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Lubbock, TexoS; Thursday, April 2, 1942 LUB&OCK MORNING AVALANCHE •"Slews Tile Oay Oh :Th«"South Plains" Puuiidita every morning'except Sunday and Mondav sue con *.:!i?:^ d .f D .?- un *?».. B »n»n« only-m'the Sunday y -" ! ° C?B rns; F •- SUBSCRIPTION RATES'" CHAS. A. G Editor and PubH«.r <-bas. W. .RitllH, Managing Editor An independent Democratic newrpaper tupportinx in lit f lal columns, (be Principles «vMrti it otliivw lo 6e AgM opposing those questions which H oe!itv« to «» «?nn« ?.V P " h " sh1ng «". V/wJ'.SfriTTA 7 MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED "pRESJl Member of f fe s. Pull leased OUR PLEDGE \A/E pledge allegicnce to the flog of the United States of America, and to the Republic for Razor Blades And Sfee! ANOTHER Washington tempest centers 1 m the Office of Price Administration over safety razor blades. From all the talk- one might conclude that the war hinges on the steel used in the blades. Relatively, the quantities are trifling. If every male among the 44,000 000 of "shaving age" in the U. S. used a new blade every day, only 15,000 tons of steel would be annually required. The type f w£dely - USed weighs onl > r of a gram. It takes 45359 grams — about 525 blades — to make a pound. If official reports are true that 2,400,000,000 blades are to be produced this year, it will represent less than ?,500 tons of steel. These figures may seem large in the abstract. They dwindle in comparison with the fact tha't the smallest modern battleship exceed 35,000 tons. Obviously, every male' doesn't shave every day. A recent survey disclosed that only one man in seven does. And they average nearly three shaves per blade". Then there are several million electric razor users, not to mention the shaves which still are a mainstay of the barber business. Likewise, many men still cling to the old straight-edge and a -good many others let their whiskers grow. All factors ^considered, it is doubtful whether razor blade rationing would mean the savings of five tons of steel daily _ which is mighty little to waste time with when so many matters or real gravity would seem to demand the time of men in important official positions. " Riom's Trials "Suspended TRIALS of five leaders of pre-war France A 021 charges of responsibility for their nation's fall have been an obvious travesty. ';= But there are causes to regret the orders from Adolf Hitler which caused the trials "suspended" without expectation of being resumed. Ori trial were two former premiers, Daladier and Blum; former Generalissimo Gamelin; former Air Minister la Chambre; and Pierre jacbmet, former administrator of defense industries. Unquestionably they must share the responsibility for their nation's degenra- tion. They failed as leaders. But the chief responsibility for the fall of France is France herself. France chose her own leaders.. She chose those who, like herself, refused to recognize realities, who refused to see the catastrophe gathering in Gcr- . many. She refused to: listen'to" men like de Gaulle, present-.leader of the Free French, who drew .storms of most violent criticism upon himself when he' pleaded for. strengthening of air and mechanized forces.. The plain.truth of the business was that" the French, then the third richest nation on earth, wouldn't spend the money that might have saved France — money that fell into the hands; of Adolf Hitler. " "\Yhen France fell, it was under leaders who were leading in the direction that the French demanded that they be led. France would not follow any other leadership. A.nd when disaster came, the fault was not so much with the leaders as with the French, people taken as a whole. lt: wasn>t especially surprising that, in the fury of bitterest disappointment, the f rench began looking around for victims upon whom to place the blame. That is a natural inclination, b^th for individuals and formations. They seek the means of attempting to ease the consciousness of their own guilt and failings. So five prewar leaders were selected as intended sac• rificial goats. To have preceeded with the trial and, perhaps, to have punished these men would have been the worst sort of injustice. Still, it is regrettable for the United Nations that the trials were halted. The evidence might have revealed something helpful to thorn. Obviously, it wasn't to * the liking of Adolf Hitler. Otherwise he would not have stopped the trials. Perhaps -our .secret agents may know already what it was. about the {rials that vas proving distasteful to Adolf. If not, 'hoy know something