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PAGE EIGHT—THE MORNING AVALANCHE Lubbock,. Texas, Tuesday/ March 3, 1942 Dial 4343 For Tht Avalanche-Journal Offices MORNING AVALANCHE . "Starts The Day On The South Plains' 'Published every morning except Sunday an<S Monday »na consolidated on Sunday morning only in the Sunday Avalanche- 'Journal bj the Avala'.iche-Jjurns) PdbllsUiig Company, Inc.. 13H Texas Avenue. ' " SUBSCRIPTION RATES By- mail only: One year $5.55, six months $3.15. three months J3.00 and one month TOc. . By carrier only: Per month ttc; Combination Avalanche and Journal $1.25 per month. . CHAS. A. GO* .-rfgeSfa PARKETt F. PROUTY Editor and Publisher ^^fef* 0 General Manager Chas. SV. RatliM. Managing Editor It is not 'the InwnUoa to east reflection upon the character ol anyone knowingly, and U through error we should, the management will appreciate eating our attention called to same - and will gladly coirect any erroneous ttatemem made. An Independent Democratic newspaper supporting In Its editorial columns the principles which it Delleves to be right and opposing those questions which it believes to oe wring, regardless ol pirty politics publishing the news fairly and impartially at all times. MEMBER OP THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press is exeluslrely entitled to the use lor publication at aM news dispatches credited to It, or not otherwise credited In this paper, and also the local news published herein. Entered as Second-Class Mall Matter at the FostoMlce at Lubbock, Texas, according lo provisions ol the Act ol Congress ol March 5. 18"9, and under the rullnc c! the Pcstraaster-General. Believe It Or Not-By Robert Kpley The National Member of Associated Press Pull Leased Wire Service OUR PLEDGE pledge allegiance to the flog of the United States ot America, and to the Republic for which it stands; One Nation, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all. Americans Must Be Patient M UCH is being said of late by a good many people to the effect that the United Nations should begin taking the offensive in the war. Much more talk like that is sure to be heard in the days and week ahead. The trend is toward impatience with defensive strategy, especially among Americans who are nothing if not • aggressive. Ai-guments advanced in favor of an offensive contain merit that no sensible persons could attempt to question. Everyone recognizes that defense, alone, cannot win the war. Everyone admits that the offensive must be taken. Anyone can see that a'powerful offensive on just one front would help to relieve the Axis pressure on many hard-pressed fronts. • It can be admitted, too, that the United Nations will face a constant danger of having the sort of leadership that will procrastinate too long—which won't attack until it sees the chance for assured victory. That sort of opportunity will never come. Too much time wasted in the hope - .that it might come could prove fatal to the possibilities of victory. But all of us know that the time must come when the offensive will be attempted. Public opinion, if nothing else, will see to that. The danger, the very serious danger, is that public impatience may force an attempted offensive before the United Nations are prepared to undertake it. That very possibly would lead to disaster. At the very best, catastrophe must be risked when any offensive is undertaken. The risk must be aggravated by attempting blows for which proper preparations have not been made. Before giving way to impatience, this is an excellent time to consider that three months is very little time to allow for a major offensive which would have even a remote hope of success against a nation as far away as Japan—against a nation which has made years of preparations for war of the very type it now is waging. It isn't common sense to expect that the kind of offensive demanded by conditions could be organized in three months. For the present, people of this nation must be patient. They must trust their leaders to recognize the time for striking when it comes—and to strike. If this nation is ready for a major all-out blow in another several months, it will have accomplished a military miracle. . If, as hinted by Gen. George C. Marshall, army chief of staff, a real offensive can be attempted sooner with reasonable chance of success, then the marvels of the miracle merely will be multiplied. , LARGEST \ UNCUT DIAMOND IN THE WORLD 726.6 CARATS- VALO£*2,000,000 JS SHAPED UKE THE COUNTRY IN WHICH IT WAS FOUND -BRAZIL vw OiuiedfyHARRYWlNSTON.NewYork I i^^^-~J2*S;ij£|jj|«jiiifc£;S??