Borger Daily Herald (Borger, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 152, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 19, 1927 Page: 1 of 6
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VOL. 1—iNO. 152.
ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE
CITY OF BORGER, TEXAS
BORGER, TEXAS, THURSDAY, MAY 19,1927
HUNGERS CAPTURE STU
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RUTHERFORD NAMED HEALTH OFFICER
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PLEDGE BORGER SCHOOL FUNDS
GIVES CASH TO
Panhandle P. and L. Responds
To Call for Aid From
Superintendent Says Schools
Can Now Continue For
Tlio Panhandle Power and Light
Company today promised to advance
the necessary funds, $2,500, to meet
the pay roll of the Burger school
district due tomorrow, Superinten-
dent J. W. Dickson announced. Fi-
nal closing of the loan will be
made this afternoon, it was said.
Mr. Dickson yesterday announc-
ed that the schools would have to
be closed unless money to pay the
teachers, and for other necessary
expenses, was advanced by Friday.
Another $2,500 pay roll will be due
in thirty days, to close the school
Money advanced for this purpose
will be- 011 the city warrants, pay-
able next'"'year," when city taxes
have been collected. Shortage of
funds is due to the unprecedented
growth of Borger, bringing the scho-
lastic population l'rom a few score
to 1,700 in a year. State aid, ad-
ministered at the rate of *14 per
pupil, is on the basis of the cen-
sus of last year, before this growth,
and 110 city taxes have yet been
collected to supplement this small
They Get Lots of Swimming
With 14 lakes within a six-mile radius of the city, residents of Co-
lumbia, S. C., have plenty of chances for swimming, although the
Sity is far from the ocean. Those young society girls were among
the first to take to the water at one of the popular resorts.
of Criminal Appeals
AUSTIN, May 10. (Al1) —Proceed-
ings in the court of criminal appeals
Affirmed: Arvel Bryant, Taylor:
Bill McClelland, Potter; Charley
Jones, Fr'ias; Fred G. Brunk, Hall:
Sentell liarvey, Rusk; Wynne VVhat-
ley. Young; Tom Curry, McClellaii:
Tandy Whielit, Eastland; M. 1!. Mc-
Reversed and remanded: E. and
J. B. Barton, Shelby; Paul Wenge-
roth, Kendall; Yancy Storey, Dallas.
Submitted on brief and oral argu-
ment: Ex parte Gratton Davenport;
Submitted on briefs for both par-
ties: Osborn Fuller, Galveston.
Submitted 011 state's brief: W. F.
Submitted on appellant's motion
Hugh Davis, Wilbarger; (¡ I.. Brand
for hearing: Jess Davis, Wilbarger;
KILLER OF 42
SLEW HIS WIFE
BATH. Mich., May 19. AP).
—Mrs. Andrew Kehoe, wife of
the maniac who yesterday blew
up the consolidated school here,
with a loss of 12 lives, his l'arnj
home and himself, was the 1 i rut
vii lim of his fury, it was estab-
lished today. Portion of her
body were found in the ashes
of one of the outbuildings of his
farm. Her skull was crushed
leading to the belief that Kehoe
killed her before casting her in-
to the building to be burned.
County Medical Assn.
DR. MALONE IS
NAMED BY CITY
Commissioners Select Man to
Oversee Health and
The Hutchinson county medical
society, meeting Tuesday night, re-
ceived its charter, and accepted
seven new members as followsff Drs.
J. (!. Mills, M. A. Jones, L. M.
Draper, L. F. Dodd, M. R. Sharp,
C. B. Conner and H. B. Irwin.
Other applications for membership
were received. The following are
charter members: Drs. B. C. Ruth-
erford, C. H. Miller, D. K. Robin-
son, G. L. Langworthy, W. C.
Graves, f. Morris, W. T. McRea,
\V. A. Bullock, I!. L. Lewis, J. P.
Rutherford, B. F. Clutter and A.
May Festival at
Marland Camp Today
The Marland camp is giving a
May Festival at. tí o'clock tonight
at which they will crown a Queen.
No admission Is to be charged.
AMARILLO PASTOR'S DIVORCE
SKIT HEARING IS OPENED
AMARILLO, May 10, (API. —-
Temporary bearing on the divorce
suit filed by Rev. Lewis N. Stuckey
and Mrs. Stuckey here late yester-
day opened today in district court.
The hearing, which recessed at 11.
a. 111. was to pass on injunctions ask-
ed by Rev. Stuckey pastor of the
Polk street Methodist church, to re-
strain Mrs. Stuckey front occupying
the parsonage and an order sought
by Mrs. Stuckey giving her the right
to reenter the home.
