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Bloomington, Illinois
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Friday, January 14, 1927
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TV , y THE DAILT PANTAGRAm, BLOOMINGTON, ILL., FRIDAY MORNING, JANUARY 14, 1927. THREE Bloomington and McLean County Buried Under Heaviest Snow in Twenty-Seven Years 4 t BLIZZARD WHICH RAGED FOR TWO DA YS, PILED UP FIFTEEN INCHES OF DOWNY SUBSTANCE Traffic on Steam and Electric Lines Wat BJly Crippled by the Fury of the Dementi and the Country Roadi Were Almost Im passable Huge Grader Trucks of the State Highway Depart ment Were Kept in Operation on the Hard Roads in an Effort to Keep Them Open to Traffic In Bloomington, the Big Dectric Sweepers Were Kept in Motion Day and Night on the Street Car LinesEmployes of City Street Department Had Busy Day It Was Relentless Battle to Burrow Out of the Drif Is Biggest Storm Since That of February 27 and 28. 1900. When the Snowfall Was 22 Inches. bloomington and central Illinois now lies buried under tbe heaviest carpet of snow that has been experienced in tbia locality during the pat twenty-seven years. According to Trof. Harley N. Pearee, goverampnt weathnr obxrrver for this dihtrict. 15 in.-hes of anow had fallm up to 7 o'clock lam night. The storm stnrted Wednesday forenoon about 10 o'clock and continued without cessation unfil about 8 o'clock Thursday night, when the clouds commenced to break away, and the moon peeped down to admire the new mantle of ermine which had been so artistically draped about the form of Old Mother Earth. central Illinois residents spent the greater portion of the day yesterday trying to dig out of the drifts, but in this they were only partially successful. However, they hope to be able to complete the task today. Whipped by heavy wind, which sprang up about 9:30 last night, the snow started to drift and it is frared that this may complicate matters and that roads all over this section of the state may be closed to traffic. Perhaps the most common theme for discussion yesterday was snow storms of former years .and in this the boys with the silvery locks and the long memories were the principal orators It is a matter of reconl, however, that the recent snow was the heaviest since l'JOO. Snow commenced to fall at 4 on the afternoon of February 27, and continued until 7 p. m. February 28. The Pantograph files of March 1, 1900, show that 22 inches of snow had fallen during that period. Given elsewhere on this page, Is record of "Storms of Former Tears," which will be of more than passing interest to those who keep tab on weather conditions. Street Railway Company, Th street railway company was the tint to combat th elements The sweeper waa started upon Ita long rounila about 9 o'clock Wednesday nigh and haa never ceased Its move ment. Relays manned the blr ma chine and aa rapidly aa one trick of ten hours waa completed, a new force waa ready for relief, ao that the wheels kept constantly moving and the great brunhea swept the track clear. Even with thla ateady action and the addition of four scraper machlnea. It waa Impossible to keep all the lines In operation. Superintendent of streets, Charles T. Evans called together his crew of trcet men and atarted hauling anow from the city's thoroughfares erfrly yesterday morning. Workers concentrated most of their efforts on clearing spaces near curbs ao that drlvera would have a place to part, their cara. The snow la being hauled to a vacant lot on the corner of Le and Monroe streets. The four scrapers, four wheel af fairs, built like road graders were kent In service all dav Yesterday, enrjclementiner the work of the weeper. In addition to these five machines, twenty extra men were put to work with shovels and brooina. keeDlno- the curves and wlches open and distributing salt on switches to melt the ice and snow. These men were kept on duty all day yesterday and many of them wornea all last night. All but four Unci were operated. The Pell avenue Normal ooi. oaK ni avenue and Center street, had to be tied up. It may bo possible to operate these lines today. If the snow tops falling. By running tne remaining cars together, thus doubling the power. It was possible to keep