Lake Charles American-Press from Lake Charles, Louisiana on December 5, 1965 · Page 1
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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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MICROFILM SERVICE & SALES CO. P.O. BOX 8066 J, 1-1-66XX-2 m m ^flfri 1 A 4924 C W- £ AV£. Lake Charles American EIGHTH YEAR ?2 PAGES LAKE CHARLES, LA., SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1965 NUMBER 26,265 15 CENTS MUDDY WRECKAGE — The windshield and top canopy lay against ih© side and back of ihe jeep which carried two Lake Charles residents to their death Saturday afternoon near Sulphur, Astronaut: It's Great (Weather Details on Page 5) Polk Soldier is Killed In Head-On Crash LEESVILLE—One Ft. Polk soldier was killed and another injured in a head-on collision which occurred at 2:16 a.m. Sat urday one-half mile north Roscpine on U.S. 171. lision SULPHUR - A crunching . collision of a pickup truck and of ; a jeep about five miles west ' of here Saturday afternoon Sgt. Milford Lee Newman, 22, j claimed the lives" of a parish all of Sulphur. Calcasieu - Cameron Hospital are Grady James Gremillion, 12; Kirby E. White Jr., 36, and Donald E. Westbook, 18, a result of traffic accidents. Troopers said the accident occurred when the pickup truck, being driven south on Choupique Road by White, crashed into the jeep driven by Mitchell as i*&:fa^!5S«?.-±r. -wss^l •"" y. .1 i«,.,.,,.ri iim V the two men wno urowneu in i me f. J. Arnaua name. ;s.rar -;"" ^ & ^s'Krc- - * - Is^ticc post, was killed. Capt Joe D. Logan, 37. of the abuut 1:20 p.m. on Choupique j U S Army Hercplion Station,; Road, three miles south of U.S. who was traveling soulh was in- 90, seriously injured three other- jured, Ft. Polk authorities said: er persons, his condition was satisfactory! Dead at the scene of the acci- Saturday morning. | dent were Lake Charles resi- "Both were taken lo Baptist j dents, Thomas G. Mitchell, 63, Hospital in DeRidder and later' of 1515 Fourth St.. and Brian transferred to Ft. Polk hospital. ; Earl Watson, 7, of 403 Seventh t Investigating officers were from Troop H in Leesville. They were notified at 4:40 a.m. Saturday that Sgt. Newman had died. Sgt. Newman, a native of Gueydan, is survived by h i s wife, Irene Marie Newman, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Newman, all of Gueydan. Capt. Logan, his wife, and four children live at 198-B Hillcrest St. in DeRidder. St The Watson child was the grandson of police juror Tom Watson. In fair condition in West 4849 minor injuries when he leaped from the jeep moments before the impact. The deaths were the 48th and 49th in the parish this year as The jeep was attempting to enter Choupique Road from a private driveway when ihe overturned pickup truck (right background) slammed Into It. (American Press Staff Photo by Burl Vincenjj^_ Planes Collide Above N.Y.; Five Are Dead NORTH SALEM, N.Y. (AP» —Two incoming airliners collided Saturday in a gray autumn sky 11,000 feet above New York City's northern suburbs. One plane crashed but the other stayed aloft, and the death toll was surprisingly light. Of 110 persons aboard the two aircraft, only five were known dead, according to police officials on the scene. The emergency was reminiscent of aviation's worst disaster, the 1960 collision of two airliners over New York that claimed 134 lives. The skipper of an Eastern Airlines four-engined, propeller driven Constellation, en route to Newark, N.J., from Boston, fought off a spin, calmed his passengers, then pancaked into an uninhabited hillside. The ship exploded in flames but the two men who drowned in j the P. J. Arnaud home. ..... r ... 0 ...... Mike! Davis Watson, 10, broth- j from the jeep. cr of Brian Earl, escaped with | overturned. Both vehicles . Dr. Charles T. While, parish coroner, said Mitchell and the Watson child died instantly of multiple internal injuries. The accident occurred about one block from the home of White. White and Westbrook were reportedly returning home from a trip to Beaumont, Tex. It was the 28th fatal crash in the parish this year. It was the Conflict Expected Over Jury Budget PRESS TO GIVE CASH FOR YULE LETTERS Spirited opposition to the fi- ; nance committee's recommended !