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jPAGE EIGHT—THE MORNING AVALANCHE Lubbbck, Texas, Wednesday, February 1.8, 1942 LUBBOCK MORNING AVALANCHE -Starts riic Day On The South plains" Published cverv morning except Sunday and Monday End consolidated ou s'unday moreir,,; only In the Sunday Avalanche- Journal by the AvalancHe-Journal Publishing Company. Inc., 1'ill Texas M'cnue. SUBSCRIPTION RATES By inau only: One year S5.<5, V.x months S3.lt, three months $2.00 and one month 70e. By carrier only: Per month 75c; Combination Avalanche and Journal $1.25 per month CKAS. A GUV ,«^I«5v PARKER P. PROUTY Editor and PuMisiier ^^iS^" Gi-ncral Manager Chas. W. Ratli/f, Managing Cdi'.or It is not the intsction Co cist reflection upon the character of injone knowingly, ana IJ through error we should, the management will jippreciatj caving otir attention called to tame au<". will gladly correct any erroneous statement made. An independent Democratic newspaper supporting In Us tditor- ial columns the principles which it believes to be right and opposing thost quc'-tlons wh:ch It believes to tie wrens, regavd- less o! purlj politics publishing ihe n:s-s fairly and trapar- •;ially at all tunes. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated t?ress Is exclusively entitled to th» use for publication of all news dispatcher credited to It, or not otherwise credited in this paper, and alto the locM news published herein. Entered ES Second-Class Mail Matter at the Postoflice at Lub- bocV, T-.xss, according to provisions of the Act of Congress oi March 6, 1S79, and under the ruling of th« Postmaster-General, DIVI 4343 For Tb'i Avalu'nefie-JournoI Offices Believe It Or No!-By Robert Ripley Member of Associated Press Full Leased wire Service II OUR PLEDGE pledge oltegionce to the flog of she United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands; One Nation, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all. "Oh, Say Can You See— I T WAS with an overflowing heart that we perused, yesterday, a somewhat lengthy and beautiful worded "resolution" passed by Lubbock county political candidates, telling all the world that patriotism means more to them than pies. Yes, sir. With perfectly straight faces, those who are ready and willing to give their, all to the service of the common "peepul" this campaign year will forego their 1 usual pleasure and privilege of bidding against each other for pies auctioned at rural political gatherings and, instead, will put their "pie money" into defense stamps. As a matter of fact, copy of the resolution, as delivered to The Morning Avalanche for publication, made such an impression upon us that we have decided it must be printed for all to see. Not to print the resolution would be, we think, to hide under a ^bushel a literary gem—not to mention an outstanding example of understatement. So we give it to you here, just as it was delivered to us after the candidates' meeting at which-the epochal decision was reached: * * * "At the call of J. W. Buchanan, A public spirited cltiren of Slaton, twenty-one Lubbock county cjndidates met in the courthouse Mon- ' day afternoon, for the purpose of making their respective campaigns harmonious with the n&tional effort for defense. Their first action was to pass the following resolution by a unanimous vote: "Now on this the 16th day of February, 1942, at a meeting of the various candidates for •county and precinct offices, realizing the gravity of the situation into which our'national government has besn forced, and fuUy aware that our government together with our liberties are at stake, and being further aware that our government is depending upon each of us as citizens; and the further fact that unless we assist our government in every way possible • all that is near and dear to each of us is likely to perish from the earth. '"BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED: That we each pledge ourselves to conserve of our means, of our strength, and of our every resource, and invest all that we can in government bonds, taking into consideration our economic circumstances. And that we each pledge our undying faith in our national government, and assure it that we are ready and willing to make the supreme sacrifice if the same becomes necessary.' "This group had no desire to trangress upon the individual's right to conduct his own campaign in any manner that he might deem proper; however, to the end that the spirit of the above resolution would be carried out, they agreed further to forego the usual privilege of attending political rallies in Lubbock county. This -will eliminate pie suppers, box suppers, quilting bees > and all group speakings of