The Denison Press (Denison, Tex.), Vol. 21, No. 10, Ed. 1 Friday, September 2, 1949 Page: 2 of 6
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THE DEN ISON PRESS, DENISON, TEXAS
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1949
THE DENISON PRESS
'Satered as secoud-clua matter May 15, 1947, at
Aui Post Offloe at Denison, Texaa under the act
of March 3. 1878.-
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THE PEOPLE SPOKE
The big majority vote rolled up here
last Friday in favor of granting the Texas
Power and Light company a 20-year fran-
chise in one of the hardest contested elec-
tions in the history of! Denison, showed
conclusively that when the people know
the facts they register an intelligent and
The election showed that the PEOPLE
are pulling the reins and will not be sway-
ed by the questionable tactics of some who
lead astray the unwary. That everything
in the bag of political chicanery was pull-
ed to defeat the cause, there can be no
But, be it said to the fair-mindedness
and cool-headedness of the people as a
whole, the clean manner in which the pro-
position for the franchise was put went
home to a big majority of the voters and
the ballot boxes, when opened and the
votes counted, revealed that the franchise
was granted by a vote of 1510 for and
The company has promised, and will
carry through, to give us a whiteway of
which all will be proud. They will spend
many thousands of dollars getting ready
to serve the Denison of tomorrow and
it is hoped, even those who fought so bit-
terly the franchise, wiH now unite to bring
this about, / .
We must know that a corporation
chartered and given a franchise to do bus-
iness in a city considers its reputation as
jealously as does a virgin her character.
Let the disturbed water of the election,
then, be closed as when one lifts his thumib
from the lake, soon to be seen only by a
few remaining ripples while the great body
of water shows no permanent signs of ev-
er having been disturbed.
are now tapped on the shoulder by
their New Big Govt, boss, and told
to sit down and1 be quiet. Then
the Govt, moved in its army and
took over the men's jobs—until
Hindsight is better than fore- the strikers got hungry enough to
go back at the Govt, figures.
The Low Down
From Hickory Grove
sight. Nobody will debate with .me
about that—so I will proceed. But
if there should be a doubting Tho-
mas in the audience, I direct his
attention to the people of that
dear old England. They figured
4 or 5 years ago that if they
switched from their present boss
and let the Govt, be the Big
Smoke, things would be all milk
and honey—that the business pro-
fits would be the people's profits
and that the people would have
the say on how things would be
Now what. Instead of the work-
ers being able to barge in and tell
the old boss where he got off, they
MORAL: In our own grand land
we need to polish up our foresight
glasses before we are took-in by
the sweet stories of our leaders
that make us drool and wish for
the Utopia that they picture if
the Govt, built the dams, propped
corn and pork prices, loaned all
the money, wrote the prescrip-
tions, picked the professors for
the school houses, said how many
chickens per farmer, etc., etc. You
said it, says Henry.
Yours with the low-down,
Paganini was a famous Italian
NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Sealed proposals will be receiv-
ed by the City of Denison until
12:00 o'clock noon, September 2,
1949 in the Council Chamber at
the City Hall, Denison, Texas, for
ranges and refrigerators to be
used in the school cafeterias. j
Lists and specifications axe on'
file in the office of B. McDaniel,
Superintendent of Schools, High
School Building, and at the office
of the City Secretary, Municipal
Building, Denison, Texas.
The City of Denison reserves
the right to reject any or all bids,
or to waive any or all formalities.
City of Denison,
Harry Glidden, Mayor
All of us, working together for the common
good, have made our city an example of
dwelling together in unity.
OUR STORE WILL BE
CLOSEL ALL DAY
MONDAY, SEPT. 5th, 1949
FROM IMMIGRANT TO INVENTOR-
SER-BIAN-SOR-N MICHAEL PUPIN
CAME TO OUR.COUNTIty ALONE
AS A TEEN-AGE BOY, IN 1074
PENNILESS, FRIENDLESS, HE
EDUCATED HIMSELF, CAME TO BE
ONE OF THE WORLD'S GREATEST
ELECTRICAL SCIENTISTS AND
A BRILLIANT INVENTOR,
TEACHER, WRITER, HIS
DISCOVERIES IN V-RAV, HIS
CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE
DEVELOPMENT OF THE TELEPHONE
AND RADIO HAVE ENRICHED
ALL OUR LIVES.
PUPIN'S LIFE IS A REMINDER OF THE GREAT CONTRIBUTIONS
TO AMERICAN PROGRESS MADE BV OUR FOREIGN-BORN CITIZENS.
IN THIS COUNTRY,fHEy HAVE FOUND THE FREEDOM AND
THE REWARDS THAT HAVE ENCOURAGED THE DEVELOPMENT
OF THEIR TALENTS...
THIS FREEDOM— TO PURSUE OUR OWN WAY ANP TO
ENJOY THE FRJUITS OF OUR. LABOR.— IS OUR CHERISHED
LET US ALWAYS FIGHT TO PR.ESEK.VE IT.
Color and Fragrance Greet
Visitor to This Dooryard
Color and fragrance will greet
' 3 visitor to a house with a door-
. rd garden planted according to
plan illustrated. Massed against
v* ;<* low fence are plants of the
.vwcet tobacco, nicotiana, which is
cut- of the most fragrant of all
Lowers. A bed as large as the one
shown will perfume the evening air
over a wide area.
