The Van News (Wills Point, Tex.), Vol. , No. , Ed. 1 Friday, March 20, 1931 Page: 1 of 8
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FRIDAY, MARCH *0, 1M1
_ GETS >
> iwHHw war* added
r M th* Van pool unit
Mi* in th* Carroll dto-
^'oitMt- th# "completion*,
ft operations won started.
Who miyRr of aotivo
i iurW producer* hod oom-
•I jMd of 36d barrel* of
__ through chokes. *
I dtaaptettens and their initial
i« OU Company No. 0 A. U.
A on a 84-Mrs lease, drilled to
I feet in Woodbine and flowed
*—'—- th# firs* hour through
Mo. IS R.-L. Wells, on a
r.:ijHf»iHii tract produced 185 barrels
fr-iJ4Mte<|hrst hour through choke from
lao drilled to 2,867 feet.
No. 4 O. It. Swain flowed
the first hour from
: Sand drilled to 2,024 feet.
Petroleum Corporation No.
^ I* Fowler produced at the
two-of 120 barrels hourly through
foy .jdwlis from aand drilled to 2,061
' . oiitalde the Van unit block, Pure
sy No. Vlt A. Enas, on a 64-acre
«A< lease In the Jackson Thomas sur-
»\ - W and a southern outpost in the
Jv district, flowed 100 barrels through
SR* from sand drilled to 2,940
The now locations follow:
_ Pure No. 2 A. F. Hagers. 260
testa north of th« most northern
»■, - south Mae and 260 fait west of the
eaht line of a 72JS-a#»e lease In the
Jfsopgdoche* School Land survey.
H-% -'"-ISn No. 2 B. B. Crlm, 260 feet
v mWi1 at the south line and 200
west Of the east line of s 40-
haftT lease in the John Walling
No. S J. A. Bracken, 250
west and 260. feet north from
Southeast corner of a 60-acre
f‘4i >JBNwl rnW
James C Stone of Kentucky, who
Succeeds Alexander Legge u Chair-
man of Fodsral Flurm Board Mr.
Stone was formerly president of the
Ba*W Xoteoco Grower* Association,
ft • leee* in tha John Walling survey.
No. 5 F. B. Smith, 660 feet
of tha oast line and 250 feet
of the north line of an 80-
leape In tha John Walling
was the only new location
the Van pool unit block,
toot. Pure No. 1 F. Black-
on a 40-acre lease In the
Walling survey, which Is
ht h> define the eastern 11m-
1 the Van pool, was plugged
sad at 2,800 feat
active tests, three were
the Woodbine aand
third was coring In the pay.
' * at.least four new
maw be Included In this
Mol 2 W. F. Swain was
'from 2,824 feet; Pure No.
was tasting from
No. 6 W. T. Jar-
nn. * f
CLUBS TO KB BUSY IN APRIL
The Home Demonstration Clubs
of Van Zandt county, will devote
their time during the month of
April to Home Improvement.
One club member from each of
tha IS dubs In the county has been
selected as a home Improvement
demonstrator. Meetings are held In
the demonstrator’s home for the
purpose of giving demonstrations
In household arrangements and
wood finishes. These Interesting
1 demonstrations are given by the
I home demonstration agent. Togeth-
er with the lessons in furniture
i arrangement and wood finishes,
the chib members are learning
what the home maker should know
about pictures. They are realizing
as a result of these lessons that
“a room hung with pictures Is a
room filled with-thoughts."
"We cannot spend much money
^wsMwg our Improvements,” said
a demonstrator, “but we can Im-
prove our rooms by clearing away
all useless articles and creating an
atmosphere of restfulness by prop-
Although two borne demonstra-
tion club meetings have been post-
poned on account of bad weather,
162 club members and others have
been reached with the home Im-
provement program. As a result
twenty-three living rooms have
been Improved by clearing away
calendars, portraits, useless brie
brae, and the rehanging and rear-
ranging of pictures and furniture.
VAN MUST HAVE A BANK.
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VAN MUST HAVE A BANK.
A new location Was mads Tues-
day on the Gilbert tract.
Bob Sims Is undergoing treat-
ment at a hospital In Tylar.
Mrs. IL S. Ard has returned
from a visit to Nacogdoches.
Mrs. A. D. Farris entertained her
friends at a goose dinner Sunday.
Ezra Tunnell Is building a new
residence for Doctor S. P. Russell.
Miss Ruby Miller, primary teach-
er, spent the week-end at Prince-
H. O. Fowler, of Mineola, was
looking after business here this
Jack Sweeten has bought a gew
truck and Is now contracting in
the Kilgore field.
Mrs. J. P. Williams is visiting
her daughter, Mrs. R. R. Lawrence,
in Houston this week.
I. P. Tunnell, a former Van citi-
zen but now living in Tyler, was
a Van visitor this week.
