The Denison Press (Denison, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 48, Ed. 1 Friday, May 19, 1944 Page: 4 of 7
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THE DENISON PRESS
FRIDAY, MAY 19, 1944
Katy Payroll In
’43 Totaled Sum
Katy payrolls for the year
943 amoved to the huge
if $8 3,7 06 (f7 9, or more tha
Deep Test Well
Will Be Drilled
East of Colbert
A Beconul Bryan county wildcat
- .1 test appeared to
Idiate prospect with
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1943 amoved to the huge sum Ml test appeared to be an imme-
an4il£ I prospect with the heat
total operating revenues ofTe"« on the Gulf Oil company
compa°n7in 1940, and ^ aver- block east of Colbert which was
age number of employes on the
jnonlthly payrolls was 14,434, or
approximately twice the number
assembled for the oil company by
Durant men two years ago.
Seismograph crdwfc are now
in "To"" Payrolls, as shiwn by j making tests which will deter-
figures recently released by mine a location to be made by
Matthew S Sloan, chairman of,Atlantic Refining company, which
the board and president. Other with Gulf and another major
hope sums (were spent for ma-j company, will drill a depp test in
terials and supply connected the block.
The new development came as
somewhat a surprise since Atlan.
tie has just completed assembling
a lurg(a lease block across 12 sec-
totalingj tions north of the Gulf block,
land it was assumed that the first
with tJhe system-wide improve-
ment program, the tdtal expendi-
tures for maintenance of way
and structures and the mainte
nanqe of equipment
$28 684 747. I
All Katy communities bene- test would be made in the Atlan-
fitted to some extent from these
expenditures but the chief hepe-
fiaries naturally were the cities
where the railroad’s 4hops are
located and the revision points
Some lease play and heavy
buying of close in royalty have
be>an underway in the Gulf block
the last few days. with prices
Registration at NTSC June 1
Djenton, Texas. — Summer
STEAKS AT INSURANCE MEET
School registration will j>e held
at North Texas State on Thurs-
day, June 1, with classwork get-
ting underway June 2.
Classes will be in session for
an hour and a half five days a
week with no school scheduled
vhe State average of $04.30,
which—by the way—was an in-
crease of $2.88 over the preced-
ing year. The oil ndustry also ■
aided in retiring outstanding'®
bonds in the school district, and
in one instance, oil’s part of the
cost was slightly over $01 per
through Which other important fer mineral ranging from $215 an
■» l ..... nsimir +• Vi n nt'n-
disbursement!? conhected with
the operation of the company are
made. Shop operations were con-
tinuous and employment 'was at
"Replacement of locomotives
acre well away from the pro-
jected test tO| as high as $190 an
acre close in.
The present Gulf block com-
prises leases in sections 15, 16,
17, 20, 21 and 22 in township 8
••uepiaceimem- ^ ......... ’
and cars with new equipment is south, range 8 east, but is be-
veryj difficult when not impossi-
ble,’ said President Sloan, in com-
menting on the company’s ex-
tensive rehabilitation program,
‘‘so we have followed the plan
of rebuilding and Repairing our
equipment, each locomotive, car
or other piece of equipment,
when it emerges from the shop,
being the same as new.”
Total expenditures by the county, field.
Katy during 1943 at its loeomo-
ing somewhat enlarged.
Frospects today were that Mag-
nolia Petroleum company would
be ready to start its Durant wild-
cat test, recently located, in a
Veek or ten days. The test is to
be drilled by Olson Drilling
MA AND PA BATSON CELE-
BRATE 64TH ANNIVERSARY
AFTER 64 YEARS of married
life, Ma Baltson Iwrittos her
grandson in foreign waters
that she hopes he “will find a
woman who will look as good
across the table after 64 years
of married life as your grand-
father thinks of your grand-
ma.” Good wishing that, in
theae days when there are too
many separations. The Deni-
son couple, who have spent
more than a third of a cen-
tury here helping the worthy
nqedy, are receiving the con-
gratulations of their friends.
