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%& : ; :i .THEMORHiNIG AVALANCHE ' MORNING AVALANCHE i-Vi ?-':'.-,•!" "StarU« The Oay on Ih* South Plains' -JWiiUiett eve/» uiornipf except Sunder *na Monday sna con{"'anted on Siiiidty morning on!y lu the Sunday *v«lanche- "/J,. r 'Jl'r. 0 * (h* 4v»!anctie-Journti Publishing Company. Inc ;',-" -reies A\«nue -•:-.'.i .'.'•. SUBSCRIPTION SATES "s^(if. ni i 1 ^ only - OIH ' JC *' I59S - * il[ m ' ln ">s J3.15. three months >«,00 and one month 70c Journal tl.zT ce^moruh" 16 " C ' >i, - 00* ^rgmwu PARKER P. PROUTV realtor fcnd PuBlisner •"^•gsiS*" General Manszer ; ; • ^ _ ch«>. w. RtiiUt. Manacing Editor It 1« not the intention to cast reflection upon the character e ' througb erro) «« «houw. the "° , . i. . * ntving our attention calleo to and. «;jjj gladly correct »ny erroneou. ttatemeut made. 1-hP A < , Mt , M ^ ER OF rHE ASSOCIATED PHESS me Associated Prest is exclusively entitled **, !>•» IK. t«> ^IW*W.«M™S &1 r "«£? e .?^^ M«rch t U7». »d u/dcrjffigff o°/ th^^t^'n^' Memfier at Associated Press Full LttMd Wire Service OUR PLEDGE p |e dge alleg,or,c e to th. flag of the United S.ates of Americo, ond to the Republic <or Yes f Something IS Rotfen! TO SEN. HARRY F. BYRD of Virginia fLl°nf S T Ch C 7- dit f ° r su PP'y«« a great deal of illuminating and astonishing information concerning the ill-famed "Division of Physical Fitness" of the Office of Civilian Defense. Of the concept of the OCD there can be no criticism. Its supposed purpose is to instruct the civilian population in what to do and how to do in preparation for and during the tragic emergencies of war we •may be forced to face. The importance pi the performance of this sort of service is too obvious for comment. • But, as Senator Byrd has emphasized anew one of the worst of numerous stenches in the OCD has heenthe "Division of : .Physical Fitness." The attempted justification for this division is that civilian morale might be kept high by providing free instructions in such things as tap dancing and the playing of games while American boys were dying in scattered parts of the world. The division wasn't going to be satisfied with the games already known generally. It even was going to teach them to play new games— such, for example, as the game of "code ball." To this end, national coordinators of 62 games were named. These were to name regional coordinators, who were to name state coordinators, who were to name local coordinators. The national coordinator of "code ball" is William E. Code of Chicago, who invented it. Incidentally, are you familiar with the game of code ball? If so, you are ahead of such people as operators of local sporting goods establishments, athletic coaches and the like. It seems to be a game in which the players try to kick a ball into a hole, or holes. Perhaps it is a splendid game. Certainly it would be dandy for "Doctor" Code if the war chest could be used to popularize it, and create a demand for the equipment that playing it would require. But it is difficult to see .how skill in code ball would be of much benefit to the civilian population -if bombs should begin to fall. ^ The attempt to popularize it and the various other activities sponsored by the Division of Physical Fitness could do nothing more than divert into useless channels the energy, manpower and money which could be devoted to something more immediately in line with civilian defense. In summation, Senator Byrd's disclosures merely have added to the evidence that it isn't necessary to go to Denmark for quick asphyxiation while the Division of Physical Fitness is so odorously at hand. Let's Give Him A Chance! nPHE WAVE of almost hysterical joy that A followed the announcement that' Gen. Douglas MacArthur had assumed supreme command of the United Nations' forces in the Southwest Pacific is frightening. It has gone beyond anything that was anticipated, beyond the bounds of reasoning. It hails him as a man for whom the impossible is commonplace, for whom a miracle is a mere chore. This isn't fair to General MacArthur. It is bad for the- United Nations. It could be dangerous for them. It is dangerous because it encourages them to expect the impossible. The next steps from expecting the impossible are to assume it, and then to demand it. If it is not achieved, disappointment must follow. Disappointment