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MORN ING A VALANCH F LUBBOCK MORNING AVALANCHE $ ' Starts The Day On Th e South Plains" ',",^ cicry """•"'n* ex^pt Sunday *nd Monday snd con~ , cn Sunaaj morning only' In the SuntUy Avalanche- T^ - ? . the ' Av8lanche ' Journai fu*>lisD!'.v B Company,- inc., i •i T • » i i CA.ES SnBSCR/PTION RATES Lubbock, Texos/ Tuesday, March Dial 434* for The -It- Or. Nol^-ByRofaert Ripley WHAT TRIBE OF PEOPLE DID AW CHANGE THEIR CLOTHES m 40 N EARS? ____.„,• Chas. -W. R.tim. Managing Eaitor those Ful1 L «"cd wire service which it Liberty end Jut'i Standard Oil's Difficulty ITof£ D f n ? on °V- «* be offered at once - t intended to am>lv to all » boat in this insta e. ^», A-L. _rt u< - i -no«. it na; <,v,j -•—--;-— on the floors of Conerpsq ?re d ason e th rae>h ° f aCtS tKat are ™>" S treason. It has been accused of acts which *• committed, would mean an actual al I13.I1CS bx* Si" ar>rl "T fi 'T • «<-<-Ud.t 3.1 who today are engaged In a w/r seekim to destroy this nation and world democracj' -u it is a scandal— agreement into which ou rea of war that agreement, each was to finance and, conduct certain definite lines of scien Mic research. . Then they were to e«Sn £P£ ? n i dmgS ,; That Plan Seems to h"? been followed in a general way \ s result, Standard Oil of New Jersey came nto possession of a certain formula for the manufactuVe of artificial rubber out ° P ?h rp r Um Pr0dUCts ' Under Geiman the German government had access eSC TV at a11 stages of develop. United States law, the indi- ° events son »ethi ng - or discovers is protected, even from the government, so that he may have i rp, "*• ""> gciuu^ ana in-.„-.- -hose.laws represent one of the differences between a dictatorship and the democracy for which we are fighting. * " " ' " sult » Germany and the Axis the formula for any use tht h aR r,nf xT ma ? G .° f ft - The United stat es has not. -Nearly four months, and the use of _ compulsion, have been necessary to obtaining it. Standard Oil is getting the blame for this delay. K«"ing me -. ' * * * FOR our part, elementary logic does not .4.. permit us to believe that Standard's position could be anything like as culpable as might appear on the surface. We don't believe a man or woman is less patriotic, or-hates everything the Axis stands for any the.less,.because he or she happenes to be connected with Standard Oil. Our expectation-is that,the final showd.own likely will reveal that Standard is.not alone in the lault for the delays in making the formula available to .the.government. . .In ^.making -these statements, let us reraina of the. numerous occasions when Avalanche-Journal, n e-wsp a p e r s have spoken most critically of Standard Oil. In this case, words don't be adequate to express their condemnation if.it should be shoAvn that Standard 'has been guilty of any .acts which have hampered the war effort. If that has happened, then no penalty could be too severe. Standard should be destroyed and the individuals responsible should be held up to eternal disgrace—additional to more immediate and .more, material punishments. -But we aren't going to condemn Standard Oil on the showings to date. We believe there is another side to the sto~y the Standard Oil side—that has not been fully presented. We shall .try to keep our minds open until Standard has had full opportumty to present its side. If it fails to use the opportunity, then the conduision must be that silence or evasion will be a confession of guilt. The One Minute Sermon He that poureth contempt upon princes, and caitseth them to wander in the wilderness, where there; is r,O:Way. Yet si.';teth he ana the poor on high vom .affliction, and maketh him families ' ~c a flock. The righteous shall see it, and rejoice- -u all iniquity shall stop her mouth. Whoso is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand the loving kindness of the Lord. —Psalms 10740 through 43. 'IN THE WORLD 2500,000 COMPETITORS/ FINLAND V&.SWEDEN, (941 NAftONftL WALKING MATCH TO DETERMINE WHICH NATION COULD QUALIFY THE GREATEST NUMBER To WALK 15 KILOMETERS (^ MILES) IH Z HOURS, 20 MJNUTES. FINLAND, i;400,000 SWEDEN.l.lOO.OOO Or- !"