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'ap.N e ' I S MEM fl I- 1 £ P T 0 F I T ft · f ti »i o I v f.',; NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" H O M E E D I T I O N VOL. XLIII FIVE CENTS A COPV ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PHESS LEASED WIRES MASON CITY, IOWA, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1937 THIS PAPER CONSISTS Of TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 101 WAVES BREAK OVER CAIRO ii I ft ji FIRST REGULAR APPROPRIATION BILL TO HOUSE Curt on Use of Funds for "Probes Stirs Congress Controversy. WASHINGTON, 0P)--The first regular- appropriation bill of the session reached the floor ot the house Monday with a new barb for congressional investigators! The bill carries S1,04G,757,113 for more than 30 independent governmental agencies for the fiscal year starting July 1. Reported to the house by the appropriations committee, it aggregated - $61,265,982 more than the 1!)37 appropriations but was 55,950,000 smaller than budget estimates after committee pruning. The committee wrote into the bill a prohibition against executive agencies or departments using regular appropriations for expenses of inquiries ordered by' either branch of congress alone. ' Senators Are Wrathful. A similar restriction was written into the relief-deficiency appropriations bill under consideration in the senate Monday. That restriction already has stirred senatorial wrath on the ground would hamper such inquiries as those into railway financing and civil liberties. Argument on the $900,000,000 relief-deficiency bill, c a r r y i n g funds which will be available f01 flood aid immediately upon its enactment, appeared likely to hole it in the senate Monday, but leaders expressed hope they couk · send it to the white house soon. George B. McGlnty, interstate ^../ajjnnicrce ..commission , secretary lold the. house appropriation committee ICC employes worked eigh and a-third years of overtime in October alone. .He said the senate railroad investigation was using abbut\7.7 commission workers. Produce Only Headaches. Chairman Woodrum (D-Va.) o a house appropriation subcornmit tee said "We usually find tha such investigations are proceedings that do n.ot ordinarily pro duce anything except a lot o headaches." Mr. Roosevelt, meanwhile, pre ·pared a series of special message to direct congressional attention tc other topics, including plannin, lor better use of water resources Officials ot the president's birth day balls hoped to find a large profit for aiding infantile paraly sis sufferers in Saturday's partie than in those of s year ago. In the capital, Chairman Georg S. Allen said, a $50,000 incom was expected, compared will $22,000 last year. Senator Connalley (D., Tex. urged congress to "take the profil out of war" by enacting a drasti system of wartime taxation an industrial control. His legislation, which would g into effect automatically, the da war is declared, is aimed to pu future conflicts virtually on "pay a s _ y o u fight" basis. Officials of the federal reserv board forecast a s t i f f e n i n g of short-term money rates in the wake of the board's order "freezing" about ? 1.500,00(1,000 of idle b a n k funds. They said these rates, winch h a v e been at unprecedented low considerably levels, could rise without conflicting . w i t h . board's "easy money" policy. the Two Hurt in Crash. LOOK INSIDE FOR- FLOOD REFUGEES Albert Lea Man Sends . Box to Sweeney Family Beardmore Greets New Colleague Iowa Senate Amends Moratorium Bill EXPECTCHANGE WILL AID DEBT RIDDEN FARMER ON-PAGE 2 Trojans, Bakers Get Local Cage Headline ON PAGE 9 Stock Car Falls From -Bridge Near Klemme ON PAGE 8 City Council Approves Bus Schedules, .Routes ON PAGE 12 Byers Sees Conference of Nations Before Long PAGE 4, COL. 2 LETUP IN GOLD SEEN TUESDAY Cresco Reports Low for State of. 20 Degrees Below Zero. The sun glistened down on an icy, bitter cold stiffened Iowa Monday and the weatherman forecast fair skies and warmer, temperatures Tuesday, after another night of zero and below cold. "Tuesday should bring considerably wanner temperatures," he said. Cresco reported the lowest temperature in Iowa early Monday, CHARLES CITY, ·(£) -- Mrs. Raymond Swanl, an expectant mother, and. her husband were severely injured when their automobile collided with a taxicab Saturday nighl. , The Weather FORECAST IOWA: Generally fair Monday night anil Tuesday: rising temperature Tuesday and in exd'cmc northwest portion Monday, niffht. MINNESOTA: Generally fair Monday. niffM and Tuesday; rising: temperature. IN MASON CITY Weather statistics .for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock. Monday morning: Maximum Sunday 3 Above Minimum in Niffhl 14 Below At 8 A. M. Monday 13 Below Figures for 24 hour period end- Ing at 8 o'clock Sunday morning: Maximum Saturday 12 Above Minimum in Night 11 Below At 8 A. 1W. Sunday 9 Below Trace of Snow It was a right chilly week-end in North Iowa but a bright sun added cheer to it. At the Crystal sugar plant north of the city the Sunday night minimum was below. 