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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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Tuesday, June 16, 1964
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EDITORIALS -~WT "• Republican Hopes Rising Predicting anything connected with the Republican presidential campaign this year can be hazardous — as witness the fate of the political pollsters in the presidential primaries. Unless a political earthquake occurs, however, Sen. Barry Goldwater is apt to be the Republican nominee. If Goldwater wins the nomination, it should be the signal for a lively campaign in Louisiana. A great deal has been written across the country about the conflict within the Republican party between the liberal and conservative wings of the party There is no such conflict in Louisiana, because there are few liberal Republicans in Louisiana. The party machinery is firmly in the control of Goldwater men, from Charlton Lyons, the GOP gubernatorial candidate in the last election, down to the enthusiastic amateurs who man the telephone brigade. Republicans in Louisiana are convinced that Goldwater will carry Louisiana if he is nominated. They point to the fact that Gen. Eisenhower carried the state in his last campaign, and that Republican nominee Richard Nixon ran well four years ago. The chief cloud in the Republican sky is the possibility of a split in the conservative vote, a possibility based on the fact that George Wallace's "independent" slate of electors will be on the ballot in November. In I960, there was also a slate of 'independent" electors on the ballot, pledged to Sen. Harry Byrd of Virginia. The Byrd electors drew 169,572 votes, while the Nixon electors polled 230,980 votes. A sum of those two totals, incidentally, is only a few thousand votes more than Lyons, the GOP gubernatorial candidate, polled in his race against John McKeithen. The sum of the two totals, too, is onlv about 7,000 short of the total polled by the late President John F. Kennedy. Republicans believe, therefore, if they are able to pool the conservative and the segregationist vote in Louisiana, they can carry the state. They be- J.-eve Goldwater will appeal to conservative Democrats who would scorn any '->lher Republican. Wallace has shown an ability to attract the segregationist vote, however, and if he makes a determined effort in Louisiana ho is apt to damage the Republican cause this fall even more than the "independent" electors hurt the Nixon cause in 1960. This must also be viewed in the light ol Sen. GoldwaterV, uncertainty on the issue of school desegregation. At one point in his campaign, the Arizona senator said he felt the matter should be left to the states. More recently he has stated that federal intervention is not only necessary, but that it has not been used enough in the past. This statement will be damaging to his cause, particularly with Wallace as a ready alternative. Thus it begins to appear that the action of the State Democratic Central Committee, in agreeing to put Wallace's electors on t.he ballot, was a shrewd move that may help the Democratic "loyalists." and which is almost certain to pull voles away from Goldwater. There was a time in Louisiana when the identity of the. GOP presidential nominee was little more than a conversation piece, because the state was "safely" Democratic. That time is long since past, however, and Louisiana has been a two-party state — at the national level — for a generation. The following vote total shows the growth of the GOP presidential vote since 1932: Year Democratic Republican Vote Vote 193:? 249,418 1R.863 19.% 292,894 36.791 1940 319,751 52,446 1944 281,564 67,750 1048 136,344 72,657 195^ 345,027 306,925 1956 243,977 329,047 I960 407.339 230,980 Even more significant in the state political picture has been the growth of "third party" voting, indicating that there is an area of dissent, most of it social in origin, which cannot find an outlet in either of the two dominant parties. This "third party vote" can be traced back to the early days of the' century, including some of the old Populist and Socialist rebels. Here are some of the significant totals from selected years: 190S—Socialists, 2,638. 1912—Progressive, 9,323; Socialists, !V.249. 1916—Progressives, 6.349. 1924—Progressives, 4,063. 1948—Dixiecrats. 204,290. 1956—States Rights, 44.520. 1960—States Rights. 