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IT—THE MORNING AVALANCH E MORNING AVALANCHE "Srarts The Day OB The Souiti Plains 1 - rfvery morning exc*yt Sunde? or.a Mcnd»j ana con- -v—^iiJ-QB Sunday morning only In tht Sunday Avalaoche- •>'2li n * 1 by the Avalanche-Journal Publishing Company. Inc., J!^"--' ! - ' • SUBSCRIPTION HATES .^vJJ 1 *" f" 3 ^'- Ont y fet Z*-95. si* nnnths J3.75. three months $3.00 ar.d one month 70c. By. carrier only: Per monUi tic; Combination AvaJmche" and JournaJ si.2i per month. - GDY O^EE&E. PAKKEB F. PROUT7 and Publisher "^Sjgg! 10 General M-jnacer -.;• : Chaii. W. RallUf. Managing Editor It Is not the intention to cast reflection upon tho chsracttr o! anyonfc knowingly, ana U through error tve should, the rnan- ageinem ciU appreciate naviny our .twmion callra to szm« and will gladly correct acy erroneous statement made. An Independent Democratic ae*sraper supporting in Its editorial columns the principles which it Believes to be right and opposing those questions which It bellevej to be wrong, regard- if fi of pa , r , ty P°" t(cs BubUsbir-B »<> news fairly and toper- tiallyat all times. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED FRE/iS Hcatto" °ot*t*i? PreSS '' excluslvely ent '««d to the use tor pub- bSll" d '" th ' S P4ter< ADd ElSO tbo loc *' news Published is Second-Class MaU Matter at Member of Associated Press Full Leased Wir« Service OUR PLEDGE E pledge allegiance to the flag of the United Slates of America, and to the Reublic for Brazil A Mighty Ally DECENT developments in Brazil have it strengthened enormously the aggregate might of the United Nations. Thev have poured additional steel upon the ties of solidarity binding the nations of the Americas together. True, the developments could hardly he termed surprising. There never has been any question as to Brazil's position as one of the staunchest bulwarks of hemisphere unity. There never was a supposition that a nation with the heritage of Brazil would submit quietly to the sinkings of her ships, to indignities to her emissaries and people. ' Long before Dec. 7, the relationship between Brazil and the United States was much closer than that of mere friends It more nearly approximated that of brothers — as properly was the case The Bra zihans have been more than pro-United btates. But they haven't been thoroughly aroused until now. ° ; Their position until very recently was somewhat that of .thoroughly partisan spectators who screamed their sympathies But when the Axis began sinking their ships,, a declaration of war was not needed for Brazilians actually to get into the fame. They were helping the United Nations from the sidelines before' Brazilians began suffering from intolerable Axis outrages. ' Brazil crossed the sidelines and got upon the field when the' Axis finally went too far. The pretense of neutrality ceased so far as the Brazilian people were concerned. . The potentialities of Brazil as a war partner would be difficult to exaggerate Its area of 3,275,000 square milef S apl proximately 250,000 square miles larger nnn"nn C n 6 f al United States - Its 41,000,000 people make it the second most populous American nation. And Brazilians are intelligent, courageous, aggressive and ingenious people. • In natural resources, Brazil is the richest nation on earth. It is the only truly self-sufficient nation on earth. No one knows what fabulous riches may be hidden in the enormous areas which have never been explored. But it is known that in the explored regions, Brazil has, in abundance, every material that is considered a war essential. It is the nearest thing to an inexhaustible storehouse that this earth knows. vpr?KfH rU 'r of1COUrse> that there ha « been resource ^ ^^ of most <* Brazil's resource*. The development is going to be 111 many cases ' such as ™w>£ e necess ^> when ^er e i s so l pare ' before the Possibilities can be put to extensive practical Trilu f that the development will be faster and needed materials will be available sooner now that Brazilians have made clear they have had their fill of Axis atrocities. Pinza Hits A Sour Nofe . — Federal Bureau of Investigation did A not disclose at the time of arresting Ezio Pinza, the Italian grand opera singer, yvhether it actually had any evidence tending to Jink him with spying activities. However, there was no lack of conviction ? n the American popular mind as to the abundant justification for his detention. If he wasn't a spy, it wasn't for the lack of