The Tampa Tribune from Tampa, Florida on October 20, 1944 · 5
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The Tampa Tribune from Tampa, Florida · 5

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Friday, October 20, 1944
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TAMPA MORNING TRIBUNE, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1944 PAGE FIVE SOOethw MONARCH FOODS-all Jutt Good! QUICKLY KILLS LPOrrafi L . Kill - ' . W, rvxv-; , V-rj ,v, IO ,!:i li -.-11 .H'W -5V-fv.-;X-t.1 tin 'AM : dAtiL": --.- i i i ij rT ii llll 1 11 Mitiii iiiii Hi iiiMillMlMMWMMMnili i ir n n r l i r nim "n t r i rn -nnnrn r n n n tt-i r rn i Safe ... inexpensive way to get rid of bedbugs. Non-staining wben used as directed. Simply pour Discovery down baseboards, in cracks in walls, or apray on beds wherever bedbugs lurk and breed. Over 1,250,000 cans of Peterman's sold last year. Get it at your druggist's, grocer's, and hardware dealer's. DISCOVERY ADVERTISEMENT KEEP ln Place Tame that unruly look. Add lustre. Keep YOUR hair well groomed with .ID Moroline Hair Tonic. Large tlAIIC bottle 25c. Sold everywhere. if COLD 1 Tribune Photo FLAMES THREATEN HOOKER'S POINT SHIPYARD City, naTy and coast guard firemen joined with the protection crew at McCloskey's shipyard yesterday, while the wind was still high, to put out a dangerous blaze that destroyed the carpenter- shop, at a loss estimated at more than $100,000. . . AT LEAST 14 KILLED IN CUBAN STORM HAVANA, Oct. 19. ;P) Surgidero De Batabano, south Cuban coastal port built on lowlands and over water, was destroyed by yesterday's hurricane, and its fishing fleet of more than 20 schooners driven as much as half a mile inland, reports from the hard-hit area said tonight. Wmile tabulations rose to an estimated 24 dead, and U. S. authorities began planning a relief expedition to stricken parts of the island, it appeared that the Isle of Pines, al though badly buffeted, had escaped heavy damage. The tiny island, to the south of Cuba, has a population of 10,000 and extensive North American interests. The principal city, Neuva Gerona, re ported fallen trees and damaged houses, but devastation generally ( was less than expected. A Pan American clipper, carrying government officials on a relief survey, found that Havana and its environs apparently had been hardest hit, although all of western Cuba is expected to face a food shortage. United States help already has been offered by Ambassador Braden. Associated Press Correspondent Rodriguez reported after a tour of the outlying regions that 50 percent of the crops were destroyed, and 90 percent of the tobacco warehouses damaged. Heaviest property damage, he said, was in western Pinar Del Rio. All TJ. S. residents in Havana were reported safe and uninjured. HITS CAR TO SAVE TIRES HOUSTON, Tex. (JP The value of hard-to-get auto tires was shown in traffic court recently when Jack M. Crawford admitted he ran into the back of Mrs. Mae Woodruffs car because he believed that would be better than sliding his precious tires to a stop. He paid $5 for careless driving and repair bills for crumpled fenders. . Students at the school for the blind at Chengtu, China, are being taught to weave and make straw sandals. POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT g Senator CLAUDE PEPPER speak for Roosevelt-TrutnaEi 15-MINUTE COAST-TO-COAST BROADCAST FROM SALT LAKE CITY WTSP Tonight, 10 o'Clock, E.W.T. Sponsored by HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY DEMOCRATIC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Edwin Thomas, Chairman 3CEX3EE3 saczzs: 2S3CS LABELLE PLANS FOR VOTING OF ABSENTEES LABELLE, Oct. 19. (Special) Electors who do not expect to be in their voting precincts on election day, Nov. 7, may vote absentee ballots Oct. 23-Nov. 3, inclusive. Absentee voting is done In the office of County Judge R. M. Harris in the courthouse. we help you apply for new all-synthetic C. F. Goodrich Silvertowns - easy lums available e r Good rich Budget Plan hftDr,w 1 t TERMS If you're eligible for new tires we can supply you with the best. B. F. Goodrich Silvertowns are