The Texan Times
April 9th, 1903
Oil in Texas
A New Age
Supporting Boom Towns
We are really happy with the progress of U.S, and the boom towns that are sprouting every because of the discovery of oil. Boom Towns are important, as there are many jobs offered and all important resources needed such as a home, money, water, etc. are available here Someone dare say that’s not true.”I am earnin’ so much as an oil factory worker in these boom towns that all this almost looks like a dream” says Mr. Rhynerson. Thank you so much for listening to what we have to say.
Against Boom Towns
Even though we’re happy to see the US progressing, we don’t like these boom towns we’re hearin’ ‘bout. First of all, the oil from nearby cities got has literally destroyed our whole North end of the farm. Do people really need to use those good for nothin’ automobiles? Can’t they just use a horse? “I almost got run over by one of those automobiles yesterday. It was scary”, says Mr. Joshi. Secondly, this big population is using up our water source! That is just outrageous! I hope you look into this matter. Thank you for listening to us.
Koffee with Kaz
Kaz: Okay Mr. Reed, how is life working in the factory?
Clell: It is a lot of fun, working the machines and getting drenched in oil.
Kaz: Is your job dangerous?
Clell: Well, of course! Anything could happen. You could lose your arm in a machine or even die.
Kaz: *Chuckles nervously* That's great! How did the oil industry affect your life?
Clell: It has opened many doors for me. It has paved the roads, built more schools, and has done more for me than any other industry and has made my life in the US better.
Kaz: Oh, I'm happy that oil has affected you in good ways! How has it affected your family?
Clell: The factory manager pays me enough money each month for me to support my family and there is still some left for my wife and children's entertainment. But still, my family is always worried that something might happen to me someday...
Kaz: I'm glad your family loves you and is worried about you. Well, Mr. Reed, that's it for today. We loved having you here!