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IAN U O GERMANS HUSH TO CHOKE OFF BEACHHEAD Hj| ATTACK MfMrny DIVISIONS British and.Canadian Beachheads American. . Beachheads P,0, BOX 1066 tftt* COLE FINAL EDITION 5 CENTS LAKE CHARLES, LA., SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 1§84 14 PAGES NUMBER 25,723 Cypriot and Greek Forces for Turkish Attack D-Day Was Greatest Organized Enterprise (See Picture Page 2i By RICHARD F. NEWCOMB AP Ncwsfealurcs Writer St. Lo, Caen, Carentan, Ste. Mere Eglise, Falaise — the names are history now. The damaged houses have breached walls'repaired; much of the wreckage of war has been cleared and the baeach exits at Omaha are now cow Blasted out pillboxes dot the coast, here and there the rusted snout of a G e r m a n 88 still thrusting out. Twenty years have passed, hut still there is D-Day, June G, 1944 — the launching of the greatest organized enterprise in the history of mankind. On that single day, the Allies committed to bailie nearly 3 million men, over 10,000 planes and 4,000 ships against the coast of France — and the fate of the world hung in balance. Few oth- cs from which they never escaped. Then ihe dawn, the armadas off-shore, the hordes •of men struggling across the \ lidal flats, at the mercy of cunning obstacles and pre-sighted cannon — across the beaches , and up the bluffs of Omaha, and Utah, and the British and Canadian beaches called Gold, and Juno and Sword. This was the Lodgment, and it succeeded. But for days the world waited, unsure and anxious. An old foe, Rommel the Desert Fox, was on the other side, and 65 German divisions. And Ihe Channel weather was fighting with him, too. The British took Bayeux in one day, Carentan fell June 12, and Americans e n l e r e d the great port of Cherbourg on June 26. H was in By men divisions, II British and one Canadian. Bui the beachhead was still narrow and the Allied cr days in Ihis century cany, schedule. of one-way hiflip/ays. Railway engineers wor' '/-night and day, putting brid^.and tracks back into service. LSTs fitted with tracks landed rolling stock over the beaches on temporary spurs that ran to the water's edge, because there weren't enough ports to handle everything. Pipelines under the channel pumped gasoline into France, and planes ferried in 2,000 tons a day of vital cargo. It was a glorious summer of triumph for the Allies, and it all stemmed from Normandy, where now the cemeteries stand, their neat rows of crosses carefully tended, and the men came back — Ihe men who survived —to see where il all happened. II is much changed, and many limes il is not possible lo find the exact spot where a man fought, or a comrade fell. It is 20 years now, but for millions Normandy and D-Day, June 6, 1944, is still a special time, a special place. WEATHER FORECAST Partly cloudy and warm through Sunday with widely scattered, mostly afternoon thundershowers. Variable winds 5-15 m.p.h. High today 88. Low tonight 68. High Sunday 88. Outlook for Monday: Partly cloudy and warm with isolated afternoon thundershowers. Coastal forecast: Variable winds 5-15 knots with partly cloudy weather and a few showers likely. ; Barry Picks Up 32 More WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Barry Goldwater has picked up 32 previously uncommitted delegates since his California victory—enough to give him a first-ballot Republican presidential nomination if his expectations in the coming weeks' selections materialize. Associated Press surveys of major uncommitted or favorite- son delegations and of the states where delegates are still to be chosen show Goldwater will have more than the 655 votes needed — barring major shifts among the delegates in the next five weeks. Vote shifts recorded F r i day j boosted the Arizona senator's front-running total in The AP poll of delegates already chos- , en to 470. And estimates by poi litical leaders and observers in j 15 states are that Goldwater | could get as many as 200 of the 258 delegates still to be chosen. He is expected to start gathering some of that support in state conventions in