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TV/ELVC—THE MORNING AVALNCHE LUBBGCK MORN/NG AVALANCHJE ~ "Starls The L>«y On Tbt South Plains' uaiiiSica cvr.r> morning except Sundtj HiO Monasy «no con- K OD , Sunda - v -»°™ln* only ir. the Sunday Avalanche' By the Avalanche-Journal Putillshlnj; Company, inc. cx8. ' *" ' ** 1 1 SUBSCRIPTION RATES lhr " 41 C'ius. W. Ritlltt. M»nasj>:z Eaitor Ji,,"^ not i th »">t«ntlon to cut reflection upon the "ciuracttr of injone inoirlngly. »na iJ tbrnueh error we should the man »PP reej « f -« °" in ' H, - o .w gladly correct in? erroneous ititemeot made An independent Democratic newspaper support-n ul columns the principle, which it bel"« S opposing thoso Questions which (t teHeves to °'- tf t in it< ,,.,. ee "gift s! d " wron* resard MEiIBE.1 OP THE ASSOCIATED PRPS.1 "— , OUR PLEDGE P/eoge flllepianc* to the flog of the Uniied " Justice for all Work Or Fight" Orders DEOPLE have heard so much talk that Lht" £°?M°- "Z i}li " s about " work °^ fight laws that they are skeptical when such hinss are mentioned. Thev will be heve them when they see them. ' But it is difficult to see how the administration, which has avoided a showdown with selfish labor groups like poison, can avoid it much longer. If strikes continue tne time must come for the showing as to whether this is a government for the patriotic many or the selfish few. If, as hinted in Washington, this test may be near, masses of thn neopln in thU nation are ready. True, the "work or fight laws won't be popular among those who refuse to work or fight, except on their own terms. But they are the very small minority.' They aren't worthy of consideration. The vast majority either is working or fighting. They have the right to demand as much from the rest. They have the ri«rht [°: 0dem £- ld vA n e " d to con "liatin*r labor p°ol- icics which have been operated to be bene- many against the interests of This should be a land and this is a time when no man should be allowed to lav down his tools except to pick up a gun Laws which would enforce that principle would be one of the most powerful stimulants imaginable to patriotic American morale. / Februar Believe II Or Not-By Robert Ripley WHAT WORD OF 3 LETTERS CAN BE REARRAM6EO WITHcXrr CHANGING ITS MEANING P , 4$ <J^ > f ''? f ?'-$&& & --^^Srf^ CAN HOLD A MRS. HARRIET CHASE HORIZONTALLY WITH 2 Of ON£ Colorado Sprmi TAU6HT MUSIC FOR 68 YEARS A PLUMBER IN SPRING FIRD, ILL. Drawn, by Bos PA LEE ROOM HOUSE WITHOUT A DOOR / OCCUPIED FOR 20 YEARS By MRS. HESTER SUCCUMBS) WAND OWTOFA SMALL WINDOW. LEE COUNTY, MISS. By SAMUEL HOPKJNS ADAMS Copyright. 1941. NEA Service, Inc. Ramspeck Vs...Newspapers HEADS of newspapers of the land are A-I bowed in shame, scorched by coals of St hea P. ed " P ° n them by Congressman Kamspeck of Georgia. They are crushed by the words of Mr Ramspeck that they have placed an "ineradicable stain" on their exercise of free dom of the press. You know, of course, that Mr Ram- speek is the man who took a leading part in the recent effort to right a great wrong- to congressmen. For years, those congress•men have been slaving their lives avrav for a mere pittance of about ?&0 a dav including holidays and Sundays. Mr. Ram- speck decided to do something about this injustice. .He became one of the papas of the recent pensions-for-congressmen bill. It all w^as done very quietly. He said nothing about it. Neither did other members of Congress. Doubtless Mr. Ramspeck and the other congressmen didn't want to add their personal affairs to the already heavy worries of the people. Perhaps they wanted to"shun the spotlight. At any rate, the pensions bit! was already far along the road to final approval before it was discovered. The delayed discovery isn't hard to understand 'by anyone with a casual understanding of Washington. It isn't especially hard, with proper cooperation, to keep one bill thoroughly hidden among the hundreds and thousands of matters "that pour into Congress in an unending flood. • But finally the bill was discovered. The