the" candidates." * * * TfNOWING human nature as we.do, we A*, are sure that foregoing the pleasure o£ pie auctions will be quite a sorrow for the vote-seekers to bear. Fact is, we know of some past candidates who must have offered for office solely for the pleasure of being put on the spot at pie supper?. They're bound' to have had some reason for running—and the unadulterated fun of paying six-bits for a four-bit pie must have been it! . For something like nine campaigns, now, we have' watched our candidates joyously buying pies around and about, and we know just how delighted they have been over the whole thing. To discipline themselves, as they are doing, requires, oi ! ALIEN CLAY GWINN ISTHeOAUGHTEROFA DOCTOR-WIFE OFA DOCTOR- SISTgR OF A DOCTOR COUSIN OFA DOCTOR-NIECE Of A POCTOR AND SISTER-IN-LAW OF A DOCTOR Ps.C.Wiirox MADE A HOLE-IN-ONE 3TIMES ON THE SAME HOLE t>FAGUN THIS OLD CANNON JS AN OBJECT OF WORSHIP IN BASRAH, IRAQ. WOMEN DESIRING SONS COME TO PRAV BEFORE IT AND OFFER FLOWERS OF GRATITUDE IF THEIR PRAYZRSARE AUSUIEREP ... Cow, 1 . loc, U'cttd Jacksonville. Fla. EXPLANATION OF CARTOON ALL ITEMS SELF-EXPLANATORY By SAMUEL HOPKINS ADAMS Copyright, 1941, NEA Service, Inc. SWOBY ON THE SPOT CHAPTER XXVI Doc was in his cabin, working on his papers. I put the proposition up to him. "How much do you need?" he said. "Four grand. Have you got it?" "I can get it." "Are the Wandos worth that much to you?" At the time, I didn't notice that what he said was no answer. "Perhaps the best way \vould be for me to take up the note when it falls due," he said. 'Doc, you're a swell guy,". I said. "I guess this'Il put a tuck in Mr. Sheriff Mowry's shirttail. He's got the gold fever bad." I told him about the bridge project. He listened and thought it over. "Suppose you let me worry about our friend, Mowry," he said. "Well, I thought you ought to know," I said. "How about that gold, anyway. Doc? Aren't you going to tell Mom?" "I can't, Mom." "Okay. Suppose I find out for myself." He looked at me with his eyebrows up. "Something tells me that if Angel Todd could dig a clew out of those reports, I can. Old Sleuth Baumer. Any 'objections?" "No." It wouldn't have made any difference if he'd said yes. Come hell or high water, I was going to have a crack -at it. The aviation meet over at Ke- raw started. I got a longdistance from Hendy Kent to pass on to Juddv. HG was flying his new type machine, bringing Angel, a*id he wanted a landing space kept clear for him. Not much space needed for he claimed his bug could lighl on a postage stamp and take off up a chimney. "An airplane here?" Juddy said "What about Old Swoby?" "Jie'H be scared witless," I said "Put him in the cellar of Tambay Mansion." As usual, Old Swoby was fishing in his funny, jacket and little red cap. I explained to him about the meet; that the sky would be ful of planes, but they weren't after him and he'd be perfectly safe in course, great strength of character. But in I ^ e .^ cel j ar ; } nev , e ^ know how these grim days, only great strength of character and self-denial will see the nation through. Our candidates, it seems, "seen their duty, and they done it!" These are stern days and demand stern measures. But although we have no pies to sell, there's one thing about the candidates' patriotic decision that stumps us. It is: - Since the candidates insist in their resolution that money normally spent for pies this year should be spent for defense stamps, why don't they just go ahead and co-operate with their rural friends at the pie auctions—and pay for the pies in defense stamps, instead of (n cash? That way, they'll be sure their pie money will go to national defense, and the pie suppers, so dear to the hearts of the people, can be continued, as usual, during the emergency. Had you thought of that, boys? he One Minute Sermon For thy Lord thy God is a merciful God ; ":He will not forsake thee, neither destroy ; :thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which He sware unto them. — Deuteronomy •i; 31. much of what you tell him the old boy takes in, but he'd heard a couple of air-speeders already and he was perfectly satisfied to dig in. Pretty soon Hendy's fancy con traption fluttered down like a lea: into our parking lot, and ou slipped Angel, looking for Juddy Hendy Kent struck his head ou and touched his cap to me. "Taxi Ma'am?" he said, "Right-o!" I said. Angel boosted me in. "Where to?" "Welliver Library. "You can come back for me in two hours.' "Thank you. lady," he said. W> went straight up like smok' through a flue, and streaked fo Welliver. Of course there was no use my tiying for the private envelop that Angel had traced; theyY have that in a locked safe by now My best chance was to smel around after the same clew tha had .' tarted him. I asked, a skinny party with spectacles to let me se the Tambay documents, and h. brought me out some moldy-look ing sheets- written on by somebod that hadn't been to spelling schoo lately. It was tough going, but hadn't been z.t it an hour whe the truth hit me spang in the ey Thic was the paragraph. "The cheef who was nlso valliant player at the chun?