Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on April 19, 1973 · Page 21
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 21

Galesburg, Illinois
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Thursday, April 19, 1973
Page 21
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Golfsburg Regisfer-Moit, GoJesburg, ill. Thufsdoy, April 19, 1973 J21. Louisiana Residents, Guardsmen Battle to Prevent Mississippi Flooding MORGAN CITY, La. (VPl) ^ National Guard troops and loeal eittzetu aro working 24 hours a day trying to build up levees on the At(^af alaya Aiver before overflow water released from the Mississippi swells into the area Friday. Water rose dangerously close to the top of the levee Wednesday. Gov. Edwin Edwards called out m National Guardsmen^ declared parts of souths fjBUtsiana in a state of emergency and told residents to be prepared to evacuate if necessary. %e rising water in the Atchalalaya was caused by recent hOielvy rains, unusually high Gulf tides and the release of overflow water from tha Mississippi River through the Morganza Spilhiray upfitream. "While the situation is serious, there is no cause for panic or alarm,'* Edwards said Tuesday. He said he declared the area in a state of emergency mainly to give military authorities more control in keeping sightseers and looters away. The biggest danger to Morgan City and smaller towns along the Atchafalaya was the release of Mississippi River water at Morganza. The opening of'the spillway there was necessitated because parts of the Mississippi River seawall broke vMkt thie pressure of rising water from upstream, tile Army Corps of Engineers said the water would not reach Morgan City until Friday. So far, 1,400 persons have been evacuated from their homes because of flooding in south and central Louisiana, mostly north of Morgan City. The latest evacuations occurred Wednesday in Stephensville, a tiny community near Morgan City. "I used to live on the other side of the Atchafalaya basin," said Howard Ludwin, who was moving his wife, four children and all his belongings in a pickup truck. "1 moved from there to Stephensville to get away from the water. Now I'm getting out of here," Dozens of mobile homes near Morgan City were in deep water, and floodwaters seeped through tiie front entrance "of the Ponderosa- Bar, but It remained open for business. Your Horoscope By FRANCES DRAKE Look in the section in which your birthday comes and find what your outlwA is, according to the stars. FOR FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 1973 March 21 to April 20 (Aries) — Do not begin day's activities until you have a well-defined program. But do not hesitate too long or you may lose out on some fine advantages. April 21 to May 21 (Taurus) — You can eiqiect a pleasant day, with associates full of good will and congeniality. Day especially favorable for travel and meeting people of stature and position. May 22 to June 21 (Gemhii) — You should find hobbies and artistic endeavors absorbing and rewarding. And, like Taurus, you may meet new people who prove highly stimulating. June 22 to July 23 (Cancer) — Meet with the opposition to iron out differences, win advantages through your delightful personality. Welcome fresh ideas, constructive suggestions. July 24 to Aug. 23 (Leo) Less than your finest will not be acceptable now. And others KNOW what you can produce when putting forth best efforts. Stress your fine organizing abilities. Aug. 24 to Sept. 23 (Virgo) Adjustments, revisions, quick changes may be the order of the day. Take them in stride. Distribute energies judiciously; dan't argue where tact, finesse will win. Sept. 24 to Oct. 23 (Libra) Energy, thoughtfully directed, ,-.and earnest effort should bring top recognition now. But, in dealing with others, be careful how you choose your words. Oct. 24 to Nov. 22 (Scorpio) Never mmd the odds against you; keep working toward your objectives. There is always a way for the imaginative, optimistic, willing worker. And you are that! Nov. 23 to Dec. 21 (Sagittarius) — Jupiter influences stimulate your ambitions and incentives. This is no time for worry or doubt. You can accomplish a great deal if making the best use of your talents. Dec. 22 to Jan. 20 (Capricorn) — Some unexpected changes indicated. Do not be dismayed. They should prove beneficial in the hag run, so stress your adaptability, willingness to co-^ operate. Jan. 21 to Feb. 19 (Aquarius) — This is a day for making high-level gains, if you begin— and stay—with the best, displaying your capabilities effectively. Avoid anxiety. Feb. 20 to March 20 (Pisces) — Important now: Oammon sense, logical analysis and cahn appraisal of all situations. Business and occupational matters highly favored, but take no j!*islcs YOU BORN TODAY, an Aries- Taurus cuspal (one born at the change of Signs), are endowed with a wealth of talents and fine traits which, combined, can lead to a highly stimulating and successful life. You are ambitious, aggressive, imaginative and resourceful; would make an excellent business executive or leader of any large organization. You also have a strong creative side and could shine in the worlds of literature, music, art or in the theater. Your personality is a dynamic one and your intuitive powers are strong. Birthdate of: Duiah Craik, English novelist; Lionel Hampton, jazz musician. State Announces Road Contracts Sweborg Const. Co., Galesburg, ha sbeen awarded a $293,752 contract to put down three 4.7 miles of base course on FAS 427, three miles southwest of LaHarpe, southwesterly, in Hancock County, the Illinois Department of Transportation announced. The project is one of 22 road improvement contracts totaling $5.7 million that have been awarded by the state. Wickes Track down special savings at Wickes! Prices jgoojd thru April 261 MADERIA LAUAN PANELING JHandsome lauan panels, durable lacquer finish on 3-ply hardwood. 3.6mm 4'x8' sheet. Easy to install. Reg. $3.39 INDOOR/OUTDOOR CARPETING Long-wearing olefin fiber. Beautiful enough to use indoors, yet rugged enough to use outdoors. WICKES HAS OVER 30 STYLES OF OUALITY Sfl^ PANELING IN STOCK! KM OUR LOWEST PRICE EVER! SAVE 10% \« AMBASSADOR ^KITCHEN CABINETS IN STOCK! Includes 2-30" wall cabinets, 2-30" base cabinets and 1 -36" sink front. WIXCOTE® ULTRA EXTERIOR LATEX PAINT Dries to a fade and dirt-resistant finish! Paint even on damp surfaces. White only. 2 Gal. Pail BRITE WHITE CEILING TILE Brighten your home with beautiful ceiling. Ideal for basements and rec rooms. Reg.101/2C WHITE ALUMINUM DOORS YOUR CHOICE CROSSBUCK or $^ SELF-STORING Tempered safety glass construction. FRIGIOAIRE 30" RANGE Automatic oven control, lift-off oven door. RUF-SAWN ALUM. SIDING Rugged embossed wood- grain finish,white. OWENS/CORNING F1BERGLAS« SUSPENDED CEILING Handsome ceiling, soaks up noise. Easy to install. PEBBLE PAHERN Rtg. $1.35 2'x4'Panel WHITE PAINTED GUTTER strong & maintenance-free! Accessories available. 25%"" WHITES' STEEL TUB Modern styling', white 'porcelain finish. Reg. $54.95 f^5 *»*5, REVERSE TRAP TOILET \^ I Efficient, quiet operation. ^ Sleek styling, white. Reg. $31.95 24" BASE & TOP STARLINE VANITY Durable vinyl laminated base, includes lavatory. Reg. $53.95 10x7' LAWN BUILDING ,9'6"x6'6" inside dimensions, 4-coat finish. CREDIT AVAILABLE INSTALLATION SERVICE Wickes Lumber Mondoy - Fridoy Soturdoy 8 AM-5 PM 8AM-4PM 4 mi. South of Galesburg on R41 Ph. 342-6106

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