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Houseboat Is Haven for 'Pa jama Game' Author 

Iowa Training School in Eldora are shown modeling 
the Bermuda shorts introduced at tha school this 
(ummer for wear during hot weather. The shorts ara 
made of khaki twill in tha school's mending shop 
whera all tha boys' clothing is repaired and soma 
is manufactured. 

Iowa Political Parties 
lit Over Tax Issue 


By Dcrliht McConnack. 

Iowa Republican and Demo- 
cratic campaign platforms 
contain a surprises number 
of almost Identical planks. 

But where the nepubllcann end 
Democrat! parted company was 

enue by way of increases la tax 
by the 1953 and 1955 legislatures 
has failed to result In better 
roads at a reasonable cosL We 
deplore the fuel that .piecemeal 
widening of. highways for political 
purpose* hns resulted in an In- 
creased number of. deaths traps 
on the highway, ~Vf* recommend 
establishment of an urban road 

on lurh jubjerU nit taxes, labor, department within the highway 
agriculture and highways. jconvmlasloh, and that the com 

The dozen or more Instance* of 
agreement Included one .calling 
for appointments to certain un- 
specified elective slate offices, 
other than those of governor and 
lieutenant governor. 

There also were generally sim- 
ilar planks on such sometimes 
controversial subjects as sn Im- 
proved school reorganization pro- 
gram, "unit the need of legislative 

Other matters on which the 
parties agreed included civil 
rights, soil conservation, attract- 
ing new industry, assisting small 
business, Increasing unemploy- 
ment and workman's compensa- 
tion, and continuing homestead 
tax credits and veterans' prop- 
erty tax exemptions. 

Here are excerpts from trie 
platforms on which the two oaf- 
ties will conduct their November 
general election campaigns: 


Republicans— "We commend 
the national administration for its 
diligent efforts In working out a 
aound, workable program. The 
President's larin program, So 
ajjila of assault.": by Democratic 
majorities of both houses of con- 
gress, was enacted, in the main. 
We commend the state and no- 
tional administrations for their 
efforts to alleviate distress in 
drouth and other natural disaster 
atrlcken areas." 

Democratic — *We oppose the 
flexible support program as ex- 
perienced under the Eisenhower 
administration. We endorse a pro- 
itram designed to reach 100 per- 
cent of parity, with 90 percent 
it the minimum guarantee. We 
endorse a program extension to 
livestock, poultry and dairy 
products in which minimum 
prices be established and pay- 
ments made direct to producers 
In an amount nt the difference 
between (he market price and the 


Republican — "In View of 
pending tax study, we believe that 
specific recommendations in the 
field of taxation should be de- 
ferred at this time." 

Demotratle— "We pledge to re. 
peal the half cent additional sales 
tax, and to amend the income tax 
law to remove the many inequi- 
ties put in the law by the last 
session. We condemn the proposal 
of a special session to increase 
taxes " 


Republican— "We commend 
president Eisenhower and his 
'Mth-ln-Amerira' road program.! 
We commend Gov. Leo Hoegh 
and the State Highway Commis- 
sion for the road modernization 
program made possible by in- 
creased revenue provided by the 
last session of the Igcisiature. 
We recommend that the touisla- 
ture continue the present level of 
road use taxes, and that the leg- 
islature re-evaluate the formula 
Tor allocation and distribution of 
road use taxes." 

Democratic — "We eorisTOtulato 
the I) e nt o c ra lirall y-cnntrollcd 
congress on the adoption of 
comprehensive road plan. We de- 

mission submit plans and * pro. 
posed budget for approval of the 
legislature each blennium." 


Republican — "We recommend 
that we continue, as in the past, to 
encourage and promote lawB de 
signed to protect the rights of 
both labor and management! 
guaranteeing the right of an in- 
dividual to belong to a union if 
he wishes, the right of collective 
bargaining and the right to 
strike, while protecting the rights 
of the public." 

Democratic — "We feel that the 
Issue of the right to have a tin- 
iiun shop in Iowa should be left to 
management and labor. We be- 
lieve that the present Republican- 
sponsored anti-union shop law 
now on the books should ba re- 
pealed so that the union shop 
would be legalized In Iowa, and 
we pledge to do so as a matter 
of party responsibility." 

Next Stop 
For Bissell 

By John Reynolds, 
duett* fiundu EfUtor. 

Midwest's most currently 
successful author has re- 
turned temporarily from gid- 
dy Broadway and Publisher's 
Row to tie up on a 70-Ioat 
houseboat In the friendly 
waters of the Mississippi 

For Author Richard Tiki Bis- 
sell ("Stretch on the River", "IVs 
Cents", "High Water", etc.) this 
lashup Is no idle gesture despite 
the current summer cruise at- 

Bissell wants to get down some 
root*. But rivermen like Dick 
don't grow the conventional kind. 
Instead they drjp anchor or run 
out lines to the nearest bank. 
Ifs Secnrttr. 
Broadway and the publishing 
business has been exceptionally 
good to Dick Ditseil, the "deck- 
hand from Harvard," whose "TA 
Cents" became the Broadway 
smash hit "Pajama Game". 

He has, admittedly, made a 
good deal of money from his 
wdtings and made It in a rela- 
tively few years. 

But R, P. or "Bis" as the fam- 
ily frequently calls him, can still 
have his worrying moments. 
; And when Dick broods he does 
so in terms ot what happens U 
the next venture turns out to be 
; a stlnkeruo and doesn't sell a 
dozen copies. 

The likelihood of this happening 
seems somewhat more than ab- 
solutely remote at the moment 
Bissell has been a consistent win- 
ner with his hard-punching prone, 
a writer who has hit the bulls- 
eye with amazing regularity 
which skyrocketed him from an 
unknown to one of the nation's 
leading authors. 

