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NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME .. JMP \ -'·' H A R L Q N E ft H I S M E M f t E P T 0 F | 0 .v VOL. XLIII "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS LEASED WIRES H O M E E D I T I O N MASON CITY, IOWA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 1937 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION OMB NO, 98 WEAKENING LEVEES ARE BOLSTERED He Offended White House John L. Lewis Nol One to Speak Before Thinking. By CHARLES P. STEWART A S H I NGTON, (CPA) -- John L. Lewis, t h e l a b o r leader, u n d o u b tedly gave considerable offense lo Ihe while house by remarking that his organization aave its w h o l e hearted support to Pres- i d c n t Roosevelt in the last national c a m- paign and consequently considers that his forces are 1 entitled to presidential . help in its fight against "economic royalists." ''But I d o ' n o t believe, as some commentators have suggested, that Lewis spoke before he Ihought. I talked with him 10 days or so .before he broadcast this definite utterance and he said substantially the same thing then. I asked him what the president could do. He was not definite to a "T," b u t ' h e did make it clear that .he thinks the president has influence' a-plenty -- and "then some." A Potent Voice. Of course this is true. The presidential v o i c e is mightily potcnl, even if it be jusl a voice; nothing more. N Lewis made it clear that he wants and expects it for the element he represents. Subsequently he has made it clearer yet; he not \ o^Jy looks 'for · presidential baclc- :-J, S-^'ig',but- he; demands it,-and-with- There are numerous interpretations 'to 'the effect that the white house has \ "rebuked" him 'subtly. It is not a strained interpretation, either. John L. Lewis, however, is riot so readily rebukable. A Powerful Bloc. There is no question but that the Lewis-ites did help President Roosevelt with their votes. To be sure, Rooseveltians answer, thai, even without the Lewis bloc, the present white house tenant would have been re-elected anyway. That is undeniable. All Ihe same, .a bloc of. several million ballots is not to be sneezed Iowa Legislature Agrees on Clerk COMPROMISE OF $3.80 REACHED BY COMMITTEE Senate Passes Five Acts as House Hears Major Bills Introduced. DES MOINES, (IP}--The hist obstacle in the way of smooth operation of the Iowa legislature was hurdled Thursday afternoon when an Iowa house and senate com- miUee.' agreed to split the difference and pay their clerks S3.80 a day. Settlement of the pay difficulty, pending for more than two weeks, was made by a conference committee to whom the matter was shunted when the two branches could not agree. The senate had demanded an increase from $3.60 a day to S4 for its clerks, while the house, as an economy move, decided to pay 53.GO, the scale of the last session. In " : reaching an agreement the committee bargained and gave a 20 cent .a day increase in. both branches. The house, adopted the conference report by a vote ot 79 to 22. Senate Speeds Up. While the house heard introduction of several major bills, Ihc Iowa senate Thursday speeded up its machinery measures. and passed five Johnson Writes Auto Risk Bill Senator B. C. AVliKchill (Kcp., Marshall) looks nn while Representative Oscar E. Johnson, Kanawha democrat, writes a house measure reqmrins all automobile owners lo carry liability insurance. Senator Whitchill previously Had introduced n similar measure in (he senate. Scene is in the Iowa house. (Iowa Daily Tress Cold Wave Rolls Toward State Out of Northwest STRIKE CHARGES * Tcmperalu ' es '" '° " WILL BE PROBED at. It may nol have decided the last election, but it easily can be 5 Ihe deciding time. factor some other Additionally (he Lewis-ites show nearly a half million in campaign contributions to campaign fund. the Roosevelt Roughly 10 per cent of the total fund. Arid in cash. Most other contributions were in loans--collectible sometime, maybe. Lewis' money was liquid, as contributed. ; ' An Accomplishment. I have referred