CATASTROPHE: Flood Continued

At Melville. One evening last week some 1,000 residents of Melville, La., went serenely to their beds. Doubtless most of them gave their last waking thoughts to the flood waters bearing down from the north. Yet they were hardly excited, much less panic-stricken.

True, "M'sieu Jean" (their name for onetime Louisiana Governor John M. Parker, now directing flood relief) had given danger warnings, had urged them to leave their homes and to gather in refugee camps. "M'sieu Jean" was a good man, a fine man—but...

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