The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 4, 1950 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, February 4, 1950
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PAGE TWO BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Removing Flood Victims Difficult Folks Won't Leave Homes Until Water 'Runs over Floors LITTLE ROCK, Ark.. Feb. 4. (AP) —State ml^UIa and .Guardsmen assigned to evacuate families from the St. Francis River bottoms •in East Arkansas say their job Is made more difficult because many folks won't leave nnlll flood water.? are running over Hie floor. Hoy Bossori, Arkansas Democrat reporter, said that amphibious army trucks aro the only answer in removing hundreds of tenant farmers "out o fan area where the water runs deep, then shallow, and Quicksand end gumbo mud provide additional hazards." Bosson sent the following dispatch to his paper from Madison, Ark.: "I went out yesterday with a three-man National Guard and volunteer amphibious truck crew. "This crew had been on duty almost continuously for four days and nights and the driver, guardsman Bruce Stough. hadn't had anything to eat since breawfast when I joined them at about 2 p.m. It waj after dark before he finally got to cat and that was a can of sardines picked up at a country si-ore surrounded by water. '•Moving Into the flood area southeast of PY>rrcsl City. We Unit drove, half motorboated over what apparently was a roadbed. You could tell by the telephone poles on the side and the tops of fence pasts that cropped up here and there. "Every now and then we could pass a little high spot on the ground and here, almost invariably woultl be a tenant shack with faces peck- Ing out the door at the strange contraption going past. In almost all of these the water was lapping at the doorsteps. Hope Eternal "We've tried to get them to come out for days," explained Walter , Stevens, Red Cross campaign drive chairman in Forrest City, "but they keep saying they'll wait and maybe the water will quit rising tomorrow. But it keeps rising and when the water Is In the floors they yell for us. By then It is twice as hard to get them out.' "All along the route were dead livestock, trapped and drowned by the rising waters. "The trip I made with the 'duck' yesterday was typical, we got stuck in quicksand trying to keep on the road In order to reach a Negro tenant "farmer's home to take out his family end furnishings. "With the 'duck' teetering at a precarious angle on an embankment under the water, we sheered loiii; pins on the 'duck's' winch, pull- edi; (town an eight-inch thick tree and lost a block and tackle in five Just one of Those Who Will Never Learn NORTH LITTLE HOCK. Ark., Feb. 4— (If)— At 5 a.m. yesterday police released from custody a man who had been arrested on a drunk- eness charge. He promised officers that he would go straight home. After leaving the Jallhouse, the man got Into a car and drove off. Police overtook hli i a minute later, demanding "where do think you're going" "I'm going home, just as I said I was," replied the motorist. Officers took a very dim view of (he man's efforts and put him back In the lockup. The fellow had driven oft in a police cruiser. Mink Coat Walks Away CHICAGO (AP)—A $2000 mink coat was draped over a chair In a north side rest:iuranl. It belonged to Mrs. John A. Helniiclmnn. She and her table companions paid no particular attention to it, But a blonde did. The blonde simply picked it up, walked out and vanished. feet of water before finally getting the craft out into water deep enough to float It off the snnd. 'The duck was stuck for an hour and a half and voluncer rescuer Ernest Slough got soaking wet In the Icy waters setting up the block and tockle to i;et us out. Chickens in Living Koiim "Walcr was almost In the floor of tenant farmer Grant Allison's home when we got there to get his furnishings and family out. Even though his chicken house was on higher ground, the fowls were standing In water when we arrived. They to'ik over the living room when we left. "Coming back, Driver Slough didn't try to find the road. He crashed the 'tiuck' through a barrier of willow tree tops into the flooded river proper and Inched his way buck l« the Lakeside Plantation headquarters a powerful current. "The current and the heavy load of furniture and men cut the 'duck's' speed to about five miles per hour, but It made it. "Back in Forrest City, whore the guardsmen are maklne their headquarters, tent cities have sprung up all around. 