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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1937 ULYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) 1 , COURIER NEWS Receding Water- Leaves Ohio City of 60,000 Coated with Slime. By I.Vi.E C. WILSON United Vress Stair Correspondent (Copyright, 1937, by United Press) PORTSMOUTH, O.. Feb. 8 (UP) —Seventy-four feel of Ohio river water smashed Uieir stores, their furniture anil their homes l)ut today some 00,000 pjople of this industrial community are smiling through llieir flood hangover. Out. on suunrbun Hayport, road Mr. Johnston hns knocked the casings oir liis front door to remove the swollen carcass of his drowned cow. He locked her in for safclj when Hie waters rose. Down the road n neighbor Is trimming the hums and shoulders of two ho?s butchered just, before the flood. The % mcat was soaked but he thinks if ' he trims deeply enough It will b: fit to eat. The Reed family, nearby, is back under Us own roof after nine days shelter In Ulankenship's furniture store. Three'need children licked lolltyops and reiwrtert themselves comfortable enough, even if hall the family furniture, nine of it* chickens and an outbuilding or Uvo are floating in the Mississippi bj this ttme. Elva Campbell has cleaned house and will be hack in the shoe factory Monday, Furnishing^ Uuined Downtown In Portsmouth propel families arc about to move downstairs after days marooned.on second floors. Or they are returning to their own homes from foreimi shelter. Housewives are scraping sludge muck and greasy residue off their floors with father or the eldest imj liandlin.,' the shovel through din- Ing room, living room and kitchen Carpets, except the very best woolen materials, arc ruined beyond repair or recognition. Even the b;s of them are damaged and possibly worthless. There arc stories about Persian rugs being pilchec Into alleys as refuse. But I didn't see any of them. What I did see here was n town through which many feet of water sluiced as though It was a bird cage in a brook. Furniture cxcop of the simplest metal or wood con slruction is worthless after sub mersion. Veneered furniture ha r comc apart and is being thrown to the curb for collection by th cleanup squad. Thousands of persons here ar returning to homes dirtied bcyom Imagination, soaked beyorid belie The-; tyiJicalTliolisewife', fctnriiin to a typical .Portsmouth home to day finds two ; or. three Inches, o silt and slimo 'drying downstairs Part of it is rich loani. But tlier are grease, the drippings of roal road yards and factories, the In duslrial waste of a smoky commun ity, grit, sewage and muck Carrie In solution by flood waters an spread over the city. First wit shovels and hose, then with stif brooms the rooms are cleared. Cel lars are hand-pumped to get dry ing furnace heat in the house. ; neighbor may turn up with a rec ognizablc and usable bit of turn! lure that lodged against a tre dovm the street. Some familic moved their belongings away be fore the high tide. But many o them lost everything. The average refugee In this low is wearing Red Cross clothing, ha, been eating Red Cross food an has been sleeping, for 9 or 10 day in whatever friendly shelter hap pened to be available, with th house cleared of debris and dry ing. it fs only a matter of time- one or two months—before a hous is dry and begins to psel. Depart Through Window Mr. and Mrs. Marion Reed suburban Wheelersburg had lypic flood experiences. They life In seven-room, two story frame lions* They have four children, on Jan » »ary 22 the family was driven up "lairs with two other families JT.omjhcy had given flood s i _^,, n.vj HUM g*i VIL ninju ouuj |-tcr. At 8:30 A.M., Jan. 24, the si adult? nnd seven children maroon cd In the Reed upstairs were re moved In three boats, leaving fron R window with four or five