Feb. 16, 1931

Oil was struck at 9 o’clock this morning within the C.R. Smith nicely No. 2, on the Jorgensen farm, two miles north of Cadillac. The oil, which is claimed to be of a really excessive grade and free from sulfur, was discovered at a depth of three,200 toes. The oil crammed the pipes to a stage of 1,250 toes in lower than an hour, in keeping with J.S. Braden, accountable for the drilling operations. The petroleum was discovered within the Traverse sand, which formation is claimed to be very favorable to grease of the very best quality. The extent of the discover just isn’t but decided, stated Mr. Braden, however the indications are that there will likely be sufficient to make pumping worthwhile. Not a lot fuel was discovered with the oil, however the drilling operation will likely be continued within the hope of hanging a pocket of fuel which might make a gusher out of the nicely. In any case the oil must be pumped when the stress was exhausted. The oil is of a lot better high quality than that discovered within the Muskegon discipline, stated Mr. Braden. The C.R. Smith nicely No. 2 is the second try to find oil made on this quick neighborhood. The primary nicely drilled on the Smith farm, south of the current location, was discovered to be a “duster,” or dry gap, however indications had been that the sting of an oil pool was discovered, so the drilling equipment was moved north, with the current profitable end result.

Feb. 16, 1931

Wives of members had been particular visitors of the Cadillac Barbershoppers Saturday night as they held their annual set up of officers within the Elks Temple. Charles Miltner served as putting in officer for Chapter 142 of the Society For the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America. Following the set up, the refrain sang three numbers and two quartets. The Cadillacaires and the Humdingers additionally introduced alternatives as leisure for the 18 individuals current. Paul Zagers was reelected president for 1971-72. Serving with him are Tom Maxwell, vice-president accountable for program; Dawson Watson, vp accountable for membership; Keith Ide, secretary; Chester Polega, treasurer; and Charles Miltner, Earl Gantenbein, Harold Housler and Robert Faunce, administrators. Refreshments had been served after this system and set up. The Barbershoppers group will current a program at Kirtland Terrace this night.

Feb. 16, 1996

A West Bloomfield man crashed in his helicopter simply 2.7 miles from his vacation spot. The 72-year-old man was discovered useless within the seat of his helicopter in a wooded space in Mackinac State Forest in Emmet County Tuesday afternoon. He was simply 2.7 miles southwest of his vacation spot, Pellston Regional Airport. his helicopter was discovered after a 60-hour search, that ended with a tip from hunters. A Coast Guard helicopter flying about 200 toes above the bottom noticed the craft three minutes right into a search, stated Lt. Col. Leslie R. Stephens, U.S. Air Power Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol. The sufferer could have been trying to land on a hill when he crashed. The cockpit of the helicopter was intact however the tail part was separated from the plane from hitting timber. The helicopter was doubtless severed when the person crashed and he most likely died on affect, Stephens stated. Explanation for loss of life is pending a coroner’s report, he stated. Whereas the reason for the crash stays below investigation, it seems inclement climate, poor visibility and flying too low for the terrain had been the most important components within the crash, Stephens stated. The seek for the person started 12:30 a.m. Sunday after he didn’t attain Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse Metropolis. The person division from Ann Arbor Saturday morning with stops in Lansing and Mount Nice. Initially, searchers with the Civil Air Patrol thought Traverse Metropolis was his vacation spot. However the man didn’t file a flight plan when he left Ann Arbor, so all of Decrease Peninsula north of Mount Nice was potential space to look. The search rapidly narrowed when it was discovered that the person landed at Antrim County Airport in Bellaire round midday Saturday. he signed in with Pellston as his last vacation spot, about 60 miles northwest of Bellaire.