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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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Monday, June 22, 1964
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EDITORIALS What Others Say Alabama's Gov. George Wallace made one thing very clear in his speech at Baton Rouge: That his presidential candidacy is aimed at "drawing Goldwater votes." Thus, if President Johnson is the Democratic nominee—which is as certain as anything of a human nature can be—and if Senator Goldwater is the Republican nominee—which seems likely—the effect of the Wallace candidacy most likely would be to guarantee reelection of President Johnson and continuation, of the Kennedy-Johnson administration and its policies . . . If the Republican Party throws Goldwater aside and nominates a full liberal, the whole situation would be changed, of course. But these simple facts remain—as certain as anything can be certain on this earth in relation to the future: 1. The next president of the United Slates will be either a Republican or a Democrat. 2. The next president of the United States most certainly will be willing to use federal force to enforce federal judicial decrees or federal statutes against any physical force to violate them. He most certainly will recognize the simple fact that practical application of the Constitution is whatever the Supreme Court says it is, and what the Supreme Court says as to constitutionality cannot be changed except by the Supreme Court or by the people—by the latter through their own constitutional conventions or by action of Congress to submit a constitutional amendment or in, legislatively, limiting appellate powers of the court.-—Shreveport Times. The U. S. Supreme Court's decree on Monday that both houses of all state legislatures should be apportioned on an equitable population basis should have come as no surprise to anyone, least of all to members of the Louisiana Legislature, who have favored a beat-around-the-bush approach. The House reapportioned itself to a degree in the last two years, but there is serious question that "the present allocation of seats will satisfy the court's rulincr. The Louisiana Senate, on the other hand, has not budged. There are bills now under consideration to reapportion it, and perhaps some of them would satisfy the criterion established by the Supreme Court . . . To be perfectly objective, we must admit that reapportionment is long overdue to give proper representation to fast-growing urban and suburban areas. It is unfortunate that too often we neglect such obvious problems until the federal courts order us to act.—Alexandria Town Talk. lings, that will bear fruit at election time, at various spots throughout the state, heedless of the obvious fact that such politically motivated action may be higher (in terms of costs to the taxpayer) but contributes little, if anything, to the cause of quality education. — Lafayeile Advertiser. While Louisiana's educational fraternity is clamoring for more pay, and while Louisiana's legislators are voting meaningless bills'to give the teachers more pay (meaningless because no provision is made for funds), and while the_governor^calls for patience and time (neither (•<" v.-hich in'r.ncible can pay the grocery b<::.-i. Inflation continues to be enac'.e-i c-i'.ablishin^ yet more junior colleges. What's the pood of a junior college at every crossroads if the sta'e does not have sufficient money to maintain, and far more important, improve the quality of e >:: = •.: TV..' ejue;:t!"nal facilities and personnel? . . . Many top educators, including L'SL's President Joel L. Fletcher, have persistently urged that a master plan for higher education be developed to serve the broad educational needs of our state. More than once they have pleaded that no new institution or major pro- Gram should be established until such •••' master plan is developed. But their's is a voice in the wilderness. The legislature blithely continues planting junior colleges, like little political plum" seed- Mighly New York City, proclaimed by some as the biggest city in the world, one of the originators of the current pastime of taking away the rights of the majority to give special privileges to the minority, under the plan of forced integration, has sowed the wind and is reaping the whirlwind. Granted more privileges in New York than perhaps anyplace else in the world, Negroes recently have gone on a rampage of violence that has put New York residents in terror . . . In the light of such a situation, we are forced to ask if the integration course pursued by President Johnson and his administration may be setting up a time-bomb for anarchy and revolution that might be as bloody as the civil war.