In Rochester, Ind., the Cole Brothers-Clyde Beatty Circus offered the use of its elephants to pull out mired automobiles.
In Louisville, in the lobby of the Brown Hotel, a bellboy caught a fish in his hands.
In Haverhill, Ohio, betting that he could swim 100 ft. in the swollen Ohio River, Everett Conley, 32, plunged in with his clothes on, drowned after 75 ft.
In Louisville, a restaurant advertised that it would prepare meals free for anyone who brought his own food.
In Paducah, Ky., the Ohio flood waters rose so high in front of...