Stephens County Sun (Breckenridge, Tex.), Vol. 11, No. 33, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 12, 1941 Page: 1 of 6
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June 15 Pinal
Date To Get In
County Edition: BKECKE
Devoted to the Farm and llnme, and tn Every Legitimate Interest
ur tireckenridge and Stephens County
BKECKENRIDGE, TEXAS, THURSDAY,
June 12, 1941.
12 Dead In Albany Flood; 10 Ho tms Destroyed
STRAW VO rF.S
F FIANCE TODAY
BEST NEWS STORY
rKXAS i- probably busier tjlrtsv
at iln approach >1 any otivr
declion taking straw votes on ilu-
senatorial race Varum,, results
ait i>emg shown in \ arious place-,
iilmosi airording t> the -trata of
IHtople n-skft how the) ivill vole.
% Two j • • jk>x"1 • • f V- < ni ot.il on the
street hor«: today. I'.oull Of firs'
titi person* appr'ached .-tid asKed
hqw ihey will vqu* showed Gerald
Mann Sending by a majority.
Thirteen |K*r.V't!s refused lo -ell of
lo say how (h< > will mil1 it^gard-
In (lountv Topic
At C-C Lnncheon
Work on Highway East
and By-Pass at Caddo to
$jtlinj: r, sfajt}. highway i; -
<rn • engineer, sj • •; !;ir,g at the
! monthly JurorheOh of the Brecken-
ridge Chamber of i Vvmmei ■ Wt o
| n.'-iixy ■ said; %vi;«rk :'tif
IhC -t'veti mi'tf-s to Caddo. -
tn 14 tl)o by-pa.** at CaddH, is u<
j, ,st.4rt Iiiij at i hi' sam,, t ime
j warh/vli ..thfcit i.^fvlcfesoitfe .step
taken count ies ■'IiVci- Stephen* v iIt
t - diort on fund* for vn Is in .h-
1 luftitc due to 1im i *1011 of funds to
military highway «.
(.'<><1 Of the work to h,, don.'
of h'-ri' is estimated at $1 1(5,'.H-r.
bridges and highway to In.' .vioeit-
* d. lefugee w.dk.s or. tin- *ide at
big such mcth Mis it lw, ix-i-n ,tn
exi ertenre ■ >[ (h s < "ti;--t thai , sj„. bridges, shoulder* modernized
.•■(raw \otes fairly predict ivtual and other improvements made
election outcome. The state of Texas sends its 1
— | cent gasolin.- i.a to Washinylon
and receives back for road plif-
J^hAS' >N !'ii tnls. is :h !t 1 [k.sj's on, halt of. thai sum. pro
Water For Citv
Of Albany Now
Fund Here Kisp.s to .<272
With More Coming in:
River at Top Stage
Work of raising funds here tip
succor the flood stricken in Al-
bany continued today, afVer a
canvass yesterday raised the total
fund to S272.73, besides clothing
sent there the day before.
Reports received here by t.hi
Chamber of Commerce were that! 21
the floor and rains have raised
I he Brazos and Clear Fork to the
highest point in many years, hut
that all roads out of here are
passable. Many persons in the
lowland;; a' Graham were forced
out, 'J.') families shown in one re-
Action From Nazis
On Ship Sinking
WASHING I ON, June .12 'U.n>. -The Stale Department announc-
ed today the American freighter Robin Moor was torpedoed by a
German U-boat and President Roosevelt said he is convinced the
facts now are clear and Germany must accept full responsibility
lot the sinking.
The . t op,oi l said "all survivors are in good health and lull de-
tials will be forwarded to the State Department as sprin as I hey ate
coded." The message said the "ship undoubtedly was sunk' by a
submarine on the morning of May
• iii<v. vot- usually let> iw'P"-'
people in kindred • i\ Itle- wiHrte
Ibouehts and art ions niueblv in .
K enl. however, the government has
-ote taken in j , , , ,
its eyes on designated defense
system roads. These funds may
\ideu the stale matches that hall,
he explain. «i, adding that irt pres-
the same tn-nil Tin
Brei.-kcnintge this morning was in-
most entirely amonp bustne-s men ■ - - i
of their emploves or office holders M* ^ « '«'• «' warned, and
or pr.fess.on, u-'ople I Stephens and a number of otliei
Se\eral ieiv remarks w, -e ;o- ! counties have no sudi designated
countered ,Mos< ; iiisp was "fitit J roads.
