The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 17, 1955 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, October 17, 1955
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MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1958 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE FIVB Eye Witness Accounts; Connecticut Flood Came Swiftly, Witkout Warning NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Here is the story of the Connecticut flood, told in the words of the people who know it best. Thomas Godbout, a 41-year-old mechanic from Monroe, who went out to drive his wife back from the inn where she worked as a waitress — and never made it: "I crossed over the center road bridge in Easton and a slate cop told me I'd have to take Route 53 in Georgetown. "When I got there I was slopped i Water was rushing everywhere. | A car was over the bunk, I went! back over the .same road. When Vl got back in Easton, the bridge I had gotten over half an hour he- fore was washed away, but I couldn't see that. "I drove onto the bridge but it wasn't there. "The car went down .One third of it was out of ihe water. I broke the glass on one of the doors on the passenger's side. The water came rushing through it. "The lights of the car were still on and I could see what I needed Floods Bring Bombardment Of Boulders on Ellenville, H. Y. ELLENVILLE, N.Y. t.V) — New j million dollars celaring them from to do. That saved me." He went | half a ton " out through the window, waded to • floods over the weekend brought another bombardment to Ellenville— by boulders. They swept down the Catskill mountainsides in torrents of water. They undercut banks and embankments, filled creek bsds and thudded into buildings and automobiles. Some of them weighed as much as and spent the night at a stranger's house. Tough Going National Guard Col. Walter Jakubowski. who led 130 National Guardsmen into isolated Georgetown, where 500 families were stranded without food or water: "What we did was to prove somebody could get into Georgetown. It was tough getting in. At one point we had to put a jeep in high gear and jump it over a 12-i'oot drop in the road. "We gave them help, but they had the situation under control." Mrs. Susan Kelly, 11. who swam for her life when the Norwalk River carried away here house. Her husband Tom, 74. and two women roomers were swept away and presumed dead. Mrs. Kelly. from her hospital bed in Norwalk, said "I told my man. Tom. let's get out of here. 'Let me alone, you make me nervous,' he said— you can't tell that man anything. It came so fast we couldn't geti out. The cat drowned in the kitch- creeks and repairing roads and bridges. Now they have the job to do all over a^ain. O'NL'ill estimates it will cost another million. When the first Boulders were heard during the weekend, people were quickley evacuated from a residential area on the east side ot town '.vhere a brook flows. The stream rose. Boulders ate at its banks and undermined buildings. When the water spilled over, the boulders crashed into cars and houses. They battered a bottiing plant trol experience. There was a seige j previously damaged by Diane's of them in the floods that follow-! floods. O'.N'eiU said they "chewed the ed Hurricane Diane last August. I framework up like putting it through The Army Engineers spent Ivi j a meat grinder." Woman Drowns in Flood-Swollen River with Kelp Only 20 Feet Away ropes was extended outward to a point where rescuers were only 20 Day and night their dull booming echoed through the valleys. Col. John T. O'Nt'ill of the Army Engineers said the boulders were something unique in his flood con- REDDING, Conn, if) — For six hours the woman clung to a. tree in the raging Saugatuck River while 30 rescuers made one attempt after another to reach her. Then, with the rescuers only 20 feet away, she was too exhausted to hold on longer. She let go and was swept down the river. Rescuers said a car carrying the woman and her husband went into the river. She got out and caught hold of a tree about 500 feet from shore. Her husband was believed feet from the woman. It was then that she let go and was not seen again. He Proved 'Well Loaded' GASTONIA. N.C. (& t — Police picked up a man on a public drunkenness charge and asked him what DOUBLING UP—As his first wedding ceremony following his being ordained. Rev. William H. Gardner, rishi, had a pleasant though confusing task. The Hutchinson, Kansas, pastor united in marriage his mother, Mrs. Beatrice Victoria Gardner, center, and his p father-in-law, Jason Davi- Holden. second from left. Now his mother is also his mother-in-law and his father-in-law