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>? ••: •K.& -*"- : > ifAGE EIGHT—THE MORNING AVALANCHE ; LUBBOCK MORNING AVALANCHE ';. "Starts The Day Oa The South Plains" Published every morning except Sunday and Monday »ca cor • soltdatcd on Sunday morning on!; in the Sunday Avr.lancbe- Journai by tbe Avalanche-Journal Publishing Company. Inc.. 1111 Te>;as Avenue. SUBSCRIPTION RATES By mall or.ly: One year $6.95, six months $3.75, three months $2.00 arid one month 70c. -By carrier only: Per month 7Jc; Combination AMlf.r.che tnd Journal $!.25 per month. CHAS. A. GUY ^f^Sffh-. PARKER F. PROCTY Editor and Publirner <s *3gg* => Gfoertl Manager Cnab. W. RttliH, Managing Editor 'It is not the Intention to cast reflection upon the encracter o« anyone knowingly, and il through error we Rbo'-Id. the management will rppreciatt naving our atrentloa called to same and will gladly correct any erroneous u'.atement made. An independent Democratic newspaper supporting ID Its lal columns the principles which It believe: to be right »nd opposing those questions which It believes to be wrong, regardless ot fcarty politics publishing the news lalrij and impartially at all MEMBER OP THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press Is exclusively entitled to the use for nutj- licatlon of all news dispatches credited to it. or not otherwise credited in this paner, and also thn local sews published herein. Entered as Secnnd-Class Mali Matter at the PostoffJce at Lubbock:. Texas, according to provisions of the Ac!; of Congress of March 5. 1879. aod under the ruling of the Postmaster-General Member of Associated Full Leased Wire Service Lubbock, Texas, Wednesday,•'February 25, 1942 4343 For The Avalanche-Journal Offices Believe It Or Not—By Robert Ripley 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 ell. The Answer Is. Tacts' JiHE President's broadcast Monday night 1 could not he considered important because of new information it divulged. It may prove most important because of the deductions that almost certainly will be drawn from it. So far as new information was concerned, the broadcast revealed none. He told nothing that had not been told before. He expounded no theories or principles that had not been expounded before. This is not said in criticism, nor with the thought of trying to minimize the fact that the broadcast C':uld contain nothing new, and still be important. It always is important when this nation is reminded, or reminds itself, of the perils it faces and of the high aims to which its very life is pledged. Still, it now appears that the broadcast Avas less important because of what was said than because of the deductions it invited. The deductions may be correct or incorrect. They still could prove most important. For example, there was the deduction that President Roosevelt is a man terribly worried, even more worried than he confessed_in words. There would be nothing inconsistent in the confidence he expressed about the eventual outcome of the war and the deepest worry. But this deduction suggests the thought that if Mr ..Roosevelt, who has all the facts bearing on the war at his fingertips, is worrying, then all American citizens have cause to worry too. Likewise, many Americans left their receiving sets Monday night disturbed as to the state of the President's health. The .^several fits of coughing that interrupted WOODEN FLOWERS op Guatemala. ACTUAL FLOWER-LIKE BLOSSOMS OF WOOD THAT GROW OWLY IN CENTRAL AMERICA OPTICAL ILLUSION GEORGE BERNARD HAS WORN TMeSAME SHOES 33 YEARS A WOODEN FLOWx CAN TELL BY TASTING . THE MILK WHAT THE COW HAD FOR BREAKFAST EXPLANATION OF CARTOON This flower is called the Rose of Hell from the fact that it grows on the sides of Mount Agua and around the seared edges of the volcano of Fuego, in Guatemala. It has four distinct petals, the outsides of winch are covered with bark like that of a tree. The stem, usually about a foot high, is of solid wood covered with bark. The flower measures nearly a foot across. By SAMUEL HOPKINS ADAMS Copyright 1S41. NEA Service, Inc. X3UO they weren't re-assuring. It suggested that Mr. Roosevelt may be driving himself too hard. He unquestionably is of the type who would do just that. The President's collapse certainly would be a serious blow at this time. This is said with all confidence that this nation can carry on regardless who the driver may be. But the changing of the reins from one hand to another would, at the very least, be disrupting at a time when the slightest disruptions are dangerous. The stress Mr. Roosevelt laid on the • subject proved that