Borger Daily Herald (Borger, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 139, Ed. 1 Wednesday, May 4, 1927 Page: 1 of 8
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R 1 West Texas: Tonight and Thurs-
\ , i day fair.
OFFICIAL PUBLICATION, CITY OF BORGER, TEXAS
VOL. 1—NO. 139
ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE
BORGER, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 1927
DOE OWNKY MAY RESIGN
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NO APPOINTMENT MADE VET OF MAYOR,
TO FILL OFFICE VACATED BY MILLER
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C-C SUPPORTS HIGHWAY BONDS
WATER. ARE IIP
BEFORE C OF C
Favor Immediate Construction
of Sewers and Passages
of Bond Issue
School Auditorium, Seating
600 Will Be Used For
Supporting the issue of bonds for
the hard-surfacing of Hutchinson
county roads, urging immediate con-
struction of sewers in Borger, and
declaring against the granting of n
franchise now for furnishing water
to this city, approximately 100 mem-
bers of the Borger Chamber of Com-
merce last night held the biggest
meeting of that body sine" its or-
ganization. The offices of the jus
tice of the peace were so crowded
that many members stood outside.
Enthusiasm greeted the tender by
Superintendent Dixon of the public
schools of the use of the new high
school building, seating <>0Q persons,
lor future meetings of the chamber
Vigorous support of the road bond
issue to be voted early in June was
voiced. The consensus being that
in the recent election in which an is-
sue for the same propose lost, the
defeat was due to lack of work on
the part of its supporters.
The chamber of commerce mem-
bers decided unanimously to support
the bond issue and to urge others
to do the same, in an effort to turn
out a large vote ill Borger favorable
to the bonds. It was pointed out
last night that, if the issue, of ap-
proximately $1,000,000 is carried.
Main street of Borger will bp part of
the north and hard surfaced road
through the county, and will be paved
as part of that road with no addition-
al expense to the property owners ot
In the last election, Borger voted
233 to :! for the bonds, but unfavor-
i'ble votes In the smaller communities
caused a shortage of 23 voles of the
two-thirds majority necessary for
passage. Chamber of commerce
members declared last night that a
much heavier vote could be polled
Immediate construction of sewers
In Borger was favored in a resolu-
Discussion of the water situation
resulted in 110 definite action, but
(he consensus was that no franchise
should be given now to the Panhandle
Power & Light, company, who, it was
snld, stand prepared lo put sop.
water in the city mains when they
ure given a franchise in place of the
townsite rights under which they
now furnish Borger with water.
Here's another NICA smash. Thi
iyfnarkable picture shows the dynu
ifiiting of tin' levee below New t).
leans Friday, April 29. II was tin
most dramatic flood -the blowing on
of a levee to save a great city fron
destruction. Tills picture was takei
by NKA Cameraman William Day
v.iili Jess Wyndham piloting the
plane- Day and Wyndham flew t"
Memphis with the pictures, bucking
a severe thunder storm, where tin
picture was matted out to NEA
Sydney, Australia, is to have a
new moving picture theatre costing
AMARILLO, May I—(Al')—
Alter a search of more than 15
hours (he body of William Shop"
pnrd, employe of the Magnolia
Petroleum Company, was found
early Wednesday morning near
ly across the road from his home,
I lie company power house dlred-
fnur miles east of McNeil, Texas.
A rifle was lying beside him.
80 REBELS KILLED
MEXICO CITY, May 4 (AP) -
Eighty-six rebels were killed when
several bands were dispersed or ex-
terminated in I he states of Juana-
jato, Guerrero and Zacatecas, Mon-
day, says a statement issued today
by the presidential bureau.
GRAY ADMITS HE SUGGESTED
SASH WEIGHT TO KILL SNYDER
IE BLOCKS RESCUERS OF 70
TRAPPED MINERS IN W. VIRGINIA
FAIRMONT, W. VA.. May 4. —
i AP) Spurred by ihe knowledge
that 14 of 70 entomed miners'.were
v,orklng in an isolated section oí
ihe Everettville mine when it was
wrecked by an explosion fotir days
n.go, rescuers today pressed forward
in the hope of reaching them. The
death toll stood at 24.
As the rescue workers entered the
fourth day there was no indication
a:i to when the men will complete
the exploration of the mine and lo
cato the 70 men imprisoned sincc
The fire raging In the inner re-
cesses proved a stumbling block to
NEW YORK, May 4 — (AP) —
Henry Judtl Gray, testified today
that it was he who suggested lo Mrs.
Ruth Snyder a sash weight as a
'suitable" instrument with which to
kill her husband.
NEW YORK, May 4 — (A.T) —
Henry Judd Gray secured informa-
tion about Lethal poison for Mrs.
Ruth Snyder, he testified today, but
when she suggested his active par-
ticipation in the murder of her hus-
band he refused.
Uhder direct examination in his
own defense he said she asked him
to shoot ányder after her attempts
with poison and with gas had failed
and he told her "you will have to see
J *fs through alone."
* At noon recess he had but got
under way with his recital although
he had already been on the stand
flirt hour .
