Lake Charles American-Press from Lake Charles, Louisiana on May 28, 1964 · Page 32
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^-•vfrW^'Xit^WKW I* "'i I #.\ J t f> \/ i ft £ id «l M <? *? ^ A , »w •>»»«*- « or. w. >. o uu i •p. y A S066 4924 COLE AVE Tl I P\ BALLAS*.I&XA3 I _ C4MP , Thousands Pay Final Tribute to Nehru NEW DELHI, India (AP) Followed by statesmen from over the world, the body of Ja- waharla! Nehru made its final journey today through the streets of the capital from which he welded India's downtrodden millions into one nation. Acting Prime Minister G. L. Nanda, with tears in his eyes, placed a floral wreath on the body as it was lifted from the porch of the prime minister's residence to a flower bedecked gun carriage. The body had lain in state on the porch through the night as hundreds of thousands of sorrowing Indians passed in mournful homage. So great was the desire to see India's 74-year-old leader at last time that the crowd outside stampeded shortly before the procession started, killing two persons and injuring six. To the beat of muffled drums, an honor guard of Indian soldiers and sailors accompanied Nehru's bier as six horses slowly drew it along the six-mile route to the Hindu funeral pyre at the Rajghat, the Pyre of j Kings, on the banks of the holy i j Jumna River. ! j Sorrowing Indians jammed i the line of march. , j Turbaned Kisan farmers, who drove their bullock carts from nearby villages, watched as a long line of «hiny automobiles! carried government chiefs, dip-! lomats and soldiers from! around the world in the proces-1 sion, i The huge crowds broke i through fhe police lines many times, halting the vehicles behind the gun carriage. Trees along the route were filled with spectators. Many tumbled to the ground when overloaded branches gave way. Scores of women and children i fainted under the scorching sun. Some were trampled. "Nehru! Nehru!" thousands screamed, drowning out the funeral drums. Although Nehru was an agnostic, the ritual of Hinduism—the majority religion of India-was to be followed strictly. Nehru's grandson, Sanjaya Gandhi, 17, was to light the pyre near the spot where Mohandas K. Gandhi, Nehru's leader in years of campaigning for inde- pendence from Britain, was cremated after a Hindu fanatic assassinated him in January 1948, Premiers and foreign ministers, diplomats and military chiefs headed for New Delhi within hours after they received the word that Nehru had died Wednesday of a heart attack. British Prime Minister Sir Alec Douglas-Home and Admiral of the Fleet fiarl Mountbat- ten, representing Queen Elizabeth II, were among the first to arrive at New Delhi. Other early arrivals were Soviet First Deputy Premier Alex- i ei Kosygin and Mrs. Sfrimavo ; Bandaranaike, prime minister of i Ceylon. U.S. Secretary of Stale Dean , Rusk, representing President (Johnson, was scheduled to ar! rive several hours after the ! start of the funeral procession. ' As expressions of regret i poured in from around the world Nehru's body lay in state on the front porch of the prime minister's residence. Weeping mourners flocked to the residence, and by dawn police estimated that 400,000 had passed the bier. Lake Charles American Press STATE EDITION 5 CENTS LAKE CHARLES, LA,, THURSDAY, MAY 28, 1964 Teacher 32 PAGES NUMBER 2S,71* Snag TOWERING — A worker near Ihe lop of the new 140-foot tower near the corner of Lawrence and Ryan Streets prepares final fittings before a parabolic reflector antenna is hoisted into position, the microwave transmissions system will provide improved communication facilities for the Kansas City Southern Lines. The system is part of a larger system that extends from Kansas City, Mo,, to Port Arthur, Tex. WEATHER FORECAST Partly cloudy and warm through Friday, with isolated afternoon and evening thundershowers. Mostly west winds, 8-18 miles an hour. Low tonight, 68. High Friday, 90. PARH/fs Tax Load In State Set by BATON ROUGE (AP) - Both houses of the Louisiana Legislature scheduled brief sessions today in preparation for a weekend recess. Lawmakers will relurn to work late Sunday, the