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Thursday, June 18, 1964
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EDITORIALS Now for a Long-Range Plan ' By a vote of 717 to 193 citizens of the unincorporated area have approved a'fire protection plan jointly proposed by the Lake Charles City Council and the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury. The adoption of this plan brings to residents of the area organized fire protection for the first time since early 1963. The fact that this section was without fire protection for such a long time we consider to be a major indictment against members of the police jury at that time who did nothing to alleviate the problem. The present plan was suggested by Mayor Alfred Roberts at least two years ago, as the only feasible one under which the city could cooperate at the present time. The system adopted by the voters calls for the collection of a three-mill tax to provide operating revenues for fire fighting equipment which will be operated by Lake Charles personnel. This is not an ideal system, by any means, and it will solve no long-range problems. It appears to be the best short-term solution to the problem, however. It offers a measure of fire protection that was not present before. It will help to prevent the cancellation of fire insurance policies in the area, and it will end the agony of property owners who have too often watched their homes being destroyed without any hope of assistance. It should be emphasized, though, that this is not a permanent solution to the problem, and if the political "wheeler-dealers" on the police jury can find a few minutes to handle the affairs of the people, they might begin to consider what is needed in the way of long-range planning for fire protection. Not only the unincorporated area of "Ward Three, but Lake Charles itself must face this problem in the future. Neither the city nor the parish can afford to become complacent about the matter. Competent authorities of the two political subdivisions should begin now to lay plans for extending and Improving the present fire-fighting system. .New water mains must be laid in areas where there are now none. New fire hydrants must be placed in areas at present without them. In some cases, older water mains are proving inadequate to the job. They will have to be replaced with larger mains. At this juncture it might be well to point out that when the City of Lake Charles underwrote the efforts of the Greater Lake Charles Water Co. in purchasing the water system of Gulf States Utilities Co., citizens were promised that the new company would install 733 new fire hydrants. To date the company has installed 235. Overhead tanks were to have been built in Goosport and in the southern part of the city. Neither has been constructed to date. A long-range water and fire-fighting program is needed for the Lake Charles area, and the city council, the police jury and the Greater Lake Charles Water Co. should cooperate in the planning and setting up of such a program. Water mains and fire hydrants are not the only needs, of course. As the rosoonsibililies of the fire fighters are extended, additional—and more modern—equipment will be needed. An increase in personnel must be achieved in the future. by approving of a plan to extend fire protection in the unincorporated area of Ward Three in Tuesday's election, the voters took an important step. It should be remembered, however, that it was only one of several steps that will be necessary before Lake Charles and Ward Three have an adequate water and fire fighting system. The achievement of this adequate system, in fact, may not come until all of Ward Three is included within the corporate limits of Lake Charles. At any rate, planning for the future should begin now, rather than waiting until a crisis is at hand—as was the case with the police jury in the present situation. ISSUES OF THE DAY The Public Speaks (Editor's Note: Acceptance t C,,*.,-^ I I M J At . l letters to rUlUfe U/lO6f Is limited to original the editor with name, .street ad- j dress and city. Maximum length is 400 words or l\i letter-sized pages double-spaced, letters