VAN MUST HAVE A BANK.
Miss Kathleen McKinney of
Wills Point spent several days with
Miss Vernon Woolverton.
Don’t forget the election for
school bonds. Go to the polls and
vote. The school needs good build-
Jimmie Stephens, who has been
visiting his aunt, Mrs. E. M. Rice
at the Pure, has rsturned to Fort
Mr. and Mrs. John Prater, from
the gasoline department of the
Pure, have returned from Bran-
testing from 2,866 feet
OH vempeny No. 2 T. J.
Wme coring at 2,880 feet
.......... .mm mam
Katherine Henderson, sup-
-Sr the State Deportment
who recently 'visited
tool, bee mode the
with regard to the
Van Is classified as a
hit* school, provided
.Meat ht erected to take
the educational needs of
Authorities ere to
tof the temporary
SI prorMn* These, however,
most rsoulrementa for per-
Am are already
** Mr a building program
ha- a credit to tbs
ELBERTA CLUB NEWS.
Bruce Haynes and Dick Wiley,
employed In the Pure office, visited
Dallas and McKinney -Saturday
Mlaa Hazel Bruner, one of our
popular young teachers, visited
home folks at Kerens Saturday
Rev. Cole, pastor of th- Baptist
church at Grand Saline, will
preach at the Methodist church
Ezra Tunnell went to Dallas
Saturday to have his eyes treated
by a specialist. While there he
visited his daughter, Mrs. Elvie
VAN MUST HAVE A BANK.
obool has mads
The Elberta Club met last Sat-
urday afternoon with Mrs. Walter
NorrelL There were fifteen mem-
bers present with three new mem- -
hero Joining the club. There were Supt. Lewis of the Purs Oil Co.,
also several visitors present. who has been undergoing treat-
We had a real good meeting, ment at the hospital in Temple,
Mrs. Mary Ethel Brandon was win return home next week, Mrs.
present end scored the living room Lewis says.
which was very Interesting. | _
Mrs. Btnndon also gave demon- ( Our county commissioners are
peanut <**»> mud hole, between Van and Qar-
wm meet with lira. Will Norrell den Valley have been almost im-
next second Saturday^ passable. Private citizens had to
• REPORTER, haul rock jmd fill up one. And this
.... ......*• the greatest wealth producing
CLUB OFFICERS. section of the county!
The Elberta Girls’ Ah Club met The following ladles of the Par-
In the home of Miss Maurine Nor- ent-Teachers Association attended
rell for organisation. Thare wars the P.-T. A. Council at Canton
.fifteen girls present. Mrs. Mary last week: Mrs. Paul Laverents,
Ethel Brandon' was present and Pres., Mrs. A. P. Fowler, Sec., and
pre elected- officers of the club as delegates Mrs Joe Ackllft, Mrs.
| follows: ]g. L. Collins, Mrs Wells and Mrs.
President, Lucille Martin; vice- Timmons.
1 president. Marie Townsend; eeere- -
tary, Maurine Norrell; reporter, Six of the Pure Company's rig
JfP** Norrell. Ws also elected Mrs, builders built the 122-foot wood
iRMnlee Norrell for our sponsor. derrick for the Joiner Wildcat
Mrs Brandon will send our mar near Fruitvale this week. Virgil
tarts! this week. We hope to get Hutchins was In charge. The Chew
startM on our workas, soon as was as follows: J. B. Simpson, A.
pnamhls REPORTER. E. Roach, Pets Schenkle, D. C.
...I' »■' 1 ■■ 1 Riddle and'Jesse Admire.
•ond esieigh hew ----- ■
m Assess* gs ws-' Tbs Pure will soon begin a ooo-
mey Vanes, who orate waste dam near Jamestown,
ban smsy years, lfcls data will collect the waste
Ag tas.tawn flhssM cR and vaster and prevent It from
The Parent-Teacher Association
of Van Zandt county met in Can-
ton on March 14 for the organisa-
tion of a County Council. Almost
every one of the local P.-T. A.’s
The meeting was called to order
by Mrs. M. M. Simmons of Wills
Point, who Is the county organizer.
She told the aim and purpose of a
County Council. Reports were
made from each organization
which proved beyond a doubt that
Parent-Teacher work is filling a
big place in the upbuilding of our
county. County Superintendent A.
DOWN MEMORY LANE.
