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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 'I, 1037 BLYTHEVILLB, (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS Littered Streets in Flood's Wake System of Dams a n cl Reservoirs Designed for Ohio Tributaries lly I.YLF. (!. WILSON (Copy-light, 1937, by imllul Press) PITTSBURGH, pa., Feb. 4. (UP) —Army engineers are drawing a first, line of Ohio river flood defense today al the forks of obscure crci-k.? in the mountains of Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Federal ami state authorities have combined finally, to rob the river of Its terror but at a cost which' seems tremendous except whun viewed in relation to the rich valley of cities and farms which float! control is to protect. , Only the. valley of the Mississippi itself in all t!ic ivorld can 02 compared wltli the O.'iio valley for wealth and production and variety ,' of agricultural and manufacturing ' endeavor. Its steel and its whisky, the precision of its machine tools, its packed meats and work shirts, hardware, papsr and other goods are,standard products. Conlrol at Source Engineers agree that dikes and levees, Ihe waterproofing of buildings and other protective devices are necessary and desirable. lint they patiently explain that floods can be handled best only by exercising some control over the flow of the streams. To lhal end congress has begun lo act. Approximately 1,000 men are working in offices and in the field in this "district preparing to dam the nood tide at its remote sources. More than 100 drafting engineers In the Smithfield building here actually arc 'designing reservoir dams which in years to come will prolect the upper Ohio and aid the lower river in time of flood. None of the dams is for the Ohio Itself. That river Is born full grown in the heart of Pittsburgh where the Monongahcla from the south and the Allegheny from the north now together. The point of their confluence provides the auex of Pittsburgh's "Golden Triangle," comprising the valuable downtown commercial, banking, theatre and business district of this great citv. Half of it was under water when Ihe rivers raged last March. The Allegheny rises In New- York slate and reaches Pittsburgh brimming with Ihe waters of Fr»nch creek, Tionesta, Red Bank, Mahon- uig, Crooked and Loyalhanna creeks. Its river tributary is the Conemaugh. The Monongahela river is the now of the cheat river and.Weso Fork which rise in West Virginia, 'ami •• o f < the" Yott"h'Io*I!enV nve'r -which taps western Maryland. Most.; of Pltlsb'irp'.'* .real steel mills lie along the Monongahela, a stream not easily (nsuovcTed on ordinary maps. Yet it carried 'as freight last August more tonnage than ha s ever passed through 'he Panama canal in a sin»l- month, when the Monongahela and an ! vat/™ '" n<XKi ' Which meflns Pittsburgh Is in trouble or'near i{ and downstream there is trouble to come. Two Stales Have Acted After a flood epidemic in 1930 congress enacted a $300000000 om mbus flood conlrol bill authorizing projects in 40 states presid°iH Roosevelt allocated relief funds'to various district engineers for pre- Hmmary expenses and the nation tonWnew °" ROM WS - tCrE bill, conlalned a new provision'-''''!! «J! S i,i ' llle federi >l government wouia pay all construction costs of reservoir dams provided the states or^ subdivisions would compensate l^n[» .....*...._. . URlllage 1C waters of the great Ohio left slreels of Louisville under a thick layer of germ-laden debris, silt and backed-up sewage, typical of which was the corner of Seventh nnd Jefferson, .above. look- Ing toward the river. .PWA workers flushed Ihe sheets with hoses, large sections of the city were quarantined find palroled by soldiers. Thousands of workmen labored to, clean up the pavement, buildings, and even private homes to make the city again inhabitable. Alabama High Courl I Voids Parking Meters niRMINQHAM, Ala. <UP>—Blr- mliiglnim merchants thought that parking meters would hurt (heir business. They told the Alabama Supreme Court so mid the court •eed, enjoining the city commission from nUowInt; the meters to be Installed. | The city oi-dtntincc Installing Ihe mclcrs was "un unauthorised exercise of the city's laxlng power," Ihe court held In n unanimous decision. -| In effect, the court held thai! the elty .streets were the properly of tnxpaym—automobile operators —mid the taxpayers have a con-' stitulioiml right to park their curs on Ihe streets. Making him pay for the privilege Is nil encroach- 1 ment on his constitutional right,' Ihe court snid. PAGE THREE Town's Feline "400" Dines in Splendor HARWICH, Mass. (UP) — This town's feline "•100" attended n :iui(|uct In celebration of tlic 