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Iola Register (Newspaper) - February 4, 1944, Iola, Kansas STATS HISTORICAL SOCIETY TOPEKA KANSAS COUP THE lOLA REGISTER V VOLUME XLVII No. 87 inie Weekly 166T. lula Daily 1897. FRIDAY 4,1944. Successor to The lola loU Daily and lola Daily SIX + + + The WAR TODAY + + + BY DEWITT MACKENZIE Prew War Hitler's world Is shrinking so dangerously that the time Isn't far distant when he no longer will be able to find a place In which to hide from the vengeance which is closing in on The Red armies have placed the German front in fresh jeopardy in three 1. Most is the operation in the far within the Dnieper where two Red armies have pinched off the famous Smela salient and trapped ten Nazi more than 100,000 Fierce fighting continues as the surrounded Hitlerites battle to and Moscow reports that 10,000 already have been That's what the Russian front means these 2. In tAe zone the have continued their thrust into a disastrous severance of the Nazi The Germans announce they've abandoned the important railway cities of Lutsk and Tills brings the Reds still closer to the great railway junction of which lies on Hitler's sole remaining railway communication Odessa and his big army in the Dnieper 3. On the northern end of the line the Russians have driven still further into Estonia and are menacing the strategic city of which Berlin says Is being Thus the German left flank is being swung and the Red advance casts its shadow clear the Baltic All three operations may be to produce far-reaching but T invito your attention to the Dnieper bend It looks very much as though here we arc approaching a denouement of one of the great of the entire Many experts figure this as one of the decisive of the European Field Marshal Von Mannstein has persisted doggedly in hanging onto that great bulge along the lower The tip of that sharp salient is some 400 miles from the apex of the Red advance into far to the There hasn't a day for Von Mannstein wasn't in danger of being trapped in that vast within it has half a million - I ventured view in this column some weeks ago that the Nazi commander probably was bent on protecting the gateway to the the British is among leaning to that Should Von Dnieper on 6, No. 1) The Weather somewhat wanner Th east portion Saturday mostly cloudy and continued for the 24 hours ending 5 p. m. 56, lowest last night 29; normal for today 34: excess yesterday 10; excess since January 1, 182 this date last 55; lowest 30. Precipitation for the 24 hours ending at 8 m. 0; total for thLs year to 1.02: deficiency since January 1, Sunrise 8:24 a. set 6:48 p. m. Thermograph Ending 8 a. m. 9 a. 9 p. 10 a. 10 p. 11 a. 12 noon 1 p. 11 p. 12 Another District Over Top 2 p. m. 3 p. m. 4 p. m. 5 p. m. 6 p. m. 7 p. 8 p. m. 54 56 1 a. m. 2 a. m. 3 a. m. 4 a. m. 5 a. m. 6 a. m. 7 a. m. Moran and Exceed War Bond County Still Short township and Moran have exceeded the quota assigned them in the Fourth War Loan Walter township announced this Nazis Launch Attack 33 32 29 I 29; This is the second district to 8 a. Musical Treat For lolans Powell Noted in Recital Here Feb. 8 Will Give Away Remaining Hay Because of the continued fire W. D. Jones today offered to give away all the hay remaining on the ground after the fire at the Butcher barn on West street destroyed the barn and took the lives of two last There were about 500 tons of hay the barn when the fire and most ol it is still there in spire the and smouldering that has been going on all About 17 tons of alfalfa are somewhere in the the rest of it Some ii is of most of it at least slightly but of tons arc still in pretty condition and would be factory for or even livestock Cows Like It Mr. Jones first whether animals would care for hay with a smoke but this morning he found a man who had had actual along that line and who him that at seem to relish it rather than Ollie Sutherland had a fire in the hay mow of his barn on his farm south of Tola After it was he just dumped out on the ground a considerably quantity of alfalfa hay which was not only smoked but actually To his his cows ate it all and seemed to prefer it to the good Mr. Jones requests that those who think they can use some of the hay at the butcher barn come and get it immediately so that the ance can be cleaned up as quickly as Boy Honored At St. John's Sunday Two of the most cherished awards given to Boy Scouts will be bestowed upon Charles Walters and ters at a court of honor to be held iin St. Johns church at 7:30 a. m. Nine members of Troop 40, which A is sponsored by the will be V given awards by the Rev. Fr. A. L. Becker is the Members who will receive awards are Charles bronze Fred life Rex star Jack Paul first class Lawrence first class Max Benny and Charles tenderfoot The organ recital by Powell Weaver which will be given at the First Methodist church on the night of February 8 is one of the most ambitious programs undertaken recently by the lola Music It is a public concert and everyone is invited to Mr. Weaver is nationally known as a composer and as an artist of marked upon the Of him the Kansas City Star recently Weaver Ls one of the finest representatives of the new school of organists Kansas City has ever He studied under Pietro A. at the and