The Denison Press (Denison, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 15, Ed. 1 Friday, July 9, 1937 Page: 1 of 4
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DENISON AND VICINITY
' Scattered Thundershowerg
I Thursday. Fri. Partly Cloudy
THE DENISON PRESS
7c PER WEEK
A FAST GROWING PAPER
Representative United Press and International News Service.
DENISON, TEXAS, FRIDAY, JULY 9th, 1937
WEBKLY FOUNDED 1930—DAILY 1984
VOL. 4—NO. 15
KRAFT BACKS MOVE
IN INTEREST OF CITY
"The Kraft-Phenix corporation
would be delighted to lend every-
thing it could to the proposed
idea as printed in the Denison
Press and which we understand
is generally shared hy Denison
By DULCE MURRAY
July 9, 1875 \
Oo. G., 24th U. S. Infantry,
passed through our streets Wed-
nesday in fine style. The soldiers
wore their dress uniforms and
white gloves, with arms and oc-
couterments in splendid condition.
The music of the fife and drum
reminded one forcibly of the days
when "Johnny went to live in a
tent" and was "grafted" into the
Two cattle trains left here
Tuesday and when near Muskogee
the rear train tried to accomplish
that which has never yet been
successfully performed on any
railroad, Although many attempts
have ibeen made. I; tried to pass
the advance train without the aid
of a switch or sidetrack. The re-
sul was a general shakeup, slight"
damage to cars and engines and
killing two or three head of cat-
tle. Nobody hurt and damage all
repaired. The trains were in
charge of Haynes and Jones, but
which, if either, was responsible,
was not learned.
A "real Granger" came into
the city Wednesday astride a
frame of bones of the horse
species, with a sheep skin thrown
over his back, looking for the
man who wanted to trade a "store
bedstead" for some wheat.
A live pig came "just a kiting"
through the tunnel which crosses
Main sreet, near the postoffice,
during the rain on Thursday ev-
ening. He was too badly fright-
ened to squeel.
July 9, 1887
The concert given Thursday
night under the auspices of the
Presbyterian church, has been
pronounced a most brilliant suc-
cess. A large audience filled the
McDougal opera house. The open-
ing overture by the Philharmonic
orchestra was excellent. Messrs.
Holloway, Watt and Charles Smith
and Oscar Menefee, vocalists and
the piano solo by Miss Jean Ache-
son were beautifully rendered.
The attraction cf the evening was,
of course, the singing of Dixie
Crooks. Public expectation had
been wrought to a high pitch and
the desire to hear our gifted so-
prano was universal among the
music loving people of Denison.
From the storms of applause and
flowers lavished upon her it would
seen none was disappointed. She
has a wonderful range of voice.
The zither and guitar duet, b"
Messrs. Frank and Walter Nevins
and the piano duet by Misse3
Jean Acheson and Alice Hanna
were excellently executed. The
programme was printed on satin
of various colors and bore the
compliments of M. H. Sherburne.
A row ofr considerable magni-
tude took place last night about
6 o'clock in front of the bank
exchange. A young attorney and
en ex-policeman were the com-
batants; neither was hurt very
Some malicious person entered
the stable of Barnard Lindsay, the
second-hand furniture man and
ruined a fine horse by cutting him
in several places with a knife.
( July 9, 1902
The sister of Mrs. Dr. Baket
was killed by lightning at Duncan,
I. T., a few days ago. The lads
was standing at a door when the
bolt descended. Another misfor*
tune followed closely—their little
Last Saturday at Sherman an
organisation, to be known as the
Antl^Saloon Law and Order Lea-
gue of Sherman, was effected and
elected officers as follows: W. E.
Boggs, president; J. M. Weems,
first vice-president and chairman
(Continued on rage 4)
people interested in furthering the
welfare of the city and the inter-
related activities and development
of the Kraft industries. Such a
feature for Denison could easily
be promoted and it would find
our concern back of it to do all
we could to puJi the p!an," de-
clared E. N. Burglund of the
Kraft organization this week.
