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PAGEtiGHf-^ttfE MINING AVALANCHE Lubbock; Texos, Wednesday, April 1, 1 942 Dial 4343 For The Avalnnche-Jbiiraql Off let; LUBBOCK MORNING AVALANCHE "Starts The bay On The ISouth Plains" Published every morning ezcept Suntfsy »ml Monflaj »nd consolidated oa Sunday morning only. In the Sunday Avalanche- JournnJ by the Avtlanche-JcurosJ PybJUhtnj Company, Inc., .1211 Texas Avenut. ..--.• . ' ,-• . (SUBSCRIPTION RATES 8y mall e«ly: One year ts.95, dx months iS.IS, three monthn (2.00 end CDS monta We. By carrier only: Per 'nonib 76e; ComblnttioD Avalanche ana Journal 11.25 per, month. . CHAB. A. GOT <s ^B^f B > PARKER P. PRODTY Edltory end Publisher <! ^3ggP s> General Manazer Chas. W. Ratlin, Maafglng Editor It li nolr'the. intention to eatt reflection upon the character ol anyone kiowiagly, and li throosb error ne «nou!d, the m»n- ngt-ntfinr will rppreclate having our at/ration called to same and will gladly correct any erroneous statement aade. An independent Democratic newjpapir supporting in its editorial columns the principles which it believtj to be right and opposite those questions which It believes to be wrong, regard- lew o: petty politics publishing the nen-s fairly aad Impartially at ali times. MEMBER OP THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Frets is exclusively entitled to the u.ie to: pub- l-cation or all newii dispatches credited to It, or not otiierwisn. credited in this psper. end alro the Ircal news published herein. Entered as Second-class Mail Matter at the Fostoffice at Lubbock, Texas, according to provisions of the Act ol Cocjress of March f, 1613. and under tit ruling of the Postmaster-General Member o£ Associated Press Pull Leased Wire Service OUR PLEDGE pledge, allegiance to the Hag of the United .States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands; One Nation, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for oil. An Encouraging View THE STATEMENT by Gen. Sir. Thomas i Blarney, the Australian commander-in- chief of United Nations' land forces in the Southwest Pacific, that "next year will decide whether Australia will live or die as a nation" presents a more optimistic view of the situation in that war effort than most Americans have dared to have. The general impression among Americans has been that the Battle for Australia lies in the immediate future. Their impression has been that it is likely to be decided one way or the other within a few weeks, or, at the longest, within a very few months. That, of course, would not" mean the over-running of the island continent. But it would mean the battle for the control of the small areas into which most of the population and its industries are concerned. However, the expectations in this nation .have been based on nothing very definite. They have been impressions drawn from .the fact that modern warfare moves swiftly and the further fact, acknowledged by the Japanese, that they must win quickly. Even with the conquests already to their credit, the Japs ,are not .'.in--p_osjtion to survive a-long war. feilBut-of the people in the Americas have N'npthing^definite on which to base forecasts 'as"to'tHe duration of events in the Southwest Pacific, General Blarney does have. He is in the position to know w'hat he is talking about. And he is talking about events spread over an entire year. If that is the situation, it is most encouraging. It means additional time for America's war production of men and materials to gain further speed. It means that the results of that production will become increasingly a factor in the battle and ."the war—and it is not denied that American production is the chief hope, if not the only hope, of an eventual victory for the United Nations. - This, however, is an optimistic outlook -which should not arouse the sort of hope that might cause the lagging that inevitably results form over-confidence. Because, certainly, the best possible view of the situation does not justify over-confidence among the United Nations. Believe It Or Not -By Robert Ripiey Dallas' Good Example T] S HE DALLAS city administration has an- 1 .nounced a program of drastic war-time economics which should'be studied cure- fully by the officials of all cities. It contains suggestions from which any city .might benefit a|; a time when the taxpayer :• must "look-to the state, county, city and ; lesser political entities for any relief from . the tax load he must carry. Important features of the.Dallas war: time economy plan include the deferment untilhappier times of all improvements of /various kinds that can be postponed, and the decision not to replace those employes who are called into the armed