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:.• - • ^$PAGE' / EIGHT-~THE MORNING AVALANCHE Lubbgcfe, Texas/ "Tuesday, February 17, 1742 Df-</ 4343 For The Avalanche-Journal Offie«t .- LUBBOCK MORNING AVALANCHE "Sorts Tb« Day Oa Th* Couth Plains" Publlsbed erery morninc 'xcept Sunday and Moaday and con- tillditej on Sunday mornlns only In :he Sunday Avalanche- Journal by the Avalanche-Journal Publishing Company, Inc., 1221 Texas Aven"e. SUBSCRIPriON RATES By m»U oaly: One year $545, sJi months K.It, three months $2.00 and one month 70c. By carrier only: Per month lie; Com&lnatlou AvaJafccIjt and Journal $1.25 per month. CHAS. A, GUY -rf^KfrtD PARKER V. PROUTY Editor and Publisher 1S <=3S£:*'^ General Manager Chss. W. RatSJf, Managing EJitor It i» not the intention to east reflection upon the character of anyone knowingly, and if through error vre should, the mtn- ajement vi'.l appr«:»te naving our attention called to came and will gladly correct any erroneous statement made. An independent Democratic newspaper supporting in Us editorial columns the principles which it believes to be right and opposing thOER questions which it believes to be vronz, regardless of party politics publishing the news fairly and impartially at all tunes. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRECS The Associated Press is «xclus!tely entitled to the UJB for publication of ill news dispatches credited to It, or not otherwise credited Ir this paper, and also the local news published heron. Entered as Second-Class Mail Matter at tha Postofflce at Lubbock, Texas, according to provisions of the Act of Congress of March 5, 1879, and under the ruling of the Postmaster-General. Full Leased wire fierrlc* Believe It Or Not-By Robert Ripley Member of Associated Press OUR PLEDGE 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. The Fall Of Singapore TT WOULD be worse than pointless for the 1 United Nations to try to pretend that the loss of Singapore is not a heavy blow. It would be foolish and dangerous for them to try to pretend and to act as though they have not been hurt when unquestionably thej' have been hurt—and seriously. Nothing is to be gained now from recriminations— from "crying over spilled milk." It helps none at all to bewail the fact that the loudly touted "impregnable" defenses of Singapore have been proved the worst "bust" since the Magihot line. It helps nothing to repeat suspicions that Singapore was one of the most poorly de- fened fortresses, for inexcusable reasons, in the history of warfare. •The important fact is that Singapore is in Jap hands. This is a fact so serious that time can't be wasted looking back for the mere sake of grieving and of seeking someone on whom to heap the blame. Of course . there will come a time to ascertain whether there are grounds for suspicion that Singapore's loss has been as criminally inexcusable as it appears to be. But, for the moment, the most useful lessons that Singapore can supply are those which can be turned to advantage in the future conduct .of the war and in helping the United Nations to avoid previous mistakes. The loss of Singapore forces the United Nations to face some stark realities. One is that they will be fortunate, indeed, if the Dutch East Indies do not come next. That would mean that Japan has gained, and the United Nations have lost, the world's principal sources of such absolutely vital materials as tin, quinine and rubber. It would mean access for the Japs to materials like oils, minerals and foods of types of which we still have abundances, but of which they have had too little. It means that all hopes that this might be a short war must be thrown out the window. It may last for years. The silver lining in the black cloud is that the blow is not one to cause despair. A similar blow to the Axis powers would be fatal. To the United Nations it merely means that they are confronted with a harder job than they have been before. But it.is a job that all of them face with supreme confidence that it is one that can be done, must be done and will be done. REMEMBER PEARL WAR.BOR DOM cTOAO 32 FOUNDER of THE THAT RULED PORTU6AL ANDBRA1IL FOR 300 YEARS WAS CURSED BY A MENDICANT MONK (WHOH HE HAD ORDERED FLOGGED) WHO PROPHESIED; "H£V£K$HALLA FIRST BORN SON OF THE HOUSE OFBKAGAKZA UV£TOKUL£" THIS CURSE. Cwete (N/tef<wi?fM& fasKfON- 0 FIRST BOKN CROWHPMHCK/N SUCCESSION A U Rows, COLUMNS AND DIAGONALS OF THE4CONCENTRIC SQUARES HAVE COMMON "SUMS. The National Whirligig : The News Behind The News 'WASHINGTON By Hay Tucker ADMIRAL, WILLIAM H. STANDLEY owes his -rt- Moscow appointment to the fact that another retired seaman—Admiral William E. Leahy—has done an