The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 21, 1953 · Page 4
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Form BLTTHEVTLLB (ARK.)' COURIER , MAY M, Floods in Louisiana Force 1,250 Families from Homes By JAMES V. MOI.BAN LAKE CHARLES, Li. (API ~ The wildly spreading Cnlcasieu River swirled toward this Southwest Louisiana port city today with the biggest flood threat In 40 years and drove 1,250 families from their homes. High waUr elsewhere In Louisiana caused two drowning*, one at Kinder, 30 miles upstream from Lake Charles, and another at Crowley, 50 miles cast of here. Volunteers with bulldozens and homes in the Easldale subdivision p river had bulged out more _ than trucks sweltered in warm coastal temperatures during the night to push up small dirt dikes to halt slowly rising waters in residential ureas In the eastern part of this My. ( Firetrucks pumped at the river Invasion which threatened lo sever V. S. Highway 90, Unking the nearby Lake Charles Air Force Base with this city of 50,000. Weatherman Paul Cook said the CalcasieU River, normally, a tame little stream, would reach five feet over flood stage today; beyond that he would not predict. Flood stage is four reel. At Old Town Bay, a river gauge spot four miles north of Lake Charles, high waters surged to 14.85 feet, more than 10 feet above flood stage. Air Base Hit The sheriff's office said 1.000 many cases showed only their root- lands. here. The Air Force said another | two miles wide over rich farm- 250 families were evacuated from trailer camps and that 50 soldier- family trailers were moved to the air base. A younft hitchhiker Identified ns Louis Paul Urwaleck of New York City was drowned while trying to wade across a flooded highway near Kinder yesterday. Joe Huntsberry, 14, disappeared, in a flooded Rulley at Crowley. New flood threats were reported on the Red River In Northwestern Louisiana and on the Black River in East-Central Louisiana. Miles ol rain-swollen waters, draining southward from Central Louisiana, drenched in a foot of rain early this week, built up along the sharply turning Calcasieu as far north as Kinder. Fnrm nouses along (he way in Ike Had Hot-Rod Fever Once but Thief Cured Him WASHINGTON I/ft — President Eisenhower hart a fling at hot-rod- dlng some 20 years ago, but gave It up when thieves swiped his gadgets. He told the story himself last night In a special television broadcast piped exclusively to a Ford Motor Company executives' meet- Ing In Dearborn, Mich. The White House made public his remarks. The President recalled he bought a Mn;Icl T Ford about 1920 and, "knowing about these things, I families were driven from their (ops. An air survey showed the thought," as a recent graduate of Rita in Honolulu HONOLULU (*) — ActreM III U Hayworth arrived by plane last night for « week of work on the lilm "Miss Sadie Thompson." Well Worded Well-educated men, such »» librarians, biographers, engineers, and edilors, have a working knowledge of not less than 60,000 words, according to estimates. the tank corps motor school, souped It up with a Bosch magneto/* a Bosch Ignition system and a Strom carburetor. "I really had a Ford," the President said, but not for long. As the car stood out one night, he continued, thieves stole the carburetor and ignition system. He said he hoped the Ford executives wouldn't make it amiss that the prowlers didn't steal the Ford itself, and added he went right back to regular Ford equipment. In more serious vein, he congratulated the company on its 50th anniversary, saying: you have done more than just bring more things to more people at lower cost. You have contributed so much to the position of the United States in the world, the position of strength and of leadership." 406 W. 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