Ice Storm Hits Paragould

Monday - January 28, 1957

The Paragould Daily Press

Published every afternoon except Sunday

(Soliphone Edition)

Consolidated with the Semi-Weekly Soliphone

July 1, 1950

Daily Press Established in 1894

Soliphone Established in 1896

69th Year , No. 24

I found this treasure at a flea market oh what a find !

TRANSCRIBED BY : TINA EASLEY

tina@grnco.net

http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ar/county/greene/

 

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PHOTO BELOW

" TREE LIMBS SNAPPED AND FELL IN ALL PARTS OF TOWN , CRASHING ONTO HOUSES , AUTOMOBILES , LIKE THE PHOTO BELOW ON S. THIRD ST. AND STREETS. FEW , IF ANY , TREES ESCAPED THE HEAVY ICE-COATING AND ACCOMPANYING DAMAGE. "

EDITORIAL

CAUSE TO REMEMBER

THE DAILY PRESS , ALONG WITH THOUSANDS OF PRIVATE CITIZENS , HAD ITS TROUBLE IN CONNECTION WITH THE SEVERE ICE STORM WHICH CONTINUES TO PLAGUE NORTHEAST ARKANSAS TODAY.

THE ABSENCE OF STATE , NATIONAL , AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS IN TODAY'S ISSUE IS BECAUSE THE TELEPHONE LINES WHICH FEED ASSOCIATED PRESS COPY THROUGH THE TELEPRINTERS ARE DOWN. WITHOUT THEM THERE CAN BE NO NEWS.

QUITE APPROPRIATELY THE BELL SYSTEM IS WORKING DESPERATELY TO RESTORE SERVICE FIRST TO THOSE COMMUNITIES WHICH ARE ISOLATED. WHEN THAT SERVICE IS BACK IN ORDER , THEN THE NEWS WILL RECEIVE ATTENTION.

IN EMERGENCIES SUCH AS THIS , CITIZENS BECOME KEEN.Y AWARE OF THE PHONE , ELECTRIC , AND HEATING SERVICES THEY TAKE FOR GRANTED. AND THEY BECOME AWARE OF THE MEN WHO MUST MAINTAIN THEM.

IT WOULD BE WELL TO GIVE A BRIEF VOTE OF THANKS TO THE PHONE AND LIGHT CREWS WHO HAVE ALREADY WORKED AROUND THE CLOCK . AND TO THE CITY STREET CREWS WHO HAVE ALREADY WORKED AROUND THE CLOCK AND TO THE CITY STREET CREWS AND THE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT CREWS WHO ARE STRIVING TO CLEAR THE STREETS AND HIGHWAYS OF DEBRIS AND THE VOLUNTEERS WHO ARE HELPING .

THEY DESERVE IT.

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THE OVERPOWERING WEIGHT OF ICE UPROOTED THIS LARGE TREE AND SENT IT TOPPLING ONTO THE ROOF OF THE HOME OF CLARENCE KENNEMORE , 601 S. SIXTH ST. SIMILAR DAMAGE OCCURRED IN VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE CITY AND COUNTY.

THIS SCENE WAS TYPICAL IN PARAGOULD TODAY AS THE HEAVY ICE-COATING SNAPPED LARGE LIMBS FROM TREES AT AN ALMOST UNBELIEVABLE RATE. THIS PHOTO WAS SNAPPED ON N. SECOND ST.