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^^_ • m Lake Charles American MICROFILM SERVICE * SAIPS CO. P.O. BOX 8066 1-1-*TXX-2 FINAL EDITION 28 I'AGES LAKE CHARLES. LA.. THURSDAY, MAY 25, 1967 NUMBER 26,788 S CENTS Fug/five Is suing Garrison NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A fugitive witness in the Presi-! dent John F. Kennedy assassi- i nation probe has filed a $50 mil- i lion damage Suit in federal dis- i trict court here, naming Dist. | Atty. Jim Garrison and the pri-! vate group financing his investi- j gation as defendants. Gordon Novel, 29, a former French Quarter bar owner described by Garrison as an important witness in the probe, j contends the district attorney's I accusations have ruined his i "reputation as a man of hon-1 esty, honor and probity." The suit seeks $10 million in damages from Garrison and $1 million from each member o[ i Truth and Consequences, Inc., the group formed in March by about 50 businessmen who; agreed to put up $100 a week each for as long as necessary. '< The suit stated that, until Gar- > rison's investigation began. No-! vel had never been "suspected j of or charged with crimes of being a material witness, conspir-. ing to commit simple burglary, theft of merchandise or having: knowledge of a conspiracy to assassinate the late John F. Kennedy." Novel also seeks to know the names of the members of Truth and Consequences, the charter position of the group and how its funds are used. Novel is free on $10.000 bond at Columbus, Ohio, where he was arrested April 1 on a warrant from Garrison's office charging him with conspiring to burglarize an explosives bunker at Mouma. La. He is fighting efforts to return him to Louisiana by extradition. Meanwhile, the district attorney subpoenaed Juan M. Vnl- dcs, a self-described Latin play.- uTighl to. appear in his office today. The issues about which Valdes will be questioned were not disclosed. TOP MAN—Dick Krajicek, Lake Charles executive, right, accepts a certificate naming him the state's small businessman of the year from Gov. John McKeilhen. Lake Charles man gains small businessman title Carlos Quiroga, 30, a Cuban exile, testified for two hours before the Orleans Parish grand jury Wednesday in connection with the probe. He refused to make any comment after leaving the jury room, but previously he told newsmen that he had no knowledge of any plot to kill President Kennedy. BATON ROUGE - Dick Krajicek, president of CESCO, Inc.. of Lake Charles with an 800 per cent sales increase in I four years, was named the Small Businessman of the Year in Louisiana by Gov. John McKeithen. At a press conference in the Governor's pfiicesViWednasday, executives of the Small Buisi- ; ness , Administration, including Everett J. Molony. regional director, and Harvey Decker, division chief, participated in the brief ceremony. First proclaiming "S in a 11 i Business Week in Louisiana, '. Gov. McKeithen listed SBA accomplishments of $216,000.000 in ,' loans and 30,000 jobs created in j the last nine years. Krajicek, selected by SBA as i ; their best example of'a Louisi-1 | ana success story, was ds- j ! scribed by Gov. McKeithen as Five hurricane names retired for 10 years Contraband Days will begin June 3 Contraband Days June 3-11i will burst upon Lake Charles on land, on sea and in the air. Jim Toth, 1967 chairman,; said the 10th annual celebration will encompass all of Southwest Louisiana's 400,000 persons. The one-day observance has now grown into a nine-day j festival of many facets. • The Ministerial Association j will conduct services to launch the fete. A volley of U. S. Army j cannon fire will call the cele-j brants to their posts. ! From then on the invasion will click off with precision. First, the Buccaneers, a local group formed to mark Contraband Days with the right kind and amount of fun, will capture the city. INDEX Page; Amusements 19 Classified 22.24! Crossword 28 Deathn 6 i Editorial & Comment .. 4 Jumble 25 Sports 17-25 Television 26 Women's News 12-13 DOYOU* They will "loot" City Hall and follow the parade route to North Beach where they will board long boats back to their schooner to enjoy the captured booty. Next will come parachutists from Ft. Polk for a jump into the lake. The Sheriff's Department patrol boats will pick them up. Toth said this event is expected to draw 25,000 spectators. Other opening day events include an automobile rally, sailboat races, antique car parade, cabaret theater and a [i r e- works display. At 9 p.m. Saturday, June 3, a $1,000 aerial fireworks display will be set off from a barge in the middle of the lake. Arrangements have been made to accommodate 100,000 