-k stones wove a chaine ot she gorgets with sundry garnishment f soft gold, fashioned into small: magys These, we were adver- "sed, were the fruyt of forays upon tribe of lesser sauvages whose lony hills, distant from Wando erritorry, held v'eines of the prec- ous metall." I must have raised a war-whoop, or a couple of attendants came .p and worried about me. It was 11 plain enough now. The geology >ird was right; there was 'nr> vein if gold at Tambay. and never had leen, except what the scrappy old Vandos had grabbed off from the nterior tribes. Being relics, these eloiiged to the university and not o Tambay. So Doc Oliver was in rie clear. If that old cow of a ""rexy hadn't had a hunch to play ecrecy, there'd never have been ny mix-up. Was 1 going- to give Juddy an arful! * « * It was a good three hours before he boys came back .for me. "There's hell to pay," Angel aid. "Murder over at Bannerhill "lantation." "Who?" I said. "Superintendent's daughter." wife and "Have they got the man?" . "Not yet. Some say he's a nig- ;er. Others took him for some sort of foreigner." They dropped me at Tambay and took off again. I found the two Gullah girls in the attic and got the bad news from them. They were so paralyzed with scare they could hardly make sense, but I got it out of them that Old Swoby was suspected. "Old Swoby!" I said. "Why, he's in the cellar!" "No'm; he's gone,"" Ollie said, and set to rocking her head between her hands. "Where?" "1 ast my God!" Nollie said, and began to pray. Juddy came in at dusk. A flight of planes had scared poor Swoby so that he crawled out the cellar window and broke "for the woods. That was bad stuff. If they ever caught him, God help him! To a mob, a foreigner is always guilty. Juddy had hoped to pick him up and get him away in her car. When I saw how jittery .she was I decided that my news about the gold gorgets could wait Hendy Kent's plane fluttered in and he and Angel hopped out and came to the mansion. "Never had so much fun in my life," he said. "Talk about following the hounds! A man-hunt's got ii~ Vio^ton i^ i"«511irtr\ ** The National Whirligig The News Behind The News WASHINGTON By Ray Tucker T HE Duke of Alba is one of the world's most priced noblemen. He is a descendant of King James II on the English side ar.d of Christopher Columbus on the Spanish end. He' has misty, historical connections with the founder of Winston Churchill's famous family. But he deserves current headlines cb.iefly because he was able to buy a! $6,000 Amerkan automobile at a time when not even Leon Henderson can wangle a recapped tire for his cheap flivver. A month a^o "His Grace," now living in London, forwarded through British channels a request for permission to purchase the expensive limousine. It came across Price Administrator Henderson's desk and he snorted. The rolypoly rationer of ir.otors was once a prominent member of the Friends of Spanish Democracy, a fiercely anti-Franco organization. Not. so long ago he entertained the "friends" at his home here, with radical Poetess Dorothy Parker as guest of honor, and the rally broke up in a window-smashing scuffle between Leon and uninvited photographers from a local newspaper. So the duke's application waved before Leon's bull-red face like a crimson flag. A baggy-trou- sered proletarian, he saw no reason why the noble exile should be allowed to buy a car when American citizens were riding buses, making other sacrifices for the democratic way of locomotion and losing their jobs through conversion of the Detroit industry to war-time production. "To hell with the duke," he said as he tossed the petition in 'the wastebasket! * * » SLOW: But the hotheaded Leon rebuffed the distinguished member of royalty without consulting Cordell Hull. The duke was just another chiseler to the price administrator. To the Secretary of State he was an important pawn in the game of international diplomacy. Although Minister of Education in the last "royal" cabinet, Alba is regarded as a Spanish liberal. His English connections commend him to the Court of St. James's and to the Churchill government. He is the Duke of Kerwick as well as the Duke of Alba, deriving his British title from the fact that his primeval ancestor, a natural son of James II, married Mistress Arabella Churchill. London's