Lake Charles American-Press from Lake Charles, Louisiana on July 5, 1964 · Page 1
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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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Sunday, July 5, 1964
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c-i * 4*24 COLE <•-• XAS CoWfr * Lake Charles American Press SIXTY-SEVENTH YEAR J5 CENTS LAKE CHARLES. LA., SUNDAY, JULY 5, 1964 72 PAGES NUMBER 2S,7« Four Calcasieu Residents Killed in Creole Collision SEVERED COMPACT—Two major sections of this American compact car are shown in a Creole wrecking yard after the car was ripped in half when it collided with a pickup truck six miles north of Creole Saturday morning. All three occupants of the car were killed in the crash. Reds Overrun Training Camp I In Viet Nam SAIGON, South Viet Nam! (AP) — Communist guerrillas, under cover of heavy mortar and machine gun fire, overran a U.S. training camp for Viet-; namesc in the central highlands! Saturday in an attack apparently timed for Independence Day. \ Forty-five government troops; were killed, 23 others and 2; Americans were wounded. ! Seven U.S. Special Forces men led the survivors to safely through the jungles. U.S. advisers said the Reds swarmed into the camp at Polei Krpng, about 250 miles north of Saigon, near Kontum, burning and looting. They carried off a number of weapons. The attack started at 1 a.m., after two of the four companies at the camp left on patrol with five Americans. Heavy mortar fire pounded into the hillside camp at the start. Then the Viet Cong troops advanced across barbed wire entanglements, under cover of machine gun fire. U.S. officers! said that between 30 and 40 Viet | Cong were seen to tali under j fire from the defenders. ! But within an hour, the Viet| Cong hammered at the walls inside the perimeter. At this stage the U.S. commander ordered the camp abandoned. 'Miss Louisiana' Is Pineville Girl MONROE, La. (AP)-Cherie Martin, a , 19-year-old baton twirler for • Northeast State's football band, won the "Miss Louisiana" title Saturday night. Miss Martin, a Pineville beauty who won the swim .suit division Thursday night, and the talent bracket Friday night, performed a baton and dance routine that captured the judges' eyes. The 115-pound, 5-foot-7 Miss Martin wa's 19G3's "Miss Majorette of America" and has held the state twirling championship. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Martin of Pineville. Cheryl Peterson of Ringgold, I another swim suit winner in | preliminary judging, was first |runnerup. Second runnerup was Patricia Marie .Ragusa who won the top I talent award with a song rou- : tine. She competed as "Miss , Greater New Orleans." | Miss Martin will go lo the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City in September. "I'm so excited," the brown- haired, brown-eyed Miss Martin said to newsmen backstage. "I'm so excited." She wore black velvet toreador tights and did a cape twirling act as she started her routine. Then, she switched lo a baton and finished twirling two batons. Johnson Rests At His Ranch JOHNSON CITY, Tex. (AP)President Johnson worked a bit, relaxed a bit and had a Texas VIP out to the LBJ ranch on Saturday for the July 4th holiday. The guests at the Johnson; place on the Pedernales River j were Gov. and Mrs. John B. | Connally of Texas and the gov-' ernor's brother, Merrill Connally of Floresville, Tex. and 1 Ins wife. Compact, Truck Demolished In Morning Crash CREOLE (Spl.) -~ Four persons were killed and two 12-year-olds seriously injured in a head-on collision six miles north of here at about 10:50 a.m. Saturday. Three of the dead were from (lie William Albert Martin family of Lake Charles. The fourth was Van Chamber, 45. of Rt. 5, Box 515. Moss Bluff. Seriously injured were Chambers' daughter Dee Anna. 12, and John Campbell, 12. T h e Campbell child is the son of Mr. and Mrs, Jack Campbell of. Rt. 4, Box J90, Moss Bluff. According to the Louisiana State police, the elder Martin was the driver of an American c o m p a c t car which collided with a pickup truck driven by Chambers. Witnesses told investigating troopers