Benavides Facts (Benavides, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 28, Ed. 1 Friday, September 15, 1939 Page: 1 of 4
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ALL FORMS OF
De Leon Bldg. Phone 35
J. L. C. Beaman, Sole Owner
BENAVIDES, TE^AS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1939
‘An Epco Publication
Duval County Oil
The first full week of operations
following the 15-day shutdown of
all oil fields saw the completion
of 11 new oil wells in Duval Coun-
ty pools. Six new locations were
The Fitzsimmons, Longhorn
and Rancho Solo Fields account-
ed for two wells each with the Pe-
dra Lumbre, Hoffman, Blanch-
ard, Casa Blanca and Driscoll
Fields listing one each. Two loca-
tions each were registered in the
Southland and Hoffman Fields
and one in the Driscoll Field.
In the Longhorn Field, Long-
horn Drilling Co.’s No. 8-A Mill-
er flowed 103 barrels daily through
a five-thirty-seconds inch choke
with 1,560 pounds pressure on the
casing and 1,200 pounds on the
tubing. It is producing from 4,-
044-49 feet through perforations
in casing set on bottom at 4,051
M. M. Miller & Sons No. 14
Fee was completed through per-
forations at 4,037-47 and at 4,-
055-61 feet, for an initial pro-
duction of 87 barrels daily on a
five thirty-seconds inch choke.
Pressures were 200 pounds on the
tubing and 1,100 pounds on the
In the Fitzsimmons Field, Sun
Oil Co.’s No. 18 Brueggeman flow-
ed 113.35 barrels daily on a 9-64
inch choke on completion through
perforations at 4,301-08 1-2 feet.
Presures were 510 pounds on the
tubing and 550 pounds on the cas-
Circle Oil Co.’s No. 3 Mew was
completed for 78 barrels daily on
a 1-8 inch choke with 660 pounds
casing and 440 pounds tubing
pressures. Five and a half inch
casing set at 4,244 feet was per-
forated between 4,248 1-2 to 4,-
253 1-2 feet.
In the Rancho Solo Field,
Cox & Hamon No. 2 California-
Peters pumped 54 barrels daily
from casing perforations at 1,835
feet. Total depth is 1,862 feet.
Cox and Hamon No. 3 'Califor-
nia-Peters was completed 68 bar-
rels daily, pumping. Bottomed at
1,857 feet, it is producing from
perforations at 1,847-51 feet.
In the Driscoll Field, Contin-
ental Oil Co.’s No. 37-A Driscoll
flowed 245.47 barrels of oil daily
on a 1-4 inch choke with 735
pounds casing and 200 pounds tu-
bing pressures. Casing set on bot-
tom at 3,372 1-2 feet was perfor-
ated at 3,335-58 feet.
Continental No. 38-A Driscoll
707.2 feet southeast of No. 37-A
and 173.2 feet from the east line
of Section 449, is a new location.
Hiawatha Oil & Gas Co. had
made two new locations in the
Southland Field. They are: No.
2-A Southland, 466 feet from the
north line and 1,399 feet from
the east line of Section 17. Agua
Poquita Grant; and No. 16 South-
land, 1,399 feet from the east line
and 1,525 feet from the north line
of Section 13.
In the Piedra Lumbre Field,
Magnolia Petroleum Co.’s No. 35
Duval County Ranch Co., section
201 made 299.61 barrels daily on
a 1-4 inch choke through flow col-
lars with 125 pounds casing pres-
sure and 75 pounds tubing pres-
sure. It h£s sand at 2,126 to 2,-
138 feet/ the total depth, with
seven-inch casing set on top of the
Magnolia No. 37 Duval Ranch
is a new location 660 feet west
of No. 36 in Section 201.
In the Hoffman Field, Magnol-
ia No. 43 Weil jetted 50 barrels
daily from 10 feet of sand, bot-
tomed at 2,853 feet, the total
Magnolia No. 45 Weil is a new
location, 330 feet from the south-
west line and 2,310 feet from the
southeast line of Survey 496.
Continental Oil Co. staked loca-
tion for its No. 9 Collings, 660
feet southeast of well No. 5 and
330 feet from the northeast line
of a lease in survey 498.
