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THE INDIANAPOLIS STAEi V'MONDAYj;;:OCTOBEK'-;780F':i022. V'MONDAYj;;:OCTOBEK'-;780F':i022. Bloomington Hard Hit When Water Supply Gives Out; Plans to Have New Reservoir coni-. to to nl-wayn to com-,;nilttee consld-tcr to 1 of I trnns-:" recom-..mendlng of coinmls-r--;slon recom-,i":mendatlons of be of Mar-; Presl-:'d'ent the In-1 In-1 In-1 announce- will one the tomorrow coal 2 -V -V de- de- of A the for A.'s work asslst-! twenty-five Gert of nnd Indiana University, With Own Plant, Comes to Rescue of City, Tank Cars and' Trucks Being Put to Use: IJY ANDHKW 71. HKmimV. !1LOOMIXGt6n. lml., Oct. 20. Indiana Indiana university is doing everything in its power to guard the health and comfort comfort of the .1,000 students enrolled In the Institution, In splt'c of an acute water famine In the city of Illporaing. ton. Though the lakes from which the city normally obtains Its supply of water are so low 'that the city mains are filled only three times a week, the university is dally providing water to every house in which a student lives by means of tank wagons filled from the university mains.- mains.- Superintendent of Grounds Kti-genc Kti-genc Kti-genc Kerr, In charge of the distribution of water, Htated yesterday thnt more than 300 private homes were being served dally from the university mains. Tho university has a sufficient supply of pure water In Its own reservoir to serve both the city of Uloomlngton nnd tho university itself for n period ot moro than seventy days without rnln, Presl- Presl- ucnt vwiiinm ij. nryan saui. Not only Is water neing supplied to the HtudentH In sufficient quantities to meet their needs, but the authorities of the university have taken every pos- pos- sidic precaution to guaru incir ncaun. Health Commit. re Meets. At a meeting of tho student health I committee of the university Friday, jdnns were made which are now being carried Into ejYect, that will materially alleviate the inconvenience and discom fort growing out of the shortage of water. Sanitary appliances have been ordered to minister to the needs of the students. Competent engineers have been ordered to go to every house In which students ore living and Inspect the heating plants, In order to guard against tho 111 effects of a sudden cold snnp during tho wnter famine, . The student building will be open, by order of the authorities, day and night during during the cnntlnunnce of the famine. President Hryun has declared that the university was eager to take any action which would further promote the comfort comfort of the students. "As the .matter now stands,' said President Bryan, "with the mensures now taken. I know no reason why the situation la not safe. If we thought that ftiere was nay danger here, ' we should dismiss the university. But wo shall be guided by tho facta of the situation and by no other consideration." consideration." Dr. W. F. King, state health commissioner, commissioner, ond I.. A. Gucpel, sanitary nnflnnnr fnr the fttnio. board of health. conferred with President Bryan nnd members of the student health committee committee Friday, nrnjiftcr Inspecting tho situation at me vmivcruuj, nmuu ii very' favorable report on the conditions. No Occnulon for Closlnr. The university has an abundant sup ply of good wholesome water for nil purposes," said Dr. King. "There is no occasion whatever for closing the university and such a proposal should not be considered even for a moment. Every possible precaution that can even be suggested Is being taken to protect protect the health of the student body nnd nothing that the university cnti anticipate anticipate along this lino Is being overlooked," overlooked," Dr. King nlso commended the health authorities of the university for the -ay -ay In which they handled the recent epidemic epidemic ot diphtheria, adding that It had no connection whatever with the wnter famine. Dr. .1. K. P. Holland, university physician, physician, In whose laboratory the university and city water la tester! several times each day, said that tho analysis of university water showed constant purity. "It is excellent drlnklnir water." Un said. "But the city water Is had for drinking nnd should always bo boiled." He stated that In connection with th diphtheria epidemic, the eighty-five eighty-five eighty-five cases wnicn nave neveiopen at tno university had been full under control from the ursi. The epidemic was stamped out In I 1 .. . -iMiVMii -iMiVMii rr agreed with Mr. Hanson In his survey of the situation. Ho declared that a s xtv-foot xtv-foot xtv-foot uam I built across Grlffy creek would drain a territory of eight and three-tenths three-tenths three-tenths square miles, nnd would provide n lake more man two muca long containing .