The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 30, 1937 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, January 30, 1937
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$AfttRDAY, JANUARY 30, 1937 ~" •ltTftBtByitL% _ -. ...11 ... 1. ^ . . — . n . COURIEB HfcWS . _ ,. , , . _ , , * _ To Control Floods a I Source "^^•-•-^ Dams lo -Impound Waters in Upper Rivers Demon J slrate Value ; By NEA Service, WASHINGTON.—The flood waters recede, and once again Washington resounds with the cry. "It must not happen again!" In 1913, 1D27, 1934. 1930, and in many years between, the same cry was heard. Aiid 1937 now sees the v;orst flood of nil. . But this time Ihe cry Is louder. Public works and public spending are in the air. This time there is a better chance than usual to get something done. Engineers and congressmen alike have their eyes on the Ohio river, definitely Identified by the Mississippi Valley Committee of WPA as "the principal flood-producing trib- Viary of the 'Father of Waters'." This committee's studies, which (guided'the extensive llood-preven- Ition program launched In 1934. have I definitely shown that the Missis- Isippi ho;; never had n. major -flood I when , the pstik discharge of the (Ohio into it at Cairo was less than 11.000,000 to 1,250,000 cubic feet: a • second.- Hold the Ohio bslow that |point, they.believe. :and the worst of the lower Mississippi problem is |solved. That is why congressional atten- liton now centers on the projects 1 which arc noxv under way' or (planned, for the Ohio drainage bn- |sln, chief offender in the present I flood, and chief factor in floods on (the lower Mississippi. 1 Few Works Completed Only one of the projects to hold I back the "Little Waters" at their (source before they can flow down land combine into a disastrous I flood, was completely operative' tftis I winter.- That is the Miami conser- 1 "vancy district about Dayton. O. I This'entire district, aboveithe point where the Miami flows into i.'ie I Ohio, \yas the scene of one. of the | country's most disastrous floods of 1913. Dayton took .hold, built "dry dams" which back up water au- I lomatically when floods threaten I but- whose basins arc dry nine| tenths of the time. This winter, the people of the I lower, Miami district never even I got their feet wet. And their dams | held back many square miles of iVater tliat would otherwise have lidded to tile horror at Louisville S'.nd below. Those dams, on which I $30,000,000 was spent 20 years ago have . paid p - dividends almost every I year,' -and "fHfaohy' In' 'the '^Dayto (area regrets the expenditure-OS' hi I reads his newspaper-today, ., -The project comprising n'.dam: I in ^the-.Musklngum drainage" area I iii eastern Ohio was not quite, neai I enough completion to lend its aid 1 this year, though another spring I will see it, completed. This woulc reduced flood stage at Marl letta,. o., by six feet this year Hud lit been completed, and even in IL I present stage was of some help I A -similar series of reservoirs on |the..Sciciio river system in centra 1 Ohio is planned, but has neve I gone Beyond the paper stage. •J5" Pittsburgh's Effort • Pittsburgh, badly hit by a heavy Iflood :a_ year ago, leaped tmmedi I ately toward protective , measures I A- wnole. network of dams on th ' LEGEND .. PAMS COMPLETED.' A DAMS PROPOSED OH FACE THBEB Muddy Boots Necessary To Get Into Saloon 'I'hfs phart rr.vrnls, at a glance, dial liave already lie en bulll, 1 arc imdrr way, or liavi: UPCII pro- Iiorcil, for Hood ctinlrol. Some already have proven theIr worth. : The ciirrrnl Ohio river Hood ' Jiorror miglil have been greater, for'ln- had not TVA barriers anil dams In Ohio's Miami district bold back swollen Ten- ami Miami river waters'. An-S? otlur year will sre more dan , in., j:m. so (UIM-Only wnrki'rs rouUI drink lirro tcdny nfter mithorltlps limed from salooivs all men ATtirlng "Simtoy shco.s." Muddy slices mill boots were