Borger Daily Herald (Borger, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 1, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 23, 1939 Page: 1 of 10
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Spirit Of Thanksgiving Spreads Throughout Nation As 'First Table
25 OF STATES ARE
Thanks Given for The
Hope That Lives In
By Ttu> Associated I'rcKi
Families In 21 mutes mil down
toduy m the* "first table" of the
nation's dual Thanksgiving. Join-
ing In President Roosevelt's ex-
pressed hope that the world soon
will be ut peace.
The "second table'* will not ih
servml until next Thursday, In
sImIcn whose governors decline*
lo follow the president's declvloi
to n<lvanee the holiday a week.
Despite the confusion over th>
date, there was unanimity In
pulpits and In quiet households in
echoing Mr. Roosevelt',) proclama-
"lift us give thanks to the rul-
er of I lie universe \ \ * lor tin
hope llull lives within us or till
coming of the (la) when | eaco am
the productive activities of peace
shall reign on every continent."
The president and Mia. Rouse-
volt led today's celebrants As us
mil. Mr Roosevelt will carve it big
turkey tonight ut the Worm
Springs fíu.. i ufa nt Me paralysis
Seven patients, chosen by lot
will sit at the same table with the
President while he piles their
plates with turkey, dressing,
cranberries, and all the other
trimmings Bveu though the <al
eudai doesn't say an. it's a red bit-
ter day for the Sñu patients in-
vited to the party.
Hut it'# Just another Thumday
III Plymouth, Ma -., where the
first Thanksgiving was heid. He.
sident* of Plymouth will celebrate
lie*! week, aloug with the whole
of New KiiKiaiMl.
Three states Colorado. Tex
as and Mississippi gol around
the argument over dates by as-
signing two Thanksgiving days
Mayors of several cities did the
same thing Mayor C. I> White
of Atlantic Qtty, N. J. in pro
claiming two hollduys, said last
"Touioi+mv «hull Ik- celebrated
I ) the cliy as 'Pranksglvlng.' in
honor of our president, and next
Thursday shall Is- celebrated as
Mayor B A Toliver of Pecos
Texas, merely left the dale In his
proclamation blank, so that re-
sident* ¿ÍMild mike their own
In Washington, with the presi-
dent and seveitel members of bis
cabinet nbsont, the holiday w«f
observed with church services ar d
family dinners Just as It was in
half the country Government of
fices were closed.
Thanksgiving usually Is a big
«lay for football fan-, hut today's
gridiron fare was slim, for sche-
dules are made months and even
years In advance anil can't be
Willi the close of the first holi-
day, Christina shopping will be-
gin tomorrow. That was the rea-
son It-ecddent Roosevelt moved lip
the date —to boom ytiielide
buying through a longer season.
Hob Clark, footbs'l conch at
Sayre, Okla.. will appear at the
Borger High school 'auditorium
tomorrow afternoon at I o'clock
with his magic In a program. Ad-
mission will he 10 cents for stu-
dents. 2f« cents for adults.
Clark's show is compared with
those of the best magicians on
the ii*td. He is classed as the
loutbweat's leading entertainer
and presents a refitted and thor-
oughly amusing program.
In his show, entitled "The
Realm of The Impossible." the
following tricks are featured
?. The 8maker's Dream real
lighted cigarettes are plucked
from the air and tossed on floor.
3. Texas Centennial Rope Mys-
tery ~ rope passed for Inspec-
tion and then cut In many piec-
es. then restored to natural con-
3. ttlce That Isn't Rice -- rice
that multiplies while you look at
It -- then turns to milk while
you still look!
