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EDITORIALS Whaf Ofhers Say Having apparently succeeded in getting the United States Supreme Court to outlaw any recognition of religion in public schools, Mrs. Madalyn Murray of Baltimore, Md., one of the most controversial women in the United States, is engaged in another campaign destined to cause a furor. She will take action in the Maryland supreme court to test the right of churches to their traditional tax-exempt status. She wants churches to pay the same taxes on property that an individual, a business or some other organization would pay. Mrs. Murray's first successful suit in the United States Supreme Court led (o the ban on school prayers and on the state or school board-ordered scripture reading. The court went so far to say that the Lord's Prayer could not be recited in the school room as an official observance. Mrs. Murray's latest suit has already met with strong opposition. Mrs. Murray says the Roman Catholic archdiocese of Baltimore went into the state , court with a brief asking that it be allowed to intervene as "amicus curiae"— friend of the court. "This has never happened in the United States before," said Mrs. Murray. "In fact, I don't think an amicus curiae brief has been used by the church since the days of Henry VIII and Martin Luther," This intervention delayed action nearly nine months, the plaintiff said. What the United States Supreme Court will eventually rule is in the future, of course, but if it should hold that tax exemption is a form of monetary contributions by state, county (parish) and city, predicting its decision will not be difficult.—Monroe Morning World. Saturday, July 25 will be another important day, especially to residents of Calcasieu Parish. On that day the voting public will be asked to cast ballots for several offices including U. S. representative and parish school board. The choice of representative is an important one as he will be our voice in Washington. But right here at home the school board member will be just as important. There will be many controversies during the term of the school board members elected and where controversy exists, the importance of wise decisions cannot be overstated. Integration will be '--no of the issues in Calcasieu Parish wi'.hin the m-x' s ; x years, and the problem of how to keep building for the increasing enrollment will be hard to answer. There will also be the discussion of whether or not to merge the Lake Charles Citv and the Parish School boards. And how to upgrade standards for a better upbringing of the children will be a primary concern. It isn't too early to start following the news j.bout candidates for these offices and you'll co your part by know- ins which candidates you think are best qualified.—The Soulhwest Star. Want to keep from getting a iob when you uraclua'e from'school 0 Here are some of the things to do that will practically insure a summer— maybe even a lifetime—of leisure. Show your individuality by affect- ir.i? i Beatle haircut and other touches of distinction which makes it clear you have a personality of vour own. <v)- : , .,. ,..., ; .,-.<•! Vf.pp vour interviewer waiting. Let him know you are not fallir.f over yourself to land the job. Pull up a chair real close to the interviewer, rearrange the stuff on his desk so his ashtray is near you and licht up. This shows you aic.- at ease and at home anywhere. Tell him frankly what you think is wrr.n^ with the business. So he burns a little. So what? If he can't t.-ike a ht- tle honest criticism, he's too narrow rr.indc-d to fool around with. Make sure the company :s brnad- rr.indc-d about coffee breaks, IT.£ lunch hour;, tardiness, absenteeism and time out for personal business. B f - : -:r <•••> this—Lafayeiie Sunday Advertiser. Forrr.'-r Gov. Sam Jones, properly rrffr: rod to sometimes as Louisiana's older statesman, has been studying realignment of congressional districts in the state for several months. Commenting on a bill introduced in the legislature by Sen. J. D. DeBlieux of Baton Rouge last week, he said that "while the senator does a good job on population equalization, there are factors of considerable importance which 1 think snoul'J not be overlooked . . . I do not subscribe to the mania for mathematical equality so long as we follow no differential greater than say, 25 per cent." We agree with Mr. Jones. It has been argued that economic, sociological, language and ethnic—and even geological factors—are matters for consideration. Accordingly, Mr. Jones feels that the Fifth should be reconstructed into a "delta district," the Eighth into a "hill district," and the Seventh and Third into "coastal districts." While congressional districts as now constituted do not perfectly represent communities of interest, there is a consistency of language, ethnic and other factors referred to by Mr. Jones in at least