opportunity to become an agent of value to the Axis. Certainly, it is a cause for suspicion that in very recent weeks he has appeared m concerts in cities which are important centers of war activity. Obviously he has. the inclinations of the Axis spy otherwise he would not have had the temerity to insult his audiences by praising Benito Mussolini to them. .A similar course of conduct by any American in any Axis nation probably would have meant the firing squad. Detention thus is the mildest sort of punishment for him. However, regardless of the penalty/exacted of hfm, Americans should see to it that never again in the years to come will he be allowed to enjoy the privileges, pamperings and luxuries that have been his for 15 years as a spoiled darling of the American operatic stage. The One Minute Sermon Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.—Luke 6; 36. Ubbodc, Texas, Saturday, March 14, '1942 Diol 4343 For The Avolanchc-Journcl Offices Believe It Or Not—By. Robert Ripley ANY POINT ON1HE CIRCUMFERENCE OFAC1RCU ROLLINS (NSIDE OF. A CIRCLE OF DOUBLE THE DIAMETER— DESCRIBES A STRAIGHT LING '-"*© TWITCHELL Paducah, Ku. READS A BOOK A DAY/ READ THE BIBLE THROUGH <5.B. SPRINKLE ISA DRY CLEANER /"larks, Miss, EDDIE CANTOR ONCE A YEAR FOR THE LAST 15 YEARS POTATO GROWN BY C.C.JOHW50M HEHASNfVefL SHOW f/V 'HIS LIFE BOBWHITEQUAIL LAID 191 EGGS IN 1941 ALL /Z *99*9 e By ELEANOR ATTERBURY Chapter 12 The Countess Again Pavlo appeared then, bearing a silver tray, cocktail shaker, glasses. "Here we are." Goodwin filled a glass, handed it to Sharon. "We'll drink to your success." Trembling, she accepted ' the glass, stared into the depths of the clear amber liquid as if it were a crystal and she might read there what the future held for her. "Pardon, soir." Pavlo said. "The doorman phoned that Countess Cayetuna is on her way up." "Show her in as soon as she arrives. That's all, Pavlo." The Countess again. Sharon stiffened, half-rose in response to an instinct that prompted her to leave. "Sit still, Sharon," Goodwin interrupted her. "I want you to know the Countess better. You'll learn a lot from her. She's very clever." Sharon sank back, tried to be sure Goodwin wasn't being sarcastic. Surely he must have seen how intensely the Countess disliked her. Or, man-fashion, was he blind to the feminine brand of strategy Or—more likely still—had she let her imagination run loose again! But she was not imagining, the frost in the Countess' greeting. "Good evening, Miss Doyle. What a pleasant surprise to find you here again." Then, to Harvey. "I had no. idea I would be in tHe way." • "You're not.' Sit down, Edda Have a drink." He filled another thin-stemmed glass. '"We've just had a shock this evening." "A shock?" The Countess raised her dark brows. "Tell me." She sank gracefully into a deep chair. Her dark hair wound coronet fashion around her head, the black velvet of her dinner dress made a jewel case setting for her dramatic beauty. Sharon couldn't smother the pang of jealousy that pierced her new-found joy in Goodwin's renewed confidence. Why, she reasoned misearbly, would he ever have time for a nobody when a woman as fascinating, as beautiful, as worldly as the Countess was so obviously interested in him? Sharon watched him now as he spoke rapidly, succinctly of the events of the afternoon. Cool, c.Esr-thinking. he seemed complete master of the situation, completely confident of his ability to meet this new turn of events. The Countess appreciated that competence too. "Harvey, you're so terribly clever," she smiled at him over the rim of her cocktail glass. "Who but you would be able to see through a plot iio clever?" "And who but you, Edda darling, would flatter me so obviously." he retorted, dryly. "Now Sharon here argued with me until I had proved it to her—and, incidentally, to myself." Instantly, Sharon sensed the Countess' antagonism. "Which vv-as. of course," the Countess murmured with a kind of langorcus indifference which wasn't, Sharon knew, indifference at all, "much more subtle flatterv than mine! 1 know Miss Dovfe win be a very great help to you. Harvey." And 5UcJdcnly Sharon was frightened. None of Harvey Goodwin's warnings, her own realization of risks involved, nothing gave her the sensation of real terror that this woman's unmistakable hostility aroused. Countess Eddyi Cayetuna, for some reason known only to herself, hated and feared Sharon. Sharon's wits. like straggling, ill-equipped infantry, fell into iine. What had she done to arouse that antagonism? Surely the Countess couldn't seriously envy Sharon's slim claim to Harvey's attention. "Darling," she was saying now, trailing long, slim fingers possessively along the brocade lapel of his coat, "had you forgotten you promised me a symphony-concert tonight?