Clark's programs are kliBior-
ous, entertaining and guaranteed,
and have been endorsed by press,
conventions, civic clulw. churches
and schools throughout the South-
«WV WHOt'LD IIK
IN KAR1.V MATI'HHAY
Those wishing to extend
congitot illation* to Frank
Phillips on tJie occasion of his
fltlth birthday through the
columns of the Borger Dally
Herald are asked to have
their copy reedy by noon Sat-
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NEA Service bgrcjer, texas, thursday, NOVEMBER 23, 1&89 Associated Press PRICE FIVE CENTS
BAND CONCERT TONIGHT
Legless Beauty Wins Driving License
. '■' • • v.- • . .• •.: V
Jessie Simpson, fnmed TtaneCk, N. J., beauty who lost her legs in
a railroad accident, passed State road lest,a and received n drivers
license. She is pictured at HacUcnsaek, N. J„ entering the midget-
type enr which she drove for the inspectora,
To Be Auctioned Off
By Tuberculosis Group
Gestapo Signs Off As
Ait .lUtUon sale of three
sheet s .it Tuberculoids Oh rial inns
Seals, ;i u t ok in pin trt by President
'Franklin I). ROnsevelt. Vice-
Pr*«Uleiti .John Uatfner, and I'ost-
musler ti-ni'iai Jim Fartey. will
tie held by the Hutchinson Coun-
ty Tuberculosis Association as
soojl as these sheets are signed
and returned to local officers,
according to Mrs. Lester Wiles,
Jr.. secretary. A spirited hiding
tor tbe autographed sheets Is ex-
fiected >>y philatelists, stamp col-
lectors and prominent, citizens.
Pipit* for the auction sale were
approved at the meeting of tbe
BBRUN. Nov. 23 <fl>) -
" . . . hearty greeting" from your
iillectioiintc Hermán opposltIon. ¡ joxéeutlve Committee Inst Mon-
•ierman tiestano | di«y night. Mrs Wiles forward-
Wit It those words .according to led the sheets Of too seals each
a 11X11 (official news agency) by air mail to these priftninent
iiccoiint ptihiMied today. were' gnvcriviiiutn officials requesting
ended 151 day- of ftta-few* con-, their signature., and she expect*
OF ALL TYPFS
Admission Free And
Public Urged To
Snappy njurcli music, synco-
pated rhythms, and classical re-
frains will lie combined on a
versatile prog ra in tonight In ihe
first of a series of winter con-
certs of the llorger High school
hand, at s o'clock in the high
Admission to tonight '„ con-
cert will be free and the pupllc
Is urged to endorse its approval
of the popular hand by having a
Membership cards good for
the iv.-t of the concert season will
he available tonight for those
who have not yet obtained them.
Mr* Ja<"lt A vary will be In the
hall t0 supply these cards to uny-
otie wl -lilns one.
The concert' are heliig spon-
si red by the Hand Booster club
in un effort to rttduce the debt
on the new band uniforms.
After the regular concert th>•
audience will be Invited to re-
mullí for a contest in student
conducting. In which three stu-
dents of the class In theory will
lead ihe hand In an overture.
Also, uVjpr «te concert the
Hand Boosters will hold -a meet-
The program. according to
bandmaster f'lyfie Rowe. Is list
Kntry oí the (íladiafors "
I'lnme." inarch, Boccalarl.
"Robin Hood." fuutasle. Brock-
"Valse Sentimaln." r e I.uca.
tenor saxophone solo. Hetty Lou
Collection of popular music.
Beethoven selection, Beethoven
"Connecticut," march, Nas-
"Ileep Purple " Derose.
"Insplrnilon." Holmes, brass
ildartet. Jack Vox. cornet. Roy
.Morrison, cornet, Junior l.autrou.
baritone, and Imvid Itashhury.
t rom bono.
Stars Und Stripes Forever,'
Howe said the concert also
would Include a special number
probably on one of the marches
listed or as an encore. In which
the band would play in the dark
and he would direct with a glow-
To Have Leveled Cities
In Turkey; Felt In U.S.
fuel bet «ecu the (.crinan secret
police and Ifritish Intelligence—
their return within a few days
and detailed plans for the sale
21 ilnjs In which the (iei-nuiii will be announced
operatives wormed espiona*.- j Tbls i•< part of tbe fund rals-
froin tin li foe by poslM|| |nK oiitn|>tiluri^ of the Hutchinson
s utitl>lltt 1* v revolutIcntlids.
