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" "''" " v ~ " yi * -J- j^. IttE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIA!*, MONDAY, JANUARY 2, 1933 ^ ' ' -"* San Joaquin 1932 Crude Oil Output 61, * . ^W • , . t ^V i * ^ ESTIMATE VALUE OF ANNUAL FLOW AT State's Central Counties Give Birth to 74 New Wells During Year G RUDE oil production for the San Joaquin valley In 1932 totaled 61,188,464 barrels. The figure represents an average monthly production of 5,009,038 barrels, and figuring 3C8 days for tho leap year, the 1932 output represented an average dally flow of 167,184. Hay was the best month of the year with an output of 0,248,672 barrels. February produced the least— 4,772,426 barrels, but It was short two days of the average 31-day month, al- thought It did receive an extra day because of the leap year factor. September was tho only other month to fall beneath the G.OOO.OOO-barrel mark, but given the added day of tho long months, It would have topped that point, also. $30,000,000 Valuation Figuring tho average barrel worth 30 cents, value of the year's production was more than $80,000,000, Figures showing production by tho month for the year, In barrels, are: Month Output January 6,077,246 Fobruary 4,772,426 March 5,184,161 April 6,128,645 May 5,248,672 June 6,041,808 July 6,231,031 August 5,196,063 September 4,972,267 October 6,097,885 November 6,046,039 December (estimated)... 6,214,262 Total 61,188,464 During the year 73 new rigs were erected. They were placed as follows: January, 6; February, 10; March, 9; April, 6; May, 7; June, 10; July, 5; August, 5; September, 6; October, 6; ' November, 2, and December, estimated at 5. Active drillers for the year were divided as foUows: January, 23; February, 26; March, 24; April 24; May, 28; June, 24; July. 23; August, 20; September, 20; October, 21; November, 18, and December an estimated 20. 74 Completions Seventy-four wells were completed In the San Joaquin valley during the year, including an estimated five for December. Their dally Initial output aggregated 99,200 barrels. •The greatest number of wells wore completed In March, when 11 were finished In the San Joaquin valley, and their Initial output aggregated only 4087 barrels, whereas in November, when only six wells were completed, they showed an aggregate Initial production of 24,306 barrels. Two of tho six, however, were Kettleman completions, and aided the Initial production figure by 23,306 barrels themselves. The number of active producers In the valley hung about tho 4000 mark throughout the year, although March was high with 4087 active producers and January was low with 8889. OLD AND NEW IN KERN GOLD MINING —PICTOnBS BY COURTESY OP THE KE31N COUNTY CHAMBER OV COMMERCE Many Methods Employed to Recover Gold in Kern Quartz and Placer Territories SLEEP DIST Robinson Property Aroused From Slumber of Years by Bechtel, Peterson KERNVILLK, Jan. 2.—Tho old Robinson mine, near Kernvllle, Is now being aroused from Its many years of slumber by Monroe Bechtel and Howard Peterson who are actively engaged In developing and prospecting this past gold producer. Work Is being centered on the old Jack Tousley shaft, which was started before tho Robinsons were partners In tho mine; this shaft was abandoned when tho richer ledge was found on the same property. It Is said that about $197,000 In gold was taken out of the mine prior to its closing about 35 years ago. Timbering Shaft The Tousley shaft, now caved In and filled with debris, sunk from a tunnel level, and thought to be about 35 feet deep Is now being cleared and timbered. At the bottom of this shaft there Is known to oxtst an oro vein that assayed $18.00 per ton In gold, tho vein being abandoned greater discovery was when made. thu To MNTIETH GAS JOB • BUTTONWHjLO'W, Jan. 2.—Mllham Exploration Company has closed the year 1932 with Uie completion of its twentieth gas well in this fleVd and starts the new year with work on Its twenty-first. The company's No. 41-1, located on a Southern Pacific Company lease on section 1, 28-22, has been finished ut 'a depth of 2511 feet, for a dally output of!8,800,000 cubic feet of natural gas, and as a result the field's limit has been extended about one-half mile to the northeast. Meanwhile, on section 31, 27-23, Milham Is rigging its No. 14-81, also on Southern Pacific property, nnd spud- ding is anticipated by"~January 10. During the poet two years the flr.