Herald and news. (Klamath Falls, Or.) 1942-current, July 01, 1947, Page 1, Image 1

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In The
ON tho world news front, the eco
linnilo conference In 1'nrla ap
pears to have enrird In annthor blind
allry. Russia's Mulotov hui virtually
Vetoed our plan to ttrt Western
Kuruiw buck to growing crops mid
innklng things Instead of lendlllg
II IU time raising hell.
WITH till confcrimcc Hint COULD
huve done to much to net tlie
woild out ut the ditch mid buck on
the pavement atopiml dead In lla
Hack, our btate Brcri'laiy Mnrahull
saya In aiwcdi at a Washington
luncheon today thai charge that
the United btatca ha "Imperialistic
anna" la "mallcluua Ulaturlloit."
lie adda:
"lllatoncal record clearly alio
that no people ever acted more gen
rroualy and more unarlllalily than
the Amcilcaii people have ailed In
tendering assistance to alleviate ul
Ires and suffering."
THAT Is llatly true.
There an NO uiiierlalit aluia
in thla country. Instead, there l
NOTHINO we would all like ao
much aa to OET OUT ol the meat
we have got ouraelvea Into through
out the world and retire behind our
own fence to pleasant We ol
Instead of shipping our food and
nur inanulacluicd product abroad
lor other iwoplo to uae. wed simply
1X)VK to keep them at home for our
OWN use. We need them. e arc
badly ahorl ouraelvea. .
ONLY a atrong aeiue of duty Im
pel ua to try to help other people.
in.ririi are ao eonalltuted Uml
Uicv can't ee a man atarving to
tlrnill without trying W Irrd nun.
That la the long and ahorl of our
"meddling" In world atlalra.
THIS 1 becoming cleur:
Unless a miracle happen, the
idea of ONK WOltU), with every
ixKiy helping evrrybody else lu the
pinchra. la dead.
Well. It looka aa If Riuaia U aet
on a communist world or nothing.
WK have hoped at limes almoal
feveruhly thai It might be pos
alble for comniunlam and freedom
of tho Individual to get along to
gethereach minding It own af
fair anC going It own way.
THAT doesn't ncein to work.
In China where peace and co
operation are certainly aa badly
needed a In any place III tho world
at any time In history the coin
inuniaui and the anU-commuulai
inm to be getting ready 4r a
fight to the death.
In Prance war-weary, sick, dis
llluaioped. cynical the anil-coin-niunist
are apparently ready to
J-'IOHT AOAIN rather than have
commuiilam forced upon Ihcm. That
la about all we can make ao fur out
of till "llluck Mnqula" buaineM
whoae objective aeenu to have been
to atop rommunlam In Prance at
any out.
WITH communism and ami-corn.
" munlain apparently a liiaom
putlble u oil and water, with Kua-
m apparently aol UKin WOULD
CHAOS aa the means of promoting
world communlaiii, this I a time
for acrlou thinking on our pari.
THK only aenalble thing for us to
1 do In Ui keep strong. If we are
lo keep ourselves strong, wo must
gether In the hard yenra that fol
lowed December 7, 1941, wo won a
war that by all Hie old mllltnry
rules we lind no chance to win. As
Inle as mld-l(M4. our side was
American production, based upon
complete ana amazing co-operation,
turned tho tide that was running
against us and brought victory.
If we could do thai then, -we can
do It now.
Hut we've got lo get started at
the Job. Our factions have got to
quit biting each other hi the leg.
Day's km
Greta Gale, Lost For Two Days In Wilds
ut Lassen
July 1 (Pi Shivering In the 26-rin.
greo mountain cold, but otherwise
unharmed, two and a half-year-old
Greta Mary Oale was found early
today on the boulder-strewn sides
of Mt, Harkness after n 48-liour
alio was found Just 13 hours after
ner gnuuiraincr, former Congress
man John H. Tolan of Oakland,
died of a heart attack Induced by
Hie shock of her disappearance Sun
day from tho Tolan summer home
in tins Plumas counly mountain
area. '
Oreta was found by Francis W.
