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Iola Register (Newspaper) - August 11, 1944, Iola, Kansas 1 I STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY TOPEKA KANSAS VOLUME 247 ' ' ' ii 167. Tin 1S97. + + + The WAR TODAY + + + BY DEWITT MACKENZIE While we're waiting for a clue to the mystery of the battle of Paris where Is that Yank armored force which already has captured Angers and Mantes in its race the French the Russians are providing us with another first class mystery as the battle of the Vistula swells to its climax The tip comes from the Germans In their announcement that the Muscovites are a flanking movement west of the upper Narew that along the southern border of East When you this bit into the yon see that the Red forces though perhaps as a art pursuing at the moment the strategy employed by the armies which met terrible in East Prussia in the last The Weather Back in 1914 the Russian plan for conquest of East Prussia was to advance with two one to the north and the other the south of the notorious Masurian lake re The northern army attacked near the Insterburg east of and flung the Germans Then the southern army drove up against the Germans in the sector and the historic battle of Tennen berg in which Field Marshal Von Hindenburg inflicted a great defeat on the czarist The aging Von had spent much of bis long life studying the Masurian Be used to tor ture his troops with grilling maneu vers each year In this inhospitable Folk regarded Mm as daft on the but when it came to the in East Prussia the kaiser sent for the man of the on Page C No. 3) Relax Political Censorship Rule Aug. 11. of tight official controls on l pictures and speeches | Which the armed forces may see and hear today appeared in Interested senators and representatives of the services agreed on an amendment to the soldier voting law as applied to political Congressional action will be In the latest army application of the the guide to the army air was banned from sale at post exchanges because it carries a pen portrait of President Roosevelt captioned of the Army and Under strict application of the soldier voting law enacted last winter to prohibit the distribution of political propaganda through official the army banned within its jurisdiction of Various books and Agreement for a relaxing amendment was reached today at a conference among Senator Taft Senator Green R. and army and navy Both senators agreed after the that virtually all of the difficulties encountered thus far by army and navy in interpreting bill's limitations bad been ironed JNo Preaching Services Christian Church there will be no preaching the First Christian church two Sundays as the the Rev. E. W. Harrison will be mt of town on The regular communion service will be held during the opening of Sunday school and a short talk will be given by H. A. The classes will bj dismissed in time to visit other KANSAS - Fair fat scattered In east and cooler Saturday fair and highest 80-85 in north in south por fair and cooler for the 24 hours ending S p. m. 99, lowest last night 75; normal for today 80; excess yesterday 6; excess since January 1, this date last 93; lowest 70. Precipitation for the 24 hours ending at 8 a. m. total for this year to 81.73; excess since January 1, 8.62 Sunrise 6:83 set 8.22 p. m. Thermograph Readings Ending 8 a. m. 9 p. m. 9 a. m. 10 a. m. 11 a. m. 12 noon 1p.m. 2p.m. 3 p. m. 4 p.m. 5 p. m. 6 p. 7 p. 8 10 p. 11 p. 12 1 a. 2 a. 3 a. 4 a. 5 a. 6 a. 7 a. 8 a. Air Interest Continues Two More Solo Stinson Job Here Sunday Interest continues at a high pitch at the Zola municipal Two Initial solo hops were made yesterday Rues stu Harry son of Mrs. Margaret owner of the Modern and George employee of the Olberding Welding This brings to five the number of trainees who have their at the Sunday a Stinson cabin plane will be at the airport to offer rides to Lynn will bring the plane from Since the inception of the flying the city has made several Improvements at the port. Mayor Tom Waugh says that others are under consideration pending a visit from a C. A. A. probably next Both the and the have been graded and are now 500 feet in The long north-south strip has been put into condition and landings are being made there each The city has provided a temporary office for instructor and a water well has been If the sample sent in is okayed by the University of Kansas a circulation pump wil be put in and cold drinking water will be Rural Teachers In Big Turnover Allen county schools have suffered a 40% turnover in teacher personnel this according to Mrs. Esther county With the war time drain on teachers and without the junior college from which the county has always drawn a number of graduating vacancies have become increasingly difficult to In spite of these there are only three remaining vacancies in the rural schools Fifty of last year's teachers will be back at their desks and ten who formerly taught In this county will Twelve beginning teachers will be numbered among the faculties of the county Eight county schools will be closed this either through lack of a school or lack of sufficient funds to support a Children in these districts will be sent to nearby GARDENER Ind. of the Peace Charles E. Jones lay in wait for thieves who had been raiding bis watermelon patch and caught were the Jones They're just J Sgt. Nicholas Tells of Amy Life In Alaska and Aleutian Islands Staff Sergeant Sheryl who has spent the past two years in Alaska and the Aleutian j told the Tola Rotary club of his at the regular club ing here last i Sgt. son of Mr. and Mrs. Art prominent Allen ty shipped to