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"" foftfip* News, Wednesday, June 11, the UPC of g'us and the pros- tnost consistent newspaper feHahed dafty except Saturday by Tlic ' pa - m ^.^'Ks. 9fl^r.^mitf A\6 ' tffl Texas. Phone Bfifi." All departments. MRM.BETI OF THE ASbO- PED PRESS (Full Leased TViip). The AsswinU'tl Fre.is Is entitled e\Vely to the use for re publication of nil the local news printed In this newspaper, fls well as nil AP n^ 'l^r'atcbr^ Kntcn-d ^ser,,ml class fftftttel-at the post ofllcc at I'nmpi. Texas, imdfr the Act of Mnich jrd. lin». • > SUBSCRIPTION RATES . fa* n»t»t»TTftt» IT. Tinnma »Kr> npr wppk Paid In ndvancs (at office) 13.00 per slSmS^O 1 " p^ » C offhs7ff*w5}cr ye« Price• ver -Jnijl- «W « Cftnta. No mall ordefs accepted In localities Berved by carrier delivery. SWEET GAS BILL Some people act on the premise 1lia( a need can rarely, if ever, change, and make their decisions accordingly. There was a time when about the only market Tor gas frbm the Panhandle I'ields was for heating and lighting ptii'poses. But that condition has changed, because is.growing an industry in the Panhandle, pacts for expansion are bright. ^ , Gov Jester, though a former member of the Railroad Commission, which has not cared iru'.rh I'm; the car ion black industry, sa\v fit to sign tin- sweet gas lull yesterday He signed the bill, we can imagine, because, conservation was not the first virtue. To "conserve" gas in such instance. OIK "penny wise and pound foolish." H may lie tnu is no waste in consuming a cubic foot of gas light or fuel. Moreover, some of the cubic foot of gas allocated for the making of carbon black may be wasted. But, it should be pointed out in making the point, that not all the coal consumed in the furnace of a steel mill. nor in the heating of a steam ship goes For the allotted purpose, but who would think of denying coal loathe sl.ee industry, or to a freighter fleet because some of the coal was wasted? Also tin- signiu'-r of the bill creates an outlet lor the gas from the small producer and royalty owner. Tins has not been the case. In the past, the small owners wells were shut hi, since the pipelines refused to buy their sweet gas. which could be used only for light and tuel. It these wells had been shut in long enough, they would have drained to active reserves—mi somebody else's property. Cov Jester is to be congratulated in being aide to take a course of action different from the usual one. lie could plainly see the importance of the bill to this area, as the argument was presented to him by Panhandle representatives. And when lie passed Sen. llaxlewood's bill. top o' Texas" ho was still .•trial part of the stale. case, would be ' that there in making he proved to the people "at teresfod in them as an in In Hollywood BY KllSKIN?; JOHNSON MICA Staff Com'S]K>mlenl HOLLYWOOD—- "Amoricu today vants to laugh but Hollywood is xn&kixig too inanv heavy pictures. There just an'u't enoiu'.h comedies. Hollywood has forgotten thai, the people want to laup.h." That's the latest, word from the average .smu.li community theater owner. "Give us toHiedirs." they've yelling. "That's what people want U> see." Hollywood hopes to stop the wailing by fall. Neiu'ly 100 films wit!) comedy themes are in production or in the writing stages. The Grecr Carson-Richard Ni;y reconciliation apparently isn't jelling. Grew -will vacation in KnsUuid ^lis summer—alone. . . Louis Arin- j£*on(j is due in Hollywood in .lul.v to discuss plans for filininu his Ml-' story,, "Morn of Vlenty." Carmen Mi.'amlu, who oup.ht to know, .says she isn't expect ins.;- a visit from the stork. . . Al .Jul.son and Harry Akst. ju-t w.