Aransas Pass Progress (Aransas Pass, Tex.), Vol. 13, No. 18, Ed. 1 Friday, August 20, 1926 Page: 1 of 4

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Volume XIII
Number 1 B
Begin Running Oil in Humble
Pipe Line Early Next Week
-The first of the four 80,000 barrel
storage tanks of the Htumble Oil and
Refining Comlpany at Harbor City has
been completed and work is well ad-
vanced on the second one. The .com-
pany’s pipe line firpm the Laredo-Mi-
rando-Bruni oil fields to Harbor City
is practically completed and oil will
commence running thru it to Harbor
(j!ity the first of the week, it is said.
Most of the pipe line force has been
ordered to Beaumont, Texas. The
dredge Texas, has made fine progress
during the week in dredging connecting
channel with the government channel
and all preparations are being made
for the construction of docks and load-
ing racks.
The Aransais Pass, Ice, Light and
jpower Company have received poles
for the high line to transmit power to
| Harbor City' and work of placing new
^machinery qjod construction of the line
being push/d as rapidly as conditions
vill permit. ( e
Everything is expected to be in
readiness /to ship oil from Harbor
?ity within the next isixty days.
lAs Hjflimble Oil and Pipe Line Com-
j/s activities at Harbor City are
Feontingent upon developments of the
r South and West Texas oil fields the
following report of output for July
will be of interest:
' The daily oil production of the La-
redo district, composed of Webb. Za-
pata and Jim Hogg Counties, at this!
fime is close to 15.000 barrels per day,.
or, to be exact, 14.734.6 barrels. Ac-
cording to the monthly pipe line runs
report covering the month of July
just issued by Harry L. Fussier, com-
piler of scout report's covering the La-
redo district, some interesting figures
on Laredo district oil production is
pipe line runs for the month of
(aggregated 456,773.31 barrels,
reduction coming from a total
fo6 oil wells, and brings the grand
)tal production during the life of the
Laredo oil district up to July 31, 19256.
to 9,447,376.03 barrels. The price paid
for the oil, known as Mfrrando ;crude*
is /t.25 per barrel, although some of
the high-gravity oil being produced in
the district at this time has a much
higher price.
With a daily production of 14.734,6
barrels of oil from 456 wells tbe aver-
age production per well is placed at
32.3 barrels.
The report gives the following in-
teresting information on the different
fields of the district, the pipe line
runs for the month of July, the number
of wells iu each field and the daily
production of thees wells: Schott
Field of Webb Co. had total pipe line
runs of 29,143.94 barrels from a total
of 118 wells with a daily production
of 94Q barrels. Aviator Field of Webb
County had pipe line runs of 193,957.57
barrels from 11S wells with a daily
production of 6,256.6 barrels. Mid-
Ojuelos Field of Webb County bad
pipe line runs of 17,973.53 barrels frotth
59 wells with a daily production of
579.7 barrels. Wolcott Field of Webb
County had pipe line runs of S,236.SS
barrels from 25 wells with a daily pro-
duction of 265.7 barrels. Carolina-
Texas field of Webb County had pipe
line runs of 7.029 barrels from one
well with a daily production of 226.4
barrels. Cole field of Webb-Duval
Counties had pipe line runs of 21.1S5.5S
barrels from 10 wells with a daily pro-
duction of 683.4 barrels. Miranzo Val-
ley field of Zapata County had pipe
line runs Of 3,658.09 barrels from 17
wells with a daily production of 188
barrels. Henne, Winch & Farris field
of Jim Hogg County had pipe line
runs of 80,216.36 barrels from 76 wells
with a daily production of 2,587.6 bar-
rels. The Randadio field of Jim Hogg
County had pipe line runs of 95,372.36
barrels from 32 wells a daily pro-
duction of 3,076.5 barrels.
In addition to the information con-
tained in the pipe line report it is a
known fact that at this time the Hum-
ble Pipe Line Go. is building a great
tank farm at Bruni station in Webb
County and constructing an eight-inch
pipe line from Bruni to Harbor City,
near Aransas Pass, at this time laying
their mains through Duval County,
while the Magnolia Pipe • Line Co. is
extending its trunk pipe line from
the Luling field to their great tank
farm at Oiltom These pipe lines will
cause increased oil production in the
Laredo district to meet the demand for
Mirando Crude and eliminate most of
the oil shipments in tank cars on rail-
roads from the Laredo district.