. Howbaat Ike Answer. 
His love of his hometown of 
Dubuque and more properly of 
tha stretches of the Mlsrtf-sippi 
he knows k> well prompted him 
to buy a giant houseboat— 10 feet 
long and 20 feet wide. 
The boat cost him SS.OOO, 
Dick explains It this way: 
"If the bottom ever falls out 
of thinffs, I can come back here, 
move on the boat, drop a line 
over the side— and eat." And he 
could too. 

Formerly a government boat 
to accommodate corps or engi- 
neers employes on the river, the 
houseboat is called the "No Bot- 
tom" because of some "rather 
Ulin plates" which will have to 
be replaced In her steel hull. 
Locker Roam to Lounge. 
Aboard, the lacker room has be- 
come Bissell's office and lounge, 
The boat has a bathroom, com- 
plete with 'two Biennis, two lava- 
tories, one shower. There's sleep- 
ing room for seven and the ship's 
log notes this can be expanded 
to 14 . . . "if they are well ac- 

There's a kllchen, of course 
The boat has gaslight, from 

TIPPED BACK IN HIS CAPTAIN'S CHAIR, on the foredeclc of hit 70-foot houseboat. Richard PiU 
Bisieil, highly successful Iowa author, checks a publisher's proof with the assistance of his 7-year-old daugh- 
ter Anastasia. Tha Bissell family, now of Connecticut, is spending tha summer on the houseboat which is 
tied up to a small island on the Illinois side of tho Mississippi river below Dubuque. 

The Republican platform cav- 

ers certain subjects which the bottled gas which also operates 
(Continued on rage i. Col. 2.) I the stove and tho rrfrigeralor, 

and alectric lights, which eould 
be used it it were tied up near a 
source of elsctric current. 

Currently the No Bottom is 
tied up to Shlnkie's bar, a small 
Island on the Illinois Bide of the 
river below Fentress Lake, 111. 

Passage to and from the No 
Bottom is by boat only, there be- 
ing no bridges from Shinkle's 
bar to the mainland. For this 
purpose the Bissolls have two 
small bouts — an old flatbntlumed 
boat which has been in the family 
about as long as the children — 
and a smaller cruiser which Is 
partly enclosed for trie protection 
of, the family ir they have to 
make a trip In bad weather. 

Shades ot the Betlnntnx. 

It was on a houseboat in the 
Dubuque harbor that Dick Bissell 
brought his young wife in 1S39. 

"Moving on thai boat set off an 
awful family crisis," Dick admits. 
"Everybody was against it. But 
we had about all we owned on 
the boat. We even had a piano." 

The Bissells left the houseboat 
later when Dick went to river- 
boating, one of the preludes tD 

(Continued on Page 2, Col. 1.) 

Wine Flows Freely in Pans, 
But Highlanders Want Water 

(Photo on poffe 3J 
By Robert llarifnchL 

PAIUS (INS)— Forty mil Nan 
frenchmen may quench their 
summer thirst with wine and 
be happy, but Uiat definitely Is 
not so lor 72 visiting University 
of Iowa girl students and grad- 

The gals from the corn state 
want water and wonder why 
it's so hard to find in Paris. 

"OI course, what we're look- 
ing for is ice water, but we're 
ready to settle for anything — 
lap water, spring water or wa- 
ter ol ail) - oilier kind fo long 
as It's water," anguished Kitty 
Korns of Iowa City said. 

Nan Borreson, of Sheldon al- 
to finds hard to take this 
French habit of not including 
water among potables. 

Goes Farlslan. 

"What's wrong with water?" 
she asked. "We like It." 

Js'on and Kitty are members 
of the university's famed Scot- 
tish Highlanders bu£rlpe, chor- 
us and dancing aggregation, 
now Visiting .Europe for the 
second time. 

As they spoke, they tangled 
with another unfamiliar French 

Their cafetcrla-style break- 
fast of bread, butter and a 
banana was served along with 
milk and coffee in a china bowl, 
instead of in n cup. 

"How do you work this?" 
Nan wanted to know. "Do you 
use a spoon like you do for 
soup or lift it up with two 

Told that tipping was the 
correct procedure, Nan val- 
iantly went Parisian. 

The girls are spending 5tx 
days in Paris staying at the 

Sales Tax 
Boost Tops 

By Bruce Hshsvild* 

Gazette BUff vtrfttz. 

Indications were Saturday 
that Iowa's extra haU-per- 
cent jsales ta* will bring in 
more revenue than was ex- 

The last legislature raised th* 
rate, you'll recall, from two to 
two End a. hall percent effective 
at the start of the last lis cat 

Figures now are available for 
the lax. collected during the first 
nine- months the tax increase warn 
iu effect. 

Fflurleen Million More. 

It is impossible, of course. l» 
tell the exact amount collected 
a result at the half-percent in* 
crease. 3ut you oari come closs 
by computing one-fifth, of th» 
total amount collected in the 
Uuree quarters. 

The total (ax collected In 
that lime was 554.223,033. 
One-ttflb of lhat amount 1* 
$10,84 5 r H0e. Extending the tax' 
over the fourth quarter it tho 
same rate would brimr tho - 
"take" on the extra half-per- 
cent up to f H,46l,D72. 

A check of the file* shows that 
When the tax increase was passed 
legislators expectEd it to add 
513,500,000 to the state's revenue, 
TotflJ sales tax Increase for th» 
three quarters, reports ol tha 
State Tax Commission BllQW, hai 
been 513,013,016. It has run in 
excess of four million dollars 
each ol the three quarters. 
Biuine*fi Increue. 

Subtracting the amount 
charged to the additional half ot 
a percent you haw left $2,161,- 
2lU which can be credited to ln<- 
reated. business. 

