Breckenridge American (Breckenridge, Tex), Vol. 1, No. 175, Ed. 1, Thursday, January 20, 1921 Page: 1 of 4
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TODAYS NEWS TODAY
URECKENRIDGE. STEPHENS COUNTY. TEXAS. THURSDAY. JANUARY 20. 1921
VOLOIE I. MMHER !.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
BRITAIN DESTROYS U. S. MARINE
OIL STRONG; GENERAL OUTLOOK
ilPROVING; PR0MINE1IT BANKER
HERE FOR VISIT IS OPTIMISTIC
V J Mi flunic f Plim-nlv and SI
Power- i.f Flagstaff Arizona.
(trunir Inti nwn in ii-sim latino with
the roojHT HewliTMiii oil development
activities in the Hold during tho lnt
year .mil ninn arrived In the city
last evening ami arc registered at tlie
Alamo hotel F A Held another
large Arizona Interest in the Cooper-
Henderson affair arrived thl room-
ing from Phoenix and is nIo at the
Th" vlsiror are understood to be
her" for tlic pnnoe of looking over
('(HitHT-IU'iKlcrMiii nroportic and de
velopment work and to hae a general
gllnip-o nt thi field and others In
whb-h they arc Interested in Steph-
ens and southern loung counties.
Since acquiring intercut in the Cooper-
Henderson organizations which they
ntul their Arizona associate iinport-
nutty financed In the first da of
Cisqier-Henilerson ojoratlons. they
liaie nind It u jmiIii t to come down
now and then and ."it' for Micm-elre
tin- big aitliitle and siici-ce of
their own mid othpr nrsnuiz.it Ion- in
the Ilrwrk 'iiridge field-.
m t- mn ' inciii. (ii . er iiiui m
wll ill Annum but are rather hy of'
marker f.r the time being. uid Sir
Mluiitf t-iilin He U pr.-ildelit uf
"We lutM- plenty of '.crythlus to
th' liii:s 'X bank in tli otate .mil
mirk .it lil Juli when at liniin- in
Inuaer -InftH than iredit.d to mot
Ininkem UN a-xiMlate'. with p-nernl
iiidiistrlal enterprise in the slate in-clu-Jre
.it cojiper. mtth and cotton
are liroad ntul hit rlewn a- to Kenentl
fiiiaiiciiic iindiiloiiK In rlie iiioiitry at
targe are iiii!iderel In the Mjutliwmt
to I"- s-s-fptloaally well inf'.'ruteU.
"Thert' l.a Imcii iliidonlitiil recent
Imjiroveinen! in the eeiierul xltlliillon.'
Jlr SicClutig cnnttnited in
to further imtulry.
y. "I mil inclined to m.XIty hit
the fir.t lialf of tn. llnr .tllt'
the liellef thut
year wUI M-e a very nntrkrd mijiirn.of lllt. WHUii j iml It l e.tpect-
Thlng'. ltiTe had tlwt trend In dU.fwl tyirI In theU of next week. .
ttnetly certain manner during the laht ) I
few week-. The copper MUmtlun Is
.itrvngthenlng ainterlally. rbicli !a our
chlof concern In Arizona. Long staple
cotton and c:ittlo are also looking hot
ter Steuiitiiue howerer. we are look-
ing to the tone of high proierlty and
activity which prevails hire in tlie oil
fii'hts and hi whhh I do not look for
ntnitemenr hy reamiu of outside colldl-
tloiKfc The latter look hotter for oil
than f"r .hit of our oilier raw materi
nls. Wi'i-ld lieiiiand is hehlud nil and
ghes: ir wonderful strength. It Is the
primarv need. to. In the trmisiNirta-
tion nnd usage of all our other row
uiaterlnN to the foreign markets
whlcli must have and ahsorh our r-
plu outputx of thcr."
elates expert to le here the remainder
.ill. Jill lllllk ill! llir .iiun.i4ii t. - -
of the week and possibly during
first jiurt of next wivk.
