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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS Y " R DO? -™ANT NEWSPAPER ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Blvihevllle Courier lllythevllle Herald niyllievllle Dally News Mississippi Valley lender VOL. XXXIII—NO. 267 JANUARY 20, I!)!I7 SINGLE COHES FIVE CENTS Confederate V e I c r a n Leaves Long, Record of Public Service LUXORA. Ark., Jan. .20.—John B. Driver. Confederate veteran, public .servant, and one of tlie pioneers in the development of Mississippi county, died at 1:30 o'clock this morning at his home here. Influ- e-nai was the immediate cause of , lUs dealh, although his health had not been good for a year or more He would have been 91 years old on February 14. Arrangements for the funeral are incomplete, pending word from his json. Rep. w. J. Driver, who is in Washington, and from other members of (he family. • Mr. Driver was" one of the first Democratic sheriffs of. Mississippi county following tile reconstruction period and later .served in other official cauacittes. Perhaps his greatest public service was .in-the organization of the St.- Francis Levee District and the building of the first levee to ,prolccl northei.sl Arkansas from' Ihe Mississippi river. •Joined Army at 1C A native of Amoricus. Ga.. sou or parents of Irish and French descent, he enlisted In the Confederate army on February 13. 1802,-the . day before his sixteenth birthday, and served until the end of the war. He was with General Pcinbor- ton in Vicksburg and fought with General Hindman in Arkansas. During the war his father, a mechanic und inventor of a cotton screw press, had made his way la Jacksonport. then the most impor- .tant, town on the White river, and wheii, > hostilities having,., .ended: •young. Driver., was - paroled : ' a Uriel ~ ena';-he'joined him'there." TliS elder DriveY'soon. decided that there was a good opportunity for his cotton press at Osceola and when he moved there John , B. went along to help introduce the invention. At Osceola Mr. Driver met Margaret, daughter of Capt: Charles A. Bowen, and on March 22. 1870 the were married by the late Judge C. 1.. Moore. Ten children were born to this union, of whom six survive. Long In Public Life Although always Interested in public affairs, M,-. Driver denied that he was a politician. Red Gross Fund Here Over $2,000 niythevllle people'have contrib- uted.'.slightly''more than $2,000 to the Red Cross for the flood emergency relief, it was announced by Max Meyer's, Red Cross chairman. He is being assisted In the drive by B. A. Lynch and a corps of men who are soliciting funds throughout the business district. Anyone caring to donate any sum, large or Email, are asked to send money or checks to Mr. Meyers or Mr. Lynch, who will continue the drive as long as the emergency exists. The largest contribution received was $500 from the Blylhevllle Cotton Oil Mill, In addition lo a gift of $50 given by J. p. Waggoner, vice president of the company. The second largest gift was $100 from FlOOO-fUPED the Three .Stales Lumber Company. This total docs not include a large list of clothing and merchan- Is and complete list dise donnled by individual: merchants here, of contributions later. A will be published Radio Station KLCN, local commercial broadcast slalioh;"ha-.s'been taking a principal part in the Red Cross run; drive, with announcements of contributions and (appeals for funds being made almost continuously through the day. Genera! Motors Head Rejects Peace Move Boats Continue lo Ply River, Evacuating Isolated Groups The few scattered persons remaining on the river side of the Mississippi, river levee, in the Tomato community, about ten mlle.s "-xjulheast of -Blytheville, were being evacuated, today by boats plying out of rescue points at Osce- olu, Luxora and Ashport Peiry .•oad. northeast of Luxora. The -situation in the Tomalo :ominunity, .Which .diverted attention from tiie Big Lake and Lillle River sections when the mighty Mississippi rose swiftly out of -its snnks. was relieved Inte yesterday when some 115 persons were removed from the Tomato school- \ icuse. church and' small buildings.! A few were brought to the arm- pry receiving station here afler removal' lo" Barfield while olhers •veie laken to OsceOla but the largest number of refugees were carried by barge to Ihe Ashport Ferry road and:.brought here In trucks and automobile's. WASHINGTON, .Jan.