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PAGE EIGHT—THE MORNING AVALANCHE Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, February 14, 1942 Dial 4343 FoV The Avalanche-Journal Office? L'JBBOCK MORNING AVALANCHE "Starts The Day Oil The South Plains" Published every morning except Sunday and Monday snd consolidated on Sunday onornins only In the Sunday Avalanche- itaurnal by the Avalanche-Journal Ppbllshlns Company. Inc., IZM Texas Avenue. SUBSCRIPTION RATES By mall only: Oat year SMS, six months J3.16, ihn-e months $2,00 sn-J one month lie. By carrier only: Pet month 75c; Combination Avalanche and Journal $5.25 per month. CHAS. A. GUY a^iSftm PAP- KER F - PROUTY Editor and Publisher ^Ss^S* 10 Genera! Manager Chas. W. Ratlitf. Managing Editor It Is not the Intention to cast reflection upon the character cf anyone knowinely. and if through error ve should, the svian- agement will appreciate navmg our attention called to same and will glacUy correct any erroneous statement made. An Independent Democratic newspaper supporting in Us rditor- lal columns the principles which it believes to be nglv: and opposing those c,uestiprii which It uelleves to tit wrong, regardless of party politics publlshir.j the news fairly and Impartially at all times. MEMBER OP THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The A.s r ,oclatcd Press if exclusively entitled to the use for publication of all news dispatches credited to it, or not otherwise credited i'.i this paper, and alto the local news published herein. Entered as Second-Cast Mail Matter at, the PostotJice at Liib- bock, Texas, according to provision!) of the Act of Congress ol March 5, 1379, and under the ruling o! the Postmaster-General. Believe li Or Not -By Robert Ripley WHAT 18-UTTER HAS .*..••! EQUAL NUMBER OF VOWELS AMD CONSONANTS Member of Associated Press Full Leased Wire Service OUR PLEDGE YA/E pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands; One Nation, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all. Crackpot Hepburn's Squawk H APPILY for U. S.-Canadian relationships, most people in this nation will consider the source and will not be offended too deeply by the filthy implications of Premier Mitchell Hepburn of Ontario, Canada, that the United States fleet fears that of Japan. It can't be presumed for an instant that Hepburn, whose official position is similar to that of one of our own governors, spoke for any representative group in Canada. If he did, neighborly friendliness could not long endure. Opinion of him at home seems to be that he is a crack-pot political accident who owes his job to' campaign pension promises that made the Townsend plan look as solid as the Rocky Mountains. But instead of keeping his promises, he has involved his province in financial difficulty bordering- on bankruptcy, and this war, the French-Canadian element of the Ontario population has been a sore and an uncertain spot. But irresponsible as he undoubtedly is as an individual, his nasty implications should not be ignored because of the position he holds. People who don't know of him are too likely to evaluate his words according to his position. Hepburn's statement is all the nastier, all the more despicable, because it is not true. He said that those commanding the American fleet "pretend to be hunting the Jap fleet for a finish fight when, in fact, they know the Jap navy is in the South China sea." He implied that the U. S. fleet is • afraid it has not gone into the South China sea to force the fight. This last statement branded Hepburn as being the type of Britisher who demands that this war be fought to the last American sailor, warship and dollar. •fllMeiNS *--t ROCKS - Tel oloapan, Mexico STRANGE NATURAL STONE FORMATIONS THAT WHEN STRUCK-GIVE OUT MOURWFUL SOUNDS LIKE A BELL NAMEOGRftPH OF JACK COOPER HVDROPLANE. RACING CHfir-M 5 la\ W 1 ARCHIE TISCHLER- WEIGHT 102 L LIGHTEST SOLDIER IUTHE FIRST A.E.F. GLASSES Ownci by EOLALIE GODDARO, Philadelphia. EXPLANATION OF CARTOON ALL ITEMS SELF-EXPLANATORY Gold By SAMUEL HOPKINS ADAMS Copyright^ 1341.- NEA Service.