Sweetwater Reporter (Sweetwater, Tex.), Vol. 57, No. 160, Ed. 1 Friday, July 9, 1954 Page: 1 of 8
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The Life You Save
May Be Your Own
Dedicated To The Welfare Of Sweetwater And Surrounding Area
57th Year Number 160
Full Leased United Press Wire Service
SWEETWATER, TEXAS, FRIDAY, JULY 9, 1954
NEA Telephof-o Service
Price Daily 5c, Sunday 10c
4,500 WORKERS OUT
Board Strives To Halt
Strike At Atomic Plant
WASHINGTON, July 9 — UP—
A presidential emergency board
moved swiftly Friday to halt a
strike of 4,500 CIO production
workers in atomic energy plants
at Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Paducah,
There was a possibility that fast
action by the fact - finding board
iJ^ould enable the government to
obtain a court order late Friday
or Saturday to end the walkout for
Under Taft - Hartley labor law
machinery, President Eisenhower
must first get a report from the
board before seeking an anti-strike
The board was appointed by the
President Thursday, and began
By AI.LEN BAKER
Oil men are looking at Nolan
County with renewed interest, re-
ports this weekend indicate. More
Cambrian finds and further devel-
opments in other pays are being
Seaboard's third Cambrian well
in the Billy Hanks field, A-16 Hanks
made 214 barrels of oil in 16 hours
following acid treatment with 500
gallons. Gas-oil ratio was given at |
A15 Billie Hanks has already
been proven as a good Cambrian
Two outpost locations to the No.
1 W. J. Beaver well north of Ros-
coe two and a half miles, announc-
ed tentatively last week in connec-
tion with starting of the No. 1 L.
L. Medlock north offset, have been
Sun Oil Co. has filed application
drill the projects to 6,550 feet in
the Strawn, elevation 2,384 feet.
No. 1 H. F. Rayburn, a five-
eighths mile northeast, is 10 feet
from the north and 660 feet from
the west line of the northeast quar-
ter of section 35-23-T&P. It is on
161.22 acre lease.
No. 1 N. L. Anderson, half mile
east and slightly north, is 1,320 feet
from the north and 660 feet from
the west line of the northeast quar-
ter of section 35-23-T&P.
^ Sun No. 1 Beaver well was final-
'ed July 2 for a daily flowing poten-
tial of 240.81 barrels of 41.5 gravity
oil plus 41.4 barrels of water, with
gas-oil ratio of' 1,279 1. Production
was from between 6,280-458 feet.
The E. A. Cambrian field's fifth
producer, No. 1 R. R. Petty of
Johns H. Snowden et al and Kilroy
Structural Steel Co. has been con-
firmed by announcement of com-
.... It has a daily pumping potential
stif 167.88 barrels of 51 gravity oil.
Production was through perfora-
tions between 6,126-45 feet in 5Mi-
inch casing cemented at 6,150 feet,
the total depth.
Top of the pay was picked at
6,125 feet on elevation of 2.249 feet.
Location is in section 12-Z-T&P
survey, four miles south of Nolan.
This is on the east half of section
12, immediately west of the Robert
discovery well. In the west half oi
Jhe section. Jack Wrather's No. 1
S'etty well was a failure.
Humble has two good Cambrian
offsets to the south in section 15
and British-American has found
good Ellenburger pay and probably
good Cambrian promises in the
southeast corner of section 5.
Union Oil Co. No. 2-74 T. D.
Young reported drilling below 5,-
hearings into the dispute. It heard
"important aspects" of the strike
Thursday from Atomic Energy
Board Chairman Thomas Keith
Glennan. who labeled the walkout
"a matter of extreme urgency,"
said he hopes the board can con-
clude its hearings Friday and sub-
mit its report to the President no
later than Saturday.
Glennan is a former member of
the AEC and is now president of
the case Institute of Technology
Supervisory workers are keeping
the two plants in operation despite
the strike and government officials
believe the injunction will be is-
sued before the plants are forced
to shut down.
