Borger Daily Herald (Borger, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 172, Ed. 1 Tuesday, June 11, 1940 Page: 1 of 6
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Slate Senate Raee
The Borger Dally Herald today
in authorixed to announced the
randldcacy of Grady Iiuxelwond,
Dnurlllo attorney, for the Stutc
Sfiiuin from ihiH district.
Haxel wood's stutement follow*:
Statement of Grul) Hutclwowl
"The followiUK 1 a condensed
latHtn*«(tl of my platform an given
aver radio station KGNC, iuime-
ihutely after my decision lu run
|or i lie Senate:
'I am !! yearn old and nror«
|l<<d; moat of my life han linen
farm near Sllvcrton and Can-
fon, TexuH I graduated from
/ext Texus State College and tlu<
jfniversity of Texas Law School.
came to Amurillo an usnlstunt
District Attorney and waa later el-
Cted District Attorney without oi>-
>k!iton. After two terms, I rc-^
¡Ired voluntarily. I have practicad
iw and have also been operating
farm near Hereford. My wife
night school In Children* and
rulfa and \ think I am a repre-
sentative Panhandle cttlsen.
'No person 'urged' me to run
lor thin office, and I will not he
'ham-strung' with political obli-
gation* If elected. Texas must pay
her honest debt which will call
for large appropriation* to he
raised by taxation. Special Inter-
ina may not want to pay their
part. Your Senator must not he
obligated to them, The people who
knew mu aa District Attorney
know I will be obligated to no
person. World history la being
made overnight «nd w« need uble
and aggressive legislators.
.1 AUK AHH1HTANCK
He' governor of Tftxas told
the legislature to pay a debt due
the aged people, and that if they
did not like Ills bill then to try
another The legislature should
have tried another. I will cooper-
ate with the governor of Texas In
seeing that Texas pays this debt.
There Is no use atalllng around
until these good old people are
dead and gone. Nothing hut food
i.nd clothing will comfort hunger
pains und cold bodies. We use
public funds to feed cattle In
drouth-stricken areas. We spend
billions for Implements of mur-
der und destruction. Lot's pay our
debt to those worthy old people.
It Is also my Intention to AMKND
THIS PRNSION LAW so that the
pennies received for mow'na
lawns, hauling dirt, or as a mo-
ther's or father's day gift will
not be taken from their pensions.
Needy aged persons who own
non-revenue bearing homesteads
are often refused assistance. This
Is also true where their children
are employed, regardless of the
obligations they owe their own
inmilles. I Intend to put a stop
to this abominable 'spy* system
that sends out snoopers to find out
If mother or father received 50
cents íor keeping someone's yard,
or If son or daughter Is making
$u..00 per week Instead of $12.
These people are not criminals!
What has become of the Clolden
Rule! What 1 have said also ap-
plies to providing revenue for the
FUND AND AID TO THE BLIND.
FOIR-YKAR TERM FOR
AI<L PUBLIC OFFICIALS
"Í favor a four-year term for
nil state, district, county and pre-
cinct officers. Our public officials
have their own family obligations
to meet, and It Is wrong Tor them
to hatre to spend one-fourth of
their salaries running for office.
The preseni situation causes pub-
tic officers continued financial
embarrassment and retards gover-
"I favor more farm-to-market
roads, and until this Senatorial
District has Its Just share of good
lateral roada, I oppose uny diver-
sion or the gasoline tax for other
purposes. I am farming myseir,
and I know that the GASOLINE
TAX must be REFUNDED to the
farmers the same as It has been
In the past. This tax refund is
constantly attacked II every ses-
sion o' the legislature, and the
farmers must not be deprived of
it. I believe the state should lend
the federal government whole-
hearted cooperation In the splen-
did effort being made toward soil
CHOSEN AS NEW
Records Trucked To
HY WILLIAM .1. HI'MPHKKYS
TOI'KN, June 11 —(/Pi— This
White City on tlte banks of the
Jioirc KMlny became the emer-
gency capital of France.
Tours, tvliose gravest peace-
time concent was plucatiug fussy
InuHutu with good food and wine,
thus was turned overnight Into
the nerve center of government
and diplomacy at an historic hour
Every resource of the ancient
city wus requisitioned in house
ministries, emliassl<C, legations
and their staffs.