At lent Mime ol thftt amount, 
fcuwevtr, ihoulrl rt*. credit** 
nat to new tnulntaf tout to, 
DUBlneM which wasn't betar* 
a 11 h] ret to nit* taxation. The 
last letriftUture *!m rrmaved 
br«r *nd eiff&rets from tho list 
of iiems ejf-mpL {rum sulc* Ult, 
In tiaixiR bo. thn legislator* 
gursscd thai another $5 600,000 
ould be lakpn in by the Statev 
Bccauso IfQih beer and cigareM 
are snld in a variety of busiuesi 

Seven Sentenced 
In Iowa Vending 
Machine Fraud 

WATEHLOO (UPJ— Two offi- 
cers of the Nntionui Advance ^ ^ _ v 

Vendinc; Machine Company, Du- establishments, it would be ira 
biume, Saturday were sen lei iced !j JPS $iblo io pin down the #xact 
lo five years in pi'isun on churgesu om i Q f t] ie increase from this 
of tisfnc; the mails to defraud. source. 

Five other officer* of the fJrmJ There is. however, a category 
which did u nationwide business j 0f "tavern.":, beverages and to 

in toffee vending machines, re- 
fctvud )csser sentences from Fed- 
eral District Judge Henry Graven. 

They were found guilty last 
May 15, 

I^o Retalroffer of Dubuque, 
head of the com pa It )V and \V. 
I,, lingers of City, ILL. 
were sentenced to two five- 
year teriUH 1o run concurrent- 
ly* Each was five years on one 
coqdL and five years on 25 
ether ruuuts. 

Paul K, Brown w r aa sentenced 
lo Jour years on one count and 

student domifc.ry of dice's ™^ cnt , ™ -«™J 

IOWA CITY — Fifty - live 
Iowa Mountaineers Will ren- 
dezvous with adventure dur- 
ing August In the Canadian: 

Som* mill don lieavy sweaters, 
parkas, woolen pants and mit- 
tens to scala- the snow-packed 
peaks (or the Uirill of mountain 
panoramas from ths ftuiet 

Others less athletically In- 
clined will rise the shady horse- 
back trails around the sapphire 
waters of Lake Louise and beau- 
tiful Lalie Malign. Most will do 
some fishing in mountain streams 
and lakes, and they can expect 
to pull tn tlieir limit of moun- 
tain trout from tho icy waters, 
according to Jolm Ebcrt, leadnr 
of the Mountaineers. For Banff 
snd Jasper National Parks, where 
tho club members will camp, are 
reputed to have the finest trout- 
fishing waters in Canada. 
Founderl In 1910. 
TH* Tow* "Mountfaineerr. Crab 
was founded in 1810 by Ehert, 
chief engineer of radio station 
WSUT, and Gordon Kent of (he 
University of Iowa photographic 
service, who have since* led 20 
major outings; The eluh assures 
good company for climbing in 
mountainous regions each sum- 
mer and provides hiking on 
weekend outings during the year. 

Peaks climbed by the group 
include the hiuliesl mountain in 
Switzerland, Austria, the, United. 
Stale* and Mexico. 

However, the low* Mnfin- 
talnecrs is not a eluh with 
ambition* to rJimb Mount 
Everest, but a group thai putt 
fellowship and ftin tiefnre feat* 
or skill, courace or endurance 
in outdoor attvcnlurc 

twice on a nearby tree, hiali 
winds, bridgeless rivers, flood- 
ing streams, freeEing tempera- 
tures, rain storms, lack of oxy- 
gen, rugged rock, wolves, moun- 
tain lions and grizzly bears, tncy 
can claim infrequent accidents 
or injuries. They atlribule their 
good record to foresight, thor- 

ough planning and excellent 

Two Sections. 
For the last three summers 
the group has divided into two 
sections and given members a 
choice ol two olltfngs. Ill 1953 
ten members traveled to Mexico, 

Mil, — - ■■- i Though the Mounlaineora have 

plore'tiio ia'cV thai iricrtiised rev-! encountered lightning lliatstruclt 

THE DEVIL'S DOORWAY at Devil'i Lale, 
Wis., provided climbing practice for a group of 
Iowa Mountaineers on one of their weeVend out- 
ings. Pictured, left to right, are Mrs. John Ebert 
and Marilyn Sidwell, both of Iowa City; Ruth Norma 
top), former Iowa Citian, and Mrs. Bob Grow and 

JoC' Srow of Waterloo. Mrs. Ebert will be among 
tha Mountaineers leaving Friday for a trip to Can- 

and nearly 60 went to the Buga- 
boo Mountain range in British 
Columhio, The next year was n 
big one fcr both divisions. Twen- 
ty-four crossed the ocean to 
climb the Italian Dolomites and 
ueaks in the Swiss Alps, while 
SB others climbed, named and 
mapped eight Sawtooth moun- 
tains in Idaho that had never 
been conquered berorr. This 
brought their total of "first 
ascents" to 23. Last year their 
sturdy, especially-constructed 
bus led one caravan to Alaska, 
and 27 members explored the 
Tetons of Wyoming. 

This year. In order to set up 
1 combined camp for the two 
outings, the group decided io 
headquarter first in the Mount 
Assiniboine provincial park in 
Banff park of the Canadian 
Rockies, north of Montana, This 
year, also, each family or group 
will be free lo follow whatever 
route It likes to reach the park L 
providing that all rendezvous at 
a given time. This will eliminate 
a caravan of cars behind the 
elub'i bus, which ts emiippeti 
with mattresses and by a rota- 
tion of drivers, can continue 
straight throuBh lo the enmp 

Start Next Friday. 

