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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 13, 1961, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edittd for VOL MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 13 1941 To a Copy TWs Paper Consists of four SecHoTisSerttoi Associated Pteu tnd United Presi International Full Wires No 291 Floods threaten Midwest areas Hurricane toll rises In defense of those in politics Lawmakers maligned By DICK WEST UPI In the current issue of a nationallydis tributed magazine there appears an article entitled A Kind Word for a Much Maligned Species The maligned ones it turns out are congressmen Along with mothersinlaw congressmen are Americas favor ite whipping boys the article begins Then it goes on to offer a defense of our lawgivers and give them a friendly pat on the back I became aware of the article because a copy of it was placed in the Congressional Record by Sen Hugh Scott of Pennsylvania Then a few pages later I be came doubly aware of it An identical copy of the same article was placed in the same issue of the Record by Rep Frank C Osmers Jr of New Jer sey Well gee I never realized our congressmen were that thirsty for praise If itll make them feel any better Im willing to write a few kind words about them myself To begin with those of you who have joined what the magazine describes as the usual chorus of gripes against congressmen may not realize all that they have done or tried to do for us this year Going into eptember the Sen ate had been in session 824 hours and 12 minutes laboring in our behalf They had answered 25 quorum calls and participated in 170 roll call votes which is very strenuous exercise The House had met only 470 hours and 57 minutes but its members responded to 94 quorum calls and 87 recorded votes in that period This means they had to make at least 181 round trips between the capitol and the House office buildings Figuring each trip at onequar ter mile they walked an aggre gate of 19575 miles to attend to legislative duties not counting Rep James C Auchincloss of New Jersey who commutes in an elec tric cart If these statistics are not stag gering enough consider that dur ing the first nine months of the present session senators and House members filled 23674 pages of the Congressional Record with speeches debates and reprints from the magazine In the process they ran up a printing bill of approximately give or take a couple of dangling participles All of this walking and talking RAIN North Iowa Occasionally heavy rain Wednesday night with an additional 2 to 5 inches ex pected before rain diminishes Thursday Strong northerly winds and cooler Wednesday night and Thursday Low Wed nesday night 4555 High Thursday in the 50s Iowa Heavy rain with 2 to 5 inches additional central and east and northerly winds 25 to 40 miles an hour Wednes day night lows 40s northwest to near 60 southeast Windy and colder Thursday with diminishing rain highs gen erally in the 50s Further out look Decreasing cloudiness A lethal blow at Kansas Death toll reaches 15 GALVESTON Tex Texas and western Louisi ana areas in watery ruin turned Wednesday to a staggering task of rebuild I ing left by Hurricane area but giving the appear AV Phototax SHES cameraman miles from the launch Capsule or recove bited red Decatur CAPE CANAVERAL UPI i It was The United States trying to get111 CST an American into orbit before the end of the year sent a robot astronaut on a single trip around the globe Wednes recovered at as opposed to the The liftoff was a smooth by the destroyer USSlrip by Wednesdays capsule land everything apparently went The oncetroublesome Atlas well although Col John Powers Scientists had planned to sendirocket carrying the capsule and astronaut press representative eimi robot passenger actuallyjreported at one point that the on a similar or ja collection of mechanisms machine simulating and somewhat warmer Fri day FiveDay Iowa Temperatures will average 6 to 8 degrees be low normal Wednesday night through next Monday Norma highs are generally in the 70s and normal lows mainly in the 50s It will be cool at the be ginning of the period followec by a warming trend over the weekend Rainfall will aver age an inch or more and lo cally up to several inches in the southeast occurring as rain mostly at the beginning of the period Minnesota Cloudy and cool rain gradually ending Highs Thursday in 50s GlobeGazette Weather up to am Wednesday Maximum 61 Minimum 55 Precipitation 96 Sunrise Sunset YEAR AGO Maximum 65 Minimum 43 N ews in a utshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Show of force BERLIN la one of the mightiest ever to roar out of the Gulf of Mexico With a possibility more bodies yet may be found the death tol stood at 15 along 250 miles o coastline laid waste by hurricane gales up to 175 miles per hour raging seas and a rash of torna does Damage which may take months to compute ran into him dreds of millions Added to the mammoth recov ery chore were problems cf pollut water supplies and companion health threats in scores of towns and cities a few still under as much as eight feet