The Iola Register from Iola, Kansas on January 22, 1945 · Page 4
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Iola, Kansas
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•£nte>*d attlu.IolvKanui, Poit Offiet u . Becoai dm Hatten- - < 1 IS (FriTSte BtMeh Bxetamie Oebsactiog All ItalwrtnuaM.) BtjaSORlPttON BATE8 - Outiidt AU «B tbi AdjoiDait Cooiit^ One Year .^..tC.OO 6u£ Mspthi :_.»B.OO ftmf Mohtlu . ^»1.T6 Oat Month i 76c In Allen ud AdjoialDC OoontiM ' ' One Yenr W .0« 8ix Months ._.»8.80 ': ThT««: Montlu i $1.60 One Month _ _ .65* ID Konsu add 2% lalea tax to abore ntM. MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS . The K«(l8ter carrien tht Aaaoeiated Pre«i < report by apfdal leased wire. The A «K»- j dated P TMH I S exclusively Mititled to use ' for republication o{ all newt. dispaUbei Sidled to' It or not oth^nriM credited In ' this pnpor and also the local neirs pob- llshM hnrelu. All rifhts of repablieatloB o< ' iperlsl dispatcbef herein are ilio resemd. Bible Thought for Today GoA has somethinc worth while that yon can ilo. He may haye to use someone else: Who knoweth \(^hether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?—Esther 4:14, o(fNiat# colM^essi okA Is %b. ttem ndtttHwIh l^fehlngtoi iltriijk qiiat«tts Jn.keep- int with <^ aignity otbte office. office resUteno^ in bis llbme town ai *ell. . ftfe te8 -considerable travel and election expenses. Yet he makes less than many _ ball riilayers, .crooners and Junior .esecottyes. : , ^^- , So I think Mt. HeHer has a point, ^nfress' is important enough that It Should attract the best men. and promise enough money and help to do their Job well, even though the pay hike postponed till after the war. PLANS FOR .A STBEAMLIXED CONGRESS. Any t !ons (jieBt»otis voter ehouW find kobert Heller's new pamphlet, "Strengthening the Gongreas," Interesting reading. Mr. Heller, a business management consultant, has approached the subject <rf a proposed streamlining of Oongress with businesslike efficiency. And his findings might provide the aver- aRe citizen with some surprises. This average. citizen's judgment of Congress is often a hazy concoction of cus.swords and misunderstanding. B§t the Heller survey; com- mlsslonedvind published by the National Planning Association, Is calculated to give the reader a new respect for the size of his senator's und representative Job, and cause some amazement that they perform it as well as they do under existing circumstances. Mr. Heller suggests that many congressional shortcomings arise from the fact that Congress "is operating with hand tools in a mechanized age." And he would scrap many of these hand tools as outmoded, inefficient and occasionally harmful. He recommends, among other things, abolition of too-numerous, overlapping, tiine«consumlng committees, of the «enlorlty rule for ap> pointing committee chainOMt, of the filibuster, and the practice of tttCking controversial and unrelated ri(* on important bills that the ^re^ident is almost forced to sign. And he would match these and other abolitions with some sensible recommendations. • Many of them involve the ex- pendituie of money. Mr. Heller would give individual t»ngressmen eneugj* money, to hire really first- He would allow for competent speejalists,: advisors and research­ ers.--AlMis-freeing them frotn their present necessity of depending on executive department "experts" who .ipt ijjfrequently have a departmental ^to grind. And Mr. Heller favors higher sal- •ities . for congressmen—$25,000 a year In place of the present $10.000—and a generous pension. It is well that an outsider proposes this, for whenever a congressman makes the same proposal the public immediately attacks him as a leech upon the body politic. Of the 10-plus billions spent toi run the government in fiscal 1944 I deluding military expenditiu-es arid debt retirement and interest) Congress's share was less than one- seventh of I per cent. Surely the ronstitutional equal, of the executive branch merits a larger expense account, especially when more mon- rJi ^e assistants. cSifjniittees- funds A SORRY CHOICE , Roosevelt's decision to oust Jesse Jones as secretary of commerce in order to pay his political debt to Henry WaUace wlU undoubtedly fill most of the congress and most of the nation with