In the Casa Blanca field, Trans-
western Oil Co. No. 27 Duval
Ranch flowed 60 barrels daily
through a one-half-inch choke
with 250 pounds working pressure
on the tubing and 310 pounds on
the casing. Total depth is 1,033
feet with five and a half inch set
on top of sand at 1,017 feet.
In the Blanchard of Muralla
Field, J. B. Blanchard’s No. 2 Parr
J. M. Momeny
J. M. Momeny was principal
speaker at the regular Thursday
meeting of the Rotary club. He
spoke on the subject “Know Ro-
Another part of the program
was taken by Dorse Richards,
football coach at the high school,
wvho spoke on the football pros-
pects for the coming season.
The program last week was un-
der the leadership of the Parent
Teachers Association. Mrs. R. L.
George was in charge of the pro-
gram. A quartette composed of
C. E. Keevert, JoJe De Leon, R. L.
George and Ghenie Morris' of-
fered several vocal selections.
Joe C. Netzer of Laredo, Dis-
trict Governor also addressed
this meeting. His subject was Eth-
ical Business Practices.
Dr. J. C. Gonzalez Jr., president
of the club announced that this
was a 100 per cent attendance
meeting. It was also attended by
eight visitors, Mr. and Mrs. R. L.
George aril Mrs. Inez Robertson
of Benavides, Rotarians Adame,
Haegelin and King of San Diego
and Rotarians Clary, and Thorp
6 Weeks Trip
Dr. D. E. Schultz returned to
Benavides this week after a six
weeks "Vacation trip. He visited
in San Antonio, Seguin and var-
ious other places of interest in
Dr. Schultz announces that he
is reopening his offices on the
second floor of the De Leon build-
Of District Will
Meet At Sinton
Wednesday the crack rifle team
of the Benavides Skeet club mo-
tored to Weslaco for the South
Texas Championship meet.
The team participated in e-
vents with clubs from Houston,
Corpus Christi, San Antonio and
other South Texas cities:
The team was composed of J. H.
Rutledge, Joe D. Vaello, J. R. De-
Leon and Pete Williams. Merle
West, sponsor of the team acted
Injured In Auto
Representatives of Future Far-
mers of America Chapters in the
Gulf Bend District will meet “in
Sinton Saturday September 30, for
the annual district meeting, ac-
cording to announcement made
Members of the Sinton FFA
chapter will be hosts.
The 16 vocational Agriculture
departments of the district which
will be represented are those at
George West, Beeville, Goliad,
Mathis, Odem, Agua Dulce, Alice,
Riviera, Benavides, San Diego,
Orange Grove, and Ricardo.
Sessions of the meeting will be
held in the Sinton vocational
agriculture building and in the
high school auditorium.
Vocational agriculture instruc-
tors of the district also will meet
in Sinton September 30. Fred Nor-
ris of Robstown, president of the
ag teachers’ association, will be
in charge of the program. A skill
school will be conducted by a pro-
fessor from Texas A&I college.
The program for the FFA meet-
ing will include formal organiza-
tion of the district, election of of-
ficers, and formulation of the
program of work for the year. Bill
Mutcher of Sinton, district presi-
dent, will be in charge with H. W.
Gist, Sinton FFA advisor, assist-
ing. Harold Joseph, president of
the local chapter, will direct work
of the Sinton group during the
day. A chicken barbecue luncheon
will be served.
Approvimately 100 FFA boys are
expected to attend the confer-
Mr. and Mrs. Cusceneo Oliveria
accompanied their son Junior to1'
Alice Monday where he boarded
a bus for Baton Ruge, La.
Junior will enroll as a student
in Louisiana State University.
Mrs. Ed Estes of Houston is
visiting her father Marciano Sa-
Gordon L. Norris of Bruni was
slightly injured Monaay night
when the automobile in which he
was riding crashed into the rear
of a State Highway truck about
seven miles from Benavides on
the Border-to-Coast highway.
Mr. Norris was on his way to lo backs.
Benavides and failed to see the
parked truck because of a blind-
ing rain that was falling at the
time. He received first aid treat-
ment for minor cuts and bruises
from Dr. Thelma E. Frank at the
Other cases treated at the hos-
pital were, Lavell Harvill, young
son of Mr. and Mrs. Sebron Har-
vill, who gashed his head Wednes-
day while playing around the
house. Two sutures were required
to close the wound.