-n has completed about one well each month and has shut all of them down. The wells are being drilled to determine limits of that Kern gas district and give the firm information about the amount of natural gas fuel upon which it may depend when the. need arises for more. Approximately 4500 acres has been proven gas territory here. reach the shaft a rotlmbered tunnel was driven to a length of 40 foot. A stroke of ungonulty has been shown by the workers In causing a small engine to do dual duty. An automatic hoist and arrastra has been designed by Mr. Bcchtcl and placed in active service. Tho motor not being powerful enough to operate hoist and arrastra simultaneously, It Is so arranged that when tho hoist Is engaged the arraatra will, automatically, become disengaged; tho dumping of tho muck or. ore will re-engage tho ar- raHtru, the dropping of tho skip furnishing additional power while tho arrastra nctu as a governor, or brake, to the hoist. , High Grade Stringers Mr. Bechtel states that In driving tho short tunnel to tho repaired shaft, sufficient high-grade small stringers has been found that tho work, so far, has paid Its way. Good results arc looked for in this old mine In the new work, and if experience and industry count Messrs. Bechtel and Peterson will make tho venture a success. EXPECT COMPLETION OF COFFEE PROJECT TAPT, Jan. 2.- r Seclton 22, S2-23, In the Midway field, 1 center of what llt- ile activity there has been in the West Side fields during the past few months, may witness development of deeper sands during 1933. Most of the wells on that section are producing from a depTh of approximately 1600 feet but rumors aro around that some drillers will be sent in search for deeper production. Goldman and Slmms, It is reported, have graded a site for a driller on the .section, on the Hamilton Holding Company's lease. Lumber has been assembled for the project. Earlier In the year Goldman and Slmms drilled a well near the Fred Turner producer and are engaged In recementlng tho project. Turner's wells are good producers, one of them doing 210 barrel!! dally. TJRODUC1NG gold In Kern county is not confined to any one particular method—tho old, tho new and tho intermediate are found wherever the precious metal Is sought. Tho above picture shows ono of tho giant dredgers engaged in eating Its way through • proven placer ground In tho Keysvlllo district of Kern county, and the photo Inserted shows Howard Peterson panning for the glittering" mineral on tho Kern river, near Korn- vlllo. Stamp machines are poupdlng ore to pieces every day In many parts of Kern county. And, too, tho old-fashioned arrustra — a machine adopted from tho ancients, Is being utilized In the Incessant search for gold. Like Threiher Dredgers in Kern placer gold districts operate on much the same principle as tho threshing machine — tho oro goes In one end as raw material and comes out the other end separated from the gold, Ilka the grain which goes Into the thresher and comes out nil sacked for market. The operation, of course, is much more complicated, but generally speaking the Ideas' aro similar. Operation of a dredger Is an expensive practice, but the machine can gougo out hundreds of yards of ore dally, and If tho recovery of gold per yard Is only a few cents tho vehicle will prove profitable. The panning and tho dredging systems of recovering gold are the most ancient and the newest methorlH, but there are also many other manners in which the metal Is separated from the other materials in which It Is generally found. Arraatra Is Familiar TWO WELLS HOLD PRUITVALE SPOT Lane and Flow-Baier Jobs of Particular Interest With Close of 1932 FRUITVALE, Jan. 2. — Two wells held the center of attention hero as tho New Year opened. Frultvate Oil Company's first project, the Lane No. 1, on section 15, 29-27, lies cemented with tho 8% -Inch casing fixed at 30 40 feet, mid a total depth" of about 4050 feet, with 400 feet of formation at bottom and approximately 200 feet of the Kernco oil-producing sand from which to produce upon completion. The well probably will bo completed late In the first week of this year under tho supervision ol Leo Baugh, drilling superintendent for tho firm. Powell-Stockton Investment Com- DEPRESSION AID TO KERN'S GOLD RANDSBURG VIGILANTES ACTIVE * * *.