The Iola Register from Iola, Kansas on January 23, 1945 · Page 1
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THE lOLA REGISTER VOLUME XLVIII No. 75 The Weekly Register, Esublished 1867: The lola l )i .iiy Reei»'e''. Established 1897. lOLA, KAS., TUESDAY EVEJflNG, JANUARY 23, 1945. SucceMor to The loin Daily Register, The loU Daily Record, and lola Daily liultix. SIX PAGES + + + The WAR TODAY + + + BY DEWITF MACKENZIE Harassed Nazi official spok«'.smen, viewing in fear the great Allied vLsc which has been set in motion lj>' the Red offensive, are calling this the decisive battle of the war, which is to say the final round—undoubte'dly a coiTect estimate oJ an altogether piim situation. A couple of times in previous folumns, looking ahead to tiiis bloody climax of pur world uo- heaval, I've referred to it as Armageddon. The term wasn't used haphazardly, though I left interpretation to the reader, figuring that if anyone had ciu-iosity he would speak up. Finally I have a customer—a clergyman in Kansas—who asks ••Just what is in your mind in using thii word." This column is glad to explain, for (he answer exposes one of the most vicious pspects of the Nazism which we are fighting to destroy. It's an asoect which unfortunately won't die with Hitler but will remain to plague as for at least one generation—maybe more—until reeducation has removed it. I employed the term Armageddon • mentioned in Revelation XVI. IG) in the .sense in ^hich it often is used today—as representing thf great and final conflict, in which tht forces of anti-Christ will be destroyed. I don't rrmembcr what tailed Armaceddoii tn niy attention first. Maybe it came from my clergyman father. Po.ssibly It was from Tfddy Roostvclt's famous line dur- ins his Bull Moose campaign: "Wc .stand at Armaycd.lon and wc battle the I/)rd" Anywfiv. tlip iinaloKV o.s ri 'KnrtI:; Hlllcrlsm seems clear enough. Hlilr'i' I.-, i.nv of the most r-vll of the "world" cotKiueiors of all lime, He's B throwback to barbari .'im and R« mich i;; anti-Christ, It's this latter iwlnt wc have to consider. When the Nazi chief came to --yower and .started laying his dia- ^ >olical schemes for extermination of the Jews, for world conquest and for the literal en.slavement of many peoples, he saw that before the Germans woul4 follow him their minds must be purged of one tiling (Continued on Page 6, No. 4) The Weather Allen County Men With "Custer" Division, Italy •With the Fifth Army, Italy- Three Allen county men are members of the 337th "Wolverine" regiment which recently took 3,000 foot Mount Pratone in the Gothic line, digging German .soldiers out of elaborate concrete pillboxes and earth works on it.s forested slopes. The 337th infantry is in the 85th "Custer" division, part of the Fifth army in Italy. Serving with it are Pfc. Woodrow W. Hilsabeck. whose wife, Margaret, lives at .501 S. Walnut, lola; Pfc. Lewis Sanchez, son of Ca-simiro Sanchez. Humboldt, and Pfc. Herman T. Kent, .son of Mrs. Mvrtle B. Kent, route 4. Humboldt. Hilsabeck is a rifleman, Sanchez a machine gunner and Kent Ls a chauffeur. Altogether thtre are 32 Kansans in the regiment which Ls commanded bv Col. Oliver W. Huehes. Memphis, Tennessee. Its first was its toughest battle, • The regiment won all its objectives when it struck put for Trem- ,j „pn .suoll in the Gastav line last May but in this battle lost n quarter of all the casualties It has ,«iif- frrcri In .seven months of warfare In Itiil\', At tills time, one rom- l>n)iv (iiiiiiiri'fi a 1)111 and held It jiuiiin-it (IcspiMatc Or-rmnn rounler- nttiiik,'. fur ihri'i' days and nl"hts. Its nuim rlc;il strength dwlndllnu in I hi'. ivTliifl to Ifi The ;i37ili foutiht and won a bloodv 7'.Muiur buttle before Ter- iiirlnii, olnvln" a key role in rupture of the Hitler line. Thi'v moved on through Rome nrro .