The Denison Press (Denison, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 67, Ed. 1 Wednesday, September 8, 1937 Page: 1 of 4

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VOL. 4—NO. 67
Meritor Dissatisfied with Showing of Charges
This Week; Greenville High Scheduled to
Give Thorough Test of Denison Strength
Oenison high school Yellow
Jackets went through their last
scrimmage and hard workout of
the week Tuesday afternoon in
preparation for their opening
g.ime against Greenville at Green-
ville Friday night.
Chicago Gains
By Taking One
Off Cardinals
Giants Idle To Have Lead
Cut to Two and A Half
Games; Sens Win a Pair
Perhaps those Giants aren't go-
tfig anywhere after all. At least
they can't be counted in until the
ever-dangerous Cubs are counted
out and that looks a long way off.
Tuesday, afternoon the Cubs
knocked the New Yorkers' lead
down to two and a half games by
trampling St. Louis 8 to 5 behind
the" five-hit flinging of Bill Lee.
The Giants were idle. Taking a
four-run lead in the opening
frame, Chicago was never headed,
although the score was 5-all for a
couple of innings.
Brooklyn took another game
from Boston 6 to 1 when Fitz-
simmons and Ilensliaw combined
to Hurl six-hit ball". A four-run
splurge in the eighth put the game
on ice. They were the only two
games scheduled in the National
In the single contest of the
younger league, Washington hand-
ed Boston losses in both ends of
a double header 11 to 6 and 5 to
Texas league results were: San
Antonio 3, Galveston 1. All other
games were either not scheduled
or rained out.
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A. R. King, general office a<v
countant, left Tuesday, night for
Dallas to be at the bedside of his
sister, reported seriously ill. *
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Carl Miller, of the manufactur-
ing department, has returned with
-Mrs. Miller after a week's vaca-
tion .Galveston beaches.
Coach Logan Stollenwerck, dis-
satisfied with the showing the
Jackets have made this week in
workouts, could not tell what to
expect from them against the
Lions. He said he could deter-
mine what he could expect this
season after the Greenville game,
an outfit which should test the
Jackets to the nth degree.
The mentor said his charges
"looked great" in a few hard ses-
sions at their encampment last
week, but they were a little below
par so far this week.
The Jackets, hoping to avenge
a 56-0 plastering handed them by
the Hunt county, team in their last
get-together in 1935, have been
working hard sfnee the training
season. That is, as hard as the
coaching staff will allow them to
under present weather conditions.
The Jackets have never won a
game from Greenville since the
two teams started almost annual
games several years ago.
Reports for the Lion camp in-
dicate the boys there will be in
fair shape for the Denison game,
although a few weak spots, left
open by graduation last fall, have
yet to be satisfactorily filled by
Coaches Stallworth and Baker.
They do took forward to a better
season than 1936 when the Lions
had a tough time beating any of
the teams it met and lost most of
them. The Lions last fall had one
of the most ambitious schedules
in high school circles.
Besides scrimmages in the Jack-
et camp here Tuesday, the players
were drilled long and hard on pass
defense and punt returns. Wednes-
day they will undergo more pass
defense, kickoff returns and dum-
my defensive. Thursday place
kicking, dummy scrimmage and
kickoff practice is on tap, Stollen-
werck said.
China Shoot City Profs
Down Jap
Aerial Craft
Anti-Aircraft Guns of Chin-
ese Bring Down 61 Planes
Estimate Shows; Marines
Solicit Citizens to Leave
Roosevelt Is
Car Representative in Shang-
hai Tells President Amer-
icans There Not Quitters
. NANKIN—Chinese anti-aircraft
guns have so far destroyed 61 Jap-
anese planes in their fight against
the invaders, it was disclosed
Classified, there are 29 heavy
planes, 24 lighter ones, 5 pursuit
planes and three others.
Miss Estelle Bean hag resumed
her duties in the laboratory after
spending ths weekend and Labor
Day in Dallas.
Jack Murphy has returned to
his duties in the maufacturing de-
partment after visits in Chicago
and FreeporE, 111. Inspection of
Kraft plants located mere were
also made by Mr. Murphy during
his visit.
Miss Evelyn Dolan, genera! of-
fice accountant, is confined at a
local hospital today for an appen-
dicular operation.
Drive Safety—Not t,ir'«uli
l On page 2 of today's Denison
Press under the hending BUSI-
find a list of progressive busi-
ne sea similar to this. , . .
Railroad News
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Cotton loadings reached its peak
Tuesday with the best cotton
shipments in ten years reported.
The loadings consisted of 4,006
bales in 134 cars.