fee of water around their house. The Had brought their chickens up t a , ^cond floor balcony and mo; of the chickens survived. -Mine days the ni2cds were i Blanfccnshlp's furniture store. O Jan. 31 there was less than i of water In their first f, uu .v i 1 * E' 1 " 1 SUirgill nnd other boated to the Reed home, thre out nil the ruined doivnslairs fur mturc to float away on the flom (Ida nnd Ihree days late" the ^e moved back. Their $850 pinno a gummy week. Their cook sit wi I burn, but the basement is li a full of water and all outbuildln» have been carried awny. The pro eery the Reeds own next door wa mined also. But the family u i good shape, as are many other here, because of Industrial employ nicnt. Reed has a .fob in the Nor folk and Western Railway shops "It wasn't so bad," said 15-year old Virginia Reed. "We didn't i wet expect for a little rain. All nnd was the sniffles. Now we • cleaning , lp lh(! groc<!ry 5tore „ "" i big flood is W av downstrcan I -••• But the real flood story I what Is left behind .Here tne v ovthmouth hill was occupying first oor rooms. About 600 houses liave i?n condemned. In many slrecl-s le Hood litter Is piled three f?et leh. Rich nni poor got It allks In 'ortsmouth. Mrs. John WllU'ims is not at home when I called "It I walked right In. want to sec ivhat in do to a b:iul!Fnl ho'n»." si!;l iro Marshal Lincoln, "fet that ixi fellow to drlvo you out to th? Vitlianvs ijlii^^, second nml Union treats. It's t v .e old Oaylord hom«. lavlord made his money out of tfel—lots of money. "Just walk rlsht'in. Shucks, [hers iln't a front door In Porkmiuth c<h\y that will even doss tlyht, et alom lock. Just walk In and al"> n look" It. is n bl? wiilte brick house, '^c Williams librsrJ, or someauc's iln'[irv is n ruin of s^att^red froz- n voluines on lhe front north an<! aMn. Among the books lE'js about inlf of n grand piano Inslj-; half i dozen spacious, hiyh-c^illt^ert irsl floors arc . bare except for mavy drar-es. Tlisse luid bson tied ilph above anv exn^ctab^ [l•)^(] ;st but they hnd dragged in the itcrs and today are frozen stpr The linrdwoo;! floor is wariral :ra!i!ly in tliree and four inch ...., 's. Dellcntfly panelled wills arc -tallied and nilne-1. What furni. .lire Hint was not removed bcfor" he flood must, hive washed out of the first floor through the wln- iows. Not a stick remained. Bui .he house was beginning to drj ind upstairs it wn? habitable. Tin dlclien is n wreck of cooking am refrigerator equipment. No Portsmouth flood sufferer wll ie more fortunate than Mrs. Wil- Inms with her old and well built ionic nnd the foresight to get tier iownstalrs , belongings out before hlah water. The 10.000 Portsmouth refugees In public shelter and the countles-s thousands who found haven with friend* ar» coming back, 'nit to more difficult surroundings Elva Campbell is tvpical Mis* Jampljcl! is pretty, she is 28 years old. She lives with her younger brother and. grandmother n'H she works in the Shelby shoe factors' "Gee. our olnce was wrecked" Miss Campbell confided. "Our car- oets were ruined, the mattresses we had to throw out. We live on Pinley street, you know, and thr water eol pretty nl.li, w .iy into our. second noor. what did we do? Well. I'll tell you. When the wntei- went down we went back to our house. There was four inches of mud downstairs on the rnus and nbout two Inches unstalrs. "i took the hose and m.y brother look n shovel and we just hosed It and shoveled It out. Am I going to stay In Portsmouth? Sure I'm goin* to stay. I've got n good job and there won't be another flood like this one." The slrcets are a litter lodav of stranded boats, household furniture, muck, frozen slime and debris. A small houseboat found parking space at the intersection of ,,Second,- and Bond streets I counted'three row boats ngroimd in one block on Washington, a principal