Borger Daily Herald (Borger, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 42, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 11, 1940 Page: 1 of 6
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Red Officers Are Called Home To Stand Court
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Just for "experimental purposes"
was the way Michigan s Repre-
sentative John D. Dlngell pi't it
in introducing Congressional bill
authorizing the sale of 10,000
new U. S Garand semi-automat-
ic rifles to the Finnish govern-
ment at $1 each. Above, DingelJ
ii' ;■" v
iKk.< Jm*' Utiti
Nazis Report French
HELSINKI. Jan. 11 UP)--•
Smashing of HukmIhh at tucks on
tbe Hulla and Pel hi in o sectors
was reported in the Finnish
army's dully communique.
Salla Is on Finland's eastern
front and Petsam(> on the extreme
northern corridor Ui tiie arctic
sen. The IttHMlnnp were tfcrrawn
hack. It waa said, after an
attack for which they had pre-
pared by artillery fire.
BERLIN. .Ian II (/Pi — A
French company ln it surprise ut-
tack was reported by the Ger-
man official news agency today
to have succeeded In breaking
• he German line on Kreu?.berg.
east of Forbach, only to be driv-
en back later by a Nazi counter-
The sector is on Ihe western
front a short distance from
The official news agency, DNB
said the French lefi dead and
wounded when they were driven
back by local German outposts.
It also said a few French pris-
oner* were taken.
The high command In Us dally
communique reported that two
allied planes, which DNB Iden-
.ifled ah French, were brought
down in air battles yesterdoy with
the loss of one (¡crinan plane.
AT LEAST 4
DEAD IN COAL
Miners Believe All
HAltTLE Y. W Vn., .Ian. 11
</fj| Ah rescue crews Struggled
through derbls and gas toward
NT miners entombed by an exp-
plOslon that killed at least four,
a mine official expressed hope
today that "50 or tin" would be
The crews, which have pushed
almost a utile and a quarter
through the blast-wrecked cor-
ridor In the Hartley No. 1 mine
of the Pond Creek Pocahontas
Coal Corporation, were reported
within a few hundred feet of the
men I t upped by I hi' blttM yeslet
(1. .1. St |itngs. general iitunu
get' of the eorpoi.itIon. reported
at noon the crews might reach
the men within six hour and
>1 liters Kear Worst
"We're very hopeful that pos-
sibly GO or lit) can be found a-
Veteran miners ill this squalid
southern West Virginia cowl il-
luge shook their heads, however,
and expressed fear all had per-
ished. George Pile, company aud-
itor sold the "chances .ire heavily
against finding any of the men
The known dead:
Hoy Evans, 41. tnotorman, mar-
ried. four children.
Charley Moffltt, 42 negro, mar-
ried. four children.
Hoy Hyatt. 32. motorman, mar-
ried, four children.
One man still unidentified.
The body of Evans was dlscov
tired as rescue workers advanced
to within 1,200 feet of the esti-
mated ceuter of the explosion
which tore through three sections
of the pit.
R. K, Salvad. vien president of
the company In charge of rescue
work, Issued this statment:
"If wtf have luck, we should
reach 66 or 70 men in a matter
Relatives Await News
Wives and children of the trap-
ped miners and hundred^ of cur-
ious who guthered near the mine
stood dumbly ln a cold, sleety
rain waiting for word from the
eight rescue crews.
Two bodies were found against
a slate fall a quarter or u mile
from the 020-foot shaft.
Workers said they were handl-
(Continued on PAGE SIX)
VOL 14—NO 42
BORGER, TKXAS. THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 1940
Associated Presa PRICE FIVE CENTS
German Shipping Attack
LONDON. Jan. 11 </P)- -
German raiders appeared today
rift the strategic Firth of Forth in
Scotland and the Kstuarles of the
number and Thames on Kimland's
eastern coast, the air ministry
Ni> bombs were dropped and
no alarm* were sounded as lite
renewed flight , of the Na/.l•. over
Ihe IIi-IiInIi couxt niel quick renin-
Iiiiicc from IfrltImIi fighter* and
not l-aircriil'f Imttcrle*.
