The Denison Press (Denison, Tex.), Vol. 9, No. 9, Ed. 1 Friday, July 3, 1942 Page: 1 of 4
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DENISON AND VICINITY
Continued mild temperatures
tonight and Saturday
The Denison Press
PUBLISHED DAILY EXCEPT
36c PER MONTH
REPRESENTATIVE OF THE UNITED PRESS
DENISON, TEXAS FRIDAY, JULY 3rd, 1943
WEEKLY FOUNDED 1930— DAILY 1934
VOL. IX—NO. 9
British Counter-Attacking Axis In Egypt Today
Axis Spy Ring Wiped Out With Arrest 21 Enlist
Of Twenty Agents Planning Panama Attach In Marines
Germans Claim Alexandria
Harbor Bombed For 3rd Time
“King Of Belize” Among Those Arrested;
U.S. Officer Survives Plots To Poison Him
CARIBBEAN DEFENSE: the King and nineteen other per-
il KADQUiAUTERS, Panama Ca-1 sons who fueled axis submarines
nal Zone, July 3—An axis spy adn spotted allied shipping targets
ringled by "The King of Belize" ; in the Caribbean.
■who posed as a businessman, has, The arrest of George Gough,
been wiped out with the arrest ot plantation and shipping operator
-------------| in British 'Honduras, where he
_____g was known as the King of Belize,
and his associates, who included
voluptuous night club hostesses,
was the result of the work of a
youthful United States army intel-
ligence officer who survived fi *-
tion-like plots to poison him and
sabotage his plane.
Lieut. Gen. Frank ,M Andrews,
Caribbean defense commander,
announced the arrests, capping a
four-month trail of intrigue in
United States and British
BY THE EDITOR
A Bit lot Praise.
’Mark Twain once said that it
was better to have more taffy and
less cpitaphy. He was right, som»| which
people are always saying most of, counterespionage agents uneirth-
their nice things about people af-jed and foiled plots packed with
ter they are dead. But a corpse | thrills and aimed possibly at an
cun’t smell a tube rose nor hear |----------
encomiums. | (Continued on page four)
That’s one reason for our liking ,
talks made about living people ra- |Hr,frir»4a#at.c Axirafrl
ther than listening or r ading ora- engineers /YWaiCI
ations and praises about people | c
who can't hear or read. 1,10re '-OHTraClS
In this connection, the splendid
results we have secured in making; Additional air force stations con-
the rubber drive in Denison, the .tracts issued by the Denison U. S.
recent fine manner in which the ] district engineer office on projects
i at Altus, Frederick, Ardmore and
I‘Fort Sill, Oklu., were announced
today by Lieut. Charles H. Ber-
I trand, publicity officer.
All contracts were in amounts
| of less than .$1,000,000 each and
I withe the exception of the Fort
j Sill air force station, were issued
j Tuesday. The latter contract was
| made on June 24.
The Parrott-Oldt company, Dal-
I las, received the contra't For the
construction of underground util-
! ities on the Altus, Frederick and
For the construction of field
I hospital units on the Fort Sill sta-
jtion, the K. J. Bell and company
of Lawton, Okla., ha., received a
(Continued on page four)
Body Of Drowned
Near Katy Bridge
Answer To Plea
For 4th Regiment
A Deni, on battalion of ^Marine
| recruits, forming part of Lieut.
Col. Newton B. Barkley’s appeal
for rebuilding the "Fourth Marini
regiment, who are"now all eating
rice in Japan,” was fonred her
| yesterday afternoon by Staff Ser-
I geant Grady E. Pendleton, local
i recruiting officer, as he #'nt 21
men of this area to Dallas for fi-
nal physical examination.
Col. Barkley, officer in charge
of the Dalln recruiting division
under which the Denison office is
a sub-station, made the statement
that recruiters are now facing the
task of rebuilding the Fourth reg-
iment, during his first visit to
Denison last June 8. Sergeant
I'indleton said today if all sub-
stations are doing as good as this
) one, the regiment soon will be re-
: Local Office In Lead.
