Claude News (Claude, Tex.), Vol. 55, No. 51, Ed. 1 Friday, August 30, 1946 Page: 2 of 6
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CARE FOR Virtuous
MEhl- SftH.' OrtVf
Some time you will change the
brand of Oil you are using.
When you do make a change
try the new and improved
Havoline Motor Oil
The Texas Co,
R. C. Ballard
it 1800 miles night with an ecti-
mated time of arrival between
8 and 9 hours. By now, we had
gotten- used to sleeping on the
seats or on the floor or standing
up or any other position. No fur-
ther engine trouble developed but
when we hit Manila we encoun-
tered another rainstorm over the
"ield which was ten times worse
than the Kwajaleln shower. As
i matter of fact, we stayed in the
air for an hour and 50 minutes
before we were told to land. When
we did land, It was in about six
Inches of water which covered
the field. I might add that the
pilot who made that landing was
Colonel Frank Kurtz who had been
in Manila when the Japs were on
the move and who was at that
time flying one of the few B-17s
ve had left. You might recall the
look, "Queens Die Proudly," which
s one of the best and most accu-
-ate stories written of the early
lay warfare on the Pacific. Kurtz
xas one of the principals in the
As you will recall, the United
States acquired sovereignty over the
Philippines as a result of the Trea-
ty of Peace with Spain, December
10, 1898, and obtained such sover-
eignty and exercised jurisdiction
and control over said Islands and
people for 48 years. In March of
1934, the Philippines Independence
Act was approved by Congress by
which we should relinquish sover-
eignty except for the retention of
certain naval and military bases
which were deemed necessary for
our future protection.
It was July 3 at Manila with
the Independence Day celebration
scheduled for the same day as our
Independence Day July 4. In spite
of the fact it was 3 A. M. and in
spite of the downpour, we were
met by Commissioner Paul McNutt
who has spent many years in the
Islands. Driving through the dark-
ness into downtown Manila, we
could sec the shambles left of many
buildings by the Japanese when
our forces returned. As you will
recall, MacArthur had declared
Manila an open city when our
forces retired to Bataan and Cor-
regidor but the Japanese had e-
lected to fight it out in the re-
turn engagement. Consequently,
most of Manila was badly shot up.
In the Manila hotel for example,
i our forces had to eliminate the
Japs from (loor to floor and room
to room with the result that bul-
let holes are still heavily scattered
all over the place and one wing
virtually demolished. A good part
of downtown Manila is in similar
state although little or no damage
seems to have been done to the
residential sections outside the act-
ual city limits. The port facilities
are in very bad shape and ships
were laying at anchor in the har-
lor waiting to be unloaded but
w.th few docks to handle them.
Next week: More about the Phi-
By Gene Worley
(Continued from last week)
We left for Guam shortly after
our return to Kwajalein—a dis-
tance of nearly 1600 miles. Nothing
of consequence happened on that
trip except that our No. 1 engine
developed carburetor trouble when
we were halfway to Guam and had
to be "feathered" which is flight
parlance for stopping the engine
and turning the propellor thin-side
into the wind to prevent drag. 'Hie
loss of one engine reduced our
speed from about 185 miles an
hour to about 1G0. In addition, we
had the misfortune to hit some
rather strong headwind but arrived
in Guam without further mishap.
The Island of Guam itself is about
30 miles long with an average
width of 8 to 10 miles and Is one
of the most strategic bases we
have in the Pacific. While our
plans called for a day there in-
specting' our military and naval
set-up. it took an additional night
and part of another day to re-
pair the engine.
The Guam natives were very
friendly to us during the war and
still are. Nearly all of them op-
l.osed the Japanese occupation
every way they could from guer-
rilla warfare to sabotage and wel-
comed the returning American
forces with everything they had.
Leaving Guam about dark of
the next night, we headed for
Nichols Field at Manila. This also
Our Exchange .
