Lake Charles American-Press from Lake Charles, Louisiana on May 26, 1964 · Page 1
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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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Tuesday, May 26, 1964
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r » r t* ••> A c n M f <~ titt t Iij ( » a v i I U ii i w u • » y 1 t a >» * CO* •P.O. DOX 8066 4924 COLE AVE Leased Wire Service of { Associated Press • • J^l I 4 DAUUS, TMAS J^i% Lake Charle$ v American Pres$ FINAL ID1T10N SCENfS MICE CttAtkLfiS, tA,i f tlESDAY, MAY 98, 1964 Warm Partly cloudy and wlfftt through Wednesday. V a f i able winds 5-15 ffl.p.h. Uw tdflight 70. High Wednesday 90. Laket Moderate bactefte 20 PAGES NUMBER 25,712 Time for Teacher Pay Hike Asked FOR MORRISON Solons Attend Funeral Rites BATON ROUGE (AP)-Many lawmakers join Gov. John McKeithen today in a motor procession to the New Orleans funeral of deLesseps S. Morrison. In respect to the former leg- A. E. LANDRY In Council Race Arthur Landry Announces For City Council Arthur E. Landry, 43, 206 Lucille St., a resident of Lake Charles for the past 18 years, formally announced his candidacy for the Lake Charles City Council today. Landry, an operator in the Pittsburgh Plate Glass chemical division, is seeking the position vacated by A. J. Lyons, who resigned after he was elected to the Louisiana house of representatives. The democratic primary special election is set for June 13. Born in Jennings, Landry is a veteran of three and a half years service with the U.S. Air Force. He graduated from Jennings High School where he was a member of the 1939 state champion football team. He worked as assistant city clerk in Jennings for several years prior to going on active duty with the Air Force. Following discharge from the service, Landry worked with a seismic engineering company in Alexandria. He is married to the former Ruth Eloise Brisrer. They have five children, Joan, Cynthia, Linda, Bobby and Arlhur Wayne. He is active in youth work and currently is cubmaster for Cub- Pack No. 3. He belongs to the Veterans of Foreign Wars and is a Third Degree Knight of Columbus. Landry attended McNeese State College and the Ryan School of Aeronautics in San Diego, Calif. While in the service he completed three technical schools. islator, New Orleans mayor, and U.S. diplomat killed in an airplane crash in Mexico, the legislature suspended scheduled business until 7 p.m. today. Morrison had accepted Me- Keithen's invitation to help his administration promote industrial growth, despite Morrison's disappointing third straight unsuccessful bid for the governorship. This drew high praise from lawmakers who paid tribute to Morrison Monday. Sen. Jackson B. Davis, Shreveport, said, "When history is written, Chep Morrison will be high on the list in Louisiana." Sens. George Tessier, Theodore Hickey and Frederick Eagan, all New Orleans, paid similar praise to Morrison as members of his political team. Sen. Charles Deichmann, New Orleans, who said he was a political opponent of Morrison, praised his inspiration, vitality and example of dedication to public service. House Speaker Vail Delony, representative from East Carroll Parish, said he felt "Louisiana has lost one of its greatest citizens." Both houses passed a resolution in tribute to Morrison and in sympathy to members of his family. Senate floor leaders introduced McKeithen's code of ethics for state employes and elected officials. New bill introductions boosted the total in the Senate to 213, and in the House to 621. The House passed and sent to the Senate 10 bills. It also passed and sent to the Senate an administration-backed resolution to name J. B. Lancaster as legislative auditor under a new constit u t i o n a 1 amendment. The House passed a bill to authorize parish and city school boards which had operating deficits last school year to borrow money. FAMILY GRIEVES—Mrs. Anita Olivier Morrison bends down to kiss the casket containing the body of her son, deLesseps S. Morrison, prior to the funeral today. At her left is Jacob Morrison. Next to him are Morrison's children, Corrine and