W.A. Mahaney of Big Springs, South Penn superintendent, was here
on Saturday. His children have been real sick for some time with the measles. He
said that his company is making preparations to do considerable work this summer
in the Bell’s Run field.
The Bell’s Run oil field is attracting attention of practically
all oil men in the county. The well is said to be making 75 barrels daily,
natural. Many of our home people own good stuff close to the new well. Clyde
Parks and Hal Cain own the royalty on this lease and we are glad to see these
two fellows meet with good fortune.
J.W. Pell has some fine looking territory in close proximity,
and in some of the best leases that are held by Hope Gas Co., which owns
practically all the leases in that territory. Argonaut Oil Co. owns a half
interest in the oil. That company is composed of A.E. Kenney, John T. Harris,
E.B. Enslow and others. It is likely that, within a short time, development will
be lively in the Bell Run and surrounding country.
Superintendent Gainer purchased a fine saddle mare. Horses are
very high in this county at present, and the indications are that the prices
will not decrease soon.
It is said that the largest congregation that was ever seen at a
funeral in that locality, was at that of Hon. Aristotle Smith, held at the Reip
The time seems near when the U.S. or Russia, or both, will put a
man into space. The Russians are working on a more far-reaching project. They
intend to send a man into orbit.
At Cape Canaveral, the U.S. is preparing to shoot a man up into
space and back down again --not into an orbit, but to reach a moderately high
altitude. The project is a bit less complicated than the Russian one, but the
successful completion of either would be of great historical significance.
If the attempt is successful, we will have actually entered the
age of manned flight into outer space. After this start, the developments are
sure to come at a fast pace--just as they did with the airplane.
The Wrights first flew just after the turn of the century. By
World War I, pilots were fighting each other in various kinds of aircraft, and
taking pictures, dropping bombs and using machine guns.
The day must come when individuals will travel in space ships
and even single-seat space contraptions--just as the funny papers predicted
The sixties will
probably be remembered in history as the decade when man finally broke the
shackles of the earth’s atmosphere and went beyond, into the vast unknown
reaches of outer space, to begin his discovery of the many earths and planets,
both far and near.