Keeler, 43, a state lion hunter of
French Gulch, about 8 a. m. less
than n mllo from the cabin.
Bie was rushed to Westwood hos
pital by her tearful parents, Mr.
and Mrs. William Oale Jr., for
examination and treatment for hun
ger and exposure after two nights
and a day In tho mountain wilder
ness, Playing A Oame
With the perversity of childhood,
little "Greta apparently had been
playing her own version of hid
and seek with frantic searchers, who
Basin Crop
Held Good
ily IIAI.K KCAItllltOI (ill
Of the overall Klamath baaln
eeonomle picture at the halfway
mark of 1047, the a pot devoted to
farming lonka I lip brightest. The
flral half of 1047 haa been a good
one for bualnraa. but there may be
a alight downward trend In the
aalea volume of esnrndutile cooda
during the nest ais mouths.
The oft-predlcled business reces
sion Is not In sight, but likewise
It's not Impossible.
Tuklng the brighter corner first,
spuds, grain and hay. the three
rlilrt agricultural crops of the
Klamath rounlry. are exected to
bring prices aa good or better this
fall a in HMD. What Income will
be lost by decreased spud acreages
will be made up In Increased barlry
That's contingent upon a good
season. Recent frosty have caused
some damage but not enough to
really hurt. If the farmer ralaea a
good crop this year, financial men
agree he'll gel a good price for IU .
All Time High
Last year's Klamath basin's gross
farm Income reached about 'JUlt
millions, an nil -1 line high. Mitchell
Tlllotson, manager of the local
branch, first National bank, be
lieve the total this year will equal
that dollar figure.
flight now cattle are bringing
probably the best price In history,
moat selling on contract for IMS to
'JO'i cents per pound on the hoof.
Lambs all went for high prices. The
hog population In this part of the
country Is low but the price Is still
going up and the population la ex
pected to follow.
The area' new farmers, the Tule
lake homesteaders, should be hil
ling It lucky. Many of Uiem, If not
all, had to fo Into debt to gel
started and heed a baiuicr year lo
pull out of the red. '
On the retail aide volume of sales
have been high for the past six
mon' a. but lower than last year.
Mounting price have cut the turn
over of goods. Generally profit
have been good all over, bill a re
adjustment I due and III many
lyie of businesses Hie future profit
picture Is cloudy.
Curve Downward
The profit curve In "soft" good
everyday usable Hems Is" on a
(Canllaste an Pas II. C'alumn II ,
Ship Strike
Grips Ports
NEW YORK. July 1 (j-a alrike
of CIO shipyard workers previ
ously confined to 10 yards In four
siaies spreaa to amiltlounl East
mid Oulf const plant today as a
walkout of 80.000 more unionists got
uniirrway uireaieiung a shlitrtown
of virtually all major shtp-bulldliig
and repair work on the Atlantic
The new walkout begun at 13:01
m. and announced In Camden.
N. J., by an official of local 1 of
the Industrial Union of Marine and
(Shipbuilding1 Workers brought to
approximately 130,000 the number
of men Involved In the strike some
42.000 having struck last Thursday
In 10 plants In Maryland. Massa
chusetts. New Jersey and New York.
"The strike Is on," the union of
ficial, who declined to be Identified
by, name, said shortly after mid
night. "The strike will affect at
least 33 of the 30 shipyards on the
East and Oulf consts."
Radio station KFJI, 1240 k.r
will earry a broadcast of the
(linger Hnapp-Kmerv Jarkson 10
round middleweight fight from
Portland tonight, starting at 9:15.
The fight will be called from
ringside by Paul ('rain, veteran
Portland sports announcer.
Park Found Safe By Searcher
tills morning numbered morn than
She told overjoyed members of
her family and Keeler that she had
scon a searcher and a tracking
bloodhound yesterday, but had hid
den. "I was afraid of tho mall with
the dog," she told Kooler.
