Borger Daily Herald (Borger, Tex.), Vol. 16, No. 104, Ed. 1 Monday, March 23, 1942 Page: 2 of 6
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Monday. March 23. 1942
On The Civil Liberty Front
Since the days when agents of George 111 kept
ropes handy for the necks of too critical colonists,
Americans indignantly, and usually with just cause,
snap back, "It's a free counrty, isn't it?", when a
freedom is threatened.
You bet it's p free country. We are going to keep
it that way ,too, even if we must surrender some of
our blood-bathed liberties for the duration. The price
of liberty still is marked "eternal vigilance.' And
Thomas Jefferson's observation— "the tree of liberty
must be refreshed from time to time with the blood
of patriots and tyrants"—rings as true today as when
he said it. When the exercise of certain freedoms by
certain groups menaces the nation, however, it is time
to take a look.
The American Civil Liberties Union, an organi-
zation which has done much to help make our Bill of
Rights more than a scrap of patriotic platitudes, ob-
jects to removal of American-Japanese from vital
West Coast areas. The union argues that these citi-
zens might be deprived of some of their constitutional
Certainly Americans of Japanese ancestry re-
moved from those zones suffer loss of some liberty.
But isn't it preferable that they lose a few freedoms
than for the traitors among them to blast war plants,
air fields or guide invading forces-5
Take a more touchy case, involving freedom of
the press, but one which no doubt causes the Prop-
aganda Ministry in Berlin to rock with glee. This
paper, published near Detroit, reaches few people, but
by circulating its lies and half truths might drive a
drastic division into our united front.
Today, with the United States at war with Ger-
many, Japan and their camp followers, this paper has
the gall to say that Jap agression "is nothing more
than an expansion of our own Monroe Doctrine ;
that the super-race Nazis are the milk-white innocent
victims of a "sacred war declared against Germany
nine years ago by the Jews"; that the idea of an all-
out, United Nations offensive is "Moscow-born and
will produce a defeat abroad and the liquidation of
Americanism at home." In other words, the Japs are
just dandy, the Nazis are nice and we should never,
never think of taking the offensive in this war. Call
Few responsible persons demand curtailment
of freedom of speech, press, assembly and movement.
But if a few hotheads, by abusing the same freedoms
they would probably deny us if they were in power,
theraten the security of all, it's about time to swap
our silk gloves for brass knuckles.
We are fighting to save the Bill of Rights and the
way to life with which it blesses us. Let's don't let
anyone crawl safely behind that Bill of Rights in an
effort to tear it from us permanently. Let's keep the
Bill of Rights, but let's do right by the Bills, Jacks and
Joes on Bataan, on the assembly lines and in the
It's Spring, A Young (AEF) Man's
Fancy Turns To Love, But Results In
Only Romantic Problems In Ireland
The best selling book in America today has not
been reviewed in the literary supplements or selected
as th outstanding publication of the month. It is the
Red Cross First Aid book, and it's even outselling the
More than nine million copies have come off the
press since Pearl Harbor, and the printers are trying
to step up their production beyond the current 100,-
000 a day. Red Cross headquarters estimates the
book's readers are enrolling in first-aid training
courses at the rate of 40,000 a day. Such words as
tourniquet and pressure point and traction splint are
finding their way into our everyday vocabulary.
These figures should help to quiet the charge of
"complacency," at least in one phase of our war effort.
They indicate there are, throughout the country, per-
sons who realize that "it can happen here," and who
will be able to meet the emergency when and if the
Lo, The Lowly Bean
"Will you eat beans for democracy^" asks the
New York City League of Women Voters, advocating
consumption of soy beans. Soy beans, in case you did-
n't know, contain the "morale" vitamin, formerly
known as vitamin Bl.
Remembering Henry Ford's resourceful use of
that humble legume in automobile production, we
offer an added suggestion. After the tires wear out,
you might boil down the old family car for soup, or
throw it in with a hambone
What some people don't know about qood judg-
ment is what keeps them in trouble most of the time.