the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth and Seventh districts. The Eighth District qualifies with the exclusion of Avoyelles and parts of Rapides and Natchitoches Parishes. Under the DeBlieux plan, the community of interest factor would be lost at least in the Third, Seventh and Eighth districts. — Alexandria Dally Town Talk. Gov. John J. McKeithen has placed before the legislature—with his full approval—a proposed statute and constitutional amendment to establish a Code of Ethics for state officials and em- ployes,, with. two. new. independent bodies created for judgment as to both guilt and punishment of those %vho may be brought before it. If this Code of Ethics is put into effect, it will be the first in the nation to apply to elected officials as well as state employes. It thus may become a model for the other 49 states. The- governor looks upon establishment of this Code as one of the most irnnortant steps for his administration. Few. indeed, would disagree with that evaluation.—Shreveport Times, Every now and then some member of the legislature files a bill that is predetermined to failure, and this sort of thing is a waste of time and public money. A House member from Webster Parish filed a bill which would make every voter in the state pay his proportionate share of election 'expenses. What the motive behind the bill is, we are unable to explain. If it is designed for disenfranchisement, then on its face it is unconstitutional and will be struck down bv the courts. Th-" 1 author claims it is no attempt to put back the poll tax. But, in effect, i'vtt is all it amounts to. He proposes f'Tiber, that if the voter doesn't pay up his share ... he forfeits his right to vote. It would seem that this legislator would do better by sponsoring some worthwhile and constitutional legislation and stop cluttering tin the calendar with impossible bills.—Crowley Daily Signal. An outsider hesitates to stick in an oar for fear of rockinq the boat. But strictlv unofficial reports suggest that long-standing industrial peace is likely to be maintained here. Nothing could bless the community more than continued stability of labor rela'ions. plus nurturing of "an atmosphere calculated to attract further job- L'ivir.f enterprises, bip and small. It is no secret that employment opportunities in the Port Arthur-Beau- rrnr-t area have rot thinner in recent years The "old reliable" sources of wa?o> have been diluted, and too few ones have supnlemented them. Times WPI-P when generations of Port Arii-;:-'-. n < arK j their neighbors succes- <= • r 1 " vent to work for Gulf, Texaco '••• V!--'-'':r. Hi"ro ,--r !r>-« as a matter -•'' '•*- • '-zr, 7 :at f-;a has faded never to rc- c'lj.K-ar.—Port Arthur News. We have this advice for young peo. pie of our area who will graduate from hieh school at the end of the current f-rm and end ihr->r formal education at that time: Acquire a skill of some kind and do it as soon as possible. It's becoming increasingly difficult for an unskilled worker to find a job of any sort. But there is a critical shortage of workers in many skills. These may be acquired in many ways—through apprentice training programs, vocational school, business college . . . and for some young men through military service. Whatever the route taken to acquire a skill, we urge that it be pursued starting soon after graduation and continuing until the trainee is fully qualified to compete successfully in the labor market.—Orange Leader. DIXON'S DIXIE Vagabond's Trail Just Let Him Try ...!' PEARSON SAYS U.S. Slow in Dam Building By DREW PEARSON (Copyright, 1964, By Bell-McClure Syndicate) j Editor's Note— After covering the repercussions of Khrushchev's visit to the Aswan Dam in Egypt, Drew Pearson now reports from Ethiopia.) ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA—' j After the dust of Soviet dam i j dedication settled at Aswan, I I traveled about a thousand miles up the Nile to a spot in Ethiopia where, forty years ago, an American company had been asked to build a dam on thei Blue Nile, a river which, if di-i i verted into Ethiopian irriga-l i tion ditches, could dry Nasser's; : lake into a swampy mudhole. En route, I interviewed Em! peror Haile Selassie, No. 1 elder statesman of Africa. Outside the emperor's palace two lions were tied to poles, symbolic of his title, "Con, quering Lion of the Tribe of i Judah." It was possible to walk up and pat the male lion— if I you had courage enough. - I demonstrated my courage ionly after Al Lewitt of Wash. ington had paved the way. The, 1 lioness demonstrated the truth of Kipling's famous conclusion.' "the female of the species is more deadly than the male," and she was boycotted. His imperial majesty received us in a long throne room dee- orated with elephant tusks and various photographs of his 48- year reign. The throne, covered with pale green leather, was capped with silver and had a gold crown at the