^ STlMUSOf&ZtMlFUL MUSIC CAN FRSCjUSNTLY SS HEARD EMANATING FROM ICEBERGS! CAUSED 8Y WIND HQLESWiHHlCE S.F. BREWS PLAYED 18 HOLES IN 79 STROKES AT MIDNIGHT.' MinchinJiamotcn. .fi ACE OP CLUBS DOG- Oiwned b^ DOROTHY WARHES ShrevepoiT, Is. EXPLANATION OF. CAHTOON ALL ITEMS SELF-EXPLANATORY By ELEANOR ATTERBURY The News Behind The News WASHINGTON By Ray Tucke* T HE average American's expenditure of a dollar bill in 1942 and future, war years will differ radically from the way he used that amount in pre- Pearl Harbor days. Here is the picture as it has been painted, by our top-ranking economists: . Purchase of consumer goods this year will be about IP pejT. cent less than in 1942, but the money paid out for this smaller volume of retail stuff will be ?ibout the same as last year because of an anticipated 12 per cent rise in prices. The supply' of manufactured materials Cdurarles such as radios, washing machines, refrigerators, etc.) will be sharply restricted. But in these lines there is a large inventory based on anticipatory construction 1941, and no • shortages will develop for five months. By midyear however it is expected that lese articles will disappear from the market be- ause of sales of accumulated stocks and conver- ion .of producing factories to defense work. But hese heavy reserves are counted on to soften the everity of the pockctbook pinch. A great deal more will be spent during the emergency years ahead for "services," a term which he average Americ.an does not understand. He will oon learn what it means, however.- I£ he cannot )uy durable goods or noudurables (clothing, furniture, other household articles), he must find other outlets for his cash. That is a law of nature and economics and the only safety valve for these bil- lons of dollars consists of "service" activities. The general analysis above and the details listed below might well serve as a guide for both investors and purchasers. * * * EATING: National income for the coming year will total about one hundred and ten billion dollars, according to present estimates, although it may be even higher. In this reckoning however the economic experts allow for a 25 per cent rise in prices for the 1941-1942 period. So far we have experienced only about half of the expected .advance in the cost of living. Consumers' income for 1942, which is quite different from "national income," will amount to approximately 74 billion, 100 million dollars. How that money, which you and I receive, is distributed determines the trend, the rate and the direction of our economic activity. We may handle the receipts foolishly or wisely, but our actions are de-. cided usually by circumstances beyond our control. Never did we have less say regarding the use of our wages and salaries than, now. But lieve is the best forecast that can be compiled about our 1942 fi-~ nances: We will spend about 47 billion dollars on non- durable goods—the inventory stuff mentioned above. Allowing for price changes, that is about the same as we paid out in 1941. For heavy goods such as autos, houses and utilities we will expend only four billions as against more than 10 billions in. 1941'. Despite price restrictions on many service items, we will disperse at least three billion dollars more than we did in 1941 for "personal service." That includes such items as laundry and tailoring, out-of-home eating and drinking, recreation, medical care, transportation other than by personally owned vehicles. ' * » « EARN: Mountain and Middle Western states have Side Glances—By <l "Since her two sons enlisted she has been giving a polite third degree to every young fellow in town I Here And There In Texas YESTERDAY: Sharon's day has been pretty iopsy iurvy. She was Isle at the office, and Mr. Goodwin disapproves lateness. Then a youny man named Tom Stafford barged in, and two minutes later asked her for a date. Then Mr. Goodwin himself, whom Sharon worships as his private secretary, also asks for a luncheon date. Now Sharon and Mr. Goodwin are at a restaurant, and Mr. Goodwin is letting Sharon know he is think-, ing more of her as a person than as a secretary. Chapter Three Still Another Job "It's charming," she murmured, :arefully understating her thrilled excitement. "Glad, you like it. I've got a able marked off for us some- vhere." Goodwin beckoned to a dark-skinned, bowing head waiter. ; Yes, Mr. Goodwin. Right this ivay, please, sir." A table just for two, not too close to the orchestra, set just far enough behind, a group of palms Lo give a feeling of intimacy. Low upholstered arm chairs drawn close on the same side of the low, mirror-smooth table. A waiter brought