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THE lOLA REGISTER 1862 CHARLES F. SCOTT 1938 AKGELO SCOTT, Publisher. Entered at the lola, Kansas, Post Olfice as Second Class Matter. Telephone — '8 (Private Bn>nch Exchange Connecting All Departments.) SUBSCRIPTION RATES Outside Allen and Adjoining Counties One Year $6.00 Six Morths $3.00 Three Months _ fl.75 One Month _ , 75c In Allen and Adjoining Counties One Year _ ;_. $5.00 Six Months „ $2.50 Three Months _ „ ' ?1 .50 One Month '.. 65c In Kansas add 2% sales tax to above rates. MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS The Register carries the Associated Press report by special leased wire. The Asso- (uited Press is 'exclusively entitled to use for republication of ail news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper and also the local news published herein. .'Ml rights of republication of special dispatches herein are also reserved. Bible Tlwught for Tdday But thei wages of sin is death, and sinners must change their ways or pay the penalty: I have no plca.s- ure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live.—Ezekiel 33:11. DUBIOL'S HELP I am not surprised that local tobacco dLstributor.s and retailers are turning a cold shoulder to thr voluntary ci?arette rationing i)Ian of the National A.ssociation of Tobacco Distributor.-. I don't see how it could work. • Suppose for instance, that John Doe smokes 20 cigarettes a day. His wife smokes five a day. Her father, who lives with them, is an ub.stemious old gentleman with a touch of asthma who limiLs himself to one cigarette after dinner. They don't confide their smoking habits to the corner dealer. But he can identify them as fairly regular customers who are entitled ta ration cards. So they get them. Of cour.se Mrs. Doe's father mi ^ht abstain from applying for a card. But the Does arc siibje'^l, to prevailing human fears and frailties. As long as we can get 'em we might as well take 'em, they figure. So the Doe family's daily ration becomes 45. under the NATD 15-a-day jilan. as again.st their daily consumption of 26 cigarettes. Or take the ca.se of the Roe family, who are transferred to another city. They take their old i-atiun cards to the drug ."^torc nearest their new home. They explain to the merchant tliat Uiey 'rc from oui of town. He Ic -oks at their cards, whicli boar a retailer's name but no address. He doesn't know the Rocs, and tcILs them so. Be.sides, he ex- ))lains. he only has enou.gh cigarettes to .supply his regular card holders. The Roes go to another store. Same routine, same answer. And so on. And what about the traveling man who may be in a new town every day fcjr two or three months? Where tines he come in? * m 9 The tendency of the card plan would be to freeze distribution to n favored few. Those who were well enough established in one spot and nood enough customers of .some single store would get cards and a regular-allotment since stores v,-ould inevitably tend to put out as many cards as would use up their entire weekly -supply. There would simply be nothing left for the out.sider —except a corncob pipe. "The present system is far from perfect, but it is a long way from haphazard or unregulated. The manufacturers ration cigarettes to the jobbers on the basis of a percentage-of previoiLs purchases. The wholesaler and retailer are rationed on a similar ba.sLs so that the .shortage Is .being spread evenly and equitably clear down to the hundreds of thousands of retailers who are scattered throughout the land. And even the retailers aren't doing such a bad job of rationing their customers. They know who the smoker.s are. and through one device and another they are managing to kee]) all ,of them reasonably supplied with their fair share of the cigarettes that are available. My gue.ss is that ration cards would complicate the problem far more ttian they would correct it. F.4NTASTIC PROPOSAL