The Evening News said the
last 24 hours hud been the busiest
faced by the royal air force since
the war began and the British
filers "have hud to fight their
Today's (lights brought the
first air visits of the war to the
Tyneside. Important shipbuilding
and shipping center.
The air ministry said German
planes attempting to bomb a
merchant vessel off the Norfolk
coast were driven off by defense
Crowds Watch llonilicr
Fragments of nnli-aliH .aft
shells fell in the streets of south
Shields during I o minutes of fir-
ing. Spectators were eudungeniA,
but rushed out to pick tip the bits
Windows of a bus were shat-
After once being driven away, a
raider circled and returned above
south Shields and again was fir-
Three large black plane,, be-
lieved by observers to be German
were chased to sea by llrilish
lighters over the southeast coast
East of London heavy anti-
aircraft firing was heard in a
Kent town about 1 p. in. (7 a. in.
CSTl and shell bursts high in the
sky were seen In the direction of
the Esses coast, north of Kent,
although no places were seen and
no warning was sounded.
Crowds (tit the cliffs of an east
coast resort watched u bomber at-
tack it small steamer about seven
miles front shore.
Explosions were beard and the
steamer was seen to be blazing.
A lifeboat put out while British
fighters drove off the attacker.
Subsequently another steamer,
believed to be Italian, struck a
mine off the east coast.
The crew took to lifeboats and
awaited u tug to pick them up.
A strategy of btow-for blow
(Continued on PAGE SIX)
• THE WEATHER
West Texas' Cloudy and cold-
er with freexlng mist north por-
tion. partly cloudy south portion
tonight; Friday cloudy north and
east, generally fair southwest
portion; colder north and central
Petit Jury List
Covers 9 Weeks
The petit jury lint for ihe en-
suing tenp of court, has been re-
leaned by publication, by District
Clerk, W. L. Kelley, at Stinnett,
First week; Non-Jury week.
Second week; A. B. Henderson.
Leroy Hlghley, A. M. Militan, O:
II. Austin, W. D. Wetlaufer, Olln
Henderson, F. C. Redell, T. H.
Hnshrook. Austin Collnrd, R. E.
Maddox. T. F. Blnghem. W. Y.
Terry, Forest Stradley. E. CI. Brit-
ain, Jr., Monroe Botcher. C. B,
Armstrong. Raymond Keith. C. 8.
Springer, T. E. King, W. 8. Ship-
ley. C. O. Brady, W. V. Mlxon,
I. O Ayers, E. L. Hcnson, Ellis
Riddle. F, B. Elmore. I. B. Croc-
ker, Elbert Loving, C. 8. Gold-
smith. Ben M. Stephens. (I. W.
Seir. F. O. Holder. W. K. Mc-
Whorter, E. W. Lannlnghain, M.
W. Wilson. W. I). Witt, H. W.
Smythe, c. A. Carlton, Doyle Hen-
derson, O. W. Hatfield.
Third week: Henry Glover, C.
CI. Tntel John Hoiloman, Walter
Cory. W. F. Gibson. G. G. Mark-
en. C. O. McPeek, L. P. Day. Jack
Cabbell. W. R. Bruce. Charles
Williams. Dale German. James M.
Davis. Al Arnold. Stanloy B. Hud-
~ nond B. Downs. R. B.
Riley, F. C. Huth,
R. B. Takewell,
pk L. Ward. Rob-
Itnel, Hugh An-
demon, J. W. Byers. Earl Tur-
ner. Wiley D. Wyatl, L. L. Jame-
son. Dale A. Nelson, W. H. Hull.
Enrl Wltton. Daniel Sheets, R. H.
Bradfield, A. H. Korncgay, Char-
les llart. O. K. Chnppell, J. A.
Rives. J. C. Matney.
Fourth week: Myron Glllman,
Earl Hstep. Wllllum Knight, R.
C. Cltlsum. D. C. Dllley, E. F.
Copeland, C. VunAusdall, Barron
Chapman. O. E. Chenoweth. H.