services except in unusual cases. Dallas officials have announced also that "salary increases will not even be discussed." The postponement of improvements should serve several purposes, one being the accumulation of a reservoir of work for the_time when jobs will be needed. The decision not to replace employes called into the armed services will mean more work for those continuing on the payroll, but that should be considered a most trifling sacrifice. The attitude toward wage increases does not apply to Lubbock because city employes here recently were given boosts, most of the increase going to lower brackets, with none going to the higher brackets. ^Dallas has set an excellent example. It is one that conscientious city officials everywhere should riot be slow to follow. WHAT TRIBE OF PEOPLE DID /VOTCHANGE THEIR CLOTHES IN NEHEM/AHg^f WORLD FAMOUS WRESTLE R MEASURED INCHES AROUND HIS ARM / ; l WOULD RATHER BE AS THIN AS I AM THANASFATAS I WOULD BE IF I WERE AS FAT ASIAMTHIN" Staff Photographer- t^Joui-nal.fowa. COT IHZ. f** Tcirjic* STC^L-^. tr.c. VerM nc^Ci n TWO-TAILED _ PIG. Owned cy MRS.IRA GONGWER Fairfox.Iowa Pmey ' THE 54,412,000-A-YEAR.MAK EXPLANATION OF CARTOON By ELEANOR ATTERBURY The One Minute Sermon --Wnvspever-beiieveth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him. By this we know that we love the children of God. when we love God, and keep his commandments. For this Is the love of God, that we keep his commandments and his commandments are not grevious. ' Fur whatsoever is born of God over- cometh the world! and this is the victory that o.vercometh the Vvorld, even our faith. —I John 5; 1 through 4, Chapter 24- On The Level? Across the street and down half a block, the lights of an all-night lamburger stand winked faintly through the fog. He had said it would be fifteen minutes, anyway, before they could start. Plenty of time to get a cup of coffee. And, she glanced up and -down the emp.y street as she crossed, she could see any 'loiterers' coming in plenty of time to warn Goodwin. A sleepy proprietor drew her a steaming cup of fragrant, hot coffee, slapped her nickle into the cash register, and went bock to his magazine without 'a word. Sharon, perched on the stool at the end of" the counter so she could watch the door and the street beyond, sipped the hot coffee gratefully, felt warmth flow back into her chilled body. And with it renewed courage. She was just finishing her second cup when the two men walked in. Startled because they seemed to have appeared out of the cobblestones, she was instantly aware of their scrutiny. If these •were the 'loiterers' Mr. Goodwin was expecting she could understand perfectly why he had been insistent .she stand watch! Two harder, grimmer looking faces she'd never seen. She drained her cup, set it down slowly. If she left now, they might be suspicious. It would look as if she were running away. Calmly she pushed her cup across the counter. "More coffee, please." The two men ordered coffee, each took a part of the dog-eared,, newspaper stuck in the empty' paper-napkin rack, seemed . absorbed in the news. Seemed, Sharon thought watching them covertly, because even her slightest gesture did not go unobserved, the was sure of that. Finally, when she could stc.il no longer, she slipped down off the stool, made herself walk slowly to the door, close it deliberately behind her. Then, careful not to huiry until she was out of sight, she slipped into shadows, raced down the block to where she stool opposite the big warehouse. Then she stopped a moment to 'look back. She saw the two men leave the stand, start down the street towards her. They 'walked slowly, almost as if aimlessly. Probably she was just imagining their surveillance. After all any lone woman in a waterfront. hamburger stand would arouse suspicious interest Particularly one dressed in a man's cap and raincoat! She suppressed a litlie laugh as she realized what grotesque appearance she must make now! Then, boldly, she stepped out into the street, hurried across, walked directly past the narrow office door, into the shadow of the next building. There agin, she turned to watch the two strangers. They were crossing the street toward her. Turning back, she walked more quickly toward the warehouse. The men behind her quickened their pace too. Sharcn began 1o run. Behind her, the sound of running steps drawing nearer. A scream lept to her iips, bust just as she -gained the office door, closed.