Borger Daily Herald (Borger, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 18, Ed. 1 Friday, December 13, 1940 Page: 1 of 8
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BUY XMAS SEALS
VOL. 15—NO. 18
I West Texas: Cloudy with
| night and Saturday; colder
BORGER, TEXAS, FRIDAY, 1)E( EMHEK 13, 1940
(EIGHT J'AGES TODAY)
, Snow Predict#
A half-inch of snow covered
this morning. and below
freezing temperatures shoved win-
ter clothing into the limelight ns
popular apparel for Borgans today
as Old man winter ushered In his
opening preview of weather to
come when his season officially
• pens Dec. 21.
Most of tthe Panhandle reported
light snows had fallen. Perry ton
reported Its high school basketball
tournament had been called off
because of weather conditions and
«now was coming down heavier
as the day advanced
Here In Borger, the mercury
dropped to 16 degrees this morn-
ing at 8 o'clock and hadn't budged
one way or another by 10:15 a.
The sharp drop in temperature
started last night about 9 o'clock
after having remained fairly con-
stant all day yesterday, hovering
around the 34 degree murker How-
ever, at 3 p. m. yesterday the mer-
cury started a slow descent which
continued until the plunge at (1
p, m. last night.
Weather reports indicate more
of the aime to come.
By Th« Associated Press
Wet, chilling weather rode
through Oklahoma and Texas to-
day, forerunner of a genuine cold
wave with all the rain, sleet and
snow trimmings predicted for
Official forecasts said rain would
turn to sleet and snow in the west
and north portions of Texas to-
night By tomorrow, a hard freeze
will blanket upper Texas ard parts
Only the deep Rio Grande val-
ley, citrus center, was promised
escapo from the wintry weather.
Livestock warnings were issued
for west and north Texas.
A sudden temperature drop
I rem 34 to 16 degrees was repor-
ted at Borger. where snow cov-
ered the ground and continued
Downstate, at Port Arthur neBr
the Gulf, a four and one-quar-
ter inch rain flooCed every city
street, covered highways and stall-
ed hundreds of automobiles. It
was still raining today.
Murky weather was the general
rule for north Texas, with tem-
peratures slowly declining.
One person died in Texas as
the result of raging flood waters.
Mrs. Emma Wolcott, 37, drowned
yesterday when her automobile
was swept downstream in Spring
Creek in the hill country area.
Mrs. Wolcott formerly was a
resident of Big Spring. She had
moved to Center Point a short
time ago from Colorado Springs,
A heavy mist followed by sub-
freezing weather left ice coated
streets at Plainview but no damage
to power litvss had yet been repor-
ted. The temperature was drop-
ping at Midland after a three-
fourths inch rain.
Here Places fewer
Men Than In 1939
jinx Day Works in Reverse
Roosevelt Elected With
Plurality Of 4,914,713
Business conditions in Borger
during the first 11 months of 194(1
have been better than the same
period in 1939, if the number of
people who have applied for help
in finding jobs with the lo^r.l
branch of tin- Texas State Em-
ployment Service can be taken as
There are two views that can
be taken on this matter. Either
there are fewer available Jolis and
as a result Tower people have been
placed this year; or there have
been more jobs available and few-
er people have had to apply for
help In finding work.
It seems reasonable to assume
that the latter hypothesis is cor-
red — based on "1940 better busi-' j WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 —>.P>—
ness" claims that most Borger con- The American electorate cast a
t fins have made, and also the pre- new record vote of 49,808.024 last
dictions that government officials Nov. 5 and cho.se Franklin D.
have marie for business in 1940. Roosevelt as the nation's first third
generally, over the entire country, term president by a plurality of
A monthly average of nearly 207 4,914,713.
people have been placed in jobs final returns as compiled by the
by the local office of the Texas j Associated Press — official in 40
State Employment Service from states and unofficial in Nebraska
Jan. 1 through Nov. 30 this year it and Rhode island -- show the
was announced today. popular vote to have been divided
The exact total number for this this way.
11 month period was 2,274, of
which 2,lf!5 were placed in pri-
vate industries and 89 on public
jobs. Approximately one-third of
those placed in jobs found regular
(Continued on PAGE TWO)
PRICE FIVE CENTS
J * m wmgMmmMmam
Ken Overlin had no fear of Friday the 13th as he end&t uujuu*& ior
defense of New York version of world middleweight championship
on .hat night against Mike Bellotee at Madison Square Garden.
