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·* Bureau 1 1 , · · · . / ' 4 ^ ·» ; , "*"' Thunderstorms Tonight, , # i , r , i ,' ,,F^ir,- Cooler Tomorrow : LXX|I, : ;NO..}96;,, J5nlef*T as ^Second Clasi £ L'OhC Office,.. Bridgeport, .. ; - *i *«. ^ · *· ' no,. · -BRlD.GER.Oirr 2,'CONN..-MONDAY, AUGUST 22,v 19,55. -"' .,' 1-. .:»~ * . . . - . " .- · w ,,. - -v *k r . *. · ··*". * fr- , j . BUte. St^-BridKeport Conn. FORTY PAGES 4 FOUR SECTIONS CENTS OF FORTOMOREOW President to View; iDev- astated Areas on Way From Denver Torringlon's Main Street Ravaged By Flooded Naugatufek W . f · - *~J · , ; J ' * * · . · *-x. * w " \ HAILS RED CROSS Calls on 'Heart of America' to He'n Victim* of Disaster DENVER. Aiur. 22.--(AP\ President Eisenhower will j make,a- six-state aerial inspec* I tion of eastern hurricane and I flood damage tomorrow/ ^ The P r e s i d e n t - p e r s o n a l l y an- j .nounced his plans to t a k e a Jook at the dnmage which has "taken many lives and caused Imuch property destruction. To Fly to Hartford * Eisenhower told newsmen A t ^ t h e summer White House that he will Cleave Denver by plane and arrive !n Hartford; Conn., to confer with ]E. Roland Harriman, chairman of Itbe American Ked Cross. Governor* " of the flood ravaged states n leo been invited to attend, * Eisenhower appealed to peop!6 Everywhere in the country to "pitch , in and help" the Red Cross in a , ; drive for relief funds. j · The President had planned to * leave Denver tomorrow morning -tor Washington* He is returning ""ISast to 1 address the American Bar I association convention in Pbila- · delphia Wednesday. I . Advance* Departure ' ' The flood damage situation I caused him ·' to change his plans, · however, and 'advance his departure departure time to this evening so !he can take a look from the air *«,t the hurricane and Hood destruc- ; tion. · H« will fly on to Washington *mftcrthe Hartford conference, ar- ar- riving 1 there; about noon and 'will I fceep his Philadelphia »peaking * engagement Wednesday. I Eisenhower plans to fly over " stricken areas of Pennsylvania, * Kew Jersey, Massachusetts, Rhode * Island, Connecticut and the Port - Jervis area of New York. ·! After that survey tomorrow morning, the President's ' private Im4\ : f! O TH V IIIT 1 IIIMJSTRY HIT , -Connecticut's -'ravaging rivers which "br'ougKt death"-"and" destruction to widespread areas'of the state; began'! receding-to aormaj -today laying bare unbelievable desolation arid'dextesta-. tiom - ; ' - * ' / . ~ ~ ' ' The latest Stale police count numbered the dead at 68-and the mjssing at-70. . . * · : - - ; ' J . - Hope for-Missing Dims Hour by hour, reports boosted the number of missing persons, V " and ^s the .hours passed hopes 'for the missing grew* dimmer. - Many of the missing: are believed to be persons hurled into the rag- Biplane, Columbine m, will land at T Bradley Field in Windsor Locks, * Conn., About 8:30 kvm.-The confer] confer] encft -with HarrJt^an and Cover- Cover- xiors of the six states who are [ (Continued on Pag« Eight) : OFFICIAL WEATHER (Data froa TLS. Weather Bureau) ; ' BRIDGEPORT ^ND VICINITY --Increa»infl cloudiness, warm and ; humid today with occasional show ! «rj or thunderstorms this afternoon | and early tonight; high today near .'$0. Cooler fate tonight; low about ' 65. Tomorrow, generally fair and : not as warm or humid; high around I5. n i ' ? NfEW YORK CITY--Same « for ; Endgeport. ; " : ' - ; ; TEMPERATURE ^ Ixw today .......... ; ...... .... 72 · Highest yesterday .. ........... 93 , Xowaift -.yesterday ... ........... 70 Highest (Aug. 21, 1954) ........ 73 Lowest (Aug, 21, 1954) .......... 61 , "Water - temperature, 8 aum, ·" (Fleuture^Beach) . . ,.. . . . V M . . 77 * w PRECIPITATION Today- (12 liours *to^fi aan,) '. . 