The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on January 6, 1939 · Page 5
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The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 5

Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Friday, January 6, 1939
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j FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 1015'J. D A I L Y C O U R I E R , CONNELLSVILLE. 1'AUIB KlVlfi. City's 1938 Fire Loss Show Sharp Decrease; DeBoSt Reports $5,6 J 5 Connellsvlllc's fire loss in 1938 amounted to $5,615, approximately one-fifth of the 1937 total of $27,450 which was the record high since 192S when the Baltimore Ohio Railroad roundhouse was swept by flames', the annual report ot Fire Chief William E. DeBolt, made public today by Councilman Abe I. Daniels, superintendent of the Department o; Public Safety revealed. Excepting for the fire in March which caused a loss of $5,000 to three business establishments in North Pittsburg street, the city might have had a record low. In 1937, a disastrous blaze in the First National Bank Building boomed the total loss to the record high for a decade. The fire loss m 1937 was $27,450 while in 1936 it aggregated $11,885 and in 1935 totalled $3,130. February, June, July and November ware the only months in which no loss was experienced last year. There were 31 fires, 14 chimney fires, !5 false alarms, four electrical fires, nine automobile fires, 12 grass fires uid 13 out-of-town calls while the firemen used 101 gallons of chemicals and laid 9,200 feet ot hose in flgrting the various blazes. The damage of $5,615 was suffered by property having a total insurance of $55,000. " Finimcn used 464 gallons of gasoline and' 10 gallons of oil. Chief DeBolt made 315 inspections during the year. The report for the year follows: January--Two fires, three chimney fres, one false alarm, one grass fire, cne out-of-town call, 12 gallons of chemicals used. 400 feet of hose laid, S10 loss, $4,000 insurance, February--One fire, one chimney fire, too false alarms, two automobile fires, one grass flrc, one out-of- town call, no loss on property having $3,000 insurance. March--Two flres, two chimney fires, one false alarm, one grass flrc, one out-of-town call, six gallons of chemicals used, 400 feet of hose laid, $5,000 loss, $8,000 insurance. April--Two fires, one chimney fire, one automobile fire, two grass flres, one out-of-town call, six gallons of chemicals used, 800 feet of · hose laid, $25 loss, $3,000 insurance, May--Three flres, two' chimney fires, two false alarms, one electrical flre, nine gallons of chemicals used, 150 feet of hose laid, $50 loss, $30,000 Insurance. June--Two fires, three chimney fires, two false alarms, one out-of- town call, six gallons of chemicals used. 700 feet of hose laid, no loss. j u ]y--Two flres, one chimney fire, two automobile fires, two out-of- town calls, 40 gallons of chemicals used, 300 feet of hose laid, no damage. August--Two flres. two grass flrc5 : three out-of-town calls, three gallons of chemicals used, 150 feet ot hose laid, $30 damage, $1,000 Insurance. September--Five flres, one chimney fire, three false alarms, on automobile flrc, two grass flres, three ; gallons of chemicals used, 400 leet of · hose laid, $50 loss. October--Two fircr. one fals nlarm, one electrical fire, one automobile fire, one grass fire, one out- of-town call, 40 gallons of chemical: used, 1,700 feet of hose laid, $401 loss, $2,000 insurance. November--Three flres, three fals alarms, one automobile flrc, on firass fire, one out-of-town cal six gallons of chemicals used, 2.20C feet of hose laid, no loss. December--Five fires, two clectri cal flres, one automobile fire, om grass fire, one out-of-town call, si: gallons of chemicals used, 2,200 Ice of hose laid, $50 damage, $4,000 in surancc. Total--Thirty-one fires, 14 chim ncy fires, 15 false alarms, four elec trical fires, nine automobile fires, i; grass fires, 13 out-of-town calls, 16 gallons of chemicals used, 9,200 fee of hose laid, $5,615 loss, $55,000 in surancc. Bill of Equity Is Filed Against Fayette Couples WASHINGTON, Pa., Jan. G.