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Mason City, Iowa
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Monday, December 28, 1964
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DM. », 1M4 vl«. Snow and winds in the West Add to misery of big floods By THE ASSOCIATED MESS Heavy mountain snows and gusty coastal winds lashed the northern California flood area Sunday at the end of a week of unprecedented torrential rains, adding to the suffering of hundreds still marooned and hampering relief and rescue work. But the colder weather has put a hrake on rivers that had rampaged from the mountains to the Pacific Ocean in the hardest hit area — Oregon and northern California. More snow in the mountains nnd wind and rain helow were forecast for Tuesday. Ordered to be quiet on racial issues LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest says he is going into "self-imposed exile" from the Los Angeles archdiocese "as the strongest protest I can make" because "I The Columbia dropped in Washington to permit start of cleanup work. The flood threat appeared over in Idaho hut the little town of St. Joe, population 75, in the Panhandle, still was without electricity. In Nevada the Truekce Hivcr withdrew its threat to Reno. California counted 19 flood dead with the confirmation Sunday that four had drowned when a helicopter plunged into the Eel Ilivcr 40 miles south of Eureka Saturday. Seven died in another California 'copter crash last Tuesday north of Eureka. Oregon reported 18 deaths from flood action. The Red Crost listed 16,300 families as suffering major losses to homes, businesses or farms in Oregon, California, Idaho and Washington. No official estimate of damage was available, but rough guesses by leaders of relief and rescue operations put it at close to $t biljion. Five-hundred persons — Minors, loggers and their families — were marooned in several communities along the Klamath and Salmon rivers at the northern tip of California. "They're beginning to run short of food," reported William Sowle, Civil Defense director at Yreka. A storm that dropped two feet of snow on Yrcka Sunday halted helicopter flights in the area. The prediction was for continued snow today. About 100 passengers on two Greyhound buses found them .selves stranded by highway washouts last Monday after a lunch stop at the Terrace Gardens resort 10 miles south o Garbcrville on U.S, 301 in Call fornia's H urn bold t County ant about half of them still were awaiting rescue today. Some walked or were lifted by helicopters to Garberville am, others were flown t o Eureka farther north. Those who stayed spent Christmas crowded into the resort's motel quarters. "We were • little cramped,' said Bill Flynn, a Grcyhoum representative who was among the marooned, "and while we weren't starving there was onlj enough food for us to cat twice i day — nl !) a.m. nnd 4 p.m. W< didn't get fat." Food shortage was the problem Ihroughout the northwestern corner of California. Slick Airways has flown 120,000 pounds of foodstuffs to Eureka and scheduled another flight Monday with 200,000 pounds aboard a Constellation. Six CUD cargo planes wore flown Monday from McClcllan Air Force Rase near Sacramento to Arcala ncnr Eureka with 21,000 pounds of telephone repair equipment, three fire trucks and four utility vehicles. Pacific Telephone said Its fa- cililics in northern California were damaged to the extent o almost $1 million during tn« Christmas week storm. It hat jibout 5f>0 repairmen at work on the 2'1-hour-a-day job of ro- .storing telephone communion- lions. In Del Norte County at the north end of the 1,200-milc-long California coat.1 about ."5,000 persons cither lost their homos completely or sustained major damage, Red Cross representative Karl Mahler reported. The relief agency moved a majority to emergency shelters, but many persons chose to stick it out in their damaged homos, Mahler said. "We're sending in meals," he said. The reluctant ones may yet have to move out. "They have no good drinking water, no sanitation, no heat." In Oregon, the State Board of Health began getting queries on how to prevent typhoid fever The board said it had plenty o vaccine on hand. The Oregon State Police reported their operations had returned to normal. One of the closing rescue operations in Idaho was the airlift of 31 persons from a remote sawmill in mountains 70 miles southeast of Boise. The management of the mill sponsored the iift after the road to the mill became blocked by more than 20 slides. The sawmill families were taken to Boise where most have rein- lives. —AP Photnfax RKJHT TO HE PROUD — Mrs. Marion Donlon al hc'i- son, Army Capt. Roger H. C. Donlon, as she finders Medal of Honor he wears al their