Western Oil Derrick (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 3, No. 11, Ed. 3 Saturday, March 13, 1920 Page: 1 of 4
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Oil's Greatest Newspaper
Volume 3. Number 11.
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA, SATURDAY EVENING, MARCH 13, 1920.
Price 5 Cents.
TOWN LOTS MAY
HAVE OIL WELLS
WALTERS, Okla., March 13.—Leas-
ing of lots in the original town of
Walters has begun since the discovery
of oil in the west and southwest part
of town. Oil men hold to the theory
that the town is over the best oil pool
of Cotton county, so drilling will start
in the town limits in the near future.
Sykes and Pannel are drilling near
the Porter addition and the site of the
Blue Ribbon Oil and Refining company.
Blackburn and Allen are drilling on
locutions in 26-2-11, while Chapman
und company are drilling in 24-2-11.
DERRICK UP FOR
CANADIAN, Texas, March 13.—J. G.
Lyons of the Lyons Oil and Gas com-
pany of Okmulgee, has acquired an
interest in the Clarke Oil company of
Oklahoma City, which has started de-
velopment on the Hopkins ranch in
Hemphill county. Mr. Lyons and his
Meld superintendent, J. B. Brewer, re-
cently visited the holdings here of the
Clarke company. Drilling on the Hop-
kins ranch has been delayed but will
Btart work within two weeks. The
derrick is up and fuel and casing are
on tie ground.
Tke earnings of the Standard Oil
company of Indiana for 1919 amount-
sd to $34,504,415, or equal to 115 per
cent on the capital stock, according to
the report to the annual meeting of
the stockholders, which was held in
After payment of $7,200,000. in divi-
dends and an allowance of $9,796,624
for Federal taxes, there was a surplus
of $17,507,791, which was credited to
surplus, bringing the fund to $105,-
The dividends for the last fiscal
vear were $43,263,877, or 144 per cent.
Weleetka in Oklahoma a Good Place to Live In
BY DR. F. E. H1LSMEYER.
WELEETKA, Okla., March 13.—Weleetka is in Okfuskee
county near the ccnter of the old Indian territory at the crossing of
the Fort Smith & Western lailroad and Frisco line from St. Louis
to Fort Worth.
We have excellent passenger and freight service. The freight
division and shops of the Fort Smith & Western are located here.
The town is situated so as to have perfect drainage, and has a
fine system of sanitary sewerage; there are no swamps in the
The swift and beautiful North Canadian river touches the town
on the southeast. Fishing and bathing are great sports in this river.
We arc 1000 feet above sea level. The surroundiitg country is
beautiful, level, broken and rolling, making a great variety of
Our churches are well attended, all being served by fine min-
isters. Our schools are excellent; few better high schools in the
Health is good in this community; we do not have the extreme
cold of the porth nor the excessive heat of the south. Many chronic
deaseses, such as rheumatism, catarrh, asthma and hay fever arc
very much benefited here.
If you are contemplating a change, investigate Weleetka.
Weleetka is a fast growing town ; has almost doubled in population
within the last year.
The citizenship of Weleetka is far above the average the United
States over. Peace officers are not getting rich, as law breakers
This is a great farming, fruit and berry country.
Error in Survey
ENID, Okla., March 13.—Speaking
about luck—tho luckiest person in
Oklahoma, no doubt, is Mr. Metcher of
Garber, who owns the* land on the
northeast quartor of section 36-22-4w.
Metcher sold the royalty on the
south half of his 160 acres to Okla-
homa City parties, and in accordance
with its development program, the
Sinclair people intended to drill its
first well on the Metcher farm directly
in the middle of the 160, so it would
not have to offset it.
The surveyors made a mistake and
located the well, which is flowing 84
barrels a day, 4 feet and 8 inches north
of where they expected to locate it,
and Metcher therefore does not have
to divide his money with the Oklahoma
City parties. Peculiar things happen
in the oil game.
in section 10-2-5.
The Transcontinental Oil company
of Pittsburg. Pa., has representees in
Duncan and will likely become inter-
ested in the southeast territory of
It is reported that the Ingram Oil
company will soon start drilling two
wells on its acreage in section 10-2-5.
