Borger Daily Herald (Borger, Tex.), Vol. 16, No. 80, Ed. 1 Monday, February 23, 1942 Page: 2 of 6
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Monday February 13. 1941
No Overtime Pay Qn Bataan
How mony hours a week do the boys on Bataan
work-5 If the Japs attack on Sunday do you think the
American troops demand double time for overtime-5
Maybe some of MacArthur's men don't like one
of his sergeants Do you believe they pull the trigger
fewer times per hour because of that peeve?
The answers come quick and easy. Do they come
the same way in the battle of Detroit-5 On that vital
production front we have recently witnessed these
A great squabble about double time for Sunday
Several slowdowns in a bomber parts plant be-
cause some of the men got sore at one of their fellow
When will we Americans awake to the tragic
absurdity of the 40-hour week in wartime-5 Will we
awake after the war is lost, when, as in France today,
men will labor untold hours for a pittance that
amounts to slavery under a foreign master?
Many peacetime proponents of the short work
week are now its loudest critics. War changes many
things, and this, they rightly maintain, is one of them.
When Congress voted the wage-hour law, the
nation understood that one of its aims was a limitation
on hours, to spread employment. That goal now is to
get more—not less—work from every American.
It may be contended that the 40-hour week is
no restirction, that all an employer has to do is to tell
the men to work, say 48 hours—and pay them time-
and-a-half for the extra 8 hours.
This 50 per cent pay increase adds to the manu-
facturing cost. It means a bigger war bill which the
public—all of us—has to pay. And this in the hour
of peril when we are all being told that we must sac-
The government urges the employer to work
longer hours as a patriotic contribution, then insists
that he pay a 50 per cent penalty on overtime.
How do American workers feel about it? This
much is certain: No truly American worker would
quibble about time-and-a-half if he knew his extra
hours might help even up the battle on Bataan.
The work week is between 55 and 60 hours in
Great Britain. It is between 60 and 70 hours in Ger-
This is war. Every American must work as many
hours as compatible with maximum efficiency. He
should be paid for every hour, at his regular pay rate.
The 40-hour week overtime penalties—like excessive
profits—are holding back the war effort. For the dura-
tion, they must go!
-LETTERS TO EDITOR-
Yale Shows The Way
Tradition has it that early-day students at Yale
University chopped wood, cleared brush and worked
In the fields around New Haven to meet expenses
and make the place every bit as attractive as, say,
that school at Cambridge, Mass.
Well, the sons of Eli will soon be doing it again.
President Seymour of that venerable institution re-
veals Yale will require all students to take physical
training to equip them for service in the armed forces.
Of course there will be baseball, swimming, tennis
and other familiar sports, but after working up a good
sweat at such "sissy" pastimes these fellows will be
to chopping wood, digging ditches, sawing wood and
other "quick-Henry-the-arnica" activities.
Sure, we're soft, mentally and physically, so it's
Stinnett Reader Sees Americans
Sent In Slavery To Japan, Europe
If We Fail To Win This Struggle
Feb. 19. 1942
I read with great interest your
editorial in last night’s paper and
must say that you summed up
what has been on the minds of
the majority of the people that
I’ve talked to the last few weeks.
We must come to realize two
things. First we can lose this war.
You remember the little rhyme
'wc used to learn as kjds^ It goes
“For the sake of a nail a horse
For the sake of a horse the
rider was lost
For the sake of the rider the
message was lost,
For the sake of the message the
battle was lost,
For the sake of the battle the
war was lost,
For the sake of the war a na-
tion was lost.
For he sake of a nail a nation
Ah, the irony of fate! We
might well apply this rhyme to
the present day. It would be too
bad if a nation was lost due to
an insufficient supply of some
needed material. Too many of us
surpass that of today in this
country‘ By 1985 these things will
have been arranged and worked
out and into operation.
Every home in the world will
be a home such as we have here
today. Somebody says “Your’e
Nuts,” but I’ll refer them to you
and your editorial — It’s fantas-
tic but it can happen.
, sumed tha '
gej no cl
good to see Yale lead out in a campaign to make j i°m 111 1,,c “aves” and “huzzas’’
flabby muscles as unpatriotic as warbling the
Wessel" song at a defense bond rally.
Say II Isn'l So
Just as though we didn't have enough worries,
along comes a bad blow at the solar plexus of our
morale. We object. We protest. We cry out for relief..
In fact, we are yelling our heads off about this:
Frankie Baker, of the famed "Frankie and
Johnny" team testifying in a St. Louis court that she
shot her unfaithful lover with a "small caliber pistol "
not the .44 of song.
