The Denison Press (Denison, Tex.), Vol. 7, No. 108, Ed. 1 Monday, October 28, 1940 Page: 1 of 4
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DENtSON AND VICINITY
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MONDAY, OCT. 28th, 1940
WEEKLY FOUNDED 1930—DAILY 1934
VOL. 7—NO. 108
ITALIAN TROOPS INVADE GREECE
everday French To Get
DENISON 1 lTet
Just to keep the record straight,
this correspondent wrote the much
publicized article on the Denlson-
Shermnn game in the Dallas News.
He called the shots ns He saw
'em, and you're mistaken if you
think we are not a loyal Jacket
fan . . . The News correspondent
could not attend the game and
asked us if we would cover it for
him as a professional courtesy.
We did, much to the glee of an-
other contemporary . . . And if
you want to know how we got that
way about the game, stop us and
ask . . . Pat O’Brien plays his
\ greatest role in Knute Pockne, a
football saga that the public will
make one of the box-office greats
, of recent years . . . The govern-
/ ment will seek to have Gov. PTiil-
i La 1*P»’ injunction suit against the
’Denison dam dismissed in a Dur-
ant hearing starting today . .
TIip late Walter Archibald, one of
the straightent shooters even to
come out of the Sooner state, will
have his name added to the Ok-
lahoma hall of fame. And justi-
While most U.S. papers have
swung to Willltie, the Durant
Democrat is pro-Roosevelt in a
big way . . . Toughest thing at
present is to figure which one of
those doggone national polls on
the Nov. 5 election is most nearly
ly correct . . . The Press was the
only paper in the area to correctly
say Cecil Wilburn made that
touchdown against Sherman in-
stead of Billy llale. Hale himself
will corroborate this writer . . .
Pill Woodside, Paris News scrib-
bler, breaks down and admits
Sheman "might” defeat his Wild-
cats when they meet Nov. 15 at
Paris. Dear me, Bill, you’re slip-
ping ... AM this and heaven foe
. . . Ben Bernie likes, in practice,
to give his band orders a la other
orchedran* For instance: "give
it a little more of the Knstelanctz
stuff” . . . Cannonball Baker re
calls how the old Maxwell, Colum-
bia, American, Gardner, Saxon
cars went out in the middle twen-
ties. Remember? , . . Ann Sheri-
dan says she doesn’t mind criti-
cism so long as it doesn't come
from Harvard. The liarv boys,
you remember, voted her the least
likely to succeed, when she was
drawing down several hundred
smackers a week pay.
LONDON, Oct. 28—Formation
of a French empire defense coun-
cil to function as a war govern-
ment, was announced today by
Gen. Charles de Gaulle, free
French forces leader.
The British government issued
the statement, given out earlier
by Degaulle in Belgian Congo and
was the first time the government
has been used in connection with
the free French forces.
DdGaulle said he, as leader of
the free forces, and the council
would rule according to the laws
existing in France June 23, ,1940,
the day Marshal Philippe Petain
capitulated to Germany.
The proclamation issued by De
“In view of the fact that hence-
forward free French forces repre-
sent the only resort of the Fath-
erland I, their leader, today have
decided to appoint a council lor
the defense of the empire.
"This council will perform on
behalf of France all the duties of
a war government in all French
territories which are fighting on,
or will fight on.
"French officers. French sold-
iers, French citizens, a few infam-
ous politicians are delivering the
empire of France.
"Be prepared to stand to your
Simultaneously, DeGaulle issu-
ed this first order of the council
on behalf of the French people
and the French Empire:
"We, General DeGaulle, leader
of the free French forces, order
"As long as the French gov-
ernment and representation of the
VICHY, France, Oct. 28—The
French government has accepted I
Germany's invitation to become
closer affiliated with the axis
powers, it was revealed today,
and a campaign was begun tc
make the agreement popular with
the Trench people.
A stiff penalty has been levied
against persons criticizing the tie-
up between France and the ax^
powers, and Vice-Premier Pierre
Laval will address the French ntt-
toin todty to tell of his recent
negotiations with Adolf Hitler,
but when and where the address
would be was not revealed.
