“Wig” Bickle and Otto Lehman were here for several days cleaning
out their gas and oil wells and otherwise improving their property.
They are now at work on a scheme to manufacture gasoline from
the gas in the Hamilton No. 1 well, which is the only well they have that
produces gas with a paraffin base. That kind of gas is the only kind from which
gasoline can be manufactured.
If plans are successful, the working of the new plant will be
very simple and the product will be much more remunerative than the gas in its
raw state, as it is said that 1,000 feet of gas, for which they are now
receiving 1- 1/2 cents, will manufacture four gallons of gasoline which is worth
about 20 cents a gallon, and the gas afterwards can still be utilized for
illuminating and heating purposes.
It is sincerely hoped that their plans will be successful and
that they will meet with that financial success that their untiring efforts so
While the operation of the plant as now proposed will not
require much of a payroll to operate, it will still bring a lot of money into
this firm’s hands, which will be used in further developing territory in this
community, and it will do our town and the county a great deal of good.
Things are really humming around Calhoun General Hospital. While
awaiting an opening date, the personnel are preparing for the day when the first
patient will be received.
Each room is getting a final cleaning, and is being set up ready
for use. Draperies are hung, beds made, and everything made antiseptically
The surgical instruments are being sterilized and packed into
units, according to their use.
Head nurse Martha Spain-hour has completed the teaching of a
40-hour class for nurses aides. In the class were Sandra Brown, Renice Holbert,
Rilma Keeton, Irene Kelley, Lila Starkey, Delphia Vannoy and Juanita Plant. The
first six named will be those employed when the hospital is opened.