The Denison Press (Denison, Tex.), Vol. 19, No. 16, Ed. 1 Friday, October 10, 1947 Page: 1 of 6

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World’s Greatest Earthen Dam and Lake1
Poultry, Dairy, Farming Center
Headquarters for National Park Service
and Game Preserve for Lake Texoma
Has Largest Single Cheese Plant in World
Has Largest Wood Treating Plant in World
World’s Largest Manufacturers Land
Clearing Equipment
Christmas Plans
j To Decorate City
Taking On Shape
From reports in general, and lo-
‘ cully in particular, the idea of a
meatless Tuesday is not getting
_ off to a very
favorable start.
The people as a
rule are simply
not in a frame
of mind to go
much farther
than they are
now forced to
» go by virtue of
high meat
prices and a
shrinking pocketbook. Most of
them feel who are thus affected
that nature will take carf of it
for them and they are not going
out of the way to further curtail
the demand of the appetite for
Reports from meat sellers are to
the effect that their sales did not
materially fall off, nor did the
sale of bacon show reduction.
Many cities report that “butchers
did the usual business.”
Housewives in most cases did
not favor the step only from what
they termed “the Christian stand-
point.” They did not want to see
other starve if denial of a little
piece of meat could change the
situation. But most of them want
to be shown that the case has the
merit claimed for it. They want
to know if the parties have tried
to better their own conditions, ra-
ther than sit supinely by and wait
for us to turn the giant Good Sa-
maritan of the world.
The Sacred Writing, speaking
tfven of the need for caring for
widows, prescribes certain duties
for them to perform to show they
are worthy to be taken care of.
Clearly that hook teaches that
they “who toil not neither shall
they eat.”
We are known as a charitable
people and it is better that some
abuse that disposition than for us
to swing the other way, hut still
we must not contribute to their
slothfulness by our own generos-
ity, less the last state of those
people be worse and they reach
the point where they demand gifts
of our generosity.
Also the report is that many of
the soldiers who are back and now
engaged in business and other
pursuits, are taking the position
that they did without food and
slept in holes and walked in mud
the now that they are in a posi-
tion to eat a fair meal and pay for
it, they feel they are going to feed
themselves first.
And who will step forward and
say they should not do it? Well,
we shall not do so since we know
something of which they speak.
Crops and seasons have come
and gone since the war was over.
Most of the peoples of the world
have had time for seedtime and
harvest at least two years. Wc
have planted and gathered our
crops, and did not ask for others
to deny. We have been ready to
purchase their raw products had
they worked and turned them out.
Our production has been under
standard, partly from inability to
secure their raw products and
partly because of our own hard-
headness and disposition to go on
strikes. We might even blame our
own bad management by the bu-
reaus for underproduction. But
overall, we have got at the job of
restoring pre-war times.
If other countries have practic-
ed sitting around and nursing
their calamities rather than clear-
ing the debris and planting and
restoring things, they may not
blame us for their “settling on the
lees,” while we have proceeded to
making wine void of the bad smell.
Although the original idea of
restoring Christmas lighting to
overhang all downtown streets will
not be available this year because
of wire shortage and other neces-
sary electrical equipment, plans
are projected by the Trade Exten-
sion committee of the Denison
Chamber of Commerce to have
each store do its decorating of
windows by the evening of Wed-
nesday, Dec. 3rd.
On the evening of Dec. 3rd
plans are to unveil downtown win-
dows and the arrival of the Santa
Claus character is booked.
Saturday, December 6, Santa
Claus and his sleigh will make his
formal appearance. Plans are to
have the high school band in line
along with several local floats.
