Borger Daily Herald (Borger, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 134, Ed. 1 Monday, April 28, 1941 Page: 1 of 6
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V«|, 15—No. 134 NIA Service
THE CARBON BLACK CENTER OF THE WORLD
Borgtr, Texas, Monday, April 28, 1941 (Six Pages Today)
West Tixh: Mostly cloudy with iht«m
night «lid Tuetdey; «tightly viliMr In
Rodeo Cowgirl Charged With Murder Of Nationally Known Rancher And Rodeo Oficial
Hitler Looks For 'New Worlds' To Conquer
Aviotrix, Trick Rider
Soyt She Intended To
Teach English Flyers
HOUSTON, Tex. April 28
— (AP) — A dark-eyed,
handsome rodeo cowjfirl
Lucille Richard , wan charg-
ed today with murder in the
ahooting of a prominent cat-
tleman during an argument
Frank f. Dew, 48-year-
old nationally known ranch-
man and rodeo officfal, was
wounded fatally at the door
of his apartment and Mis
Richard wa arrested short-
ly after and held without
Mrs. Grace Collins, a divorcee,
was in the apartment at the time
of the shooting.
Miss Richards, 31 year-old avia-
trix and trick rider whose feats
had thrived rodeo audiences over
the United States, said the trouble
occurred a few hours before she
intended leaving for England to
become an instructor for the Royal
She Warned Him
The olive-complexioned cowgirl
said she telephoned Dew late yes-
terday after noon. In her statement
to Captain George Peyton of the
detective force, witnessed by
newspapetiMHtf -she • said he told
her he was working on a cattle
deal and asked her not to visit
Captain, who said Miss Richards
told him she had been friendly
with Dew for throe years, reported
she made u second call arid told
the cattleman "1 am coming over
The cowgirl's statement said
she frut a .26 automatic pistol in
her purse and drove to Dew's
"When I got there, rang the
bell, going to the kitchen door,
which generally was unlocked.
Prank had the night latch on. He
looked out to see what it was,
then came out fnto the hall, pull-
ing the door closed behind him,"
Peyton quoted her as saying.
"1 asked him what was the mat-
ter. He said he had not finished
the deal and was going to Galves-
ton. xxx We got into an argu-
ment. He kept trying to get me to
go back to my apartment.
"He said he would come over
later and talk to me. xxx! ask-
ed him if he had someone else in
there and he replied; 'That is
not any of your . . . business.'
"Then he shoved me with his
stomach and his hands, pushing
me against the stairway post. I told
him 'Frank, you are not going
to mistreat me like that x x x\
Lindbergh, 'Greatly Disturbed' Over
Public Rebuke, Resigns Commission
NEW YORK, April 2S — !A>)—
Col. Charles A. Lindbergh,
"greatly disturbed" at implica-
tions which he said President
Roosevelt had made "concern-
ing my loyalty to my country."
today made public a letter to
the President resigning his com-
mission In the U. S. Army Air
In his letter, the flier referred
to remark mude by Mr. Roose-
velt ut a press conference last Fri-
day in which tl e President classed
Col. Lindbergh with appeascr*
who urged peace during the revo-
lutionary and civil wars on the
grounds that those conflicts could
not be won.
Col. Lindbergh said the remarks
had "disturbed me greatly" and
that he had "hoped that I might
ex rcise my right as an American
citizen to place my viewpoint be-
fore the people of my country in
time of peace without giving up
the privilege of serving my coun-
try as an air corps officers in the
event of war."
In a speech in New York last
Wednesday night. Col. Lind-
bergh *ald that "the United Stat-
ts can not win this war for Eng-
land, regardless of how much as-
sistance we extend." He has re-
peatedly asserted that Germany
was almost certain to win and
has criticised American foreign
Col. Lindbergh's letter to the
president had "clearly implied that
I am no longer of use to this coun-
try as a reserve officer, and in
view of other implications that you
. have made concerning my loy-
alty to my country, my character
and my motives, 1 can see no hon-
orable alternative te tendering my
The text of Colonel Lind-
(ConUnued on Page TWO))
Murder Suspect Gives Police Tussle
President Kemper Of United States
C. Oí C. Opposes Anti-Strike Laws
Out Of U.S. Army
Of the 37,132 form 200 (physical
examination' blanks filled out by
the Texas Selective.Service boards,
28,903 have been classified under
1-A for Immediate military ser-
In l-IJ or the limited military
service class, 4,725 or 12.72 per
cent were classified. Chief defects
among these registrants are: 2.53
per cent, syphilis, 1.83 per cent
eyes and 1.41 per cent, hernia.