In the Kansas legislature, perhaps the most ill-advised bill thus far introduced was the one by Representative Fisher of Miami county propoj^ing a $l-a-day bonus for Kansas soldiers covering their entire period ot .service in the present war. • Mr. Fisher offered no figures whatever to indicate how many i)pi-» sous niiuht lie involved and of course he couldn't gue.ss how long the war will last and how maiiy da.vs will be involved. The bill contains no plan for raising the money. Just tO; give you an idea of what such a plan MIGHT cost: Figures from other sources reveal that there are now about 185,000 Kansans ' in the service. Their average length of ser\'ice right now is twp years. If the war ended tomorrow, the cost of the Fisher proposal would be more than 130 million dollars. If it lasts another year, which is certainly a conservative guess, the cost would be approximately 200 million dollars. This compares with 32 million dollars which was the cost of the soldiers bonus following the first world war. And the state still owes about 10 million of that 32 million dollars! Kansas may be coimted on to treat its soldiers right and do anything for them which is reasonable, proper, and needed. But fantastic proposals like this only raise false hopes among service families, hopes which cannot possibly be fulfilled. BANKRUPT Perhaps the • most significant piece of war news in the dispatches today is the report of considerable ma.sses of German troops apparently being transferred from the western to the eastern front. Heaven knows the troops can't be spared from the western front; the Germans have been falling back iliere every day for three weeks and a new and heavier Allied offensive Is assuredly in the offing. But they can be spared still less from the eastern front! There the Russians are roaring toward Berlin at .such a frightening pace that something—anything—must be done 10 hall them. Thas we have the picture of German desperation and what must eve;itually be German despair and disaster. Ti-oops will be feverishly ni.shed from one point to another as the Allied tide breaks through at one point aftei' another—but it won't do any good. Like the man in debt who borrows from one csed- ilor to pay another, no advantage is gained except temporary respite. Eventual bankruptcy Is certain. Neosho Falls News Items FARM BUREAU CALENDAR Januarj- 24th. E. A. Cleavinger, ' Extension Agronomist, to hold meetings in Elsinore. 2:30 p. m.; lola, Voc. Ag. building. 8;30 p. ni. Curly le unit niet-l.s wit it Mrs. C;a!-a HowlaiKi. January iMi. Co-op Creamery annual meeting. Erie. Geneva unit meets with Mrs. Ted Cu!tis for an all day meeting. Covered dish luncheon. Horville 4-H club meets. January "iGlh. Brown Swiss Breeders' meeting, 1:30 p. m., Kellcy hotel. Tola. J. W. Linn and R. W. .Stumbo. Brown Swiss fielrimnn will conduct the meeting. County Line unit meets with Mi-s. W. C. Berry, covered dish luncheon. Farm Bureau executive board meeting, 8:30 p. m. January 29th.' R. L. Stover, extension dairyman in county. Humboldt. 2:30 p. m.: Tv)lu Vocatijiial Ag Bldg.. 8:30 p. m. Eairlawii The Fairlawn unit met at the h.ome of Mrs, Will Ensminger. Wednesday. January 17, Miss Dickinson was present, and presented the "Outlook le.sson" for 1945. AH.were very sorry to learn she will not be with as anymore, as she is leaving Allen county. Mrs, D. Henderson conducted the basine.ss meeting. The project leaders for the new year were selected. Mrs, Everett Baker Jiad an interesting game for our recreation period, which all enjoyed. Members present were: Mesdames Russell Morrison. Everette Baker, Roy Love. D. Henderson. Russell Houk. DeMeritt and little daughter, Chas, Phillips. O, G, Smith. Will Ensminger. and one guest. Miss Annabelle Dickinson, The hostess served dainty refreshments. The meeting adjourned to meet with Mrs, O. G, Smith in February, South Logan "The Outlook for 