The Mexia Weekly Herald (Mexia, Tex.), Vol. 29, No. 33, Ed. 1 Friday, September 2, 1927 Page: 3 of 4
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17TT5 MEXIA WEEKLY HER ALT? * *■ *■',$
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TO STOP WORK
Discuss Curtail m e n t
but No. Agreement
AND 11625 F. 0. B. FACTORY
Mexia Motor CarCo. Inc.
Don't Throw That
f Get twice the wear out of
shoes by having them repair-
ed. We can repair them right.
D. Prickett Shoe
Across from Post Office
'""ffil .TC a*
Suits Cleaned and Pressed. .$1.00 3
Suits Pressed 50c g
Bring that suit to us. We will fix it up in tip-top is
CUNNINGHAM'S TAILOR SHOP I
Next Door to Farmers State Bank
g J Dm.
Brown & Chriatoffer
Surgery • Medicine
O. T. Christoffer, M. 1).
Marion M. Brown. M D.
205 to 208 r.\ty Nnt'l B nk Bldg.
| Moxi.i Texan
Harry A. Porter
Office and Res Phone 207
619 E. COMMRRCE ST.
Has reduced prices on many items of Hardware
and Harness Special prices on Farm Wagons and Re-
frigerators. Also Collars, Bridles, Lines and Breech-
ing. A good assortment of Wagon Harness to select
from. Wagon Sheets.. Cotton Scales, Cotton Pickers
Sacks an Knee Pads. A good assortment of Gun3 ard
Ammunition Ladies Hand Leather Gloves.
2%-m. Leudirighaus Running Gear Wagon
with Bois d' Arc Felloes $125.00
2%-in. Leudinghaus Wagon with Bed
Bois d Arc Felloes $160.00
2%-in. Springfield Wagon Running Gear
only with long Bois d' arc Felices $135.00
2,Vt).in. Ozark Wagon Running Gear
Short Bois d' Arc Felloes $120.00
3-in Weber and Damme Wagon Running Gear...,$115.00
3',4-in. Webe' & Damme Wagon Running Gear $120.00
3-in. Weber and Damme Wagon with Bed
and Seat $145.00
Come in and Figure with Mc on the Above Merchandise
■IIIIIWIII III Ml II IBBI ■!
Trinity Test Make?
Clear Oil Heads
with No Water
Operations in the vicinity of the
Roiter and Lewis-Moutray Oil
Company's Ward No. 1, discovery
well at Cedar Creek, are progress-
ing steadily with standardization
of the well completed Tuesday.
The Itycade derrick will be com-
pleted Wednesday and the Trans
continental will spud in Friday
The derrick of the J. K. Hugheu
Developing Company was complet-
ed Tuesday and the Reiter and
Lewis-Moutray No. 2, has the der
rick complete and is setting up.
The discovery well is making
165 barrels a day wityi no chrngo
in oil or gas production. Other
operators who have made locations
are awaiting the outcome of deep-
ening the Ward No. i with stan-
dard tools. The hole is now three
feet in the sand.
Operations at the well are being
watched with interest by member 3
of the oil fraternity in all parti
of the southwest and many opera-
tors have visited, the well In th*
past few days.
The E. L. Smith Company's
Trinity deep test made a head
Tuesday morning and is, also, be
ing watched with Interest by visit-
ing operators. The well is free
from water and is making oil
by heads. No water has been
evidenced in the flow for the pa:.c
Operators in the various Mexia
fields me£ Monday to discuss a
slackening of operations until thj
price of crude is better but com
pleted the meeting without havin;
accomplished anything definite.
One of the larger companies, it is
said, objected to a suspension of
BE HERE FOR
Teachers of County to
Meet October 6-7 in
GROESBECK, Aug. 30 (Sp.).-
R. L. Marquis, president of North-
west Texas Teachers College, Den-
ton, will be the principal speaker
at a two-day teachers institute ia
Groesbeck October 6 and 7, accord-
ing to an announcement by Mrt.
Cora Ferguson, school superinten-
Teachers are required to attend
for the two days and the remain -
ing required three days will be
made up during the school year,
with pay allowance for teachers
at all five days.
Dr. C. P. McKenzie
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
It ?b. Phone 114; Olfrir 305
Office in Kemp Bldg
JAMES M STUCK! M D.
Physician and Surgeon
Hull* r nnrt • Whit. Iltilf.
