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' 154? iitoDt consistent ncwspapet except Saturday by Tho Pamra Ne-vrs, 321 W. Foster Ave ...PHtine 666. All departments. MEMBER OF THE ASSO_!SS (Full Leased Wire). The Associated Press Is entitled ex- thfe use for x-epublicatton of all the locnl news printed In this &S *ell as all AP news di.«prUches. Entered as second class tfe post office at Pampa. Texas, under the Act of March iird. 3878. SUBSCRIPTION RATES .. , I* Pampft 2Bc per week. Paid in advance (at office) 13.00 per , 18.00 per six months, $12.00 per year. Price per single COPT I cent*. No mall orders accepted In localities aervfed by carrier delivery. Nt>f Aft INSPIRING EXAMPLE With the exception of the United States, the major nations of the world have been overrun and subjugated by ruthless, oppressive political forces. One of the clanger signals of politics runnnig amuck appears when government begins to enter business in tax- free, unregulated competition with private citizens, as it has in this country \vith the electric industry. Those who profess to see no danger to the long range freedom of the people in this movement, like to point io the post office, which is a government business of long standing. Admittedly, government in the postal business has not led to dictatorship, but neither is it an example to inspire confidence in the purity of political motives. According to a recent news report, the Republcans want to investigate nearly 800 "broken down hacks" of the Democratic party who have been appointed postmasters by the President. The Democrats call it a "fishing expedition" to force the President, to dole out some of the jobs to Republicans. At any rate, the job of postmaster is a rocogni/ed political plum, having very little to do with individual competence. Is this the way we want to fill the executive positions,,^ rnjh . nitd wol . kcrs w , 10 sflw some of the nation's leading electric companies.' A tax-tree , |- csi >mbinnco vo their native land in socialized electric industry operated in the manner of the post office department w ould mean thousands of additional office-holders owing allegience to the party in power. Instead of working up through the ranks on merit, as most top utility men now do. the president of the-local electric company would be drawn from the ranks of obedient party followers. If the utility industry should ever become firmly established on a par with the post, office department, socialization of other basic industries would logically follow, as in England. Hundreds of thousands would he added to the public payroll. Jt is impossible to conceive of such political expansion continuing for long without something serious happening to tin.' freedom of the people. By JACK Associate^ Press Staff Scattered over Texas there are approximately 4,000 towns and villages. The Texas Almanac lists about 3,700 of them. Any fool can see that the hardy pioneer Texans had a job on their hands, finding names to go around. Some of thp names nre odd. Names such as Bigfoot, Ysleta, Wizard Wells, Skidmore. Nix. There is even a town called Eutledge, ih Williamson County, which goes to show. For the benefit of historians and the gentlemen who work up the S6 i questions on 'quiz programs, we're going: to devote a couple of columns' to explaining where some Tcy.as towns got their names. The explanations, incidentally, come roin editors on Texas Associated Press papers and if they're wrong:, call your locnl editor and Rive him a piece of your mind: Lord—A woman passenger on a ft? R. 0. H01LE8, train, ridins tncllcs hours across an endless treeless prairie in West Tex- evidence. ! social recommendations made by A Thousand Dolfars for Charity, Mr. Charles P. Taft, If You Will Answer Questions (Jharles P. Taft, President of ,fhe Federal Council of Churches o? Christ in America, says that I am "one of a small group of people around the country whose economic views are so conservative that they are unwilling to recognize any deficiencies in the system and therefore extremely critical of churches and preachers who call attention lo these deficiencies." What "system" do you refer to, Mr. Taft? Do you think we have ever really tried any system, let alone (lie free enterprise system' I deny your statement that 3 have ever criticized church leaders for calling attention to deficiencies in our social relations. It is not based on facts or a scrap ol I admit I do criticize as. looked out the window nnd saw a scrawny bit of foliage. "Lord, n l.rre!" she said, and the liltle community that grew i;p there was named Lord. Beaumont fin Jefferson County) —Named for a. man named Jefferson Beaumont. The city tool; his last name, the county his first. Scrappin' Valley (Snbine County!