169,572. DIXON'S DIXIE Barry's Chances By KENNETH L. DIXON There's a growing feeling among many political leaders in the South that Barry Goldwater won't be the Republican candidate for President — no matter how many delegates go to San Francisco intending to vote for him. The reason is that they think the Republican party suddenly is smelling blood as a result of the civil rights issue. San Francisco. There's been a great deal of talk about how many delegates the Senator from Arizona will take into the convention. But for some reason none of the pundits have mentioned the fact that literally that does not mean a thing. A political convention is like a grand jury — it's a law unto itself. All 50 stales have various rules It all adds up to an ironic turn I and regulations and laws about of political thinking. Until last week's gag rule (closure) cut short the Senate filibuster, the word was around that no one could beat Lyndon Johnson. So, despite all the primary fuss and furor, nobody was really too concerned about running against him — or at least that's what the politicians say. And as far as the Eastern party leaders wore concerned (Rockefeller c x c e p t e cl, of course), Goldwater could go ahead and run right straight to | the sacrificial altar. Then, using him as a gadfly in the interim, they'd set their sights for 1968 nnd a real bat tie with one their choice. of the boys of _ Young Lochinvar Is Come Out of the East PEARSON SAYS But President Johnson threw his weight into the fight for closure which virtually assured passage of the civil rights bill. And they're saying now in (he South that this could spell major trouble in November. And they're also saying that now a lot of Republican hopefuls have decided not to wait four years to make their try for the White House. If that is really the case, there is no telling what will happen in whether delegates can or cannot be committed to vote for a certain candidate at political conventions. But that won't cut any ice in San Francisco. The credentials committee will — as always — have the last word. Except for those states where much-publicized primaries have been held, if another slate of delegates shows up and demands to be seated, the committee has the last word. And if the committee decides to stop Goldwater, he can be stopped right there. It would not take more than one or two delegations, for even the experts admit that Barry had better get' the nomination on the first vote, or at least the second. After that, his ship will be swiftly deserted. This Is just a thought to kick' around over your coffee cup, but if national reaction to the civil rights bill is bad, then the Republicans are going to roll up their sleeves for a fight. And don't be surprised if the powers that be in the party decide to drop Barry Goldwater, If they do, they still can. Don't forget it. (Copyright, 1964, By United Feature Syndicate, Inc.) Greeks Help Gold wafer SIDEWALK SAGE 15y DREW PEARSON i Copyright, 19G4, by Bell- ATHENS"- i^WAif'iN NAI- '^ " l l e d Stales and American to s P en d their money "in Greece! However, TWA got notice the other day that its passengers have helped build up the man j It has advertised the wonders 'they so fear. They have done of ancient Greece, induced hun- tliis by cracking down on theldreds of thousands of tourists Summer Disease robi, high in the African high- i lands near the equator, when Diisiness. A case in point occurred re- the first returns of the centlv in the administration of watcr-Rockefeller fight in Cali- Premier George Papandreou of i fornia came in. I was in Athens i Greece, a 78-year-old liberal THE WORLD TODAY Contradictory Candidates By JAMES MARLOW Associated Prpss News Analyst WASHINGTON i'APi - Pemi- •vivania's Gov. William W. S< r anton and the man he is trying to head off for the Republican presidential nomination, Arvena's Sen. Barry Goldwater, rave one thing in common they "intradict thtirselves. So does former VP/R FV^i- iK-nt Richard M. Nixon. On June 4 Seranton said li n o>u!d run for the vice presidency on the ticket with Goldwater and said he did not know of "any extreme!*.' basic diifer- nices' 1 between them. He said: "Both of us belies e in a strong foreign policy . . . in the government's actions being strong on the local level, then on the stats, end finally on ^ the federal level. 