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The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 8

Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Friday, February 4, 1938
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PAGE EIGHT THE DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVILLB. PA. FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 4, 193S. Man Slowly Conquering Flames Burning in Ohio 1 Coal Mine For 54 Years Over 36 Square Miles ANNUAL FIREMEN'S BANQUET FEBRUARY 15 AT GREENWOOD CHURCH NEW STRAITSVILLE, Ohio, Feb. 4.--The 54-year-old New Straitsvlllc mine flre, which has cost an estimated $50,000,000 in natural resources and has covered 36 square miles of southeastern Ohio coal fields, is being conquered slowly by man. Dr. Carl Watson, Ohio Works Progress administrator, announced today that WPA engineers and workmen who have been toiling against the subterranean flre for 17 months have succeeded in bottling it up so that it cannot spread to other rich coal fields. The $400,000 job of isolating the flre which began in 1884 will not be completed for another year, perhaps, but the real race against its spread has been won. Dr. Watson snid. How long the fire will burn after the three barriers against its spread ha c been set up is a matter of conjecture. Some engineers think it could burn for several hundred years within its present area if no efforts were made to extinguish it. · While _ exploring old mine workings in their battle against the flre, Avorkmcn have .discovered new coal .deposits which promise a rich yield. One vein 1,000 feet long, 500 feet "wide and:14 feet high can be worked perhaps two or three years before the flre reaches it. - Chief Engineer James R. Cava- · naugh recommended smothering the flre after it has been isolated. This would require scaling all openings and crevices, would require about three years, and would cost less than $1,000.000. r Such a project would pay for itself "20 times over," according to jCavanauRh. " . ; -- 'The mine fire is the greatest in the Avorld's history, according to WPA ."officials.- If left to-burn itself out, it -would consumc-huridrcds of millions of tons of coal in the course of thousands of years and would undermine almost all of southern Ohio from the Ohio River north to Coshocton. ,,· The method followed in isolating the flre is a simple engineering project, but difficult and dangerous .to execute. Engineers determined -that the area was connected with other coal Holds by three district veins. The - "bottling up" was accomplished by severing these veins with barriers. Cavanaugh reported today that the 640-foot Plummcr Hill barrier is 95 per cent completed. This carrier is just west _of New Straitsvillc. It has been filled" with dirt and" mud and water is being poured into it to mak7 it airtight. The flre is within a few feet of this barrier. The Lost Hun barrier, south of here in Hocking county, is a one- mile tunnel 200 feet underground. It will be compl.'"I in about six months. The Shawnee barrier is east of here near Shawnee in Perry county. It also is a mile long and averages 175 feet deep. It will require another 11 months for completion. The project employs 340 men Several families live near the Plummer Hill barrier, directly over the mine fire. Mr. and Mrs. David Rush have been driven from their home several times by gas. The little Rush farm has been ruined, and once potatoes in the garden were roasted. Mrs. Elizabeth Green left her home when the gases put out the fire in her kitchen stove and the light in her oil lamp. Despite the danger from falling coal and rock, poison gases and underground lakes, not a single life has been lost on the project. There was one major and one minor casulty. This is Cavanaugh's 21st mine flre fighting job. He is a graduate of Scranton and Perm State" colleges. Officials have no positive version of how the flre started. The most common story is that striking miners set fire to coal cars and sent them down into a mine. Duce'Exults Over "Blood and Glory" Path of Fascism EXPENSIVE METHOD OF JUSTICE SCORED - ROME Feb. 4.