to John L. Lewis as a labor leader, rather t h a n as president ot the American Mine Workers or Ihe chairman of the Committee for Industrial Organi- sation, because-manifestly he represents labor collectively. He means all kinds of labor. The lask he is engaged in now is its consolidation. As yet he has made hardly more than a beginning. But he HAS done THAT. And success at the job of giving so formidable a movement even a start is a notable accomplishment. One needs to know Lewis a little to appreciate him. A Strong: Personality. He has personality that I would not put second to President Roosevelt's. Whether one indorses his philosophy or not, one cannot meet him w i t h o u t recognizing his quality in a minute. He is immensely, likable, loo, except, ot course, by those w i t h whom he clashes. And " the cordiality of these latters' IDIS-Iike is a testimonial to their respect for his prowess. His nerve is something to marvel at. He has proved it in many an earlier conflict. He super- proved it in his defiance of Ihe A. F. of L., which, lo say Ihe least, he has distinctly on the "anxious seat" at present. He proved it New bills received ' i n the house included 'one to increase the terms of. railway commissioners from four to six _;y ears, one to appro- PJ'ia.t? .512.000,000 annually foi school districts, and one aimed toward outlawing theater' "bank nights." * Within an hour and a half, (lie upper-chamber passed and sent to the house three bills and two resolutions. One of the resolutions asks that a United States battleship under construction be named for the state of Iowa, and the second provides, for a joint legislative session Feb. 1 to hear an address by Msgr. Joseph A. Ryan of Catholic university, Washington, D. C. Bar Association Bill. By a unanimous vole, the senate passed one of the several measures sponsored by the stale bar association law reform committee. The bill would require courts la appoint attorneys for minors accused of indictable offenses. Another b i l l passed by the senate would legalize execution sales where sheriffs made errors in serving notices or the properties were not correctly platted. Senator E. P. Donohue (R) of New Hampton said it would make unnecessary litigation to quiet title on a number of properties sold at foreclosure sales. The senate also passed a bill to permit the city of Fort Dodge lo come under general laws on park commissions. Senator Ed Breen (D) of Fort Dodge, said the measure would permit the city to buy acres of land for a park anri 10 accept the g i f t of an a d d i t i o n a l 40 acres. House Receives Bills. The house did little else t h a n receive new bills Thursday, 14 of them being added to the file during the morning. The first major educational measure dockeled ,thus far in the session provides for an annual appropriation of 512,000,000 from the stale general fund for the support of school districts upon a graduated basis determined by average daily attendance. The proposal, said to carry the indorsement of various educational bodies of the state, was introduced by Rep. L. C. Bowers (R) of Kent, and five colleagues in the house. Provisions of the act would be effective July 1, next, with the following ratio of distribution: Funds for Schools. For foundation schools, Sfi5; Miss Perkins Sends Labor Department Lawyer, lo Anderson, Ind. WASHINGTON,' "(/P)--Secreiary Perkins dispatched a representative to Anderson, Ind., Thursday to investigate charges by the striking United Automobile Workers that the General Motors corporation . had incited- violence there. John Porter, the investigator will arrive there Friday. Th'e union.charged t h a t one ot its meetings had been broken up and union headquarters raided and wrecked. Ed Hall, union vice president, filed the charges w i t h Miss Perkins Wednesday night. ' .Has "No Powers." Miss Perkins said Porter, a labor po flic , but melt down the top of the ice coating over south state and when it froze up again last night it was slipperier t h a n ever. Sioux City and Spirit Lake both reported even zero early Thursday for the low temperature during the last 24 hours. Traces ol snow fell in west Iowa Wednesday night and it was snowing at Council Bluffs and Mount Ayr early Thursday.. again by plunging, with a untried following, · into a fight with the country's biggest industries. . Now he has super-super-proved it by his reminder tci President Roosevelt of the white house incumbent's obligations, to his (Lewis') following's support in the last campaign. It may have been in poor lasle. but i l was "nervy" --and in cold fact, it had a lot of justification. high schools, $07.50; students for 'Whom tuition is paid, .