About 31) of the SO adults and 
five children on this year's out- 
ing will leave the Mountaineer 
Barracks club house in Iowa City 
b" bus and car at 6;30 p.m. next 
Friday, They will travel 1,700 
miles through lowi, Minnesota, 
North Dakota and Montana be 
fore crossing the border into the 
Canadian province of Alberfn. 

Alt the rlimbers will meet at 
Spray Dam, Alberta, on 1,'nn 
day, Aug. 13, From there they 
ill hike, packing their dufric 
ii horseback, 14 ii.itcs 

leading industrial school, the 
Kcole Centra Ic. It has been 
turned into a hostel during the 
summer holidays. 

Kitty, who hag seen lo it that 
her scliedule includes a visit lo 
the Folies Beraere, said she 
found Paris "like New York." 

"You sec all kinds of people 
here," she explained. 

The Hawk-eye Highlanders 
came to Paris after visits to 
Amsterdam, Cologne and Co- 
blcnz. From Paris, rhc-y go to 
England and Scutlahd. 
Wins Dance Priirs, 

other counts. J. W. Brnmblctt 
Was sentenced to three years on 
one count and three concurrent 
years oil four otiier counts. Mar- 
vin Horris was sentenced to one 

haccos" in the tax commission re- 
port which will give a pretty good 
indication of the trend. 

Additional Million. 
Over the last half of 19SS 
and the first three months of 195S 
an additional $1,041,476 in sales 
lax was collected from firms in 
jlhijj category. The quarterly In- 
creases ranged fiotn 5318,154 to 

A year ago the first quarter ot 
this year the firms in that cate- 
gory collected .d'6 percent of th» 
slate's total sales tax. In ttw 
first halt of this year they col- 
lected 2.43 percent. 

in addition, of course, larg* 
quantities of both Items are sold 
such places as grocery and 


yeur on one count. All 
identified only as being 

Two other officers received 
suspended one-year terms and 
were placed on three years pro- 
bation. They are G. J. Fedlman 
Df Dubuque and Violet Slieehan 
of Enst Dubuque, lli. 

All were charged with charg- 
ing exorbitant prices for the 
machines and falsely guarantee- 
Tateitftd Marian Sn.ilh ot ^rchusers exclusive terri- 

wercidruG stores. 

Cleveland, a sophomore nt the 
university, has already visited 
the land of imr ancestors and 
quickly snared second place in 
an international dancing enm- 
pelilion fit Edinburgh. 

While her companions were 
louTing Germany, Marian flew 
to Scotland, where her parents 
came from. She garnered one 
first prize, five second and two 
third In the competition 
In which 5,000 dancern from 
i-i eotinlries were entered. 

The group's tour is super- 
vised by William L. Adiiineort, 
formerly of Boston, who first 
urffanlzprt the university's bag- 
pipe band in 1937. At llial time 
it wsj an all-male gruup. 

When. Ihe U.S. Entered World 
war n f the girls took over. 

The agfircgatloii, noiv the 
largest hngpine hand in the 
wurld, was never reconverted, 

Glenn Brostrom Named 
Anamosa School KeocJ 

HwT.i*l to Th* Oaietle. 

ANAMOSA — Glenn BPaslrcm, 
38, of Ollie hfl3 been named Aua- 
niOHa superintendent of schools. 

Hrostrnm succeeds Elmer John- 
son, who resigned to take B por.t 
at Los AttOS, Calif, 

For (he last si* years, Brostrom 
has bfen svperinlendc-nt at Olds, 
Prior to Mat time he was pnn-i 1 

Dairy Days at 
Clermont Set 

Sptciol 14 Tht UAttlle. 

CLERMONT — Finai plans have 
been completed for lite Clermont 
Dairy Days Saturday and Sun- 

William Groves of Lodi, Wis. 
president Of a large dairy mar 
kclinr; group, will speak Sunday 
afternoon. Hep. Henry O. Talle 
of Decorah will tpeak Sunday at 
8 p.m. Herseliel Loveless, Demo- 
cratic candidate for governor, 
will speak Saturday evening. 

Stage shows and a banci con- 
cert also will he presented dur- 
ing the two-rtr.y event. A dance 
will he held Saturday evening 
Tho annual Clermont liiali 
school nhimni picnic will be held 
Friday evening in the city pari;. 

Nominee for Emmet 
County Sheriff Named 

Fodcrberg, Efillierville ^rain 
company employe, was selected 
Ly the Emmet county Hepubhcan 
central committee Enturday as the 
parly's nominee for theriff in the 
Nov. 6 general election. 

year ond[ Foderbcrg will replace Sberirf| . j , olnl . 

■ ■ .jlrr* H..IIV n.i the T-Jnv^rv he r ckv- xji. m a 

pl^ijil ™d"con'cn at 'liichland|.I.oe Helty o.ijhc November _e' 
for Another year 
A graduate c 
"'jiehiKil, ui: atu-iHlti 

^'rollege and the ... 

Maitog at Ike font, ot the montl-ii,^,.,, ltp .pvvcrl overact""> division of 
(Continued;™ Page" 3, Col. 3.) tlbe »W during World v.a. lljMirti . ph.rm«eu.UaJ company. 

jtion ballot. Betty, who (I, -teal, 
! tVfcntooM hiehlfoilerhcrc in the June pnnmry. 
«h'.»T. ue mu-iule.: John FWvh*v,rc»Br.e<l his rffit-e 1 Inunl <y m 
base camp on the shores of I.nkrl; . nl] „ t ani \ ,hr b'niversilv e!;»<-cri>t * position with 'he ivia- 
- - . ~i ^, 

Eeport on the taxes collected in 
April, May and June on husinesi 
transacted in January, February 
and March was released last week 
by the tax commission. 

