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Shratepirt yltme Index East Texas Edition Classified ... 4-7C Theaters 6B Comics 5R TV-Radio 8G Editorial .... 4A Weather ,.1-A. AC Sports 1-2C l''or Women 1-3B Three Sections 20 rages East Texas Partly cloudy. Widely scattered thundershowcrs. Highs today to the SO'i. (Weather Map, Detail on fag 8C) Ninety-Third Year of Leadership in Louisiana, East Texas, and South Arkansas As a Daily and Sunday Newspaper Established as a Weekly in 1839 Five Cents 126th Year Vol. 93 No. 283 Times Radio KWKllDial 1130 Shreveport, La., Monday, Sept. 7, 1904 Telephone 424-0373 V A THREE-STORY, block long warehouse (in background) was destroyed by fire yesterday along with a two-story church and seven homes in downtown Fire Burns Large Area In Louisville 100 Driven From Homes Destroyed, Heavily Damaged LOUISVILLE. Ky. UP) A wind-fanned fire surged through a predominantly Negro section near downtown Louisville Sunday and drove about 100 persons from 23 homes that were either destroyed or extensively damaged. Mayor William Cowger called it one of the worst fires in the city's history. Fire chief Eugene Dodson said there was no immediate estimate of damage to the homes, a church or a warehouse, but added it was not expected to run as high as the size of the blaze indicated. The homes were small, wooden buildings. Dodson said the cause of the fire has not been determined, but said residents saw three small boys playing near the warehouse about 30 minutes before the fire was sighted. No one was reported seriously injured. Two firemen were overcome by smoke. Three women were hospitalized for shock. Civil Defense Director Sam Bridgers estimated 30 families were made homeless by the blaze. Thirty other families also evacuated their homes. Many watered down the buildings with garden hoses, while others pilpd furniture on lawns and streets. Seven cars and two trucks, parked in the area, were demolished. Firemen said the fire started in a three-story, block-long brick warehouse built in 1875 as a cotton mill and used in recent years for storage. It was believed empty at the time of the blaze. St. Mark's Baptist Church, which occupied a two-story brick store building, was destroyed. Many other buildings suffered water, heat and smoke damage. Louisville, Ky. Nine other homes were heavily damaged. Photo is by Charles E. Darneal, Louisville Courier -Journal. (AP Wirephoto) DORA STILL FAR AT SEA Storm Threat Increases For S. Atlantic Coast MIAMI 0IPD The U.S. Weather Bureau warned Sun day that although husky Hurricane Dora is still far at sea with 130 mile an hour winds, ' present and pre dieted trends" have increased its threat to the South Atlantic coast. "Interests in that area should keep in touch with advisories since there is a possibility that fringe effects of the hurricane could reach the coast by late Tuesday, weathermen warned. But a late advisory said "there is no immediate threat to the U.S. East Coast from Hurricane Dora and Labor Day plans should not be changed." At 10 p.m. CST, the Miami weather bureau centered Dora about 360 miles south - southwest of Bermuda and 750 miles east of Cape Kennedy. It was traveling on a west - northwest at about 10 m.p.h. Although forecasters emphasized that it was no immediate threat to the coast, they warned that some portion of the south east coast, probably Georgia and the Carolinas, might feel the fringe effects of the big storm by late Tuesday. "The storm has apparently turned a little more to the west," the midnight advisory said. Highest winds were 130 miles an hour over a small area near the center, but hurricane force winds of 75 m.p.h. or more extended 115 miles to the northeast and 50 miles to the southwest in the big storm. Gales extended 300 miles in the northeast semicircle and 150 miles to the southwest. "This is a large and dangerous hurricane," the weather bureau warned and said small craft around the British resort isle of Bermuda, the southeastern Bahamas and northern coasts of Hispaniola, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands should remain in port because of heavy seas. "Those (small boats) along the South Atlantic coast should not venture far from port," weathermen added. Meanwhile fledgling tropical storm Ethel whipped up the ocean about 740 miles southeast of Bermuda with 50 m.p.h. winds but she was apparently moving toward death. Weathermen said that Ethel, moving toward the west-north west under the influence of Dora, would probably be absorbed by the big hurricane today or lose force altogether. "Ethel continues to be in fluenced bv Hurricane Dora and no further increase in size or in tensity is expected," weathermen said. Forecasters here explained that Dora is using most of the energy from the warm Atlantic waters to drive its hurricane force winds. leaving Ethel with little chance of developing into a more power