The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 13, 1950 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, May 13, 1950
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TAGE EIGHT Arkansas Rivers Still Rising BLYTHEVILU3 (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, MAY 18, 105* White River Is Out on Lowland; Two Others Up LITTLE ROCK, May 13. (/!>>—White River's surging f lood wa (ers rose hi gher a nd spread ou I over m ore lowlands today. But r while still on the rise, little- danger was foreseen on two other bloated Arkansas rivers—the Arkansas and the Black. While It was overflowing large areas and mining crops in many areas, the White REvcr's vise slowed down at upstream Cot i or. The stngc there this morning was 35.97 feet and the river appeared to be slwut ready to crest. Cotter's flood stage is 21 feet. The White hit hard at Calico Rock, where it reached a singe of 33 feet—19 feet above flood level, •this morning and slil] wa.s rising. The eastern section of Ihe business district was under water. Water was running across the main downtown street and four business establishments were flooded, A tourist court was completely inundated. lioswcll FiooiTcd Most of the community of Boswell was inundated, the water being above some housetops. At Batesvillp, the surging waters reached 35.4 feel—12.4 above flood level—and continued rising at the rate of .2 feet an hour. Batesville itself is on high ground and wtis out of danpcr. Hut the city's riverfront stadium, where an annual water carnival Ls held, was virtuuUy covered with water. Only th.j lop three rows of seats were shov/mg this morning. The Missouri Pacific Railroad's roundhouse at Cotter was standing in about a foot of water and part of the switchyard was inunrUted. The main tracks remained ;meii, however, find trains were running. Highways Closed Highways 14 between BaU?svi n o and Newport and 25 near Lynn were closed by the White and Strawberry rivers, respectively. Lowland residents nlon^ tbe White, accustomed to floadwatxs, liad ubout a three-day warning on the present flood and all were believed to have evacuated the inundated areas In plenty of timr. They fl!so hnd time to remove much livestock and equipment U. S. Engineers set up a palrcl on the Ja?i;sonport Levee on the Black River just above its junction with the White near Newport, They were frankly gloomy over the prospect of holding that Important*barrier to floodwaters if the river to a predicted 33 fo 34-fooc "The levee there has held at Ji-i feet," nn official said this morning, "but if it goes to 32 feel ov more it will probably be topped." EvacnarioTi rj^ircil At Newport, Red Cross Disa.s. Relief Chairman Judson Housjh'., said preparations were being mane to evacuate possibly 300 persrns from lowland. 1 ; an d from back of the levee. Living quarters were being set UK In the National Guard Armor:;, in the school buildings and at tin" airport for the refugees. Engineers said that thousands :.f acres of fertite lands would be flooded if the Icvcc is topjwd. It war, bit topped in 1945. The White began falling this morn- Ing at both Poplar Bluff and Evening Shade. At Newport Ihe river WPS only a. fraction above flood stage r>f 2G feet, but was rising rapidly. On tlie Arkansas the citu;Uion app eared much casie r %vj 111 a 3! to 32-foot crest expected today for Fort Smith and Van Burcr.. Tlie river rose seven feet at Little Rock in the past 24 hou.'.s ami was expected to go one to two feet above flood stage of 23 feet here on Monday. NO serious damage is expected to result, however. At Dardanelle, the Arkan.s.ts was nearly six feet above flood s'.nye of 22 feet this morning and w:is expected to crest there at 2H feet to- Obituaries Miss Lola Fofkes Dies in Illinois Graveside rites for Miss Lola Folkes, 33, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Monctte Cemetery. Her body is being returned from 1'eoria, 111., where she died Thursday, after a brief Illness. Survivors include three sisters Mrs. Zona Walkins of Marmaduke. Mrs. Elsie Flcmming of Blytbeville, and Mrs. Kthel Gullcdg of I'coria. with who she had made her home