The Orange Leader (Orange, Tex.), Vol. 12, No. 196, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 17, 1927 Page: 1 of 4
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Girls’ Chib Fi
(By K H t)
and R. J.
to his death.
ange Iron Works
for several yearn.
another supply of 25,000
central pumping station that
the old town dike
In* home on
aceount of a rather
epressed that the new
wnuhl he swept away
Demace in National f"ity
Fah 17— Rat*
tling o storm
which haw hrransed
lion fee pro vision.
waa Ketting along nicely.
TAKES LEAD IN
of Two Counties
Shout Your Message
daughters of a former marriage, of
Houston: two brothers, J. R. Helton.
wan similar ot the MeNary-llaugen
hill, except it contained no equlliza-
Miss Carolina Eagen heads a “Decency Club'' at Burlington. Win. Girl
members are pledged not to smoke or pet and to take no intoxicating
drink except in company of their parents. Miss Eagen now ia fostering a
similar dab for boys of Burlington.
IN HOUSTON FOR
com MOURNS PASSING OF
SHERIFF HELTON WEDNESDAY;
FUNERAL SERVICES THURSDAY
OF SIX MEXICANS
ON U. S. RANCH
LOSE LIVES IN
the time of the next regular
Ina which will be Wednesday !
Ina. March f. when a contra ri
mated at hundreds of thousands of
tone with which to handle the egg
output, which is increasing by leaps
The association memhers express-
was out of town when Sherirt Hel.
ton died last night.
using an edition similar to the
used in Texas.
The foregoing does not refer
’ that river
I to huy
SNOW RULES IN
IS UP FINALLY
LOCATION OF NEW RIG NEAR
DISCOVERY IN STARK HELD
IS SIGNAL FOR SMALL BOOM
REPEAL OF TEXT
BOOK LAW FAILS
BODY OF MAN
IN DRY RAIDS
FOR I. C. C. JOB
MARFA. — Water and newer syu-
tems "to be improved.
Howard Petermon, a veteran Boy
Bcout, underwent an operation Tues-
day nt the Prancen Ann Luteher hon-
t Orande Oouny, hem ot tha
Sms Ternaluiber, mb tad
OU Emptre, “
Bin SPRING. — 75-room nre-re-
.1.1. nt hotel to be built here, .
Enthusiasm wan the keynote of a
meeting of the Orange County Poul-
try association held in the chamber
of commerce hall last night, with
a number of yisitors. outside of the
amsociation membership preent.
There were many optimistic short
talks made by thone who could see
a wonderful future for Orange coun-
ty as a poultry center that is tast
taking the letad of all other Texas
count ten in that line.
Robert Stephens, secretary of the
SANTA MONICA. C«|„ F,b. 11,—
Ma hyl Normand. movle star. Murerne
from pneumonin |n a hospitai here,
today waa allahtly improved.
ally, under seal or otherwine up to
bv the flood wuter that swept down
the river bed there.
Both the Nanta Fe and highway
bridges were expected to go out
Guards on both sides were watching
closely for firs signs of the supports
The meeting was presided over by
G <\ Fllinor, county farm demon*
chief of police of Legion.
next week or ten da ya.
of preparing foundations
Apparently in robust
sheriff was missed a n
when it was stated that
m it tee on education
County Judge DeWitt r
years, and one son, John William
named by the
Mission' Gardens who
poultry food dealers
the privilege of filing
Indicate how ho camo
AUSTIN, Feb. 17.
try food for the year
bank. Chieago; William Masaie, vice
president Fort Worth National bank,
Charles Austin, state commimsioner
of banking, and Chat Ies Flak, pres-
ident of T. H. A.
airmen wore killed when two planes Ur. s. marines working in a desperate
collided at Camp Stanley Wednes-
BAN DIEGO. Cat. Feh. 17.—All
bids person -
Helton, president or the
Tn the death of Sherimr J. W. Hel*
tnn of Orange county, the responsi-
bilit ion of the office devolved upon
Pate Brown, chief deputy, pending
the naming of a permanent successor.
be eat a bl la h rd by the Gulf Pipeline
company, ia said to be well under
way. Other work is in the way of
providing additional oil storage.
It is understood that the second
new location for wells on the fait-
the late Dr. E. W. Brown. Sr., in
the farming and cattle business. Six
years ago he was elected to the of.
Bee of sheriff and had started on
his fourth sucessve term in that
office at the time of his denth.
As a boy Helton received several
years of training under his father.
Who served his county as sheriff,
and it was under the training of his
wire that he determined some day
to become sheriff.
