The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on January 28, 1918 · Page 8
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The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 8

Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Monday, January 28, 1918
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PAGE BIGHT. THE DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVILLJS, PA. MONDA'V. J A M J A K l 25, RESPONSIBILITY ! FOR COAL SHORTAGE | IS COUNTRY WIDE' LTXB CIUIK5UX OF I I or tbc year than in the first half, and 1ABOK ADV1SOHJ" BODV.' the year's total was only .1*0111 38,- |/ays lire«tor Smith o f v the United States. Geological Surrey. j IN LETTER TO HOME PAPER ndiyiJmtts a Well as Corporations. JBato a Share; Each Can Help In | Cars Do Hore S^rrlce, nt to Increasing Jfamber. | Gfco. Otis Smltfc, director o£ the Uni- j *d States. Geological Survey, in a let- j :or to his home paper, the ladepen- i lent Reporter of Skowhegan, Maine ' itate.- ver - clearly '^bc fact that th» j responsibility for the coal shortage j Iocs not rest in a single quarter or| Kith a -single group of individual.*-. j His contribution follows: ; "?.' ro W3ather only transfers ii»e I p*iop ! c's foruci Troni street corner s io barber-sbop, bank, or grocery store, j and so the discussion continues oa toal-^hortaso and car-shortage. As , GOO. 000 tons, against 22,100.000 tons produced in 1916. i Allowing time out for re lining, the j IS new furnaces of 1916 aud 1917 ( _ should easily iprodiLco :400,000 tons of 1 pic iron, which added to .19,000,000 | Dr - R - I* Carson wishes to call at- j tons gives 4U f OOO,W'0 ton*. U is al- j ^ntion to the success which lias at- j together sale to conrlurtp that the tended his practice m the las*- live commrrcjal capacity ,n pig iron i s ' o a - r a J n FaycUo county, especially greater than this, for prices are sucb as to induce furnaces that are rcla- i standing, who owe health aici strength , tivoly poorly poeitioaed to operate, iE they can secure labor and raw materials. The production rate of nearly to the drugless treatments.. Obstinate diseases like Asthma, Dyspepsia, Neuralgia, Constipation, 40,000000 tons, attained early in 1936, nheuroatism. Lumbago, Sprataa and was on relatively low prices. With all others of Ion S standing, yield; while conoilaons favorable .(3.0M,OOfl tons of IMS' iron, poss.'btr nearly -14,1)00,000 tons, could be produced in 1938. Conditions are distinctly not favorable, hou'ever, tbp cbiflf drawback being tho insufficiency 6f transportation, whereby for many months rurnttcefi i have lost production, chipflv on account of lack of coke deliveries. ; BoTreis cloffged, sick headache, no ! fun is it? Wliy not aave tbat happy , f-acD. red chewks that come with good i digestion? Hollister s Rocky Moim- I tarn Tea makes the bowels \vork rcs- I ular, natural--makes you feel like prompt reheC may be expected from Pleurisy, Headaches. Bronchitis, j Backache, and almost all nervous diseases, the cause being removed. Call and see him Cor free examination and advico, on any Tuesday or Friday, at his office in the Woolwrorth j Building, second Boor. Patients go- ' Ing to Umontown will find Dr. Car-1 son's office m tlic Leonard Building.-- I adv. Jan. 21-24-2S | I up hei" in Maine we excrcue now. Take it tonight. John Lind. former governor of ACn- ( Dnjg Co.-- adv. nesota. was named ?y Secretary VTil- i son chairman of tiie advisory council! - ---- ' that will assist in th« administration of a war lahor pro/gram intrusted LO Conn-clisvillo Bvery merchant, every · bank and business man .ulvocalrs buying at home Then let us g,\o you prices or your job work this coming year. Tho Courier Job Dcpt. our privilege o£ asking why "... f the depsrMnfut of Uibor by the presi- operators in Penneylvaaiia and railroad officials between here and there do nnt rush that coal along. The coa- Eiuner with, his mouey in hand naturally demands tile consideration that tic thinks is his due. "A glance at the present situauon. however, may help to distribute the reaponrability somewhat. The ct'al shortage is in tact largely a matter ol tho cos.l being in the wrong place, at the mine rather than in the bin. So it Is that transportation is the point of attack, not only now by Director G-T-- ra.l McAdoo and Fuel Administrator Garfleld, but earlier in 1917 by road, officials and tbe committee on coal production. During the hottest da:.