$81; elc- mcntai-y pupils, $54; pupils /or whom transportation is paid S27 each pnultiplied by average daily attendance. The act provides further t h a n 60 per cent of the allocation would be set aside in an equalization fund, with 40 per cent as a direct grant. Rep. D. A. Dancer (R) of Lamoni, is author of the measure revising the form of election of railroad commissioners. His proposal would provide for the election in 1938 of two commissioners for 4 year terms, and another lor a 6 year term. Then in 1940 and (hereafter, all would be elected for six years. Would Ba,r Bank Nights. A pleasure by Rep. W i l l i a m Treimer (D) of Hartley, and Rep. T. L Kephart (D) of Peterson, would invalidate all forms of lottcvy in- ff · department attorney, had "no u'crs' 1 but would ask the co-operation of slate and local officials. Another charge Porter will investigate, she said, was that the corporation required employes returning to work Tuesday to sign "yellow dog" contracts--agreements requiring them to remain out of the union. General Motors officials, she said, denied all these charges when she talked with them by telephone. Discuss Proposed Law. Miss Perkins sent Edward F. McGrady, assistant secretary to the capitoI Thursday to discuss w i t h house and senate leader Icg- slntion she has proposed to giv» the labor department power to seek cut and m a k e p u b l i c the cause of strikes, lockouts and other i n d u s t r i a l disputes and to recommend settlements. Another appeal to congress affecting the General.Motors situation was the LaFolletle Civil.Lib- erties committee's request for an additional 550,000 to investigate the strike. Without the money, said Senator Thomas (D; Utah)' · · an exhaustive inquiry would be isolate war infected Spain. 15 Below Zero Seen for Norlh Iowa DES MOINES, (/I 1 )--A cold wave rolled towards Iowa Thursday out of Ihc northwest, a cold wave the weatherman said would plunge temperatures lo from 10 to 15 degrees below zero in North Iowa by .early Friday. .'. But while, hitter cold was due to-grip the slate again, the weatherman said that clouds which spilt snow over southern Iowa Thursday would clear away, leaving generally fair weather Thursday night and Friday. North Iowa skies were clear and sunny. The weatherman forecast a If) below minimum in northeast Iowa, 10 below in the northwest section, five below in the southwest and 5 above in the southeast. A bright sun Wednesday brought the first real t h a w i n g weather to south Iowa the state h a s . k n o w n for nearly a, fortnight. Davenport reported the high temperature Wednesday, 40 degrees or 8 degrees above freezing. p '-~ thaw, however, did l i l l l e impossible. Jeanette MacDonaid and Gene Raymond to Wed on June 17 HOLLYWOOD, (/!) _ Jeanette MacDonald and Gene Raymond plan to be married on the second anniversary of t h e i r introduction at a .social ,-i/fair. The d a t e is June 17. If Ihc m a r i t i m e strike is over, the f i l m stars said Thursday they will sail for a Honolulu honeymoon. eluding bank nights, and would impose a fine of $100 or a jail sentence on both the person giving and receiving lottery prizes. Another tax bill by Rep. C. G. Johnson (D) o£ Marathon, would remove municipal bonds from the tax exempt list, while one by Rep Lloyd Woods (D) of Osceola, would permit city councils to regulate telephone rale charges. A n o t h e r b i l l by Reprcsenlativc Dancer would reduce the p e n a l t y on delayed motor carrier license purchases from one-fourth t h e original license cost to 10 per cent. MAKE PLANS TO ISOLATE SPAIN Neutral Blockade of Coast to Halt Spread of Wai- Fever Studied. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS International negotiators, spurred by Halo-German promises to co-operate, rushed plans Thursday . A. neutral blockade of Spanish coasts, to halt spread of the war fever to the rest of Europe, was planned by Uie London non-intervention committee, using fleets of .four great powers concentrated in the Mediterranean. Details of the plan, considered while t h e Madrid government forces were reporting new strale- gie victories, still were i n d e f i n i t e . fo bolster, the coastal blockade of foreign arms and men. the nonintervention subcommittee hoped posting of n e u t r a l observers on the Hispano-Poi-tuguesc border would be permitted, but Portugal expressed uncompromising opposition. Warships of the. four great powers were in readiness lo patrol Spanish ports, the German and Italians probably guarding socialist coastal territory, Ihc French vessels to be stationed in fascist waters. Britain's seadogs would assume the role of umpire. Soviet Russian ships were expected to ;|om Die international patrol later. Government Gen. Jose Miaja assuming the Madrid offensive, saw his men sweep to a dawn vic- lory, w i n n i n g West oark H i l l d o m i n a t i n g the shell torn University city scclor'of Madrid's northwestern outskirts. · · : - . . · , ' ' ' ' ' CHURCH FILLED FOR LAST RITES F. J. Requiem High Mass Celebrated for Retired Utilities Head. Solemn requiem high mass WHS celebrated for Frank J. Hanlon at the Holy Family Catholic church Thursday morning. The Rev. R. P. Murphy was celebrant, i.he Rev. Ray S. Bohrer, deacon; the Rev William Mullen, subdeacon. The Rl. Rev. Monsignor P. S. O'Connor of St. Joseph's Catholic church was in the sanctuary. The Rev. Francis 'J. McEnaney acted as chaplain to the monsignor. The choir under Ihe direction of the Rev. K a r l E. K u r t ot St. Joseph's church sang the beautiful Gregorian chant, including the Introit, Kyrie, Gradual, Tract, Sc- quencia, Offertory, Sanctus, Agnes Dei and Communion. Larry Reardon sang as a solo the hymn, "Hark, Hark, My Soul." The church was filled for the service by many friends, as well as the relatives, of the retired utilities head, who died Monday evening at a local hospital following a heart a t t a c k . Among those in attendance were p r o m i n e n t business executives from all parts of the middlewesl. In his sermon, given following Ihe mass, Father Murphy pointed out that Mr. Hanlon had given unswervingly of his lime and energy to the members of his lamllyrincludlng"his" aged mother, his church and his community^ . . Received Churcli Blessings. The priest emphasized t h a t this man, who for 40 years had been prominent in the business and industrial life of the community, had from infancy to his dying moments been the recipient of the blessings of Ihe Sacraments of the church. "What a b e a u t i f u l t h i n g is Christian faith," he added, "tor us lo come here this morning and know t h a t w h a t has happened was not by chance but as part of a Divine plan. We know his death was a sad loss to his home, church and c o m m u n i t y at large. Our -sympathy goes out lo the f a m i l y and friends have sustained this great loss. "Bui oni- hearts arc not in revolt 01 rebellion because we know that what has happened came because our Heavenly Father willed it. We realize that Heaven is our home. Hence we bow in submission to His Will. We know that no one would have said with greater submission than this man himself that 'Thy will be done.'" Father Murphy also spoke on Ihe "beauty and significance" of the mass, which had .nisi been :.