Alaska in 1942, at a time when the Aleutians were virtually ed and when a Japanese invasion of Alaska was well within He was not assigned to of the where fighting subsequently took but he spent years m the rains and winds of country U. 8. soldiers have been required to garrison in this they first Nicholas that it was a pretty They ' started from convert a barren piece of a camp and they turn of faculties and with which to For they didnt a single day of rest Cater things were better as supplies finally arrived to electric lights * equipped post Good picture shows were available for and only lonesomeness and the gloomy weather kept the situation from being as pleasant as most army camps are likely to Fishing Was Good Trout and salmon fishing were and Nicholas was one of a group who went on a week's hunting trip bagging among other animals both bear and In the course of his tour of duty he was sent to the interior of Alaska to attend a radio school first and did some 8,000 miles of 2,300 of It by He found the mainland a pleasant enough place except for the universal high three times the level prevailing in continental United He brought a number of souvenirs to the including the pelt of a red fox which be had purchased from an Aleutian trapper and claws from the bear his party had Sgt. Nicholas Is a member of the ground forces of the Eleventh Air Force and is in radio He is home now on Philippines Are Bombed First Time Organized Resistance On Guam Now Prepares the Way For New Objectives General Southwest Aug. 11. air phase of the battle for reconquest of the Philippines has begun just as the ground fight for reconquest of Guam ended In The first bombing of the Philippines since the fall of to the Japanese May 6, 1942, was an today by Gen. Douglas back at headquarters after a historic Pacific War ence with President At Pearl site of the Adm. Chester W. a announced that all organised Japanese resistance on Guam ended August 9, the 20th day of The campaign cost the United States 7,247 Including 1,214 But more than 10,000 Japanese were the demoralized remnants scattered in flight Instead of making the usual suicidal and Guam now becomes the third American Marianas base within bombing range of Japan by the fortresses which hit Nagasaki on ' Richard Kelly hailing triumph in the Marianas as greatest naval victory the United States has ever dramatically announced the establishment of amphibious Pacific fleet and troop headquarters on That means an advance of more than 3,000 miles from Pearl Harbor and bases the Americans closer to Japan than Miami is to MacArthur gave point proof to President Roosevelt's Pearl Harbor comment on forthcoming by announcing three successive night attacks on airdromes at on Mindanao in the southern by patrolling Liberat County Teacher Institute Here Teachers of Allen county schools will attend the annual institute next week beginning Monday for five days at the Jefferson school The institute is under the supervision of Mrs. Esther county Out-of-town speakers will be Supt. Carl who will discuss the Kansas State associa tion as a representative of that and Milton Remer of who will speak about the federal lunch program for rural and small Speakers from Iola will Include the Rev. J. Lee Dr. A. R. Mrs. Florence and Harlan Classes Each Morning Classes will be held each morning preceding the guest Mrs. Pearl Miss Julia and Mrs. Ida Faddis will make up the faculty for the classes on community primary and remedial reading and primary demonstration A feature of the institute will be groups which meet each morning for discussion of problems confronting the The meetings will be open discussions with all present contributing from their experiences as Still Grow 'Em Big In Horseshoe Bend Ollie Gas City brought to The Register this afternoon a stalk of field corn a full 15 feet It wouldn't stand up on the floor of The Register office without having the ceiling bend the top The one ear on it was higher any man could reach without standing on a Mr. Parks grew the corn on some acreage in Horseshoe Bend neighborhood which he is farming this He also had the back of his truck full of canteloupe and pumpkin which he said was the best he had ever One of his not a common variety around weighed 20 Hot Today Bat Cool Tomorrow Aug. 11. weather eased Into Kansas from the northwest bringing at least temporary relief from a week of scorching Before the cool air reaches eastern Weatherman S. D. Flora said temperatures there would get close to 100 degrees again Flora said there might be a few scattered showers in northern and western Kansas Eastern Kansas bad one of its hottest nights of the year last the temperature at Concordia getting no lower than 82. Other readings ranged between 75 and 80. range was expected to be from 55 in the extreme northwest to 75 in the FRIDAY AUGUST 11,1944. New Strategy to Paris Drive to Tkc Tah Tho Dear SIX PAGES - K After taking Le American forces have cut due north toward the Slene perhaps to trap large German forces In Other forces are said to be heading for Tours and Orleans in a sweeping flanking the south of Aircraft Production Cut Production of Some Types in Order To Increase And the New Aug. 11. The government focused aircraft production on Japan Instead of Germany in a major shift which will release an estimated 120,000 aircraft the end of this Downward trends over the next twelve months were set for liberator transports and Thunderbolt coinciding with growing emphasis on the new aerial scourges of big Boeing which slammed again yesterday at the and its new the Consolidated Twenty thousand persons will be released in the