Lust month the local office led
j ail other sub-stations in the Dallas
district in the number of men ac-
cepted as leathernecks. With thi
tContinucd on page four)
<5Ke *3]Cutualkj ^tedqc out£iyi<i,
OFCIAFAT/ON OF/MDEP£NDENC£- -J
Members Of Scout
Camp Are Chosen
The body of Corporal Arthur K.
Spahn, 22-year-old enlisted man; contract
of the 86th U. S. army engineer
battalion, who drowned in Rod
River Tuesday, June 23, was found
yesterday afternoon about 4
o’clock a quarter of a mile from
the Katy railroad bridge across the i -
river by Jack Weger, a Colbert Responding to an invitation
fisherman. ; from W, H. Young to repres nt
The body was found almost cx- .Denison in an entertainment pro- winning of
Killed East July 4th
AUSTIN. Tex., July 3— Gover-' families. Accident.-
Additional staff mehibers to
be in charge of the Red River
Valley council Boy Scout camp to
he held later this month at Rob-
j ber’s Cave State Park, Wilburton, l
j Okla., were named today by D. L.
j Finch, camp director.
Scoutmasters and acting ,-cout-
hj„h-i masters consist of W. L. Porter,
nor Coke Stevenson today urged ways, on the beaches, from fire- \ t'eo!f " ' an" ’ \ igl.um.j
Texans to take inventory of their works—nil Invu mmle tin- hi..1 1 ' 1 1 , RoheiS F Cox, \\ R.|
Be Alive On the Fifth
July 4, I'J41, found the United States celebrating t
July 4, 1942, finds it fighting to preserve that indepen-
To gain the victory that will insure future n m.. r-u
of Independence day, America neeiL eveiy ounce o, mao
power and every scrap of vital war material she ,-an mu tm
This year, ot alt years, the nation cannot afford the
huge toll of life and property that Fourth of July accident
This year, of ail years, every American mu.-t be alive ,>.
the Fifth—alive and able to do his part in speeding victory.
For that reason, the Texas Safety Association and civic
organizations are uniting in a ma.-- attack on Fourth of July
accidents of every kind.
It has been the ironic custom of the United State to
celebrate Independence Day by turning it into a day of horn r
and bloodshed through wholesale disregard for common see.-e.
care and caution.
This year .America cannot afford the luxury of this an-
nual jamboree of carelessmThis year manpower and :i
terials must be saved for the ali-out victory drive
The curtailment of cars and tire.s and the rationing of
gasoline in the east may clear the highways thi- year of part
of the traffic jam that always has contributed -o heavily v>
the huge Fourth of July toll.
It is a fact, too, that many loyal Americans regard h ,-
a simple patriotic duty not to drive their cars on pleasure
trips when their government is asking then to conserve vit F
Nevertheless, there still will be heavy traffic on the
Fourth. Many factories will keep on working over the holi-
day, that no time may bo lost in turning out the weapons of
Hundred- of thousands of war worker- will be go mg to
and from their jobs, despite the holiday. To this necessary
travel will be added the holiday traffic—lighter than u-u'il.
but still a burden.
Curtailment of traffic doe- not eliminate the cause- ot
many holiday accidents. There -till will be drowning.-, fir-
works, falls and other holiday hazards—all of which lurk-
near our homes as well as a thou.-and miles away.
This fourth of July, as never before, public officio -.
traffic officers and the public must unite in preventing ac-
dents that delay victory The preservation of American
Independence demands it.
For French Fleet
Interned In Egypt
NEW YORK, July 3—The
Nazis claimed today that axis
pi&nes bombed Alexandria
tiai b-c yeetarday The der-
ma t, broadcast said it Wat the
third raid in four dayt.
CAIRO, Egypt, July 3 — The
lirii h appear at least to be hold-
ing th- -ir own today in the critical
fighting in the Egyptian desert.
The final outcome of the fight
till I in doubt, hut reports from
the front are a little more on the
j encouraging side this morning.
The eighth army i.- said to have
I,, orbed all the. attacks thrown
against it.- line by Mar-hal Erwin
; Rommel’s axis forces.
Then, it is said, the British ira-
perials counter-attacked and man*
1 aged to encircle some of the Ger-
man- and Italians-
The British counter-tab was
n ei ■ near El Alamen, at the coa3-
ta or northern, end of the forty-
■ mile front.