1945" was presented by Miss Annabelle Dickin.son, Home Demonstration Agent of Allen county, when the South Logan imit met with Mrs. Iva Nourse, Wednesday, January 17, Mrs. Martin Henrichs. president, named ii^r committees for the year and presented eight awards of merit to those who had completed the requirements in the Farm Home Safety program, A farewell party was given during the recreation period for Miss Dickinson, who has accepted a similar position in Bush county. She received several love-^ ly sifts, Delicious refreshments were served Miss Dickinson. Mrs. Ennie Dr. Wayne E. Prantx OPTOMETRIST Kenneth AbeH, OpUeimB 108 E. Madison lola, Kanaae Fbonc 176 V.J. EVANS TYPEWRITER EXCHANGE TYPEWEITEBS TOi KENT AU Makes of Typewriten BepaJred ADDING MACHINEB CASH REGISTERS SCAUSS An Woric GnarantMd Can (or Free EsUmato 106 E. Jaekson Fbone 1398 UrmWOM HEgaSTEIR, WEDNESto E^nimC|..?j^ '-'W' lOLA, EA^Al "Wanta-^re a Guide, Misteri?" THIS CURIOUS WORLD J A HORSE THAT RAN AS A THREE-rEA(?-OLD IN THE KENTUCkV DERSV OF I90e, DIEP "JUSr ON£MONTH AGO'i DECEMBER, 1944, IN CO^JNICILBLUFPS, IOWA. OWNEP BYJUOSE JOHN TINLEY^ VJ C0PB.1945 BV NEA SERVICE. INI T; M . REa U, S, PAT. OFF. ,1 '"you ROUND our A MEAL TO A\AKE A SQUARE 0>^%" Sai /S MARTHA E. FRANCIS, San Fr^nizis'zo, Ca /zybm /a. HAVE POUR TOES, BUT SO-V^E.HAVE TH/ZBe, AND OSTRICHES HAVE ONLY TWC NEXT: Buried treasure in tlte United States. Ear Starkey, Mrs, Henry Baeten, jMrs, Frank Sievers. Miss Beriiiece Sievers, Mrs, Martin Henriclis, and Mrs, P. E. Weldon,—Cecilia Weldon. reporter. Biff Creek The Big Creek 4-H club held its meeting January 10 at the Odense school. The meeting was opened by repeating the 4-H club pledge after which the Plowing Song was sung. Tlie roll call. "What Project You Selected" was answered by 12 members, two leaders and two visitors. The secretary's report was read and approved, Gordon Helberg sang two songs. The group .=,Tng several songs. The. meeting then adjourned after whith James Olson led the club members in some games.—Leon Larson, reporter. gift from the Gas City 4-H' club and Gas City unit. Lovely refreshments Wf ;re served by Mrs. Nogle and Mrs, Adams, A my.stery play, guessiilc contest was in charge of Mrs, Fra^er, as recreation. Miss Dickinson': won the present. Next meeting ^ill be an all day pot luck dinner in- the home of Mi-s. B, F, Eraser.—Mrs. B, F. Fraser, reporter. Gas City Unit Gas City Home Demonstration Unit met at 2 p. m. Friday, January 19, with Mrs. Prank Nogle. The president, Mrs. Art Kinman, presided. The creed was repeated in unison. Roll call was answered with "My New Year's Re.solutions," The le.s.son in Outlook for 1945 was given by MLss Dickinson, This was Miss Dickin-ion's last meeting with us, Mrs, Nogle presented her Geneva Bailder .s The Geneva Builders 4-H club met at thi? Geneva school January 18, The meeting was called to order by the president, Helen Liebold, Roll call was answered by each of the membrrs repeated by the pledge, A Valentii^ie party was planned for our next meeting. The recreation leader. Roberta Curtis had charge of several:'games. Diana Webb won a prize \n one of the games.. The song leader. Billy Webb, led "America" and ''Swing Low Sweet dhar- iot," There were eight members and one Reader, l,eslie Mentzer, present. Visitors present were Jack Tackett, Minnie Cleaver, Glen Cloud. G«Jorge S. ' Sherwood, and Ted Curtis and Evelyn Williamson. —Diana Webb, reporter. Peter the Great of Russia could not read nor write until he had been a 'czar fivey^ars. THOS. H. BCVVX-US, President L. V. BOWLUS, Cashier. G. Ri BOWLUS, Vlce-Prea. GEO. H. MACK, Assistant Cashier. Allen County State Bank lOLA, KANSAS CAPITAL ..$30,000.00 SURPLUS .$100,000.00 DEPOSITS OVER ONE MILLION DOLLARS Deposits insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Washingrton, D. C. Maximum Insurance for each depositor $5,000.00. The lola State Bank CHECKING ACCOUNTS SAVINGS ACCOUNTS CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT LOANS SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES TRAVELERS CHEQUES MEMBER FEDEIIaL DEPOSIT INSURANCip CORP.