The CIO workers left their jobs
at the big gaseous diffusion plants
at Oak Ridge and Paducah
Wednesday in a wage dispute. Of-
ficials said technical and supervis-
ory employes would maintain
"maximum production" of U-235
which is used to make atomic
Mr. Eisenhower invoked the
Taft - Hartley law in the dispute
after the workers spurned his ap-
peal to stay on the job in the in-
terests of national security.
The strikers are demanding a
15-cent hourly wage increase. Un-
ion Carbide and Chemical Corp.,
which operates the Oak Ridge and
Paducah plants for the Atomic En-
ergy Commission, has refused to
grant more than the six cents rec-
ommended by the government's
atomic labor relations panel.
•:>r" y m
New Proposal Introduced
On Red China-
FOUND — Deep graves containing mutilated bodies are shown
after being dug open in Guatemala City where they were discover-
ed following overthrow of Jacob Arbenz's government by Col.
Carlos Castillo Armas. Bodies were identified by investigators of
Armas' Liberation Army and were said to be victims of torture
by police of overthrown regime. (NEA Telephoto)
Newest North Dora
Field Producer Is
1,816 Barrel Well
The 16th producing oil well in
North Dora field and the seventh
Cambrian well in section 58 has
been completed for 1,816 barrels
°f oilJ?ai-Y- . I Walter Bedell Smith planned to re-
C. K. Boyd No. 7-B Cambrian j turn to Geneva to listen to cease
well in North Dora field has been fjre recommendations next week
completed for a 1.816.56 barret of
WASHINGTON, July 9—UP—The
administration is clearing the
way for a "hands-off" policy to-
ward any unacceptable peace for-
mula with the Reds in Indo-China.
Administration officials express-
ed mounting concern that a peace
of appeasement is in the works at
the East-West conference in Gen-
The clearest sign of American
anxiety over impending moves at
Geneva was Secretary of State
John Foster Dulles' statement that
neither he nor Undersecretary
oil daily, it has been announced
This newest of the North Dora
Cambrian wells is in section 58-20-
T&P about mid-section. Wells
along the east section line of sec-
tion 58 made Cambrians but wells
out toward the west edge made
Ellenburger producers, failing in
the Cambrian. No. 7-B was stepped
back about half way to the section
line on the east.
The oil is 47.8 gravity with gas-
oil ratio of 785-1.
The potential was based on an
actual two-hour flow of 151.38 bar-
rels of oil through a three-quarter
inch choke and perforations be-
tween 6,080-6,160 feet in .^-inch
casing, cemented at 6,166 feet, the
total depth. Plugged back total
depth is 6,158 feet.
Tubing pressure was 550-300
pounds; casing pressure 250-50
IJulles said Thursday 4'ia! i!;r
and some other countries will be
represented by premiers or foreign
ministers at the negotiations on
Dulles said the signals might be
changed. But he gave every indi-
cation that this government be-
Uved it. would be safer to have
Johnson as the only high ranking
American at Geneva. One reason
for this attitude is that the United
States is not a direct party to the
Geneva negotiations on the Indo-
The administration hopes it is
wrong in its advance analysis of
the type of peace that is likely to
come out of the new Geneva talks
T'.Yten France* the Associated
American delegation was in the States of Indo-China and the Com
hands of a thoroughly competent j munists of ending the eight-year
man — Ambassador to Czechoslo- war.
vakia U. Alexis Johnson. If Dulles j Policy-makers said the adminis-
and Smith do not go, Johnson will j tration's concern was best sum-
med up in a brief remark Dulles
Sweetwater has the heaviest
long distance telephone traffic this
summer in her history, according
to George Beard, Southwestern
Bell Telephone Company manag-
Daily long distance traffic has
increased from 700 calls daily at
this time last summer to 1,000
calls, he said.
"We have added two additional
operators to handle the business
and are completing the average
call in 95 seconds.
Toll dial equipment is expediting
handling of calls."
Beard said that the increase is
largely due to oil business here.
