Lake Charles American-Press from Lake Charles, Louisiana on June 30, 1964 · Page 24
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Lake Charles American-Press from Lake Charles, Louisiana · Page 24

Lake Charles, Louisiana
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Tuesday, June 30, 1964
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Leased Wire Service of Associated Press BOX 0066 4924 COUEAVE, Lake Charles American Press STATE EDITION CLOUDY Cloudy with showers endhig tonight. Scattered showers and thunder showers Wednesday, Winds 6-15 m.p.h. Low tonight 70. High tomorrow 85. Lake: Very low bacteria c*ta* 5 CENTS LAKE CHARLES, LA,, TUESDAY* JUNE 30, 1964 24 PAGES NUMBER 25,741 Four Are Killed in Oil Rig Blast Typhoon Claims At Least 10 In Philippines MANILA (AP) ~ Typhoon Winnie paralyzed this city of two million today. At least 10 persons were reported drowned and scores more were injured. The storm's winds of up to 95 miles an hour tore through populous central Luzon Island before dawn, demolished thousands of shanty homes and left Manila without power, light, newspapers and public transportation. Unofficial reports said seven persons drowned in swirling flood waters in the Manila area. The communications blackout delayed word of casualties and damage in the provinces. Rains continued but winds had subsided by late Tuesday morning as Winnie moved over the South China Sea toward the China mainland. The Weather Bureau said the eye of the storm passed directly over Manila. The winds tore off roofing, knocked down stone and brick walls and uprooted huge trees. Hundreds of cars and buses were stalled in flooded streets. Telephone poles were knocked down and news services blacked out. Radio stations were silenced when their transmitting towers were blown down. Manila International Airport's control tower was unusable, grounding all international and domestic flights. The typhoon passed 35 miles southwest of the big U.S. Clark Air Force Base north of Manila, but no damage was reported there. A spokesman said aircraft were placed in emergency shelters. Road Signs Bear Serious Message DeR/dder Man Gefs State Posf By JIM BEAM If you've driven along the newly-opened south city bypass, you've seen them. They might look like the familiar highway shaving advertisement, but these signs tell a deeper story—a story of concern. At first glance, the big white letters on the luminous red background appear amusing. "Caution, Beware." "No Fence." "Loose Children." "At Play." But there's nothing funny about the message they bear. The bright signs were installed on both sides of the bypass at Swanson Lane. Residents in that area worked overtime to be sure the signs were in place . prior to the opening of the bypass last Friday. They got them up in time and judging from the response from motorists, the signs are effective. Residents became concerned for their children when they found out that fences along the bypass were deleted from the project In their area. "They said the fence was deleted because of cost. It's hard to understand how a fence could be such a tremendous cost in a ?17-million project." Those were the words of Wiley Schexneider, 3348 Swanson Lane. The Schexneiders need only step out their side door and be within a few feet of the fenceless bypass. "Our children are not used to traffic, because we've never had any to speak of in this area," Mrs. Schexneider said. The Schexneiders have three small children. But those three children are only some of the 24 youngsters in grades five or less who live next to the new bypass. The Russell Broussards have six; the Earl Millers have six; the Merlin Voizins have six; and the Harley Kaisers have two. Mrs. Schexneider said a hub cap from a bypass auto came off the car recently and whizzed right through their yard, a menace to the playful children. One motorist even stopped on the bypass and walked to the Schex- neider home at midnight to ask directions to Clarence Street. Families in the area have done more than in?tall the signs. Local state legislators and area highway personnel have been called about the hazards. State Sen. Jesse Knowles of Lake Charles said today he would contact Arsene Stewart, director of the State High Department, to see about having a fence installed. "We realize the dangers involved and will make every effort to remedy the situation," he said. He seemed very opti- mestic. Hunt for Student Trio Stepped Up PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) —The search for the three civil rights workers who vanished nine days ago was stepped up i today at the direction of Presi- ident Johnson. BATON ROUGE (Spl.)