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VOL. XXX SEPTEMBER 7, 1922 No. 18
THE SPILLWAY. ii
The confer,.nce which took Ip,.n,, last w,,ek ;at this t it., btween utIorm - I
hers of it' Miissisiltli itiv.r I'onlllllissi(onll ; d local Enginell ers together with
repr.est, ltatives of valriols ii\vi atnd omnellrcial hodies, which meeting was a
S attlended by tit, te'hi f of It:h, Army Entgit.-ers. will no cdoult he fitound to
havet hbnt! one of thel mliost itportanlt \.'ivnts. in thei history of New Orleans.
f It will he upon the lindings of the joint hoard of Engineeirs comprised
of the. bodies neltonlld. as lapproved ('hief Engineer Lans:ng II. Beach.
that the future polity tof said Itivier ('o(lllijissioll in relation to the handlling
S of the ,lississippi's problem elow i Retd Rivr. will b". dteterminied.
In other words. the' result of this ctonferenc,, is going to iecide. onitce
for all, whether said fut ure elgint.eriing policy is goinig to cotntinue to ibe
"Leviees Only." or "LeveI.s and Outlets."
Some very plain talk was indulged in at this gathering. over what
many realize is a crisis in thl' lot(al river situation. the imemtbers of the
river commiiission be.ing admonished that physical conditions along some
of the built-up river front of the city proper, were sitcli as to mlake it
financially impractlicable, to replace thli worn-away bank slopte so in
dispensable to salft levI'iees of the' dimensions now de(llalnded. .r
Mr. John hlorer, on:' :hle City Engineer., who served his apprentice is
ship with the' Army Enginllers ,before hie joined the State B)oard of Engi
neers, from which body ht was rec'ruit'ed for his prese'nt positton, brought
out two entirely new points which may have a decided bearing upon the
suggested change of policy by tilhe Commlllission. i. e.--that the weIght of the t
present "standard levee" has reached the limit of the river-banks' sus- A
taining power, and that secondly the silt-content of the river, does not
Increase in proportion to tlhe river's voltume. The first of these new fac
tors, will give the commission sotnethling to think about in any deternmina.
tion on its part to "build the leveets still higher." while the second one -
Is a big boost for the spillway th(,e principal engineering objection to which
has been the fear of its "silting up" by the top layer of the flood which
would pass through it.
The spillway presently proposed hbelow the city, is to have its sill
about 13 feet above low water. (16 feet on the Canal Street gauge) which
would be about 3 feet above the surface of the land at the river. It would
be over a mile wide, and five miles long to Lake Borgne. and having con
crete-lined sides from the river to said lake, with its endls and floor at S
the river heavily piled and concreted, would cost, including the land,
together with its two-mile viaduct and approaches, between four and five
million dollars. Mir. Klorer's statistical paper which was ably backed by
Engineer J. Y. Kemper who has made an exhaustive study of the spillway
proposition, being conclusive as to the complete breakdown of the "Levees
Only" theort, which unaided system was shown to be now actually threaten- Pi
ing the - very safety of New Orleans. as well as the entire territory below ir
Red River, made a profound impression upon all who heard it read. in. tit
cluding. it would seentm. the commission's mnembers as well as General Beach. P1
The commnission as representeid Iy its president. Col. Potter. agreed to ge
actively take tiup the matter at once, ao that within the next few monthis,
this momentous question will be settled. sa
If this spillway is put in, it will. according to the estimates of the th
local engineer committee. hold the presient 24 foot record flood-plane down It
to "21," whic'h means that a floodl like the recent one, with all levees hold- le
Sing, would send a sheet of water 5 feet thick and 6,o00, feet wide. through co
this opening! If these expectations are realized, two more of such safety n
Valves will likily be providied. perhaps on the West side, above the city,
i delivering this surplus water directly to the Gulf. r
This wouil mi-an that thi highest the old riv'ir could then ever go in
the future would be say "16." when the section helow Redl River with its mt
broad livees cut down wouli be entirely safe against the crevasse. bet
And thus would New Orleans become the really great city which she sl
has been so often pictured. su
As suggested however, it is not just now so much a question of "build
SIng up." an it is a questIon of a-tually safeguarding what we already have, i
which latter need as many see it. can only be made a reality my turning Ii
some of the surplus water out of the river, as soon as this can be done.