must be Interesting and in good taste). Kent House Saved From Destruction We of the Louisiana Land' marks Society, representing 970 individuals, feel that we owe a profound debt to the thousands 1 of persons and organizations, in| eluding the newspapers, which | did so much to help prevent j destruction of one of the great 1 heritage buildings of our region, i the historic Kent House at Alex! andria. This typical Louisiana Creole ! structure, in good condition, I was "doomed" at the time the ! Landmarks and its friends went to work. We were assured that the 'SCR AN TON ? ? But my ticket soys Son Francisco...!' PEARSON SAYS King Chases Fire Engines matter was hopeless, that arrangements for demolition—including construction of a "fine modern bar" out of part of the | treasured wood — were already complete. Nevertheless we went gy«*. every poss io. e The detractors have had their day and were found wanting. Despite their false accusations, phrases taken out of context, and deceitful misquotes meant as a stop-Goldwater scheme, the coalition of peculiar political bedfellows and dubious leaders of minorities must now realize that "grass-root" Americans are not going to be hoodwinked any longer by the heavy smog of propaganda which has settled over our country for so many years. The zooming score pf delegates pledged to Senator. Barry Goldwater indicates a landslide victory for his nomination next month in San Francisco, and I have no doubt whatsoever that he will pin back the ears of LBJ, but good, and become the 37th president of the United Stales. It appears to me that his election in November-will produce the most sobering effect, around the world, of this century. It will signify to all nations that no longer will Uncle Sam permit the murder, imprisonment, and shameful insults of the past to be heaped sono ma ; and businessmen. > N ° rT" , WiU thls ' the most THE WORLD TODAY By DREW PEARSON (Copyright, 1964, by Bell- I McClure Syndicate) t (Editor's Note — Drew Pearson is among the first newspapermen granted an interview with the now king of Greece. Today the king tells about the problems of Turks and chasing fire engines.) mufti at lunch and the head of the Turkish community came to hand me a letter, saying how grateful they were and that they were loyal to the king. "In Rhodes we have also had a Moslem population living harmoniously with the Greeks ! for years." j + * * j I ASKED WHETHER i Greek relations with the Unit- Individuals Gain Protection By JAMES MARLOW It said a witness who balks —the federal government, which two at incriminating himself in state had promised him nothing, j four changes of ATHENS-PROBABLY THE , ed States had deteriorated as a toughest ]ob inherited by any resu ]t O f the Cyprus dispute. European during the year 1964. <- No , ] don't think so," was was that of King Constantine of i the reply. "Our relations have " reecc - < always been good and I'm sure During a little more than a ! they will continue to be. Do you year, Greece has experienced j think," he asked, "that they ' "I used to sail," he replied. "But that takes too much time and I had to give it up. I also gave up horseback riding. I found that the horse gets more exercise than you do and it , -— W....HMMW niv- * v g 1 LlllldLv- property and business of American stockholders, the backbone of our economic system. CACIUISC man yuu uu auu u (•„„_, „, , . . ~ "•"'j««*"«, takes a long time to tire the J, 01 "^ ft 1 D< C ' to Tex ' •as, expressed their views and also contributed badly - needed funds for the work. The National Trust, that en- |r^»s;E^£¥f= From every side, from all parts of America, men and women came forward to pool their efforts, to add their voices. Most asked a simple question: What can we do? The Landmarks and its friends tried to indicate the answer. Hundreds, living in places from California to Maryland •~ l r pu : proceedings can invoke the pro- could then use his state court this wee\ lect j on of tne Fjfill Amendment. \ testimony to prosecute him in a WASHINGTON (AP)-In tremendous decisions the Supreme Court broadened grennan said: such a person ! federal court" its protection of individuals js not