-lac; B UT, while criticising, Hepburn conveniently ignored two vital facts. One is that an attempt by the American, or any other fleet, to go into the South China sea for a finish fight at this time would be a fool's suicide. The other is that the fact that while the American fleet isn't fool enough to try to go into that sea at present, it remains -free to roam the remaining waters of the world. Meanwhile, the Jap fleet is bottled within that sea and small adjacent waters and won't come outside to fight. If a more idiotic suggestion has been made by anyone in this war than that by Hepburn that our fieet should go into the sea for the Japs, it does not come to mind. Happily for Canada, it hasn't been tried. . The South China sea has become a Japanese lake, strewn with mines. All entrances to it are through narrow passageways, at the ends of which Jap submarines by scores and planes by hundreds wait. No spot in the sea is distant from scores of Japanese u-boat and airplane bases. If the American fleet could negotiate the passages safetly, it would be forced to rely in battle solely upon the weapons it carried with it. Opposing it would be the powerful Japanese surface navy, plus every u-boat the Japs have, plus every land and sea plane in their military establishment. Furthermore, the Jap submarines and planes would be close enough to their bases that they could refuel and rearm several times during the progress of any genuinely decisive action. One does not need to be an expert to understand how foolish any mich risk would be. Of course it won't be taking. * * * S INCE Hepburn has criticised the United States, lots take, a brief look at Canada. As yet, Canada does not have conscription. If Canadians have fought anywhere except with the R.A.F. — and their fighting there, mostly in American planes, has been been publicized CHAPTER XXIV "Hend—not the bird Juddy was married to'." "Sure," he said. "She was married to me. And I was married to her. We married each other." _ "I get it," I said. "I'm quick Uiat way. Tlie idea is that you were man and wife. Not that it's any o£ my business, but what did you quit for?" "I didn't. She did." "Then why did she marry you?" I was trying to get an angle on him. "I was handsome, rich, and popular," he said. "Still am, for that matter." "You're telling me'." "I'm going to tell her. Though I don't guess it'll get me anywhere." "So that's what brought you to Tambay," I said. "Come with me." Juddy was in a clinch with her first-of-the-month accounts. She looked up from figures. "Hello, darling," Henderson Kent said. "Hendy! How did you get here?" "You wrote me, didn't you?" "Yes Telling you not to come." "Well, I put the reverse English en it." "You always did. Now that you're here, what can I do for Maurie junction. JTUU . "To begin with, you might save me some money." "That's a new slant for you. How." "By inviting me to sleep in your large and moldy mansion instead of one of Mom's small and lonely cabins,' 1 he said. "Not a hope, Hendy. I'm a respectable divorced lady. Or aren't I? Didn't you get the divorce?" "Some such process. But you didn't. So I'm not your husband, but you're still my wife. Anyway, if that isn't the status, I can easily get my high-priced lawyer said. "My late husband." It was no news to Angel that she'd had did, but h a husband; she owned up to him midnight. after he passed the Am. Eth. exam. "Here? I'm going over and beat the living hell out of him," he said. "No, you're not. Ke isn't after me." "What is he'after '.the'ii?' " "You." "Say that again and say it slow." "It's you he's hunting. He's building up a pro football organization. He's come to buy you for cash. He told Mom all about it." "That's different. - How's h e fixed?" "All the money in the world. Hold out for your price. He'll pay anything for what he thinks he can't get. I ought to know." As soon as I saw them coming, I went and got Dolf. In case a dog-fight started, I wanted to have argument for arbitration handy. Well, I was never wronger in my life. Those two took to each other from the start. Hendy Kent fetched out some prune liquor from his car, and we all had a drink. Then the boys had several more rounds by themselves. After that they . were a couple of brothers. Money meanl practically nothing. They fixed il up that Angel was to quit college in the aprmg to help organize the team at a salary of three hundred per month, with a bonus of two her she'd better go to bed. She did, but her light was still on at Sears got out the in- Doc packed his suitcases. There was a gleam in Jud- The National Whirligig The News Behind The News WASHINGTON By Ray Tucker rpHE federal government's annual expenditure for JL advertising itself has reached the staggering . sum of almost 100 million dollars, according to an 1 official, breakdown by the Bureau of the Budget. But even Director Harold D. Smith's experts admit that they cannot compute hidden costs which skyrocket the total far above that figure. The actual, traceable outlay for 1941 amounted to approximately 30 million dollars, of which 19 million