The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on January 28, 1938 · Page 11
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The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 11

Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Friday, January 28, 1938
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Second Part Pages 11 to 2Q VOL. 36, NO. 72. CONNELLSVILLE, PA.. FRIDAY EVENING, JANUARY 28, 1D38. TWENTY PAGES. Revives Memories Of Connellsville As Iron "Center" Was Located in Hollow Where Pittsburg Street And Newmyer Avenue Now Intersect; Covered ByFilMnl896. C O M P E T I T I O N ENDED ALL ACTIVITY Memories of Connellsville as an iron producing center, before competition from the Pittsburgh district destroyed it, were recalled as a crew of WPA employes, preparing to bore a tunnel on the South Side lor the sewer line from Trump run to Vine street, came upon the base of an old furnace that was built 123 years ago and which was in existence for about 30 years. Actual location of the base of the rounded stack came as a surprise as it had been generally believed it would be found at the foot of Aetna street instead of just to the west of South Pittsburg street near where Ncwmycr avenue intersects it. This spot was occupied by what wns known as the Etna or the Mount Etna furnace. A man named John Gibson, who came to Connellsville around 1735, built the furnace in 1815 for the production of iron. It had a capacity of 12 tons daily. Mr. Gibson had erected a small settlement about Old Concrete Highway i his furnace to provide living quarters,^ for his workers and their families. Log and frame houses were erected. Whether he had a special name for this community is not known. Iron ore for the furnace came from the hills around Connellsville. South Connellsville, Breakneck and other places in the region were known as diggings where native ore was obtained. The Etna furnace was in operation for about 30 years and its iron was shipped from Connellsville to markets by boats on the Youghiogheny Kiver. At that time there were furnaces in operation at Breakneck, St. John's on Indian Creek and Rogers at Rogers Mill. Ore from all ol them was brought into Connellsville and sent to market by water. All of these were active about the same time and were in operation until forced out by keen compel: lion from the Pittsburgh district where operators were not compelled to haul their finished product for any distance. A charcoal building was erected later on the hill where the remains o£ the furnace were found. It was quite a large structure and there the charcoal was stored. It is the base on which this charcoal building rested before its destruction that was uncovered when the force of WPA laborers began to prepare to drive a tunnel for a distance 'of 160 feet for the new sewer line. The hard sandstone used were carefully selected, being of the type that wouldn't melt away under the terrific heat of a furnace. They were burned and showed signs of the heat they had weathered more than a century and a quarter ago, There was a deep valley of about 200 feet across from north to south and in this section only one building stood when filling in of the "hole" got under way In 1896. Beneath this fill ran an unnamed creek which has since been responsible for considerable sewer trouble. It is planned to drive the tunnc 160 feet from its mouth at the base of the Ml, just west of South Pittsburg street. It will range from 12 to ID feet under the ground. The tunnel will have a clearance of six feet, nine inches, and will be six fee wide at the top and range as much as nine feet at the bottom so as to take care of the larger sewer pipe to be laid in it as far as Vine street The sewer pipe will have an inside diameter of 42 inches, the largest o any ever laid in