The fear of housewives' wrath is said to be one
thing keeping Canadian retail prices down Prices
and the ladies hitting the ceiling at the same time
wouldn't be so good
THE BORGER DAILY HERALD
Published at 205 North Main Street, Borger. Texas Everv Evening
except Saturday, and on Sunday Morning by Panhandle Publishing
Company, Inc. — Publishers.
J. C. Phillips--------------------
Editor and Manager
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By: W. J. WEIR
Copy Director, Lord & Thomas
Don't get me wrong — I'm just
an ordinary guy. I'm not trying
to pose as an expert on the
moulding of public opinion. I'm
not talking big about what I'D
do if it was MY job to whip up
the country on the war effort.
I'm talking as an average citi-
zen. I'm saying, not what I'd like
to tell THEM, but what I'd like
to be TOLD. Soon.
Because I'm concerned, and
I've been concerned, about my
reaction to all that's been hap-
pening. Sure, I'm buying bonds.
I'm paying taxes. I'm doing with
But deep down inside, down
where it really matters, some-
thing hasn't taken place yet that
I feel ought to take place. I'm
all a welter of confusion there. It
keeps me scratching my head and
mopping my brow when I know
I ought to be clenching my fists.
You understand? It's like this:
I want to be told — not to buy
Defense Stamps or Defense Bonds.
I want to be told to buy VIC-
TORY Stamps or WAR Bonds.
I want to be told — not about
the construction of houses in De-
fense Areas. I want to be told
about the construction of houses
in War Production Areas.
I want to be told — not to re-
member Pearl Harbor. I want
to be told to take Tokio, to bomb
Berlin, to raze Rome.
I want to be told — not do my
part to keep Naziism or Fascism
from these shores. I want to be
told to do my part to spread
Americanism to ALL shores.
I want to be told — not to help
keep our world and our way of
life from being lost. I want to
be told to help build a NEW
world and a BETTER way of life.
I want a positive program in-
stead of a passive one. I want
something to fight FOR — I'm
sick and tired of having only
something tp fight AGAINST.
I'm hungry for something to get
pepped up about — I'm repelled
from having only something to
fear. I want something to do —
not jut wait for.
It hasn't been so long since the
last war that I forget what hap-
pened then. I remember the pa-
rades and the speeches and the
ringing slogans. Then we fought
to make the world safe for de-
mocracy. We bought Liberty
Bonds. We sang that the Yanks
We set out to avenge Belgium
— not just to remember it. We
made a vrw that we'd reach Ber-
lin or bust. Wc toyed with plans
to hang the Kaiser. We warned
the Hun to "keep your head down,
Fritzie-boy!" We girded ourselves
for a Crusade — we didn't close
the doors for a siege.
We hated the Kaiser — we did
n't laugh at him. We printed his
loathsome physiognomy on toilet
paper — to make the most igno-
minious use of it. We likened his
upturned handle bars to the dev-
il's horns — not to anything so
harmless and pathetic as the fa-
mous hirsute r>rop Charlie Chap-
lin plasters on his upper lip. We
saw nothing to be amused about
in his vain and pompous postur-
ings — as we do today in Musso-
lini's puffy strutting. We didn't
pin our hopes on the defective
eyesight of our enemy.
We planted war gardens. We
poured our money into war chests.
We had gasless Sundays and yell-
ed "Slacker!" at anyone who dar-
ed to venture out in his Winton
Hupmobile or Stearns-Knight. We
churned one pound of butter into
two pounds and did it with as
much will as if we were turning
We took the offensive psychol-
ogically long before we took it
physically. And if we hadn't
taken it psychologically, we'd nev-
er have developed the drive to
take it physically. And don't tell
me we can't do the same now.
