The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 12, 1954 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, July 12, 1954
Page 5
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BLYTHXYTLL2 GOtJRIM MONDAY, JULY 12, Pour into Austria, Germany By RICHARD O'REGAN VIENNA, Austria (AP) — Relief supplies for thousands of homeless victims of cen- tMi Europe's worst flood in centuries poured into stricken Austria and Germany today. Holland,, Sweden, Switzerland and the Saar were the first to offer bedding, food and dothes to thousands of families made homeless by the raging Danube and a dozen tributaries. Their five-day rampage has claimed at least 24 lives on both sides of the Iron Curtain. The aid began to arrive as rescue workers struggled to reach submerged Austrian and German towns where inhabitants were still stranded on rooftops and upper floors. More than 3,000 American soldiers have been taking part in the rescue work. Sketchy reports from Czechoslo- Arab-Jew Flare-Up Kills Seven JERUSALEM UK —Another flare- up on the tense Israel-Egypt border costing the lives of six Egyptian soldiers and one Israeli posed a new problem today for the U.N. Palestine armistice commission. Reports of the latest incident came yesterday as the commission issued a statement blaming both Arabs and Jews for the June 30— July 2 shooting across the no-man's land dividing Jerusalem. . The commission is scheduled to continue ite discussion on that fray today. Both Egyptian and Israeli sources accused each other of setting off the new skirmish which broke oat Saturday night near Gaaa. ' : Egypt accused Israel of armed aggression &t the frontier post of Deir Elbalah and demanded an emergency meeting of the armistice group. A detailed charge made in Cairo said besides the six Egyp- .iiaas killed, four were missing and two wounded. An Israeli spokesman said one Ifcraeli soldier was killed and two "wounded in an Egyptian attack on an Israeli patrol near the Gaza strip. Commenting on the earlier shoot- j ing in Jerusalem in which nine persons were killed and 52 wounded, Maj. Gen. Vagn Bennike, Danish chief of the armistice commission, said both Israel and Jordan had violated their cease-fire. But vakia and Hungary indicated those 'two Danube Valley countries have been hard hit by the floods. Prague and Budapest radios said Communist authorities had ordered entire farm communities evacuated and that many hamlets were under water and crops destroyed. It was not known what the death toll was in the two Iron Curtain lands. Nine deaths were reported last night in Communist East Germany. In West Germany, skies cleared and flood watei's began to subside, but thousands of acres of rich _ farmland were still under water. I Countless houses, bridges and industrial plants were damaged —* some beyond repair. 1,000 Homeless In the venerable town of Passau, surrounded by the Danube, Inn and Hz rivers, waters inundated at least a third of the community. An estimated 1,000 were homeless there. While the worst seemed over in Germany, the churning Danube forced thousands more victims from farms and villages along its banks in Austria. The steel city of Linz, where 24,000 persons have been evacuated, desperately attempted to stem the tide of destruction. Police and firemen were still rescuing hundreds from rooftops and upper floors. Nearly 40 water-soaked houses sank beneath the flood crest at Linz. Municipal authorities warned police to shoot all looters. The Danube spilled over Vienna's j commercial docks last night, flooding cellars and halting rail traffic. The main railroad linking Vienna to the west also was inundated and travelers were forced to detour. Two U.S. CIS Flying Boxcars dropped 25.000 empty sandbag covers at Straubing. Hundreds of volunteers, U.S. soldiers and German border police worked feverishly to close gaps appearing at Deggendorf. U.S. helicopters stood by to fly more sandbags to the critical areas. The 'copters and Army boats have rescued more than 600 persons since the floods began. R. D. HUGHES' Paperlike Disc Is Newest Aid In Countering Germ Warfare he added it was impossible to tell who fired the first shot. Stroessner Wins Paraguay Vote ASUNCION, Paraguay (JPh- Gen. Aflerdo Stroessner. commander of Paraguay's armed forces, won hands down in yesterday's presidential election. He was unopposed. Stroessner, candidate of the Colorado party, Paraguay's only legal political group, takes office Aug. 15 to fill the unexpired term oi fellow party member Federico Chaves, whom he toppled in a revolt last May. The term runs until February 1958. By ELTON C. FAT WASHINGTON Iff) — The lates and most valuable gadget the military has for countering germ war fare attack is a flimsy disc oi paperlike substance, slightly larger than a silver dollar. The chief of the Army's chemical warfare service, Maj. Gen. William M. Creasy, calls it a significant step toward "'development of a. revolutionary detection device around which a workable defense" against stealthy bacteriological warfare is being built. In a recent speech, Creasy mentioned "a very thin filter which will trap bacteria, permitting them to be identified within 15 hours, or one sixth of the time previously required." The Defense Department in re- British Egyptian Talks On Suez Canal Issue End CAIRO, Egypt (7P)—A weekend of intensive British-Egyptain conferences on the Suez Canal issue j common testing apparatus of a lab- ended early today apparently with- of _sponse to inquiries, today displayed the gadget, an unimpressive disc looking like it might have been cut from a thin sheet of cross-ruled paper. German Helped But its production took'the brains of some wartime 'German bacteriological warfare experts and improvements for mass producing by American experts who captured similar filters at the end of World War H. Like the membrane filters used in all laboratories, this one is designated as a "millipore" filter. Its extreme porosity allows water to run through it quickly and freely, but trapping on it s surface all micro-organism or their poisonous products which constitute one of the chief instruments of bacteriological warfare. On the surface of the disc marked off in small squares, are deposited all germs or their products in a. liquid—water, milk or other drink. The squares provide a method for bacteria count. Under a microscope and other oratory, the presence of a dangerously high bacterial count, together with the type of bacteria, can be spotted in a matter of hours. Until development of this method a gelatin plate-culture method was needed, a process requiring almost four days. About 300 filters can be packecr in a small, pocket-size container. The former detection system required a case of glass plates as big as a heavy desk for a corresponding amount of equipment. L/TTLf LIZ— In the good old days women married men for their money in- steod of divorcing them for it. Dr. L. B. Shaw Chiropodist. Foot Specialist Will Be At WALLS HOSPITAL Thursday, July 15 For Appointment Call POplar 3-4406 out agreement on evacuation British troops from the canal zone.: Premier Gamal Abdel Nasser; conferred for nearly five hours last; night with -British Ambassador Sir, Ralph Stevenson but refused to-dis- ' cuss the negotiations with news- j men. I Collier to Take Over First Corps Tomorrow -Maj. Gen. John H. Collier takes over command of the TJ. S. 1st Corps tomorrow. j, Collier, who commanded the ar- \ mored center at Ft. Knox, sue- j ceeds Lt. Gen. Ben Bryan Jr. : Bryan will become superinien- : dent of the TJ. S. Military Academy ; at West Point. ' Seoul Is Alerted SEOUL i'/P)—An alert was sounded over the Seoul area for 20 minutes shortly after noon today when a Communist aircraft was reported spotted over the demilitarized zone. 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