The Daily Review from Morgan City, Louisiana on June 30, 1983 · 14
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Morgan City, Louisiana
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Thursday, June 30, 1983
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PACE 14, The Dally Review, Morgan City, U, Thursday, June 30, 1963 ontractor In Default K'unilnuedfruin Paii l project wan aaitigned lu good nub-contractor iiwtead of having to call in the bonding company. Hayen agreed, but taid he wanted the council to be aware that the project could not be assigned to a nub-contractor without first having city council concurrence. Wilfred Harry of Simmons Barry and AKHooiulcM, project engineer, mud, "Krom day one the contractor h;i born alow." He xaid it lxk four to five month for the contractor to get up to the 20-mun work force he now has Before agreeing to accept Hayen' recommendations, councilman Allen Templet asked, "How In the world did we get involved with such peo Treen, Freeman Feud Over Office Budget BATON ROl'GE.La.tUPIi-The need to maintain essential state services forced budget cuts in the lieutenant governor's office, not a political feud or a personal clash between the governor and Lt. Gov. Bobby Freeman, Gov. Dave Treen said Wednesday. An angry Freeman lashed out at Treen earlier in the day. saying a budget veto threat by Treen meant there was "no further chance" of cooperation between the two state officials. Freeman also threatened to take the governor to court if Treen vetoes a recommended $545,544 budget for the lieutenant governor's office. "I don't want to say war is declared, but I will say this I think by his actions there's no further chance. I think, of any cooperation Gerald P. Breaux Last Rites Told Gerald Paul Breaux. 56. a resident of Fort Worth and a native of Morgan City, died Wednesday in Fort Worth. He is survived by his wife. Evelyn Harrell Breaux of Fort Worth; three sons, Paul Breaux, Fred Breaux and Louis Breaux. all of Fort Worth; three daughters. Ellen Breaux and Carole Breaux of Fort Worth, and Mrs. Mary Forbes of Dallas; a brother, Norman Breaux of Morgan City; four sisters. Mrs. Catherine Dilsaver and Mrs. Evelyn Elverum, both of Morgan City, Mrs. Marion Keller of Lafayette, and Mrs. Vivian Fleckenstein of Oil City. Pa . Services will be held in Fort Worth from the St. Andrew's Catholic Church and the Harveson & Cole Funeral Home on Saturday. Economy Rebounding (Continued from Page I ) interest rates means, economist Michael Sumichrast said of the industry's projection for late this year. "We will have a strong two months, possibly three months. But I think after that it will taper off." Sumichrast is chief economist of the National Association of Home Builders. Retaining his characteristic op- Weston Landry Burial Friday Weston Anthony Landry, 84, died Wednesday at 5 p.m. at Lakewood Hospital in Morgan City. He was a resident of Berwick and a native of Morgan City. He is survived by his wife, Althea Cortez Landry or Berwick; three daughters, Mrs. Wilson (Doris Mae) Thibodeaux and Mrs. Milton (Selma Tediet Fabre Sr.. both of Berwick, and Mrs. Tonny (Alice) Jostandt of Houston; 15 grandchildren and 16 greatgrandchildren. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. today at Twin City Funeral Home in Morgan City. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Stephen's Catholic Church in Berwick. Interment will follow in the Berwick Mausoleum. Twin City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Independence Day July 4 Will Mark the Beginning of a Detailed, Five-Part Series on the Proposed Home Rule Charter for St. Mary, Presented in a Language You Can Understand. WATCH FOR ITU ple?" Harry explained when the bids were received and Con Eng wan determined to be the lowest, they were checked out and all reports from other companies and municipalities indicated that the assigned work had been performed satisfactorily, In addition. S.J. "Slick" Morell, city administrative assistant, noted the contractor did furnish the 100 percent surety bond required and undoubtedly the contractor had been checked out by the bonding company. Although the city had no reason to reject the original Con Eng bid, Barry said the