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Served by the .United Press BIYTHEYILLE 0 rte DOMWAUT tncwtpum or manum A URIER NEW! ARKANSAS AND VOL. XXVI—No. 2-18 V^er_utatr t BLYT1IKV1U.K, AKKANSAS.JKKIIUV. JANUARY 17, HVlu NEW FLOOD FEAREOjFTER LEVEEllii DEFIES STITE IN P E FIGHT Phillips County Judge Says He'll Not Pay, Scores State Administration. LITTLE ROCK, Ark., n. (UP)"How In the hell Is a poor county judge 'to know what Is law when the attorney general and other stale officials don't know?" County Judge John Sheffield, Phillips county, asked lhat question here today In an address before his colleagues at a special meeting of the county judges' association. The speech was made In an attack upon the state law taxing city and county operated motor vehicles which he referred to as "one of the most hypocritical atrocities ever known in any state to destroy local self-government." "The attorney general's office Is so busy pulling the state administration out of holes it has been necessary to hire special attorneys to handle the routine business of the attorney general's office " Jud»c Sheffield said. Will Refuse to Pay Judge Sheffield, president of the association, declared he would not pay the tax and would continue to operate vehicles in his county regardless of the law. He defied state authorities to attempt to stop him. Judge Sheffield has led the fight against the law passed by the 1929 legislature and recently ratified by the state supreme court. | Indications that all woidd not be harmony in the meeting were senn when County Judge C. P. George of Ashley county declared he saw nothing wrong with the law and -urged the Judges- to support It:' .' '• :, '. Opponents'; of the law which would lt»y .» licerue lee on city -»? n* eount* Vwned' automobiles and trucks the • time as on privately owned vehicles, plan a statewide orjanutation to fight for repeal of the hiHsiire. Earue'r-thls week Governor Harvey Parnell refused a request for • special session of the slate legislature Jo be called to repeal the law. U was then announced a campaign would be Inaugurated to ask the'voters to repeal the law at the next general election. Hita Only Passenger Cars When the county Judges gathered here today to discuss action to be taken. regarding paying license fees on publicly owned motor vehicles, they were met with an opinion from Attorney General Hoi L. Norwaad which took quite a "lot of their -fighting material away. That opinion'was "one 1 'given to Gov: Harvey :P»'rnell late Thursday In-'which the attorney general said that Act 52 of 1929, the act repealing provisions for free tags to publicly owned motor vehicles, does not authorize collection by the sjate of license fees on fire trcuks and street sweepers belonging to municipalities. Following an opinion by the supreme court Monday, when thai, body held Oct No. 52 to be constitutional and upheld the right of the legislature to assess license fees against publioly owned motor vehicles the same as if privately owned. Attorney General Norwood said that the law does not apply to busses owned or leased by school districts and used to transport students to and from school. Dwight H. Blackwood, chairman of the state highway commission, said today that as he understands Act No. a2, it does not apply to road and street rollers or other motor vehicles used in highway and street construction. Exemption of fire trucks, street sweepers and school busses, as claimed by the attorney general, and of road machinery as said by Commissioner Blaekwood leaves only passenger ' vehicles upon which counties and municipalities must pjy the state license tee. Five Year Prison Term Recommended for Liggett CATTANOOGA, Temv, Jan. 17.— (UP)—A jury in Hamilton county criminal court today retruned. a verdict of manslaughter and rec- cniineniled live yenr.s Imprisonment in ihe case of Waller Liggelt. Nashville grain broker. Liggett, was tried for the third time en a charge of slaying Turney M. Cunningham, Nashville hotel proprietor and husband of the defendant's admitted paramour. Two previous trials resulted in hung juries. Council for the defendant Introduced a motion for a new trial on which Judge Mat Whittaker granted ten days to perfect arguments. Meanwhile Liggett was allowed and made bond of $7,600. France, Italy and Japan May Balk at Hoover- MacDonald Party Plans. ..EDITOR'S NOTE: With the important naval disarmament conference at -ondon scheduled to open The specific verdict was volun- ,„",'•, ,7*1? '* I ^ i .