The Denison Press (Denison, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 173, Ed. 1 Wednesday, January 15, 1936 Page: 1 of 4
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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 15, 1936
Weekly Founded 1981—Daily 1964
VOL. 2-NO. 178
The story of a girl in Detroit being under the spell of
auto hypnosis, which condition followed a period of concentra-
tion at a meeting held by a religious sect, brings out ago in
how susceptible the human mind is to auto suggestion, and
also of the liability of those who guess in line with their de-
sires or belief, to attribute such u state of hypnosis to the spe-
cial phenomenon of revealed religion.
They think such demonstrations a certain vindication of
the power of God and of approval by Him of their sect or be-
While we would not doubt
the sincerity of such people,
they are as misguided as were
the Lycaoniuus who wished to
worship Paul and Barnabas
because those superstitious
folk could not explain the
phenomena the Apostles had
just wrought in their midst.
The Apostles informed them
that they were men like they I
Escaped Lifer Is
Held For Murder
Of Dallas Officer,
In Fort Worth
By Dulce Murray
January 15, 1874
Tile hospitable home of Mr. and
were and that they had come Mrs. Pratt Mathews, south of the
to lift their minds from such
superstition and fanaticism.
There is one thing that will
nlWays be a good rule by which
to test these beliefes that lead
to fanaticism, and that is to
put them to a severe test of
1he revealed will of God. His
last word is in the Holy Bible
us revealed through His son,
Jesus. There is no appeal be-
yond that. No one since that
time has any later revelation,
and all claiming different are
imposters and are not to be
However, we have in every
c.omuiuniiy people who follow'
those who make the state-
ment that what they teach de-
pends not on the teachings of
Jesus Christ, or whether such a
person as lie ever existed, but
their doctrine : i based on a di-
rect revelation of God to them.
Much of the sectarian phe-
nomenon we have today is
nothing short of auto hypnosis
and suggestive therapeutics.
People with a limited know-
ledge of the Word of God, be-
come the easy prey of all those
false and ignorant teachers who
baptize paganism with a Chris-
tian name and so teach their
doctrines of error.
Republicans, seeking to get
llieir political dope over the air
under the guise of it being a
dramatized piece of entertain-
ment are sore at the broadcast-
ing companies denying such
form of propaganda. The Re-
publicans have been so in the
habit of doing things under
cover that they would palm off
their polities under the guise
of giving the listeners enter-
i It is so easy to say what you
would do if you w'ere in the
other man’s place. Actual ex-
perience brings on changed
'views in most eases. Most oi
<;ur judgment passing grows
out of ignorance of the thing
on which we pass judgment.
■ According to a group of fig-
111 es released this w'eek, mar-
ried women are declared to live
longer 'and have better health
between the ages of 1> and
Ilian do the single women. Mar-
ried men say that they really
do not live longer, hut it just
seems that way.
1 We note that those who w'ere
cussing the government for so-
called “spending” are in many
cases ‘now complaining since
they found that they have been
'Dallas Cops Follow Lead For
Weeks To Capture Wanted
Man; Escaped N. C. Pen
After Murder Conviction.
DALLAS — Agustus Dwight
Beard, 25. escaped lifer from the
North Carolina penitentiary, iden-
tified in seven holdups in Dallas
and suspected in five at Fort
Worth, is held by officers here in
connection with the slaying of
former Detective John R. Roberts,
Dec. 23 in an Oak Cliff robbery.
Beard, former football player
and church worker, son of a
prominent N. Carolina business
May Be Changed
To Life, Report
Hauptmann Still Remains
Quiet Despite Nearness Of
Electrocution; Still Is Con-
From Dads Club
The Denison Press is a grateful
recipient of a letter from the
Denison high school’s Dad club,
written by J. V. Conatser, presi-
dent The letter said:
The Denison Press,
In looking back over 1935 there
are many things to be thankful
for. The Dad’s club of Denison
high school is thankful for the ef-
WASHINGTON — President
Roosevelt has not stated his atti-
tude toward the new soldiers bon-
us bill, and it is not sure whether I
he will veto the measure or not. It
is beliveed, however, that he
favors the present bill which will
likely carry payment by baby
The Senate finance committee
indorsed the bill Tuesday fifteen
to two. It is declared that the
Two More Local
park on Morgan street, was
thrown open to their friends on
the night of the 13th. Mr. and
Mrs. Mathews were assisted in en-
tertaining by the latter’s mother,
Mrs. Hill. Two rooms had been
cleared of all furniture and here
dancing to the strains of good mu-
sic was indulged until 11:30 when | man, was given a lifo scntem-i' at
J the doors to the dining room were | Valdese, N. C., in connection with
thrown open and the hostess an-1 the robbery and murder of Any
nounced supper, and what a sup-|iistus Bounous, February 18, 1932.
