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pAGE;EJGHT-~THE MORNING AVALANCHE LUBBOCK MORNING AVALANCHE *'SUrl.i The Day On The South Plains" : Published (jverj- morning txcept Suv.dey and Monday and consolidated c,n Sunday morning only In the Sunday Avalanche- Journal by the Avalanche-Journal Publishing Company, Inc., 1211 Texas Avenue. S UBSCRIPTION RATES By mall only: One year S5.<3, six months S3.15, three months J2.00 and one month 'Oc. By carrier only: Per month 15c; Cocioina'.lon Avalanche and Journal $1.25 per month. ' CHAS. A. GUV asSES^to rARKER F- FHCUTY Editor and Publisher ^^Sgi?" General Manager Ch»s. W. Ratlin, Managing Editor It is not the intention to i;s»t reflection upoo the character of anyone knowingly, t.nd il through error we should, the management 7,'ill appreciate having our attention called to same 1 and will gladly correct any erroneous statement made. An Independent Democratic newspaper supporting in its »<*Uri> irl columns- the principles which It believes to be right and opposing those questions which i; believes to be wrong, regard- le-js oJ party politics publishing the news fairly and impar- MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for publication of all news dispatches credited to it. or not n PaP "' and * Uo lhe !oca £ * 5 Seco;ld - cl2£S M»il Matter at the PostoHire at Lub- v«r-n s ?|!i." M S dln ^ to P rovlil «» «' 'he Act of Congress of Marco 5, 1879. and u'^der .the ruling of the Postmaster-General Member cf Associated '.»ress Full Leased Wire Service An Outrageous Situation REMANDS being made by the United V Auto Workers (CIO) union upon General Motors corporation, now all out on war manufacture, would be questionable under any circumstances. But coming as they do now, with the nation faced with its most serious emergency, they are outrageous beyond description. And if any or all of these demands are met it means that the cost they entail will be met not from General Motors coffers, but from the nickels, dimes and dollars now being contributed to the fight for freedom by the men, women and children of the nation. Some of the demands — made, as always, with implied threat of strike _ include a flat $1 per day wage increase for all workers, renewed wage negotiations at three-month intervals, a completely "closed shop,". and a $100 defense bond to each worker for foregoing his vacation. In the aggregate, the demands are as preposterous and unreasonable as any ever made by any labor organization during the entire period of the entire national and world emergency. They offend honesty and decency, first of all, because they have been presented while an existing labor contract still has several months to run. But leaders of this greedy, selfish group think they see an opportunity to squeeze more profit out of the nation's peril, and they are trying to use force to get out of a bargain they have 'made. It should be enough to point out 'in connection with the "closed shop" demand that this is another attempt to put union membership ahead of American citizen- S AII P ^ Americans have to pay taxes All have a vital stake in the defense. But the union demands that only its members —including those who are not American citizens— be permitted to work in vita industries. • *?*? theTmosfc outrageous demand of all is that each worker be given a $100 defense bond for foregoing his vacation. 1 his truly is a horrible example of patriotism for a price. The workers don't propose to give up any of the pay for work during their usual vacation periods. They vill be paid for that work— and very generously, Wednesday, Ff/bruarv 11, 1942 Believe It Or Not-By Robert Ripley WEIGHING 5 TONS AND 36 FEET IN CIRCUMFERENCE / BUILT By AN AUSTRALIAN BRUSH TURKEY WALTER; H. PecKHAM ILL OIL b/U y, p* 5 on l ey f f d f na ? di »S their pay and the $100 bond to boot 1 . If that could be called sacrifice, then it is sacrifice at a very substantial profit. * * MOTHING symbolizes real war effort to "average American quite so much a defense bonds and stamps. When he buys those securities, he does so with the belief the expectation and the assurance that the money he puts into them is going to help tne boys who do the fighting. Let us hope that the government will not slap him in the face now with the proof that the American people are under-writing defense so * hat thg y may be used to swell -<? _ii n "*-*j *^c uocu tu o \\eii further the already bloated purses