exists. II is their job ib find it, and the most difficult part of the job is solved for them. They know where to hunt. Time to come may prove that the trials of Biom have put them on the scent of something that will help to point in the direction-of victory. Believe If Or Not—By Robert Ripley ~\\ WEST POINT i WE ARGK4Y UNI FORMS IN HONOR OF TOE HOMESPUN UNIFORMS WORN By GEN. WWFIELD SCOTT'S BUFFALO BRIGADE IN THE WAR OF 1812 C WO DY£S FOR COLORMQ. WfRE OBTAINABLE AT rue T/ME) SMALL AFRICAN ANTELOPE HAS BRITTLE HOLLOW HAIR, AND FEET SO SMALL THAT THE ANIMAL CAN EASILY -THE . GREAT AUK WHOSE WiK&SWcRE USELESS FOR MIGRATED FROM GREENLAKDroVlRGINIA ALL ITEMS SELF-EXPLANATORY EXPLANATION OF CARTOON By ELEANOR ATTERBURY The CHAPTER 25 Captured heart-stopping Sharon waited for Dennis to *..:urn along . that treacherous catwalk seerr^d like eons carved out of eternity. Fruitlessly, her mind pursued , one plan after another. Should she go after Dennis? Should she ask one of the shadowy figures moving through the warehouse to go to his aid. Because surely he had had time to walk around the building? Something must have happened to him. There must be some way she could— And then she saw him—moving quickly, sure-footedly along the narrow walk. Forgetting, for the moment, her disobedience oE Goodwin's orders, she stepped out of her hiding place, ran toward slipping, Sharon searched ior Dennis. Goodwin she located al- moments most immediately. Moving rapid- "Oh, Dennis! I thought sure"Hush." He put a hand over her Tiouth. "You are going to have to learn to obey orders, Sharon," Goodvin's voice like a steel knife at her back. "Any sign of disturbance, Doyle?" "Plenty, sir. The building is surrounded." "Are you sure?" "Absolutely. I waited out there until I saw at least half a dozen men slip put of the next building, start moving in on us." Goodwin muttered an oath, spoke rapidly to the men. "Carry out your orders. Fire the minute you see them." Then, grasping Sharon's arm, he pro- jelled her up the gang plank onto he deck o£ the darkened boat. 'You get below—and stay there," he snapped. "And this time—do as -our told!" He thrust her down a narrow ompanionway with such violence Sharon clutched at a hand rail to ceep from falling. Below a small ight was burning. For a moment, he couldn't think why it all looked so familiar. Then she realized. This was. Goodwin's own yacht, Ladybird. She'd only been aboard once and then just for a-few moments. Eut she was sure it was the same. The same boat — she pushed along the passageway to the main cabin — but stripped now of its elaborate furnishing. And piled high with ecu-go! Bags of -wheat, she noticed. And under that'wneav —the steel! Was Goodwin taking the shipment to Los Angeles himself? Was that what he meant when he said he \vas taking no chances thnt this ioad be lost too? Was it because— • The sharp report oE a gun redirected her thoughts. Shooting! She raced back to the companionway, up to th< main deck. Dimlv, she saw hurrying figures in the gloom Shrinking intc a. shadow, Sharon watched, listened. If only Dennis weren't in there. Why hadn't he stayed with his good, sale gas station job? And why was h« so frightened, so pure hr. 'couldn't get avvay : ! She had to find him Once more she ran back into that fateful building. Her eyes accustomed now to the dark^ identified none of the men moving near her. Under foot, omething crunched softly. Stooping, -.she touched it with her hand. Grain! The wheat: They \vere ripping open the sacks, dumping the precious wheat out onto the floor. boy "Spread it as thin as you can, someone muttered, panting as he clambered up the pile of 57>ek«, slashing at each of the fat ly from one point to another, his sharp commands losing none of their authority because he whispered them. But still no Dennis. Circling : to keep out of Goodwin's way, she went back to the side opening. Maybe he had made his escape. Maybe he ha'd gone along that cat-walk, dropped to the barge, made his way across that to the next dock. It would be one way to get out without run.