The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 8, 1950 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

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PAGE TWO BLYTHEVILUC (ARK.) COURIER NEWS _ • . _y t J Inundated Winnipeg Faces New Flood Threat Two New Crests * > -r-MBMp^^ga»^~^~-- -~^=y • __~ ~ Two New Crests Anticipated from Northern U. S. WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Mny 8 (AP)—Hundreds of blocks of this great prairie city lay beneath a sea of muddy water today as troops and civilian rolunteeu iroi'ked wearily to bolster sagging levees against a new flood threat, from North Dakota and Minnesota. Silt-laden water swirled through many Winnipeg streets, paralyzing communications and transporl on the outskirts, and authorities warned lhat the worst is yet to come. The city may face two flood crcsU as spring torrents pour down tho Red River from the rain-soaked northern United States. The first crest Is expected within the next few days. Warned In Fire Meanwhile, the Canadian Army warned some 1,500 residents In low lying areas to flee at once because the dikes might break at any time. More than 4,400 persons already have been evacuated from their homes, from hospitals nntl from the city Jail. An estimated 4,000 other .persons have fled from a do7en small Canadian towns engulfed by flriod waters In the 60-mile strclch from the U.S. border to Winnipeg. Brig:. R.E.A. Morton, flood relief director, said water 23 feet deep might soon pour over damaged sections of the dike protecting )uw- lying residential districts of suburban Norwood and Ea;i Kilrionan. "Danger Is Rci\l" "The danger Is real," he said. "Everything is continuing to be done to prevent a calamity." In * radio broadcast last night. Morton told worried citizens: "Don't panic. Obey all Instructions. Work If requested. Be calm and patient." More than 2,000 Winnipeg homes already have been abandoned to the flood and damage estimates range Into millions of dollars. The river rose two inches yesterday to a level of 27.3 feet- ..ore than nine feet above flood stase. Authorities said they expected the first crest might add four more /eel. The flood level heid steady at 27.6 feet this morning. Relief supplies are being poured Into Winnipeg—a city of 350.0CO— from all over the dominion. The. Royal Canadian Air Force Is flying In bedding and food for the refugees, who arc crowded Into railway cars, hotel dining rooms nnd private houses. Pumps Flown In Huge pumps have been flown In from Canadian Naval installation* on the West Coast. Three officers of tlie American and Canadian Red Cross arrived by plane yesterday to Inspect the city's relief set-up. Colin Herrle of Washington, D.C.. national director of disastre relief lor the American Red Cross, came ARTISTS WITHOUT ARMS -Despite the handicap of no arm, these two painters In Delsenhofen, Germany, run a nourishing art P^shwig business aod have become well-known palmers Bruno ArnUlf F l°h q1 rgp ''"• '° SI Ms " m> ln an at ' clde " 1 30 *«« ago Arnulf Erich Stcgmonn. right, was paralyzed when he wa« Two years old ami never regained use ol hi* arms ['he? employ ™° eral handicapped persons In Uieii business to see what contributions will be needed from the U.S. City Engineer w. D. Hurst said the river would have to climb another 10 feet before the whole flat prairies cily would be under water No one has predicted the would go that high. U.S. Army Engineers last night warned residents^ Emerson Manitoba, about three miles acrou the border from Pembina, N. D., that a river crest of 48 feet would hit In » l, w days. Convict Leaves Tower Roost alter 34 Hours WAUPUN, Wis.. May 8 W) — A sunburned, chilled convict climber, down from Wisconsin Stale Prison's M'ater tower Sunday" night after n 34-hour sit-down strike. "I guess it was one of those fool Ish things I have been doing all my life." Clarence Tomllnson, 2a, commented He was taken to the prison hospital for an examination, given some food and then put lo bed A psychiatric examlnaflon was scheduled