Lake Charles American-Press from Lake Charles, Louisiana on June 12, 1964 · Page 27
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Lake Charles American-Press from Lake Charles, Louisiana · Page 27

Lake Charles, Louisiana
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Friday, June 12, 1964
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ON SENATE FLOOR rs of Backe Senate Passes Pension lidelands Bill; Boost Win Skirmish Takes Recess BATON ROUGE (AP)-Sens. Dudley LeBlanc and W. L. Rambo whipped Gov. John McKeithen's Senate forces 19-18 Thursday in a skirmish over their bill to give old age pensioners $100 a month. The vote came on a move by Sen. Garland Bonin, Lafayette, a McKeithen floor leader and chairman of the Senate Committee on Health and Welfare, to send the bill back to committee for a second hearing. A day earlier, the Health and Welfare Committee voted without opposition to report the bill favorably. Bonin, as chairman, abstained from voting. The bill by LeBlanc, Abbeville and Rambo, Georgetown, . would boost pensions from $82 to $100 a month. Bonin asked to recommit the bill to his Health and Welfare Committee. He said the Department of Welfare and the Grants in Aid Commission wanted to be heard on the bill. Bonin said the Welfare Department was unaware the hearing would be held Wednesday and wanted to be heard. LeBlanc said the idea of the Welfare Department objecting "is kind of far fetched" since the department gave him all his information on the sales tax and its use. "I am not seeking a tax increase here," he said. The original legislation, he said, "had the intent of using all these (sales tax) funds on old age pensions." LeBlanc said the state took Robert C. Welsh Gains Graduate School Fellowship Robert Charles Welch, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald H. Welch of 738 West Claude St., has been named a recipient of a $2,100 fellowship in chemical en gineering at the University ef Texas. The fellowship is for the 1964- G5 long session, according to W. E. Keys, news director of the university. VOTE DAN WISE YOUR City Councilman (Dan Wise Politico! Adv.) ,wo cents off the state gasoline'and I'll predict you'll never sit ax, and two months later the in this Senate again." nrliiofrtr arlrtar! tuin rnr.fc in tht* Kan Ramhn coirl ho udustry added two cents to the )rice of gasoline. "Now you want to rob the old people and say 'I want to build roads with the money that's ustly due them,'" he said. He promised, "In south Loui- isiana, you vote against this bill, Man Arrested Here Returned To Baton Rouge A man arrested in a local hospital has been turned over to authorities in Baton Rouge on a charge of theft by checks and forgery, according to Lake Charles City Police. Chief of Detectives Edward Zailskas said Michael Joseph Vallee, 42, was taken into cus- Thursday after he registered at the hospital under the name of a local person. Zailskas said one o' the em- ployes of the hospital was a niece of the man under whose name Vallee registered and she reported the incident to police after she went to visit her "uncle." According to police, the man checks into hospitals and attempts to receive treatment from a doctor for severe pain. After receiving a narcotic shot for the pain, the man pays the bill with a worthless check. . The man has been confined in penitentiaries in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Mississippi from 1957 until January of this year, Zailskas ?aid. Detainers have been placed on Vallee by police departments in Monroe and Waco, Tex., Zails- kas said. Sen. Rambo, said he was from north Louisiana and the feelings of the people up there concerning the old people are exactly as they are in south Louisiana. He opposed sending the bill back to committee after it had been properly enrolled. The legislation would channel $28 million in state sales tax funds now going to education and teacher pay into old age welfare. LeBlanc told the committee $268 million had been taken away from the old age pension fund during years. the past eight Open Meets Set By Ward 4 Jury SULPHUR (Spl.) - The Ward 4 police jury will meet at its office on Post Oak Road in Sulphur every Thursday at 5 p.m. Members of the police jury announced that the public is invited to the meetings to offer criticism, to make complaints or to "just sit in on the sessions." SENIOR PORTRAIT SPECIAL! • 1—11x14 Bronzctonc Portrait • 2 — 8x10 Silvertones Portraits • 2 — 5x7 Silvertones Portraits • 3 — Wallet Size Portraitg ALL FOR ONLY II 98 PHOTOGRAPHER* OFFER EXPIRES JUNE JO, 1J64 »37 RYAN ST. Bills to Repeal Insurance Laws Are Supported The passage of two bills which would eliminate causes of high insurance rates in Louisiana is strongly supported by members of the Louisiana Insurance Agents association. There