The Electra Star (Electra, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 18, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 16, 1921 Page: 3 of 5
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LEVY TAX FOR
TELLS NEDD OF
J The city commissioners in special
'session Tuesday afternoon voted to
levy a tax of 15 cents on the hundred
valuation for the purpose o£ establish-
"ing and maintaining a public park in
Electra. A survey of the taxation re-
vealed the fact that the new levy
could be established without taxation
'•above the $1.50 limit which the corn-
A. Pharro G'agge, a landscape art-
ist employed by the chamber of com-
merce to work up plans for the park
submitted plans of the proposed park
to the commissioners, which showed
a beautiful arrangement of lawns,
shade trees and native shrubs. In the
south end of the park the plans call
for a swimming pool, wading pool
for the children, tennis courts and
playgrounds. The north end of the
camp site will be set, aside for a
tourist camp and tliq central part will
contain a minature lake and pavil-
The music pavilion, according to
plans, will- be twenty feet in diameter
and will be used as a speaker’s stand
also. The natural conformity of -he
ground in this portion of the park pro-
vides an excellent open air amphi-
theatre for large gatherings.
The establishment of the park in
the northeast- section of this city is
regarded as a large step toward
In'a .telegram to Congressman T.,A.
Chandler, 'of Oklahoma, Roy M. John-
son, a prominent oil man of Ardmore,,
Okla.,; vsets forth his tariff views us
’follows:* ^ .
“&ave just returned from a visit to
McAlester, and find a large percent-
age, of the coal mnes shut down and
thousands of nmers out of work'd.ue
to the fact that low price of fuel oil
as the result of Mexican imports is
causing the majority of industrial con-
sumers of coal to concert their plants
to oil All Texas lines of the Katy rail-
road are now operating on Mexican
fuel, displacing thousands of tons
of Oklahoma coal daily. The Santa
Fe railroad is converting the balance
of their system to oil, and they have
shut down all their mines in the Mc-
Alester district.. A local refinery has
FOR RENT,—Nicely furnished. rooms
• -with hot-’and cold-water and bath.—.
Sykes - Apartments. . - 14-tfc
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cleaning up that section of the town
and is expected to build up civic pride
in that locality. The old city lake
site has- been used by scatters for
several years, who threw up tempor-
ary shacks and~made this undesirable
as a residential section. The com-
missioners have‘recently extended the
water lines to serve the east side citi
zens and with the advent of the park
it is the belief that the east side will
soon become another dsirable resi-
FOR RENT.—Four room apartments,
equipped with bath, hot and cold
water. Close in—Sykes Apartments.
If you have any city property-to sell
list It with theKoIlman Land Com'
pany 7011/2 Indiana avenue, Wichita
Falls, Texas. 15-4tp
Now is the Time
TO MAKE A SMALL INVESTMENT THAT MAY LEAD TO IN
DEPEND AN CE '$■;
Many citizens of Electra have availed themselves of the opROitUpVigfess
ity to purchase a small tract of ^acreage out of ±he holdings--6f 'T^%®^|^
Three rooms for rent on pavement.
Close in. Phone 552. 17-lfcp
TO OUR PATRONS
Our business depends on your
prompt pay. — A. M. Blackman
We buy, sell and exchange new and
second hand furniture. wHl'^xchange
furniture for gas cook stoves.
E. F. RILEY FURNITURE COMPANY
No, matter what kind of battery you have
drive in and let us test it and refill it with dis-
tilled water free.
We carry a Willard Threaded Rubber Insula-
tion battery for your car in stock, no matter
what size or voltage.
The guarantee and reputation for service has
made the Willard the most popular battery of
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ELECTRA BATTERY COMPANY
Next door to the new Fire Station
just sold 100 carloads of fuel oil to
an Oklahoma railroad for 40 cents a
barrel, which is equivalent to a price
of $1.50 a ton for coal at the mines.
