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Alexandria, Louisiana
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ALEXANDRIA DAILY TOWN TALK. ALEXANDRIA. MONDAY, JANUARY 8, 1931 Trmiadlo Whips Through Alexandria, Pineville PAOt TEN Suburb vn lie storm loss raoM rc and damaging 40 to 50 otheri. Windows were out in buildings the entire length of the storm's path- Trees were blown down and roofs damaged. Power Line Down Five hundred telephones were put out of sen-ice and power lineg were down in most of the area. At least five cars were almost completely demolished by falling and flying debris. Four of them were parked on Second street and were smashed by bricks falling from a two-story building at the corner of Wash fit rm A f' tin' Ife mi 1 1 una a 1 ington and Second. H. G. Bres, local manager of the telephone company, said damage to the installations amounted to about $12,000. An aerial cable from the main office to Jackson street and Bolton av-tnue was down and a main feeder cable that served the area bounded by Jackson and Marye treets and Bolton avenue and Chester street. The entire repair crew from the Alexandria office was called out within ten min w- wiw Muni ISM, ja HUh iiitoni Vk y. i mm-ZSrrn 'IW A. TTr- "1 fi 'm 1 CARS DEMOLISHED ON SECOND STREET Three cars were demolished on Second street SMITIIVILLE CHURCH WRECKED AGAIN Back in 1923 the Goo Hope Colored Baptist Church was destroyed by a Saturday near Washington including Ike Schwa rtzberg's shown above. night the rebuilt church was wrecked again. It will be torn down and rebuilt. Rev. P. M. Hall is pastor and the church, which has 214 members, needs financial assistance. when the telephone lines went out. The Salvation Army served sandwiches and coffee to the workers during the night. The utes after the storm and went to work on repairs. Service Restored Service in most areas was re-atored by 6 p. m. yesterday and the remainder by midnight last night. Only a few isolated phones were still out today. Ben F. Bradford, commissioner of finance and utilities, said the major damage to the city's electrical installations was in the area of Tenth and Murray streets. The Olive street substation was the only major line out, and it shorted out when a piece of copper sheetmetal blew around a wire carrying 11,000 volts. City crews went out as 6oon as the storm was over, to clear' away Naval Reserve offered to call out 100 men if they were needed and hundreds of private citizens volunteered their services. "We had 100 per cent coopera A i 3 III W4 fSr fjjy tion in getting the damage cleared up and repaired," he said. Stock loss, in addition to the damage to countless small was difficult to estimate. Department, drug and grocery stores all suffered damaged stock from flying glass and rain. One Second street merchant said he was almost a block away from his store when the storm struck. "I saw all mv 4 CLECO Pineville Damage Is Light OS 'v- mB- f4" II II Power lines in the Pineville area suffered comparatively light damage in Saturday night's torm, according to W. W. Davis, district manager for Central Lou isiana Electric Co. merchandise on the street half a block away from the store when I started back," he said, "I picked up some of it." There were hundreds of answers being given to "What did Ten spans of wire were blown down in the Lakeside addition and street lights were down at one point in Pineville. Trees blew across wires causing considerable A Yr A you ao; ine storm strucK so quickly, however, that many persons in the areas hardest hit did not realize what was happening until the blow was over. One spectator reported seeing a negro woman standing on the corner of Third and Washington AUTO BLOWN OFF LOT This is the car which was blown off a lot at Murray and Tenth streets, landed on top of a car injuring Mrs. T. T. Scar borough of Follock and her daughter, Mrs. Charles Grayson of Alexandria, and was demolished as it smashed against a house across the street. local service disruption, but no substations, transformers or other major items of equipment were Ipst, Davis said. Davis estimated damage. Including costs of repairs, at between $750 and $1,000. mm STREET CLEANING BIG JOB The citv had one of the biggest street cleaning jobs in years on hands Saturday night. Immediately after the twis ter hit, eveiy available city emploe went duty, including police, firemen, the power and light department and garbage department wortf ers. This picture was taken at Second and Washin gton streets. He said CLECO radio equipment was pressed into service when telephones failed, not only for company use but also for use by the city of Pineville in dispatching police to stricken 'areas. Davis said all service wes restored during the night Saturday with the exception of isolated spots in Smithville, where disruptions were not fund until Sunday. streets mown naif, a block up third street. Few Persons Injured Most of those who were in the center of the storm expressed amazement at the small number of injuries. "It's a wonder more people weren't cut by flying glass or caught by hot power lines." one said. The storm apparently swept with full fury down the alley between Jackson and Marye street from Eighteenth street to Bolton avenue. Garages were blown down and out-buildings levelled in many yards. The front porch of one house was lifted from its foundation. Roofs on most of the houses were damaged. In the vicinity of Murray and Thirteenth street a 2 by 6 tim ber was blown from a lumberyard into the side of a house. Roofing was torn off. Of Bert Cappel's hobby shop on Sixteenth street WHAT'S LEFT OF HOBBY SHOP Remains between Jackson and Albert streets. The edge of the storm was apparently clearly defined. One expanded as rapidly as the house had one small section of roof torn off and the rest of the building was not damaged. (CONTINUED FROM PACE ONE Loss by broken glass