The Jacksboro Gazette (Jacksboro, Tex.), Vol. 49, No. 42, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 21, 1929 Page: 1 of 8
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Gases Being Disposed of
JACKSBORO, TEXAS, THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 1929
In | Local Ford Plant Changes Owner-
ship and Management.
Wednesday night at 9:30 the
jury in the ease of Tom Taylor,
charged with the killing of Neal
Langston, came in with a verdict
of not guilty. The case was turn-
ed over to the jury about 8:30,
leaving them approximately an
Announcement has been made
that Alvin Maddox, manager and
joint owner with Russell Whatley
of the Jacksboro Motor Co. and
of the Whatley-Maddox Motor
Co. of Mineral Wells, Ford deal-
ers, has sold his interests to Mr.
hour to deliberate on the case, j Whatley in both corporations.
Taylor was charged with the kill-
ing of Neal Langston at the home
of Mrs. Norman, Mr. Taylor’s
mother, at Bryson several months
ago. Self defense was the basis
of his plea for liberty.
The assault case of Reese Pru-
itt and Shelva Southerland who
were convicted and sentenced to
the penitentiary in the September
term of court was reversed by the
higher court which held that this
could only be a case of simple as-
sault to which the defendants en-
tered a plea of guilty and were
fined the maximum sum of $25.00
each and costs by the court.
The trial of John Spencer,
charged! with theft resulted in
conviction with sentence of two
years in the penitentiary. Notice
of appeal has been given.
The trial of Marcus Bench,
charged with the killing of Matt
Strickland, has been set for next
Petit jury for last week (March
11 to 16): Jim Nash, Dolph Mask,
W. D. Moore, Harry Anderson,
Guy Kemp, J. W. Lucas, G. W.
Lemonds, O. L. Whitsitt, R. L.
Craig, C. P. Stubblefield, E. M.
Moore, Jack Swan, Albert Moore,
J. II. Rankin, Y. E, Dewebor, Jno.
E. Shawver, A. L. Tipton, A. C.
Derrick, D. D. Gillespie, Finis
Duke, Harvey Turner, E. H. Bai-
ley, R. A. Kelsey, Lee Roberts,
Harvey King, S. C. Shanafelt, A.
Petit jurv for this week (March
18 to 23): W. I. Ezell, F. B. Chip-
man, Arthur Clerihew, J. T.Jones,
J. E. Evans, W. D. Hale, Mark
Cullers, H. H. Glazner, R. 0. Hel-
vey, Granville Yan Hoosier, J. C.
Franklin, J. E. Brimhall, L.Baker,
Arthur York, Jno. T. Colwell.
Horace Colwell, E. C. Baker, Ira
Coats, J. E. Gillespie, T. E. Craig,
John Dickenson, N. L. Stewart, O.
D. Hanna, W. E. Box, Lawton
Faires, H. M. Price, F. H. Marks,
J. W. Samplev, F. E. Worthing-
ton, H. W. Dobson, E. B. Sewell,"
W. L. Powers, J. E. Bryant, John
The grand jury completed its
investigations last week and was
discharged after making the fol-
To the Honorable District Judge,
J. E. Carter:
We, the grand jury impannel
Mr. Maddox and his family are
returning to Mineral Wells, their
former home. He is being suc-
ceeded by Maurice Johnson as lo-
cal manager of the Jacksboro
Farmers’ Short Course Dates Set.
College .Station, March 19.—The
20 th Annual Farmers’ Short
Course at Texas A. & M. College
will be held this year July 29th to
‘Aug. 3rd, according to an an-
nouncement by H. H. Williamson,
vice-director and state agent in
the Extension Service. Plans for
this educational event are already
being formulated in anticipation
of a crowd similar ,to that of last
summer when about 5000 farm
people gathered from every sec-
tion of Texas.
Instruction will be given this
year in practically every phase of
agriculture and home making, in-
cluding field crops, horticulture,
dairying, pottltry raising, live
stoek production, insect and dis-
ease control, clothing construc-
tion and home improvement. Spe-
cial programs will be arranged
for boys and girls, of whom 1700
attended last year for instruction
and to compete in state judging
contests. Local delegations will
be accompanied to the short
course this year by their comity
and home demonstration agents
Kiiauea Is in Action Again
Regarding 4-H Club Calves.
