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The Decatur Daily Review from Decatur, Illinois • Page 48

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Wednesday; December 15, 1948. THE DECATUR REVIEW PAGE TWENTY-TWO EIGHT LIVES LEFT The group took along a basket dinner and had their noon meal with, the children of the orphanage. Lincoln Rites Today For Pvt Paul Sells Lincoln; Dec. 14 (Staff)1 The funeral of Pvjt. Paul Robert Rotary Provides Gifts Clinton's Santa Clinton, Dec.

14 (Staff) Thirty Rotarians attended' their weekly luncheon meeting in the Magill hotel this noon. Clyde Helm was in harge of the program, which included three speakers Loot School At Teutopolis Effingham, Dec. 15 (Staff) Burglary of the Teutopolis high school in which band instruments Sells of Chicago who was killed in a train wreck in Korea Sept 15 will be held at 3:30 p. m. Wednes from among the membership, W.D.

File $115,000 Estate in Logan Lincoln. Dec. 15 (Staff) Petition to probate the will of Mrs. Grace Gasaway of Mount Pulaski, who died Dec. 6, was on file in county court today listing real estate valued at $100,000 and personal property at $15,000.

Mrs. Helen Elizabeth Garvey of Mount Pulaski, a daughter was named executor. The will drawn 30 set up a trustee, with G. Voile of Mount and tools valued at more than $1,200 were taken was discovered Wright, Rev. Guy O.

Longenbaugh and C. W. Thorp. The club voted to furnish stick Tuesday. Sister Mary Ethelbert, superin-l candy for Santa Claus to pass out to all visitors at Christmas village.

Services at Brownstown For Sgt. Marion Forbis Vandalia, Dec. 14 (Staff) Services will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday in the Emanuel church near Brownstown for Staff Sgt Marion B.

Forbis, whose body arrived at the Hunter funeral home here today. Burial will be in Forbis cemetery with full military rites. Sergeant Forbis was 21 years old when he was killed in Germany on Feb. 10. 1944.

He was a member of an air force boinber Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Forbis, near Brownstown; brothers, Robert, Vandalia, Kenneth, Chicago, Leslie, U. S. army, Georgie and Dannie, at home; and a sister, Shirley Gene, at home.

tendent of the Teutopolis commu nity unit school district, said that entrance was gained to the school through shop annex by breaking and also voted to furnish the oranges for the annual children's Christmas party to be held at the Clintonia theater Dec. 19. The latter is sponsored by the Clinton Business and Professional Women's club. day in Sheets funeral home here. Burial will be in Union cemetery and Lincoln service organizations will conduct military rites at the grave.

Surviving are his parents, Otis S. Sells of Blandinsville and Bernice Ogden of Pecotin; a brother. Jack in the army at Monmouth, N. two sisters, Betty of Lincoln and Joyce of Chicago. Mrs.

Ida Ogden of Lincoln is a grandmother. Sullivan Man Fined For Drunken Driving Sullivan, Dec. 14 (Staff) Owen Crockett, 32, of Sullivan was tried in Moultrie county court today before Judge Rodney Scott on a charge of drunken driving on route 121 near Bethany. Crockett was sentenced to one year at the state penal farm, but the sentence was suspended and he was placed Fayette Plans Mass Meeting On Road Bonds Vandalia. Dec.

15 (Staff) In their latest effort to find a solution to the problem of a semi-bankrupt highway department, Fayette county supervisors Tuesday voted to hold a public mass meet-ing at which a proposal to call a referendum on a $200,000 road bond issue will be discussed. Supervisor R. B. Trueblood opened discussion by reporting that complaints continue to flood in concerning the condition of county highways, especially those on which school buses operate. He pointed out that the county aid road fund now has only $2,792, the remains of $13,000 which was anticipated against taxes to be collected in 1949.

This anticipation is nearly half of a total levy approximating $32,000. Only 75 per cent can be anticipated under Illinois law. DATE FOB THE MASS meeting will be set in the near future by a committee appointed iy Chairman Frank Williams, consisting of Frank Woerner, L. K. Lovelace and J.

B. Wright This group is to meet with bankers, school district board members. Chamber of Pulaski nominated. The instrument provides that one half of the net income be paid each to Mrs. Garvey and her brother, Harold, also of Mount Pulaski.

There are open a door. All band instruments were taken and all except three owned by pupils were school property. Among tools taken was an electric drill valued at $75. The theft was discovered when two grandsons: Robert and Willard Garvey, minors, listed as heirs. Shelby Group Visits St.

Louis Orphanage pupils reported for band practise Shelbyyille, Dec. 15 (Staff) CLINTON MAN HIRED Shelbyyille, Dec. 15 (Staff) about mid-morning. Twenty-fotfr members of the' Clifcton, Dec, 14 Harry Macon, Twenty-fotfr members of the DEWITT PASTOR RESIGNS Dewitt, Dec. 14 Rev, H.