--A bill in equity, asking the Washington county court to declare fraudulent a deed dated December 6, 1938, for real estate In Charlcroi, has been filed by Joseph Koscho and Eliza- cth Koscho of Decmston against ;eve Erdelyi and Elizabeth Erdelyl, s wife, of Perryopolis, and Herman rcenstein and Fanny Grecnstcln, his Ife, of Fayette City and the estate f Mary Major, deceased on Deccm- er 22, last. The bill states that during her llfc- me Mary Major entered into an grecment with Joseph Koscho for he upkeep, taxes and payment of udgmcnt against her property in harleroi. This agreement, a copy of 'Mch is included, provides that the laintiffs shall pay the judgment of 1,785 held by the First Nationa ank of Charlcroi and pay other ex- enses on the property; that the roperty shall be deeded in favor 01 Jio plaintiffs, but that the deed shal ot be recorded until after the death f Mary Major and after the plaintiffs ave fulfilled the conditions In the grcemcnt. Mrs. Major was to have 10 use of the property during her life and to collect the rents from thi ame. This property is known as 100 Fallowfleld avenue, Charleroi. It is claimed by the plaintiffs tha n December 8, 1938, Mary Major vas indebted to the plaintiffs In the am ot $2,930, and that on that elate he conveyed the pioperty to Steve delyi and wife, and Herman lieenstein and wife, for a consideration ot $1,500. It is claimed that this s not a fair price. The bill slates urther that this property is located t the corner ot Fallowfleld avenue nd First street, Charleroi, and that fair value is $8,000. It Is stated urther in the bill of the plaintiff that the deed was signed by Mary Major vhen on her deathbed. WEST VIRGINIA STUDENTS SEVER REICH RELATION them MORGANTOWN, W. Va , Jan. 6 West Virginia University students, b their own declaration, today wer free of "diplomatic relations" wit Germany after a Nazi ncwspapa "Das Schwarze Korps," called "Impudent, shameless and silly." A cable "severing relations" sent the newspaper, a Nazi storm troop organ which objected to a "every man n Hitler" party staged b Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity last No vembcr 11 and photographically re ported by Life magazine. The campus newspaper, "The Dail Anthcnaeum," went "a-fcudin' today's edition by devoting a fu page editorial to answering th :riticisms in the German publicatioi The cable read: "Universchamet, schamlos, albcrn (impudent, shameless and silly) Wei Virginia students hereby sever diplo matte relations with German Prosit!" Fraternity members said the "didn't expect anyone to get tougl about the party, where most merry makers wore "Hitler mustaches" an dressed in imitation I^azi uniforms Most of them thought the backflr was "funny." Firemen Numbered. ORANGE, N. J., Jan. 6.--Fire fan who like to chase the engines no\ can follow the play-by-play as the favorite smoke-eaters scurry up lac ders and wield their axes." Whi' numbers eight inches high are paintc on the back* of the firemen's rubbe coats. The idea isn't to lend a gn iron touch to the business but make it easier for superior officers identify jnd direct their men. "Visited" F. D. R. Perryopolis Joseph Mcnscl (above) is the proud possessor of the personal autograph of President and Mrs. Roosevelt. He "crushed" into the Whito HOUE'O with a girl friend while 0:1 a "scavenger hunt," signed up the Roosevelt family, then retired through the guardd -nho had allowed them entrance through mistaken identity. ROSE BOWL HERO "LUCKY" TWICE PASADENA, Cal., Jan. 6.