I want to sing that today we
control our own destiny, tomor-
row the destiny of the whole
world. I want to sail against
Germany, against Italy, against
Japan. If they can sail against us
and our allies, why can't we sail
I want to construct a greater
America co-prosperity sphere. I
want to correct the mistakes of
the Versailles treaty insofar as
they allowed all this to happen.
I want to win lebenstraum for the
democratic way or life.
I'm fed up with singing plain-
tive songs — I want to sing battle
songs. Don't tell me there'll be
bluebirds over the white cliffs of
Dover. To hell with bluebirds.
Tell me there'll be vultures and a
deathly silence over Berchtesga-
I'm bored with keeping a stiff
upper lip — I want to develop a
stiff uppercut. I'm tired of being
made to feel sad. I want the ex-
perience — the purging, marshal-
ling. driving experience — of be-
ing made to feel mad. FIGHT-
You get me?
(From: PRINTER'S INK —
March 13, 1942).
• Mind Your Manners
Test your knowledge of correct
social usage by answering the fol-
lowing questions, then checking
against the authoritative answers
1 When writing a business let-
ter to a man who is a personal
friend, is it all right to ask to
be remembered to his wife?
2 Is it correct to abbreviate
the date on a business letter in
this manner 3—4—32)’
3. If you do not want to sound
too formal how might you end
a business letter?
4. If possible, should a busi-
ness letter be answered the day
it is received?
5. If the answer to a business
letter must be delayed in order
to get the information requested,
should the writer be sent word to
What would you do if—
You write a letter requesting
ta> Enclose a self-addressed
<b» Don’t bother to send a
stamped envelope for the
2 No. Write: March 3, 1942
3. "Sincerely yours."
5. Yes. so he will know his
letter has not gone astray or been
Better “What Would You Do”
STATE OF TEXAS
COUNTY OF HUTCHINSON
NOTICE OF SALE BY
WHEREAS, the undersigned,
Bruce & Sons Transfer and Stor-
age, has in its possession the fol-
lowing described goods:
One lot household goods.
Which were deposited with it I
by Mr. Paul McConnell, the
owner thereof, for storage and
Whereas, lawful charges for
storage, preservation and other
expenses in relation to such goods
to the amount of $69.52 are now
due and unpaid; and,
One lot household goods
Which were deposited with it by
Mr. Frank Candron. the owner
thereof, for storage and preserva-
Whereas lawful charges for
storage, preservation and other
expenses in relation to such
goods to the amount of $43.52 are
now due and unpaid; and.
One lot household goods
Which were deposited with it
by Mr. Oscar Churchill, the own-
er thereof, for storage and pres-
Whereas, lawful charges for
storage, preservation and other
expenses in relation to such
goods to the amount of $17.52 are
now due and unpaid; and
Whereas, the owner and depos-
itor thereof was notified by reg-
istered mail at his last known ad-
dress to come forward and pay
such charges on the 12th day of
March, 1942, and has failed and
refused to do so; therefore, the
goods described above are here-
by advertised for sale and will be
sold at public auction at 10 a. m.
( clock pn the 23rd day of April,
1942, being not less than fifteen
days from the time of the first
publication of this notice. The
auction will be conducted at the
front door of the building at
519-A South Main Street, in the
City of Borger, Hutchinson
County, this being the place where
the lien was acquired.
BRUCE & SONS TRANSFER
By W. L. Bruce
'March 23 and 30'
Bapfisi Spring Revival
Siaris Next Sunday
The spring revival at the first
Baptist church of Borger will be-
! gin next Sunday morning. March
j 29. w ith Reverend Jeff Moore of I
! Claude preaching, according to an
announcement this morning by
Rev. J. N. Hunt The revival will
last for two weeks.
As a preparation for the meet-
ing a prayer service will be held
each night this week beginning
tonight at 7 o'clock. Reverend
• Trailors not only house about
■ 35.000 families, but also serve as
i offices for physicians, dentists, li-
oraries, clinics, shooting galleries,
and telephone and telegraph of-
The auto industrv turned out
$1,000,000,000 worth of defense
goods in 1941 as a “side line" to a
simultaneous near-oeak produc-
tion ol automobiles.
