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THE LUBBOCK AVALANCHE f'uMi hed f'.very Twad-iv and Frid.iy hy Tl IK AVALANUIK fUBUSHING CO. ( Incorporated) JAS. L. DOU' t'.ditor and General M.inier Neal Doughi". J' t:ily tlditor J. E. Griffith Advertising Manager Entered at the Postoffice at Lubbock, Texas for transmission thru the mails as second claw matter. Subscription Price Per Year $2.00 NOTICE It is not the intention of the Avalanche to east reflection upon the character of anyone, knowingly, anil if through error we should, the management will appreciate having our attention culled to same, and will gladly correct any erroneous statement made. Avalanche Publishing Co. THINGS TO REMEMBER Advertisers, contributors and all parties inter ested in the Avalanche please remember these things: We print the Tuesday Avalanche on Monday, press hour, 8:30 p. m. Friday Avalanche on Thursdays, press hour 3:30 p m. I'lease have copy for local notices in not later than noon lion days and Thursdays. Ad changes and copy should not be Inter than 8:00 a. m., Mondays and Thurs days. It takes a schedule like this to get your ads in the paper in good shape, and helps us give our readers better service, which means that the paper will be of better service to you, which we earnest ly desire it to be. We do not want to be exacting but we must demand some things of you, if you ex pect us to come up to the notch. ROADS TO LUBBOCK LOSE TRADE TO CITY HrXKLL-vS DRIVING Heckle driving, and the absolute disregard forj road rules hu in the rust been the cause of much loos of life an. I many injuries the past year, and bids fa r to increase at an alarming rate the next twelve months, if something very radical is nut done to check the present practices. No one, we judge,, purposely kills anyone with their automobile, nor ra ped nor intend to injure anyone by fast driving, but such is being done every day somewhere in the State of Texas, and quite frequently in Lubbock, and while personal injuries do not result in many instances, property is damaged and the chance of personal injuries increased. Lubbock should by all means have a traffic cop, and one who will ab solutely make people toe the line or suffet the con sequences. If the speed laws are not right, the best way in the world to get them corrected is to en force them. Public opinion will see to it that they are straightened out. With the hundreds of auto mobiles in operation around Lubbock and with to many of those operating them, careless about driv ing, people are in much danger, and we look for some very fatal accidents to happen most any time. Cars are smashed up and damaged in Lubbock moat every day, and ninety-nine per cent is caused by WHAT OTHFM SAY AND HOW 1 HK V SAY If e IN WEST TEXAS OUR rt'Tt'RE I IE.3 Representative of all West Texas met st Brovmwnml Monday to dis rii the problems of thnf section and to mske plans for the year's work of the West Texas Chamber of Commerce, The fact thnt that body is the Isrgest of its kind in the United Stale speaks volumes for the importance of West Texas and th enterprise of its people. They know that they have a great country and big Job in developing it. And they are using big and forward-looking methods. In The Record organization the motto is "The Future of This In stitution is the Future of Fort Worth and Texas and Particularly of West Texas." That i a motto thst might well be adopted by every citmen and business concern of Fori Woith. The future of this commun ii v Ins in the development and pros- I i-eritv of the trading area which There is no question in our mind that Lubbock loses in the course of the year enough trade on ac count of the "awful" roads than it would take to keep them in good repair, besides the inconven ience and the unfavorable publicity that we get out of it. The Lynn County News contained the following editorial last week, which is a pretty good indication of how the people in that part of the' country feel regarding the indifference of aome of our commissioners on this important question: "Lubbock county commissioners still refuse to fix up the highway running south out of Lubbock to the Lynn county line. . The News has been re libly informed that the commissioner that has this particular stretch of highway undnr his jurisdiction resides in Slaton, and it is indeed doubtful if the road will ever receive attention, since he no doubt is not sufficiently interested in our section to care great deal about the deplorable condition of the road. It is also very probable that this commis sioner residing in Slaton would just a little rather traffic would be directed by Slaton than through Tahoka cominj? south out of Lubbock, natural ly so. There should be some means other than thru this lone commissioner to get action and have this main highway placed in proper condition. It is no uncommon thing for the traveler to remark on the pcrity of . 