The Iola Register from Iola, Kansas on January 22, 1945 · Page 1
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THE lOLA REGISTER VOLUME XLVJII No. 74 The Weekly ReciBter, E»t»bliihed 1867: The lola Daily Rejister, Estoblishcd 1897. lOLA, I|AS., MONDAYjgyENING. JAN^UARY 22, 1945. SaeecMor to The lols Dailjr Reciitar, TU loU Daily Beeord. usd loU DaUy lodax. SIX PAGES Red Tide Sweeps Across Junkerland 13-Mile A Pay Pace East Prussia Toppling Before Amazingly Fast Progress of 2-Pronged Russian Offensive London, Jan. 22. (AP) — Russian armies captured In- sterburg today in a sweep ^ which rapidly was engulfing East Prussia and drove past the Vistula bend in Poland to within 182 miles of Berlin. The Second and Third White Russian armies, driving into East Prus .«ia from the' southwest and northeast, were onlv 80 miles from a Junction which would slice East Prussia In two. A Marshal Gregory Zhukov's wcn- Fivc overran Labi-szyn, 182 miles fr <im Berlin and only 11 miles southwest of Bydgoszcz at the ellx)w of the Vistula, where i' turns north to Danzig. Bydgo.szcz (Brombrrg) Is the seventh citv of Poland with a population of 141,000. At 13-Mile a Day Pare Marshal Stalin announced in a yecond order of the day these advances by which Zhukov stormed into Posen. Poland's westernmost, province, after smashing jSome of the stlffest armorqd opposition that Ihe German tank expert. Col. Gen. »«Keinz Guderlan. had yet thrown against the Russian advfince. Kliukhov was going; 13 miles a day—a pace which would take him across the central German border within two or throe days. East Prussia, pride of the German military caste with its rich estates, was toppling with amazing speed before the twin drives of Marshal Konstantin Rokossovsky from the southwest and Gen. Ivap Chemlak- from the northeast. Forly-five Miles From Gulf Rokossovsky, whose left wing was turning into the Polish corridor, captured AUcn.stein. 30 miles inside EHSt Prussia's southern border and 61 miles sotrth of Kogberg, East Priissian caoital. Roko.ssovsky's left wing, mean- ^•hile, was in the vicinity of Deutsch *%ylau, only about 45 miles from reaching the Gulf of Danzig in a tlirust whicli thre.itened to cut all Prussia. BULLETINS London. Jan. 32. (AP)—Marshal Gregory Zhuliov's armor and cavalry, pounding within 165 miles of Berlin, have captured Gniezno in western Poland after a S8-mile advance in 24 hours. Marshal Joseph Stalin announced this tonight in his fourth order of the day. New York, Jan. 22—The Yugoslav government in London, headed by Premier Ivan Subasic, submitted its resignation to King Peter tonight, the British radio reported. (By the .\B8odated Press) Berlin radio announced today that German troops had penetrated into Haguenau, French fortress town 15 miles north of Strasbourg. W. S. Fees Hears From Sister In Philippines The silence of a Japanese prison camp which has prevented him hearing from his sister for more than two and n half years was broken yesterday for Walter S. ,!^Jces with the arrival of a post card " ^om his sister. Mrs. Pearl F, Spencer. The last letter from her was written on April 24. 1942, and mailed from Mindanao prior to its capture by the Japanese. The card received from Mrs. Spencer yesterday was dated June 28. 1944, and has been in transit nearly seven months. In addition to tlic news conveyed by crossing out words in sentences nrinted upon the card it brought the following Dersonal message: "Received your two letters. Don't worry about me. Am thirmer but all right. God's promises are sure. Only one letter monthlv. Notifv others. I^ove all" She is a prisoner in the Santa Tomas prLson camp which is near Manila. Mrs. Snencer and her husband. Ralph E. Spencer, taught in Manila for 34 years. Prior to Pearl Harbor Mr. Soencer and their two sons returned to the United States but Mrs. Soencer. due to the shortage of teachers, remained to teach at the Mis .«;i0Ta School on Mindanao. Her husband is now at Ft. Lauderdale. Florida. One son. Richard Snencer. an army air force pilot, was shot dovn in China last year b"t was saved from the river Into which he fell bv coolies and returned to his base. The other son, Donald Sbencer. is with the marines in Hawaii.' Mr. and Mrs. Fees also received a letter ye.sterday from their son. Pvt. James Fees, who. liad Inst arrived in Assam prpvince, India, aft- pr pti overland trin from Bombav. iMe is with a specially trained medi- ^tl corps unit. 0»'»rRMPYFR RITES TCF."