Lubbock Morning Avalanche from Lubbock, Texas on February 13, 1942 · Page 11
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Lubbock, Texas
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Friday, February 13, 1942
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PAGE TWENTY.TWO-~.THE MORNING AVALANCHE LUBBOCK MORNING AVALANCHE "Starts Die Day On Tan Smth Plalnc" Puuih:Jjea j.verj morning except Sunday ani Mondav ana con- !io!id*ted on morning only in the SumJsy "Avalacche- by the Avalaochc-.Tournai Puolisiilng Couoanv. Inc 1211 T'.xa-j Avenue. SUBSCRIPTION HATES By iviau only: One year S5.«, six months S3.T5. three monih' 52.00 and one month "Oc. 3y carrier only. Per month 75c; Comoination Avalanche tnd Journal $1.25 per tmnth. CHAS. A. GUy Editor anil Pursuer Ra'.liJi, Managing Editor PARKER F. PROUTY General IvSanager It Is not the intention to cast reflection upon the character of anyone knowingly, and if th-ouglt frror RV? should, the management will appreciate naving our attention called to 'iame and win gladly correct any erroneous statement made. Aa Independent Democratic newspaper supporting in Its editorial columns the principles which It otlleves ro t? richt and opposing those questions wh'.ch tt DeHeves to-o» wro'ig r»gard- less of party pciltics publishing the news fairly and Imcar- tiallj- at all Ucato MEMBER OF TKK ASSOCIATED PSES3 " The Associated Pre.<* is excliuivfl}- entitled to the use for oub- licatlon of alt news dispatches crsiited to it. or not otherwise credited in this paper, and also rhe local news published Entered es Second-Class Mail Matter ei tin PostcSfic- a- Lub- M« C , •v, T r eX ?^o al:CO I dingJ to P rov i si " s °' »e Act cf co'nsr'ws or March i,. 1679. and under the ruling of the Po;.trnaster-Ger.era). Member of Associated Press Full Leased Wire Service OUR PUEDGE pledge allegiance to the flag oi the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands; One Notion, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all. Those Propaganda Films F EX'S hope that Congress will remain firm k in its refusal to approve an item of $80,000 for a 1 \Valt Disney animated cartoon movie dealing with Donald Duck and the federal income tax. This particular item has been eliminated from an Appropriations hill, but administration leaders have said they will seek its re-instatement. Opposition to this ridiculous item does not imply any criticism of Mr. Disney. On the contrary, if the administration or any part of it wants anything from him, he should be paid. Heaven knows that the movies, like the newspapers and the radio, are the victims of constant demands by various non-defense agencies to milk free booster stuff for themselves. If the truth were known, it probably would reveal that the film the government wants would cost Mr. Disney a good deal more than §80,000. But this does not appear to be the type of film that would serve any useful purpose for the people as a whole. It merely would be a propagandizing effort on behalf of the income tax—an attempt to persuade people they like something that everyone knows they do not like. Further, people need not be "urged" to pay their income taxes. The laws of the land say the taxes must be paid, "or else." All the allegedly humorous film*; in the world, therefore, are unnecessary as far as income tax payment are' concerned. True, the item of $80,000 is infinitesimally small compared with other federal expenditures. But it still is too much to waste. J-ubbock, Texas, Friday, February 73, 1942 Believe It Or Not-By Robert Ripley A Word To The Wise, Etc. MEWSPAPERS have an obviously selfish i» interest in remarks directed recently by Dr. F. A. Russell, professor in the College of Commerce of the University of Illinois, to those with something to sell. He warned, in substance, that it would be bad business judgment for them to cease advertising because the emergency may deprive them temporarily of the merchandise and services they offer ordinarily. This applies especially, Dr. Russell said, to those that hope and expect to be in business when the emergency has passed. The unquestioned bias that newspapers have in the remarks does not remove or change certain facts like these: The fundamental truth of the old saw ."out of sight, out of mind;" the human inclination to forget that of which there is •not constant reminder; that the time will come again when the customer will be . riding high; and that post-war competition .among those with something to sell is likely to be keener than ever. Most of the articles and services which have been hard hit by war-time restrictions bears names that have been made household words. In many cases, the mere name has established itself so firmly in public confidence that it is worth a tremendous sum. It is accepted as the guarantee of quality. If memories of those names are kept constantly fresh in the public mind, then the products and