|Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from
microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 12/26/1911.
Gas Explosion on Yellow Creek
Quite a little excitement was occasioned here Friday morning by a report
from Big Springs that the gasolene plant of the Guaranty Oil Co. at that
place had blown up. However upon investigation it was learned that
no great amount of damage had been done. On account of the dampness
of the air gas settled around the building and an explosion which set fire
to the woodworks was the result. For a while it did look like there
would be serious trouble, as there were several tanks of gasolene near
the fire and if they had become sufficiently heated it would have destroyed
the whole plant and several residences standing near. But as soon
as the men got over their first fright, it was no trouble to quench the
flames. No one was injured, and it will only be a few days until
the plant is in operation.