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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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Tuesday, June 16, 1964
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UosedWire Service ef Associated Press •MICROFILM stftrrce c sates eo* P.O. BOX 8066 4924 COLE AYE, DALLAS, TEXAS BALUS* tfcXAS COMP, Lake Charies American Press STAf t EDITION Worm Mostly cloudy And warm through Wednesday with scattered showers and thundershnw- crs. Low tonight 74. Hieh Wednesday 90. take: Heav/ hflcfefld -ount 5 CENTS LAKE CHARLES, LA., TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 1964 18 PAGES NUMBEfi 25,733 Six Are Killed Disaste Vernon Junior 4-H Members Attend Camp WRONG-WAY CAR — John F. McMain, 213 Adrienne St., Lafayette, •was killed instantly in this car as he attempted to drive up the Calcasieu ON CALCASIEU river bridge on U.S. 90 in the wrong lane Monday night, according to stale police. (See other picture on Page 16). Lafayette Man Killed In Head-On Collision Calcasieu Parish counted its 14th traffic fatality of the year] after a Monday night crash snuffed out the life of a 47-year- old railroad employe. The victim, John V. McMain of 213 Adrienne Si.. Lafayette, was killed instantly in Ihe head- on crash on the Calcasieu River bridge on US. 90, according to Ihp slate police Seriously injured in Ihe accident was James C. Odom, ftH, of 500 Bilbo St. lie was reported to be a salesman for Standard Coffee company and a former resident nf Orange, Tex. Investigating stale troopers said both men were alone in their cars when the accident occurred. Odom was taken lo St. Patrick hospital and then transferred to St. Elixabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Tex. Authorities at St. Patrick said Odom was in serious condition from head injuries received in the accident. According to the accident report, McMain was traveling west in Ihe east bound lane when the accident occurred at 8:30 p.m. T h e collision was approximately 900 fool from Ihe east end of the bridge, troopers said. A witness told troopers he saw a car approaching him in the Vote Begins On Word 3 Fire Tax Voting began at 6 a.m. today on a proposal to levy a three mill maintenance tax to operate fire equipment in the Ward 3 Fire Protection District. Over 3,000 property owners in Ward 3 outside the Lake Charles cily lirnils are eligible to vote in Ihe special election. Six precincts which will be open until 8 today arc Precincts 2(i and ,'i.i. .Marion High School; Precinc! 27, Eastwood School; Precinct 2R, Melrose Elementary School: Precinct 29. Rosteet Elementary .^.'hool: Precinct 30. Ward .'i barn; and Precincts 31 and 32. Prien Lake School. KOQL KING Auto Air Conditioner $219 n fulled No down PQyninil iU prr month JKRRV'S SHELL SERVICE Corner H»v u and Pnen I ok» WHOLESALE A- .RETAIL 'JU3TOR Oil qi .iui •>PAPK PI LlOS .Wi RFAR VlfTW MIRPOR 1 ! InnlMdfl I hr,l rn.i Pii'f . Brto.r '. r,,i KM. SWIFT SKKVICK ,\l"l'f> SUPPLIES. INC wrong lane and that he pulled over to (lip right, blinked his light, blew his horn and got past the wrnng-wnv driver. He | said he looked iiwo his rear view mirror and saw the car, following him crash head on into i Ihe automobile in the wrong lane. A second minor collision occurred, troopers said, when a driver stopped his car for the accident and was hit from the Victory Seen For Goldwater In Texas Race DALLAS (APi -- Texas Republicans, jubilantly declaring that their 56 votes will hold the key to Ihe ('.OP presidential nomination, today swung into a state convention that has already become a Barry Coldwater bandwagon. The Armma senator told Ihe cheering d^le^ates that "The Republican parlv ran win the South in HIM Ti"' Kojmblican parly CHII and will win the nation in 1%4 " "1 intend to lead all the candidates of our party to victory, north and south, east and west, in November." he said. Crilici/ing the international and domestic policies of the Democrat) c administration. Cioldwater said "You and 1 \v a n t to hear someone .speak up lor America in this troubled world. We know that the world cannot lie in spired by turning out the lights in the White House. . . \Ve need more light at the While House, not less. \Ve net-d more light around the world, the light of American leadership, the light of freedom." The Arizona senator touched olf another enthusiastic demonstration Mondav night when he told l.'ilMi persons at a $UIO-a- plate hanquel "I want In enlisl you)' aid in gelling I.uidon Hainrs .lohnson mil of Washing ton and hack into Ihe television business South Korea Sets Martial Law Vote SEOUL, South Korea (APt Assembly leaders agreed today to a vote next Monday on an opposition resolution to lift martial law in Seoul. President Chung llee Park imposed it two weeks ago to quell anti-government student demonstrations rear by another vehicle. Troopers said Thaddeus H. Quarterman, 27, of Pt. Arthur, Tex., was charged with following too closely after his auto j'ammed the stopped automobile driven by James Franklin Carroll, 20. 