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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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Wednesday, July 15, 1964
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DALLAS, TEXAS Ltoitd Wire Service of Associated Press Lake Charies American Press . v u i ft y c. COMP. Warin Partly cloudy to <sWudy ftm • warm through TiitifsJty. ScM* 1: tcred afternoon and evening t thundershowers. low tonight 74. \, High Thursday 9f. Ltkei Very low STATE EDITION 5 CENTS LAKE CHARLES, LA., WEDNESDAY, JULY IS, 1964 38 PAGES NUMBER 25,761 LKtcrit R 35,76 Scranton's Platform Bid Defeated AS PORT CHIEF Groh Leaves Post Today The Port of Lake Charles has two directors today. Today marks the last day of out-going Port Director John H. Groh and the first day of the incoming Port Director Marvin Crowe. Groh, whose contract was not ROBERT BLANKENSHIP Current DeRidder Mayor 'Mayors Day' Is Scheduled At DeRidder DERIDDER (Spl.) - All of DeRidder's former mayors will be honored Thursday when the city celebrates "Mayors Day." Invitations have been extended to all former mayors and the descendants of the early mayors lo attend a special luncheon at the Civic Center in their honor. Photographs of all the mayors who have served since Ihe city's incorporalion in 1903 have been collecled and will be placed in the city hall. City Manager Bill Ritch, in charge of the city-wide observance, said that in addition to the honor guests, all city council members and presidents of civic clubs have been invited to attend the luncheon. The former mayors include George Heard, who served from 1903-1906; William Jasper Sailor, 1906-1909; Robert Jones, 19091910; J. M. Nichols, 1910-1912; E. F. Presley, 1912-1914; J. M. Cox, 1914-1916; C. C. Davis, 1916-1922; Nye Patterson, 19221926; W. R. Middieton, 1926-1934 (Mrs. Middlelon completed the remaining months of his term after his death I; F. M. Roberts, 1934-1940; C. R. Middieton, 1940-1946; A. L. Stewart, 19461954; John Woolen, 1954-1958; F. M. Roberts, 1958-1962 and the present mayor, Robert Blankenship. DeR i d d e r has had three forms of city government. The mayor-alderman form of government was in effect from 1903 to 1922 when it was changed to the commission council. In 1962 city voters ipproved a change to council-mtnager form of government. This Is SWIFT'S SHOE STORE Big Sunnier CLEARANCE SALE SALE STARTS THURSDAY, JtfLY 1BTH SPECIAL, GROUP Women's Trim-fred Stack Heels and High $eels, Values Up To $12.00, Jfcw . . $4.99 SPECIAL. CROUP Men's Rand AB{ Rand-Crait Shoes, Values Up To $19.00. Now $6.00 All Flats And Italian Summer Sandals. Values Up> To $8.00, Now $2.19 And $3.99 Girls' PolJ Parm White Bone And Nude Dre«s Shoes. Values To $8.00, low $2.99 and $3.99. Bays' Black Aid White Two- Tones, Values To $7.00, Now $3.99 SWIFT'S SHOE STORE Grienwich Slopping City Highway 14 -r Lake Charles renewed by the board of port commissioners, went to work as usual this morning to put in his regular day's schedule before turning his back on the port job that was yanked from under him in a secret move. Crowe thus falls heir lo a job that is Ihe nerve center of the city's most important industry. He and Groh have met at least once to prepare for the changeover and neither showed any signs of ill feelings over the action by the dock board that juggled the $18,000 a year job between the two. Groh will not remain at the port in any capacity he said today. He told his successor of his decision several days ago. Tuesday he told Clyde Stephens, president of the dock board, of his decision to decline I h c board's offer to remain as director of Iraffic and general manager. While the port's success over Ihe past 10 and a half years has been marked by continued increase and tonnage and expansion, the future lies in Ihe hands of Crowe who