ful storm. Ethel was discovered by the Tiros 7 weather satellite and it boiled ud about 1,200 miles to the east and slightly south of Dora with winds of 70 m.p.h. Saturday. Although neither storm threat ens land, a large area of the tropical Atlantic Ocean was made treacherous to sailors by the storms. Stroller A friend of STROLLER'S recently crossed a downtown street in a hurry and against the traffic light's directions. A lady hastily followed and upon reaching the middle of the crosswalk turned to our friend and said, furiously, "We're crossing against the light!" The perturbed lady added, "I could be arrested for this!" It might be a while before our friend crosses against the light again in view of the multiple dangers involved. Showers Seen In Ark-La-Tex More scattered, mostly afternoon and evening showers and thundershowers are predicted for most portions of the Ark-La-Tex today with little change in tem peratures expected. The Weather Bureau says mostly daytime scattered show ers are expected in Louisiana, while southern Arkansas can expect showers today and tonight. Highs today throughout the area are expected to range from 84 to 92 in Louisiana and 86 to 96 in Arkansas. Texas highs will be in the 90's. Temperature extremes yesterday in the Ark-La-Tex ranged from a high of 91 and low of 68 at El Dorado to 91 and 64 temperature extremes at Lufkin. El Dorado recorded .18 inches of rainfall, the Weather Bureau said. Typhoon Toll Of Missing, Dead Hits 43 Today's Chuckle A real friend is one who will continue to talk to you over the back fence even though he knows he's missing his favorite tele vision program. Early Shopper Young STEVEN COCHRAN of 2614 Darien can rest easy. STROLLER has the word direct that his letter to Santa Claus has been delivered. STEVEN indicated his wants include a racer, dump truck. Frankenstein model, paint and TV . . . Name of Willis STROLLER has a request that any person by the name of WILLIS who can connect his lineage to WILLIAM FRANKLIN WILLIS, born in 1809, or WESLEY A. WILLIS, born in 1832 both in the state of Georgia please get in touch with ELMER L. LASA-TER at 192 E. Southgate Ave., Salt Lake City, Utah. Junior MIKE STANCIL, son of Mrs. INEZ M. STANCIL of 806 Kim-brough, recently attended the 17th annual leadership training workshop of the Sigma Chi Fraternity at Ball State College in Muncie. Indiana. MIKE is a junior at Louisiana State University. (More Stroller on Page 3-A) HONG KONG (UPD-The toll of dead and missing rose to 43 Sun day night in the sweep of Typhoon Ruby through Hong Kong and Portuguese Macao. More than 300 others were injured and thousands left homeless. Latest count put the dead at 27, with 16 others missing. Twelve of the missing were sailors from two vessels sunk by the typhoon the worst to hit this British crown colony in two years. Macao, directly in the path of Ruby's 130-mile-an-hour center winds, was hardest hit but crowd ed Hong Kong suffered more. The typhoon sideswiped Hong Kong with 100 mile an hour winds, and dumped Vi inches of ram on the colony. The slorm ripped scaffolding off hundreds of buildings, smashed windows, snapped billboards, uprooted trees and toppled a high con- struction crane. The streets were covered with debris. Damage could soar into the millions. In Macao, a Portuguese enclave on the Red China coast. Ruby started a huge fire that destroyed a Communist-owned storage building. It sunk or forced aground several ocean-going ves sels in Hong Kong harbor. Hundreds of workmen labored throughout Sunday, clearing the streets of debris and repairing the most seriously damaged thor oughfarcs. A report from Macao said that during the height of the typhoon Saturday a Red Chinese border guard sought shelter there. The guard said he lost his way during the typhoon. He told Portuguese authorities he wished to return to Communist China. After receiving treatment for storm-inflicted injuries, the guard was taken back to the border. He crossed into Red China Saturday night. Gen. Taylor Flies Home For Talks 'Will Confer Willi President Johnson On Future of War In S. Viet Nam SAIGON (I'M Ambassador Maxwell D. Taylor left Sunday for Washington and talks with Presi dent Johnson on the future of the war in South Viet Nam. In an airport statement he made it clear the United States still backs Premier Gen. Nguyen Khanh Before Taylor's departure 150,-000 Buddhists staged a four-hour procession through the streets of the capital in a burial procession of dragon decorated hearses bearing the red lacquered coffins of two Buddhist victims of last week's riots. Taylor arrived in Honolulu at noon HST (10 p.m. CST) on the first leg of his journey. He told reporters that "the situation in Viet Nam is pretty quiet right now. Gen. Khanh is definitely in charge even though it's a diffi cult task in carrying through." The ambassador was greeted by Adm. U.S. Grant Sharp