It showed that every county 
In the state collected more sale* 
tax in the first quarter of this 
jtiir than in the first nuarter or 
last — althousn some of Ihe in- 
creases were small enough that 
llicy probality represent a drop 
In the total amount of busi- 

All of the five top cities and 
cennties held their respective po- 
sitions in the sales race. 

C. T£. Second. 
Des Haines led the cities, with 
collection ot 52.244.371 in sales 
tai It was followed by Cedar 
Rapids with $929,836; Sinux: City 
with 5756,^1 i; Davenport with 
$145,721 and Waterloo with $602,- 

Folk county leads with i2.*13,- 
mo, followed by Linn with SI,- 
WB.717; Scott with SBB7.0I1S' 
Woodbury with SHI3J174 and 
Black Hawk with 5813,663. 

Sent! county rales higher 
than it? county seat. Daven- 
port, brcauiit i< has hrtp from 
Kettrmlorf In raislne Ihe coun- 
ij- total while Slou* Clly stands 
practically alone in "Woodbury 
count]', nlark Hawk's total 
has been trtcplnff up on Wood- 
hiirv'j and threatens to pass it 
in the near future. 
By classes of cities, you'll find 
that th? heftiest increase was in 
cities of more than i 25,000, al- 
though all population classes 
shoved an increase over Hie 
corresponding, quarter of a year 

K.islern Iowa county and pnu- 
lp are: 

.Mlamaker. S63.557.84; Lansing, 
SB 161 II; Poslvillc. f20.127.17; 
Waiikon, $33, 454.69; rural, $6.- 

Rcnton. Slufi.MI2.Sl; ?ell« 
(Continued on Tag? 4, Col 6.) 

Stretch on the River 

OWtTTV. San., AW. *. IIW 

"NO BOTTOM" ii tr* 
name of tha Sisteil houit- 
boar on which Author 
Dick Bitwll and hi* family 
are tptndinrj their «um- 
me> on the Mississippi 
river below Dubuque. 
Name of the boat comes' 

from the fact that some 
of her steel plate* are a 
bit thin and wiil reejuire 
replacement. Ship's log 
notes the "No Bottom" 
will sleep seven. 

Well known to the BJssell 
family is the old flatboat 
which they have had for 
years on the Mississippi 
river at Dubuque. Water- 
worthy as ever, the boat 

now boasts a new V-8 in- 
board, kicks up quite a 
wake. In the bow: Sam, 
4; Anastasia, 7; Nathaniel, 
12. Mrs, Bissell sifs mid- 
ship with her husband. 

Gaietlo ptisLoi Ur JdIiu aeynolrts. 

THE BISSELL HOUSEBOAT, occupied by the family less than three weeks 
ago after its purchase and movement from Moline, once was a government 
boat used by workers for the corps of engineers. Dubuque's Author Dick Bis- 
sell now has established his working headquarters in what once was the lock- 
errocm of the boat. Boat is illuminated by gaslight (upper right). 


(Continued frcmi Prigc 1J 

hii writing cnruur and * mlshtly 
important prelude, ttiu. 

His cxpL'riunuuK on rivcrboats 
«f America's Inland wnlcrwayii 
led him tu pen his first novel 

[i friend. "I may be like James 
Joyce who wrote about Dublin 
and lived in Switzerland- i write 
about the Mississippi *md live in 

"Jhil I Jove Il'herc. 1 like com- 
ing Mrtr to home and friends. 

in*» European rnountnin in its 
dominance over neighboring 
ridges. Its 11,7110 fcut will be 
Kcalnd in a day, or if the weather 
in had, in a day and u. halt- 
Then the mountain rlmiiKMs will 
try lesser heithts, with £0me ten 

like fioing out to 

these mile peaks nnd six £!Jic*iers in the 

towns around here, gning to coun 
try celebrntionn, jUbL talking to 

"Stretch on the Rivet", and also folks on the river, 

luLsr story "llltfh W ma- 
in between them curmr ihu buufc 
■714 Cents 1 * which realty sky- 
rocketed him to fiiine us a writer. 

in "7% Cunts" Eissell wm wjiL- 
1n« about sointiUuntf hi? know per- 
sonally—although it was far re- 
moved from the river. 

The story ctmtiurned the gar- 
ment business und Dick knew 
about that because of the family's 
jjunnent factory {GUivcr Campuuy 
of DubLuiuei cluf>cd>. 
Now ft KfW One. 

Admittedly the rest of the fam- 

urea to cliooue (ram. 

Mennwhile, back at the hase 
camp r fishing, riding and hiking 
will be directed by experienced 
who don't 

Just a couple of weeks ago,* "j ___ 

writing in loughimd while seated y]\ bo expected to do out Ihert, 
in the quiei at the Dubuque jjiib- he tells you. "yrobably sit around 
lie library, Bissell finished the 
final chapters uf his newest story 

,iv is enjoyjim il iw. Even for lhc.mcn.Lcrs -or there 
vnunnsliTH, the pnec around thclcllmb. Fuod will be prepared by 
family home in the" Enst K^ts aja Canadian packer whom the 
liLtle furious sometimes. . - . Mountaineer* have hired to take 
■There'* aluravs the phune." soy* .earn nf buying, transporting and 
JUurion Uiksl-h" with a wifely siiih. cookta* durinp the twu wer>k s at 
. (the Lake Macon base Ciimp. 

iWtllolljwond, ^ j All wlll be hearty, but 

Bissell Is looking forward to his breakfast will be especially siib- 
well-eorned rest because the next stantlnl, includine cereal and; 
slop will be Hollywood, by early> rU it as well as ham and fflES- 
NovriYiber. |kohid Mountaineers have found 

There he'll he working on the il difficult lu nvnirt nddhitf 
fllmini! yf ''Pajnma Game". iwcluhl uti the summer trips, but 

honestly don't know whflt|tney agreo that the __slepped-up 

Only 89 World War II Vets 
Left When SI Bill Expired 

Kent, highest distinction; John 
HandnU, high distinction, and 
Leonids RatermanLs, distinction, 
all nf Iowa City, and Vernon 
Mauls on, Manchester, highest dis- 

Another East lowan will re- 
ceive a certificate in. practical 
wasjnursing at the-eommeiicenient. Slie 
Donna Brenneman aL Kalotia* 

IOWA CITY— Eighty-nine stu- 
dents at the University of Iowa 
were going there under the Gl 
bill when, It expired recently. 

