Borger Daily Herald (Borger, Tex.), Vol. 12, No. 202, Ed. 1 Wednesday, July 13, 1938 Page: 1 of 6
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Blanket* daily except Saturdays the
oil, tat and carbon black commun-
ities, and the rreat North Plains
farm region. A home newspaper
Stonjcr Paila 2í e rolíi
"BORGER, THE WONDER CITY—CARBON BLACK CENTER OF THE WORLD"
Stand behind every
improvement of Borger and the
trade territory. Contains all the
while it is news.
(ASSOCIATED PRESS—NEA SERVICE)
BORGER. TEXAS, WEDNESDAY. JULY 13, 1938
SIX PAGES TODAY
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FDR Victorious As Thomas Clinches Nomination
FIRST PLACE IN
Late Returns Today
Show Bill Murray
OKLAHOMA CITY, July 18—
(/Pi — Senator Elmer Thomas.
who made the molt of pre-elec-
tion compliment from President
Roosevelt, clinched the Democra-
tic nomination for a third term
today over two opponent!) In the
Oklahoma primary election.
Late return* in the DemocratU>
contest for the gubernatorial no-
mination showed W. H "Alfalfa
BUI' Murray, one of the statu'*
elder statesmen, bowing to Leon
C, Phillip* of OJtemah, pledged
to co-operate with the new deal
udtn In titration.
Unofficial returns from 2789
of the 3.522 precinct in Okla-
homa gave Thomaa 182.734 vote
in the Senate race; Representa-
tive Gomer Smith, former Nation-
al Vlce.Prealdent of the Town-
send pension organisation 152.-
884; and E. W. Marland. New
Deal governor. 84.991
Murray In nrd Place
Phillips had 135.376 \-otes in
Í700 precincts in the contest for
nomination for governor His
nearest rival, W. S. Key. former
atate WPA administrator, polled
187,077: and Murrey trailed with
111,g*0. Walton havi 88,488 and'
** .y e™. ¡E.0 THOMPSON
dent Roosevelt Interpretad the,"• • IlVilll kJvi 1
showing In the two major races as | TlTfTA OAIITUC A CJT
indisputable evidence the Chief) 111 111 tMIII | if 1^/%^ I
Executive's political spesklng tour
Hughes At Paria Airport After Record Flight
IS STEPPED UP
Amounts Spent Daily
WASHINGTON, July 18 — <#>
The government stepped up Its
spending pace today to the re.
cord peacetime average of $24,-
KftO.OOn n day ordered by Presi-
dent Roosevelt. This Is $3,613,-
000 h diiy more than lust year's
Tho president revlsod his .Jan-
uary budget estimates for the fls-
cal year which began July I Iti
order to account for the emer-
gency relief and public work
programs He calculated the trea. I
; Bury would collect only $5 for
every $9 it spent, piling up a de-,
The scene at the LeBourget airdrome, Paris, France, on July 11th, as Howard rtcii of about $1,000.000,000.
Hughes, millionaire oil man and speed flier, alighted from his great I/3ckheed plane, For relief alone, he said, $2.-
the "New York World's Fair 1939," after he and his daring crew of four had flown I88.ooo.ooti would he needed
non-stop from the Floyd Bennett field, New York City, in 16 hours, 35 minutes, less "|l, n«b to support 3,000,000 por
than half the time taken by Col. Charles A. Lindbergh on his historic flight 11 years KonH "" 1,4
ago. A great crowd of admiring Frenchmen wait on the field to welcome Hughes and
his crew. Stopping only long enough for a short rest and repair* to the plane, Hughes
hopped off for Moscow on his speed dash around the world. This picture was rushed
to London from Paris and radioed from there to New York.— (NEA Service Radiophoto)
Say Man Isn't
WISH IH (¡RAM'l l)
JAMESTOWN, V., Jul
I.I—-(/P>—~A* lie embarked on
a fishing trip, A\el William
.loluiHon, HO, Mild, "I'd like
to catch one more flsli before
I give up 1I1N sport."
He caught a IO.pound
mii kclliingc. Second.* later
lie dropped dead of a heart
Action To Be Taken
Soon By County,
RAZED BY FIRE
was swaying the mas* of voters.
Thomas Given Back.Pat
Mr. Roosevelt handed Thomas
a verbal bouquet In his speech ¡
here Saturday; ignored Gomer
Smith, who voted against hla re.
organisation bill; and remarked
Inferentlnlly that Murray was
"nationally known aa a Republi-
can" and that he introduced Alf
M. I.nndon for a apoech here In
the 1936 presidential campaign.
