Borger Daily Herald (Borger, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 109, Ed. 1 Wednesday, March 30, 1927 Page: 1 of 6
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OFFICIAL PUBLICATION, CITY OF BORGER, TEXAS
VOL. 1—No. 109
ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE
BORGER, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 1927
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-LS WRONG VALVE AT GAS
PLANT: MAY DIE OF INJURII
500 TRAPPED BY PENNSYLVANIA BLAST
■OOTN OF COAL
Ehrenfield Shaft Is Scene of
Accident Which Entombs
HURRY TO RESCUE
U. S. Bureau of Mines Sends
Relief Force to Aid in
PITTSBURGH, March no. (AIM
More than 500 men were entombed
by a terrific explosion in the Eli-
rpnfeld mine of the • Pennsylvania
Coal and Coke corporation this aft-
ernoon, according to reports re-
* ceived here. The mouth oí the
mine was wrecked by the blast, it
A Unj'ed Stutes bureau of minas
rescue car, stationed at Deny, near
JOhrenfeld, has been ordered to the
All efforts to Ret into direct
touch— with,,.ilie..~mJno -failed. It
is located'ín CiimTiriri county, about
75 miles east of Pittsburgh.
The mine rescue expert of the
federal bureau, said he believed
that between 350 and 400 mil had
been trapped by the blast.
The explosion was of such great
force that when it ripped from the
shaft mouth of the mine, ii blew
down a two-story brick office build-
ing about 200 feet from the entry.
Some office employes were injured
when the structure collapsed. Min-
ing men, familiar with explosions,
said the blast was so terrific they
could hold little hope for the men
trapped in the wrecked working*
The mouth of the mine caved In,
making rescue work difficult.
(By The Aimocmtef) P retl)
SPRINGFIELD, 111., March
;IO.— (AP.) — Thirty Illinois
coal mines will continue opera-
tions under the Jacksonville
waft'P scale agreement, Harry
FlSbwlck, president of District
12, of tile United Mine Work-
ers, announced today.
GEORGETOWN, Texas, Mar.
3U(>—(AP.) — Steve Marline,
Bohemian farmer, charged with
the Itinrder of his stepson,
Loifis Marhac, was acquitted by
a jury Tuesday night. It was
Ills third trial.
AUSTIN, Mar. 30.—(AP.) —
The fifteen year sentence of
Kenneth Smith, convicted in
connection with the robbery of
the San Antonio Nutional Bunk,
wus reversed and remanded to-
day by the court of criminal
PAMPA, March 30. Cray
county is voting today on a
bond issue of $1,200,000, which
If favorably acted upon, will
provide for hard-surfacing of
approximately 100 miles of
state highway in this countv.
LONGVIEW, Texas, March.
!|0.— (AP.) An unidentified
vrtnth, about 30 years old, was
round with his head crushed
arlv todnv- near railroad
••'ticks, half <> inlle west of
'¡lartcwater. He died later iu
Is Badly Injured
In Mar land Blast
Pardon Ends Drama of Injustice
Accidentally pulling a valve under
pressure, Willard E. Stevens, 27,
employe of the Marland Oil company
was seriously Injured in a terrific
explosion at the Marland gas lift
station two miles north of Borger
shortly before daylight this morning.
Stevens was taken in a Bynum
Brothers ambulance to the Union
Emergency hospital at Prairie camp
where physicians have been battling
for the young man's life since morn-
Stevens sustained countless in-
juries, in the blast, including a brok-
en leg, fractured shoulder, a deep
gash on the head, broken teeth and
nunierous cutB and fractures of
snialer bones. Almost every inch of
the man's body was bruised in some
manner, physicians say, who give but
littel hope for Ills life.
Details of the explosion were lack-
ing this morning following the blast
Workmen at the gas lilt station
sakl a valve had been accidentally
under pressure, causing the heavy
explosion which rocked the building
and injured Stevens. No others
Stevens lias been working for the
Marland Oil company at the gas lift
station as a compressor repair man
for about a month, accord i n>.'. to offi-
cials. He had worked for the com-
pany previously and is a single man.