is his stepfather High point of the ceremony came when his daughter Kathleen, 2, stole the show by storing a half-used lollypop in his pocket, as pictured. Mr and Mrs Seth Herrick are the wedding attendants in the photo.. EXCLUSIVE NEA PHOTO was in the paper bag he was carry- in. He couldn't follow us up the snore. H italrs. Things kept banging into Downed. The couple was tentatively iden- mg. "Just some money I've been saving up," he replied. Rescuers brought floodlights to the house — automobiles, all sorts of things crashing down. j tificd as Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Under Washing Machine j Phoenix of Redding, "I sat on top of a trunk. My man was standing in the water by a dresser. I said to my man, "There's nothing we can save here. You wouldn't listen to me. I didn't think it was going to be as bad,' he said. "Suddenly, there was a crash Everything fell over. The washing machine fell on me. I was in the water. I thought I was drowning. I was down at the bottom. I got hold of a piece of lumber. "I hollered for help, but no one came. i "I don't know what happened then. Someone got me out some j how. My man must have been hit j in the head. They haven't found him, have they?" the scene and first tried to reach the woman by boat. This failed. Albert Yenning, chief of the West Redding volunteer fire department, started to swim out to her but the water was too swift. Finally a network of ladders and PENNY PROFILE - When friends of Wisconsin Assemblyman Henry Peters said he resembled Abraham Lincoln, he grew whiskers to accent the likeness. Wearing a string bow tie, Peters here imitates Lincoln's penny profile at Madison. Port of Nation Pelted by Rain By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Rain extended westward from the East Coast to northern Illinois and .Wisconsin today and also pelted parts of the Southeast. The U. S. Weather Bureau in Chicago said an unconfirmed tornado was reported in the vicinity of Oztirk, Ala. Clear skies prevailed from the Great Plains westward to the Pacific. An early morning freeze was reported in sections of Minnesota ind the eastern Dnkotus. He was able to pay his fine of .$5 and S7 costs of court. Police Chief G- F. Penninger said the bag contained $3,185. CAN APPLY FOR LIFE INSURANCE If you are under 80, you can still apply for a SI,000 life insurance policy to help take care of final expenses without burdening your family. You can handle the entire transaction by mail with OLD AMERICAN of KANSAS CITY. No obligation of any kind. No one will call on you! Write today for free information. Simply mail postcard or letter (giving figei to Old American IMF. Co.. 3 W. 9th, Dept. L1003B, Kansas City, Mo. PICKARD'S GROCERY & MARKET Nationally Advertised & Fancy Groceries The Finest in BEEF, VEAL, LAMB, PORK Genuine Hickory Smoked Country Ham Nationally Advertised & Fancy Groceries 2-2043 Call In We Deliver Come In 1044 Chick NOBLE GILL PONTIAQ INC Fifth & Walnut Phone 3-6817 Rubirosa Flies A Long Way To Visit Za Za LOS ANGELES <*Pj—Porfirio Rub- irosa flew in yesterday—a few thousand miles out of his way—to see actress Zsa Zsa Gabor. The Latin diplomat and sportsman said he was on his way home from Paris to the Dominican Re- j public but added that the detour j s worth it. •I love her," he told a reporter. When asked if Zsa Zsa loves him, he shrugged and sighed, "I don't know. I hope so." Rubirosa found the actress at the wheel of a sleek yellow sports car. They greeted each other with restraint. When the reporter told her Rubirosa didn't know if she loved him, she laughed and said, "I don't know either." Then they drove away. Lone Entrant :ln Beauty Revue NCGALES, Ariz. —There's plenty of local pride in the manly hearts oi the Nogales Elks Club, but it appears that the maidens of surround- ine Santa Cruz County are a bil bashful. Last week the Elks announced contest to name Miss Santa Cruz County, who'll compete in the Miss Arizona contest at the state fair. No one showed up. Contest Chairman Carlos Jury announced another contest yesterday for Oct. 25. Just to make sure the county is represented at the fair, GETTING UPNIGHTS If worried bv "Bladder Weakness" [Getting Up Nlghis (too frequent, burning or itching urination) or Strong, Cloudy Urine] due to com.Tion Kidney and Bladder Irritations, try CYSTEX for quiet, Rratifying. comforting help. A billion cySTEX tablets used in past 25 years prove safety and success. Ask drugRist lor CYSTEX under satisfaction or money-back guarantee. THAT'S HUDSON STAYBR CLEANING PROCESS You'll be amazed at how sparkling, clean and fresh your clothes will look after being' cleaned with