'Gnzzola Vaccaro, Red Cross disaster relief chairman for tho county, who has turned his lumber company office over to Red Cross relief workers, explained that they already have about B50 persons registering for. aid in that county alone and new ones are coming In by the scores. "But It is (he guardsmen who are getting the tough Job. "Guardsman Carroll (Pooch-Tyc) Gadberry, high school student, summed up their feelings. "I wish those other amphibious trucks we've ordered would hurry up and arrive. I'm geting sleepy and hungry." ^ATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1B5Q SIMULATE AIR CRASH-His miuclw , ense , „„ AJr Fo r« volunteer ' r *« U ha *'» 'P- his »>«* along the tert track* at 100-mlles-an-hour. The of the carriage to record reactions, of the test passenger. Nothing Moving But Snow in Thoeny As Thermometer Dips to 66 Below GLASGOW. Mont., Feb. 4. (If) _< You thiuk you're having a rough winter? Here's the weekly news letter sent by Hn! Ophus, storekeeper at nearby Thoeny, to the Glascow Courier In snow bound Northeastern Montana: Dea- Editor: As far as news gees, (here Is nothing moving in this' community but snow. Frank Lock, our mail carrier, keeps us In touch with the outside world by plane. Sar.ta Glaus had a black beard when he arrived at Pete Larscn's Wednesday. Pete had not left his ranch since Dec. IB. and the plane bringing his mail, Including his Christmas parcels, \vas certainly welcome It also gave him a chance to place orders for groceries, wltich he needed uitjently and which were delivered Friday. Jimmy Davenport ventured down to visit Lee Jones and Charles Rogers Monday on a horse he Is breaking for Dan Thoeny. He stopped at the store Thursday on his return with both feel, frozen. He brought us news that Charlie froze his face barily while feeding cattle at 57 degrees below. The Tim Stnbers. who depend on bottle gas for both cooking and heating, have had their supply freeze twice, anri have bundled lip their daughters to come to visit us while the supply was thawed out. Alex A:MC has been riding down horseback once a week for their mall, but said Friday was his last trip because the snow Is too deep. The coldest weather we have hearn about is at Ben Ophus' where the thermometer read 6S below Monday night. Yours truly: Hal Ophus. Department Store Soles Increase ST. LOUIS, I'eb. -I—r/T»,—A 31 per cent Increase was recorded in department store sales at Liltlo Rock last week as compared with the same week Inst year. This was the finding of the Federal Reserve Hank of St. Louis which said the average Increase for the 8th District was 19 per cent. Boosts Included St. Louis 28 per cent, Louisville, Ky.. 3 per cent and Memphis I per cent. An average 18 per ••ent Increase was reported in "other cities" Including Fort Smith, Ark.. Springfield, Mo., and Greenville, Miss. » WARNING ORDER In the Chnnccry Court, t'lnrka- sawlia District, Mississippi County, Arkansas, Meredith Polk, <Col), pur. vs. No. 11.207 Annie Mae Polk (Col.), oft. The defendant Annie Mac Polk Is hereby xvarjicd to appear within thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff Meredith Polk. Dated this 2 day of February, 1050. Harvey Morris. Clerk By Anita Sykcs, D. c. P. C. Douglas, attorney for plain- 24-11-18-25 The United states consumes qne- lifth of the world's manganese, but produces less than one per cent of the total annual supply. IX THE f'HANCKKV COURT FOR Till; ClUCAKSAWBA DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS No. 11.1M THOMAS H. MENLEY, Plaintiff vs. ELEANOR MENLEY. Defendant H'AICM.N'G ORDER The defendant, Eleanor Menley, Is hereby warned to appear in this Court within thirty (30) days and answer tiie cumpkiint of the plaintiff, Thomas H. Menley ,and upon her failure to do so said complaint will be taken as confessed. WITNESS my hand as Clerk of the Chancery Court for the Chlck- asawba District of Mississippi County, Arkansas, ami the seal of said Court this the 27th day of January 1050. G W. Barkbam,,Atty. Ed B. Cook, Atty. ad iitem Harvey Morris, Clerk. By Ruth Mugee. D c. It Is estimated by Ihe Tea Bureau Inc.. that four-fifths of nil tea consumed In the U. S. Is drunk at home. Concrete Culvert Tile Sizes up to 36 In Corrugated Metal Culverts Slits up lo 84 in. Automatic Klnod Gatet Cnncrele Scplic T:inks Mcfa) Seplic Tanks Sewer Tile .s: Prices We Deliver A.H.WEBB Hi s h»aj 61 at Slalt Lint Phone 7H AH Babi and His 5 Thieves Token By Newark Police