Ewell T Guidry Accident 1 Dec 1964

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Ewell T Guidry Accident 1 Dec 1964 - DALLAS, TEXAS COMP Lake Charles American Press...
DALLAS, TEXAS COMP Lake Charles American Press DEATH VEHICLES — Willie DeVille, DeVille, 43, became ihe 36ih traffic fatality fatality in Calcasieu Parish, when the motor scooter (upper photo) he was riding was struck by a car driven by Ewell T. Guidry at ihe intersection of Division and Kirkman Streets Monday. Monday. DeVille was thrown onto the hood of the car and hit the windshield. (Lower photo). (Photographs by Detective Detective Wayne Hester of the Lake Charles Police Department). Parish Traffic Deaths Reach All-Time High Traffic deaths in Calcasieu Parish reached an all time high with the death early today of a 43-year-old Negro man who was injured in an accident shortly shortly after noon Monday. Willie Deville, 2033 Vito St., died in Lake Charles Memorial Hospital at 2 a.m. today from injuries received in the accident accident at the intersection intersection of Kirkman and Division Streets. The death was the 36th in the parish this year as a result of traffic accidents. According to the Lake Charles Police Department accident report, report, DeVille was riding a motor motor scooter when it was struck by a car operated by Ewell T. Guidry, 32, of 2813 Creole St. The report indicated DeVille was traveling east on South Division Division Street and was evidently turning north onto Kirkman Street when the accident occurred occurred at about 12:10 p.m. Guidry's car was traveling ON RED PROPOSAL south on Kirkman Street, according according to the report. The report stated DeVille wa: hit by the front part of the car was thrown onto the hood of the car and then slammed into the right portion of the windshield. windshield. No charges were filed pending pending completion of the police investigation. investigation. The 35th death in the parish occurred November 22 when Dr. Russell P. Harris was I killed in a one-car wreck on I Louisiana 27 north of Sulphur. i DeVille's death was the sixth i traffic death inside the city 1 limits this year. STATE EDITION 5 CENTS LAKE CHARLES, LA., TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1964 '22 PAGES NUMBER 25.90a Special Session Phase 'Mop-Up' Today IN RIDEAU CASE Six Jurors Are Chosen (Sec Earlier Story on I'agc 9) BATON ROUGE (AP) - .Six jurors were accepted Monday n the retrial of Wilberl. Rideau of Lake Charles on a charge of nurclcr. The trial was to reconvene today today after prospective jurors were in and out of the courtroom courtroom for 12 hours Monday. Court recessed at 10:10 p.m. Monday. Much of the first day was consumed consumed with defense motions, one which raised a question never raised in the previous appeal appeal of Ridcau's 1961 conviction. conviction. A prime ruling of the court came when the defense moved to quash the indictment in which Rideau was charged by a Calcasieu Calcasieu Parish Grand Jury with three crimes—murder, kidnap- ing and armed robbery. Dist. Judge Elmo Lear overruled overruled the motion, but not until considerable argument among attorneys in a different courtroom courtroom from that in which the prospective jurors waited. As a result, the indictment was physically changed with a grease pencil being used to strike from the grand jury indictment indictment the "cpunts" concerned concerned with kidnaping and armed robbery. A white piece of paper was pasted over these charges and Judge Lear held this was proper proper though he told the lawyers he was uncertain whether it was proper. But the judge said a district attorney can nolle prosse charges charges if he desires, A defense attorney attorney argued the alteration of the indictment didn't constitute nolle prosse of charges, but actual actual physical change In the grand jury indictment to suit the purposes of the district attorney. attorney. The amended indictmenl leaves Rideau charged only with ] murder of Mrs. Julia Ferguson, one of three employes of the Southgate Branch of the Gull National Bank kidnaped following following the $14,000 holdup of the bank. It was clear the defense ex- pccts to Iry to keep out of the record any reference to the bank robbery or kidnaping of the bank employes. The charge is confined only to murder under under Section I of the murder law, and not to that part of the law which defines murder in connection with commission of a