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   Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - September 29, 1946, Ada, Oklahoma                                 Average Net \ugmt Paid Circulation  8462  Member Audit tturrau of Circulation  43rd Year—No. 140  THE ADA EVENING NEWS  FINAL EDITION  FIVE CENTS THE COPY  Yugosla via Avows She Won’t Sign Italian Treaty Nor Withdraw Force  Loyd Phillips of Ada had  model LaSalle Friday''He Is^rtun^arttllE ££ ivod  * new artificial left leg Wednesday and a 1942 : -e Vc-ranAd rn in Kt"lion |H rn-Pf A?*?  an  automobile purchased by him and paid for by  5 persons losing a leg oV both lessen World War*!*^ 5  A WitV* marneer    *A    Stf'T*".'?  ’.( ■ r e toe car dws purchased, and One Ford, contact' reores^tatiw fnf fh2 wlf. J*** 1  . car , lot  non in Ada, are Sin,un watching Phi!!,,,, as he looks  First Car to Amputee Owner  Russia Won't Open Danube  U. N. Cou rtcil Postpones Decision After Heated Two Days Debate  Bv JOHN A PARRIS. JR.  LAKE SUCCESS, N. V.. Sept. ^8    4> — The I mted Nations  economic and social council postponed a decision tdriav on the controversial issue of Danubian freedom of navigation after Russia had implied that she had no immediate intention of opening the Danube to free navigation be-tween the Soviet and American occupation zones.  In closing a two-dav debate. Chairman Ananda Stamper of Yugoslavia announced that a decision would be postponed until next wee k. This action was interpreted as a move designed to g ve some delegates an opportunely to obtain new instructions from their governments.  A few minutes earlier Peru submitted a proposal to toss out of the council the bitter fight between the United States and Rus- 515  which saw the Soviet accuse the Lh S. of direct interference in the internal affairs of countries involved in traffic on the Danube.  Previously the Soviet served notice on the U. S that military measures in the Danubian area were of primary importance and asserted that changes of measures ta Ken by Soviet military authorises ;n the Russian occupation zone are not possible.  The Soviet declarations was made as a tug split in the council developed over a U. S. proposal to convoke an international conference at Vienna to resolve prob--err.s now obstructing the resumption of international traffic on the Danube.  Britain. Belgium and Lebanon lined up in support of the U. S proposal but Peru and Chili came out in strong opposition, declar-1 mg that the council does not have ! the competence to take up the! question of the conference on Yugoslav and Czech demands for restitution of vessels held by American occupation authorities.'  The first amputee in Pontotoc county to receive an automobile through the Veteran's Administration is Lovd Phillips, son of Mrs. Vera Phillips, 421 East Thirteenth.  —    ♦    Phillips    was    in    the  Me nill On,  PHI Power Supply Is Waning Rapidly  PITTSBURGH. Sept. 28.*—_  Striking power union workers tonight rejected a peace proposal nom the struck Duquesne Light Co dashing hopes for immediate settlement of a walkout which has paralyzed business and industry and created a transportation crisis in the city.  President George L. Mueller of the union announced the vote was I LO to 553. He told newsmen:  ‘The strike is still on.”  Mueller declared the vote, taken at a membership meeting was on a motion from the floor to reject an offer from the management involving a five percent pay hike, in contrast with the 20 per cent sought bv the employes.  Meanwhile, the big steel town’s power supply was waning rapidly, its transit system was shut down tight and many thousands of workers "were in idleness from the strike which started five days ago.  Mayor David L. Lawrence said he had been assured the power supply would last over Sunday.  It would be Monday or later before the area in which 1,500,000 people live might be threatened with a blackout of electrical energy.  Unionized street ear workers and bus drivers voted todav.to refuse to pass picket lines set up by the striking members of the independt nt association of employes of the Duquesne Light Co.  Way Cleared For Vole on Bills  Proposed Constitutional Amendments Go on General Election Ballot  Navy Val Hit By Bus and Killed  By The Associated Tres*  Ray {    \\ aid. 21, Claremore,  On.a high school student and na\\ veteran, was killed Friday n.ght when he was struck bv a passenger bus ux miles north of Claremore.  Ward’s dea?n brought the stated traffic fatality toll to 385 thus far tms year, as compared with 266 during the same period last year.  J B Montgomery, 50. of Tulsa, was in a critical condition at a St.Ilwater hospital Saturday night alter the car in which he was riding overturned four times ii miles east of Stillwater.  ^ K bf i t Wright McDowell. 