Next they will be telling us that Steve Brodie
didn't jump off Brooklyn Bridge, that Mrs. O'Leary's, .......... „ uouai ......
cow diant start the Chicago fire, and that Adolf world revolution: .....
Schickgruber wasn't Vienna's greatest paperhanaer I ,ose-weH we’u leave this thought.
__ k k y • j noticed an item at the bottom
and words of praise for the gal-
lant band on Bataan and then
return home to curse those who
are rationing sugar, tires, etc. The
thing to think of at the time you
start to condemn someone is the
fact that there is the actual pos-
sibility of losing everything in the
Pacific because we don’t have the
boats to supply the men that are
there. Boats and then planes. But
The second thing we must keep
in mind that this is not a war
in the sense we have always
thought of wars before. Prior to
this, after a war, we went back to
our old way of. life1 and things
went on as usual. But this as a
of a newspaper column the oth-
er day. It read to this effect-
The Catawba Indian tribe has declared war on ; - —... .. .......„ ......
Germany. They must have seen that long lock of hair The first shipment of Russian
down over Hitler's eyebrow ! prisoners arrived in Germany to-
The war will make women's hats more sensible,
says a millinery designer. Instead of wasting fruit and
vegetables on hats, we'll put 'em on the table.
day to start work in the coal
The nation's hens broke all records by laying
3,371,000,000 eggs in January. They also serve who
what losing the war
means — Slavery — except for
a minority of Axis sympathiz-
ers. And there would be little
chance of rebellion — because
we would be shifted, some to
The fisherman who used to catch old brass beds
and tires can hardly wait until spring.
THE BORGER DAILY HERALD
Published at 205 North Main Street Borger, Texas Every Evening
except Saturday, and on Sunday Morning by Panhandle ‘Publishing I one
Company, Inc. — Publishers
J C. Phillips___________
One Year ______________
Editor and Manager
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Entered as second-clfc s matter November 23, 1926 at the Post
Office at Borger. Texas, under the Act of March 8, 1897.
The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use of republi- j tlve »£’cement w ith Russia
cation of aii news dispatches credit to it or not otherwise. i the world’s standard of living
Japan to work in factories,
some to France to farm, some
to Germanv, etc., while the Ax
is populate would pour into this
country to settle and take
over our homes, etc.
However wc intend to win. and .
when we do, China will have to I
; be modernized, Japan will have |
| to be civilized, and all Europe
j Americanized What a terrific job
j that will be! Nearly as big as the
on hand. Famine will un-
doubtedly strike and strike hard.
Great areas in China, India and
Africa will be cleared, plowed
and farmed to feet! the world. The
English language will flourish and J
spread, the United States will be j
the leading nation of the world
I and we will work out a co-opera-
! tive arm>nw>nl with Pn.,,. and i
By DeWITT MacKENZIE
Wide World War Analyst
England's reported decision to
grant additional powers of self-
government to a politically hun-
gry British India has the ear-
marks in these initial stages of be-
ing one of the great developments
of our time.
If it means what preliminary
advices seem to indicate and the
Indians find it acceptable, then
it becomes a matter of vast im-
portance to the whole world, and
for three wholly unrelated rea-
First: Strategically it is a
powerful move to win India's
full war-support for defense
against Japanese invasion
which, if successful, might en-
able Nippon and Germany to
join hands and overrun a major
portion of the globe. Freedom is
the price which British India
is demanding for all-out cooper-
ation with England.
Second: It is another mile-
stone in the enochal chance which
has been going on since the last
war in the structure of the
mighty British empire. Let us dis-
pa.- sinnately call this change a
shrinkage in the imperial status
of the domains upon which the
sun never sets, and a broadening
of that aspect which is known
as the Bitish commonwealth of
nations. That is, a group of whol-
ly independent nations which are
voluntarily grouped for mutual
Third: It will bring advance-
ment to an empire of 389,000,000
people who are undveloped but
who are potentially great.
When this column a few days I
ago said the position was such j
that one would expect Britain to j
make an offer of this sort, there i
was no outward indication that j
such a move was contemplated.
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temporarily at least.
Authorities in Batavia as well
as the Netherlands government
in exile at London joined in tem-
pered claims of a victory over the
invasion fleet. It was the London
government which said that only
one invasion ship escaped des-
tuction and that by flight.
The fleet of warships and
transports which the Japanese
sent against Bali appeared to have
been pounded to pieces by the
running atack of Dutch and Am-
erican warships and planes in Ba-
li's close waters.