cocktails at once and a pretty Hawaiian girl in a grass skirt laid a heavy lei of white carnations around Sharon's neck. "How—lovely," Sharon gasped. "Nice custom," Mr. Goodwin nodded. "Ever been to the Is- tently her heart raced. "And very lovely. Too young probably for the work I had in mind for you." Sharon's heart tripped, fell flat against the base of her throat. "What do you mean?" •Shop -Xalk He hesitated, -stared a moment at the tempting tray of fresh MORE v prawns, cracked crab, tiny pickled onions a waiter had set before them. Then, abruptly. "Let's eat first and talk business afterward. These prawns are j excellent." They were but to Sharon they might as well have been sawdust. Had he brought her -here to tell her she was fired? Too young for tKe job. Forebodingly, Tom Stafford's judgment of this morning' rushed back to haunt her. "Much too young to be a .private secretary. You have to be old and experienced." Was Mr. Goodwyn about to tell her the same thing? Bravely, she kept her smiles By HOWARD MARSHALL Associated Press Staff Writer 1 USTIN Mar. 2. '/P 1 GebT2 rl h' ij ' •£*• may have a lot .to do with the the outcome of statewide polical races in Texas this year. So says Senator Vernon Lemens of Waxahachie, . candidate for lieutenant-governor. This is his reasoning: - ' No one will be able to cover the entire state personally because of tire rationing, and there will be a sharp curtailment in advertising and organization work due to straitened finances. The known and if candidate who is best seen sent to us deliberately in the guise of-electrical engineer to study our plant, to do his best to sabotage our efforts." You don't—you can't mean Tom Slat—" Instantly Goodwin laid a finger across her lips. "The first thing you must learn," he said rather curtly," is ' never to mention names where you might be overheard." "I'm—sorry." "It will be dangerous business. It may even involve risking your i life. I tiun'i believe It will to that. However, I want you to know what you are up against. The enemy is clever, ruthless, determined that we shall fail to keep our promises. Considering that, do you still want to help?" To Be Continued lands?" Sharon shook her head. She'd Texas Must "Cut Down" G OV. COKE STEVENSON very properlj has been voicing frequent reminders recently that state revenues will be reduced sharply this year. Returns from such levies as gasoline and motor vehicle taxes will be far below normal. This, as the governor says, will mean that the state either must secure additional revenues from new or increased taxes, or be forced to a policy of many things." 'doing without The governor has been in politics too long to be in doubt as to the answer if people should be asked: Should the state increase taxes, or should it do without? But the answer isn't as easy as it might seem at first glance. If the answer is, "do without," there must come another question: Who will do without what? There, as Hamlet said, is the rub. The probable answer may be that everything connected with the state government will have to do without something. If there is anything that is certain, it is that people of Texas are in no mood for new or increased state taxes. Support or advocacy of them by anyone in elective office will border upon political suicide. With Our Contemporaries "Another advantage in telling the truth,", observes Douglas Meador in ..the Matador Tribune," is the total lack of attention it requires after being placed in operation." never even been out of the state. Dad's life insurance had provided rent and food and clothes enough to get by but there'd never been any left over for travel, "Like to travel?" He watched her over his thin-stemmed -glass. Sharon shrugged gracefully. "I've never had the chance." "You will." His eyes smiled at her. "What have you done with yourself up to now?" "Oh, nothing much. - Gone to school, helped look after my little brother, made a few fast friends and no enemies that I know of and—" meeting his eyes," —landed a perfectly swell job. That's about all." The orchestra began a dreamy waltz. "Like to dance?" "I'd love to." He danced well, smoothly, guiding her acrosss the crowded floor. Sharon held her breath and prayed that no perverse fate: tripped her, made her spoil this perfect pattern. She'd never really thought much about her dancing before. Always taken it as a matter of course and enjoyed it Now she wanted to be so very sure she danced well. His compliment when the number brought the blushes surging back to her cheeks. "You dance beautifully. So few women know how to waltz nowadays." ; 'You sound—" she dared