Old buildings were occupied by
various French government de-
Records Trucked In
Carpenter* repaired rotting
floorB and erected office parti-
Along with the neemlngly nev-
er,'ending stream of refugees
pouring into the city from the
north rrom the direction of
Perls about 150 miles away -
rumbled trucks heavily loaded
with boxes of government re-
In the same exodus are the
luxurious embassy and legation
limousines, first arrivals among
them were lu a caravan bringing
among others, the Papal Nuncio,
the ambassadors of Belgium. Ar-
gentina and Spain and the minis-
ters or Uruguay, Venexuelu and
They said they had been bomb-
ed en route by Herman planes
hut had suffered no casualties.
Tension was evident as large
numbers of police Insistently
waved on the slow moving retu-
gee motorcades through the city.
Stretching far back over the
rolling Loire valley, the line con-
tained countless children. Peer-
ing out of every crowded auto-
mobile were the expressionless,
uncomprehending little faces,
Drying laundry, evidently
washed at roadside streams, flut-
tered from many automobiles.
One imllreiniin shrugged his
(Continued on FAME FIVE)
Planes Bomb Malta;
Await Italy's Push
Italy Marshals All
Forces As Troops
LONDON, June 11 (AI )
— The war office today an-
nounced enemy aircraft had
raided Malta, Britain' naval
base in the Mediterranean.
Malta, by airplane Is Cio miles
from Rome, but u mere hop from
Hlclly where Italy has both nuvul
and air bast's.
From the grout French naval
base at Biserta, Tunisia. It is 1 20
mile . It is one of the most im-
portant points on Britain's life-
line through the Mediterrunuun
und Sue* Canal.
Enemy Plane Destroyed
The communique said that
"at 4:50 a. m. today a raid by
about ten hostile aircraft out on
Malta. A further raid followed
during the morning.
"Casualties were slight. Little
da muge was done. One enemy
airplane was destroyed."
By Tfie Associated Fretw
HOME. Jli e II Italy mar-
shalled all her Imperial resourc-
es for war today as authoritative
sources suld Fascist troops, naval
and air force "undoubtedly are
engaging" the Allies,
New taxes in BOtne cases In-
creases of 10(1 per cent were
levied by the cabinet in a one-
hour session devoted to wur leg
Bents, prices and salaries were
fixed to suppress speculation, as-
sure stability and guarantee the
army's purchasing power.
Punishments tor crime were
hnrshened Including death
ror all offenses formerly punish-
able by lire Imprisonment.
Supervision or sequestration of
Indimtrial and commercial es-
tablishments within Italian ter-
ritory operated or Inrgely con-
trolled by enemy Interests was
provided by the Royal decree Is-
sued by the cabinet after Its ses-
sion at 10 a. m. (.1 a. m.. CST.)
with Premier Mussolini.
A spokesman denied reports
Italian troops had Invaded
France last night hut said he
lacked In formation whether
French territory had lioen enter-
ed since midnight.
115. Liner Stopped
By Sub, Keeps On
WASHINGTON, .lone II —(/Pi
— The state depart meiit an-
nounced today that the t'nlted
States liner Washington with I,-
IKM passengers «•orutite from E i-
rope was stopped eúrly tilia mor i-
lag by an unidentified sidiuiartl ie
which first ordered abandónale it
of the ship hut later allowed It
The liner was on Its way from
Lisbon to Gal way Ireland, to
pick up additional Americans.
It was stopped at 6 a. m, G. M.
T. by the submarine at I -j de-
grees 50 mínales west 4¡} degrees
1 'J ni i n it les north.
liips Over World
CAPETOWN, South Atria#.
June 11 (/P)- The .",827-toíi
Italian steamer Sistlaua has beqii
selked In Table Bay by British
South Atrlcuu authorities, Reu-
ters, British News Agency, re-
Two other Italian ships were
reported beached by their crews
a tiro iir staking.
The sea me r Gernsulemtno. 8,-
068 tons was run aground after
Its crew sighted an armed mer-
chant cruiser near Cape Oro.
