Borger Daily Herald (Borger, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 112, Ed. 1 Sunday, April 3, 1927 Page: 1 of 16
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BORGER, TEXAS, SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 1927
THREE SECTIONS—TWENTY PAGES
BANK IDENTIr IISB AILeY
IS NAMED AS THIRD MAN WITH
TERRILL AND KIMES AT PAMPA
BORGER SCHOOL AID RULED NOT LEGAL
WHY HE DIDN'T
( SIGN MEASURE
State Legal Head Says Can't
Will Have 'Till Monday
Prove Bill Is Con-
TO FREE WIFE
Hillsboro In Arms As Report
Comes of Try at
The attorney general of Texas
han found nuconatitiitlonal the bill,
Which would make available $!!(),- j
000 to independent school districts.
including Horger, which have in-
creased in scholastic population 1 00 j
per cent since the last scholastic '
Thhi is according to a telegram
received bv Mayor John It. Miller
from John D. McCall. Dallas attorn-'
ey, citlplijj'tHl In the Interests of),
horger. who further says that Gov-1
ernor Ihiit Moody has allowed '^11'
until Monday.to prove the attorney
wi'iing. sir. McCall says lie is \
working In the capital library and 1
has employed competent help. How-
ever, Mayor Miller is _not optitn-j
Istlc over the prospects for the
governor to -sign the bill now.
Mr. Miller says that contrary lo| days.
first reports the time ... which h« Josephine Frazier. little
c-overnor may sign tlie bill and . , ; . .. „
make it a law has no. yet expired. «"««.Rhter o! Mr. and Mrs Fred B.
and that if the bill Is proved con-1 Prailer .Hl Chattanooga. Tenn.. was
stltutional. Governor Moody will
sign It, and it Will become a law.
Steps have already been taken to
take the required census of Horger
school children. 011 the basis of
which the relief would be issued at
the rate of $14.00 per capita.
AUSTIN, April 2- t.VPt Four
bills passed at the recent legislative
session were held unconstitutional
today by the attorney general' de-
partment in response to queries
from Governor Dan Moody before
whom the measures awaited ap-
They included the appropriation
of .v30,000 to take care of an over-
flow school enronincnl in the Bord-
er school district.
The Borger school bill was held
.constitutional because the ap-
propriations carried was not based
on general census figures, but only i
on an Informal recapitulation of in-1
creased enrollment in Burger's in-
dividual ease. Appropriation was1
nought on claims that the number
of school children at Borger had
more than doubled since the last.
census and that per capita funds
based on that census were entirely
House Says Clean
Rubbish From Gutter
C. E. House, superintendent of
Borger streets, yesterday .issued a
warning on orders from Mayor John
It. Miller, that property owners
must keep the gutter in front of
their places of business clean of de-
bris. such as that left by contract-
ors in improving or remodeling of
...„res "This dirt and lumber In
the gutters stop drainage and will
the stones to be flooded
Mrs. Terrill Says "They Got
Me Out Three Times—
Bullets at End of Romantic Trail
let tu ned 011 payment of ¡1 ransom
of When the money was
paid, the child was left on the front
porch of a pastor who was a friend
of the Fraziers.
GIRL is dead
OF car smash
SAf.EllTOX, Tovas, April 2
— (A1*)—Oca ('¡irtor, 15, ¡1
daughter of J. \\\ < 'artel', a
pioneer resident of Hnskell
county, was killed, and .Mary
(¿ilion, Mario McMillan, Ktna
McCoy were in jured in an auto-
mobile accident «bile they wore
on the way to a school picnic.
\ tire on their automobile
blew out causing; the machine
to turn over. Leon Sehroeder
was driving but was uninjured.
HILLSBORO, Texas. April 2.—
(AIM Hillsboro was on guard to-
night. A telegram which came Sat-
urday to Sheriff Simmons from Ok-
lahoma. warning him that an at-
tempt would be made to free Mrs.
Ray Terrill, wife of the much-
wanted Ray Terrill. Borger bandit,
resulted in the swearing in of a
force of extra deputies and the in-
stallation of a small arsenal in the
Hill county Jail.
""They have got me out
three times." Mrs. Terrill .ia.quoted
as saying, "and I am happy as I
can be because I know they will do
It again down here."
The telegram warning Sheriff
Simmons came from Oklahoma of-
ficers, Who were tipped off by pris-
oners In the Oklahoma City jail, who
heard other prisoners connected
with the Terrill-Kimes gang discuss-
ing the plot.
