The Denison Press (Denison, Tex.), Vol. 5, No. 165, Ed. 1 Monday, January 16, 1939 Page: 1 of 4
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THE DENISON PRESS
A FAST GROWING
35c Per Month
DENISON, TEXAS MONDAY, JAN. 16th, 1939
WEEKLY FOUNDED 1930-DAILY 1934
VOL. 5—NO. 165
Roosevelt Confronted With Robust Rebellion
Any Attempts to Increase
Appropriation May Be
Defeated in Senate Today
Bill Whacked By House
Most Senators Feel 725 Mil-
lions is Enough Under
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (UP) [
—A senate appropriations sub-j
committee today took up the j
house’s $725,000,000 deficiency
relief apropriation and there
were strong indications that ad-
ministration attempts to increase
it to $875,000,000 would- be de-
The house passed the bill after
a coalition of republicans and
anti-new deal democrats success-
fully rebelled against the higher
figure requested by President
Roosevelt to continue the Works
Progress Administration until the
first of July.
Advocates of drastic curtail-
ment of government expenditures
may attempt in the senate to
make even a deeper cut in the ap
propriation. Plans also have been
made to try to write into the mea
sure more stringent restrictions
on the political activity of relief
officials and workers.
Mr. Roosevelt, urged his legis-
lative leaders at their usual Mon-
day morning conference at the
White House to make every effort
to restore the original sum. But
senate majority leader Alben W.
Barkley. D., Ky. and vice-presi-
dent John Garner reported that
the administration’s greatest
cause for concern was prevention
of a further cut.
"I feel that $725,000,000 is all
that we should appropriate at this
time,” Sen. Alva B. Adams, D..
Colo., senate sub-committee chair-
man, said. "We should proceed
on the theory that things are get-
ting better, not worse.”
Most members of the committee
declined to discuss the amount of
relief money they would favor.
TOKYO, Jan. 1G (UP)—A dis-
patch from Hsinking, Manchukuo
nounced today that Manchukuo,
the puppet state which Japan for-
med from Chinese Manchuria, had
“decided” to join the Japanese-
agreement, and had “started ne-
gotiations" for their .formal en-
try. It was forecast that there
would be little difficulty in effec-
ting Manchukuo’s adherence:
IitBurgeni \ cuops Reach Area Wit nn jO
Mties o- Loyal Capital; Forecast Entrance
Into City Within Another Month to Come
Frontier, Jan. 10 (U1‘)—Spanish
rationalist field hem quarters u.s-
HIS ERROR TO TALK POLITIES—Candid camera pictures of Harry L. Hopkins, a: lie appeared befi.ie the Senate Commerce f ommittee
Inquiring into his qualifications for his new post of Secretary of Commerce. Mr. Hopkins conceded he had erred In making political
speeches while Works Progress Administrator. Above, left to right, during the <■• smination. he is intent (1) on his answcis but stops
,2> to adjust his Rlasses. Hoarseness seizes him. he cougiis '3» and take, a glass of water (4)
Expert Legal Authority Rules United States
Has Authority to Build Dam Without Consent
(From Durant Democrat)
An expert legal authority on
state’s rights and government;
condemnation proceedings declar-j
in Oklahoma City that the United j
States has the power to construct
the proposed Red River dam with
or without the consent of the J
State of Oklahoma.
Curtis Harris, special assistant
funeral attorney general, who has '
been hand.ing the federal govern-1
ment's land condemnation in
In Crash At
B. Trout Resting Easy!
In Hospital After Mach-
ine Crashes Transport
NO PEACE YET,
A reporter must train his eais
to hear, but not believe, street
gossip concerning an important
news story. For example, fol-
lowing that wreck near Munson
park yesterday, on the streets,
tellers had four persons badly in-
| jured and two or three of them
! a.out reauy to take up harp les-
French- Spanish sorted today that insu-gent j
were approaching the stionglyj
fortified city of Igualada, only :)u
miles from Barcelona.
A few hours previously, the j
nationalists had asserted the;. I
man had reached the outskirts o
-lie important communications!
center of Cervera, 19 miles fur-
In a day of astonishing prog-
ress, the nationalists claimed to
have occupied 85 towns ana vil-
lages, including Tarronga, capital
of Tarragona province; Tarrega
and Reus. They established their
gains for the one day of Sunday
at G40 square m,les, with a pop-
ulation of 200,000. Jubilant
celebrations were held throughout
rationalist territory, it was an-
“We will be in Barcelona in a
month," Gen. Juan Kindelan, the
nationalist air force chief, told a
i i rcssure for Review and
Amendment of National
Labor Relations Act Get*
Underway in Earneat
is Under Fire
Roosevelt Hints Vermont
Flood Control Allotment
May Be Withdrawn Soon
]sons ... A check revealed that
I none was injured too seriously.