The whiplash disclosure of the
•Oil Identity of the ''revolntiiin-
sts" was said by HNH to have
'leen given only yesteidity
That whs oil" day aft* the
Qestnp,) bad nnnounced obtain
County Tuberculosis Association
'to provide nienn^ of preventing
and controlling tuberculosls In
our own county.
Mrs Wiles said that she hud
prepared a mulling list of three
thousand. The Christmas Seals
Ing a confession from tieorg Klse ¡ w(l| in the mails Nov :I0, na-
if Munich thill he planted the
Htirferbrnu time bomb Intended
for Adolf Hitler. The nnnounce-
ment said Wiser had British
In t in sMiiie connect ion, tlie
( r t«|M also hud announced the
arrest of two llriiKli i-eeret *i*rv-
lContinued on PAOK KIVK)
Mr. and Mrs. David M. War-
ren of Panhandle upon the ar-
rival of a son at 3: SO o'clock
this afternoon In St. Anthony's
hospital In Amarillo. Warren Is
president of the Panhandle Pub-
lishing Co. and a director of Ihe
Panhandle Stale Bank of Borger.
dltlonal Thanksgiving l>a.v. Pur-
Chase of these gay stamps will
make possible the gradual era-
dication of this dreaded disease
It Is hoped that seals will appear
on every piece of domestic and
foreign mall sent out through
Christmas day, Ktnlly Post an
authority < n etiquette states that
it is socially correct to use seals
ny time during December.
Bock well Kent, famous Ameri-
can artist, writer and lecturer.
Is the designer of this year's seal.
"Poteel Your Home From Tuber-
culosis" lH the campaign's theme.
To smybollse this idea the artist
has depicted an angel with arm
out stretched, against a brilliant
background. The Isrg« double-
larred cross is prominently dis-
A fefttttt* of the 19811 sheet
of 100 sobIs • '« *< ««' «enter "slo-
gan seals' hearing Ihe following
tContnued on PAGE TURKIC)
AM Kb MIA. I'llckey, Nov. 2JI
—(/Pi— Hunde, lis were fenreil lo.
tiny to llave Ih-cii killed mid tunny
vIIIiikc- de-11 o,ved by violent, in-
teilllilteiit earth shock* o«",- a
perliMl of 2-1 bout1 , ibroiigbont
Anutolin, tlie western section of
Sl\ village* were reported level-
led ill east Anatolia. Heaths
were high cspcrially In Kl'Alguan.
oil the eastern edge or Anatolia,
one re|Mirt said.
ley weather increased the .suf-
fering among hundreds of home-
ST. UU'IS Nov. 2!? (/Pi -
An enrtii tdiock which lasted an
aveilige of .'! seconds but did no
major damage was fell In Mis
souri. Illinois. Iowa and Wiscon-
Most areas reported the tremor
between !>:!<! and l>:20 a. tu.
(Central Standard Time) although
others felt the whock as late an
t>::to a. in.
The Rev. James B. Macelwane.
St.. Louis Cnlvernlly Seismologist,
said the center was .'11 miles
?ouLh of St. Louis.
This would place It near Kestus
and Crystal City. Mo, but a
check ' -Te diüclosed no damage.
One of the needles of the 31.
Lonls university seismograph was
knocked off Its hinges, so sharp
was the shock
Mrs. Moral Col ligan at Clayton,
Mo., near W, Louis, «aid she was
knocked uut of her bed by the
•I. J. Aucr, Wabash railroad
passenger iigent shaving at his
Kansas City home, said lile shocks
lasted a minute and a half and
described them as 'terrifying."
