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PAGE SEE THE lOLA REGISTER. TUESDAY EyENING, JANUARY 28, 1945. lOLA, KANSAS - In the WORLD \ of SPORTS . New York, Jan. 23. (AP)—According to Dan Ferris, the reason why Artae Andersson refused to accompany OuQder Haegg to the United States this winter is that Ame wanted to establish himself as a great outdoor runner before he tried the board tracks . . . Dan agrees that even a 4:01.6 mile isn't enough to convince American fans if they see a guy take a few beatings indoors ... Pie Traynor, former Pirates' manager, has signed up as sports director of a Pittsburgh radio station. Besides - broadcasting six days a week, Pie will conduct a baseball school . . . James Cooper and Merle Gibson, winners of trophies as the outstanding football players at Texas Christian last season,, both hold medical discharges from the armed forces. Fumbled, As Usual Capt. Nerval Locke. Oklahoma 's 1939 football captain, wrote this description of Von Rundstedt's recent drive into Belgium: "We are ahead 60-O. There are two minutes of time left to play and damned if they don't break away for a 70- yar.d run before being pulled down from behind. They were, plenty tBicky, but when the game is over the score will be the same." Chicago, Jan. 23. (AP)—Baseball's major league officials at their Feb. 3 meeting in, New York will not name a new commissioner to succeed the late K. M. Landis. in the opinion of President Will Harridge of the American league. Harridge said the officials nrob- ably will discuss the duties of the office but he didn't believe any candidate-s for the post would be considered at the meetine. He expressed belief the officials do not "want to rush Into an election without taking sufflrient time to discuss nossible candidates. From the sentiment of our fAmerlcan league) members. I rioubt that there will be an election." St. Louis. Jan. 23. (AP)—Induction of Stan Muslal into navy made the first dent in the startino; Une- uo of the world chamoion St. Louis CnrriinaLs in a full year. The last reeiilar to leave the club, outside of pitchers, was Lou Klein, fre.shman second baseman who 'oinw the coast guard last winter... His loss followed the ln(!tae- tion of pitchers Howard Krlst. Murrv Dickson and outfielder Harry Walker. Rpiither HolHg Hierhest 3-Game Bowling Score John Reuther produced a scrao book today to explode The Register's statement of last week that "What is believed to be the highest 30- frnme score ever made in league competition" was tlie 700 bowled by Jake Blllbe Thursday. In 1938, according to a clippinR from The Register, Reuther Ijowled ?54-289-211 for a total of 754, and it was in a regular league game. That was Reuther's "hot" year; his league average for the season was 202. But the year before, according to another clipping, he also bowled a 3-game total of 754, the individual games being 265-264-224. ThU game, however, was not in league competition. Oranjre Bowl Trophy To Tulsa Tonight Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 23. (AP)—The University of Tulsa football team will receive the Orange Bowl trophy tonight at a public party in Convention Hall to be attended by an estimated 3,000 fans. Van C. Kussrow, president of the Orange Bowl committee, will present the award to the team for its victory over Georgia Tech in this year's Miami cla.sslc. A full-length movie of the game will be shown with TuLsa's coach, Henry Prnka describing the play. To Establish Museum To Sandlot Baseball Wichita, Kas.. Jan. 23. (AP)—A public museum dedicated to American sandlot baseball will be established here. President Ray Dumont of the National Baseball Congress announced today. The shrine, patterned after pro- fe.ssional baseball's hall of fame at (^ooperstown, N. Y.. will be erected near Lawrence stadium, site, of the annual national semi-pro tournament.: Pictures of sandlot baseball clubs and bid clippings and equipment will be solicited on a nation-wide basis, Dumont said. Vice Crusader Killed In Minneapolis, Minn. Miiuieapolis. Jan. 23. (AP)—Arthur Kasherman. 