The Democrats opened the campaign at Brooksville on Tuesday
night. Alfred Kenney was the main speaker of the evening, speaking for an hour
on the leading topics of the day. He was followed by Lee Gainer, Howard Waldo
and W.H. Jackson, who spoke briefly in a very interesting manner. The house
could not furnish seats for the audience and many had to stand.
The seal of official disapproval has been placed on the
tuberculosis cure brought to this country in 1913 by Dr. Frederick F. Friedmann
of Berlin. The
announcement was made today by the U.S. public health service that conclusions
of American physicians are in line with previous reports, both in this country
and abroad, that refute Dr. Freidmann’s claim to the discovery of a specific
cure for tuberculosis.
Editor R.L. Hamilton is attending grand lodge of A.F.& A.M. at
Harold Marshall is at
now, a prospective automobile mechanic.
Words of wisdom: The man that wastes his time bragging is like
an engine that uses up all its steam on the whistle.
1964, 50 years
A spectacular oil well fire did considerable damage on Monday to
property of Morris Oil and Gas Co. and the Airco Well Co. of Glenville.
At one time, flames from the blazing well leaped over 100 feet
into the air, as the oil and gas flowed from the well, which is located on the
Poling farm on the left fork of Sycamore, a few miles from Grantsville.
Grantsville volunteer firemen fought the blaze for many hours,
being called out about
and working through most of the day. Some of the firemen returned to the fire
station for additional chemicals, and it was about in the afternoon before it was considered
safe to leave for the day.
A truck from Airco Well was at the site pumping nitrogen into
the well, which started to flow. Both the truck and well caught fire, and then
the surrounding woods caught fire, the woods fire covering about two acres.
The truck and rig were completely destroyed in the blaze, and
the sump pond where oil from the well had flowed was also ablaze, the flames
leaping 20 feet or more in height.
Firemen were able to drown the flames at the well with water,
and they continued to pump water from the creek to keep it under control. They
also fought the brush fire, finally containing it by a ditch.
1989, 25 years
According to Saundra Johnson, Grantsville mayor, the town trash
dump will close on Mar. 1,
Word was received of the closure date from Kim Pritchard of
Dept. of Natural Resources.
Although trash hauling in the town is continuing and dumping
permits remain available at the town office, town officials have been making
progress toward solving the problems caused by the closing.
The mayor said, “We are going to stay in business for the
benefit of the people of Grantsville and the businesses, as well as to keep
secure the jobs of town employees.”
Although an increase in hauling fees is expected, Johnson hopes
a customer now paying $7 would see only a $1 to $3 increase.