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PAGE SIX + + + the WAR TODAY + + + BY DETwrrr MACKENZIE Unless the German high command is able to carry out Its determination to make a stand against the Russians along the Oder river, just Inside the eastern frontier of the Reich, the life of the European wor will run out like the sand from a broken hour-glanv. There's nothing, of course, which can save the Hitlerites from final disaster. That's certain. However, despite the terrific weight of the Red assault, they may be able to dodge fate a bit longer by holding on the Oder and may force the fighting to the summer. The Nazi high command is reported to have met last Saturday and decided to defend the Oder line with all possible strength. There's no doubt this represents the real purpose of the enemy, and we must expect him to adhere to it to the limits of his ability. Whether the, Germans can make a stand on the Oder depends largely on two factors: (1) the condition in which their forces arrive In these frontier defenses from tjielr headlong retreat, and (2) the ability of the Russians to maintain the momentum; of the greatest offensive known to history. In considertng the first factor we must rememljer this: the indications are that the Germans, although retreating under pressure, are pulling back in accordanco with plans of long standing, as I pointed out in Monday's column. They have suffered some heavy losses in men and materiel but nothing catastrophic has been reported. It's possible that they may be able to man their frontier defenses with close to a millon and a half troops. The itusslans on their part are up atiainst big problems of logistics. Their communications across the winter plains of Poland already are becoming extended, and the task of moving, troops and supplies is increasing daily. Also the fierce pace which the Red armies are maintaining might compel a pause for a breather at the German frontier if there's heavy German opposition, although the stamina of the Russians and their ability to solve difficulties of communication have been amazing. New Allied Landing On Coast of Burma Southeast Asia Command Headquarters, Kandy, Ceylon, Jan. 24. (AP)—A new AUied landing has been made on Burma's west coast southeast of Akyab, the southeast Asia command aimounced today. "Northeast of Myebon peninsula we have made a new landing and established a bridgehead a mile in depth southwest of Kangaw," a communique said. "Strong enemy counterattacks during Monday night were beaten off." The British landed on Myebon peninsula earlier this month shortly after the occupation of Akyab. The new British landing northeast of Myebon peninsula, which may be aimed at cutting off the Japanese retreat from the Kala- dan valley area, was the latest development In the bottle for the Arakan coast. On the Alleys W. L. Pet. lola Planing Mill 34 20 .630 Harrison Bootery . 31 23 .574 Leitzbach' Purnlture....28 36 .438 Humboldt 27 27 .500 Rummies 25 29 .463 Eastern Kas. Gas . .„...25 29 .463 Scarborough Drug 23 31 .426 Lehigh 23 31 .426 Individual, high 10, Kinser 244; individual high 30, Upton 614. Team high 10, Harrison 967; team high 30, Harrison 2594. Number 1 (Continued From Page One) boon In action on. the western front. "E>espltn the huge scale of the Ot-rman movement, which must be considerably weakening the Reich's western defenses, there was no immediate signs of the enemy falter ing," said AP correspondent Roger D. Greene, who had been close to Field Marshal Montgomery's headquarters in the north. He added, however, that "momentous events" were In the offing. Push Pnrsait of Enemy The American First and Third armies pushed their pursuit of the withdrawing Germans from the Ardennes toward the original line from which Field Marshal Von Rundstedt started his drive almost six weeks aeo. Gen. Eisenhower's commimlque Usted 11 towns captured. The occupation of the last rim of the salient remaining in German hands proceeded along a 30-mile front. The utterly ruined village of St. Vith was firmly In hands of the 7th armored division. The German threat to northern Alsace remained real after a Seventh army withdrawal east and north of Haguenau, major base 15 miles noii;h of Strasbourg. Selective Service Tells Baseball Where It Stands Chicago, Jan. 24. (AP)—The ques-' tion of conditions under which baseball win enter a fourth wartime season 12 weeks hence may be bound up in a straight-from-the-shoulder report on plans of selective service to be presented major league moguls at New York on February 3. Ford Prick, National league president, has the report. He obtained it Monday during discussions with Lewis B.