dollars went for salaries. But this estimate does not include money laid cut for the tons of circulars, posters, booklets, statistics and yearbooks which divulge the love life of the frog or the monthly Morgenthau borrowings. Nor does it take into account the 52 million dollar charge on the post office for free distribution of these pieces of literature, which exceeded 300 million last year. Agriculture spends the most for ballyhoo. With 711 full-time and 20,500 part-time employes engaged in publicity work, this department shelled out more than 11 million dollars in 1941 for headlines. These items were tabulated without any recognition of the tremendous drain on the Treasury which such agencies as OCD, OFF, OCR, Army- Navy publicists and - Henry Morgenthau's bond- selling establishment will impose in coming years. They have just begun to fling the gold around. When the accountants were asked to make the survey nobody dreamed that high-priced fan dancers, movie stars, fiction writers, Hollywood cartoonists and prize fighters would be needed to keep Uncle Sam on the front page. It is probable that the current year's splurge for self-glorification will top 200 million dollars—or enough to build two battleships and eight destroyers. * * * TRICK: War Production Boss Donald M. Nelson has proved to vertain members of Congress that he knows how to figure political ropes around Washington. Within two days he shifted his stand on one of the fattest pork barrel bills ever submitted to Capitol Hill. On January 29th he wrote a letter to Rivers and Harbors Chairman Mansfield, urging quick action on the proposal to build a new Sault Ste. Marie Canal lock. He advocated prompt passage of the Brown bill,- which provides for separate consideration of this undertaking. The argument for haste here lies in the fact that 85 per cent of the ore needed for weapons passes through this waterway. But on January 31st the former mail order executive withdrew his recommendation. He informed Mr. Mansfield that he had "learned" of the inclusion of the Sou project in the one billion dollar omnibus measure for internal improvements. Therefore, he explained, his original endorsement was superfluous. The WPB head's acrobatics has created disillusionment among congressional veterans. The Soo scheme was tied into the general legislation solely to corral votes for two of FDR's pet ambitions. These are the St. Lawrence seaway and the Florida Ship canal. Both have been outlawed by the members as wasteful expenditures and they would be sidetracked again if presented so that a separate vote could be taken on their merits. They have been slipped into the "overall grab" to compel promoters of worthy developments to accept them or get nothing. Tt '<= a" old irirk. * * * PROBLEM: Japan's successes in the Far East have fored a revolutionary switch in the administration's basic tariff and trade policies. Cordell Hull's far- reaching scheme for a free exchange of goods among the world's empires of production has been laid on the shelf at least temporarily. Earlier moves to make the United States self- Side Glances—By Galbraith COMl 1942 BY KEA SEBVICC. IHC. T. M. Kig. U. ». >AT. Off. I'l* "All right! Maybe it doesn't look romantic—but my girl'» saving newspapers as her part in the war, and this bundle U her Valentin*! Here And There In Texas to prove that it ought to be. easy call off a divorce." It's He looked her over. "And I think I'd like to do it." "I wouldn't." "Not sore are you, darling?" "More at myself than at you. But I'd rather you didn't stay here." "You can't throw me out. Can she, Mom? This is a public hostelry. I'd yell for the police. How about joining me f™~ dinner?" "Sorry; I've got a dinner date." 'HVith Angel Todd?" Juddy frowned. "How did you know that?" "Intuition. He can come. too. I'm here to buy Todd. C. O. D., F O. B. on the hoof." "Still buying 'em, Hendy?" "Ouch!" he said. "Sorry, my dear." Juddy said. "That doesn't come so well from me, docs it? If you bought, I hundred for every gape they won when the playing season came on. Ange! gave Juddy the full heat of his cherub smile. "I guess that about fixes it for us, honeybuneh," he said. Kent caught it "This is a holler," he said to me. "Am I paying this bird tops in salary so he can marry my wife?" The drinks were beginning to tell on our swell visitor, "Lemme tell you," he said. "There's just one thing wrong with Juddy." "Skip it," I said. "You're talking out of turn." "No; let him," Juddy said. "She's too damn serious," Kent said, and lor a minute he was serious, himself. "You never know how she's