*' * ' * V ' * * * ' * * * Committee Formed io IJphold-Law DESPERADOES RECEIVE WARNING Anticipate Rehabilitation of Many Old Properties in Mineral District R A"Nm<jmTnn Ton •> Tho nnr» regard for'lnw ANDSDUnO, Jan. 2. — The ono The oltlienH business that does not suffer In, their own init an economic depression Is the gold minim* Inrlimtt-v • mining industry. And this district, aided,by the discovery of gold sulphide ore, expects new life, after seeing hundreds of mines produce millions in the yellow metal. Randsburg, too, has been* famous tor production of other rare metals. A tungsten mine at Atolln Is credited with more than $15,000,000 In production, while tho California Rand Silver Mining Company Is said to have produced more than $13,000,000. Now life probably will be Injected Into activities hero with the rehabilitation of ancient properties. Throughout the country Idle .properties, Inactive for a half century more or less, are being rejuvenated and operated at a profit. Offer* Refused cored In tho well. Gordon Hussey FOR TEXAS fUnHed Pret* Leaned VHre) OKLAHOMA CITY, Jan. 2.—Prora- tlon was being administered In the Oklahoma City field today under a new order glv«sn late last Saturday night by the corporation commission. The new order recognized tho ruling of the Supreme Court In the AVil- cox Oil and Gas case and also Included suggestions proposed at tho lengthy hearings. Highly complicated, tho new order puzzled many production officials. The order set minimum production at 30 barrels a dny from tho four production zones. Total allowable was eet a,t 74,333 barrels a day compared to 73,510 barrels a day In December. Gold Is "stamped" from Its oro body In many parts of Kern county by stamp machines, while tho arrastra, a machine adopted from ancient times, Is becoming more famUlar In Kern mining a.'eas. No lyatter how interesting may be tho operation of a stamp mill, an ar- rastra or a dredging machine, the old- time system of "panning" will always pull tho romantic chord In the hearts of tho people. Tho "Fanners" are members of a fast disappearing tribe, but Howard Peterson, pictured above, began hunting for gold In that fashion In Kern county before the opening of tho twentieth century, but even Peterson Is beginning to change his methods of operating. | In these days of safety razors and dudo prospectors tho old bcwhlskered Bold-huntor Is becoming almost as rare as dinosaur eggs, and while they aro not quite extinct, to root one from j hlu habitat is quite u chore. Peterson proved an affable • customer for tho newsman and his photographer, how- over, and was loquacious when Interviewed. "Them Days Are Gone" Peterson was born In Kernvillo In 1877. At tho time of his itrrlval in i this vale of tears and pyrites of iron. i a philanthropic nature had scattered Its golden treasure atop the earth and ut grass roots In Kern county, and lilcklnga were good and riches came suddenly to many. "Them days," Peterson bemoaned, "are long gone. Tlmo was that I would make some nice discovery, well It for a few 'pieces of eight,' and move- on. It Just looked like It would last forever. Well, It Is hero yet—more than was ever taken out, but you've got to dig for it now!" And that is what ho iw doing now. While following a trap line, recently, he came upon a small quartz stringer In a granite dyke. The outcropping vein was about. 2 Inches wide. Along this vein he is sinking an incline shaft and finds the vein Is widening. Tho rich finger assays about $40 gold to tho ton and with a allowing of much pany's first well for the field, the Flow-Baler No. 1, on section 15, 29-27 was hold up briefly with minor troubles, but probably will be In shape for completion along with its sister well on tho Lane lease. Flow-Baler No. 1 has a total depth of about 4300 feet, but has been plugged back to 4200 feet. Approximately JOO feet of oil sand was has started construction work at his Anderson No. 1, staked just 2310 feet north and .990 feet east from tho southwest corner of section 21, 29-27, and his project probably will bo the first now spud- ding job for Fruitvale In 1933. Most recent figures compiled by State Oil Umpire J. R. Pemberton gave Fruitvale 33 oil leases, 62 drilled wells, several drilling jobs, and a dally field potential production of approximately 13,000 barrels, or 210 barrels for each well. Although this district