Borger Daily Herald (Borger, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 2, Ed. 1 Monday, November 26, 1928 Page: 1 of 6
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OFFICIAL PtrRLICATION CITY OF BORGRR, HUTCHINSON COUNTY, TEXAS
VOL. 3—NO. 2.
BORGER, TEXAS, MONDAY. NOVEMBER 26, 1928.
FULL NEA SERVICE
PRICE FIVE CENTS
CLEANUP DRIVE ON BOOTLEGGERS STARTED
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TERRIFIC GALE BATTERS WESTERN COAST OF EUROPE
29 LIVES LOST
AS STORM FURY
Many Others Missing and 20
More May Be
Storm Paralyzes Commerce
As It Sweeps Destruc-
LONDON, Nov. 26 (AP)—The
western coast of Europe is being
battered by u terrific Kale today.
The storm already has taken at
least 29 lives, most of them at the
A heavy toll in shipping has been
taken over the week end in addi-
To the known dead, there are at
least 20 known to be missing and
conflicting reports have come that i
possibly a score more may be lost.
ON PRESIDENT-ELECT HOOVER'S GOOD WILL TOUR
Night Is Called
Plans for the new membership
meeting of the Chamber of Com-
merce scheduled for Tuesday night,
have been completed. Secretary
Granville announced today.
There are 320 members of the
C-C according to latest figures. The
.HjeeJ^ng is (scheduled to be held in
the Chamber offices but if it over-
flows, Will be switched 11> City hall.
President Dilley will be in charge
ot the meeting.
Supt. J. A. Dickson Tells of
Crowded * mdition For
Request Is Made of State for
"A school bond issue of about
$75,000 to relieve the cramped
(j< ndition of Borger schools would
practically assure us of getting cred-
it for 17 more units of instruction
State Department of ICri-
was t he opinion this.
of Superintendent J. A.
To Be Discussed
■ion county commission-
ers were to meet this afternoon in
.• special session called by County
Judge VY, K. Goodwin to consider
tip- sale of the old courthouse build-
in;. at Stinnett.
With the opening of the new
$44 1,000 county building, the old
wooden structure iia.s seen its days
o"; usefulness. Already couny offi-
iala an- moving into the new quar-
i it, and furnishings will be in-
Business before the commission-
en this afternoon also was" to in-
clude the matter of taking out in-
surance on the new building. Judge
in at ion,"
need of a
Off Honduras Port
A.MAPALA, Honduras, Nov. 2fi.
(/P)—Then U. S. S. Maryland, bear-
ing President-elect Hoover was
sighted off of Ampala this morning.
At least 4,0 00 people were on
hand to welcome the distinguished
visitor on the first stop of his
gf.od will trip. There were hundreds
of gaily decorated craft in the bay.
These two pictures show President-elect. Hoover and Mrs. Hoover aboard
which is carrying them on Mr. Hoover's good will tour or l.atin America
(indicated by the arrow), Ambassador Henry 1'. Fletcher and Admiral W
vessel at Dos Angeles. Below, Mr. and Mrs. Hoover are shown on the qu
the U. S. Maryland, giant battleship, j
. The top picture shows Mr. Hoover
illiani V. Pratt, as they boarded tho j
arterdeck of the Maryland.
Quitaque Stores Are
Swept by Flames
AMAH ID BO, Nov. 26 (AIM Fte-
portH received here today said that
fire originating in the Ozark Inn.
swept the business district of Quita-
que destroying three brick business!
structured and one frame building i
with a loss of more than $20,000.
Several volunteer firemen were
reported to have been injured.
KING GEORGE IS
STILL VERY ILL
LONDON, Nov. 26. (IP)—An
official bulletin today on King i
George's condition said that his
majesty had passed a restless night.
Af spread of pleurisy must be ex-1
ptipted at this stage of his illness,
the bulletin added.
OF ELECTION I
Campaign Expenditures In-
vestigating Body Confer
McALBION, Nov. 26 (AP) The
campaign expenditures invesligat
ing committee of the house of rep-
resentatives arrived here today to
investigate alleged irregularities in
the Nov. 6 election. The commit-
tee came here after more than one
thousand t e 1 e g r a in s protesting
against Hidalgo county conditions
had been sent President Coolidge.