Bight Democratic congreaamen
running for renomlnatlon held
snug leads. In the fifth district,
where Representative Smith filed
for the Senate, T. Bone McDonald.
Kdinond soil conservationist, and
Mike Monroney, young Oklahoma
City furniture dealer, vied for top
The incumbent Congreaamen,
all In the lead, were Wesley B.
Disney, first district; Jack Nlch-
ola, second district: Wllburn
(Continued on page SIX)
To Rotary Club
"If Youth Is headed in the
wrong direction, it la our fault,"
Scoutmaster Fred Roberts told
members oí the Rotary Club at
their luncheon Tueaday.
Having aa hia aubject: "la
Youth an asset or a liability,"
Roberta pointed out certain def.
Inlfce changes surrounding the
youth or today.
"When I waa a boy." Roberts
continued." at Ule «ge of five, I
followed a plow; t grew up along-
side my father."
"On the farm, in grocery atores
and In other bualneaaea, it waa
only natural for a boy to aaslai
hla father afid by doing so. he
grew to manhood aide by side
with a man who Inspired him
wiBh the dealre to -do a man'a
"In the present machine age.
youth doea not have these same
advantages and a substitute must
be found to give them useful and
supervised occupation , and the
Boy Scout organisation doea this.
"It uaed to be that hoya went
to work or Into a business that
they intended to follow at IS and
II years of age; now this start-
ing age has been raised to about
"Rotary and Scouting have the
same objective -the Individual to
become a good cltisen," Roberts
Dr L. M. Draper led the elub
In alnglng. Neill Yowe was pro.
PART OF STATE
LUBBOCK. July 1,1 Hacked
by u caravan of friends from his
home town of Amarillo, candi-
date for Governor Ernest Thomp-
son toured the South PIhIiik coun-
try Tuesday, spoke here Tuesday
night and then turned nwny from
West Texas for the du rut Ion of
the first primary campaign
Th candidate will speak at
RIcsol, Granger and Han Antonio
today, swing through Southeast
Texas, then work northward Into
deep Eust Texas for the week's
In Lubbock Thompson sounded
some definite pledges while dis-
cussing one of his favorite sub-
jects utility regulation by the
state. Cltlseus of this section re-
member him best as Amarlllo's
utility rate-slashing mayor of the
Thompson said ne, as governor,
will actively sponsor legislation
WASRIWIW , July I
—(TP)— The Coast Guard
Cutter Spencer reported (4)
headquarter today that
Howard Hughes' plane was
O80 miles from Fairbanks
at 1:80 p. 111. (C.8.T.)
on WPA colls until next
Mr Roosevelt Indicated a be-
lief thm business would Improve
enough to taper off the relief
load In March. , pletely
He estimated, however, that. |„
1500,000,00 must be voted by' , , . „ , _ ,, .
Congress .0 carrv relief expendí- wl,h the H*ra,d todajP' Tom Hnod-
ture from March 1 to next July enpyle, said when the building
1. It appropriated funds for only1 was first noticed by Karl Kelly,
the first eight months of tho fiscal 11, waa burning lljtc a bonfire.
Pire of undetermined origin
gutted th<j unflulshed new Com-
munity Hall at Sunford about
12:30 this morning, burning the
nearly completed structure coin-
to the ground.
TOCO MA, Wash., July 13 —•
(/Pi Chief William Cole (if the
Washington Highway Patrol an-
nounced today he was convinced
a man oí many aliases, who yester-
day confessed the Mnltson kidnap-
ing was a "mental case and hau
no part in the crime."
Cole null1 the man, who gave
his name as Clarence White.
Clarence Thorp. Clarence Mead
and Prank Olson, would not be
barged with the kidnaping and
laying of lo-ynur-old Charles
Mftttson, but would probably be
SlWn a sanity hearing.
C0I1 sal 1 the Fed- I Bur< U'i
of In. astlgatlo' had taken par
in th ■ que tionlng. but express. ■!
no further Interest In the man.
Cole, who announced Olson's
confession lust night, said the \
prisoner's description tallied close- !
ly with that of the man sought for
the abduction but that many por- ' " 1 0 1
Hons of his story did not check
with known facts of the case.
