1949 Winter Storms South Dakota - Tom Malmay
Western S. D. Storm Relief In Full Gear PIERRE, Jan. 27. (UP)--South Dakota disaster operations full swing today to save ranch-istarvation an estimated 700,000 -* cattle in the blizzard-stricken] t h west river country. Disaster operations coordinator Rempfer said about 50 bulldozers bulldozers and other heavy equip- dol-l ment were assigned to the warm White western counties today to open roads and trails to starving livestock. livestock. Other equipment will be dis- Ipatched to other west-river counties as rapid as it can be mobilized, he added. Meanwhile, the federal government government has allotted $35,000 for cash di operations, in addition, emptied* t h B ^ 0 ^ nnnr^ristoH s Senator the gtate highway commission ,Â£ f r a j t f^ bfconfined'fo Â° Most Severe Area Federal Coornidator C. W. Anderson, Kansas City, Mo., told spent j in to ^e^thVarea includes most severely stricken area. He said that includes Jackson, Haakon and Meade counties and Pennington County east of Box Anderson, who attended a livestock men and of- Tuesday, said it was estimated that 700,000 of cattle, valued at 875,000,000, are threatened bv starvation hi ask-| aakon, Meade. Pennington, a new, Washabaugh and Shanis d i s a s t e r ^ counties . The disaster area, he said, also extends mto parts appropriation was money Butte, Fall River, Bennett counties. Ziebach and AVERT STARVATION RAPID CITY, Jan. 27. (UP)-Forty-three (UP)-Forty-three Cheyenne Reservation Reservation Indian families were saved from near starvation yesterday when an Air Force plane 3,000 pounds of food to them. Red Cross disaster worker R. S. Hanson said the plight of more than 200 persons was discovered discovered Tuesday during a recon- naisance flight. "They had only enough food for another day two," he said. The food was dropped by a plane out of Lqwry Field, Colo., the families comprise the Bridger community on the north bank of the Cheyenne River southeast of Howes. ' They have been snowbound that **** for could decided western there was mle sickness among the families. Hanson said he believes the human distress situation is improving. improving. "Give those people another another couple of days of good weather and they will make most of it."