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She East Texas Edition Index Amusements 23C Markets fiD Business 7, 12D News Digest 2 A Classified 8-11D TV-Rodio 5D Comics 10B Sports 1-4D Editorials Weather 1A, 5B Four Sections 72 Pages Partly cloudy with highs of 65 to 73. Warming trend this afternoon. Weather Map, Details on Page 5B. Ninety-Sixth Year as a Daily and Sunday Newspaper Established as a Weekly in 1839 129th Year Vol. 96 No.

340 Shreveport, Thursday, November 2, 1967 Telephone 424-0373 Five Cents Antipoverty Programs Threatened Johnson Assails Inaction Of Congress, but Voices Optimism About Vietnam (fa 4 Ji By DOUGLAS B. CORNELL WASHINGTON (AP) President Johnson conceded Wednesday things "are not going as well as we would like" in Congress. But he said he is optimistic about Vietnam and "I believe we are making progress." These appraisals came from a surprise news conference in the White House Cabinet Room which also produced some presidential chiding of members of Congress and others who are critical of his Vietnam policy. In addition, Johnson denied he had reversed his policy since the 1964 presidential campaign when he said he was against sending Americans to Vietnam to do a job Asians could do. The conference back and forth from domestic matters, and legislative program and Congress to war in the Far East.

Johnson said he would be less than frank if he did not concede disappointment at congressional inaction on his bill to boost taxesa step he labeled as vital to fighting inflation and holding down what he called galloping interest rates. HASN'T GIVEN UP Although Congress seems to have given up on a tax increase, Johnson wasn't doing so at this point. But neither was he predicting success for his proposed 10 per cent income tax surcharge. "We have to wait and see," he said. The President told reporters, under questioning, that the people are concerned about Viet 1 5p THOMAS 0.

ENGLISH (standing) Aluminum Company of America vice president, yesterday announced the firm will begin construction immediately at Marshall on a multimillion dollar plant to produce bare and covered aluminum conductors. Seated are (left to right) John O. Hayter, vice president of the industrial development department, Southwestern Electric Power Bill Gaw, president of the Greater Marshall Industries, and Ernest Smith, president of the Marshall Industrial Foundation. (Times Photo by Langston McEachern) Humphrey Lands in Malaysia By COLIN BICKLER Reuters News Agency. KUALA LUMPUR.

Malaysia -Security forces tightened their watch over Hubert H. Humphrey here Wednesday following short-lived anti-American demonstrations as the U.S. vice president began a four-day goodwill visit to Malaysia. About 50 leftwing youths in the center of Kuala Lumpur and 100 others in the satellite town of Petaling Jaya dispersed quickly when riot police appeared on the scene. Humphrey apparently was unaware of any trouble as he stepped from the "Air Force Two" jet which brought him from a U.S.

Marine base at Chu Lai, South Vietnam. Malaysian Deputy Premier Tun Abdul Razak welcomed him on behalf of Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman, who remained at home to rest a sprained ankle. Police and members of the para-military field force lined the 14-mile route along which Humphrey drove from the airport to the government guest house where he is staying. Riot squads were also on duty al sensitive spots, such as the U.S. embassy.

Humphrey, who leaves for Indonesia, Saturday, was scheduled to have talks here with Rahman and Razak and visit an agricultural college and the public health institute. "WE ARE WINNING" While visiting Chu Lai Wednesday, the vice president, wearing a Marine forage cap perched on the back of his head, declared confidently that the Vietnam war was being won on all fronts. "I do not say it has been won, but we are winning it," he told a press conference before leaving the camp, 350 imles northeast of Saigon. During his four-day visit to South Vietnam, Humphrey talked to American and Vitnamese political, business and military officials, flew to within 12 miles of North Vietnam and spoke to troops in the country's northern provinces, scene of some of the toughest fighting this year. Humphrey Wednesday flew within four miles of North; Vietnamese artillery fire hitting the forward Marine base at Con Thicn the target of a six-week bombardment which ended early last month.