'There are comparatively lit- a tie differences between various J>:'!jbnran leaders." lif- added he didn't know pre'••. •-•!;,• Goldwater's views on c r-:! nahis although whv not is i when the full impact of that ! battle began to be felt. ' In general, Europe, Asia and Africa are intent on their own problems. j They are much more interested in whether Egypt will at,tack Israel, whether Kenya, 1 Tanganyika, and Uganda can unite, whether Greece and Ttir- m a campaign during which lie promised all things j week. with round-trip tickets, who stopped off in Greece, could not fly on to Israel, Egypt, or Italy on TWA on certain days of the to all men. Among other things he promised to be completely independent of the United Stales—a na- Instead they would have to fly on Olympic, the Greek air lines, partially pioneered by Aristotle Onassis, the big ship- By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK (AP)-There arc i Vacations become the all-im- I portant topic. The coffee breaks £?.S± £± S&4 - h !?vrf F S n v". i pa 9 h otncr about wnere tncvare uio sum- gning, or lie to each other about winter doldrums mer doldrums. We now are in the lime of the summer doldrums. Management bulletin boards bloom with exhortalory signs of l Inn said IIP miild be (inkhvaf- . ... I er's running mate and saw no th an in any election in the Unil- j basic differences between 1hem' e d States. But the staff. Appeals make very little impact on the hired hands. The boss calls a conference of Ins executives for ideas to pep up the morale of the staff anrl and drive in Goldwater has neither said nor done anything that he hadn't • said or done before June 4. Meanwhile, Goldwater, who has created an image of himself as a go-get-'em man "with rolled up sleeves," Sunday re-, , -. fused an invitation to debate the • ^ lb Ol issues with Scranton and New York's Gov. Nelson A. Rocke! feller. suddenly Ihey have he come absorbed in the distant problem of whether a man named Goldwater will become president. For the last twenty years, ! the middle of the confer- and dis- Goldwater, a free enterprise; sometimes thumbed their re tion which picked Greece up ; ping magnate who for two sum- when it was prostrate and me rs has entertained Jacque- blerding and put it on its feet., line Kennedy. Tn carry out this pledge,! * *- • key will go to war over Cyprus, Premier Papandreou barred the j ONASSIS HAS A UNIQUE " Vnlco nf America from Greece, record, ranging from his love •jovornmonf airways. The Amer-j affair with Maria Cailas, the ir;m ;i!ni.-!-;K!.M'. Henry Lab- Greek opera singer, to his in- OUISSP. long a friend of Greece,, dictment by the United States ence ... lnnk , , m . mH proles-tH for deceiving Uncle Sam on Ihe c lie looks dlound During ono session in which purchase of government oil j,..,:.,., .,,,,1 n,n ,,n,or h-,\e * Hi.! ambassador was registering tankers. • J. 1 " 1R , '""' U f ° lher , ha!f a .™ Ihls protest, tho prime minister , n order lo cc , arollnd , hc f ,'"'"? "" l ' !c Wln * w Wllh i i . _ . i» _ ; \ _',__*^ ^Y'/ in ' ll ' 111 ; 1 rulc Kla/ed eyes. Ihe great summer has In! (hem, too. leadership from tho " United States, but haven't always liked it. , . . . . . . They have balked, complained,! formerly a professor at the Urn- to pet out of (he c r i rn i n a i Europe and the "£„.ffus ^ ^/°i^ As.a and Africa have rnmreon, and said. i( Here is «j, gn cltlzcnS| Qnassus set up a 1 Hls „ thn \ •••'(•!' of Amrnra. (dummy corporation to cloak-., - i - , . , (me purchase, pot caught, and yawn of the a victim ess him- vcrsitics of California and Min- charge man, It Cl Lv_-A » <• il vw \.iiv\.*|fi(ijWft.'v*iJv.t**tibii niv*iiiui_V4 11 Jt II 1C' , • i said they could go getjspective noses at Uncle Sam. nesota, renounced his American i Onassis, a versatile gentle has bernnie al listless !l won to be out on a golf course. There arc .several reason:; why the work [.-ace slows dur- ineir own auuienur. IIJIUUKU aJJ,'>"u "» ""<.- .-tunic nave auuiauu- l '' ', , ,. . ""MM, mw f,on. <mu uiu an iniu jjm (hp cnriunil (if thp mimmpr this and before, Nixon had been ed the tall gentleman in France i G ™ Ke a "d run lor parliament., business, thanks to the former' g 0 7>{-off performing. w " c " he kicked the ' - • " : "" u ~ v - ; — t — •.---* ~ ~ ~ . the tall gentleman in if Goldwater got the nomina- In the past two years Nixon i( 0n tion, would he support him: He said he was finished with public But now that (he specter of pro-American, leans over hack- Qnassis recently bet his politi ^aid he would do everything in office and would not even let an American president who ward in the other direction. • • the fun they had at the place they've just been. It is hard for an outside salesman to phone an order into the office. All thn lines are lied up by employes calling travel agencies, arranging personal loans, or making lonp-dis-'.-nice calls to be sure lhat Lake iVule- n-wrc has reserved a mom for them for two weeks in August. Another reason for (he hot weather slump is that the office becomes pretty much like a battlefield aid station. Half the, em- ployes have bocome walking wounded. If Ihry don't came down with summer colds, they come lo work bandaged from insrct stings, romping through poison ivy, fishhook injuries, or cases meiij, t?«JU "'*-/ VWM.IV* {5'j- QW>J wj-s-i-v. »wjj-.