Society to Meet j
DETROIT, March, :SO, (AP)
It was repurtdc today that Hen-
ry Ford m:is in 'lie Henry Ford
hospital suffering form injuries
received when Ills car was struck
by another automobile Sunday
niiflit and knocked over an em-
(Dv The Associated Press)
ABILENE.—O. C. Wells was
Identified at the county jail here
Tuesday by Mrs. .1. A. Mitchell, of
Coleman, as the man who slew
her husband in a holdup of the
Mitchell store a month ago.
DENIED NEW TRIAL
MEIA.- -Motion for a new trial
was denied Tuesday to Hugh David
(Hoptoe) Butler, given 'J!t years
for the slaying of Lester Bolton,
slain with a companion at a
county fair, iu district court at
The Ladies Missionary «ocj.ety of
the First Methodist church will meet
Thursday afternoon at the church.
CAN'T MAIL SIX-GUNS
HOUSTON, Texas, Mar. 2!). tAP)
No longer may revolvers, pistols or
other firearms capable of being con-
cealed on the person, be sent
through the mails, acording to a
Treasury Department circular re-
ceived here at the office of the dep-
uty colector of customs.
WILL STUDY CHIME
DALAS, Texas, Mar. 29, (AP)
A report on store crime and fraud
with which Texas merchants have
had to deal in the last year will be
considered by the Texas Retail Dry
Goods Association in its annual con-
vention here April 5 and 6.
lUiKANA. ,loh iniy Bryant,
has been given his third pa-
role with the stipulation that he
be taken out of the state. He was
charged with burglary.
WICHITA FALLS.—Out of 150
in the room Tuesday two men
raised their hands when Judge
William H. Atwell, in a federal
prohibition case, asked all who had
not had a drink iu 10 years to sig-
Will Hold Sale
Of Food Saturday
Methodist church women will hold
a food sale at the Orrick hardware
store, Saturday, April, 2. and invite
everyone to attend, calling for don-
ations of cakes, pies and sandwiches.
Condy Dabney, a taxicab driver, is shown here receiving a pardon
from Governor Fields of Kentucky after serving two years of a life
sentence for the "murder" of Mary Vickery of Harlan, Ky. Mary
turned up the other day, alive and well. Maria Jackson (inset) tes-
tilied at Dabney's trial thAt she saw him club Mary to death. Police
are investigating the identity of a woman's body found near Harlan
after Mary Vickery disappeared.
surrenders after one is
killed, one wounded, austin
Three Bandits at
Hi-Jack Old Man
Held up by three men at the point ¡
of a shotgun, the aged tollkeeper on |
the bridge crossing the Canadian j
river north of Borger was hi-jaeked ¡
about 11:30 o'clock last night and j
relieved of $37 in ifsh and $20 in,
Police and sheriff departments at
Borger were notified of the hold-up
a few minutes after the affair as the |
three bandits fled in a light coupe to-j
ward Borger, crossing the bridge,
following the hi-jacking.
Traced To Phillips
Deputy sheriffs Jones and Brown
left at once 1'or the bridge and trac-
ed the bandits as far as Phillips camp
where they were seen a short time af-.
ter the holdup parking their car and j
entering the dance hall. The men
had disappeared when the two dep-
uties began their search at Phillips, j
A search was also conducted at
According to V. E. St. Clair, as-
sistant tollkeeper at the bridge, the j
three bandits were riding in the car
and drove up to the oil house head-
ing toward Borger. When the aged
tollkeeper, whose name has not been
learned, stepped from his house, one
of the men came fro'm behind the car
leveling a shotgun at the tollkeep-
er's head, commanding him to "stick
The bandits relieved the tollkeeper i
of $37 in cash and $20 in checks and
then sped across the bridge. St. j
Clair followed them in a car as tal-
as Philips where the trail was lost
Constant Fire From the Shore
Pursue. United States
PRISONERS AS STUDENTS
AMERICAN MISSION LOOTED
AT F00CH0W: PRIESTS FLEE
AUSTIN, March 30.(AP.)—Ap-
pearing at his father's home, IS
miles from here today, Ernest Thur- _
man surrendered to officers inves- j WAUPUN Wis March 30
tigating a shooting in which Jim ' ' ' GllcloRed bv
Young, 26, Was killed, and A L. i ün a CjmP s enclosed bj
Brust was wounded in Austin last gray stone walls a hundred nttm-
night. ; bered students plod the road of
Thurman was charged with as- higher learning at Wisconsin's state
sault to murder in connection with penitentiary.
the wounding of Brust and released They are undergraduates of the
on $500 bond. ! University of Wisconsin, enrolled
Brust was held at county jail j through the school's extension di-
today without charges. He sur-1 vision, and they pay tuition just
without charges. He
rendered to officers, who saie. lio! 1 ikt
claimed that Young and another
man came to his house una the
shooting followed an altercation
concerning payment for automobile
Brust, officers said, told of "emp-
tying my shotgun and rifle."