of water Food threats posed by heavy rains in Carlas wake were anoth er factor Also ahead was th return home for most of an estimated half mil lion people who moved inland as Carla approached a mass migra tion averting much heavier loss of life Ten of the deaths occurred as the dying winds of Carla hurled back tornadoes after the hurri canes center was many miles in land Finally shorn of its vicious gales remnants f the giant trop ical storm moved northeastward out of Texas toward Missouri Merciless rains born of the wild winds of Carla sent rivers and streams surging out of heir banks Some parts of suburban Kansas City were under as much as five feet of water j simulating some of the functions was consuming more s a breathing oxygen ance of being right on the unerring accuracy rfl scene is captured by a telej Jubilant space scientists dropianimal flight may be ParacnuteQ aoout uu min scopic lens as he records the npf 1P cnar0 fancniolTv0 atcr to me lecoverj zone bital flight before sending man blasted off at am than it should be tnat itj I Tracking stations around the Canary Islands Zan voting and quoruming resulted in the passage of 1788 bills and resolutions for an average of better than three per congress man And that isnt all These selfsame congressmen introduced a total of 13290 bills and resolutions including one to bar lady tourists from wearing shorts in the capitol The antishorts bill was referred to the public works committee which normally handles pork bar rel legislation You can draw your own conclusions from that These are impressive figures and I join the magazine in salut ing our congressmen for keeping their shoulders to the wheel their noses to the grindstone and their ears to the ground for their salaries If Scott and Osmers want to publish my tribute in the Con gressional Record they can be my guest But this time please do it in different issues fellows Well get wider circulation that way Order restored in Dominican unrest CIUDAD TRUJILLO Domini can Republic tfl Tanks and troops restored order Wednes day after rioting by opposition political groups left four dead and more than a score injured The violence was sparked by the arrival of a fourman team from the Organization of Amer ican Slates Tuesday They arc investigating the possibility of lifting some of the diplomatic and economic sanctions on the Dominican regime muiiists rolled armored cars mounting machine guns up to the EastWest Berlin border the first time intwo weeks they have made a show of mechanized strength in the area Defeat for JFK WASHINGTON President Kennedy took a prestigedenting polit ical licking when the Senate sided with the House in voting to con tinue two school aid programs until 1963 For all practical purposes this action accomplished Tuesday on a 4540 Sen ate vote probably means that Kennedy will not get the fullfledged aid to education program he is certain to propose again next year Speed record EDWARDS AFB Calif Fuel pressure Almost all of eastern Kansas vas struck by flash floods as The Com j showers continued to fall in has occurred along the Middle launching of the AtlasMer cury space rocket The suc cessful oribting and recovery of the unmanned space cap sule was a big step towards this countrys orbit first manned ped the Mercury space capsuleJThe administration is known toj r into the Atlantic Ocean IGoibe exerting heavy pressure on Many of the shlps planes and miles east of Bermuda Only 69 i space officials to match that waited m tne miles from the t a r ge t it amounted toa bulls eye There was every indication that a man would have survived the trip in good shape Soviet Unions two outstanding area were veterans of the suc feats ofputting men into orbit The first American astronaut cessful recoveries of astronauts Alan Shepard and Virgil Gris zibar Canton Island Mexico followed the progress of the space cabin and conversed with its tape recorders as they will talk to an orbiting man to go into orbit is expected tosom after their sub make three trips around the j flights U N takes charge in Katanga No serious flooding in Iowa likely By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Waterlogged Iowa was faced Wednesday with taking on two to five inches of more rain Some lowland flooding was expected Heavy amounts of raindrenched the state in the past 24 hours with Chariton reporting 729 inches Montezuma 610 Dubuque 566 Blanchard 540 Oskaloosa 535 anc Cedar Rapids 531 A tornado struck a rural area northeast of Ottumwa Tuesday afternoon The farms of David Sylvester and Samuel McPherson were damaged The Weather Bureau said flood wake of footdeep rains that havedrenched the area since Monday Near Waverly Kan a family of four apparently drowned when a car plunged into a swollen creek which had washed out a highway bridge In the Kansas City area po lice and fire department crews rescued several families from their flooded homes when the Blue River roared out of banks and sent water sixfeet deep cascading through street inter sections Downtown Kansas City protected by a vast net work of levees and dams was not affected but workers were late in getting to their