With Keelor when the child was
found was Lee Oalthcr, S3, Los
Lonlnos, a hunter and trapper, and
his son, Jim, 23. The child's father
was nearby on the steep, rldgo, and
Immediately took her lb the hos
pital In Westwood.
Greta was clad onlv In her under
shirt, having discarded her pinafore
nun uuu uvejuus.
She was curled up In a gully on'
tho 35-deureo. bolllder-strewn alnnn
of Mt. Harkness, which looms over
me Toian cabin,
Keeler, cutting loose with his
pistol to nttroot attentior. rushed
over and picked her up. Ho said
she Was shivering, but insisted she
was not cold.
At I.ee's camn. exueiienced moun
tain tnen were nma.ed Oreta could
have climbed the sharply Inclined
River Stay Way
p USAtfUV, , Ytw
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emergency worker In ollakln and employes of a SI. Louis. Mo.,
factory pile aand bags around the base of the blinding a water con
tinue lo rise. The building la five blocks from the Mlasisslppl shore
at normal Umra.
Yreka Officers Uncertain
On Site Of Medlin Trial
YREKA. Calif.. July 1 iADU-
trlct Attorney Fred W. Burton said
today authorities still were unde
cided where to prosecute Mrs. Lu
cille Mi-diln, 23. and Hugh Oil
reath, held here on charges of as
sault wuh Intent lo commit mur
der on Mrs. Medlin's 3-year-old
daughter, Mury Jluie.
Ilurton said thai from the sinned
statement given officers bf the
couple, who had lived together for
Court Upholds
Olsen Case
8A1.EM. July 1 ol The state
supreme court, meeting for what
111 holies la the laal day until Sep
tember 3. upheld today a Klamath
county court Judgment In which
75O0 damages were assessed
against Dr. Wayne McAtcc. an os
teopath, for malpractice In treat
ine the broken leu of Harley Ray
Olsen, 8-year-old son of H. L. Ol
sen. The boy' father brought the suit
against Dr. McAlee, charging that
Uie osteopath failed to set the leg
properly. The decision, by Justice
Hall 8. Lusk. upheld Circuit Judge
David R, Vandcnberg of Klamath
The court announced it would
hold a conference late today In an
effort to clean up all remaining
cases. If it Is successful, the court
will begin Us summer vacation after
the conference.
Fight It Out
ASTORIA, Ore.. July 1 ilPt Two
Columbia river fishermen decided to
settle a dispute over fishing rights
by battling it out witn their Doats
and the result loday was two badly
biinged-iip boats plus a leg wound
for one of the participants, Sheriff
Paul Kearney said.
He said ti'e wounded man was
Mlchell Oreget, 41. Brookflrld fish
erman, whose rlRht thigh was struck
by a bullet. The sheriff added that
Vlnce Demase, Clifton fisherman,
adhilttcd firing five shot from his
Both also admitted trying to butt
the other's boat away from the river
location where each wanted to cast
Ills nets, Kearney said. One of the
boat was rammed so badly it had
to go up on blocks for repairs.
slope and survived two nights irf
the sharp mountain air. Last night
the thermometer dropped to 35 de
grees. Greta wandered away from the
cabin Sunday while at play with
cousins, ad with her mothor near
by. Hundreds of searchers were mo
bilised, and three square miles of
surrounding countryside had been
searched before she was found
although searchers surmlRed the
child had trldo to evade them in
her childish game of hide and seek.
Even ns she was found, Sheriff
Melvin Schooler of Plumas county
was awaiting the arrival of track
ing hounds at Lee's camp.
Congressman Tolan, who was 70,
led tho search for his granddaugh
ter on Sunday after she disappear
ed around 10 a. m.
He collapsed of n heart attack
and was taken to tho hospital In
Westwood, where his condition bo
camo progressively worse until his
death about fl p. m. yesterday. His
wife and two sons were at his bed
side. Mrs. Gale, Greta's mothor, Is
a daughter.
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a year at Selma. Ore., It appeared
the "more serious crimes against
Mary Jane were committed in Ore
gon, rather than In California.- I
am Inclined to think a better case
could be presented there."
