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VOL.UMK XXXIV-NO. 2%. BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE ntlMTNANT NPWSDAnpi) no xinnirru D«u, n "^ «^fci^ f f ^^ Blylhevllle Courier niythevllle Herald THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST Mississippi Valley Lender HlylhevIIIo Daily News MISSOUJU HKYT11KV11.LB. ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, MARCH SINGLE COPIES FIVE:CENTS FIVE DIE IN CALIFORNIA FLOOD Refuses To Indict Gov. Rivers' Mother Committee Makes Favorable Report On Expansion Measure WASHINGTON, Mar. 3. rupj — 'Hie,house naval affairs committee today favorably reported Uie $!,- MO.ODO.fjOO naval expansion bill, as fmbltterrrl controversy broke out ai'ounrl another war measure—the May bill lo lake the profits out of war. Reported more than a month after open hearings were started on .January 31, the naval expansion program provides $1,113,540,000 for construction of 40 war vessels. 22 auxiliary vessels and 050 airplanes to give the navy an aerial fighting force of 3,000 planes. Before voting, 20 lo 3. to report President Roosevelt's program to make American shores Impregnable, the committee adopted a "policy" amendment, offered by Chairman Cai-i vinson (Dem., Ga.) making it the intent of congress that the United States shall have a fleet able to prelect, both coasts at once. In effect the amendment commits the United stales to a policy enabling- establishment of Atlantic and Pacific fleets. Rear Admiral William G. Dubose, chief of naval construction, said such a fleet would recinlre expenditure of S3 000,000.000. Another amendment would authorize the president to designate such ship construction to the west const as considered necessary to assure yard facilities lo meet the requirements or national defense. v .A :third -.amendment provides' for _ ^Construction of a $3,000,000 dirigible urn 11 ITSTW10 NASHVILLE. Ark., Mar. 3 <W>> -ihe Howard county grand jn n , -today refused to Indict Mrs. H. C Kelly, mother of Gov. E. n Rivers of Georgia o n n charge of assault, with Intent in kin, Mrs. Kelly, who ]| ves nlone , u her home, in Mineral Springs, seven miles from here, had been! A n- charged with wounding J. R! Passe. Attorneys llll'll To Gov- local alderman and 'retliwl rail-I road man, hist November. At tin- time of the .shooting she made $500 appearance tond and waived preliminary hc-aring. The grand jury roturned the no 1 true bill aftr-r .icwal iluyx deliberation. Rivers .staunchly defended liis Austrian Djanger Spot— ernor As Hour of Ex- eculion Nears mother after vaii shot nnd n said she was "entirely justified in protecting her hoine against forcible intrusion." ,, •Uc^re-piace^ the' Los Angeles. Will Friday fyr Mrs. Dozter Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, two o'clock, at Cobb Funeral home' for ' Mrs. Lucy Do- Eier, 18. who died at-a Little Rock licspilal early yesterday. The Rev. George w. Patterson pastor of the First Christian church, will oftblate an<l burial will made "at Elmwood cemetery. be . Mrs. pouler, who lived here lor n iiuinljer. of years, Is survived by 1-wo sons. Lee Fisher of Little Rock a li:l Oliver Fisher, of Cooler, and . one daughter. Mrs. Lfzzlc Rudder of Helena. Is Named Transportation Chairman for Beauty Show Miss Nell Harris lias been appointed transportation chairman ol i this locality for the Mississippi Valley Beauty and Fashion show, to be held In St. Louis, April 3 A number of beauty shop owners nnd employes of Mississippi county are contemplating attending the show, held annually in St. Ixmls. when hairdressers from New York and other parts of the country are guest ntlsts. and advance hair style reviews of the latest dress are featured. Levine