rumors and gossip are disturbing him, perhaps unduly so. But he C£;n do nothing but face the fact that people are going to talk about this war. If they have facts, they will talk about facts. Otherwise, it will be rumors. The answer to this problem is, facts straight from the shoulder. Mr. Roosevelt seems to realize this. But there seems to be some in Washington who try to set themselves up as judges of what is best for the American people to know: Apparently it doesn't occur to these self-important underlings that if the American people can't "take" bad news, they might as well quit now. If they couldn't take bad news, they never would be able to take bullets and bombs. Happily, Mr. Roosevelt is one of those who knows the American people can take what comes, and then dish out more than they take. In that realization, the President is as right as the proverbial fox. One value of the broadcast—perhaps a great value—may be found in distant parts of the world. We in America know, of course, that we are in the war to the finish without doubt as to the outcome. We know what we can do in matters of production. Other's don't know. They are likely to be pretty doubtful about us and our promises. They need to be re-assured over and over again. They need all the confidence that can be supplied them, to encourage them to fight harder and with more hope while the flood of American assistance is reaching full tide. If Mr. Roosevelt's broadcast helped to re-assure them just a little—and it doubtless did more than that—and if it contained no other value, then it still was a valuable, perhaps an invaluable, contribution to the whole war effort. "THE BIG CHAPTER XXXI Hendy flew back to report, and brought word to the sheriff that Loren Oliver was ready to face trial any time the governor would guarantee his safety. "Looks like we.wouldn't need him." Mowrv saiH. "How's that"again?" I said. "Bixie Groff has lit out for the hills. He talked too much. The bullet that killed my Cousin Maurie didn't fit Prof. Oliver's gun. It did fit Bixie's. No, I don't reckon there'll be any further trouble for the Prof. But I reckon he'd better be gettin' back here. Pretty quick, top." He gave me the meaningful eye. Fortunateyl Hendy didn't take any notice! He was explaining to Juddy that his orders were to fly her down to Charleston where the yacht had put in. She went in to finish packing. "What's about this cruise. Hendy?" I asked him. "Is it a plant to get Juddy back into the Kent family?" He shook his head, and looked quite melancholy, for him. "Not a hope," he said. "I can take it when I'm licked. You never know what you've lost till the ball is over the fence and out of the park. I'm writing my lawyer and having the final papers fixed up, to leave Juddy her freedom. Don'1 let her marry Todd, though. It'll never work." A swell lad in lots of ways. Hendy, and no man's fool. His bad luck was in having things come his way top easy. "Make your mind easy, pal," I said. "She isn't having any of Angel." The helicopter took off, leaving a large vacant spot in the mid of my riff, if you get me. I never would have believed a house could be as lonely as Tambay, with Juddy gone. It shivered and shuddered and creaked in its uneasy sleep, until I had to move to the camp. That wasn't any better. I missed Doc as much as Juddy. Imagine me, Mom Baumer, the old road tramp, getting herself all wound up in domestic ties! In a few days the Sears murder was in the clear. The grand jury indicted Bixie Groff — end find him if you c&n. One rainy morning in comes Doc, looking for his breakfast. His first question was about Juddy. "She's on a cruise," I said. "Is she all right?" "Sure, she's all right." "Does she need me for anything?" "No, she doesn't need yo-.:." "Well, I thought—are you sure? I mean—has Todd—did the man— Is she married?'' He'd finally succeed in getting it out. "N -t more than usual. Not as much, in facL Hendy is putting The One Minute Serrnon The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow •to.anger, and plenteous in mercy. He will not always chide; neither will he keep his anger for ever. He hath not dealt with us. after our sins: nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. . For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.