Floats of the decorated kind will
be permitted in the line, it is an-
Plans are alsol to have local mer-
chants make special Christmas of-
fers of merchandise for the 6th
and Christmas shoppers will have
attractive buys offered them and
a complete line of merchandise
from which to choose Christmas
Lake Texoma
Reaches Top
In Patronage
In point of attendance as rec-
ords are kept by the National Park
Service, one office of which is lo-
cated in Denison, Denison’s report
chalked up a quarter of a million
more than any other like sponsor-
ed lake in the country. The at-
tendance at the lake near Denison
ran up to more than a million,
with some days running more than
60,000 visitors. Even Lake Meade
at Boulder ran under the record
made .here. Other lake front have
more complete equipment because
of the fact the. other lakes were
opened some years back, but that
did not retard the people from
coming to Denison's big dam and
Lake Texoma.
At the same time the money
spent in this area ran near the
million and three quarter dollars,
it is figured by a careful research
made by sportsmen circles.
Those who delve into figures
and costs of landing the various
kinds of game, a fish on the aver-
age costs about $3 per pound,
each duck killed runs about $5 the
pound, while a deer will cost the
huntsman about $100 per head.
Angles of expense involved in
a hunter’s life who might visit this
area will include tackle, license,
gas and other car servicing, lodg-
ing, meals and drinks and possibly
other expense.
Katy Talking
Special Train
On Denison Day P
Working with the Denison Ki-
wanis club and other citizens in
general, Tho.s. II. Seales, division
freight and passenger agent of the
Katy, is trying to place at the
convenience of the public on Den-
ison day at the fair a special rate
which will be attractive enough to
secure a special train.
Mr. Scales states that if as
many as 150 can be secured a
special round trip rate of $2.99
will be made, which rate will in-
clude all tax. If some 200 or more
may be secured a special train
will be made up here.
With the day offering several
special features about Denison,
and a band concert by the high
school band, interest is on the in-
crease and the matter was laid be-
fore all service clubs of the city
this week.
W. P. Murphy, Dallas, manager
of convention and tours for the
Katy, was in the city Tuesday and
spoke briefly before the Kiwanis
club and did other work in inter-
est of furthering the proposed j
special train.
Any parties who could make
the trip are asked to inform any
member o fthe special committee
working on Denison day, or the |
Katy ticket agent.
Go-Ahead Sign
Carpenter Bluff-
ottsboro Road
After several months of pre-
liminary work looking to giving a
farm-to-markot road between Car-
penters Bluff on the east and
Pottsboro on the west of Denison,
the go-ahead sign has been given
Jaycees Adopt
Working Laws
For New Move
The newly formed organization
for Denison, the Junior Chamber
of Commerce, which went into
formal meeting Thursday night,
read and passed the constitution
and by laws for the group, it was
by the state, it was announced this j announced this week by W. G.
week. The road bears the number Danel, temporary chairman. The
of 120. ] meting was held at Hotel Deni-
Commlssioner E. P. Jackson has j son. Present were representatives
been instructed to secure the right j of the Sherman Jaycees.
-of-way and submit the plans to Permanent officers will be se-
State Highway Engineer F. M. Da- jlected this week to name the staff
vis who will order work started at J which shall engineer the newly
once. j formed group. An effort to recruit
Mr. Davis has been informed the charter membership to 50 is
Too Much Ambition Deniso
In Traffic Case Is
Reported In Sherman Day State Pair
The following program starting at 2 p. m., October 14,
Denison day at the Texas State Fair has been arranged.
Music will be by the high school band under direction of
Rex Shelton. LeRoy Anderson is chairman of the day and
Mr. Jackson previously that
the right-of-way could be secured
in the space of ten days.
The distance covered is approxi-! bers bc limited to
mately 16 miles in length, starting
from Carpenter’s Bluff to the east
and passing through the city on to j
Pottsboro to the west. The present
old roadbed will be widened under
the new program, it is promised, j
being made. Permissible to join
will be young men between the
ages of 21 and 35. Associate mem-
the age of
37 who have at some time been a
member of a Jaycee group.
Election Called
On Enabling Act
City Employees
City Planning
Board Turns In
Final Report
Hulcy Named Again
Director AMG Group
M |
Warning Issued On
Riding Horses In
Oakwood Cemetery
Police Chief Paul Borum was
instructed Monday night at the
city commissinoners meeting to
enforce the law in cases where
boys are said to be using the
Oakwood cemetery as a racing
course for their ponies. Several
tombstones are reported to have
been torn down by the invaders
and graves trampled on.