50, Tulsa oil man, driver of the car, wm - ghwav patrolman E. A. ' urn mi ins ant it bel car forced him rd? the highway. Tom Edward Fitzgerald. Jr.. 22. also of Tulsa, was th: own clear of the car and w as the only passenger who escaped injury. Mrs. McDowell suL fered cuts and brumes and Mc* Dowell was beng treated for shock at the Stillwater hospital.  . Greater returns for amount invested. Ada News Want Ads.  WEATHER  OKLAHOMA:    Clearing    west  and north, light rain southeast, cooler except in panhandle Sunray, Monday fair and warmer.  OKLAHOMA CITY. Sept. 29.— ■Pi— The way was cleared today for four proposed constitutional amendments to go on the Oklahoma general election ballot.  The ten-day deadline for apF- (  pealing the language of the balled titles tiled with the secretary of i state passed today, w ith no action taken to prolong the legal fight • which has delayed the preparation of the measures for a final I vote.  C harles E McPherren, attorney for Dr. J. M. Ashton, who fought the measures in a previous court action, said today that opponents of the measure were satisfied with the ballot titles.  The Oklahoma Education Association, sponsor of the measures, has already given up an effort t(» bring about a special election. Only formalities now remain to bring about the* bills’ appearance on the November 5 ballot.  The proposed amendments would provide for free textbooks and would revise methods of common school financing.  Gen. (lark Goes To Army Hospital  CHICAGO, Sept. 28 CA*)—General Mark W. Clark, commander of American forces in Austria, was treated at Fort Sherman today for an ear ailment that caused the general to cancel a plane flight to the Pacific northwest. *  The general’s wife, who was accompanying him across the country from Washington, said he would return to the capital tonight by train for treatment at walter Reed hospital.  was in the army six years and served 18 months overseas in the European Theater of Operations. He landed in Normandy and went through four major battles before being injured in the fighting of the Belgium Bulge.  ^ He enlisted in 1939 and was assigned to the Second Infantry Division. He continued his army career with that division and attained the rank of staff sergeant in charge of a light machinegun section with w T hich he was connected at the time he was wounded.  Had to Wait for Aid  The former infantry sergeant was directing the fire of his outfit. When lie was returning from a small shack a few hundred yards from the lines, shrapnel from «n 88 nim. struck him just above the left ankle.  He rendered first aid to the badly shattered leg. then waited three or four hours for a medical aide to reach him.  When things calmed down, as lit* tells the story, a litter bearer took him about 20 miles to a field hospital where the leg w*as put in a cast. He was then moved to an excavation hospital wTiere his foot leer were taken off. This operation left him with about right inches of leg below' the knee.  Gangrene Set In  The leg apparently didn't heal properly and gangrene set in and all of his leg except about one and a half inches below 7  the knee had to be removed.  Traveling conditions were rough about that time, so he was placed on tile best method of travel available (a freight train) and sent back to Cherbourg, France, where he caught a boat to England.  He wasn’t in England long before he caught another boat for the United States and was sent to Brigham City, Utah.  From the time he w r as injured.  Charges K. C.  - #  Vote Frauds  Star Soya Types of Irregularities Found in Aug. 6 Primary  KANSAS CITY, Sept. 28.-(A>|  —The Kansas City Star said tonight that evidence of voting Is«nize a joini aeiense of tin frauds in the August 6 primary  s t ra ^ e 8 ic  Dardanelles to the ex  u— -------- .    .    y    elusion    of    other powers.  In the latest exchange of notes with Turkey on the vital Black Sea gateway to the Mediterranean the Soviet Union proposed that discussions between the nations precede any formal conference involving nations signatory to the present nine-power Montreux Convention governing the straits.  The Russians declared that a Turkish note on Aug. 22 failing to accept the Soviet plan implied that such an arrangement was incompatible with Turkey’s  Russia Still  Wants Strait  *  Turks Say N* But Soviet Union Persists in Demands For Dardanelles Control  By REMBERT JAMES  MOSCOW, Sept. 28 (/P>— 1 The Soviet Union reiterated today its demands that Turkey and Russia organize a joint defense of the  had been uncovered in an investigation conducted by two of its reporters and the information had been turned over to Sam Wear, United States district attorney.  Wear, reached at his home in Springfield, Mo., said he had received “reports concerning voting four precincts.”  “Reports concerning voting in four precincts were submitted to my office and I, in turn, forwarded them to the attorney genera! for his analysis and recommendations.”  