The Iola Register from Iola, Kansas on January 30, 1945 · Page 1
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- '1 VOLUME XLVni No. 81 THE The Weekly Register, EsUblished 1867: The lola Daily Register, Eitablished 1897. Push Three-Way Assault on Berlin Red Forces 80 Miles Du6 East Other Soviet Army Units Swing Toward Capital From NortK And From Southeast London, Jan. 30. (AP) — Marshal Gregory Zhukov in a sharp new surge toward the Oder has driven ahead 12 miles into Brandenburg province and about 80 miles from Berlin, the German radio reported tonight. Moscow dispatches said- Soviet armored spearheads were forging ahead' in a huge three-pronged assault which threatened to cut off the Nazi capital if a ftontal attack failed, A German broadcast declared the Russians had launched a Jieavy. armored offensive on a 42-mUe front Inside the border of eastern Germany on a bee-line for Berlin, and that "the first onslaught gained appreciable ground." The broadcast said the first objective was the communications center of Kustrin on the Odor and Warthe rivers 42 miles from Berlin. In Pincers Threat A direct Moscow dispatch said Russian columns punched five to eight miles inside Brandenburg province due east of Berlin, and 15 to 20 miles lilside Pomerania in a push striking northeast of the German heart city. South of these blows by Marshal Gregory Zhukov's First White Russian army group, tanks and infantry of the First Ukrainian army were The Weather KANSAS— Fair tonight and Wednesday; not so cold tonight and in south Wednesday; lowest tonight 10 -15 west, near 20 east. Temperature—Highest for the 24 liours ending 3 p. m. yesterday, 32, I lowest last nlehi 5; normal for today 34; deficiency yesterday 8; exces.s since January 1. 60 degree.s: this date last year—highest 54; lowest 36. Precipitation for the 24 hou.'-s ending at 8 a. m. today, .03; total for this year to date, .54: deficiency since January 1. .71 inches. Sunrise 8:28 a. m.; set 6:43 p. m. Thermograph Readings Ending 8 a. m. Today. 9 a. m 25 9 p. m 18 10 a. m 26 11 a. m ,.-26 12 noon 28 1 p. m 30 2 p. m 32 3 p. m 32 4 p. m. 5 p. m. 6 p. m. 7 p. m. 8 p. m. ...30 ...27 ...23 .22 .20 10 p. m 15 11 p. m 14 12 m 12 1 a. m 10 2 a. m 8 3 a. m 6 4 a. m 7 5 a. m 7 e a. m 6 7 a. m 5 8 a. m 5 Draft Digs Deep Here Many Farmers Included In Largrest Group Yet Called From County The Local Board of selective service has called 110 men for pre-in- ctuction examinations on February 8. This is one of the largest lists to be called from Allen county since the start of the war. Many farmers are included in the group, reflecting the orders issued earlier this month by Selective oi me first uKramian army wc.. , Service Director Lewis B, Henshey striking westward from bridgeheads At that time it was predicted that Yank Drive On Manila Unchecked Plunge On Toward Calumpit After Capture of San Fernando; Edge Closer to Baguio By RICHARD C. BERGHOLZ Gen. MacArthur's Head- fluarters, Luzon, Jan. 30. Armored Sixth army units, rolling past captured San Fernando along the narrow, swamp-fringed home stretch to Manila, sped unchecked Monday toward Calumpit, only 25 air miles from the commonwealth capital. General Douglas MacArthur announcing the seizure of San Fernando in his communique today, said his advance forces were "operating well in advance and to the flanks" of that second city of Luzon and "gateway to Manila." Closer to Baguio Yanks in the north, meanwhUe, made progress toward Bacruio, the summer capital of the Philippines and likelv Japanese staff headquarters. They repulsed two enemy counterattacks less than 15 miles from Baguio. MacArthur announced Japanese casualties on Luzon had exceeded 25.000 against American casualties of 4.254. including 1,017 killed. San Fernando, provincial capital 34 air miles from Manila and 40 by road, fell virtually Intact to the liberating Yanks Sunday noon. The mechanized 37th cavalry reconnaissance troop knocked out an enemy