7 i . , At i ni.ikts this city great. The fiut im carelessness on tne part or someone. lew gooo , , s a ,,im;).K(. nml r,.,M. stiff fines will make the average auto owner much LiMitv. more careful, and thereby lessen the chances for in- Here neer wn a time when the nocent parties being run down nd killed or injur- Y'.'1'" .oh"" VvZ. , ' i noie to r ort Worth. Inis city hai demonstrated that it has tot axes to o ! inii'd m the West TeXBS Chamber k'fTP Tl IF SCHOOL SYSTF.M IN GOOD 1 , f Commerce. It tins always eon VL'ORKING ORDKR I -l.u'ed lib. rally to the Kupport of I the organization but has never at- 1 tempted to use it for ndfish pur Down Sweetwater way the people seem to be,,,,,. preferring to let its round having quite a bit of trouble in school matters ; be in the --mHli.'r ciu.-s and om- The starting point of the whole thing being the de- " h" , . l.l i i I ( ! e and chief support of the body feat of the maintenance tax by the knockers and! rNjMr(f ,,f the Fort W.oti, tight-wads of the city, who refused to vote enough ,,,,,, ta of membership dues to fjit,- tax to maintain the schools of that city. As a re-' and possibly 2:..ono i well suit, part of the school board gave up in despair. ' Aln' ady II Vo hn . ' . i-i- ii . i i . 'been subs, rilied. 1 hut m concrete and quit, not feeling able to cope with the situa- . ( v ,.n,.0 f ylirt Worth's fm-h in tion. Another result being that a number of their ! We.-i Texas and its front rnmmer- best teachers resigned their position with the school ! cml organization. And Wet Texas . :: ...I ,U:. ...to..., . appreciate it. IO n CCUl IJCJnilllMIS w 1CIC men muo i T itiwic ... ... -II r . 'J ( . , Wist Texas is looking to r ort iin. nnu uic niuuum k,, k--. ... Wurth to lead in the building of a with the demands ot the times. It is certainly a greut mistake when people fail to recognize in the schools one of the greatest factors in town build ing, and community building than is found any where else. When the schools are crippled it crio- ples the whole machine that pulls the town build ! UiMin . nt of a West Texas Agn- ing brigade. Keep the school system working ''''" ni .M,Vh""'''' , CM1 a , , . -ii i i i i t ,l " Iexas is looking t.i r.ut good, and it will help a lot in making up tor other, w ,.h to pVbhsh manufacturing deficiencies that might exist in a town. ' pv'uhin-r-r.ien: to make West Txa.- o row materials into finished prodn.ts BLL'ESI BLUES I BLUESI d .hip thrm w, our unP.rii,i... rail millets to the great markets of (the nation. West Texas is lonkini; This seems to be an age of the blues. How i ",,rt Worth to rnlaige its jobbing . f.lUw nntlmiiiiu' npvrr ha ve the blues I e-.: i, hlwbmon t and establish new i.i. . c n . . I I - ,L ! ones so that West Texas an trade w ncn a ir ow cuvcb iii.iiiit n in-- .nri wvr 1 by IcvM A. iMATTHEWS DD. L.L.D. PRACTICAL EDUCATION T I 7" railroad to the plains. Went T h 1- !i;m( to rort Worth u in the d veli.pnient of a tatelde system i f irrigation, ns'ir conservation and flood control West Texas m look- ic to Fort Worth for aid in the the V icirola whining . W abash tflues meets a uui.e not to l e found in the l . i,l fellow on his wny to work chopping out another I, otnmunit ies. i : t Dl.. " k nff.r anA tk. r.f(trr, Fort Worth t-niovs ciea! adv'in- splendid condition of Lvnn County roads, but under! . ... , ' , tr . ., f t.l." ! 'ages a the meiropoi, vt W t . ! 1 11 111 r clveil is scratching out a dilrerent variety ot blues ,i k i . .v. . . existing comiilions. it is hardly worth while for . .. n . i-- j... i..l ..J T,X"- Put xh,r" HTV "V""'1"'- . . 1 t ti 1 1 .. go to tne iotary or i.iwanis miu-udy mrn nrua a.t i t .,l(.m.r t that dt -irah e a u Lynn county to have first-class pikes when you can 1 1 h , 1,1-,. "l.l..