Lake Charles American-Press from Lake Charles, Louisiana on May 27, 1964 · Page 12
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Morrison Buried in Military Rites NEW ORLEANS (AP) - As the aoufnful notes of "Taps" echoed ever Metaif ie Cemetery, deLesseps S. Morrison and his youngest son were laid to rest Tuesday. The burial services, with full military honors, followed an impressive Solemn Requiem High Mass in historic St. Louis Cathedral in which two archbishops, three bishops and two abbots participated. Morrison, 52; his son, Randy, 7; and five other persons died last Friday in the crash of a chartered airplane in the Tamaulipas Mountains near Ciudad Victoria, Mexico. The bodies of Morrison, four- term mayor of this city, and his son, lay in state at Gallier Hall, the old city hall, for 24 hours until the funeral. An estimated 35,000 persons filed past the bier. Leading the mourners were Gov. and Mrs. John McKeithen, who led a 30-car motorcade of legislators from Baton Rouge; and Rep. T. Hale Boggs, D-La., majority whip of the House and President Johnson's personal representative at the funeral. High-fanking military officers served as pallbearers. An enlisted man carried a red flag with the two stars of a major general—the rank which Mbrri- son held in the Army Reserve- behind his casket. Mrs. Anita Olivier Morrison, mother of the late political leader, kissed the flag that covered her son's casket. Morrison's Experience is the best teacher, particularly in the design of it fine motor car. The skilled craftsmen who assemble the Continental have avoided pointless design changes, concentrating instead on significant refinements, like its "blended in" air conditioning system. No wonder Continental sales for the first quarter of this year arc up 22%; it's the first choice of more than half the people who buy in this price range. pale and strained. Morrison's wife died several years ago. Police said 123 cars were in the motorcade which escorted the two hearses from Gallier Hall to St. Louis Cathedral. The procession wound past the Union Passenger Terminal and the civic center, both built during Morrison's 15 years as mayor. Morrison resigned as inayor in 1961 when the late President Kennedy appointed him ambassador to the Organization of ED TAUSSIG LINCOLN-MERCURY, INC. Phone HE 6-6601 1309 Common Supply Drop Announced By Exiles FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP)—A Cuban exile organization described Tuesday in a copyright story in the Pompano Beach Sun-Sentinel how it dropped supplies, including a complete field hospital unit, to anti-Castro guerrillas in Cuba. Manuel Fernadez, a member of the 30th of November Movement of the Internationsl Anti- Communist Brigade, said the supply drop took place Monday morning. Fernadez told Jack Hord, the Sun-Sentinel city editor, the plane took off from south Florida, penetrated the Cuban defense radar, dropped the supplies and then headed for Santiago de Cuba. There, according to the exile, they dropped 150,000 leaflets telling the people of the city that liberation was on its way. surviving children, deLesseps (Toni) Jr, and Corrine, were American States. Morrison quit the diplomatic post a year ago to make his third unsuccessful race for governor. He was defeated in the runoff last January by McKeithen. McKeithen had to make the last leg of the procession in another car. His own limousine conked out in front of the cathedral and had to be pushed away by a police truck. McKeithen and Morrison had become friends since the recent campaign. Morrison was in charge of a program to promote trade and bring new industry to the stale at the request of McKellhcn. Other political leaders at the funeral included Reps. Gillis W. Long, Edwin E. Willis and James H. Morrison, Louisiana Democrats, Lt. Gov. C. C. Aycock, and former Govs. Robert Kennon and James A. Noe. Archbishop John Patrick Cody presided at the funeral mass, which was said by Msgr. Henry Bezou. Aging Archbishop Joseph Francis Rummel made one of his increasingly rare public appearances. Others included Bishops Charles P. Greco of Alexandria, Robert E. Tracy of Baton Rouge and Abel Caillotiet, auxiliary bishop of New Orleans and Abbots David Melancon, O.S.B., and Columban Thuis, O.S.B., re- lired, of St. Joseph's Abbey. The Incas of Peru divided their empire five centuries ago into Tahauntinsuyu, "Land of the Four Quarters." PROBLEMS HERE NOT LANGUAGE NEW YORK (AP) - Questions about claims and benefits are no problem here at the home office of New York 65, a non-profit health and medical Insurance plan for the elderly. Staff members can reply in French, German, Spanish, Greek, Portuguese, Italian, Syrian and Polish. And, although no sick Centurions have called in, one scholarly staffer reads and speaks Latin. WE5., MAY 21, 1964, Uke £hdfki tten Teacher Pay Raise Signed by Johnson Minister Hoping To Have to Push Barrow of Money EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio AP)' — The pastor of nearby Pughtown Christian Church, the Rev. Jerry L. Deitch, is making a big push — in more ways than one— for money for 12 Sunday School rooms. He has promised his 230-member congregation that, if the collection amounts to $500 or more, he will push it in a wheelbarrow to a depository in East Liverpool. "If I need to exercise, I may as well do it for the Lord," the 29-year-old minister says. JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Legislature opened its adjournment drive today with Gov. Paul Johnson's signature safely on a teacher pay raise and a balanced budget in sight. Legislative leaders agreed to try for a June 5 deadline for finishing their work and the House scheduled twicc-a-day sessions to speed its task. Financial leaders agreed to begin floor work on bills to appropriate money to operate the state government during the two-year period beginning July 1. Most of the study required has been finished. Both House and Senate gave final clearance to sales and cigarette tax Increases Tuesday and, with the financing provided, Johnson signed the teacher pay increase into law. The tobacco tax bill would increase the cigarette levy from eight to nine cents per pack to yield $3.5 million a biennium. Johnson added his signature when he signed the teacher pay bill. The sales lax bill increases the state sales lax from 3 to 3% per cent to raise $22.8 million a biennium, making a total of _$26j} million for the two measures and a total of over $356 million to finance a $356 million budget for 1964-66. A short time later, Johnson signed the pay increase and said in a statement: "In view of the fact that the last two days have seen the legislature provide sufficient revenue ... to provide for increases in teachers' salaries, I am happy to announce that I have this afternoon at 4:50 p.m. signed this bill into law. "The adequate financing. . . means for the teachers they will receive a valid check instead of a promise." He praised the legislature for its work and said it "has provided the means to finance a dynamic program for the agricultural, Industrial, commercial and educational development of this state. The accomplishments of this session . . . should benr fruit for generations to come." The Paciic Island Trust Tor- ritories of the United Stales include the Caroline, Marshall and Mariana Islands. This is the bird that launched a thousand sips: More likely a thousand thousand. Or more. Many of those sippers were illustrious men—Daniel Webster, Andrew Jackson, O. 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