per, everything good the market 1 He is also charged with the mur
afforded, and all was prepared by der of a policeman at Atlanta, Gn..
the hostess herself. After ample | recently.
justice to the delectable tneal.J Police believe they liavi* the
dancing was resumed ’till early) right man in the Roberts murder
morning hours. When the guestsjossej tracing innumerable loads,
departed one and all expressed nearly all of which poin' to the
their appreciation of the hospital-,arrested prison breakc. A shot,
ity of Mr. and Mrs. Mathews. j believed to have been I'i.ed from
At the executive session of the the gun of Roberts’ before lie was
city council, Tuesday afternoon a j Killed, has been traced to a wound
motion made by Mr. Jennings, jn Beard’s leg. Beard is silent on
seconded by Mr. Tone, that the the murder charge, while he freely
mayor be authorized to procure admits others,
for the city sixty bonds of thej Beard was arrested at Fisher,
denomination of $500 each, duly near White Rock with a 23-yoar-
prepared in form under the ordi | 0hi woman. He was changing the
nance relating to the issuance of plates on his automobile when of-
bonds for the school house building I ficers swooped down on his home.
He submitted quietly to arrest. A
as gun was found in his effects inside
j the house. Beard was originally
— I sentenced to be hanged for the N.
TRENTON, N. J.—The curtain
is dr ipping slowly for the last j
time around the scenes connected j
with tin Richard Hauptmann kid- ]
nailing case, and the present indi-j
cations are that the death sentence i
will be set aside for a life term
in the penitentiary.
Although prison officials nieas-j
tired Hauptmann Tuesday for the;
death suit, the prisoner still evinc-
ed no nervous reaction, and is still
confdint that something will turn
up to save him.
While this is going on, Gov.
Hoffman is being charged with
being a lover of the s"otlight and
is u-'ing the case to get all of the
political publicity he can.
A Her Hauptmann’s attorneys
lost their plea for a habeas corpus1 Woodruff
1 a oc' Jure, they are now turning I Brown, E
ev'-ry attention to getting a re- Dummy -
priave or commuting of the sen- Handicap
tonne to life imprisonment.
Some days back Gov. Hoffman Totals
declared that he had plenty of Dodge—
promoting sports in the Denison
schools. We want to compliment
you on your contribution of space
in your daily issues during the
The Dad’s club extends to you
its best wishes for success through-
out the new year.
Very truly yours,
J. V. Conatser, President
forts that your paper put forth in Senate has some eighteen more
than the necessary two-thirds ma-
jority to put through the measure.
LONDON—Japan -may walk out
today on the naval conference, it
being indicated in advance that
such a step will be taken. The
fact that they are declared to have
already prepared a statement to
he handed to the body, is taken
as an indication that the step has
already been anticipated.
They will leave an observer at
the sessions of the meeting, but
will, of course, take no active part
in the deliberations.
The nava! conference will not
disband or dismiss on account of
the fact that Japan is walking out,
I it is declared, but will continue
I *o function.
I Just what action may be taken
| to anticipate any naval building
I step that may be taken by Japan
has not been disclosed.
Led by Kyle, who rolled 532,
Dodge Food stores, second in the
city bowling league, defeated the
Community gas keglers 2 to 1
Tuesday night at the league alleys.
Brown was high for the losers with
Score by games.
Elsewhere in the Press will be
found a letter from the Dad’s club
thanking this paper for the court-
esy and publicity given them and
school sports during the past year
We want J. V. Conatser, Dad’s
club president, and members of
the organization to know we ap-
preciate the letter and hope that
our connections with sports and
the club during future seasons will
he as enjoyable as they have been
in the past. Again thanks to a
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135 123 108
151 153 148
167 156 175
169 162 104
45 45 45
Break Even In
prescodcnt for declaring a commu-
tation or reprieve in such cases.