Did you ever notice how a
well washed car will attract
Rcbert Cole Si Jamas Parry
will guarantee their jobs.
DAVIS CHEVROLET CO.
With United State-- Force- In
Northern Ireland, March 23—<A’i
—The flowers of romance that
bloom in the spring are not all
shy violets, it appeared today, and
by the same token, wise-crack-
ing American soldiers are finding
their troubles in this land of the
Several girls, in fact, already
have announced their engage-
ments — to the dismay of pros-
pective bridegrooms in khaki who
hadn't the faintest notion that
things had reached such an ad-
A private who had been friend-
ly with a dimpling coleen for six
weeks said he saw her casually
from time to ttime after asking
her directions in a blackout, and
then to his amazement he read
the engagement announcement in
Irish and London newspapers.
The youg man whistled and
murmored something about may-
be Americans weren't so fast, af-
Since it was the first such no-
tice. a staff officer investigated.
The soldier, whose assignment
had kept him close to base for
the past week, said it was a big
surprise to him.
‘'There’s no wedding as far as
I'm concerned,” he said.
The officer warned the troop-
er he might have talked himself
into something he wasn't expect-
ing or wanting. Another incident
of the kind prompted official ad-
vice that jocular, offhand pro-
posals might be taken in all ser-
iousness by some girls unaccus-
tomed to the American "line.”
Many among the first thous-
ands of United States soldiers to
come to Ulster already have
paired off with Irish girls. So far.
there have been no public wed-
dings. but officers are not all cer-
tain that some of their men are
not married secretly.
Commanding officers’ author-
ity to prohibit marriages of sol-
diers was removed by the war
department some time ago, but of-
ficers are trying to discourage
them. Citing the fact that men
who came over to do a war job
might be shifted at any moment
and possiblv never return.
But — it is no military secret
that it's spring . . .and the col-
leens are pretty . . . and Irish
eyes are smiling.
Some cooling systems circulate
water at the rate of 2500 gallons
an hour. This is equivalent to the
flow of water from 10 garden
hoses playing directly on the mo-
tor at one time.
By DeWITT MacKENZIE
Wide World War Analyst
A man needs a forceful char-
acter and a square chin to en-
able him to withstand being
stampeded into precipitate action
by a hero-worshipping public —
especially when that public is
pressing for initiative against the
enemy — and General MacArthur
again is showing great captaincy
in refusing to be rushed into
launching a premature offensive
against the Japanese.
Many a disaster has resulted
from the undertaking of a mili-
tary operation for political or
sentimental reasons without suf-
ficient strength, Britain’s unhap-
py adventure in Greece last year
was one of them, though in that
case England acted as a matter
of honor in keeping her bond, and
i there can be nothing but ap-
| plause for that.
As MacArthur said in Mel-
bourne in his blunt way, mod-
ern war requires careful prep-
aration. and "my success or
failure will depend primarily
upon the resources which our
respective governments (Amer-
ican and Australian) place at
my disposal." This puts it
squarely up to the United States
to produce and transport those
resources, and men as well, for
when all’s said and done Aus-
tralia is depending mainly on
That the commander in chief
believes he will get what he wants
is indicated today in his inspir-
ing declaration that he has "ab-
. solute confidence in complete vic-
tory." It’s good to see him use
| these superlatives, for he is
known as a man who speaks what
That's the sort of confidence he
needs, for it's going to take the
faith that moves mountains to
turn Australia into a powerful
military base in view of his great
I distance from his main source of
supplies. Our problem of trans-
portation is a complicated one be-
cause of our shortage of shipping.
Small wonder then that members
of congress are raising a cry for
a speeding-up of ship-building.
Coincidently, three more Ameri-
can ships have been torpedoed off
the Atlantic coast, bringing the
week-end total to six.