Members of the committee wenl
into conference with representative
John Garner of Texas soon after
their arrival. First session of the
investigation into conditions of this
county is expected to get. under way
The committee was met at the
station by several hundred persons
a number of them carrying ban-
ners, one of which read, "Our valley
is best except government."
Cadet Killed By
Fall Into Hatch
NAPLES, Italy Nov. 26 (API
Cadet W. O. Wiedman of Bos An-
geles, returning to the Dollar liner
President Polk to which he is at-
tached, fell Into an open hatch and
was killed. !
II ill EXPSiT
Standard Company to Handle
usiness of Five Sub-
NEW YOUK, Nov. 20 (API
Standard oil company of New Jer-
sey today announced formation of
the Standard Oil Export corpora-
tion to handle the export busim ss
of five operating ubsidiaries of li e
New Jersey company.
This is preparatory to formation
of a general oil export association
under the Webb act in which the
new Standard concern will be eli-
gible to membership.
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Commissioner Higgins Asks
Cooperation In Tidying
Up Main Street
An lionest-to-gooGness "cleanup" i
of Borger was underway this morn-1
ing by order of City Commissioner |
Higgins, liui it didn't have anything j
to do with bootleggers—it was a
"Bad rains and snow of the past
week have left our streets in ex-
tremely bad condition," Commis-
ioner Higgins said. "We are tnak-
; ing a. general sweeping cleanup ot
Main Street from one end to the
.other. We hope all merchants and
business people will cooperate with
j us and keep their own premises
. ( lean of all paper and rubbish.
"Grading of streets has begun,
| and the grading equipment will be
j kept busy until every street in town
is In good condition. Exceptionally
j bad mud holes should be reported
to our office at phone 140."
high school itself is In
larger study hall, a larg
two history rooms, uii
and also a manual train-
according to the super-
Among the ward schools,
room at each is needed,
Dirk soil says. At present there is
a temporary class room at the Skia-
Tex rural school which should be
replaced with an adequate room,
and new class rooms are needed at
East Ward, West Ward, and Weatii-
"At present, there are some 16G0
students enrolled in Borger public
schools," Supt. Dickson stated. "This
number is expected to be increased
materially next school term because,
the town is growing.
"Bast spring, when it appeared
for several months that many peo-
ple would move away from here. |
the citizens voted down the proposed
bond election. The issue failed to
carry by about 30 ballots. This year!
our enrollment shows a gain among
students of more than 400 over last
season, and something has to be
done to accommodate the overflow.
Can't Mix <'lu*>seS.
"Some parents are under the im-
pression that because there are a
few vacant seats in the classroom
which their Johnnie or Mary is at-
tending, there is no need for more
rooms. But they fail to realize that
we can't mix classes. Our rooms are
built to hold 45 students, a larger
number than one teacher should
Borger high school, already hav-
ing classification as a four-year in-
stit ''on. has only five recognized
units from the state department.
This year, Principal Dan Baker and
school authorities are asking for
recognition on a total of 22 units.
Publicity Given 'Disappear-
ance' Apnarenty Irks
SAN ANTONIO, Nov. 26 (Special)
After a short visit this morning
at Brooks Field, Colonel Charles A.
Bindbergh took off this morning for
an unannounced destination
Colonel Bindbergh. for whom
planes had been searching near Ma-
tamoras, Mex., arrived at Kelly
Field yesterday afternoon from
Tainpico. He had been there on a
The "flyin' fool" as Lindbergh
was termed in days when he was in
the air mail service, seemed irked
because of world wide publicity giv-
e nhis purported disappearance.
On Flight South
HAVANA. Nov. 20 (AP)—Lieu-
j tenant Benjamin Mendez. Colombian
| army aviator en route from New
I York to Bogota, brought his Curtis-
j Falcon seaplane to rest in Havana
harbor at 2:32 yesterday afternoon,
completing the trip from Jackson-
ville, Fla., which he began at 9:10
j a. m. Sunday.
A large crowd awaited Mendez
j and his mechanic.
