Frank and Henry Richards of Yellow Creek were in town Saturday
on business. They informed us that three more trips would complete their
contract of delivering staves at the mouth of Leafbank. This has been a large,
hard job, and we are glad to know that the energetic men have made some money by
State game warden Viquesney has notified all his deputies to
arrest any persons caught hunting game with ferrets this winter. In an attempt
to prevent the slaughter of game, the game warden has taken this action.
Assessor Bob Knotts was a visitor in town Thursday night. He was
on his way to the factory for casing to be used as flues in his new house that
he is building on Frozen Run. Bob is a hustler, and is one of the county’s most
efficient and popular officials.
Jenkins Stallman, one of the prosperous farmers of near White
Pine, was in town on Saturday. He has a rough hillside farm that he has cleared
and improved with his own hands, and it is now one of the most productive to the
number of acres used of any farm in the county. He is a good citizen and a
splendid farmer, but his politics are awful.
G.L. Wilson, hickorywithe chair maker, carpenter and broom
maker, moved his family to our village on Friday and will work in Hardman and
Gainer’s broom factory.
A new process in drilling oil and gas wells is expected to be
tested here in the near future. Tests are being conducted by Halliburton Co. of
Duncan, Okla., on the use of high frequency sound waves as a way to increase
production. The process, now in the initial experimental days, is being tried as
a way to replace the present sand fracturing of wells with a less costly method.
South Penn Oil Co. is helping in the experiments, and three
wells in Calhoun County will be used. L.E. Vance, superintendent here for South
Penn, said that preparations were now being made at the first well site for the
demonstration. The first will take place on Thursday at 10 a.m. at a well very
near Holly Nestor’s store, near Millstone. All interested persons are invited to
The new process, it was reported, was first used in working on
water wells in Kansas. It was then thought that the same method might prove
valuable in oil and gas production, so experimental wells have been used in Ohio
and Illinois in the past few weeks, and the equipment then is to be sent here
Interest has been expressed by a number of producers, who expect
to attend the demonstrations when they are set up.