%(> general fund hud- | cot. is expected to develop at 1 Tuesday';; meeting of the Calca- Parish Police Jury. The proposed budget was set at $10,000 but was reduced to $6,000 for the coming year eighth multiple dent. fatality acci- The 47lh traffic fatality in the parish occurred last Sunday when Jerry Guillory, 17, of 2300 Ninth St. in Lake Charles died as a result of a collision at the intersection of Louisi- and East McNeese ana 14 Street. In 1964, a record 42 persons were killed in traffic accidents on parish highways. The 1963 '?. /• H • f ,„,) Ic. nenrl '< I'CCOfd toll W3S 35. Money from this fund is used, r by jurors for pauper burials d / and prescription medicine for, De0uincv vouths were Hey Kids! Mail y o u r ; passed by the committee only letter'to Santa Claus lo after Chairman Roy Whatley the Lake Charles American i of Ward G voted to break a 3-3 was; needy persons. Press and you may win $5 We'll publish as many of the letters as we can. Then we'll give $5 to each of the 20 school children who write the letters we judge the best. You must be seven years of age or under and your tie which had developed among committee members. Anticipated revenues and disbursements for 1966 have not been released by the police jury but are expected to be about the same as 1965 when the budget was set at $959,156. Several cub in appropriations *'*• **O v***v*v*» MHV» j w»«- OWv-l CV1 LUU5 Jll t *r*H* **['* ***V«W«»M letters must be postmarked i wcrc m ade by the finance com,_-, :j_ f »ui. rv.- in : mittee and some of these are to be fought on the floor at the regular meeting. One of the largest cuts approved by the committee was in the pauper fund budget. ' This year, the pauper budget before midnight, Dec. 17. Mail your letters to Santa, American Press, Box 2893, Lake Charles, or leave them in Santa's mailbox at 710 Bilbo St. DeGaulle Prestige Goes on Line Today PARIS (AP) -- President - strong executive; constitution, Charles dc Gaulle's pride and; and denied there was any dan- prestige are on the line today ger of slipping back to the insla- Committee member Louis Bc- glis of Ward 4 opposed this cut and is expected to receive some support on the floor to restore the account to its former amount. Ward 4 members are also ex- peeled to oppose a cut in the funds to the Calcasieu-Cameron Parish Fair Association. The committee reduced the 1966 appropriation to the fair to $1,500 from $3,000. A $2,500 reduction in the operating fund of the Calcasieu Industrial Development Board was also recommended by the committee. The committee said that while the board "had done a fine job" i it felt Ihe expense of Ihe organi- 1 xation should be shared by merchants and industries of the parish which benefited from its work. Thfi reduction, if approved, will leave the CIDB with a $35,i 000 appropriation. ! The committee voted not to ...,,, (grant any salary increases to ^nv dan P"™ h "W* " ntil a job da f as any cian- ',,.... * i ,,,.,„„ ,,,,ai<» ctnHu five DeQuincy youths were killed in a crash near West Lake. Investigating the accident for Troop "D" of the State Police were Troopers Burchman Fruge and E. W. Perkins, and Lt. Clifton Cabell. most of the 52 persons aboard escaped with their lives. The EAL plane was flight 853. "We've been hit by another plane and we're going to make a crash landing," the EAL pilot advised his passengers, giving them time to fasten scat bells, The other pilot, at the controls of a Trans World Airlines Boeing 707 jet flight 42 from San Francisco, 30 feet of his left wing ripped away, his brakes knocked out, made il to Kennedy Airport, after announcing over his intercom system: "It's not as bad as it looks." Thc TWA jetliner landed smoothly, using less than a third of the runway. The only injury among 58 persons aboard was a stewardess who had a bloody nose. Bar Is Told Influence Of Supreme Court ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) -A "revival tq the study, teaching and practice of the criminal law" has been created by the U.S. Supreme Court, a Leesville lawyer told the Louisiana Conference of Local Bar Associations Saturday. Jack L. Simms, speaJting at a program for continuing legal education as the three-day convention ended, said the court's revolutionary new concepts are "spelling out a person's rights against illegal seizures, interrogation and detention." He said that the new concepts are being praised by many legal experts, but are causing new