Newspaper Page Text
streaming with, water, stoodin the
rain for hours, receiving -the refu
gees.. The thirty-one machines of the
cash register company were used to
jnake the frightfully-needed boats at
express speed.1 J. C Hale, head 'of
the welfare department of the plant,
became head of the floodwelfare
workers. " " y
FLOOD AND STORM FEATURES
vvneenng, w. va. wneeung ana
towns of entire Ohio, river valley are
preparing' for great flood. Waters of
the interioy streams are pouring into
the Ohio today.- River is rising rapid
ly. Residents in lowlands are fleeing.
Columbus, O. Weather Fore
caster Smith today warned people of
Muskingum valley to flee to - hills'.
There -is a 40-foot stage in the Mus
kingum at Zanesville, six feet higher
than ever before.
Bellefontaine, O. The great reser
voir at Lewiston has burst its banks
between Lakeview and Russell's
Point. Its waters .are sweeping
through Miami river like a tidal
Columbus, O. Gov. Cox. got a tele
phone connection with Dayton Ex
change, lasf night. A girl asked him
what she could do for him. "Tell me
about the Dayton News building,"
building," said Cox.
"There goes a big business block
across the street,, crumbling into' the
waters,"-replied the girl. -."This one
is going soon. All the" girls have de
serted me. Your basement is flooded;
your presses covered with water "
"Lekve before it is too late;" cried
the governor" to the girl, and the con
nection was gone.
Logansport, Ind. St. John river is
still rising. City'is under from '6 to
10 feet of water. ' 3,000 people home
less. No deaths known, "but many
people missing. (
Richmond, Ind-Levee has burst
at Brdokville ' in Franklin county.
Wires are down, and los's of life is un
known. Gary, Ind. The little "Calumet
river .has overflown its bankssouth of
here. Twenty houses under water.
' No one known to be 'drowned,
Washington. .President Wilson
will appeal to people of country for
funds to help Red Cross in relief work
in flood-stricken states 'of Ohio and
Indiana.' - x
Columbus, 0. Gov. Cox today
made requisition on war department
for 50,006 tents a million rations,
medical supplies, surgeons and
Cox yesterday, appealed to govern-'
ore of Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois;
Michigan and West Virginia for tents,
blankets and camp-supplies. 3,500
Ohio militiamen are ready for service
in the'fldod districts, but cannot be
moved until transportation is re-es1-tablished.
Washington. President Wilson is
sued today a general appeal to the
people to help the .flood sufferers of
the Middle Western., states by contri
butions to the Red Cross. The presi
dent also sent a message to Gov., Cox
of Ohio asking if the federal govern
ment could help in any way in that
Springfield, III. Gov. Dunne today
called upon .the people of the' state to
-render aid to the flood-stricken peo
ple of Ohio.
The Chicago Association of Com
merce, through its executive, commit
tee, this afternoon wired an. offer of
$100,000 for the relief of flood suf
ferers to the National Red Cross So
Columbus, March 26. Gov. Cox' at.
1 p. rrtr received the following mes