assignment in the whirligig of world politics is to prevent Spain' from joining the Axis, and Alba is counted on to block delay such an alliance. So Hull figured, perhaps rightly, that it might be advisable to try another experiment in "appeasement." Leon's prohibition of the sale was overruled by the State department with the approval of the White House. The car was shipped to a New York ,dock, where it was held pending arrival of certain necessary papers, including the purchase price. It seems the duke was a bit slow about the little matter. But the limousine, including several spare tires, is now en route to "His Grace." * * * .NEWS: General Douglas MacArthur's crisp, laconic communiques from Bataan have excited favorable comment from writers and editors throughout the country. But historical accuracy punctures the legend that these inspiring dispatches are tossed off by World War II's hero in the midst of shot and shell. He has a rewrite man at the capital—Lieutenant Colonel Francis V. Fitzgerald, an ex- reporter. Here is the inside story of those daily statements: The general scribbles a rough message describing details of the fighting late in the day, which is early the next morning Washington time. He forwards his report to Corregidor by phone, messenger or portable radio. Naval operators on the island in Manila Harbor short-wave the account to Honolulu, whence it is relayed to the capital in the early hours. It is on Colonel Fitzgerald's desk when he reaches the office. . He revises the coded script paraphrasing freely to make-it difficult for-the Japs to break down the cipher. If the MacArthur original were issued to the press, it would enable enemy intelligence officers to intercept more confidential data. Around 10 a.m. the colonel—who was born in Minneapolis, once served as secretary to a Utah governor and did newspaper work in Salt Lake City, Los Angeles and Kansas City—walks into the Side Glances—By- Galbraith I know you always said from the beginning the automobile would never replace the hor*e—but it's taken 40 years and a lot of Japs to make you a prophet 1" Here And There In Texas it beaten a "What's all this?" I said 'It'sJ 1340 On Your Dial KFYO Pro* my opinion you lads. have been collecting a snootful." "Just a couple of snorts. We've been hedge-hopping after the murderer. "How do you know he was the murderer?" "He was running away, • wasn't ram Avalanche-Journal Station WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18 Mornlop • 6:30 Matty Malneci's Orchestra. 6:45 Checkerboard Time. 7:00 Soldier Boys' Salut*. 1:30 Newscast (TSN). 7MS The World Todaj. 7:50 Interlude.. 7:55 Snoop and Scoop. 8:00 Melody Boys. 8:15 Tommy Reynold's Orchestra. 8:25 Headlines. 8:30 Coffee Club. 3:04 Will Bradley'a Orchtitr*. 9:00 Faahioas New. 9:15 What's Doing ftrtrand Lubbock. 9:30 Music In the Morgan Manner. 9:15 Better Vision Talk. 9:50 Interlude. 10:00 Newscast. 10:15 Clyde Lucas Orchestra 10:33 You Ask Em—We Ans~er Em. J0:« Your Organ Stylist—Bcrnle Hoicll. 11:00 John Hughes— Commentator (M). 11:15 Neighbors (TSN). 11:30 John Kirby's Orchtstri. Afternoon 12:00 The- Drugstore Cowboji. 12:15 Let's Go America. 12:30 Brunette Harper. 12:<5 Newscast. 1:00 Liar's Club. 1:10 Interlude. 1:15 Lubbock Public Schools. 1:30 Jerry Scar's Strings. 2:00 Three {or Tea IMBS). 2:30 Mutual G«s Calling (MBS). 2:55 Associated Press Bulletins' (MBS). 3:00 Richard Eaton—Commentator ivi 3:15 Markers. 3:M Interline. 3:30 Johnson Family cMBSi. 3:45 Boake Curler—Commentator <M). 4:00 Quartette of Classics. 4:15 In the Future (MBSi. V30 The Monitor Vles-s the Nen.v <:<i5 Captain Midnight (MBSI. 5:CO News Bulletins (MBS>. 5:05 Baron Elliott's Orchc:.tra (MBSi. 5:30 Freddy Nagcl's Orchestra. 5:45 10-2-4 Ranch. Evenlri 6:09 Fulton Lewis. Jr. (MBS). 6:15 Tcd.StcclCs Orchestra. 6:30 Local N'ews. 6:35 Del Courtney's Music, 6:55 Movie Rcunc.vp. 7.00 Newscast. 7:15 Movre Rcvuj. 7:20 Interlude. 7:25 The Worl'l Today. 7:30 Lone Ranger (MBS). 8:00 Dixieland Strings. S:15 Talk Fiorn Eatavii (MBS). 8:30 Varieties i.i Swir.-. 9:00 Raymond Gram Swins aiBSi 9:15 Dance Onhe-i!ra <MB3i. 9:30 Ortcle Sam tTUertain? 10:00 Basketball Garr.es iMES'. 