- ning into Goodwin. And, if you moved quickly, perhaps without running into any of the men Dennis saw. She would try anyway. She might even get through to call help for Goodwin. Slipping out,along the narrow catwalk, she wondered now why she hadn't thought of it before. Goodwin would have refused her permission, of course. Naturally, he-was trying his best to protect her. Anxious, distraught, he must be out of his mind with the fearful weight oE responsibility. That would account for his strange be- haviour. If she could only get help to him in time. The' bulky raincoat hampered her so, when she got to the end of the walk, stood some ten feet above the barge rocking gently below, she pulled off the coat, roll- struggle was only a waste of her strength, stood quietly without answering. '•Better speak up, girlie. Tell us what you-kn.iw about what's going on over there." Still Sharon didn't answer. Had he actually seen her" leaving the warehouse, she tried to guess. Or was he just leading her into betrayal with his questions. His grip on her arm tightened. Speak up. Who are you?" "My name is Sharon Doyle—if that means anything to you." she said coolly. "What you doing down here." "That's my business." "Oh, no it ain't! Not altogether. It gets to be our business when little girls dress up in men's coats and climb around the wharf where they don't belong. Now speak up. What's going on?" Sharon glanced at her second ed it into a bundle, down onto the barge. dropped il A moment later, she followed it. The jump dazed, her for a moment, set the small barge to lurching. When she'd caught her breath again, she pulled on the coat, ran across the barge to a short ladder, up that to the next pier. That was easy, she thought, congratulating herself as she stepped into the shadow again, and turning, waited to listen for any sign that she had been seen. Not a movement anywhere. The whole waterfront seemed to lie sleeping. One certainly.would never suspect the frenzy of activity going on in the big warehouse she had just left, she -thought. Maybe Dennis' excitement' had set his imagination on fire. Probably the 'men closing in' were merely watchmen making their rounds. Sharon, her breathing going back to normal now, started down the long pier, keeping well to the shadcw of the .build?ag. A hundred ^yards ahead she saw the gateway to the street beyond. A hundred yards .between her and help for 'jbodwin—and Dennis! . Then she felt a hand close on her ai-m r felt herself jerked to an abrupt halt. "Where you going, sissy?" a . • Uline dust from ihc j do) prcd nig gutferal demand from a "bulky figure who had stepped out of the shadow. So frightened :she could not speak, Sharon reacted automatically. Her tarror giving her redoubled strength, she tried to fight loo«e of this steely grip on her arm. Jerking -Irsc-. she turned, raced toward the open gateway. And, but for the bulky raincoat, she mi^ht have made it. But its long flapping skirt whipped around her knees, swaddled her effectively"' Her pursuer, only a few paces behind, overtook her, checked her flight this time by swingin^ a powerful aim sround her = waist holding her so tight she could only tlail his broad chest with he- fists "Not o fast, girlie." ho ?aid setting her on hftr feet again,' but keeping firm ho'id of her arm while a rccond figure appeared, held her other arm captive. "What were vou " ' :ht?" . down here time of ~"'*nns, V*^OT. ,jvm nn: M.rtiu:rt:ci f mpnt j wheat choked her as stumbling, j .Sharon, realizing that further captor who stood, a tall silent shadow beside her. "What i£ I don't choose to tell." "Then we'll just assume you're guilty." He turned to the silent one. "Huh, boss?" The man nodded. "Guilt of what?" Sharon demanded, realizing now that the longer she could stall, the more time Goodwin would have to prepare against this mysterious attack. He might even get the Ladybird underway if he had time enough. "Well, I reckon you know more about that than we would." The big burly man chuckled softly. "What are they loading onto that boat over there?" "Peanuts," Sharon answered flippantly.- '-•• • "Better tell us what you know, lady. It'll go pretty tough \vith you otherwise." "Is it your business to go around intimidating people?" she demanded sarcastically. "Or are you just a bully by preference?" > "Have it. your way. But you'll have to come aiong with us now." "Why?"—bracing herself againnt the pressTire.on her arm. "Because I say so, that's whv." "What about you?" she demanded, peering at the darkened figure still silent beside her. "Any reason why, in this free country, I should be forced to talk, to explain anything I don't care to explain, to strangers whose "right even to question me, I challenge?" Suddenly, with a deafening roar came the while flash of an explosion. Instantly, the interior of the warehouse opposite burst into a hundred raging fires. Figures of men, black silho'.iittes against the sheets of fiame, racing from the bunding! As it' in a-horrible nightmare. Sharon watched, stupefied bv the horror she saw. "The wheat!" " she murmured. "It's the wheat burning." . "Done a good