business thoroughfare Ninth street park is a filthy festran of tree top paper. There are paper streamers, newspapers,. wrnppln* Paper, string, cornstalks, light lumber, bils of houses and whatever tree limbs nnd electric wires could comb out of flood wntf* This htlcr extends upward from the ground about 20 feet. Store fronts are bashed in and basements flooded, sliU. Tiiere is a stench in all buildings which were flooded ant will* are b eing ciosed. now to te But day and night wrecking crews are full of pranks nnd good spirits. Traffic is handled by re- i ,.. pro , ldly - Six Justices Affected by-RooseveltVPl FACE THREB 111 tie (Continued from P:i-"> n-^i ivc of lhe misses h>! f«»l« Irund •n rn-lor-t fi'f'i] exp'.ollatiun by Funiliiinchtel New l>.i| pimo«i- •lomlonint with Us considfiation i'Jpnl Elnmlpoln'. f-xl's tor n ;trr".tr )abor iro'" 1 '" 0 "'. •*e\v ("id i'f>i"Hv r lv s'»r"-'sful '•/j- im'on Jorliniri 1 '^ v.'N'-h I •fore il'e"al Hum lh" di'law 'rree co r ii"i-nte fMnplovers of Wwiier Iibnr Act and oilier New D r r>] Iris's. The Wanner nri, whl?h gunr- •'iilcns freedom fo orjmin'/r 1 mid '•iirrain co|i"ctlvcly nntl ruilan-s -n'mrnnv iniioi'S. is n key (o Kooscve't's rteelsfnn lo ;icl at (his 'ime. Th? relative crrlninty Hint 'he supreme comt would (ry ( o ''ill tho ncli v,'ns taken Into con-' sideralion. ! Against Jtullrlary llnle j Koosovelt definitely believes 'lint the opposition lo liberal democracy, voicd or frightened -tit of ItvMstalive Imlls. has taken •;» ll.s j;l.:ind In the Judiciary and -hould nnt l-c tolerated there while •cnstitu'icinil means renmin to hwnrt its usurpation of lc«is'a- h'e or executive power. He wonls lo assure tho peorjle vho elected him, Including labor. :bat neither lower courts nor Higher courts will be nllowed to hwnrl their will if he can hell) lii oilier words (he fight, bc- -wcen licoscvelt nnd Wall Street, which characterized lhe election "ampaign und which many thought wns dissolving into an 'era of good feeling." is still on! : n n big way. IVU'ome Olipiisilion At one point it was likely that Rocscvell would propose totti his present recommendations nnd a constitutional amendment at the same time. Dill belief grew that enough opposition and delay would he encountered in state legislatures to make ratification extremely hazardous. Adininislr.itionists believe tliat opposition will come for the most part only from Individuals and groups whom. It considers to have been repudiated at the polls. Tne more arguments they make against the plan, they think, the more popular it will become. Tims they greeted Herbert Hoover's denunciation of it with n whoop, nnd waited in eager anticipation for a helpful.attack by Al Smith Sonic liberals have grave doubts .ttTjn ... , " i'.VJ'UJlv UlalJILiV WPA cards in their hats. A bell u°y in hip boots met me at the Hiirth hotel, apoligized r or lack of elevator. Heat, light and similar services, but said there were good beds and plenty of blankets The chef had n three-burner stove in nn upstairs roam so hotel refugees ntc during the flood and afterwards. The food from that little stove was good. Tho manager D W. Zirkle, took the hotel over only a few days ago. He arrived in a row boat and (jrst entered his new place of business through a s"c- oncl story window. Zirklc and the staff think that was a pretty good Stomach Gas So Bad Seems To Hurt Heart '. "The gaa on my stomach was so bad heart see"" "' < "~ S '"JS' - Even * S tstcd Adlerlka. The'first dose I took . rough! me relief. Now I eat as I ,wF»h, sletp fine and never felt better '• •—Mrs. Jas. Filler. Adlcrika acts on BOTH unner an rt lower bowels whilo ordinary lixativw acton the tower bowel only. Adterika give, your system a thorough cleans" tna, bringing out old, poisonous matter that you would not believe was In your system and that hat been causing O ai palnsv jour stomach, nervousness and headaches for months. "/• oJJliton to tnltil'inal'^lranttnf ^!tt>rtj[a frtotlr TfJttcei bacteria tfnj goto* batlltL" P; vo , voup bowels a REAL cleansing with Adierika and sen now oood yoS I* . W one 'POfnful relieves GAS ana ttupDorn, sonrtipaticn, Kirby Bros. Drug Co." Robinson Drug Co. Now Open for Business Our New Service Station 24 Hour Service Tires Repaired - Gas Delivered Wrecker Service Tom Little Chevrolet Co Phone C33 Is Blytbeville Air Minded? 