Lake Charles American-Press from Lake Charles, Louisiana on January 7, 1966 · Page 7
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TOO CLOSE — A school bus and truck have difficulty in passing on the 18-foot wide Moss Bluff Bridge. Notice in the picture that the mirrors on the two vehicles are only inches apart as the drivers edge past one another. (American Press Photos by Burl Vincent). FRIDAY, JAN. 1, 1966, 7 Three Bridges To Be Built in Calcasieu Contracts for the construction of three bridges on main arteries In Calcasieu Parish will be let in May, according to the State Highway Department. Arsene Stewart state director, notified Wumer Hob- erts, Ward 1 police juror, Thursday afternoon the contracts were for the con* strucllon of bridges at Moss Bluff and English Bayou on U.S. 171 and at Indian Bayou on La. 378. Roberts told members of the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Monday that Moss Bluff Bridge would "cave In" before the end of the year. The jury voted to ask the highway department to expedite the construction of the bridge as much as pos sible before a serious acci dent occurred. The proposed bridge at Moss Bluff will be constructed about one half mile downstream from the pres en I wood and steel structure which was built in 1923. The English Bayou bridge will be west of the present structure. On La. 378 the Indian Bayou Bridge wfll replace a ferry that now connects the Moss Bluff community and the West Lake area. The bridge is slated to be built slightly east of the ferry. MAKESHIFT SUPPORTS — Pilings under the Moss Bluff Bridge on U. S. 171 have sunk far below the level of the bridge. Some pilings have been cut off and timber inserted under them. The two pilings shown which do not have timber In-; sorted under them have had unanchored blocks driven between the top and supporting cross member. ir WORK STALLED Role of Urban Agency Unsure Trio Held In Probe of Night lub Fracas Three young men are being leld in Calcasieu Parish jail rending the completion of an nvestigation into a free - for- all fight outside the Giesha louse on East Broad Street ear y Thursday. Calcasieu Parish deputies are checking reports that one of the participants, Nelson Manuel, 23, 707 Alamo St., was shot. • , Manuel and two 0 a k d a 1 e youths, Lawrence J e Stock man 25, and Tommy W. Tomp kins, 17, are being held. The Lake Charles man has a "scratch" at one of his tern pies, which a doctor who ex amined him said "could have been caused by a shot." A .38 caliber English - made Mstol was found at the scene but the trip disclaimed any ownership. The inciden occurred about 12:35 a.m Thursday and is believed to have started over women. WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson reportedly has decided against shifting the ulation are two Republicans New York Gov. Nelson A. Rock efeller and Baltimore community action part oC his antipoverty program to the new Department of Housing and Urban Development. But he still has not made up bis mind when to appoint a secretary to head the new urban agency. A bigb administration source reported Thursday that Johnson had rejected a recommendation to shift the community action program made two weeks ago by his special task force which studied the functions and organization of the department which came into being Nov. 8. The source said Johnson backed the position of Sargent Shriver, director of the antipoverty program, that this was a bad time to consider such a switch, although it might be feasible later. There was no indication whether Johnson would name a secretary and announce specific decisions relating to the new Cabinet-level agency before Monday's opening of the new congressional session. In the meantime, housing ad ministrator Robert C. Weaver, a Negro, continues to run the de partment. Officials say private ly it is stalled on dead center and there are morale problem and delays in starting pro grams. Theodore R. McKeldin, mer Maryland governor. Mayo a for 12,01 In 11 Durino. '65 BOSTON (AP) - Fire killed some 12,000 persons in the United States and destroyed property estimated at more than $1.7 billion during 1965, the National Fire Protection Association sai today. The death loll was up about 100 over 1964 and close to the record of 12,100 in 1954. The property damage estimate of $1,760,000,000 was more than $100 million higher than in 1964. It approached the all-time high of $1,783,000, set in 1953. The association also noted a "significant increase" in fires set deliberately, but gave no figures. Deaths in home fires reached some 6,50 persons in 1965, in eluding 2,100 children. There were 6,550 such deaths in 1%4. Texas Driver Jumps Curb, Strikes Pole A Houston, Tex., motorist who didn't see a curbing at Broad and Louisiana Streets ended up with two traffic tickets after striking a utility pole about 6:45 p.m. Thursday. Ticketed was Ceodis Woodard, 38, who told city police he was driving east on Broad and struck the curbing, ruining a right rear wheel and tire before striking the Gulf States Utilities Co. pole. Neither Woodard or a passenger in the car, Laval Woodard, 22, also of Houston, were injured. Damage to the pole was estimated at $30 and to the tire and wheel at $50, police reported. The worst U.S. fire tragedy in 1965, the association said, was The new secretary will have in an underground missile silo SHIFTED SUPPORT — On« of the pilings under the Moss Bluff Bridge has shifted several degrees from vertical. Compare the piling support with the railing support which remains in an absolute vertical position. to make a case before Congress early in the new session for funds to begin toe new rent supplement program. Congress decided to delay funding it last near Searcy, Ark., on Aug. 9. Fifty - three workmen were trapped. A hydraulic line ruptured during welding and oil ignited. October as confusion over the program's administration arose, after Weaver was questioned g about « by *8jnate appropna- lions subcommittee. In other major disa-slc-rs, 17 rsons in nearby homes were ...lied when a natural gas pipeline at Natchitoches, La., failed, , resulting in an explosion and The only thing Johnson has i lire March 4. said about a possible secretary! On Dec. 11, i:i pei>on.s died in is that he wants the best mania Chicago tavmi when a dis- available. Among the newest j gruntled former customer set a names being mentioned in spec-! fire with gasoline. Sowela Sets Course In Alterations A training program in the alteration of men and women's clothing will be conducted by Sowela Technical Institute, beginning Feb. 1. Applications for this program will be accepted from Jan. 1025 each Monday and Tuesday 8 to 11 a.m. and 6 to 7:30 p.m at Sowela. This program is available to male and female adults. Further information is avail able by contacting Sowela. Pair of Breakins In North LC Are Being Probed City police are investigating two reported breakins at North Lake Charles establishments early this morning, J. E. (Pete) Stout, chief of police, said. Patrolman Wilbert Shephard discovered broken windows at Robert's Pharmacy, 402 N. First Ave., about 4:15 a.m., and at. 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