leaves . the posl of executive director of I the Calcasieu Induslrial Board \ lo succeed Groh. Myslery surrounds Ihe board's a c t i a n concerning Groh's contract. Two reasons, "failing to cooperate with board members" and "insulting" certain board members, have been given in public meetings as the ! cause for the change. Groh denied that those were the reasons given him by the board, but did not say what the reasons were. In departing, Groh leaves behind a record of advancement at the port along with its steady growth. In 1953, when E. J. Christman was director of the port, he employed Groh as a traffic manager and three years later promoted him to the position of assistant port director al o n g with his original duties. Next step was that of general manager and director of traffic. That came in 1957 and in 1958 he was elevated to the porl directorship. In 1954 Ihe porl's general cargo tonnage was 386,853. It grew by the years, reaching the million-ton level in 1962 when 1,077,427 tons were handled by the port. Last year it again was in the m i 11 i o n-ton class, handling 1,053,565, and this year records put it in a position to pass Ihe million mark again. More lhan 600,000 Ions of gen- eial cargo have already been handled and the year is just at the half-way mark. Groh will remain in La k e Charles and open a specialized office as a transportation consultant, he said. He told Stephens and Crowe that he will be happy to serve Ihe port if Ihey desire his service in his field of transportation, traffic, lariff, and allied shipping aids between domestic and foreign ports. Thus under dual directors for j a day one era of the port ends ! while another begins. Rights Proviso Is Rejected By 897-409 Vote SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Republican Convention has soundly trounced three key planks by Gov. William W. Scranlon challenging the party platform 1'avorod by backers of Sen. Barry Goklwater. The critical roll-call vote of. 897 lo 40J), rejecting * Scranlon civijl rights THIRSTY TRAIL RIDER — A cowboy pauses for a tall, cool drink of water during this morning's trail ride from DeQuincy lo Sulphur to kickoff today's opening of the Louisiana Championship High School Rodeo. The trail riders were to stop north oi Sulphur for an outdoor feed, then continue inlo Sulphur for a parade at 6 p.m. Area Horsemen Participate n 1964 Rodeo Trai Rid es SULPHUR (Spl.) - Hundreds of area horsemen look part in trail rides leaving from Vinton and DeQuincy early this morning for Sulphur to'herald the opening of the 1964 Louisiana High School Championship Rodeo here tonight. The riders met up at "L o s t Lake" on Louisiana 27 for a real ranch-style dinner at noon Ihen proceeded inlo Sulphur where they were welcomed by city and parish officials. They are to take part in the big parade through downtown Sulphur at 6 p.m. The parade route will be from Later Closing Hours Set By DeRidder Shops DERIDDER (Spl.) - The De- Ridder Chamber of Commerce has announced a new program sponsored by its retail and wholesale merchants committee for stores to stay open until 8 p.m. each Thursday, slarling August 20. Chairman W. D. West of Ihe committee advised that a committee of Al Lewis, George Jouban, Clifford Bradley, R. M. Trout and Dean Burns is in charge of the arrangements. Lincoln and Huntington Streets south on Huntington lo Ash Streel where il will turn east then disband at the rodeo grounds on Willow Street. Leading Ihe parade will be Pam Lyons, sweetheart of the Louisiana Future Farmers Association. The state rodeo has been sponsored by the Sulphur FFA chapter since its beginning in 1950. The first performance ot the four-day rodeo will begin al 8 p.m. in the FFA Arena with the spectacular Grand Entry when over a hundred riders will maneuver their way through the inlricale enlry pattern. Rodeo events