dismay. Jones Is one of the great business and financial executives of the nation. He hais been head of the fee- CDhstruction Finance . Corporation since the Hoover administration and has been secretary of commerce since Harry Hopkins resigned in 1940. He has been chairman of the Federal Loan Agency since 1939. He has been a veritable rock of Bound financial management and conaervative government banking in all these years of economic turbulence. Henry Wallace has been an idealist, a dreamer, a good will ambassador to South American countries, a writer for farm magazines, and an experimenter with hybred seed corn. A fine background for the most important business and financial job hi America! Of course he also has been a powerful political figure and an invincible supporter of the president. At least Roosevelt had the candor in his letter to Jones to admit that this—not his superior qualifications for the jol>—was the reason he requested the change. Henry, in spite of being scuttled for vlcerpresident last summer, went straight down the line for his tKKs during the campaign. He deserved whatever political reward he might ask. He asked for the Job of secretary of commerce. So that was that. Perhaps the president felt that as a matter of political gratitude and personal honor he could do nothing but grant Wallace's request. I wouldn 't attempt to judge that point. All I can say is that it is too darn had Wallace didn 't ask for the job as .secretary of labor or .something of that sort instead. Jones was just about the only cabinet member left who was of real statme, ability, and influence. To replace him .with so ill-fitted a man as Wallace is a heavy price to pay for political fealty. The appointment will be pleasing to the CIO and the left-wingers who want to see Wallace run for president in 1948. They believe that the important post of secretary of commerce will be the best springboard from which he can jump into that race. But I don't iuiow of any others who will be particularly happy about it. • * 25 YEARS AGO Itemis rrou The R^tister Jranu.^rj- it, 1920 The ladies of the high school faculty were entertained Monday evening by Miss Cole and Miss Oman at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. Ef. Powell, where Miss Cole makes her home. The evening was spent with music furni-shed by Miss Her.'sh- bei-ger and Mr. Vernon Powell, and fancy work. At a' late hour a delicious • two course . luncheon was served to the following: Mrs. E. W. Myler. Mrs. Guy Lamer. Miss Wolfe. Miss Wilhite. Miss Oilman. Miss Harr. Miss Mofsker. Miss Herah- berger. Miss Spencer, Miss Goff, Miss Henninger. Miss Nelson, QtUck. Miss Buchanan. Mi.^s Oman and Miss Cole. Mr. and Mrs. D. Ivy left todiiy for a month's visit In Port Smith and Hot Springs, Ark. Get Dimes (ond Dollprs) Marching John Copcning of this city wa.«i elected president of the State Bottlers' Association at I he Port Scoct meeting. This year's convention was the largest ever held by the a.sso- rlation. aixiut one hundred members iittending. SYNniFTIC Chicago. Jan. 22. iAP>—Last week a chilly robin turned up its beak at crumbs proffered by Mr. and Mrs. Irv BuUard and began pecking forlornly at the snow in search of a worm. The Bullards, afraid the bird would starve, rolled pieces of meat loaf into worm shapes and tossed them into the yard. Tlie robin ate the ersatz worm.<:. flew away, returned with his mate and later four other robins shoA/etl up for worms—and got them. "Keeping robins in the winter isn't so hai'd," said Bullard. "All you liave to do is understand them." "We fr(>y.e..lpi:.iiAveek. bill George was tpo patriotic to call tlic superintendent - rinnHy I complained and the man came up diiU shoMved Uic ligw To turn on our radiators!" Eight little friends of Lois Lcc surprised her at home after school yesterday evening. The evening was s^nt with music and games. Licht refreshments were .served to the following gtiests: Misi;es Mai-vello Clark. Avis Molen. Mary Copenins. Hettie Olive Hawthorne, Jean Co^hill. Deloras Palmer. Marcia Hume.