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rP. u , r °*'. •<••• '/ MORNING AVALANCHE "Sttrvi The Day On The South Plains" ever * "orning K«pt Sunday R nd Monday ami con- oa Sunday morning only In the Sunday Avalanclv- * tae Avalanche-Journal PubJishlng Company. Hie. Avenue. SUBSCRIPTION RATES i _ J ,. CHAS - A - Glrs! <t<£»&Sm PARKER P. PROUTY Editor and publisher <B ^B* E> General Manager . _ Chas. W. RatllH, Managing Editor It Is not the intention to cast reflection upon the chttocter of anyone knowingly, end i} through error «e should, the man. agetnent will appreciate navlng our attention called to tame ana gill gladly correct any erroneous statement made. jln independent Democratic newspaper supporting in Its editorial columns the principles which It believes to be ri-ht inri opposing those questions which It believes to be wrong regard " h « "«" f*W y and Impat MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED Member of Associated' Press' Bejjevej[Orj[of--.By Robert Ripley Full Leased «.,,. OUR PLEDGE pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for Secretary Knox's Report REPORT by Secretary of the Navy Frank it Knox the other 'day that the U. S Navv has accounted for at least 53 Jap "ships since Dec. 10 was tremendously encouraging: to the American public But timing: of the report was unfortunate for at least two reasons. One reason is that sinkings of cargo vessels, including tankers, continue at our doors. The other reason is that Mr. Knox did not report until after the popular demand for information concerning what the Navy is doing- had become so insistant it could not be ignored any longer. In tragedies like ships sunk and lives lost off our coasts, people are reluctant to accept any sort of excuses. The Navv may not be at fault when such things happen, but the Navy is likely to get the blame Perhaps Mr. Knox didn't niake his report because of the demand for it But the timing at the report seems to lend color to complaints that the secretary has with- neld information in which Americans are •vitally interested far longer than was necessary to serve any valuable purpose to the war's strategy. The report itself is the evidence that some of the information it- contained could have been revealed several weeks ago without possible harm. Delay has served no useful purpose. Mr. Knox probably will be a happier secretary if he will realize that the American people don't like to wait unnecesssarily for their news. A -Very Commendable Idea FjEGISION to give defense stamps instead U of medals and cups in the district Inter- schplastic league meet at Texas Technological college April 17-18 is sure to win wide approval for the district executive committee headed by Dr. A. W. Evans of the Tech faculty, This contribution to the war effort will be far out of proportion to the actual value of the stamps given. The possession of one a few or many defense stamps is the incentive to buy more. It is a type of thrifty and patriotic investment which "grows" on a person. Furthermore, the possession by otie child of defense stamps excites the desires of other children to possess as many or more. Thus it is entirely probable that many defense stamps and bonds exentu- ally will be bought which might not have been bought had the executive committee's decision been to continue giving medals and loving cups which are ornamental, but useless. . This Is a value in addition to those of great importance that the annual contests already possessed. Invariably, the League .events have attracted the participation of -several thousand students in the 14 counties in Lubbock district, and of many, many thousands in the state as a whole. provide mental stimulation, exercises and sportsmanlike rivalry among students at the time of their lives when such training and such experience make the most lasting impressions. It still is a cause for regret that the rural school children of Lubbock county will be denied the opportunity to cooperate in the league's war effort this year because of the recent action of their executive committee. Students in city schools will compete, as usual. Another effect resulting from the decision to give defense stamps will be to remove about the only argument 1 that possibly could be advanced agajnst holding the league meets as usual this year. That