Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 22, 1969 · Page 14
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14 · Northw** Arkantai tWW, taw, «pft », INf MVITTIVILU. *MUUIM Heightens Danger In 3 States Mississippi Flood Crest Moving Southward By TUG ASSOCIATED PRESS The flood crest of the Missis sippi liivcr pushed southward oday heightening the danger to cities in Iowa, Illinois and Missouri while farther north the vaters were receding. Concerted efforts by the cn- jre populations of some towns. and by elementary, high school a n d college students at others, had fought back the worst of the looding. In Minnesota and the Dakn- tas. the flood crest had passed, and evacuated residents includ- :ng more than 12.000 in Minot, ^.D.. waited for the water to jrain away so they could return home. In Neche. N.D., on one of the Tew rivers still rising--the Pcm- bina -workers reinforced crumbling dikes. UNDER CONTROL La Crosse, Wis. official?, said the situation was under control, and Mayor Warren Lovcland said "Our dikes are so strong and so secure \ve should have no more trouble unless we get a real had storm." Downstream nt Prairie du Chicn. the riverside section of the community of 5,800 was under several feet of water and residents were evacuated. The U.S. 18 highway bridge to Mar quetto, Town, with an approach under about two feet of swirling water, was closed to all but high-wheeled traffic. Along Iowa, Illinois and Missouri, the Mississippi rose w i t h a major crest still to come. St. Louis, n few miles downstream of the junction of the Mississippi with the water swollen Missouri, expected a crrst of 32 f e e t -- I wo feet over flood stage -- by Wednesday. But the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said the? crest would not cause extensive damage around St. Louis or points south Waters covered a wharf section of St. Louis and farm land near Alton. III., but little damage was reported. At East Dubuque. 111., in the extreme northwestern corner of .he state, a flood warning horn was installed to alert outlying residents if pumps behind the dikes cannot handle the heavy ·ain waters. Downstream at the Quad Cites _ Moline and Rock Island, III., and Davenport and Betten dorf, Iowa -- high schoolers helped strengthen dikes in preparation for the crest expected next week. In Andalusia. 111.. 15 m i l e s south of Moline. the whole town of 1.100 turned out to help build a two mile-long dike to protect the community from the Mississippi. The residents expected to complete the 15-foot-lall dike by tonight. . People from neighboring towns brought in food anc equipment while the women of the village manned Andalusia's fire station. RIVER WATCH Elsewhere around the country. Eastern and Southern states were keeping a watchfu. eve nn rising rivers and streams. In New England, a cold snap plowed the snow melt, relieving loud pressures in Vermont Jew Hampshire and Maine. Possible heavy showers pre dieted for today presented some flooding danger, and minor low- and flooding was expected to continue along the Connecticut iiver for several days. Minor overflows were reported in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina and Florida, with 'armers moving livestock to ligher ground along the Savan nah River in Georgia and the Apalachicola in Florida. Flood threats were also posed by the Sentee. Tombigbee Pearl and Big Black rivers, in the South and the Sulphur, Sa bine and lower Trinity rivers in Texas. New Organ For Adult Center Ira Spencer, pri-sidcnf of the 'uiinc.-i! »n Asiii!; and !\lrs. C. ('. (Jrider olt.servc as M i s s J u n e Hwiges plays ( h e n e w cram :it (lie C o m m u n i t y \ d n l l CrnliT. Miss Hodges, who i* leaving the Confer n r \ t imlh as program director. id I lie organ will he used In ve lessons as soon as plans ( ( r classes arc completed. A kih) for MIC ceramics class is also a recent acquisition for (lie Center at 1(18 West St. Walter Reif, one of the founders of the Center, has been named director of (he Center, and has assumed duties. (TIMESphoto by Ken Good) Brain Drain have gone showed. The survey. abroad, n survey I n d i a n brainpower, said 85 per cent of those who left India had which indicated passed in the first division NEW DELHI (AP) - Almost of .n'ula "istitmes^ tcchnohlsy a *rious"dValn on'tadly "needed "*»*« ranking) of studies. Quiet For Cabbies LONDON (AP)--London's fa mous upright taxis are going to be silenced, hut not in a way the passenger will notice. For years cabbies have complained about the noise in driving area. Acous tics engineers who checked into the complaints agreed with the drivers and now all new taxis will be fitted with sound-deaden ing systems. ^^ Parental Problem DETROIT (AP) -- Senior high school principals in Detroi have decided to toss the prob lem of the miniskirt to the par ents. "The senior high school prin cipals have agreed that dress i a matter for parents and not the schools," said Robert Baum gartner. Principal of Detroit' Cass Technical High School "Students can wear whateve: their parents permit as long a it is not disturbing to the class room." Baumgartner said the action was taken in the absence of a citywide directive from the board of education. He did no offer a definition, however, o what might be disturbing in classroom. I^K McKessen-Bexel SPRING SALE '/2 Price Thru April r^NHIH WM^^BI ROM! Raft To BeJahffday The 4th annual road rally, .sponsored by Alpha Phi Omega and the Society of Automotive Engineers, will be held Satur day. Three check points have been established on the 12-mile course n Northwest Arkansas. Contes tants will leave shortly after 1 a.m. from the starting point a the Stadium parking lot at the University of Arkansas. An entry fee will be assessex 'or each car entered and in :erested persons may registe: in the basement of the Studen Union from now until Friday The rally will have four clas ses, open, individual cars; team two cars per team; a powdei puff division with girl drive and navigator and a division for high school students. The course is expected to tak approximately two and one-hal hours. Book Exports LONDON(AP) -- British pub Ushers exported books wort more than $108 million in 1968 an increase of 16 per cent ovc the previous year. The rise wa attributed partly to visits b publishers to the Philippines Japan, Canada and Australia vlWMOT YOUNOSTOWN. 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