Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on August 10, 1972 · Page 6
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Arkanicu TIMES, Thuri.. Aug. 10, 1972 rAYlTTIVILLl, ARKANSAS Hardest Work Still Ahead Floodwaters Recede But Devastation Remains After Agnes ,By LOUISE COOK · f A«so«l»J«l Press Writer Ths floodwaters of Tropical _ Storm Agnes are long gone, but . ths signs of devastation remain in the thousands of people still homeless, the hundreds of roads still Impassable and the acres of cropland still barren, An Associated Press survey of the area flooded fay Agnes from June 16 toVune 23 showed - massive 1 clean-up efforts have , provided at least the basic necessities of life foi the than 500,000 persons In more t h e East who suffered from the storm. The hardest work still lies ahead, however. ·The Department of Housing and Urban Development has ordered 9,250 mobile homes at a cost of about $50 million for the Wilkes Barre, Pa., region, tor example. But only three of 29 newly · designated trailer areas are complete. The Small Business Administration approved 714 loans total- ling about $2.2 million for damaged homes and businesses In West Virginia^ But it expects the final figure to reach $5 million for 1,600 loans. The Office of Emergency Preparedness said Wednesday that Agnes caused 118 deaths and more than $3 billion in property damage. It said 5,000 square miles cf land were inundated by .28,1 trillion gallons of water that fell and flooded communities along 4,500 miles of major rivers and 9.000 miles of streams and tributaries. RELIEF AVAILABLE OEP Director George Lincoln said that more than $2,2 billion in federal and private relief will be available to help rebuild. He said the ex- Mississippi ETV Outlet To Open JACKSON, Miss (AP) -- Op- · eration of the Mississippi Authority for educational tele vision's seventh network outlet ' f will begin Sept. 15, ; officials announced here. William R Smith Jr., execu- i " live director of the authority, said Wednesday WMAO, Channel that "Station 23 at Greenwood, will have a broadcast radius of approximately 60 miles over 19 counties. About 371,000 Mississippi residents and viewers in parts of Arkansas and Louisiana will be served by the station, located near Inverness, he s'aftj. "We are very much pleased that we are able to activate Channel 23 prior to.' the' beginning of our third school telec asting,' year of. in- Smilh said. pcndiUires represented "by fai the'.largest federal 'outlay, ever lo assist stales, counlics and cilles to spring back Into first- class'shape." But the statistics don't tell the whole story. They don'l tell about the hart crab industry in Marylanc where crabbers are catching more shellfish than ever, bui can't .sell them because ol health department reports that raw sewage was washed into Chesapeake Bay by the storm, They /don't tell about the Lemmerman Farm Market in Wyckoff, N.J., .which, for the first time. : in 33 years of ope,r- ation, ran out of corn by 11 a.m. oa Sunday morning --, a big sales day-- because floods had ruined the crops. And they don't tell about the Branch! family of Kingston, Pa Water filled the first floor o! Iheir house, warping every door and .window and wiping out al the furnishings. , , In most areas, the most criti cal problems are finding hoiis ing for the homeless and re pairing damaged streets and other city facilities. In Virginia, where 22 persons died and one is missing, Agnes caused damage totalling $167, 491,300 in 3 of the state's 96 counties. "As far as we can de termine, it was the state's worst flooding in terms of de structipn, cost and water leve -- just about everything," sait James Bradley of the Office of Civil Defense. $29 MILLION BILL ,Ninety-six houses were de stroyed; 1,346 suffered majoi damage; and 4,638 suffered mi nor damage. The total bill: al most $29 million. Six hundred miles of inter state, primary and secondary roads and 130 bridges were de stroyed.or damaged. The tola bill: $13 million. In New York State, where 2' counties were flooded, private property losses -.are estimated at more than {400 million, pub lie property. losses at $221 mi] lion and agricultural losses a $84 million. ; \ . The Small Business Adminis tratioii said that; 19,122 Homes and 1,723 businesses were de stroyed or damaged in lhe;sev eh hardestrhit counties.; Maryland officials won't even put a price tag on the damagi yet. But the federal govern ment alone is committed to spending $83 million for clean ing up the debris, repairing roads and bridges, fixing .util" t i e s , rebuilding datnagec s chools and mak i n g low-i nteresl loans to homeowners. In Ellicott City, Md., some entrepreneurs are giving tours of f l o o d areas at 50 cents a to in iiead with profits going storm victims. The tour IIKA'C GROCERY * im J 'Wesffork, Ark. 