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Avalanche-Journal (Newspaper) - December 18, 1960, Lubbock, Texas Millions commute new Yorks Complex transportation setup vulnerable to Snow by Arthur Everett new York pin last sunday a thin Snow began falling on new York City it was swept this Way and that by wind but it Clung stubbornly to the Earth unmelted in 24 degree temperature by dusk the cites streets were glazed and driving was Hazard Ous the intensity of the Snow storm was growing next morning new yorkers Many As three out of four employees absent the rest late in arriving it meant business losses at the height of the christinas shopping season of More than s150 million his Public libraries were port in connection with the crash closed for the first time in Mem Ory the Stock Exchange was de Man wins loses in crash trial los Angeles jury acquitted Richard e Loomis 45 of murder in an air plane crash death but convicted him of three lesser crimes Loomis was cleared of a Mur Der charge in the july 1 1m7 death of James k Gibbs Pilot of a Mosquito bomber owned by Loomis the jury found Loomis presi Dent of a Burbank Calif Aero nautical engineering firm guilty of destroying insured property conspiracy and making a false re Loomis attorney said he would Appeal played in opening for the first time Lyonais had bought the plane for in 26 years the United nations and insured it for 550000 general Assembly session was its right Landing gear failed to cancelled retract the prosecution charged negro Solon marries his White Secretary j san Juan puerto Rico a Adam Clayton Powell 52 Gro Clergyman and democratic congressman has married his 13 year old White Secretary Ivette Diago they were married Here Byj judge Edwin Cortes in a civil sunday morning december 181960 Lubbock Avalanche journal a3 programs planned City schools to dismiss for holidays wednesday ceremony and Are honeymooning in puerto Rico the Bride is a former room clerk at the Condado Beach hotel in san Juan the Landing gear had been tampered with so Loomis could col Lect insurance on the Craft Superior court judge Evelle j younger had recommended acquittal on the murder charge on the ground insufficient evidence was presented a Turkey dinner at noon tues Day together with special holi Day assemblies and homeroom parties in most of the cites pub Lic schools will highlight the three Day period preceding the beginning of the 12day Midwin Ter vacation All schools will be dismissed for the christinas holidays at the end of the class Day wednes Day and will resume on regular schedule tuesday Jan 3 announced sup Nat Williams homeroom parties set Christmas Assembly programs will be presented in secondary schools tuesday and wednesday and most homeroom parties will be Given on the same Days pro Grams and gift exchanges Are scheduled at most elementary schools wednesday afternoon j in addition to roast Turkey with tractors Are invited to have Bolij Day meal at a different school each year school business offices will re main open an extra Day dosing Lubbock Christian College Stu dents will be dismissed at 5 pm thursday and will return to Clas ses at 8 am Jan 3 dressing and Gravy the Holiday at the end of the Day thursday menu tuesday will include Cran Berry sauce mashed potatoes Coconut fruit Mold yeast Rolls with butter Date cake and milk no extra charge will be made for the tradition meal said mrs Nerinne stage director of school cafeteria services school administrative person Nel from the Central office will have lunch tuesday at the Tom s Lubbock High school cafeteria according to custom adminis and reopening on Jan 3 Christ Mas holidays for the maintenance and warehouse personnel will be Gin saturday and continue through monday and their new years Holiday will be observed Jan 2 Lubbock colleges will observe approximately the same Vaca Tion schedule Texas tech will close at the end of the class Day thursday and will resume operation at 8 am Jan 4 decrease noted in state traffic deaths Austin deaths have decreased 8 per cent so far in i960 the Texas department of Public safety reported saturday the Dps said there have been 2061 deaths this year compared with 2250 last year fatal Acci dents have decreased 10 per cent dropping from 1866 at this time last year to 1678 awoke to a full scale the worst since 1347 their schools were closed their traffic snarled their food supplies imperilled their Industry and Commerce smothered by 17 inches of Snow that drifted into piles several times that height in Many places forecast revised there Are hundreds of hamlets in America that take such a Snow storm in not occasionally but several times each year Why then did this Snow storm come so close to paralysing a big bustling dynamic City of eight million people some eight hours in Advance of the storm the weather Bureau had forecast Only a Chance of Snow then it revised the prediction to four inches or More explaining later that it tries to avoid specific figures so the element of Surprise played a role in the crippling effect of the storm nobody was fully prepared for its magnitude another Factor was the wind and cold it Doest take new York Long to get its Snow removal apparatus functioning in an Emer gency often its main arteries Are cleared almost before the Snow stops but this time the Drifting Snow dosed Back in almost As soon As the Snow lows passed and there was no subsequent melting to Drain it away Tough on citizens the combination led sanitation commissioner Paul Scrivante to observe this is the toughest snowstorm Ive seen in 24 years in the department it was Tough on new yorkers too although not As Tough As ii might have been coming on a sunday night the blizzard caught nearly everyone at Home Many stayed right there until the storm moved on had the blizzard struck on a weekday it might have caught millions on the move As lesser storms have done in the past the effect would have been brutal to understand what bad weather does to new York one must envision Manhattan for what it is a relatively Small Island with Only about 1s million persons living on it lots of commuters but into Manhattan each work ing Day comes a sizable percent age of the other 62 million per sons in the City and of the 20 million in the metropolitan area of new York Northern new Jer sey Westchester county and Southern Connecticut save by air or by sea there Are Only two Way for these Mil Lions to get in and out of Man Bridge or by Tunnel the latest storm did not dose the Bridges and tunnels As some have done in the in it self at any rate they stayed open but private cars and buses get to them because of roads dogged with Snow and fur ther impeded by abandoned vehicles this left Only two Means of get Ting in and out of subway or train the subway system bore up fairly Well All things considered most trains ran reasonably close to a schedule along underground routes but Many new York sub Way lines take to elevated tracks after they leave Manhattan Here switches dogged doors froze and other storm induced nuisances Pla Gued operations trains jammed commuter trains faced similar difficulties and because they have further to Trad their woes were compounded j on top of everything else tens of thousands of commuters who1 normally drive to work or take a bus pushed instead into trains and subways this slowed operations farther since the More people there Are boarding a train the longer it must stand in a station what did the storm mean to the average metropolitan new yorker Well it meant that if he was Home he get to work or if at work his chances of get Ting Home were slim his children go to school he use his car his supermarket was probably out of fresh milk and bread his apartment or Home May have been without heat be cause fuel trucks get through the drifts to go out at All he needed heavy boots and protective head Many Many new yorkers own neither 50 persons die it meant that if the new yorker had to shovel Snow he risked a heart attack some 50 persons died in the metropolitan area of storm mishaps Many of them brought on by abnormal exertion it meant the new yorkers doctor make Calls that his offices fac tories shops and restaurants were hopelessly understaffed with As abortion Law change urged in California los Angeles grand has recommended that California Law be changed to Al Low abortions where pregnancy results from Fordable rape incest or moral or in girls under the age of 14 the state now permits abortion Only where necessary to save the mothers life s richest bequest measures o for n Triune the new furniture classic discover the treasures of Triune Druxeis triumphs Trace its historic legacy Back through three centuries of furniture design then Admire How skilfully designers Henry and David Warren have blended 18th and 19th Century elegance with 20th Century function the enduring Woods feature genuine Sable mahogany with smartest accents of Walnut Burl youll love the italian Marble top insets you May also elect to have Many special pieces 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