17 20 below zero. EmmetsburR had 18 below and Mason City, Forest City, Charles City and Iowa Falls caught the mercury at 14 below. At Sioux City it was 10 below, at Council Bluffs, 8 below; at Des Moines, 3 below, a n d ^ a l Dubuquc, 2 below. Temperatures Rot up lo 10 or ·15 above zero in south Iowa Monday but the weatherman said they would slide to 15 below in northeast Iowa again Monday night, to 10 below in the northwest section, to 5 below in the southwest and to zero in the southeast. It was clear Monday morning except in the extreme southeast corner of the state. Council Bluffs reported a trace of snow late Sunday. Forest City had two inches of snow over the week-end. Highways over all the stale remained icy and treacherous. LINDBERGH AND WIFE BELIEVED OFF FOR EGYPT Official of English Airport Says They Planned Long Distance Flight. LYMPNE, Eng., f/P)-- Col. and Mrs. Charles A. Lindbergh took off Monday in their new airplane for a destination described by airport officials as probably Cairo, Egypt. "We do not know their exact destination but be believe it is Cairo," an airport official said; "We understood Colonel Lindbergh is making a long distance flight." The' American flyer flew his new light touring monoplane to Lympne from Reading where he had had minor alterations made at the factory. He was joined at Lympne by Mrs. Lindbergh where the plane was closely guarded. Earlier lie had circled his "Seven Oaks" · home near Weald. Kent as Mrs. Lindbergh and their son Jon, waved to him from the garden. Birthday on Thursday. It was a pre-birlhday flight toi the famous aviator who came to England with his wife and little son Dec. 31, 1935. He will be 35 years old on Thursday. . The first report of the flying couple's journey came, to aii'por oificials^lrom Calais, France. The Lindbergh" plane circled I h city half an hour after leavin, Lympne, officials said they wer nformed. - A strong southerly wind wa slowing as the flyers took off on he first stage of their 2, 218 'mile iir journey to Cairo. It was no tnown where they would lane The Lindbergh plane has a cruis ng range of approximately l.OOC miles. Had Advance Notice. Special arrangements for the colonel and his wife to clear th customs station at Lympne hur ied their departure. It was indi cated authorities had been givei advance notice of the flight. However, since only 20 gallon of extra fuel were taken on Lympne, a i r p o r t officials wer convinced the f l y i n g colonel tended In land somewhere France for the night. It. seemed aTmost certain h would not try to make a non-slo beelinc across the Alps and inl Italy. Lindbergh, it was disclosed, re fused to tell even the airport of ficials where he intended to lane Waves to Spectators. He waived gaily to the fiel men and to a few spectators a the trim little black and orang craft took to the air. Reading airport officials .sai the Lindbergh's sudden departui mystified them. Judge T. A. Beanlmorc of Charles City is pictured above welcoming Henry Graven of Greene who began actual work as district court judge here Monday at the courthouse in Mason City. JudKc Graven ( l e f t ) was appointed to serve during: the remainder of the term following the death nf Judge Joseph .1. Clark. The two judges were standing at the bench in the large courtroom when the picture was taken. (Lock rhoto, Ka.vcnay Engraving) Down" Strikers to Cour Auto Union Leaders Called" Before Federal Judge at Flint, Mich. AUTO-LABOR AT A GLANCE By the Associated Press General Molort- goe.s into court in fight against "sit down 1 ' strikers, asking order for their ejection; United Automobile Workers summoned to answer. Governor Frank Murphy of Michigan pursues undisclosed course. ·Secretary of Labor Perkins is .silent following collapse ot her latest conferences. .John L. "Lewis, strike chieftain, injects names of Pierre S. duPont and J. P. Morgan into labor