The Seminole Sentinel (Seminole, Tex.), Vol. 29, No. 32, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 10, 1935 Page: 1 of 8
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VOL 29 No 32
SEMINOLE, GAINES COUNTY, TEXAS. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1935.
$1.00 Per Year
Co. Agent’s Column
Old Age Pensioners
Warned Against Fakers
No less than nine major fac-
tors will have to be weighed by
Gaines County farmers before
they mark their ballots in the
nationwide corn hog referendum,
Saturday, October 26, according
to J. I. McCullough, president
of the county corn hog control
Not one of the nine points can
be slighted, he said, in reaching
a sound “Yes” or “No” decision
oq the referendum question:
Do you favor a corn hog adjust
ment program to follow the 1935
program which expires Novem-
ber 30, 1935?
First in the outlook is the
country's small livestock popu
lation. Unprecedented drought
which cut the corn crop and the
harvest of other feed grains al
most in half last year forced
farmers to strip their herds and
flocks down to the smallest num-
ber of grain consuming animals
on farms in 34 years. Further
more, the country's livestock
population will not have been
rebuilt to any great extent by
the beginning of 1936.
Second, although farmers have
15 per cent less livestock than
they had during the five year
period 1928 82, it is estimated
that at the close of this year’s
harvest, they will have enough
feed supplies for almost as many
animals as Che average during
The following abstract con-
cerns a rather grevious problem
that has come to the attention of
Mr. Orville S Carpentar, State
Auditor. No definite or specific
instances have been found as old
people naturally would not like it
be known that they fell for a
bogus proposition. Evidence is
in the form of several reports of
county officials warning citizens
that unscrupulous persons were
operating in their county All
quotations here are Mr. Carpen-
“It appears from newspaper
reports that unscrupulous per-
sons in several sections of the
State have been posing as Old
Walsh No. 1, Averitt
Started Drilling Thnrsday
Mrs. M. S. Doss Hostess
Rig builders finished the erec-
tion of the derrick the first of
this week on the location of
Walsh No. 1, Averitt, on the
Northeast quarter of Section No.
228, Block G., 2K miles -north-
west of Seminole.
This test is being started with
rotary tools, and the well was
spudded in about midnight
No doubt this test will be
watched with no little interest,
as its location has been consider-
ed to be in line with geographical
highs found by work done in this
territory, and royalty and lease
sales arc known to have been
among the highest in prices ob-
the five year period. The grain
supply per animal this winter is
therefore expected to be larger
than in any year since the World
War, except 1926.
Third, if there is no adjustment
program in 1936, farmers will be
likely to harvest more than 100
million acres of corn. They
harvested about 105K million
acres in 1932 and 1933, and a
recent government report indi
cates a 1935 harvest of nearly 94
million acres. Acreage this year
was held down to 94 million only
because corn hog contract sign
ers retired about 11K million
acres. With average yields an
uncontrolled acreage of corn next
year would mean a production of
more than 2K billion bushels.
Since it is doubtful that the
number of grain consuming
animals will be increased enough
in 1936 to bring the grain supply
per animal back to normal,, the
amount of feed per head would
cmtinue high during the 1936-37
Fourth, with a large supply of
corn and too few animals to
utilize it, the trend of prices of
corn during the coming year is
expected to be downward. With
uncontrolled production next
year, the farm price received for
the 1936 crop may be expected
to average much less than the
price received for this year’s
Fifth, it is possible for the hog
population to increase rapidly
during the next two or three
years. Furthermore, farmers
would be forced to resort to this
means of utilizing their feed
supplies if production were un
controlled. With unlimited far
rowings in 1936, a total pig crop
25 to 30 per cent larger than the
1935 crop may be expected.
This would lead to a similar in
crease in 1937, causing 1937 far-
rowings to total from 50 to 70
Harry Adams, of Midland, has
the drilling contract, which calls
for 5000 feet.
Transfers Made During
Past Few Days
Age Pension agents and have j tained in this vicinity,
been attempting to collect fees
for assisting in securing pensions
for old people ”
“The people of this State are
warned against paying money to
anyone who offers to help them
secure an Old Age Pension or to
put their name on the rolls or do
anything else in this connection
“Numerous requests are re
ceived daily by the Office of the
State Auditor. These letters
come from all parts of the State
from persons interested in Old
Age Pensions. These people
ask for application blanks and
for the names of the proper per
(Taken from records in County
Clerk’s office, Gaines County
P. A. Burnett toE. H. Burnett
dated December 6, 1934, convey
ing NEK of Sec. 316, block G.
