Lake Charles American-Press from Lake Charles, Louisiana on May 30, 1964 · Page 1
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lUICftOFIUUI 8ERV BOX cs & CO, ^Pi0« BSH 8066 4-924 COLS AVE. JFK Philosophy, 'Every Man Shdttlthfry,' Told by Jackie (Anothef Stofy Page 13) rope via Telslar. Also oh the program from tty- in West Berlin when he won an "The Irish people had faced MacMillan said he worked Postmaster General John A wvAMMtd pnnt ***<,« ,Am Mrs. Kennedy sat in the living annis Port was Atty. Gen. Rob* ovation With his d'Claratioh in famine and misfortune,' she with the president fof three GronouSki, speaking at the Bos- (Anothef Stofy Page 13) HYANNIS PORT, Mass. (AP) — The late President John F. Kennedy believed, "One man can make a difference and that every man should try." That capsule of his philosophy was broadcast Friday by his young widow Jacqueline .to an international television audience from the Cape Cod he loved so well. This would have been the assassinated president's 47th birthday and in recognition of the occasion, an international tribute to him was carried throughout the nation, and to and from Eu- rope via Telslar. Mrs. Kennedy sat in the living room of her father-in-law's summer home and softly spoke of her recollection of the late president's beliefs. "One's aim should not be to live the most comfortable life possible," was her husband's belief, she said. "Me believed one should try to right wrongs." 'Of the planned Kennedy Memorial Library in Boston near Harvard University, Mrs. Kennedy said L "We want this library to be so much more than just a memorial — to help keep alive the things he believed in and stood for." Also on the program from tty- annis Port was Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy, a brother of the late presidient. The European part of the broadcast carried comments from West Berlin Mayor Willy Brandt, British former Prime Minister Harold Macmillan from London, and Irish Prime Minister Sean Lemass from Dublin. The other Kennedy brother, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D- Mass., was visiting in Ireland and joined Lemass on the program from the Irish Parliament building. The program included film clips of the president's speech in West Berlin when he won an with his declaration in German "Ich bin ein Berliner" ... "I am a Berliner." Mayor Brandt, brought into the program by Telstar, said Kennedy's use of the phrase had a great impact, not only upon the West Berliners. "The president's words went beyond Berlin, they were heard in East Berlin and East Germany and elsewhere," he said. For the Irish segment of the program, Mrs. Kennedy said the president's trip there last year "wasn't just a sentimental journey, it meant much more than that to him." 'The Irish people had faced famine and misfortune,' she said, "but they drearne|d and wrote and sang in the face of their burden." Prime Minister Lemass said the president "understood! Very well what his visit meant to Ireland ... he was not jtst the first American president 10 visit Ireland while in office, bit that he came as a descendant 6f emigrants who went to Ameriba and did well there." Mrs. Kennedy greeted MacMillan directly and said "} know how much my husband ^valued your friendship because you both worked for good things." MacMillan said he worked with the president fof three years "and we were close friends from the beginning ... w didn't negotiate but met as partners. Oh, there were plenty of laughs and jokes and I think that made the difference." Friday also was the day the John F. Kennedy five-cent memorial stamp went on sale nationally. The sale opening in Boston, the late president's home city, was marked by appropriate ceremonie.5 and as Gov. Endicott Peabody proclaimed Hie day John F. Kennedy Memorial Day in Massachusetts. Postmaster Gfrteral John A. GronouSki, speaking at the Boston cererrionies, declared the late president let! the world a better place than he found it. The postmaster general saul the print order for the Kennedy stamp was 500 million, the largest in history. He presented memorial albums to Mrs. Joseph P. Kennedy, the late oresident's mother, and to Richard Cardinal Gushing, Catholic archbishop of Boston who officiated at the lato president's wedding, baptized his children and celebrated his funeral Mass. Lake Charles American Press SIXTY-SEVENTH YEAR 5 CENTS LAKE CHARLES, LA., SATURDAY, MAY 30, 1964 14 PAGES NUMBER 25,716 Post aims Bomber Known Traffic Fafalifies