for boys will be bareback bronc riding, steer wrestling, cutting horse contest, tiedown calf roping and bull riding. Girls will vie in barrel racing, pole bending, cutting horse contest, breakaway roping and the queen contest. Judges for the state rodeo will be Ernest Cook of Sulphur and Billy Duhon of Lafayette. M. S. (Bud) Johnson of Vinton is arena director. Joe Bond of Vinton is rodeo secretary. Bill Duplessey of Winnsboru will announce the rodeo this year, Mrs. Ernest Cook and Mrs. Tom Nesmith of Sulphur CASH OUTLET STORE, INC. 826 Third Avenue NEW SHIPMENT Foil ond Winter Merchandise! Men'i Suits. Sportcoats, All Wtotner Coats, Etc. Loaies', Juniors, Sub-Teens' end Girls' Dresses. Coats, Shoes, Etc. Plenty ot Summer Merchandise Priced to Move! — Save Up To 70% — Cn Na.-re Brand Merchandise! Use Our Lay-Away plan! Beginning Tomorrow.. LOVE'S famous semi-annuaJ CLEARANCE! Entire stock of famous SUMMER SUITS ... spon coals, sport shirts, straw hats, and summer shoes. 1 see the big ad in sports section) Continental Strike Talks Deadlocked I By WAYNK OWENS no progress made towards the \ On June 11, a50 workers at i settlement of the basic issue. the Continental Oi! Co. facilities j George Baukman, Local Wii; i here began a strike which ob-1 president, said the union offered servers close to the scene pre- j the company a proposal in the ;dieted would be the longest and'afternoon session that would most costly strike in Calcasieu I have allowed the company im- Parish history. mediate flexibility in work as- The early prediction is ap-1 signments in the mechanical de- parentiy being borne out as two , partment. meetings between Teamster Un- j The proposal a!..o included a ion Local GfilJ and Continental j method for working out flexi- ofiieials Juesdav tailed to bring bility in the operational depart- about any progress towards a ment over a one year period sett ement. with tne option of cance | ing ttie Flexibility i;i working assign- j contract at the end of the ments has been the major item jf satisfactory in dispute with neither side'" showing any inclination to concede ground on the issue. Sloan G. Springfield, the federal mediator who was instrumental stri Co. been ings nv year progress was not being made, Baukman said. Baukman said the cornpam reaffirmed its position of demanding nothing short ot total flexibility and rejected the pro- will be timekeepers; and Kick Young and Antelope Lester will be the rodeo clowns. Producers will be Sulphur's own K i n n c y Brothers. Sulphur, tin 1 "Rodeo Capital of Beauregard To Ask State Aid i On Road Work : DERIDDFJl (Spl.) - The Beauregard Parish Police Jury, in regular session here Tuesday, a p p r o v c d seeking assistance from the state totaling $84,000 for various road projects in the parish. The jury will seek $30,000 immediately to be used for maintenance of roads and bridges. Al a later dale the jury will apply for $54,000 to be used for road surfacing and road projects on a parish-wide basis. The jury approved a bid of $5,100 for u motor grader from Hoyee Machinery Co. of Baton Rouge for Ward 2. Other bids approved w e r c $3.97 per cubic yard for 400 \arcls of washed gravel for Ward a from I-'. T. Moses of DeRidder: $1.55 per foot for surfacing 0,000 feet of roads in Ward 1 Iroin K. L. Rich Construction Co. of Jennings. The jury also announced that it will hear any complaints on lax asM-s.-.menls at the August II meeting. The civics and H.story classes from DeRiddi'i- High So h o o I summer class attended the jury meeting to observe the parish governing body River Hearing Is Rescheduled NKW OKLKANS (Al'i - The Little River hearing, scheduled by the Louisiana Stream Control Commission to be held in Alexandria on July 2.'j-24 has, been rescheduled tor Aug. iiO-21. It was postponed because J. I). Hair Jr., director of the Lou- i.