“Aunt Lou” Stump was dangerously ill last week, with an attack
of acute indigestion, but is better at this time.
Mrs. J.D. Jeffreys has moved from the post office building to
the Marshall property in the rear of the Masonic hall. She will continue to
conduct a first-class bakery as heretofore.
In shooting the Sadie E. Ferrell well No. 1 at the mouth of Big
Root, an accident happened which caused quite a fishing job. The shot failed to
discharge, and the tools were run, which touched the nitroglycerine and caused
an explosion. Fos Murdy of Cairo was the shooter.
The chicken industry near Grantsville is growing. Bob Mollohan
is the latest person to venture into this business. He recently purchased a nice
pen of white leghorns from a chicken fancier at Elizabeth.
Allie Hardman was looking after his cattle that are feeding on
the Barr farm on Saturday. He and his father G.W. Hardman are wintering some
fine ones. They have one of the best arranged cattle barns we have ever seen in
this county. They stay at home and board at the same place, and they are clever
A Mr. Westfall, who came here about one year ago from Rosedale,
has sold out and returned to his old home.
The weapon of science fiction, the death ray, has now been
discovered. A beam of light so powerful that it will light up an area 10 miles
wide all the way to the moon, is said to have been made possible.
It is called “coherent light,” which is an atomic radio-light
described as being brighter than the center of the sun. It was developed by a
scientist of a major aircraft company, Dr. Theodore H. Maiman. A small, solid,
electronic device, which is smaller than a water tumbler and contains a
synthetic ruby, is being used successfully at an aircraft factory in Culver City
to generate the coherent beam.
The discovery is actually the long-sought successful
amplification of light. It is a feat that scientists have long tried to
accomplish, and it opens up enormous possibilities.
Because light produces heat, if it can be truly amplified, it
can focus onto incredibly tiny points over incredible distances and produce
terrifying degrees of heat. Such a light beam, if focused on any object, would
cause it to vaporize almost immediately. This is how powerful the new amplified
Ramifications of the new discovery are not known, but it is safe
to report that this is a major breakthrough, welcomed by scientists and
researchers in every country.