It's all very well to shout "of-
fensive” H Mae Arthur, hut sir
planes end tenli* In America
aren't any qood to him In Aus
tralla, and unfortunately we
have no magic carpet on which
to transport them.
Even oil and gasoline have to
go over the long and dangerous
routes from the western hemi
sphere end the middle east
since the Japs took over the In
donesian oil fields.
So it's going to take consider-
able time for MacArthur to get
set for a major drive. However,
while his business at the moment
I is to stand the Nipponese off, that
. word "defense" has been knocked
out of our lexicon and “initiative"
has been substituted. His business
also is to weaken the enemy as
much as possible by counter-
strokes, and this he is doing vig-
orously, as demonstrated in yes-
terday's great job by the Allied
air-fleet which put twenty-three
Japanese warplanes out of ac-
tion 'a serious blow) on New
Guinea, with a loss of only two
Other Allied air attacks at the
week-end brought the grand to-
tal cf Jap planes knocked out
to probably forty four. That is
hitting the enemy hard in a
weak spot, for the Mikado's air-
fleet isn't large, and Japanese
production is limited.
The same grand spirit of light
was in evidence in the Philip-
pines where the Japanese, en-
couraged by MacArthur’s depar-
ture. again demanded surrender
of the American forces. Our Gen-
eral Wainwright carried out Yan-
kee tradition by maintaining a si-
lence which in effect advised the
j Nipponese to go to the devil. In-
dications are that the Japs are
about to launch another offens-
ive in an effort to crush our forc-
es on the Bataain Peninsula.
In One Ear
British Ambassador Lord Hali-
fax gets the ear of Soviet Am-
bassador Litvinov at a dinner in
• SERIAL STORY
BY HENRY BELLAMANN
mca scnvtcc. me.
“I LOVE YOU”
■'IIEY spoke of many things-
Parris didn’t answer,
“Did you ever hear of Dr. Ladd
in St. Louis?”
“Do you think you could in any
Parris laughed a little. What a
wonderful friend Drake McHugh
was! He understood you so well.
'THEY spoke of many things—of , He thought of Cassie. An image
1 his work, what they read, what j Qf her floated into his waning
they thought about. The rain came ; consciousness and her presence In
heavily and went away, leaving a I his mind flooded his nerves with , way persuade Madame von Eln to
persistent, protestant dripping ! :i fajnt excitement. j so to St. Louis to consult him?”
from the eves. It was much later * * . I The color faded slowly from
when Parris said, “Maybe I better oPR1NG in Kings Row was never Pa™s' face- his e-vesu darkened
e° now.” 5 more than a brief prelude to j and his words came husk.ly. I
Wait a little.” She kissed his cl, The leaves unfolded and j *** ^ m knowThat made
there was a week or two of balmy 1 me th- ^ Qf Jt „
warmth, then a sudden onslaught .iy v Doubtless. ls skef.
of blistering heat. The idlers who ^ ton hw Iawyer?..
hung about stoves in the back
“I love you, Cassie.”
“No you don't, Parris. But that’s
‘•Listen now, Cassie.”
“All right, what?”
“Someday I want you to marry
“Oh, Parris, there isn’t any an-
swer for that—now.”
“Because you don’t really want
“I mean it! How do you know
what I think? I’ve got to study
and be a doctor and it will be a
She smothered the rest of the
sentence with her hand.
Parris opened the door and shiv-
ered when the drenched night air
struck his flushed face.
“Listen, Cassie, I’ve got to see
“Maybe. Maybe I can think of
a way. But you'd better go now
Parris, sure enough. It feels late.”
“Listen!” The deep bell of the
town clock struck slowly—four
“What'll you do?”