outstanding job as our ambassador at Vichy. Washington may soon break relations with the Pctain regime, bin it will be no fault of our representative there. The elderly "hero of Verdun," who is a shrewd, tough peasant for all his St. Cyr (West Point) training, conceived a great fondness for the American, So did the French people. They always referred to our diplomatic emissary as "the other admiral," which was a slight to French Admiral Dar/.an, who favors complete collaboration with. Berlin—and is well hated by the Gallic populace. The Marechal regards himself as the regent lor a potential liberal French monarchy and smart Leahy encouraged'him in that aim. The two fraternized like a couple of old soldiers and no matter what the future may bring, our former naval officer blocked a close Franco-German alliance for at least a twelvemonth. Stalin does not like bespatted and bespangled diplomats. Of our recent envoys to the Soviet the only men in whom he confided were Capitalist Joseph E, Davies and Laurence A. Steinhardt, who were not the orthodox State department breed. So we are sending to the Kremlin another hard-boiled sailor, Standley. * * * CLIENTS: The one bold man at Washington— Price Administrator Leon Henderson—has forced certain selfish groups to step aside while he relieves the sugar shortage. He has ordered industrial alcohol representatives in the War Production board to back him up or hand in their" $l-a-year commissions to the President. The scarcity of sweets in the United States derives largely from the demand of this business that it be allowed 1,250,000 tons of Cuban cane in the form of hight-test molasses—a quota which it enjoyed in peacetime. Agriculture Secretary Claude Wickard, liquor organizations and farmers insist that it get its supply from surplus- grains instead of sugar, thus relaesing those 1,250,000 tons for public consumption. But two lawyers representing the alcohol interests in WPB have-refused to approve the substitute suggestion. It is one of the many minor scandals at the capital. For some reason War Production Chieftain Donald M. Nelson has kept hands off. He has not compelled his subordinates to fall in line with the practical program for insuring a greater amount of the glucose product. He left it to Leon to tell his men to forget their allegiance to their erstwhile clients and to remember that the American people are now their constituents. Leon did! * * * SPACE: President Roosevelt was not fooling when he declared that "parasites" must quit the capital in order to make room for thousands of incoming Side Glances—By Galbraifh COPB. m2BV KEA SERVICE, INC. T. M. REG. U. S. PAT. OFT. "Maybe it's sinful to have such thoughts, but don't you wish we were young enough again to be insulted?" Here And There In Texas RAVESTONEIMaARDINE CEMETERY, Montana Cpf.. llll. Kuj r SicuKau. 1st, WccU li EXPLANATIONS OF CARTOON HEMIBASIDIOMYCETES is an 18-letter word with equal number of vowels and consonants. THE CURSE OF THE BRAGANZAS Dom Joao IV (1604-1656), "The Fortunate," founder of the royal dynasty which ruled Portugal and Brazil for nearly 300 years, ordered him flogged. The monk cursed the king, saying "never shall a first-born son of the House of Braganza live to rule." This curse came true in an astounding fashion. In all the annals or the Portuguese and Brazilian Braganzas, never did a first-bom sit on the throne. Pedro II, the last of the Brazilian Braganzas, was deposed, and Manuel, the last of the Portuguese Braganzas, was driven from the throne. In between there were 13 first-born crown princes who, through death or exile, never touched the throne of their fathers. By BRACK CURRY Associated Press Staff Writer /^OOD boys who get into trouble 'JT and bad boys who may become good citizens with the right kind of training and influence make up the nearly 600 youths at the Gatesville State School for Boys. When R. N. Winship jr., of Junction, assumed direction as superintendent last fall, the school be- federal employes. FDR's seemingly offhand state- | came a testing ground in Texas for By SAMUEL HOPKINS ADAMS Copyright, 1941. NEA Service, Inc. HIGH FINANCE CHAPTER XXV Next morning was one of those days that starts wrong and gets worse. A lady in a trailer got premature with a baby, and I had to help her scared husband pack for dazed. "No," he said. "Have you?" I It was true, too. A reporter had Inside the wagon Juddy giggled | got to him, and the old boy said right.out loud. "Tact!" she said. "Never mind, Doc," I said, for he was looking unhappy and rattled. "You meant well." "I did/' he said. "What made the hospital at 6:15, with our j her act that way?" truckies yelling for their grub. A | "Hellfire and campfire. Doc! " " Where's your savvy? She thought you were making a pass at her!" But Are We "Alone?" D ECLARATION by Prime Minister Churchill in his broadcast Sunday that, "we ai-e no longer alone in the war," may have been re-assuring t6 the British people. But it may have caused many people in the United States to wish poignantly they could say the same thing with honest confidence. They are beginning to feel pretty much alone in the war, especially so far as the British Isles are concerned. couple in Cabin Five planned to cut down their night's overhead by swiping a pair of sheets, and threatened me with the law when 1 made 'em open up their suitcase. Dolf got hungry and pinched a couple of flapjacks so hot they burnt his mouth, and waved his tail at me when I jumped him. And there was a love letter from the bank, reminding us of a note and mortgage due in a month, and wasn't it about time we paid it off — a little matter of $4076.60 with interest! Like it paid off, would they? So would I. Fat chance. On top of all that,- it was raining and I was cross. Doc was eating his breakfast in the corner when Juddy pushed Juddy giggled of gulped. again. Doc sort open the door, looked at him, He got up. 1 She and he made a . Mr. Willkie's Suggestion O PINION in this nation undoubtedly would endorse overwhelminglv the suggestion by Wendell L. Willkie that Gen. Douglas Mac Arthur be placed in supreme command of America's armed forces IF General MacArthur was in position to accept such a command at this time. But we doubt whether popular opinion would tolerate the withdrawal of General MacArthur from active leadership of the men in the Philippines whose b.eroic place in historic immortality of this nation is assured. Perhaps the continued resistance of this little band has ceased to have great strategic value in its bearing on the outcome of the war. But this nation will not approve any act that might cause men to feel that their leader is being taken from them. As long as they feel the presence of General MacArthur may help them, the : Philippines is the place where he should be. quick change from red to kind of white. Juddy said, "Mom, what's the matter with that trailer under the Pride of India tree?" "Broke," I said. "On their uppers." It was one of those things that happen in every camp. The wife was a young, pretty thing, thin as a stick of spaghetti and worn to a frazzle tending her half-sick husband who shaped up like a t. b. to me. They'd got this far on their way from Oklahoma to her brother in Florida, and I don't reckon they could have raised the change for a dollar between them. "You could see they were scared. "I thought I heard the girl crying," Juddy said. "That was me when they hung me up for the parking fee,"" I said. "The man got a fill of gas." "Also on tick. Every camp gets gas grafters. It's part of the overhead." "Do you suppost they've got The One Minule Sermon Behold, I have done according to they words; lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart: so that there was none lifee thee before thee, neither after three shall any arise like unto thee. And I have also given thee that which thou hast riot asked, both riches, and honour: so tha£ there shall not be any 1 among the kings like unto thee all thy days, j —I Kings 3; 12 and 13. " j anything to eat?" * * * Doc Oliver got up. As he passed us, Juddy drew her skirts aside and leaned away, registering that if he didn't have leprosy, it was at least seven-year itch. From the window I could see him bracing the trailer girl, who was taking in some of the raggedy things she'd hung out to air. She lifted her head and spoke and he walked away, blinking like somebody had hung one on his chin. I stepped to the door. "What are you up to now. Do:?" He turned the eye of a sick fish on me. "Mom, what's wrong with mc? :> "I haven't got time to go into it now," I said. "I never can seem to do anything right," he said. "Not with women." "Well, teH Mom." "I tried to give that girl a little money." / "What did you say to her?" "What was there to say?" "I see. You \vait till her husband isn't around and just go up and push a twenty on her. That's fine. That"? swell. Doc, haven't .you go'. "For money?" He took the bill out of his'pocket and stared at it like it was poison. "Gimme that twenty," I said. It didn't requiro two minutes of my valuable time to negotiate and report. "It's okay, Doc. She's .crying. I guess they're both crying. You get that way when you haven't eaten properly for maybe a week. "Doc, you must be rich." "No," he said. "Not rich." "Speaking as man to man, about what would you assay?" "Mom!" Juddy said. "You let me run