As for the rest of the line, the
Bri• -n -;em to be holding stoutly
I despit' -avage thrusts by the en-
Another heartening development
is the disclosure of the heavy ac-
■ ity by American and British air
forces in the near east.
The allied planes are said to
have conducted one of the most
■oik • ; trated bombing offensives
(Continued on page four)
— $34,061 In War
Stores To ( lose Sat., Bonds, Stamps
Press To Issue No Paper Total Sold Here
Fourth of July plans to make .sui e
“that patriotism, from the stand-
point of tire conservation and
safety, is included.’’
“The observance of Indepen-
dence Day, 11142, should he in
keeping with those responsibilities
resting: upon • ach of us in the
this war,” the gjover-
-all have made this his
torie observance one of sorrow
and suffering: foj many.”
The Texas Safety association
commended the govenor’s appeal
and naked city official- and civic! “nd '"a"aRcr: George
organizations 'to join in the state-'Dementt- camp f,rst a,d exPPrt
wide campaign to cut the holiday
Taylor, A. N. Norman, David I
Bates, Ben Hearn Jr-,
Mo-.-p and Robert Schlcu-e.
AV. T- Adams will be business
The majority of Denison
-tabs.-himnt# will observe
ondence day Saturday as a
closing their door- t(
lishcd- Publication will
f d again Monday
Federal agencies \\
the day as a wartime
nctly nine days to the Hour he gram at the annual Pottsboro pic- nor aid. "Not the bast of those conservation
was swept into the swirling stream| nic Thursday night, a patriotic ad- are the con........•’on of tires, mo- unnoiv :,ry
as ho was guiding driftwood away dress on Our Country was deliver- tor vehicle, and the prevention
from the ponton bridge the engin-j ed by LeRoy M- Anderson, Press of accident- wli rii take pr cion*
eer battalion erected on May 27 editor, and patriotic ducts were manpower nd manhours from the
to facilitate operations on thelsung by ,Mr. Anderson and Fred working front.
Guy F. Atkinson company earth Bulloch, local entertainer and ven- ‘-Kach year the Fourth of July
removing program on the dam site, j troliquist Thursday night. holiday pc od ha- ended in death
According to Justice E. A With Mr. Aoung acting as mas- and di-a-ti r fur scares of T-xa
■Wright, who viewed the remains,| ter of ceremonies, the Denisonians _
the body appeared to he in almost j were introduced and took over the
good shape despite the length of) half hour allotted. The local peo-
time Spahn had been in the water. | le joined heartily in the pro-
He was still fully dressed, in- gram, singing with the leader of
eluding his shoes, in the army uni-' song and after the address by the
speaker of the evening, Mr. Bul-
I loch presented his stooge, Chester
[ Oak, making his wise cracks local
j in several instances.
The picnic will continue through
Saturday, with the chief p irt of
I the attractions being in the late
! afternoon and evening. Something
lie 1200 were present on the op-
(Continued on page four)
Public Debt In
Las'. Year Was
$3,325 !n War
Bonds Last Mo.
CAA Airport Div.
Leads Wilh 56 Per
WASHINGTON, July 3—The
treasury auuounced toda£ that the
public debt soared to nearly 1i
billion dollars during the last fis-
cal year, and it is still mounting.
$77,000,000,000 is almost too
big to mean anything to most of
us, but to Treasury Secretary
Henry Morgenthnu, Jr., it means:
‘‘More taxes, more borrowing.”
Last year's deficit alone was
more than $19,000,000,000-
^Morgcnthau estimates that the
deficit will hit 56 billions during
this fiscal year.
He said this indicates that the
tax hill now before congress is
just the beginning of the wartime
No matter how vigorous the tax
policy is, Morgenthau said, the
government still must borrow
many billions during the 1943 fis-
The Denison district engineer
office purchase $3,325.50 in var
bonds for the month of June, ac-
cording to Lt. Edmond M. Stev-
ens, war bond officer, today.
