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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 22, 1955, Mason City, Iowa Nofftii Iowas Doily Newspaper far flw MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE M I NIWSPAPI1 THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NIIGHIOtS HOME EDITION VOL LXI UCTM CMla MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY AUGUST 22 IMS TMa CMiiiU J71 Perish in Moroccan Uprisings One Opinion A Commentary By W EARL HALL Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLO WTAO Qiincr USOl WOL ThuUa A Look at Our 84th Congress THE other day I asked one o my friends what it was abou the 84th Congress that he was go ing to remember longest He keep me waiting long Im going to remember h replied as the gang of treasur raiders who raised their own pa by 50 per cent His reference was to a bill signed by President Eisenhower on March 2 which increased thi salary of Senators and Representa tives from to There was it should be added in fairness an elimination of the expens allowance our lawmakers previous ly had enjoyed along with their salary Salaries of the Vice Presiden 1 and the Speaker of the House were raised from to plus a expense allowance in each case Judges of the Federal courts shared in the benefits of the legis lation Those in the lowest courts received the same increase as the mere justices of the Supreme Court were hiked a year Unwelcome HitchHiker And that was one of the gripes expressed by my friend who takes a dim view of the selfenacted pay increase for our national Repre sentatives and Senators Thev made themselves as he put it on the pay hike for federal judges I wouldnt be honest if I didrf admit that I share his view abou this matter to a considerable ex tent The course pursued seeme to me to affront the ideal of good government in at least one major way Only a few short months before all members of the lower branch of Congress and a third of the members of the Senate had offeree themselves as candidates for posi tions which carried a specified salary It was known to each anc every one of them For them to turn their back on this fundamental fact and vote themselves a most substantial pay hike struck me as being a flagrant and wholly unjustified breaching of a solemn contract It was a mis erable departure from ethics at the very least and it bordered on some thing not expressible in any such polite language Referred to Voters At the state level almost always the procedure is for one legislature to enact the legislation calling for pay increases and then wait for it to become operative The princi ple has been that an elected offi cial should face the electorate for an approval of the action It can be argued that a servant Is worthy of his hire Thats true enough But in the working out oJ things it isnt the servant who has the final say about the matter Its the person or persons who put up the money And that rule has been placed in the discard with respect to the salary increase members oi the 84th Congress voted them It may I presume it is in a good many cases members of the House and Sen ate are giving their services to their constituency and to the na tion for less than they could make in private life That could be said of our men who take up arms in defense of their country It comes under the head of patriotism Some Arc Overpaid Too But if were going to turn our attention to those who are under paid we should by the same token give some thought to far greater are making more in their legislative positions than they ever did make or could make in the business or profes sional world I know of at least one entire state delegation of which and of whom this can be said They never had it so good One more thought on this general subject I must say I have much greater respect for those who had the courage of their convictions and voted for the pay hike propos al than I have for those who cast no votes knowing full well that they would reap the benefits And CONTINUED ON PAGE J RAMPAGING WATER DID THISrThese two scenes are typical of the damage and loss of life caused by flood waters in Connecticut and Pennsylvania At left an apart ment which housed 16 families at Waterbury lies crushed and broken a block from its former site The streets of Waterbury are clogged with silt and business AP Wirephoto places were heavily damaged At right a helicopter stands by to remove bodies of those who perished at Camp Davis near Stroudsburg Pa Only nine survived out of 46 wom en and children at the vacation camp Tremendous Devastation in Flood 788 Die 7 More Names Added to State Traffic Toll Total for Year Climbs to 370 By Tie Seven more names were added to Iowas growing traffic death tol over the weekend The states 1955 motor vehicle atalities rose to 370 but stil railed last year when there had been 381 deaths through Aug 21 The victims included Donald D Luenberger Ossian 18 killed early Sunday when his car went out of control as he was turning off Highway 52 near Os sian into a lane near his farm home Girt Perishes Norman Jean Carnahan IS Gil man a star