-it behind her, locked it. "Mr. Goodwin." *- V 1 - 'i-h''^° Danger—Yet* - Instantly he appeared, a black sco\vV oh his face distorting it so she clapped her hand over her lips as if-'fo rail back the scream. "They followed me," she explained. "Two men. The/ ran— outside now I think," Turning, Goodwin snapped off the light. "Keep quiet," he said savagely. Moving to the one window, he watched, motionless. In the silence, Sharon could hear the thunder of her heart. Behind her, from the warehouse, someone appeared, stood waiting. Goodwin, as if he'd sensed rather than hesrd the man appear, turned, muttered a terse, "No danger—yet. Probably they'll be batk. .Give out the big guns—and plenty of ammmunition." The man nodded, turned without speaking. Outside the lights of a solitary passing car flooded into the room for a moment. Long enough for Sharon to see plainly, the tall man who stood beside her. "Dennis!" she gasped, clutched his arm. "You here?" "Don't talk!" Goodwin commanded. Dennis hesitated, the turned back toward the warehouse, disappeared. After that, Sharon heard the deep growl of men's voices lowered, heard the metallic click as guns were leaded. "A young arsenal" IJennis had described it, Sharon remembered now as many facts came out into the clear' to be fitted into a logical picture. Of course, This was the warehouse Dennis* had' been working all this ;ime. Why hadn't she thought of that? And this the precious Montana wheat. But what had ali this to do with the shipment-of Sierra steel valves and why—who— If there were guns—there would be shooting! And Dennis in the thick of it! But Dennis didn't know much mora about firing a gun. than, she did. Much less a machine' gun! Besides—^what if he should get excited and really shoot someone! This was no place, for a hot-headed boy like Dennis. Mr. Goodwin should have had more judgment than to— Spurred by her anxiety, she ran back into the office where Goodwin still watched at the weather- stained window. "What are you thinking of to let Dennis work in a place like this where— "Keep still." The command came like a physical .blow. , Stunned, Sharon waited for him to explain. When he didn't, she tired again. "Did you realize how much danger—^" "Certainly. / You're in it too, now, don't forget!" "But—what is it—why shouldn't you call the police if there are dangerous enemies?" Goodwin turned on her. Even in the dimly lit room, she felt the ferocity ox his scowl. "Keep your questions to yourself. Understand? Do what you are told and keep your mouti< .5 h _"*." He disappeai-ep*, then into the shadows of the huge, cavernous warehouse. All the growing distrust that had been fraying loose from the edges of her thinking for the past several days began to tangle now in a knot o£ determination. Fumbling her way through the dusty darkness, she tried to locate Dennis. Ears straining for the sound of his voice, she stumbled along, feeling a treacherous path through the piles of sacks, coming up smartly against the sharp corner of a packinc case every now and than. Suspicion She had pushed her -.vay nearly to the end of the warehouse before she discovered him. Posted like a sentry not ten yards from the foot of the gangplank, Dennis stood—holding B machine gun! No one moved up the gangplank now. No one moved on the dark- ened boat behind. She wasn't even sure it really was Dennis standing there so tense, so still, Until he challenged her in a harsh whisper. "Who is it?" "Me. Dennis," she . answered, moving toward him. "You better get out of here " "What about you?" He glanced around, bent close to her ear. "I can't. But you beat it. Quick." "But why, Dennis? What is it all about?" "We've been suckers, sis," he whispered so low she could scarcely understand him. "But you beat it now before there's any shooting." She shook her head. "And leave you here? I can take it if you can." "Listen. Don't be a fool!" he hissed. "I don't know what's going on here. But it's not on the level. I know that." "What do you mean?" "I mean we've been- herded in this barn like cattie for two days now. They been afraid we might tip somebody off!" Sharon heard him swear softly.- Then, "Talk about your concentration camps. I'm warning ' you, sis. Get out of here." Her terror mounting, Sharon nodded. Of course she wouldn't leave him now! But no use to worry him. She drew back out of his sight. As she diu, zh~ lieard Goodwin's voice almost at 'her shoulder. He had, she realized instantly, stood there all the tune. Probably .he hart heard their conversation. Panicked, she listened to his curt command. "Be careful how you talk, Doyle," came the sharp warning. "We're not' taking chances with squealers. Make a complete check of the building outside. Report back here." Outside! When they might."open fire, any minute! Sharon was horrified to see Dennis step out onto the ledge of wharf along the warehouse, disappear. Barely wide enough for a man to walk on, it was made of open pilings