43,. vice crusader and publisher of the intermittently issued "PubUc Press," an "Expose" tabloid, was shot to death, apparently by someone he recognized, from a passing automobile shortly before midnight last night. '.Police Chief Elmer Hilhier who immediately took charge of the investigation^ said thai thus far police tije without clues to the identity of |{^sherman's assailant. Moscow Celebrates Victories Noisily j jLondon, Jan. 23. (AP)—Moscow blobably was the noisiest capital in tne world last night as it celebrated ^s^h military victories with 100 etfivm from 224 guns. •Bands played the Soviet and Polish national, anthems, Moscow 4j |patches said, while thousands in the Btwets chanted "Berlin, Berlin, on to BeiUn." On the Alleys Commercial League Standings. W. L. Pet. Schlltz Beer 34 20 .630 Elks Club 32 22 .593 American Service 31 23 ,574 Hart's Lunch 30 24 .556 Copening Jewelers , 27 27 .500 Whitehead Cabins 24 30 .444 Highland Nursery 19 35 .352 Coca-Cola 19 35 352 Individual high 10. Upton, 245. Individual high 30, Lenskl, 662. Team high 10, Schlltz, 975. Team high 30, Schlltz, 2824. Games Tonight. 7:00—lola Planing Mill vs. East- em Kansas Gas; Lehigh vs. Harrison Bootery. 9:00—Humboldt vs. Scarboroughs; Leitzbach Furn. vs. Rummies. , Open bowling on 5 and 6. Elks Club. Gaede 177 202 142 Hoyt 142 183 133 Kinser 175 162 188 D. Tobey 167 155 138 Cason .'. 174 167 168 Sub total 835 869 769 Handicap 7 7 7 Total 842 876 776 Highland Nursery. Fox 148 157 179 Herr 153 169 207 Dcolittle 146 17! 170 Duggan 196 162 208 Billbe . 179 173 185 Total .822 834 949 Coca-Cola. Milne 171 166 136 Morrow 122 143 145 McClanahan 119 126 197 Stuteville 103 107 153 Patterson .. 154 154 158 Sub total 669 696 789 Handicap 100 IPO 100 Total 769 79C 889 Hart's Lunch. Oswald 176 125 143 D. L. Hart Ill 113 171 Jenner 108 129 218 Average 148 148 148 Average 176 176 176 Total 809 691 856 Whitehead Cabins. Peterson 215 201 188 Cochran 198 209 126 Average 131 131 131 Smith 134 162 133 Harding 168 170 169 Sub total 846 873 747 Handicap 50 50 50 Total 896 923 797 SchUti Beer. Lasatcr 130 177 205 Chlldre,s.s 171 125 152 McClay 241 147 199 Upton 176 183 185 Lenski 207 169 179 Total 975 801 922 American Service. Moore 173 130 179 Cranor 150 147 156 Reuther 158 161 159 Schu-ster 145 167 179 Fergu.son 151 117 141 Total 777 ^ 722 812 Copening- Jewelers. Copening 140 128 116 Pees 149 154 172 Crick 166 125 158 Chambers 172 158 149 Ayllng 190 151 202 Sub total 817 716 797 Handicap 54 54 54 Total 871 770 851 521 458 525 460 509 2473 21 2494 486 529 487 56€ 537 2605 473 410 442 363 466 2159 300 2459 444 395 545 444 523 2356 604 533 393 429 507 2466 150 2616 564 44S 587 544 555 2698 480 453 478 491 409 2311 384 475 449 479 543 2330 162 2492 Senate Sends Veterans' Affairs Bill to House Topeka, Jan. 23. (AP)—In sharp contrast to yesterday's wrangling, the senate today passed 36-0 a bill to establish a state department of veterans' affairs and sent it to the house. RIVAL, Idaho, Jan. 23. (AP)—State legislators—salary $5 a day—complain a nearby restaurant is dLsplay- inc tw) prominently this .sign: "Wanted: Dlsliwashcr—$5 per day and board." CENTURY PLANT Albuquerque, N. M., Jan. 23. (AP) It's 12345 today . . . just write the date in figures: 1/23/45. The sequence happens once more this century: December 3 this year. 'Lay Off, Wolves' Latest fad in lapel pins is worn by Mrs. Fay Doss, above, of Washington, D. C, whose sailor husband recently left for South Pacific service. Pin, intended to warn away would-be wolves, shows figure of sailor pointing to a heart inscribed "Taken.", Ike Williams Knocks Out Max Berger Philadelphia, Jan. 23. CAP)— Lightweight Ike Williams, his stock boosted by last night's Icnockout win over Maxie Berger, began concentrating today on bis March 2 rubber bout with Willie Joyce in Madison Square Garden. , Joyce, a wily boxer from Gary, Ind., beat the Trenton (N. J.) trip­ hammer last November ending a nm of 15 wins for Williams. On Jan. 8 Williams took a I2-round decision over Joyce. Also in the offing for Ike is a bout with Juan Zurita, NBA lightweight king, promised by Promoter Herman