Their plane was met by the mo-
| tor launch of an official reception
I committee composed of the repre-
| sentative of President Machado,
I high officers of the army and navy
and municipal officials upon land-
I ing and acknowledging with broad
Plane That of Son
smiles the cheers
Mendez and his
escorted to the C
remain while here
from the crow.!
where thev wil
Crew of a Grounded
Ship Thought Dead
A Frenchman has built an n
| mobile for touring that is practical-
ly an eight room apartment oil
Germany possesses the most com-
mercially profitable amber deposits
in the world.
Reach Half Way j
To 60-Hour Record;
FRESNO, Calif. Nov. 2fi. UP)
The monoplane, "Albatross" which i
Lee Schoenhalr and John Guglie-l
metti are attempting to break the,
world's endurance flight record.l
was flying low over a field here!
tbis morning after having been in j
the air more than SO hours.
The record, 05 hours, is held 'n |
AMSTERDAM. Nov. 2fi. (/P) The
crew of the Italian freighter Sagun- i
to which went ashore four miles I
south of Ymuiden during a gale, are j
believed today to have been drown-,
The vessel has been submurged \
At Jutland Dead
BERLIN, Nov. 26 (Special)—Ad-
miral Reinhard Scheer who directed
the German fleet at the battle of
Jutland ugainst a superior force,
died today at the age of 65.
The battle between the German
and English fleets at Jutland has
been since that time, a matter of
A new implement sharpens safety
razor blades without removal from
CALLED MEETING .1NNOCNCEI>
BY TWENTIETH PEXTl'RY CLVII
An important business meeting is
to be held Tuesday afternoon at the
home of the president, Mrs. Dyke
Cullum of the Twentieth Century
Culture club. Plans are to be made
to conduct the Vitaphone ticket sales
campaign which the club is spon-
soring, and to do this the club is
to be divided into two separate
groups. It is of vital importance
that all members be there promptly
at 2 o'clock as their support and
co-operation is needed in this work.
Proceeds derived from tile sale of
tickets are to be added to the Pub-
lic Library fund to buy more books,
reading room furnishings and to de-
fer other general expenses.
The tallest trees In Iceland are
only 15 feet high.
DEER'S POF TROUBLE SERIOUS;
SANTA WILL SEND SOME GIFTS
"OVERHEAD" TO RELIEVE LOAD
AIRMAIL PILOT IS
KILLED IN WRECK
1 CLEVELAND. Ohio. Nov. 26.
j—Tilden (Pete) Johnson. 21, mail
I pilot on the Continental Air lines,
'who left here at 2:55 a. m. Monday
| with a cargo of mail for Louisville.
Ky., was found dead in his wrecked
; plane near Massillon lat<
NOME, Alaska, Nov. 26 (By "Fire-p
less Service)—Santa Clans and his
eight reindeer carrying a sleigh load
of Christmas toys for Hutchinson
County boys and girls, were delayed
here today because Prancer's left
hind foot needed attention.
An old time Esquimo blacksmith
who had retired because the auto-
mobile put him out of business, was
called from his igloo, lie said Pranc-
er's hoof was In a serious condition
and demanded "firing." The old
blacksmith whose name is Giggly
Oloo, applied the hot iron just as
veterinary surgeons do to horses
and although Prancer didn't seem'
to like it, he appeared relieved wlo n
Santa Clans bedded him down and
; gave him a good feed.
"It'll be llorger or bust by Dec.
20," declared the grand old man of j
Christmas joy as he patted Prancer
who lay quietly in his hay pile. All
of the other reindeer appeared in
fine fettle with the exception of
Dexter who also is showing signs of
lameness but not seemingly as bad
All Gifts \re O. K.
Santa took a good look at his
stock of presents in the sleigh, not
because he was afraid hl-jackers
had been milling around it, but be-
cause he wanted to see if he had
plenty of gifts for the boys and girl",
of Hutchinson county who are still
"Yep, everything's o. k ," he said,
looking over his schedule. "Here's
MILWAUKEE, Wis., Nov. 26
(AP)—W. P. Stewart, government
meteorologist here, expressed fears
today his son. Harry, of Houston.
had met with an airplane mishap in
An airplane was reported to have
disappeared in the wilderness south
of Brownsville Saturday night anil
fears, later proved groundless, were
expressed for the safety of Col.
