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February 18, 1939

The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 7

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY IS, 1939. THE DAILY COURIER. CONNEI..L.SVII.,LK. PA. PAGE SEVEN. Nearly Three IVISIIion Year in Fifth DistHct A total of 2,945,672 Ions of coal was produced in the Fifth Bituminous Inspection District during 1038, according to the annual report o£ Richard Maize, State mine inspector. Embraced in the district are 18 mines of which 14 operated during the 12-mDnth period, giving employment 'to 4,235 persons. Vesta Coal Company was the largest producer in the district with a total ol 1,280,479 tons. Pittsburgh Coal Company was second with 790,082 tons. The report of Inspector Maize shows tonnage by the various concerns as follows: Domestic Coal, 2,020. Hillman Coal Coke, 158,652. Lemont Coal Coke, 14,370. Lilley Mining, 236,518. Lincoln Coal Coke, 5,717. Moffltt Coal, 7,100. Old Home Fuel, 51,480. Penncoal, Inc., 30,867. Pif:burgh Coal, 790,982. W. J. Rainey, Inc., 140,799. South Union Coal, 223,667. Vesta Coal, 1,280,479. Wynn Coal Coke, ,3,020. Total, 2,945,672.' A summary of statistics reveals: Number of mines in district--18. Number of mines operating--14. Number of gaseous mines operating--8. Number of non-gaseous mines operating--6. Number ol tons of coal produced --2,945,672. Number of tons of coke produced r-31,049. Number of fatal accidents--2. Number of tons of coal produced per fatal accident--1,472,836. Number of persons employed-4,235. Number of persons employed per fatal accident--2,117. Number o£ serious non-fatal accidents--65. Number of minor accidents--183. Number of mines abandoned--2. Number of new mines opened--1. Supervoliage X-Ray Treaiment of Cancer Held Not Justiiied By United Press, CHICAGO, Feb. 18.--The use of supervoltago X-ray in treatment of cancer has not justified the high hopes entertained when it \vas in- roduced five years ago, Dr. Robert S. Stone, University o£ California roentgenologist, told the Educational Association on Cancer. "Although there is very definite improvement when X-ray doses are increased from 100,000 volts to 200,000 volts," he said, "increases beyond 200,000 .volts apparently reach a point of diminishing returns. The 100,000-volt X-rays have been abandoned in the treatment of all but surface cancers. But a'ter 200,000- volt magnitudes have been reached the important opportunities for improvement lie in devising better techniques of administering the X-rays, rather than in raising voltages." He said the effect of X-rays is to ionize and "knoc': down" cells. "Cancer cells," he said, "cnn't take it and do r.ot recover from the ionization as well as normal tissues. "One difficulty with X-ray voltages up to 1,00.0,000 volts is that a larger proportion of normal tissue is effected with each increase in depth-dose As doses are increased beyond 200,)00 volts the amount of pentration to the skin on the opposite side of the March Grand Jurors Will Meet Monday UNIONTOWN, Feb. 18.--Attaches of the district attorney's office are laying the groundwork for compiling the trial list for the March term of criminal court which opens Monday morning, March 6. The grand jury is scheduled to meet Monday, February 20, to consider approximately 125 bills, 60 of which were carried over from December. The grand jury usually meets the last week of the month preceding the' criminal sessions but because of the holding over of many bills from the December tarm it was decided to call the March jurors a week earlier. The December jurors were dismissed by Judge H. S. Dumbauld when the body had returned ignoramuses in the embezzlement cases of former Treasurer Thomas R. Aubrey. Abscessed Tooth Removed, Treated And Then Replanted CHICAGO, Feb. 18.--A Michigan dentist demonstrated at the 75th annual mid-winter meeting of the Chicago Dental Society an operation which makes it possible to remove an abscessed tooth, treat it and replant it. Dr. C. W. Messinger of Houghtoa Mich., explained the process with X-rays and charts. He said he had replanted approximately 75 teeth Such teeth, he said, should last anywhere from a minimum of five years to eight or 10 years. In his operation he first X-rays the tooth, extracts it, then treats any abscess in the jaw. If there is no :avity in the tooth, he drills a hole into the root canal, removes the roo" tissue and after thoroughly sterilizing the tooth, replaces the root tissue aody from increases." the sources of the ray NEWS OF THE COURTS Husband abused by his wife and a wife deserted by her doctor-husbanc were granted divorces in decree handed down Monday by Judge Har ry A. Cottom. Mary Belle Bailey, 26, of 431 Wes Berkeley street, charged Dr. W. Blair Bailey, 30, of. Bridgeport, O., with de sertion November 5, 1935. They wer