Taylor to the winner of the Jan. 8 fight. It has been tentatively set for early April here. Berger, former Canadian welterweight champ, suffered his first defeat in 15 bouts last nlgbt when his merry-go-roimd broke down in the fourth round of a scheduled 10- rounder at the Arena. • He eluded Williams' cross-fire of left hooks and right crosses for three rounds by ifersistent' back- pedaling, only to be felled by the first damaging blows- of the fight in the fourth. Williams' win was popular with the fans, who liked his efforts to force the fight by continually pursuing the heavier Berger. Ike tei- tered the ring at 133, nine and one-half pounds lighter than his opponent. The Jersey puncher's victory made it four in a row for him— and also served as a wedding present to the bride he married Sunday In Virgtala. Numbers (Continued From Page One) Falaise Gap earlier in the campaign. British Pound Ahead . The British Second Army to the north moved to within less than two miles of the Roer and the road junction of Hetasberg, capturing nine towns withhi 32 miles of Dusseldorf. Lt. Gen. George S. Patton's Third U. S. army closed swfitly against the ramparts of the Siegfried line opposite the Our river bounding Germany and Luxemijourg. In all 21 or more towns fell to the Americans, British and French—the latter moving up through deep snow into the CoUnar pocket south of Strasbourg. "Seventh Army Front Collapsed" The Seventh army front from Bitche to north of Strasbourg remained the one tender spot in the AlUed front, and supreme headquarters touched on it gingerly, when at all. (German broadcasts asserted that most of the Haguenau forest had been overrun and that the Seventh army front had "collapsed.") A First army staff officer cfstlmat- ed the Germans had suffered at least 150,000 casualties and lost from 800 to 900 tanks since their offensive started in mid-December. Prisoners alone passed the 50,000-mark today. Says Big League Baseball Will Carry On, Regardless Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Jan. 23. (AP)—Major league baseball will carry on this year, says Manager Joe CJronin of the Boston Red Sox "but even I will probably be in there playing regixlarly—and Leo Durocher, too." The 38-year-old diamond veteran said the review of 4-fs would undoubtedly mean further losses to all major league squads, but the new ruling that American Legion juniors can be signed by the majors and the minors should help. And then, of course, as for the 4-fs, "some of the players have milk legs or other handicaps which will make them hardly fit for any kind of service." The Red Sox manager admitted teams would be far below pre-war standards, but expressed the belief the public wouldn't mind. "What the public wants," he added, ''is a good hot battle." Shift Allied War Prisoners from Eastern Camps London, Jan. 23. (AP)—Stockholm dispatches reported today that the Germans had transferred 50,000 Allied war prisoners from camps in Poland and Silesia to central Germany because of the threat of the advancing Russian armies. Uncertainty continued, however, concerning the status oT prisoners in Stalag Luft 7 at Kreuzberg in Upper Silesia, which has been captured by the Russian."^. Whether any of the prisoners—who included American civilians and RAF personnel—were still there when the Russians arrived was unknown. U. S. Paratrooper Convicted of Murder London. Jan. 23. (AP)—A British jury today convicted an American parachute trooper, 22-year-old Private Karl Gustav Hulten of Cambridge, Mass., of the murder of George Heath, a London taxldriver. Hulten was sentenced to be banged under British law. Mrs. Elizabeth Jones, 18-year-old strip tease dancer and his blonde one-time girl friend, was adjudged guilty of the same crime. She will go to the gallows with Hulten. GOP Giv^s Brownell Free Hand to Run Party Indianapolis, Jan. 23. (AP)—Herbert Brownell Jr., had a free hand today to run the Republican party for the next couple of years Ju^ about any way he chooses. The G. O. P. national chairman, who laid his chips on the line at a one-day midwinter s«sion of the party's national committee here yesterday, emerged with almost unlimited authority over personnel, program and policy. Rbds Deeper Into East Prussia r Russians bite deeper into East Prussia v|ltb caijture of Tannenberg and Gumblnnen and slash 16 miles into Silesia with descent on Breslau, near Oder river, expected to be major defens4 line fpr Germans on the eastern front.