-Ralph j The Mississippi Highway Pa- Hooks of DeRidder has been frol also made it clear it was named to the state board of ; " <u: ° ™" 1 " Io " M " """"«"' nf commerce and industry, accord-, ing to an announcement Monday by Gov. John McKeithen. Hooks was named to the position along with Maj. W. Derwood Cann Jr. of Monroe. in this red-clay hill country of east central Mississippi to stay until authorities find out what happened to the missing trio. Rita Schwerner, 22, wife of MichaeUSchwerner of Brooklyn, one of the missing men, asked 'oou wciiut jr. ui Monroe. one 01 UK missing jiieu, aoAcu The DeRidder resident sue- i the President Monday to send ceeds G. C. Billups Jr., and j 5,000 men to Mississippi to join Cann takes the place of T. Jack ! in the search. Blackmon. Mrs. Schwerner, after meeting Another Southwest Louisiana with the President at the White resident, Camille Adams of Kap- House, told newsmen Johnson Ian, was named a member of i advised her he couldn't send so the board of public welfare. He { many. succeeds Leo J. Theriot who re- Schwerner, 24; Andrew Good- signed the position. man, 20, another white New Nuclear Sharing Plan Is Extended The new agreement sedes an earlier one, WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson notified Congress today that he has approved a new agreement to extend the types of atomic information the United States may give to the jNorth Atlantic Treaty Organization and its member nations. super, under which NATO and Its members have been receiving some atomic information for the past several years. In notifying Congress of the new agreement, Johnson said the expanded area of information is needed to make effective use of nuclear delivery systems being provided by this country under bilateral procedures and agreements that followed creation of NATO atomic stockpiles in 1957. Also, Johnson said, the new agreement will permit NATO member countries to share in information that this country ha* been exchanging only with the NATO organization itself, under a 1955 agreement. He said the new agreement "represents a logical and useful step in our continuing and varied efforts to ensure wider allied participation in NATO nuclear defenses." Furthermore, Johnson saJd, "such wider participation is necessary on both military and political grounds. It is needed to enhance the effectiveness of NATO defenses. On political grounds, it is needed to reinforce NATO cohesion in meeting our allies' legitimate desire to make a constructive contribution to nuclear defense." Under the Atomic Energy Act the J,oint House-Senate Atomic Energy Committee must have 30 days', notice before the agreement can go into effect. Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara and Glenn T. Seaborg, ehairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, had .recommended that the President approve the broadening agreement. In a memorandum to Johnson, they stressed that the new agreement makes clear that there will be no transfer of atomic weapons or atomic weapons systems involving restricted data. Yorker; and James Chancy, 22, a Negro from nearby Meridian, were last seen June 21 when they were freed from jail here after posting a $20 bond in a traffic case. Before Mrs. Schwerner visited the White House, press secretary George Reedy told reporters that efforts to find the trio had been stepped up and expanded. Mrs. Schwerner said the President assured her that the federal government is ''doing everything in its power." The President, Mrs. Schwer- ner added, said if he ''considered it useful to