* *" [K °" .ry manslaughter which carries a l ™' nt """** Uw ?*«'« «» «>« tary manslaughter which carries a possible penally of two to ten years" STTSLd'TIILu "T^L, "' but the Jurv recommended fi v t _'S..! li<U £ c . .•?«"?»• _?•««*»* but the jury recommended years as a maximum. Help Pre-School Child lo Develop His Abilities, Educator Advises Parents. OSCEOLA, Ark, Jan. 17.—The necessity of supplying the com- lanionship of equals for a child to ;hrive in, the educational value of waste materials, a corner in the home that the growing child may call his own. and the seeking oi opportunities to develop the child's resource fulness, are higli points brought, out In a talk made to the county P. T. A. council by Miss Lucy Gage of Peabody college. Nashville. Tenri.', at a meeting here yesterday. Miss Gage who is a national »ij- thority on trie child of the pre- scheoi ace in. speaking further of the child of this age described the pJfccXlttf'- of - exploring 'pr'deoc&us, children'/ characterizing It as' ~ ly an extension of' ateraal vanity, <md detrimental to the sound development of the child. . More than a hundred . mothers heard Miss Gage yesterday afternoon hi her discussion of "Fitting Refer Airport Propose! to Special Committee Proposal of the National Airways systems of Peorla, 111,, for the establishment in Blytheville of an airport and aviation training school was referred to a special committee for further investigation after representatives of the company had explained their project to dlrecto-s of the Chamber of Commerce last night. Certains phases of the proposition as originally submitted were not satisfactory to the directors but representatives of the company held out the rope that in conference with the special committee they would be able to work'out a mutually acceptable plan. Eyes are painted by Chinese fishermen on their boats so that the cr«ft csn see where they are 5 r ?«« •*"* NE !»I*!™ » artklb will tell of Ibe.BriUih, Japanese, French and Italian positions. By MILTON BRONNER NEA Service WriUr LONDON, Jan. 17.—The great naval conference of the United Stales, Great Britain, France, Japan and Italy, In many ways can be called '.he most important International meeting since the allied powers met In Paris to draft the. treaty of Versailles. If the conference. owning hers on Jan. 21, is truly successful, it will mean a genuine step along the path, not of total naval disarmament, but of cutting down navies and government expenses. If It Is unsuccessful, it may open the way u> renewed competition In the building of ships of war and new tax burdens. It the conference depended upon the United States and Great Britain alone, it would be an enormous success. Tlie government, the press and the public of the United States and Great Britain all seem in favov of real action. But France, Italy and Japan are all more or less ready to splUHhe beans and the chief trouble-malcer threatens to be Prance, as it has been in so many International conferences. : - .-. Under, the Washington treaty of /», the five great^ naral 'power* agreed to >a fixe£ rsitio of'capital ships ana provided'that in eight years a hew conference should be held to determine what changes should be made^in battleship construction. Also, under the treaty, ziuuii m ner ojscussion 01 "-Kitting replacements should start, in -1931. the Home to the Growing Child," These matters will, therefore, come in which she discussed not onlyi u P a ^. ne London conference.. The the child of pre-school age. but the Washington treaty did not limit, relationship of the home and the I cruls * r ' destroyer and submarine family to the child of any age. . (Construction because largely of The meeting yesterday was the France. . ' - .' first, regular meeting of the County f 1 } the main, the high spots of Council of Parent Teacher asso- the coming conference are: •" ciatlons held since its organization i ' The Hl»h Spots and was presided over by the' ' FIRST—Hoover and MacDoruild c'micil president, Mrs. T.'E. Taie \. 'heir two countries, not only ol Armorel. Talks of interest were made by IN aval Conference Leaden OMsSwlt r^i Vttriou » .n»uons in|the naval disar/Mmenl conference •fflSald'^rr^S 1 ££ ?''"