forward on the Gilman High School girls basketball team which played in the slate tourna ment last spring She was killed Saturday authorities said when a car driven by fler fiance Gary armenter 19 struck the shoul der of a crossroad and flew 75 eet through the air before hitting a culvert on Highway 146 north of Grinnell Donald E Lentfer 13 son of Mr and Mrs Ernest Lentfer Wilton Junction He was killed Sunday in a twocar collision at a road inter section three miles northwest of here He was a passenger in a car riven by his brotherinlaw Leigh Bell 26 Bellport N who es caped unhurt Louis Timmsen Durant who was returning from church with mem ers of his family was in serious condition Monday at Mercy Hos pital in Davenport Chelsea Man John Benda 62 Chelsea was oiled and three other persons vere injured Saturday night in the collision of two cars and a truck m Highway 30 about five miles iast of Tama Roy W Richardson 44 Omaha rilled Saturday night when his car vent out of control on Highway 34 east of Glenwood Hazel Danner Muscatine who lied when the car in which she vas a passenger went out of con rol and overturned on a grave eight miles west of Musca tine Saturday A manslaughter charge was filed against the driv r Ervin L Logan Muscatine by County Attorney Robert Wilson George Phillips 87 Des Moines truck by a car and killed near his lorae Saturday The AuocUtei Prtis A staggering job of rehabilitation faced floodwrecked communities of the Northeast Monday as stained survivors found the death toll steadily mounting toward the 200 mark The known dead already num bered 188 As additional victims were discovered it appeared the final count would go well above this figure Pennsylvania and Conn ecticut the stales hardest hit estimated a total of as many as 130 persons still missing The latest count since the be Inspection of Flood Planned by President DENVER ft President Eisen hower will make a sixstate aerial inspection of Eastern hurricane and flood damage Tuesday The President personally an nounced his plans to take a look at the damage which has taken many lives and caused much prop erty destruction Eisenhower told newsmen at the summer White House that he wiU leave Denver by plane and ar rive in Hartford to confer with E Roland Harriman chair man of the American Red Cross Governors of the flood ravaged states also have been invited to attend Appeal to People Eisenhower appealed to people everywhere in the country to pitch in and help the Red Cross in a drive for relief funds The President had planned to Leave Denver Tuesday morning For Washington He is returning East to address the American Bar Assn convention in Philadelphia Wednesday Webster City Farm Girl Dies of Injuries DES MOINES Had way 6 daughter of Mr and Mrs tobert R Hadaway Webster City died Sunday of injuries she eceived in a fall from a tractor aturday North Iowas Red Cross field representative William Galbraith Clear Lake already has been called to the disaster area the Cerro Gordo County chapter of ice reported Monday The local office also relayed the appeal by E Roland Harriman Washington chairman of the American Red Cross that all Americans contribute to a special flood relief fund Disaster Workers Already an initial appropriation of has been made by the fled Cross Harriman said the flood and disaster relief is ex acted to approach There are 260 trained disaster workers already assigned to the six states in the flood area The Red Cross is operating 107 shelters which are housing and eeding homeless and provid ng clothing to those who need it More than 400 nurses and 150 phy sicians have volunteered their services The local Red Cross office 1914 N Federal will receive the con ribulions ginning of the floods last Thursday was Pennsylvania 93 Connecti cut 68 Massachusetts 13 Rhode Island 1 New Jersey 6 New York 4 Virginia 3 As the rampaging streams and rivers receded to normal levels astonished citizens surveyed the heartbreaking devastation It was so vast that only the broadest estimates of the damage could be made but these ran to billions Homes were wrecked or com pletely gone Factories were dam aged some beyond repair Bridges were down and roads washed out with asphalt surfaces churned up Health hazards were a major problem Flood survivors in mosi places were ordered to boil drink ing water Emergency antityphok serums were flown into isolate communities by helicopter Dry ice was an emergency item and supplies were commandeered to refrigerate vital food supplie where regular refrigerators were still without electric power On top of all their other prob lems many flood survivors looked ahead to an uncertain future will their regular jobs gone at leas temporarily In Torrington once a Little Hope Seen in Averting Big Strike at Harvester Plants Chicago neirly half of International Harvester CIO United Auto Work ers employes idle in unau thoriied walkouts bargain ing talks continued Monday Although the unions strike deadline is Tues day seven of the companys 18 plants already were shut down by early work stoppages involving employes Ap proximately other UAW