deLes- seps Jr. At left is Congressman Hale Boggs. (AP Wirephoio). New Orleans' Citizens Bid Farewell to Chep Morrison NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A bent to kiss the flag that cov- slow funeral procession carried the body of soldier-diplomat-politician deLesseps Morrison and his 7-year-old son, Randy, to downtown New Orleans today to old St. Louis Cathedral. Morrison, mayor of New Orleans for 15 years and a former ambassador to the organization of American States, was one of seven persons, including his son, killed in a plane crash in ered it. Morrison's two surviving children, deLesseps, Jr., and Corrine, 16, stood pale and dry of eye. The family was accompanied by its Negro servants and the cook, Josephine, broke down at the coffin of little Randy. Then Msgr. Henry C. Bezou came to intone the brief services and the coffins were taken out by the military pallbearers. High Requiem Mass was said Mexico Friday. Thousands of persons filed ... . . past the bodies as they lay in! at the Cathedral, state at Gallier Hall, the city's | A steady stream of somber- at 12:15 p.m. and a military service at Metairie Cemetery. Morrison was a major general in the Army Reserves. Others killed in the crash were Oyide J. Cenac, 59-year- old president of a Houma towing firm; Raleigh Pellegrin, 47, of Montegut, a Cenac employe; Hugh Ward, the pilot, who recently moved from Slidell to Brownsville, Tex.; and Mrs. Carolyn Vandergrift, 35, of West night so that legislators couk attend the funeral with Gov John McKeithen leading the lawmakers. Messages of sympathy for Morrison's family and two chil dren, Tpni 21, and Corrine, 1C poured in from all over the na tion and from South Americ which had known Morrison as U.S. Ambassador to the Organi nation of American States. President and Mrs. Lyndon Palm Beach, Fla., and her son, (Johnson sent a telegram o: Municipal Pay Hikes Proposed BATON ROUGE (AP) -Rep. Larry Parker, Rapides Parish, proposes that all municipal garbage and street maintenance workers receive $50 monthly state pay. He introduced a House bill Monday seekinp, a $5 million state appropriation for this purpose. So far, state fiscal officials have indicated there is little if any money in sight to meet the scores of special appropriations bills. In Louisiana, municipal police now draw up to $50 monthly in extra pay from the state. The program may be extended to firemen. old city hall, before the funeral procession formed for the slow trip across town. The mourners included Gov. and Mrs. John J. McKeithen and Louisiana congressmen and state legislators. The governor and 1 many of the legislators arrived ' from Baton Rouge in a 30-car motorcade. faced citizens filed around the flag draped casket of Morrison and the flower-laden casket of his son. By midnight, officials estimated over 20,000 people had filed past the biers. The line of mourners was ordered halted at 10:45 a.m. so that a brief service could be Morrison's flag-draped coffin conducted for Morrison and his and the smaller gray casket son before their remains were I that contained the body of his' taken to ancient St. Louis Ca] son, lay in state in the big! thedral for Requiem High Mass square room that used to be the mayor's parlor when Gallier was the "new" City Hall. An honor guard of servicemen, policemen and firemen stood watch. The room was closed to the public shortly before noon so the Morrison family could make their private goodbyes. Morrison's Mrs. Anita Christopher, seven. Funeral services for Cenac were held in Houma Monday. Services for the others were set for today—in Houma for Pclle- grin, in Slidell for Ward and in West Palm Beach for Mrs. Vandergrift and her son. The Louisiana Legislature, where Morrison served as a representative from 1940 to 1946 suspended its regular business Monday in respect to his memory. Today's sessions of both houses were delayed unlil to- sympathy and a wreath of red and blue Governor Says Special Session Likely by Fa BATON ROUGE (AP)—A special session of the egislaturc on teacher pay may possibly be called as early as next fall, Gov. John McKeithen said Monday. The governor called a