Connellsville, anc will have a bell measurement of 5"" inches in width. The sewer pipe laying will be quiti a feat inasmuch as the pipe weigh: (140 pounds to the foot or 2,561 jxmnds for each section. The laying will be in charge o£ Bert Franks · who is handling a WPA crew of ap proximately 60, most of whom arc digging the trench for the sewer pipi below the tunnel. Digging of thi tunnel is under the direction of Free Middlcton, experienced coal minint official who received a citation from the National Mining Institute fo safety while he was superintcnden of the W. J. Rainey, Inc., plant a Stewart. The tunnel work will be a tedious and dangerous job and prog ress will be- necessarily slow as al of it will be adequately propped an made safe for the men working in it The entire distance of the sewer i ·1,236 feet. All plans and speciflca tions for the project were preparcc by City Engineer Joseph E. Hoenshe who expressed the conviction tha construction of the line would elimi nato in the future all sewer troubl that had developed In years gone b in the Newmyer avenue watershct The project will not be complete before late spring, it Is estimated. City Council purchased the materia for the sewer line and the work I being done as a Works Progres. Administration project. WALTER E. BOKNS HARRISBURG, Jan. 28.--At a meeting of the executive committee f the Pennsylvania Motor Federa- ion, Walter E. Burns, prominent larrisburg banker, was appointed treasurer of the State-wide motoring xdy. Mr. Burns was appointed to ill a vacancy caused by the death f Clinton B. Eilcnbcrgcr of Stroudsburg, who at the time of his death was third assistant postmaster general. The Pennsylvania Motor Federa- ion is the federation of AAA Motor Clubs in Pennsylvania, 68 in number. Mr. Burns assumes his duties as treasurer at a time when the membership of tho organization is at an all-tlrne high--exceeding 156,000 members. 11,000 MEASLES CASES STIR STATE HARRISBURG, Jan. 28--Stat medical inspectors, announcing 000 cases of measles have been re ported In Pennsylvania this montl moved into most seriously alTecte regions to ·aid local health author! ties. "Cases reported the first three weeks of January arc as numerous P. M. F. Treasurer MOVER MAY. BE ECHARD ·-' SUCCESSOR M o u n t " Independence Man Expected to Get: I Highway Job. LATTER MADE LABOR REFEREE I N C O R P O R A T E D - . ; ;; . , _ GROCERIES AT WHOLESALE PRICES Jny yonr.grrocorlos at wholesale prices at the Perm Store. Join lie many thrifty people who bring tliolr orders here from mile's around ConnellsviHe.- Make up your order from this Jist now and bring it to this Jew price store.- JWo cairhave.yonr order delivered for 5 cents." - · - - PILISBURY F L 0 UIR : 95c SUGAR, 25 POUNDS $1.29 As the photograph above shows, the oldest concrete highway in the State's magnificent system of today--covering a distance of half a mile west of Houte 40 and known as the Chalk Hill- Elliottsville road--is still In good condition today for'light traffic, even after 25 years of service. The "highway" was constructed to handle the type of traffic of a quatrer of a century ago, but, not being heavily traveled it is still quite serviceable. When constructed it was an "experimental highway" and the first one in the State to be of concrete. Secondary Education System Must Better Equip Youths, Claim Educator Declares Departmental Plan Not Successful. DOESN'T PREPARE STUDENT FOR LIFE New Aufo Sales Lasf Year Gain Over 1936 Degrees Conferred On Largest Mid-Year Class at Penn State STATE COLLEGE, Jan. 28.