Also, Laval is scheduled to
leave Vichy for an unannounced
destination after a cabinet meet-
Another Major Political Ad
dress Scheduled at Madis-
on Square Garden In
New York City Tonight.
Full Day Of
MEXICO CITY, Oct. 28--Pres-
ident Cardenas, believing the ban
threatens Mexico’s economy, will
left the embargo on exports to
Japan, high sources revealed to-
The government had unoffic-
ially announced the embargoes
several days ago.
Activity Seen Veterans Will
If War Comes
Tuesday and Wednesday
Night Addresses •* re
Slated In Northern Cities.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28—Pres-
ident Roosevelt will deliver an-
DALLAS, Tex., Oct. 28—If the
United States cannot maintain an
Suspension of the embargo on
war materials and foodstuffs
which secret agents from the fed-
eral attorney general’s office en-
forced last week was scheduled to
take effect today.
The principal fear of the
sources disclosing this decision
was that it would be misunder-
stood in the United States.
The spokesman said scrap iron
and certain petroleum products,
which are practically government
monopolies, probably would con
tinue on the restricted list.
BRITISH MAY AID
New Oil Area
28—Yugoslavia will remain neu-
tral in the Italo-Greecian war,
high government leaders said to-
day, unless "we ourselves are at-
ther major political address to- honorable peace through diplom-
ing and a ministers’ meeting with I night in Madison Square Garden acy, event the wounded veterans
Chief of State Marshal Philippe; a- lie begins u full week of j of this nation who have tasted the
Petain, j speeches before the Nov. 5 elec- hell of war are willing to offer
(A Rome dispatch said Premier turn. j their lives once more, Col. George
Mussolini was reported to have The President’s final hours he- Edwin Ijams of Washington, D.
left for Florence, Italy, possibly lore his departure were occupied 0., said Sunday in dedicating the
for a four-man meeting of Hitler,) by a conference with Ambassador new $ 1,250,000 United States
Petain and Generalissimo Fran- Jo-eph P. Kennedy, who arrived ve’erans’ hospital at Lisbon,
cisco Franco of Spain. It was in- from Europe Sunday and flew ;rr- “Every man who has been ad
dicated that these talks might last, mediately to Washington. Senator'milted to this great medical inti
Until Laval talks, at least, the
country was left in the dark on
what lies behind the brief an-
nouncement Saturday that H.tiar
and Petain have agreed in prin-
ciple to work together to rebuild
But tiie government took the
attitude that France is meeting
the axis on equal terms despite de-
feat, and the spokesman praised
Germany’s "unquestionable gran-
deur” in treating with a defeated
enemy after four months.
The spokesmen contended there
French nation do not exist norm- wits no humiliation for France m
ally and independently from the the negotiations now in progress
enemy powers formerly perform- and held out a prospect of a re-
ed by the Chief of State and by turn to normal which would mean
•he Cabinet will be exercised by prosper! ty for all.
the leader of the free Finch They warned the French to be-
forces, assisted by the defense ware of
1 ""These powers will be enforced try to place obstacles before
in consonance with laws ex-ting In] "** ^ench policy.
Joseph F‘. Brynes (’D.-S. C.) also I lotion lias fought for the Ameri
was at the White House during can way of life and for the pres
the evening. I creation of our liberties,” he said.
Earlier the chief executive ha i "They all want peace. But we who
worked on the speeches he will | have fought know that we must
deliver in New York, Boston, present a united front to defend
Brooklyn, Cleveland and else-! (ls tVom an aggressor looking witli
where during the final intensive] covetous eyes, either from Europe
phase of the campaign.