Calls For Consultation
calls for a "re-examination" of
U.S. policies if it is override in
the UN on the Chinese issue.
Knowland's proposal, besides re-
stating congressional opposition to
seating the Communists, merely
asks the President to confer with
Congress and recommend changes
in foreign policy if they get in the
It contains no threat to pull out
of the UN and does not mention
a special session of Congress. Both
these possibilities had been men-
tioned previously by Knowland.
By WARREN DUFFEE
WASHINGTON, July 9 —UP—
Republicans and Democrats rallied
behind a watered - down Senate
proposal Friday calling on Presi-
dent Eisenhower to consult with
Congress on foreign policy changes
if Red China wins a United Na-
The proposed policy statement,
sponsored by Senate GOP Leader
William F. Knowland, apparently
was designed to head off a possible
split between Congress and the
President on U.S. action if the
Reds gain UN membership.
Knowland claimed "overwhelm-
ing" support from both parties for
the proposal which was tentatively
approved by the Senate Foreign
Relations committee Thursday.
There was no sign of Democratic
opposition and key Democrats had
a backstage hand in drafting the
Won't Commit Action
The Foreign Relations commit-
tee was scheduled to take up the
proposal Friday 18 a.m. est) at a
closed-door meeting on the admin-
istration's foreign aid program.
Informed sources said the ad-
ministration would not oppose the
mildly - worded policy statement.
It would not commit the President
or the nationt o any specific ac-
The proposal marked a big re-
treat. for Knowland. He had pre-
dicted last week that Congress
would cut off financial support to
the UN if it admits Red China. . .
And he had promised to resign his Dallas, high winds blew the roo
off a cotton warehouse and caverl
in the wall of another. The weather
North Texas Area
Pounded By Rains
And Wind Storms '
By UNITED PRESS
Thunderstorms late Thursday
pounded Dallas and Wills Point
with up to 1.10 inch of rain in
some parts, tore the roof of a cafe
and disrupted telephone service.
Forecasters said more thunder-
storms and more hot weather were I
in prospect for Texas through Sat-
Thursday's storm also blew down
a shed in Mesquite, near Dallas. '
blew a large tree over a power |
line and blew a building under con-
struction across a street.
At Wills Point, 50 miles east of
SLAIN — South Miami police ar-
Of 9 Teachers
Resignations of nine teachers in
the Sweetwater school system were
| accepted at a meeting of the Board
of Trustees, Sweetwater Indepen-
dent School District, Thursday
night, and six new teachers were
approved The meeting was held
in the school tax office, city hall.
Those resigning are Mrs. Ray
Shannon, J. D. Smith and Roland
I rested a suspect Thursday, Guy
j E. Stevens of Cincinnati, in the | VVhatley of Newman High School;
kidnap, rape and murder of Jud- ! Mrs. Betty Hayley and Mrs D. B.
leadership post and campaign to
gp,t the United States out of the
w&iiu hody if the Communists get
Both President Eisenhower and
Secretary of State John Foster
Dulles have made it clear they do
not favor a flat commitment at
this time for a U.S. walkout if the
himself had made at Geneva dur- j Peiping regime is seated over
ing the early days of the confer
ence. They recalled the secretary
had said, "peace is always easy to
achieve — by surrender." He has
said, "peace is always easy to
j achieve — by surrender." He has
| since said that the United States
j "does not propose to buy peace at
I that price."
A House Foreign affairs subcom-
mittee, meanwhile, scheduled hear-
ings (at 8:30 a.m., est) on another
and similar proposal dealing with
the possible admission of Chinese
Reds. Sponsored by Rep. Alvin M.
Bentley (R-Mich.), the resolution
be the top American official Rus-
sia, France, Britain, Red China
LAS VEGAS, Nov.. July 9—UP
—Film actress Terry Moore made
her big time nightclub debut
Thursday night in the "m o s t
shocking" dress seen in Las Vegas
since Marlene Dietrich's eye-open-
er of last winter.
