The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 29, 1937 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 29, 1937
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS VOL. XXXIII—NO. 270 Blythcvllle Co\irler Blythevillo Herald Blytheville Dully News Mississippi Valley Leader /THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI *_' Hl'VTHrcVU,LK. ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, JANUARY' 20, ia:)7 SINGLE COPIES FIVF CENTS Cairo Holds Firm in ttalllc Aoninst River Situation Does Not Warrant Sale at Sacrifice, Committeemen Report A statement advising farmers not- to sacrifice their livestock and feed supplies and 'condemning individuals who have been taking financial advantage of flood fears lo buy livestock at ridiculously low .price: was Issued today by Clarence H. Wilson, chairman of Hie • Emergency Flood committee, after he and ether members of I the committee had discussed the situation with men competent to express opinions as to the safety of the Mississippi river leveed Mr. Wilson. J- Mell Brcoks. B. O. West anrt Jesse Taylor spent much of the morning interviewing C. B. Crigger. W. B. Loflln, E. C. Adkisson, Eddie Hagan, .Irwin Harrison. J. C. Elite, John Smoth- ernian and others, all of whom live near the levee and arc in constant touch with the situation' there and most of whom have many years of experience with the river in this vicinity ; on which 1 to base judgment as to the probability of a levee failure. . " : • Levee Appears Safe • They found that from the Missouri line to Luxora- the river is How from seven to nine feet belo\v Hhe levee top. where the levee now has only about seven feet of freeboard it is being raised by sandbagging. The condition of tile levee is such as to justify the statement that barring additional heavy rainfalls- up river or other unforseen develop- .ments there will . be ^ no ,.,levee Cairo, hemmed in at the arrow-head shaped tip of Illinois between the Mississippi and Die Ohio rivers, is grimly battling behind' a 60-foot sea-wall to escape the fate of other Ohio river cities. Tills photo shows men adding an earth levee to the top of the Eea-wnll, with the silent fury of the river less 'than • :•-••.'....'- • . . foot awav. .breaks: In this .^reassuring section. Equally eassurlng reports have been ' re- vived.'._froinV CafutKeKyme-~aS'>tp the'.condition'.of'the levee in Pern- iscol county. 'The committee has •no first hand information 'regarding condition of the levee Luxora- south but it has from been advised that informed observers have no serious fears cohcerriin<* it. ' •'-.-. • • Regarding sale, of livestock by farmers the committee Issued this statement: . " :• . • '-'A distressing condition is .found to exist, created by. panic .'which is thought, to be entirely..-unfounded and overdrawn by reason of wild rumors and statements. •-..:. . • Condemn Those Profiteering , "Many farmers are sacrificing their cattle, livestock, hogs and pciiltry — selling for . ridicuioiisly low prices to unscrupulous persons who are taking .advantage''of the hysteria that has developed because of the scare stories that have gone out in regard to lh» possibility of levee breaks. "The Emergency Flood Committee, the citizens of the area who are responsible, the St. Francis Levee Board, and all agencies are well organized to conduct any necessary fight to hold the levees along our line. "The committee deplores the BIGLRKESW Bad Slide FiyejMiles Dpwn -.-Flpodway. Is Repaired practice of - farmers sacrificing their livestock and CONDEMNS THOSE TAKING FINANCIAL ADVANTAGE OF THE SITUATION. "Reason and experience should prevail in a situation of this kind and Blytheville and Mississippi county people are urged to stop and take stock of the situation; get the opinions and advice of old residents who are men of experience and knowledge. When they do that we are entirely conjoin with our people A bad sl.ide at a pdint-ftye irUjes south oF'the'Higlw'ay'l8 v bri'dge JvraS brought!under control this .morning by-crews holding the ' Big Lake- Little River levees. .-.Similar occurrences are certain frequent In the days ahead, according 1 .to J..'