During the period of his service
as an off her here. Sherif Helton was
confronted with nmny grave situa-
tions; espec tally was thia true with
reference to the oil field boom whie
carried with it many of the phaz
that brought the best there was rn
peace officers in charge. He was
eredited with possessing sufielent
ability to surmount the most dimic#t
situation a riping.
AUSTTN, Feb. 17. — The bill by
Senator Tom Love to repeal the am-
nesty act of the last legislature re-
storing James K. Fergunon's political
aged three weeks;
resolution offered by Senator Reid
and adopted today Plieges that the
charge has been made that prices of
school books in Texas are higher
he became associted with
The sheriff will be
will probably meet I
rights, was tn come up for Anal
L A age this afternoon.
resolution for appointment of a com-
mittee to investigate and report aa
to whether there ts need for in-
stAlling a school of dentistry in the
University of Texas
The house after more than two
hours debate struck out the section
of the Brown joint resolution sub-
More interest was bestirsed in Or-
ange today within business and oil
circles, when he fact became known
that the Gulf Production company
had made a new location in the new
field brought in on the Lnteher and
Moore Lumber company's lands in
the vicinity of Stark where the first
gusher was brooght in a few days
hoine time to-
With no publicity. Aimes Sample
McPherson would still be a plodding
preacher in a revival tent instead of
a nationally known fgure. Other
illustrations offer* the same solution.
• • •
Now that the chamber of com-
merce has launched a campaign to
distribute information about this
country, it Remains for all to co-oper-
ate and lend a little shoulder to the
big wheel. Iay aside the hammer,
or else rap your own head and move
over out of the way.
sent to the lodge bridge connection
Mission Bench and Orean Beach.
Drift wood and trees were thering
so rapidly that it was decided to at-
tempt to blow the obstructions away
before the span was carried down
A HASSELL SISTER
LONG FFACH, (hl ,
aet of constitutional
w dnys ago
AUSTIN Feb 17.— w A. Hor-
ton. repored by American Vice.
Consul Taylor at Aruns Calientes,
Mexico, to Governor Dan MoOdy as
being in that city "penniless nnd
suffering from an almoat entire lows
of memory,” is believed to be Dr.
W A. Horton, former resident of
Hurant, Oklahoma, according to a
leffer received tody by Moody from
a Durant faw firm.
For the past few years. Dr. Hor-
ton has been in Mexice “and we
have had inquiry made at the bank
here and learned he has drawn out
more than $13,000 from the bank in
the past few weeks," the letter snia.
f ------ —
were ordered temporarily from the
Water from the Bonded San Diego
river leaped over the dike top which
was expected to give way momentar-
ily. If it crumbles, the two million
THURSDAY) FfcBRUARt 17,1927
WASHINGTON. Feb. 17.—Furth,
er Investiition nito th. quallfeation
ot Senator-Denienate Frank L. Smith
was delayed Indefinitely today be-
caunme of SmitWs ilinem.
NEW YORK. Feb. 17 —Texas Gui-
nan. whose “etve a littie gir1 a hand,
boya," la a tradition among the night
clubm, apent neveral hours in Jail
today after feder1 pro agents raided
the "TOO club," arrented her and
other employes and meized a nmal
quantity of liquor.
Releane of the entertainer was at-
fected on ball of $1,000 after her at-
torney a ppm red before the judge
and argued that his client waa not
nubject to Injunction rent n In Ina the ,
sale of liquor at the club.
Pacine shippine for a week, the V. s.
shipping board freighter Elkton is
in dintres 200 mile- oft Milo, Ifo.
wall, according to radio advices
WASHINGTON, Feb 17.—The
Norrin renolution for inventigntion of
chartea that tedert1 officers had
been "bartered and mold" In wouth-
ern Mates wss blocked a tain in the
New York; K.
vere attack of ilinens, thought t„
be of minor importance. later his
troubles became more merlous when'
intentinal dinorders began to mani
feet themmelves. on Monday, the
Kravenen nt the mituation remitted in
the “herm being rushed to the Fran-
cesa Ann Luteher ho.Pital where an
emergeney operation wan performed
The many friend, of the late sher-
iff have heen asked to nerve as hon-
orary pallbearers at the funeral.
He wan a member of the three Ma-
"onie bodiew, Madinon lode No. 126,
S- Oranee Chapter Ne
11. A. M . and Orange Coun II
No O R. A M. M.
He was born November 7, 1872.