* S lctnred ' here: ' 1 - P«™ler Raituay SrTh^'fH, ri'.,' ar ' t *" l: * 9««etary of State Henry L. Stim- .100, leader .of. the. U, SjlrMegaUoaJj, Genera r Charles O bawri^ii •^^^•^•0^^-ara^-^a^r-o^^^^^, Vice Admiral Acton of the Italian delegation; 5, Admiral T^kf rabe. hpnn nt .Tonanu» ,t*i u ~i.i n , _ . ' .. "**"'«" J »• IUK.H- Memphis Family of Three ' Killed by Speeding Autoj MEMPHIS, Jan. 17. (UP)-:-J H Pool, 25. his wife, Laia, and their year old daughter. Margaret Nell were killed wh?n struck by a speeding automobile as they crossed a street here last' night,, u. L pier- acclni. driver of the automobile, was arrested. ,. .. i GREETS 01.DELECIITE5 Formalities Will Give lo Work at Nava! Arms Conference. LON&ON, Jan. 17. <UP>—Th American delegation • to Ihe five power .conference for the limitation of naval armaments was welcomed here today on one of the most important peace missions since the war. Levees at Holeomb Holdingar3:30 P.M. IX-Mille i inncrs here of a break In tlii- St. Francis levee :neftr Holeomb, Mo., the levee was rt>- |i:-rlfd to still l)e holding ,04, 3:30 o'clock this afternoon ul- tlioui;)r such an occurrence is likely the Courier News was In- foiiiu'il by long distance telephone. - ' District Prosecutor Takes Charge of Marked Tree Murder Inquiy. HARIUSBURO, Ark., JHII. 17 (UP)—Kxamlnatlon of the automobile In which William D. Walker is charged with Inking Mrs. Len?. Walsh lor "a ride" December II was pro|»scd today. S. L. Gladlsli of Osceola, district prosecuting attorney In charge of the prosecution of Walker, said ho would ask an examination of what appeared to be btood stains on the cushions of Ihe car. Gladish nnrt Sheriff A. II. Landers, who yesterday returned Walker from Phoenix. Ariz., conferred today on the gathering of evidence lo be presented to the Polnsctt county grand Jury March 3. al which time tho Indictment of Walker will b! sought. At the same time Walker and his attorney, Wits Davis of Memphis, also held a conference In the Jail here where Walker la held without bond. Walker viewed the body ot Mti, Walsh in. t a Mafked Trte .rhdtgue yeaterday and-sa)d he'dldn'i know th^V h« '.liadrewr: seen", her .beWe. Beaiebed with questions b'v'Sherlff Landers, he sluck lo ' his refusal to Identify the body as that of the woman he Is charged wflh murder' Ing. He was then taken before Justice N. J. Hazel and waived preliminary hearing. -.He wns bound over on a murder charge. - - Tlie body of Hfrs.- Walsh was to be turned over to her parents in Batesvllle toclay or tomorrow. lh« heroic fiifhl al Big Lake already lost engineer? ml crews of desperate workers, literally with their backs 1 ,ol M, '^' C r" ldn > r l .° (laj> . tllc a!mosl ^possible task: of rVnn V~- ''"'('cis I'lvci-111 the vicinity of Holeomb, Mo., ° m ,r,"^r. Tiff InkT 'i 11 ? T"? ^"l ^ n iii(f i<ake. A brciik at Holeomb eii- j£"j to H rcputition of .the 1027 flood 'disaster when over 400 families were left homeless and destitute. Approximately "5.000 acres of furm land will be flooded as a result of the break In the Big Lake levee at Elk Chute, six miles above Pettyvllle, even If workers succeed In holding the Bt. Franch in bounds, In the'opinion of John, ny Meyers, engineer for Drainage District n. A vast stretch of -fertile land reaching from Highway' Worst BlizynrH of Sea«nn 18 lo Mnrl!C<1 Tree wlH "* '"P'*'"- wufM onward ot season ( | nlcr , md i, le improbability of'r*.:< follows Rams Which Sent pltlrlll|f tllD brci>l1 . wnlch has wld r D' n Dncr * '° »~arly' five hundred feet. this afternoon, nmy make useleS'. any effort to raise crops In this" MEMPHIS. Jan. 17. (UP)—Tho wctl011 thl» year« H is stated. ..' MId-Sonth today, alrcday a vlo- " 1 ' llc br<!olc *"! result In water llm of floods driving thousands reaching a depth ol two feet over from tlielr homes, was In tlie grip Highway 18," Mr. Meyers declared! of the worst blizzard of the season. "t"«l If the St. Francis fight falls A blinding snow storm hampered H *IH be 1927 over again." the work of hundreds who toiled »» FaralUei Affected feverishly at the apparently never Regardless of whether the St. ending task, of piling sand bags Francis water leaps over into tho against muddy, swollen flood water, ditches draining Into Big Lake the . in eastern Arkansas, breaks In damage to the thousands of acres n«lf a dozen places Inundated