The Orange Leader (Orange, Tex.), Vol. 52, No. 234, Ed. 1 Sunday, September 19, 1954 Page: 2 of 28
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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1954
THI ORANGE LEADER
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Roughnecks Life Is Short and Merry and You Have To Be Rugged
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SIGMUND ROMBERG'S ROLLICKING,
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* He preferred her love
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-Photos by Mary Alice Lakey
White-Shirted A. B. White Directs Operations on the Lovell Estate
to, a good roughneck is ready."
“Nope,” he says with a shrewd
shake of the head, “I don't pre-
fer tool pushing ... too many
hours on duty. Even when I’m
awgy, I’m on 24-hour call but I
use the radio equipment in my
car. I got to be a t90l pusher in
1941 when my 'company needed
me and they’ve needed me ever
since. Guess I’ stuck.”
Mei\ working in the oilfields are
close, have a brotherhood, “When-
ever they’re working real hard,
everything’s funny,” opines White.
“They’re not scared of . the ever-
present danger of accidents . . .
that, is, not many of them and
they’re not so superstitions. If
they were, they wouldn’t b e
White remembers an exception
to this rule by the nickname of
“Nutty." “That fellow.” he says.
“had a phobiA and it was real
funny. He was scared ail time of
a big pipe falling on his tpe. One
day he was racking pipe and
Drilling Operations in the Bock Yord of Mrs. J. D. Nobles in Orongefield
Y ALICE LAKEY Chance Drilling Co., Houston. lease last time and got a dry
tune of the drill, rip- ^ There’s gambling in the blood hole. Now we’re back again, drill-
i rock and shale to of drillers and pushers, the gam- ing on practically the same spot
y for the black flow ble of reaching a pool of wealth, . . . haven’t an idea hew deep
oughneck’s life is a even that wealth goes primarily we'll go next time.”
rry one and the fel- the other man. That’s one of White continues with a slap
jllow that line must the things which attracted White against his thigh: “Sure. I can
lity to “take it.” 1 to the drilling game when he was smell out oil with the best of
. just out of high school in Milqm them ... . I don’t like to give up
first well mn, County and coming to a big city, easy . . . that’s why John Mecom
ndletoD ofl field ne^r Beaumont. is what he is today. He smells .it
■ «.,;♦* “The best money I could make otrt and can find it when other
folks can t. We started this drill-
ing Monday.” *
You can see that his men, 15
of them, like him; there's good
comradeship at that site between
Orangefield and Vidor. Those men
are close. Says White: "Oilfield
workers are bom, not made. No
matter what class you are, there
are good ones and ones that can’t
make the grade. I had a college
boy here once that was the best
roughneck I’d ever seen. They’ve
got to have the ability to do rough
work ... no turning back, mud,
heat, mosquitoes ., . when you say
10HN EMCSON - LOUIS CALHEKN ... EDMUND GWENN
U“MRB" WAl • KIT* SI. m■ m mum. imn un
AND THE SINGING VOICE OF
got his left arm in a cathead and
couldn’t get loose,” remembers
White. "He used A : pocket knife
and cut it off. He fixed a tourni-
quet, got in his car and drove to
town. He wasn't no sissy, believe
me.” • - -
“Guess what?” White wants to
know. “That very fellow got killed
10 years ago in a car accident. He
always drove like fury and we al-
ways told him he’d get it some
day. He did.”
White, genial, sturdy, to.ugh
and ready, is typical of the meft
who a r e supervising drilling
operations all over Orange Coun-
ty ... in Vidor proper, at Orange-
field . . . wherever the fellows
“smell out oil.”
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ORANGEFIELD (Spl) — Cpl.
A. G. Sheppard, son of Mr. and
Mrs. George Sheppard, arrived
home Monday to spend a furlough
here with his wife, the former
Jeanette Scales, and his parents.
Young Sheppard is stationed at
Ft. Toten. N.Y. His wife will re-
■ turn to New York with him at the
end of his leave.