--A fai: in the Rose Bowl shower room nearly robbed Doyle Nave of the chance to be a football hero. Southern California's fourth-string quarterback slipped nnd hit his hcoc on the concrete floor Saturday. Several stitches had to be taken to got him ready to warm the bench for 59 minutes of the New Year's game with Duke. And he was wearing a big bandage on his forehead when he hurled the winning touchdown pass. Calrnbrook Miner Dead. SOMERSET, Jan. 6.--William Bennett Strait, 37, a miner, dropped dca at his home while talking with his wife. A heart attack was blamed He leave? his wife, two children, six. brothers and two sisters. Special to rhc Courier. PERRYOPOLIS. Jan. 6.--The Missionary Society 'of the Tirst Christian Church met Tuesday night at the homo of Mrs. R. W. Echard, with the Mission E.nd sponsored by Mrs. Fink present to picsent n program. Helen Echard, the leader of the program, gave a missionary talk and in- roduccd three girls, Jean Johnson, Dorothy Chalfant and Joyce Townend, who gave little stones on New Year resolutions. Then followed questions which were answered by members of the band. The doyotion- al part ot the meeting was given by Mrs. John Thorpe. , World Wide Guild Holds Supper. On Tuesday evening the! World .Vide Guild ot the Flatwoods'Baptls Church held a supper and meeting at the home ot Mis. Ellsworth Dunn After the supper the business mcct- was conducted and following i the "Che; · Sisters" were revealed and new ones for the coming year were sleeted. Entertains at Bridge. Mrs. Joseph Wolfe cnteitaincd her Two-Tab'e Bridge Club on Tuesday evening having as an extra guest, Miss Mary Duff. The prizes wcr awarded to Mrs. Hobcrt Lincoln am Miss Mary Wolfe. Personals. Mr. and Mrs. Hurst Moore of California visited Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Miller on Monday. Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Evcy attended the funeral service in Pittsburgh of the latter's aunt, Miss Ella Thompson, Wednesday afternoon. Miss Grace Picrsol was taken to the Uniontown Hospital on Tuesday as the result of an infected hand, due to a cut while pealing potatoes last Friday. Rev. and Mrs. W. II. Hanna of the Knoxvillc Chriblian Church in Pittsburgh visited Rev. and Mrs. Fred Fink Monday. TrcsenU Books to Library. The Methodist and Christian churches of Pcrryopolls have presented the high school with eight new books for the library. The money from the Thanksgiving service Is used each year for this purpose and this year the selection of the gift includes, "The Life of Clara Barton," "The World's Greatcit Musicians." and six volumes of the works of A. Conan Doyle. Plants Grow Earlier, And Belter If They Are Mildly Intoxicated By International News Sen ice. BALTIMOHE, . Jan. 6.-- M.iking ilunts mildly intoxicated, a method suggested by human experience, makes them grow cut Her and better, Drs. Herman G. duBuy and II. L. Stein have demonstrated, it was learned here. This unexpected dlbcovcry I the result of experiments conducted by physicians and plant physiologists following the hypothesis that medical diuRs should pioduce more or less similjr effects In human beings and in plants. They made special powders, con- MStinf; of talcum powder nnd various barbituutc drugs, used by men and women as "sleeping powders and pills," and n substance known as tluuicd. Administered to