Downs, Fred

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Duck-in-the-Mud Club

DUCKING CLUB ORGANIZED - The daylight crew on the Hall-Briscoe, Inc., No. 1 Marion well across the street from the state capitol, has organized the "Duck-in-the-Mud Club," into which is initiated candidates for office who bother them. The club was organized after each member of the crew took an oath he would not become a candidate for any state office - having seen so many examples of politics from across the street. Members of the crew, left to right, are Jim Lawton, driller; Tex Johnson, cathead man; Fred Downs, derrickman; Jack Foust and Carl Gray, floormen. Another photo of the same area and time.

Submitted by Fred Downs