-ote a foi- low-up to'thf-ii' "Anniversary Soiri." The now one i.s tilled, "All My Love." HIGH PRESSUKING OFF A new advertising, policy has been launched by M-G-M on the theory that people are now shopping for their entertainment. The new policy —no more superlatives, extravagant, phrases or sensational punctuation. Soys the studio: "We're going to fell our pictures brieflj- and simply. The people don't want to he hi^h-prc.s.sured any mere." i'1'MiiiHl :,i'i'iii::. Tin • hii! t iiriiii!! 1 . in ilulv. < .VST I! K.AT It 1C A I, MFK Abuul it mont.li before starling hi i vole in "Dream C.iirl," Virginia Field married ecmposu- Howard Grodo in :i simple cc-reniuny at .Santa Barbara, Calif., lasting about, live miiunes. This week she spent four days pelting married to Patvic Knowles under the direction o! Mitchell l.risen. Of th.' Iwo* wi dding;;, said sh: v much iJCfferred ri inony. "Gcttiiis; married this way is much too hard on the nerves. How do you think a real liride would feel if somebody Kept yelling 'cut' just as her hiisliand-^it-bc is :tt)out say, 'I do'?" ASHINGTON By RA1' TUCKER CONTRIBUTIONS—A statistically minded group of mineral, agricultural and financial experts at Washington have irmclo a conscientious and non-political attempt to figure out ho\v in-uch longer the United States ran support the economy of a do/en or move nations without stretching our natural and money resources to the danger point. Although they claim no irmthe- mnlical accuracy for their fintlirtgs. it is their conviction that this country cannot continue its present l.ounty for more thnn five years without stripping or bankrupting itself. The various estimates range from three to ten years, but the average is about five, meaning that there may luv.'e to be an end to American contributions on the present scale by 1952. Former President Herbert Hoover recently said that he iiad mobilize.'.! a {..mui) of engineers and financiers to work OH the same project. While there lias been no collaboration between the two schools, it would not be .surprising if they arrived at almost the some estimate. Several of the Washington guessers were closely associated with Mi'. Hoover when lie was Secretary cf Commerce, and I lie busiest fact- finder who ever came to the Capital. DUST--The inventory recently completed here discloses that the United Slates has been depleted of four of the basic resources which have made it great and powerful, economically, industrially and politically. Nor does this .stock-taking consider the .setback which war service pa\v to millions of young men and women who had to quit classrooms, laboratories and business for a uniform. The four material depletions pertain to agricultural land. oil. iron ore and timber. From the farm country come warnings of a drought and dust, bosvl. perhaps within five years, iliat will exceed the drifts of t'iirl.h which followed World War I. Tin 1 new blight will result from thr fearful overproduction and lack of can-fill cultivation necessitated 1,-y producing enough food to Iced allied jinnies duriii! 1 .' the conflict and I hi 1 stricken peoples nf Kui'opi' since V-K Day. High prices for food, together with federal subsidies, have also ccntribuU'd to thjs scouring and scourging of the soil. Although few realize it. the billions which we have advanced during and since the war did not consist merely of cash or weapons. To a great extent, we shipped and stripped ourselves of the line, rich earth from the. fields of Illinois. Ohio, Indiana. Kansas, Nebraska et.