The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on February 23, 1938 · Page 24
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February 23, 1938

The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 24

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PAGE TWENTY-FOUR THE DAILY COURIER,, CONNBLLSVILLE, PA. "WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23,103S. Engineers Prepared To Rush Observers " Here in Next Crisis Short-Wave Radio to Be 1 Established Between ..; ':. Danger Points."- · PROGRAM DRAFTED · BY ARMY STAFF - Conncllsville will serve as one of .the supplementary-stations under a detailed plan of emergency action in 'case of new floods in Western Pennsylvania, according too program that has been prepared..by the United States Engineers of the Pittsburgh office. The next time a flood sweeps down from the hills, a well-drilled "little army" will swing into- action, equipped to maintain constant short wave radio communication with dan- 'ger points along the Youghiogheny, Monongahela, Allegheny and Ohio river valleys. -. Lieutenant. Colonel William. E. R. Covell, district Army engineer, released a 72-page "emergency flood plan" which establishes headquarters lor all flood activity in the Army offices .of the Federal building in Pittsburgh. . Public utilities have reorganized their plants since the I93G inundation so that service will not be interrupted unless the flood gocs^above the 46-foot stage reached that year If that point is passed, headquarters will be moved to the Bell Telephone building where partial 'service wil ·be supplemented with short wave radio facilities. : Two secondary headquarters wil -be set up in Johnstown and Wheel ing, and supplementary stations wil be located at Tygart Dam, Lock No ·j, the Monongahela; Lock No. 9, on the Allegheny; Crooked creek and Tionesta dams, Connellsville. Salts -burg. Clarion, Franklin and New Castle. Each of these sub-slation "will gather reports from many points along the watersheds. '-·' · Immediate contact will be made with the Emergency Flood Committee, National Guard, Red Cross, Coast Guard, Naval Reserve, city, county arid--state-- officials,--Works Progress Administration Public Health Service, Civilian Conservation Corps and the United States Forestry Service. All information will be cleared through army headquarters, thereby guaranteeing swift, accurate information to rescue crews and the public, and eliminating duplication of effort. Colonel Covell will divide his staff into six groups, headquarters, liasion, operations, reconnaissance and construction. The headquarters division will direct the entire job and will summon reinforcements from the commanding officer of the Third Corps Area when the stage passes 30 feet. A message center and a news bureau will be established. The liaison office will handle contacts with all flood agencies--National Guard, etc.--and mobilize manpower and supply engineers to supervise emergency work. The operations division will protect Government property and will report flood stages at all dams and locks. It will operate motor boats dispatch boats, towboats and quar- terboats, direct the district offices erform rescue work in emergencies, upcrvise river patrols, evacuate endangered families, operate ferries vhecc bridges are under water, op- rate motor transport; operate Tygart dam, and make an aerial photographic record of the flood. The reconnaissance division will maintain contact with the weather lureau and the geological survey, direct stream gauging, secure latest nformation on highways, railways and airways, and collect information Inundation or threatened inur.da- ion of municipalities and industrial plants. This division will prepare reports of stages at all pointei and predictions of expected stages. The administration division will maintain the supply office, operate the message center, account for expenditures, pay out funds, and be responsible lor all equipment loaned to engineers for emergency work. The .construction division will protect all Government properties under construction to guard against heav losses.