Those students are no longer 
subsidized. The 89 students are a 
far cry from the numbers that 
descended on the campus when 
public law 346— the Gl bill 
signed in. 1B44, 

Tlie fit'st semester o( the 194G- construction and hiiiallation oi 
47 sdhooL year saw tlie peak ot scn-ines in the University ol lowi 
veterans enrollment under the'^ittiiLiil Hcsearch buildinfi wiU bs 
the Cl bill. There were 5,519 eii-i flCCP pU:d up is l:3u p.m. Aug. 23. 
holled at that time. Tlie tlgurc'The services include tfefcm, water, 
decreased each yeiit tince thenli-Lcctricily, air anil ijui. 
land in 1951-52 there were l,S2ll The SL5 inllHoii research center 
veterans In SUl tinder the Gl,hi now being constructed between 
bill. the University genera! hospital 

t*. a JAa vM^n* Und the Medical LnborBtortes 

•t&dSf'Kn* 0!& tt ra S*i «» «»«»» - d c " ani 

bill. In Iowa, llMlfl veltrans | 

untl look wise. Hut I've tut to tic 

"Suv Darling". "It will be new, interesting, nc- 

Acain Bissel! has chusen toJcitinK -but I'll probabl.v too very 
write about a subject on which hc-ialac woen 1 ui tluouili, 
has plcnly Of Ilral-haiKi knowl-j An.vlhlllf CookliilT 

e(lRP - . I Ask Bissell wliat's next on his 

yhysiCill activity calls lor 
adequate (liel. 

At the end of h strenuous day, 
thf company relaxes fit a nlghtly 
campfirc with slory telling and 

More ClIinblliB- 

After 11 days in the Mount 
Assitliboine psrk, the Maunlain- 

"Siiy DnrlihC". is the story of al rf . A and wll ii ke ]y,eers will hlKe back to Sprny dam, 

youiifi fellow rrom Iowa who coos. u VO u t i, a i he and innie of thnseiwhere they will repack their 
cast and "gels mixed ut>" with h - . collaborated with himlvehides. Those who have only 

' u in some oi the wwk have pin™, t»i> «- M ki for vacalioi. i will re- 

-■ ■ ■ --' 14 hon:e. The others will drive 

cast and "gels mixed us)' 
A'ew York mid Broadway. 

01 1ho hook, Blsscli says: "01 
this one I can't deny that it's 
about roc," 

"Say Darling" will he published 
In tbc spriiiu by Little, Brown 
and Company. 

Longer than most of Bissell s 
previous works, the newest will 
run about 70,000 words. 

A Brlff Respite. 

Bissell, his wife and three of 
their four children are enjoying 
ibis brief respite hack on the river. 

People hack in New York and 
their friends ill Bowayton, Conn 
can't unrtaland why the ttissclls 
want to come bark to lovva at ail, 
and especially in the slimmer 
when Eowayton is at the helRhl of 
the vacation and baatini! season. 

"Folks bade there think Iowa 
is all corn, prairie and hot winds," 
BissnU savs. "They ohviuusl.v don I 
know about the Mississippi anil 
about houseboatinp." 

With the last chapters oi the 
newest, honk out of the way, Bis - 

of the work have plans, |two v/e< 
"We've been talking about a turn hoi 
thing on a convent ion— maybe 
convention of. lumbermen," Dick i 

imcdical research. 

took nrlvmitaVP of the hill at n 
cost of SISI.COO.OOD to the fed- 
eral f inurnment. This Included 
both college and vocational 
trnfnlnjr. I 

Win. Shelley AivarrJ — Geurg<s 
Abhe of Springfield, Mass., a 
fuiruer instructor at the Univer- 
sity of Iowa, has been awarded 
i the SHOD Shelley Memorial uwhiU 
Generally, tlie bill providedj IOI . lo^ii. It was presented by the 
that veterans had four yearsfpoelry Suciety of America. Abbe 
from the time of their discharge received his master's degree from 
or tile end of the war, which.^vcrfsfji. 
came lirst, in which to .siart 

MARION BISSELL, wife of the author, pausei while reading the New York 
Times to iisten to her sister-in-low, Susie (Mrs. Fred Bissell of Dubuque), in the 
"lounge" of the "No Bottom". On the wall in the background U a pen-and- 
ink sketch Brother Fred Bisiell did in an afternoon's visit aboard the big house- 

northwest to Banff to load 
supplies for hiking and climbing 
ay£ near Lake Louise. 