All of the divisions partcipated
-- in the purchase of bonds with the
AUSTIN, Texas, July 3—The CAiA airport division leading with
Summer Texan, semi-weekly issue 56 per cent of the personn pur-
of the campus newspaper at the chasing bonds by the voluntary
University of Texas, today took a pay deduction plan. Tin e figure
Takes Slap At
Regents Of TLJ
Patriotism demands rubber
and for that reason
driving over the
Fourth should be rut out,” said
George Clarke, managing director
of the association.
"Last year, 2S Texans were kill-
ed, 300 other- injured in traffic
accident- over the Fourth of July
holiday period. The greatest
mileage ever rolled up on the
state’s speodomet is in any one
weekend was recorded—130,000,-
“Today, at war, Texas cannot
afford tins ne-dlc - waste when
every pair of arms, every per-on,
every vehicle ami every tire is
needed for the preservation of
that fr edom we cel, brate."
Other suggestions offered by
the association include:
Drive under forty miles an hour.
Patriotically observe all traffic
rules and signals.
For patriotism’s sake—don’t
drink before driving.
and not opening again until Mon- working day,
day. Exception to th..- rule will
he oaf-drug -tor-. and filling
Frank V. Bunn, emergency serv-l -Y* per it- annual custom, the
ire training director and J. ]| Press will observe the day u- a
Kyle will serve as nature lore and holiday and no paper will be pub-
exploration instructor. ______ ___
Co. Low Bidders,
AppIvForX-Carck Qrave Removals
no holiday being e
tabiished for employee- of the
D> i.ison di-trict U. F ingit
office, and the postoffice. Hov
•''■r the Marine corp- recrn.tit
office will be closed. Denison in-
dustrial plan- holdin^ government
contracts will continue operatic,
and the Katy clerical staff vvi
maintain only skeleton crews to I
keep operations going imooth y
iDue to the tire rationing, maf
Denison motorist# will celebrate
nearer home. For them, events
Its Supply, Demand
WASHINGTON July 3 — An
examination of rationing board
files in Washington today showed
that 258 congressmen have re-
ceived unlimited gasoline rationing
cards. The total includes 212 rep-
resentatives and 46 senators.
Some of the congressmen ap-
plied for cards for cars owned by
Among the representatives re-
ceiving the "X” cards were Dis-
ney, Johnson, Nichols and Wicher-
slinm of Oklahoma. Texans in-
I eluded Gossett, Milday, Kleberg,
• Patman, Patton, Poage, South
DENISON AFFECTED BY WPA
AND NYA BUDGET SLASHES
udget sla.-hes by Congress to- trict manager for this area, an-
have translated themselves nounces tho greatest reduction in
heavy slap at the regents. do not include the ammirt of lnl° retrenchment for the Dalla- workers would come in sparsely
Tlie slap is based on their re* purchase (made b> direct pur- district offices, through which settled districts, where population
fusal to re-employ three economics chase of individuals. Grayson count) ®rved, of th centers would notice least effect,
instructors who criticized an anti- Other divisions lead el'> in W ork- Progro-s Admini- ration In the past, he said, \\ l A has
strike mass meeting held last purchases with the real estate di* ®**d the National )outh Admini.-- transported workers to their jobs,
(March in Dallas. vision showing 53 per cent of the tration. In the future, it will be able to
Said the paper editorially; personnel participating; the eng in I he heaviest blow t <•' 1 on the operate only where workers are
“Move over, Georgia, make room eering division, 51 per e nt and M I’A. Otficials estimatid it-1available, that i- bringing the
for a wounded Texan.” the administrative division 50 pel worker- in this area would he cut, jot,.- to the workers.
The editorial was addre.-sed to cent. about 57 per cert, and although The district roll as of June 30
Governor Talmadge of G.-orgia, Numerou. new applications lor Dallas remains as one ol thro j was 9,200. He expected it to
(Continued on page four)
2,449 Graves Are
Involved In Engr.
Bruce Barton Is
Added To Police
Bruce Barton, 35
Sheppard, began his new dutie-
toilay as patrolman with the Dent-
son police department, it is an-
nounced by Police Chief Paul
Barton replaces Patrolman Tom
Bassham, whose resignation be-
came effective Wednesday -o that
he could accept employment w ith
the Langston bakery.