—Psalms 103, 8 through 11. through the divorce." "Because of that?" he said very quick and sharp. Here was my clew to come clean and t«:ll him there wasn't any "that"' but another of my big ideas was stewing in the brainpan. It wasn't cooked quits through yet "Hendy doesn't know." I said "Doc, I don't know how I'm going to get her back. She's lost her taste for this placi." "Because I'm here?' "I reckon it's mainly because of the Hanging Tree. I'm no nervous Natalie, Doc. but there's times when I think how close a call i was for you and Old Swoby and— well, I see things, too, passing the bend." "The tree won't stand forever," he said. "God send the big wind that'll blow it down!" I said. "Would she come back then?" "I wouldn't wonder a mite," I ~~iiA- OLiCix alGliljil fcillll Set:. He shook his head. "I'm leaving as soon as I can get things cleaned up." 'Huh? What about your Wandos?" "No more Wandos." "What d'you mean, no more Wandos? Dead Injuns don't walk out on you, just like that." 'Dead Injuns is correct," he said. "What I took to be a settlement turned out to be only a burial ground. A sort of private cemetery." "I'll say it's a waaeteryl" I said. "Tombstones for Tambay." "I don't follow you, Mom." "You haven't paid off the note yet, have you?" "No. It isn't due till the first." "Well, if the Wando lode is played out, you'd be a sucker to waste your four grand. It don't stand to reason." He put his hand on my shoulder for a second. '''What's reason between friends, Mom?" he said. "Doc," I said, "why don't you use that smile more often? It'd get you elected President of • the United States, I wouldn't wonder Another thing; are you sure it's al for me that you're doing this?' He didn't answer for a minute Then he said, "Well, Moni, "it'I take a little tune to clear my mine of Tambay after I leave, and I'd hate to have to think of Tambay without Juddy." "Uh-huh," I said. "It's as bad as that, is it, Doc?" "It's pretty bad, Mom," he said "And when'li you be leaving?' "In about three weeks. Im fixing up the stockade as a smal field museum." That night came a big wind Through it, I kept hearing sounds I didn't understand.' Doc and Swoby showed up at breakfas with swollen hands. "Don't you boys h'ave any sense?" I said. "You've been in poison oak again." ! Not this time,' Doc- said. "Those are honest axe blisters." "Axe?" I said. "What skulduggery have you been up to?" "In your own phrase, take a gander." Doc said. He pointed toward the bend in the road, for there wasn't any Hanging Tree. "Did you fools cut it down?" "We couldn't wait for God's big wind," Doc said and grinned. Old Swoby spoke up. "No more hang there." "I smell trouble," I said. "They'll ran you out of the country, on a rail." Doc shook his head. "T h e y won't dc a thing. You don't understand these Southerners, Mom. setter stay and help." "Whats the trouble now?" he vanted to know. "Mowry. When he finds out about the gold, he's liable to be so sore that hell put the bridge out of natural cussed- Doc said. ;; I don't think .hrough ness." uhr Mowry will get very far with his bridge." He ducked into the stockade and brought out a fresh painted sign. - Welliver University. Field Classes, Amerind Ethnology III. Tuesdays and Fridays, 3-5 P.M. Associate Professor Warrand. "What kind of a rabbit comes out of that hat, Doc?" I asked nun. 'One that will bite your fat friend with the badge," he said. "I'm turning over the new lease to -Welliver." "So what?" I said. "So an old proviso that I happened to recall seeing when I was looking up matters connected with the lease. Here's a copy, in case Mr. Sheriff Mowry drops in." It was a honey, that law. The gist of it was that no condemnation proceedings for roads or anything else would wgrk in the case of "lands or holdings used for burial grounds or church services, or employed in the active prosecution of public education." (To Be Concluded) The National Whirligig The News Behind The News WASHINGTON By Ray Tucker TTTHENEVER Army and Navy officers appear be- V V fore congressional committees, the first question shot at them is: "How about MacArthur? Can you reinforce or relieve him?" Washington mail reveals that the defender of Bataan is the nation's only popular hero. Wendell Willkie h*s demanded that he be brought to this city and made Chief of Staff. The general cannot be reinforced and he cannot be relieved. Ke has orders from Chief of Staff Marshall to be captured under no circumstances, but it is doubtful if he will obey any command requiring him to desert his troops in the field. Always a daredevil soldier, probably he will choose to die with his men rather than "fight another day." That is the cold-blooded analysis of his fellow- soldiers at the capital. MacArthur has become a unique symbol since the fall of Singapore. The conquest of that bastion caused the white man a great loss of "face" in the eastern world. The Japs are trying to capitalize on