retired as evldenc? that n inn H hnil teen clolnj lil.s part in ladling Howls which Imc .Uhmugrcl nitioli of Hie elty. Alihmi|!li drinking v.'iklei 1 wns ii'd nut plenty of wlilsk.v [ivnllnlile In saloons nnil Iconl wliolofnlc honws for those wlir. coitfumeil II wllliaul n plnm svatrr clmse.r. upper readies of both the Alle- ;heny and Monongahela rivers, vhleh flow together at' Pittsburgh. s proposed, but the only major one on which much progress 1ms jcen made is the $12.000,000 Tygart lam In West Virginia, among the mountain headwaters of the Monongahela. This dam was scarcely in a position to be of much help this winter, but another year will sec it functioning. A fan-like spread of dams on the upper tributaries of the Allegheny is part of the plan for a further .protection of Pittsburgh, and of coui^e such waters as were caught, by these small dams would all subtract that much from Ihe total volume rushing down (.lie Ohio to plague the lower Mississippi. Nafioiial Problem Unquestionably of help this veai were the .TVA dams in the Tennessee valley, Morris and Wilson, both of which held back vast lakes of water that \voul:l otherwise have run Into the Ohio just above Cai ro and added to the flood tilers Further TVA development,, whili not strictly part of the Ohio drainage system, will help reduce the volume of the Ohio .where .it joins the Mississippi. , • Government engineers recognize- that the vast O"o basin projects to catch and store the "Little Waters" at the heads of streams is not the final answer. Impouding of wa- cr even back to the original fann- ers' fields from which it runs into the creeks will be necessary. And it will be many a year before it will be possible lo slow down'the continuous 'eilort of decades to strengthen the..leve i es. l of,.thc lower Mississippi basin. That r the problem \vill be attacked this.year from a more national jajiglcr'thnn ever before Is certain. 'Already Ohio valley congressmen are suggesting that federal money which has been pouretj into levee work on the lower Mississippi for many years Mr. been largely wasted, and that the only true solution is to spend It to cut off floods at the source, that Is, in their territory. But with the long-awaited report to the president of the'Na- tional Resources Board, whose chairman is Secretary. ' ickes, the outline of n national policy Is expected to appear. More Centralization? Whether the entire water-flow problem of the nation will even- .Abandoned to Flood Dynamite Blast Frees Flood Waters Others Removed lo Concentration Camps at Paragould and Walcolt MANILA. Ark., Jnn, 30— Of the more than 1,000 refugees who fled fiom their water-lxjund homes to Manila, _ only 326 remain here. There were 350 taken to Ihe CCC cam|> at Walcott, Ark., ami 3^ were taken to parngould. The 350 now at Mnnllti will b moved within the next few days, but it is not known where they will be taken. They nrc temporarily "at home" In the 'gymnasium of the school. . The number of deaths from the flood was raised by two lute yesterday when two baby refugees died at Manila, where four other refugee. 1 ! have already died from exposure and complications, Bessie Leonard, year-old daugh tor of Mrs. Mamie Leonard, \vlio lived In the Milllgan Ridge section difhl of 'pneumonia. Another year old baby, daughter of Mr. and Mrs Jack Williams, from the same sec lion, died a short time later. Botl 'ere at the emergency hospital n Manila. : There are now seven bodies a Manila w'hlch can not be Interre because of the flood.' The snug warmth of on Indianapolis hospital. bed.. and 'toys,' are helping these .wan-faced little girls forget a terrible .'Hood experience. Apparently left- behind in the hope-they'd be, rescued, the children were found near Clarksville, .Ind.. tied , to a tree, .wltlii, flood waters ncaring them. \ A note pinned lo the dress of the older 'girl 'cald, "Please lake care of us. I can't any longer. Our name is Sullivan." With this as their only clew, police are seeking the.