William H. (Billy) Shepard, son
of Mr. and Mrs Wilton Higgin-
botham. who is stationed at Fort
Totten, is here for a visit with
his wife, Mrs. Evelyn Shepard, his
parents and other relatives.
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A MAN . . . Tough Enough
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SABINE RIVER WORKS (Spl) BRIDGE CITY (Spl)—Mr and
—Du Ponters soon will have a Mrs. Fred Hyland announce the
new road to travel to and from birth of a son, George Lester, Sept,
work. Farm-to-Market Road 1006 10. in Williston, S. C. He weighed
is expected to be open to traffic five pounds and thirteen ounces,
next week. The road extends from Mr. and Mrs. Hyland formerly
an intersection with Highway 87 lived here. The grandparents are
to tty; plant. Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Faris of
Harry Allbritton of adipic acid Amelia ✓ •
division and Jim Bass of tnain-j Dixie Lee Beltz, daughter of
j tenance recently returned from Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Beltz, under-
| military service. j went foot surgery Monday af John
j Page Buckley of the technical \ Sealv hospital in Galveston. Mr.
! division has been transferred to i and Mrs. Beltz were there at the
I the researh laboratory of the en- [ time of the operation and will
I gineering department in Wilming- | visit her again this weekend,
j ton. Del. He hgs been with SRW j Mr. and Mrs. T p whu<> have
| since April, 1949, serving in the j her sister. Mrs. Tommy Morris of
j instrument and technical section Houston as their guest! Mrs. Mor-
divisiotts. ris also is visiting in the homes of
For the second time this year, her brother and sister-in-law, Mr.
i a refund will be received by most j and Mrs. Curtis Richard here; her
SRW employes who are enrolled mother. Mrs. C. Richard, and two
in the Contributory Life Insurance i brother-in-iaws and sisters. Mr.
plan. The dividend amounts to j and Mrs. B. L. Landry and Mr.
about 76 cents per $1,000 of in-I and Mrs. T. H. Lambert, all in
surance. The first dividend, of 56 J Port Arthur, and her sister-in-law.
cents, was given in March. Mrs. Fiorine Richard in Groves.
Faye LaComb has succeeded I The family is expecting a brother.
Jean Davis as employe of the j Francis Richard who is employed
Credit Union. Miss Davis left with the Merchant Marine, home
Wednesday to enter the Univers- this weekend.
ON CRUISE IN AUGUST
NEW ORLEANS (Spl)—Among
the 90 naval reservists who board-
,ed the escort patrol, crafts USS
870 and 892 for a two-week train-
,ing cruise in the Gulf of Mexico
during August was George A. Hart
Jr., seaman, son of Mr. and Mrs.
G. A. Hart of Vidor, Tex.
ange City Hospital with her hus-
band who has been quite ill since
The condition of Mrs. Helton
| Cooper who is in Frances Ann
! Lutcher Hospital is reported im-
Mrs. Lonnie Duke and daughter
have moved here from Oakdale.
I-a., to make their home. Her hus-
band is in the Navy.
Mr. and Mrs. Lutcher Lindley
have moved here frbm Miami.
Fla., to make their home.
Mrs. Pete Welch is under treat-
ment for an illness of several days.
Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Schexnyder
of New Orleans, La„ are parents
of a daughter. Denise Susan. Mrs.
Schexnyder is the former Elnora
Clafk, daughter of Fad Clark.
Mr. and Mrs. Lutcher Cooper
and children spent one day this
week with his brother and sister-
in-law. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Coop-
er at Jasper.
Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Cooper of
Newton visited in the H. W.
Cooper home Thursday. \
Mrs. Corinne Drake has been
ill for the past few days.
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Browning, J. Cullen. The Orange Leader (Orange, Tex.), Vol. 52, No. 234, Ed. 1 Sunday, September 19, 1954, newspaper, September 19, 1954; Orange, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth556726/m1/2/: accessed January 18, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Lamar State College – Orange.