their triumph to cow the Chinese and the Indians, to prove that the yellow are superior to the occidental peoples. As long as the American bulldog, outnumbered to one, holds out, Tokyo cannot make good on its racial sales talk. The jaunty 62- year-old general holds aloft the torch of western prestige and civilization. * * * CAMP: The "Cliveden Set" at Washington which President Roosevelt denounced is a different bread of dowagers from the pro-Hitler clique which dominated British drawing rooms before the Nazi attack on Poland in 1939. It may have escaped public attention, but on the noon before he assailed American "appeasers" Mr. Roosevelt lunched with the leader of England's former Clivedenites—Am- bassador Halifax. There is no "Cliveden Set" at the capital. It exists only in the presidential mind. There are people including some of the closest associates, who believe that the war has been mismanaged by London and Washington. Some think the truth about Pearl Harbor should have been told. Others demand more openness from high circles with respect to the Anglo-Russo-American plight. They maintain that FDR should reveal the worst news instead of concealing it. They believe • that the Americans can take it on the chin. H a desire for Iriuikiiess concerning the progress of the struggle qualifies a person for membership in the so-called Cliveden Set," then many White House confidants are due for interment. Mr. Roosevelt, however, consigns all dissenters from his performance to a sythical concentration camp. The fact is—and every Washington correspondent recognize it—the President regards honest and constructive critics as "enemies of the state " * * * SUEZ: Confidential reports from France and Norway confirm rumors that Hitler is preparing for a spring drive on a grand scale. But our smartest strategists think that he intends to push southward despite his construction of strong defensive positions on the North Sea, the Channel and the French coast. Der Fuehrer has recently established "close zones" along the French litteral which extend from 20 to 50 kilometers inland and are barred to foreigners. He has set up the same sort of a protective fringe in Norway. Despite his need for food, he has increased industrial wages in order to spur production of arms in conquered France. Workers who earn only 75 francs a week on farms are flockin* to the cities where they are paid double and triple that amount making guns, planes and tanks. The German leader has fortified the French and Norwegian sea borders with powerful guns taken from the Siegfried and Maginot lines. From Narvik to cities in southern France the edge of the continent held by the Germans has been made im- Side Glances—By Galbraifh "It's awfully hard to decide which one to marry—one of them so terribly handsome and clever, but the homely one lets me do all the talking!" Here And There In Texas . By HOWARD C. MARSHALL Associated Press Staff Writer rpHE Father of Texas has been promoted. That is to say, a portrait of pregnable. These opinions do not preparations, in our experts' Lubbock Teachers To Purchase Bonds By Salary Allotment At a Monday night banquet In They are ramparts designed to hold off invaders while Hitler presses through Turkey, Iran and the Suez area. NEW YORK By Albert N. Leman JELLYFISH-SKINNED officials in the national v capxtaFs seats of the mighty are whimpering in their names because Bronx cheers are reverberating across the land. One week we Americans are accused of being too complacent; the next, too can- tanerous. Is squareshcoting criticism proper in times of emergency? Wise leaders in the New York community say that vigorous censure aimed at a worn-out, groggy nation swaying before an approaching knockout might topple its target to the mat. But the United States today is no such punch- drunk pug. We are a potential champ. Candid self-analysis will reveal and remedy our weak spots before tne challenger throws a hay-maker at them Everyone wants to win this war—no matter what the price in gold and blood. Some believe that profiteering by either capital or labor is wicked while youngsters in Bataan fox holes and Jap prison pens are paid only $21 a month. Others are shocked when the reticent Navy washes its hands of the Normandie carelessness by passing the buck to the contractor. Suppose it were "up to him" can he replace the lost ship? "Viewing with alarm," they say, is a slsjn that ™ ? n P h 1£ S ?-* last are °P enil W- High morale will be the reaction of a thoroughly aroused people, determined not to blunder and boondoggle its way to catastrophe. One does not find blinders and m i? Z: i e! L amo !