fact that such measure was on the way to passage was reported—merely reported— by the press services. The'services reported that pensions for some congressmen would run as high as $4,000 per year under the measure. The reports were made without comment, although many newspapers had much to say editorially about the matter later on. But editorial comment wasn't needed. The mere report was enough, to start the fire under the congressman that caused them to take the steps in record time to back up and repeal this measure. And Congress has seen to it that the repeal effort;} have been widely publicized. Newspapers have cooperated fully in this endeavor. Still, the newspapers have to plead guilty. They supplied the news that started the fire under the pensions measure. They let the people know that such a thing was cooking in Congress. They reported it when others condemned or ridiculed the proposition. If it hadn't been for thc- newspapers, it is entirely probable this pension 'nisiness would have continued the law a long time before people knew anything about it. But if this is the stain that Mr. Ram- speck attempts to make it—which it isn't, of coimse—then It is one th.'tt newspapers will wear conspicuously, and with pride. REUNION AT TAMBAY CHAPTER XXXII I had plenty to tell Juddy when I sat ciown to my typewriter. She u-oulan't get the letter till the Kent yacht docked in Brooklyn which would be a couple of weeks' yet. This is what I two-fingered Friend Juddy— Trade continues good. My accounts are a mess without you Bixie Groff shot Maurie. They found his bullet Angel Todd has quit WeUiver. Coach Harley is \viJd. Sheriff Howry is still try- ifliL to r horn '£• on Tamfaa y- NO ~iT c "i ~ crcn Oliver has got him checkmated. You know; Old Doc Oliver, the chbss player.. Mowry has not found it out yet, but the rh 7 ,: g Tll at Tamfaa y was old Chief Whoozis's watch charm, lou couldn t mine enough gold in fn ct r tu wl "^ e ^ to mi ™y hollow *u°l h - What dld I always tell you that Doc was a straight shooter. He is oack and looking peakid If that is not spelled right, speU it yourself. He asks after you. So do the Four Horsemen. Tambay Tree is down. Doc and Old Swoby did it with their little hatchet So you got no excuse not to come back. Let nothing deter you- not snow nor rain nor heat of the sun nor what have you as Jim Farley wrote on the post office steps We need you at Tambay. Yours for results, r> c T I. Mom. P. S I have got something important to explain to you It is not easy to write. I will tell you when I see you. Two days before I expected it 1 get a telegram. Coming by first train. Love. Juddy. e- *, Juddy. So there was a situation moving in on me! Wishing an illegitimate child onto a couple of imaginary parents called for more explanation than I had in stock at the moment. Well, when I took chemistry in school they taught us about a process called catalysis You bring two substances into contact. Nothing happens. Then you give them a shock—electric spark or something—and they get together with a bang. ' I sent Uncle Andy over to the station for my pal. When she got ? ut : ° f the car at Tambay she looked all around her, and stretched out her arms, kind of loving the place. All the vividness of life nad come back to her, and a little extra. I met her at the door. "Hello, Juddy." "Oh, Mom! I'm back." "It's swell to have you. You're looking elegant." "Where's Loren Oliver?" "Over in the stockade." "I'll be back in a minute." So I went into thc mansion and sat aown and told myself sad stones of the death of king* and wondered what form the explosion would take. Catalysis, huh? I could think of other words that began the same way, like cataclysm and catastrophe and caf- fight. The best I could hope was that Doc wouldn't be a worse sunnble-bum than norma! * * !