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.-7 Doy* a W»ek Thw« Prlw Good New thru Sat., AusutM2th Foremoit COTTAGE CHEESE - J4 S 45c Foremost BUTTERMILK 45c CHUCK or ARM ROAST Lb. Only YELLOW ONIONS _ _ . Lb. 15c CARROTS MA. Pkg. lOc Hy-Top All Purpose DETERGENT 'A., 1-Oz, CO _ BOX jyc COKE or PEPSI M Golden Bake BREAD Quart Size One Pound Loaves 5 for 89c Ward's Half Gallon FROZEN DELIGHT _ _ _ 39 C Griffin's Salad Dressing or SANDWICH SPREAD _ , uart 39c VALUABLE COUPON Fdger's COFFEE 59* WITH COUPON Thto Coupon good thru Sat,, Aug. 12atJlm'f ludes hollow stores on West Iain Street, condemned bust- esses and a walk through one uilding with holes In the floor, ESTIMATE Officials in Pennsylvania put le total flood damage at »2.5 lllion, That includes 68,000 omea and * nearly 3,000 small usinesses destroyed or dam- ged. Crop damage, soil ero- ion and loss of'livestock, farm ulldings and machinery Is fig- red at $270 million. The clean-up efforts haven't een without problems, the 1st- st of which occurred Wedhes- ay with a three-sided shouting natch in Wilkes-Barre, Pa,, In- olving HUD Secretary George Romncy, Gov. Milton J. Schapp and a crowd cf flood viollms. The* Democratic governor re^ novvcd his request (or tho fedcr- al govornnicnt to pay oft tho old mortgages cf families suffering heavy losses from Agnes, k v ' - ' Romney calle(l Sohapp's plan "unrcaHstlo and demogogtc" and said the governor was Jn r Jecling political Issues: into (he pioblem of flood recovery t ' ' Mln Matheson, head of th? local Flood Victims Action .Coun! ell, then pushed a picture of a devastated area In Roniney's fnce and shouted: "You don't give a cinmn whether we live or cum. wins custody | r j s h Religious Capital Rocked By Violence Of His 2 Daughters SANTA MONICA, Cnltt. (Al 1 ) -- Aclor Tony Curlls has won temporary custody of two daughters, Alexandra, 8 nml Allogrn,,6, from lli'olr G o r m a n actress Olirlslino K a u f f m a n , , ··,' ; n V, Curtis :sald in a complaint Hint tho children were sluiltlcd back and forth from country to country nnd were left wllh nn assox'lment . . o f ; , governesses while 1 In their'mother's custody. ·» Superior Court Judge Edward R. Brand on Wednesday set a custody-lienring tor Get, 9 and issued n restraining. order pro- venting iMls's KnUffrfaii from taking the children out of tli'e country. Alexandra and Allcgrn nre staying with" Curtis and 'his third i \vlfc; Leslie, in their Bel Ato iiome.v · . · , ' Curtis was Kaufmann fro married in 1963 to lo Miss BELFAST (AP) · ..ud gunfire rocked tho clly o f i Armngh, Iho religious capital ot n i t , Irolimil, Wednesday nlalit utter n day of mass protest by Northern Ireland's Koman Catholics. \ .'. Two bombs caused extensive rinmaSO' Im tho center ot the clty, : Avhoso 120,000 jxipulation Is half Calhollo. nnd 15 shols wore fired at troop patrols. There were no casualties, although one bullet buried Itself In a soldier's flak jacket. : The violence In the sent of Ireland's Protestant and Catholic archbishops lopped n day of gunfire and-riot across North- crn;Ireland as Catholics took lo the streets to mark llio first an nivcrsary of the British govern incut's internmenl-wilhout-triai laws. Fierce rioting was triggered in Belfast by Ihc capture ot IRA guerrilla leader Martin and women · luivlintf five tombs nd rocks boBlogcrt more l i n n 50isoldlors in the Anloync district, Mcolmil's stronghold, 111? troops filially drove tha mou off \vith rubber builds. . . MOST HUNTED Tlio'cnpluro ot Mcolinn, one of tlie'inosl hunted IRA room- bors, demonstrated that sum Calhollo strongholds as the Ardoyno ceased to bo havens for IRA gunmen when llio British Iroops opened them up 50 days . ,, ,,., a not known whether Median, a 26-year-old stevedore, would tie put on trial or Interned, He escaped trom in ternmoiit last November. The IRA said In a statement that Mohan gave himself tip lo a v o i d bloodshot! "by those thugs in uniform." But the army said shols were fired at n patrol as it stormed a house in which Meehan had taken rcf ago. U nlnK , Wlllinm London oti hl-i , Dl a , sl would DomoorBlo «nd"Uj»rPnrl)r, tlio inodorato Cnthollo party I" Uortliern Ireland, The fooling Ir, H i n t . Wlillolnw inond' phasing complotly within Ho ««'{«*, weeks. Ho has released aboia V 0 o o f 8 o m o 7 0 0 w h o w o r e i t · tied, and inodorato Cflll °!* loaders nro demandtnU thai the- rest be freed. 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