The calves shown by members
of the 4-H Club boys and girls of
Jack County, the past week, at
Fort Worth, in competition with
15 other counties, did not draw
as many ribbons as in former
years. Although Jack County had
some very good calves, they lack-
ed some finish which is very es-
sential in the showing of fat
calves. Jack County winnings
were limited to one calf, Bill Lov-
ing, Jr., senior calf placed fifth in
this class; also, in the best five
from one county Jack County
placed 6th. In the open classes,
Bill Loving’c calf placed 8th, and
Bill Craft 10th in the junior class
in open classes.
F. H. Marks Elected Representa-
Unofficial reports from the spe-
cial election held last Thursday
indicate that F. H. Marks was
elected by the following vote:
Jack County 502 125
Young County 178 489
Total 678 614
This gives Mr. Marks a majori-
ty of 64 votes.
The i ..Ueuiatimau pit on the Kiiauea volcano in Hawaii Is-©etching fire
and lava again. The first manifestation of the disturbance was a burst of
black smoke followed by fire and loud roaring. This picture was taken
during a previous outburst of the volcano.
Local Gas Well Bought by Upham
The Lindsey Drilling Co., own-
ers aUd operators of the gas well
just completed on the Arch and
Callie Thomason farm in the
southwest corner of the George
Hardesty survey 12 miles south-
west of Jacksboro and 2% miles
southeast of Bryson report the
sale of this gasser and 6 acres of
lease surrounding same and an
undivided one-half interest in the
adjoining 64 acre lease to the Up-
ham interests. The final test on
the flow of gas shows a daily pro-
duction of 2,100,000 cubic feet
with a rock pressure of 1060
pounds. Such pressure and vol-
ume assure a supply of gas suffi-
cient to supply the needs of Jaeks-
Jack County Hereford Breeders
Make Good Sales.
Jack County breeders of regis-
tered Herefords were well repre-
sented at the recent fat stock
shows at San Antonio and Fort
Worth and report satisfactory
sales of their cattle. One of these
herds only, that of Johnson Bros.,
entered the former show as well
as the latter. A number of prizes
were awarded this exhibit at each
show. Their entry numbered 18
and 14 head respectively at the
two shows, and a pen of sale bulls
also at Fort Worth, all double
standard Polled Herefords.
Lester Carter topped the Jack
County sale prices in his entry of
a polled Hereford cow and a five-
months old calf sold as one item
Senior Class Presents Play.
The members of the senior class
of the local high school presented
their annual class play at the op-
era house Tuesday evening to a
very appreciative audience. The
play was entitled “The Cross-
Eyed Parrot,” and was ably di-
rected by Mrs. A. L. Whitt, with
each member of the cast playing
his or her part well. There were
also several specialties between
acts which helped to make a de-
lightful program which was
well worth twice the amount of
Competition is getting keener
ed for the March term of District i6*™ year in the showing of
Court have finished our labors, j Ives, and it behooves each club
and beg to submit the following ; member to do his best whether he
*7“^. wins or loses. The benefit deriv-
With due diligence we have in- ^roin this work is that these
vestieated all matters brought to and girls learn how to feed
our attention, and have returned ta balanced ration, and to utilize
;ngfan(>p where we the hoine "rown products of the
bills in every instance "here v jfarm c A Munch Co Afft
thought the evidence warranted.
We have found the following .-—- .—--
bills: for felony 12, and 10 misde- j Commissioners’’ Court make suit-
meanors. J able repairs.
We examined the county jail j We find that no further inves-
and found it to need repairs bad-legations are necessary, therefore
. „ A +vi we submit our final report and
ly. We further recommend the beg (0 be es(msed fr(J £urtW
--- —— duty at this term of said court.
Hugh Spivey, Foreman.
What’s Doing In West Texas.
The goal of $2500, foi\a library
for Olney has been over subscrib-
ed $500, and the purchasing com-
mittee has listed a number of
books to be published- Half the
$250 goal was furnished by ten in-
terested citizens to be given when
it was equaled in other donations.
Elmo V. Cook, teacher of voca-
tional agriculture in the Coleman
high school, is making a success
of evening dairying schools held
in the school house. Farmers in-
terested in improving and increas-
ing their herds make up a large
per cent of those attending.
San Saba has been put on the
waiting list for a county home
demonstration agent since a mass
meeting of women at the court
house asked for this service.