(He i|i>wt! for Mann, but yotr will A1- a remedy the Carl'.vrighl lull
have to put at -emc in snuff to i hits been 'introduced in Congress
I.h at 1 i !>ani! I j wliieii proposes to furnish Kinds
-— - I for toad systems which wotrfd
T^JUS is a h'.ldo%. | i.-mark ."rum thus he left without nnaneia!
the days, oi lif!i l' eipu-^m bin | sujjporj^ ittut U W UBPohents u>
It ,al-i is a reminder thnit in -uch i that hill hitve introduced another,
a method i'if ti kiiu: vote, me ] which \voulrl seriously curtail the
t i't i.oiiei is no1!;; reached, s funds
The bridge in the foreground i cached th.-it point after being washed from its foundations a half-
mile up st •:.im when a 20-foot w.-.ll of water from two 1300-foot broken dams struck the "flat"
bordering Hubbartl Creek at Albany. Texas. Twe Ive bodies were recovered and some are still
missing as forty homes v.erc destroyed. B.ridge i n the background was si* feot under water at
the height of flood, while house at right was originally a quarter-mile to the left of the concrete
Tests To Continue
Dr. Lay tun to Heturn Hero
Saturday to Handle
One'-sVtirt^ v> '-'n*
Jrtctf sM > '■ ! • :''i I'ivv, \\ :\s I
h;*\o mot *vh<> v vol'?
for in-eai.-e I !"av< jj.it -it citled
u'hn inn Ih'iii ii'lJaniel In one or
two lllst. '.lee. I lie I eJKU 11 1 left
iK'hmd ihem bis arguments g'*lng
ID you know that !
Texas ha* an armorert lie
of the many unexpected e
Mr. i-Jrainuer pointed out, t!u-.
military trucks, tanks etc., espi-i •
.all> when on manuevers, tear up
roiidwayj,. .severely and tljat more
funds than ever will lx- needed I'J
With referehce a roi-Jway from
here to th(, state park the engi-
neer advifted that the Chamber of
' Commerce watt until .sufficient
; improvement has been made ihere
to make a Showing then reouesi
Stale f'ark Roi.-rd to ; shov.
Offered By 46Y"
Swimming classes are now in
progress at the YMCA pool. Per-
AtteiUi'jn was (,-illeri tori; .. h> „k|s ii.-ve iieen scheduled for ehil-
Countj Agent W R I-ace to ilie dren and adults and standard in-
i-etui n here Sa:ui<M\ o! Di Lay- strut'lion is being given in 'all
ton ot Fort Wi rtii lo la.uid i>os.-. groups according to need and
live 11 actor-, louisd, in :ni- I:: .1 swimming, ability. Beginners w'ho
tesis <ii local (.attl" ! >r Hane/s di- do not know how to swim at
ate taught to swim in the shf/llow
water <.-nd later how to .swim with
h,, branded with the
ploves to: lH' found piov ided foi in , ^
the* deriartmental approlriations j n ,."T\ " , , . live nerds nase lesteo p-
I,, „ (',sb„ ^ 01 r0Hd 1(1 lh" h,8hvH y I thm the percentage was:
letter D oh the jaw. and the own-
er in;-;.- sell them for slatignteir.
Thest. unimnU already have been
isolated since reports were return-
ed Showing ihem mfecled.
It. w;ts said iiiat -atlly 111 .'our ol
five herds im\c tested .-positive but:
The speaker 'a'^s- introduced b>
J;i. : D. Sandeler, Jr.. .v ho 'idled
of the isib l.egi-iature
The armorer has no such impor- ;.
tnitt [Hisiti >ii av■■.as designated j
by the title in the da}; «In n i tehlion lo the need of aiding t.'ie
and then knights fought in armor
and bad an armorer to-put them
in ami <wi et tfv steelwork
people of Albany at lhis time,
meeting wjis presided -over
| President C. U. New by.