- 26 (UP)4 Tlie second attempt by Secretary of Labor. Frances Perkins to b'r'lhg Alfred P. Sloan, Jr., und . John Lewis face lo settle the' collapsed today fusal to intend (lie proposed corU fercnce. Sloan. •• president of the 000,000 automotive coiiccni, 'declared In an open letter to Mls^ Perkins that "we must decline to bioan, jr., und. John u i to face In an atte'mph 10 General Motors|stfike j today with Sloan's rei negotiate further" United Automobile long Workers down strikers hold> : ,d, M. "-plants.! Personah Intervention' by Presl-! dent Roosevelt appeared to be the only move which could prevent a "fight to the finish 1 ;, in- the con , - „ _______ „ Iroversy which hns thrown out -of I "es from their work over 135,000 0. M. employes' !° Lspanto. Six Drown In Floodway At Rivervale LEPANTO, Ark.—Three women nnd ;tliree children; drowned Monday in Ijltlle River when u rescue Iwat capsized carrying them from their marooned homes. Tiie dead: -, . Mrs. Pebble English, ID, and her two-year-old child, Helen, Mrs. Ocklcy white. -23, sister of Mrs. English; and her two children, Jlminlc, three", and John, one Mrs, Mm-y Moiuty, 42, mother of Ihe women. Jeff Wolfe, a rescue worker, sought to bring the marooned fainl- homes at Rlvenlalo Memphis 'Care For Affect of Slate Line Levee Bveali Now Fell Over Extensive Area ' i_i_ ' ..' / .Evacuation activities ,ln. tile-Hi" Lake and : north Little. River area .'i>;. Mississippi \ •county-.ViwIaVy-criit-- Fred ••'principally > in the 'Bli- • Lake 'owlands directly in the patluof -water 'from the -state': Ijhe ditch 'cvee break which begair to show 'U veal force for tho -'first time today at the Roseland. ditch . boat flnd refugee depot ', station - on Highway IS. about 12 miles southwest of BlytheviHc. ... With the lowlands'west'Of Cios- nell now well filled water from the jtate line ditch break L« "presiding southward nt a stead- 'ly increasing rale, and farmers along the lower Pemiscot ; bayou 'vest and southwest of 1 Dell are ,. . beginning to feel the effects live to fight the crooks, pay j the .break sharply: •my laxes. and vote Ihe Democratic ticket." he declared. •lie won election as sheriff iii 1873 and held this office: for six years He" served four years'in tlie'office of county clerk..which at that lime also Included the office of circuit clerk, and four years In the •state senate. He was one of the first to conceive the idea of protecting Mississippi county's rich lands from tiie Mississippi by a. system of levees and was largely instrumental in drawing the plans for the first levees, in organizing the St. Francis 1-evee District, and in obtaining the passage of the legislative act which gave it its powers. He refused at first to accept, the presidency of the levee board, feeling that he could be of. more service in other capacities, but later accepted election and served as the board's second president. I.uxora's First Mayor 'Of E. A. Rice, In charge or .boat crews working out of the Roseland ditch station.'said this afternoon lhal he. had • lhr« molor- boal';. well equipped, operating in- 'o tlie territory, north frcni the ^ostlanrt ditch -"depot. : ' •'.'•'" Floyd • A'.' White, . In charge 'of •Concentration camp -work 1 ' -'said 'his afternoon that refugees -b»- mg concml.-ated. at Gosnell would tc moved into Blylheville lo •oin cnmpc. already established here, tonight, Refugees from the Frequent radio.,appeals for help! for the Tomato • residents, broadcast over several, stations, brought their plight to .'the' forefront yesterday. •'•.', ..:.' .• But some'.of :the-; Toinato residents . .ha'd forsaken , their own jioines, in many Instances only hacks built almost level .with the ground,' for the safety and comfort of the higher schoplliouse an'd church as early' as Saturday. Among these' 'were . 13-year-old I. J. Robinson and his wife '. "I never did see the river rise is fast before." Robinson said. He udded that lie and. his wife had been in,, the Tomato .church', about' 50.