=;. Dorothy Humes, Velma Lee, Loi.s Lee and Ina Lee. A popular novelty now sold in the streets of London is a little boolc. the history of the Great War. which measures about an inch square. Swing into that March of Dimes that helps fight infantile paraly- I * lis. Every cent is needed, th^t diiease requires more costly treat. ment than almost any other, averaging $1000 a case. Contributions .of Mr. and Mrs; Anxerica have enabled r the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis to make this cos|ly care available. Keep „ up the good work! Prom Mrs. Guilett's Items: A Letter from John Collins from Gloom Kans ?avs thy have killed 13 Wolves—Som killing John is an Allen Co Lad and an all a round good fellow, and he t?.kes the Register to hear from his Old Home Town— .Success to you Lad. A GEORGIA TOWN IN 1807 TT 'HEN the dinner was over th6 ladies rose frotr the taibliS at :• signal from Mrs. Earle and wen. into thr parlor, leaving the gen- tlomen to ti'eir brandies and tdd- ciies. As naturally as water runs downhill the conversation flowed i !i 'o the perennial, inexhaustible subject o wOtton.- "'We wert! paying only 18 cents for middli'g today," William Clayton .emarked. 'That' quit a romedown from season, said Harvey Eal'le, "and it makes me uneasy. I'm iding over . lot of cotton that ; paid 20 and 21 cent.s ;i pouna loi-. Do you think the price will 6bm- back?" "I don't know, I'm sure, but to be on ih safe side v,'e must pay llie "ar ler less. There's no sense •M buying cotton at 20 cents a .poun.. and selling it for 17 or 1^. \^hat are your ideas on this subject, Mr. Lpwther?" • ' "M, instructions." the Englishman replied, "are to pay the current price, whatever that may be, •but never to go above the price ;Ot the previou.s year. eh. whatT' "So you see how it is,' Harvey Btirle said, nodding to William .Clayton, "pay the current price, ;lie says, but never exceed last year's prices. The tendency is downward." "Ye.s. we expect that," ,Avas Cla.vlon's comment. "There's bigger crop this year than there v.iis last year, und last year's was the biggest up lo that lime. Twenty' A'oars from now this region—I rncan the whole South—will not inUy grow cotton, but will think .-•otton and talk cotton all the jime. The whole world's supply will he rai.'^ed here. How it is grOny to alVect our future, and ihlil of our cl'.ildren, God only ivuows. I wish we were not so itependenl on a single commodity." "And Whitney's little cotton-gin did it all, did it all, did ft aU^' said Robert Harriso. huskily, thtounming the table with his fingers. He had drunk too much brandy. » * iij REMFMv^- the days b^re the cdttb" gir " sdld Harvey Earlt. "i seems a long time ago. but it is really only 14 or 15 years. Whltnty invented his gin in -JW?. Nobody ever e.xpected in those days that cotton would ever be an important ciop.' "It took a Negro all day to gel the seed out o. Ave pounds oi cotton,'' Joe Hutchinson said. 'Five pounds-»-w o r k n g from morning to night. John Hartley, who has a big place on the Savannah i-oad, produced about 2000 pounds of cottor a year, and he was looked upon then as r big cotton grower, but today a crop of that size is considered pretty small. Rai-sed four or five bales a year, and at that he had 10 or dinner we got to talking aboui the difSculty of seeding the <:o^ ton. Ell Whitney listened .closely; he seHt'a Hiegrd 'bUt feir febfeie cotton with the seieds in it, atm 1 i-e'itt&mber his sitting there and puinng the lint off. "* •' • • told me later that the Idea of Iht gin occurred to him that evening in all its features. In a week he'd huilt a rough little gin. tiol much bigg 'er'n a hat box. He saw that the way to handl'e the matter Was to comb the lint cotton away from seeds. So he put a lot of wire teeth on a roller, arranged in rows so that when the roller Was turned the teeth woultl run through slots, or through a sort of grating. Tlie cotton was put on the other side of the ilots, or grating,. Then, as the roller turned thr; teeth would pull the cotton from the seeds. "He in\'ited me. and some others, to .