> By what Juddy reported to me <cr, the star, was peaceful cnougn. She tned to apologize about being rough about thc sold but he wouldn't have any of llit-l! He was so nervous, that pretty soon she not nervous, too. "What makes you keep Iookin<* at me so quecrly?" she said. *" _ At that Doc turned so red that stic got suspicious. "You're holding out on me." she «=aid. -What is it? Don't sland there hke a dumb bunny." ^-, then J 311 h e, was fighting the jitters. . The first sense hi made was this, and it wasn't too good: That got under her skin. "I don t know why," she said, "when 1 ve been so rotten to you." ''You haven't. I mean, it does- rit matter. In comparison with this, I mean." He bumbled on. "It must be a painful subject for you." She began to giggle. "You're the one that seems to be in pain. May-___™ j* *jc LUC UUE TO ncip That set him bacfc"o"n his"heeis Do you want me to marrv you?" he said. WK S ° u tha ,^ sT the P ainfu! subject! Why should I want to marry you?" 'iovrve iot to marry someone haven t you'""Why?" "The— tne usual reason. You wouldn't have to live with me you know." J "The usual reason! The usual reason?"' By this time poor Doc was des>rat~. "Mom has told me every- wu some ' 'apparently. What has she told you?" ' > were— were going to Then Juddy got it. "She's crazy! Or is it you? I'm not going to have anything. How could I? I mean — wait 1 ." She ran over to the Feederia ana gave the three short toots on my whistle that were the com-a- runnin' signal. It sounded like the trump of doom to me. Coming through the iront door. I stopped under 'the faded sign over the doorway St.. Francis fc St. Benedight mess this House from Woful Plight. "You two old plumbers have never lifted a finger to help anyone yet," 1 told them. "Not since Ive been at Tambav. Now <r e t busy." " ° Then i breathed a prs/er for those who were about tc die and cussed my knees into supporting me over to the stockade. "When I saw those two faces, I i,gured that I might as well get in the fir<=t Jicn: and go down lighting. So "i gave them the story in words of one syllable. "And if you don't like it, the devil with both of you." I said Juddy begins to laugh. But Doc h tI CS Tn, r e Uke he is reac) y to bite. IJl be a thissenthat if the ungrateful twirp wasn't sore He handed out a linn about a youn<* girl s good name that sounded like ^henff Mowry standing firm for the family honor. Juddy shushed /urn. •'I'm not sure yet that I know what it's all about, Mom," she said. But your Docs hss done his paru He says painful as it is he's willir.g to marry me, but he won't live with me." "Lay off him, .luddv," I said for poor Doc was nearly choking to death, trying 1o deny he'd ever said any such thing. "He did, though. He's just the sort that would." » * * Well, the tone of her voice pxight to have told him plenty But the poor boob still thought «hc \vas only making f un of him 'I said you wouldn't have to live with me/' he explainer to me. You understood Mom, don't you. I meant she could always divorce me or annul me or whatever it is the courts do, you know." Annul you?" she said. "I'd te to have yen annulled, Lorcn. I here s only one of you." "And the species might die out,'' I said. "Not if I can do anything about it," she said. The color came high and quick into her cheeks, but her eyes were brave and steady on him. At last he got it. "Judy! Jud- I walked "over and opened the door. "It's your move, Chessplay- er," I said. Smoke was drifting toward the sun uiat hadn't quite risen when I got up next morning. There was a soft, gray mist over the world I fed three batches of truckles. Dolf sniffed the spicy air. He put up a paw and nudged my knee "Okay, boy," I said." "I know how you feel." For goodby. I wrote a note and pinned it to the stockade door. It advised Juddy and Doc to get married quick because there wouldn't be any chaperon at Tambay as of this date and until further notice. At the crossroads gassery the red-headed man came out yawning. "Hiya, Mom, 1 ' he said. "Fill her up?" "Hiya, Monty," I said. "All •= will take, and oil." He popped his eyes at the Fee- deria. "Off to the roads again, Mom? "Off to the roads." "Didn't like Tambay?" "I liked Tambay a lot," I said But you can't stay one place forever." "No," he said. "I