-.yards'':.JT.foni. the: scluxtlkliouse, for three -days- and- hlghl.s. ' ; " "' •; Thc_wa(pr., according. ^..Robinson, was over*IhcV floor:" of • ' the church •••about; six Inches' when a barge ami ;boat Arrived .to ^evacuate those huddled "in 'the' buildings. .: •:/'.' -. •::': .Mr. Robinson said there was no great alarm among: the men• In the buildings who ;.were confident that they would be removed before the water got 'much; higher but some of the womeh-'arid children were "pretty; much-' excited he declared. •••: . :.•;:••:•<. ;. . His,. principal concern this-morn- .ing was the loss • of some ' 30 chickens. He believed that hit, cow would be brought "mil oloh° with other livestock'picked up by boats and barges in . the -flooded srea inside the levees .today. AoproximBtely 1 ,0 0,0 From ;i This County ^ j C7CECL-A. .Ark., Jan. ; 2C-R9 novnl of hundreds of flood ref- from iiers lo Memphis' vliere there are more adequate' ac'lilies for .caring for them, ^was mderwiiy today. While '.no 'ae'{ ~urate figures- wf-rc • available"' it vas expected that by tonight' at east 1.000 would have been/late•n to the Tennessee city, nmkiiig all relief resources'.--In Osceola available for new' refugees .being evacuated from' imperiled lowland sections in the .southwestern part Big Lake lowlands Gosnell have been „ ,„ the temporary concentration poi at Gnsnell for several days aU Ihe influx lifts been accelerated today with " flood waters. box care ( (racks at Gosnell and tonighHa train crew will bring the refugee cars inlo this citv. northwest of moving i tl t 0 the spread of the They have been In the Cotton Belt in 1889. just prior to the organi-' Cancel President's Ball nation of the levee district, he had moved from Osceola to the community then known as Elmot Land-' "If; n « m»es np the river. In "»i. when the community was Incorporated as Luxora. he was elect- i Mr r ' rst nm >' 01 ". a position he ° for nine years. He was one of Planned at Shawhee B/HSSETT... Ark.—Am ,that, of the county.'. P.. K. BelLs.'"disasterJa-ellef ' ' U'r cesenlalive of the' .'natlo'n'al Red brass.. ; supervising -relief ,:Wor'k A -swift current (incl shifting of Ihe occupants caused Ihe boat lo capsize. Wolfe nnd Jeff English, husband of Pebble, swam to safety after fiillle efforts 16 rescue ;the others'. Two other men atlcmiited to rescue tliem and were plunged into Ihe BIG LIE HER Situation Still Ciitical; Cievassc N a \ i o wl y Avcitecl Last Niglit 'Hie water at the fool of nig Lake apparently' had reached 11 sjand lodny nt n stage of 251.25. That was Ihe gauge leading this morning and at 2 o'clock (hla afternoon (hero had been no noticeable change. level, now nearly n Ihe highest point any previous flood. 'Hie lake fool above reached In will probably icinala aboul tlonary for several cliiys. In the Meyer, District -- said breaks In the leree on the slate line, dllch and west levee of Ihe lower flood- opinion of J. \v. 17 tngincer, who Army Engineers Call Thousands for Levee Work Must Rais&Dikes at Many Points to Keep River Within Its Bounds BY VA1.CO LYLE United I'ress StulT Corrcspontlenl J1RMPHIS, Jan. 26 (UP)—The United States govern- incnt m.uslwlletl ils licst llood-hghting cngineeis heic (o- (hiy to cope with thp ttiighticsl Hood in the hubulcnt his- :oiy ot the A[is<sissippi nvei—now predicted to use 10 tcel fey-water. They, too, swam out. (.»'">' were having Note:—The following, received by. mall irom Lepanld Mils morning, npparenlly refers to the same Mrs. English who lost her-life yes- lerday; I.EPANTO. Ark—Mrs. Je.ss Eng !lsh gave birth . to n baby on (he floodway levee at Rlvervate,. three and one-half, miles north of Le- na'nlo. Mi A English was attended by her mother. Some men held a tarpaulin over ;lhe r daughter while the niolehi- delivered the baby. AS toon as blrthvwas pv'er^grandmolli- er, daughter', .anit granddaughlcr «;ere re-deposited ;ln a boat and taken lo the-flooded home or T s Spurlock or Rlvervnle. no noticeable incci on Ihe stage at, Ihe fool of the Inke. There hns been no break In .he Big Lake-Little River levees Ince those which occurred sun- lay near the Craighead county Ine, .southeast of Caraway, rie- icrts of a break jesterday afler- noon bioadcasl bv an out of-town "adio •.