the Martin car, traveling south on Louisiana 27, j passed one car and remained in ' the northbound lane for sevcr- j a! hundred yards. In returning to the southbound lane, the Martin car left the road and j then went into a skid as the | driver attempted to return to 1 the highway. ; The right front of the Martin jcar collided with the left front j of the Chambers truck, troop' ers said. The force of the im- ipact tore the small car in half leaving bodies sprawled on the highway, according to troopers. > Chambers, his daughter and young Campbell were reported to be returning to their home . at Moss Bluff after registering I a catch of the girl's in the fish- i ing rodeo being conducted at ! Cameron. : The injured children were 'taken to South Cameron Memorial Hospital here and then transferred to Lake Charles Memorial Hospital in Lake Charles. Authorities at the Lake Charles hospital said both children sustained facial injuries in the crash and were in satisfactory condition. Investigating troopers, Wilbur i Welch, Carl Henry and Pratt Hayes said this was the first fatal accident on Cameron Pari ish roadways this year. DEATH TRUCK—Tho driver of ihis truck died when it collided with a compact car Saturday morning. Witnesses told state troopers the lights on the truck were turned on when the accident occurred. CHERIE MARTIN (RIGHT), CHERYL PETERSON New Miss Louisiana and the First Runnerup First Ballot Barry Win I Predicted SAN FRANCISCO (APi -I Oregon's Gov. Mark Hatfield, i Republican National Convention I keynoter and temporary ehair- j man, predicted Saturday a first- j ballot presidential nomination : for Sen. Barry Goldwater of j Arizona. ; "It would be a modern political miracle if anyone, in- j eluding Gov. William W. Scran- jton, could take the nomination i from the grasp Sen. Goldwater 1 has on it," Hatfield said. Hatfield told newsmen in an airport interview that Cold'. water has probably UMJ iiiore '. delegates than he needs for a first-ballot majority. 1 He suggested that Rep. William Miller of New York.-the party's national chairman, is a likely choice for \iee president Fatality Rate Falling Below Holiday Guess 11 p.m. CST: 279 traffic, 29 boating, CO (frowning. Total 368. ;( : i By THli ASSOCIATED 1'MESS . ,."*** i j Tbc highway 'death rate held iwell below estimates Saturday ! at midpoint of the nat i o n 's Fourth of July weekend. The traffic, loll edged up to 225 in an accounting which started at 6 p.m., Thursday, when a substantial proportion of the country's job-holders dropped work for the holiday weeked. It continues until midnight Sunday. Howard Pyle, president of the National Safety Council, said he was hopeful that the final tally will fall short of the preholiday WEATHER FORECAST Partly cloudy t h r o u g h Monday. Widely scattered mostly daytime t h u n d e r- showers today. Winds variable 5-15 m.p.h. High today, 8G. Low tonight, 72. High Monday, 91). Motorists had been asked to keep lights on as a warning to drive safely during the holiday weekend. The picture was taken in a wrecking yard In Creole. E/lencfer Urges Respecf for Law I WASHINGTON (API — A i hardy and indefensible - much i Southern Senator who (might i more indefensible and danger- i long and hard against the civil j ous than it might have been at ] rights bil^ said Saturday flag- some other lime in our nation's rant and possibly violent disc- past." ' sible of; the now law would ' " '" mu-ndor said in a talk re- Louisi- estimate of -W) deaths. to 550 traffic Halts Search In Mississippi PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) —Weary sailors quit under a hot noon sun Saturday in the re-' lentless search for three civil rights workers who are missing in Mississippi. It was not known when the 400 Navy men will rejoin federal and state officials in scouring the East Central Mississippi countryside for the trio who vanished June 21. The sailors and other investigators got a late start on the If enforcement of tlvi act is i ann " IiU he can nof a 8 re e with '»« be resisted, said Sen. Allen ; J. Ellendcr. D-La., "it must be , within the framework of the or- ( "ivJio ;tilvacate flagrant and perhaps violent opposition." Laws enacted by Congress, lie Divers Find Sixth Body In Oil Rig MORGAN CTTV. La. (AP) ! tlerly processes established by „„: • , , .