Western Oil Derrick (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 13, Ed. 1 Saturday, September 25, 1920 Page: 2 of 4
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WESTERN OIL DERRICK, SATURDAY, SEPT. 25, 1920.
Western Oil Derrick
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SUMNER T. BT8BEE. Editor.
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circus a tremendous success, the
driver fathered his lines and shouted forcefully
to his reliable horses: "Slide."
The six bin horses stiffened. Each pulled with
the other. 1 he six never faltered. All moving in
unison, the wagon moved. Team work won.
1 earn work always wins. No industry can suc-
ceed without it.
Team Work Always Wins
OIL operations or any kind of activity will win
with team work. No business can succeed
without it. The famous baseball teams win
by superior team work. And, perhaps the best
illustration of successful team work was observed
in this town a few days ago.
It was at the circus. Ringling brothers showed
in Oklahoma City. At ten o'clock at night, thous-
ands of people swarmed out of the big tent. On
every hand was a busy scene. Big white horses,
powerful monsters, were harnessed in teams of
four and six, ready to haul the huge wagons to
railway cars, that the show might appear in a
A driver sat high on a seat of the wagon that
Was loaded with 12,000 pounds of equipment. The
driver gave the word, the horses stretched into the
collars and were ready to put the big load into
Wheels of the wagon had sunk into sand nearly
to the hub. As the great Percheron horses stif-
fened to their task, the wagon failed to move, but
something else did. Those powerful hnimals!
pulled the double-trees along, but the wagon re-
mained imbedded in the sand.
Did the driver get excited and swear? He did
not. He halted the big team of six horses which
weighed 12.000 pounds, the same weight as the
load. He slipped to the ground, hunted up other
•quipment, attached the stuff to the wagon, and
climbed to the big seat.
With team work in mind as the one element
Creek Oil Money
SOMF. years ago the government compelled
the Creek Indians of Oklahoma to accept al-
lotments of land. Formerly the land had been
held in common by the tribe. Rut Uncle Sam
thought he had a better way of handling the situ-
ation, so he forced each Creek Indian to take a
small tract of land.
Some of tin* Indians did not want to accept
the land. One of them said the land was "no dam
good for crops." He probably told the truth.
Hut the land was divided just the same, and the
Indians were placed on small farms, some of
which never had a plow turned on them.
Then something happened. Oil men came [ ♦
along and leased some of the land. Oil gushed i
forth; a mineral yield made so much money that1!
the Indians forgot all about food crops.
Just how many Creek Indians of Oklahoma |
have become millionaires from the oil that poured A
forth, and still pours forth, cannot be learned, but] I
a few names might be mentioned in connection}?
with the subject, since many of these Indians if
bought freely of Liberty bonds and war savings X
Here are a few Creek Indians who have casli l
resources, mostly Liberty bonds, to keep the wolf I Y
away from the door:
Jackson Harnett $4,000,000
jeanette Richards 400,000
Susie Bacon 350,000
Mollie Davis 325,000
Sandy Fox 325,000
Maley Fier 300,000
Hie list could be made much longer if one had
the time to look up the records and talk to the
bankers who handlle the funds.
And—the Creek Indians still own the land.
Their golden income shows no signs of coming to
With each new subscription to the
Western Oil Derrick
A large wall map of the Texas and Oklahoma oil fields
has been prepared by the Western Oil Derrick, and a copy of
this map will be sent to each new subscriber who remits $2.50
for a one year subscription to this paper. The map is a very
handsome one in colors, shows the different oil fields of Okla-
homa and Texas, has charts showing the different formations
in colors, and is a valuable possession for any one who is
interested in the development of the crude oil industry.
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IN STATE AND NATION
BY X. RAY
Cox money is becoming more plenti-
ful In Wall Street betting circles, but
the odd* demanded on (ho Democrutic
nominee are 3 to 1, Bo that little is be
log put up
A wager of |200 against $280 wai
made that Harding -will receive 200,-
000 more votes in New York stato
thsn his Democratic opponent.