LOOKS ANCIENT - Jcwmiii'iiciiM with
Dirt i -Mug excjimted from Mwtln(t Ft "'or""
M-otlnn of the sidewalk on Walker
stnft iH-twit'ii Court nnd Ilrvckenrklzr
Hvennv. It Is iH'Ing dug witli n renl
pick and some jnirts look a if It
mlrl.t tw. of n nre-wr imdil. reveHllnc
u stone imvonu'iit underneath
J. SI. Huiriran. of the lireekenridgo
Co-Opemtlve Hupiily Company rnter-
prlus. 1 Iwirlng tUU Veiling for
AVlchltft Full for a fe1 day buine
visit following which lie will return
to the city Sir Harrison tatl to
l.t- llmf firriniffMllli'll. s for .kill Ilill
. . ..i .
their liniinh siores hi hlln illc
Hoilth Rend under tt( lirtiui of the
llris-'kelirltlge tre. weie progressug
IN FOR .VX mti-
li.-.l V - ..f th. M ili!.r.Mil M.sik.
'. 1 . .
was Vilxi yesterday aft. ruoon
. rf. .1.1. IIWM IU.1 HUIIU I.UIirt-Illlt'llL llir-
terday aff ni.-in with . .
etliH tM.t tiHlay to lie."" h "X 't'i"" nWl
l. with ... ..r n.-ruM1-1 17H""; T- '
' . CiirUll It lu-al erto Itanger and
rcmiP of prodnetliMi
it round TiiH) hhl
crease gart showing gvotl and
hole not yet having fully cleaned
A ; mmplellun Is reisjrtnl Tor
Texu C. in Its Parks aimp for
bid. I This Is around the usual I'arks
bid. I This Is nroun
production the wi
of tfte wells of v
umon.V the liest In the country.
HIXMIH.E ;I7TS INCREASE
....... n....!.. fti c. ..n.vi.i..1 Miuitii. Worth at i:lHl n. 111
ii iiiiiiuiii . - -j i
tii. .-m. .i.ia
MreiiKtU U1 responsiveness yester- et out. parsengers
.hr 5w... it shot IU Ackers No. 2 nn TrfHl a. tu.;
. 1..... rmi i..rr..i.i liwr.Mv.sl ircliu-I his 0 :"0 t. m.. will:
kvril lyiii .'" ....- ......-..- .
.Ion. A t) nuart shot was ueu. me
MJiad Imh'ii doing arouud -100 bar-
Wf Tin' Hhot lifted It to 1100. width
w4 apwaivd to l the (fettled pro-
for which Uk: we!I wvld
n egress! relic
ii it production
department k marked jUcktip in n
number of U proH-rtk-. -beside ndd
ins the Inrgi
produrtlnn from Iinl!-
vtilutl wells it
tallied during the drlll-
of tli: organization in
RreekenrldgiSyndlcatlng Co. roKirl
It well Np. llown 227D feet and its
No 1! down l.'l) feet. This organlza-
tlon is a keen- act Ire one and has
crowded lb wijj along In good shape
It lias ailopti a plan of card re-
port" to Us nn holders as to tiroeie
..(!(. .l....ln.it.ti !... .... t.l .. I
. I.ll VU-lU'lHli IHIIL IIIOVHII MT
let of olmructelii keeping with other
efficiency It h:l displayed.
TO (50 IN
rude No. 1 1 report-
ml on top of tB
stind. ready to drill
in of the hole ponds
in. Tho com pit
mull line conn
Hon I made which
It I exptvted
ll Ih rJimtly. Till
. ...I ..... ...
DILI. IN(t IN
. mi J T
reiKiriMt drlllliMi thin afternoon. In-
dlcatiiii4 liare lb
i very furonilile In
SimmI well on till
The IiIk ini.vlnd
Ivliig pulled at the
ileum Co. Kenthley
0 feet. Roller ha
strong flow nl gas
II. U. Wllleox 1'
No. ! todaj nt
heeii mitred hack
iharliig come in
"HKl feet correx-
ponding Vith (hi
lepth of the gas
Mind which hnnx
the I'dislaml dcr-
I rick Iat year w
h that well drilled
then new siiud.'j
irir. line conii.-t-tllins Im-u arniminl
sued liy the clerl
licence.- wore Iv
the last twenty-
1 and .MI-s Nellie-
Ir. (irurer C.