-" .in in ll h- vria-!,.' i i .. u-.., ...,,.. I k in mei t ir.g them. r or: Worth get anywhere aTter you cross the line.' Lubbock is the principal trading point in this section of the country, and we should certainly take care of the tr.ide. We should by all means keep every road in good condition that leads to Lub bock from every direction. Our trade comes from as far south as Lamesa and Seminole. We draw trade from way over in New Mexico, and the orchestra renders tions, back home in the evening and the player piano or the daughter in crol'.iiirf tu; "those awful , K,-ortl b-l-u-e-s. Co to the movies, and it is still b I u e-s. iStcp into the ice cream parlor, and the nickle-in-! the slot machine chimes in "those whang-whang j blues." Oh, it's awful! But in the face of all this ,11 i ill - 1.. : :..:- L a ' ow snouiu De exirenieiy upiiiiunin-. uui nur. awav i . . i ,ii - . ,, , , ,i i , ,i - . .i I in the world is a icuow going 10 dc an opunnsi t- . j , J, ... , , , . I under such condi'.ions. Its too much tor usl c-iisi. anci mc pcufjir win cgnic ncrc to un irieir ( trading if the roads are anything like reasonably t good. Lubbock county should certainly meet Lynn j county in making the roads equally as good as their roads, which would mean much for Lubbock I county in general. RLDL'CE THE NEW S- PAPIR POSTAL RATES ' The rhild'l brain is suacrptible ol the hihrt devrlopmrnt, but it should be drveloped aloug the io of its inclinationi and for practical pin poses. If eer there was a time whrn tamty in education was neeiJH, ftw is that time. Our s. hools and rolleges are rlucating the youth of this land away from t'i natural tendencies and from the human int'trts of well drvflopej 1 1 and tjirls. The education of today Mfttii to dotroy initiative, rlf-rrliance, cour. t-. r, and a drsire (or self-support. I !ir educational nystcin ol Unlay h is apparently drsliovcd the drsuc on the part of children to be ton. I ImPiig members of society. They m to think tl at the slate owes them something berause it jivfS t o in a free education. There are verv few boys learning to be master me. tanu t. I he majority are trying to to. an elevator by which they cm ride to the top story of Success. S'imh; was never reached by an '"-v.itnr. The rnountam peak of Sucre can be reached only by Pmbing over the roik and by en donrg the h.irdhip, dangers, and ilil' i oitiri. I; the manufacturing plants of tins eounliy had to depend upon American master mechanic. aV factories of the land would tue lo close. The maionty of Ihi inkster mechanics controlling li e lie ti.nes today have been ttamrd in foreign Schools. I here ate veiy ie appreti tires. We have pn nu'it i! t!,. tyiaft nical labor unions of t' ( ...n'r to destroy the school ol a, plent ies The idea of ori'.ini itioni, or insti tution arlut'ar lv v;,wok. ''. runy apprentice tbi y will j - t in be trained! Such a trtaiiior .1 "'ill's tion from an organintion rinnlil not be permitted Sm Ii a i'o. tr.e is a damnable rure r l,, ,n ..rf . turing plant of tin !.,n I Men of brain and money hiuH Spend their time and mom aaul their energy in found. ok. errrtin. and duelling In hnnlogn al '"ol for the training of bovs a"d gi.l in the great mechanic. I tt.i tf. of lile There should be a rre.it t , i.m.l.. fi rst school in every oy i f il.n land, snd our bo v should be t m oo'agett to learn ttadr. to niatr f. les, snd to berome cnavtet n their trades. V have too niv mni"" bos per, toi many rinks. 'ni 'o.ne aonentitie. and too few te trixsHy trained merbanu coininii ff""i lbs public ( lux'l of our roiini y Poem by ncie sonn THE UNEMPLOYED It i a matter of common ajrre. - mi lit that the neiapcr of tia .ouptrv are a iiowerlul ta t .r in ediuaiion and in keeping t!.e peo, iiifoimeij to politi. al, on-mil . tieallh and other matter. I'nd.r ihe dire t primary system it doubtful whither one in ten voters would have ar y knowledge of the candidutes and their platform will be found a statement from one of the high-J without new-papers. .i ii i i l : . i ik-i Most ediu atiotiul institut mtis nave t i i tr r uns in me union, wiih.ii tivo iiutw muc ,i n. i ..l., (.. ... i... . 1 nirf if Irnn. ahrn3lhu w. tn n.ir nlhr a la... ' - THE STRIKER'S SIDE OF THE STRIKX In another part of this issue of the Avalanche days ago, and said that Lubbock should not ask 1 question. The Avalanche is not publishing this as . . , ... t . Ik... , .. . n. .......... K r i I P.i ii H a , . . . . II HrifUIIlCIll 111 1IICII laiUI , I OK"""" H"- WO. v..a. or expect any rrane rrom mat territory until tney . . i i .u : j f t i i ii, i . j . but merely to give the reading public their side ol have provided a halt-way decent road to travel , . . .. .i tt- i . I ij i ,i i I the question as they give it in their onicial state over. Heavy loads cannot be pulled over the roads' M K, , . . -i i l j .1 ' . i , ill . ; ments. No doubt the railroads have good argu- in their present condition, and automobiles have to! . , i . i . ,i . . i . t-l- ! ment too, and there is always two aides to the ques creep along to prevent being torn up. 1 his is a .. i .