married August 19, 1931, in Car michals. Orange Mack, Isabella, who liste wrongs he suffered during his marita life, was divorced from Mamie Mack also of Isabella, whom he marrie March 8, 1924 in Uniontown court house. Charges of cruel and barbar ous treatment and indignities to per son formed the basis for the action. Letters of administration wer granted by Register 1 Bruce F. Sterlin to George Cordon, Donora, on th $3,500 personal estate of the latter' brother, James B. Gordon, Browns vil!e, who died April 14, 193G. Thre brothers and two sisters survive. Will of Ettie J. Haines, Connells viHe, who died September 19, 1938 was probated revealing real estat estimated at $200, including vacan lot No. 41 in Newmyer addition Connellsville. Application was mad b;. Albert M. Haines, 510 East Wash ington avenue, Connellsville. On application of Regina Frere Point Marion, the will of ErniJ Frere, that place, who died January 3, was admitted to probate. Persona estate was set at ?400, Will of Mrs. Floretta Craig Brownsville, who died December 2 1938, showing a $500 personal estate was admitted to probate on applica tion of Lawrence Craig, Uniontown R. T. 1. On application of Edna Rosebcrrj 413 East Main street, Uniontown, will of Jessie D. Cramer, formerl Jessie D. Brownfield, South Unio township, who died June 11, 193 was.admitted to probate. Personal estate -/as set at $900 and real estate estimated at $2,000, the latter including an undivided four-ninths interest in over 102 acres of ground along the Morgantown road. Totalitarian Nations Develop Novel Cars For Self-Sufficiency in Event of Blockade Public Health Service Even White Rals Have Hangover Trouble, Says North Carolina Pro!. Germany's By Centra! Press WASHINGTON, D. C.---Automobiles that sell .for leas than $400 and gret 35 miles to a gallon of gasoline, cars that run on wood or charcoal, gasoline made from coal, rubber made from limestone and coal-these are the answers of Germany and Japan to threat of blockade in event of war and loss of their petroleum supplies. G e r m a n y ' s Volkswagen or "strength-through-joy" car would appeal to many Americans. Designed to make the Reich independent of foreign manufacturers and place an automobile within the means of every German, it is to sell for S39G in S2.40 weekly installments, Its designers claim for it a speed of 60 m.p-h., gasoline consumption of only a gallon every 35 miles, nnd 60,000-mile usage without repairs, The engine is in the rear, permitting space for luggage and spare tire under the hood and Increased leg room for passengers. Five models have been turned ont for demonstration purposes. Commercial production begins this fall, with delivery in 1940. Short on petroleum but long on low-grade coal, Germany also has developed methods of extracting Japan's charcoal-burning automobile gasoline from coal and is using fuel' sands of wood-burners already are increasingly. Synthetic rubber, made; in use, and German roads are lined from coal, limestone, water and air, also is extensively osel and will be employed in the Volkswagon tires, with "wood-tanking-stations." Japnn, which is short not only on In the lower picture, a group o! government officials examine Japan's latest development, the charcoal car, at an exhibition of the ,, , strange machines in Tokyo. The petroleum but coal as well, has j charcoal-burning apparatus, which looks something tike an old-fashioned stove, is carried in the luggage compartment. Cars that burn wood instead of (adopted the wood-burner as its gasoline are another of Germany's , means of keeping tiio wheels turn- answers to possible blockade, Thou- 1 ing in. time of war. Church-goers Getting Dumber, Bishop Says LONDON, Feb. 18.--Church-goers, says the bishop of Durham, are getting dumber. "There has certainly been a change for the worse in the intellectual j quality of church-goers," he wrote' in the "Westminster Abbey Quarterly." "The cultured ckss has generally ceased to go to chuich. The modern preacher must make his count with hearers who know little about theology and care less, whose power of attention is very small and who arc not accustomed to anything more mentally exacting than emotional appeals and topical allusions." Pitt Club Speaker with gutta-percha. Then he fills the root end of the tooth with a silver filling and the surface end with a porcelain filling. He restertlizes the tooth, presses it back into the cavity in the jaw and sets it in place with a gold splint. The splint is worn for about a month to give the gum and tissue time to grow around the root. SALLY'S SALLIES U S.Putr* OS« Syndicate In Wo Id r £ hu reitr.t.1 It's all right for your wife to pick your suits if she doesn't pick your pockets. "Churches on Wheels" May Combat Saloons By International News Service. MEMPHIS, Feb. 18--Why not have "churches on