SThe people of Algiers should watch the development of this "lower river"' tr
Sdemand as made upon the St. Louis Commission and be ready to take part
In any further movement the local "Safe River Committee" may later on a
' find necessary.
Thoughtful. experienced, and ('omnpetent engineers say that the levees, atri
as a general proposition, cannot safely be built any higher, and we all know as
Sthat these present levees cannot hold out much higher water, while we en
all must know that there is higher water coming. sho
The spillway can save the situation, and we can get the spillway if we
behind the present movement which will insist that the government by
de for this section, this indispensable relief from its menacing river. tl
Herald would exhort all of our citizens, regardless of faction, to ext
this matter their serious attention.
We print in this issue,. a short paper on this subject, which was filed b
at this hearing. by Peter S. Lawton. In which he suggests that even if rors
there was a resultant shoaling of the river at this spillway, the same means thes
now employed for removing "bars" in the upper reaches of the river as jorl
well as at the jetties (where dredges are constantly required) might be 'q
utilized periodically at this point, at comparatively trivial expense. the
This suggestion would l-seem to overcome, in a practical way, the main Igig
objection heretofore held against the outlet, by the engineers, since, ac- muc
cording to Mr. Klorer. in his data taken from actual observations of the deni
Sewerage and Water Board at its big intake river-pipes, the silt-content of Was
the top layer of the flood (which would be taken off by this opening in the the
levee) would not likely materially "fill up" either the spillway itself or the cant
lake into which it would empty. natle
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THE HERALD EIGHTEEN YEARS AGO
Gleanings From Algiers News And Happings During
The First Week In September 1904, When
This Paper Was A Husky Infant
I .le vilng that HIerald readers, new ones as well as the faithful ol-timl.rs.
Rill Ie interested in a gllllupse of Al .li.rs evafnts aus retordled in this n..wl paper
exa't l" nineteen years ago. hI'i The .ratld I Has then only .ten ,ars old Iven
at that early age it wa- bristlizng wit.h freslh zlows chosen by tilhe salme editor
ntitd publtlher that is senriug }ou today. We trust our selectionus will prose
interestinll to all.
Th .,r( !rn .lnr.n n.l,..r i l. n l ll.u. r. ri. ui.r" Ot i ..r : . . 1. ;. 1 . . .. ..... . t... t ....
The German-Atiiran Democrat i
Club held a sp,'cial emeeting at Brei
.\irs. Annie Frances Ilhldron. mother
of Joseph ('arr. diedi at her residence,
1I5S Pelican avenue. DeI))eased was a
nliative of (;erm:any and was 7!9 years
The paroc·hial si hool in connection
with Trinity rLutheran ('hurch oplled
for the ses.Iion.
Mr. iGeorge BIrunssa tn Il.ft with the
state troops for thie St. Loui. fair.
Miss Irma Blanchard a Iipte.d the,
position at Itle ('anal steet ferry.
malde vacant by the resignation of
Miss BU~,si I)ixon.
The Social Club gavi. a penny party
at the home of .Mr. and Mrs. C.
Ilamnos, 427 Eliza street. Mtusic was
furnished by Langford'. (Orcihestra.
The \Woodlnten of t hI World un
ve\iled t\o ull elllllll nt l l - one in honor
of ('Captain Vii tir Zatarain in greein
good renietl'ry and the iother in hionor
of Alfried Pujol in (idd Fellows Rest.
lHon. Peter ('leuent dlil'red the adt
ldres ad Fratll es Statzkowil'i ri
cited at the Zataraini toiit, whil,
.Indge T. F. Malher dl,.ivr,,d the ad
dlre's and leahi Vanhirlinliti' recited
tii lile I'ujol tomb.
Foster ()lr -yd. .Ir-, was t,*ndered :
fat ALGERINES AT LAW.
•le Civil District Court.
in Succession of Alfred F. Marshall.