Of Medal Crown
: dail y cattle. Tcst.s'.are,'in;u!e • very-1
J. T. Hammett ol Breckenrkige j sjN, v davs, the next to !. • ,n;id,. a-
The Te\a-. armoret- 'carries Oil
hi.. ariiVoViriK ftvittes as a .odeUnc
to U ing j.;irt.^r ,:i'n. the Adiutunt
(Jeneial's office As "|H>rter and
iinnoiei i t. is paid ST.ii a year. j
The Di'parl.tijerit o! Agriculture t
ha , a "gilt ins]>M tor Inquiry re- .; ~ ■
\eal- that lie :nsi • .-otton gin; step^d out with :■ hot .'12, two Un- , yoni August 1.
and 1- 1(1 no wis- , taster Che 'I'1" 1'"'' «<>'"« < 1"' and a fine
S.une .lepj riment. ha- a market two over par coming to turn in a
; new . ..ills! 1: longer lists ' < ard 70, or par. to be crowned
„ "rosi um ('rest.im«bl> idle >f medalist m (he Font Worth inviia-
the Other n'ui ser> uispecioi • look "on tournament now under way.
alter roses. —
Severe ) owners Ijave received .ta-
t ices , that their herde i heck elean
in. -lic'viesLs;, . .
."Applications, lor further ; icst-
have been roceived .roc. .-te-.en
more ow ners represent itlg Kl'i
head ol catlje, More upplH'atioti
blanks fssive been retimed .mil the
work still is open jo entni'
On Soil Ballot
State Supervisor Will Hold
Meetings in Section
I' rnposi ng „l )i.st rict
Hearing on whether there is
enough interest to call an election
here on the matter of organizing a
soil ;-;id water conservation dis-
trict will he conducted in i he court
room Friday evening, beginning at
safety in deep water.
Swimmers are learning to in-
crease their ability and swimming
power together with standard
methods of assisting others in case
Classes are open to all boys t.-nd
girls who are seven years of age
or older. Memberships for women
and children may be purchased
for sr> per year. Swimming and
Yesterday afternoon water was
going !) 1-2 feet over the dam
at; Possum Kingdom lake and ris-
ing at the rate of one inch an
Water got two feet higher than
ever before in the Community
Public Service company's water
plant on the river, and the lawn
was covered, hut no great dam-
gae was done.
Albany Seeks Water
A day of rehabilitation and re-
lief work in flood stricken areas
of Albany was climaxed last night
as the city council met in lengthy
session to consider, best available
ways and means to assure a mu-
nicipal water supply.
Proposals to sandbag gaps in
Diller lake, broken Monday night
by a flood crest that took 12 lues,
were prominent among tnose ec'f*
sidered by the council, meeting
with Mayor D. G. Curb.
With precious water still flow-
ing through gaps in the dam, it
could be conserved by sandbag:
Tlv commander of the sub-
marine as fully aware the vessel
The State Department said the
vessel was bound for Capetown
and other destinations outside I \
combat zones prescribed by the
President under the neutrality act.
It said there was no ammunition,
explosives or military 'equipment
German sources in Berlin said
they knew nothing of the report I
Straw Vote Here
Shows Mann In
Meckel Votes Johnson;
Jtcmarks Gathered by
but added it
but added it
'naturally is being
WAR TO CONTINUE
TILL HITLER FALLS
V. C. Marshall, state supervisory
will be here tn conduct the'hc;ir
ing. Prior to,.this meeting, called j.ging the gaps., .
after petitlDh; lias been sent to ' Roy Matthews, city water so-
Austin requesting such a meeting, j perintertdeni, estimated a 30-day
Hearings will bc held at Albany at : supp|y was in the lake
2,:3.° "'L naild iU lC" Meanwhile, funerals for the 12
ococ , ti ay. ; victims of Albany's tragedy were
The proposal is to include in the ! ',e'c' yesterday afternoon.
district, thus proposed all of Sic- j Services for Virginia Strong, in-
phens county except the north- "'ant daughter of the Mack
„ western corner: th,, east ~ two- | Strong?., were ||f| at the Chri.s-
.instruction periods have been pro- ; 'birds of Shackelofrd county: and tian church at 2. for Mrj.' Addle:
vided free for those unable lo buy j l'1c nor,h half of Callahan county. ! Ratlift and Mrs. Alice Monk at
-*l>ip. ! ,n!v" and for John Gage, at I, at' the
Most ot the nerds und|«ndiV:dt uJ i ju-oportion to the size of water a
heads of. a I. tie Vested n. -e been
member........ ,, .