^vfc»Mi,w*j\.ii,k,F«iJ.i. , . - . . , their own audience. Through all j And of late some have applaud-1 citizenship to come back to BILL SCRANTON 111 11 CUKJC ' * .ji-.u«t*»~w.jj 111111*1*0 \.\f i.n\j i.ui tt iv. i cODl'Oll shins of He is now a sub-cabinet mem-, premier of Greece, Constantino Ti, e ma ; n nnp ;<. .u-t .u- - taff Washing- her in his father's administra- Caramanlis. is ^TtJJSM S spendm" f ^^'iU'i 1^ L'LS J^, u " m ^ ul « f !:' cnds ^' 'Ms own mnn,yihan in making money for the firm. The warm- ' '' " ins power, no matter' who is j himself be drafted for the presi- wants to pull the United States When the head of the U. S. ponent, Papandreou And Prem-i deepening laziness and drain'- to nominated, "to FC» that we have idency, then said he would ac- out of international leadership Information Agency, V i n c e nt; j e r Papandreou has now put the | ambition from t!u>ir brains ' job a united party." crpi the nominnthin. He tried to l.-oms on the horizon, a slight Joyce, called on Andreas to fur-'damps on TWA in order to re- > : ' --- tion. Attempts have been made to solve Ihe problems raised by the midyear letdown. Some firms simply close up shop for the duration. But tho only sure cure is to let ihe disease run i!s course. By Labor Day, everybody's ; so run down he" get his mind back on the he he \v-.-t t • has spelled out with Goldwater sa\^ one of the Ml him to become stir U P n PP° sillon to Goldwater shiver has gone, down European ' ffcer protest the dropping of the ! w ,ml Olympic airlines and On- he in- candi- u explain Goldwater has datp uas Goldwater's vote last plenty ahout thorn. w . r . f , k against endjng the filjbus . to this t:me Scranton had ter against the civil rights bill, he up ! fie was nut a presidential a position Goldwater tiidate. v.vjld be willing t'i said he would fake. d r afted, but wasn't btirred enoui;h ai'i-JUt the issues al- ihouxh in almost the very next «'-i:''.-!ice lie . i aid he was stirred up about foreign problems and our "lack of leadership " Then on Jun? I'.' he swi!'.-ii'.-d. announced his cw'.'!''^:-. ;-jr the presidency, said he had said many times he v, as not in'.er- es'ed' in the vice presidency. and called Goldwater'i '.:•".',.-; a ''weird parody" on beliefs, lie listed a rurnber of d;;ierences between hi.'n and had long Voice from the Greek government airways, Andreas had him expelled from Greece for al- And legedly being insulting. (Actual"weak" and "vacillating" and a certain nostalgia has come \y Joyce is restrained and cour "bad impression" on television ' hack for American leadership. but chanaed to say he looks * * * ..._.__. strong and wound up by saying i TO HAVK THE STRONGEST descent. the Arizonan, called Scranton a i Suddenly they have re "puppet," said he wasn't a pup- i that they have a vested pet, said Scranton had given a est in assis. All this may bo good (irrrk polilics, but it builds up the burning resentment of Ameri] cans against being pushed teous.l Inside reason he was' arnun(} r and h glso j )uHds f()f . harred: his wife is of Turkish isnla tion and Goldwaterism. LOOKING BACKWARD iffy Years Ago * t^ he wasn't criticiring Scranton I Western power, a nation \\ln but was only trying to analyze witn nn( ' '^sli <,f the i.mi Yet since June 4, when Scran-' his problems. AT "his builds up isolationist ! „ ™» 1^1 »K S «« - (Y *° m ^ Amwican Pr6SS ° f Jun9 16 ' 1914) •;i n'impnt in the l.'SA and plays into the hands of Barry Gold- ANNIVERSARIES in Hisfory can plunge the world into nuclear war, led bv a man who nnyht dismantle NATO, pull out of the United Nations, and who gives sipi:, i,l being against the ••team engine and the wheel, cently gave Trans World Air helping the man they don't want to see elected President of the United States. ANOTHER CASE IS QUICK QUIPS has scared people stiff. lines. TWA was about the first What most Europeans don't line to pioneer air transporta- realize is that they themselves 1 tion to Greece. By THE 'I:idav He went on to accuse Goldwater — without mentioning his name — of spreading "havoc" ka gold rush began with news small n has ,e, ir- and but \rx--a! ><:hdi: our that a •v \<ji> hi ASSOCIATED PRESS j Palace in London. In 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the National Industrial Recovery Act. In 1939, Germany's Reichs- nr, «v,ie A*. IMVJ »u »i ^^ W3S P^ccd under the di- On this date in 1897, the Alas- rect ^^ of Ado]f HJtler In 1940 the French Maginot Line was abandoned to the Nazis in World War Ji. is Tuesday, June w, tte ittih dav of 1964. There are 198 days left in the year. Today's highlight in history: Unscramble these four Jumbles, one letttr to each square, to form four ordinary words. of a rich find of gold on Bonanza Creek. re:.-.