special news conference to appeal again to teachers to give his administration time Lo try to help them in their bid for a $35 million pay boost. At the same time, McKeithen announced Union Carbide Co. is ready to start construction of a $50 million plastics plant in St. l\ t f\i|i Charles Parish if the legls- Poverty Bill Is Approved By Committee a foreign WASHINGTON (AP) - T h e administration's $92G.5-million antipovcrty bill was approved today by the House Education and Labor Committee over solid Republican opposition. The 19-12 vote, reflecting the committee's parly makeup, climaxed more than two months' effort on the bill President Johnson has made one of his prime legislative efforts of the session. Called the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, the bill includes a variety of programs designed to "eliminate the paradox of poverty in the midst of plenty." The bill includes several changes from the version sent up by the administration. The chief ones would: —Permit young women, 16-22 to take part in a proposed Job Corps. They would live in residential centers and receive vocational education or work on conservation projects. la lure approves trade sub-zone. Ha said he understood the foreign trade bill offered the legislature by Sen. Jules Mollerc, Metairie, and Rep. Joel T. Chaisson, St. Charles, would help the firm in its imports of raw materials. McKeithen has claimed his industrial inducement program will help expand the state economy and produce more state revenue to support higher teacher pay. He also has said he will have to veto the $35 million teacher pay boost if the legislature passes it while there is no extra revenue to meet the cost. McKeithen also gave newsmen a report he received from a committee, headed by Raymond H. Salmon, which he named to make a study of conditions at New Orleans Charity Hospital. He said his office was drawing up a directive to carry out and his new Charity Hospital board, to be named in about 10 days, will include several of the committee members. Because there is insufficient -Eliminate both public and t j me , he said, no'attempt will private schools from receiving be made to change existing law mrnrf. innnrn siinnnrl nnrlr»r „„.,„„„„:..„ iu_ i :._, , n - Hurricane Fund Bills Introduced BATON ROUGE (Spl.)—Bills An appropriation of $20,000 elderly mother, ' appropriating funds for hurri- ; to the Calcasieu-Cameron Fair Oliver Morrison, i cane evacuation routes and salt was the subject of HB620 in- wept over her son's casket and water intrusion control in Cam- troduced by Rep. Mike H o g a n eron Parish were introduced of Calcasieu Parish and oth- Monday in the State House of j ers. Representatives. Hog an introduced HB618 Laos Neutralists Push Back Reds The bills were sponsored by Rep. Conway LeBleu of Cameron. One of the bills, House Bill 551, would appropriate $300,000 to the Department of Highways to construct the evacuation routes. The second, House Bill 552, would appropriate $375,000 to the Department of Public Works for salt wate r intrusion con- which would increase membership of the State Plumbing to eight members. It also define terms, set Board would VIENTIANE, Laos (AP)-The; Laotian neutralists claimed today that part of their army had! launched a counterattack and driven the Communists back in' the Muong Kheung sector north- i west of the Plaine des Jarres. > Gen. Amkha Soukhavong, neu- i tralist military adviser to Premier Souvanna Phouma, said the Communists had been stopped 12 miles short of their next objective, Muong Soui, on a main east-west highway from the plain. Unofficial reports told of clashes only seven miles from Muong Soui. Amkha said a battalion of neutralist infantry, 19 tanks and eight armored cars, which had been routed from their headquarters at Muong Kheung, on the northwest fringe of the strategic plain recaptured two- thirds of the sector. Prince Souvanna warned the National Assembly that if Muong Suoi fell, the Communists would threaten the royal capital of Luang Prabang and Vang Vieng on the main road south to Vientiane. Some 2,500 right-wing troops were spread out in a defense line above Borikhane, about 25 air miles east of Vientiane. The village is the last major right- wing defense point between another Communist force and the rightist-controlled town of Pak- sane, on the Mekong River border with Thailand. Court Hearing Seeks Gambling Equipment Back i GRETNA, La. (AP) - A hearing is scheduled in district court at Gretna, Friday on a i suit aimed at preventing the new sheriff of Jefferson Parish I from destroying gambling j equipment he seized in a raid. The suit was filed by John Kramer and Joseph Miller Jr. , , ,. . ; , . •-., -.