Lake Charles American-Press from Lake Charles, Louisiana on July 9, 1964 · Page 37
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Lake Charles American-Press from Lake Charles, Louisiana · Page 37

Lake Charles, Louisiana
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Thursday, July 9, 1964
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14 THURS, JULY 9, 1964, Loke Charles American Press Solon Calls LBJ 'Political Thief EATON ROUGE (AP) - A al privilege speech to criticize segregationist state senator told President Johnson for his civil the Louisiana Senate today; rights stand. President Lyndon B. Johnson is a "political thief and a habitual liar. He is not worthy of your respect or mine." Two floor leaders for Gov. John McKeithen immediately sprang to the President's defense. Sen. Harold Montgomery, A day earlier, backers of Alabama Gov. George Wallace met defeat in the House in their efforts toward a presidential primary intended to help Wallace. Rep. Parey Branton, leading House, backer of Wallace, predicted Wallace would be on Louisiana's November 3 ballot for President despite collapse of the Doyline conservative, took t h e j presidential primary efforts. Senate microphone in a person- For Duty In South Viet Nam Cotton Acreage Shows Decrease For Current Year WASHINGTON (AP) - The Agriculture Department reported Wednesday land planted to cotton this year totaled 14,754,000 acres, a decrease of 0.6 per cent from last year. No prediction was made on production, but should the yield equal that of last year, the crop would be around 14,700,000 bales. Last year's production was 15,327,000 bales compared with 13,125,000 for the 1957-61 average. Louisiana acreage is 535,000, the same as last year. IN SENATE REPORT Baker Accused Of Impropriety' VVASHINCfTON (AP)—Thet lican members filed a minority Senate Rules Committee ac-! report, accusing the Democrats Bobby Baker today of of a "cover-up," protesting SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP)-U.S. Ambassador Maxwell D. Taylor arrived in South "Viet Nam Tuesday, declaring that the war programs already under way are sound but, need "vigorous implementation and execution." "I an? sure that in the months in come we will see that vigorous implementation," Taylor said at Saigon Airport as more than 100 police and security agents stood guard. "I have no illusions about, the tasks that face your country in the days ahead," Taylor 'told f.hc Vielnarncse. "The fight against tyranny and injustice is never easy; the road to success is always long. But your brothers in the free world stand with you. and together—with deter- mmalion, patience and re- -ourcefulness—•I know we shall prevail." Taylor, foimr-T rli.iirnian of Ihr U.S. Joint. Chiefs of Staff, war, creeled by his deputy ambassador, U. Alexis .Johnson; Lt. Gen. William C. Westmoreland, commander of U.S. forces in Viet. Nam, and Vietnamese protocol officials. Tight security prevailed along public. Many did not Taylor's route into Saigon, I this could happen where terrorists made two " bomb attacks Monday, one against the U.S. Embassy. The bomb at the embassy did not exnlode. In his Senate floor talk, Montgomery said the only emblem President Johnson should run tinder in the 1964 election was the skunk. He. also is a prime backer of Wallace. Sens. Jamar Adcock, Monroe, 3nd Michael O'Keefe, New Orleans, both McKeithen floor leaders, took issue with Montgomery. Adcock said nobody was more opposed to the civil rights act than he, but "Lyndon Johnson is the President of the United States." He added he disagreed violently with Montgomery. "This is not the time and place to attack the President of • the United States. ... He is | my President." i He drew a quote from the late Gov. Earl K. Long, who said, "If they'd quit helling and damning this thing around I could handle it." Sen O'Keefe said lie felt the Senate was not the place for political speeches, but he also felt it would be wrong to let Montgomery go unanswered. We can find fault with anyone," O'Keefe said, adding he had looked at the list of candidates for President, and was convinced the best interests of the United States would be served by re-electing Johnson. Montgomery, meanwhile, had a tent pitched on the state capitol lawn and planned to spend /he. night in it to protest desegregation of Baton Rouge hotels as a result of the civil rights act. In Johnson's signing the civil rights act, Montgomery said, "we might have witnessed the beginning of the death of this re- believe . . . and as the weeks go by more Americans will become more c o n- cerned." He added, "You may be sure In the first three months of 1964 273,512 Americans received passports. cused Bobby Baker "many gross improprieties," saying he used his position as secretary to the Senate's Democratic majority to feather his own nest. A report submitted to the Senate by the committee's Democratic majority said the manner in which Baker, 36, concealed completed," they his business and financial deal- j idence did' reveal ings provided convincing proof' that tie was fully aware of their impropriety. The committee's three Repub- a cover-up, among other things that White House aide Walter Jenkins had been protected, as they put it, from being called as a witness. But while the GOP members said they could not concur in the majority report because "the investigation has never been said the ev- : 'gross wrongdoing, gross improprieties, and conduct which we believe to be unlawful." The Senate inquiry into Bak- er's outside business dealings was touched off by a. damage suit brought against him and others