of selfish labor groups. If large numbers of the American people are persuaded that the bonds for which they sacrifice are to pay bonuses to labor, then large numbers of American people simply will cease buying bonds. * * * A LL OF THIS presents a serious situation . — a situation of concern to every American citizen. It reminds every American it is within the range of possibility that small and selfish groups, unless dealt with swiftly ana firmly, may make universal conscription an inescapable necessity. They may Jorce this nation to set up concentration camps. We don't want things like universal conscription and concentration camps as Inn rr«5C7-*-V»*-» »-«,.~_i-__ ,. _ " «w-^ 7 °^ n be 65caped because, one* established, abuses almost inevitably will loJJow. _ They would mean reslrafuls and hardships upon the many because the few won t uehave—but, in that, connection, it is well to bear in mind that criminal laws aren't made for the many, because the many don't need laws to make them conduct themselves properly. Criminal laws are made because of the few w'ho won't behave-unless forced to do so. As criminal laws are necessary, so concentration camps and universal conscription may become necessary. But if they,are necessary, then there /can be no choice in the matter. Certainly there can be no tolerance in th i 's nation of small groups who don't fight, and who attempt to take the position that they won't work except under terms and condi"- iions p.f theur own dictation. TOT/US 9200 IFTURHEL UPSIOE Down juvenile afid Domestic Relations Court Miami Fta RENDERED 15000 DECISIONS WITHOUT A SINGLE APPEAL EVER TAKEN FROM AW OF HIS RULIWGS ITEMS SELF.EXPLA N ATORY XPLANATION ° F CAMELS ORIGINATED in NORTH AMERICA _ .Revealed bu Fossil cr.e fijru rcic/xtd * The National Whirligig The News Behind The News WASHINGTON By flay Tucker XTO action by Congress in many years' has pro\ uv d s ^ ch *. barra ge of sharp-edged brickbats as the so-called "pension grab.' 1 ' But it is the steal thy circumstances under which the boys feathered next year s nests rather than the measure ifelf that svarrants the thumb-nosing. The retirement scheme was catapulted through the House when only a handful were in their seats and was railroaded down the political track by the procedure known as "unanimous consent," which means that utterance of two words by a single man — I object '—would have defeated it. The legislators themselves, by behaving so secretive stirred suspicion that they had stolen the household jam or burglarized a bank. Now the absentees absolve themselves by protesting their ignorance of the existence of such a bill. Here is where they are kidding the voters: For months they have buttonholed Civil Service Committee Chairman Rams- peck, begging him to "go something about those 2nS e ^" ? 6 , admits1 that he > la s never been, so pestered" about any legislation he has ever handled. Leaders on both sides wanted it A few wealthy men, chiefly Messrs. Byrd and Capper, alone resent the idea. It entails no eventual dram on the Treasury.. Only three senators and two representatives are now eligible for the ful 1 benefits. If all took immediate advantage of the boon, the temporary cost to the government would be about §235,000, which would be wiped out quickly by future payments. And it may give us a more independent breed of lawmakers. At the worst it is another "noble experiment" * * * SETBACK: A presidential attempt to shift the auditing of billions in federal expenditures from the comptroller general to executive underlings has been blocked by a bl-partisan revolt on Capitol Hill. Thereby the Congress served blunt warning that it means to keep a sharp eye on the honesty and efficiency of downtown spenders • Several weeks ago FDR signed a special order authorizing the Treasury to establish a Bureau of Accounts with branches in every department. The decree empowered its officials to nrp^nriho +hair. own methods for checking their own SsbuS ments—that is, for investigating themselves—without any regard to the General Accounting office The latter agency was created by the legislative branch after the first World war in a deliberate move to regularize and reduce outlay The CG is responsible to the Congress rather 'than to the White House, although he is named by the President. The present incumbent, Lindsey C Warren is a rugged North Carolinian who has been too l^J^^ to s .V't 'he reformers. He has