The Times from Shreveport, Louisiana on December 27, 1964 · Page 30
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The Times from Shreveport, Louisiana · Page 30

Shreveport, Louisiana
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Sunday, December 27, 1964
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The iiRfcvn'oHr Tmt Sumlav, Uri" 27, lWil OAK MAN, ONE VOTE RULING Arkansas Solons Worried Over Apportionment Issue LITTLE ROCK, Ark. liP-Menv bcrs of the Arkansas House who come from small counties are a pretty concerned group these days. Some of them are staring into the face of political extinction and they know it. One sure way to stir a vigorous argument in halls where lawmakers gather is to suggest that IhA ITS Knnrpms Court was anything like right when it declared recently that both houses of bicameral state legislatures, must be apportioned, as nearly as possible, on a Lasis of population. This is the so-called one man, one vote ruling that threatens to put an end to rural domination 'THERE ARE LAWS . . Texas Sailors Critical Of Ill-Fated Freighter HOUSTON, Tex. tfi Eleven survivors of the ill-fated Smith Voyager returned to their Houston homes Saturday, some sailors critical of the ship. Quartermaster Donald Covert, 39. said his life jacket became water-logged within 30 minutes. "It was so rotten," he said, "it crumbled in my hands." Covert earlier said that the rudder of the lifeboat that capsized in heavy seas and killed four men could not be controlled and that oarlocks were rusted. The 7,600-ton freighter, a World War II victory ship, was bound for Calcutta. India, from Houston with a load of grain when it cracked a seam 700 miles southeast of Bermuda. Four jiiCbers of the 42-man crew were crushed to death between a lifeboat and a rescue ship, the German freighter Ma-thilde Bolton. One of the dead was George Davis, Houston, an oiler. His body was returned to Houston yesterday. Thirty-four of the 38 survivors left Friday from San Juan Puerto Rico, to New York, where several recounted the disaster for Coast Guard investigators. Covert said the ship should never have been cleared for the voyage. "Talking about how rotten the ship was won't help now, but there are laws on what shape a ship should be in," he said. A San Antonio seaman. Buster Haris, who was in the engine room when the Smith Voyager sprang a leak, said the vessel was listing 30 degrees before the order to abandon ship was given. He said the port side lifeboat lowering mechanism wouldn't work, and that the starboard lifeboat stuck. Thirty-eight of the 42 members of the crew crowded into one lifeboat. Eckart Linke. a deckhand from Santa Cruz, Calif., was credited with saving the lives of 12 of the Smith Voyager crewmen. Meningitis Blamed for State Death OPELOUSAS Lfi Physicians said Saturday the epidemic form of meningitis caused the death of an Aranaudville woman. But they said a five-year-old boy who died on the same day had the non-contagious form of the disease. , Both Mrs. Paul Guidry, fil, Arnaudville. and Kevin Chris Ortis. son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Ortis, Lawtell, died Thursday in a hospital here. The two nearby towns are about 20 miles apart. Cultures showed Mrs. Guidry's death was caused by meningococcal meningitis, the only con-taeious form. Physician said, "we are still working on" cultures of bacteria which proved fatal to the youngster. RELIC FROM GALILEE NEW YORK (.Recently added to the American-Israel exhibit at the New York World's Fair was a six-foot column, weighing more than 2.000 pounds, from the synagogue at Capernaum on the shore of the Sea of Galilee where Jesus once taught. Ineome Tax Guide Book Being Sold The I5 edition of "Your Federal Income Tax" is now available, Chester A. Usry, district director of Internal Revenue Service, announced yesterday. This best-sellinz. Dlain lanzuatrp tax guide contains the answers! to almost every problem individuals or families may encounter in preparing their federal income tax returns. Many examples are given, including a sample filled-in 1964 tax return, to lillustrate ho wthe rules apply to actual situatoins. The publication has been enlarged from 144 to 160 pages to permit a complete discussion of the Revenue Act of 1964 as it applies to individuals. Some of the more important changes and additions provided by the new law include: the! lower income tax