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EDITORIALS What Ofhers Say We in the United States of America long have prided ourselves on the fact that ours Js a government of law, not of men, and that the greatest and the most humble, the wealthiest and the poorest, the strongest and the weakest, the most famous and the most obscure are protected equally by the law, ;n-e bound equ.nJIy by the law, and owe the law the same respect and obedience. No man is free to obey only such laws as he personally may approve. Neither is any man free to impose his will on other men regardless of the law. Such "freedoms" produce only anarchy and dictatorship and the death of freedom . , . All of us who believe in these principles have an opportunity to demonstrate our belief again in our reaction to the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 . . . This law, like all others, continues to be the subject of public debate. It is subject to political action, to amendment, and oven possibly of repeal . . . From a long range point of view, we must recognize that although the way of amendment and, even, of repeal lies open and will be fully tested, the clock cannot be turned back. We cannot eo back to the past. The eggs that have been scrambled cannot be unscrambled.—Baton Rouge Morning Advocate. Slowly and painfully — but inexorably—the legal structure of our nation is moving toward making a reality of the American Dream, the dream of a nation under which all citizens are pqual before the law. ITEM: The overly ponderous pro- '•OSSPS oi the United States Congress havp produced a civil rights bill. The Uvn most important parts of the bill say Kimplv that, when it comes to applying for -i job or shopping in a store or eat- in:; in a restaurant, all citizens are rrjnnl. ITEM: The U. S. Supreme Court has ruled that urban citizens of our stales should enjoy representation equal !o that, of rural citizens. ITEM: The U. S. Supreme Court nilrvl In.sf year fhaf. all citizens accused of :i serious crime, whether in stale or fH(%il court, arc entitled to legal fnunsr]. ITEM: The U. S. Supreme Court last week ruled that citizens are en- tit lf-1 In the Fifth Amendment guarantees against self incrimination, in state courts nr; well as in federal courts. As a nation we have our failings nnd our bnckslidings from our ideals of liberty and freedom, but we have our solid accomplishments as well. And these are four of which we can well bo proud; four milestones on the r oari in (.quality of all citizens.—Houston Post. Tliusn of us who prefer not to have 'he U. S. Supreme Court redesign the late legislatures have a practical" prob- li" 1 !!! to face. The injustice in state legislative apportionment has not been corrected by local means. There is no sign that i', would have been unless the Supreme Court stepped in. And the abuses in statp systems nro very crave . _ This r>»inN a practical moral which logically follow:; the objections 1o the. courf's decisions that we have already expressed. I 1 , is this: If local L'overnmenl is to serve 1he purnovp for which it was intended under 'he Constitution, it will have to reform i!:-Hf adc-nuatoly nnd continuously. Else 'n-nir a'.i'.hority will find means to t« M in.—Christian Science Monilor. The American Medical Association, n.'.'iii'h the vote of its House of Dele•.:a'< s in convention here, took a high- i"'"cipled position against racial bigo- T'ut as the AM A delegates well i '•><'•". they have only cleared the skirts "i their national society by voicing ''."alterable opposition to denial of mem- 1 <or?bip to Negro doctors in medical ' ' u"ir>1 (PS. N -'o assurance is given or promise ''-"•^ that local medical societies in ^nithern states will accept Negro doc- SIDEWALK SAGE tors as members. Without medical society membership Negro physicians remain barred against the practice of medicine and care of their patients in accredited hospitals. As long as these prejudicial bars remain anywhere in America, the charge of bigotry still stands against the AMA.—San FrancUco Examiner. Senate Bill 228, which sought to revise workmen's compensation laws in Louisiana, has been amended In the House of Representatives so that it is now merely a proposal to raise compensation $5 a week . . . Reps. Larry Parker and William Polk of Rapides Parish were among 61 House members who voted for the crippling amendments, and while they may have valid reasons they will certainly have to give an accounting to a constituency that is aware of the forest industry orientation of its economy. All who have been interested in this legislation know that it was of prime importance to people involved in forestry operations who have suffered because of inequities in the present workmen's compensation laws. — Alexandria Town Talk. The nation now enters an era where "civil