The Honey Grove Citizen (Honey Grove, Tex.), Vol. 56, No. 36, Ed. 1 Friday, August 17, 1928 Page: 2 of 8
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THE HONEY GROVE CITIZEN, HONEY GROVE, TEXAS.
A GREAT METEOR IN ARIZONA
IS TO BE MINED.
HOW TO MAKE PROFITS
FROM TILLING THE SOIL
W1INSL0W, Ark., Aug. 8.—Mining
operations are under way to explore
£md determine the actual content of
the giant Barringer meteor of north-
ern Arizona, the greatest known met-
eor on earth and hitherto enshrouded
in mystery and Indian fable.
The Barringer meteor, 22 miles of
Wlinsioiw, created a crater a mile
across and approximately 1,000 feet
dteep when it crashed to earth a thou-
sand years ago. It displaced over
300 million ton of rock in the impact.
The crater thus created has been
the center of scientific! and! geological
interest for 50 years and for the past
25 years various efforts have been
made to reach the great shooting star
itself and determine its content.
The work ha been carried on prin-
cipally by D. M. Barringer, Philadei-
priai geologist from whom it was nam-
Barringer finally located the main
body 1,376 feet from the south rim of
the crater. Tests showed it to be ap-
proximately 400 feet in diameter and
to contain 90 per cent meteoric iron, 7
per cent nickel, 2 ounces of platinum
and one ounce of iridium per ton.
Metal Wbrth $50 Ton.
The main body is estimated to
’weigh 10,000,000 tons and the metal
content to fee worth approximately $50
Age-old rumors that diamonds ex-
ist in the ore were disproved by the
tests, which showed only socalled mi-
croscopic diamond points of no com-
Actual mining operations just start-
ed are under the direction of Barrin-
ger and Quincy A. Shaw of Boston, of
the Calumet and Heela Mining Go.
The enterprise is being conducted pri-
Contract for erecting a power plant
and hoist machinery and sinking a
two-compartment shaft have been let
and initial construction work is un-
Thousands of dollars have been
spent in past years in futile efforts
to locate the great star and its esti-
mated wealth of $500,000,000 of met-
als. The United States Mining Re-
fininf and Smelting company, one of
the largest of its kind in the United
States gave up the attempt after
spending over $100,000.
Expended Own Fortune Fortune
Barringer, however, has stayed with
his problem over twenty-five years,
and after expending his personal for-
tune finally located the great ore body
with sufficient exactitude to bring to
his aid the funds and engineering as-
sistance of eastern mining capital.
The attempt this time will proceed
with imore data or directness than any
of its predecessors.
The most valuable mineral found in
the diamond drill tests is iridium, ■
worth $275 an ounce.
The farm of Mir. and Mrs. J. B.
Preston, four miles west of Lancas-
ter, Dallas County, is an eloquent tes-
timonial to what a man can do toward
making a farm a real home and a pay-
ing investment. A painted house and
attractive lawn, well-kept fences, fat
and sleek stock an adequate collection
of farm machinery and crops that
show the results of intelligent cultiva-
tion give the impression at once to the
visitor that the farm has a manager
that is on the job.
Mlaking a cash payment of about
$1000, Mr. and Mrs. Preston bought
this 138-acre farm ten years ago when
prices were high and now the farm is
paid for through the revenue of the
soil. The payments were finished in
eight years. Many improvements
have been added while Mr. Preston
has owned the farm.
Mir. and Mrs. Preston were married
twenty years ago. Her, maiden name
was Miss Dora Blrown. For the first
ten years of their married life, Mr.
Preston was manager of a big farm in
Ellis County ofr J. D. Cole of Dallas,
Then taking their savings, they decid-
ed ito buy a place of their own.
Mr. Preston is an enthusiastic ad-
vocate of raising your own living on
the farm. In addition to bis regular
farm crops which in themselves are
diversified, he raises all kinds of gar-
den products and fruit for the family
table. Two or three milch cows of
high production, twelve or fifteen
ewes, large flocks of chickens and tur-
keys, plenty of hogs for meat and a
surplus usually, all are managed so
as to make: substantial addition to the
Mrs. Preston is one of the few Dal-
las County Women having the luxury
of an electric cooking stove. Two
years ago an electric light and1 power
line was extended westward from
Lancaster by the Preston place and
an electric stove, lights and other elec-
trical appliances were Mr. Preston's
gift to his wife.