thla service in operation although It waa Impossible to maintain schedules with env decree or regularity. motor hnaaea also ran regularly al though not following their schedules closalv. However, they did not miss a trip. Not a derailment of a car or other serious trouble was reported by SupU E. L. Meece. He put In very busy day upervlslng the battle with the storm ana was wen " flert with th ahnwlne that was made considering the adverse conditions that had to be contended with. The Illinois Traction system tarted out snow plowa Wednesday night and managed to keep the lines open In fairly good shape. Cars were operated on both the Peoria and Decatur lines usually between a half and an hour late. Some heavy drifts were encountered In certain deep cuts and these gave the crews considerable trouble and delay. Hard Day for Postal Man. Bloomington letter carriers started out upon the routes aa usual yesterday morning, but some of them did not complete their first trip until S p. m. As a result. Postmaster E. E. Jones decided to abandon the afternoon delivery except on the business district routes where the sidewalks were cleared. Due to the heavy faU of snow, comparatively few hou.ieholders cleared their walks, and this made it very difficult for the gray suited servants of I'ncle Sum u get around. It is hoped to make at least one delivery today. The rural carriers managed to get over a portion of their routes yesterday, but few made the complete circuit. They reported the roads very bad and it was Impossible to reach some points. Manv farmers realizing the difficulties of the earlier, came down the road to secure Ask That Birds Be Supplied With Food Lovers or birds war much concerned Isst night fearing that the deip snow would prevent their feHthered friends from obtaining any food. Karraera were asked by them, to throw (rain where th birds could get It Wuall and pheasants especially, they warn, suffer from lack of food during periods of this sort. their mall and this helped out materially and enabled the carriers to make a more complete delivery. All of the carriers are now using horses. Telephone Service Unbothsred. Superintendent T. C. Alnsworth.of the Klriloch-IilniiiiiinKton Telephone company, stated that the storm wus not aftVctlng the wires or poles, and aervlre was not Interrupted In the lighten degree. It Is always the experience of the company, however, that storms of this kind virtually double the business handled. When people find It difficult to get about the city on foot or In motor vehicles or street cars, they resort to the telephone. Yesterday, as a result, was one of the busiest that the operators have experienced In many months. Huperlntendent NVJ. Butler, of the Illinois Power and Light corporation, put In a busy day looking after the equipment of this company and found everything In good shape and no trouble of consequence. AH poles and wires held UP satisfactorily snd there was not the slightest Interruption of servli e. Unless there Is heavy wind no damage Is anticipated. All of the steam railroads reported regular operation but delayed trains. Where there are deen cuts, the snow drifted to a great depth and this gave considerable trouble, section men be. Ing massed to clear out the accumulation. Trains were operated on belated schedules but none were abandoned altogether. Taxi Cabs Busy. It was one of the big days of the winter for the taxi cub companies and all cars were kept going at top apeed without any lost motion. Clerks and other down-town workers in the stores, ate their lunch up town yesterday. Restaurants were crowded thruout the noon period. Country People Scarce. Not many customers from out of town could be found In the stores yesterday. The trade reported was largely of city reople. There was a heavy demand for overshoes. The grocery stores and market houses that deliver purchases, found their telephone orders making up the principal portion of the day's business. Janitors Busy. Janitor Frank Noble and his force of assistants set their alarm clocks for 4 a. m., yesterday and were all at work with shovels clearing off the snow around the court house so that when the attaches arrived at 8 o'clock, they found all the walks cleared and the snow plied up in