In the other bed are two of the
most attractive types of zinnia.
Fantasy zinnias are unique in
form. Instead of the formal ar-
rangement of petals which char-
acterizes the other double flowers
of this family, Fantasy zinnias
have curled and twisted petals, of
lovely, soft coloring. A mixture of
Fantasy varieties will include flow-
ers of orange, rose, scarlet, yellow
Lilliput zinnias are similar in
form to the larger double types,
but the flowers are smaller and
more numerous. They grow in
dwarf bushes 12 to 18 inches tall,
with branching stems, bearing a
flower at the end of each branch.
The plants are almost smothered
in bloom. Colors include rich deep
maroon, soft pink, bright pink,
orange, yellow and purple.
ALL SET I OK HEAL WEEKENDS OF SPORT
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Fighting fish may well beware a* Bill Slater (right) consults with Jim
Hurley In a final checkup of angling equipment at a Thursday evening
broadcast of the MBS "Fishing and Hunting Club of the Air" as the
latter prepares for one of the many fishing expeditions which have
made him well qualified, along with the other participating experts of
lh series, to discuss such sporting wUvltjM. Catch lxe report l t«r-
Automotive Industry Moves Ahead
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Automotive production of rvcord l.velt; more automotive jobs than ever before, motor vehicle travel sets new recordl Thii
« the itory of progresl just revealed in the automotive industry by the Automobile Manufacturers Association
DETROIT—In the first six months of 1949, the automotive industry produced nearly 3,000,000 new cars,
trucks and buses—almost as many units as were turned out in the lull year of 1946. A steady increase has been
registered since the industry surmounted its war reconversion problems. A 55% gain in production was made
in 1947 over 1946, and a 10% gain was registered in 1948 over the preceding year. The half year of 1949 it up
209? from the first six months of 1948.
Industry jobs jumped from 6,700,000 in 1941 to 9,020,000 in 1948. This means one out of every seven job
holders in the nation earns his wages in the highway transportation industry. These jobs cover manufacturing,
road building, sales and service, trucking and miscellaneous work
Main street is dotted with more businesses keyed to highway transportation, and over 90% of them are small
enterprises, employing less than 20 employes each. Business accounts for 56% of all car crips; social and recrea-
tional driving is 16% of the total; shopping 12% and other purposes 16%. Rural travel climbed from 169 billion
miles in 1941 to 197 billion in 1948. Urban travel increased from 163 billion miles in 1941 to 203 billion in 1948.
Governmental agencies are collecting an all-time high in automotive dollars. Special taxes alone now exceed
$3 billion annually, with motor trucks accounting for more than a third of the total. One of the largest tax
items is the federal excise levy on new motor vehicles. First invoked as a "temporary emergency measure" in 1932,
it has been increased twice since, instead of being repealed.
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The storage for canned foods
should be cool, dark, dry, well-
ventilated, clean and free from
odors. Even good quality canned
foods will develop a flat, sour
taste and will lose food value when
stored at warm temperatures.
Rotenone or derris will kill more1
insects when applied during the
heat of the day or when the tem-
perature is rising.
Nicotiana and zinnias both germi
nate quickly and grow rapidly
from seed. They flower from early
summer until the plants are killed
by freezing in the fall. The zinnias
are ideal for cutting, as well as
excellent for garden display. They
can be used for bowl arrangements
on the table, or vases in the living
A planting of this nature can be
used in many locations besides the
particular one illustrated. In front
of any one-story house, set close
to the ground level, borders of flow-
ers will make an attractive frame
for the house, with no danger of
growing so tall in a short time, that
they will shut out sunlight, and ob-
scure the view from the windows.
All the varieties used in this plan
are sun loving, and endure hot
weather. They are seldom attacked
by insects. If the soil in which they
are sown is fertile, the chief care
required will be regular watering,
and cutting off faded flowers. To
insure fertility, four pounds of a
complete plant food should be
spread on the soil and worked in
before the seed is sown, using four
pounds to 100 square feet.
Anyone who couldn't guess that
these fellows were playing tuba and
trombone- in a U. S. Army band
shouldn't guess. However, if you
miss a bit on the questions which
John Nesbltt, that colorful racon-
teur of the MBS weekday "Passing
Parade" programs, asks, the fewer
you do miss, the less discordant you
are. Try these notes: i. When teas
the tuba first employed for military
band user i. Can you rearrange in
order what types of musical instru-
ments were first in origin (a) wind
(b) string (c) percussion 8. Who
were the originators of the saxo-
phones as we know them todayr i.
What is a calliopef
J. By the Romans in their times of
wide conqucst. "Tuba" xvas then a
straight trumpet used by the in-
fantry. 2. (c) (a) (b). S. Charles
Joseph Sax and his son
Adolphe. t. A musical instrument
with a series of graduated whistles
controlled by a keyboard creating
sound tlurough the use of steam or
J. R. HANDY
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Anderson, LeRoy M. The Denison Press (Denison, Tex.), Vol. 21, No. 10, Ed. 1 Friday, September 2, 1949, newspaper, September 2, 1949; Denison, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth328936/m1/2/: accessed December 13, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Grayson County Frontier Village.