next 80 the war estimated ordering the cutback and 84,000 aircraft jobs are waiting to absorb Planned Last May Successes of the European invasion set the aircraft shift In it was The action s planned last but was held up ' until the advance into fortress Europe and tht impotence of the luftwaffe demonstrated that the aircraft Industry could safely be aimed at the Japanese Liberator bombers will gradually be wiped out of production at North American's plant In and will be pared down at Ford's great Willow Run plant and the operation at San is being replaced in considerable part by the much heavier and said the cutback released by the Office of War The San Diego plant will turn to the a whose characteristics still are secret but which was designed as a running mate to the which already have raids on Japanese targets to their Churchill Makes Trip to Italy Aug. 11. Minister Churchill has arrived in Allied headquarters announced tonight the prime minister's but did not disclose the purpose of his trip or how Jong he would It was Churchill's first visit to the Italian war theater and followed closely a trip earlier this week to the Normandy MacArthur Or New Cooperation Between Them Most Exist in Future By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER Aug. 11. of closest cooperation General and W. Nimitz in preparation for coming offensives In the western Pacific presumably was one of President Roosevelt's objectives in going to The fight to split Japan's island empire has reached the point where Pacific area and Southwest Pacific will not much longer work in separate The lines of their swift headed up now in western New Guinea and In Guam and are approaching the point of convergence in the In a similar situation in the Solomon Islands a year ago MacArthur met Admiral William F. and by order of the Joint chiefs of staff himself assumed strategic direction of the on Page 8, No. 4) Red Pincers East Prussia j New Offensive May i Cross Narew River | Or Curve to Vistula i And Outflank Warsaw Rev. Taylor to Speak At Union Services BUSINESS AS USUAL Oklahoma employes will bold a picnic but they won't be allowed to forget They'll have to share a and before they can eat they must turn in red ration ' The Rev. Stanley minister of the Baptist will be the speaker at the union church services Sunday night at 8:30 in the court house Mr. Taylor has chosen About the for his The Rev. Perry O. Honson will be the presiding minister and special music will be furnished by a vocal Lone Surviving American Marine Found on Guam After Recapture Temperatures SB and M were forecast for U. 8. Fleet Pearl Aug. 11. wheel came full circle today for Chief Radioman George Ray 42-year-old Oregonian who outlasted Japanese squads remorselessly hunting him for 31 nightmare months on He escaped 10 days before the Americans invaded Guam July 20. His story and that of Guam's were announced almost simultaneously by the navy From the 10, 1841 handful of Americans on the Tweed lived in precarious flight on the 250-square mile island far out In the The persistent Nipponese bunted him like an finally detailing a 80-man often would have Always Hoped Behind him were burning memories of navy and marine friends who without in the stubborn but hopeless first defense of the He was by the constant hope of rescue by advancing American The story he told after his rescue July 10. was released to the United States almost with announcement that recapture of Guam been Tweed had seen Japanese forces rolling to victory past his Now the final were ragged ind fleeing Instead of fighting with Wife Reinstated in the U. & navy and promoted tram radioman class tte Tweed was was reunited in San with his Mary Frances 27, and their 9, and 3. They had not seen him since 1914, when they left During his ordeal the navy man's hair silvered and he lost 30 He gained back on Page 6. No. 2) Aug. 11. armies applying a great pincers upon East Prussia swept today within 50 miles of Tilsit and Memel and threatened the southern boundary of that home of the Junkers with a plunge across the Narew Marshal Konstantin besieging Warsaw for the 12th thrust a threatening army group toward East Prussia from positions northeast of the Polish Tins group increased the menace to because it could curve to the Vistula and outflank the city from the Russian troops already were seven more miles Inside the Suwalki which Germany annexed East Prussia from Poland In 1939. In the the Soviet army group of 37-year-old Gen. Ivan sent bombs and artillery shells into the German province and fought bitter and repeated counterattacks at several gateways to East A hundred miles or so south of the Russians widened the breach across the Vistula river to 42 miles and advanced doggedly to within 26 miles of In that area the Red army stood within 75 miles of German Silesia and within 35 of ancient capital of Poland and her fifth The extermination of Germans trapped in the upper Baltic states neared its final Two captured German generals said more than 30 German divisions 300,000 or more would be wiped out when the Baltic drive was some thousands of the whose land communications were cut by a Russian plunge to the Baltic 25 miles west of still may be extricated by The Red air force continued to pounce on any shipping seen moving from Baltic American Tank Units May Trap 300,000 They Caught Him Afl Right Aug. 11. Japanese soldier leaped up on the crest of a ridge and shouted down at several U. S. cant catch The Marines let him and then caught a dozen Oscar Now Back On Nut Diet Camp Aug. 11. teeth of squirrel mascot of a tank battalion company grew so long and soft