Russians Edge Closer to Goal S^rt^^eyT "erm =i-^rdef ^-farm^^^^ miles north of The Pomeranian and Silesian offensives threatened a great pincers from north and soiith on Berlin, in addition to Zhukov's offensive beating in from the east in Brandenburg, said As.soorlated Press Corre? spondent Eddie Gllmore in Moscow. R«ds Attack Heavily Today's German communique declared Zhukov was attacking heavily in the Obra river sector due east (Continued on Page 6, No. 4) Moran Boy On First LST To Hit Normandy Beach 18 through 25 year old age RTOup would be drafted. Last week a spokesrrmn of the local board said that Allen county is close to exhau.stine it.s reservoir of men in the age gioup preferred by the armed services and that many men deferred for occupational reasons would be re-examined. All men called have ten days from the date of their order in which to file notice of appeal. Not All Arc Taken The men given pre-induction examinations are not nece.v:arily service. Those the citv and entered to be greeted by cheerin?; Filipinos in one of the most colorful celebrations of the i Li:zon campaign. : Sppcd Toward Calumpit Without stopping, armored units pliinsed past the vital hiehway junction and speared toward Calum- Dit on the Pampanga river 10 miles to the south. It wfv« at Calumpit that American? anc! Filipinos fought a delaying buttle with the Jananese invaders of Luzon in early 1942. From San Fernando the highway forks westward into the historic called for military service,' ^^'-o who fail to pass are cla.'^slfied 4-F. Bataan peninsula and southeast- Nazi dive bombers. E-boats, miKes, Those who are accepted are sub-. ^vard to«-a.-a Manila between two and Iqng-range artillery Are. could '° .'^ f'''"'-' PrHMvrS^.^ Li-ht not prevent LST 506 from being the needs them to fill it., nuota of men. f'"';'ir.j^'^^^Ljiur dnnouncine first to discharge her cargo of sol- The earlie.^t dn e ucon whi^h ^^''v O^r^cral M.cArt^ :^o?e S dlers and Vital equipment on one , can b squired to -port fo, p o_ ^^^.^^^a sector of the Normandy beach on ductio.^is.^th, .l.U ^^^^^^^^^^^ ,„pri .se effect of om- land- LIT 5 P 6 has completed 30 round Wn are notmed ^J^^ ^^\^,^,:^ o ^thr S"h ^Sri \ ^^ayirL -^^alance of his forces, which Prance. Aboard her is John R. lOLA, %AS., TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 30, 1945. Bneeenmr to The lola Daily R«cistar, Th« lola Dlilr BMord. and lola Daily Index. SIX PAGES Russians jnove ever-closer to their goal as the capture of Wronkj and Pnlewy are reported. Beuthen and Katovice fall in industrial Silesia. Also takeft are Lesmo, Czanikow, Opalnecff, Guhrau and Sepelni on the curving, advancing front.—(I?EA Telephoto.) THE ROAD TO BERLIN (By'^tw Assuciati9<i. ITetis) . Eastenj Front: 90 miles (from Driesen, ilermany, by Russian announcement.) Westerh Front: 310 miles (from ttonich - Julich - Duren area.) ' Italian-TVont: 544 miles (from Reno' rlv^r.) lola jProtests Dim-Out Order Those who are do^to^ tomorrow night will have their last opportunity in the Inunedlate future to go window shopping ^nd to eu- jjoy what few electrical ^dvertlting English Aboard her Stewart, 28, Pharmacisfs Mate first class. USNR. R. R. No. 2, Moran, Kas. Every night during the month of June our anti-aircraft guns we're in action." Stewart said. "Three bombs from a JU 88 fell about 80 yards from our port bow only a few hours after our arrival off France, but we managed to be the first LST to pick up the wounded." The 506 has evacuated 2,000 Allied casualties and wotmded prisoners of war to the United Kingdom. She has also carried many thousands, of tons of essential supplies or months ' ''•'^''^ made him fisht in detached Due to the laree number soins on | groups over the comparatively open February 8 the men uiU a.ssemble • f °^ advance, has result- in the auditorium at Memorial Hall "^l™"-^' unparalleled relative and should report at the west door of the building. Those Called Include: Ottie Eugene Peres. Victor Harry Sigs, Clifford Ellis Ryherd. Homer E\'erett Duffey. Leland Russell Toedman. Kenneth Frank Potter. Lewis Rivers Rowland. Harry Rex George Lewis Waite. music teacher who formerly lived in lola, died jjcwia ivivcia iiuviuiiiu. i...