-f .s the Tiber river and up to Vlterbo. Tlie "Wolverines" went back into the line to pierce the Gothic line at one of its most formidable points. Tliey have been in combat slead- ilv since, struEelinn forward throu'jh the towering mountain"; that .sena- rate Florence from Bolosna. overcoming sreat obstacles ma dp of mud. rain, wind and cold and livine and fiehting on the meagre .sup- niies mules .nnd men can carry up to them on their backs. MrF H. F Smith FWted To State Fair Board Mrs. Harold F. Smith, it was learned todav. was elected a member of the board of directors of the state fair as<nciation at the recent .irrpiml meetinff in Tonek" —tvie first tinip !inv woman ever served in this eanacitv. Mrs. pTiith attended +he meetinq: ri,s secretpt-v of t'T" Allen rountv fair as.scciation and fminri berspif tri be the oniv womnn doleqatp nres- 'rpt. Tn nddition hoin" bono'ed ?"i>ith election as rii-o'-tor from thjq rii.sfrij'f,. the wqs ralle/l in to moVe f-Qllc t'^ the rnnventfin on tbp .silhiP'-t of howr the Al'on roiK^^v bcfrrj "c(*nQ" itc flir to tbo n*>Anl*> BVid ciQiH thot, tbp pbl*»f <:uV)ie''*- of rtisenssi 'Nn was cti^tp did for pll fairs. A bill Drovldint fnr such aid is being presented to the legislature .at its jireseut sessloiL KANSAS—Fair and not much change in temperatures toniKht and Wednesday: lowest tonight 15-20 west to middle 20'% eaiit. Temperature— for the 24 hours ending 5 p. m. yesterday, 46, lowest last night 25: normal for today 32; exce.'s yesterday 7: excess since January 1. 45 degrees; this date lajst year—highest 52: lowest 27. Precipitation for the 24 hours ending at 8 a, m, today. ,0: total for tills year to date. .25: deficiency .since January 1. .70 inches. Sunrise 8:33 a. m.: .set 6:35 p. m. Thermograph Readings Ending 8 a, m. Today. 34 9 p. m. 36 34 10 p. m, 33 9 a. m. 10 a. m. 11 a. m. 12 noon 1 p. m. 2 p. m. 3 p. m. 4" p. m. 5 p. m. 6 p. m. 7 p. m. 8 p. m. 38 40 42 ,44 46 .46 .46 43 40 38 11 p, m, 12 m. 1 a. m. 2 a. m. 3 a. m. 4 a. m, 5 a, m, 6 a, m. 7 a. m. 8 a. m. 32 30 30 28 26 25 25 25 25 25 President's Ball Here February 3 Allen County's Quota Of $1,000 in Anti-Polio Fund to Be Raised By Volunteer Gifts Alone With a quota of $1,000 to the Allen county chapter of the National Foundation for Infantile Paraly.<is i.s planning no hou.^^c to canva.s but will rely upon voluntary contribution.s and the .sale of tickets to its annual dance, Paul Koed, citunty chairman, said this niorniiii,'. Jars are being placed on the counters of re.slaurants, drug siKi -es. and other buslne.s,s places throughoui ihi' county and contributions placed in these contalneis will be Included in the countVs quota. Dime Folders to Schools The rural schools will be provided with attractive folders to be filled with dimes and sent in as part, of the March of Dimes. Tlie commi';,eo .suggests that these be :sent to county headquarters rather than Wa.shing- ton. D. C. In this way the county gets credit and the amount of mail in transit is substantiallv reduced. However, they mav be sent direct to the President, if that is preferred. Mrs. John Barley. AUeii county health service. Ill West Madison, is secretary and treasurer of the county \ committee and contributions may be left at her office. The President's Bail will be held i on Saturday niaht, February 3. m! the Community building at River-^ide ' park. The Knights of jive will pro- v^fJc the mu.=ic. An auction, a bii-.go game and other amusement will br prcvided for those who do not choosr to dance. All proceeds will go to the fund. 1944 a Bad Year Last vear the United St;>tes suffered it.s worst epidemic of polio .since 1932. More than 18,000 persons, mostly boys and girls, were stricken with the ci-ippling disease. Allen county was fortunate in that only a few cases were reported here. Fifty per cent of the money raised in Allen county remains here for the assistance of local sufferers when tht- need arises. Tlie other fiity per cent is sent to the National Foundation and is used to financi the treatment of acute cases and eSperimenis ir the eradication of control of infantile paralysis. Pvt. Ralph A. Ellis Mis.sinjf In Action Pvt, Ralph Arnold EUI,s, former Allen county boy, was reporterl mlstilng In action In I.uxcmljourg on December 20, HP I.S the .son of Mr,s Canle Ellis who now lives at 14.019 Victory Blvd. Van Ntiy.s. CalltornI;:, Hr wa« born In Allen county, attended the Pleasant Valley school and the Humboldt high school. Upon the death of hLs father in 1940 he and hLs mother moved to the west coast, j He worked for an aircraft com- ' pany in Burbank. California, until ! being inducted into the army in I August, 1943. going overseas the following October. Pvt. Ellis is a ' member of the 110th infantry. \ New Basis For Dues Adopted Chamber of Commerce Hopes That "Multiple Membership" Plan Will Be Fairer, Add Income A new basis of dues for k)la chamber of commerce member.ships was . adopted after two hours of spirited discussion at an exceptionally well attended meeting of the chamber last night. Replacing the present system which is based on the numljer of employees of each firm, the new schedule establishes just three classes of memberships: 1. Business firm memberships, $25 2. Professional memtjerslvips, $15. 