(.000.000.000 gallons of water. The normal normal consumption of Bloomington la now l.'J50,l)00 gallons a day, he said. Ho dc clared that even in tho dry est summer tho Griffy creek dam would provide from 4,000,000 to 0,000,000 gallons a day. The present university reservoir in tho knobstone region has n capacity of 40,- 40,- uu i.uuu irmioiiH or wnter. ns num. xio 1 also Vailed attention to several supple- supple- 1. Vlrw of Indiana university rrnrr-volr, rrnrr-volr, rrnrr-volr, In which there Is enough water ut tho present level to supply the university university find houses In which stndt-nt stndt-nt stndt-nt live for thrre or four months without rain. 2. Map' of Itloomlngfoh area, drawn by I'rof. K. It. Cumlngs, head of the gcolofy department at Indiana unlrer-Ity, unlrer-Ity, unlrer-Ity, showing small ponds now. used by Htoomlnffton, nnd tho proposed ntvet reservoir north of the city. 3. Indiana university truck' hauling wnter to houses in Uloomlngton . where ktudents live. 4. Tho Uloomlngton dam nt Leonard's Leonard's springs, where the water has been practically exhausted.' 2f).- 2f).- build-1 build-1 build-1 con-i con-i con-i Mc-J Mc-J Is gotd twenty-four In-eluding In-eluding wtnd- wtnd- lovers, for has tho kept five to to Jlus-I$scll Jlus-I$scll years afreet oould whisky Ihey said ; down some tight nnd white not eighteen days." he said, "and there have noen-no noen-no noen-no cases since. At the nres ent time there are no cases or typhoid In tho university ond the general health ot tnp stuueni uouy is excellent." Iteildents Bark Itoomers, In the city of Uloomlngton, the situation situation Is not so encouraging. Hardship and discomfort are experienced ovcry-whero ovcry-whero ovcry-whero that a private ctsiorn supply Is not available, or where tho presenco of a university student In n house does not Insure tho provision of water by tho university. The students have hecomo so popular as roomers, that persona who never before considered offering lodging to tho students, aro now eager to proviuo snuiiur Thftrn l.q u Htorv current nmon tr th peoplo of Tlloomlngtou, concerning the delivery of water by a unlvoralty tank wagon, rno it river oi iuo wagon in tvuiklrtf' bin rounds came uonn a little boy standing In a front yard surrounded receptacles. Tho hoy looked expectant. "Havo you a student In that houso?" asked the driver, "No, but we'roygolng to git one," shouted tho urchin. Everywhere In Bloomington the sent!- sent!- mnnt nt thn townsneoolo la that thn nlt. uatlon which is now crippling Industry and working Infinite hardship must never occur again, ino enure population population ot the city fs thoroughly aroused, and spurred on by tho gravity of the Bltuatlon the city ofilclala are determined determined to prevent tho possibility of a future wnter famine, by providing tho city of Bloomington with an abundant supply of pure water, The history of tho Bloomington water supply Is the story of famines nnd mreateneu . lammea, wnicn nave, ai various times, formed tho basis of political political issues in the city government of Uloomlngton, nnd In which the hand of local politicians hns repcatedty beon seen, residents of Uloomlngton declare. I'lrst Famine In 1B0O, As early s IROO Bloomington suf fered a water famine, through the In adequacy of a reservoir southwest of i no city, me piiiui wim mini uown in the summer of 1R0II and a higher dnin was built. Tito situation was renenleil in tho u mmer of 1001. Herious leak-ago leak-ago leak-ago In Die city dam resulted In another another famine In 1001. As tho result ot serious agitation another dam wan built, which la said to havo leaked from tho flrBt. In 1000 tho city went dry again, and a small inko was added to- to- tho city system,' southwest of Bloomington, In an effort to provide a moro abundant supply. The 'famine In 1000 caused the university to build Its own reservoir north of Bloomington. The university plant, which woa completed completed in 1011, nnd Increased, in 10i:i, wan successiui rrom tno nrst, ana ami it Is this plant which Is now supplying the university and the students with water. It has a capacity of 40,000.000 gallons., which under normal conditions is sumcient to supply tho needs of the school for many months without rain. Another Famine In 1013. As tho result. of another famine oc curring In the summer of 1013, tho city officials felt the need of securing expert ndvlso on the, situation. Tho Knowles Engineering Comnanv of Plttirtmrirh. Pa., was employed, and after a survey of tho situation recommended tho con struction oi a new uam, in what is known as the Grlffy Creek valley, north ! of the city, near the university reservoir. reservoir. Tho advise was not followed, however, ond In 1020 another fnmlne .threatened. At this time the firm of Alvard &. Eurdlck of Chicago was employed employed to make a survey. It also recommended Grlffy