10:30 Adventure-: la Melody (MB31 tl:OC SIGN OFF. ' Army press" room. Reporters huddle around him while he stands under a large-scale map of the Philippines. If .the story of the day requires elucidation," "Fitz" explains it with references to the wall outline. Then 'he flips out his fat watch from his vest pocket and gives 'the signal for the correspondents to flash their offices simultaneously When big news like the fall of Manila comes through, he takes the precaution of locking door and pulling shades. * * * . OUT: Mr. Roosevelt set a style for men's headgear when he laid a wreath at Abraham Lincoln's feet on the birthday of the Civil war President. For nine years FDR has paid floral tribute to a Chief Executive whose war-time burdens approximated those which the White House must shoulder today. Previously he always attended this ceremonial in a he? There's logic for you!" I saic' to Juddy. "Last we saw of him, he ducked into the woods beyond the marsh," Angel said. "I got a couple of cracks at him with Hendy's gun but I must have missed. That tree of yours is liable to get a load before morning if they catch him." "I've never been in on a. lynching," Hendy said. "I'd hate to miss anything good." "" " I married you!" Juddy The way she said it got to him. He sort of blinked. "Oh, well!" he said. "If you feel that way about it we'll pick up some cigarets- and be on our way." (To Be Continued) top hat. But last week he wore his old fedora. After Military Aide iJ And said. McMurry President Talks To Optimists A good philosophy of life is "to do the thing the other fellow says can't be done," Dr. Frank Turner, president of McMurry college at Abilene, told the Optimist club at its weekly luncheon Tuesday in Lubbocfc hotel. Dr. Turner spoke on a themn of optimism, using Biblical references in advising against "overestimating the obstacles." Because of "their fatal mistake in overestimating the obstacles that lay before them." some of the people of Israel perished on the desert "at the very door of their destiny," because they were afraid to go forward into Palestine. Forerunners had T€i-jr:ied to say that, in comparison to the foe, they were like "grasshoppers." Dr. Turner advised against the grasshopper frame of mind. He mentioned the "faith and courage and optimism" of early residents of this area who stayed on through sandstorms and drouth. Dr Turner was introduced by Rev. D. L. JMcCree, pastor of St John's Methodist church and member of the club. S. E. Marbut, cltsb president, presided. A gypsum deposit reported dis- covertd • in ihe Lake DaJainor region of China is estimated to have reserves oi 1,000,000 tons. gray famous statue of the rail splitter, he whispered: What s the idea of wearing that thing instead of a opper?" "Listen," replied Mr. Roosevelt, "top hats in the United States are out for the duration!" NEW YORK By Albert N. Leman A GASOLINE shortage in Hawaii—due partly to -"- Pearl Harbor and Hickman Field losses and super-increased demands—has created an unforeseen aftermath. High octane until recently has oeen at a premium there. One of the difficulties the Army had to surmount was the complication caused by the emergency use of low-grade fuel which ate away the rubber lining of the self-sealing tanks in some airplanes. Such coating is a new invention which prevents fires and leakage loss should an enemy bullet hit the petrol reserve: Tankers have been scarce because, although they are almost as much a part of the Navy as a warship, the order to arm them came too late. Without guns a lone vessel is as helpless as a clay pigeon. The mounting of protective cannon and the assemblage of convoys caused delays in shipments. v The ironical twist is that with the Far East slipping through our fingers, we shall be compelled to "carry coals to Newcastle " The Japs are pumping many of the world's richest wells from which the ABCD forces had planned to get -their petroleum. Now we must transport oil across great oceans to reach Burma, New Zealand, Australia, or to whatever spots we can still cling. This drain, anded to the destruction of shipping by U-boats off the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, will create an even greater .gas ::amine in eastern United States. • » * MUSHROOM: The warning by Joseph B. Eastman, Director of Defense Transportation, that "travel for mere pleasure of sight-seeing must be curbed" has alarmed those who depend on the summer vacation trade. Although tourist centers realize that lack of private automobiles will damage the business of overnight cabins along big highways, they had hoped to reap a harvest from train passengers. They still anticipate that conditions will not be too severe since the government, by encouraging baseball, has shown that it recognizes the wholesome tonic of recreation. Lake, mountain and seaside resorts which have no railroads are planning to pool school buses— not needed in July and August—to bring visitors to them. A tremendous boom is expected in summer camps for boys and girls located far from possible airplane blitz objectives. So much money will be it: circulation among people who nevor before had excess funds that hostelries will welcome guests who previously took only weekend motor