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WPA workers & fish in canal, 3-18-1936

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W. P. A. Workers Aid In Flood

Blanket Orders By President Being Carried Out In This Section.

Acting under blanket authority given today by President Roosevelt for the use of WPA workers where ever they are needed in flood zones, S. C. Cromwell, WPA director for this area at Frederick, authorized the use of WPA men at Williamsport, Hancock and other places in this section.

Immediately following these orders, C. W. Hetzer, sub-director at Williamsport, organized all available WPA men there and equipped them with tools and trucks for service. The men had moved four or five families up to noon. They will continue work as long as they are needed.


District Deputy Game Warden Albert Crampton announced today that he had arranged to seine the levels of the C. and O. Canal as soon as the flood in the Potomac subsides to salvage bass and other game fish.

He will summon the help of sportsmen and others having licenses to aid with the work. All carp, suckers and other non-game fish will be given away. He said there is a fine of $25 to take any game fish out of season. This will apply to the seining.


Hagerstown Daily Mail


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Floods, Maryland, Cumberland, History; Cumberland (Md.),History.

Western Maryland, 1936

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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