They have been married 64
years the 15th of tiiis month.
Even if a county does not have
oil production wi hiin its bor-
ders, its school children benefit
from the school taxes paid by
Texas oil for, out of the State
apportionment of $37 356 075 in
1943, almost $10,009,000 was
paid by oil and, of the $8,300,-
000 for rural aid, $2,075,000
camcj from the oil industry.
\w.v . •• , v • .
HERBERT A. 'HEDGES, presi-
dent of the National Associa-
tion of Life Underwriters, w'ho
will be one of the main speak-
ers at the meeting of insur-
ance men in Dallas June 12-14.
In Four, Tex.
Taxes paid by the Texas
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company whidh today was tearing^ industry meet the cost of educat-
down a rig from a completed jng one 0f every four school
well in the Aylesworth, Marshall children in Texas, according to
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tive shops at Parsons, Kans., and
Waco, Texas, and its car shops
at DENISON, Texas, and Sedalia,
Mo., were $5,447,435. Of this
$2,652,718 was for wages, and
lib,3 remaining $2,794,717 for
material, after deduection of
value of materials salvaged from
equipmest under repair.
Largest single expenditure at
a shop point during thp year,
$1,910,846, was at the car shops
in DENISON. Parsons locomo-
tive .4hop was second, with $1,-
843,021,, while expenditures at
Bellmead locomotive shop at
Waco totalled $997,486, and
The Olson rig will be used to
drill the Bryan county test, No.
1 Oklahoma State in sw ne nw
of 617-9, less than one mile from
the southeast corner of Durant.
A work order has been issued
ing the gasoline tax, which is paid
by the motorist but collected for
the government1 by the oil in-
Theqe are numerous independ-
ent school districts in which oil
is paying the bulk of the taxe*
—in two instances, a full 90 per
cent last year; and in 14 others
(including one entire coulnty), oil
paid more than 80’ per cent.
Where oil foots the chief part
of the school bill, the expense per
pupil ruins much higher than in
a survey just completed by the
Texas Mid-Continent Oil & Gas
Total cost of operating the
Stage’s public schools in 1943 the State as a whole. Taking 10
was $96,086,675, of which the[such districts, (including one
A wortc oraer nas ueen petroleum industry paid $22,421,- entire county), the average
foi the Durant test and the ma- 262 in direct taxes, not includ-pupil was $173.38, compared
chinery is to be moved here im-| I
mediately hvith % probability
4ft to 15 Degrees Cooler
ye5( you c.n get e 1 ^ petmanen,|y efficient insula- |
insulating with Balsam memfeers. GUARANTEED
tion, securely lastene to rami in SUmmer(
to give you greater year aro BaU«m-
-in winter—plus fuel savings that will P Y
Wool in a few years.
The Lingo'Leeper Co.
“Good Lumber Since 1872”
210 SO. AUSTIN
the well will be spudded in with
in the next ten lays.
Deep Rock oil company and
Sinclair Prairie, who hold the
offset leases to the test location
are participating in the drilling.
Sedalia car shop, $696,082.
Parsons had the largest labor, lIoi| A Hncnit/tl
bill, $1,172,349, while Waco was|ncdU IlUajJliai
second, $596,149; DENISON
$468,734. and Sedalia, $416,486
The material bill Hvas divided
Dallas.—The election of Na-
DENISON, $1,442,112; Pa™ns')than" Adams, Dallas banker and
$670,672: Waco, $402,337 an<“ 33,.^ degree Mason, as president
Sedalia $279.g96. 'oi tbp board of trustees of the
When to these figures are add- Texas ScottifSl Rite Hospital for
ed the wages paid employes in
the stores department and in
train and yard service, who han-
dle and transport materials to
and from the shops, and the tax
payment on the railroad’s shops
and other properties, the im-
portance of the Katy to the^e
communities is obvious.