! Only one was so bad off he had
| to stay in the hospital . . . Wal-
I ter Winchell almost lost a listener
'last night when he, with sarcas-
tic gusto, took a crack at a con-
WYSH1NGTON, Jan. 16 (UP)
— i H'-idenl Roosevelt was con*
lit'u today after a fortnight’s
x • riem-e with the new congress,
by robust rebellion against some
of the bitterly controverted new
Theiv was active, and appar-
ently. effective protest against
administration spending and
again*, at least one nomination
r a hitrh office. Pressure was
developing for review and amend-
ment of the National Labor Rela-
tions act, the keystone of Rooso-
veh's la or policy.
This opposition developed with
( ROME, Jan. 1G (UP)—Prem-
Four persons were injured, one ier Benito Mussolini told British
Dk- seriously, near Munson park on Prime Minister Nevil c Chamber-
lahoma, pointed to two federal su-1 Highway 75, shortly before 2 a.1 lain in their Rome talks that it is
preme court decisions to support m. Sunday', when a tianspoit absolutely useless to speax o. Eu
his contention. Governor Leon truck and a passenger car collid- ropean appeasement as long as
Phillips is strongly opposing the cd, smashing the lighter machine Insurgent Genera issimo Francisco
dam and is supported by several almost flat. | fiance is denied a victory in
• egislative leaders, including Rep. J. B, Trout, well-known Deni-j Spain, it was announced today.
Don Welch of Mad ill. son youth, was still ’in the Long ! The cm official Inforinazione
In one opinion quoted by Harris Sneed hospital today suffering Diplomatics announced shortly
Chief lust ice Huehes of the U S from head and internal injuries, aftei Chamberlain returned to a
supreme court wrote: ' I Ih'sicians said his jaw was badly rousing welcome in London, that
“The right of eminent domain broken. Trout was riding in the H Duce had told him during then
inheres in the federal government passenger car driven by Frank three hours of discussion that
by virtue of its sovereignty and Barrett, and was accompanied by there are no immediate prospect*
thus it may, regardless of the Jessie May Wilson and lav Wes'- „f settling Italy s
wishes either of the owners or of brook. 900 \V Coffin street. Cot- France,
the states, acquire the lands which ton Mill-
it needs within their borders.” |
The statute also granted the
government “jurisdiction” over
such property as it purchases,
Harris said, and such consent is
necessary for the federal govern-
ment to sijjiersede the state. How-
ever, in recent projects, such as
the Stillwater Blackwell lake im-
provement which Harris handled,
the government restored jurisdic-
1 In their talks, it was revealed,
According to reports, the two! Cham erlain stressed Britain's
cars crashed and Barrett pulled ___________. -----------
the other three occupants from
close relations with France, to!
which Mussolini replied the line
of Italian policy is and will re-
main within the Rome-Berlin
The semi-official summary of j
the talks, revealing the deadlocki
resulting from Chamberlain's vis-
it, listed the following develop-
1. Mussolini told Chamberlain
i* is absolutely useless to speak of
arbitration and mediation, four-
power and still less three-power
conferences until the Spanish war
is liquidated—with an insurgent
victory, of course.
2. Spain divides Italy and
France and only when the Span-
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Oklahoma Governor Surpris-
ed At Reports; May Talk
About Red River Project
. . democrats despite Mr. Roosevelt’s
Unued Press staff correspondent- ;ackson (,ay $,00-a-plnte dinner
at fle d headquarters. j „n jan. 7 that liberals must unite
The greatest importance was ,(nd uilsenter, mi(,ht ag we„ jo|n
attached to the report that *n-Whe
surgent troops were approaching*
Igualada. on the Lerida-Barcelona
road. It was to be assumed the
the passenger car before help ar-
rived on the scene. The truck driv-
er stopped and rendered aid.
vn'il n yas'ing c:iv* t- ok the four
injured persons to the hospital.
PRAGUE, Jan. 16 (UP)-
, ______f ...... __ The-troops and equipment,
The trucker’s name was unknown ( Czechoslovak government has any large-scale foreign interven-
to authorities. teen asked officially by the Ger- tiorv in favor of the loyal'sts.