through which you could see the black water of the bay sloshing against the timbers supporting it. Sharon peering after him, was frantic lest, in the dark, he take a misstep, fall head-long against those pilings bristling with sharp scale. "I. didn't intend that you should be subjected to this experience, Sharon." Mr. Goodwin's smooth courtesy now was grimly ironic. Sharon instantly preferred his anger. "However, this situation is well in hand. If you do as you are told, you will be in no immediate danger. Go back to the off ; ce up front now. I wi',1 meet you there in a few moments." "Yes, Mr. Goodwin," almost automatically. But she moved only far enough to convince him she was.really going back. Then, slipping back to the door, she waited, her eyes fixed on the narrow walk down which Dennis had disappeared, her heart throbbing convulsively. Bu p ; the darkness eave up no Dennis. As if he'd.^ORn swallovred up completely, no sound came save the endless sucking of the black waters below. (To Be Continued) IN A HIGHER KEY PRATT, Kas. </O—The war has opened an opportunity for son? writers to write a new crop of singing telegrams for soprano voices. The Pratt telegraph office already has hired one girl messenger who rides a bike as well as singing birthday greetings on occasion. The National Whirligig The News Behind The News WASHINGTON By Ray Tucker E Navy's delay in doling out Hews of victorious ••*• engagements in the Pacific has subjected Frank Knox's publicists to a severe panning on and off Capitol Hill. Suspicion has been stirred'that cheering information is withheld deliberately until it becomes necessary to offset word of defeats. Therefore the Impression has spread that all war news undergoes doctoring for psychological causes. That charge has no foundation for the following understandable reasons: Should a unit of our fleet radio any data on the progress or outcome of a battle, most of which must be fought in areas encircled by enemy island:;, the Japs easily could spot our ships' location by a simple process" of triangulation through the use of direction finders. A code message containing the names of vessels in action would be broken down by hostile decipherers in a few hours. The element of time also is involved before participating craft can return-to a base whence the story may be flashed in safety. Lastly, the returned squadron must be repaired and refueled before any dispatches can be sent. Other%vise the foe might stage a sudden surprise attack before the damaged and depleted boats could be readied for another fight. The offensive against Marcus Island, for instance, was made on March 4th. Not a word of the affair reached Washington until March 12th, when our complements had returned to a home port. The admiral asked a fen-day interlude in order that he might refit his warships. So the official release was not handed to the pi-ess until March 25th. Mr. Knox has urged all commanders to narrow the gap between the event and its telling, but he stipulates that they err on the side of security rather than publicity. * » • BEAH: The President has wrapped up all the federal agencies engaged in postwar planning—there are about six—into one bundle and placed them in the hands of an eminently conservative businessman and agriculturist from Boston, Henry I. Harriman, former president of the United States Chamber of Commerce and a stepfather of the ill-fated N.R.A. In'the initial performance of his mission, Mr. Harriman will visit England to consult with economists, industrialists and statesmen assembled there, under the auspices of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. But he looks forward more expectantly to the trip he has scheduled to Moscow, where he anticipates a talk with his old acuaintance, Joseph Stalin. F.D.R.'s shaper of things to come is one of perhaps ten Americans who has established fairly friendly contacts with the Soviet dictator. Like most realists, the Yankee prophet knows that Russia will have a dominant voice at any peace table and that her future direction may determine the trend which long-time events will assume. Together with men like Joseph E. Davies, W. Averell Harriman, William L. Batt and Harry Hopkins, Mr. Harriman believes that the Kremlin will snap out of its Communistic shell after the conflict. He thinks ; —or. hopes—that it will play an active and constructive part in a universe cleansed and revolutionized by the shedding of blood. In other words, he expects that the big, bad bear will behave like a good boy. * * * RUN: President Roosevelt has made the startling discovery that his No. 2 man—Henry A. Wallace las few qualifications as an executive or administrator. The Vice-President's old