—(NEA "Telephoto.j 'Next Big-Three Meeting May Be Largest Yet London, Jan. 23. (AP)—Prime MlnlsSer Churchill and Foreign Secretary;-Anthony Eden will take with them to the "Big Three" conference the largest staff of political, economic and mllliary experts that ever has accompanied them to such a meeting, it was disclosed today. The; forthcoming conference—with American and Russian delegations expected to be at least as large as the British-is expected to be the largesf and perhaps the longest ever to be lield among the major powers. With Russian armies sweeping westward it was suggested that Stalin, who personally is directing the Sovietidrive and hourly receives reports from the front, would not want to get far from Moscow. The German radio said a meeting of the Allied chieftains was about to take place and that "German circles*^ had mentioned Moscow, Teheran .and London in tills connection." Whenever the "Big Three" get together the secret of the meeting place ^ssibly will not be disclosed until |he leaders and theh: staffs areorij their way home. However, should any startling de- velopnient occur in the war situation, Stalin, Churchill and President Jfeosevelt might deem it advisable t<^make a joint call to the German pimple to throw Hitler out. Number2 (Continued From Page One) in a foxhole," was his verdict. "Halt!" exclaimed a distinctly German voice as T/5 Tony P. Flenda, of ri5% Second Place, Brooklyn, started;to ask directions. Tony, who had parked liLs am- munlticui-loaded jeep only a few moments- before, realized he had crossed' the German border after getting lost on darkened roaris. 'KuHit hler!" called the Brooklyn soldier,: using the only German he knew. The JIazi guard approached and Tony stuck his prize souvenir, a captJired German pistol, into the sentry's; rti)s. But two other sentries had heard their comrade's challenge. They .started forward a.s Tony backed toward iais jeep, holding his prisoner before film. The other two Nazis opened fire and ^o^y felt the man in his grasp go limp; He dropped him and opened fire, gratiually worked his way to the jeep, jujnped in and dashed;to his own lines, with bullets zinging around his ears. "I waS scared,;' said Tony. "But them Krauts knocking off their own man—tljat tickles me." Prisoners told their First infantry division;; captors that before their breakthrough in Belgium last month they were told by one high German officer:; "If j^au are brave, industrious and re^urceful, you will ride in Americah vehicles and eat good American food. If, however, you are stupid Mid cowardly and latk initiative, ^u will walk cold and hungry all the way to the English channel." * The Naa big shot apparently got his wires crossed. Lots of Germans are ridlitg toward the English channel and eating American chow—but they arejjrisoners of war. A STATIE BY FTSELFt San Antonio, Tex.. Jan. 23. (AP) In a downtown hotel .there is a jar for each ^te for collection of dimes in the pantile paralysis ; drive. There is' also a 49th jar, labeled "Brooklyi^." This jar was added at the reque^ of servi<smen from there, one of| whom ^ked: "Dont you' know Brooklyniis a state in Itself?" HL'RRAi; San Francisco, Jan. 23. (AP)—One war shori|age that won't be missed by children: California growers Indicate they will plant^l^OO less acres in sphiach this year: tlian last year's harvest of 12,470 acres. ^eontlnned rr«m Faga One) 40tlj rolled toward the Philippines' capjtal city almost as fast as supply- laden trucks could travej. Gen. Douglas MacArthur lifted the veil, of secrecy today from his forces on JiUzon, identifying them as units with battle experience gleaned all the way up the Solomons from Guadalcanal U) Bougainville, on New Brit'aln an^ in the fight