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TWENTY—THE MORKIIMfl AVALANCHE LUBBOCK MORNING AVALANCHE "Starts The Day On The South Plains- Friday, March 13, 1942 II- I S: SUBSCRIPTION RATES amj°one : SSmb'TOe*" 5 ' £ ' X ra ° alhs "^ thr " monl) ' s S7 l «.a' 1 Sr P mon m t5 ntb ^ Comblna " ou Av.laaeb. « d . CBAS. A. GOV "° r '^ !! PARKER F. PROOTV anyone knowingly. &!>££3cnt will EI and wil) gladly opposing those question' and Believe If Or Not---By Robert'Ripley pap t , , 0 ^ M«cb 5. 137S. and under Member of Associated Press •dSg"to M p s roriifonf V,"? e p °"<>«i« ans: i ..-j. .. ^' oitBe Act of Consists of ing 01 the Postmaster-General. which i Liberty OUR PLEDGE for oil. the Some Correction Is Needed - n -- member of the urmer ,pf Congress, is leading a fight on he ocuoia practive of attaching <<Ser S " to legislation. His efforts justify question: Would his plan cure £ creating a worse one ? >™ C J^h, sa i d in defense ^ "riders.". ust one evil by erwhelmingly approved b the nation. At the same time, individuals or groaps an Congress will be'seekJig the chance to put over some pet proposition " h. bil1 reaches the President, he has to approve or veto the whole thing Sle o U l°^ Ce ff a " ° r >' eject al] " He can?t take out the flies and save the soup regardless how badly the soup is needed Senator Vandenberg would correct this condition by permitting the President to veto parts of the bilk reachiJg h£ Thus i figuratively, he could throw aw^y the Jses and save the soup. But bv the same token, he would" have the power to save the flies and throw away the soup? Wrongly used., it would be a power would be a worse evil than. the, present ii TV»ttj-»tl A.n~-^ ___ !' _ t- ' - _ ALTED IN MID-AIR LL.MYATT AND WILL BOUCHER WENT PEER HUNIfoQ AND BECAME SEPARATED. SUDDENLY A DEER PASSED BETWEEN THEM. TH£V BOTH FIRED SIMULTANEOUSLY-MISSING THE DEER- BEING IN A DIRECT LINE WITH EACH OTHER- THEY BOTH MIGHT HAVE BEEN «(LLf 0 So(j«i China, Maine SIGNATURE OF OOTESPIE Indianapolis The National Whiriiglg The News Behind The News JDioM343 For Tha AvoIonche-Jou/nol WASHINGTON- By Ray . Tucker QENERAL Douglas A. MacArthur has organized a ^* Filipino fjfth column wh'.ch matches any of the subversive organizations Herr Hitler has built. Confidential dispatches from Bataan dealing with nonmiutary matters reveal that he is maintaining ouf t 0 h WP **' Jap " hati ^ na ^'es thwSf. Glances—By Galbraith S. . _ — ~~*-***^-^-'4.v.hj&lJLL A much easier and "a much safer are con- a power that one. j- „ -~ •••"»• v**-".!. A «3C*.iCi CO I*"* rectn-e is m the hands of Congress if it /"* O **ar> -t-j-i <ii nn f X. /"^L. • i it. Changes in rules—and not t changes, at that—could stop its source. It is the fault of Congress that sonie of its selfish members are permitted to throw flies in the SOUD Congress can keep the flies out if it will . If it won't-then.Senator Vandenberg has proposed the next best plan—thou-h one that is not at all appetizing. A Sensible Decision APPLAUSE of the nation is due those «• members of a sub-committee of the House Appropriations committee who re- •iw /* Pr ° POSials that huge sums be P^vided to create WPA jobs for people out of employment while factories are verted from peace to war production At first, §300,000,000 was sought for this purpose, and then 3100,000,000 The suD-committee rejected both proposals However, more likely will be heard from advocates of the idea. This is entirely too much political pork to give up without a fight to the last ditch. The appropriation, if finally made would be for people who have been employed right along at their highest wages m history. They will go back to work at high wages when the change-over of their plants to war production is completed They won't'be off the-payroll very long' True, it is sad that-they should be off the payroll at all. But if they should be given help during a short period of idleness, what about those who have been thrown out of jobs because of war production needs and who have no prospects of .lobs? We refer io the proprietors and salesmen and mechanics and stenographers and janitors m those retail businesses all over the land which have depended for their existence on the selling of such thing automobiles, tires, radios, mechanical TK'^e A^ ft EXPERIENCE WCN A GRAND PRIZE IN THE NATIONAL Believe It or Not Corttesf- A