Two years ago Mr. Preston’s home
and waterworks system were burned.
Hie rebuilt the home and is planning
to rebuild his waterworks system real
IS THIS THE TRUTH
Now that Grayson county has pros-
pects for harvesting one of the big-
gest cotton crops in her history and
farmers are wondeoing if they will
come out whole, the fluctuations of
the past few days should be of more
than special interest. If any farm-
er thinks for a minute that the specu-
lator is trying to get a high price for
the product for the producer he has
another think coming.
On Wednesday, when the govern-
FORCE REFUND OUT
OF LAND SWINDLERS
PAPER HOUSE IS
More Than Three Millions
Paid Back to Victims.
Tfce Barringer n^or is the largest ^
of1 the only three Siderite meteors
(containing iron) ever found on earth.
The other two are the Gape York
meteor, weighing 37 tons, discovered
by Admiral Peary and now in the New
York Mluseum of Natural History, and
(the Bacubirtio meteor found near Ba-
cubirito meter found near Bacufoirito,
Mexico. Neither of the other two
Siderites contain platinum or irri-
IDEALS IN MARRIAGE.
A certain woman writer in discuss-
ing the marriage problem says that
every mother’s wish for her daughter
is that she shall make what is called a
fine match, for her to marry a man
who can give her automobiles, dia-
monds and perfect devotion; a man
who stands ace high in the church and
in Bradstreets, who is as domestic as
the house cat, yet a brilliant figure in
society; who is young and romantic,
yet who will never turn his eyes away
from his wife.
What about the mother’s wish for
her son. Perhaps this is the sort of
wife she would wish that he might
obtain; a girl with an abundance of
good looks, but not too good looking,
possessing a sense of humoi’ yet one
who knows how to be serious; one who
can and will keep house, sweep, make
most of her clothes, one who finds
her greatest happiness in home mak-
ing; a girl who can go out and milk
the cow, come in and prepare supper,
don an evening-gown which cost about
one third of what it appeared to cost,
go out with her husband to a ball or a
bridge party and be the envy of all
other women; one who can live on her
husband’s salary regardless of how
small it is ,and save a little money.
In either case, the mother is likely
to be disappointed, but it doesn’t do
any harm to wish.—Lufkin News.
ton jumped up $6 a bale. The next
day it dropped as much as $9 per bale,
or three dollars lower than the peak
price the day before. One of the rea-
sons given for the drop was a report
that the government had made an er-
ror in the report and would correct
the error soon. Even an official de-
nial 'that such an error had been made
did! not tend to stop the domnmard
If the farmer expects to get a fair
price for his cotton he will have to
raise less of it.
On the subject of the south and her
staple crop, E. C. Westbrook, cotton
specialist of the Georgia State College
of Agriculture has written the follow-
“For many generations the South
has inherited the cotton industry. For
the most part it has been accepted as
a necessary evil. It has been toler-
ated becaue our grandfathers handed
it down to us, and because we have
not taken the time nor bother to re-
place lit with something more modem
“This has been the attitude of the
southern farmer toward cotton pro-
duction. Like most things in which
we take little pride or which we ex-
pect to abandon at the first opportun-
ity, we have made little effort to im-
prove it. It has 'been very much the
same as an old automobile that the
owner expects trade in for a new one.
The hires on the old care may be get-
ting thin, but he is trying to make
them last until he can trade for the
new car. This has very much the
same status with cotton with many of
our farmers. They have been expect-
ing to trade cotton for something else
at the first opportunity, and as a re-
sult the system of producing the flee-
cy staple has become run down and
Washington.—More than $3,260,000
has been refunded to victims of un-
scrupulous real estate agents through
the operation of the real estate li-
cense laws in the twelve states which
have kept records of such refunds
since the law went into effect, accord-
ing to a compilation made by the Na-
tional Association of Real Estate
Boards from reports of officials admin-
istering the license laws.
To the figure in question must be
added several hundred thousands of
dollars returned to victimized clients
through the activities of real estate
commissions in the ten states which
have kept no statistical records.