«nAY Fimeral sp»-vlces for John B. Overmevpr. whose death was re- n ^rtpH ,«?nt"'-dBv wi'1 h°ld at _?-30 n. rr\ Tuesday, at the .Sleener rhancl. The Rev. E W. Harrison will be in charsse. Burial wUl be in the Hi^nd cemebKf, Draft Board Here Follows Tydings Amendment Declining to predict what the new selective - service regulations will mean to Allen county agriculture, a spokesman for the Local Board said this morning that the provisions of the Tydings amendment are being followed here as closely as possible. Nearly all Allen county men between the ages of 18 and 26 and not engaged in agriculture have previously been inducted and are either in the service of classified as physically unfit. It was pointed out. During the past few weeks the county's quotas have l)een Increased and It h,as l)een necessary for the board to're-examine the classifications of all those deferred in the past for any reason including agriculture. Several men with dependents and over 26 liaye been called by the local board recently. Most of these are not XAnnecs. The ladings amendment does not provide a blanket deferment for all farmers. Senator Tydings recently explained it as follows: "All my amendment seeks to do Ls to provide that whenever a person Is employed continuously in good faith in the production of food and' talcing him off the farm would leave a large section of land uncultivated, and there is no replacement, he shall be deferred upon those facts until a replacement can be found." In Allen county the war board passes upon requests for deferments by agricultural workers and Its recommendations are given to the Local Board of selective service. The board is the final judge and decides each case upon its merits. This decision can be taken to the appeal board if the Inductee so desires. A Register Old-Timer Back for a Visit Howard Miller, who was circulation manager of The Register in 1906 but who has been in the lumber bustnefs in Seattle for the past 30 years or so, walked into The Register office today with a picture of the 28 carriers he managed In those boom days (compared to 23 now) and another picture of The Register staff taken in 1899. Mr. Miller was only able to remember the names of two or three of the boys in the carrier picture, but in the 1899 staff picture he fand Herb 'Whitaker) could identify Chas. P. Scott. Billv Brewster, Bert Harris, Carv Shaffer, Charlie Bowlus, Frank Breckenrldge. Earl Ste.ver (a carrier then). Maynard Bush, Lee Park (another caTTlerl, Mtss Addle Gault. Pardle Butterfield, Charlev Womack, Walter Coblentz, and Cliff Scott. Mr. Miller retired from business s couple of years aeo and is here this week just to visit .some of his friends of those early days. FDR Ousts Jones for Wallace Senate Opposition Shown By Move to Remove RFC Control From Commerce Dep't Washington, Jan. 22.— (AP)—Jesse H. Jones disclosed last night he has resigned as secretary of commerce and that President Roosevelt intends to give the job to Henry A. Wallace— over Jones's protest. Evidencing the opposition to Wal laces nomination among Southern Democrats and Republicans, Finance Committee Cliairman George (D.- Ga.) offered leigslation today to reestablish the federal loan agency as a separate and independent arm of government, in a move to strip Walls ce of control, as commerce secre- tarj-. He acted shortly after the senate received President Roosevelt's formal nomination of Wallace to succeed Jesse Jones, a post for which Jones said the former vice president Is unsuited. Stirs Resentment Mr. Roosevelt's rejection of a congressional request that Jones be retained as head of the Reconstniction Finance Corporation and its subsid- larj' agencies In the event of Wallace's appointment stirred bitter resentment on Capitol Hill. As the storm gathered Wallace himself issued a statement in which he said he saw opportunity in his new post to raise the lot of the "common man " to a point where he will be no less prosperous in peace than in war. Wallace called for "fuU and efficient emplovment" througliout the nation and for "opportunity for free enterprise." For "Common Man" Calling for better times for the "conunon man," alxDut whom he has written and spolcen during much of his political career, Wallace declared: "We must plan for full use of oiir resources and manpower. The. common man need not^tolerate less prosperity in time of peace tlian he had in time of war." Wallace laid down a four-point (Continued on Page 6, No. 5) Breslau—On Ijp^way to Berlin (REAT North Sea ,) ^PRUSSIAV Pfc. Chas. Nicholas Killed in Action Pfc. Charles S. Nicholas was killed in action on Leyte Island on December 6, according to a war department telegram received Saturday by his parents, Mr. and MXB. O. R. Nicholas. 