Perfected, Is Claim
PHILADELPHIA, May 4—(AP) —
Dr. Alfrlano de A muni I. formerly
chief of St. Paulo Serum Institute
of Brazil, has perfected a serum
which is declared to be effective
against the bites of all three typos
of poisonous North American snakes
—rattle snake, moccasin, and copper
head. The serum was perfected af-
ter research at a snake farm at Glen-
clden. a suburb.
Oklahoma City trade trippers
will arrive in Borger at 1:20
A. M., May 1(1, i( was announced
today in a leííer to the Chamber
of Commerce. Plans are being
made by the Chamber of Com-
merce (<> nieel the visitors at
the station and conduct them oil
an automobile tour of the city
and of the surrounding oil fields.
NEVADA, Mo.. May 4.—
(AP)—Charles Hawkins, 11),
member of the graduation class
of Walker, Mo., high school,
and Lliliau Murphy, 18, were
killcil and three other boys
and another young woman were
injure*^ last night iu a motor
car collision siv miles east
Chrlstchurch, N. Z., recently
opened Its new beautiful municipal
While the Prince of Wales favors
doge, Princesa Mary preterí horse
P. T. A. Will Honor
Mother's Day Friday
A special Mother's Day program
has been announced by the West
Borger Parent Tcaohers Associa-
tion for Friday, May 6, at 3:10
n. in., to which all are invited.
Boy, 15, Kills Self
For Thwarted Love
NEWARK, N. .1., May I (AP)
His love affair with a 13 year old
school mate halted by her parents.
Joseph Tolino, 15 year old grammar
school pupil, shot himself to death
in his home here yesterday.
DALLAS, May 4.—(AP)—
A mother placed the taint of
insanity oil her son here Wed-
nesday in an attempt to save
him from the olectric chair.
Mrs. líate Dossey, mother of
Gaston S. DOssey, 2-4, charged
with the murder of his 20
year old wife, Gertrude Dossey,
pictured her son as an insane
AUSTIN, May 4—(AP)—Proceed-
ings in ihe court of criminal appeals
Affirmed: Wm. Johnson. Kaufman
Cleveland Lee, (¡audelaupe: Mon
C'ofer, Wilbarger: Eugene Castellón.
Bexar; Exparte W. Edmondson, San
Sega; Grover Ellison, Shelby; Rich-
Donley: Krasnius Lopez, Gillespie;
aid Davis, Shelby; Cboate Avery,
exparte J. M. Foote, Jefferson.
Reversed and remanded; Frank
Harrell, Lynn; Marcelina Sanens.
Motion tor rehearing granted, re-
versed and remanded; Charles E
FAIRMONT, W. Va. May 4.
— (AP)—The known death list
in tilo Everettville mine disas-
ter was increased to 2!) this
afternoon when rescue workers
located five additional bodies in
the Southwest section of (he
SCOTT FIELD, Belleville, III.
May 4.— (AP)—Captain Haw-
thorne C. Gray ascended at
1:3.1 p. m. today in a second
atcmpt to break the world's
free balloon altitude record of
KANSAS CITY. May 4.—(AP) —
Marvin Brown, former convict, ar-
rested in Memphis, Tenn., yesterday
In connection with the slaying of
Allen H. Wiedemann, Kansas City
insurance man, March 10, was re-
turned here today. Brown denied
any connection with the crime. He
was implicated in confessions.
While no additional contribu-
tions bad been made yesteiVuy
to the Chamber of Commerce
fuyd for relief of f)oo<l suffer-
ers in the Mississippi valley,
plans for the flood benefit per-
formance .it the Rex Theatre at
11:30 I*. M. Friday were being
advanced. Manager Morley an-
nounced today that all those
connected with the perform-
ance, including Chief Little Elk
and his trOup, would donate
«ervices, so that the entire pro-
ceeds of the house would go to
the Red Cross. Borger Herald
representatives will also aid.
IN AUSTIN SOON FOR
Word from Austin today that BAPA DAIIAED
Sheriff Joe Ownbey of Hutchinson j BIIIFj KllKHer"!*
county was expected in Austin next I l^Wtaw
week to tender his resignation to
Governor Dan Moody added a fresh
item to the rush of resignations and
rumors of resignations from public
olfice which followed the interven-
tion here of state forces
Sheriff Ownbey lias declared on
several occasions that he would not
Dr. W. T Malone, city commis-
sioner, the only city officer remain-
ing of those re-elected in the voting
of last month, in which fraud has
been alleged, has said he sees no
reason tor his quitting office, but |
that if dissension continues he will j Postmaster
DAN MOODY'S WISHES
An Associated Press report from
Austin states that in addition to the
resignation of Mayor John R. Miller,
which according to a telegram from
the mayor yesterday, will be offered
Monday, the resignation of one other
commissioner, whose name is not
mentioned is desired. The governor
has intimated that quo warranto ...
proceedings may be instituted if his of,.™y,.act
wishes are not complied with. H<
GET A NEW
Dispatch Says William H. In-
gerson Appointed Here, But
Brain Hasn't Heard It
About Dispatch Naming
¡ WASHINGTON. Mm;
1 William H. Iiigerson
led today as act i i: ■ •
: ger declared
Brain of Bor-
that he kenw
nig postmaster to succeed him here.
