The Daily Review from Morgan City, Louisiana on May 13, 1965 · 1
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La . State Un ' v- . x . , Library (tficroi'i:-' Bat oil Itou T " MISS YOUR PAPER? H tou should fail to receive your paper be lure to call us at 458-8744 and a fresh copy will be dispatched to your door Immediately. Our number after 5 p.m. Is 459-2539. In Berwick call 459-2993. In Bayou Vista call 395-3206 and Patterson call 395-2128. In Amelia, call 631-2362 urLi MORGAN CITY, LA. -HOME OF SEAFOOD; GATEWAY OF THE OIL-RICH GULF COAST 8 PAGES MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS VOLUME 3, NUMBER 91 MORGAN CITY, LA., -SERVING ST. MARY PARISH SINCE 1872 THURSDAY, MAY 13, 1965 MASONIC MEET A BANQUET ANDconferral of the Master Masons Degree will be held at 6:30 tonight at the Masonic Temple on Second St. All Master Masons are cordially Invited to attend. HOLY CROSS PTO FATHER FIDELIS, O.F.M. Cursillo of the Lafayette Diocese, will be guest speaker at the Holy Cross PTO meeting tonight, 7:30, at the school cafetorium. The Reg-Ina Matrum award also will be bestowed and new officers will be installed. CCHS BAND CONCERT THE CENTRAL CATHOLIC High School band, under the direction of Richard Robic-heaux, will appear in concert Friday night, 7:30, in the air conditioned school cafetorium. There Is no admission charge. GIRL SCOUT LEADERS GIRL SCOUT LEADERS of Neighborhood 19 will meet Friday, 9 a.m., at the On-stead Hut. PIANO RECITAL MRS. JE ANTE VAN Suffelen wD.1 hold a piano recital Saturday, May 15, 7 p.m., in the main auditorium of First Baptist Church on Federal Ave. The public is cordially Invited. BERWICK BARBECUE THE BERWICK METHODIST Church will sponsor a barbecued chicken dinner Saturday, May 15, from .11 a.m. to 6 p.m., at Fellowship Hall. The meals may be enjoyed there or taken out to homes. Adult tickets are $1.25, children's, 75 cents. CHURCH SPEAKERS - BROTHER JESSE COPE-LAND and Brother Albert (Dad) Guidry of Lake Charles will be guest speakers for morning and evening services Sunday, May 16, at Twin City Full Gospel Church in Berwick. Pastor Oliver Kash Jr. Invites the public to attend. DANCE REVUE THE ANNUAL DANCE Revue by pupils of Hazel L. Smyly will be presented Sunday, May 16, 4 p.m., at the Paul Schreier Memorial Theatre of the municipal auditorium. SWHS PLAY THE DRAMA DEPARTMENT of Surapter Williams High School will present a one-act play, "Age Rebels" by Gertie Ahaxens, Thursday, 7:30 p.m. in the school gym. Admission: students, 15 cents; adults, 25 cents. 1 Around Town Mr. William W. Liddell's 85 - year - old grandmother. Mrs. Amy May of Montgo mery, Ala., going for a heli copter ride here. . .Mr. and Mrs. Adam Robicheaux happy over son Earl's progress in music. . J3erwlc kites Nina Guzzetta, "Coo Coo" Pies sala and Bill Plessala cele brating iheir birthdays today . . .ditto Morgan City Mayor Pro-Tern Harry S. Hover Sr. . . J?. J. Frost and Jimmy Beadle hunting armadillos early in the morning. . .Ruth Guzzetta calling about a Paul Geisler Memorial meeting on Friday. . Xlge Robslon, Zeke Mayon and Perry Angelloz reminding about an Important confab for the men's bowling association Friday at City Court Building. . .Billy Mayon calling the Review. . .Arthur Bergeron talking about paint . . Jierbie Stire serving do-nuts. MISS KAREN FORGEY, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Burl Forgey, is a candidate in the Miss Morgan City Beauty Pageant, scheduled for May 29, 7:30 p.m., at the Paul Schreier Memorial Theater. A 1963 graduate of Morgan City High School, she was a member of the Senior Hall of Fame, was named to the First Team of the All State Basketball Squad, was captain of the MCHS squad, and received the Guardofthe Year Award in St. Mary Parish. She is a 1965 graduate of Delgado Technical Institute, New Orleans, majoring in the field of data processing, As a student at Delgado, she was secretary of the student council for two years. The contestant is being sponsored by Mar-Vac Gulf, Inc. Browne!! Talks To Jury About Parish Morgan City Mayor C. R. Brownell appeared before the St. Mary Police Jury Wednesday to urge participation in a parish-wide sales tax. He asked the jury to expedite matters in securing authorization from the state legislature for a sales tax, noting that the municipalities and school board already have the authority. He voiced the hope that To Speak On Communism Here Tonight Cleon Skousen, ex-FBI agent and author of "The Naked Cor, munis t", will speak on Communism tonight at the Morgan CityHigh School gym at 7:30. The event is bein sponsored by P.WE. (Prepare A Vigilant Electorate) and general admission is $1. The St. Mary Parish Police Jury Waterways Committee has called a jo'nt meeting to-, night, 7:30, at City Court here with representatives of the five parish municipalities to formulate an official protest of the US Engineers' announcement of a proposed pumping plant on the Atcha-falaya River which would supply additonal water to areas west of