- . . i j aw . ! sa 'd. must be respected until "Any other course is fool- d ^nged or repealed by Congress or declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. "If such laws can be defied with impunity by citizens or groups of citizens, he said, •'then the respect for all law will be diminished" and the result, would be widespread strife and discord. Kllender said that undoubtedly the new law will be resisted Divers Saturday sixth body from recovered the oil drilling | be'difficult'lu jjoiuj.-s fcui a )inu ,-JKII i uu ine BIAHI u\iuy jjum ijij uj| milling I h<_. (Jiifjnilf lu L'/lfOl'te "I? He pointed out that such a .morning of Independence Day. rig that .sank in the Gulf of Mex-i . { ^ ei \ ' rt , s ist<mc > m u s sScrstJir^H extent on the ability of millions !, y Saturday. The searchers re- set up an information center a' ot motorists to keep their pa-i turned to their grim task about I his church for relatives of the tience and tempers under con- 9 a ' rn - Oll 'y the sailors took j missing crewmen, reported tlv trol in dangerously heavy traf- parl of th(; holida y oft - ll was i b'Jdy was flown here lor idenli- fic movement presumed they returned to Me- ideation. .Cain Field, a Navy base, near! Another body was located in I he council's estimate of holi- Meridian, Miss. the rig 185 feet below the sur- t l ° e , . day traffic toll prospects was The search " 1oved Salu " !a y ; face, lie said, but was not raised. ' into the hot, damp and muddy • - - - sornewltat above the worst three-day Fourth of July record 442 highway deaths during the 1960 holiday. The lowest postwar toll for a three-day Fourth -- in 1954 when woodlands and swamps ... Bodies of 14 of the 20 ol i ing men were still being sought , u|( . Illl:1 , wl _- ll; nl m ucillK &IHIKUI Leake County, the last of the iTne rig went down Tucs(lay four counties adjacent to Neshp-j about m m!lc . south of Moi ba County of which Philadelphia I gan is the county seat. The trio was' i A . _ • _ »-»i • i _. _j _. i._ i. • . .. rj . ._ killed " "" "™ H ' ere !' ast seen in Philadelphia after 1 ! they posted a $20 bond on a Engineers estimated that vvitbi tra j flc charge. I virtually every drivable car—83 j ^' ne searcli parties combed i million—in use during some part i P° rt ' ons °f Kemper, Newton and ; | of the weekend, over-all traffic' winston counties before shifting i mileage would reach 8.4 billion i l(} Leake Counl y- A _„„ j , ,. , , '' Still missing, as the search ; A record of high deaths lor a : went into its Kith day. were ; nonnoliday weekend of 78 hours, i Michael Schwenier and Andrew rom b p.m. Thursday, June 18 ! Goodman, two white New York- to midnight Sunday, June 21, : ers. and James Chancy. Mend- showed 420 auto deaths. /an Netjro. Sunday Index Amusements Classified Editorial aiiu Comment In the Service Oil News Spurts Television Page 22 Pages 25-27 Page 4 Page 8 Page 31 Pages 19-21 Page 2:j Women's News Pages 11-18 Thompson Announces For Congress WASHINGTON, D. C. (Spl.) T. Ashton Thompson of Ville PI a 11 e today formally announced his candidacy for reelection to the U. S. House of Representative:-.. Thompson, from Louisiana's Seventh Congressional District, will be seeking his seventh term in the office. HLs candidacy has been known since he filed for reelection May 2'1. The congressman will be opposed in the July 2~> Democratic primary by Gary Tvler of l.aki- Charles Three Negroes Mobbed, Beaten at Wallace Rally in Atlanta (See Picture Page 27) ATLANTA, Ga. (AP)-Three Negro members of a civil rights group were mobbed and beaten when they walked into a states rights rally where Gov. George C. Wallace of Alabama brought his unpledged elector campaign Saturday. Walking direcUy into the middle of a large grandstand with 7.000 of the more than 10,000 persons present, the Negroes u ere immediately pummelled ajid beaten to the cement steps with fold-up metal chairs and lists. A white yirl accompany ing the Negro men, all members of the Student Nonviolent Coorcii- ri«upg Committee, said she