Kmldenrr Phone 225-J Offle* §!J I
and Save the
Thoy are valuable for
White Rotary Sew-
ing Machines. We
have machines priced }
from $50 up. John El.
Cor ley Company, 207 '
JSast Commerce St.
JOHN R. (X)lvLEY COMPANY
Phone; Day i); Night 25 and 85
McCork'e to Introduce
Mayfield at Big
Mexia's allotted quota for
the Trinity River Bridge forma
opening and celebration to be helo
at the bridge Friday with Gover-
nor Dan Moody, Senator Earle B.
Mayfield and 'other prominent of
finals present, has been raised
and a large delegation of Mexiu
citizens is expected to attend the
exercises, W. W. Barnett, chair-
man of the arrangements in Mexm
The bridge is an important link
in the highway from Mexia easJ
and will open to Mexia and sur-
rounding territory a large section
of East Te.\a3 almost inaccessible
heretofore, especially in bad wea-
ther. The highway has been grad*
ed and is being placed in good
condition and will be one of the
most important arteries into East
Texas before next summer.
Mexia city officials and Cham-!
ber of Commerce officials have |
been asked to take part in the for- j
mal opening of the bridge to traf -
Sam McCorkle, district attorney
of Limestone and Freestone coun-1
ties, hns been selected to introduce
Senator Earl B. Mayfield, one oZ
the principal speakers of the oc-
Will Reduce Damage
in 1928 by Fire
During the past several b asons,
so far as weather conditions have
allowed, the farmers of many
parts of the Coastal area of Texas
have applied themselves to 1*11
clean-up measures, advises R. R.
Reppert, Entomologist, Extension
Service, Texas A. & M. College.
The main object of this has been
to reduce damage to cotton the
following season by various insect
pests, especially the boll weevil.
The practice is based upon cer-
tain factB connected with the in-
sect. Infestation in the spring
arises from the numbers of the
weevil that successfully pass the
winter hidden away in various
protected places. The weevils seeK
these peaces about the time oil
the first killing frost and be-
cause they are aormant during cne
winter months do not require food.
previous to the first killing
frost, however, being active, they
must feed continuously. Green
cotton furnishes tneir only food
and where this is not available
up to tho time of frost ihu insect
either starves or is forced into its
whiter quarters in such a weak-
ened condition as to be unabls to
survive until spring in any con-
Farmers in the section men-
tioned have learned lo apply this
principle and a3 soon as cotton
is gathered in the fall their con-
cern is lo destroy the growth so
as to leave no food for the pest
It has been fairly well demon-
strated in that section that whore
this clean-up can be applied gen-
erally over a wido area that the-
community suffers a minimum of
damage by tiie weevil the follow-
It will be well lor the farmers
throughuot the weevil infested
area of Texas to consider the same
means of control and a? soon as
the cotton is gathered to destroy
the cotton growth. Agricultural
advisers do not wish to be under-
stood as advising the burning of
cotton stalks on the field, although
from certain standpoints this may
appear the only solution of the
grower's problems. From the
standpoint of weevil control it is
sufficient merely to destroy the
growth; from this standpoint alone
also it would perhaps be the be^t
to plow under the green cotton
stalks deeply. However, through-
out a great part of our cotton
growing area another difficulty
arises; namely, the attacks of the
disease, cotton root rot. Green
cotton stalks plowed under retain
life for a considerable period and
hence furnish a medium upon
which the root rot fungus may
survive the winter to attack the
succeeding crop. Where cotton
root rot is a factor in production,
therefore, it will be advisable for
the farmors to up-root the stalks,
thus exposing them to complete
drying. At'ter they have become
completely dried and life is extinct
they may be plowed under.
While the foregoing paragraphs
apply to the control of the boll
weevil by clean-up measures the
same methods can be effectively
applied against some other cot-
ton pests as well as many insects
affecting other crops. In general,
and where no disadvantages at-
tach from other considerations, it
is always a gooff practice from
the standpo..it of insect control to
dispose of crop residue in some
manner, preferably by turning un-
der as soon as the crop has been
in many sections the cotton crop
has been almost gathered and in
some sections picking is complete.
Communities can follow no better
farming practice at this time than
to organze and systematically car-
ry out clean-up measures so as
to leave no growing cotton at the
time i'iOsts are to be expected.