—Monroe Morning World. The Supreme Court has issued a ruling which is in effect a major political earthquake. It strikes down the legislative apportionment systems in six states, ruling that seats in both upper and lower houses "must be apportioned on a population basis . . . It will mean generally an increase in influence by city and suburban dwellers, whose interests for years have suffered from rural legislative domination—a domination that has long since ceased to fairly represent all the people —a domination that has become a political anachronism . . . It is an earthquake which had sent out prior seismographic warnings; it is an earthquake that we welcome.—San Francisco Examiner. The most important part of the presidential campaign lies ahead. If the ultimate choice falls between President Johnson and Governor Scranton, the United States will build on its recent history, along paths and on principles that are well understood. Especially in foreign policy the present is, and the future will be/largely bipartisan. If Senator Goldwater is nominated (he United States faces at least a modest possibility that it will step out into the unknown. Foreign policy in particular will become sharply factional . . . There will now be issues. It takes two to make a debate. Until now the Republicans, except for Gov. Rockefeller, were shrinking from debate. This was good neither for the party nor country. The next weeks should "tell a clearer story.—Christian Science Monitor. The United States Supreme Court handed down yesterday a series of some of its most far-reaching decisions since Marbury vs. Madison established its power of judicial review in 1803. By ruling that the seats of both houses of a bi-cameral state legislature must be apportioned on a population basis it destroyed what has been the historic balance of power in New York State and at least half the other states of the Union, with consequences that no one can now foresee As a matter of equity, the Court is clearly right in this respect. As we have pointed out before, the formula frozen into the New York State Constitution since 1894 gives one vote for assemblyman m Schuyler County the same v-"i7ht as 14 in Suffolk, and one vote for state senator j n Monroe is equal to two in Manhattan. Fr, r many years this historic in- .•mstice has operated to give the residents of rural areas relatively greater weight in the conduct of state affairs tnan those who live in cities. — New York Times. DIXON'S DIXIE i —.—.-.. -..-.- .,_._. _L - --,- n -Vacation Tips 'Come On In, Bob — The Goldwater's Fine' PEARSON SAYS LBJ Faces Ticklish Job By DREW PEARSON (Copyright, 1964, by Bell-Mc| Clure Syndicate) i WASHINGTON — LYNDON | Johnson is one of the greatest | salesmen ever to occupy the I White House. He has sold Congress on civil rights, and the tax ! bill. He has sold the Railroad Brotherhoods on calling off a nationwide strike. He has sold business and labor on better cooperation. But : today he faces one of the tough- i est selling jobs of his career— .persuading Turkey and Greece to settle their differences over Cyprus. It was just fifty years ago this week that an obscure incident in an unheard-of Balkan .village, Sarajevo, caused every major nation in the world to go to war. The Balkans have been the breeder of wars. And a war over Cyprus could very well i spread in 1964, a? the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand spread in 1914, into world war. Johnson's selling begins as he meets Premier Ismet Inonu of Turkey. It will continue on Wednesday when he meets with Premier George Papandreou of ISMET INONU 11300 when the Turks marched I up the Balkan peninsula, im- l posing Turkish rule on Greece and the Slav races of what are I now Yugoslavia and Bulgaria, plus the Latin race of Rumania. Shortly after World War I, I lived for two years in the once Turkish-ruled parts of Greece and Yugoslavia. The hatred of the Turks remained. i By that time the Moslems in those areas had reformed and were trying