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MORNING AVALANCHE .,.. "Starts rbe O»y On The Soutn Plains" every moraine except Sunday and Uondsj and con'•--/mit»'J"L po 8untl!i y morning only in the Sunday Afslanche- • Sr. ri U'-: b J tbe Avalanche-Journal P-jflishlnz Company, Lnc Avenue, anrt R/iTES • MO* — ^—'• One > Tf " ss - 95 ' 6l * ou'Bths S3.76, three months • WpOa ma OBe Qjont'j 7 0c , "" . .By carrier only: Per month 16c; Comoinatlon AT»JI -., Journal tlM per month. -•'• ; - : >rtlf CHAS ' *• £°?, «S^^» PARKER P. PRODTT I£6KOT and PuWJsCer ^^s^gf 0 General ifsnagei • '." i; . Chas. W. Ratmt. Managing Editor tt IR nflt the intention to cist rejection upon ihe chsracter cf IK m 'm ^i «PP rcC!a tt oivlas <-ur atteauon called to tame and yui ginqjy corral any erroneom statement made. ,-Ae Independent Democratic newspaper supporting in «ts editorial columns the prioclptei walch It Beliefs to be right and onnosi™ rAose questions which u eeMeves to oe wrong Of piirty politics publishing the news fairlv »nrt « •» »j11 ....... "c-a taujj tna MEMBER OP THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated t>reu I* exclusively entitled w the U E Member ol Associated Press OUR PUDGE pledge allegiance to the flog o f the United States of America, and to the Republic for r Green Drags The Herring WILLIAM GREEN, president of the Amer- H ican Federation of Labor, is playinc the old *ame trfdwggins the red herring. «.fc ^ l S -, C ! iar|re £ that some of Oklahoma school children have spent their lunch money on telegrams to Washington demanding that action be taken to forbid interruptions in the war effort. He wants an invesigation. • x Gre f n should b e ignored. His strategy is too obvious. He sees, as does everyone, that Congress at last is traveling along the trail which will lead to positive action against anyone who might try to loaf «™ the job of winning the war. So he has dragged this Oklahoma red herring across the. trail. He is hopeful that Congress will be^diverted from the real path, the vital path, so as to follow the scent of the n erring. Green has confessed the weakness of his position by the subterfuge he has used. What difference does it make whether Oklahoma children have used their lunch money for telegrams? If it is true, isn't it ail the more a condemnation of war iob slackness that even the children are giving giving up their lunches to demand that something be done? • j- 5 ^ ^F een ob J' ect s that the telegrams indicate that the parents may. be telling their children things about labor. Unquestionably, he is correct. Millions of parents have been expressing themselves most vigorously to Washington recently about those who squabble about over-time and double-time in highly paid jobs while American boys face death 24 hours uer day for $21 per month. If there has been wrong-doing in Okla- k??^ it is not to be condoned. But if it did happen, it is of minor importance compared with the vital job of making certain that the war machine shall run smoothly and at_ full speed. Congress must not permit itself to be diverted from the vital job by the red herring Green is attempting to use. fa And speaking,of William Green and investigations, all in the same breath, if Green is so all-fired anxious to investigate something, why doesn't he investigate the claims members of his own unions that they are being exploited by their leaders; that in some cases their locals haven't had elections in years; and that in other cases, the elections have been "fixed" in a most brazen manner? Green can do plenty of worthwhile investigating if he wants to—but for some reason or another best known to himself, he doesn't want to' taws Governing Blackouts MASSACHUSETTS has the distinction of 1U becoming the first state with a specific blackout law. Failure to heed blackout signals m that state is punishable by fine imprisonment, or both. _ The experience there is interesting and important because of the strong probability that most states will enact similar laws before the war ends. This statement applies particularly and most immediately to those states which seem most exposed to attack. That list would include Texas Enactments of such laws by the individual states are strongly probable unless Congress should adopt a federal law, which might be the simpler and the better plan. However, when such legislation is considered- either by Congress or the legislature of a state, there is one objection to following the Massachusetts law' as a model The Bay State law doesn't go far enough The worst punishment that may be inflicted there for violation of the blackout law would be a 5500 fine and a year m jail. That would not be enough punishment lor the person whose carelessness willfulness or intent provided the light which might guide enemy bombers to their objective. Death would be too mild as a penaltv for wilful breakers of a blackout law. And • it is desirable to provide for a proper penalty for such cases if and when bulackout laws are enatcted. The knowledge that the law will take care of such cases conceivably could prevent outbursts of mob violence. The One Minute Sermon The words of the Lord sre pure words: as silver tried in a farnacw of earth, purified seven times.