Bickel Bros. drilled its Hamilton No. 1 to the Injun Sand last
week and struck a nice gas well. Mont Fouty came and put in a 60-quart shot of
nitro-glycerin and increased the flow of gas.
In about an hour after the shot was put in, it was noticed that
the well was spraying oil, and is now showing for a nice little producer. It
will be several days before it can be ascertained just what the well will make,
as it will be necessary to put in a string of casing.
There is much activity in leasing and it is confidently believed
that there will soon be an oil boom in
and about Grantsville.
It is difficult for us to realize how a tiny satellite, such as
the Vanguard, which was recently fired from Cape Canaveral, can tell us much
about the weather, but the presently orbiting Vanguard will give weather
scientists valuable information.
Inside the 20-inch satellite are two photo cells, which will
scan the earth’s surface and spot cloud formations. These cells distinguish
between cloudy and clear areas on the earth in daylight and also reflect sea and
land masses, and records them as electrical impulses.
These are stored on a tape recorder within the satellite and
transmitted to ground radio stations. Since the satellite is spinning, it was
necessary to equip it with two transmitters, so that one would always be
The launching was so timed that the satellite will always be in
sunlit areas when it is at its lowest point--or perigee--of its orbit. This is
slightly more than 300 miles from the earth.
The folks of Calhoun County do not do things halfway. A fine
example of this was in 1932, when the residents of the county built the Calhoun
cottage at Jackson’s Mill. Despite the depression, financing and construction at
the State 4-H grounds was done in record-breaking time. All the labor and
materials were donated by public spirited citizens of Calhoun. Now, there is
need for additional county support.
Dedication of the building took place on May 29, 1932, just six
months after a group of folks saw the need for a county cottage. Approximately
2,000 people from Calhoun attended.
Many Calhoun residents and their children, who belonged to 4-H
groups, farm women’s clubs, recreation groups, and later, Extension Homemakers,
have stayed in the cottage. Other organizations and groups also use this
Previously, the State of West Virginia budgeted money for
improvements at Jackson’s Mill, but funds have not been sufficient recently to
make all the needed improvements. A committee composed of Extension Homemakers
is again asking the citizens of Calhoun to donate $1,500.
The money is needed for indoor lighting in all rooms, bedspreads
and drapes for the private rooms, and new shrubbery. These improvements will
make the cottage much brighter and more cheerful. Several Extension clubs have
started the ball rolling with donations.