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Slirasvilloo Texas, Lkr.18, 191'
'Last Wed. I teek adramtae *'f 1r, A;C.icarfs trip i
t 'Graaltn ix khi ear oa route to'lF.Wk Stock Skew
to ot t3 at far en ly w y to Sliasville . WMil' I
was veTr tLire I jeied a auraboe *f GrQas boosters
ox ax *xeursiol araeus te BroerkiMrie axd Cadde toe oe
oil 'fields of tllt aeetioe ,f tik eu**ntr. It was
tern, wonderful tuic I-tid dread. 7M9 Garyj well,
especially,is a sigt eve r to -e'frretett. e o il
wns sprayed all 'oir ttS6 ~ll fe r several l-uxdred ,-ardr
veryT way'frrm tie well aad tT.e leaTve were dripping
oil. A4 we appearated i 'ws ad to jtrp',strea':s of
oil t'iat were fletwin alt fromt't^e will as *verflow.
The; e art twe pipe lies earryiAl awaj just as rmI cil
as tley will coetoy aad ,e b4aildixg wpedex reservoire
ior te *eerfiltw,but as fast as they wet oex built it ir
quickly filled and te atteams kcep fleril d
little creek. TAey tklre up dirt daria as fa3t an it
.eoerflews ,t* da iebToe ltil't'rea ar -.ew a dozen or
m ere. Te predutiea ins stistetc at about 15000 bbl,.
per day. The 'lX' B k IC ell is not yet"bl*oT ip"
and it is imapsesx to |1l J14 WkZ.i it will'produce,
but Wo are kepin -4l V r ones .
I spxat tw *rIr t 4 t (S rabTan wit* Otis a.nd
Edna,eae *over koia' -t!yprae*s.ed to real ooed
er;-wds Sunday merasi and *vAii, and visited tt-e Sc o'l1
, We iveT'aTd seome e" tlhe windiest
weather I ever saw,aid sali-steram equal to tle western
VWe eot letters fremr I!uE and Lila yesterdayy a;cd teday
and were Clad tot gt ta *offiieial citations of the S
Second Division. We are very proud of t'-at division
beth because t ey are tka best of *ur gr*et U.Sar.ry
but especially becau *our own boys are part of it.
'hJ en all thi t rutk is told I fully expect te 'haer tht
eur o*w boys deserve a *ed sl'tre O t e lesnr attril.m
"s. ted to tuat divis io.
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