since leaving Hlythoville about a year aso; two brothers, Roscoc Folkes of I'aragould, and L. V. Folkes of Arburfr, Mo. Miss Folkes was born at Walnut Ridsc on Sept. 12, 1916. Cobb Funeral Home of Blyllic- villc is in charge. Weaver Services To Be Tomorrow Funeral fcrvices for MLss Vera Weaver, 47. will be conducted nt 2:30 p.m. tomorrow at Boo ne's Chapel at Slcele, Mo., by Hie Rev. Marvin Hniney. Miss Weaver, who resided at Gibson Bayou, Mir, died yesterday. Survivors include her mother ind stepfather. Mr, and Mrs. Roy Whit- tenbtirs; a brother, Frankie Weaver; three nephews and a, niece, all living nt Slecle. German Funeral Home is in charge of ariungeincnls aiut will direct burial In Hopkins Cemetery nt Gibson Bayou. Continued from Pace ] guarded approval in principle, a Western spokesman snid. The spo'rip.smrm .-mid the ministers could not take any definite stand on the plnn, however, until till the details were .surveyed. Schuniiin will discuss the det-aits of hi.s proposal with the three allied high commissioners for cicnn.tiiy on Sunday, n French informntTl said. The Big Three foreign ministers issued two formal statements on Germany. One reaffirmed their Intention to .stay in Berlin and to feck free elections in tho city so that it "may take its dflb place In a Tree and united Germany." Th e other accused Rti&sln of "grave disregard for human rights." State's 7 49 Cotton Production Up LITTLE ROCK. May 13. Iff,— The 1949 Arfcnnsas cotton crnp of t,- 632.000 bales was tlic fourli larccst in history, the Crop Rc]iortini> Hor- vicc .said yesterday. In its final 19M cotton report, the service said the value of !iist = ^eip~'.s crop has been computed at —&i&l,054,000. Tlie price average ^8 ecnUs n pound. Arkansas' largest cotton crop was Brown In 1948, when (lie state produced 1.982.000 bales which sold for $:I45,23!),000. morrow. Lowlands ami fnrinlruuls located inside the levees were the on'.v otirs expected to suffer scriou^y from the lower Arkansas flfXHl. Elm Street School Students Present Five Operettas A scries of operettas will be presented by pupils of tlie ISIm Street Elementary School during the closing week nt Hie school yenr. Little Red Riding Hood, In three acts, will be presented Monday nielli by pupils of the first tirades. under the supervision of Octavia' Shivers niicl Olllc Summerall. Red HidiiiK Hood will be portrayed by Joyce Olivia Rhodes: the wolf by Theodore Bates; the woodsman by Roosevelt Wells, and the grandmother by Helen Wells. Oil Hie Hriad to Moonli;;hl. Town, one nri. will be presented Tuesday nifiht by pupils of the second srade under direction of Willie Mac Robinson. PJula Home will portray the part of J-'ay, who was rescued by fairies of Moonlight Town. Another one act play to be given Tuesday nlf-ht Is The King Who \Va.s Sad. starring George Thomas and Geraldine Gadrlis as the king and queen. Directors of the third and fourth grade students are Artis '/,. Sawyers and Eva M. Hollis. Wednesday night members of the fifth and sixth grades under the direction of Be.'sic P. Tvy and Ixittio I" McCoy will present Rumpctstilt- skln, In three acts. Rumpelstiltskin will be played by Herman Strickland, the miller by Percy Jackson. and his daughter by Dorothy Brown. New Liberty News H. E. Lous .spent Tlmrsdiiy ii Memphis with his daughter, Mis Frances Lony, who is a patient n the Baptist Hospilul. Mr. find Mr.s. J. C. Willinmr. niu son. Billy, and Mrs. Olin Hrurisoi. of HiytlieviLle spent We<lne.sctay in Dexter. Mo. air. and Mrs. Clayton ilolder, Mr. and Mrs. Chariie Clicks and daughter, Noniia, spent Suiuhiy in Memphis with Miss Prances Long wlio is a iiatlent at the Baptist Hospital. Miss Long is a sister of Mrs. Hicks niui Mrs. Holder. Mrs. .1. M. Aycock, who suffered a broken hip lust November, has returned lo her home much improved. Following some time in the Walls Hospital. Mrs. Aycock made her liome with Mrt and Mrs. \V. a Aycock. Commencement Activities for Gosnell Seniors fo Be Launched Tomorrow Commnnccmcnt nativities lor tha Oosucll HlKh School will begin with baccalaureate services at 11 a.m. tomorrow, ami on Thursday at 8 p.m. It. W. IMunkett, iis-socinte