100.Flying.Pupils Enrolled 1 at Local Airport Last Year Unless they retire voluntarily, six men whose long'lnlcrpreliUion of the law of the land hub idenltnec them as "pillars of the supreme court" may find six now jnlslces helping them carry lhe lo.id Sweep- Ing judicial reforms proposed by President Roosevelt provide lhat-when a federal judge falh to retire at the afje of 10, the president may name an adjitional judge, provided the total for the Mipicmc court does not exceed 15. This brought the deadlock between the court and the adminlsliatioii lo i clear focus, since of the six Justices who would bo affected, only Urandcls has 'consistently upheld New Deal legislation. that Roosevelt's program is the right plan, and the opposition lias yet to form its lines. This dispatch attempts only to explain how it happened, and not to criticize or forecast. Discounting a certain amount of Roosevelt optimism, however, the .program seems very likely lo become the law of the land. Chaufl^ur Inherits $200,000 GOSIIEN, N; Y. (UP)—For more than 20 years carmine Crudo was secretary and chauffeur for Alice Willlngton Emmet. His long-time service was appreciated in the woman's will when she died last September. She left him $50,000 outright and $150,000 in triisU for him, Cohl liallis Urged MITCHELL, a u. (UP) — Col bntlH are the most Importati single procedure ir, the prcvcntlp of the common cold. In the opln ion of Dr. A. V. Arlton, hcnd o tlic biology department ot Dakoli Wesleyan- University. Dr. Arlto recently completed n study 11V 3. V. Mtll'.NI) Approximately ICO persons, In- ludlni; two women and it negro. •(Tlved Hying Instructions at Ilio Iimlclpal Alruovt duilim I03a, ac- nrdlnp, lo wtllluin A, (liilt) Crews, •nnagcr of the Crews Hying Sci 1 - lec. Seventy were enrolled In the revs gervli"). while Waiten Viluht mid James aomar Rave ilvule lessons lo the remainder. Alioul fifty per cent completed K coiircrt by Hilolnir— the first <••> lir.viird n julvale and trans- mi license. Clinrlyn McLrod, dailditcr of W. M<!j.noil. Ynrbro far r. nnd Dully McCutclwn, , aU'ihler of Mr. and Mrs. O. W. IrCult'licn. were the (wo female tiidenls. Clinrlyn soloed hi near but Deity left C'.-ord I Em hnol liefiiva she was nblc kc out n plmn> nlone. Bltlli> Wn.shln<iUin. 22-year-old hlw< boy In a locnl barber shop, icaine the fifth colored sliiiteiit i the Smith nntl the first nnd nlv ne-iro «vcr to enroll here. 'avlni: his fee In nickels, dimes nd pennies obtained by his shine ccupallon, Washington Is progrcss- iiil rapidly und should bo ready 0 solo within a diort time. There a>e only two nearo tmn'jiort illots in the 'South, one at New- >orl and anotliw, at Uttlc Ilcck^ 1 »'o me on .'iccord In the East. Oiil-Slnte Km aliment Repic.wnlnllves (rom Dell, Mail- In, Ijachvllle, ,.lone.sboro, nay, 3teele and Cariithcrsvllle, Mo., liavo beofi Included on the slu- dent list of the .local Instructor!;. Seven ncltial hours ol flying is about the nvcraiiQ for the Municipal airport. Mr, , Crews said, n. K. Hudson, a Steele, Mo., youth, set a record for flyln'i! aspirants lo Klioot ut.hy soloing, after but three hours and fifteen minutes of time In the air. Several have completed their courses In four hours and one or two In slightly less time. Nine hours is the generally recognized average, It |s .said. After learning to fly here, five lllythcvlllb boys have bought planes and are .flying rcBiilnrly. 