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.PAGE EIGHT—THE MORNING AVALANCHE Lubbock, Texas, Thursdcy, February 12,. 1942 Dial 4343 For The Avalanche-Journal Offices^ LUBBOCK MORNING AVALANCHE "Surts The Hay On The Soulh Plains" j:jj;jhca <rcry rnornin* except Surday »nd Monday and cor.- jiidsicrt on Sunday morning only In the Sunday AvaUncnc- .nurnai oy ihe Aveianche-Journal Publishing Company, Inr., ill Texas Avenue SUBSCRIPTION RATFS uy Piau only: One year »5.45, six months S3.IS, three months S2.0U and one month 70s. By carrier only: Per ir.ontn IS;; Combination . Avalanche and Journal JJ.25 per month. CHAS. A. GUV <c^SSto PARKER F.PROUTY Editor and Publlsner ^ZfzSs&F* Generi.1 Manager Cbas. \V. RatliJi, Managing Editor 11 is not ih« inwntlon to cast reflection upon the cbrracter ot anyone knowingly, and If through error we should, the man- acement will appreciate having cur attention called to same and will gladly correct any erroneous Jtatemen', made. An independent Democrat!: newspaper supporting In Its editorial columns the principles which it believes to be risbt and opaoslnc Ih'jse Questions which it believes to be vronp, regardless 08 party politics publishing the news fairly and Impartially at all times. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS the Associated Pres« is exclusively entitled 13 the u;e for pyb- lic&t:on of r.H ne^-i d)«patches credited to It, ot not otherwite credited In this paper, and also the local news published herein. Believe It Or Not-By Robert Ripley Entered »* Second-CUss Mall Matter at tht Postoflice it Lubbock, Texas, according to provisions of the Act of Coijgrtsi of March 5, 1S73, and under the rullnt of the Po£tmaster-G3nerai. Member of Associated Press Full Leased Wire StrvTct OUR PLEDGE pl«clge ollegionce to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands; One Notion, indivisible, with Liberty end Justice for oil. The Talk Goes On And On O FFICIAL Washington has said much during the past year, and longer, about giving the small industries of the nation a more active part in the emergency effort. Signs are unmistakable that those most vitally concerned are becoming impatient with mere talk. They are demanding action. Possibly something has been done in some parts of the nation about passing .war sub-contracts along' to small industries, factories and shops. If so, there has been a strange silence among the administration officials who seldom overlook any opportunity to toot their own horns. If there has been action, certainly it has not been felt on the South Plains. Ap- •parently it has not been felt in Texas. Otherwise a committee representing small industries in this state would not be making a trip to Washington to ask why the "little fellows" have been denied a place in the war picture. Obviously, time would be required to coordinate the possibilities of the nation's small industries so that they might make a valuable contribution to the war effort. But a year or longer should be time enough to begin showing results. Yet the talking and promising goes on. If there have been substantial results, they remain a deep secret. Greater utilization of the possibilities of small industries grows increasingly important for at least two major reasons. One is that, although the plants individually may be small, in the aggregate they represent enormous production potentialities. The efforts of which they are capable should not continue idle or be wasted. The other reason is that the small plants, and the communities in which they are located, need the work. Most cities and towns outside of relatively a few areas face a growing unemployment problem. It results from such things as the virtual paralysis of businesses like those engaged in automobile and tire retailing. Those businesses have had to reduce payrolls. - Many are faced with bankruptcy. Yet many contain mechanical equipment which might be put to valuable defense use. The speedy letting of sub-contracts should help to relieve unemployment of local nature. It might keep a lot of small businesses out of the hands of receivers. Mere talking about the use of small industry in the war effort has continued . long enough. If those who have been doing the talking and the promising can not begin to show results, the-time has come to replace them with someone who can. ALLTWE ARMIES OF EUROPE, ASIA AND AFRICA COMBINED,WITH ALUHETREASURE • OF THE EARTri INTHEIR MILITARY CHEST, WITH A BONAPARTE FOR A COMMANDER, COULD NOT