THE CANYON NEWS
A supposedly intelligent man said
the other day that boom conditions
would continue in the nation; that
high bank deposits would continue;
that labor prices would never come
I down; that merchandise would al-
j ways remain at the present high
I peak. We think that such talk is
pure rot. Take bank deposits for
instance: Every bank in the nation
is bursting with money, the largest
amount of deposits in the history of
the nation. This money belongs to
the people. But is that money going
to stay in the banks? Take Canyon,
for instance: Bank deposits are
nearly four million. Why? Sim-
ply because people could not buy
the things they needed during the
war, and conditions have not
changed much since the war ended.
Our farmers never had so much
money in their lives. But what are
they going to do with that money?
They are going to buy new cars;
new trucks; new farm machinery
as soon as these become available.
Furthermore, their homes need fur-
niture, and new equipment. Every
farmer in Randall county is look-
ing to the day when he can have
rural electrification, and as good
telephone service as enjoyed In
Canyon. Every farmer is entitled
to this. All of these take money.
But the farmers have money, wait-
ing for that day. They have largely
paid off their farm mortgages, and
are only waiting until they can
buy useful things which make life
more pleasant. Only the very, very
unwise will say that all of this
money can be spent, and still
maintain the high bank deposits.
We only use bank deposits to in-
dicate how things are going to go
in the future. Our great industrial
machine will meet all of the de-
mands of the local markets in a
few years. We can ship nothing a-
troad at prevailing high prices.
Nations outside of America are
broke, and will report to arms.
That kind of peace cannot come
fftim deals between the great
powers which use the small powers
as trading material. It can only
be built upon sound foundation of
justice to all.
May Turn to
Russia or U. S.
"What happens in the Middle
East will greatly determine the
kind of world In which we and our
children will live. Millions of Arab*
are stirring uneasily, In a national
renascence, not yet decided wheth-
er to turn toward communism or
democracy. . . The Unltel States
might be a leader who comes there
to serve—and thereby serve our-
selves and the world." So declares
Muller's article, condinced from
the Washington Post, states that
the Arabs are shifting in one gen-
eration from feudalism to a 20th-
century tempo, with an energetic
middle class spear heading the
movement. With the power of
governments slowly but gradually be-
ing assumed by the people, the
French and British are on their
way out of the Middle East, the
author says. America departed at
the end of the war, after giving
the Arabs a glimpse of our mater-
ial power. While our prestige Is
still immense, the Arabs' good will
for us is waning, since we are
making no effort to help them
with their problems.
Meanwhile, Muller points out, the
Russians are trying to fill the
vacuum left by the withdrawal of
other Powers. In each Arab capital
the Russian legation is larger than
the American, although Sovet com.
mercial interests are less than ours.
Unlike the British and French,
who delt largely with the ruling
men, the Russians beam their
propaganda directly to the people.
Taking the side of the Arabs a-
gainst their foreign "oppressors,"
the Russians are catering to the
discontent of the working classes.
But the Russian propaganda does
not have smooth going, Muller says,
because the Arab, still close to the
Bedouin of the desert, is the com-
plete individualist. Arab Communist
parties are not large, but neither
is any other party. Future voters
are just beginning to line up in
political groups, and "the Arab
world may turn to Russia if there's
no where else to turn."
We cannot hope to influence 50,-
000.000 Arabs toward the demo-
cratic way of life merely by de-
veloping Arabian markets for our
goods, Muller holds. We shauld
align ourselves with those Arabs
who are striving to make free de-
mocracies of their nations, send
them teachers, help them establish
schools and universities, encourage
visits of their students to America,
and send students there. We should
send advisers in engineering, agri-
culture, finance and medicine, and
satisfy the Arabs' hunger for Am-
IIAPPY WITHOUT MONEY
Three hundred' thousand dollars
in the bank wasn't bringing Charles
A. Lock any happiness so he gave
it away. The Pennsylvania lawyer
who is well known in Pittsburgh
social circles for his rose-colored
shirts and polka dot bow ties, is
keeping only enough money to pre-
vent his ever becoming a burden
Two months ago Locke ga\e a-
way a $100 University of Pittsburgh
scholorship."I never knew how
much fun it was to give," said
Locke, "until I saw the face of
the young girl who won that
The Pittsburgh Foundation will
distribute almost three-fourths of
his fortune to the Young Men's
Christain Association, the Pitts-
burgh Episcopal Diocese, and his
alma mater, the University of Pit-
tsburgh. Charles Locko is feeing
"happier and more carefree than
I have in my entire life."