Tiie main body of the board of
pardons of which the governor is
a member, refused this week to
make any alterations in the sen-
tence of the trial court.
purpose, passed this day, and sc
cure their return as rapidly
SIDEREAL VIEW FOR
Everyman’s class basketball
squad broke even in a double
497(header Tuesday night at Colbert,
532 j Oklahoma, winning the opener 26-
E ARLY RISERS THURS. | iors and Texas Power and Light
(Continued on Page 4) jC. murder, hut it was changed to
-——-----life imprisonment. He escaped
MRS. SCHALL TO RUN ! from the penitentiary by changing
FOR OFFICE HELD BY 110 civilian clothes and walking by
HER LATE HUSBAND the gate keeper. He was charged
- | in 1932 with the robbery of sixty
ST. PAUL, Minn. — According fashionable homes in St. Paul
to plans of the widow of the late j Minn
Senator Thomas D. Schall, who,
died last month, the office is to
be sought by his widow.
Mrs. Schall is receiving consid-
erable encouragement and is cred-
ited with much of the success of
her husband’s political career. She
j. a republican, while her husband
was a farm laborite.
To those who wish to rise at; "
about 4 a. m. and are fond ofjMg|;J|od BoilUS
:den al views, they may see a1
l ight sei n only every twelve years
The view will he toward the
830 750 783 2363
12 3 Tot.
114 129 202 445
161 164 153 478
179 128 140 447
155 183 149
164 173 195
_______j 14 from the high school and drop-
773 777 839 2389 | pint? the second to the Independ-
ents 27 to 9.
Players from Denison engaging
in the games were Gerald and
Raymond Self, Ted Marsico, Pat
Riley, Deane White and William
Campbell. Box scores were not
obtainable as they were not kept
at either game.
Whether there will be games in
the city league Thursday night is
still undetermined. The Independ-
ents, who play Everyman’s in the
upper bracket may play in a tourn-
ament in Meade, Oklahoma on that
night and not be able to play
here. Regardless, the Every-
man’s team is going to either play
or ask for a forfeit, members have
The Independents scrimmaged
with the Jackets Tuesday after-
noon and looked like a million
dollars despite two of their reg-
ulars out. Bill Dodd, Milton Scott
and Mitchell polished up their
The next gumes will be played ■
Wednesday evening between Tex- j
as Power and Light company Sen-1
Payment Is Up
LAST OF SIX
Passed By Stata PWA Dec. 11,
City Engineer A. M. Bren-
neke Is Informed; Believes it
Is Good Omen.
The last two of Denison’s pro-
jects submitted several months ago
have been approved by the Texas
branch of the PWA and forward-
ed to Washington for final approv-
al, according to information re-
ceived today by A. M. Brenneke,
Should the two projects have
funds allocated by the Federal
government it will give the city a
total of six, the number submit-
ted ns c'ivic improvements. The
other four have already been ap-
proved arid contracts have been
let for three of them. Work on the
three under contract is expected
to begin sometime this month.
This is the first time the last
two projects, alley paving and
storm sewers, have had approval
made by either the state or Wash-
ington branch of the PWA and
Mr. Brenneke views it Jts a good
omen toward capitol approval. He
passing attack and had it down to) pointed out the reason they had
perfection. They scored at will
when they were not trying to see
how many times they could pass
the ball before they had a man
standing directly under the basket
for a setup crip shot.
, , . T . „™.*.AUTUN — voting o„.
’"th“ ' t mill will he of Jupitet whcther or nat the baby bond shall I
edging toward Venus.
DAUGHTER OF LOCAL
COUPLE DIES TUESDAY
Word has been received of the
death of Mrs. Minton Man!-'- of
Oklahoma City, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. S. H. First, 414 West
Gandy street. Deceased is the
former Edith First and was born
in Denison, later going with her
family to Atoka, where she met
and married Mr Manker, who is at
present an attorney in Oklahoma.
Death occured at 5 o’clock
Tuesday evening after an opera-
tion performed after several weeks
illness. She is survived by her
parents, two sisters, her twin,
Ethel and Mr. Jack Grey, and a
brother, Arthur First, the three
latter all of Oklahoma City. De-
ceased was active in social and re-
ligious activities, being a member
of the Presbyterian church.
The funeral will be held Thurs-
day afternoon at 2 o’clock in
IN PLANE CRASH
-- ! ROBBERIES IN K. C.
