Corsicana Democrat and Truth (Corsicana, Tex.), Vol. 39, No. 28, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 9, 1925 Page: 1 of 8
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CORS!CANAwTBXAS, JULY 9, 1925
Groceries and Meat
THIS STORE OFFERS THE GREATEST INDUCEMENTS FOR
YOUR TRADE BECAUSE OF THE GREAT VARIETY TO CHOOSE
FROM, AND HERE YOU WAIT ON YOUR SELF, AND HECAUHK
OF THE LARGE DAILY SALES WHICH KEEPS OUR STOCK
FRESH AT ALL TIMES, DAY IN AND DAY OUT.
DON'T FAIL TO VISIT OUR MARKET FOR YOUR MEATS. OUR COLD STORAGE SYS.
TEM KEEPS OUR MEATS SWEAT AND FRESH AT ALL TIMES AND ("HOICK CUTS ARE
READY FOR YOU AT ALL HOURS OF THE DAY. OOME IN To 8KB FOR YOUR SELF.
WHEN IN TO\\'N TRY OUR DELICATESSEN DEPARTMENT FOR YOUR DINNER OR
OTHER MEATS, READY COOKED MEATS AND EATS OF ALL KINDS.
OUR PRICES ARE RIGHT.
Estes Sell-Serving Grocery and Marke
CORNER COLLIN AND 11XH STR RETS—NORTH OF POSTOFFICE
Tapping the Reservoir
and Its Effects
Gas wells are peculiar things. They vary so much
that they might well be called unreliable. So far
as men know, natural gas is held in pockets under
some sort of impervious rock formation that has
kept it imprisoned. These pockets are not caves,
but are layers of porous rock, called "sand" in the
language of the gas men.
Here the gas is held under pressure. This pres-
sure may come from the weight of the formations
above, or it may be caused by a supply of water—
frequently salt—that surges against the gas. Some-
times this pressure is enormous. It has been known
to reach about 1,800 pounds to the square inch.
When this is found, the drill that enters the forma-
tion may shoot out of the top of the well.
That initial pressure does not remain for long.
As the gas is drawn off the pressure decreases, until
eventually it is so low as to fail to be usable. That
may occur in a few weeks, or it may take as long
as three yeiars, with a constantly diminishing flow.
The very uncertainty of when the flow will stop,
coupled with the certainty that some time it will
stop, requires the producing gas companies to main-
tain a great reserve—to have connected many more
wells than are ordinarily used.
What is true about wells is frequently true about
groups of wells, commonly known a3 pools. When
one well taps one of these pools, the supply of gas
begins to diminish. A number of wells in the same
pool, frequently owned by different interests, hastens
the time when the gas will be gone—perhaps with
Against such contingencies your gas company
spends million# every year to protect you*
LONE SWGAS CO.
KILLED IN AUTO COLLISO.V
BUY THAT NEXT SUIT OP ME.
PRESSING A SPECIALTY
West Colin Street, Corsk'una, Tcv.
Crockeryware, Carpets, Ruga, Lin-
eoleums. We will save you 25
per cen, on your purchases. A
trial will convince jjoii. I. JAFFK,
FURNITURE. 114 East 5th Ave-
For Dental Gold,
Diamonds, megneto points, false teeth
Jewelry, any valuables. Mall to-
day. Cash by reutrn mall.
Hoke S. * R. Co., Otsego. Mich.
, Dr. I. N. Suttle
Conault&tJon by Appointment
Residence phone 121
Office over Griffin-Harper Drug Co,
Operate* at P. A 8. Hospital
W. Clarence Story, aged 20 years
was almost instantly killed in an
auto collision at the the bridge
which crosses a small ravine South
of the Corsicana brick yard on the
Angus road Tuesday evening.
Story was coming to town, driving
a truck loaded with drill stem and
coming down the steep hill must
have been unable to stop his truck
and he met a Ford touring car
Just as he entered upon the bridge,
the Ford touring car having raced
down the hill from the North was
probably trying to clear the bridge
when the two cars met. The Ford
touring car rode the front wheel
of the truck and settled down
with wheels between wheels.
1 he impact of the collision caus-
de the drill stem to drive forward
and crushed in the protecting board,
catching Story between it and the
steering wheel which so Injured
him that he died before reaching
The man who occupied the Ford
was not injured.
Story was unmarried and lived
at Dallas. His parents lived at
Irving,. Dallas County, and his
father arrived here a few hours
after the death of his son and ship-
ped the remains to Irving Wednes-
day morning for burrlal.
MHKINEKS TRYING TO
RESTORE CHILD'S EYESIGHT.
There came to the notice of the
Shrlners of Navarro County re-
cently, the sad case of a little
boy who resides in the oil fields
at Mildred and is blind. He lost
the sight of his eyes by concetrated
lye in them when very young.
The child now being five years
old. He is the son of a por wo-
man and the shriners at once be-
came intereted in the case and
set about to give aid and comfort,
which is their every aim in life.
The • accident happened to the
child when its mother In daily
toil was washing clothing.
Jake Hudson took up the case,
when brought to his attention as
I president of the local Shrine Lodge
| wtih the local Shrine membership
J and they subscribed sufficient funds
■ to give,the little fellow a chance in
jlife. A final effort will be made
| lo restore his eyesight.
