Borger Daily Herald (Borger, Tex.), Vol. 18, No. 272, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 5, 1944 Page: 2 of 8
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ELICTRI CITY IS (T/ieClfiVl
than ever before
Wartime always creates higher
living costs... and this time is no
exception. But there is one
BIG EXCEPTION among the items that
make up your living costs...
Your electricity is now cheaper
than ever before.
THE BORGER DAILY HERALD
Published at 205 North Main Street, Borger. Texas, every evening
except Saturday, and on Sunday morning by Panhandle Publishing
Company, Inc., Publishers.
J. C. Phillips -----------
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Entered as second-class malter \?°\e^,berv,2o' /iny-8
Office at Borger, Texas, under the Act of March 8, 1H3.
the Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use of republi
cation of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise.
Editor and Manager
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1926. at the Post
Thursday, October 5. 1944
«the HOME FRONT
Li W W maHrnrn _
(Editor's Note: This is the
tenth in a series of veterans'
fenefits. ranging from demobil-
iatiou to jobs and pensions.)
WASHINGTON, Oct. 5—i/P
There are three kinds of pensiu
for war veterans. Twoare for d is
ability due to military service. Tin
third is lor disability not connect-
ed with military service.
Group C.ie: For those disabled
in line of duty there is a pensior
based upon the degree of disa-
bility. This could be anythin!
from a stiff Wri t or bronchitis to
loss of an eye or limb.
The degree of disability range:
from 10 percent to 100 percent
(total disability1. There is no pen
sion for a disability rated lowe
than 10 percent.
These pensions are paid at the
rate of $1 per percentages point—
starting at 10 per cent—plus 15
For example: Tom Smith came
out of the service with bronchitis.
If it was chronic but mild,, it
might be rated a 10 per cent dis-
ability. He'd receive S10 monthly.
lus 15 per cent, or $11.50.
If it was chronic but severe and
was rated 30 per cent disability,
he'd receive $30, plus 15 percent,
or a total monthly pension of
The degree of disability is de-
termined by a board of specialsts
within the Veterans' Administra-
tion which pays the pensions. Thf
board consists of a doctor, law-
yer and occupation expert.
If a veteran is discharged from
service with a certificate of dis-
ability, the specialists’ board gen-
erally does not examine him but
aki i the say-so of the Army or
Navy doctors for his condition.
A man discharged as well and
able. *n the opinion of Army or
Navy doctor's, may file a claim
for disability pension any time
after his discharge if he thinks hr
has a .fust claim. He should start
this procedure with the ntares
egionil office of the Veterans’
NEW MEMORIALS „
Ih the current Architectural Forum, the poet Archibald
itlcLitth and the architect Charles Maginnis debate the
question of what forms the memorials to the dead of this
was Should take. Mr. MacLeish holds for a "useful monu-
meftt, while Mr. Maginnis favors the purely commemorative
*^ldr^MacLeish*3 suggests that most American communities
will be faced With a choice between “monuments of a kina
which ate always far too familiar, and structures which may
bv their usefulness, make up in part their lack as works oi
A “useful*’ memorial. Mr. Maginnis insists, is a hypocritica
sort of economy, like giving a child a pair of rubbers fo.
Christmas. He holds that no dedication can spiritualize i
or make it anything more than a useful building. He cite:
“ail auditorium in an important city in Massachusetts, bun
as a hiomiment of the last war. (which) has twice been tin
scene of dog shows, to the considerable disturbance of the
reverent atmosphere intended for it.”
These are the opening guns of a debate which is bound tr
go Oh sporadically for years, echoing through the halls o
Congress and disrupting city councils and civic organization
throughout the land. There wouldn't be much need for de-
bate if a Lincoln Memorial or an Arc de Triomphe or a Tom!
of the Unknown Soldier could be assured for each commit
Si<But such happy results of the meeting of discerning patro:
and inspired artist are rare. So great care must be taken U
make the best use of imperfect materia! to express for thi
fallen soldier a gratitude which at best is meager, and tc
honor a service bevond repayment. Hence the debate.
But perhaps the* opening guns have been fired too soon
Fof there is another debate on the form and structure of :
mckiument to our war dead which must come first, and whicl
will challenge the wisdom and effort of all of us. That i
Wtiai structure of a world peace organization. .