Qnl protected b the , against self-incrimmation when • Fifth Arnen dment from self-in-1 r ~ rtlar f, J in trouble with either the feder- crirmnation but by the 14tn - 3 Court ruled al or state governments. guarantee that he can't be de- It ruled: . ! prived of liberty without "due 1. The Constitution's Fifth process" of law. Amendment protection—that a Brennan noted that the court witness can refuse to give evi-1 had gradually been leading up dence he fears might incrim-;to this historic point ever since two elections, a government, have been hurt in the United bitter battle ; States?" over Cyprus, and strained rela- I answered in the negative, lions with its most important and then asked the young king . , , .Q,, fu. CnnrATTio A late as m the & upreme the federal go v mi this UII3 neighbor — Turkey. perhaps the most difficult ques- Sudd th d f h tion of all: . <In this dlfficult ^ old and disordered worW what can on the throne of a kin 6 do to brm § more stabili. the country where democracy '""" horse before you get tired yourself. "So the best answer I have found is squash. A half hour or an hour of squash gives you a lot of exercise in the least time." "When I was young I used to follow fire engines," I said. "Oh," said the king, reacting goodnaturedly to my wisecrack. "You're referring to my bumping that fire truck yesterday. That was ail the fault of my sister, Princess Irene. "She and I were returning from the Athens meeting. Those are the meetings my father started in order to inspire new thinking and new ideals in this world of ours, so as to keep tion which has labored m n>1 . times for our Louisiana heritage, spoke out strongly Citizens of Central Louisiana formed the Kent Plantation House, Inc., with Mrs. Ward Jones, Hunter Pierson and others as leaders. Together we called on officials, on private individuals, appealing to their pride in Louisiana, their understanding of the meaning and value of our American inheritance. Again and again the point was arl »- Whereas some parts of faced with all the above problems, plus the prob- ,lem of keeping democracy on Justice Arthur J. Goldberg an even keel. rnto fV>o /tninti"m ii?Ki/>Vi r>o»^ inate him—applies to both state the 1930s in a series of decisions! wrote the opinion which said! To learn Sornet |,j n2 of .1 r^ J__rtt —.Y-rtr-ieni-ltnac ' ii'liinh r*itlo/-f mtt r\s\mtirtttt\r* f\t i tn/srA ic nrt incrifi^arinn fnr nor. , ..'. . o - and federal proceedings. ~ which ruled out conviction of i there is no justification for per- man wh wi ii U V* •• >~ " >- • —" JT ~" .. -.--._.. ^ ^ _ » Mlul|l>UVJVl 2. Testimony of a witness persons who had been coerced milting a man to be prosecuted i t unes O f an promised immunity from pros- j n to confessing crimes. for giving testimony which was < a |i y ecution by a state if he does All this links up with some- supposed to make: him immune arcn testify in a sta'e court cannot thing else which has been one to prosecution. then be used to prosecute him of the oddities of the American Goldberg wrote: "We hold i with a delightful sense "of hu" a federal court, and v "' p 1 """ 1 •••-'— nru: - •-—'•-- -.--.- . . • • . UC« B MUUI suise 01 nu- on the found him to gent, disarmingly frank, and , f on either side. He must try to American gi u' 6 8 °u° d , advice ' He must he! P " ' u ' here hel P is most needed - He in 1 vice legal system. This involves a j that the constitutional privilege l mor. ! man who might have committed against self-incrimination (the i j r The Constitution's Bill ot; both a state and federal offense. Fifth Amendment) protects a ^alk Rights adopted in 1791—includ-1 For some reason of its own a slate witness against incrimina- (first world war when ing the Fifth Amendment-had sta te, perhaps to nail some oth- tion under fedeial as well asii at i on c w ; fh nthVr i been insisted upon by the states er offenders, could promise him (state law and a federal witness | tries were strained as protection for them and their i immunity against prosecution in! against incrimination under' citizens against the powerful, a state court if he testified. But i state as well as federal law." central, federal government. hT inPI " ' musl stick to the rules of the oe iniein- constitutjon "He must influence all the people toward a more moderate way of thinking. Finally and No longer will our , eaders take a meek step for-' ward and then two big steps backward to oppose Russia or anyone else. Co-existence will mean exactly that—you scratch, my back and I'll scratch yours. No longer will the bloodsuckers of Europe, Africa, Asia, etc., find the juicy skin oE i America so thin. They'll have to work, build, and become res sible again—for a change. The Mansion of Conspiracy— the U.N.