services bearing them are_going to have an advantage when competition for business begins once more. But if the memory of those names and brands is allowed to fade, then the products and services bearing them will have to start from scratch with aii its competition, new and old, when the world is safe once more. ihis situation applies both to the business oo. national scope and to the local business men and women who have earned the confidence of their neighbors. So, though it unquestionably is happening that many businesses can't supplv the merchandise and .services they us'ually offer, they must not take the chance of allowing themselves to be forgotten. If they see to it that the memory of themselves and what they offer is kept green, a time of harvest is sure to come for them. The One Minute Sermon I have'fought a good light, I have finished rny course, I have kept the faith: , Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all thcm also that love his appearing.—II Timothy^ 4;. 7 and-S ' i £ |GH STRIKES TWICE w We SAMEftACE THg CWMNEY OF THEW.6.J£MWJ?S RESIPEAfCE AS DesifiovepTwicE iw 6 PAYS EAPIE SHORT Texts University REFEREED '.ULARGAME IN CHINA WAS ORIGINATED BV AN AMERICAN JOSEPH&BABCOCK /^ ^ ^4 ^ t •'"' By SAMUEL HOPKINS ADAMS Copyright. 1341. NEA Service. Inc. DOC PUZZLES JUDDY CHAPTER XXIII For quite a few minutes Juddy did nothing but think. What her thought produced was this: "Loren Oliver's all right, of course. But what does a movie star see in him?" "Meow, with whiskers," I said. ' "Don't be silly." she said. "It's nothing to me. But I don't understand it. She's so lovely _ " "You're pretty easv to look at yourself, particularly when you're sore," I said. "I'm not sore." That came out good and snappy. "He's male, white and twenty- one, isn't he?" I said. Maybe I leaned a little on the "male." She looked up at me, quick like something had just struck her that she hadn't thought of before "I suppose he is, at that,"" she S31Q. I Pretty near said, "Keep it in ' f b t Ut held in - Sometimes 1 Juddy takes it better at an angle than down the alley. . After that, I'd notice her watch- Sn^- 0 ' WUh a P UZ2l£ d frown. Sometimes they'd walk around or a chaperone. But the only crack sne made was after dinner "He has got a kind of queer cham Mom. I'll give you that" Most of her spare time, though she spent with Angel. She was making him study, too. I asked her H she'd told him about Henderson Kent, and she said not yet, she didn't want to distract his mind until he'd cleaned up on his studies. He cleaned up all right; passed his Am. Eth. test honestly this time. All that was now left of th , h , an !, 0ver ^as his thesis on the \Vandos. Then he came hustling over to Tambay, all steamed "I told you Oliver was a rat" he said. ' ',iY ou ' ve got to sh<nv me," I said And me," Juddy said. "I've got the proof all right. He 5 been taking gold out of his Judd ri§bt al ° ng " Y ° ur gold ' How do you know?" The best job you ever did for yourself was sicking me onto ths Wando diggings. Over in the library I got on the traij of a missing report and followed it into the department's private office t j ^^ Etrictl - v have anv u re - but T sm ellcd some"phony. And did I find it' There, sticking cut of the Tambay Pigeon-hole, was a heavy Manila envelope marked. -Estimated Value of Gold" Tambay. Private" tfeforel could get it open—" -/ 011 could wnat ' An- adv said. it out .,f my hand aid iH the , bUm ' S ™ h So -hal think of that?" "f think Loren Oliver ha.c reason-why - you - should - not - be hanged-by-the-neck-and-may-God have-mercy-on-your-soul! * * * Doc's face went deadpan. "I shall have to refer you to President Gilchrist." ' "I'm asking you, Loren Oliver." You could see the sweat coming out on his forehead and under his eyes, but he only said, "I must still refer you to the President of the University." "That's the best you can • do?" she said. This time he didn't answer. Just stood there, looking sunk. "And you had the nerve to try and make me believe that Ansel isn't straight.'" "I never said he wasn't straight by his own standards. I think he probably is. But his standards might not be yours." "I'd hate to think they weren't better than yours." I put in my oar. "This isn't getting anybody anywhere." "No," he said. "It isn't." Juddy wasn't through with him, though. I think she was trying to fortify her case frr herself. If was hard to look at Doc and believe ne was a crook. She said: "I suppose you'll claim it wasn't .for yourself but the University" f l claim nothing," he said. It wouldn't be anv use I've read the lease." "So have I." "Then you know that any metals or ores mined at Tamfaay belong to the estate. Those are the exact words. Aren't they?" "I believe they are," "And you've been-pretending to be a friend of mine—of ours " "Pretending?" he said, and I tnought I saw her blink. But she went right on. "I'm going to ask Maurie Sears u we can't have the lease vacated for fraud!" Her lips began to tremble. "I don't want to breathe the air till you're off the place forever," she said. "Do you feel that way, too, Mom?" he asked me. "Jvo, I don't," I said. "But there ought to be some explanation, Doc." By this time the poor guy must have had about all he could take He turned on her and his manner 1 wasn't much pleasanter than hers. 