STAY- BRIGHT — You see STAYBRIGHT is a remarkable cleaning process which actually restores the original new lustre to your clothing, flushes out dirt and grime. keeps natural and synethetic fibers alive and resilient — try if soon! When You Think Enough Of Your Clothes to Want The VERY BEST? • The Hudson Finish •8 Hour Service (For The Asking) HUDSON Cleaner - Clothier - Tailor Blytheville, Ark. Stccle, Mo. agreed to compete. So far, she is the only entrant. Swimmer Loses Strength Test With Murky River NEW HAVEN, Conn, (fl—A man who tried to prove he was a strong swimmer disappeared last night in the murky Quinnipac River. Police Capt. John L. McSherry said trr man, Joseph Baltzegar, 25. Orangeburg, S. C., dived into the water after getting out of a car in which he was traveling with Joseph G. Hammond of Miami. Pla. Hammond said his companion claimed he was a strong swimmer and dived in to prove it. An officer saw him go under three quarters of the way across the 500-yard-wide river. Personal Problem DENVER OP) — Superior Judge Mitch Johns was lecturing parents of a 17-year-old boy who had been brought into his court. "Frankly, I think he's just a spoiled little boy," Johns said, then paused and added thoughtfully: "But 1 can understand it—I've got a 7- week-old son—and he's spoiled too!" FEAR Any Cough When a cough starts begin using Creomulsion quick for soothing, relaxing, phlegm loosening help. You U like its results better than other medicine or druggist refunds your money. No narcotics. Pleasant to take. CREOMUlfSION relieves Coughs, Chest Colds, Acute Bumchitii SAVE 3 C OR MORE ON YOUR GROCERY DOLLARS! Safeway's policy is to meet the advertised and everyday shelf grocery prices of trading stamp grocers by keeping Safeway prices at least 3% below those of rts trading stamp competitors. This means big cash savings to Safeway's customers on their grocery purchases. This Ad Effective Tuesday, Oct. 18th Highway Brand APPLESAUCE 2 S 25f Dog Food Your Dog Will Like KEN L RATION 2 - 29* Healthy Food for Your Dog N!P N' TUCK 3 Sunny Hills Delicious POP CORN 2 £ 33? Star Kist Delicious CHUNK TUNA '^' 34* Libby's Brand 16 01. Tins No. 2 Tin Fluffiest Brand MARSHMALLOWS '& 1% Philadelphia Delicious CREAM CHEESE S* 14* Bel-Air Frozen STRAWBERRIES «r Hi Honeybird Pitted PIE CHERRIES 2 - 39* DON'T FORGET! Safeway will meet (he lowest advertised price of every competitor — item by item —- day by day — in Blytheville. Quality considered. FARMERS! Clean Your Own Beans and SAVE With the Clipper Bean and Grain Cleaner • Lightweight • Compact • Completely Portable SEE IT TODAY! BYRUM IMPLEMENT CO. 118 E. Main Phone 3-4404 Clark Gable To Be Father HOLLYWOOD (/P)—Clark Oablt, 54-year-old movie idol, will become a father for the first time next May. His fifth wife, the former Kay Williams Sprockets, jaid yesterday that she found out the news Friday but wanted to keep it a secret sinc« they had just gotten over denying an earlier report. "But we went to a big party Saturday night," the .former actresi added, "and Clark bragged about it to everybody." She said he smoked a big, long cigar and was telling everyone about fatherhood. He really acted like a ham." The couple married last July 11. The baby will be delivered by Oa«- sarean section. LAND FOR SALE 80 ACRES Approximately 6 miles wes of Blytheville. Fair im provements. Priced to sell 424 ACRES Near Holland, Mo. Fronts on main paved road. Gow improvements. This is a rea farm. Don't miss seeing it 160 ACRES Near Gideon, Mo. Nice large 2-story home. 2 irrigation wells. Good productive land 63'/2 AC RES Near Dell, Arkansas. Beau tiful $20,000 home and ex tra fine improvements. This is a show place. Don't miss this if you are looking for a nice suburban house. 222 ACRES Close to Manila, Arkansas Extra good mrxed loam land. Priced to sell. 66 ACRES South of Dell, Ark. This is the best bargain we are showing for an investment Look this over before it is sold. 5225 per acre. 157 ACRES Near Reeves, Mo. Good land, a real buy. $225 per acre. 47 ACRES Near Steele, Mo. Excellent land in a good location. $300 per acre. 94 AC RES On gravel road near Portageville, IMo. Small home, high quality land. Good location. MANY OTHER FARMS We have many other farms of all sizes . . . Excellent terms on all property. We have insurance company commitments that will pay a large portion of the purchase price. Let us show you these farms before you make a deal. Phone, Write, Or Sec EARLS FARM & LOAN CO. Glencoe Hotel Bldg. Blytheville, Ark. Phone POplar 3-4 562 J. E. STEVENSON, JR. Phone POplar 3-6186 CECIL EARLS Phon* POplur 3-4051

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