WASHINGTON — Voting
whether or nat the baby bond shall I KANSAS CITY—Bert M. Rod-
be the method by which the sol- j mon, caught in a residence Tues-
diers' bonus shall he paid is slated <|av while stealing plumbing fix-
to come up for consideration j tures, rode over the city with po-
Thursday, it is announced today.
The bonds will bear the face
value of the matured compensa-
tion and may be cashed at any
postoffice, it is declared. Interest
on the unmatured part may be
withheld, the maturity date being
June 15, 1945. The bonds may
not he cashed, however, before
June 15, 1936.
We had to chuckle today when
a man asked us what we had to Denison
put up with most in our line of
work. Just like any other line—
Denison will make a clean
weep in its PWA projects if the
last two are given official okay
by the head departments in Wash-
ington. They have already been
approved by the state department.
It happened December 11, but it
was not until this week that the
news filtered to Denison.
MEMPHIS—All of the bodies reaper reached into the air and
of the fourteen persons killed in1 snatched out seventeen lives and
the ill-fated plane which crashed mg red his worst air accident
in the swamps near here, have
been removed and identified.
The bodies were hauled out of
mules. The bodies were horribly|
in the history of American
The plane was filled to the va-
in a wagon drawn by parity and-every one went down.
The bodies were horribly j I he last three vacant seats left
mutilated in almost every ease, wore taken by passengers here a
The wreckage of the plane was.-bort while before the accident as
scattered for more than 100 yards the plane took off for Little
as it plowed its way through thej Bock at which point it was already j
[OTIS BfCKEL FUNERAL
I HELD WEDNESDAY 2:30
FROM LOCAL CHAPEL
I Funeral services for Otis P.
I Bickel. conductor on the south
end of the Katy, who died Mon-
day night at the Katy hospital
he re,were conducted Wednesday
afternoon at 2:30 from Short-Mur-
ray chapel with Rev. S. L. Terry
pastor of the First Presbyterian
| church officiating .
Interement was made at Fair-
view with Short-Murray directing.
The Masonic order had charge at
lice and pointed out more than
one hundred houses which he had|
robbed of various articles. He
stated that there were others, but'
ho could not remember them all.1
Police are checking up his sales
at the various junk yards and find
that he has sold on an average of
$3.50 worth of goods per day, en-
abling him to live off of it for
some months back.
Katy golf club members will
chose their directors for the year
at a meeting called January 27
at 7:30 p. m. in the Signal and
Telegraph department of the katy
It ,von’t be long away until that
old baseball game will get back
(Continued on Page 41
not received recognition so far
was because the government want-
ed to place the most likely under-
way as soon as possible at the in-
ception of the move.
The projects were approved by
the state office December 11, but
notice had not been received in
on the mattr until this
week, Mr. Brenneke said. The al-
ley paving project calls for allo-
catoin of funds to partially match
those raised here through a recent
bond issue. If the two projects
go through the Washington office
it will mean approximately $200,-
000 spent in Denison for civic im-
provements. The city will fur-
nish $107,000 and the federal gov-
swamp apd the machine
Investigators sent to look into
the cause of the tragedy, stated
Pall bearers were H. ’L. Hopkins,
to reports from'the} ^ Hastings B H Wagner, E.
| C. Passmore,
’ 1 Myers.
R. T. Arthur and F.
STATE SCHOOLS WAIT
MEETING AT AUSTIN
Held, Car Theft
A fifteen-year-old Pottsboro
youth is held for dentention at
Sherman today following his ar-
Six will be chosen for the posts, rest Tuesday by Deputy Sheriffs
1 Dart Shipp and Wi sh y Barnhill in
’connection with participation in
the alleged theft of a car from
Pottsboro Sunday night.
The car was recovered bv local
officers shortly after its theft it
was reported and the arrest of the
youth followed. Car theft charges
will probably not lie ITled against
the juvenile, officers said. They
are searching for a man believed
to be connected with the thefu
JOHNSON HEADS BIG
| OKLAHOMA ClfTY BANK
I OKLAHOMA CITY—Hugh M.
1 Johnson was chosen president of
the National City bank at an an -
! nual election of officers Tuesday.
. .. |
i The new slogan
Roosevelt in—and keep the
Some of these days we may
^ wake up rubbing our eyes and
read the newts that actual work
nl. making soundings for the
big Red River dam are under
is “Keep Hahn, Okla.