-* THE S4.4I2.000-A-YEAR-MAN 1-31 \ -^ \ \ \ \ ^ \ \ X .,«•/ \ _\ \. \ \ \ 1 \ \ \ \ \ vj \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ N \ \ \ \ \ \ \ ^ \ \ \ \ \ ^ \ \ \ \ \ • ^ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ s \ N \ \ \ \ ILLUSION 64 ONE-HALF INCH CUBES INSIDE OF A 2-INCH CUBE ML VISIBLE FROM AN OBTUSE ANGLE by WENDELL 0. RIBB1NK Bloornington, Indiana EXPLANATION OF CARTOON By ELEANOR ATTERBURY Chapter 23 One Mystery More Blindfolded, gagged, and bound and racing through the city streets as if speed laws didn't exist It couldn't possibly be really happening, Sharon thought wildly. It was too absurdly melo-dramatic. But, she tried vainly to free her hands, it was happening. Could it have been this about which the Countess had warned her, she thought, trying to brace herself against the car's wild lurching. Or, was it some scheme evolved by the Countess herself to get Sharon out of her way! And what had they done with Tom? Slipping across the widt- seat she made sure that she was the only "passenger." She was alone — with some madman -at the wheel. The car slowed now with a high whine of brakes and turned sharply. A sharp jolt and ,then the sound of a gate clanging shut behind them. The car stopped so abruptly Sharon was thrown forward onto her knees. Someone opened the door, lifted her out. "Sorry we had to handle you so roughly, Sharon." - It was Harvey Goodwin himself! He unfastened the gag pulled off the blindfold. For a moment, Sharon blinked at him, trying to focus her eyes and her thoughts. Then she giariced at the wrists, rubbed red by the handcuffs, and indignation came to a boil within her. "What in the name of heaven did you think you were doing?' she demanded, furiously. Goodwin opened the door to the plant office, snapped on a -light, motioned her inside. 'When he'd closed the door, he said quietly, "I am sorry to have tad to take such rough measures. I had to get Tom Stafford out of he way. J had the boys bind you up too, so Tom would not suspect you were an accomplice." "Oh!'.' Sharon rubbed her wrists 'Well, why didn't .you tell me?" "Because I wanted you to react quite naturally." He smiled. "And you did! I'm sure Pavlo has some bruised sh:.ns." "Pavlo is driving the car that s taking Tom to a safe place" Goodwin explained, grimly. Pavlo will see that he is put to leep for a few hours. And when young Tom wakes up again, he'll be back in my guest room and never know the awful 'head' he has is anything but a nasty han"- over! That takes care of the op- aosition—for tonight." Maybe, Sharon amended bilent- y. Tom may have been "high" nough to put cn a good act But ne hadn't been drunk. Tom was oo smart for that Furthermore, ie would certainly remember that cone on thsi terrace—hangover or lot! But, and. she shrugged away rom all that, that was tomorrow's 3rob2em and it would have to wait mtil then. Kight now, there was oo much else to worry about. Grim Errand "Here, put this on.' 1 Mr. Good- vm ordered, handins her a flan- r.el-lmed raincoat. "You are ririv- ng the second truck. Just follow me. Us hftcr eleven nov.- so we'll ,avc to step on it." She struggled into ihc o-e-- IZ °l C ? a \l turncd back lhc Beeves o that her h-ands were free. Bulled a man's cap over her nead •And better .take this—just in ase. Goodwin handed her the _ y little automatic he had car- wd on their trip to Half Moon Sharon drew back. "Ko. thunks I m move afraid of that than Jt TOuld be of a hold-up." I "Take, it,'' bf insisted curtly. | "And use it if you have to. Snap this release," he showed her, "and then pull the trigger. Aim -low ' WUh dread, Sharon felt him slip, the gun ; into the big sid< pocket of the raincoat. "All set?" he asked a momen later. Sharon couid only nod. They crossed the darkened yard toward the looming shadows o two big trucks Someone climbed down out of the cab of one as thej approached. "Everything all right?" Good win demanded sharply. "Yea, boss." "Good." Then "to Sharon "Up you go." She scrambled into the cab clutched the big wheel with cold trembling hands. The engine was already growling quietly. She