The democratic national com-
mute has retained NBC’s red and
blue networks from 9 to 10 p. m.,j
Denison time, Monday night, for
the Madison Square Garden at -
Introduced by Lawrence Mei-
ton, vice-chairman of the arrange-
ments committee for the dedica-
tion cememonies, Colonel Ijams
his first platform opportunity t
ARDMORE, Oct. 28—H. F. WASHINGTON, Oct. 28—sHigh
Gibson of Gibson and Jennings. J government officials said today
But j Dallas, Texas, Whs at Hotel Ard- they would make no comment on
full freedom of trade has been re more recently. He and his pail- the Italian invasion of Greece un-
stored to private operators. ! tier are active in the new oil area ! til U.S. diplomats in Rome and
Since last week Mexican agents , between Healdton field and Hew ;Athen had submitted confiden-
were reported to have impounded j *tt fl,i4 north of Wilson. I tial report.-,
thousands of tons of such items These people have 14 wells \mi- ] First action of the government
as oil, flour, molybdenum, scrap] pleted and four nearing comple- js to freeze Greek assets in the
iron, mercury antimony and fibers j tion. They are operating in sec-; United States and close U.S. ports
ready for shipment to Japan In tions 17, 20 and 29, all in 4 south] t0 Greek warships and subma-
and 2 east.
The match that lit the torch
this new area was struck by the i
late Jinks Smyers in the fall of] ROME, Oct. 28 Italian troops
1934 when he drilled a well in the j invaded Greece on the excuse, it
center of the nenesw of section j wa= revealed today, that Gieece
20, 4s2w. Gibson bought a third j had "harbored British warships in
interest in the well and another its poit-, and mistreated Italians
- ! third was bought by J. I. Staten ; and Albanians.
HARLINGEN, Tex., Oct. 28— 0f Wichita Falls, Texas. It was believed the ultimatum,
Congressman John J. Mansfield of This well had three sands, one rejected by Greece today,
Columbus, chairman of the power- at y500 feet, one at 1788 feet and
fill rivers and harbors committee j one at 2050. Pipe was set at
1500 feet and the sand tested oil
and salt water.
Gibson and Jennings took the
we!! over and plugged back to
of the House of Representatives,
told 300 persons attending a hear-
ing on the Valley extension of the
Intraeoastal Canal that the Unit-
ed States’ chief danger from an:
manded the ceding of important
Greek bass for Italian use for the
duration of the axis-British war.
1810 feet. This well was eom
inva-ion standpoint was by assault p|eted in May, 1935, for about 10 1
through Mexico. barrels and it became the discov- j
Mansfield made his assertion in ny well of the new Wilson pooi
tilea that the | An 0ffset was drilled to the norih
army board of engineers approve on the Herrell farm and both wer
SOFLA, Bulgaria, Oct. 28—
Italian troop- this afternoon had
penetrated at least six miles into
Greece from the Albanian frontier
it was leported, and Greek forces
iell back slowly before the Ital-
reply to John L. Lewis, the CIO
chief who came out last week for
Wendell Willkie, but whether he
intends to discuss labor matters
lias not been disclosed.
Motoring to nearby Kearny, N.
J., the President will visit the
both ,11 times ot peace and m war ^ va)ley,s request ,or extension placed on production
"From the early pioneers ^, of the cana| from its present
this state who died at the Alamo| terminus nt Corpua Christ! to the
Charles Clowe and Fred Tucker
in 1935 drilled in the northwest
| England which, they said, would Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock
the I company, which is building seven
in their fight lor freedom, l««j Vpllev. He declared that in Wash- garter of section 20-4-2 on the
has played a prominent part in jngt0’n „we do not fear an i„va.
this country’, history. We need j <ion from the sea or ,’rom any
only look at the record of the pas:1 0(her dil.cctlon cxcept through
war, when more than 200,000 vol- Mexioo That makeg this border
unteered for defense, to see that coulllry our first line of conti-
tliis state’s great national reputa-i nentai* defense. We need every
France Tune 23, 1940.”
