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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Saturday, February 4, 1939
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PAGE SIX. THE DAILY COURIER, CON^LLSVILLE, PA. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4, PERSONAL MENTION Miss Josephine Wimerhulter is reported confinfcd to bed at her home in Witter avenue with tonsilitis. She is a cleik at the MeKenna shoe stoic, t H. C, Ilagciman of South Arch slioel attended the annual convention and banquet Wednesday of the Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York, held at Schenley Hotel, PiUsbuitsh Mr. Hagerman received his. diploma for the training school course icquircd by the company. Keagy's Diug Store certainly have the most attractive end novel Valentines on display. Make your selection now fiom this large assortment. --Advertisement--jan31feb2-4-G. G. W. Newcomer of East Connellsville arrived home Thursday from St. Petersbuig, ria., where he visited his biolher-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. R J. Fobtcr. lie rcpoits a fine time and warm weather^ also a big crop of manges. Eeleet your valentines for every member of the family at Kestner's Book Store. Also heart shape boxes of Bunte's and Daggett's Candies, for sweethearts and mothers.--Adver- tisement.--lfeb-5t. Mrs. Walter J. King of Kingsview road left this morning for Timpa, Pla., where she will spend the remainder of the winter with relatives. For sweethearts and mothers on Valentine's Day -- beautiful heart shaped boxes Whitman's and Heymer's delicious candies, 25c to 55.00. ·Select your's now at Keagy's Drug Store.--Advertisement. -- jan31feb- 2-4-6. Mrs. A. J. George and son, Donald, of the White Front Apartments, North Tittsburg street, attended the funeral service for the former's ..uncle, George Work, held Friday afternoon at the home of a son, G. Emmerson Work, near Upper Middle;town, Franklin township. Free! 2 for 1--A man's suit cleaned free with one at regular price of 69c. Simons Cash Carry Cleaners.-- Advertisement.--30jan-6t. Charles Albert Purbnugh, II, small son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarion Purbaugh, of Monongahela, spent the last 12 days with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Purbaugh, of Vine street, who drove him to h,s home Wednesday. Just received another shipment of Chinese checkers, the good kind. Get yours now. Keagy's Drug Store.-- Advertisement.--3feb-2t. Miss Dorothy Liebert of East Cedar avenue went to Pittsburgh Friday afternoon to spend the week-end with her parents. Exclusive models in spring dresses, at the Princess Shop.--Advertise- ment-4-feb.-lt. Miss Dorothy Mathias and Miss Anastacia Vona visited in Uniontown today. Miss Jayne Goodman returned to her home in Dawson Friday after a few days' visit with friends in Pittsburgh. Ecv. F.- A. Myers of East Green street attended a meeting of the Center County Church of Brethren Thursday evening Miss Carolyn M. Dick will leave this evening for New London, Conn, where she is a student at Conuoclicu College for Women, after having spent the mid-semester vacation with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul B Dick, Wills road. Donald Meranda, who receivec his diploma this mid-semester at the West Virginia University, Morgnn- town, has returned to his home in Chestnut street. He is a son of Mi s Josepnine Meranda. Mrs. H. F. Pel dew, Mrs. Clarence O. Yaw, Mrs. lola Whipkey, Miss Minerva Kefler and J. W. Keefer, last named of Scottdale, were among the out-of-town persons who attend,ed the funeral service for Mrs. Minerva K. Keefer, held Friday afternoon at tie home of a daughtei, Mrs. Alice Saigent, National Park East. Miss Helen Enany of Wills road will atterd a concert tonight at Seton Hill Collfge, Greensburg. Miss Margaret Angle, secretary to Dr. rhppm, enc-iged in Government research woik, Washington, D. C., arrived here Friday night for a several days stay at her home in Cummings avenue. Mrs. Milton Hoffman arrived here Thursday from Emporium lor a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. T. Eenford of South Ninth street, Greenwood. Mr. Hoffman, who had been an engineer at the plant of the Sylvian Radio Tube Company of Emporium, was transferred to the plant at Salem, Mass. He