The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 18, 1948 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

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PAGB TWO BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1948 Floods Threaten In Many Areas Malting Snow, let S«ndi Ohio Riv«r Out of Its Bonks Bj Unite* Frrtt Muddy water splashed against bouse front! along low-lying street In Cincinnati today us the Ohio River, swollen by melted Ice and •now surged pa»t the flood stage. Envy rains, coupled with spring- like temperatures which meltel much of the Ice and snow left by a month of sub-normal weather, hast, threatened floods in MissLs- clppli Kentucky, Maryland, Illinois and Indiana In addition to Ohio. More than 100 prisoners from the North Mississippi prison farm aided national guard troops and army engineers in reinforcing levce.s •Jong the Yaioo and Tallahatchie Riven, gorged by torrential rains latt week. Approximately 100,000 acres at farm land were under water and the Red Oroas set up a refugee evacuation center at the former Army S.F. Missouri Schools to Be Re-Classified CARUTHERSVILLE, MO., Feb. 17. Teachers of Pemlscot County wi'.l receive a new type of test In the County Teachers examinations here in early March as part of the program to classify all schools of Ihe stole under the new "A, B. C" arrangement recently announced oy Hubert Wheeler, Slate Commissioner of Education. nural schools will be re-classified along with all elementary and high schools of the state. Requirements for "A-cla.ss" schools wiH be requirements will compare with second class standards, ftud those now • unclassified th&t can meet certain minimum standards will be classified In the "C" group. All schools that do not meet the standard for "C" classification will be listed as unclassified and work done ui thc.sc schools will not be accepted In any' classified school unless the student graduating from Ihe unclassified school can pass a satisfactory examination in the subjects and years covered. For the school year 19W-48, ev- Britain's Envoy Air Base at Greenwood, Miss. The ery rural teacher will be required to flood was expected to approach the record 40-foot crest which hit Greenwood several years ago. The Army sent over 40 rescue boats into Greenwood, although no immediate plans were made for evacuation. Temporary levees were thrown up In North Greenwood where the gravest threat of danger lay. A levee was built across Highway 82 north of Greenwood with a ramp over it for motor traffic, but tlu highway was expected to be closed by hllh water within another day. The Yawo River, rising at the rate of on« and one-half inches an hour for the past day, splits the city of Greenwood. The Army'.Engineers said the crest of the Ohio River flood would hit 64 feet when it reaches Cincinnati today. It was not expected to cause major damage. The Coney Island Amusement Park and a part of the River DOWJIS race track where Inundated ycs- - tertiay~and the spreading floods «• ters already covered the section uf the city close&t to the river. • Most residents of the city were not- affected by the rising water. Workmen sandbagged danger spots have at least eight semester hours of college credit, and for the yeir 1049-60, in addition lo the 16-hour minimum requirement, every teacher having less lhan 60 semester hours will be required lo have earned not less lhan el«ht semester hours since January 1, 1048. Prosj>ectlve teachers 'A'ill be examined March 6-6 in four general fields covering the subject's required for elementary teaching. These include social studies, language njyl arts, natural science, and special subjects. Sir Oliver S. Franks, 43-year-old Oxford University professor, was named British ambassador to the U. S., succeeding Lord Inver- chapcl. who is retiring, Frnnks, an economist, served In Washington during the war, and was a visiting lecturer at the University of Chicago In 1935. Medical School Dean Renews Hospital Fight LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb. 18. (U.P.)