e>- t ajifd a ItfaunK when a white I man shielded her with ins bud). She said he retched several blows before police reached them. Several white spectators caught one o! the Negro men in the stands and hurled him onto 1 the concrete steps, raining blow ;afttr blow on him, while other iwhne persons chased Ihe other two Negro nien to a wire fence at th" front of the stands. Tiii-re. they taught one and ' ran the other into a corner, burling the met^i chairs and using them as clubs Police pushed their way through to the Neyroe-, and took them out m a paddy wacois Of- iieer-, arid highway patrolmen had dffieulty readiin^ iji-rn be> ni' HI) t-iyl: ! -!>i<>! jfr,i i- nn one side and the press of the crowd on the other. Three officers suffered slight injuries. The Negroes, two of them with blood streaming from head cuts, were taken to a hospital : where a spokesman said they ; were not injuried seriously. i The SNCC identified them as Charles Neblett, 23, Carbondale, : Ili.: Matthew Jones, 26, Knoxville, Tenn.. and Wilson Brown, 30. Brimingham. The civil rights group said they and the white girl, Karen Haberman, 19. went to the rally "just to hear the speeches." •, Police said there were no ar- resti The Negroes and Miss Hibernian were part of a group of 10 |jt'i>.iin> I torn the SXfT. The others did not actually get into the crowd and were nut mult-sl- ed. During the melee, officers attempted to take one white man into custody but he gained freedom as the crowd chanted, "Let him go." In another incident just oat- side the large park where the rally was held, police arrested a white man, identified as Robert Thigpen of Smyrna, Ga., after they found an unloaded revolver and box of cartridges on his person. He was charged with carrying a concealed weapon arid carrying a pistol without a license. The man contended he wa. 5 carrying the pistol to ijave it repaired laici in ihc Uir- The Negroes' appeared and the violence broke out during a speech by former Gov. Ross Barnett of Miss'ssippi. Urging the crowd not to give up the fight for slates rights, iiarriett said, "Are you with me in this fight? Are you in this fight to win?" The violence erupted at Uiis point. Wallace, speaking alter the incident, urged Georgian to join with Alabama and other Southern states in a mass vote U) keep either Republicans or Democrats from getting a majority of electoral votes in the November presidential election. '1 he Alabama governor 'juu:!cij rumbling KI the crowd ai "Now, let's all be ID a good humor and friendl}." Miss Haberman said she and th» three Negroes went to the rally merely "to hear the speeches." "I walked down the steps with three Negroes and people jeered and booed at us," she said. "We sat down and all of a sudden people picked up chairs and started to hit us over the head. The rally was ^.oiisored by a stales rights y'oup called ''American P'ltiiots," headed by Lester Maddux, Atlanta, who turned away three Negroes at gunpoint Friday night fr .m his restaurant Wallace said 3 ' leil-wu;,.; power ni'in->t.i-r ha- n.-i-n up :u tin- nation . invaded tiie govern- inient . . . the news media . . . ! the leadership of many of our 'churches . . . every phase and aspect ot the lite of freedom- loving people. • Wallace deacu'jed the new Civil Rights Act as "a fraud, a sham, a/id a hju.v" winch was "rammed through the Congress o/i the wave of bnllyhoo, pro/notions and publicity smuts reminiscent ot P. T. Barnum." Harriett said he warned Mis' sissippi voters and other Southerners in 19tiu that if the Kennedy-Johnson ticket were elected, the ci\il rights platform .would be fpjorced *• K tii«-re anu'iic IUTC tudav Mill thinks we Uon't have lo take the plattoun seriously?'' he asked. Maddox, who esed a gun to turn away three .Negroes trying to lest the new civil rights law al his restaurant, brought a roar from the large crowd when he declared, "Never, never, never." Another speaker, Toin Auder- sun of Nashville, Term., editor of Farm and Ranch Magazine, ; compared the civil rights movement with uiiier periods of h£s : tory. "1 preier General Sherman any day t<i Bobby Kennedy," he

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