wheels" to put saloons out of business if they are legalized in Tennessee? This was the bit of strategy under consideration by the Memphis Ministerial Association as a means ',f fighting the proposed legalizing c-:I liquor in the state. Under the act, liquor stores could not be located where they would "interfere" with churches. Dr. David A. Eliis, a Baptist pastor, was author of the suggestion. He proposed that "we put our churches on trucks, pai - k them near liquor establishments and remove every license that might be granted." Candidate Will Be !n Baptist Pulpit Rev. J. L. Ramsey of Mount, Vernon, Ohio, a candidate for the pulpit of the First Baptist Church of Connellsville, will preach Sunday at both the morning and evening services. The regular Sunday schedule \vill be followed. Sunday school in charge of Superintendent A. K. Waugaman opens at 9:45 A. M.; morning worship at 11; B. Y. P. U. at 6:30 P. M., and evening service at 7:30. Normalville NORMALVILLE, Feb. 18.--John Basinger was removed to the Veterans' Hospital in Aspimvall to undergo a major operation. Mrs. Henry Bungard, who had been ill at the home of her son-in- law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. William Henderson, is much improved and has been taken to her home in Indian Head. A. H. Miller was a business caller in Connellsville Monday. Frank Hensei and Ernest Williams were visiting friends in Normalville Wednesday. Mrs. Cora Nicholson and Mrs. Lena Nicholson were visting in Connellsville last week. Miss Lelio Miller was in Cormelis- ville Tuesday. Miss Pearl Brooks, employed in Connellsvillc, spent Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. M, Brooks. James Clark, William Queer and Charles Springer of Ligcnier, Bennie Richey and Lorraine Kuhns of Champion were transacting business in Normalvilie Wednesday. Slocks of Ingots Show Big Increase Stocks of ingots and semi-finishec steel in the hands of steel producers at the end of 1938 were about 11 per t higher than at the close of 1937 hut were less than two per cent above the tonnage on hand December 31, ID'iG. according to reports received by the American Iron and Steel Institute from a group of representative large steel companies. Among the major raw materials consumed by the industry, stocks of iron ore on docks or at the blast furnaces on December 31, 1938, were 17 per cent below the yecr before. The tonnage of coal :it mine mouths and at plants at the end of last year was 2.5 per cent above one year befor". DON" F. SATJNTDERS Don F. Saunders, general secretary of the University of Pittsburgh Alumni Association, will attend the the annual meeting of the Connclls- villc Pitt Club on February 21. Saunders, a graduate of the University in 1920, was director of athletic publicity at the university and editor of the Alumni Keview before being made alumni secretary two years ago. Saunders is a member of Sigma Delta Chi, journalism fraternity; Phi Kappa Psi, social fraternity; and Omicron Delta Kappa, activities fraternity. Dr. Samuel H. Williams, professor of biology at the university, will be one of the principal speakers at the meeting. He is a former resident of Connellsville. Service Nears 100 Tears. Express service in the United States will be 100 years old on March 4 next, the first "expressman" having been William F. Harndcn who carried packages between New York a'nd Boston in a carpetbag. U. S. Snuff Consumption. WASHINGTON, Feb. 18.--Americans consume nearly 40,000,000 pounds of snufl a year or about one- third of a pound for every man, woman and child in the country, according to Department of Commerce figures. Sy Uniteu Press CHAPEL HILL, N. C., Feb. 18.--Dr. A. C. Cornsweet, ;University of North Carolina psychologist, revealed that le had got white rats so blotto on alcohol fumes that they remained drunk for two days and hopped like tangaroos while sobering up. The drunken rats, who had done nothing more than inhale a quantity of alcohol, acted in a way resembling t- of a human barfly who drinks limself into a coma, he said. Th rats, which take from 20 minutes to an hour to pass out, depending on their constitutions and the strength of the vapors, appear very lighthearted at the beginning of the experiment. They reach a boisterous stage and then comes a period of darkness. Dr. Cornsweet, who has been studying the effects of various anesthetics on rats for the past three years, said it was the first time in history of experimental psychology animals had become intoxicated ithout drinking alcohol or 'having it injected through the skin. In sobering up, the rats first recovered use of their brains, then their forelegs and finally their hind- legs. By U WASHINGTC N, Feb. 18.