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,PA<S'£ EIGHT—THE MORNJNG AVALANCHE LUBBOCK MORNING AVALANCHE "Slates The O«y On The Suuth Finns' every morning except Sundzy and Monday »uo con- solldtted on Suuday morning only in llic Sunday Ma'auchc- "mi""? 1 by the Ava!anche - Jc:JI ' nii * PubJi Company. Ir.- SUBSCRIPTION RATES 5 - 8 '' "* mowhs monlhs M, ^^ ' i J ^n u a^lEgSto PARKER P. FROUTY . Editor and i'ublbher "^sBS 53 Ccncral Manager ' _. Chas. v;. RailiH. Managing Editor .' II W not the fmectlon to caf, rfflecUcn upon tbe cfat racter of ' i " Ely ' and " "^o^" e;ior « saoGl™ th* maS- -m «PP"««te oavmg our attention calico: to tame fill gladly correct any erroneous statement made. An independent Derr.oaaiic newspaper supporting it l Member of Associated Press run ,„.„„ „,.... ..,.,..,„.; OUR PLEDGE _ pledge allegiance to the flog of the United States of America, ond to the Republic for '' indivis?bte Of Interest To Us Ail MO AaiERICAN-can be without interest in ii hearings now begun in the San Dieso- Los Angeles sector of California by a fact- tindmg committee on un-American activities of the California legislature They are hearings which seek the truth as to subversive activities in that portion of Southern California since the Japs struck last Dec. 7. Some of the confidential information made available to Avalanche- Journal and other selected newspapers concerning evidence to be presented at the hearings reveal conditions which are incredible to the patriotic American in such interior areas as our own South Plains. For example, numerous documents available for submission to the committee at the proper time relate to an organization which calls itself, "Friends of Progress." That organization has sponsored various meetings in Los Angeles and vicinity since Dec. 7. In one, the feature was a mock impeachment trial of the President. In another, speakers are accused of _ and do not deny, such statements as, "We are not at war; this is a phony, dictated war; Japan has not attacked us." An announcement of another meeting refers to the Federal Bureau of Investigation as the "Futile Bureau of Intimidation." Another announcement assures that the organization's "own F.B.T. wilK protect" those who attend the rally. Another document allegedly circulated by the "Friends of Progress" starts with the paragraph: "Young man, your lowest aim in life is to be a good soldier." Obviously, conditions in Southern California demand investigation — and a great deal more. Obviously, those investigations are of interest to every American — to every person having a stake in human liberty _ because the San Diego-Los Angeles area is the scene of more warplane production than any spot of corresponding size on this earth. Let's hope that the committee will do its work thoioughly and that the unvarnished truth of the conditions that are found will be made available to all Americans. If the truth is as bad as it. appears to be, perhaps it will be followed by the sort of action conditions demand. Februar 27, 1942 .4343 For 'The Avalonche-JourndJ Office Believe It Or Not -By Robert Ripley The Press Co-Operates TLLUSTRATIVE of the cooperation of the 1 newspaper and magazine industries in the effort to avoid revealing any information which might be useful to the enemy is_ the article, "Wilderness Defense," by Richard L. Neuberger in the current issue, of Tha Saturday Evening Post. The article is profusely illustrated, mostly with natural color photographs. But some of the "lines" descriptive of most of the pictures have been "blacked out." Completely deleted by black ink is information as to where pictures were taken and, in some cases, concerning the nature of works that were photographed. Doubtless the pages were printed well in advance of the date of publication a usual practice in the magazine field. Possibly they were off the press before present regulations—most of which are voluntary —were adopted to govern censorship of newspapers, magazines, the radio, etc. But, obviously, between the time of preparing the pages and the issue date of the magazine, someone discovered that the picture captions contained information that, con- ceivab,ly, might help the enemy. Perhaps the publishers discovered it. Perhaps it was called to their attention. In any event, the publishers proceeded to remedy this objection by "blacking out" the objectionable lines. The mechanics of