•I've also been thinking about Continuing 75 miles north from; 
goi'ig on with a book about a Lake Louise on the Banff-Jus- 
town which might be Dubuque."! per highway, they will iittempt 

he renorls "t started it once and such peaks as Mount AtliabuskO; membership of moie 
then laid it aside. I might gct in the Columbia ice fields. Tli*ii' includes individuals from many 
back to that sometime kodu." 
Just Now: A Strelth. 
But for the time being, Dick 
Bissell and Company is interested 
in one thing primarily: 

Soaking up lot of Mississippi 
river sun, in a nice, long, com- 
l" fnrtably quiet stretch on the river. 


and states as farjed person is admitted to 8 suit- 
where theyjaway as Georgia, Virginia Ore-|"»^°'^ ]K(ure ^ 

Washington and California, ! trrict[ , tJ s m iiEl( . nrrs . A to- 

Many members have joined cs-!t a | of 200,000 persons have ot- 
scntially because they "enjoyed! tended Uic lectures since Hie se- 
the outdonrs." only to find theiu-'" c: 
selves excellent niountnin climb- 

lWcctlnfr In Denmark — T vr a 

incdk'al seienlisls from the Uni- 
versity of luiva are scheduled id 
speak in Copenhagen, Denmark, 
during tile Second International 
Congress of Physical Medicine 
Aug. 1U-2J. 

nr. \V. ]->. Paul, professor of 
internal medicine, and J. 1. 
Hoiuh, professor of biochemistry, 
Will read papers describing re- 

,wh which has been conducted 

they will go farther north in Jas-| universities 
per national park, 
will scale Mount Edith Cavcll or gon, 
Mount RobSDn and see Lake Ma- 
lign. They expect to return to 
Iowa City around Hcpl. A. The 
first group will precede Diem by 
about a week. 

Contrary. to common belief, all 
of the Mountaineers are not Iowa 
Citians, or even lowans. The 
than 1,000 

(Continued fr o m Page 1.) 

of towering 

tains, in lull view 
Mount Assiuiboine. 

Forty pounds of duffle Is al- 
lowed each Mountaineer for the 
. - , . „„„,, trip. This includes tents, sleep- 
sell is having his first relaxation d ^ sweilt ers, 
n ~ n "" nm ip:u-kas *nd booH, and the pro- 
iessional climbing gear. 

... months. On the No Bottom 
dirre arc few distractions. 

t he honseboal has no telephone, 
no TV, nnt even a radio, unless 
vou want to count tlie little crystal 
'set Dick isn't sure will work al all. 
).>w Nclehliors. 
Nearest neighbor to the Bifsell's 
Nn Bulbini is Hernando'! 
nway, a snta..- , ^ 

and owned hy Dick's » ro j h "'l r0 und~"ihe lead clilnber's waist 
t'red Bissell or Dubuque, and hK;.^ fuye ))ilsM5 through the caro- 
wire. „„„„. nf Ihmer and down 10 climbers 

The Hideaway is, as ^matter °f | h( , nKilll . 

The official climbing Tope 

This gear includes pi tons, the 
melnl spikes to drive into the 
ice or rock for holrilnft ropes. A 
small metal circle called a cara- 
biner fits through a hole at one 
end of Ihc pilon, and rope is 
, , Hfrt . ithreadcd through this circle lor 
t I ^i K ,,ni safety when sealing vertical rock, 
smaller hotiscboa^bwl I jie ' eui , thc „^ ,., tied a- 

. and his ? 

, a matter of j' 

neiBWjorly' fnet", the only fjsn of 
life in unl direction from the Hu, 
flnllnnl. Between them anu I en- 
tress Lake hnat harbor, a distance 
of a mile and a half, there is only 
one otner hoi!>ehoal. 

In this secluded quiet the Bis- 
,ells can swim, fish, relax, go 
boating, selling their own pace 
for all activities. 

The three children with them 
are Sam 4, Annstasia, 7 and Na- 
taniel '1 Tommy, 13, long known 
as the author of the family hi] - 
lctip' "Tlie t'cnlon Place Journal , 
is at Exeter academy this sum- 
mer and wi'.: evirnii there in uie 

•■I Like This—" 

Ri«te I is enthusiaslic about the 
houseboat, about coming back lo 


even-sixteenths of an inch thick 
and 120 feet long, while the 
small rnppeU rope, used fnr rapid 
descents, is one-fourth 
thick and 20(1 feet long. 

No Llullvr. 

Completing the list of climbing 
equipment are crampons (shoe 
spikes) for safe walking on icy 
steeps, snow goggles, maps, com- 
passes and flashlights. There will 
be no wnrries about hunting 
guns, since all firearms are pro 
hibiled by rules of thc club, as 
are drugs and liquor. Musical in-, 
slrunieuls are welcomed mill, 
camp unweighed. 

Mount Assiuiboine. first climb- 
ing objective of the Mountain-' 
. „, . vl cers. is ration the American. 

•'Yea know I like this," he tclls^lalierhom because is rtiemb'csi 

evs nfler some practice under 
skilled leadership. 

Such a novice lvas Cclla 
Eckey, an Iou'ft City IiIkIi 
school music Icarhcr. Begln- 
nlnff in 1052, she lias accom- 
panied the xruup on four sum- 
mer oittingit- She made one 
winter trip lo Mexico and went 
on the club's weekend outings 

diool. They had nine years in 
which to complete it. 

Housing Demand. 
The demand for classroom 
space and hausine became ter- 

Next to the Iowa river, jast 
south of Iowa avenue, a small 
town appeared when some mil 
trailers housed veterans families. 
Another small inum wax npnr 

city park. There were DO trailers 'al the University Medical Center, 
there. • « * 

i 'the Hawkeye and IUverdalel To WaaldnRton — William E. 
villages have disappeared. The rorler, associate professor of joui- 
lasl of the trailers were removed;n:,lisin at the University of lawfl, 
in 11153. will direct a study of education 

However, tbere are still f^T'aud coiJiniimieuliou* for the Edu- 
. students at SCI. These are tholi-aiinna] Policies Commission in 

