Aransas Pass Progress (Aransas Pass, Tex.), Vol. 13, No. 46, Ed. 1 Friday, March 4, 1927 Page: 4 of 4
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President Coolidge Vetoes
McNary-Haughen Farm Bill
ALUM SAID TO BE REMEDY
FOR RATTLESNAKE BITE
President Coolidge last Friday
vetoed the MfcNary-Haugften farm re-
The veto virtually killed all hope
for farm legislation at this session,
both advocates and opponents of the
'hid having conceded that it will he
. •-possible 10 mutter , the two-thirds
..majority in congress necessary to^over-
iide the president’s disapproval.
In both senate and house the margin
by which the bill was passed was nar-
The president said in a special
message to the senate he had declined
to approve the bill because “the meas-
ure discriminates definitely against
products which make up what has
been universally considered a program
of safe farming.
“The bill singles out a few products^
diiiejLiy sectional/7 he said, “and pro-
poses to raise the prices of those re-
gardless of the fact that thousands
of other farmers would be directly
“The chief objection to the bill is
that it would not benefit the farmer,’’
the president continued. “Whatever
may be temporary influence of arbi-
tary interference,, no one can deny
that in the long run prices will be
governed by the law of supply and
“To expect to increase prices and
then to maintain them on a higher
level by means of a plan which must
of necessity increase production while
decreasing consumption, is to fly in
the face of an economic law as well
established as any law of nature.
“Experience shows that high prices
in any given year mean greater acreage
the next year.” ,
Mr. Coolidge declared the bill clear-
ly involved govermental fixing of
“It gives the proposed federal board
almost unlimited authority to fix
prices on the designated commodities,”
he (said. “Nothing is more certain
than that such price fixing would u|>set
the normal exchange relationship ex-
isting in the open market and that it
would finally have to be extended to
cover a multitude of other goods and
services. Government price fixing once
started has alike no justice and no
“It i's an economic folly from which
this country has every right to be
The message furthermore objected
t “the remarkable delegation of the
taxing power” of congress to the fed-
eral farm bureau, “nominated by
farmers,” which would be established
under the bill.
u ONE TUBE
“This so-called equalization fee is
not a tax for purposes of revenue in
the accepted sense.'' said the president.
“It i!s a tax for the special benefit of
“A.s a divert tax on certain of the j
vital necessities of life it represents
the most vicious form of taxation.
Its real effect is an employment of
the coercive powers of government to
the end that certain special groups
of farmers and processors may profit
temporarily at the expense of either
farmers and of the community at
The message declared the bill eco-
nomically unsound, since it would be
unlikely that surpluses could always
“Increased production on .tfcg^biie
hand, coTjplgd decreased domestic
consumption on the other, would mean
an increased exportable surplus to be
dumped on the world market,” said
the president. “This, in turn, would
.mean a constant decrease in world
price until the point was reached
where the worl dprice was sufficiently
low so that, even though increased by
our tariff duties, commodities would
flow into this country in large quan-
Furthermore, the president objected
to the power given to the federal farm
bureau under the measure.
“The law fixes no standards, im-
poses no restriction's and requires no
regulation of any kind,’’ said he.
He declared also that members of
the board “would be under constant
pressure from their constituent^ to
push prices as high as possible.”
“To expect moderation under these
circumstances is to disregard exper-
ience.’’ he said, “and credit human
nature with qualities it does not
Pointing out that the department
of justice had been employed in break-
ing up combinations aimed at raising
the cost of living, the message con-
■“This bill, if it accomplishes its
purpose, will raise the price of the
specified agricultural commodiites to
the highest possible point, and in
doing so the board will operate without
any restraint imposed by the anti-trust
laws. The granting of any such
power to a government board is to run
counter to our traditions, the philoso-
phy of our government, the spirit of
our institutions, and all the principles
“The administrative difficulties in-
volved are sufficient to wreck the
Attorney General Sargent found the
bill in conflict with the constitution
for these reasons:
Because it would limit, the presi-
dent in selecting members of the farm
board, requiring that he name men
recommended by a nominating com-
Because it would delegate price-
fixing authority to the board with-
out laying down any rule under which
the price (shall be determined.
Because the fixing of prices has
itself never been found by the courts
to be within the powers of the federal
Because it compels citizens to con-
tribute through the equalization fee
to a certain process from which they
may or may not profit, amounting to
the taking of property without due
process of law.
Continued reports of fatalities from
snake bites in Texas calls forth pro-
test from D. N. McCrea, the well
known old time citizen of Lometa, be-
cause he says these deaths are entire-
ly unnecessary. After trying a very
simple remedy for the past forty-two
years in Lam pah as County and seeing
it bring positive relief every time out
of forty or fifty trials, Mr. McCrea has
every reason to believe the remedy a
positive one. Hje has seen it tried on
persons, on cattle, houses and dogs, and
it always cured in a very short while.
The simplicity of this remedy should
appeal to every one. It is: When bitten,
eat a piece of alum about the size of an
ordinary English pea, and then rub
Some of the pulverized alum on the
wound. That is all there is to it, but it
is evident that the poison is neutralized
in some way by action through the
stomach, and it never fails to work.
Mr. McCrea says he hais not been
without a chunk of alum in his pocket
for 40 years. He is entirely reliable and
this remedy should be given wide pub-
CARD OF THANKS
We desire to express our sincere
thanks to our many friends who so
thoughtfull yand kindly assisted and
extended their sympathy to us during
the illness and death of our dear
mother, Mrs. Eliza Annie Bexley. We
also wish to thank them for the beau-
tiful floral offerings which were pro-
fuse and beautiful.