Colorado, Washington, Hawaii and Alabama. But the senator could run into stubborn opposition in some of the forthcoming conventions. There's no guarantee that all the delegates who now say they would cast first-ballot votes for him will stick with him. One big boost for Goldwater came in Ohio where a new Associated Press survey shows at least 17 delegates willing to vole for him on the first ballot. CONTRABAND DAYS Thousands View Show Thousands of persons lined the north beach of Lake Charles Friday night as the three-day water carnival, Contraband Days, got underway. A spectacular water ski show by members of the Sowela Ski club and a massive fireworks display highlighted the opening night festivities. Today's schedule will begin with boat races on the lake beginning at 1 p.m. Fourteen races featuring hydroplanes and racing runabouts will vie for more than $1,000 in prize money. At 7 p.m., the Miss Contraband Beauty Pageant will be staged on the north beach as 12 Calcasieu Parish beauties vie for the -title. A special ramp has been constructed at the beach for the contest and the beauties will be judged against a nautical New Group Jokes Over Cuba Exiles ferrying in the British and American airborne troops in the dead of night, the thousands ot men dropping, many of them off target, many in the marsh- State Board Of Education To Tour MSC The Louisiana State Board ol Education will meet here June 26-27, according to Dr. Boyd M. Woodard, president. Dr. Woodard said the board attempts lo meet at various in- held Caen and Falaise. Then came the Breakout, starting late in July, and the Americans raced south, turned and came up behind Falaise, closing a ring that cost the Germans 14 divisions. The Al- Jackie Is Queried By Commission WASHINGTON (AP) - The never contained France. On August 14 the lies were on the loose and were [ Warren Commission, just about novor nnntainpri again in i winding up its six-month-long ;job of investigating President second: John F. Kennedy's assassina- great Allied force landed in the lion, took testimony Friday from south of France and in three his widow, weeks swept north to join withj The commission reported it the forces pouring out of Nor- went to the home of Jacqueline mandy. France was cut away | Kennedy, who was with her hus- from Germany, and Paris was band in the limousine at Dallas, .... ,. . , y eXii vvnen ne was slMrt N; OVi 22. There was no indication as lo entered in triumph on August 25. By now the Allies had 37 divisions (20 of them Ameri-j the nature of her testimony, in France, backed by 5,000 ' A terse statement by the com- S Said 'Utter Humbug BANGOR, Me. (API-Undersecretary Ralph J. Bunche of the United Nations accused Sen. j Barry Goldwater Friday of' "talking utter humbug" about) civil rights legislation. Dr. Bunche, an American Negro, made the accusation in a speech three days after the Arizona senator won the California Republican presidential primary, Bunche said there was "no question of personal likes or dislikes" in the civil rights struggle, because "the American Negro is seeking only rights and not affection." Bundle's assessement of Goldwater's remarks as humbug was based on a speech the senator made in New York's Madison Square Garden on May 12. Bunche gave this direct quotation from the Goldwater speech: "You can't pass a law that MIAMI, Fla. (AP)~ The Cuban Revolutionary Council, which launched the abortive Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba in 1961, disbanded Friday and passed the torch of anti-Castro leadership to a new, referendum-backed group. "Developments have placed you in a position to carry patriotic efforts to a happy conclusion," the council told Cuban Representation hi Exile—RCE— in a letter announcing council dissolution. The council reached a peak of power and influence when it launched the invasion of Cuba with the backing of the United States. Virtually the entire invading force was killed or captured. ' RCE, which assumes at least nominal leadership of exiledom, is a five-man board. The names were submitted by mail referendum to 75,000 