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OLIVER BEEN In Snlphtir tudent will lead revival SULPHUR - Oliver Deen of fPineville, a Louisiana College ^Student, will be the evangelisl "tfor a youth-led church revival -at the Houston River Baptisl Church today, Sunday. Saturday and Services today and Saturday 'will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday services begin at 10 a.m. anc 6:30 p.m. Music will be directed by Lloyd Nelson and Janice Gwin will be the pianist. The Westwood Baptist Church youth choir of West Lake wil 1 present special music al the service Friday, i There will be a youth fellow ship period in the church fellow ship hall following each of thi evening services. The Rev. D. W. Hudnall i pastor of Houston River Bap tist Church. ( DeRidder gets Southern Bel! group manager DERIDDER - William M Michelet, former commercia supervisor for Southern Bel Telephone Co. in Baton Rouge has been named the company' group manager in DeRidder ef fective Sept. 1. Michelet previously serv& as office manager and traffi manager at Lake Chales. H was transferred to Baton Roug in 1957 as a traffic manage and was named commercia manger in 1955. Everyone^gets into state T po By BEN THOMAS Associated Press Writer NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Pott- ,cs is almost a religion for many people in Louisiana, but fie worship used to be confined olely to white Democrats. in Saturday's primary elec- ion in the state, not only are Negroes running against white Democrats with aft even of bet- ef chance of success in several chool board faces, but the Republicans are evefi staging pri- nary contests. At least 20 Negroes are seek- ng Democratic nominations for grassroots level offices. In two small parishes Negro voters outnumber whites and the Nea-o candidates for the s c h o o 1 wards in East Carroll and Madson may win* The Republicans, who already hold 20 elective offices at the city or parish level in the state, are conducting a primary con* test for a U.S. House nomination as well as battles for the school board in Baton Rouge and Shreveport—two of the larger cities in Louisiana. The state had 159,033 Negro voters—13.8 per cent of the total —just before the 1960 presidential election. Today there are 225,153 Negroes—18.1 per cent of the total. The 225,153 were enrolled by parish registrars. An additional 12,193 have been registered in five parishes by federal examiners under the 1965 Voting Rights Act. A three-judge federal cour ruled Thursday those registered by the federal examiners cai vote in Saturday's election anc poll commissioners must help illiterates. The parishes involved includ ed segregationist Leander Pe rez' Plaquemines and East Car roll. Even with 1,203 Negroes enrolled in Plaquemines, whites still outnumber them 5-1 in vot ing strength. However, in East Carroll along the Mississippi River, Ne groes now outnumber white. 2,726 to 2,384 in registration strength. "I feel pretty good about it Everybody is happy," said Erl Armstrong, one of the two Ne gro candidates seeking two Ward 3 school board seats in Saturday's primary. Armstrong 66, owns a dry cleaning firm and a service station at Lak Providence in the extrem northeast corner of the state. Armstrong and F. J. Atlas ari opposed by two white candidate in the race. "I want you to know," Arm strong told a newsman, "tha when I'm elected rn serve all f the people of Ward 3, not just he Negroes." In Madison Parish (fallolah), ust south of East Carroll, Ne(roes were permitted to fegis- *r by local officials and now utnumber white voters. The . Prank Wilson, a Negro, is osing three whites fof one chool board seat; Haffison Jrown, another Negro, has one White opponent for a second chool board post. In 1960, Madison and East Carroll parishes did not have a ingle registered Negro voter. There are Negro candidates or school boards in Caddo Institute is planned at Grand Coteau LAFAYETTE — A theology nstitute for teachers of reli- ;ion in Catholic high schools of the Diocese of Lafayette will be held Aug. 22-26 at the Aca- edmy of the Sacred Heart, Gran Coteau. Attendance at the institute is open to religious and lay teachers of religion on the high school evel, according to Rt. Rev. tfsgr. Richard Mouton, assistant diocesan superintendent of schools and director of the institute. Although pre-registration has jeen conducted, a few last minute registrations are being BUY THIS NOW Why struggle along with your old beat-up mower? Now there's no need to wait. 