0.27 ' - month W.;i^.v,».v~. ..:*.; 9*09 . hunted thirty-fourth day of , ^Sixty-«coni c day ; of "Sum^ oy the raging Naugatuck rivfer Thurscfay night and all clay Friday, th* business center of Torrington'no ^ is a" smashed and battered shambles*, stretches along t h e entire length o f the river. , , · _ - - . , , . , :*" Itrtnskn The devastation 1,000 Die in Africa Riots; French Guns Blast Rebels By C A R L H A R T M A N CASABLANCA, Morocco, Aufc. 52 --(UP) French troops and Foreign Legionnaires uaing tanks'and Xiffht- cr planes blasted back At rebel bands ioday after a 'bloody weekend of raids, riota and gruerrilla fifirhting left an estimated 1,000 dead in North Africa. Sporadic rioting -\yajs reported «U over Morocco,, although apparently most oC the incidents were email outbreak^ of nationalist 'violence* Dependable casualty figures are lacking. One Paris newspaper put the death toll ,at 3,341. Semiofficial figures, admittedly conservative, gave a total near 800. Experienced reporters in North Africa said a toll near 1,000 was more likely. Rebels Ramova Dead Probably the exact number killed never will be known because of the rebels carried away many of their dead before the French could count them. While both Morocco and Algeria stlll'aeethed, French Premier Edgar- Faure and Foreign Minister, Antoine Antoine Pi nay, heading a cabinet "committee of five/ 1 opened a week of talks with Moroccan leaders at the French resort of Aix I^s JBains. Their aim. is a .scheme of .greater self government for the^urbulent protectorate. French talks launched, a major operation this morning against the rebel tribesmen who massacred about SO French .at' Oued Zem, a mining center in the Tad la region eouth of Casablanca. ·A cautious official report mid: "Operations have started. The (Continued on Paga* Eight) iToday'a Chuckle When tho h u t b a n d came home drunk hii Wife a*saiVed him with» "'If you doin't -atop drinking/and c»rou*ing f I'm going going to;-* leave^yaur'- Retorted th* hapless husbantl, "Promisee! 3 EGYPTIANS SLAIN IN HEW GAZA'FIGHT PACT REJECTED BY G-E UNION Local 203, IUE-CK), Turns Down 5-Year Contract By 80-60 Cairo Reports Five Others Wounded In Exchange of Fire With Israelis (JAZA, 22 Egyptian-held Palestine, (AP) An Egyptian military military spokesman *aid today three aoldier* were killed and five -wounded In a 2% hour cx- of fire with Israelis near Gaza thia morning, Col. Salah Gohinr, director of the Kffyptlan war ministry's Palestine department, charged that the Israelis Israelis started the fighting. He said their attack was timed to precede the arrival'in Cairo tomorrow tomorrow of, Maj. Gen 1 . Edson L,. M, Burns of-Canada; the UN truce supervision supervision .chief, f o r , discussions ot the frontier situation with officials. Death Toll Boosted An. official report earlier said one Egyptian officer had Jeen killed and four soldi era , woiinded, but Salah said three had been" killed. An .Egyptian communique . said fighting broke out when three Israeli Israeli armored . vehicles opened fire on an Egyptian post at Ham an, East Gaza, xiear ; the' demarcation line. The communique, Issued by the ·Palestine department of' the Egyptian Egyptian 7 War Ministry, r said nearby Israeli Israeli ^settlements opened mortar fire on the 'Egyptian post. During an exchange of fire,' Egyptian Capt, Amdul ^Rahman Habib waai- killed and four soldiers «eriously wounded, wounded, Five Israeli armored cars appeared?* appeared?* during the fighting th« com- said. ' " " ^ ^' * Egypt Ja lodging strong complaint with * the United Nations , v mixed than ten per cent of ,. the membership of Local 203, IUE-CIO, met yesterday in the 'union hall on Hallett street to reject a five year work contract with the General Electric company. The vote was 80 to 60. The union membership, aceordinj? to Louis Santoianni; president, includes includes 1,800 persons. The union. however, is the bargaining* agent for a total of 3,000 G-E production and maintenance employes here. The rejected contract, agreed upon upon earlier this month by company and union negotiators, would give employes a pay raise of approximately approximately 33 cents an hour flve years but did not include a guaranteed annual wage provision, and union members said it fell short in job security. ' Mr. Santoianni had described the pact previously as "the best settlement settlement ever * negotiated" ^f or G-E workers* ' . ' . . » } Today he 'scored the "failure of tho' rank and file membership to attend this vital meeting," but promised that the union's two delegates delegates to the G-E conference board