A few hours before he arrived lo visit men stationed round Chu Lai, Viet Cong saboteurs broke into a helicopter base near here with explosives and caused moderate damage to aircraft and equipment, a U.S. spokesman said. At the press conference Humphrey appealed for patience, saying Viet Cong and North Vietnamese leaders lived with the hope that antiwar agitation in the United Slates would eventually stop the war. "If the American people will unify in their determination to see it through, it will shorten the war," he said, adding that the war was being won on the economic, political, military and ideological fronts. "The enemy cannot possibly win a military victory they know they cannot," he added.

MAYOR LOUIE WELCH of Houston, told members of the Senate Permanent Investigations subcommittee yesterday of techniques used by his city to defuse potential explosions and of attempts to deal with more fundamental racial problems. The subcommittee called Welch to testify as it opened hearings on riots and civil disorders. (AP Wirephoto) Large Aluminum Plant To Be Built in Marshall By JERRY ARNOLD Times Assistant State Editor MARSHALL, Tex. The Aluminum Company of America (Alcoa) yesterday announced it will begin construction immediately on a multimillion plant here to produce bare and covered aluminum conductors. City Hall Can't Solve All Issues, Texan Says By WALTER R.

MEARS WASHINGTON (AP) Mayor Louie Welch of Houston, told investigating senators Wednesday' that blaming city hall for the troubles that ignite racial rioting is a misconception that can add to Negro frustrations and help produce riots. Initial production at the Harri By TOM SEPPY WASHINGTON '(AP) The antipoverty agency said Wednesday 35 of its Community Action programs affecting some 500,000 poor people may be forced to shut down this month unless Congress votes soon to continue funding the programs. And if Congress continues after Nov. 23 its inaction on a resolution permitting the Office of Economic Opportunity to continue financing projects, another 100 Community Action programs will be threatened in December. Similar problems are facing several other federal agencies whose fiscal 1968 appropriations also have not been passed.

They have been technically without funds since expiration of a continuing resolution permitting them to function on a temporary basis until their money bills are approved. Other OEO programs affected by congressional inaction include the Job Corps and adult and youth work training programs. Community Action programs include Head Start, legal services, adult basic education, foster grandparents and neighborhood centers. Seven of the 35 Community Action programs facing the possibility of being forced to close down if not refunded by the OEO by Nov. 23, could go out of business Friday.

OEO spending authority expired Oct. 23. LOCAL DEVICE "The Community Action agencies will have to use some local device to continue to operate," said Don Wortman, associate director for operations for the OEO's Community Action Program. He said a city government, a charity fund or a bank might give the local CAA a loan, but the loan could not be guaranteed by the federal government. "With the lack of a continuing resolution, we have no authority to tell them to make a loan," Wortman said.

"The bank that makes the loan will have to do it on the faith that the Congress will appropriate the money," Normally, about 75 local Community Action agencies of the 1,056 across the country would come up for refunding during November but about 40 have some money left to carry them for a while, he said. The 35 agencies in trouble represent approximately $28 million in refunding. House Okays Bill on Flood surancc WASHINGTON 'UPD The House passed Wednesday a mil-timillion dollar federal-private program of flood insurance for home owners and small businesses. Approved by voice vote, the program would create a unique system of federal subsidies lo underwrite premium cost for. homeowners who want to buy flood insurance which is virtually impossible to obtain now because of prohibitive costs.

The bill calls for underwriting up to $2.5 billion in insurance on some 100,000 homes and small businesses in areas threatened by river and tidal flooding. The federal government would put up $500 million, an estimated three-fourths of the total to subsidize part of the premium costs. Private insurance compa- nies would collect the other one-fourth of the premium rate, which will be established at later date. The measure returns to the Senate which has passed similar bill differing in the financing technique and amount nf insnranrp allowed on homes and businesses. Hi nh School Youth's economic loss nl 404 9 milTinn Welch said the idea that a the mayor's office can deal with all problems confronting a city "only leads to rising expecta tions that cannot be met." This he added, can itself produce destructive outbreaks.

"With the federal government setting so many policies and actually sponsoring commercials on television aimed at helping minority groups, severe misconceptions can be passed on to these groups as to who is responsible for what at the local level, "he said. "People become easily frus-trted when they feel they are being given the runaround," Welch testified as the Senate Permanent Investigations subcommittee opened its inquiry into recent violence that flared! through some American cities. I The mayor also said some federal officials seem totally un-'jy familiar with responsibilities of municipal government. The panel's first step was tabulating on a giant chart the results of 101 disorders in 76 cities: TuioUm lawmon nnrl 118 ei- vilians killed in the past three VPiU'S Seven Killed In Mississippi Road Crash BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss.