dispute. DuPont, a stockholder, indorses General Motors' handling of strike. Fr. Charles E. Coughlin says strikers challenge property rights, company challenges right of living wage. Mrs. Gifford Pinchot of Pennsylvania upholds strikers. The Floods at a Glance An o f f i c i a l of the firm which built the plane declared, however: When he took off here the gas InnU.s were f u l l . Riving the plane a range of about 1,000 miles," "From I he start we were sworn into secrecy about the plane," he said. "We didn't dare question the colonel about his plans." lowan Found Dead of Monoxide Poisoning SIOUX CITY, f/P)--Kenneth La- bruns, 29, Monday morning was found dead in his garage at the rear of his home, victim of monoxide gas from his automobile. The garage doors were closed and the engine was running. He had been in ill health, and his wife told the coroner he had threatened to take his lite. 13 Convicted Russian Plotters Executed by Soviet Firing Squac MOSCOW, (ff"i-- Thirteen convicted Trotzkyists, condemned to die for treason and sabotage, were executed by a soviet firing squad, the Tass (official Russian) News Agency announced Monday night. In a brief statement, Tass said: "The sentence .of the military collegium pi the supreme court of the U. S,'S. R., was carried out Feb. 1." The 13 convicted defendants--on whom sentence was passed Saturday after a' lengthy trial before three judges--were listed by their last names in the declaration. Details oi the ' executions were not given. MATTY BELL TO STAY AT S. M, II, DALLAS, Tex., art, director of )--,T. H. Slew- alhletics, said Monday Southern Methodist University, officials and Matly Bell head football coach, had agreed on a new contract to cover Bell's services for five years following the termination of his present contract. Tisdale Funeral Planned. OTTUMWA, (fl 5 )--Funeral services were arranged Monday for W. D. Tisdale, 84, former district court judge who died in a hospital here Sunday. A graduate of the University of Iowa, Mr. Tisdale practiced law here for 55 years. SEEK INJUNCTION TO EMPTY AUTO I'liANTS DETROIT, (VP)--General Motors corporation . carried its f i g h I againsl "sit down'' .strikers in two of its plants into court Monday at a hearing on its petition for an injunction to bar the men from remaining on the premises. Circuit Judge Paul V. Gaclola summoned officials of the United Automobile Workers of America and other strike leaders into court (at 1 p. m. CST) at Flint, Mich., to show cause why a mandatory injunction to compel Immediate evacuation of the strikers should not be granted. The pelilion, filed last week, revealed that Ihe men were "no longer in the employ of the company." Homer M a r t i n , president of -the U. A. W. A., a n d 20 other labor leaders were named defendants. Obstacle lo Truco. The occupation nf the t w o Fisher body p l a n t s at F l i n t by ihc strikers since Dec, 30 has been Ihe obstacle blocking slate and federal governmental endeavors to arrange a peace parley between the corporation and the union. " Gov. Frank Murphy remained in Detroit to pursue a mediation course he declined to discuss. It vas known he had communicated with various principals over .the t week-cnd. What further'slep Secretary Perkins would take, except to consult labor department colleagues, following the collapse o£ her Washinglon conferences Saturday was not announced. John L. Lewis, head of the committee for industrial organization and director-general of Ihe sti;ik,cp called by Ihe U. A. W. A. qs: ' General Motors, injectcfl' names of Pierre S. duPont* ,T. P. Morgan into the l a b o r , dis pule. Can Restore Peace. "Pierre duPont and J. P. Morgan can restore peace in Michigan tomorrow if they will," he said in New York Sunday night. "But they prefer up lo this time to pit the strength of their dollars against the workers and they also insolently and arrogantly flout representatives of this government and representatives of Ihe state ot Michigan when they are asked lo sit down at the council table." A few hours before Lewis men- t i o n e d d u P o n l and the head of ihc famous b a n k i n g house. duPont . s a i d at Wilmington, Del.; "1 in- j doi'se the position taken by the company in the strike situation. I am perfectly satisfied." The chairman of E. I. duPont de Nemours company, who is a director of General Motors, declined to amplify his slatement or to discuss the strike situation more fully. Hits Both Sides. Father Charles E. Coughlin, in his regular