argument has been that most of those attending such contests will have to use a little rubber and gasoline. The feeling of most people will be, that if the use of a little rubber and gasoline — which probably would be used anyway _ will help toward buying airplanes, tanks, ships, guns and the like by encouraging the purchase of defense stamps, then it will be the best use to which tires and motor fuel can possibly be put. WITHOUT CHANGING ITS MEANING STONE THE WEIRD ITACULOMl MOUNTAIN IN MKMS SERAES, B RA7it IS MADE OF RUBBER-LIKE STONE THAT BENDS Small Shbs of it can bz bent In any direction, toithottfbreaking LEAVES GREW OM TOPOPTHE Rose-/vor 6ELOW Raised fay EUZftB'ETH BREKEISA SNAKE Grown by CHAS.THURSTON Ambe»g,Va. H£ MISSED BUT" TWICE "872 ATTEMPTS ALL ITEMS SELF-EXPLANATORY XPLANATI ° N ° F CAKTO0 * By ELEANOR ATTERBURY These healthful Our Contemporaries Here in America there is no excuse for hoarding," says W. M. Cuny in the.- Crosbv- to.ti ' One Minnie Sermon . .Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: : but when the desire cometh, it ;s a tree of life.—Proverbs 13; 12. Chapter One Wise Guy Sharon ran the last block to the office. Being on time was one of Mr. Goodwin's "musts" and she had exactly lour and a half minutes. Clutching her smart' new green felt, she rounded the corner into the teeth of a boisterous March wind. If she hadn't stoped to quarrel with Dennis this morning, she wouldn't have missed that bus. Their quarrels were getting to be a habit, too. Of course, both having tempers like- their hotheaded Irish ancestors didn't help ™Z'-,?£- the rov f - this morning nauii t, mcdi any ordinary brother- and-sis(er scrap. Dennis was so unreasonable about being poor. Naturally he couldn't earn much at his gas station job. And she wasn't making enough to buy any top hats. Grimly, she shouldered against the heavy, glass-panneled door But somehow she had to make him see that poker and shooting dice weren't the answer. And traveling around with that crowd he d found so thrilling lately. Dennis was so young and so terribly head-strong. Of course, if Dad had lived things \vould be different. Her high heels clicked smartly against the stone floor as , she crossed the foyer. Pat, the redheaded elevator boy, held his door for her. '-'Top of the morning to you Miss Doyle," he grinned. "And you can relax now. The Colonel ain't here yet." "Thanks, Pat," she panted That was a break. It was only a few seconds after nine but Mr Goodwin was seldom late. He'd been raised, someone had told her, by a retired Army captain pandfathei- and the training had left an indelible stamp on his bearing, his dress, his habits. It was part of his distinctive charm. Tne elevator rocketed to the eleventh floor, Sharon pulled off ner hat as she sped down the long, marbled hall. The door to Sierra Steel, Inc., Harvey Goodwin, Pres., was still locked. "Thank Heaven," she gasped aloud. "Now if I haven't lost my Key, and snapped open her long envelope bag. • Compact, l : .pstick, her driver's license, gloves—everything but a key. "Darn," she muttered, poking at the bag frs-ntically. "Maybe you left it home in your other pants," a deep voice suggested over her shoulder. Sharon whirled. The compact clattered to the floor, went careening dizzily down the hall leaving a wobbly little wake of white po-,vder. No—nor a penthouse. Please give me my bag." " An , maybe," he persisted. Calmly, the tall young b-een propped man , , , . •You must live somewhere. Or aren't you even real?" "Please, I'm in a hurry." Sharon snatched the bag. The mirror flew out, smashed into a hundred glittering fragments. Seven Years Bad L'uck The young man shook his head Now see what a streak of bad" luck you're going to have." "Don't be ridiculous," she snapped, irritated and perfectly aware that she was being a little ridicu- ; ous herself. But she Icathed being teased— and breaking mirrors There was enough bad luck to be had already. Besides, if this smart young chap would mind his own business — "It dees sound ridiculous, does- nt it," he was saying, "A dream walking and stuff. They write songs about things like this. Your black hair and your big blue eyes and a brow like a snowdrift. Just what they said about Kathleen Mavourneen wasn't it?" "That was Annie Laurie," Sha™ n flushed in spite of herself. 