exiles in this coun- , try and others. , The board was endorsed by ' more than 40,000 exiles and opposed by less than 1,000 in results made public May 22. Its mission is to coordinate and direct action against Prime Minister Fidel Castro. background of blue and wliitc paneling by three prominent visitors to the area. Acting as juuges for the pageant will be Cecil Johnson of Monroe, regional director of the National Outboard Motor Association; Commander R. C. Hertica, commanding officer of the Sabine Coast Guard Station at Sabine Pass, Tex.: and Mrs Robert Ashbon of PL Arthur, Tex. Friday's activates began at 10 a.m. with the dedication of a new wharf at the Port of Lake Charles. U.S. Rep. T. A. Thompson was the principal speaker at the dedication of the $1.6 million dollar installation. The ski show by 10 members of the Sowela Ski club was performed under a battery of powerful lights from Civil Defense trucks parked along the north beach. The group will perform again tonight following the crowning of "Miss Contraband Days." Following the ski performance, a fireworks display was staged from the west bank of the lake. Hundreds of cars were parked around the lake to view the spectacular show which filled the western sky with a dazzling display of multicol- lored star shells and luminous trails. A second fireworks display will be held tonight following the beauty pageant and water ski show. Capt. Marlon Myers, officer in charge of the city police traffic division, estimated 1,500 to 2,000 cars were parked along the north beach during Friday's show. The Calcasieu-Cameron chapter of the American Red Cross maintained a first aid station under the direction of Chairman Manson Vincent along the beach area. Boy Scouts from three Lake Charles troops will conduct cleanup patrols on the beach today in preparation for tonight's show. MRS. J. E. CARNAHAN Ward .t Candidate LC Woman Seeks Post On •' i School Board Mrs. J.E. Carnahan, 2314. Sixth St., Lake Charles, has announced her candidacy for election to the Calcasieu Parish School Board from Ward 3. A resident of East Lake Charles for 25 years, she graduated from Lake Charles High School in 1943 and attended Vincent's Business College. She has worked as a bookkeeper, secre- Invasion Called Off After L6J Intervenes NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) —The armed forces of Cyprus and Greece were placed on emergency alert Friday night against a possible invasion of Cyprus by Turkey. But a high source said in Ankara that Turkey had abandoned "for the lime being" any idea of a landing after President Johnson advised I against it. I Greece would be a natural i ally of the Greek Cypriots in I any conflict that might erupt on i Cyprus — scene of bitter fight' ing between Greek and Turkish : Cypriots since late December. j In Ankara, Prime Minister : Ismet Inonu called an emergency session of the Cabinet to dis- :cuss the Cyprus situation, and the advice against an invasion reportedly given by President Johnson and Gen Lyman Lemnitzer, supreme Allied commander in Europe. In Washington, the White • House declined comment ou reports Johnson had warned Turkey against an invasion but said "the President did suggest to Prime Minister Inonu the tary and real estate saleslady. She served as secretary to the board of directors of Boys' Village when it was organized in 1947, and as secretary to the field director of the American Red Cross at Lake Charles Ait- Force Base prior to 1947. \ Active for the past 13 years I in the Rosteet Elementary School Parent-Teachers Association, she served as president, and she has been chairman of many of its standing committees. She is the mother of three boys and one daughter ranging in ages from 3 to 18. Mrs. Carnahan is a past member of the Women's Auxiliary to Hospitals and the Civil Defense. She received a Civil Defense citation for volunteer work following Hurricane Audrey. Her husband is employed as transportation foreman at Continental Oil Co. possibility of visiting Washington if convenient. But this matter is still under discussion." Greece had pledged to