Sunday broadcast, declared that, while "the right lo p r i v a t e properlyship" is challenged by the sit-down strikers, "the right to a l i v i n g , a n n u a l wage is being c h a l l e n g e d by ii great motor corporation," "No one can applaud e i t h e r the error of the one or the sin of the other," Ihe Royal Oak, Mich., priest continued. "Meanwhile, the communist rejoices because, taking advantage of an evil created by the modern capitalist, he lias driven the t h i n wedge of socializing industry." Brig. Gen. Louis W. Stolesbury, New York attorney and member of the general s t a f f during the World war, and Mrs. Gifford Pinchot, wife of the former governor of Pennsylvania, were on opposite sides in addresses they made in d i f f e r e n t cities Sunday. General Stolesbury, speaking at a memorial service to Gouverneur Morris, a signer of (lie declaration of independence, said in New louse's Members Censured for Failure to Attend Committee Meets. DES MOINES, (IP)--After a pirited floor battle the Iowa sen- ,te Monday added to the morl- ;age moratorium bill an amend- Yienl which, ils sponsors said, will make the law. really effec- ive for debt ridden farmers." While the senate acted on the moratorium change, the house leard a suggestion that "compul- ion may be necessary" to force ittenriaiice at committee meetings. The upper chamber came to a ole on the moratorium amcnd- nent at 12:15, writing it into the )ill by a 25 to 22 majority. Members of Ihe j u d i c i a r y commillee which sponsored the change explained: Takes .TudKcs' Power. "This change, if the bill itself is enacted, will lake away from judges the power to deny postponement ot foreclosure actions because a farmer is temporarily insolvent. The supreme court has upheld that right under the old law, but this w i l l leave no doubt as lo what the legislature intends." From Representative C. G. Johnson, (D) ot Marathon, chairman ot the important house rules committees, came a proposal lhat "this house take some action if ils -mcmb ets-r are - go iri{£i-to~ s hirJc_- the duty; of ·-committee work." '" He tangled briefly with Representative C. E. Lookingbill (R) of Nevada, who objected lo "school leacher tactics," and added "Ihe members of Ibis house will fulfill their obligations." Won't Changre System. A meeting of all 53 house com- millee chairmen Monday afternoon developed a consensus that a plan to hold committee meetings in the mornings, with general sessions in the afternoons, would not solve the problem of getting members out for t h e i r committee conferences. "We decided not to present the plan to the house, but to work out a n o n - c o n f l i c t i n g schedule of com- mitlee sessions," said Representative Johnson, chairman of the meeting. A joint session to hear Msgr. John A. R y a n of W a s h i n g t o n , D. C,, interrupted the senate mora- lorium debate and the house wrangle over commitlee procedure. Argruc Over Amendment. Give and take argument over the moratorium bill started when Senator L. H. Doran (R) of Boone advocated the amendment which would take from judges the right to deny postponement of foreclosure because of "insolvency" of landowners or "present inadequacy" of sccurily. Senator E. P. Donoluie (R) of New H a m p t o n and Senator F r a n k York: Coercion ant! iVnlcncn, '·Coercion, i n t i m i d a t i o n , violence and terrorism h a v e no part in our system, and Ihe government lhal tolerates t h e m fails in ils duty. I am referring f r a n k l y lo the attitude of the government t o w a r d those people who have l a k e n possession of other people's properly out there in Detroit." Mrs. Pinchol told mass meetings of auto workers at Lansing and Flint that in the General Motors strike labor has "its biggest chance for victory" and that "a union victory will inake America a better place to live in." "Sweatshop Pay." She urged the workers to "con- t i n u e their fight for peace and a living wage" and asserted that! anything less t h a n $1,500 a year was "sweatshop pay." She added t h a t "steady work, short hours and high wages arc the f o u n d a t i o n stones upon which sound prospcr- Jfy,alone can be built." C. Byers (FO of Cedar Rapids led opposition lo the change, declaring "when a debtor lias no hope of saving his farm we should not give him a chance to speculate to the detriment of the creditor." They also said the change m i g h t lead the supreme court to declare the bill unconstitutional. Sponsors of the amendment