The court will also pass on Mrs.
Stuckey's request for $'200 a month
alimony, pending the full hearing of
the suit. Judge W. E. Gee advised
attorneys he did not desire details
of the petitions brought out until
trial of the divorce suit proper opens.
Rev. Stuckey, one of the most
prominent members of th.: Northwest
Texas Methodist conference, came
to Amarillo from Abilene two years
FATAL STORMS LASH PEORIA
AND INDIANAPOLIS; 5 DEAD
Senate Passes Big
AUSTIN, May ¡10.— (AP)—The
Senate yesterday passed its $11,-
000,000 appropriation bill carrying
a net of about $06,000 more than
the finance committee recommended
and also a modified amendment to
prevent, state officers from using
public money for or against any
SL T MEETING TIME
Wednesday at 2 P. M. is Reg-
ular Hour for Board
Dr. B. C. Rutherford, pioneer Bor-
ger physician and member of the
firm of Rutherford and Morris, was
appointed city health officer at a
regular meeting of the city commis-
sioners with mayor Pace at the city
hall yesterday afternoon.
The appointment was to become
effective late yesterday, the commis-
sion announced at the close of the
Dr. Rutherford as city health offi-
cer, succeeds Dr. W. T. Malone, who
held that position during the first
Only matters of minor importance
were brought to attention at the ses-
sion yesterday. The commission will
meet each Wednesday afternoon at
2 o'clock for the regular weekly ¡ses-
sion, it was decided.
Anyone making charges for pur-
chases against the city without hear-
ing sanction from either the mayor
or a commissioner was officially no-
tified at the meeting yesterday that
the purchase would not be considered
by the city.
SHINE POPEJOY IS
IMPLICATED BY MEN
TO RE READY
JUNE 5. PLEDGE
Contractors Promise Finished
Job For Early in Next
Herald Carries Borger
Fame to Sunny Italy
From Genoa, Italy, yesterday came
a postal card signed by J. J. Bern-
ard asking for a copy of the Herald,
declaring the writer to be "much in-
terested in same." Today's issue of
the Herald is following the fame of
the young oil town across the waters.
New Hostelry Will Include a
Roof Garden, Is Latest
The Masonic hall now under con-
struction here will be completed
.Tune 5, contractors said. -
Tbe storm damage has been com-
pletely repaired and the building will
be finished rapidly.
The front is decorated with cut
stone and rises into two carved
points over each corner.
The lower story will be occupied
by the Caudill Furniture company.
The plan of the upper story In-
cludes a 32x18 banquet hall, a lodge
hal 50x55 feet, a ladies' parlor with
a large fireplace, kitchenette and
various ante rooms. The banquet
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Rangers and a federal officer cap-
tured a big still which they said was
in operation at the time on Blue
Creek, north of the Canadian river
and near Stinnett, yesterday after-
noon, and arrested three men, who
were taken to Amarillo federal court
to be held on charges of violation
of the prohibition law, according to
Ranger Captain Bill Sterling.
J. W. (Shine) Popejoy, charged
with the murder of Bill Parks and
with liquor law violation, wag impli-
cated as owner of the still by state-
ments of the prisoners, and will be
charged also in this connection. He
is held in Amarillo, Captain Ster-
The men arrested are H J. Hi!e-
man, Tom Stapp, and Fran!: Drill.
Rangers McCoy and Purvis, officer
de Graffenreid. and federal Officer
Bazee conducted the raid.
DIES IN FIRE
EAGLE PASS, May 10. (AP)
—Miss Blasa Garze, 43, was
burned in an outhouse at her
home here Thursday. Kerosene
had been poured on ln/r clothing.
It. is said she had been grieving
over the condition of an afflict-
Bond is $1,000 in
Lloyd Woofter, charged with as-
sault to kill B. B. Bullard by hitting
him with a claw hammer, is today
free on $1,000 bond to the grand jury
following hearing late yesterday in
justice court here.
CHICAGO, May 1!). (AP).—Peor-
ia, Illinois, and Indianapolis, Indiana
were hardest hit in the latest of a
series of spring storms which lashed
through portions of Indiana and Ill-
inois late yesterday.
Flvo persons are believed to have
drowned at Peoria, where six inches
of rain fell within a few hours, flood-
ing downtown streets and basements.
Government boats were sent into
the lowlands of Bast Peoria to res-
cue 30 Ofamilies driven from their
homes by rising creeks.
