Lake Charles American-Press from Lake Charles, Louisiana on June 10, 1964 · Page 34
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Lake Charles American-Press from Lake Charles, Louisiana · Page 34

Lake Charles, Louisiana
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Wednesday, June 10, 1964
Page 34
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'•'"' --'1 ."...'. Montana Declared Disaster Area; 2,000 Left Homeless GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) | damage from the flood, Mon —Flood waters chased at least tana's worst, at $10 million. 2,000 persons from their homes President Johnson declared sev- here Tuesday night affer leav-jen northwestern counties a dis- ing 30 or more dead and hundreds homeless upstream. aster area. In the northwest, hit first by ,, -,. T, , , .. . ' "' «"<= iiujimrc-ai, nil llfst OV _ ( ' ov - Tim Eabcock estimated I the three-day flood, waters re- WED., JUNE 10, 1964, Lake" Charles American Press ceded and rescue teams started mopping tip. The Sun River crested 11 feet over its flood stage of 12 feet at midnight in this city of 70,000. A spokesman for the Air Force and National Guard's rescue operations estimated 2,000 to 3,000 ! persons were evacuated from homes here and in the flooded areas to the west and north. Tom Sullivan, manager of a Red Cross shelter, said he had made records of about 1,300 persons evacuated from homes west of Great Falls and from an exclusive residential area surrounding a country club and golf course. The shelter is in West Side Junior High School, where more than 200 residents slept Tuesday night. The 14th Street bridge in Great Falls held fast despite a heavy pounding by water, trees, parts of farm buildings and other debris. A natural gas pipeline under the Sixth Street bridge burst with a shudder that was felt by onlookers. Air Force teams said they rescued at least 200 persons from rural areas. The Air Force was using Malmslrom Air Force Base at Great Falls for a headquarters for 11 helicopters and other craft. Pilots made 38 flights Tuesday and were prepared to take additional supplies to flood victims evacuated to other areas. At least 400 were homeless in the northwest counties of Cascade, Chouteau, Flathead, Glacier, Pondera, Teton and Toole, those designated for federal dis-1 aster relief. Hardest hit was the i Blackfeet Indian Reservation. Highway 2 was opened to East Glacier, the eastern gateway to Glacier National Park, and U.S. 89 was opened for the first time since Monday, allowing rescue operations to reach Babb, near the Canadian border. Guam, an unincorporated territory, has a governor. STORE HOURS THURSDAY PM-'SHOP CONVENIENTLY ... SAY "CHARGE IT, PLEASE' BE AN EARLY BIRD FOR BEST SELECTION DOWNTOWN LAKE CHARLES once SUMMER COTTON DRESSES VALUES TO 9.98 SHOP EARLY FOR BEST SELECTIONS EXTRA SALES LADIES AND FITTING ROOMS OVER 500 BRAND NEW MACHINE WASHABLE COTTON DRESSES MISSES AND HALF SIZES » S'ZLS 1S-20. 12/j TO 241 DACPON AND COTTON 'C0% COTTON 1 PRINTS SOLID', VOILES DENIMS SHIFT 1 , rr ^~ LTYLL '-LfFVELElS SHORT SLEEVi r-UU-SHIRTS HI'HfiV TO OUK DAyilMK !/KfcijSK.S - THJHi'J F

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