-" "Did I?" Harvey looked startled. "I'm sorry. I'd completely forgotten." "If we hurry, we can still hear part of the Beethoven Fifth. That is—" she turned to Sharon so graciously her concern might easily have passed for genuine "—if Miss Doyle will be kind enough to excuse you." Sharon rose immediately. "Of course." "Why not go with us, Sharon? You like good music, don't you?" "My dear," the Countess interrupted before Sharon could answer. "That would have been delightful. If I'd only known in time. But—" and with a lovely little gesture of helplessness, "I have accepted an invitation to join friends in their box. I'm so sorry. But you understand—and forgive me, don't you, Miss Doyle?" "Please don't mention it," Sharon tried to make her smile natural. She understood only too well. The Countess would have flung prussic acid in her face before she'd have allowed Sharon to join then- twosome. "If you'll have Pavlo call a taxi, please," she said, turning to Harvey. He scooped up the gloves that fell from her lap as she rose, held both her hands in his a moment. "Sure you'll be all right?" "Sure." She was only axious now to get away quickly. "Good night." Harvey followed her to the door. "Thank you for coming. Don't be afraid to come again should anything develop." • "I won't," Sharon promised, feeling, as she stepped out into the hall, that her gravest danger at the moment lay behind Harvey Goodwin in the unsmiling coldness of the Countess' face. The welcome aroma of fryin<* oacon greeted Sharon as she opened the door to their little apartment and she realized that part of the cold, hollow ache within her was sheer hunger. "Hi, there!" she called toward the kitchen and the smiling Dennis who appeared in the doorway with one of her aprons tied around his middle. "How's rny jailbird brother?" Dennis' smile changed to a sheepish grin. "Gosh, sis, I hope you didn't worry too much. I'm sorry. But it sure turned out all right. An ill wind and so forth." Sharon dumped her coat and hat on the davenport "What do you mean?" "That guy Goodwin is all right " Dennis swung an arm around her hugged her crushingly. "I don't wonder you go for him in a bis way. He's a good egg." "I know that. But what has sold you the idea so completely?" "Do you know what he did?" He flipped a strip of bacon sizziins m the pan, then waved the fork at her. 'He sent me to a guy that's on the ground floor with all the shipping outfits around here. And he got me a plush-lined job at rieekman Warehouse that pays real dough and you don't xvofk like a galley siave, either." Sharone perched on the kitchen table <; TeH me all about it." "Don't know too much to tell, yet But I've been down there all day looking over the building and meeting all the guys and everything. Smart fellows, all right. And they're all in the dough. Every one of them drives a fancy car and—" "Working in a warehouse and driving fancy cars?" Sharon interrupted. "Sure. Why not? We get good pay. Ten bucks a day and a neat cut on the stuff that goes through the warehouse." "A cut? Whaf for?" "Hell, I don't know what for. But boy, I'm not asking any questions.''. He broke an egg into the frying pan. "And I'm buying me a fancy coupe with my first paycheck." "Oh, Dennis, now—" "Don't 'Oh, Dennis' me, sister dear." He scooped her inio a hug. Ill be buying you mink and sables before another winter." Laughing, Sharon gasped for breath. He was such a big kid. 'Nothing like counting your minks . before they're paid for," she teased, brushing aside her anxiety about his reckless extravagance so she might enjoy this renewed eagerness. This was the real Dennis. Now that he was happy again, everything else would settle down. "And it's all ' thanks to Mr Goodwin," she reminded him later as they finished off the good, homely food with coffee and cigarettes. "He,'s been so wonderful to me. I don't know how I'll ever thank him enough." "Good guy," Dennis nodded. Give a guy a break like this." Then, dancing at his watch. "Say we still have time for a movie. Let's go," huh?" So tired that all she really wanted to do was 'to crawl into bed, Sharon nodded. "All right if you want to." It was a beautiful evening. Wind from the ocean was keen laden