402 So. Walnut. Pvt. Nicholas haa been overseas since April, 1942, and participated In the battles of Buna, New Guinea ! and Leyte. Earlier this month The I Register received a dispatch de- I scribing how he knocked out a Jap I machine gun nest single-handedly on Leyte Island. He wa« a veteran of the 32d infantry division. Two of his brothers are serving overseas, Joseph R. Nicholas, E. M. 13-c. In New Guinea, and Pvt. Thomas J. Nicholas in Hawaii. In Novemt>er Joseph and Charles met ! in New Guinea for the first time ! in nearly two and a half years. In addition to his parents and two brothers Pfc. Niclwlas leaves : three sisters. Miss Joan Nicholas, Mrs. James A. Fuller and Mrs. Glen Heathman. Lt. James Christy I Wounded in Action RFD-FACED Denver, Jan. 22. (.^P»—Red-faced police reported recovery of a stolen squad car. The Weather KANSAS—Fair tonight and Tucs- j day; colder in east tonight, lowest ' 5-10 extreme west, 15-20 east; Uttle i change in temperature Tuesday, j biehest 35-40. Temperature—Highest for the 24 hours ending 5 p. m. yesterday. 39. lowest last night 32: normal for today 32: excess yesterday 4: excess since January 1. 38 degrees: this date last year—highest 57; lowest 30. Precipitation for the 24 hours ending at 8 a. m. today. .12: total for this year to date, 25.' Sunrise 8:34 a. m.: set 6:34 p. m. Thermograph Readings Ending 8 a. m. Today. 9 a. m 35 9 p. m 34 10 a. m .' 36 10 p. m. .34 j 11 a. m 37 11 p. m 33 \ 12 noon 37 12 m 32 1 p. m 38 1 a. m. 32 2 p. m 38 2 a. m. 32 3 p. m 39 3 a. m. . 4 p. m 39 4 a. m 32 5 p. m 39 5 a. m 33 6 p. m 39 6 a. m 33 7 p. m 38 7 a. m 33 8 p. m .88 8 a. m. ~ .33 Lt. James W. Christy, son of Tom I. Christy. 416 E. Lincoln, former chief of police, was wounded in action in Luxembourg on December 19. according to a war department telegram received by his wife, Mrs. Edith Christy, who is employed by the Southwestern' Bell Telephone company, and lives at 218 North Buckeye. Lt. Christy was bom in lola, received his schooling here and was a member of Troop A of the 114th Cavalry, Kansas National Guard, for a number of years. He enlisted in the army in 1942. An infantryman. Lt. Christy has been overseas since April, 1943. Last July he received an injury at Cherbourg which required him to spend several weeks in a British hospital before rejoining his company. His sister, Mary Christy, is a cadet In the army nurses corps, Kan- sls City, Mo. Only as f^ from Berlin as WicliiU Is frpni Kansas City, Breslau, as shown on upper map, is on one of Hitler's famed superhighways to the German capital. Ctilef industrial center of eastern Germany, it is also an important transport hub, baing on the BerlinrVienna railway and serving as'a Junction of main lines to BerUt>jtnd to^he Eastern Front. Lower map shows Breslau-BerUn area in Telation to battle lines around ' * Polish border. 'I Right to Job AslLS-Aim Propoi^ed Law Would Make Full Employment Federal Responsibility Washington, Jan. 22. (AP)—Sen^i- tor James 5. Murray of Montana laid the base for potenttol new-ncw- deal In the nation's domestic eoon- omy today by introducing a sweeping "full employment bilL" Three other Democratic senators Joined him in sponsoring the legis­ lation—Wa^r of New 'Jfork, Thomas oI.Utah,:and O^Mahoney of Wyoming. All four are rated close to the- White House and their Ylews frequently • eolncide with or even foreshadow, those of the administration. The bUl would establish the tight to a Job as, a federal policy, fdr all Americans able to work and look- Ing for wort; who have finished itbelr schooling and who do not have full- tinie household responsibilities. Up To The GoTemnient It states t)iat If full emplo^ent cannot be achieved otherwise, It is the federal government's