up New Guinea. It! is a veteran but refreshed hi- vaslbn machine. None of its elements had to undergo the rigors of the Leyte campaign of last October whifih opened the reinvasion of the Phillpphies, with the exception of the ^ Sixth Ranger battalion. Even those speciall.sts in hand-to-hand fighting, reconnaissance and demo- lltloh had confined themselves to securing tiny islands off Leyte gulf prior to the major landings. Rangers Scfore Islands Lt;. Col. Henry Mucci's Rangers, It now can be disclosed, duplicated that: feat by landing at night on Santiago island at the extreme nort;hwest ;tip of Lfnga^'en gulf prio^ to the big invasion. An esti- hiated 6,00Q Japanese fled south down the west coast of Luzon. Today's communique reported that a push down that coastline, along a road: which leads to Bataan penin- .suia, has reached Infanta on Dasol bay.: ' '• The west shore drive and the Manila; push, occurring on opposite sides of the Zambales mountains are the right flank sector assigned to Griswoldls 14th corps. Ori the left flank, Maj. Gen. Innis Swift's Firs^ army corps expanded the American position eastward. Maj. Geri. Edwin D. Patrick's Sixth'dlvisign, which first battled the Japanese last July on the northwest tip of Dutch New Guinea, and Maj. Gen. Charles L. Mullins' 25th (Trojilc Lightning) division, veterans since Gifadalcanal. beat off light Japaficsc counterattacks before advancing. Ships Support Troops On the extreme northeast, at Rosario, where "bitter fighting has been in progress for 10 days, American warships in lingayen gulf supported Etrig. Geji. Hanford MacNider's 15th'regimental combat team and Maj. Gen. Leonard F. Whig's 43rd division. Th^ warships' guns joined with land artillery In blasthig the enemy's rldgp positions barring the way to Bagiilo, where Japanese leadcii^ arc believed to have their headquarters. The sky-dmninating American air- force; for which the ground arm already has seized five ah^ields since Invasion day, swept all before It from the front line to the south end of Luzort. :• ALERT Sari Pedro. Calif, Jan. 23. (AP)— Mysterious, blinking lights in the darkened tower of a granary elevator at this harbor caught the eyes of a coast guard patrol crew, on the alert for saiboteun^'. A radio message to coast guard headquarters-brought a fleet of jeeps leaded with armed "MPs" and squadrons 6f FBI, local police and firemen. Firetnick searchlights were played on this building and the investigators found- Four boys .trying to trap pigeons while using flashlights. QUICK Boise, Idaho' Jan. 23. (AP)—Station KIDO news editor Ralph Herbert strode into the capitol, noted the seiiate was calling roll and left the chamber;to hang up his overcoat. When he returned a few minute* later, the senate had adjourned lor this day. • Ontario has added reUgious in- struttipn and" patriotic exercises to sclKxil. schedules. The Royal Academy of Arts was founded bi' King George in of England in 1?68. ENDS TONIGHT "HEAVENLY BODY" r-iAnd— ?*SWING IN THE SADDLE" WED. THBU SAT.— . "JOHNNY DOUGHBOY" "LAND OF THE OUTLAWS" Convoys Roll Again Along Road to Chim Myltkyina, Burma, Jan. 23. (AP)— The first convoy of trucks to carry war supplies to China in two and a half xears was ready to leave here today for Kimming over the new Lcdo road, declared officially open to military traffic. Lt. Gen. Daniel I. Sultan, commander sf the India-Burma theater, announced last night that the road ha^ been cleared of Japanese troops and was ready to handle convoys.; The fall of the Chinese border town of Wanting eliminated the last femaining obstacle to mlh- tary pastoge. Clearings of the last stretch of the new road was completed when Sultan's forces, pushing east from Namkam,' met elements of the Chinese Saiween expeditionary force advancing westward from Wanting in the vicinity of Mongyu. It Is there that the road from Ledo joins the old Biu-ma road. The junction represented the successful cdnclusion of a 14'.i months campaign to open a new ground link between India and China. Number 6 (Continued From Page One) ly for a stand at any point along the eastern