-s of last summer, the, effort vas being made not so much to set more miners at work as to set more cars at the mines. Coal cars were found far from home, being used not only for the carymg of sand and gravel, bu: also for its storage for weeks at a time. And the report, received tach \ donr. Six men one woman were named on the council. ualize the mine down in Pen-asj-ivama j wiore several men "are .die because that 50 ton car or one like it isn't on the siding, don't we see the conncc- j "The country needs coal. We appreciate that fact right here at home; ] the coal mines need cars--that is a j fact well established; the coal-car ti^at is m the Skowhegan freight yard isn't at the mir.e. and every ^' tiiat it is here being unloaded means one day longer before it reaches the mine for its next load,--all this is self fcvi- clent. So in the national problem ol speeding up coal production ar.d transportation, the Skovhegan freight yard i: one place wiiero tbe effort must be made to help. -Nor is it enough (or the Maine Central's local agent to rnsh every empty away by the first train, others must share his appreciation of the country's need of every kiml of ^w* w-- ui w. -- ..--. -. -- - *~- -- - ~ - j -ViLLIUI', 5 OHWntSiS, ready to be mined and the mint equip- i rcspons i D iiity for i ment to mine and raise that uoal 'iave ] to0(i ,,. COU ntry-WM TH£ CAPACITY OF ' BLAST FURNACES ·wect Irom the coal mines by tho Urn- cars /r ne | 0ca j jnercijant wio pays teil States deolosical Survey s'tow i rtemurrag( , is j n rea ]ity blocking the that In most districts it is still the 1 gamc to an extent th!ii 1S not , n ea-i lick ol cars on the mine sidings that sure(1 hy the S2 or 530 tie pays to the ( has kept the oatput of coal below the i j. ailr oad : unintentionally though n o i mine's capacity with tbe working i ] ess truly, he is, interfering with the' force aratlable. The amount of coal j Cation's bnsiness. So it is that tho I moving coal and | ..... . eWe antl attaches it- been. more than sufficient to meet any 5eif to individuals hero m SkOMhegan increased demand, but tibe cars v. ere as T/eU as ^ corporations m Pennsyl- i not at hand into -which to load the Ya nb." ! .coal as it came to the surface. j - j ' "Last summer, I heard Howard El- of the New York, N'ew Haven Karttord. put It that the trouble was not so much a car-shortage :is a | shortage in car service. He show eel ' conclusively that the cars did ajt do the work they stould do. Not only I tiid the cars in transit Urry by the wayside, but they stayed too lo jg at ! the terminals: too much ume u-as taken, in unloading- or too ofte-i the raUroad's rolling stock was usd for, atorage-wartsouic purposes and the T 'nlced' States government itself hss indulged in this evil practice. The enforcement o£ ihe demurrage rule and tbe recent increase in de-mnrrage rates bas ot course bettered these conditions^ and so increased the ataount of service- rendered bj oach freight car. Yet, more needs to be done. Up to this point, tie placing of re- sponsihilitr is so general as not to involve ourselves here. But, there is a W TODAY AEE YOU SL'RE YOUR WIPI1 IS THE WOMAX YOU MARRIED? SEE EMILY STEVENS IN "Alfic AUdS IN 5 ACTS. ALSO A KEYSTONE COMBDY PITTSBLTIG PRESS WEEKLY SHOWING CAifP IXE -V.VD CAMP. HANCOCK TODAY Capuvating VIVIAN MARTIN in A MOTHER IS A MOTHER ST11.L Tor all the faults of this mountain mother her winsome I.(tie daughter Joved hci only botler. Something new. A radical departure in motion picture ·stones. Sto-whegan side ot this tran-.porta- tion problem and it is our duty to fasti} Different TJlinss in Thp^n Hiv« ni ' J !iesG "*?