(UPD Seven persons were killed and five other critically- injured Wednesday afternoon in a crash involving four cars on U.S. 90 near the Mississippi-Louisiana state line. The Mississippi highway patrol said the crash occurred when a car loaded with Negro teen-agers sideswiped another car and then collided head-on wun a siauon wagon one quarter mile west of the entrance to the Pearl River Bridge. A fourth car slammed into the pileup. Killed were four of the Negro youths and three members of a New Orleans family in the station wagon.

Authorities searched the waters of a roadside bayou on the possibility that other victims tossed from the wreckage might be in the muddy water. The dead were indentified as Mr. and Mrs. Harold W. Niena-ber and one of their daughters, Irene, all of New Orleans; Archie Thomas of Wavcland, Richard C.

Burton of Pearling-ton, Wilbur Williams, 16, of Bay St. Louis, and his brother, Ralph E. Williams, 14, of Bay St. Louis. Two of the injured were in critical condition at the Hancock Countv Hospital and three others were taken to the Gulfport Memorial Hospital.

Leroy Christmas of North Gulfport was the only injured victim immediately identified. Saturn Problems Delay Launching CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) Minor problems preparing America's first Saturn 5 super rocket have forced postponement by at least one day of its Nov, 7 target launch date. No official confirmation was expected from the space agency until perhaps Thursday, when project officials can better as- SNov. 7 date is now impossible.

Webs against a black background where they would catch the sun's rays. He photographed the webs while the spiders were on a diet of flies. Then he fed them LSD from the tip of a needle attached to a syringe. The web patterns suddenly became "all messed up" with the usual precisely spaced spokes overlapping and the webs spun out of shape. The spiders, their sensitivities dulled or distorted moved in lopsided directions.

Kenneth said he concluded that LSD definitely distorts sen sory perception specifically, the sense of touch which is high' ly developed in spiders. Also, size and distance were definite' ly affected." The evidence strongly indicates that LSD affects the senses rather than the brain, as such, he said. stroller ana son County plant to be called the Marshall Works, is scheduled for early 1969. When in full operation, thje' facility will provide approximate ly 400 jobs for workers fron East Texas and Northwest Louisiana. Some 12 to 24 officials with the Alcoa organization will be trans ferred here.

The 500-acre plant site is five miles east of here on the old Verhalen Nursery property at Scottsville, Tex. About 200 acres of the site area will be developed for construction, including a 25000 by 1800-foot plant building to house production and research laboratories. Other initial build ings will house offices and research laboratories. Thomas O. English, Alcox vice president in charge of engineering and purchasing, made the announcement yesterday at a news conference here.

English said, "This is a very advantageous location since it is centrally situated in the heart of a multi-state region in which the national grid power is rapidly expanding and using growing tonnages of aluminum to replace scarce copper as tne conductor material." Most of the conductors made at Alcoa Marshall Works will go to public and private utility companies for use in new electrical transmission lines. Alu minum conductor production at the new East Texas plant will be an expansion of Alcoa's current production at Massena, N.Y., and Vancouver, Wash. No figures were given as to the potential payroll nor ultimate employment. However, plants at Rockdale and at Point Comfort, began under similar conditions and have grown to 1.300 and 1,900 employ es respectively. In addition to the 400 employes to be needed when production gets underway in 1969, Alcoa will begin accepting applications today at their temporary offices here for construction workers with various skills.

English said. "Alcoa selected the Marshall area for our new works not only because of its nearness to growing markets for aluminum conductor but also because it offers adequate area for present and future utilization, a favorable industrial climate, a dependable source of labor and good transportation facilities." The Alcoa official acknowledged the assistance given Alcoa by several groups and individuals in locating and selecting our new plant site John Hayter and his industrial development group from Southwest Electric Power Company, headquartered in Shreveport; Ernest Smith and the Marshall Industrial Foundation; and Frank Green and Bill Gaw of the Greater Marshall Industries. nam and don't know what to expect of Congress and the future. This; he said, has been reflected the behavior of the stock market. Johnson told reporters he did not know when the bell would ring to close the present congressional but said he hoped it would not come until the members have "faced up to some of the important problems that confront us.