—Psalms 12; 6. Lubboek, Toxos, Wednesday, March 25, 1942 WHATI5TH6 SHAPE OF THE EARH4 ? MITCHELL, DECORATED ENTIRELY WITH CORN OF VARIOUS NATURAL COLORS HOWARD QUICK WERE ELECTROCUTED HORNS GREW STATE PRISON OCT. 6,1941 Dial 4343 For Tfre .AvalancKe-Jeurnal Office.*. OF X\N OX Owned by LMUNRO, kni/sna, Soutk Africa Westfreld, N.J-. AGE %& P/-AY£D 63S9 GAMES OF TENNIS IN 7MOWTJJS AVERAGING 42.6AMB A PAY ALL ITEMS SELF-EXPLANATORY EXPLANATION OF CARTOON By ELEANOR ATTERBURY Chapter 19 The Mackinaw Man Why— they're gone!" Hardly believing her own eyes, Sharon pushed past Mr. Goodwin, stepped into the cabin. "If they ever were here," he smiled wryly. "But they were here, I tell you I saw them, myself," she insisted hotely. "There must be some mistake. I have the wrong cabin. But n £ - " sne ran to the window heres where I wedged this window shut when I closed it •yesterday. It's the same cabin all right. She faced him. "Someone has been here in the meantime." And instantly she remembered the fresh footprints, the broken grass on the trail. The "someone" must have been nearby right at the time .she and the little dog were discovering the cabin 'Perhaps— and she shuddered at the thought— perhaps' that had lain hidden in these shrubs just outside, watching her! "Someone moved it all out. They must have seen me," she pursued her thought aloud Moved the fishing tackle, maybe, but you must have dreamed those packing cases." He shrugged. "Any. idea what those cases how * ment?" "No, bu Wh ° le ship " "And what good would it do anyone to conceal the stuff here?" To ship it out again, of course. Pier - down e on the noticed that new tim- the rumrunners came in «?; Surel y> you knew that?" Yes—but- vo"u you . "I knew you must be mistak- fr, to only to yourself." He shrugged, glanced around the " of there had valves here ' it would have taken more thn 'one smai! cruiser to carry it off " hM^if 011 * d °" bted that - Bu t she held her tongue because, without being able to analyze the reason she knew she had come . smartely in S 5-5 s l a ^one-wall. Mr. Good- didn't want to believe her. Nothing she could say would convince him now. " - . u , look so deflated, darl- mg, he laughed, and drawing her SSS'h^ ^ PUt his *™ But, evading him skillfully Sharon turned back to the open door, , — open ran down the creaking £ ere> . new : evidence con- dreamed this all up. "Look!" she shoulder. "All These weren't This shrubbery 1:1 - this." called here over her yesterday. the doorway b 'g f«t maybe. nets i IS £ C T en doiVt use torn nets and broken, dirty tackle" an " do forth angril thir Neither n , Dnuv :'r3 the blue The Stranger PIC- exact and fauna, th« maps showed numbers in red and blue and yellow. "Did you ever notice the maps in my study?" Goodwin asked quietly. "Yes, I have." —and waited. Those maps — like these — give a great deal of valuable. information if you understand how to read them." Was this one of the valuable secrets that would make dangerous baggage, she wondered. "The information contained on the maps hung in my library is in code, of course," he went on calmly. "These are more obvious' Few people are privileged to see these. She looked up, found his eyes on her, his lips twisted a little. Her heart picked up speed alarmingly. "Why do you show them to me now. "Because I want to show 'you what a very poor spot this would be for smuggling." Sharon frowned. "Smuggling?" "~ -~ ' J ~ J toward the now nodded empty cabin "These imaginary , - - - ,, -"^^^- JiiitiKiudi y boxes you though you saw being carried, out by imaginary fishermen m disguise must have course been smuggled out, mustn't they?" Sh l ron didn>t . doubt made her distrust her own sense, her own memory now! again to the "Th a Ps. The red numbers indicate coast guard statwns. The blue numbers, army posts. The yelloiv numbers H P 011 ^. un . st s. The numbers Sl1h Ve - S 1tndlcate approximate strength m terms of man-power ' the Amazed, Sharon poured over maps. The tiny cove where now > was a tiny + • . > ny bend m the coastline— a coastline so spattered with numbers ft wa! ?£ smazm S they hadn't been challenged already by a sentry on * 6 ' .