3. Individual piembersliips, $5. May Buy Many Memberships In all three cases, the principle of 'multiple memberships" is embraced, wliich means that any individual or firm may buy as many memberships as he may voluntarily choose to buy. Thus, while small firms will buy one $25 membership, large ones will be requested to buy two, four, or even six, according to their "ability to pay." Similarly, a prosperous professional man will be asked to buy two or three professional memberships, and private individuals who can afford to do so will t)e expected to buy more than a single $5 mem- ber.ship. This plan of multiple memberships is the one generally used by chambers of commerce every- wheie, and it was felt by the ad\'is- ory committee which presented the suggestion to the meeting last night that It wiuld work out to Ije fairer all around than the present system. Serii Added Income It Is hoped that It will raise more money. Everyone attending re- ceiii meetings ha.s agreed that the chamber .should increaW' Its income ni/preriably this year In order to have some "nest egg" for use when reconversion problems arise after the war. Wliile every of the dues question was thoroughly debated last night, the linal vote on the new basis lacked only two or tlirec votes of being unanimous. The membership committee expects to start its solicitation for 1945 members within the next two weeks. Polish Units March in Wai-saw lola lOOF Lodge Staff To Chanute Meeting The degree stafi of the Encampment Branch of the'lola I. O. O. F. lodge went to Chanute last night and conferred two degrees on a large of candidates. The 'Grand Patriarch William Walter Lemon, of Lawrrnce. Kas,. and the Grand Scribe. J. H. Burger, were present. At the close of the meeting the members of the lola delegation were guests of the Chanute encamp.ment a: i: 'oanquet. H. R. Hess, B. A. Jones, B. F. Fraser, Rov Wright. Walter Hamilton, W. E. Swinford. J. H. Burger, R. H. Vaughn. Rufus Weaver, and Elmer Bryant of Humboldt, made up the group from the lola Camp. Rev. J. W.Shike's Mother is Dead Humboldt, Jan. 23—Rev. and Mrs. J, W. Shike have received word of the death on Saturday evening of Rev Shike's mother, Mrs. Emilia W, Shike, at Herrington, Kansas. Mrs, Shike wa.s 76 years of age. She suffered a stroke last summer, from which she never recovered. Slie Wius with a daughter, Mrs. E. 8. HuKhes. at Herrington. Funeral services will be held there tomorrow, and burial will bK at Baldwin. To Hive lolans Facts About Social Security A renresentnlive of the Social Security Board will be at the post office in lola Wednesday. January 24. at 1 p. m Information about Federal Old- .Age and Suivivors Insurance will be furnished to anvone, who cares to call. The Independeiice field office is not authorized to handle old-age assistance and unemployment insurance matters. Units of the Polish army, serving with the Russian forces, pass through Warsaw Square m the Polish capital as they pursue the Nazis westward \ towards Germany, following Warsaw 's liberfvtion,—(NEA Telephoto,) One B-29 Shot Down In Attack On Nagoya . 21st Bomk)er Command Headquarters, Guam, Jan. 23. (Via yavy Radio). (AP).—A sizeable force of B-29s bombed industrial targets at Nagoya, on Japan's homeland l.iland of Honshu, thi.s afternoon at an altitude lower than previous attacks and met the strongest enemy air resistance so far encountered there. • One Superfort was hit by gunfire and was seen to crash Iji flames into the water prob- sbly about 20 miles off shore. • The foray was made by four formations of B-29s. Cut Prices On Clothing Government Action Taken to Increase Supplies and Lower Cost Of Essential Textiles Washington, Jan. 23. (AP)—The government today announced a drastic textile and clothing program | ma.tched the speed of its ad- Clark Field Next Goal For Yanks Swiftly-Advancing Americans Only 11 Miles Away Monday; 5 Divisions in Fight Gew. MacArthur's Headquarters, Luzon, Jan. 23. (AP);—Only i54 airline mile.