city would be "justified in denying them from bidding on future work." whatsoever," Freeman said. "I'm certainly not going to continue cooperating with a man who threatens me and my employees." But Treen said a shortfall in state revenues forced budgets to be cut in all state departments, and that the reductions in Freeman's office were among those necessary to maintain essential public services. "This is a budget problem, shared throughout state government," Treen said. "It is not a Democrat-Republican conflict, nor Is it a personal problem between myself and the lieutenant governor." Treen had recommended $411,907 to fund Freeman's office in 1983-1984. But the Senate Finance Committee added $133,637 to prevent Freeman from having to lay off any employees. The money was added in a manner that would prohibit Treen from vetoing the additional funding without blocking the entire appropriation for Freeman's office. The proposed budget has not been approved by the Legislature, and the amount of money for the lieutenant governor's office still could be altered by lawmakers through amendment. Freeman, who said Treen had contacted him on the matter only by mail, argued budget cuts this year and last had reduced money for his office by 27.8 percent. Freeman said the cuts would force him to lay off 6 of his 15 employees. By eliminating the lieutenant governor's funding, Treen unconstitutionally would abolish a state department, Freeman said. He denied statements that Treen legally could use money from the governor's office to pay Freeman's salary, but not fund the rest of the office. timism, Treasury Secretary Donald Regan said Wednesday, "We expect the prime rate to be down lower than it is today by the end of the year. By how much I know not." But he said the administration, in revising its economic assumptions to reflect a stronger recovery, does not see a similar improvement for the unemployment rate. The latest White House estimate is for the rate to be 9.75 percent by the end of the year, almost the same as the previous 9.8 percent estimate prepared in early April. Early Wednesday the Commerce Department measured the advance of the sensitive composite index of leading economic indicators to be 1.2 percent in May. Although that is the weakest of the first five months of the year, it still suggests a strengthening economic recovery in the next several months. The strongest of the eleven indicators was that for new business formation. The biggest negative influence was a slowdown in price increases for recovery-sensitive raw materials. On Wall Street, despite last-minute selling, the stock market was able to post a small gain although concern about higher interest rates kept a damper on activity. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 4.61 to close at 1,213.84. The Dow had plunged 20.24 Tuesday, its worst setback since May 2. Morell added the contractor would have difficulty getting bonded after the project was completed. The motion to place the contractor in default and assess liquidated damages from May IS until completion for work on the two gas regulator stations and to notify the surety company that work is not progressing satisfactorily on the gas line replacement, causing the city possibly to take other action, was offered by Greg Hamer, seconded by Templet and passed without opposition, In other action at the special meeting the council: discussed damage to Justa Street caused by various construction projects and agreed to ask the contractors involved for written statements regarding what corrections they plan to make and to have Mayor Cedric LaFleur meet with local police jurors to discuss the matter, took under advisement until the July 12 meeting possible changes in the fees charge ' for utility deposits and meter pant heard a ' ' presented by Hayes during a. .utive session on various suits involving the city. appointed Larry Bergeron as interim city secretary until Dec. 31. Bergeron is also assistant administrative assistant and will assume the position of administrative assistant on July 1, LaFleur said Bergeron would handle the city secretary duties without additional pay. VV.F. George Sr. Funeral Friday William Franklin George Sr., 72, died Wednesday