members reported for work as usual Ray Shetterly assistant di rector of the UAWi Harvester Department told a reporter I ata concerned I dont see any chance for a peaceful set tlement unless the company changes its attitude on some 7 Rescued in RockweJI Fire ROCKWELL a Seven persons were rescued from a Cerro Gordo County farm home which was de stroyed by fire early Sunday Two men on a passing truck dis covered the fire at the Clarence Thaden home 6 miles northeast of iere They got a ladder and helped the Thadens their 4 children and a hired man out of bedrooms on the second floor of the house The house was destroyed and the lost all its belongings in the blaze The Rockwell and Rockford fire departments were called but were able only to keep the flames from spreading to other buildings on the farm Cause of the blaze was not immediately determined SAME DATE19S43U BUck fUf ptsl 14 hraril 2nd Prolonged Heat Wave in State Broken DES MOINES second prolonged heat wave during Au gust was at an end Monday and many sections of the state had soaked up welcome rains for which thirsty crops were waiting Rainfall was heaviest at Winter set southwest which recorded of Des Moines inches Nu merous other areas had an inch or more The sudden change in the weath er caused by a clash of cool Ca nadian air moving rapidly south ward and a layer of warm tropical air arrived unannounced Before it came the mercury bac mounted to 108 at Sac City and Mason City hovered around 100 at other places and was generally well into the 90s Then the heat wave was dealt a swift blow Tem peratures for example dropped from 100 to 63 at Charles City in a short time Thundershower activity did not begin until the cool front had moVed through northwestern Iowa and that area had no precipitation But generous amounts fell across parched southern and eastern sec tions The precipitation measured inches at Ottumwa at Albia at Charles City at Os ceola at Mount Pleasant and at Des Moines Other reported amounts included 96 at Indianola 95 at Iowa Falls 66 at Burlington and 26 at Council Bluffs While these areas got heavy rains others on the other side of the shower band including Mason City were skipped completely Liquor Found in Raid at Dubuque DUBUQUE W Dubuque police raided the Circus Bar in downtown Dubuque Saturday night and re ported they found a quantity of li quor Roger Johnson the tavern operator was charged with keeping liquor where beer is sold thriving industrial city of dozens of stores were smashed and factories put out of order Bridges were gone and vital supplies were flown in by helicopters using a schoolyard for an emergency land ing field Town Wrecked Normal life was brought to a standstill in Putnam wher floods and uncontrollable magne sium fires had combined to wreci the town Were done This vaflev is a veteran textile worker commented to an Associated Press reporter who managed to get to the stricken community The worst single tragedy oc curred near Stroudsburg Pa where Brodhead Creek swept over a summer vacation camp and car ried away 40 persons mostly wom en and children Nine persons sur vived to tell of the horror when fie flash flood collapsed a building n which the campers had soughi refuge The others were dead or missing Brodhead Creek fed by torren tial rains and the collapse o mountain dams rose 25 to 30 fee within 15 minutes It devastatec arts of Stroudsburg a Pocono Mountain resort center Fortunately most other camps n the flood areas were above the lorrents or the campers were able a reach safety without major tragedy Among these were 80 youngsters from a camp at Bantam uake who were fished from the floods Friday by motorboats Free Food Food was being dispensed free n churches and movie theaters Businesses remained closed Some were wiped out Emergency shel ers have been set up in churches and schools for the thousands oJ homeless The first repair efforts went to restore utilities and open roads into the flooded districts By Sun day many places at last had elec tricity and gas again and tele phone circuits were opened In western Massachusetts scores of Mghways were still blocked Two communities Chaflton and Southbridge could be reached only by boat or helicopter Southbridge ivas still without gas water or power States designated by President Eisenhower as disaster areas and entitled to federal aid in repairing PIER HAS BABY HOLLYWOOD W Pier Angeli Oamone has givenbirth to the baby she almost lost because of an accident aboard an airplane Its an 8pound 13ounce boy Mother and son were reported doing fine lood damage were Connecticut Massachusetts Pennsylvania New ersey and Rhode Island About The Weather Mason City Fair and mild Fair and cooler Minnesota Clear cool Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Mon day Maximum 103 I Minimum 58 At 8 71 Precip Tr YEAR AGO Maximum 77 Minimum 63 COOLER Hoegh Rules Out Politics at Conference Acceptances by Three Governors DES MOINES S Gov Leo Hoegh Monday said he isnt ruling out anything but politics on the agenda of his ninestate farm price conference to be held here the first week in