NEWARK, N. J,, Feb. *—(#>—Police have arrested a young deaf mule known as "All Baba" who they said directed his "well-trained gang" of schoolboy thieves by sign language. This "All Baba" didn't have «0 thieves, police said—only (ive. But In the past six months the gang netted $5,000 in cash, $5.000 worth ol adding machines, typwrlters and Industrial tools and caused »75,000 In property damage, they added; His five companions In crime, nabbed Thursday at the same time as the deaf ring leader, ranged In age from 13 to IS, police said. Under New jersey juvenile law their names were not revealed and they were held at the parental home here. Acting Chief of police Fredrick Laccy identified the leader as Robert Engcrt, 20, or Newark. He was charged with burglary. Laccy said the boys called their tall grey-eyed leader "All Baba" after the legendary figure who outwitted a gang of thieves. The gang was afraid of Engert Laeey said, and he scolded them by vfnicnt gestures and stamping his fisls when things didn't go light. Beer Permit Suspended LITTLE ROCK. Feb. 4—(,- Revcnuc Commissioner Dean Morley yesterday held a- hearing for M. P. Jalrara. Hot Springs grocer, on a change of selling beer ori Sunday. Moi-lcy did not Issue a formal order but said he probably would suspend Jntrara's retail beer permit for 30 days. Jabara testified the beer for otf- premise consumption was sold by an employe who has been discharged. Jabara operates the Home Grocery at 128 Albert pike Ave., Hot Springs- Pop/or Bluff Woman Ditt in Little flock LITTLE ROCK, I'eb, 4— {/Pi— Miss Francis Marguerite Belts, 51. poplar Bluff, Mo., died in • hospital here yesterday. She w«s an accountant for the Missouri pacific Railroad and had been employed by the road (or 31 years, Survivors Include two sisters, Miss Neta E. Belts and Julss Helen Belts, both of Poplar Bluff, and a brother Jim Belts, Little Hock. Funeral arrangements are Incomplete. McMath on the Move LITTLE ROCK, Feb. 4. (IP)— The family of Governor McMath yes. lerday began moving Into the new governor's mansion. McMath said he hoped to be established In (he new dwelling bv Monday. The mansion was constructed at an approximate cost of $197000 on the site of the old Arkansas blind school. Construction started under authority of a 1947 legislative act The McMaths—the governor his wife and three small sons—have been living in a rented house. Despite the moving, the governor was at his office yesterday morning. Who Got Short Cnd? LITTLE ROCK Feb. 4. W)—-The Arkansas and Tennessee highway departments have agreed to a Joint maintenance program for the new bridge across the Mississippi River at Memphis. This was' announced today by Arkansas ?luef highway engineer A. Johnson who said each department Unemployment Down LITTLE ROCK, Feb. 4 (If,— Unemployment In Arkansas apparenlly is decreasing. • ' This was brought out yesterday in a report by administrator Homer Adklns said 3,389 persons filed claims for unemployment compensation during the week ended Jan. a, Thif was 19 per cent below the < m ,,Sl r .? ostcd the Preceding week. With the exception of five areas, the decline in number of claims f led was widespread throughout t& slate. Hot Springs. Helena, ParW gould, Rogers and Newport reported slight increases. Mountain,water turned Into sut- lers from fire hydrants helps keep downtown streets clean In Salt Lake will share cost o« paint and general repairs for the bridge on a 50-50 basis. , msuuMct ! MIIMAMCI ncM«N«( t TWO Ml. HCHAM6C *••» with DISTRICT OPT10» W. L. "KILL" WALKER District Agent S!00 Isaacs Bid-., Phone 3400 Res. Piione 21 1J IT PAYS YOU To Keep Voer Shoe* In GOOD REPAIR HflLTCRS (UBLITY SHOE SHO ~tl W. M « t N S T »ZW«6aS»'lME«RUSTIIK BRONZE ^=^ Ssr-iMssK s:™~ Jls BARNEY'S DRUG STORE • ~-Master Plumber- JORDAN PLUMBING COMPANY, Inc. For 12 Months I \ •'531-North^l(Mh" : ' I'hnne 6U01 Businessmen. .\.. Read T/i/s Important Message: BLYTHEVILLE COMPRESS now offers COMMERCIAL STORAGE facilities for the handling of ALL COMMODITIES We haYt>. set aside a large space available for the storage of all commodities except combustible or perishable commodities. Modern sprinkling system. You hare insurance protection at the lowest cost — all storage rates are at competitive prices. Safe and efficient handling of all merchandise is assured. Prompt and courteous service. Call today . ,, we con b« of service to you. Blytheville Compress Co KELTON FRANCIS, MGR. TELEPHONE 4489

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