job, didn't they?" —the heavy voice beside i;°r. Using kerosene, probably. We should of closed in on them sooner." "We couldn't until we had 4343 For,'The Avdfenche-Jpurnnl Office* The National Whirligig The News Behind The News WASHINGTON ' By Ray Tucker T\EMOCRATIC Senators have called lor oxhuma- T - tio; \,°j a lon e-buried document which they claim will demonstrate that the business of appeas- iiig Japan and withholding information of her plots against the United States began almost twenty years ago. This hidden chapter of history, they say will depict the late Calvin Coolidge and Charles Evans Hughes as the fathers of this policy. • }n£. e V tetst i mo3J ! on P endin S immigration bills in 1924 hinted at large-scale Oriental penetration of Hawaii, the Philippines and the West Coast, the then oecretary of Labor, James J. Davis, sent a special commission to investigate conditions in those areas. . As the Senator recalls the case over the span of years, the report described in detail "Nipponese plans lor infiltrating into this territory with economic domination as the long-time objective nut with an eventual conflict also in view. It forecast, according to the Pennsylvanian, almost the &£aet situation which existed bt-Jfore the Pearl Mr. Davis submitted the findings to A Cabinet meeting, and Mr. Coolidge instructed him to turn them over to Mr. Hughes, who was then Secretary of State The latter described the collected da4 a?a an v, f X J :e !L ent piece of work >" but Promptly pigeonholed the' papers lest they provoke Tokyo A benate immigration and naturalization subcommittee now considering the tightening of enemy aben legislation has requested that the dust-encased memorandum be turned over to it. The evidence will provide the Administration with political ammunition next fall should the G.O.P. assail Messrs. Roosevelt and Hull for their "coddling" of our foe. the evidence." Her tall captor's voice, cool, and strangely familiar. Sharon stared at him, his face lighted by. the sheet of flame opposite. Her -second captor was— she felt her heart corhe to a stop— Tom Stafford! To-Be Continued BREAKING THEM IK NEW VORK, N. Y. <tf» — The :wo pandas, in the Bronx Zoo, gift from China, have a "weather" sroblem too. By gradual stages he temperature is being decreased to acclimate them to the •old. On their way to New York :hcy passed two weeks in the xopics. OPTIMIST: The thought-provoking Thurman W ^hn n ° V e , el ^ ly *P arked certa ^ o»ginal theories about the kind of universe we shall live and work m after the conflict. Since his smashing victory m the Standard Oil-German patent case, he has become the civilian equivalent of Douglas A. MacArthur at the Capital. The Yale professor shocked listening industrialists who have ducked war contracts in an attempt to stick to manufacture of peacetime products Instead of enjoying a handicap over rivals who have switched to the making of arms, they will be at a distinct disadvantage, according to Mr. Arnold The nonconverters, he argues, wilv continue to use metals .which may go into the discard after the la.<:t bugles have blown. They wil: depend on steel copper, etc., whereas he expects that the trains' autos, radios, refrigerators and typewriters of tomorrow will be made of aluminum, magnesium and beryilmm. Thus weapon fabricators will find it easier to shift to the new materials than those plant managers who have clung to outmoded methods a hJ!^J a r; er ~ eCO Sr 0mist is an 18 - k a«t optimist S f t f , Utur °- He forese es an era of ex'ampled output at low cost, htgh wages and unparalleled consumption— a system dreamed of by both idealists and realists. Wartime discoveries will reduce the price of all- finished articles by fifty per cent or more. Artificial rubber, for instance, eventually may be produced for seven cents a pound instead oE the peacetime f.gurc of seventeen up, magnesium for six as against twenty-six, aluminum for five ! " s < ead °* seventeen. With these revolutions in prospect, Thurman envisions through his pipesmokc the best of all possible worlds. * * * GESTAPO: Our State Department again will permit supplies to bp sent to Morocco in token of our faith in Vichy's word that Hitler will not get the tricolor fleet. But the Nazis still have "their finger m the pie in French Africa, according to word from Lisbon which reaches New York commercial circles". Casablanca already is practically taken ov»r by troops. Men and equipment are pouring in daily from both ships and transport pianes. Fretght is scattered along the coastal factories and repair shops.