Family Reported Ready To Deal With Child's Abductors NEW ROOHELLE, N. Y., Mar. 3. (UP)— The Levine family has raised :be SBO.OOO ransom demanded by kidnapers for the return of petei- Levine and the way Is clear for negotiations, a source close to the family said today. Only setting ot the day and hour for delivery of the money remains to be settled, it was understood. before the prosperous New Rochellc lawyer, Murray Levine, attempts to buy back his 12-year-old son who disappeared a week ago today on his way home from school. /The, case automatically came under the.. jurisdiction of 41ie federal joverhment today when seven days hfld-'passed and the law presumed the. -boy had been taken across a state line. There was little Indication. however, that the G-men would act until LeVlnc had exhausted all means 'of negotiations: Will Landscape Grounds Of BIytheville Hospital The grounds of the Blythevllle Hospital will be landscaped -tomorrow in a project sponsored by the Blythevllle Garden club. : The large lot on whljli the .'Ity-owned' hospital 'is' Vjrated. has a number of plantings already and these will- be rcarrangej ana'evcr- ueens and blc-omin;.' shrubs aitcl- td under .the direction of .<xr.-en.-L This project is but one ot' several which this group has undertaken. Punds lor Oils project are wing ' rais;d by Die individual members by obtaining gifts from friends nnd a iajrr.:.,n or the money will be ip«nt on other public places. The evergreens and blooming shrubs for the BlythevllM Library landscaping, which were contributed by MI-. and Mr-;. A. Conway, - also bt planted tomorrow. terest <i;iiong the negroes of Plythevllle l.as caused much corn- rent aii.onT the cltixens of the -I'y. T.v:nt.v-fivc! cripe niyr'ii; bushes have Ven pin chased by Individual;, . Ark,, Mar. :i,ui') -Attorneys for Lester Brockelhursl loday abandoned hope lo suvc tile foiuleinnwl "<.-rime tourist" from death In the electric -.-hulr through slate court action nnd imide an un- pejil to Gov. C.-U-1 R Ba |t Pv fol . .„ 10-day stay or execution. ' Although the governor was ill nt his home his secretary at the capl- tol building said he would act on the plea some lime this niternoon 1 1'lie plea for a May of execution was taken lo Bailey after the state supreme court turned down a petition for a writ of ccrtloriirl which would have forced a sanity hearing for the blond Wller, who went hitchhiking wllh Ms sweetheart and I murdered three men. O. W. Wiggins, attorney, said the stay was sought to obtjilu time in which to perfect plans for an appeal to federal court. Bailey previously had refused to Intervene In the case and it was not believed fie would take any action »f this late hour. At Tucker prison farm Drockel- mirsCs head was shaved and officials said he would be .served his last meal shortly before midnight He is scheduled to die at dawn tomorrow. Held To Circuit Court On Chicken Theft Charge James Blackivood, of Manila, was held to circuit court follon-inB- a hearing i_u..munlclpai.couit yesterday on o charge of grand larceny The defendant, who is accused of stealing chickens, was allowed bond of $500. The case of J. \y. ycrnilllioa, also of Manila and 'who was arrested on a simiiaf charge, was dismissed. The arresls:\vere.'ii]ade by Constables Bill Shipp and Bill Haney. Lola Simpson anu o. C. Margerum, negroes, who were arrested ,by city police on charges of assault with deadly weapon, were fined $50 each but their fines were suspended The case of Vasalou Rlddick, who n-as arrested on a charge of malicious mischief, was continued: He was arrested by Deputy Constable Leonard Mayo. Mayo arrested four men on charges of .public drunkenness, Deputy Sheriff V. E. Tdmlinson arresf-: ed one man and there were