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 - at and dairy AM the Storms Hit NW Corner of...
at and dairy AM the Storms Hit NW Corner of United States By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Winter hold an Icy, but slipping, grip Thursday on much of the Western part of the continent. Low temperatures sel records for mid-February in some sectors, while m j n i m u m 5 in Alaska "soared" above zero, ' Thermometers registered as low as 41 below zero in Montana, where two deaths were charged lo the cold. One was a raneher who was found dead in hia stalled car. The other died in a house fire. A g o v e r n m e n t vessel ran aground and sank in a severe snowstorm ,on the Northern British British Columbia Coast. The six men aboard were believed to have reached shore safely. Two Kennewick, Wash., men survived survived two days and nights beside a crashed airplane in the frigid Blue Mountains of northeastern Oregon. A rescue crew reached Karl Singhrs, 29, and Harry Rutledge, Rutledge, 42, Thursday afternoon ift- er a previous rescue mission had been forced back in subzero cold. In north central Washington, east of \Venalchec, many Douglas county county farmers were isolated for the fifth straight day because of snow drills up lo five and six feet deep on highways and roads. The snow barriers built up during two days of winds that brought blizzard-like conditions lo Ihe rolling wheat ranch countryside. County Engineer Pat Thomson called it an emergency condition, but there were no reports of any acute hardships for the marooned families. The wind had subsided Thursday and four rotary snow plows dug at the almost endless drifts. Sheriff Chester Bowers said most families keep ample provisions provisions on hand for such emergencies, emergencies, although members of one traveled 17 miles Wednesday with · propeller-driven inow lied to supplies. Broken power service was restored generally. ' Subzero Subzero cold prevailed in Uje am, with * minimum of 19 low zero reported. All schools closed. The counly seat of Waterville Waterville h'sd only one highway link lo the outside. Many rural schools were closed itlso in other northern counties In Washington. Oregon had a minimum of 20 below zero at Meacham, in the Mounlains, bul most of the-slate escaped the severe weather that T revMIed to the norlh. In Idaho, a'reading of 34 zero was reported at the noithern logging "icebox" of Bovill. Montana's 41 below was reported at EUislon. Traffic in the northwest northwest part of the state was to local travel of emergency nature nature because of blinding, wind- driven snow- t Other Montana temperatures included included -37 al Wcsl Yellowstone, al Bozeman, -33 al Buttc and -30 al Helena. The Helena Weather Bureau forecast was for ' "pronounced warming in nearly aU sections" Friday. Inlen!-To-Murder Charge Filed Against Morrison School Girl GOLDEN «i -- Charges of assault with intent to murder have been filed against a 37-year-old inmate accused of slashing thrco matrons of the Slate Industrial School for Girls at Morrison in escape attempt. The girl was specifically charged with assault on Mrs. Edilh Shut- flebarger, the matron most seriously seriously injured in the knife attack. Mrs. Betty Porlner, school superintendent, superintendent, said the three matrons matrons were slashed when a 175- pound girl inmate attempted to get keys to the dormitory building. building. The girl showed no remorse her actions, a school official said, and remarked of Mrs.'Shufflebarger, Mrs.'Shufflebarger, "I hope she dies."

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  1. Greeley Daily Tribune,
  2. 17 Feb 1956, Fri,
  3. Page 7

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