pals in Agriculture could have slipped this tip to the White House long ago but F.D.R. learned it the hard and slow way. The Chief Executive has piled job after job on the Iowa boy whose nomination he demanded at Chicago. .He named him head of S.P.A.B.; he placed him in charge of the Economic Defense Board; he entrusted him with problems involving South America. Mr. Roosevelt's hope had been to groom the Senate's presiding officer as an understudy so that he could take over if an emergency required the President's presence elsewhere. But the shy, philosophical agriculturist shrank from routine work demanding spot decisions and actions. He has been merely.a figurhead. Mr. Wallace apparently senses his shortcomings, for it is -understood that he will ask to be relieved of his extra-curricular activity and confine himself to Throttle-Bottoming on Capitol Hill.. He has not rated headlines or busied himself witht his additional duties for months. The Presidential disillusionment may have political repercussions in 1944, for Henry was supposed to be the top man's choice as successor. But with the crown prince showing no martial instincts, F.D.R. may have to look elsewhere. Indeed, he might have to run himself! NEW YORK ' By Albert N. Leman rpHE grim determination of Hitler to mass unsup- f- pressible might against Stalin in the- coming spring carnage can be gauged by this confidential report just received from intelligence agents abroad: To scrape together every bit of. manpower, he ir. actually recalling Jewish skilled laborers from exile and forcing them into factories in the Reich, thus releasing other men for work on the new fortifications along the Vistula. When the Nazis invaded Poland, Jews were barred from all trades except tailoring and shoemaking. They had been employed widely in the textile business. Now they are being brought back and today over eighty thousand of them are at the looms in the Lodz area alone. The Germans have introduced a novel organization of collectives. In-the Warsaw ghetto seven big garment shops have approximately one thousand men each. Every plant is given a high production quota. If the job is not completed within the time limit the entire group faces internment in the notorious Dachau concentration camp. Similar goals are set up for other industries and toilers who fail are ruthlessly punished. Even now sabotage persists. Recently a cabinet-making collective intentionally turned out several thousand window frames and doors which were either too large or too small. Every person who had anything to do with the construction was packed off to the dreaded barbed wire prisons. * * * RAIN: New York's big men's clothing stores, staring at the handwriting on the wall, are trying a voluntary experiment in rationing suits, overcoats, and topcoats. .If the test it; ^successful, they will include shirts, socks, and shoes later. Transactions are booming, which proves that the public is in a .hoarding mood. One famous concern's receipts jumped one hundred and fifty per cent over last year's. People were trying to beat the gun by laying in wardrobes before this morning's new federal restrictions were slapped down on cuffs, pleats, patch pockets and vests with double- breasted jackets. Business is expected to continue good as folks anticipate wool shortages. The salesmen limit one unit p^r customer. This is simple in the case of charge account purchasers but complications are expected among those who shop around from placa to place. Merchants in other cities are watching the Manhattan "guinea pig'' trial. They are-somewhat skeptical regarding human nature. Will a counter clerk curb his natural inclination to sell and will a buyer keep away from the second store? Yet if th'e self imposed regulation should not work, Washington will step down hard, as governments already have done in Europe. The well- dressed Londoner in six months an buy a coat, vest, pair of trousers and spcks. Berlin's Hermann gets pants, waistcoat.and 'Stockings made of. ersatz which often "melts" in the rain Rome's Tony can only secure a s-jit of poor quality and a workman's shirt. (Copyright McCIure Newspaper Syndicate) "What is a Democrat?" ciir sori in high school asked us. Does anybody know thf ; answer? Side GlancesHBy-Galbraith COPE. 1XJ BV HE* SEHHCt. Ne..T.M.JttO..U..g. »T.OfT My wife's been hollering at me to get more exercise, boss! It'll be a good joke on her when she find* out I enlisted today in the Navy!" Here And There In Texas By LEDGERWOOD SLOAN Associated Press Staff. Writer rpHEY sat up with Mac the night -L before the big Hereford from Mason county waddled into the arena to be judged grand champion steer o£ the Fort Worth Fat Stock show. If