Jr., commander of U.S. Pacific forces The two men went to nearby Keehi Lagoon for lunch and swim before Taylor resumed his flight to the mainland. Taylor was expected to arrive at Washington International Air port at 5:30 a.m. CST today. Sharp was also scheduled to fly to the capital later Sunday night for a meeting with the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Observers believed Taylor's trip may signal the end of Washing ington's remote control of the guerrilla war in Vict Nam and possibly an end to the policy of trying to solve Viet Nams prob lems with vast infusions of men and money. In earlier days a political crisis such as that which rocked Viet Nam last week would have al most certainly brought on a visit by top U.S. brass. Former Am bassador Henry Cabot Lodge was visited so often by so many American cabinet members the Vietnamese press began to take offense. NO BOSSES VISIT It is noteworthy that none of Taylor s bosses have come by to give advice since he took over as ambassador in July. During the Lodge era Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara and other cab inet members descended on Viet Nam every few weeks. 'This is the first of what I be lieve will be a series of return trips because I believe it is very important to have face to face talks with our senior officials in Washington," Taylor told news-; men. He said the long-planned trip had been delayed by the political upheavals, student anti-government demonstrations and Catholic-Buddhist fighting but "I would stress this trip has no relation to those events." Taylor's traveling companions were James S. Killen, director of the U.S. Agency for International Development; Brig. Gen. William E. Depuy, deputy chief of staff for operations and Public Affairs Officer Barry Zorthian, who has charge of American information policies in Viet Nam. Asked about Khanh's position Taylor said, "he is obviously the head of the government. He will be busily engaged in the two months of what I call the transition from the interim government to the provisional government." Asked about Khanh s promise to see that the provisional gov- ernment will be a civilian one; Taylor said: "I think it is too early to see. Obviously the intention is very good indeed, to give a civilian aspect to the government which has been almost entirely under a military government. The purpose is thoroughly laudable. He said he did not think the recent political confusion had affected the war against the Communist Viet Cong. Malays , Chinese Riot Again in Singapore t .... 8 t "W ,C. . SSMtl fes. MEMBERS OF the Warren Commission investigating the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, visited the scene in Dallas yesterday. Looking over the site are (left to right) Rep. Hale Boggs (D-La.); Secret Service Agent John Joe Ilowlett; Sen. Richard Russell (D-Ga.); and Sen. John Sherman Cooper (R-Ky.). In background is the Texas School Book Depository Building, left, where the fatal shots were fired. See story on Page 5-A. (AP Wirephoto) TO PUT DOWN REBELLION Holiday Road Help of Other African Nations Asked in C01120 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (UPD Congolese Premier Moise Tshombe appealed Sunday to other African nations to send troops to the Conco to help put down a Communist-led rebellion. He promised to get rid of his white mercenaries. Toll Rising C7 Vi Fast Rate He won immediate support from Ghanian Foreign Minister Kojo Botsio, who presented a proposal to the Organization for African Unity (OAU) asking for such an all-African peace force. He also suggested an immediate cease-fire and a neutralization of all armed forces. The Ghanaian proposal said after the cease-fire the OAU would supervise a new Congolese general election after bringing together all Congolese party leaders for a conference in Addis Ababa to set up a provisional government and organize a new general election. REJECTION SEEN Observers said the entire Ghana plan probably would be rejected by Tshombe on grounds it would constitute interference in the internal affairs of a sov ereign state. Without mentioning his white mercenaries whose use angered other African states, he said the use of African troops meant he could "dispense with the serv ices of those whose presence in the Congo is becoming an embarrassment." Tshombe's clear pledge to send the mercenaries home indicated he hopes to find a solution with the help of his African colleagues. Before leaving Leopoldville for Addis Ababa Tshombe released some of the mercenaries, mostly from South Africa and Rhodesia. Many African leaders mistrust Tshombe because they feci he is a stooge of whites European and American who are determined to remain in Africa de-spile the bitter opposition of the black African people. Tshombe also told the foreign ministers he was prepared to receive an uau c o m nil ssion which would study the