The fellow who thinks he is
stringing a girl along may be hog-
tied himself, without knowing it.
According to one subscriber, flat-
tery is when one woman compli-
ments another woman upon her
New Book Reveals
Norman, Okla., August 15.—Tas-
cosa, Texas, may be gone, but it
is not forgotten. Wherever old-
timers gather in the West, re-
mlniscenses and legends about the
place are exchanged. But the facts
are even more startling than the
legends, as John L. McCarty re-
veals in a new book, "Maverick
Town: The Story of Old Tascosa
released today by the University
of Oklahoma Press
In feat, Tascosa, dominating the
vast open ranges of the Texas Pan-
handle from the late seventies to
the nineties, was the battleground
of social forces of the period. It
was the eurbulent center of feuds
among ranchers, between ranchers
and small owners, and witnessed
the first major cowboy strike in
the history of the west.
The vast unfenced lands from
the Canadian River country to the
Pecos attracted men of all types,
and Tascosa was their headquarters.
It knew Billy the Kid and Sos-
tenes 1 Archeveque, among notable
desperadoes who have subsquently
become folk heroes in the West.
Pat Garrett, Billy's nemesis, serv-
I THE I
Gas House ...
The accountant of a Phillips 66
Service Station dashed Into the
office of the head of the firm.
After five long years," he chortled,
"we are no longer In the red."
"Olory be," cried the boss. "Make
up five copies of the annual report
at once so that I can show them
to the bank."
'But I have no black ink," said
the accountant. "We haven"t need-
ed any so long."
"Run out and buy a bottle," said
"I should say not," was the re-
ply. "Then we'd be back In the
A flyer taking his solo flight saw
a park down below. Since he had
plenty of good Phillip 66 gasoline
he decided to get a closer look. As
he zoomed by, he thought he heard
the statute in the middle of the
park say something. The flyer went
back and asked him what he said.
The statue said, "I said I wish I
ould be an aviator."
"Why?" asked the flyer.
The statue replied, "I just want
to get a chance to fly over a pigeon
Give your tractor that hound-
dog pep with a shot of Phillip 66
Of all the things I might be
I had to be a lousy tree.
A tree that stands out in the street
With little doggies 'round my feet
A nest of robins I must wear
Night and day they muss my hair.
[ lift my leafy arms to pray,
"Go away, little doggies, go away."
Of all the things that I might be
t had to be a durned old tree.
Two old maids were returning
home after an evening of bridge.
On the way one of them noticed
two soldiers walking on the oppo-
site side of the street. As it was
quite late, she said. "Do you sup-
pose those boys are out after
The other replied, "Goodness. I
don't know—but I hope so!"
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ed as peace officer there, as did
Jim East and J. E. McAlllstor.
Old Sam Houston's silver-tongued
son, Temple Houston, was the
McCarty, assistant editor uf the
Amarillo Glob News and himself
a native Texan, calls Tascosa the
mother of Amarillo and mo;t ot
the other prosporous cities in the
area. Strategically located at an
easy crossing of the Canadian Riv-
er, it could not, however, beat
the cards that were stacked against
it. Tascosa died a lingering death
about the turn of the century
because the great ranches resisted
settlement and the railroads placed
their main lines elsewhere.
McCarty says that "Scotty" Wil-
son, the town's alcaldo, was a true-
to-life character as colorful as
Judge Roy Bean. Scotty once
rounded up all the vagrant cow-
hands In town, gathered in enough
dance hall girls to match, and,
with his long barrelled "persuader"
on«the bench in front of him, sold
them manage licences and made
them husband and wives.
The "Big Fight"—really a strug-
gle for control of the public do-
main—witnessed much bloodshed.
Although it took place more than
sixty years ago, it is still a live
issue and needs about as much
care in discussion as the Civil
War does in some quarters.