Mac even looked thirsty he got a drink pronto. When Mac panted a bit an electric fan played gently on his broad back. "IE you had something .potentially worth a couple of thousand dollars you'd sit up with it too," drawled County. Agent Frank Newsom. Mac brought $1,800 at the auction of champions.' The money went to Milton Samuel Eckert, 16-year-old 4-H Club boy who had .fed arid cared for the calf a year. Milton's father, Wesley Eckert, and County. Agent Newsom felt well rewarded for their help. ***'"•. This Tells The Story The vigil over Mack helps explain why calves fed by Mason county sons have won 43 grand championships—in addition tc a score of 'lesser prizes — during 10 years of tough competition with animals fed fay some of the best men in the business'. These titles include the International at Chicago, the American Royal at Kansas City and shows at Denver, San Francisco and in Tennessee. "We watch all the little things." said Newsom. Mac also-was grand champion at the San Angelo show this spring. Another calf fed by Calvin Leifeste of Mason county was tops at Houston and sold for $2.27 a nound. The Mason delegation will show at El Paso but doesn't plan to show outside the state this war year, Newsom said. * -* * «TT JUST doesn't happen nor - 1 - is it luck for a boy feeder to make a success," Ne-.Vsom continued. "It serverance, requires work, per- cooperatibn, good judgment and experience." _ Selection of the calf is of prime importance. "The top kind must be straight on their legs, have straight lines be compact in body, low set and carry a flash, or style that will last through the feeding period," the county agent explained. Mothers, dads, big sisters and the county agent help Mason lads 'But if a boy doesn't do the biz end of it he doesn't get over' Newsom observed. "His interest must be in it and at feeding time he must be there. He's got to sit in the saddle." * * * It Means Work That means less time for games- For instance, the calf must be walked daily. Unless the calf is exercised -he gets patchy instead of smooth," Newsom said. "Smothness is what puts him over." Mason county boys' follow a feeding formula which includes Vitimin A, mineral oil and other frills but isn't static, "We work on the formula constantly but change it gradually. The 1942 steers 'got a ration similar to that fed during the successful year of 1939 because . we moved off the ration some in 1940 and 1941 and didn't do so good," Newsom added. The county won eight championships in 1939 including the International at Chicago. During summers the boys haul creek sand to the feeding lots and wet it down daily to keep the calves cool. S UCH care pays big dividends. Newsom estimated that during the last six years Mason youths have grossed about $12,000 annually from their feeding. Kanchmen and civic leaders help out with the expenses of trips to livestock shows. "We stay with the boys," said Newsom. "At the end of the se_a- son a committee .contacts our- people and asks them to take the tail .-end of the stock at a fair price. We try to see that every boy breaks even on his feeding, or nearly so, in order that he won't become discouraged." Mason, a county of only 5,387 population, became breeder-feeder conscious 20 years ago. Then its livestock 'clubs were ,v organized by Dor W. Brown, now <r of Williamson county, whs- w^ '" one of Texas' first county agenrif} Brown was followed by W. iT ~Marschall, now of Toru Green, It. B. Tate, now of Nolan, and Newsom, who came from Menard. All are natives of Hill county. The first livestock honors 'were won by a girl, Audrey Fay Kidd, now Mrs. 'Francis Kothmann of Llano, showed the grand champion at the San Angelo show in 1932. Another girl, Hazel Hores- ter, won with her calf at Houston in 1933. ; 'J. D. Jordan is the : county's chEJnp_5on feeder. He won 10 firsts, including the American Royal at Kansas City, during 1935, 1936 and 1937. Other winners include sons from the families of Kidd; — G r o t e, Lehmberg, McMillan, Pluenneke, Priess and Hahn. Mason's 969 square miles are well adapted to the raising of fine livestock. Its grasses — including the curly mesquite, buffalo and grama — are high in nutritive value gained from underlying i minerals. • • , • • ( The county claims more expert f feeders _per square inch than any other in this raising state. great iivestock- The only way to be an optimist today is to put rose-colored lensew in a telescope and look through" the wrong end of it at the luiure." Business Another way the "soap operas'* increase the sale of soap is through causing millions or women to cry, making it necessary that they wash their fac*>-s an extra time daily. 'It's the doctor'* wife buying: egcs again!"