responsibility "to JJtovide such volunie of federal Investment and expenditjire as may be "needed" to produce the jobs. To set tiie machinery in motion, the president would transmit to congress each year a "national production and employment budget" which would show not only the contemplated regular expenditures of the federal government, but also the estimated e*pendit'ures of busbcsa, consumers, and state and local governments. . If the total estimated outgo was less than that adjudged necessary for full employment (President Roosevelt has estimated the t>o>t- war need for 60.000,000 Jobs) there would be dsemed to be a deficit in the national budget. Fattb In Capitalism That's when the federal government would step in. The president would recommend "i general: program for • encouraging Increas^ non-federal expenditures." and if he didn't consider that enough to cure the trouble; he could recommend a federal speti'dlng program, including constru^ion of public works. Speaking for the bill, Murrair declared: "There are some in this country who have lost faith in capitalism. I am not one of those. I have a stubborn a,td abiding faith in the principle of private competitive en- (Continned on Page 6, No.'; 4) Stiff Terms To Hungary Na»i Satellite Must Give Up Much Territory, pay $300,000,000 Washington,. Jan. 22. (AP)— Americai^ officials Indicated their satisfaction today with Hungarian armistice tennis—more detailed and closer td this government's views than with Bulgaria and Romania. The armistice provides for Allied use against Germany of all Hungarian facilities and anytlUng the Oermani) may-have left behind, tn- •^vf ^ng infformatlon and {dans. Russia; is to have the chairmanship of ihe AlUed control commission in Hungary and the Soviet command wilt be responsible for carrying out the AlUed stipulations, as Bungary isjn the Russian zone of operations. Voiofr ta«Brit«in. U. S. HAwevsr, it^ is understood that Britain and tlje United States have received,;, informal assurances from Russia that the commission will be considerably "more of a three-way affair than it ts in the other defeated Balicans. The af-mistice with Hungary was signed in Moscow Saturday, and Russia vUl keep the original document. One ol' the main pwints of discussion among th^ Allies was the reparations i^rovislbn. Htmgary has six years in; which to pay $200,000,000. American dollars worth of goods to Russia and tlOO.OOO.OOO to Czecho- slovakiaind 'Vugo^Iavl?. Originally i;he. Russians alone wanted 4400,000.000 paid In four years, bu^ the United States thought that too much; Washington's views on reparations* are that they should be gaugftd to mesh with plans for the stabilization of Europe's economy, PravisloRs of Armistice 1. Hungary must furnish "not less thaft clgl^t Infantry divisions" to fight' Ocrn&ny. all Hungarian, German-and Allied ships in her porte, and othfir facilities needed by the Soviet armies. 2. Huhigary must turn over to the (C«ntli|ned>n Page 6, No. 3) THE kOAD TO BERLIN 1. Eastern Front: 195 miles (from 'west of Sampolno). 2. V?esteri5 Front: 310 miles' (from the Ltnnich-Julich-Duren area).; ; 3. Italian Front: 344 miles (from Reno river). Major Jerry Stover Awarded Bronze Star Major Jerry Stover Jr, has been awarded the Bronze Star medal for "meritorious service against the enemy," according to a cablegram received by his father, Jerry Stover, Tulsa. Okla. Major Stover is with the air corps in Oermanjr and Is the grandson of Mn. T. S. Storer, lOl*. Review of '44 Skpws Be^ Cross Is "Big Business'^ in Allen bounty The Allen county chapter ^f the Red Cross Is a big busines^. It pays no salaries but last yea? employed neatly a thousand persons who gave freely of their time and talent. It pays no cash dividends but hundreds of' service men or their families received direct benefits from t|ie local organization. A review ;of the chapter's activities during; 1944 reveals that those who wish to help win the war can put their money or their talents to work b^ participating in some one or more of the widely varied projects of the local Red Cross chapter. At the a:pnual meeting recently Mrs. J. M. Powell, county chairman, received full reports for 1944 from her sub-chairmen. They reveal the wide scope of the work done throughout^ the ootmty. A few of those reports are