The Fort Stockton Pioneer (Fort Stockton, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 28, Ed. 1 Friday, October 7, 1921 Page: 1 of 4
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The Fort Stockton Pioneer
FORT STOCKTON. PECOS COUNTY. TEXAS. OCTOBER 7. 1921.
2^00-POTND BIT STOPS OIL
HOW IN LOVING COUNTY WELL
Guy L. (rtxid»in, MyrrinlMMlMt "f
the drilling of the Final Dome well in
Loving county, and the- Final Dome i
well in the Fort Stockton field, «hn h
i» located on action 2»tK Burleson sur
vey on th*- Devlin ranch, apent th*-
first of the week here.
Mr. Goodwill, before coni ins down
last Sunday, visited the Toyah-Bell No. |
2 well in living county, and reports
the prospect for the well»to be flatter
ing for a paying producer and the oil ,
of a high irrade.
The following *(ws ial sent out to j
the press fron Pecos under date of:
October 3rd, contains th*- he«t re-
port on the well that the Pioneer has
been able to get:
“A 2.RtVi-pound bit that persists in
sticking in the 4,369-foot hole of the
Toyah-Bell No. 2. in Loving county. is
causing hours of mental anguish in the
‘‘With more than I ism f**et nf oil
in the hole and a strong ga> pres
sure that gives promise of (laying pro-
duction. the flow is stoppod by the hit.
“The accident ck-< urred when an ex-
ceptionally strong gas flow was en
countered Wedneaday. Although th*
machinery was immediately started
the tool* could nert be pulled out as
fast as they were lifted by the gas and
they evidently became entangled with
th<- cable atul stuck in the hole 3**0
feet from the bottom.
“Another string of tools has l*e*-n
sent into the hole several times and
succeeded in pounding loose the stuck
bit. but the tools have evidently struc k
m bridge and efforts to have them lift-
ed higher by the gas pressure have
"Teams are at work completing an
earthen tank for 15.000 barrels in an-
ticipation of a big flow."
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE SHEEP
AND GOAT RAISERS ASSOCIATION
TO MEET HERE MONDAY, OCTOBER 10
WEEK’S DRILLING OPERATIONS OF OIL MEN
OPERATING IN THE FORT STOCKTON FIELD
BY THE MAYOR
It is the custom throughout the na
tion to observe October Oth annivers-
ary of the Chicago conflagration of
1871 as Kir* l*revention Day. in
which connection of the several states
and mayors of cities arid towns issue
their proclamations to emphasize the
n«*ed for eliminating fire hazards.
Kach year in this country several
thousand persons are burned to death
or maimed for life by tire ami heavy
toll is taken of our natural and cre-
ated resources because many of us do
RECEIVES STARTLING NEWS
Mr. an*! Mrs. ( has. Haight, of Blink
One, received the sad and startling
news Wednesday, that their daughter,
Mrs Lulu Groves, had killed her three
little sons and herself, at Lubbock.
At time of going to press no further
particulars of the sail affair could be
Mr. and Mrs. Haight and three lit-
tle sons. Kritz Graef and wife, nee
Miss Pearl Haight, and Mrs. Henry
Schellenberger, nee Miss Georgia
Haight, left Wednesday for Lubbock
to attend the funeral services.
Miss Kern Minear and Mr. ('has. J.
Devlin were quietly married at 7:00
r.nt pause to count the cost of toler-
severely a- within the last 12 months V!h a( ,h, .h.0fn,‘ Vf h.r.'dl* S P1,r^nts
when approximately 20,000 lives were
Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Minear.
Father Waldner officiating.
The bride is one of Fort Stockton’s
moat |H>pular and well loved young
ladies. The groom who is manager of
R. H Martin, president of the Sheep
snd Goat Kaiser* Ass** istion. ha
aih-d a meeting of th** executive com-
mittee of ‘h* a*-s,t. iation to be held
in Fort St»a kton, next Monday, O* -
While the information ihat the
meeting had i*een railed for i rt
St«s kt«*n did not rea* h her*- ’infil Tm-s-
day evening, it is no less the desire of
our citizens that the committee he
re*eiv**d with a hearty welcome and
entertained in a manner that they will
always be glad that they selected our
little city as a meeting place at this
The -e-sion. we are informed will
cover a period of about two days to
whii h the sheep and goat raisers of
Pecos county are cordially invited to
It is not definitely known how many
will be in attendance upon the meet-
ing of the executive committee, but
some fifty or more are expected to
be our guests.