'of Spurger, Tex. There were no injuries reported in the second accident, troopers said Investigating the accident which slowed traffic over the bridge for over an hour were Troopers J. F. Rozas, Carl S. Henry and Pratt Hayes and Lt. Dim Q. Smith. The last previous fatal accident in the parish occurred June 7 when Charles N. Carter. 31, of .lonesville was killed on Louisi- .wi 109 in Starks when his compact car collided with a trailer truck. Last year, the )4lh traffic fatality in the parish was recorded on April 19. There 17 recorded traffic deaths on June 15 of last vear. Cameron Parish Ward Deleted From Port Bill RATON ROUGE (APi-A Senale committee amended and returned to the Senate floor today a House-passed bill to create a \VesL Calcasieu - Cameron port, harbor and terminal district. The amendments backed by Sens. Jesse Kn o w 1 e s, Lake diaries, and A. C. demons, Jennings, removed Ward (j of Cameron Parish from the dis- triri and left in Ward 4 of Calcasieu. The Senate Committee on local and municipal affairs held a hearing on the proposal and returned a favorable report. Because of the Senate committee amendments, the bill will have In return to the House tor concurrence it approved by the Senate. Appearing for the bill was Judge \Vo<>dy Thompson, Sul pluu : Rep t'tinway LeBleu. Cameron Parish and Police Juror Ward 8 Charles Riggs. Opposing i he bill was Jack Hro-st, Haclibi-rry and Representing tour members of the Cameron Parish Police Jury in opposition was secretary Jerry Jones, Cameron. On the local and municipal affairs committee the vote was 4- tor amending the bill with • 'lemons and Knnwles voting in i:ivor. LEESVILLE (Spl.l - Thirty; Vernon Parish Junior 4-H club members joined clubs from Al- Jen, Beauregard and Sabine Parishes Monday morning for a week at Camp Anacoco south of DeRidder. The campers, who traveled by chartered school bus were accompanied hy A. J. Stevens, county agent; Mrs. Marie D. Williams, associate home demonstration agent; local leaders Weeda .Sue Perkins of Pitkin and Lillian Herrick of Rosepine and junior counselors Karen Fills of Rosepine and Jimmy Dale Monk of Hicks. Thursday night is traditionally Family Night at the camp and the 4-H'ers entertain their families and friends with thc skills they have learned at! Camp Anacoco. Those who are participating , in the camp program of arts ; and crafts, swimming, recreation and sports are: Evans Junior club, Norma Sue Dowden, Gail Harvey, Bobby and Dana Williamson, Michael Miteham. Bill, Rick and Dorcas ' Ford and Henry Pressley; Hicks. Ronnie and J. W. Ha-1 gan Jr.: Leesville Junior High,! Ricky Ross, Randy Stevens,; Penny Kay, Linda Mean x,; Cheryl Stephens, Robert Nell; Williamson, Palsy AVilson and : Angie Elmore. From West Lake Elementary club the representatives are Pa- j I tricia Nagman, Flo B e 1 le I Spears, Peggy Rose, Kathy Harmon, Pam Haymon, Kathy Kay and Bruce Nicks, and from Rosepine, Jan Cryer, Patricia j , Trinkle, Charlotte Bailey, Dan- j ny Harrison, Karen Cooper and ! ! Kathy Miller. Assistant D.A. Is Appointed In Beauregard DF.RIDDKR iSpl.) - William C. Pegues III, a DeRidder attorney, has been appointed as! sistant district attorney for the, 30th Judicial District of Louisi- 1 , ana The appointment was made; ; by Dist. Ally. Peter S. Ander- i son of Leesville, effective June 1. Pegues is Ihe son of \V. C. Pegues Jr. and the late Mrs. Hazel McMahon Pegues. He attended Louisiana State University and the LSI! 1 a w school and was admitted to practice law in Louisiana in 1957. Since that lime he has engaged in active practice in De- Ridder. He is a member of Kiwanis, American Bar Association, Louisiana Stale Bar Association, American Judicature Soci e t y and at present is president of the 30lh Judicial District Bar ! Association. Pegues is a member and secretary of the Mission Council Trinity Episcopal Church in DeRidder. He is a veteran, having served with U.S. Marine Corps. He is married to the former Julia Handlovic of Pittsburg, Pa., and they have two sons, Stewart and Billy Pegues. WHERE SIX DIED — Six persons in a Trailways bus died in Lake Pontchartrain at New Orleans early today as the bus plunged into the water. Two barges struck the Pont- chartrain Causeway, knocking out a 200-foot-long section. The bus went down in upper right of picture. (AP Wirephoto), One-Day Train Strike Ended by Court Order KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — tp "clear up a lot of local condi- to spoilage from rain. Trains were rolling again today j tions that have existed for years ; Maynard E. Parks of SI Lou-, as court orders ended a one-day j —rules, pay, work conditions, is, Missouri Pacific vice presi- Va "g hn - 3B - ° r Jackson, Miss ctl'iko oaainct eiv rvi \Annnt «,,„,..,11,1 „„ " I J... I C - .. 