The Fort Stockton Pioneer (Fort Stockton, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 1, Ed. 1 Friday, April 1, 1921 Page: 4 of 10
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THE FORT STOCKTON PIO N E E R THE PIONEER ENTERS ITS FOURTEENTH YEAR
WITH BRIGHT PROSPECTS AND HIGH HOPES
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Texas, under the Act of Congress of March •?. IRTf
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
Any erroneous reflection upon the character, standin( or reputation of any
parson, firm or corporation which mar appear in the column* of the Pionker;
will be fiddly corrected m heinf brought to the attention of the manafement.
IN THE EYE OF THE CAMERA
BY K. O'DAKER
As a war criminal the British
and French are getting ready to
place the former commander of
Metz, General von Oven on trial.
It*s safe to bet Oven will get hot.
The Utah legislature has pass-
ed a law’ making it a crime to
smoke on the streets or in any
public place, f you are strong
on this “personal liberty” stuff
you will wipe Utah from your
itinerary and carefully skirt it
in your peregrinations.
Silks are advancing in price.
This would have meant, in
months of the recent past, a
scramble for the silk counters by
the proletariat; but at this par-
ticular time silks have about the
same appeal to the hoi polloi as
onions have to the young lady in
Last year Paw nee county, Ok-
lahoma. had more divorces than
marriages. Without knowing
the cause one should withhold
criticism of the Pawnee county
people. It may be they are adept
students of financial economy
and w’ere merely paving the way
for reconstruction work.
Samuel C. Trayner, until re-
cently in government service,
stationed at Mare Island, Cal.,
has just closed the purchase of
a number of residence lots in
Fort Stockton, in anticipation of
a rapid grow’th of the town im-
mediately following the striking
of oil in any one of the wells now’
in process of drilling.
A new subscriber to the Pio-
neer is Adam Hogg. Were we
to insert an innocent hyphen in
Mr. Hogg’s baptismal name and
then clearly enunciate the full
name at a meeting of our Bible
class, the superintendent would
at once start proceedings of
ejectment against us for the use
of profanity. And this is an
anomaly: the more Hoggs we
have to provide with the Pioneer
the more hog we will have to eat.
Governor Neff has signed a
legislative enactment prohibit-
inging cafes from using cracked
dishes, and requiring that all
dishes be sterilized after being
used. It is a good measure and
should be attended with a law
requiring the deodorization of
the butter ordinarily served in
cafes, and prescribing a penalty
for the serving of emasculated
milk under the guise of cream,
and immature chicks as fresh
France is going to avail itself
of German skilled labor in re-
building the devastated districts,
adopting this method as a last
resort. Sounds as though the
French are determined that the
Germans must pay the repara-
tions assessed, even though it
he necessary to provide work for
their late enemies, thus enabling
the latter to earn funds to can-
cel the indemnities. Amicable
adjustment seems in process of
Motion picture managers have
issued the edict that Clara Smith
llamon pictures are taboo, on
the theory that the pictures
showing the murder episode in
her career would put a premium
on violence. The pictures would
do nothing of the sort! But they
would, necessarily, be viciously
, salacious if they were of any val-
ue to the box office; and motion
picture producers have, at last,
awakened to the truth that de-
cent people will not spend their
money to see indecent pictures.
Tarrant county is making an
experimental growth of Peruv-
ian alfalfa under the supervision
of the county farm agent and
the first crop is now almost
' ready to cut, standing two feet
' five inches. The first cut, it is
said, will yield two tons to the
acre and four cuts will he made
this year. The alfalfa growers
in this county might materially
profit by making a thorough in-
vestigation of the Peruvian al-
falfa. Assuming that the re-
port anent the yield in Tarrant
county is not an exaggerated
one, the yields here on irrigated
lands, with climatic conditions
much more favorable, should be
considerably greater, even
though' the cuttings were limit-
ed to a like number. Any alfalfa
grower who is interested in
heavier crop production should
write to the farmer on whose
place the Tarrant county crop is
growing, C. C. Peters, Birdville,
Volume fourteen, number one,
will t»e found on the masthead of
this issue of the Pioneer. It
means that the paper begins
this week on its fourteenth year
During the time the Pioneer
has been filling the newspaper
field in Fort Stockton, it never
had a more promising future
than now, and if possible, we
page, six column, all home print
pap**r, and the equipment of the
printing plant that ranks among
the first in this section.
