Business: Mary Sudik

In Oklahoma City last week, housewives took clothes in from lines, shut their windows. Industrial plants warned their firemen to be ready to bank furnaces on a moment's notice. In outlying towns men looked into the sky and cursed when a change of wind suddenly brought a downpour of fine-blown oil.

Causing all this trouble was one of the biggest gushers ever blown in, No. 1 Mary Sudik, located in the Oklahoma City field. Last fortnight it started as a mammoth gasser flowing at the rate of 200,000,000 cubic feet a day. Slowly...

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