Might Change Results  The district attorney said he could not elaborate at this time.  The alleged frauds were not city-wide. and represented only a fraction of the ballot corruption which came to a head ten years ago with convictions of 259 persons on vote fraud charges, the Star said. The paper added that “only the opening of the ballot boxes will reveal whether the frauds changed the results of any of the primary contests.”  In the torrid primary battle. Fifth District Congressman Roger C. Slaughter was defeated for renomination by Enos Axtell who had the active support of President Truman and the James M. Pendergast machine. Mr. Truman called for the defeat of Slaughter, asserting that he had opposed administration-blessed legislation. Lists Many Irregularities The newspaper said the evi  Two Gunmen Still Free  Shoot Tulsa Officer, Engage Others in Three Skirmishes During Night  OKLAHOMA CITY. Sept. 28 — Cpi—Two gunmen, believed to be a pair escaped from Missouri state penitentiary and sought for numerous armed ^robberies, apparently had eluded a cordon of Oklahoma highway patrolmen near here today.  The patrol ex pissed the belief that the two are clivis and Leon Blevins, 25 and 22 respectively, brothers who fled the Missouri prison and who have been sought for a series of highway robberies and hijackings in the last two weeks in Kansas.  Officers gave an all-night chase to the duo after they had suddenly begun firing without pro-Tulsa police car  Hes No King 'French Line'  To Reds  : «  -.wivcj    s    sover-    —/  eign rights and threatened Turk-' vocation upon a ish security.    driven by det  (The Turkish reply said that'Smith was unhurt. to change the present form of de-1 Police and patrolmen gave tense of the straits would “denv!    to    the vicinity of Luther,  the existence and  George Gets Noisy Welcome to Greece Except For  Communist Frets  .  By L. S. ( HAKALES  ATHENS. Sept. 28 ..P King George II tonight entrusted Premier Constantin Tsaldaris with the task of forming a new Greek ; government a few hours after | the exiled monarch returned 1  to the capital of his strife-torn native land and immediately turn-| ed his attention to governmental problems.  The king. returning after five years of exile, stepped upon a quay c a rpeted with olive I branches intended as a symbol of I his hopes of bending up Greece’s ■ wounds and was received by an  outwardly tumultous ..........  from thousands of Greeks shout mg “long live the king” and i “greater Greece.”  The king w*ent into a political  Is Adopted  American Proposal Would Bar Yugoslavia From Reparations lf She Persists  By LOUIS NEVIN  dcnce supplied by its two report-  ian lu,K *y and the Soviet Union ers, Ira B. McCarty and Jack  secure  freedom of merchant navi-  lioo+ArJ ---:_______I_ • Cation and alc/-.  United Nations chatter” and show the United Nations a distrust that “the Turkish government does not understand.”)  “The Turkish government makes an obvious contradiction with its own statement on the I desire for reestablishment ofi friendly relations with the Soviet I Union based on confidence, while  1  finding it possible, meanwhile, to express such suspicion w hich has no foundation and besides is incompatible with the dignity of the Soviet Union,” said a statement of the Soviet Foreign Ministry.  “Despite the point of view expressed by the Turkish note the Soviet government maintains the opinion that only by joint means can Turkey and the Soviet Union  driven by detective Jack Smith. I    S" 1 -    immediately.  {received Tsaldaris resignation as  premier of the royalist-dominated would “dcnv I rhase to  vicinity of Luther,    and    then    appointed  aims of the Okla., where another gun battle     the     ”°\ v  regime.  • i    r*nciti»/l    ti'iion    *•%». ♦ «-/\l    J    I    IS«ilfIci! IS iillllDUncCd TIP VV Oil Id  call upon the leaders of the op-  ensued between patrolmen and the two men. Trooper Charles E. j Crowder went to the hospital I with three bullet wounds in his j leg. but was not believed seriously hurt.  Two more gun skirmishes followed during the night, and fin- I ally it was thought the pair was trapped in brush land near Luther. A road blockade was established and the thickets searched, but no sign was found of the pair.  Troopers continued to patrol the a'en tonight. A warning was issued that the men are heavily armed and dangerous.  