BV FORCE TAKE A PRINK FROM THE OHIO OR MAKE A TRACK ON THE BLUE RIDGE IN A TRIAL OF A THOUSAND YEARS." From ihe First Patriotic 'Speech ty ABRAHAM LlNCOLN-5pnn$Field,l»7 Cot. - ALL ITEMS SELF-EXPLANATORY EXPLANATION OF CARTOON The National Whirligig The News Behind The News WASHINGTON By Hay Tucker "VITASHINGTON is exerting every ounce of pres- li sure, political, economic and military, to per- su?de Eire to enter the war on the side of the Allies, FDR cannot afford to tip his hand but the evidence of United States influence is so forceful that there can be no dispute over oui 1 highhanded policy, . It was a Churchill's personal request that w_ dispatched an AEF to Ulster, which supports London in the prosecution of the war. The excuse of sending our men to North Ireland was that they would replace British soldiers needed in the Far East and the Middle East. But the fact is that the presence of an American- Expeditionary Force in the upper counties will draw Hitler's fire. Der Fuehrer will bomb our new bases and thereby suggest to the DeValera government that it may not remain immune from foreign attack. The forwarding of our troops to territory adjacent to the neutral nation was designed to bring anti- British Irishmen withjn the zone of flames. President Roosevelt and Secretary Hull are resorting to other measures to swing Erin's prime minister to our side. We have agreed privately to supply his people with food and munitions. We have guaranteed Vhcm a square deal at the peace conference. So don't be surprised if Dublin begins to sing the "Star-Spangled Banner" instead of "They're hanging men and women for the wearin 1 of the Green." * * * TROOPERS: President Roosevelt had just administered a rib-rattling rebuke to National Chairman Ed Flynn. Asked to comment on the latter's appeal for return of a Democratic Congress next November, FDR repudiated the partisan outburst by the swagger boy from the Bronx The head man, in measured and meaningful tones, said that he wanted election of congressmen who "regardless of party" had supported the administration in these perilous times. Consciously or unconsciouslly he left a loophole for the Flynn type of brass knuckles battle royal. Mr. Roosevelt did not explain whether a candidate's record would be judged by his conduct before or after Pearl Harbor. Eighty Democratic House members voted against extension of Selective Service prior to the time when the Japs broke loose in the Pacific. But every one has backed the White House since the "day that will live long in infamy," no matter how he voted before. "Mister President," queried a correspondent representing Frank Knox's Chicago newspaper, "when you say 'congressmen* do you include senators?" ' FDR nodded. Later it was explained to the inquiring reporter that the word "congressmen" applies to members of both chambers. "I know it," he grinned, "but I had a special reason for asking that question." Note: Here is the "special reason." The Secretary of the Navy and New Deal publisher Marshall Field top a movement to unseat C. Wayland Brooks, first World war honor man, for his earlier opposition to policies heading the U.S. into the- bloodstorm. Apparently these White .House troopers do not take seriously their chief's anti- Flynn protestations. Side Glances—By Galbraith COPB. 1M2 BY KEA SERVICE. INC. T. M. REG. U. S. FAT. OFF. "Yes, that -was the hand -when we went down four spades doubled, while you were telling us how you gave up potatoes and white bread!" Here And There In Texas By SAMUEL HOPKINS ADAMS Copyright. 1941, NEA Service, Inc. Our New Envoy To Russia T HE SELECTION of Admiral William H. Stanley, retired former chief of naval operations, ,as United States ambassador to Russia seems to be an especially wise choice at this time. Ordinarily, the wisdom of appointing an Army or a Navy man to a high diplomatic post is questionable. They are too likely to say what they think in terms that! leave no question as to their meaning. The old-school diplomat is supposed to be the sort who can talk much without saying anything which cannot be interpreted a V dozen or more different ways. These, however, are not ordinary times. This is an era when it is peculiarly desirable that our most important representatives to fc reign nations be able to appreciate and understand matters of a military nature. Admiral Stanley is the sort of man who can do that. Then he has some special qualifications. One is that he is not a stranger to Russia, nor to the