- Some of the heaviest types o£ tanks aopear w,rt ^ freq " en 'cargoes. Teutons have been sprinkled through all branches of the service as techni- c.ans but one of their chief functions is to make certain that the material shall not be used against inG Axis. In addition to the bona fide soldiers, Gestapo are . everywhere— among ground crews and aS n^° tel waiters > where they can overhear chatter The personnel of the Berlin and Madrid Pn^. JS 5 t , hroughollt Afri « has been strengthened. I ne lamous Foreign Legion, always a hideaway for Germans, is said to be one of the staunchest supporters of the DarJan regime. * * 4 NEW YORK , ^ Tr , B Y Albert N. Leman A RUMOR among MacArthur's men in Australia !n B>f ^ ""'If General Yamashita does better m Bataan than Homma, he too will be expected to perform "seppuku " as that type of suicide is called in Tokyo upper-class circles. Frenzied deification or success as rather diflicult for the practical occidental mind to grasp but it explains one reason why the Nipponese are such insatiable fighters, according to Americans who finally have arrived in New York from me East. When a Russian cruiser overhauled a Japanese mf^ P ° rf: m , ^v! 90 ^ War > the Of£icers contempt ously rejected the demand for surrender. Then they gathered on the quarterdeck and to a man committed hara-kiri. The fanaticism of the old Samurai sect was so intense that its members scorned trade and picked up coins with chopsticks to avoid contamination. mJ? !m T the ™ de ™ ^ader S»up places such a nish value on -face," it also attempts ruthless measures to wreck the reputation of its hated enemies A report relayed from the Orient is that in Shanghai the victors are trying to destroy white prestige by using captured United States marines and the British colonial troops as ricksha coolies A modern race, actually believing that its emperor is a god incarnate and its own blood and moral code is superior to all others, makes about the touehest iiomore Uncle Sam has ever tackled. * * * SUEZ: Errand boy Von Papen has hurried nome from Ankara to report Hitler will offer Thrace, Syria, and Iraq— formerly under the Ottoman Em^"l 5 ft. br ' be to Turke >" for an undisputed path through the Near East; and after that the deluge in the original Noah's ark land, according to Allied missions now in New York. The invasion of Burma by Tojo means that he is afraid to tackle MacArthur and wilt sidestep him through India in order to join \yith the Nazis as they pour down from the Ukraine. However Kemal Pasha's old countrv does not l e t S y ' She 1S the only Ration in "- h e Levant which has not passed through a major political crisis in the last twenty years. The Ataturk laid this solid foundation because he insisted that h ; s people mind their own business and not mix into foreign affairs. General Inonu has followed' these isolationist policies. -The Germans tried to weaken his resolution by starting a rebellion in neighbor^ Iraq through the Quisling, Gailani, supported by th^.^°?5 elS ™ < * na ™«£ for v *ry obvious reasons the Golden Square" but the hush money went down the drainpipe when the uprising was squelched. The Allies have been strengthening Anatolia's backdoor by rushing a railroad through Palestine bouth Amcan engineers were requested but Rand law forbids a Springbok from serving outside his own continent. The men were reclassiiicd as civil- Jans to get around the constitutional taboo. The tracks run through -a section which is four fifths solid rock. One tunnel was blssjeo* through a rr.ilc ?£ e neX ,/• new brid ge has been thrown across the Suez Canal to speed up supply movements in the latest danger zone. (Copyright McCIure Newspaper Syndicate) Km«\ F j°t'i! t!iaAt V vas arrested f °r f'"ng a pistol six times ai the Atlantic Ocean The authorities are to be commanded for their action. The Atlantic Ocean i? one of the most valuable defense ass.r.Ls we have, and it should be vigorously protected. Side Glances—By Gajbraith COPR. 1S»3 BV HEA SERVICE. INC. T. M. KZC. V. S. PAT. OFF. ''There must be something going on in the world that we don t know about, Mom, that's keeping your tourist customers away.? 1 .Here And There In Texas By GORDON SHEARER United Press Correspondent AUSTIN, April I—James B. •^Alforci may not know how narrowly he escaped execution at HuntsviUe prison recently. He was given a reprieve until April 10 in order to permit District Judge W. W. McCrory at San Antonio to hold a sanity hearing for him. Gov Coke R. Stevenson was notified by a San Antonio attorney that Judge 'McCrory had ordered a'sanity hearing. But the governor had no