The Pioneer is for Fort Stock-
ton and the Stockton country—
the people know it and they have
expressed their confidence by
giving us a subscription list that
few pu|iers situated as we are.
can boast of, and there is an out-
side demand for extra copies
of the paper that we are unable
are more determined than ever to supply,
to make good, and give the peo- As an illustration of the de-
ple of Fort Stockton and sur- j mauds for copies of the Pioneer,
rounding territory a lietter pa- only this week, we received a
per, and with the continued telegraphic order from a Chicago
hearty co-operation of the citi- firm for 250 copies of March 25
zens and their liberal support,
will work to that end.
issue, also a telegram from a Ft.
Worth man for fiftv copies of
The management of the Pio-|the same issue. Only a few
neer, its Ixmrd of directors and weeks since, telegrams from Los
stockholders are interested in Angeles, Calif., Portland. Ore.,
seeing Fort Stockton and the Kansas City, Mo., St. Louis, Mo.,
Stockton territory build and de- Sioux City, Iowa, Chicago, 111.,
velop the ideal city and country, and Milwaukee, Wis., demanded
that nature destined we should of us 2,000 copies of a certain
be. We have faith in the coun- issue, one order being for
try and are ever ready to do our 1.000 copies. The Pioneer is
best to develop it. We know the also the only local weekly news-
people who have gone through ‘ paper that we have ever known
the hardships of frontiersmen of a news company to buy and put
this great Southwest will sue- on sale as it does the metropoli-
ceed in developing the rich lands tan magazines,
and mineral resources of this Now that we have outlined
section into one of the finest what the Pioneer has helped to
agricultural, ranching and oil do in the past in the way of en-
producing belts of the State. listing an interest in our town
During our connection with and country, may we not ex-
the Pioneer, we have witnessed pect your continued loyal co-
wit h a great degree of pleasure, operation and liberal support
the wonderful advancement ol during its fourteenth year which
the town, the irrigated farming, we believe is to be the greatest
the ranching industry and the development era in the history
oil development, and have had of the town and country,
the pleasure of seeing the paper You can count on the Pioneer
grow from a four page, five ccV doing its best to bring about the
unm, patent sheet to an eight greater development.
FORT STOCF, N OH EXCHANGE
GERST It GERST
FORT STO«TON. TEXAS
For a S^Sare Deal in
Oil leases, from one half mile of the producing wells to
any part of the county, in Kkure tracts and sections.
Price $250.00 to 50c per acre.
Royalties, Acreage in fee, and Drilling Contracts
Write or Wire for Prices and Locations
County maps with d*illing wells and locations stamped
Parts and Accessories
A Complete Line for Ford,
Dodge, Essex and Other Cars
When we sell you tires and they do not
prove satisfactory, it is not necessary to send
them away for adjustment. We make our own
adjustment right here.
We are in business to give you service, and
we are exerting every effort in that direction.
We want at least part of your business.
Dollars in Dodge, Essex, Hudson ind
Cidillic Cits, ind G. H. C. Trucks
Smyth-Freet Motor Co.
Mr. Farmer, the Fort Stock- TO THE VOTERS OF FORT
ton Chamber of Commerce wants STOCKTON INDEPENDENT
you as a member. The organi- crurxni
zation is interested in your wel-j oLnUUL. OI3TKIUT
farei It wants you to lend your We the undersigned having
help in advancing the things that the welfare of the Fort Stockton
will materially help you. It can school at heart, and having been
best do so by having your coun-
sel. A general meeting—a get-
to-gether meeting—Will be held
in the court house Monday night,
April 11. Mark the date on your
calendar so that you will not for-
get to attend. In the meantime
give a little thought to the mat
requested by the voters of the
district to become candidates for
the trusteeship of said school
district, have consented that our
names be placed on the official
ballot as candidates for such of-
fices, and we pledge you that if
elected, we will endeavor to run
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ters that you are persuaded, the school on a sound business
would redound to the benefit of i basis, with the welfare of the
all of us. pupils and the patrons of the
school at all times foremost in
The meat packers and their our thoughts in handling the
employees, as the result of a con- matters of said district.