This monument we are at least agreed upon. But its bal
an<ie of Idealism and practicality will be and should be de-
bated. Its foundation must be examined carefully. I lus i
not alone the job for the craftsmen who build it. It is the
Concern df all the people, as representatives of the men whr
with their lives “commissioned” this monument of peace.
Once the structure of this world orgainzation is built am
has given proof of its enduring qualities, it is probable that
as Mr. Maginnis says, “We shall be at no loss to find the fe-
licitous symbols” in gold and marble.
FIRE PREVENTION _. _
Theoretically at least, this country observes Fire Preven-
tion Week every year. Hs impression upon the national ■
Consciousness is about as profound as that of National (. hrys j Q ld ( ,h ,
jmfhemum Week, or Arbor Day. And we keep right on hav-
' Yerhaps Fire Prevention Week does some good at that, for
our record is somewhat better than it was 18 years ugo. But
it is still nothing to brag about.
Last year serious fires swept the country at the rate of
more than 1000 a day. Over 370.000 homes were destroyed
or seriously damaged. That is more houses than there are
in Cleveland. Ten thousand lives were lost in those fires,
and thousands more were injured and maimed.
That most of these fires could have been prevented is an
old story that needs telling again. So here are some simple
precautions which everyone knows, but which might be
checked again—and it’s'not necessary to wait for Fire Pre-
vention Week, which begins Oct. 8, to do the checking:
Be sensible about matches and smoking: clean your heat-
ing plant and keep it in good repair; clear papers, rags, mat-
tresses, old furniture from storage areas; cover inflammable
rodfing with fire-resistant material such as asphalt shingles:
don’t store or use explosive cleaning fluid; repair defective
electrical equipment, and disconnect appliances when you art
thlough using them; use metal containers for ashes, never
wcjod or paper.
|Jew shoes hurt most when you have to hand over a ration
WPB has okaveci the making of 630,000 pressure canners
foi* next Season. Housewives should be putting the pressure
on for this season right now!
It’s clever how some restaurants can cut three halves out
of one cantaloupe.
Now is the time when men are sorry they used their vest
last spring to patch their pants.
Speaking of Christmas—folks who give a rap for the boys
overseas err wrapping now'
Group Two: Veterans who have
lost some part of the body—like
an arm, leg. hand, eye—get a flat,,
fixed pension payment. And this
is in addition to the pension paid
for disability on a percentage ba-
•us as outlined in Group One
For example: The flat pension
payment to a man who has lost
an eye, or leg or arm is $35
Now suppose he lost a leg. If
it was amputated at the hip, the
specialists' board—under the dis-
that a 90 per*
cent disability. So he'd receive I
$103 50 in disability pension i$90
plus 15 per cent! and the flat $35
pension for loss of the leg.
But—in the case of the more
serious losses, the flat, fixed pen-
sion makes up the total pension
payment and there is no payment
for disability on a percentage ba-
Some of those fixed, total pay-
ment* are: For the loss of both
hands or both feet, or one hand
and one foot. $165 monthly; for
the It s ol both eyes, or both
hands ahd one foot, or both feet
and one hand, $190; for the loss
of both eyes and one hand or one
foot, $215; for the loss of both
eyes and both hands or both feet
and one hand and one foot, $265:
for the loss of both hands and
both feet, $265.
Thii should be noted: Loss of
"use" is considered the some as
“loss” in specific payments for dis-
Group: Three: There is a flat $50
monthly pension for a veteran dis-
abled after militaiv disc-hare by
a cau e not connected with mili-
tary service. But there are rigid
conditions attached to this pen-
To got it the veteran must: Be j
permanently and totally disabled;
have an annual income, if not
married, not exceeding SI,000 or. |
it married, not exceeding $2,500; I
Rationing of coffee and tea in Canada has ended
will have something really worthwhile to drink
Hitler’s reported plan to go
defeat should be enough
In some cases an old maid is on
came to hear her instead of see he
Nazis moved from Russia now I
frying pan into the line of fire
BEAUTY FOR MORALE
Can t Harm
Better learn the Truth, Mothei!
RED BIRD BIA
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Phillips, J. C. Borger Daily Herald (Borger, Tex.), Vol. 18, No. 272, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 5, 1944, newspaper, October 5, 1944; Borger, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth737398/m1/2/: accessed March 25, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Hutchinson County Library, Borger Branch.