-,.. —against Sheriff Elwynn Cron-1 °. f lo , w marshland sits between | Franklin Parish. reasons for revoking licenses and set up an advisory committee. Rep. Larry Parker of Rapides Parish introduced a bill to repeal the Louisiana Financial Assistance Commission which supervises the grant-in-aid program for the slate. '"',' . , . > A proposal to exempt all re- Hurricane Audrey in 1957 ta il sales of pesticides used for killed some 500 persons living along the Gulf Coast in Cameron. Hundreds of square miles agricultural purposes from the state sales tax was introduced by Rep. Lantz Womack of vich. The owners asked that the I hi £ h land to the nortn - the Cameron coastal area and; Rep . William Bernhard Jr. of State Pavilion Reported In Finance Plight NEW YORK (AP) - The Louisiana pavilion at the New York World's Fair reportedly is in fiscal trouble which may ac- i count for the fact that the offi- 'dal scheduled opening Monday did not take place. The filing of a bankruptcy petition in federal court Monday cited the failure of the pavilion to pay most of its $2 million construction bill. The pavilion is open in part but is not yet completed. The Billen Air Conditioning Co., which filed the petition, is headed by William Eden, who also is president of the Louisiana Fair Corp., operators of the pavilion. Eden said the Fair Corporation owed approximately $1.5 million to subcontractors. The petition by the Billen firm says it seeks to remain in business while arranging to pay off creditors, including a $225,000 subcontract with K* B. M. Associates. Biilen listed total assets of $623,953 and total liabilities of $475,972. As a result of non-payment of sub-contractors, Eden said, the Billen firm suffered a "dislocation" of its basic air-conditioning business. In Baton Rouge, La., Gov. direct federal support under i community action programs. The administration had pro| posed funneling such aid to public schools. —Write allocation formulas • for distribution of a stale's ' share of funds for the Job Corps ! and the community action pro) grams. The administration had I proposed a more flexible ar- I rangi-menl whereby the director of the program could set the amount each stale would get. Republicans, who started hitting the program on the opening day of hearings last March, have called it politically inspired and a duplication of existing efforts. OFFICIALS SAY concerning the hospital in this session. He said Union Carbide authorized him to say if the legislation is adopted it will locate in the Mississippi River parish. "I can think of no reason why anybody should object," McKeithen said and to a question, he said he would declare the legislation to be of an emergency nature if it would expedite matters. This would make it become law immediately upon his signature. The new plant, he said, would employ 600-800 highly skilled workers in a high pay range. East Baton Rouge Parish intro- sheriff be prohibited from de- '• Rep. Norman Ordoneaux of duced a bill to regulate the stroying nine roulette wheels Jeff Davis parish introduced practice of chiropractic in the i and three blackjack tables his HB578 which would establish a! state. The bill would create a | deputies took from a building at two-year junior commuters col- i Louisiana board of chiroprac- the New Garden Club on May 8. lege in Jennings as a branch of tic examiners with power to They claim the equipment ! Louisiana State University. '"' ' ' " ' ' ' ' \ was stored in the building and R ep . Robert McMillian of was not being used m any gam- Beauregard Parish introduced bling operation, and therefore H B582 which would appropri- was not subject to confiscation ale $7,500 to the Beauregard and destruction. They seek re- Parish Fair A ss.