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p^^^^^plfp^^ 10 PAGES The Flora Journal-Rec PART ONE YOU SHOULD READ THE JOURNAL-RECORD ^THE NEWSIEST NEWSPAPER IN CLAY COUNTY VOLUME IX THE JOURNAIi, Vol. 51. No. 8 FLORA. ILLINOIS. THURSDAY. JANUARY 20. 1921 NUMBER 18 STRUCK SEVEN FOOT VEIN OF COAL At Depth of lOia Feet DrUling tor Oil oa Cnrry Fann i .—» ¦• VORK PROGRESSIKG NICELY MRB .W. E. WOOD HOSTESS TO WOMAN'S CLVB ^. Tbe oil drillers on the Jesse Curry farm, six mlles southeast of Plora on ' Tuesday atruck and went through a seven foot vein ot good coal. Work going on nicely now with the well and the log can be examined at eitber one of the banka in Flora if you are interested sufficiently to read the dally bulletins posted. W. D. Scudamore, superintendent of the oil drilling, reports that a depth of 1236 feet was reached today and that the work is progressing rapidly. The Baltimore and Ohio Ry. are stopping all trains at Moore'a Spur for passengers. This lands one i^-wittalQ a mile of the well. The rate ' one way is 26c. TROUBLE IN DRILLING While drilling at the oil well on Wednesday, It was found that the drill had struck an obstruction and had glanced off and was making a crook in the well, at a depth ot about 1295 feet. The cause of the trouble co'uld of course not be ascer¬ tained. Efforts were at first made to straighten the hole by driving down a wooden log just fitting the hole. The obstruction could not be removed In this way and resort was had to dropping into the well scrap iron and slugs to a depth ot about 20 feet above the obstruction. The drill was again set to work and continual pounding finally forced these pieces of Iron into and through the ob¬ struction either breaking it off or driving it back into the walls of the well. AJ^iut midnight the hole was clear and drilling proceeded as usual. W. D. Scudamdre who spends moat of his time at the well, informs ub that the formations wbich are now being paesedr through are very slm liar to tbose found at the Allendale fleld some 45 miles southeast of Flora. The Flora Woman's Club held Its January meeting at tbe home of Mrs. Wi X. Wood Tuesday afternoon, Jan lltb. The subject for the aftemoon was "Women In Club Work." The roll was answered with the names ot noted women of today. The variety ot names given proved that the club members know what women are'do¬ ing in the various actlvltK^ open to tbem. Mrs. H. W. Shriner lead the de¬ votions after which a short business session was held. At tills time It was voted unanimously to give ten dol¬ lars for the Eifropean reliet fund. The program for the afternoon was as follows: Reading, What Women Have Done, Mrs. J. Valbert. Paper, What Woman's Club Has Ac¬ complished, Mrs. J. B. Oahan Instrumental Solo, Mary Catherine Medley , ' Solo,Juanlta Prince The assistant hostesses, Mrs. P. A. Meyer, Mrs. J. Valbert, Mrs. Law¬ rence Smith and Mrs. Chalmers Pearee served delicious lunch during the social hour. Thirty-six mem¬ bers and visitors enjoyed the hospi¬ tality of Mrs. Wood and these ladies BIR'THDAY PARTY Last Saturday Mrs. C. O. David en¬ tertained a bunch of little tolks at thetr home in honor ot her daugbter, Margaret's ninth birthday anniver¬ sary. Refreshments of Ice cream and cake were served and several con¬ test games indulged in, and all had a fine time. Those present were:Bemlce Het¬ tiger, Martha Griftln, Agnes Derm¬ ody,, Kathryp Bryan, Kathryn Peeples, Mary McOannon, Jane Creagor, Dorothy English, Mildred Dale Mann, Vera Ruby, Maxine Rich, Nellie Mae Martin, Dorothy Rose, Mildred Parish, Georgia Kller.Clara Reed l^ucllle Golden, Sherley Potter, Laverne Borders, Louise Borders, Margaret David, Rowena David, Ella Alice Mann, ffnuky Hewes, Doris Marlon Edministon,.Madeline Toomb Edmund Kleir, Billy Finch, Vernon Heath, Wm. Edward Heath. Billy Dale, Jack Creager, Clifford Potter Junior David, Billy Keith. DaU Huat Hav* Give 'Em a Shot ot Depe WABAKH M.AY.BE IN NEW IHSTRICT ANOTHER LYCEUM NUMBER /"- CHURCH RECEPTION POR PASTOR Last Friday night the Flora Chris¬ tian church congregation gave a church reception for their pastor. A large number were In attendance and a fine social time was enjoyed. A program o( musical numbers vocal and instrumental, and readings was given. H. T. Pixley presided at the meeting and made a very ap propriate welcome address, followed by a happy response from Elder Zink Rev. and Mrs. W. I. Terhune, of the Methodist churcb were gueats and Rev, Terhune made a nice little talk, voicing' appreciation of the friend¬ ship which has existed between he and Eld. Zink during their short ac- qoaintance as ministers. The ladies of the congregation served pie and coffee, and the recep¬ tion was declared to have been a big success. COUNTY FARM BUREAU DRIVE Tbe renewal of the drive for mem¬ bers for -the Clay County farm bu¬ reau began on Monday. The State Agricultural Association sent two representatives here to as¬ sist local workers In securing mem¬ berships. The men are N. F. Elder and H. A Bramlet, of Saline county and they and the others are now act¬ ively working to sign up the required number ot farmers to obtain the bureau and employ a county agent It is to be hoped the organization wlll be perfected and thus 'put Clay coulity on the map as a progressive commonwealth. SMALL NAMES HIS CABINET TO SENATE SPRINGFIELD, Jan. 8—Late this afternoon Gov. Small sent the follow- ... , Ing appointments to the Senate: Director ot Public Workq, Col. R. C. Miller of Kankakee. Director of Trade aand Commerce. George A. Barr of Joliet. Director ot Registration and Ed¬ ucation, William H. Miller of Cham¬ paign.
|Masthead||The Flora Journal Record|
|Geographic Coverage||United States, Illinois, Clay County, Flora|
|Description||An Archive of the Flora Journal-Record Newspaper in Flora, Illinois. Flora Digitial Newspapers Collection.|
|Subject||Flora (Ill.) - Newspapers, Clay County (Ill.) - Newspapers|
|Rights||Digitized with permission from current newspaper publisher.|
|Contributing Institution||Flora Public Library|