summarized below: During the year hundreds of busy women^uniSer the direction of Mrs. A. R. ^rotlp, spent a total o£ 11,111 bpun ih knitting garments for service mei^. This is equivalent to 463 days 0^ 34 hours etch. TtM totel ptodnetion of knitted gamumta Iftftlffldtd 4MB MtnttUM gad 355 miitflers. Gloves, wristlets, watch cips and other articles were completetl by 2^0 knitters during the year. The production room, under Mrs. J. C. Llttrell, completed and shipped 1.660 articles and garments. These -^ere tiospltal supplies, kit bags, wheel ch^lr lap robes, etc. Six hundred'; and eighty five women worked a total of 6,407 hours. LiteraQy thousands of sm^gical dressing^ were made and shipped during t^e year and the last consignment is coinpleted and awaiting shipping^ ordera. Allen county women devoted 5.059 hours to this work. Mrs. Lots Ayliag was county cliair­ man. Six f frst aid classes were' conducted durinr the year imder the directioni of IJrs. R. H. Carpenter and a total of 96 certificates were issued to those completing the course. Water safety, swimming, etc., wefe taught by H. E. George. During the year three young girls were saved froin drowning by members of his clAftes. The (Ssasterp committee, under C. U. Jev^t, tu4 a busy year dne to Warplanes Nazi Armor Death March Survivor Joins Yanks Air; Corpe Mechanic Reaches ;tJ. S. Lines On jLuzon After Three Years of Dodging Japs B^ 8PI3*CER DA'VnS U. S, Bomber Wing Headquarters, Northern Luzon, Jan. 22. . (AP)—Haggard, footsore and hungry for Ameri<san ch4w, the first survivor from the Bataan "death march',*: to jGin his invading fellow countrymen on Luzon rested tod»t after hiding from Japanese and living on rice fol nearly three years. He was Cotp. (3erald G. Wade of LewlstoiL Idaho, an army air corps mechanic. He passed through the American liiieae at an undLsclased point alid wa^. brought here by plane. "It's too good to be true," Wade declared^ as he stamped his feet, in borrowed shoes, :on the steel matting of the airstrip, y Looked Old Ba4 Happy The siwes and a bad stone bruise made bi|n limp, ile was chalky faced from nulnutri^n. He looked 15 years otder tbah ills 25 years. But he was liappy-and hungry. Wade told |iow he and other prisoners who were surrendered to the Japanea. at Bataan, on southern Luzon. April 2, 1942. were mistreated and made to march 85 miles north to a prisbn camp. "They^ laughed and Jeered at us." he said. "Some; of them bashed us the-i heads ^feth poles as they drove by'in tnicks. "Theyi te^ninded me of imderdogs who finally had got the upper hand and didnt kno# how to act." Uved on Rice ' The 'BataanJ survivor said l }e Joined sin army tank unit Just before the sui*ender and became a prisoner with it. I' "I've been living on rice for nearly three years," ^e commented, "and it gives,yoti an' appetite." He devoured 9ne meal of beef and hash, potatoetft green beans and canned fruit *nd then finished a second of fried;ham with four eggs, six bunsr milk lind chocolate bars. "The ;thlrd - day after the surrender was^ the worst of all," Wade said. "We wer^ forced to march 132 steps aminuitii while the sun was beating down t>n us and the sweat (Con^inned'^on Page 6, No. i) Strangers Send News of Son ToBarbers Mr. and Mri. B. T. Barber have received SO l ^rs from friendly strangers during the past few days to advise them that a picture of their son, Sff ..,Karman Barber, had appeared in .'the writer's home town paper. The ptiotograph, distributed by a syndicate fit which The Register l8 not aimember. showed Sgt. Barber coasting on a sled with a little Be^n boy. The picture was taken at ti town near Bastogne, When the letters first started to arrive the Barbers had not heard from their scm, who is a member of the ThJrd.;Army, stace the start of the Gerdian offensive. Since then thej^ h^ve received a letter from him': sajring that he Is safe and well in spite of the fact that during the ti ^g days when Patton was maneuvering to stop the Germans. JBaj-ber went nearly a week withbut-^rteep. Mr. and ws. Barber have received letters: from towns scattered across the United States from coast to coast. Each of them comments upon tlie tranquility of the scene in the picture i which contrasts so sharply with "the region, only a few miles away. T^here a bloody battle may have [been raging