Charles A. Lindbergh.
Stewart believed today the air-
plane might have been that of his
son. Young Stewart, connected with j
a fisheries tfoncern, wrote his par- ■
ent last week saying he expected to j
hop off for Tampico Saturday night. ,
His parents have been unable since ] Lhwrence 11
then to reach him by telegrapTT. j °t for the National Air 1 ranspor"
S company was burned to death last
I night when his plane crashed near
TRIAL BEGINS FOB ALLEGED ; Bristolville, about In miles from
SLAYER OF YOl*NG PASTOR here.
Orders to Close All ''Speak-
easies" Given Police
COUNTY MEN BUSY
i Sheriff's Department and
Rtinger Make Raids
Swooping down on five rooming'
i houses and "speak-easies" begin-
ning early Sunday morning, Borger
police department under acting Chief
of Police I. T. Alvis bewail a series
: lids in a systematic cleanup drive
I of the city.
| Charges were to be filed today with
! district attornc> C. I). Works and
1 ill justice courts against several per-
, roil:- in cases ranging from posses-
ion of intoxicating liquor to mis-
| demeanors, Alvis said.
Police got an early start Sunday
when they were called to a house
| where a man, said to have been
I i - razed from whiskey, was creating
before-dawn disturbance. In his
looms, authorities found a small
t amount of alleged whiskey.
:SO Gallons of Mash.
Going next door, police conducted
| a raid that netted 30 gall -:is of
mash which was accompanied by a
small amount of liquor. One man
I in the house was arrested.
Three other places were raided,
and at each place intoxicants were
The cleanup campaign begun yes-
terday was the first city-wide or-
ganized campaign against bootleg-
gers since last August, Alvis said.
"Orders have been given the po-
lice force to keep every suspected
place under watch, and where we're
morally certain illicit liquor is kept,
we will conduct raids until enough
evidence is obtained to prosecute,"
Acting Chief Alvis said. "District
Attorney Works stands
prosecute offenders to t
Seven Other Raids.
While cit> officials were
over the week-end county
ranger force officials were
busy ill collecting evidence on sale
of intoxicants. Three Main street
establishments were raided by
Ranger B. H. Purvis.
Four "beer joints" were raided
!>y the sheriff's department Sunday,
and two arrests were made. One
man charged with possession of in-
tubating liquor made $500 bond
Sunday after examining trial before
.1 .stire 1!. M. Hood. The defendant
waived examining trial.
FURIES mi 3
OF SHIP CREW
Men Found Dead in Eunks
e limit of
members of the cvev
F .1. Luckenbach tit
were found dead in their bunks.
Fumigating gas caused the deaths.
The men wen Walter Demarcu.*,
Flier s Body
Ohio. Nov. 26 (Jp\
Garrettson, airmail pil-
(ContiuueU on page 4)
TYLER. Nov. 26, Both state
and defense announced "ready" to-
day when the trial of Loys Wilson,
alleged 3layer of Rev. Fount Wallace,
youthful Baptist minister, was called.
Rev. Mr. Wallace was shot to
death last April as lie stood in front
ot a drug store at Troupe where Wil-
son operates a garage.
The development, of alluvial tin
deposits in five areas of Bohemia
and the erection of a smelter Is
i A top that can be erected nnd re-
| moved quickly has been invented to
| protect riders in automobile rumble
FREIGHT TRAINS MEET IN A
HEAD ON < OLLISON
MINERAL WELLS, Nov. 26. (A>t
Head on collison of two extra frelgh'
trains of the Texas Pacific ''0 miles
from here today caused Injuries to
the train crews and destruction of
three cars of livestock by fire.
WOUNDS TO YOUTHFUL
HUNTER PROVE FATAL
NOCONA, Nov. 26 (AP) Lloyd
Tettleton, 17 who was shot acciden-
tally while hunting near here Satur-
day, died last night.
An operation was performed in
an effort to save his life.
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