two arrested by city police, all of whom were eliher fined $10 or posted bonds of similar amounts. KIEKESftEl Interest Austrian government troops and (police were thickly concentrated In Leoben, Llebnltz, Grnz, the capital, and other potential trouble centers of the pro-Nazi province of fstyria following Chancellor SohuscU- nlgg-s quick suppression of a reported attempt of Nazi leaders to inarch on Vienna with 50,000 men. : Graz, quaint, old-world lb,vvn ona of. whose- narrow, winding, streets Is shown 'iir'lhe ''photlTiibbve;: is' nn nrnied cnrap. Stock Prices NEW YORK, Mar. 3, (UP) Will Provide For 12,000 Families In State Instead Of 10,000" LITTLE ROCK, March 3 (UP)— Unemployment in Arkansas till* year resulted In allocation of $B75,- 000 additional funds to care for nearly 12,000 low-income farm families, state Farm Security Administration Director A. M, Rogers said today. Arkansas was allotted $875,000 of a total supplementary appropriation of $2.615,000 made to Region six, which embraces Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana, he said. ncjyv i^jn.rb, iviar, J. iUJ;— -"ypi uuu IAHUMUIIU, lie S31Q. Trading on financial and commod-1 Rogers said about $500,000 of Uie Ity markets continued dull today new rii "ds would be used In making OQ I r'trlarc tvtoln tn Itinrt • A *i> n i n«~ rchfthtlltjl t ifMl Ininc in In... (,,.,„.„,. Automotive exports for the United .._ ,, ,,. 1V , bj .-MUJJCJ - Beth Stpei 11 i ate in beautifying the yards of Boein? Al 29 l" their homes, and the negroes-- • wanted to be first, in rlclng work compared with July ot 193E. , TU T€LL YOU BY - BOB BURNS _ ivhen the negro exhibit building was landscaoed Night servs begin al 7:30 NEW YORK. Mar. . ton closed steady. open high . 921 . 924 . 928 . 937 . 939 Mar. May July Oct. Dec. Jan. I'll havet'a admit that city people can correct my kinfolks on the use of English and some other unimportant things like that, but when you come right down to re si common sense knowledge about the Important things, I'll put my klnfolks up against anybody. I^nst Sunday, after church tlie minister complained of havin' a headache. An elderly, society Indy spoke up and says "Well, if you Just put a cabbage leaf from the north end of a field on top of ydnr head, It'll cure it In a minute. 1 ' : My Grandma spoke up and says "That cabbage leaf won't do a mite of good unless you put a black button upside down on top of It," as traders maintained n walling attitude pending Washington developments. Prices sagged early but met support. AT&T 135 3 . 8 Anaconda Cop 33 ... . -- --. — 5 ,.,„„ itj , (lu ,,- ASEOC D G 7 lUUlon loans to approximately 10,------ 000 families. Tlie new allocation was expected to Increase the total rohabllltatton loans to low Income fanners of the state who arc unable lo obtain credit on reasonable terms elsewhere. Arkansas previously was allotted 33 $2,800.000 for making 1933 rehabil- n - tuition lnnn<; tn nnnrrwlrrtnini., i/\ Chrysler Coca Cola Gen Elcc 53 123 40 1- to nearly 12.000 families. . For the entire region, (he state flil ' e < ;to <' said, loans and advisory uen n,iec 49 )_4j"n<^.xvi sum, lumis anu advisory Gen Mot 34 5.31 assistance will be available to about Int. Harvest '. fj7 1-4 w - m fa " lll '<' s - Previously 32.000 33 5-8 : fnmilif>s '" (lie three stales were „ ~ I t/> riflvr* Hppn nfrtrvl Cotton MonlBoniery Ward 00 ,,-„ '• N Y Central ]8 |«> I Packard 4 5.5 Pet - an a.8 910 921 02-1 929 938 939 940 (UP)—Cot- low close 917 919 019 921 525 934 936 937 Simmons Socony Vac 15 Std Oil N J S2 1-4 927 937 937 939n Spots closed steady nt 927, up 3. Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS. Mar. 3. tUP) —Cotton futures closed steady lo- day, up one and two points. Mar. May July Oct. Dec. Jan. open high 932 932 935 935 941 948 949 950 941 948 951 950 low close 928 929 »3I 933 940 941 936 94$ 947 950 949 950 Spots closed quiet and unchang ed nt 941. Chicago Wheat open 85 low close Schenly DIM. • ......... ?>; 2 o 3-4 King of Italy Enters Mark Twain Group — - O t ,., ST. LOUIS (UP)—King Victor Texas Corp 41 3 . 4 ' Emmanuel of Italy lias accepted U S Steel ' 54 1.4; the honorary chairmanship of the — " [ Intel-national Mark Twain Society's Livestock BAST ST. LOUIS, III., March 3. (OP)—Hogs: receipts, 7,000 Top, 9.40 Heavy ti-elghts, 9.25-9.40 Light weights, 7.50-8,40 Bulk sows, 7.75-8.10 Cattle: receipts, 2,000 Steers, 7.40-8.75 Slaughter steers, 6.00-900 Mixed yearlings, heifers, 6 50-115 Slaughter heifers, 5.50-8 25' Beef cows, 5.00-5.75 Cutters and low cutters, 4.00-4.75 Chicago Corn ! numismatics committee. The king's ' acceptance was conveyed to Cyril Clemens, president of llie society, by Alessatidro Sa-vorgnan, Italian consul at St. Louis. The Italian monarch has written several books on coin collecting. May Jul. open low dose Police Station Here Assured If Necessary Funds Obt ' ained A short wave police radio station, with two-way communication between Memphis, Little Rock and Poplar Bluff or Jefferson City. Mo., Is to be established In Blythevllle If the sum of $1,000 is raised for the purchase of necessary equipment, It Is stated. • Arrangements for two-way communication' wilh the Little nock police station were made yesterday l» Little Rock by Clarence H. Wilson, a member of the state police board, Police Chief E. A. Rice, State policeman Eddie B, David! nnd C. L. Llntzenlch, owner of KLCN. local commercial broadcast- Ing station. Only One o{ 21 Defendants Io Denyi C h a v ges, Changes Position MOSCOW, Mni-ch 3. I Ol 1 )—Nicholas N. Krestlnsky, for nine years soviet ambassador lo Germany, threw n ollirmtlc foiieli of drnmn Into tlu- treason trial of 21 jjol- shevlk leaders today by making a sweeping udmlssion of till dinner* asalnsl. him. The bespectacled middle-used defendant, who despairingly fought for his lite yesterday by repudiating his confession nnd Blending not (jullly, reversed himself today nml abjcttly affirmed Ihc charged of espionage awl wrecking. Kresllnsky upset tradition mid precedent yesterday by declaring that 1»? -confessed In preliminary examination because he felt IIAvns useless to proclaim his Innocence except In open court. " Today Andrew Vlshlnsky, tho sharp tongucd prosecutor, asked him slernly; "Do you admit that you deceive the court when you say you withdrew from your Trotsky position? What in your statement of yesterday Is there but Trolskyisl provocation?" Krestlusky replied In n shaking voice: "Yesterday under the pressure of shame and the condition of being In the dock anil also because of Illness i said Hint instead of being ?«llty l was not guilty, i plead completely, guilty to all my crimes." Raymond Cartwright Plans E New Residence At Oiceola OSCEOLA. Ark.. March S.-Plahs are being drawn by u. a. Branson, Blytbevllle architect, for the new home • of Raymond Cartwvlght to be :liullt.on the Iot A recently fjjiir- chased from the Christian olnirch, In the -west end or town.; Ttia liornc" will be of clapboard ' eoii- sli-uotlon, with six rooms and'two. baths, ah- conditioned and steam lieatcd. Mr. Cartwright has sold his present home to the Christian Church to bo used as a parsonage. Contract -has been let for the two homes of Earl and Quy Rob- I bins, Oaceola merchants, on tho 'lots recently purchased by them on Highway 61 adjoining the Osceola Community House. Each home will bo of briclc construction with five rooms and modem Improvements and cost around four thousand dollars. Rotes Hear Cunningham Talk On Cordell Hull O, A. Cunningham spoke lo 40 members ot the notary club at heir weekly luncheon meeting' at tile Hotel Noble lodny. Ills subject •\^"An Appreciation ot cordoll AmoiiK (he KUCS(.S "I Uie meeting were Cecil itouerlson nnd Gilbert "hryiTOk, Jfottirluns from Drlnkley. 