- smu gglers would quite darin g to try to on in the face of all this armed surveillance." Sharon nodded. And just as obvious was the value of would ^ aP? ' ^ at ene ™y a n wouldn't give his life to possess so exact a picture of the. whole cS ^rength of the P^dfil Mien lnto Tom den n Wha* But he motioned 's sud- the way, he pushed ' C0ming up the trail. Sharon ducked u But Scked t a h °r nicked the saietv catch automatic he held hand. now AS in a dream, Sharon crouched motionless, watched the stranger saunter up to the cabin, glance around as if to reassure himself he was not seen, step over the sill and disappear into the gloomy room. A moment later, he reappeared. Then, in a silence so complete Sharon wondered that he couldn't hear her heart hammering, he calmly rolled a cigarette moistened it, struck a match. Returning down the trail, he passed so close Sharon might have reached out, touched the baggy knees of his trousers. The muzzle of Goodwin's gun turned ever so slightly, following him. Narrow Squeeze A moment later he disappeared. They could follow his steps down the trail to the beach where the sounds were swallowed up in deep sand. Snaron glanced at Goodwin awaiting the signal to move. Slowly, he stood up, moved out onto the trail. Then, as if waiting for a signal, he stood listening The answer came shortly. The soft, muffled puttputt of an outboard motor. Just discernable at Jirst then fainter and fainter as the boat drew away from the last sound of the into the distance shore. When .the motor faded Goodwin finally spoke "We just beat Stafford's man, n't w" didn't we? "Stafford's man! That— tramp?" Goodwin only smiled. "That was no tramp, my little believer! Tramps don't ride in motor boats Tramps don't get this far away from civilization! That casual stranger was sent here by your friend Tom to check on what it was you'd discovered yesterday" But, I tell you Tom did not see this cabin. I—I faked a sprained ankle and distracted his attention. "Maybe you faked the sprain m y dea F> bu t that probably only made him more certain you -were hiding something." He shook his M; *?° U h \ ve - a lot to lea about this spy business, Sharon " H oa " l Z ou+ha y e been of help, my fh H e took her hand. "More than you-11 ever know, perhaps." I m glad, then. But now had—— drew closer. «Au coser. And you have nothing to leam about being charming." Sharon was suddenly - r f of thc loneliness sopt - lts inaccessibility, her , dependence upon her wits r ws r«= l; S ety '- tHarv ' ey Goodwin, she realized with new-found insight, ' her Nor was he any more interested 12,? er -™™ anh ««y than he was he using his smooth manners as a .4° i v - ard off her Pursuit of '-truth,';" about the disbelief of her carried! .sit" he waT™"' hm hind all -.^..o^d his smooth advance with a cool, "If Tom's man has gone back to report shouldn't we go too?" le P°«, ''C^IV^AA 1T_ _ . ?! nc< >, - Goodwi.-v nothing to re- shrugged, still holdins. her hands 'fi^fy a inhiT there is no hurry." Her heart plummeting, she'felt his ami tighten around her. ~o Be Continued Haiti has authorized iU bakers u , , corn or manioc flour to "Meat flour in making bread and biscuita. The National Whirligig ••! The News Behind The News ", : • WASHINGTON _' " By Ray Vucker HHHE paint at issue as to which party—ami' which J- President — neglected America's military defenses during the years when the Axis powers were arming for total war lies buried in an explosive document inside the House Appropriations committee. Probably neither Democrats nor Republicans will exhume it in next fall's campaign because it reveals that the War department was everybody's orphan. The important paper lists the sums which the ;eneral staff wanted from 1929 to 1941, through Hoover and Boosevelt administrations, and the deep slashes which both Chief Executives made iu the departmental requests. The committee staged an executive session row "over publication of the comparative figures but Chairman Clarence Cannon ruled that the embarrassing evidence should be suppressed. In general, ho\vever, both the Hoover and Roosevelt budget directors insisted on cuts averaging at least. 10 per cent. Not until the year after Germany's invasion of Poland did the outlay show any appreciable increase or response to the turbulent world situation. For the J2 year period from 1929 to 1941 inclusive the United States spent approximately 13 billion dollars on its fighting machine and this includes large allocations for such non-battlefield items as food, uniforms, transportation, etc Experts estimate that Hitler's expenditures from 1934 through 1940, when translated into our dollars, reached the astronomical amount of 100 billion dollars. * * * SQUABBLE: In. pre-election skirmishing the administration forces have indicated that' they will accuse the GOP of refusing to go along with President Roosevelt in strengthening the war-makine establishment But a careful study of "military finances for the period listed above will not support such an indictment. The four Hoover budgets averaged about 310 million dollars, with a low of 227 million for x 1934 which the former President prepared. The first Roosevelt appropriation, which became effective two years after Der Fuehrer rose to power and in the twelvemonth during which he entered the Rhineland, was only 281 million dollars. Incidentally, this small allotment was made after General Douglas A. MacArthur in his final report as Chief of Staff, had pleaded for more money for planes tanks and modern artillery. In 1938, a few months after FDR had delivered his famous "quarantine the aggressor" threat at Chicago, the sum allowed the War department