Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
'WIRES DOWN" UNSUNG HEROES OF SNOWS
ANSWERS THE CALL OF DUTY
v. " ii-. 4-t STa,- V .v. 1
x'. " l&IV,W &i - ' Mk ,'"' !,'' SC? f XX?1 , '-' t N . , .
Ben Hunegardt, Lineman Hero, "Shooting Trouble" After a Storm in the!
Washington Cascade Mountains.
Seattle Wash., Jan 17, These are
the days when from the great snow
Bwept regions the word often comes,
"Telegraph and telephone commu
nication has been cut off" when the'
ypires are down.
By that token it is also a time
tarhen the names of heroes are being
written in the calendar of linemen's
Across the northern states, where
the wire trunk lines pass from Pa
cific to Atlantic, jfte vigilant men
who repair the breaks when storms
play havoc are stationed in little
cabins, five to ten miles apart.
In his office here the wire chief
sits, equally alert
When a break occurs he figures
out the approximate location by
means, of his Wheatstone bridge, a