felony. After the indictment was altered, altered, Rideau was rearraigned over objections of the defense lawyers. He pleaded innnocent and innnocent by reason of insanity. insanity. In questioning prospective jurors, jurors, Dist. Ally. Sargent Pitcher Jr. and Lake Charles Dist. Ally. Frank Sailer made it clear they will be seeking the death penalty. The defense made it clear they were seeking jurors who are not biased against insane persons. It also questioned jurors on bias regarding race. The six jurors left after the flurry of challenges at the end of the night session include Ramon Ramon E. Ydarraga, Dr. James B. Zachary, Fred 0. Miller, William H. Davis Jr., Peter James Klover and Roy L. Moran. Moran. Eleven men, one a Negro, were seated in the jury box when court recessed. However, five were under challenge by either the state or the defense. The three defense challenges include the Negro, Herman Raby. When the defense excused excused Raby on a pre-emplory challenge — one in which no cause is given — Pitcher jumped to his feet to ask that the minutes "reflect that Mr. Raby is a member of the Negro Negro race." Elven Ponder, one of the court - appointed defense lawyers, lawyers, objected to the district attorney's attorney's remarks and asked that they be incorporated in the record. record. Judge Lear sustained the objection, and it was clear the comments will be part of the record, already filled with exceptions exceptions to court rulings during the first day's proceedings. Mercenaries Free More Hostages MISS CHRISTMAS — Elizabeth Ann Gales, Oakdale High Schodl senior, will be featureJ as "Miss Merry Christmas" during the Oakda'.e Christmas Christmas parade Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Thn ys.r- is sponsored by the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce. President Named By GuSf A, R. Johnson III of Baton Rouge, prominent in state and southern banking circles, has been named president of the Gulf National Bank here. Johnson comes to the local bank from the Louisiana National National Bank, largest bank in Baton Baton Rouge. He succeeds the late Sam M. Richard who died April 27 this year. The announcement of ,1 o h n- son's selection was made today by former Gov. Sam 11. Junes, chairman of the board at Gulf National. Johnson presently holds t h e. office of vice president at Louisiana Louisiana National. Prior to his connection connection there he was president of American Bank and Trust Co. of Baton Rouge. His father was an organizer and founder Senate Studies Last Major lax Proposals BATON ROUGE (AP)— Operation Mop-Up began (nrlfiy for Gov. John Mr- Koilhon's legislative lc;id- rrs in tho L'0-day special session the governor called In raiso teacher pay. The Senate, which had t h c governor's last two major tax proposals to consider, returned at 9 a.m., and the House an hour later. Much of McKeilhen's legislation legislation came to his desk Monday with legislative approval, or was on its way. The remaining MR pieces of administration legislation in the. Senate were his tattered Sfi million million sales tax on real estate transactions and his proposed authorization for local governments governments to boost the two-cent sales lax a penny, with void- approval, to support teacher pay. Another Rood fiehl loomed nn Rep. Ford Stinson's constitutional constitutional proposal to set a February 0 public vote on a onc-c e n't sales tax for teacher pay. Senators talked Monday of a move to strip the bill of its public public vote features and make of it a straight one-cent sales tax , boost. In action Monday, the Letjis- ; lature gave final approval to McKcithen's key bill to I"-' :• M sales taxes by requiring whole- : salers to collect them from <•<•• lailers and sent il toward his desk. The Senate fouuht off an assault assault of amendments to Mr- Keithen's proposed pay raise schedule for teachers, and passed it 37-1. The measure! was sent to the House for consent consent to Senate amendments. A companion measure I o r 1 school bus drivers passed t h e | Senate 35-3, and also went to ; the House for concurrence in amendments. ! In a 38-0 Senate vote, t h legislature gave final approval i to McKeithen's $1.5 m i 11 i o n measure to tighten up on the two-cent sales tax by bringing : casual automobile sales under the law. A. II. JOHNSON III From Baton Itougc FBI Reports Oakdale Man s Arrested

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