accomplishing the "blackout" might have been in any one of several ways. But no matter how it was done, it was difficult, time-taking and expensive. But. it was done. The result is that our enemies aren't likely to obtain any information from the article to give them aid or comfort. Furthermore, the incident has supplied a definite, cone.rete example of the sort of cooperation that the patriotic and responsible and reputable press of this nation is giving- in the effort to keep our enmies in the dark as to the specific nature of the catastrophe that gathers for them in America. The One Minute Sermon If thou canst believe, all thinp-g are possible to him that beiievclh.—Mark 0 ; 23. MRS. SARAH Moooy Bafo-Ctyui/ifd, pa. HAS WORM THE SAME FAISE TEETH 67YEARS f he National Whirligig The News Behind The News - • WASHINGT'OK . _ „ , By Ray Tucker /VSIDE fvom-thc fine fighting qualities of our sol**• diers and sailors when properly equipped, thf one bright spot for the Allies has been the demon- stratum that surgical and medical progress will reduce casualties far below the awful totals of the first World war.. Bataan and Hawaii proved that the healing sciences have kept abreast of improvements in the art of organized slaughter. Sf V F am § utat j on '* the affected limb was f ?/ burned and wounded men in the last t, if they could not be rushed to a fairly laborate field dressing station almost immediately. H*rhn, le tl m «Z 01B ° n ' n 6 ran high. But at Pearl Harbor there was only one victim of gas gangrene en ^ ber -?, f SU " e £ ers from ^acturfs and s^vrre who will soon be on their feet again, cheered the medicos. The salvaging was all the me vem?- «cuJous _ because .the doctors did not always work rilfh ^ voratje conditions. Besides reducing deaths the new methods will prevent absence of ' WATERFALL Cascade des PeleHng, Chamonix,rVance A MOST SINGULAR /WD BEAUTIFUL PHENOMENON ^^^^^^^ 7//f TORRSNTFALLS OVER A CLIFFANfyStRIMNGA ROCK BASW* IT REBOUNDS 60 FEET MO THE AIR MA PARABOLIC ARCH . CARRIES H!S SISTER ANV K CUPS' OFCOFffE ON ICE SKATES' WITHOUT . fat. W THE BOUHC.NG ,. in one continued cataract Thcr ^oUecMnVltWwf ^^fo? 5 ^^ ^^S.trompKtipl^ to precipice By SAMUEL HOPKINS ADAMS Copyright. 1941, NEA Service, Inc. DOG IN DANGER CHAPTER XXIX Th'e lieutenant in charge came over to the shack and hammered on the door with the butt of his revolver. "Mr. Oliver." "Stand away," Doc said. "State police. You're under arrest." "Can you protect us?" "Yes sir. Come out, both of you." "Swoby isn't here. There's no one but Mrs. Baumer and me." He stepped out. What happened next, I don't rightly know."There was a rush'and some police shots fired into the ground, and free- for-all fighting between the Well- ivers and the mob, with the footballers chucking rules into the discard and doing nicely. One of the police cars unraveled itself and put off with Doc between the Loot and another cop. The two that were left hustled me over to the mansion. One of them a nice young fella with a Fuller brush pompadour, asked me: "Where's the man you were protecting, ma'am?" "He got away. In my clothes." "That's good," he said. "He didn : c do it. We got the man that did, a red-headed hobo, about half-witted. He's confessed." "Where are they taking Doc Oliver?" "To Erantlon jail." "Will he be safe there?" He shrugged. "That's up to the sheriff, ma'am." Juddy came up and hugged me. "Oh, Mom:" she said. "What about Maurie?" "Dr. Starrow's taken him to the Leverton Hospital." "Is it bad?" "I'm afraid so. We're waiting to hear." "Where's Aiigel? I didn't see him in the come-all-ye." She turned to Rags and Tatters Owen who had been in the thick of it and needed repairs. "Well, where is Angel?" That vaudeville team put on their best duet style. "I don't know," they both said together, and then, each to the other, "Well, where is he?'' "You needn't answer," Juddy said. "I know. He's drunk. He. would be when I needed him. Henry, too. I suppose." "Not me." Hendy Kent poked his head in at the doorway. It was wrapped in a dirty, white bandage- "Somebody sideswiped me with a lire-wrench," he said. You never can tell about folks. That's what makes life so interesting. I'd have bet that pampered son of the rich would run a mile to side step a fight, Juddy said: "Come here and let me fix it" *' C fc It gave her something to do while wt; were waiting. At two 0 clock we had word from the hospital. Maurie