At press time the Mississippi River at Helena was up to 39.75 feet and is expected to crest at 40.5 feet on March 25. The currents have been exceptionally dangerous lately and were responsible for moderate damage to the American Queen steamboat Friday morning when a tree in the river damaged its paddle wheel.

At press time the Mississippi River at Helena was up to 39.75 feet and is expected to crest at 40.5 feet on March 25. The currents have been exceptionally dangerous lately and were responsible for moderate damage to the American Queen steamboat Friday morning when a tree in the river damaged its paddle wheel.