Thursday, April 24, 2014

Today in History, September 1913

By LOUIS REED, local historian | 9/25/2013

• After listening to arguments from telephone men, businessmen and others all day, the city commissioners adjourned this afternoon without taking action on the telephone question. The consolidation of the local telephone exchanges has been discussed for several years.

• The wooden forms on the new concrete dam will be removed tomorrow morning. Chairman Henry Ott of the dam committee wants a large force of men on the ground in the morning to be ready to remove the refuse near the dam. The pile of dirt and rock in front of the structure will be thrown to the back of the dam. This will be smoother so that there will be a general incline from the west to the crest of the dam. The dam is erected so that the water will flow over in a solid sheet. The incline will be rip-rapped to prevent erosion. The top of the dam was given a smooth surface this morning, and the wingwalls of the dam also are completed.

• After listening to arguments from telephone men, businessmen and others all day, the city commissioners adjourned this afternoon without taking action on the telephone question. The consolidation of the local telephone exchanges has been discussed for several years.

• The wooden forms on the new concrete dam will be removed tomorrow morning. Chairman Henry Ott of the dam committee wants a large force of men on the ground in the morning to be ready to remove the refuse near the dam. The pile of dirt and rock in front of the structure will be thrown to the back of the dam. This will be smoother so that there will be a general incline from the west to the crest of the dam. The dam is erected so that the water will flow over in a solid sheet. The incline will be rip-rapped to prevent erosion. The top of the dam was given a smooth surface this morning, and the wingwalls of the dam also are completed.

• The county commissioners will let contracts tomorrow afternoon for the construction of the bridge across Tauy Creek on East Logan Street. The new bridge will replace the old swinging structure.

• The annual Grand Army of the Republic picnic was today at Forest Park, and about 100 veterans and their families were in attendance.

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