My father, Enoch Tunnell, came
to Texas from Alabama and set-
tled a place one mile East of Van,
about 1866, then known as the
Wilson Berry place, now the J*hn
Clark place. I was born there In
the year 1861. There were 11 chil-
dren in our family, 8 boys and 3
girls. All born in Texas except the
three oldest. We lived at this place
some ten years, then moved eight
miles east of Tyler where we lived
some ten years. From there we
moved to Henderson county and
settled a place some three miles
south of the little town of New
The country was thinly settled at
this time. There were plenty of
O. Loughmlller and County Dem- decr turkey and wild hogs In the
onstratlon Agent Mrs. Mary Ethel woods j relate a squirrel hunt
Brandon made short and helpful that Brother Josh, myself and
addresses, pledging their hearty #ome of our neighbor boys took
support ’ one rainy day. After we had been
A report of the nominating com- out for 8ome time, we heard the
mlttee was made and the following dogg comlng towards us with some
officers wers elected: 30 or 40 head of wild hogs in pur-
Presldent, Mrs. F. V. Bryant, guJt j was the youngest one
Martins Mill; president-at-large, ln thg crowd j »aw the most dan-
Mrs. L L. El«m, Edge wood; 1st Tht cio#er they got to us the
vice-president, Mrs. Earl M. Greer, wora.} they looked to me. Those
Wills (Point; 2nd vice-president. brUties on their backs stood up
Mrs. J. M. Shields. Canton; Srd Bome llx of Bight Inches high. I
vice-president, Mrs. Paul Laver- thought It was about time for ue
ente. Van, recording secretary. ^ try our 8peed 0r go up a tree,
“““ so I reached up and got my hat
so I would be ready for the race,
for I was sure It would come off
soon. As the hoge got ue about
surrounded. I thought it was time
to raise war on them eo I reach-
ed down and got a rock, sent
Mlaa Willie Gilmore. Grand Saline;
treasurer, Mrs. V. B. Cosby, Grand
Saline; publicity, Mrs. R. S.
Teague, Wills Point. A committee
on By-Laws was appointed to re-
port at the meeting in May: Mes-
dames J. C. Lively. Canton; G. O. ^
Reynolds, Martins Mill; and Miss at the"bunch and hit a shoatinthe
Nell Peavy. Edge wood, are th# hea<J ^ he fe)] ov«r dead. As we
committee-. had ’plenty squirrels and no hot
Mfss Sparkman and Mrs. Stan- WRter we p.ft the hog and went for
■ - - - home This ended our hunt for
After my father's death my
mother sold out and we moved
ford of Canton furnished two
beautiful musical numbers. Mrs.
Bills Campbell of Wills Point gave
a very Instructive and much ap-
Character ^~c'k near Van. I lived with my
brother. Josh, one yeaj and made a
crop. I attended school at Omen.
’Ih" Is a
tbs streams and
tas mmms mem tab he la sham of J<
sSffig :*** tag
After lunch hour, which was In- _________
deed a picnlo lunch, each woman wblch *ls~r.ow known as Arp. The
having brought a lunch. Canton la- taacher was Prof. A. W. Orr. He
dies furnishing hot coffee, Mrs. wi| a flna teacher and a good
M. A. Taylor of Bonham, the dls- n There now a monument to
trict president, held a school of hlg ,„,mory at Arp, erected by the
Instruction. citizens I attended school there
Ws are Indeed proud of tail and 8 half years. I won a
county organisation and ask for
tbs co-ops rati on of each school
and parent of th* comity- Van, two tana*, then Browning
REPORTER. gphool House, sad MorSby School
' ------- House, which was the lest school
VAN RAND* VISITOR I taught •
--------- I bosght Tsuita Stars and was
^ ^ tar. Altar gaStlng tha
scholarship during my first year.
The first school I taught was at tively. This
ot Van laadt ooua
saa far a Raid *f
ns at qs son la law. J. F. May-
kr taa -itaa
Uha emit cautious
aaut mam at Maudi
I Mtas 2a
My ftret wife was Miss Jl
is eTla Santa Otanr!""
Hved at th* ***** shMS for
VAN ZANDT SCHOOLS
RECEIVE STATE AD)
Warrants were received March
14 for state aid to the various
schools of Van Zandt county. It
will be seen that some schools re-
ceived more aid than others. This
does not indicate that one school
may have met the requirements
better than another school, but the
aid that any particular school may
receive is dependent upon the
number of scholastic per teacher
in the district. The only rural
schools ln the county that did not
receive aid this year were those
schools that could not qualify by
reason of having an excessive num-
ber of scholastics. Following are
the school districts receiving aid
for the present school year with
the respective amounts:
Plug ah, $564; Cream Level. $1,-
000; Lone Star, $626; China Grove,
8245; Pin* Bluff. $714: Walton.
$756; Owlet Green, $177; Jackson,
$487; Dawson, $601; Hayden. $71$;
Colfax. $1,178; Antioch. $279; Watts,
$489; Watts Colored, $552; Mill
Creek, $604; Lane, $262; Turner,
$864; Alsa, $480; McBee, $606; Wil-
son Chapel, $344; Mono, $814; Pru-
itt. $802; Crooked Creek. 3124;
Creaglevllle, $331; East Center,
$536; Willow Springs. $124; Bur-
nett Chapel. $722; Bethlehem,
$735; Friendship. 166; Redland, $1.-
000; Watkins. 3861; Highland.