como to the aid of the predominantly • Greek population of Cyprus in the event of a Turkish invasion of the easl Mediterranean Island. - • The Turkish source said both Johnson and Lemnitzer had examined the possibility of a landing from a military and political viewpoint and had told the Turks It would complicate the Middle East situation. Lemnitzer flew into Ankara Friday unexpectedly. Johnson sent a message to Turkish Prime Minister Ismet Inonu on Thursday. High sources in Nicosia said 30,000 national guardsmen had been called into action to defend all coastal areas. Methodist Changes In Area Announced Fall in Jobless Rate To 5.1 Per Cent Told WASHINGTON (AP) - The Labor Department reported today that unemployment dropped to 5.1 per cent last month, the lowest jobless rate in more than four years. The Bureau of Labor Statistics also reported that total civilian employment was up to an all-time high of 71.1 million. Total unemployment in May was 3.6 million, about 300,000 SHREVEPORT (Spl.j - Five pastoral changes in the Lake Charles District of the Methodist Church were announced here : Friday. | Rev. Robert L. Carter of Covington will replace Rev. R. W. Bengtson at Eunice-Ville Platte. The Rev. Mr. Bengtson will move to Mansfield of the Shreveport District. Rev. John C. Bell of Marksville will replace Rev. Halley C. Howell at Merryville • Broadlands. The Rev. Mr. Howell will move to Boyce of the Alexandria District. Rev. S. S. Holladay will leave Moss Bluff-Eastwood to go to Marksville of the Alexandria Chenier; Rev. Jack S. Winegeart, DeQuincy; Rev. Robert Louisiana Methodist" publication. H ; ^ a ™, e ? on> ,F ine Gr ,oye-First j other district appointments ' " " - • ' " " are the Rev. Mr. Quaid, missionary secretary; the Rev. Mr. Stovall, secretary of Christian social concerns; the Rev. Mr. Tohline, secretary of town and country work, and the Rev. Mr. of DeRidder; Raymond M. Cro foot, Holly Grove-Wesley of De- Ridder, and Rev. Paul C. Carroll, Elton-Basile. Also Rev. Hubert A. Gibbs, Fair view-Sweet Lake; Rev. J. Reed Hoffpauir, Florien-H o r n- beck; Rev. Edward P. Drake, Gueydan; Rev. William C. Blakely, Iowa-Bell City-Hayes; Rev. William F. Mayo, Jennings; and Rev. Rex Squyres, Kinder-Oberlin- Lake Charles re-appointments are Rev. George W. Pomeroy and Rev. Harold L. Price (associate), First; Rev. Donald M. Pomeroy, secretary of worship. The Rev. Mr. Gibbs was named c h a p 1 a i n of Memorial and St. Patrick Hospitals. The Rev. Mr. Risinger was named chaplain of Lake Charles Charity Hospital and the Rev. Mr. Golson was given charge of West Calcasieu - Cameron Hospital in Sulphur. tervals near slate-supported < bombers, and the Germans were,mony is about over and the colleges to allow the board lo' reeling, visit the various institutions. All sessions of the board will, plot of July 20, but Rommel was below April, the fighter planes and 4,000 heavy j mission said its taking of testi-iwill make me like you or you The drop ' was bureau said. about 200,000 group "is giving thought to the Hitler had escaped the bomb i content and form of its report." be held at the Chateau Charles, Dr. Woodard said. A tour of McNeese Slate College will be made to allow the boajgi to ascertain the present and future needs of the school, the president said. Most of the state college presidents and the 11 members of already gravely wounded by a strafing plane and soon to commit suicide because of his complicity in the Hitler plot. The Allies, once behind schedule, were now far ahead. Marseille was captured August 28, Montgomery took Antwerp Sep- temfcyer 4, and Aachen fell Oc- the board will be in attendance, i tober 21, its inner fortress according to Woodard Tentative plans call lor the board to convene at 9:30 a.m. June 26 and adjourn at 4:30 p.m. A second session will be held the following day from 9:30 a in. until noou, Woodard said,. Woodard said this will be ihe first meeting of the board in Charles since ft- smashed by Long Tom guns firing at point blank range, 200 yards. More than 54 Divisions were in France and the Services of Supply were