rights" desires of Negroes are given the backing of federal law under contention that they are natural rights, inherent rights and constitutional rights. These contentions, and — figuratively at least — every word in the new law will have to undergo the scrutiny of the federal courts: the course prescribed for a nation that is a republic. Because of these things, there is a greater need for sanity — for common sense — all over the land than ever before. — Sareveport Times. In these days of merchandising standards, when weights and measures must be exact, no one would expect to find a grocer who would fill a bag with potatoes when a customer asked for 10 pounds of spuds and say he guessed it weighed about 10 pounds. If he only guessed, it would be a matter of opinion. A merchant of today hardly dares even to weigh his thumb along with the meat when anyone calls for a three-pound roast . . . AP rigidly as we adhere to weights and measurements in merchandising, so we can eliminate guesswork, which is seldom accurate, and with the government constantly demanding more rigid sfannnrrk and belter protection of the buying nublic, we find those in education who demand that the teachers throw away measurements, or tests, and that they pass the students on the individual teacher's opinion, or guess, on how well the student is doing. — Monroe Morning World. The "Get Out the Vote" campaigns are beginning as November approaches. One attractive leaflet is entitled "Just One Vote," and is aimed squarely at the eligible voters who stay away from the polls . . Another point needs stressing. The country doesn't need "Just Voters." It needs "Informed Voters" — men and women who study the issues nnd the positions of the candidates, nil the way from town nnd country to Capitol Hill and the White House and know exactly what thoy are voting for. Q o — vote, and vote intelligently for the people and the principles yoii believe m. — Crowley Daily Signal. Enforcing the law is the historic role of the police. Without good law enforcement chaos and worse would be the end result Thorp is a continuing and ralni- l-'trvl effort on the part of a lawless element in the land to ridicule the policeman, to downgrade him, to picture him as symbol of brutality . . . America isn't a police state by any strptch of the imagination, and a major and overriding reason is because of the polire officer on his beat. Be a good citizen by supporting him. — Franklin B anner-Tr Ibune. Boyle's Mailbag Jottings By HAL BOYLE | full capacity, so — strain that M-:\V YORK (APi-Things a : brain> - <"!u":nbt might j.-v.-r kn >'.i ii Cheerful news ior any man h>'- iJ'.dn't open his i".a>! planning to go into a hospital: more than half of all U.S. regis- (iniy (,ne in K>ur American tered nurses are under 40. ..ns follows the samo camr as A dvilkalion can bfi jud . r--s iaiher. Ihe highest pern-nt- by how much paper it useT- 8,u - --ill.1— is in the professional ,• and for what purposes. America s''<-<»]-, including ck'Cturs and : consumes more than seven mil- niuym. i u 'on ' ons °f newsprint annually, 'and last year it used 287,756 11 has been i.-jiir.ated that the ; tons of facial tissues—9 figure a'.'.-rage perxm learns ai a rate' nul to t* sneezed at. '•'• only ab«>ut in per cent of .his: Every office worker owes a I debt to Turkey. The reason: the 1 first coffee break originated in Istanbul in the 16th century. ! The coffee house, or cafe, also 1 started there. Quotable notables: "Do not i pay any attention to the rules i other people make. They make them for their own protection, and to bell with them."—Wil! Uam Saroyan. Lake Charles American Press S X.1 V SEVENTH YEAR I.'.M .'.t-k Da,- ana Sundoy Morning* MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS ely to Ihe use tor repgbllcolion o» all th« *cii 05 oil AP new» dijpotchej. Phone HE 5278) - SUBSCRIPTION" irrier Ptr V.ctk and Sunday P'-r Year SI7.W; bci'l' feor 57.BO. A.I! 'j:r,tr mail per ywr By Carrier P«r Ywr 523 40 Cameron and Jetlenon Davis partahe*. Per Year 110.00; Sunday Orily DIXON'S DIXIE Touchy Subject Illl I'm Getting Hungry" PEARSON SAYS Miller Wants VP Spot By KENNETH L. DIXON WEST LAKE - There seems to be a great furor in San Fran-' cisco today as to whether Barry Goldwaler is an extremist. I wouldn't hazard an opinion on that score because I don't know him that well personally, and I have long since quit judging men solely on the basis of the public statements they make in order to get elected. Few people outside Alabama, for example, know that Governor George Wallace of that state went down in defeat when he campaigned as a moderate. It was not until he donned the cape of an extremist that he was elected — and his close friends tell me that he is basically a moderate at heart today. So I wouldn't attempt to judge Barry Goldwafer. But