was unconscious. Every hour we telephoned. No change. Tarr.bay didn't get much sleep that night. To pass the time, 1 told Juady about the old Tarn- bay document I'd found, and the gold ornaments. She wasn't even interested. "I don't need any proofs that I've been a fool about Loren,"' <=he said. "What price AngoJ, now?" I said. "Poor Angel!" she said. "That's all right," I said, "so long as you don't get too sympathetic and mix everything up for yourself." "Mom," she said, "does Hendy remind you o£ anyone?" "Me?" I said. "No, what's the catch? Why should he?" "Think again." Then all of a sudden it hit me. "Well, by thissenthat, it's Angel! Hendy's a pocket edition of him. They even look alike. Why they even think alike!" "Now do you get it, about Angel' and me?" "I do not. Once bit, twice shy- I'd have thought." "Mom, you're dumb." "O. K., I'm dumb. But I •.vcudn't be dumb enough, after I'd married one of a kind and found it was a flop, to take on another just like him." . "That's the point. Angel was never my danger." "No? What was?" "Hendy, of course. I thought you understood that before." "You told me you were cured of him." "Hendy himself %vas no terc^tn- tion. The temptation was "his money. You know the homeopathic principle, like cures like. Angel was a -counter-irritant, or whatever they call it. The more I saw of him, the better I realized what a boob I'd be to go back to Hendy." I gawped at her. "But unless you're stuck on Angel—" "I'm not. I never -was. But I'm sorry for him." "So am I. I think you gave him 3 dirty deal, Juddy." "No, it was all fair enough. When he couldn't get me any other way, he wanted to marry me. I never pretended, with him. He, just took everything for granted. ' "You stuck up for him against Loren Oliver." "My theory was that Loren was being unnecessarily tough with Angel, and I wasn't going to stand by and see him put it over." "I get it The gal boughi a dog. Anyone that wont protect her own property is no true woman, huh?" Juddy grinned. "Something like that," she said. Two washed-out females wobbled over to the Feederia for breakfast Crossing the road I caught sight of something at the lower turn that jarred a gasp out of me. Juddy saw it, too; a figure swinging frorn Tarr.bay Tree. Old Swoby!—I thought. Before I could stop her, Juddy was off, running like a deer. When I caught up, she was leaning against the fence, panting and gulping with laughter that wa:; kind of sick. "It's a dummy," she said. The thing swung around in the wind. A placard was pinned to its front It was lettered in big, uglv print: OLIVER YOUR NEXT * * « Was I glad to see Old Sxvoby and Dolf when they showed up at about 10 o'clock! They were caked with mud. and all in from their push through the swamps. Wheii Swoby heard about Doc Oliver he went haywire. He was all for taking Juddy's gun and staging a one- man jailbreak. I had to threaten to j lock him into the stockade, j Dr. St;irro\v stopped in on his J way to Brandon. Maurie was about the same. He had an outside chance. "We may have to operate/' he said. . : "If it's successful." "And if it isn't? I said. "We'll hold back the news as long as we can. To save Oliver. They're organizing to break into the jail and get him if Maurie dies." "Can't the sheriff stop them?" He clucked. "He's up for election ne*t year," he said. Over in the camp Hendy Kent was puttering around his helicopter, readying it up to leave. "I wish you'd stick around till tomorrow, Hendy," I told him. "I might have use for you." Somehow or other Doc Oliver had to get out of that jail if things went wrong at the hospital. That's when I figured Hendy's machine would come in handy. • "Right-o, Mom," he said. "Yours to command." i All the morning we waited for news. AH we got was rumors. By afternoon I couldn't stand it. any longer. I hopped in the car, saying nothing to Juddy, and beat it for Brandon. The sheriff was at the jail. "What can I do for you, Mrs. Baumer?" he said, very polite and official. "You ought to get around more, sheriff," I said. "Don't you know they're all set to lynch Loren Ohver? "That's all talk. Brandon's i law-abiding community." "And the Hanging Tree bean crab-apples, I suppose." "Sears ain't dead." _"No. But he's liable to die tonight or sooner." "v' 1 .u 3 ?' 