Are Low FOR DADDY — John F. Kennedy Jr., 3, puts a pin on his father's grave during a visit there with his mother and sister Caroline Friday. Near John's hand is a bouquet of lilies of the valley placed there by Mrs. Kennedy. The slain President, who is buried in Arlington National Cemetery, would have been 47 Friday. (AP Wirephoto). k icKens Race For Congress By The Associated Press j mary. One of Louisiana's Congres-1 Hooper made unsuccessful sional races got pretty crowded Friday as new candidates squeezed in before the deadline —and there could be more qualifying papers in the mail. election. races for slate public service commission and for the lecisla- . . , 1 *l • t * »lW**i MOV/11. lJ\-\-tilJll-. H*O IJW1 ^1414* ture in previous political ven-j tentli will be opposed by Gary Tyler of Lake Charles. The two were the only candidates filing by the Friday 5 p.m, deadline. Midnight EST: 105 traffic, 5 boating, 4 drowning. Total 114. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | "The national count of traffic fatalities remained low Friday, the first day of the long Memorial Day weekend. This appeared to indicate that: 1. Motorists were being more j careful, as the National Safety; Council advises, or, 2. Only a fraction of the population was given Friday as a holiday, and actual full-scale, holiday traffic will not jam up until today. Near the end of the first full day of counting there were 56 highway fatalities. Par for any day in the year is 110. . The count began at 6 p.m. lo- Thompson, seeking his seventh ca i tj mc Thursday and will end . Tyler Only Thompson i Opponenf A former television news director will be U.S. Rep. T. A. Thompson's only opponent in the July 25 Democratic primary Law Proposed Sets Vote For JAMES R. DAVIS Wants Third Term Davis Seekim tures. In the 1st, Rep. F. Edward In the 6th District, Rep. James fHebert was opposed by former at midnight Sunday. The National Safety Council estimated that between 410 and j 490 persons would be killed in | crashes during the 78-hour pe--| and Jacob K Fink of New Or-! SeverTth" District Hoiise'se'aT ov-1™ A'nonholiday weekend survey; Getting in their papers Friday ;? a . ns ' and Alcc C - Norris ' tv>ew '• er three opponents in the first two weeks ago showed the_re „„„ \ir;n;«~. n D~«rlls.t> ,-, f/>,._ Orleans. Other districts: in 1.1 iv \/v*i A-' HJH.H.1.J -»«.«j-. **—••••»-•- - • - | w * HI** i * **4t* J V \J,lllt UVf*4UllllV.i H. Morrison winds up facing i state representative Elmer R. I ' Two years ag0) Thompson of nine Democrats bidding for his-Tapper of St. Bernard Parish | V i]] e piatte won reelection to his seat. posed. were William C. Bradley, a for mer assistant altorney general; Willie C. Cleveland of Franklin- Ion; George L. Holley of Hammond; and C. Alvin Tyler of . Baton R. U8 e. ' Th-Re P . 0, to Qualified earlier for the 6th unopposed District race were: The deadline was 5 p.m. but J. E. JumonvHle, Plaquemine; qua |j fy j n g papers mailed Fri . Leslie C. Matheson, Port Allen; !day would be accept ed. Edd L. Richardson, Hammond; \ On tne Republican side of the primary. were 418 deaths during a 78-; i Tyler is a former news cli-;hour period comparable to thatj _ i r i.t * • ._ _ i.. i: : _ A . i i i. . t j j rnu.«. _ r\ *i 2nd-Rep, Hale Boggs, unop- rec { or for television stations in Lake Charles and Baton Rouge. of the current holiday. The non- j « j ™ r^i • r. iiT-ii- i o- holiday record covered a period ] 3rd-Rep. Edwin E. Willis, un-! This is nis first b jcj f or pu bii c f ror n 6 p.m., Thursday, May 14, office. to midnight Sunday, May 17. Passman, T ne winner co^d f ace Repub- The last three-day Memorial lican opposition in the Novem- Day period, in 1958 brought 371 ber general election. traffic deaths. W. L. Thompson Sr., Zachary; and Dr. Bertrand 0. Tyson, a Negro civil rights leader at Plaquemine. In the 8th District, distant relatives in the politically potent Long family will scramble for the same seat. Former state senator Speedy 0. Long, a Jena lawyer, filed TV STATION SAYS congressional lineup, none of the GOP candidates faced a primary battle since no district had ! more than one. ; In the 2nd District, David ! Treen of New Orleans will run I against Rep. Boggs in the November general election. In the 3rd, Robert Angers, Franklin newspaper publisher, ^ DALLAS, Tex. (AP) - Tele-1 There was an interval of Same Bullet Hit Connolly, JFK Seamen's Center Drive Announced against his cousin, Rep. Gillisi will oppose Rep. Willis". vision