The city will place a string of
bul bed wire at points where horses
are ridden in and other steps tak-
en to enforce the proper respect
for the dead.
A petition presented by D. T.
Ball, L. O.Ball, Jr., anu H. Gar-
rett asking the deep water fishing
be permitted at Lake Randell was
promised action soon by the city
dads Monday night.
It was stated that as a war mea-
sure the deep water of the lake
I'Was fenced off. The ..pace fenced
off is about one-half mile by one-
quarter mile and the fish of the
larger kind are said to be homing
in that area.
City Operated Affairs
At $3,000 Saving
During August
Figures released Monday night
at the meeting of the city commis-
sioners by Secretary Harold Sch-
mitzer revealed that for the month
of August operating expenses to-
taled $30,241.21. This was declar-
ed to be some 3,000 less than the
usual expenses. The city budget as
permitted by hte spread of money
is around the $27,000 mark, it is
claimed. Making both ends meet
with the demands made for city
improvement is something of a
puzzle for the city fathers.
D. A. Hulcy of Dallas, president
of the Lone Star Gas Company
which serves this territory, was re-
elected a director of the American
Gas Association this week at its
annual meeting in Cleveland,
Ohio. Mr. Hulcy was also appoint-
ed to the A. G. A. promotional
committee which originated the
slogan “Gas Has Got It,” tying in
with the industry’s million-dollar
newspaper and magazine advertis-
ing campaign to stimulate replace-
ment of more than 12,500,000 as-
scrtedly outmoded gas ranges with
modern, automatic ranges, and to
educate the American housewife
on modern gas cookery. Mr. Hulcy
had served as chairman of the pro7
motional group since its inception
three years ago.
Mr. Hulcy, native of Franklin,
Texas, began his career with Lone
Star Gas Company in 1920 when
he was assigned to special account-
ing work and in 1924 he was ap-
pointed chief clerk of the account-
ing section. He was named assis-
tant comptroller in 1927, and
from this position was advanced
to assistant to the president in
1929. In 1935 he was named a
vice-president and a member of
the hoard of directors, and was
elected executive vice-president
in 1936, remaining in that post
until his election to president in
February, 1940.
He has held many positions of
trust and honor in civic and wel-
fare activities of Dallas and the
territory served by Lone Star Gas
Company. He is president of the
Dallas Chamber of Commerce;
president of Circle Ten Council
and a member of the national ex-
ecutive board, Boy Scouts of
America; director of the United
States Chamber of Commerce and
chairman of the organization’s
policy ami national resources com-
mittees, and a member of the
board of managers, Parkland Hos-
pital, Dallas, and the Texas Re-
search Foundation, Inc. He is a
director of the Dallas Council of
Social Agencies, Texas Employers
Insurance Association, and the In-
dependent Natural Gas Associa-
tion of America-
The final report of the City
Planning board in the shape of
j handing in its report on the de-
! tail plans for the city as outlined
A proclamation was read Mon- *bo enK'neer planning firm of
day night by Mayor W. E. Marsico j Hare * Hure- was made Monday
whereby the city will be enabled, | ni«ht to the cit>’ commissioners
if the people so vote, to comply jand mayor,
with the recent state law which j The brief letter stated that they
will provide a retirement pension were turning in the recommended
for all city employees at certain ! schedule of the engineering firm
ages. The city employes of the | -r°r the future of Denison’s physi-
slate cannot avail themselves of i oal appearance. This report is to
the regular old age pension which j be given the fullest hearing before
applies to all other citizens, and I a11 parties in Denison interested,
this is to provide something for it is planned,
them. All city employes save the | The report goes into detail as
police and firemen may avail j to how the city should be zoned
themselves of this act. They are j off, where and how parks should
provided for under a separate sys-! he located, the streets, alleys,
bem- ! parks and other details of a city,
The election is called to he held! along with full information and
Nov. 6. If the people vote in fa-1 plans are included in the report
vor of the step, it will mean simp-1 of the planning engineers,
ly an act which will enable the j The whole scheme of the plans
city to take steps so our city cm-1 will he discussed, it is suggested,
ployes may avail themselves of i &t various times and places so that
something which is now available all will be given the fullest oppor-
to all the rest oi the citizens, i tunity to make their wishes known
namely the right of a pension at j before being presented for final
a certain age. \ adoption to the people.