Dishes rattled, furniture ivns
iContuued on I'AOK TURKIC)
LOWEST PACE IN
Foreign Selling, Tax
Increase, Even End
Of War Uncertain
HV I RKRKiUCK (JARHXKR
XKW VtlK. Nov. it ¡I—(A'i—
fortune served up a skinny
turkey tills year to wall sfreel,
huh of the uut ion's fiiiMiiclal
The stock ticker, proverbially
the pulse taker of business only
faintly has recorded the boom
pace In steel, textiles, machine
tools and other Industries.
Business barometers register
the highest levels since IfttM).
Share trading on the big board
limps along at the slowest pace
in I fi years.
Despite the September war
spurt in dealings, transar l Ions
for 1080 have set a yearly pace
well under ¡100,000,000 shares.
1'tiless a h^later sprint takes
j place In the final weeks of the
p«vnf ntor HpsiH Ha? >rMr' ,he 1930 turnover seems
,;<tl peilItr ritciu Oct,' u^iy |n. 011|y a|>out one-quar-
JACK LANE OF
Heart Attack In
But Orohans To
Get More Birds
DI LI TH. MINN . Nov. 23,
i/P) Children at the St. James
orphanage won't have lo eat
bonntt foi their Thanksgiving din-
ner next Thursday after nil,
That was tbe prospect tifler
thieves raided the orphanage
poultry coops and stole 2!i tur-
keys and more than 100 chickens
Intended for t h e children's
Thanksgiving and Christmas Day
Today's Mousignor Michael Be-
hind disclosed scores of persons
who read newspaper accounts of
the situation, had offered lo fur-
nish birds for the dlnner
Horace Busby It
A new assistant manager for
the Rig, Rex and State theatre*
of Borger has arrived and haa al-
ready assumed his duties with
Tom Davidson, the local man-
ager. He was sent lo Borger from
tlnliiesvillo, where he has been
aiding as assistant manager for
the paat three years with
properties In tiiat city.
UiihIu* tvu a nontM itnn IajI |>m
WHwlfJT " < iDptlll It (1 Wy
wife and they are
lo<*at«d In tke home cf Davidson
W. B. Stephens,
Former Borgan Dies
In Car Accident
Borgatis today wore shocked to
learn of the death of William
Brown Stephens, 4 7-year old
Amarillo cattle buyer, and form-
er meat dealer In this city.
Stephens died In a Tuiumcat'l,
N. M.. hospital early yesterday
morning after the automobile he
was driving turned over five or
six times 15 miles west of Slintll
Rosa about 10 o'clock Tuesday
The body will be sent to Col-
umbia Mo.. from Blackburn-
Shaw funeral home in Amarillo,
tl(ls afternoon at 4:60 o'clock,
for final rites and Internienl
Stephens was alone at the
time of the accident. Sheriff A.
P. Blanch of Santa Rosa said It"
had probably fallen asleep, .lack
Neal of Lon Angeles was the first
at the scene and tbe Ittn O L
Dennis, pastor or the Tuciimciti'i
First Baptist Church notified
Santa Rosa officials and called an
Stephens was unconscious
when found He had a fractured
akull. fractured pelvis, compound
fracture of one leg and other In
He i„ survived by bis wife mid
three children. Mrs. Stephens
did not reach Tueumcari until
about n half hour after hei btts-
The Stephens family lived in
Borger from iltL'tl until 1981.
where he was associated with .1.
H. Doty in the Borger Wholesale
He moved back to Borger l t
er and managed the Wholesale
business until three years ago
The IttepheiK family was well
kuowu In this territory.
TRX„ Mot. 51 . —
Phillips. 18, fell be-
He was the son ot
Butler of Den Icon.
Suffering from a heart attack,
E. .1. .lack'' Lane, of Phillips. B7,
died yesterday evening about ti:3n
o'clock ir. a local physician's of-
Lane whh a carpenter superin-
tendent for the Phillips Petroleum
Co., for whom he had been em-
ployed the lasi twenty-three years.