very top. While his imperial majesty! talked, a small Mexican chi'-i huahua, obviously on familiar) terms with royalty, kept; srratching the royal pants leg,) wanting to get up into his ma-' jesty's lap. Finally she made it, and i crawled round to the rear of j the throne. i Since the emperor is short ' and leans forward as he sits, '• there was plenty of room for a sort of dual reign, and the little dog snuggled up in the rear of the throne and went to s!eop. * * .f I TOLD HIS IMPERIAL MA>) Jesty that I had first started! writing about Ethiopia in 1927, when he had asked the J. G. i White Company of New York to build a dam on Lake Tana, ; headwaters of the Blue Nile, in order to keep this key control' of the Nile out of the hands of the British. "Yes, that was almost forty years ago," replied the emperor, "and the Americans never did build that dam. "We also asked the Americans to build a dam on the Fin- chaa River, a tributary to the Blue Nile. It took them five years to make a survey and the dam is not even started. "Meanwhile you have doubtless heard of the big fuss further down the Nile where the Russians dedicated a much bigger dam which they built not in forty years but in about five years. "Sometimes there are moments when it is necessary to speak frankly," said the emperor, who has been a consistent friend of the United States and has given us a base for our most important foreign tracking station. "This is one of I those moments. i "I shall be glad to talk to you frankly," he continued, j "But first take a look around! our country, then come back and we will talk again." ' * * * ; I DID LOOK AROUND ETH- iopia, going all the way to' Lake Tana, a beautiful body or water about half as big as Lake; Erie, framed by green moun-' tains. j It's a natural storage basin ! for the river which flows down through Egypt to give Nasser 85 per cent of the water for his Aswan Dam, and to give the Egyptian peasant the life blood for the irrigation system which produces most of the world's long staple cotton. ' Out of this natural reservoir' tumbles the Tis-Esat Falls' in a cascade as high as Niagara, | to start the Blue Nile below. | There, in the approximate! spot where the emperor had j asked an American company to] build a dam forty years ago, is j a dam and power plant built] by a communist country—Yu- \ goslavia. j The emperor got tired of wait-! ing for the United States and turned to his friend Tito, who advanced the money and supplied the Ifi.-hnicians. Building the dam took only three years. It 19 not aa big as originally contemplated, nor does it materially affect the flow of the Nile. But below it, the Blue Nile flows through a deep gorge similar to the Grand Canyon, where it can be easily contained by more storage dams. And further down stream, the U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey has surveyed a dam on the Finchaa River where the terrain is flat and adapted to ir- riqatien. This is the survey which the Emperor referred to impatiently as having taken five years. The Coast and Geodetic Survey did a beautiful job, but they did take between four and five years. And meanwhile not only Ethiopia but all Africa has watched the Russians complete the first phase of a far greater dam in about the time it took the United Slates to make a survey. * * * THE AMERICAN AMBASSA- dor, Ed Korry, has assured the Ethiopians that we are committed to build the Finchaa project. But the question is— when? The emperor has also tried to get the United States to help build a dam on the Wabi River, and the Yugoslavs have already put up $5,000,000 for a survey. But the Wabl flows, not into the Nile, but into the Indian Ocean through Somalia, and neither the United States, the French, nor the British appear anxious to offend the new Arab, semi-nomad republic of Somalia, now engaged in a bitter religious - territorial controversy with Ethiopia. The Russians and Nasser, less sensitive about neighbors on the Nile, went ahead with Aswan without consulting any of the governments about riparian rights, even though parts of the Sudan will be flooded by Nasser's 300-mile-long lake. So goes the battle of water and politics on the restless continent of Africa where capitalism and communism are now engaged Jn a major struggle. By KENNETH L. DIXON DALLAS.