at the very time the photograph was taken. The Barb^ have been deeply moved by tfte friendly interest in them and ih^tr son which prompted the writing the letters by persons who had no motive other than to be sure ihJ^t this picture of their son was pla<*d in theh- hands. Mrs. Ethel Marmon Dies Rete Saturday Miss EtH*^ Marmon died Saturday at her^ ':home, 209 Campbell street. Siiie was 55 years old. Miss Manhon was bom in Green j county. Iowa, coming to Allen coun- :ty in 191% She has Uved in or 'ne»r lola ?lnce tliat time. She leavtes three sisters. Mrs. Irene Lake and Miss Addle Marmon. lola, and Mrs. Lillian Taylor. Lonsdale. California. Funeral ^errlcea will be conducted by the {Rev. P. D. Clopine at 2 p. m. TuJwIsT at the Waugh Funeral borne;, Burial «1U be at Oe- War at a Glance (By the Asaocinted I 'reSHl The Western Front: Americans battle into Wiltz, drive on St. Vith and Vianden as Germans pull back to Siegfried line from Belgian bulge; British extend front In German-Dutch romer to north, gain two miles; snow hampers French drive below Strasbourg, bnt Americans hol^ Nazi attacks at>ove Alsatian city. The Ea.stem Front: Triple invasion armies drive into Silesia and East Prussia, and thrust across central Poland rams within 195 miles of Berlin. Tannenberg falls in East Pms- isa, and Soviets fight within 52 miles of Baltic, in pincers threat with invasion army farther east. In Silesia, Moscow says Red army is within 35 miles of Breslau. The Italian Front: Patrols conduct raiding thrusts despite heavy snow. The Pacific Front: Americans nearly halfway from Lingayen gulf beachhead on Luzon to Manila after taking Tarlac, 65 miles from capital Two airfields are Tarlac prize. Tokyo reports new raid on Formosa and the Ryukjrus. Capture Road Key Tarlac, 65 Miles from Manila, Set to Torch By Retreating Japs BY ELMONT WAITE General MacArthur's Headquarters, Luzon, Jan. 22. (AP)—Tarlac, with its two airfields only 65 air miles from Manila, fell to the swiftly-advancing Americans. Gen. Douglas MacArthur announced today. The once proud city, most prosperous in the central Luzon plains, was reduced largely to smoklr.^: rubbl: 1-y the fleeing Japanese only a few hours ijefore the Yanks arrived. Seizure of the im[>ortant rail and highway junction put the Americans nearly half way to Manila from their Lingayen gult beachhead and within 22 miles of Clark airfield, largest of the Philippines. Adjacent to Clark field Is Fort Stotsenburg, major military post. City Devastated Tarlac, a city of 55,000 Including its populous suburbs, was deva.stated by the Japanese, who evidently sprayed every building with gasoline and applied torches as the Americans approached down two converging highways. Only bewildered, homeless Filipinos met their liberators. Associated Press correspondent Fred Hampson said the main body of American troops entered the city Sunday noon "loo late to catch Its Japanese garrison but not too late to experience the full extent of destruction wrought here by an enemy wtiich had abandoned it to flames only a few hours before." Two More Airfields Seizure of two airfields at Tarlac brought to five the American liases on Luzon for further devastating air blows at Japanese troops and »upplies. The largest Is at Lingayen. Yank airmen have dominated the Luzon skies since invasion day. U. S. doughboys, pressing cast- ward toward another good highway to Manila—this one following a circuitous foothill route steering clear of rivers and swampland—captured Victoria and La Paz east of Tarlac. Farther north, in the long-slowed left flank, they captured Rosales and drove eight miles beyond to the east. They hammered another wedge into the main Manila highway by crossing the winging Agno river at Santa Maria southeast of captured Bingalonan. Santa Maria is the easternmost point of penetration. Here thev were only seven miles from the foothill highway. K-State CaUs Off Farm Home Week Gathering Manhattan, Kas., Jan. 22. (AP) — The Kansas State college Farm and Home week, scheduled for February 6 to 9, has been called off for this year, Milton S. Eisenhower, president of the college, has announced. He said that a farm and home week program would be presented over the college radio station, KSAC, on those dates. The annual gathering was cancelled in keeping with the