The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 5, 1951 · Page 5
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8, BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE fTVB Surging Rivers Again Menace East Kansas KANSAS omr, Kas., Sept. I. W>> —Surging rivers overflowed mew In eastern Kansas today and threatened Kansas City Industrial district* still recovering from last July's billion dollar Hood disaster. The rivers, fed by heavy rains, forced evacuation of farmers and • .lome town areas. p In Kansas City, Kas., Army engineers rushed bulldozers and other earth-moving equipment Into the Argentine and Armourdale districts. Both of these heavily industrialized sections 'are still digging out of the great flood of midsummer. Rising waters also were being watched with apprehension in the central Industrial district of Kansas City, Mo. Work continued around the clock in an effort to strengthen dikes along the Kansas River, the state's largest. Called Nation's "Worst" Federal officials have estimated damage In Missouri and Kansas from the July flood at $2,500,000,000. It has been called the nation's worst single disaster. Some dikes, wrecked by the flood, are still out and others are dotted with soft spots. At the state capital of Topeka. Mayor Kenneth WUke ordered the evacuation of North Topeka. one of the hardest hit' areas in July Approximately 2,500 of the 10.000 persons that inhabited the district before the flood had returned to their homes. An emergency shelter was set up In the Topeka Municipal Auditorium to house the refugees. Riven Overflowing Rivers already overflowing included the Smoky Hill, Salina, Republican. Mara is Des Cygnes, Neosho and Cottonwood. The Marais Des Cygnes spread nto part of the business district at Ottawa and also forced some owland residents from their homes. Near Emporia farmers moved Ivestock and equipment to higher ground. The weather bureau predicted he Kansas River would crest at 27 eet at Kansas City, but said additional rainfall could push it high- Because of weakened dikes, some Icodlng was considered a possibil- ty at the 27-foot stage. The crest was not expected un il 11 p.m. EST. Most oi the homes in the Argen- •ine and Armourdale districts are unoccupied and many have been condemned because of severe damage caused last July. , Burdick to Seek *End of Trading With Czechs WASHINGTON, Sept. 5. {O Rep. Burdiclc (R-ND) said today ht will offer legislation to lay the groundwork for ending trade with Czechoslovakia until that Communist nation releases William N. Oatls from a prison cell. "What I am driving at is to get that lellow out of jail," Burdick told a reporter. "Words won't do It, but action will. Congress must act, and act quickly." Congress already has aproved f resolution favoring suspension o: trade with Czechoslovakia until Oatis to freed, but the resolution does not have the force of law. Drifting Portuguese Land in Texas After 27 Days Helpless on Oceans GALVESTON. T«x, Sept. S. IPs— The two mdventurer* ir« Victor HEADS DEFENSE UNlT-^ess Larson, above, the government's general services administrator, has been named by President Truman to head the new defense materials procurement agency. Larson will have authority to buy strategic and critical materials at home and abroad. Book Title Puts Brand on Reds SAW FRANCISCO, Sept. 5. (API— Red Poland's delegation, which is expected to back any move Russia may make to stall the Japanese : Peac« Treaty, had State Depart- 'ment and city officials busy yester- Lrfiay trying to find a copy of a book. P The title: "Major Problems of "United States Foreign Policy." Livestock Journal Th« "Drovers' Journal," published by Harvey L. Good all at the Chicago Union stockyards, was the first livestock market paper pub. Ushed, with the first lisue being dated Jan. II, 1873. Playgrounds for the Kiddies Free Kiddie Car Rides Kids Under 12 FREE with Parents Shop Starts 7:15 p.m. Prmim 4732 No Mosquitoes—No Bugs Last Times Tonite — 2 Hit; HwrtOUFF umiTOREN Wter MM I,:: ItlDCCI —Plus mwin 'WITH Mn ' ram ERANGER-PIDGEON-NlVEti-NEWTON 2 Color Cartoons -MOX Phone 4621 Show Starts Weekdays 7:00 Sat.-San. 1:00 Always a Double Feature Last Times Tonite — 2 Hits Ptnoouol piMrcta ' WU1AH IOM IKlt H HOUtfH • CAULFHD • D£ WOUI I! ISWJKI J. FREEMAN • ARNOLD I R*«l Wheatley Song Short COTTON BOLL l'/ 2 Miles North of Blytheville on Highway 61 ENDS TONIGHT Dana Andrew, in Beachhead' Plus Two Cartoons Richard THURSDAY & FRIDAY Gaytty Gladncts! Melody Madnttst COOLEY AND Hll (AND DICK UNt HAL DERWIN SW MeltoR ONS OF THE PIONEERS . . CHUY REYES PPfi AND Mil IHUMIA IAND Plus 2 Cartoons & Comedy Guest Movie Ticket Nights Two Portugues* who set out for American In a small boat were brought ashore yesterday after pending 2V days at sea—the last our without food or water. A steamship, the S3 Oscar Char jlle, found them drifting helpless- y after a storm had broken their lib and mainmast. The Chapelle brought them to Galveston yesterday. The immigration service placed them In jail pending a hearing. Manuel Cattano, W. and EvarLsto Dasllva Caspar, 77, from For la Del- RI.TZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Wed.-Thurs. "IMITATION OF LIFE" Claudette Colbert Also News & Shorts NEW Air Conditioned By Refrigeration "Your Community Center" MANILA, ARK. Matinees Sat. & Sun. Ph. 58 gido, the A*ore* Castano, married and father of three, 1» a carpenter by tr»d«. Gaspar 1* unmarried and a seaman. Both were unemployed. Their families were sinking deeper Into poverty, so they decided to pool their abilities In an effort to reach America, they «ald. They built a 30-foot sailing crafl. a two-masted Job with an enclosed cabin. They steered by compass and set a course by the stars. They had nc charts. Twenty days sailing brought them across 800 miles of ocean, and Read Courier Newi Classified then they ran Into heavy weather. The storm lasted two days and the boat lay helnles: when it ended. They hoisted a distreu signal and on Aug. 2S the Chapelle cam* along and picked them up. Wednesday & Thursday "REFORMER AND THE REDHEAD" Dick Powell June Allyson Friday "Riding the Outlaw Trail Charles Starrett rr A GROWING VALUE More of your friends and neighbors have telephones than ever before. You can call more people, more people can call you. &* When your "cowboy" calls to beg for just a few more minutes of play with the gang... Isn't it a perfect example of how even those "little" telephone calls so often reassure and bring peace of mind' And when you remember that the average cost of each local call, including tax, is only about 2Vif... Can you think of a better bargain? Every "he//o" is o good buy FOR t ASTER LONG PISTANCI SIRVICI . . . CALL BY NUMtER Announcing... 7 HOUR LAUNDRY SHIRT FINISHING BOONE CLEANERS are proud to announce THURSDAY as the opening 'day of their new 7 HOUR LAUNDRY SHIRT FINISHING service. They have just completed installation of the New Prosperity Shirt Finishing Unit and will bring to Blytheville the fastest service and best quality in shirt finishing. OPEN HOUSE TOMORROW! You are cordially invited to attend our open house tomorrow and see the new 7 HOUR LAUNDRY SHIRT FINISHING unit in operation. You're sure-to agree that BOONE CLEANERS are "all set" to give you the shirt finish that you have always wanted! Don't forget! Come in tomorrow! All Shirts in by 9 a.m.— Out by 5p.m. No Tick-Up and Delivery One Day Service The Fastest Service and Best Quality In The City of Blytheville! BOONE CLEANERS 119 SOUTH THIRD PHONE 8144

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