^r- the relics of Ge °rge Washington. The Father of His Country did not hesitate to ton- P e as , n r? foundering general or a muddled Continental Congress when he thought the war was eo- ing badly. 6 Asbury Lubbock Methodist church the Classroom Teachers Underneath, any prejudices there's a sense of fundamental justice. Anyone else who touched that tree would be in for serious trouble. Not Swoby and I, though." "I get you," I said. "Because they were going to hang you on it'" "Exactly," he said. "We left the axe sticking in the stump, it was my initials on it My theory is, as Juddy would say, that we'll never hear a word about it. She'll como back now, won't she. Mom?' ""liner," have to rope and hogcio said . We've st ; ll got a fight on our hands, though. You'd council went on record as favoring setting aside of a definite sum from salaries of the teachers for purchase of defense stamps and bonds each month. The council passed a resolution to that effect. Teachers representing each school were present Music Features Program "Music" was the general theme of the banquet. Mrs. J. L. Teal was the "maestro." Ishmael Hill, president, gave the invocation. Numbers were presented by a clarinet quartet comprised of Cone Pevehouse. C. E. Roberts, Terry Wilson and James .-Stewart. The Senior High school chorus, led by Mrs. Waldo Trotter, sang. Reports were presented by the tenure committee, headed by Dan W. Powers; salary schedule committee, headed by Floyd Honey, and teacher retirement committee, headed by Mrs. C. L. Donaldson. Lewis Ma- gec, former Junior High school teacher and now private at the air base, ^poke on "Initiation of a Private." Group singing was led by Miss Margaret Prcwitf. and accompaniment was given by Morgan Layfield. General chairman of banquet arrangements was Mrs. Bruce Bryan and members of a committee in charge of decorations and games were Miss Claudia Keel ley Mrs. J. Floyd Dunn, Mrs. Jran Golightiy, Mrs Ruby Ho'lov.ay, and Miss Gertrude Frye. Other officers of the group are Miss Velma McCandless, vice president; Miss Belly McCown, secretary, and Cyril Batton, treasurer. HUM: Ingenious American manufacturers and storeeepers are using many substitutes to replace popular goods devoured by the greedy war machine. Grape seeds and lemon gross now are crushed into finishing oil for leather; plastics are made from coffee and sugar cane fiber (although the latter may be cut off by the blocade of the Caribbean) and brier pipes from rhododendron burls. _ Hat materials utilize soybeans and milk after it is spun into casein tissue. If the choice cuts of meat go to the mess sergeants in the Army and bereft civilians are obliged to dull their molars on beef as tough as tank armor plate, they need despair no longer—a scientist has extracted juice from the Osage orange tree which softens a soup bone to the tenderness of calf's-foot jelly. Cowboys may lose the romantic setting in which they "roll their own" and hum lonely melodies because rabbit brush, the perennial shrub blanket for vast stretches of the great open spaces in California, Nevada and .Colorado, will be processed into synthetic rubber. Botanists believe that eventually over 500,000 pounds of natural elastics can bs harvested from the alkali deserts. The plant is a first cousin of guayule of the chyrypsothamnus species. Visionary agriculturists are entranced by their discovery but hardheaded industrialists are still "from Missouri." (Copyright McClure Newspaper Syndicate) Probably the idea uppermost in a woman's mind with reference to clothes is to dress to look the men will. Stephen Fuller Austin (better known as Stephen F.) has been given more recognition in : the Hall of the Texas Senate.. For the last wo years, a two-by- three-foot, head and shoulders affair, had languished in the northwest corner of the chamber. Not only was the light bad (one almost had to strike a match to obtain a good view of the face) but the portrait was hung below that of another, of lesser prominence in Texas history. The latter was W. P. Zuber, one of the last few survivors of Sam Houston's army in. the War of the Revolution from Mexico. When the door to the Senate reception room was open—and much of the year it stands open—Austin and Zuber had the same degree of display. Both were blacked out completely. Moreover, for untold years before its hanging near the reception room the Austin portrait had rested in ttte southeast corner of the chamber, behind a water cooler. Now all that's been .changed. The thousands of visitors to the Texas capitol and the Senaie chamber