1 help that '" he said You 11 have to excuse me now. I vc got an emergency call out in i*i£ country. I could have kicked his pants, he looked so stuffy and important Sos to leave the coast clear lor the lynchcrs," I said. "If you can't hold the jail, why don'i you send for the troopers?" "Am I crazy?" he said. "They already shot the toes off three-four of our folks last night Listen, ma am; it's like this. If the crowd comes here after Oliver—well, suppose some of them gets killed?" "Listen, yourself, Mowry" I said. "We've got to get Oliver T U L° f ,, there - If >" ou ' u manage it, Juddy II cut you in for your 25 per cent on the gold proposition.' He favored me with that pig's- fye squint of his. "What guarantee have I got of that?" I? "You ain't the owner of Tarn- bay, he said. "What about her? 1 "Juddy would give up every cent m the world to save Loren Oliver I said. (To Be Continued) "V\\ guarantee it. Why wouldn't COVERS LOT OF GROUND The British Empire, its protec torates and mandates, includes 105 states and countries, covering an area of 13,539,000 square miles, or one-fourth of the world's inhabitable land area. More than one-fourth of the world's inhabitants, or 504,21S,OOC persons, are in the Empire. Beer drinking is increasing in Turkey and breweries are speed ing up. Side Glances—By Salbraith 1 Principal reason for these 'gains is the widespread use of the so-called "s>:lpho" drugs A quick sprinkling of the compound around blistered or injured areas arrested infection pending transfer i -i, j woun ded to treatment centers. Even unskilled civilians were drafted for the task of giving this form of first aid. With remarkable foresight our armed forces have- piled up a tremendous fh^I^i v medicine in anticipation of the far- flung battle line we may be called upon to hold * ectors there wil1 be no hospitals. avail- WEED: Washington's sober reaction to Axis Valentine Day coups at Singapore and in the British channel has been a mixture of despair and bitterness. Throughout the capital, from Lincoln memorial to the -Hill," long-faced men 'demand a sweeping shake-up or admit off the record that the United Nations can lose the war. In this hour of self-examination 'it gave nobody consolation that the disasters capped weeks of blundering, log-rolling and smug preachments from the very highest quarters. The blame was distributed with a generous hand and without regard for whom it hurt. OPM was denounced for its inexplicable delay, in converting key industries to military production. Congressmen conceded that their enactment of a retirement bill at this time was almost a capital cringe. The administration was flayed 'for its tenderness toward enemy aliens, carelessness at Pearl and New York harbors, failure to supply the Dutch with more arms, refusal to abandon the reform crusade till the fight'is won. Secretaries Knox and Stimson were pictured as too elderly and inefficient. FDR's self-assured and defiant response to constructive critics was held to be symptomatic of the official and national spirit. All cries for a houseeleaning, however were tempered by . the realization that. Congress has placed control oC.the war-making machinery in the hands. of one man— President Roosevelt. And even he cannot weed out the inept figures around him No matter how competent they might be, new men m War. Navy, State or WPB would have to spend months learning the rudiments and catching up on the past. You cannot change generals, captains. corporals and stretcher-bearers when the battle is going the other way so rapidly * a B SWARM: The fall of Singapore and the reunion oE the Nazi fleet have given a twist to the war which dismays our naval experts. The two countries which have demonstrated their superior preparedness, and tactics on land now threaten to win supremacy on the deep. That is the inner meaning of these successes. Tokyo has kept her capital ships in home waters while she entrusted penetration of Oceania to task forces covered by airplanes. Now, with the only major base in that area in her possession, she can shift her great battleships and heavy cruisers south-. ward. She apparently has sufficient control of the air to afford them the coverage the Germans gave the Gneisenau, the Scharnhorst and Prince Eugen in their escape from Brest to Kiel. Our people will not be surprised if the Mikado makes this move in a gigantic effort to wrest the Indian ocean as well as adjacent coasts from the United Nations. Hitler, in our observers' opinion, has assembled an armada of 150,000' tons