'Lone Wolf'' Gonzaullas, Texas Ranger by Brownson Malsch

By Brownson Malsch

"I went into plenty of fights on my own, and that i got here out on my own, too!" acknowledged Captain Manuel T. Gonzaullas of the Texas Rangers. consequently his nickname. In "Lone Wolf" Gonzaullas, Texas Ranger, Brownson Malsch describes Gonzaullas’s profession, first as a huge within the Mexican military after which as an agent of the U.S. Treasury division, prior to he joined the Rangers in 1920. even though expert as an "old-style" Texas Ranger, Gonzaullas was once an early recommend of clinical crime-detection equipment and was once instrumental in establishing the state’s first sleek crime-detection facility. His many circumstances integrated the Santa Claus financial institution theft in Cisco, the recognized court burning and lynching in Sherman, the race riots in Beaumont, and the Phantom Killer episode close to Texarkana. Following his retirement in 1951, Gonzaullas built a occupation as a Hollywood technical adviser.Illustrated with many photos of Gonzaullas, his affiliates, and his weaponry, this variation additionally incorporates a new advent through Texas Ranger historian Harold J. Weiss, Jr.

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The ratio of the fees clearly demonstrates the relationship of supply to demand. Robbery of workers, either on the drilling rigs or while they were in transit to and from their jobs, had become so routine that men carried a lunch pail in their hand and a pistol in their belt. Page 11 Cartridge belt, chaps, spurs and scabbard used by the "Lone Wolf" are now displayed at the Texas Ranger Museum in Waco. ) Page 12 They were prime targets for hijacking, as it was the custom at that time for each rig worker to be paid in cash for each day's work at the end of his shift.

A great percentage of county holdups and murders had occurred in gambling dens. The lewd women were targets of the Rangers not only because of their "profession" but also because it was common knowledge that they were, in numerous instances, accessories to crime by providing places of refuge and safety to thieves and murderers after commission of their illegal acts. The drastically changed atmosphere in Wichita County had two clear results. " The second result was that hordes of gamblers, bootleggers and others left after it became too "hot" for them to operate with impunity, as had previously been the case.

Early day versions of modern pay toilets, those privies could be entered only upon payment of ten cents to the custodian. They were of the roughest construction imaginable, consisting of one-by-twelve-inch planks raised to chair height. The planks, which would have holes cut in them for seats, were erected over open pits. There was no roof to such privies, the walls themselves being of canvas or tar paper. Lawlessness was rampant throughout the Wichita County oil fields. Gambling of all kinds was carried on in tents, outside which lookouts were stationed to guard against law enforcement officers slipping up on them.

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