.Jr. judgment appointing adm in
'ht Widow fly. A. 'ollette to Widow
lie Rolt 1'. lurton. $5!7G 625. hlot. P'tolemy.
he ¶ Nunei~z. Trleche and ILawrvntlt-(;audet.
Is- ACCEPTANCES OF CONTRACTS.
ot El:ureka Ilomnst,,ad Socity, owner:.
ec- front lohn Minlo. i oltractor, prop
a- irtry. 'Pacific Elmira. Eliza and Ev'Elin.t
h WHY NEW OESGNS FOR OUR
h POSTAGE STAMPS ARE NEEDED
at Similarity in Colors and Portraits
`I" Causes Big Loss of Revenue to
,s W. Irving G;lo er, third assistant
n. postmstter general, lits replied to
w erlticistus r.l-,,rtedl in sotie quarters of
n. the Iproplirid chltlanges iin designs ,of
h. posting stulljmps which the lpoitulllast-er
0 general now has llundeir coll-tideraltion.
S Mr. (;.lover in a formutl statement
said the Impressionl seems to, prevail
re that the new Issue of stumplls was pro
SIn,ºsed because of a delire of stauip coli
_- lectors for new designs, whetn on the
h contrary changes In the designs were
y under olnsideration entirely because
the Ibest lnterests of the service war
n "In response to appeals of the post
master general for suggi.stions for the
betterment of the postal service, tlhou-i
sands of letters suggesting a new ls
sue of postage tampls have been re
ceived from employees of the postal
service, who have pointed out the ad- n
vluhillty of a more distinct variation a
In designs for postage stamlnps, as well I
as colors that do not possess striking
similarity," he said.
"The department knows that thou
sands of dollars In revenue are lost
yearly in the postal service, due to
striking similarity In stamps, as well
as little deviation In color, which pre
vents postal employees from detecting
short paid matter.
"This liability to error Is Increased
by cancellation which often obliterates
the numeral on the stamps to such an
extent that errors cannot be detected
promptly. In fact, the present Issue
bears so many features alike that ez
rors now made in handling mail with
these stamps attached are in the ma
jority of cases excusable.
"Particularly is this true In many of
the larger post offices, where artificial
light is necessarily being used. Inas
much as the stamps from 1 to 7 cents
denomination bear the portrait of
Washington and the ¢ to $5 bear
the portrait of Franklin, postal clerks
cannot easily distinguish the denomi
nation in the rapid handling of mail
because of the lack of distinctive fea
Glover also said that the prepara
tion of the new special delivery stamp
was very economical, the master die
only costing the government $438.91,
which was more than twice covered
by sale of these stamps to stamp col
lectors, for which no service was rea
Market Ratio of Gold and Silver.
At the present price of foreign sll
ve, 68 cents an ounce, an ounce of
gold, $20.67. is worth practically thirty
times the value of an ounce of silver.
The United States government paid
a dollar an ounce for silver produced
In the United States under a law
pMased during the World war. which
provided for selling about 300.000.000
Amerlean silver dollars, melted Into
bullion, to the English government,
and for the replacement of these sil
ver dollars by purchase of silver from
domestle producers at a dollar am
ounce, regardless of its world value.
0n this basis the ratio of gold to all
vt valoa is about twenty to one.
of his parntstit in ii Ptl-ican avniUe.
Triune Temple. Itatlhhornti. Sisttrs.
gave an entellrtallinment at Elmira
l'Pleasure ( Grounds. 'l'ht arrangemeiitrt
conlnlitte P a ; 'coiii mosed of .Mlines.
Janes . Sttewart. ('. WV. Danitl. L. V.
('tssanova. II. Myer, IF'. Amulto, T.
Sutheralanld and Miss Maggie Martin.
The ('hoir unild of Mount ()livt
Churclt gaiiv a lawn party at tll l
horne' of Mrs. ('. Johnson in felin an
A watler meter was installed iat
Mount Olivt, ('hurtlh, so that the
orgian etoll ble run bly it. The work
was dollte by the Kichl Iron Works.