Is witnessing a fair share of the work In this rejuvenated business, still, many of tho old producers could stand an examination of their value. A bit of work here and there would place them into production shape. In tho Hun»y days of this camp, teams could bo seen hauling loads of oro to tho different milling plants, and tho miners received values averaging better than $40 a ton. Money was ma^e easily and £pent easily. Offers then for a shallow prospect here ^vore greater than would purchase a producing gold mine in the mother lode district. Tho first bona fide cash offer of $60,000, made to the owners of the Black claim here—for tho prospect which had been opened to u depth of only 12 feet—was turned down and later tho owners sold out for a song. "Jewelry Gold" The only "Jewelry gold"—rose- colored quartz with heavy wire gold running through It, was discovered in the St. Elmo claim, two miles south of the Black Hawk, and looked like a million dollars. Colonel Pylo, discussing the prospect with engineers, wanted $260,000 for his share. Tho late John W. Kelly refused $60,000 for a claim situated between tho Gold Coin and tho G. B. mines. One of tho richest gold-producing properties hero was the Good Hope, or better known as the Klnyon mine, located and operated by George Kln- yon and his two sons, Bill and John. They . were a queer trio. They • worked only'one shift each day an'd recovered enough gold each month to assure them an Income of $3600. They refused to bank money. Tho olily bank in which they hart confidence was the mine. "Wo can get It out of the hole when wo want it," they said, and that is what they did for many years. Cinnabar Too Late When they had reached a depth of 71 feet they were offered $150,000 in "gold, Wells Fargo, or any coin preferred." but the three Klnyons laughed at the offer and agreed-that If It were taken "It would bo a race to see which could spend their share first," so they kept the mine. Original locators of the Mlnnohaha group of mines, adjoining the famous YelloU- Aster on thu west, adopted a system of working their property by leasing It to themselves, and averaged ! $5000 yearly until about $100,000 In i gold had been recovered, • when they leased to Rundsburg men who. aro operating tho group at a profit. Largo deposits of cinnabar, found too late' (or real value because of a falling market, nevertheless has enhanced tho value of the minerals In this district. 'Manganese was another metal found here of comparatively recent date. R ANDSBURd, Jan. 2.—During its boom days of yesteryear, this mining camp hold tho wprld's record for shooting- scraps, barroom brawls . and o^her exciting. •Incidents ' generally associated with a mushroom gold production center, and at the height of the trouble citizens of the community organized to lialt the Increasing disregard for'law, Hfo and llnib, '" \vero forced to act on initiative because most of j the county • and townsh'lp officials i \vcro operating saloons or othur i similar resorts and carod little for tho antics of the rowdies and bad men who Infested the. camp. . . 100 Mines Busy Thorn were inoro than 100 mines and prospective mines worked during the early days. Everyone had money. Saloons and gambling Bouses flour- lulled, establishments of Ill-fame operated on a 24-hour shift, nnd the rights of others held little weight In tho minds of many, as they went stark mad In their wild rush for the glittering gold, and generally got dead drunk whenever they got enough metal to fill a poke. Respectable citizens of the city called for an open assembly to discuss the situation. December 8, 1S9G, n Sunday, everyone who could walk gathered about the old Cliff House at the end of Rand street, and there orators shouted the glories that were Randsburg's and revealed tho thorns that were pricking the community's spirit. Enter "Ironsides" A . man nicknamed "Ironsides," whose hands were faster than the oye nnd whose gun had felled many bad- men, was named head of a committee WARNING! Wh item an Planning Bigger Placer Unit KERN CANTON, Jan. 2. — George Whlteman, owner of the Eliza No. 1 and the Eliza No. 2 placer mines In the Rlchbar district of Kern canyon, will Install a new and larger plant with opening of the new year. Operation of tho mines was suspended recently In favor of the installation of the er plants. PETE PLANNING NEW FRUITVALE ILL silver. Visions New Epoch The prospect is on tho Bandy ranch, on Rattlesnake creek, 4 miles west of Ivernvlllc. The Robinson mine In tho name vicinity was, years ago, a big producer. Peterson, with that undying optlnilmn of the old-time prospector nnd miner, visions a new epoch mining activity in this section. In FRUITY Al.K, Jim. 2.