Duncan Petroleum company No. 2 at
the northwest corner of the city In
section 31-ln-7w, is drilling at around
250 feet, 300 feet south of well No. 2.
HAS RICH WELLS
Office over Weleetka Guaranty
M. G. MASON
(iiven to Real Estate,
Oil and < ias Titles and
Henryetta Get* Gushers
HENRYETTA, Okla., March 13 —
After going through 39 feet of sand at
2,127 feet, 27 feet of which proved to
be pay sand with a strong flow of gait,
Newman, Wilson, Bastable and Hawes,
drilling in the northeast corner of the
southeast quarter of 21-12-12, seven
miles east of Henryetta struck a big
flow of oil at 2.180 feet, and filled a
250-barreI tank in three and one-half
This find was followed by another
one within 400 feet by the Harbour Oil
company with a 1,400-barrel daily pro-
BURKBURNETT, Texap. March 13.
—Completions of rich wells continue
to make the Waggonor pool a center
of interest for Texas oil. Jhe new
wells are as follows:
Magnolia Petroleum company, No. li>
Hardin, 25 barrels.
Texas Burdett Oil company, No. 1
Evans, 600 barrels.
Lincoln, Brewer & McDaniels, No. 1
Allen, block 821, 400 barrels.
Langford, Staley & Chenault, No."™2
Brannon, block 89, 100 barrels.
W. G. Skeliy, No. 12 Waggoner, lease
B, block 87, 100 barrels.
W. G. Skeliy, No. 12 Waggoner, lease
8, 500 barrels.
Margay Oil company, No. 5 Wag-
goner, block 85, 150 barrels.
Margay Oil company, No. 6 Wag
goner, block 86, 125 barrels.
The Temas company, No. 33, L. Mor-
gan. 150 barrels.
The Texas company, No.' 35 L. Mor-
gan, 400 barrels.
The Texas company, No. 36 L . Mor-
gan, 200 barrels.
The Texas company, No. 24 S. L.
Fowler, 120 barrels.
Nixon & Touman, No. 1 Taylor, block
95, 250 barrels.
Wichita American Oil & Refining
company, No. 1 Taylor, block 96, 200
Townsend Oil company, No. 2 Mor-
gan, 200 barrels.
Texas United Oil company, No. 1
Evans. 125 barrels.
Volunteer Oil company, No. 1 Taylor,
block 96, 250 barrels.
Touman Oil company, No. 4 Wag-
goner, block 85, 150 barrels.
Burk Lucas Oil company, No. 3
Vogel, block 75, 200 barrels.
Howard Weber Oil company, No. 1.
Elsea, lease 1, block 88, 125 barrels.
Clois Green, No. 5, Taylor, block 98,
Bell Oil company No. 2 Taylor, block
96, 150 barrels.
Iowa Tex Oil company, No. 1 Taylor,
block 96, 150 barrels.
Jewell V Oil company and Marigold
Oil company. No. 2 Taylor, block 97,
J. W. Dyer, No. 1 Morgan. 150 bar
Godley Weber Oil company, No. 19
Brannon, block 83, 150 barrels.
Kansas Gulf Oil company. No. 3
Vogel, block 74. 200 barrels.
Kansas Gulf Oil company,
Vogel. block 74, 150 barrels.
Kansas Gulf Oil company,
Vogel, block 74. 600 barrels.
Up in Oil Flow
SHREVEPORT, La., March 13.—
North Louisiana fields during seven
days produced an average of 112.700
barrels of oil daily. The Claiborne
field for the period in pipe line runs
yieldod 75,500 barrels daily. Red River
Parish produced 13,800 barrels per day.
Texas Oil Fields
FORT WORTH. Texas. March 13.—
A wide strip of productive territory
has been added to the southwestern
side of the Desdemona oil field by the
development of the Mary Dunn we'l
of Jones into a good producer, accord-
ing to reports from the field. The well
was shot at a depth of 3.250 feet and
is flowing 100 to 150 barrels daily, al-
though the hole has not been cleaned
Several weeks ago this well first
struck oil at ^654 feet and shot over
the derrick. It quickly subsided, how-
ever, as it had ouly punctured an oil
pocket. The well was sent on down
to the lower Desdemona sand where
the shot was placed. It is more than
two miles to the southeast of the near-
est Desdemona wells and apparently
all the intervening territory will be
productive in the deeper sand.