W. Daugherty, pastor of the Cumber The Effingham sheriffs office Shelbyville Chriftian church went of Clinton has been employed and state police were investigating to St. Louis Sunday where they as manager of the Alexander Lum-today. visited the Christian Children's Or- oer Co. yard at Herscher, IU.

land-Presbyterian church in Dewitt (or several years, has resigned to accent the pastorate of the church phanage. Macon has already assumed bis The orphanage is sponsored by i duties, and his family will move the Young People's organization. there soon. fiM 4 a jgMd.T.M mill ii in 1 xxmAmm. i.iiMfcji one one-year probation.

He paid a fine of $100 and costs. at Virginia, Commerce, and other civic groups After grabbing the feline by the tail and carrying it to the street, Treubig was bitten by the cat, which ran away. (AP WIREPHOTO) Frank Treubig, agent for the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, rescues a cat from an elevated structure in New York City. in the county to discuss the road situation and explain purposes of the mass meeting. Supervisors expressed the belief that if the road bond proposition is to win approval in a referendum they will stand a better chance if it is decided bonds will be sold to Gusher Spurs Oil Boom in Richland but' there has been considerable ac banks within the county.

Trueblooc. also pointed to the large number of Fayette highway maintenance men discharged due to lack of funds, and said that some of the seven personnel remaining would have to be laid off in the near future. The proposed road bond issue would be divided between the 20 townships after $40,000 was used for purchase of new machinery. Christmas eve. tivity between them.

A number of dry holes have been Big Well Still Flowing 300 Barrels Daily; 26 Drilled included in the exploration of the new field in fact the direct west offset to the big discovery, well was a dry hole but the flurry of activity continues and some excellent wells are still being brought By VINCENT VAN CLEVE Of The Review Staff Olney, Dec. 15 Discovery of the largest produc in. ing oil well in Illinois during 1948 THE NORTH Richland gusher seemed to affect other areas of the county, as new ventures sprang up three months ago has resulted in revival of drilling activities in Cub Scout Pack for Mt. Pulaski Organized Lincoln, Dec, 14 (Staff) Organization and registration of anew Cub Scout pack was conducted Monday night in Mount Pulaski and Otto Ey was named to lead the group, with Donald Schrishuhn as an assistant, Rus Daugherty, here and there. Efforts still con Richland county, with one of the greatest booms in its history now in full sway.

tinue around Olney, and although there are two small producing wells Last Sept. 3, Russell P. Johnson, in the extreme, north part of town, their output has hardly been large independent Olney oil operator, struck a gusher in his No. 1 John enough to result in a town-lot drilling campaign. The two most recent ventures have resulted in dry holes Von Almen Heirs wildcat test, field Scout executive announced today.

Den mothers who volunteered their services are Mrs. R. O. Zumstpin. Mrs.

Harrv Milner and mt iuro rurmnwi Tmiiii-irvTr-r ti'rt' 1,1111 lffi fi Will iSmmm I htt mien ill istz u.v fflim ZnlkA Ifh iTl rr i rrdTwiiS about six miles north and slightly east of Olney, to touch off one of in tests just a few feet outside the city limits, with several dry holes now on the north, east and south. the biggest periods of development Mrs. Florence Voile. The Cub pack and the west side as yet untested. On Oct 22 Sun Oil abandoned its committee members are Paul Huston, Edward Ruwe, Lee 'McCain, Harry Milner and Rev.

R. O. Zum- No. 1 Ulrich Unit test, just outside the east city limits, and on Nov. stein.

-Huston will be institutional the county has experienced in 10 years of oil exploration. AT THE TIME Johnson and associates hit the big well, only three other oil operations were active in Richland Today there are 26, with more than half of them in the area surrounding the big well, and the present number of active representative and Rev. Mr. Zum 12 Bond Jones No. 1 A.

D. Eyer et aL only a few feet north of the corporation line, also was aban stein is a member of the Prairie Trails district committee. The group will plan a pack meet doned. There are no tests drilling close to Olney at the present time. operations has frequently been ex A rather sensational new ing for Jan.

10 at which time Bob Cat pins, charter and commissions will be presented. The Cub pack is ceeded in the last three months. Located in northwest German number 122 of the Corn Belt council discovery, as yet undeveloped to any great extent was made in the McClosky field in west Bonpas township, about 10 miles south and east of Olney, on Nov. 8. Ashland township in section 31-5n-14w, in a formerly little explored and not too and under sponsorship of the Par ent-Ytachers association.

highly regarded area, the Von Al men well astounded the oil fratern Oil moved in a rig within 50 feet of Rites Set Thursday for ity as it came in flowing naturally from the McClosky lime from sat its No. 4 Chamberlain test, which had been producing from the Mc Pfc. Taylor of Oakland uration found at slightly below 3, Closky lime, and completed a 000 feet, with a production of 1, twin" well in the Cypress sand at 740 barrels in its first 24 hours. shallower depth. Several othei Although expected to follow the similar ventures have been made in the field, but bad weather and mud has prevented any large scale pattern of most McClosky wells in this area and fall off rapidly in development of the sand formation production, the test did just the op- Dosite its output increased each SIX OF THE NINE townships in day for a period of several weeks, Richland county have oil operations In its first five days of flowing the at the present time, with the ma jority of the play in the expanding well had made 9,000 barrels and by that time there were five other German-Preston township field tests starting un in the area.