Final plans have been made for
the running of the football spec-
ial Friday, to Greenville at which
point the Yellow Jackets will of-
ficially open their football season.
The train will consist of seven or
eight coaches, depending on the
number of persons to make the
trip and will leave the Union sta-
tion here at 6:30 p. m. The train
is scheduled to leave Greenville at
11:10 P- m. i,
A freight carload of garlic was
shipped over the Katy Tuesday,
bound for San Antonio from Chu-
lar, Calif.
A car of polo ponies will be
added to the Flyer Thursday en-
route to Houston from racing
stables at Chicago.
A carload of materials arrived
Tuesday from the American Car
Co., St. Louis, to further construc-
tion work now under way at the
local carBliops.
Dreamy Spinach
On Bird Roofing
Have your roof fixed with Bird
Roofing, your house painted and I
repairs) and have jt all included
In one bill with payments spread
over a R month to 3 year period.
. . . read $his directory. . . then
do your buying from the firms'
vol find listed In the Denison
Press Yott'U find that It payp.
LONG BEACH Cal.—When Mr.
and Mrs. J. Grace ate some spin-
ach they gathered near their homo
they, bocame deathly sick and were
sent to the hospital.
Investigation as to what they
ate showed the plant to be mari-
juana instead of spinach.
Dog Unionized
NEW YORK—A dog named CI
O was jailed today with his owner
for union activities. The dog,
wearing a label in front of a res*
taurant declared the piace to be
SHANGHAI —. Amercain ma-
rines became door bell ringers fol-
lowing notice given by the United
States that Ameicans who remain
in China do so at their own risk.
Marines went from place to place
soliciting those who wished to take
advantage of the opportunity to
It is declared that the prestige
of the United States in the Orient
has reached the lowest point in a
hundred years following the dec-
laration that Americans remain in
China at their own risk. Furious
resentment was made by Ameri-
can business interests, which are
declared to be heavily hit by the
declaration that Americans will
not be protected along with their
life's savings.
Americans have an investment
in China of over $150,000,000.
A note of protest was sent to
President Roosevelt for his decla-
ration that Americans would not
be protected, by Mark Lf Moody,
Chinese representative for large
American auto concerns. The note
was to the effect that President
Roosevelt should get his feet on
the ground, some guts over them
and get a foreign policy and keep
the flag waving. The note further
declared that Shanghai Americans
were not quitters.
N. J. Governor
Refuses To Take
Insult, Fights
TRENTON, N. J.—Gov. Hoff-
man and a man named Angelo
had a struggle at a street corner
last night when the governor
alighted form his car an engaged
Angelo in a combat which was so
soon over that Amon J. Lawrence,
who witnessed it, could hardly tell
who got the best of It.
Wm. Loop, who was also a by-
stander, said he saw Angelo stick
his head in the windoVv of the
governor's car andi heard him call
the governor a "double crossing
something or other."
The governor quickly, jumped
from hig machine and was at his
insulter and back in the machine
so rapidly, it was hardly noticed,
except by those who happened to
be looking that way at the time.
Rev. S. L. Terry, pastor of the
First Presbyterian church of Den-
ison announced Tuesday that a
large number of his members
here attended the services Monday
night at Pottsboro where he is
conductitfg a revival which will
last until> Sunday.
Two additions were reported
Monday night. Rev. Terry
spoke Tuesday night on "The
Flourishing Righteous."
Services Wednesday night at
Pottsboro will be conducted by
Rev.' J. H. Burma of Sherman and
Rev. Terry will be at his mid-week
services at the church here, us-
ing has his topic "What Presby-
terians believe.
Hear Tioga
Van Zant Explains His Re-
centy Enacted State Tea-
chers Retirement Law; A
Brief Outline Is Given
Schools Open
Here Wednesday
Teachers May Skip Partici-
pation If waiver Is Signed
Within Ninety Days Now
Olan R. Van Zandt, senator,
from Tioga and co-author of the
recently enacted teachers retire-
ment act of the state legislature,
Tuesday afternoon explained the
act to Denison teachers prior to
the opening of school today.
In his speech, Mr. Van Zandt
pointed out the requirements for
pension retirement, to go into ef-
fect this year:
Any person who is a teacher,
automatically becomes a member
unless he signs within 90 days
after Sept. 1, 1937, a waiver stat-
ing he does not wish to become a
member. He may, become a
member in any later year.
Each member will contribute 5
per cent of his regular salary de-
ducted monthly by his employer.
The amount cannot exceed $180
a year.