has taken up his work and will be joined about February 1 5 by Mrs. Hoffman. Mr. and Mrs. James W. Shaw arrived last night from Baltimore to spend the week-erd with relatives. Aunt Met By ROBERT QUILLEN "It nobody but people got to Heaven, it don't seem fair. Even when they're tryin' to be good, they ain't as pure in heart as the animals." Know Your State Prepared lor The Courier by F. A. PitMn. Executive Director. Penn- sj Ivania Planning Board. SCOTT'S SCRAP BOOK By R. J. SCOTT PR.UM-? OIL IN PENNSYLVANIA One of Pennsylvania's chief claims to fame is the fact that the oil industry originated and was developed largely within her borders. Few industries have a more fascinating story. In the 1850's the induslralization of the United States caused a rapid increase in demand for illuminants and lubricants. Whale oil had been widely used for both, and its price soared to S2.50 a gallon. Substitutes were developed, and vegetable oils partly replaced whale oil as a lubricant. In England a method of distilling kerosene from coal was developed, and a coal-oil industry was rapidly growing in this country. About this time a group of New Haven capitalists submitted a sample of the "Seneca Oil" or petroleum which was found" as a scum on certain springs in Western Pennsylvania, to Benjamin Silliman, the famous chemist and mineralogist of Yale. After a thorough analysis, he reported that that it was a mixture o£ oils which could'be separated by fractional distillation into components having very valuable lubricating and illuminating qualities. Hsnvever, only very small quantities could be secured by skimming the springs or by dipping blankets into them and wringing them out. It was suspected by some that oil might exist hi greater quantities beneath the surface but no one had any good plans for mining it. In West Virginia lor a long time there was a thriving salt industry, and methods of drilling wells many hundreds of feet to tap the brine- bearing strata had been gradually developed. Occasionally petroleum had accompanied the brine, to the great disgust of the salt men. The New Haven capitalists decided that it might be possible to get oil in trie same way and they hired a retired railroad conductor, Edwin Drake, gave him the fictitious title of Colonel, and sent him to Western Pennsylvania to start operations. ' After many discouiagements and vicissitudes, Drake's well, on August 27, 1859, found oil at a depth of 69 feet and stalled pumping 20 barrels a day. The importance^ fhe~ciis- covery was not realized-at first but soon all the land in the~vicinity was leased and many other wells were drilling. From some of them_the oil flowed out at tremendous _rates,--to the amazement of everyone. · -Drake believed that he hud .tapped the underground . reservoir, and. .never, bothered to lease more land or drin another well. The oil was generally believed to be in crevices'in the rock, and it was not until the geologists of the Pennsylvania Geological Survey studied the area in the seventies that it became generally understood that the oil is contained in the pores of sandstones, sealed in by impervious beds o£ shale, and under pressure from its own gas (like tho gas in soda water) and the pressure of the ground water. The new source of riches caused a rush which brought thousands of people to the oil country. Many were 81ACK PEOPLE OF )K CODE W5E ·TRANS Mrfito AMP RECEIVED DRUMMER.?,, AMP -TIMES EXPERIENCED BY PERSONS EX.POSEP FOR WILL. 1_A,Y »OO A-T A-TIME. / Understanding Wo rcaluc thai during times ot sorrow and loss it is difficult to talk of things that mutt be attended to. We consider it a privilege to tender oiu advice Chas A. FUNERAL SERVICE MO So. Pittsburg St. S5-J --Phone-- 85-31 laborers and craftsmen, many were soldiers retuimng from the Civil Wat, and many were speculators. Now itrikes */ere followed by booms eclipsing those of the mining towns in the west. Cities grew up over night, to be abandoned when the flush production ceased. At first the oil was carted in wagons to the nearest railroad, or shipped down the rivers on barges. Then, against violent opposition from the teamsters, the first pipe-line was laid. The first large production in 1861 entirely broke the market, and that, together with an attempted "freeze-out" of the