huge piles at the side. Hard Time for Carrier Beys. Pantagranh carrier boys who usually go over their routes riding bicycles had to, pass up their wheels and walk with their heavy loads of papers. It wns a tough experience for these faithful lads and while they were delayed In making the delivery of the papers on their routes, they got thru in good shape considering the handicap of uncleared walks and heavy drifts. At The Theaters. Attendance at the theaters was affected by the storm, both at the afternoon and evening performances. Most of the patronage was restricted to city people Few came from out side. At that, most of the managers stated that the business was ahead of their expectations. They had looked for light attendance both aft ernoon ana evening. luslnest at Hotels. Thera was a lull amend tha hotels and there was not the usual number of patrons. Traveling men found their schedules Interrupted and deiaya wera experienced In getting from town to town. hovel Brigade Active, Hundred of residents wera out at n early hour yesterday morning rnonina enow from the sidewalks. but there wera meny others who hsd to hurry away to shop or nffire and wera prevented from clearing away tha snow. Owing to tha fact Ihst the storm continued thrunut the dsy. It difficult to keep the walks clean There are many, however, who made no attempt to shovel the snow from tha walks, and this make II very unpleasant for pedestrians. Hardware dealers report Ihst there was an unusually heavy demand for snow shovels yesterday. Boon after tha stores opened their doors yester day morning enler poured In for the delivery of shovels ami thla kept up the greater poition of the forenoon. It Burden an Roots. Tha mow of yeter.lay wis of the wet and heavy variety and proved quit a burden on ronfp, especially where there I a great expanse of roof as Is the rasa on some of the business buildings. " A number of awnlnra went down ! yesterday under the weight of I Tha awning at Thompson's restsu-j rant gava away and crashed to the , sidewalks yesterdsy afternoon, for- tunately there wera no pedestrian passing Just at that moment. Clear Snow frem Hard Read. fievera. large grader trucks were ent to Bloomington Wednesday night by tha state highway department, and from here were sent out over the various hard roads yesterday to keep them open to traffic. Had It not been for this precautionary meaaure, It is pp'l.uhle that many of the highways would have been blocked, tt la planned to keep these trucks In service until the pavements have been ridded of their burden of snow. Touflht Going for Auto. Motorist found the "sledding" pretty "tough" yesterday. Drivers who neglected to put on chains found themselves In the same predicament is the boy who rode the merry-go-round ill day and at nightfall found that he had not been anywhere. It was not uncommon to see occupants of an automobile unload nd help the driver get out of a drift at the aide of the streets. The snow being wet. It packed down In the middle of the streets, and If one kept In the "middle of the road" one fared pretty well. Some Big Storms of Former Years RED PEPPER FOR Red Pepper Rub takes the "ouch" from sore, stiff, aching joints. It cannot hurt you, and it certainly stops that old rheumatism torture a once. When you are suffering so you can hardly get around, Just try Red Pepper Rub and you will have tbe quickest relief known. Nothing has such concentrating, penetrating heat red peppers. Just as soon as you apply Red Pepper Rub you will feel the tingling heat. In three minutes it warms the sore spot through and through. Pain and soreness are gone. Ask any good druggist for a jar of Rowles Red Pepper Rub. Be sure to get tha genuine, with the name Rowles on each package. Air. Various Towns of County Were Hard Hit by the Storm Lexington, Jan 13. (Special.) Country roads in this vicinity became Impassable tnduy on account of the snow which became 16 Inches deep by tonight. The streets were dragged In sn effort to keep them as clear as possible. Snow plows were used on the hard road In the vicinity of Lexington, but as long as the storm continued It was difficult to keep a track open. Arrowsmlth, Jsn. 13. (Special.) But one of the rural carriers out of Arrowsmlth was