(atlon am) U Momphls nenspnper this morning, veie ftlthout loundauon Criiasse Averted levee is softening up ir- Phi-eat to Mississippi Le;, vees, However, Causes Some Concern The problem; of removing and caring for refugees from, the Little River and St.'Francis flood areas lo the west 1 ..and southwest 01 Osceola is now .welVunder co'n- 'trol,;and Osceola relief'officials'are glvjng attention to ' the" possible additional burden that' niay ' be placed on . therii' should: the ' Mls- : -' -'— -"-' '•• - ' to sissippl river,, .situation ' \ become lions plans : for' 'the . South '. Xn s : slsslppi . County President's"' Ball. me organizers and for five r years| EellKlui!;!i <°T January'.29'.'at' tlie president of the old Luxora Bank-' Sna »nee school, have "been 'c'ah- nj Co. He was largely instrumental I celed - "•' -""' "'' in semiring t h e (j rs t railroad "— - leader In At" 7 present 'government"* boit.s and local rivermen are handling the .- removal ;of .^residents., of Ihe Mississippi river..islands'and farming areas,on. the.'riveivslde of the levee efnciehUy.ahd'are also : " ' are'.being sent 5 to -Nrenvphls n rapidly _as,po.sslblcvrOii •buses:- earr and trucks. All i'. flood :'viettm; 'jrought-here are-iflrst .glvgri''fpod and dry clothing ;. If. needed before' being dispatched''to'''Memphis. So. heavy was . the .work ...of car- ing'for the siricken'-iamllles tliat rrjief workers were/'unable to coin- pile records or Ih'e''. number ; of refugees brought ilV.i\,' " . ." _ Mr. Belts usked 'for additional supplies of .smallpox anrl : diph T therla serum - from "| Little , Rock today ; and ' physlciansl/and . nurses will administer 'the,.. iniioculalion lo al I persons 'brought in. shortage of bedding, clothing and other supplies offered a . problem here' and many -refugees speni the night on . improvised- beds of hay. A comparatively -small supr' uly or blankets- and -cdl.s had been received today. : Late yesterday, it was planned to establish a relief sub-station at Kelser but this 'was abandoned this mornfiig and all families from the section west of Keiser. where authorities Were laid to be demanding evacuation on account of dangerous conditions: will be brought to .Osceola. Reports broadcast by radio last nlghj that hungry refugees here 'iad -attempted to break into stores to secure food were denied by deputies of Police Chief Dave Young loday who said that there we. r e no such disorders and that 'he behavior of tlie refugees was -ocd. Relief officials hn.ve seen to it that each person receives two''meals each day and there is sufficient foodslufT available to prevent any actual • hunger among the homeless. Reports of deaths among flood victims here were also, denied, al though six persons''' were under? stood lo have drowned when their boat ovcrturiuM In Little River flood 'waters late yesterday. Their bodies were r s'aid to'have teen taken to Lepanto. • • • Holland- rylau, Hastening Crossing (Crash Seilbusly 'injured when d train struck his -truck at; n Holland, Mo' crossing.- -Willie .Bobbins, -36,' : ol Holland, -is at the' Blylheville hospital while hls ! wifc, Mrs: lh; aa Robbiiis. uiid n 'new bom son-' are St-tlie family" 'hoine in Holland:,' • °Mr.- Hobblns wns seeking' a phy- ;lcian' ,to .altertd his :wife ' when the crossing 'accident bccu'rred The .baby nmved wilhin a ' few hours after Robblns was injured, ipparently'.nboiit 1:30 o'clock this morning.- Ho physician .had" been -ecured at the time and his wife 1 •IBS attended, by a 'mid-wife, ac- road, now the FrUco's Blyth'evlllc- Jonesboro line, which he later sold to the late R. E. Lee Wilson. Mr. Driver was a member of the Osceola Baptist church and an honorary life member of the Masonic lodge, in the affairs of which he long tool: an active part. The six children who survive him are Rep. w. J. Driver of Osceola and Washington, Charles Driver of I-Ittlc Rock, John B. Driver Jr of Amarino, Tex.', Mrs. s. Franklin or MOSCOW. Tenn., and Mrs. Sue and arovc r Driver of Lux- Mrs. .Burkett !sald. i New YorkCoftoii (Via Blytheville Board 'of" Trade 'Wl'rc'f ~ • ••" close 1257 March May July C«t Dec open high lo\v 1247 1268 1247 1234 1252 1230-1241 1222'1238: 1221 ' 1241 1176 -1191' 1175' 1W4 1H5- 1190 1175'- 1184 Spot Average Is 12.91..: Tiie average price -.61 • •}» ---._. _.