Lake Charles American-Press from Lake Charles, Louisiana on June 4, 1964 · Page 34
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Lake Charles American-Press from Lake Charles, Louisiana · Page 34

Lake Charles, Louisiana
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Thursday, June 4, 1964
Page 34
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FOR MODERN FLEET TRAFFIC JAM — A beehive of activiiy took place last week when three cargo ships were "bumper-to- bumper" at the port. The bow of the Andyk, left, seems to be tiod to the 70-foot boom of the Lake Charles stevedores' crane at the new dock to be dedicated Friday morning. • Where One Killion Dollars in industrial growth and a population increase of (><>% combine in fifteen years into (ho liveliest petrochemical center in the South • Where diversified industry is actively sought to fill the gap in Louisiana end-product needs • Where government, cili/.ens, and industry join hands in modern progress • Whore .schools are of high standard and community life provides every type of recreation from fine fishing to the concert hall • Where industry may profit and its employees enjoy life. The City of Lake Charles, Louisiana HELPING BUILD Greater PORT for LAKE CHARLES WE WERE PROUD TO HAVE HAD A PART IN THE GROWTH AND PROGRESS OF THE PORT OF LAKE CHARLES NDUSTRIAL CONSTRUCTION COMPANY Phone HE 9-J5400 3107 Ryan Si. Lykes Has Branch Headquarters Here THURS., JUNE 4, 1964, Lake Charles American Pres* •• —• " - • — - -• — -- - •-- • o-"---"- —•• i across (he seas. The others were , The promising twice monthly sailing from the Gulf Coast ports service in 15-day schedules, the at that time. j service has averaged 13-and one- A shipping company that grew out of the necessity to ship cattle to Cuba following the war with Spain, before the turn of the century, is firmly entrenched in world-wide competition and has a headquarters branch office at the Port of Lake Charles. Lykes Bros. Steamship Co., Inc., makes Lake Charles its branch headquarters for the Sabinc District, which also includes Beaumont, Port Arthur and Orange, Tex. The first steamship line to locate here, Lykes began operations in Lake Charles in 1927. Today Lykes operates their casieu river channel to and from the port with stop-watch regularity. Seven Lykes ships leave the Port of Lake Charles every month for Puerto Rico, Haiti, San Domingo, Venezuela and Colombia. Twice a month a Lykes vessel sails from here for South and East Africa, and to other parts of the U.S.A. and world in general. Lykes is both schedule minded and safety minded. When the S. S. Frederick Lykes won the safety award for last year, it was one of 15 Lykes ships in the fleet that operated the en third fleet of ships, changing to I tire year without a single lost- modern vessels each time they move one of (heir second fleet into mothballs, or dispose of It. Manager of the headquarters here is A. J. Aberle, who started with the firm 44 years ago July 1 as a clerk in the New York office. He celebrated his 18th anniversary in Lake Charles Monday, June 1, and will be a most interested spectator at the dedication of the new wharf and | shed, Friday morning at 10 i o'clock. Each ship is named in honor of a member of the Lykes family, or after some close associate of the shippers. Today Lykes ships — like the ; S. S. Frederick Lykes which won the fleet safety award last year — plow the waters of the Cal- time Injury. In addition to handling their own business at Lake Charles, the headquarters at the port represents the Delta Stamship lines, which twice a month sails for West Africa. From that beginning, after the war with Spain, the first Lykes fleet served right through World War I. Their second sailed the seven seas through World War II, and now the third is building up. Marked out on a shipping schedule, their routes are listed by the areas they serve, the Carribean, United Kingdom, Continent, Mediterranean, Orient and Africa lines. Headed by a youngish looking president in his mid 40s, Joseph T. Lykes Jr., the Lykes ships are seldom idle. A look at the company chart of the world's sea lanes as of May 21 disclosed 35 in foreign ports or enroute'and Naples. While the company officials I are proud of their shipping records, safety accomplishments, \ modern ships, skilled crews and ; the likes, they are doubly proud I of a boast they made the world's shippers in 1962. j That year Lykes announced l the "fastest and only direct express cargo service" between the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic ports to Italy's West Coast ports of Genoa, Leghorn half days per trip since that announcement. American importers and Italian exporters have found that the company never ceases bettering its service or schedule. As Aberle points out, Lykes Bros, are better than their promise. Aberle, whose wife is the former Anna Belle Briggs, of Lake Charles, resides with his family at 704 Pujo St. MOST HIGHLY AUTOMATED CARGO SHIPS IN THE U.S.A. ..for Lykes, of course! Local Zone Service Only Fast-Safe-Economical Phone HE 3-1825 P. 0. Box 1226 Lake Charles, La. Now building at Avondale Shipyards. New Orleans, are a series of new Gulf Clipper Class cargolmers for Lykes world trade fleet, with an automated, centralized engine-room control system (CERC) designed and built by Wcstmghouse Electric Corporation. This represents the use of automation to a more advanced degree than American flag ships have employed thus far. CERC permits the officer on the bridge to have instant, direct control of ship speed and direction— and it keeps track of more than 90 items of engine-room data! The current Lykes fleet replacement pro- 1 gram calls for a total of 50 super-cargo- liners costing an estimated half-billion dollars. 21 of these are already carrying America's exports and Imports between U. S. 1 GULF PORTS and the globe. , New ships, and now automation, are part of the Lykes progress story measured in generations of service to America. SHIP VIA GULF PORTS AND LYKES 6 AMERICAN FLAG WORLD TRADE ROUTES U.K. LINE •CONTINENT LINE* MEDITERRANEAN LINE AFRICA LINE • ORIENT LINE • CARIBBEAN LINE Lykes Bros. Steamship Co., Inc. LAKE CHARLES DOCKS OFFICES AT: NEW ORLEANS. HOUSTON. GALVESTON, NEW YORK. Beaumont. Browniville, Chicago, Corpus Chrisli. Dallas, Kansas City, Lake Charles, Memphis, Mobile, Port Arthur, St. Louis. Tampa. Washington. D.C. OFFICES AND AGENTS IN PRINCIPAL WORLD PORTS. A Salute to Lake Charles and its growing Port Facilities Lake Charles: an enterprising community which has combined its natural assets and the interest and efforts of its citizens to create an inviting "industrial climate" for profitable industrial expansion. The dedication of hte new $1,500,000 wharf and related facilities of the Port of Lake Charles is a major step in the progress of this community. United Gas salutes Lake Charles for its proud history of industrial progress. We are certain that the new port facilities will mark another major milestone in the history of this area. It is our pleasure to servt Lake Charles with natural gas service ... the modern, deoendable, economical fuel for home and industry. UNITED SERVING THE -J

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