--Picmicr Benito Mussolini, addressing his Fascist Blackshirts on the 15th anniversary of the foundation of the Fascist militia Tuesday, praised bravery of the militia which, he said, "during these 15 years has written pages of blood and glory in Libya, Ethiopia and Spain." "It is ready to face even more difficult tasks," he added. "- "Italy in the 16th year of the Fascist era respects the interests of everybody but is ready to defend her peace and her future against aiiy- xdy." Mussolini took occasion to praise the now military step, "passo ro- mano," a slight variation of the German goose step. Discussing the step, Mussolini said: "The Roman step symbolizes the strength and energy of the young generation of lictors who arc enthusiastic for its adoption. It is n slop which sedentary, half-buried, deficient persons of so called 'half pint size" will never be able to use. That is why we like it." "Gamcst Girl" Dies. . NEW YORK, Feb. 4.--Dorothea Antel, former actress whose cheerful acceptance of a life of invaliclism won her the sobriquet "tho gamest girl in the world" died In tho apartment where she had lain for 18 years in a steel corset." She was 38. Miss Angel suffered a spine injury in a backstage fall. Use Our Classified Ads. They bring results. Cost is small. For Rainy Weather RAIN GOATS SPECIALLY PBICED SATURDAY OJfLl'! · Popular Trench Coats 0 Silky Fiuisli Featherweights -O Heavy Duty BuJjber Coats Choose the kind you want for only $2.95! Coats for heavy duty, cuats that can be rolled up and stuffed in your pookct, coats of suedine and gabardine, coats in plain colors or cheeks. All sizes. H. MARSHAL Outfitters for 3Ien and Boys. y. TJttsljnrg Street. Paradise PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 4.--Federal Judge Oliver B. Dickinson commented on the "lengthy and oppressively expensive method of administering justice" at a hearing on claims for services in reorganization of the Baldwin Locomotive Works. Claims totalling $890,000 were filed by attorneys, banking interests and various stockholders' committees. : 'I venture to say it costs 10 times more for the courts' to handle matters of this kind than K would if The Greenwood Methodist Episcopal Church diningroom will be the place of the annual banquet o£ the New Haven Hose Company on Tuesday night, February 15, it was announced today by Fire Chief William E. DeBolt. Invitations are to be mailed in the near future to city :|nd county officials as well as fircj chiefs of the surrounding community and covprs will be laid for approximately 200. A musical program in charge of the Firemen's Band--which will shore honors at the dinner with the hose company--will be carried out. There will talks. be a number of short they were handled in a businesslike way by ?cisons with a sincere effort to accomplish real results," the judge said. PARADISE, Feb. 4--Rev. Gahagan | will hold a communion service in j the Paradise church Sunday morn- ! Ing. The quarterly meeting will be 1 held tho following evening in the Bridgeport church "under the super- j vision of the district elder, Rev. G. A. Collins. Revival services have been postponed until Sunday evening, February 13. The W. M. S. met Wednesday af- [ tcrnoon st the home of Miss Mary Hoke in regular session. The February meeting will be held at the ] home of Mrs. Thatcher Artie the last Wednesday in February. The annual day of prayer of the Evangelical Church was observed | Sunday morning in Paradise Church, i A special program was given by | members of the Missionary Society and Young People's Circle. In the I absence of the pastor, tho address! was given by Mrs. A. M. Gahagan. | Mr. and Mrs. F. W. McConncll,' Mr", and Mrs. Alvin McConncll and Mr. and Mrs. George Nicholi spent j Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Alvin' McConncll of New Kensington. Mrs. Mary L. Woodhull of Morgantown, W. Va., has announced the marriage of her daughter, Mary Louise Woodhull, to James F. Grow, Saturday, February 