pro- Itasor of join nalLsm at Arkansas Stale College at Jonesuoro will give the commencement address. The Rev. I,ce Amlrrcoii, pastor of the GoMiell Methodist Church, will jjre.lciit tlie baccalaureate scr- inoii at the GcKiicll Methodist Cliurcli. T!ie honor students and students with outstanding achievement arc to be announced Monday after results of fin;il examinations liave ji'fn determined. The valedictorian and sahltata- inn (hie to rect'ivn seholar- .'litps. along witli (tie ovttatantlliiK dents in tlie commercial fiel<is. Tlie awards will not be presented until tlie Thursday night commencement. Ross Ciildwell, Sr., president of the board of education at Gosnell will present the 20 graduates, and ,1. K. Ilnrri.', hi£h school principal, will introduce the speaker. The !<radimting class will leave on May 28 for their annual senior trip. They will visit Rockavrny lieach. Mo. The graduates me Glr-ndora Alley, Kli/:itu'th BetLs. Earnest frank- lin Brown, Margery Glair Cagle, Opal Elizabeth Cain, Maxinc Davis, Dplore.s Ami f)onner, Malcolm Raymond Doyle, J. W. Ktnory, Hclla RFC to Resume Mortgage Buys WASHINGTON, May 13. (AP) — After a two-month halt, Hie Recon- st-i uctlon Finance Corporation is ready (o resume buyinji home movt.^.if;e.s hut with certain restrictions. Chairman Hurley nice said yesterday the RFC'.s mortKagc-huving subsitliary, the Federal National Mortgage A. c .sfK;iation will buy only mortga?e.s which: (I)—Fhivc been guaranteed by Ihe Veteran's Adminislration or insured by the Federal Housing Administration since March i. and (21—have been held by thn mort- !5:iRC lender "at least two months" before being offered for Oilier officials sairl there will be further restrictions aimcrt at p stretching out the S2r>i),030,cofl of I new buying ixiwcr Congress voted I FNMA month. SHOW STARTS 7:30 r.M. Sulunkiy ."THE WILDCAT OF TUCSON" Wild Kilt i:ilinlt Evelyn Vouns Saturday Midnilc Show STARTS II VM. "DYNAMITE" Virginia Welles Sunday Only "APARTMENT FOR PEGGY" (IX TICCIINICUI.OR} .Toannc (Vain William IluWcn Monday Nile — 2 Shows All I'rorccrts Co to Hie Mcllioilisf Church "HOLLYWOOD VARIETIES" Uobcrt Alila Honsitr Ilol Shols A VAUlHlVlU.i: SHOW ON T1IK SCKKKN Today Only — 2 Big Hits RAHDOtPH SCOTT AHH RICHARDS ® Also Swell Co-Hif Itl * *V ™Bp m HEART-WARHIKC ADVEHTUREf Plus Serial — Carfoon © Sun.-Mon. o First Blytheville Showing Double Manhunt/ niMio oi IHE SPOT FN OLD MEXICO \lsn Two Hig Color Cartoons L. w. riunkcil Jack FJOV,ers. -Earl Gann, Jr., Ge aldine CroMkno Gann, Merlin Pa Gann, Richard L. Hail, Minn Until Krccli, Carl Boyd Ledbettcr, .lev,cll UP Lucius, Sylvia Jst Moody, I5flllie Jean Reagan, ai d Harold Ward. Canadian River Continues Rising WINNIPEG, Man., May 13. (Al>) —Tin' still-Hooding Red River resumed its slow rise here early today after a six-hour levelling off. A U.S. expert said tlie river's highest water was at least 65 milts away Irorn the cily. From 8 p.m. U> 2:30 a.m. (CDT) the level of the Red and il.s two tributaries held at 30 feet, 12 feet above flood stage. Then, toward dawn, a half-inch rise was recorded. EDSON Continued from Page 4 stowed up the sub have been knocked off. But experiments are IJLMIIK made In firing V-l rockets from subs. Thc-sc rockets have a. raii^e of 1500 miles at a speed of 350 miles an honr. So the firepower of the sub may \ic greatly increased. Other hulls are being converted into radar-picket .submarines, for early warning against enemy aircraft, far ut sea. All these modern - imi subs ate, of course, being .squipped with tile "snorkels" brea- Ihhis tube, which permits cruising submerged on Diesel engine power. Instead of on slower batteries. But even the electric power lias been speeded np, Two Subs Filled to Carry Troops Two of the old fleet-type subs have been converted into trans- |H>ris. Each v/ill carry 100 Marines and full equipment. Still another of the old hulls has been -converted into an "oiler"—a submarine supply ship intended to refuel combat- subs at sea. New developments in underwater communications make the detection of enemy .su'muirincs much more acenmte. Wliile the Russians