He wired the postal authorities at
Washington to find what was
neant by the above dispatch. He
said lie did not know Mr. Iiiger-
son. had no intention of resigning,
nor any intimation that he was ex-
pected to resign.
bases his action on reports made b>
state officers, including rangers and
Assistant Attorney General Gallowa'. j
Calhoun, of conditions here, Mr. Cal-
houn and Captains Hamer, Hickman
and Sterling, en route here after;
conference with Governor Moody had |
not arrived at noon.
Meanwhile, Commissioners Malone
and Glenn Pace, the latter appointed
to fill the office of I. Fleig, resigned.
have not appointed a mayor to suc-
ceed John R. Miller They have
asked that citizens refrain from pe
tltioning them in behalf of their;
friends for mayor.
Pace, who said yesterday that he-'
cid not believe he was the commis-
sioner whom Governor Moody wanted
te resign, today vehemently denied
a statement attributed to him in the
Amarillo News of this morning t li a *
Governor Moody wanted him. Pace, j
Proponents of Asa Ramsay and of!
Gilbert Fraser, the latter commander j
of the local American Legion Post. —
are advocating the appointment o! ! AUSTIN. May 4 -(AP) Robert
one of these men. What other met. Eikel of sherman is the new presi-
the commissioners are considering dent of the University of Texas
has not been made known. O'Quinn of Beaumont is editor of
The flood of resignations began ; student association and Trueman
shortly after rangers, sent here t'ol- the Daily "Texan.'' student news-
lowing the killing of three peace of- paper, as the result of Tuesday's
(Continued on page five) ¡ election.
FIVE DIE OF
COVNCTL HUFFS, Iowa.
May I—( IP)—Mr. and Mrs.
Leo Albert!, (heir I wo children
Leo, and Eldon 3, and (heir
maid, weii' found dead in their
home lieii* today, sufocatcd by
Mr. Xllierti wiis assist am cash-
ier of the Male Saving Bank,
and prominent in business cir-
Legion Wants Names
Gold Star Mothers
By a new process used in Eng-
land, milk may be kept sweet for
A '"r a long rest shipbuilding in
GrefL^fitRtn U becoming active.
DALLAS, May 4.—( AP)—Thom-
elected Texas commander of the
S. MIUb of San Antonio was
veterans of foreign wars over M. S.
Kerr ot Houston In an executive
session of tire 1927 encampment
of the organization here Wednes-
SAN AN ILO, May 4.—(AP)—
L. B. Co-__ t Ozona, retired and
rancham&jl.l,.v¿d yesterday at Clovis,
|N, M. j>
The Legion desires that every
gold star mother in Borger and vi-
cinity write or phone Lee Brooks at
.he Herald their name an<f address
not later than Friday of this week
They want the name and address
of every mother who lost a son in
the service in the World War.
RED CROSS RELIEF FUND REACHES
S6.000.000, AS FLOOD SPREAK
Two More Naval
San Antonio Parents
Back Striking Pupils
SAN ANTONIO, May 4—(API-
Parents ot. some 1,500 Breckenridge
l.lgh school students wltp yesterday
threatened to 'itrlke if their prin-
cipal, Mi s Ora Johnson, is removed,
today were lining up behind their
children in the controvert^.
WASHINGTON. May 4 -iAPt —
Donations to the Red Cross $10.000,
000 flood relief fund had reached a
total of $fi,244.st;s.
NEW ORLEANS. May 4- (AIM
Devastation of northeastern Louis-i
lana over a stretch ot' approximately i NORFOLK. VA.. May 1 iAPi—
four thousand square miles rapidly j ' wo more officers have been added
was becoming complete today as the''" navy s toll ot lives in air ar-
tradly racing Mississippi tore through cldents bringing the total killed in
its banks at two additional places '',is vicinity within the past two
between Vlckshurg and Natchez. weeks to ten.
A new army of refugees was sent ¡ Lieutenant Commander Hard B.
on the march, increasing the home-, Page, of Emporia, Kansas, and Lieu-
less in the great flood to around tenant Russell V. Pollard, of Boston,
250,000, and rich cotton, sugar cane. | a naval aviator, were killed late, yes-
trucking, hardwood and oil and gas ; terday when something happened to
their plane, 500 feet from the ground
end it crashed
lands were claimed, adding almos)
immmeasurably to the staggering
tr tal of property loss.
Murky flood water now cover
nearly 15,000 square mile*, in Louis-
innu, Arkansas and Mississippi and
the picture of desolation presented i A controlling Interost in the P;
is appalling. For hundreds of miles Detroit Motor Car Company wat.
Bl'VS Al TO COMPAN Y"
NEW YORK. May 4.—(API
in Arkansas and Louisiani along th<
Mississippi there are only scattered
place* wot under wtter.
tallied toduy by Graham Broth,
subject to the approval of the P
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Caufield, T. E. Borger Daily Herald (Borger, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 139, Ed. 1 Wednesday, May 4, 1927, newspaper, May 4, 1927; Borger, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth167070/m1/1/: accessed September 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Hutchinson County Library, Borger Branch.