Hnsnital attendants released mon Nazj g0VenmlPI1t to send! 4. T'alians will be withdrawn
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (UP)
—Gov. Leon Phillips of Oklahoma
may confer with U. S. Represen-
tative Sam Rayburn of Texas
within the next several months to
discuss their di ferenees over the
ish war is ended will it he possible IRf,(i !t Wi,P reportod
to examine the situation. | here today.
3. Mussolini said he not only) friends, me ud.ng mutual ac-
re fuses to withdraw his troops quaintances in congress. .» 1
presently in Spain, hut will re-* to be eager to- arrange a confm-
sume liberty of action, undoubted- enco so that Phillips and Riy - • •
lv meaning the dispatch of more could talk the m.itt-,r o\e.
if there isjsonally. It was reported
area lunmut- ... ... ., , i **»«•*
ion to the state by congressional Mb* Wilson', M«s^Wi^throok and from 80,000 to 100,000 Czerho- f'nm Spain only when Britain
MRS. THELMA M.ASSEY,
“They have confused the issues
of possession and jurisdiction,”
Harris said. “The government
does need ennsert to exercise jur-
isdiction, but not to make pur-
In his decision, Justice Huges
said the state could retain this
jurisdiction over federally-owned
property if “consistent with the
governmental purposes for w
the property was acquired.
case was one involving locks and j
27, DIBS SUNDAY j ()ams constructed in the Kanawa (
and Ohio rivers on the West A ir-
ginia border in 1932 and 1938. |
Harris said that repeal of tho|
“consent” law would not halt the ;
mg we’l at their homes, sufferin
from light internal and external
injuries. Barrett was' badly cut
over the left eve. but was under
i eare of a physician.
Physicians said Trout rested
uneasily last night hut that his
condition was not considered
Th" Sloan Passes
Pamett after rendering firs’ r«if'. s]nvaVc workers to Germany to nnri' Franc" grant belligerent
The two girls were reported^ rest- ^ temporary j0bs. Negotia-1 rights to the insurgent*—rights
*" ...rr„....... t;ona are un(icr way, it was an- which it is simply absurd to with-
nounced. hold. Britain and France refuse
____________! to give belligerent sta*ns to the
Young Man Killed j insurgents so long as foreigners
GREENVILLE, Jan. 16 (Spec-1 remain in Spain,
ini)—Wayne Horton, 28, popula’ 5. Mussolini and
loyalists would defend it to the
end. Its capture would lead the
nationalis'.s on to the last defense
line between them and Barcelona,
Spain's biggest city.
The nationalists after capturing
Tarragona, on the coast, ha 1 ad-
vanced up the coast toward Bar-
celona and established their front
line at Cape Cros, 10 miles east
of Tarragona. Three nationalist
destroyers entered Tarragona har-
The line at which the nation-
lists now found themselves faced
the loyalists' last strong defense
line before Barcelona itself, and
Significant, if sectional, proteat
came suddenly last week against
he administration’s flood control
■ug am when Vermont’s general
assembly voted $67,500 to enable
Gov. George D. Aiken to fight
federal acquisition of lands for
dam building purposes on a trib-
utary of the Connecticut river.
'. ken insists that the federal gov-
e ■ merit must contract with the
s:a:e for delivery of land to re-
p- the authority under which
the government can acquire land
' . hout tht state's consent. Mr.
Roosevelt’s reply was an intima-
tion that Vermont’s flood control
11 o’r ent would be withdrawn.
Is Direct Challenge
But the most direct challenge
friends might try to bring the
men together when the house ap-
propriations committee holds hear-
ing on the hi 1 making appropria-
tions for civil functions of the
At Oklahoma City advisers of
Phillips said that reports that he “
might confer with Ravburn on the
Red River dam was “news to us.
They said that Phillips had1 neve:
Chamberlain! stated whether he planned
•he nationals were expected to I wa* against new deal relief spend-
continue their attack with the ful- ;n(r. The house last week rejec-
lest vigor. i ted Mr. Roosevelt's request for
Nationalist leaders seemed *o I $875,000,000 of WPA spending
think that the loyali- : e ustance! money for use during the ncjrt
was cracking It was asserted j five months The sum was cut
that yesterday alone nearly 5000 |t0 $725,000,000 and circumscrib-
“prisoners and deserters” we;vjef| w,th stipulations, notably, to
token. i ba aliens from relief, to with-
Therc was no sign of th s hold pay from WPA employes
far as the nationalists were eon-(who play politics and to eliminate
corned. They had just mobi'iz ; relic;' wage differentials among
ed more men; they still had strong) the - ates in excess of 25 per cent
The house also refused more than
a proportionate share of funds
lefense lines between th" nation-
Mrs. Thelma E. Massey, 27, a
resident of route 3, Denison, for
the past two years died at a local
hospital Sunday at 8 p. m.