According to Mr. Van Zandt, j
the benefits to be derived from
the plan are: The member will
have accumulated a teacher sav-
ing fund, draws the same amount
from the state and will receive
prior-service benefits.
Retire at 60 to 70
A teacher may retire at his
pleasure anytime between 60 and
70 years of age with 20 or more
years of credible service. He may
receive disability retirement bene-
fits after the same period of ser-
vice years.
Withdrawal from the system
may be accomplished by: disabil-
ity,, 60 years of age, death, being
out of service 5 to 6 consecutive
years or voluntary withdrawal.
Should a member die before re-
tirement the amount of his accum-
ulated contributions standing to
the credit of his individual ac-
count will be paid unless he has
instructed the state otherwise.
The state beard of trustees will
supervise the system.
All ward school children re-
ported to teachers for instructions
today, while only seniors and
juniors were handled at the high
school. Freshmen and sophomores
will report for classification
Thursday, B. McDaniel, superin-
tendent said. Actual classes will
not begin until Friday or Monday.
Another War Feared, Russia Sends
Curt Note; Demands Satisfaction
Tennessean Is
Bound Over On
Theft Charges
William H. Thomas, 29-year-old
Tennessean, was bound over un-
der a $500 bond by Judge E. A.(
Wright today on a car theft
charge involving the stealing of
Mrs. Cecil Whitten's car here Sun-
day night.
Thomas, apparently having no
previous police record, was picked
up by Fort Wfirth officers Tues-
day in possession of the Whitten
machine. He was turned over to
Assistant Chief Paul Borum and
Patrolman Louis Winchester of
Denison, who returned him here
for a hearing.
Buy Scrap Iron
NEW YORK—According to fig-
ures, Japan is buying from this
country more scrap iron than are
Russia, Italy, England, China and
Germany combined. t
Tickets for the Denison-Green-
ville game at Greenville Friday
night will go off sale Friday
morning at 9 a. m„ according to
Logan Stollenwerck, high school
coach and L. E. Kitchen, Booster
club ticket chairman.
Mr. Kitchen said tickets to the
game were 35c for adults and 15c
for students, now, but that after
the dead line they_would be pur-
chased only at Greenville for 50c
straight. Special train tickets will
remain at 80c round trip until the
train leaves.
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^ September 8, 1875
On Tuesday as the express mat-
ter was being loaded into the wa-
gon, a trunk which was shipped at
Dallas for this city, exploded with
terrific Yorce just as it was placed
in the wagon. The sides and end
of the trunk was split and broken
into a shapeless mass, and had it
not been for the begging with
Which it was covered, and the roji-
es with which it was bound, pieces
and splinters would have been
blown out abundantly. The con-
tents of the trunk were set on fire,!
but a liberal application of water!
from the tank soon extinguished
the flame. Had the explosion oe-l
curred in the express office, it
might have resulted in serious loss
it, it might have seriously injured
the hands of the porters handling
if not killed them. A flash of shot
was blown out of the trunk, and i
the top of the powde? flask v J
found among the ruins, which'
would lead to the conclusion that J
gun powder was the cause of the,
explosion. |
Kniffin and Stivers of this city!
have shipped south, to date, about |
5,500 boxes (1,500 bushels) of
peaches. The recent hot weather
has seriously interfered with their
business, causing fruit to decay
An ordinance was passed by the
city council Wednesday night pro-
hibiting the erection of wooden
buildings on Main Street, between
Houston and Burnett Avenue.
September 8, 1887
The Sherman Herald says the
City of Sherman has filed suit a-
gainst W. C. Conner, et al, con-
tractors of the waterworks for j
$50,000 actual value of the words'
$10,000 value of engines and the j
pumps, $5,000 the value of flues
end connecting machinery, $50,00
as exemplary damages, $1,000
per month loss of revenue.
Hare, Edondson and Hare, Bry-
ant an Dilliard, Woods and Brown
W. W. Wilkins, Brown, Gunte
and Bliss represent the city in
the suit The quickest and cheap-
est way, and probably the only
way the City of Sherman can se
cure an adequate supply of water,
is to run a two inch line over to
the pumping station of the Den-
ison Water Works Company. Th?
Company is allowing enough wa-
ter to go to waste daily to supply
a town two or three times the size
of Sherman.
'Mrs. Dan Gorman, while riding
in her buggy on 'Houston ave-
nue near Woodard Street last Tues
day morning, came very near be-
ing killed by a runaway mule team
Had the lady not had the presence
of mind to lash her horse furiously
and get out of the way, the fright-
ened team _ would have run right
into her buggy; as it was, the rear
end was touched.