a little,"—as if youd just arrived from the ballrooms of'the last century." He laughed. "Not actually, but you see I was educated abioad. Kever knew anything about jazz smiling, forced back the tears that stung her eyelids. It couldn't be. It wasn't fair. She had done the work well. She knew that. And she'd always do it well. If only he'd give her the chance. After a long parade of delicacies, the waiter finally brought desert and black coffee. "Now." Mr. Goodwin drew his chair closer. "Do you mind if I talk shop?" "No—of course not," she managed quietly. Here it came. "I employed you as private secretary faceause I think you have superior intelligence and real ambition plus a great capacity for loyalty." Sharon" almost dared not listen. Folding her hands, she hid them, clenched, under the table. "So far, you have done excellently. I have been very pleased." He glanced around them with a carelessness Sharon realized instantly was assumed. "Now, I -am lech Is To Show Its Stock At fort Worth Cattle, hogs, horses and mules from Texas Technological college will be exhibited at the 46th annual Southwestern exposition and Fat Stock show in Fort Worth March 13, said W. L. Stangel, head professor of animal husbandry. Texas .Tech. exhibiting at the show for the 16th time, will show 12 cattle, 22 hogs, 10'horses and two mules. The cattle exhibit will include six Aberdeen-Angus and si c Herefords, none of which have been exhibited previously at the show. Stangel said the cattle would be consigned to the auction sale at conclusion of the show. They have been used in class judging at Texas Tech. Included in the hog exhibit will be six Duroc barrows, 10 Duroc barrows, 10 Hampshire barrows ai.d Six Poland-Chinas, likewise to be auctioned. Ten grade pure-bred Percher- bombarded the capital with protests against the proposal to shift coastal Axis aliens into their areas. It begins to-look as if our assumed enemies will, land en- masse behind barbed wire. Attorney General Biddle, who has shown an extraordinary solicitude for Japanese, German ,and Italian residents in states along our shores, has finally adopted the plan that potential subversives should be transferred to territory on the eastern side of the Great Divide. It so happens that the likable but radical Biddle, who never took a physical or mental journey outside his home city of Philadelphia, just does not know what all the shootin' is about. The interior commonwealths — Montana. Colorado, Idaho, Nevada'—"do not want California Japs interned within their borders. Under Biddle's program the foreigners would earn about $60 a month and "keep." Most of Mac Arthur's men an Bataan get $30 a month and "keep". QUIT: Churchill's revamping of his cabinet will have a definite effect on FDR's executive household. There will be no immediate change because that would be a confession of weakness. It would look as if the President had copied the prime minister. Mr. Jloosevelt will not reform his official inner circle despite the pattern the British Premier has provided. But paste this in your hat: Three members who will soon quit are "Tvr^aYn" T>«.rV5ns. Harold L. Ickes and Mr. Hull. will have an advantage, he resides in a thickly- populated area, for example, one of the large cities, he-is likely to be best known there. "Madam" Perkins, The One Minute Sermon For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour fis thyself. — Galatians 5; 14. ••"•kfis V except what I read in the papers from home. And when I did 'return to this country, I was too far behind the style to catch up." That, too, accounted lor his distinction, Sharon made mental footnote. Educated in the Old Wor\d traditions, cultures. Prague, Vienna, London—all the beautiful, historic spots of Europe before they blit?krieged it to ruins. "Ho\v old are you, Sharon?" he asked abruptly. "Twenty—almost." "Twenty," tie studied her so in- wondering if I have the right to put greater responsibilities upon such. young shoulders." "If I knew what you meant—" Sharon suggested almost in a whisper. "Briefly—this. There is a serious blockage of production in the plant, as you well know. We have contracts lor important defense work. We make airplane tools. Those tools are not being produced as rapidly as we have reason to believe they could be. When they are shipped, they are subject to endless and costly delays." Tense, Sharon waited for him to go on. « Lighting a cigarette, he smoked quietly for a moment "It may be inefficiency. It more probably is—sabotage." "S a b o t a ge!" Sharon scarcely breathed the word. Mr. Good win watched her steadily. "I want you to help me