expect not xot if a lady has breathed as much dust as you have, Mom. It gets in the blood. And there's always the road." ''Yes; there's always the road," I said. "Good luck, Mom," he said. I'll be seein* you." "Some day," I said. "Good luck Monty." I put her in gear. The Feederia rolled. The dust banked behind us and rode the breeze back to- word Tambay. I looked,ahead at the far "him and wondered what was around on the other side. THE END The National Whirligig The News Behind The News WASHINGTON By Ray Tucker ie ' s pr °P° sal fo m ^e Douglas the <:op commander o£ our armed. forces has struck no sparks at Washington He u i recognized here as a field fighter rather than an administrative officer. The man scheduled t field our armies overseas is General Hugh A Drum now running the Second Corps Army frea with Harbor" at Governors Is ' an d in New York Although "Doug" is the final word in the makeup of an American soldier, he is not liked by the poetical or military bigwigs at Washington. Grant! o?h«r AH- r ^ VC K y an v. d 3 taCUCal 3CUme * Which HO other Allied hero has surpassed, his dashing ner- f-ona hty made many enemies in (his city Thf ve-v quaht.« which enable him and his little bind to hold out against an overwhelmingly superior forcis-cockmess, bravado, fearlessness/ original Hv -antagonized imid associates who no v sit in the 0 f a s S t a °f l h - e mllitary mighty " When he was ChW of Staff, his recommendations for expansion of the Army and the Air Force were toned down by less aole but more pliable officers MacArthur's plight commands more popular interest perhaps than any other war incidenfor P er- sonahty. Members of Congress besiege Secretary tnf't^h h Pleas \ h u at hc be Enforced or rescue* But to the men at the capital, rightly or wrongly he is just another soidier living up to our finest fr^d noblest ideals. A West Point- classmate recent^ told a House Appropriations subcommittee- "I ' . out. He just won't the order!" vth °«-the-record conerences h v ™ reportcrs and rad '° commentatorss, for the worst Pl ' GPare * ^ American public The heroic general has sufficient supplies for a protracted siege The- exact number^f months to Ts rr ren ; ealedVbut *e plan for him to retire vanrl H^l positlfon wa . s arranged long in ad- hn?h' * J n0t re£ l ulre * ood or small arms, fnrt f °, eS £ more men> planes and tank s- Unfortunately those cannot be provided because the Japanese control the encircling air and water Even if we could furn.sh him with bombers and fighters Sate'them g ^^ Iarge e " OUgh to ™mo! Alihmi E h "Mar-" ha= />"$»!•£ ™* *„ i™ „„„,„_„,, Army officers with an under"standing~of ^Oriental psychology doubt whether he wi!l obey thesTin- n± h^ 0t V° P ° £the loss o£ ^mb y olc ILga- pore,.his desertion of his American and Filipmo troops would cause a tremendous lowering of white hS? IS th V whole Far Ea *t- Nobody knows that better than General MacArthur * a « JAIL: Henry L. Morgenthau won out in the scrao for custodianship of seven billion dollars' worth o ^ ?a ?h ?n° P h erty > beCafUSG th ° Presid ^t has implid faith m his honesty, administrative ability and toughness. He wangled the assignment away from Leo T. Crowley of the Federal Deposit Insurance corporation and Attorney General Biddle Numerous Axis-controlled firms are still doinc business at the old stand manufacturing and d,"- trbiutmg A drugs arid chemicals essential to the war effort. According to Thurman Arnold these con- es'tf ThTT H ? eS WUh f ° rd S n and enemy interests The Secretary of the Treasurv, who is the most virulent anti-Hitler member of the cabinet is counted on to break any tie-ups which jeopardize the nation's welfare and safety. Actual manage! ment or seized property will be entrusted to an able ana hara-ooiled committee consisting of Crowley Treasury Council "Ed" Foley, and Dean C " his own nest through purchase of German drug in n ™" Side G!arices-By Galbraifh for his speculations. The'Tcrapuiously" and ' " Ca Educational Meetings Scheduled In County Four educational meetings sponsored by