going to take things. You might think she's a fluff, because she's so pretty. Don't fool yourself. Underneath she's serious; serious as hell. Aren't you serious, Juddy?" dy's eyes as she watched him drive off. "My theory is that Tambay's through with that bird, Mom," she said. My theory was that maybe she'd have to theorize again. One punch never would lick ioren Oliver. Who should hit the Feederia for lunch but our old friend ,Sheriff Mowry! It was time for the entente cordiale. "Let's level, Sheriff," I said. "What's about this bridge?" "It'll take influence to stop it, Ma'am," he said. "Suppose it does go through. What does that get you?" "I'm in the contracting business. We'll handle the dirt." He gave me a \vink. "I guess the other way is easier for all parties." I said. "Twenty- five per cent?" "Twenty-five per cent," he said, "and right reasonable." Seeing he had us by the slack, I thought so, myself. But Juddy was something else again. She was feeling pretty cocky over booting Doc out. Let 'em all come, she'd take 'em on, one down, another up. Three-four evenings we spent in footless arguments, and sufficient in tin, rubber, minerals and other key "Sometimes." "There you are! That's what magnificent—it hasn't widely. Meanwhile, Canada has been secure because American warships, planes and fortresses guard the shorelines. Canada is well armed, mostly with U. S.-male weapons. Canada is prosperous — because of business and lease-lend aid from Uncle Sam. Canada ciin be confident, not be- oause of its own strength, but because of the might of the United States of America. Most Canadians appreciate these facts fully. Only crack-pots and ingrates like Hepburn refuse to do so. Let's consider the source of the slandering?, and forget them. "You r:an't make me mad," he said. All of a sudden I realized why Juddy had shaken him. ditched our marriage." "You can't scare me." Angel said. "After were married, we're going to move so fast she won't have time to be serCous. That's what she needs. Am I right, sweetie?'' Juddy didn't say a word. Sho had been looking from one to the other of Ihe two lads with an expression thot didn't seem to me to quite fit the occasion. If I had been Angel I wouldn't have Uked it. He didn't even notice. He turned to me. Nothing would ever make him "Am I right. Mom?" rnad. Nothing would ever stir him I ducked. "Life is real, life is earnest," I said. "If you don't up. Hr/d keep his wonderful smile, and shrug things off until! a woman would want to k. ; U him. He said, "Got a doghouse to rent, Mom?" "Come along and I'll, got vou settled," I told him. •a * * Angel spotted the millionaire rolling stock as he tutried in at the mansion gate. Ke said to Juddy, '•Trade must be looking up, honeybuneh- Who. owns the silk- lined freight car?" "Brace yourself, Angel," she then, passing the stockade one morning, she heard something that took some or the starch out of her jumper. It was the old familiar clatter of the shovel in the dirt. "What's that?" she said, goggling. "That," I said "is Prof. Loren Oliver of the Department of Amerind Ethnology, Welliver University, digging a couple of Wan- dps for dinner. And remember, nice girls don't cuss." "He can't," she said. "I can have him arrested. Weve got a court order." "He's got. a newer and better one. So what do you do about that? Don't you growl at me, Jane Ann Judson." She was making noises in her throat, like a kitten does when it's mad. Juddy can be a brat at times- (To Be Continued) Dr. Estill Will Be Buried On Saturday HUNTSVILLE, Feb. 13. (.TV- Funeral services will be held tomorrow for Dr. Harry Fishburne Estill, 81, president emeritus of Sam Houston State Teachers college, who died yesterday. Dr. Estill was a member of the first, graduation class of the college and had been officially connected with it for 60 years. He became president emeritus in 1937 afler serving as president for 29 years. He was the author of "History of Our Country," a school text used in Texas and several other states. SULUClullb in Llil, ruuuui, illlllCLcn:s eiiiu UVIICL ixtj products have failed because o£ F.ocsevelt-Hull- Wallace opposition. The advocates of economic internationalism hoped even as recently as December 7th that the need to develop these industries at home would be obviated. British and American naval authorities promised to keep open the sea lanes to Oceania. But now all objections to a program of self-containment have been withdrawn. Jesse H. Jones will finance a synthetic rubber business. Without a dissentins vote Congress okayed the Anderson-Downey bill for