before the war appeared in concerts In a number of European musical reports that Mr. Weaver received an ovation when he gave a concert at the des In that In lola next Tuesday night he will be assisted by his a who win play the piano score in the symphonic written by Mr. Miss Dalies to Sing Miss Roberta supervisor of music at the lola high will sing a group of his accompanied by Tickets for the recital may be obtained at Drug store or at the Roberts Music The price is fifty go over the Logan with total sales of 19,350 was the During the past two days Mr. Lam and his committee conducted an intensive clean-up campaign in and Moran and their sales from the reported on Tuesday to well over Definite figures ore not Depend On Small Buyers In order to meet its quota the county must purchase about worth of War Bonds between now and February 15. All To Invest Judge Anderson is asking all of his bond salesmen to complete their work in the districts assigned to them and also urges all citizens to invest heavily without Any individual who has not been called upon by a member of the committee may phone 531 and arrangements will be made for a solicitor to Special C. of C. Meeting At 6:30 Monday Night A special meeting of the lola chamber of commerce has been called by Jerry for next Monday It will be a dinner meeting at the Kelley beginning at 6:30 p. m. Reports will be given by several important committees and plans will be for the regional post-war planning conference which will be held in lola on the night of February 14. Jess Carter Charged With Arson Jess was arrested this morning and charged following an of the fire at the vacant house at 832 South Buckeye which Is owned by The fire department was called to the the night of January 27 by someone who noticed a blaze on the inside of the Firemen found a small pile of rags aflame at the base of the intersection of four Each of the four partitions was Officers found that the was insured for although Carter had paid only for it in 1929. estimated its present value at j not over the Carter had two policies on the one of which expires John T. Wood Funeral Tomorrow at 3:00 p. m. Funeral services for John T. Wood whose death was announced be conducted at p. m. tomorrow at the Funeral home by the Rev. Chester E. Burial be in the lola Mr. Wood was killed last Tuesday cn the highway near the Allen county poor farm when he was struck by a He was an important figure in lola's business circles in the early 1900's. Jail Sentence and Fine For Bootlegging Claude a former city pleaded guilty to the sale of intoxicating liquor when he appeared before the county court yesterday afternoon and was sentenced to thirty days in the county jail and fined and costs by Judge Alta M. He was arrested yesterday morning at his 315 South States where officers found a quantity of moonshine Long Wait for Marshal Erwin Rommel is reported to be directing vicious Nazi counterattacks against the Allied forces which landed recently at Anzio and Nettuno on January 22 and penetrated as far as severing the Appian Exact location of the German which opened this has not Keep Firm Hold on Beachhead Allies Hurl Back Re- ' Counterattacks By Nazis Under Rommel in Rome Area BY RICHARD McMURRAY War The Germans were making a supreme but futile bid today to reduce the Allied beachhead below Rome while in Central American troops nudged tanks into Cassino and started the house by by the German high unconfirmed by Allied said the Allied forces in the Nettuno bridgehead had The Russians were on the march from Estonia to the Ukraine after trapping ten German divisions in the Dnieper bend of Kiev and killing 10,000 who tried to break out of the ring of Another 5,000 were put to the sword west of in a Red army drive toward Yet ' another 2,400 died in the gloomy forests north of Lake Narva Apparently Doomed Strategic five miles inside was all but The Germans spoke of retreats deep in Poland west of Rovno and Lutsk in defensive RAF Mosquito bombers attacked western Germany after 1.100 U. S. planes dumped 1,500 tons of bombs on Wilhelmshaven in daylight operations in which the Allies lost 15 four of them heavy and destroyed nine Nazi The Germans raided London twice with which caused more noise than U. S. heavy attacked western Germany in their seventh blow In eight Other big planes the channel toward the French invasion Spain reaffirmed her on Page 6, No. 3) Lt. Tom home on leave from finds wartime travel problems upsetting to romance as he met five trains in 111., Elyse Knox Tommy calls finally In answer to a query as to their marital Harmon said it was up to She and her mother are on their way to spend two weeks with Tommy's parents at Ann Methodists Hold Annual Silver Tea Sunday The Wesleyan Service Guild of the First Methodist church will have their annual silver tea in the church dining hall Sunday afternoon following the regular 4:30 vesper service to which the The Guild has sponsored the last four vesper services with different speakers using the theme of and the Problem of Sunday at 4:30 the final meeting of this series wil be with Mrs. Chester Sisney leading the - Mrs. Leland Ulrich is chairman of arrangements for the tea and Mrs. John Huffmaster is president of the Film Depicting Railroads At War Shown to