^ from Manila and ,11 miles" from tig Clark Field by Mon^day, 4 veteran Yank war ma"chine' powered its way over Central Luzon today with five divisions, a regimental combat team and a battalion of spec.iali.sts in close quarter fightihg. Even'if Maj, Gen, O.scar W. Gris- Wold's 14th army corp.s only par- Draw Net Tighter On East Prussia Of lag 64 In Path Of Reds Germany's Largest IMsoner of War Camp About Half Way Between Berlin, Warsaw By LARRY ALLEN (Associated Press War Correspondent who was a prisoner of war in Oflag 64 for nearly a yeai-.) New York, Jan. 23. (AP) Germany's largest prisoner of war -camp for Arnerican army officers lies in the pathway of the Russian drive through northwestern Poland. It Is known as Oflag 64 and is about 102 miles south of Danzig and about halfway iietween Warsaw and Berlin. The nearest important city Ls Poznan~ (Posen). used by the Nazis as a troop concentration and transport center for the eastern front'. The camp is on the outskirts of the vilage of Szubin, which the Germans renamed Altbui-gund. (Marshal Stalin's announcement Monday of the capture of Inowroc- Inw indicates that the Red army already may have overrun Szubin, only 20 miles to the northwest.) May 'Liberate Captivcn Th« big breakthrough tnc ixis.slblllty that it may mean the llberDitlon of American ••aptlvcs, but the Nazis, keeping close tabs on Ru.ssiiin advances, usually move prisoners to other camp.s when one Is dlr'cctly threatened Here are .some of the facts about Oflag 64, as I knew it: Erribracing about seven acres of land," the camp is the "home" of more than 1,000 American ground foice.^ officers, captured in the North (Continued on Page 6, No. 3) The War at a Glance Nazi Chiefs Decide To Stand at Oder At the German Frontier. Jan. 23. (AP)—Field Marshal Von RurLStedt, German generals from every front, and high Nazi party chieftains met at supreme German headquarters Saturday and decided to make every effort to defend the Odor line on the Ru.ssian front, private reports from Berlin said today. The high command was said to have agreed if possible to try to save the Sllesian industrial area even if Poland and Eastern . Pomerania must be abandoned. It was not known definitely whether Hitler attended the meetings, to which the conferees flew in special planes and returned the same day. Yanks Fight In Streets Of St. Vith Fall of City Imminent As Nazis Continue Retreat Under Savage Allied Air Assault Red Armies Only 22 Miles Apart Closing of Gap Would Threaten Isolation of 30 German Divisions; Vital Road Key Taken BULLETIN London, Jan. 23. (AP)—Russian troops have reached the Oder river in Silesia, Premier Stalin announced tonight in a fourth order of the day. London, Jan. 23. (AP) — Red army troops have thrust within 22 miles of completing a gigantic cut-off of all Prussia, and the trapping of perhaps 30 German divisions, Premier-Marshal Stalin disclo.sed tonight. Reports from Berlin meanwhile said the Russians haa into Poznan, 137 miles from Berlin on the direct route, and Stalin announced the capture of Bydgoczcz, ! southern guardian of the Polish coiTltior. , Farther .south Red army spearheads, by both Berlin and Mo.scow account.s, reached ihi; Oder river. 'Ihtri' the Nazis wcic expected to make a supreme clloi't to halt the Hcd army winter u\'[i-ns\'jv. Bydgo^zc•z, fai)tured by a flanking moviinenl and a lron>al as.sault, i.s 87 miles .south of Danzig. Warning to Germans Declaring 'the decisive hour is here," Moscow broadcast a warninR to the German people that "Soviet troops now are 150 miles from Berlin." There .still was no indication By AUS -nN BEALMEAR Paris, Jan. 23. (AP)—The army fouKhl house to house today in St. Vitli, delivering the knockout lo the Ardennes salient, while the disorganized and lirokcn rcm- nats of three routed (lerman armies reeled back eastward under the most savage air onslaught of the war. The Seventh armored division entered St. Vith at dawn. Its fall wa.s imminent. Soon after sunup. .Amor- ! that the Germans were able to ral- ican nlanes started their .second i (Continued on Page 6, No. 6) de!?igned to cut consumer costs six to seven per cent arid to increase si^plies of low and medium-priced essential garments. •The plan, blanketing mills, clothing manufacturers and dealers—and admittedly "tough" on them—was Vance covered in official reports for 24 hours extending into Monday, by now it could have penetrated Pant- J )3nga province and po.sed an immediate menace to Clark Field. Galn-s of 11 and 13 miles along parallel roads swept the 37th and 40th diyi-sions, veterans of Bougain- announced at a news.conference by Ville arid New Britain, through the Chairman J. A. Krug of the War towns of.Capas and Santa Monica Production Board and Price Admin- Mcnday on the shortest route to istrator Chester Bowles. 