\V. ; Meyer,- District 17 engineer, but "with gocd luck" the levee, can be held. - '. - ' The stage at Big Lake was 251.3 this morning, down, more than an inch; from the crest. A continued slow, fair in the : lake level saems in prospect. . Continued vigilance to .prevent cutting of the levee apparently will be necessary. Two men fled in a boat froin a point a mfe and a half north of the bridge last night as , levee patrols approached. Examination revealed-that holes had been-made in the levee, apparently with the intention of dynamiting it. : Water from .the levee breaks at (he state line.has made its way far to the south. Boats from the Rowland, bridge rescue station are making their way to below the old Brinklcy farm and report the water spreading lo a considerable - depth over much of the area,between the Ploodway and the Kochtitzky levee A rise of two-tenths of an inch was noted over night at Roseland bridge. LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Jan.'29.— a^e Revenue Commissioner Dave L. I'ord announced 'yesterday that he will comply with resolutions adopted by the Senate and Hous: requesting him or the governor, to authorize extension of the ( autoniu- bile license purcltasing period until March ; 1. '-I* «••'-• •"'_: •'• ' " Mr. Ford made an inspection trip .through-the flood area yester- TJay to*>We3t -'Mtniphis "anU'ifilythc- 'ville. and; said, conditions were such .that it would be'difficult to enforce penalties for failure to obtain 1937 tags by tomorrow, expiration date of an extension' announced by former Revenue Commissioner Enrl R Wiseman. No further extension will be made after March i| It was said. Old Auto Licenses Good Until March 1 Ris° Continues But Men in Charge 1 ' of : Levees Are Confident ,400 Make Trip to Memphis in Freight Late Yesterday Cars I Army Engineers R u'sh 2,000 Men in Effort/to Save Tennessee Levee Approximately 100 persons who ware brought Into town after the refugee box cnr trnln, carrying about MOD, pulled out for Memphis late yesterday, were being cared for. nt the armory receiving station today. . ' In addition there were 49 '• nt the 'emergency hospital in the dly hall auditorium mid eight at he Blythcvllle hospital, the number-being increased by the arrival of, .three babies in the past tlircc dnys. Some 50 negroes were also quartered in the city, making the minibcr of flood refugees In Uly. IheyHle well over 200 with others coming in particularly from the Roscland ditch receiving depot, ns flpcd wnlcr from the .slate line ditch moved steadily southward Into the rich low farm lands south Elowah. No . statement as to when the refugees now quartered here would be removed to Memphis, or other pouits, wns made by .lied Cross officials this afternoon but Indications were that they would be .ransported to Memphis., shortly. The head of n group of men n few 'IVnn. Forecasts MEMPHIS,' Jan. 2n (UP>— Army oiwlneers rushed 2,000 fresh men todny to' a section north of here when flood watcra bovnn to rat (heir way Into ;nn earthen dike miles above Tlplohvllle. of rain, threatening lo prolong the Howl nnd lo s\ycil the. .raging river, caused the nrmy lo redouble It.s attempt lo brace the levees along a 1.200-mllo llus from (ho Ohio .to the Clulf.' . Dcscrlbluit the newest menace in tlir-lr- dully .communication army engineers said: • '.'A dangeroi'ui r.Huatlon developed this morning at Slough. Landing Nock, n row mtics above Tlpton- vllle, Tcnn,, where a dike threat- ]McKel!ar Asks Chairman 01 TVA To Give Up Job •WASHINGTON, Jnn. 29 (UP) — .Senator Kenneth MclCellar. (Dem., Tcnn.), speaking on the floor of i!ibe' senate today, •• Invited Chair-! fhnnn Arthur. Mcrgnn of ll\e Tcn- : • iiesseo Viillcy Authority to resign 11 lie has lost -:alth In the I government's power program. "If tlie chairman lias cold feet It would seem he would want to retire" from the organlwillon, McKellar said. ; McKi'llar snld President noose- vi'lt was "entirely right" 111 discontinuing negotiations toward Will Outline Piogiam of J Govemment Help Stiicken Zone in pooling TVA power WASHINGTON, Jnn 20. (UP) — utilities. Morgan Wllh private I President Roosevelt today appoint- i ed a foui man committee of gov- Is the ; central figure In an Inlra-ndmlnlstratloti controversy over . TVA's policy of Cooperation with private utilities. ened lo out. main line levee, Tills" Is not a it is an carth- driving of Highway 18 as far as I''" (ll kc constructed many years ape. to fiirce the" 'MJ&icslppI river to follow the - chai?pcl : around lloldiklss and New Madrid bends. 