racing to I keep up with them. i The Red Ball Express highballed across France, every truck moving 20 huurs of the day. stopping only lo load or unluad, pounding over a system It added that the commission headed by Chief Justice Earl Warren has not as a group discussed final conclusions. Briton Resigns Over Gift Statue THETFQRD, England (AP)John Mayes, an engineer, has resigned from the Thetford Borough Council over the erecUoa of a bronze statue of American revolutionary Thomas Paine who was born here. The figure, a gift of the Thomas Paine Foundation of America, will be dedicated Sunday. Mayes says he will not attend because he regards Paine as "an anarchist and traitor." lide me .. This is a problem of more than seasonally expected. the heart and mind, not the problems of the lawyers ... The senator, the congressman or the President." "The Negro," Bunche added, "is fully aware that the pending civil rights bill, as imperative | as its passage is, or any other law, is not likely to change the established attitudes on race or color of very many individuals. "But, since the Negro struggle is for rights and is conducted largely in the courts, what gets onto the law books is of tremendous importance." PRY CLEANING SPECIAL Saturdov Only Mun's and Lqdlcs' Sum and Ladies' Dresses 89? (No ACME CLEANERS 2200 Ryan VARSITY CLEANERS ;ui/ OreinwiLh Boulrvai The unemployment figure of 5.1 per cent of the labor force in May was down from 5.4 per cent for the past few months. Germans Ratify Test Ban Treaty BONN, Germany (AP)West Germany's Bundestag unanimously ratified the limited nuclear test ban treaty Friday. The upper house is expeet- District. He will be replaced by j Risinger, Oak Park; Rev. Ollie Rev. Dan W. Tohline, who is | L. Golson, St. Luke-Eastwood presently at Raymond. The Rev. i (formerly just St. Luke); Rev. Mr. Tohline will take over a j Cleburne W. Quaid, Simpson, new charge, Moss Bluff-Wesley I and Rev. James L. Stovall, Uni- of Sulphur. versily. The new Raymond pastor will be Rev. Lawrence C. Gilbert of Shreveport. Rev. Frank Jones, associate ed to act by month. the end of toe WOODY'S flKSTAUKANT and DRIVE IN 3040 Ryon Street Soecid! All Da/ Sglurogy -• f'iti Chicken ,. 100 Iwiili French Fries) 10 o.'. T Bone Steak 1.00 (wiln Boked Potato) I Div JumBo Fried Shrimp .. 100 (.vith French Fries* pastor of University Church of Lake Charles, will move to Wa- • terproof. No replacement h a s yet been named. Rev. Louis Hoffpauir and Rev. A. M. Martin, pastor and asso- 1 Garland C. Dean, West Lake, 1 11 ! Other area re-appointments are Rev. Glendon R, Messer, Lake Arthur: Rev. Kirby A. Vining, Leesville; Rev. W. D. Milton, Maplewood - Hackberry; Rev. D. W. Poole, Henning Memorial of Sulphur; Rev. James M. Poole, Vinton; Rev. Oakley Lee, Welsh, and Rev. Negro May Enroll At The foUowine ministers have been ^SffitStot h e i r Sche? Rev R Leonard fnoko du- trkH superiSnt- Ret Robert M ! BentK ^ en M. genuey. HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) - The Fifth US. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday that a Negro can enroll in summer ses- ^v. J. Lamar Davis was re- sion at the all-white Northeast naraed Wesle >' Foundation direc- ' State College at Monroe, La. tor at McNeese state ^ge. i The three-judge court granted The {oliowin g were " a m e d , an injunction to Sara Louis Mc- Lake Charles district directors ! Coy who has been seeking au- °f various area activities: , thority to enroll at the Monroe The Rev. Mr. Risinger, gen- school since 1960. cnurcb the Experienced AUTO MECHANICS NEEDEB \pply iu Person C.\(;i.K CHEVROLET 1924 K Bruad the Rev. Mr- Price, youth work (associate); Rev. D. W. Poole, adult work; the Rev. Mr. Dean, camping; Rev. James M. Poole, Christian vocations; the Rev. .M r. Winegeart. evangelism; and the Rev. Mr Ma\o, 'The Her attorneys told tin to attend Northeast State only because of her race. Attorneys repiesentiug the Louisiana State Board of Education told the court the college is restricted to white students by state statutes.

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