SOW GIVES OWNER
THREE LITTERS OF
PICS IN SIX MONTHS
REGISTERS A PROTEST
WASHINGTON — Chairman
Fletcher of the Republican organ-
ization, has registered a vigorous;
protest against the broadcasting
companies refusing to permit party
political dramatization over the
air at. this time. Fletcher says
that it is interfering with the gov-
ernment to refuse them.
The broadcasting companies de-
clare that to accept such programs
would place the discussions of vital
was torn overdue.
pilot, Jerry Marshall, he flashed
out the news from his seat just be
they may never know \Vhat caused 1 4°>’e the accident that visibility, ___ -
the accident. was good, and at 11 height of1
Among those (lead are: 2,000 feet lie had a splendid ceil- THREE GRASS FIRES
WALTER HARDIWICKE, head big. ! IN DENISON TUESDAY
of a hardware firm. | The plane was a twin-motored1 ---*
DAVID A. TURNER, associate. Douglass from New York on the I Three grass fires were reported
SAMUEL SCHWARTZ, manu- transcontinental run. !in Denison Tuesday afternoon and
facturer. j The scene of the accident was evening, according to Fire Chief,decision of the 18-year rule, which
Texas awaits action of the In
terscliolastic league committee on
l oth redistricting and the 18-year
rule scheduled to be definitely
settled ai a meeting at Austin to-
While almost every district in
the state is not aroused over the
lodislrieting move, practically ev-
eryone is anxiously awaiting the
If you do not get your pape
delivered to ycu by 5 p. m. eacl
iurlprings and'are’ag^nst any ***> ^ »hoM 300 and on* wift
A VILLA, Mo.—James B. Henry political and national issues
has a sow which has brought him a the basis of -b-amatic license, rath-
tal of 48 pigs within the past
months. Three litters of pigs
\ boon born,
er than on a basis of responsibil-
ity of stated fact or personal
FRANK HART, rich oil man
who started with a shoe string.
H. W. PLATO.
The relief' pilot was Glenn Free-
land and the stewardess Perla G:ts-
liarina of Fort Worth.
age to property.
near Goodwin in a section char-
[ncterized by a series of boggy
I swamps and with wooded sections
making it almost impregnable. The | TEMPERATURE AGAIN
plane was reached only after some' REACHES SUMMER HIGH
hours of hard effort. ---
At an early hour today bodies Temperatures in Denison again
from the wreckage had not been'reached the summer stage Tues-
Pat Lowe. None did serious dam- would allow players under that age
tragic brought out. the task being one of I day afternoon,
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Seventeen
persons died in the most
plane evash in American aviation I groat difficulty because of the
near here Tuesday night as a deep mud and the fact that several
giant airliner plunged into a mass bodies are in mud several inches
of swamp and mud burying all onjdc-ep and must have been buried
hoard, I almost alive if they survived the
The bony hands of the grim I shock.
to be the only students to engage
in Interscholastic league football
District 6 is about the only one
in the state vehemently against re
districting, members holding a
protest meeting at McKinney
grees at 3 o’clock, lowering to 45
degrees at 6 a. m. today then
again rising to 50 degrees at 10
showing 70 do- Monday afternoon. Highland
Park, Denton and McKinney voic-
ed their protest, while Denison,
Sherman and Gainesville viewed
the matter with unconcern one
way or the other. The three pro-
testing schools will be placed in •
ADVERTISE IN THE fRESS
move which would place them in
the same conference with the j
Hunt county school. For the past!
few years, schools have dropped
out of the Greenville district until J
only the Lions and Paris were in
the conference. j
Coach Uognn Stollenwerck said
today that any action of the league
committee on redistricting was im-
material to him and the school,
but that he was for the 18-year
rule if the eight semester plan is
included. He has one player who
might make a valuable man this
year if the 18-year rule is not
Denton, Sherman, Gainesville,
McKinney and Highland Park
have sent representatives to Austin
to make a formal protest today,
it was reported. Denison will not
send one with the group.
be sent you.
THE DENISON PRESS
Husband and Wife
n r A
My husband picks out tunes on
the piano with one finger and is
always striking the wrong note.—
Mrs. Roberta C.
yr»AT dobs torn hpsb.vnilBO^
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