would strive to 'bring: about further further negotiation with the company (Continued on Page Eight) HOSPHAL5 ADMIT 6 MORE FOR POLIO Three Boyi and Three Girls Stricken In Area Over V Weekend - Health authorities today reported the high incidence of polio cases in Deaths in Nation Reach 188 With Toll Still Climbing The Flood Toll By THE ASSOCIATED 2KESS A staggering job of rehabilitation faced flood-wrecked communities of the northeast stunned survivors survivors found th'e death toll steadily mounting toward the 200 mark. The known dead already numbered numbered 188. As additional victims werf» discovered, it appeared the final count would go well above this figure. figure. Pennsylvania and Connecticut, the states hardest hit estimated a total of as many as 130 persons still missing. · ' . k The latest count-since -the beginning beginning of the floods last Thursday was: Pennsylvania, 93; Connecticut, 68; Massachusetts, 13; Rhode Island, Island, one; New Jersey, 6; New York, 4; Virginia, 3. Damage in Billions As the rampaging streams ^and rivers receded to normal levels, astonished citizens surveyed the heart-breaking devastation. It was so vast that only the broadest estimates estimates of the damage could be made, but these ran to billions. Home -were wrecked or completely completely gone; factories were damaged, some beyond repair. Bridges were down and' roads washed out, with asphalt surfaces churned up. Health hazards were a major problem^Flood survivors in most places-were ordered to boil drinking drinking water. Emergency anti-typhoid serums were flown into isolated communities by helicopter. x - v Dry ice was an emergency item and supplies were commandeered to refrigerate vital food supplies where regular refrigerators were still without electric power. On top of all their other problems, problems, many flood survivors looked ahead to an, uncertain future with their regular jobs gone, at least temporarily. Factory damage in Woonsocket, B. I:, alone left thousands thousands out of work. Buildings Condemned Some buildings that first appeared appeared to have survived the floods were found so weakened that they had to be condemned. · . In Torrington, Conn., .one .a thriving industrial city of 28,000. dozens of stores, were smashed ind (Continued on Page Eight) Red Cross Succors Valley As Flood Brings Disaster , v j ^ - - ' ^ *-^ ' · . - - - By ALMA R, LOCKWOOD .In\the stately -old ' house at 271 Park avenue, utilized by the Bridgeport Bridgeport chapter of the American -Hed* Cross and now transformed into a relief depot, the sounds of moving vehicles are heard as they load and rush supplies to stricken communities, communities, up the Naugatuck Valley. ,v A;; sA yoice ^ou the ^phone r . saya:^ 'Waterbtiry . ; ... . our trucks are going out v ' ., . what are . your needs? 1 ' - . \ '' , It Js Mrs.- Stephanie McCarthy, director of the Bridgeport cliapter, calling Waterbury Ked Cross 'from headquarters. . ' - * 10 Trucks Moya;Out .,,/ ; *^ Red Cross" Seeks · Mood Area Gifts Emergency n e « d s for flood *reat r as announced by the Red 1 Crosi, are : as follows::;.. ( ^ Money;, carnned gaods, espe* cially meat, and fruit juice*? mugar; flcur; paper, plates:_pa- .per cups; paper bowels;; toilet paper; cigarets, anti blankets. v - Denaiions rhay be left at Hed Crosi hoadquarters, 271 Park avenue, or Will b« picked up tf .donors call EDIxon 5-0191,* / .. By HE ASSOCIATED . ·The State -Police supplied the following breakdown 'of Connecticut's Connecticut's known flood dead and missing missing as of 10 a.m. today (68 known £ead, 70 missing): Roxbury-- 1 dead. - New Hart-ford -- 5 dead, 3 missing. New Canaan -- 1 dead. Torringrton -- 4 dead, 1 missing. Winsted -- 6 dead, 4 m' ing. Canton-- 1 dead. East Granby-- 1 dead. Collinsvilie-- 4 dead. * Ansonia -- 8 dead. Naugatuck-- 8 dead. Waterbury -- 19 dead, 50 missing. Seymour -- 2 dead. Washington-- 2 dead. Thomaston -- 1 dead. Ldtchfield-- 1 dead. Simsbury-- 2 dead. Hartford-- 1 dead. 1 East Hartford-- 1 dead. Farmington -- 12 missing. Persons identified as having died in flood-stricken Connecticut communities communities are as follows: ' Waterbury 1 Stanley Mark. Clarence F. Rameikas, 37. . Nancy Verrier. Mrs. Mary Shimkus. Mrs. Margaret Pedaigis. Edward Meier, 72. John J*. Bergin, 30. Torrington Mrs. Lena Lemire, 48, Gustav Jaquemin. Stephen Lucas, 51. ' Naugatuck T. J. Montambault, about 50. George Fellows, 57* Henry Russell, 17, of Waterbury. Marjorie Bergin, five, of Waterbury. Waterbury. Washington Mr. and Mrs. William Foulis. Hartford George Wiegold, 69. Winsted Man'ey Leshay, 73. Mrs. Joseph 2appula, 57. John Gould, 27. Miss Mary Marchione. William Samele. . 