Olson was arrested last Friday
YAKUTSK, Siberia. July 1.1
(/p) Howard Hughes took off
for Fairbanks, Alaska, at 9:01
p. m. tonight (11:01 a. m., C.S.T,)
on the fifth 'leg of his attempt to
set a new record for round the
world flight. i
The American airman and hls,i«d a,n"> loan
four companions hud remained At the «ante
at Kutsk only two hours and 63
minutes after completing their
2,177-mile hop from Omsk, west-
Hughes planned to make Ya-
kutsk his lust stop in Soviet Rus-
sian territory. He plotted a course
PARIS. July 13 — </P) — A
scarcely-disguised French warn-
ing to Germany to keop hands off
Czechoslovakia was given pointed
significance today us France open-
ed a campaign for a huge unllmlt-
Edouard Daludler ordered public-
ation In the official Journal of a
law detailing general organisa-
tion for the nation In time of
Daludler. who as National De-
fense Minister and Premier, guld-
ol 2,460 miles to Fairbanks, Ala- ed the French reuramament pro-
ska. across the northeastern tip
of Siberia and the Bering Sea.
However, preparation for an
emergency landing have been
made at Anad.vrsk In case of ne-
Leaving Yakutsk just BO hours
41 minutos after their takeoff
from New York and with two.
Salient estimates in the revis-
ed budget broke many records,
PUBLIC DEBT — To rise from
SI'OKANK, Wash.. July IB
— ,/p) — |>r. M. \V. Conway,
superintendent of the Eastern
Washington Hospital for men-
tal cases, said today Frank Ol-
son, questioned about, the kid-
naping of lO-year.Old ('luirles
MnttNon, was an inmate of the
hospital when the kidnaping
occurred, Dec. 27. HNM), and
had Ihihi since 1025.
Kelly awoke Ratrtford ■ residanta, |
who were powerless to extinguish ]
the biasing Inferno as there is no
fire fighting apparatus In Sun-, Hit/vllle in eastern Wash
Current $.17,200.000,000 to all- ford. It burned until about 1:15
time high of $4 0,650.000,000 by
n small side room, a stage and
a spacious auditorium, lacked
June 30, 1939
EXPENDITURES to Increase
. ,,,, ., . „ , , , Ington and after 3« hours ques.
The building, which contained , t|0jjjtlg |,y hIhtUi' Melvln Oestre-
$1,319,000,000 above last year's! only about two duys work of be-
flgure to record peacetime total
RECEIPTS To decrease $1,-
241,000,000 from last year's total
DEFICIT - To increase $2,-
5150,000,000 from last year to a
gross of $4,084,887,000. Exclud-
ing debt retirement It would be
lug completed. Light fixtures
water malnp and other accessor-
ies were yet to be installed Hood
enpyle said the building had cost
around $1.750 besides the labor.
The new structure had been In-
sured for $2000 Just a few days
ago. Iloodenpyle said.
Mystery shrouds the cause of
$3,984.887,600. This was exceed-1 the blase, but It was the general
ed In peacetime only In 1986, i opinion in Sanford today that a
when the soldiers' bonus was paid lighted cigarette might have been
BORROWING Between $2,-
100,000,000 and $2,805.000,000
(Continued or. page SIX)
thirds of the rilght completed,
put all utilities under stale Hughes and his companions were
(Continued on page SIX) | (Continued on Pa*o FIVE)
LONDON. July 13 4/PV The
former Barbara Hutton dropped
s criminal charge against her ti-
tled Danish husband today with
Indications thai a separation or
divorce proceedings would be the
next step in her turbulent, mar-
The cut prise ending of what
one of the lawyers called "a most
unhappy case" csme as her second
I tisbnnd, Count Court Hnngwlts-
Reventlow, reappeared In the
shabby Bow Street police court
dock and prepared to defend him-
self against the charge that he
had threatened the American,
born Y0°lV0rt>> heiress.
Solicitors, announcing an agree,
men under which the 4 2-year.
«•Id count promised to stay away
from Countess Barbara's London
Ion and not communicate
her, indicated to the Judge
that the mysterious "gentleman
In London" whom the Count was
accused of threatening to shoot,
did not come Into her life until
after she had quarreled with her
The Countess' attorney. Sir
Patrick Hastings, hinted at n
shift of the marital dispute lo
Danish courts In telling the mag-
istrate that any separation pro-
ceedings would be subject to Dan.
The sudden ending of the case
disappointed a crowd Jamming the
tiny court room In the hope of
finding out the name of the
mysterious "London socioty gen-
tleman" whom the Count was
accused of threatening to "shoot
like a dog."