British Fleet Pouts
Tons Of Shells Into
Italians In Africa
BY LARRY ALLEN
ABOARD A British Destroyer
off Egypt, Dec. 13 British
warships swinging into action to
help the army's big push against
the Italians in the western desert,
have hurled tons of high explosiv-
es into Marshal Gradient's advance
bases, forcing thousands of sold-
iers to floe in disorder toward the
Six to 15-inch shell? pouring in-
to the Fascist ranks shattered at-
tempts to reinforce advanced
troops. The Italians steadily fell
back under land, sea and air at-
tacks and the retreat appeared to
be fast developing into complete
The destroyer on which this is
being written and other units of
the British navy swept over mine
fields to within a half mite of the
hastily prepared shore batteries
and threw heavy fire at the Ita-
&(/y CWK/SFMAS SBAtS
Want This War
ABOARD A British Destiwer
off Egypt. Dc=. 13 --.71')— A cap-
tured Italian officer, amazed at
the fury of the British bl't/.krieg
in Egypt, snio today that "maybe
this war will end soon now."
Philosophical in defeat, the offi-
"None of us cared much about
fighting this war.
"We've had little news from
home," he went on, "and I'm sur-
prised — I can hardly believe the
Greek victories in Albafiia or that
the British are now beyond Sidi
"This all happened so suddenly
we did not know what to think
The British gave us a big shock,
attacking from the rear. Well,
what we want right now Is to net
some place where we can write
letters to our families."
Iron And Mercury
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Demo-
Wendell L. Willkie, Republi-
Norman Thomas, Socialist
Roger W. Babson. prohibition
Earl R. Browder, Communist
John W. Aiken. Socialist-La-
Nebraska nnd Rhode Island hop-
ed to complete their official can-
vass before Monday, when the
presidential electors meet in the
4H states for the formality of cast-
ing their electoral votes, which
were divided 440 for Roosevelt and
82 for Willkie. Nebraska's unoffi-
cial total was cemplete except for
The president's total popular
vote, including 117,-117 /..neriean
Laboi Par.v votes In New York
State, was 309,658 less than the
previous hijih of 27,751.597 which
the chief executive himself estab-
lished four years ago with the aid
of 274,924 American Labor votes.
His 1932 total was 22.821,857.
Willkic's popular vote was the
Enlist On Dec. 18
An officer will be at the Am-
ar!'., recrultipa office next Wed-
nesday, Dec. ia, to make enlist
Man And Woman
Found Dead In
Young Moriier Dies As
She Takes Presents To
Her Two Children
BROWNWOOD. Tex.. Dec. 13
—f/Pf—Morgan Tinar of Brown-
wood said today that the couple
found dead in a tourist camp at
Fort Worth yesterday had ben
marriad by n Justice of the
Peace there the preceding day.
Tinar t->ld Brownwood police
he accompanied the couple to
Fort Worth Wednesday night
and helped locate a Justice of
the Peace and arrange the wed-
From Bad to Good
FORT WORTH, Tex., Dec. 13—
(/P)— A verdict in the deaths of a
man and woman whose bodies
were found late yesterday in a
tourist camp cabin near here was
withheld today by Peace Justice
Hurley pending outcome of blood
tests being made by city gas sup-
ervisor Mortimer Jones.
The man was identified today i
| by two brothers as Burnie Wan
menu in the regular Army Res- oreck 20 „ Runnels colinty farm_
en n, \t .m,tr ' í v ' er wh<) with his parents near'
geant, announced today. ! Tox
K.v -soldier}* eligible for this en- ,r, ' ' . . ,
liftmen are urged to report on J1"* woman previously had l-en
that date and bring their discharge ,'is, i'SM « n"e, '
All ex-soldiers who have com-
pleted at least one year in the reg-
ular ".rrny and who have not pass-
' od their 36th birthday are eligible,
Members oí the regular Army
Reserve are not subject to call un-
der the Selective Service Act.
25, of Carlsbad, N. M„ who was
enroute to Roanoke to spend
Christmas with her two children
and their father. David William
Brown. It was Brown who made
The body of Mrs. Beyer re-
mained at funeral home pending
arrival here later In the day from
Howell, N. M., of a sister. Mrs.
Carbon monoxide gas from a
stove in the cabin was advanced
as a possible cause of the deaths.
After inspecting the stove. Jones
told Hurley that there was suffi-
cient carbon monoxide gas from
the stove to "kill a lot of people.