Water safety requires swim- 1 formed in Iexas. and £?fter being ;
mu>g f-'.nlily and knowledge tn formed are eligible to state aid m
By United Press
Great Britain answered German
peace rumors today with a declar-
ation joined by British dominions
t-.td nine allied refugee govern-
ments of determination to i'ight
togi'ther until Hitlerism is driven
Joint declaration was the first
since a state of war was made by
Britain and allied governments re-
preser.ung the nations' overrun by
The statement was timed lo coin-
cide with increasing: signs ol an '
elaborate, half concealed Gorman
effort to launch a "piece offen-
sive", possibly in conjunction with
the threatened Nazi move agaiist
Tne war front was marked by
slov development of British occu-
pation of Syria. The RAF was ire-,
pot ted i supporting Allied ebliimns I nuinily.
By Jane Rhodes
A hurried trip down the street
and a visit in several store;;
Thursday morning with the ques-
tion "Who are you voting for in
the senator's race June 28?" re-
sulted in figures which gave Ger-
ald C. Mann a decided lead amons
6(5 straw voters. He polled 31
voles, as opposed to a combined
-' °f the three other leading can-
Martin Dies received eleven
nods, Leo O'Daruel, six; and Lyn-
don Johnson, five. Two -persons
were unable to dceid'^TxHween
Mann and one of the other three
candidates, ten refused to com-
ment. and one expected to change
"Do you think that Gerald
Mann's speech Tuesday afternoon
influenced the trend in Ins fa-
vor?" was also asked.
Some individuals questioned re-
plied that this was not neces-
sarily true because Mann had a
number of friends in this com-
Hospitals Admit 4
Twc New Patients
\ closei insight into I omhtioi's j Life Policy Suit
-V in Frame is read between th. QpCHS Id C'OUrt
tines these da>~ than piobttbly at i 'r'"'"c !'!i'L:'"
any ti.nie , since the naiioii ci?piUi-
latcd to Germany.
Free French *!•- matching •"■-
gainst French in Syria a n d
Fretu it elemenl, represented li>
IVtam are rnnktng only formal re-
sistance Meanwhile, foires rep-
rrsente<I by Darhm would '|uit the
Allies entirely and actively join up
with Axis forces A nation cor-
rupted and orn but with the ma-
jf rity still sound.
[ Mrs. T. Tj I![evens ol i'ark.s e.n-
(lerwern n.iajot' surgery ai ihe,
! Brecken ridge Clinical: Hospital
Thursday moi mng, and w,-.-. re;
: ported to b; resting., well at .won
Trial of tlie suit of N. Price 1 ,ldl, u,,spital. Mar-
CI al \s. National Aid tale In- khl(U , Mueller, >1 o! Cise , wa>
■surance company opened 111 admitted ler treat mem ol mjurie.-
trict court Thursday morning, the. ,ru.,v«i S\hii, he was bianding
full txMiig with reference: to jx>li- cattle. X-rays were iK'Ing mad-
cies held by Ihe plaintiffs. Jutlgc .Thtirsd:-/ on ■ruing, and it "as
Davenport of Fastland w as pre-, thought probable that sc\eral no.>
; were broken.
In-st news Story:
WHAT TEACHERS ARE 1)01 N(.
iss Margaret te Demnan. Post ridge a! lending summer m i oof
J' .BR... |■■.. .v| ■■ m ,. .. . yr ...p.,,.. tfn,(.
. FHRF.IX. I')- 'UR Mayor A < ,ak School, re-elected, attending t at Abiilene Christian College
I-ew is Levine tells ot a negro who j .summer school North Texas State! Mr. and Mrs. John Roberts
was arraigned before liim on n S Teachers" College. j Necessity, re elected, atiendins
charge of fighting, an offenscj ^jj,s Ruth Fulton, Red I summer school at Texas Tech
which frequently brought, the cul- t;.,p school, re-elected, look Iter! Both will almost finish degrees.
pHt into police custody. fl A Degtvc May 30. j Mrs. Julia Griggs, formerly o.