Rotary A film entitled the Santa Fe As Well As Other American Railroads Are Doing Toward the War was shown at the meeting of the Rotary Club at the Kelley hotel last H. E. Rupe and officials of the Santa brought the film here and were guests of the The picture proved to very interesting and lasted about 35 Sink Nazi Blockade Enemy Vessels Sunk By U. S. Destroyers Ini South Much Cargo Salvaged 4. Three blockade runners laden with war materials from Pacific ports have been sunk by destroyers in the South The announcing this said that tjie holds of the enemy ships were filled to capacity with ftf tons of fats and strategic Some of those particularly hundreds of tons of were salvaged and many prisoners Seeking to sneak the American the three the Rio Grande and sighted sunk within i a period in the navy Somer The blockade runners were chased down by the cruiser which already had one blockade runner to its the destroyer which a German submarine in the several and the First surface was made by the which ran down the in the darkness of early identifying the vessel as an skippered by William C. Oklahoma immediately opened fire with her main battery of five-Inch The salvo battered directly the and the crew hastened abandon but before they over the side Into their life they carried out their orders to scuttle the Plok Vp Crewmen internal explosions blasted the but she remained from the guns completed job of sending the blockade ruimer to the Many of were picked up when daylight The cruiser Omaha and the destroyer accounted for the of the three enemy A in the Omaha's foretop and the pilot of her scouting plane sighted the 6,062-ton Rio Grande almost Fire Demolition Charges Racing the Omaha and Jouett were drawing near to the stranger when she burst into smoke and Demolition the navy placed and fired by the crew of the Rio Again the warships turned their six-inch five-inch guns on the vessel and soon The team joined again in 5,iHking the 7.320-ton As they sped in for internal of demolition charges that enemy ship and again destruction was completed by shell Three More Counties Reach War Bond Quotas Feb. 4. Ottawa Jefferson counties the growing list of Kansas counties attaining their Fourth War Bond Such now number quota was Ottawa's and Jefferson's FDR Signs Soldier Aid Provides of President Says Further Action Necessary Feb. 4. President Roosevelt signed today legislation providing pay of to for members of the armed At the same he called for action on additional portions of his program to the period of transition from military to civilian Mr. Roosevelt mentioned specifically measures to let servicemen their to provide social security credits for the period of military and to set up machinery for unemployment Maximum Limited A compromise between senate and house the pay the maximum sum of to service men and women who served overseas or in Payments of are provided for those serving 60 days or more hi the United States and for those serving less than 60 days in this All receiving no more than a month base pay are eligible to the This allows payments to captains of less than 17 years and excludes majors and higher officers from the SlOO Upon Discharge Those eligible to the will receive at the time of final discharge and a month for the succeeding two The payment will be made in two equal monthly Those entitled to will get the full amount upon final Those already discharged have two years within which to make The war and navy departments are allowed one month to make such payments after approval of Some Denied Benefits Specifically denied benefits are those eligible to retirement those discharged to take civilian those dishonorably discharged and the 1. Any member of the armed force whose total period of service has been as a. student detailed for training imder the army specialized training the army air forces college training and other similar marine corps or coast guard 2. Any member of the armed forces for any active service performed prior to the date of his discharge for the purpose of the military or coast guard academies or whose sole service has been as a cadet at one of these Senator Jolmson estimated the cost of the program at He said total have been running between 70,000 and 75,000 There have been estimates that will be needed for immediate Cabot Lodge Jr. Quits Senate for Army Feb. 4. Lodge resigned today as Republican senator from Massachusetts in order to return to active service as an army Lodge's resignation follows a ruling by President Roosevelt that members of congress may not serve simultaneously in the armed forces and the national Japan Calls Invasion Big New Feb. 4. Breaking a 24-hour silence with regard to developments in the Marshall the Tokyo radio today characterized the American invasion as big but failed to give any details on the progress of the Americans have to risk it In order not to nullify the costly adventure in the said the which was recorded by U. S. government Plans to Call Term Convention Feb. 4. H. former secretary proposed today that the Democrats nominate someone like Secretary of State Hull for and announced he would call a national convention of party members to consolidate their In a speech replete with denunciations of what he termed Palace the onetime Kansas