But Countess Barbara's attor.
ney said she already had querrel-
ed with the Count before she met
this "mysterious parson."
Agreement on the withdrawal
of the charge Indicated the Count
ano Countess might be closer to.
gether on the terms of separation
or divorce settlement than they
«-ere last weak.
Testimony waa given then that
she offered him 1360.000 and be
demandad tS.000,000 and custody
of t hair two.year-old son Lance
In return for divorce.
gram which in six months used
up a B.oon.ooo.ooo-Franr (about
$138.500,000) loan issued only
two months ago. declared tho
nation was mady to take strong
action to provent any German-
Tho Premier In an address las
night held out an olive branch
In one hand with a tribute to
Gorman "good will" in tho faco
of strong French-British repre-
I scntutlons In May when fears
I were felt that German efforts to
1 Intervene on behalf of the Sude,
j ten German minority In ('./.echo.
Slovakia might bring war.
j Bill Dalndier also swore to
France's treaty with
1 aid to the centra! European de-
I mocracy in case It wore attacked
I Insistent reports in Paris of
i an acceleration of the pace of
I German military preparations
(Continued on Page FIVE)
Here At 1:30 P. M.
thrown onto the floor by work-
men, Igniting shavings and other
trash that hud been swept in one
pile near the stage.
Sheriff Dan Hardee left Bor-
grr at 1 o'clock this afternoon to
Investigate the blase.
Residents were still stunned by
the loss,nf I heir fine new build-
ing today and no one was able to
brows' 8aJr whHl"'r flans were afoot to
Borgans mopped their
and sweltered today as the ther-
mometer Indicated that plently
of perspiring days are ahead.
At 6 o'clock this morning the
mercury read 78 and rose stead-¡ A 7 pound 5 ounce daughter
lly until at I 10 It reached the Was horn to Mr, am' Mrs. S I).
103 reading, three degrees cool- McKlnney at 6:10 yesterday
Ich, state patrolman Jack Crooks
and Sheriff's deputy Joe Schafer,
was brought to Tacoma. He la Ir-
rational about a third of the time.
Cole said •
Officers Indicated an effort
would be made today to have
Muriel and William Mat (son, sis-
ter and brother of the slain boy,
who were In the Mattson home
at the time of the kidnaping,
identify Olson's picture The chil-
dren now are at a summer camp
R. C. Sural, special agent In
charge of the Seattle Federal
Bureau of Investigation office,
had only one comment as he
reached here lasi nlg^t to aid
"1 hope he's the right man."
Olson first said four men wore
Involved in the kidnaping. Later
ho said only throe and finally
cut the number to two. The sec.
olid man he named was arrest.
f«l nn released last rtlsbt when
Olson again contradicted Ills story
and said that man was not in-
Another step toward tho rea-
lization of the proposed County
Health Unit was taken last night
when certain members of the vari
ous school boards in the county
voiced general approval of the
Without a dissenting word, the
Health Unit was discussed
thoroughly, pro and con. by a
group which Included school
board members, a county commis.
■loner, school officials, physicians
and others Interested In the pro
Definite action will be taken
n the near futurt when a Cham-
•• ■ of Commerce committee, push-
ni the projv-c ..,, • i- with tho
*' rlous chool boards ot the coun-
| ty and the commissioner's court
Ot ll elr approval. Members of
| tin school boards present state#
I 'hey would notify the Chamber
committee as to when their boards
meet and action would then
Budget Conforms With Xerdu
During the meeting reproduc-
tions of a bud gat for the propos-
ed Health Unit «re distributed
among those present. The budget,
which conforms with the needs ot
Hutchinson County in this Une ot
work, Is as follows:
DlwrUir .. -- $8,1
Nurse — I*
Asst. Nurse I,
Sanitarian — -• -
Traveling expenses of
force .y.-- 9,BOO,00
Contingent fund 1,800.00
The funds to finance the pro-
posed health unit would come
from three sources:
City of Borger ... ga,OnO.OO
Hutchinson County 2,400.00
Schools of County a.iSflO.OO
Total - g7.IWO.OO
A similar amount ($7,850.00)
will be matched by the state of
Should the project be approv-
ed by the city, county and school
boards, the County Health Unit
will have the same careful su-
pervision as other departments
of the county such as the pre-
sent county hospital. The funds
will be disbursed and audited by
the County Auditor.