On behalf of the citizens of Fort
Stockton, the Pioneer extends to the
committee and all who come to be in
attendance upon the sessions of the
.committee, a hearty welcome.
INQUIRERS GATHER MUCH VALUABLE
DATA ON CATTLE DURING VISIT
Hon. Hatton \V. Summers, member
of the Joint Congressional Agricul-
tural Commission, accompanied bv A.
C. Williams, assistant secretary of the
Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers’
Association, spent Tuesday morning
in Fort Stockton holding consulta-
tions with the local hankers and ranch-
men of this and the adjoining counties.
The object of the trip of Mr. Sum-
mers and Mr. Williams is to obtain
first-hand information about stock
raising conditions as they exist in this
territory in order that Mr. Summers
tan give clear and cleancut informa-
tion and views to the commission as to
th*- real needs of the ranching people
of this section when he returns to
Washington, in a few days, to resume
his duties in the special session of
Those here from other stoekraising
districts in attendance upon the con-
ference. were J. D. Jackson. C. A.
Brown, Dr. B. F. Burklev, J. C. Mar-
tin, of Alpine; R. C. Miller of Marfa,
Zack .Means of Valentine; and Banker
Boyd of Balmorhea.
Much important and valuable in-
formation is being gathered by Mr.
Summers by coming into personal con-
tact with the real conditions and needs
of the territory he is covering, which
will include the greater part of the
great range sections of Texas, when
lost and $.r*00,000,(MH) worth of prop-
erty values were burned.
Therefore. I. Jno. M. Rooney. Mayor
of the city of Fort Stockton, do here- . .
bv proclaim Sunday. October 9, 1921. th<* lk*.v,J" ranch north of town
Fire Prevention Viy in our city, and '* prominent in social, business and
call upon every citizen to join in its financ ial ‘ irrles of our community,
On that day it is proper that min-
isters of the Gospel throughout the
city arrange for addresses from pul- On thetr return they will be
pits and i*efore Bible schools covering '‘,l 1 ' 1,1 ran< 1
safety from fire, l^et the l()th day of
the Month of October this year be
Mr. and Mr*. Devlin left immedi-
ately after the ceremony, via the
Orient, for a few days in San Angelo.
on the Devlin ranch.
The best wishes of a large circle of
friends are with the happy young
tionally. Suggestions for guidance in
planning observance of Fire Preven-
tion Day appear in Fire Prevention
Handbook, edited by the National Fire
Prevention Association, 87 Milk St.,
Boston, Mass. This booklet may be
secured for fifteen cents a copy.
May we suggest that members of
Christine Rigsbee the Junior Red Cross include the ob-
of this day in their pro-
know™ "as* the day" for safeg'ua’rding ™uP,e the* •,nt‘*r ,h,‘ Journe>' of
against fire during which let us put jtogether,
our homes and business premises in - ■ m
The home of Mrs. K. L. Brown was
the scene of a delightful affair
our homes and ousiness premises
order against damage or destruction
by careful examination and repair of
chimneys and flues and heating and
lighting apparatus and equipment, by the scene of a d* igt
making provision for the safe handling* Mednesday afternoon, from 5 to >
and storage of volatile liquids and ex- Wc\nck. when Mm. Brown entertained
plosives, and by clearing away rub-1 ,n k000*"* **er ^*u<r^,er‘
bish and trash and other agencies that j '*nlb birthday, after a number of in er-
cause fire 1 esting games and a frolic on the lawn.
It is important that our board uf ^ the hostess served a dainty ice course,
education and teachers in all public * to little Missea Mane ami 1 eenie
and private s* h«K>ls inaugurate fire iouncey. Nancy Moore. Eva i erkms,
drills, and instruct the children in inkard, Margaret I it man. . ell
their care how to avoid fire. In ro- Brown, Doyle George, the honoree and
operation with the City >• ire Marshall Masters Raymond Pouncey and Mellen
servunce «>r this day in
VS c* are very glad to have with us in gram of son ice to the community ?
our school. Rex Adams, of the seventh j
grade, who comes from Paris, Texas. ! 4, .
The second team of football organ-1 olT^* sud neJJ’,s the death of V erne
' ized last Friday. Jack Richardson * ^irkey <m Thursday night at 11:00
was elected manager. This enterpris- 0 <■*<**• brought great sorrow to the
imp little team is planning to match I entire city.
several games with neighboring teams, Verne attended High School for
let all fire insurance ag CJiam-
ber of Commerce, wo# , Joy
Scouts, and other organ**. ..I plan
and execute appropriate activities to
impress the need for fire prevention.