Rome Discredits Talk
Of Any Greek Armistice
LONDON, Dec, 13— AP)—British forces in
Egypt's western desert were reported tonight by Reu-
ters, British news agency, in a Cairo dispatch to hovo
captured the entire stock of fuel and food which the
Italians hod for the invasion of Egypt.
Dr. Stephens said he hoped 149
other Morgans would contribute a
like amount since "this is the big-
gest civic development the city
j has ever planned."
The goal at present is for 150
: civic-minded citizen;; of Borger to
donate Si 00 apiece — thereby
: filling the first quota of S15.000
needed to begin action on the park.
, . , ,Section I of the proposed park
largest ever given a repubbean ^ ostimaU,t|
TITVZTV"' IT; ' m" Walter David, chairman
eluded 22,428 Independent demo-
crat votes in Georgia and 2,403
Jeffersonlan democrat votes in i
South Carolina. The previous re- j
cord republican vote was 21,392,-
190 lor Herbert Hoover over Al-'|
fred R. Smith in 1928.
Only 239.459 votes were cast this
year lor minor party candidates.
Dr. Stephens Is
First Park Donor
Dr. M. M. Stephens became the ]n Mrs, Beyer's effects were
first contributor to the city park Christmas presents for the chll-
fund yesterday by giving a cheek dren, candy, two airguns, and two
to the city government for SU>0. J smalt stockings packed with
police, four yer.rs ago Gordon
Price was a "tough customer"
in that city's underworld.
Then in 1936 he reformed and
today he is a Baptist minister.
Hoi pictured above, kneeling,
for the "laying on of hands"
in which he was or-
candy and presents to be hung up
MEXICO CITY, Dec. 13—WP>— since 1924, when they polled 121,-
Dispatches from the Pacific port 587, not counting the vote east Tor
of Manzanillo today reported that the Lafollétte third partv ticket,
the Japanese vessel Hciyo Maru There was no so called "third
had ioacled 70,703 pounds of Mex- purty" jn the field this year.
lean mercury consigned to Dairen
and Yokohama just before sailing
yesterday from Los Angeles.
The ship, one of those In the ser-
vice Tokyo maintains between Ja-
pan and Latin American ports, also
loaded 06,000 pounds of Iron in-
gots for Dairen.
Both metals are classified as war
Japan has been importing them
steadily from Mexico.
.i, i i .Hi -1 .
building committee, announced
j yesterday. Of this, the city w'U
have to raise between fifteen and
seventeen thousand dollars.
The original park board was ap-
pointed by the city commission
Oct. 17, 1938, with I r. Stephens
as chairman. Other members in-
Thi« ZK"ihZ ZJ'Zr. eluded J. C, Phillips, II. H. Beav-
This was their smallest showing . .. . '
VICHY CHANGE GOVERNORS
VICHY, France, Dec. 13 —(JO
— New governors fór Martinique,
Guadalupe, Madagascar, Cochin
China. Nigger and other French
colonics were named today in a
sweeping decree issued by the
minister of colonies. Numerous
residents-superior were retired.
ers and Fritz Thompson.
Dr. Stephens in turn appointed
t steering committee of Walter
Davir , Fritz Thompson and C. R.
Stahl. David was given the chair-
Tentative date for the "Good
Cheer" dinner Was set for Dec.
27 by the chamber of commerce
committee yesterday in a special
To Impress People
II Duce Still Rules
ROME, Dec. 13—(Ji11)—Italian de-
featists and hoarders si ion may
face rough handling by members
of Fascism's strong-armed squads
which were active in the early
days of the party in convincing
doubters, it was indicated today.
II Remige Fascista, edited by
out-spoken Robert Farinacci, for-
mer secretary of the party, said
that Adelchi Serene, the present
secretary, recently imparted ord-
ers to squadrlci leaders to "react
against all those who are forgetting
that Italy is at war and have a
Furinacci's newspaper said that
hoarders should be shot: II Popolo
Dl Roma said previously that al-
armists and pessimists should be
Red Cross "Toy
Party Is Planned
Guy Walling, manager of the lo-
cal skating rink, is turning over
his estabhshm3ht to the Hutchin-
son county chapter of the Red
Cross tomorrow in order to pro-
vide n hapi.i,v Christmas for the
county's Underprivileged children.
A skating party will be held for |
By The Associated Press
With new thousands of Italian prisoners
into their hands, Britain's desert armies were
today tentatively considering a counter-
in to Italian Libya as they battled the retreating
Italians in a stinging sandstorm.