—will have to put its house in order. Irresponsible groups who think the world owes them a . ,— jential treatment, and the wel- uistnct, Bayou St., fare state or socialism will give n and plantation buildings, j way to incentive and worthy isiana seems to be carry-1 programs designed to restore ing on a heedless process of the unfortunate and needy to think, Professor; destroying the real things. a realization of self-respect and Constantine hesitated a mo- P?. ce ' spiritually, with the me- j tne( country are erecting elab- ment, then replied: chanical age. "We have invited "A king can use his influence! s P e akers from all parts of the for moderation and steadiness. wor]d ~ Professor Heisenberg He can work against extremism ' ° f . Germany spoke yesterday. ™. T » r •> There was also Professor Fin- recalled having lived in the aboveall, he must workI for•bet- the ter under 's l anding and peace." For more than 100 years the SIDEWAT K Supreme Court reasoned this Oll^J^ YV /A.1^I\ Bill of Rights applied to the fed- ; - eral government only, not to the states, although the 14th Amend-! ment had been added to the Constitution in 1868. This amendment, adopted • three years after the Civil War, was intended to protect citizens, Busy Times Ahead TURNING TO LESS what Greece's relations we"r'e We '- ghty P roblems - l asked his with her neighbors today. majesty how he gets his exer- "Our relations with Yugosla- clse ' via are good," his majesty re-' ^-r TT/^ITT- rvr Tl nc plied. "Our relations with an- UU1CK QUIPS other neighbor, Bulgaria, are —— -_I _. improving." parks commission recog-1 needed in a free country and nized its value and made it part j in a free enterprise system. of our historic properties, like the Audubon and Evangeline It is my fervent hope that Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, and the State of Louisiana will In all of this, for all of us, ^ in tne cor P s of the genial there is enlightened instruction! ; anc ^ vigorous senator from Ari houses. "WHAT ABOUT RELATION'S with Turkey?" 1 asked, touching the sorest spot of all. "And what about relations between ; Greeks and Turks who live to- than the ,30-day reign of joy. It ,s Youth ^^ ^ £*£ , Greek-speaking Turk.;," Ihe army, and the Mo.slem tion welcomed me J>M as cordially as the Greeks did. i "I saw as many mosques as I By HAL BOYLE P. Long. Perhaps you'd also „_ . . NEW YORK (AP) - If you better make a memo now to UJCCft , at that time particularly Ne- p i an to stay in the social swim, ,play a tune for National Accor- !g elri er in areas otl groes, from encroachment on now j s t h e ,j me to start p i an .:dian Week. ; island of Cyprus''" their constitutional rights by nm g y 0ur activities for the sec- September promises to be a : — the states. ond half of the year. It said in part: "No state shall The schedule is a full one. Month, Home Quiet Month, make or enforce any law which; still to be observed this month Home Sweet Home Month, Nashall abridge the privileges or are Father's Day, National Bow tional Better Breakfast Month, immunities of citizens of the Tie Week, a total eclipse of the National Flapjack Month and— United States; nor shall any moon, and Save Your City don't overlook this one—Meas- state deprive any person of life, vVeek. , ure Your Mattress Month, liberty or property without due j u jy begins, not inappropriate-! Also noteworthy in September process of law." ly. with a festival for "the most : are National Dog Week, Nation- ' churches These" Mo" In short, national citizenship famous citizen" of Bridgeport, ,'*\ Sweater Week, National Fire- . a ji tne f ree doms" including thp was paramount to stat£ citizen- Conn., the late Phineas T. Bar- place Week, and National Bare- 1 f ree dom to oracticp PVP™ a<T : ship. Eventually but slowly the nU m, why once cautK , us j y ob . foot Freedom Week. ; pm fjf thej ' r , „. VL , *?