The Fort Stockton Pioneer (Fort Stockton, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 20, Ed. 1 Friday, August 12, 1921 Page: 3 of 8
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—The New Oil Town!
Located 15 miles east of Fort Stockton on the Orient railroad, four miles from the heart of the oil field.
Fort Stockton is 20 miles from the oil field, consequently the refineries, well supply houses, machine shops, dis-
tributing point for oil companies operating in the field, homes of employees and many other things that soon
make a city, will all be located at GRANT.
The fertile soil and artesian water surrounding GRANT should lead to extensive farming. A vast territory
from which to draw. On the highway from Fort Worth to El Paso.
THERE IS NOTHING THAT WILL BUILD A CITY AS RAPIDLY AS AN OIL FIELD
Ranger, Eastland, Burkburnett, Breckenridge and many others grew from country villages to modern cities in
2 or 3 years time. Lots advanced from $200 to $10,000 in 3 years.
The Grant Oil Corporation, the largest operators in the field, are backing GRANT. They have extensive hold-
ings surrounding GRANT and own the pipe line right-of-way to GRANT. They have purchased sites in GRANT
for refinery, machine shop and well supply house. Where can you place your money for safer, larger and quick-
GRANT HAS NOW STARTED ON ITS RAPID GROWTH
Choice business lots, 25x100 feet, $75. One-third cash, balance 1 and 2 months. 10 per cent discount for all
cash. These prices good for a short time. Wire or mail your order at once. Will reserve for you the best busi-
ness lot at the time your order is received.
GERST & GERST, Fiscal Agents
Fort Stockton, Texas
Auto Nail Line.
(Daily Except Sunday)
J. E. MOORE, Proprietor
Leave Monahan*.. 7:00a. m.
Arrive Ft. Stockton. .11:30 a. m.
l^ave Ft. Stockton 1:30 p. m.
Arrive Monahan* 6:00 p. m.
One Way ............*4.60
Round Trip ............ H.00
NEW CARS- GOOD SERVICE
that the present grading rules eral of these projects. The cure j
are rigidly and technically ap- for the present marketing diffi-
plied, as is frequently the case culties in the alfalfa sections of,
on declining markets, it is im- the southwest would seem to be i
possible under the mo>t idea! along better standards and their!
conditions to produce “choice” impartial applications, say the
grade alfalfa. 'marketing specialists.
The presence of a weed, aj nnwn
blade of grass or a bleached stem ”11 KU.\ .nAhhs 1SUIWJ
will prevent a bale from grading) T. P. Hickox, charged jointly,
“choice,” and it is practically im-, with his father, T. F. Hickox,
possible to obtain any hay which with murder of Lamar Schrier
I is entirely clear of any of these which occurred at Rankin on the
things. Considerable hay is I night of July 20 while a dance
bought ami sold on this grade, was in progress in a garage
however, but the use of it, and there, was released from the
sometimes also of the grade No. Tom Green county jail Monday,
In Aldrich we double-
cross a master mind
The irrigated areas of the
southwestern United States can
produce a high market grade of
alfalfa hay, but there are sever-
al different problems that must
be solved in order to profitably
market the hay, say specialists
of the bureau of markets and
crop estimates, United States de-
partment of agriculture.
The first step which has a di-
rect bearing upon the marketing
of alfalfa is baling. The rain-
fall in the southwest is exceed-
ingly light during the hay mak-
ing season, and for this reason
much of the hay is baled out of
When hay is baled from the
windrow in sufficiently green
state to save all the leaves it
cannot be baled tightly because
of the danger of heating and,
therefore, shippers frequently
experience considerable difficul-
ty in loading the cars with the
minimum weight for which they
pay charges. Hay which hus
been stacked and allowed to dry
can be baled more compactly,
but in baling stacked hay many
of the leaves shatter off because
of the dryness. According to
the application by many inspect-
ors of the present grade rules,
this hay is of a lower grade than
when the leaves cling to the
stems, notwithstanding the fact
that the leaves may be contained
in the bale.