The girl was found, badly beaten
and unconscious, at Weed, Calif.,
on June 15. For 10 days, until she
was Identified, she W'as known In
Siskiyou General hospital here
"Little Miss X."
Mrs. Medlin. In her statement,
annulled having' beaten uie cDiiu,
Burton aald. Oilrealh. Burton add
ed, aald he took the girl to Weed
on the mothers orders.
Meantime the girl's father. Vir
gil w. i Bill I Meuiln. 28, Portland
Ore., who arrived here Saturday,
announced plans to ask her custody
after charge against the mother
and Oilrealh are disposed of. Med
lin aald he and his former wife
were divorced In Modesto, Calif.,
a year ago, and that she obtained
custody of Mary Jane at the time.
Mrs. Medlin s two other children,
a girl. 3, and a son only 13 days
old nave oeen signed over lor adop
lion, the district attorney said.
Maquis Head
PARIS. July 1. OP) A self-de
scribed leader of the "Black Ma
quis" said today In a clandestine in
tervlew that 25,000 armed men were
ready to lead "a march to Paris at
tne appropriate moment" tr. estab
lish an "anti-communist" govern
ment. existence of the "Black Maouls"
was disclosed yesterday bv lae In
terior ministry, whict announced
tnai it nad irrested leaders of the
movement for plotting to overthrow
the republic and enta')".h a "mili
tary dictatorship.
Maqul Hoar4,
In today's Interview the self-de-scribed
"Black Mnuiu" boastet1:
"For every one of us they arrest
mere ire iwo lo luxe nis place
The anonymous ; source talked
with a reporter for five minutes on
a busy corner cf the Champs Ely-
sees ociore disappearing down
side street.
Hotels To Kill
Permanent Rate
PORTLAND, July 1 IA Some
Portland Hotel owners indicated to
day they would ellminnte special
rates for permanent guests as the
result of the lifting of hotel rent
Dean Ireland, manager of the
Multnomah, said the transient de
mand for rooms was so great that
few establishments have room for
permanent guests'.
Baldock Fears
For Forest Roads .
SALEM, July I (P The failure of
congress to Increase forest road
funds will seriously retard Oregon s
highway program. State Highway
Engineer R. H. Baldock said today
after returning from Washington.
D. C where he urged congressional
road committees to Increase the
Oregon Is likely to receive only
$700,000 a year in forest road funds,
compared with $3,500,000 which had
oeen sought.
Whiskey Supply
Held Adequate
PORTLAND, July 1 ( Because
of a liquor-swapping deal. Oregon
Is assured of r. two-year supply of
nationally advertised brands of
so asserted Hugh Klrkpatrlck,
Lebanon, chairman of the state
liquor control commission, here to
day. He said the state sold nearly
8000 barrels of bulk whiskey, stored
in the Midwest, to leading dis
tillers and In return would go known
Taft Backs
HST's Plea
For Probe
WASHINGTON. July 1 Preel
dent Truman's pies that congress
Investigate what he called the
"braxrn operations" of real estate
lobbylat today generated a broad
aide of clashing reaction with politi
cal overtone.
The chief executive made his ap
peal In assailing the rent control
extension bill which he signed re
luctantly because of provision per
mitting 15 per cent Increases and
junking nearly all construction con
trols. Brfcker Answer
Senator Bricker (R-Ohiol de
nounced Mr. Truman's lobby Inquiry
proposal as "the cheapest kind of
political demagoguery.''
Bui Senator Taft, Bricker's Ohio
colleague and like Bricker widely
mentioned as an aspirant for the
republican presidential nomination,
told reporters In commenting on the
president's call for a full Investiga
tion: "I wouldn't mind doing that my
self." Taft Is one of the authors of
pending legislation to' aet up a long
ranee houainr nrnrr. . wuik M
Truman commended and which
Bricker condemns.
Welcome Probe
Arthur W. Blnns. head of the
National Home and Propejty Owners
foundation, said his group would
welcome an Investigation.
"Nothing would please us more."