deadline for introduction of bills at this session. Several hundred bills are expected to be offered al i that time. I There have been 999 bills in-' troduced — 754 in the House and 245 in the Senate. Much of this third week of the i session was taken up in com- j mittee work-getting bills sorted, out and started through the leg- ' islative machinery. A number of administration measures began to move. The House Judiciary C Committee Wednesday endorsed a proposed constitutional amendment to make it harder for the legislature to address state officials out of office. BATON ROUGE (AP) - The tendency in Louisiana is to impose a heavier tax load on business and industry than on indi viduals, the Public Affairs Research Council (PAR) said today. The average Louisianan pays I less in state and local taxes ; than he would if he lived in ROY VINCENT Council Candidate ons j The administration - backed! ' code of ethics bill was spoil- i sored in the House by 60 representatives — seven more than needed for passage. It was similar to a bill offered in the Senate Monday night. The measure, if approved, would make Louisiana the first state to set a code of ethics to govern the conduct of its em- ployes and elected officials. The House Judiciary C Committee scheduled a hearing for 8:30 a.m. June 3 on a bill to lower individual state grants in aid of private school tuition from $360 to $300 a year. ! The House voted 58-42 to sidetrack a bill to establish minimum railroad train crews. The vote was to send the bill to the' Committee on Transportat i o n and Highways. Sponsors had sought lo guide it to a morel receptive Labor and Industry i Committee. profit, independent res e a r c h agency said in releasing its 144- page "Louisiana Stale Tax Handbook, 1964." This is due in large part to the low property taxes on homes, PAR said. PAR's tax handbook briefly describes each of the state's 46 taxes. It gives the rate of each, the yield, legal authority, shows who pays the tax, when paid, who collects it, gives the exemptions, and shows where the money goes. To correct this imbalance, PAR suggested first consideration be given in the future to local tax increases rather than state increases when added funds are found necessary. Resolution, Bill Introduced By DeRidder Rejects Recreational Tax DERIDDER (Spl.) - Ward 3 property owners have rejected a proposed 3-mill tax tor construction of recreational facilities in the ward, which comprises the major part of DeRid- der. The proposal passed in property assessments, $797,229 to $565,013, but failed in popular votes by 559 to 497. A majority in both assessments and popular votes was necessary. The election was held Tuesday with balloting in seven precincts. Results were canvassed at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in War Memorial Civic Center. The tax would have paid for a year-round recreation program for Ward 3 citizens of all ages. The proposal called for the hiring of recreation direc- CARD OF THANKS We ore deeply grateiul tor thc- heartfelt sympathy tMenatd ui during tho recent tragic loss of O'jr jon ond brother. Thomas Olen, ond for the special comfort uucordcd c S .K b ' f, ather Jose ' )tl Bcwque and Father Harry Benefiel. The mon/ Mass qnd floral offerings were areotlv appreciated. MR. AND MRS. FRANK WILKINSON AND CHILDREN PORTRAIT — SPECIAL Open Friday Cind Solurua/ gi.iy Vojr choice — no aue <,nvi 1 SA? only ;-5r 1-3,10 &.-,!,• jJ f )-U*U only d9t. 1-16x20 only 8*c ALL-STATES STUDIOS II A 'A til 6 P M *°' R »cn HE tSo3j tors, with part-time workers and volunteers assisting The vote by precinct was: Precinct !. Beauregard Parish Courthouse- for. 66 votes and $127,663; against, 122 votes and $142,914. Precinct 2, Sexton's Store in 'Pleasant Hill community: for 52 votes and $91,042; against, 77 voles and $59,915. Precinct 3, War Memorial Civic Cenler: for, 120 voles and $224,501; against, 142 votes and $174,476. Precinct 4, Sowela Tech, De- Ridder branch: for, 84 votes and $186.863; against. 75 votes and $73,705. Precinct 5. Shirley's Chevrolet Co.. for 62 votes and $116,245; against. 