The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 11, 1952 · Page 13
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 13

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, September 11, 1952
Page 13
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IHLMWAY, . H, Mil Rains Dent Texas Drought As Showers Dwindle On By CLAYTON HICKERSON DALLAS (/»>>—Heavy raine dented T>*a«' two-year-old drought today and continued in dwindling local showeri u flood-threatened towns ' 'ought back surging streams : But for most of the state the long, costly drought—estimated to have i cost Texas farmers up to •WO million dollars—continued. B. The downpours, centered In the **hill country of Southwest Texas, "smashed small dams and were : blamed for loss of at least three : lives. < But for the most part, they were too late to help the drought-stricken cotton and grain sorghum crops. Little of the Wackland cotton country of th« state was touched by | the rains that measured up to 11.67' .Inches at Frederlckeburg in the heart of the goat and sheep country. Five Towns Isolated late last night rushing flood wa- •. ters Isolated five towns in South Central Texas when once,-shrive!ed streams burst from their banks. Kerrrille. Prcdericksburg, Johnson City, Comfort and San Sabn j were cut off by high water, stale Police reported. ; F. O. McKinney, 65, was washed down a stream when an embank•, ment collapsed beneath him near : Fredericksburg. I :' Two other persons died in an au- [ to accident blamed on a ralnslick highway near Beeville. At Brady more than 1.000 volunteers worked feverishly to sandbag a tour-block downtown area threatened by rapidly rising Brady Creek, Brady had reported 10 Inches of rain. Before Frederlcksburg became Isolated, townspeople said two creeks which run through the town were at flood stage and at, a mark highest since a big flood there in 1035. Flash Flood Caused Joshua Dam, near the tiny town of Welfare, broke and caused a flash flood In the Gaudalupe River. Hennings Dam. two miles upstream from Frederlcksburg, burst and threatened serious damage to the area. At Llano, which had been threatened by a dry reservoir for weeks, 3.19 inches of rain fell. Some buildings were evacuated. Railroad and highway bridge* washed away like splinters in the rampaging waters of creeks and river. The Llano River was reported up 30 (ept and still, rising, but was not expected to do serious damage unless it rr«e above 38 feet. Lower Colorado River Authority officials estimated flood level on the Pedernales River at Johnson City as 50 feet early today. Navy Discloses 'Metal Chips' n Gears Damaged Destroyer BOSTON f/pj—First Naval Dis, trict headquarters disclosed early today that metal chips found in the reduction gears caused $300,000 : damage to the destroyed Pritchard In what may have been cabotage. Rear Adm. John L. McCrea, commandant of the district, said a naval Intelligence investigation lo de\ termfne if it was sabotage has hot \ been completed. "As in all these cases," he said, , "naval Intelligence has conducted the Investigation and is still doing BO. "The foreign substance which • caused the damage was metal chips. How they got into the reduction \ Revenue Agency Said 'Clean Now' : DETROIT r f/P>--"We now are as ; clean a» a whistle, and we intend 'to stay that way." says the com^ mijjGioner of the U. S. Bureau ol , ! Internal Revenue." : S Commissioner John B. Dunlap • made the statcmei^ yesterday In i speech to the National Federatoin : of Federal Employes in convention '• here. He said h« made on the basis of examinations made • under the bureau's reorganization program. gears has not yet been determined." He Raid the damage was discovered about a month ago Just befor' the Pritchard was to leave the Bos ton Naval Shlpj'ard for a tralnlii 1 cruise. The investigation was kept a secret until last night when worr' leaked out. The Navy confirmed th' report early today. Navy sources said repairs will require several weeks. The reduction gears are that portion of the vessel's machinery which reduces the engine's revolutions for the propeller shaft. Snake Tails Win In Summer Drire 1 FT. ANH, N. T. MV-Tail« won here. Eighty - four polsonouj mttle- •nak« were rounded up during the summer In thl» Washington County mrw. K«ch p*r»on bringing In at least Hire* inches of a snske'i tgll