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   Corpus Christi Caller-Times, The (Newspaper) - August 21, 1955, Corpus Christi, Texas                              GOOD WOMEN Dynamic South Texas a Friendly Place Witt a History More of Them Hold South Texas Postmasterships Four Special Sections Tell Story in Words and Pictures Womens News Picture Page 1C COMPLETE SPORTS Latest News for the Sportsman and the Spectator CenterSection B VOLUME 43 WEATHER Today Warm SaiUngFavorable Yesterdays High ani Low CofC 8875 Airport 9073 Sunrise am Set pm Moonrise Set pm High Tide pm Low aim V CORPUS CHRIST TEXAS SUNDAY AUGUST 211955 152 Pages In Ten FIFTEEN CENTS By The Associated Press PARIS Aug 20 rioting blazed across North Alrica today killing more than 431 Arabs and Europeans in battles and bombings in Algeria and Morocco Inflamed Arabs demanding an end to Freirch rule took the sec ond anniversary of the exile of Moroccos deposed Sulltan Moham med Ben Yossef to set off the worst wave of disorders since in dependence became an issue in North Africa Whitecloaked Berber tribesmen fought a bitter engagement with parachute troops in Moroccos Atlas Mountains andoilier nation alists clashed with troops and a tanks in the shanty towns sur rounding Casablanca Later in the day apparently in sympathy with the Moroccans Al gerian rebels went into action some 800 miles away in Constan tine Province of Eastern Algeria Large groups of nationalists at tacked police stations and bar racks at Philippevillc and set off a series of bombs in Constantine a city of 119000 In quick suc cession reports came of attacks against police stations postoffice and railroad depots in towns all over the area The French News Agency de scribed the Algerian outbreak as an attempted insurrection but said the situation was in hand ns s the result of quick action by police and security forces X report from the fighting in the Atlas Mountains described it as more like a civil war than a po lice operation With reports of new clashes flood ing into Paris almost hourly a precise accounting was impossible But French sources which often are inclinedto underestimate cas ualties in nationalist disturbances gave this general breakdoivn of the dead urthie major clashes rationalists 31 mili tary personnel and civilians in the Constantine region Morocco 200 nationalists and Europeans about 90 ol them at Oued Zem and equal number at Kenifra and about a score in the outskirts of Casablanca Some victims in Constantine were lunching in a restaurant when a bomb was hurled into their midst A nephew of Ferhat Abbas a nationalist leader was killed by the exploding bomb Hadj Said another nationalist leader was wounded in the legs by four nationalist bullets French accounts said It was not clear whether this shooting was acciden tal or intentional Algeria is ruled as part of France itself Morocco as a pro tectorate But police and security forces in Algeria had been poised for days expecting trouble on the anniversary of the dethroning of Ben Youssef Immediately after the first bombs went off police and troops set up cordons across all roads out of Constantine At the same time they started a systematic cleanup of several quarters of the city Order was reported restored in midafternoon But Jacques Sous telle governor general of Algeria left Algiers by plane for Constan tine Eyewitnesses of the disorders in Carrieres Centrales largest of the shanty towns surrounding Casa blanca said the trouble was started by Arab youngsters who brandished portraits of Ben Yous set and harangued French troops in Arabic Crowds collected and soon rioters carrying long knives pistols and sporting guns went into action Some of them carried a red starred green Moroccan flag A French sergeant and his men were surrounded and had to be rescued by a patrol Six Moroccans were killed by machine gun fire Order was reestablished after 30 light tanks and trucks carrying French foreign legion units and parachutists arrived in the town The Oued Zem rioting began this morning when Moroccan national ists raided the European quarter of the town With about 30 Europeans killed 431 in the town there was still anxiety for Frenchmen living in the coun tryside nearby The rebels had dis rupted communications in the re gion Witnesses said the nationalist rioters were in control of Oued Zem from am to 2 pm when French Foreign Legionnaires ar rived About the same time the authorities distributed arms to civ ilians to defend themselves The rioters were from houseto house in the European quarter carrying off radios sewing ma chines andfurniture They felled telegraph poles across the streets In one house a witness saw a woman with her stomach slashed Column a hack nnje this section Floods 6 States Will Get US Help By1 The Associated Press The Northeast still gripped the most savage floods in its hisj J BEST OF 1214 SNAPSHOTS SELECTED Snapshot contest winners in the annual CallerTimes ama teur photographic competition are announced today on Page 13B These were selected by our judges as the best of 1214 entries South Texas pions of each classification be entered in the national iory counted the damage in bili lions of dollars yesterday An even more terrible toll in human lives kept mounting I snapshot Contest in competi AJ least were known1 ti0 lOT llundrcds of dolars in dead in the eight seaboard states ravaged by jhe uncontrollable tor ronts of water Perhaps as many more were missing and unac counted lor Swollen brooks streams and rivers generally receded yesterday i and the staggering ask of setting things right began But some areas Mixed Schools May Lose Funds Advisory SiihGroup Says Segregation Laws Still VaMd Ar West Texas FLOOD CRIPPLES INDUSTRIAL view of Putnam Conn industrial city of 10000 population near the Rhode Island boundary which was buffeted still were threatened by rising waters 3nre Bodies Rcveatert As the mud was cleared away more bodies came to fouled by the silt the flood left LlsU dotted the Coas everywhere as its calling card tal Bend area yesterday drench bodies napped in cnimplcd subing showers returned to West Texas during