He particularly deplored such things as curs in the model cities and rent supplement programs. With respect to Vietnam, Johnson took vigorous exception to the idea that he had changed from a policy statement in his 1964 presidential campaign that American boys were not going to be used to do the job Asians could do. "There hasn't been any change in policy," he said. He said there was only a change in one sentence of a speech he made. He said that we have always said that we didn't want any American boys doing what Asian boys should and he was using the we" to refer to himself.

What he said during the cam paign, Johnson added did not imply then and does not imply now that we would not do all that is needed to deter aggres sion. PEACE PROTESTS At one point, Johnson was asked for his assessment on what peace demonstrations have done to the American cause and how they have affected Hanoi policy. The President said he would hope anyone who has some peace plan would engage in in trospection and ask himself if what he was going to say would contribute to solving the problem. If it would, he said, the person had the right to say it. As tar as 1 am aware, tne President went on, "there have been no great, unexpected de velopments that have come from people on the outside who have busily engaged in finding out what is wrong." He said he had read statements of members of Congress, "but neither they nor editorial writers or columnists have had access to the cables from 110 countries and the men who are responsible for planning of the most intricate, detailed, dangerous and comprehensive steps we have ever taken." Johnson said, without any elaboration, he didn't think those who talk of "snow" and the DMZ or contribute to solv- ments of members of Congress, "phonies help the Marines in ing the problems Americans so earnestly seek to solve.

WON'T SPECULATE Johnson said he thought if the American people could read the Hanoi cables see the reaction to see the reaction to some of the expressions and statements made in this country they would agree with him that "all the statements and proposals have not contributed to solutions to the problems we so earnestly seek." Asked whether he sees any lessening of North Vietnam's determination to go on fighting, Johnson said he wouldn't want to speculate on that. But to another question, whether he is optimistic, he replied: "Yes. I believe we are making progress." civilian and 1.199 collegCi not because of jobs, ice injuiies. housing or the other city ills of- Where's Vp? Space Trip Confusing To Plants WASHINGTON (UPD -Four pepper plants which made a 45-hour flight in space got so mixed up their leaves and stems didn't know which way was up, scientists reported Wednesday. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA published photographs which, it said, showed that the plants experienced "pronounced disorientation" under the effect of weightlessness.

The pepper plants were part of the cargo of living things aboard NASA's Biosa-tellite 2 which made a 30-orbit flight in September. They were photographed every 10 minutes during the trip. "The photos." NASA said, "appear to demonstrate that plants depend on gravity for their orientation." CnaracieiS were ueuuie uiesatu in "terrifying costumes" and the setting was described as "grisly" "It hurts me to think anyone would do a thing like thai." said a Shreveport mother whose child got handed rocks wrapped in foil instead of candy while out trick-or-treating Hal loween night. Mrs. M.

C. HED GEPETH, 3322 Clarke in the West Morningside section of town, said that "one little boy almost bit into one while walking around in the darkness, thinking it was a jawbreaker." Promoted Sgt. W. H. CARTER was promoted to his present rank while stationed in Germany.

He and his family returned from that country in August and visited with Sgt. CARTER'S mother, Mrs. OTIS COLE of Gibsland. The sergeant is now flight chief in charge of maintenance of nine aircraft and ground crews at McConnell Air Force Base, Wichita, Kan. (More Stroller on Page 23-A) property damage blamed for Negro out- A total of 29,932 people arrested, 5,434 convicted.

Those figures led Sen. John L. McClellan, to question whether rioters are being freed with little or no punishment. "1 think it's important to know whether a lot of this rioting has been done with impSini-ty," the subcommittee chairman said. The subcommittee report listed property damage in last summer's Detroit riot at $144 million; that in the Newark, N.J., rioting at $10.2 million.