jobs traffic was snarled and cars stalled in deep water In a telephone conference Tues day night President Kennedy told Texas Gov Prince Daniel that the director of the Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization Frank B Ellis would arrive in Houston Thursday toinspect aged areas River and on the lower Raccoon River The Highway Commission said that because of high water High way 60 one mile southeast of the junction of 60 and 156 in south eastern Marion County and High way 308 between US 63 and Barnes City were closed The flood threat mounted as the forecast for more rain Wednesday was issued Iowas heavy rains of the past two days are a byprod uct of hurricane Carla that lashed Texas Since the rain began Monday night Clarinda has had an ac cumulation of 7 inches The great est amount of rain appears to have fallen in a diagonal strip I from the southwestern corner of the state Dubuque in the north east Much of the area got inches of moisture In its latestforecast the Weath er Bureau said that the rain would diminish in the west Wednesday from points around the world were the seven Mercury astro nauts one of whom will make the first US manned orbit The capsule and the Atlas booster rocket which also went into orbit together constituted the largest amount of weight ever placed in an earth orbit by this 5V tons The Soviet Union using booster rockets estimated at three times the power of the Atlas has been putting satellites ofthis weight into orbit regularly during the past two years Reverse rockets were set off as the space traveler sped over the Mexican west coast to slow Force used to remove president LEOPOLDVILLE the Congo UP The United Nations announced it for a descent into the Atlantic Wednesday a forceful end to east of Bermuda An automatic Katangas secession from the Con go UN troops downed military resistance in a bloodspilling fight of several hours at Elisabethville the provincial capital President Moise Tshombe fled denouncing the attack and the Leopoldville central government appointed an administrator to iake over the mineralrich prov ince Photofax over The Katanga secession UN headquarters timing device fired the three small slow down rockets at tached to the base of the cap sule The intention was to slow the capsule by 350 miles from its orbital speedof 17520 mph This is enough to ease the craft gradually back to earth under the pull of gravity Thecapsule swung 1586 miles out from the globe at its most isidistant point The capsule was here was told by its Elisabethville rep Cruise 0 stormrav Vice President Lyndon B John on prepared to fly back to his home state with other federal of ficials Daniel said the President may come to Texas later The governor said Galveston failure smoke in the and Texas City on the cabin and an inflated pressure suit dont stop test pilot Joe Walker He ignored them all and pi loted his X15 rocket plane to a world speed mark for a winged craft of 3645 miles an hour Agency kept alive WASHINGTON House gave final con gressional approval to a two year extension of the federal civil rights commission The agency created in 1957 had been scheduled to go out of business on Nov 9 WASHINGTON President Kennedy told emissaries from the neu tral bloc that he is will ing to discuss with Rus sia an honorable solution to the dangerous Berlin crisis mainland nearby right now ap pear to have the greatest need for additional state help from the ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCED The engagement of Princess Sophia of Greece to Prince Juan Carlos son of the pretender to the Spanish throne was anjgoiese province in flight exactly one hour and 49 a slim 21 seconds less than was programmed Its nounced by the royal palace in Athens Both are 23 yearsold Spain is considering returning to reigning royalty and Carlos someday probably will ascend to the throne Walkout by killing crew at Deckers Disagreement with the man agement concerning work rules resulted in two brief walkouts Wednesday by the killing crew at Jacob E Decker and Sons Some 100 members of the lo cal union of the United Pack inghouse Workers of America were involved The rest of the involved according to manage ment The killing crew left the floor at about am but returned a half hour later A short timej later they left their work a sec ond time Again they were out about a half hour now a landing point was 230 miles east of Bermuda thus it night and in the east Thursdayworkers at the plant were not ment Red Cross asks for funds to aid hurricane victims A nationwide standpoint of food health and the hurricane relief appeal for funds was protection of property Rolling toward the coast was a 38car special train taking 122 men and 80 vehicles to restore telephones knocked out by the hurricane National Guardsmen civil de fense and local officials sloshed back into devastated industria centers and small places as huge tides winds and rains diminished Many residents who fled north ward will not be permitted to re turn however until water sewer and power service are restored SAME launched Wednesday accord ing to word received by Frank Jeffrey chairman