Far East. The other is, that despite his 70 years, he is one of the few old line Navy men who seemed to have the foresight to place a proper evaluation on aircraft in modern war. He did-not allow bias in favor of surface craft to blind him to the airplane. The United States should be well and MOM TRIES DOUBLETALK CHAPTER XXII Sure enough, a little before 11 Doc's roadster pulled up at the Fecderia and he helped out Lolita. She was an eyeful, all right. "Hello, Ma," she said. "Mom," I said. "Nuts'." she said. "Try and disown me." "Okay, Carnie," 1 said. She came over and kissed me. "How's trade, Ma?" she said. "No complaint," I told her. "Pipe down on the Ma stuff. No need to spread the Baumer genealogy." She gave me the wide eye. "I'm not ashamed of it," she said. "Loren knows. I've told him." "Loren, huh," I said. "Sure," she said. "We're pals. He's been telling me all about his Wandos." "You shouldn't have got me started," Doc said. "It was you I came over to see, Mom," she said. "But the Wan- dos are right up my allev." "How's that?" I asked her. "I'm cast for Pocahontas in 'The Great John Smith." Maybe Pocahontas was a Wando." "Maybe I'm Queen of the May," I said. "Well, she could be, couldn't she, Loren? Pocahontas, I mean." He smiled at her like she was a nice, amusing kid out of the nursery. "I'm afraid not," he said. "What do I care!" she said. "If I play her for a Wando, who in Hollywood's going to know the difference?" "Who, indeed!" Doc said. You could see he was getting a lot of fun out of Carnie. "I like Loren's Wandos," she said. "He's going to lend me some of their gadgets to wetr in my hair."- "Gorgets," Doc said. "Okay, Professor," she said. "Why would I be sore?" I said.i "I'm afraid I don't quite follow "I think you're a swell kid and you're doing a grand job. I'll always be there in the background if you need me." "I kr.ow you will, Ma," she said. "You always were." That pretty near weakened me. "If you'll excuse me," Doc said, "I'll step over and look up the you," he said.' "This hot, Spanish blood," I said. "I wouldn't want to have any guest of Tambay get herself into trouble through you." Juddy giggled. Doc's polite vocabulary slumped. "You're crazy," he said. gorgets." j «. she cer tainly fell for you,"' I Before he was fairly out of said _ "Didn't I see a letter in the "Mom, if I had time to work on him, I'll bet I could make him forget he's a professo-v' hearing Carnie started in. "Where did you ever get him, Ma? I think he's devine." "You would," I said.- "This season." She shook her head. "I don't get that," she said. "You always were one for being in the current," I said. "This is Hollywood's year to go brainy. Doc probably treated you like you were intelligent, because he hasn't got any other approach. So what happens? Right away you begin to figure that you're a submerged intellectual. Look out, gal! That way ruin lies." Carnie laughed. "The same old Ma! But you've got to admit he's awfully good-looking." I took a gander over toward the stockade where Doc was coming out of the doorway, and by this- senthat, she was right! Why I hadn't caught it before I don't know. Maybe because I'd first seen him as the bearded •wonder. As_ he came toward us, with that straight figure and easy swing, his serious face and steady eyes, he was a pretty swell-looking guy of his kind. Inside I was hoping that Carnie would Jay off him. I knew he'd been hurt by Juddy and I didn't want him hurt again. And my Carnie was sure something to put a couple of skips in any he- man's heartbeat. Several days later I was fumigating Cabin Three. Maybe the crawler I'd seen on the departing tenant's suitcase was only a tick, but it didn't look good to me. You can't afford to take chances in mail yesterday with an L M. monograg?" ably represented ar Moscow. long as he is in : ~, Ihe One Minute Sermon •-.--:' .-.'