West Virginia produced nine and one half million barrels of
crude oil last year. She is next to Texas among the oil producing states of the
South, the Lone Star State leading with 12 million barrels. This interesting
fact is brought out in a report of the U.S. geological survey.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pell will have a boarding house, or tent, on
Ann’s Run, near Creston, this summer for workers on the oil well to be drilled
there. Lou Bickel, Fred Pell and Era Stump will work on the well.
Supt. J.G. Oles is pushing the work on his gasoline boat, and
will have it ready to run before many weeks.
Monkeys Able and Baker recently were flown some 1,500 miles
through space, at altitudes ranging up to 300 miles. The speeds traveled were up
to 10,000 miles per hour.
Although this event was not of such vast importance as was
generally accorded it in the press, the performance is confirmation that man can
live in the nose cone of a rocket, or another enclosed capsule or cylinder, and
may be considered, therefore, of significant value.
Scientists have long thought that both men and monkeys could
live in such conditions, and it had not been thought by many that
“weightlessness” would produce any ill effects on the body.
Before too many years, we predict, people will be shooting around in space, just
as we do today in airplanes, and just as people said--many years ago--that if
God had intended people to fly, He would have given them wings, there will be
those who refuse to participate in rocket travel. It is soon to be here, to
stay, and it could conceivably be a well established pattern of travel in 10 or