'An average of 232 persons
were employed monthly at the
Katy’s car shop in DENISON
throughout 1943. As at other
points over the railroad, their
wages, $468,734, flowed largely
into business channels through
their personal purchases. Work
turned out included construction
or repair of 2,062 freight and
company serviqe units and 589
Number o^f employes in the
Katy locomotive shop at Parsons
averaged 543 monthly and they
drew an average of $97,695.75
per month, in wages. The year’s
accomplishments there (included
Crippled Children was announced
here today. He has been serv-
ing as treasurer of the board for
Other officers elected were
W. A. Browning, third vice presi-
dent, and Ernest R. Tennant,
treasurer. Holding ov>er in office
are Judge Hiram F. Lively, first
vice president; John L. De-
Giazier, second vice president;
and Astyer Mintz, secretary.
In his new office, Mr. Adams
will take a leading part, in the
hospital’s seventh annual me-
morial services to be held Sun-
day afternoon, May 14, at 3.15
p. m., on the hospital lalwn, in
honor of dpeeased men and wom-
en who have left bequests in
their wills to the institution’s en-
dowment fund. The commemo-
rative address will be delivered
by U. S. District) Judge William
(Hawley Atwell. The program will
be broadcast over statewide ra-
dio hookup. Others on the pro-
heavy or classified repays to 157 giam be judg,s Lively, Mr.
Katy-owned -engines and light re- Rl0WniTlg) CiaU(le l. Austin,
rtoifc ttiimflroiic nltViPr niflP'Pi Oil .. . .. . » ___•
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pairs to numerous other pieces of I Grand Master of Masons in Tex-
equipment. Cost of the classi-l ^ thg He]la Tempie Quar
fied repairs to the 157 Katy en_ |belt
gises was divided: labor, $762,-
295, and materials, $564,279 less
salvage cnedit of $103,746 for
In addition, the (Parsons loco-
"motiive shop’s motor car section
repaired 428 units of motorized
rail equipment, shop trucks and
track machines during 1943,
and also converted six njdw
Chrysler sedans into inspection
cars for use on the rails by dis-
Monthly payrolls at Bellmead
shop, Waco, carried an average
of 281 narn^s throughout 1943,
Mr. Sloan announced. Work
completed included heavy repairs
to 109 Katy engines. The labor
bill was $595,149 and for ma-
The average of 196 employes
at tbje Katy’s car shop alt Se-
dalia per month last year made
classified repairs to 57 Katy pas-
senger train cars. Total expen-
ditures of $696,082, divided:
$416,486 for labor and $279,596
for materials. In addition to pas-
senger cars, 22 caboose cars and
43 modern outfit cars for use as
living quarters for construction
forces were construcrted on
In addition to the officers list-
ed above, members of the hos-
pital’s board of trustees are Gal-
loway Calhoum Tyler; W, Steve
Cooke, Fort Worth; William Eif-
ler, San Antonio; Frank C.
Jones, Houston; William G.
Lyons, Galveston; Judge Jamies
W. McClendon, Austin; Dr. F. P-
Millfcr, El Paso; William H.
Dels, E. B. Germany, James C.
Jones, George R. Jordan, Clifton
Linz, Dr. Davis Spangler and
Judge Towne Young, Dallas.
Heavy boulders in the bottom
of river beds have been known
to be raised to the surface and
floated downstream by ice whidh
has formed around them.
that had been retired from serv-
Classified repairs also were
made at Sedalia last year to
three revenue freight cars and
nine company-owner! service cars.
Light impairs also were made at
Sedalia to 296 freight cars be-
longing to the Katy and to other
railroads and 28 Katy service
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Anderson, LeRoy. The Denison Press (Denison, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 48, Ed. 1 Friday, May 19, 1944, newspaper, May 19, 1944; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth526547/m1/4/: accessed February 19, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Grayson County Frontier Village.