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Great addition to any kitchen, Now free with any new WHIRLWIND mower*. $14.95f value. *0(fer subject to expiration without iotice, IManufacluier'ssuggested retail price. TORO' SOUTHERN SUPPLY 439 Ryan St., diaries. La. KQEHN REPAIR SERVICE r, La. WfSTUKEtAWNMQW- BESSE'S FIRISTONI STORE Rayne, (4, PATIN'STIREfr APPLIANCE Abbeville, ^a. 6QRDELON HARDWARE Abbeville, La. accepted. Basic courses are to be offered in theology and scripture as well as a consideration of the documents of the Second Vatican Council. 'alcasfeu and West Feliciana parishes. A Negro is running for mayor of Minden in a special primary and Negro Daniel White Jr. has two white opponents in the race for city marshal at Opelousas. In Shreveport 10 Republicans are battling for five nominations to the school board, which already has three GOP members. There are two GOP school board primaries in Baton Rouge. A heated battle among the Democrats in the 6th District for the U.S. House nomination has overshadowed the quiet GOP contest between Crayton G. (Spariy) Hall and John P. Cornette, both of Baton Rouge, fof the 2,853 registered Republican voters in the district. the only statewide race is on the Democratic side for the U.S Senate. Allen J. Ellender, 75 who ranks third to Senate sen iority, is opposed by Troyce Gulce, 33, a businessman and political newcomer who has traveled 50,000 miles in three months of campaigning, and J p. DeBlieux, 53, a state senator from Baton Rouge. There are Democratic pri mary contests for six U.S House nominations with three incumbents having only token opposition. The Klu Klux Klan has reared its hooded head in the 6th Dis trict Democratic contest. Rep. James H. (Jimmy) Mor rison, a 24-year veteran of Con gress in line for chairmanship of the House Post Office Com mittee next January, is fighting for his poltical life. Morrison's chief opponeni John R. Rarick, a transplante Indianian who resigned a stat says the incumbent inserted a atement in the Congressional lecord identifying him — Rar- ck — as an officer and member f the Klan. The basis for his statement that he says so," Rarick oared. Rarick filed a $500,OCl slander uit against Morrison on Vednesday in state court at St. i'rancisville. Thursday he said he'll withdraw from the face md drop the suit if the FBI 'can produce evidence that I am now or ever have been a member of the Ku Klux Klan." Morrison has been telling rat State buys Port Hudson battlefield BATON ROUGE - A $194,395 payment from the Louisiana State Parks and Recreation Commission in finalizing the purchase of the Port Hudson Civil War battlefield for a State Park was made to the Mills Estate on the site this week Director, Lamar Gibson has an nounced. The land became the property of the state in December when Thomas L. Mills representing his family transferred the deec and title to the State. The land was bought with state fund; matched by Federal funds. Port Hudson state park is located 12 miles northwest of Ba ton Rouge in East Felician Parish near Zachary. On thi property are the remains ,. Fort Desperate, the Bull Pen, y audiences throughout fhe dis- .• efs — part to trade 24 years of i ber for the 2nd, 3rd, 6th and 8th rict that he had been Willing to tay in Washington until elec- on day, but "my opponent, ohn R. Rarick, and his small and of hooded followers started campaign of vilification and irt-throwing." There are actually six canfdi- lates on the ballot for the Dem- xratic nomination from the listricf, which embraces 12 par- shes — counties — stretching rom the highly Industrialized area around Baton Rouge east o Bogalusa, a racial hotspot in past months. There's one named James Morrison, a Slidell businessman. This Morrison is not related to the incumbent, whose middle initial is "H" and whose home is Hammond. John E. Jumonville, 46, a former state representative from Iberville Parish who ran second behind Morrison in a nine-man race two years ago is also on the ballot along witt James A. Edwards, 70, of Mount Hennon; and Leslie C. Matheson of Port Allen. Matheson withdrew in favor of the incumbent, but his name seniority and experience for an empty pillow case and a sheet." Rarick: "I dare Mr. Morrison o deny his connection with }ORE — Congress Of Racial Equality — and his illiterate voters that he had registered by the illegal Voters- Rights Act. He Congressional Districts. On the state level, the campaign for the 3rd District Public Service Commission seat is being closely watched. It's seen as a test of Gov. John McKeithen's popularity and a bellwether