'And I have to go to work. So please go." Her- dignity riding a little askew she stepped past him, her head high, her pretty mouth a straight line. She crossed to her desk just outside the door marked Private." The young man followed right at her heels. 'Well," she turned to him. "Did you want something?" Gravely, he laid a key in her hand. "You forgot your key." "Thank you. And now hadn't you better leave?" "Do you work here?" — ignoring her question. "Certainly." "And what do you do?" Sharon drew herself up to all her five feet three. "I am private secretary tc Mr. Harvey Goodwin, President of Sierra Steel— if its any of your business." "It isn't, or wasn't rather until for lunch today at the Palace' How about it?"_and smiled as if the idea were brilliant and original. . ^'Certainly not." "What do you mean 'certainly not'? Don.!t you like the Palace? The St. Francis, then. Or Fior d'ltalia." "No, note the St. Franics or—or —or the city dump. Now please get out of here before Mr. Good- The National Whirligig The News Behind The News WASHINGTON By Ray Tucker lyTEMBERS of Congress from California. Oregon "•*- and Washington have been holding daily indignation meetings in protest against alleged Army- Navy failure to provide protection against hostile raids. They are also bitter against Attorney General Biddle's delay in placing Pacific Coast Japanese, especially the America'.! born, behind barbed wire. Ringleaders in the movement for more decisive action are Senator Hiram W. Johnson, President Roosevelt's erstwhile friends, and chubby-faced Senator Rufus C. Holman from Oregon. But the real instigator of the uprising is Representative James W. Mott from that state. As a first World war sailor and a member of the House of Naval Affairs committee, he has been able to pry secrets of the Western defense setup from the Knox and Stimsoii agencies which are withheld .^rom less influential legislators. While one is forbidden to disclose details concerning our coastal establishment Mott does not think that Washington ;s sufficiently alive to potential threats. Nor do he and his a=so- riates believe that the Department of Justice is moving swiftly or drastically enough against Axis aliens. < Sentiment in the Far West has undergone a curious change within the last few weeks. At first the business community, especially the Chambers of Commerce, resented suggestions that they were seriously exposed to bombardment from sea or air They were afraid that such publicity might destroy their tourist trade. But now.that tire and car rationing has barred tra%'el to the land of sunshine their spokesmen on Capitol Hill have become more realistic. * # * EMPIRES:' Powerful figures close to the White House have urged President Roosevelt to reorganize the administrative establishments in the key outposts of Alaska and Puerto Rico. Specifically they suggest that he supplant Governors Ernest H Gruemng and Rex. G. Tugwell with Army or Navy officers. In ordinary times these cushy berths were regarded as havens for "lame ducks" and it is under this political tradition that the pair was named ine former was once a writer for a pinko magazine, leaped into the Roosevelt-for-President movement early m the game, and was rewarded with an appointment as assistant Secretary of the Interior in charge of territories and possessions. Wh~n he clashed with Secretary Ickes he was kicked upstairs to ine seemingly innocuous post or governor of the cold country. Rex's history is too fresh to require recounting. An original brain truster he was purged from the Department of Agriculture along with other radicals. He was exited for a while but subsequently sent to the semi-tropical island. ^ Ernest and Rex have concerned' themselves chiefly with social and economic reforms in their respective bailiwicks. Their assignment was to try out New Deal experiments—resettlement and coi pulsory redistribution of land to small holders „ our outlanders. But now that their personal empires constitute two of our-most strategic spearheads, there is a demand for removal of the editor and the proiessor. * * * STEWS: Dietary experts at Washington, especially Henry Wallace's Board of Economic War- lare, have been concealing their concern over prospective shortages of certain eatables and drinkables They did not want to duplicate the Wickard-Mrs