waited until the truck ahead moved toward the gate. Then she released the brake, slipped the gear, left the big heavy monster under her take hold, move forward. They were off! The plant, in the southern part of the city, was some four miles from the warehouse on the docks To Sharon, that night it seemed forty. Goodwin led the way by circuitous back streets, little-trav- elled, but poorly lighted. And the fog which, had been pouring in from the ocean, curtailed the streets ahead. Eerily, the tall darkened buildings lining the streets loomed suddenly out of the fog, followed their passing with hollow, muffled echoes. Occasionally a traffic signal light blinked warningly. And from oui on the bay, fog 'horns wailed like lost souls. Numb with cold and with a fear that chilled her even more than the dank fog, Sharon kept her eyes fastened on .the truck ahead and prayed lor sheer physical courage to see this through. Finally, the big lumbering truck Goodwin drove turned into the Embarcadero: Clear out to the end and then finally into the yawning opening of a warehouse. Sharon pulled on the wheel, slowed cautiously as the truck ahead disappeared in the cavern of darkness. "Douse those lights." A gruff command shouted at her as she pulled in. Obediently, she snapped the switch and felt as ]f the darkness had pounced down at her. She ]erked the truck to a dead stop. "That's good. I'll take it form here." The same strange voice. Her eyes still unaccustomed to the dark, she tumbled her wav out of the truck's cab. stepped down onto the cold cement fioor. Then Goodwin spoke ju*t beside her. "That's all for now. You can wsit outside The truck will be ready to take back in about half an hour. Let us know if you .see any suspicious loiterers. Got it?" "Yes." Sharon didn't wait for any more. Only too glad to be cut of that black cave, she went out onto the street. Deserted, almost completely blacked out, the docks stood like Bulking, black monsters crouched as if to spring. Down the street, a lone night watchman prowled, his flashlight tracing long, ghostly fingers up the walls of the huge building. And the rest ot xho street beyond shrouded in white fog. Sharon shivered uncontrollably, saw her own breath make a little plume of smoke in the cold air She walked the icuuth O £ the iHiiJdinp: and back, briskly, tryrn* ,o rou-e the circulation" in her chuled body. I Back at the great doorway again, she was surprised to find it closed! Only the small door marked "office" remained unlocked. Stepping inside, Sharon found herself in a small, dimly lit room, crammed with tall filin° cases, an old-fashioned roll-top desk. A door opposite her opened into the warehouse. Pursuing the sound of voices beyond, she crossed the tiny office, peered into the gloom beyond. Mountainous piles of sacks on either side of. the huge building. Row after row disappearing into the darkness as it there were no end. Sacks of what, she wondered idly. Then she heard Goodwin's voice. "Put our cases on the bottom. The wheat on top. And pack them tight so they won't roll," he told someone sharply. "Remember these have got a long ways to go. Long? To Los^Angeles? Surely not more than a few hours by the slowest kind of freighter. Still— action 01 Whel'tT" ^^ her Her curiosity roused, Sharon stepped out of the light of the narrow doorway, into the gloom, W "i ed , doser to the sound of Goodwin's voice , n ,™ on ' i '" Goodwin interrupted. "Just do as I tell you. And make it snappy. Be sure you keep track of the code numbers. Now move." . Aware now of the many figures moving through. the darkness Sharon watched, fascinated. Silhouetted by the faint reflection of ight from the bay, . men passing to and fro through the side-open- Jng of the warehouse were plainly visible. And the superstructure of the small boat tied at the dock there. The burden each man carried made him grotesquely misshapen when, in the . instant he moved up the gang-plank, Sharon could see him. They worked. at top speed. Sta"~ gering up the gang plank with°a heavy load, returning on the run, to the gradually diminishing stack of boxes. Finally one of the men drew near