with the smell of salt spray They walked the five blocks to the neighborhood theater, Dennis talking eagerly of his future, his delight with his wonderful opportunity to "really get into big dough." Sharon, her practical mind skeptical of the exaggerated opportunities Dennis seemed so sure of was too tired, too glad of Dennis complete transformation, to argue. So long as Dennis was hao- py and in Mr. Goodwin's hand she need not worry. The picture was long and thrilling so that when, as they came back out into the crisp night air pennis suggested a walk on down' to the beach, Sharon pleaded her weariness. "I'm dead, pcnnip. You go on. I aon't mind going home alone. You have your walk. Ic will do you good. It was after midnight when she rang for the wheezy elevator. And the strain of her long, exciting- nay drained her energy so that wnen she finally turned on the lights in the apartment it was «ev- ral moments before she could realize that something was wrong She flew intc the bedroom. Bureau drawers emptied onto the floor, every box in her dressing table opened. With cold hands sn- opened the chaste silver jewel I-ox —her one really cherished possession There in the satin folds lay her one strinc of good pearls, her mother's engagement nng. And on too of the dresser lay the twenty dollar bill Dennis had returned. Sharon met her own while- faced reflection in the pressing ^able ^mirror. A burglar who waniea not jewelry, not sliver "°}jy en cash! Then—what did he To Be Continued The National Whirligig The News Behind The News By Ray Tucker WASHINGTON /T1HE underlying aims of the U. S. Arrny stream-L lining were not -mentioned in the public announcement But they reflect a belated determination even on the part of the conservative military faction to modernize our fighting machine by incorporating lessons learned from our Axis enemies. By eliminating branches to a certain degree- infantry, artillery, cavalry, air—and consolidating their functions in a unified command, the shift may end the squabbling and jealousies which blocked past progress. Under the old syslem each different administrative officer strove to advance his arm of the services. He saw tactics from a limited viewpoint. This kind of thinking prevented us from mastering the blitzkrieg type of warfare. It explains why we developed no plane-tank team until last year after Hitler had demonstrated the striking power of this combination. It accounts for our slowness in embarking on a tremendous expansion pf the aerial force. For this reason, too, we were laggard in building a powerful parachute group although we were the first to prove the feasibility of air-borne death. Under the new setup Lt. Gen. Lesley J. McNair will head the four ground sets of troops—cavalrv infantry, coast and field artillery. Lt. Gen Henry H. Arnold will handle all aviation units. Maj Gen Brehon B. Someryell will manage the supply and procurements offices, which frequently scrapped when they operated separately. While the general staff plans the broad policies affecting the conduct of world battles, this trio will see that our boys "get there fustest with the mostest" men and weapons. The experts regard the move as the most extensive revision since Elihu Root established the present staff system in 1903. » * * RULE: The American people's war fury is directed almost solely against the Japanese with the Nazis running a slow second. According to congressional mail and personal canvasses, the desire to strike back viciously at the little yellow so-and-so's raging proportions. Some psychological students even suspect that Tokyo and Berlin planned it that way. The reasons for the difference in attitudes appear obvious. Our folks register profound irritation at the fact that inhabitants of a small island nation could knock over the great powers of the West so easily and with hardly any real resistance A sense of futility burns them up. In view of years of warning against the eventuality of the conflict, they feel that the so-called shrewd Yankees were hornswoggled fatally. Behind this demand for quick retaliation, our experts fear, lies the. danger that we may not see or wage the conflict with a proper perspective. It may lead us to neglect the German menace while we sock the Nipponese with everything we have or will have .. M u n ? raiutar y men believe that the Axis is a myth m so far as it means the beginning of a historic friendship and joint policy between Hitler and Hirohito. They look for a clash when and if the partners sit down to divide any spoils Others figure that the Pearl Harbor attack was arranged and.timed to divert us at the opportune moment .It may be the dictators' hope that we will reduce our aid to Britain, China and Russia.in a paramount attempt to vent our spleen-in the other direction. These authorities believe such a scheme is simply strafed dfs .