V. SI. Itniimoi ml Krmwtliit'
A. Howell ntul .. ; ( Caruet
t.M.k'ii 'ti iiuuitnc
the lift few month
CISCO-T. ROUTE THROUGH TRAIN
TO DALAS BEGINS ON SUNDAY;
ANO HER LOCAL TRAIN TO GO ON
Agent Mure .lef.l f the C. N
ami A.sfrlstaiitineral I'assenper
Apwn O. II Wehhkhe Texas A. I'a
thcT11"' - " llt'r' "Mmi Dallas head
morning when tlj
an noun red
n leaving Dal-
t Sunday night.
''Mmry -ird. mil
e train learlug
! I'wnridge will new throuch
j tmlu linking It illreet with ilm
two primilxM cttlil North Txas.
I Hwiofore the iigh service op-
eruiiti or mr . K. i Ft. W.
through Dublin an th tiice In the
CUttePort Worth 'pors. oiM'rutttl
from Clx by tin xas & Pacific
ha Is-eu the avail se'rvlre. An-
i notuicetiicnt tiMla.it a uiodoru
I through train. eimlg of teel bag
gage car. new stec
' rhi- Pullman sin
robes Ju.st out
i I .11111.111 sleeper
ttntire train to
-I- " -Fort
. I In- Clsvo line
I ne autw uut-euietionfinus
'made in Mm Ameri
n Tuesday In
ik trow Fort Worth t(-ciisciiuent ui-
with .... . ' .. .
Knstlnud from forhrth It would
be aide to carry nuprlor plan of
! operation of a olMlu (Ureet Into
'lliwkpMriilce under ffle arniuge-
uiet vri'h the i'Ueijl.
I'lioVr Mmi new- duie sht'iier
are to Ih plactsl foiipeucy at the
C. & N. hi. depot Qit M.ta p. m.
train lenvlng here IS p. m.. ar-
riving at Cisco ldiotu.: leave Cis-
co ll:tx p. nu Eap 11:10 i. ni
Ranger Vi-"A) a. ulrrlvlng Fort
re the Itreck-
..iwl !cnrU!j;i-Frt Wort It
Iers will lie
Ining in them
Dallan and -RnngijUs
Returning train K
10;0tt p. m.. Fort
11:30 p. ni.
urrivlUjj Rauzcr 4
TAKE 600 BBL.
S I. Harris actively In charge of
the general affairs of the C. II. & M.
Refining Co.. as prtiddout of that or-
ganization announced today that
within 21 days the new plant of his
company on the east side of town he-
tw veil the tracks of the Hamou and
the Clco ratlroid would he taking
fW harrels of oil daily for treatment.
"Fifteen days after that" said Sir.
Harris. V will have our pipe still
In operation and will rai-e the accept-
ances of oil to l.(MM) harrels. Our
progress from that time on to the ul-
timate rcfinpry operations which we
have planned and which will enable
the dully treatment of a much greater
amount of oil. will hc continuous."
W. H. Mitchell vice president of tlie
company. Is in active charge of con-
struction of plant on the east side
ite. He Is giving it the benefit of
long experience In the refinery con-
struction business and Is speeding the
work along Just as fast as it can go
in conformity with proper completion.
H. I Cook Is secretary of the com-
pany and the temporary office is at
The new concern ha.s contract? made
for all of its oil requirement it was
tated today and l!kewie has its ar-
rangements made with the railroads
for shipping- facilities to the market
it has secured for its output
HARRACKS ItENEFIT TO
HAVE UNUSUAL PUHLICITY
The Ladies Aid Society of the Chris-
tian church is preparing to give iinti-
Jial publicity to their box social to
be held at the church next Tuesday
evening through the introduction of
moving picture In the street by way
of attracting attention to the o-ial.
It is planned to show the picture
on the front of the First National
Hank building. The Christian church
Picture machine wllj he used. The
imrjkjsp of the box social is to raise
a benefit fund Tor avsNtaiice of the
Salvation Army barracks fund.
J. C. Ihiehniun. president of Mm
llreckuiirldge Rank & Trust Co.. i
with u party of friends on hunting
trip in the southern part or the state
which they eiect to extend into Mex-
ico before their return.
t It. A. C-iufman. of Seligmnn. Arizo-
nn. are among visitors in the field.
"CO a. m. Clxo r:30 a. m.. leaves
CIco :00 a. m. arriving Ilreckon-
rhlge 7H." n. m. Out of Dalla. train
ll'lll lllll ...... 1I..II.... t I -I..-.