It would not be incompatible
with such a drubbing at sea for
numbers of the sea-borne troops
to have won land positions before
their ships ^ere blasted behind
it could be as-
tasands of Japanese
to Bali than its
oal of the landing
to have been Den-
pasar airdrome near the southern
coast of Bali. This was acknow-
ledged today to be in the en-
Acknowledging partial success
of the Japanese lunge at Bali, a
Batavia announcement said:
“On the other hand, a strong
Allied naval and air offensive
against the Japanese expedition-
ary fleet was so successful that
not a single warship or transport
remained near Bali to give the
Japanese troop support or sup-
“Details of Japanese losses in
this action still are not complete
but thev are understood to have
If the enemy is to exploit his
foothold he must get through a
fresh invasion force.
The Netherlands government
in London declared that the
greater part of the original in-
vasion armada aimed at Bali had
been destroyed or badly damaged
by Dutch and United States
planes and warships.
Java's peril, nevertheless, was
grave. Dutch land forces evident-
ly were fighting no more than a
delaying action in southern Su-
matra to guard the 14-mile-wide
water jump at the western end
of Java. At the other end of the
elongated island. Bali is separated
from the Java shore only by a
(Continued From Page On*)
German Iron Crosses.
Abbaticchio said the quantity of
contrabrand seized was consider-
ably more than was turned in
earlier in the year by aliens living
in this area.
(Continued From Pag* One)
U. S. And Dutch
(Continued From Pag* One)
in another quarter. Undoubtedly
the Japanese would try to cap-
italize on their airdrome position
for the landing of airborne troops,
but it seemed unlikely that the
field had been left intact for such
Thuz. for the first time in the
new Pecific wer. a sizeable
Japanese expeditionary force
was exposed to annihilation —
wish you complete victory over
| the German-Fascist invaders . . .
The Russians — and the world,
i too — had anticipated eagerly the
24th anniversary of the creation
I of the army which threw back
the Hitlerite forces in the deep
i snows of the western front. They
! had qx petted that widespread
liberation of Soviet soil fr<?m the
Germans would be announced,
but the morning hours passed in
Moscow without anything more
specific than the midnight com-
: munique. which merely repeated
generalities that the Red army
. “advanced and took several oc-
NAN FHANCIKt ’O, M> 23
While mot Srtri FimihImii
area machine shops were Idle
day in a dispute over whether 1 VOU1’ li"
employers or employes should 1 working "*'<lei.
snrrifirc to keep the defense in-
dustries operating on a holiday,
550 men in one plant worked and
assigned their paychecks to the
Navy Relief Society.
A few of the other 200 machine
shops in the area, all engaged in
war industry, worked at the dou-
ble time rate, provided in con-
tracts with the AFL metal trades.
The others, employing around
10,000 men, were closed J>ecause
union officiate "would not order
men to work at straight time
and employers would not pay
You've got exactly one week to
lights In proper
Chief of Police Dale Lane this
morning said beginning next Mon-
day he and his deputies would
"nab" anyone whose lights are
not up to par.
“There's been too many one-
pved cars around town lately,"
the chief said.
A fine will be inflicted upon
At Union Hall
Defense Stamp Sales
Hit New High Nark
Nind Tour Nanners
Test your knowledge of correct
social usage by answering the
following questions, then check-
ing against the authoritative ans-
1. If a baby is asleep when
you call on friends should you
expect them to wake the baby
up so that you can see it?
2. If you know that a mar ,____ . .... ____ „
ried couple must find someone to j Defense Bonds and Stamps, which
WASHINGTON, D. C— Sales
of ten cent Defense Savings
Stamps during January increased
nearly 500 percent over the pre-
vious high mark established in
December, 1941, according to fig-
ures published today by the
Treasury Department. January
sales for the five denominations
of stamps aggregated $51,005,736.-
80 as compared with the Decem-
ber total of $25,650,562.80.
The sale of Defense Savings
Stamps of all denominations kept
pace with the general increase of
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stay with their children if they
go out in the evening, should you
try to extend invitations to them
several days in advance?
3. If you have a cold should
you put off calling on friends
who have children until you are
completely over it?
4. Must you serve liquor, even
though you can’t afford it, be-
cause your friends always do?
5. Should you pay social calls
on persons who are packing to
What would you do if—
A neighbor calls and you have
work that cannot be put off—
iai Explain to the neighbor and
ask her to excuse you?