More than 10,147 complaints have
been investigated and adjusted by the
commissions administering real estate
license laws, the reports further show.
$329,930 Refunded in 1927.
A total of $329,930 was refunded
during the year 1927 alone in the
eleven states where commissions kept
record of such refunds. Complaints
to the number of 2,234 were adjusted
during the year by the eighteen real
estate commissions which kept such
a numerical record.
Commissioners in a number of
states have been active in suppress-
ing the sale of lots by what is known
as the “free lot scheme.” Real es-
tate commissions in Ohio, New York,
New Jersey, Illinois, and California
have taken the stand that operation
of such a scheme of sales is sufficient
ground for _ revocation of license.
The real estate commission of New
Jersey reports that the aid of the
commission was sought during the
year by 2,000 or more persons, many
of whom were making their first pur-
chase of property located in the state.
A very important service of the Cal-
ifornia real estate department is its
examination of and report upon rural
lands subdivisions. During the last
year the department has made 24 such
inspection reports. A questionnaire is
sent to the subdivider to fill out and
return.. The questionnaire inquires
into financing, title, how held, incum-
brances and releases, water sources
and general adaptation to expected
uses. The department then follows
the inquiry with personal inspection
by agricultural deputies. The find-
ings and recommendations are dis-
cussed with the subdiv(ders. The da-
partment where necessary broadcasts
written reports on projects using in-
flated advertising, mailing them to
chambers of commerce and realty
Last year the California depart-
ment stopped the sale of over 20,000
acres being sold in ten acre plots, ad
vertised as likely to enhance in value
when the Boulder dam project was
completed. The department placed an
altimeter at various points and found
the lands to be several hundred feet
elevation above the highest possible
point of canal reach from the Colo
rado river. Another of 12,000 acres was
found to be so poorly financed that
they must depend upon sales with
which to install necessary improve-
ments, including canals, roads, etc.
The stopping of these sales is esti-
mated ..to have saved the public the
loss of several millions of dollars.
The earliest real estate license laws
became effective in 1919. Such laws
are in operation in 1928 in 22 states
and one Canadian province.
Rockport, Mass., begun by him nearly has lbeen that as Mlaine £oes> 30 S**
, ,. the country. As one would be bound
is rs;z ts rh sayin? “nted *
~ ... . ’ .. the Republican party. Maine is nor-
natwe of Cambndg* conceived the a republican state, and holds
idea of a house to be built of paper, her eleotion ^ m01nths brfore thfl
atlu Ie , ° , U! 0,le‘ national election, and therefore fol~
:n „„„„ _+___ r,__-n .___^ tt„ lowing the election of republican can-
didates to the presidency, the G. O. P..
leaders have taken the fad of pointing
to Maine with a great deal of pride.
The announcement comes that the
Hill, says a story from Rockport. He
had ial knack for carpentry work. And
he managed to collect a great many
hundred copies of newspapers.
The frame of the house, he decided. ,. , ...
, . i national republican campaign this
after experimentation, must 'he made ... . ,, . D
9 1 vpinr will rPSLilxr rvperYn rn Miainp. nft-
year will really begin in Maine. Be-
cause Mlaine will bold her state elec-
tion in September unusual efforts will
. . . „ . ,. , , be made to help the state tickets of
his house of newspaper, aud the. fur- jb(>th and an unnsually big. vjte
of wood. The ceiling must be of the
same material, also the door frames.
Otherwise he decided he could build
Widow of Italy’s War
Hero Given Million Lire
Naples.—The widow of Marshal Diaz
who led the Italian troops to victory in
the World war, is to have a million
lire from the country in addition to
a special pension and whatever other
pensions he enjoyed at the time of
his death last winter.
His will, written on his deathbed,
was pathetic in its simplicity. “I have
nothing to leave my wife and children
but the house in Naples, which the
citizens gave me; my swords, my war
decorations, and a few shares in an
The shares proved to be of little
value and the war hero’s widow and
three children found themselves in
straits when the magnificent state fu-
neral was over and the household bills
began to come in.