government's requests to restrict travel, Eisenhower said. Fall of Tannenburg Severe Morale Blow Paris, Jan. 22. (AP)—The fall of Tannenberg into Russian hands constitutes a severe morale blow to East Prussia—and in deed to all Germany. Tannenljerg is in many respects to the Germans what Arlington Is to Americans. Its capture ranks high among Soviet achievements in the war of nerves. Built in memory of Von Hindenberg's and Ludendorfl's successful campaign against czar- Ist Russia during the first World War, Tannenljerg embodies all that Prussianism stands for, _ Terrific Havoc Wrought One Whole Army May Have Been Demobilized In Day-Long Attack On Retreating Columns By JAMES M. LONG Paris, Jan. 22. (AP)—Allied warplanes caufrht 3,000 German vehicles, the bulk of transport of an entire army, in an attempted sneakaway from the Ardennes salient through the Siegfried line to the Rhine, and tore them to pieces today in a ruinous daylong attack. The planes attacked with' bombs, rockets and machine guns. The Nazis had waited too long to i-un the gauntlet down the snow drifted escape road.s and were caught on two highways In concentrations .so thick that the Allied pilots said afterwards "we couldn't" By mldafternoon, Ihd I9th Tactical Airforct alone hati surpassed its own record of 833 German vehicles destroyed in a single day, and It continued to hammer the enemy columns. Ruin Terrific There was every indication that the ruin woulU be the greatest since the wounded wermacht fled for the Seine through the Falaise Gap. The destruction of equipment promised virtually to immobilize at least one of Field Marshal Von Runstedfs two mobile reserve armies. Allied air power Intervened as the American Third .irmy fought into the streets of Wiltz, southern anchor of German defenses in Luxembourg, and as the U. S. First army stormed itno the open from the forest belt protecting St. Vith, 2'-j miles away. British on the north closed within three miles of the Roer river, near its confluence with the Maas (Meuse) at the German stronghold of Roermond in Holland. The French First army striking up from Mulhouse, apparently was slowed down In deep snow after gaining up to six miles in two days. German attacks north of Strasbourg apparently were being held. Nazis Pull Out The last few miles of the German bulge before the Siegfried line was flattening out quickly. The Ger(Continued on Paije (i. No, 6) Clear Skies Over State Topeka, Jan. 22, (AP)—Clear,-^ pleasant weather gave KansaS a respite from midwinter conditions today while the western part of the state dug out from under heavy week-end snow. Dighton reported nine Inches of snow yesterday and Dodge City right, inches. Skins cleared this mnnilng and In the still air, sharp cold moved In, dropping the mercury to two below zero at Garden City. Phlllipsburg still has three Inches of snow on the ground this morning and Concordia one inch. Most of the moisture fell as rain in eastern and southern Karisas, where only patches of snow remained today. Weatherman S. D. Flora said the snow was beneflclal for the wheat growing areas but merely added to the .sea of mud in ea.stem fields. Temperatures between 35 and 45 were predicted for today after Wichita and CoffeyviUe registered highs of 39 yesterday. Crisp weather between 10 and 15 in the west and 15 to 20 in the east were forecast for tonight. Dan Hunter Dies Here This Morning Dan Hunter died this morning at 308 South street where he has been living for the past few months. He was 68 years old. Mr. Himter was born at Hewlns, Kansas, moving to Allen coimty in 1876. He has farmed here all of his life untU 111 health led him to retire last fall. Since then he ha.s made his home in Tola. He leaves his wife at the home; a son. Orval Hunter, a daughter. Mrs. Feme Loftin. both of Tola, •and a sister, Mrs. Betha Smith, Wichita. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p. m. Wednesday at the Sleeper chapel bv the Rev. C. L. Heatherington. Burial will be at Highland cemetery. SERVICE FOR INFANT A graveside service was held this afternoon at Highland cemetery for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Munday, 405 East Lincoln, who died yesterday afternoon. In addition to his parents he leaves two brothers and » sister.

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