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Iola Register (Newspaper) - August 10, 1944, Iola, Kansas COMP w - X i i S A S THE IOLA REGISTER VOLUME 246 Weekly 1867. The Daily THURSDAY AUGUST 10,1944. 0bmmot to The late DaUr The loto cad Ida Ditty EIGHT PAGES + + + The WAR TODAY + + + BY DEWITT MACKENZIE I have before me a letter from reader hotly advocating the of Germany's popu latlon as the only way to insure That of course represents an ex treme not and one which I'm sure my cor respondent wouldn't back up on i I've get to en counter anybody who i ventured an opinion at all who didn't say he hoped the Allied armies would fight their way through the Reich so the German people would get over whelming I that's an argument we try to settle Probably that just but heavy retri button is necessary to prevent repe titton of and in this I call attention to the fact that the fatherland just now is en twins a period of chastening which will be Our column yesterday pointed out that the next few weeks are going to be among the most crucial of the war for This is the period of the great retreat of Hit ler's broken armies to his Inner de catastrophic reversal of the victorious blitzkrieg with which he opened the It's the period which will give the Germans the worst punishment they've endured in modern They will be undergoing both the strain of their dictator's awful regimentation for total and the despair of defeats and Thus both military and civilians are about to be put through a fierce test of Der fuehrer will be lucky If they don't crack The defeats the Germans are suffering now are far worse than anything they encountered In the last Their casualties in the previous conflict were 7,142,558 and already on Page 8, No. 2) New Health Plan Ends Third Year The P. S. A. health program for Farm Security families in Allen county ended its third year on July 31st. The plan has proven quite satisfactory for both the doctors and participating Clifford PSA Supervisor for Allen said this The health program Is a plan and the family pays for any ordinary medical and hospital expense that may come up during the year when they pay their annual membership fee of Nearly 100 families were members of association this past All bills from hospitals and druggists are submitted each month to Mrs. Hallie treasurer of the I and are This past year all J bills submitted were paid in PSA the establishment of such health but will not lend money for memberships or otherwise take part unless the local county association of men endorse the association and take an in establishing it. Each family has its free choice of any physician connected with the PSA are for families in to permit them to join the health association and are budgeted in with the balance of their PSA same health plan has been established for coming Capt. F. S. Reynolds Retires September 8 to Boea voluntary retirement from active duty with the Army Air Forces of Captain Frederick S. Reynolds of was today by Brigadier General Lawrence commanding general of Boca Raton Air a technical school of AAP Training A Veteran of World War in which he served as a sergeant and officer in the Reynolds has been on duty at Raton Field as Erosion Control He reverts to inactive status September 8, 1944. With the organizational and training phases of the AAP greatly the number of suitable assignments available for officers of generalized or for certain types of has been Gen. it possible for some officers lover 38 years of age to be making available their civilian A graduate of Oklahoma A & M College and Iowa State the has been on active duty since August 15, 1942. Reynolds was employed by the Soil Conservation Service here before be was called to active duty in 1943. His daughter Jane attended college here and has been a Kansas State College the Mrs. Reynolds was to lola a short time ago due to illness of her mother who is at the Reynolds home In Wheeler their youngest accompanied Mrs. Reynolds Admirals Confer at Honolulu Fala Not Permitted To See July 29 came 2,000 miles aboard the presidential cruiser to Hawaii but he got only a glimpse of fabled Waikiki from the Recently tightened quarantine laws confining canines were not relaxed even for and President Roosevelt asked no special favors for his So Fala lolled well behaved and well loved by officers and A presidential aide kept a close watch over the Seattle's welfare with daily telephone calls to the Only A sailor plucked one of hairs for a Lamb To Be Point Free But Points Go Back On Pork Loins and Hams Aug. 10. grade lamb will become Sunday along with beef steaks and roasts of the same while point values will be restored not only to pork loins and hams but to canned The Office of Price announcing this also boosted ration values on all cheeses two to four points a pound and increased point values on farm and process butter in line with the hike to 16 points a pound ordered for effective July 23. The new charts will be In effect from Sunday through September 2, only half the regular period because of a delay in distributing the August New values assigned