The discussion of the proposed
(Continued on Page SIX)
er than yesterday's record of 106
nt the same hour.
in North Plains hospl-
Move To Form
Body To Probe
R.R. Body's Work
DARLING FN -C. V Terrell,
chairman Of the Texas Railroad
Commission was making a flying
nip ufter Rio Grande votes Tues.
day, dashing tjhrough all the
principal cities of the area in a
"Re-elect Terrell" sound truck,
greeting his Valley friends, and
making brief speeches at evory
He made his principal address
before the Klwanls Club here, a
Aboard President Roosevelt's
train en route #o San Francisco,
_ ..July 13—(/Pj- -President Roose.
Ill IVOI* III Ü It 9 (f Al* ' wR's route today lay across Utah
\/llvvl lWfllWfjVl Hl)(j )nto Nevada, where two Dem-
arratie primary senatorial oppon-
ents arranged to board his train, j
Senator Pat McCarran ot Nc-
Art Dickerson, who has been
with the Oliver Shoe Store for the
last two months, has been named
manager of the business to take
the place vacated by the resigna
ttlnity to talk it over with ('hair-
man George L. Swart of the state
Democratic committee, who Joins
the train at Carlln, and with Gov.
ernor Richard Kir man, who
comes on board at. Imlay.
Mr. Roosevelt will make a plat,
form appearance at. Reno. Nev
vada, seeking re-nomlnstlon, was No appearances were scheduled
due to Join the presidential party in Utah, because of the earl*
at Ogden, Utah. Albert Milliard, : morning hours. Stops for railroad
Hon of Paul Campbell, who has opposing McCarran, planned to j purposes were listed at Montello,
gone to Missouri.
Considered "tops" in his line
of buslnnM. Dickerson came to
Borger from Amarillo, where he
was connected with the Kinney
shoe Store. He came to Amarillo
front Dallas, where he was usso.
elated with I he same shoe deal-
Enthused over hia promotion,
Dickerson la anxloua for all hla
customers and friend*, a* well aa
new visitors to make his store
their shoe headquarters.
LONDON. July U l/P) The
government announced today that
n■ efforts tb form an | ntmMmmicul speech in which he
rr :n function, «t th«
bombings of civilian centers In fnmm,M|on th„
Xw MÍ,5r n..h*,,
, , , „„ ih„i The commission gets more
told the llouso of Con m« that ,„HH
the scheme. In which the United f(>r )l8 work on mo,or
Slu es. France, Norwar flweden 0|.,at|0n llum Mr
and later the Netherlands had
I asked to join, had been Terrell
Instead, h<- said. Britain would
send a British mltsitolt of two men mi( k8 CJin c#lrIT Th).
to Spain. commission has nothing to do
(The United States declined w„h (|)(U T[)i¡ ln4,,sUM|ro p(wlMM|
udge Terrell told the Kiwnntans.
¡"Those whom it hurts blame us
for enforcing tho 700-pound truck
law which limits the amount «f
Britain's invitation and
(Continuad on Page PIVR)
ONLY «MIO ARREST IN
FOUR DAYS RECORDED
come on board later In the day Carlln, Imlay and Sparks, Nev.,
at Carlln, Nevada. |and at Truckee, Calif.
McCarran opposed the presl- : The president passed through j |,aw breakers continued to be
dent's court reorganisation plan Utah with the assurance of Gov. ¡on their good behavior today as
and other administration mea- ( Henry 11. Blood, who boarded the i far as police and sheriff depart-
sures. Hllllard is the son of Judge , train yesterday, that Senator Kl-'nients here are concerned. Only
Benjamin C. Hllllard of the OoLjbert Thomas and Representatives ;one person has bean arrested In
orado Supremo Court, a candidate Abe Munlock and J. Will Robin-¡the pant four days. Ho was
for the Democratic senatorial son were set to win re-nomination charged with being drunk and
nomination In Colorado.
What step, If -any, the presi-
dent would take In the Nevada
situation was very much In doubt.
The president will have ah oppor-
The Truckee, Calif..
be the president's first on this
Even traffic violators are being
good for none paid or forfeited
trip In the home territory of Beft. |fines during the past twenty-four
(Continued on Page SIX) hours.
• THE WEATHER
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Texas: Fair tonight and
day: Not quite so warm in
Panhandle Gentle to
winds on the coaat. m
night and Thu
ably loefff thm
warm in northwaat
and in wi
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