'If there is nothing further, may I remind you that you are trespassing on university property?" We got out. For all Doc's frozen-faced referring, I didn't go to Prexy Gilchrist After turning it over in my mind. I did go to oid Dr. Sheldon in the geology- department, and put it up to him, al! but the envelope. "Gold?" he said. "At Tambay" He dragged out a topographic relief man and a lot of blueprints and gave me a free lecture. The nearest gold strike, he said, was 60 miles away in the hills and in an entirety different formation. There simply couldn't be a vein at Tambay, he said: it wasn't that kind of structure. "If gold has been found at Tambay." he finished up. "someone has been salting the place. Do you understand what is meant by salting?" "Since I was 10 years'." I said.; "Who'd want to salt it?"' i "Presumably snmc person who wished to sell it.'' he said. Which made no sense at all. But! I fete better abcut Doc Oliver. Could I make Juddy see it that w-ay? No; she was through. She wanted no more cf Loren Oliver-! r.ot even to hear his i-.arne. A couple of afternoons later while I was trying to make a liar' out of my batik statement and hnv- i mg no .iuck at all, a million dollars | worth of rolling stock eased into camp and played sweet music on its horn. I temporarily canned my mathematics and went out. A swell-looking young guy in Fifth Avenue sports clothes gave me a smile I'd like to have framed for a souvenir and said: "I've heard about you, Mom." "Lots of folks have, that I don't even know who or what they arc " "Who or what I am? You might call me an entrepreneur, if you know what that means." "Sure," I said. "A sucker with money." "Something like that. My money's restless. Wants to get busy and make more; to raise a family, as you might say. I, hear you've had a gold strike." "If you're planning to entrepren Tambay for gold, you're late" I told him. "The gold's only a sideline with me, he said. "Next week's aviation meet over at Keraw is what brought me down." "In the air business?" I asked him. "Well, I've got a few patents," he said. "Also I've backed a Broadway show or two, and hit 'em up a couple of times on Wall Street." "•cv, i'-n, -j- are y° u? " I said. Edsel Ford? Or where did you get all the money in the world 9 " Only part of it," he said. "I got it by getting born into the right family." & "Wouldn't, want, to sink—invent some capital in a sound, reliable tourist line, would you?" I asked him. "Not my season for tourists. I'm buying up athletes this winter. Got an option on a pro football franchise. All I need is a team, to make a killing. Do you know a bird at Welliver named Todd?" "Angel? Do I know my own right leg! Angel's liable to be around this evening." "Is he? Then why don't I settle in, right here?" I sang my little song. "You couldn't find a better place for the money in these United States. Electric light and heat. Hot and cold running water. Shower bath Fresh tcwels. Palatial furnishings. Auto shed with every cabin. All for two dollars." "Fair enough. Todd isn't living here, is he? I understood he was stiH at Welliver." "So he is. But he comes around. He's sort of interested in my partner." "Is that so? I had a half interest in her onc».-. myself." "Huh?" I said. ""What's that? Say it sgsin." "I'm Henderson Sent." (To Be Continued' Vitamin A Treatment For Measles Hinted NEW YORK, Feb. 12. (U.PJ—The possibility that measles—now more prevalent over the country than for some time—may be treated successfully and its complications avoided by the use of large doses of vitamin A is suggested in the current issue of Clinical Medicine. In s preliminarv clinical note Dr. Jrwin 1. Lubowe oi New York reported he had tested the treatment, on a number of cases nil of which responded in some measure. Coughr.i~, Dr. Lubowe said, wa s "rediicec- to a minimurr and the occasional complications of m?.sloiditis, otitis media and pneumonia are avoided." The m.-igazine suggested editorially Ibat this was a favorable time for futther testing of the treatment hr other doctors and com- nirnfrr'i jhat if. mi.slit prove of "great value." The National Whirligig The News Behind The News WASHINGTON " By Hay Tucker WASHINGTON'S divergent views on the danger '' of an aerial attack on the United States underlie the year-old failure to organize a practical system ot civilian defense. On this as on many other problems related to the conduct of the war there is basic disagreement. Army-Navy experts believe— it is" their business to oe pessimistic— that the enemy may try to undertake token bombings of certain areas. The spirit !f r ' iC « Whl . C u h P m ' ai5ed ^ "brass hat" circles di- fbk llys ^ tei \ t , hettp ^rl Harbor dc-baeie was incred- Mavo, A r,^V- ra?ed ^ n '? hins Xvi11 sur P rise the '»- nlanp • H, Guardla ]s ^ ml y convinced that hostile plane* will soar over key industrial sections The OCD pioneer argued so persuasively before con! D grol 'P stha t ^ey gave him fund° for tin * kifs £,£!