home in Saiif?erlies, N. Y. Pro.sidenl Johnson decorated Capt. Donlon with the nation's highest honor at a ceremony in the White House, Dec. 5, for his heroism under fire during a battle'in South Viet Nam. It was the time the merlal had been bestowed since the Korean war. Executives switch , from Paris to Paris RUSSELLV1LLE, ArX. OB — Paris' loss was Paris'' gain when Kelly Yount succeeded Art Spencer as manager of the itussellville Chamber of Commerce. Spencer went to Paris, Tex., to become Chamber of Commerce manager there and Yount came here from Paris, Ark., where he held a similar position. California priest to self-imposed exile Motels making hotel detective become extinct .CHICAGO un— The hotel house detective is becoming extinct. "In most cases the house detective has outlived his use," said Dan Pavis of an inn near O'Hare International Airport In suburban Chicago. In the past the house detective kept general order within a hotel, checked suspicious guests and made sure no one left without paying room rent. Motels with small lobby areas now limit the old-time hotel con games and pick-pocket thefts. Credit cards now prevent guests from skipping without paying bills. "I believe that people are just more honest these days and to employ a house detective would be a complete waste of time and money," Pavis said. was ordered to maintain a silence oh racism." The Rev. John V. Coffieid, 49, called his departure "a solution to an impasse between my cardinal (James Francis Cardinal Mclntyre) and myself." The cardinal was not available for comment. Father Coffieid said in a farewell statement to his parishioners that he was ordered to take a five-month "enforced vacation" from California earlier this year because he had spoken out against controversial Proposition 14. The proposition, upheld by voters last November, amended the state constitution to prohibit any abridgement of an individual s choice to whom he might sell or rent a home- or apart ment. In effect, it nullified state antidiscrimination bousing laws. "Scarcely anyone knew of the shocking way I was ordered out of California after I had spoken out against Proposition 14," Father Coffieid said in bis statement. "I was ordered out on June 22nd and was not allowed back until November 15th," he said. I was hopeful that silent acceptance of the injustice to me and my parishioners would help defeat the proposition. I was so wrong. I should have fought it openly. "I want to have no part in the continuing silence and lack of repentance which is daily driving away many excellent people. "On Saturday, Nov. 14th, I ortared-to mainiaon a silence «• ratissa. I dsoM iafltead a self-imposed exik 4 from' the diocese as a:gesture of protest against, and rather than be a part of, the continuing evil of silence'. "I also accept my exile as a solution to an impasse between my cardinal and myself." Emit Seliga, a layman and spokesman for the priest, said the priest would go to Chicago for a period of three to six years to do missionary work, particularly among Latin Americans,, Father Coffieid, a priest in Los Angeles since bis ordioatiea 24 years ago, has been pastor of the Ascension Catholic church for three years. Seliga said, that during the enforced vacation" referred to by Father CoffiekS, the priesti be given by mother or fatter, took courses toward a doctorate at the University of Arizona and worked with Roman Catholic agencies in Chicago. The principal organization with which he will work in Chicago will be the Inter-American Cooperative Institute, Seliga said. The priest's leave officially begins Jan. 1, he added. A Buddhist monk could use self-cremation as the strongest form of protest," the priest said. "It isn't open to me." "I deeply love the Church that is .trying to silence me," Father Coffieid said, "I want to be obedient to her. • "The clear law of obedience is that we are not to obey when we are certain that to do so would be to sin, whether the command the archdiocese. priest, bishop' or cardinal. We can sin by silence as well as by action." Father Coffieid said he had sought guidance from priest- confessors, canon lawyers, bishops, archbishops "and even another cardinal." He did not identify them. The public protest was the second by a priest in the Los Angeles archdiocese this year. Earlier, the Rev. William H. Dubay made a public request to Pope Paul VI to remove Cardinal Mclntyre. citing- what he said was his inability to apeak out on civil rights matters. The priest was transferred from a predominantly -Negro to a predominantly white parish within Tomorrow Penney's Men's Dept. Opens at 8 A.M. Extra Salesmen, Extra Shopping Hours! More Suits to Choose From . . . 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