of fast and heavily ar- heavy cruisers. They do not include two possible moored vessels Dreadnaughts, pocket editions aircraft carriers (the Europa and Bremen) or a swarm of submarines, destroyers and auxiliaries Air 5 I 10 Se 9 ret - for Churchill confessed it, that 'the Allied navies are scattered across the seven seas. There is doubt if we have anywhere a concentration equal to that of either of our foes. They constitute a grave menace to our Pacific and Atlantic supply lines— a potential means of dismembering the "democracies" strategically. NEW YORK By Albert N. Leman JAPAN'S new landslide into Burma sickeningly <J demonstrates again her smart recognition oE strategic points and her foresight. While shock troops roll through battered Martaban toward Rangoon a new human avalanche gathers in the north Thailand mountains ready to plunge down in the rear and bury the outnumbered ABCD Powers Here .in an inaccessible wilderness seldom visited by white -men, where picturesque Kiaos, or native princes, rule a hot, fever-cursed jungle filled with tigers, elephants, wild boars and crocodiles the Japanese,- years ago, built for the Siamese a railroad to remote Chieng Mai. Conservative bankers proclaimed it a stupid business blunder, tapping a pest hole which had no commodities worth shipping. But the shrewd Nipponese knew what they were doing. Now they are sending guns, planes, and silders over this "worthless bankrup line," from the end of Which a good dirt road connects with Kengtung, a large village set in a broad valley surrounded by a 7,000 foot range of crags. The area once held a huge lake 25 miles long, which makes it an ideal location for an air base. Here will be another springboard from which to leap at the ribbon of tracks which joins China's vital Burma Road. The British had a small force m this back country consisting of half-trained native mountaineers and the Burma Frontier Force oacked by some RAF planes and American volunteers in P-40 pursuit ships under daredevil General C. L. Chennault. * * * • SQUIRMING: The present biuni demand by unions for fatter pay envelopes in defense industries is not the only red light blinking in front of capital ist eyes. Labor is out to insist upon a feet-under the-desk share in management. A broad hint came from President H. J. Thomas of the United Automobile Workers when he warned that wage increases alone will not mollify his restless members. Full partnership in production is the aim of both CIO and AFL reformers. Inlluential elements in the administration favor labor appeasement — especially with n war on and an election in the offing. An argument used is that tjrp.at Britain — with a government stuffed with Tones— already has granted similar concessions to its workers. Confidential information from trade groups in London reports that Nikolai Shvernik secretary of the Soviet unions.- whose delegates have been visiting British factories as a good^-will gesture, advised British friends not to be satisfied with merely advisory positions on industrial boards but to request common authority with straw bosses and superintendents, Wall Street and other big business circles here are not saying anything for publication but they are Equirming and fuming privately over the possibilities, and stock markets in New York and London reflect their down-in-tho-mouth mood. They are convinced that labor leaders are determined to carry on a social revolution Simultaneously with the war. (Copyright, McClure Newspaper Syndicate) I told teacher that when the air raid siren started I'd hide just like Mother when the 'house is topsy-turvy and unexpected company comes!" Here And There In Texas By DAVE CHEVENS Associated Press Staff Writer T OCAL automobile rationing boards in the Southwest .have until Feb. 26 to consider how the remaining cars 5n stock are to be disposed of. The latest order of the Office of Price Administration in Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma, accord- ing.to assistant Regional Attorney Thomas E. Mosheim, permits dealers who wish to liquidate their stocks to transfer ears without cer.