The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 14, 1948 · Page 7
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EIGHT BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER Thousands Flee Flooded Homes Riy«n in Seven States in North and East on Rampag* (By DnHcd Pn«) ThOHMOd* of per»ons fled from their bom»» tod»y «* floods struck h»m ta'Jeven elates. The. Ohio River was the biggest tttxibtemtker. Fed by rain and swollen trlbutarie*, it climbed above flood level in Pennsplvarita, Ohio, W«t vlrflnl«, Kentucky, «nd Indiana. Hundred! of families were evac uated in Ohio. Several hundred more t«mlll« left their homes In Kentucky. The high water disrupted mining in Penasylvanla, nnd thre»tened homes In West Virginia and Indiana. Hundredi of f&milles were evac Bated in. Ohio. Several hundred more, families left their homes In Kentucky. The high water disrupted mining In Pennsylvania, and threatened homes In West Virginia and Indiana. In Grand Porks, N. D.. (he Red River eurged over its banks, drlv- . ing SO families from tlie city and Bast Grand Forks, Minn., across the river. Tht Snake River rose above flood level at Alyarado, Minn., flooding basements in the downtown section and many homes. rj. S. Weather forecasters at Chl- eago said the Ohio River was rising rapidly all the way from Pitts- 'The Wicked City' Isn't So Bad, Says FBI WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 1948 COUNTRY CRIME REPORTING AK£A Sheriff! Offico 1,279 . 101 Sroti Polict ... 12 Rural Population 31,129,564 'AUTO THEFT—15.1 8.9 . .NEGLIGENT MANSLAUGHTER Data lor percentage changes shown here were compiled by FBI from report! by police of 2075 cities of 10,000 population or more, wilh a tola! population ol 65,432,164. Woman Admits She May Have Set Fatal Fire ASIiVILLE, N. C., April 14 (UP> —Authorities ordered a menial examination today for the night supervisor of a hospital that burned here March 11 after she asked police to lock her up because she was a- fratd of what she might do. Annie Mac Hall, 44. night supervisor of the Highland Hospital /or Nervous Diseases, told police she didn't know If she had set the institution'.? central building afire but said "I could have". Nine women patients died In the blaze. Police Chief Eric Hall snld tha woman told him she had thought so much about setting fire to one of the remaining hospital buildings I hat "I'm afraid of what I might da." A hearing and psychiatric examination of the night supervisor, who had charge of the hospital the night It burned, will be held in the next feiv days. burgh to Evansvllle, Ind. It wis In 1947, crime in rural nieas Increased 7,1 per cent, over l«Jl(i and at the same time crime in cities ol lOOOt) cZa'tfU^tod'aT 1 Tonight 1 ft'Ts ° r """* Pe ° Ple dr ° P " Cd 5J PCr «'""' *»•'-«'= «»<"«» «•"•* «.»••(. W issued by (he FBI. CnarUs above, taken expected to climb to 59 feet,'seven (r ° m lhe re P ort ' snow Percentage of change In major crimes. Note that in cities only two crimes showed an feet above flood level. Thi Ohio rose three feet above flood stage at Louisville, Ky., today and river experts said It was headed for 60 .feet, or five feet above, tonight. A light rain fall In the Northern •ectton of the Ohio River Valley but weathermen said it probably would stop .by tonight. A National Guard company was ordered into Marietta, O.,' to help evacuate more than 100 families. Wafer Supply Shut Off Residents of Rome, Duena Vista, and, other Ohio towns West of Portsmouth left their homes as the Ohio- River surged above flood atage. . " Government engineers hsstily constructed a 1,200 foot earth levee at New Boston. * Merchants in Pomeroy, O.. moved 1 . their record* to safe places, and the New York Central Railroad loaded all its machinery in the area into box cars. Some mines were flooded in Kentucky, and others were shut down because of power failures caused by floods The licking river flooded boiler rooms of the Newport, Ky., rolling mills, forcing a shutdown. Major John !>• Cummins declared an emergency in Cynthlana, Ky. The' city's- water supply was I cut off and all Incoming highways were impassable. -At Cincinnati, 19 persons were J|vkcuated to' a recreation center. J^tVeteran rtvennen aaid the Ohio Increase during 1947 while in rural areas six major offenses showed a j-lsc Americans Touring Italy Discover Signs Which Express Appreciation By Ann Stringer B Vnlied Press Staff Correspondent SAN PAOLO CIVITATE, Italy, April 14. UP)—(The sign glistened in new white paint, and the letters were large. The headlights of our car caufjnt it as we sped through ttic Utll2 square of this village. We turned back to huve a closer Jock. "Lone Live Truman," it said. "Long live the allies." •'Long live