-Hershey, director of selective service, in Washington. Frlck sought to determine just how far-reaching a recent war department directive may be in regard to review of all professional athletes now classified 4-F, or with medical discharges, before they are rejected for military service. Prick has given no intimation of the contents of the report, but he said in New York: "I asked Gen. Hershey Just what information we desired and he responded frankly and honestly. He told us exactly what we could expect under the current rulings." To Encourage Boar Hunt After War in N. Carolina Franklin, N. C Jan. 24. (AP)— After the war youll probably be able to hunt European wild boar In the Santeelah wildlife management area of the Mantahala national forest. There are virtually no boar dogs In the area and the wild dogs are multiplying fast. So a postwar plan of Forest Supervisor E. A. Schilling is to popularize boar hunting. UNKNOWN Portland, Ore., Jan. 24. (AP)—Dr. and Mrs. Herbert S. Nichols have a new daughter-in-law, but they don't know her name or where she's from. A printed card, the first word their geologist son, John, had been able to send from an internment camp In the Philippines, bore this brief personal message at the foot: "I was married May 2 and we are living as comfortably as possible in * 7x12 foot cubicle," Games Tonight. 6:30 p. m.—Whitehead Cabins vs. Sifers; lola Planing Mill vs. Walton Foundry. 8:30 p. m.—Cyrus Motors vs. Arnolds; Pet Milk vs. Lehigh. Open Bowling on 5 and 6. lola Planing MIIL Crick 147 149 149 Ayllng 192 162 16S McClay 143 170 10 Cranor 159 155 168 Herr 195 166 158 Total 836 802 830 Eastern Kas. Gas. Dryden 157 142 162 Diver 166 15$ 143 Babcock 137 126 95 Benson 130 136 129 M\iers 133 147 191 Sub total 723 701 720 Handicap 78 78 78 Total 801 779 798 Lehigh. K. Lee 184 174 162 S. Lee 143 196 234 Bitting 127 141 131 Cochran 178 194 123 Alexander 149 163 236 Sub total 771 868 886 Handicap . . 35 35 35 Total £06 903 921 HarriHon Bootery. Shannon Harrison Kliiser . Newman Ferguson Total 725 74P 115 171 114 152 144 155 .141 140 182 157 136 152 160 149 135 738 Hamboldt. Upton 183 177 233 Bover 184 139 153 Updike 135 131 112 Mitchell 183 150 142 Barber 141 186 156 Total .....826 783 796 Scarboronch Drug. Nlemeyer 142 187 172 Allen 114 125 177 Anderson 131 153 156 Fisk 128 145 157 Leavltt 126 121 160 Sub total 641 731 822 Handicap 37 37 37 Total 678 768 859 Leitzbach Furniture. Brown 185 184 165 Finney 153 161 147 Kent 171 130 159 Wilhite 162 171 210 Williams 134 199 191 Total 805 845 864 Rnmmies. Canatsey 136 147 165 Ford 106 123 98 Warren 128 163 132 Average 152 152 1.52 Lenski 129 1R7 173 Sub total 651 772 720 Handicap 5 5 5 Total 656 777 725 445 519 503 482 519 2468 461 459 358 395 471 2144 234 2378 520 573 399 495 548 2525 105 2630 400 451 463 445 444 2203 593 476 378 475 483 2405 501 416 440 430 407 2194 111 2305 534 461 450 543 524 2514 448 327 423 45fi 48!) 2143 15 2158 Orother Wins Countv Checker Championship Joseph Grother, 318 South Buck- eve, won the Allen county checker championship last night In a final match with Elmer Goodner which was played at Doollttle's second hand store. At the end of six games Grother had won four, two were tied and Goodner withdrew without playing the remaining games In the scheduled series of ten. Mr. Grother has held the Kansas state championship three times, winning the honor In 1929, 1934 and 1937. Japan Says Relief Cargo Received By Prisoners 'By tha A««orl»te<I Preta) The Japanese Domel news agency announced today that the vessel Hoshl-Maru which left Moji, Japan, January 8, with a cargo of relief supplies for U. S. prisoners of war in occupied China, has "completed its mission." The broadcasrwas Intercepted by the Federal Communications Commission. Joplin Woman Killed In Bus Accident Ft. Scott, Kas., Jan. 24. (AP)—A Santa Fe Trallways bus, northbound to Kansas City, overturned In a ditch six miles south of Pleasanton at 3:45 yesterday afternoon, fatally injuring one passenger and severely injuring at