this," I said. "Doc, the bank down at Leverton is getting itchy about—" Juddy grabbed me. "No, Mom! No! No!" She almost hit my ear. "Well, pardon me," I said. "I'm speaking out of turn again. But maybe'you'll tell me how we're to pull Tambay through this knothole any other way." She put her teeth over her lip. "I'd rather take Hendy's money thans his." Doc walked out. I was sore. I gave it to Juddy straight. "You needn't be so nasty about his money. You've had seven hundred of it." "Seven hundred!" she said. "What seven hundred?" "Use your intelligence." "The bet!" "That's it." "Was that Loren Oliver's money? How rotten! Angel must have spent the money—" "Lost it." "—white he was on that drunk, and then gone to Loren Oliver!" "To me. I'm the one that got it from Doc." "Did Angel know where it came from?" "Yes." that all would be explained in his report to the trustees. "Look, Juddy," I said. "You won't let me borrow the money from Doc. 'Okay. How about getting it on a business deal?" "What kind of a deal?" "Straight business. If Mowry—I mean the bank — forecloses on Tambay, what becomes of Doc's Wandos? As soon as the Weliiver lease is up, he loses them." "What of it?" "God give me patience! I'm banking on the hope that Doc will make us a loan on those dead In- juns." "You mean on the gold." "Have it your own way. The point is, will "you give him a lease as security for the loan if I get it?" "Oh, I suppose so! But you'll have to do it all." (To Be Continued) Highway Construction Progressing In Scurry SNYDER, Feb. 16 (Special) — Progress of the Highway 15 construction lined: front was briefly out- Thomas and Rogers, contractors on the stretch of Highway 15 from the overpass southeast of Snyder eastward to the Fisher county line report caliche has been laid to a I point 10 miles east of Snyder. Incidental grading on the east- west roadbed has been carried east from Snyder to Midway — a point almost exactly half-way between Snyder and Roby. Grading will be carried to the Fisher county line within the next few days. The State Highway department reports that contract for the 11V£ mile stretch of Highway 15, beginning at the Scurry-Fisher county line and going eastwards to a point five miles of Roby, has been mail- ment roused a great guffaw here and elsewhere. Nobody thought he was serious. But Budget Director Harold D. Smith, the second most powerful official in this city, has compiled at the White House request a catalogue of institutions which ought to move ouf and turn over their sumptuous edifices to the government. Smith includes in his list, as was to be expected, numerous trade groups—the United States Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers, the Daughters of the American Revolution and sundry other organizations which, oddly enough, have fought the New Deal from start to finish. Washington is short of official space. The buildings occupied by these private agencies are needed because they are large and roomy. But you cannot convince politicos and industrialists in the District of-Columbia that the "ousting" is solely for reasons of national defense. In their opinion, they- are being "licmidated." * * *' LAUGHTER: Mayor La Guardia made several attempts to eliminate Mrs. Roosevelt from the OCD scenario before he' "resigned " in disgust. In his opinion her emphasis on civilian morale instead of antiair safeguards perverted the whole picture. Fiorello was discussing the 100 million dollar j appropriation for civilian defense with Budget Director Harold D. Smith. The mayor suggested a scheme whereby no money could be set apart for the First Lady's fan dancing, basket weaving and communal singing activities. But the financial dictator did not dare to recommend to Congress that Mrs. R's program was not in accord with the President's policy—the formula he uses whenever he wishes to spike congressional assignments displeasing to FDR. At a White House conference La Guardia uttered his complaints against the bureau's perversion. Again he proposed that Mrs. Roosevelt withdraw in the interest of national unity and more efficient performance by his agency. Her husband's answer was a burst of laughter without any serious commitment. Then it was that La Guardia resigned after a bitter argument with his old friend. NEW YORK By Albert N. Leman rpHE MAN to watch right now in Great Britain, -L according to an inside tip from London, is Leslie Hore-Belisha, who before the war modernized the British Army over the sullen protests of the moribund Sandhurst clique of reactionary brass hats. Dp' not be surprised to see this powerful figure sweep back into the cabinet, not as a routine, rubber-stamp yes-man, but as a