^.tle manifestation of the enemies' oid strategy of "divide and rule." * * * LOSSES: The American system of education may never be the same again as a result of the havoc which mobilization of millions of'bur youth in factories and the armed forces will work. Educators are deeply concerned for the snaps of thing<= to come in the little red schoolhouses and higher institutions. . . Youngsters are quitting campuses and classrooms in'droves because of the lowering of the draft requirement to twenty years and Army-Navy acceptance of boys below that age. College registration has already fallen about 10 per cent and will drop lower as the size of our fighting branches doubles or quadruples.- Kids are leaving because of an understandable patriotic urge. But another reason unearthed by professors and monitors i<= more disturbing. Many are walking out because" unless they are specializing in law, medicine, or engineering, they fear that what they are learning now will prove of no benefit when the world again settles-down. If these apprehensions are borne ouT few will return to complete their courses, i t I)? 1 ? 0115 whicn endured great losses in the last conflict—England, France, Germany—suffered socially economically and politically from the holo caust of their youthful, educated and experienced groups. There vanished from public and private service almost a generation of their best citizenry It is no accident that great affairs of state aconom- ics and politics have been mismanaged by the e5 erlv. ——sive Baldwins,. Chamberlains, La- aurmg he last quarter of a century Side .Glances—By 6 NEW YORK- By Albert N. Leman pEOPLE in the East have no conception of the •*- mounting tension in California caused by the presence of Japanese residents. Very few overt acts by Nisei traitors need occur before there may be a regrettable emotional explosion in which white vigilantes might substitute direct action for the WHrfio" 12 ^ 1 h S3? ? far Used by AU t>mey General ^ «& WhoSe t'py&Uytoe ™ the face of peril has enraged normally calm citizens. Old-timers remember October 17, 1872, when a mob b«ta into ons and left a string of corpses * The recent mysterious air raid scare has not soothed nerves in Los Angeles. People swear that they watched red flares sailing up like balloons toward the orange bursts of aintaircraft fire. Others cross their hearts when recounting how incendiaries caught in tree branches and blazed for a half-hour Japanese were arrested and witnesses insist the aliens were sending up signals and winking house and auto headlights according to a telegraphic code Ajr raid wardens assert that unknown assailants shot at them from the dark. One may shrug off such reports as a "second witchcraft delusion," but that superficial explanation does not quiet jitters. The reaction is proof nJ a *h!?1rm P ?H.° n 1S on edge ' especially as it hears «,,* ™, cat t hm S Ja P s wit h stored ammunition, guns, and bombs and is told by storekeepers that furtive Nipponese have tried to purchase explosive chemicals Law-abiding West Coasters try to be patient with government inertia but they are grimly «r f ^ wi». Protect themselves rateer permit, a duplication of the Hawaiian fifth The proposed " io OATH: Word seeps in to New- York's Yugoslavian community regarding the fictionlike exploits of Serbia s ghost army which strikes the Nazis and then oisappears into the mountain mists like T« 1 ^ s v,- The Chetniks arc the only organized army still fighting against the Axis in occupied countries Led by Xojvoda Mihailovich, on whose unbowed head is a dead-or-alive reward of 200,000 dinars they make it impossible for invaders to leave the security of their barracks unless in groups The fierce patriots ask no quarter and give none. Thsy ™ "° , modcrn arsenal to supply their needs. Tneir airplanes are made from junk parts salvaged from wrecked planes. Quisling ' {heir h °™™de ^r fore egg plopped ° n a (Copyright McCture Newspaper Syndicate) "The American woman's hand is growing larger and stronger," says a biologist. Yes—particularly the thumb. »P(C mi av ntA'3tBvicE.-iHe:T.