Thurman said that Young, who
was shot in the head with a bul-
let as he sat in an automobile, took
no part in iho shooting.
their classmates outside the
WASHINGTON, Mar. 30, (AP)
The American Catholic mission at
Fuchow is reported looted in a dis-
patch reaching Shanghai," Admiral
O. S. Wiliams, commander of the
American Asiatic squadron, today
advised the navy department. The
fathers are said to have fled to Kow-
chow, the admiral's message added.
Fuchow is in Kwangtung province
in which Canton, seat of the nation-
alist government Is located.
I. C. C. Says Rates
Are Not Too High
WASHINGTON. Mar., 30, (AP)
Railroad rates on livestock through-
out the Western half of the United
States were declared by the Inter-
state Commerce Commission today
"RW ORLEANS. March 30.—
' —Francisco de Pinedo, Ital-
fiter, who arrived yesterday on
four-continent flight, said 1/)-
hd will leave here Friday morn-
for Galveston, Texas. •
ICHITA FALLE, Texas, Wrch
(AP.)—Cases against Allen
onough and Wayne H, McBride.
iv Mr Indictments «towing out of
■' .. burglary several months ago of
' nostofflce at Crosscut, ftrown
' • ity, were today transferred to
;• •< Angelo for trial during the
iic;.I term of federal court there.
to be not unreasonably high and a
The message gave no details of | merles of complaints by the American
8 killed in
HARRISBURG, III., March
:$0.— (AP.)—Eight men wore
entombed and believed to have
lieen killed in a gas explosion
tod.u in the /valine Count;,
Coal Corporation's mine No. Ü
at Ledford, five mile* south of
here. Three other miners were
injured b\ tin- blast. The :400
other men in the mine were
all accounted for.
Ü. S. TAKES ACTION WHEN
MEXICANS KIDNAP citizen
WASHINGTON, Mar., 30
Ambassador Sheffield at
the reported looting but said that
evacuation of Americans from points
along the upper Yangtze river was
"Cantonese continue firing on des-
troyers and refugees ships from Nan-
king and other points along the
river." the message continued. "No
communication between ships and
shore at Nanking.
"Forty-seven American and Brit-
ish left Nanking. Stones were
thrown at them as they left. Span-
ish misionarles and one American
family. Dr. Taylor, wife and children
refused ti leave although fully in-
formed as to conditions."
The dispatch was filed n't 4:50 p.
m (Shanghai time.) ]
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national llvestorlc association and
other organization within the indus-
try demanding reductions was dis-
Doubts America n
Shells Were Fatal
WASHINGTON, March. 30 (AP)
Doubt that any large number of
Chinese were killed when American
and British ships opened fire to
protect foreigners at Nanking was
expressed In a report to the navy
depailment today from Admiral
Williams, commandnig the American
Says Soeediest Car
Weighs Too Much
DAYTONA BEACH, March 30.—
(AP.' -If an American elects to
challenge the supremacy of Major
H. O. D. Seagrave's astounding
speed record of 203.8 11 miles ail
hour, he will follow the conven-
tional American design, rather than
copy the successful Brit ism ma-
chine, in the opinion of C. P. Hard-
ing, research engineer.
Mr. Harding, who observed the
test for the general motors com-
pany, things the Englishman "mov-
ed too much iron." Major Sea-
grave's automobile weighs about
four tons, has a length oí approx-
imately twenty-six feet and an ov-
erall width of six feet.
DAVIS GIVES FARM
LULING, Texas, Mar. 2!). (AP)
An agricultural dreaiu has come true
Edgar B. Davis, millonaire oil
man, has dedicate his 1200 acre
farm here to the cause of diversi-
partment to make representations a
[¡'Trinidad for Mainland
the foreign office regarding the kid-
napping at Guadalajara on Sunday,
of Edgar M. Wilkins, an American
Mexican military authorities at
Guadalajara have been making ef-
forts to obtain Wilkins' release and j Caracas, Venezuela
capture the bandits, thus far with-
out success, so far as the Washing-
ton government knows.