super-minister—almost partner of Chyrchill—occupying the unique position held by dynamaic Lloyd George in As- corrective theories for juvenile delinquents. Rancher, teacher, leader in Boy Scout activities, Winship was chosen for the position because in the opinion of the State Board of Control he represents "the modern ideas of dealing with delinquent boys." * * * Boys Are His Hobby On his ranch, Winship has created and run a successful boys' camp, and proposed to apply the principles learned from his hobby—boys' work— to the new administrative program for the Gatesville school. "We do not regard the boys here as having committed crimes,'' he explains. "They are, rather, delinquent boys who are in need of guardian. ship above and beyond what they are getting at home. "This means that instead of their being punished like adults, they are regarded as being children, and not fully responsible for what they do. "They are somewhat like a boy who is sick. Such boy has some thing wrong with him physically, but these boys have something wrong with them because they are sick socially, and need help where the proper guidance -in the community has failed." * * <f rpUCKED away amidst the roll J. ing, cedar-studded hills o quith's dillydallying government. As the debris from rosy promises about Singapore, Australian defenses, and Libya showers upon Downing street, the parliament, press, and people are crying out for aggressive leadership which will give them something better than stubborn retreats, skillfully executed evacuations, and alibis for surrender—heroic but .humiliating; The only untarnished strong man in sight is the former Secretary of State for War, who has been lying low in wait for such an opportunity to serve. His presence, whether as teammate or successor, would be embarrassing to the prime minister because both leaders are implacable personal enemies. The most choleric jibes on the floor of the House ed to the contractors, Cage Broth- of Commons have been exchanged by them. Even West-Central Texas, the Gatesviil school is one of the largest of th state e 1 e e m o synary institutions currently caring for 554 boys — 346 white and 198 colored. There Texas has invested ove $1,000,000 and annually spend nearly $250,000 more for the so cial, moral and educational train ing of delinquent boys. Situated three miles north o -Gatesville on State Highway 36 the school occupies 913 • acres oL campus and state-owned farming and pasture lands and leases an additional 2,500 acres. The land's valuation is $53,000, that of the buildings $736,300, and equipment and furnishings $187,500—a total of $1,003,000. With a budget for the fiscal year beginning Sept. 1 of $215,089, the school supplements its appropriated income with a farm program which yields about $20,000 annually from the sale of farm crops, hogs and cattle. From the 1,400 acres under cultivation, the school realized, the following crops in the last fiscal year: 16,848 bushels oats, 78 bales otton, 9,278 bushels corn, 3,858 ushels cane 2,596 bushels alfalfa, 00 tons hegari stored as ensilage, nd vegetables valued at $4,000. Federal Aid Hoped For Increasing emphasis upon vocational ' training to equip the boys for a useful place in society after their discharge from, the school is being emphasized under the Winship administration. "We are attempting to develop our vocational program along the most modern lines," says Winship. "Experts have recently studied our set-up, and are recommending plans which may soon result in a thoroughly modern vocational program whic his aimed at equipping each individual boy, with the maintenance needs of the institution becoming a secondary, rather than or primary, importance." If this plan culminates in an actual project, Winship believes federal funds for national defense will be allocated for this purpose. "If we can increase the members of our vocational staff, and turn.out older boys • with definite training, they v will find their place in helping with the productive effort of this nation in its national defense." * * * T~iHE institutional, state-owned land comprises an independent school district which receives per capita apportionment from the state department of education. School is in session 11 months in the year and regular elementary and high school course of sttidy is followed through the 11 grades taught. ' The boys are in school one-half of each day, working in the vocational departments the other halt day. Vocational departments include cabinet making, printing, painting and paper hanging, carpentering and concrete work, garage mechanics, power plant operating, including steam engineering, power generating, boiler firing, electrical