creek, but tho nearness nearness of a political election prevented, any nctlon on the matter. I-Ast I-Ast I-Ast February tho cltv Cminrll ftt that some action-on action-on action-on tho water situation wns necessary, since tho city system was clearly seen to he Inadequate. A committee from the city Council recommended recommended the purchaso of additional land near the present city water plant nnd the building of a larger dam. A plot of 103 acres was found to be available. i no city agreea to pay the owners of the land $35,000 for it, .and -actually -actually entered Into a contract with them. It was then decided to bond thn eltv for $100,000. which wa considered sufficient to build a new uam. when tho matter came before tho state board of tax commissioners commissioners In September, tho board nullified nullified the action of the Council, declar ing' first, thnt tho purchase price of the land was $30,000 moro than it was worth, anu that a su tun e dam could not bo built for J1O0.000. Records In tho office of the county assessor of.Mon-roo of.Mon-roo of.Mon-roo county at Bloomington, .show that the plot of 1(VS acres was recently sold at sheriff s sale, for $ir2, that it was assessed at about fS.000 and that the fWl.nnn nnnulntlnn." lie sntd. "The nilCS- nilCS- tlon now Is In determining tho most economical system. Our Instructions are to look at Grlffy creek and White river, but we are also'looklng further afield. The -old -old source at Leonard's springs Is obviously and plainly Inadequate, it might be continued for a few -yearn-in -yearn-in -yearn-in -yearn-in conjunction with some new supply. There ore two reasons why it is -not -not adequate. The' tributary watershed Is In a llmestono region and Is cavernous, and It la probable that the superficial flow of water Is directed away from the reservoirs reservoirs by underground channels.- channels.- The slto Is not favorable for building dams, because the water is naeiy io u around Uie end of the dam through limestone caverns. v. "Tho knobstono region north .of the city near Grlffy creek makes a very favorable formation for building dams. An abundance of water is avnilnblo in White river from alluvial wells, it is quite feasible to build a. pipe lino to Bloomington from the river. ' Tror. E. H. Cumlnge. head of the geology department of Indiana university, university, who has been studying tho water problem of Bloomington for many years, mentary sites, which If developed, would provide an adequate supply for all possible possible future growth of tho, city. mayor jo in u. narria or Jioominrr ton. who has been 'the storm center 'of criticism j during tho present water i in mine, nccmrerl tout no wnn nnxioiln to -glvo -glvo Bloomington nn adequate supply of water, but he differed with the experts experts as to the at method of obtaining obtaining it. "In 1014 tho same proposition came up," lio ' said, "but there was mere street-corner street-corner street-corner talk then, and It cot no where. The Leonard's springs ' dam, which has supplied tho city for soven years, has clearly too small n capacity to meet the growth of tho city. The people of the city In 1021'made an Issue of tho"water Bltuatlon, I was elected-on elected-on elected-on an Issue of retaining tho sunnlv at its present location. In January the oppo'-; oppo'-; oppo'-; smon began to throw monkey-wrenches monkey-wrenches monkey-wrenches In tho works. It Is not a question of where the dam goes but a question of obtaining nn udequato supply for the city of Bloomington My contention is that wc should go to tho present location location and build tho best dam that our limited money will permit. Wo will have about $150,000. In the meantime wo should commence nt once to seek ways and means of building a bigger -proposition. -proposition. Grlffy creek is no bettor than Leonard's springs. Tho rock at tho springs has held there for seven years. You know It doesn't leak, because If It did, you could see It. Whether tho engineers recommend Grlffy creek or Whtto river, the city cannot finance it, and thcro will absolutely bo a scrap among the peoplo over Grlffy creek. We have been engineered to death:" and might when act, tho voted of b- b- amendment there In tho as will Nov. i, t.-. pcal of of aoiy that pn.,1 Hut opportunity state, a least, been the or law and exist-i Up, the number tho tho way the Is go I.-, of It nnd of Is on county board of review later fixed ita vante at f.'