to be good neigh! bors. But it was difficult for the Christians, once living under the of any nation in Asia or Europe. It was only about CO years ago that France and England ; had to stop Turkey after 80,000 j Armenians were murdered, i And it was in 1915 that the I Turks again slaughtered un' counted numbers of Armenian ! men, women, and children, and j drove the balance out on the (desert to die. ! » » « | SOME PEOPLE MAY SAY this is ancient history. But in 1955 I reported, in considerable detail, how the Turkish govern- I ment, then under Menderes, | had distributed crowbars from , government trucks to rioters in j Istanbul, to break into Greek, , Armenian, and Jewish shops, throw merchandise Into the ; streets, desecrate Greek church- jes, until 4,000 Greek stores, 2,000 Jewish homes, 71 Greek- churches and 70 Greek schools j were ransacked or partially de: stroyed. i In one Greek ievery can of carefully pierced with an ice pick and left to spoil. Beside it, a Turkish shop was left com- pletely untouched. The worst atrocities were perpetrated against the churches, some of them dating back to By KENNETH L. DIXON WEST LAKE, La.-If you're planning to start your vacation soon (or your honeymoon, since this is June) and you aim to travel by car, perhaps you'd like a few tips from a vagabond who has put some 6,000 miles behind him in the past two months. For one tiling, get at least one outside rear-view mirror put on your car if it doesn't have one. Really, two are better, but one on the left side is essential. There's a blind spot on almost every car between what you can see in the rear-view mirror inside and what you can see by swinging your head around. And swinging your head around at 60 miles an hour or more isn't loo smart, anyway. Yet if you start to pull out to pass someone, that's the only- way you can see if you're clear —unless you have the outside mirror, On the freeways, follow the rules that say stay in (he right lane except when passing—for the same reason. You're 50 per cent safer there, because only your left side is vulnerable. Also, it's more convenient when you're approaching a city where you want to turn off; by the time you see the turn-off sign, often it's too late to switch over a couple of lanes. If you're going through strange hilly or mountainous country, and you can latch on behind one of these big interstate trucks, you're home free. They'll know just how fast they can go into the curves and downgrades and still be safe— and make the most time. And what their truck can take, your car can, too. And they won't mind your company, as long as you stay a decent distance behind and dim your lights at night. By and large, they're the most courteous folks on the road. If you want around, they'll wave you around whenever they see the way is clear; just ease lout in to the left lane a time or two by day, or blink your lights by night. Nine out of 10 i times they'll signal you when 'it's clear ahead. The best general rule on speed is to stay with the traffic, even though the signs may set a different limit. Patrolmen gcneral- I ly won't bother anyone unless I he's disturbing the flow of traffic, by going much faster or slower, or culling dangerously in and out. .Sometimes Ihls proves a bit difficult, particularly in t h » wide-open spaces out West. 1 was going n steady fiO over in Texas one day (the legal lim- other cars passing me like my anchor was dragging, and finally a passenger in one car loaned out and yelled for mo to pull over on the shoulder if I wanted to pork. Not long after that, on a lonely stretch of road from Victoria down to Laredo, I did a little experimenting. I'm not going to confess how fast I drove, but I can say on good authority that 90 to 100 miles an hour is just loafing along. They'll pass you like you were standing still! Be sure and check your spare i tire. It's no fun to find out on ', a lonely road that it's flat . . . Pack your luggage so you can take a minimum number of bags in each night; it saves sweat and strain, if you carry them, and cash if the bellboy does . . . | And when you're departing, be sure to take that last look around. I've left behind two prized books, a valuable set of cuff links and a transister radio by failing to take that precaution. I If you know where you're going to be at night, message ahead for a reservation. Most places it costs nothing, and even