argued it would give the "poor fellow who spent a l i f e t i m e trying to accumulate a home" a chance lo save his property. Senator Hill Shouts. At one point, Senator G. R. Hill (R) of Clarion, in Hie debate which . cut across parly lines, pointed his finger at Donohue and shouted: "You have threatened to attack the constitutionality of the b i l l yourself." Three measures, one the mortgage m o r a t o r i u m act, were before the house Monday for consideration by v i r t u e of favorable committee action. The moratorium measure, considered b r i e f l y by the house S a t u r d a y and then referred back to a committee for revamping, came back with several minor revisions. The other bills approved by committees were the Storm Lake legalizing measure, and a bill foi the election of park commissioners. Fourteen other new bills were added to Ihe house docket. Put Teeth in Laws. One of them, H. F. fi5 by Representative G l e n n Curtis (D) of Cherokee, would put teeth into the. laws protecting f a r m e r s and stockmen from raids on entile ant grains by providing for the seizure By The Associated Press. CAIRO, 111.--Flood Waters j six inches below SO foot mark on ] seawall, raised lo 63 feet, as 4,- j 500 men awaited "zero hour" 1 expected Thursday. All but able ! bodied men evacuated. | PADUCAH, Ky.--Authorities I hurried work oE evacualing 2,- ' 000 marooned residents, last of 30,000 inhabitants to leave, Leo F. Whalen, PYVA engineer, estimated damage $4,000,000. NEW MADRID, Mo.--Mississippi strained, at its levees in southeast Missouri and crept up the seawall of this town, its rise unchecked by breaks in the Bessie levee. One man missing in capsizing of barge carrying WPA rescue workers. LOUISVILLE--Officials center efforts on restoring eleclric- ity, waler and other facilities, cleaning up debris and preventing disease. Quarantine enforced. MEMPHIS--Levee lopping operations along Mississippi w a t e r f r o n t continues 24 hours a day while additional thousands swelled refugee army. District U. S. engineer optimistic over prospecls of preventing great flood in south. T I P T O N V I L L E , Temi.-Breaks in dike at Bessie, ten miles above Tiptonville, will not endanger this town unless the crevasses enlarge, said Lieut.. Col. Eugene Reybold at Memphis. CINCINNATI--Smoke rose from numerous industrial plants Monday, signalizing efforts to resume operations as "mop-up" squads look Ihe field lo remove debris and cleanse city.. A T L A N T A -- M a j . G e n . George Van Horn Moscley, said no flood emergency should exist '.'.on t h e - Mississippi" from Memphis to the Gulf of Mexico. 2 MENlRESTED FOR KIDNAPING Three Held in Abduction of John J. O'Connell, Jr., m 1933. WASHINGTON, MPl--J. Edgar Hoover said Monday that federal agenls had arrested ,lohn Joseph Oley and Harold ( R e d ) Crowlcy in connection with the k i d n a p i n g of ./ohn J. O'Cnnnell Jr., at Alba'ny, I N. V., in Ifl:i3. i The director of tin' federal bureau of i n v e s t i g a t i o n said at a press conference that John Joseph Oley was arrested at Brooklyn and Crowley at New York. Federal agents also were holding a third man, Francis Leo Oley, at Denver, Colo., in connection with the crime, Hoover said. He said Francis Oley, taken into custody Jan. 20, had given agents information aiding in the apprehension of John Oley, Francis' brother, and of Crowley. O'Connell Jr., only son of Mr. and Mrs. John J. O'Connell of Al- uany, was kidnaped July ", IBM. He was released 2'i days l a t e r iir New York City a f t e r payment of $-10,000. Suoscctuent to his release, Manny Strcwl, the O'Connell's "contact man," was arrested and charged w i t h complicity in the ddnapinff. H a n d w r i t i n g experts said he was the author of ransom demand notes. Strew! was convicted of the charge on March 1,1, IDS'), but successfully appealed his conviction. Two weeks ago he pleaded guilty to a blackmail charge and was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment. RELIEF CREWS SLEEP, REST UP Cresting Ohio River Only 6 Inches From Top of Concrete Bulkhead. By THE ASSOCIATED PKKSS Creeping yellow waters sloshed over the walls of Cairo, III.