£ clouds. Appearing on behalf of the bill insurine - and business constituents back home it is this hi h Disillusionment and discouragement have etched deep lines of care on the ordinarily placid countenance of Cordell Hull. His demeanor and appearance suggest that he feels the strain of _ Through no fault of his own, the 71-year-old statesman has had to stand by while his brightest Like m w W f e bl ? ( ^ ened in the flames of conflict Like Wopdrow \Vilson he had hoped to keep this ,-, wiping oiu strangulating eco- b f r " eps las b«n crushed through the advance of fiercely nationalistic forces. Even his policy of appeasing Japan pending the day when tne United States would be better prepared for a" Far Eastern showdown was vitiated by the Mika- f h ? W3S ent ertaming Nomura > traglc moment is a bitter mem- ,- S 5 6mS as if he wiu have n ° better luck in his cautious dealings with Vichy '' haS . intimated ^ Wends that he'd like ig AvtttonchgJotrr;;a| Of frees SPIES: Army intelligence officers and FBI a-ents have swung into high-and-mighty gear- in order to make up for their failure to unearth fifth column work in Hawaii and elsewhere. An amusing occur- * ™ a " anti - in tei-ventionist newspaper Ph-: • • - GSt p . ubllshed a sensational article charging tiMi me fcuiiimisu-aiiuii was planning a military force of ten million men with an AEF as its eventual objective. In support of this theory U listed the amount .of equipment under contract SPP Lt he ^ d , feCd th! " S vast alTa >'- W1 >«e House Secretary Early announced an investigation but the inquiry seemed to have been forgottnen. Then a preliminary hunt disclosed that the story had been based on procurement data obtained by Paul O Peters, a former correspondent and now a ' ist in government statistics. The detectives descended on Peters who served with the armed forces threl » er to SPEECH: The nation's industrialists are con- I'^ tea " w^ ey , at least are 1S S hti "g a -war on two fronts While turning out weapons to assure victory to the United Nations, they are fearful that economic changes will lead to their absorption or AnH th J % a ^- Ong i P ost - ar ^istice government. Ann they are fighting back Th.fA'T 53 ^!° U 3 its h ° rn at evef y opportunity. The Automobile Manufacturers association recently herded prominent newspapermen into Detroit 10 inspect Plants, talk with engineers, watch tanks roll off tne line, witness the final switch to full-time emergency production. Whenever shipyards or air- piane corporations launch or make something new they invite publicists to the show. The Aluminum Company of America has filmed a movie "Unfinished Rainbows," to picture its contribution Ala- chine toolers headline their performances. Underlying these demonstrations is a desire to persuade b **«*iv. -rather on the back. Speaking several times a dav he Plugs his employers in Star-Spang!ed Banner speeches. He also intersperses his patriotic ora«on s with a few references to labor difficulties and other obstacles for which management cannot be blamed do not appredate NEW YORK By Albert N. Leman "pVERY day Americans grind their teeth in help- f- J less rage as the Pacific map changes in Japan's favor. Our devil dogs and tiger fliers are as clever and brave as anything the black dragon can send against them. Yet we are being kicked all over the t ar East. Why are u-e showing up as a pushover? Military men in New York say this: Like Samson we went to sleep and lost our strength; while Washington snored, Tokyo prepared. On the night of September 18, 1931 — note the »?T° Ur Intelll "Sence agents reported an episode which then made no impression upon the public or the government. On the South Mancurian railroad near Mukden a mysterious explosion was given as the excuse for a Jttpponese attack on the Chinese barrac.cs a^id Inter the forced occupation of the country. This should have been recognized as the tip-off that the Mikado had embarked upon a career of aggression. In quick order followed the conquest of Jehol, Chahar. and Peking. The Sino- I " d °- China ' and Thailand merelv steps in a 10-year-old campaign o"f terrorism and expansion. We were kidded into believing that these strucr- gles were draining the resources and blood of the empire Just .the reverse was true. Asia became a vast West Point in which staff generals IcaS array maneuvers and line officers modern tactics. flaw recruits developed into skilled veteran. Airplanes. ground force?, and naval units