last, year by a local vending machine company. Baker resigned his Senate job Oct. 7 and invoked the Fifth Amendment's protection against self-incrimination when called before the Rules Committee as a witness. The report filer! by the majority described Baker as "first of all an opportunist," who was available to his friends and acquaintances and they to him. "In general," the report, said, "he seized upon every opportunity, and there were many, to further his ambitions." Senate Passes Prison Good Behavior Bill BATON ROUGE At least two ships of the Spanish Armada sunk near t. h e Blasket Islands off the southwest Irish coast. One carried 50,000 gold and silver coins and 25 guns of which only one gun has been recovered. Legislature voted final approval today of a bill expected to make 200-300 state psison inmates eligible for parole within 90 days. The Senate voted 36-2 approval of a House bill to allow the warden of Angola State Prison, with consent of the governor, to grant double time for prisoner good behavior. (Sonny) Gilbert, Sicily Island. Gilbert said double good time could be granted to prisoners only if they earned it. "We think that this will help not only the prison and the inmates, but the entire state," Gilbert said. To a question from Sen. B, B. Rayburn, Bogalusa, Gilbert said the good time provisions applied ..p. _ 0 only to inmates with a year or <"i )— me „,__- confonrp more sentence. "We believe this will put him (the prisoner) on his toes and make him cooperate more with the warden," Gilbert said. "It will make him an all around good man." The telephone, of tomorrow is being created. Push buttons to ,, . . , . ,, , replace dials are already in linv Sen. Jamar Adcock. Monroe, I ited use _ Frequently " sed mim " a floor leader for Gov. Johnjbers can now be called by in- McKeithen, asked passage of the measure, and turn its explanation over to Sen. J. C. serting a plastic card into a telephone slot and touching a button. i that the civil rights bill is a ! Hundreds of police lined the \ calculated risk the Communist! road from the airport keeping (conspiracy is taking that the' it clear of traffic. Fighter white Christians will give up." ; planes roared overhead. He said defeat could be turned i The Viet Cong liberation ra- into victory through the tin- j dio warned Taylor to stay out : pledged electors move, in which j of Viet Nam or his life would [ votes could be cast for the mi- be in clanger. i norily candidate for president. ! Methodists Open Southeast Meet LAKE JUNALUSKA, N. C ! (AP* — The question of inte-j grating Methodist churches on ; (lie administrative levpl will oc- rupy delegates to the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference meeting here. The conference's quadrennial nu-eting opened with the epis- copal address by Bishop Marvin A. Franklin of Jackson, Miss. A resolution, scheduled to be introduced shortly after the bishop's address, would spell nut recommendations regarding absorption of eight Negro Method it conferences within the all- white, nine-state Southeastern Jurisdiction. The General Confereiv* 5 of the Methodist Church, meeting tins spring in Pittsburgh, Pa., icrommended integration of the Central (Negro > Jurisdiction into the five geographical white jurisdiction.-;, No recommendations concern- ii'g the integration i:--:.ue \\ue adopted formally by the Soulh- raMfTn Jurisdictional Council ai its day-long pie-conference meeting Tuesday. The council did approve a resolution asking for a net gain in membership of 250,000 in the jurisdiction during the next four Private School Plan Studied In Mississippi JACKSON'. Mr-;-. (AP) — The Mi .-i-Mppi House held the key turj-iv to whether a compromise private school system plan- embracing only nonsect a r i a n schools—will become law. The Senate voted 36-11 for the compromise Tuesday. The compromise was essentially the Senate version ol the pjupijf.a]. The house had voted in give $185 per year grants to all pupils in private schools. The Senate changed the plan to cui the figure to $1W, to Hum aid to pupils in nonsectarian and to require $35 in money. years. The resolution will be debated at tonight's session. Retired Bishop Arthur J. Moore of Atlanta told the council the problem of evangelism stemmed irom magnifying interest in social concerns "to the. point thai our people don't know about redemption." A recent report showed flip jurisdiction gained only 9,781 members during the past year and lost 16,158 persons in church school membership. A total of 460 delegates, half ministers and hall laymen, are attending the five-day conference. They represent 12,000 churches and '2.8 million members in 17 conferences. Suit Filed In Collision Of Auto, Truck A CHI -truck collision last November has resulted in a damage suit for $24,447 being tiled in 14th Judicial District Court by Willie Vars. Vars named the Phoenix Insurance Co., the (!rain Dealers: Mutual Insurance Co., and Cal- : Te\ (Jims JUKI'S as defendants in the oint. The petitioner claims that on Nov. 28, l%o, about 1.30 p.m. !'.<• \vas a passenger in a car being driven by Robert Vars winch was going north on Ryan Street. At the intersection with Seventh Street a trailer - truck driven by Eugene A. Ewald, an employe ot Cal-Tex Citrus Juices, made a left turn in front of the car, causing a collision, I!T sun. <. lai'ns. The insurance companies are insurers of the Cal-Tex firm. llron Town Sites In Nigeria Apart LOG AS, Nigeria (AP)-Nigeria plans to locate its iron and .steel industry in separate cities in the northern and eastern region-:. 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