77 votes and $90,352 Precinct 6, Negro Masonic Hall: for, 47 votes and $14909- against, 57 votes and $21,334. Precinct 7, Sweelbome Church cafeteria; for, 56 voles and $16,006; against, 9 votes and $2,716. Resulls of the election were canvassed by members of the Recreation District No. 1 board uf cormniiiiojiers and DeRid- der City At!\ L Homer Colth- ! arp Jr. BATON ROUGE (Spl.) - A , resolution to recreate the Lou• isiana Un-American Activities ! Committee and a bill to ap- jprppriate $75,000 for the com! mittee's work was introduced ! by Calcasieu Parish legislators Wednesday. Funds for the operation of the committee were not included in the executive budget for the coming year and there was talk the committee would be combined with the State Sovereign; ty Commission. The resolution introduced by Sen. Jesse Knowles and the bill by Rep. Mike Hogan, both of Lake Charles, cast further doubt on the planned merger as the House Judiciary B Com- {mittee gave approval Wednes! day to a revised bill for con- 'tinuing the State Sovereignty Commission. Another bill brought before the House by Rep. Harry Hollins of Calcasieu would prohibit the introduction of bills or constitutional amendments unless they had been filed with the legislative council 30 days prior to the start of a session. The bill, which is a constilu- tional amendment, would knock out the present law which ai- lovys a bill to be introduced any time within the first 20 , days of 9 regular session. Deadline for introducing bills in this session is Sunday night. Moving Firm Owner Seeks Council Seal Roy Vincent Jr., 38, a native of Lake Charles and owner and operator of his own moving and storage business, has formally announced his candidacy for the Lake Charles City Council. He is seeking the vacant post created by lhe resignalion of A. J. (Tubby) Lyons, now in the state legislature. Vincent, a veleran of World War II and a former member of Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 106 of Lake Charles, was educated in the public schools here, going through Central and graduating from Lake Charles High before entering McNeese State College. He is a member of the "M" club at McNeese. While at McNeese, he became a member of the first fraternity in the college's history, the Deacons, now a national fraternity. Active in youth sports and recreation, Vincent has devoted his time to coaching Pee Wee foot ball teams for about 20 years, the last 11 being devoted to the same team. The son of Mrs. Pearl Moss Vincent and the late Roy Vin- j cent Sr., the junior Vincent opened his own business, Vincent Moving and Storage, 306 Reid St., which he has operated for the past 16 years. He served for three years in the U.S. Army during the war. He was honorably discharged as a noncommissioned officer. Vincent married the former Leah Barbham of Oakdale in 1956. They have three children, two girls and one boy. They are Timothy, 6, Diane, 5, and Nancy, 2. Senate's Civil Rights Battle Hits Standstill WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate's civil rights battle was at a virtual standstill today, Senate and House holding a joint session to hear President Eamon de Valera of Ireland before members scattered for a long Memorial Day weekend. It was quiet on the civil rights front Wednesday, too. Although the Senate met for five hours and 15 minutes, only about one hour was devoted to thellouse- passed civil rights bill. Leaders have dropped any idea of trying to wear clown the Dixie opponents at this point. Instead they are concentrating on trying to enlist the two-thirds majority needed to apply the Senate's anti-filibuster cloture rule. New Strategy Being Planned BATON ROUGE (AP) - Educators concentrated on new strategy today before deciding what to do next about their $48.8 million pay raise package held up in a House committee for clarification. The bill spells out $1,000- a-ycar boosts for teachers and wraps in increases for all other school personnel. Rep. Lawrence Gibbs, Ouachi- la, chief sponsor of the bill and Education Committee chairman, warned an amendment adopted (luring tho committee