- .,- . . .l j . .u . if t i .l.i . j tl I tion. The strike situation is getting to a point that condition that should not be tolerated. The com-1. , . i .i i T , i , .1 . i . . , I IS uecomillK very serious, diiu uicic suuuiu iriiaiiiir miSHionrrs ol those precincts should certainly be . . i i r i .i . ; .,.,l A.,. be some way to bring about a peaceful settlement ,l .L-: j ... of the difference, WIICII1UC, CI1IU lildl UllCI lllUII ICICI1CC lUWilIU iiic roads leading to Lubbock must cease. Lubbock is losing business and the county is getting a black eye as a result of these bad roads. Both the roads mentioned are on highways, and tourists are cer tainly very unfavorably impressed with Lubbock county on account of this stretch of road which is equal to almost the entire distance across the coun ty north and south. The Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club, the Kiwanis Club and the Ku Klux if necessary, should get after this road aituation and bring things to pass that will correct this bad con dition of the roads. ONF. KIND OF DEAD BEAT There are several kinds of deadbeats, if we are correctly informed, and one of that kind is the base ball dead beat. When the (lubbers play ball in the home park, a lot of fellows make a prac tice of sitting on the fence and witness the game, apparently prefering to be an ordinary dead beat, rather than to pay the price of admission, enter the park and enjoy the game with loyal citizens. It ia a motly crowd that peep over the fence and through the cracks every game. Yesterday there were forty or fifty negroes and deadbeats who wit nessed the game in that way and each day the crowd on the fence grows larger. We believe we are right when we say that a few automobiles and trucks have taken their position along the fence at seventy-five percent of the games that have been played, whereupon were pcr hed from one to a half a doz en people, who would rather this thrrisrlve as deadbeats, and let the ball club foot the deficit, than to pay the admission fee. If a same is worth aeeing. it is certsinlv worth the price of adiriasion, nd one certainly loners themselves in the esti mation of govl, honest, uptight, loyal titirn whrn they undrrtak" 1 see ihe game in any other way tSan to pay stipulated price of admipn If thrlt ia not a J.W to prohibit if. thrra should be, as ihe Ja of lo)'i!ty bonm institutions d not seem .) appeal ! mm folia ho? ar ord.iiari?v looked upon and re.i'le.l k .mI ..tucn The News at Plainview tried hard to say aome thing that would discredit the apeaker who is tour ing the State apeaking on good government and explaining the principles of the Ku Klux Klan, but failed to find anything in his speech that he could very well find fault with. Klandum may not be right, and many thousands of people believe it not right, and we have not said that it is the proper way to bring about better conditions, but we be lieve that we can see that its influence is having a good effect, and according to their outspoken principles, their intentions are for good, and if they can inculcate their principles into the minds of the people, they will no doubt do something worth while. There may not be need for the Klan, but the laxness of many officials has brought about the need for something along that line. Crime must cease or America is ruined. Experts have said that Weat Texas is one of the beat aectiona of the State for the production of poultry, and the South Plains is probably the best part of West Texas when it comes to raising poul try of every description. There ia good profit in it too, and for that reason the South Plains peo ple who raise poultry and have a few dairy cows, are the people who seldom have to ask the banker for financial assistance, and who increases the de posits in the bank. o The Tulia Hrr.ild last week issued a twrnty ritflit paye "Railroad" Spec i.d Edition, which was a moat creditable number. It was well gottrn up, newsy and neat. It contained much v.ilu ililc in formation about the 1 uli.i an tion and the businrss men of the town gave the number a very liber al patronage. Me congratulate the I ler.thl on the sunrss of the U.nue. a subvention from the state or latp endowments raised by the people or by phiianthrophic reasons. It . quite the revcre with the news paper which mut pay its own way, win. h delivers its product to tl.e reuder ut a fair arice far below us cost arid which devoted valuable Kpure to every good ause w ithout money and without price. I urther than this, the press of America is paying postal rates im posed in war-tune as a revenue measure despite the fact that tne news-papers were forced to carry war burdens that no other clan of business was compelled to shoulder. These rates have been a heavy load to all paperii and huvc proven fui.il