may have advantage in numbers of .submarines, the United States is now believed to have the advantage in anti-submarine warfare, due lo the higher technical skill of thi* country. lint the use of ntomiL'-powcred submarines and of torpedoes carrying atomic warheads is still loo far in the future to be a factor. Perhaps the urea test asset which Ihe U. S. submarine service lias, however, is : n ;ts manpower. It is strictly a volunteer service, and anyone hi it who doesn't like it can ;et out by complaining. The reason is that the submarine service always has a waitir; list, from recruits up through Annapolis graduates. There Ls less of the old Nuvy stuffiness about the mbiimlu, service than any other branch. Submarines have their traditions, their tall tales and their pride, but they aren't rubbed In on ouslders. Living in pretty close quarters, the officers, petty officers, ratings and enlisted men eat the same food out of the same galley. There Is an easy familiarity without any apparent loss of-discipline or closa teamwork. Practically every one of some 80 civilians attending a week-long orientation course at the Norfolk base came away more impressed by the submarines than by anything the Navy had to show. 3 C<s?s Damaged Slightly in Wreck Three autos were damaged slightly yesterday afternoon in an accident at. the corner of Franklin and Vine Streets. A vehicle driven by Mrs. Kenneth Loveless, 12-1 East Vine Street, was damaged slightly on the left front. The trunk and left front of an automobile driven by M. w. McGhce of Essex, Mo., also was smashed as was a bumper of thn third car. driven by Joe M. Ward, Ackerman, MLss. Mrs. Loveless' car bumped inln that driven by McOhcc which in turn hit Ward's car which was parked at the curl). No charges were filed. In Municipal Court today. Calvin Smith forfeited S35.25 bond on a charge of driving while intoxicated. Y/ifrh the Courts Chancery: Kthel Alexander vs. S. C. Alexander, suit for divorce, Mrs. Unchcl Wood vs. Clyde E. Wood, suit for divorce. Neqno Deaths Service. 1 ! for Andrew McOwens who died M:iy 10 in Osceoln at the aye of 92, will be'conducted Sunday at the Salem Baptist Church with Rev. W. J. Johnson in cixurfjc. One daughter and three sons .survive. Hurial will he in PilyrimV. DLYTHEVILLE'S ONLY A LL WHITE THEATRF •HIM t.*\J-fmt."v*n^i*jaT^ i ii» • 1'_'-ffvg; Totlay O 2 Bitf Hils » Memo r^ffi s^/jmiLi^ •#££> - Tv~vl\ 'M\W - A v >™<®^^ %^jra-rav!^.<r.^f.EIULl^. I'lus Co-IIif George O'Brien in "MARSHAL OF MESA CITY" Scrhil • Cnrlouii ()\vl Show — 11 :1S tatocm taaittal! Siiit.-Mnn. 2 llils Linda Darnell Ann Sothern Kirk Douglass in "Lester to Three Wives Comedy Co-Hit > oh'tical Announcement 'he Courier News has been author/ed to announce the following can- lidates, subject to the Democratic iriruaries, July 25 and August 8 FOIt COU.N'IV JUDGE Roland Green FOK STATE IIEI'KESKNTATIVE \- H A'.ltry He-election Past No. 3 John Cowan Kenneth S Sulcer Past No 2 E. C. "Gene" Fleeman (For re-election Posl No. ^> I'nr Slalc Sc'iiilur W R Nicholson J. Lee Bearclen R«I»nJ Cul Carloim — News ;einctcry in O.^ceola, W. P. Cobb funer.1l Home is in liarge. tne mower every lawn/ r fower Lawn Mower Biytheville Machine Shop -'11 So. 2nd. Phone 2828 ITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Saturday 'DARING CABALLERO' wllh Leo Carrillo nntl Duncan Kcnatilo Also Carloon A- Serial Silt unlay Owl Show "I COVER THE WAR' with John Wayne Sunday Monday & Tuesday "DEAR WIFE" with William Unlilcn and .loan C:uilfiel(l Alsn Warner News ami Carlonn AAacKenzie Contimied from Page 4 spirit of the Prussian war lords which was responsible for both world wars. We shouldn't, overlook that from boyhood Hitler was a vast admirer of these war mongers, and he took his cue from them. NEW Hox Opens Week IJays 7:00 p.m. Matinee Saturdays A Sundays- Lut.-Sun. 1 p.m. Cont. Showing Manila, Ark. Siilurday 'GUN RANGERS' with Dob Stccle Also Shorli Siilurduy Owl Sliow "RETURN OF : THE APE MAN" with licla Lugosl Alsn Sl.orU Sunday & Monday "THE DOCTOR AND THE GIRL with Glenn Ford Also Shorts Ark-Mo Power Co.

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