Business: Cottingham No. 1

For months the Carter Oil Co., subsidiary of Standard Oil of New Jersey, had been drilling for oil in the middle of Farmer R. F. Cottingham's corn and cotton fields in McClain County, Oklahoma. Now, as the drill bit touched 10,620 ft., the drillers had brought in the gun perforator to shoot 60 half-inch cartridges through the heavy steel casing. They were testing the famed Wilcox sand that, at a much shallower level (from 5,000-6,000 ft.), had turned the great Oklahoma City Field into a bonanza 15 years before.

"She's Bubbling." At 2 a.m....

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