" " i'iiiiin-ineuheiirnii;e
I sieeper one Uallas-Itanger sleeper.
ooach-js. oU ; at Fort Wurth. six sleep-
ers are t: he picked up. including
one Fort Worth sleeer. one Fort
Worth Kastlnnd leeier. and one Fort
Worth-Cisco IeeHr. together with
three Fori Worth-P.reckenridge sleep-
er." all those sleetier Iveiug placed In
the T. & p.' Fort Worth "passenger
station rsidy for occjipabcy at !)SH)
I'ndor the new arrangemeut Rreck-
enrldge people etui have supper leis-
urely here and go on Iniard tlielr
sleepers any time after -VI) p. in..
getting up at Fort Worth any' time
they may wish next morning between
:0O and . uTO. Thore going to Dal
las can go to bed leaving here and
not have to get up until after the
train arrives In Dallas nt K:fiO neit
morning. The early arrlrlmr tlmti t
Fort Worth ami Dallas Insures all
connections out of those jHiluts. and
also means that a man wishing to get
up and "hit the ball" curly at Fort
Worth will hav a chaure to get httt
bretikfast ami be on the Job by the
time the other fellow reaehet hla of-
fice. "All In all. the new ervkv Is Just
alMiut the best thing that lias hap-
lened to Ilreefceiiridge ntvutly." sahl
Sir. .leiikliii. today. "Prsid.'nt It of
the C. & N. B. and Receiver Ioineaster
of the Texas i. Pacific are to lie con-
gratulatol ou !io spirit of enterprUe
that has rrompted their reeognltlotx of
Ureckenridge as a real city worthy of
the highest grade train lorvie.
ir is given to he understood by the
railroad men that u additional local
train Is to be installed between Cisco
and Ureckenridge to meet tlie grow-
ing ueeds of tlie local travel between
the two towns and to make other
close mainline concoctions ou the T.
.t P. that are not now provided for
details of which will be announced
later; this additional service to be-
come effective nejt Moniluj also.
SHERIFF TICKS IP POKER
PKWERS ON CISCO TRAIN
Sheriff Head cuuie in last nlrftit
from Abilene where he hot been at-
tending Federal court. He rode In
over the C. & N. B. with a couple of
poker players who also continued
their Journey to the courthouse. They
engaged In the game Jut after leav-
ing Cisco but the sheriff wm only a
casual looker-on until the train
crosMtl from Eastland Into atcplicns
county. It was then Mint he intro-
duced himself to the players.
WOOD JR. OIL
In a subsidiary relationship to the
Craven Oil & Refining Co. the Itrcck-
Ilrazos Oil Syndicate Is the latest
South Rend-Lydon pool operating or-
ganization to join the number of
lireouonriitge development concerns
maintaining headquarters in Mils city
for the carrying on of their activities
In the big northeast (.hallow nnd deep
sands area. Thee activities now em-
brace hundreds of thousands of dol-
lars of Breckeiiridge investment and
proportionate representation of llrcck-
eurhlge energy all adding daily to the
big volume of Breckeiiridge trade won
to it as the real oil center and head
quarters of Stephens and Young cotin-l
Captain .1. St. Craven associated in
the oil bu-dnoss with iAtmard Wood
Jr.. it son of (lenerai Leonard Wood.
brings the Rrcck-Rrnzos organization
to the city ami ha opened offices at
the soiithenst corner of Walker and
MltehoJ! streets from where conduct
will bo carried on of the drilling of
four wells for the syndicate on Us
least lu survey 113 in the South Rend
Midway pool between the McCluskcy
wells area and the Hill well of the
Slid-Kniisas about three mile south
of Kltasrille with their production of
flush up to 11.000 bill.