Listed among the disorders were five civil rights demonstrations, including the 1965 voting rights campaign at Selma, Ala. LEAD OFF CITY Welch said Houston, leadoff city in the inquiry, did not real suffer a community riot. It's troubles last May 16 and 17 flared on the campus of Texas Southern University where one policeman was killed and six persons were wounded in gun battles. Welch said the trouble began demonstrations over such IV WHO uu tui iv. nuui cuiu H't breaks.

But Welch said Houston is not free of "the problems that seem to contribute to rioting." "Our very growth has only too often outstripped our ability to supply services and meet needs," he saicL Welch appealed for better fed 'answers to all problems." The first problem was to gain access to LSD then an experimental drug. After numerous efforts through governmental channels, he received permission to go ahead under the supervision of an Emory University professor, Dr. Harry Williams. He obtained three garden-variety spiders, the yellow-flecked types which spin orbital webs in a clear, discernible pattern. The next problem was feeding them since they would not eat dead flies.

Stunning flies with cold, he placed them in the webs so they would recover from their dormant condition to provide live food. Another problem was photographing the webs. He solved it by spraying them with water and placing them outside ALGERIA PLANS DRAFT ALGIERS, ALgeria (REU TERSi Algeria will have con scription next year, President Houari Boumedienne announced yesterday. In a speech marking celebrations of guerrilla attacks which launched the six-year Snrh a realistic and sDookv Halloween scene was set up on the carport at 8491 Meadow Parkway last night that one trick or treater reported to STROLLER that the youngsters in the neighborhood were afraid to stop at the residence and ask for treats. There were ghosts in sheets, realistic looking coffins, witches and devils.

The Algerian independence struggle eral understanding of the prob- sess whether tne launch attempt in 1S54, he said the army wasjlems of local government andjshould be postponed one, two or preparing for the introduction of said city halls must not be! more days. Sources agreed rnmnulsorv military service next. Hooked unon as "the citadel of Wednesday that meeting the Spiders on LSD Spin Strange Clouds lo Cover Most of Region Varvinc degrees of cloud cover will blanket the Ark-La-Tex lodav. according to the weather bureau's forecasts. T.miisiana will be cloudy to tlv cloudv with highs of 68 to 72.

Scattered thundershowcrs and temncraturcs will strike Hip nnrlh portions tonight. Arkansas will be considerably cloudy with highs mostly in the Invv In mid-fiOs. Occasional light mins will fall this morning. East Texas should be partly cloudy, turning warmer this afternoon. Highs should range from 65 to 73.

Area temperature extremes yesterday found a high of 59 and a low of 43 with a trace of rain at Alexandria. 55 and 49 with a trace of rain at El Dorado, 59 and 48 at Lufkin and 54 and 45 in Shreveport, also with a trace of rain. 'year. Experiments "I feel that the greatest value of my experiments lies in the field of mental disease, specifically schizophrenia," he said in his report. "The effects of LSD definitely resemble those of schizophrenia.

This greatly infers that schizophrenia is caused by a chemical disorder rather than a mental one." Schizophrenia is a psychotic disorder characterized by the disintegration of personality. Thus, he concluded, "schizophrenia may be as easy to cure as diabetes simply by administering a certain drug to the patient. I believe that LSD holds the clue to that drug and thus to the cure of some types of mental illness." The youth has overcome several problems since he decided to start the experiments nearly two years ago. By JOE ZELLNER ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) A 17-year-old high school boy sent spiders on LSD "trips" through distorted webs and concluded that the controversial drug holds the clue to a cure for schizophrenia, a mental disorder.

The experiments by Kenneth Healey, a senior at suburban Decatur High, represent a departure from the more widely publicized use of drugs by youths for psychedelic trips with themselves as guinea pigs. His research earned him a special plaque from the National Food and Drug Administration. It will be presented by Commissioner James L. God-dard in ceremonies in Washington today. The youth photographed the webs under normal conditions and later after feeding LSD to the spider.

LOW BIRTH RATE PRAGUE AP Prague's birth rate is the lowest in Czechoslovakia, with 93 legal abortions for every 100 births recorded, the news agency CTK reports, if Today's Chuckle A reckless driver drives like he owned the road while a careful driver drives like, he owned his car. Times Radio KWKH 1130 on your Dial.

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