If adopted by the voters on the j The report is quite voluminous
6th of November, the whole func-1 of necessity and is typewritten on
tioning program will be out of .legal size paper. It is in the hands
Austin where a special board has of Pity Secretary Harold Schmit-
such work in charge. The city cm- ' zer.
ployes will make monthly pay-
Too much ambition in the mat-
ter of enforcing traffic laws by
policemen is reported as happen-
ing in Sherman currently, as the
story is told in the Sherman Dem-
That city has on a move to en-|Orvin Franklin is announcer for the program which will
be broadcast.
“Star Spangled Banner”—Band.
Announcement of Denison day
Band Selection
Remarks and Introduction of Mayor—Mr. Anderson
Address by Mayor W. E. Marsico
Band Selection
Introducing Denison’s display
Band Selection
Band Selection
Brief remarks on proximity of Lake Texoma to Deni-
force traffic laws, the movement
being by a service club, but it is
not linked with the organization
as being a part of its functioning,
it is learned here. That organiza-
tion has as its objective an educa-
tional campaign and safety steps,
but does not go out for policing
power to the point indicated in the
story in the Democrat. The paper
also carries an editorial alongside
the account of the arrest.
The story as told by the Demo-
crat is reprinted for whatever
good or moral it may carry. Says
the Democrat in its news story
and editorial, the articles appear-
ing below with the editorial last:
Dr. E. F. Etter who was taken
to the police state by two city of
Sherman policemen who accused
him of running a red light Satur-
day night, will fight the case in
city court Wednesday afternoon,
his attorney, Roy Baker, said Mon-
Wick Fowler Is
Speaker Kiwanis
Press Meeting
As the guest speaker before the
The complaint against Dr. Etter1 Benison Kiwanis club at their an-
was signed by City Patrolmen O. nual meting dedicated to Nation-
V. Caraway and A. M. Kile. i al Newspaper Week which day is
Dr. Etter and his wife were > sl’onsored bV the organization ov-
driving west on Brockett across Ier the country’ Wick Fowler- by‘
Travis about 9 P. m. Saturday. 11,ne writer for the Dallas News
About two blocks beyond Travis igaVe un interestinB a»a Actual
a siren haled him down. i address along with a coIored mo'
Two city policemen came along- j
Band Selection
Brief remarks
Presenting band director and band
Closing selection by band
The following story of Denison
day at the Texas State Fair, Dal-
las, appeared in the Sunday edi-
tion of the Times-Herald, Dallas:
Denison, the Texas city which
| annually turns out en masse for
*1,„ CU...,
ments of a certain per cent of
their salaries into the fund, it will
cost the city only a nominal sum
each month.
Car loadings for the week end-
ing Oct. 4 this year as reported by
the Katy total 6,055 as compared
with 5,456 for the same week last
year. For the year ending on the
same dates the total show respec-
tively 220,038 and 210.033.
At the request Monday night of
Commissioner Glen Hanan, the
city secretary was instructed to
order an additional car of Uvalde
asphalt for further street work.
The asphalt is termed pre-made
and is ready to place on the street
when it is dug out of the ground.
The mine is at Uvalde, Texas, the
home of former Vice-President
John N. Garner.
vie of the inside working of how
a newspaper is turned out today.
