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WED., JULY 1, 1964, Lake Charles American Press BY MCKEITHEN Severance Tax Bill Is Signed RATON ROUGE (AP> - An indefinite extension of the na- Jiiral fi.ns severance tnx went jn!o effect today, just in time. fiov. John McKeithen signed tlic emergency legislation into inw Tuesday along with several i 'her legislative acts. 'i\vo rents of the 2.3 cents Jrvv on each 1.000 cubic feet of neural eas would have expired ii'iii! 1 . hmi the ^ovemor n o t :.:,'!i: : '(! (he bill. Tbo lull levy brought in about $172 •"> million in the current fis- c.-il yr.-ir. It is estimated the tax v.ill bring in $184 million in the tin nl year begun today. Much of the revenue from the tax ;s used to support teacher <;il;inc?. K.xtensioii of the gas sever.-••!' v ta.v «-as part of McKeith- rn's plan to promote new Indus- ti'v in Louisiana. FOR STUDENTS McKeithon signed several oth- 'er bills. One creates a new judgeship for (he 29th judicial district, made up of St. Charles and St. John the Baptist parishes. Other legislative acts signed by Gov. McKeithen would: ; Exempt from the state sales tax retail sales of pesticides used for agricultural purposes. Require that all packaged powdered and skim milk products be labeled as to grade. Authorize the State Board of Health to promulgate rules ; prescribing sanitary standards j and grade labeling require- iments for all milk and milk 1 products, including p o wdcred ! milk. ! Include milk cooperatives I among milk buyers which may bo bonded for manufacturing and distributing milk products. Tourist Bill Is Approved By Senofe BATON ROUC-K (AP\ - The Senate voted 39-0 approval Tuesday of a House-passed bill to create a Louisiana Tourist Commission, The measure \vas returned to the House for concurrence in Senate amendments. The legislation backed by Gov. John McKeithen would separate the tourist bureau from the State Department of Commerce and Industry and give it a separate govern i n e board. With the tourist commission will go the responsibility f o r operating the Hot Wells (Mineral Spa near Alexandria. One Dead; Four Missing In Plane Collision AVALON, Santa Calalina Island, Calif (AP>—One naval reservist is dead and four others are missing after collision of two Navy submarine-tracking planes. A sport-fishing boat near the crash four miles north of this resort island picked up the body of one victim Tuesday. The Navy identified him as Lt. K.R. Crowell, 40. of Thousand Oaks, Calif. Missing with Crowell's plane, the Navy said, were Ens. Donald L. Tarr Jr.. 28, of Salinas, Calif., and Lt. Crnclr. M.T. Carlton. 42, of Los Altos. Calif. The other plane earned Cmdr. T.W. Martin, 41, of Reno, Nov., and Lt. Cmdr. Joseph J. Le- Fage, 41, of Mountain View, Calif. Helicopters and boats converging on the scene found only floating debris, gasoline slick and a partly inflated life raft. Anderson estimated the planes collided at 1,000 feet and fell 100 feet apart. They sank in 500 feet of water off Avalon. Hearing Set On Police Jury Bill by Senate floor an administration bill to house. Dabritz hopped into the i authorize the collector of reve-1 hole to pick up the little rascal i nue lo withhold one per cent and hopped back out in a hur- of sales tax on motor vehicle sales collected for parishes and .municipalities. } j The percentage would meet: the cost of collecting such tax- j cs. The House voted 101-0 ap-! proval of the measure earlier.! ry. Wrong skunk. Authorities End Hunt for Missing Atlantic Swimmer NEW YORK (AP)-The Coast Guard has abandoned a two • day search for Britt Sullivan, 29, who reportedly disappeared Sunday, the fifth day of her attempt to swim to Europe, Planes, cutters and helicopters of the Coast Guard searched the Atlantic Ocean off Long Island but found no trace of her. She had failed lo rendezvous with an escort boat. | BATON ROUGE (AP) - A ! Senate committee set for hear- I ing at 2 p.m. today a H o u s e- passcd bill lo allow police juries to decide whether to operate on a parish unit system. j Sen. W. L. Rambo, George- I town, asked senators to notify. . . ,their police jury secretaries the, WrOHQ Skunk IS ! bill will be heard by the Senate< 3 Judiciary C Committee. The law requires parish police juries to use a unit system of operations, rather than a ward system. Some police juries have drawn criticism in I legislative audits for failure to i comply. j In a meeting Tuesday, t h c 'committee sent to the Senate A House-passed bill w h i c h ! would remove limitations on: building and loan associations j advancing money to persons al-' ready ov.ini' them money also won committee approval. j Easy to Identify WINTHROP, Wash. |AP)This case of mistaken identity had a certain air about it. John Dabritz was missing one of his pcf deodorized skunks. He thought he spotted the animal in a pit near a neighbor's \ Teacher Pay Resolution Is Approved BATON ROUGE (AP) - The House Education Committee approved a resolution Tuesdftv urging Gov. John McKeithen and the Legislature to give top priority to a teacher pay raise once funds are available. It was sponsored by Rep. Lawrence Gibbs, Ouachita