-..„, ui iju A - m..v ..,_..,-,,, ^. ,1,^, ; w , - I-Q. HIP/; a ,™ leaves a brother, Alex middling cotton 'on the ••10'"des- ording to relatives. •Today the mother and baby were- reported resting fairly- well it the home but Bobbins' condl lion was very serious. It Is believed he-has a_ fractured pelvis <nd .Internal Injuries In addition to a .brain Injury. Relatives at Robblns' bedside today said thai he had driven, to Varbro to get Dr. McLean lo attend his wife : nnd unable, apparently to rind him had returned to Holland,In an effort to trace him in a call or, find another physician. ; . , ; Robblns. was alone'in the truck, which /his relatives said, was cle- nollshed, some of the, pieces be ng.carried or hurled hundreds of yards north on HID Irack. manj places ns n result of hav i" water asaliibl It for a prolonged period and engineers on he scene tcel that the light u hold It is entering a crltlca Mage 'A crcvnsse wns narrowly averted last night nt a point 4" miles norlh of the bridge following n bad slide on Ihe land side The men al (he scone became flight, cned and were leaving when Julian Belts, In charge of the leve: work, fct'lhe U S engineer ar rlved_ and succeeded. In-rollyM 16111 A ">Mxlen' frame 'to' hold In placr- was elected find the damage done by the slldi repaired , , '! ess serious n threals developed 1 also at a-number of other points and \\lille all of< these have beet lepalred, conditions are such UiU olhers are sure to develop ,The breaks in Ihe west teue on the loner floodway are not carrying off Ihe water ns rapldlji as had been expected There was a sharp drop in the slage bslow J-hc rioodnu} bridges yeslerdaj but shite then a slight rise has taken place, indicating that tht nreu In the mouth or the break- is filling up and thnt Ihe «a<er is limning out less rapidlj Mr Mejcr left by molorboU this afternoon to inspect the break In the state line leiee and fonn an estimate 'of the amount of wntci [hat 1st being .released there. Highway 18 Closed Water from the slate line U now appearing . In : large volume li Highway is One end of the Roseland ditch bridge was under water, this afternoon and the water over'.the- highway at hearbi uoints was so deep that It was Higher Hum ever.'before nt many "points. While tlie U S. aimv cngineo ing derwi'tmenl manhalled tt.s lull shength lo begin inVmcdiately a mrimmotli,levee- slicngthenine pioginm extending fiom Caiio, 111, to New Orleans, United Vress eoiiiit- ed-,44 dead fi'otn llbotls in Die Mi.liSoutli states of Arkiin- sas, Missonii, 'rcnnessce and Mississippi More thnn a score • Imvc net deaths by di owning; seveiul have fio/en to death; otheis liave died fioin ty- ihoitl nnd pnpumonia \\lueh :hieutened to .spiead in epi- .temlc,, proportions , due 'to flood- .voters; others have died under conditions attributable lo Hoods. •Fourteen persons In one house- Including two famuies-Hlrovvned .vhcii Mississippi river ftoodwaters unshed (he house from its founda- lons in Lauderdale: county. Tenn. Sheriff J T, Hamel reported The tragedy occurred between Goldust md Ash port,' Map Fight to Hold River Meanwhile, 'amij engineers vverc 'urning'oier all res cue "work "to the "lecT'GipIs Thef engineers had a irlin batt[ef'a)l ;thelr o\\i\ —to .prevent the'governpent's new'billion- dollar levee, _ Orleahs 'Se"rloU!.ness from Cairo lo ii tearing up Impending Farm Outlook Meeting '.,.'. 'Postponed Indefinitely ..Due lo the flood In the western part of.the county.,and Impassable loads In other communities. County Agent Ki. s. : Lantrip has an- County Outlook the : Mississippi has provoked . seri- no longer possible' for automobile.' to get IhroiiKli, under their own rower. An idea of ' the rapidity' nf the rise can 'be pained from Ihe fact that early this niormnr the water' was only about two Inches over the running boards of rn automobile, E A Rice, in charge of rescue I headquarters at Roseland ditch; has •'arranged for a high-.wheel tractor to pull automobiles through the watci, when it Is imperative thftt thev get through, and to assist In the evacuation of refugees brought 'by boat lo Hoseland bridge Water from the state line break already has flooded much or the area to the. 