tide of 3,000,000 men everywhere along a blazing 800-mile front as Moscow broadcasts indicated a. fresh series of victory announcements might be forthcoming tonight from the Kremlin. Marshal Ivan Konev's First Ukrainian armor reached the area of Kepno (Kemper) in a 20-mlle advance from Wlelun northwest of captured Krakow. German home guard battalions, the Volgssturm,, were battling to stop the smash along the Upper Sileslan border, Berlin said. Kepno is only nine miles from tho frontier and 38 miles northeast of Breslau, tlie chief In- du-strial center of German Silesia. Only 204 miles lie between Kepno and Berlin. Into East Prussia Northwest of War.saw Marshal Konstantln Rokossov.sky's second White Russian army reached or crossed the southwestern border of East Prussia on a 35-mile front and stabbed at Gilgenburg, 62 miles from the Gulf of Danzig. Gilgenburg is only five miles from Tannenburg, where the memorial to Von Hindenburg's victory of the Masurian lakes in the first World War was erected. The Russians also reached Nei- denburg, eight miles inside East Prussia, and Chorzelle on the East Prussian-Polish border, the Germans announced. Toward Polish Corridor In the center of the blazing front Marshal Gregory K. Zhukov's First White Russian army was pouring toward the Polish Corridor between the Victula and Warta (Warthe) in new breakthroughs, and the Ger(Continued on Page 4, No. 6) John B. Overmeyer Dies in Texas John B. (Dick) Overmeyer. former lolan, died yesterday in a hospital at Wichita Palls, Texas. He was about 49 years old. So far as known here he had not been ill more than a day or two. Mr. Overmeyer was born and raised in lola and graduated from the schools here. He became interested in the oil industry early in life and (or a number of years has been employed as an engineer for the Continental Oil company, making his home at Wichita Palls. He leaves his wife at the home; a daughter, Mrs. Shirley Bovo, Wichita Palls; his father, J. S. Overmeyer, lola; a brother. Charles, Ponca City; three sisters, Mrs. Frank McKeneie, Chicago; Mrs. T. A. Butterfleld, Omaha, Neb.; and Mrs. Fannie Ckiltrane, lola. Mrs. Overmeyer's parents are Mr. and Mr.-s. George Menzie, lola. The body will be brought here for burial. Funeral arrangements win be announced by the Sleeper Mortuary. Mrs. Melissa Adams Dies at Age of 91 Mi-s. Melissa A. Adams died yesterday afternoon at her home, 706 E. Vine street. She was 91 years old. Mrs. Adams was born in Lincoln county, Illinois. As a young woman she moved to Missouri where the family lived for a number of years. In 1916 they came to Gas City, moving to lola in 1918 where she has since lived. She leaves a daughter, Mrs. O. R. Hamlll, and a son, George Adams, both of lola. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p. m. tomorrow at the W^iigh Funeral home by the Rev. JS^ y/f. Harriaon. Th>> hndv will h» '

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