--Name means just, what it says arid, adds tlr;- editor of the Beaumont Journal, this has been going on for years. Odessa—Believed named by Rus- WASHINGTON By RAY TUCKER REALITY Our military exports. Including Secretary of State Marshall, discern a far more threatening aspect to Russia's swift asquisi- tion of territory in Western Europe, the Danubian Basin, the Balkans and the Middle East than do the general public or even our smarter diplomats. They recognize that consolidation of this advance area will make Moscow invulnerable to attack. even by a force equipped with atom bombs. While nobody talks publicly of a Russo-America conflict within any reasonable period It is the permanent duty ami assignment of G.H.Q- to anticipate and to prepare for difficulties with any nation. At the moment the only comparable power is the Soviet. For the first lime in history, there is no combination of countries today which can match or even approach the military strength of the Even assuming that the U. S. retains a fairly large force in Germany—a dubious assumption—we would probably be the victims of another Dunkirk, but on u larger tho flat West Texas terrain. Notrees-- Named for obvious reasons, no trees. Near Odessa. Port Artlnir--Nnmp(l for financier Arthur Stilwel! who dreamed of a Gulf port eity connected by rail to midwest. He built railroad, then founded, .settled and named Port Arthur. Nedcrlaml—Eight miles north of Foil. Arthur, .settled by Dutch at turn of century. Name is equivalent (o the Netherlands. Brady Just n mistake. A man i^mied P.'ter Iinuly, early day surveyor, .same (o a .stream lie thought Wii: 1 . Colorado River. When error (li.scoveivrl. the. creek was called Brady's Crook, Inter Bnidy Creek, anil when town built on its banks, it, \viir, eiilled Cmily. (Odd names dt nearby (own;,: GriC, Nine, Calf Creel-, i.of.t Ci'iel;, Mercury, Nine, Placid, i Truman Nominates Admiral A. G. Noble WASHINGTON—(/Pi— President Truman today nominated Rear Admiral Albert G. Noble to be chief Our troops nre and will continue of the Navy's Bureau of Ordnance to be fairly green, while Stalin maintain:; veterans behind the "iron curtain"—the men who drove tlio Wehrmncht from the .suburbs of Stalingrad to the heart of Berlin. The bettering of the Red machine, together with behind-the-scenes operations of his greatly expanding "i'i'lh column," would soon place lii.s armies and air forces on u line extending, roughly, from the Baltic to Gibraltar and the Suez Caiuil. In short, he could make Hitler look like a toy soldier! church leaders who are members of the Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America that are so vague or mystical or collcctivis- lic I hat, those "J.'ho recommend them will not attempt to answer questions about, them for fear o{ being obliged 1o contradict themselves or admit they prefer their own brand of socialism to the eternal laws of human conduct I hat no man made and no man can unmake. As an illustration, every time an engineer designs a railroad hridge he either uses construction I hat. 1ms been tested in actual use or he first designs a model and has it tested so that ho Knows how much weight, it will stand. Ho rloes not build the bridge until lie lias all the answers. Even the most foolhardy wouldn't care to risk his neck riding in a train over n bridge designed by a per- 60n who didn't know the answer's and didn't know how much weigh! the bridge would carry. Yet. that is exactly the position In which millions of church-p.oers find themselves when they follow blindly the leadership of men like diaries I 1 . Tuft, president of the Federal Council of Churches Df Christ in America. Mr. Taft being placed on a round) pedestal by the Federal Council of Churches—calmly says Dial he is a leader and expects* people to follow his beliefs. But docs be, like tbe engineer who knows; his business, have the answers? Mr. Tafl and his council enjoy standing in a self-created limelight but refuse to permit a searching construction anyone else to turn light on them. The engineer lias no fears of inability to answer any queslions put lo hira for four years. b.V those who want to know what Noble's 'appointment is subject