Ami therefore let us set ourselves
diligently and constantly to the task
of eliminating preventable fire waste.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF I have
hereunto signed my name and affixed
my seal of office, on this the .r*th day
of October, A. L). 1921.
JNO. M. ROONEY.
ENTERTAINS WITH DINING
Saturday. October 1st, Mrs. J. P.
Pinkard delightfully entertained the
Busy Bees Sunday school class of the
Methodist church, and a few addition-
al guests, with an elegantly appointed,
On last Monday afternoon Mrs. Jas.
Rooney. Mrs. E. C. Pyche and Mrs. A.
W. Dunn were hostesses to the
Woman’s Auxiliary of the Presbyter-
ian church in a special rally at the
home of Mrs. Rooney.
On account of the president. Mis.
C. E. Casehier. being out of town, the
vice-president, Mrs. W. A. Hadd**n.
presided, and reviewed the work ac-
complished by the auxiliary during
the past, and presented plans for
The primary purpose of the rally
was to re-organize the Circle.
Chairmen Mrs. E. C. Dyehe and Mrs.
Jas. Rooney, in a cleverly planned way
assembled their circles and engaged
high main dining, in honor of the fK„_ in _
^ caused much merriment and pMK«d
Games and music
Thom* enjoying the occasion were
little Misses Do vie Smith, Ruth Brown,
Margaret Pitman, Della Kirkland, Eva
Perkins, Louise Petty. Edna Crump
and Winnie Whaley.
Guy Goodwin, of Los Angeles, gen-
eral manager of the Pinal Dorns Oil
Company’s drilling operations in ths
Fort Stockton Held, came in Sunday,
from Pecos. Mr. Goodwin was ac-
companied by his wife and baby.
the two circles well matched. After
this a delicious refreshment plate was
All members are requested to be
present at the regular monthly meet-
ing of the Countryside Club, which is
to be held at the home of Mrs. Harry
Petsch, assisted by Mrs. Roland War-
nock, Wednesday, October 19th. Bus-
iness of importance.
SERVICE AND SECURITY
Are the essential requirements of
a banking connection. You are
assured both of these if you
are our customer.
The First National Bank
Fort Stockton, Texas
and have great plans for success along
The enrollment for this year is the
largest ever known in the Fort Stock -
ton Public Schools, the number en-
rolled so far being 417 which is 37
more than the number enrolled this
time last year. This sounds booming
for the Fort Stockton Schools.
Rev. Cecil H. Lang presented the li-
brary with a fine book of English Lit-
erature by Welsh, just before he left
for Knoxville, Tenn., his new field of
work. This book is highly valued and
appreciated by the school, and will he
of especial value to the Senior English
Frank Stephenson made a donation
of five English Classics to the Eng-
lish Library. They are: I .ambs Tales
from Shakespeare: Vision of Sir Laun-
faul, Macbeth. Julius Caesar; and
Dickens’ Tale of Two Cities. These
books are much appreciated, and will
be of great help to the different Eng-
Friday afternoon from 4 to 6 a tea
was given to the mothers of the Do-
mestic Science girls and the faculty.
Hot tea and coffee was served with
filled cookies to the guests. The re
freshments were made by the girls.
Two of the girls poured tea, two were
assisted in the kitchen, and the others
acted as hostesses.
Saturday afternoon the Pecos and
Fort Stockton football teams were
served punch and rookies. The Do-
mestic Science girls made the re-
freshments. but tne expense was paid
by the Fort Stockton team. The din-
ing room was decorated with purple
and gold, Pecos colors, and blue and
white, Stockton colors.
The Girls' Basketball Team is now
practicing for their first game this
year. The election of temporary of-
ficers was held last Tuesday. Muriel
Livingston was sleeted manager, Sid
ney Laurence captain of one side of
the team and Dorothy Rooney captain
of the other. The teams are planning
to match several games outside the
district for more extensive practice be-
fore their first game of the seaaon in
A two-day conference of all Ani-
mal Husbandry Teachers will be held
in Waco, October 7th and tth. A-
mong the speakers appearing on ths
program will be Miss Annie Webb
Blanton, executive officer of the State
Board of Vocational Education. S. P.