Funeral services will be held
Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock
from the Nazarene church with
Rev. O. F. Lankford officiating.
Burial will be at Oakwood ceme-
tery with Short-Murray directing.
The deceased was born as
Thelma Brock, daughter of Mr.
nnd Mrs. Edward Brock February
5, 1911. at Minco, 'Okla. She was
•eared and educated a’ Chickasha
graduating from the high school
there. She later moved to Okla
homa City and accepted a posi
tinn as stenographer for a medics'
doctor, which she held for five
years. She married VVi linm T.
Massey of Denison, at Wichita,
Kan., Jan. 29, 1934; the couple
coming to this city in 1937, resid-
ing here Bincc.
She was.a member of the Naz-
Surviving are her husband, two
sons, Billie Joe and Jackie Ed-
wards of Denison three brothers,
George Brock of Taylor, Nch.,
Calvin Brock of Mesa, Ariz., and
Charlev Brock of Tishomingo. 111.,
and two sisters Mrs. Lct'ie Hom-
berger of Tishomingo, Okla., and
Mrs. Effic Shockey of Phoenix,
c n. mussintni unu cmunuciinic ....... t . . future
Greenville young man and son of examined the question of Jewish to Washington m « mu
Mr. an 1 Mrs. Wade Horton, of refugees.
this city, was almost instantly 6 They talked about the re- RESIDENT HERE TH
killed about 11:20 o’clock S-tur- mote possibility of limiting arm- MON l HS I • 1
dav night when he was struck by aments.
a hit-and-run driver, a few miles! 7 Mussolini neither desired nor|
north of Paris, on the Paris-Hugo implored British mediation
highway. i Palo-French tension.
Three business cars on the
government’s stops toward start- northbound Katy Limited this
ing the project, tentatively ached1-, morning contained Matthew S.
pled for this spring., As for the 8i0.,n 0f gt. lamis, president and
“jurisdiction” ange. Harris said board chairman of the lines;
the government “didn’t want it, Frank W. Grace of Dallas, vice-
Girl Is 111,
MEN, TAKE CASH
Mrs. S. D. Johnson. 73, a resi-
in the | dent of Denison three months.
! coming here from Collin county,
died at her home, 428 West Mon-
iterey Sunday at 2:50 a. m„ fol-
j lowing an illness of four weeks.
for WPA theatres and writers and
Mr Roosevelt’s failure to sub-
mit to the senate the renomina-
tion of Donald Wakefield Smith
to be a member of the National
Labor Relations Board indicates
the extent of congressional dissat-
isfaction with that agency.
Howe Rural Resident Awar-
ded Contract For Work
With 800-Gallon Trucks DcJUl ^flfcHlt
The Denison office of the U. S.;
army engineers has recommended.
Funeral services were held to their superior officers at I.Vl
! Monday afternoon at 1:30 from
I the Westminister, Texas, Metho-
I riist crutch with the pastor offi-
ciating. Interment was at Oak
Grove with Short-Murray direct-
I Mrs. Johnson was born October
10, 1865, in Izard county, Ark.
Jones offered to drill croes at
the site of the proposed aunt at
ment, Jan. 16 (UP)—The serious
‘IIness of Miss Hazel Royer, Los
Vngeles, caused boy king Anada
president and general manager
and George T, Atkins of St. Louis,
vice-president in charge of opera- ^ ^ ^ a(,.ainst rs, riding in the back seat at- ..
"X' - “k
spe.t'on “ 'motol. oar connection with the hijacking of j After Haitson and Tay.or pick-|Pd at that point She married Mr.
ami leaving! John and Frank Redmon of Deni- ed up Busby and the hijacking* Johnson, now a retired farmer,
son about midnight Saturday, at Las reported, Hartson notified) May 3. 1883 nnd moved with h:mi?on, engineers state, \ftcr inves-Mre.
intersection of Sears street! Borum of the arrest and said the („ Collin countv in 1907. The'
about 12:30 p. m.
shortly afterwards, making no
Settle- comment on his brief inspection.
it was learned today. an‘) . n ,
| Ati istunt Chief of Police Paul
Extra chair car conches and! Borum aid Busby was picked up
Rock awarding the core drillin' ; Bettie Ruth Dean, nine months
contract to A. Raymond Jones of i0'1' "-aughter of Mrs. and Mrs. L.