His widow’s pension will now be
equal to $5,000 a year, but the million
lire, about $50,000,' will be given her
Diaz, who was created Duca della
Vittoria, left two pretty young daugh
ters and one son, who is now working
in a._bqnk in_RQj[ne. -•*
, . -Q. — ——
Texas has the largest state fair in
the -world. The 1927 attendance was
Ellis M. Stenman’s paper house ,in
AS MAINE GOES, SO
GOES THE COUNTRY.
From time immemorial the saying
niture as well. He began with a few
hundred copies of Boston1 newspapers
and a comparatively few boards. To-
day he has ,a home.
Thee eilingjt re eaves and! the floor
of the “paper house” as it is know
here abouts, are of wood. The rest of
the house is constructed of newspa-
pers, 215 sheets in thickness and var-
nished till solid and waterproof.
Between 55,000 and 60,000 copies of
newspapers went into the wall and the
furniture of the house, according to
Mrs. iStenman. And the work has ta-
ken approximately seven years, al-
though it wias sufficiently completed
three years ago to enable the family
to live comfortably.
The walls have been made by in-
geniously placing layers of paper, one
over the other, cut in such wise as to
resemble triangular shingles. Com-
mon nails and heavy glue have served
to hold the novel “boarding together,
and a liberal application of water-
proof varnish—three coats of it has
kept out the rains and snow and made
the little four-room cottage, as warm
as any other house.
From the road forty feet away, the
paper house is hardly distinguishable
from its neighbors. At close hand,
the print of the newspapers lis plainly
readable through the varnish, but a
few feet away the yellow color of the
varnish dominates and gives the ap-
pearance of shingles.
Chairs, tables, lamps, writing desk
and flower pot stand are all of news-
paper, ingeniously rolled into solid
lengths that look like sticks of bam-
Two table lamps, one of them five
feet tall, have been made in this way,
are fitted out with electric sockets
and serve the Stenman family—fath-
mother and daughter as well as
anything similiar of choicest woods
It is also noted that the political
prophets of both parties erpect women
to play a big’ part in the campaign
this year—-more than in any previous
There is some indication, too that
the rank and file on both sides stand
ready to get in the fray, and are some
what impatiently awaiting the toscin
sound of the twe great leaders to pave
the way for them, and it may 'be ey-
pected that as scon as the formalities
have 'been compiled! with the political
pot, which is simmering, will begin to*
ACCIDENT POLICIES ARE
At a called session of the city coun-
cil held last Thursday night an order
was passed providing for the purchase
by the city of an accident policy for
each individual member of the Farm-
ersvtille Fire Department. The poli-
cies cost $4.3,0 per year each and carry
the following benefits: $1,000 for loss
of life; $1000 for loss f both eyes;
$1000 for loss of one hand and one
foot; $333.33 for loss of one eyes. The
policy also provides for a monthly in-
demnity of $80 per (month for 12
months for loss of time.
This is a creditable and deserving
act on the part of the council and it
is appreciated by the firemen.—Farm-
Cures Chills and Fever,
and Bilious Fever due to
It Kills The Germs
The dates for the Texas Statel Fair
this year are Oct. 6 to 21.
There is no need for you to go out of
town for your Batteries, Battery work,
Tires, Tubes, or anything else in the au-
tomobile line. We can rebuild your
Batteries, repair them or sell you a new
one, just as you like, and we can give
you the same or better service than you
can get elsewhere. We now handle the
popular EXIDE BATTERY, the best
made, and it is guaranteed to give you
good service. Try it.
Tires and Tubes
We handle a line of Tires and Tubes, to which we call
your attention, and will be glad to figure with you at any
time you need anything in this line. The prices are
right and the tires are good. Try them.
Repairs and Welding
Now is the time to have your car overhauled for the Spring
and Summer, and auch repairs made as are necessary.
Wa also weld anything in cast, iron, steel, brass, copper
or anything else weldable.
H. L. York’s Garage
North Fifth Street Telephone No. f»
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Moyer, H. B. The Honey Grove Citizen (Honey Grove, Tex.), Vol. 56, No. 36, Ed. 1 Friday, August 17, 1928, newspaper, August 17, 1928; Honey Grove, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth647787/m1/2/: accessed April 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Honey Grove Preservation League.