Brooks, president of Baylor Univer-
D. Maitby, Federal Agent for
the Southern 8totoo; Dr. W. B. Bis-
thr«»t* years after which he was an em-
ployee of the Western Union. He was
a boy who was greatly loved and his
many High School friends feel a great
sorrow over his sudden death. We do
not feel that our beloved friend is
really dead, for his wonderful influ-
ence and traits of character still live
Pecos Versus Fort Stockton.
For our opening game of the season,
Pecos journeyed to Fort Stockton and
held the local team to a scoreless tie.
The game as a whole was slow and
uninteresting and lacked the thrills of
middleseaaon football. The tackling
of both teams was off color, but each
showed that with more workouts they
will play a much better brand of foot-
Stockton won the toss and elected
to receive. Pecos kicked with the
wind and Stephenson returned the ball
to the twenty-five yard line. On the
third down Timon fumbled and Pecos
recovered on the thirty yard line. The
remainder of the quarter was all to
Pecos’ advantage but Stockton held the
downs on the fifteen yard line. Dur-
ing the second quarter two punts by
Stephenson placed the hall on Pecos’
ten yard line where time was up for
Both teams resorted to line plays
with the exception of a pass com-
pleted by Pecos which placed the ball
dangerously near Stockton’s goal line.
With Stockton holding the hall on her
own twenty yard line a fifteen yard
penalty forced Stephenson to kick
from behind his own goal line. Time
was up with Pecos holding the ball on
Stockton’s ten yard line.
Considering the fact that this was
the first game of football for six of
our local team and also considering
that we were considerably outweighed,
we feel that we have every reason to
he optimistic regarding the future
There were no outstanding stars in
the game, but each played for the
good of all. We are convinced that
Stockton is going to have a winner
and we ask the well meaning critics
to withhold judgment for the time be-
We are unable to give Pecos’ lineup,
but the local lineup was as follows:
Downs........ Right Guard.
Smith, (Colorado A. 4 M.) Referee.
Williams (Texas A. 4 M.
seD, President of A. 4 M. College,
L. W. Rodgers, State Board of Educa-
tion and about tan others Including
M. A. 4
Mr. Cyril lather, Fort Stockton. Tsana.
Mr. Luker -left Wednesday via Mon-
ahans and Dallas for the meet. He
will bo out oi school until Monday,
including Honor Roll.
The following pupils of the Fort
Stockton public school, for the week
closing September 80th, 1921,
neither tenly nor absent, made at
least seventy-five an each daily reci-
i and had not any dsmsitta on*
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Bower. Hale. Ijiiiih A Kindles*
company have, for the prsoetit ahand
oned all efforts to rut out the heavv
flow of ga* and water, in their well
on section 692, G. C. A S. F railway
*urNe>. which the driller* for two
weeks have been strenuous!) fighting.
Drilling has Iwen resumed and the hit]
is now in a lime formation. It is the
intention of the company, to later
come back to the 997-foot level and, if
i (Kissible, cut off the water flow, whith
ha> b*-eti exasperating. At that time
j they expeet to definitely determine
what there is in the promising oil
showing through which they passed
i and which they so much desired to
I test out liefore drilling the hole any
Drilling was resunn-d this week on
| Grant No. 6. heretofore known as
j Oregon-Texas well, located on section
! 19, block 140, T. & St. L. railway sur-
vey. The depth of the well was re-
ported Thursday morning to be down
to the 860-foot level and satisfactory
drilling progress being made in a lime
Luse well No. 2. on section 17,
block 2M, is drilling in shale at the
deptu of 100 feet. Wells Nos. 1 and
3, for some reason which we were un-
able to ascertain have made no head-
way of any consequence since last
The Pinal Dune Chi comuany. op-
erating on the Devlin ran* h. soctioo
208. Burleson survey, resumed drill-
ing the first of the week, having suc-
cessfully side tra< ked the hit which
has been obstructing the hole for some
time, and it is though* drilling will
move along very satisfactorily from
now on. The drill Thursday morning
, was cutting its way through a lime
1 • . , - r, feet
Th** Polk Prospering Company re-
sumed drilling Wednesday on its well
located on section 18, block 140, T. A
St. L. railway sur\ey. Oil and gas
show ing* in this well were very en-
couraging from 1,100 f«*et to 1.200
feet und we understand as the bit goes
down the prospects for production is,
if anything, more flattering.
The Bower, Hale 4 I-amb well on
section 24, block 2<5, university lands,
was unable to make a satisfactory
setting of casing at the 1,500-foot
, level, but since drilling the hole sev-
eral feet deeper, everything is ready
to finish the setting of 6l4-inch cas-
The David well on the Sherbino
ranch, section 55, block C4, G. C. &
S. F. railway survey is reaming out
I preparatory to setting 8-ir.ch casing
at the 750-foot level.