October is going to run for president at this he said at his news He explained this reference was to the voluminous presidential candidate alk at the recent governors con erence in Chicago which was called for other purposes Hoeghs expressed intent of lim iting the primary delegates to the price conference to Midwest Re Jublican governors drew an at Sunday from Bernard Boyle Nebraska Democratic nationa committeeman Boyle criticized Hoegh for not nviting Democratic governors to the conference Three Acceptances Hoegh said he has received ac ceptances so far from the gover nors of Indiana Nebraska and Wyoming He also had sent invi ations to the governors of Wis consin Illinois South and North Dakota and Kansas Hoegh said the specific dates ol the twoday meeting would depend upon getting all of the governors lere on the same days The governor said he had no conclusion as to whether he would wefer 90 per cent parity or fiexi le price support He added the Iowa delegation in Congress is di vided on the matter Just how far the governor plans o open the conference he said he lad not decided He added that he would include the Iowa congres sional delegation and representa tives of the Iowa Farm Bureau ederation Price Question We want to focus national at ention on the farm price ques Hoegh emphasized He said also the conference should agree MI some plan to bring higher arm farm The price set up should be equalized because it is critical and racial to the welfare of the state midwest and the nation It is up 0 the midwest to see that some ding is Hoegh said the conference rec mmendations would be forwarded o the Department of Agriculture Washington and to the various tales congressional delegations Bands of Rebels Defeated Call Parley on Outbreak CASABLANCA Morocco French troops and Foreign Legion naires using tanks and fighter lanes blasted back at reBel bands Monday after a bloody weekend of raids riots and guerrilla fighting eft an estimated dead in North Africa Sporadic rioting was reported all over Morocco although appar ently most of the incidents were small outbreaks of Nationalist vio lence Dependable casualty figures are acking One Paris newspaper put the death toll at Semiofficial figures admittedly conservative gave a total near 800 Experienced reporters in North Africa said a toll near was more likely Probably the exact number killed never will be known because of the rebels carrying away many of their dead before the French could count them New Committee While both Morocco and Algeria still seethed French Premier Ed gar Faure and Foreign Minister Antoine Pinay heading a Cabinet committee of opened a week of talks with Moroccan lead ers at the French resort of Aix Les Bains Their aim is a scheme of greater self government for the turbulent protectorate French tanks launched a major operation Monday morning against the rebel tribesmen who massa cred about 80 French at a mining center in the Tadla region south of Casablanca A cautious official report said Operations have started The legion is searching houses in Oued Zem and the surrounding country The Moroccans fortified them selves in some houses Tanks have ijone into action and these tanks lave cannon on them Planes are standing Authorities fear that the French residents of Morocco may launch reprisals as they did last month when a bomb killed seven French men in Casablanca Many fires were set in buildings around In previously quiet Algerian cities along the Med iterranean Coast streets were de serted except for police cars and halftracks loaded with troops Official Count The official count of casualties still incomplete because of inter rupted communications in some sections said more than 210 were dead in European ci vilians 20 French and native troops and more than 100 Moroc can rebels In the Constantine area of Algeria the government an nounced toll was 485 terrorists and 69 French Despite the widespread violence J S air bases in Morocco appar ently escaped unscathed over the weekend Most of the large cities n Morocco and Algeria were si ent under a tight curfew In Morocco the fighting continued mainly in the hills and the ap proaches to the Atlas Mountains The countryside around Marrakech was lit by numerous incendiary ires Sunday night Jet fighters pa rolled overhead Tanks clanked through the countryside In Algeria the wellcoordinated strikes resembled the hitandrun guerrilla warfare which laid waste o French Indochina The rebels smashed military outposts then fled But the French fought back effectively BIG CAR THATS ALL COLUMBIA S C sher iffs office said a sedan stopped y a deputy Sunday contained the river and 18 passengers 16 of hem children The car was stop ped for speeding Atomic Meeting SuccessBunche YORK WRalph J Junche undersecretary of the Jnited Nations said Sunday the irst international conference on eaceful use of atomic energy was highly Bunche flew in front Geneva where the conference was held with Lewis L Strauss chairman of he Atomic Energy Commis ion Strauss indicated be would 10 comment on the conference 11 he makes his report in Washing on ;