the Lubbock County War board, of. ivhich James P. Steele of Woodrow is chairman will be held next wc.»k, the clos- '"g group in a series to make known to farmers the war n«-eds for food and feed, C. C. Jobson, county farm agent and board secretary, said Wednesday. Schedule is: Monday night, HurUvood school building; Tuesday night, Hardy school building; Wednesday night. Liberty church; Thursday night, Pos4 school building. Meetings are to begin at 8 o clock. Speakers will discuss poultry and dairy production increases, home gardens, swine production, land contouring and other subjects. A local club leader in each community has been asked to report on the farm gardens. With tonight s meeting at Slide eight have bee.i held so far. Originally 10 meetings were arranged K>r by '.lie committee, but residents ot two other communities asked for meetings. ADMIRAL IS KILLED TOKYO, (From Japanese Broadcasts), Feb. 25 W-The Navy min- ••stry announced today that Rear Admiral Shusaku Shibuya had been killed in action Feb. H off Borneo, SMOOTHLY:. Washington's m o s t powerful and £^ hm ,? hage ^ y ^ faie, although it wjll have life-and-death control over individuals and corporations. It is the War Requirements board headed by William L Bait rf,ff H K S §1 - a - year soldi er at the capital, ami staffed by men from the Army Navy, the Maritime T™ h ' despite thc quiet which surrounded 1 ' 15 to the M ""cil which -Barney" the first world co "«^t- organization than even better publicized body. The e what plants ca ^ ™ake what t« a « M ^°* Vn ° ld ° r ° Pen UP new factories and to a degree, determine the allocation of labor, shifting workers from non-essential to war-produc ine whK 10nS - U has the authori ty to telI P a what he may or may not export or i ° U ? v surroundin S its creation is under. For several years President Roosevelt has been urged to set up such a department esDe Wil £ y x, 31 ? Ch ' Herbert Hoover and Wendell Wi Ikie. He has held back because acquiescence would seem to concede the justice of their crifidsm So he now has done it silently and smoothly NEW YORK \ T-TOCT u , By Albert N - L ema n ALMOST before the first tide washed through the •f> prone funnels of the still smoldering Norman oie o£f,c,als Murriedly announced that New Y?rk"s" worst marine disaster had not been caused hv ?ft£ Uge \,- They had bee " faced S a problem a U S b h v°^ d T^ that WC had bee " "*£ again by the Axis so soon after Hawaii a •E.- Subsequent sleuthing uncovers the followin* facte—mtherto kept from publication. A check was Sractor lab ° rers lrom a 3ist supplied by The pi£;£i%3 £H?»S! s'-^Bu^srs.^iMsr.j^s's V* n . SI "P-workers they discovered that thc —. had disappeared. If they are innocent persons why did they urn away? If f hc T arc dangerous saboteurs why were they ever hi ed' tha* I™? 1 " 1 ? 3 , 1 !, 0 " ? £ the doomcd liner disclosed tna, some of the fire extin.-^iishers had been smashed and others had been filled with ca 1 VVas that "just carelessness" on someone's parTwho mistook a brass cylinder for a gas tank' Questions JOvc this could be asked by an untrammeled board »^^r^^^^? a naU0 '^ ^^III^HIF^ ^r* ucipa£ h HiS;^H^ii^iS with thc area caution the public noffo expect I swift miracK Months may elapse beforr more than a trickle o:' supplies can reach Chuncklne The nev, route from Sadiya in Assam to Ch-ranf" China, is approximately as far north of the ' life line as Boston is from Washington (Copyright McCIure Newspaper Syndicate) As n^ !:r.ck?c:it driver on the GOP iioovcr is a forelorn creature. _,)(<U^-^ i-AS « n s.nce the S P* rtans ? I ^el so much like to give up sweets for the duration."' There In Texas By BILL HIVES Associated Press Staff Writer '"THE navy is on guard in the -*• Gulf. Never in Texas history t^nc- .l n x-*v~«««l ^i . •* ed so finely. _ The recent sighting of a submarine off Aransas Pass was the first time since the ..Civil war that the presence of an enemy in the Texas Gulf had been established definitely. * * * Plenty Of Past Action But from the days of the conquistadores