Other leading defects in this group
are teeth, musculo-skeletal. cardi-
i avascular and feet.
I In the 4-F or totally exempt
from military service group were
placed 6,414 or 17.28 per cent.
Musculo-skeletel defects led in this
group with 3.553 per cent.
" tripped and when I got back
on my feet and got by balance, I
heard a noiae like an explosion.
Then Frank slapped me, knocking
me down the stalra. I jerked the
door open and ran toward the
I was running, I realized
I had my gun in my hand and I
dropped it in the vicinity of the
apartment. Than I got in my car
and -drove to my apartment . . ."
Officers could riot find the wea-
Homer Fruett, lou Roberts, and
Dr. Ira Williams are attending the
second meeting of the Panhandle
Chamber of Commerce Industries
committee at Amarillo today.
The committee is composed of
representatives from Panhandle
cities of Texas and Oklahoma, and
has oeen organized with the pur-
pose in view of obtaining defense
industries for the Panhandle re-
Today's meeting will be for fur-
ther organiza lit n and coordination
of plans of the citics represented.
The lirst meoting cf the group
was held in ¿nmrtllc last Mon-
WASHINGTON, April 28—(jV)—
President James S. Kemper ad-
monished the United States cham-
ber of commerce today against "an
hysterical derangement of our
normal production" in the great ef-
fort to accelerate the output of vi-
tal defense equipment.
Kemper, in the prepared address
which keynoted the opening of the
chamber's annual four-day meet-
ing, also made the following
1—He called for an increase in
taxes plus governmental econ-
omizing on non-military items to
help delray the costs of the heavy
2—He opposed legislation pro-
hibiting defense strikes, because of
this field "legislative compulsion
never yet has worked satisfactor-
3—He advised business men to
start planning at once for post-
emergency readjustments and
4—He declared that now as
never before "this republic of free
men' must be guarded against
"eventual supremacy of the state."
In his discussion of strikes.
Kemper called them "the most
serious obstacle to our own mili-
tary defense" yot he said thai "the
worst possible way to deal with
the problem" would be to enact
' anti-strike legislation. He recom-
| mended continued use of the
method of "voluntary mediation,"
; undertaken by the defense media-
tion board, which he said "has
¡made a good beginning."
I Business men, Kemper said,
have responded "wholeheartedly
and unselfishly" to the call for
production of defense necessities
and "have performed miracles." At
the same time he reported, indus-
tries "have maintained their pro-
duction of things that people need
and can use in their daily peace-
(CanUnuad on Pag* TWO))
To Decide School
Tie Next Saturday
G. G. Mark en, Phillips Oil com-
pany employe, and W. J. Goodwin,
grocer, will be candidates for a
place on the Phillips schoolboard
at a special election May 3.
Marken, the incumbent, and
Goodwin tied with 54 votes each
at the regular election May 5.
On the seven-member board
there was three vacancies and W.
R. Hayhurst and J. E Chansior
were elected April 5.
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Orrln J. Brown, 50, c: Lookout. Cal., struggles with police as
he is arrested In Chicago, 111., in connection with the murder
of Mrs. Leota Murphy, whose body was found on a lonely country
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road in Hansford County, Texas.
Announcement Of Off-Shore Patrol
To Help In "Battle Of The Atlantic'
A total of 54 registrants in ihe
Selective Service were classified
by the local board Saturday, ac-
cording to Robert Shuier, clerk.
The number of new classifica-
tions were as follows: 1-A, eight;
I-B, five; 1-C, one; 2-A, three,
3-A, 32 and 4-F 5.
Order number 232 was mailed
a notice of 1-D classification con-
tinuing until after physical exam-
The Borger Independent School
Board today had not yet filled the
vacancy left by Charles E. McKin-
ney, who tendered his resignation
about two months ago which was
before the school board election.
Although the resignation had
been tendered nearly 60 days ago,
formal action was not taken until
the recent meeting of the board.
Joe H. Mickle, Jr., of Amarillo
who has been teaching in Japan
lor 20 years, will be the guest
speaker for the local Rotary club
at its regular luncheon meeting
Mickle received Ilia early educa-
tion in Texas schools and attend-
ed Clarendon College before com-
pleting his education at S. M, U.
and Columbia University.
Mickle terms himself a "layman"
and has been teaching under the
Board of Missions of the Metho-
dist church in Kwansel Oakuln
University, near Robe, Japan.
His teaching work includes for-
eign trade, accounting, and related
business subjects, but one of his
htef Interests has ban In political
dance and International relations.
to Sues Canal
Turks If Istanbul,
might resist Nasls.
submit, or even aid
power would be
weakened if Qer
Washington, April 28 —
W ins ton Churchill's high appraisal
of the role of the United States
navy's extended offshore patrol in
the "battle of the Atlantic" aroused
keen interest lodav on capítol hill.