spectators along the lake shores. Everyone will have a ringside seat, Toth said, Other unusual events will be the Ft. Polk soldiers' bivouac on the courthouse lawn, a gymkhana, boat parade, and displays. Bowling competition will be held throughout the festival. There will also be National Aeronautical and Space Administration, driver education, boat, wildlife and Army displays in trailers around the downtown area. Plane rides will be a daily event. The beauty contest is not scheduled until June 10. WASHINGTON - The names of five unusually destructive hurricanes which hit the U.S. in recent years, have been retired by the U.S. Weather Bureau. The names, Betsy, Connie, Diane, Hazel and Donna, will be retired for 10 years, the bureau said Tuesday in announcing the code names for 21 storms in the 1967 hurricane season which opens June 1. At the end of 10 years, the names will be returned to the four alphabetical lists which are rotated each year. This year's names are Arlene, Beulah, Chloe, Doria, Edith, Fern, Ginger, Heidi, Irene, Janice, Kristy, Laura, Margo, Nona, Orchid, Portia, Rachel, Sandra, Terese, Verna and Wallis. The names are chosen by representatives of the Air Force, Navy, Federal Aviation Agency Administration and the weather bureau. . ' Girls' names are used because they are "shorter, quicker, and less subject to error than the longitude - latitude method," spokesman for the weather bureau said. House okays bill adding judge, DA assistants BATON ROUGE (API -Bills to give the 14th Judicial District a fifth judge and two more assistant district attorneys passed the House Wednesday.' The bills authored by Hep. A.,J. Lyons now go to the Senate. Vote on the bill to increase the number of judges in the district was 96-1. The bill to establish positions of fifth and sixth assistant district attorneys passed 95-1, A breakdown of the vole was not given. Lyons withdrew his bill to ao- pronriate $20.000 to Niblelts Bluff Confederate Memorial Park. District 21 bond election set for July The Calcasieu Parish School Board Wednesday night voted to call a $495,000 bond issue election for District 21 (Perkins and DeQuincy area). The election is called for July 3. Counting of the votes will be done offically at the" 10 a.m. July 5 board meeting. Purpose of the bond issue is for building new and improving existing school buildings. Dr. C. E. Rutledge Jr. of De- Quincy made the motion for the election to be called. soar SAIGON (AP) - The U.S.. Command announced today that a record number of 337 Ameri-, cans were killed in action last i week, mainly in fighting around \ the demilitarized /one which! has now been emptied of allied troops following its invasion a week ago. The American Command said! the last U.S. Marines and South • Vietnamese units have now left the southern half of the /one, taking with them a wealth of| captured booty plus thousands of civilian refugees. Among the captured items were IflO North Vietnamese gas masks seized Wednesday along with 1,000 mortar shells. The casualty report listed 3137 Americans killed, 2,282 wounded and 31 missing during last week. In addition, 241 South Vietnamese troops were reported killed and other allies, mainly the South Koreans, reported 50 dead. Communist losses were casualties record 2,4(54 killed. All this made the week by far the bloodiest of the war. The week's casualties brought U.S. losses for the war to 10.253 i dead and 61.425 wounded by unofficial tabulation. The previous peak figure for killed in action in one week was 274, reached | twice this year. The toll reflects! the mounting intensity of the I war and the continued growth of American and allied .forces involved, i The joint Marine and South' Vietnamese invasion of the southern half of the demilitar- Pedestrian dies in N. 0. mishap NEW ORLEANS (APj-Mrs. Margaret Calamari. 61, was killed Wednesday when struck by a car at the corner of Bourbon and Canal streets. ized zone, begun last Thursday, had been precipitated by increased casualties caused by Red guns and mortars firing from the buffer area. The week's casualty figure included the (irst three days of the invasion — when allied casualties were severe. With the announcement that U.S. and South Vietnamese forces were again clear of the i zone, the United States ap- • peared to be trying to restore it to something of the buffer status it was supposed to have under the Geneva agreements of 1954 which divided Vietnam and set, up the zone. Whether the North Vietnamese would refrain from again infiltrating 'the cleared- otit area appeared questionable. More heavy air raids over North Vietnam and occasionally sharp ground fighting in South Vietnam