Whilo betting on the presidential
/j their home states seeking to be re-
elected and aiding in the national
cutnpaign to place their own party In
In view of the present-day cost of
living, ig the United States paying Its
legislators a sufficient salary—$7,500
a year, or $20.50 a day? This is a
matter which Is giving a number of
the members of Congress food for
Tho business of being a legislator1 thought. They see the salaries of
has increased enormously within the other men increasing; they see op-
put up to date. One man, a Harding
supporter, has wagered $200,000.
last decade in the United States. Un-
til recent years a man could he a
United States senator or member of
the House and conduct his private
business with comparatively little dis-
advantage. But all that is changed
election in the financial district has ; now. Congress is in session almost
been light so far in comparison with 'continuously. When the members are
other years, it is estimated that be not in Washington, as in the case of
twoen $W©,000 and $400,000 has been the present summer, they are out in
portunities for material success
around them gobbled up by others.
Put, on the other hand, they know
the demand of the country for econo-
my in government. They fear that an
attempt to bring about%an increase In
pay for themselves would be vigorous-
ly attacked outside of Congress.
Nevertheless, an effort to ohtain an
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would not come as an entire surprise J he will have to put up $1,000 or even
in th(! next session of Congress,
the first place, the national caifipaign
will be behind the members, and they
will not have to think of the political
effect of such a move. The present
salary of a member of Congress seems
quite sizeable until the member is
forcod to make up his budget of ex-
Washington is not a cheap place in
which to live. The cost of food, of
lodging and of clothing in the National
Capital is as high as other cities in
the country—higher than in some. The
fact that a man is known to be a sen-
ator or a representative lays him open
to excessive charges frequently. His
bills are expected to be paid promptly.
A member of Congress must make
some outlay in the matter of enter-
taining his constituents when they
come to Washington. If he happens
to come from a nearby state he prob-
ably will have a lot of entertaining of
one kind or another to do. In addition
to this, he is practically compelled to
put some money into his campaign for
Tenomlnation and re-election—if he
desires to continue in Congress.
A member of the House has to
stand for renomination and re-election
$3,000 in one way or another to keep
himself in the limelight in his district#
The senators are better off in one way
than the members of the House; they
have to stand for re-election only once
every six years. But, on the other
hand, a senator has to cover a whole
state in his campaign for re-election,
while the member of the House must
cover only his congressional district.
So there is not much advantage one
way or another.
* • *
At present Uncle Sam Is paying an-
nually in salaries $3,782,500 t0 its 435
members of the House and 96 mem-
bers of the Senate. The government
also has to pay several delegates and
commissioners from the various pos-
sessions of the United States at the
rate of $7,500 a year, which would in-
crease the total somewhat. This does
not include the mileage bill, which
runs into several hundred thousands
of dollars. Each senator and repre-
sentative receives so much to bring
himself and his family to Washington
each session of Congress and to take
them back home. Salaries and mileage
of Congress, therefore, run to over
four million dollars. Each member
MM employes, clerks and secretaries, and
«. 'hey have to be paid by the govern-
In the old days the Senate used to
,be known as a "millionaires' club."
There wore many men of wealth in it
—thought it was hardly fair to charge
that it was a millionaires' club. There
have always been poor men of great
ability In the Senate. But today, es-
pecially since the popular election of
senators became the order, many men
of moderate means, some of them with
practically nothing beyond their sal-
aries, sit in the Senate. Some of the
members of the Senate and also of
the House are wealthy, but they are
the exception, not the rule. They are
men who made their fortunes prior to
election to Congress, or who have
managed to continue their outside
business while in Congress.
Way back in 1789 Congress passed
a law fixing the compensation of mem
hers of the Senate and of the House
at $0 a day—find that only for the
days upon which the member attended
sessions of Congress. This law pro
vided that the member of Congress
should be allowed $6 for every twenty
miles of travel by the usual road from
his home to 'he capital and a like
amount when he left the capital at
the close of a session to return to his
home. A member was paid even if
absent from his desk in the Capitol, if
h« were detained by illness.