independents by the larger companies, dropped the price of oil from S10 to 10 cents a barrel! As the uses and demand for oil increased, the price recovered. To this day the oil industry suffers from periods of over-production caused by drilling too many wells when the price is high. Dr. Paike Dickey, of the State Geological Survey, who is making a survey of the oil industry m Pennsylvania, reports that this State's oil fields are at present in the throes of a period of over-production. Indications of oil had been reported from other places and the methods of drilling developed here xvere taken by Pennsylvanians to all parts of the world, although newer method?, developed in the West, now are in use. Titusville and Oil City men will be found in every continent of the earth, wherever oil is found. During the past 30 years the Pennsylvania fields have been outstripped by the Mid-Continent and Gulf fields in volume ot output. After their | natural pressure was gone, the wells in the once great pool, produced on'y a few gallons a day, und apparently the Pennsylvania i n d u s t r y was doomed to rapid extinction. But it became known that much of the oil was still in the ground and lacked only the propulsive force of the gas to bring it to the wells where it could be pumped to the surface. The introduction of water and air under 1 pressure to force the oil out lias given |'the fields a new lease on life by allowing the recovery of additional 15 to 20 per cent. Those methods of extraction, although expensive, are profitable since the high qualify, lubricating oils derived fiom Pennsylvania crude make its price higher than (hat of !he more abundant western oils. The Pennsylvania oil industiy ' using present production methods can look forward to u future of about 50 years. This future can be further extended if new methods a t e developed to extract a larger proportion of. the oil still remaining m the snnd- stones. V. F. W. Speaker ROBERT G. WOODSIDE Allegheny C o u n t y Controller Woodside, former national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, will speak at the annual baiTquet of Wnltei E. Biown Post of the First United Brethren Church tonighl. ' R. L Werner Takes Over Downs Sunoco Service Station Robert L. Werner has taken ove the Blue Sunoco service station. West Crawford avenue and Soutl Arch street and will operate it unde a lease with the Sun Oil Company The business will be conducted unde the name of the Werner Sunoci Service. Mr. Weiner recently disposed ; Sunoco bervice station in West Main street, Uniontown, which he had op crated for 17 months. Mr. Downs is retiring from busi ness for the piesent. He «:id h plans to take a rest. Boy of 17 Marries. LOGANSPORT, Ind., Feb. 4.--i When Wan en Bowen, 17, married Mis. Dorothy Stitt, 35, hole, he got Q stepson his own age. The stepson is the oldest of Uie bride's three children. Commission Uitcs Sunday. UNIONTOWN, Feb. 4.--Set vice of commisMon for Miss Josephine H Kr.z, missionary-elect to India who sails February 10, will be held Sunday aftei noon m Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church. Mrs. John J. Holla Dies. Mrs Elsie A. Rolla, 61, of Grecns- buig, R. D. 2. died in a Pittsburgh hospital Friday. She is survived by her husband. John J., and a number of children, including John E of Mount Pleasant. K. E. Purnell Named On Lower Tyrone Boan UNIONTOWN, l?eb. 4.--On peti tion of residents of the district. Ken neth E. Purnelt was appointed b President Judge Harry A. Cottom and H. S Dumbauld as a member o Ine Lower Tyrone township hoard o education Puinell will fill the unexpire term of James W. Kennedy who ha lemovcd from the district. The term will expne the first Monday of DC cembor this year. Demands Military Pact. TOK1O Fob 4 --Commenting o Adolf Hitler's Reichstag speech, th newspaper Kokumin urged Japan 1 take the initiative in convei ting th German-Japanese-Italian anti-Corn intern pact into a military alhano Hev. H. B. Sccsc Dead. JOHNSTOWN, Feb. 4.--Rev. Har vey Boyer Seese, 09, pastor of th Westinont United Brethren Churc and a former minister of the Evan gelical Church, died Thursday nigh at Westmont. FJ:ATUJ;:K CALL Jill!) SUNDAY M9DNIGHT . Paramount Theatre TEX BITTER in "STARLIGHT OVER TEXAS" With the Norths oslornei'h Famous Rmlio Hill Billy Band Today Only Alsu Two Dip Serials S. O. S. Coast Guard and "Tim Tyler's Luck" COMING--MONDAY, TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY TWINS; ' BILLY M» BOBBY _ 1 DICK PDRCEU . 