when you have to wire or phone it usually costs less than having to drive around all over a city when the place you wanted to stay is full. Happy motoring! (Copyright, 1964, by United Feature Syndicate, Inc.) HARRIS SURVEY I (Second of Two) 1 LOS ANGELES - Despite the large roster of emotional problems to which people frankly ; confess these days—as reported i last week—most Americans do : not feel they are worse off than i the rest of the population. I In fact, there are clear signs i of a rugged individualism still running through the American character: A sense that people in the end make their own breaks. I When all is said and done, j Americans seem to be a curi- i ous mixture -of anxiety and as- I piration. For example, when i asked what problems of concern j they most like to see settled, the top five to emerge were: j —Find a way to peace in the i world, good health for the family, make sure children are pro- i vided for, civil rights for mi| norities and finding a way to get out of personal debt. i At the same time people were I asked the following question: The list of private emotional problems, including drinking, marital troubles, disrespectful children, mental illness and others, is not all-absorbing to the American people, however. American concern and individual dedication to larger national and international issues continues to run strong. How to find peace in the world and racial justice at home are high up on the list of things most people deeply hope to see achieved. A carefully drawn cross-section of the American people was asked: ! "If you had your choice, and if it could happen, which concern of yours today would you most like to see settled?"' Total Public Pct. Find world peace Good health for family Children provided fur " Civil rights for alJ Eliminate my debts o be rich „. Thcse rcsu " s hn n H r , i , ban Red China from the L'mted onu is THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS Boyle's Mailbag Jotting. - t n n VHP £ h F vote wan E ' v th , at Premier In- church of YenlmahaHe, a priest a broad-gauged elder ; was stripped) placed ' nudpe on A t sta , tesman wi l? haus 8° ne on r ec - top of a truc'k and d r i v e n ? .agreed to ord against Greek persecution. !hrough jerring r-rowds. d in keeping It was the TurK-sh revolution- , n , . By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK (AP '-Things a columnist might never know if he didn't open his ma:!: Strictly or. the hj-h-hu-h. \r\<-- federal govemrn-.r.* i..v, h;. more than three r:ii;;.v:i .-«.!::<.: ' Fat boy" ring a be!) in your memory' They were the code of the atomic bombs exploded over Hiroshima and Na- In Grtetfc if you're eligible to vote and don't, wj can c* lined and given a 3)-day j«ul itnitn'.t. You need nine times as much braking power to stop a car £> ing 60 miles an hour as one g<> ing 20 m;k-i an f..>r A gretfl thwnb a> part of a scholar's equipment in Turkey. Gardening is included in the curriculum of schools there. Do the terms "Little bov" and notables: "When you foving your neighbor, it to be a virtue."-Kahil bc-en known to rain 30 inches five days in a row. Folklore: You can expect company soon if you find tea leaves floating j n your cup. When flies bite, it's a sign of rain. To cure the rneumatiz put a little dry mustard In your shoe. Sleep in a bean field, or in full moonlight, and you'll go mad. Quickies: A young eagle weighs about a pound more than its mother before it leaves lis nest. A worn dollar bill makes a good lint-free eyeglass cleaner. A survey found that the only things men can taste better than women are _ _ .: lemon, vinegar and sour 4 MONDAY, JUNE 22, 1964, Loke Chorlej American Presj ! 8.r«Pes. You swallow some 3,000 times s day. ' ' t'JiC.'EI. fn 'f tip L-' Co, cia $.'-•:•;, ie Greeks and prolonged the Cyprus question, which should have been settled at that time—ten years ago. Obstacle No. 2 is more deep- rooted, century-old antipathy between the Moslem Turks and Christian peoples of the Balkans, i This dates back to the year charged th rteres government with inciting the famous riots against the Greeks in Istanbul. j Premier Inonu is against this itype of persecution. However, i he is pushing the age of 80, and jwill not be around indefinitely. j Meanwhile his country has the j worst record for murdering Ar- I menians, Christians, and Jews l YET THE TURKISH GOV blet ^ as f rewl " g ' " ot ? '"? 