8. Benjamin, W. K. German.
E. L. Wnggony. A. C. Lelke, Char-
les Vinery, L. H. Fisher. Georgo
Hum. L. D. Ruttman, T. R. Dil-
lard, Vaughn Jackson, G. A.
Ibach, Claude Weatherford, R. A.
Bates, C. B. Bowles, D. Atchley,
F. E. Creek, Phil Alexander. Cleo
H. Pilchard, Ralph Smith, C. F.
Duvls. R. A. Beavers, D. H. Mat-
heWs. L L, Dean, Frank Pierce.
H. J. Rudolph. R. A. Tanner, T.
8. Smock. A. E. Robertson. B.
Fltxsimmons, Ed Ralston, a. B.
Fifth week; Frank Jennings,
H. H. Rtisor. VV, G Alexander.
Burt Stewart, T. H. Barber, Char-
les W. Sole, C. N. Edwards. E. E.
Hutchinson. E. H. Fentress, A. E.
Waddle, Ray Lawson. E. S. Gas-
ton. John F. Shaw, Ed Barteli.
F. D. Fowler. Jr., H. Craddock,
W. A. Riley, C. T. Page, John
Lehman. J. M. TidwelL W. D.
(Continued on PACÍ FIVE)
WASHINGTON. Jan. 11 ~ (ff>)
A senate Judiciary subcom-
mittee today recommended con-
firmation of Attorney General
Frank Murphy as an associate
Justice of the supreme court, af-
ter Murphy had voluntarily ap-
peared before the group.
The unanimous action came af-
ter Murphy bud assured senators
that he opposed use of force "by
elllitsr .".W'" Iff íitlior 8lspttte« and
that he believed the supreme
court has the power and duty
to invalidate acts of congress
when they contravene the federal
Senators Burke (D-Nebi,
chairman of the subcommittee.
Austin iR-Vt), Connally (D-Tex)
and King (D-Utah) all fired ques-
tions at Murphy about his views
or the constituí Ion and duties of
.t supreme court Justice.
The nomination now must be
considered by the full Judiciary
committee, probably Monday, and
then sent to the senate for ex-
pected confirmation. Murphy's
appointment as attorney general
a year ago was confirmed 78 to
LUBBOCK. Tex.. Jan. 11 —
(>P) Jack O. Stone, area coun-
cil executive of the Boy Scouts
of America, lust night was kid-
naped. taken t0 near Tahoka and
relieved of his automobile, over-
coat, gloves and $!t in money and
a chock for fO.GO.
Two men who held a gun on
him in Lubbock forced him to
accompany them so they could
"pull a hijacking the other t'tde
They released him unharmed
after robbing him five miles
north of Tahoka and promising
they would return his car to
where he had been forced to re-
linquish It to them.
They bought gasoline on
Stone's gasoline courtesy card.
Stone is married and li-os In
Success In Making
Collection Of Taxes
Encouraging ceports of suc-
cess in collecting delinquent and
current tuxes for the Borger In-
dependent'School District were
made at a meeting of the school
board here Monday night.
The hoard commended Tax
Collector J. F. Kiekbusch and 4,
\V. Hptvey, Jr.. delinquent tax
collector, for their work In the
past and Instructed them to con-
tinue to carry on a drive for the
past due taxes.
Kiekbusch and Splvey are now
engaged In u determined cam-
paign to clear Up old accounts
and report their work is coming
The district permits and en-
courages installment payment of
delinquent taxes in reasonable
amounts. Splvey and Kiekbusch
said they will be glad to assist in
working tint delinquent tax pro-
blems with taxpayers.
Offer Aid To
High school boys and girls
planning to submit essuys in the
nationwide contest, being con-
ducted by the Ladles' Auxiliary
to the Veterans of Foreign Wurs
of the 1!. S. will find much val-
uable source material In the edi-
torial columns of daily newspap-
ers on filé In the public library.
In seeking appropriate themes
Identified with the subject "Tjtc
Benefits of Democrucy" much In-
teresting material will also be
found ln vurlons issues of the
Congressional Record which are
also oil file at the public library.