John P. Harrison, Humble Pipe
Line, received treatment Wednes-
day for a mashed right hand
when it was caught between a
wrench and pump.
W. R. Hand, Frank Stice Dril-
ling Company, suffered a mash-
ed right foot when a cellar jet
fell on it Tuesday.
J. D. Bruston, Trinity Drilling
Company received a gashed nose
when the chain tongs broke and
struck him in the face Monday.
Opens Friday When
Eagles Meet Odem
The 1939 football season of-
ficially opened Friday for the
Benavides Eagles when they tang-
led with the Odem team.
Coach Dorse Richards is opto-
mistic about the team although it
is filled with inexperienced men.
Richards announced Wednesday
that his starting line-up was not
definite but it would be selected
from the following players, cen-
ter, Jessie Loos .guards, Couling,
! Schubert and R. Lozano,, tackles,
i Vera, Mendez and Stocxwell, ends,
F. Carrillo and H. Simms, backs,
I A. Molina, J. Canales, Tony Sa-
j enz, C. Gonzalez, Lefty Garza and
I Other players on the squad that
| might see service in the opener
are H. Olivera, center, M. Canales,
Ted Kent, E. Garcia and I. Gonza-
lez, guards, A. Canales, J. Stev-
ens, Bill Puckett and L. Ramos,
tackles, M. Little and A. Chapa,
ends, L. Canales and A. Escamil-
Will Be In Fair
made 35 barrels daily through a
seven-sixty-fourths inch choke
with 1,250 pounds working pres-
sure on the casing. | It is produc-
ing from 4,735-38 feet through
perforations in five and a half
inch casing set at 4,820 1-2 feet.
Approximatel 150 Texas
schools will compete in various
contests at the State Fair of Texas
as, October 7 to 22. Thes.e contests
will be under the direction of the
State Department of Education,
directly under the supervision of
Miss Edgar Ellen Wilson, assist-
ant State Superintendent.
Contest activities will begin on
October 11 and one or more will
be staged daily thereafter
through October 20.
As further inducement to the
attendance of Texas school chil-
dren all elementary students will
be admitted free on October 13,
and high school students on Oct-
Given By AAA
A home garden, so far as the
AAA is concerned, shall consist
of any acreage on a farm pro-
ducing vegetables for home use—
either fresh or canned, dried or
A recommendation to that ef-
fect was adopted here by the
State Agricultural Conservation
Committee, which was authorized
to draw up the rules in connec-
tion with proposed AAA payments
in 1940 to encourage family gar-
It wouldn’t have to be all in
one piece, but the sum of all home
garden patches on one particular
farm would have to cover at least
half an acre, before a garden
would qulify for the projected $2
Furthermore, at least 10 differ-
ent kinds of vegetables would nec-
essarily be grown in the garden,
and the area devoted to any one
vegetable could not exceed one-
third of the garden space, the
proposed rules read.
Jess Watson, vice-chairman,
said the state committee’s propos-
ed rules bore out recommenda-
tions made by J. F. Rosborough,
horticulturist, and Miss Johnnie
Camp, specialist in home produc-
tion planning, of the Texas A&M
College Extension Service.
13, Premont in Pre-
20, San Diego in San
With a recently revised schedule
other games carded for the Eagles
September 22, Falfurrias in
September 29, Lyford in Lyford
October 6, Mirando City in
October 27, Freer in Freer,
November 3, Open
November 10, Hebbronville jn
Hebbronville (night game).
November 17, Open.
Here This Week
H. B. Haegelin, County Agri-
cultural Agent, announced Wed-
nesday that 1,210 checks for Du-
val County farmers had been re-
ceived and were ready for distri-
These checks, totalling $28,812-
.89 are part of the Price Adjust^
ment Program for 1939.
Mr. Haegelin requests that all
farmers entitled to checks come
to the county agent’s office in
the court house and get them.
State Police To
Deaths In Texas
Department of Public Safety
officers today prepared to com-
bat pedestrian deaths with re-
newed activity as schools opened
over the state, shopping increas-
ed and public gatherings became
Recalling that the pedestrian
death list rose disastrously to 291
from last September to June while
1,335 others were seriously injur-
ed, state police warned that a
repetition of that toll is likely un-
less walking precautions are tak-
en. Seventy-four school age per-
sons were injured fatally when
struck down by vehicles in that
period. This, safety officials point-
ed out, shows the need for pedes-
trian drills among students, more
precaution on the part of parents
and increased pedestrian and
Preliminary to its autumn, win-
ter and spring campaign for pedes-
trian safety state police offered
rules for the walking public, vio-
lations of which have caused the
greatest number of deaths and
injuries. The rules are:
1. Cross only at intersections
and then only when the signal
light favors you and vehicular
traffic has cleared.