It’s raining! Lord, isn’t that grand! The grass will be greener
the cows’ll get refreshing food; they’ll give more nourishing milk and
the kiddies will be healthier; the crops’ll grow, and everyone’ll be more
The sun is shining! Lord isn’t that grand! The world looks
glorious. What about that picnic on Ransom Island—a spin in the
flivver, a cooling swim, a day’s fishin’... Health in the air, joy in
every sk>ul, inspiration to do the work of a day in a cheerful spirit.
It’s ctoudy! Gee, Lord, isn’t that grand! How delightfully
cool. An’ the dust gone. A sprinlde of rain and then the sun will
come out... Oh, boy, there’s something in a cloudy day.
It’S windy! Lord, isn’t that grand! Listen! to her whistle. Watch
the germs fly. Good old wind—health—vigor—power—inspiration—
It’S daybreak! Lord, isn’t that grand! See that glorious sunrise
—good old sum—never fails—come on, boys, get busy.
It’s moonlight! Lord, isn’t that grand! Tranquil, soft, perfume
laden air—that little sweetheart waitin’ by the palms and oleanders
—oh gee, isn’t life worth livin’?
Mourning Dove Season Opens
November 1 in South Zone
half to tbe north of the Cole field in
In the Randado field Grayburg's No.
3 Well, Wheelock & Collins No-. 5 Pa-
lacious and C. O. Maddox-E. L. Smith
Oil Company’s No. 3 Palacious were all
completed in the regular horizon at a
little less than 1,300 feet and each is
estimated at 150 barrels on the pump,
adding 450 barrels daily to the field.
In the Bruni tracts extension of the
Aviators field there were .Seven com-
pletions, adding 2,100 barrels pro-
duction to that pool. Murchison &
Fain completed three on the southeast
quarter of block 13, the No. 5 swab-
bing 500 barrels a day and Nos. 6 and
7 each swabbing 400 barrels. Colum-
bia Oil Company completed its No. 10
Puig on block 77, swabbing 500 barrels
Rydal-Crown Central completed No.
16 in block 17 of the Bruni tracts,
swabbing 300 barrels. Associated Oil
Company completed the No. 2 on the
south half of block 44 good for 25
barrels and National Oil Company-
completed its No. 5 on; the east half
of block 43. good for 40 barrels.
The second gas well was the Asso-
ciated Oil Company No. F-2, estimated
at 35,000,000 cubic feet.
Thirteen completions in the Laredo
territory last week around the Mi-
rando oil and gas field-netted two gas
wells and 11 oil wells, one of the gas
wells, the O’Hern & Sea-cord in survey
174 of Duval County opening a new
pool and one of the oil wells, the Bark-
ley-Meadow-s and Morgan No. 1 King-
Harper in survey 323 resulting in an
important extension of a mile and a
Ocean Beach Driveway
Now Open via Aransas Pass and Port Aransas
to Point Isabel and Brownsville
For a real “Kick’’ Igo to Port
Aransas, - Corpus Christi Pass, or
Shell Bank on the—
and hook some Tarpon, Kingfish,
Mackerel, or Redfisli. Absolutely
the best fishing on the Gulf Coast,
"I i -
Leave Aransas Pass—
7:00 A. M. 1:00 P. M.
8:15 A. M.
9:30 A. M.
11:00 A. M.
2:15 P. M.
3:45 P. M.
5:00 P. M.
7:00 P. M.
Leave Port Aransas Same Schedule
Trains arrive and depart at
Terminal Railway Depot
If you are . going to Brownsville,
Rio Grande Valley or Old Mexico
use the—
via Aransas Pass. Cars transport-
ed across the bay by motor train
and ferry boat.
R. R. Rice presided at the meeting
of the Ohamber of Commerce Wednes-
day evening in tbe absence of both
President Scrivner and Vice President
The meeting was an informal one in
which various subjects were discussed,
but tbe principal theme was lack of
adequate hotel facilities to accommo-
date the traveling and tourist public.
The question of endeavoring to inter-
est parties in constructing a new
modern hotel was1 seriously considered
and the chair was instructed to place
an advertisement in some of the hotel
publications calling attention to our
dire need and the wonderful opportu-
ne yAransas Pass offers for profitable
hotel investment. Chairman Rice ap-
pointed Julius Hoffmiann to act with
him in the matter.
There being no particular business
to came before the body, adjournment
was taken until the regular meting
next Wednesday evening.