of the Cerro Gordo County Chapter Amer ican Red Cross Hurricane Carla has been called the greatest national disaster of modern times With 400000 homeless and personal property losses running into millions of dollars the appeal stressed it will take a nation al effort to help these people recover Frederic F Laise manager of the miclwestern area office of the American Red Cross at St Louis wired that evacuees have been urged to notify rela tives of safety All welfare in quiries should be delayed 72 hours after the storm due to widespread dispersal of evac uees A wire from the National Red Cross in Washington DC informed the local chap ter that the Red Cross is hous ing and feeding more than 150000 people During the next three days communities all over the United States will be raising funds to assist the victims of Hurricane Carla The money will be distributed directlyto the hurricane victims in the form of food building sup plies occupational equipment clothing orders home furnish ings and all the items needed to help a family start over once again Relief aid is given on the basis of need not loss A fam ilys ability to meet its own losses through insurance and personal funds is given first consideration Con tributors can be sure the funds arc carefully spent Residents of this area may join the nationwide m o v e mcnt to assist victims of Car la by mailing contributions to Hurricane Relief Box 1005 Mason City Iowa When disaster strikes peo ple often confuse the relief responsibilities of the Ameri can Red Crosswith those of the federal state and local government Red Cross relief includes providing foods clothing and maintenance medical care replacement of household fur nishings or occupational sup plies and equipment and the repair or rebuilding of dam aged homes If the President designates a certain section of the coun try eligible for federal assist ance this means that federal funds will be used to help state and local governments restore public property The money is not available as grants to individual families The Small Business Admin i s t r a t i o n a governmental agency docs lend money to This would mean an end to only 69 miles off in this re spect Sent boy to do a mans job Miller DES MOINES Iff Republi can National Chairman William E Miller said here Tuesday night that in the light of develop ments abroad the Russians may believe that we sent a boy to do a mans job in the White House Miller said that Democratic charges in the 1960 presidential campaign of lost American pres tige abroad have now backfired on them The national chairman ad dressed the conference of Repub lican Women from six states Miller said President Kennedy is afraid to test American pres tige in the public polls abroad for fear of the results He said that indecision in Laos was accom panied by the fiasco in Cuba and now the crisis in Berlin Miller accused the Democrats of tearing down America in the election campaign and have found that the chickens now are coming home to roost independence of the lush copper laden plateau land proclaimed by Tshombe 14 months ago It also would mean diversion of millions in tax revenues from Katangas annual pro duction to the treasury of the deficitrun central government Casualties among Elisabethville defenders were undetermined Swedish sources said one UN soldier a Gurka in Indian ranks was killed They reported five Swedes and seven Indians wound ed U N headquarters here said two U N soldiers were killed and five or six wounded Premier Cyrille Adoula an nounced the Katanga army stripped of its 500 or so white mercenaries by another show of grated with troops of the central governments commander in chief Gen Joseph Mobutu Adoula told newsmen he had asked the United Nations to take over all essential services in Ka tanga and his government has declared a state of emergency in the province A radio report picked up from Elisabethville said Tshombe aft er reaching a safe hideout issued a statement The United Nations tricked me right to the end Only last night they gave me a solemn promise that they would not go against the Katanga government Nor would Jthey disarm Katangas troops they said said the statement Nikita must ask self one question Nixon DENVER Colo UP Rich ard M Nixon 1960 Republican presidential nominee says Soviet Premier Khrushchev must ask himself before tak ing any action which would precipitate war Am I will ing to trade Berlin for Mos cow In an address to the American Legions 43rd con vention Tuesday night Nixon predicted there will be no war Bulletin VIENNA Premier Ferenc Muennich has been relieved of his post the Hungarian news agency MTI announced Wednesday H i post was taken by Janos Kadar the chief of the Hungarian Com munist party On the inside Editorials Page 4 Society News 6789 Clear Lake News 2021 Sports 2324 Latest Markets 34 eligible disaslcrstrickcn fainlover Berlin or other places ifj Mason City News 3437 ilies All Red Cross financial jKhrushchev and the Commuj Comics 31 assistance to disaster victims nists have to tako the initij North Iowa News 3 however is an outright grant alive in starting it I Transit Schedule 42 ;