The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on October 26, 1961 · Page 10
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The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas · Page 10

Ottawa, Kansas
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Thursday, October 26, 1961
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10 THE OTTAWA HERALD Thursday, October 26, 1961 \o Boom In Congo Industry TO TREAT YOUR BUDGET TO THRIFT ALL VBAH?^ EDITOR'S NOTE-- What has happend to life in the Congo amid the chaos that came in the wake of independence won 16 months ago? This revealing dispatch, last in a series of three on the Congo today, tells what has happened to the economy and the people, By LYNN HEINZERLING LEOPOLDVILLE, the Congo (AP) — The jacaranda and fran- gilpani trees are bursting into gorgeous blossom, but not much else is blooming in the Congo. Leopoldville today is a city where the . fragrance of tropical spring flowers blends with odors from a decaying sewage system. It is a city where a few Congolese skim past in shining lim- Lane News Plan School Carnival By GLENNA HETTLER On Saturday, Oct. 28, an all- school carnival will be in the gymnasium. Each class has chosen a candidate for king and another for queen. Candidates are: freshman, Janice Dalton and Mike Ladd; sophomores, Lois Dalton and Bill Wheeler; juniors, Sharon McQuay and Virgil Jones, and seniors, Mary McQuay and Bill Hiles. Students at Lane High School named to the honor roll for the first six weeks are: freshman, Janice Dalton, Glenna Hettler end Donna Lash; sophomores, Lois Dalton, Peggy Baucom and Dennis Harkins; junior, Dennis Baxter; senior, Delores Brockus and Mary McQuay. To make the honor roll a student must make all A's and B's. Wilda Mae Thompson, Kansas City, visited her mother, Mrs. Clara Thompson. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Suther and family spent a few days this week with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Suther and Mary, Elaine. La von Hettler, Ottawa, and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Hettler and family, Humboldt, were guests of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Hettler. Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Hettler visited her father, Mr. C. H. Winkler of Bucyrus, who is seriously ill with heart trouble. J. E. Beets fell 18 feet while trimming a tree at his home. He broke both arms and suffered a back injury. Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Neill Jr., Cindy and Rocky, Grandview, Mo., visited their daughters, Mr. and Mrs. George Lee, and Twyla, and Mrs. Richard Davis and boys, Joe Suther left Tuesday night for Africa where he will be stationed for two years with the Air Force. Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Morlan and family, Topeka, visited their parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Christian and Mr. and Mrs. Verne Morlan. Luther and Bill Christian drove to Ringwood, Okla., to look over their former home place. They spent the night with their uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. 0 r a Wright, and called on a cousin, Mrs. Gus Wolfe, and Mr. Wolfe in Enid, Okla. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Foster and Tom had as supper guests Thursday evening Willis Smith and Otis Foster, it being Willis birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Rayl spent Thursday in Sedalia, Mo., on business. Mrs. Edna Smith, Emporia, returned to her home Wednesday evening after spending several days here with her sister. Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Jentzsch and family were Tuesday supper guests of Rev. and Mrs. Preddy and family of Springhill. Jim Cbamberlin called on Mr. and Mrs. Earl Croan, Paola, Mr. and Mrs. John Beebe and Mr. and Mrs. Jess Rattles. Mrs. Jack Syler, of near Wellsville, called on her cousin, Mrs. Kenneth Evans, and family Saturday. ousines and thousands are without jobs. As in so many other recently freed African colonies, a new affluent class of government employes is being formed. The reconciliation between the communist-supported Stanleyville regime of Antome Gizenga and the Leopoldville government is hardly skin deep. The hearts that harbor hopes of peace are matched by others hardened by tribal distrust and political hate. A slow deterioration is reported from other provinces. In Stanleyville, diplomatic reports say, water and light facilities are faulty. Garbage collection and street cleaning have been practically abandoned. In Kivu and Equator provinces the larger plantations are beginning to resume operations, but smaller ones are being slowly throttled by jungle vegetation. In Equator, it is reported, the seed rice has been eaten and there cannot be another harvest until 1963. The central government continues to live on borrowed money. It's deficit runs about $16 million monthly. A good deal of this money goes to pay salaries to government employes, including the army. The Congolese have waited a long time to reach the white man's standards of living and they want it all at once. What they are seeing instead is a sharper increase in wealth and living standards for a few thousand Congolese employed by the government and the same old shacks and dirt roads for themselves. Something of the same development is taking place in other- newly independent countries ol Africa such as Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria and former French colonies. United Nations figures show that wages for Africans employed by the central government and provincial administrations ex- cepting Katanga in 1959 were about 11 per cent of the total na- ional income. In 1961, the first iill year of independence, these wages will represent at least 31 per cent of the total national ncome. There are some signs of improvement, but everything in the Congo depends on the tense political situation. As a nation, the old Belgian colony cannot survive unless Katanga with its immense copper profits comes back into the fold. Whites, mostly Belgians, have been pouring back into the coun try and they may succeed in giv ing impetus to the economy. Stanleyville, once down to a few score whites, now has approximately 1,000. Before independence there were 4,000 Europeans in Stanleyville. In Leopoldville, hotels are crammed and some are forcing patrons to double up in their rooms. Many of the old villas and apartments have been taken over by newly rich Congolese. Belgians hesitate before moving into suburban homes too far from police protection. Villas outside Leopoldville have been subjected to repeated burglaries. River traffic on the Congo, once blockaded because of the feud be tween the Gizenga government in Stanleyville and the central gov ernment, is again in operation The first cargoes of tin have moved down the river to Leopold ville and on by rail to Matadi Agriculture is lagging far behind Marcel Bisukiru, minister o foreign trade and a leftwing Lu mumba follower, has describe! the trade situation as tragic. He reported in a recent survey that lie Congo in the first six months if 1961 exported only 2,300 tons of cotton compared with 27,000 tons luring the same period of 1960— jefore independence. United Nations economists are concerned about another phase of longo economy. Almost all business concerns, except for smaller establishments, are in the hands of Belgians and other non-Congo- ese. 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