6EHE UCMMT , KATHLEEN lOCKBART · r£7S2 1939's FIRST BIG The lustiest adventure ever shared by daring lovers! Valiant women and bold men of the South face a raw, untamed frontier' Grim Reaper MRS. SUSANNA E. SHAFFER "Mrs. Susanna Elizabeth Shaffer, 71 curs olrt, widow of William Shaffer, led at 9:35 o'clock Friday nignt at cr home at Acme after an illness of nee years. Her husband preceded cr in death about 20 years SKO. Mrs. Shaffer was a daughter of the Samuel/ and El^beth Overly loward and had spent all ot hei life n the Acme vicinity. She is bur- - r ed by thiiee daughters: Mrs. Emma Cuhns of lilount Pleasant, E. D. 2, ills. Mary Kaip of Jones Mill and liss Olive Shafler at home. There re 10 grandchildren, five great- randchildien, and two brothers, Villiam Howard of Mount Pleasant, *. D,, and Samuel Howard of Krcgai. The funeral will be held Sunday fternoon with a prayer at the home t 2 o'clock followed by full rites at lie Acme Methodist Episcopal Church at 2:30 o'c.ock. Interment viil be made in the Bycrly Cemetery icar Acme. Susanb Fired As Gou nly Dog Uaw Officer B; United Press. HARRISBURG, Feb. 4.--Agricul- ure Secretaiy John H. Light today nnounced dismissal ot 55 employes i 'his department, in compliance vita Governor Arthur H. James' ef- orts to reduce personnel in all de- lartmer.ts to save 81,750,000 by May 31, end of the scale biennium. Dismissals included: Peter Susano, Uniontown, dog law nvestigator, $1,620. MRS. MOLLIK F. SCOTT Mrs. Molhe F. Randolph Scott, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Major Foster Scott, the former a pioneer resident of Franklin township, died Triday rrornmg at the Oneida County Hospital, Home, N. Y., fter a two weeks' illness. She had 3een making her home with on only Inld, Mrs Theodore Marks of Rome, and would have been 77 years old rebruary 14. Her parents moved !rom Franklin township to Beaver Falls where they spent their declin- ng years. She was the widow of Seorge F. Randolph, who lost his life n the Johnstown flood. The funeral service will be held al 1:30 o'clock at the Lutton Funeral Home, Beaver Falls. Burial will be in the Beaver Cemetery. MISS SUSAN KING Miss, Susan King, 41 yeais old, of near Mount Tabor, died at 2:12 o'clock Friday afternoon at Connellsville State Hospital a short time after she was admitted. The bot*y was removed to the funeral establishment of Clyde B. Brooks at Indian Head. Stork Stages "Flood"; Delivers Three Babes Even Doc Stork got into the "flood" spirit overnight and let three babies at Connellsville Stab Hospital. Two were boys and one a girl A son was born at 7:40 A. M. to day to Mr. and Mrs. Earle Patterson of Everfaon and a boy arrived for Mr and Mrs. Gilbert Fair of Second street, South Connellsville, at 10.21 P. M. Friday. The daughter was fo: Mr. and Mrs. Edward Panone of 21E Allegheny avenue, South Connells viHe, arriving at 7:45 P. M Friday. Girl Found Dead. UNIONTOWN, Feb. 4. -- Officials investigating the death of Bernic Myers 20, found lying face downward in The snow in the lawn at hei home m West Virginia on the Chea Mountain road, said her death wa due to natural causes. FOREIGN WAR VETS W I L L MEET MONDAY Walter E. Brown Post, Veterans of Foie'gn Wars, will hold an important meeting at 8 o'clock Monday night in tie post home in South Pittsburg street. New-Born Twins Die. Twins, a boy and a girl, bora February 2 to Mr. and Mrs. Paul K. Hostetler o£ McCoy road at the home of Mrs. Hosteller's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Austin King, of McCoy road, died, the girl at 8:30 o'clock Thursday night and the boy at 10:45 o'clock Friday night. Interment was made this afternoon in Hill Grove Cemetery in charge of Funeral Director Clyde B. Brooks of Indian Head. FREE 2 f o r 1 A man's suit cleaned FREE with one at Regular Price of 69 (No call and delivery service at this price.) Our "Once-a-Year" Promotion Special The same Iiigh quality cleaning is absolutely guaranteed, · Phone 1965 SIMONS Cash Carry CLEANERS 105 South Pittsburg Street. 921 West Crawford Avenue. Also CAPT. 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