send more men, then he would send more." Federal and state authorities, joined by 100 sailors from the Navy airfield at Meridian, continued their search in the hijls and snake-infested swamps of Neshoba County. State game wardens, using radio-equipped skiffs, dragged (he muddy Pearl River and other bodies of water in the area. "We've covered 55 miles of the Pearl itself and haven't found even a net," said Dewitt Button of the State Game and Fish Commission. The FBI ordered several thousand circulars of the three youths distributed in a five- state area. The circulars asked anyone with information to call FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover or the nearest FBI office. The circulars went to Alabama, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Arkansas as well as Mississippi. The only clue to (he baffling disappearance was the finding last Tuesday of the charred hulk of the station wagori'driv- en by the three youths. Civil Service Ruling Reversed OPENING OF 1-10 STRETCH SET IN TEXAS The Beaumont - Houston, Tex., leg of Interstate 10 will open tomorrow. Highway officials, local government and civic leaders will gather Wednesday in Beaumont to mark the opening of the 107-mile leg of Interstate 10. The Interstate 10 route from Lake Charles to Houston will then be nearly complete with only the Sulphur to Toomey leg - 18.2 miles remaining. The Beaumont to Houston interstate will be the longest stretch of superhighway completed in Texas. DeRidder Rodeo Sef By Civ/fans V'-'jy*'.' 1HL, «v«m*n i^jJtAvi^ iJi ujk,v, i. i " "~" •" *v*v»t*j OQ v HIK lilt? V DeRidder Civitan club will spon- There were 24 men in the two wer e pleased by the decision sor its annual rodeo Friday and planes. Seven were rescued, j "Particularly about the ' Saturday. j Five bodies had been recovered : which will remove the The rodeo will be held at i Monday night. mark of disciplinary a the local fairgrounds with per-;. T!ie jsurvivors were reported our service records." formances to start at 8 p.m "" J each day. A 14th Judicial District Court decision reversed a Civil Service Board ruling Monday afternoon with the presiding judge claiming that the right of freedom of speech was denied by the board. Dist. Judge Cecil Cutrer Boats, Planes Seek 12 Off Bermuda Coast claimed that Charles E. George and Creighfon Nope, Lake Charles firemen, were restrained from their right to speak out by the board's action. The decision results from a board ruling last year. George and Nope were suspended for a 24-hour period by Fire Chief Richard Sarvaunt at 'he suggestion of Mayor Alfred E. Roberts. Roberts said that George and Nope made statements at a city council meeting which constituted discourteous and offensive conduct. The Civil Service Board upheld , Sarvaunt's action, resulting in : HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP)-' th * a PP ea I b V ^ pair. L'.S. boats and planes were L , eoi 'f ls president of the Lak searching off Bermuda's south i . e Uia ™s Fire Fighters As- coast today for 12 American air- Delation and a captain in the men missing after the collision I . e department. Nope is an as- oi two Air Force planes during SJ ^ant fire chief, a space training mission. > *' le suspension took place ai The planes plunged into the 6 a ' m - J ""e 5, 1963. Judge Cut- Atlantic Monday as parachuting! rc , r 01 "dered that George and airmen were running a test res- ^°JJ e be paid for the time lost. firemen issued a today saying they 25 Rescued, 13 Others Are Still Missing MORGAN CITY, La. (AP) — An explosion and fire roared through a floating oil rig in a pre-dawn darkness; today, plunging the multi-million dollar apparatus into the depths of the Gulf of Mexico. At least four persons were killed. At least 13 others were missing. Twenty-five survivors were brought to Lakcwood Hospital here. Some were burned but a hospital spokes- said all were in satisfactory condition. The dead were not immediately identified. Helicopters ferried the survivors to this coastal fishing town about 70 air miles west of New Orleans. The rig sank In 180 feet of water, about 15 minutes