—Officials of the Kern Petroleum Corporation have announced that the firm will drill a j second well on HB Uavls-Grlbblo lease, i section 21, 29-27, within the near future. The firm's first well on that 2B-acre lease Is approaching clean production of 200 barrels dally aa the output cleans up and Increases Its flow dally. The well is one of tho finest commercial producers of the Prultvale field, and while not the greatest by any means, appears to be one of the more dependable wells. Claude E. Davis owns the 26-acre plot, but through an agreement with Gus Grlbble, the 12V4 per cent royalty is shared between them. SOFT SAND PS. J»n, 2.—-Tom Glenn, -old, poctor, has reported to Inds 1 t'hat he has struck Band "as us flour." SODA ASH PLANT PLANNED TRONA, Jan. 2.—F. J. Roberts has returned to this desert community and IIOH started work on pinna for u HQdu. usli plant. J. R. McAullffc was scheduled to assist him. Republic Expected to Start Drilling K13LLOWS, Jan. 2.— Republic Petroleum Company, operator of nmnv ' EAST TEXAS FIELD OIL FLOW RESUMED (United Pros Leaned Wire) AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 2.—The East Texas oil field resumed production today after a two weeks' shutdown, under a now railroad commission con- servatlon order allowing a flow of 28 barrels dally per well until a new zoning system may bo Instituted.. The order, Issued Saturday night, effective for three months, allows pro- \. ductlon In all fields of 737,150 barrels dally, compared with a previous total of 789.000. The East Texas allowable Is 290,000 barrels—a reduction of i 20,000. . j East Texan production will be ap- i portioned on the bawls of number nf I WASHINGTON, Jan. 2.—South Af- wells and bottom hole pressure. Tho i rlca's departure from the gold stan- ' dard may depress American exports to that country and Rive Its exports AFRICAN TRADERS TO BENEFIT BY CHANGE of 10 to restore law and order, and the citizens posted a sign to notify one and all that In the future Kandsburg would not tolerate disrespect for tho law. The sign read, 'Notice—the citizens of Randsburg have organized to enforce the laws. Tun deputy constables have been appointed and any riotous and threatening conduct will be suppressed and punished. By order of the citizens committee." ' The plan .worked. Randsburg went back to living on a law-abiding basis. GOLD'RECOVERED IN KERN "CAVE Subterranean Caverns Near Kernville ReVeal Wealth of Valuable Metal and. John Liysle, who have been doing some placer work at the lower end of Greenhorn Gulch, on the Kern river, 4 miles west of Hobo Hot. Springs, transferred their activities to the "caves" a half mile further up the MOJAVE GREATEST LESSOR gulch. These caves are subterranean, formed by earthquake disturbance and later roofed over by causes of the samo nature. When gold was first discovered In the Kern river area, away back In tho '60s, this Kuleh and particularly the cavn were ftiund to be highly mineralized. It Is known that several millions of dollars In gold was recovered from that section. , Difficult Problem Owing to tho formation of the caves, whose sides pinch in allowing barely the admission of a man's body to large, roomy caverns, and the stream that flows between the narrow walls, make surface working almost Impossible, due to Inability to dispose of muck. The gold, filled every available cranny Three Dozen Outfits Work Elephant Hill, Standard Gold Mining Properties MOJAVE, Jan. 2,—Thirty years ago the Mojavu mining district was the second greatest gold-producing area In California, and today, it Is the greatest In the number of successful lessors. For the past three years more than 35 sots of lessors, active In tho Elephant Hill and the Standard group of mines, have been well rewarded for their work. New discoveries from the'ourfaco on the Standard holdings have added to the golden output of that region. Main tonnugu of the ore Is milled at tho Tropico plant, near Rosamond, where the milling charge and tho trucking expenses aggregate approximately