A vein of coal about six inche-
in thickness was struck in the ar-
tesian well today.
September 8, 1902
• Mr. Harry Anderson, oldest son
of our fellowtownsman, John W.
Anderson, left for San Antonio on
Wednesday where he went to ment
•Miss Emma Blake on her way
home from Old Mexico. The yourr-
couple were married in San An-
tonio Thursday and will arrive in
Denison Sunday, at 11:30 a, in.'
and will go to their new home,
made ready for his bride by the
happy grown, on Woodard street.
Both of the contracting are well
known here. Mrs. Anderson's chilh
hood days were spent here and
she was educated at St. Xavier's
but for the past few yearn she
has resided in Mexico.
Mr. Fred Smith who resides on
Lamar Avenue discoyered his jer
say cow dead yesterday. Mr. Smith
thinks the cow was poisoned and
expects to place the blame where
It belongs in a short time.
A singluat incident happened on
yesterday. While Mrs. French Sax
Shooter Held
Without Bond
Estella Mickans Placed In
Sherman Jail After Hear-
ing of Labor Day Tragedy
Estella Mickans, 37-year-old
Denison negress, was bound over
to the grand jury without bond
in a preliminary hearing Tuesday
afternoon before Justice E. A.
Wright on a murder charge in
connection with the fatal shooting
of her step-mother, Mrs. Charlotta
Mickans, late Monday morning.
The negress shot her step-
mother as the aftermath of a se-
ries of heated arguments over a
long period. The two had been
quarreling over a washing a few
minutes before the shooting oc-
Estella was arrested by city
police shortly after the incident,
near Munson park, as she was ap-
parently fleeing the section. She
admitted she shot her step-mother,
her own age.
In Denison justice courts first
degree murder is unbailable.
Funeral services were conduct-
ed at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday af-
ternoon for Henry, Carter, book
store operator here for the past
few years, at the Short Murray
chapel. Services were conducted
by Rev. D. E. Hawk and inter-
ment was at Sherman Short-
Murray directed
Pallbearers were A. E. Cross,
J. A. Taliey, N Armstrong, Sid
Smith, Frank Ramsey and F. R.
I.awhon. ,
Gets Cloudburst.
of the city was visited Tuesday
night with a cloudburst which
caused pedestrians to remove their
«hoes and stockings to wade to
street cars.
Many streets were flooded with
six inches of water in some cases.
Traffic lights were out for three
hours in parts of the city. I
Sportswriters in this district are
quitting these days in droves. Re-
cently H. E- Church here resigned
to go to other parts of Texas,
then Albert Reese resigned the
Sherman Democrat for another
job at Galveston. Now R. L. Doss
of Denison, has formally re-
signed to take up school studies
at Texas A. & M college. He will
probably be replaced next week
by another man.
Teachers will have the hardest
times today as the first day of
school opened. Particularly at the
high school when students classi-
fied as high as seniors will have
to have assistance of making out
schedules.) Some of them after
twice a year for three years, can't
make one out properly yet.
From the Clarksvi'.le Times: We
have never taken any stock in
Friday the Thirteenth, supersti-
tions but we are always a little
"jubious" about Friday the First.
Hitler Makes Plans
Hitler in an address Monday re-
cited accomplishments under his
dictatorship and outlined plans
lor the coming months. He spoke
Oklahoma has a strange football
ruling in high school circles which
may cause the cancellation of the
Denison-Durant game, scheduled
for Sept. 17. Under state sta-
tutes training cannot begin until
Sept. 1 and a game cannot be play
ed util the players have been prac-
ticing at least 18 days. The pre-
sent date of the Jacket-Durant
game is one day short of that and
it may be put off until the 18 th.
According to what goes around
criminals are beginning to become
a little leery of farmers when they
pull escapes from prison or on the
run from law enforcement offi-
cers. The Pete Traxler-Fred
Tindol-Malloy Kuykendall exper-
iences have led the "tough" boys
to believe they could get better
and kinder treatment from city
people. Traxler was almost Wil-
led, Tindol was and Kuykendall
was lucky he wasn't, all at the
hands of farmers who tired of
being the prey of these human
parasites year after year.
Outlook Is
Is Stunned
Russians Demand Reason for
Sinking of Their Ships by
II Duce Forces in Mediter-
ranean Past Few Weeks
Outcome Hinges
On Mussolini
Italy Refuess to Sit In Con-
ference With Russia to
Iron out All Differences
Among the pictures in the Par-
is News of Tuesday featuring
princesses from the Lamar dis-
trict at the fair in Paris, is one
out boldly for German colonies j 0f Barbara St. John, Denison
and recovery of those lost to representative. Caught short by
An Autograph Hound
"WASHINGTON — Attorney
General Cummins has a hobby of
collecting autographs of notables
iti various walks of life. He keeps
for signatures. The list includes
jurists, vcie presidents, actors, at-
a book and pen and ink handy
tcrneys, poets, diplomats and otl.