Captain Craven and Sir Wood have
boon uniformly successful in their oil
enterprises eonductul under the gen-
eral or-ganization of tlie Craven Oil
S. Refining Co.. of" which Captain Cra-
ven is jiresideiit and Sir. Wood vice
president. Resides the Rreck-llrazos
enterprise which they are now start-
ing acthei in development they have
aciiulrcd some established production
in the Rroekenrldge and Stephens
(oiiuly fields and expect to add to
their holdii.gs. with outright purchas-
es of other producing lease for the
acquirement of which negotiations are
Commenting today upon the generaP
situation. Captain Craven said that
he entertained no doubt that the pres-
ent year would be the biggest in oil
activities in Stephens and Southern
Young counties and particularly in
the growth of Ureckenridge. that had
liooit witues'-nl at any stage in the
oil development of north central Tex-
as. He Is enthusiastic as to the big
production possibilities from the
northeast country ns well or to the
established groat 'resoureofulnoas of
central Stephens county. He said that
hi" optimism found plenty of backing
hi eastern oil circles and that his ad-
vices from there in the last few days
were that normal conditions of trade
and finance are working to a head
much more rapidly than buiine: men
wore inclined to bcllcvo possible a
few week ago. the oplloc now being
Unit the readjustment period will be
well over and high prosperity and ac-
tivity returning at a gallop before the
month Is out. Thb advice corresponds
with mucti other opinion that has re-
"ently Ik-oii received hero from east-
ern reulcrs. all of which aro telling
of rapid recovery to Hxcellent condi-
tions. RETURNS WITH IIRIDK;
SURPRISES MANY FRIENDS
J W. Whyte. field manager with
the Hedrick-HjioontH interests sur-
prised hU many friends in the field
this moraine upon return from tho
coast as a blushing bridegroom. HU
bride fonuerly Miss Dora Dlnckhurn
accompanied him from Los Angeles
her former home and where the wed-
ding occurred on Monday. While n
few Intimate friends of Mr. Whyte
wore auvised of the large importance
attached to his visit to the coast hi".
surrender to Cnpld was t (real sur-
prise to ids general list of friends
here. Mr and -Mrs. Whyte will make
their ierniaupnt home here.
RELIEF TUGS SENT OUT
Tka AiMcUUd Pren
GALVESTON. Jan. 20. The Brit-
ish steamer Rosenfield Ls aground on
Oalreston Island about thirteen miles
south of the city on the gulf bide ac-
cording to advice from the St. Louis
Pass coast guarH.
The vessel is said to be resting Jn
tfen feet of water ad Is no Immediate
danger. Togs have ben seat.
YET TO MEET ON
The meeting of the city cotntnlsston
yesterday evening took no action he-
cause of the absence of Commissioner
Bottorff but was held open as a continued-
nesslon. However this morn-
ing Commissioner Caldwell and also
City Attorney Hamlin were both
called front the city and the session
will perhap. not be continued before
Saturday or Monday.
While the paramount feature to be
considered at this meeting l the street
paving and sewer system hum! Issues
there will be other Important meas-
ures up. The Impending water quw-
tlon may find a plate In tlie discus
sions and proceedings. On this point
the mayor would not be committed
Hut one Important ordinance that will
be considered la Mint which wo'ihl re-
ducc the height of derricks in the
city. It will be sought to make the
maximum height 54 feet. Home sanl
tary ordinances will also come In for
NEW CHURCH IS
The Presbyterian organization of
Ureckenridge is planning for a new
church building at nn early date. This
in one of the oldpst church organiza-
tions in this city or community nnd
owns property in Illock .". and i splen-
did now location for a church building
on the southwest corner of tlie post-
office block. Hhere they anticipate
the creation of a Presbyterian church
home and plans are now being per-
fected to that end.
Rev. J. W. White of Calena. Illi-
nois a foimer Texas man but now u
developing young minister has been
called us tmstor here and lias accept-
ed upon condition that his Illinois
church release him.
Sines October last. Rev. W. SI. 15a-
iker. assistant superintendent of mis
sions for Texas has been .supplying
the isbyterian pulpit service here.
The . next Sunday will be union
Mirvl ll at the Methodist church
at 1 BU(i 7 p. ni. rJr m.!....
Of-stor. Is out of the city.
t will conduct the union
HUi X. y. Jan. 20. The
llluoss o!J Fnrrell one of the
three nnvnl onists whose rei.'ent
flight Into the Canadian wilds is be-
ing Investigated by the nnval board
of Inquiry today halted the board
from hearing the personal adventures
of the navy mau.