* «•••••••••••••• ! i25YEARSAG0 % •> items From The ReeiSter •;• January 24, 1920. <• Influenza and pnetrnionia continued to spread today. In Chicago 2.551 fcases were reported during the last 24 hours. There are approximately 400 cases in Kansas. Washington :-^A bill carrying an approJDriatlon of 500 thousand dollars tp be used .by public health service in combatting influenza was adopted today by the Senate. Topeka:—Telegrams from health authorities received this morning by the State Health Department told of 97' new cases in Kansas, bringing the total to 700. Miss Theta Brewer returned this morning from ^ Wichita where she has ifeen visiting the last week. I Mr, Carl Price entertained informally Saturday evening at seven o'clock dinner. The evening was spent with music and dancing. Those present . were Misses Edna Joyce, Mary Redmond, Esther Redmond.^ Messrs. Fred Sauer, Carol Hoyt, .Jeff Price and Carl Price. A leap year party was given at the A6me of Mris, Lucy Keith, Sat- urcW evening in honor of the birthday of her youngest daughter, Grace; The evening- was spent p]ea.sa'ntly w{th cards and music. .'\t a ilate hour refreshments were served" to the following: Misses Cleta and Wilma McGee. Flossie Gnvncir. Letha Jackson, Helen "Venzel, Edith Taylor, Grace Keith, WAY OUR PEOPLE Copyrijhr, f, P. Dirtton Co. 1944; -LIVED- Distributed by NEA Service^ Inc. Pour Young Men in the Gold Rush I movement of gold-seeking adventiffers toward the newly found Califpmia gold fields in 1849 and in the'early 50s is quite correctly described as a "rush" rather than a migration. Whenever people migrate to a new coimtry—or to an old coimtry which is alien to them—they go as settlers and usually after long preparation. They are 'accompanied by their wives and children, for they are looking for a new home, where they expect to remain. There was nothing like that in the famous gold rush, "which was dominated by a hysterical recklessness. Men by the thousands left their homes in the eastern states and rushed pell-mell toward the setting sun. This movement, whicri has no parallel in American history, was inspired by the accidental discovery of golti in the Saci-amento Valley in January, 1848. Capt. John A. Suiter, a prosaic-looking German-Swiss, owned a large tract of land in that region. The population of California was small, and tliere were gi-eat areas of forest, desert, . and mountain ranges that were uninhabited. Parts of the territory had never been explored. That is probably the reason why gold liad liot been found much earlier Captain Sutter employed James W. Marshal), a mill builder, to put up a sawmill on Sutter's Creeki In the course of this job Marshall found some nuggets of gold in the bed of the shallow stream. He ,was not sure that the little yellow pebbles were really gold, but he thought they wore, so he took them to his employer. Sutter and Marshall messed over the nuggets—treating them with acids—for a'week or so, and then Sutter sent them to San Francisco for further -analysis. The chemist's report that the nuggets were pure gold leaked out within a few days iUnd there was a stampede oi men of all classes and conditions toward the Sacramento Valley. For^ a few months this frenzy was limited to the inhabitants of California, for there was no railroad or telegraph line across the continent, and it took many w^eks to send letters on their long journey around the Horn, or across the Isthmus of Panama. The news reaehec^, the east in the early summer of 1848. It came vi'ith prodigious tales of wealth suddenly acquired, of hills lieavy with gold, of the surface of the 'ground covered by the precious rnetal. Most of these .