to hundreds of papers, large and small, as it, witnessed by the great number of suspensions during the last year or two. The Record has brought its sub scription prices down so thut the people may have a greut and com plete newspaper at the lowest pos sible price. But it is carrying heavy and irk.some war-time postal rates which oupht to bo repealed by con gress in the interest of the people, thut there may be a wider circula tion of all newspapers and better and more features. Kort Worth Record. Right Spirit Ihe I'lunview News speaks With authority a follows! "It's hot on the Plato, but it's a ilrrnr.l iv s spei the P.i sight holtrr sveiywlirre else, ('inns to tha Plains" Jee has hern down in thn .1 ite in rully After all the building that has been done, and is now under way, there are not enough dwelling hous es in Lubbock to take care of the people who want a place to live. Lubbock Avalunche. While this condition may be un welcome to those who are seeking homes, yet it is a mighty good sign that the times are getting better, particularly for Lubbock. This con dition i.s true in muny West Texas towns, now that crop condition, were better this sprinc and suninur ban for many years In-fore, and il , . - t . i . - . . i. .. . , is p'l' one Ol lite muny shjm ion. tb.s M-cllon or tne Mate Is commit into h'-r own. Of coure, err town w nuts to provide h one, f u nil this.- who come tu live willnn her domains, but it i not always possible, due to the f' t that the bo ii u s i tin n t be built fist enough, -.1 trtcat l th" null. K.rty f .wn l.ki s to bear that every nth. r town or c ty i irpvriinf ; tbnt people air oliilla 1 11 l-i'Ve lnilill'ef a; lint Hllll ho i-. hie b. nirf I "'" 1 ''' '"!' i h'loi, sie ir .i d; and thai avoiy- il, i I nil ru'it Thai U t i -M. t',.1 ,t . !. ll .pint i.f V.-t Each day abounds in rnystery to tax the thoughtful min.V ar.d add itj bit of history in lore of human kind . . . Each problem up for solving demands a potent skill, and keeps th) v.!;ee!s revolving in life's perpetual mill. . . . To me. the unsolved Question U ever as before; dumbfound wth it ingestion bewilders more and more. , . . I gTopa m fastness, and tremble at its frown. . . . I marvel at ;- astness no soul ran put it downl The question I refer to, is of the "unemployed." . . . Th cries a job is dear to but seldom is enjoyed. . . . They cry 'oud to Vulcan, and AgTicola's King they crave to strike a e!kin which never seems to ring I My soul is wrapped in wonder. It Is, to help me Iwikel I l ave to work like thunder I sin t not time to strike I The ardent prayer for leisure it erer n my mind ...Id pour out all my Vcajurt, (or job I coulJa't find. 1 fi uttintf i tmr mil f C fTl J . i ' 'ad 1922 SJWVCH ' L v-r-w 1 TTere wa. yownjT Jim Jones just went Into his bark garden to see how his KT'e vines were coming along, and every one of them was dead not a leaf in sight, lie was sure he had dopes! the whole thing out so he would have a wonderful grape juice t rop th:s year. He got the fmet vines, planted them with the greatest care, and then gave them a dose of manure he was sure would make them come tip- great. In the winter months he diijf tn.und them, and gave them nmre manure to keep them going through the cold sjh-H. "I'.iirncd up," remarked old Jake when he saw them. "Ain't nothin' Icttcr n manure, hut too much kill. Plants are like humans. Grains most of all grow best wheo they Lvc to tisjlit, and don't kit rich food too ea.y." Texas, and flip & ('oment believes that It is the irreater number of eases. Prejudice between cities nev er sjot anybody anywhers. and th sooner that kind of attitude is done away with, the belter it will be fur all concerned. Abilena Reporter. CRIME IN PRESS Many times newspaper men hear the complaint that there is nothing in the paper except "crime news. ' A recent investigation has nhown the falsity of such un assertion. A class in joui nuli.iu in a New York university ineaured the crime news in a I nee number of New York t'ity and Lute new simpers. The class round that only aton t t per rein m the space in New York t'ity new a pu' ers wits deyolrd to crime news The I rrcrntaire in the amnller city d.il'ics whs tody 2 to 3 perirnt tl U a (food tlni'it for Jo or ilbm that -one of the lie aboi.t u sre nadi-d The nest ti.ne )ou th ok th.il your newspaper has too nun h rrtme news, lu-t roiuimre the In. ties with Ihe t till new fpn. In the put Lent 1.01. The rr.ord Won't be n.r I ml a "J bid. we II l - An ai l!j News. telle Jcfos tM IF XJO WANT A TMinG WELL PONS COOK tT fV The pn.llcms of the por eua uniptive are bu; the I' l l. i t( the leii.umplive poor are uur4