“Mexican crude, which is very large-
ly fuel oil, has absolutely demoralized
fuel industry. This accounts for the
fact that gasoline has not dropped in
price as fast as crude. Refineries are
now getting but one-sixth as much for
fuel oil as a few months ago, while
gasoline is bringing between 50 and
GO per cent of what it formerly did
at the refinery. Fifty per cent of the
mid-continent refeineries are now shut
“Import tax on oil would stabilize
fuel market and would allow cheaper
price of gasoline to consumer. Can-
adion government fosters oil industry
of that country by paying a liberal
bounty for every barrel of oil produced
in the dominion, as well as levying im-
I j port tax on refined products. Oil pro-
I 1 ducers of America do not ask for gov-
j j emment bounty, but feel justified in
j t demanding import tax sufficiently
| J high to allow thei 1 t, continue to op-
‘ erate. If present conditions are not
remedied it is likely to eventually re*
sut in majority of independent pro-
ducers and refiners passing into the
hands of bigger interests. Is it not
the ultimate interest of the consuming
public that independents should be al-
lowed to continue to operate instead
of being forced out of business by for-
Jt e Latlirop, of Ardmore, Okla., was
here the first of the week visiting at
the home of his sister, Mrs. J. O.
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Red River Oil and Refining Company, where the first deep test is
now being drilled on their 41,000 acre tract.
With the great Oklahoma fields to the north and the famousEldo-: /:
rado fields to the east and the Caddo and. Homer fields further
down the river this large tract of acreage lies in the very■he'art'df
the great Red River oil trend. Noted geologists who have made
careful investigations of this property are universal in the opinion
that it is ideally located, with reference to surrounding fields and
the soil formations. - -
Drilling is already under way. Gas and oil has been encountered in
the shallow sands in small quantities. The well is now down nearly
800 feet.' It will be drilled to 2,500 feet if necessary. -
There is no doubt about this acreage being given a thorough, test.
We are offering acreage surrounding this well in twenty acre lots*,'
' at the low price of from $5 to $10 an acre. Only a few higher- -
A small investment in this property might mean your fortune.
Nearly 50 of these traetS-have already been sold in Electra.
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TERMS:_One-fourth down, balance monthly payments. In case we do not get oil where we are drill-
ing you have the option to cancel your lease and receive stock in our company for amount of money
you have paid on your tract. , v..
GAN YOU AFFORD TO PASS THIS BY? REMEMBER WE HAVE ONLY A VERY FEW MORE OF THE
CHOICE TRACTS LEFT.
Red River County Oil & Refining Co.
In the Thompson Building-
COL. GEORGE F. THOMPSON, Director D. J. REYNOLDS............GeneraLManager
and Drilling Contractor an. experienced Capitalist and Oil Operator, Minneapolis;
Oil Operator, Electra, Texas. . Minn. ‘
A. T. BRYCE Sales Manager Home Office.
Formerly Secretary Chamber Commerce
and Oil Operator, Electra, Texas.
Ye Invite Your
You cannot work alone; we cannot
work alone, but working together in
harmony and understanding, and
building a permanent foundation, we
will emerge from all of our difficul-
ties with flying colors, into the full
enjoyment of real and lasting pros-
Security National Bank
JOHN BROWNLEE, Pres.
C. R. MILLER, Cashier.
R. p. PRINCE, Vice-Pres.
GEO. F. LEBUS
E. B. PRINCE
J. H. HOWELL
D. T. CROSS
R. B. MAGEE
G. E. McDAVID
THE OPENING OF
Armilda Hotel Building
— WITH —
A LARGE MODERN FOUN-
TAIN AND A COMPLETE
LINE OF TOBACCOS, CANDY
We will appreciate your business and cor-
dially invite you to inspect our place.
A. C. BLEDSOE, Prop.
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—Why go through the hot summer days m .misery,-
fering from the heat^when for a few dollars, you
get a wonderful comforter in du'r store.
—Emerson fans are considered: the -best-ph^t^
and we have all kinds and sizes at a Jan
ford. .. • . v - -
—Electric washers, irons and toasters will" aisoi! be v
derful comforts this summer.
you our big stock of electrical goods.
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' THE QUALITY STORE
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Stewart, W. C. The Electra Star (Electra, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 18, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 16, 1921, newspaper, June 16, 1921; Electra, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth893135/m1/3/: accessed April 25, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Electra Public Library.