-\ tated. and in the feverish war years they were not reforested. Besides the loss of lumber, the deforestation means land erosion, the gutting of farms and a disappearance of game. In the Far and North West, the problem has become especially serious. These materials—farm land. oil. iron ore. timber—are our principal resources of power and wealth. They are not renewable. Thus, if the experts nt Washington are only fifty percent correct, and if Mr. Hoover's research substantiates their findings, the United States may soon find it necessary to proceed on the theory that eliav- ity begins at home. COST—The financial picture is quite as depressing as the loss inventory of our natural resources. Secretary Marshall has said that he will submit no new proposals for foreign loans at "this session" of Congress. But he is now making an overall survey on the amount which the U. S. must, ship abroad to combat Communism. It is understood that he will come up with a total of about $50.000.000.- COO—half the Wallace and Stassen estimates—for the next ten years. Such an amount will boost the national mortgage to more than $300.000.000.000. unbalance the budget, and force a heavy increase in taxes. It may be worth this price to save the world from Communism, but the people who must pay the bill —the American people — have a right to know the ultimate cost. Common Ground By R, C. HOILES Bivnda Marshall, wearing a bustle for a scene in "WhisptTint; Smith," \va.s told by Director Leslie Fen toll to walk' (aster. "I get h," cracked Bob Preston, duckinvt, "you \vani. this sc.'iic lo have hustle umi bustle." So They Say Kcor.omic conflict untl trad jiivariably ,':et Uie utaxe i'or ij disunity. --Secretary of State Marshall. OIL—The United States furnished approximately seventy percent of the oil which fuelled allied .ships. ( planes, tanks, trucks and all the to i vehicles of the motorized and mecli- anixes forces of Worln War II. Japanese and German blockades in the Pacific und Mediterranean respectively. prevented England from tapping oil resources in the Par and Middle East. Postwar conversion of factories locomotives, ships and homes to oil Lurner.'i ha:; steadily reduced tin .supply. The production of several ] millions of automobiles a year will also make for excessive and unprecedented consumption. Harold Lloyd'.-; latest movie. "The Sin of Harold Dicldlebock," will be released under a new tiJe. The reason: After several showings in the east, Producer Howard Hughes said the title killed family trade because parents misinterpreted the vrord "sin." Harold's sin in the picture is buying a circus alter one too many drink.-;. Lanny Ross will tour the U. S. this summer in a. revival of "The Student Prince." . . . Paramount is again offering Al Jolson a Dig hunk of dough to make a co-starring picture with Bing Crosby. Jolson is thinking it over, but friends sny ho probably vill turn H dawn and stick with Col.um.bia. It costs no more 10 raise a child than to own an automobile, but the number of automobile owners i.-- rising while the birth rate in the United States is actually de- clinin!;.—Prof. Oliver E Baker, University of Maryland. Lund prices in many areas have reached peak-; which cannot, be sustained by probable long- time lunn I ea]iu!'(',s.'-"l J n'S'.cli.'iit Truman. QUICKiES By Ren Reynolds Producer Edward Small still hasn't found the actor to star in the life story of Rm'.olph Valentino But at'least, it's pretty definite now that the Valentino story will be filmed. Small is sending a camera, crew lo Italy to film back- BRIBE—Oil experts maintain that we still have untapped reserves in tidewater areas, oil sands, shale and lignite beds. But extraction of petroleum from those sources will be slow and expensive. It will mear higher prices for the product that runs factories, heats homes anh propels our cars. It is because of this prospective shortage that the United States during the Roosevelt regime, pait a bribe of approrimately §30,000.00 to King Ibn Sand of Saudi-Arabia or oil concessions within his coun ry. When the U. S. has lo go shoppin 'or this vital product so many thoti- :and miles away, and becomes dependent on a supply which could cut off in -a war with Russia, it is obvious that Washington is wcrried over the future production of a mineral without which the heavily inliustrializccl and motorized U. S. could not live. "The News Want Ad said it would wear lilt« iron—the sweater is knitted out of steel wool!" OUTSIDfe •1 WANT t& SHOW VOU NONA/ MR. MS'NUFF KISSES HIS Wlf-'E VJMEN H6 COMES HOME FROM WOf?K flFvCU WANT MINNIE V BUT-THAR'S \.TOO BAD FOR THEM// ^X\MUSTACHE, I V/ANT J FOLKS LMM' I FATHER MUSTACHE WANT S^v^ CHICAGO. WE SWAP. S TH AR, NOW-/CHICAGO, BECAUSE WAS I. FATHER MUSTACHE,) MEBBE. S ONCE FINE HUWTING < i HAVE SPOKEN .7jLCHUNDREDS. r .