tension between his country and its two neighbors, the Congo Republic (Brazzaville) and Burundi. Observers said this was a major concession on the part of Tshombe because he had accused his two neighbors of aiding the rebels. PEACEFUL REGIONS Appealing for African troops, Tshombe said, "I have in mind that troops and police from friendly African states could be stationed in peaceful regions and in those that have already been pacified. "Such an arrangement would limit and prevent disorder and allow the Congolese government to concentrate its efforts on the troubled areas." In a short speech at a closed session earlier in the day, Tshombe said the situation in the Congo was "dramatic and demands urgent measures. "I will not try to make any accusations or open any pole mics," he assured the foreign ministers. Tshombe's speech, which was released by the Congolese del egation, was described by observers here as moderate and constructive. An OAU conference Two Die in Plane Crash al Allanla ATLANTA (LTD - A private plane, snared in a power line, crashed into a bridge railing Sunday and toppled onto a heavi ly-travelled expressway, killing two of its seven passengers. Although the northeast expressway was crowded, the plane struck no cars. The bridge it hit was about 20 miles north of At lanta. The dead were identified by hospital authorities as Mr. and Mrs. James Jennings of Blythe wood, S.C. The survivors, all severely in jured, were identified as Dr. and Mrs. Shepherd M. Dunn and Dr. and Mrs. Richard Wayburn, all of Columbia, S.C. and the pilot, Bob McAnis, of Greenville, S.C, It could not immediately be de termined whether the twin-engined Aero Commander, ap parently from South Carolina, Multiple Traffic Fatal Accidents, Rain Boost Total The Associated Press Traffic deaths rose steadily Sunday night, outstripping the National Safety Council estimates and last year's record toll for Labor Day holiday weekend. The death toll stood at 352 ncaring the final day of the 78- hour period. The spokesman for the safety council said its records showed holiday deaths were slightly ahead of deaths at the point a year ago, when a record 537 persons were killed in the Labor Day weekend. The Associated Press count began at 6 p.m. (local time) Friday and ends at midnight Labor Day. Rain spreading from the central Plains to the upper Mississippi Valley made many highways hazardous Sunday. Multiple death accidents boosted the total. Four persons died in a collision near Little Rock, .Ark., Saturday night and four young men and a girl lost their lives earlier in a head-on crash of two automobiles near Rufus, Ore., another col lision on U.S. 52 near Ironton, Ohio, killed two men and two young children. The Safety Council had estimated in advance that traffic accidents would claim between 490 and 590 lives during the holiday weekend. To establish a basis for comparison, an Associated Press survey was made covering a recent non-holiday period of three days RAISING FUNDS FOR CAMPAIGN Showers Fall Over Texas; Humidity Up United Press International Ihunderheads glowered over much of Texas Sunday, unleashing light to heavy showers and sending humidity rates skyrocket ing. The humidity and accompany' mg heat failed to dampen tern- troops and pcralures which kept to their new Cuban invasion to be led usual late summer levels. by the commanders of the 1961 Cooler air was en route to the! Bay of Pics attack. Ernesto Freycr and Jorge Mas from 6 p.m. Friday Aug. 21 to spokesman said the midnight Monday Aug. 24. The had agreed to give! toll: 4."6 deaths in traffic. 20 in the floor first to those members boating accidents and 30 by directly involved in the Congo drowning for a overall total of crisis. 1 508. Exile Group Organizes Troops to Invade Cuba Violence Erupts for Fifth Day SINGAPORE (UPD Ma rauding mobs of Chinese and Malays battled Sunday in the fifth day of racial rioting in this tense tropical city. Police reported 26 sep arate acts of violence de spite heavy concentrations of troops and riot squads. The riot death toll rose to U Sunday w ith the discovery of the body of a man under a bridge in the Gcyland Serai area. Eighty-four persons have been injured and approximately 300 arrested since the rioting broke out Wednesday. As the Singapore violence continued. New Zealand troops joined Malaysian security force to flush out remnants of a band of Indonesian guerrillas who landed in two areas in the Pon-tian district of Johore State. It was the first time that New Zealand forces went deployed on the Pontian front since the Indonesian commandos landed there Aug. 7. Of an estimated 50 Indonesians who landed, 14 were killed and several captured. RIOT DUTY The New Zcalanders served as replacements for many Malaysian troops rushed from the Pontian area to Singapore for riot duty. In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian Prime Minister Tengku