least eight others. Mrs. Gladys Clark, Joplin, Mo., died at 8:40 last night in a Ft. Scott hospital. Canada has a population of 11,506.655 in an area of 3,466.556 square miles. THE^IOLA REGISTER, WEDNBSDAY EVENING. JANUARY 24,1$4S. "Letters Home Gives a New Slant on War It you are seeking a new slant on the war, a new approach to Christianity, a pleasant glimpse Into a happier era in America or a stirring story for your youngsters you will find it in recent arrivals at the lola Public Library. "Letters Home" reveals for the first time in book form the story of the enlisted man in the war as he tells it in his own words. It is not a salamagundle of isolated letters. The editor, Mlna Curtlss, has assembled groups of letters from individual soldiers which depict the transition of the writer from a civilian to a basic trainee and finally to a battle- seasoned fighting man. If you have a. member of your family overseas you will want to read it. "Artist in Iowa" is the story of Grant Wood as told by Darrell Garwood. Wood has been described as the artist of the American people. His originals are In the hands of art collectors and galleries but prints and reproductions are to be foimd in homes in every city and hamlet. The story of his life Is well worth reading. "In Quest of a Kingdom" is an interpretation of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Leslie D. Weatherhead, the author, writes: "There Is only one conclusion: either Jesus was wrong, or we are missing something." The book Is both heart warming and heart searching. It has a message for those who are regular church attendants and for those who seldom. If ever, hear a sermon. Among several attractive books for children is "Two Young Corsl- cans" by Anna Bird Stewart. It is the cinrent selection of the Junior Literary Guild. It deals with the story of Baptiste, who lived on Corsica, and who wanted a football, a horse to ride and to become n shepherd. Seeking these things filled Baptlste's life with adventure. A Crust of Bread Number 2 (Continued From Page One) during the first week of the offensive beginning January 12. German intelligence officers doubtless have known lor some time that the Russians were massing men and supplies for their current offensive, and it Is logical to suppose that the Nazi high command made certain dispositions to meet It. Front Perhaps Thinly Manned It Is conceivable that the Germans left the front only, thinly manned and pulled back their main forces to fixed defenses inside the Reich for a final stand. Military ob.servers here sec Utile chance of the Germans being able to prevent the Ru.sslans from cutting off Ea.st Prussia, but feel the Nazis probably are counting on the weather and the Red army's need to pause and regroup to keep It away from the lower Oder until early summer. The ground along the river usually is turned to mud by thaws late in March and seldom Is firm again until late in May. Moran Teams Win From Savonburg (Speoml to Thp ReeiKter) Moran, Jan. 24.—Moran high school continued its winning streak on the basketball court last night by winning two games from Savonburg. The local first team defeated Savonburg 44 to 33. This Is Moran's tenth win in 12 starts. The unbeaten Moran second team won its game 55 to 34. Basketball Results High School -Chanute 48, Fort Scott 30. Emporia 27, Burlington 20. Roosevelt (Emporia) 38, Matfield Green 35. Washington Rural 31, Olatht- Eagles 9. Enring Hill 30, Gardner 14. Edna St. Vincent Millay ha.<; a.l.so been published under the name of Nancy Boyd. This very young Greek; like many of his. elders, is making *he best of a difficult situation. His name happens td be Charalambos Makrls. But he Is only one of thousands who have suj-vlved three and one-half years of war. and German occupation. Head -bandaged, he is seated upon a beam that once formed part of his home,, now in nibble. He has a morsel of bread, but his distended stomach indicates malnutrition. He has an expression in his eyes old beyond his years. He has tlie sunshine but not much efee. Numbers (Continued From Page One) bent ciov.