8, 1936. The wedding took place at Fairmont, W. Va. Mrs. Wiley Zufall is suffering from a sore foot. Mrs. Homer Hokc is slowly convalescing from a severe attack of grip. Miss Irene Stouffer who is employed in Grecnsburc spent the week-end at her home here. Mr. and Mrs. V. O. Gaffney, Miss Ruth Gaffney nnd friend from Youngwood and Mrs. E. E. Berg of Mount Pleasant visited with friends here Sunday. Mrs. Shcrrick Rhodes is convalescing after a severe attack of gall trouble. Arthur Fait of McKecsport spent the week-end with his mother, Mrs. Mary Fait. Good Values and .. Sound Merchandise Always -- herein Lies the .basis of Your Faith In Us i ' TOMORROW . . . . SATURDAY is the LAST DAY of Our SPECIAL FUR SALE by Our New York Representative SALE IMUCEI) ... FUR COATS now at a fraction of their worth to '249 This is the LAST BIG FUR SALE the Stone Fur Co. will sponsor In our Btore this season. So buy a choice 193S Fur Coat at a fraction of Hn real worth. Due Ui the temporary recession In tho fur market, this manufacturer is selling his coats regardless of the cost to him. Come in and sec these Furs age of the low prices. and take ad van t- Arrange for Convenient Payments CUT RATE 116 South Pittsburg Street. Phone 618 You get cut prices here on the finest cuts of meat. Everything cut but the quality. Shop here Friday for meats and cold cuts for the holiday week-end. PORK ROAST Call! Style Ib. 1 5c LAMB SHOULDER ROAST, Ib. 18c FRESH GROUND fiVSEAT 2 Ibs. 27c CHUCK ROAST Whole Cuts Ib. 13c BEEF STEAK 5 Ibs. 95c Ib. 17c Loose 2 Ib. 3SC PLATE BOIL Ib. 10c Pure Lard Ik Jumbo Bologna ib. 15c Sugar Cured Bacon Whole or Half »· 23c Picnic Hams 17e Veal Shoulder Roast ib 14c SALAMI AND PEPPERONI BACON - HAMS - DRIED BEEF - LEBANON BOLOGNE BUTTER - EGGS AND CHEESE For that "Spring Feeling" (1) "Modern Miss" Dresses$7.95 for that Spring mood A galaxy of fashion importants! Boleros, stitched ploat swing skirts, enchanting prints, sophisticated dark tones, and Spring lights. Women's sizes also «t 7.95. (2) "Color Day" Dresses $3.08 for the High School Senior Miss . *^ Colorful dresses for that important event in the llfo of the senior mins. New light solid colors and cheery prints. (3) Dressmaker Suits .. $7.95 Tailored Suits ..$10.95 The unllncd wool dressmaker suits are in light colors; the man talloreds come In solid brown, grey, navy--nnd checked jacket with plain skirt combinations. BRIGHT FELT HATS OfE the face types. Red, pansy, powder, Kelly green, dubonnet, grey. Wear them now! New Spring Sweaters $1.98 in floivcr garden colors Highlighted with fancy weaves, zippers,'embroidery. 7 light shades. NEW RED CROSS SHOES Spring $6.50 The BRETON A graceful cut-out tie of navy or black gabardine with strips of leather trim. Come in, and see the new high-back "CLEOPATRA" style, too. Saturday Last Day SALE OF MAXENE HOSE/ Reg. 59c, 47 Saturday TCI C Reg. 69c, Saturday Reg. 79c, £7 Saturday Ul C OUR GREAT F i : » K l T A K Y RUG SALE Offers You:-- 9x12 Sanforstan Rugs - $55 ?7i).50 Values Our most outstanding rug value. Striking patterns in rich colorings. Yon must see them to appreciate them --so come in tomorrow and have a new rug In your home. The Yankee Duchess ZIPPER DRESS figiiro On in a jiffy! Cleverly designed s l i m waist--gentle flare -- decorative patch pockets--tieback sash! Prints, solid colors, polka dots in 14 to ·16 sizes. LEAVE Your ORDER SATURDAY for FREE MONOGRAMMING ! Men's $1.65 $2 Value White and Fancy S H I R T S S for $3.75 $1.29 JIO'OGKA7inrED FREE! Men's $t.G5 $l.i)3 Value P A J A M A S $1.29 Un FREE! Boys' Scout Shirts FREE! * ^*ZlW**ti*''fVi.-^» VALENTINE'S DAY She'll love a Sentimental Valentine 10c, 150,250,500,51.00 SPRING HANDBAGS $1.98 and $2.98 Beaded Bags $1 to $2.98 JEWELRY $1.00 HEART BOXES of Chocolates 50c to $2.25 Reymer's Fruit Nut Hearts 60c OILSILK UMBRELLAS $1.79 Monogrammed Scarfs SI .00 - POWDER and PERFUME Moth For $1.10 Lovely Crepe Chemises Lovely Crepe Slips SI. 19 to $2.98 Hand Made Hankies 29c

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