the only all-synthetic tires backed by three years' txtra synthetic tire experience. Don'twaitlTurnyour tire worries over to us today! For trouble-free Starting D.F.Goodrich Glasstex Batteries Ample stocks. Drive In for Free check-up p,.. T--ry -niiTniiwriMiMHininiiiiMHiMyiii iiimimiimmijiiiHjo mm) 1000 FLORIDA AVE. Cor. Tyler St. STORM KNOCKS OUT HALF OF TAMPA PHONES Half of the telephones in Tampa were dead yesterday as a result of the storm, and it will be days before they can" all be put back in service, A. B. Jordan, general superintendent of the Peninsular Telephone company, said yesterday. . . .' The storm may not have been the worst ever, but It caused damage over a broader area than any other storm in 30 years, he said. . The telephone company has not yet been able to get through to some surrounding cities, and others are reached by round-about service. The weather bureau has its own way of following the path of a storm, but Jordan, a veteran of 40 years work keeping the wires open, follows it by broken poles and tangled wires. On the basis of sketchy returns from some cities, he said it appeared that the storm entered the state near Sarasota, and went through . by way of Mulberry, 'Bartow, Lakeland and Orlando. . Here Is the Picture Here is the picture as Jordan sees it: - Main section of Tampa, half of the telephones dead; Wallcraft exchange out; cable trouble on Drew and Mac-Dill field lines. t ' St. Petersburg and Clearwater, half of telephones out. Gulf coast beaches, no service, but few residents. ' ' Bradenton and Sarasota, no connec- j tions; Bartow . out; no word from i y v v , i ti "Yes Kind a bad day, too! These storms sure put the pressure on us, and we want to thank everyone for their patience and cooperation. We handled hundreds of calls during the blow and you were very cooperative in reporting fallen wires and interruptions in service in your own homes and businesses. If we haven't taken care of your trouble yet, we'll get there as soon as we can. There's a lot of work in cleaning up after a storm like this. The wind can take 'em down faster than we can put 'em up! But our trouble' department is at your service. Don't hesitate to call M-1841." ' THE LINE CREVS OF THE TAMPA ELECTRIC COMPANY Haines City, Lake Wales or Frostproof. Dundee, half a mile of line gone, posts broken off and wire tangled-Plant City, operating. Brooksville, Dunnellon, and Inverness, operating, and service is open to Ocala and on to Jackson vile by this route, but not by way of Lakeland and Orlando. ' The army is urging immediate repairs of vital ervices, and Jordan said he and his men, working day and night through rain, wind and darkness, were doing the best they ould to get the lines through. PAPER USES LAWNMOWER IN EMERGENCY DAYTON A BEACH, Oct. 19. (JP) The Daytona Beach News-Journal got out a paper today with a lawnmower. It was an emergency "hurricane" edition, set in 12 point type, five columns wide, and printed with a hand-operated proof press. The type was set on the only machine in title plant which , is gas- heated. The others are electrically heated, and there wasn't any elec tricity. The emergency power for the gas- heated machine was provided by Edi tor Herbert M. Davidson, who brought the motor of his wife's gasoline powered lawnmower to the office. Machinists in the composing room rigged up the motor with a belt to the type-setting machine, and it chugged merrily away, k- Editor Davidson hit upon the idea of providing emergency power for the gas-heated machine when the tropical hurricane was passing over Ha vana, 500 miles south of Daytona Beach, and . when Daytona's power went off be was prepared. The proof press ground out the ab breviated edition at the rate of 350 copies an hour, and it was the only way Daytona Beach citizens had of getting the storm news, as radio stations had ceased to operate. SHORTED WIRES CAUSE FIRES Crossed wires caused by the storm short circuited . electrical connections in several Tampa homes yesterday and caused .fires which contributed to a total of 13 calls to the fire de partment. Besides large property damage fires at McCloskey shipyard and the residence of Mrs. Laura B. Harper, of 2509 Prospect rd., firemen answered the following alarms: 1. Crossed wires in home at Constant and Franklin streets. 