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   About this time that old Roman god, Pluto, must have

decided that he did not approve of the use of his name 

for the new element being manufactured by Richland people.

At any rate, he or someone else with influence, persuaded 

that other mythological deity, Jupe Pluvius, to make it rain

copiously along the headwaters of the Columbia and this,  

plus melting mountain snows brought the threat on an unruly 

river to our door.  Then just after the new two-lane, threstle-

type bridge over the Yakima  River was finished, the predicted 

flood waters arrived.  The main high-way connection Richland 

with the "outside world," despite all efforts to the contrary, 

was severed so that neither the new bridge nor the old one 

paralleling it could be used.


For weeks all the resources at hand were thrown into the 

desperate battle to keep flood damage to a minimum.  Most of 

the Village was not threatened with inundation, being situated 

on relatively high ground, but a miraculous mile-long dike 

prevented excessive damage to community facilities.

        Calendar of Events

	MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1948

	MOBILE KANGAROO COURT

8:00 - 9:15AM - J.R. "Russ" Hurt

11:00 - 12:00 Noon - Dr. O.H. Greager

1:30 -   3:00 PM - C.C. "Trusty"  Tallman

3:00 -   4:00 PM - R.S. "Bob" Bell

4:00 -   5:00 PM - C.N. "Charlie" Gross

5:00 -   6:00 PM - Harvey Stoller

7:00 - 8:00PM - R.C. "Roy" Hageman


9:15AM - AIR SHOW

	Mass flight of Civil Air Patrol Planes over

	Richland  and North Richland


9:30AM - PARADE


11:00AM - CONCESSIONS ............ Bomber Bowl


11:30AM - MOVIE PREMIERE

	Richland, Village and North Star Theaters

	Premiere of "Cisco Kid" for children only at

	All three theaters in Richland and North 

	Richland. Hollywood Stars in person.

		Continued on Page 27

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