Miss Nellie Stump, who has been absent from our town for several
months, has returned, and will spend the summer here.
Charley Curry came to town early one morning last week to lay in
some supplies, and was very much excited over something, and, upon the arrival
of Dr. Morford, we learned that the stork had left a nice little girl to
brighten their home.
G.L. Cabot has made a location on the Harvey Bland farm on Bull
River for an oil well, and work will commence as soon as the rig can be built.
It is one-eighth of a mile south of the A. Westfall No. 1, and will be watched
with much interest, as it is believed by some that there is an oil pool in this
locality, and that this location may be better than the Westfall well.
There will be 53 Sundays this year, an occurrence that will not
happen again for 110 years. This extra Sunday can be utilized in attending
church, calling on your best girl, reading the scripture, playing with the
children, breaking in a two-year old colt, or some other way.
A research project, aimed at discovering how much sense dolphins
have, has produced some interesting conclusions. The dolphin is popularly known
as a porpoise.
Under a research grant, Dr. John C. Lilly, a neurophysiologist
and director of communications at the Research Institute in the Virgin Islands,
has come up with remarkable conclusions.
Lilly claims that dolphins can talk to each other, can mimic
humans, and will come to each other’s assistance in times of distress.
He said that porpoises apparently have a sense of humor, as far
as humans are concerned. He raised the possibility that man might eventually
learn the “language” of porpoises, and that it might be possible for a man to
converse with them.
Lilly said the dolphin has a brain that is 40 percent larger
than man’s, and is just as complex in its functional units. If brain size and
complexity are criteria in measuring intelligence, which Lilly believes to be
the case, then he says man’s position “at the top of the hierarchy” can be
It is true that dolphins have amazed man, and sailors, for
hundreds of years, and have exhibited unmistakable signs of intelligence. The
Navy study, measuring the intelligence of this sea mammal, which is thought to
have left the land and taken to the seas several million years ago, is producing
significant scientific results--though we are not sure what this has to do with