were reported by the U.S. Command today. "one of our more enterprising' and financial assistance from [ small businessmen". the SBA. CESCO, a chemical research In accepting the award. Kra- and consulting firm specializing jicek pointed out tluit the spec-'. in industrial cleaning of refin-' tacular gain of 81)0 per cent in cries, petrochemical plants, sales during the past four years pulp and paner mills, and heavy is a part of the Louisiana in- industries, has received advice dustrial explosion. i "Today Louisiana offers the finest business climate in the world.. We ought to know. Where ; else is there an industrial ex-i pansion like the one right here?" ': Krajicek said. "Everyone in our company is , working full capacity, we're ex! panding as fast as we know how, and all this barely keeps up! with our market demands. We've become the point of ori-; ' gin for creative research in in-! dustrial cleaning. Were devel- ' oping new techniques every : week,, setting new production; records every month and dou- j bling sales every year. It's an | exciting situation and we love i every minute of it," he said. j Krajicek came to Louisiana i | from Montana in 1955 armed j with a degree in chemical en- \ ; gineering and a vision of anti- \ i cipated industrial expansion in Louisiana. i With offices in six key cities, j he now claims to be the leading j industrial cleaning contractor in J the Gulf Coast region, and cur- i : rently plans expansion in three • I foreign countries. ! In proclaiming Small Business ! Week in Louisiana, Gov. Mc- I Keithen pointed to 95 per cent ! of all business in the state being "small business" and called upon chambers of commerce, commercial organizat ions, boards of trade and others to participate in ceremonies recognizing the contribution made by the small businessmen of the state to the progress and well- being of all our people". A Navy F4 Skyhawk jet was reported downed in Wednesday's strikes near Thanh Hoa — the 559th combat loss of the air war against the North — but the pilot was saved by a helicopter rescue. U.S. headquarters reported most ground fighting again wa.i in the northern area near the demilitarized zone and along the western edge of the central highlands. ; In the highlands southwest of IPIeiku. a company of th« 4th Infantry Division was hit by a North Vietnamese unit of "unknown size in a sharp hour and | a half battle Wednesday. The Communists poured in a mortal- barrage and about 70 rockets and the Americans replied with air attacks and artillery. When j it was over, there were 35 North i Vietnamese dead, five Americans killed and 14 wounded. The lighting in the north below the demilitarized zone was limited to scattered actions. U Thant winds up PARcrHitiZB talks with Nasser college fees BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) --' U.N. Secretary-General U Thant cut short his peace mission to Egypt today and flew home to report to the U.N. Security Council on his talks with i President Gamal Abdel Nasser on the Middle East crisis. A few hours later, the U.S.. State Department ordered the' wives and children of U.S. officials in Israel and Egypt to; leave within 48 hours because; of what Washington officials de- j scribed as the dangerous situa-1 tion in the two countries. U.S. officials said there was no connection between the or-' der for the evacuation of U.S.! dependents and the efforts ofj Thant to work out a formula in Cairo to head off an Arab-1 Israeli war. ; Two fined for driving while drunk Thant left Cairo 24 hours before his scheduled departure. "I have met President Nasser and I consider my mission completed," he said. "I do not intend to make any statement on my talks here until I return to the Security Council in New York." Aides said he planned to report to the council Saturday or Sunday. Informants said he carried a special message to the council from Nasser. They added it was unlikely Thant was carrying a new peace formula. Nasser, sources said, explained to Thant in d e t a i 1 the Egyptian position in the crisis, and Thant is expected to spell this out in his report to the Security Council and to request the Council's opinion on what the next U.N. move should be in the effort to head off war between the Arab states and Israel. Nasser is reported to have assured Thant of his willingness to cooperate with the United Nations, but at the same I time stressed Kls determination ! to keep Egyptian forces in Gaza and in Sinai and to maintain what he calls Egypt's legal ; rights to bar the Gulf of Aqaba ' to Israeli shipping. Thant met Nasser Wednesday night and Nasser was re• ported sympathetic to the secretary-general's peace