The total or *2,000 being of-
fered by llio Ladles' Auxiliary
will be divided in a manner that
Sanford Gas Co.
Officials were elected for the
ensuing year and current busi-
ness transacted Monday at the
regulur annual meeting oí the
Sanford (¡as Co. at Sanford.
Directors named were It. S.
Marshall. J. .1. Miller and J. F.
Shaw, with C. A. Selple retained
Several Improvements are
piunlied. Including further safety
measures. The customary uhsohs-
inetil was voted to care for cur-
Put Gold Back
will assure cash pri7.es to 2-t high
Because of early tax payments I «chool boys and girls In the tia-
MKXICAN8 BACK TO WORK
MEXICO CITY. Jan. 11 — (4 )
— Thousands of men returned
to work today In Vera Crux and
Puebla states and In the terri-
tory of lower California after
ending 24-hour strikes called by
Mexico's moni important conser-
vative labor unions in protest
against alleged "outrages" com-
mitted by the pro-Cardenas gov-
ernments of those regions.
Mr. and Mrs. F. D. Adams,
whose 4 pound 10 ounce son was
bor„ at 1:37 this morning In
North Plains hospital.
I MM?1 "V w 1
the trustees were enabled to pur-
chase bonds In the amount of
$'81,188.8# at a price of 71 or
for $15,040.11. reducing the out-
standing bonds of ¡lie district.
This was the second time
within the past year that bonds
have been purchased at a dis-
The trustees havi* Instructed
Splvey and Kiekbusch to continue
to make every legal effort possi-
ble to collect delinquent taxes.
Over M ,000 ha„ been collect-
ed In delinquent taxes since Sept..
Kiekbusch reported that cur-
rent year collections had come
In much better than lit other
years, due In large part to the
discount allowed for payment In
October, November, and Decem-
ber, in accordance with the recent
la«^ passed by Ihe legislature.
Worker Dies Here
Fred Reed, 77 years old. died
at 8:35 a. m. today at the county
farm here after ii long Illness.
He Is su.vived by one nbee,
Mrs. Marlon Smith of Portland.
Born In Tennessee In 18H2,
Reed, who hud been a ptpellner
for the Perry OH Company for
many years, came to Borger In
boont days. He had traveled in
most of the countries of the
Funeral arrangements, In
charge of Carver Bros. Funeral
Chapel, are Incomplete and
await word from his niece.
Ht'HOOl# BOARD HKNKWH
Supt. W. A. Mcintosh was re-
elected Jiead of the Border pv.bll '
school system here Inst. Monday
night al a meeting of the school
T,he board i sed tax
tloiiul contest, gold medals the
student who writes the best es-
say in each of the 48 states, and
bron/.e medals to the student who
writes the best essay lit every
(Continued on PAGE SIX)
Borgans To Attend
Pampa CC Lunch
Plans were made today at the
Chamber of Commerce luncheon
to send a delegation from Borger
to the special luncheon of the
Pumpu Chamber of Commerce ut
Ptunpn tomorrow noon.
The Pampa organisation litis
Invited chamber of commerce lead-
ers from outlying cities as guests
at the first monthly luncheon,
which will feature a talk by Tom
Collins, editor of the Kansas City
Journal, and Insinuation of new
officers and directors.
Garnet Reeves, secretary of the
Pampa C. of C., has mailed four
tickets to Homer Pruett, secre-
tary of the Borgor chamber of
cota merca to be distributed among
local members who wish to at-
tend. Tickets also were sent to
Sol Morgenstern. Frltjs Thompson,
and J. C. Phillips.
The luncheon will be held nt
12 o'clock noou In the basement
of the First Methodist church.
Pampa hus received glowing re-
ports on the humor, the wit. and
the audience retaining Interest of
talks by Collins, greatly in de-
mand all over the southwest.