enough Goodwin— and, unknowingly, Sharon— to say, "We've got the steel aboard, sir Shall -we start loading that wheat." "Rignt. Are the gas tanks full?" Yes, sir." "We'll pull out in" fifteen minutes, 'then." ' • "Aye, sir." Goodwin spun on his heel then walked directly toward where Sharon stood concealed in darkness. Before she could step out of his way, he had bumped squarely into her. He grabbed her in- stantlv. |'Who is it?" "Its I—Sharon." wincing under the cruel grasp of his finger* He released her. "I thought I tola you to stand outside? What are you doing in here?" ".Tust watching." "Do your vatching outside. then, --curtly. "I'm depending wam me i The National Wtiirligig ? The News Behind The News WASHINGTON By Ray Tucker P. B. I. AGENTS were denied the right to tap the •*• .Honolulu-Tokyo radio telephone for two months before the assault on Pearl Harbor because of Attorney General Biddle's preoccupation with the Harry Bridges deportation affair. . This sensational revelation was made by J. Edgar Hoover at a secret session of the House Judiciary committee during consideration of new enactments legalizing counterespionage. - ' ; . Late in August of last year Mr. Hoover's Hawaiian representative decided that Nipponese activities on the Islands would bear watching. .On September i he applied, to.Washington for permission to listen in on all Japanese lines of communication within t»j j ntor3 f and ' hose connecting with Japan Under departmental regulations no federal sleuth """ cut m on a wire without the specific approval pS£? ey J? e /f ral - U was not until October t L»K s chief legal officer got around to for- o,, = J --.;. h15 -«>nsent to the intelligence service at our Pacific outpost. During that critical period Mrf Biddle was investigating the alleged Communist practices of West Coast longshoremen. During the-protracted in- T£!!£L 0 "1 , ^ r> H . oover>s aides eavesdropped Mr Bridges' telephone in a New York, hotel The latter s various, defense committees lodged bitter pro- fhl -,£i-J tte De ? a f tmcht Of-Justice, demanded i.ie aireaC or the interceptor and tried to defeat confirmation of Mr. Biddle on-the basis of the incident. The.ultraliberal Philadelphian was so up- wL« y i eplso ? e that h e deferred action on Ihe Honolulu request until he had cleaned up the do- Side GlanceS"-By Galbraith 1- <l» V STAHTLED: Despite - this unhappy experience spokesmen for the Attorney General informed the committee that he insisted on retaining The authority to grant or withhold permission to wiretap even in cases involving espionage, sabotage or sub- versLve Activities. Mr. Hoover described the Hawaiian happenings to show why Mr. Biddle's'de- mand should be disregarded by the legislators The t-ongressional reaction appears to be anti-Biddle. Almost simultaneously the A. G. evidenced his tenderness toward enemy nationals by opposing the Russell-Stewart measures permitting their art rest on suspicion, especially those who have a previous criminal record but cannot be held under existing law. Almost two thousand foreigners of this class are now at large because they cannot be incarcerated. Assistant Immigration Chief Marshall E. Dimock explained that "Mr. Biddle reared the effect of such a catch-all scheme. England he said, rounded up.eighty, thousand aliens about ten years ago, and precipitated diplomatic repercussions throughout Europe. Under close examination he conceded that Britain's troubles \vore not pertinent because' she was not then engaged in a life-and- death conflict. Mr. Dimock startled his hearers by relating that three thousand wealthy American-born Japanese returned to their homeland a year before the Pearl Harbor blow and came back to propagandize for Tokyo on the West Coast. The D. of J. annarently knew all about that but did nothing. InYact, Mr. Biddle s slowness in arranging for removal of hostile agents from this area has brought protests from the Pacific states. C!at ? de R : Wickard h as stirred a quiet fuss in ig cureless with his. repeated demands for cs- .abhshment of a central agency to handle all phases of America s food problem. After battling unsuccessfully with Leon Henderson and Donald M Nelson for a realistic treatment of this vital question replying, but v,, ! -,. shar P rebuke, onaron back through the office to the damp, cold street outside. There as she paced slowly to Jreep from freezing she tried to organize her mpressions. Something told her there was much about tomglil's stran-e de- •elopments that .she did net understand. Too much! The vio- (Conunuea oa Comic Page) The Secretary of Agriculture has been given the task of providing eatables for Britain, Russia, China fm An 35 /?