Blnns asserted, "than to have the
truth spread upon the record and
the American people realize the
damage that ha been done to them
by destructive legislation and ad
ministration and false economics."
Europe Aid
Failure Seen
PARIS, July 1 ijp The foreign
ministers of Russia, Britain and
France discussed Secretary of State
Marshall's proposal for American aid
to Europe for an hour and a half
today, and French sources said there
would be another meeting tomorrow
Earlier there was speculation that
today's session Uielr fourth might
be the last, since Soviet Foreign
MlnLster V-M. Molotov virtually has
vetoed Marshall's suggestion.
RHlllh VnMlnn C. . C
Bevln and French Foreign Minister
vjeontra iJiaauit were reported ready
to proceed in continental economic
plannlngs without the Soviet Union
if the conference does end In a
- Bldault. In an attempt to save the
COnferplirP U-ill nffr o Mmnmmlu
proposal, the French press agency
said earlier. Terms of the proposal
were not aiscioseo.
B-17 Steps
Into New Role
PORTLAND. July 1 ;P Art
Laccy wanted a B-17. and today he
had it right atop his service sta
tion at nearby Oak Grove.
Lacey bought the 35-ton Flvinir
Fortress, one of the late models, as
war surplus. He Is having It mount
e dover the station to attract cus-,
tomers. Proudly he explaineci that
it was complete right down to Dart
of a Norden bombsight.
it lacks r-nchlneguns, however,
and Lacey Is looking around for
them. He also intends to build a
fence of 75 propeller blades, a mail
box of a 500- und bomb and to
have a barrage ballooon floating
over the whole affair.
And it will cost onlv $18,000, Lacey
Training Flights
Get Under Way
PORTLAND, July 1 (Pv Training
flights began today on West Coast
Airlines' planned route between
Medford and Portland, serving Mc
Minnville. Consuls. Eugene and
Coos Bay.
The airline said regular service
would begin July 17 with two round
trips scheduled dally. District Man
ager Malcolm Havwood said DC -3
planes would be used.
Klamath County Lumber Mills To
Shut Down For
No coordinated holiday shut-down
ber plants for the 4th of July, but the concerns are giving employes
vacations ranging from three days to two weeks.
Big Lakes Box company, Klamath Lumber and Box company, and
Ewauna Box company will close Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The
Weyerhaeuser Timber company has been shut down since June 28 and
will remain closed until July 14,
period. Company officials say that
erhaeuser sufficient time to warrant
the vacation over the July holidays, they will gain an extra day.
The Kalplne plant closed operations June 27 and will resume work
again on July 7. On a similar plan are Klamath Basin Pine mills with
a holiday from June 28 to July 7.
Klamath Lake Moulding company will shut down its sawmill divi
sion oh the 4th, 6th and 6th, and the Spangler plant at Bly from the
3rd to the 8th.
George Barthman, secretary and
teamsters union, Indicated today
three-day holiday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The AF of L car
penters, laborers, and building trades unions will follow suit with three
days off.
Hope To
Meet Lewis
WASHINGTON, July 1 WP)-floft
coal operators. In full possession of
their mines for the first time In
more than a year, looked to the
government today to revive contract
talks with John L. Lewis In time
lo avert a new strike July 8.
The miners' 10-day vacation ends
next Tuesday, and only a wage
pact with the operator or a court
injunction under the new Taft
Hartley labor law appears likely to
head off another walkout of the
400,000 bituminous coal diggers.
Act Expired
The pit were restored to private
ownership yesterday, when the war
time powers under which they were
seized expired. The government took
over the mines In May, 11146, to
end a 59-day strike.
A the operators gathered for
what they hoped would be a week
of head-to-head talks with Lewi'
! Lnil I Mine Workers, they declined
to confirm reports that the big
.'Northern group nan orrerea lo meet
the miner' full wage demand.
Lewi Is asking a pay boost of
35 cents an hour, plus the federal
mine safety code which he has
worked under for the past year of
government control, and a ten
cent royalty on each ton produced,
tor the union welfare and retire
ment fund.