to enables the train to w-oss the river, confirmation bv the Senate. Hc| He has the answers. But Mr. raft would succeed Vice Admiral George -djiis council are^ot^m tins sort to double-talk. sbunninrr IMPOSING Stalin would have no powerful Japan in his rear. The Communist units in China, which have proved no match for Chiang U. S. or the USSR. That is a reality Kai-shek's columns, would undoubt- which must govern all War College thingtng 1 on this subject WAR In the event of a war waged on the conventional basis, such as even the recent struggle. Moscow could and would push out from the ontposts she has recently seized from the Baltic to the Black Sea almost overnight. She could probably overrun and occupy all of Europe within three weeks. QUICKIES By Ken Reynolds I' 1 . Hussny. Jr., of Brookllnc, Mass., who is retiring this fall. Noble, a native of Preston, Texas, makes his home officially at Ard- moro, Okla. He formerly was assistant, chief of naval operations for ordnance. eclly prevent the Generalissimo from giving aid to the western nations in that sector. The Kremlin dictator would have another valuable asset. It would be almost impossible to prevent him from acquiring and operating the vast oil resources of the Middle East and Saudi-Arabia. With India free and in turmoil, we would not be able to stop his encroachment in that strategic territory. He would have the manpower which Hitler lacked, for it is estimated that his recent and prospective acquisition will add more than 100.000.000 to Russia's present population of almost 200,000.000. To match that imposing army would take all the men, women and children of the U. S.. Canada. Britain. France. Germany. Spain and Italy, and at least the last fosr nations named would be under Stalin's military and central police control. borders, and utilizing the industry, the labor and the agriculture of this far-1'lung area. ATOM Against such a setup, not even the atom bomb would prove as effective as generally believed, in the opinion of military students. There' is also the consideration that, even in sheer desperation, the American people would be loath to let loose this weapon. With the Red forces spread throughout Europe, we would drop nuclear missies over friendly nations, especially as they resented the destruction which our mass air raids caused only a few years ago? Drenching Russia would prove a formidable- and tedious task, and might be largely an atomic war against women and children, for their fighting men would not be at home on the day or night of the atom's arrival. Thus, within a short time, the conflict would follow the pattern of the final stages of World War II. with no assurance that future Pattens could, first, land on a fortified Europe and. secondly, drive the enemy back to his homeland. "lie's been wulching us ever since he answered our News Want Ad ami bough I ;in interest in the business!" ADVANTAGES Thus he would possess all the advantages on which the outcome of wars ultimately depend—interior lines of operation, manpower, oil and other natural resources—a mighty machine as ruthless as Hitler's. Finally, to Wie military men, the most significant fact, in any analysis is that Russia, like Germany in the early stages of World War II. would be fightine; entirely outride her own FACTORS These are the practical, technical and strategic factors which our topnotch military .students advance (1) to discuss the American people and Con fiTCSsmen of the iOca that Russia would be a "pushover," even in her present weakened slate; 12) to emphasise the need for establishment of permanent peace under the acffis of the United Nations; and (3) the awful necessity of setting 1 up an international system for effective control of atomic, energy in peace and war time. NEWS NOTEBOOK by Peter Edson WASHINGTON— (NKA)— Prices of new house construction have now gone so high it costs from five to ten cents to get one brick laid. Masonry contractors reporting to their trade association headquarters in Washington figure it this way. Scale for journeyman bricklnyers in metropolitan centers varies from $18 to $20 a clay But in many areas there is scarcity of bricklayers, so the going rate runs as high as $26 'a clay. Helpers are getting as much as $14 a day. That's $40 for a two- man team. Before the war any bricklayer who couldn't handle 1201) to 2000 bricks was considered a sissy. But today under the slow-down and ;take-it-easy practices, average production runs