front. The Second White Russian army of Marshal Konstantin K. Rokos- sovsl^,' thrusting from the south, and Gen; Ivan D. (3herniakovsky's Third White Russian army from the east were execi^ting a classic pincers movement on East Prussia, threatening one of the greatest military encirclements in history. Rokos- sovsky's troops were headed for Ebling, Baltic port, while Chernia- kovsky's forces overwhelmed Inster- berg, the; Junkers province's second city, and drove toward Konigsberg, its capital. On Other Fronts U. S. heavy bombers were over the Reich today, after night raids on synthetic^ oil plants by more than 500 RAF Lancasters and Halifaxes. In Italy, where German Field Marshal Albert Kesselring's forces were reported three divisions stronger at 28 divisions, patrols were active across the entire front in bitter cold, and sharp engagements took place, particularly in the mountain area southeast of Bologpa. EDAS forces in Greece were said to have evacuated Salonika and the area around it. In Athens, British headquarters said "ELAS supporters" fired random shots at pro- British demonstrators yesterday. Delay Consideration Of Wallace Nomination Washington, Jan. 23. (AP)—Senate committee consideration of Henry' A. Wallace's nomination as commerce secretary was delayed today by a lO-to-2 decision to take up first legislation that would strip him of lending authority. Immediately, Chairman Bailey (D., N. C), of the wmmerce committee announced that both Wallace and Jesse Jones, who was asked to teave office to make room for the former vice-president, would be invited to a public hearing on the legislation tomorrow afternoon in the huge inarble caucus room of the senate office building. Believe Subasic Will Ignore Peter's Request London, Jan. 23. (AP)—An authoritative source said today that Dr. Ivan Subasic, with British approval, would Ignore the request of King Peter of Yugoslavia that he resign as premier of the Yugoslav govemment-in-exile, and would proceed with Marshal Tito 'in the establishment of a federal democratic reglme'bi his country. Meanwhile, Peter, in an attempt to avoid appointment of a regency, has handed the taik of forming a new royal government to Milan Groll, Serbian antl-'nto leader and former foreign minister. . Lawn clippings arc used by Canadians to supplement war-scarce poultry foods. Why-Not Take Advantage of Afternoon Bowling ;lo Improve Your Game? Op6n Bowling Every Afternoon. Bowling Palace CLtFF LA8ATEB, Prop. Today's a Rare Day! 1-23-45 Only twice in a century can today's date be written by means of the above consecutive sequence of numbers— 1; 2, 3, 4, 5—today and again next Dec. 3 (12-3-45.) Next January 23, 2045, we'll run this story again! THE ROAD TO BERLIN (By tlie Anod»ted Press) 1—Eastern Front: 150 miles (Moscow radio). 2—Western Front: 310 miles (Unnlch-Julich-Duren area). 3—Italian Front: 544 miles (Reno river). Number 4 (Continued fVom Page One) —religion. Nobody who subscribed to any civilized faith could possibly participate in the crimes, he contemplated. So Hitler set about to destroy religion. He got hold of the little folk and deprived them of religious teaching. He handicapped the churches in every way he dared, and many clergymen were interned for preaching the gospel. The Nazi leader not only destroyed the belief of countless youngsters in the right, but he substituted a pagan code in which he himself actually played the role of a Messiah. That sounds fantastic, but it happened. The older generation for the most part refused to accept such teaching, though it allowed itself to be regimented In other ways. However, when I was in Germany in 1938, at the time of the Munich- conference, country newspapers instead of i>ub- lishing the customary death-notices, "Here died in the faith of his Lord Jesus Christ, Johnannes Schmidt," etc., made them read "Here died in the faith of Adolf Hitler." Hitler's own wicked creed involved belief in the supremacy of the German race and its destiny to enslave others. It preached extermination not only of the Jews but of any people—^the Poles, for example— who stood