securing guayule on a large scale. At Rio de Janeiro Jones' No. 1 aide, Wayne Chatfield-Taylor, arranged for building roads into Brazilian jungles in order to tap the tree Hevea brasiliensis. Harold L. Ickes, after avoiding the problem for years, has asked for millions to mine low-grade manganese. He has a grandiose plan for bringing almost all the neglected resources of the West into production. It will not be long before almost every raw material needed in peace or war will be obtainable in quantity on the North American continent. How to revive the Hull-Wallace system will present a difficult problem at the peace table. NEW YORK By Albert N. Leman rpHE DEBACLE at Singapore shocks a public J- which has been pumped full of false optimism regaiding the strength oE this overrated "Asiatic Maginot Line." Why did it show up so poorly? Some of the unpalatable truths about the situation may now be published. The island is another horrible example of failure to estimate the craft and power o£ Japan. Civilian defense measures were not taken earlier because war profiteering rubber planters and tin miners were brawling with the Legislative Council as to the paying of costs. The first income tax measure ever introduced only passed after the government abjectly promised that the rated %vould By DAVE CHEAVENS Associated Press Staff Writer rpHE same burdened news wires J- that relentlessly chattered the hot and cold tidings of war success or failure by the United Nations last week also had room for a two line item from Austin, Texas, that probably outweighed all the other stories lumped together. To the mind of this fisherman, at least, the routine news brief unconsciously but accurately bespoke the fundamental and usually unexpressed faith and hope of the people of the United States. Lake Charier Extended The newspapers that printed it at all also carried on their iront ri 3 CT ss the Wire- photo pictures of the shattered, smoking hulk of the shamefully sunken battleship Arizona in Pear Harbor. They headlined stories about a new advance by Axis forces in Libya, and about a terrific air raid over Singapore. There were the usual reiterations of disaster expected there, of more advances by the Japanese in the direction of the Burma Koad. To most . Americans, Even Pearl Harbor seems pretty far distant Libya is not reality. Singapore and the Burma Road are mystericr.s may points. But the item from Austin, Texas, said this: "Austin, Tex., Feb. 2. (ff) — Charter amendments: McKinney Club Lake Co., McKinney; extending charter for period of 30 years from Jan. 29, 1942." on. that date. Their new charter says so in unstudied words more forceful than all the propaganda you could scrape up for either side in the world conflict. Whether they realize it or not, they also believe McKinney will still be a prosperous, democratic, growing community in a prosperious, democratic, growing nation. And the chances are, they hope the fishing will be better 30 years from now than it is today, no matter how good their fishing is in 1942. * + » rpHAT launches your fishing cor- J- respondent on the first outdoors column of a New Year. •V?"OU are let down. You don't J- see what it adds up to. The directors of the McKinney Club Lake company who read this may wonder what the excitement is all about, why they are coming bleak February is no time to be talking'about fish, but the fact is it frequently turns out to be the best month of the year for anglers in Texas. This is especially true if the weather turns warm for a couple of weeks, and fools the big crappie into thinking spring is here. During extended periods of warm weather in February, iheyjm run up into the shallow sloughs™ and creeks," and are usually found around willow trees, or in the tangle of roots at eroding cut banki. They go up the creek when they are informed by nature, falsely or "otherwise, that spawning season is at hand. The crappie at his wisest is probably the stupidest fish that swims, but in the mating season his mentality sinks to new lows. He or she will bite any bait flung at him, especially at night. The crappie's stupdiity has absolutely no effect on how good it tastee when fried to a crisp brown in corn meal and hot bacon grease. A good antidote to'war, lor anyone who has the opportunity, is a day spent catching crappie and a believe r.ie and Henry V/., try running a camp on a shoestring." "Give that old gravc.digger another drink," Kent said. ''Then Barton P. Sibole is .._.. Name Sranolind Head let's all have dinner on me right] TULSA, Okla., Feb. Kl (J") — Eiarton P. Sibole has been