=- The ORANGELEADER__
with the workings of the organisa-
tion which has given them asurance
of s market the year round for their
produets. They are also well pleas-
ed with the fact that other nections
are recognizing • the value of guar-
anteed fresh eggs from a "reputable
The nasocintion passed an order
requesting bids for a new contract
to furnish the association with poui-
BROWNSVILLE. Fob. 17 — Fouad
doubled over against some wreckage
on the American aide of the Rio
Grande, where the river makes its
ahorpeet bend, the bruised body of a
middle-aged unidentified man waa re-
moved by police today
There were gashes about the ears
and face but no other marks of
ELMIRA, N T., Feb. 17 — Fear she
whs to be reprimanded because of a
both ends of the bridge went out
shortly before midnight
Schools, both In National City and
Chula Vista were closed indefinitely.
Squads of rescue workers battling in
the northeast section of this city,
aided more than 2.000 persons to
dollar marine base
than the same books are sold for in
The state superintendent of public
instruction is requested to obtain
and report to the legishture the fol-
lowing information from school book'
companies holding contracts with*the
Lowest wholesale prices, transpor-
tation not paid, at which each book
now under Contract ia sold at any
office branch'office or depository in
the United States.
Whether or nut ehch book sold
under contract is "regular " or "spe-
rial* edition. If "special" edition,
except for Texas labels. Mate It dif-
ference exists in text or paper. Give
ten or more representative piaces
Reporta today maid that
special Texas, supplements unless the
books referred to do not offer sim-
ilar supplements for use in other
By refusing to print on minority
report. Iha house killed the Kimble
bill which nought to give women
equal repreaentatlon on precinct,
county and Mate political party com-
The house referred to the com*
RAN DIEGO, Cal, Feb 17.—U. S.
destroyer tender Melville at North
Island today was being provisioned
preparatory to leaving for Nicaragua.
Major Rowell, in command of the
Ran Diego marine air forces, in
charge of the expedition, mid hie in-
structions were “in code and in se-
Indications were, however, that
from 80 to 200 men and six planes
would be taken to the Central Amer-
amendments affecting the school syg-
tem which would authorize the leg-
islature to provide for a so-cent
county school tax. The amendment
to the resolution striking our this
port was offered by Representatives
Vateh and Farrar.
BROWNSVILLE, Fob. 17.—Report-
ed beating of aix Mexicans on a
Willacy county ranch ner where the
Nunes affair occurred was being In-
vestigated today by Mexican Consul
A. C. Vasques.
One man was believed to have
been seriously injured by his at-
tackers, who are said, to hve driven
the Mexicans from the ranch after
striking them with Micks and pistols.
The men fled into the woods and
scattered, remaining without food
for three nights, afraid to return to
the itnch, according to reports to
An argument was reported to have
begun over a truck owned by one of
the Mexicans, who was otld he could
not have it because * he had been
lined the value of the truck. His
remonstrations were met with blows.
tract is due and that it will prob-
ably be announced in a short time.
There is a rumor current among
oil men that there has been an
agreement entered into between the
Gulf Production company and the
Standard Oil company, the former
holding leases on the Lutcher snd
Moore Luumber company lands and
the latter on the 4 nd ust ria I Lumber
company Hnds, whereby the Gulf
Production company will be in
charge of operation on both tracts
of lands. However, there has been
no official announcement regarding
AUSTIN, Feb. 17.—Mrs. Watson of
Fort Worth, sister of George J. ■Has-
sell. under sentence to he electro-
cuted February 25 for murder of
his wife and step-children, was here
today end appealed to Governor
Moody to commute the death sen-
tence to life.
The governor has not announced
what will be his action on the appli-
One plane taking off struck an-
other 50 feet up and the two ma-,
The dead Ire Lt. Benedict A.
Coyle, anadian of Kelly Field: Ca-
det John W. Green, Chicago, and
Private Rudolph C. Bartel. Detroit
FIIZABETH, N. T . Feb 17 — To
the growing list of student suicides,
the name of Clark Kessler, 17-yenr-
old son of a local chemist, was Added
Kessler's body was found in a
church after police searched for the
youth all night. Beside the body
were three boxes containing parts
green, which Clark purchased at a
drug More after he left high school
where be was a junior, yesterday
inquiry revealed he had written a
note at noon and had given it to a
fellow student with Inntruetions tn
hand lr to his father, Frank D.
Kessler Contents of the note were
‘fonded by rising watrs
More than 50 blocks in the resi-
dent district in that section adjoin-
ing the flood control channel were
inundated and civic organizationa
und private volunteers worked 12
hours rescuing marooned families.