--Dr. Ralph D. Hetzel, president of the Pennsylvania State College, conferred degrees upon the largest midyear graduating class in the history }f the institution at exercises held here Thursday night One hundred thirty-six degrees were awarded for undergraduate and advanced work. Dr. Harold Edwin Balme Speight, dean of men at Swarthmore College, delivered the commencement address. Among the 'graduates were: Master of science--Joseph Intorre, Masontown, Fayette county, education; Daniel Joseph Moflle, SJickville, Westmoreland, education; Stella L. Zayaz, Boswcll, Somerset, home economics. Baccalaureate degree;, awarded to graduating seniors, included: Fayette county--Marshall T. Augustine, Uniontown, forestry. Westmoreland--Clarence T. Norris, Tarentum, education. Cupid Too Active In Army, Privates Curbed WASHINGTON, Jan. 28.--Cupid's activities In the United States Army are causing concern to high officers. 'Orders have gone out that enlisted men be refused permission to marry unless it is proved that they can support wives. ~ It was explained that the generals have no feeling against married soldiers but that the lower brackets of pay (ranging from $21 to about S60 a month) are not sufficient to support a lamlly. Blot on Postal Speed. ALBUQUERQUE, N. M., Jan. 28 Glenn Krouse was skeptical of the speed ol the postal service after receiving a letter on December 16, 1937, which carried a postmark from Sunbury, Pa., of December 18, 1933. "Re-education of teachers and abolishment of departmentalization in the high schools would make possible a secondary educational program that would really serve lis purpose in providing satisfactory adjustment to life and life's situations to high school students." declared Dr. Alonzo F. Myers of New York University Thursday afternoon at the joint teachers' educational conference of the ConnellsviHe city and Dunbar Township school districts now in progress at the High School auditorium. "As I see it," he continued, "departmentalization has just about ruined the secondary school system and has completely wrecked the junior high schools." Dr. Myers explained that the junior high schools were established to close the gap between the elementary and secondary phases of education but so far had been a complete failure. He said that once secondary education amounted to something -- it served a purpose inasmuch as it prepared young people for college--but the major issue today was the teaching of subjects to high school students to prepare them for life and life's situations and unless that Is accomplished, it might as well be discontinued. "Secondary education used to be selective," said the educator, "bul such is not true today. In the pasl a student who failed to grasp a certain subject was told that he had better quit school and get n job. Society says we cannot have young people in employment under 18 ycnrs of age and theteforc you must take care of them." He charged that the public schools generally speaking, did more haim to the health of the students thjn could be overcome from their studying of the text book in "Health." He pointed out that very few ^u schools had towels or soap in the washroom"! and yet cleanliness was one of the prime factors o£ health. Proving his charge that the teachers of today need re-educated, he told of a school where '.he majority of the students would rather study Latin than attend a physical education class. Investigation showed that their main objection was the fact they had to do what the teacher wanted them to do--not what they would like to do. Many of tnose who didn't attend physical cducaliona classes at the high school did ire quent the Y. M. C. A. where they could do as they pleased, he said. Former New Stanton Vet Dies. Simon K. Funk, 93 years old, a Civil War veteran who resided near New Stanton for more than 50 years, those ordinarily reported to April i died Tuesday night at his home at I," said Ihe direclor of Ihe State' Lawrrncc, Kan. He leaves First Woman Toreador Fatally Hurl in Fal WASHINGTON, Jan. 28.