— Vignettes from a vagabond's (rail: Nine people sat around a Dallas lunch table. They were all Texans— either by birth, adoption or long association. If you jump from that statement to an assumption of regional bias or prejudice, then jump where you must. They all were confirmed storytellers and name-droppers and the flamboyant tales of the great and near-great they had known flew back and forth across the table. Only the lone outnumbered wife stayed silent, except to laugh at the stories. Then she and her husband got up, said their goodbyes and loft. When (hey were gone, the youngest of flic seven remaining men leaned forward and said; "Now I can tell you the story of what really happened that night in New Orleans. I couldn't tell it while she was here." Before he could begin, the man across the table —whom some might term even a professional Texan— cut in with soft sternness: "If you couldn't tell it then, don't tell it now!" And he gestured toward the Negro waitress clearing the next table, well within earshot. The other men nodded, the young man subsided and a man down at the end of the table said quietly: "I wonder if Congress accomplished this much ! today ..." •(" if M The vagabond wandered inlo a Houston newsroom and asked if they had a picture of that spot where a handful of six- lane freeways crisscross and in- HARRIS POLL lertwine over a liny area. "Sure, but wait till you see Los Angeles if you want to see a real freeway jungle," said the man at the desk. "But if you want a picture here, we've got plenty. Just tell the guys in ) photos you want an aerial shot ! of the spaghetti bowl." I it * * \ High in the skies over Texas, (he airline stewardess tripped up the aisle (o (he pilots' compartment, carrying a tray with two cups of coffee. Outside the door she paused, I balanced the tray on one hand ; while she got out a key. She unlocked the door, went inside and locked it behind her. "It's that new federal regu- ' Intion," explained a talkative passenger. "It's to prevent anybody from getting up forward and shooting the pilots and ] crashing the plane or hijacking ; it. But I doubt if it works any I better than that loaded revolver | they make the charter pilots i carry now. If a guy Is bound '• and determined to kill himself j by crashing a plane, he'll fig- urn out how to do it." He kept talking, but just then (he stewardess came back. As she closed the door and checked to see it was locked behind her, j the talkative pilgrim asked: , "Miss, do you really think i this new-lock regulation makes | any difference?" | Before she could answer, a j heretofore silent passenger cut in shortly: "Of course, it does. Now if i any wild man wants to get up front, his first step is to grab the stewardess. Ah, but they're chivalrous in Washington!" 1 (Copyright, 1964, by United Feature Syndicate, Inc.) California Vofe LOOKING BACKWARD Fifty Years Ago Today tkid i&OMtUtd uo*t yarn* Unscramble these four Jumbles, one Utter to each square, to form four ordinary wordf. (From ihe American P«w of Juflt 8. 1114) The Elks Lasc-hall ttarn went over to Port Arthur yeAerday end won over the Port Arlhur Blks in one of the snappiest and classiest garner e\er played in tnat city. With the score tied in the ninth, La>:e Charles brough! f'A<j rr.Hi i.i',,r rfie plate in the tffilh Ififj;;!;.' ,i!,.'J W.Jll JJV -5 tO 2. Ttic Carrie dfcn'i'jn;.trau.-d that Like Charles lias splendid material i/j ;tb ic-a.'/i JJunc .Me- .•mack, the local pitcher, 0;v yesterday by btruting out 14 men. Collecting hits for Lake Charles were shortstop Kirkwood with two, third baseman Miller, first baseman Briley and catcher Dolby. One of the best musical shows ever seen in LaJte Charles is now at the Crown Airdome Theater. This bhow opened last night aiid Ik- Airdome was packed, Vj .vta:tdu-g room only, and for u,<- sn.aii prices that DeNoyer is thawing for Jus big producUon there is no reason why the Air- dome should not be packed every night. Last n.'ghi (hey produd-d tln-ir big muMcal re\ue entitled ''In Wrong'' and from the time the curla:ri vm.-t up I >< •'•„'..••,H- and Dame, and ihe;r Joll-, |-'ui, Makers had the audience in an uproar ',Mili nothing but clean, re- iined coined;,, no ;,!ap .stick vulgarity or smut and the ihow seen last M^hl was equal to tui> $1.00 jhow been in this titv. VILIC r "•! kJ 1 \ j SiUPE DKMU'E JQ YMMUl DO Tue THt -A WHAT THE CKCO<=r? HAtR7KES5E2 CAUIEP H15 LATEST CREATOR Now arrange the circled letten to form the surpriite answer, a« suggested by the above cartoon. ff A, tomorrow) JuMl>le«iQft»Jr FA»II UftOON ALPACA tut luuaduiLn talker tiitli financial -"f IOAT A40AN* TODAY ... IN HISTORY By THE ASSOCIATED PKKSS Today is Monday, June 8, the 160th clay of 1964. There are 2015 days left in the year. Today's highlight in history: On this date Ir. 1915, William Jennings Bryan resigned as secretary of stale after disagreement with President Wilson on policy arising out of the torpedoing of the liner LusiCania. On (his date: In 1758, Lord Jeffrey Arnherst landed his troops In Nova Scolia. In 1809, the political philosopher of the American Revolution, Thomas Paine, died. in 1845, former President Andrew Jackson died. In 1872, one-rent post^arl:; were authorized by an act of the U.S. Congress. In 1942, during World War II, Japanese submarines shelled the Australian port of Sydney. Ten years ago-Secretary oJ State John Foster Dulles said the United Slates had no intention of intervening in Indochina alone unless UK- whole nature of Communist aggression in Asia ch.