In the way of Nazidom, and we've seen the results, for Hitler has murdered indiscriminately where it served his purpose. It In- stUled the blood lust in youth. It staged a campaign to teach young girls that,it was their duty to have babies. In or out of wedlock, In order to breed soldiers for the Reich. Well, that's what we are up against —the sort of thing that impelled Nazi soldiers the other day to massacre half a hundred American boys who had surrendered. It's Armageddon, all right, and we shall have another on our hands in dealing with the l>arbarians of the Rising SUn. WORDS WITH MUSIC Lima, Ohio, Jan. 23. (AP)—A defendant, pleading guilty to assault and battery, told Judge J. B. Steiner the fight started as he attempted to persuade his apartment neighbor to cease "musical" habits. "All he could play on his trmnpet was the scales and all his wife could play on the piano was Three Blind Mice, and they did Incessantly." Judge Steiner suspended the fine and sentence and advised the defendant: "Get yourself a saxophone in self-defense." Numbers (Conlinued Vnra Page One) African, Sicilian, Italian and western front campaigns. Although the temperature frequently slips below zero, the Germans allow eafh American officer only two pounds of coal per week. Prisoners sleep upon hard board bunks over which are thrown brown sackcloths filled with coarse straw. Each captive has a pillow of the same material and was allowed two small, half-size, wafer-thin German army blankets. Red Cross Is Life Saver The American Red Cross succeeded in getting clothing supplies and blankets through to the prisoners and each week captives receive an American Red Cross food parcel. It is that that does the job of keeping the inmates alive and in fairly good physical condition. The Germans at Oflag 64 gave American prisoners while I was there, this, once daily: One slice of black, sour bread; a small flat plate of ersatz soup, usual- "jf ly made of spoiled caiTots, cow- 7 turnips and dehydrated weeds, and two small, soggy, watery, black- spotted potatoes. Prisoners have to do their own laundry, in cold water, and with soap supplied by the American Red Cross. They receive no aid whatever from the German Red Cross. Canteen a Farce The so-called oftlcers' canteen in Oflag 64 is a name only. The Germans supply nothing to sell except Hitler pictures, corn plaster, wooden combs, hair oil and foot powder once in a while. American army medical officers do all the ministering to war captives. Wherever there is a serious, the Germans, after much pressure, will send a patient outside the camp to a hospital. American doctor .s of Jewish extraction arc prohibited from ministering In any way to a prisoner of war. Mild, Clear Weather To Stay for a While Topeka, Jan. 23. (AP)—Mild, clear weather gave Kansas a break today in the drab mid-winter menu dished up all last week. Weatherman S. D. Flora said the pleasant conditions would continue at least through tomorrow and perhaps longer, for rkies were clear throughout the Middlewept today and there was no sign of any change. • • No moisture WM reported in or near Kansas and none was forecast. Coffeyville had 43 for the highest reported temperature yesterday and Garden City's 10 above was low last night. Readings today were expected to range from 40 to 50 in most of the state with the mercury dropping to the 20's tonight before rising again tomorrow to similar levels. Current Attractions at Fox lola Theaters lOLA ™" UPTOWN TOMGHT HUMPHREY BOGABT Diana Lynn * Gail RusscU —in— "OliR HEARTS WI';RK —hi— Diana Lynn * Gail RusscU —in— "OliR HEARTS WI';RK "TO IL^VE AND HAVE NOT" VOUNG AND GAY" —with— • Shown at 8:05 and 10;35) —with— —Plu-s— LAUREN BECALL "SHADOWS IN THE NIGHT' (Shows at 7:15 and 9:15) (Shown at "7:00 and 9:30) UPTOWN starts Tomorrow GINGER ROGERS end RAY MIILAND I PariBigiit PIclHn vitk Rita iohflson • Robert Benchley Diana Lynn WtitMn by Oieitn Bracktn and Billy m\dw (Shown at 7:10 and 10:15) • PLUS • ALLAN LANE * LINDA STIRLING in "SHERIFF OF SUNDOWN" (Shown at 9:00 Only) t

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