for pork loins range from four points a pound for end cuts to eight points for center loins will cost five points a smoke as well as also get a value of five points a with shank ends two points and slices nine The value on ham Is two points a pound than on the uncooked Points on Canned Fish Canned fish goes back under rationing because of definite scarcity in nearly all sections of the OPA The more popular including tuna and will require six points a To compensate for more on Page 8, No. 3) MUNICIPAL BAND PROGRAM 8:30 p. m. - Court House Flag Methodist Church Boy of Panella Doll and In My Herbert Vocal Bubble from Mrs. W. A. Zimmerman Won't Go Home Till Donkey Star Spangled MacArthur Attended Conferences President Spent Three Days Talking And Inspecting Pearl Harbor Defenses July 29. Roosevelt today concluded three days of military conferences and inspections on this fortress island where two and a half years ago Japanese bombs blasted the United States into the The President arrived at Pearl Harbor July 26 from the marine base at San where he boarded a cruiser shortly after his July 20 speech accepting for a fourth Here he held his first wartime conference with the top strategists of the Chester W. Nimitz and Gen. Douglas MacArthur - and talked with other commanders representing the full scope of the Pacific war from pole to Later Roosevelt told reporters the meetings planned new against the and he reiterated America's Pacific war to retake and free the Philippines and to drive Japan to unconditional The chief executive coupled with his conferences detailed visits to Pearl Harbor and other military converted from the havoc of December 7, 1941, into an Island bristling with sea and air fighting He termed the conversion the amazing he had ever Admiral Nimitz and General latter wearing a leather field aboard the president's ship to greet the chiet executive as soon as he arrived at Pearl Pacific Heroes There good to see the president said to MacArthur as the two men came down the gangplank into a navy yard teeming with sailors and The crowd With them and Nimitz in later conferences were Admiral William F. commander of the Third Lt. Gen. Robert C. Richardson Central Pacific army and war the south and southwest Pacific Roosevelt termed his visit to the birthplace of the war a highly successful three and he swapped almost an hour of questions and answers with Pacific war correspondents and White House reporters for the Associated the United the International News Service and a representative of the four major radio networks who traveled with his party from Are Going We are going back to the Mr. Roosevelt and on Page 8. No. 1) Thompson and Harlan Get Together For Confab Behind Lines in France The bet with mostly elear skies Friday and highest Friday 1M-1M. m tor the 34 hours ending 6 lowest last Jaf today excess 5; mow since January 1, Ml this date last 77. Precipitation for the 34 boon ending at 8 a. m. today 0; total tor this year to date excess since January 1, 8.73 Sunrise 6:83 a. set 8:33 p. in. Thermograph readings ending 8 a. m. 9 a. m. 9 p. 10 a. m. 10 p. 11 a. m. 11 p. 13 13 m. 1 p. 1 a. 3 p. 3 a. 3 3 a. m. 4 4 a. 5 p. 6 a. 6 p. 6 a. 7 p.m. 7 a. 8 p. 8 a. Double Drive on Paris Kilgore Taf t Scores Measure Which Would Pay Up to a Week Aug. 10. Taft today criticised as what he said were attempts by sponsors of the demobilisation to provide to war workers on a par with those provided for soldiers and | can not see a soldiers and sailors serving at 860 a month and others receiving high wages in war Taft told the senate in urging defeat of the measure under which discharged war workers would receive up to a week In unemployment Taft said the treasury has sold In war bonds to Individuals working on the home front and these workers have accumulated in savings with which to cushion them against the economic impacts of the reconversion Despite a drive by the army and he members of the services have been able to acquire only in is no parallel between what the government owes to the working man and the fighting he Taft said the by Senator George would not change in any way the rights congress voted veterans of the present war in the on Page 8, No. 4) Scrap Matinee Nets Six Tons Between six and seven tons of scrap paper were collected as a result of the sponsored by the American Legion in cooperation with the lola theatre according to an estimate by Martin chairman for the waste paper committee of the Legion is very gratified by the response to the matinee and we want to thank the people of Allen county who have turning in scrap paper at the designated salvage said Mr. We plan to continue the drive as long as favorable results are produced and the need for paper be Legion members have been working in the evening to get the scrap paper received at the salvage depots In shape to send to Money from the paper Is for the most part put Into Mr. Haney Sgt. Ev former city editor of The and Lieut. Col. R. L. Thompson former and editor of The met on a field in France a few weeks ago and had a great time hashing over their according to