^.... : earlv this momine at his home in Smoot. Leslie Leroy Preston. Rob- ; c^anute He was 56 years old. ar-t T ^ntTOTio .<5friflrlpr Mplvin Eueene i _— i— ^™ of irm ed in almost unparalleled relative losses." r^porg-e I^wis Waite Dies in Chanute ert Eugene Strickler. Melvin Eueene j Smith, James Frederick Kettle. Raymond Alfred Chriestenson. James Mr. Waite was bom at Emporia where he spent his youth and where - he craduated from the Emporia sands of tons of essential supplies Ro>' Callaway, Waj-ne Dwire Strane- ^ g , of A short time after, for douehbov' now batuSe in Gei - . honer. Kenneth Alto Line. Francis ^e came to lola where he opened for doughbojs no^v oattimg in oei stotler. BiUv Dean Johnson and ,, =,nd ts .ia 'ht the niano for many. Prior to his entry into the U. S. Naval Reserve January 5. 1942, Lee Stotler. Billy Dean Johnson and , Harold Lee Peck, lola. Enosencio Perez, Franklin Robert ivears at^n he moved to Chanute but jii studio and tauarht the piano for about twelve years. .'Vbout twenty •^t ^eivirt Was a fa-mer The son of i Schooley. John Jimenez. John jh^s continued to teach in lola and waa a la .mer. ine son oi ; . oniiii-R Opmld ijiVem Mc- • - f^-^-^rt^ vio^o Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stewart of near ° ^'«iLil""„^;, °!L^^1^7pt n-^^ Moran. He attended LaHarpe high « school. His wife. Mable. is living at Kansas City. Mo. Henry Bodine Smith, Moran, Is Dead iS ;io'i.iI to The Reri«t«r) Moran. Jan. 30—Henry (Hank) Bjdine Smith, well known mule dealer in thi.' di .strict. died yesterday at the SBA hospital in Topeka. following a brief illness. He was 32 years old last Christmas. Born in Peoria county, Illinois. Mr. smith came to Allen coimty with his parents when he was about 12 years old. . The family settled a farm five miles west of Mo- Early in his life he became interested in buying and selling mules. For many years he was associated in the business with the late Dwight Smock. lola auctioneer. He shipped many carloads of mule.«; to the K. C. Livestock Exchange and other markets. He was actively engaged in the business until last week when he became ill. He was a member of the Methodist church. He leaves his wife at the home, daughter. Mrs. J. Wade Smith. Scott, a grandson, Capt. Robert Smith, a bombardier with the air corps who has been stationed in the Aleutian Islands and, is now on ran Call. Frank William Harner. Dean Vernon Burtch. Wayne Francis has a wide circle of friends here. He is survived by a dauehter. Mrs. Viola LowTance, Chanute, a vernon oiuicii. v.a »Aic ^ ^c...^... , .^ij-s. vjuia IMKLHHK.^. v^^ia^^-^, „ Klotzbach, Owen James Roets. Har- i^on. Herbert L. Waite. Maxton Field, Ian Hansen Cress. Glen Harmon i >;orth CaroUna: a sister, Mrs. Rose Searcy. Ehner Jo§eph Hess, Junior | H . Goodine. Fredonla: a brother, Martin Mueller. X^o August Weber, Arthur C. Waite. Burbank, CaUf.; Clarence Leonard Troxel. Dale Da- j and a half brother. (Sare Higby, vld Strack, Meryl Ivan Summervill. j San Diego. California. Francis Dean Sievers. Irvin Joseph i it is understood that funeral Lassman, Joseph Virgil Roets. Ken- ^ services will be held in lola. Pinal neth Lauren Baeten, Harold Ed- : arrangements have not been com- (Continned on Page 6, No. 1) j pleted and will be annoimced later. Mark FDR Birthday Nation Celebrates By Joining Fight Against Infantile Paralysis Washington. Jan. 30. (AP)—With dimes; and dollars, America said "happy birthday" tt) Presiden'. Roosevelt today. . But; the event was secondary on a calendar on which another big three meeting is booked "soon." At parties and balls all over the nation, thousands are observing the 6>rd birthday of the man in the Whltei House: and chipping In millions to battle infantile paralysis. Chief; Not Present While they frolicked much in the manner of less somber years, wartime ^a^ctivlties of surpassing im- Propaganda Shower On German Lines Paris, Jan. 30. (AP).