Mrs. Terrill was arrested in Ok-
lahoma several weeks ago and
ry found in her possession was iden-
hrought back to Texas, where jewel- Pursuit
tified as part of' the loot taken in j
raids on Hillsboro and Temple jewel-
ry stores. Her husband is known asi
one of the most desperate bandits!
who have operated in Oklahoma in 1
recent years. He is believed to;
have been the leader of a gang which i
recently held up the Pampa bank !
and Is sought in connection with the |
killing Friday of two deputy sher-
iffs at Borger. He is also suspected!
of Implication in the killing of Po-
liceman Coke Buchanan which in-
augurated the latest reign of law-
lessness at Borger.
Sheriff Simmons tonight arrested
six men who came iu with a car-
nival company and is holding them
as suspicious characters.
Three Men To Be
Taken To Potter
Jail for Safety
STINNETT. Texas. April 2 (API Ed Bailey one of the three men
held in connection with the murder of Deputy Sheriffs Terry and Kenyon
near the oil town of Whittenburg, early Friday morning, will be taken to
the Potter county jail at. Amarillo between midnight and dawn, officials
¡ announced tonight.
Bailey lias been identified as one of the bandit:- who looted the First
: National bank of Pampa, of $35.00" Thursday noon, officers say. In ad-
! dition to the murder charge now pending against him a charge of robbery
' with firearms was filed at Pampa late today
19 MITin LP!
Why .a-lv for r/arcfáiTV?. •
Ed Bailey, arrested with Hugh
; VÍalker and AVhitev" Walker Fri-
day morning a few hours following
: the killing of Deputy Sheriffs Ken-1
yon and Terry, has been positively j
identified as one of the three band- '
its who held up the First National
Bank at Pampa Thursday 110011.
With the ending oí a love affair of two years' standing in sight, des- Report of the identification of j
of Jail ; Is'hSIitfVed to hate yro'rtipfticl the beautiful Countess Alice do Janze Bailey by Pampa bankers and liy j
I to shoot - Raymond Vinc.nt* De "t'rafford and herself in a French railway Archer, the farmer at whose farm HI
train. The countess, formerly Aj^ce Silverthorne of Chicago, and her litis- house the bandits stayed all day Can a handful of deeper-
band are pictured above. The count often was absent on long hunting1 Thursday after the * robbery, was • ,|does SO check-male the loctil
excursions, friends said, and close friendship sprang up between the count- first learned last night. Maw enforcement officers l.h;
ess and the young Englishman. I'.WKKlts VIEW THEM 1 Governor Mooctv mti?' 'call ,.o"
A delegation of Pampa bankers i .., , ' •<;.• •
visited the county jail at Stinnett arms the Stati - .. •, < 1
Friday but returned saying they ¡send machine gum aitci oa\-
were unable to identify Bailey or > onets here?
'the Walker brothers as the bank
bandits. They did identify Kimes
land Terrill by photos, however.
Later Fridaj the bankers, after
vices reaching the United States em- reaching Pampa told Sheriff Graves i
bassy here from Guadalajara, where I „f (;ray county that Bailey was
the body has been taken. Indicate! the third man who stood guard at
the engineer was killed three or; the front door of the bank. Kimes
four days ago. wont through the vault, they said.
The embassy today delivered to while Terrill stood guard
the Mexican foreign office a note ! rear door.
WILKINS SLAIN BY BANDITS
IN MEXICO: troops PURSUE
MEXICO CITY. April 2. lAP)
of the bandits who slew
their captive, Edgar M. Wilkins,
American electrical engineer, was
continuing tonight. Army officers
conducting the man hunt said they
were confident of capturing or kill-
ing the outlaws. Wilkins was slain
when the bandits' demand for $20,-
000 ransom proved unavailing.
Announcement of the finding of
the body was made yesterday. Ad-
requesting the capture and punish-
ment of the guilty parties. However,
news dispatches from Guadalajara
report federal troops have been ac-
tively searching for the bandits,
for several days.
LAD KILLED BY
the first big rain,' he declared. |
"The graders can take care of paper
and ordinary trush, but heavy rub-;
lilsh must be cleared away by prop-!
Would Build Road
Along the Border
LAREDO. Texas, April 2 (API
A proposal to construct a military
ghwav along the • Mexican-Texas
rder from Del Rio to Browns-
He , is to he considered at a meet-
t ■ of many Important. Interests
1.1 tied here for April 10.