The new patrolman i.- a native
Denisonian and a graduate of
Pa! Noe of the Denison Funeral
Home and the Sherman Casket
company of Sherman, represented
by L. S. Ogletroe, were low bid-
ders yesterday at $36,503 when
bids were opened here by the U.
S. engineers for the removal of
2,499 graves from the inundated
area of the Denison dam and res-
There were six other bidders,
Burkhalter Funeral home, Vinita, (Denison high school. He is
Okla.; Fleming and Dryden, Han- ried and prior to his heroin
over, I nd.; Briggs and Northing-
ton, of Burnet, Tex ; Diet* M- mo-
rial Home, Waco; Rev We le.'t
and E L. Connaliy, of Waco, and
Street and Draper, of Oklahoma
City. Government estimate was
Contract cover- removal of all
graes in the 42 cemeteries of the
condemned area, to new cemeter-
ies on cites on higher ground.
A h •! • IH m-on postoffice
i utit of both war saving# bonds
and tamp- the first day of the
• her- the people of Denison
bought a total of $34,061.10
" th. -ci- ilftig to V*. O Babcock,
rm.in of the sale. Friday morn-
Jt would have been more than
■ ml w i ot run out of stamps
and bond- However, that is a
zeal) • amount of money for the
good p ople of Denison to invest,"
declared Mr Babcock today.
■ fice department here
r ;-h through a supply at the
, ,i j,.-t possible moment moment
. .1 a new supply -hould bg here
withir he next three or four days,
it ■ declared.
The first day# report was $16,-
111"v, to be followed by the sec-
total a> indi-
. ited Hov, ver, it is declared
' complete and not entire-
v i on amative of what the city
ii.. ,i h..\i done had the supply
Dei in, it is declared, is ex-
pi, led to do it.- full -hare in the
i-i cord desired over the nation of
, i'il mi dollar invested each
month in -tamp# and bonds.
patrolman vva# employed by the
Universal Lite and Accident In-
surance company With the ad-
dition of Barton, the department
i- still short/one parolman, .creat-
ed by the vacancy caused by the
recent resignation of Ernest T’ics
ton, who has accepted a position
in the Panama canal zone.
The Fourth of July
who ha# had academic
prob!rtn.e war bond porcVm-es on the volun- out
He stressed the importance of all of his own. tary pay deduction plan have at
borrowing as large a proportion of The case of the professors, said ready been received and this
these billions as possible from the the paper, is an academic case month should show a marked in
current savings of the people. paralleling the Sacco-Vanzetti blot, crease in the above figures.
of twelve district offices in
the state, some reduction in stulf
will be inevitable.
Gus W. Thomasson, well known
j in Denison, who will remain dis-
shrink shortly to a daily average
WPA spent $38,659,119.85 in
(Continued ort page four)
MELBOURNE, July 3—Austral*
• jumping the gun on the Am-
erican Fourth of July.
Thi event was abserved today
in the land down under.
Aim than 1600 Australian chil-
lin'. -ang the "Star Spangled Ban-
m-t" "i tin music of a United
The engineers already have, ot DESTROYED IN OKLA FIRE M band ,0 honor the
traded for clearing and fencing MARIETTA, Okla., July 3—One n Ml.. T>ousrias MacAr-
of six of ten new remeterie- to man has been injured and seven (hui wi)V of (he united natioiu»
be built by the government Tong large business house# destroyed m conmlKIU|er, and Ameri-
the edge of the reservoir in Texa a fire on Marietta'# Main street. ,. r| ,irmv and navy rep^nta*
SF.VI.M business houses
The injured man, Warner Enas,
tiv*— were present.
edge of the reservoir in Texa
and Olahoma, Two exiting res-
ervoir# beyond the water - d 'e vva# hurt when a wall fell on him.
will be used. The Sherman Cm He is in Ardmore Sanitarium iw/ATirr
Firemen from Gainesville. Tc\ ,,NU 1 ILL'
kl company low bidder tr" p<rlem-
inary work has started
plats near Pottsboro,
Bend and Woodville.
grading, and Ardmore helped the jHarietta
Pr sum firemen battle the three-hour blaze
If you do not receive your Pra«
before 6:36, please phone 800 and
ore will be nent voa, . ^
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