discover which." Sharon's ey.es Hew to his. "Me?" "You're young. You're new at your job. You're lovely to look at. No one will suspect you of being interested in more than the • cut of your suit or the smartness of your new hat." "You mean I'm to act as— ons will be exhibited as farm horses. The horse exhibit will include Bonnies Carino, grand champion at the 1940 and 1941 Southwestern meets; Lenore, who won first prize in the mare class in 1940 and 1941; and Rox Nan, winner of first prize as a two-year-old and also the junior and grand championship lor mares in 1941. Horses will be shipped by rail- NEW YORK By Albert N. Leman 1HE touchiness "of the Navy afler the Normandie fiasco is illustrated by this incident: A New York broadcaster recently alluded to' the possibility that the Vichy-French might have sabotaged their former ship. The commentator was on the air at 9:45 p. m.. The Third Naval district authorities insisted that the station announce a retraction at 1 a. m. The affair has caused a buzz of excitement in radio circles as to whether "the remarks were "speculation," "opinion," or "news" within the definition of the censorship code. However, the French officers and staff of the doomed luxury liner are congratulating themselves on the lucky break which excluded them from the craft three weeks before the disaster and kept them on the dock during the blaze. A special federal board of inquiry- has been holding sessions here at which witnesses have been heard behind closed doors. The purpose is to consider possible willful destruction, salvage, and why nobody knew how to keep the leviathan from rolling over on her side. Underwriters claim she was not covered by insurance for upon becoming the USS Lefayette, she changed automatically into a warship. They believe she cannot be restored. The government examiners report that so far no evidence has been discovered which proves sabotage. But one fact cropped up about which the public has been kept in the dark— other small fires had occurred aboard before. The findings will be turned over to Washington .for frank publication, whitewashing or squelching. * * • TRAFFIC: Fluttering banners, gorgeous cavalry trappings, gold braid and scarlet coats shed splen- Sees Handshaking Campaign In Lemmens' opinion, the , most important concentration of votes is the Dallas-Tairant' counties area. Rep. Dewitt Kinard of Port Arthur maintains, however, that the center has shifted to Harris and several coast counties. Talking in Austin recently, Lemens advanced^ this further thought: ' • "' s Even though a.candidate is able to travel widely, it will be unwise to have ornate sound trucks and other campaign equipment. The public reaction, he said, will be: "Why didn't he spend the money on defense bonds where it would render a real service?" He concluded that the_ campaign would, for the' most part, be a handshaking one. * * * rpHE war and a lack of issues J- will cause more members of the legislature than normal to be re-elected, according to* E. R. Lindley, chief clerk of the House of Representatives. He estimated that of the 150 house members, all of whom are up, at least 130 "will ask re-election and about 100 will be returned. the Rio Grande Valley. , "Listen, man," he said, ..«'w e ' r e only 500 miles from the Pacific and are right..on , the Atlantic!" * * * W HEN a member o£ the House of Representatives runs for another office he takes a greater risk than some senators. If he. is defeated, he is out of office. If a senator loses, he may, under one condition, keep right on being a senator. ••'• All of the representatives-~run each two years, their terms being two years.- Senators' terms/' are four years,'and in one biennium 15 are up and in the nest 1.6.' At this writing, throe senators haye entered the race .for-libiiten- ant-g over ri o r, Lemons^' Harold Beck of Texarkana arid John Lee Smith ..of Thrdckmorton, and- all are "holdovers," the losers will continue • to be senators. ; But not, so with several. Members of the house. They have staked their political'all by announcing for new. jobs. G. C. Morris of Greenville is running for the Senate, Bruce Allen of Waxahachie for county judge, Lester -'C. Boone of Fort Worth for the Railroad commission seat of Ernest O. Thompson, Walter Ferguson of Overton for Senator Joe Hill's place in the Senate, James M. Haflin of Houston for county judge, Leslie D. Wowry of Beaumont for Mayor of that city and Obel L. McAlister of Fort Worth for the Senate. If they win, they'll be okeh. If they lose, they're out of office. New- members of the present legislature, the 47th,' were 94. The 46th