The movement has heen started
he South Texas Chamber "of
rce, w'.lch has enlisted the
Lof the WeMt. Texas Chamber
lierce, and expects to solicit
^rganixationii in New Mexico,
BROWNSVILLE, April 2.—
(AP)—Patrick Davis, ."-year-
old sou of K. A. Davis of San
Benito, was fatalh injured late
this afternoon when lie was
struck by a switch engine about
a block from the Han Benito
depot. Both legs were cut off
near the body, and the boy died
a low minutes after the acci-
The boj Is said t,n have
been playing in a pile of sand
or g ra vol near the freight de-
pot which is being remodeled.
A RUM RUNNER
Driving all the way from Okla-
homa. an alleged rum runner was
captured with a carload of liquor
by Policeman Becker and Dodd 011
North Main street, here early Fri-
C. ,1. Green was at tested and ¡
charged with possession of liquor, j
Ills coupe carried a loud of 26 ¡
gallons of whiskey and one case of
beer, officers r.ay.
A ffprd touring car was cap-
tured «short time later containing
19 botlles of beer.
Fire Destroys Home
At Gulf Oil Camp
Fire at 7 p. m. yesterday de-
stroyed the six-room frame home of
Superintendent Bosley of the Gulf
Oil company at the Fulf camp. The
flames started from an automatic
heater. Household goods were alL
Must Have License
Plates On Autos!
SIX LIVES LOST IN blast AT
COAL MINE IN PENNSYLVANIA
COKEBl'RG, Pa.. April 2. ÍAP. fions in Washington county was
, , , . .,,, known until recent l\ as number ¡>3.
—A coal dust explosion .11 1011 s- , ,,
,.. . , .... oi the Bethlehem Mines corpora-,
worth collieries mine number '
1 tun., subsidiary o! the Bethlehem
here today, claimed the lives of six
miners, but 400 others at work in
the underground tunnels escaped
uninjured to the surface by way of
the main shaft. Five other workers
were burned, but will recover. The
mine, one of the largest shaft oper-
The suspension of mining yester-
day in the central competitive did
not affect the Cokeburg mine which;
is non-union The regular force went
lo work this morning, 411 men
MRS. CALLAWAY winner of
CAR IN HERALD CAMPAIGN
Hume Grave;, state highway in-
spector of this district. yesterday
issued a warning thai
Mrs. D. E. Callaway of Borger
I won first prize, a Chevrolet landau,
?!ííhnd a special prize of
„ „ __ $50 in gold
,\pril 15 arrests will be made of all j ,|(.con„ .,,lnonll(.emeiit last
persons operating automobiles which j |lf h, ,)V s.inl ,, U!t)e, Vernon R.
do not have l!>27 license plates at-|Davls an(I r M pearcc. judges in
tached to both front and rear of the jthe Herald's big automobile and
ears. | prize campaign. Mrs Callaway
a diamond ring Mrs. E. L.
man of Electric City got a
wick phonograph . by having
by having 2.545.-
0 17 votes cast for her. Mrs. Roy
Wilson of Borger polled 2,219.200
and won :t radio sot. Mrs Julia
Godby Rilev ol Borger. by tallying
1.324.283 times, became owner of j
polled 15.913,1.0(1 votes. Miss Edythe -i bed room set. Mi E C'. Emtttel ¡
Deahl of Deal won second prize, of Borger won a Mas range with
a Ford coupe, with ll.3ii4.5Si; 1.2(>s.5xvotes, and Mr. M Teague |
votes. Mrs. Bryan of Borger polled of Borger got a kitchen i ablnet by 1
3.093,500 votes, and thereby won' receiving a total ol 92fi.'.'6G votes. I
Al'STIX, April a.— (AP) —
Ten Tovas Rangers have boon
ordered to Hutchinson county
to assist peace officers there.
Governor Dan Moody issued the
order following a request from
a number of citizens that mai-
tial law be declared.
The governor declined to
call out the militia, believing
that the Rangers en 11 take care
ot the situation in and near
His instructions lo the de-
tachment wore to remain "un-
til the lawless uucondit ionall.x
Three Bangers left last night
it became known today, and the
remaining seven loft today.
They are in command of Cap-
tain Tom Hickman and Sap-
tain Prank Hiuiicr.
\l!( HER TAKES \ LOOK
Mr. Archer, who was abb to
i view the three bandits at his farm-
! house Thursday, was lakeu ,i> - 1
nett Friday, returning to Pampa
and positively identifying Bailey us
one of the ihree men.