able to make complete trip on account of the deep snow which became 15 Inches deep by last night A rising wind caused the snow to drift in place and most of the highways were Impassable. The two and one-half mile stretch of road between Arrowsmlth and the hird road was kept open and a snow-plow ws used on the hsrd road between Arrowsmlth snd Bloomington. Carlock, Jsn. 13. (Special.) People who are employed In Bloomington were obliged to remain In the city tonight on account of the deep snow on the hard road between here and Bloomington An effort was made to keep a track open on the hard road during the day, but on account of the continued snow snd the wind tonight there were places where It Is Impossible to get thru with an automobile. By-roads In this section were impassable late this evening. Heyworth, Jan. 13. (Special.) Tha Die of tha Dally Panta-graph of Thursday morning. March, 1, IIP, contain. a lengthy crount of the big snow storm which cam on rb. IT and II of that year, and In this connection publishes an account of previous heavy snow storms. Tha report : -On Feb. 14 and II, Ills, we had a snowstorm that waa a brother of yeeterday". Snow commenced falling en Saturday afternoon and did not eesse until Pundey noon. On week before a big enow had fallen and thl one settled th railroads. Th Alton hid a Denver iprs snowed In at Pontile and a freight at Natrona. These laid ut all ether train. Th Lak Ert and Western ran no trains for two daa. th Illinois Central branch was closed, but main Una train got thru several hour lata. Th Big Tour also suffered seriously." term of 1171. "A famous storm w( that which commenced on 11 arch IT. 1ITI. it T p, m. The day gradually benm cloudy and th lament 'pit en their hand' to sneak, and took a gocd start. At mlJnlght a terrtno bilxiard wis raging. When neit morning ram about It Inches had fallen and drifted bidly. Telegrapher of th city bad a ball at the Ashley heusa nd hardly any of the guest fot horn that night, many from Normil not getting home until I p. ar, the next day. Th Lak Erl hid a passenger train snowed In at th "T and on t Hoopeston. Th Big Pour passenger train were snowed In at Dsnvers, Farmer City, and three mllea east of town. Th Alton triln wer It hour late, hut the Central managed to get along fairly well. Street car stopped entirely." In the Eearly Sixties. "On of th long to be remembered torm cm on Dec. 1, IMS. which wa Thursday. Th snow was accompsnled with very cold weather, nd the Alton trains had to stop, Th northbound Ja abandoned at Springfield. A bill to be held at Royce hall had to be postponed. On New Tear's day, ISM, the mercury was 10 degree below xero. Several Normal etudenta were bidly froxen whll attempting to reich th university. The snow blockade effectually stopped business. "In December, JSS6, there was an unusually evere snowstorm, but there wer no railroads or street cars to suffer. KNUTE R0CKNE TO SPEAK HERE Noted Footlall Coach to Appear at Joint Meeting of Luncheon Oubt. PLAN FOR BIG MEETING With the snow spproxlmately IS Inches deep travel in this vicinity wns blocked with the excepton of a few automobiles that found travel next to Impossible. Many cars be- On of th biggest event In th year for luncheon club In "looming- (oa I ptrd ea Tueday Bight, January II, when Knute Roekna, famous each, director of athletlre and head f othell enach at Notre Dsrne university, a man w ho haa turned out more athletee thsn any other coach In th country, will be th speaker It a Joint meeting of the Voung Men Hurt and th Ch w club of the American Legion. knute liocknt Kockn rate as on of tha three gt4test coaches In American lot-ball. 11 la en rout home al this lime from Honolulu, wheie he haa been spending a short vacation, f . lowing th close of the football aea-sun III December, when his team up- t Southern California la a great struggle. Koiknes record stands wimoui a paiallt-1 in American fo ilia.l. and be is nut onlv a ureal coach, but a great entertainer, and I In great demand II over th country. A big special meeting la plsnnea In honor of his coming. The dinner will be hem at tne mi iiarnes .iini- rial building al I lu o clock snd preparauoiis will be made t" a' comminute not only members of the two clubs, but