2. Look in all directions while
crossing streets and highways.
3. Discharge passengers at
curbs and have them alight from
the side- of the vehicle nearest
the curb. Discharge school chil-
dren at the curb on school sides
of streets so they will not have
to cross streets.
4. Do not stand off of curbs
but remain on sidewalks.
5. Face oncoming traffic when
necessary to walk on streets or
6. Pedestrians should carry
flashlights at night to warn ap-
proaching vehicles of their pres-
Five Inch Rain
Recently a new neon electric
sign was erected by Dr. Paul Ow-
ens, optometrist, located in the
Janszen building, Alice. Pictured
above is the new out door adver-
tising which can be illuminated
at night in colors. The sign mak-
an attractive display and points
the way for all out-of-town pa-
trons to Dr. Owen’s offices day
or night. Staff photo.
For Civil Service
In Near Future
Between five and six inches of
rain fell in and around eBnavid-
es Sunday and Monday. Although
water reached a depth of several
feet in low places damage was
The rain, which started Sunday
was a continuous downpour for
nearly 48 hours.
Crops suffered little with most
damage resulting to roads
throughout Duval County.
The local road to Freer was
damaged when several low spots
were washed out. Traffic had to
Although the Border-to-Coast
highway between Benavides and
San Diego was * under water in
two places for approximately one-
half mile, traffic was moved
through when highway depart-
ment workers places flares and
markers through the covered sec-
Water reached a high level on
Main street when it completely
covered the Tex-Mex railway
tracks. No damage was done to
Freer suffered a cloudburst
Monday and the latest Reports
show seven inches of rain fell
In State School
Job In District
The Texas State Employment
Service at Benavides has just re-
ceived announcement from the
United States Civil Service Com-
mission at Washington of many
new examinations to be given in
the near future for civil service
positions throughout the nation,
according to M. A. Johnson, inter-
viewer, in the absence of H. Q.
Full information concerning
these examinations may be had at
any hour of the day at the Em-
ployment Service, and anyone in-
terested will be cordially received,
stated Mr. Johnson.
Following is a list of announced
examinations: Student Aid in
one of the following, Agricultur-
al economics, agronomy, Biology,
Engineering, Foresty, Horticul-
ture, Range Management, Soils;
Junior Addressograph Operator;
Under Addressograph Operator;
Graphotype Operator; Senior Oy-
ster Culturist; Associate Agron-
omist (Forage Crops); Assistant
Agronomist (Cotton); Assistant
Pathologist (Corn Investigation)
Senior Plant Anatomist; Senior
Soil Physicist; Senior Aquatic
Physiologist; Associate Aquatic
Physiologist; Biochemist (Nut In-
vestigations) ; Pomologist (Fruit
Breeding) Pomologist (Physiolo-
Operated On In
Pedro Salinas, who was serious-
ly injured Wednesday while work-
ing with a tractor was rushed to
the Alice hospital and an opera-
tion was performed the same day.
Dr. J. C. Gonzalez Jr. who did
the operating reports that Mr.
Salinas was recovering and would
be able to return home soon.
Dr. Gonzalez aiso operated on
Antonio Martinez Monday in the
same hospital for appendicitis.
Mr. Martinez was doing very good
at the latest reports.
Mrs. Elijio Ureste was taken to
the hospital Saturday for a minor
operation and was able to return
to her home Sunday.
Miss Nile Ruth
Miss Nile Ruth Koester, gradu-
ate of the Benavides high school
last year and former drum major
for the Benavides school band
was enrolled early this week in
the Lutheran College at Seguin.
Nile Ruth was accompanied by
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. F.
Returning to Benavides Monday
Mr. Koester reports his first high
Seven new teachers have been
employed to teach in the Benavi-
des School District this year, it
was announced by R. W. Milli-
gan, supt. of the schools.
Miss Patsy Childers, June grad-
uate of Texas State College for
Women at Denton, is to be in-
structor of home economics at
the high school. She is the daugh-
ter of Miss Lela Childers of Tyler.