**• ! court began to overlap the 14th served, "There's a sucker born We don't know your plans for anv hindrance ' i Amendment with parts of the every minute " October, but we're concentrat-. '•[ vas Sl!tln2 wi)h |h , • , j Biil of Rights to protect citizens y uu may a ] so want (o take j ng on Be Kind to Customers' ' from unconstitutional state ac- some part "in National Hot Dog Munih. National Save the Horse tions. and National Odor Control Week. National Honey, Popcorn i But as late as 1947 the court Month, Let's Play Tennis Week ancl Wine weeks. International I was ruling that the Fifth and ceremonies honoring D. L. W'nale Watching Week, and, Amendment's protection against L Zamenhof, whose claim to W'orld Poetry Day. These, we | self-incrimination applied only fame is that he founded Esper-; ffr fl. will kt^p u. 1 ; from going to I to witnesses in federal proceed- anto, the second international iHuntsville, Ark., for the Nation- i ings, not to those in_ _stales. language. The first international! a ) Crossbow Tournament. The new U.S. military plane that flew at the rate of almost 3,500 miles an hour should be able to complete a trip around the world before it became obsolete. The Senate has buried the Bobby Baker case, and it would be rather ghoulish for Republican campaigners to dig it up, but we wouldn't put it past them. The typical headline, "John Doe Drowns While Swim- HARNETT T. KANE President, Louisiana Landmarks Society 5919 Freret St. New Orleans 15, La. and Yukawa of Japan. These pointed effortsTinvolv- seif-reiiance.' ..AMX,«,*.J »,„ ,„„« : ln S M many of the same mind Barry Goldwater's election ANYWAY, WE W L RE and purpose, had their effect, will re-establish the two-partv driving home yesterday when a | Kent House was purchased system which has been "dead" fire truck passed us and Irene \ moved to a nearby point. The! { °r decades and which is vitally S3 id 'let's Co to ths f IFG * \VP ' t= ^ a ^° nn*»i*r« nn «^.»: • \ —-.. j_ j :_ _ *_. _ _ _ . . *• were already late for dinner but anyway we followed the fire' truck, when it suddenly stopped short — just like that. "I slammed on the brakes and stopped short too. I didn't hit the truck. But when I looked over to see how my sister was, my foot slipped off the brake and we drifted gently into the back of the truck. "You see,' I told Irene, It's all your fault. We're late for dinner. We've bumped into a | truck, and we didn't even see | the fire." 1 i Later, American Ambassador I Labouisse told me that the king j had attended all sessions of i the Athens meeting and invited j the distinguished professors to I lunch at the palace, where he made a short but very inspir- zona to be able to take advantage of the many advantages it will offer. J. JACK ROBERTS 2605 Eighth St. Lake Charles, La. LOOKING BACKWARD ; Fifty Years Ago (From the American Press of June 18, 1914) BATON ROUGE - Charac-' Mr. J. T. Essary was host ! ine soeech about the imDorlanre * terimi as a plcet ' of spite lcgis " Tuesda >' ni Sht at a "movie" ! KS^^lul 1 "]?™"! 6 'lation. the Senate Finance Corn-, party followed by refreshments i of emphasizing "love thy neigh-," is puzzling. How can a|bor as thyself in a worldi mllt ?f lotlay , adopt ?, d B n U ? a "i a the Mathleu and Moss dru § person drown while swim- where technical progress is mov- vorable re P° r °" llle P , arker " i» e ',, glv , en '", compliment to ine faster than sniritual nro ff . ! son measure to place a license. Miss Maude Tooke, the guest of mmg.' If you wish to be original, state your conception of the image projected by President Johnson without using the word "folksy." ine faster than sniritual nmcr prog " res TODAY... IN HISTORY , , guest < tax on the American Sugar Re- j Mrs. L. M. Jones. The party finery. iwas composed of Mr. Essary, ,, , . . 