in Lafayette. A resident of Berwick, he is surviv ed by three sons, Burl George and William F. George Jr., both of Marshall, Texas, and Charles George of San Antonio, Texas; three daughters, Mrs. John (Doris) Credeur of Berwick, Mrs. M.A. (Margaret) Turner of Houston and Mrs. Donald (Peggy) Francis of Hallsville, Texas. He is also survived by four sisters, Mary Lee Baker of Marshall, Texas, Nancy Lincolm of Covina, Calif., Barbara O'Bryle of Panama City, Fla., and Thelma Gradner of Tyler, Texas; four brothers, C.B. George Jr. of Waskam, Texas, Billy Joe George of Weatherford, Ok., Nathaniel George of Marshall, Texas, and Thomas George of Bossier City; 17 grandchildren and 18 greatgrandchildren. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Friday at Twin City Funeral Home in Morgan City. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Twin City Funeral Home chapel. Burial will follow in the Berwick Memorial Cemetery. Twin City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. ST. BERNADETTE PRESCHOOL St,. Bernadette Preschool registration Aug. 17, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., and Aug. 20, 9 a.m. to noon. No registration fee. Christian emphasis, Catholic setting. Certified teacher. Up-to-date materials, facility. $35 per month. Call David Roth, 395-2470. GOOD HOPE BUS TRIP Good Hope Baptist Church Traveling Club of Patterson sponsoring bus trip to Orlando, Fla. Call 395-2696. SEPARATED AND DIVORCED Support Group for Separated and Divorced Christians meeting Tuesday, July 5, 7:30 p.m. in Holy Cross Elementary faculty lounge, 2100 Cedar, MC, Andy Boudreaux to present "Building Relationship" workshop. BV KC MEETING Bayou Vista Knights of Columbus business meeting Wednesday, July 6, 7:30 p.m. at the council home. Meal will be served. ATCIIAFALAYA ARCHERY Atchafalaya Archery Club meeting Wednesday, July 6, 7 p.m. at the Berwick Branch Library. A film will be shown, MOOSE CALENDAR Friday, July 1: 6 p.m.-8 p.m., last crawfish boil of season. $5 per person "all you can eat." Lodge open until 1 1 p.m. HC CALENDAR Friday, July 1: 8:30a.m., Vacation Bible School; 8:30 a.m., Vacation With Jesus; 9:30 a.m., Come Lord Jesus meeting at 515 Belanger. PWP JULY CHRISTMAS Parents Without Partners adult members Christmas in July Saturday, July 16, 7 p.m., hosted by Dot Aucoin, 4200 Pharr St., Berwick. Bring $2 gift, snacks, drinks. $3 kitty. WHEEL jb HOUSE Jl .rm ; . in i " i CONSTRUCTION ON THE mrtn branch of First National Bank In Morgan City Is about 80-percent complete with the projected completion date let for late July. Work on the exterior of the building is nearly complete but construction has been temporarily delayed while workers await delivery of bronze Insulated reflective glass, The automatic teller machine, The Connexion, will be moved from its current location to a 'Fritz' Addresses Legislature BATON ROUGE, La. (UPI) Presidential hopeful Ernest "Fritz" Hollings urged Louisiana lawmakers to join his campaign and bring a southern spirit of restraint to Washington. Hollings spoke to a joint session of the Louisiana Legislature Wednesday and praised the state lawmakers for exercising restraint and balancing their budget. He said he did the same as governor of South Carolina and he blamed the country's problems on the inabili Job Discrimination Law Adopted by Lawmakers BATON ROUGE, La. (UPI) -Senators ignored the claims of one lawmaker that they were over-regulating small business and approved a proposal to match federal law and prohibit discrimination in employment. Sen. William Jefferson, D-New Orleans, said Wednesday the bill tracked federal law in banning job discrimination on the basis of sex, religion, race or national origin. "It is, if nothing else, a statement of policy by this state on how it stands on discrimination," Jefferson said. "It's up to the state to take some responsibility in this area. "We wouldn't have to say things like this if our state had not once gotten itself into the business of creating problems for people getting jobs because of their race." But Sen. Bill Dykes, D-Montpelier, complained the law would burden small businesses with unnecessary regulation. Dykes failed in an attempt to amend the proposal so it would apply only to businesses with 25 or more workers. "We ought to amend this bill to where it would be workable," he said, "to where people that had a small business could go about and do their business without all the complaints and criticisms and fines. "When you go to putting all the business people in jail, you're talking about some hard times." The proposal was amended to pro- Around Town Happy birthday wishes to Caesar Thorguson who is 79 today, love your wife Maggie and birthday wishes to PawPaw with love from all your grandchildren. . .Happy 19th birthday to Paige, with much love from your family. , .Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. John Frausto on the birth of your new baby boy, John Jr., born on Father's Day, weighing six pounds and 13 ounces. . .Linda keeping up with Jane Fonda. Good job! . Mr. .and Mrs. Terry J. Sons ( nee Sandra Barrilleaux) formerly of Morgan City, are the proud parents of a baby girl, Jessica Renee, born in Fort Walton General Hospital in Florida on June 28. She weighed in at eight pounds and 7" a ounces. Jessica's welcoming home committee consists of brothers Patrick. Brian and Thomas. . .Slim and Hilda Barrilleaux, who already have five grandsons, ecstatic about the birth of their first granddaughter. . .Happy second birthday to Kristopher Rogers, love Mom and Dad. , .TOPS losers of the week were Cindy Meeks and Carolyn Hebert, each with a two-pound loss. . .Happy birthday April Gaudet. Sorry I'm late. Shonet. . .Congratulations Steve and Annette Besse on the birth of your son, Leland Gail Besse, born Wednesday at Women's Hospital in Lafayette, weighing seven pounds and six ounces. . .Congratulations to Joey and Laura Smoorenburg on the birth of your first child, a baby girl born June 29. . .Happy birthday Bubba Gros on your fifth, from Nanny Sher-ryl. . .Thanks to my secret admirer for the beautiful compliment, with love, Dot Cortez. , ,. ty to bala nee the federa 1 budget, "You in Louisiana have learned that lesson and you are maintaining a high credit rating," he said. "We have yet to learn the lesson of controlling ourselves in Washington." The South Carolina senator and former governor said the United States could no longer afford adversary relationships in government. He urged liberals, conservatives, business, labor and educators to come together to solve the country's tect companies under an affirmative action plan from being sued for reverse discrimination. Sen. Armand Brinkhaus, D-Sunset, said it would prevent employers from being "squeezed" between requirements they hire minorities and legal action by whites denied jobs. But Jefferson claimed the amendment killed the effectiveness of the bill. The measure must be returned to the House of Representatives for consideration of the Senate amendments. About People WHO'S WHO?: Igor Cassini, who for years was a New York society columnist writing under the byline "Cholly Knickerbocker," has written his first novel "Pay the Price." "The story starts in Texas," he said, "and covers New York, Palm Beach, Europe. Basically it reproduces many of the events and experiences I have lived in my life." Cassini, whose brother Oleg courted Grace Kelly and married Gene Tierney, knew everybody in what he dubbed "the jet set," giving him an intriguing group on which to base his fictional characters. The discerning, he admitted, might recognize the main characters from real life. "I could have written this as a factual book," he said. "But I found when I wrote my memoirs I could not reveal everything I knew. You can't expose people's lives like that it's too cruel. In fiction, you can do it." NEW NAME: Broadway's Alvin Theater has been renamed the Neil Simon, in honor of the playwright whose "Brighton Beach Memoirs" is currently playing there. Simon and daughters Ellen and Nancy were on hand for the ceremonies Wednesday, as were Mayor Ed Koch, James M. Nederlander, whose organization owns the house, as well as Matthew Broderick, James Coco and Christopher Plummer. There isn't any Mr. Alvin who has been robbed of a theater in his name. The Alvin was named after producers Alex Aarons and Vinton Freeley, Stars playing there ranged from George M. Cohan, Mary Martin and Charles