1 • , .1 W3S fCSCUCd D)' 3 SWimtTlCr, fitl'l Trailways Bus Plunges Info Pontchartrain NEW ORLEANS (AP)-~ Two barges s m n s h e d through the world's 1 once?I bridge before dawn today and a Trailways h.'is plunged into Lake Pnnl- charlrain, killing six passengers. The bus fell in 15 fret, of water. Skindivcrs dove in to help recover bodies. A Coasl. fruarrl helicopter airlifted two survivors lo hospitals. The weird accident occurred in the same lake where a jetliner crashed last February, killing 58. No one would say how HIP tugboat, with its two barges, hit. the Lake Ponchartrain causeway — a brightly lighted InVrh- way on stills across the 24-mile- wide lake. The lake was mirror- calm and visibility clear. And apparently no one knew whether (he bus plunged into the gap in the highway—or was on one of the sections when it crumpled under the impact nf the heavy barges. The Jefferson Parish coroner's office said the bodies of live men and a woman were recovered. Their identity was withheld pending notification of \ next, of kin. ' The bus driver, Ernest strike against six midconlinent everything. railroads. Alarm arose I dent for personnel said the An estimated 5,000 members' wheat belt because the harvest quickly in the strike violated a restraining or- hoisfcd aloft der issued in Washington Sun-, the helicopter A( the hospital he was listed in of the Brotherhood of Railroad i is in full swing. Grain men had day by U.sT Distfjiidge" Atex- fair condition. Newsmen could Trainmen walked out early I visions of new wheat piling up ander "Holt/off, who set'a hear- 1 ™ 1 1alk lo him ' Monday, stopping traffic and;at country elevators and being ing for June 22. freight-handling on the lines. ' ' . , . . Railroad attorneys quickly obtained temporary restraining orders in U.S. district courts, banning strikes and picketing. Union officials said the men were returning to work as the orders were served, but one of- licial said the strike would resume when the restraining orders expire. Injunction hearings are .set dumped on the ground, subject State Solons Are Outvoted (APi - All WASH1NUTON for late this week and next week, '-uuisiana and Mississippi sena- The stoppage affocted Ten- tors Monday voted for two ncssce, Nebraska, Kansas, Mis- amendments to the civil rights souri, Oklahoma, Arkan- bil1 - Bolh proposes were de- sas, Texas, Louisiana and Colorado. The railroads are Ihe Missouri Pacific, Missouri-Kansas- feated. The amendments would have eliminated the attorney general's power lo bring suits to de- sas-Texas (Katyi, Texas & Pa- segregate schools or public fa cific, the Texas and Louisiana lines of the Southern Pacific, the cilities if individuals are unable to do so, and to require the Texas - Mexican Railwav, and courts to rule on this inabilih the Houston Port Terminal Association Railroad. Louis K. Corsi of Cleveland, public relations director for the union, said the strike was called The Louisiana senators votinj for the amendments were Kl- lender and Long The Mississinpi M^nators were Easlland and Siennis. Talks in Refinery Strike Continue of Hopes for an early settlement at over 80 per cent oi its Sii.OOO (;j||j s ls | Jemg j nu , s ,j oaled the Continental Ojl Co. strike barre 1 -' a dn< capacitv Monday i,i« rir*nartmeni *nA ,7,^ ,. Civitans Seat New Officers In DeRidder DERIDDER iSpl.i - DeRid der Civilan club installed new oflicers Monday at a meeting in the War Memorial Civic Center. New otticers are Fred Cook-\. president; John Fea/el. first vice president; Luther Brown, second vice president; F. J. Ex ernack, secretary; and M. P Bolton, treasurer. Three new members added to the board of directors are Hu- beit Deere. Ralph O'Neal and Devvey Smith. Past lieutenant governor ol rlie district Shelby Oakes was installing officer. here are pinned on a meeting between company and union officials at 1:30 p.m. to3ay. Today's meeting was called by Sloan (.',. Springfield of the Icderal mediation service alter a three and one-half hour meeting Monday night failed in bring the disagreeing parties any closer. Springfield said various issues were being explored in trying to find some c o m m o n grounds tor agreement. "I'm encouraged lo think we strikers may gel going on something' weekly apaci He said all operations were normal and slightly ahead of schedule. W. 0. Miller, petrochemical plant manager reported the The bus, heading north lo vice president of ( Jackson, Miss., left the termi- the brotherhood, who was di-'nal at 1 a.m. with a scant sev- reeling the strike from Houston, en passengers on board. It said Judge Holt/olf's order ap- turned onto the causeway, a $1 plied only to the national matter toll bridge built to provide a Of reducing the size of train straight shot north from New crews. i Orleans, on time. Jones said Ihe strike involved Slate Police Sgt. Frank Petil. only local grievances that have who patrols the bridge, said Ihe been through the Railway Labor location of the bus made it tike- Board and many courts. | y (|, e vehicle was on the see- Restraining orders were is- (j on thai was knocked down sued late Monday in U.S. Dis- .