hearing Wednesday actually might Mrs. Rose Richardson of mean pay cuts should state rev-! Lake Charles, president of the cntics slacken. j Louisiana Classroom Teachers 1 hat was the reason the com- < Association, said 52 per cent of mittee decided to defer action i Louisiana's 1962-G3 teacher crad- on the bill until educators could study just what effect the amendment would have. MRS. W. A. K. SKALI-J Seeks Reelection School Board Member Plans To Run Again Mrs. W. A. K. Scale of Sulphur, formally announced her candidacy for re-election as a Ward 4 member of the Calcasieu Parish School Board today, The Democratic primary election will be held July 25. j • "v,.n,i jruu MIIVU ciLiuciiiy ii.' uiu pay The former president of the d»ced their pay, and have not weakened -illlriinim CM „ i _ H.f.. _l! I * . . f I • I .1 • i .. •**«*•» Louisiana Teacher Association president, said, "More than 30,000 teachers are looking to you . . . one million school children will be affected by the outcome of this legislation. "Some of our young teachers arc being offered $1,000 above our salary scale by other stales," Miller added. The amendment, ndopled 9-7, came from Rep. Parey Branton, Webster. H stripped the original bill of a provision he said would force schools to close early if funds ran out in support of the higher scale. Gibbs protested alter that action: "I belief you have aclually re uatcs left the slate. The committee agreed to defer action aftor suggestions from Rep. Maurice Landrieu, Orleans, and Sidney Sylvester, St. Landry, both c o m m i ttee members. Sylvester, a school principal, said teacher leaders would attempt to find out just what (lie Branton amendment might do— whether it could moan a possi- pay cut if state revenues Louisiana State Medical Auxili ary and Seventh District president, of the Parent Teacher Association, is completing her first six-year term on the board. Educated in public schools in East Feliciana Parish, Mrs. Seale attended Louisiana Slate Normal, now Northwestern State College, in Natchitoches, where she received her degree in upper education. REV. raised it a penny. 1 Frank Miller of DcRidder Vintonian Hurt Today In Crash SULPHUR (Spl.) Branton himself insisted thai was not his intention and he would be happy to sponsor any move that would guarantee teachers against any possible cutback. N. B. (Red) Harkett, Louisiana Teacher Association execu live secretary, said after the committee session he would confer with his counsel. Sylvester said the purpose of RICHARD COPELAND New Pastor «"h«ni r , _ aui '*«u« t&pi.) - Mrs., Sylvester said the purpose of suiool for live Georgia Kibodeaux, 81, resident the delay he asked was to let ir, before resign-' of Rt 1, Vinton. was admitted the United Sclmni rnmmmnn Texas Pastor Is Named By Local Church The Rev. H. Richard Copeland, presently pastor of the Beacon Hill Presbyterian Church of San Antonio, Tex., has accepted tho paslorale of the First Presbyterian Church, according to Judge John T. Hood Jr., chairman of the pul pit nominating committee. Rev Mr. Copeland will deliver his first sermon June 7 .. He is a native of Ferris, Tex . A former Boy Scout, Vincent; and was ordained to the Pres achieved the distinction of be- byterian ministry in June 195J ing awarded the bronze palm,' by the Presbytery of Western one step above the rank of'Texas, eagle scout. He has also served as pastor • — —• of the First Presbyterian ' Church in Brownsville, Tex. ! Rev. Mr. Copeland attended Texas A&M College, served in the Air Force, and graduated Seale, the present board mem ber is active in church work, civic affairs and education. She .served three terms as president of her own PTA club s, two years at Frasrh Elementary 1 school and one year at Sulphur , admitteU A u- WesUCalcasicu Cameron bos- ? lal l , hl , s morning afler being injured in an auto mishap. She has an abrasion of forehead and forearm and was kept for observation, the High School. The Scales have two children, a son Arnold Kent Seale now in' US Highway his second year at Tulane Med- United School which sponsored the original bill, look into the threat of possible pay cuts with the Branton amendment. After lhe Branton amendment hospital was adopted, Gibbs strongly protested, "you have just gutted was a passenger in a car the teacher pay bill, and it will be of no help to the teachers at (>*• - -- i ------- 0-- ••• « -"i driven by Mrs. William Hantz. . Mary Frances Breaux, 17, all." hand lurn onto ical school, and a daughter, Mrs. L. G. Lyman, wife of a Navy lieutenant, in Japan. Courville said. . ._ He said he had warned Gov. . 