Therefore, the Pampa chamber
recommends lite Missouri news-
paperman as one well worth hear-
Collins' subject Is "Success-
PRINON ITOITIVE KILLED
OKLAHOMA CITY. Jan. 11 —
(/Pi— Tommy McCain, fugitive
from McAloatur penitentiary
was shot to death today and con-
stable J. It. Drlnkwater, was
wounded In a gun fight at a re-
sidence where McCain wis hiding.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 11 --- Í/P)
A proposal to put gold buck in-
to domestic circulation provoked
discussion among congressmen to-
day as Chairman Wagner (I>
NY) summoned the senate bank-
ing committee to make plans for
an Investigation of national mone-
Wagner said he would usk for
suggestions on the conduct of the
Inquiry- for which congress pro-
vided $25,000 last August 4.
While Wagner declined to
forecast the i,ature of the investi-
gation, he said it was reaHouuble
to assume tho committee would
want to hear testimony on the
possible return of the United
States to the gold standard, aban-
doned domestically under the 1034
Discussion of this phase of the
monetary problem was enlivened
by a suggestion from Wlnthrop
W. Aldtlch. chulrmun of the board
of tho Chase National bank of
New York, that the free clratla-
tlon of gold be permitted. Noting
tlrat the United States now holds
«bout 60 per cent of the world's
supply of gold. Ailrich said it
must take action to preserve the
monetary character of that metal.
Senator Plttman (D-Nov.) ex-
|-f"ssed belief the psychological ef-
fect would bo good If gold was
made available to citizens who
Congress Told U. S.
Must Face Possibility
Of An Allied Defeat
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 — (/P)
— Admiral Harold It. Stark told
congress today that In consider-
ing the proposed $1,300.000,000
expansion of the fleet "we must
faco the possibility of an allied
defeat" In the current European
Testifying before the House
Naval committee, the chief of nav-
al operations declared that in
determining this country's defense
needs, the possibility that the
navies of the European demo-
cracies might lie wiped out must
be taken Into account.
"Then we must measure the
strength of any potential coinblu-
utlons of enemies," he added.
Stark declared the proposed
program was "a compromise" and
added the most Important factor
lit Its favor was its "modera-
AT LIONS ZONE
Dinner Will Feature
Members of the Borger Lions
Club arc rounding out plans to
entertain about 150 guests at a
quarterly zone meeting here next
Tho club discussed pitan for the
meeting yesterday at Its weekly
luncheon and severul officers and
committeemen further do /eloped
the arrangements at a conference
A mooting of dlrctors and com-
mittee members will be held to-
morrow night in the tax collec-
tor's office in the high school
to complete plans for the day.
Delegations are expected from
Claude. Dal hurt. Dumas, Ama-
rillo, Hereford, Sutiray, and Pan-
Bob Bradshaw Is general chair-
man in charge of uraugments. As-
sisting him are Frank Elmore,
tin charge of the dinner, H. D
Schmulhom, entertainment, H.
G. Gilliam, decorations, and the
Rev. Wallace Jones.
Paul Richerson will be toast-
mastor and Lou Roberts will make
ti.e main address of the evening.
A musical program featuring local
talent will b« presented.
The meeting will get under way
with a business meeting at 4
p. m. Wednesday at the Legion
Hall. The evening session, Includ-
ing the dinner aud program, will
be held at 7:15 p. m. at the Leg-
The evening meeting will be a
"ladies night" affair, with all
Lions Invited to bring their ladles
as guests. Borgor Lions and Lion-
esses are expected to turn out 100
There will bo a $1 registration
fee which will admit the guest
to all activities of the day.
Entire Army Corpa
COl'KNHAGEV, Jan. 11 — (*>>
—■ HejMirl* were received horn
today thai more Hum IOO Hov-
iet ItiiHMiiui officer* luul been
culled buck from tlie Kinnlxli
from, moiiic of them to face trial
before spwhtl courts.
The reports, which reached
Norwegian and Finnish quarter*
from numerous sources, said that
the officers would be tried be-
fore courts consisting of peo-
The rtusslnii conimisBarlat deal-
ing with supplies was reported
especially to be under a penetrat-
ing inquiry, which. It was «aid,
already has led to executions.
Immediate verification of the
reports wus lacking.
Observer* hen were inclined to
link tJio reports with tho
cow announcement that
M. Kaganovlcli luul boen
ns commissar for the
alio industry anil "transferred
to another post."