this I do know: His avowed candidacy for the Presidency has aroused opposing waves of extremism across the country, the like of which I have never seen — even in the days of the late Franklin D. Roosevelt. And I was born and bred on politics. To employ a couple of cliches, my mother was a rock- ribbed Republican and my father was a dy?d-in-fhe w o o 1 Democrat, and 1 have seen them drive six miles in team and buggy to cancel out one another's votes on election day. So I am no neophyte to extremism in politics. But this is something new, even to me. There is no middle ground with people across the country as far as Barry Goldwater is concerned. And it doesn't matter if they're Republicans or Democrats. They are either completely and wholeheartedly for him — By DREW PEARSON (Copyright, 1964, by Bell- McClure Syndicate) SAN FRANCISCO - DEMO- crats are literally licking their chops with glee over the prospect that Chairman Bill Miller of the Republican National Committee will be vice presidential nominee. They figure that few other Republicans, with the exception of Jimmy Hoffa, would he such a drag on the GOP ticket — for three reasons: 1. Miller, a New York state congressman, twice conspired with Southern Dixiecrats in the most high-handed manner to block civil rights bills. His nomination, along with Goldwater, would make an all-lily-w h i t e Republican ticket. 2. Miller is a Roman Cafholic who received a $500 campaign contribution from the head of the Catholic lobby for voting money to the Catholic Church in the Philippines. And while the backbone of the Democratic party is b i g city Catholics, both Catholics and Protestants frown on a n y paid Catholic lobby. 3. Miller's nomination would soften the sting of the Bobby Baker scandal. For Miller has pulled some interesting influence deals himself. Even while busy preparing for the Republican convention, Miller was not too busy to look out for the jukebox interests on Capitol Hill. • >r • THE JUKEBOX MANUFAC- turers have been trying to block a bill that would force them to pay royalties to the composers of music played on their ma- chinos. And (hough he's one of t li e busiest Republicans on Capitol Hill, Miller was always able to break away to attend hearings on this obscure bill. Behind the scenes, he also collaborated with (lie jukebox people on strategy to block the bill. He was in particular close touch with Wurlitzcr, one of t he- big four jukebox manufacturers. On the eve »f the Cleveland Governors' Conference, for instance, A. D. Palmer, a Wurlitzer public relations man, phoned Miller and asked him to write a letter to the House Rules Committee about the bill. Miller was in the thick of the presidential politicking that pre- I ceded the governors' conference, j but he took time out to write a strong letter to the rules committee. Farny Wurlitzer, the grand old man of the music box business, acknowledged to Jack Anderson that he has been a big contributor to the Republican party. He has also donated $800 to Miller's own campaign every time the New Youk congressman has run for re-election. * * * MILLER GOT HJS $500 CAM- paign contribution from Catholic lobbyist John O'Donnell, who lobbied a $73,000,000 appropriation through Congress for the benefit of individuals and Catholic churches in the Philippines. The bill was opposed by the Senate, but bi-partisan strength in fhe House was too strong, and, thanks to Miller and Speaker John McCormack of Boston, whose nephew gol a $1,000 campaign contribution, the $73,000,000 bonanza passed. Most damaging backstage fact in Ihe life of the would-be vice president is how he sabotaged the civil rights bill in IflSfi. Miller had signed his name to the bill, but suddenly got up mi the House floor and moved to shelve the bill which he had sponsored. In a voice choked with emotion, he proclaimed: "I make this motion in utter sincerity because I arn profoundly <• o n- vinced that this legislation in its present form will destroy more civil liberties and civil rights than it will ever protect." That ended the civil rights bill for that year. But what the public didn't know was that Miller had worked out a deal with Bill Calmer of Mississippi and Howard Smith of Virginia, both on (he powerful rules committee, that in return for killing civil rights, they would bottle up the Niagara Falls power bill. THIS WAS A BILL TO TURN Niagara power over to public, 1 not private development. Miller has long been the champion of the private utilities. So he sold out human rights lor private ulil- | ity rights, through the two Dix- iecrat members of the rules committee. Next year, 1957, Miller did somewhat the same thing by introducing a hamstringing amendment in the ju d i ciary committee. Later in 1961 he refused to support the civil rights bill until fellow Republicans practically