The Invisible Ingredient in Your Prescription
Do you know the meaning of the symbol, Rx, on
your doctor's prescription blank?
It stands for the Latin word 'recipe'. . . and means
'take'. To the pharmacist who fills your prescription, it
means "take ... the ingredients written on this paper,
in amounts specified and compound a medicine."
But to the men in our store it means far more. To
them, it stands for the all important Invisible Ingred-
ients which must be added to every prescription we
fill. To them, it means:
"Take the finest ingredients which have been sup-
plied to our store by the world's greatest pharmaceu-
tical manufacturers . . . put these in the prescription.
Take the knowledge, skill and accuracy that your uni-
versity training and years of experience have given
you. Use them in compounding this prescription. Take
care to double-check . . . for there must be no error.
Take the least amount of time . . . for a human life
may depend on your speed."
CITY DRUG COMPANY
V. G. WOODBURN. Pharmacisl
• AMERICAN LEGION RODEO AUG. 22nd - 2,'!rd
CLAITTO BE BACK
An ex-G. I. observed the way
"the other half" lives in his trav-
els around the world. Ex-Serg-
eant Wm. T. Garvey saw what
any G. I. could have seen who
passed through the cities of the
Orient en route to "the bush"—
India's beggars; cows ambling non-
chalantly along sidewalks; Moham-
medans turning to Mecca; the
painted marks of religion and
caste; the roadside vendors of in-
sect-ridden cheese and fruit, shoe
laces and worthless trinkets; the
haggling over prices of wares; the
smells; scarcity of food of any
sort; the ragged thousands sleep-
ing the clock around on the floor
in any public building or railway
station; clothing beaten to shreds
on Hat rocks in lieu of washing;
thousands of staggering skeletons
walling for something to eat.
It Is no mystery to him why
living standards are so low In
these countries. Methods employed
In gaining a livelihood in such
countries are still so primitive that
men can barely produce enough
to keep alive, whereas In America,
capital has built up great indus-
tries which make the United States
a land of luxuries. Few, indeed,
are the locations outside America
where people take for granted au-
tomobiles, radios, refrlge rotor s,
bathtubs, washing machines, vacu-
um cleaners, sewing machines, tele-
phones, electricity, gas, fresh run-
ning water and modern sewage
India can't duplicate what we
have In America overnight, "be-
cause capitalism requires saving.
ZALE'S 35-pc DINNERWARE
NOT AN EXACT
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ILL 35 PIE
HERE'S WHAT YOU GET
• 6 Cups
• 0 Saucers
• 6 Dinner Plates
• « Salad Plates
• (i Cereal Bowls
Sugar with Lid
bale's have just re-
ceived a large ship-
ment of beautiful
tloral pattern, gold
ti imined dinnerware.
8th and POLK
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BACK TO SCHOOL
Basketball Shoes 3.95 - 5.15
Sweat Socks 50c - 75c -1.00
Sweat Shirts 195
Supporters 60c - 75c - 85c -1.10
Phone or Write us for Prompt Service
SPORTING GOODS CO.
Ill E. 7th Phone 21392
To enjoy greater comforts at a
later date," the soldier explains,
"we must forego some of the sat-
isfactions of the present. By pool-
ing our savings with others we
can purchase production equipment
beyond our means as individuals,
and produce consumer goods cheap-
ly and In quantity. In India capi-
talism Is Just in the beginning.
"I like our American system. I
like my radio and electric refrigera-
tor, an extra suit of clothes, and
meat on the table. I was never
impressed by the street-corner pro-
pagandist who was always trying to
prove that the 'capitalists' were
oppressors grinding a heel on the
neck Of downtrodden common peo-
ple. There was a time when I
whit n thlnk th°y tlldn,t know
N,™ t !,Cy ,W<'rp ,nlkin« about.
Now I know! Of course there are
abuses of the capitalistic system
but I ve seen how the other half
VTi.r\,bHk h°me and 8'ad of
it. I like It here.
lu" "" > arouna uie hoie, is about !fiv
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