1 . -Canton David C. Murray, 2. Farmington Known to be missing: *· Patricia Ann Bechard, 7. Patrolman -Charles Hodkins. Jack Morin. Glen Davis, 7, James, 5, and Lawrence Lawrence Davis, 4. Mr. and Mrs. Chadwick. . Collinsville - Herman Hackbarth, 65. * .. Missing: Three members of the Leonard Pomaski familv, · New Hartford Edward Heacox. * Loiris Hitnnan. Mrs. Elsa - 'Bouchard, 33, and daughter, Carol, -10. Misg-E v Charmaine Bouchard, 19. East Grartby .A Mrs,, Holland. Seymour- ·,. ·Mrs. Josephine Cripps. Mrs. John Fliss. ;' Litchfield Mrs, Kathef ine ? 'Ruoti Torringtonl^ ~ * Thomaston · J ' ., Mrs, Yvette vbucfaard^- ^ *? , -Ansonia tf i: i: Benedict .KarabeiinikpfJf, ^70." ^Raymond ' ing waters'* to be crushed and smashed -or else sent down the streams. \ " Meanwhile Governor Ribicoff announced announced that .the raging rivers which tore down concrete buildings, buildings, burst dams and flooded cities had cost the^ state and its people "well over a billion dollars." "This is the greatest disaster ever to strike - Connecticut," Gov. Ribicoff said. "The destruction is almost beyond comprehension." 30 Communities Damaged The Governor promised to spare no effort to get the state back on its feet in the wake of the giant flood which hit more than 30 towns and paralyzed life in the western and northwestern areas. He called for a special session of -the Legislature to appropriate money to pay for the damage, but set no date, Mopping-Up Begins Mopping-up operations were well under way today and a State highway highway spokesman said the overall highway situa tion had improved greatly since the floods struck Friday, Friday, But the State Health department reported that at least 22 of Con* necticut's 169 communities remained remained with health problems "ranging from comparatively minor to serious." serious." Winsted, - Torrington and Naugatuck Naugatuck valley communities- remained in states of emergency and Win-| sted was isolated. / Huge problems faced the people of these stricken communities. They must repair roads, bridges and j dams; they must find places for people to live; they must rid their towns of dirt, silt, and wreckage and bring about the restoration of heat, light, power and communication communication to those areas still without these services., -~ Thousands Jobless But an additional-problem loomed -- scores of industries were knocked out by the flood ' waters, putting thousands out -of work and posing stiir another headache for; both the state and communities in which they were employed, Winsted, described "as "a trfvvn which just isn't there any more,*' was without power, gas and -drinking -drinking water. Food ,was being shipped . to stricken . residents there -over a circuitous", four-hour route.- Water purifiers were" being 1 rushed J there today. * . , Throughout, the Naugatuck Valley Valley weary disaster, crews searched through war-like scenes- today for victims of the flood that yiay. include include 100 victims before the count " is over. * * * . * - ^ In In Waterbury, alone, *19 persons died and 50 others were listed as missing, , '- \ r 7 \ Governor Visits Valley Governor Kfbicoff- spent yesterday yesterday visiting: the hard-hit cities, of (Continued on (Page Eight) ·/ / , * , Simsbury" - j lf \ ^Patrick and Margaret Mullin/ Easl: Hartford , Fran Luckinghair; SI: · - ,-^ j ( ·* - Gity Donates To Flood ,000 · Mayor^McLevy; meeting ;tHia oon time- with .AmeraVt Red I' Cross and' ,ciyic officials, in . c h a p t e r headquartersY 271 * .Park avenue, ^announced \the city of 4 BridgcpoPtlwaf donating

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  2. 22 Aug 1955, Mon,
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