FORT WORTH, Feb 17 -Two av-
iators, Quincy Burnett. 29, snd Jas.
C. Coogina, J7. both of this city,
were killed when their plans crash-
ed at the ranch home of Winfeld
Scott, twenty-three miles southwest
Dynamite crews were
SHANGHAI. Feb 17 — Reports to.
day from Hangchow indicated that
the rout of the Shanghai defense
there had been complete, and it was
announced at the-U. R consulate that
the C s transport Chaumont had
been ordered to proceed to Shanghai
with 1,300 marines aboard.
Troops of Marshal Run Chuan
Fuang. defender of Shanghai, agninst
the advance of the Can for use from
I he south, tody were reported
streaming out of Hangchow.
h dee Aa
GENEVA, Feb. 17 --Demand that
ths British government withdraw
troope ordered to China has been
made here by the Chinese delega-
tion in a note to Becretary-General
Sir Eric Drummond, upon instruc-
tions from the foreign office at
Ths note delivered by the Chinene
envoy to the League of Nations, in-
stated the British government rescind
the order on the grounds that the
Chniese government is able to han-
dle the situation.
Moore Lumher company
WASHINGTON. Feb. 17— Pasnage
of the McNary-Haugen farm relief
bill waa indicated by the house to-
day when it rejected the Aswell sub-
bill. 144 to !«•
The vote showed the tirm bloe
had sufficient votes to semi the meas-
ure to the president in the form it
passed the senate. The Aswell bill
HOURTON. Feb 17—Seventy-five
bankers arrived today to attend a
district meeting f the Texas Bank-
ers ansociation, which convened at
10 a. m.
A special train brought the hank-
era to Houston for the meeting of
group No 1 of the association. The
group, composed of city bankers of
Texas and other states, handed by
W. A. Philpott, state secretary, will
attend each of the seven district
meetings of the T B. A. before end-
ing their two weeks tour.
Notable among the visitors in
Houston are Farris Cbmpbell, vice-
president of the National City bank.
probably will be destroyed, officials
The marines, 300 Mrong. had been
working feverishly all night, trying
to strengthen the dike. Their lives
were rm per lied and they were re-
Disasters throughout the district.
Including foods end snowslide near
Fresno, left at least 37 dead In ad-
dition to ten missing Chinese. Five
men were reported dying ns res-
< uers dug through the snow for bod-
les of eight of the thirteen victims of
an avalanche which crushed a con-
struction camp of the So Cal Edi-
son company in the high Sierras.
No trace had heen found today of
the ten Chinese truck farmers near
Aneportatlon taenities, ellmate,
rtS lands, diveraned industrial pos-
mbinities and touriat attractiona..
• • •
These are all natural resourees en-
joyed by Orange and Orange county.
Add to thin a choice water supply
Mnd we have a combination difficult
‘ere it not for the entertaining
.ties of certain captains of In
ry here, no one outside of r-
Le would ever know all this. Many
Wvisiting manufacturer, professional
and business man has enjoyed tHe
good hunting in Orange owned pre-
serves, the excellent flab l ng on , pie-
turesque bayou and lake, the sheer
joy of a bracing ride in pleasure
craft on the waters, and the glory
of a few rounds ot golf on the best
links in the sogph.
If it were not for this entertain-
ment. few would know that the city
of Orange is even in Texas, or that
it la located in the United States.
• • •
For long, wo have needed an ag-
gressive chamber of dommerce with
a platform to advertise the wonder-
ful natural resources to the world
at large. Let's tell the world.
All groups of Ornge county's so-
cial service workers will be repre-
sented At the meeting of the Jefer-
son-Orange county social service
council to he heb! In Port Arthur
Official representatives are Miss
Bess OMman and Miss Ruth Iam-
bertson at the Red Cross chapter.
Mins Alma Chapman at the camp
Fire Girls. Miss Georgia Chnpman at
the county home demonstration
clubs. Miss Gertie Chapman, church
service. G C Ellisr of the farm
clubs D. C Oners of the boy scout
staff and workers of the Sulvntion
Mins Bass Frisman, Red Cross
executive, will he one of the speak-
ers on- the promam which will fol-
low n dinner to be given at 6:30
• clock At the Plaza hotel, ana her
toplc will be "IToblems at Family
Foreman, Jr., gnin safety when their homes were
The statement was made that a
large number of show birds had al-
raedy been sent over to Reaumont
to be exhibited in the Southeast
Texas poultry show, today, tomorrow
nnd Nturday. Many expressed their
Intentions of visiting the show, es-
pecially on Sturday.