'north of the highway, between Dell and Ihe. lake. and at the rate it is rising is certain- to cover the Lost Cane country, immediately to the south. and later, lo overflow much of Ihe Mississippi Ylye'ri flood- by fai the greatest Inv'lils^ory—was icvealed by'Lt Co!'Eugene Reybold, head >f Memjihls area, engineers, at a colled meeting of levee lx>ard representatives from Cairo. Ill,, to La- :onta Circle, below Helena, Ark In a slralght-rorwnrd way Colonel ' Reybold • predicted a "super- flood" .and called for-speedy, efll- blen't work If "wc!hoUI every.levee'. He predicted a stage of 62 leet at tha strategic Cairo gauge bj Sunday: or'Monday—with the crest likely to linger near that point for two Or . three - weeks. The previous ill-time high mark there was 56.4 In 1927 The 62-foot- mark will be made despite the flooding-of. the new $27,000.000 Bird's Point-New Madrid, ..Mo;., floodway,- consisting of 131.000 acres extending In Missouri from .'below Cairo to New Madrid. The seawall at Cairo Is only GO feet. .Engineers .started the levee rebuilding work [here Unlay by making the wall higher. An overflow or break in Ihe wall would flood the city a depth of many feet Gives Temporary Relief Dynamiting of the "fuse plug' near Bird's Point in three places to let. the-water into the floodwaj has lowered the stage al Cairo, temporarily at least. At 4 n.m. todaj the stage there was 58.53 ns compared to 58.65 at 8 o'clock las night. This was considered beneficial be .cause the floodway Is not yet filled and because ordinarily the river would have-continued rising. From Cairo on down It will be a battle to keep the levees higher than the cresting rlvei tabor for the gigantic building program will be taken' as. far as possible; from the WPA and CCC lend a half foot of water over (he nalu levee guarding west Mem- ihls, Ark— thriving town of 3000 wiivkitton Engineer;, piobably will julld up Ihe levee to picvent Inun Inllon of the city Memphis for l|ic most pail is on i bluff but large lowland areas arc icrlaln to be flooded. Tlie MLssouri- s acinc railroad track lit the .west unction of Haiahan bridge tvlll bu coveied, as It can stand only 47 eel P T Simon, Mo-Pac civil engl- icer, said his roid plans to raise the tracks above the expected levels 01 all polnti north and west will be unreachable. Colonel Hejbold foresaw a SB Toot stage at Helena, Ark-enough to rim Q W 12 feet of water thru the ctty Flood stage Is 14 Six veteran u S army flood fighters \iere arriving today an'd |o-' morrow to assist In "holduMg the liver" They are ~ v -- •* „ *" David McCoach, engineer of Ihe secoiid New York district, who formerly mis ass'startt lo Oen H B. Ferguson of Vicksburg, Miss, president of the Mississippi Valley Flood Control As sedation. ' Lieut-Col John. C H Lee, dls- Irlct engineer of, Philadelphia, who was head of tile Vicksburg ensl^ - neers district during lie- 19?7 noods Lieut-Col E o t Kelton attached to the chief engineer's office at Washington, who unllijllwo years, ago was chief opcratloh<qonWr-at*i Memphis area he'adtiuariers ' ' • Capt Hunts Krainer, Tlnlterl States district engineer at Tucum-- 1 carl, N. M. * " Capt Charles o Hollc, attachaL — lo the cljlef engineers office^ TO, ^ \ Washington, formerly secretary^r^r?) the Mississippi Rivei Commission,] nt Vicksburg Lieut William Ely, student engineer al Ft. Velvolre, Va. , Seawall Piotects Cily; Some Concern Felt foi Levee to North ous consideration of future -trouble at other poInUs. . : :Mr. Jackson visited'the area in the path or the breaks along the west levee or the Little River floodway, about three miles southeast of.- Caraway, yesterday an'd reported that there was no basis for worry about residents hi that territory and the Mllligaii Ridge avea. Many of them havo' already moved out by wagons to the floodway road and plenty'of boats arc -,. 75 Refugees at LuxOra LOXORA, "Arki Jan. 26.