Abdul Rahman Saturday accused Indonesia and Communist China of planning either to take over Malaysia or to destroy it. Sunday s Singapore clashes were concentrated in the riot-torn Seylang Serai area, where a house was set afire. Most of the fighting occurred during a 3-hour period Sunday morning when police temporarily lifted a city-wide curfew. ' Roving mohs clashed at least 14 times during the day. police said twenty-two persons were hospitalized. Police said Malays dominated the Geyland area. Chinese taxi drivers refused to enter the area. Troops and police patrolled Singapore streets around the clock. More than 160 incidents have been reported in the Geylang Serai area and nearby districts in the eastern suburbs of Singapore since the racial rioting broke out last week. At least five cars were overturned and burned. Rioters stormed two gasoline stations and stoned passing vehicles, including buses and taxis. A police sentry opened fire Saturday when a mob attempted to stone a military transmitting station at Paya Lcba, about a mile from Singapore's international airport. Police fired tear gas to disperse a large mob that was overturning and burning cars off Geylang Serai. Rahman spoke in Kuala Lumpur Sunday before the United Malaya National Organization annual general assembly. He said Indonesia and Red China planned to take Malaysia and there were those in this coun try who wanted to give it to them. These Indonesian and Red Chinese minds are running along thes: lines: If you cannot take it and you cannot take it let us both work together to destroy it," he said. "You have enough men, I have enough men. Between the two of us, our might will and must prevail." Rahman said Malaysia is facing a critical situation. He charged the Indonesians want to strip Malaysia bare, taking all its wealth. "If these Indonesians cannot obtain it by direct means, they will try to do so by indirect means," he said. "So they have among us their own agents who must try to get it away by all diabolical means." Texas Panhandle, but forecasters said it would be Monday afternoon before it arrived. Canosa, two of five leaders of the Cuban Representation in Ex- Rain totaling 1.30 inches failed jile RPXE) who were chosen by to keep the mercury from climb ing to 95 in College Station. Other good rains fell in Victoria and Corpus Christi. Victoria, in the 24 hour period ended at 6 p.m., recorded .85 inches and Corpus Christi received .59 inches. Other rainfall amounts included Austin, .43, Dalhart .03. Alpine .02, and Fort Worth inches. The high reading in Texas was was out of control already when! an even 100 degrees in Presidio. its wheel struck a power line across the four-lane, divided ex pressway. Most other weather stations were in the 90s. It never got over 85 degrees at Galveston. MIAMI 1'PD Leaders of at He said lie would be accom v.i i 1 uoan exiic organization saia j paniod by Eneido Oliva, RECE ounuuy uit-y aie or s a ii i h b mjhtary chief who was No. 2 commando ior a ,n thn iqfil invai nn anH Vinonto Rubiera, former leader of the Cuban telephone federation of laborers. Mas said RECE would accept money "wherever it may come from" if it is offered "under decorous conditions." He said RECE must achieve "economic independence by establishing a reserve of millions of dollars." "Then if for certain reasons a nation which is giving us aid withdraws that aid at the hour of military operation in Cuba for reasons of ts own national security or international interests, we will be able to continue with our military operations," he said. He urged Cuban refugees "to give an example" by contributing as much as they can them-i selves. plebiscite, said a military ccn sus of potential recruits around the world is underway. In a television interview they said a fund raising campaign is being launched to collect millions of dollars from Cuban exiles, American and other businessmen and free world. They denied rumors the United States had given 01 RECE $50 million. Freyer said he and two of the other leaders are leaving shortly for a tour a Central American and several South American countries "to make overtures in favor of the liberty of Cuba." FIRM BOMBED CHICAGO UP! A bomb blast tore open a decorating firm Sundaythe 75th bombing or burn- ing of a Chicago area place of business in 2'4 years. None have been solved. The Want Ad Dept. Is Open Today From 2 to 5 P.M. ORDER your id today by Ehone or place it over th obby Counter for Tuesday publication. Friendly ad-writer on duty will help. GET IT DONE . . . rent or sell it with a low-cost want ad and secure extra cash to meet "bnck-to-school" expenses, pay bills or take advantage of store sales. Ask for the reduced 10-time Tate plan with "cancellation" privileges. "Charge It!" PHONE 424-0373 BOTH Papers . . ONE Low Cost! Parking Available, Lake at Market

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