are a number of agencies in Lake Charles which are members of the state organization. Stock insurance agents are members. Agent spokesmen have said passage of the two bills would repeal the "Direct Action Statute" and no "Guest Passenger Statute Law." These laws as they now exist penalize about 97 per cent of the insurance-buying public and benefit only about three per cent, supporters of the two repealing bills point out. The "Direct Action Statute" has been defined as a law which allows an individual to sue an insurance company directly, rather than through the owner. Spokesmen have said persons wanting to sue a company can get policy limits from Baton Rouge and usually sue companies for that amount. The no "Guest Passenger Statute Law" allows a wife and children to sue the husband's insurer in the event of an accident, spokesmen said. This is done in spite of the fact that medical coverage applies in these cases, they added. Spokesmen said more citizens have to pay more for their insurance under existing conditions — 40 per cent more compared to some Texas rates — and many companies are pulling out of the state because of the losses these laws bring about. Louisiana is the only state out of the 50 states with the two laws, it has been reported. The state insurance association has said that unless the two repealing laws are passed, rates will probably go up 16-26 per cent. This has been estimated at $15 million a year 01 $14 per auto. BATON ROUGE (AP) - The Louisiana Senate overwhelmingly passed and sent to the House Thursday Gov. John McKeithen's bills to alter the tidelands negotiations team, then quit for the weekend. In other action, the Senate approved establishment of two junior colleges under the State Board of Education. The Senate voted 34-4 passage and sent to the House a bill by Sen. B. B. Rayburn, Bogalusa, to establish a junior commuters college in Rayburn's 22nd Senatorial District. The Senate voted 35-5 final legislative passage to a House bill to establish a two-y ear junior commuters college in the area of Harrisonburg. Exact location of the college would be left to the education board. Sen. Howard Jones, St. Joseph, asked final passage of the tidelands negotiators bills, one to name the governor and the State Mineral Board as chief negotiators with the federal government for a settlement of the tidelands dispute, and the other to redesignate the attorney general as attorney for the mineral board. Jones won amendments that would clarify the legislature authority ' tidelands to ratify any final agreement concerning a boundary. As the bill passed, the governor and the mineral board would have authority to handle any agreement on money sct- tlement, but any boundary agreement would have to be sent to the legislature for approval. Teachers In Iberia Get $600 Raise NEW IBERIA, La. (AP)-Ibc- ria Parish school teachers will receive an across-the-board $600 annual pay raise. The parish school board took the action Wednesday, effective next month. Principals and professional school personnel will receive comparable raises. Bus operators and janitors get a 10 per cent boost. The parish board decided that if the legislature gives statewide raises, the Iberia Parish employes will receive any amounts in excess of the raises granted locally. South African Treason Trial Convicts Eight PRETORIA, South Africa (AP)—Eight of nine defendants in South Africa's major treason trial were found guilty Thursday by a judge. A white defendant was acquitted. Among those convicted were African nationalist leaders Nelson Mandela, known as the "Black Pimpernel" for his feats in eluding police, and Walter Sisulu. The six Africans, two whites and one Indian had been on trial for seven months. They were charged by the white supremacist government of assisting in acts of sabotage in 1962 to prepare for guerrilla warfare and an invasion lo overthrow the state. Judge Quartus de Wet said he would sentence them Friday. All could receive the death penalty. FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 1964, Lake Charles American fre» 11 READ f ME AMERICAN PRESS CLASSIFIED AD3 Half of Utah Votes Seen As Barry's SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (AP) -Backers of Sen. Barry Goldwater for president say they expect to get at least half of Utah's 14 GOP national conven- vion votes at the state Republican convention today. Father-Favorites: Easy-care Dress-V-play btanhuttan "Dress up" Dad "play down" your care time . . . with MANHATTAN'S Dress-'nPlay Shirts! These cotton or dacron-cotton beauties are treated to slay wrinkle-free during the busiest summer days ... and to drip- dry for easy-care. The collar «.-an be worn closed with a tie • . . or open for casual wear. Buy several ... 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