-prime danger spot in the 1,200 mite battle against the river--as the flood girt city's army ot defenders, -1,500 strong, awaited "zero hour" Monday behind a barricade 18 inches thick. Lashed by wind and a s w i f t current around the river's bend, waves broke over the lower rani- parts of the fiO foot concrete seawall and drummed ominously against the frail 3 foot superstructure crowning the main barrier. With the cresting Ohio at the all time record height of 5!).o(l feet, six inches from the top of the concrete bulkhead, "illy a mud-boxed wall a foot and a half wide remained to slave off the threatened deluge. ' Ordered to Leave. All women and c h i l d r e n were ordered to leave the city at once. It was the .second evacuation. Some had drifted back, cheered by reports that no immediate danger impended. Mounting waters warned nf an early crisis. Throughout the freezing night, in the alare o[ floodlights, levee sentinels patrolled the walls looking for weak spots or leaks. : Below; -inside''"the sunken 'rU.y. relief crtSST slept7. to:'-,conserve" their strength for the : . ! lie-raided climax--almost any hour now. A single exit, nt the north end of the V-shiipcd c i t y , was l e f t open to the 4,.100 defender.'; in the event flight becomes necessary. Boals Stand By. Boats stood by, ready (o evacuate several hundred of the "last ditch" fighters, but the m a i n route of escape would be through the heavy steel gate at (he northern e m b a n k m e n t . A major crevasse in the Ohio- side wall, it was said, would transform the s t i l l dry city i n t o a watery graveyard 20 feel deep-- w i t h i n a few minutes. Falling steadily in tlin n o r t h . HIP BO billion tons of Ohio r i v e r flood waters poured i n t o tlic Mississippi river at a r a l e nf nearly 3,l)(jn,()00 cubic feet per second. River gauges below C a i r o registered the ponderous i n f l u x w i t h sharp rises. Monday's chart read. Flood Moil- 24-Hour Stage day Change Foet -10 59.5 0.4 Rise 34 4G.2 0.6 Rise flli.S 0.7 Rise 45.2 Rise 15.1 (1.2 Rise City Cairo, 111;. Memphis 34 Helena, Ark. 44 Vicksburg 4 .'I New Orleans 17 Th? 4(1.2 reading' at recorded by t h o U. .S. Memphis, w e a t h e r and sale of conveyances used in such thefts. Another by Representative Milton Strickler (Fl) of DCS Moines, would permit j u r i s t s to call one or two a l t e r n a t e jurors to sit in on protracted trials. S t i l l i another major proposal by Representative O. K. Johnson (D) of K a n a w h a . would require proof of f i n a n c i a l responsibility from operators of motor vehicles. Drivers thereby would be required to post proof they were bonded or t h a t they were protected by liability insurance. I t would require financial responsibility up to 55,000 for injury or death of one person; and ?10,000 for i n j u r y or death to two persons, with an added 51,000 requirement for properly damage. Prof. Shimek Rites to Be Held Tuesday IOWA CITY, (.T)--Funeral services w i l l be held here Tuesday for Piof. Bohumil Shimek. 75, member of the U n i v e r s i t y of Iowa botany s l a f f . The widely k n o w n professor died here Saturday. bureau, was feet, lower t h a n reported by the U. S. engineers' gauge. The latter r e a d i n g was I.V! feet above I lie record high water mark of 1013. Paihieah flhnsl Town. On the Ohio river above C'airn, Paducah, Ky,, t e m p o r a r i l y became a qhost town. Complete e v a c u a t i o n WHS ordered as a health measure. While Louisville, C i n c i n n a t i and other Ohio river towns, battered and bruised by their worst flood, cheerfully returned lo rehabilitation e f f o r t s , man-made dikes on the lone r i v u r front from 50 miles below Cairo to the G u l f held the flood waters of the Mississippi. Army e n g i n e e r s reiterated t h e i r predictions the Icvces would meet, the lest when the crest of the flood passes down Ihe Mississippi l a t e this week. ''If vigilance, supplies and man power can rln it, the levee l i n n w i l l be held at all rnsts," said L i e u t . Col. Eugene fioybold who is d i r e c t i n g t h e v i g i l nf II3,(100 turn along the Mississippi's billion dollar dike system. Rises In Streets. Above Cairo, r e s i d e n t s n f Tamms began evacuation as the river gradually rose in its streets. The only dry spot in Harrisburg, city of 12,000 northeast of Cairo, was the business section. Harrisburg is 22 miles away from the river's normal course. Flood fighters in the Cairo scc-^ for had a busy night plugging minor breaks. The slough landing neck dike gave way at Bessie, 1ft miles north ot Tiptonville, but engineers said it would not, endanger the Tennessee city. The floodwaters cut across the onc-and- half mile nock of the horseshoe: bend to rejoin the Mississippi and

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