WO,, of farm land Is certain In the geh- ooq acres. Snow, driven by sharp eral opinion of obsmers .at ' winds caused a sudden drop in ''• * " • •"• ' , issued a declaration .to the world . that war Is unthinkable as between United States and Great but that parity between the wo nations was .considered • as an Smith of Blytheville, second vice president and England, with a far- , - sippi County Health Unit, tfafh . l tlon - Modern capital ships, costing . . Ltate highway commissioner, who crowd. The absence of ceremony at , has been attending to business here the station was explained by an of with the program for the entire £ TELLS BENEFITS The next, meeting of tlie county i about " S 40 .^ 00 . 000 e ach , are too ex- ouncil will be held at Shawnee! penslve a lu:sur> ' for lhe threfi 'nnnnlfrln *-^ ^^Vi 1 ,v I »-l_^_ _ I CDUntTlP.S. . awnee Consolidated school at Joiner on 1 coun il ie5 ' April 18. Diphtheria Fatal To THIRD—From ;;ie humanitarian [standpoint, America and Great i Britain would be' prepared to vote -- i against the use of submarines, bui RnrifeH* RaKv Thiiru1a<r ' France « bitterly against this ouraene naoy i nursdey i Japan ^ only a shade i ess w _ ,„ , , j FOURTH—Under the Washing- Virginia Catherine Capps, three I ton naval treaty the ratios In capi- year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. [ tal ships for the five powers were: Early Capps, died at the family j America and Oreat Britain. 5; rome at Burdette at 2 o'clock yes-]Japan, 3; France and Italy, 1.75. terday. Death resulted from diph-1 France and Japan have both served t *55 la - , notice that they will not be content Fi-neral services were held today with any such figures as regards t the Sandy Ridge cemetery with cruisers of 10,000 tons each or even the Rev. stanfield officiating. The. for smaller ones, cobb Undertaking company was in FIFTH—Whatever figure France charge of funreal arrangement*. I demands, Italy will ask also. In The deceased was an only child, .fact, the Latin sisters have been ~ • - 'quietly fighting for some time. Doctors Close Meeting SIXTH-The French have been * » [studiously developing the thesis I that the London conference will . Following the survey, work will begin Immediately. It Is believed that this will be completed before bad weather sets In next fall. When a paved highway to the Mississippi river. was promised by the stale highway commission, residents of the affected sections ask- Frank C. .Doiigla es Osceola Club in Connection With Projects. OSCEOLA, Ark.. Jan. 17.—Krnnk C. Douglas. Blytheville attorncv, addressed the Osceola Civic club at a luncheon meeting here yesterday on "What the Paving of Blytheville has Done for Blytheville and What It Will Mean to Osceola," outlining the advanalees accruing to Blytheville since th? inauguration of the ciiy-wirtc piiv- ing project there several years ago. The subject discussed is preliminary, to a campaign which is the iuwtii.1 u* nn: cuicvtcu SCCLJUIJ5 iUK- --«"iiow*i Tioiieu fill lit" iklllltSlt; ed that a gravel road be laid to. Ramsay MacDonald later this aft- Barflelrt and another to Huffman, I ernoon and held a two-hour con- It it was impossible to have both f «e n «. King George will receive paved. This request was granted. the conference delegates Monday conference, indicating that cere- object ve of the Clvc chib th, cTto a nm .n, r r±! IS : 1" ,m T^ y^,^d which includes n't onlv 1|j^r aci tn r th ; ^•wsr.^^rx the^mar^hTsn^ "- ^S^ J- Wi ^ was done. Thirty-eight members attended yesterday's meeting. Mr. John Pipkin of Little Rock, son of a for- . Stimson visited Prime Minister avcu. Jims request was granted. "'^ <-v*"ei<:iu:c aeiegaics Aionaay . " — This road was recently competed n(tm <»n, at Buckingham palace. ! m " P"' 01 " & the Methodist church but, because of delays, it wat 'im- P 15 American delegates, soon aft- Mre ' was * 8"°"possible to have the other road ' <r thelr "rival, w»re taken to ho- Music during the luncheon wns finished before the winter season, I lels ln automobiles which were Provided by Mrs. Ralph Raney. Mr. Blackwood said. , [waiting at the station. Blytheville Girl Wins Pen for Science Article i mat me i/onaon comerenre will MEMPHIS, Jan. 17. (UP)—The' not °* em P°*' crecl to make any Jean Mack, 13 year old daughter inual convention of the Trl-state blndm * decisions, but merely make