rates for 1964; the new minimum standard deduction; the new income averaging provisions for individuals with bunched income; the more liberal rules for business travel and transportation; and employes' moving expenses. Also: expenses for child care and disabiled dependent care; charitable contributions; medical expenses for taxpayers age 65 or older: the tax exclusion of gain on the sale or other disposition of a personal residence by an individual 65 or older; and new restrictions placed on deductions for state and local taxes, personal casualty and theft losses, and sick pay. "New Items in This Edition," a new feature of the publication this year, identifies the more important changes and additions discussed and helps the reader to readily locate them in the booklet. "Your Federal Income Tax," priced at 50 cents a copy, may be purchased at the district office and all Internal Revenue Service offices, or may be ordered by mail form the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 20402. Quantities of 100 copies or more may be purchased at a 25 per cent discount from the superintendent of documents. of the Arkansas General Assembly and legislatures in a score of other states. The first argument the legislators put up is that the Supreme Court had no right to include both legislative nouiei when the U.S. Senate isn't based on population. But by some twist of logic, the Arkansas House members whose jobs are in jeopardy would, if they were arranging things, have the state Senate apportioned on population and leave the House undisturbed. As one legislator from a small south Arkansas county put it: "I'm surrounded by larger counties. No matter what county they put me with, my county will be outvoted. There's no way my county can have representation under this ruling. The issue is likely to be faced soon. A suit set for trial before a three-iudge federal court Jan. 7 asks that state constitutional provisions convenng apportionment be invalidated and that the state Board of Apportionment be instructed to divide the legislature on a population basis. The Board of Apportionment, composed of the governor, secretary of state and attorney general, now has authority only to apportion 25 House seats left after each of the 75 counties is assigned one. These 25 seats are apportioned on population. It is unlikely that any kind of population based apportionment could be worked out to leave each county with one representative. Since the smallest county Perry) has only 5.000 residents, it would take more than 350 House members to give Perry a seat and give the larger counties equal representation. No one believes a House with 350 members would be workable. So some of the representatives from smaller counties have come up with a "weighted vote" proposal. No one has made the proposal formally, but it's being talked about. It would leave the House membership at 100 and would provide for election of the representatives in the counties they now represent. But each man's vote in the House would be counted differently. The vote of a legislator representing a county with 30,000 population would count six times as much as tne vote o( a man from a county with 5,000 residents. This would keep those repre sentatives who fear for th ir jobs in the House while complying with the Supreme Court order Swif t Cold Front Bolts Across Texas United Press International A swift cold front bolted southward across Texas Saturday, dropping temperatures as much as 35 degrees in some areas. Scattered light snow sprinkled areas of the Panhandle during the early morning hours. Readings at noon ranged from a frosty 33 at Dalhart to 81 in McAllen. Winter returned to the state with the rapid movement of the cold air after almost a week of mild, springlike temperatures. The mercury in areas behind the front was about 30 to 35 degrees lower Saturday than on Christmas Day. Few scattered rain showers dotted the upper Texas Coast and southeast Texas Saturday afternoon. H.M.Cotton Succumbs in Alexandria Services Today For Official of Company Baking ALEX ANT) R T AHrhprt Man. ning Cotton. 71. well-known local bvsinessman, died Saturday in New Orleans hospital. He Was KPnrptnrv.troasurpr nf Cotton Brothers Baking Co. Mr. Cotton was born on June 15, 1893 in Corley. Ark., the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Cotton. The familv mnvoH In Al. exandria in 1923 and PstahlishpH the Cotton Brothers Bakery here, which expanded into a statewide company. rive Cotton Brothers bakeries are now beins nnerafoH in Al. exandria, Shreveport, Monroe, Ddion nouge and Natchez, Miss. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today in Hixson Brothers Funrral Hnme With Hi niann - - - . w . w till AS 1 i VII VI til Bryant officiating. Bunai win be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Masonic graveside rites will be conducted. Mr. Cotton is survived by his iuuw, me lormer Hazel wad-ell: a daughter, Miss Elizabeth Cotton of Shreyeport; a sister, kiis. urace Niipiey of Fayette- Vllle. Ark snH thri hllrc ' . ' ' V, U UUIl.g, Henry Cotton nf Favottnuiiu Ark., J. R. Cotton of Paris, Ark.', ana vviniam F. Cotton of Alexandria. He was a Masnn and Shrino and held mpmhprshin in A lov.r, dria Lodge No. 398. F&AM, and El Karubah Shrine nf Shrovnnnrt He was a charter member of the iviwanis Club and the Alexan-dna-Pineville Chamber of Com merce. NINE IN EAST TEXAS Violent Death Count Climbs To 12 in Ark-La-Tex Area The RpminnU Tni ly inhabited fh mnriA-, d; - iui i V. x CIJ111I1- sula where some still remain on a reservation. After the Seminole Wars of 1817, many moved to Mississippi. Times News Service ' The violent death count continued to mount in the Ark-La-Tex Saturday as new fatalities pushed the area total to H. Of the latest count, nine died in traffic accidents and three had died as a result ot gunshot wounds and two were stabbing victims in the first half of the 78-hour weekend period. The worst accident came late Friday when three East Texans were killed in a highway crash near Mount rieasant. Their deaths brought to 18 the number of persons killed in Titus County tnis year. In addition, al least four other area residents died outside the Ark-La-Tex. They were Mr. and Mrs. B. S. Floyd, and their young son. all of England Air Force Base, who were killed near Baton Rouge in an auto accident; and 45-year-old L. B. Harris of Alexandria, La., who was fatally shot Friday night at a Houston beer tavern. Other Louisiana deaths since 6 p.m. Thursday include; Danny Dauzat. 39, of Georgetown, killed in a headon collision Friday afternoon on U.S. Hwy. 165 near Georgetown in Rapides Parish. Antoyne LaLonde. 48, killed instantly early Friday on fog-shrouded La. Hwy. 12 near Starks. He was a resident of Basile, La. -C. A. Walker. 38, of Olla. killed Saturday when a shotgun he was cleaning accidentally discharged and struck him in the stomach. N'ine persons have died in East Texas accidents since Thursday night. They were: Perry Ryan, 47, Mrs. Annie Capchart, 51, and Jerry Ryan, 2, killed Friday night in a two-car collision near Mount Pleasant in which seven other persons were injured, at least one critically. All were residents of Mount Pleasant and passengeri in the same auto. -Elroy White, 28. shot to death Thursday night in San Angustine. Mrs. Richard Webster, of Tyler, killed when her gun accidentally discharged Saturday morning while deer hunting near Maynard. Joe Cochran, 20, of Reklaw, killed Friday morning in one-car crash near Rusk. Patrick Lee McDonald, 19, of Orange, killed late Thursday in two-vehicle collision south of Timpson. -Otis Lee Willis, 13, and Charles Ray Mathis, both killed in traffic accident at Texarkana Thursday night. Statewide, Texas had counted 40 violent deaths 22 in traffic-so far in the long holiday. Louisiana had a total of 12 deaths and Arkansas followed with seven. The Arkansas deaths included two persons who were stabbed to death Saturday night in Texarkana, Ark. The victims were Calvin McFaddcn, 35, and Doris Williams. 35, both Texarkana Negroes. City police were seeking a man recently released from the city jail. BEHIND THE CURTAIN BERLIN. East Germany (P Enrollment of Protestant theology students in East German univer. sities has increased to 592, up 38 'from the previous year. New Kilgorc Officer Named HENDERSON, Tex. - Tatum Brown, a law enforcement offi cer for almost 33 yean and chiff deputy sheriff in Rusk County for four years, will join the Kil-gore police department Jan. 1 he said Saturday. Brown'i appointment as a deputy expires Jan. 1 when Carlton Morton takes office as the county's newly-elected sheriff. It will be Brown's second time to serve on the Kilgore police force where he previously spent 10 years as a patrolman. 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