Lake Charles American-Press from Lake Charles, Louisiana on July 2, 1964 · Page 3
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Jurors Seek Reduction of Dynalectron Rental Fee ' The Galcasieu Parish Police Jury wants the Federal government, through its General Services Administration, to reduce the rental fee that must be paid by Dynalectron for its facility at deactivated Chennault Air Force Base. This was the opinion of 14 members of the police jury following a two-hour inspection Wednesday of the huge aerospace operations facilities that employ 477 people in one corner of the former jet bomber base. With President ,1. W. (Bill) Rostcet of the jury acting as chairman of a question and answer session at the Belmont restaurant, following the tour con- ducted during the downpour; Wednesday afternoon, officials of Dynalectron Corp., gained partners in their industrial fight to keep the operation going here in Lake Charles. It all began when the $15,000 rental subsidy paid Dynalectron came up for discussion at the last police jury meeting. Wednesday the company rolled out the red carpet—and it was water soaked—for the parish's governing body and gave them an on-the-scene tour while refurbishing of giant C-97 cargo transports was in progress. Many things were derived by both sides during the intimate get-together. Major suggestions made were: 1—The police jury wifl look in-1 to the possibility of taking over 1 the base's giant water plant and water system to serve Dynalec- tron as well as other potential industrial tenants of the base and also serve Ward 3 residents east of the city. 2—Congressman T. A. Thompson and U.S. Sen. Russell Long will be asked to arrange a meeting between GSA officials and the police jury in an effort to reduce the rental fee of the facilities now being used. 3—Reopening of old U.S. 90 which has been closed because of runway construction by the air base when it was in operation. 4—Dynalectron is in quest of a 63-plane contract for next year and has long range plans for refurbishing of commercial aircrafts, setting up a school for training aircraft mechanics and setting up an airline pilot training program. 5—Dynalectron seeks to refurbish government vehicles from foreign countries, as they now do aircraft, by bringing them directly to Lake Charles through the port and shipping them out again when completed. 6—The Greater Lake Charles Water Co. is seeking to purchase the air base water plant for less than $1,000. The possibility of the police jury acquiring the water plant which now serves Dynalectron < became more than 'idle talk' among the jurors. ! President Rosteet said, "We haven't gotten a darn thing! out of the government except, Ihe sewerage system." Focus shifted to the water- j works when Ernest Curry, fa- 1 cility manager, explained how his firm must compete against other firms for government work on a competitive basis, when these firms were leasing ex- government sites for a dollar-a- iyear rentals. The firms water 'bill is about $2,000 monthly. Ward 4 Juror Robert Frankland, after hearing of the method j of competition among thp firms seeking government contracts, said "We are becoming more of a welfare state everyday. Now it looks like we've got to give welfare to big business," Tom Watson, Ward 3, spoke frequently and started the widespread discussion by asking Curry, "Do you know if Dyna- lectron intends to bring diversified interests into this area?" Curry pointed out that t h e firm's major interests right now were aircraft, maintenance and from then on a diversification is planned. Among Ihe morp optimistic statements made were those which expressed exerted effort to keep Dynalectron here per' manently. I Ronnie l.evine, Ward 3. tin- I covered a new approach for the, i firm when he asked "What is | 1 the possibility of purchasing the \ ; property?" Curry said it was 1 once thought of, hut the government never came up with a price for purchase." i Roe Spencer, also of Ward 3,1 wanted a complete study made : of the suggestions in a full i jury session. "We've got to think' of keeping all those jobs," he' pointed out. ; Those making the tour of the, ! Dynalectron facility were police | ! jurors Of fie Derouen, Ward 2; i Rosted, Watson, Roy Hay, Cat-' darera, Levine. .Spencer, Manena and Gene Wittier, Ward 3; Frankland, Louis Beglis and Derrel Koonce, Ward 4; and Joe Bond, Ward 7. Also assistant district attorney Henry Yelverton, legal advisor for the jury, parish engineer Rodney Vincent, Marvin Crowe, director of the Calcasieu Industrial Development Board and Richard Pease of CIDB, and Herman Meaux, Ward 4. Company officials were Cury- ry, Sharpe Jones, marketing manager; Ed Neau, contract administrator; Jack Mikel, industrial relations manager. Ft Worth and Church Leverow, production manager. ; THURS., JULY 2, 1964, Lake Chores American Press 3 SHOP TONIGHT 'TIL 9 STORE HOURS FRIDAY — 9 A. M. TO 5:30 P.M. - CLOSED SATURDAY FOR TIMELY, MONEY SAVING Park one hour free with 1.00 minimum purchase. BEACH -POOLSIDE- PICNIC WOVEN * STRAW BEACH BAG MAT 4.98 Perfect way to spend a day outdoors, with this handy beach bag that unfolds into comfortable sunning area beach pad. Large plastic pocket carry-all converts Into comfortable Inflated headrest. F'nely woven grass mat with plastic trim In assorted colors. 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