-.iana Wild Life and Fisiierie.-, Louisiana," has its streets decorated with gaily colored flags, the store windows have been painted wilh traditional welcome signs and all is in readiness for the parade at. (i p.m. and the first rodeo perlonnance at fl p.m. At noon Thursday, contestants and their parent.; will be guests of city and parish officials al an informal picnic lunch. The meal will be spread under the picturesque live grounds at oak the city on Ihe Mikoyan Is New President Of Soviet Union MOSCOW (AIM •- On the recommendation of Premier Khru- i shchev, Leonid 1. Urc/hnev was relieved today of his posl as So' viet president and Anastas I. Mi i koyan was elected lo succeed \ him. : Khrushchev told a im-eling of the Supreme Soviet, the Soviet ! parliament, that Bre/lim-v is . needed for full-time work in the I | Communist party. . The party is the seat of real power in the Soviet Union and Hre/hncv is regarded as Khrushchev's heir-apparent Khrushchev said hi.' wanted "lo express my cordial gratitude to Leonid Jlyich Brezhnev for his fruitful work" as president. Brezhnev held the figurehead position for lour years. Mikoyan, who was relieved of his post as a lirst deputy premier, was wished succes; by Khrushchev. Mikoyan said in the crowded hall where JUi.-:--,ian t^ar^ once were crowned that "I will do n:y bf.-,t to ju.itity sour confidence, to fight, to work tor the victory ol coiniiiuiii-iin together with vou." Barry Coasting Toward Easy Victory Tonight SAN KKANCISCO (API-Sen. Harry Goldwaler loped toward the finish line today in his race for the Republican presidential nomination, so far ahead of (liiv. William W. Scranlon that he wasn't even winded. Goldwater's first-ballot vote strength passed the (100 level Tuesday, according to The Associated Press survey. By the lime Hie nominating roll is called tonight the Arizona senator could have many more. With li!>5 needed to nominate, Goldwater had 810 voles in Ihe AP poll compared with 168 for Scranton, his nearest challeng er The survey, based on primary election commitments, instructions, pledges and stated pref- lerenecs, showed this first-ballot | breakdown: Goldwater 810 Scranton Rockefeller , 109 Lodge Smilh Kavorile sons 112 Uncommitted 45 Goldwalcr's total included 118 committed by primary elections L'57 by convention instructions. CO personally pledged and 375 who favor him but are not com milted. None of Scranton's voles are pledged or bound. Goldwater forces looked for a Inilber increase today from the Wisconsin delegation, if it is released by Rep. John W. Byrnes, Ihe favorite son. Byrnes was expected to announce his decision at a caucus Ibis morning. Most of the :i() delegates are believed poised to jump on the Goldwater bandwagon. viso, pointed 1 peeled outcorr the delegates on whom Hi , their presidoi There was n three hours ot t! Tuesday night was a preview nation clash. keyed his camp to contrasting Republicanism' conservatism. In carrying I floor motions platform's civi denounce allc and to reaffirn sole control ov pons, lite Pe appealing to th last resort and cgates would s A Scranton called this a cc ; of the Hepubli . But his 2-1 came by about / as his earlier t . man commilt . the platform 1 ( The conven uncounted stz n Scranton plan 8 and atomic 9 threw out i 4 planks offerc 0 Gov. George 2 rights and ex 5 Scranton tro ] lost artillery s platform figh tary of State C 5 sponsored the . New York s Speaker launched the ;1 sion. e Despite the .. there was litt , moment the r •- had the votes. n dily was a si t amendment ol cl promising "at i- local and priv nale discrimir nvard the ex- e today when vote directly cy want for/ tial nomine^,. ) doubl during :bate and voting .hat the contest af today's nomi- Scranton has aigu right along his "moderate with Geldwater ) the convention to broaden the rights plank, to [jed extremism i the president's er nuclear wea- nsylvanian was ! parly's court of hoping some del- vitch to him. spokesman had ntest for the sou) :an party. roll-call defeat the same margin elback in Ihe 100- e which drafted ist week. :ion rejected by nding votes the ;s on extremism control. 