here. Interested parties are invited to attend. Parish and municipal officials are strongly against such a plan, claiming that it would cause salt water intrusion here during low water stages. This would be especially serious at Morgan City where the municipality's water intake structure Is in Berwick Bay. Salt water intrusion here for any sustained period of time would probably necessitate the construction of a new intake structure at Lake Palourde. This, of course, would also necessitate a large-diameter water line from the lake to the bayslde plant, which would be iuite an expensive undertaking Jury 9 r. Sales Tax the police jury and school board would be willing to participate with .the municipalities in a parish -wide sales tax before the state enacts one, thus "diluting" the benefits to this area. The mayor pointed out that all of the other neighboring parishes in this section had already enacted their own sales tax and said That the municipalities in this par ish were in full agreement that some steps should be taken immediately. Louis Mahfouz, Ward 8 juror and chairman of the Legislative Committee, assured Brownell that his committee had been working on the mat ter with St. Mary Rep. Spen cer Todd who has promised to introduce a bill in the legislature asking that the pol ice jury be given the neces sary authority. It was the consensus of opinion by the jurors that all three bodies needed money and that a sales tax was the fairest way to obtain it. To Protest Water . Grab with the city taxpayers proba bly being asked to f oot the bilL Back In 1961 the US Engineers began a survey of the Teche - Vermilion - Mer-mentau Basins with regard to flood control, drainage, rice irrigation, and control of pollution and salt water intrusion on all streams and bayous in southwest Louisiana west of the West Atchafalaya Basin protection levee and south of the lattltude of Boyce. A public hearing on the matter was held in Lafayette on Dec. 13, 1961. The survey has been completed and the US Engineers this week mailed copies of the report to various public officials and news media. The notice stated that the government engineers were "partially favorable to the desired Improvements." The notice follows in part: "The reporting officers find that the most practicable plan of improvement to fulfill the desires of local Interests consists of: (a) a pumping plant on the Atchafalaya River with Rizzo Wins Jury Approval Of Patterson Health Site By BARBARA JOY Joseph Rizzo, veteran Ward 5 juror and senior citizen of Patterson, won a hard-fought battle Wednesday at the St. Mary Parish Police Jury meeting In Franklin when he finally obtained approval of a site for the proposed health unit In Patterson. Rizzo was so determined to secure the property on Park St. which he thought best suited for the location of the health unit, that he offered to pay the difference out of his own pocket if necessary or to even donate the land himself. The matter of a sufficiently large site for the health unit has held up construction of the unit that Rizzo has worked so long for. Originally intended for construction next to the parish library in Patterson, the property there was deemed not large enough by the state Department of Hospitals which claimed that there was not sufficient parking area and refused to give full approval of the health unit until another site had been obtained. The property that Rizzo hopes to secure is owned by Carl and Seymour Bauer and near Town Hall whose site ' was donated by the Bauetl family. Carl Bauer, in a letter to Rizzo, said that while he was not particularly interested in selling any more land in Patterson he would do so for the same price as land sold the Patterson Knights of Columbus $6,966. He also SEARCH EXPANDED FOR MISSING GIRL Search for a missing Patterson girl was expanded today as six deputies were assigned to conduct a careful search of the St. Mary Parish area from Calumet to Patterson, Sheriff Chester Baudoin has reported. The six officers will search both sides of the highway in the area described by the sheriff for Daisy Jones. He said an air search of the Patterson area was conducted Sunday afternoon shortly after the 18-year-old girl was reported missing by her parents. Baudoin said additional air searches of the area was not planned at this time until the ground search has been completed by his officers. an intitial capacity of 1,050 (cubic feet per second) and expansion to 1,300 cfs when needed; and (b) various conveyance channels, weirs, culverts, and other control structures. The plan will provide additional watar supply and prevent salt-water Intrusion in the Teche-Vermllion-Mer-mentau Basins. "They also find that additional Improvements in Char-enton Canal, a pumping station on Bayou Courtableau near Washington, Louisiana and levees at Midland and Ester-wood, are not economically justified for Federal participation at this time. "m accordance with law, the report Is being referred for review to the Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors in Washington, D. C. Interested parties may present written views on the report to the board. Statements submitted should not repeat material previously presented at public hearings held by the District or Division En ,noted that no final decision could be reached until ' Seymour Bauer returned from an out-of-town trip. , Ward 6 Juror Joseph C Russo said that since apparently no transaction could be made immediately, he was in favor of a delay during which time a cheaper piece of property might be obtained. "That land is as expensive as the land In Morgan City," Russo j quipped. Two other Ward 6 jurors, Michael Versen and Wilson Gautreaux, and Ward 8 Juror Louis Mahfouz also asked for a delay. Versen said that within less than a mile from the site proposed by Rizzo there was land available, 75 by 150-feet, costing $40 a front foot while the Bauer property, 82 by 134-feet was selling at $85 a front foot. Both he and Gautreaux maintained that it was simply good business to seek cheaper property and In a more un-congested area. Rizzo, however, insisted on an immediate vote, saying that the property was the best location for the health unit since it was located near Town - Hall, both schools and central ly located to other facilities. , " Ward 8 Juror Charles Bowman remarked that while he originally had wanted the health unit branch In Bayou Vista he had been informed by the "health people" that Patterson was the best location for the new building. He and E. G. Landry, Ward 7 juror, pointed out that Rizzo had been given authority by the jury to seek a new location and the the jurors should accept his advice. However, Gautreaux moved that Rizzo's motion be tabled and that a delay be granted as recommended by the Health Committee. On a role call vote Gau-treaux's motion was defeated 9 to 6. Voting to table the motion were Gautreaux, Berlin Hebert, Ward 1; Lawrence Michel, Ward 6; Russo, Mahfouz and Versen. Before voting on Rizzo's motion to purchase the property, Michel made sure that the vote was applicable only if the state approved the site, which Rizzo claimed was in the process of being approved. The jurors then voted 14 to 1 to approve the purchase. The dissenting voter was Versen. gineers, or contained in their reports, as this information is already available to the board. Information submitted should be new, specific in nature, and bear directly on the findings in the report. "Written communications should be mailed to the Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors, Washington, D. C 20315, in time to reach the Board by 4 June 1965. If extension of this date is considered necessary, written request stating reasons and additional time desired should be mailed to the board soon after the receipt of this notice. "Information furnished by mail is considered just as carefully by the board and bears the same weight as that furnished at public hearings; therefore, hearings will be held only when found to be in the public interest. Requests for a hearing should be fully supported by reasons why the new material cannot be submitted just as effectively by mall as at a hearing. "Copies of information re GROUNDBREAKING Norman H. Breaux, president of Citizens Bank is shown atop a tractor at groundbreaking ceremonies this morning at the site of the bank's Brashear Branch at Ninth St. and Brashear Ave. The first spade of dirt was turned by John Cutrone, chairman of the board of directors. The event was attended by other bank and city officials. (Daily Review photo) Presbyterian Hold Annual Jury Okays Versen Plan For Locks In regular session Wednesday morning in Franklin the St. Mary Parish Police Jury approved a resolution by Ward 6 Juror Michael Versen for the establishment of flood gates at Wax Lake Outlet. The resolution will be pre sented to the state legisla ture for final approval and possible federal assistance. The proposed gates would be placed at the junction of In-tracoastal Canal and Wax Lake Outlet. Versen said that they would help to provide fresh water, for both industrial and residential use and help solve the problem of salt water intrusion. The parish governing body also adopted a resolution endorsing the City of Morgan City's request for a divider between the four-lane highway in Morgan City, extending to the Greenwood overpass. In other matters the jurors received paving bids for Water Plant Road and South Road in Berwick and then referred them to the Road Committee. Three bids were received for South Road: J. B. Talley, St. Martlnville, $276,522.57; Le Blanc Bros., Baton Rouge, $288,918.77; and Larry Doi-ron, Morgan City, $315,47L02. Talley also bid on the paving for Water Plant Road in the amount of $37,264.22 while Doiron submitted a bid of $39,215.74. Plana ceived by mail will not be furnished to other parties. However, such information will be regarded as public information, unless otherwise requested, and may be in spected and notations made therefrom by other