alone was estimated in the neighborhood of $25,000 by some supply companies. WAREHOUSE IS GONE The Alexandria-Rapid cs health unit's warehouse at Sixth and Johns streets was on this site when the tornado struck. Roofing loss was also high. A number of houses that were otherwise undamaged lost If shingles or were damaged by broken limbs. program calls for about 4,000 tanks, the majority of them medium, 47-ton vehicles. The president said the 82nd Congress "faces as grave a task as any Congress in the history of our Republic," He said its actions will measure the ability of a free people "to meet a deadly challenge to their way of life." The president said our troops are lighting in Korea with United Nations allies because the aggression in that country "is part of the attempt of the Russian Communistic leadership to take over the world, step by step," 'World Domination' He said the rulers of the Soviet union have shown willingness to use their great military power "to destroy free nations and win Heavy rain accomnanied the storm and continued until late 1 Saturday night, impeding repair operations and making them more hazardous. hot wires and then replace the lines that were out. Most of the lights were on by 10 p. m. but crews worked until 3 a. m. clearing up additional trouble. Street lights were turned off at the main plant, Bradford said, to minimize the danger to linemen who were working in the rain and dark. They were turned back on at 3 a. m. A bad short on Ninth street between Murray and Johnston kicked off the Casson street station. Streets Closed Street department crews also went to work as soon as the storm was over and 35 to 40 men worked in the light of emergency spotlights clearing up glass and debris. Traffic hindered the work until streets were barricaded and city policemen and air force police put on guard at intersections. Second street between Washington and Johnston and Murray street between Tenth and Thirteenth were the most badly cluttered with debris. The tornado hit a frame addition to the Paramount theatre building, and left it hanging over an alley at an angle. One observer said his first thought ws that jet plane had gone out of control apd was tailing. "The noise was terrific," he said. "We were in a restaurant and we all go down behind the counter. All except one woman. She was eating a steak and she just sat there until it was over. The disaster committee of the Rapides pnrish chapter of the American Red Cross, headed by Johnnie Rush, went on duty right after the storm. They interviewed more than 40 persons yesterday and arranged for housing and emergency aid for families in Pineville, Wardville and Smithville areas. Personnel from the area office moved in to assist the local forces. Light company crews and telephone company personnel were working at damaged installations N1! ffl A Remington Trial Enters Third Week MHU T- rprfi, NEW YORK. Jan. 8 (ff) William W. Remington's federal 1 i 'A I perjury trial enters its third and other trained medical personnel critically needed for the defense effort. "Ninth, aid to the states to meet the most urgent needs of our elementary and secondary schools, xxx "Tenth, a major increase in taxes to meet the cost of the defense In his appeal for "unity' to a Congress, many of whose members have been sharply critical of administration foreign policy, the president asserted: "Make no rnstake about my meaning. I do not ask, or expect, unanimity. I do not ask for an end to debate. Only by debate can we arrive at decisions which are wise, and which reflect the desires of the American people. We do not have dictatorship in this country and we "'ill never have it. "When I request unity, what I am really asking for is a sense of responsibility on the part of every member of this Congress. Let us debate the issues, but let every man among us weigh his words rind deeds, There is a sharp difference between harmful criticism and constructive criticism. If we are truly responsible as Individuals, I am sure that we will be unifird as a government' country ahead of our wirty and ahead of our own personal in week today with the former commerce department econo mist's original accuser, Miss Elizabeth Bentley, still to be heard from. Remington. 33. is chareed with lying when he denied under oath necessary arms and equipment can be supplied from meir factories and ours. Our North Atlantic treaty partners, together, are building armies bigger than our own." Both Hoover and Taft have questioned the wisdom of sending any large numbers of American troops to Europe for a combined allied defense force until the wtstern Europeans have made greater defense efforts of their own. The president said the people of Europe have confidence in Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, now in Europe to assume command of the combined forces. When he spoke of an industry capable of producing 50,000 war planes and 35,000 tanks a year, Mr, Truman went on to explain: "We are not now ordering that many planes or tanks, and we hope that we never have to, but we mean to be able to turn them out if we need them. "The planes we are producing now are a lot bigger and a lot better than the planes we had during the last war. "We used to think that the B-i7 was a huge plane, and the blockbuster it carried was a huge load. But the B-38 can carry five of those block-busters in its belly and it can carry them five times as far." However, the president reminded that one B-38 now costs about $3,500,000 while the B-17 cost about $275,000. As to negotiations for peaceful settlements with Russia, Mr, Truman said: Appeasement Out "We are willing, as we have always been, to negotiate honorable settlements with the Soviet Union. But we will not engate in appeasement. "TJie Soviet rulers have made It clear that we must have strength as well as right on our side. If we build our strength and we are building