Ever since President Roosevelt
disclosed on Friday that naval ves-
sels were operating great distanc-
es at sea in the Interests of hem-
isphere defense, many legislators
have been frankly uncertain just
what significance the widened pa-
trol zone might play In the pro
gram of aid to Britain.
Mr. Roosevelt carefully avoided
connecting the extension ol the
patrol with anything except de-
fense considerations, but the words
of Prime Minister Churchill yes-
terday were interpreted in a num-
ber of quarters as proof that the
step was calculated—at least in-
cidentally—to furnish the greatest
help possible to the royal navy in
maintaining Britain's north Atlan-
tic life line.
The forcefulness of some of
Churchill's phraseology attracted
special notice. The prime minister
spoke of the patrol extension as
; representing "tremendous dccls-
i ions" which brought him "indes-
cribable relief." He also said that
the United States was extending
Britain "naval support." within
the limits of the patrol plan, and
voiced the belief that this country
did not intend to bi "frustrated"
in its policy by permitting lease-
lend supplies to be sum-: by Nazi
One early reaction was that the
Biitish prime minister's remarks
mi^t Have the effect of pushing
the cotr-oy question Into the back-
ground at least for the present.
The importance he attached to the
assistance expected from the po-
trcsl, it was pointed out, would not
encourage advocates of a convoy
¡system to press their efforts until
the effectiveness of the patrol plan
had been tested. (Ships on patrol
would report the presence of any
submarine or surface raider sight
ed, thus enabling shipping to
avoid the vicinity,
As the convoy discussion pro-
ceeded, meanwhile, Senators Nor-
ria 'In.'Neb.> and Russell <D-Ga.)
come out In favor of transferring
more U. S nnval vessels to Brit-
ain before instituting convoys.
A debate by members of the
group, and a golf resume by Gene
Root, pro of the Huber Golf club,
held the spotlight at the regular
noon session of the Jaycees today.
Root outlined the schedule of
tournaments throughout Texas and
the Midwest, and also announced
that the first round deadline of
the annual spring tournament at
the Huber course had been post-
poned for one week.
The question, "Should the Unit-
ed States convoy merchant ships to
Great Britain?" was debated by
members of the club in the first
of a regular schedule of such de-
The affirmative was taken by
Brian Hooks and Wcldon Jolly,
who were opposed by Wayne Lan-
ham and "Barney" Miller who
took the negative.
The debate ended In a draw and
decided by the rest of the club
members, who acted as judges.
A director's meeting was an-
nounced by Ray Brock, president,
for 8 o'clock tomorrow night at the
Powell funeral Home.
Nearly Inch Of
Rain In 3 Days
TO HEAR LECTURE
BY NOTED VISITOR
Any German drive on the Suet Cenel will heve te be a lend and air campaign, fqr British wanhlpe
stilt control the eaitern Mediterranean. Map ahowa highways and railroad Nasi troop would prob-
- ably uee for a pincers assault on Suea from position now held in Oreece and Libya
Mrs. Joe J. Mickle, a missionary
for 20 years in Kobe, Japan, who
has just returned to the United
States, will lecture to Borger high
school students in an assembly
program tomorrow at 10:30 u. m.
242 Members To
"Go Over Top"
The local American legion post,
which has been staging a drive for
more members this year will speed
i its efforts between now and Thurs-
day to help put the Texas Legion
j over the top before then In its
I Texas Legionnaires need 242
members to reach the coveted 30,-
000 mark and the number one pos-
t ition in the parade at the national
convention of the Legion at In-
! A total membership of 20,758
i belongs to the Legion in Texas
now, which represents a 2,733
gain over last year. State officials
are asking for 50 additional mem-
bers a day between now and
Thursday to go over the top.
Coincidental to the drive is the
! fact that the number of members
: needed by the state Legion—242
j —represents exactly the member-
I ship the local Legion had last
Greek Campaign Described
As Phase Of "Larger Plan"
BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Adolf Hitler's blitzkrieg armies, striking di
into the Grecian Peloponnesus in pursuit of i. K.
troops en route to "«scape" ports, were reported
to be preparing for a new campaign in Hie
Three major objectives in the Nazi "drong nach
osten—march to the east" might include:,
1. A thrust into Turkey, possibly with Turkish
consent, to reach the rich oili fields of Iran and
2 An attack on the Suez Canal.
3. An invasion of the Soviet Russian Ukraine,
once known as Europe's breadbasket because of its
Nazi quarters in Berlin gave no hint of the direct
tion, declaring merely that trie Greek campaign was
just a phase of a "larger plan" which was unfolding.
