The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 15, 1948 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 15, 1948
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THURSDAY,'APUIL 15, 1048 High Ohio River Threatens 6,000 But Forecast Brings Hope of Relief to \ Flooded Communities CINCINATf, O., April 15. (UP)_ k. forecast of clear skies and warmer today brought hopes of f. gradual casing of flood conditions ilong the Ohio River which ihreiU- tus the homes of 6.000 residents of loR'-lylng sections lie"-. The river crested at 33 feel, six 'feet over the flood level, at East Liverpool, 300 miles upstream at 8 a.m. today. A crest of 614 feel, M feet above tile flood stage \vas expected here sometime Saturday. Many outlying sections of 'Cincinnati. Including the Coney Island Amusement Park and River Downs race track, already were Inundated ILS the Ohio rc»c at Iho rate of more than two Indies an hour and nearccl the 60-foot mark. Dozens of communities upstream were flooded already. More than +.000 persons throughout the stale }iavc fled their homes. The Army and Red Cross rii.5)ic<! emergency supplies to the stricken communities. Damage was counted in the millions. State highway officials sruil JJ.500.CCO damage already had been <tgP.!i5ed to roads and bridges. Marietta, O, SOD miles upstream from here, was one of the hardest hit communities. Half the city ol l.OCO persons was underwater to a depth of five feet. Some 800 persons have been evacuated. All business was halted. Relief Staliojis Set Up Emergency Reel Cross headquarters have been set up i n Manchester, Aberdeen. Rome, Higgmspori, Ravenna, Neville. New Richmond, Point Pleasant, Moscow and Ripley. Soup kitchens and relief stations have been established all elong the river. The flood, the worst on Ihc Ohio in three years, was expected to riso more than 14 feet over the flood stage tomorro wat Portsmouth. Hundreds of volunteers were hurriedly piling sandbags along th<! city's Sl.000,003 flood wall to keep the water out of the main part of the community. At Pomeroy. a good part of the business district was reported under water, with the river expected 'to rise to more timn 12 feet above flood stage. Oallipolis was isolaled when all highways leading into the city were 'jndated after an overnight rise Ihe river. Low-lying areas on the Outskirts of the city were under water, but the Red Cross sairt all families in those sections had been evacuated safely. BLYTIIEVILLE (ARK.) 1 COURIER NEWS New Hands for Radioactive Research American scientists have developed another pair of hands to aid them in dangerous radioactive research. These mechanical hands can work on radioactive elements and chemicals which might injure human hands. Perfected by scientists of the General Electric Corporation, they are demonstrated at the 18th niimial Safety Convention K.vnosillon in New York. 2 Killed When Train, Hit by Truck, Derails KREMLIN, Okla., April 15. (JJ.P.) —Firemen and police searched iho charred wreckage of a streamlined train today for additional victims of a crash in which at least two persons were killed and 42 were injured. Three coaches of the Rock Island Line's Southbound Texas Rocket were dciatteU yesterday when a heavy dump truck rammed the train at a grade crossing near here. Two of (he coaches burst Into flame. Highway patrolmen said the bodies were mangled almost beyond recognition. They were unable to tell if two or three bodies had beer, removed. H. M. Laughlin of Oklahoma City, driver of the (ruck, escaped with scratches. Automobiles Damaged In Crash on Chickasawba Damage to two cars resulted laic yesterday from collision at Die Intersection o[ Railroad Street and Chickasawba Avenue. Cure driven by Noel McSpadden and Mrs. Grace Mason, both o! Blythcville, collided about 0:05 p.m., a police report stated. The front end of the 1S4S For-f driven by Mr. McSpadden wf-.s smashed mid fender and hood damage resulted to the lO-tfl Dodge driven by Mrs. Mason. The police report said the collision occurred as Mr. .McSpaddeii, who was parked in front of the Mid-South Distributing Co.. pulled across the intersection. Mrs. Ma- .son \vns diiving East, No one was injured and uo arrests were made. Caruthersyille High • School Again Approved CAnUTHEKSVILLE, Mo., April 15.—Redman Dunham, principal of the Caruthersvllle High School, announced yesterday Dint, the school had been advised by Dr. John Hun, chairman of the State Commlllce, Unit the school has been conllu- ued on the list, of secondary schools approved by the Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. The Carulhcrsville high school has been on this list continuously since 1030. Little Rock Pastor Heads Presbytery of Arkansas JONKSBOno. Ark., April 15. (UP) —The Rev. c. D. Wardlaw, pastor of Ihe Central Presbyterian Church of JJUle nock today was moderator of Ihe Presbytery of Arkansas following his election at the close of a two-clay meeting here. He suceedcci Ihe Rev. J. Lclghton Scott of West Memphis. The Rev. W. W. Travis of Jonesuoro was named slalc clerk. 