The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 14, 1968 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

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Fourteen - BIytheviUe (Ark.) Courier News - Tuesday,.May 14,•!»«_ RAINS CAME to-Baghdad, Iraq, and streams of traffic turned, into just that Pedestrians and vehicles plowed through deep water after city streets were flooded by 40 hoars of continual downpour. It was the first torrential *atas thecttj had seen ta-the last 50 jpears. Stationary Front Pelts State By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A water-logged Arkansas, threatened by tornadoes aloft and drenched by' torrential • rains that caused extensive flooding in the state, braced today for more of the same with no end immediately in sight. The U.S. Weather Bureau at Little Rock forecast continued thundershowers and thunderstorms for the state through Wednesday night and a projected five-day forecast carried possible rainy weather into the weekend. A stationary front over South Arkansas caused the turbulent weather, the bureau said, adding Monday that tornadic conditions would probably be even greater today. The Weather Bureau said late Monday that major flooding was taking .place .in parts of west and southwest Arkansas Woodrow Wilson's first elective office was that of governor of New Jersey. King Solomon ruled for 40 years, from 943 to 903 B. C. i No Cut, No Tax By EDMOND LeBRETON Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP).- Congress members close to the tax controversy are speculating President Johnson will have to accept a tax bill containing a $6 billion budget cut or there will be no tax bill at all. Johnson has labeled a $6 bil- ion slash as unacceptable although he has repeatedly pleaded for early enactment of his proposal for a 10 per cent surcharge on income taxes. But Secretary of the Treasury Henry H. Fowler told Congress Monday he would accept a $6 billion cut in order to get the tax hike. One congressional member close to (he Johnson administration said it would be hopeless to send the lax measure—already passed by the Senate—back to a WARNING ORDER IN THE CHANCERY COURT, CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT, MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS. Lois Woolard, Plaintiff, ; vs. No. 17622 Carl Wesley Woolard, Defendant. The defendant, Carl Wesley Woolard, is hereby warned to appear within thirty days in the CQurt named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff, Lois Woolard. Dated this 6th day of May, 1968, at 9:15 o'clock A.M. SEAL GERALDINE LITSON, Clerk. By OPAL DOYLE, D. C. Ed B. Cook, Attorney Percy A. Wright, Atty. Ad. Litem. 5-7, 14, 31, 28 conference committee to have the spending limit shaved Closer to the $4 billion the President has said he would reluctantly accept. The conference committee approved the $6 billion'figure last week. "If we send it hack to conference, it will never come out," said the member, who asked not to be quoted by name. Others opposed to the deep spending cut said privately the best strategy appears to be to pass the bill and hope the spending stringency can be eased later by separate legislation. * * * There continued to be considerable doubt whether the House will pass the hi]!. Handlers of the legislation appeared inclined to delay a vote until Johnson gives a clearer indication of whether he would ultimately sign a bill with a $6 billion spending slash provision. Although the President has spoken in strong terms against such a deep cut, he has never specifically said he would veto such a bill. Observers said that if Johnson gave the word, even privately, that he would accept the package rather than lose the $10 billion tax increase, passage would be virtually assured. NOTICE BIDS ARE BEING RECEIVED IN THE OFFICE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY JUDGE FOR ONE (1) AUTOMOBILE. DETAILS AND SPECIFICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM COUNTY AUDITOR'S OFFICE COURTHOUSE, BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS. 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HIWAY DRUGS OWEN'S DRUGS B ARNE Y'S DRUGS: ,„,„ with the Ouachita and Cadd« rivers above flood : stage at a number of stations and. flash flooding occurring on city streets in areas that had been hit by extremely heavy rains. Firemen began evacuating families from their homes in Little Rock early this morning as Fourche Creek spilled out of its banks and threatened residents of low-lying areas. A fire department spokesman said that about 35 families had been rescued by 4 a.m. and said firemen were still going into the area in boats to bring out others. The rising water came after 4.83 inches of rain fell on the city in a 24-hour period. "We sent our men in and woke people up telling them to watch out for high water," a fire department spokesman said. "We told them that the creek was backing up, rising rapidly and had no place to go." Firemen said the water was standing about three to four feet deep and had begun creeping into some houses. At Fort Smith, more than 140 families were evacuated from a Negro housing project about 10 blocks north of the business section and 2% miles further south 65 persons were evacuated from a rest home for the elderly as more than four inches of rain, most of it within a two-hour span, sent high water into the buildings. However, many of the families in the two-story housing complex spent the night with friends and relatives in the second floor or somewhere else within the city. The 65 persons at the rest home were housed overnight at Sparks Hospital and at a school for'nursing. Two landslides caused by the rains halted traffic in two areas, but only briefly in one. Tons of rock from Granite Mountain just south of Little Hock plunged down on a railroad spur line and Arkansas road cars and closing the highway to traffic. No one was injured. A landslide on U.S. 64 between Hartman and Clarksville • forced officers to close 'that major traffic artery for a short time during a severe thunderstorm in that area where trees were uprooted and electric power knocked out. One tornado reportedly touched down just north of Sheridan but .caused only minor damage. Throughout Monday night and early today the Weather Bureau reported a number of tornadoes and funnel clouds aloft and at least half of the state's 75 counties had been placed under tornado Cf severe thunderstorm watches. Flooding around Lakes Catherine, Hamilton and Ouachita forced residents in those areai to leave their homes Monday night. Tornadoes aloft were reported by the bureau near nine Arkansas towns — Lockesburg, Arkadelphia, Magnolia, Humphrey, Poyen, Redfield, Mena, Horatio and Ashdown. Another funnel was sighted in Oklahoma Hear Fort Smith. Hail ranging from pea size to marble size fell at Grady, Texarkana, Pine Bluff, Fort Smith and Little Rock. 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