He had lived at Phillips for the
last thirteen and a half years, and
was well known in Phillips and
¡Surviving are the widow and
olio son. C.C. Lane of Phillips, and
i step-daughter, Mrs. Nora Bruce
of Muskogee, Okl. (ithor survivors
include four brothers, D. I). of
Grand Kails. Lark of Okmulgee,
Feita of Phillips and Oacar of
Hoise, Idaho; and one stater. Mrs.
Nettle Hayea of Boise.
Lane whh a member of the Ma-
Funeral services will be held
tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock
in the chapel of the Carver Hroth-
ors Funeral heme, with the Rev.
II. J. West, pastor of the philllps
Baptist church, and the Rev. Wal-
lace .Iones, pastor of the First
Christian church in Horger,. offi-
Immediately following the serv-
ices the body will be taken over-
land to Padeti, Okla where final
Masonlc rites and Interment are
scheduled for Sunday.
Active palbearers here will he
.1, 0. Blaiock. Jim Aldrldge, J.
C Cox. Relton Cbappell. C. N.
White and Cleave Blaiock.
Honorary pul I bearers will be O.
A. Sullivan, George Puckett, K.
M. Baker, R. L. Wise. Henry Up-
dike. Tom Bonnet. J. H. Fox, J.
M. Perry, B. B. Yates, Frank
Han mi. .1 C. Clutter, R C White,
K.K Itoiitson. Frit* Ostrom. Frank
Blair. ,loe Briggs. Vaughn Jack-
son. Wait Delameter Bert llen-
ilctMOn, R. R. Plainer, W. K. Mc
Whlrter, M. M. Henderson, Otis
Tlmms, Lawrence W. Smith.
George Wolfe and K. C. Hell.
Police Off Duty
Lead Own Raids
HUNTINGTON, W. Vu„ Nov 2.1
(VP) Wight city policemen de
plored their department's "lack
of leadership" and set out to en-
force the law on their own time.
After completing their full
toui'K of duty walking beats, the
officers raided six alleged liquor
selling places last night and an-
nounced that was only the begin-
ning of their campaign.
"We have decided to end the
humiliation and embarrassment
which has come to our depart-
ment because of lack of leader
ship," declared patrolman Cecil
Kesitlrk, spokesman for the group
"We will continue t„ make raldx
on our own lime in the future and
continue to enforce the law."
Their action followed more
than u half dosen raids on re-
puted vice establishments here
during the past 26 days by slate
police and deputy sheriffs.
No comment was forthcom-
ing lrom mayor George Séti-
mo nils or police chief Lon H.
ter of the 1929 volume, when
the tail-end of the epic post-
war bull market and the ensuing
crash rolled up transactions of
1.1 2-1,000,001) shares.
A few veterans Idling around
the trading posts and commls--
slon houses have been tempted
(Continued on PAGE FIVE)
Split 8v Holiday
AUSTIN. TEX., Nov. 23.~-(/P)
it was turkey day for some
state workers while for others
It was just Thursday.
The first two Thanksgivings
proclaimed by Governor W.
Loo O'Daniel because of the
ttatp's bounteous blessings —
found the capital about eveuly
divided on observance on the in-
The governor compromised. He
spent the day working at home.
His office remained open with
about half the staff on duty.
"I'm thankful for Texas' many
blessings and I'm thankful for
my job." the governor said.
Ills family planned an observ-
ance but "nothing special" was
Asked if turkey would grace
the mansión table, the governor
"I don' know what they're
going to have to eat around here.''
He explained that half of bis
employes would not have to work
until next MAnday. The other
h'.ilf will b" excused from next
Thursday until the following
The plan brought criticism from
railroad commissioner Jery Sad-
ler who opined It did not; seem
economical in view of the gov-
ernor's advocacy of businesslke
government. Incidentally, the
railroad commission was one de-
partment running full blast.