— Bertie Taylor, Noble
Ruth Brown, Freddie
Baverly. Ada Danielson. John W. Ro-
tan, Granville Marshall and Jack Rol-
Second Grade Louise Beeman, Julia
May Bihl, D»la Conger, Roberta Doug-
las, (’has. E. F’lynt, Alexander Frank,
Clifford Larson, Eula Mae Lewis, Ed-
ward Niemann and Annita Perry.
Mis* Malone’s Third Grade—Dick
Campbell, Marvin Dees. Jack Downs,
George Carter Reeves, Arthur Wilker-
son. Mary Lee Blaydes, Melba Blaydes,
Martha McSpedden, Lois Pace, Wilma
Rooney, Edna Taylor, and Blanche
Miss Bates’ Third Grade Walter
Butz, Paul Crone, Olney Hanson, Rid-
ley Lannom, Eugene Mitchell, Hay-
wood Patterson. D. J. Sibley, Jr., Sam
I>. Thomas, B. H. Warnock, Therman
Wrenn, Nancy Moore, Mildred Price
and Jessie Jewell Patterson.
Sixth Grade Wilma Casebier, Gen-
Seventh Grade—Lois Taylor. Mary
Nell Hadden, Margaret Martin.
Dwight Johnson, Altha McAdoo.
Eighth tirade—Mildred Bihl. Jack
Campbell. Ruth Downs, Hellon Harral,
Corrine Ix*atherwood, Louise Mont-
gomery, Clarence Nevans, Helen Reed,
Melba Thomson, Harry Wallace and
Ninth Grade—Madie But*. DorrU
Lea, Ruth Rollins, Yantis Taylor.
Tenth tirade—Frances Coulson, Lu-
cille George, Moylan Kastner. Sidney
l^aurence. Roy Minear, Margaret Mos-
er, Keba Mc Adoo, Loma Smith. Hubert
Timon, Fannie Ward, Thelma Wrenn,
Johnnie Odom. Ann Yates.
Eleventh Grade—Irvin Aiken, Lou-
ise Barrett, Karl Butz, F’reida Downs,
Lillie Mae Leatherwood. Edna Rhein-
ertsen, Christine Kigsbec, Mary Ti-
mon, Hazel Wheeler.
Post Graduate—Edna Bennett, Lela
Association lias been called for Tues-
day, October 11th. 4:00 p. m., at the
school building. All patrons and
teachers are urged to attend for the
purpose of re-organizing and mapping
out the year’s work.
Remember the date and place.
Mrs. C. L. Thomson,
President of Association.
C. V. Compton,
Supt. of City Schools.
shy^ed^ Friday of last
week, five cars of beef cattle to Fort
Worth and five cars to Kansas City.
The United States Civil Serv-
ice Com mission, at the request
of the Postmaster General, an-
nounces a competitive examin-
ation for postmaster in this
place. October 22, 1921.
This examination is held un-
der the President’s order of
May 10th, 1921, and not under
the civil service act and rules.
Apply at the post office in this
place, or to the United States
Civil Service Com mission. Wash-
ington, D. C., for apoiiration
Form 2241, ant* ' ornis 2223 and
2358 containing the date and
places of examination and other
Applications must he properly
executed on Form 2241,and filed
with the Commission at Wash-
ington, D. C., in time to arrange
for the examination.
UNITED STATES CIVIL
EVERYBODY TAKE NOTH F!
The local post of the Amer-
ican Legion has contracted
for four numbers from the
Dixie Lyceum Bureau, to be
shown in Fort Stockton. These are
all of very high class programs, and
are a little more expensive than the
programs showm here heretofore, un-
der other auspices. The Legion ex-
pects to find it necessary to charge
a general admission of $1.00 at each
performance. There will be no re-
served seats, but they have put on
sale a season ticket, good for all four
numbers, for a saving of twenty-five
percent- $3.00. The first number is
scheduled for the evening of October
24. If you can do so conveniently it
will encourage the boys, and give you
an appreciable saving if you purchase
your season ticket now.
Attention of l/egion members is
called to the fact that a called meet-
ing of the Legion will be hold at the
Court House Monday night, October
10th, for the purpose of completing
arrangements for appropriate observ-
ance of Armistice Day. Be on hand
W. E. Matthews, Girvin merchant,
was here trading the first of the week.
FIRST STATE BANK
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