is a step toward despair. Despair is defeat. Simple justice to Douglas MacArthur and our own welfare demand that expectations be kept within the bounds of reason. Keason must recognize that he has been given one of the most difficult, one of the most forbidding, commands in the history of warfare. It will border on the miraculous, not if he leads to victory, but if he can devise the method of averting new disaster. Certainly this is not a time to expect Ihc impossible, much less to demand it. General MacArihur's assignment is crushing enough as it is without adding any siich expectations to his burden?. lubbock, Texas, Thursday, Marcti 19, 1942 Di'ar4343 For The Avafancli«-J6iirnfl! Offices Believe It Or Not-By Robert Ripley COUNT ISTVAN SZECHEWI- FAMOUS HUNGARIAN scienisr m>.-is4a WENT IN5ANE AMD CHESS WAS PRESCRieEPASACURE <5O A YOUNG STUDENT WAS HI REP T W!TH THE OLD COUNT Tl, One Minute Sermon iiejoicc not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the .truth: Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopoth all things, endurelh all things. I Corinthians 13: 6 and 7. STWUNTBSCAMe INCURABLY INSAUK / HANIEL AMIGDNE tS A FUNERAL DIRECTOR E BUFFALO DISCOVERED INVU.ASKA ey GRENOLD COLLINS AlasKa Game Gommisaoa IS AN AVIATION CADET At Lubbock Army Flying School THE POWER OF CHESS EXPLANATION OF CARTOON == LKj^^rasR"gis' °ir s^r^ss-as- Al "»-* « 6 By ELEANOR ATTERBURY Chapter 15 The Trap Frightened at the enormity of of her discovery, Sharon stepped into the musty cabin and collared ihe noisy dog. She climbed out through the window again and it closed it carefully, wedging shut with a'piece of bark. Just as she did, she heard Tom's shout Fearful lest he see the cabin, she ran 'toward, him, calling an answer as she did. She met him at the turn just below the cabin. "You all right?" he demanded striding toward her. "Of course. Did you find your natives?" "A : o, but I thought you must have. What took you so long 1 *" "Oh, I couldn't walk fast in these shoes." She thrust out one, now grimy white slipper. Then stooping to fondle the little dog's head while she hid her own nervousness, she said, "And we didn't find the treasure, did we?" Though what they did find would be treasure indeed to Mr. Goodwin, she thought joyously. "Looks like a trail here," Tom observed, looking back toward where the little cabin lay concealed. "Let's foliow it." "Oh, I did," she tried to courage him. "There's dis- nothing i r i think. Lets go on back to the beach." there. Just a cow path, "Cow trail," he scoffed. "How could a cow get down here, sil!y?" "Well, anyway, I can't do any more exploring today. My feet hurt Besides I'll ruin my shoes." "They did take quite a beating, at that," Tom said,, really concerned. "Let's see if I can clean them up a little." And swinging her up onto a tree stump, he drew off her shoes, scraped the mud off with a sharp stick. "That's not much better. They certainly don't look up to much more tramping. They aren't even big enough," and grinning, slipped them back onto her tired feet. "Suppose you just sit here in the sun for a minute and the pup and I will just have a look up that trail. It intrigues me." Frantic, Sharon tried to distract him. "I'm not tired. Why don't we investigate that old dock instead. "But we did," Tom objected. "There's nothing to see down there. We won't be gone long. You aren't afraid, are you?" "No —I guess not." "Okay. We'll he right back." Ker heart sinking, she Wdtched him start up that trail. She had to stop him. She had to! But how? Jumping down off the stump she got the idea. Not a bril'.iant trick, nor even original. But it would have to do. And, with a wry smile, thank fortune she had worn high heels! But she couldn't fake the whole thing. So, scrambling back up on the stump, she jumped again — this time eyes shut tight and hands clenched, straight into a clump of brush. Her scream was not entirely manufactured. Her ankle turned treacherously ant] she whacked against a tree trunk. "Tom! Tom!" F hc called and real tears sprang to her eves as she rubbed her bruised leg. But it \vas worth the pain, she decided as she saw him racing toward her. He couldn't have had time to discover that cabin. That's all niat really m.