'Mrs. Jones, Miss ~ A favorable report was adopt- | M arguer j te pj erce ed on Leon Smith's measure to ! N (h . .. ' . , exempt for a period of ^ U^ hos^s grand on ' years all manutacturmg enter- j 8 _____ prises coming into the state.' [This measure- is backed by .he Unscramble these four Jumbles, one letter to each square, to form four ordinary States, therefore, could suit language was money. i In November we have Na- themselves in this field. Coming up JB August are Na-i t!f ^ai RaisiR Bread Month, On Monday the court reversed tional Clown Week, National • Warren G. Harding's birthday, itself, cutting a new path, with Sandwich Month. Ihe annivtr- : National Dish Cloth Month, As-, z neat overlapping of the Fifth sary of the arrival of Ponce de paragus and Hth amendmtnis. Justin; Leon in Puerto Rico, and th'.William J. Brenrian wrote the birthdays of Hert>ert Hoover, court's opinion. Bei.jamin Harriioii and Huev HOPA\ / ~> k / r™* ±-*i Weok, Holidays Are Pickle l;ays, National Indigestion Wttfk, and National Prosperity Wc-ek. Naturally, Chiistmas shop-; CO.M-iU U n 4 THURSv JUNE 18, 1964, Lake Charles American Press • pm ? wi!! kee f j > ou P reU - v during most of December, red Lake Charles American Press YEAR ASiOCIAIED_ '!y!> *(••, i& tnt te tor — Bi"»o SI By Comer f-t< / ono iw.O •feor I7JO n Bcjjrt-gsic Co -. Or Per Veor t;7Dt. Ati omtr ITKJ i vtn HE Carr t r per f«r ...... -}j.4C '..,•,, ur.g jt-nenoo Dc^i &or»r.M L/C.:, Oi,(,. Ptr ' Vtar J)",.!*, Onlr ,Kr «:<(. y, \t& but you might put a red pencil mark under Dec. 21. That'll remind you not to forget National Flashlight and Battery Inspection Day. One la>,t event on the calendar you may v.ani to skip — a Peculiar cu.slom traditionally observed on Dec. 13 in Japan. That is the day when Japanese pay up all their bilk so they can start the new year free from debt. ; dea has never caught on country. A supper dance was given at Club last B, THE ASSOCIATED PBESS""' °™ meraal <"*m"."«- 1 foltowlng young people i - i pated: Misses Alice Brogan, Today is Thursday, June 18,' BERLIN — An attempt was the 170th day of 1964. There are 196 days left in the year. Today's highlight in history: On this date in 1812, the U.S. Congress declared war on Great made near Tschudovo, Russia, to blow up the imperial train bearing the Emperor of Russia and his family, according to a dispatch from St. Peters- ji \it SOrfSH FOR Now arrange the circkd leU*rf to form the uuprue answer, a* suK^ekted by the above cartoon. Britain. : burg. On this date: j ^ b on thc ! rack lod . | In 1815, Napoleon was defeat-1 ed when ihe mail train just ( ed m the Battle of Waterloo. ; ahead of tne imperial trajin i In 1940, the Nazis captured | str uck it. The cars were splin-', the French port of Cherbourg. tered and many were injured In 1942, Winston Churchill at- rived in the United States for a series of conferences with President Franklin D. Roosevelt. In 1943, British Field Marshal Sir Archibald Wavell was appointed viceroy of India. The emperor was returning from a visit to King Charles of Roumania. Mrs. Alice Black, Helen Wilson, Amy Patterson, Madge Patterson, Lillian Sudduth, Maude Tooke, Butler Stanley, Jack Merrick, compli-|Tom Trotli, OUn Moss, John BVtuJ yoif. uuglU coUg "i("t who toto—"WWII* K. B. Wring ner >' OUI1 8 piano stu- i Martin, William Levy, Mr. and, In 1945, U.S. Ll. Gen. Simon ; ^ enls ' n l ' ie ' ale a^enwon yes- j Mrs. Henry McCain attending Buckner was killed in action on i terday by escurlins them to the j as c-haperones. Okinawa. ; moving picturt-s and after-; — — Ten years ago - Pierre Men- wards to the ice cream parlor i Mrs. M. Hodges and her niec- des-France was chosen premier' Miss Eva Spangler assisted in es, Miss Norina Lee and Miss of France. j caring for the little folks, Edith Buhler, returned Sunday Five years ago — Louisiana ; among whom were Hannah and from Galveslon. Miss Buhler Gov. Earl Long was seized by Gertrude Chalkley, Vena and has just completed the trained Hulchings, Kathryn , nurses course and will take a .deputies in Baton Rouge and Marjorie _... _, committed to a Louisiana state) Pomeroy; Inez Viterbo, Noma vacation through the summer 'mental hospital- Lee and Ruth Chavanne. months.

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