Mr. Burglund, who is a member
of the Chamber of Commerce pub-
licity committee and who is a live
factor in the general interest of
the city of his adoption because!
of his connection with the Kraft
concern, declared that the inter-
ests of the Kraft plant here would
be greatly helped in its efforts
to contact the farmers and render
them the best service in providing
the better grade of milch cows,
the highest price for their pro-
ducts and in other ways make
their concern of still greater ben-
efit to the community.
The suggestion as carried in the
Press and which is a pet idea of,
Mayor Clarence Scott, is to intro-
duce in Denison a Kraft Week,
at which time stock of the better
grade will be displayed for the
purpose of fanners making sales
and purchases. Kraft products
will be shown and the general
background of the industry en-
couraged. Farmers could offer
for sale their products, stoek and
the whole idea be spun around
the Kraft industry
Parades, displays, awards, could
be featured, the annual event to
follow the Fat Stock show in Ft.
Worth, fine stock to be sent from
there to Denison for show pur-
posse, according to a suggestion
of Mr. Scott.
With the Kraft people moving
within a few weeks into their new
quarters in the remodeled Y build-
ing, Denison, declared Mr. Scott
recently, should have a big day of
celebration and invite farmers to
the city for the event which de-
serves to be outstanding in Deni-
The new home for the Kraft
people is their southwestern quar-
ters and means that the ilrm has
settled for all time the matter of
whether they will retain Denison
as such headquarters rather than
accept one of the many invita-
tions from other cities to estab-
lish themselves there.
"Denison is proud of the Kraft
organization. Theyi have done
much to aid the farmers for miles
around, to throw a steady sum of
money into the commercial life
of the city and in other ways con-
tribute something of inestimable
value to the city," declared May-
or Scott this week.
C. S. Williams, (Eighteenth
Cln Seniority last, Resigns
To fTake Advantage Of
Retirement Act, Reported.
For 27 Years
Low Markif. (Price / Knocks
Down On Onion (Ship-
merits by Rail, Reported.
C. S. Williams, Katy switchman
for the past twenty-seven years,
officially resigned his position
Thursday afternoon to take ad-
vantage of the railway retirement
act, recently signed by President
Roosevelt. He is the sixth Katy
employe to resign since the re-
tirement act went into effect.
Mr. Williams, before resigning,
served at the Ray terminal, tend-
ing freight cars coming in while
he was on duty. He started his
seniority November 11, 1910 and
h listed eighteenth on (the senior-
He resides at 731 West Gandy
A1 Back On
Old New York
The onion season is now com-
pleted with only about half of the
expected supply shipped by rail.
Over a thousand carloads were ej-
ected but due to a low market and
the high price of the vegetable
only 138 carloads wer? actually
handled by Katy freight.
Flatbrush Boy Leaves For Texas
In Airplane, But Winds Up Minus
Sky Charge, Flat Broke, Walking
DALLAS—If perseverance can for a job and was told his pros-
get jobs, Robert Lasky, 22, of pects were good if he could give
Brooklyn, has a job cinched with
the 1939 New Yorli World's Fair.
Lasky, a student of electrical
engineering, hit the iair men up
An old Denison and Katy land-
mark is to be demolished. The
old Katy water tank stationed at
Morgan street by Kaiy tracks is
now being torn down under direc-
tion of George Purdy, foreman.
The exact age of the tank is
not known by present Katy em-
ployes, one official explaining that
as a small boy he used to climb
about the tank playing with his
fellow companions. The speak-
si is now in his late 40's and ser-
ves as chief clerk in chnrge of
Miss Helen Liles, nurse at the
M-K-T employes hospital, departed
for a brief visit at Dallas, Friday
Due to increase in passenger
business, extra Pullman coaches
will be added to the Texas Special
and Bluebonnet Saturday to St.
Louis. The Pullman cars will
be added to other railroads at St.