'They arc: Raymond -Homar, n Commandalrc; B. -.!•'. llrogdon, u Waco 10; J. l>. Holland, a Uear- win .speedster; J. K. Wlmherly, n Portci-ncKI. and James Bomar, u Travclaire. , . : , Night Coughs ' Many Planes Here Four other planes me being lioii'etl nt the alrpoil, giving niy- thcvlllc the distinction of having tin; most pianos of any single airport In the state, hot-cxcept- finr Little liock. llownrtl Truh- ' nell. I/elnnd, MlKs.. has a slx- unsscneer SlhKon; Wnrron Wright, Ulylheville, has a four-passenger Stltison, nnd Crews has two Taylor Cubs. Trumioll's Sllnson Is tho "City of Chicago" In which lhe Hunter Brothers set the endurance record ot 635 hours at Chi- cngo In 1931. The Porteilleld, owned by Wlmliorly, Is the first of (hat type evei tinned out by thrt Porlcrllcld. concern' They have oircrcd Furl ft new, modern -iip- lo-d.itc Job for It. He plans to nmke the tlmlo llila whig. 'Hie firm 1>I- iv to use It for -exhibit' purposes o:ily. A native of ICelser, Crews nt- tendcd the Southern Air Service, Hfcmphl*, under Charles Pilch. In three years as-iVit inslniclor nnd pilot \\" hr.s rnroll'Hl more than IIJC students nnd has flouf. mere thnn 1.000 hours, five times thu' triinsp'.'rt icqulrciiicnl. At knst five times lie hns reached -rut uhd shaken: hti'uLi •llli dc^Ui biii> each lime escuj- d ivilh mhui' I'lls nnd bruises. Ic hnd Ijct-n fylng but .1 sl:i rt line vlicii he ran nut of tilul 'and ilowcil.rlun-.igh u house nt jVIacoh. I'enu llu !r,d Uo close calls m conscciil Ive dais, ^oicn.ue, •r!W5, v Jle Iljlng ullh uis Wing wit", AC lost his v,ny In a "o? over 'he Atic&ntiny nmnnlnliii. They Jlev foi more thtn tln.-o .loiir.s mid nrnlly made n foicr-d Infilling nfai 1 Meroed, 1'ni '. Ii"i neM dny. nn,| lhe i:ith, iijt.lilcnt- ly, (hey uu li.to n fog nvhu from ."JUisde io Evnnsvlllh. They tccklly sot ru'" in n wheii,,llcld on the banks of the Ohio .river. A California Shunter killed an inllereit female deer, and. was subject to arrest, but the (;amo commissioner decided that • it wns .uitiire-'s error. Argciillim has 'J4,532 miles of. railways. WE HAVE SECURED 'THE SERVICES OF AN KXPERIENCED RADIO MECHANIC who will guarantee to repali your radio to first class condition. : A Complete Line of Tubes and I'arls - - Beit Prices Hubbanl Tire & -Hat. 'Co. Phone 476 "PAT" PATTON: Oil-milfm-fabter. "I smoke Camels. They don't get on my nerves; My digestion? It's O.K. I" MRS. DOROTHY POYNTON HILL: CJiiiui/iiou Diicr "I enjoy Cimds whenever J vrantl They're mild.' CLYDE FREEMAN:.T/«/- NtnvdAnlo Test Dril-fr. "You hot I smoke Camels. Camels help my di- gestion—andtheyncvcr get on my nerves!" WHAT STEADY HAVE LEARNED ABOUT CAMELS TONY HANERO: tiouitl Opoi Golf Cbam- I'ioa, "I have a grand feeling of being at ease when I cnjqy Caincjs along w '('' my SIR HUBERT WILKINS: ; exploring the Arctic trasles. "A Camel often has given me thcMift'I needed. Camels arcmystand-by.Tlicy add gusto to my meals." MISSDOROTHYKILGALLEN: Girl Reporter einltd ite glotc f" 24 X A tlayt. "It's man-clous the way I cart smoke Camels all I choose. I'll bet on Camels any time!" MRS. RUFUS PAINE SPALDJNO IIP, of Pasa.'l?;;.!, yachting (iillwi.isl. "I smoke as tiuny C.miuls a5 I please. I find ii's a happy way to case scrain.V Camels are made from finer, More Expensive Tobaccos .Turkish and Domestic... than any other popular brand. LOU MEYER: r<>» f,,. Anlo Classic thrte lima. "I n (Ms racing game I need a mild cigarette," he says,"so 1 smoke Camels." MRS. CHARLES SICKLES: BusyNtw Yolk malna."l smoke Camels whenever I feel like it —and they never get on my nerves or tire my taste." WILLIAM FERGUSON: Salamau. "I'm always on the go—and I smoke a lot. When I'm all tuckered out Camels give me a 'lift' in energy." ; ;*i^

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