-7x1x6 tabernacles of robbers prosper, , ; '? arid they that provoke God ar-i secure; ,' into whose hand God bringeth abundantly. ' —Job 12; 6. "Help!" Doc said. "You lay off him, Carnie," I said. "He's doing all right where he is." "Scz you'." she said. "Loicn, could an Indian princess have red hair? I'm tired of wigs. They make my head itch." * # * A candid camera fiend popped out of cabin No. 6 and asked if she could take Miss Marquesas" picture with us two. It was okay by me. Doc wanted to duck, but Carnie wouldn't let him. She hooked an arm through his and told the amateur to shoot. While that was going on, I'd been figuring that it was up to me to be firm. So I ziid: "Listen, Carnie. I'm glad to sec you and all that. But after this, you crawl back onto your silver screen ard stay there."' "Wha!".i the idea, Mom?' 1 she wanted to know. "Just that we're on different roads."' Doc said, "I don't think that's quite kind or fair, Mom." "Get this, you two." I sa : ,d. "I'm Mom Baumer. Carnic's Lolita Marquesas. She can't do me any .coon a:id I'd sure be poison for her business. From ihe time thai click press asmt of hers this business. Juddy came over with the morning's mail. "Open it up for me," I told her. "I've, got no secrets in my young life." "For Loren?" Juddy said, staring at him. "A note," Doc said. "Thanking me for the Wando material. Why not?" "No reason by me," I said. "But why did she ask -me when your birthday comes?" She hadn't, but what of it? Did I say she had? I was out to produce an effect on Juddy. From the way she eyed Doc like he was somebody she'd never seen up to then, I judged that I'd succeeded. ."It isn't until spring," she said. "You're liable to get a solid gold suitcase or something," I told him. "You've certainly got something on the ball when it comes to the gals, Doc." "Don't talk rot, Mom," he said. He was getting annoyed. I pushed it. "I'm giving you the real McCoy," I said. "You've made a dent like the Grand Canyon. How, I don't know, maybe you talked to her like she has brains." "So she has," he said. Juddy almost jumped. I said, "That's what you made her believe. Naturally she was flattered. You've taken advantage of her youth and innocence—mental, I mean. You've seduced the poor girl's mind, Doc. One of these days, ( I wouldn't wonder, she'll be giving birth to an idea and you'll be the father of It." Juddy snorted, though I couldn't tell whether ii was disdain or amusement. There was no doubt about Doc's look. That was 100 MORALE: Donald Duck cartoonists, Hollywood lovers and East Room adagio dancers do not constitute the shock troops of the Office of Civilian Defense. Behind these figures from the land of make-believe and make-whoopee stand solid men and women, who are striving under unmentionable handicaps to prepare us against potentiol attack— this agency's serious mission. Major General John F. Curry, who heads the Civil Air Patrol branch, has been swept out of the headliners by the importation of Mrs. Roosevelt's $8,000-a-year barnstormers and night clubbers. Yet he is one of the finest fliers in the country. He was with Perishing in Mexico and Europe when military aviation.- wore a bib and tucker and has served on the general staff. As a special representative in Europe in 1937, he was the first to warn of Hitler's preparations for an aerial blitz- griog. Despite the organization's transformation from a potential lifesaving bureau into a Mardi Gras carnival, he still sticks to his assignment. Other key men are striving to equip coastal cities with gas masks, first-aid kits, bomb-dodging fire engines, and to train local recruits in anti-raid duties. OCD in short has a sane and sound core, believe it ox not. M,ayor TLa Guardia envisaged the conflict between dilettantes and doers like General Curry when he first broached the scheme to the White House. The President's wife and her social wel- farites stressed the need of quadrilles, songs, and By WILBUR MARTIN United Press Correspondent A USTIN, Feb. 11—War and the threat of air raids have caused custodians of four major libraries and museums of Austin to seek means of protecting their stores, which include some of the most valuable books and manuscripts in the country as well as important government records. The University of Texas library, Texas state library. Texas Memorial Museum, and the museum of the Daughters of the Confederacy arc the four. Only two, the university library and the Texas Memorial museum, already have taken steps to protect their possessions. Donal Coney, chief University librarian, heads a committee to devise methods of protecting the priceless collections of these two state institutions. • The university library already has photographed micro-filmed some of its more valuable -books and manuscripts. This method is also being considered by the Texas state library, housed in the capitol building. old shovel-tusk mastodon, ancestor to the elephant; a 25,000 year-old giant armadillo; a pre-historic unicorn; a 25,000 year-old turtle and a 25,000 year-old nest of crane eggs. '. pcr cent pained. He said something about work and left. (To Be