from 400 to 800 a day. (That's five to ten cents a brick, Contractors now figure seven cents a brick in making estimates for bids. * * * New Mexico Democratic Sen. Dennis Chavez, who is a great supporter of Puerto Rico and collects part of his campaign funds there, has finally got some patronage for his trpuble. Piesident Truman has na'm.ed the senator's brother, David Chavez, Jr., to the $15,000-a-yeai Job RS federal district judge for the island. Previously, brother David was, $0000-a-year judge in New Mexi- Senator Chavez had backed los- pandidates for Puerto Rico gov- ip and supreme court ap- ents. Puerto Rican politician! the senator then held up the of Mariano Villaronga ;ssioner of education naming of Chavez's judgeship. NO RADIO LIBEL Operators who are Jjlishers ure Uy- nc; to talk broadcasters into opoos- nu f libel provisions in live new Ped- TaJ Communications bill introduced b.v Sen. Wallace H. White, Jr., ol' Maine. Under present law the tation owner as well as the- announ- jcr or speaker who commits the libel nre equally responsible. Under the White bill only the person who speaks the libel into the microphone suable. Station owners and managers could not be sued. They think this is a protection. But newspaper publishers who have had experience keeping libclous material out of their columns know it wouldn't work that way. Because of their responsibility, they can now keep cranks off the air and out of print. "Under the White bill any crank could demand time on the air and say what, lie pleased by assuming responsibility. Libels might multiply ••v •* ^' Big Pour ratification of Hungarian peace treaty—already approved by U. S. and Great Britain—will have an effect in getting Russian troops out of Hungary, says formei Ambassador Aladar Szedey-Maszak Russia will demand her troops be permitted to stay in Hungary til Austrian treaty is ratified, since Hungary is one line of communications between Russia and Russian zone in Austria. Austrian treaty is a long way off. * * * ClO-Political Action Committee now claims complete divorcemen from what used to be the Nationa Citizens' PAC and is now known as PGA—Progressive Citizens o America. CIO-PAC under Jack Kroll will concentrate on building up local and precint organizations Currently it's out for $1 member hip drive. National headquarters ius been moved lo Washington. Headquarters will be kept small, iiost of work being done by field organizers. PCA under sculptor Jo avidson and preacher Frank Kingdon will concentrate on national .ssues. ISKUKP IS A SHIPPING .,, Problem of whether to ship European relief supplies as grain or as milled flour has kicked up fuss in industry nnd government. European countries mill their wheat to get 85 percent extraction. U. S. mills make white flour and get only 72 jercont extraction. The remaining 22 percent is fed to livestock. The charge is made that shipping white .'lour to Europe cheats European: iiut if millions of tons of food. Also that it prevents European flour mills from getting reestablished. Also, that shipping flour instead of grair costs TJ. S. taxpayers more in footing relief bills. Answer given is that relief is a shipping problem. Flom takes less space and ports can handle only so much bulk grain. Boxcar shortage is another factor. House Appropriations Committee killed Federal Communications Commission request for $375,000 to investigate Western Union, with a view to improving U. S. telegrapl service. Committee decided FCC al ready knew enough about the com pany. And though, as one congress man remarked in closed hearings, "The telegram is rapidly becoming c horse and buggy means of commu nication," Congress decided to le Western Union complete its modern izations program before doing an investigating. questions tnat Uig deep into the fallacies they advocate and fall hack on ambiguous attacks on (hose who have the audacity to question thorn and their theories. If Mr. Taft thinks the members of Federal Council of Churches of Christ are realists and are suggesting true Christian principles, I \viU give one thousand dollars to him or to any charity he designates if ho will consent to two hours of interview with a stenographer present and will limll each answer to a minute or 120 words so that there can be many questions and answers. You, Mr. Taft, may have al the time you want to prepare yourself to answer the questions but the time deducted from the two hour interview for each question shall not be more