was only 418 million dollars That was also the period when Hitler seized Austria and Czechoslovakia. The first real boost came last year with approval of an eight-billion-dollar- plus rearmament program. The fact is that responsible leaders in both camps breathe more easily at disclosure that this question does not belong in the realm of partisan politics. A futile, you-did-and-you-didn't squabble over ancient history—and old errors—would only give aid and comfort to the other fellow. * * * ANGHY: The current recalcitrancy of an overwhelming Democratic Congress represents a mail- order revolt. The economy orgy on Capitol Hill did not get under way because the boys and girls suddenly felt like saving money. • In thousands of bitter letters they are hearing what the folks back home think of the goings-on here This is a summary of the thought which the voters are taking their pens in hand to express: * * s They say they are glad to pay high taxes and buy bonds, but they do not want their hard earned money spent on eurythmic dancers, movie stars, coordinators of crap shooting, propagandists, useless bureaus. They resent deeply the tie-up between the administration and labor which sanctifies a 40-hour week and overtime while their sons serve overseas for §21 and $30 a month. ' They protest against the postponement of the Kimmel- Short court-martial. They think that Attorney General Biddle has been too tender toward aliens and radicals. They, boil at Leon Henderson's rationing of their sugar while the AAA hands out millions as a reward for a cut in production. "For God's sake," concludes a typical letter "get busy and stick out your necks and begin a 'campaign to stop some o£ this clama foolish spending of our money and get down to the business of winning the war." Contrary to recent utterances by WPB-er Nelson and Speaker Rayburn, these homely, scrawled and crabbed words do not come from foreign agents who seek to spread strife throughout the land. They reflect the cry of an angry and anguished people. *. * * WEATHER: The House vote of 233-100 against future publication of the Agricultural Yearbook shocked old-timers who recall that this volume once ranked first in popularity among government printings It is as if the congregation of the "little brown church in the vale" tossed the Bible but the window. More than 5100,000,000 reductions, the sacrifice reflects congressional fright over the nation's remonstrance against extravagance. Members once scrambled for "extras" in addition to the 400 copies allowed them by law. Rural members cfnce swapped votes with urban fellows using Uncle Sam's almanac as the political currency underlying the transaction. But there is another reason for the willingness to scrap this first aid to farmers. Under the New Deal it has been filled with essays on economics, sociology and psychology. No producer, for instance, could get fat or fatten his cows on the following excerpts from the 1940 edition: "The culminating phase of cultural change then becomes the disorganization of the subjective values at an old culture and their reorganization, sometimes along with cultural reintegration. In this form cultural development can. be seen as consisting, in the main, of psychological movements; that is, thinking, feeling and acting, which'move from synthesis to synthesis, each synthesis possessing coherence in some form." ' The practical, hog-raising Ciaude Wickard tried to boost the old thing back into the best seller class by devoting the current issue to the weather—always a stand-by subject—but it was no go. NEW YORK By Alberl N. Leman TN many parts of the country the war is raising /• hob with the recreation industry through enemy raid rules, transportation stringencies, and the drying up of incomes. For example Florida has had a trying %vinter with much unpleasant weather Even the sun deserted the pleasure paradise Wealthy vacation residents, anticipating heavy taxes, have been unloading their extra properties, ovlagnificent homes- at Miami Beach and elsewhere can be purchased for a song—if one's pocketbook still has a golden voice. Northern watering places had 'dreamed of August bonanzas since train travel will be restricted Innkeepers and real estate men hoped tourists would come to stay a while and get their a'ction— since autos are out—by enjoying speedboats and the surf. Visitors probably will still flock to the beachtu. An occasional sub scare will keep no more people away than the rumor of a shark off the sands. But now the Navy has ordered seaside resorts to dim.their lights and abolish glaring boardwalks. The new rule is the result of a report by the engineer of a ship sunk by U-boats off New Jersey with the loss of 20 of the crew. The survivor says his vessel was silhouetted by the short illumination and offered a perfect target. Atlantic City and other coastal colonies will douse their neons, place blackout screens on all hotel rooms facing the ocean, and perhaps use purple and/or mauve bulbs for street lamps. (Copyright