••lories wei"e' fanciful lies, but there was a stratum of truth in some of them. Gold was to be lound, indeed, but hard, backbreaking work was necessary, and Dorothy Pearl Keith, Lillian McHugh; Messrs. Ray Shouse, Guy LaSalle, Wather LaSalle, Herman Gaynor, Hermon Horn, Milbourn Fuller, Harvej^ Keith, Clear Shewell of Neosho. Falls, Ray Slockwell of Pratt, Mrs. Frank Shultz of Geneva and Mr. and Mrs. Otto Krannich.. PUBLIC SALE Having decided to quit farming, I will sell to highest bidder all my iral arid personal property at my farm, located 9 milfes north and 3 miles vest of lola: .brS miles west and 1 mile south of Colony; or 9 miles east a .K' 2 miles south of LeRoy. on— MONDAY, January 29th Commencing promptly at 1 o'clock p, m. : MY WELL-IMPROVED 80-ACRE FARM , Gobd 5-r«om hou.se with .screened-in porch:',2 barns: plenty of hay ro om: 4 •granaries: milk cow barn for 8 cows, (Htimane stanchions); cattle shed oh each side with mangers and cement flporsV barns have plank floor.';, po need for outside feeding; smoke house;'coal house; garage; good \v\\ house, floored: best of fences and gates: good cistern with pump and i. Ilk in hou.se: stock well at barn and pond in pasture; lots of nice shade: ti;ht chicken yard: 3 plots of 1. 2 and 4-acres—hog tight; 20 acres in cultivation; only farmed two years since having been- broken of alfalfa: )i.od soil, no ditches and no gravel: 15 acres rneadow; 45 acres pasture, -veil set to '.espodcza. Taxes $33.52.. All buildings painted and in' good repair. Possession on or before March I, 1945. On milk and mail rcJute; telephone; gravel to highway. I solicit your inspection of this farm. TERMS ON FARM—Certified check of $500,00 to, be paid day of sale, Balancp cash when title is approved. ; 14 HEAD OF .MILK COWS—Two Hoistein cows, 4 years old, milking, freshen in Feb.: 1 Holsteln cow, 4 .vears' old. milking', freshen in summer: 1'brindle cow, 6 years old, just fresh, 3';; gal,; 1 roan cow, broken mouth,'just fresh, 4'i gal.; 1 roan cow. 6 years old, milking, fresh in May; l-roan cow, 6 years old, milking, fre.sh in March; 1 brown cow, 6 years ojd, some nillk, freshen Mar.; 1 Jersey cow, 3 years old, milking, freshen in Feb,: 1 Jersey cow, 6 years qld, dry, freshen in Feb.; 1 Swiss-Jersey cow, 5 years old, fresh by day o fsale, 5-§al. cow; 1 Guernsey COW; 4 years ol^, some milk, fresh in Feb.; 1 Guernsey cow, 3 years old, milking, freih in: spring; 1 mottle face co*r, 3 years old, milking, fresh in May; A clean health bill on entire herd. The last test on herd from Pet Milk, wa^ 5. AU in good strong condition. FARM IMPLEMENTS, ETC.—1 4-shovel cultivator: 1 good 2-wheel stock trailer, good 16-in, tires; 1 new 2'-i horse Ciishman engine; 1 pump jack; 1 cattle feed bunk; 9- barrel stock tapk; hay fork and rope; several tons Henryetta coal: 2 gas barreJs and faucets; 1 vise and anvil combined: 1 roof ladder: numerous smali tool?; a few hedge posts and cross i;ies. MULES rr- One team of heavy mules, smooth mouth, gentle and good workers; set heavy harness, good leather collars. HAY AJJD FEED—A few sacks cottonseed'meal; 15 tons, tmore or less) baled: hay, CHICKENS -T -About 3 dozen English strain .Leghorn hens: hen and 4 chlckens./S weeks old; 2 roosters. HOUSEHOLD GOODS — Stand table, vanity dresser, new carpet sweeper; % bed and springs, 9x12 rug, 2-. Cojeman lamps, Rao lamp, 2 oil lamps, 2 lanterns, 2 tables, 1 hand-PQwer washing machine, 4 two^galion milk cans, 2 milk buckets, strainer and pads, hall tree, coal oil heating stove, 2 kitchen chairs, 3 ladies; fur coats, good 8- day clock, feather bed, rain suit and hat, good aS neV, and many other article stoo numerous to mention. TERMS CASH—If credit is desired see your^locsl banker before attending sale. No'property to be removed until settled for. Not responsible for any accidents that may occur during sale/ j.M .BAn .Er OOL. W J. RILEY, Anct. Farmera Stote Bonii of Aliceville, Clerk. (The BciimOiV.