T. L. PATRICK & SON
Dmlws In tha
BEST OF FEED STUFFS
Bran, Shorts, Oats, Corn, Cotton Seed,
Cotton Seed Meal and Hulls
OUR SPECIALTY IS PURINA
ference with cabinet members
Davis, Hoover and Wallace—sec-1
retaries of labor, commerce and j
agriculture— have averted a;
strike for the time being. Fol- j
lowing the announcement to!
abide by the agreement perfect-
ed, packers’ representatives said,
‘This will enable the packers to
adjust between themselves and
their employees all matters of
mutual interest;” and the em-
ployees’ agents said the agree-
ment is “a truce to prepare for
war.” The two views of the ad-
justment leave the principals in
an attitude that is best described
as satisfied but not contented.
SPECIAL USED CAR SALE
FOR NEXT TEN DAYS
Some bargains in good second
hand Dodge cars. Several Fords
worth more than we ask for
52-2t Smyth & Freet.
We frankly admit, bretheren,
that prohibition has its good
points. It furnishes a lot of
good newspaper stories.
Gotnrrh Cannot Be Cured
with LOCAL APPLICATIONS, m they
cannot reach the •< at <>r the di*eaae
Catarrh i* a local <1 !*»*»»*. rrratly In-
fluenced by constitutionV. ji .Ulona. and
In order to cure It you mi.n take an
Internal remedy. Hairs Catarrh Medi-
cine la taken internally and acta thru
the blood on the mucous s irfticee of the
system. Haifa Catarrh Medicine was
prescribed by one of the best phyitlcians
In this country for years, it la com-
posed of nome of the best tonics knowa-
comblned with some of th* best blood
purifiers. The perfect com M nation of
the Increments in HbII'h Catarrh Medi-
cine Is what produces such wonderful
results In catarrhal conditions Send for
F. J. CHENEY * CO., Props., Toledo. O.
All Drujrclsts. 7fic.
Hall’s Family Pills for oonrtlrtaflon.
Pecos & Ric
Local and Long Djst-«nc«
YOU! PATRONAGE SOLICITED
T. N. McKenzie.
Geo. C. Haseltine.
C. E. Flynt.
MISS DANIEL IMPROVING
W. H. Daniel of Leon Valley,
reports that his daughter. Miss
Murel, who is suffering from a
pistol wound, is improving nice-
ly and is now thought to be on
the high road to recovery.
The following relatives who
have been attending the bed-
side of the injured girl returned
this week to their respective
homes; L. L. Daniel, Galveston,
Linden Daniel and wife. Miss
Edna Griffin, Mrs. Madel Cole-
man, L. J. Honey, Brownwood,
Geo. T. Connell, Burney, Texas.
Mmes. Geo. T. Connell and Roy
Johnson expect to remain at the
bedside of their sister until her
Tryon Lewis bought the first
of the week from John S. Oates
a car of two-year-old steers to
be delivered April 2.
“Buck” Boren, who has been
waiting for the emergency tariff
on freight to become effective,
made his first shipment today,
of 210 cars of steers which he
will ship from his Pecos county
ranch to Kansas and Oklahoma
pastures, where they will be fin-
ished off for market.
THE ONLY WAY
to remedy the present scarcity of
houses in Fort Stockton is to
Build More Houses
We are not only prepared to fur-
nish you lumber for these, but
Oil Derrick as Well
LET US FIGURE WITH YOU!
Stockton Lumber Co.
Leader Barber Shop
Uutil thin tim thi* ban been tha onl\
barber thop on record which e*tend-
ed credit to it* cuatornera. But we
can’t go any farther that way. Too
many of our customer* are alow in
meeting their account*. So please
do not ask u« to carry your accounts
further. We can make a living as
barbers —if We are paid for the
work we do.
PERKINS A TAYLOR. Proprietor*
City Neat Market
A Horn* EnterpriN that
f«U that It is •ntitlad to
$2,000.00 IN CASH
Have a client who has $2,000
as first payment on alfalfa farm.
What have you to offer. See
The Idle Hour Bridge Club
met Friday, March 25th, with
Mrs. G. E. Furgason. Several
interesting games of bridge were
enjoyed, at the conclusion of
which it was found Mrs. Will
Harral had made high score
among the members and Mrs.
Arthur Freet high guest sco.o.
i’he hostess served a delicious
salad course. The next meet-
ing will be Friday, April 8, with
Mrs. Harry Harris.—Reporter.
Remember election tomorrow t
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Michelin Tubes were the
first built—25 years ago—
and they are still the best
to be had.
We need only to tell you
we have your size—you
know the quality and
prices are right
PACE & DENNY
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