ROUND TRIP TO HOLLYWOOD h/ITHALL EXPENSES PAIP ALL ITEiMS In these unpublished communiques Mac Arthur ^Hf ° W £ h i mS l" f - be a stat <« as well as^ soldier. He has kept in touch with the conquerers' machinations in-so-far as they crush the civilian populace. He .has properly publicized their syst^ matic suppression and oppression. This he is blocking or retarding Nipon's efforts to convince the Du °h'p nt \ b T r T n W4 ° urld -Chma, Burma, India, he Dutch East Indies— that she seeks to free its millions of inhabitants from western domination. The brave general's operations in the field of propaganda are far more important to the democra- Sh S . V s eenerally realired. So long as he and other spokesmen can keep alive the spirit of revolt and resistance among the vanquished peonies it will be difficult for the invaders to cash Fn fully on S«w& ie % he ^ onomic development of th°s sprawling territory will require an army o£ occupa- may baffle even the * » + ASSAULT: Washington and the country rew ianS To^lf ^ WB b ° mb Japan '"^ land, lo the layman an aerial attack on the enemy's ports, plants, shipyards and railroads seems a simple proposition But the experts who that it1s e l the t° Per f °,f 3t the Proper ffi taw that it is an extremely hazardous enterprise. in th heAd , lst f. nce to Tokyo from our outermost base In IT °" A ^ Ska * approximately 2,600 In between those points lie the Kuril the /° e has '^formed into Sal nests. Any hostile power hitting at «mf lp * p0nese thr ° Ugh th5s area would start the game of war under a heavy handicap. To use a fgUreSpeech ' -^ invader would o t n him miles miles. j BV lift. s c Rvtce IHC. T. M. PEG, u. s. PAT She says she's weaving those red cotton stockings for tiahonal defense, but I know it's just to call attention to ' her legs." RAISES . DACHSHUNDS IN SAM FRANCISCO JOSEPH FOURNIER Amesbur-^Mass. HAS 99 6fcANDCHI£DREN Co;, l!i:.K« OF CARTOON By ELEANOR ATTERBURY After that," MacDonald continued, "the lights went out all over the plant and there was the very devil to pay." "What happened?" The foreman shrugged. "Don't ask me. We've had short circuits before but nothing to put out the whole works. When I got to Staf- lord, he was staggering like a 'tipsy satlor and white as his own ghost. But he's still alive. Or %vas last time I saw him. They've got him in there now," and he pointed his pipe stem at the closed door. For an hour, no one would tell Sharon how seriously Tom was hurt. Nurses hurrying by smiled vaguely or were crisply noncommittal. Finally, they said she could go in for a few minutes. Only a night light burned in the room as she tiptoed in. For a moment, Tom didn't stir. Then slowly he opened his eyes, recognized her and the ghost of his old grin flickered across his white face Hello," he said, his voice like a faint echo. '' D ° n>t talk." Sharon crossed to the bedside. "You're supposed to be^very quiet." "Why?" He raised an eyebro\ at her. Im not hurt. Just jolte up a bit—and still a little scared home again. This time Goodwin himself answered. "There's been an accident at the plant," she began at once "They were installing the new _ " "Where are you pnoning from?' Goodwin interrupted sharply. "The Good Samaritan Hospital ' A public phone?" "Why — yes." ( "Get a taxi and come out here as quickly as you can. Don't mention this to anyone until you've talked to me. Understand?" "Yes, Mr. Goodwin." Shaken, Sharon ran down the broad marble steps, hailed a cruis- Then ' as "Are you in pain?" "If I said "yes 1 wou = H u ,_, yes ' would >' ou sta and hold ..my hand?" . Smiling, Sharon laid her han into his. "Don't you ever tak anything seriously?" "Don't you know you saved mans life at the risk of losin; your own?" ' "A hero! See, I told you I wa worth knowing." He pulled he down toward him. "Heroes alway get kissed by pretty visitors. You may be the first." Laughing in spite o£ herself Sharon brushed a kiss against hi lorehead, drew away. "Well—" grimacing, "as a kiss that wasn't exactly Grade A. Bu it will hax^e to do until I can realiy show you the technique." He stil held her band firmiy in his Look, my wild Irish rose v-jl you have dinner with me tomorrow night? r m still pretty jitter} or I d make it tonight too, bill—' -Jittery! Why you are— you may be seriously — " " h ' rm nof -" shook his s as , , re- Ingerators and an endless list of merchandise which will be produced either not at all or in very small .quantities because of war demands. If those people now have jobs, or the prospects of jobs, the government is due no thanks. With people like these scattered over the land, huge appropriations certainly cannot be justified for another group which may experience a period of very temporary idleness between fat jobs. The One Minnie Sermon Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether by tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.