“You ran a red light,” one of Mr’ Fowler said the n<-’wsPaPer
them said. j “,an was beseiged about conditions
Both Dr. Etten and his wife told ! °ver the world and esPecial!>' Rus-
the policemen that they had not 'ia’ but he admitted he did not
run a red light. 1 know any more s*bout that nation
“We are going to take you in,”!lhan did the average Russian- He
cne of the policemen said ! a9serted- and showed vvh>' news
‘‘No. you are not,” said Dr.;in most any rePutable PaPer froni
Etter. the country weekly to the larger
city papers could not be colored,
but had to be factual. He said
many times persons would not
lead the news columns of a papei
because they did not like the edi-
torial policy. The great length toi
which newspaper men go to secure
the news, he declared, makes it
be the
truth. Too .many persons handle a
story not to make it true to the
facts and free from propaganda,
Trial of the case in city court he said,
is set for 5:15 p. m. Wednesday. The speaker stated that political
“V\e intend to fight the case,” office holders and the office were
Baker said. “We feel that it is, public property and the newspaper
entirely improper and unusual for Must he free to keep the people
a citizen to be taken from his car I informed. Any' inhibition of a
and run into the police station in 1 free press in one part of the coun-
a traffic case. All the policemen j try is to be at once the concern
Here's How You May
Help Curtail Food
Diet To Aid Others
In an appeal sent out from
Washington by President Truman
this week, the public has outlined
to them how they may help cur-
tail their own food basket in order
that they may'aid in carrying food
to others in less fortunate lands.
It is a program to primarily set
aside food to send to those who
may, for one reason or another,
in foreign countries be in morel
distress than Americans. The ap-j
peal sent out from the White j
House is as follows:
The public
(A) Meatless Tuesday, (B)
poultryless and eggless Thursdays
and (C) the saving of one slice of
bread a day by every American.
Public eating places
(A) Cooperation of the meat-
less, poultryless and eggless days
campaign and (B) the serving of
bread and butter only when pa-
trons ask for them.
The grain exchangee
An increase to at least one-third
of theirt down payment, or margin,
requirements on grain purchases.
If they do not comply, Mr. Tru-
man said, “the government may
find it necessary to limit the
amount of trading.”
Tile distillers
A complete 60-day shutdown at
the earliest possible moment.
(More than one-half the industry
already has pledged a 50 per cent
curtailment on corn and elimina-
tion of the use of wheat.)
The brewers
A greater cut in grain consump-
tion than they promised Saturday
night, when two industry groups
agrees to recommend that brew-
eries stop using wheat and turn
loose stocks they have on hand.
The bakers
Unspecified grain-saving meas-
ures, both in manufacture and dis-
tribution of bread, which will save
up to one-tenth of the wheat they
The farmers
A reduction in the amount of
grain fed to livestock and poul-
you are not,” said Dr.
Whereupon one of the police-
men took hold of Dr. Etter’s arm
and put him in the police car.
At the police station policemen
“felt over Dr. Etter’s person” and I
a complaint was put on file.
Meanwhile, Mrs. Etter had'
called Attorney Baker, who found j imperative that Tt must
Dr. Etter already released and |
walking about a block from the
tiie State Fair of Texas, this year
i will observe its days at the expo-
sition Tuesday, Oct. 14, and for
the occasion is suspending busi-
ness and school, and is expected
to form one of the largest single
city delegation at the fair.
Thousands of the city's resi-
dents, observing Denison day un-
der the sopnosorship of the Ki-
v.anis club, will see agricultural
livestock and poultry exhibits,
; from their county, a musical con-
cert by the Denison school band,
' and a display in the Hall of State
which depicts in miniature the
city of the last century and the
city of today.
The Denison high school band,
05 strong and decked out in new
uniform, will stage a musical in
the immense foyer fronting the
Hull of State. Civic leaders will
speak, and the program will be
broadcast by radio.