-«rREe: crs: PATTO FF.'Look at that! After we haul him to the station on.our hres all winter, he buys a bike the minure I suggest using his car a while!" Here And There In Texas By GORDON SHEARER United Press Correspondent .AUSTIN, Marcfi' 13. (U.PJ—Dog- -"• wood soon will be abloom in East Texas and with its appearance Texas political campaigns get under way. Whether absorption in war matters will delay the campaigns is dubious. Some say people are not interested in politics because of the war; others believe they will welcome the less-bloody political battles as a relief from war news. A patriotic angle can be expected in most of the campaigns. Former State Sen. T. H. McGregor of Austin has sounded' a patriotic note with a "letter to the editor" suggesting that because Rep. Lyndon Johnson is absent on Navy duties, his friends file hiV candidacy for re-election and that he be given no opponent. The same suggestion would apply to Rep. Eugene Worlev of Shamrock. * * * Patriotic Motif Suggested Political posters used in the Texas campaign this year will "have a-patriotic motif if candidates respond to the suggestions of a Dallas engraver. This engraver has submitted to prospective candidates a series of designs for posters. The designs are in red, white and blue, and display the photographs of the candidates on backgrounds of defense stamps, defense slogans and Victory "V's". Samples show U. S. Sen. \Yilbert Lee O'Daniel's smiling countenance emerging out of the slot of a "V". The "V" has imposed upon it "Buy Defense Bonds and Stamps." Below 'is the suggestion to - cast a ballot for the candidate. " * t * /~\THER samples show how Gov. " Coke R. Stevenson would look super-imposed on a patriotic shield and State Treasurer Jesse James on a background filled with hundreds of little suggestions to "Buy Defense Bonds." Col. Ernest O. Thompson, as a soldier, is fittingly pictured within a border of dive bombers, torpedoes, and below a screaming American eagle. Atty. Gen. Gerald C. Mann has his well known features displayed on a background of the Minute Man defense stamps. * * « An Idea For Jimmie If Judge James V. Alired of Houston decides to give up his life appointment to the federal bench and take another fling in politics, the former .governor of Texas might well have his picture put in the slot of the Vivtory "V", for "V" is in the middle of his name. The "V" in Allred's name is not an initial. It represents no name though it generally is followed by .a'period as an initial letter should be. Both Judge Alired and Former Gov. Dan Moody, mentioned also as a possible can, didate for U. S. Senator, have war service records' which should permit them to use the patriotic posters if they desire. * * * A PPOINTMENT. of Harry Benge -f^- Crozier of Dallas to be.a member of the Texas Unemployment Compensation commission was hailed by newspapermen as the first appointment of a man of their profession to a state job with a good salary—at least for many years. Numerous newspapermen have been appointed to state boards and commisisons but most of them found they had an 'empty honor so far as pay was concerned, and a whole lot of free \Vork arid worrying to d». . Crozier's position is one that pays $D,000 a year. It expires in November of this year, but re-appointment then would be for a six- year term. * * * APPOINTEE GOT RAZZING Crozier naturally was submitted to considerable "hazing" by fellow newspapermen, co-workers with whom he is highly popular. They expressed surprise when he produced the dollar thai must be paid for filing of the oath of office. Crozier entered into the spirit of the occasion and with unsmiling face inquired where the office of the Unemployment Compensation commission is located. t * * TINT the comparatively .short time - 1 - Stevenson has been governor he has had an opportunity to name a majority of the membership of two state boards. The six-year term plan for boards with the terms staggered usually keeps a new governor from having a majority of his appointees on a board until near the end of his second term. Besides the Unemployment Compensation commission to which Stevenson has named Robert McKinley and Cozier, he has named a majority of the Public Safety commission. Today's Chuckles "pVERYBODY in heaven -V works," says a minister. If this be true, the lazy person faces a dark future no matter which way he looks. * * * The writer of an anonymous letter is a .worm that's afraid to stick his head up. Funny Business

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