authority to stop the execution without a recommendation from the State Board of Pardons. He already had granted Alford the usual 30-day stay, and under the amended Texas' constitution could order no additional clemency unless the board requested it. The board earlier in- the day had decided not to recommend further delay. Governor Stevenson decided to notify Pardon Board Chairman T. C. .Andrews. It was after office hours, and the governor found no telephone listed in the name of the pardon board chairman.' He had his secretary call every Andrews in the Austin telephone directory. Next to the last one in it is M. L. Andrews, and the governor lound his man there. The telephone is listed in Mrs. Andrew's name. Alford' is under sentence of electrocution Jor the hitch-hike slaying of R.- L. Tgnew, a salesman, near San Antonio. * « a Soldiers Miss Picture Austin and the. state capitol were selected by Camp Hulen soldiers for their last weekend - visiting place. Most of the visitors, however, missed the opportunity to view the portrait of the general for whom their camp is named. He is Gen. John A. Hulen of Fort Worth and his full length portrait hangs in the corridor leading to the Senate chamber. General Hulen, commander of the 36th Division, in the first Worid war retired and returned to railroad activities after long service in the Philippines, the Texas National Guard and the AEF. Camp Hulen at Palacios, was named in his honor while it was the training spot for the Texas National Guard infantry adn artillery units. It retained his name when it was turned into a training center for the U. S. War department. Camp Walters, near Mineral Wells, got its name from a Texas National Guard cavalry officer. Gen. Jacob F. Wolters. It was used as . a cavalry training center by the National Guard. t * * TpFFORTS to have production - Lj of natural gasoline and other condensates . regulated by 'the Funny Business Texas Raih-oad commission has received a federal impetus, T*he Texas law gives . the Rail-; road commission authority to •• regulate only crude oil and natural gas production .and jfe:. prorate the production. ' Sever jl} ; efforts have been made to change'* the law to include condensates and natural gasoline but the bills never' have passed the legislature. Nov.', the federal oil coordinator is mentioning them specifically in directing that total production of crude oil, condensates and natural gasoline be limited. A condensatc is defined briefly by Railroad Commission Chairman Ernest Thompson as "the liquid fhat comes from condensation of vapors In connection with the operation o[ an oil well or a gas well. In an oil well, it is called natural gasoline." It is estimated that the production of condensates "and natural ' gasoline is- approximately 121,000 barrels a day. So while the Texas commission cannot, lawfully prorate its production, it can .-incl does subtract that much from the estimated market demand for crude oil and then the remaining amount of cmde oil is prorated *.** -' Hold "Floating Meetings" The Texas Livestock Sani- iarv commission is one state body that believes in taking government to the people. The board, with its headquarters m Fort Worth, holds monthly meetings but docs not - hold them at Fort Worth. Each month -a different place is designated for the meeting and so far as practical, problems are taken ur\ that are of special interest to the area in which the session is .held. . The March meeting was at _E1 Paso because cattlemen gathered the time for the annual convention of the Texas and Southwestern Cattie Raisers' association. February's meeting had been in Amanlio, January's in -Beaumont. December's in Del Rio and November's in Laredo - * * * . ; "npHE Cattleman" is one pufalica- -Mion that is soing to ignore mis summer's political • campaign It is. going to-.ignore-it so totally that announcement appered" in the:March:issue that it will refuse to (< receive political advertising; The magazine has long held the belief that it could best serve its purpose .by steering" absolutely cI( V?f. °f, '"dividual and partisan politics .was the explanation given 'Without each 'candidate for office.having eaual space the casual reader could -construe ad- ver,isements, though plainly marked as such, as the choice of the publication, its parent organization the-Texas >nd Southwestern Cattle Raisers 'association, or the staffer either or both."'A Buy A Defense'Bond TODAYI , r TJ Could , .'• . . . „. vr be put „ the guard home for the d,, rat?on of cake I just received, Sir?"

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