JO the ton. Gray-Elephant Mining Company has its own milling plant. Francar, Ltd., a Texas concern which recently took over the Sailor Boy mine, on ~Soledad mountain, has started producing operations with equipment shipped In from Arizona. The mining district credited to this city Is situated about four miles south of Mojave and about ono mile west of the Southern Pacific Company's main ine. It is well located for mining development and production activities. An abundance of water for operations comes from springs throughout the year. The power is furnished by the Southern California Edison Company. Good roads facilitate work and tho climate Is favorable throughout the year. Field Credited With New Oil Zone, Best Crude Producer of Year y TJELRIDGE field, the moat west•"•* ernly proVen district * of Kerm county, proved the moat interesting area for the petroleum industry here In 1932, for it revealed ft new and prolific oil formation and ended the year with completion of ' r tho best well f of Ihe county,during the year. . * ,1 " ' June 16, near high noon, the Belridge oil Company's No. 64-27 well oh ' , section 27, 27-20, was completed for a «»( dally output estimated at' 8000 barrels ' of 50.4 degrees gravity crude petro-'. leutn, nnd,with more than 80,000,000 \ cubic feet of natural gas. Heavy L. pumps were rigged to kill the well's production for an Indefinite period of , time in order that the curtailment program might not be wrecked, 'and when the year closed the well still was a nonproducer. December 20, tho company's No. 61-27 well on section 27, 27-20, also, was finished at the "Intermediate" zone at 6460 feet, for an estimated initial output of 6000 barrels of crudo petroleum of high'gravity, with about 6,600,000 cubic feet- of natural gas. Later the well's potential was' fixed at 6200 barrels dally. After much argument, the company's 'No. 64-27 was understood to have been produced fronr tho Eocoiio age formation, probably the Tejon, although It was not definitely established to the satisfaction of all.- . Wlien the year ended, the field hnd nlnu wells drilled to the deep- zonu and several others on their way to that production area. The field possessed six of tho "deep" oil leases, and tho nine wells were credited with a. dally potential of 17,587 barrels, although the allotment was about 7500 barrels dally, which was respected by the producing concerns of the field. .«' old-tlmorp. In washing their Prctu Leased Wire) field will bo'zoned according to pressures, which were determined during the shutdown. The flow per well. under the new system, will range from 28 to 35 barrels dally. « » » Naval Reserve Well Is Almost Finished MIDWAY, Jan. 2.—North American Oil Company, drilling near 4000 feet on section 32, 31-24 In naval reserve No. 2, is expected to complete its well Hoon. This well was required by the navy officials as an offset to the Standard Oil Company producer on iin adjoining leaso. It Is probable that tho navy department will demand that another offset well bo drilled In tho near future to protect . the government's reserve oil sands. an advantage here, but 1 these trends will be but temporary, government economists believed today. Much more Interest waa manifest in 1 tho effect of the South African move I on the International standing of the gold standard. Officials hold that every time another nation deserts this measure of value, Us International usefulness la Impaired. Only half a dozen countries still are holding to the gold standard. Desertion of the gold standard will make it possible for south African exporters to sell their goods abroad at u lower ligurc. Likewise, goods bought will" bocomc more costly to tho South African consumer. Oil Agreements -•* Waller t j rc«ton to Henry D. llnaso within tho caves with refuse, leaving no dump for the later day miner. Tho cracks, or the caves, which extend approximately a half mile up the gulch run from surface to a known depth of 380 feet. Into one of these cracks Old- Ham and Lysle found their way, discovering a very small pleco of unworked ground. Removing the auriferous clay and gravel, amid much difficulty, in an 8-pound lard bucket, they carried it out to where it could bo washed. Splendid Recoveries Eighty-four buckets exhausted the deposit, about one-half yard of earth.. Gold gathered from this amounted to 4\i ounces, with better than an ounce of silver, as confirmed by assay of tho U. S. mint at San Francisco. Tho gold graded $14.46 per ounce, the best, said John L. Hooper, gold expert at Hobo Hot Springs, that had recently come under his notice. Tho boys are , now searching for another undiscovered spot. . Eight continuous claims embracing the caves Is the property of Tlbbetts, Tlbbetta & George, of Kernvllle, and Mel Brlttan and (he estate of the late Judge Brittan of Bakersfleld. It is thought the property Is for sale ' or lease. Magnolia Slashes Oil Prices Again (Associated Press Leased Wire) DALLAS, Jan. 2.