Rescue Try
Ends In Death
SEATTLE. July 1 lvP While his
horrified wife watched from the
shore, John Hankin, Mercer Island
navy veteran, drowned yesterday
when swept 200 yards by a speed
ing tide a ha sought to rescue a
2-year-old boy from the swift wa
ters of Johns pass In the San Juan
The child, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Floyd B. Chase of Seattle, was
lulled to safety by Mrs. Ed Chava
ier of Johns Island as the rushing
water carried his unconscious body
within a few feet of shore. An
Island Airways plane, flagged down
as It passed overhead, brought the
boy to Seattle where he was recov
ering satisfactorily In a hospital.
Search for Hankin's body, aban
doned because of darkness last
night, was to be renewed today.
Wreckage Of
Plane found
PENDLETON. Ore, July t Ufy
wrecicage ol a plane has been found
about seven miles southeast of Toll
gate In the Blue mountains some 40
miles northeast of here. Sheriff R.
E. Goad reported today.
The wreckage contained one body.
Goad said. The body was believed
mat oi a jnan.
The plane, smashed so badly that
the area resident who found It was
unable to identify the type, had
been down 10-15 days. Goad said it
was estimated.
The wreckage was just inside
Union county.
Umatilla county Deputy Roscoe
Kelly and Union county sheriff's
deputies were en route to the site.
Goad believed the wreckage may
be that of a plane piloted by C. T.
Welton, Dallas. Tex., missing since
June 9 en route from Boise, la., to
bpokane. wasn.
Marshall Hits
Soviet Charge
retary of State Marshall today de
nounced as "malicious distortion '
the charges which have emanated
from Russian sources thr.; the
United States has "imperialist aims"
in offering assistance to foreign na
tions. Jlarshall told the Women's Na
tAial Press club in a luncheon ad
dress that "historical records clearly
show that no people have ever acted
more generously and more unself
ishly than tne American people In
tendering assistance to alleviate dis
tress and ouXJering."
At the same time. Iarshall de
clared that tne United States would
make "demands" regarding the use
of Its contributions to world recov
ery. He laid down a list of four re
quirements for safeguarding the
employment of American aid
Snell To Appoint
Rent Boards
SALEM. July 1 fP) Governor
Earl &ell said today he would
appoin members of rent control
advisory boards as soon as he gets
a copy of the new rent control law,
which was signed yesterday by
President Truman. 'The boards are
required under the new law.
Varying Holidays
is planned by the county's lum
giving employes a two-week holiday
most employes have been with Wey
the two weeks' rest. By getting
business agent of the local AF of L
that the teamsters will take only a
Guard Chief
MaJ. Gen. Kenneth F. Cramer
(above) of Westerfield, Conn., was
nominated by President Truman to
be chief of the war department's
national guard bureau.
AP wlrephoto.
"No Parking
Strict Order
A "no parking whatsoever" decree
has been issued by Police Chief Or
vllle Hamilton for Main street July
4 during the hours of the annual
rodeo parade.
Chief Hamilton said he wanted
Main street from Spring to 2nd
cleared by 8 a. m. The parade
suns at 10 o'clock. Any cars left
on Main after the deadline will be
towed to the police station and the
owner will have to pay a $3J0 tow
charge to redeem his vehicle.
When the parade is over, some
time around 11 a. m.. the street will
be open again and the parking will
be free the meters won't be In
operation for the day.
Hamilton also asked that persons
coming to see the parade not double
park on the side streets and block
traffic A fire truck or ambulance
might have to come through.
One other point the chief wants
people to remember. The new four
lane drive on S. 8th look like a
speedway, but isn't. The speed
limit in the city limit, out to
Washburn way. Is 25 mile an hour.
The drive should handle the rodeo
trafflr . hitt a ,t
, -'.( Will
be on duty at the East Main-8. 6th
Klamath Falls hasn't had a traf
fic fatality Inside the city limits
since January of 1M. and that kind
of record should be kept. Over the
holidays, Hamilton warns, take it
easy and don't become a statistic.