-elcbrated, p o i n t i n g out t h a t it was re-enactment of the scene of Ihe Lord's Lasl Supper. Pallbearers Listed. Ac-live pallbearers were Ear Smith, Willis G. C. Bagley, John Sicssegcr, C. G. Maudsley, Jay Deckel- and W. J. H o l a h a n . H o n o r a r y pallbearers were Charles E. Strickland, who succeeded Mr. H a n l o n as head ot the local u t i l i t y properties; W. E. Bricc, Mayor W. S. Wilcox, Allan F. Beck, Hanford MacNider, B. A. MacDonald, Lee P Loomis E H. Wagner. B. C. Way, H. ' E.' Bruce, Carl A. Parker, Herman Knudson. Leo Davey, W. F. Ingraham, M a r t i n J: Boyle, Floyd E. Johnson, Charles R. Patton, C. A. Cndweil, Dr. S. A. O'Brien, Lester Milliga.iv, F. E. Wells, M. D. .Tudd -,,1 r r -TV ' . * M V A V I , LOOK INSIDE FOR- HUBERT UTTERBACK May Revive Iowa WPA Director Controversy ON PAGE 2 Gets Life Sentence In Algona Murder Case ON PAGE 12 Full Page of Pictures From Ohio Flood Area ON BACK PAGP; Local Red Cross Flood Aid Fund Passes $3,000 .. .^.LCc-'x.ON PAGE 10 ' Power company; T. C. Roderick, manager of the Fort Dodge u n i t of the United Light and Power company; S. C. Dows, Cedar Kap- ids, president of the Iowa R a i l w a y and Light company; Don Barnes, Cedar Rapids, attorney: a n d James Devitl, Oskaloosa attorney, and Hiram J. Carson, O m a h a , vice president of the Northern Natural Gas company. Other prominent businessmen from out of the city here for the service i n c l u d e d H. J. Smith, D a v - enport, manager of the Tri-City Railroad company, and George G. purchasiiiR Light ana . . , . W. H. Rees, Roger Kirk, Hughes, M. A. Harpster, W. T. , . . Connor and H. D. Makeover, Mason City, a n d C. A. Knutson, 'dear Lake. Prominent Officials Here. George Leahy, Chicago, o f f i c i a l of the R e p u b l i c Coal and Coke company; Fred W. Sargent, Chicago, president of Ihe Chicago North Western r a i l r o a d ; James E. Gorman, Chicago, president of Ihe Chicago William Rock Island C h a m b e r l a i n , r a i l r o a d ' Chicago, , , chairman of the board of United Light and Power company; B. J. Denman. Chicago, vice president of the United Light and Power company; Joseph F. Porter, Kansas City, Mo., president of Ihe Kansas City Power company; Guy T. Shoemaker, Kansas City, Mo., vice president of the Kansas City Power company; R. B. MacDonald, Moline, III., president of the People's Power company. L. n. King, Lincoln. Nebr., president of Ihe Iowa-Nebraska L i g h t and Power company; Thome Browne, m a n a g i n g director of t h e Missouri Valley Electrical association; C. A. Nash, Davenport, vice president of the United Light and K u h n , Davenport, agent for the United Power company. Allcnclctl Funeral. H. W. Ward. Minneapolis, l i a f the- manager of the M. and St. L.; D. M. Denison, Minneapolis, special representative of the M. and St. L.; M. J. Golden, Des Moines, division freight and passenger agent of the Chicago North Western railroad; E. L. Henry, C h i - cago, assistant lo the vice president and general manager of the Chicago North Western railroad. H. B. Maynard, Waterloo, secretary of the Iowa Public Servian company; Rex Fowler, DCS Moines, a t t o r n e y ; H. M. S m i t h . Waterloo, general m a n a g e r of the Iowa P u b - lic Service c o m p a n y ; G. V. Lonn- kcr, Waterloo, genernl s u p e r i n - t e n d e n t of Ihc Waterloo p l a n t ; Ira Steele, assistant, general manager of the Des Moines Electric company; A. A. H i l l s , Davenport, head of the Iowa division of the General Electric company; A. J. Keys, Waterloo, manager of the Crescent Supply company, and S. A. Gibson, Waterloo, representative of the Genera) Electric company at Waterloo. Burial took place at the St. Joseph's Catholic cemetery. SI00 lo Relief F u n d . ELDOflA, (/P)--Leo Walcolf, theater manager, donated $100 of his theater's S300 b a n k n i g h t pri/e The Floods at a Glance The s i t u a t i o n by states: KENTUCKY --. Known dead, 20U; homeless, 300,000, with flood crest past, citizens of Louisville took new hope; relief crews widened r a t i o n i n g a c t i v i t i e s ; crest, approaching P a d u c a h which Red Cross a t t e m p t i n g to evacuate; Paducah list unknown. ' OHIO -- Known dead, 14- homeless, 250,000--flood waters definitely receding from C i n - c i n n a t i streets; electric power and water supplies increased. ILLINOIS--Known dead, (!