— I Corinthians 13; 8 through 10. •, , tr - v»«* -Jiiuurv ma head. "I may be a hero but I'm not a dead one. I'll be out of this place tomorrow if I have to make ropes of the bed sheets. We'll EO dancing and I'll buy you orchids That's a deal." The nurse rushed in then and spared Sharon an answer. "You'd better go now, Miss. The patient has suffered great shock and should rest." "I won't rest till I get out of ire. Tom muttered, releasing her hand reluctantly. The nurse straightened his pillow expertly. "She can come lo^ee you again tomorrow." *'HY*ar f h*•{'"' TJI**- t-. , -i,A*,,ai VIIAL . J-OITl S Oycs tfi3^- ed her. "I'll be looking for you.'' T^?v™":, car n c * Ulc Ptourc °f the clown u to the oig, deserted waitinc room. Mr. Goodwin must be all wrong about Him. No one would risk his life, injure himself no one kne\y how badly, just to save the life of his enemy. What was Peterson _ to Tom? Just another of Goodwin s employees. No one mo- tivaied by a desire to destroy stopped at a mere human life! Tom was no enemy to the steel industry — or anyone else. She vent directly to a phone booth and called Mr. Goodwin's slowly through down-town traffic she tried to quiet the unreasoning fears that b'arked at the heels of her every thought. Mr. Goodwin had sounded so angry. More than that — Eo alarmed! What had she done now to incur his di=approval? ^ Harvey * .. ... v£/.;ji c u me door himself. Sharon's anxiety had mounted with the elevator that luted her to the luxurious penthouse, but she relaxed a little as she read the "smiling forgiveness in his face. "Hello, Sharon," he said, hands thrust deep in the 'pockets of his handsome maroon brocade lounge coat. "I owe you an apology. Your Forgiven Goodwin opened the was an- warn news startled me and I ... noyed to think I'd failed to ..„„. you against using public phones " Her smile still a little'uncertain Sharon murmured. "I should have f, n .°y /n , ^at. myself. I just didn't think. t . "I guess it did no harm this nme, so forget it. Sit here, won't you.' and drew an armchair toward the fire roaring on the hearth. And although the wind had been sharp outside, Sharon was more reliwed to thaw the fright that had chilled her for the last half hour. "Now," he said, "tell me what happened." While she repeated, as nearly as she could, Mr. MacDonald's account of the accident, Goodwin paced the long drawing room restlessly. When she finished, he came to stand before her, face a graven image, eyes searching hers without seeming to see her. "You say MacDonald saw it happen?" "Yes. He said Peterson had been warned not to—" "Stafford was up on a ladder when he saw what Peterson was about to do?" "Yes." "And he jerked out of reach?" Sharon nodded, trying to see v-here his questions were leading "After (hat. he fell from the ladder. Gooc.win pinned her atten- icn with his steady gaze "Yes—he lost his balance grounded himself, and got the full oil of 440 volts. The wire snapped out of his hand and then the ights went out." nc fe!i lad„ . - '..r> Goe)dw 'n repeated slou-- y. But he didn't forget to hold hat wire until it crossed another II wager. R^kcd his life— may^ ie. ( But not lor my sake.' 1 - '! B i I l~ i L was your workman i ved, loutly. hn?" Sharon defended'"'fom "What was Peterson to "A perfect opportunity to make nero of himself so we wouldn't Sr>A rt f nirrs " uspect him. "Suspect him! Of what? :J 'Look here, Sharon. Be logical'" pulled up an ottoman, sat down before her. "Stafford wants to slow up production. He wants especially to sidetrack this particular shipment of valves to the L A airplane factory we've been trying to rush through. He figures if he can focus our attention on his having risked his life to save Peterson, we won't notice or wonder about a short circuit that burned out all the wires in the