The new high school building
at Big Spring which was recently
completed is one of the most mod-
ern in west Texas, having 31
rooms, spacious auditorium, gym-
nasium with seating capacity of
600, the cost being approximately
Thirty-five planes have landed
at the Ranger Airport since its
opening last Armistice day, when
Bros.’ sales numbered 27 in tw0 <la-vs forty-five planes at-
Csts entered into contract with head, the top five of which sold tei*ded the ielebration. The daily
the Jacksboro City Commission |»».00 to *750.00 with j
an averave on the 27 head of! an port is $2.60 from ^asoline
boro and Bryson and for local for $800.00 at Fort Worth. John
drilling fuel. The Upham inter-
some weeks ago to extend their
system to Jacksboro and com-
plete their distribution system by
October 1st next. It is presumed j °f «n automobile, was shot while
that the connection will first be I attempting to escape from the ar-
... . resting officers at Perrin, Fridav
made with tins propertv just pur-1 • m. . , ...•
, , , , 1 1 * J 1 might. The man was taken to Min-
jand oil hanger service.
Stamford, is experiencing a re-
A man charged with the theft j markable growth in building with
an addition of 1700 square feet to
the city hall to house new fire
fighting equipment an $85,000 ice
chased, and that work will begin .Wells for medical attention house, a big hotel and a modern
t an early date thereoh.
and is said to be recovering. loffi.ee building.
— . —
Co-operative Revival For March
According to the previously an-
nounced plan, the meetings this
week of the co-operative commu-
nity revival are being held under
the direction of the First Chris-
tian Church with the Rev. W. B.
Walthall delivering the messages.
The services are being held in the
Presbyterian Church. Every one
is cordially invited to participate
in the few remaining services of
Next Sunday, the regular Sun-
day schools and morning worship
will be held in the several church-
es as usual, but all the congrega-
tions will gather together for the
evening service at the, Presbyteri-
During the week beginning
March 24th, the series of meetings
will be held in the Presbyterian
Church and directed by its pas-
tor, the Rev. Clarence N. Wylie.
As this is the week just preced-
ing Easter, the events of the last
week of the life of Christ will be
discussed on the corresponding
days of the week. These consti-
tute the most important events ii
the history of the world. The
subjects will be as follows:
Sunday, 7:30 p. m.—The Entji
Into Jerusalem. Text, Behold thy
King cometh unto thee.
Monday, 10:00 a. m.—Jesus
Annointed by Mary. Text, She
hath done what she could.
Monday, 7:30 p. m.—Jesus Re-
jected. Text, He left them and'
went unto Bethany.
Tuesday, 10:00 a. m.—The Par-
able of the Two Sons. Text, I go,
sir, and he went not.
Tuesday, 7:30 p. m,—Jesus
Teaching in the Temple. Text,
What think ye of Christ?
Wednesday, 10:00 a. m.—The
Day of Retirement. Text, Filled
with all the fullness of God.
Wednesday, 7:30- p. m.—Jesus
in the Home of His Friends. Text,
Ye are my friends.
Thursday, 10:00 a. m.—Com-
muning With* Christ. Text, The
branch can not bear fruit of it-
Thursday, 7:30 p. m.—The
Meaning of the Lord’s Supper.
Text, This is my blood which is
shed for the remission of sins.
Friday, 10:00 a. m.—A Mes-
sage From the Cross. Text, It is
Friday, 7:30 p. m.—The Cruci-
fixion of Christ. Text, They cru-
Saturday, 7:30 p. m.—Christ in
the Tomb. Text, My God! My
God! Why hast thou forsaken
Beginning Sunday night, March
31st, the services will Jbe held in
the Baptist Church with the Rev.
Sam Morris doing the preaching.
The following week the meetings
will be in the Methodist ChurchAj
Bear in mind this is a “Co-ope-
rative Community Revival,” the
entire community is earnestly re-
AW. UETi' SO IKS, GEORGE* f
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Former Jack County Man Marries
Announcement has-been receiv-
ed of the marriage of Miss Ber-
' qjce Schulze to Mr. A. D. Wimber-
at Amarillo, on Sunday .'March
i Kill. The groom is well known
here having been reared near the
eastern part of the county. For
the past two years he has been in
the government mail service at
| Big Springs where they will make
TO whom rdr ALWAYS'
Army Officer Here.
Capt. C. W. Mays of Corsicana,
of the regular army detailed as
instructor for the artillery of the
Texas National Guard, paid Bat-
tery “F” an official visit here this
jweek. This was preparatory to
the annual armory inspection
which will take place May 6th.
Mr. and Mrs. Claud Ramzy,
Mrs. Robert Ramzy and Frank
Hanna of Yernon were recent vis-
itors of J. N. Ramzy and family.
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Dennis, J. R. The Jacksboro Gazette (Jacksboro, Tex.), Vol. 49, No. 42, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 21, 1929, newspaper, March 21, 1929; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth729827/m1/1/: accessed February 16, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Gladys Johnson Ritchie Library.