Independent from Long Beach, California on January 14, 1971 · Page 80
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 80

Long Beach, California
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Thursday, January 14, 1971
Page 80
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Ml.Z-1, P-3 Z'3 Long Beach V Still Jumbled and Inadequate By ARNOLD ZEITLIN · · ; · ' . · . i · . - RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (*) f- "IMy children are shivering under the biting cold. ; What am I to do? I'm helpless." This observation came from? a farmer named Azhai'j nearly two months after the East Pakistan storm',that swept away his house * in a Bhola Island village; The,storm, called a cyclone here but equivalent to i, a hurricane in other areas, \ liit Nov. 12 and killed many thousands of persons -- no exact toll is · available even now. Sincei the' storm hit, the farmer said, he .and his family have received relief consisting of one cotton blanket; and 10 pounds of rice. The family has no shelter at the coldest time of the year in the Ganges Delta along the coast of the Bay of Bengal. At Dac- ca, the capital of East .Pakistan, temperatures in January get into the low 50s. v Azhar's complaint illustrates the controversial state of the relief effort among nearly three million people living in, or on the fringes of, the 3,000 square miles devastated by one of history's worst natural disasters. BOATS; TRUCKS, bullock carts and Soviet helicopters are carrying relief materials, but recipients say this is not enough. It is difficult to reach the paddy fields. Many bodies still are unburied. Although survivors complain of the odor, they also complain of helplessness when asked to help bury corpses'. Fights have broken out between peasants and burial details when people refuse to join the effort. ir on Upturn at Sacramento By PETE WEISSER SACRAMENTO l/l't Hair -- ? politically ticklish subject -- is in liberal- abundance at the 1971 legislature. But few politicians care to discuss their new mustanches and beards. Reflecting a generally hairier electorate, California's lawmakers now boast a caucus of 12 mustaches -- including one genuine full beard and excluding one Beatle wig. Last sejs- sion there wre just five. Democratis hold an 8-1 mustache lead in the Assembly. In the Senate its a Democratic m u s t a c h e landslide, 3 to 0. And the only beard in both houses graces the face of Kenneth Cory D-Garden Grove. Cory said he grew the dense brown beard partly because a campaign opponent circulated a picture showing Cory with a variety of drawn-on beards. His constituents haven't seen it and Cory said he would rather not discuss the matter. Cory also refused to allow a photographer to take a picture of him. Assemblyman Charles Warren, whose droop-cornered mustache was in many newspaper pictures Hard on Tires DENVER ffi -- Officials of a Denver firm said a truck hauling a 110,000- pound punch press from Detroit to Denver wore out six tires worth $600. of Gov. Reagan's inaugural, also declined to comment. Balding, bespectacled James Mills, D-San Diego, the Senate's new President pro tern, has an admittedly "straggly" mustache started on Christmas Day. "I had a mustache before I was elected to the Assembly in .1960," he said, "I had one when I got married. My wife likes the mustache." Mills admits with a smile that his brand new four-year Senate term will give his constituents "time to get used to it." Assemblyman John Burton. D-San Francisco, a modish dresser, has no reticence at all about his mustache. "I've had all kinds of mustaches -- handle-bars, goatees, a full beard. It's not politically sensitive with ine. Just personally sensitive. My daughter doesn't Eke it." Sen. Gordon Cologne, R- Riverside, convulsed a Senate caucus this week by appearing with a black Beatle wig worn atop Ms crewcut. His fright wig is the closest thing to a hippie hairdo seen on a legislator. Assemblyman R o b e r t Beverly, the only Republican with a mustache, says he attaches no political significance to it. "I'm competing with my sons, I suppose," said Beverly, "AH three of them have mustaches. One even has a beard." The privately, organized National Relief and Rehabilitation Committee said thousands: of survivors are "still passing their days under open sky in this weather:" The head of the committee is Dacca lawyer Moin- ul Hussain, editor Of the Bengali-language daily it- tefaq. It, is a mouthpiece of the Awami League, which under the leadership of Sheik Mujibur Rahman swept the general, and provincial elections in East Pakistan last month. Relief Commissioner A, M. Anisuzzaman says fam- . ilies which lost their houses are receiving up to 250 rupees, about $55, to buy materials' to build new quarters. But cement and corrugated iron sheets are scarce. Anisuzzaman said he feared the survivors "will eat the cash." ABU SADEQ, a reporter for the Pakistan Observer, said 'he traveled for a week through the hardest- hit areas and saw none of the tents, provided by relief agencies, being used to house survivors. "House building grants so far allotted . . . are unbelievably insufficient," he reported. This newspaper, one o[ Pakistanis most influen- , tial, carries page one stories with headlines like "No Relief Coordination," while on inside pages it p u b l i s h e s government statements saying: "Relief operations are going on smoothly." The American relief agency CARE : and the government are close to agreement on a program to build 24,000 cement- brick houses over a five- year period. The program, costing the equivalent of $1.2 million, will cover the rest of densely populated East Pakistan as well as the devastated cbast. The government wants an additional 10,000-house effort over the next 18 months, says CARE official Jerry Lewis. He states that the government is planning to provide up to 400 rupees per family to erect 235,000 mud-brick structures. Many experts believe such buildings will be washed away in the next big flood or hurricane. The central government says about $57 million in cash and material has been collected to aid survivors. Eastern critics claim the provincial government cannot get its hands on the money. IN A STATEMENT, the central military government said receipt and distribution of the material are strictly the task of the East Pakistan provincial Bodell's Shoes 12th , Lj£?*ldiysThurs., f ri.~*~Sat7 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^·^^^^^v^v^x^v^^^^^^^^ · NONE HIGHER · SAVE AS NEVER BEFORE!! BEAT INFLATION GREATEST SAVINGS IN OUR HISTORY. 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The East Pakistan gov- prnment says farmers will get loans to buy draft animals, rice and seed potatoes to provide for a new crop on 1.77 million acres. Four Soviet air force helicopters -- operating as a replacement for British and. American' aircraft which roused sharp criticism from Bengalis in the first .weeks after the cyclone -- still fly basic items such as blankets and clothes to hard-hit areas. 'More than 500,000 tons of cereals are needed to feed about three million people, ·some for as long as one year until the harvest next December. The United States has just granted 200,000 tons of wheat. Another 300,000 tons will come from West Pakistan, the government says. Relief officials said they needed 50,000 tents. About 1,500 are on hand. They said they needed one million blankets compared with 50,000 so far distributed. What remains almost tangible in the area is the feeling of helplessness. On Rensabli Island! a science teacher sat in the ruins of his high school. 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