Wilkins is held for $20,000. His
10 year old son, captured with him
wes released to take the ransom de-
mand to Guadalajara.
Consul D. G. Dwyre has advised
tile state department that he consid-
ers Wilkins "in a very dangerous"
predicament, as Mexican military
authorities in an enouenter with the
bandits Monday failed to effect a,
rescue the brigands escaping dur- j Veteran Member
ing the skirmish.
Fear expressed that the bandits
will not be dislodged from their re-
cluso in thei lis in time or, becoming
prosed by troops, that they may take
Wilkins' life, Wilkins address in the
United States is not known at the
state department or the American
embassy in Mexico City. The kid-
napping look place on the outskirts
PORT OF SPAIN'. Island ot Trini-
dad. Mar., 30 (API The Pan-Ameri-
can good will squadron of the United
States army left here at 10:15 a. m
today for La. Guayara, the Port of
U. S. Destroyer Is
Fired On; Replies
SHANGHAI, Mar.. 30, (AP) Vs
the United States destroyer John
D. Ford was on the way to Nanking
yesterday, it was fired on by Nation-
alist troops and replied with its
four-inch guns and machine guns.
of Congress Dies
WASHINGTON. March. 30, (Al'i
Representative l.adislas 1.azaro, 54
of Loulsianadiedhere today form con
plicatiot * after an operation. U
had served continouslv In congrcs
for 14 \ears and had been rn i\
to the s'jxentletli congress whic v <>t
venes i December.
WASHINGTON. Mar., 30 (API
Removal of Americans from the long
reaches of the Yangtse river valey
of Ohi'ia was continued today to the
accompaniment of constant firing
form the shore at destroyers and oth
er ships ot "efuge.
JLeport i^rSUfwK .V
rea >n' wiie/i 'onditlons have bee,,
mat., most acute on the advance ot
the Cantonese nationalist armies,
Rear Admiral Wiliams. commanding
the Smerican forces in China, inform-
ed the navy department that the Can-
tonese were sending shots at the
river craft from Nanking and from
other points along the river.
Meanwhile there was apparent
uneasiness over conditions at Wu Wu
in An Hwei province, where anti-
l'oreign outbreaks were reported to
be momentarily expected. Anti-for-
eign agitation was reported by con-
sul A. G. Swaney, at Tsinanfu as
hs-ving spread also to Shantnug
province heretofore held by the nor-
thern Chinese loops.
The admiral's report indicated no
serious disturbance today in Shang-
hai. where Genial Smedley Butler
and 1,500 additional marines and a
number of warships are enroute as
of Criminal Appeals
AUSTIN. March 30.- (AP.) —
Proceedings in the court of crimi-
nal appeals today include:
Affirmed: C. E. Gill, Clay:
George Watson, Madison; Mrs.
Clyde B_':, Tarrant; I. Madison
Ackers, Dallas; W. C. Linder, Mc-
Reversed and rpmanded: M. F.
Davis. <5mit.li; Willie Sanders, alias
Son Avery. Hunt; Joe Monsuer.
Shelby: Earl Bryant, Dallas; I .
Conner, alius Dr. J W. Wilson
Erath: B. F Fuller, alias Dr. .1. K.
Hall. Erath. Joe Colston, Nacogdo-
> lies: W. E. Williams. Stephens;
Kenneth Smith, Bexar.
Appeal dismissed: B. A. Wileox-
Submitted on brief and oral ar-
gument: E. M. Hughes, Grayson.
Submitted on state's brief- An-
¡ drew Stephens. Gregg; Charles E.
¡ Boehn, Jefferson; Bill McClelland,
Submitted on appellant's motion
; lor rehearing. H A. Clements, Na-
ivarro; Johnnie Barnes, Galveston.
Moody Signs Prison
AUSTIN, March 30.-—(AP.) —
Bills to reorganize the Texas prison
system and revise the state text
book commission along reform lines
recommended by Governor Dan
i Moody to the fortieth legislature
were signed by him today along
with about fifty others.
Vets to Form Post
Veterans of the Spanish-American
- can war in I.'98 have been called
I to meet at The Borger Herald of-
fice at S p. ni. Friday for the p""
¡" '. ^1 organizing a a mp.
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