“I’m going over to Drake Me- _
Hugh’s. Then I’ll say I was with | ..Thjs miiy interest you. It is new ; think so
Dr. Tower watched
“I saw your grandmother yes-
rpHE thinning clouds were turn- terday/>
A nt-nrhuaH when hp Parris looked up, somewhat
“I hope you won’t misunder-
stand my question, but have you
any idea what’s wrong?”
Parris laid the book down. “No, .
Drake flung the door open. I [ haven't really. I believe—well, times add up a long sum of this
blinking and incredulou “What .sir, I just hadn't thought it could kind of observations and come to
quarters of stores came out and
took their accustomed places on
the courthouse lawn.
On the west porch of the court-
house was another group. This was
the upper order. They were wit-
ness, jury, and judge of any hap-
penings in the town or county.
“Say, I hear old man Tod Irving
down at Little Fork passed on.”
A new speaker interrupted. “I
guess you all ain't heard the news
about Mis’ Sims."
“She was operated on by Dr.
Gordon last week.”
“Is that so? What for?”
“I don’t know exactly. Some-
thing about her ear, I heard.”
Well, I hear the operation went
“Could you talk to him?”
“Maybe. Or could you?”
“No.” The reply was curt.
Parris shrank sensitively from
the cutting tone. “I guess I'm be-
ing kind of awkward this after-
noon, sir, but, gee, Dr. Tower,
1—I've been scared all this win-
ter. I didn't know why. It was
“H’m, yes, 1 see. I think you’re
going to be a good doctor, Parris.”
“Isn't Dr. Gordon a good doc-
Dr. Tower looked steadily at
Parris for a moment. “Not a very
tactful question, young man. nor
a very ethical one for a young
doctor-to-be to ask." He smiled,
and Parris smiled, too, rather
through all right, but they say | wanly.
half her face is paralyzed.
“Does seem to me, though, this I you?"
Gordon does a powerful lot of ‘ Oh, absolutely,
operatin’.” i know.'
You trust my judgment, do
I know you
him all night.
“Maybe I love you—I don’t
* * *
thinning clouds were turn-
ing pink overhead when he
knocked at the side door of the
“Say! Who's out there?” Parris
thought Drake sounded just a lit-
“It’s me. Drake. Parris.”
Dr. Tower colored a little, a
] \r, TOWER handed a small j very little. Parris stared.
German pamphlet to Parris. “I'm curious to know why you
It is new thii
Well, sir, there are some tilings
Parris you just know.”
“Yes, sir. I guess so.” Parris
moved forward in his chair. He
forgot the distant formality that
usually characterized his talks
with Dr. Tower. “You remember
that little book of Friedlander’s
that you had me read last month.
He said a lot about unconscious
observations and how we some-
are you doing around here this
time of night?”
“I’ve been at Dr. Tower's.”
“This late?” Drake was incred-
“He’s in St. Louis. I went by for
my books. Cassie and I started j Iy. “I don't think anything about
talking—” he broke off “She’s
be anything serious.” j conclusions that are quite right
“She doesn't look well.” without knowing how we got
The peculiar emphasis this time them
really frightened Parris. “Do you, "Yes.'
think there is something—" j Well. Parris smiled frankly.
Dr. Tower interrupted brusque- t “it’s like that.’
_ ___ Dr. Tower looked grave. “Well,
it. I’m not your grandmother’s j keep your mind open. You're gc-
bcautiful, Drake.” physician.” | mg to see and learn a lot of new
“Don’t I know it!” Pams flushed darkly i things in your life. We re on the
‘•I guess I’m in love with her ” “Have you any relatives?” brink—the very brink of impor-
“Maybe so. but you’d still better “None at all. Only some veil tant discoveries. Sometimes in-
take off that wet coat. And if Dr distant ones—that my grand- tuitions are a good corrective for
Tower finds out you’ve fallen for mother doesn’t like much.” i the natural astigmatisms of human
her. even pneumonia won’t save “H’m. You'll be quite alone perceptions."
you Come on and get into bed." i when—quite alone some day.” i (To Be Continued)
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