British sources said there was a good chance
that the 5-day-old blitzkrieg drive launched by
Lieut.-Gen. Sir Henry Maitland Wilson would no* stop
at the Egyptian-Libyan border "while the Fascista
ore on the run."
Meanwhile, authoritative quar-
ters in Rome discredited any pos-
sibility of an Italian armistice with
Greece, asserting that Italy would
defend her lines in bo«,h Albania
end Libya all winter, come what
may — and carry out Premier
Mussolini's threat to "break
Greece's back, whether in two
months or 12."
A British communique said the
20,000 Italian prisoners already an-
nounced had now been increased
by "several thousands," in the 3-
day-old battle along the Mediter-
ranean sea coast. Two more gen-
erals were reported taken, raising
the total to five. 7^
London's big steel center of, Shef-
field, 14,0 miles north of London,
in a "great" bombing assault over-
night, while on the diplomatic
front, speculation arose that the
Duke of Windsor «night become
the new British ambassador to the
"In the western Egyptian des-
ert. remnants of the beaten Italian
ABOARD A BRITISH DES-
TROYER OFF EGYPT. Dec. 13
—(VP)—With British sea. land
and air forces combining in an
attempt to blast the Italian ex-
peditionary force off Egyptian
soil, British sources declared to-
day that the offensive might be
turned into a counter-invasion
of Italian Libya.
The British began their attack
at dawn and pumped shells for
more than an hour into the Fascist
position as the blazing sun climbed
above the horizon.
Italian motor- transports were
blasted to pieces, troop columns
were obliterated. Huge pieces of
the macadamized road Graziani
had just completed were sent hur-
ling into the desert sky, t. .,
This destroyer shivered and ( u™.v « fltmued their withdrawal,
Shook as it flung high explosives at.''T 1 fol!,l,'we<! "P wv ndva -
the Italian columns, starting fires 1 ^l*. a British communique
here and there. I t ' i- . j l. j j *
Then the destroyer swept east-! ®orl,n «W** hundreds of
ward along the coast to Salum, at 'T",W«kP f'n 7^' l"tfce
attack on Shefiiold, famed cutlery
manufacturing city of 500.000.
Returning Nazi pilots said the
assault, carried out In bright moon-
the Egyptian-Libyan border and
started all over again. Here it was
the same story.
Italian batteries both at Sidi
everyone wishing to attend, and barraní and Salum answered the 'to^vn sm-Hhina^'assuidt'^m'c'fr
,i , tiritivh shninw >>..t «i. .a,uu l,,wn ni.isnmg assault on Co-
thc price of admission will be a
new toy. Toys" "collected at the
party will be included in the
Christmas packages to be distri-
buted by the Red Cross.
Mrs. Frpnk Crowly will be in
charge oí the benefit party and an
invitation to all parents and their
children is hereby extended.
Tomorrow also marks the final
British shelirire, but the closest
Fascist projectile:: fell 20 yards
away, sending a heavy spray over
the sides of the ship.
While this destroyer shelled Sa-
lum. advance units of the British
army sm.'"-hed through Italian for-
tifications beyond Sidi Barraní,
inking prisoners by the thousands.
The rest of Graziani'si legions were
day in which repairable toys can forced into a headlong dash to-
be accepted at Red Cross head- ward the Libyan frontier.
quarters for distribution to the Simultaneously, RAF bombers
needy at Christmas. All next week ,í)OStd «'¡n «oes of bombs which fell
will lie given over to the repairing !!rrumg the retreating troops, nr-
ventry several weeks ago.
"Reports areas yet incomplete
but do not suggest heavy casual-
ties," a British communique said.
Premier Mussolini's High Com-
mand still silent en the fall of
Sidi Barran! and the reported cap-
tore of thousands of Italian pris-
oners ~ declared:
"The battle Hn Egypt^ continued
violently between our troops, who
(Continued on PAGE TWO)
of,th«* toys, chapter officials said.
Dr. Brooks Elected
Vice President Of
Adobe Walls Council
tanks, and motor
Alf Landon And Senator Pepper
Would Charge Help For Britain
To Cost Of Our National Defensa
WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 _(AP)~ Alf M. Landon
and Senator Pepper (D-F!a) agreed today that the United
States should tfive Great Britain outright help in supplies,
equipment and finances rather than see hot* defeated.