de- me practices of such favorite units as TVA Dial 4343 For The Avalanche-Journal Office Side Glances—By Galbraith By SAMUEL HOPKINS ADAMS Copyright 1941, NEA Service, Inc. Mr. Roosevelt asked for $250,000 for the 19<f> expenses o£.his separate checker-uppers, althoueh the annual cost will grow to .seven million dollars But a resentful Appropriations committee refused to approve with hardly a dissenting ballot. When administration spokesmen tried to override this action with an appeal to the floor, thev were licked by an almost unanimous vote. It" is the most serious setback the "We will spend and spend and sP^d' school of Hopkins-Ickes-and-Wallace has DOC—FAIR-HAIRED BOY CHAPTER XXI Juddy didn't take the trouble between Maurie and BLxie Groff as seriously as I did. Much goad- mg like that might put Maurie on Doc after all, but Juddy only joshed Doc about it. "Why don't you borrow Dolf for a police dog?" she said. "He likes you." It was true, too; Dolf and Doc got on fine together. Doc didn't even answer her. He said, "Do you think I should apologize to Sears, Mom?" "What for?" I said. "You didn't do anything to him." ''I've hurt his feelings appar- j'Are you afraid?" Juddy said. "Of course I'm afraid. I'm not a fool. I have no ambition to be shot." I guess Juddy had never heard that tone out of him before. She had it coming tc her all right. She colored up. "You've got your own gun," I said to Doc. "Yes. But I don't want to shoot anyone. Certainly not Sear= " "Most likely he'll bump Angel off before he comes after you," I said. This was to Juddy's address She batted her eyes. She didn't like it top well. One thing about Angel's absence struck me. Allowing that he was sore at Juddy about the razz she gave him over the game and wa: holding off on that account, I stil didn't see why he hadn't sent the bet money over. Well, I found out soon enough, and right from headquarters. Angel showed up, looking like something the Salvation Army had salvaged. No, he wasn't looking for Juddy. He wanted a private talk with me. We went down to the river. It was private enough there because an airplane had just gone over, scaring Old Swoby into the stockade, and Doif was covering his retreat. Angel hemmed and hawed and sweat. "What's it all about, Big Boy?' "Money. Got any to spare?" "No. How much?" "Seven hundred dollars," he said like a dying swan. I can add three to four. "The oet." I said. "Juddy's bet. You big heel!" "It wasn't my fault." "It never is." "When she passed me the ice pitcher, I went on the razz. Somewhere I met up with the bunch of Miumi tinhorns and drank a lot of champagne and stnff and when I came to, I had just ten dollars and sixty cents in my jeans. They must have rolled me/' "Yeah?" I said. "Was it dice, draw or dominoes?' 1 He let out a sroan. "What does t maUer now? The game was crooked. Mom, I could psy you back sure in two months." "I haven't got any seven hundred dollars/' I said. "And when I get it, it goes into the building fund." 6 He put his hear between his bis lands. ''How 7 !! I ever square ft with Juddy?" he moaned. Just .hen Loren Oliver came out of the stockade with his hand on Old Swoby's shoulder. Angel looked over at, him and dropped his voice 'You coulc get it from him, Mom " he said. |;Yeah?" I said. "Which one?" "I'm not joshing," he said. 'Oliver. He's got plenty. You're pals with him, aren't you?" "Yes," I said. "But he'd have a right to know what it was for." Angel thought that over. "It's ill risht," be said. "He'd better not do anything. I've got plenty on him." "You're crazy," I said. "Well, if I haven't, I will have Enough to can him out of "his job' * * » He was so cocksure that I go uneasy. I didn't like the smell o it. As for Doc, I didn't worry so much, for I figured that Ange could make good on the loan There was probably a footbal deal on that would bring him in some ready cash. "Run along, little boy," I said 111 pull you out of this hole. But it s the last." I went over and stood in front of Doc and looked him in the eye "Doc," I said. "What would yoi do if I told you I needed s hundred dollars?" "Let you have it." _ "Just like that? Without knowing what, which, or why?" He didn't look at me. "We're friends, aren't we,'Mom? "Doc," I said, "you're a funny guy. I don't get you, at times But, speaking man to man, there aren t a lot of people in this more or less phony world that I think more of than I do of you." "Cash or check? was