-uterec!. "What happened?" he shouted. Ker lips caxight between her teeth, Sharon half laughed—half sobbed. "My — my ankle. I ~ jumped." "Gee, I'm sorry. I should have helped you flown." Kneeling, he felt the injured foot with almost professional gentleness. "Those damned high heels. Nothing broken, though. I think.- Can you stand on it?" The Limp Was Real Lifting her bodily, he slipped his arm around her, held her firmly as she tested her weight. She nodded. '-Jt's all right Just turned it." "A turn can be worse than a break sometimes. Sure you're all right?" "Sure. Thanks. I'm sorry to have been so stupid." But inside, her apologies changed to congratulations. He hadn't discovered the shack. His face, assured her of that. And he hadn't seen through her trick. Not bad, Doyle. Not bad! she exulted inwardly. "We'd better get back to the car before you break your ntck," Tom said, teasing now. "I'm afraid so. Next time I go for a nice Sunday ride with you I'll wear my hiking boots!" Her ankle really hurt a liitle so that her slight limp as they went along the beach was ab=o- lutely authentic. She needn't, she thought, wincing, have made it quite so realistic. But at least it had convinced Tom and that made it bearable. He insisted on carrying her up the bank to the car. "Please, I can make it all right," she protested. But he simply scooped her into his arms as if she were 2 years instead of 20 and strode up the trail. And with her own arm curved around his neck to help balance her weight, her face so close to his she could have touched her lips to his cheek, Sharon felt the old temptation to forget what she. knew was true about him. If the world hadn't gone mad with war and intrigue, she and Tom might even now be friends. Because they certainly weren't designed to be enemies. He liked her, really. Under all his masquerading of that much she was sure. The very gentleness with ivh'ich he had carried her up the bank just now, the concern in his dark eyes a few moments before when he'd thought her hurt told her that. And she liked him. too. Much more than she wanted to. "What serious thoughts those must be," Tom said, slanting a smile at her. Uncannily, Sharon had the feeling he'd read the anguish in her mind. She wrinkled her nose at him. "Serious maybe, but not about you," she fibbed and hoped he'd believe her. 'They should have been, then," ar: he dumped her unceremoniously into the car seat. "You weigh a ton." "t do not." "Half a ton. then,'' he compromised. "And you. just loved being in my arms and you know it." "Conceited." Sharon flushed hated herself foi- rising to the bait of his teasing. "Whatever did I do before you came into mv life""' Stuck 'T know. You thought Goodwin "Well, really!" she gasped, not because Tom had dared say it, but —because it was true. "And you're quite right, of course," he went on enjoying her embarrassment wickedly. "Goodwin's very good—in his way. But if you'll just listen to me—" "Yes, I know," Sharon interrupted. "We've been all over that before." "Have we?" innocently. Then, "There's a gorgeous view for you," and he directed her glance toward the west where the sun was already beginning to spill some of its gold onto the water. "Lovely. Really, though we must get started back," she urged. The afternoon had slipped away so quickly and it was a good two hour drive. Two hours before she could get her news to Mr. Goodwin. Tom. stepped on the starter at once. "Won't we have to turn back?" Sharon asked after a moment. "This road doesn't look as if it went back to the highway." "No, but let's just have a look where it does go." "Goodness! It's — awfully — bum—py,"—when the dirt road turned to deep ruts. "Look there," Tom said finally, stopped where the cliff dropped precipitously to the beach below. "There's our secret cove. This road looks as if it led right around the rim of the canyon. I'll bet there's a direct way to get down to that Funny," cove right from he mused, "this here, road built in here and that dock and not a sign of a building anywhere." Instantly apprehensive, Sharon said with studied carelessness, "Oh, maybe it was a bootlegging hideout in the days of prohibition." Tom nodded. "More than likely. Well, we might as well turn back, I guess." That proved more quickly said than done. Out of the deep ruts, the road dissolved in soft uand. irst the car's wheels only spun futilely. Then they settled stubbornly into the sand. "Well—looks like we're stuck." "Maybe if you had a tree