'ho were here In the Interests of Frank noolcy. a candidate lor district iioKrrnor of the liotniy clubs Other guesls were Hai-Lilll Banks, of the o.-iccoli\ club, and j. it. mnn, of iJUlo nock. Maverick's ^Resolution Increases 'Agitation For Inquiry Into Affairs \VASmNOTONr~MlU-. 1 3 (UPl- ncprcscnlattvo Mtmry Maverick (Dcra., Tex.) announced today he would introdiico in tho houso n new resolution calling for n Joint, congressional committee lo Investigate tho Tennessee Valley Aiithor- "y. Maverick said that ho had been preparing Mi resolution for 10 days and that tho new Inquiry demand ind charges by "Doctor. Arthur E Morgan, TVA ch'ajrman, made It the duly of Congress to libld an Inquiry. Tho resolution • would call for n lolnt committee of HVD members of the house and four senators instructed to Investigate: "1. Whether thn TVA has'mide Improper; and improvident contracts with Industries. 2. Whether farmers and domestic consumers have been deprived or elDctrlclty.j ^ 3.'trim'lack ol harmony "inline TVA dtfectoratc. 4. Tlio unwillingness of ni* board to disclose it,s policies. 6. Oliarges that the policies of tho board encourage litigation, j 0.'Whether employes of tho TVA'are supporting tho policies of private'.utilities. A frequency of 240S kilocycles In the police "band" lias been assigned to the proposed station by the federal commuiiicntloH.5 commission The ioo-wat station will be so equipped that police cars and cars of other peace officers In Mississippi county may receive messages sent from (he station. The Dud Cason. .post, of the American Legion Is cooperating in the movement to raise the $1.000, which is expected to be done by publlo subscription. Hale Building Sold To Hubbsrd, Mrs. Stevens The Hale building, located on the east side of Korth Second street between Main nnd Walnut Joe Lafayette Buck Reenlists In Navy Joe Lafayette Buck, son of Mrs. J. R. Buck, of near Blythcvlllo reenlisted in the navy at Little Rock Wednesday for another four year period. Joe first enlisted In the navy nt Little Rock on January 4Ui, 1827, as apprentice Seaman. During his eleven ye'irs naval service he has advanced himself to the rating of water tender, first class. His next advancement, for which he is now preparing himself, will be to chief water tender, the highest noncommissioned rating In his branch of the navy. His service In the navy has included duty on board the aircraft tender U. S. S. Wright, the aircraft carrier u. S. S. Lexington, the minelayer U. S. 3. Breese, and the battleship u. S. S. Tennessee, from which vessel ho was discharged on December 15, 1937. Buck has been visiting his mother since his discharge from the "navy last December. Shortly after his return home he was married v to Miss Esther Dunaway, daughter of Afr. and Mrs. R, N. Bi.hh;;i""~ J'T, "77 G. Dunaway. He left Little Rock to- a Ub s t ±" nd ,,.^ ^ "«• °: ***_.«" Norfolk, va.. where ho will Montie White, 22, Stabbed By Wilson White, 25, This Morning Montlo Wliite, 22, of Sleelo, Mo "' *" STRIKES SITE I 'i ** Los Apgeles Is Isolated^ Many Town Are Floodf' ed en in "•»" IUW C OSC 595-8 593-1 5 « 1-4 581-4 61 '-8 603-4 603-4 Cyclist for 50 Years Covers 60,000 BUCYRUS, O. (UP)—J. E. Swank bought his first bicycle 50 years age, has ridden nearly 60,000 miles since that time, and still rides approximately 1,400 miles a year. He uses it lo do business and family errands. , . . C. Stevens, who purchased the building rrom Irving K. Well, of New Orleans. x Tho S4 by 80 foot building, which was erected by E. A. Hale In number or years ago, Is occu by Morse and shop on the first floor. Practically f'H of the second floor is unoccupied. A fust night driver who has look- at the lights of .. k . , -,,.