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of water, water. was the householders blankets and to flow and had held They as $4,850,000.000 continued for the bodies. As ' mopping-up , operations started in the little town of Berea, in .Ritchie County, the village folk told a tale of fruitless heroism heroism on the part of an elderly brother and. sister. or Parliament. spokesman William Gribble, 72, of Cleve- land, Ohio, and his sister, Mrs. 1 Clara Bee, 70, of Berea, started;order. out to warn people in the home! of GroverKoontz. They ly reached the low-lying home on the banks of Hughs River just as a wall v of water struck it. Besides the brother and sister, two women and two children were drowned. Townspeople look- . . , i - * They apparent-j r--lvino 1 Unmo r\n ed on helplessly as. the home was a the swept away. Their bodies have been recovered. recovered. The three persons still missing missing were not identified. some looting was going on in the Salem area. About 125 members of the National National Guard, most of them from the 1092nd Engineer Combat Battalion of Parkersburg, remain- jto A diplomat ed on duty throughout the flood areas today. 4 _ -- · j m The Guard sent a 3,000 gallon water tank and purification tern wuh pump HKO the Smith-;a burg-area. itake. Some officials said

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  1. Beckley Post-Herald,
  2. 27 Jun 1950, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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