The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on January 14, 1938 · Page 15
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The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 15

Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Friday, January 14, 1938
Page 15
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 133S. THE DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVILLE, PA. PAGE FIFTEEN. INEXPENSIVE NEWSPRINT MAY BE MADE FROM STRAW AND WASTE FARM PRODUCTS PITTSBURGH, Jan. H. -- What may prove one ol the most important scientific discoveries in modern times was announced by a Pittsburgh scientist--a process for changini; ordinary straw and other waste farm products into everything from excellent but inexpensive newsprint to synthetic cotton and cotton's vast range of. plastic by-products. The implications of the new process challenge the most fertile imagination. Through it the economics o£ scores of industries may well be revolutionized. New jobs may come for thousands and widespread waste of. forests stopped. The announcement was made by Frederick "W. Hochstetter, a former associate of Thomas Edison and David Stcinmetz. For 30 years, and especially during the last decade, Dr. Hochstetter has been studying the chemistry of paper-making, seeking new and cheaper ways of providing the world 'with newspapers, magazines, books, wrapping paper, stationery. ^During that time he has had more than 80 patents registered in his name in this country and abroad and has brought applied science to the aid of such unrelated industries as the petroleum and talking picture. Last summer he perfected a process, now being used, for de-inking iuid reclaiming used paper of all kinds. But the startling new method for utilizing straw, common weeds, mnrshgrass; goldenrod, seaweed and whatnot is Dr. Hochstetter's proudest achievement. "This is the greatest thing I have ever made," he said yesterday, holding up a small disc of paper made from wheat stems. The secret lies in extracting the lignins, certain non-fibrous elements, from the natural material. Scientists have tried to do this for years, using many varieties of cooking and boating, and have been unsuccessful from n practical viewpoint. Their methods have always, had some defect; too expensive, too hard on the fibers, too laborious. ' Dr. Hochstetter first hydrates the straw, treats it chemically in a manner as yet undisclosed, and then dehydrates it. The product, after bleaching, is snowwhite and similar in quality to ordinary wood pulp. From this point, he can produce cither synthetc cotton or the finest of paper. The "cotton" thus made-much less expensive than real cotton and much more adaptable to industrial-uses--can be turned into medical absorbents, explosives, plastics, varnishes and paints. Tho paper thus made--say it were used as newsprint --would cost $30 a ton as compared to the present cost of $50 a ton, would be more flexible, less brittle after exposure to light, would not discolor, would'be more apoque, take less ink and would permit a sharper printed image than any newsprint now in general use. "Farmers," according to the inventor, "would be the first to benefit. Getting from $2 to 55 a ton for materials now thrown away, their Admits Murder German Lutheran Installation Will Be Held Sunday The solemn and impressive act of installation as officers of the German Lutheran congregation will be held on Sunday in connection with the morning service. The newly elected members of the church council, selected at the congregational meeting held last Sunday, arc Robert Tishman, Michael Goglin and Burt Kromenacker to serve for three years and Albert Baughrmui for one year. After they hnvc been installed .hey with the other members of the church council will partake of the Lord's Supper together. The Holy Communion will then be served to the members of the congregation in the English language. .dftrcneo Norton, stocky, 36-year- old Chicago steel worker, is shown at police headquarters in Drtroit after police said he confessed to th« mnrdcr of Emma Hnhn, 22-year-old blonde waitress, whoso body was found in a field near the Ford plant. Sho had been beaten to death, and tho belt from her dress was knotted around her throat. CCcntralEna*} To Sell Addlnc Machines. UNIONTOWN, Jan. 14.