] cruisers and thirty-two destroyers tion u well earned. Of that nun:- J“7ble communication line
Martin Dies, tv<*m Orange, hut ] -
dynamite when squeezed, say;:,! NEW YORK, Oct. 28 — The
"Tolerance ceases to he a virtue ; Bundles for Britain idea, now
when it is carried to the point spreading rapidly across the coun-
where everything is tolerated" . . try, appeared in Paris, Texas, this
. The Statue of Liberty was given week with the formation of a lo-
this country by France 54 years cal Bundles for Britain branch,
ago. Too bad France cannot be Paris thus joined 300 other Anier-
in the same shape it was when ] iean communities where branches
Liberty meant something . . . The I are now flourishing,
foothail parley backers had a field News of the launching of a
.tiny last week. One fellow tuid branch at Paris was released at
she quit counting when he the New York headquarters of
reached 13 misses. An Esqtih* Bundles for Britain, Inc., by Mrs.
article says the chance of a fan
picking eight out of eight is abou*
00 to 1 or thereabouts because
for the navy.
The route of his motorcade
j goes the through Bayonne, N. J ,
to Staten Island and Brooklyn,
where he will participate in
Rgai/Aalprl Todav ground-breaking ceremonies for
I\cvcdicu 1 (he tunne| which is t0 Unk Brook.
- | lyn with Manhattan Island at the
Mrs. Margaret Markes, area su- fjrittery at a cost estimated at
pervisor of the Texas department near|y $go,000,000.
of public welfare, today announc-j After lunch at Hunter college
tie whips you . . . And how uo
you like the way Bill Conatser is
^oing down Aggleland way?
ed a revised schedule for welfare
work at the Denison office, 408
South Mirick avenue.
On Mondays the office will ac-]
cept applications fori
WPA employement; T u e s -
days case workers will receive
applications and reapplications for
old age assistance; Wednesdays
and Thursdays have been desig-
nated to receive applications for
clothing and surplus commodities
and Fridays and Saturdays are to
he used by case workers in ntak-
of ir.g visits to homes of clients.
with some faculty members of
New York colleges, Mr. Roosevelt
her 1900 made the supreme sacri* tan railroads, deep seaports, got a small well,
fice; 0,300 wen wounded in a>- ^00(j highways, everything. I John Setele Batson entered the
tion. would recommend extension of new area last January. He drill -
The assistant administrator of j the canal to the valley as a do ] ed on the Williams farm of 50
the nation’s veterans affairs true- fense need.” acres in the gwswne ection 20-4-2
ed the United States’ program of Later Mansfield read from in-! and go* a 40-barrel well. Gibson
caring for its wounded service formation in his files saying that : and Jennings then drilled No.
men from the time of the Ameri-(both Germany and England haujgnd No. 3 Mertens on the same
farm as the discovery well and the
ATHENS, Greece, Oct. 28—
The axis powers followed up today
W. W Woodworth farm. This well »n what the world has expected
ha i a production of about ,10 bar- for weeks-Ital.an troops moved
reks | into Greece at 9:30 p. m. (Den-
’ The next step in the new Wil- •'«»> time) Sunday night, alter the
son pool was made by Ray Kyle, Greek government
a drilling contractor. He drilled I an Italian ultimatum,
near the Woodworth farm and
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can Revolution. From small gifts
of money, the policy has grown
until today the most modern hos-
pital facilities are provided for
the care of disabled former sold-
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Wale; I.atham, national president.
Work by the Paris branch has
already begun, and a full set
officers has been named. Miss Mrs. Markes stated that
Marv Fenet 127 S. Church street, clients would observe this sched-
‘ 5 is president of the, ule, they could obtain much bet-
IS THE STRONGEST
Shows Total Of
of Paris, .
branch; Mrs. Rufus Fenner Scott,
Jr., also of Paris, is secretary and
Now almost a year old Bundles |
for Britain, ine., was formed by
Mrs. Latham, New York society;
to furnish necessities and
ter and prompter service.
Homer Price cracks that Henry
Ford is hardly consistent. He says
(hat woman’s place is in the home,
then turns out cars to take them
out of the home . . . Newspapers
all over the area are giving fine I woman, ------- . . i
notices to the swell act put on nt miall comforts to 1 ® ‘
the Friday night game by (he; people ot Britain. ;
IAHS hand and drum corps, direct- tion gathers an s up . . - -
ed bv N.-ii tJhlrlev Gov Phil- woolen garments medical supplies, | and former Texas university stu-
J ’ ambulances, mobile kitchens, chi.- j dent, has been appointed an army
Goes Into Army
James L. Patillo, Denison youth,
drer.’) cots and used clothing.
lips just has been released from
an Oklahoma City hospital after
five days treatment for bronchitis, j ’ —
He still is suffering from damitis Odd FellOWS
. . Forecasters didn’t say such a
hard rain would fall on Denisor.