station KRLD said Fri- seconds between the first and Long, who seeks re-election. i in the 6th, Floyd 0. Crawford, ; day it has learned the Warren second shots, and about 2'/2 sec- In the 4th, tax consultant j Baton Rouge businessman, will Commission's report on the as- \ onds between the second and Louis S. Hooper, 60, Shreveport,, run against the Democratic win- sassination of President John F. j third shots, and experts contend paid his $210 qualifying fee five ' ner. ! Kennedy will show that the first! a crack marksman could have minutes before the deadline to j In the 8th, Stewart Walker of j bullet hit both the president and j fired all three in the time it took run against Rep. Joe D. Wag- Winn Parish tangles with the I Texas Gov John B. Connally,! the assassin to fire the first gonner in the Democratic pri- Long victorious in the primary.! and that the third shot went j,two. Seven File For Parish Board Seofs Seven persons had filed as candidates for the July 25 Cal casieu Parish School Board election by 5 p.m. Friday. Filing with the Calcasieu Par ish Democratic Executive com mittee Friday were John L. Breaux of Vinton and William J. Robinson of Lake Charles. Breaux is seeking reelection : to his Ward 7 post on the board while Robinson tiled as a Ward 3 candidate. I Five other candidates had 1 filed earlier with the committee. They were Jtmes R. Davis of Ward 4, Dr. Robert K. Morris of Ward 3, Mrs. W. A. K. Scale of Ward 4, James H. Jones Jr. of Ward 1 and Thomas J. Fletcher of Ward 4. Dr. Morris, Mis. Seale and Davis are seeking reelection to the board. Vutt-rs will ekcl six members in the election, two each from Ward 3 and 4 and one each frum Wards 1 arid 7 The d'jadhni' for filing i» 5 p.m. Wednesday. An S. 0. S., the traditional! distress call of seamen, has; been issued by the Lake Charles Seamen's Center in an effort to raise $30,000 needed to operate j the center until next year. The service ar.d recreational center for seamen visiting the Port of Lake Charles is Hound-, ering on the high seas of its existence, according to the distress call issued by the Rev. Theo, Hassink, Seamen's Center drive; chairman. Father Hassink is also president oi the center. Officials of the center are: hoping that the facility will be accepted by United Appeals next year. In the meantime, however, its financial needs are many. Among these needs are a debt of $12,000, some painting that must be done, utilities, manager's salary, landscaping, and building maintenance. Organized by the Calcasieu Ministerial Association in cooperation with the Catholic Dean ery of Lake Charles, the center's organization marked the first in the hisiun. oi the area all denominations iormed a legal corporation for a service-organization such as this one. Official dedication was held on Feb. 18. Since that time almost one thousand seamen, mostly of foreign ships, have enjoyed the center's recreational facilities and used its services. Assisting Father Hassink as drive co-chairmen are Rev. T. V. Owens, pastor of Boulevard Baptist Church; Rev. Cleburne W. Quaid, pastor of Simpson Methodist Church; Rev. Robert Crandall, pastor of Epis copal Church of the Good Shepherd; Rabbi John Rosenblatt, minister of Temple Sinai; and Rt. Rev. Msgr. Louis H. Bou dreaux, dean of the Lake Charles Caiholie Deanery and pastor of Immaculate Conception Church. All donations may be sent to Rev Theo Hassink, P. 0. Box 14, Iowa. The drive has been approved by the Better Business Bureau and the Lake Charles Chamber of Commerce, Father Hassink sajd. Previous thinking had been that the first bullet hit the president, the second hit the covr-r- nor, and the third fatally wounded Kennedy. KHLD said it also had learned the commission's report, which it said was to be released in a few weeks, will show the followling: The first bullet entered the president's body slightly above ! the right collar bone and exited just to the left of the tie knot then entered the body of Connally just above the fifth rib. The second bullet struck the president in the back of the head. The third bullet followed a much flatter trajectory than | the first two, because the motor; cade was moving down a slop- i ing street, and it struck a man(hole cover, then ricocheted off the curb and never was found. Merfira] op'n'on in the commission's report will show that chances for the pres : dent's recovery from the first wound would have been excellent. Also, had the first hit been a fraction lower, the force of the