--Twentynine adding machines gathered up by the State Motor Police in numerous numbers raids during 1 1037 were ordered sold by Judge H. S. Dumbauld who stipulated proceeds ore to be turned over to the county treasurer. Former Assistant District Attorney W..Brown Higbec is to «nakc an appraisal of the machines and then turn them over to Sergeant Vincent F. Bunch for disposition. average yearly income could be increased from $1,000 to $5,000 a year Labor would be the second group to benefit, with thousands of new jobs to be created. Publishers would be the third group to benefit, for obvious reasons." No definite plans for developing the use of the process have been made b} Dr. Hochstetter and his sponsor.! Michael Benedum and Joe C. Treci Pittsburgh oilmen. "However," said the scientist, "we will probably divide the country into about 25 or 30 zones, license a factory or set up our own in each zone and thus spread the economic benefits. The new industries and the new methods in old industries should be for the good of .the whole country." SANITARY MARKET 220 N. PITTSBURG STREET Across From Paramount TJicatrc. Sell for CASH and Sell for LESS! Chuck Roast Short Cuts IB. Be Boston Beef Roast No Waste ib. 18c Fresh Pork SaU$age,3 lbs-50 RIB ROAST 0, 7, 8th Ribs Ib. 20c RUMP ROAST Boneless ib. 24c Porterhouse Steak,3 lbs.55c WATE BOH/ 2 IBs. 25c CREAM COTTAGE CHEESE lOc Ib. FJIESH I SIDE 2 to 4-lb. pc. 19db. MIXED PO.HK CHOPS 20c Ib. HOME MADE ITALIAN STYLE SAUSAGE, pound 33c Fresh Ground Beef, 2 IBs. 29c BEEF, PORK, VEAL For Loaf 50c BEEF HEARTS Fresli ib 12c LAMB CHOPS 19c Ib. LEGS 19clb. Lain I) Slicmlder 15clb. STEW 2 Ibs. 21 c California Still Growing. SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 14.--Cali- lornia led the nation in population ncrcasc during 1937. The state's increase, estimated at 95,000, was 10 ?er cent of the nation's entire total ncrcasc of 828,000. Bosw'cll Man Dies. SOMERSET, Jan. 14.--Henry II. Johnston, 62, of Boswell, R. D. 2, died Tuesday night in Windbcr Hospital where he had been a patient since November 29. Scenes, in Life of Ohio .Governor, Who Is Under Fire , Cov. Martin I* Davcy of Ohio, now In his second term, comes lo a climax of his stormy political career as he battles an investigation of his administration voted by tho slate senate. Both Democrats ian6: Republicans joined to vote, 21 to 8, -for an investigation into every department oC state government, following; charges of "legal eraft" having been exacted for the award of state contracts. Davey is an. anttNcw Deal' Democrat who has been at constant logger- .hea43'MdUb. theTWcsevelt administration arul its-Ohio supporters. Phone-Television Nearer. LONDON, Jan. 14.--An experimental telephone-television service may be established by the British postofllce early next year. Postoffice experts are extending their research work and cables capable of carrying both phone conversations and television are being laid from London to northern cities. Walt Disney Cleared. LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14.--Walt Disney, originator of Mickey Mouse, was exonerated of plagiarism when Superior Court Judge Thomas Gould refused to allow damages to John P. Wade who in filing suit claimed he submitted a story to the animated cartoon producer from which a film was adapted. Bible Class Taught 67 Years. MARIETTA, Ohio, 'Jan. 14.--Misi Selma P. Pearce, 92-year-old"retircd school teacher, has been teaching the same Bible class for 67 years. She retired from school work 25 years ago after 45 years' continuous service. c ING TO WN In one of the lively skfb during this year's Cooking School, our lecturer showi .how. easy tt.fa to make brad In Jwo bo«t-bon rfart.lo firrhk There are no "secrets" lo Cooking School methods--every pfcce of equipment is discussed from the "inside out"--every recipe it prepared during clan to that you can follow each detail and duplicate the same results, yourself. All types of coolcins are shown--baiting,' boiling, steaming, stewing--all done the wsy time-t*vin2 »·*· Tool! tec lota of oU kitchen "cronies" at CoofcJns Scnoot,; «41 dressed up in their latest stylet--and youll malcc some new friends, too. you'll have a chance to meet all the up-to-date popular electric equipment, and you'll see what's new in cabinets and floor and wall covuiogUa the kitchen thai'sredecorated to a brand-now-color scheme. Believe it or not, there will be 50 (count 'era) recipes actually prepared during the three classes of Cooking School. And every woman in the audience will have a printed set to take home with her each day. Wouldn't you like to know the newest, easiest way to prepare baby's vegetables, do deep fat frying and make two-hour bread? VChaf coolrfns problems are troubling you? Bang IrWnt to School and pop them in the Question Box.- Our lecturer will find · helpful answer and you'll 30 home with lots of new Ideas, ready to · epolc better meals with less time and effort than you ever^lhouglit possibleiThe question it, "Can yoomlsi It?" And4fe**MWCtn"Not" CONNELLSVILLE COURIER Next Wednesday, Thursday, Friday ... Jan. 19, 20 21 9:3O-11:3O A. M.... ORPHEUS THEATRE Lecturer, Mrs. Dorothy Bathgate Y O U R E L E C T R I C A P P L I A N C E / D I A L E R S

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