no longer sec the Father of Texas in the shadows, behind a door or behind a watercooler. His portrait has been placed in the most prominent spot in the hall. It is "right in the middle of Page One, top of column." It has been hung on the heavy, red drapery behind and above the rostrum of the President of the Senate. It is the first of the famous collection of historical portraits in the Senate which the visitor is likely to see. For "a long time it was the last, or it might easily have been overlooked altogether. « & * "DAUGHTERS" GET BUSY As often in the past, when a matter of history interpretation on and apraisal has been concerned, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas had a hand in the shakeup. One or more of them reportedly espied Austin's portrait in the corner — history doesn't reveal how it happened to have been placed there—and asked Senate.Sec- retary Bob Barker why. Or words to that effect. Secretary Barker was willing to talk it over—or to listen while his callers talked—and was informed in substance that someone hadn't done right by Texas' Austin. He • sympathized. He expressed desire to cooperate. He disclaimed any personal animosity against the Father of Texas. At only one point he balked. He positively declined to take down a portrait of David B.j Culberson, which hung in a very favored position on the north wall, and to put up Austin's there. One woman objected that Culberson hadn't come to Texas until 1856, which, she indicated, was downright modern compared with Aus*i—»_ 1 L. llll & C1UVC11L. But Barker as adamant. He cited Culberson's record as a colonel of Texas infantry in the Confederate army, adjutant general of Texas, member of the state Senate and 22 years service in the national Congress. Especially, he reminded that he was the father of Texas' beloved Senator Charles A. Culberson, 'who died in 1925. So a compromise was worked out. Culberson was notfdis- turb'ed, and Austin went upon the draperies. Those draperies, incidentally, are more than just that. They are sometimes called the "mystery curtain" 'of the capitol. Few things in the statehouse arouse more interest among visitors. Few strangers explore the Senate chamber who do not seek, usually surreptitously, to draw them aside and peep behind. One of the questions most frequently asked the Senate custodian, Mrs. Ham R. Ward, is: "What is behind .that curtain?" Nothing is behind it, except blank .white wall. The draperies were hung there to break the expanse of whiteness and add decoration. * * * portrait has distin- company. One his A USTIN'S L guished right is a huge pa'inting of Jefferson. Davis, president of the Confederacy, and on his left is John H. Reagan, U. S. senator from Texas and first chairman of the state Railroad commission. . Any ejection to his prominence will not be valid now. On the floor below him, arranged on plain wooden racks, are portraits of President Roosevelt, John N. Garner, Jesse Jones and Senator Tom Connally. True, the portraits of this quartet are much larger than that of Austin. So are those of Davis, Reagan and nearly everyone else in the Senate chamber. But Austin plainly has it on all the others in point of placement. The largest portrait in the hall depicts Mirabeau B. Lamar, president of the Republic of Texas, soldier in the Texan and American wars against Mexico and U. S. minister to Argentina. It is a tremendous thing, eight by 10 feet in dimensions. Not only is it the largest portrait, but it is believed to be the oldest, reportedly having been painted in 1826. Second in size is the painting of Albert Sidney • Jackson, -commander of the Western army o£ the Confederacy, killed at the Battle of Shiloh in 1862. Bidding for third is the painty ing of "Three Legged Willie,®; IJofaert M. Williamson, Indian fighter, jurist and member of the Texas Congress. Williamson received his nickname because he used a cane, having been a cripple since childhood. Funny Business so -"Girl Runs Over Man with Car; Marries Him Same Day."—Headline. Gosh! When predatory females take to running down men with automobiles, it's time to take steps. Wire your congressman at once '.o do something, if you know who he is. "If you can't thir.k, go for a lone walk," advises a writer. He isn't talking to us. We can't afford to buy a pair of shoes every week. Another tiling that .greatly retards the of man is that the peculiar design followed in his physical structure so aptly fits him for sitting down. "My conscience will not allow me to do this," says a politician, who obviously hasn't been in tha game long enough to turn pro. "Moths!"