interested parties, in the office of the board. "The board will not take final action on the report until after expiration of this notice, or any extension thereof that may be granted, and full consideration of all information submitted in response thereto. Should the board not be con vinced of the soundness of the recommendations in the report, notice to that effect will be mailed to all known interested parties Inviting their views and comments prior to final action." Further information maybe obtained from I District Engineer U. S. Army Engineer Dis trict, New Orleans Foot of Prytanla Street New urleans, Louisiana 7015C. tad Women To Celebration The" Women of Atkinson Memorial Presbyterian Church will hold their annual birthday party at their general meeting : tonight at 7:30 p.m. An interesting program has been planned. The birthday offering this year will go to the Taejon Presbyterian College, Taejon, Korea and to the Pres byterian Medical Center, Chonju. Mrs. Caurmle Smith, the birihday interpreter, will be guest speaker and will bring firsthand information as well as a film on the two birthday objectives. All Presbyterian women are urged to attend and celebrate this occasion, a spokesman said. Store Here Buglarized Investigation of a breaking and entering of Egtes store, 1301 Front Street, Morgan City, was underway early to day by Morgan City Police officers. The burglary was discovered about 5:50 a.m. today by the owner of the grocery j when he opened xor business. ' Investigating officers reported entry to the building was gained by removing an air conditioning unit from a window. K was reported that only $L50 was missing from the cash register. There Is no evidence of any other theft, officers declared. Our World Today FROM THE WIRES OF ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) - The administration's $1.5-billion ant 1 poverty bill was approved by the House Education and Labor Committee today over Republican protests of rush tactics. NEW YORK (AP) - Robert Glenn Thompson, DO, the former Air Force enlistod man who confessed to spying for Russia fcr six years, was sentenced today to ?0 years in prison. BONN. Germany (AP) - West Germany officially announced today the establishment of diplomatic relations with IsraeL Syria, Saudi Arabia and Iraq have broken off diplomatic relations with West Germany in retaliation. MOSCOW (AP) - The Soviet spacecraft Lunik 5 hit the moon Wednesday night but apparently failed to make the expected soft landing that would have put the Soviet Union at least four months ahead of the United States in the lunar race. LONDON (AP) - Foreign ministers of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization headed home a day early today after averting an open split over American action in Viet Nam and the Dominican Republic. SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) - Heavy contact with a Viet Cong battalion developed today near the Mekong River delta town of Bac Lieu. Latest report said 1 6 South Vietnamese soldiers and one American had been wounded. Sixteen Viet Cong were reported killed ard 10 Communist weapons captured. IAC Unit Will Be Combat Engineers BATON ROUGE (AF) -Gov. John McKeithen has approved a proposed plan for re-aligning Louisiana's National Guard and Army Reserve into a single Army Reserve force. McKeithen also released Wednesday a list of proposed new units and their locations under the state plan, pending the outcome of congressional action on the national merger plan. If Congress approves combining the units nationwide, and the National Guard Bureau okays the state plan, it would be put into effect in September. The realignment calls for a reduction of the present 130 guard and reserve units to 87, and officer and enlisted personell from 10,398 to 9,-030. Under the merger plan the Louisiana Army National Guard has been allotted two Independent brigades- an engineer brigade and a COSTAR brigade- with primary missions of combat support. CO-STAR means "Combat Service to the Army." It has also been allotted a transportation group, artillery group, military police battalion, signal battalion and numerous medicalunlts.lt retains the present guard special forces, army band and aviation units. From the army reserve the guard will pick up the USAR schools, and Army terminal, staging station, reception station, Judge Advocate and other specialized units. The realignment will eliminate the guard's 39th Infantry Division and the reserve's Transportation Terminal Command, 95th Training Regiment and Army garrisons In Baton Rouge and Shre report. The historic 141st Artillery (Washington) Artillery will be retained and the continuity of (Continued on Page 8; OBITUARY WILLIAM KREIDER See page 8 South Louisiana: Partly cloudy and warm through Friday with thundershowers affecting about 50 per cent of the area Friday. Highest this afternoon and Friday 84-83. Lowest tonight 65-70. Southeast to south winds 5-15 m.p.h. i

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