^ee the gin Work. Well, a dozen Negroes sitting on a barn , gh-^ in a few hours it had ginned floor separating the seeds from the lint, and it took these darkies six or seven weeks to a th-- job. "Now hr raises 50,000 pounds a year, and doesn't need a single nigger t pick out the seeds. The gin does It ail." Cecil Lowlher listened with vivid interest to Hutchinson's talk, and said when it was finished, "I suppose Mr. Whitney spent years in working on his idea of the gin before perfecting it." "Mr. Clayton can tell you all about that," Joe Hutchinson said. "He's a friend of Eli Whitney." Mr. Clayton cleared his throat and said, "I met Eli Whitney soon after he arrived in Georgia. Fine boy, he was. From Connecticut, graduate of Yale. "Well, to get back to the gin. He was a guest of Phineas Miller and his wife, on their plantation near Savannah wlien I maae his acquaintqnce. One evening Mrs. Miller had a lot of us in for dinner. After 20 pounds of cotton. The machine didn't have any name at the tjpie, so Whitney called it a gin, which is a conlraction of the word engine.' "I've often wondered why I didn't invent the gin," said Joseph Hutchinson, "or you, Harvey, or any ot u.s. Its tlie simplest device in the world,, and looks lilfc the idea might occur to anybody. But .t didn't. It just goes to show-iy He did not say what it goes <<t show, for Mrs. Earle, coming to the door, .smiled at the gathering, and said, "Are you gentlemen going to remain here all night'?" Her husband said, "No, darling, we're coming right away." Then he glanced at Robert Harrison, lying asleep with his head on the table, and said to his wife. "1 think you'd better ask Mrs. Harrison to come in for a moment. We'll have to lay Robert out on the sofa in here, and 1 want her to see that he's comfortable." (To Be Continued) Moran Happenings Grtek district came over for the .sale rived in the United States December 3 for hospitalization. He is mak- « wsif they arc related both ,n, .ood recovery. Walter grew up -^.^0 ^0"^" " at^ Mildred and :s a graduate of; j,,. and Mrs. Floyd McCorniack tije clas.s of '35. Mildred high school. 1 ^axrc Sundsy eveninr; callers at the BAYARD The January meeting of Bayard club was held January 12 at the home of Mrs. John McAdams with Mrs. Harry Shelton assisting hosi- ess. Piecing quilt blocks was the work for the afternoon. Nnme.s were drawn for entertaining dates for the coming year. Those enjoyinr, the afternoon were Mesdames Ellis Baker. Floyd Gillham. Orval Piame Dennis Isaac. Clarence Isaac. Carney. McCormick. Mrs. Bud McElvain and Ronnie wect! guests. Next meeting February 9 at the home 01 Mrs. Floyd Gillham. Community meetin.'T of Rising Star district was heM Friday evening. January 12. at the .school house. Mr. and Mrs. Ciarciue Isaac and sons spent Sunday .u the Willis Page home southwest of La^Ianie. Several from this community attended the Moran-LdHarpe basketball games at Moran ?'riday evening. Miss Dorothy Mulkey! who works in a bank in Kan.-.a.s City. Kas.. spent the week-end wim her parents. Mr. and Mrs. I<c-nn<^th Mulkrv who live near Risins {-.lar. Lt. John McCormack sent a V-mail letter to his parents last week from ship board in the Pacific area. The radio announcement .said the Luzon invasion convoy was made up from New Guinea of troops and supply troops. Mr. and Mis. Georgp Carney. Sylvia Ann and Vinginia Mae were Sunday visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Ruxton. Later they visited in Mildred with Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Heath and family and ScctI Brown who had driven down from Kansas City. Kas. Miss Wilma Brown. Buddy and Shirley Brown, lola. also joined the group for the afternoon, Mrs. Lester Gillaspie. Planeview. Kas., came to make a week-end visit with Mr. and Mrs. Gillham. Springfield. Oregon, and with her mother, Mrs. Joe Gillham and other relatives. T-Cpl. Walter Walton was at Moran Sunday night to return to government hospital near Temple. Te-<.. after making a furlough visit with his wife and Uttle daughter at loia. and his parents at Moran. He was in the infantry of the Third army near Metz. Was woimded and ar- noine of Mr. Moran.: j\lr. and Mrs. V. W. Heath have liH'ti letters from their .son S-Sgt. Vincent Heath and grandson T-Cpi. j • ,—, Diiiiald Heath who are with U. S.; hrSM.VN'S IIOLIDAV tn-ops in Franco, dated December 30 reporting they were well and having a rest period back of the and M IS . George Cox .>tORAN. Jan. 22.