named, president of the Stanotind Pipe Line Co., it was announced today. Sibole, former vice president, here and no\v." So I cooked up a special and thsy ate it Kent \vas to drive over to Welliver in the morning so he and An-jel could sound out Ramsdell and. a couple of other good men on the team. Judtfy sent Angel home early. She sat around .for a while, sort of lifeless and dispirited, until I told not exceed 8 per cent. The levy was held up also by reason of disputes concerning the revenues which Indian and Chinese firms should be compelled to contribute. The security of the city depended unon weak reeds which were broken by the wind—unprotected battleships sunk by air bombs; plantation workers and forest rangers supposed to act as guides through the jungles but who never were organized; Punjabis and Pathans trained as guerrillas only to be outdistanced by ths advancing Japs; reinforcements and airplanes which did not arrive. Now the enemy may be able to sneak around the point and reach the Indian ocean where he can torpedo our ships taking supplies for China to Burma and for Russia to Iran. Military experts here believe that while autopsies cannot bring back life to Malaya, the warning lesson may help shake off British and American complacency. * * * BITTER: The old song. "Yes, We Have ?To Baa- nanas" may be revived if the U. S. Maritime commission continues to take over ma : ny more ships from the famous line whose white fleets once sailed from here to tropical America bringing back fruit, cocoa, coconut, and agricultural products. Already over half of its vessels have been chartered by this government and Great Britain for which the company is well paid. Because its boats are equipped with the most modern built-in refrigeration units, Ihey are extremely valuable in transporting perishable goods. Since several of our AEF's are likely to see service in more than one remote hot country, additional craft may be commandeered. But there is another angle which offsets this need. After unloading food at our ports the steamers refill with cargoes especially war materials, for the Canal. Zone and p\.,r new bases in the Caribbean sea. 'fie floating ice chests already are packed with meat and ve<*e- tables for U. S. troc-ps in the Isthmus, Dutch Guinea and West Intliun spots. If trade with the small republics K; cut off, the State department will have ?. new headache over its Good Neighbor policy. Should the bananas be aKowed to rot on the trees, unemployment, unrest and bitter feeling toward Uncle Sam may result. in for the publicity. What has their more or less routine application for extension of charter, and the granting thereof by the sec- 1 retary of state for Texas, got to! do with Pearl Harbor, Singapore, | Libya or the Burma Road? What's it got to do with what Americans think and how they feel about the outcome of the war? * * * It Points To Future It boils itself down to a simple and unpremeditated expression of faith and belief in the survival of a form of government. Project yourself 30 years ahead into history and you'll find yourself , in February, 1972. Mo prophet nor the son of a prophet could say definitely what the world will be like in February, 1972, but the directors of the McKinney organization believe their hunting and fishing club will be operating at the same old stanc couple of hours eating them. Bass Bite In Cold Bass" also go on striking sprees in springlike February weather, but they'll bite on the cold days, too. If you can give them a whirl just before a norther strikes your chances of catching a nice string are good—provided you're fishing in water where there are any bass. Rising barometers, good bait—artificial or real—and the best equipment, luck and perserverance will not reward the angler who fishes in sterile waters. "One of the tough problems confronting early civilized man was what to use for money," says { a lecturer. If anybody ever solved this tough problem, we'd like to know about it. * • * A hick town today has everything a city has except noise and congestion. succeeds A. W. Peake, \vho returns to the chairmanship of the board of directors. Peake served as president of the company since the retirement of R. S. Eliisou in November, 1940. However, emergency work, on roads and military installations will absorb a number of those who formerly cultivated crops. Less modern freighters could import sugar and copper from these southern reg-'.ons. (Copyright, McCIure Newspaper Syndicate) : unny Business "I think he*» in Ihe Australian cavalry."

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