Louis en into New York City.
Twenty-f< ur carloads of water-
melon were received at 11:55
Thursday night by the Katy from
the Southern Pacific to be shipped
to Kansas City and other northern
points, including St. Louis.
NEW YORK—Al Smith, hack
from the longest period at one
strecth from his old haunts, is
again on the sidewalks of New
Asked if ho intended to run for
mayor of New York, he answerCd
that he would not.
Smith, who met personally and
talked with Mussolini, while in It-
ioly, said that Mussolini asked him
what he thought of the new deal,
and he told him "not so hot."
WASHINGTON CENTER, Io.—
Firemen were called to put out a
fire that was seen to be burning
in the clock tower of the city's
big clock Smoke was soon to be
issuing from aroond the face of
the clock but no bkiBe was visible.
On reaching the tower, they
found thousands of moths with
long wings were beating them-
selves against the face of the
face of the clock and the dust
from their wings gave the appear-
ance of amoke.
W. I. Wimpee, Rockwall station
helj. ir, has entered the hospital
for extraction of teeth.
LOUISVILUE, Xy.—The State
board of health is combating an
epidemic of dysenterv, said to be
largely the result of the high
llood waters which swept this city
Deposits from the flood which
affected all drinking water is
causing trouble, it is declared,
most of the deaths which followed
being among babies and children.
Katy To Draw
State Of Texas
Favorable Attention to This
State Will Be Drawn By
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The Katy
railroad has launched a national
advertising campaign designed to
acquaint every business man in
the country with the fact that
Texas is a state of almost unlimit-
ed opportunities. The full, two
color ad appearing in the current
issues of Time, Nation's Business,
Business Week and other widely-
read publications, is the first of a
series of six, each of which it is
announced, is intended to focus
nation-wide and favorable atten
tion on the Lone Star State.
The first ad of the series shows
a relief map of Teaxs upon which
is superimposed a drawing of a
large steer, a tag on its horns
reading: "Sold for $00,00,000."
The heading says: "Texas Rings
up Another Sale—Has Money to
Spend." The text explains that
vast as it is, the cattle industry
is but one of the many in Texas
that produce huge sums annually
and quotes staggering' figures as
to the value of Texas oil produc-
tion, its cotton, wheat and fruit
crops, its manufacurted output,
"The growth and development
of Texas along agricultural, in-
dustrial and commercial lines will
prove of direct and indirect bene-
fit to the Katy," said Matthew S.
Sloan, board chairman and presi-
dent, in explaining the purpose of
the campaign. "Texans know
Texas as a state of unsurpassed
richness and unequalled opportun-
ities. Through this series of ads
the Katy in endeavoring to tell
the country at large about it with
the belief that such publicity will
do much to attract to Texas new
residents, new wealth and new in-
dustries." Mr. Sloan has spent
much of his time in Texas since
becoming head of the Katy system
three years ago and frequently
has expressed the belief that the
state is certain to enjoy an era
of unprecedented growth and
Funeral services for Grace A.
Morrison, were conducted Friday
morning at 10 o'clock from Short-
Murray chapel with Rev. Bert
Rogers, Tulsa, officiating. Inter-
ment was at Savoy wtih Short-
Pall beiarers were Bob Sampson
Bill Sampson, Pat Coffman, Rev.
Ted Pyle, Virgil Evans and Earl
them some good ideas on lighting
the exposition. To get tome new
ideas and hearing about the dis-
play at the Greater Texas and
Pan 'American Exposition, he
started to Texas to get them.
Thursday he landed in Dallas
rand the exposition, three weeks
after he had left his home in
New York, his airplane gone,
afoot and broke.
"I decided to fly here in my
plane," Lasky said. "I got as fal
as Columbus, Ga., with my me-
chanic. While my plane was
being serviced, someone threw a
cfgaret to oclose and the gasoline
ignited and there went the plane.