position parties in parliament for consultation on the formation of the new government,  The communist press greeted the king s return wnth stony indifference, playing down story and referring to him as “George  PARIS, Sept. 28. — (A) — The peace conference approved txiav the “French line” as a frontier between Italy and Yugoslavia and the establishment of the internationalized zone of Trieste, and Yugoslavia defiantly announced she would not sign the Italian treaty nor withdraw troops from the disputed area. Over strenuous Soviet-Slav ob-u ./v an, lections the delegates then by an welcome I M  to  ®  vote  retaliated by insert -- - -*    - ' mg into the treaty an American  proposal wnich would ba. ugo-slavia from collecting any of the $1,300,000,000 reparations she is claiming from Italy if she persists in her stand. The vote w*as not a two-thirds majority, however. Connallv Confident The action took place in the Italian political commission, where U. S. Senator Tom Cons* naliy declared of Yugoslavia’s threat “no one is trembling in his boots “ He predicted outside* the [conference that Yugoslavia **on [reflection and consideration” the J would eventually sign the treaty. only | Soviet Delegate Androl Yutan* sky charged that the American  _    -%     v     mr    /vinenear  Later the king appeared on the article barring Yugoslavia' from  I I (*l 114 V i)f til IV a »* 11 cs rv ♦ Im i i i/4    . Dr! VI I Pffp®    thil trtt'a ttf    J*  indicated these irregulari-  Swift ties  “I. Approximately 45 per cent of the regularly commissioned judges and clerks for various rea-! sons did not *serve in the primar-ies. The election board had to j make hasty substitutions and in instances took lists of names from ward leaders. They got some phoneys.  “2. A deliberate miscounting of ballots.  “3. Wholesale marking of ballots for voters by election judges without permitting the voter to indicate the candidate he desired to support.  “4. A scheme whereby ballots were cast by others in the name of persons out of the city, ill, or who did not appear to vote.  “5. Violations of secrecy of the ballot.  ”6. Widespread violations of the election board's instructions on proper conduct of the balloting.  “7. Ward bosses, with new territory by reason of recent changing of ward lines, w'ere out to make a record. A heavy vote would determine their political stature w'ith the organization and  gation and  straits.”  also security in the +-  Foh 10 KU*; n m o*7 u '    wan    me    organization    and  I'co. J9, 1945, to Dec. 27. he was perhaps gain them the rieht rn  rn first one hosnital th™ anchor ... g     mem me light to  in first one hospital then another.  Just two months before he left the hospital in December of last vear. he was issued an artificial leg and foot (G. I. model) which he w’ore until last week.  Few Left in His Outfit  “It was pretty roueh where mv outfit wont. with onlv six of 203 being left after the fighting ended and most of those who left the outfit were either killed or wounded.” Phillips said.  Phillips hasn’t had a chance to get out in the open air much since he left the hospital because he cannot walk more than 300 yards without having to stop indefinitely to rest.  Tho automobile will give him a chance to pet out into the, open more and will possibly improve his health.  In about a month, Phillips plans to go to Ft. Worth where he will bo employed as a water well driller. He said that it will be his first job since before entering the army more than six years ago.  Greater returns for amount invested. Ada News Want Ads.  Convinced Airmen Held in Bondage  SHANGHAI, Sept. 28 OP) _  Private reports from Chengtu tonight said U. S. Army investigators were convinced that five American airmen actually w'ere being held in bondage by the savage Lolo tribesmen of western China and that all were in good health.  The reports were taken here to mean that a full-scale attempt would he made quickly to rescue the men who are believed to J have been prisoners since they I crashed in the mountains near the T i be tan-Burmese borders prob-jablv two years ago.  I T h e American investigators I went to Chengtu, in Szechwan province, to determine whether vague reports of such prisoners were sufficiently valid to warrant a difficult and expensive liberation expedition.  take over more territory with its consequent increase in power and patronage.”  Round-UpperRodeo Ibis Afternoon  Only Club Members Eligible For Amateur Events, Pros To Do Own Matckigg  •  Only members of the Ada .Round-up club are eligible to participate in the 16-event amateur rodeo this afternoon, according to Jack Kitchel, president of the club, who says that there will be at least three hours of entertainment for those attending the affair at the Fairgrounds.  The affair gets underway at 2:30 p. rn. and the amateur events should be completed by 5:45 o’clock. Immediately following the amateur events, professionals will be given a chance to perform in matched events.  The public is invited to attend the affair and the admission price is 50 cents for everyone.  Ernie Kniffin, secretary, said Saturday that th affair has been worked out so that there will he no lagging at anytime during the program.  