trips. * * * t (Copyright McClure Newspaper Syndicate) By GORDON SHEARER United Press Correspondent A USTIN, Feb 17. CU.PJ—Coke R. •£*- Stevenson will have been governor for less than a year when he submits his administration to the. approval of Texas voters in the first Democratic primary election. Stevenson .'became governor on Aug. 9, 1941. The primary election will be on July 25. A majority vote is required to nominate and, if there is a run-off, the second primary election will take place Aug. 22, which is less than two weeks after Stevenson completes a year in the office. Both polls and popular expressions show that Stevenson has gained supporters since he was advanced from lieutenant governor to the governorship by Lee O'Daniel's promotion to the l5. S. Senate. "Whether he will have an opponent in the Democratic party is doubtful. In Texas, the Democratic nomination is counted as the real selection of the next governor. ff ft :£ Finances Only Worry Finances.,seem - to be the . only major difficulty that can face, his administration between now and the election. War has created a situation far different from that anticipated when taxes were being levied and appropriations made by the last legislature. G a s o 1 i ne taxes probably will fall faster than any other anticipated revenue, though the effect of tire and automo- • bile rationing has not yet been felt seriously. With automobile rationing will go also a large part of the new revenue that had been expected from an automobile sales tax. * * * TjTXCEPT for a small appropria- J - J tion to equip Home Defense Guard units, no special arrange ment was made to finance war emergencies. The war may prevent expendi lure of some funds that the legis lature appropriated — but these savings revert to the treasury and cannot be expended for othe purposes until another legislatun meets and makes appropriations. Difficulty in getting priority on 'some materials is making some o the e x p e c ted expenditures im probable. The State Board of Control ha pending with the priorities offi cials an application for the ma terials that are needed to carrj out the state eleemosynary build ing program. The importance of expandin, the state facilities for care of in sane and other wards has been stressed in the application fo Texas schools are not curtailing their expenditures because of war and the national urge to put the country's resources back of war machinery. The East Texas Chamber of Commerce, which has carried on a study of public budgets for a number of years, reports that of-approximately 100 East Texas school budgets. recently examined every one called for larger expenditures this fiscal year than last. "M o r e o v e r," the report continued, "the examination showed that the public school 'expenditures for the same independent (school) districts in. most cases were higher last fiscal year than for the year 1939-40 on a per pupil basis in average daily attendance. New .school budgets will be made in July." The reference to the pupil load 'on a daily attendance basis calls attention to the state school apportionment law. Under that law, school districts receive aid from the 4 state on the basis of the nnm- ^ ber of residents in a school district who are of scholastic age. A censusis taken each year 'by school authorities. The s c h o ol's right to state funds is determined by the number of persons of scholastic age living in the district. The district gets the full amount regardless of whether the eligible . pupils attend school. * * * : '"THE eligibles for any year ar« -L children who become six years of age before Sept. 1 of that year and those who do not pass beyond 17 years until after Sept. 1. These in Texas number approximately 1,500,000. At present the state allows a school $22.50 for each scholastic. When the last payment was made this month, there were I,o37,684. scholastics. F r e q u e ntly movements havs been started to distribute the state school on the basis of pupil attendance but the effort has generally met school opposition. Besides providing more directly for a school on its operating needs, the new plan would save a huge expense of the annual taking of a scholastic census, frequently followed by charges of padding. Opponents say that padding attendance records would be as easy to accomplish without detection. Today's helpful hint: to avoid the possibility of eating poisonous toadstools by mistake, don't i mushrooms. * » * Things are happening to the stressed in the application fo world .now that oughtn't to han- nght to purchase materials. pen to a do" Funny Business 'And this one, madam, has an air valve m case of inflation !"

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