Senate OK's
Oil Deal
senate foreign relations committee
revised and approved today, over
the objection of Senator Connally
iD-Tex.). the Anglo-American oil
Before it acted the committee ap
proved three reservations offered by
the American petroleum Institute
and added two amendments of its
Chairman Vandenberg (R-Mich.)
said the revisions were made to
spell out the fact that the proposed
international petroleum commission
will have no power to interfere with
either U. S. or British control of
tariffs on imports.
The API reservations are design
ed to make It clear the international
commission shall have no author
ity over domestic petroleum con
trols, that congress shall not en
croach on the state's regulator pow
ers and that existing legal interna
tional contracts shall remain un
changed. i
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Neil Mayf ield Is one of the men who checks meters for the Califor
nia Oregon Power company. Here he marks the figure in his boot
after reading a neter en Moneiatre street,
Flee Path
Of Floods
8T. LOUIH, July 1 Mv New lews)
break along a 80-mile stretch o tho
Mississippi river forced evacuation
of additional thousand today aa
'he rampaging river, already at a,
lM-year peak, continued to rise
from heavy overnight rains.
The town of Dupo, III., (popula
tion 2800) eight miles south of here,
was abandoned when the rising
floodwaters breached a secondary
levee on the Illinois Central rail-,
road tracks about a mile, behind the
first levee which wa abandoned
during the night.
The waters also by-passed the
Missouri Pacific railroad embank
ment which saved Dupo In the lass
big flood of 1044.
1400 Evacuated
The 600 residents of nearby East
Carondelet and 800 In the aur
rounding area also were evacuated.
Eighty miles t tbe south the
liver broke the Degognla-Fountaln
Waff levee In two spot driving ap
proximately 600 person from the
vhlagea of Gorham and Neunert,
As a result of this break, flood
waters pouring down an Inland val
ley threatened to Isolate the town'
ofOrand Tower, 111., (population
Mayor Jesse Crammer estimated
about one-third of Grand Tower
was In danger of being flooded but
aid he expected residents In the
higher part of the town would be.
able to rare for those forced from
then- homes.
40-Foot Stage '
' The Mississippi reached s 46.1
foot stare here at 10 a. m. with
the weather bureau predlotlag s
erest of 40.5 this afternoon. Tbo
high water mark compare with at
39.14 reading recorded In the 1944
flood which had been the highest
since the 4L39 .stage reached nsra
in 1844.
Army engineers reported the new
breaks probably would Inundate 27,
800 acres before the communities
of Grand Tower, Oorham and Neun
ert and 2600 acres around Dupo and
might overspread the big switch
ing yards of the Missouri Pacific
railroad at Dupo.
An earlier break today In the vi
cinity of Nameokl and Venice, 111-,
just south of St. Louis, threatened
to spread over 5000 acres, but the
towns were not endangered.
Livestock and equipment already
had been removed from the newly
hit areas.
Thousands of volunteers who had
been working on the big Degocrnla
Pountnln bluff levee, south of Ches
ter, 111., previously had abandoned
hope of saving the barrier and were
transferred dovnstream.
Snell Urges
Safe Driving
SALEM, July 1 (Pi Governor
Earl Snell today urged motorists
to apply "common sense rules of
safety behavior;' to reduce the
Fourth of July traffic death toll
next week-end.
Last year five persons were killed
and 155 Injured on July 4th. The
toll Is expected to be greater thla
year because July 4th comes oa
a week-end.
House Approves
Water Transfer -
house public lands committee ap
proved today a resolution by Rep,
Welch (R-Calif.) which would au
thorize the reclamation bureau to
investigate the possibility of trans
ferring surplus waters from other
basins to Southern California and
the Colorado river basin.
Welch, in introducing the resolu
tion, said he had in mind the Co
lumbia river basin in Washington,'
where water that could be used In
semi-arid Southern California is'
running into the sea.
The resolution would request the
reclamation bureau to make a study
of the engineering and economlo
Dracticabilitv of such a orolect. ad
mittedly a long-range undertaking.
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