-parents of • •• : "Margaret.": .4^, left, and "Dorothy, 1 ' 3. ' '•• '', .'',j ' tually gravitate to a central uoard of control at Washington, or. to slate "authorities" created : hi!'Ihe watersheds of the various river systems, remains to be seen. In the few tentative experiments made in Ohio, Pennsylvania, 'arid New York with such "authorities, the general arrangement .has; been that the stite puts up the monej to buy the land and paj damages accruing to people whose property is-flooded while the federal go\ crnment approves plans and then builds, the actual dams with PWA or WPA appropriations. 1 Congress' authorization of:$320, 000,000 worth of flood control proj ey. is not likely to; be repeated this year, • ns pressure ' on , Congress mounts hl'hcr than the flood waters themselves. -•• "'•••. .'•'•*_ Stite U D. C. Sends $25 for Flood Relie: A check .for $25-.has- beerrischl \frs James B 6lark to bt used 1 ir the flood lehef work u,s n glfl from the Arkansas -Division L of'the United .Daughters' ibf... the' ,Confed : mcs A letter, from MlsS'.EffletNfalorie of Van Bui en state tteastirei ects last >eir antlcliirmed by fail I stated Ihe group wanted th ^_™| even- lire to appropriate am of the mou ' monej spent m eastern Arkansas 200,000 Made Homeless in Louisville Flood 1'liis mighty blast opened a 15-foot ti(! roar wns n. crashing pcan of safely .ol' Tor the 3,500 farmers who lived In ho troop-eiiimlccl engineers who ,wt off the blast, Is shown In Hie luce nrar Bird'!, Point, Mo, nutl Iti ncrompany- ror M.OOO Cairn resilient', but liemcndoiis signal of dlsas- Ihe 130,000 acres nodded when the gap was opened One of (arrow) dangeiously close lo the sphnl- Ing earth sent, hl|;h In Iho air by the explosion Sun Pierces Louisville's Gloom Damage Slight in Two Fires This Morning After 28 days of inactivity city firemen were called out twice early this morning bill! damage resulting from the fires, at Berry- niah's cafe, in the 200 West Main street block, and Z. A. McCuUton's residence, 101 West Sycamore, was -inmll. : ( 'A*-burner under a coffee um at the cafe blazed too high about ":30 o'clock this inclining and damaged, the - urn, | also causing considerable' smoke, 'damage. An overheated stove pipe ignited wall paper at the McCulston residence; about 7:10 o'clock but: the'loss was small. Janitor Service Goes On Week-End Basis BOSTON (UP)—The Batchelderl Whiltemore Coal Company Is try- Ing to make winter-weekending a pleasure.' ThIs firm offers "temporary janitor service," so that no householder heed worry about (he furnace fire while away. Juror Returns Check, Asks $2.36 Reduction LEWISTON, Me. (UP) — Ward M. Wliitlum received a $10.24 check for his service's as a Grand Juror, but He returned the check and nsk- ;d for one $2.36 less. , It. seems that R. O. Simpson,, Androscoggin County treasurer figured Whltlum's mileage allowance on the same basts as that of last summer. Whlttum said he had been living at his summer home, but since then had moved back lo his town house. Woman Deputy Helps Police Pioneer City TRUCKEE, Cal. (UP) - This pioneer city near the Sierra Nevada summit, former stopping place on '49ers' trek lo the Pacific Coast and now a winter and summer recreation center, delegates many law enforcement duties to a woman—Mrs.' Gladys Dolley, youthful deputy sheriff and police matron. Although she lias worn her badge only since July, 1935, Mrs. Dolley, who with her husband operates Truckee's lone taxlcab agency, has had many exciting exiwrienccs with lawbreakers. She lias handled feminine reckless drivers, Inebriates, vagrants, kidnapers, attempted suicides, nnd lias quelled domestic upheavals in a nearby Indian village. •Snow-topped roofs of homes and apartment buildings, a lonely Idiureh spire and other landmarks show dark and deserted with jlGod water rising to their second stories In this air picture of KcuKvilfe's residential