*yGROUND FOR ILLINOIS 1-~, -w&sri r'«Bar^ TR1BE - WMAT INJUNS ., c^~_ -^—m^A i j «raty OK)CE HAD , NduNS < CAN BET AGAIN ff J ^7 M\ >% i TALK HlHOUm THIS.. ROMANTICAL IDEA.'.' HI GIT INTO TFiDUBLE.r- O'COURSE ANY FOOL KNOWS CHICAGO BELONGS T' YO' IMOUMS-AS WHLTTV DON'*?' 1 MAD, __. THEM SQUATTERS AMY UTTL.E BIN THAR PO' HUNDREDS ) WARRIOR O'YARS. EF HE TRIES /CAN LICK . T'SHOO N EM ALL CJUTA * WHOLE < TOWN-THEY'S APT T' ^v TRIBE. QUITE A FIGHT/77 OF . CHICAGOS? HH' KBINGLE SOAP i£ <~ OM WITH THE -' SISNIN& . MOMMY! VWfcRE ITU 1 KWINSLE TKOAP? AM MOTHERS, WSE ")OU USIN& ft SOW* SCRATCHES AND TAKNISHES Bf«TS TEMPER SKM ? THEN SWITCH TO Farm Bureau and Americanism 1 note that. Edward A. O'Neil, President of the American Farm Bureau 'Federation, is protesting the cut of .f:WO,.'K)0,000 lo the Ag- •icullural Department. The Hoit.su Appropriations Commillee recom- .ni'iidod that the appropriation for* :he Departnionl of Agriculture bo "ill from $;,'J90,0(10,ll()0 lo $807,100,0(10. If they would completely i'liniinalo I ho Doparlmenl. fif AI;-' I'icullui't; the people of Hie United "Hales would he lieltf-r off in the o\\K run. • Hut it seems the- head of 1.1m' farm bureau does not understand what, (lie Declaration of Jndepend-; nee moans. Ho scorns to belicva in a European form of government, where might, makes "right"/' where pressure groups can rob other groups. Mr. O'Neil contends that the fanners should get in the form of subsidy part of, the money collected by tariffs. J-le would much bell or advocate the repeal of tariffs. Two wrongs' do not make a riftht. And here is a nice example of an attempt' to protect one group and another) group jumps in and wants lo be protected. > The principles set down in the Declaration of Independence do mil. permit the government lo tux one group for the benefit of another group. In the long run it. is not even good for the farms to have the government, interference with a free market. In the long run it, will mean eventually that Hie fanners will not be able to manage their own farms. Even-; Umlly if prices arc to be main-i < allied, the government will have to control haw much or how many ( acres each farmer can produce of plant. That means government! planning; that moans loss of! human initiative; that means that, the efficient man can't grow as rapidly as he would under a competitive system; that means the people in the city also will suffer.' It is loo bad that men like Ed-! ward O'Neil get to be at the headi of farm groups who do not under-! stand the American way of life. ; Yes, what, wo need is a muchl bigger reduction in tlio uppropria-' tion to the Department of Agri-j culture. USTEM, WK^ tfEINGUE! I WANT VOUE. REJECTION TO OUP- N6VM SINGING i THAT'S.'WI sec-REt FOfe THft TIME teiiie IWtKRIN«U i 00? THAT K.