- tificate to .manufacturers, distributors or other dealers,. Puce Administrator Leon. Henderson has stipulated that, to obtain a new car purchased but not delivered before. Jan.. 1, 1942, the buyer . must produce before his local rationing board one of three '.ypes of evidence o£ purchase: 1. A certificate of title or registration, issued before Jan. 1. ' 2. A sworn statement by a state or local agency that such an application has been filed, on or before Jan. 1, and this statement must be accompanied by a certified copy of the registration-or 3. Satisfactory evidence of each of the following: A. A witness contract or bill of sale executed before Jan. 1, and B. One or more of the following: I. A cancelled check lor full purchase of the car or for S25 or more of the purchase price dated on or before Jan. 1; II. The original bound or'serially numbered receipt book used by the dealer, showing entry of a credit for all or part of the purchase price: ' III. A certificate of title or registration, issued on or before Jan. 1 showing transfer of title to a used car that was traded in on the new; IV. A sworn statement by a state or local automobile registration agency that an application for such a transfer or title had been filed on or before Jan. 1, 1942. A certified copy of this application must be shown. C. Proof that the car involved actually was in the hands of the dealer or was in transit to the dealer as of Jan. 1. * * # > Mexicans Take To Golf . Golf is growing rapidly in Mexico, although it may be retarded somewhat during the war, Edmundo Salas, Mexico City professional, said during the recent Texas Open. Salas and Carlos Belmont, Mexico City amateur, competed in the tournament with American's leading players. Weather that is chilly compared to Mexico City's balmy climate, and heavy American food, Salas said, raised their scores above their ordinary games. Salas said that President Manuel Avila Camacho and several of his cabinet ministers patronize Chapultepec club where he teaches. Camacho has.a six-hole course at his summer home near Cuernavaca. Ezequiel Padilla, - Mexico's minister of foreign affairs who won such acclaim at the recent Buenos Aires meeting on Pan-American solidarity, is the best golfer among high Mexican officials, Salas said. Padilla usually shoots about 85. President Camacho said his teacher, is a -willing pupil but has difficulty "breaking 100" as do most less-distinguished .golfers. Salas said that the president has a tendency to "use' too much right" on his' drives, a result of polo playing in his younger days. * * * ~r\ARK - HAIRED, serious - eyed •*-' Private Dana Dodge, like thousands of other U. S. soldiers, wants to slap the Japs, but unlike them, it will be" a return bout for him. Private Dodge, of Sheppard Field, Wichita Falls, flew as a major with the Chinese Air Force and used to bomb Japanese troops by. dropping .buckets of hand grenades. . _ He now is at the world's largest air corps technical school, awaiting transfer to .bombardier school. Reading of the exploits of American fliers in. Burma,, he recalls his old outfit — "as romantic a .•squadron as ever you'd find." They came from all lands to_ fight at. Chungking and nothing was asked of their past except oir their ability to fly and shoot. Dodge left the - University of California with 14 others at the behest of a Chinese friend. In China he was a machine gunner and bombardier with fliers whose equipment was 80 obsolete planes and whose duty was to protect thousands of square miles ot Chinese territory. "The. planes had fewer instruments th'an a modes-n trainer," he said. "It took pilots with.nerve and ability to fly them. -China was fighting aV>ne then and had to use any and everything available." Dodge returned from China impressed with the courage and ingenuity of the Chinese. Almost without armament production —after losing their coastal cities— the Chinese fought a well-equipped country to a standstill. "Sure, thousands of Chinese died," Dodge said, "but life Is cheap in China and people are thinking of saving their country, not their lives. I never met a Chinese who wouldn't gladly die if-he were sure, of taking a Jap -with him." with him." Dodge has been back in. thre United States for three years and was in the construction 'busine^ at his home town, Fallon, Nev, when Pearl Harbor was bombed. Then he joined the Army Air Corps to become a bombardier. He thinks it won't be long before he once more is blasting away at, the Japanese from a speeding' airship. . ^/ _ This time it won't be with buck- iexs of hand grenades. Funny Business "Private Bobolink wishes to present hi s new Wi'.liais T-H hat!"

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