-n Archive) California's "Forty-niners" on the way to new diggings. even tlien the fiiKiiim of :i inituiu- in the ground wa .s in:nnly a ma;ter of pure luck. '1"»HE mo\-ement nin was under v.ay in \?A". nut it did not a.ssumc ,L;r(.-at JMUI'O; - j tion.s until the spring of tli-^ iic\; : year. By the midsummer ot liiUi it had become a stampede, | Farmers left tlic-ii- liclcis imtiUoii i and went otT v,-itli ovAy ;i few rlnl_ j lars in tlieir pocket,'^,. What did i' ' matter if they rcafhed Ciilii 'cu in:-. ! witliout a cent? Gold could b;- ' picked up from the prDia-.d. Wuil.- ivien quit their job,s withnui :!r,t'ee and began to tramp •.w\'^^< liio continent on foot, hopin.y lo join some wagon train in Mis.-ouri or ; Kansas. Small slorcl.:cc !Ki .-•—ni't i a few. but many—ach,-crti.^"d tiiai ' they were selling tlu-ir .^i -on.^- a' cost because tlioy •,VLn 'o i^iivinu, ; for the land of gold, in (-..eiy \ town and v'illago one mi.rriit \y\\\ gold-seckers' manual.'^, ,L;iiidc< and ; maps of the fabulou.-: I 'c.eion. Bu', the psychological imijulse ; behind the gold rusli wa.-; deciie;- i and more urgent than the dc-^ire j tci gain wealth. For a vast num-; ber of men it was a fli.eht from i reality: an escape for tl!o.<-c \v!io i were tii'od of the monolony oi' : existence, of thoii- peti.y .---hiii).-, ;'.nd \ trades, of their wnes and faniiiie~. -.Aw. .TaivC, you know we're all :4 (iinji. Ml wliat's tlie u,se of asking us aeainV" This came from Andy iCoicldii, who seemed annoyed by toward C'alil'or- [ Bird .-iall".-; question. "We ought to i;e on our way in a week, or we'll iia\o a late rtart. It would've lAon better if we'd left here a :n (.;ilh a .L ;o. Here it is the middle ('!' .\iirii, and iliey all say it takes ir.ur ninnlh.--; to get out there—" •'Takes lon.ucr'n that from hero," .•^aif! llie younsesl member of the 1':;) l.v. wliose name was Tom "liuikcif, ••.Aiiyway. that's what :! .'^ay,^ ii; tlie guide book 1 bought, !l .-av.s tiicre that it takes four iiiontl'!.'; from Independence, Mo,, or from St. Joseph, and we're not ai citlier one ot those places, but •isht iierc in our home town of .\Iemplii?, Tenn,—so it'll be 'bout LABORERS WANTED Urgently Needed Now TO HELP BUILD NAVAL ORDNANCE PLANT AT CAMDEN, ARKANSAS - BY WINSTON, HAGLIN, MISSOURI VAUJ^S AND SOLLITT (Prime Contractors) GOOD PAY FR^ TRANSPORTATION TO THE JOB Time and half for overtime. Food and lodging available on the job for workers at $1.00 per day. Excellent working conditions . . . Help build this plant so vitally needed by our fighting forces. Hiring on the Spot and Free Transportation Furnished at Every UNITED STATES EMPLOYMENT SERVICE OFFICE IN KANSAS If yon are now engaged in an essential activity at your highest skill, do not apply. .-Vlen under 21 must have minor's release form signed by parents which can be obUihed at Employment Office. a w cei-; I'.'n.ecr, starting from here." '•Vc<. yes,' jBirdsall said peev- islily, "l Icnow all that. The rea- •cn I :-..'-kcct if any of you. want to (iroi) i.iiit is that we'll have to buy .Jiir tilings right away and get go- li's nov,' or never." The fourth man present in the bad; I'oom of the grog shop where they were seated was Matthev.' Gurtlon. bi-otb.er of Andrew. H« .li.^ed iiis arms toward the ceilin;; tn a, tired .qesture, yawned noisily \.v.A : aid, "IVly God! Stop talking Liud do something. Come on and !efs lay in some supplies. As it is "TF nn.vbody v.-anfs to tirop nut j \\e can 't lca\'e under a week from iiow's tlie time tt> do il." said | r.(>\v,' He rose from his chair anil Jacob Birdsall. looidn.i,' at tlic ; .-Irode toward the door with the three young men sittin/,' .-nound otliers following him. The Cali- the table, "As ior \\\(.' ;» (..n- •..]nia .yold "ush had gained four tinned, "I'm ,i;oin.t;, even if I \ new .-ecruits. have to go alone."- i (To Be Continued)

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