like that. This was my dav to ;onal, though. "Cash," he said. He be per- I said ' --— a .,. ->_,fc*.j«» t j. iellU And that isn't all. You aren't doing right by the Feederia late_ you gone sour on vittles?" "No, Mom," he said. "They couldn't be better." "Then what's the matter? Tell Mom." "There's nothing the matter.' But he wouldn't look at me "Listen, Doc. You haven't gone and fallen for Juddy, have you?" "She's in love with Todd. You heard what Sears said that day' t«T j;j ?t r_ . ^ . hear her say anything, "She didn't deny it." He tried to smile. "Strange as it may seem she doesn't even like me." ( "Get this, Loren Oliver," I said Juddy's a pretty wise guy about a lot of things. But her own self isn't one of them. In her present state I wouldn't be too sure of anything about her. However don't let me put ideas into your head." Which was exactlv wh=t I was figuring to do. * * * Angel got his nerve up and owned up to Juddy about Irs drunk. Of course he didn't jay anything about the money: just handed it over. It went ri^ht into the building fund and sank without a bubble. His explanation was all right with Juddy ?hc didn't ask any embarrassing questions. She even became more friendly \vith Lcren Oliver, which Angel didn't like too well, though it was no secret that she'd be tickled pink when the Wcllivcr lease was out and she could clear away the stockade. I don't believe she had any suspicion of how Doc felt about her. Somehow he didn't shape up that way in her natural history book, It took a movie queen to alter LoHta was un - as billed in Sherrington, oniy a hundred miles away, for personal appearance with "Spanish Love" Angel Todcl brought the news. "Look me over," he said to Juddy and me. "I'm the most important ouy in Wulliver University" "Stop hating yourself, Angel" Juddy said "and tell us what it's all about." Well, it seems that last year Lolita had been chosen Sweetheart of Chi Rho Gamma, and she was coming to pay a visit to the Mother Chapter and Angel was chairman of the committee of escort to go and fetch her. "We're throwing a swell dinner for her at Rogues Hall," he said '•You're invited; both of you. Fri day at seven. Evening dress." "Thanks," I said. "Movie stars are no treat to me. I've been in show business myself." Besides I had other reasons for not going "I'd love to go," Juddy said. Angel couldn't come for her having the Marquesas on his hands, but he brought her home himself. They were so full of the occasion that they came busting mto my room at 3:30 a. m. anc sat on the edge of the bed, telling me all about it. "What do you know!" Angel began, and Juddy pushed in with 'Who d'you think the star made a play for?" "Prexy Gilchrist," I said'. "They always shoot for the biggest game on the preserve." "Not this time," Angel said, and Juddy chirped, "Loren Oliver!" .M,','? 0td .,- save the ^"g 1 " l Ea What did she want of Doc? And how did she catch him?" Angel did the explaining. "Some of the boys were ragging me on the way back from Cherrington about Tambay and somebody mentioned your Feederia, Mom and Lolita piped and said __, f-j. x*« **l-* ClllU -3O,1U. •Feederia? What's that?' So Rags Owen told her about Mom Anc she said 'Oh, I'd love to eat in one of those funny things.' Then Van Clark chips in and says, 'Loren Oliver's got the inside track with Mom. He's her star boarder.' Lo- lua asked a lot more questions and then made us stop on the road and telephone Oliver to come to ..the dinner, and he was to sit next to her. Wouldn't that pcy you wide open?" "How did they get on?" I said, 'Talked their fool heads off" Juddy said. "Poor Angel, on her other side, couldn't get a word in edgewise." . I was curious-. "What did they find to talk about?" "Wandos, by Cripes!" Angel SB iG. "And she made a date with him lor 10 o clock tomorrow morning —this morning, that is." That made me uneasy But there was nothing I could do about it. (To Be Continued) Australia Will Cai! Out Additional Men CANBERRA, Australia, .Feb. 10 VP| — The Australian war cabinet has decided To call up additional men for full time duty in the militia. Prime Minister John Curtin announced today. The cabinet discussed implications for Australia of the Japanese landings - at Singapore and strategic plans in connection with ihe meeting in London of the Pacific war council. J.S. Consulate At Singapore Is Closed SINGAPORE. Feb. 10. </T-) — Jnited States Consul - General Kenneth S. Palton closed