—On the eve of the widely-heralded Big Three conference, the Allies have begun showering German lines with leanets explaining the "unconditional surrender" goal announced at Casablanca, it was disclosed today. Unconditional surrender, the pamphlets declare, "would not mean that Germans who surrender would be at the mercy of the victorious side." Oh the contrary, they would "be under the protection of the Geneva convention and would be treated with fair-' ness." Hie pamphlets was one of the first direct attempts by Allied propagandists In recent months to drive a wedge between the German people and their rulers. Peter Yields To Pressure Accepts Yugoslav Regency Council and Coalition Government Strikes Capture Three Miles Of Siegfried Line The War at a Glance |signs are BOW operating iin Ipla. At middight Wednesday the nationwide "'^Im-out" to conserve fuel goes into *«ffect. So far as this commimit}^ is concerned Its chief vert^ing dgns. No change will be ^ « °^ miade In tiae street lighting. The city, commission voted this morning t) appeal to WPB asking that lola te exempt from the ruling. Both gas smd oil are used in operating the fity power plant and oil is among %he critical fuels. However, the reduction in power con- siunption will result in less efficient operation of the plant, John Herter, city superintendent of utilities, re- jports. Mr. Herter estimates that the order will r.?sult in a drop of about 70 KW per hour In electric consumption. This will mean a saving of about 30 ^Uons of oil per night. It will also <bring the load down to about 750 XW which is less than the amount ot current which can be produced most efficiently. The plant is rated #t 1500 KW. Mr. Herter believes that in the long run the saving in oil here will be microscopic. The WPB order specifies that the [dim out oijder must be obeyed if an appeal is ^flled and will remain in. effect untn the city is authorized to ignore thfr order. Those who violate the o?der may be cut off from the use of electric power. London, Jan. 30. (AP)—King Peter of Yugoslavia .bowing to Allied and internal pressure, has agreed to surrender his royal powers to a regency council and has approved the! arrangements made by Premier Ivan Subasic and Marshal Tito for a coalition government. In a swift moving sequence, Peter last night accepted the group resignation of Subasic and his cabinet which he had demanded January 22 and then reappointed the Premier , and five of the six cabinet minis- 1 ters directing them to carry out the Tito-Subasic agreement for the reestablishment of the Yugoslav nation. For United Govemment Subasic and the other ministers were reported to have been sworn in last night at Peter's London residence. They were expected to leave for Yugoslavia next week-end for fusion with Tito's National Liberation committee into a imited Yugoslav government pending a plebiscite that will decide the fate of the monarchy. The announcement of the King's reversal of policy and subsequent a^eement with Subasic's and Tito's proposals ended a series of conferences which began yesterday morn(Continued on Page 6, No. 5) (By the Associstfld PrMs) The Western Front: BerUn reported attack aimed at crossing Roer river, increased artillery fire in sector; American Third army gained mile inside Germany In new invasion of Reich; other Americans drew up on or near border; French in south threatened Colmar pocket. The Russian Front: Moscow reported armored spearheads within 85 to 90 miles of Berlin In three-pronged assault; drew up between Obra and Warthe rivers in center; made gains in Silesia and Polish Carpathians; swept north into Polish corridor; closed in on Konigsberg in East Prussia. The Italian Front: Action limited to patrol activity. The