were taught cpordinalion. Farms, ships, and factories practiced teamwork. When a!! "was rcadv Wrongs coun trymw leaped upon the onlv Uvo Powers As/ a ^rTh^^T thcm and «™l domination £ AM a nn<l the great ocean— Great Britain and the (Copyright, AlcCIure Newspaper Syndicate) Well, anyway. we have got rid of one worry in recent months. The.theory that a person can worry himself to death no longer worries us. Side Glances—By Gsibraith 'You're the prettiest, so when we start our war I.'ll be the general and you can be the spy!" Here And There In Texas Buy A Delense Bond TODAY! Tfcc Office Grouch wss in a bad way this morning He complained th.i? the world was coing to hell so last he couldn't enjoy the passing scenary. By GORDON SHEARER United Press Correspondent A USTIN, Feb. 12 «J.R>—Bundles ^ 5°_ r Congress may change what had promised to be a very dull and uninteresting political year in Texas into an "open season" on congressmen. Lulled into security by general acceptance of propagand'a that in these war times public oHicials should not be bothered with political races, the congressmen found themselves stirred suddenly from their apathy by a storr* of public expression against congressional pensions. The Texas senators as well as representatives are eligible for the pensions—at least Sen. Tom Connally is and Sen. W. Lee O'Daniel will be if he is re-electee! this year and serves a total of five years. O'Daniel' was absent and Connally voted against the • pensions. * * * Here's Kov.- It Works Only con gressmen who served before the 76th congress are immediately eligible for pensions under the five year rule. The present session of Congress is the 77th -and the sessions are two-year affairs. A congressman does not receive a pension upon leaving Congress unless he has reached an advanced age There are several classifications. After 30 years service a retiring congressman would receive his annual payment beginning at the age of 60 years. He can also be paid the annuity after 15 years service, at the age of 62. There is a provision also which makes the present worth of an annuity available at 50 years of age. A congressman who began his term on March 4. 1907 (the o9th 'congress) could re- tire Jan. 1, 1943 and if he is 62 years old then receive $4 175.44 a year for the rest of his life. If he had entered congress as late as 1915 the annuity would be S3,139 a year. Eligibility dates and amounts that Texas congressmen can receive would have to be figured out on actuary ta-' bles. A compilation made for the entire Congress shows that on Jan. J, 1943, 10 would be eligible to begin drawing S3,- 000 a year for the rest of their lives; 41 could draw 32,000 a year; 66 would get Sl,500' 112 could'receive 31,200; and 64 could demand $1,000. To become eligible thev have to pay in five per cent of their salary from the time they exercise an option to take advantage of the act. They do not have to make back payments. ^——. Funny Business excuse from back pay-- ments brought the stiffest Ut-ht against the plan. It was defended by its supporters on the precedent (hat in the past additional civil service employes to whom the annuity plan has been opened, have not had to make back payments, although the annuities are to be paid out of a fund to which unelected federal employes have been contributing for years. * * * Summers Is Dean Hattpn Sumners of Dallas has the longest service in the House o£ Repr esentatives among the Texas delegation. His first term was'in-the 63rd Cprioross \v-hirh hr>!?nn in An- ril of 1913. Speaker Sam Rayburn of Bonham joined him in Washington in the next session. Dec. 6, 1915 and Joseph J. Mansfield of Columbus became a member of Congress in the 65th session which opened in Anril of 1917. O I h or Texas congressmen and the Congress sessions in ff£ which 1 their pensionable sre- »* vice began follow: - • Fritz Lanham, Fort Worth, 66th; Luther Johnson, Corsicana, 63th; Wright Patman, Texarkana, 71st; Martin Dies, Orange, Richard M: Kleberg, Corpus Christi, and R. E. Thomason, Ei Paso, 72nd; Milton West, Brownsville 73rd; Nat Patton, Crockett George H. Mahon, Colorado City and Charles L. South Coleman, 74th; Albert Thomas of Houston and W R Poage, Waco. 75th; Lindley Beckwoi-th. . Gilmer, Lyndon Johnson, Johnson City Ed GosseU. Wichita Falls and Paul Kilday, San Antonio, Eugene Worley, Shamrock and Sam M. Russell, Stephen v i He, are serving first terms. Worley and Lyndon Johnson are on a leave of absence from the house. They have gone on active duty with the Navy. Today's Chuckles Hn« f ' aays a dollar doesn t stay with us long enoush for us to become acquainted* * * * * Dark days, these. We * * Yes.. Hitler if a lie is repeated a ? n ih many Pe ° plc wi " ^lieve it fruth 5amC thing J ' S truc of the Grandpa always sits at the window anywav so T' h is W h,.ker. till the curtains conae baeU ffihe

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