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COTTON IN GRAYSON
SHOWS GAIN OVER 1939
Prior, to Oct. 18 this year, the
number of Grayson county cotton
bales ginped totaled 40,501, as
i compared with 37,385 in the same
^(period last year, according to fig-
ures compiled by G. U. Peterson,
government cotton statistician.
During all of last year only 39,-
611 bales were ginned, Mr. Peter-
son snid, which leaves this year’s
record already 890 ahead,
Approximately 200 Odd Fellows
from surrounding lodges will wit-
ness an initiation ceremony at
the Denison lodge tonight for
Captain Dewey Muirhead of
Dallas will direct the degree team
in putting on the work, it is an-
The refreshment committee is
composed of F. P. Ramsey, W. R.
Mahan and E. S. McIntyre E.
A. Wright, local noble grand, will
i.ir corps flying cadet and assign-
ed to primary training at Glen-
dale, Calif., it was announced to-
day by Capt. C. K. McNaughteo,
western district supervisor of
army air corps primary training.
Under the army’s program, he
will complete his training in nine
months and then receives his
“wings” of military pilots and a
commission as a lieutenant.
Henry Thomas, 1700 S. Austin
avenue, reported to city police his
Meycle had been stolen in the 200
block W. Main otreet Saturday
night, while Roy Venable, 113
N. Austin, said a camera and
blanket had been stolen from his
car, parked in front of his home
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28—The
nation heard from three of its
highest navy officials today that
the United States fleet was the
most powerful in the world, but
that this country \/as still vulner-
able to attack from a eoalition of
Taking part in a broadcast dis-
cussion of American seapower on
the nineteenth annual Navy Day,
were Secretary Kikx, Admiral
Harold R. Stark, chief of naval
operations and Lewis Compton,
assistant secretary of the navy.
Stark, speaking Sunday from
Washington, in a nation-wide
broadcast, said: “We must con-
sider the possibility of simultan-
eous attacks in either or both
oceans.” Knox spoke on the same
program from Chicago and coun-
seled that “We must not ignore
this well-remembered warning—it
is later than you think.” Knox
also spoke again on another net-
Reporting on the progress of
naval expansion, Compton said in
a broadcast from Orange, N. J.,
that the goal of a two-ocean
navy, for which congress author-
ized an outlay of four billion dob
lars, was well ahead of schedule.
Knox termed the navy’s expan-
sion the greatest ever undertaken
by any nation.
“The new American navy which
The terms of the ultimatum,
delivered last night and giving
Greece only a few hours to ans-
wer, were not made known.
Reliable informants said Athens
and a few other Greecian cities
had been bombed by Italian planes
2 | today an I that an estimated 200,-
non Fa- ist troops, supported by
fighting planes, had crossed the
Albanian-Grcek frontier and had
reached the front line defense of
Berlin remained mute on the
! Italian inva-ion, expected to throw
all the Balkan area into the war
I before it is completed, but Adolf
' Hitler and Benito Mussolini were
aid to be meeting secretly in
Florence, Italy. What the dicta-
tor- were conferring about was
not known by even informed
Premier John Metaxas called
on the Greek people to fight for
j liberty unto death, and informed
: circles said Britain was to send
mony will feature the Denison aid in men and equipment to
production was better than the
Batson well. In the center of se
nwse, section 20-4-2 the same
firm drilled on the Griffin farm
of 80 acres.