-n to tlip line of vision from his cot. Then they could .see a pinpoint of'liKhl, flarinp; and fading. "Mast" be ii fii-f fly," .said one. "Cun 'l be;- il tioesn'l move. Maybe it's a glow worm or some phcsphor- escent yc'Xid." "If it were a Jap, he wouldn't be sitting out there smoking." Nobody made a move lu KO out and investigate. Completely lacking in custonlaiy reiwrlorial curioiNlty, each correspondent crawled back to bed. The Ifght sllU glows cuch night. Recently two or three, other lltlic llRhls iKive jollied It. Tlic reijorters, as.surlnj; each other elabbrulely thai their IreiKl of mind ha.s always been literary rather than sclciillflc, have decided to ignore llie phenomena— at least .Until all the Japanese have been drii'en*out. Nocturnal cracklings uud scurry- Ings outside the ' tent disturb the newsmen regularly. Some of the correspondents insist they have caught sight of an Intruder whom they haVe nicknamed Little Joe- Joe" Nakajima. "Let's "go out and see if Little Joe was around last night," tiiey will say, almost, with affection, of a morning^. "Whan we need," said,the I. N. S. man," is a big, strong, lieavily armed -Soldier to walk, around our tent anci call out every five minutes, 'alf is well.'" Last night there was enougli scattered rifle fire, either from the stray Japanese or from trigger-happy sentrif -K. to cause thp correspondents to edge away frorh their reading lights at first, and- then decide spontaneously to go to bed early and get a good night's rest. So spontaneously., in fact, that some had to undress in the dark. This ijorning they heard that 11 Japanese had surrendered to a patrol up ,wtierc the dntii-rnd road end.s. ^ The rorrcspondents liad .suggested Miat the txjmbcr command, in selling up 'Guam headquarters, place the press lent some distance from the officers' quarters—"so that our New Senators Back World Peace Pact Washington, Jan. 24. (AP)— Sixteen new members of the United States Senate advised President Roosevelt today that tliey will back formation of a United Nations organization to preserve world peace. The 'ten new Democratic and .six new Republican members got together on their own Initiative and sent their assurance in; a letter to the White House. .Wishing Mr. Roosevelt success in conferences with Marshal Stallh and Prime Minls- tej- Churchill, the freshmen senators said: "We believe this government should usfr all rea.sonable means 10 a.s.surc; our Allies and the other nations of the world that we Intend to share in the direction of and. the responRlbillty for the .settlement of this war and the maintenance of peace." Plus "LAND OF THE OUTLAWS" with JOHNNY MACK BROWN NOW, THRU SATURDAY PIC typing at all hours ' of the night won't disturb anyone you know." They got more than they bargained for, at Guam. But they know that soon the jungle will fall away undei- the vicious assault of bulldozers, and the mushrooming Quonset huts and tents will engulf them. Until that civilizing influence arrives: the correspondents will silently but hot too ; bravely endure whatever ;it is that makes those spine- tingling little noises at night. WEEbLESS Salt Lake City. Jan. 24. (AP)— The cigarette shortage doesn't disturb -members of the Utah state senate. The Desert' News said a survey showed that none of- the state's 23 state "senators vises tobacco. TOLA, KAKSAS In the WORLD of SPORTS By HljOH FULLERTON, Jr. New York, Jan. 24. (AP)—During the Chi^lstmas holidays, a bowler on Herinan Mergard's Cincinnati, bowling lah«s left a 5-10 split . .' . As he ttpprooched the foul line to deliver the second ball, Rusty, »i full-grown: Boxer dog, gallopejl across the: alley • • - The ball wiis about 15 ieet from the dog when the bowler? shouted "look out, Rcii- ty" and Ru«ty turned to face liie source of i|ll; that noise , . .The bkll rolled right: through both pairs |of Rusty's le^S; and went on down)to spill the twd pins ... As a conviiic- ing touch,of authenticity, Ell Wrtlt- ney adds th^t about 20 bowlers Tt 'ho witnessed the Incident had a rotaid of drinks on Rusty's owner. One-Minnie Sports Page Lightweight Julie Bort, who'B be featured on-the Newark, N. J., Infantile pairalysls boxing show Monday, was Stricken with polio at the age of two •- . . Nancy Cowperth- walte, who i won the women'fe 60- yard dash'at: the Metropolitan track championships last week, will have her name- ip the record books as well as the isoclal register. Her 7.8 time was (found to be a Met record . ... The -Fort Atkinson, Wis., high school terinls team iwiU be shooting for Its 7(jth consecutive dual-meet victory when it resumes