the •Vmerican consulate yesterday and turned American interests in Singapore over to Swiss custody. Patton, Consul Harold D. Robinson and Vice-Consul Charles O. Thompson are remaining here un- il transportation from ims cm- i i\ext to a blond* 01 battled isla:id can be arranged. ' \ the out-doingest thin" unpublicized incident demon- again —that too many businessmen are suckers for a left-hand lobbyist. It indicates that Representative Faddis had something when he de" , far . m ° r g? niz ations and corporations letters informing them that for a small fee they could obtain inside aid to get machinery steel, wire, etc. The writer explained that he had unusual opportunities to wield influence and urged them to sign up if they know, what was good for f&h f re "P, lents w ' th ^gular representatives here forwarded the correspondence with the suggestion that the promoter be subjected to a quiet onve-over. He was. "J"-iea 10 a o™ T i h * ™? tUmed ° ut to be an extremely minor employe of a government agency only remotely connected with the allocation of- agriculS implements and supplies. He could not have wangled a 3-cent postage stamp from Frank Walk'er without paying for it. But more than a score of TPputahle firms had sent in the "small fee," and sat back with the expectation that miracles would be per* formed overnight. The young man has been dfc- refunded rgCd ^ the f °° iish m W«s been NEW YORK .By Albert N. Leman ALTHOUGH our P . 40 plancs are tearing -<• A- invading air armadas from the skies over Java we have not yet been able to stop the undeviaUng drive down through the Netherlands East Indies „ M hl f, v . ast archipelago, called "the girdle' of emeralds," is bursting with wealth. Fertilized bv abundant rainfalls, the country produced raw ma^ terials which crowded the holds of hundreds of x es- seis sailing to United States ports. Sugar tea quinine bark, copra, palm oil, tobacco, coffee sisal and Sumatra seized, rich boards of tin and oil wtll nourish the Tokyo war machine. We shall never receive the so-called "nest egg" rubber supply on which nearsighted Washingtonexpeits had counted pore y ° UP for the loss north * Singa- Two hundred and fifty thousand whrte nconle AllirfT? 3 na l iv ! P°P ulati °* of 70 millions The Allied defense task not only is to fend off thp Japanese attack but also to bring in every s-ran of macmnery, farm implements, Ipare P a4 and rep ai r equipment for civilian use Confidential reports say that already scanty reserves we bein* consurned and no shipping can run the Nipponesf 3 " retUni With the Vital '^ols from * f, TA 5 S: . Most Slamorous of peacetime soldiers were the daring men of the famous Foreign Lorim which earned the tricolor to the danger E pol of the empire. Their spirit still lives in a new of Samzation just formed in Scotland, a Free French air squadron composed entirely of "fjying D'Artae nane" who escaped when thei? mothe^ cf untry fell m rums. Almost every member has a life story as exciting as adventure fiction y thA A <- a ™~ b ° mber neutenan * was captured when the Germans overran northern France. Ke sot away by crawling under the barbed wiw barricade wl?h ?ai m ° nthS * ld - W £ h 3 pe3S3nt ^ny; finally with false papers in his pocket he swam across a river at night and reached Vichy territory There h V V3 5 f us P cctc d of Do Gaullist s^SieJ anf ordered to Oran. One day he was instrucTcd to return an airplane to a hangar but a loya! me- '' 35 « nt -^ 10I J g t0 ktej ' labs pn ™™- The off with the watchman. Pursuit planes chased him until he reached Gibraltar On ? h | 2 ersliaderi his companion to the (Copyright McClure Newspaper Syndicate) An engineer ;n a rubber factory jays he doesn't know what causes a rubber ball to bounce. We can ,r7rl^ n ° ™ C P T' Cd that spacc C5cists «" d «^res scientist. Why, of course not- It can't be proved because space doesn't exist. Space isn't anything ~'.ts. just somewhere to put something. He youth who chased 2,000 , a tornado is •^fc^r l&®W- T r COPR. <M2T|Y KEA SERVICE. JKC. T. M. R£C. U. S. PAT. OFF. "H^ve wouldn we raised that 56 billion yet? If we have, maybe I 11 be unpatriotic if I held out a per lollipops !" a penny or two for Here And There In Texas By GORDON SHEARER Uniled Press Correspondent AUSTIN, Feb. 10 (U.PJ —Several •**• milJion law observing automobile and truck owners discovered last week that they have been nicked again. They have complied with the certificate of title