$811; Prairie Creek, $836: Chrest-
man, $660; Odom, $441; Williams
Chapel, $621; Small. $415; Phalba.
$229; Bright Star, $138; Center,
$158; Stewarts Chap*!, $128; Wis-
dom Temple. $621; Central, $370;
Fair-view, $345: Union Springs,
3678; Rock Hill. $396: Corinth.
$648; Riverside. $112; High. $220;
Round Plat, $251: Wise, $8; Jones.
$679; Sexton, $406; Board. $709;
Enterprise, $267; Gordon, $129;
Bethel. $649 Clower, $497; Arcridge.
$962; El wood. $441; Myrtle Springs.
$696; Fruitvale, $902; Edom. $707;
Martins Mill, $1,600; Ben Wheeler,
$1,807; Edgewood. $1,487; Canton.
After the meeting of the State
Board of Education In April, Mt.
Gibson sad Oakland District* will
reoalv* 3581.00 and $474.00 raspec-
gtvss direct state aid
of $MJ80j00. Later in the school
pear certain schools of the county
will receive Industrial aid, trai
portattou aid and high school tui-
tion. The total aid for th* county
for all purpose* will be la auesas
of MAMOjOO for tbs year.
A O. LOUOHMHXJER.
FOR talM TBl^
Fruitvale, March 1A—The *41 4SP
rick on the “Dad” Joiner Mock
consisting of snmsthtag osar M88
acres, lying south of and adjoining
this place, has been completed ang
actual drilling will begin at
The location of the tost wall Is site
I about the middle of the'
block and about one and ons-quar-
ter miles south of town.
Control 85 Per Cent
of Industry’s Assets
A brief summary of an invest-
igation recently completed by tbs
statistical department of the In-
dependent Petroleum Association
and will appear in the April Issue
of the Independent Monthly, shows
that twenty of the gigantic oil
companies "own” 80 per cent of
the industry's total assets.
It is generally understood that
the entire oil jidustry which ta-
in of crude oil,
ire of natural gas-
final sale of finished
_ bulk and service
total assets aggregate
.welve billion dollars,
■ biggest companies
For approximately nine
hundred million dollars—
cent. TM other 20 per
sountad tar by thousands
luals. These. twenty gt-
wfth 88 per cent
at 1 a pan las
or 80 _
with 20 . ^
make up “the
Aa printed in
Monthly the list of ^
companies’’ Includes ten
Oil Companies and‘tan non- --
ard Companies The Standard com-
panies are aa follows: Standard of
New Jersey. Standard of Indiana,
Standard of California. Standard of
New York-Vacuum Oil, Standard
of Ohio, Prairie Oil and Gas-
Prairie Pipe Line, Atlantic Re-
fining. Ohio Oil. South Penn Oil
and Union Tank Car Companies
The tan Non-Standard Companies
including the Dutch-Shell, Gulf.
Cities Servlet, Pure Oil, Texas
Union Oil of California, Tld*
dent. Continental Oil and Sinclair,
In 1828 these twenty companies
produced a total of over 800,000,
000 barrels of crude oil, or about
60 per cent of the country’s total
output. Several of Lhesfc companies
that are among the strongest and
largest producers of crude oil with-
in the United States are also
among the largest producers ef
crude oil In foreign countries es-
pecially In Venezuela, Colombia,
Peru and Mexico—and at* larar#
importers of crude and refined oils
into the United States.
These same twenty companies
have a practical monopoly of oil
pipelines of the United States, own
the great bulk of the crude oU
tankage or storage capacity of the
country, own and lease about half
the tank ckrs used by the industry,
own almost all of th# oil tanker
capacity used ln the importing
and exporting of crude and re-
fined oils. In the aggregate, th*
crude oil refining capacity of these
twenty companies la today 600,
000 barrels a day greater than
the amount of crude oil that Is
being run to refineries.
Th* preliminary Installment at
this survey will appear In full in
the March Issue of the Indepen-
dent Monthly, the official publi-
cation of the Independent Petrol-
eum Association. R Is being re-
printed as a separate bllstla and
copies may be obtained gratis by
addressing the Association's head-
quarters In Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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nx wm mu.
The Anderson-Clayton Bi
butane* want to Van early '
morning, returning with Bi
s Van ouutractor, whs is <
ill with the flu. H* Is uadi
Th* stale board of oduoaOoa has
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Campbell, Ellis. The Van News (Wills Point, Tex.), Vol. , No. , Ed. 1 Friday, March 20, 1931, newspaper, March 20, 1931; Wills Point, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1003771/m1/1/: accessed May 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Van Zandt County Library.