Boyer to Helen Hayes and Helen Menken in "Mary of Scotland, Ingrld Bergman in "Joan of Lorraine," Andy Griffith in "No Time for Sergeants" and Henry Fonda in "Mr. Roberts." GLIMPSES: George Kennedy has written his first novel, "Murder on Location," published by Avon. . .Anthony Quinn is starring in the musical "Zorba" at the Los Angeles Music Center's Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. . Ian McKellen has opened in a new play in London, Sean Mathias' "Cowardice," also starring Janet Suzman and Nigel Davenport. . .Andrea Marcovicci will play two of Charlie Chaplin's wives Lita Grey and Oona O'Neill - in Anthony Newley and Stanley Ralph's "Chaplin," that premieres in August as part of the Los Angeles Civic Light Off ra season. . . . I ,i ; -1 1 It' -l,5 Lnj I HI I 1 location Joining the addition next week, according to Carl Blum, project architect of Gulllory, Blum Ltd. Architects-Planners. Work continues on the Interior remodeling of the building. The project Involves a remodeling and reconstruction of the lobby area of the hank, with a seond floor to be added for office space. Tudor Construction of Alexandria is the project contractor. (Daily Review Photo) problems, He predicted continued deficit spending by Congress would push interest rates back up to 18 percent by early 1985. "Our nation is in trouble," he said, "We are mortgaging the future of our land." "He rejected arguments that the country never would regain the steel industry, auto production and other manufacturing prowess it once had. He said the U.S could do what the Japanese, Germans and other countries have done to develop manufacturing jobs. "You and I as a nation and groups of businesses, labor, agriculture and government have yet to join hands in a partnership to solve our problems," Hollings said in a speech to a joint session of the Louisiana Legislature, "If we don't do it soon, we are going to end up being the biggest banana republic on the face of this globe." Hollings was accompanied to the legislature by Jesse Bankston. chairman of the Louisiana Democratic Central Committee, and former Gov. Edwin Edwards, who is running for the office again. Now in Morgan City Stock Market Report Courtesy of Howard Weil Labouisse Friedrichs 384-7716 Inglewood Mall "Person To Person Service" Industries Up 4.71 Transportation up 4 21 Utilities up .65 Wed. Noon Clos. Clos. AT&T 63 't 63 Baker 19 J, 19 '4 Bethlehem Steel 23 j 23 1 , Cameron i 1, 21 1 j Chrysler 31', 32 1, Central La Energy 37 j Delta Airlines 42 J, 42 1, DRAVD 14 15 Dresser 21 t, 21 i. Eastern Airlines 11 1, El Paso 19 1, 19 Energy Reserve 417 4 s, Exxon 33 j4 34 Felmont 22 H 22 H First Mississippi 111, I)', Ford Motors 57 571, FreeportMcWoran 25 4 251, Galveston Houston 12 12 General Motors 721, 72', Getty Oil 69 s, 69 Global Marine 10 ', 10' t Halliburton 391, 391, Helmerick & Payne 23 ' 24 Holiday Inns 54', 54 s, Hughes Tools 20 ' 20 IBM 120 120' 1 KerrMcGM 36 3514 La. Lands, Expl. 301, 31 ', McDermott 22U 22' Mesa 151, 15', Mobil Oil 31 1 4 si s. Murphy Oil 30', 30 J4 NewparkRes. 7H 7'i Odeco J( 2 ' a Ogden 301, 30 J, Petrotane 141, 157, Phillips Petro. 34 34 '4 Pogo 25 '4 25 , Raymond I nt' I 241, 26 s Reading! Bates 15 1 it Republic Steel 21 H 21 ' Reynolds 331, 331, Rowan Drilling 13 j4 jt Schlumberger 52 a, 531, Sears 40,, 4, Sedco 41 1, 4,i, Shell Oil 49 4,1, Smith Int'l 25 j, 2SH Sonat 33,, 33, , Standard Oil 3(1, 3, j. Sun Oil 4,,, 4,,, Teiedyne 140,, ,42i4 Texaco 341, 341, Tidewater 27', 27 Twin Disc 20i, Mv, UNC Jl', 32 ' US Steel ,41, ,4, , Union Oil 3s 1, 347, United Res. 321, 32 14 Western Co. 1 OVER THE COUNTER These Interdealer quotations do not represent actual transactions that have taken place In a particular security. The quotations are gathered by the National Association of Security dealers from firms who maintain continuous markets and inventories In the securities. The quotations reflect what dealers are willing to pay to acquire the security (the "bid") and the price at which they are willing to trade the security among themselves (the "asked" price). Bid Ask Atwood 22 22 ' Avoca 93 9? Brent Petro. 2H 2' Oceaneerlng 10 II Olog 13 13 V, Sterling I", t

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