'Manila: Spearheads rolled on .south The price cuts and increase in I across the last miles of Tarlac ?^^'"sa'id"' ».°rswiftly Forward TThe joint control will channel 75 per cent of all civilian fabric into garments termed e.ssential by WPB fo. avert what Krug balled "a serl- Q(IS .supply situation" ahead. "It will roll back prices, from mill ^0- dry goods stores, to the level of tfee first half of 1943 as a remedy ^^r what Bowles described as "the iji()st .serious breach |ln price control." Quality contrijls to protect eonsumers are Included. 'We have enough textiles In the country to fill all e.ssential needs if tt' fabrics are made Into the things e^'ilians need and not into a lot of ttyJis and ruffles," Kriig asserted. Yank Uses Herd of Cows to Stop German Tiger Tank in Belgium With U, S, Fir,'^t Army Troops in Belgium. Jan. 15. (Delayed'. <.AP>,— Battle sidelights: A herd of Belgian cows was used by one enterprising American officer as a roadblock. Seeing a German Tiger tank approaching. Lt. Sidnev P. Dane, lad- dress unavailable) glanced at his rifle—his only weapon—and decided he would have to use ingenuity to stop the enemv vehicle. Dane rushed into a nearby barn and chased six cows into the street. He felled one cow with a rifle shot and the others began to mill around in panic. The Nazi tank halted before this unusual roadblock. Before it could continue and fire on its target, an American bazooka team knocked ii out. RATIONING REMINDERS 'The ration books ^Df ail persons Inducted into the armed forces must be surrendered within 10 days to tjrn; rationing board.; The holder of the distinction of having the hottest foxhole in Europe is S/Sgt. Oswald E. McKowan, of New Boston, Tex., but the climate had nothing to do with it. He was lying in a foxhole when p Gennan tank pulled up less than ten feet away and began firing. Each time the tank's big 88 millimeter gun blasted, the hot muzzle ila.'-hcs seared his face and concussions shook earth over him. One burst of flame set his blankets on fire. To add to his troubles: I American artillery began laying, shells around the enemy tank. "1 thought sure the next one would be mine." said McKowan. One shell finally scored a direct hit on the tank and set it afire. Am.munition in the burning tank started exploding and more blasts rattled McKowan in his foxhole. Finally the explosions ceased and] the scorched sergeant began to per -i spire less freely. "One hell of a wav to keep warm (Continned on Pane 6^ Ko. Z) • bon't pay above the legal ceiling prices and report all jjrice violations to the price clerk at the rationing b<i[ard for investigation, "your co- eperation in this is necessary if we fef* to defeat the black mart and fef>;p prices down. , Watch your fuel oil supply. The available supply is the smallest it llfc ever been at this time of year. VQth very few exceptions, the fuel panel cannot allow additional r^^ions for heating. To help con^Vye the available supply, do not a'uply for fuel oil for brooder stoves, fjn* spray, etc., until it is needed. pon't fail to have that tire re- Ritjred and recapped. Our tire quo- tf !wlll be smaller next month jand iii-es that could have been repaired gpid recapped will tiot be replaced. Tfte InsTWctors musi show on the t^"*" application if the owner has f.a^Ied to repair and recapp his m'ss. _ _ , __ ^7th and Maj, Gen Rapp Brush's (Coiitinued on Page 6, .No. 1) flW the ,,\nsoci.ite<l Press) The Western Front: British forics, after gains up to 2'- miles north of -Aachen, met heaH? fighting northeast of Ecl^t: German resistance disor- gariized in Ardennes salient after most destructive air blow of the war on Nazi armored vehicles; snow slowed French drive in Alsace; Americans l>eat off' thrusts six miles north of Str?si)Ourg. The Russian Front: Berlin said amiored spearheads reached the Oder river at unsoecified point in :Sileda; Stockholm report from Berlin said Soviet troons 'fought in streets of Poznan, 137 miles from Berlin; gigantic en- oirelement tJireatened East Prussia. Danzig goal of one drive. The Italian Front: Patrols active' across front in bitter cold. The Pacific Front: Yanks II miles from Clark Field, 54 from Manila. Americans gained II and, 13 miles on parallel roads to capital Japan's home island of llonshn l>ombed by Super­ fortresses; first convoy of trucks in 2'4 years prepared to leave Myitkyina for Kunming over Ledo road. straight day of relentless attack on the foe. By midday, the U. S. Ninth Air Force had destroyed 302 trucn.s, i'luv tanks and armored ve!ii:les and damaged 119 other lii/s.:. T;y.