Pacific Front: American armor sped toward Calumpit, 25 air miles from Manila, after capturing San Fernando; other Americans in north made progress toward Baguio; MacArthur annoufic(5d Jajjanese casualties on Luzon had exceeded 25,000, against American loss of 4,254, Including 1,017 killed. Harry Hopkins Has Audience With Pope 3rd Army Builds Up Bridgehead Germans Crumble Before Surprise Attack By First Army; Patton Pours in More Troops By JAMES M. LONG Paris, Jan. 30. (AP)—The 78th division capture(i three miles of the Siegfried Line today in a surprise attack through waist deep snowdrifts in the Monschau forest, three miles inside Germany. The First army outfit struck just north of the eliminated Belgian bulge while other troops of Lt. Gen. Coutney H. Hodges' command and the Third army moved up to the west wall defenses along 40 miles of the Ardennes front. The Third army expanded its Our river bridgehead nearlv a mile Into Germany on a two-mile front. Advances ranged up to four miles. The Ninth and another imidentlfied division participated. Nazis Crumble in North The 78th division's achievement was scored in a nine-hour battle Rome, Jan. 30. (AP)—Harry Hopkins, President Roosevelt's person- I al aide,: held a 40-minute private ' aeainst 'the ireht "est' oispoIiUon'seen audience'with Pope Pius today and j along the rueged forest front since then Resumed a series of political,! November. Nazi troops crumbled and military and diplomatic conferences ' '''' a Ft. ball. One of the most avid .<:tudents of frontline tonsorial architecture i.^ me rticuuaii ^i,,ax,^ a..^, ^ ^x^„ Pvt. Bradford McCuen of Chazy. home on leave, a brother, Calvin N. Y.. who has tabulated the varie- E. Smith. Seattle. Washington, a . ties of standard soldier haircut'; cie- sister, Mrs. May Smith, lola, and a veloped by First infantry division great-granddaughter. Funeral services will be conducted the Ralston Funeral home by Frontline Doughboys Acquire Fearful and Wonderful Hair Cuts By HAL BOYLE | always a ra^ed wisp of hair at With the U. S. First Armv in Bel- ; the nape of the neck Indicating Eium. Jan. 22 (delayed) (.'VPi—Fox- where the bowl was chinned, hole fun: ! "The Hairy James Special—Be- The reaction of the average BPI- : einning at a high pitch around the gian barber on seeing frontline forehead, it hits bass at the back douehboy haircuts is a startled ex- i of the skull and then climbs the clamation: i ladder in sharp progressions. "Mon dieu! E5t un massacre!" \ "The Wall St. Bull and Bear— This scalped look of most infan- ; This one is especially bare. It has trymen resulted from trusting contrasting ups and downs almost their skulls while on line duty to as though the victim was eating amateur barbers in their own ranks ' an apple while being shorn, whose ambition is to make the "The Incomins- Mail Surprise— ton of the head look like a billiard ; This startling effect is the result ' of enemy shelling of the immediate proximity of the barber shop. Little, j if any. hair sun'ives. I "The Jekyll and Hyde Haircut— ; This is created when the barber has } completed one side of the head and then is called away on another job. at ' the Rev. G. M. Pierce at 2 p. m. . Wednesday. Burial will be at the Moran cemetery. clipper artists. He has summarized , He never comes back and the vic- the-results of his studies. ; tim snorts a spUt personaUty. "On a foeg}- dav." McCuen wTote. i "The CuebaU Cutup—Probably "it is possible to obsen-e the follow- ; the most popular among beginners, ing styles readily: ! This consists of best intentions on "The Soupbowi Hair-do— There is i (Continued on Page 6, No, 2). High ^hool Shop Team Captures Top Honors * The lola high school shop team won top honors yesterday in a competition aj Independence in which ten teamti from this district' took part. The^ lola team was composed of Lester *Hlllbrant, Archie Specht, Clyde Ta^ett and Donald Schleb- mler. Thtjy were accompanied by