Continued) up her flossy name and ancestry, I'm out of it. She's the daughter ol a thousand Spanish grandees and what docs thai, make me? A cakf: of Castile soap? No, thank " you."' "You're not sore, are you, Ma? r ' she said. When I came out she was studying over some photos. The candid camera girl had kept her word and mailed back the prints. ; It was a nice job for an ama- '' teur. Of course, Carnie had made it easy for her. Doc turned out to be naturally photogenic, and I showed something in the pose of Honest Old Mom. Juddy picked the best shot and said she was going to frame it. "Is she really Spanish, do you thirk. Mom?" she ashed me. "What else would she be with 'hat hair and cyc.s?" "She is beautiful." "So she really came over with Loren Oliver," she said. "He must have been a scream, explaining Wandos to.a movie star." "Maybe it wasn't all Wandos." "What else would it be?" "He's a man and she's a gal . . " She gave me the laugh. "Mom, you're hipped on your star boarder." "Ask him yr urscU." I saic. "He's coming over for his lunch now." Judd> shook her head Doc took a zander at the pictures. "Yes.' 1 he taid. "that's a cnncl likeness of Miss Marquesas. How- charming she is'."' "You gave her a whirl, Doc," T said. "I hope your intentions are honorable." Doc doesn't always keep up with me.. He gawped. Then he stiff-j duction, money spent for feed Roy Mack Named Slaton CC Head SLATON. Feb. 11 (Special)—Installation of Roy Mack as president of the Slaton Chamber of Commerce and Board of City Development succeeding C. C. Hoffman was performed Tuesday night. Mack is manager of the West Texas Cotton Oil mill here. Briggs Robertson has been re- clectcd secretary-manager of the organization. Olhers Are Installed Other officers installed Tuesday night were: Vice president, R. D. Hickman, bakery owner, succeeding K. L. Scudder. and treasurer, S. A. Peavey, Santa Fe employe, succeeding L. A. Hurral. The board voted funds for rc- moocling oC the city auditorium in the city hall. Thu hall will be rcpamtcri and wilL be repaired F<J that it may be heated satisfactorily for use durin? cold weather. The organization voted to hold a Fat Stock show again in May Dates are to be announced later movies to buck up domestic morale. Fiorello sneered that such goings-on would not help if hostile planes soared over the East or West Coasts. Temporarily defeated, he is resigning. But Congress will appropriate no more money for the playboys and playgirls and it may transfer to the War department the 100 million dollars which it gave in a weak moment to Mrs. FDR's circus. * * * CORNELL: The most popular diplomat in Washington today is Dr. Hu Shih, China's greatest scholar, educator and historian. He did not need to feed or cocktail congressmen to obtain their approval of the recent 5(10 million dollar loan to his country. He has become a very human institution along the banks of the Potomac, as the following incident suggests: Representative Canfield of New Jersey hotfooted it to the Chinese embassy a few days ago. He had with him a "beautifully bound tribute," as he subsequently told the House, making the ambassador an honorary member of the Paterson YMCA. While awaiting the statesman's appearance, the legislator looked over the Oriental prints on the walls, exotic books on the tables and the antique furniture. He is the rest of the story as he tells it: "I was humming 'Far Above Cayuga's Waters' as Dr. Hu entered." Congressman, are you. a Cornell man, too?" Dr. Shih asked smilingly. Canfield admitted his lack of a degree from that university. But when he left the official residence, the lawmaker from the Garden State was an unadulterated worshipper of Chiang-Kai-shek's emissary. * * * SHOTS: The White House has received confidential word that Canada will vote for conscription in the forthcoming plebiscite. Ottawa's decision to mobilize all its man power will mean that the Western Hemisphere from the Arctic to the Antarctic has prepared to meet the Fascist foe. Washington has been worried over the possibility that our northern neighbor, influenced by the French Province of Quebec, might defeat the proposal to conscript its hunters, fishermen and trappers — some ot the best shots and hardiest fighters in ihe world. But latest information indicates that the pro-draft measure \viH receive an overwhelming endorsement, t * * NEW YORK By Albert N. Lcman T HOSE who arc worried about soaring living; expenses will blink their eyes upon hearing that the CIO executive board has decided to demand more than a biHion dollars in wage inc.