act and now the state has thrown up its hands and admits it has-been unable to do its part of issuing the certificates.. The white flag was run up in a letter sent by the State Highway department to all tax asse- sors-collectors requesting them to register all motor vehicles for 1942 though terms of" the certificate of title act have not been met. To enforce that act the legislature ordered that after Jan. 1, 1942 no vehicle bought since 1936 should be registered without its certificate of title being presented nor be operated on the highways without such a certificate. Repeal Of Law Expected The attorney general's department disclaimed a part in advising the . tax assesors- . collectors to vary from the law. Repeal of this law by the next legislature now seems in order just as repeal became necessary for the ' headlight inspection law which proved a farce a few years ago. Both laws were passed with fees put upon the motorist to administer them. The fee for a certificate of title first was put at 25 cents and remained at that amount from Oct. I, 1939, when the law took effect, until May 1, 1941, when the fee was* raised .to 50 cents and issuance of certificates transferred from the State Safety department to the State Highway department. * « * TTOW badly the legislators un- J - d ~ derestimated what they were demanding is shown by the record of performance. In the first 11 months, the State Safety department received applications- for 1,4.19,233 certificates of title. When the job was turned over to the highway department under the amended law, the safety department was 100,000 certificates behind and had increased its certificate employe force from 18 to 42 _ After having worked at the job since May of 1941, the highway department finds it has also been unable.to do the job. Certificates were supposed to be issued within five days after application. * * * War Given Some Blame The highway department letter of request to tax assessors-collectors said the suggestion was being made'in order that motor vehicle owners' might'not be duly penalized. Strict enforcement of the act would penalize the State Funny Business Highway department also be- / cause if cars were not registered the registration fees that go to the department for road building would be tut off. Some of the blame is put On the war according to the letter which says: "At this time many motor vehicle owners have enlisted or have been • inducted into the armed services of the United States and have left their motor vehicles with their wives or relatives. Numerous defense workers depend on their automobiles for transportation to and from their employment and there have been great movements of motor. ' vehicles owners from one state to another to work on the numerous national defense construction projects and in defense industries All of these and other things have added to the . complex- problems of issuing certificates of title, and have brought about much greater • confusion in the administra- . tion of the Certificate of Title • act than could have been anticipated by the legislature'at the time of the passage of the original Act or at the time it was amended in 1941." nOV. C.OKE STEVENSON ^-* sometimes wishes he could tell • the public more about the preparations made in- Texas for defense against attack and sabotage. But he follows the advice of military men and just as they do says nothing at all—except that things are progressing very satisfactorily. The governor believes that certain information, if the enemy knew it, might act as a deterrent "Out in my country (Junction")" everybody knows that the sheriff carries a gun," said Stevenson. "It seems to me that the knowledge is conducive to keeping down crime." * * * Detectives Foiled Automobiles parked in front of the Game, Fish and Oyster commission officers here sometimes bear attach- - ments on top that look like they might be used for carrying fishing poles. They are suction cups with strap attached. The devices are spaced about four feet apart lengthwise on the top. Inquiry if the attachments really were for game department employes' fishing poles brought the reply with a chuckle that they are for holding a portable motion picture screen. Three tunnels and three bridges were constructed in completing lhe new Central Highway in the* mountainous part of Peru. (i 'No questions about CazzcUi'* loyalty I"!

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