The 7,540-1011 steamer TImavo
was benched after being sighted
by a South African alrfoyce plane
at Cape Vidal.
Funds By Dance
To raise funds ror their base-
bail team, the Sons or the Le-
gion Friday night will sponsor a
dance In the American Legion
Especially are members ot the
younger set Invited to attend the
hop, with nlckelodtan music sche-
duled to start at 8:30 o'clock.
Emission will be 86 cents per
Race For Treasurer
Frod Throckmorton, a pioneer
Rorger citlien. loday authorised
the Herald to announce his candi-
dacy ror the orrice or Hutchinson
county treasurer, subject to the
action of the Democratic primary
July 27. ¡|t
In regard to his candidacy
Throckmorton mane this state-
"1 was born In McKlnney, Tex.,
and have lived In Hutchinson
county ror the past 14 years,
the exception of one
pa, where I was In
office and machino
"I have been a lifelong Demo-
crat and never berore have sought
"If elected I primlse to con-
duct the orrice In an honest, eL
rtelent, courteous and business-
"I'm planning lo make an active
campaign throughout tho county
and to >ieo everyone possible.
Those I happen to miss I shall
do so only through unintentional
oversight and because ot the
pi ess ot lime In getting over the
"I have had a great deal or
(OoMlnnetl m PAfiK FIVK)
ON ALP FRONT,
Poilus Check Nazis
In Move Beyond
By The Associated Press
I'ABIS, Julie II—The French
lligb I'ouiuuiud rc|Miiicd calm ou
the I'Yciichdttdluii rrontior today,
more than ten hours ur.er Imlj's
formal midnight entry into the
Kuropcitn war on tiennany's side.
Shortly bt'fore 10:30 a. in.
CI .'lu a. in. CST) the lligb Com-
uwind in its ri'guiur morning cpro-
iiattiique said that French (roops
on the Alpine front were "in po-
sition" bat thut they bad not yet
been tit tanked.
The French artny. staging u
cb'spt rate battle against a power-
ful Oertpun right wing attempt-
ing to strike a scythe blow at Pa-
il from the west, checked J<a i
attempt to advance beyond the
Heine river, the High Command
Held Along Seine
I«asi night it reported that the
éM««r.n . Oorinuu had crossed the Seine at
í>hr or sink luí' H.everat pointy but today's an
ALQEOIRA8. Spain. June 11
(/P) Three Itallun merchantmen
have been captured by the Bri-
tish at Gibraltar and lu Spanish
The Llhuno. 200 tons, was
seised In Gibraltar waters and 17
Italians made prisoner while sev-
en others jumped overboard and
swam to the Spanish shore.
- The Pago, JMKIO tuns, also was
captured at Gibraltar, but her
crew of 25 was able lo reach
The Ollera, 2,900-tons, was an-
chored near Gibraltar Her crew
tried to rire the ship, but It was
seised by two British trawlers and
taken to Gibraltar.
The Italian ship Pollonas,
which was at Gibraltar, took re-
rugc in the Spanish port, hut
carrying British guards who had
been posted on the ship before
Italy's entry Into the war.
The Italian merchantmen LuV-
oro, 4,000 tone, was anchored iu
(Continued on PAGK FIVK)
lionncennii.t indicated the Inva
dor* bad been unable to push fur-
ther In this hold attempt to swing
around the eapltul and take It
from lite iv.ir.
As the duy dawned Paris was
covered by a strange, acrid smoke
that obscured the sun and hung
(Continued on PAGIC FIVK)
PARIS, June 11—General Máxime Weygand's
declared tonight in dispatches from the front to be
invading Germans on the French leff (west) flank,
deepest Nazi thrust had carried armored columns across the
By The Associated Press
Hitler's armies stormed at the gates of Paris tonight,
reported, reaching at one point the Marne river -historic
field where French Poilus stopped the Kaiser's rush in 1914.
Simultaneously, the British war office announced that
aircraft raided Malta, Britain's vital naval base in the Mediterran-
ean near Italy.
The Barlin report of Nazi armies smashing through the French Weygand
to the Marne did not say what point they had reached.
It was indicated, however, that the thrust knifed down from the
Rethel sector, in the center of the French defense lines extending from the
line to the English C i&<*nel.