had 73, the 45th 72, the 44th 68 and the 43rd 86. Prior to the huge turnover in the 47th, W. Lee O'Daniel, then governor, had been painting the air blue with criticism of the House. Since August he has devoted this form of attention to Congress. Virtually all burning state problems, especially social security financing, were settled, . at . least for the time, by this legislature. c * « . War Supplants Politics Senator Rogers Kelley of Edinburg, one of 15 senators who must face the electorate this summer or retire, finds little interest in politics in way March 11, cattle by truck March 11, and hoge by truck on March 13. Aubrey Holt, beef cattle herdsman, will have charge of the cattle exhibit; B. Odell, swine herdsman, hogs, and W. H., Ro'dgers horseman, horses and mules. - The Governrr Is Safe A group was chatting in the reception room of Governor . Coke R. Stevenson. ."One thing is certain about. this year's politics," said one. "What's that?" asked. another. . . . " "Only one person can beat Coke • for governor," said the first. "Who?" . "MacArthur." V * « O NE of the. most important stats officials doesn't have to worry about re-election. He is • CoL Homer Garrison, state police, director. He's appointed by the commission of the Public Safety department. But even if his name will not be on the ballot, he wishes the people would get that name straight, that is, the middle initial. He is addressed as Homer E., Homer C., Homer P., and Homer G., and none is correct. In fact, although he usually puts "jr.", after his signature, he's actually not a junior, because his • father, District Clerk Homer Garrison of Lufkin does not have a middle initial while the state police chief has. Colonel Garrison's initial is "M" for Milam. spy—" He laughed. "Tha'.'s rather a melodramatic way of putting it I mean that you are to listen and watch and say nothing. There is somewhere in our plant, someone employed by an enemy. Maybe several. Of one of these agent, at least, I believe I'm sure." Again. Sharon waited, her heart pounding. ''I have reason to believe he has Scouts Plan To Take Part In Emergencies An emergency service conference in Lubbock First Christian church Sunday afternoon was attended by nearly 50 Boy Scouts and adult leaders, Jack O. Stone executive of South Plains Scout council, said Monday. Similar sessions were held at Ihe same time in Plainview and Brownfield. Those attending the conference here included representatives from Whiteface, Slaton and Abernathy. In line with preparations for the services Boy Scouts would render in time of extreme emergency, Stone said, various scout units in Lubbock were assigned to the districts in the city in which they would operate. There are 26 such districts. The executive announced that practice mobilizations are includ- dor on old-time war. But modern conflicts—except in camouflage—subdue the gay cavalier touch. Blitzkriegs have no glamor. Soldiers and civilians alike must endure a famine of color because priorities need the chemicals which make the inks and compounds. One hosiery company has reduced its list of shades from 75 to four. Textile manufacturers are turning from brilliant rainbow splashes to softer tints. "Accent on red," "summer sunflower," "autumnal glory," and other prismatic hues are vanishing because of a shortage in dyestuffs. The American cotton market is trying to popularize "poetic pastels." British woolen and worsted cards feature mixtures based on English home life—a nostalgia for peace—such as sunbonnet pink, pine needle, linnet brown, and woodpecker green. Cheerful accessories serve to set off the monotony of drab fabrics. Yellow paint, which once was used on street traffic lines will be eliminated and white—often made from milk products—will be substituted because chrome pigment is necessary in defense industries. If there are automobiles next season •which still have gas and tires, their license plates will be limited to black, white and f.uch dull colors as ocher, umber, sienna, iron blue and red oxide. (Copyright McClure Newspaper Syndicat3\ We had thought for a long lime that eventually the missing link, long sought by anthropologists, would turn up, but we never guessed he'd set out to rule the world. Funny Business immediate future. If you are possessed of meekness, you had better swallow some sand and eat raw meat and snap out of it. The meek are going to inherit the earth, and . ed in the emergency plans of the I you don't want such an awful thing to happen to you, do you? If it works, he claims it will save a lot of artillery!

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