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 - Thursday, April 4, 1957 76 CAP Members Assist...
Thursday, April 4, 1957 76 CAP Members Assist In Disaster Sixteen members of the Irving CAP were among the Irving rescue workers dispatched to the scene of the tornado in Dallas Tues day. The group went to the Denton Drive - Anson Road vicinity, then to the Vilbig- Singleton area, where about two blocks of wrecked houses were searched. CAP officers said that in addition to helping in the disaster area the experience b was valuable from a training standpoint. “We realized that we are not as well-prepared as we would like to be before such an emergency occurred in our city. Some rescue workers took flashlights but no first aid kits, and vice- versa," the officer said. As a result of requests for help made by persons in the area the CAP wants to stock the rescue truck with items such as flashlights, candles, kerosene lanterns, etc. Anyone having such items for the truck can tall Commanding Officer DD. Hardfn at BL-3-2520 or Lt. Margaret Knowles at BL-2-6363. Clean old sheets and pillowcases and white shirts also are needed to stockpile bandages. CAP and Ground Observer Corps recruits are invited to attend the 7:30 PM .Monday meetings at the Community House. Senior members working were Tommy Turner, Gene Norris, Lt. Bob Brackett, ffaymond Highfill, Capt. C.B. Morrison, Capt. A.V. Manskey, Lt. Knowles and John Knowles. Cadets were David Hale, Jerry Cooper, Nolan ECONOMY ROTARY MOWER

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  1. The Irving News Record,
  2. 04 Apr 1957, Thu,
  3. Page 2

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