° ne ]" S job ' Bu - t th " g° ods " sre PiKng up on Atlantic and Pacific docks because the Army says it needs every inch oE space for weapons. Unless the stalemate is broken soon, Hawaii may run fearfully snort of bread and butter. The British recently tried to buy oils and fats in Africa but lound. themselves in competition with private American soap .interests. Mr. Wickard's efforts to expand m this field were handicapped by certain dollar-a-year men in WPB, The result was the same when he suggested-that the sugar shortage could be relieved if alcohol: makersT would ule grains instead of blackstrap molasses. He has no voice in the dispositio'n oE products brought into the.United States, although the°r£e ™«r y<! T de ? n l te e " SCt on his §row-for-victory nrn«r am . In short; the world's greatest granary- one—is being managed in a wasteful and - v .;-. manner. But there are signs that FDR is listemng to his Hoosier hog-caller. ' al±JJK NEW YORK • . ..r^, B r Albert N. Leman ANZACS are delighted to have.MacArthur's scrap- f A pers in New Guinea try to drive out the Jan invaders But back in 1875 their fathers had quite different ideas about.the presence of Americans in the strategic area. Fear of possible seizure of the territory by either the United States or Germany— a groundless worry-so far as , we were concerned caused Australians to send an expedition^" under a police-officer.to annex the land and the L-nion Jack over-P.ort Moresby of enemy ^-«—' ' ' corn. 1M2 ay NEA SERVICE: iNC-~T.'m.-»tcTurs. P^T. off. 3-3o t flamed between- the. mother country. and the Sr^S-^ methods -from this episode . of the tricks used by therelfeat,"n^ Ployed. Th s identical ruse was duplicated on ,, - e strong enough to tell them the lie with a straight face a proof that the Nazi regime is far from crfck ng 'on the home front, British intelligence reports, which have just arrived m this city, show that German production rCRclied an unprecedented peak in February ^or- cign .aborers, exclusive of war prisoner?, increased to more than tu- o million five hundred thousand- One million were Poles, three hundred thousand ° n ^ C ,£ undr ? d at1 d twenty-live thousand and the rest from Central Europe and the am« S .K £ cct ? itin S has not been satisfactory among the Russians but captive soldiers have been P"V to T°- r , °" t arms ancl «n ««1 mines, thus re, ° f^, XV '- hin thc ftX P a ^«d Reich for the ns factories. These two facts on propaganda and production mean' the Axis is far from weak on the eve or the spring offensive. ^Copyright McClure Newspaper Syndicate) "Look—the first forkfull I dig: for the new garden and up comes a swell worm! Which is more important, fish or vegetables?" Here And There In Texas By BRACK CURRY Associated Press Staff Writer packga punch in Uncle Sam's war effort. Peanuts squeexings can be used as a substitute for vital vegetable oils, and peanuts yield glycerine for manufacturing explosives. From a tidbit to be tossed-at circus . elephants or., munched at baseball games, the lowly peanut has attained a nev^dignity through war-stimulated demand for v'eee- table oils. ®- « *• , The bars are*do\vn .on*peanut production. sTexas farmers this year will triple^their 1 planting. New CropsJPushed," ^ Texas' agricultural *Jand-e scape is being * sculptured against a background" of,heavy« war-time demands*?or* farm* products yielding "vegetable oils. J? ... ',.*», » %1 * Veering away from* conven-*•, tional products;."fart-rfeft an*£ Texas are-shuhtin™ jnanx sta- .•*• pie farm crops* irtto *reduced> acreages in ' favo^tof ofl-pfo « ducing crops*su£h as p'e'aniitsi.