Bleached hay, together with
weeds, causes considerable tro-
ble in marketing alfalfa. It is
well known that alfalfa hay is
quick to bleach when exposed to
bright sunlight, but there is a
wide difference of opinion as to
just the amount or nutriment
that is lost by bleaching.
Commercial grade rules, how-
led in part on this
ever, are base
in these sections contend
too much wei
factor. Producers and shippers
light is given the col-
or factor in the present commer-
cial grades for alfalfa and not
sufficient weight to its feeding
Pram investigations rtftwtly
1, causes the shipper a heavy
j The specialists believe that
I commercial grades for any kind
of hay should be made so that
physical limitations in produf-
| tion and preparation will be
properly recognized, and that
jsuch grades should be uniformly
applied, and not influenced in
iany manner by the state of the
Most shippers in the irrigated
sections seem willing to handle
hay at a gross profit of $1 per
ton if the chance of losses on ac-
count of rejections could be elim-
inated. The rejections are most
always based on the claim that
the hay is not up to grade, but
occur almost entirely upon a de-
clining market. With only the
meager protection against this
practice and resultant loss, fur-
nished by inspection services
maintained by the trade organi-
zations of the various markets,
he is compelled to increase his
margin of gross profit to $2 or
$3 per ton.
When the producer notes the
wide difference between the
price paid for his hay and the
price quoted at the adjacent
market, he feels that the ship-
per or dealer is taking advantage
of him and is making a large
profit. The producer's desire to
share in his supposedly large
profit is one of the principal
causes of the co-operative wave
that is now agitating southwest-
ern alfalfa growers. When this
desire is stimulated by an en-
thusiastic, prospective manager
it seems to be not a very diffi-
cult matter to form an organiza-
tion of producers to ship and
Co-operative market associa-
tions can no doubt market their
own hay as advantageously as
the individual shipper, provided
their manager is as well trained
and possesses equal experience
and business ability, but they
are sure to meet with the same
marketing difficulties, and will
have just as many rejections
and losses which must be deduct-
ed from the proceeds of their
Many of the irrigated sections
of the southwest do not ship
more than from 2,000 to 3,000
cars of hay each yegr and this
business is in some instances div-
ided between two or three ship-
who also conduct other bas-
in connection, thus great*
upon furnishing bail in the sum
Young Hickox was granted
bail at the habeas corpus hearing
before Judge Dubois Saturday.
T. F. Hickox, who is alleged to
have fired the shot which ended
the life of Schrier, was denied
bond by the district judge at the
habeas corpus hearing. Mr. Hick-
ox, through his attorney, F. L.
Snodgrass of Coleman, gave no-
tice of appeal of the habeas cor-
pus to the Court of Criminal Ap-
peals at Austin.
The $2,500 bond under which
young Hickox was released from
custody was signed by the fol-
lowing persons as sureties: Will
Nix, William Schneeman, Jr., J.
W. Lawhon, and J. R. Keeling.
Young Hickox was bound over
to await the action of the next
grand jury, which convenes here
on September 26.—San Angelo
An optimist is a man who be-
lieves he will live to see peace in
EVERY MAN OWN
Newr York. August 6.—New’
York was introduced today to
the postage meter—a machine
which makes every man his own
The machine operates on a
principle similar to the stamp
cancelling machines, as the let-
ters are run through it, a square
about the size of a stamp is print-
ed in w’hich appear the words,
“U. S. Postage—Paid 2 Cents.’
When the register shows the
user has stamped as many let-
ters as he paid for, the machine
stops and has to be taken to the
postoffice to be reset.