the afternoon while Part of the village of PelletsRio Grando farmers were i Island in the rich farmland of still celebrating their best general New Yorks Orange County was ran niore than a year inundated tonight by therising tliundcr showers Rave Big water of the River Spring an inch of rain late yes Stflto troopers civil defense lerday to go with earlier showers jw o r k e r s and Army personnel there termed to evacuate about 200 rosi In far West Texas Alpine ro dents 1 ported a ithour total of inches In little Mechanicsville in north with S3 inch falling yesterday at west Connecticut fires raged out tcrnoon Van Horn had 2 inch1 of control in two isolated mills j Locally 10 inch fell yesterday fireman Helpless nnd Alice Aransas Pass Eeeville imt Thcy sumnmdecl 1V flood I Falfurrias Kingsville Mathis Re Y but Jiremei wore almost fugio Robstown and Sinton nli re 011Cblj helpless to halt the blazes Byported between a sprinkle and 1 the factories were blackened one halfinch duvins the morning j their insiries still raging inxo afternoon showers were re1 5 ported heie j At nearby Putnam Conn a Tlie official V S Weather town sliced in half by a river of lvm forecast last night for Corpus foamflecked flood waters another Chljsti and V5rin5ty today called was a family drowned in VLJ pavtly clolldV in the Worcester area Three dams Dimerous of t e m o r r o w Scattered had burst there p ij showers and tlumdershowers Did I know anything about it Atthe other end Stnrv on Page MB The subcommittee headed by AUSTIN Aug 20 Earnest E Sanders of Fort Worth dislricls may definitely jeopardise rushed its report to Will Crews heir eligibility for stale aid if Morris of San Anonio chair Negro and while students are man ofHic advisory committee prated prematurely in public and urged its immediate release i schools a legal subcommittee re Morris whom Gov AUan Sliiv ported to the Texas Advisory crs picked to head he unofficial on Segregation today committee which the governor The subcommittee on legal and created on his own initiative legislative aspects of the desegi promptly released the report He regation problem said it has found said its contend aie of such im nothms from a legal standpoint i portance that I feel there should to prevent schools starting in be no delay in making it public September on a segregated basis School districts face a distinct It thpy so desire J Column 1 bart pase thlj jwtlan and cut into two parts Friday by the rainswollen waters of the Quinabaug River Wirephoto FLOOD TRAGEDY That Was No Rumor Theyre Dead By JIM DONAHUE Night City Editor Boston Kvcntng American BOSTON Aug 20 finished cracking story of my life I cleaned it u INDEX How individual Russians live is described in a special article by a Chicago Tribune writer who re turned to that mysterious country for the first time in more than a quarter of a century Absorbing read ing Page IB The pleasure boat cruise on the bay is a local means of entertainment often overlooked by native Corpus Christians Page oB Because you are denied a permit to build or ex pand a structure that doesnt mean that you cant appeal your case Page ID Themotorboat seems to be taking over from the automobile as a pleasant means to go places Page 9A DEPARTMENTS Book Art Building Classified CrosswordPuzzle Kditorinls Farm Jt Ranch G union I Itt Ulll jSl IIICI C i l I it Did I know anything about it of the town 1rrdictod i Ganlen she wanted to know No I srtjOI iarf i i lllh todft is to ranlen but Id get on it right away V fire wS iVod f92 larly reports had it that at its height Drums of fs IRh tonwrrow Music fellow Phil Porter his fatherinlwsium broke loose and l0 iwivr AYiir law raut Santilli and the tattersthrough the streets exploding likoi Winrts vlrt1V tomorrow will icVl M wife Ktia wero iiMssinr B be east and soutliensterlv from Iaiktnoliniil Pg i Sports Piae TV Map 4 News PS See 12B 11B 188 HA 510B ISA 1SH IDA 11SC e 10 oas au 121S miles an lunir from diminishing Haoktnschool areawide report on school opening plans of iuterost to most school chllitrcn or thoir parents iiiiuiii loose li law rani Santilli and the tatters through the streets exploding wife Klia were missing after the bombs flood waters cascaded down upTown ilovKslnlrd lioir combination home and Army enqineors said the town store and swept it away was Vomplotelv devastated iBrwH n i Rinvnuu lTO HECK WITH COWWORD CLUES Phil Porter was a CharlesUwn Wel of food and drugs Boston hoy born and bred 1 le j pnvessofl in plants list had been bad served during the war in the flooded to reduce danger of eou Navy and on his return had maiv tRmination ried and moved 1o Chnrllon where i Scows of commviril ies still wore ho operated the store with hisin Jurmoil their commuiueations i virtually cut off utility services Th0 rest of the family croup dead roads destroyed and umier oousistod of Mrs Sanlilli Phils wife Lee and their four children mined drinking water polluted President Eisenhower designated Feller Has Idea If He Doesnt Look He Might Work Puzzle MAGNESIUM FACTORY Quinobaug River races past the mag ncsium plant destroyed by fire in Putnam Conn at tho height of the flood Fire men couldnt get near enough to fight tho fire becaviso of too much water A heli copter hovers overhead upper center in search of persons stranded on roofs told us yesterday that int at them then you try to figure Philip 32 Natalie 7 and Paul apparently know had though the swollen poned to Iee and the four children contestants would stand to frcle blnnlv base prize lor the correct answer wlf Ironically a hot August sun lose several thousands of dollars smiarrs and deposit his entry withto this weeks puzzle which wtll J could wait awhile andmade the gigantic cleanup task whereas local newspaper rendout so much as a glance nt the be published in tomorrows Caller The clues are what foul a Ruyhe wiil get an extra and If up he said You get to looki column 7 back tuu nI pet hctterj even more arduous i ors have only their nmids to connection wlthj The wasteland left behind by diethat is U they havent lost them hmk V   

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