j of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Mack, has ledlcal association closed here last reeomm * n(lBtlons lo the proposed bee n awarded a fountain pen by annual convention of the Trl-state """""» "«'»"'» Medical association closed here last 'ecornttendatlons lo tne proposed night after electing Dr. A G Pavne • dl «'nna m e l >t conference to be held of Greenville, Miss, president fr>r under the auspices of the League of 1930. Nation. The U. S. will not agree , ; to this, as It Is not a member of :the league. But France will dis- Rescup WoH Frnnt Riu» 'P Ia y her old trump c» r d-Oermany. nescue non rrom River n^ ^^^ vm in,ut no steps in naval disarmament by land and grown wolf which was down the Mississippi ... yesterday and presented Memphis zoo today. Jan 17 rrrm . v „ navtLl alsarmamem °> Isna «na Margaret Shaver and Joe Thomas. Jan. IT. (DP -A half many as a naval power 1s not to be Miss Alice Marshall Is science tfllch was riding a lew h» air Prarrn will sav lhat »»-*•.•.!,•». *f thl. .. _.v,°^ .... th« Current Science paper of Columbus. Ohio, for an article recently submitted. Other student* of the local Junior high school who received honorable mention for their papers are: Ann Tompklns, Virginia Nunn, Margaret Shaver and Joe Thomas. .. . _... France will ... rescued sneered at. to (he i GMman* Outwit Treaty Onlv one out of j In the treaty of Versailles, Germany was forbidden to build battleships of more than 10,000 tons tub," according to~Pio. "SanlesrA' °* r ? >M V n * v *' .$ tr ^}* , hts now Smith, of Washington State Col-, produ " (i 8 batlles " 1 P ln Wlnia- )fff *' . . (Continued On Pai* Three) •-teacher of this „.__,, _... vl , [been doing special work ol 'kind. has this Th8 oldest turret clock In Eng- lind Is presumably one in the Great Tower of Sellsbiry Cathedral. Records show that Uie mech- anl.m existed in 13»6; It continued to work until 11*4. . . vocalist and Mrs. Agatha Wilks. ac: comnanlst. The luncheon was serv- ! ed by members of the Calvary Church Guild. R. E. Lee Wilson Lee Wilson Jr.. both of d L. S. Mitchell of Os- Cooler Negro Seriously _, m „ ^ ^ wii Hurt in Hating Accident ^.^J..T^ t L,^'L- COOTER, Mo .-Luke Joiner, u ^"SS, 61 ^ 11 " memhl! " hlp , .—, negro living near here, accidentally snot himself while rabbit hunting. He was standing on a stump, took- Wg for a rabbit to pass, when he fell. Discharge of the shotgun almost amputated his left arm. He wa« rushed to a St. Louis hospital for treatment. Streets Improved The streets of Cootcr have been in bad condition, due to the heavy rains of the past two weeks, but the drainage ditches have been deepened and other Improvements made, and the streets are now In much better condition. fctentlsti have worked out tables by which the height of an his- t"rlcal person can be estimated by In the club. MOSCOW (UP)—Investigations of the pensions bureaus In various cliles have revealed that some men who fought against the Soviet gov. ernment have for years been draw- Ing stipends as patriotic war veterans. Because of the chaotic conditions during the civil war period It Is frequently difficult to establish on which side people fought. Some "Whites" have thus managed to find a place In the Red pension lists. FIGHTTflPREVENTST, Even Without Farther Breaks Water Will Cover 75- UW Acres of Farm Land, Engineers- Declare; No Crops Likely This Year. , . - ; ;' tern floBwVapldly >e7a,i"o bu- S"rt^ iTtteff'ta^'''^^^' STwf u?t±1"!S h f v " st »****« * Kt just'^: Ss wa, ^w^f^L TrafflC In 'I 1 ' »amveven th du»h we tart-have:, sS,reTvi.to " * n0 " Ct> " to brl "8 them out like we did inf; nnnw nv»r «kl „.» m ,. 1927," one man who served during . atT^Tho^Td w wu. c rn " f KOTk ln I927<stnlKl ^'i SMt^'ra,^;, w^'-w«- t«.«y **.•>. forecaster, said today " lng the ' ' jtors of thc bl « n um &>- Rlvers In'.lhls section, already lnK ,J )lanft ,°" th S Rosctnnd ditch rbm one to four fee -above S " orUl « r , TIj3 , hwa *' " tD prcvent •lage, were reported rising if, moYt dfl "! aKe b , y tlie " QDd ' places. United States e"gin™" ™ e wa cr ls fx V K ^ A to «<"* B s Highway 18 late Saturday or early . . s lierc confessed themselves powerless to prevent additional breaks Sunday, It Is stated..Cold weather is certain to slow up. the advance' of the- Hood waters -th' swamps and lowland. May Reach Halt 'Moon -< .._._.„., „. ,io.ui.