Tbe announcement of the Humble
Pipeline Company that it would build
an eight inch line from Kemper, mid-
way between Best and Big Lake, to
McCaimey, 48 miles west, to connect
its Upton-Crane County lines with the
Kemjpier-Company trunk carrier, and
the approaching completion of various
tests in the Crane-Lfpton area, featur-
ed a week of important (developments
in the San Angelo district.
Completion of Humble’s big con-
struction program will place that com-
pany in a dominating position in West
Texas, as it has the only through
pipeline from the West Texas field to
tidewater on the Gulf of Mexico. Pipe
is on the ground for the Humble’s
combination flour and six-in. line from
McCamey, in Upton County, north
through tlie Upton-Crane area. Tbe
line will be carried from McCamey to
the Humble Oil and Refining Com-
pany’s No. 1 Ricker in Section 5,
Block R. Ulpton County, which is1 shut
down at 2,057 feet with a hole full
of oil waiting for pipeline connections.
From there it will run through to
section 36, Block 30, University land
in Crane County, where Humble has a
55,000 barrel tank ready to take oil
from tlie Gulf Production Company’s
No. 1 McElroy and the Magnolia Pe-
troleum Company’s No. 1 University,
between which two producers the tank-
age is located. Humble’s No. 1 Ricker
is about a mile -south of the Dixie Oil
Company's No. 2 Hughes, which is
still, producing better than 1,900 bar-
rels daily, and is tbe best; well in West
Texas outside of the Reagan County
field. Two 55,000 barrel tanks are be-
ing erected at McCamey, and they will
form the southern and western ter-
minal of the Crane-Upton and tlie
Kemper-MeCamey lines respectively.
Drillers made good progress in the
Sigmund well this week, reaching a
depth a title below 1950 fet with for-
mations showing some gas. The con-
tinuous blue shale a*nd gumbo with
boulders and sand looks good to the
“With the exception of the reverse
levers on the engine breaking down
ohe day, everything is going good,’’
said Mr. Sigmund. The driller, Mr.
Meyers, expects to 'be coring from
the 2,000 foot level. The oil sand
we will try to find on this structure
lies between 2100 and 2210 feet. Ev-
erything is looking good at present.”
As some are already anticipating tbe
dove season by oiling and otherwise
putting their old fusees in order it
will be well for them to consider the
season -and not get mixed on the time
schedule of the north and south zones
The season on mourning dioves extends
from September to October in the
north zone which runs north and
west of the I. & G. N. and T. P.
railroads from Laredo to San Anto-
nio, to Austin, to Longview and to
Texarkana. The season on mourning
doves extends through November and
December in the south zone which
runs south and east of the I. & G. N.
and T. P. railroads from Laredo to
San Antonio, to Austin, to Longview
and to Texarkana.
The season and bag limits are de-
fined by the Game, Fish and. Oyster
Commission, as follows:
•You mtust not kill or possessi at any
time antelope, mountain sheep, wood-
cock, wood duck, egret, or other plume
bird, pheasant, turkey ben jor dioe
You must not hunt -from motor,
boat, sail boat, airplane, automobile
or boat under tow; and must not
hunt atnight with any sort of light
or lantern.
You must not buy or sell (or bar-
ter) any game bird or animal.
You may kill at any time, in any
number, English sparrows, rice-birds
and blackbirds, buzzards, crows, owls,
hawks, woodpeckers and rabbits.
Open season—not conflicting with
either state or federal laws:
. North Zone—North and West of I.
& G. N. and T. P. railroads running
from Laredo to San Antonio to Aus-
tin to Longview tiol Texarkana.
South Zone—South and East of I.
& G. N. and T. P. railroads ’-fining
from Laredo to San Antionio io Aus-
tin to Longview and to Texarkana.
Wild Bear—North and South Zones,
November 16 to December 31.
Buck Deer—North and South
Zones, November 16 to December 31.
Mourning Doves—North Zone, Sep-
tember and October; South Zone,
November and December.
Wihitewing Doves—Both North and
South Zones, August and September.
Wild Ducks—Of all kinds, (except
wood ducks), geese brant, snipe, gal-
linules and mudhens, North Zone,
October 16 to January 31: South
Zone. November 1 to January 31.
Prairie Chickens—Both North and
South Zones, September 1 to Septem-
ber 10.
Quail and Mexican Pheasants—
North Zone, November 16 to January'
1; South Zone, December 1 to Jan-
uary 16.