In the Ilolleman shallow field in th«
northern part of Eastland county the
Parrack No. 2 of the State Oil corpor-
ation, which has extended the terri-
tory three miles to the southwest, haa
increased its flow to 250 barrels daily.
On the eastern edge of the Holleman
pool, the States big gasser on the I. C.
llarrell tract, which has been flow-
ing from 50 to 100 million feet of Has
daily for several months, will be deep-
ened in the hope of finding the oil
A two mile extension to the south-
east is the prospect for the n*w Dan-
iels district. The Somerville No. 1 of
the Associated Developers Oil com-
pany has reached the sand at 1,200
feet. . ^
For Sale 4P Acres, Archer County
(From Wichita Daily Times)
OF TERRITORY AROUND
THE WEST FORK POOL
Considerable development is sched-
uled for the near future in the terri-
tory neurtho WMt Fork pool. 11! miles
southeast of Archer City, which has
made a phenomenal record for its long
lived shallow production, according to
Frank Miller, who is interested in the
development of a tract in that section.
"Some of the shallow production in
this neighborhood can vie with any
other production in the company for
its longevity," says Mr. Daniels. "For
instance the wells drilled by Puffan-
berg and Miller in that pool, some of
them as far back as 1911, are still pro-
ducing as much as half of their initial
production. The wells are, of course,
small, not making in tho first place
over 12 to 15 barrels, but their long
life and the high price of oil makes
them an exceedingly profitable propo-
sition. The production comes from a
This forty acres is only 800 feet from a well
that is producing 16 barrels, and the well is
now over one year old. In buying this lease
you buy in the heart of production. The first
$2,000.00 buys it. v
S. C. ASHT0N,Owner
Room 228 Oil Exchange Bldg., 718'/2 Ohio Ave.
WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS. ?
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New and Second Hand
Bought and Sold
F. J. McKennia
I DUNCAN Okla., March 13. — The
high price of oil will result in the
i reatest drilling campaign in the his-
tory of Stephens county with the ad-
vent of spring. Practically every foot
of territory will undergo a test,
i W. M. Barron, president of the Mid-
get Oil and Gas company, was here
this week and announced that his com-
pany will drill No. 3 in 1-2b-5w. A star
rig will be used. The company has
two producing wells in that area, one
at 450 feet and the other at. 475 feet.
They propose to drill several other
| wells in that section and alsoi have
; acreage in 11 2s-5w, on which they will
begin operations in the near future.
The Magi.olia Petroleum company
has surveyors in the 2-5 country, lay-
ing out the six-inch line to that par-
■ ticular area.
| Work will be resumed on the Fowler-
I McBee well in section 28-2s-6w a string
of small casings being now enroute.
| The Lone Star Ga« company is drill-
ing at 1,150 feet In section 13-2-5. The
Texas ^comprny i« moving a rig to sec-
Tho Hoynton Oil company i* haul-
ing out materials for a rig in 22-1-5.
This company has also made a location
First National Bank
Condensed Report to the Comptroller of the Currency, at the Close of
Business, December 31, 1919.
Loans and Discounts $150,966.44
U. S. Bonds 34,850.00
Stock, Federal Res. Bank 900.00
Banking House, etc. 6,700.00
Five per cent fund 312.50
Cash and Sight Exchange 161,494.50
Capital Stock $ 25,000.00
Surplus and Undiv. Profits 10,238.03
Circulation . 6,250.00
.$355,772.93 Total _$355,772.93
The Above Statement Is Correct.—L. T. NEWLON, Cashier.
JOE McCUSKER, Prop.
Most Convenient Hotel
to Both Depots.
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Sample Room In
Boots and Shoes
Douglass-Bell Mercantile Co.
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Bisbee, Sumner T. Western Oil Derrick (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 3, No. 11, Ed. 3 Saturday, March 13, 1920, newspaper, March 13, 1920; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc152213/m1/1/: accessed January 16, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.