Miss Moore appeared at the end
of her opening act at the Flamingo | Thp annua[ Sweetwater Junior I bundled up and in good shape for
hotel in a black-beaded dress, slit j chamber 0f Commerce city-wide j pickup," James Staton, drive
to about halfway above her knee. ; _i„„_lir> hniH TtmreHav mt
cleanup duve, held Ihursday, was | chairman, said Friday.
acclaimed by officials of the club ,
Friday, as a great success, with Trucks for the drive were o-
workers and citizens cooperating i nated by Davis Implement Comp-
Jaycee Cleanup Drive
Is Acclaimed Success
The low-cut top was made of trans-
The S3.500 dress, with the black
beads "covering the vital spots "
drew a gasp from the audience.
Miss Dietrich's dress was cut
along similar lines, and had the
same sort of transparent top. It
won her nationwide attention.
Miss Moore, whose white fur
bathing suit caused a controversy
during a visit to Korea, said she
was not trying to outdo Miss Diet-
"I wore it only at the end of
the show because 1 was so em-
barrassed," she said. "They want-
ed me to wear my fur balhing suit,
but that would have been in bad
to rid Sweetwater of an abundance
of trash and garbage.
An estimated 60-80 truck loads
of trash and garbage were hauled j st'07,;'s"" westex'"' Bedding,"' Trow-
by 20 volunteer trucks to the city ,)ridse Trucking Co.. Dabney Mo-
dump ground during the morning- ] tor Co WaIker Outdoor Advertis-
any, Vandervoort's, Seven-Eleven
Auto Parts Co., E. B. Ellis, Gee
Transfer, Piggly Wiggly, two
long drive, which was aimed at
ridding the city of insect and di-
sease breeding places.
The major portion of the job was
completed around noon, and the
Chuck Wagon Gang, through co-
operation with the health and saf-
ety committee of the Board of
City Development, fed some 70 vol-
unteer workers at. City Park.
"Nearly everyone had their trash
General Geophysical Drilling
J'o.'s No. 1 Porter well for Gen-
eral Crude, in section 40 northeast
of Nolan has set 556 feet of 9 5 8
inch casing. Buck Cornelius is ill
charge of this drilling test.
No. 1 George T. Cave well, east
offset to Humble No. 1 R. R, Petty
south of Nolan, is around 6,400
feet, drilling ahead. It has had
one show but is running low.
The second producer on the
j$rooks Ranch south of here has
been reported listed with the Rail-
road Commission as a producer.
No. 2-A Brooks well had a daily
flowing potential of 246 barrels of
37 gravity oil, plus 2.2 per cent
water. Flow was through quarter-
inch choke with packer set on the
casing and 340 to 380 pounds tub-
Canyon Sand production is from
perforations at 5,564-80 feet after
acid treatment. The C. L. Nors-
,'Morthy Jr. well was re-opened and
Deepened recently after the No. 3
Brooks well made a producer in
the Canyon said, starting the Mary
neal Canyon Sand pool. The old 2-A
well deepened, got a showing in the
Ellenburger and then stopped. It
was plugged back to the Canyon
sand at 5,540 feet. Gas-oil ratio is
listed at 720-1.
MONTGOMERY WARD THORNE
Skelly Oil Co. No. 10-B Boyd has
been located in section 58, North
See OIL Page 8
Fatal Injection Is Indicated
In Death Of Mail Order Heir
ing Co., Southwest Body Works,
Home Dairy, Rigsby Transfer,
Texas Electric Service Co., Pu-
eblo Service Station, Brown Lum-
ber Co., Fulwood Cabinet Shop,
Sunset Motor Lines, Sears Roe-
Buck and Rig Edwards.
The Jaycees also expressed their
appreciation to the various firms
and businesses which donated
funds, with which the volunteer
boys, working on the trucks, were
paid. Pat Gerald had charge of ar-
ranging for the workers.
Jaycees working on the cleanup
drive committee were Weldon
Kirk, Bob Law, Jim Tatom, Jere
Lawrence, Harvey Campbell, Hil-
ton Jarvis, Bill Ellis and Staton.