it the Soviet rulers may face the facts and lay aside their plans to take over the world, "That Is what we hope will happen, and that Is what we are trying to bring about. "That is the only realistic road to peace." before a federal grand Jury last May that he ever was a Communist. The prosecution has called numerous witnesses, including Remington's former wife, in an effort to prove its case. TYPICAL DAMAGE IN SMITHVILLE Numerous small homes were blown from their fuuncw" twisted around and unroofed in Smithville. This is one of the damaged houses. PnlSr aim Kicked', But Miss Bentley, whose im Smallpox Hits So. Korean Refugees pending testimony stirred a Wrestling Match POSAN. Korea. Jan. 8 (UP) court room wrangle last week, nas not taken the witness stand. Her testimony had been forecast twice last week, and when to halt interference with military operations. Taegu's normal population of 350,000 has nearly doubled during the past two weeks. i NEW ORLEANS. Jf -f Police Patrolman Jonn er, who was slugged ana bv on excited Marine at big match in New Orlj Dreaded small pox erupted today among the 10,000,000 Korean refugees beating their way south before onrushing Chinese Communist hordes. Seventy six cases of the highly contagious disease were re domination over the whole world." He said the free- world has resources "far greater than those of the Soviet dictatorship." And he declared: "Peace is precius to us. It is the way of life we strive for with all the strength and wisdom we possess, but more precious than, peace are freedom and justice. "We will fight, if fight we must, to keep our freedom and to prevent justice from being destroyed." The president, in what mirht have been a reply to defense policy arguments of former Republican President Herbert Hoover and to Senator Taft (R-Ohio) declared: "Strategically, economically and morally, the defense of Kurope is part of our own defense. "That is why we have joined with the countries of Europe in the North Atlantic treaty, pledging ourselves to work with them. F.urnpeans Willing "There has been much discussion recently over whether the European countries are willing to defend themselves. Their actions are answering this question." Mr. Truman said the North Atlantic treaty nations have "Strict systems of universal military training" and several have Increased the term of service, while all have moved to Improve the quality of trfiirrv. "Jr oices ars being trained and sne aid not appear there were throughout the area. The pine reports that she might not be called. ville Wood Products buildings were badly damaged and sheet- EVEN TRADE? NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 8 (U. A holdun victim tracl- However, the prosecution has scum, died suncienij i Mf.nJrmmerV. Ala. In Mrintr'nmerV. A'a- metal was wrapped around power ported in the east coast port city lines and in some places had been New Orleans police Indicated every intention of calling her and it has successfully of Ulchin, 120 miles north of ed $25 for a. bandit's pistol last partially buried in the ground blocked defense attempts to pre here. And thousands are being night. Clayton A. Alexis, 27, told visiting imi nioiiii. bv the force of the wind. In tnri-lnntpH nnrl nrnvprt with ho Ire man hrlrl him iir, nt, vent testimony by Miss Bentley, the darkness and rain, with the iforshav and Short streets and DDT powder. wind still blowing, it was mak self-admitted former spy courier Miss Bentley first accused Re took his wallet, Containing $25 United Nations civil affairs of ing a ghostly-sounding rattle. Krhool Total Loss mlngton in July, 1948 when she died. An autopsy iri Kramer died of acu Kramer was on du 7 Coliseum here tried to eject a I enrlrlnnlV hpCflmC aid he passed information to terests," The figure He asked everyone to put our used by Mr. Truman was the same goal the late President Roosevelt set in May, 104(1. when the nation began going full scale into defensive preparations for war that hit a year and a half Inter, The aviation Industry association estimated that when the Korean war started the United States was producing only 215 military aircraft a month. At the peak of plane production In March, 1944, the United States turned out 9,113 military planes. When Mr. Roosevelt set the 50,000 goal, the monthly production rate was about 450. Tba present tank roduaiou The Pineville negro srhool was He grabbed the gun from the bandit, he said. But the man turned and ran, holding onto Alexis' wnllet. Alexis tried to fire after the running bandit and twisted and turned and whs al her for relay to Soviet agents. He then sued her, and tele ficers, who have feared an epidemic outbreak since the refugee march began in northern Korea, said there was no cause for alarm yet. But they pushed their all-out vision program over which she most a total loss. It was moved about 30 feet by the wind and then set down again. It was the climbed Into the rm discovered the gun wasn load- A nflS-'J repeated her charges, for libel damages. He later accepted a reported $10,000 settlement from campaign against not only small ed. only school to receive major 'I he Marine vm punched Mm. knocked i damage. West End school had eight windows broken and about the television program, Artesian wells are so called 12 feet of cornice and gutter pox but typhoid and typhus. Gov. Cho Chai Chun of Kyong-san-Pukdo provlnre said he had been asked by UN commanders to divert all refugees from the north to the southwest in order Original bolts in the USS Con. stitution, "Old Ironsides," wen made in Paul Revere's bhop, ac cording to the Encyclopedia ami KicKcn nmi nJ breaking his kIhsscs kicked him in the ston" Marine, rrcnprd knocked down by flying debris The telephone company call from Artesium. ancient name of out personnel for tha titjr Ui Artoia prevlnca io iisnca. wms being ivea

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