The explosion hurt the mechanic
anu I spent almost all my money
on his hospital and doctor bills.
"I still had « little money left,
and started to make the rest of the
trip by bus. I ran out of money
at Monroe, La., and from there I
had to walk.
"I only caught one ride, when
I was seven miles from Dallas."
When Lasky arrived at the ex-
position, his feet were so sore he
could barely walk.
HARRY SAWYER TO BE
BURIED SATURDAY ,PM
Funeral services for Harry Saw-
yer will be conducted Saturday at
<1 p. m. from the Short-Murray
chapel with Interment at Fair-
view, Short-Murray directing.
Pall bearers will be W. A. Nor-
trip, E. Hank, W. T. Hulen, G.
D .Shafer, W. A. Neef and Claude
The minister to officiate is
Harry B. McRae of Dallas, assist-
ed by Rev. S. L. Terry.
Drive Safely—Nat Ci I«mIi
Out Of J*>l
CHICAGO, 111.—After spend-
ing three years and six months
in jail, Mrs. Davy Echmeyer is
out on bond totaling $7,000.
When she refused to account for
$30,000 entrused to her from the
estate of her father-in-law.
DYER SANE, UST
A MORON, CLAIMED
LOS ANGELES -^Psychiarist
who examined Albert Dyer, con-
fessed slayer of three children,
whom were led to believe he wb?
taking them on a rabbit hunt, de-
clared him safte, but a moron.
Youths genuinely interested in
farming who want to work on a
project at one of Texas' agricul-
tural schools this summer and
attend special agriculture courses
may coi municate with District N
YA offices at "Marshall, Dallas,
Houston, Fort Worth, Waco, Aus-
tin, San Antonio, Amarillo, Lub-
bock, or San Angelo. About 550 i
youths will be selected for tbe '
project and training course.
Visits Home In
J. D. Bond, advertising man and
decorator for the J. W. Madden
store, spent a part of this week
visiting with his parents at Ach-
ille, Okla. He says he went'with
his father into the fields of that
vicinity to inspect crop conditions.
"They are the finest I have
seen in Years. The corn, altho
needing one rain, will make good.
Cotton is plentiful, fast approach-
ing the pieking point and there is
nothing in the way of insects both-
ering it. They have received
good yield-find prices for grain
and all in all things are looking
fine for the farmer," the Denison
Mr. Bond said that he pot in
some good words for Denison
while there and Tioped for some
of the cotton and corn to be mar-
LET'S TALK ABOUT CLOTHES
DENTON—Dame Fashion, can-
not get along without her sister,
Lady Complexion Hints. The most
glamorous or attractive costuming
can do nothing for a woman wh>
has forgotten to take care of her
During the past several years
summer clothes have called for
and been designed around dark
skins and those unfortunates who
could not manage the tan had to
apply dark cream and powder to
keep in style. The trend this year
is toward naturalness in this year
is toward naturalness in skin
makeup as in everything else.
To be fashionable today one
must acquire a moderate tan, not
black and not white, which is
about the amount most people
would get under ordinary summer
circumstances anyway. This
means that one can join in any
outdoor activity wihout fear,
but that the long hours of ardu-
ous sun-bathng are no longer nec-
If an overdose of sunshine is
received, the victim should takf
advantage of the three or four
creams now on the market which
really take the redness and pain
way from the burn overnight.
Then a generous supply of skin
oil will help the inevitable dryness
♦ hat follows.
' If" the skn is too white for the
"sporty look." girls at Texas State
College for Women advocate
about ten or fifteen minutes in
the sun every day. One should not
apply a great deal of cooling
cream after such outings, for
most of these lotions take away
the tan as with the heat.
For the freckle problem cos
meticians have also come forward
with cream that actually keepi
these beauty-destroyers away, but
the trick lies in applying it all
during the day.
Schools To Begin September
8 and iClose May 27, Ear-
liest in Several (Years;
Christmas Is Shortened.'