Bailey is being taken to Amarillo
at daylight today by Ranker Mi
We think not. Burger's of-
ficers are not children, play-
ing with guns. They may
have been too much inclined
towards fairness, giving men
a chance to surrender before
shooting them down; and ap-
at the i parently this disinclination to
! shoot at sight cost the lives
of Coke Buchanan, a seasoned
law-enforcement officer, and
of Deputies Terry and Ken-
yon, both men highly praised
If it is to be open and re-
lentless war between the forc-
es of order and the forces of
murder and banditry, let it. be
war. In war, we kill our en-
emies before they kill us. if
we can. If the few desper-
ate men who have chosen to
make Borger their headquart-
ers. and who have spilled the
blood of Borger officers, ask
(Continued On Page Four.
BUCHAREST. Rumania. April 2
(AP) The physicians attending
King Ferdinand continued optimis-
tic ibis evening that tho monarch
would survive the present crisis.
Their official bulletin reads:
"The amelioration established In
the sovereign's condition yesterday!
has been maintained. His respiration i
is 2(1. pulse 90, and temperature' ''
36.4 centigrade (about 97 fahrein-
WON'T MOVE COl'NTY SEAT
ONE DEAI. ODE HURT. IN AUTO
CRASH NEAN MINERAL WELLS
MINERAL WELLS. Texas. April «hock.
-—(AP)—Mrs. Margaret Noble! 'rllp three wen
SAN ANGELO, April 12—(AP)
Removal of the Ivitfn county setü
from Sherwood Vo Mertzon, ' " J '
Orient railroad, n distance
at the polls Sat^
Jured in the
near here 1
Falls, seriously in eral Wells.
returning to Min-
Blinding lights of an-
bile accident 1 other automobile caused their car
in which Mrs.' in swerve from the toad and strike
May! Dallas, I the guard railing on a bridge over
was resting! the Brazos river.
|«e tonight. Ton.; A part of
|3overnor James | the bridge
was a ' third windshield
, returned to I bile and g*
nio today. He Hogg sa'
jIsps . and. mot'rtir
Curtis Doiifcíus. district at-
torney. and AV. C. Wi'ther.
counsel for llio three men held
at the count \ jail, appoaivri at
Stinnett i ridav afternoon and
desired an interview with Hugh
Walker, according •<> the attor-
ney* last night.
.lailor Bishop, taking every
precaution In Hoarding the jail,
refused the attorneys admit-
tance and the interview, as-
serting Hiat lie was under or-
ders from Sheriff Ownhy. Dis-
trict Attorney Douglas. indig-
nant over the jailer's actions,
Immediate!) flared back with
"And I'll give Sheriff Ownb\ a
few orders myself," and the at-
torneys left the place.
H.AM I.I Texas, \| ri! 2.—
( A I')—\ fatal car acriflrnt or-
ciiitimI about one titilo south of
Hamlin about 7 oYIik U tonight
in which Hub Hoklcn of I'liihs
Tr.vas, was instantly kilUnl ami
an uniflontifh <l woman scriou*"
l> if not fata!1> injured, site bc-
in¿¿ in an unconscious contli*
t \IRO, III.. April 12.— i \D
—The Mississippi rivet lever
at 4'olunibus, Ky.. twenty-five
miles south of here, is not e\-
pectetl to hold throughout the
ni^lit. according to informal ion
WASHINGTON. April 2 • < AP) —
The army's Ti> millimeter mountain
sun equipment will be given ith
j tirst service test when the battery
at Port Mcintosh. Texas, is taken to
San Antonio b> the fourth field ar-
tillery tor participation In the Sec-
ond Division maneuvers there.
lie vvooden railing on
ashed through the
the smashed automo-
Mrs. May in the head
Louts Walker, a brother to Hugh
and "Whitey ' Walker, was ai-
vested yesterday afternoon on John-
sou street and is being hold on in -
Fellow i ng arrangements com-
plete h> their attovnefs W. t
Witcker i nd Ph" ' V' °01 "
died here this hah
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HKRKEI.KV, Calif April 2.—
(AI'i .lame L. Hopper, garag"
man reporte^! to the police last night
that hi- wife. Norma Irene Hopper
from whom he is separated, was liv-
ing with another man- hut the
"other man'' turned out to he a wo-
man garbed as a man.
When the police arrested Mrs.
Hopper and "man." the latter gave
race El I yew. IS. who
from Portland, Ore-
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