'Dolor: dawn several companies of (>:hniLilcd CCC boys were replaced t-y approximately 1,000 t'riMh. men. At 10 A.'M. an additional l.OHO WPA- laborers were moving in. The situation'now .Is well In hand but (he danger is not entirely abated. Levee workers redoubled efforts throughout the Cairo region where weakened levees 'portended' trouble for Hickman, Ky,, New Madrid'and Charleston automobiles from "dent that they us in cautioning against hysteria and panic" and will see to it that *akc up within we do not short time and find our country depleted of IvestocV,, caU ie, ,, ogs and that have been, and are bein sacrificed, because of unwarranted fear and panic." Chicago Corn Oil Company Plane Will Aid Flood Work The Pure Oil company's Rjkker plane. "The voice of the Sky" equipped' with two-way radio an'd a loud speaking system that'can be heard clearly from the ground at,a height or~2,000 feet, will arrive Sunday for the flood 1 emergency here and • eleswiiere In the Memphis territory, the Red Cross has been advjsed. '•'•.'.'• . • The plane will tour the flood region, reporting: to local radio stations the conditions prevailing and transmitting by loud speaker instructions or advice to ground crews or persons in distress. CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo., Jan. 29.—The Mississippi river reached a stage of 43.7 feet here' this morning, a rise of .15 of a foot In 21 hours. The rise had been expected and was the cause of no nlarm. The river wil! continue to go np for n week or ten days. •This morning's stage equaled that of the 1912 flood and by tomorrow the river will probably be above the all-time record—44 feet open high low May 107 5-8 101 3-4 105 3-.] Jul 102 102 3-8 100 1-2 20 Additional Trains Pass Through City Daily imTjl At lcast 20 trains" of other lines I;: i'* routed over the Frisco became J closej -set in 1913. Tlie water has reached the foot of . Cnruthers- ville's tight foot sea wall. All crossings have been securely clos- d. Between 500 and 700 men are now working on the levee from the Arkansas line lo a point near New Madrid. S. P. Reynolds, who Is - directing the work, said that the levee is'being brought up to grade at all .poinls. He believes the , Cafuthersvllle . seawall amply high to hold'the river here. "Government engineers''.have taken direct charge of the work on| an 11-mile piece of Icvc'c near New Madrid, where the greatest danger of a crevasse is believed to exist. ; Confident Levee Will Hold ; Mississippi Rivei Floocj Waters .OSCEOLA, Jiin:' 29:^Con2ress- man W. J: Driver.-who-has nr rived home from Washington ns sured citizens here today that the fedeial government is preparing to meet any emergency that' might arise in [he event of a.break in.the Mississippi river, levee, but express ed confidence , the embankment along Mississippi county's waterfront would withstand the anticipated rise. . '. "I am here to stay .until the present crisis is over," Mr. Driver said. "and I arn. ready to give my services in any way possible." There is no cause for residents in this section to become unduly alarmed, Mr. Driver, told friends here', as the federal government is placing both army and navy resources of men and equipment at the disposal of those in tlie flooded sectiosn. and in the event of a levee break would immediately take measures to safeguard the lives and property of residents of the threatened area. The gauge here this morning registered only .4 of a foot rise in the past 24 hours, indicating a material decrease in the rate of rise from that of the past week. "Swep" Davis, government engineer in charge of His tevee work here, also expressed confidence the dike would hold. Forces are organ- ised, however. In case a critical sit- uatio iiEhould develop when the crest of the rise readies here. There are 50 men working at various |K>ints. rilling sandbags and strengthening low places, and each night the levee is under patrol from Osceola to Pecan - Point. factors to a destination btjond Memphis.'made an offer through revenue:.department, officials this morning, to fill his 14-car convoy with refugees nn'd transport them to Memphis. The convoy had been halted at the state.line on Highway 61 north of Blytheville be- caue of an .order to remove .all tiaffu. of that type from High "way 61 between here nra 'viein pills. The convoy head -said iic would be glad,, to-, transport-the lefngees and at the same "tiine get his automobiles