Mrs. George Adams, With
School System Years Ac-
cepts Job In Oklahoma.
Holidays for Denison school
children for the 1037-38 school
year were outlined by the city
school board at a meeting Thurs-
For the first time in several
years schools will close earlier in
the summer and have less days
off for the Christmas holidays,
B. McDaniel, superintendent, said.
The schools will close May 27.
Opening September 8, that day
and the two following will allow
for the extra day following
Thanksgiving and one preceding
and following Easter, Mr. McDan-
iel pointed out. Other holidays
will be November 11. November
25, February 22 and April 21.
of eleven days.
Mrs. George Adams, teacher in
the elementary schools at Peabody
for the past several years, offi-
cially resigned her position Thurs-
day night to accept another in the
Allen, Oklahoma, system.
Another teacher to replace Mrs.
Adams in the local system will
probably be made in the next few
weeks, it was reported.
Hope of Finding
Christmas holidays the
will close December 23
pen January 3, a period
.1. C. Brown is held on a drunk
er, driving charge by city police
today following a wreck with a
Fort Worth man in the 700 block
South Armstrong avenue shortly
after 3:30 Thursday afternoon.
Brown, driving a ear, is alleged
to have collided with another ma-
chine driven by a Mr. Hanson,
badly damaging both vehtcles.
Brown was said to have agreed
to have Mr. Hanson's ear repair-
ed to the extent of $l<i7.
A story appearing yesterday in
the Press concerning a youth who
lost an arm as the result of res-
cuing a cat from a tree when the
boy believed it was in trouble, is
not so strange except more are
not injured seriously in the same
manner. They, being children,
cannot think that a cat was made
to climb and comes naturally. One
time, long years ago, this corres-
pondent "saved" a dog from
drowning in a deep creek in West
Texas, only to have him jump
back in the water and swim
around immediately after being
taken to land and "safety." There
is an instinctive tender feeling
for any animals in children that
makes them go to great length,
sometime, to show it.
Miles Fail to
Sixty-Six Thousand Miles
Coverefd By Rescue Ships
But No Traces $een Of
Earhart or Companion.
Over Wide Area
If Plane Hasn't Sank, Good
Possibility Pair Are Alive,
Belief Expressed Today.
Judge turns out this one: If
those guest artists on the radio
behave anyhing like the guests
we have over the weekend, it
won't be long now til! they ap-
pear on a program >fln'i bring
along six or seven friends.
Hither And Yon
nrl«« SAFELY—Not I
The streets of old Cairo with
their groaning bazaars—typical
cross section all that the Orient
lias to offer. Narrow crooked
streets arc- they, but flat streets,
permitting of the passage, though
difficult, of automobiles, which
was an impossibility in the older
quarters of Algiers and Jerusalem
due to the step formation. The
treets of Cairo are literally pack-
ed in true u'.ti'a sardine fashion,
with every type of person, form
of animal both dead and living,
and every kind of vehicle or con-
veyance. The driver of our auto,
even though using extreme care,
caught a fender behind the hig.i
wide cartwheel of an on-coming
wagon, drawn by borros and ov-
erflowing with both produce ard
people. Result—one grand spill
from the high and crowded over-
load into the lower, touring car
type of automobile with its car-
go of sightseers! Contents of the
overflow were as follows I youth
of approximately 10 years, 1 un
clad baby, 1 rooster. Large bunch
of tin and crepe paper flowers.
(Yes, they have the fad, even in
Egypt of trying to frugally con-
vert empty park and bean cans
into baskets of artificial begon-
ias. Possibly it is in Cairo that
the pestilence started—after all,
more than one "curse" has been
traced to Egypt already!) But to
get back to the contents of the
fall: included also was some
cheap jewelry, a dessicated and
dehydrated hind quarter of mut-
ton and an over-ripe cabbage I
There is a standing joke around
a newpsnper office concerning the
use of "rendering" in connection
wil singers or musicians. The dis-
tionary defines the word as: "to
tear apart with violence; split;
lacerate." Another one is to
"launch" a move. The word is
defined: "to move of cause to
slide into water, as a vessel; hurl;
dart; sent forth." Maybe they
mean the move is all wet.