S. A. Drive Passes Ifs Halfway Hark  With Only Half Of Teams Reparted, Major Givers Still To Coma In  About half of the canvassing teams have reported in on the Salvation Army’s annual budget drive and the reports total slightly more than half of the budget of $6,000.  The drive began last Monday and will continue for several days.  Adjutant Henry Van Dee said Saturday that checkup of last years figures with those of this year showed a few- donors reducing their gifts but many more increasing them.  Most of the consistently large givers are yet to report what they will put into the local relief program for the next 12 months, and then various persons are waiting until after the first of the month, w hen they will be „ble to make their contributions.  The Salvation Army, in addi  Woodward Flooded By Heavy Rainfall  Showers to Moderate Rains Reported Over Much Of Oklahoma  By The Associated Pres*  A torrential rainfall of nearly [ three inches fell at Woodward Saturday, flooding the downtown | business district and stalling scores of automobiles on the city’s downtown streets.  Storm sewers could not cope w’ith the torrents and water swirled up over curbings and lapped in the doors of downtown Woodward shops.  Little property damage was re-j ported although the water also leached flood stage in cellars of ; many residential areas.  Elsewhere in Oklahoma, show-I ors to moderate rains were re-j ported. Light showers ranged as far west as Beaver, while Way-: noka had thundershowers and ‘ j Gage reported moderate rams at I mid-afternoon. Taloga, some 40 | miles from Woodward, reported only heavy clouds and no rainfall.  | The weatherman predicted {scattered rains in the western j part of the state would end Sun- !  ! clay with clear skies prevailing.! Showers are due to diminish in  balcony of the parliament building—the old royal palace.  His appearance was the signal for parades of various groups and ! organizations, w ith perhaps the most colorful of them all the Royalist. Cretans, who wore blue pleated bloomers, black scarves tied around their heads and gold-hilted daggers at their waists. For more than an hour after the king appeared on the balcony the ! giant crowd milled around Con-; stitution square, shouting.  Rigging Up To Test Block In Sol ti  *:ii    .    ,.....oiiuwtra are due lo diminish in  I on }° its regular religious and (the east with temoeratures a lit tmoral training work, is the local!,I,,    ‘J 1 :  moral training work, is the local relief center, taking care of tran-jsients so that they do not ‘make’ (residence sections, aiding local families in emergency needs of : food, clothing, fuel and drugs.  tie cooler. High marks will be near TO.  —  * —  Kentucky derived its name from the Indian word meaning “land of tomorrow.”  Norris-Crowell Well Scheduled For 1,750 Feet Near Old Hunton Producer  J. C. Norris and V. L. Crowell are rigging up rotary tools at the No. I James Bayne located in the NE SW SW Section 16-5N-6E. Pontotoc county, for a 1.750 foot test on their block of approximately 500 acres centering around Section 16  This test is 660 feet North of the Pioneer Petroleum company s old well which has been a small producer in the Hunton lime at 2.620 feet since January. 1932, and which logged several shows in the shallow sands.  Jack Barcklow, consulting geologist of Ada, is watching the well and Kingerv Brothers Drilling company of Saint Jo, Texas, has the drilling contract.  PAULS VALLEY FIRE TRUCKS TO REPLACE REINED PAIR  PAULS VALLEY. Okla.. Sept. 28 IP The Pauls Valley fire department was put on wheels again today when two shiny red pumper trucks arrived to replace a pair destroyed recently when the station house burned.      —  Read The News Classified Ads.  privileges of the treaty “violated’ the Big Four agreement in the council of foreign ministers and had “hidden aims” behind it. Hrs Statement indicated Russia would oppose the article both in the conference plenary session and rn the foreign ministers* council.  “Won't Be Intimidated”  Vice Premier Edvard Kardelj of Yugoslavia asserted the article w as a “dictate ’ and represents a threat and an attempt to intimidate Yugoslavia. Yugoslavia has show n by its four years of fighting that it w ill not yield to intimidation.”  The American proposal, presented b> I S Ambassad * to Italy James Dunn, said “the provisions of the present treaty shall not confer any heights of“ benefits on any state named in the preamble of the present treaty as one of the Allied and associated powers, or on its nationals unless suce a state becomes a party to the treaty by deposit of its' instrument of ratification ”  It was approved ll to 3 with Greece abstaining. France and Ethiopia joined the Slav bloc rn opposition.  State Party Leaders Squaring Off for Final Drive on Voters  P. V. Sow Brings Highest in (ash  OKLAHOMA CITY. Sept. 28.