Nearly a hundred persona were In-
jured in Indianapolis, some seriously
when an 80 mile an hour wind
struck that city, flattening more than
200 houses just outside the down-
( nwn area and blowing down a gospel
The rain at Peoria and surround
ing territory was accompanied by
a heavy fall of hall which broke
thousands of windows. Damage was
gitlmated at f 1,600,000.
Violence Reigns In
HOUSTON, May 19. (AP).—Crime
lifted ils eyes in Houston during the
nlglit and police were ¡ailed upon to
solve five acts of violence including
three robberies .an unexplained
shooting and a criminal assault on
a white woman by a negro.
Four youths were under arrest in
connection with one of the robberies.
Is Now In Session
The city board of equalization,
consisting oi C. J. Carnes, E. M.
Caudill, and \V. Harper, is now hold-
ing 'session in the city hall, revising
the rendition.! of Borger property for
taxation, an I hearing complaints of
prop rty owners.
Rangers Dig up Five
Barrels of Whiskey
Five barrels of whiskey were un-
earthed yesterday in a field near
Deal, according to Ranger Captain
Bill Sterling, who with Rangers Al-
dridge, Davis, and Bryce, conducted
the raid. No arrests were made.
NEW YORK, May 19, (AP).—
Lloyd Bertaud definitely will
not make the Paris flight in the
Bellanca monoplane with Clar-
ence Chamberlain, and his suc-
cessor is already selected,
Charles A- Levine, head of the
company backing the flight,
told the Associated Press this
Levine's announcement fol-
lowed an almost night long con-
ference at the end of which Ber-
taud had said that all difficul-
ties had been ironed out and
that he would go on the flight
as navigator as originally plan-
DE LA HUERTA ARO FOUR ARE
CHARGER WITH CORSPIRACV
Legion Will Meet at
Jim-Jo Club Tonight
A meeting of the Hutchinson
county post of the American Legion
will be held at 8 o'clock tonight at
the Jim Jo Club, for the purpose
of electing delegates to the dis-
trict convention which will he held
in Lubbock May 21 and 2 2. All
members are urged to attend. Food
will be served.
MOODY ltKI'TMKM SUBMIT
AUSTIN, May 19.—-(AP)—Gov-
ernor Moody virtually has refused
to submit to the special session the
question of repealing or modifying
the judge's salary raise bill passed
by the regular session, it was learn-
Hi-Jacker Charge to
Be Heard Here Today
C. R. Wilson, formally charged in
justice court here with robbery in
connection with an alleged attempt
to hl-jack a Whittenburg druggist
Monday night, using a butcher knife
for a weapon, will be given prelim-
inary hearing in justice court here
this afternoon, according to Assist-
ant County attorney C. O. Cooke.
PINEDO OFF AGAIN
QUEBEC, May 19.—'(AP)— Fran-
cesco de Pinedo, Italian airman,
hopped off from Quebec at 11:25
a. m. this morning for Shippegan
Island, New Brunswick.
Watching the thief enter his
car and drive nway within a
few feet from where he sat,
William I). Dwyer at the Ala-
mo hotel on South Main street
was the victim of a car theft
Dwyer, owner of the big
coupe, was seated in the lobby
of the hotel chatting with a
group of guests and saw a man
step into the machine and
Neither Dwyer or the hotel
guests realized what had hap-
pened until the thief was a
block away, speeding down the
street. Police were notified but
no trace of the lost car has
yet been found.
NEW YORK, May 19.—(AP)
The 15 round heavyweight elimina-
tion bout scheduled tonight at the
Yankee Stadium between Jimmy
Maloney and Jack Sharkey, has been
postponed until tomorrow night,
proomter Tex Rickard announced
Rain that started this morning
was still falling when the announce-
ment of the postponement was made
at 11 o'clock.
TUSCON, Ariz., May 19. (AP).—-
Adolfo de la Huerta, former provi-
sional president of Mexico, under
whose banner certain revolutionary
forces of that country are fighting,
today faced with four others, charg-
es of conspiracy against the United
States and of exporting arms and
ammunition into Mexico in violation
Of the presidential embargo.
The filing here yesterday of the
Charges against the quintet brought
to a close investigation, department
of justice agents say. that has been
under way for a least two months.
Department of justice agents an-
nounced that warrants had been is-
sued for De la Huerta, Alfonso Go-
mez Morentin, and Enrique Preceda,
alias W. D. Hamilton, of Sail An-
tonio, Texas, all of whom are ir Los
Gayoti, alias M. Espinonsa.andFran-
Angeles. The other two are Louis
cisco Ferriz, alias Francisco Feu-is.