Miss Myrl Prltehard. Crystal j Midway School, has her B. A dc
Falls School, re-elected, attending I gr.ec,' ;md will: teach in San An
summer school University of Tcx-i tonio. .
'Well, Sam," said the official
to I ho prisone r. " I see you" re back
again for fighting with your wife.
"No, suh, Mr. Mayor, she lick-
ed me this time." Sam replied.
THOUGHT For The Moment:
Mrs. Howard Peacock, Clear
Fork School, re-elected, spending
summer planning new home.
Ml s Joyce Grant, takes her
If, instead of Kcnv: r ■*j degreo th(s vummer at Fast Textus
State Teachers' College, Com-
Mrs. Johhnle Baggeft will teach
in Junior High School, Brecben •
I" er, gifts of a lovely thought we
could cast the Rift of a lovely
flower into the heart of a friend,
that would be giving aa the agnels
givh Gonrgo Maeponald.
> M iss i >ra i I also 11. reeeti fly elect -
ed to Midway, is attending sum-
mer School ;q Abilene Christian
Mrs. C. B. Smith. Waylancl
School, re-elected. Mrs. Smith
has a degree from Columbia Uni
IU and Mrs R. M. Wood.
Centimi?* on Four
. . ■
i , 11 .i't " <&i , i 11 si
i SI i . i ISliils
t.he work of soil and water conser-
reas accessible for boating and ! vat ion.
sv. immirsg. The YMCA slogan l;« ' ' : —
every person a swimmer and
every sw immer a lifc jsavbr.
WASHiNGTdN. June 12 tU.R' —
President Roosevelt todf.-y nomi-
nated the Yankee Liberal, Harlan ; medalist. J. T. .Hammett, Brcck-
!■' Stone, Chief Justice of vhc onridgc. in a first-round 1-3 vie-;
United States Supreme Court. : tory.
He also named Attorney Gener- - ■ •
al Robert II. Jackson and Senator liill
; Funeral for the eight members
01 the Paul Alexander family,
. negroes, was held at the same
! church at 3:.!•>.
A son of Mrs. Ratlilf. W. C.
' Railitf, who had just moved to
Brov, .lwopd, learned only Wed-'
FORT WORTH. June 12 ■ — nesday of the tragedy thai took
Mally Reynolds, steady Dallas ; his mother's life. A daughter. .\. I .
vetrran, hammered out the first ! Onna Livezey. of Cent.ralia, 111 ,
upset in the 23rd annual River (Continued on Page Four)
Crest. Invitation Golf Tournament, —
today when he knocked out the
j Hammett Hammered
; Out of Tourney
will: bombings of Beirut, and Ale,'
pj>o: ; rid British and Free French
troops continued to advance to-
ward Damascus r.-nd Beirut. Pro-
gress «as slow. The French offer-
ed stiff resistance, but British'
said i.he desire is to hold lighting
to a minimum.
Heavily reinforced De Gatitlists
charged behind British lanks ,uid
armored cars Wednesday and
drove almost to the outskirts of
(Continued on Page Five)
Golf Lessons For
New Club Members
James F. Byrnes, S. C., associate ; ' "
justji.es of the Supreme Court. OCIlt I 0 HOUSe
P.yrnc s tuimin;.'!ion was confirmed j
immediately as a mark of a sena* ' • \/.ASrflNGIO.%. June 12 'tu-
torial courtesy to a fellow mem- j "1u Senate today passed and
her The other nominations are the s,,ni to the House the Connally
go through customary procedure, amendment to ihe conscription
Stone, tiS-year-old republican act authorizing President Roosc-
who was n;>med by Calvin Co')!- ' veil to take over defense fae-
idge, becomes the 12th diief J'ls- ( tories when production is delayed
lice of the nation. He succeeds f by strikes, or lockouts, or othci
Filed On Man
Complaint has been filed in jus-
tice court against Mclvin Hudgcs,
To Meet Tonight
Members of the Knights of Py-
! charging driving a mot- vehicle UrRfd
. , . . , ... w ent at a meeting tonight when
. e i ox ca ec. I wo compan- SCcond degree work will be engajf
ions in the car were charged i Cd in. Kigiit o'clock is the time,
with being drunk.