Koosevelt radio announcement which precipitated hoarding of sugar. But the secret no longer can be withheld in view of the foe's gobbling up o£ the tea-coffee-spice lands and the terrific drain on shipping which the new phase of the war entails. Supplies of the breakfast beverage and the late afternoon cup will last only about four or five months. When they have disappeared, to misquote la Barrymore, "There won't be any more." Another popular Washington quaff also is listed for, the .memory book—Scotch whiskey. By design or accident German subs, with" Anti-Saloon League regularity, have been sinkina ships cargoing that choice commodity. A vessel laden with 70,000 cases was sent to the lucky Davy Jones only a few weeks ncn Anri en ,-f a~~- jbial 4343 For /The AYoianche-Jourhal Offices Side Glances—By Galbraifli I COPR. fiHf BVhEA SERVICE. hierT7M.-RE(Hf. 5. PAT. PIT, (ill I'll take this one for Dad's birthday present—it'll look swell on me!" Here And There In Texas a few minutes ago." Calmly, he I tetters mentioned. sat down on the edge of her desk. "Thank you, Goodwin. Glad to But seeing you makes a differ- " ence — a tremendous difference You're much too o much too young to be a be here." The hands. were shaking private secretary. "Well—really—" "You have to be old and homely and soured on life. A pretty little kid Jike you should be go-! mg to school or having coming-j Furious, Sharon permitted her- "You've met Miss Doyle, I see " Goodwin said causally. Tom Stafford grinned at her Yes, it's been charming, Miss ir\t'lrt '' - , out parties or being painted into i se]f a co °l n^cl. He might have a and ~ her 3n the first Place. All you stop wasting time ihls wise-cracking about — ~" " i£ ' . T My dear young lady, I assure you Jns is no waste, of time." He puUed out a package of cigarettes, offered her one. ". Goodwin pact. dropped it intc her open bag Then, deliberately, he took the bag from her hand. "Let me try." Smiling, his dark eyes were intent on her face as he coolly emptied the contents of her purse into one large well- shaped hand. The key came out on top. "Oh—thank you." Sharon managed recovering her voice and clutching at her dignity too /'Suppose we see if it's the right one." Turning, he unlocked the door, swung it wide. "Shucks, I was really hoping it was the key Sharon to your flat.'* "I don't have a flat." „„„„„ reached for the bag he still held. Besides, it's none of—'' "A penthouse, then?" His smile teeth, n&: auci revealed nice white cases. •^Stafford, we'll get down to "Good." Tom tossed his hat onto a filing cabinet. Then as he passed Sharon's le;,k, "How about dinner , _ tonight?" he snid in a stage whis- Does he?" The young man ! P, er - Thcn - hastily. -We could take tamped his cigarette thoughtfully '' ^oodwm along if you insist." win—" As if speaking his name had conjured him out of thin air, Sharon heard Mr. Goodwin's quick step^ in the hall, saw the door sw:,»£r open. Embarrassment sur«ed into her cheeks like a hot tide. Mr. Goodwin stopped short when he saw them. And Sharon, terribly aware of her crimson cheeks, of the tall young man in tweeds still perched on her desk so chummily, wished the floor would swallow her. "Good morning." Mr. Goodwin smiled suddenly, came toward them. ."G-—good morning, Mr. Goodwin," Sharon stammered. "This ?£ is T~ this gentleman is—" nationwide criticism. Behind these unpooular Getting acquainted with your waivers lies one of the most dramatic and very cnsrminf? sscrctsrv " t HF* ^snJ: ctr»r?*>e ^f- rK^ ^^ni^ni T*. i_ - ~ 1.1 - _>_, .. stranger finished smoothly," and inviting her to-lunch." All Wrong! Amazingly, Mr. Goodwin actually nodded approval. "A nice idea, Stafford. Only it so happens that Miss Doyle is having luncheon with me, today. Some other- time she'd be delighted, I know." Sharon started at him, not sure she wasn't dreaming all this. 