&N6LS 'feel- THEM SUP* W M& A * tl >£ MOU'VE PISCOVEEM IN THAT , MP.PAPP! WHO IS HE? KING OF BEASTS, EH? NUTS.' VOU COULDN'T 51-U<5 VOUR WAV OUT OF A WET PAPER BAS.' C'MON, YOU Bl<& PHONY»« GIT BACK UP Om YOUR ,-, HIND LEGS; AN' THI* TIME, DON'T LEAD WITH _ YOUR RISHT* WELL* BETTER. AIL DEUCES |rt THE •DECK-' </j LOSS—Ii'on ore is basic to tlje manufacture of steel, which under- Wushington experts shake their lies almost all American economy, heads over the depletion of this basic material. The famous Mesabi rantfe in Minnesota was worked almost to death during World War II, and it was our greatest source of iron ore. Timber is another product vital to our economy—factories, homes, furniture, automobiles, freight cars jtc. Our forests have been devas- LINE OF DEFENSE By Peier Edson WASHINGTON—'NEAl-rThc report of the President's Advisory Commission, -which recommends adoption of a Universal Military Training program for the United States, will be received critically by Congress, if the disposition shown to date moans anything. The OS-page report is a large capsule of conct'iilnitcd gloom. It spells out all the horrors of war—the next out;--in a manner lit to .scare anyone to death. I/jug range aircraft dropping atomic bombs and germs in Kneak attacks on dufense.- less cities,previously rendered helpless by fi'fth column activities and therefore unable to organize for counter attack. .•'The report says the United States cin be involved in another war in four difieieat v.ii>s By direct at- By becoming involved in for,-wars like the hist iwo. By try- ag to stop sonu aggressor from alning a foothold against the U. in Latin Amenta. Or by trying police up some United Nations --*- Then the commission says: lyience thus far gives very Evidence about the ability of I States, to deliver atomic decisive numbers against territory at great 8,sk if tlic United such an attack, ~ going to do it? ? Soviet name in i read it between any pair of lines, place you open thr; book. The report says three-fourths of the world still lives in poverty and in the shadows. That would leave [ no one eligible for Ihe job of aggressor, flic present Congress will argue. Universal military training' is recommended us the sixth line of national defense. In the five lines ahead of it arc put: A- strong, healthy, educated population. A coordinated Intelligence Service. Sci j cntific Research and Development. Industrial mobilisation and stockpiling. Regular Army, Navy and Air Force.iOperating under unified command. In this connection it should be noted that the seven Republican .senators who have just offered Congress an eight-point program for national defense, don't mention universal military training. MAY GET NO ACTION THIS YEAU The President's Commission says: "If the introduction of universal ! military service should have such i an indirect effect of weakening rather than strengthening the othei elements of our national security then the commission if of the fim opinion that the adoption of universal military training would he mistake and would diminish rathei than increase our national security.' Taken together, this phase of the commission's report and the proposa of the - Republican Senators ma; any j kill off any action on universal military training for this session of Congress. • And 1948 is an election ear. Yet. the need for speed, says the President's Commission, comes from .he fact that it will take five years o get this universal military trailing plan in operation. It will take a •ear from the time legislation is Missed to train the instructors and get ready for the first class. Then 'our years more before there will be enough graduate;-: to fill out the reserve. In this interval the country has its reserve of nearly ten million veterans of the last war. But five years from now most of them will be too old for active service. FKANKLY ADMITS DANGERS The report is frank to say that there are some clangers to universal military training and some objections in addition to the cost, which is put at $1,750,000. If this expenditure would moan cutting down on any of the other five lines of national defense, the commission recommends foregoing it. The idea that' universal military training could be accepted ; solely for its contribution lo the health and education of the nation was rejected by the commission. There were said to be