plant! A delay that will cost us at least 43 hours and some four hundred cases of valves/' He pushed back the ottoman, stood up abruptly. "I say that's not bad for a day's work." "But — what do ' you wonder about that short circuit?" "My dear Sharon. Every college freshman knows a short circuit can do damage, yes. But it needn't burn out the whole plant— unless some one has deliberately blocked out the circuit breaker!" "And you think Tom did that?" —slowly, still not wanting to believe it. . • "Who else but our highly trained engineer would know how to make such a 'mistake'? Certainly not Peterson or MacDonald. And there isn't another man in the plant who would know a circuit breaker when he saw one. Sharon —1 11 stake my honor on it." Goodwin smiled bitterly. "That breaker had been blocked out— purposely." Reluctantly, Sharon acknowledged h:s logic. Mr. Goodwin was right, of course. And yet, remembering Tom there in that hospital bed, she'd been so sure he couldn't have done anything. It just didn't *em possible. "But it is not only possible but probable. Our friend the enemy is no fool. "But he seems so friendly— so nonchalant. People who are cruel show it in their faces." "Tom is a darned clever "actor my dear." Goodwin opened a hammered copper cigarette box, select- eci^one, lit it carefully. . " I ! ] , 1 admit he'd have fooled me too if I hadn't had "warning. And no doubt he believes he's in the right. As far as he is concerned the end justifies the means." Convinced now, Sharon felt the weight of her own responsibilities redouble. "Convinced that your charming Russia is our qreat and only hope for such an offensive. Owning Kamchatka and a large portion ?Ju£ - ?- B t5 Y . mamla nd, Moscow can supply u^ with airfields within 800 miles of the enemy's citief and arsenals. Stalin still preserves the Sn Sat he is -at peace with the mikado-and the Un ted States recognizes the present necessity of that pretense Therefore the Soviet ruler has refund to permit Uncle Sam to use his territory as a leapin-- - «« P ^ ut as soon as we can Promise to ship o,000 combat planes to the Far East, thus 'insuring ?£ r ;"i£ Cr £ rlty for the combi ned forces, the capital that the Kremlin will welcome and participate in tne assault. It is largely a question of preparation and timing. * * * DOUBT: Lowell Mellett's scheme for Here And There In Texas a central government information bureau has precipitated more criticism on Capitol Hill than any activity since Mrs. Hoosevelt's eurythmic dancers and movie stars passed from the national stage. Key members of Congress regard it as a defiant act because of their previous refusal to finance it The head of the Office of Government Reports was kicked around by a Senate committee when he requested a $250,000 appropriation for the structure, which is to be built-in the heart of Washin*- Wa4i? n l c° n -fu Ste< l section - But Budget Director Harold D. Smith, who has become one of the most powerful f lg ures at the capital, found the funds and gave a favorable opinion to the White House. The two-story bureau will be staffed with 80 young girls attractively uniformed, who are supposed to know all the answers to questions propounded bv inquiring businessmen and contractors y In off-the r record remarks the heads of various departments doubt the need for superposing"thfe agency on all the other information offices which clutter the city. At least several thousand people are now employed in this sort of work and it is far hra'nnh 1 1h V1S ^ r to , consult experts in the specific has tn £ he * ederal establishment with which he has to deal. Moreover most of the war jobs have already been farmed out and industrialists now know their way around the town. . tup Kfrtrfi* TTI - - -i are secretl y jubilant over ine iSiddle-Flynn insistence that the 1942 political show go on despite the nation's involvement Tn history's greatest conflict Now the opposition figures that it can take off the kid gloves without being accused of lack of patriotism wimout The Republicans will naturally assail the con duct of the war. Thev will *,-«,» <htt Ml l^ e ?