NOTICE BY PUBLICATION OF
THE STATE OF TEXAS
To the Sheriff or any Constable of
San Patricio County—Greeting:
Chas. H. Gile, Administrator de
bonis non of the Estate of. Peter Yae-
ger, deceased, having filed in our
County Court his Final Account of the
condition of the Estate of said Peter
Yaeger, deceased, together with an
application to be discharged from said
You are hereby commanded, that by |
publication of this Writ for twenty j
days in a newspaper regularly pub-1
lishea in the County of San Patricio, i
you give due notice to all persons in-!
terested in the Account for Final Set- j
tlement of said Estate, to file their j
objections thereto, if nay they have, j
on or before the March Term, 1927, of i
said County Court, commencing and to
be holden at the Court House of said
County, in the town of Sinton, on the
7th day in March, A. D. 1927, when
said Account and Application will be
considered by said Court.
Witness J. A. Matthews, Clerk of
the County Court of San Patricio
Given under my hand and seal of
said Court, at my office in the town of
Sinton, this 3rd day of February, A.
J. A. MATTHEWS, Clerk
County Court, San Patricio County,
By Bessie Haverfield, Deputy Clerk.
Qood Health Requires Qood Elimination
^“\NE can’t feel well when there is
VX a retention of poisonous waste
in the blood. This is called a toxic
condition, and is apt to make one
tired, dull and languid. Other symp-
toms are sometimes toxic backaches
and headaches. That the kidneys are
not functioning properly is often
shown by scanty or burning passage
of secretions. Many people have
learned the value of Doan’s Pills, a
stimulant diuretic, when the kidneys
seem functionally inactive. Every-
where one finds enthusiastic Doan’s
users. Ask your neighbor!
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CORPUS CHRISTI, TE.XA.S
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regenerative double circuit radio,
witls which owners tune in sta-
tions as far as £,500 miles away,
Installation is very simple, upkeep
cost amounts to practically noth-
ing end tuning is so easy that m
child can operate St» See the
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The unsocial man has one advan-
tage. He gets fewer germs.
Mge jkk By
Radio Installation and
WHY A REGISTRATION AREA?
1. To enable the Government to
keep accurate Health Books.
2. To have authentic index into the
health of the Nation.
?>, To determine the growth of pop-
ulation through its native born.
.4. To determine infant mortality
and the ratio between births and
5. To determine the disease's men-
acing human life in different sections
of the country. ,
0. To establish constructive health
policies based on facts, not hearsay.
7. To remove from Our Country
the atigma of being one of the most
t backward of the civilized countries of
! the world, in the protection of the
I life and property of its citizens,
1 through lack of nowledge.
A Large Royalty Offer j
We are offering one-half of the Production of oil and gas in 4000
to 5000 acres of leases on the McCampbellflands in San Patricio
county, Tex., and the well we are going to drill deeper.
We have hadkgood gas and oil showing in ail the wells we have drilled.
Barring accidents we are going to drill this well to at least 5,000 feet unless an oil
sand is found before this depth is reached.
Royalty Will be Sold For
FISH FIGHTING IS LEADING
DIVERSION OF SIAMESE
Fish fighting is a leading diversion
of the Siamese, according to the Bu-
reau of Fisheries of the Department
1 of Commerce.
I Ordinary fish take no part in these
piscatorial^ battles, but the partici-
pants are of pedigreed stock. Fight-
ing-fish have been domesticated among
the natives of Siam for many years
and large sums of money are wagered
on the outcome of these fights.
Fighting-fish are bred for sale by
several persons in Bankok, the capital
if Sianj. and about 1,000 persons,
raise them for their own use. Public
fish fights are permitted in 10 licensed
places, where betting is allowed.
We believe we have production
of an enormous possibility below
4000 ft. and tbe deep production
found at Orange,Texas, at 4900 ft.
and 5100 to 5897 ft. at Sweet Lake
La, and tbe 20,CC0 bbl, well at
spindle top encourages us to go
We have been very succesful in
drilling deep tests — several as
deep as 4000 ft — one to 3,700 ft—
only losing 2 out of eight wells,
and those at a depth of 3000 ft.
This royalty will be
sold for ft 20,000 to
200interests for ftlOO
An estimate of $10,000 will erect a
new 1 12-foot derrick, buy us a g iant
mud hog pump, an additional 1500 feet
of 3-in. drill stem and include the labor
of two crews, fuel oil and repairs for
sixty days from the time we have the
machinery moved and set over this hole
which is now 4034 ft, deep, heavy cas-
ed to 2,200 feet, and pet in cement, with
a gas sand at the bottom. Fifty feet a
day can be drilled but we are allowing
60 days and nights for this job.
Just think what $100 in-
vested might earn, if a
5,000 barrel well a day
should be made with oil
worth $1.50 to $2.00 a bll
at tidewater? And these
200 investors gets 1-2 of
the production. Then im-
agine the income from all
the wells that will be drill-
ed on the 5,000 acres.
We have this chance and
a mighty good one. Our
record for honesty has
never been questioned
We will accept $50 cash and $50 in 30 days for
one Interest. Please mail checks to
John Sigmund, Pres.
ARANSAS LIVE OAK RIDGE OIL CO.
SIGMUND UNIT CO.
ARANSAS PASS, TEXAS
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Warrick, W. E. Aransas Pass Progress (Aransas Pass, Tex.), Vol. 13, No. 46, Ed. 1 Friday, March 4, 1927, newspaper, March 4, 1927; Aransas Pass, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth847858/m1/4/: accessed February 26, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Ed & Hazel Richmond Public Library.