Reading a column is like taking
a drink of a new kind. If you
like the first taste, you take an-
other. If that one is pleasing,
you go a little further, then on
'til! the whole is consumed. If a
bad taste is left in the mouth,
you don't try it again unless forc-
ed or a glutton for punishment.
According to the Van Alatyne
leader, two of their star football
players, Ray Rodd and Harold
Austin, were injured in an acci-
dent earlier this week. Which
brings us to the fact that it would
be nice if the Jacket B team this j
fall could arrange a match with
the Van outfit. It would be worth
the moivsy to watch, even the!
South Grayson boys would prob-
ably give the locals a shellacking..
There hasn't been a jjood B team!
around hei e in many venrs.
which have been searching for
Amelia Earbart and her compan-
ion have covered an estimated
area of KG,300 square miles, no
trace of them has been found and
among those leading in the search
there is a growing conviction that
they will never be found. While
not making a public statement to
that effect, they are thought to
be privately holding such convic
It is declared, that ever though
so good a flier as the lost aviatrix
should try to land on a reef in
that area, it would mean a crack-
up of the plane, so rough is the
No word of any positive signal
from the plane has been received,
this establishing the theory that
if the plane were above water,
which it would have to be to pro-
tect the batteries controling the
signaling, she could have been
Up to early Friday, there has
positively been no established
communication made with the
the last message that
the plane was running low on fuel
supply and would have to be
Planes from the battleship Col-
orado returned late Thursday with
no word of sighting or contacting
the missing plane. This completed
the second day of such effort.
Additional planes will be sent out
aagin Friday and Saturday
1 Inasmuch as the couple is
| equipped with enough food to
J last for days and also the fact
they have a device to vaporize
; salt water to make it fit for
! drinking and other equipment,
j hope is held that the fliers may
| hold out until they are located.
In a film the other day:
the players spoke thusly,
the truest we have ever
"America is free and the people j DrCSS T*0
are great joiners. There will al-j
ways be the time when racketeers
can form organizations for their j
own gain through the ignorance j
of the people. If they would stop!
and think there would be an end
to such organizations."
Go To Party But
May Be Shroud
an Downs Peanuts."
posed to be quite a
Down at the Dallas Exposition,
the boys are lowering the en-
trance rates at the Casino because
they want "everybody to see it."
From reports coming his way it
seems the show is just as gor-
geous as is advertised, but the
prices after one gets inside some-
times makes the gl't.ter tarnish.
Again others say it can't hold a
candle to the Billy Rose show at
DALLAS—Joy turned to sor-
row here Thursday afternoon
v hen Miss Lorene Watson, 26,
reads "Bry- was ironing a party dress. It may
Is that sup- j he used as her shroud.
feat? i Found lying on the floor near
hi. ironing board with an electric
iron underneath her, coroners
first believed her death came from
electrocution. A closer observation
led officers to say she died from
a heart attack.
The body was discovered two
hours after death by the owner
of the house occupied by Miss
Watson and her sister, as he came
with a carpenter to get estimates
of some necessary repair work.
Pathfinder describes a woman
embezzler as: "A respected mem-
ber of her community, She neither
drinks, gambles nor speculates.
Altho she has not had a college
education, she is fairly intelligent
and a good worker.- Thirty-five
years old, she is marriod and
works in a mercantile firm. She
ha* never known real poverty,
but has known what It is to want
things she could not honestly ob-
PASADENA. Cay.—Atoe Teal,
roomer in a hotel here, wag found
dead in his room by his room
mate last night. He had been
shot though the heart,
If yon do not get you papei
delivered to yon by 6 p. m. •itef
lay, please phone 800 end on>
will be eent you.
THE DENISON PRESS
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