Jayce-ettes Naomi Beard and
Harriet Malone provided ice water
I for the workers near the city
j dump grounds.
observers said 1.10 inch of rain
as measured there.
Heavy winds also damaged a
barn and other outbuildings on the
farm of Mrs. Edith Petitfils at Ben-
brook, near Fort Worth.
The rain was measured officially
at the Dallas and Fort Worth
weather stations at a trace, but
other gauges measured up to one
inch in some parts of Dallas.
Telephone service to the city
hall switchboard in Dallas was cut
off for about 45 minutes, but serv-
ice to the police emergency num-
ber was not affected.
Meteorologists also reported .86
inch of rain at Marfa, in normally-
dry West Texas, .05 at Amarillo.
,04" at El Paso and ,01 at Lubbock.
Forecasters said the outlook is
for much the same kind of weather
over all Texas Friday—scattered
afternoon and evening thunder-
showers and more hot weather
where enough rain doesn't fall to
cool temperatures off.
R. C. Watts Test
Has Oil Showing
ith Ann Roberts, above, daughter
of a Baltimore labor lawyer.
Judith Ann was taken from the
home of her grandparents in
Miami, Wednesday. (NEA Tele-
Four Men Killed
In Plane Collision
At Webb Air Base
BIG SPRING, Tex . July 9—UP
-—Four men were killed Thursday
night when two training planes col-
lided as they approached Webb Air
Force Base for landings.
The wreckage of one plane, to-
gether with two bodies, was found
shortly after the collision about 10
p.m. est. The wreckage of the sec-
ond plane and the other two bodies
were not found until Friday.
Authorities said the country is
so rugged that search parties
working through the night were
not able to find the plane until
The public information officer at
Webb. 1st Lt. Dennis McClendon,
said the propeller driven T - 28
trainers were on "dual" night
training missions, with both
instructor and student pilots.
The names of the dead were
withheld until their next of kin
could be notified.
H. W. Bocon Dies
\n Wichita Falls
were board president Wade r ores-
H. W. Bacon. long-time resident \ ter, members C. E. Lambert, John
of Sweetwater, and an employe of ; Miner, Irving Loeb, J. M. Law-
the U. S. Post Office here until his rence and Ed Aiken, with Hudson
recent retirement died at the home Lincoln absent; South and Smith,
of his daughter. Mrs. Art Tell, in
Wichita Falls, at 7:30 p.m. Thurs- THE WEATHER
Mr. and Mrs. Bacon had moved ! SWEETWATER — Temperature.
| to Wichita Falls about a month high, 102 degres; iow, 75 degrees.
I ago to make their home with their Barometric pressure, 30 04, rising
| daughter. He had retired from the slightly. Relative humidity. 45 per
| Post Office due to ill health. cent, decreasing slightly. Instru
Funeral services will be held ment reading, clear to partly clou-
| Sunday in Victoria, Texas, Mc- i dy, continued hot.
Brown, Reagan Junior High: Mrs.
W. W. Crockett and Mrs Pat
Crawford of John R. Lewis ele-
mentary and Mrs. J. B. Gibbs and
Mrs. Ben Brock, Eastridge.
The board directed superinten-
dent Olaf South to write a letter of
appreciation of her long service to
Mrs. Brown, who is retiring from
the school system after years of
teaching in the system here.
Clyde Jetton, student counselor
at Newman High School, was
granted a leave of absence in order
for him to return to school to work
on his doctor's degree.
New teachers approved by the
board were Mrs. A J. Hall. Mrs.
John Wolfe, Mrs. Anna Levens,
Mrs. Anna Leaeh. Mrs. Letha Ol-
sen and. Floyd Midkiff, all of whom
will be assigned to elemeritsry
Architect Don Smith presented
plans for a new vocational building
for Newman High School, on the
site of the old high school building,
west of the present high school
After considerable examination
and discussion of the plans, the
board voted to meet at the school
Monday at 5 p.m., to further study
and discuss the situation.