* m ~ Troubles REAL CAPACITY epcnilingr I'pnn Conditions Few of \Vhieli Are Faiurablu at Tliis Time; Otherwi-ic Ontput in lOJb Should be 1.!,00«.0HI to 14,000,000 Lung Tons. Blast furnace capacity perform- · are altoscLher (IJferent things j realize our ovra part in making thel^^., (ljlySi a= lr ; lnilorta . uctll C omli- country more efficient. Railroad equip-, Uons htiva Dr( , v£ . med tt £ul , b jppi y 0 ( | ment cannot be much increased while j raw male ri»ls to olast furnaces, we are sewiiag locomotives ard cars j praclK: ally all the since late in , to Prancp, but each car that is m ser-, i;,!6, say ., American Metal ! vice mu=.t be made to do mor work.. narkct Usually the question "Wiat Just as every loyal citizen mns-t work-] la our b f s i L fl! rnace rapacity" cornea ' harder in 1918 for the coimK-ys good I up on!j m du n tmics . w i, ctt ihere is than ever before. In a crisis iiic the i not enougll busiap.",!, to show what the present, it is everybody's'business to f urDacos c;lll ]o. ln active times the take a part in helping out trmspor- iB: . aacot ol , cral p and the commercial tation for toe railroads are the arter- cafv .n y ]5 substantially what the ac- les of Industrial America. , tual pnKl u CUOQ stows. Nowadays it "Here in Skowhegaa, the freight. ls different. j yard ii There all can see, and even'! There was a hiatus in blast furnace ' cit::ea can figure out for himself the construction, no new furnaces being connection between prompt unloading completed in 1914. The few lurnaceb . and better car-service. Take tbe big i lhat hl , d ooea projected and n'.t previ- ' steel coal cars that come from South- ousj - completed wete held m abey- ern Pennsylvania Uaded with soft nncei t [, e greatest rate at production | coal--it can be truthfully stated t h a t ' that had becn shom-Q was about S4r , each of tliem is ueeded bac'i home,' ooO.oOii ;oni, for a short time in the' where the amount of coal thai is rais- SDr j n g O f j(|3S, while the ye;ir's pro- ed out of the ground is alsolute'.y · d,, ctjon was only 30,9M,152 tons. In ftxed br the number ot cars ready a t ' 1!)14 and 1315 the common (.stirnates the tipple each dar- The handling of vere lbal ^^ , ota i capacity was not in these coal cars at the Skowhegan excess O f about 35,000,000 tons, terminal apears to be tairlr good. Then tterc came a surprise. With Some of tJie local coal dealers may say Qnly three naw furnaces completed in with satisfaction that they haven't j 1915 tNo . 5 at steelton and the two had to pay any. demurrage charges, Su!e [ corporation furnaces, at Duluth) I but is that enough? Should not tae I the coun . tr - ear i y m j9i s -eachcd a , effort be to do hotter than the rail- i rato m - p ro d llc , a g about 3S,7dO,000 road's rule requires, whether we are', taris M - plg lron a year Tbe turr , ace ,3 were doing much better individually, ' in many cases, than had been expected I A TVO ACT M C H I P A L PLAY. High School Auditorium Thursday, Jan. 31 and Friday Night, Feb. 1 with a children's matinee, Saturday, Kcrubary 2, at 2:30. The play is for tbe benefit of War Fund for Sold'ers and Sailors. Trices all over liouse 75e. Children's Matinee, Adsni.ssion 25e. Performances at 8:15 Sharp. K^serre. Soat Sale Opons .Innuoir '2'.)tli «t JO o'clwk at HETZEL'S DRUG STORE Gold Bond Stamps Pay 4% On What You Spend--Save Them. im Ml ^ ^ =^^^--.=^ ^=^^^^SS.,S»^-^7Si^aj^S! ^5lff3a?iS *fe«3 Announcing the January 30 and 31, See Tuesday's Courier for Details. -Net and ifarcjuisetle Panel Ciirii, r.s in v.'l'ito and amber. $1 td $(i i;ilis?. $i.T."i to SS.QO. --One lot Curtain Samples si;i(j.l. ! e for smih curtains, nsry special ;it '2"c each. --300 pairs cream coipr .M.i.Tj-. " u r t a i n s , l u l l 2\« yards long n-srular sf'J \;il»t" «t §l.t.". --Odd Pairs of laci?', i:eC aac nMnvi'seue Curtains, n-irular $Jmo to £5.0(1 -valuer at ."0- to $2.50 pair. --One lot shades, ", colors, v » i ( h brackets and slot? ready Jo bans. 5i)e values -Entire stock street, afternoon and evonirg Dresses, women's and misses' styles. ONE jjs HALF 0\-V. ' '· --Entire stock ladies' and iniHses' Winler Suite in the Clearance at 0 \ K I f A L K OFF. --One lot Ladies' Coat?, novelty and staple colors, sizes 16 to -Hi. O N E H A L F OFF. --One other lot Ladies' Fashionable Wintfr Coats to sell now at l»E TJIIIU) OFF. --Entire stock Furs ant! Fur Coats in the Clearance at 0"\"K TIIIJU) OKST. ITS! 1 IF8I i --150 pairs Women's plain and fancy Hilk Hose, sizes S 1 '. to 10, all color?. 