on G. I. rations that the commanding officer ordered him to the dental i Sgt. Albert K. Wood held the mascot while Arthur E. dental ground the molars to a cutting Oscar immediately tried to use them on a group of Now Oscar is back on a strictly nut Hit Again Three Lost in Blow Against Japanese Industrial Targets Aug. 11. forces of mighty lambasted centers of ese industrial strength 3,500 miles apart in raids yesterday that left three of the aerial giants unaccounted and a fourth down in friendly At least three enemy craft were destroyed in carrying out the missions under cover of The 20th bombing command announced this data today in provide ing additional details on the the third major strike of the Boeing bombing results reported both at in southern Sumatra and at Nagasaki on the Japanese island of The Palembang officially described as the bombing mission ever was directed against the whence comes a major portion of Nippon's high octane Over Japanese home territory the bombers spent 90 plastering the 12th largest Anti-aircraft opposition at Plad joe was described as to mod and at Nagasaki as to moderate and Fighter opposition similarly was weak to moderate at and over where crews reported they downed one At least two others were shot down by fighter aircraft attached to a forward base in China where one of the made a forced only to be pounced upon and strafed by four Japanese Rail Shipments Ease Situation Kansas Aug. 11. Rail shipments of freight piled up here by the week-old truck drivers strike had greatly eased the transportation Frank T. regional director of the Office Transportation railroad division said A check of shipments here showed railroads yesterday had a 30 per cent increase over the day Maboney Truck who were awaiting action from said the principal hardship from the strike fell on smaller communities which have no rail Aug. 11. Nebraska communities were reported today to be using reserve stocks of groceries and meats as the six-day old midwest truck strike tied up and in Omaha an estimated 100 soldiers were picking up war supplies from idle truck terminals for shipment by rail There was no indication whether acute food shortages would develop before the trucks are returned to expected sometime this week when the government is scheduled to seize lines in eight midwest Attorney General said in Seattle that government may take over any Movements Remain A Mystery Deep Thrusts Toward Paris May Take Dramatic Turn In Any Direction Soon Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Aug. 11. American tank forces were reported throwing the main weight of their attack to the north today after a deep mystery thrust toward and Gen. Sir Bernard L. Montgomery declared tonight that great bulk of the German forces in northwest Europe are in a bad The commander of ground troops in France announced in a message to his are 'round behind them in many places and it is possible some of them may not get are momentous days and complete victory lies There still was no official inkling as to the depth of penetration toward Paris or the progress of the northward but the Paris radio said the Americans bad passed 30 miles north of Lfi At Alencon the spearhead would be but 42 miles from forces to the north Two days had since the Americans took Le 110 miles southwest of and the latest advices from - the front said no solid opposition had yet been encountered by the armored and motorized May Trap 3M.000 An American dash to the Seine west of Paris might trap up to 300.-000 German In the 24 houfs ended at Wednesday midnight the Americans captured 4,322 of the Montgomery was hammering at German resistance below Caen so fiercely that the Germans risked destruction if they eased up for a The supporting the attacks toward and toward below captured the German stronghold of 15 miles southwest of Below the Americans also were closing in around the eastern side of the German pocket at below taking and on Page No. 1) Roosevelt at Hawaii party Paint loomg in I at St. Louis hospital in the Photo from Diamond Road To Cut Off Hate At War's A Major Task Big Aug. 11. One of the major post war according to Henry will be to level off the far-reaching hatreds that have been created by the present world The noted Industrialist took time out from a vacation with Mrs. Ford at his summer lodge on the nearby Lake Superior shore to comment upon the progress of the war and the steps that must be taken to make It the last Ford said he did not believe it would be necessary to dismember Germany after the war in order to prevent another rid of the militarists and the German people can live in peace with the rest of the he you cant get rid of the saber rattlers by cutting them off at the you will have to root out the philosophies that create Ford is talk of a world it isnt being called but those who propose world currency and world trade without tariff barriers are looking in that A worid federation and a parliament of man are it may not be in my lifetime but it's coming just as surely as the world moves have the finest calibre of men living in our country to bring about such a like General Arnold and Admiral both of whom I know I know they stand for everything that's Lt. Monninger Here After 50 Missions Lieut Earl who has bees overseas since Is home on a 28 day leave visiting his wife and young and his Mr. and Mrs. C. C. He will report at Santa when his leave is Monninger has completed 50 over enemy territory and has been awarded the air med al with four oak leaf the distinguished flying and a presidential citation with an oak MSf -
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