— The Magnolia Petroleum Company today announced rnduotloiiR, effective ut once, ranging from 7 to 23 cent.s barrel for o to early In 1933, * *i.i ji i ' »«..~i . .~...«.. ... ..*...... »-. . . U u.u» , (rum i io «•>! ufinri IUTI utn ri'i lur UK 'J h < f H °.ii. oltpectotl | "» d or Enllllu Hasse-AsHlgnment of | purcnns( . H o f *rudo oil In Oklahoma. '--• - • ..... •• h < f H .i. a brief drilling program Four years ago the company completed a well that proved up a new production zone in thn Fellows field and brought tho firm Into tho petroleum spotlight. Blocks Out Tons of Ore at Quartz Mine KERN CANYON, Jan. a. — Claude Take was a visitor to the Helene Gal- vln placer mines recently, and reports that at tho uuartz property which he operates on Greonhorn mountain, several tons of higH-grudo oro has been blouliod out for 3% 1 por cent participating royalty Interest in gross production from Hasson well No. 1 on lot 4 of Falrhavon; subject to Cascade Oil Company's right to retain tho assigned interests pro rata share of the actual cost of operating and maintaining said well. Claude E, Davis to Qus Cribble—As- signment of one-half of all royalty from oil and gas lease by Frank J. Hyde and Ray J. Crandall, covering 26 acres, beginning at point on w«st line of lot 24, section 21, 29-27: 655.65 feet south from north corner of said lot. Walter Preston to Olen C. Hassee and .or Katherlno Masse—Assignment of 2 1 par cent partlclpatlnif royalty liitorostB In grobs production from Hasson Well No. 1, on lot 4, haven. • Louisiana, Arkansas and Texas, exclusive of East Texas whore the price remains at 75 cents. BUILD POWER LINE BAUSTOW, Jan. S.—Electrical energy will be sent to tho Bagdad-Chase mine, west*of here, soon. Construction of the power line was started several days ugo. A. C. Putnam, engineer for tho Southern Sierras Power Company, with Clarence AVorsley and James Kenneth, 'surveyed the lino. » MINING LOCATIONS Anvil .B. Johns ot nl — Affrioan Beauty No. 2, Mojnve district. Daniel H. Kroidlcr— Surprise, Javo 'district. Mo- EXPECT DEEP TESTS OF WESTSIDE AREA Completion of the Coffee Petroleum Company's Coffee No. 3 well on section 6, 28-29, In tho Coffee canyon district of Kern county, is expected soon after opening of tho new year. Tho woll has a depth of 1627 feot, tho expected completion point; and company officials reported that tho water shutoff on the 8H-lnch at 1620 feet, was successful. Minor delays have halted actual completion. The firm 1ms two producers on the same Coffee lease. Prospect Promising for China Boy Mine KERN CANYON, Jon. 2.— Development work on the China 'Boy mine in this district started during December, Bob Burns' and Charles Hicks, who have the property .leased, aro driving u tunnel northeast on the bedrock. They report that prospects aro promising. MASCOT JOB WILL BE AiTHERTEST TAFT. Jan. 2.—Standard Oil Company of California's only active development job in this district as the year opened was the Mascot No. 1 on sections 26, 32-23, where testing of hole Is 'under way to determine production possibilities. George Kenlston, drilling superintendent, reported that the well IB now standing cemented with a plug at 9300 feet, where a test will be made soon. The project has a total depth of 9760 feet, and from that point to the present plug at 9300 feet, did not develop production possibilities. The 5»i-lnch casing was perforated from 9295 feet to 8965 feet for the test. Mascot No. 1 is the deepest holu In Kern county and at one time was credited with being the deepest In tho world. Little-hopu Is held for commercial results from the testing planned ut the 9300-foot marl; and additional testing up the hole will follow. GIVE TOMAN OIL I 522,000.000 VALUE HANFORT3, Jan. 2.