branch or a rock or something," Sharon suggested. They tried everything. The car only burrowed deeper into the sand. "How far is it back to that place we had lunch?" she asked finally. Torn sat down on the running board, mopped the perspiration dripping off his forehead. "About five miles." "You would want to go sightseeing on a crazy rut-ridden" back road. If you'd turned when I suggested, we wouldn't be stianded here like this!" "Thafs right," Tern took the blame good-naturedly. Goaded by her own anxiety, Shnron snapped, "Well, can't you do something about it?" Tom shrugged, held out empty hands. "What can I do? Pull it out with my teeth?" "You could get to a phone, call IbTX ** help. "Exactly. Ami that means a good long walk. I doubt if there's n farmhouse within miles." "And—" she glanced at the darkening sky, "it's going to be 5 a ' JS< dark in about an ho" wor The National Whirligig The News Behind The News WASHINGTON By Hay Tucker rpHB American people are enraged and wounded -L because of the losses they have suffered so far, especially the defeats inflicted by the Japanese Never before has the national pride been damaged so severely. All incoming letters and visitors show this reaction. But there are definite compensations Wherever our men, ships and planes have fhet the enemv on fairly even terms our forces have shown a decided superiority. _ V/e have outslugged and outmaneuvered them in every area of warfare. The Russians have proved that Hitler's legions are not invincible and Moscow s demonstration oi Axis vulnerability is perhaps the outstanding lesson of the conflict Douglas A. MacArthur has revealed that we have liner lighting men than the foe. Unpublished naval communiques disclose that our seamen surpass thpir Pacific opponents. Both the British and the Chinese when properly equipped and armed al*o have downed their antagonists. Such reports cheer Allied leaders — President Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Chiang Kai-shek and Jce Stalm— in these hours of darkness. A year or more may elapse before we produce sufficient soldiers and weapons to match the other side, but when we do there is plenty of present-day evidence that we can hck 'em in a big way. « * » PARADE: Henry Morgenthau's Treasury department is indulging in a bit of defense bond boondoggling which may get its chief in the same sort ™ ^am that embarrassed Mrs. Roosevelt and Lowell Mellett. The only reason the secretary has not been called on the congressional carpet is that the Capitol Hill bosses have not heard of his romantic salesmanship. Morgenthau— or one of his bright-eyed subordinates—has engaged an attractive woman from Ed Flynn s Bronx bailiwick to stimulate the sale of war securities She is touring the country with an exhibit of dolls wearing 'the gowns of White House wives. She shows and does her stuff in department stores and is well advertised. Treasury records do not reveal how successful her efforts have been but it is understood that she draws down 5350 a week for her promotional activities. On that salary basis she gets more money from Henry's pav roll cash than he does himself His annual take from Uncle Sam is only $15,000 Probably Morgenthau. one of the ablest and most honest officials in Washington, has not heard tL I ft- < y S *?? l ??*L He has alwa y s Contended that this type of ballyhoo was not necessary to persuade people to invest in their government In P ^ aCe ^?. £? op P° sed h^h-pressure selling methods. With the nation fighting a lifc-and-death battle it is doubtful if he would approve the parade of the presidential puppets. t>ai«<*e K-u : , Fa ^ ion trade spokesmen have engaged in a bitter behmd-the-scenes battle with the style experts and rationers of the War Production board ' The WPB-ers recently proclaimed that they intended to standardize patterns foi- feminine cloth- j 1 ^ statement had the same unfortunate ef- ^ e ^ard - Eleanor Roosevelt original notice that sugar might run short: It ore- cipitated a run on stores thus boosting prices and reducing the stock on hand. Al- premature an ?