Wild Rail—(other than coot andi
gallinules), wild black-bellied plover
and golden wing plover, and yellow-
legs, both North and South Zones,.
September and October.
Red Fox Squirrels Sand Gray
Squirrels—both North and South;
Zones, May, June and July, and No-
vember and December. No restric*-
tions on squirrels in DeWitt, Cald-
well, Gtuadailupe, San Saba, Mason,.
Gillespie, Llano, Kimfble, Menard,.
Comal, MicOullough, Briown, Kerrr
Burnet, Mills, Schleicher and . Ed-
wards counties. Open season Id An-
gelina, Cherokee, Hardin, Liberty,.
Nacogdoches, Dallas, Rockwall, Tylerr
Jefferson, Orange, Jasper, and New-
ton counties, November and December
Wild Turkey Gobblers—Both North,
and South Zones, November 36 to De-
cember 31. Wild turkey season
closed until November 16, 1930, im
Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr, Willacy-
Kenedy, Brooks, Kleberg and Nueces-
Bag Limit
Bear—one in a season.
Deer—two bucks in one season..
Must have three points or more.
Doves—15 in any one day and not
more than 45 in any one week.
Ducks, snipe, plover, yellow-legs^
gallinule, or mudhens, 25 in any one
day and not more than 50 in a week,,
the daily and weekly limit counting:
all varieties.
Geese and brant, four in any day
or 12 ■ in any one week.
Quail and Mexican pheasants—12
in any one day or 36 in any one
week, counting all varieties.
'Squirrel—10 in any one day except:
in Angelina, Cherokee. Hardin, Lib-
erty, Nacogdoches. Dallas, Rockwoll,
Tyler, Jefferson. Orange, Jasper and;
Newton counties, which have b£g lim-
its of 5 per day.
Turkey G-obblers—3 in one -season,.
Federal law prohibits the hunting
of migratory birds between sunset and;
one-half hour before sunrise.
Hunting licenses for the season of
1926-27 can be obtained from the fol-
lowing in this section:
W. E. Tedfiord. Aransas Pass.
W. E. Warirck, Aransas Pass
J. E. Cotter, Port Aransas
J. H. Mills, Rockport
Arthur Curry, Rockport
J. Ed Moore, Rockport.
Wash Hunt, Portland
A- A; Jemmer, an employe of tlie
Huimble Oil and Refining Company
at Texas' City, was in Aransas Pass
this week the guest of H. W. Evans,
Suiperin ten dent of construction of the
Humble Oil and Refining Company’s
activities tat Harbor Ciity.
“I am thoroughly enjoying every
minute of my stay.” said Mr. Jemm'er
"as it lias been a long time since I
have not had to wear boxing gloves
to fight mosquitoes. The gulif breeze
is delicious and I sleep like a baby.
I am delighted with Aransas Pass
and Harbor City.”
Ocean Beach
General Manager
Brownsville, Texas
General Agent
Aransas Pass, Texas
Phone 174 : ; v!
Crawford W. Robinson, an employe
of tbe Aransas Pass Icjk Light and
Power Company, had a. narrow escape
from death just before noon today
when ike formed a circuit between a
live wire and the new engine that is
being installed to furnish power for
tlie Humble Oil and Refining Com-
pany at Harbor Gity. He 'was stand-
ing on top of the engine when re
came in contact with the wire and
received 220 volts that knocked him
to the floor. He was given profession-
al attention at; quickly as possible and
is now considered out of danger. His
hands were badly burned by the con-
Judge J. R. Smith, of Austin, deputy
game, fish and oyster commissioner,
arrived in tbe city -too day on business
connected with the department. He
was accompanied by Mr A Smith,
daughter, Jewel and son, Austin, and
his niece, Miss Ruth Seargeant, of
Bertram, Tex. They expect to enjoy
a few days of fishing and recreating
before returning.
Judge Smith was a candidate for
Congress against Blanton in the 17th
district, and while he was not success-
ful. he -succeeded in reducing Blan-
ton's majority over 3,000, which was
more than any other candidate had
ever accomplished.
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Mrs. W. E. Bumgardner, an employe
of the City Laundry, was seriously in-
jure-d Thursday evening by having her
left hand caught in an electric wringer
The hand and wrist were badly crush-
ed and while it is quite posible the
hand may he saved, it will leave her
seriously crippled. She was taken to
a hospital at Corpus Christi where she
will receive the best of care.

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