CLEAN-UP OF COTTON BRINGS
OYER 22 CENTS
IN INSECT WAR ^ M£X,A AR£A
Receipts Pile Up as I
Cotton Opening at
Groesbeck Over 1000,
Kosse, Coolidge and
With a good cotton crop in pros-
pect and prices advancing steadi-
ly, Limestone and Freestone coun-
ty farmers are optimistic in the
extreme and their optimism ia be-
ing reflected in the business of lo-
cal merchants. Cotton was selling
for bettei than 22 cents a pound
Saturday the market having ad-
vanced $2.50 a bale before clos-
Although the bulk of the crop
has not begun tc come in, Groes-
beck reported 1,000 bales received
to date; Kosse 900; Mexia 888,
and Coolidge 051. Most of these
| towns reported theii first bale a
[few short weeks ago and are not
anticipating the peak of the mark-
et season until next month. Gins
in the two counties have been
kept busy during the past two
weeks and the loads of white
fleece are being received in in-
| creating numbers daily. Hands
arid pickers are teported plenti-
ful although there it- need foi
more in some suctions.
Warehouse facilities are report-
ed adequate in the larger centers
and many of the smaller com-
munities are beginning to send
their product to these places for
storage. Buyers report active busi-
ness during the pst few weeks.
Groesbeck Man Owner
of Ross Avenue
Home Burn Jd
Beautiful low smart lines!
Those are some of the fea-
tures of the new Ford car.
You'll know it's a truly mod-
ern car the minute you see
Welch Motor Company
A'JTHOHIZED DEA' *RS
Lincoln cft07*cl Fordsorv
CANS • TRUCKS-TRACl OPS
About 1 o'clock Saturday morn-
ing fire destroyed the old Parker j
two-story homo on North Ross |
avenue, and the house and con- j
tents were a total loss.
The house was owned by A. K. I
Barron of Grocsbeck and was I
occupied by E. R. Pierce and fami- j
ly as a home. Mr. Pierce and •
his family were away at the timc; j
picking cotton, and the origin of j
the fire is not known. It burned j
rapidly and was nearly gone be-1
fore the fire boys arrived, in I
time to prevent a spread of the:
flames to ether property.
The house was insured for $4,- i
000, and the furniture for §1500 ;
which would be about two-third:-'
See me before you buy.
ARCHER'S CASH GROCERY
Temple—Contract has teen let
for construction of a $126,009 five
story hotel to be erected here.
Take without Fear as Tcid
in "Bayer" Package
Unless you seethe "BayerCross"
on package or on tablets you are
not getting the genuine Aspirin
proved safe by millions apd pre-
scribed by physicians over twenty-
five years for
Choose? his bank with tho ut-
most care, considering not so
much the length of its service to
the public as the record estab-
lished during its lifetime. We
present to the public a record of
unfailing service, of sane bank-
ing One unvarying policy of
conservatism has guided us since
THE CITY NATIONAL BANK
Member Federal Reserve System
Each unbroken "Bayer" package
contains proven directions. Hand:
boxes of twelve tablets -ost fev.
cents. Druggists also sell bottle.-
of 24 and 100. (Adv.)
San Angelo—Th9 San Atigelo
school board has plans for a
$250,000 Junior lligh School.
A LIVING ON THE FARM
When the farmer can alt down to a table abundantly
supplied with home-grown fruits and vegetables; milk
and butter from his own cows; meat trom his own hogs
and eggs from his own flock, then he may well say in
all content, "THIS IS LIVING."
it is the aim and ambition of this bank to help every
farm customer so that he may enjoy the independence
and contentment of an assured living at home, with
year-round profits all along the way.
Please beai in mind, that Intensive Farming, and a
living at home, is the beet possible basis for credit ac-
FARMERS STATE 2ANK
BIG STOCK OF
We carry at all times a big stock of tools and farming
implements. Glad to serve you in way of repair for old
We maintain the lowest market prices on Barb Wire,
Nails and Fencing of all kinds.
CALL ON US FOR ANYTHING IN HARDWARE.
Dollarhide-Stephens Hardware Co.
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Houx, N. P. The Mexia Weekly Herald (Mexia, Tex.), Vol. 29, No. 33, Ed. 1 Friday, September 2, 1927, newspaper, September 2, 1927; Mexia, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth299269/m1/3/: accessed February 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Gibbs Memorial Library.