At the Denison exhibit within
the Hail of State will be found a
miniature of Denison in 1872 and
of the pre.-ent. The replicas, de-
signed and assembled by students
oi Denison high school, show in
model s vale the city of these two
periods ,und occupy a space 5 by
Inn "mutely in back of this dis-
play will be ballooned aerial views
oi Denison, showing the city’s
relation to the Denison dam and
Lake Texoma. Additionally, a 6-
by-ln relief map will show the
dam and lake.
On an arch over the exhibit will
be large photos of Denison’s main
needed to do was hand out a ticket j of all newspapers and all the peo-: industrial plants, including that of
even if the
doctor had run
An Editorial
Another instance of high-hand-
ed and unjustified action on the
part of city policemen is the ‘run-
ning in’ of Dr. E. F. Etter Satur-
day night.
If Dr. Etter, or any other citi-
zen, runs a red light, or a police
the pic, he stated. He said the great-
| est assurance of a free people was
a free press and asserted he stood
(for a free press from a handbill
to the Holy Bible.
The speaker was presented by
LeRoy M. Anderson, chairman for
the day. President F. O. Babcock
presided and the singing was led
by Frank Burks.
The matter of attending the
State Fair next Tuesday which is
man thinks he ran a red light, all ^e"!son day sP°nsored tbe
that is necessary is to hand out « I c,ub wa? brougbt UP and the c,ub
the largest cheese plant in the
world, the largest wood-treating
plant and the largest earth-boring
machinery plant.
The Kiwanis committee which
has planned this year’s program
includes Publisher LeRoy Ander-
son, chairman; Orvin Franklin,
James Woodruff, Dick Hankin,
Sidney Karchmer, Harry Howard,
Lee Jones, F. O. Babcock and H.
L. Thompson.
We have never heard of a pol-
iceman being officious to the ex-
tent of ‘mining in’ a citizen on a
traffic charge, whether the citi-
zen is guilty or not.
A traffic ticket should suffice.
And in all cases we ever heard of,
it does suffice. A responsible cit-
is planning to attend in large num-
. bers.
Three Local Youths
Take Fair Prizes
Remodeling Job On
At Linxwiler Store
Three Denison youngsters took
a total of six awards in the State
Fair of Texas Junior Dairy show.
Heading the list was David Wil-
liams. with two firsts in classifi-
Linxwilers, mens clothing store cations for Guernseys. David also
at 325 West Main, this week be-, took a special Showmanship
izeTtheTwill appear ln court for!gan .remodc“ng the exterior and Award. Close behind came Billy
interior of their store. Remodel- Williams with two third-place
ing plans call for increasing the awards for Guernsey and Holstein-
a hearing.
Actions such as this seem clear-1 inside f]oor gpace Jn
ly beyond the realm of reason, as'
width by Friesian entries. Bobby Gene Me-
inf'at&d display of police ZZZLZ? ‘
I > W uc s ould be discouraged. I merchandise, according to Jim The Junior Dairy Show events
We feel sure that Dr. Etter’s j Manning, manager. were judged Monday, third day of
Mr. Manning recently assumed j the four-day Junior Livestock
management of Linxwiler’s. Prior | show.
to being named manager of the I ___
Denison store, Mr. Manning was! Youth Center Hours
employed at the Linxwiler store in !
Sherman and has a number of
years experience in the clothing
business. No changes in store per-
sonnel are contemplated at this
time, stated Mr. Manning.
Sam Cockrill, former manager, i
decision to fight the case is based
on this reasoning, and if the cir-
cumstances are as they appear,
other similar incidents should
thereby be prevented.
October is a month that can
make or break a fruit orchard as
far as the next growing season is
concerned, depending on whether
the orchardist gets his pruning
work done, plants his winter co-
ver crop and removes and replaces
old and unhealthy trees.
The youth center at 309J4 West
Woodard, will be open to youths
Friday night, October 10. It will
remain open from 7:30 to 11:00
p. m. All youths of Denison high
are welcome.
will devote his entire time to the
operation of his shoe department
in connection wit hthe firm, he
Poultry disease and parasite
control can be simplified by clean-
ing the laying house before pul-
lets are housed there.

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