-cases from the country's largest corporations. If this plan succeeds the companies involved will pass along the charge to the consumer. The rise will cost oil concerns at least 300 million dollars, and such steel organiaztions as Bethlehem, Republic, Inland and Youngstown Sheet and Tvibc about 40 million. General Eicctric, Wcst- inghousc, and the rest of the industry will be nicked for 50 million. General Motors must hand over 50 million and while st the moment the exact figure for Ford and Chrysler is not set auto union officials say that it will be in the neighborhood ot 75 million. (Copyright McCluvc Newspaper Syndicate) .Many Rare Items The Daughters of the Confederacy museum is largely historical and much of the other libraries' papers are valuable for historical reasons. Much of the history of Texas under Mexican rule, as a republic, and in early statehood is recorded. Probably the most valuable items in the extensive University of - Texas library are 25,000 volumes of rare books, largely literature in the English language. Other rare items are books printed from the first printing presses. The University archives, containing manuscript of Texas and Latin-America, are irreplaceable. The Texas collection contains about 1,000.000 pages of manuscript of Mexican government records when the state was under Spanish^rule 200 years before Texas gained her independence. Administration then was centered at San Antonio. * * » AN additional 1,000,000 pages of •**- manuscript concerns Texas as a Republic and in the early days as a state. There are 25,000 volumes of Texas history and 40,000 volumes pertaining to Latin- America. In the Texas Memorial'Museum, collections that are under the study of war time protection include the diaramas, telling the story of oil and sulphur; a 175- million year old ancestor to the crocodile; a 200-million year old fossilized copper tree. Other ancient beasts preserved at the museum are a million-year A coin collection belonging to S. M. Swenson is another valuable part of the museum. The coins date from the early Greek to the Byzantine period. * «= w Lee Relics Saved Some of the important documents belonging to the Texas State Libarry are papers of Col.' William B. Travis, including his letter of Feb. 4, 1836, asking for reinforcements at the Alamo; treaties the Republic made with the Indians; the Texas Declaration of Independence exhibtcd in the rotunda of the capitol, and the battle .flag of San Jacinto which now hangs behind the speaker's desk in the House of Representatives. -The Daughters of the Con- .- federacy museum will depend '( on the 30-inch walls of the two-story building that-is its home to protect its Civil war relics. Included in its collection is a Jock of hair from Gen. Robert E. Lee, flowers from his casket, personal effects oC Gen. Stonewall Jackson, guns, uniforms and ~ Confederate money. Hundreds of other Civil war items are on display. TTiROM now . on, friend, watch ^ your talk. Not or.ly a "slip of the lip may sink a ship" but wartime regulation of speech is in effect—a thing most of us have overlooked. Involved are laws applicable to the security of the United States. For instance: Anything now spoken, written or printed that is disloyal or abusive to our nation and calculated to breach the peace calls for a punshment of not less than two nor more than 25 years in prison. The same punishment is provided for one who merely possesses a flag standard, ensign or coat of arms of any nation or its subdivision with which the United States is at war. You can't use the Texas flag for any commercial purpose .vithout being liable to a $50 to $100 fine for each day concerned. You can't mutilate or defile the flag of Texas or of the United States under penalty of 30 days in jail and S100 fine. Any willful threat on the Presi-J dent's life incurs a S 1,000 tint! and five years imprisonment. Treason, or latter-day fifth- column work, is punishable by not less than $10,000 fine and from five years in prison. to a death sentence. Funny Business encd up. Of the entire cost of milk pro- normally comprises half. The Missouri youth who set his sweetheart's house on fire because he was peeved with her is now in jail. He needs Jo learn that there are many legal ways of burning a £irl up. ti-? 5 ^ BKll • S^-A rjSSS'jtSi&fS s //'///'•, 'The gan-y was always falling over his bed!"

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