°? trat on has ' a m- tration nas not cast aside partisanship and picked the country s ablest men in this crisis, oj their to P05e as n°nP°litical by direct- iwo o£ their own a «- res — Secretaries and Stimson. Unless Alf Landon's 1936 running mate and Herbert Hoover's Secretary of State have quit the cabinet by campaign time thev will provide the outs with their principal iSueiT But National Chairman Martin's men will rake the record before the attack on Pearl Harbor They h«!,,,Jr? a w-J, he ad j™ istra «°*'s attempt to sen heltum to Hitler and the shipments of scrap and oil to Japan. They will accuse the president oE antagonizing some of the world's most powerful nations by his speeches and policies without, however, preparing the United States for hostilities. They will charge that funds and energies were devoted to unnecessary reforms instead of being scent on the Army, Navy and air force. It will be a mean fight from start to finish now that the Attorney General asked for it in his Cosmos club speech. c ? ! e? is a woit in shefip' clothing?" Goodwin smiled" down at her. "I'm afraid I am." weren't until now,- were "No," she admitted, honestly. "I tried to be. And then today—at the hospital—I thought you must be mistaken." He laughed, turned to pull a bell cord. "I hoped there was some reason for your not being able to get us any information about him. ... y° u ' 11 rfo belter now?" 'I'll try," and shivered at i NEW YORK By Albert N, Leman By GORDON SHEARER United Press Correspondent AUSTIN, March 12 — With Gov Coke R. Stevenson warnin, that new revenue must be provid ed if the state is to continue it usual activities, and Sen. John Lei Smith of Thrbckmorton declarini as-a candidate for lieutenant gov ernor that it would be unpatrioti for states to 'levy new taxes in wa time, Texas' financial outlook is a bit muddled. To start with, it is necessary to get some idea of what it costs state government to operate for a year The state does not keep books 01 a calendar year basis but on a fis cal year which begins Sept. 1 and ends the next Aug. 31. For the last state year the cost of state government was — hold your hat—S166,073,022. Total revenue receipts for the same period were $230,198 599 which ought to leave a sum of 564,125,577 to start the new year It is a considerable nest egg. If the state put all that $64 000,000 into one pocket it-would work that way. But there are more than 100-separate state funds-into which the receipts go and most of them are inviolable. The money that is collected for highway improvements can't be used for anything else, and the highway department can't call on the money paid m for schools. If the money could be swapped around, there would still be only about a S37- 000,000 nest egg because the state owes around $27.000,000 for which general revenue warrants have been issued in excess of the money in that fund. * * * Rationing Causes • Trouble Governor Stevenson's agita- • tion is caused largely by automobile and tire rationing. Perhaps no other war curtailment could have affected so lar<*e a part of the population "except food rationing—arid food rationing will have almost no effect on state revenue because oleomargarine, made of imported oils, is the only food taxed. Since 1D34 the tax collected on.that has been only SlO.oO. But tire rationing and automobile rationing hits the state right in its pocketbook. Nothing else brings as much state revenue as automobile, truck and bus operations wight mean. ° f what ihe Promise To Be Continued WORLD'S OLDEST Vvhat is said to be the oldest musical instrument in the world was found in the Pollau mountains of Czechoslovakia. It is a musical pipe, estimated to be about 30.000 years old. and is made from the tooth of nn animal. USEFUL Ferric oxide, a type of iron ore used by the steel industry, also s the chief ingredient of a powder u.<,ed for polishing r.ietals and Buy A Defense Bond TODAY! TpIELD Marshal Carl Gustaf Mannerheim no •*• Jtonger is the idol of his people as he was when his heroic little country struggled alone against the Red Goliath two years ago, according to word which reaches Finnish circles in New York. Even though his Fascist tendencies were disliked by liberals, Helsinki acceptad him as the strongest man possible to save it from disaster. Today the Norsemen believe that if he were deposed the war-v/eary homeland might have peace. The conflict is even less popular now that the United States is part of it. Morale is low and there have been examples of hunger-pinched soldiers — surrendering to the Russians in order to secure food. The