Clipped From The Titusville Herald
upon us. We must continue our efforts to explore for and develop new reservoirs < f oil in this country. Some time, in some idle mo- r AED'CftSSSS ment, pause and reflect how indispensable oil is to many of your everyday comforts and yes, your necessities. It powers the plants to generate electricity for your homes and for your factories. It powers your car, it lubricates the motor of your sewing machine. It greases the wheels of industry. And yet, I think we too often do not fully appreciate the role that oil plays in our industrial economy and in our national security. We need an increasing awareness of the importance of oil to us as a Nation and as individuals. We need to provide the economic and political climate that will stimulate the finding of oil. We owe a great debt to the members of the oil industry and to those pioneers of the industry who are honored here ">day. They have unlocked Mother Earth's treasure chest and have provided for all of us a more abundant life. It has been said that our children are our hope for the future. May I say that our children's hopes will be fulfilled if we leave to them as a heritage a bountiful supply of energy fuels. • Oil is the essence of empire and the demand on the oil industry will be of empire proportions as it strives to provide its share of the Nation's energy needs. As we look back over two world wars and the prodigious growth of our Nation we must realize anew what foresight President Cooiidge wrote in 1924 that: "The supremacy of Nations may be determined by the possession of available petroleum and its products-."