McClure Newspaper Syndicate) Wolta world it is we're living in today; Looking at the past makes us sad. looking at the future make* us afraid, and looking at the present gives us the jitters. Side-Glances'—-By Galbraifh CO PR. 1»i BY HE* SESttCE. INC. T. M. DEC. U. S. PAT Off 'His wife would never let him out at night until he got to he an air raid warden." . Here And There In Texas By GORDON SHEARER United Press Correspondent TT would be hard to find a more - 1 - determined aviation cadet in Uncle Sam's Air corps than Ralph A. Felton, jr., who enlisted to balance his personal accounts with the Japanese. He now is training at Victoria. Son of a noted professor of sociology at Drew university, New Jersey, and the University of Nan- king, China, Felton lived in the shadow of 'a Chinese anti-aircraft gun in Nanking, went through dozens of Jap air raids, and watched while his own home was looted by the little yellow men. Felton enjoys the uniflue honor of being the only, male in 'the world* who has attended Ginling college, famous girls' school in Nanking. In China he worked for the Chinese Counsel -of International Affairs, governmental propaganda ministry. . ,,. N ° wi in h ' is final 10 weeks of flight training, Felton will soon be commissioned a flying second lieutenant, ready for combat duty in the Far East— if he has his preference. " * * * * Farm Labor Shortage Feared • A farm labor shortage in Harris county is" threatened during the approaching season. The County Land Use Planning committee recommended that a migratory labor camp be established in the Katy area, west of Houston. County Farm Agent Dan Clinton said that the federal government had asked his area to plant 28,000 additional acres in peanuts to supply the ' war demand for oils. "This creates an extra' demand for farm labor, whereas a month ago we did not expect a shortage that we are atraid of now," Clinton said. T. Smith, Houston fur««n- store operator, has put 510,000; to back the proposition that there are no really "bad" boys. Smith spent the money for seven acres, a ranch house, barns, chicken houses, fences and gardens to house a "Boys Town" project similar to the one operated by Rev. E. J. Flanagan near Omaha, Neb. • In fact, Houston's Boys Town 's built and lacks only the boys who will live there. They will be admitted regardless of race, creed religion, politics or whether they are considered "good" or "bad " we expect our real start will V V1 *£ f bout I0 ° b °y s " Smith said, "but I'd like to have the county turn over about 10 boys to me, boys that perhaps the juvenile court thinks are bad. _ "We expect to prove that there is no such thing as a really bad boy. And the worse they are believed to be, the more joy we will have in transforming them into busy and useful. lads." Today's Chuckles •0- Smith got the urge for- the boys project after reading about Rev. Mr. Flanagan's work and seeing the motion picture. He felt that he'was equipped for the work, being an "old hand" with children. He has two sons and two .daughters. Smith spent the first $10,000 and planned .to put the proceeds of his furniture business into his Boys Town, thinking that he could carry to load alone. Now, he wonders because he needs some barracks for the boys. The boys will be provided with education and vocational training and Smith hopes they will be self- supporting on their little plot, just, south of town. • Just to make sure, though. Smith is ready to put another §10,000 into his Boys Town. * * * Turns Up In "Dog Heaven" A little ragamuffin pup nestled her tiny nose in the thick, soft carpet of a Fort Worth hotel room and wagged her tail. Like a tramp who suddenly finds himself-on a feather bed after many nights on a park bench, the dog seemed to shiver momentarily in remembrance of the hard pavement that was her bed until a kindly hotel guest found her huddling in the cold. The toy terrier has been named "Little Cinderella." Abput nine months ago, the little dog was found by Mrs. C. Loftis and taken in to enjoy the luxury of enough food . and a comfortable place to sleep until the owner calls for her. Mrs. Loftis said if the owner does not appear, the little terrier \yill be given away. She is white \vith one black ear, a black spot on the other ear and another black spot above the right hip. The hotel guest is a former owner of territrs and she said the foundling has earmarks o£ coming from a good home. Little Cinderella, she continued "simply hasn't had enoueh to eat." But she's getting plenty now. ALL POLITICAL speeches ^ should be boiled down before being reduced to type," says a managing editor. How can one boil hot air? • * * The world is going to the dogs, and. considering the fix- it's in, it's something that shouldn't happen to a dog. . * •» + "I don't like men because they are all alike," says a bored debutante. That's the very reason why most girls do like men. Funny Business I object, your honor—my client's telling the trv.thf

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