"Tourists" Crowd Syria
London military quarters expressed anxiety over
unconfirmed reports of a heavy German "tourist in-
filtration" into French-
Syria would be a likely spring-
board for an attempted drive
across Pales0ne toward the Suez,
a thrust into Iraq's Mosul oil
treasure-chest, or for a plncer
"squeeze" against Turkey.
Diplomatic circles in Vichy,
Frunce, declared last night that
Germany's noxt move would be in-
to the Ukraine, basing their pre-
diction on unconfirmed reports
that Soviet Red army troops were
being shifted from Siberia toward
Russia's western frontiers.
It was recalled, too. thot Hitler
once spoke longingly of the Uk-
A military spokesman in Ber-
lin, reviewing the Nasi sweep
into lower Oreece. said German
parachute troops captured 900
British soldiers in seising the
Isthmus of Corinth before yes-
terday's entry into Athens.
The spokesman declared that
British shipping losses in the
withdrawal from Oreece had al-
ready surpassed the wreckage of
Dunkerque, with 287.000 tons sunk
in Greek waters in the past 11
Australian army minister Percy
C. Spender said the withdrawal of
British Imperial forces by sea was
underway, and declared.
"As far as this has proceeded, it
has been successful."
Berlin reports said Nazi stuka
dive-bombers were blasting at Bri-
tish troop concentrations and
speeding the last of the B. E. F.
contingent toward a new Dunker-
Hitler's high command said the
Luftwaffe violently straffed Bri-
i tish and Greek columns in the
Argos-Tripolis area, in the heart
of the Peloponnesus.
This would indicate that the
allies so far had fallen back half-
way across the Peloponnesus, ap-
parently fighting stiff rearguard
actions to cover the withdrawal
of the main B E. F. body toward
The Germun communique said
operations were proceeding "on
Occupied Sunday, Athens was
the 14th European capital brought
under German domination, by di-
plomacy or blitzkrieg fury, since
the Austrian anschluss in March,
Approximately 1,000,000 square
mtles — an area greater than all
of the United States east of the
Mississippi — with more than
170,000,000 population have fallen
to the Reich.
Ai the 23-day old battle of the
(Continued on Page SIX)
Borger received. .79 inch-
es of rainfall in three days,
Saturday, Sunday and Mon-
day, according to Paul Pot-
ter, local weatherman. The
entire week-end of rainfall
which commenced on Thurs-
day brought .86.
Blinding rains that choked traf-
fic, flooded streets and sent water
into homes and business houses
were reported in south Texas to-
day, hardest hit section being
There was a deluge of 10.27 in-
ches of ruin in two days left the
U>wn under water, a foot and half
deep in many homes, and water
in some business houses.
The road to Sinton was staked
out to show the roadbed, with
waters 18 inches deep over the
highway for two miles. Cattle-
men worked all day yesterday
bringing stock to higher ground.
The onion crop, ready for the
harvest, and young cotton were
feared 78 per cent lost.
Corpus Christl reported 8.31 in-
ches in 48 hours to set an all-time
April record for the city, damag- '
ing crops, flooding streets and
marooning residents of some sec-
tions of the city.
The George Criley residence
south of Corpus Christi, valued at
$10,000, was destroyed by fire
when struck by lightning Satur-
At San Antonio precipitation to-
taled 3.44 inches since Friday
night, inundating streets and caus-
ing minor damage In many parts
of the city.
The heavy week-end rains caused
rexas rivers to swell alarm-
The Colorado river had raised 17
feet at Paint Rock, 19 1-2 feet
at Wlchell and at Austin a two-
inch downpour caused a raise of 11
Late yesterday the Qi
river had come up SI feet at
zales and was rising steadily at
the rate of half-foot per hour. Carl
Hagen, weather ol
ed a rise of four feet
The San Marcos river stood at
27 feet at Ottine and was still
(Continued on Page SIX)
Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Ware, upon
the arrival of a 6 pound 12 ounce
son, Tommy Ray. born at 1:02 p.
m. Saturday in North Plains hos-
Mr. and Mrs A. L. Askew, upon
the arrival of a 7 pound 13 ounce
daughter Sandra Ann, born at B:4S
p. m Saturday in North Plains
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Phillips, J. C. Borger Daily Herald (Borger, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 134, Ed. 1 Monday, April 28, 1941, newspaper, April 28, 1941; Borger, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth168268/m1/1/: accessed December 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Hutchinson County Library, Borger Branch.