liberty," "Long live peace." The words were written In English. And the whole sign was so different that we stopped the car and sat there looking at It, instead of driving on. as we had Intended, to spend the night at the former U. S. Air Base near Foggin, another loo miles down the Adriatic coast. The explanation came quickly. It was after midnight, but within a few moments nearly 100 people s\ir- Rlver was not expected lo come anywhere near the 19.99-foot mark it hit during the disastrous flood of 1937. The Ohio often has risen to 60 feel. rounded our car, They were wavi'tig Jinl's invitation to return. "I want to go back," he said,, "but I guess I'm too old now. But I still got relatives in Youngstown." I asked them how it happened . that the Western powers still were passports or birth certificates, anii popular here when the Communists they spoke English lo prove that ! distributed propaganda they, loo, were—in a sense—America ns. Celeste San A'gata. 58, who used to hve in Boston and Marlbcrough, Mass.. and work tor n shoe manufacturer, was the seH-appointc'J spokesman. ; "I came back here in 1932," lie explained, "like most of these Americans here, Mussolini Invited us back and told us everything would be wonderful. We fell for it, and now we're dead sorry. 1 ' I mentioned that II Duce hart been dead three years. "Yes, hut if 'the Communists win the election, it will be just as bad all over again," lie said. Another former American pushed hi 1 ! way in. "I'm American too," he said. "My name is Luigi Caccavale, but just call me Lou. That's what they called me in New York and Columbus. Ohio. I know the U. S., you bet. I worked everywhere over there— Boston to Youngstown. Ohio." " He said he too accepted Miisso- them for the wartime bombing o( say "Good Evening" in Italian. ihe village. "Oh, those people," Lou said violently. "They mnke me sick. That 1 .; we made the sign—to show More Vets Join Protest Against G.I. Loan Homes CHATTANOOGA. Tcnn.. April 14. (UP; — Twenty three additional Chattanooga veterans yesterday slopped payment on their G. I. loan houses, joining a group of 110 others who took similar action last month. C. V. Coidell, chairman of the New Veterans Committee, said ihe group owns houses scattered in various sections of Ihe city. He said no further payments will he niaile on the houses by members of the group because of the poor condition of the houses. The earlier group protested to 0 S. Attorney General Tom Clark and Georgia Gov. M. E. Thompson that ttic'ir houses lacked proper sanita- Torn by Revolt Rioting swept Bogota (1), where at least 33 persons were killod and over 200 Injured when left-wing elements, spurred by Communists, revolted against Colombia's conservative government. Revolutionary fighting was also reported in Call (2), ihe nation's third city. Lima (3), Pom, has been offered as a replacement site for the ninth Fun-American Conference, which was halted in Bogota by the disorder. (NBA News- map.) lion and apart." were literally "falling English, but she curtseyed and kissed my hand, and told the child to Then, stiff with embarrassment but anxious to show that she too had some connection with America, she took off the boy's hat and point- wc love America. 'We even teach | ert to the label. It carried the name Ihe children how to read the sign, | or a Boston hatmavker. "Americano," she said proudly. •Americano." She put the hut carefully back Til this and what the words mean. Communists will not win in village." A woman led her five-year-old .son toward me. She could not speak half th« 10-year acreage. Produc-l The electric tabulating machin* tlon It estimated at 80,000 bushels. I was patented In 1889. Smoother...Better Tasting Friendly KING For "Friendly Flam!"/* on the child's head, and led him awny. 1948 Strawberry Yield to Be Low, Estimates Show LITTLE ROCK, April 14. (UP)—I The Crop Reporting Service today ! Indicated Hie 1343 strawberry liar- i vest in Arkansas woul* be 30 per cent below last year's production arul 23 per cent below the 10-year 1937-46 average. Based on conditions April 1, the! crop was estimated at 520,000 crates, i The yield per acre was indicated at i 50 crates, as compared with 68 crates in 1941 and a 10-year average of 55. Acreage U down five per cent from 1947 and 15 per cent •from the average. The crop reporting service estimated 4,100 acres o! early commercial irish potatoes have been i planted in Arkansas, an increase i of 10 per cent over last year but! 24 per cent below the 10-year aver- i age. j A total of 300 acres has been j 1 plantert in spring spinach for the I I fresh market. That Is one-third less than the 1947 acreage and one- ! 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