Headlines following 1938 New England hurricane

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Headlines following 1938 New England hurricane - HUNDRED MILLION STORM DAMAGE ON THE ATLANTIC...
HUNDRED MILLION STORM DAMAGE ON THE ATLANTIC COASI 296 REPORTED DEAD UP TO NOON TODAY, WITH ISO MISSING . - ,i. FLOODS ADD TO I Hartford, Conn., Sept. 22. The Connecticut river poured over Its banks into the central and cast side business districts of Hartford today, today, forcing hundreds who had Just gone through a hurricane, to evacuate. Twenty-six Twenty-six Twenty-six were known dead in the State as result of the hurricane, which hit late yesterday and .heavily .heavily damaged the State. , Hundreds of families were being evacuated in taxicabs, trucks, buses, and any other conveyances at hand. The Park river, which runs ' through the center of the city, becked up and began flooding principal principal business houses. The telephone building put barricades STORMDAMAGEIN HARTFORD ODAY (Copyright, 1938, by United Press.) Restored communications In storm-lashed storm-lashed storm-lashed New England disclos ed today a major disaster resulting resulting from yesterday's unprecedented hurricane and tidal waves. By mid-afternoon mid-afternoon mid-afternoon the number of known dead in New England was 261. Another 35 were added in New York, New Jersey and Quebec, making making the total 296. With flood waters rising toward record-breaking record-breaking record-breaking heights in the populous three-State three-State three-State Connecticut River Valley, authorities feared the death toll would mount even higher before the waters receded. Death totals by States at 2 p. m., (EDT.) : Rhode Island 138. Massachusetts 72. Connecticut 42. New Hampshire 9. New York 32. New Jersey 1. Quebec (Montreal) 2. The full horror of the storm as it swept northward over Long Island and New England did not become apparent until telephone communication RED CROSS ACTS QUICKLY TO HELP :E Washington, Sept. 22. President Roosevelt today Issued orders' to all Federal agencies to give every possible possible assistance to flood and hurricane hurricane damaged areas in New York and New England. He directed the Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Civilian Conservation Corps, WPA and Red Cross to fur nlsh their full facilities to aid in relieving distress in stricken areas, His orders were issued by telephone telephone from the second floor study of the White House where he had received reports of the disaster. Even before his orders were is sued, the Coast Guard had 2 500 of its 9,000 men in the stricken area and the Red Cross had mobilized disaster relief forces. The Works Progress Administration was in action action and had promised additional aid. Acting to expedite movement of supplies into stricken areas, the Interstate Commerce Commission suspended all rules and regulations for railroad car and freight service in New England. The ICC termed the situation "an emergency which requires immediate action." Already on an emergency basis with relief workers in the field, the Red Cross prepared to broaden STORM SUF RER TOUR OF NEW ENGLAND BY OUR LEGION BAND TO BOOST ANTHRACITE Members of the American Legion ' Band of the John D. Stark Post, 542, have a busy week ahead of them. Fifteen cities In New England England will be visited. One whole day will be spent in Boston, where morning, afternoon and evening concerts are scheduled. Stokers and other modern coal burning equipment equipment will be on display, so that the many people can witness anthracite stokers In operation. One day will be spent in Providence, Rhode Island, Island, with a similar schedule. On each of the remaining days at least two cities will be visited, where concerts will be played and where stokers will be In operation. Stanford, Bridgeport, Waterbury, Hartford, Springfield, Worcester, T DEVASTATON AND DEATH AT SUMMER RE ON ISLAND Lowell, Lawrence, Boston, Brock ton, Providence, Fall River, New Bedford, New Haven and New York City will all be visited In the order named. Leonard Ormerod, the ace publicity publicity man of Anthracite Institute, Is handling the publicity for the venture venture and will travel with the local party throughout the tour. R. H. Pusch, general passenger agent of the New York, New Haven Haven and Hartford Railroad, an nounced that the railroad's news broadcast from Boston would keep the public informed of the activities of the band for each day. The publicity publicity department of the New Haven Railroad is assisting Mr. Ormerod (Continued on Pago Five) HAVOC CAUSED BY E J T HRRICAN ALONG mm GERMANS AWAIT ORDER AS HITLER CONFERS WITH CHAMBERLAIN E INTO SUDETEN By ROBERT H. BEST United Press Staff Correspondent. Vienna, Sept. 22. German police are ready at a moment's notice to march into Sudeten territory,. It was revealed today when many auto bus loads of police from Southern Aus tria rolled Into Vienna. The troops will enter Czechoslo vakia, when given the order, to preserve order in the same way they moved into Austria from the Reich on March 12. The public appeared ready to hold the second victory celebration within a little over six months. Al most everyone was convinced that it Is now a matter of only a few GERMAN POLI READY TO MARCH Godesberg, On the Rhine, Sept 22. Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain Chamberlain and Fuehrer Adolf Hitler discussed details of the partition of Czechoslovakia today while the Sudeten Sudeten German "Free Corps" army and German police awaited the order order to march In and take over the Sudeten area-Informed area-Informed area-Informed Germans said Hitler would insist that an early hour, perhaps perhaps tomorrow, must be set for the movement into Sudetenland. The conference, at the Dreesen Hotel, on the banks of the Rhine, lasted more than 2 hours. The German official news agency announced the talks would be resumed resumed tomorrow morning. Chamberlain came by ferry from the Petersberg Hotel across the river, where he is staying. He arrived arrived at Hitler's hotel at 4 p. m., (11 a. m. EDT.,) and the talk started started almost at once. Hitler and Chamberlain met face to face for the second time, with the Fuehrer riding the high tide of success and the British premier trying to gain time for orderly development BRITISH PEOPLE ASKED TO HOLD UP THEIR JUDGME London, Sept 22. The go ment urged the nation toda withhold judgment on the par! ir i of Czechoslovakia until Prim ister Neville Chamberlain can the full facts." Foreign Secretary Visco fax, in a statement Issued while Chamberlain conferred at Godesberg with Adolf Hitler, urged, the public not to form a premature conclusion. conclusion. He said that Chamberlain would be able later to give a complete explanation and that he was sure . the entire country wished the prime minister well "in his courageous" mission for

Clipped from Pittston Gazette22 Sep 1938, ThuPage 1

Pittston Gazette (Pittston, Pennsylvania)22 Sep 1938, ThuPage 1
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