The Town Talk from Alexandria, Louisiana on October 28, 1973 · Page 4
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Alexandria, Louisiana
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Sunday, October 28, 1973
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SECTION A PAGE FOUR ALEXANDRIA DAILY TOWN TALK, ALEXANDRIA-PINEVILLE, LA., SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1973 Breaux Says La. Rice Fields Used for Farm Program 'Test' CROWLEY, La. (AP) -U.S. Rep. John Breaux, D-La., says the federal government is using southwest Louisiana as a testing ground for new farm programs designed to do away with price supports. "I have it on pretty good information that the government is going to hand down its proposal for changing the rice program within the next couple of weeks," Breaux said here Friday night. "The federal government is using farmers in southwest Louisiana as some sort of experiment," the freshman Congressman said. "They are juggling figures to build a case for changing the present price support program." Secretary of Agriculture Earl Butz earlier this week 3 Charged With NEW ORLEANS (AP) -Three men were arrested after they allegedly dumped a fourth man off an overpass of Interstate 10 between LaP-lace and New Orleans, St. Charles Parish Sheriff's deputies said Saturday. Deputies said the unidentified victim, who had been beaten seriously around the face, was taken to the Veterans Administration Hospital. Most Troops Now Off Alert WASHINGTON (AP) -The Pentagon relieved most of the 1.7 million servicemen in the United States and in the Pacific from emergency alert Saturday, but left key units at the ready in this country and Europe. "We don't yet have all the assurances, military and diplomatic, that we need to go all the way in ending the alert," a senior official told a reporter. By this, he indicated the United States still is not certain that the Soviet Union has removed about 50,000 paratroopers from an alert which helped precipitate a brief crisis between the United States and Russia. U.S. officials have said this government wants to be sure there no longer is any danger that the Russians will make a military move in the Middle East before the United States ends the alert of its forces. , There were indications that all phases of the alert probably will end by Sunday night. La. Accidents Take 6 Lives By Associated Press Traffic accidents in Louisiana during the weekend killed six persons, including three New Orleanians in one crash. A car-truck collision Saturday at Laplace killed three persons in the car, all from icw wiicoiin. nicy wcic nu- liam Bradley, 71; Fanny Bradley, 56, believed to be William's wife; and Thomas Bradley, 64. State Police said Mrs. Bradley was driving the car when it went out of control and ran into the oncoming traffic lane of the highway. A headon car-truck collision Saturday near Shreve-port killed Majorie Phillips, 19, of Ferriday. Her husband, Rufus, 20, driver of the car, was critically injured. Two pickup trucks collided Saturday near Shreveport, killing Albert Jackson, 30, of Mansfield, one of the drivers. A car went out of control and crashed Saturday near Kaplan, killing Mason P. Trahan, 18, of Kaplan. TURKS! DA VS OA.V Cbewtblft 100 ml. Ubleti. Frc14-dty upply with iny purchue from thii ad. CUP an tin ad and b ring to itor Usted below. 100 i.u. 200 I.U. 400 I.U. 1000 I.U. 100-$ .99 100-$2.97 100-$3.99 100-$9.95 500 Mg. (V, Gram) 100-$ .99 1000 Mg. (1 Gram) 100-S1.98 GENERAL NUTRITION CENTER GNC Alexandria Mall Phone 443-9246 lifted restrictions on the number of acres which can be planted in rice for 1974. Breaux said here Friday night that the new program is an example of how figures are being juggled. He said that acreage allotments have actually been cut, but that farmers have been told they can plant as much as they want in excess of the number of acres allotted. The catch is, he said, that there are no federal price supports for anyone planting more than the allotted acres, including those who begin rice farming after having been in some other endeavor. "Production problems are .inevitable," he said. Breaux said the government is working toward some form of "target price" pro- Dumping Man Deputies said a passing motorist who witnessed the dumping told a state policeman investigating an accident on HO, and deputies and troopers returned to the scene near the Bonnet Carre Spillway and found the victim lying conscious in the weeds and water. Hammond police later arrested the men and booked them as fugitives from St. Charles Parish. They were identified as Frankie Kahdot, 32, of Baton Rouge; Allen Aymond, 32, of New Orleans; and Percy McLaughlin, 35, of Ponchatoula. Police said Kahdot was also booked with driving while intoxicated