than one minute and the annwers shall not contain more than 120 words. You are to have the privilege of calling in to assist you any economist, any individualist 1 , any realist who, you think, can answer questions without evasion or contradiction as to how the recommendations of the Federal Council ol! Churches of Christ in America can bo put into practice. I also want to have the privilege of calling in assistance. I am making this offer because I sincerely believe that, what the Federal Council of • Churches of hrist. in America is recommencing is completely incompatible .vitu the three great guides of nunan conduct, the Ten Com- nanrlnivnts, the Sermon on Ihe Wount and the Declaration of Independence. I am askinj; you to lo no more than I or any individualist or any realist or any. economist is perfectly willing to do. I will have a stenographic <'Opy printed of the questions and answers and it will be made available for distribution. I know of nothing more needed than to have light thrown on our social, economic and political problems. I know of no better way Lo determine whether or not the Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America or "the small group oC people around the country" such as Isabel Paterson, Rose Wilder Lane, Leonard E. Read, Dr. Orval Watts, Luclwij! von Mises, F. A. Harper, Carl Mcln- tire, Ayn Rand anrt Dr. Ruth Alexander are advocating rules of conduct that are in harmony with these three great documents CCwlfc ON. ELMS'?, VOLJ HAVE TO W<6 A 6ATR JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE ALL THE CAME VOU CAM 7 SLEEP IN HERE.T ITS'MY BERTH/T DON T BE. SO IN-HORSE PITABUE OR I BRAIN VOU WITH TOMMY- HAWK MOVE OVSRf WE HELP VOU MOVE. CVER -1 PUSH YOU — JOE PUSH MB !f {SO, BEFORE VOU p. HUSE-&ND DISCOVERED URtMSLE'S SOW, HC WRS.KM.UW sesipe PR6W SUT Of!g ?N2- POME AWAM WITH THW...MOW AST ME )U WOULD HIM ON OWE VvfcS CFTCM GUILTY W BElt-VS- OUFACYOR.ILY OFFENSIVE, MBS. t\ G/M2SET I'VE BEEN WOttKINS ON FOR A LONG T|N!S.,,A>1D NOW IP" CAN EUCHEE HIM INTO THIS BONNET VOU'LL SEE SOMETHING THAT SHOULD BE REA.UL.-y PANTA-5TIC,' /- AND WHAT'S MORE, / HE'S CEAD1N3 [ f j.1 CRUSOE-ITS "N PEKFECT YE5. TEE, HEE. HEE ,' IT'S WONDERFUL OSCAR. SIMPLY VVONDCRFUL.' LOOK, DOC- 3OP READING ISN'T THAT AMA2IN6 EH? WHAT you SOT UP YOUR SLEEVE 1 SPOIL- PS.AS! to THOU&W PROJ9.CT VOUfi SUtAWbtt c>U\T,KOO, <=>T\V\. TSVAt TO \NJ V.OT 1 ftND 1?OOD .y - vuf:*. 1 /- .-*:••...;..•:•:,• i ; 'XKf'.:?*, we SOLEMNLY ) ALL. RIGHT —•I BELIEVe MEAN YOU'D LEND us SOME DRUMS, Mp.. LIGHT/HEART ? I MISKT, IF YOU PROM ISED 1& TAKE GOOD CAR.E OF THEM / WONT YOURl 50LKS OBJECT TO THE than to approach the matter from a Socratic method as above outlined. Practical, realistic proposals can nlways stand unlimited critical examination, socialistic, communistic, collectivistic, .state-islic proposals can only thrive by evasion and in darkness. The truth always prevails when rationally presented. Let's have more light on these proposals that are so diametrically opposed to each other. All our progress in social rules of conduct down through the ages conies from honest discussion 1 and exchange of ideas. Remember the debates between Lincoln and Doug, las and Webster and Hayno? They helped and led the people of out country to great progress spirit ually and materially. "Ye shall know- the truth anfl (he truth shall set you free" so that you are not afraid to explain what you advocate. * THOUGHTS Comfort ye, comfort ye my jien- .plf, naitli your (kul.- l.saiah 40:1. + * » The drying up a single tear has more honest fa of gpre. more Of honest fame, than shedding seas -Uord Byron. < n' •n Hit'ty and fe friend wer? inside for about an hour. r< PRDTTY NICE; GOIN; ROCKER. 1 WIN 3£0 SMACKS. HOW ABOUT CELEBRATIN" YEA;-!. 6m REMIND TO MAKE A PHOlft CALL FROM WHAT I HEARD, THERE MUST BE A TIDY LITTLE CRAP 'GAME BACK WERE AND NIFTY DIP HlMSELf SOME GOOD. WONDER WHERE HE'S HEADED NOW, PRETTY DARK ALONG HERE. that momertt, in the district attorney'i gffi^vv WEIL. CHIEF. HfRE'S THE DOPE ON NIFTY FELIX fOU ASHED ABQUT. YOUR HUNCH WAS RIGHT. YOU WEAN VIC FLINT'S HUNCH. All (U6HV6ET. HOLD OF THAT TWO* TIMING BIOND AGAIN .< THERE'S ONE LIKE YOU IN EVERY THEATRE ...AND THE MORE WE HEAR BOZOS LIKE you Ti-Je MogiTvve LIKE THfc' PlCfEE! /.OO/C.IF YOU DON'T LIKE THE PICTURED WHY DON'T YOU OERMfTEUV HOT' 1£XJ!<: AT "ff\AT SMO& VtU'ias A MEMBER OF MUST ASte SOU,.. ._. „_ AT THI<5 ~ ~

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