THE STATE OF TEXAS
To the Sheriff or any Constable of
You are hereby commanded to sum-
mon George G. Bradley, by making
publication of this citation once in
each week for four successive weeks
previous to the return day hereof, in
some newspaper published in your
county, if there be a newspaper pub-
lished therein, hut if not, then in any
newspaper published it) the 83rd Ju-
dicial District; but If there be no
newspaper published in laid Judicial
District, then in a newspaper publish-
ed in the nearest district to said 83rd
Judicial District, to anpear at the
next regular term of the District
foart off Peeoe County, to be boldea
at the Court Houee thereof, in Fort
Stockton, on the 1st Monday In 8op-
tember, A. D. lftl, Urn sassy bring
May, A. D. 1921, in a suit, numbered
on the docket of said court No. 1457,
wherein Garrett J. Van de Berg is
plaintiff, and George G. Bradley and
Ben Van de Berg is defendant, and
said petition alleging that on or about
January 1st, 1921, plaintiff was law-
fully seized and possessed of the fol-
lowing described land, and premises,
situated in Pecos County, Texas, hold-
ing and claiming same in fee simple,
to-wit: Section No. Six (6), in Block
No. 11, Cert. 8-1603. H. & G. N. Ry.
Co. grantee, containing 640 acres of
land, more or less.
That on the date last aforesaid defen-
dants entered upon said premises and
ejected plaintiff therefrom and un-
lawfully withholds from him the pos-
session thereof to his damage in the
sum of *2,000.00: that the reasonable
annual rental value of said land and
premises is *2,000.00.
Prays for judgment of the Court,
for citation, and for judgment for the
title and possession of said described
land, and a writ of restitution, and for
coats of suit, and all other costa in
equity or in law that he may be en-
Herein fail not but have before said
Court, at its aforesaid regular term,
this writ with your return thereon,
showing how you have executed the
Given under my hand and the seal
at office in Fort .Stock-
&qs»* "ss&tss E&ALffiS&liSS a IT
TALK ABOUT dime novels.
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THEY 8ENT Jim down.
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TO TEXAS to investigate.
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80ME OIL wells there.
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WHICH THEY might buy.
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IF JIM said OK.
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AND HE was to report.
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BY WIRE in secret code.
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NOW—ENTER the villain.
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A SLIPPERY crook.
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GOT WIND of it
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AND TRAILED Jim down.
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COPIED OFF his code.
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AND BRIBED a boob.
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IN THE telegraph branch.
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SO THE crook could geL
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THE EARLIEST word.
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AND CORNER stock.
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AND WORK a hold-up.
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IT LOOKED like easy coin.
• • •
BUT JIM got wise.
AND THREW away his code.
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AND WHEN he sent,
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THE FINAL dope.
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HE FOILED the villain.
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THE MESSAGE just said.
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AND HIS directors knew.
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THAT ALL was well.
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WITH THOSE oil wells.
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FOR OIL men know.
THAT "CHESTERFIELD” means.
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V/1 OU*LL know you’ve “struck
I it rich” when you discover
Chesterfields. Yourll say “they
satisfy.” A wonderful blend—
the pick of Turkish and Do-
mestic tobaccos—put together in
the Chesterfield way — that’s
why “they satisfy.” And the
Chesterfield blend «an not be
Did you know about thm
Chmetorfimld package of 10?
Liggett & Myim Tobacco Co.
City Property, Alfalfa Farms
FORT STOCKTON. TEXAS
EAR «AI VBY W. RAND JONES, H. G. N.
r V1% O tXLsEt utKD IN THfe PECOS RIVER FALLS!
Surveys 19 in Block 7, and 1, t, 6, and 19 in Block 9, fronting an Pams
Rivur In Pacos and Raavaa counties. Also, thy following aurvaya
in tha valley of the Pecoa River, entirely in Pacoa county, from
5 to 10 milaa aouth of the river, Not. 96, 97, 97, 49, 47. 49, 66, 90,
61, <9, 76 and 199 in Block 11; and Nee. 97, 9* and 41 in Block it.
All these lands are under lease for oil, gaa and mineral purpsoas and
any sale of some will bo made subject to a
EUGENE CARTLEDGE, Austin, Texas
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Rose, G. W. The Fort Stockton Pioneer (Fort Stockton, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 20, Ed. 1 Friday, August 12, 1921, newspaper, August 12, 1921; Fort Stockton, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth848237/m1/3/: accessed February 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .