The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 14, 1930 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, July 14, 1930
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JULY l-l, 1030 Bf;YT5EVIt,LE. (AKK.) Gains Forhino, in Oil OIL HEIB5 Ann R. Gordon's Career • Outrivals Boy Iierf;rs t. Horalio Algier ; Ev NTA Smlcr ! DALLAS. Texas, July 14.— 1'lie! .••mall-town toy who went forth to ' conquer the world and came home tolling in wealth hus nothing at all ' ai Misr, Ann B. Gotdon. Her story reads like one prancd Ijy iloralio Al^er only. In cuse.. the liero Is a girl liutead of a boy. I and it has been fact, no', fiction. Ten years ligo Miss Gordon set { fcrlh from the diminutive town-ol i l-'lal Creek, Tenn.. lo s;e what she tould do In the way of making a rnrluiw. Today she Is president of lir-r own ; oil company, has a forttine worth ' at least S3.000.000 and Irlds oil i lands and leases that promise to | make a. «ood deal more than thai ! foj lie: in the next few years. "The Royalty Queen of Texas." I as sh» is called, has Just returned from a visit to the old home town. Plat Creek, which has jiist about 1000 inhabitants, turned out en j ma.sse io greet her. There was a j family reunion with her father and I mother, three brothers and four sir.-' ters Joining In, and a big lime was I had by evesyoue. ' Now Miss Gordon ] is sack at work, ready lo push the ] Job of turning oil leases into cash. | Grew Up. As Firm Girl j Turned to Really and Oil I Miss Gordon grew up in Flat j Creek as a .farm girl, one of the teveh children of Co'.onel and Mrs., R. D. Gordon. Her first venture i Into the business world was a real estate dealer. The real estate game in a town that small is never very exciting, and in 1920 she decided to go lar- ther afield and sse what she could do. She came to Texas, and open- I'd a. real estate office here. The post-war 'real estate boom was on an-i her business prospered. Then she began lo nollce vast sums of 'money that were being made in the oil fields. She made a careful study of the situation, and finally invested 530,000 that her iwil estate deals had made her in the great Van oil field. in a short time this investment WBS proved a. wise one. Ten 'oil • wells have been brought in, producing fr'm 10,000 to 50.000 barrels of ai! daily. And there are yet CO ] more location^ to be drilled on her j property in the near future. SUe has also organized the Ann B. Gordb'u Oil Go., Inc., and directs all of Its activities as its president.' In addition, she has" taken a 40- acre lease in Brown county and has brought In six producing wells on 11. Miss Gordon does not talk much about )ier 'Success. When she is with close" friends, however, she Is fond of (elJlng of some of Ihe freakish incidenls that have marked her business career. Has Both Proftl«l and Lost in Unusual Urals Once, when she was still in Hie real estate business, she closed a deal and counted on a large commission. To her disappointment, 1 iComtnurd Fi'ora Page One) or and Die co PAGE THRCT. A 75-Pound Bouncing Baby Ann. Gordon is shown above in a cluseup, and, below, among some of lier oil wells in. the "downtown bection" «f Van, Tex. Directs Cadets At Louisiana U. however, she was unable to collect it. and in the end had to be satisfied with a 'collection of second-. hand furniture. She had no earth- use for it. but she took it because it seemed slightly better than nothing at «ll. Some time later she disposed ol it by exchanging it for a leas* on a. section of almost worthless land in west Texas; and when a prospective purchaser appeared she gladly sold him the lease for a dollar an acre. Then, Jater on, she discovered that the. land held oil and that she could have realized $64,000 for her lense. That's one of her anecdotes. It represents one of the few occasions when she lost out on a deal. To balance it, there is the story of the time when she tcok a lease on a I — real estate deal. The land was not ready had lasted A veteran -ot Mexican horde fighting and thft Svorld War Major Troy' if. Mlddletoni above ot the 29th 'Infantry, U.^S. A;,', has 600 Years Old Pound In Swedish Church STOCKHOLM, (UP)—A six huh- rtd year old crucifix, the oldest in Jweden, has been discovered hang- ng behind' the organ in the ancient hurcli of Gj-ansjo, in the northern province of Gextrikland. Th crots has just uhdefeone a thorough repair at Ihe hands of an exi>er here, and has been .subjected lo Imiy by the. government, antlquarl an, Sigurd Curman, who determin ed iti age. It will henceforth oc cupy a prominent place th th church. ' ' | llnsllv disposed i tracls let. 1 Farm 1 ; Supplant Froti I IFI Eastern Arkansas today crs view spreading cotton fields : whore within their ovn easy recollection only frogs nnd sunken lived j In th depths of the shaded back- i.Mcis itncl tangled undergrowth, ! u-id the change has been brought • alxiul not by any gradual shifting ! r.f niiliirf'.s wuys. but through [>ro- ] per Ifglslaiive provision, vast en- i glnccrlnb f-nrs, the Investment of up 'suirdsoi 55U,000,000 In capital—nnd | the vision of a little Handful or ' men. ' Modern historians following the ! trend away fioni the exploitation | ! o! individual heroes und seeking 10 ' it-cord Ihe turning points In prog- i ic.-s and change, not as episodes al; iribiuabh' to the leadership of In; dlvlduttl.s, but as minor incidents In ' a vast complex scheme of things, will Mud it difficult In recording the history of Eastern Arkansas' I reclamation to pass lightly such name's as n. E. Lee Wilson, T. J. Muhun. Chas. Lowrance, J. T. Cos- tcn, S. E. Slmoiison, Wilson Btirch- fleUi, J. L. Willluinr.. n. C. Rose, C. E. Sulli-ngcr, O. M. 'Fairies', L. L. llldlnger and others wlio caught thfe vision a quarter of a century ago or have been instrumental In carry, ig it forward to today's perfection, ame lire engineers, some are com- isstonersy some are property own- rs, und some nre attorneys and igislative leaders. They have all v "tr part. ••••^•M . ;.ioi|j|)l County today prac_ ically every acre ot ground, with the exception of the small strip ylng between the Mississippi River end the St. Francis Le'vce, is embraced, in one or more -of the drainage districts, and with the reclamation of this vast area land, the population has auto- nil T. Coslun ami ollicra • orgnnlstcd a small diuiu[,|;(. project under Ihc i.ld law iicictrd In 1891. At Ihat thin il if law wits very crude ijiid ilrrd llif nviOMincnl to be juld in one dme ami rpqulrrd Hip ; niiilrac-iw |o lake cerlinoMPi ! :i^:ilii v l t':n'fi s«|Hir:ilp (jarc?) • 01 I nun iif Ijnj, wlili-h c:oiwlliui?d (i lii'ii upon iiu> land. This law was Milicrjiedcil by nn enactment In 1!WJ and uiutf-r till; ctiuclmenl Dhtl-Ji!' N'o. V was organized, Its bondi amounting to 3135.000 aiul v;cri ( sold to nilnlit-rliolt & Co., ol f.prlnglli'ld. 111., in l%7, teinij Ihe liisi b' is>i:i> sold here to icgu- l:ii' k'.iul Iniyi'is. H v.ns not until 1009 Hint- the prrr.fiu law. tirnftril <lurlng the llt- Kl.v.ioti over dlsirlvls right mid lime in Ihls i-Guitly by |)]0])impnls of lh.^ ini-iiMiip licir in conjunction with ntiitrncys nnd puijlneera In oilier (•i.imiii's. v.ns hiiij'.liu-ed by Sm- :iinr Tuim-r ul Cialxlu'nd county and p:iss'-il :i>i thr Turner Drnln- of the enterprise Li apportioned ac- IHl renting lo 'Hie benefits and 'collfcl- <•(! Tiko la xps. ponds may b> Isstifd by Hie dlslrlcl, to mature within 'M yeais. A few districts in HIP .-,m<> ihjt' nlc not r)rganl?,?d under t ih gen-' i-iul law hnve hem formed ly th 1 i-namiiPiil of special or Incal W'" In ths state legislature, but 90 p»? Pfnl of llift drainage work done i llin state 1ms been accomplish :d under the provisions of this lav;. There were 326 typhoid vaccine shots given at ihe local otllce uf the Mississippi Counly hcallh unit ..... In continuing the clinics being held"-" tliroiiRlroiu the county because cl the recent several caser.e of Ihi', disease, licprcsentalivcs oi Ihe I'cnnvyl- vonln game commission nre nov; working In new motlcn picture' maleilal dealliiK with wild niilia.,! life In Hie slale. Cutc litlle rasrul, Isn't he? Baby Albcr!. who weighed IS-pouuds in. ill Ih. is bhov.n here In his first picture wllh his mother. I It's the iivonlh child born In a yp.irs to Venus and Adonis,, veteran ilppcs of the Memphis. Tcnn., xoo, an<l Ii vnlticil at SMOfl Mothor ind son are doing nicely, tlmnk you. he best examples of drainage Icg- .lalioii In this country today. In this county, while the organ- /atlon of districts Kight und Nine n !!Ki8 was Ihe battle ground over he u'htile drainage question und he turning i>o!nt in the Improve- ment, as well us being Instrumental In bringing nbout the present drainage law, these districts were not the first drainage Improvements in this county. Early Law In;ul<quu(p Dark in 1502 R. K. Luc Wilson. 'liii-: la» uuiluirl/.-i.s ri)imly cmirl li CFl.ililMi dniliiagv dhtrlcH up f'l; i^liUtiii nl ihrsc or move own ITS cif rial properly within ll:r liiojw.M'rt (IKlrict. nnd ijlVfs clvctil: ruiir:.-. jiiiHdlclion over districts c.hii'li rinljiarc Inntl In more lilul) uru- i".tnnly. ' : Af'.<r a pbn of drainage 1.-, for- :mi;atftl ;ind the ilistiicl bountUt- ri-.M :irr tlrfini'd by an engineer np- |i:iinlul by the courL, a inibl!'; !iKii-i!ig Is hrltl nnd the tUnlricl If •".inlilivlird If llic court finds the project Mil bp of benefit to thn properly owners. The district must be rsiablLshed II petition for II'Is iniidr at Hie hearing by a ninjorlty 01 Llic landov-'ncrs In number, ncrc- PKC or value. The ofllc(:rs of the dlslrlcl are t.hrcc commissioners appointed by the court .although the selection may bo determined by petition from a majority In value of the landowners. The final plan of.Im- provement wnik. 1'stlinntc of cost and assessments of damages iind beiiFllt.s Is nmde by the coinmls sinners, subject to review by the court at public hi'.irlnx. Tin.'-cost THE HAPPY MED IU M between going ther* »nd wtjling (litre ii telephoning. Quicker ind cheaptrttiin going. Friendlier ind etiier than writing.-Try il lodty. matlcally Increased. The number of farms in [he past decade alonu increased from approximately 6,000 to approximately 10,000. Tlie pop ulalion of the. county has increas ed 41 per cent according to the las census, and something over 22 pe cent of the Increuu. 1 ill the-entire suite may be found In Mlsslsslpp County. Of the whole Eastern Ar Kansas section, Mississippi and Criltenden counties have benefitted from drainage more than any other county, and the uveiagc cost to the Individual property owner has been around S10 per acre, distributed over a period ol 20-odd years-. Ninety per cent of the drainage work, in the state has been accom- plislied under the provisions ol the Turner Drainage Law, the passage of which was precipitated by Hie [or permission to sell SIOO.COO com- j furore occasioned In Mississippi moil stock but asked in an amend- j County .over, the organization of ed petitio'n .permission Vo'•.•*!) $50.- | districts eight and nine, and .'Which 000 preferred. • - " ' -is generally one of In a scientist it's Accuracy . LIT^TLE'JtOCK, July 14.-cUP)— ! An ; amended permit whs issued lo Ihe 131 horado Investment- companj- by the stale securitit.s department today. The company Ijad applied i been appointed by the \VarlMpart riient a« conini'a'ndSlit "o[ cadefS'av. tolilsiana Slate University.' IU succeeds ' Majof ,'.. WllljanT \E. Braiigher. transferred to'Jeffer-: ' Birracka, St. Louis. supposed lo be worth much but she held on to it; recently a 9000-barrel well was brought in near her hold- Ings, nnd her land has become worth »'• big sum. She has not sold it, but is planning lo drill it herself as soon as she finishes developing her olher holdings. Miss Gordon's home-coming was made a great occasion by Ihe town- pecple of Flat Creek. The town (Continued From Page One) ' a week continued Sunday in six southern slates, the temperature in central and northern central slates showed a substantial drcp. In Chicago a drop of 36 degrees in 24 hours caused residents to complain of the chilly weather and to get out their top coats. It was impossible to check accurately the amount of damage caused by the six day heat wave turned out to greet her and made but it was estimated it will run of her visit one ol the big events in its history. "Miss Ann." as she is familiarly known, has never married—all her life she has been too busy wilh business affairs to worry aboul love. LITTLE ROCK, July 14. (UP>- Mlss Emma Schader, 60, was fatally Injured here yesterday by a. negro hit and run driver who was later arrtesled with two. companions. A charge of manslaughter was filed against Lee Bell, who was also charged with operating a machine while intoxicated. Into hundreds of thousand dollars. An unofficial tabulation gav? 173 dead for the week from heat prostration with many others ill. Scores dr:wncd trying lo escape the heat. St. Loupis, where the temperature remained abovs 100 degrees for six days, reporled 51 deaths. Atlanta Cools Off ATLANTA. Ga.. July H (UP) — The word "cooler" appeared in Ihe official weather .forecast for every southern stntc tcday and millions joined the weattar man m the prediction. A prcceptible drop in tempera- Pfople of Blythevllle are rclig- ture occurred Sunday over widely iotis despite the heat. Tne Second j scattered sections with showers of Baptist Sunday school yesterday rain. « Ivid. the largest attendance ever The total dead from heat in Known 111 that congregation and | Dix!.i was more than 25. Memphis the pastor, the Rev. E. Z. Newsom, i led wilh IB clealhs and Atlanta baptized 41 converts who asked to reccrded five. join thU church in n recent revival. Ttw baptltfng took place at Lone Oak Sunday afternoon. HOT SPRINGS. July H. (UP) — Joe eKams, 22, died today of a broken heck received while swim' fling he«r here yesterday. Kearns struck a submerged raft while riiv- The highest known temperature was 113 degrees at Columbus. Miss. Jackson. Mi's., recorded 100 nnc Memphis 103. HOT SPRINGS, July 14. (UP)— The Clarence Saunders store here was robbed of $1,600 early today The robbers gained entrance b: (.tattering the glass In % roar door" When your laundry GOES SLUMMING" • » Don't Expect It to Come Back Untainted I Sending the weekly washing to a private home, in a questionable neighborhood, may have serious consequences. Dangerous diseases may be carried back on clothes that are apparently clean. Don't gamble with health! 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