R. T. Wasson, instructor, and Russell Smari, alternate. Lester Klllbrant finished first and Archie SBECht eighth in individual scoring. "Rie coiu-se consisted of arc welding, ; oxy-acetylene welding, rafter cutjing, cold Iron work, sawing and measuring. , The fir4 five schools In the order that they: finished were lola. Independence, jPredonla, Cherryvale and Columbtis.: Cpl. Wayne W. Weast Wounded in Action Cpl. Wayne W. Weast was slightly wounded in action on January 10 In BelgiuiKt according to a telegram received ^st night by his mother. Mrs. Ada' We^, Moran. He is a member cj an airborne division. Cpl. has been in the army about twtsj years and oveTs^ since August, IffiM. He was bom and educated at jlcran. Two sisters, Mrs. Walter Crick and Mrs. George Stewart,; live in lola and » brother, Paiil Weast. in Moran. Mfs. Stewart Is on The Registers nevs staff while ber husband Is saving overseas. tive's participation in any public festivities. At - star-studded, functions in Washington, Mrs. Roosevelt was doing scime of the; honors for him— touriKg hotels and cutting a tre- medoi'is birthday cake. She took over too, the thank-you message he usualh' broadcasts to celebrants helplKg .to finance war on polio. It will ife on the air tonight at 10:40 p. m.,: CWT. Hiniself a victim of infantile pa­ ralyse) in his middle years, Mr. Roosevelt has loaned his birthday ever hince he entered the White Housf^ to stamp out the disease. Stage, Stars Help This anniversary finds him leaner by fl.V;e or ten pounds but his physician; Vice Admjral Ross T. Mcln- tire j^ported hiiri,;ln excellent shape when;he took the;'oath of of&ce for a fourth term tetj days ago. In Washington,! 20 celebrities with top-biling on radio, stage and screeii, are making the roimds of service hospitals today and seven birth/lay balls tonight. To keep up their stamina, Mrs. Roos <'velt offered them lunch at the Whiti House. Fans and autograph hounjls strained and shoved to get close! to such stars as Myma Loy, Joe I!. Brown, Linda Darnell, Alan Ladd, Kay Kyser, and Veronica Lake.. Allied Capitals Buzz With Big-Three Talk London, Jan. 30. (AP)—German and Swiss broadcasts today said a meeting of the big three was already imder way or just about to begin. London observers speculated whether President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill would meet prior to their conference with Marshal Stalin as they did at Cairo in 1943. Churchill's movements naturally are gimrded by security censorship but It was noted he did not appear In the house of commons this morning. Deputy Prime Minister Richard Attlee substituted for him. However, Attlee frequently sits in for the prime minister. with Italian leaders to obtain information for the big three meeting of the president, Prime Minister Winston Church and Marshal Joseph Stalin. Arriving yesterday from Paris and London where he had conferred with Churchill, Foreign Secretary Eden, Gen. De Gaulle and French Foreign Minister Bidault, the president's envoy held a press conference in the evening at which he expressed considerable encouragement at the prospects of Allied agreement on postwar problems and hinted that the forthcoming big three conference might be brief, j The report of his arrival and the •press conference was held up by \ military oflcials on grounds of "se- icurity," however, imtil late today. Hopkins swiuig Immediately into a busy program upon his arrival conferring first with U. S. Ambassador Alexander Kirk and then Italian Foreign Minister Alcide de Gasperi. Washington, Jan. 30. (AP)— Mr. Roosevelt himself Is authority for repeated statements that he expects to confer, soon with Prime Minister Churchill and Premier Stalin on efforts to achieve a total victory and carve out an enduring peace. A chain of developments including a tour of European capitals by Harry L. Hopkins, has underlined the Immlnency of the parley. London dispatches have clocked Hopkins there, hi Paris and in