a letter received here by Mrs. Harlan as I was eating related called me up to the mess telling me some lieutenant wanted to see me. I couldnt Imagine who it was but it turned out to be a young officer from Thompson's outfit whom he had sent out in a looking for me. He told me the old man had told him to try and locate our outfit and find and he had followed one our trucks for six miles to discover where we are had a nice chat with the officer and gave him some Registers to take back to I thought Bob might turn up himself in a couple of but he beat came down just as soon as the lieutenant got back and told him where I Having a Great Time got here about 5:30 in the evening riding over in a jeep with his He looked fine except that he was dirty and a little haggard from loss of who doesnt over He appears to be having a great time out of the war and is his usual old roaring He modestly admitted that he has the damned artillery in the took him around and introduced him to some of the boys and a couple of the and they were really The first a lot of them had and Bob really looked the part. Most of the we spent sitting on the ground talking about our adventures for the past two years and exchanging as much gossip from home as we told me that he had just recently got his first mall in almost two letters from home all in one His outfit is scheduled to come back for a rest in the next few and he says he will try to come down Sunday and see me Makes Big Impression really made an Impression on the bunch here with some of his One of the boys was talking to his driver while I was showing Bob and he told me later that the driver said they are all scared of the but that they'd to hell for They say he is a real takes care of his men first and then thinks of his own visit made quite an Lieutenant colonels dont come over to visit sergeants every and I got quite a kick out of the officers and men who would walk by us as we sat on the ground with out backs against a stump talking about the times we used to have Some of their eyes really bugged seems very optimistic about the end of the He doesnt think it is very far off. I certainly hope he is All he is worried about is the fact that we may get stuck In the army of We both want to get home Just as soon as we get the job done Lancaster Skips Bond In County Court J. H. Jumped his bond when he failed to appear In county court this according to Sheriff Homer Lancaster had been arrested for drunken disturbance of the peace at Moran and was to stand trial this He while threatened a garage worker and started a Troxel If his bondsmen failed to bring him to a fugitive warrant would be issued for Troxel At * t- & 4 American troops capture Le 110 miles from and continue latest reports placing them eighty-seven miles from their In the south of Canadian and British troops have broken out of the Normandy beachhead area and are gaining steadily as Nazi resistance appears to be Clare Booth Luce 'Em Aug. 10. took Clare ' Boothe Republican representative from the fourth Connecticut congressional to listeners who heard her refer to New Deal officials as in her speech accepting for her congressional At the which followed the district convention Mrs. Luce explained to puzzled delegates that not to be found in standard was an old American used by in particular and meant muddled or mixed Mrs. Schlosser Dies In Indiana Mrs. Anna Mary 80, died Tuesday at the home of her daughter in Mrs. Schlosser was born in Germany to Allen county in 1900. She was the widow of well-known Alien county who died about 19 She was a member of the LaHarpe Christian She is survived by three all of Kansas Henry and and four Mrs. H. O. Kansas Mrs. W. T. W. C. and Mrs. A. E. Ind. The body will lie In state at the Releford Funeral Hamev until 10 s. Funeral services will be held in the Zerba 1 west of LaHarpe on Highway 64, 4 p. The Rev. J. Lee Releford will Burial will be at the LaHarpe Truck Strike Gets Worse Roosevelt May Order to Take Over Lines Kansas Aug. 10. Possible action by President Roosevelt was awaited today as all except seven truck live of them railroad remained No notification that the Office of Defense Transportation might be called upon to operate the lines had been received by the ODT regional office the which has a highway transport division and has been working with the is prepared to act if called said R. C. ODT One unverified report was that the ODT would take over the lines this It was pointed that if the ODT did act it probably would serve only In an administrative capacity with the lines continuing to operate with their present officials and Out at Truck shipping from Tulsa's busy terminals came to a standstill today as hundreds of drivers staged a spontaneous which brought the highway transport tie-up into Eddie chairman of a local negotiating said drivers had been drifting off the job throughout the morning as quickly as freight docks were No new cargos were accepted yesterday or Stith estimated the number of drivers joining the walkout at 3,000. Union officials set the figure at 300 to 400. Officers of the local