** Govcrnmen't-enqp^tagetfvix*",!- pansion of production is* ecc- » pected to produce'the greatest" 1 been peanut crop'Sin^tHfe^ifstofy oE.** Texas with proportionate**fi-,».* nancial gain^> lor S'planter^ Texas — the' nation's greatest . agricultural state — from .its »i peanut crop will contribtne* * about 350,00»,000 pounds«o£«.J oil to Uncle Sam's war effort** * * * • "PARMERS of Texas , - 1 - asked by Secretary uj.,,.n»n- culture Wickard to grow'* 1 056 000 acres of peanuts in 1942,.o'r more than three times the* 19-11 acreage. Last year Texas devoted 343,000 acres to peanuts, which made an average yield of 500 wmds of nuts per acre and*a total production of 171,500000 pounds. ** The average production of 500 sounds of nuts per acre would yieid 150 pounds of oil ner acre and 1,000,000 acres would produce 150,000,000 pounds of oil compared with Texas production of 51 i 450,000 pounds of oil in 1941 » . * e Price Guarantee Set In mapping plans for greater production in the Southwest—including Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas —the government has guaranteed farmers a minimum price of S1.22 per bushel for No. 1 nuts. A farmer may p ] an t as much acreage in peanuts as he wishes, disregarding his acreage allotment, if the crop is sold on the peanut oil mar- xet, according to new AAA regulations announced by Benjamin Franklin Vance lTl rm ^ of Texas' United States Department of Apiculture War board. The AAA has made rangemehts with the Southwestern Peanut Growers' as, sociation to furnish' seed pea. huts to any produce'r ;'who wants to plant an acreage in excess of the allotment; ••These ' seeds may: be paid for'in cash or with a.note which may be paid by delivering an 'equal amount of pear.uts to an approved warehouse. and transmitting vthe warehouse ' receipts to the Commodity Cred" it corporation. * * « • .A AA regulations have ;. been - rl -amended so that one-half . of retired acreage, or. 12 1-2 per cent of the croo land; now can be planted to peanuts for oil purposes, provided the nuts,.are followed with a winter cover crop such! as rye, pats, barley, rye grass vetch or winter peas. . - " Peanuts are needed : for high- class edible oils to replace the'co- coanut, olive and other oils cut ofjt by the war, and for glycerine.' The crushed pulp is used as : .a cattle feed lf ,and the foliage becomes a good "hay crop. , • * •*» .* * * '-.: : ^ .-* Experiments Are Made" V, The United States-is ,ex-- J . pected to need about 12,500- m - W OOO.GOO pounds of crude", fats .»^nd* oils..this year, ' explains • 4 P.*E.-- York of the .AAA's .. Washington staff: Production -.. las i year »was 9,500,000,000 ; « ppunds-^mports have slumped j. from an average of 2,100,000,. "500 «in» the period 1936-40 ' to „. '1,400,000,000 last year. : * 4 Normally, about one-third of *, ,our^importsfcome from tatin America, 15 to 20 per cent f.'from^ Europe and Africa-and ,50.-* per cent from the ^Far •*.EVt» European exports have Jjsen.jcu^ off for' iivo years •and now.the Far Easffrn sup-* •PIT is shut off. Jhe Latin ai> ViAijierican supply ^a» not be t^A-.-j . -.ecfable' appr^i? . iritreased to "any *amount. gs? s ^* So Texans an ern farmersft\v|H Jia^e "to • pand enormouslj* the?# output *^ a of. peanuts. arid <£>tttef oii pro- * * ducing cropij|j'ean%t? are'ex-* * pected S5 give a^ extra'.800-r o» 000,000 pounds of oil. #^i * Ppf>r.'.i<5 ?.rf grown to some* extent in nearly aU» parts of Texas where «cotton 'gcoWs successfully. .Principal con?-. .• mercial peanut-growingiterea#«* are the sandy soils.in the we^t*« cross timber? region south-* „ west, west and northwest of '. » Fort Worth; the sandy :EO ils St m the general area of Atasco- » ' sa, Frio and Wilson - counties** * south and southeast of San An- . tonio. and eastern and north- »* '• eastern Texas. - - & v The Texas Agricultural Ex- *. penment station, lias conduct- 4 cd .experiments with peanuts in various parts of the slate to determine the best' varieties and methods of growing peanuts. • y Funny Business 'It's the new camouflage uni' hi. «ve,5 „„

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