Kaganovlch held a key post,
and one of his duties was to sup-
ply materials to plane factor-
There were persistent repO'-M
that the Russlau forces were be-
ing reorganized because of weak-
nesses shown up ln the invasion
of Finland. -
These reports reached not only
Helsinki but several other Scan-
Advices from Finland said tho
Finns today were heavily at-
tacking a well-equipped Red army
division which thoy surrounüed
south of I Jake Kianta on the east-
'(lie division was described M
the third and last of an entiro
.Soviet Russian army corps,
two others, of 19,000 or
men each, having been shatter-
ed previously In the same j
vicinity, with thousands
The Finns reported thejr now
hold a 30-mile frontier strip east
of Lake KianUi, free of enemy
troops for tho first time since
the war began Nov. 30.
To Death Penalty
BOSTON, Jan. 11 — </P) With
six 'teen-ago defendants, includ-
ing a girl of 17, awaiting trial
ln Massachusetts on first degree
murder charges, opponents of the
deuth penalty opened a new at-
tack today upon capital puulsh-
Mrs. Herbert Rhrmnnn. secre-
tary of the Massachusetts council
for the abolition of the death pen-
alty, asserted In a statement that
if any of the six were convicted
of first degree murder, Bay Stntc
luw permitted but one sentence
— death — aud that public ab-
horrence would be such that the
electric chair would be banished
from the state. She contended a
seven year-old child could bo exe-
cuted under present statutes.
Four of tho boys awaiting trial
are but 17 years old and the fifth
is tho „'lrl's 18-yenr-old ex-soldler
Commissioner of correction
Artbro T. Lyman said he hud no
record of the execution of a wom-
an In Massachusetts since the
days of 'witch traíais."
COPENHAGEN. Jan. 11 — (/P)
— Finnish troops credited with
destroyers two Russian divisions
recently on the Suomussalml
front were reported today to have
captured a "sied tank" which tho
Scandinavian press characterised
as "Stalin's secret weapon."
The machine, consisting of an
armored body mounted on skiff
and driven by an airplane prop-
eller, was said to be capable of
untaxing speod over snowy open
spaces. The armament was said
to include machine-guns and a
The Finns reported Its weak-
nesses were its light armor, dif-
ficulty of steering and unsult-
ablllty to broken, wooded coun-
WASHINGTON. Jan. 11
• The Senate speedily a£
today the nomination of
Edison as secretary of
after senator Borah
had protested ngainst
recommended by Edison to
President Roosevelt certain
posltlon °í secretary u
cess appointment, recently
cated that congress enact
giving the president power
emergency, to confiscate
factories and supplies.
Alaskan, Visiting In Borger,
Eskimo Igloo For Niece's Play]
BY DALE JOHNSON
All the neighborhood children
are envying pretty Carolyn. She
has an Igloo just like that of
the tCsklmos ln Alaska where her
Carolyn, six-year-old daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Fred P. Flnley.
HI2 Hedgecoke street, and her
friends have had ii. great tine
"playing house" in the Igloo in
her yard ever since duy before
Then it wus that Sam Finley.
brother of the Borger man who
operates a feed store lure, de-
cided he'd sho«r his lit l« niece
how the Eskimos live.
In two and a half ho<
gathered snow from the yu
pmked it down to form a
round roof house and a
for a door—Just like the geo-
graphy book pictures. Atop it
all an American flag flutters
The house I a good six feet
ln diameter anil tho tunnel is
about six feet long. WallB are
eight Inches thick so that the
lee hut probably will be the last
vestige of snow around here to
melt away. The room inside is
probably high enough for Carolyn
to stand up in. though she has
to crawl through the low tun-
Inside Flnley set blocks of
nnow, and Carolyn marked them
to leprcaent vanity, table, and
chair. She added other tiny fur-
nishings, Including « toy t«le>
one and —, of all thing - a
With shy "yesoa"
firmed that she 11
und that alte and
had a lot of fun
wouldn't like to be
and live In such
the time because
might get too cold
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