- t iia iium uicir Although predictions as to .' the. homes, the engineers office report- acrc ' 1 ge that will be Inundntft in-the leyees. The White river will "' ~ "*"• "~ ••"•••"^ rise two feet higher near DcVall's °' thc flood ^'"^ .-.through ,thc Bluff and Clarendon early next week and will force additional hundreds of residents from their . Cold and Snow in North There are about 7,000,000 aliens In the United States who are eligible to citizenship but who never applied for naturalization papers; 5,500,000 foreign-born are in the r ~-~^., ,.„.. MV *.- -•«.» ~j u.uuujwu iuiciftii-uyi u ait' \ii vuc measuring one of two bones. • - country who have become clliaens. lake, tod more than WO famlilej \iUl he hanj.hlt by;ihe flood.. and thc limits of the territory that will be covered by the waters vary greatly. It Is lhe general opinion CHICAGO. Jan. 17^-(UP>—The °' officials that the waters will . Nrrth pole was in the Rocky creep across from the break almost Mountain west on today's scramb- to Half Moon, with drainage dltche led weather map and a trip to the m 'hat section and the old bayou, corner grocery was like a polar ex- ^d believed capable of Inking care pedltion anywhere In the winter- of t llc overflow In that direction land. without further spreading cnstwijrjl. Seasonal records for cold were ^X" proper will not be affected.by shattered and nil time records np- 'he flood as drainage systems will proxlmated all tnc wny from Brit- hold It, west of that place, it 'is ish Columbia to northern Texas stated, with Roscland ditch sure and from the great divide lo the to carry oft an enormous amount-, eastern fringe ot tlie corn belt, Soulli of tlie hlghn-ny the waters With snow still on the ground nf- will likely spread over a vast acre- ter a series of blizzards, now storms, age but the Number Nine levee sleet storms, arctic gales nnd pro- will mark the eastern margin ol longed cold snaps, the middle west the inundation, it Is believed.' The and the mountain west surered In- major portion ol the flood waters tensely from the latest cold wave, will spread south to Marked Tree Deaths from storm renditions, before being turned by natural freezing and asphyslation due lo drainage back Into the St. Fruhcls over ring stoves in poorly vcnlilat- river, ed! rooms, mounted rapidly. Tabu- G an 580 Pe«» Wide £± h 1 "'"^" 1 nt ^ ™ ™™<* ™« m™ no e«I< S.,,« , ?„ CaUSCl1 by Winlry matc ° r «« nn """" o' water that fen davs a ± Ce i hCy , ^f 0 ™ aC f e lla(J P^" 1 ^"^ ^ ™ Chute ten days ago. Hundreds were In- break todnv Jured or suflerlng illness frcm the Dr " k , ,. y ' . ,. . , - same causes ™ c ^P" 1 °' l| i e channel-cut by ta °!Sr«uW7h l v? f ions -is n u.rr n cu nr ?Lr hd ons fwv^r H i 'he elTectcd reg- crumbicd , hc lcvcc b^mamg thc ss^ss 1 ^? fflrs'Bc s 8 r i » «j; rit'^ici? zard 1 ; nvrr tTin i-rvtt nf iti PflH it n iniuuicii « gajj aimo5v ouu icet Pit?th; C m^ur r y CS at 0t ,O t ^ I o S w Ct ^ 1 o ^^T ££$ **" "* In Denver, featured thc wcalheo ' ? , map for today Tllc abrupt rise at the lake, the result of incessant rainfall for the past, ten days, resulted in the first (Continued on Page 8) "WEATHER : ARKANSAS—R»ln and snow to- Indiana Danger Passes VINCINNES, In!., Jan. 17.—(UP) —The rampaging Wabash river reached its crest today and started ti recede slowly, averting for the time at least danger ol the most devastating flood In history. Aim.A«a/io—twin ana snow to• All the sand bagged lavees held night and probably Saturday morn- j against the terrifying pressure of Ing. Not much change In tempera*:the crest and the spirits of llred ture tonight. Colder Saturday, and anxious walchere mounted as ... the river guage registered ?&25 According to the official weather the rlyer guagcs registered 3533 observer, Brax Smith the minimum feel, the hlgattt level In .history, temperature here yesterday and up land then the Indicator fell to 25 1 to 6 o'clock thlj morning 15-de— grees and the maximum. 31 degrees; partly cloudy with north LONDON, (UP)—A witness at winds. On the same day. a- year Tower Bridge police court de- ago the minimum temperature was dared, "I.caine 13,000 mile.-, to 26..degrees and the maximum t«m- fnarry my wire, tnd If I h«d fciown perature, 36 degrees; cloudy with as much as I do now I would not .12 inches of r*ln and northeast have croued thq road t» da U,' winds. ' ''