„. , ' .. , . , . . students attendiill! school !indei':Washineton, D.C., nevi year, ac- 
Weekend outmp include tr ps; Mli , K(lrcnn G[ M n resl |U iCerd i ng t n Leslie G. Moeller, di- 
ounne ipnnB nnd winter months m of lhc mLirl - ie d student bor- rcemr of the of lournal- 

to hiking, climbing and campu s | rnpl[s nnd ^ huusi , unU ,i jHm . 
spots such as the Bnekbone stale | 1]ui]t a - fl lf , raaDr;lry measure fo ,.| • * • 

r i- « i^ =i-m.| Worl " war 11 vctcrnns, are siill| "Study by Mail' 
i .ilnaoes shHL r l|SL- A glT at main- temporary 1 175 university classes in 23 de- 
'buildinijs also are still in use fur partmenls ore offered in the 
lassroom space. IQali-3T "Home Study Through 

. » » Correspondence" bulletin p u b - 

Honor Craduitrs-Several stu-,l is hed recently by the SUI exten- 
(lents from Thc Onrettc nieo will', 5 ' ' 1 division 


Now llisa Eckey even prefers i 
the liarder, more technical rock (r|p ^ ,, r|)Up „„ iv 

vcrJ . after a ten-hour trek suitably 

cliinbiufi lu snow climbing, 
ccnlly she accomplished 

difficult "friction" climb (an as- 
cent made by pressing the back 
and feel against opposite walls 
of a narrow crevice) of a "chim- 
ney" at Devil's Luke, Wis. 

Earl Carter, another experi- 
enced climber, joined the Iowa 
Mountaineers in 1947 and has 
climbed 14,40fi-foct Mt. HfiniOl' 
in Washington, Ml. Adams' 12,- 
al)7-foot heipht and the Mexictin 
Mountain Popocatepetl's 17,834 
feel. Carter is a janilor in the 
SCI denial buildinE. | „ 

Me tells of an Alaskan gale of ."j. 
GO mile-an-hour winds which , ,? re . 
broke bis tent po'e and eollapsed!f rca ^' _ f ; 
his shelter one trce7.h. p. nieht, and |!luc U 11 - 1 - 11 
how he was roreed to spend the 
rest of the night hnldmg clown hi: 

. . , „ _ , _„ A total of 

the Mississippi lalisfldes 
pf,rk near Clinlon. Some 2a 
bers from nearby stales converge ]J 
up^hn the appointed tiiot on Kii- 
day nifiht and return home oil 
Sunday. Kaeh pays Ins own trans- 

ixirlatinn and fend costs, wilh no ( , , , 

profit being made by the club. !be graduated will, special - „ 

- -- - f'Uv ors from the Lnlversity or lowa^ NLWHALL — The rlev, 0. 

" Wednesday al 7:30 p.m. lu the Schieiber, pastor of St. Johns 
fieldhouso. iLulherai) church here the last 

Thev are: Bernard Weinbers, 12 jeers, has accepted a cnll to 
distinction; Joan Leehcv, Indo-ithe Lutheran church at Br o°k- 
]edencc, hifih distinction: Chris- Held, Wis., a suburb Of Mil- 
tiun Jcpson, distinction; Thomas waukec. 


A 2a-milc hike from Iowa 
the Amnna colonies is a 

Aniana meal, 

Iter ten-hour 
famished for 
tberl says. 

Uotliered by Destruction. 
Tlie Mountaineers are worried 
about the destruction of rueged 
beauty takinR plate in many 
psik areas. "Of course we are 
erateiul l'i early leeislntnrs Tor 
their feresieht in sellini; aside 
parks," Ebeit says, "but very lil- 
tic has been done in Hie lasl 30 
years to prewivi- these privileRes 
tor the rapidly growine, pupulH' 

e stilt ennucTi picmc 
coiiUnues, "Init the 
1, ,vi r wha wants lo 
fish, hunt or climb in solitude 
away fro n, tourist - congested 

only protection Irom the ice nndj"™' 3 ls , i ! ,a ' ™™, u „ 6 ,'^ 

blowing snow. Such mishaps! more people and M.slm . h have 
clon'l discnurage him a bil, how 'crowded into tlie lem.unini; 
n- f... iliee wilds. 

' „ , ., _ . The Mountaineers feel that 

Organization Setup. Wowing exploitation of these 

At pre.ienl the group is gov- areas by lumber interests, water- 
erncd hy a cauneil and opera ted! power rnnrernr. trimist nrpani7a- 
by several committees. There are;1ions and other 

four categories of Mountaineer 
membership, The active member 
goes on every experiilion and 
outing and votes for officers nnd 
vacation coals and on other mat- 
ters, lie pays S4 n year and re- 
ceives the Mountaineer publkn- 
Lion "The Iowa Climber". 

The, associate m e m h e r pays 
only Sa per year and may lake 

groups wiii destroy ihe real 
beauty or such parks as the Red- 
wood "national forest, the Olympic 
natiunal park in Washington and 
Colorado'* Dinosaur recreational 


Mountaineers' plans 
promise to take them off the 
heatrii track for a few more 
cars at least- la 1M7 one group 

HIGHLANDER WINS— Marian Smith, 19, of Cleveland, 
a nunino, student at th« University of Iowa and a member of 
tha Scottish Highlander! now in Europe, won wveral prims at 
(ha International Dancing festival In Edinburgh, Scotland, last 
week. Her parents earns from Scotland. Story on page 

pari in the same events, but he | will CO to the Ilncky Tvlointain 
may nut vole. Thc expedition national park in Colonuln and a 
member accompanies ihe club second lo Hie Northern Selkirks 
primarily on the summer outings. 'or thc Hcbbic Hums seetn n of 
ai.d the traieluguf nii'iiibcrstiips Uritish ( ciuinla.,, In la.iH out, 
cover admission Ii the Moun- gionp will aeair visit the Mnvnr- 
taincer film-lei-mres given ap- ian Aljis, the Italian imloniitos 
proximately tv iee a month dur- n nd the Mattcrliorn rcfiion ol 
ing tile school year. Any interest- ;S".iUci land. I 


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