seedlings of cerium plants, such us tomatoes and lettuce, these powders speeded up Riowtli .md development by two week.s and more. / Plant hormones, known as auxins, were added to the btubituiatob and talcum. The effect of the barbiturates in human beings according to Dr. Koppam's lesearches, is vciy much the same as of alcohol to which they * are chemically tLcyitcd. Liquid, Tablets. Salvu. Note Orop COLDS, Fever and Headaches due to colds Try Rub-Mv-Thm-a Wonderlul Liniment CHRISTMAS IS PAST NOW Stock Up Sow -- at Low Prices! Rayon Panties pr. 12c Trimmed and tailored. Sizes: small, medium and large. Celancsc, S a t i n , Floral patterns and tailored. Tcarosc. Sizes 34 to 44. Counter 17--Main Floor. Households, Hotels, Boom- in? Houses--Xow Is the time to replenish your linen closet! Counter 1G--Downstairs. Ladles' Silk Chiffon Hosiery 3 Thread High Twist Silk 23c pr. Sites 9 to ICHi. All shades. Counter 21--Main Floor. APRONS 17c Bib and semi-coverall. Percale assortment prints and colors. Counter 22--Main Floor. Men's Fancy Rayon and Celancsc HOSE pr.Sc Sizes 10 to 12. Double sole and high-spliced heel. If Assortment of i patterns and col- - ots. Counter 15--Main Floor. "Women's and 3fcn's Handkerchiefs 3c each Counter 17--Main Floor. Jlcgal Cleaning Tissue 1 A 500 sheets ,, 1^1 C Counter 4--Main Floor. White Floating Soap, r 10-oz. cake DC Counter 10--Main Floor. Chocolate Covered i A Virginia Peanuts, Hi. 1UC Heavily dipped with buttermilk chocolate. Counter 3--Main Floor. Chocolate Pecan | 9 Irtarshmalloiv Cakes H» 1*)C Counter IS--Downstair*. CUPS 4c each St. Dcnnts Cups. 10-ot. capacity. Ovide (Tea) Cup. 7-oz. capacity. Counter 7--Downstairs. Men's Leatherette SLIPPERS 33c Rubber heel, steel shank. Sues 6 to 11. Women's Cotton 1'rinl, ("n-vnllpr Style D'Orsay SLIPPERS 33c Sizes 4 to 8. Counter 2--Downstairs. Murphy's have always been famous for outstanding val- SPECIAL PURCHASE! Women's Misses' Percale Dresses Sizes 1-t to 52. , New Floral and Kovclty Prints. Colorful and stylish house or street frocks. 80x80 quality. Drew Dcpl.--Downstair* Advance Percale PRINTS v ist color! In Jala shades -- JOxllO. -zr^fCBfXABaxaxiBEg^.^ WITH SELECTED M E R C H A N D I S E TO *I£S "THE BRIGHTEST SPOT IN TOWN" CONNELLSVILLE, PA. January 6, 1039 SAVE THE MOST ON THE BEST We Bring You Low Prices On Quality Foods! Sensational Low Price! Large No. 2% Can -- Halves or Slices e Dole's Sliced Peach and Pear Mix CaliS. Bartlett Pears Choice Calif. Apricots Cruihed Sugar Corn Tender Green Beans N ii* IOC 2 tar((e 5Cr can* *3*» 2S25C 2'c\ r £25c 4-»23 c Tomato Soup "SET 3£?.lOc Macaroni or Spaghetti 2n.l5c Domestic Tomato Paste 25 5c Fine Quality Oleo 2n Early June Peas Solid Pack Tomatoes Strike Anywhere toll cam Woodbine Toilet Tissue 3 roii. loc Pillsbury's Best Flour Prim Pastry Flour Quality Sauerkraut 'srso Fancy Blue Rose Rice 2r»..9c Z41 ?- "We sack / /v 2-lib. tin »*ck 43C Banner Day Spry or Crlsco Shortening 3? 5n 48c Salted Soda Crackers 2^i r . I5c Octagon Laundry Soap (0 £5* 37e Rinso or Oxydol 33? f 9c Fresh and Smoked Meats . . . Priced Low! InU Cuti from Tender. Xonnr. QmUtr Becl Legs o£ Lamb to Roast Uucar-Cured lt_ Skinned. Whole III or Shank Halt "*" For Meat Cakes. Oilli or Loam Freshly-Ground Least Beef Sliced Bacon, Lean Sugar-Cured Wieners. Ring or Jumbo Bologna Assorted Luncheon Meats, sliced Fancy Quality Fish Fillets, no waste Fancy Quality Fresh Produce! Seedless Juicy Navels Sweet, Juicy Tangerines Medium SIro 2doz. mil 3 Crisp, Tender, Fresh Celery Hearts Fancy CaliS. Bed Beets or Carrots Solid Ripe Slicing Tomatoes 3 stalks IQC °'ffj Cl» bunch 3*' 2 ib,. 2 JC

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