2. Trash blaze at the Tampa Public library, East Broadway and Franklin. 3. Crossed wires at Scott and Lamar streets, in ' a restaurant. 4. Crossed wires at 1325 Lamar st., a residence. 5. Tangled wires in house aC 19th street and 10th avenue. 6. Telephone wires crossed at Columbus drive and 25th street. 7. Firemen rigged aerial at Peter O. Knight airport for emergency use in landing planes. 8. Residence at 3017 Florida ave. damaged slightly..- Property loss in the fires was small. Thirty-one calls to report telephones out of order were received by the fire department. ADVERTISEMENT FALSE TEETH That Loosen Need Not Embarrass Many wearers of false teeth have suffered real embarrassment because their plate dropped, slipped or wabbled at just the wrong time. Do not live in fear of this happening to you. Just sprinkle a little FASTEETH. the alkaline (non-acid) powder, on your Dlates. Holds false teeth -more firmly, so they feel more comfortable. Does not sour. Checks "plate odor" (den ture breath) J Get FASTEETH at any drug store. ADVERTISEMENT nnnnnr?c? Superficial or Cxfernmlly Caused RELIEVE the stinging itch "ay irritation, and thus quicken healing Begin to use soothing Besinol today. LTU3SfluNlI!r FIRE DESTROYS CARPENTER SHOP AT M'CLOSKEY'S The carpenter shop at the McCloskey & Co." shipyard, a frame building 240 by 60 feet in size, burned to the ground yesterday shortly after noon with a loss of more than $100,000 and firemen saved the mold loft and other buildings only after a hard fight. As it . was, the shop fire made a spectacular blaze that caused a flood of reports to The TfTbune that the whole McCloskey establishment, in cluding large oil tanks, was burning. Cause of the fire has not been determined. . The Tampa fire department, which got the call at 11:58 o'clock, issued an emergency call to all personnel and sent out the units from Columbus drive and 12 street, 9th avenue and 18th street, the Palmetto Beach unit and a foamite truck. These were supplemented by all the equipment the navy could muster, two coastguard units from the headquarters on Davis Islands, and the equipment at the yard. Mold Loft Was Saved For a time it was nip-and-tuck to save the mold loft, most vital building of all to uninterrupted operation of the yard, and a big general warehouse crammed to the rafters with stores. Firemen took dense smoke and many were treated at an emergency station set up near by, going right back into the smoke to carry on. "I want to pay tribute to all of these men for a heroic job," said M. H. McCloskey, jr., president of the company, who remained at the aid station during the fire. "It is a miracle that we save the loft. , McCloskey said he did not know then whether work would be resumed today after the storm, but he said loss of the carpenter shop will not delay operations one day. "We are about through with the concrete ship work, and so the carpenter shop is the one building in the yard we can spare," said Mc Closkey. "It was important mostly in making, the forms for the concrete ships, but we are working on steel ships now, and wood work is of less importance. Work About Done "We were just about on the ragged edge of shutting it up." McCloskey said, however, he believed a considerable part of the furniture for the last three concrete ships was stored in the building, and its loss may cause some delay in getting them into service. He placed the value of the build ing at $36,000, wood working and other machinery and equipment, $35,-000, and materials and furniture, $30,-000. Nothing was saved. By 1:30 o'clock the building was steaming and smoking cinders. One man's guess was as good as another's as to the cause of the fire. Some said it probably was caused by a short circuit, and others that all electrical connections had been cut off because of the storm. "It just' seemed to go up all at once," an emergency crew workman said. . 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