--The Public Health Service declared that i an epidemic of influenza is r.ot rag- I ing over the Nation--but warned. · that between 15,000 and 20,000 per- I sons may "catch it" between now I and the middle, of March. Head cold and grip were prevalent in olhcial Washington. I Dr. Robert Oleson, assistant sur; geon general, said that in the week ' ending February 4--the latest avail- : able figures--only 4,310 cases wera ! reported. ' That figure is higher than last year, he said, and higher than the average for the previous five years but not badly out of proportion to i the general rise which ordinarily \ occurs at this time of the year. Both | the five-year average and last year's ' early February level were around i 3,300 cases. If the average is followed, reported cases will reach a ! peak of around 8,600 next week and ' remain generally at that point, with i a slight decline, until about March 15. Relatively speaking, Dr. Oleson said, these figures are not alarming. Actress Asks Divorce. LOS ANGELES, Feb. 18.--Edith Haskin Matty, film actress and figure j skater, filed suit for divorce from ' Russell Matty, movie cameraman, charging he absented himself from home without explanation. She asked S200 monthly alimony. "Good Shepherd" Is Third Loyalty Day Sermon Topic "The great painting selected for this, the third service of the loyalty campaign of the First Methodist Episcopal Church, is 'The Good Shepherd,'" Rev. L. S. Elliott announces. "The entire worship period will center around this great picture," he said. The sermon topic is "The Homesickness of the Soul." The senior choir will sing under the direction of Miss Helen Grey nnd Mrs. L. G. Hoover will be at the organ. The service will be held at 11 o'clock. "The time has come for the church to redefine her place in the v.-orld as ·The Good Shepherd,'" says Rc-v. Elliott. "The church' has no new task. She does have a vital need of a new mode of travel, if she is expected to shepherd, the flock in modern life. If the G-man arrives on the scene of his task by aeroplane it is just as important that the' gospel messenger arrive on the scene of Ms task with equal speed and alertness. The church has been outmoded in too many respects. The shepherd's crook is no longer an effective instrument in a pasture unlimited and where dangers have increased a hundred-fold. David was a good shepherd but found himself, many times, far from the spring of living water just outside of the fold. Dead church members today are not dead but too busy and too far away to get back to the fold before nightfall." General meeting of all th» workers of the loyalty campaign at 7:30 o'clock. All types of workers are requested at this meeting. Miami Post Card Haven. MIAMI, Fla., Feb. 18.--Not only is this city the country's largest winter resort but it is believed to be one of the leading penny post card depots. Postal authorities report that as many as 70,000 cards a day are mailed back home by visitors. e r you've had a property loss is a mighty poor lirrw to find out that you were underinsured -or that Ihera was some feature about your insurance thit wasn't clearly explained to you. "Take il from me, I refuse to run any chances. I want my insurance written by a man who is able to prescribe protection just as a doctor ·writes a prescription for medicine. The agent of the National Fire intwance Company oF Hartford showed me a lot of Ihtngs about insurance tfial I'm mighty glad !o know now, before any lo« teaches me an expensive lesson. It's a comfort, by fiminy, to look at my home and realize that il's safe." J.DONALD PORTER INSURANCE First National Bank Uldg., Connellsville. I'a. Piioue 7CS. Heads Soviet Mission Mrs. C. W. Greathouse Dies. SOMERSET, Feb. 18.--Mrs. Henrietta Anderson Greathouse, 57, wife of Charles \V. Greathouse and mother of five children, died Monday at Maple Ridge, near Portage. Admiral Ivan IsaltOT Admiral Ivan S. Isakov, vice-commissar of the Soviet navy is head of the naval mission which reportedly will seek to star, negotiations in the United States for building Soviet warships. Pros*) Interview WEALTHY iLLIMGTON WHOOSH "To what do you attribute your success?" we asked the great industrialist, J. Wellington Whoosh, as he paused in the process of endowing another college and a couple of art museums. He smiled reminiscently. "I worked hard, banked my money, and always read the advertisements!" Far-fetched? Of course. But it's a good-humored way of calling your attention to a serious fact: Intelligent reading of the advertising pages will save you time and money. Here the best stores offer you their best values. Here they announce special sales and clearances. Shop here first. Then you'll know exactly what you want, what it costs, and where it can be found. You can go and get it without wandering wearily through miles of aisles-and with the comforting assurance that every dollar is doing extra duty. . ' -' · ~ '

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