and driving without a license. McKeithen Will Be Defense Witness at McDougall Trial (Continued from Page One) "ridiculous" that the people who made money, who violated the law, are used to "hurt Mr. Good, who is accused of not telling the truth.' "My views are shared by most of the people I know and by some prominent people in the Justice Department," commented McKeithen in the telephone interview. "Many-fee 1 if they indicted McDougall everyone will be indicted who works in government and it makes it difficult to get convictions of those who have violated a law." McKeithen said McDougall was picked to work with him in his administration "by good government people it was not a political appointment by any stretch of the imagination." There's no evidence McDougall tried to do anything but "get the best deal he could for the State of Louisiana," McKeithen asserted. He emphasized his criticism of the Justice Department "is solely limited to Walter." McKeithen said Walter had urged McDougall "to tell him what he knew about me" and that McDougall knew nothing but good to tell. He indicated Walter had implied McDougall would get a clean bill of health if McDougall would come up with some wrongdoings on COLONIAL 73,,6,h YOU CAN BORROW JT V $1000 TO V ' IF YOU LIVE IN LOUISIANA AND ARE V " Tx I BUYING YOUR OWN HOME YOU QUALIFY ' ' , ? PAY OFF ALL BILLS Jk 1 HAVE ONLY ONE LOW MONTHLY PAYMENT Q X- v FOR A FAST LOAN BY PHONE VN V CALL 487-4589 tiffi ' V& FROM ANYWHERE IN LA. '''" ' "XS. f XVST FINANCIAL SERVICE X;,', . C VJv X A CENTRAN COMPANY SyVi' 734 16lh STREET irS GENTLEMEN! I'D LIKE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT COLONIAL FINANCIAL. D I AM A LOUISIANA RESIDENT. State c gram which would eliminate allotments and leave decisions of how much to plant and when to sell up to the farmer. Sam Firman, Acadia Parish agriculture agent, said target price programs are in effect with other crops in other parts of the country. He said the program involves the government setting a price and paying supports only when the farmer can't make the target on the open market La.-Born Actress, Cleo Moore, Dead INGLEWOOD, Calif. (UPI) Funeral services will be held Monday for Cleo Moore, the southern-born actress who was once married to the youngest son of Louisiana Gov. Huey Long. The blonde actress, who lived with her family in Southern California in recent years, died Thursday, six days before her 45th birthday. Cause of death was not disclosed. She is survived by her husband, daughter, father and three sisters. The Louisiana-born actress played a number of small dramatic roles in the 1950s then launched a semi- serious and unsuccessful campaign to run for governor of her home state in 1960. The buxom Miss Moore, at age 15, was married to the late Gov. Huey Long's youngest son, Palmer, for six weeks in 1944. She wed her second husband, builder Herbert Heftier, in 1961. the part of him (McKeithen). McDougall, 54, is charged with two counts of false declarations, each of which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and $10,000 fine. He was director of the state Civil Service Department when he switched in 1969 to become McKeithen's administrative chief. Near the end of McKeithen's administration in 1972, he was named executive director of the Health Education Authority of Louisiana but resigned that $30,000-a-year job after being indicted. McDougall is now chief examiner for the Civil Service Department. He had previously headed that department for 16 years. Four former legislators indicted along with McDougall and a fifth one indicted later are to be tried "sometime in January," according to Walter. E. Holmen Jones of Oak-dale, Francis Bickford of Hammond, Irving Bou-dreaux of Baton Rouge and Thomas C. Wagner of Albany were charged with mail fraud for allegedly receiving commissions through the mail. A six-count indictment of April, 1973, charged Ordo-neaux with fraud and income tax evasion, and with using his position to obtain commissions on state insurance policies. D D 0 sm" Tel. . City Zip 4 If: ar- .... - p jte lrfi p '; V'rV" SERVICE CITED - Mrs. Mayo Wells of Alexandria receives an award Saturday night from Kenneth Nichols, exalted ruler of the Alexandria Elks Lodge No. 546. The award cites 28 years of entertaining disabled veterans in area hospitals by Mrs. Wells. The presentation took place during the mid-season meeting of the Louisiana Elks here. Nichols was general chairman of the meeting. (Town Talk Staff Photo) Tapp: Expect Milk Price Hike NEW ORLEANS (UPI) -Louisiana consumer protection director Charles Tapp said Saturday there will undoubtedly be another milk price increase in the state soon. Tapp said price hearings before the Louisiana Milk Commission had become useless. Milk processors