'You're prompt, Stafford," Goodwin went on. "Glad to see you again." Stafford! Not Thomas W. Stafford, electrical engineer and technical expert being sent from the Pittsburgh branch? Mr. Goodwin had been expecting him for more than a week. But of course this smart aleck wasn't old enough to have acquired all the degrees and recommendations Mr. Stafford's es only a few- weeks ago. And so it goes The War Production board has banned the canning of certain types of meats and vegetables although the order has not yet been made public. The prohibition will affect chiefly all kinds of beans, spaghetti combinations, chili con carne and certain stews. There is still enough of those foods but the store of tin is running short ' * * • * RIVALS: Selective Service Director Hershey's ex- empuon of movie stars, labor leaders and a°ricul- tural workers from the military draft has provoked nationwide —:»:-=— ~ . . . ----- --- •—»-»»»* v, **»»VA -Jiv^lllil™ 1 can, stones at the capital. It highlights the rivalries and controversies among higher-ups which handicapping the national effort P a ,^ Paul are ., se veral weeks ago, -Madame" Perkins and Sidney . proposed the creation of a "Man Power Mobilization Board," which would decide who should in factories as the man the gun, the plane and the tank. A tenta- r£ l ° { K at CffeCt now lies on tne Presidential -H P r*U The ? c hemers deliberately omitted General Hershey and Agriculture Secretary Wickard from this most powerful of federal agencies. Both oHU cials deeply resented their proposed sidetracking ? a ^v 'H -? r - ga ! 1l ' z ? d labor ' s representatives, who a£ tacked it in their press notices In giving special preference to farm and labor ' baCk With the covert They are seeking to By GORDON SHEARER United Press Correspondent AUSTIN, Feb. 26.-The East - rL Texas oil field from which wealth has been pouring for near- i iy it years now threatens to play ou 1 as a flowing field unless pre- I cautions are taken. I The Texas .Railroad commission | last week studied details of a plan for field-wide re-injection of salt water to preserve the pressure that iorces the oil to the surface The East Texas field is what is known m oil circles as a "water drive field." That means that it is water pressure that forces out the oil, assisted by gas when outlets are furnished. The outlets are the more than 25,000 oil wells drilled in the field. The water that drives out the on comes from what is designated as the Woodbine sand. The Wood£ lne outcrop, ° 1 ' place where the Woodbine strata touches the sur- Pn£'-w 0r ?i, a Iir l e vanning between Fpit Worth and Dallas. The slant i 1 ™ 5l va f t \ is , such t! ? at it: is abou t Tyler surface at * * $ Has Produced Millions ,, As -the water seeps down th "= incline into the East j oil field it pushes ahead ,, - b ° th ^e oil, the gas and the salt water that has accumulated there through the ages.-. . .• . Whether oil or water is removed, the effect on the pressure is just the same. So the Plan is to separate the salt water from the oil, an easy the salt water back into the \\ oodbine sand Already 39,444,000 barrels of salt water have, been put back into the ground. In January 2,474,000 barrels were re-injected, or a little more than 80,000 barrels a day! *.=£*• T1HE present trouble is that the <v, wat . er is being put back onlv through 45 wells that have been specially equipped for that pur" £i?h £,"? r il ?-n e 45 wel!s con »ect «.th but 1,409 wells in the entire Under plans now being worked out a huge corporation.will serve the entire field. It will be a non- concern and will have its expenes paid by donation to the corporation of extra oil that operators are permitted to produce because they put back the salt water that comes out with the oil Some leases are smal?. Some royalty owners have an interest m .* « smgle well. The. expose o e-mjection is too great for each to ant singly. The railroad commission permits production of an additional barrel of oil for each 30 nnrr^lc ~r . ,1. . *-«»-** the field more than it would them. Some thought it would lessen their oil recovery and force the oil to other leases. These difficulties have oeenjroned out and the plan for i injection "Wsfem was "submitted I to the commission. - * V »fr Pennsylvania System Used How much it is needed was stressed by an engineering 'report that showed the (Feb 10) pressure in the field was 1,009 pounds to. the square inch. When the field operation began, the pressure was more than 1,200 pounds. Petroleum experts say that when the pressure drops to around 950 pounds the gas that is held in the oil by water pressure begins to come out of the oil. That makes the 'oil viscous or sticky. Artificial methods- then are needed to get it to the surface. About 8,000 of the wells in the field now are