famous ski troops which figured in so many amazing exploits in the last war now are rarely seen. The answer to this mystery is that Frederik Frak, the Gorman Gestapo chief, requisitioned much of the equipment and sent it to the Nazi soldiers on the Leningrad front. Back of the lines the working population is subsisting on bread and potatoes. The grain harvest was only 600,000 tons, approximately three-fourths of normal consumption, and hay is so scarce that cattle have been slaughtered for lack of feed. Twenty Germans in the capital have been killed in friction with the civilian population « * » PERKINS: Some Midas corporations earned more in 1941 than during the Coolidge bonanza and they are still tapping the mother lode. Union members too are doing well. Divers are making $500 a £>™ . an( | electricians on Navy contracts find over $200 in their weekly pay envelopes. The profit system gone loco creates labor unrest Official records in a 30-day period report strikes in factories manufacturing airplanes, machine tools, and antiaircraft, guns. Forty-three walkouts wasted 662 man hours—enough to buiW three big sub ="•" so greatly needed now off the Atlantic are half a dozen special - 1 - fees, license charges and taxes on this part of the citizens' lives but the biggest item is the ga<:o- Ime tax, paid by the retailer and passed on the customer. That tax I 5 S° Ur Cent f a gallon for th e state and amounted to 551,387,095 last H»n!l? OW m i? ch 3t wil1 SO down depends on how much less automobiles are used cent to scho9ls and one cent to a road bond retirement fund. If the state does not get enough money to service all the bonds used in roads now in the state highway system, the counties or road districts that issued the bonds will have to take up that part of the slack. * « - Si We Pay 40 Taxes All state income.is not from taxes and fees, though Tex. ans pay about 40 kinds. Land sales, rentals and royalties produced 54,614,777 last year. The state sold.$1,288,712 worth o£ commodities (principally prison farm and shop products). Money comes from fines, confiscations, judgments, county and federal " contributions to highway funds, and federal grants for many other purposes. The total non-revenue receipts for the last year were 528,066 210. * * * rpHE story and early life of Col. - 1 - Charles A. Lindbergh and his trans-Atlantic flight will be available to Texas public school chil-| dren. It .is included in a supple-' mental reader to be furnished Texas schools, although in midwinter it was the subject of some discussion when Lindbergh criticized the policy of the national administration. Its inclusion became final this week when the State Board of Education adopted the report of its fvfhnftl.- i-riT»; *-•!»»_ __ ... revision committee, ° £ the four to the highway department, the goes one textbook without change. When contracts are let for school textbooks for the state, there is a provision that the pub- ishers will change the submitted book texts in accordance with revisions ordered by the board « it * t "It Can Happen Here" It couldn't happen anywhere except in a democracy," was heard several times during the investigation of Gal• veston Medical school affairs. The reference was to questioning of teachers by their stau- dents. Jack Love, young state representative from Fort Worth wa .?, , a . ble to question under oath 'the president of the University of Texas, where Love is a senior law student. Some of the questions were pointed, but the president, Dr. Homer f.. Kainey, never flinched nor mentioned the propriety of a Student quizzing the head of the school. before the UniversitylboarTof regents and told the nine members—all prominent Texans and averaging perhaps twice his age—that the board r^t ^ 'Crossly negligent" m handling affairs at the medical branch, in the opinion of the legislative ' committee which Love heads Funny Business 000 In 1942 10 million ncw.emploes will be shifted to war industries thus adding to the problem Obviously a powerful square shooter is needed both and enforce the of the ™ o e workers. After repeated urging, the president • ave * elson - a hard-boiled admin! ; 1 * *]* tceth of " otfered arf key .man to i« » t .n love, fear, sense, respect in labor ranks 'I got tired of trying to grow hair, so ivy!" on *ome

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