through the area where the ban has been placed on suclr caravans. Prom Die Roseland ditchJ receiv ing station on Highway 18 moW- roats were operated almost as far south as Etowah today as the flood waters from the stale line ditch break advanced. Approximately 15 boats- were working into the territory. SmalT boats were pushing into sections today that :oultl not be reached two days ago and bringing residents out lo the government scows on the lltch. Most of the 1,400 refugees removed to Memphis yesterday were 'orccd to wait for hours huddled together in box cars before the train got under way about 5:?0 o'clock. Most of those already concentrated here were loaded in 'lie early afternoon and others were added as they arrived here until the train departed. Closing Stock Prices NEW YORK, Jan. 29. (UP)—High steel company earnings and holies for early settlement, of the General Motors strike helped the stock market in an advance late today after early irregularity. A. T. and T. 1827-8 Rehabilitation Piogramj to / s Stait Soon at Osceola; Evacuation Fnels i OSCEOLA. Ark., Jan. 29,—Refugees whose houses arc not surrounded by water and which : are not actually 'threatened by .. flood waters will be returned to their homes as quickly as jiossible, it wns announced here today by p.' K. Belts, disaster relief representative of the national Red Cross. Mr. Belts ordered a survey of fhe entire Mood section in the Osceola distill and said wherever It is practlca! to do so families .wil 1 be replaced in their home's." These will be furnished with food and other necessities in cases where they cannot be provided by the family and will he made ns comfortable as possible. The survey was VESSEL tPORIS Ft mm Liner Shawnee Cancels Radio Appeal fpr Assistance i NEW YORK, Jan. 29. (UP) — The'liner Shawuec, loaded with re- luming .holiday passengers from Miami, Pla., flashed mi s. O. Si at 7 H n in todaj but reported 43 mlnulcs later Hint she was In no Immediate danger. Her SOS hulling nil broadcasting on the middle. Atlantic lonst used the drend woid fire — recalling;, the Morro Castle holocaust In which 127: passengers lost their lives; A half dozen vessels're- sppndod immediately. While the> were changing their courses to. race toward the Shaw- nce's position off cape Henry, Va. the Shawnee s master reported the fire in his numbci two hold appar uilly under control ' To all yessels In ttic vlclnily lie sent this message *• Pile jipnarcnUs under control TW immediate dangci 1,0 do not ic b.ulre assistance at Ihib tluu. please keep shfir'pfwdtch on us,on.600 meters In case»\\e should renutre jou later ^«- ' i The 5ha.fyr«e^ after changing hei course to i makq foi Cape Henry proceeded'again toward Men. York when .tiic Ore- was brought, under control. TJie Slmwnec left .Miami Tuesday an'd was due In.New York tonight. Of those left behind at hos-1 scheduled to bealn today. pituls none were believed to be critically ill, though several were In a serious condition. The ultimate destination of the hundreds removed to Memphis re- mnlned uncertain today after Memphis officials had requested nrmy officers to use the city only as a big receiving base and send refugees to other points, probably lo CCO camps. Mrs. Edna Hipps, 59, Dies Thursday Night New Orleans Cotton • NEW ORLEANS. Jan. 29. (UP)— of X 1 I Livestock BAST ST. LOUIS. Ill, Jan. 29 'ed today. 100 5 - 8 1 difficulties caused by high waler I and floods elsewhere, are passing through Blytheville every 24 hours | in addition to Ihe regular Frisco j trains, a railroad official cstimat- eased ln (UP)—Hogs: receipts 9 500 Top 10.00 110-230 IDS 9.85-10.00 Light weights 6.00-9.50 Bulk sows 9.15-9.50 Cattle: receipts 2.COO Slaughter steers 6,00-12.75 Mixed heifers and yearlings 625-7.75 Slaughter heifers 5.25-10.75 Beef cows 4.60-5.50 Cutlcrs and low cullers 3,50-4.25 Blytheville. Because of the unusually heavy traffic a dispatcher's office has been set up at the Frisco pas- senser station here, handling rail traffic as far south as Turrell The bulk of the traffic from other lines comes from the Illinois Central and the Mobile and Ohio, but occasionally traffic from other lines fast of (he Mis- 3S££# a £ a ' S ° »««*, .Ihrouih „ — thy with lower foreign markets anl a lessening of the forcing demand News from the flood area induced considerable scllink. The closs was unchanged to 7 points lower" open hi<?h low close Mar 1568 1271 1S6G 1271 May 1250 1257 1250 1256 July 1234 1241 1234 1241 Oct 1189 1192 1187 1190 Dec 1102 U97 1192 1193b Spots closed steady at 1330, off 3. Chicago Wheat open Mayl27 1-4 high | ow 3-4 127 close 127 1-4 ... ... Jul HI 1-2 111 1-2 1)05-8 1103-4 American Waterworks 25 5-8 Anaconda Copper 53 Beth. Steel ..