- .... ..... , ,ota D flS 63 1-8 92 1-2 82 3-*' car Is blind until he hal driven 873-4 88 1-8 -871.8- 873-8 tproxlmatsJy. 120 feet rSsVH^ According to the Bureau of Street Traffic Research located at Harvard University, If America had a more efficient street system, American people could buy 5,000,000 to 10,- ooo.ooo more automobiles, , ., receive assignment to new duty. Mrs. Buck plans to remain In Blytheville for the time being. "Back To Bible" Campaign Opens at Holiness Church Evangelist Louis A. Brown, or Phoenix, Ariz., 1s conducting a series of services known as I'A Back * "• ita vi acrvites Knuwji as 'A IfacK Mr. Hubbard said today that the; To Th e Bible Campaign" at the entire second floor will -be remod- H n ' ln(WJ1 nhnrch em tho ,-«».> «» eled and has been rented. G. o. Caudtll handled the deal. Cards which list rules and regulations covering the vehicles' operation are given to trailer travelers In Maine by slate police. The cards Holiness church on the comer of Lilly and Vine streets. The meetings which arc held every night at 7:30 o'clock are non. sectarian and an Invitation to come and hear the musical numbers and the messages was extended today. Sunday school services at 9:45 a. m. and a Young Polks meeting received when his 25-year-old brother, Wilson • White, stabbed him with a hand axe this morn- Ing In the yard of their homo. The blade of the axe intered his body near his heart and very close to his lung. The two Inch 'ash Is serious but physicians believe ho will recover unless complications develop. The cutting occurred shortly after eight o'clock and was a climax to a quarrel between the brothers which started at breakfast Members of the family declined to disclose the nature of the argument and said there would be no prosecution of the case. Miss Louise Haggard, sister of the men, was an eye witness tc the .affair. There was no fight. The elder brother picked up the farming tool and lunged at his brother during tho heated argument, It is said. The Injured man and his bride of three weeks, Wilson White and i their sister reside with their mo| ther, Mrs, Eva Haggard. Until a short time ago the brothers operated a service station at Steele. Neither is employed at this time. Victoria Isle Eskimos Face Food Shortage ^KDMONTON, A It a. (Up)-A shortage of caribou and flsh Is causing a famine among Eskimos Inhabiting Ice-bound Victoria Island, 1,450 miles northwest of E3- monton, according lo CapU Ernest Pasley, Arctic mariner and trader. The ex-Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer arrived here from the Island by plane, on his first visit "outside" In seven years. Ha s&ld that the natives in the lamine- slrlclten district now depend on seal meat. •••""•*• ~jr jva«, pui£i.c. me i-aiu3 n. in, BIIU ti xumig fvitis meeting are prepared by the police and Uie at 6:30 p. in. will be held Stindav Slit* Bureftii nf M/mlth - at »!,= ~\,,,,,,v, - •* of Health. at the church. . The 'House of Lords, English Parliamentary branch 1 , may transact certain business when there avl Ini.ii; ! -"" lc ~. w " c " "wre mucn comer toiugnt -with l are only three members present, temperature, « to «• Prkflty not nece.uai V ln*>l>tiUn<r «, r-ij „_.;„ ,.,-.-' _J? -.., ' ..?!