81-35 to $2..MI Bj values $1.10. . " t! --Misses' and Boys' Black Hose, fine and medium ribbed, sixes G to S. Special al ISc pair; | S pairs 50c. --Women's Tor Fibre Silk Hope, choice 01' black and while, rcdiiccii for Clearance {i fo 59c. --Boys' and girls' Cast black Colton Hose, all sizes (i to Ji' 1 ,.-, rcffttlnp f-e vjiluc S.ic pair. --Women's 50c Silk Lifcie Hose, choice of black and uhito, rcihicerf in Ihis saic to !!."c piiir. --One lot Ladies' Crepe de Chine and Georgette Waists in the Clearance al ONE T11IUH OFF --One lot Ladies' Waists, both silk and cotton, in the Clearance at O N E H A L F OFF. --One lot Ladies' Waists, broken lots and sizes. Special at 4s- eii'-h. --One lot Ladies Silk antl Wooi Skirts in the Clearance at (»£ THIRIl OFF. --One lot Ladies' and Misses' Raincoats, all sizes. Clearance Price 0"E il VLK OFF. --All BOJE' School Overcoats, a variety of styles and colors, Clearance 3'rice U'E KOl'jJTlt OFV. --One lot Children's Fancy Suits, f\vs -' · to S yu,ir. n-atilar Sfl.,";*) laliic-. now $2.3."). --One lot Bo\s" Wash Suits, white and fancy, sizes i 1 ^ to f- yoars,, n'jnilitr $1.5U vulue.s -- Boys' Black Stockings, Mzes ij to ] ( ) K , excellent quality. «x(ra special a( ioc pair, --One big lot Boys' and ilcn's Caps, blues and fancies, special in Clearance at -5c. E| Big 15c Matinee Daily at 2:30. Evening Shows at 7:30 and 9:15. Clean, Progressive Amusement for the Whole Family. -TODAY- And Their Giddy Girls in a Repertoire of New Shows 155 "T PATRONIZE HOME MBECHANTS WHO ADVESTISE IN THIS PAPER. unloading coal or loading bay or lumber? H. for example, the Hrntingdoa Broad Top Mountain car 3610 remained in Skowtegan thzee days. and were iiuleed breaking thetr old -- -- -.^.- - - - - - - - records. There had been some changes ! woulta't two days have beer, a belter . m pract ice and particularly a number ' record? And wasn't four days too i of farnaceSi whPn re lmed, had beea * long for the sister car S54S io tarry gjven larger hearths. Skowhegan someUines by one man oa to a one-horse sled, we onlv can TM- 1 - IF YOU HAD A NECK spnng of 1916, for tlic reason that during the period of idleness a disproportionate number of furnaces bad been relined, and for a time the proportion out for rehnmg was abnormally small. H ^rould hardly be fair ' j io take the capacity at over 39,000,- . 000 tons. , ] In 1916 four new furn-aces were I cmpleted, Ca*niria No. 9, United at ' Canton and two River furnaces at Cleveland, the average date being, rather late in ihe year. ' la 1317 there were 14 no-w furnaces' connpletect, a very considerable pra- jKrtion of f _hc total coming in near '· the middle oE thr year, yet the output j 'of DI? iron was less in tbe second half ! THIS WEEK i* A mi^'t^a' V V mfffmla^nfuSt A* ·'BIGGER AXD BETTEfi ALWAYS" A Plea For Preparedness OPPOSITE POST OFFICE CONNELLSVILLE, PA. In tne Xewcst Plays. Konday a»d TTodnesdiiy 'Thursday and Friday A Play With a Smile and a Tear IIS i£3 TRAWSFEJi "THE TURNING POINT" A Hcatlr Broadway Comedy WARNING TO WOMEN" A Powerfo] "Lesson for Women Who Will Learn Success SIGHTS, 20c A?O 80c. 3IATINJEES, lOc ASD 20c. MO' Tl OIl TKCCK and WAGOMk. HOVUVG .Oin HO1.STINO otllc* 103 12. Grnt.* Alley. alte P. R. a. Dtp«*«. O»th P BEAD THE GOUEIES Photographed Under the Auipices of ihe American Relief Clearing House 01 Paris. See the Allies in Action For die Benefit of the Navy League

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