In 1818 the compensation of the
members of Congress was increased
.to $8 a day of actual attendance. It
was in 1856 that Congress first adopt-
ed an annual rate. The law of that
year authorized the payment of $6,000
for each Congress, or $3,000 a year.
There was still a reduction in com-
pensation if the member did not at-
tend the sessions, unless his absence
was due to illness.
once every two years. It may be that of Congress is allowed two or three
The annual salary of the members
wag advanced to $5,000 a year in 1866,
with a mileage rate of 20 cents a mile
to and from his home. In that year
the salary of the Speaker of the House
was for the first time advanced be-
yond that of the other members. It
was fixed at $8,000.
On March 3, 1873, Congress put
through the so-called "salary grab
act," increasing the members' sal-
aries to $7,500 a year. The passage of
this bill caused an uproar throughout
the country. So savage was the at-
tack that in the following year the
act was repealed and the salaries be-
came again $5,000 a year. They re-
mained at that figure until 1907, when
they were increased to $7,500, the
present figure, and the salaries of the
Speaker and the vice president were
made $12,000 each.
THE POPE COUNTY'
My lease hounds have b?en
in hot pursuit chasing a wild
cat up and down the hills and
hollows of Pope County, Ar-
kansas, near Russellville and
finally located him on a struc-
ture about 8V2 miles northwest
of the city. We started our
drill to tame the cat. At 1785
feet we heard him mew, 1910
feet we heard him squall. We
think it will only be a few feet J
deeper until he strikes the oil;
then it will come to the top,
and all that are interested will |
have a chance to pet the cot. j
For a few days only I will
offer at a very low price some
acreage with 10 years lease;
no rentals for three years, and
then ten cents per acre. So 1
if you are interested you will
have a chance to catch one of
the kittens. If interested come
to Russellville, Arkansas, or
wire or write.
x It is said there are 7,629,000,000
barrels of oil in tho United States
fields^-a sufficient supply for 20
years at the present rate of consump
tion. World deposits, 60,000,000,000
barrels, enough for 168 years.
Cities Service will spend about ont
million dollars on the reconstruction
of its refinery at Ponca City in addi-
tion to dismantling the plant at In-
dependence and moving the equip
ment to Ponca City.
Skelly oil earnings for July amount
ed to $543,862 not including refining
income. This compares with $498,350
Want ads cost little, but bring bis
results. These little ads can be
at trifling cost, and at big profit. The
want ads are generally read. The
want ads get the money. They sell
leases. They bring seller and buyer
together. Once tried, always used.
Western Oil Derrick want ads cost
only 60 cents an inch and are read by
thousands of people. These little ads
bring the money. Ask the men who
have U3ed them.
When to Buy an Oil Lease
In Oklahoma the Time Was Five Years Ago
In Kansas the Time Was Four Years Ago
Sa Texas the Time Was Three Years Ago
In NEW MEXICO THE TIME IS NOW
CONSIDER THESE FACTS:
endowed U°f ^ ge0,0gicaI structure* lo be found >n the country are in Southeast New Mexico. Eminent geologists have been over this field and have
HAVE 1 HF. OIL. Many showings of oil have been found in water wells and seepages for years. Now they are finding oil in some of
there"anlTsee^it ' ° me y Rainbows but they are actually BAILING OIL. What better proof could there be that there i« oil in this field? You can go
I "P1* '* ?etl,'r®LeXcenR' Many companies are drilling. They are spending thousands and thousands of dollars. One big company alone,
y connec e wi e tandard Oil, owns over a half million acres of leases and i« drilling four wells If it looks good to them, doesn't it look good to you?
huo.Vnr^if'^'^TiT I FAnFLS ^AND BURKBURNET1 DID YOU BUY at $1.00 and $2.00 an acre ? They were bought for that price, and later sold for
p s. ert wi c more Rangers. There will be more Burkburnetts. And Southeast New Mexico promises to be the next.
Where, in the Whole United States, Can You. Find a New Field That Has
Such Splendid Indications As Southeast Ntw Mexico?
SEEING IS BELIEVING—You can see the oil in Southeast New Mexico.
"Pioneers in the New Mexico Field"
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