TEXAS: No Mourning for Electro

Even on the jumbo or Texas-sized map of Texas, the cattle and oil town of Electra (pop. 7,500) is hardly bigger than a fly's off-hind footprint. But to its mayor, a hulking, oil-rich, ex-circus roustabout named T. Leo Moore, Electra is the pearl-handled, goldplated, diamond-studded axle of the universe. When the Fort Worth and Denver City Railway threatened to have its streamlined Texas Zephyr blow through Electra without stopping, Mayor Moore began to paw dirt.

He paid no attention to the railroad's complaint that the town only gave it $15 worth of passenger...

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