others as well. It has been siiKxested that msnv of the sthleles snd followers of athletics In the vicinity attend. Mr. Jtockne comes at tne invitation of March Wells, chairman uf the committee for th Young Men's club. Other plana for the event will be talked over today In a conference of Mr. Wells. Al Tlbrlch and Harold Lang, new and retiring president of th Young Men's clul. Those on the committee for the event from the Chow club are Ben H. Rhodes, chairman: Fred H. Young and Dr. Harold V. Watklns. In view of the Isrger meeting to be held later, the next meeting or the Chow club, which was to hsve been held next Thursday night, has been postponed. nltely. The snow 15 inches deep. here tonight was Towsnds. Jsn. 13. (Specisl.) Cw.w 11 l..,.h- ,l..bti in thla vtcln- came stalled In the deep snow that ; ((y toniEnt ,.aused all roads to be sianea lo urilL line linn cv.-muit. McLesn, Jan. 13. (Special.) On account of the deep snow the meeting of the Royal Neighbors, at which the Installation of officers and the annual banquet was to be held tonight, wa postponed. The snow In this section waa 15 Inches deep. Workmen made an effort to keep the highways open with drags and graders, but found if to be a difficult task aa long as the storm continued. Stanford, Jan. 13 (Special.) The snow In this section was 16 Inches deep on a level tonight. Mall carriers found travel exceedingly difficult. An effort has been made to keep some of the road open with graders and drugs. Downs, Jsn. 13. (8pecial.) A number of country pupils attending school in town remained in the' village over night on account of the deep snow, fearing that by morning they would find the roads blocked. A box social scheduled to be given this evenlnlg waa poatponed Indefi- linpassable Saybrook, Jan. 13. (Special.) The stores at Hayrirook closed early tins evening on account of the deep snow which curtailed all business and clal activities. An effort was made during the day to keep the highways open with snow nlows snn nrngs, nut It proved difficult tusk The snow was 15 Inches deep In th vicinity of Saybrook by tonight. Anchor. Jan. 13. (Soeeial.) A baa ketball aame between Anchor end Heyworth scheduled to ho held here tonight was postponed on account of the deep snow, in Anchor ann vicinity the roads were Impassable when the snow became 15 Inches deep. Croosev. Jan. 13. (Speeiil.) Tte ports of the storm from the vicinity nf Cronsev were the same as from most every other vicinity of the county. The snow was is incnes deeD on the level and the main trsv eled road and by-roads were Im- (Continued on Page 11.) AH Wool 2-Trouser Suits and Overcoats Friday and Saturday Just 76 suits In the lot. All picked from our regular stock. A W AC lnift M JL 0 Young Men's Colleglates light dark and medium mix tures. Also lot of men's blue serge conservatives. Single and double breasted. Remember all suits have 2 pants. Be sure and see this odd lot at ridiculously low prices. Men's Overcoats, Top Coats, $17.95 Up Boys' Suits and Overcoats $8.95 Up Men's Dress Trousers $2.95 Up Mother's! Save! Boys' AH Wool Overcoat Sale! Values to $15.00. Come in and see them, we are glad to show you. Dozens of fl?1f D special values. Look for the yellow tags V lUi"0 Mayor LwingstmtOoJkpartmant Storo COOKS VILLI MAY BE ISOLATED IN SNOW Cookvlll. Jsn. 11. lpelel.) With II to Jl Inche of now on th lvl and th (term continuing with th formation of drift. CwksvlD Bc pi expect th roads to be utterly Impssasb' tomorrow. IVlft I we and three feet arp have elrevly formed at an early hour thl eve. ning. Homo of th rouft'ry reads wer lmpasahl today. The pr-e-ent enow I Mid lo bo th heaviest In jreara. Local Statistics ins, Sis rv.:i In Te Mr. ( renter i ei s Mr M WW Isei Mr . ewweUf TH M rvi-. I1 WW J Mm Cres row ; tat. ft. Tm1 a i a Me L Ww IT w H knt. Mrl tWt " krtil. jtl M ii SmMJeSM. tV sema et ' Wwa M I a et hb lent f.t Stea. bv f 4 M jw i- m Ki 4 .t t. u. . ' k ar lev IICM V'tne Utiles. l ; . amr ' toeneM at M. a u:mu. . it ru-i. Recoveries; I'tm I.y.o M'.rtfun. of lrny, le sow' reioverirg Ir-.m a sever" e..irnl I shriek re- lv. l tfc'fl he rame In onn 'e. t wi'h a live ir i si r .dtieaty st ti e it m jo bakery In Uny. 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