>. 81 5-8 Chrysler .................. 123 LEACHVILLE, Ark., Jan. 29— Mrs. Edna Hipp. S9, wife of N. J. Hipp, died last night after several weeks illness.' Mrs. Hipp came to Lcach'ville in 1898 and was a prominent member of this community for many years. She had been active In I church circles here. She Is survived by three daughters, Dertha and Lela of Leach- vilie and Gladys of Paducah. Ky., Coca Cola 129 1-4 land four sons, Arlcy and Walter General Electric 63 1-81 of Lcaehville, Paul of Kennett, Meanwhile orders were received to hold all remaining refugees In Osceola. Approximately 800 were sent to Memphis by bus yesterday and about 1.200 remain under Red cross care here today. Only a few families from scattered points were brought here Ihls morning. Relief officials estimated that thus far at least 5,000 homeless had been cared for in Osceola. Tlie orders do not apply to sick and injured, who are being removed to Memphis daily. The Swift Undertaking company ambulance lw removed 87 emergency cases 'to Memphis In the past nine days an] five additional cases were removed this morning. Twin boys, nine days old, created considerable interest when they were brought lo the infirmary here from the LIUle River section yesterday. The-hiother, a Mrs. Prince, died three days after the twins were born. The babies have been named Earl Lee and Burrow. After several days on duty here Captain carl F. Scheibner of Lit- Me Rock, Battery "A". 206th Coast Artillery, Arkansas National Guard, was stricken with influenza and ; ag- tr McKesson -Robb ins ....... 13 1-2 . Funeral services will be held proved today """""»"""• "'""• " ' Kennett. Montgomery Ward 55 New York Central 42 Packard 111-4 Phillips Pet 53 Radio Corp II 7-8 St. Louts-San P. 31-2 Simmons Bed 55 Standard of N. J 69 7-8 Studebakcr 163-3 Texas Corp 55 NEW YORK, Jan. 29. U. 6. Smelting 853-4 Cotton dosed steady. U. S. Steel 94 1-2 Warner Bros. 15 Zonite 83-8 Saturday at the Baptist church Another community kitchen was here at 10 o'clock. Interment will put Into operation yesterday In the be made at Oak Rldgc cemetery at] Domestic Science kitchen of the j high school. It will be used for | serving meals to national guards- New York Cotton <UP>- Mar. May July open high low close Spiders are not insects. They Oct. have no antennae, such as all in-]Dec. sects have, and have four pairs of i Jan. legs to the Insects' three. 1274 1279 1255 1261 1233 1245 IIX 1197 1190 1192 1183 1192 1278 12SO 1271 1254 1237 1244 1190 1193 1183 1188 1184 1187 Spots closed steady at 1329, off 1. men on duty here. riouse Passes Measure Set- fintj Up New State Relief Organization LITTLE ROCK, Jan. 23 (UP) — Gov. Carl E. Bailey's bill creating a new welfare department .was trassed by the house of representatives loday and placed at first and second reading in thr senate before Hint body adjourned it noon for tlie week-end. The measure passed the house by a vote of 95 lo 0 after representatives had passed 15 amendments to the original. Tlie measure abolishes tlie present welfare department, set up In March, 1935,. by the fiftieth general assembly under the direction of; former Gov. J. M. Futrcll, and creates a new commission composed of one person each from the state's seven congressional districts. Under .the bill the seven-man commission will name a welfare director and employes to administer aid lo the stale's unem- ployables and aged. • • During the morning hours the house named Horton Eagle pi Lonok'e o's scrgeant-at-anns. replacing the late B. O. Benton, who died on the chamber floor yesterday of a heart attack. In the lower legislative body during the morning a vote was placed oil record replacing administration bills on the privileged list for call at tlie will of the majority. In the senate Rep. Lloyd government relief am) reconstruction experts to make a personal survey of the mid-western Hood area from Memphis north through Hie Oliin river .valley. 