Rumors of Posses Surrounding
Bank Robbers Proves
LOOT IS $10,000
Barber Identifies Terrill At
Being With Kimes in
BEGGS, Okla., May 19, (AP).—
Headed by two of the southw?st'a
most notorious and daring despera-
does, Ray Terrell and Mathew Kim-
es, the band of nine robbers which
held up two banks at Beggs, killed
Chief of Police W. J. McAnalay and
wounded Mrs. Charles Campbell, to-
day had apparently escaped.
Reports that the men had been
surrounded at Quay were denied by-
Joe Bayless of that town who said
that everything in his community-
was quiet. Other reports that the
iobbers had been trapped in other
sections likewise proved unfounded
as posses of officers and citizens
scouted from one town to ahother in
the man hunt.
Traced through Bristow, Sham-
rock, Yale and Gushing, to a point
six miles beyond the latter town,
nothing definite has been heard of
them since. They were last believed
seen by a truck driver on an oil
lease at 10 p. m. Wednesday night.
The robbers obtained approximate-
ly $10,000 in cash in the robbery of
the First National bank and a large
quantity of jewelry.
Garrett Ramsey, barber, one of
the witnesses to their work said to-
day he is positive that Kimes and
Terrell led the robber band. He was
sitting in his car when the bandits
drove up to the banks. They ordered
him to get out and get in=ide the
building. Ramsey said he had known
both Terrell and Kimes for several
years and that he recognized them.
Kimes is probably better known in
Beggs than anywhere else in the
state- He spent his boyhood days on
a ranch about eight miles west of
Beggs, where an abandoned automo-
bile. blood stained, with a bullet hole
through it and a flat tire, was found
after the robbery.
Walker and Bailey
Make Temple Bond
BELTON, May 19. CAP).—Whit-
ney Walker and Ed Bailey have been
released on $5,000 bond here in con-
nection with the Hemphill jewelry
store robbery which occurred Febru-
Walker and Bailey appeared here
Tuesday afternoon, being released at
Borger on their own recognizance in
the cases in which they are charged
with the killing of officers Buchanan
Terry and Kenyon.
House Majority in
Favor of 35 Cent Tax
AUSTIN, May 19. (AP).—A house
majority toda ysupported the appro-
priations committee's theory that a
:i5-eent ad valorem ttvr rate is em-
rerative, and defeated ill o "economy
bloc's" attepmt to send the $11,000,-
000 departmental bill, already cut
back into the committee room for
EIOHT DIE ID WYOMING WHEN
DAM BREAKS, FREEING FL00I
No Right to Grant
Clemency, Says Court
AUSTIN, May 19.—(AP)— Form-
er Governor Miriam A. Ferguson
had no authority to grant clemen-
cy to A. Green, fined $250 and
sentenced to 90 days in Stephens
county for contempt on his alleged
violation of a district court injunc-
tion forbidding sale of intoxicating
liquor, the supreme court, held to-
Parole Approved for
WASHINGTON, May 19. (AP).—
The federal parole hoard has recom-
mended that Warren T. McCray, for-
mer governoi of lndiuna, sentenced
to the Atlanta pentilenliary for ten
>oatt;, be paroled in August *llen he
becomes elegible for that clemency
TEACHEIt FINALLY OISTE
SAN ANTONIO, May 19.—(AP)
—Although re-elected to principal-
ship in the San Antonio public
school system Miss Oro Johnson
was virtually ousted as head of
Breckenrldge senior high school
Tuesday afternoon when the hoard
of education held tis annual election
IDAHO FALLS, May 19. (AP).—
Nature has restored the topography
of the upper Gros Ventre river val-
ley to a semblance of its original ap-
pearance at a cost of at least eight
lives, it was revealed today as flood
waters released by a 'slide" dam con-
tinued to menace mountain commun-
The "slide dam" treated when
Sheep mountain shifted several feet
in June, 1925. loosened an avalanche
of rocks, dirt and trees across the
Gros Ventre river, collapsed yester-
day, loosened by a wall of water
down the sparsely settled valley. TMe
lake created by the natural dam held
approximately 100,000 acre feet ot
Kelly, a little northwestern Wyo-
ming community where about 75 per-
sons lived, was Inundated virtually
without warning. As the town is lo-
cated only four miles below the dam,
several persons were drowned before
they could reach the nearby hills.
Although the death list stood at 8,
others were unaccounted lor,
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Caufield, T. E. Borger Daily Herald (Borger, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 152, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 19, 1927, newspaper, May 19, 1927; Borger, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth167082/m1/1/: accessed September 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Hutchinson County Library, Borger Branch.