proposals. The Egyptian leader also was -reported to have reacted favorably to a French proposal for concerted action by the i ; United States, Britain, France! and the Soviet Union to head j off a Middle East war. Thant's proposals were re- • I ported in Cairo dispatches to j i include a revival of the Egyp- { ' tian-Israeli Armistice Commis-' j sion to put a brake on the ' crisis. I The United States and Brit-1 ain pressed the Soviet Union j to join the three Western allies ' in the effort but a dispatch j from Moscow said Soviet offi-' ; cials were stalling on giving a' i clear answer to British pleas i presented in Moscow by Foreign Secretary George Brown. for building Judge Clement Moss fined two Lake Charles men $125 and court costs in 14th Judicial Dis| trict Court Wednesday on charg- ! es of drunken driving. ; Fined were M. R. Relit'ord, 42, of 1302 Church St. and Ernest Mouhot, 62, of 1925 Moeling ;st. i Reliford was found guilty May 17. Mouhot pleaded guilty in 1 Wednesday's court session. I Judge Moss said if the lines ' are not paid the men will serve 30 days in jail as an alternative. He reiterated his policy of two years that a man found guilty or pleading guilty to drunken driv- 1 ing would have his drivers li' cense revoked for 60 days. This was in answer to one of the men asking to be allowed to retain his license for occupational purposes. In other actions, Judge Moss accepted a guilty plea of reckless driving from Elvin Anderson, 32, of Orange, Tex. Anderson was fined $50 and $13.50 court costs or 15 days in jail. The state moved to reduce the | charge of drunken driving to I reckless operation. Council to meet on pay increase A special session of the Lake I Charles City Council will be i held at 5 p.m. Monday to dis-! cuss a pay increase for city employes. Calling of the special meeting came after councilmen met with j representatives of the three \ major city departments, Fire, Police and Public Works. The council made a proposal to the representatives at Wednesday afternoon's meeting. Employe representatives a/e scheduled to let the officials know Monday morning whether this is acceptable, A five-mill tax appears to be; the only immediate, partial answer to the demands for salary increases. Mayor James E. Sudduth said earlier that the city could levy, with the approval of the property-owning registered voters, the five mills for salaries. Nevertheless, the millage is not sufficient to give policemen the $500 a month base salary sought. Sudduth said that five mills would fall short of producing base salaries of $400 a month for firemen and policemen and $325 a month for public works department workers. He felt the city could make up the difference needed to implement such a pay scale. Sudduth emphasized today that the City Council proposal would not be firm until the em- ployes have discussed the proposal made Wednesday. So, the specific agenda for the special meeting will not be known until Monday. Today's call was apparently triggered by the overwhelming response firemen and policemen have received with their petitions to voters for an election call to raise money for salaries. BATON ROUGE. La. (AP)Legislation designed to charge college students a building use fee drew criticism today from the Public Affairs Research Council. The Senate-approved bill, now in the House, would permit such fees to be charged to students in all state colleges and the Louisiana State University system. Funds would be used to retire bonds issued to build facilities at the colleges. In a special memorandum, PAR said the system not only would raise student costs but could have an adverse affect on the sale of college construction bonds. The memorandum said the proposal, among other things, would lead to: —Negotiated rather than bid sale of such authorized bonds." —High interest rates on the bonds because they would be revenue supported and issued without the "full backin? of the state." —Diversion of "funds normally used to aid in financing the operations of the colleges and universities." —No provision for allocating where the money would be used, "... .at institutions where needed, instead of where the money is raised." —Removal from the legislature "... .control of construction of higher education facilities. .." Syria mobilizes volunteer army ; DAMASCUS, Syria (AP)-The ! government ordered the mobilization today of Syria's volunteer "Popular Army"—a civilian force of more than 250,000 men—and announced it will be issued arms and ammunition in preparation for possible war with Israel. DON'T YOU DARE FORGET to take PEANUTS along on your vBi'stiou. 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