governor also suggested that if appoint President Roosevelt chief of ' the American delegation to the peace The erstwhile Roosevelt cabinet conferring with associates here on plans to bring together party members opposed to a fourth term for defined his views in an address prepared for delivery before the executives Woodring reported he planned to summon loyal to an early April meeting in a geographically convenient such as St. He stated there was an increasing demand for a gathering re-examine the state of among of who were out of sympathy with the and who preferred the 1932 type of leadership exemplified by James A. national ' Bergdoll Still Kansas Feb. 4. Cleveland notorious draft dodger of the first world was headed back to his Pennsylvania farm today after his release yesterday from the Ft. Leavenworth disciplinary barracks where he served a term escaping from a military Released from the Bergdoll entered a taxicab in which his wife and youngest son had driven from Kansas Later in the day at Kansas City Mrs. Bergdoll and her son were observed at a hotel and again at a restaurant with a man when questioned by denied vehemently that he was He once said he was Mrs. Asked his name he barked is none of your damned Mrs. Bergdoll and her son checked out of the hotel last night at about 6:30 and before leaving had this conversation with a you Mrs. your husband is where he's always He will not be for two Then she and the boy dashed Bergdoll served 3'-^ years in on a term imposed by a court after his voluntary return to the United States from He had fled to Germany in 1920 after escaping from a prison camp where he was serving a ttmi for dodging the world war Where Yanks Landed in Marshalls The taken during a U. S. air raid on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Kwajalein where the U. S. Army's Seventh Infantry veterans of the Attn battle in the stormed ashore to establish Kwajalein Island is at the southern tip of the Forty miles past and are Jap's where the Fourth Division Marines wept ashore at five Japanese Resistance Dwindles Fall of Kwajalein Believed Entire Marshalls Pounded By Bombers BY CHARLES H. McMURTRY U. S. Pacific Fleet Pearl Feb. 4. - Fighting tanks and pouring ashore to annihilate the dwindling forces of Japanese appeared today to be on the verge of conquering all atoll in the Marshalls and core of that enemy defense -As the momentous Invasion moved through its fifth preliminary reports told of amazingly light American losses during the achievement of a strong wedge into mid-Pacific positions Japan has held 25 Rear Adm. K. commander of the amphibious lie was November during the bloody of the our assault were far under what had been Jap Resistance Totters U. S. Seventh division reinforcements and mechanized equipment in great force moved against Nipponese resistance at the south end of the atoll where 1.250 of an estimated of 2.000 had been wiped out by Wednesday American were at 27 nine and 190 The north end of wiMi at Roi and Ihn repair and of were entirely in of Fourth division Rnl quickly overrun Tuesday and the slaugher of bitter-end defenders of Namur was announced Preliminary estimates of American losses at Roi and Namur were than 100 killed and 400 The bulk of Kwajalein's more than 32-islets now are in American Only Resistance on The only enemy of on ern end of the airfield and a deep troops which Tuesday pushed the Japanese against the northeastern part of the have landed troops and mechanized equipment in force and are proceeding with the annihilation of the Adm. Chester W. Nimitz's referred confidently to the Last Admiral Nimitz announced that the overall objective of the the entire of more than 32 Marshall bases spreading over an 800 mile square ocean continues to feel the power of American Two New The raids Tuesday and extended the offensive to previously mentioned as northwest of was pounded Wednesday by Liberators which ground installations with nearly eight tons of of navy search planes hit a small cargo vessel at Namu atoll These latest which also a 13-ton of the airfield on Mill and strikes at and Taroa on extended an aerial campaign of land-based planes which has been uninterrupted sinco early in planes joined in tho attack as tho Federal Ballot Wins First Test in Senate Feb. 4. from a smashing house the administration won a crucial senate test for its federal war ballot plan today by beating down a offered by a coalition of Southern Democrats and By a vote of 46 to 42. the senate rejected a proposal to scrap the federal war ballot and supplant it with a plan to provide state ballots for those in The administration victory pointed toward a stalemate between the senate and since the latter rejected federal ballot proposal in passing a state absentee ballot last The vote was a decisive senate test because the opposition to the administration was united behind the Says Nazis Prepare To Evacuate Crimea Feb. 4. navy publication Red Fleet said today the Germans were making preparations to evacuate the if A dispatch related that the were concentrating transport planes in the Crimea with experienced The large Black Sea peninsula was isolated months ago by the Russian advance past to the mouth of the Dnieper
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