bullet probably would have knocked the president to tbo f'onr of the car and removed him from the line of sight for the second—and fata] — shot. The first bul'et traveled 168 feet before it hit, the second 207 feel. WEST LAKE (Spl.) - James R. Davis, 54, incumbent Ward 4 school board member, announced today that he will be a candidate for reelection to the Calcasieu Parish School Board in the July election. He has served two six-year terms on the board. In the machinist department at the Cities Service Oil Co. refinery for the past 20 years, he is a resident of Rt. 1 Box 19, here. In announcing his candidacy Davis said that he believes that his 12 years experience will make him a more capable and efficient officer to serve the residents of Ward 4 and all of Calcasieu Parish. Among the accomplishments during his tenure of office, he names the construction of E. K. Key, North Crocker, W. T. Henning, D. S. Perkins, Westwood, and Western Heights Elementary schools; W. W. Lewis and Maplewood Junior High Schools; and Mossville High School. He said 11 -it additions have been made to other schools as the need arose. The incumbent school board member b a s been active in all phases of education, including the athletic program. His wife, Mrs. Ethel J. Davis, is a school teacher at Western Heights .'"lemcntary School in West Lake. The couple are the parents of one son who is an insurance agent in Oakdak. In order to pave the way for Calcasieu Parish voters to elect five new members to llto Calcasieu Parish School Board, area legislators will introduce an amendment lo the present statute Sunday night, Senator Jesse Knovvles said Friday. The Senator said that Sen. A. C. demons of Jennings and Reps. Mike llogan, A. J. (Tubby) Lyons and Harry Hollins would co-sponsor the legislation which would make it possible for the additional members lo be elected in the next congressional election. The measure would have the support of Gov. John McKeith en, who only this week had informed Knowlcs that he did not intend to appoint the members, four of which would come from Ward 3 and one from Ward 4, but wanted the people to elect them. ' William R. Teto, chairman of the Calcasieu Parish Democratic executive committee bad said at noon Friday that "the act would have to bo repealed before an election could be held." At the time he said it was too late for names to be placed i on the ballot because the election machinery for the July 25 primary wns already in motion. Frosvning on the law that gave him the appointive power to name the addition. 1 to the board, : matching the number of police i jurors from each ward, Me Keithen tolcj Knovles "Appointments such as that are bad government," j "We should figure a way to get them on the ballot and let the people elect them." ' Apparently the amendment will do just th''it. "FORECAST W FATHER Mostly cloudy and mild through tpnight with showers and (hundcrshowers. Mostly southeast winds 5-15 m.p.h. High today 85. Low tonight 70. Coastal forecast: Mostly southeast wind.s 8-18 knots with scattered showers today and Sunday. Outlook lor Monday. Partly cloudy and mild with a lew showers in coastal areas. JOHN BOEAUX Seeks Reelection John L Breaux Announces For John L. Breaux of Vinton today formally announced his can I didacy for 'reelection as Ward i 7 member of the Calcasicu Par ish School Board. The Democratic primary elec tion will be held on July 25. ' Breaux is via president of j the school board and chairman j of its finance committee. He is a rice farmer, and president of the Vinton Co-op Dryer. He has served his ward as school board member since March 6, 1951. Recently the voters of Ward 7 voted a bond issue in the amount of $900,000 to provide | funds to construct a new high school and to add classrooms and a gymnasium to the Negro school. Breaux would like to be continued in office in order to carry out this project as he outlined it to the citizens of the ward, he said. Breaux is married to the for mer Matilda Landry. The Hreauxs have three children; 1 Shelby W. Breaux, who is in ; partnership with his father; | James E. Breaux, who is a geo- ; logist for Mobil Oil Co. and lives in Houston; and John R. Breaux, who is an engineer for Baroid Mud Co. and lives in Lake Charles. All of the children graduated from Vinlon High School, and twu of the sons are graduates of McNeese Slate College and Louisiana Slate University. Killer Called 'Hater' NEW YORK (AP) - The Saturday Evening Post reported Friday that FBI