hog-tied him, told him that it would be suicide if the national chairman did not back it. That's why Democrats are so gleeful over the prospect of Bill Miller's No. 2 spot nomination. * * » WISCONSIN CONGRESSMAN Melvin Laird has made such a hit as platform chairman that conservative congressional c o 1- leagues have already started plotting to throw out House Republican leader Charlie Halleck next year and put Laird in his place. Ironically, Halleck led a rebellion of young turks in 1958 to oust kindly old Congressman Joe Martin as GOP leader. Now a new generation of young turks wants to get rid of Halleck, and they think Laird is (heir man of the hour. Kentucky Sen. Thrustou Morion forgets his chivalry whenever anyone mentions Sen. Margaret Chase Smith. The lady from Maine has been a hairpin hi his side in the Senate, and now Morton is doing ( his best to belittle her dainty, i feminine boomlet for president. | He is convinced she really has i her sights set on the vice presi- 1 dential nomination, an honor he ; would like for himself. ! Fuming, he snorted to friends in San Francisco: "Three people will be nominated for presi- , dent — Goldwa'.er, Scranton, I and that G- D— Margaret ! Chase Smith. Gov. William Scranton, Gov, Nelson Rockefeller, Henry Cabot Lodge, Sen. Hugh Scott, and their aides have been holding round - the-clock sessions in a hideaway in the St. Francis Hotel, in a desperate effort to come up with a strategy that I will stop Goldwater. . . . i The TV networks are peeved I at the Republicans for forcing I them to buy $500-a-plate tickets ' to get their men into Sunday night's fund-raising gala. or they are totally and un- equivocably against him. And they all ara extremely vocal in their extremist points of view. Furthermore, it is amazing to note how many families and close friends have divided, politically speaking, on the Goldwaler question. In many homes I know, the subject has actually been declared taboo because of the emotions it arouses. They simply won't talk about it any more. And somrf --^\s with good reason. I know of !wo young people, for instance, • -rely of voting age, who mo,'ed out of their homes because of disputes with one or both </f their parents about Barry Goldwater. And this is going on all over the land. I've only visited slightly less than half the stales in the last three months, but I found it true wherever I went. And my mail from other sections of the country has confirmed that it is happening there, too. Whether this is good or bad is for the philosophers and historians to say. Not me. I'm only a vagabond minstrel who composes ballads in prose about the places I've been and the people I've seen. But I will hazard a guess as to its result in the immediate future: If Barry Goldwater is nominated Republican candid a t e for President in San Francisco this week, you will see the most emotion-charged campaign this fall since William Jennings Bryan ran, with outstretched arms, on "The Cross of Gold." (Copyright, 1964, by United Feature Syndicate, Inc.) HARRIS SURVEY Barry's Problem By LOUIS HARRIS WASHINGTON - Sen. Barry Goldwater has a massive communications problem: on eight out of 10 key issues facing the country, the American people feel they are in sharp disagreement with the Arizona senator. In our most recent survey, voters representing a cross-sec-! tion of the United States were first asked where they think Goldwater stands on various domestic and foreign policy questions. They then were asked how they themselves felt about) the same issues. | Rarely has a man in such a commanding position for a ma- j jor party Presidential nomina-1 lion found his political positions —as understood by the public— lo be so diamelrically opposed! by Ihe voters themselves. j The key results: j —Majorities of (he voters be- \ lievc that in foreign policy matters Senator G o 1 d w a t c r is against the United Nations, favors dropping atom bombs in | Asia and wants to go to war i with Cuba. On each point, the' people disagree with their under- j standing of the senator's posi- j tion. | —Sizable majorities believe ! that in domestic affairs Sena-; tor Goldwater is opposed to us-1 ing federal power to enforce ! civil rights, wants lo sell Ihe i TVA to private interests, is op-' possed (o .Social Security, is \ i against medical care for the 1 aged under Social Security and wants to end farm subsidies. Again, most voters disagree, .with what they believe is the senator's position, i —Majorities of the public also i feel that Senator Goldwater fa-j vors cutt'n", federal spending and favors federal right-to-work laws. On these questions, most people are in agreement with the Arizona senator. The results, comparing t h e stands on foreign policy attributed to Goldwater with those views the same people expressed as their own: Foreign Policy Describe Describe Goldwater Own Position Position Pet. Pet. War on Cuba For 78 29 Against 22 71 A-bombs in Asia For 72 18 Against ... 