In its There are nine wells active in tenth day of production the well Preston township, eight in German made 1.860 barrels and four days Charleston, Dec. 14 (Staff) The body of Pcf. Merle W. Taylor, son of Mr. and Mrs.

Charles W. Taylor of Oakland, will arrive here at 12:30 a. m. Thursday, and will be taken to the Lewis funeral home. A brief service will be held in the luneral home at 1:15 p.

m. Thai sday. Graveside services will be ne'd in the Oakland cemetery about 2:30 p. m. He leaves his parents, a brother, Mick.

Oklahoma City. his grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. J.

W. Bryant, Rardin. and William Taylor, Oakland, and his great-gr indmother, Mrs. Mary L. Bryant, Rardin.

Taylor lived his entire life in Oakland before entering service in Feb-uary 1943. He was killed in action in Germany on March 24, 1945. Centralia, Salem Men Held in Marion Jail Salem, Dec. 14 (Staff) two each in Olney and Denver, one later reached 1.946 barrels. in Noble and four in Bonpas.

THE BIGGEST daily output of With the exception of the pros the well was on Sept. 26, its 23d pective Cypress sand development day of production, when it flowed in the south part of the county. 2,208 barrels in a 24-hour period. operators are drilling for the Mc Closky lime, which is found in At the end of its first 30 days of flowing, the well had poured out most wells in the north part of 56,818 barrels of oil at the rate of the county between 3.000 and 3.040 feet, and in the south part slightly $2.77 per barrel for a total value below 3,100 feet It is from this of more than $157,000 in a month's formation that the big fields drilled time. After that time production of the gusher began to drop gradually as north and south of Noble some eight years ago are producing, and from all indications, Richland county is offset wells nearby began to pro.

still due for a lot of development duce, but on its 46th day it was Currently Richland is in third still flowing at the rate of 1,200 James Keith Stoafer, 17, of Centralia was bound over to await action of the Marion county grand jury on charges of auto theft today after arraignment before Justice J. barrels per day. Today it still does not require a pump and is flowing place among the state's oil produc ing counties. 1 at the rate of 300 barrels per day, O. Wright in Centralia.

He is being held in the county jail in default of Pfc. James Derricks In three months of production the well has made over 120,000 barrels bond. Rites Friday at Kenney Also in jail awaiting preliminary hearing on charges of assault with Kenney, Dec. 14 (Staff) Funeral services for Pfc. James a deadly weapon isHaro.M Under, Derricks of Kenney, who was killed in action in France March 15, 1945, If of oiL The pool was extended a mile to the northwest early in October when Perry Fulk, independent Noble operator, struck- another gusher in his No.

1 Asa Jenkins test. The VonAlem and Jenkins wells, together with Skelly Oil's No. 1 Pete Von Almen, south offset to the discovery well, were putting out 5,000 barrels of oil daily between 25, of Salem. Linder is alleged to have stabbed Charles Johnson in the leg during a fight Monday night Johnson was not seriously will be held at the Methodist church in Kenney Friday at 1:30 p. Military rites will be conducted by injured.

ulen Phelps, 31. and Fred Dod the Kenney-Hallsville American Legion post Burial will be in Pleasant Valley cemetery. son, 21. both of Salem, are held in the county jail in default of bond after arraignment today before The body will arrive in Kenney Wednesday at 2 p. m.

and will be taken to the Roby funeral chapel them during October. DERRICKS SPRANG up like mushrooms in the area and there was a mad scramble among oil operators for previously ignored leases of land in the vicinity. Fif Justice Noah Parker on charges of larceny. They allegedly stole a road scarifier from Charles Glasco, Salem implement dealer. where friends may call.

ChrisfiwasEie: Stores at Private Derricks was born July 17, 1925, at Kenney, the only son of Leslie and Bernice (Hilt) Derricks. teen to 20 wells have been active inj He attended school at Kenney, Hillsboro, Florida and Kankakee, graduating from high school at a Kankakee. He entered service Dec. 12, 1943, and went overseas in October 1944. He was in the 45th Division of Continue Hearing On Olney Check Case Olney.

Dee. 14 (Staff) Tom Mulvaney. 36, of Olney and Salem, appeared for a hearing before Richland County Judge R. E. Boley today on charges of Issuing a fraudulent check, but the hearing was continued pending further investigation.

Sheriff Charles Hix-on said Mulvaney is charged with issuing a check tor $14 to Joe Hix-cn cl Olney. but that several other check cases are being investigated. the area regularly since that time, the field including western German and eastern Preston townships. At the present time there are 17 wells active in the pool, an indication that there is yet a lot of acreage to be developed. Late in October, Calvert Willis, Olney operators, struck oil in the No.

1 Henry Schneider wildcat, located in the heart of the String-town community, several miles east of the big field. To date the two areas have not been connected. Thunderbirds. Co. S.

157th Infantry. His parents received his Purple Heart award posthumously. Besides his parents he leaves two sisters. Mrs. Bernadine Walker and Mrs.

Phyllis McClure, two nieces and two nephews, all of Kankakee..

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