Mill Branch Musings
By Helen Ruth Pressley
time, the Denison Chamber named
Bobby to be the Denison beauty
inasmuch as she was recently
chosen the representative in the
"Texas Sweetheart" contest of
Bill Rose at Fort Worth. And a
swell choice both were.
Sports: "Elmo" in the Green-
ville Banner says "Denison's Yel-
low Jackets are due to take the
Lions into camp" . . . McKinney
high will have a line, reports say,
weighing an average of 212
pounds, and a backfield of 170 . .
. and Denison will play 'em in a
The revival services at the Har-; ^cw weeks . . . The Dads club is
less chapel Methodist church clos- putting out five thousand card
ROME—The note that may
touch off another war in Europe
may have been delivered to Italy
Tuesday by the Russian diplomat
when a curt demand for satisfac-
tion be made by ItaJy to Russia
for the sinking of their ships in
the Mediterranean.
The manner in which answer is
made by Mussolini may. determine
whether or not war will result.
The* outlook is manifestly acute
and the blunt note of Russia may
receive an equally blunt one from
Italy. In that case it is hardly con-
ceivable that war will not result
between the two nations.
Russia, willing to sit in a con-
ference meeting of the powers of
Europe in an effort to try and set-
tle the Mediterranean trouble, i3
met with the counter by Italy that
she will not sit in any conference
where Russia is a member of that
Russia's second note to Italy
was more v pointed than it first
and was handed to the Italian gov-
ernment by the Russian diplomat.
It is declared that Italy is pre-
pared to deal summarily with the
LONDON—With the war clouds
gathering in Europe more so than
at any time since 1914, Great
Britain and France are preparing
to hold conferences in an effort
to try and prevent it.
Italy and Russia have been in-
vited to appear, but Italy refuses
to be a party to the conference if
Russia is present.
The British cabinet is preparing
to go into special session Wednes-
day. The meeting is to take on
an atmosphere of an international
ed last Sunday night.
board schedules of the Jackets,
2,000 alone to students . . . In a
The exterior of the Golden Rule couple of weeks the former high
school has received a new coat of schoolers will start gofng away to
paint. I college. And there are some larg-
.. | er universities slated to get local
Boyd Stricklin, Mrs. Bill Ham-] studes . . . Nomination for No. 1
ilton, Mrs. T. A. Harris and son, football backer: J. V. Conatser.
motored from Dallas over the
week-end to visit their mother,! One can te'.il summer is fading,
Mrs. Veda Strickldn. j not by, the heat wave, but by the
pulling from mothballs winter
Mrs. Minnie Gray and daughter suits and the falling off of swim-
Lcliah, visited Mr. and Mrs. T. P.1 mer8 at public and private pools.
Porch and daughter, Mary Faye, I However, there are still a few get-
at Fort Worth over the weekend, tin* in a little swimming as the
cooler weather creeps In steadily.
F. W. Wright and son have
gone to Missouri for a few days
Unless we are mistaken, there
will be several hundred Denison
fang attend the Greenville game
Floyd Grove and family jour-'Friday night, the majority of
neyed to Missouri Sunday for a whom wilt go by way of special
Let It Rain,
Water Proof
Suits Are In
ROCHESTER, N- Y. —- A new
chemical which is used to treat
clothing to make it waterproof, is
[announced. Water may go thru
the clothing, but will not remain
in it to make it wet.
A man may place a piece of ice
in his pocket and it will melt and
run through on his body, but the
cloth will not be wet.
Kaln will not remain In the
clothing and neither will the cloth
wrinkle as the result of water pas-
sing through.
stickers will be
given by maddens
I Stickers bearing the Denison hi
school footbatl schedule for 1987,
lhave been received by the J. W.
Madden Co., and will be released
to the public Thursday, according
to announcement. Fans wishing
oe may receive it by calling at the
| store, 801 W. Main.
Fine* Himself
ImONTICELLO. Ind. — Judge
Howard, after driving through a
green light, fined himself $1 and
costs Tuesday.
few days' sojourn.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A Petty and
train sponsored by the Boosters
club here. However, a number
plan to go by car so they can come
Mrs. A. Burkes left Saturday and go as they please before and
morning to motor to San Antonio after the game. They all want to
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