If so, it was possible that the German onslaught engulfed CMr |
and penetrated to or beyond the old battlefield of Chateau Thierry wl
Pershing's American Expeditionary force repulsed the Imperial German army in the
World War. * ' — — *—
Sources In Berlin uiso claimed
(he "deaiructlon" of two French
armies lu the great buttle for Pa-
ris, now apparently fast nesting
a clitnux, and said that mechaniz-
ed German columns were speed-
ing southward to slice France lu
Willi the Wei
cd itazod by smoke from fires set
by 'German Incendiary bombs, the
military governor asked all young
immobilized Frenchmen uged 17
and up to leave Paris.
Presumably the French were
I'-aiful Its youth might lull into
German hands and set to work in
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Typists And Stenographers
Invited To Demonstration
Featuring Check Writing
All typists and stenographers
of Borger and Vicinity ure invit-
ed to attend L. v'. Longhway's
lecture and demonstration on
check writing rrom 7:.'lu to 8 p.
m. Thursday at the Gfriue Sup-
ply House. Borger Daily Herald.
Among the interesting featur-
es to be presented at the de-
monstration will be a lesson in
how to type checks safely
A general invitation Is exi*tid-
ed to all office workers and busi-
ness people. There is no churge
Tellers and other workers In
the Panhandle State Bank bete
will attend the show.
Ford Ready For Signal
To Make Planes; However
For U. S. Defense Only
By DAVID .1, WILKID
Associated Pre* Auto K«lltor
DETROIT, June 11- Mass pro-
duct ion or high-speed pursuit
plane* ror the United Stales army
—at least 1,000 a day within six
months—not ouly will be ii sim-
ple task. Henry Ford said today,
but they can he rolled orr the
cssembly lines without Interrup-
pt ion lo normal output or uuto-
The 76-year-old Ford made this
assertion In an Interview after
he and his engineers had thor-
oughly Inspected yesterday the
type or plane the United Stales
War Department belteves would
I" "most needed In an emergen
cy." Ii was a curtís p-10, «Ingle
eugined machine with a top xpVed
of 367 miles an hour.
"tint remember," said Ford,
who luis held a life-long haired
of war, "they are lo hi for ilef.
ease oltlyt that's the bnrpiln all
the wsj through."
Ford, diseasing that he -h d
been working on a new slritlune
motor ror some time, indicated
he wus ready to get under wny as
(Continued on PAGK TWO)
To Head Masons
Borger chapter No. <37, Royal
Arch Masons, and Borger council
No. 364. Royal and Select Mau-
lers, last night elected officers
lor the ensuing term, with R K.
King named high pilest of the
chupter and .1. W. Blchmond,
thrice Illustrious muster of the
Other chapter orricers elected
Were: R. P. Watt , excellent king.
J. T. Bobo, excellent scribe. J.
(Continued on 1'AGK TWO)
" 50 Millions For
labor battullons. Again. It wub
i.uothei signal ot the perilous po-
sition or tile French capital.
Nay.in estimated the two French
'artillen comprised between 400,
000 and 000,000 men.
Seizure ot 14 Italian ships In
the curly hours or the new side
ot the war precipitated by Italy
^'SXeport- wan announced In the House #
Commons in London today by
Deputy Leader Clement II. Atlee,
substituting for Prime Minister
"Stabbed Til Back"
Ten other Italian ships, ho,said,
are in British ports.
"France is now stubbed in the
back by the descendants or men
whom France ha„ freed," Atlee
Atlee said confident ly that
President Itoosevelt'M pledge of
material aid from the United
Slaten insured an Allied victory
in lite war ugaiiisl Germany.
The French High Command re-
ported that (¡''ti. Máxime WYy-
gand's French armies had stem-
med a temiientuouB Nazi "scythe"
uttack aimed at seising the French
cupltul from the rear, while Italy
htlll masked her plan of uttack
an a full military partner of Ger-
Berlin has estimated that !,-
600,00 French poilus are Intren-
ched on France's southern tront - -
along the lowlylug maritime Alpe
— awaiting Italy's expected on-
slaught Into the French Blvlera.