Thi parochial schlool connectteld wit h
tli ('llhurch f th, ltHoly Name of Mary
wais r*eopetltl for tlit ntiw. session.
Work oin tlih W,'odlnllllll ItnIonumllIInt
in MltI tonoghvilt cet.ietery was Ihe
gun. The vollllllittit t in t h;rge was:
Hllenry Holt. 'Petr ('I"ntent. J. A. G;r
land . P. Maguire and G. W,. Pollock
Mr. Nit k M,'rx. on of our letter
carriers. reported for duty after a
talatioll of lift"itn days spent at tho
St. Louis fair.
"l'lit nam of lttn. IF. .. l)aniils
wa\i ti nttittlletl as a ae lld ate forit
Mayor. Ibut MIr. Datiiils dlentd that
he was a candidate for any office.
. . . . . .. . . . . . . ... . . . I
E.I . uirgis, owner: Thos. A. Keen
.& Co.. contractor:; lt,,rations andl im
prove'lllllts to property. 526-2s lollzny.
$10.Kl,0. Anmerican Surety Co.. of New
York. surt ty.
Ralphael Trogclair. owner and
builder: single cottage. Elmira.
Pacific, Socrates and Lamarque, $5fu.
L. A. Nelson. owner and builder;
bt ungaIloiwv, R:ellvill,, Eliza, E":v,.lina.
Burg ars Use Acid Test
On the Family Silverware
A !lteral application ,f thhe i
I test ". . : tattlhde by hn'r rs
I. ri u I'i-I'-l the hone ofi .I. A.tI
illies, I I:mll en. C onn.. dulring
fIle t'fm;: ily'1 :Ibhlen e. Th le - ur
' a r :0I" ia t with tho e n to
'-t IIe. qk:- l .ty ,.f theo fatmlly I
, r;.,r " m IIs f'er . ir . 'arli g tilt s cla
'I l r\;llie )I. -!ill llto IerI 'ure
"I. t,. ilt. 1i'" . . li.:1r' t.o..k ttrlhle
,; t 1." " '- ": I : n " : I u'irt
Free to Brag of It.
ir It ucks-Y,.s, I've ha, a rather
prosp;.erilus c 'retr. Dllrih the war
I made l In 3 n i" uut r f l ll i l. .
I r. I \- rox -_ _ ee. A iM ;, t 41w.:
. th i ti I " st inen l ct I ls,,'d u.p tut
mal'n, le:iti :t.,llar'.
The modern girl can't have much
malice In her heart. She Is always so
willing and ready to kiss and make
2nd. Congressional District
I announce myself as a
candidate for Congress from
the Second Congressional
Districts and respectfully
solicit your vote.
H. GARLAND DUPRE
"UNCROWNED KING" RETIRES
Col. T. E. Lawrence Resigns as Ad
viser in Arab Affairs.
('ol. T. E. Lawrence, who has Just
resigned as advi ser on Arab affairs to
the l'riti.sh col onirl, oll.ee, Inhas been
enlhed "the uncrown*d king of Ara
Hle Is only thirty-two years old, but
for two 1:ears was staff officer to the
Emir il.,ul (now king of Irak), coin
mIarIler in chief of the Arab army and
son of the king of Ilehdjaz.
SColonel Lawrence was so highly es
teelrnel that lihe as trrrtedrtd as a
sherifft and givenui the a1tiltl,,nal rank
of enmir, or prine. Heit ad. lpteli the
4idreis and speechl of the Ar;Is-an
easy task, for shortly aftter l:i lg
Oxford he t'became anll ort on Aral
-and g;ainiwt anl Intimate knll.iedge
To, ('olnel Lawrence more thai:n to
anty othlier Iman was due the revolt of
the king of hledJaz against the Turks.
lie raised an Arab army, 2tINUatO)
strong, antl so great was Its suicess
that the Turks offered an enonlormus
reward for the capture of its organ
%o'twith-tanding a *iomatn's flnd
ness for bargains, nothing makes hter
maddtlr than the suggestion that she
is wearing one of theml.
From the hlosital comes word from
a peilestrian who stood for his rights
against the motorists that he is now
stallding on crutches.
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