--Factory ales of automobiles in the Unitcc States In December were 326,234 vehicle, 1 ! against 360,055 in November and 498,710 in December, 1936. For 1937 the total was 4,809,565 as against 4,450,115 in 1936. Curtis Moyer of Mount Independence is expected to be named super- ntcndcnt of'jnaintenance of high-. tvays in Fayette county to succeed Jacob H. Echard of Uniontown, formerly of Star Junctian, now an un ployment compensation insurance referee. Official confirmation is expected to come soon from Warren VanDyke, State Secretary of the Department of Highways.. Mr.-Moyer had.been principal cs- sistant to Mr. Echard since the latter over the reins of the maintenance department several years ago. On the first of the year, Mr. Echard was appointed a referee in the Department of Labor and Industry. His ·work consists of adjusting disputes between workers and the unemployment compensation fund officials in ihe district coraprasing Fayette Wcst- ·norcland, Washington, Greene Armstrong and Indiana counties. Mr Echard's offices are" maintained in Grccnsburg, but he retains" his residence in Uniontown. Mr. E." ard also will continue a chairman of the Fayette county Democratic committee. Mr. Moyer's principal assistants arc S. Elroy Smith, Duncan Porte 1 and James Beachoy. They, with Mr Echard, formed the top staff in th county maintenance department. I was this quartet which has set up an enviable record in snow remova on the principal h'ghways. AUhoush there have been scvcra applications for the job, it is known Mr. Moyer's name h -s been recom mended to Mr. VanDyko and ofHcia action Is expected this week. It was also learned that the highway department heads In Ifnrrisburg are expected to lean kindly to the Mover appointment. Mr. Kcl\ard hns nraiscd the work of Mr. Moyer and his other principal assistant'. Only chance in the top Dcr^onnel of the department is to be that of naming a successor to Mr. Moyer. franklin Sugar, 10 Ibs. ,.59c Brown Sugar, 5 lbs._ 31c Sivansdoivn Sugar, 3 for 27c Octagon Soap, 10 bars, --45c Pels If aptha, 10 bars"---44c 1'. and.G. Soap, 10 bars _39c MILK, 10 Tall Cans 69c Navy Beans,. 5 Ibs. 23c MACARONI, 3 pounds .~..22c SPAGHETTI, 3 pounds -.22c Tomato Paste, 4 cans --25c Ivory Soap, 10 bars C9c tux, 3 for lOc; 10 for.:__C3c lifebuoy 3 for lOc, 10 for C3c Carnation Milk 10 for 73c SWANSDOWN. FLOUR 25c NAVY BEANS, 5 lls 23c Kidney Beans, 3 Ibs. 39c Roman Bcnns, 5 pounds 89c OxydoJ, 2 large boxes --.43c HIXSO, 2 largo boxes'--4Sc CXOROX, 2 bottles 25c Silver Cow Milk 10 for 73c BREAD, 3 Big Loaves 25c Health Conservation Bureau. j biotheu, his wife ind thicc children , .ns fall. LEICESTER, England, Jan. 28.-Mrs. John Pagct, 2B, pictty English horsewoman, believed to be the first woman to pal ticipatc in a bull-fight, two i died of injunos received m a hunt- Still Two Months of Winter Take Advantage of These Savings SPORT FUR Off Entire Stock Winter CHOICE OF STOCK 1 L /4°« Entire Stock- Winter HATS .$' Off First Arrivals! Spring A host o£ new spring styles in new solid colors' and exotic prints. Unusual values at these low prices. Better Spring Dresbes Now Spring Hats Rackoffs FASHION STORE inc. MIS North 1'itt-iuiri; Street. Stransilomi Cake Flonr _25c Sno-Shcen Cake -Flour _25c BISQUICK, Large box 31c SALAD DRESSING, Qf. 29c Rnmford Baking 1 Powder 22c Calumet Baking Powder 19c Health Club Bak Powder lOc MACARONI, 3 Pounds 22c Macaroni, 20 Ib. box --$1.29 Spaghetti, 20 Ib. box $1.20 Noodles, 2--1-lb. pkgs. ...27c SPAGHETTI, 3 Pounds 22c Ex-Coll S. Crackers 2 Ibs 20c Graham Crackers, 2 Ibs. 25o Ritz Crackers, big box _.22c Sno-Sheen Cake Flour 25c Limn Beans, 5 pounds_--39c Rice, Fancy,_4 pounds -.-.