pumped. Repressuring an oil field bv forcing water into it is not an experiment. It was first used extensively in Pennsylvania where the early oil fields were revived. It is being used on a small scale L n . a " umber of Texas fields, but the East Texas plan is the first activity of the sort planned on major proportions- Besides dissipating pressure needed for oil production, the salt _water that has been brought "to the surface with oil in East Texas has presented a serious pollution problem * ish have vanished from once lamous angling streams. Wat- e fi, supp , Iics of Beaumont and other places have been threatened, because .the old - plan was to let the salt water How off into, the nearts low place or stream bed from which it then found its way into the rivers of East Texas With salt water re-injection, ^cTwilPha thC - E Te ">' 3 * prolonged many years. ° T ESS abbreviated costumes for J - 1 car-hops may be expected in 2xas this summer. In addition to arguing that "iris servmg beer should*™* be required to dress ,„ costumes scantie? thin those of other workin" TiVk I WCTU spokeswoman Lr a" fee,! board hearing ler fall the hint better oifff ^' m . ess woul « be NEW YORK ,, ,, B V Albert N. Lei,™ ^ • u * u^" Eastem oil treasures now are noth- economic value More v ever the United Kingdom must keep the of Iran and Iraq, and the Soviet those of Ba dram on his tanks in Africa and Ruslfa f rea £ in * process he o a land Unction with the advancin § throu §h -Burma, India and The attack may come in the Russian Caucasus or across Turkey. British secret agents have " thoughtfully Then, lighting it. he dropped trie! burnt :Tiatch in her pin tray. "Please no." she' beg&eci - ae ™ lct! - kVhat if Mr. you insist. ••A'o, -thank you." "Good." He nodded. "I prefer egged, ex-!' 1 twosome myself. I'll pick v O u •- "Goodwin "? ab , out eight," and still grinnin* - . , j should come in now. find this per- c!o£cd *he door before she could. son draped on her desk, smokinp a " SW2r saying impossible things. "Unless ' ; • SeethEn S- Sharon stripped the there :s something you really want Covcr ° ff ner l >*P«wi«er. Honor h <"~— " ! graduate of- Massachusetts Tech and the best electrical engineer they had. She spun a sheet of white paper under the platen. He looked more like the college cheer leader or the campus "catch." He was good-looking enough for , f ,', f you went Jn for tweeds and tall ranginess— which Sharon dtdn t, definitely. Her fingers fied while with part " « rm a stran S e r here, see." He grinned, a perfectly ing invitation to friendliness. ^Stranger, orphaned, bachelor and—very lonesome." "This happens to be the office of a steel r;ompany," Sharon reminded him coldly, despising herself for not being able to put this man in his place. "Not a "Bureau " for Lonely Heart Suppose von °u h « r mind ^ he transc: state your busing " j shorthand notes and with "Gladly. If s about - date . Say j (Cootinued OQ Conds page> scribed her the other Nazi drillin 2 machinery n Ru- Turt n < l ", c > teady to be Bushed through Turkey or to the land strip between the Black and AmH 3 5° aS V N ° easy taEk awaits United States nmf atd , or Laurence A. Steinhardt in his new as- nrnent to the late Kemal Pashas capital iSew tork gasoline experts claim that the c-i V . once they have broken through »™ * f- ,., - , - J thc Riv er Don. can occunv the best fields w.thout surmounting the range* whose lowest passes are over 8,000 feet high. Within miles of Baku is 10 per cent of the globe's ra GUARDS: Shipping perils do not berin when a periscope rears its serpentine head above the distant wave. German and Italian national! are E&" 1 fT? 3 !™? 11 ^ alo "2 the Now York terfron are ern- wa ... 0 •••>- *l-.*y JL VJ. JV IVC*" 1 Aliens, who have never bothered to swear to the United States, have access to car- Copyright, McClure Newspaper Syndicate) A recent commercial poll sold to newspapers reported a stiong S The poll showed most of the „ re The water dnve in the East Texas field moves from West to East, carrying the oi! with it The ^s.^^^ri'^S^ Siar*^ ^' ™ ^ one .part of the field feUtha? the C ° mp " ance Wllh drc ss regulation^ Planjvouldbenef it other parts of! Buy A^ES^T^o^l^DAYl In such a situation the liquor board probably w ill find S com Funny Business

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