Parish and others. Gibbs is House Education Committee chairman and the chief House leader for the teachers pay raise prog ram passed early in the session but killed in a Senate committee. Adjoining County Added to Search PHILADELPHIA, Miss. CAP) i • -Over -100 sailors armed with . clicks poked through swamp.s and bottomlands in adjoining Newton County today for traces of three missing civil rights workers. The 412 navymen from an air station at nearby Meridian were assigned s q u a r e s. A bright orange. Navy helicopter and hvv National Guard 'copters looked over cleared patches of land. Newton County is immediately south of Neshoba County, where the three youths vanished June 21. FBI agents and highway patrolmen checked farm homes in Neshoba today seeking anyone that might have information. Dragging operations were suspended. Six Game and Fish Commission boats stood ready to move into Newton County should the sailors pick up any signs of the missing men. There are no more anxious groups of residents crowding street corners. Discussion of the mysterious disappearance is limited to quick questions and occasional jokes. A week ago today, a large lorcc of FBI agents, state highway patrolmen and other investigators moved into Philadelphia to comb ihe hills and swamps of Nesboba County tor rUies iii Ihe disappearance ol Michael Schwcrncr and Andrew Goodman, two white New Yorkers, and James Chaney, a Negro trom nearby Meridian. Dungaree-clad sailors from the Navy's air field at Meridian joined the search by order of President Johnson. The trio—part of a task force working on a summer-long Ne- sro voter registration campaign in this- racially troubled state- were last seen the night of June 21 after posting $20 bond when jailed on a speeding charge. i Residents of Neshoba — it means "wolf" in Choctaw— were at first resentful of the invasion by investigators and nearly 100 newsmen. "We're not accustomed to 'large numbers of strangers de! scending upon us at once and ; asking a lot of questions," said a local businessman. Last week it was difficult to tell if a warning to stay off the streets after dark was a warn; ing or just friendly advice. At Jackson, civil rights lead- i ers announced they had dropped plans to send volunteer college students into parts of the state because of a "pattern of terror ' and vigilanlism in the whole southwest and in the area northeast of Jackson." Bicycling Enters / *j New Golden Age WASHINGTON iSpl.i - A rapidly growing army of cyclists is pumping the United Slates into a new golden age of the bicycle. Some 55,000,000 bicycle riders now pedal along A m eric a n .streets. They range from four- year-olds propped up by "training wheels" to active octogenarians keeping their arteries i soft. Dr. PKU! Dudley White, the heart specialist, recommends a daily spin on a bicycle as a means oi keeping physically lit. The 77-year-old physician is an ardent cyclist himself. Dr. White and Secretary of the Interior Stewart. L. Udall officially opened American Hike Month in May by leading a caravan of Congressmen on a bicycle ride down Capital Hill. L'dall ilk-n endorsed a campaign to build more bicycle ! raj is and pat) is. Cyclists in the United Slates are frustrated by the dominance of the automobile. Quiet country lanes are rare these days, bui Boston. Chicago, and Washington are among the cities leading a revival of bike patiu, the National Geography Society says. A K j \v cycli-t.i brave die ha/- ards of big-city trailic, snaking their way easily through lines of slow-moving cars A New York executive ~ who pedal.-, through Manhattan with an at- tache case strapped to his bike —emphasizes the convenience and discounts the danger. "1(V really quite safe." he explains. "Everyone thinks, 'Look at that fool on the bike. Let's stay away from him.' " Dedicated cyclists t^rei v-iih the devotee \\lio called iK bicycle, ''ihe most ingeiiiuLisiy ,-im- pie, eifjnent. and i-coii.pmirjl means of transpi>rujii!>n arid recreation ever deviled i.'S mail " It was not alwa\s t,u. An ISth-centui'.v French bicycle consisted oi a luu^h \suouen bar supported on t\'.u v.ln-els and carrying a sparsely padded saddle. The device nad DM siei-r- ing mechaiUh.ni. no pedal.-., and no prospect ol succe--s A modi iication'o/ the yeh;<-. ; ; pu! il.'c from wheel in a rnovaijle lurk, and—viola—bike .steering wai born. A French blacksiuHJi Pin re J,djlement, migrated IM Conin 18tiO and paK-nted the idea of putting pedals on the front wheel. His heavy wooden machine with iron-shod wheels gave a tooth-rattling ride and was aptly called the "boneshaker." In England, the boneshaker was transformed into the precarious high-wheeled bicycle with the saddle well over the large front wheel. Known as the "ordinary." it was Die firs really practical bicycle. But it required courage and persistence to niaster. An instruction manual advised, "It is an excellent thing for a beginner to learn to fall properly." Dismounting was, in fact, a controlled crash. The ordinary uas introduced to America at the Philadelphia Centennial Kxpusitiun "I 18"t5. 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