90 by the Vin- John McKcithen "if we do not Motor Co, in front of an come out of this legislature with , a new salary schedule for Henry! teachers — we're heading for trouble." Ion oncoming car driven by Mrs. Hantz, City Marshal NEW SEATS IGNORED Election Date Set For School Board Judy Garhnd Is Critically III from Texas Tech in 1948 as an — Amerl-!honor student, with a bachelor The Calcasieu Parish Democratic executive committee declined Wednesday to call an election for five additional mem William R. Tele, chairman of the parish executive committee, on July 25 will only elect six school board members Wards , said Wednesday that the law|3 and 4 will elect two mem- ' NEW YORK can Broadcasting Co. corre- : of arts degree. spondent Stanley Rich reported The new in a broadcast from Hong Kong ; ion Theological , today that singer Judy Garland Richmond, Va , in , — wuaiu , 1JCJIJU had been rushed to a Hong completed his theological stud- t.,. that of the Kong hospital unconscious and Jes al Austin Presbyterian Semi- The law in a critical condition bers to the parish school board. However, it did set Saturday, , , July 25, as the primary date END OF MONTH CLEARANCE PRINTED DRIP-ORY COTTON 36 '-45 ' Wide 3 yards §1.00 v o * 30 A . P E ' s LARGE FRYERS lo. 24c 'a VEAL CUT FREE ID. ]5c WHOLE PICS only i.»S ROUND STEAK | 0 . | B( . LIVE CRAYFISH « Sic (Peep Water) M E L V J N'S FISH J. MEAT MARKET 2702 Kirkman HE 6-3657 Kindergarten Registration Frist Baptist Church Sulphur 'today, May 28th •i 30 'tiJ 5:00 p.m For information: CaJI 527-7946 requires that new positions be' bers each and Wards 1 and 7 filled by gubernatorial appoint- will elect one member each m f, . . ,...,. Members whose terms are ex- r Vii- ' • ' • .' wov. joiin J. McKejthen cou d Dirinii are Claudius Mnvn \v-n-H attended U, | ^g fi 5SS&M i SfuS 55ff5±Tu?J ^*)^^ « Seminary in state tow calls for school, understanding of the taw. JaE l^'dMrl U I W. 1 ?^!^^ equal! The law requiring the proced- K . Scale, both'of Ward 4 and J when ft?' "^d *'" Pa *" 1% °' • Tl<U ' Juhn L Ba ' aux ' Ward 7 nary in Austin, Tex, in 1951 new Tn'embers^were added'to Fecedent^o^ddnL'uk-rwise' D r, m W f S i he flrst candjdale with a bachelor of divinity de the school board from Ward 3; J R Pali Hvin ,,f £,i tlj flle Wlth the «•••""">« tee . . MOW wuuuvdii ui oui- \vednesday He is from gree He also did graduate work at Austin Seminary earn . , ... "r~v, ;—r * i "• "• \ f o\i uuiiuvuii 01 oui- to boost lhe body s membership phur asked how the Jeff Davis ? ' to the present 15. Since that time the police jury __ j V »T .- »^M.»V«- uJ4ii> Hiiit lliv tJU-UvC JUIV ing the master of theology de- has added five new members gree in 1962. t 0 increase its membership to The Rev. Everett H. Phillips; 20. The additional members has served as associate pastor ( were called for as a result of of the local church since Feb- the 1960 Parish Democratic execut ive committee could ignore a gub- West ni Th The new the announce- entitled board The deadline tor filing is $ p.m June 3 Candidates must post a $25 filing fee and file with Tele ,..__ ..„„ „. VUVMl . illt ,„„ a,,,., The second primary is four additional mem- new posts shall first be filled planned for August 29. U.'ni-fJ O n«.J „ ~ „ f I ... ernatorial appointment and call for an election as it did Monday to fill a new post. Tete said the matter in Jeff would ^ oers from Ward 3 and one from by appointment by the gover- pastor is married Ward 4 as a result of the cen- nor and then successors elect- A resolution to continue the a bill Un

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