for the gubernatorial las made it known that he is i two-term amendment on t h e the black power candidate by j November general election bal- his voting record. It is now ap- i, f parent that in the past Morri-' son has had the Klan backing which has kept him in Wash- And that he now has his back on his and seeks a new own bloc Rifle pits" tions. and other fortifica- 'j LSUli 1 will be on the ballot and his votes will be tallied. "Rarick's band of extremists preach nothing but hate and doesn't agree with their views," Rep. Morrison charged in a recent speech. On the same day, Rarick fired back: "In the closing tiays of the campaign, he — Morrison — is invoking a new kind of class hatred and Is obviously focusing his campaign toward the illiterate-bloc vote." Morrison: "My opponent is against everything that's 1 taken place in the world since the invention of the wheel, and he's not even sure of that. It would be reckless on your — the vot- ington. turned friends vote." Rarick also tells the voters that renomination of Morrison would be an endorsement of the Johnson admini^ation. In addition to the 6th District, there are Democratic primary contests in the 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th and 8th Congressional Districts. Reps. F. Edward Hebert (1st), Otto E. Passman (5th) and Edwin Edwards (7th) have only token opposition. Rep. Edwin E. Willis, chairman of the House Committee on Un-American Activities, has as opponents in the 3rd two seasoned campaigners—State Sen. Dudley J. LeBlanc, who once made a fortune out of the tonic Hadacol, and State Rep. Dick Guidry, 36, but a 14-year veteran of the legislature—plus political novice Ernest Kelly, 33, a lawyer. State Rep. Larry Parker of Alexandria is furiously campaigning against U.S. Rep. Speedy 0. Long in the 8th District and is given an outside chance of unseating the first- term incumbent. Republicans will have general election opponents in Novem- This particular PSC seat has been used three times as a springboard to the governor's mansion. Huey P. Long, Jimmie Davis and McKeithen were elected to the PSC before winning races for governor. McKeithen resigned his PSC seat three years ago to take office as governor, then named John Hunt—a nephew of Huey and Earl Long—to serve out the unexpired term. Hunt, with McKeithen's blessings, is running for a full-term. One of his five opponents is John B. McKinley, who ended his 20-year law partnership with McKeithen to make the race. McKinley also resigned as chairman of the State Sovereignty Commission — a post he was named to by the governor—at McKeithen's request after filing- for the PSC. Also in the race are State Rep. John Garrelt of Haynesville, a veteran legislator and strong segregationist; former State Rep. Wellborn Jack of Shreveport, another ardent segregationist; state Rep. Parey Branton of Shongaloo, who describes himself as a "Wallace- Goldwater, free enterprise, right to-profit Democrat," and Perry (Buster) Coleman, a Pollock oil. lease broker. FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 1966, Lake Charles American Press 15 tt'M •""' ' ' '' ^fc ' /% ' '*' " 4 ' ' *''!» w' /> " like August. safe v/t & ' f/yfiv new car e better buys than others bf^^sim^^ - , . . . i«•*£"' "i ; "* *t&Stt$ 7. . '"'<< ' '' -> V '•„>, ',S">1 '• '• •<>&#: (SEE YOUR IQCAt TORO DEALIR) And there's never been a better Chevrolet About August; August is the month your Chevrolet dealer picks to offer the best buys he can. It's the month he has a wide selection of models, colors and extra equipment right on hand. So you can just pick out the Chevrolet you want, with exactly what you want on it, .and in a matter of hours you're enjoying driving again. It makes August feel like summer just started. About Chevrolet; Take the Impala Sport Sedan you see here. This has got to be one of the best buys on the roadL It rides like a charm. That's because Impala has Full Coil suspension and a stance that's really wide. Foam-cushioned seats for you to relax in. Deep-twist carpeting to pleasi your feet. Rugged Body by Fisher to make Impala sound. Plus eight standard safety features, like back-up lights, for your added protection. And as for Impala's looks,,, well, just look. And then look at the attractive price.,, now, right now, at your Chevrolet dealer's. CHEVROLET Chevrolet • Chevelle * Chevy n • Corvair • Corvette See the man who can save you the most-your Chevrolet dealer CAGLE CHEVROLET INC 17 4464 1924 East Broad LAKE CHARLES 4334363

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