after the explosion and wind - whipped flames blanketed the vessel. Some of the first survivors to arrive at Lakcwood Hospital Survivors Of Oil Rig Blast Are Announced MORGAN CITY, La. (AP) Lakewood Hospital released the names of the following survivors from today's oil rig explosion who were under treatment for bums: 1. James W. Hartman, Orange, Tex. 2. Hall Miles, 4815 Ironton, Beaumont, Tex. 3. Russell E. Slahlman, 111 Maple, New Iberia, La. 4. Manuel Worthey, Hope, Ark. 5. Robley Baudoin, Route 1, Erath, La. 6. Hubert Savoie, 442 South Lombard, Opelousas, La. . .7. J. R. Hutchison, 1018 French, New Iberia. 8. Robert McKeight, 1016% Wisteria, Alexandria, La. 9. James Neal, 715 Bond, Jennings, La. 10. Burl Beadje, Morgan City, 20 Teche, , 11. John Hebent, Cameron, La. 12. Archie Hebert, Route 3, Schriever, La. C. C. Hamley, Morgan . 14. Henry Roach, Kirbyville, 13. City. Tex. 15. Ebette Daigle, Orange, Tex. 16. Henry Watson, Route 1, Sulphur, La. 17. Simon G. Miller, Evangeline, La. 18. William R. Short, New Orleans. 19. George Self, DeRidder, La. 20. L. C. Franks, Route 2, Winnfield, La. 21. J. D. Washington, Lindon, Tex. 22. John Bowman, 107 Whitney, Houma, La. 23. Jim Bowman, 107 Whitney, Houma, La. 24. - Deshazo, Huttig, Ark. 25. H. A. Lathaym, Lawley, Ala. . cue operation for the two-man Tlie two — The Gemini space project i statement part black Pilotless Plane Rams House, Two Tots Killed HAVERHILL, Mass. (AP) silent and pilotless jet fighter' dotted ' n #°°d condition. The two planes, each carrying l " mcn - Crushed wings as Air here were unconscious. Others were able to walk away from the rescue helicopters. Four area men were listed as survivors. They are: James Neal, 715 Bond, Jennings; John Hebert. Cameron; Henry Watson, Route 1, Sulphur; and George Self, DeRidder. Reported on the rig, although not listed among survivors, were Lawrence Babineaux Sr. 40 204 Second Ave., and Ernie Shadier, 510 Holmes St., both of Lake Charles. At least 42 men were aboard the twin-hulled rig, which was operating 78 miles southwest of Morgan City in the area known as Block 273 of Eugene Island. The 260-foot long rig—actually a drilling ship—is owned by Reading and Bates of Morgan City. It had moved to the explosion site only Monday. Half the men on the "C Baker" were asleep when the explosion occurred about 3:30 a.m. The first survivors to reach here said the on-duty crew hit a shallow high pressure pocket of gas while drilling at 640 feet. The gas began seeping up into the rig. "The floor began to buckle and we knew it was time to get off," said one survivor. Some had gotten on the "Delta Service," a workboat alongside when sparks on the rig touched off the explosion. Those on board were trapped momentarily by flames which leaped skyward and covered the rig and surrounding waters. Wind whipped the flames away from one side of the rig and some of the men were able to jump into the water. "It stood up on its end and down she went," said another survivor, describing how the drilling rig sank in more than 100 feet of water. A spokesman for Reading and Bates here said the C. P. Baker, I built last year, cost his company I "about $6 million." He said the firm has four other rigs operating in the Gulf. The crew slept aboard the rig, with each shift having separate quarters. The men have 12 hour Two Parked Cars Manage to Collide Col .,,< para-rescue training film. A 'VlUIIUye H) vOIIIClC The events will consist of calf- \ ter below, and the planes were i . WINCHESTER, Ky. (AP)—It roping, ribbon roping, bull- j dropping men to simulate its re-; flna % happened — a parked dosjeinP- harrol ranincr V>arn_ rwmui.i> I Car \va« «trnnl- H., o 1 i roping. _ --,-—0, ..., dogging, barrel racing,' bare-! covery. car was struck by a parked back riding and bull riding with A spokesman at Kindley Air •. car an extra attraction of a quar-! Force Base, four miles from the • Winchester police said the ve- terhorse exhibition. i scone, said them UWB inrlina- i hides were in a narkino W were in a parking lot iuuiac exiuuuion. ISITML-, saia mere were maica-i'" v -' cs wcie in a parsing lot