· homeless, 50,000--Cairo evacuated 8.000 i n h a b i t a n t s and eon- linued lo bolster levee against expected four foot rise in Ohio river; Mound City devastated when set-back levee collapsed b u t i n h a b i t a n t s escaped; many other villages inundated. INDIANA--Known dead, !); homeless, 75,000--flood slowly subsiding, leaving wrecked v i l - lages b e h i n d ; citizens of Lcav- cnworth debated rebuilding on another site; N a t i o n a l Guard mobilized in flood area. TENNESSEE--Known dead, 9; homeless, 125,000 U. S. army a w a i t i n g Hood crest was prepared , to c v a c u a l e 500,000 residents from lower Mississippi · valley - i f necessary but possibility remote; levee workers b a t t l e d to save dyke above Tip- lonville. MISSOURI--Known dead, H; h o in c I e s s, 20,000--Engineers closely wait-lied set-back levees holding back flood in control spillways; crisis expected next week. A R K A N S A S -- K n o w n dead, 25; homeless, 75,000--National G u a r d i n f a n t r y and planes warned residents of 100,000 acres behind levee at Mellwood In evacuate; workers a t t e m p t to to hold levee. WEST V I R G I N I A -- K n o w n dead. 12; homeless, 56,000-Flood d e f i n i t e l y rcccdnig. P E N N S Y L V A N I A -- K n o w n dead. :i; homeless, 3,000--Danger believed post and deluged c o m m u n i t i e s preparing to clean up and rebuild. MISSISSIPPI--Known dead, one; homeless, 4,500--Army experts checked levee system in preparation for advance of flood waters from north. HOP TO HAWAII 2 Navy Ships Take Off on Longest Mass Flight Ever Tried. to the Red lief f u n d . Cross emergency re- The Weather FORECAST IOWA: Generally fair Tlnirs- ilny n i f f h l and Friday; colder Thursday n i f f h t ; :nhl wave in central antl cast inn Linns; nol quile so cold in exli-cme portion Friday. MINNESOTA: Fair Thursday night and Friday; colder Thursday night, severe cold wave in east porliou; colder in norlhcast portion Friday. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather f i g u r e s for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Thursday morning: Maximum Wednesday 31 Minimum in Niffhl 10 At g A. M., Thursday I I Only four n i g h t s t h i s month h a v e seen a m i n i m u m tempera- lure as high as t h a t of Wednesday n i g h l , the last occasion being Jan. 1!. SAN navy's DIEGO, Cnl., longest mass W 1 )-- The flight -s i n g l e hop to H o n o l u l u -- o f f i c i a l l y got u n d e r way Thursday at 8'35 a m., Pacific time (10:35 a. m. Central Standard Time), nearly two hours after the first of 12 seaplanes took the air from the navy base here. The great patrol planes leisurely took the air one after another and circled lo a height of J 0,000 feet over Point Loma, p e n i n s u l a r headlane of San Diego. When all had gathered Lieut II. McDa.dc sig- Commander naled to his four score officers and men to take f o r m a t i o n . Considerable t i m e was required lo get the big c r a f t , first in u n i t s of three, t h e n in squadron form a t i o n of t w e l v e at ttiis two mile elevation. F i n a l l y I h e d o u g h t y ] j t | [ c f l y i n g commander signaled to proceed to the naval n i r s t a t i o n sea. Down at t h e signal lime was recorded "zero eight three five," m a r k i n g the official departure on the 2,553 mile hop to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. This is the longest sustained f l i g h t of a squadron of seaplanes ever attempted. Asks Roosevelt to Name Ship for Iowa DES MOINES, W)--Senator John W. B i l l i n g s l c y (R) of Newton r i l e d w i t h t h e senate Thursy a resolution a s k i n g President Roosevelt to name a b a t t l e s h i p now u n d e r cons!ruction for the s t a l e of Iowa. H.v THE ASSOCIATED PRESS As ilie debris-strewn crest of the Ohio river flood surged toward the Mississippi Thursday, reports from the 10 states hit by the disaster showed: Known dead: 2!)3. Estimated homeless: 958.500. Additional endangered: 500 000. Estimated properly loss: S400,- 000,000. FLOOD MOUNTS TOWARD CRISIS LL. Rain Forecast for Valley of Ohio; 293 Dead and Million Homeless. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Darkening .skies, b u l g i n g w i t h ram, rode over the flood ravaged Ohio river valley Thursday as thousands of volunteers b a t t l e d heroically to bolster already weakening levees. At Washington, D. c., the weather b u r e a u forecast r a i n Ihui-sday night--snow Friday over most of the Ohio river watershed. River gauges rose steadily n e u r m g the crisis, a t Cairo. I l l ' New Madrid, Mo., and Hickmani 1 ' 1 ! in " i! V t e n t m l engineers worked feverishly to re-eslablish rail service i n t o hard pressed Cairo. aria 1 street bridge over flood swollen Pigeon creek-- was closed by military order. Whole Town Sleeps. Toil weary men, their faces covered with week old beards, t h e i r eyes bleary from loss of sleep came down from the (if) foot sc-i w a l l at Cairo. Nearly the w h n i r town slept-- -1,000 men and : ", h a n d f u l of women who remained lo^cook and care for them. "We have done our best." one of them said. "Now it's up lo the river.' 1 Overhead, as the sleep starved men fell -into cots, the yellow torreni droned monotonously. inching towards the top of the new three foot bulkhead. As t h e wa-ters abated in t h e north, the great river Rained new f u r y on Us cresting descent to the Mississippi. Refugees streamed cndlesslv from newly stricken or jeopardized zones. Red Cross headquarters i n Washington. D. C.. reported i t was c a r i n g for 806,500 flood victims in the Ohio-Mississippi bas'ii -- a b o u t 2,000 more t h a n the popu- l a t i o n ol' Baltimore. 5,000 S q u a r e Miles. At Ihc same itme. army en»i- ucers estimated I h a t about 5,1)0(1 square m i l e s were a f f e c t e d by I h r · a m p a n t waters between Pills- burgh, Pa., and Memphis, Tcnn. The k n o w n dead stood at 2!).'f the homeless passed Hie million m a r k , an a d d i t i o n a l 500,000 worn endangered, and property loss was estimated at more than $400,000,- Along the 1,000 mile ghost town t r a i l , the slowly receding waters lapped idly at empty houses in the empty towns. The cost of r e h a b i l i t a t i o n , noiv becoming of p a r a m o u n t inleresl in northern Ohio valley communities where Ihe worst a p p a r e n t l y has passed, drew estimates r a n g - IIIR i n t o billions. O f f i c i a l s said I h e average cost for c l e a n i n g and dry- i n g out a s i n g l e flooded home wns $'250. Fresh Dangers Arise. Fresh dangers cropped u the dozens as t h e crest of flood s w u n g south. At Paducah, Ky., the next point of crisis, Red Cross o f f i c i a l s hur- nccl to evacuate thousands of rc- uctanl i n h a b i t a n t s in advance of the oncoming flood peak. Col. Chat Rhodes, U. S a r m y engineer, warned of a (il fruit crest, w i t h i n the next 48 hours Below, at Cairo, I I I . , only men remained i n the island city to bolster the (JO foot seawall against an expected f o u r - f o o l rise in the river. E i g h t thousand -- mostly women and c h i l d r e n and the aged -- a b a r k by the --had already fled. At Mound City, ., ar ^ovee collapsed r o u t i n g (iSO men .-« women and 175 CCC bovs to higher ground. r.Bvec May Cnllapsr, On t h e Mississippi r i v e r i t s e l f mw b e g i n n i n g to stir u n e a s i l y u n d e r the v a n g u a r d lash of Ih'n Ohio's flood load, the Melwood levee was threatened with collapse, e n d a n g e r i n g two counties on the Arkansas side. Hard hit Louisville. Ky., w i t h the highest death roll in Ihc 1,00(1 mile disaster area, had its hopes darkened again Thursday as rain began to f a l l . In Tennessee, levee workers battled desperately to save the dike above Tiplonville. High water t h a t passed Cairo when army engineers d y n a m i t e d the Bird's Point-New Madrid "fuse plug," to relieve pressure of the belcngunrcd city, rose steadily in t h e m.OOO-acre Spillway basin Thursday. Hundreds who were d r i v e n from t h e i r lowland home.'! huddled in concentration camps b e h i n d t h e basin's setback levee-- and wondered if it would hold

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