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tional. Cash Register Co., who came
here recently from Butte. Mont, sac
nficed himself' in the work of rescue.
"Scott climbed a. telephone pole and
guided, men,' women and children
across the cable from the flooded
houses to safety. - .
He had saved' a full dozen, when
the Saettle explosion, occurredand
the shock of it knocked him from the
The rescuer fell into a tree. He was
seen to struggle in thfe water; to
reach "the window of an abandoned
1jouse;.tp climb half way through the
" "The. last I-saw of him," said Frank
Stevens, a 'fellow employe, "was when
he was climblng'into that house. And
the house was directly in the path of
the fire. " r ,
Qne of. the .jegistrars. at the Na
tional Cash Register plant, which
was turned into the1 house of refuge
for al Dayton, stopped a. slender
young person In men's clothes, and
asked, his name.
"Norma Thuma," came the an
swer. ' ''Norma?" exclaimed the registrar.
"Yes, I'm a giri," was the answer.
She Tiad- put on her brother's
clothes to cross the perilous span
of telephone wires unhampered' by
She came in with Ralph Myers, his
wife and their little baby. Myers had"
climbed the telephone pole -first. He
let down a'rope to his wife. She tied
it to a meal sack which contained
the baby; three months old.
Myers pulled up the baby and let
let the rope down again for his Wife.
Then with the baby in the -meal sack
ovdr his Bhoulder'ahd his wife" behind
him,'1 'Myers "walked across the tele
phone cable a full' black holding only
to two thin wires, before he reached
Mrs. James Cassidy and" her three
children, rescued from flood and fire,
were- brought before the registrars
last night The woman was -hysterical.
i ' ' ' '
As the .w.oman's. name wafc JbeingT
taken, the limp form of a man was
carried into the building-by rescuers.
-''Jim! Jim!" shrieked. the woman.'
"That's you Jim, isn't it? You aren't
dead, Jim; say you aren't dead, Jim!"
The rescue of, Jim Cassidy was the
one gleam pt- joy' in that night of
JBill Riley and his friend, Charles
Wagner, tried to rescue a woman
from, a burning house. They got the
woman into their boat. And then her
mind broke down under the savage
strain of her experiences, and she
fought fiercely with Riley and Wag
ner. The'little boat-swayed. It seem-?
ed it must, certainly collapse. And
suddenly, the woman quited down,"
and began to pray.
Dayton 1b a lost city. It -1b com
pletely separated from the rest of the
world. .Only one telephone line outof
it lis working, a private wire between"
Dayton and Lbanon.
Itsclty government has collapsed.
Nothing.has been heard from itsince
the flood came down upon the city.
The only organized relief came from
the- National Cash Register Co.
whose 'plant is outside the flood and'
The entire force of th6 company
wasthrown into the relief work. . The
huge plant was turned into ,a rescue
mission and hospital. A thousand per
sons slept onits straw-covered floors
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roomB of the women employes were
turnijd into dining rooms for the ref
ugees! Al lavailable food in the city
was bought up by the' company for
the benefit Of the sufferers.
John P. Patterson, president of the
National Cash Register Co., how un
der a federal jail sentence, waded
barefoot through the flood to save
families from flooded homes. He
rowed a boat himself. He Is 70 years
Patterson has two children, son.
Frederick, and, a daughter, Dorothy.
The son led fescue parties. Dorothy,
dressed In old clothes, her hair