- - Colonel Covell's plan of organization establishes in the Pittsburgh district for the first time a coordinated systqm for the protection o life and property. According to H. F. Atkins, wcathe' observer for the Department of Agri culture, observations have been or dered made every six hours to de termine the flow of water in ihi Youghiogheny River. The readings are taken at 7 A. M. 7 P. M., 1 A. M. and 1 P. M. How ever, should the river gauge sho\ that the water is rising the measure ments will be taken at more frequen intervals as will be required by th authorities in the Pittsburgh oftlc of the Weather Bureau. W. S. Brotzman of Pittsburgh, off! cial weather forecnster for Western I Pennsylvania, was in Connellsville recently and conferred with Mr. Atkins about the river observations. Another gauging station has been located in the Conncllsville district 4 ofPenn State's 10 New Buildings -|Bior.or.ic/ic Scir.xcr. Bun.Divol.Il 7YERE are four of the ten major buildings which frtll JO. be constructed at the Pennsylvania State College by the General State Authority. Tbe building program, largest in. the history of the College, will be inaugurated at ground-breaking ceremonies at the College Saturday, Feb. S8. The celebration, which will Include speeches by Governor George H. Earlc and President Kalph D. Hctzel of the College, will be broadcast over the major radio stations of the state. A large number of state and national official! arc expected to attend. · Bicycles Must Carry Lighted Lamp on Front When Operated at Night There arc Stale laws governing bicycles, roller skates and similar devices that must be complied with and special stress is laid on equipping of bicycles with lumps. Chief of Police Andrew W. Thomos said today. The law relative to lamps on bicycles states: "Every bicycle shall be equipped with a lighted lamp on the front thereof, visible under normal atmospheric conditions, from a distance of at least 500 feet in front of sucli bicycles and shall also be equipped with a red reflector or lamp on the rear, exhibiting or reflecting a red light visible, under like conditions, from a distance of at least 500 feet to the rear of such bicycles." Chief Thomas declurd that many bicycles are openitcd on 1hc streets after du.ik without compliance with this law ;mci he ordered a halt to thnt practice at once. at Snydertown at the foot of Ihc mountain and weekly cards nre made at this station and sent into the Pitts- 3»rgh office of the Weather Bureau. It is the bureau's intention of having precipitation gauging stations scattered throughout the mountainous district to be on a careful guard tor heavy rainfalls that arc responsible for much of the flooded condi- , . ,. ,. .,, tions in the respective river water- j JU006 UOBStl I L1K6 sheds. ' While there has been no major menace from flood conditions in Ihe immediate Connellsvillc area, high water here prevents a serious prob- BLOND ACTRESS FORGETS FOURTH By United Prcsl. NEW YORK, Feb. 23.--Peggy Lawton Rich, blond actress, told a Supreme Court referee that she could not recall having marricai her fourth husband and she asked for an annulment. This technicality is necessary, she told friends later, in order to leave her free to marry a fifth suitor whom she identified as Mark Shull, formerly an orchestra leader and now a civil engineer of Scarsdale, N. Y. Mrs. Rich told the referee that when her roommate informed her in September, 1936, that she had become the bride of Theodore Royce, British theatrical impressario, she was, to put it mildly, greatly sur! prised. She had known Roycc only I a short lime, she said, and he had in- i vited her to a cocktail party which f ended, jhc Inter learned, before n ! Justice of the pence in Westchcstcr. History of Indian Hound Builders Will Be Studied by Duquesne The history of the Indian moun builders of Western Pennsylvanl will bo studied by students at Du quesne University, through a ncv system of field research conducted by Dr. Dominic de la Salandra, history instructor. Classes in ethnology will visit site of mound discoveries in and noa West Newton, Pcrryopolis and Un iontown where cxcapations will b made by students to further study o the racial customs of the Delawarcs Iroquois and Hurons, migratory settlers of early Pennsylvania. NSURANCE THAT DOESN'T INSURE CHARLESTON, Feb. 23--Persons vho take out "bank night" insurance !o so at their own risk. "It's nothing but a lottery racket," :aid Auditor Edgar B. Sims who idded that the insurance commission- T would have nothing to do with it. "The persons who take out these policies' wouldn't have a leg to stand on it the operator 'welched'," Sims aid. Greetings 23 Years Late. VIENNA, Feb. 23.