play next spring . ... Add baaketball fouls; 43 personals- in the Arkansas-Oklahoma Aegles game last week, 26 against tiie Porkers. Nell Memorial Plaque To "Benny" Leonard Hew York, Jan. 24. (AP)—Box- Ing/'s 400 will honor Lt. (Commander Boony Leonard at the annual din- miot the New York boxing writers ai« Ruppert's brewery tonight. i Leonard, stationed at the Sheeps- 1-fcad Bay training station of the merchant marine where he teaches seamen the tricks that brought him lame as lightweight champion will lecelve the Edward J. Nell memorial plaque. The plaque Is awarded annually to the boxer whose work reflected the most credit to the sport. Former Mayor James J. Walker will present the plaque to Leonard who joins those honored In previous years. Jack Dempsey, Joe Louis, Billy Conn, Barney Ross and Henry Armstrong. ^ Joe Qaksi Favored To Whip Lee Oma New York, Jan. 24. (AP)—Joe Baksl. ex-coal miner from Kulpmont. Pa., ruled a heavy favorite today to whip Detroit's Lee Oma In their 10-round heavyweight bout at Madison Square Garden Friday night. Promoter Mike Jacobs anticipates a gross gate of $100,000. V Nominaiibn Seconded The Atlanta Journal's Ed D&n- forth sue«esfs Bobby Jones for the nost of baseball commissioner . . . Bobbv h9us the auallfications and there's not a better-liked man in sports—But. doegone It, why didn't we think'of him first? Servire Dept. Paul '^Armstrong and Herm .Schaeffer) stars of the strong Bain- bridae navy basketball team, have nlaved toaether nelarly 17 years at hleh school. India'!a U., on semi- nrn tennvs and at Great Lakes . . . When T-S RBV CURhman. who "re- ro"strnrt6d" -the Armv-Navv football eamfe over tjhe army's radio station at Kandy, Cevlon, wanted to .simulate the cheerinit of the crowd. he;usc!d the last few grooves of a Sinatra record . . . Soldiers who heard it said the Bobbv Sox-ers sounded lust like a football crowd of 50,000 or NO.- Furloughs in Britain To Front Line Troops Paris. Jan. 24. (AP)—One week furloughs • in Britain will be given American -. troops fighting on the western front, European theater headquarters has announced. The plaJi will be put Into operation In March or perhaps sooner. The maximum' number away from the continent at any one time will approximate 5000. The soldiers will be selected for leave by local commanders. ' Current Attractions at Fox lola Theaters lOLA KNDS TONIGHT HUMPHREY BOGART —In— "TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT' —with— LAUREN BECALL (Shows at 7:15 and 9:15) UPTOWN NOW Ray Mllland ' OlnRer Roffcm —In— "THE MAJOR AND THE MINOR" (Shown al 7:20 and 10:10) —Plus— ".SHERIFF OF SUNDOWN" (Shown at 9:00 Only) lOLA TOiMORROW Feature Shows at 7:1.5 & 10:10 Stage Show 8:45 EeWi«, at a Hay Fe«or Hero, Hili A New H,gh in Hilorify. Th« lom* writer-direclor. two of I tht lom* slori •> 'THE MIRACIE OF ' WRGAN^ CSEEK" ... but e«n FUNNIERl Report) 100 New U-Boats Stationed in Norway London.^ Jan; 24. (AP)—Norwegian reports today said the Germans recently statioried 100 new U-boats at Norweeian ports as far north a.s Narvik witii the purpose of resuming their submarine campaign. WILUAM DEMAREST •nd RAYMOND WALBURN . fHANKUN PANOBOHN CUZABETH PATTERSON • BILL EDWARDS Wrtiton ud D.r«i.4 br PRESTON STURGES Extra * Thurs. Night Only RUSH LOHK Presents The lola Theatre FINAL AND ALL-STAR AMATEUR HOUR On Our Stage at 8:45 Only 3—BIG PRIZES—3 —AND— IN ADDITION TO THE REGUI^R CONTESTANTS WE HAVE 3 GUEST STARS TO ENTERTAIN YOU . - . A TERRIFIC PROGRAM. You the Winiaer! Come Out and Cheer Your Favorite. ( Todo marcha perfectamente... Have a Coke (EVERYTHING'S COIN' O. K.) ... or enjoying a friendly pause in Mexico In tlie famed Xochimilco gardens oear Mexico City, the pause that rejreshes with ice-cold Coca-Cola is an old established custom. When the visiting Yank S3ys, Have a Coke, he's welcomed as a good neighbor by new. friends, young or p(d>. Across the border, as in your (|wn living room, Coca-Cola stands for a refir^sbiog interlude, a symbol of good will wherever it is served; • OTTIED ONDet APTHOHTY Of THt COCA-COIA COMPANY SY THE IOLA: f»C*C!OLS BOmJNG COJIPAI^ PH0NBJ2 • • « ' » • m KORTH WASHINGTOH, Cokes: Coca-Cola It's naniral for popular names to acquire friendly abbreviations. That's why you hear Coca-Cola called Coke. .Omi Tbi C-C Co.,

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