The governor said tlie extend-
ed holiday for bis employes was
customary Because only part of
the executive employes' would be
free for each Thanksgiving the
department woo Id be manned con-
tinuously and readv for business,
The highway department, the
state's biggest, hummed with ac-
tivity. The secretary of state's
offices were closed The division
of observance was evidenced
throughout the many branches of
U. S. Needs Two
Days Of Thanks
BV TOSY WIAST
NEW YORK. Nov. 88. (JP) -
The itplrit of Thanksgiving seep-
ed down today Into the strang-
One of them was the howery,
the dirty downtown thorough-
fare where floats human
Iroui all over the world.
a meal of sorts can be bought,
for 16 cents, where a flop-house
sleeping space can be "rented"
for a dime.
One liowcrylte, who el
himself a "hum by ti
philosopher on tile
"Sure, even un guys got * lot to
he thankful for. America haa
no much to In* thankful for this
year that we need both
giving Days to get all our
He had looked like doaena of
other near-derelicts who shuffled
along, peering hungrily into hash-
house windows, mumbling to paa-
sersby in hope of a few peuniea.
But a quarter and n eop ot
coffee brought out. the "philoao-
pher" In him.
"I ain't had a bad life," he
said. "I ain't complainin' a Mt.
I'm thankful for being able to
live as long as I have."
He pulled off a dirty
ed cap and pointed to tbe tow
white hairs left on his near-bald
"I'm thankful that I've missed
only a few meals in my time. . .
that I never had to work much
. . . that I've seen more coun-
try than a lot of rich guys . . .
that. I know a lot of guys from
coast to coast.
"I'm not beefin' bemuse I
don't have a lot. of dough. I
don't need much. Look at
of these guys who have so i
money It runs out their
They're always get tin' Into
ble — with their
their businesses, o
thing or other.
"They have to worry
they got so much to worry about.
But me? 1 ain't got any more
than I wear on my back, so I
don't have anything to
His coffee cup was
he didn't resume talking until
wo ordered filled again.
"America should be tlie thank*
fulest country lit the world," lie
wild. "She should be thankful
that she Isn't. In the war,
doesn't Intend getting in;
there aren't more on relief
there Is; that there's plenty for
t hose wlto want It bad enough to
hump for It.
"There's plenty more to b«
thankful for. but I'm too busy to
think up anymore. You got more
time to think than me, and I got
to get going."
He headed out the hash-houso
door. There was a spring In his
U. S. Prisoners
Talk Sheriff Into
BOISE. Idaho, Nov. 23 —(/p)
— Thanks to a couple of feder-
al pHsoners in the Ada County
jail the other Inmates had "a
little something extra" for din-
ner today, although Idaho does
not celebrate Thanksgiving un-
til next week.
Because the two were being
held for Uncle Sam tlie argument
came up that they should be al-
lowed to eat Thanksgiving dinner
on the date set by President
Rather than be charged with
favoritism^ Sheriff Don Headrick
decided to serve special dinner
today and again Nov BO. the day
proclaimed by Governor C, A.
Bottolfsen as Idaho Thanksgtv*
• 1 "
?■ FINA!. $ ■
Syracuse 10. Maryland T
Western Reserve It. Oaee 0.
John Carroll 25. Akron 8.
Million Dollars An Hour,
$23,580,000 Per Day Cost
British Invest In Fight
Associated I'rrw Staff Writer
Dollars or their equivalent In
anybody's money are the weapons
upon which allied strategists re-
ly to win Kurope's wnr.
That was mane clear when Sir
John Mlmon, Chancellor of the
excheiiuer. calmly advised Brit-
ish taxpayers thai they were in-
vest lug «bout a million dollars
an hour $23.580,000 A DAY
in the war to "crush llltlerlsm."
If to the actual e:
of tlie belligerents
I hose of
It muy be that thin la a
war. -It Is a
■ ' p ;•
war and the depression that canto
a decade In lis wake.
The frankness of the
treasury chief In laying the
nsncial facta of tbe war
British taxpayer* at
stage of the conflict is
denoaof Ihe allied i
i'ranco-Brltlsh financial i
can win the war
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