STATES & CITIES: Kilgore Roundup

Where oil is struck, there is a boom. Where there is a boom there is easy money and to it flock swindlers, 'leggers, dope-sellers, gamblers, prostitutes and pimps. In eastern Texas last month oil began to gush out of Rusk and Gregg Counties (TIME, Feb. 2). Last week in Gregg County, the town of Kilgore and the nearby tent-town of "Little Juarez" had grown so rowdy, so full of wastrels and misconduct, that the Texas Rangers had to take a hand. Five Rangers came up from the Rio Grande, five more converged on Kilgore from other...

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