The two men stated their positions In independent
statements. Landon, however, implied the gifts should not
be long delayed. Pepper advocated that Britain exhaust
her liquid assets and turn over key naval bases to this
Ten Per Cent Tax
Suggested For All
WASHINGTON, Dec. 13- (/TV-
Senator Taft (R-Ohio) suggested
today that the first step in heavier
taxes for defense should be to in-
crease the normal levy on person-
al incomes from 4 per cent to 10
Taft declared that personal in-
comes were "the most promising
source of revenue" and added that
a federal sales tax should not be
imposed until Increased taxes on
individuals had been tried,
country before any gratis help was considered,
Landon, republican presidential nominee in
took this stand yesterday on credits for Britain:
"No matter how the war turns out Great Britain will
never be able to pay us. If it's to the interest of America,
and I believe it is, to help the British, let's subsidize them
and charge it up to the cost of national defense."
FLAOS AT HALF MAST
WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 ~m~
The flags of the nation's capital
flew at half-mast In mourning for
Lord Lothian today as the British
Embassy waited on word from
London before making funeral ar-
rangements for the 5«-yeur-old
b icholor diplomat.
Vice Squads Busy
Flock To Camps
Deadline For Bids On
City Lots Is Tuesday
Br. VV. W. Brooks, Phillips, was Sealed bids will be received for
elected as vice-president of the ¡ the purchase of sixty-one city
Adobe Walls council for 1941 in lots up to 8 o'clock Tuesday night,
the annual election of officers held J, o C'oolbaugh, city clerk, an-
by the Adobe Walls council in trounced today.
Pampa last night. i The City of Borger acquired the
The annual banquet and inltla- lots b> purchase at a recent tax
hAtI «¡o «í new officers Will be held sole In Stinnett. All sales will be
DALLAS, Tex., Pec. 13 (/I) In Pampa, Jan. 10. according to nade subject to redemption, as is
A steady stream of prostitutes en c H. Berr ien, who urges all local „rovi<ted by lau, coulbau«h said
route from the north to Brown- Scouters to attend: ! Hids ' be ieeeived bv I O
wood and other military training J The officers elected: W .rd dly Utori!?'ofSreS ta the
spots in Texas Is moving through j " ul> attorney, of acts in the
Dallas, two city vice squad officers
told U. S. Commissioner John
vis at a hearlns for two alleged j
Mann Act violators. Wellington, vice-president; M. W.
Dick Gardner and Pete Sehell, Jones, Pampa, vice-president: Al-
the officers, said the two men and len Grundy, Memphis, vlce-presi-
two women before the commiss- dent; Zane Smith, Panhandle,
ioner yesterday were the fifth ea- scout commissioner; Roy McMillan,
ses involving women and the third ; Pampo, treasurer; Raymond liar-
involving men In the last ten days ' rah, Pampa, national representa -
here. X tlve.
The men pleaded innocent to aj Chairman'of the operating com
Five Killed, Two
Dying, Two Injured
In Auio Collision
BOURNE. Mass., Dec 13—f/p)—
Five men were killed, two were
believed dying and two others
were critically injured early today
in a head-on collision of two au-
tomobiles. Five of the men were
employes Jt nearby Camp Ed-
The dead were: Charles Faria,
■T2: and Joseph Lopez. 21, both
of East Wareham; Edward L. Mor-
| rison, 28; and Lyman summers
i 25. both of Falmouth, N. J„ and
| Gtendon Hopkins, 31, oi Brockton.
There apparently were no wit*
SE I n" w W tk'TSlte'S; i K"|W ¡ to ¡1,0 ato "hlcS
ugedj vice-president; E. K. Caperton,; y h °* town'
Legion Commander Deplores Lack
Of Effective Anti-Traitor Work
charge of violating the white slave mittees will be appointed by the
CHORAL CLUB TO
The Choral club of Borger High
School, under direction of B. R.
Cockrell, will be presented at the
Sunday evening services of the
First Christian church. The pro-
gram will be released In the Sun-
day Herald .
officers and scout executive Fred
Roberts at a later date,
CALLED TO NORMAN
Miss Edna Wilson, librarian in
Borger High School, has been
called to Norman, Okla., because of
the serious illness at her mother.
INDIANAPOLIS, Dee. 13 — t* ) rligation, Warner said
-Mllo J. Warner of Toledo, Ohio, he was "Interested in
American Legion national com- j as far as we are concerned'
mandar, deplores what he termed
"the backstairs, pantry type of
bickering that has «one on among
some of the servahta of the peo-
ple" in the federal government's
drive against subversive activities.
In a publk statement praising
both the Dies congressional com-
mitee on un-American activ die# j and v
and the Federal Bureau of Invei- i courts
will arise no national
to detract from their
the FBI's f
time ha arrived
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