*' not Chancellor, Including th Lord LOS ANGELAS, Ma. 3.' , (T)y Radio Telephone to Sap *»»«- cisco)—A devastating flood swept' through southern California "today 1 ,, fronf tho rnlp-drenched mountains lo iho. ocean, drowning dozens of persons and causing damage.esti- mated (U $25,000,000, As suddenly as it swirled In 'dur* l"ff Ihc night It began receding: shortly after dawn. Afs am..the weather bureau In this stricken and Isolated oily announced: "The crisis has passed." Do/.ons were drowned. Thousands of families fled before the onslaught of waters swirling down from the mountains through the streets ol metropolitan Los Angeles and its' far flung suburbs and many wertf marooned and in grave danger, i Major Disaster It was a disaster of the first or-'der. Tho emergency relief council .vns convened to cope with the worst crisis since It was organized Jurlng the Long Beach earthquake in 1933. .;: \ • . Los Angeles was isolated and cut'' Jff from all communlcatlons'exeept" ihort .wave radio. And by radio, nearby; towns sent Irantto calls lor' help. - . • -.ji., iiai persons were reported drawn*, ed today when the s&nta Ana river went over its banks north of Alverslde and reverted to the olJtn- nel from which It was dlvtrted'lrT 1882 santa Ana is 40 miles south or Loi Angelas , \, An amateur radio operator said he had, Intercepted a, mess»n|",Jrpm he sherurt office }n Hiverald* •airf'*' Ing f9r doctors and medical supplies. The rhesiage .mentioned ''casualties" at a school house.' Riverside was cut oft rrom .telephdnlo and telegraphic commuhlcafion.wlth the outsldo .world and' - was without power and.lights. - - . .;.: Streets' Become Elvers ' : •In Los Angeles proper, water rah r torrents through the streets. -,".:, •Collapses of pedestrian bridges and landslides . In the hlils that" Burled homes-under, tons of.dlrtt .ontrlbuted to.a rapidly increasing death, toll..'-.-..- . : , : . : -It was estimated that tha: dea4 already totaled at least 45 and that from 6,000 to 10,000 families were lomeless refugees. The United Press obtained its'] news from Los Angeles by radio - -elephone, the only means of com- r - nmiicatlau available. . " Back in the scenic, foothills/ mountain streams had filled flood control.- reservoirs to overflowing;'- 4nd thore was danger that any one T of several dams-'might crumble arid" -ause a worse' disaster. -'-•:'"•"• Rains abated early this morning : and only light showers were forecast for the day, which was heart- •' enlng news to .the-thousands ot- refugees crowded Into army camps,^ .Mllce stations, theaters and .public oulldlngs. . '"• Hailroads, Highways Blocked i SAN FRANCISCO, Mar. 3. (UP) —Railroads and highways between Los Angeles and San Francisco were blocked today by slides, wash- nits and deep water; > Transcontinental trains eastward : out of southern California' will be i topped probably for two days. Dam Breaks, Towns Flooded .",'. ANAHEIM, Calif., Mar. 3 (By Radio Phone to San Francisco)^ The Santa Ana river broke through levees here today and flooded the .owns of Atwooci, Fullerton, Buena Park, Anaheim and Garden Drove. At least four persons were known- Jead In Atwood . ; where the waters washed away many- buildings, rhere as one person . dead, and •'our missing at Fullerton. Because all telephone and tele- groph lines were down In this area tills dispatch was-sent from amateur radio station W6DUF, owned by G. R. Southerlen of La Kara, it •vas relayed to Reginald Tibbetts' short .wave station at Berkeley for .elivery to the- United Press In San Francisco. Owing to new sources of supply, mahogany Is now available as cheaply as oak and 13 returning to popular favor as a furnishing medium. WEATHER Arkansas—Pair, somewhat colder In east:and central portion! to^ night; Friday: parfiyiloudy. Memphis arid, vicinity—pair and much colder tonight -wJUi lowest erally fair arid, colder with rising tempemtunre- JSiturdij. .-;-,-• - :

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