11 also i similar voting' d by Michigan Romney on civil remism. ted out his heav- for his lasl-dilch . Former Secre- irLstian A. llerter nuclear provision. State Assembly Joseph Carlino civil rights provi- spirited debate, e doubt from the 11 call began who Also downed ban- mpler eivil rights 'ered by Romney, lion at the state, te levels lo elimi- ation." TO LOCAL UNIONS Three Contract Proposals Issued Still withoijl contract are the Roofers Union offers Local Local 76 and Painters Union 783. The roofersj are meeting today with AUC officials and Sloan Three more unions belonging lo the striking Lake Charles Building and Trades Council have reportedly received eon- tract proposals from the Asso- laled (leneral Contractors. The membership of the three; Springfield oil the federal medi- unions will vote on the proposals alion service. lonight or tomorrow night leav-, T he'construction unions began ing only two unions without a| strjkinf , My \ A at the expiration proposal. All three unions are ;(jf (heir wort j t . onlracts with 17 expected to ratify the three-year C01llractors Llonging to k t h e work pacts. '> \(',C ' Teamsters bjcal 969 will vote ' ', .,,,, ' . tonight on a contract which as-i . ' !« A( ' L «f"P °>' s 9rj Rf r cent .sislanl business agent Leroy Co- <> llle consl ud '°" tt ' orkers ln 1 the area Five uniors have previously accepted three-year contracts 'a pretty fair .S A I. K t'S $5 ami $]') 'UK STYLK 'd k/ut, V SHOP meaux termed proposal. 1 ' Carpenters Local 953 is also reported lo have received a contract oiler which is expected tu be presented to the membership in a meeting tonight. I Jon (iilbert, business agent tor the carpenters, continued the meeting toniyiit but said he would have no coniint'iil until tomorrow. Tin- thud union receiving a propo.-,al was Pile Drivers Local 247. Its membership will vole i in the proposal Thursday Pickets wil construction have signed with substantial wage increases i remain up on AGC sites until all unions work agreements Over 500 wjorkers are affected bv the strike.; K(|)R SALE Kambjler Station Wagon A r|c''jr.a-:ianed ; '.c^t I'easonatKe cosh ort-r HLBEH OIL \:;4 I Broad Stretl mai in seining a weex long ke at the Cities Service Oi facilities here in May, has >n in at'.endoir.e at the meets betwten ur.ion and compa- officials ' u e s d a y , Spring! leki said re had been a lot of talk but Sen,; Annual C L E A R A N C K fine n.e/ io:f , . ir.ort cienci. j-5 'ids. to iJO ,orei 1 r\r\ ft'ppta crta; , .. YARD 1 .vAJ i varas «L Ducron i 1 C\r\ Ctlon ...•,- ;• . a , 1 .UU OLPE'.S S 2U AM-8:30 KM posai. No new meeting;' baween the company and union are scheduled. Baukman -aid the uuior stands ready to meet with u,<- company at any time in an el- fort to settle the .strike. ¥ ft E K 220 Volt Wiring w>n~> tr.e pyrcrmr-e ot Q 17,000 eru V.ESTlUCHOuit AIR CONDITIONER ^i'-,- t, ol tr.tif o:, :i ,e:: CITY SALES & SEKY1CK t~f r - jiT-i. v ;t/l( j •••• " • 'Jomrnissio/i and chairman of t!u Loui.-ia/ia Stream Control f.'oin- rms.-5.-jn. will be out of state on •ornniisMoM bu.->ii'ie.-i:-j '[ H ', .''•' '.'/. PT.-M Yj\C : !':v n.i. VMM; s M.K ' .J--, •':'*'-• '.l-Ji ! f ..K-dU/ -%:3j°: S 1 -,.. '^,lVfc"'/ii.-V,r • .: ^r.u ,..!••; H.'^n,r :.-.!, Io-(.u:.un4 f ' ^ - * f: \,-,Li.., ' J C'.il'if i' •:•.:>.' B. : ', : \ \ ll'll All'-( 'OlMijI I'J'.f) .--I'KCi \L .V.'!") 'j"i iinUHcd .n ./ilVMK.S ,'UOBH Si-.!(Vl''K CKNTKH , c ..•'. 41 j 7.S/J Lfr f ( i~t. I.'G LA!.E T • ,:••} fr.,". t--. P.M, r. :>:H'., s.vfcATEfc^ 3 4^ 93c :. • • o • 'fc . . 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