4° ^ > ' W nf , nU11 , 1SnenttTurvklsh tele ' ( ' y ?' ? ' ' Sll> i All of this started over Cyprus, with the chief rioters 'led by the "Cyprus Is Turkish Association." I Problems not as bad 55 : About as tough . . . . 39 ' Nnt ™™ ' 4 Clearly, most people feel that their neighbors are iiavinj, moro troubles Ihan thoy. Onlv a small plaved KmTS ud nu ^ Tin a position worse t! fan j others P 5L thd " ' What is more a sirable nn ! Jority belie™' t'ha. ^p e ?o not born lucky Here is how : t hey responded when ait-dthi Live well Home repairs Solve unemployment Taxes cut . Psychological problems solved Not 17 11 11 10 7 7 5 5 5 3 3 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 A court in Tel Aviv ruled '•:••• :-f is no lawful limit to the a:::-,unt of noise a person may ir^'t.e on his own balcony. The human body contains eno-jh lihie to whitewash a th-ckcn coop. It is hard to stay dry in Dber- ranpunji, India, one of the wettest places on earth. The annual rainfall is 450 inches, and it has Lake Charles American Press p^crlickwS a!!?y,, u wm see the devil. Jf you have the . same dream three- ivghis in su'-- _ cession, it will come true. An __ itchy foot is a sirn thM >ui aio _. destined to step on 'strange *>• lands. A girl who mak'- a n.-^t will marry a good-looking :e - fc.'.fW M f-'.s-, t HE t2?i; husband frief Pit y»<jr ,-,-.« : t «tf.on Dg. s-tr 'av j^'.x S-!tf "w*K.* Worth remembering. "Your *j/'o£'; ticker wiJJ ion^--r il you — karri to unnuid "—Arnold Gla .sow. Unscramble these four Jumble*, one letter to each square, to form four ordinary wordi. TOROB WCUT ALFACl J. TUUUY To his credit, it should be uand yun» repeated that Premier Inonu, when he attained office, tried the guilty officials. But all this (illustrates the deep-rooted ani- , mosity of Greeks against Turks, ,and the obstacles President i Johnson faces in his sales pilch WAT THSTOK5CWAL ARTIST' »• CfeMK !/*•«•. "Do you think most people make their own troubles, and their own breaks, or do you think some people are born lucky and others are born unlucky?" Total Public Pct. Most make own breaks 08 Some born lucky •• -13 Not sure . ]<j It is perfectly apparent that the fabric of American public opinion is a mixture of identification with the larger world outside one's private experience with the crowding-in of a volatile set of personal worries. Taken together, they form the substance of our national life. Some obviously are susceptible to national action, while others are a m;;lii>r of individual adjustment. The sum total represents an essentially optimistic, self-reliant body of citizens who are nevertheless beset by accutely felt problems of a personal nature. Copyright (c) 1964 The Washington Post Co. LOOKING BACKWARD Fifty Years Ago Today / fp¥i\nr\ 4 tiu A VM A»*I jtn M UvAc-0 .. f ' 1*1. _ ~ -. i » , t ' the June 22, 1914) has Now arrange the circled letter* to form the wirprise tuuwer, a« WfgecUd by the above cartoon. U Engineer Frank Shutts completed the survey of a way i-unning south from the Cameron parish line through the Grand Lake settlement, and down to that point, some miles distant. The corner stone of the new ; partmental estimates, „ ldUH .. school and convent of the Sis-< way through the swamp west ters Man.'imfr"; of iho ll/,lv ,if ii,., ,.;i j .. .', a cause- Marianites of the , at the junction of id Miller Av<i., will t Sunday afternoon I o'clock. Holy "tho ** at .-> »1*VI WHIIIN (A*u »<T« tomorrow) VAGARY The highway department lias completed a survey of the proposed bridge site between Lake Charles and West Lake and flaw ik* loMtf worker osnc+4 fount ufur | The highway comes to an end near the sea marsh which lies _ immediately we.-,t of ('aIcasieu !bridge expert W, K. Frandland : Lake, presenting an almost im- has drawn tentative plans passible t barrier. The Cameron parish nolice jury will surface the road with gravel. bridge across the Calc sieu Altogether, according to de- city, and a re-inforced bridge over (he river should cost no more than $175000, of which amount $}3,i)QO would go for (lie construction of the swamp road. vSaturday, June 20, was a hap- By day for Alma, live little uauiihter of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. H Prirp, and for thirty of her lntle Irifiids who cajne to help her celebrate her eighth birthday at her home, Nu. 228 Moss

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