-| f it wasn < t on the SPC |j orl> tr.ct Courts by Judge James •„ arrived jusl as the ba| . nns ft ercdith m St. Louts Judge hit » , ie said ,. t know j( hatj |n Marion S Bovd m Memphis be split smmd timing _„ lenn., .Judge Leo Rrewsler and The lake ds a * other ,,„. Joe Ingraham in Hous- cent myslery . Last Feb. 25 an Eastern Airlines DC8 plunsrd "~ inlo the water, several mi'f-s from the causeway, killing all 58 aboard. U was weeks before the plan? wreckage could be located and many of the bodies were never recovered. The cause of that crash has not been determined. Pushed by the tug Rebel Jr., the barges rammed the two- lane causeway about eisht miles from the New Orleans end. near the cloverleaf "turnaround." Lambert emphasized that the causeway is brightly lighted, particularly' in the vicinity of the turnaround. The Coast Guard led the rescue operation, sending patrol boats and a helicopter to th<> scene The 'copter was equipped Body of Starks Nan Found In Pit Near Home STARKS iSpl.i The body of a 52-year-old Starks man was found here at 2 40 p.m. Monday in a pit one-fourth mile Irom his home. Sheriff Henry A. R^id said the death of Herbert l.ertv his department and the coroner's oil ice. Two nephews found the body . . . . of their uncle floating in six vvi . lh floodlights for night oper feet of water in the pit, Reid at '°' ls said. The nephews were identi- . , . - .allalion as operating normal- ij e d as Herbert Lerov Standley report picket was circulated on lines Mondav that the the striking members of the Teamsters Union would receive increased strike benefits Jackie Church, 19, of Manri«- villc—a town on the northern and Alvin Harold Kllis. ' er >d of the causeway—said he The pit is located one-h a 1 f' reached the gap shortly after mile north of Louisiana 12 and tne DUS made the plunge. l'-z miles west of the inlersec- ' ne causeway stands about 20 lion of Louisiana 109 and 12. feet above the water. Reid said. The sheriff said -_ „ «,. u ... didn't see the bus," said C.eorge Baukman. president of (;j]|j s had been missing from Church. "We heard screaming ihe union, reported earhei the n j s home since 6 p m Satur- and hollering when we arrived sinter* vv,.ro In r^-PIV* Sift ..... Tne guys 0(| , he tovvboat sa|r | were to receive $15 t ) as for four weeks and $25 A bachelor. Gillb lived with a bus had s-une into the wa" . definite this afternoon. As Jong : thereat ler. Baukman would nei- |,, s parents. Mr. and Mrs Char- and that as they are talking the outlook is hopeful," Springfield said. At last night's meeting. Continental officials told Teamster Union Local 663 that anv man answering a fire-call would be covered by company insurance A fire-call is made when (Implant is threatened by fire or explosion Continental does not have a manned lire department and when fires occur workers at the plant and al home respond to I lie tire horn The refinery and petiochem ical plant have been operated cnan " by salaried supervisory employ- es since the union begain its strike at 8 am. Thursday. K S. Andrea, plant manager. said the refinery was operating ther confirm nor deny the re ports that a plan was being formulated ,to increase these benefits. Baukman said a report by i he nmipanv Monday that the nlani was operaiing at 80 pe: cent capacity may deceive the ou'ilu. but not experienced op couldn't lie Gillis of Siarks. Mr. Charles T. While Jr . coroner, said (be .body evidently had been in the uater since late Saturday or early Sunday. Tests are to be made in Baton Roii<;e at the slate laboratory. White .said, and a report would tie released when findings are "The experienced operators manning the picket lines know thai the plant i^ still operating :n aoprouma'eh l'"i per cent i "'!','(.• '.\ w h f ( n 't'l'"( N "n in operations since the strike began." the union president .-aifi Church Miid he dove in a ui pulled one man from the water. The man who had been crv 5 lor help, died just as Church reach',-!.) him. One of the rescued wa> \V; ! liam Cuckerhaiii. an Anm * • - geanl from Baton Rouge ;'•• vva< taken to a N'ev, Orleans h K- pital S A 1. K FAMILY BARGAIN CENTER 11.'INK YOU FOR '• ' 'i 'A i.'NiMPMJl \.O1F ! 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