«-iaiion : turn of the devices. establish educational standards qualifications for chiroprac- John McKeithen described the pavilion's status as "near collapse." New Hiring Set At Dynalectron Inspection and repair of six i schedule. additional government aircraft The KC-97, capable of carry- by Dynaleclron will require the | ing about 52,500 pounds of fuel, employment of 40 new people is utilized by the Air Force to at the local facility. Dynalectron's local employment figure will approach the 400 mark with the new employ- es, according to Ernest B. Cur ry, facility manager at Chennault. Curry said the additional aircraft are Air Force KC-97 air refueling tankers. They are much more complex in configuration than the C-97s overhauled thus far under the firm's present contract, he said. Haiti's Dictator Elected for Life Special For Wednesday Only 150 Ladies' Dresses, mostly dark cottons ea. 99c Just received new shipment of Children's Dresses and Sportswear. 1,000 pair Ladies' Shoes to Irom, priced §1.79— $2.79 and S3.79 pair. South City Bargain Store Pnen Lake ot Kirkman LIVE LOBSTERS Received Every Thursday Night At 7:30. Pleaic phone your orders by Wednesday morning at 9.00. From 1 to 20-lbs EXPRESS SEAFOOD HOUSE U27 Pnen Lake Road NOTICE TO REiTAUfl/'NTS Stanciby Wan on duty, 24 hours daily- Phone 477-364U. ONE HOUR MARTINIZINC DRY CLEANING SALE Tuesday. Wednesday and Thursday May K. 27, 28 An/ Trousers, Sweaters, or Plain Skirts .. tT *1 T/^r J5 I IvJI I Free /Vothproo'ing A'jk Aboyi Box Storage Five Conyenient Martin^mg Local, ons Ec>t Town Snapping Center Planter Building Southgolc Shopping Center Greinwicn Shopping City Westpoint Shopping Center ATTENTION! ABE'S GIGANTIC DOLLARAMA Starts Wednesday Morning Shop Early and Save Money—Not Stamps! Sec our regular weekly ad PLUS CHOICE BEEF DEEP FREEZE SALE In Wednesday's American Press PORT AU Maj. William G. Whitaker, and officer in charge of local Air Force tech- i nicians, said the first of the six planes arrived over the weekend. They are scheduled to go into Ihe regular overhaul operation immediately, he said. Dynalectron launched its local PRINCE Haiti * ac "' lv '" September 1963 with conduct mid-air refueling of currently operational jet fighter and bomber aircraft. Curry said Dynalectron's ability to accept th« added workload reflects the efforts of the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, the industrial development office of the port of Lake Charles and the C1DB. These officials and bodies have continued their efforts to secure additional facilities for Dynalectron's growing Aerospace Operations, Division, Curry said. fAPi-Dr. Francois Duvalier 45 em P )o y es and ««" reached ,. as t ,i e ,./ the projected peak of 200 em- 57, dictator of Haiti, was elected president for life Monday NEW SHIPMENT! Overweight and overdue . . . But once again the clothes are blue . . . Armand says; "Dan-ell Duane" Elida Kae says, "Thomas Hay" . . . , But both are thrilled with the new Volpe. On o/ the *a» we hcue new printed /rtiipptd Cream. I 44 yd. ior Ihose AHO don't wont ciQqrs, ployes, Curry said. The original contract called lor the inspec tion and repair of 48 C-97 aircraft slated for use by the Air National Guard. The Calcasieu Industrial Development Board said t h e award of the increased work to Dynalectron points out the outstanding performance achieved in connection with the original contract. The C1DB said the original contract was running on G. L. BARGAIN STORE 1 ] 4 Miles East of Sulphur H«/ 90 We have added more Name Brand Merchandise to ou,r Stock. THIS WEEK'S SPECIALS! Ladies' Dresses ea. $5 or 2 (or $9 Ladies' Blouses ea. S3 or 2 for $3 Ladies' Skirts ea. $3 or 2 for $5 Ladies' Shoes pr. $3 or 2 pr. for $5 Children's Dresses ea. $2 Children's Shoes, Stride Rite or Sparkle Toe pr. $2.50 Men's Sport Coal*, values ot $45.00 ea. $9.95 Boys' Sport Cpats, values to $22.50 ea. $3 DOOR BPSTERS! 1 rack of odds «uid ends. your choice 88c 1 table odds apd. cods 49c

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