™,H Cem R ei \ S ,H £ thiS , S ° rt HaVC had a d ''«ernible evil lesult But the makers of women's wear were the first to voice a protest. in.Tho y s "f gested * hat fh e agency, instead of scaring the public and stimulating excessive buyin« and inflationary costs by dashing into the headlines should talk with the trade privately. In this way producers and designers would be cautiohed 1 t£n tion quietly Th P , K concelunm S the need for simplifica- -^ J hel :? b y a rus h to the counters would be avoided. But the WPB answer was- "We don't give a hoot about thc customers or inflation We simply want to warn the garment industry that u has to shift over to the manufacture of «uns " . and patriotic American :—mainly the breed once known as "economic royalists"—have offered to di" into their own pocketbooks to finance the construction of a destroyer,.submarine or torpedo boat. Treasury files are stuffed with proposals which would co=t their makers from 500,000 to five million dollars ~ • But under existing law none of these generous gifts may be accepted since their is no way "n whjch contributions can be allotted for a suecific purpose Donations can be taken but they must be placed in the general fund Under this system there is no assurance that the cash will not be spent for fan dancing or some other non-essential project When _a prospective given learns o£ these potential diversions he keeps his money in his jeans Another obstacle to liberality is that if a man wants to turn over a yacht worth 5500,000 for a buck he ^l^^L^J^ 0 ^ « ? n] y 10 ° cents. As foridden to the difference- can- q onn .- re $499 000— from his income tax payment. He cannot be patriotic and economical at. the same time ' Pending leg ls lation however will - permit the presentation of- ships, automobiles, planes and other serviceable machines to the government. And bills now in the incubator stage may authorzie Uncle Sam to requisition needed articles of this nature. NEW YORK ^ ^_ B r Albert N. Leman L°^°? 1 J inde j: writers are Iiab!e to* eight mil- hon dollars damage -to the Normandie, according to reuable reports from Great Britain. Since Uncle Sam had taken over the vessel and had christened her the U.S.S. Lafayette the ger assumption expressed in New- .York maritime cir cles was that she took the status of a warship and hence was not covered by insurance at the time re- general cir- • re- pro- of th,f " ,° rder to kee P the whereabouts of the boat a secret, the British agents were not vergt ° rant of what the million New Yorkers and suburbanites have known^for two years, ever since the 79,000 ton giant tied up at the r« ^ *n e Spr j n S o£ 1935, Paris solicited eight million dollars of coverage on the craft, which is approximately one-quarter of her original cost Over four million dollars of this was eagerly -ranted if England and about 2,700,000 was secured 1 in various other markets^ The French gov-e7nm7n Yandled the balance. The latter policies exmreri in ToTr, pOiicies expired in 19-10. » * * STRIKING: After checking and -rechecking their figures, Allied economic experts report one verv definite result of the terrific pounding which' the Red forces have given the Axis, even more in por ant than territory lost and' men destroyed Stalm s ceaseless hammering har. disrupted Hitler's vital armament employment Previouslv the German soldier had a double-barreled function like that of an Indian on the American plains: Ee fought m warm weather and during snowbound days he fashioned his weapons for the following Spring i, mrhi1 r t S e - iVa £ S} ' StCm a11 available manpower )S mobilized in the army but experienced are earmarked for factory or farm 5eave fron'i ™, ler r Poand / ho tr ° 0ps ' r '-' leased "cm h front, manufactured materiel for the campaigns in France. Then thcv aain victorious thc wns God's gift to women." he re- i plied instantly. "Now you th-'nk I am."- dark in about an hour. '•Jvist nbnut.'' Kxasperatcd, Sharon stared at (Continued on Back Page) 'woman j; place is in the home " s creed that Eventually he secured 700000 on o short-shift fi'vo-hour day Inf(or !£:!";"-" r^ 1 ' "Varies. H^rc-hy making it nos- Side Glances—By Galbrailh You can't go tearing around town just because you're <ST wearing a uniform! I've got a wife and two boys in uni- * form, too—so you're not so extra special as you think!" Here And There In Terns . .. king it po mothers to serve, and railing up SOO.OCKV boys between 15 and 16 years of age. sible for By GORDON SHEARER United Press Conrresopndent AUSTIN, March 18.