Farrcll'a physician said that their
patient was suffering from tonslliti.
but might be able to testify tomor
ON LONG TRIP
TO THE SOUTH
MARION Ohio Jan. 20. President-
Elect Warren O. Harding has pocked
his trunk tor a long absence from bl
A vacation trip to Florida will be-
gin toulgbt and he will return here
for a visit of only one day before his
POST DEFENDED AGAINST
LEGION BY DEPARTMENT
Th JliMUt4 Prs
WASHINGTON Jan. X). Defense
of the policy of the department of la-
bor Id dealing with radical aliens and
a complete Indorsement of the work
of asslntant secretary Louis Pttst la
carrying out that policy was made
today by Secretary Wilson lu n state-
ment replying to an attack made upon
Post by the executive commltfee of the
American Legion. V
I.EGISLATORS WANT $10.
Ti AutcUUd rrtw
AUSTIN. Jan. 20. A Jotut resolu-
tion proposing an amendment to the
constitution to Increase the per diem
of member of the legislature from ?."
to $10 per day for the first SO days of
the legislative session was Introduced
In the senate today by Darwin.
SENDS ANOTHER AWAY
Th AtucUW Ftui
WASHINGTON Jan. 20. Depor-
fatlon of Gregory Weinsteln counsel-
or of the Rnsylau soviet bureau is this
country was ordered today by Sec-
retary Wlbwm of th labor department.
SWEEPING ALLEGATIONS THAT
BRITISH CONTROL AMERICAN
COMPANIES MADE BY JONES
The Associated Press.
WASHINGTON Jan. 20-Charges that British in-
terests have obtained control of American ships and are
working to hamper and impede the growth of American
shipping were made today by Senator Wesley L. Jones of
Washington author of tlie Jones shipping bill.
Senator Jones addressed a convention of the National
Merchant Marine Association and made sweeping
charges of the many attempts of British interests which
he said were supported by certain American interests to
destroy America's newly gained merchant marine.
IMPORTANT C. C.
MATTER IS UP
The members of the Itreckenridse
Chamber ot Commerce will hear and
discuss matters of vital importance to
this city iiinl community at Its nioetiiig
tomorc-w night. Doubtless the water
situation will be one of the questions
before the member.
President Clove Johnson has issued
a special call for the meeting which
will be held in the rooms of the county
Judge in tlie court house uf 7 :W).
"The pu.pjst. Is to plueo before the
members matter that itrnlly nrtoct
the couiiuiiiilty." said Secretary Loach
tills morning. lie added that 'it
should be the desire of eiery member
who has the best Interests of the ioui-
niunity at heart to lie present."
HOT CHECKS TO
GET IT HOT IS
THE NEW IDEA
The retail metehauts of P.rei-ken-ri'lge
are planning for a better and
safer jflf-Id of business- here They
have temporarily oruaniwd the Retail
Merchant Association and at a meet
ing In the county court roo mtonigltl
ut S o'clock will perfect their organiz
ation. I'ht't their permanent officer
and appoint "lauding committees for
They have secured the service of
Richard Hudson fonuerly a newspa
per man of Fiiriiicrville. Texas as
secretary of their association. Sir.
Hudson ins become a citizen of Rroek
enrldge mid will soon locate head-
quarters for the organization
The association intends making it
wu nu for "hot check" iwsers and
will guard the merchants nguliist fake
advertising solicitors a in other
town where such solicitors are re-
ferred to the secretary of tlie associ-
ation for his ok before the merchant
give him audience And they rec-
ognize newspaper columns as the lead-
ing medium for advertising" sul.l Sir.
MAY BALK ON
Th Ajioditad Freii
AUSTIN. Jan. 11). Confirmation of
florernur Pat SI. Neffs apnulnlDioiits.
is the most IuiKirtaiit m-tluu to omic
before the senate today according to
lie statement of member.
It Is rumored that objection to "oine
jot tho .ipiMitutmcnr will he made hut
till rumor U not confirmed.
PROPPED KANSAS PI-N
FOR TEXAS IN RILL
AUSTIN. Jan. 20. -Creation of an
industrial relation court similar ti-
the Kansas court is priipoxed in a bill
Introduced in the senate today by
Senator Edgar Witt of .McLennan
Under the proiisioiis of the bill the
court would be composed of three
members coi.-stltutlug the railroad
commission ami would huve authority
to Investigate and pass upon all indus-
trial disputes; with "authority ami
Jurisdiction to supervise direct and
eoutrol tho operation of public utili
ties and common carriers."