Miss Childers, who was vice-pres-
ident of the student body in col-
lege, majored in home economics
and minored in science. She was
a member of the Phi Upsilon Om-
icros sorority, Mary Eleanor Brac-
kenridge club and Mary Swartz
Other new teachers are Miss
Stella Lozano of Jourdanton, Miss
Clotilde Garcia of Mercedes, Joe
Canales of Benavides, Noe Jim-
inez of San Diego, Miss Lucinda
Bazan of, Falfurrias and Luz Lop-
ez Lira. All are graduates of A&I
college at Kingsville with the ex-
ception of Misses Lozano and Gar-
cia who graduated from the Un-
iversity of Texas.
Enrollment in the high school
totalled 208, with 915 registered
in the grammar schools. This is
approximately 100 students more
than enrolled in both schools last
year. Mr. Milligan reoprted that
he expected several more enroll-
ments later this week that were
prvented from coming in Monday
bcause of bad weather.
A special meeting of students
and teachers was held opening
day, when plans for the coming
school term and sectional meet-
Miss Madge Stanford, supervis-
or for the State Department of
Education in this district, has
been transferred to the Nacog-
doches district, it was announced | ings were discussed. County Su-
by Deskin D. Snow, Nueces Coun- 1 perintendent R. L. Adame and
ty superintendent. j Superintendent Milligan address-
Miss Stanford is being replaced ed the meeting. 42 teachers were
by E. E. Chamness, who received
a transfer from the Houston dis-
trict. Chamness will have his
headquarters at Kingsville, and
his territory will extend south to
include the Rio Grande Valley.
The changes are being made as
a result of the reorganization of
state government following veto
of certain appropriations by Gov.
W. Lee O’Daniel.
Duties of the supervisors include
such matters as checking on
school accrediting, state aid ap-
portionments and state depart-
In poultry, Texas has an in-
dustry that grosses around $44,-
000,000 a year, and the state has
come from nowhere in the na-
tional picture to rank fifth in
number of chickens, fifth in total. week at the plaza and the organ-
value of eggs produced, and . ization has been invited to play
eighth in value of poultry pro- Friday night on the Fiesta
School Band Elects
E. Garcia Pres.
At a meeting of the Benavides
High school band last week, Ev-
angelina Garcia was elected pres-
ident for the coming school term.
This is the second time that Miss
Garcia has served in this capaci-
Other officers elected were A-
dolfo Canales, vice-president, An-
gelica Garcia, treasurer, Marjor-
ie Bowling, secretary-librarian,
David Yaeger, manager and Jes-
us Flores, reporter.
C. E. Keevert is director of the
band with Pete Rivera assistant.
Approximately 55 students
make up this band. They will
play for all school entertainments,
football games and concerts. Their
opening concert was held last
duced for market.
, The industry, often forgotten
because of Texas’ predominance
in the production of cotton and
livestock, contributes an annual
gross, equal to the sale of a mil-
lion bales of cotton at eight cents
Texas poultry producers have
an investment of $13,000,000 in
their 24,000,000 chickens, and in
1938 took in $30,000,000 from sale,
of eggs, $8,500,000 from turkeys,
and $5,000,000 from dressed poul-
Director H. H. Williamson of
the Texas A&M college Extension
Service points out that this is a
creditable rating when it is con-
sidered that Texas is a long way
from eastern markets and that
most of the advance has been
made in the past 25 years.
“At the same time, if Texas
farmers are to get what they
should out of poultry, there must
be an increase in the quantity and
quality of poultry and poultry
products offered for market,” the
He quoted the 1935 farm census
figures showing that the average
production of hens on Texas
farms was only 53 eggs per hen.
Ester Romero of Hebbronville
is now making her home with
her aunt, Mrs. J. G. Garcia and
is attending the Benavides schools.
grounds in San Diego.
water experience between Sari Di-
ego and Benavides on the Border
to Gulf Highway.
On T. Mejia Home
Work was started Friday on
the remodeling of the home of
Tomasa Chavez Mejia.
This wrok, costing approximate-
ly $350, is expected to be com-
pleted within the next two weeks.
All materials for the job were
furnished by Ramos Lumber and
Miss Iona West returned to her
home Sunday after spending two
months in Mexico.
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