(b> Keep glancing at the clock,
hoping she will take the hint
increased from $528,599,00 in De-
cember to $1,060,647,000 during
To Hear FDR
Time out will be called at to-
night’s WPA folk dancing class
speech. Homer Poole, director
speech, Homer PoPoPle, director
of the project, announced this
The classes, open to anybody,
are attracting large followers of
the put-your-little-foot and other
heel and toe antics.
Dancing lasts from 8 until 11
p.m., in the city hall.
tion was widespread. At Detroit,
center of vast war industries, all
big plants were working in full
Congress paid its customary
tribute to the Revolutionary war
leader with the reading in both
Houses of his farewell address.
Senator Green (D-RI* read the ad-
dress in the Senate and Represen-
tative Stefan iR-Neb' in the house.
Tonight, while Democrats gath-
er for their Washington Day din-
ners. President Roosevelt will re-
port to the nation on the progress
of the war. It will he his third
major address since the American
entry into the war last December,
and will be broadcast over all
major networks at 9 p. m. CST.
(Continued From Pag* One)
(Continued From Pag* One)
Would You Do”
The smallest American mam-
mal the smokev mountain shrew,
has a life span of less than a year.
Florida’s Gulf coastline is 674
miles long, compared to it's At-
lantic coastline of 472 miles.
tended the meeting.
Another topic of discussion con-
cerned plans to begin actual rifle
shooting practice on the old Texas
National Guard rifle range near
Canyon. Roberts reported. This
will be undertaken after the
weather is better.
Major Roberts estimated about
which arrived over the stricken
vessel a half hour after the De-
plata's radio sent out a warning.
Capt. Roelof Brouwer said ho
believed two submarines took
part in the attack and that the
ship was struck by two torpedoes
and missed by a third. The De-
plata’s gun crew fired more than
a dozen shots during the attack
Soon after the second torpedo
struck, flooding the engine room,
Capt. Brouwer, the gun crew and
others still aboard the vessel took
the last life raft and abandoned
LARAMIE. W.vo., Feb. 23. —
Bill Strannigan of Wyoming fail-
ed to score a field goal against
70 men attended the meeting. The j Brigham Young, the first time he
affair was marked by a large num- 1 had been blanked in 12 years.
BY SAMUEL HOPKINS ADAMS
NBA SERVICE, INC.
KEEP EM FLYINGI
TT was then that Juddy laughed
out loud. It was a queer spot
for a laugh. Or was it? There
was something sort of triumphant
about that laugh.
Maurie Sears went crazy. “Good
God! Juddy!” he yelled. His voice
dropped to a snarl. “You dirty
coward! You’ve got her there to
save you hide.”
“That’s a lie, Maurie Sears,” I
“Mom, too!” He sort of gasped.
But his thought was all for my
pal. “You can’t stay there,” he
said, like a man praying. “You
can’t . . . my sweet. . . . Oliver,
if you’re a man you’ll give her to
Juddy said, “He can’t. I won’t
Maurie whirled around to face
the mob. It was inching forward.
“Men, there are two ladies in
“Let ’em get out. Nobody wants
to harm the gals.”
Doc's voice snapped. “Keep
back, there. No further!’’
“You can’t hold them,” Maurie
I said in Doc’s ear, “Ask ’em for
10 minutes to confer on it.”
He passed it to Maurie, and
Maurie put it to the crowd and
reported back that they’d stand
for five minutes; no more. Back in
the darkness a voice was shouting,
“Where’s those fatwood
I touched Old Swoby on the
shoulder. “Take your coat and
pants off,” I told him.
I shucked my clothes and got
him into them. There was some
hay in the corner to fill out the
proper curves. Lucky I had on
the old, floppy bonnet I usually
wore around the camp. That
would pretty well hide his face.
I made him walk across the floor
a couple of times to get the right
gait. Then I called Dolf. He fig-
ured to be the best part of the
disguise, being a famous figure in
the locality, and everybody know-
ing he was my watchdog. While
I was walking Swoby I outlined
what he had to do and prayed God
he could do it.
“It’s simple,” I said. “The only
question is whether you’ve got the
guts to carry it through.”
“Then I go," he said. “I’m
afraid: yes. But I go.”
“Atta boy!” I patted his shoul-
der. “Wait till I speak my lines,
then walk out there like you was
in a hurry but not too much of a
hurry. Beat it for the woods.”
' OPENED the door and stuck out
ray head with the bonnet on it.
The crowd gave me a hand.
“It’s Mom Baumer! In person.”
“Howdy, Mom.” “Make mine a
pork barbecue with eawfee.”
“Say it, Mom.”
“I suppose you birds are think-
ing it’s you that are getting me
out of here. You couldn't get me
out with a cable; I’d see you in
hell first. But—well—you all
know- my little skunk. I gave a
yank on the leash and Dolf stuck
his nose out. “I reckon I’d better
take him out, as he’s in a hurry.
O. K. by you?”
"Sure, Mom!" By the laugh I
got I knew it was going all right.
‘You get your big dogs out of
the way.” Those bloodhounds
didn't fit into my plan at all.
That struck them as good sense.
They shut the hounds in the
I ducked hack, handed the leash
to Old Swoby. jammed the bonnet
down over his ears, and gave him
a shove. I figured that nobody in
that bunch was going to interfere
with a skunk who was in a hurry.
Old Swoby was good. He waved
his hand and scuttled for the
nearest thicket. As he left the
crowd heard the voice under the
“Thanks, gents. Back in five
That’s what they thought they
heard. Juddy and Doc nearly
threw a fit. I never told ’em that
I’d done a vaudeville turn as a
ventriloquist when I was on the
It looked like everything was
going to be O. K. Old Swoby
would have time to reach the
woods. The bloodhounds wouldn’t
be after him this time. But I
wasn’t too easy in the old mind
when I tried to figure what would
happen when they found the
game had slipped them.
The moon backed into a cloud.
I got the impression of a lot of
movement going on outside. The
firing started up again. I let off
the old pump-gun out the back
window, by the way of warning.
From what I could make out,
Mauiie Sears was doing his best
to hold them. He called:
“Mom! Juddy! Are you coming
Juddy didn’t answer. Maurie
was hurrying up and down, now,
trying to be everywhere at once
There were scattering shots again.
I couldn’t see him now. Somebody
“My God! They’ve got Sears!"
"Who did it?"
“One of those rats in there."
rI'lHE low mutter went through
* the crowd and got deeper and
savager, like nothing human. It
went down my spine like dripping
ice. I knew then it was lifc-and-
death now for Doc anyway, if they
thought he fired the shot.
A bunch of them came out of
cover and carried something to-
ward the house. Doc opened the
door enough for a look-see. No-
body was coming our way. Doc
She went over to him.
"Tli is may seem a queer time to
say it. But I don’t want you to
think that I cheated you.”
She put out her hands to him.
“Oh, Loren!” she said.
He held out his arms. She came
into them as if she belonged there.
But it wasn’t what she expected.
He swung her out through the
door and barred it behind her.
She turned and beat at the heavy
logs like a crazy thing until some
young chaps ran up and dragged
her away. They looked to me like
Welliver boys. O. K. We’d have
some friends in the crowd when
it came to a showdown.
“I’d do the same to you if I
were big enough," he said.
Everything was so quiet outside
we could hear them calling from
bush to bush.
“Is he dead?”
"As good as. They got him
through the lungs.”
“I’d hate to be the guy that did
“That rat Oliver done it. I seen
him draw a bead through the
window." That was Bixie Oroff.
“Get the fatwood. We’ll burn
him out and string him up."
"Come on, fellas.” That was
Bixie again. “What the hell we
doodlin around for? Let’s get
’ Shoot that guy. Doc,” I said.
“I’m holding my shots," he said.
He kind of laughed. “Come over
here and give me a kiss, Mom,
and then get out of here." You’re
no use to me now." What I an-
swered him didn't take much
time. “Don’t be vulgar. Mem.”
he said and laughed again.
The torches began coming then,
curving through the air and land-
ing on all sides, but most of them
short. One rolled under my win-
dow and I doused it with a pail of
water Another one. near the
corner. I couldn’t reach. Smoke
began to come up.
Those brave, bloodthirsty
lynchers weren’t taking any
chances with their precious hides.
They were possum hunters; burn
’em out and pop 'em down The
smoke was thickening when I
heard the prettiest music that
ever blessed my old ears. It was
the police siren. Two cars came
in on the high jump and four
husky young cops tumbled out. -
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Harold Nmggins and wax cimrlip
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An open meeting for all retail
and wholesale employes will be
held tomorrow night at 8 o’clock
In the Oil Workers International
Union Hull, 724 N. Main, accord-
ing to Guy Wiley, secretary of
the United Retail and Wholesale
Employes of America, local 356.
“The meeting will be of great-
est importance to the retail and
wholesale employes as advantages
of the organization will be outlin-
ed," Wiley said today.
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