work and ice plant operation; plumbing, shoe repairing, baking, garment making,.dairying, livestock care, farming and hospital work. Each of the departments has one or more supervisors and the boys are given training in the work of each as well as caring for the maintenance needs of the school. "In recent months," says Superintendent Winship, "we have changed the program of the school so that a boy now is placed in his trade assignment, not on the basis of simply helping with the program of the institution, but first and foremost, on the basis of hiri| interest and aptitude for a particu-^ lar trade, in relation to the opportunity to be afforded him when he leaves." Buy A Defense Bond TODAY! She didn't say anything more; just sat there, thinking. After a while I said. "Was that on the up-nnd-up about going to your husb '• — to Hendy Kert for the money?" The color all went out of her face. "You know what it would mean." "You'd have to take him back. Or would you? ri "I wouldn't be such a rotten sport as to take !nis money and not make good." "No, I reckon nof."' "Oh, Mom! I don't know what to do. Why, even Loren Oliver would laugh at me if I went back to Hendy! Did you see his face when I suggested it?" "I did. He didn't look to me like lie was laughing. Now, I want to a?k you something. Do you still think Oliver shapes up like a crook, after seeing what he did about the trealer couple?" "Oh, that's no argument," she s-iid. "Lots of crooks are generous. They can afford to be. Why, Mom, ers and L. A. Turner of Bishop for signatures. While the bid of Cage Brothers and Turner was slightly above the original State Highway department estimate, mailing of the contract assures early start on Highway 15 work in western Fisher county. Information received by County Judge Sterling Williams and commissioner court members from State Highway department officials reveals asphalt work on Highway 15 from Snyder west to the Borden count? line is ready to get un- d-sr way with the arrival of warmer weather. p against on the road?" His eyes looked at me, kind of Tambay." Holman Test Drilling At About 1,500 Feet Reports Monday were that the Jim Sharp No. 1 Holman, wildcat test three miles southeast of Lubbock, was drilling ahead at about 1,500 feet. Top casing was set at 280 feel, and drilling from that point was resumed late Saturday. It has continued without interruption since, reports said. Contract depth of the test is 5,500 feet. Operators said they'are: most hopeful is discovered. that if it will production be around 4.800 feet. Barring interruptions, this depth should be reached in President Gilchriiit has practically \ about two wneks. admitted that they struck gold at \ Buy A Defense RonJ TODAYl when they sat in the Chamberlain inner circle, they glared across the table at each other like panthers. Recently they have become more reconciled—especially since Hore-Belisha publicly praised Churchill's Washington trip. The one-tune cabinet member is an advocate of offensive action..He wants to smash Italy and get tough with Vichy. In political circles he is looked upon as theonly alternative premier on whom Labor, Liberals, and back-bench Conservatives could unite. » * « KEY: Father Knickerbocker, eager to collect waste for Uncle Sam'a war industries, launched a salvage campaign with typical New York ballyhoo. But when city truck-drivers punched doorbells for the expected piles, thty discovered that tenants, janitors, junk men, and scavengers had beaten them to it. Not enough stuff was available to pay the 'cost of gasoline and tires. However since the sanitation experts believe the materials will find their way to the national rubbish heap, they arc not disappointed. Steel foundries are badly in need of scrap if they are to turn out plate? for ships, tanks, and guns. Last year we produced 53 million tons—29 from the mills and 24 through outside purchases of factory castoffs, railroad equipment, building girders, jalopies, and farra machinery—only two million tons came from homes This year the rural areas will not have many old tractors and harvesters but graveyards will be a rich "min.c above ground." In Great Britain over 1,000 tons of metal are recovered weekly fro.n wrecked vesse's. Buckingham Palace was stripped of grillwork and enough ircn to build six tanks was manufactured from the railings around nine famous London churches. One man sent a key to the collection office with this message: "The house belonging to this was bombed. Please accept enclosed for salvage " (Copyright, McClure Newspaper Syndicate) Funny Business "He just couldn't resist it any longer, sir I

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