Surface Assn Formed 1945
SHORTZ HEADS CAVE GROUP Surface Association Per manently Formed Meeting in Forty Fort Town Hall yesterday afternoon, representatives from municipalities in Luzerne and Lackawanna counties set up a permanent permanent organization to be known as the Pennsylvania Surface Protection Protection Association. As the name implies, its purpose is to guard against property damage from mine disturbances. Willard Shortz, Kingston, was elected chairman and other officers chosen include: Paul Shorten, Scranton," vice chairman; Benjamin Evans. Forty Fort', secretary, and James Dukas, Edwardsville, treas urer. Robert M. Rogers, chairman of the Luzerne County organization, was present and gave a report on the activities of the county unit. Chairman Shortz stated that the Kohler-Fowler Kohler-Fowler Kohler-Fowler Bill likely will be introduced in the State Legislature this week and that members of the Association and their friends should urge upon their representatives that they give the measure full support when it comes up for consideration.