— .Pi—Bob Rennie of Pauls Valley, Okla., carried off top money in the * auction of prize-winning swine at the Oklahoma State Fair.    .  Rennie’s prize sow. White Star Lady, was bid in bv Fred Taylor, Kingfisher, for $305.  Twcntv-eight Duroc gilts sold for $3,185 to establish the auctions’ highest average, and the total of 105 animals auctioned brought $10,380.  By GENE POTES  OKLAHOMA CITY. Sept. 28 (A 3 )—-Oklahoma’s democrats and republicans squared off this week for the final month of the general election campaign with each crying “copy cat” at the other.  The first blow was dealt by Olney F. Flynn, republican nominee for governor, who asserted that his democratic foe. Roy J. ruiner, was merely follow ing the long established lead of the GOP in opposing OPA meat ceilings.  Turner, earlier in the week, had urged President Truman to lift the ceilings.  State Democratic Chairman H. I. Hinds, countered that Flynn had “endorsed completely” the Turner platform, adding “the democratic nominee stands head and shouders above the republican copycat.”  Flynn yesterday asserted that “anybody could subscribe to the ll platitudes of the Turner program.”  OPA Into Argument Hinds {Declared the republican nominee “see eye-to-eye with the democratic platform and is opposed to OPA meat controls as presently operating.” And that Flynn therefore offered nothing which Turner has not offered.  I The OPA question became one I state’s Interest at heart. Those  the  that  , re  and  lift  of the major factors in the state campaign, particularly after Gov. Robert S. Kerr had taken a stand directly opposite to that of Turner and Joe CV Scott, Democratic I President of the State Board of Agriculture, on the meat ceiling question.  Kerr lined up alongside president in his decision meat ceilings should not bu moved, while both Turner Scott w r ere hammering for a mg of meat price controls.  The governor, who is also Democratic National Committeeman, has taken but small part in the state campaign to date, although he has been on an out-of-state tour in behalf of the democrats.  Kerr to Take to Stump  Kerr will make a radio address Oct. IO and will stump for a week later in October on behalf of the state ticket, but the OPA question is likely to be passed over in the governor’s talks.  Another issue being hammered bv Turner is that the next legislature is certain to be democratic and that a republican governor could not get a program through the legislature.  Flynn replied that he could , work w itll anybody who had the  who have “selfish interests or who are dishonest” should Im* exposed. he said.  That statement brought an immediate demand from Hinds, who is also speaker of the house, that Flynn should “tell us w hich mem-| hers of the legislature are dis-, honest.”  “It is reasonable to believe that a democratic governor will be j able to w ork more harmonious^ and effectively with the two bodies of the legislature, which will he almost certainly demo-! cratic,” he said.  Both nominees will he on the road in the coming week, each in I quest of votes in areas w here the strength of their respective parties is weakest.  | Flynn will go into the south-i west, visiting Cordell, El’' City and Sayre Monday; Mangum, Granite, Hobart and Altus Tuesday: Frederick, Walters and Law ton Wednesday: Temple, Waurika and Duncan Thursday, and will return to Oklahoma City Friday.  Turner will b** at Drumright and Bartlesville Tuesday; Medford. Cherokee and Enid Wednesday; Fairview, Waynoka and Alva Thursday, and Watonga and Kingfisher Saturday.  San Antonio River Is Now Receding  SAN ANTONIO, Tex , Sept. 23 —    »—Floodwater of the Sa:  Antonio river, which left si: dead, were receding here toda-but below San Antonio the rive forced people to evacuate thai homes and reached an all-tim* high at Floresville.  Reports of missing persons var ied from hour to hour as sorr.< were located and others reporter missing Late police reports list ed whereabouts of seven no known.  Damage was estimated various ly from $1,000,000 to 53.000.000.  Residents south of here in th< path of the river were reportec evacuating their homes. Police left by pl«ue today to rescue 5* persons reportedly marooned a Elmendorf. At South ton. a search was being made for Boyd W Smith. 74 Four military police men, previously reported missing were accounted for today.  The river reached the highes level in history at Floresville, be low San Antonio, with the Vxr main river bridges leading intr the city impassable. Southern Pa cific railroad tracks were unde* water for IO miles. No trains hac entered Floresville since Thurs day night.  TH'  PESSIMIST  Bud Tate got a leave o*  absence several weeks ago V look fer a pound o’ oleo.  — -OO—-  lf it wu/n t fer price boosts wonder whut th newspapers would do fer headlines.   

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