teamsters Stith ordered the drivers to leave their jobs at a meeting In the union's headquarters Reds Pose New Threat Gains River May Flank All East Prussia Heavy Bombers Strike Ploesti Aug. 10. of American heavy bombers from England and Italy struck today at fuel and transport facilities around for the second time In a dozen at the great Romanian oil center of Upwards of 500 Flying Fortresses and escorted by Mustangs and started fires licking at the tank cars and derricks 35 miles northwest of Some installations 19 miles northwest of Ploesti also were bombed in this 13th attack from Italy on the major spring of Nazi olL No Draft After European Peace Aug. 10. end of the war In Europe probably win mean no decrease in the number of men needed in the says MaJ. Gen. Lewis B. national Selective Service still win need mans men for its Pacific he said at a press conference the army will continue to need replacements for men who have had long Aug. 10. grave new Russian flanking threat to both East Prussia and Warsaw in the area of the upper Narew a famous battleground of the last was disclosed today in the German of the upper Narew repeated Soviet attacks were either beaten off or the Berlin bulletin The German radio also reported Russian troops were across the Vistula only 36 miles southeast of the nearest crossing to the Polish capital yet The report said Soviet troops in establishing a bigger bridgehead across the which flows eastward into the Vistula below the The dispatch underlined an Immediate flanking threat to the south of as as to the The where broke Russian lines just 39 years ago and forced the armies of the Czar to evacuate the Warsaw meanders near the south border of East generally five to 15 miles i Any appreciable advance west of the Narew would outflank East Prussia and expose German armies there to just as the 30 to 25 divisions of the 16th and 18th armies have been reported cut off in Latvia and such a drive would outflank Warsaw to the just as the Polish capital has been flanked loosely to the south by a 41-mile bridgehead west of the Vistula In the area about 110 miles below Pfc. Jack Kilgore Killed On Saipan Word received directly from Mrs. J. A. Kilgore this week adds information the death of Pfc. John R. formerly of who was reported killed in action in a story from Mildred In The Register of July 31. Pfc. Kilgore was killed in Saipan in the Mariana Islands June 15, hot in France as was stated in the previous as be was known by most of his friends enlisted In the Marine Corps soon after Pearl Harbor and served overseas from 1943, until 1943, receiving presidential citations for combat service in the Solomon After returning home for a furlough and a tour of duty at Camp he again went The last word received from him by bis parents was a letter dated May 13, 1944. Kilgore was a graduate of Mildred high school In 1941. for Admitted by Berlin September or June Your Choice With U. 8. Troops in Aug. 10. Intense Is the conviction among American troops that Germany is in a state of near collapse that many already are placing bets on her fall anywhere between October 1 and New the U. S. First army formed a pool set on when Paris will be with predictions ranging from August 15 to October 1. The favorite date in the pool is September 1. New Aug. 10. Henry chief of the Associated Press bureau in brought home today a Russian prediction that it will take until next summer to crush Germany Cassidy quoted an unidentified Soviet authority he is in as good a position as anyone to know what's going The prediction was quailed by a statement that the such as the next bomb hitting would change the Hope for Aid To Florence Italian Citizens In Desperate Plight As City Suffers Aug. 10. Vatican took steps today to help the Allies relieve the desperate plight of the population of while Canadian aided by 360 Italian mopped up hostile Fascist elements In the southern portion of the Transportation facilities to send flour and other necessities to the archbishop of Ella Delia for distribution to a popu latlon suffering from food and wa ter shortages was asked by the The Allied command said 150 men and women found in possession of small arms and grenades were arrested in the roundup of hostile who occupied the area between the Via Del and the Via the working men's Sniper Trouble Snipers have been giving the Eighth army trouble from the moment the first patrols entered the This was the first disclosure that Canadian troops were back in the Earlier South Africans had entered and held southern Only minor operations were reported along most of the Eighth and Fifth army fronts as the main body of German which has been resisting strongly in the bend of the Arno river east of withdrew to the northern Infantry moved up to that occupying all the high ground on the southern A part of the population of including some of the many thousands of refugees who have overcrowded the have moved Into the nearby where they were subsisting upon fruits and the first food distributed by Allied Announce A New Air Force No Effort to Defend Le Next Line Of Defense