Daily World from Opelousas, Louisiana on April 16, 1980 · Page 3
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Daily World from Opelousas, Louisiana · Page 3

Opelousas, Louisiana
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Wednesday, April 16, 1980
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Ooelousos. la.. Wednesday. April 16. 1980 DAILY WORLD 3 Honoring Famous Son Musician Lionel Hampton kisses Mrs. Lucille Armstrong, widow of Louis Armstrong, during the unveiling of a 12-foot statue of her husband at ceremonies in Armstrong Park Tues- Water Stil Rising Flood Damages Mounting ByUPI With the water still rising in some sections of south Louisiana flooded . by torrential rains, of-I ficials in just one of the I four parishes inundated ; by floodwaters have ; estimated damage at $150 : million. ! - Three hard-hit parishes i still have not even : prepared their estimates. 1 ; And in one of those, St. ; Tammany Parish, the raging Pearl River was expected to crest sometime late today at 7 to 8 feet above flood stage. "Rivers north of Lake Pontchartrain continue to pose a problem," the weather bureau said late Tuesday. "Precautions Cutbacks Announced By Ford Motor Co. By UPI Ford Motor Co., in a "painful and difficult" move to trim losses, has ordered additional deep cutbacks in its domestic operations that will eliminate 15,000 jobs. Tuesday's announcement by the No. 2 automaker that it will close three plants and eliminate work shifts at four others affecting workers in four states and Canada prompted a renewed call from the United Auto Workers union for curtailment of the flow of foreign cars to the United States. "The Carter ad-, ministration cannot in good conscience sit placidly by as foreign manufacturers reap enormous sales and profits from the U.S. market while American workers stand in unemployment lines," said UAW Vice President Ken Bannon, head of the union's Ford Department. Ford said it will close its Mahwah, N.J., car Lose water bloat with 0DRINIL -Nature's Way Hen 0DHINII can help you lose excess weight due to excess water retention during the premenstrual cycle 0MIRl-a gentle diuretic compound contains natural herbs m t tablet that is eltective and last acting. - OWNL-the Natural water pill is guaranteed to help you lose thai uncomtorlable water bloat and temporary weight gam or your money will be retunded Unveiling 'Satchmo' day. The park dedicated to the city's most famous musician is located next to the French Quarter. (UPI Telephoto) should not be relaxed." Thousands, maybe millions, of sandbags formed temporary dikes in St. Tammany and Jefferson parishes. While the water kept going up in St. Tammany, makeshift : levee repairs finally held Tuesday and water began receding in Jefferson. ' The worst area was ' Woodmere subdivision in Marrero, with 1,200 homes. "It looks like someone built a subdivision in the middle of Lake Pontchartrain," said Dave Fusich, surveying the area. Jefferson Utilities Director Peter Russo said levees must be raised to prevent future flooding. For the second time in assembly plant indefinitely on June 20 and phase out two other manufacturing plants this year. At the same time, Ford said it will lay off 6,100 white-collar workers. That large-scale retrenchment was expected to cut the company's costs by $1.5 billion, Ford said. "Waverly" Fabric Sale! Starts Today Over 900 fabrics to choose from Solids, Stripes, Patterns, Plaids ALL (limited time only) BIG SAVINGS ON IN-STOCK FABRICS Regular values to $15.00 yard SALE PRICED ilfl- two weeks, St. Tammany Parish residents in low-lying areas sandbagged, raised furniture onto boxes or other objects, and took valuable possessions from their homes in preparation for the second near-record crest of the Pearl and the Bogue Chitto. Gov. Dave Treen Tuesday sent state and federal teams into 10 parishes to begin compiling information to determine if a new federal disaster declaration should be requested. President Carter last Friday signed a disaster declaration for St. Tammany Parish as a result of flooding in early April. But Heather Schoen, a spokeswoman for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said residents of St. Tammany Parish are eligible for extensive flood relief for damage this week under an earlier disaster declaration by President Carter, resulting from the April 2 flood. In three other parishes, Orleans, Washington and Tangipahoa, residents hit by flooding this week are eligible for low-interest disaster recovery loans from the Small Business Administration, Ms. 20 O off (While they $399 411 East Landry Armstrong NEW ORLEANS (UPI) Lucille Armstrong, the widow of the man known as "Satchmo" who dazzled millions around the world with his trumpet, pulled a short white string to unveil a 12-foot statue of the city's most famous son and dedicate a park in his honor. With a fantastic array of jazz musicians, the $10-million Louis Armstrong Park built to eventually rival Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen as a world-famed attraction opened Tuesday across the street from the French Quarter. Lionel Hampton, the vibes player, joined Mrs. Armstrong in the dedication. He said music in the park will serve as a living memorial to Arm Result Of Embargo Soviets May WASHINGTON (UPI) The Soviet Union, paying premium prices, may increase beef and veal imports this year by 62 percent as a result of a shortage of livestock feed caused by the embargo of U.S. grain shipments, analysts estimate. Foreign Agricultural Service analysts released Schoen said. Jefferson Parish, however, is ineligible for federal flood relief until a new disaster declaration is issued. Jefferson Civil Defense official Robert Lyons est last weekend's flooding caused $150 million in damage n his parish, mors... Ihao. twice the damage figure in the May 3, 1978, flood. The figure was contained in a report to Treen. It estimated more than 13,500 homes were hit by flooding. The report, which did not include losses to the school system, estimated housing damage at $135 million and commercial and government losses at $15 million. He stressed the figure was a preliminary estimate, but said, "We told the people eveloping these numbers to call it absolutely like it is." Treen dispatched teams from the state Office of Emergency Preparedness and the Federal Emergency Management Agency into 10 parishes to determine eligibility for a disaster declaration: Livingston, Ascension, Assumption, St. Bernard, Jefferson, Orleans, St, Charles, Terrebonne, Lafourche and St. Martin. lait) $599 yard CJnlenora f'fh Phone tW-UM strong. "Every time a bands plays, it's in Louis' memory, because everybody's got a little Louis Armstrong in 'em," Hampton said. "Any time a guy plays any instrument he can play piano, vibes, trombone, saxophone, anything when he plays he's got a little Louis Armstrong." Hampton, Dave Brubeck, Count Basie many of the greatest names in jazz were there. They played in a free jam session lasting well into the night with any and every jazz song imaginable, including one so familiar you could almost see the gravel-voiced Satchmo leaning over to Carol Channing and singing, "Hello, Dolly!" the estimate Tuesday in a livestock and meat circular. In an interview, an official emphasized that the estimate is tentative. He said experts still know too little to predict with accuracy how much extra beef Russia will import and from where. "I don't think we know enough to make an exact number on that," he said. But experts are certain of one thing: that Soviet officials will be paying premium prices to outbid 8some other countries who cannot afford to pay as much for relatively scarce beef supplies. The official predicted that the Soviet Union will buy more beef at higher prices from its traditional suppliers: Eastern Europe, the Economic Community, Australia, New Zealand and Argentina. .. Exfmrt,hav made some ''guesses among themselves as to how much beef the Russians will buy from those nations. Bealls Vista Village manufacturer's closeout! infant and toddler summer playwear from Buster Brown shorts Reg. 3.50-6.50 value shirts Reg. 3.75-7.50 value 'Select from short sleeve shirts & coordinating shorts. 1 st auol itv. assorted colors Sizes 6-24 months, 2-4 toddlers, c BEAJLLS 00 oooo 0000 The Super Charge 3 days only! our entire stock of infants boxed sets eg. 5.25-7.25 20 A selection ol both sleep S play sets Soft pastel colors, many appliqued. Infants sizes small, medium & large. Park Dedicated Hundreds of people were there, too crowding in front of the statue, pressing in for pictures of Mrs. Arm-strong, visiting Preservation Hall where photos of Armstrong graced what is to become a jazz museum, inspecting the meandering lagoon, and eating food like crawfish pie or red beans and rice. "Louis isn't dead," Mrs. Armstrong said. "People think of Louis as if he's still alive. So he's up there somewhere, looking down on all this." She called the park "the most marvelous thing in the world," though she added she'd "have to come alone and see it, because you just can't get around today." "We've been working Increase But they are not confident enough about the figures to release them because they do not have information yet on contracts between the Soviet Union and its suppliers. "We have very little information on actual contracts for this year," the official said. President Carter embargoed 17 million tons of grain shipments and 1 million tons of soybean shipments to the Soviet Union in retaliation for the invasion of Afghanistan. American experts believe that the Russians have made up about 6 million tons of the grain shortfall. They apparently are coping with the shortage by slaughtering hogs and cattle at lower weights than usual, by cutting back on hog inventories and giving poultry a large share of available feed. ' ' American officials believe the Russians will increase their beef and veal imports to 235.000 1.99 rjWfM 2.99 4iH U it's bQby Card! Q off on it ...for, I guess, four-five years. To see it become a reality is one of the biggest thrills. The other big thrill was the day I married Louis." A few blocks from Jackson Square and the Mississippi River, the park is expected to evantually feature almost continuous entertainment and booths offering some of the city's famed Creole and Cajun dishes. But the city has no money now to develop it to match the concept, a mix of commercial, entertainment and park uses. Controversy has swirled about the design and how it should be developed without becoming too tacky. The "giant municipal toy" was designed as "an Beef Imports metric tons this year, compared to 145,000 metric tons last year. The huge increase comes at a time when worldwide beef and veal output is down not only in the United States, but also worldwide. In 1977, the Soviet Union imported 342,000 tons of beef and veal, but that was a year of heavy worldwide beef supplies. In 1978, Russians imported only 56,000 tons of beef and veal. American beef and veal imports are expected to fall 5 percent, despite a new countercyclical meat import law that would permit greater imports to offset low American production. Korea's imports of beef are expected to drop 15 FIRST COMMUNION laFleur's Tot 'o Teen 2HI.Miii MONDAY 9 AM to 8 PM ONLY! week! 3 days entire stock of and nursery 20 Save now on all your nursery needs! Included are sheets, blankets, diaper bags, infant seats, bath tubs, gift sets, pacifiers, bibs, diaper pails, training pants and much, much morel escape valve for the intense pedestrian pressure the French Quarter is experiencing," designer Robin Reilly said recently. Project coordinator Steve Villavaso said, "The word 'park' is very deceiving. It's sort of an adult pleasure garden ...an adult Disneyworld." The 12-foot Armstrong statue was paid for with donations from 20 countries. In his left hand, Satchmo held a 3-foot trumpet at his side, and in his right a crumpled handkerchief like the one he so used often to wipe his sweatbeaded brow. His lips were sealed, though, concealing the famed toothy, pearly white grin that was one of Satchmo's most famous trademarks. percent. Israel will 'import 12 percent less beef and veal and Eastern Europe, 5 percent less. Canada's and Spain's imports are expected to be unchanged while the Common Market's imports are expected to rise 6 percent and Japan may import 4 percent more. Brazil's beef imports come mostly from special arrangements with Argentina and Uruguay. Increased demand from Russia and Brazil is expected to raise world trade in beef and veal slightly, even though analysts said, "Of the exporting areas, only Central Ameica and Uruguay are expected to have more beef and veal available for export in 1980." SOLID BRASS CHARITY'S GIFT SHOP Krots Springs, La. only! infant bedding accessories 0 off

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