-25c Catsup, 2 big bottles -- .23c CRISCO, 3 Pound Can 55c Buckwheat, 10 pounds --39c Corn Meal, 5 pounds 22c FLOUR, ·» pound sack ..».25c LIMA BEANS, 5 Ibs. 49c PRO'ES, 4 pounds 25c APRICOTS, pound 2Sc RAISISS, 2 boxes 19c Rumford Baking Pow. 22c Snlnd Dreeing, quart--20c MUSTARD, quart jar lflc Peanut Butter, big jar --l!)c IVORY SOAP, 10 for 59c Eagle Brand 3111k _ _ 20o PAXCAKE FLOUR, box lOc COR\ STARCH, box lOc Roman Beans, 5 Lbs. 39c Salmon, 2 tall cans ,.2ftc SardlneS'ln-Oil, G ciins ...25c Apple Butter, quart 19c P E A S , 4 C A N S Shredded "Wheat" lie Puffed Wheat, 3 boxes . ...2,"c WirKATIES, 2 boxes.... .,. 23c Sauiflnsh, largo can DRARO, large can 22c, SUPERSUDS, large -19c LARD,ForlPjtf r 2lbs,23c BON AMI, 2 cans 25c Old Dutch Cleanser, 3 ens 23c Octagon Cleanser, can,.-- _5c Franklin Sugar, 10 Ib, 59c Ammonia lOc--Bluing 10o LaFrance 3 for 25c--Lye lOo Argo Starch, 3-ln. box --25c BROWN SUGAR, 5 Ibs. 31c KARO, Half Gallon 39e Duffs "Molasses, large --2!c Maple Pancake Syrup 19c PRUNES, 4 POUNDS 25c Heinz Beans, 2 small 19c Heinz Beans, 2 medium _.25c Heinz Beans, 2Jarge 35c Ex-Cell Crackers 2 Ibs. 20c Heinz Ketchup, large --21c Heinz Ketchup, small --13e Heinz Chili Sauce 25c SHREDDED W H E A T , lie Campbell's Beans 3 for _.25c Phillips Baked Beans 4 - 25c Campbell Tomato Soup 3-25c CATSUP, 2 Big Bodies 25c Salt, Free Running, box ._3c SALT, -1 pound sack lOc SAM", 2 large boxes _J._.15c RICE, FANCY, 4 IBS. 25c Mueller's Macaroni lOc Mueller's «Xoodlos --.10c Italian Grated Cheese lOc GEORGIE P O R G I E 17c Phillips Tomato Soup --5c Dried Beef, largo jar- I5c Libby's Corned Beef, can 23c 25c Buckwheat Flour 10 Ib 39c Hershey Bak. Chocolate --7c Hcrshcy Cocoa, pound 13c Tetley's Tea ,, JOc and lOc TOMATOES, 3 CANS 25c KIDNEY BEANS, 5 Lbs. 39c MOTHERS-OATS, box;....-..9c Mothers Oats, big box ..L.23c Cream of Wheat,- large _ .23c C O R N , 3.CAJjl25c Jersey Corn I'lakes'ifor 29c Kellogg's Corn" Flakes -3-25c Kellogg's All-Braii, 2 for 25c Green Beans, 3 Cans 25c iln-t Rice Flakes ..12c Kellogg's Rice Flakes 12c Post Bran Flakes'-- 12c HI-LOCOFFEE, 3 Lbs. 45c Georgio Porglcj large 17c Postum Cereal, large 23c Instant Postum, Ijargo .,.-t3c J E L L O , 2 BOXES lie Peas, -1 cans 23c, 10c and liic LIbby's Delicious Peas ...17c Diced Carrots, can JOc KARO, Half Gallon 39c Corn, can lOc--3 cans ..~23c Golden Bantam Corn _.2-25c Baker's Whole Corn 2 for 25c Tomato Paste, 4 Cans 25c Tomatoes, fancy, 3 cans 25c Green Beans, 3 cans~~~23c Mixed Vegetables, can --lOc A and H Baking Soda 3c HOMINY, 2 MR cans -- 19o KIDNEY BEAA'S. can lOc Spinach/Faney, 2 cans -j-23c BISQUICK, Large Box 31c Bartlctt Pears, 2"cans --29c Peaches, 2 large-cans ....3i)c Red Pitted Cherrles,~g~al 7i)c NOODLES L 2 mm27c Dill Pickles, (luarfeicr.,.-.. lOc Sweet PicklesTM... TM=__TM..29e Heinz Cucumber Pickles 23« 2!)c ..39c .2oc Heln/ Soup, 2 big cans 2Tc Stuffed Olhes, largo jar 29c Household Yenst 3c CREAM OF WHEAT 23c BAYER'S ASPIRES, box" He EX-LAX, 2--lOc boxes ..15c EPSOM SALTS, 1 Ib. box lOc Octagon Soap, 10 for 45c OVALTIXE, 50e size 33c OVALTIXE, $1.00 size _.5!)c Fletcher's Castoria 29c P and G Soap, 10 for TICK'S SALVE, jar VICK'S NOSE DROPS.. Citrate Magnesia, 2 for , RINSO,2 BIG BOXES 43c DOUBLE DUTCH MALT 39c , RAZOR BLADES, 10 for lOc Toilet Paper, C rolls 2."c OXYDOL, 2 big boxes 43c I'rince Allicrt Tobacco lie Cigarettes, plus, tax, 2 for 25c Tobacco, all brands, 3 for 25c lux Soap, 3 : 19c, 10-63.C " M'ax Paper Rolls, i for 23c Matches, G large boxes 2Sc - Safety Matches, 2 doz. 13c lifebuoy, 3-19c, 10-63c BROOMS _39o, 49c, 59c, C9e MOPS, Best 19c and 29c Motor Oil, 2 gal. can S9e Matches, 6 Big Boxes 25c Clothes Pins,, 40 for lOc - IJIot!ie» Lines, 50 feet 29c WASHBOARDS -l»c, 59c, C9c Macaroni, 20 Lbs. $1.2? Tubs, Galvanized, large-...98c . Boilers, Galvanized- $1.5! Boiler*. All Copper . ...$3.9$ Pels Napfha, 10 for 44c Spaghetti, 20 Lbs. $1.29

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