section. Long since evacuated, its residents among the 200,000 homeless of lhat city. Wreckage floats downline boulevard, piling and splintering at.the comer. Chinatown to Fight Modern Music Trend SAN FRANCISCO (UP)—Veter- Main street was a canal and boats floated In the busiest down- ?" Ch i ncs<! '"habitants ol Chinatown strecU of Louisville, past the city's, tallesj buildings as this Sal music ofChlim f?om the airview was taken. Water flowed through the central Railroad inroads of modem jazz and swing station. All business was at a standstill. Power was off. Lights music. me ott - r,r^rr b , uudln8s stood r k /r fld ™' olil ° *%*£%*?££«£"$£ river flood waters lapping over their first floors, . ncse Mllslcal Assoc | a t, 0 ' n i, ns be eri CUES LAW ON Owneis Aie Rcquiied lo Depose of Caicasses by Burning Hie Mississippi county health depai tmetit Is asking clll/ens of the county lo co operate In thci 1 flood onicigcnuy by propcilj disposing of dead anlmali and fowls In such a manner as can be approved by the slate health dc- imilmcnl / The following Is the slate law set up In Act 10 a! Ihe Public Laws of 1913 ' No carcass of anj dead animal 01 fowl having diowned or died of disease, shall be fed lo dog, hogs 01 other animals nor shall Uicy be thrown Into any stream, lake, pond, well 01 other body of watci When any animal or fowl shall, die fiom dlscnse, accident 01 any cause except when the siuuc Is killed foi food It shall be the duty of any person, or poisons, owning 01 having posscs- -slon of, or exercising control over same, to hnmedlalelj bWrii com- plclcly, the cnrca% of isild animal 01 fowl" * ' I The health deportment Is asking the complete co-operation of the citizens In the countj in thH legard, In order to control the spicnd of dis-cases that «hall happen If (lend carcasses are allowed to lemam In an unsanitary condition nr scaljercd by a ravenous hand of dogs, or other animal; that may,carry disease Ptilct enforcement of the law will be applied because of numerous complaints: already "coming to Ihe health deparlment, 11 !| s announced by Dr R E Schlrmer, director, who has asked all 'law cnfoicing officer'; to co-ope rate! The sun helped 'paint a.vivid picture of devastation shone, en this once busy downtown Louisville street, now Just another wave- tossed channel for the mad .Ohio's, rampage. A motor-boat lie 1 ; moored to a utility pole, a 1 truck stands stalled and deserted nearby, while another truck ventures Into "the channel" as one of Its o'ccii pants peers apprehensively over the "gunwhale." Muddy water runs several feet dee]) down the nislcs of (lie moving picture theatres on both sides of the street—Fourth street, looking sotilh toward Broadway. formed, and a group of players Is pendent State of Dade." being trained in the use of classical instruments and the music as well. "BHtlWI" KNITTING YARNS FREE INSTRUCTIONS , Now Spring nnd summer yarns - Latest styles - Classes Friday, 2 30 P M > MKS. LESME HOOl'ER > UCS, Chlckasawba Phone 792 Georgia County Cited As "Independent State" TRENTON, Ga. (UP) — Dude' county, in northwest Georgia. Is not a part of the United Stales of America, it is contended by older citizens here. Veterans of the Civil War .say Dade county withdrew from the Union before Ihe rest of Georgia. Dade county officials sent the federal government' a, proclamation, announcing the "Free and Hide- 666 TABLETS COLDS MquM-Tablcta Salve-Nose Drops nnd HEADACHES Price. 25c WE HAVE SECURED THE SERVICES OF A.V EXPERIENCED RADIO MECHANIC who will guarantee to repali your radio to first class condition. A Complete Line ol Tubes and Parts - - Best Frloci Hubbard Tire & Hat. Co. Phone 476 No written document, has ever] announced the county's return to the Union. TRRRY ABSTRACT & ' REALTY CO. Abstracts, lands & Loans E. til, Terry, Pres. and Mgr. Phone 617 Bljlhevinr, Ark. for Whiter, longer wearing clothes . 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