\t raised the two-day aerial toil on thi; fleeing Germans to 4..583 picce.^. of heavy eriuipmcnt. eiiouslt fo.- an entiie panzer army. The slau;ihiLr surpassed the desti-uction in the (Continued cn Page 6, No. 5) Farm Loan Association Meets in Fort Scott j The board of directors of the National Farm l,o:i'.t a-^-o'ITn". nieL 'tuiit at Fort Seoil recently, ic was ;iucndi'd by OUie Sutherland and Albert Manning, who had been I e)"c'.-.'.i 10 ,>-f.rvf a-, I '.ireclors repre: senting Allen county. Mr. Suther- jland. who had been elected as president of the board. sa.vs he .is very I much pleated with the progress being made to help farme:-s obtain farm loans. , The a.ssociation serves farmers of Lt. Rowland D. Klink has been ' Allen. Bourbon. Crawford and Linn awarded the Air Medal with bronze counties and is the result of a plan oak leaf cluster for "sustained aerial j presented by the Federal Land Bank Lt. Rowland D. Klink Awarded Air Medal operations against the enemy," according to a letter received by his wife who lives at 702 E. Madison. He Ls the son of -Mrs. Mae Klink. lola. of. Wichita to .strengthen national farm loan associations. Farmers of Allen county had invested $4 ,080 in stock of The Allen County National Farm Loan association before it be- Born and educated in Tola, Lt. j came so impaired that it could no Klink was employed by the Ram- ' longer meet its obligations to pay say Brothers Dry Goods store prior retiring stockholders for retired to his enlistment in the air corps stock. The stock of all associations on January 30, 1943. He has been is now being retired at par when a overseas since last August. i loan is retired, and even In the Part of the Punch the Navy Packs case A member of the 9th Air Corps ' of loans previously retired, stock in the European theater he Ls co- , claims are iiow being paid at par. pilot of a B -26 Marauder and has | The board of directors declared a engaged in manv sorties over Eu-' dividend of 4'j'; on all stock of the rope • I a.ssociation a.s ul December 31, 1944. This dividend will be paid March 1, 1945. Stockholders attending the annual meeting <ii .s'.ockholders to be held at Fort .Scotl March 1, will n-feivc their check;, at that time. They will also .sdcct directors to .serve for the coming year, S. H, Lynn, secrelury-treiwurer of the ns.soclatlon .say.s that the association maintain;; a field office In lola each Tue.sday to serve the farmers of Allen county. The U::S. Navy's powerful one-two punch, so greatly feared by the Nips, is symbolized in the photo above by the 16-mcn guns on a Missouri-class battleship and the huge aircraft carrier in background. Tliey're part of AtUni; William Halsey's hard-hitting 'lliird Fleet. Vote Wage Increase For City Employes A general increase in salaries and wages for municipal employees was voted this morning bv the city com- mLssion. This is the third raise given since the start of the war. The increase given thLs morning is S6.90 per month for those drawing monthly salaries and 3c per hour for men paid by the hour. 'The raise is given to all employees with the exception of the commissioners, whose stipend is established by law, and certain executives includ- ine the city attorney, city engineer, milk inspector, police judge, superintendent of utilities, sup>erin- tendent of parks, park supervisor and city treasurer. Three other employee^ salaries were recently increased are also excluded from this particular raise. The higher wases are justified, the commission believes, by the increase in the cost of livine and by the fact that .<:a!arias paid for .similar work in other communities are higher than has been paid in lola. The new wage scales become effective at once. TO lOI.A FOR BURIAL Mrs. Lsabella Coyle died last week at her home in Los Angeles, California. Her body is being sent here f^' burial nnd wPi lio in stnte home. Interment will be at the La- Harpe cenjetery that aftemooru

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