Within 50 Miles of Paris Good Conduct Medal To Edwin J. Trites to TIm Aug. 9-Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Trites have received word that their Edwin J. has been awarded the good conduct medal after seven months of duty an air warning outpost somewhere in Trites has been in India almost two He is now serving in the medical record Don't Know Whether to Hold Down Farm Production or Open Throttle Aug. 10. with the possibility that the war in Europe may end before the War Food Administration is wrestling hard with a question of whether it should soon begin putting the brakes on food production or keep the throttle at full A decision will have to be made so that farmers can plan future production The WFA is divided into two schools on the production The division largely reflects the agency's dual responsibility of meeting greatly expanded war needs and of protecting markets against It will be up to Food Administrator Marvin Jones to decide between these two or to effect a Big Stockpile At the bottom of the issue is the uncertainty as to future military and foreign relief Large stockpiles of concentrated foods have been accumulated to meet No one seems to know just how large the stocks Figures on military stocks are being kept a Rough estimates nevertheless place government-owned stocks of concentrated foods here and abroad at between 15,000,000 and 30,000,000 Included are items such as dried powdered and evaporated canned and dried fruits and and Need Less For Relief expecting a quick demobilization of the armed say these stocks would go a long way toward meeting relief the size of they is not expected to be anywhere near the forecasts made before Allied armies moved into Europe to find the food situation better than lt had been At issue also is the form civilian food demands are likely to take when the war Highly conscious of the fact that a drought or some other agency could quickly change the food production officials argue that it is wiser to have too much rather than too They want 1945 production kept at present maximum Supreme Headquarters Ak lied Expeditionary Aug. 10. armor was believed to be driving into the last 50-mile zone of defense for Paris today as supreme headquarters announced formation of a revolutionary new airborne announcement presaging news blows for fronted by a powerful 175-mile British - Canadian - American called the fight a for They had abandoned without a serious fight the key city of Le 100 miles from the French apparently giving up all Idea of a stand along the and their next comparable system of lateral communications ran from Orleans northward through 50 miles from The new air-borne consolidating all Gen. D. glider troops and necessary Hying personnel Into one outfit approximately the size of a full b headed by Lt. Gen. Lewis H. veteran of the Mediterranean and European theaters who formerly commanded the American Ninth air Great Striking Power This with its unprecedented mobile striking uas believed capable of delivering some of the most decisive strokes of the Supreme headquarters wrapped In official mystery the actual whereabouts of the American spearheads which last were reported by the Germans to be probing points 87 miles from but one qualified observer can be pretty sure they are not Just camping outside Le At the northern end of the the Germans were rushing troops southward across the and had succeeded In erecting a but makeshift screen on Page 8, No. 5) American Subs Add to Toll Aug. 10. accused by both Britain and Canada of slaying captured Allied announced today that she was protesting to American authorities that Nazi prisoners had been killed on the Italian A Berlin broadcast said a strong note of protest was being forwarded through neutral Switzerland over the treatment allegedly given seven Germans who after they had used up their ammunition and after being encircled by American One was by an American soldier in a shed with a while others were at from a distance of seven yards with and heavy hand grenades also were thrown at the A by the bodies of his succeeded in escaping from the shed and returning to his the broadcast Americans Accused Of Slaying Prisoners Aug. 10. American operating in Japanese waters have destroyed another 16 enemy Including one the navy announced The latest bag of the far-ranging which may have operated in coastal waters of the Japanese brings to 839 the number of Japanese ships of all types probably sunk or damaged by submarines Included in the total are 54 warships definitely sent to the 11 probably sunk and 14 The damage to the enemy merchant fleet includes 633 ships 26 probably sunk and 101 Against the total damage inflicted since the war American submarine losses now stand at 27, of which three were lost In maneuvers or other May Restore Flat Ceiling On Pork Aug. 10. proposal to restore flat ceiling price of per hundred Chicago for live hogs is being considered by food At present there are two ceiling per hundred for hogs weighing 340 pounds or less and for those weighing
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