At dawn, the beleaguered
French capital presented vi weird.
Danti siiue appearance as acrid
smoke from fire, hc; by German
Incendiary bombs darkened the
city like a pall.
Much or the population or 3,-
000,000, including all but a shell
of the government, bail fled. Civ-
ilians moved nouthwurd in
streams. The city's broad boule- i
Mr. and Mrs D. H. Priest, ui>-
oii the arrival or a hoc born
at |fl:r.J hint night in North
WASHINGTON. June 11 —Í/P)
—Reporting its telegraph wires
"swamped with meusageH approv-
ing President Roosevelt' speech
or last night, the White House
announced today he would reen-
force bis declaration of material
support ror the Allies with an im.
mediate request to congres for
160,000,000 for refugee relief.
Mr. Roosevelt made the de-
claration or support in an ad-
dress at Charlottesville, Va., and
as a parallel course lo that of Al-
lied support, the President told
his audience at the University
and milllcnH both here and
abroad who listened by radio that
"we will harness and speed up"
the line of the nation's resources
to provide equipment and train-
ing "equal to the tunk of any
emergency mid every defense."
Today the house appropria-
tions committee recommended an
additional $ 1.706.063,110* for na-
tional defense to prepare the
country ror what the army chief
or staff had described to the com-
mittee us "all manner of possibi-
lities In the western hemis-
LONDON. June II - </P)
President Roosevelt's assurances
of material aid from the United
Stiitc.i Insured an Allied victory
in the war against Germany .Cle-
ment H. Alt lee (old the house or
eommnuH ill a wur report today.
(Continued on PAGK FIVK)
The V F. W Drum and Bugle
Corps urgently Is requosted to
turn out for rehearsal Wednes-
day night at the hall.
The Corps will go to Pampa
Friday ami Saturday It the group
intends the reheamG well.
vards were almost deserted.
German tanks in bold
virons ot Paris.
raids were reported to have sliced
through French lines to the en-
Drilling: operations of tb« j.
M. Hitber Corp., today were sus-
pended in respect, to its vlee-pres-
ideni und general manager, H.
W. Price, who died unexpectedly
here Sunday afternoon.
The main orrice also closed Its
doors and carbon Wack planta
operated with skeleton crews.
A host or rrlends of one of
Borger's outstanding benefactors
wus expected to fill the Baptist
Church at :t p. in. today for tha
Staffs or mauy oil well supply
firms and other concerns plann-
ed to alt and the rites in a body.,
Lodged In Brain
CHICAGO, June 11 —
Even n bullet in her brain
couldn't prevent tfllrteen-year-
old Catherine Dressel trom gra-
duating with her grade school
Catherine was hit by a stray
bullet as she sat in her home 14
months ago. Doctors round that
it would be too dangerous to re-
move tho pellet.
West Texas: Fair tonight snd
Wednesday: little change in tem-
Stahl Resigns From
C. oí C. Presidency
C. R. "Jake" Stahl, general
manager of the Panhandle Power
& Light t'ompauy. has resigned
as president of the HorgerCham-
ber of Commerce, an office to
which dlrcctoiH elected him last
In a letter to the preseni pres-
ident of the chamber. Hob Llnd-
sey. Stahl yesterday wrote that
because the condition of hi*
health permitted only limited ac-
tivities each day lie regret Diliy
felt obligated to decline the po-
sition as president.
President Lindsey today said.
"Wo regret exceedingly that
Mr. Stahl thinks It best that he
decline the office but the direc
tors understand. I think, his pu i
Hon in resigning.
"The directors aetee.ted Mr.
Stahl to head the Chamber or
Commerce tor the ne*t year In
recognition of his tine executive
ability, which we knew
stand the Organisation in
stead. We are indeed, sorry that
he cannot serve."
Lindsey Bald that he would an-
nounce soon, perhaps tomorrow,
a meeting ot the naw directora to
accept Stahl's resignation and to
select a successor. ■' -
Stahl's letter to Lindsay fol-
lows: V, ■(.*' : '5
Mr R R. Lindsey, President
Borger Chamber ot Commerce
I am very apprecli
Board of the Chamber
me the office of
organisation. U is
can to I
for me I
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