'Ma] Gen Stanley H TVird, commander of Ihe Seventh Corps Aren. meanwhile reported to the war de- pal tment that his plans are complete for evacuating refugees In Arkansas and Missouri If nead arises Ma), aen. Geoige Van Horn Moseley already had reported plant complete foi the Fourth Corps Area with headquarters at Atlanta Maj • Gen Herbert J. Brecs, Eighth Coins Area comuuindei at San Antonto lias not repoitcd Will Tnnel'b) Boat 'Tlie president's action came as the weather bureau piedlcted rains throughout the Hood area toluol row, giving ilse to fears thai suffer- '- \ ing from high waleis might be prolonged. The president announced tlie hi- •pectlon group will leave here Sim- day anlve at Memphis Mondnj. and travel up the swollen Mississippi and Ohio by boat 0 f They will slop at all large liver cllles and make detailed plans foi i clean-up, sauitalloiva'nd "rehabilitation program In cooperation with state and local officials Committee members will he' jWPA Administrate! Many L Hopkins, who will use the full force of work relief labor in the area, 'mopping up" after the disaster Surgeon General Thomas Pairan' Jr who 41,111 adylse on sanitation, and medical pioblems » „ Maj.- Gen Edward M Marklmm of the army engineering corps who will map a program of reconstruction for the whole area Col p c. Harrington, army en- glneci assigned to the Works Pro = -' ress Administration Urges Behabllllalinn Loaris The committee the president said, has been instructed to use Ihe full force of thejjed Cross and government agencies'" B^aldi the section in the gigantic rehabilitation lask^ .. Meanwhile the president planned^*'j L a program of financial ftidi lo help- tl flood victims reVstoJblUW themselves I II First he appealed to banlis in the. tl area to be as liberal as possible In- ( granting loans to owners ot dam- " aged houses and inerchanjs \\bps3 _ stocks ha\e been destroyed oi<S*,l. The president said the Red Cf%, is prepared to make small toanw ranging from $25 to $50 to mnkV up .small losses, { He recalled the Reconstruction ^ Finance Corporation made 58,000,000 in loans last jear when sections of New England, Pennsylvania a'nd> West Virginia were ravaged Mr Roosevelt expressed the hope, owe\er, that the R r c could * hold its loans under the $8,000,00.0'^ mark this year. >. 1 l.COO.UOO Need Help ! WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 (UPV— * Admiral Cary. T. 'Grayson,.'chair-'* man ot the American Red Cross,, reported today that the Red Cross ;• hod listed 608017 flood victims in' the Ohio and Mississippi rHer* valleys. The 'figure Is im increase of 2,000 • over yesterday. The Had Cross estimates thab more than 1,000,000 persons .'are in need of.relief'.as a result ot the flood. Three Suddenly Become III During Thursday Alton Chenoweth, about 15, was reported overcome by fumes from a gasoline motor-boat engine yesterday and received' treatment at the Blytheville hospital. Garland Bunch, national guardsman, was stricken suddenly ill while on duiy. yesterday and was admitted to the hospital. A Mrs. Brake of Hie Half Moon co'imunity was admitted to the emergency hospital when che became suddenly ill. An employe of the U. S. Bureau Darnell's bill prohibiting ~the or planl .Industry has developed a changing of Uie physical features of mules to make them appear younger was passed. Governor Bailey today signed the bill, abolishing the present game and fish commission, passed iasl City Water All Right It Is not necessary lo boll the city water .of Blytheville. it has been announced by the county health unit. Pump and well water measure, removed tlie seven-man shdutd be boiled but the city water I commission appointed In 1935 by hybrid potato with a smooth skin, gcol flavor, and a cream color. WEATHER Arkansas—Increasing cloudiness week by both house and senate. (0 nlght Saturday probably ratn nnve-rrtr"!.*v Viw cFimlforr *Vo ,,. .. . , - .-., Oovernc,- Bailey, by the mains are Intact from the flood and the water is the same as before the high water. A public announcement will be made If it Is necessary to do this. former dov. Futrell ali'd paved the,way for the removal of (jrady MbCall," son-in-law of the former governor, the commissions secretary. Memphis and viclnlty-jCloudy and somewhat warmer with rain beginning late tonight or Saturday. The maximum temperature here yesterday 'was 59, minimum 35, .clear, according--to : -;Samuel P.. Morris, official: wealher'Observer.

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