In other business. Superintendent
South reported that the board of
equalization had completed its
work for the year, and made a fi-
nancial and transportation report.
The board will hold a public hear-
ing of the school budget of 1954-55.
on August 12, at 7:30 p.m., and in-
vited the public to attend the meet-
Those present at the meeting
No. 1 R. C. Watts oil test, three Cade-Carruth Funeral Home direct-
CHICAGO, July 9 —UP—Coroner
Walter E, McCarron indicated Fri-
day that somebody injected a pos-
sibly fatal dose of morphine into
the arms of Montgomery Ward
Thorne shortly before the young
mail order heir died in agony.
He ordered intensive question-
ing of all persons who saw Thorne
during his last hours.
The new line of investigation was
touched off Thursday by a report
from coroner's physician Harry
Leon that Thorne died "in agony"
of suffocation induced by a lethal
combination of morphine, alcohol
Thorne, 20-year-old heir to a $1.3
million mail order fortune, was
found sprawled across the bed in
his tiny, hot studio apartment
June 19 after his landlord forced
his way through a locked door.
Evidence of Party
There was evidence of a sex and
narcotics party in the room. One
piece of the evidence—an impro-
vised hypodermic needle found tap-
ed to a closet ceiling—assumed
special importance ir the light of | murder or involuntary tnanslaugh-
Leon's report. ter.
Leon said he was convinced McCarron, spurred on by Leon's |n C.n V A
Thorne would have been no more comment that "somebody is hiding "■* WUI MVVIUCIH
able to hide the needle after the something," said "it is all impor-
morphine was administered "than [ tant that we now find the last
a man who had just been shot in j person who saw Thorne alive."
the head." j Previous investigation has al-
He added it would have been | ready established that the last per-
"absolutely a physical impossibil- son who admits seeing Thorne was
ity" for Thorne to "administer two
shots in each arm in the veins in
perfect straight lines without be-
ing perfectly ambidextrous."
Evidence of such shots were
SuZanne Rooks, a pretty acquatic
star who lived across the street.
Leon's report also revived spec-
ulation about a "mystery girl" who
may have kept a tryst with Thorne
found on Thome's arms. McCarron ; during his last hours. A white ny-
said "it appears from the physi-
cian's report that a second party,
expert with a needle, may have
administered drugs into the veins
of Thorne before he died.
Died by Undue Means
The coroner said Thorne died
"by undue means" and "there is
definitely something wrong in this
He indicated the coroner's office
is seriously considering the possi-
bility that the handsome "poor
little rich boy" was the victim ol'
Ion girdle was found in Thome's
room and a pretty young girl was
seen outside his door at about 7
Thome's strange death has been
the subject of a stormy coroner's
inquest. The hearing is due to re-
sume Wednesday, when attorneys
for his socialite mother promise
to "explode a bombshell."
The lawyers have indicated they
will attempt to prove Thorne was
being blackmailed by a narcotics
In Car Accidenl
On Highway 70
Mrs. E. J. Kuykendall, 109
Orange Street, Sweetwater, was in
Sweetwater hospital for treatment
of injuries sustained in a traffic
accident Thursday afternoon. Ex-
tent of her injuries had not been
determined but they were not con-
Mrs. Kuykendall was injured
when her car, a 1954 Chevrolet,
overturned at a curve on Highway
70 about three-tenths of a mile
south of the bridge across Sweet-
water Creek. This is considered a
dangerous curve and has been the
scene of several bad accidents.
Mrs. Kuykendall was moved to
Sweetwater Hospital in a Patter-
son ambulance. Sheriff R. S. iTedi
Lambert and Highway Patrol Of-
ficer Rip Allen estimated damage
to Mrs. Kuykendall's car at about
$800 to $900.
miles southwest of the Hat Top
Mountain oil pool and 4'<fe miles
northeast of Blackwell, hit a flow-
ing oil show in the Gardner Sand
around 5,400 feet Friday.
This well, in section 203, block
64, H&TC, is drilling deeper after
encountering flowing oil on drill-
stem test from 5,407-5,417 feet.