—Despite tho state-wide curtailment program which cut production In Kettleman Hills to less than 25 per cent of its potential production, oil produced from the North Dome during the past year was conservatively estimated to be worth $21,000,000. This compares with production worth approximately $18,000,000 in 1931. ' Total oil production was :ii>" the neighborhood of 22,000,000 barrels for the year just past. The $21,000,000 estimate does not take Into consideration the millions of gallons of gasoline wrung -from wet gas In absorption plants of Kettleman Hills or the dry gas which at Its peak recently built up to 600,000,-" 000 cubic feet a day, but was cut, down as production swung to tho lower and heavier oil zones. This gas Is piped all over the coast. Tho Dudley Itldge gus field Is not included either. During the past year 14 new wells have been brought In at Kottleman Hills as compared with 15 which were drilling at tho first of January- Eighteen wells are either drilling, as the year ends, or are being rigged for drilling. At the end of the year there were approximately 66 producing wells In Kettleman Hills, many of them shut in under curtailment agreements. •-•-* DRILLING EP LAVIN-AVERY-JORDAN IS MARICOPA, Jan. 2.—One of the most Interesting test jobs In this district In recent months Is that being drilled by the Lavin-Avery-Jordon triumvirate on section 29, 11-13. The project was spudded about- two weeks ago and is approaching 500 feet. Cable tools are being used. The site, located just 160 feet south and 497 feot west from tho northeast corner of the section, Is about one-quarter of a mile south of the HavenstVlto producing wells, ami about one mile north of the Bell-Wrlghtsninu well drilled by General Petroleum Corporation and which showed light oil production. Members of the firm aro J. IT. "Jud" Jordan and .Ralph Lavlii of Bakersflisld, and Harry Avery of Arizona and' Bakersflelrt, and their hcud- quurtera are nt U>S4 Chester avonuo In Bakcrsfleld. Mnmbcrs of tho firm aro uncertain about the depth which tho well will bo drilled. West Side Suffers From. Curtailment TAFT, Jan. 2.—Production on the West Side during 1932 like in other oil fields of the country, haw been held to a minimum,- and operators here are anxious for relief. During the past year the output of the great Midway-Sunset field remained bulow 60 por cent of tho potential, The field hart u potential production of about 96,000 barrels and the actual output oaoli day of the year remained near 45,000 barrels. •- BELRIDOE. Jan. 2.—Ohio Oil Com A pany was drilling ahead today near < 8130 feet in its Bloemer No. l" welli- on section 36, 27-20, and Indications! for a completion are not too promising, officials of the concern have Intimated. No oil has been sighted in drilling since the well experienced a blowout nt 7975 feet. The well "Is quiet as a mouse," It was said, and the bit la ' "bucking no pressure," and tho project looks much "like any wildcat." Ohio Is far below the point where Belrldge Oil Company found prolific production nt 8062 feet .on section 27, 27-20. There Is no definite manner, to determine how much lower on th structure tho Bloemer well might be, however, save through drilling ahead) In the hope the Belrldge zone fouo^ on section 27, 27-20 might be encountered. :*. Golden Bear Plans Period of Idleness Oolden Bear Oil Company will rest on its laurels for awhile, It was Indicated today when Charles P. Pruett, official of the firm, said that the concern does not contemplate drilling of new wells within tho Immediate future. The company has five wells on production and all of the output is sold under contract. Golden Bear Oil Company operates in the Coffee Canyon district northoaHt of Bakersfleld. Belmont May Drill New West Side Job TAFT. Jan. 2.—Belmont Oil Company, after drilling to 1924 feet in Powell No. 1 well on section 22, 32- In the Midway district, Is expected start another drilling job about <. feet east and north of its first- site, which IH being Idled, THANKS The Bakersfleld California!! wishes to thank K. B. Maglnnls of Hands- burg'for use of photographs belonging to his prized collection, t)ne of them, detailing a notice signed by citizens of Randsburg In 18911 to frighten evildoers, Is shown above pn this piiffa. Mr. Maglniils has many pictures which show llandsburg of yesteryear.

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