( Funds sufficient to pay the sur-
i neons and carry the little boy
I through the hospital and give him
I every attention needed.
| SALE LA DIES WANTED
FROM POVERTY TO .
WEALTH AXI> AFLUENCE
IS RECORD OF THESE MEN.'
The story of oil operations is
one at successes and failures. i
The Navarro County fields have
been no exception in this respect.
Many have come into this field
with their clothes and notihng but
the moon and sun as their guiding
lights, and have rode steadily the
nag of dame fortune to success. '
Among them is Jake Hudson, of
Corsicana, who arlrved in the City
unheralded and unknown to the
denizens who came before him. Some
one asked him one day what he
started in the oil business with and I
he replied. "Nothing but gall and
Today this young man is rated In
the big figures In Dunn and Brade-
street and he la now playing the
loll game and banking and the
Shrlners. Wherever the Shr'ners
are known, Jake ranks first among
them, and the boys who we always
being thrown by the old pay oil
na.g can pick up a meal from Jake
and solid advice and aid any day
if he is deserving. Jake Hudson
hasn't forgotten how to hustle yet.
He is still at it. but he finds time
for his friends and time to play.
John Hooser is another one of
the favored sons of the oil game
andthe old oil nag has pitched
him all over the oil fields
of Texas, but who found her Jad-
ed and rode her through to suc-
cess in the Navarro field, the big-
gest In the world and the field that
left less sorrow in its wake than
any field in history. He writes his
fortune way up in the figures of
commerce. Hewas born In Navarro
County and is a citizen and banker
of Dallas. After many years he
won his spurs and has kept them.
'He Is now 'known as one of the
big Itiiiepennerit Producers, and has
I purchased 84 acres In the Corbet J
iarea and will drill for oil there.
This section has, recently shown con^
siderable signs of oil and consider-
able gas showing having been struck
in a well adjoiin^ the lease pur-
chased by Mr. Hooser.
Garland Kent, a tenant farmer In
1920 bought a lease from his neigh-
bor Kaz Fleming, giving his note
for the purchase money, $1000, and
the Humble Oil Company sank the
'well on the lease that opened all
that vast (territory, and the tenant
farmer In 1922 budded into a full
fledged millionaire over night with
the coming of oil and leased lands
adjoining him and started to sink-
'ing wells on his own hook.
j At one time Kent had twenty
I wells drilling day and night and
'finally he had more oil than he
could dispose of, hut this tenant
1 farmer who had become an oil
king was not not to be outdone. He
piped his oil to loading racks at
| Angus station and shipped his oil
'over the State and escaped the
clamp that would ruin him. Today
Mr. Kent, owns and operates a re-
finery and Is a director nnd part
owner of a bank here In Coriscana,
and one would not suspect that
they were in the presence of a mil-
lionaire, who has made bis money
in less than three years and is still
going stron.s nnd has the same old
.ways that have always characterized
him, except that lie Is u busier man
than in the former years of his
Popular Price Studio
104 1-2 South He*.ton Street
MRS. WYNE KENNER
1)IE8 AT HER HOME HERE
Mrs. Lucinda Higgs Kenner died
at her home on West Third Avenue
e^rly Friday morning. She was the
wife of the late Wynne M. Kenner,
former tax collector of Navarro
The funeral took place from the
family home Sunday afternoon.,
Rev. Illon T. Jones of the Third
Avenue Presbyterian Church con-
ducting the services.
Mrs. Kenner was a pioneer set-
tler of Navarro County, the Riggs
family settling here in 1845,
The funeral was largely attended
and the floral offering was large
Powell Is to build a new school
building, the plans and specifica-
tions having alteady been made.
The plans are now being figured
by the contractors. The building
is to be of brick.
fio Brakb or
WANTED—To trade city property
for a small farm along some of
the proposed highways not too far
out. Write box 405, Corslcsna,
| In Corsicana and every town In
Texas to sell onr< Ready Made
i Dresses direct froin the Manufafc-
| turer to the Wearer. Address W.
0. noyd, Southern Sales Manager,
523o Hunter Ave., Cincinnati,
Ohio. (Norwood Station.)
i CERTIFICATE'MEN TO UNDERGO
EXAMINATION JULY 22-2:1.
An examination of Certificate men
will be held in the Masonic Lodge
here on July 22-211, the examina-
tion lining conducted by M. C.
'Vaughn of Hillsbobfo on behalf of
the Committees of the Grand l.odge
\ of Texas.
It is staed that there will appear
foi examination about twelve others
from adjoining Counties.
All Certilcate men are invited to
i be present at tno examination.
The rains over Texas-are great-
ly benefiting nnd are becoming
more sufficient every day.
i Two nn;ro women fought at the
j corner of Collin Street and Thir-
teenth Street Wednesday morning
.j early and one of teh negreses ssed
i a knife on her antar.ionftt. cutttlng
(her, but not esrlously Injuring her.
Both of the women escaped the vlg-
llence of the police
THE STRAW SHOW
The Squeeze goes
Said Betty Squeeze to Billy
"Give up, give up, now won't
That Orange Squeeze is partly
"All right," said Billy, "but
isn't it finer*
MOTHERS: AI way i
Keep a Cast ofOraagt
Squeeze on hand far
Bottled by Lone Star Bottling Works
213-215 Kii.-t Second Avenue
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