— Reopening of the fight to! change the ocatlon of the pro-' posed Veterans Administration' hospita In Little Rock was advo- j catcd todaf by Dr. Joseph T,' Roberta, newly-appointed dean of| the University of Arkansas Medl-! cal School. j •There exists a critlca Ineed for[ urgency In getting the Veterans' AdmJnlslralion to reconsider the location of Its new &00-bed general hospital In Little Roclc," Roberts declared In a prepared statement. A contract for the »»,792,660 structure was awarded yesterday by the yntted Slates Engineers. It U to be built on East Roosevelt Road In Little Rock. Roberts declared that changing the plans for the hospital to make It a part of the proposed medical center at the State Hospital would cause no significant deay., "Each block of «e prat Ion between a medical school and Its affiliated hospitals decreases enormously the effectiveness of the work of each," he declared. Against The Odds", which shows the achievements of many famous, Negroes will be given at the monthly meeting of the Harrison Parent- Teacher Association Thursday at 2 o'clock. London Cabbie Cools Oft Quickly After His Encounter With Prince LONDON, Feb. 18. (UP)—Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip were involved In an automobile collision today but neither was Injured. The car in wnlcn tney were riding collided with a taxlcnb at Hyde Park corner shortly after 9:30 a.m. Their car escaped damage and they continued on their journey after "n short rielny. The taxlcab was j damaged slightly. 11 Japs Who Served American's Liver at Banquet to Face Trial TOKYO, Feb. 18. (UP)—Eleven Japanese accu.se;! of attending a "banquet" at which Ihe liver of an ! American pilot was served and eat- ( en will be placed on Irlal next month on charges of torturing and vivisecting eight U. S. airmen. The trial wll he the first of three cases Involving between 39 and 45 Japanese suspects acetified of Illegally executing and torturing 41 B-29 crewmen shot down over Kyushu Island between Mny and August, 1945. The Army now has 39 suspects under arrest and the other 10 are being sought. Harrison School P. T. A. To Present a Pageant A pageant entitled, "Thirteen DONT KICK CA& HEADACHES! W£ CAN R£M£DY m CONDiT/ON MM A 6ML SH ELTON Motor Company 119 W. Ash Dial 4438 THIS WEEK AT KIRBY'S Don't Neglect a Cold! Take C.-L. Cold Capsule*. Quickest relief from the symptoms of common colds. Guaranteed. Jergen's Lotion $3.00 she and Dryad Deodrant 29c ii«, both 87c. Stop That Cough! Tak« C.-L. Cough Syrup. Quickest relief for coughs. Pleasant to take. Guaranteed. OLD SPICE After Shave Lotion .......... $1 00 Tweed Cologne ...... $1.25 and $2.25 Revlon Lip Sticks ...... 65c and $1-00 We fill prescriptions from all doctors at guaranteed best price* with Vuaran- * S fr ° m "* k"" 8 " 1 '^^ '" tOW "' Re *' 8lensd Pharmacist!, VANILLA ICE CREAM Pint 25« Most iiremcn. policemen, letter carriers, and waiters have flat feel largely because they walk • or stand constantly. in a barrier dam flood wall which i The collision occurred when protects railroad yards and a low- '• Phillip's car and the taxi eased Into lying industrial section. The danger of floods abated late yesterday at Newport, -Ky. t where a flood wall proved sufficient to hold flood waters in check. Food threats passed in West Virginia and Western Pennsylvania although high water In creeks anil small rivers was reported "inconveniencing" some areas. Mild weather continued throughout the nation today with only northern Wisconsin and Michigan erperiencing freezing weather. The warm spell, following closely the, extended cold wave, sent the mercury to record breaking highs Racine, V/Ls. and Des Moines, a line of traffic. The front bumper of Phillip's car became wedged under the fender of the taxi. The taxi driver climbed out and yesterday. The temperature at Des Moincs was 65 degrees, the warmest Feb. 11 In history. It was 11 degrees cooler [it Racine, but still warm enough to break a 32-year-old record for Feb. 17. walked around to Philip's car. "What's your name?" he nsked the royal couple. ] "Th c Duke of Edlnburg," Philip replied. I | The taxi driver had no more to say. The policeman arrived and ; completed his report rapidly. ' j FOR EASTER INTO SPRING It really makes thoyg nghtercates try HuMKo ^THE Dainty COOKING FAT Jestilonderful! It's all . WHILE SHOPPING PAUSE FOR COKE «35 PASTEL SUITS RIN0 IN THf SPRING Silky, smooth pure-wool worsted—masterfully cut and tailored in cloud soft paslcls lo bring you the suit successes of Spring *'!#. 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