-v! On this date In 1920, the But afu-r t 1 league of Nation; public meeting t council of the 4 TUES, JUNE 16. 1564, Uke Charles American Press In 1913, Japanese Premier Hi- held its first deki Tojo warnea bis country- St. James rntn lu Expect Allied air raids on Japan. Ten years ago—Thailand for- • mally requested the United Nai i f-*t I A ' r* tions Security Council \M have Lake Lnaries American Press H N ; observ / rs chee M or , si ^ ns , • that uie Cornniurust-led Viet i Minb was extending the war in ; lolochina to Thailand. i Five years ago—The British i •or rw«i«t<«. o* o« », l} 10 ^ 01 Commons defeated a| ! Laborite motion caiUng for cen-! ' sure ol the government because ! - >U»K»IFTIO« «*T Ei _ .^ *** fal3J ^^ <* U &laU " ** ifTco *r.«f P., r«r m « '• Mau prisooers ia Kenya. : ,..'S ( Cumtrjip ond Jtttmon Do«ls portWitt. ,. „„ „ . , ci.f i;;tio ut,i!> ^<-.<. i-(-r Vfcor jrj.oc; Sunday only. One year ago — 1 he Soviets i l_"i?i'_£ fc . r _' i ^.H?*_ , lauached the tirst woman astro-! ChartM PC,;,! otfice os Sfortd cta» tttoil Uaa\tf nsml inln finaff Ad (H CL/DS/HS /^r,_fi i \fn UoUl UtVO »i>i»Le. RWW d s^ Dvy la (to W i: at c\i - B..IO V UAVM'U 7~~^ ^_J '-<->--- : — h-iDaV^a^ia^ f ^ \ / ^ THE &£6T WAV TO MOWEV w THE A terribly pessimistic statement was made the other day by an editor. He said that people are about alike the world over. Why not relieve the poverty-stricken mountaineers of Appalachia by re-enacting the prohibition law? "The average person's speaking vocabulary is less than 4,000 words," says an educator. Still, that's an ample vocabulary for talking shop, gossiping, making remarks about the weather, and giving tedious accounts of petty personal affairs. The report that a tornado blew a washpot wrongside out is probably not true, as wash- jiot-j aren't being made of plastic. (Or, are they?) LONDON — Out of nearly t appointed to deal with deliquent five hundred cases of malignant and defective women and cliil- cancer treated by Uie radium dren and the new appointees ara institute during the year 1913, j to receive $300 more a year than fifty are described in the annual i regular men police when they report of the institute as ap-; first enter the service. parently cured and 183 as l • "improved." In a number of | The work of assembling ma- cases the results are not yet terials for the new hi«lr»ay noted. The institute declines to treat bridges over the jntercoa.stal canal west of the Calcask-u uill operable cases, radium being | be begun this week and another used only as a last resort. I phase of the great highway ! improvement will be underway. Dr. and Mrs. L. M. Jones,' One of the bridges will be on entertained last night with a ' the Hackberry road, just a mile dance in honor of their guest, or two from the river and the Maude Tooke. Bowls of Shasta other will be on the Gum Cove daisies ornamented the home, roacl south of Vlnton. pretty tinted programs held the i With these two bridges and engagements. Ices and punch ' about seventy - five miles of were .served. Mrs. Theo Frank , highway under contract, the assisted the hostess. highway department will find j Those present besides Uie j Us hand pretty full during the i hostess and honor guest were j summer and U is not likely i Florence Gayle, Annabel Wil-i lhat any further contracts \siil | liamson, Dorothy Beatly, Edith j be let for awhile. i Landry, Doris Viterbo, Elaine i Lock, Inna Lock, Fanella Pomeroy. Also Jack Morritk, Sam Quil Now arrange the circled lelim to form the surprise answer, as the above cartoon. j A chemist says he has produced a tranquili/.er for plants. It is wondered would cure a rambling of wanderlust. it it rose , Uf.C '..r, f'coi t K ..HAVOC OPINE ALBINO INTIEE al « luubond u./u>'« tat «^— ON IH6 •» uiuut Noah is probably the only person who ever made adequate preparations for a rainy day. A good strong reason against it is that it might make the demand for gravel greater than the gravel contractors could sup- ty, Frank Hereford, William ply in such quantities as to keep Leuke, Claude Peters, Albert work moving. Holleman, Jules Michel, Charlie • Martin, Fred Gayle, Wade: OBERL1N — District court White, Floyd Slrihling, Butler •• was in session during the early Stanley. , part of last week, his honor, ; Judge Winston Overton, prusid- COPENHAGEN — The Dan- ing. Some minor civil cases were policemen are threatt'iiing to i disposed of, and preliminary strike because the new women defaults taken in others. police are starling out at a Court adjourned Wednesday greater salary than male morning until Monday June ""vices. * 15th, at which time the grand. The women police have been jury convened.

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