there has been plenty of naval activity off the Texas coast. The Spaish suspected Rene Koberc Cavalier,. Sieur de la balle, purposely overshot the mouth oE the Mississippi in 1685 and landed on. what is now Matagorda Bay for purposes of colonization. They sent an expedition to search for him. La Salle's scout* ly- mg in the sand of Matagorda Island, saw the fleet sail northward by the mouth of Pass Cavallo, but the - Spaniards did not come in. _ La Salles naval escort had departed in a huff for France but no dou&t his outpost would have given worthy battle had they been discovered. * s * .., bri 2f"d, work'edTis 'band'of cutthroats out of. Galveston concentrating on Spanish commerce from 1817-1821. Whether he was considered an 'enemy is problematical, for the government appeared to close its eyes to his depredations against Spanish vessels. -LaFitte, however, made" the rmstake of attacking vessels flying the United States flag, and ba^e naVy Closeci nis Gal veston * * * Galveston Is Captured Things were pretty quiet along the Gulf after that until Texas seceded from thc union. Despite its isolated position there was considerable naval action in the Texas Gulf during the war between the states. The coast was blockaded and in 1862, Galveston was captured. However, it was retaken thc following year by a simultacous land and sea attack. The attack from the sea was made by two steamers fortified with cotton bales on her decks. Galveston remained in Confederate hands the remainder of the war. Sabine Pass also was attacked by Yankees during tne Civil war. United States navy gunboats convoying 5000 soldiers—intended as an invasion force—appeared off the coast. ; JLicut. Dick Dowling'5 small Funny Business force on shore shelled the boats and repulsed the attack. * * » TOURING the first World war, uiirtc w'ci'c iiumciulia i'cpOi'ta that submarines were in the Gulf, but responsible authorities never confirmed them and it is considered certain that U-boats never moved farther south than the Carolina coast. However, in 1917-1913, the Texas coast was far less important militarily than it is today. At that time, the oil industry m this state was an infant just getting its growing pains. Compared with the present gigantic amount, its production was a trickle. ' Oil for the sinews of war goes out of Gulf ' ports in tankers, which means the "Texas coast is a prime hunting-ground for U- boats. However, the Uniied States Navy says it will not be causht napping. It has given out official word intended primarily for frightened seamen that "every available sur- tace and air craft" is on constant patrol. The latest-type scouting and observation methods are employed. The Navy plans include the use oE blimps as well as planes and ves- The blimps are armed with two -aO caliber machine guns and four depth charges or bombs of equivalent weight, 325 pounds. They can move backward or forward or nover motionless. '* * • * Blimps Are Valuable Because they are slower than an airplane, they can spot more easily objects on or'be- low the surface of the water He-sides beinsj able to <;i n k a submarine, the blimp has great value as an agent to mark mine fields, droppin™ fagged buoys. j n (he first World war, a single airship in one flight sighted and marked 36o mines, according (o Cant L- E. Rosendahl, the Navy's lighter than air expert • * « QNE REASON Gulf residents X may hold confidence in the military's ability to deal with thc ^marine menace is thc presence .-- • the commandant's desk at the Corpus Christi Naval Air Training station. Although his command is not a combat unit. Admiral Bernhard Keeps thc eyes of his cadets on the sea. Routine patrol has been'com- tnrftSing"^ 10 " "^ ° £ To Bernhard's credit is the fact that no was one of the earliest advocates m the Navy of the use of r big. powerful patrol planes, once ^ considered thc orphans of the Navy air arm. Today the Navy j s xvcll equipped with these airships. "At my ein Qf an peanut brittle without anybody!"

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