D. Buckley to William
applications should be made for . . . ~ ~
It is suggested that the peo
pie watch the newspapers for
facts on pension procedure and
wait until the proper agency has
been designated to which appli
cations may be made. They
should remember that at this
time no one is authorized to re
ceive applications for Old Age
“The Legislature is now work
ing on the problem of enacting
legislation to carry out the pro
visions of the Old Age Pension
amendment, but at this time no
interest in Sec. 2 and WK and
8EK of Sec. 3, block A 25.
B. D. Buckley to Henry C.
Lawrence, dated SeDtember 27,
1935, conveying an undivided
2-1120th interest in Sec. 2 and
WK and SEK of Sec. 2 block
W. T. Phillips, et ux, to Donald
Winston, dated September 10
1935, conveying an undivided Yi
interest in WK of Sec 3, block
Scharbauer Cattle Co toE. C.
Kolp, dated September 6, 1935,
conveying all interest in WK of
Seminole School Notes
Mrs. M. S. Doss opened her
lovely ranch home, 14 miles
southwest of town, Saturday
afternoon from 2 to 6 o'clock
when she entertained for the
Business Girls of Seminole.
Mrs. W. A. Cox was joint hostess
at this beautifully planned affair.
An attractive color motif of
gold and silver was nsed through
out all the party appointments,
gorgeous vases of cut golden
rods and marigolds enhanced
the beauty of the reception rooms
where tables were arranged for
the new and engrossing game of
Stock Market.” When scores
were added, Mrs. Fay Alger
received the high award, Miss
Freida Parker, second, while the
consolation went to Miss Elder.
At the close of the game a
tempting refreshment plate,
which daintily carried out the
color note, was Berved. Unique
little “Pots of Silver” were given
as guest favors.
Honorees present were Misses
Lora Brown, Nuel Mitchell,
Bernice Doss, Mattie Sue Elder,
Frieda Parker. Seminole school
teachers who enjoyed this gala
affair with the honorees were
Misses Robertson, Howell, Bird
well, Barton, Lottie Brown,
Campbell, Middleton, Whitehead,
Mrs. Faye Alger, County Home
Demonstration Agent, Miss
Velma Anderson. Mrs. Dick
]£ther1<fge and Miss Beth Doss
of Childress. ; < ‘ -r»
Ths fourth grade will enter
tain with a progrm next Friday
afternoon beginning at 8:30
o’clock. Parents and friends
are cordially invited to attend
this program as well as others
that will be given throughout the
The faculty play will be staged
Friday night, Oct. 25. The name
of the play is “The Gang’s All
Here. ” It is a farce comedy and
is full of laughs. The setting is
in Florence where an advertising
men’s convention is in progress,
when the wives and sweethearts
appear and start a convention of
their own. It is full of fun and
has a couple of darkies in it that
will cause lots of merriment.
Admission will be twenty five
cents for adults and fifteen cents
for school children.
Honors Young Friends Oh 1
HtDenamend, dud hi Dins urn© no , ^ block A22
legislation has been enacted and | E ^ Kolp tQ Donald Win8ton(
there is, therefore, at PresentI dated September7| 1935, convey-
no agency to whom applications inf? an undivided Kth interest in
may be made.” —
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Knight
Entertains With Fish Fry
(continued on pags 8)
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Knight,
who live 12 miles south of Semi-
nole, were host and hostess to
approximately 37 guests on Fri-
day evening of last week. The
occasion being in honor of the
Gaines County Fair officials and
As the guests arrived about
dusk, they were greeted by this
hospitable couple who possess a
cordiality which is individual and
symbolic of the true western
spirit. The feature of the enter
tainment was a bountiful picnic
supper served cafeteria style,
the menu consisting of piping
hot fish and fried chicken, which
had been cooked in a huge, black
iron kettle over an open camp
fire. Salads and relishes with
coffee and cake completed this
tempting banquet. All of these
delectable viands had been raised
on the Kuignt farm.
An hour of social conversation
was enjoyed, with the party
grouped around the camp fire.
In the “Artist’s Contest” Supt.
Dewey Davis was unanimously
selected as winner.
Cheery good nights were ex
WK of Sec. 6, block A22.
S. C. Newbern to F. A. An
drews, dated September 21, 1935,
conveying an undivided K inter
est in NK of Sec. 11, block A24.