PROPOSED NAVAL REDUCTIONS
lb AiucUUd Frei
WASHINGTON Jan. 20. Sruator
Rorah's resolution proposing negotia-
tions for the reduction of naval build-
ill!? hr the I'liit.xl sTit. Cruut ltit
aiu nnd Japan was reported favorably
today by the senate foreign 'i-lurion-
committee. It U in lieu of tue origin-
al proposal that negotiation- cull i .r
a SO percent cut over a pound of five
years. It provides for such reduc-
tions as can lie agreed upon.
Mack J. Lei.ls has returned from a
btwUwvs Dip to Fort Wortli.
The Washington Senator salv.1 that
the International Merchant Marine
company an American shipping cor.
poration now eotroUlg over -10 Amer-
ican built vessels under charters from
the United States Shipping Roard
wa bound by nn agreement entered
into In lWi to pursue no policy Inju-
rious to Rritish mercantile marine or
Part of the agreement's text which
was entered Into for a period of 20
year wen- road by Senator Jones.
BURNS FATAL TO
WILL BE HERE
At VI." o'llook lasf evening Wlntou
Walker sin-combed to the effects of
burn sustained when his home burn
ed Tuoday morning ns the result of
n gas explosion from accumulated ga
that hud come on after a temporary
At the Stephens county hospital.
where Sir. Walker died and where up
to afternoon yesterday much hope vrim
held out for his recovery he Is said
to Iwre maintained the Same nerve
aud self-iontrol which lie exhibited at
the Ume of the fire.
Winston Walker was a nephew of
R. S. Walker president of the First
National Rank of Ureckenridge. and
was n-Miriated with a number of the
development enterprises of this field.
Sir. Walker wa a young man but 31
year of age. and highly popular In
this city where he was reared. His
wife was formerly SHs Luclle Nlraltz
of Orange. Texas.
Winston Walker wis horn and
re i red lu I'.reckonridgi' among whose
ptoplo he wa held In kindly affec-
tion and esteem. Upon broadening of
the population of the city with the
coming of oil activities he became a
part of the strong bussiness associa-
tions of the field and among the new
people entrenched himself no less In
eMeem than lie had among those who
had watched hi growth from chlld-
1k oil to .sterling manhood.
The body of Winston Walker will
be laid to rest in the Ureckenridge
cemetery some time tomorrow after
funeral services conducted by Rer.
Glenn Hutloti pastor of the Urecken-
ridge Christian church. .
Flutil arrangements are pending tho
arrivnl of tho mother of the deceased
from South Texas and that of other
n latlves nnd the hour of funeral and
Interment will bo announced hater.
His father nnd mother. Sir. and
II. C. Walker reside in Ranger
but the mother. Sirs. Ella Walker
was on a visit to the home of her pa-
i nts at Orange Texas. They will ac-
oiuiHitiy her on her arrival here.
Reside his brother Carlton who Is
vice-president of tho First NaUonal
Rank here another brother. Prank.
ui-cotuiKiiilcd by hi wife were at tho
bedside when Winston died last
nlcht. A sister. Sliss Vida and a
vouuRor brother who are attending
tlie Texas Christian University at
Fort Worrh. are expected In this eve-
ning. The body I being prepared for bur-
ial by Undertaker Warren at tbo-
Rvrrow Undertaking parlors.
PIONEER PASSES AWAY;
DAUGHTER SURVIVES HERE
Judge J. S. Shopard pioneer of
Rrvekcnridge and on several occasion
honored bv the people of Stephen
county with electoral offices died at
hi home in Polk county Texas ou
Judge Shepard was twice elected
judge of Stephen county. Later he
wa. (ailed to Hardin county where
he was elected county attorney in two
P'" tions. He removed to Polk county
from Hardin and resided there until
hi- death the latter resulting from an
i itcrnul abscess.
News of the death of Judge Hardin
came as a matter of deep regret to
many old time friends. In Stephena
(ounty. Sirs. John Stoker of this
city Is ouo of seven children to nur-
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Breckenridge American (Breckenridge, Tex), Vol. 1, No. 175, Ed. 1, Thursday, January 20, 1921, newspaper, January 20, 1921; Breckenridge, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth122041/m1/1/: accessed February 20, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Breckenridge Public Library.