—Mrs. J. E. Baiich of Leota, is here visiting her sister. Mrs. Kelyman. Mrs. Curtis Strong entered St. John's hospital Thursday night for ob.5ervation and treatment. Friends are very anxious to hear of her im- prfivenient and hoping she can soon be rat home. Sirs. George Crouch came home frmri Kansa;; City Thursday night aft^er a week's visit with her sons. Ambrose and Russell Crouch. Her gignddaughter. Delores, had a very baa fall, losing many of her teeth, and it required nine stitches to close the wound. Ru.ssell Crouch, son of Mr. and Mrs^. George Crouch, leaves Kansas City for St. Louis Thursday for Red work. From there he gets his assignment, expecting to be sent overseas. Sgt. and Mrs. Robert Daugherty who have been visiting relatives heie during Sgt. Daugherty's fur- lougli left from Durant last night for Hot Springs. Ark., where he goe;i ?or-a-check-up and reas.signmetn. F'riends are very sorry to learn that it was found necessary to operate this morning on Mrs. Harold Doaier. who entered Burke Street hospital. Port Scott, Wednesday for observation. "The high school is sponsoring a waste paper drive next Saturday, Jaiiuary 27. It is requested that you have your papers and magazines tied and on the parking in front of , .'Vtlar.ta. Jan. 22. (.^^P)—Ma.i. Wil- Ham E. ^pcnce, chief of the Georgia ^. , ,. ::^ureau"of Investigation, gave thi.s hi-es. Friends are always so eager for j account = of it; nt^ws from boys In service. 'Fhe combined sale January 17 of strjck. implement4S, hay. etc.. of V. \\. H(._ath .''nd Frank Brown drew a good criiwd in spite of the chilly, rainy da^- and reports are that things solci • Charlie Hill, 40. picked the lock iH the Wilkes county convict camp ^t nigiit burglarized homes and stores and then re-entered the prison .'md stored his loot in his , locker nnd under his bunk. He ap- qiijte well. Mr. and Mrs. Heath plan ' parentlj was selling the goods to to...visit and rest awhile and theii latm home will still be lYome. other convicts. Hill is ser.ivng -Mr. and Mrs. Ben Grieve of Ruck j i'or bur^lar.y. a 15-year term your homes, where some one from the high school will call and get it. Mr. and Mrs. Pete Horlicker were Monday evening guests of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Smith. Miss Jean Grove." left Friday for Kansas City, where she is a student of the Kansas City secretarial school. Friday was Mrs. Maggie Ford's birthday and the following relatives surprised her with a dinner: Her sister. Mrs. Minnie Miller, Mr. and Mrs. W..N. Ford, Mrs. Lizzie Ford and Mrs. Ila Young. A lovely fried chicken dinner was served at the noon hour and Mrs. Ford says, "How I enjoyed it all." Mrs. Lewis was an afternoon caller and Mr. and Mrr. Leslie Ford and daughter, lola. were evening guests. Home front accidents killed over 280,000 and injured over 20,000,000 Americans since Pearl Harbor. Many of,, the baseballs ji&w in use have golf ball cores. , - • . ..^ Relief At Last For Your Cough Creomulsion relieves promptly because it goes right to the seat of the vrouble to help loosen aud expel germ laden phlegm, and aid nature to soothe and heal raw, tender, in- .aamed bittnchial mucous wem- aranes. Tell your druggist to sell you a bottle of C:.3oniulsloU.wIth ihp understanding you mtist like the way it qulokiy alhi.y» the cougl» or you are to have your mortey badt. % CRE0MULS80N for Cotjghs, Chest Ctlds. Brchchj^ THIS CURIOUS WORLD irvj THE PHtLIPPINeS. COPR BV NEA SERVICE. INC. T M ISECU S - PAT. OFF. '"W ERE ST!L:.I>J THE DA!?< COSCERNlNfi' tHE TRUE NJATjRE oc LI6Hr ,"i^.-/ A LBERT L'EE. 6C3/V\E 5UV THEIC JADE liN 1-22 .NEXT: . Instde story of an inside earth. . HOW TO COME HOME WITH Extra M Just remember to take that can of used fats to your butcher. Get 2 red. points *'bonu8 for each pound. Keep Saving Used Fats for the Fighting Front f 1C * * -k * * * * * * V.J.EVANS TYPEWMTER ^ EXCHANGE •rrPEWEITERS T 6 EfciWT All MaJtn of Typewrtters ftepaired ADDING MACBtNlEB CASH RKonnnw 8CAUB ' AH Work GuntaMiM . Can for Free Esttewto IN E. JsekMB PtMiw ISM t>r. Wayne E. Ftaiita OPTOMETRIST ^Kenneth Abell. Opttetett HONTING wartime Hunting is a peacetime sf )Ort. It has no place in wartime business. It wastes precious time. That's why busiaessmen can -profit by using the Yellow Pages as a guide to their buying. When they want to get an armature rewound, a tractor repaired, or millwork don(>, all they have to do is rtach for the telephone book. They 'll find the Yellow Pages often ihake their buying easier^ 2--^^'-.

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