G. H. Blankenship to R. C.
Quiett, dated July 20, 1935, con
veying an undivided % interest
in KH of Sec. 267, block G.
F. G. Langbein to Milton C.
Ham, dated September 30, 1935,
conveying an undivided 10 200th
interest in NK and NK of SEK
of Sec. 160, block G.
OIL AND GAS LEASES
Mrs. Edith Johnson to Rowan
& Nichols Oil Co., dated August
8, 1935, conveying Sec. 6, block
H. __ '
Frank Kuykendall left the lat-
ter part of last week for his land
holdings near Springerville,
Ariz , to be away about ten days.
Mrs. S. J. Averitt returned
home Sunday, from an extended
visit with her son, Elbert, and
family, in El Paso.
changed with a feeling of grate
ful appreciation for the generous
hospitality and the bonds of
friendship which had been drawn
a wee bit closer.
Little Miss Margaret Ann
Boyd was the honoree at a lovely
child’s party on Saturday after
noon, when her mother, Mrs
Annie Boyd, entertained for her
daughter’s sixth birthday anni
The spacious lawn at the home
of Mrs. W, B. Austin, was filled
with happy, merrymaking young-
sters who were the little school
mates of Margaret Ann.
Many games were enjoyed and
at the refreshment hour the
beautiful birthday cake was cut
and served with punch.
Mrs. L. B. Elam and son, Lee,
returned home Thursday from
Plainview, where they visited re
latives. The Elams who live in
Roseville, Calif., are former resi-
dents of Seminole and are here
for an extended visit in various
parts of this section of Texas.
Mr. Vance Apple, special agent
for Floyd West & Company, of
Dallas, spent Monday in the
office of their new agent in Semi
nole, Mrs. Lois Cobb Besancon.
Mrs. Besacon is officing with A
A. Kinney, and is writing all
kinds of insurance.
Mrs. S. C. Doss and daughter,
Miss Beth, accompanied by Mrs.
W. M. Cox, left Wednesday
morning for a visit with Mrs.
Gene Wilson at Austin. Mrs.
Wilson will be remembered by
8eminole friends as Miss Cleo
Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Self and
daughter, of Wink, arrived
Wednesday morning and visited
in the home of Mr. and Mrs. C-
U. Singleton. The former is a
brother of Mrs. Singleton.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Anderson
The school plans to put on a
carnival Hallowe’en night in the
gymnsaium for the purpose of
raising funds for playground
equipment and athletic equip
ment. There will be booths of
different kinds, doll racks, for-
tune tellers and perhaps a free
boxing match. One of the most
fun provoking things will be
guessing weight, by a local
citizen who is a past master at
fore telling coming events.
Five dollars will be giVeri'away
to the person whose number is
drawn. '>•> i • >; , .
The F. F. A, boys* had theit
initiation ceremony Wednesday
night. About fifteen boys were
initiated as greenhands. Several
of the fathers were present and
after the initiation the boys gave
a short program which was en
joyed by the visitors. It is the
plan now to give a program each
Wednesday night for a few
weeks. We cordially invite the
public to attend these programs.
The program next Wednesday
night will be on wind erosion.
Cochran County Has
Five Oil Tests Going
The oil boom going on now in
Cochran county is having its
effect in stimulation of much
building at Morton the county
seat, several new buildings hav
ing recently been constructed
and more now in progress of
erection. The second newspaper,
moving from Amherst, is destin-
ed to open there within the com-
ing two weeks.
Five oil test wells are now
spudded in and are drilling in
that county, all being located
south and west of Morton. Pre
vious oil tests made in that area
a few years ago gave strong In
dications of a flow at about 3,000
Singing At Fairvilw
Sunday, October 13th
spent the past week end in Post
Everyone has a most cordial
invitation to attend the singing
at Fairview school house next
Sunday, October 13th, at three
o’clock. Singers from Big
Spring and other points will be
present on this occasion. Come
and bring your song books.
Miss Anna Beth Curry left
Wednesday evening for Animos,
New Mexico, where she Wjtll visit
her father’s brother, Jphn D.
Curry, and family. She fexDects
to be away ten days
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Stone, Harry N. The Seminole Sentinel (Seminole, Tex.), Vol. 29, No. 32, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 10, 1935, newspaper, October 10, 1935; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth518765/m1/1/: accessed April 24, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Gaines County Library.