Gat’ord, Texas and renta. of two -'L D, an. Route 2, died Monday
800 gallon trucks from W. H i morning at 11:45 at the family
Meek, a rural resident of Howe, bo ne aftei an illness of seven
it was learned this morning. ! months.
Little Bettie Ruth is survived by
hr parents, and two brothers, L
Red River for $21,014. Meek IM.. Jr. and Billy Ray and one
wanted only $1.25 an hour for| -istev Dorothy, all of Denison: her
the use of his two trucks to hnu r randpurents, Mr. and Mrs. W. V.
water from the ,.aiu site to Deni-’ Dean of Sherman and
Mahidol of Siam to be quanvntin- Pullman cars will be ad led to all
Ka’y trains running through Aus-
tin today and Tuesday, it is an-
nounced. Large Pullman reser-
vation* have already been made
and chair cars a: e expected to be
filled to capacity due to the in-
auguration tomorrow of Governor-
Elceet W. Lee O’Danie' of Fort
eri today aboard the iner Selan-
Miss Royer was on a world
cruise. Her illness was diagnos-
ed as smallpox. King Anada.
who boarded the ship with his
suite on his way back to Europe
*o resume his studies, was among
those held in quarantine. He
was vaccinated ns a precaution,
nlnng with his aides.
Miss Royer was removed today
to the quarantine hospital at St.
Johns island. Her condition is
Three extra Pullman coaches
were nccc.'bary on the •nnthhnnnd
Texas Special inst night out of St
(Continued On Page 6)
Wichita Falls man fitted the de- oounle resided near Westminister
sciiption of the hijacker and thatjlintjl coming to Denison in Novcm-
he carried the amount of money h,er of last year.
on suspicion by Patrolman Cecil lost ty the Redmons. she was a member of the Meth-
Tuylor and P ainclothcsman A. J. Busby admitted the hijacking! odist church.
Hartson thirty minutes before the 'nd told of icers where they* Survviing are her has and five
r.-bbery was reported by one of could find the other bunted man. j <,nnS) Mosc nnd \eie of Denison
in a home here. Borum and Hart- pPn 0f AVestminister. Jeff of A •
son arrested the other man, who|ftrna and Jim Johnson of Stan-
hi- admitted participation nnd took!fon. three daughters, Mrs. 1. D
officers to a spot where he had, Hood and Mrs. J. C Cofey of
buried a wallet carried hy one of! prison, and Mrs. Bill McClure
the Redmons. j of McKinnev: n brother, Johnnie
Busby and the juvenile signed ■ King of Black Rock. Ark., and
confessions before Assistant Dis- three sisters Mrs. Eliza Hallibur-
trict Attorney Saunders Frcels.! ton of Co'eman, Okla., Mrs. Mary
borum said couigcs would be filed
today in juvenile court against
the second hijacker.
the hijacked men who had to walk
to a filling station on South Arm-
s'rong avenue to report the
According to police reports the
Redmons had struck up an ac-
quaintance with Busy and anoth-
er man in a road house near Den-
t«n nhout 6 n. in. Saturday and
had been riding around until
about midnight when the car ran
off in a ditch. The two strang-
Fred Christman of Denison,
tigation the equipment and sup- Funeral services will be condue-
plies of the men meet the gov- te.i from the Short-Murrav chapel
ernment’s standard of approval at 2 p. m. Tuesday with interment
they will be awarded the con- at George Town cemetery, Short-
Gurnet of Ml. Plcnmr.t,
Mrs. Melisso Grafton of
After spending four days at
I. ttle Rock in connection with the
transfer of property and a com-
rlcte study of the cost and op
Temperatures in Denison fell
2' degrees today following a
ating expenses and other mat- high of id degiees Sunday after-
ers pertaining to the establish- r.oon. Forecasts were for warm-
ment of the Denison district, L. weather today with partly
T. Webb, chief clerk of the office cloudiness Tuesday.
ami three associates returned to- _ --
Webb was accompanied by A.
S Havner. head of the finance
section and Tnylor Fisher, clue!,
of the cost section.
If you do not reraive your pi
bv S p .la. each Uuy, pi—t hi
300 and one wilt be sent you.
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