Tool was open 13 minutes, gas
surfaced in three mintues, mud in
seven minutes and oil in nine
Recovery was 110 feet of oil and
270 feet of salt water. The Gardner
sand, a familiar oil formation in
Coke County, is said to have water
most of the time.
Flowing pressure was from 520
to 1.470 pounds: shutin pressure in
30 minutes, 2.110 pounds.
Operator is drilling ahead in
this scheduled 6.500 foot test.
The C M. Rogers well between
Hylton and Blackwell is reported
around 5,500 feet.
Neville G. Penrose No. 1 Coch-
ran estate test east of Blackwell
is rigging up. No. 2 Sliger test has
not yet started. No. 1 R. L. Sand-
ers in 204-1A-1I&TC is down around
No. 1 Gertrude Bolin test in 2-A-
T&P eas tof Blackwell is still a lo-
ing arrangements. | WEST TEXAS — Partly cloudy
Survivors include his wife and 1 through Saturday. Widely scatter
two daughters, Mrs. Tell and Mrs. ed afternoon and evening thunder
Butch Bowler, also of Wichita showers Not much change in tern
Falls. i peratures
Police investigated an attempt
to break into a Magnolia service
station at 14th Street and Hailey
early Saturday. A window was
broken but entrance to the biuld-
ing was not gained.
A Houston man charged with
driving 55 miles an hour in a 45
mile zone sent in a plea of guilty
and $15.50 for fine and cost to
Justice of the Peace Leonard Tes-
ton Saturday. Complaint was filed
by Highway Officer E. G. Allen.
AT OAK CREEK LAKE
Lokesite Davenport Well
Makes 382-Barrel Produce'
An official report on the final j There are five or six wells o
completion oi the No. fi Harris Da-1 Oak Creek Lake mounds, this
venport well on the edge of Oak latest one drilled by Sunrav Oil Co
Creek Lake near the highway Another location has been mad*
crossing has been released. h Humble Oil & Refining nea
The well has a da.ly flow.ne po- thc jNo. „ Davenport. Mound is
tent.al of 382 barrels of 46 gravity being huilt for thp rj now, u u
oi no water, with gas-oil rat.o of abnu( haIf way from the road w,
' ! to No. 6. 660 feet to the west
Production was through a 22/64th A well at the water's edge or
inch choke and perforations be- i the northeast shore of the lake hac
tween 5,302-334 feet in 5Mj inch cas- j been started, No, 1 A, S Henry a'
ing set, at 5,508 feet, the total Hendry Point.
depth. 1 The TXL well being drilled by
Top of the pay was picked at Ray-Harris is just north of th--
5.300 feet on elevation of 2,005 feet, j pump house on the lake.
Completion was natural. Tubing At first during the lake bulldln-
pressure was 550 pounds, with j program, it appeared that or
packer on casing wells might run down the dee*
Location is in 475 Seth Clark stir- | part of the lake But later it de
vey. This well, just over the Coke veloped that the oil found wa<
County line, south of Blackwell, around the edges of the lake
was below the water line for the i One small well was found nea
lake, nut some distance from the the deep part of the lake but •
highway. was not considered economical fe
When rains caused the lake to the oil company to operate. It wa-
rise it was necessary for the drill- sold to the city and plugged
ers to build a dike around their Should the Cambrian Trend b
drilling operation and hasten com- found later under the lake, man
pletion of the well, and removal of ! think it would be practicable to t '
the derrick. | under the lake by directional dril'
The well was completed with J ing from the lake shores. In goin
easing standing high in the air un- down a mile or more to reach o"
til the mound and connecting run- an angle to the drilling woul
way from the shore could be com- reach any spot under the watt',
pleted. I .nun dry land on the shore.
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Sweetwater Reporter (Sweetwater, Tex.), Vol. 57, No. 160, Ed. 1 Friday, July 9, 1954, newspaper, July 9, 1954; Sweetwater, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth284177/m1/1/: accessed May 20, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Sweetwater/Nolan County City-County Library.