.iuu. Action Sow Pending. Then U was proposed In a Council meeting early In September, with a water famine Impending, to voto $130 000 for the construction of a dam at tho old alto, beven members of the Council voted to aDanuon tna present site, cm- cm- nlov comoetcnt enRlnecrs and abide by their recommendation, provided that It was financially noss Mo. An a result. the firm of Pearce. Oreely & Hanson of Chlcano, was e neaped and asked to report report on tho feasibility of two possible plans: Tho obtaining of water from White river, seventeen. miles away, and the building of a'dnm across Grlffy crceit. inis nrm is now engaged in conducting on exhaustive Investigation. The report will nrohnhly ho submitted to tho city Council of Bloomington with in iwn ween. In tho menntlme the oeonlo of nioom. InRton prny for rain, nnd nil bnth tubs, bi'nkfts and every n villi able rcceptable when the water Is turned on three times r. week. 111 ul TInnson. a member of tba firm of tngln(!rrn left J-Ylday J-Ylday J-Ylday for Chicago, after spending several days looking over tho situation, Ileforo going ho declared that tho problem of providing nn adequate supply of water for Uloomlngton could he easily solved. If tho Council would laao tno necessary measures. Plenty ol Itfourre. "There are plenty of water resources ne&r- ne&r- Bloomlnston to supply a city of EXAMINATIONS FOR 4 POSTMASTERSHIPS TO BE HELD NOV. 28 Special to The Indianapolit Btar. WASHINGTON, - Oct. 20. Tho civil service commission yesterday set Nov. 28 aa the dato for holdlnc examlnatlona to choose postmaster enemies gansport, Marion, Tern and Wabash, Ind The Logansport ofllco paya' an annual annual salary of ?M00. that at Marlon, (3 700 Teru lf3,600, and Wabash, $3,800. ,r tJt-.w tJt-.w tJt-.w inrt.. , Oct. 20. Interest In tho forthc6mlngi(lectlon ot noat- noat- L"nr",r Vi ?lnnT'from Washing ton reenrd ng tho ear y holding of a civil sen-lco sen-lco sen-lco examination In this city fir tho naming of a postmaster. Tho examination will bo held shortly after the olectlon. It Is conceded that John V,0Triv- V,0Triv- wiwiwiwin district and county j, JU111.01 n1-ft n1-ft n1-ft If hn wantTit" Others prominently mentioned In connection with the offlco are W. D. Moss, member of the school board: Ol- Ol- ; llo Wright, ex-sheriff, ex-sheriff, ex-sheriff, and Harry C. Moore, prominent in business and fraternal fraternal c roles. An early examination Is also to be held for tho selection, of a postmaster at Joneaboro. r DECATUR. Ind., Oct. pJ-master pJ-master pJ-master has been appointed for the offlco offlco at Geneva, although tlto term or the Incumbent oxplrcd early In September. Klrht appllcanta took tho examination which was held in Somber. It In Vestal -will -will not make a recommendation to the President betoro the election on Nov. 7. . i OltDKUH FKBIOHT CAItf IIOMB. U'AHIIINOTON,' Oct. nnllronds west of tho Mlsalflidppl wttro lastrunto-1 lastrunto-1 lastrunto-1 today by the. American Railway "Aasocln-tlon "Aasocln-tlon "Aasocln-tlon to return freight cars ownrd by Kam-Vm Kam-Vm Kam-Vm roads. Eastern llnea wre recently ordered to return Western equipment im- im- troltfht conscstlo. . ANTI-PROHI ANTI-PROHI ANTI-PROHI BODY BACK 249 IN RACE FOR CONGRESS JOBS WASHINGTON, Oct, 20. The associa tion against the prohibition amendment announced In a statement tonight by G, C. 'Hinckley, secretary, that it would support 240 candidates for the Senate and House who stood for a modification of tho Volstead act to permit tho man-: man-: man-: ufacturo and sale of light wines and beers. - In a preliminary statement ten days ago tho association listed 202 candidates. candidates. Tho additional forty-seven forty-seven forty-seven aro running in eight states, nnd tho statement statement 'said tho association would "Immediately "Immediately get behind them, . ns It already already has done for others who have been Indorsed." ... In nddltlon to tho nnmcs of the 5-1 5-1 5-1 o candidates mado ..public, Mr. Hinckley said a list of forty others had been compiled by tho association and thai whllo It will support them, tho names were being withheld "from publicity for reasons of nolltlcal exncdlancv." "The names of twenty-odd twenty-odd twenty-odd wot ean- ean- n mates in i-eniiHyivanin, i-eniiHyivanin, i-eniiHyivanin, no aauea, nad been withhold because of "local political political conditions." NEW COMET, ACCORDING ' TO PROFESSOR AT I. U BLOOM 1NGTON, Ind., Oct,' 29. There Is a now comet In the region of Cygnufl. according to Dr. William A, CoRHhall, head of tho astronomy department department of Indiana unlvcrsltv. It mn h lounu in tno mnay way in tho mid- mid- nuniuiii Biiy iiuuui inc nudum nr inn nvn. nlng. ThlH comoti can not yet be seen with tho nuked eyo, Dr. CogahuU stated. iid wun huh iioi-yci iioi-yci iioi-yci uncn compuicu, . be 1 on n to entirely bo Is a To the The Mediterranean Rbue travel, interest and over. ' White Star Line Saturday, Saturday, $275 Red Star Line Thursday, Saturday, $270 Fletcher -Travel -Travel aw

Clipped from The Indianapolis Star30 Oct 1922, MonPage 2

The Indianapolis Star (Indianapolis, Indiana)30 Oct 1922, MonPage 2
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