officials know who planted the explosive that killed four young Negro girls in a Birmingham, Ala., church last September, but don't have enough evidence for a conviction. "Law enforcement officials know who the bomber and his accomplices arc—have known for months," the Post reported. "But they have not been able to put together the kind of an airtight case they need to lake 'Mr. X' to court." The Post report said police and FBI officials, who have been conducting an intensive investigation since the Sept. 15, 1963 tragedy at the IGth Street Baptist church, have enotifih evidence to believe that the 'Mr. X 1 : —"Planned the .. . bombing at a meeting in Birmingham two weeks before it happened. —"Was at the house of (lumen who planted the bomb two nights before the bombing —"His car was parked two blocks away from the church on the Sunday morning the bom 1 ) went off." An FBI spokesman in Washington said tin- a CM< - V v. I have no comment on the magazine's report. "Mr. X" is under constant surveillance, the Post report, by George McMillan, quoted a police official as saying. "Of course," the official was quoted, "we can't literally stay i with him 24 hours a day. But I we put him to bed every ni^ht ' and check him first thing every ' morning. He hates us, but he hates the FBI even worse." [ McMillan wrote that police told him "Mr. X" makes almost his entire living from doing jobs for hate movements, but has never been found at the scene of the Birmingham bombings. "He has a distinguishing phy- i sical characteristic," a detective was quoted as saying. "We will get turn," an FBI official is quoted as saying. "He'll make his mistake. We're going to solve this case if it takes 10 years." McMillan's story appears in Post's June 6 issue. Cities Look to Legislature , BATON ROUGE (AP)-Louis- I iana cities and towns looked \ ] anxiously toward the legislature j ; Friday to favor a three - bill, 1 package drafted to solve their | financial woe*. I [ The legislature, just beginning i ; to tap the issues facing it, [ I opens the fourth week of its 60-' : day session Sunday night. House members will return at i 6 p.m , the Senate an hour later, and both are expected to pile up a deluge of last-minute bills that night, the deadline for introduction of bills. Sidney Gray, onetime Lake Charles mayor and now execu-, live director of the Louisiana ! Municipal Asso'-'ation, said the three house ' bills designed to hi-lp find money for municipal expenses are HB 385. HB 798 and HB 828 The first- and the one munic- ipalities seipm to be counting on the most—would submit to the people in q statewide vole next November this question: Whether municipalities, subject to a local vote, could broaden their five-mill taxing authority to provide for city and town operating expenses. The five - mill constitutional tax already is on the lx;oks for various purposes. But the new proposal. Qray said, would simply broader! this existing authority so that such taxes could be voted for rfeeded municipal ex- {jense money. This measure swept through the this week 100-1. and is awaiting Senate committee action. As a constitutional proposal, it requires a two - thirds majority vote and then pupulur approval a|t the polls. Next, in House Bill 798, introduced Thursday just before the legislature ended iti third week, the LMA hopes for legislative blessing. The LMA represents officials of most cities and towns in the state. In an interview, Gray said Gov. John McKeithen "said to us he will not veto it, if it reaches his desk." HB 798 would add approximately ?6 million—or 20 per cent more -to the amount municipalities now receive from state to- bacco taxes on a [>er capita basis. Municipalities now share 1:1 i about $11 million. ; Gray said House Bill 828 is I supported by Gov. McKeithen It is a constitutional proposal to authorize municipal governing authorities under 5,000 population to levy directly a three-mi 1 tax for recreational facilities, police and fire protection ar i public safety This tax could bo levied by ordinance ior one ytur only. It would help small towns meet emergency needs. SUMMER SCHOOL REGISTRATION Grades 7, 8 and 9 .jCjfun^e Junior Silioul Auditorium Monday, June 1st 9 00 O'Clock A.M. GRAND OPENING Ce.eD'qKon. Thrg.,gh June olh now .« Progress Br«ig the K.ids ond Y*.n Q Snoe Wararcip *. 3 pairs of Ed wuru* Snoc* Jusl 'easier qnd QtM the kids lo nume QJ- Cioxn CHILDREN'S SHOE HOUSE H07 Phone 477 85JJ

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