GOLD MINING BOOM LOOMS
Charles Kvans Hughes who
tires July 1.
Services Are Held
For Meridian Man
Funeral services ■ for Waller
Stanford, 10, who died at Merid-
ian. Texas, night before last, re-
portedly from gunshot wounds,
were held Wednesday afternoon
at I o'clock at the Necessity
The body was brought to Neces-
sity from Meridian yesterday, the
services being conducted by Roy
Howell of Breckenridge. Deceased
was roared nn£ r Caddo.
Floods Still Sweep
All of Texas
By United Press
Flods swept Texas front thc pan
handle to the Louisiana line and
from Red River to the Gulf under
clearing skies today, blocking i t
least 16 highways destroying crops
and livestock and forcing hun-
dreds of persons from their homes.
Generally fair north tonight and
Friday, scattered thundersho'V.io
DENVER, June 12 'U.R< Anoth-
er gold mining boom js in prospect
for the historic camp of Cripple
Creek as crews near completion a
32,000-foot tunnel designed to
drain w;.;er from long - closed
Water was pouring from the
tunnel at the rate of 8,000 gallons
a minute as thc 30,000-foot mark
was reached and officials of the
Golden Cycle Corporation who
are gt.-.ribling Ihe .112,000,000 cost
af the tunnel on another goid
strike - said "complete success"
vvas assured. '
Completion of the project Is
scheduled for July 15 but already
much of the water-soaked Cripple
Creek area is being drained. Wa-
ter pouring from long-closed
mines tapped by the drilling crews
f ised the tnnnr!; flowi;,ct.''.
gallons a minute :it one juncture
and forced a suspension of work.
Rich Deposit Foreseen
Officials of Golden Cycle, a priv-
ate firm, believe that under thc
water in the old mines lies a wide
gold deposit of fabulous wealth —
rivaling the deposits which pro-
duced $18,000,000 worth of ore
yearly in Cripple Creek's heyday
10 years ago. The tunnel 9 feet
wide and 8 feet high, is designed
to drain water fro m..!l mines in
a radius of 30 square miies. En-
gineers believe thc drained mines
will be productive for another 20
years and that ftdditionat millions
of dollars will be added lo tne
$450,000,000 already taken lrom
the Cripple Creek area.
Ore bodies assaying from .33 it,
(Continusd en Pags Four)
Guard Players To
All ball players for thc Defend
Guard arc urged lo be at the ||||
ball park Friday evening for prac
ticc. At 6 o'clock sharp, Burley
Burleson said, as several games
arc being lined up for the near
An opposite current of thought,
however, was voiced by a num-
ber of persons. O'Daniel is go-
ing to run a very strong rare,
in spite of any figures to the
contrary, they seem to feel.
I m not going to vote,'.' i\i-
fided one man, "but I can toll
you who's going to win. It's (.'-
A recent Abilene Reporter*
News poll made at Merkel gave
Johnson a commanding lead of
forty per cent; O'Daniel, second
place, with twenty per cent.;
credited Mann with fourteen per
i cent, and allowed Dies seven.
' it w-a.s noted in the Abilene
All new members of the Coua- :j cahvass, that many w ho had v'ot-
; try Club may receiv,, free lessons i ed lor O'Daniei in the gulienia-
in golf il they will report at the • torial race intended chani/in"
club house Wednesday evening at j their preference in the June ''si
6 o'clock it was announced today.
election. Reasons lor changing
(Continued on Pago Four)
Announcement was made here
today that Laymen of the First
Christian Church will conduct a
meeting Sunday afternoon at 3:30
o clock at Kolian. All laymen of
the church are invited to attencf.
Payments On Wheat
Second series of checks ifi pay-
ment for I.9-11 wheat parities was
received here today. There are
fifty-teix checks totalling SLiOri.fit.
This is in addition to the first
series of 47 checks totalling ?1,*
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