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Dr. Gustave Egloff, a Chicago scientist, stated that there are today, 1,100,000,000 acres of possible oil lands in the United States alone. The potential oil areas in other parts of the world are sufficient to produce over 100,000,000,000 barrels of crude oil.

The “cracking” process, which is being used to produce more than 5,000,000 gallons of gasoline yearly from petroleum oils, could be used on present by-products and oil shales, as well, to increase the amount of gasoline when necessary.

Another encouraging sign is the determined effort being made by the industry to conserve oil resources and curb over-production.

Those who criticize use of our natural resources on the ground that they will be quickly exhausted have no support in scientific facts.

Delphos Herald,

Oct. 24, 1928


Radio Messages Received

From Dirigible

The Radio Marine Corp. told the United Press at 4 a.m. today that its station still was in touch with the Graf Zepplin.

The Graf Zepplin, the first passenger dirigible to cross the Atlantic, left the naval air station at Lakehurst, N.J., at 1:54 a.m. yesterday. It flew to New York, cruised above the city for a short time and then headed up the New England coast.

Carrying 25 passengers, 38 members of the crew and one stowaway — the largest lighter than air craft was headed for Friedrichshafen, Germany, its home port. One the early part of the return flight the Zepplin was making better time than its normal cruising speed of 68 miles an hour.

Storms and rain in the North Atlantic may handicap Dr. Hugo Eckner, commander of the ship, in his attempt to better the time made on the western crossing.

Delphos Herald,

Oct. 30, 1928


Mysterious Lights Appear

in Defiance County

People of Defiance County are mystified by lights of unexplained origin appearing at night on a farm near Mark Center in that county, according to the Defiance Crescent-News.

What causes the mysterious lights which nightly light up on the D.O. Horton farm, tenanted by Arnold Schleisser, two miles west and one-half mile of Mark Center, and other farms father north?

That is the question to which various answers are given by neighbors and residents of this locality who have witnessed the peculiar lights.

Some believe the lights are results of electrical effects induced by a particular dry fall. Others see in them the will-o-the-wisps which have been known to appear over certain landscapes, caused by peculiar conditions of the soil and atmosphere.

Whatever they are, they have not been definitely explained.

The fame of the mysterious lights’ which have been showing for several months, is spreading. During recent evenings, people have been driving from nearby towns to view the scene.

Delphos Herald,

Nov. 2, 1928


Gramm Motors Sells

Truck to Edwards Bros.

Gramm Motors Inc. has just delivered to Edwards Bros., local trucking and storage company, an exceptionally fine moving van. It is a Gramm Model 564-ND two and a half tone fast express chassis equipped with a Gramm Economy type van body of 850 cubic feet capacity. This chassis has a wheel base of 184 inches. It is equipped with a four speed transmission, a 6-cylinder engine and 34x7 pneumatic tires all around with duals in the rear.

The body is engineered by the Gramm body builder who has unusual success in van bodies. In the past year, bodies built and designed in the local plant have been delivered to some of the largest moving concerns and warehousemen of the middle west and all of them are noted for their durability.

Delphos Herald,

Sept. 27, 1928


Pennsylvania Railroad

Might Run on Electricity

The Pennsylvania railroad may be electrified through Delphos within a few years, according to a report from New York which indicates that this is the policy of the company and that all of its lines will likely be electrified eventually.

Overhead construction and not third rail will be used in the project it was announced. In a few places both sources of power will be employed. In five years, the Pennsylvania will require 250 and 300 electric locomotives. The railroad is standardizing the design of electric locomotives.

Decision to electrify the road from New York to Wilmington was made following exhaustive surveys of future traffic possibilities. The conclusion was reached that by 1950 the metropolitan district would cover an area between Long Island and New Brunswick and contain 30,000,000 people.

Delphos Herald,

Nov. 1, 1928


New Lighting

Contract for Delphos

The contracts for the lighting of Delphos was let Thursday afternoon when the board of control, composed of Mayor Thos. Williams and Service and Safety Dir. John Bryan, held a meeting and made the award.

Only one bid was received and that was from the Ohio Power Company which specified a rate of $20 a lamp per annum for 100 candle power lamps and $25 for 250 candle power which will be used in the business district and the residence district for 10 years.

Delphos Herald,

Nov. 1, 1928


K. of C. Will Pray

Rosary Over Radio

Delphos Council No. 1362, Knights of Columbus, met in regular session Monday in the council club rooms on Elida Ave. Grand Knight Hubert Youngpeter was in charge of the session.

It was announced that there will be no First Saturday rosary at St. John’s Church here Sept. 1, because the Knights will recite the rosary over WIMA radio station that night.

It was also announced that the Knights would serve as a guard of honor during 40 hours devotion set Sept. 16, 17 and 18 at St. John’s Church.

The local council entered a softball team in the Knights of Columbus state tournament.

Delphos Herald,

Aug. 21, 1962


Ft. Jennings Will

Play at Landeck

Many Delphos people are interested in the record which is being hung up by the Landeck baseball club. This interest has been especially keen here because several Delphos young men are included in the team.

A Delphos battery is used in a game to be played next Sunday at the Youngpeter park at Landeck when the Ft. Jennings-Cascade team will furnish the opposition.

Adam Alguire, Delphos, will be on the firing line for the Landeck team and will be opposed by a former leaguer, Jo Weber, who will be pitching for the Ft. Jennings-Cascade combination.

George Tegankamp, another Delphos boy, will catch.

The line-ups for the two teams are as follows:

Cascade: F. Weber c, J. Weber p, H.Miehls ss, H. Keller 1b, J. Recker 2b, H. Myers 3b, A. Wieging lf, C. Rose cf, G. Sadler rf.

Landeck: Geo. Tegankamp c, Adam Alguire p, F. Miller ss, Carl Owens 1b, A. Luersman 2b, A. Suever 3b, C. Luersman lf, Wegesin cf, “Red” Morton rf.

Delphos Herald,

July 30, 1926


Prohibits Teaching

of Darwin Theory

Nashville — Asserting that, “Man was created by God in his own image,” Gov. Peay signed a bill passed by the General Assembly prohibiting the teaching of the Darwin Theory of evolution in schools and colleges of the state.

“This bill is a distinct protest against an irreligious tendency to exact so-called science and deny the bible - a tendency fundamentally wrong and fatally mischievous in its effect on our children, our country,” the Governor said in defending his decisions.

Delphos Herald,

Mar. 24, 1925

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