for today. The prisoner clambered up the lower during the Saturday mornlni exercise period ts pocket* to raise « f und for two ™fdrei; orphaned Sundny. as a lomc and killed Mr. and° Mrs^r' hur Arsneau, Fire followed the ex- Pfoslon, attributed to either a Ba s or an oil stove. g At Grand Forks, where Hie Red -ake river Joins the rampaging Red aver now spreading over lowlands •U Winnipeg, Man., Canada, engl- Mosince's Mock Red Coup Results In Death for Two MOSINEE, Wis., May 8. W)—The people of Moslnee today mourned tile deaths of two community leaders who played prominent roles in last Monday's mock Communist Mayor Ralph Kronenwettcr, who was yanked from his bed by "Red troopers" at dawn of the May Day demonstration, died at Wausaii !!ospi(al Saturday night. He had iurfcred K cerebral hemorrhage Just jefoTC his village was "liberated" rom "Communist invaders" a week ago tonight. Ttie Rev. will La Brew Bennett 72. Methodist minister who put up a spirited make-believe struggle when thrown into a barbed wire 'concentration camp" that day, died •' his home Sunday of a heart at- Both men had entered with gusto Horse disrupts Open House CHICAGO, May 8. W 1 )—Joy Hoy. a lior.se which acted a.s stubborn as a mule, disrupted the Junior week open house program at Illinois In- stiiute of Technology yesterday. The liorsc appeared in a skit staged by members of Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity. The students had no trouble bringing the steed up two flights of winding stairs to the second floor auditorium in the institute building. But Joy Boy balked at descending ttie stairs he had climbed so willingly. Sfudents tried blindfolds, sugar, carrots, coaxing, hauling and shoving. He wouldn't budge. Finally, workmen built a ramp down the stairway and Joy Boy left the bulld- in rt - j- . . *"' ~""<ui,i, Clkgl- - - „ ,,. Lii 6vl;>lu >cers predated a 44 U> 45 foot crest ""« the spirit of American Lc|lon- J rue.sriay. They warned the cltv 'sponsored event. o brace Itself for the new flood I ^Zfletee'receS^ "" ' ** , Thc ««"»»' " s " "»« In Austral -^ - fan waters. Ing. Panamanian Republic Courting Investors PANAMA Panama, May 6. (/!>)— mama today offered foreign cap- tal a 25-year tax exemption "and other concessions on money Invested here. ^ : - ., An executive decree by President Arnulfo Arias said exemptions would apply to funds invested previously or In the future. 1 Such capital, the decree added, would be exempted from import duties on machinery and raw materials and from tuxes on Income i earned outside of Panama. J No Guns for Cats DETROIT, May S-0P/-The tom- caUi may be hard on William J, Button's sleep but he'll have to t» more careful how he deals with JjgNPAT, MAT8, lj»BO Sitlllitioi Acting under the careless use Are Termites Ruining Your Property? say that TermiU an inspection and gh-e'yofa^ ^aU "fl^" without cost. Our work to liLTeriTy''^ ArtlS as S ale P! anl Board-** hav, 12 year, of «p«- ,ence (o guarantee you satisfaction. • FREE INSPECTION • SUPERIOR TERMITE CO. H. C. Blankenship L j Zel , er 309 East Kentucky Phon. 2350 or 3579 Krf l,*kr Rlvrr Crests CROOKSTON, Minn., May 8. (AP)—The cicst of the riotous Red Lake River pushed downstream toward Grand Forfc.s, N.D. today aft- i er battering this northwestern ' Mlnnc-ola city yesterday for the second lime In two weeks. Meanwhile, Crookston dug into where I sit... /^ Joe Marsh Sandy Outsmarts Mr. Fox! Sandy Jnlmson tells me he had a lot uf trouble out on bis fsrm trying to keep the foxes from carrying off his turkeys. "Finally, nfier trying- just about everything, I installed an electric fence," lie said. "Haven't lost a turkey since. Put up two wires- one's 8 inches high, the other't 15 inches high—about a foot outside my field fence. "Poxes come snooping around only at nighl^so flint's -when I turn the juice on, and in the morning I turn it olF— otherwise those crazy turkeys that feel like flying might accidentally get the same electric treatment as Mr. Fox." 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