The next step taken in the de-
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A total of 0,771 football mind-]
| e:t fails witnessed the 20-7 victory j
I of the Sherman high school Bear-1
j cats over the Denison high Yellow
[Jackets at Munson field, E. E.
| Rogers, high school principal here |
announced today. Proceeds oi ]
the game totaled $2,630.57), Mr. I
is being laid down and which will] jjoaers said
come into being in the next five of those attending 4,136 were District Boy Scout Court of Hon- ; Greece immediately. Metaxas said
years will he thoroughly compe- adults and 2,136 were students j nr a| 7:3o Tuesday night at the; the Greek forces were resisting
tent to meet any possible combi- (including the hands of the two Waples Memorial church, George | stubbornly, but military observers
Scouts To Have
Alt arch of achievements cere-
nation of enemies that could he
brought against us,” he said.
“With the new navy equipped
and afloat, its offensive power
plus our insular position will pro-
vide the best security we can have
in a world dominated by brute
Admiral Stark s.- id that since
last Navy Day twenty-five new
ships had joined the fleet.
’’Forty-six more,” he added,
“have been reconditioned and are
in service, exclusive of the fifty
old destroyers transferred to the
more than 170,000 sailors, an in-
crease of approximately 6,1,000 mar county
cities and B teams.) Those at-
tending on passes numbered 385.
Sherman’s busine.-s manager.
Milliard Collin reported that of
the total, 1,045 student tickets
and 1,456 adult tickets were sold
A. Holland, scout executive, re-1 did not expect them to last long
vealed today. , bfore the superior forces of II
Senior scouts of troop No. 209, j Duce unless assistance was sent
directed by Scoutmaster D. L. them by another nation quickly.
Finch and sponsored by the First General mobilization of all
Christian church will have charge [ manpower has been called in
of the ceremony, Mr. Holland Greece and all Italians in the
raid, and all troop members and country are being rounded up.
their parents are invited to attend. All schools were closed.
Music for the court will be pro-] Rome admitted that Italian
\ ided by the Boy Scout orchestra forces had moved into Greece
under direction of Mrs. Bebe through Albania. It has been
- ; Bodamer. known for some time that Musso*
PARIS, Tex., Oct. 28—The case] Two eagle scout awards will lini had been concentrating arms
of J. E. (McDonald, democratic] he made at the court to Billy and forces in Albania, a nation he
nominee for Agricultural Com- Minis Vaughn and Allison Brack- snatched unexpectedly in a Jilood-
the service there are now j missioner echoed here Saturday In ! ett, both of troop No. 204, spon- less war several months ago.
resolution adopted by the Lu- -ore 1 by the Calvary Baptist Bulgaria confirmed fighting
democratic executive, church and of which Omat Briggs was in progress along the Greek-
since last Navy day, and in the
Marine corps 37,000 men, an in-
crease of 17,000.
In his progress report Compton 1 ed for W.
snid that destroyers joined the ”■IJ
fleet during the last year at the
rate of one every three weeks,
and that shipbuilding generally
was well ahead of schedule.
In 1933, he asserted, the navy
was a decade behind, but since
then 137 combat ships of nearly
500,000 tons have been added to
the sea forces.
committee. ] '3 scoutmaster. Albanian frontier.
The resolution mention* that s In addition to awarding merits] Greek authorities believe Bri-
write-in campaign has been start- to second and first class scouts, tain will immediately send troops,
N, Corry, opponent of raniporal certificates will be pre-i -hips and other war equipment to
McDonald in the democratic pri- -ented to the five Denison troops ca,Ty out an agreement between
maty, and criticized McDonald Mr. Holland said. the two nations long ago. The
for accepting the support of the The district advancement com- Greeks, fearing an Italian inva-
demoeratic party public office] mittee is composed of the follow-, si0Tli f0r months, has been prenar-
and then turning his support to] ing scouters, R. R. Johnson,] tnfr for any eventuality, including
the candidate of another party. ! hoop 201; Don' H Rremmerman. aPt,,ai warfare
(Mr. McDonald has signified h's Sr., troop 204; J. S. Kimble, j The British cabinet was in close
troop 205; C. A. Robinson, troop conference today obviously
207 and Rev. Ben F. Hearn, troop
intention to support Wendell L.
Willkie, republican nominee for
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