Rome, in preparation for the conference. gave up on the long-quiet sector. The division jumped off from Slmmerrath, drove west to Kester- nieh, three miles inside Germany, and then turned .south for three miles to eliminate a long-held Ger! man salient of several .square miles. They overran two and a half, miles of concrete pillboxes and drafon teeth tank barriers which formed the Siegfried line. The Germans were cpu^ht by surprise and there was almost no artillery fire during the first part of the attack. In the afternoon.' however, shells started peppering the infantrymen wallowing through the Pull Out of Holland The Gennans were pulline troops from Holland, also toward the east, r.nd bombs fell amonsr them. The First and Third moved Into the frinees or within cannon shot of the Siegfried line on a 40-mile front in the Ardennes. To the north, the American 9th army was through the line^ for 35 curving miles along (Continaed on Paee 6, No. 3) Angelo Scott Reappointed To Merit System Council Topeka, Jan. 30. (AP)—Angelo Scott, lola editor, was reappointed to the Kansas joint merit system coimcll for a three-year term by Gov. Andrew Schoeppel today. The council administers personnel practices of the Social Welfare Board and other state agencies partly supported by federal funds. First Russian Church Congress Since Revolution Moscow, Jan. 30. (AP)—The first congress of the Russian orthodox church since the revolution will begin tomorrow^ The first days business in the old Resurrection cathedral is expected to^ be confined to prayer and an exchange of greetings. The election of a new patriarch of all Russia Is planned for February 2. Germans Pay for Belgium Drive 1 Subzero Cold Into Kansas Topeka, Jan. 30. fAP)—Subzero cold squeezed snow-covered western Kansas today and Weatherman S. D. Flora said the wanning up process would be slow. Coldest reported was 4 below zero at Goodland and in Garden City the low was —2. Eastern Kansas was slightly warmer wil.h readings of 12 to 16 above. Northwest of Kansas in Wvomlng and Montana the mercury pl^jnrj^d to 10 to 20 below zero. Snow and cold harried the east and even the deep South registered below freezing temperatures. Skies were clear this morning In Kansas and most of Its neighboring states but Flora said temperatures probably would get no higher than 20 to 30 even with the sunshine, although they might move up to 30 to 35 tomorrow. Highest reported yesterday was 31 at Topeka. Tonight was expected to be almost as cold as last nlcht with readings of 5 to 10 above In the west and 15 to 20 in the east. A few snow flurries fell in northern Kansas as the cold wave moved in yesterday. Concordia reported .01 of an inch of snow and St. Josepli, Mo., .09. From one to three inches remained on the ground In western Kansas from earlier storms. John Lockwood Meyers Dies in Chanute The-American First ana Nmtn Armies were jomed by some British units m stopping and turning back the receht German attack on the Western Front. This picture shows Yank doughboys and British Tommies look^ over some of the many guns, armored cars, half-tracks, and other vehicles which the Germans were forced to leave behind. fST.pp:^l to 'riip T7,»j .'BtA'*'» Neosho Falls, January 30.—John Lockwood Myers died at Chanute early this morning. He was 76 years old. He was born at Martville, New York, coming to Kansas with his parents in 1875. The family settled near Osage City. In 1904 he opened a store in Neosho Falls and he has made his home here since them. He served as mayor for nine years. Mr. Myers leaves a daughter, Mrs. Hattie Ljx.n, Chanute. a son, Fred I Myers. Colony, two brothers, Clari enee Myers. Salina. and Harry My- I ers, St. David. Illinois, and i two ! granddaughters. [ Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. A. McCandless at 2 p. m. Thursday at Wolfe's funeral I home. Burial will be at the Yatea ' Center cemetery.

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