—About 75 flood. refugees, are being careit 1 for In the high school gymnasium here by an organiiatloh headed by T. D. Wilkliis;,superintendent of schools. ' . i . ..... The local school busses have been busy for four days, bringing in res- I any great Meeting;" Is Postponed " laces - Therc'iyill be no meeting of the Etowah territory. If there Is no break; in the Big Lake or east floodway levees, however, it- is not j expected that the water will reach depth except In low Dud Cason post of the" : Amtrican Legion-tonight, because : of the hut being used for flood relief, It was announced today by Ross Stevens, commander. to Osceola and Memphis. Emergency supplies of food-and clolli- .... ,, .; • —-«I«M»V. gttnj* ,iu jj>yi'v-o u» njvyvi - atiy tivi." available -Tor those, who can not -Ing were contributed by local peo- get -out i otherwise.. Mrs Ver M 0t » Uck Oak ' and a'sUter,:-lgnalcd; ; spot mafkets: v {oda"y was Mrs. Martha Farrls, of- sikMto'n.' 1 12.91,- f accordlng'-l6 the' Blytheville' Board'or-Trade/ some are pie .until the Red- Cross organlza- Mo. . . o- declining -to -leave. ! their ..homes tlon slatted functioning. Refugees flood waters ;:w '- ' -'here will -probably be i :~i.»n. :*-._. .,.. ..... ' ... flood: waters;:wlll .0not":-be Blytheville enough to endani v ''• - , 'Jackson decloredi 1 . Another Refugee Baby .Another;.refugee baby was born at the. Elytheyllle- hospital last night. An eight pound .son was bom.: to Mr. and- Mrs, Charles Wade, .who live on route 3. Osce- Mr.'-transferred-shortly from the gym- ,pla.-Both: mother ..and < baby are : ' naslum to quarters In-box.'cars. "doing•• ftne. 1 ' ranks. Colonel Reybold 'said. Thousands will be used. Two thousand men were called Immediately to strenglhen and raise the new levee protecting New Madrid and its approximately 2,000 inhabitants. Other danger points developed at Hfckman. Ky.. and near Ttptou- vllle. Tenn. Tlie wafer was reported six Inches from the fop at Hickman and perilously near the top at the k Tiptonvllle. levee. Tiptonvlllc reported loday that the levee was standing up well and would probably' hold. WEATHER , •. Sees 55 Feel at Memphis . : Colonel Reybold said the stage at Memphis would be 55 feet Sunday or. Monday—not the crest. This will cloudy slowiy''- 1 * 10 feet higher than in 1927 and '21 feet above flood stage Memphis Is not prepared for more than a 50-foot gauge although there yesterday: was 33. minmum 28.: (s no danger of flooding the main partly .cloudy, according to, Sam-1 part ..of .the city. •..'-. . , uel P. Norrls, official weather ( obrf.'The city's.water supply, rail and server. Last, night the minimum .bus .transportation will be.Imperiled, One ol the finest and most modern fish oil refineries in the world 1? located at Vancouver, Canada. Arkansas—Partly , rking tempe'rolure. Tlie maximum temperature here ' temperature was-: 22., . The 55-foot stage predicted would CARUTHERSyiLLE, Mo.. Jan. 2C —Openings in Ihe Cnruthersville seawall were being closed today with sandbags in preparation for record high water in the Mississippi. The gauge reading todaj wns 423 a rise of seven-tenths of a foot In 24 hours, and men familiar with the river said stages reported 'at' Cairo and other points'to the north indicated 46 or 47 feet of waler here at the crest. At 44 feet, the water will reach the base of Caru£hersvllle*s eight- foot concrete seawall, which is regarded as ample protection against any stage which the river may possibly reach. . '• Some apprehension is fell, however, concerning the condition of the levee lo the north In Oayc^o Bend and in-the vicinity or New Madrid. Julian Hawkins, in charge of the u. S. reempioymcnt service office here, received Instructions last night to enroll 2.000 men In Perhl- £cot and New Madrid counties for levee work. It was his understanding that they will be assigned at once to reenforcing weak places. Refugees, brought out by Mvei are continuing to arrive hefe from poinlis along the river. No law of life lias been reported. In the western part of the county, flooded by o\ernowin« drainage ditches, tho water is subsiding and |f there are no further heavy, rains.many refugees from that section will soon be able to return to their homes,

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