Proceeds from this rodeo vvill ic ' ations a " seven survivors had! when one apparently slipped on be used in the club's benefit J um P ed before the crash as part '. K ' e and rolled into the other s. The Civitans will havei 0 ' "? e st'heduled test-rescue op-' aufo - Extensive damages were ,,,,u:i . i,:i,.i i r....!. i pfiitinn reoortprl NINA'S BEAUTY SALON Announces the association ol ROLAND HEBE8T, Hair Stylist I IF 3-8810 3218 Ryan mobile kitchen"to "furnish lcr "f ion - , 1 ho planes PAUL'S BAR-B-QUE Let Us Take Care Of Your Picnic Foods Orders To Go Or Served. OPEN ALL 'DAY, JULY 4m AND ALSO SUNDAYS J701 Klrkmun ot 18th HE 3-4829 WHOLESALE Si RETAIL FREE DELIVERY - CITY LIMITS (On Purchqjes o« $5 or more) WE FIX FLATS (Pickup and Delivery I Check Our Prices Before You Buy SWIFT'S SERVICE AUTO SUPPLIES, INC. Open Saturday ill 3 1033 Ryan Street HE 3-3636 refreshments. i ino P lancs were ^' m ° T. Shelby Oakes is chairman ; about U f fe ?f On1thel *? for the club of this protect -course when they touched, •- ^ ' ' witness said. flying at same a reported. TONIGHT! Another Big Night! KAY PK1CK And The Cherokee Cowboys From "The Orund Ole Oprv" THE GEISHA HOUSE 2303 Brcxjil Slret-l NEW SHIPMENT Fabulous Whipped Cream Transitional Prints Pastel Prints. PoiKa Dots . Solids New K'll Bolts 1.88 yd. «•• wide VOLPE'S — 8:30 to 5:30 CHUCK ARDO1N Wishes to express appreciation to his many customers and triends. I will be out of town until July 25. For appointments until that date tail 477-iSip. Thonks, THE FOLLOWING LUMBER DEALERS WILL BE CLOSED FRIDAY, JULY 3 AND SATURDAY, JULY 4: Shield Lumber Co. La. Western Lumber Co. T-Mnier & Son Building Supply Brown-Lilej Lumber Co. Krause & Manaaan Inc. Builders Supply Co. FOURTH OF JULY SPECIAL If you bring this ad In before luly A ••"" " you'll tie photoqra ceive a regular H.98 8' Portrait tor only re- Sllver - ton « 50c Remember to bring this od. Larry Robinson Studios M7 Rvon St. . HOUR MARTINIZING DRY CLEANING SALE oiiv, Wednesday, Thursday June 30,' July 1, 2 r3 for $1 Any Trou Siveatv'rs Piain Ski Free Mothproofing Ask About Box Storaot riv* Convenlem Mortlnliing Location! East Town Shopping Center Pioneer Building ing Southgaie Shopping Center Grt-lnwlch Shopping City Wc-stpalnt Shopping Center ! a dozen homes and a dozen cars ! before exploding into a house at j the end of the street, killing two j children. ; Todd Gifford, 10, and his sis-1 ter, Pamela, 8, perished when! they were trapped in their one-' j story ranch house and burned to i ! death. I Their parents, Mr. anoj Mrs. JEari H. Gifford, escaped prac-| Uically unhurt. : i The pilot of the Massachusetts 'Air National Guard F86, Capt.' 'D. F. Sullivan of Boston, ejected \ | from the crippled jet and para-! ; chuted into the nearby Merrimack River. ; He was rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter. Fixinq Flat Tires Can Be Dangerous SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - A man, Albert L. Mc- fixing flat tires s — even at a service station. He was inflating a tractor tire when it exploded, sending him to the hospital with head injuries. It wasn't the explosion that injured his head, but the gas tank he fell against. G. L.'s BARGAIN STORE 1-3 4 Miles East of Hwy. 90 LAST WEEK OF CLKARANCE SALE Ladles' Dresses .... your choice tt Ladies' blouses 75c each Lad;e» show .. « each or 3 for « Ladles' skirts .. C each or 2 for S3 All ladles swim suits .... « each One rock only ecOal pushers and Slim Jlmj , ogc each Men's Shirt* „: ftSo One aroup man's shoes .... M each Open Wednesday through Saturday Big Pre-Fourth Of July "GIVE-AWAY" SALE Wednesday Only! AH Looies' BrdV wmle they last. eacn only .................... 4^ Large Tao;e ot Ladles' Shoes, your choice, per pair ........ 49c Large Group of Ladles' Jamaica}, S!<rn Jims, etc. (more slies odoejj eacn .................. nc One Large Taoie of Zippers, Bloi Tape, eic-, your choice, each lOc Just Received I New shipment of Ladies' and Children's Better Sportswear for "The Fourth!" SOUTH CITY BARGAIN STORE Prien La».* At &tre«t

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