Mr and Mrs. Carl White, pub-
lishers of Port Ner hes, were present
and announeed that thev would con-
tinue publication of the Guir Coast
Poultry Seience, which had been
started hy another party a few weeks
■AN BENITO, Tex., Feb. 17—The
Ran Benito high school, closed while
differences of instructors were be-
ing patched, will open Monday, the
board announced today.
SILVERTON, Colo., Feb. 17
Ranger Oil company. Houston; four
nisters, Mrs William Kennedy and
Mrs. J. E. Oliver, of Polkrd, Ala.,
Mn. D. C. Avant, of Wilson. Mias.,
and "Mrs. Robert Fitzner, of Moss
Sherif Helton waa born and
reared at Polland, Ala. He located
in Lee county. Texas, when a young
man and served for neveral years as
a deputy sheriff under Sherim R parks
of that county. About twenty-fve
years ago he located in Grange
where he was in charge of the pat-
tern-making department tor the Or.
This new location is 400 feet,due
west of the gusher, which is in sec-
tion 31, of Calcasieu parish. The
gusher is also 209 feet north of an-
other well which encountered the
salt dome which had been accounted
for in the seismograph test made
some time ago.
» Much will depend upon the result
of the new location, which may serve
as an ideal guide to locate the yen
of the esit dome which has been
only partially defined by the previous
test entering the dome. OU men are
making every effort possible to de,
termine the directions of the dome in
order that they may trace the foun-
tain of wealth which is the oil pool
that has nearly always been found
in connection with the aalt domes.
The oil district is said to be alive
with oil field workers who have
been rushed to the scene to take
care of the emergency work in the
way of laying the pipeline from the
field to Toomey, which ia about four
and a half miles east of Omnge, to
connect with the Gulf Pipeline com-
pany’s main line that leads to the
Gulf Relining company plants in
the Sabine district.
Pipeline workers and others hare
already crowded the town of Vinton
until a place to lodge and eat has
become an item, according to re-
The pipeline men are at work on
both ends of the line which will
probably be ready to run within the
WASHIGTOX, Feb 17 - The
senate is expected to confirm; speed-
ily the nomination of Ezr Brain-
ard. Jr., lawyer und hanker of Mus-
kogee. Okla., to the I. C. C.
No opposition was apparent otday
to Brainard, named by President
Coolidge st rejection of Cyrus E.
Woods of Pennsylvania.
Mountains today, adding depth tn
the worst snow blockade In 20 years.
Slides were reported from TeHur-
Ido. Durango and Curay. blocking-
highways snd railroa tracks. Sil-
verton was virtually isolated by
gret drifts six to nine feet deep.
AUSTIN. Feb. IT.— Members
ot th. House ar. requested to
keep their heel, ott the new
mahogany table, in • resolu-
lion passed by the house to.
They are also instrueted not
to leave cigarette stubbs on
Representtive Graves, of
Stephensville, ojered the reso-
lution. He said he saw a mem-
ber with his heels on a new
, desk. The floor covering, he
" said, is already spotted with
Sherif J W. Helton, 54. died st
11:10 o’clock last night at the Fran- •
cee Ann Lutcher hospital, after an
Ilinens of a week or ten days. He
had undergone an operation for in-
Cs tinal trouble on Mondy aftercoon
and while physicians in charge had
hopes at times, his condition was
considered an being very grave since
Monday and but little rent hopes
were held out for his recovery.
Funeral services will be held at
the residence of the deceased three
miles east of town on the Orngeneld
highway at 3 o’clock tomorrow af-
ternoon. Religious services will be
conducted by Rev. E. T. Drake, pas-
tor of the First Presbyterian church,
after which Madison Lodge No. 126,
Ancient. Free td Accepted Masons
will take charge. Interment will be
i$ he given
Rnow continued to fall in the Rocky minor infraction of college rules.
AUSTN, Fob. 17.—Ry refusing to
engross, the senate today killed Sen-
ator Moore’s hill to repeal the free
school texthook law.
The roll mil showed a tie vote.
11 to .15. L. Governor Miller
broke the tie by voting against en-
■' * A
prompted Mia, Edith M Stewart, 21,
of Tuxedo Pork, to commit suleide
by swalline pdtmon.
Mim Stewart wan a senior *t
Elimra colligee. Recently she ob-
tained permission to leave the cam-
pus for o week-end so she could
visit a friend, but instead went to
Ithica where Cornell la alt tbit ed The
deception wan dimcovered and the
«lrl faced possible suspension Miss
Stewart brooded and obtained poi-
son from the ofTiee of a faculty
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