0:30 In Hie school cafclerln. John F. Dowen will be loastmisler for Hie evening. The program will consist of (lie welcome address by Superintendent T. I). Wllkhu, the school sang, "Loyal and True," ami three solo's by Dallon C. Fowlston and Carroll Evans, both of Blytlie- vllte and Ami Claire Wllklns. The Rev. A. 11. Hill will give the Invocation followed by the inlroduclloti of Alumni by classes, Tho address will be given by Allen Lynch, afler which • reiwrt will be heard from the nominating: committee. The concluding number will be tho. group singing, "Avild Lang Sync". Livestock ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, April 15. (UP)—Livestock: Hogs 11,900, salable 11,500. as compared with 10,000 yesterday. Market uneven; barrows "and gilts 50c to mostly 'lite lower than Wednesdays average; some weights over 200 Itjs off $1 or more. ows-7Sc tr> $1.25 lower. Bulk good and choice 170 to 240 Ibs 20.50-21.50; top 21.75 for about two loads; 240 'to 210 Ib.s 19-20.75; 270 to 325 Ibs 17.25-10' 130 to 150 Ibs 18.75-21; 100 to 120 Ibs 15.75-13; sow.s 450 JlK down 15.75-16.50; over 450 Ibs 15-15.75; few down to 14.50. Stags 13-15 Cattle 3.500, salable 2,500: calf receipts 1,500, all salable. Although receipts were light trading showed a reversal of form [rom early sessions Ihis week and bids were unevenly lower on steers, heifers and cows, with very little done. Julls fully steady and vealers were unchanged. A few good steers at 2830; steady to 50c lower; odd lots good heiiers and mixed yearlings 27.50-27.15, with n few choice mixed yearlings 30- Virtually nothing gone on cows. PMA Director Resigns WASHINGTON, April 15. (U.P.I Je.sso B. Gihner resigned today as head of the Agriculture .Depart-1 merit's Production and Marketing' Administration and president of the! Commodity Credit. Corporation. In those jobs Gilmcr had directed tlie government's huge food chases for export. Read Courier News Want Arts. Episcopalians Meet FORT SMITH. Ark.. April 15 (UP) —The Rev. John DcPorest of Santa Barbara. Cal., will give the convention sermon at tonight's session of the 76th annual convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Arkansas here. The convention will adjourn tomorrow. pur- Arkansan Electrocuted HARRISBURG. Ark., April 15 (UP)—Oliver L. Shaver, 31, was electrocuted here yesterday while pulling a pump pipe. Tho pipe touched a power line and Shaver died Instantly. Shaver Is survived by his wife parents and one brother. Laney's Brother Replaced By Hospital Management LITTLE ROCK, Ark., April 15, (UP)—A Little nock maii today became superintendent of two sln'/j hospital farm units on a trial basis. J. t>. Hnmm was employed yesterday by the hospital board meeting here to replace W. H. Laucy, brother of Gov. lien Uincy, whose resignation was accepted early this year. 'Hie hospital farms are located at Daucum and near Lltlle Rock. Army Private to Hang YOKOHAMA. Japan, April 15.— (UP)—An Eighth Army general court martini today sentenced Pvt. Slrntmnn Armistcad, 32, of Thoums- vlll.e Ala., to death by hanging. He was convicted of the hammer slaying of four Japanese. Luxora Alumnus to Have Annual Meeting, Banquet LUXORA, Ark.. April 15 —The Ahum)] Association of Luxorn High School will hold their annual meeting and banquet Friday night at Osceola Newt Mrs. John w. Edrlnstou and Mrs. Madeline F. Campbell left today to attend (ho Continental Congress of Hie Daughters of the American Hev- olutlon to be held In Constitution Hull In Wellington, D. c. Mrs. Ert- ilnglou will attend ns delegate and Mrs. Campbell ns regent of the \vil- llnm Slrong Chapter, W. W. I'rewltt, accompanied by Mrs. A. S. Rogers, were In Memphis yesterday lo visit Miss Mary Lyford who Is a patient In (he Baptist Hospital. Mayor Den F. Bullei', who has heen a patient in the Memphis Biip- tlst Hospital for the past two weeks, is much Improved and is expected to return home early next week. Mrs. Clara Sullivan KnRsdale, wiio has been visiting friends here for the past weeks, will return today to her home in Columbia, Tenii, Mrs. c. F. Gentry and Infant dnughther returned to their home here yesterday from Walls Hospital in Blythcville. Installation of Officers Held by Osceola P.T.A. OSCEOLA, Ark., April 15,-Mrs D. V. Malock was installed as president of the Osccola Parent-Teacher Association when the group met at the high school yesterday for their monthly meeting. Mrs. Jcltlc Driver was Installed ns vice-president; Mrs. Tim Bowles treasurer and Mrs. E. L. Tallferro, secretary. Superintendent J. Franklin Sanders served as Installing officer. The Rev. L. T. Lawrence, who was the principal speaker, chose for his Mrs. Roxelle It Hottest To Demonstration Club Mrs. 8. B. Rowlle w»s hostess nt her home Monday afternoon to 18 members of the Double Bridges Home Demonstration Club, TWO new members, tin. Hershell Leigh and Mrs. Chirles Frazlcr uttcmtal the meeting. The meeting was opened with group singing and roll cull was answered by each member slating (he methods which they used to encourage their families-to eit nil n, c vegetables on the menu. Mrs. Harold Permenter gave somo landscape tips • and Mrs. Howard Bowen presided over tho Ijiishics.i meeting. A demonstration on cook Ing cabbage was given by Miss Helen Wells, county home demonstration «»ent, who also discussed the chart of the seven b»slc food groups. The hostess, assisted by Mrs. Ix>- pm Rozclle, served * salad plntc with Iced drinks. subject "Community Education I'hose receiving tho room awards were Miss Marguerite lleld's eleventh Rrude, and Mrs. Jim Henrys second grade. PAGE TBHEfe OF THE EARTri BESTL COOK? DAY RATE HOUR RATE WEEK RATE DAY AND NIGHT NURSERY For Children of All Here's what folks with children have wanted for a long time! A responsible, safe place to leave their children while shopping, going to a movie or on a trip. meals are available, as well as clean NEW beds ARTIE'S NURSERY Phone 2350 313 N. 2nd St 'TCiVonions See Film A film portraying (he operation of the Metropolitan Lite Insurance Company was seen by members of' the Kiwanis Club at their luncheon meeting In the Hotel Noble yesterday. James Bruton, formerly of Blytheville, Charles Harper, Dr. W P. 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