are currently asking the commission to grant the second milk price Sears buy'em turtlene priced to move out; Special Purchase 97 SHOP AT SEARS AND Satisfaction Guaranteed or Your 7 wii'iiim im is increase months. in the past three "I'm afraid they've become nothing more than a formality," said Tapp. "I think we're looking at six to 11 cents (increase) but who-knows?" The pygmy owl, Canada's smallest owl, is about seven inches long. low! Fast paced fashion . . warm yet lightweight sweaters of 100 Orion acrylic. These easy-care turtlenecks come in many handsome solid colors in sizes S to XL. Charge it on Sears Revolving Charge SAVE Money Back The atore within a Farmers' Market Big (Continued from Page One) lot as early as 5:U0 a.m. to get in. He said it was like a cafeteria, with lines formed at all tables where people were buying things they usually never get to see fresh mustard and turnip greens and the like. Hammond agreed it was a big success. Among the plants Hammond was selling were varieties of boxwoods, palms, pines, sage palms and many others. A quick look around at the goods available at 10:30 a.m. revealed such diverse items as firewood, knitted-dolls, pecans and sweet potatoes. Selling sweet potatoes was Percy Guilbeau of Hessmer, School Budget Set For Natchitoches (Special to the Town Talk) NATCHITOCHES, La. -The Natchitoches Parish School Board, in an unpubli-cized meeting Thursday, adopted a proposed tentative budget of over $6.5 million for fiscal year 1973-74. The board approved spending of $6,658,566.16 in. public money, including a $565,168.17 cash overdraft. The proposed tentative budget, not including the cash overdraft, is some $268,000 over last year's tentative proposed budget. GET INSTANT RELIEF from space problems. Sell "don't needs" with a Classified Ad. Call 442-1331 now! Open Monday-Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. ortly ii ttore at Sears, Roebuck and Co. who related he was selling his yams for 10 cents a pound and expected to sell every bit of his 50 bushels by the close of the market. Mrs. Frank L. Guyer of Pineville said a friend of hers from Cheneyville showed up at the hall a little before 9 a.m. and in 30 minutes, saw everything gone. Fresh produce moved in volumes. Mustard greens, cabbage, and turnips sold in large bundles. One farmer from Pineville commented he arrived with 800 pounds of pecans, selling for 40 cents a pound, and sold out in no time. He then sent for 800 more pounds and sold out again and was starting in on his third round when this reporter - Colder Winter Predicted (Continued from Page One) setts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont), 3.8 per cent more. Middle Atlantic (New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania), 4.7 per cent more. East North Central (II-. linois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin) 3.1 per cent more. South Atlantic (Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia), 6.1 per cent more. East South Central (Ala-b a m a , Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee), 1.9 per cent more. Assortment Men's Slacks and Jeans Sears Price A perfect addition to your fall wardrobe . . . Trim and regular Htyling In solids or fancy patterns. Great 'buvs now for gift giving ,,r for yourself. AH the latest fashion colors. Sizes 30-38 waist. Sears Pricing Policy If nn ilrni i not li-rrilril rr-IiicmI or a rriul purrhuor, it i ul il rcfjuliir price. A eprcial pii r-'liiir though not reduced, i an exceptional vuluc IOI Masonic llriM-lciimlri.i. I.u. 7I.JOI I'hone 113.5001 Success talked to him. i All variety items, like J t-tuce, tomatoes and onic s were quickly sold out, accol J-ing to Williamson. "We didn't get the volur.s we had planned to get becaura a couple of big producers t;t were supposed to cofcs, didn't," he said. "But any(r.e who would have brought fall produce, could have sold jbut easily," Williamson added. He called the venture a tremendous success and a "fantastic" opportunity fcr Alexandria and farmers j organize to get the event prj ducing. "If the market was run weekly, farmers could b almost assured of a turnout l 1,500 to 2,000 people," the RAPC official opined. - J tour regions were ex pected to have smaller heat ing fuel demands this winte than last: West North Central (Iowa Kansas, Minnesota, Mis souri, Nebraska, North Da4 kojta, South Dakota), 0.7 peri cent less. West South Central (Ar kansas, Louisiana, Okla-! homa, Texas), 14.8 per cent less. Mountain (Arizona, Colo rado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, 8.2 per cent less Pacific (California, Oregon, Washington), 4.5 per cent less. "CHARGE IT" on Sears Revolving Charge 197 pair STOKK HOIKS M'iIim.SiHumIu :.'tO to i

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