col: lected a $3 bounty. School Teachers Silent on Past Of Communism NEW YORK I/Pi — Seven New , York City public school tenchpi-E refused yesterday to tell, Senat- probers whether they ever had beer members of the Communist party. Each of the seven Invoked th" Fifth Amendment to the Federpl Constitution, whfch protects an Individual from being forced to testify agninst himself. . Sen. Homer Ferguson (R-Michi head of a Senate internal security subcommittee investigating communism in the> nation's school: said: "On that ground, T will recognize your rl$ht not to answer thai question." ARTHRITIS If yon suffer with arthritis write to me, P. O. B«x 77S, Sooth Benfl, Indiant. I will Kl.<ily tell you how I not rid of It 3 years ago • fler stifffrlnr over 25 j-vrr -, H. M. Harrison. Penney Loafer New For Fall O95 95 3 95 -4 95 -5 In Smooth Brown Leather or choice of Gray, Black and Brown Suede. Sizes 3i-10 Widths AA to B Barney's Shoe Store "We Will Not Be Undersold" Two British Officers Are Released BERLIN WJ-TWC British Army officers arrested in the Russian BK- to- of Berlin were released today by Soviet authoritiei but there still was no word of three other Britorw missing on an automobile trip to West Germany, A British Army spokesman said the tu-o officers, who hart been arrested yesterday apparently white sightseeing in Soviet Berlin, were turned over to a British liaison team at. Soviet headquarters In Karlshorst. There apparently'was no connection between their case and the other three missing Britons, who started from the Western sectors of the Red-encircled city to rtrlve alone the autobahn to West Germany Pravda Warns Of W. Germany If, _ ?„,.„, B . arnpd yesterday that when the West Ger .man army is built up by the Allies it mav strike towards the west-J like Hillcr did. ft??™"" 1 ,? 11 " Je s " ua «°n will, that existing after World War I the Communist party organ sain the """!* s '»'« h« allied Itself chief. h' with west German "revcn.lsts The aims of this group, it said, are directed just as much aeainst the Wos European nations as aaain ^ r * YOUNGEST CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE-Jcan Ivory 28 of Binghamton. N. Y., left, is believed to be iho yoimcest woman ever lo seek a seat in Congress. On a rerenl visit to Washington Jean visited the offices of Mrs. India Edwards, center, vice chairman of the Democratic National Committee, and "made friends" with a statue of Ihe Democratic Party's mascm. She will oppose Bep. Sterling Cole (R., N. Y.) in the race for a scat in the House FOR ^lllkl^F*IIS\r\ tlniriv SALE! rHANCrllOR WHFAT Recleaned And In New Burlap Bags *} Germination 90% J p er Bushel feon-Hoover Seedj^. TAXPAYERS NOTICE f OCTOBER 1st is last day for payment of 1950 County Tax on Real, Estate without penalty and final date for payment of 1952 Poll Tax. Personal and Drainage Taxes are also due and payable. Under Section 1 of Act 480 of the 1949 Legislature, "Payment of Poll Tax must be made to the County Collector, or his authorized deputy, by the person named in the receipt, or by the husband, wife, son, daughter, sister, brother, father or mother of s u c h person.' Payment of the Poll Tax may be made by remitting the payment to the County Collector bv United States Mai!." ' •/ If payment of Pol! Tax is made by mail sender should give the name of the person to whom the receipt is to be issued, relationship to the sender (if remtitance is made for a person other than the sender), color or race residence, post office address (if different f'r o m residence), name or number of school district, ward number (if resident of city) or name of township (if rural resident). t PAYMENT FOR 1952 POLL TAX'MUST •BE RECEIVED IN THE COLLECTOR'S OFFICE BY OCTOBER 1, lA/ifliam i Sheriff And Collector Mississippi County, Arkansas Gabardine In a Smooth, Lustrous Fini That Denotes Finer Quality NEW FALL STYLES California Style Trousers Hand Shaped Collar Full Drape Models Precision Tailored Large Arm Cycle Armo Interfacing Holds Permanent Crease New "Natural" Shoulders Thrush Brown Silver Gray Sophomore Blue Sand Tan Mint Green Navy Blue Compare Them Feature For Feature/ With Other Suits Selling For Twice As Much! PERFECT FIT GUARANTEED! HUDSON CLEANER - CLOTHIER - TAILOR Blytheville, Arkansas Steele, Missouri

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