— Following *Mhe lead of most Texas officeholders, a majority o£ members of the House of Representatives is expected to seek re-election in summer's compaign. Only 57 representatives of the 47th Legislature are holdovers from the 46th, when 93 new ones were elected, partly on the plea of w. Lee O'Daniel that he needed new men in the Legislature to vote money for social security. Ten House seats now are vacant and they probably will not be filled unless a special session of the legislature becomes necessary. That is not in prosoect. * * * One Killed In Wreck One of the 10, Rep. Taylor white of Odessa", was killed iii an automobile accident. Clayton Bray of Longview resigned to join the armed forces, nnd seven more resigned to take other work. Although not yet resigned, Rep Leslie Lowry has been elected mayor of Beaumont. Lon E. Alsup, experienced and well-liked blind legislator from Carthage, is seeking to be electee) Panola countv judge. He resigned from the legislature to take a job with the Unemployment Compensation commission. Other absentees are Woodrow Bean of Kl Paso, E. .1. Cleveland of Biida r T Crosslcy of Eastland, Fagan . Dickson of San Antonio Fred «arn s O f Dallas, and Joe Smiles of Denton. Austin fnends said that Cro^ley intends to run for Eastland county judge and Harris for Dallas county commissioner as which he now is serving an unexpired term. * * * WORD has come to Austin, offi- '» daily or unofficial!, that the following representatives will not seek re-election: Bruce / Allen of Waxahachie candidate fo r Ellis county judge ' Lester Boone of Fort Worth ' WalW P Walter Ferguson of Overton candidate for the Senate seat oc- CUd Hil1 of Hender on of H °»ston. candi- county J ud S e ° f Gre enville, seek- ri ,,^ T seat ^cated bv no vv f Isb ? I<1 of R <**wall. who now is assistant State Securities commissioner. otturiiies Doyle Pevehouse of Corsirana candidate for a district off ce ' Lapt. James E. Taylor of Kerens a thc as a Hot Speakers Race Seen the race for lieutenant governor, for which three senators already have announced. E. R. Lindiey, chief clerk ot the House, estimated from contacts with legislators that probably 90 to 100 representatives will seek re-election. That presages a warm contest for speaker. Homer Leonard of McAllen is expected to seek that office for a second term and a prospective opponent is Price Daniel of Liberty. Petitions for both men were' circulated during the 1941 sessions of the legislature. * * * 'TUIE 5500,000 grant of the M. O. - 1 - Anderson Foundation of Houston for the new cancer research and treatment hospital is the third • fund of such size or larger to be administered by the University of Texas Board of Regents. The $500.000 from the foundation of the late cotton merchant will match a similar amount appropriated by the Texas legislature last year, and will be spent in an effort to find a cure for one of mankind's most awful maladies. The project will be located at Houston, but the regents have authority from thc legislature to establish sub-stations •elsewhere in Texas. , * * * • . ; University Rolls In Wealth Largest fund, outside state appropriations, given to the University of Texas was from the Will C. Hogg Foundation, which provides more thsn $2,500,000 for promoting mental hygiene in Texas and smaller amounts Tor student loans The late W. J; McDonald, Paris, Tex., banker and amateur astronomer bequeathed SI.000.000 to the university for establishment of an observatory in the Davis mountains. The obscrvatorv now is being operated. When the question of moving the university medical branch was discussed recently, it was recalled that most of the school's property came from thc Sealy and Smith famalies. In December, 1040, the medical school's properties were estimated to 'b° worth 53,307.000, of which 51733,000 -came from the two families. "~ * * * SCHOLARSHIPS and founda- ^ tions from non-public sources provided $3,344,977 endowment for the mam universitv and medical school. The 1040 audit of the university showed more than $150,000 income available from thc E. D. Farmer tund for international scholarships: 5104,000 in thc Wilbur S. Davidson loan fund: S60.000 in the Will Rogers Memorial Scholarship fund; and numerous smaller grants. f The endowments represent more ^ -nan 10 per cent of thc university's assets. Funny Business 'I think he's eating e . box of chocolate* fror friend."

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