better ways to improve physical and educational standards for less money. The justification for universal service is said be its value to national defense. Minister Complains as to Ownership of Press and Radio I was at a meeting recently in; which a minister seemed to thinkt that our trouble consisted in news-: papers and radios and magazines being in the hands of a few people. I His reasoning seems to be thati they created public opinion that' favored the wealthy class. lie- scorned to think that bigness was! the same r.s badness; that when/ a publisher printed a paper him-i sell' and set his own type he woulill be honest, but when he got big, enough lo own linotypes nml| presses and hire men, lie would', disregard all eternal principles and advocate special privilege. Many people think that the rich control legislation because the bigl newspapers and magazines and; radios are controlled by rich people. I asked this minister, however to name one Federal law possec in the last 50 years that gave unj advantage to the rich with thul possible exception of the tariff law. 1 This minister who claimed that! the means of influencing public^ opinion being in the hands of ai few created bud laws couldn'lj name a single solitary law. His only answer was that some lawyer] could name one. , But no lawyer could name aj single solitary Federal law passed in the last 50 years that was the| result of public opinion created 1 by the rich. And if the rich could control legislation as is commonly believed, then why would they not have the law repealed that so progressively taxes them for adding to the wealth of the world'.' The present Federal tax law takes 85% of the rich man's income after a certain point. If the rich control legislation, they certainly would have such a foolish law as this, repealed that not only hurls them but it.also hurts the poor because it. retards the accumulation lools. NOW TAKE IT EASY- , --.-- --•HILDA —-MAVBe HE'S; J NEGOTIATE i CHANGED HIS MIND/ C' fN> ) "-H. \"< ; '.-•= •.?=s^ I HAVE SOMETrllMG- TO SAY TO w* '"., DID YOU T Mow. Me \ •vv^ ^ "• _ HILDA, i CXJfvl'T W/VvJT , TO BE-UNFAIR. ABOUf THIS SITUATION'. BUT--- ^-= ~- ; 17 , ^^ •-•-:-. /"^k 5M , MR- GRUBBLE, ITS &\G OF . WHAT SVAS \ OLD FOOT-. ,.-' I TO APMIT YOU WERP WRONG/,/ THAT,' . ' 'M-™»--'--'-< -/ V/~lll».l/^ AAA^ OFFICE UP) EDGED T WE GOT A HUNCH \ fsiust about this time, Connie was fiivinf TO A^imsHFieHT AGAINST \ SOME FUNNY I Bat Denver the full treatment. THE .GAMBLERS WHO ARE / THINSSU START ^ bt,,yji 1,1 LJa^ll' I l^-ruiny IT ^IIPP BAT vn.. t 5Kr?U^^S^^ , COUMT OW MY /.SO UONG. The only sure road to world pe.uo is food for starving, not guns fo decadent, governments.—Henry A Wallace. Both in the Soviet Union and ii the United States there is too muc talk about war and too little tal about peace.—James F. Byrnes, foi mer secretary of state. \ WE GET. SUT AWAY N SAIL F6R ^EUROPE. « / I'M TALKING 8ENSE. NO WORE MAN*^, m . { / A6ERS TAKING HALF OF YOUR EARNINGS, \ mf J NO MORE THREATS. NO MOJE DC*)8UH; c S CRQSSER5 '" k UVE YOUR r wiE,!;--! DON'T KNOW, I FEEL'PRETTY DISSU5TEP WITH EVERYTHING, AND THE \VAY •YOU PUT-IT, IT DON'T SOUND- k CROOKED. GIMME A LITTLf ^ It TIME TO InlNK. 'jm PALE SQUAW SAY YOU MAKE DM MOVE UM PICTURE 'BOUT SIOUX! "V NO...CAN.., DO! OU!2 OPINIONS PIFFER IN THAT MATTER, CHIEF. WHY DO VOU OBJECT? 7 .\ . ..' ••..•.;-••- -. •••-•• ' ' ' „ .- .- 1 .1,1(1,, MV PEOPLE NO PLAY-ACT "\ / BUT, CH1EF...THJS IS ONUV A • sipukr M^. pgppu'e Jl t&m~zrs eoiNGTOLHAVS^ SlpUxi! MV PEOPL-E AtfiONpUlAN... BITTER 'OF sioux! GOING TO HAVE „ STORV OF FRieNPSHK . AND UNOERSTANplNfl^: / ^ && -SUGG HOT TO ) Fbssev AWY7WIM&, FATW A BuWCH Of 7 ASPAeAjSU-;, ^- - C3 C3 C=P s. A HAUF PlHT Or t-\GAV7 W VE -Frr 1 ^/ ^1 C?lPH'T 6ET AMP I 'L,Lr ,r} ^i=fe«rWJ &, a a

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