28 R2 United Nations For 42 83 Against 58 17 It is apparent that large majorities of the public feel that Senator Goldwater favors t h e use of direct American military force in Cuha and the dropping of atomic bombs in Asia. On both counts, more than seven out of 10 people indicate their disagreement with what they believe the senator's views to be. People are less certain where Goldwater stands on the United Nations. For their own part, they make it abundantly clear they are behind the UN. fin seven domestic issues, the public finds itself in agreement with what they think to be the. senator's position in only two eases. Domestic Policy Describe Describe Goldwater Own Position Position Pet. Pet. Cut spending For 79 71 Against 21 29 Right-to-work laws LOOKING BACKWARD Fifty Years Ago (From the American Press of July 13, 1914) ..66 ...34 fi4 36 Charles Rice milling company at the head of Kirkman street When they are completed, as Unscramble these four Jumbles, one letter to each square, to form four ordinary words. Litter cleanup costs the tax; payers about half a billion •: dollars in 196-1. \Ve dump 20 million cubic yards of junk on 4 MONDAY, JULY 13, 1964, Lake Cborles American Press i our , ™* dw ? ys< cnough io covcr I a 3,000-mile highway between i New York and San Francisco a i foot deep in discarded cartons, paper cups, cans, bottles and assorted trash. "Many a presidential hopeful j who hears his country calling is a ventriloquist."—Arnold Glasow. It was Fred Allen who ob- ; served, "A conference is a gathering of important people who ; singly can do nothing, but to- I getner can decide that nothing I can be done," STLQE TAR.4L Entered oi LaV.e Charles Post OHIc« QJ Second Clas» Mall Matter Unoer Apt of Congre»> Marcti 2. MM FACS10 STIOED I S^. X V-; . '•• %> * x ^^' ^ •JHEV'RE AlWAV DRUKK 5'JT \ ! SV Dorothy Beatty will have as guests this week and the next Dorothy Mandeville of New Or- __ , leans, who will arrive tonight! they wilfbe by" the" middle of i and Lucy Perkins of Leesville, August, the big mill will be the who will arrive Thursday morn- most complete, as it is the larg- ' m §- est rice mill in the country. i Walter Hebert, Newton North, | Dri!] Jng for oil was com| Zan Vincent and Sam Lyons! P^? ed ""s morning on the I were among the visitors to Cal-! aolcun is of the Newton 0 i 1 ! casieu Lake yesterday. ! com Pa&y, with Homer Tyson, i An automobile trip to Calca-1 an ^'P 61 "* driller, in charge. ! sieu Lake yesterday was com-! Th ^ operations will be i posed of Alice Brogan, Clarice! Batched with interest by Lake ! Moss, Urline Lawton, Guy Moss i V harles People, as the bringing - and Lance Moss. The trip was m °f a fiel d immediately north I made in Guy Moss' car. , °{ ™ e city would be of incalcul- i Mrs. J. D. Tuten returned! able v «toe. home Saturday after a pleasant I if *ho niancTTT j- visit with her sister, tin. B. C.: -™* plans . of >. d «S citizens Print the SURPRISE ANSWER here Now arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, as suggested by the above cartoon. i Mrs. G. Mrs. 'make the trip home by auto, with Mr. and Mrs. Adams who will leave Ruston by next Tuesday. ftftnbqfr JsaMwPlNiR SYNOD ASYLUM GLUTEN Wli&tk«aMon (ate one eigfc- : Unusual repairs and better- I menu are now being installed in the big plant of the Lake rn -i o , ed , ah" 6S ,° f T ,f hf a r g V constructed. T, es f ruads the f? r(?ater Part would be surfaced with gravel. The CentrarTrades and Labor Council will hold an open , meeting tonight at Union Hall. Against Civil rights For 19 69 Against . . 81 31 Medicare For 22 57 Against 89 43 Sell TVA j For .... 73 y> ! Against 27 65 i Social Security I For 12 91 j Against . r i3 fi 'End farm subsidies i For 5fi 411 ; Against 44 &n Throughout 1964, Senator G°M- water's stands on these an.'. "•'••• er campaign issues have huvi a a matter of considerable contm- iversy. For example, the sena- llor has denied that he opposes ; the United Nations or want-- I'm: United States to pull out of it. He has also said that he \\r" '-= to sell only TVA's power f;r"'i- ties and not all of thns" '' • has maintained he is not -•;>posed to Social Security, i.-u wants to make it work better and that he is for medical care, ibut not under Social Security. I This survey attempted to "cut through the claims and counterclaims of just what the senator did or did not say by simply asking voters to describe where tbev think Goldwater does stand. Mistakenly or not, the public now thinks it is in wide disagreement with Senator Goldwater cm most of the leading issues of the day. i (Copyright 1964 By The Wash' ington Post Co.)

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