-ingH. Five years ago—The French foreign minister indicated that France would make no [nrfVi commitments to NATO unkv.a given a larger r<''- in NATO al fairs and aid in becoming a nuclear power. One year agu — Dr. Stephen Ward was arrested as a central figure ia 9 scaadal which involved British Secretary of Stale fur War John Profuino. LOS ANGELES - Despite Sen. Barry Goldwater's victory in last Tuesday's Republican primary, GOP voters in California still had no clearcut first choice for their Presidential nomination. As they went to the polls, Goldwater had emerged in first place, but with fewer than 30 per cent who n a m e d him as their real preference. Almost equal numbers of Republicans wanted someone else — Lodge, Nixon or Rockefeller. Part of the reason for this lack of a clear consensus among Republicans lies in the negative reaction to the declared front-runners, the lack of campaigning on the part of Nixon, the absence of Lodge from the scene and public unfamiliarity with Scranton. But part also rests in the strong support fur President Lyndon Johnson in the country as a whole, even among Republican voters. In California, Johnson would carry the state today against either Goldwater or Rockefeller by 65-35 per cent. Contributing to the Johnson margin is the fact that as of last week about 40 per cent of the Republicans in California would vote for the President against either Goldwater or Rockefeller. This lack of popularization among Republican voters was never more evident than in the way the campaign in California bobbed up and down to the very end, as recorded in our surveys: Rockefeller Cinldwati-r I'd. I'cl. Date Polled: May 10 4j 5,") May in '<7 43 .May 2:i ft 45 .May 29 ',', 45 May 31 51 49 June 1 50 50 (NOTE: The June 1 report indicates eledion eve polling). The final result in California, of course. eivlcd in a \ictory for Senator ('midwater by 3 percentage points, or 51.4 to 48.6 per cent. The trend was clearly going to him toward the end. The over-all pattern in California indicated an early Goldwater lead before Oregon, a Rockefeller sure? after his unset win there, iJImvc'i in the '•••;t (1,-ivs liy a rapid Rucki-ld!' r slippage and finally in the last • 'av a Kiirpe up in- the Arizona senltor to win it. But perhaps a truer picture of what was going on in the minds of California voters rests in the (rend of first-choice preferences as recorded before Oregon, just after and finally on the day before last Tuesday's voting: i FIRST CHOICE June May .May 1 18 10 Pet. Pet. Pet. i Goldwater 28 21 28 Lodge 24 22 32 Nixon 21 23 25 Rockefeller 20 26 10 Scranton 524 Smith i i ) 1 Not sure 1 5 — At no time in (he last month in California did any one of the leading Republican candidates i amass more than 32 per font i support from the rank-an'-f ; le. Rockefeller jumped from ' "> -KT cent to 26 per cent and then fell off to 20 per cent In the final days. Goldwater began at 28 per cent, dipped to 2t per cent and )!?«? <v»me hack tn 28 per cent— the first lime he headed the j pack. ; Lodge started off strong be- jfore Oregon, fell off 10 points and then rose some at the end. Nixon declined rather steadily ; during the month, but always remained in the 20-25 per cent range. Here in California, a key pivotal stale in November's election, President Johnson remains thn dominant political figure ;imong all voters, including a substantial minority of Republicans. This is evident when just before the primary he was pitted against both Goldwater and Rockefeller in pairings among •:\ carefully drawn cross-section «>f voters in both parties: CALIFORNIA Total GOP Voters Voters Pet. Pet. Johnson Vs. Goldwater Johnson 62 36 Ooldwater 33 55 Not sure 5 s Johnson Vs. Rockefeller Johnson fil 37 Horkofrllrr 33 56 Nut sure j 7 After each primary, the Rc- inililiean victor has always cmni> up in his poll showing, and this i* likely to happen to BMITV Ctoldwaler now. Since he \vrni the last of the primaries, this will show him in his si nun- t lichl on the eve of the Rein: i can convention. I'-ti! Golihv.-iter's strenglh is :<< much a rolIre-lion of the in aMlty of a mnjoritvof GOP v .,i- ere to unite on a singk; alicrna- live to the Ari/ona senator as it is his own popular appeal in it; o\\n rij.;hi. «'opyri«lii I!)(i4 By The \Va liin :ton Post Co > 4 MONDAY, JUNE K. 1964, Lake Chailei American Press Lake Charles American Press MXTV ifcVthllH Y£AR~ ^W et *_P°/ °"<* SuntW Morningt MEMBttt AiSOCIATtFb PKEiS « , Cl '"" td MHui'vc:, to (he u-.e lur" repubii«jioiTorain>« "V '• f *-P«l>er en well cu nil t.f ncwl fUtpalchev - TELEPHONt - phon* MB - MJliiCRIPTION BAtEi " Corriw p«r r»qr S2J 43 ii ' ,- u " *- lJI ' ll:| *~m i wr ......... *D +j bcuun .ijrd, C(ii,. u ..!ai. Cunieton ond J»fl»fMrt OflvU MirUh«. PU Y«r $15.00; »un*iy omy ol Lokii Chud,.. |j ()5 t Olllr.e 05 !.ei.(ii Or.Utr AJ of Coii'jiB»» Worth Clgu Motl

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