15th airlhday anniversary of Fluff, mi angora thai for'more Ihnn u decade has been a silent partner In Use .shoe business of John P. Condon. The. menu consisted of qunlmug chowder, crnbmcat salad, stuffed anchovies, .sardines, .salmon and ciitnlp, nil' served In Condon's store, basement. ' Fluff walks to work master every weekday Sundays accompanies Mrs. Condon to church. Stale Authority Citizens' Flood Committee," formed in Pittsburgh last spring after disastrous floods, explains (he reservoir system this way." "The principle on which t:ie impounding reservoirs will be oper- ited is a simple one. Dams will be installed at places In rivers and '-heir tributaries where construction will not be excessively difficult or expensive, and where the basins that will be formed behind the lams will not inundate heavily populated territories. "Valves or gales will be placed n ths dams to permit regulation of Ihe flow of water. When streams are at their normal stages, usual mounts of water will be allowed to pass through the dams. When flood conditions-prevail, ths valves will be closed and the water impounded behind the dams until flood danger has passed, when il. will be released gradually. "When tl>e flood season is over, water will be accumulated and held in reservoirs through the summer. During dry periods, when streams fall below normal levels,' water will be released from dams in sufficient i) maintain ,an adequate depth pind' flow. ' Thus the dams will serve, to reduce both high and '<nv : .water > peaks and keep our streams under control." It is the intermittent character of flow contemplated from the dams that forbids their use, also, for generating electrical power. Eislil Feet at Pittsburgh Army engineers estimate that tha nine-dam reservoir system projected for the Allegheny and Monongahela systems above Pittsburah would reduce maximum flood wafers by eight feet in this city; the benefit would continue downstream diminishing In direct proportion to distance from Pittsburgh. These dams would reduce water levels at Cairo, at the lower end of the river by only about six Inches. That is not much but still enough to mean the difference between disaster and escape for a city which lies low behind a 60-foot seawayy. The Pittsburgh district ressrvoir dams, obviously, would not correct flood conditions all the wny downstream. They represent only a b>- ginning. But the eight-feet of prp- tective margin they would urovl-ia at Pittsburgh would be of tremendous economic importance. Not only would tbc (tarns minimize great floods, but they would pie- vent little ones altogether. Flood stage here—the distance from (he river bottom to the top of the banks—Is 25 feet. If reservoir dam could keep eight feet of water out of (hs Pittsburgh area it would mean that a flood which torlay would rise to 33 feet and (low eight feel over the river banks here would not overflow at all with the dam system working. And the experts )X)int out that it is the recurrent litlle floods which do the greatest cumulative damage. Colonel Covell, working on his dam sites, estimated about six or seven years would be required to complete, (hoss projected- forUhe Pittsburgh district—provided, of course, that congress and the state legislatures provide the money as needed. with her nnd oh Mr. and Roadside First Aid Fostered by Surgeons ' CLEVELAND (UP)—The American college of Surgeons Is study- Ing n plan to install fust-aid equipment In gasoline nillng stations and train, attendants in the correct method of moving accident victims who have broken bones. : -The proposal was revealed by Dr. Edwin W. Ryerson. of Chicago, at Ihe annual convention of the Am erican Academy of Orthopedic sur eons. Veteran Survives 23 Bullets FORT WAYNE. Ind. (UP)—Alex Zielinski has taken leave of his job as' canteen manager of the local American Legion post to undergo more' medical treatment. Classed and shell^shocked.-Ziellnski was punctured by 29 machine-gun bullets before the war ended.' Since then he has been in the hospital 20 times, in addition to six opera lions In France. New Votl; and Pennsylvania have adopted enabling acls for federal state co-operation. West Virginia, Kentucky. Ohio and Indiana, down stream ,n the Ohio river basin. Have not yet acted. But nine reservoir dams already are projected for the "•celt and river head waters of the °'! 0 j ™,' «st in the Pittsburgh U ^rnn/r'? 5 ^ ""' <* li "'«ted ?l $ h ' °°', CO() - ^ ut on tlld b ^ls of 1'lgher labor and material costs ™ S ^ Cr dam construction, u Eh Mr h E- U ' COVC "' d!StriCL ' C "e neer, has revised his figures up cost "*? reach ^ rcs " voi ^ dams'- will be for ° f Classes, Friday, 2:30 p M MRS. 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