--A birthday greeting cord posted 23 years ago at Prcssburg, 40 miles from here, has, ust been received in Vienna by the son of the intended recipient. The original addressee is dead. Fugitivl Criminals Scarce in This State Special to The Courier. HARRISBURG, Feb. 23--Fugitivo criminals arc so scarce in Pennsylvania that for the first time in 20 years the usual monthly "men wanted" bulletins have been discontinued. ' Captain William F. Hoffman, chief: of the State 1 Police Bureau of Criminal Identification since 1926, attributes the decline in fugitives to improved police methods, active criminal prosecution and aggressiveness of both State Police and Federal investigators. "We haven't had a. real bandit ·gang' in this State for years," th« captain sighed. ·\ Strong-Arm Squad Strong. LEBANON, Mo., Feb. 23.--Unabl to "crack" the safe they found in R. A. \Valser's homo here, thieves carried the 200-pound .strongbox to their car. The fiafe contained $75. 120 Young Hen's Felt HATS Sells Everywhere Up to S1.9S You'll find the shades you like. All sizes in the lot. Men! Look' Here! 150 Dozen Brand New · Dress SHIRTS 45c Regular 98 Grade, Going at In Plain and Fancy Patterns. IViEN'S Mostly dark patterns. Will go at Regular S14.50 Grade. Slics 36 to 46 SUITS Good for all year wear. Men's Heavy Ribbed 12 Or. Weight Union Suits Now At This Smashing- Low Price Garments All other Under greatly reduced. Men's Blue Melton Zipper JACKETS Sale Price Men's 32 and 34 Oz. Better Grade Melton Zipper JACKETS $3.95 Grade $1,95 $2,95 OUTFITTER FOR MEN AXD BOYS m Xorth Pittsburgh Street Another violation cbawc! to boys is prohibited in the following law; ''No person shall han£ on to or ride on the outride or tho r»*nr end of nny vrhtclc nncl no person on n bicycle, roller »;knte$ or nny similar device shall hold fast to or hitch on to any moving vehicle." I This "Eleclric Chair" lem for communities further down stream and the sending out of an alarm in sufficient time will enable persons to evacuate buildings before i it is too late. | Engineer Graham of the Army Corps of the Pittsburgh office was in Connellsvjlle Thursday and checked the records of the Youghiogheny River for the past two years as compiled by Mr. Atkins. He obtained the figures for the high and low stages of the stream. Similar information is being obtained at West Newton, Sutervillc, Ohiopylc and Confluence. It will bj used in making a study of the fluctuations in the rise and fall of the water and be used in the probe of flood conditions in Western Pennsylvania. TJy Vnlled PrMS. CHICAGO, Feb. 23.--An "electric rh:iir" nlK'gcdly rigged up us a practical johe to give its victtm* fi shock failed to appeal to Judge Samuel Heller's sense of humor. Addressing Leo Rosen, electric sign company mann^rr nn:umt whom he issued two warrants. Judge Heller said: "'A joke is a joke but if this wns a so-called practical joke, it was not a very funny or.e. I want this chair brought Into court." Complainant w;is Harry Starr who said Rosen called him into his office saying he was wanted on the phone. SUirr paid h«* y.'tt down ant!--being! A paralyzing electric shock went through his body, fie suffered burns on the neck and bach and wns forced to sec a doctor. Thursday, Friday and Saturday A Complete Sell-Out of Stocks Marked to Clear! ladies' Kid, Patent Gabardine S t r a p s , 'Fiintys aud Tics. .45 Formerly Priced $.1.00 to $5.00. Misses' Children's Dress a u (I School Shoes. -\VhiIo they Inst. Values up to $3.00. Size* SK to 3. A (rood assortment. $3.50 to $5 Girls' Oxfords $4 to $6 Suede Pumps For Street and Dress. In Black or Brown Bucko leathers .95 All Straps and Tics. Black or Brown Kids and Suedes All Ladies'Walk-Over Black Brown Suede Straps Ties. Reduced from $8.50 to All Men's DAVIDSON Black Brown Oxfords --Bargain Days $1.95 You will not find every size in ul] styles, but you will find every size up to 9 in these shoes. ALL SALES CASH All Men's J A B M A N Grain Leather Oxfords. Formerly S3 and S5.50. Bargain Days North Pittsburg Street '.yoiittfind MORE PLEASURE in Chesterfields milder better taste r IMS. U«*n a Mrm TO»A«O Co.

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