The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on January 28, 1937 · Page 22
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January 28, 1937

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 22

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MASON'CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE,..? AN UAJKY 28 M 1937 FLOOD NEWS IN PICTURES FOR GLOBE-GAZETTE READERS -Mother's First Interest in Portsmouth--Her Child Dramatic Rescue of Man Swept Into Torrent as Flood Roared Through City This remarkable picture, made'by Walter Bordas. Cenlral Press photographer, shows a dramatic attempt to rescue a. young man swept into the rasing: torrents as the Ohio river at the highest rioort tide on record swept over the.62 foot seawall at Portsmouth, Ohio. The man was saved. "There were many such rescues," the photographer himseU trapped by the.flood, noted. "I thought Td .'make-a camera record of this one. People showed themselves equipped with unusual 1 bravery when faced with disaster. This particular m a n fell oul o f a rowboat a s it.was swished against a telephone pole. " ' . ' . ' ' , ' ' ' " ' ' · . Food is scarce in flood-ridden Portsmouth, Ohio--^thus children come first. This mother feeds her child in an improvised shelter. Their'home-is 'under'water. · ·Flood Refugees-Children, refugees f r o m flooded districts of northern and eastern Arkansas, slep peacefully on the floor of the 1 Grand Central depot in Memphis, Tenn., after fleeing 'their homes. Hundreds of thousands of acres of farm lands in Arkansas have been inundated. Water, Water Everywhere and Building Burns in Cincinnati! ' Early morning fire destroys' a Baltimore and.Ohio, railroad warehouse in Cincinnati, although flood waters ot Ohio river flow through the structure/Nearby are storage tanks of Standard Oil company, two of which have toppled from their foundations. Fire later destroyed a million gallons of gasoline. · . . At New High Ohio River Floods Cincinnati Business District No Jumbo Sodas Now--Barely Any Food L The "high water" marie which has stood at Decker, Ind., since 1313, the greatest flood year in Indiana's experience, is tied and later broken when the White river sweeps on to cover miles and miles of territory Fights Flood Water up to the second story In Portsmouth's'main thoroiighfaro^-Chillicnlhr. street. And the n of jumbo sodas is ironic--for food is scarce. Bread was distributed by rowboats. A Dog, Trapped in Flood Waters, Is,Rescued An excellent view of a water front street In Cincinnati, where many wholesale business firms and warehouses stand haif'dcep in water. worst Vtoo City Manager C. A. Dykslni of Cincinnati is directing 'his Erail' nnty m a n . but animals, too, are victims if Hie floods. Hern. ,s a dn ff Irannpcl on ri« li:XCl " Vill0rS " ; UlC Oh '° ''"'" " Car Loulsvlllc ' Ky - bci '" c '"ciicrt' by 'coimty allng drlfl- Palrolman

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