problems for police and have flooded state courts with cases involving claims of illegal search and seizure, suppression of evidence, unlawful arrest and the use of confessions. "All the rulings are bringing broad changes to crime fighting techniques and are fueling a controversy over whether the Supreme Court is tilting the scales of justice too far in favor of the accused in the face of rising crime rates," Simms said. He said the revolution in criminal law started in 1961 when the Supreme Court ruled that state courts could not accept evidence obtained by "unreasonable search or seizure." Simms said the term "unreasonable" can now be used to prohibit a policeman from searching a car without a warrant. Gemini Fired On Schedule MANNED SPACE CENTER, Hoiston, Tex. (AP) — Their spirits high, Gemini 7 astronauts Frank Borman and James Lovell dashed into space Saturday. They flew formation with their spent rocket and overcame a fuel cell problem, pressing on toward a world record 14 days in orbit. "How do you like it up there?" mission control asked. "It's great," said Borman. 'Outstanding," said Lovell. Gemini 7 began its fourth orbit at 6:15 p.m. CST. The fuel cell problem involved an indicator light that wouldn't go off—indicating pressure difficulties in the electricity-producing system. But after some tests, engineers in mission control reported they were convinced that the trouble was not in the fuel cell, only in the light. At any rate, flight officials were never concerned about the chance of ending early tha intended 5.1 million-mile mission. For about 17 minutes, Borman and Lovell—making their space debut—flew close to the 27-foot second stage of the Titan 2 rocket that shot them into space—a preview of more important formation flights to come. Titan off of 7:30 p.m. The countdown and the blast off of Gemini 7 were perfect- right on schedule. The Titan booster rose from the pad at 1:30 p.m. CST ai^d cut through the murky Florida sky over Cape Kennedy. "You're right down the slot, Gemini 7," was the radio report from earth. "That's the best news I've heard," replied command pilot Lt. Col. Borman of the Air Force. While they flew in formation with the spent rocket, Borman and Navy Cmdr. Lovell kept the big casing in sight, saw it venting unused nitrogen propellant, and said "it looked good." The power problem came up Dutch Build Suction Dredge For Red China ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — A suction hopper dredge for Red China—called the "Golden Seahorse"—was launched this week at a shipyard in Schiedam, near Rotterdam, which has been building ships for China since 1902. just after the Gemini 7 entered orbit. Pressure from one of the oxygen tanks feeding the fuel cell power supply system was falling. After trying to heat the tank lo build up pressure, the pilots were told to splice in the tank which provides them with oxygen to breathe. They did, and the pressure went up to satisfactory levels. It is not expected to en r l:' 'qcr the flight. The same trouble threatened the eight-day flight of Gemini 5 briefly and the splicing method was worked into the present fight to counteract such a possibility. There was still a lingering problem with a pressure light but it did not seem serious. Pod damage minima/ At Cape Kennedy, Fla., inspectors went out immediately lo survey the damage to Launch Pad 19 — and found it minimal. That means there will be little trouble in erecting another Titan 2 rocket and the Gemini 6 hunter spacecraft in time for the scheduled Gemini 6 blastoff Dec. 13 — nine days from now. Piloted by Navy Capt. Walter M. Schirra Jr. and Air Force Maj. Thomas P. Stafford, Gemini 6 will search out and come within feet of Gemini 7. Then the two spacecraft will fly in formation for some six hours. It will be a historic and complex maneuver, paving the way lo the moon. After Lovell strips off his spacesuit, he may remain in his long underwear for up to a day to test the comfort of shirt sleeve flight in the Gemini cabin. After that, he and Borman have pel-mission to take turns — during noncritical stages on the flight. One of them always remaining in the protective spacesuit. A sudden, massive loss of cabin pressure due to perhaps a large puncture would mean instant death for the unprotected crewman. Lovell may become a father in space. Ills wife Marilyn is expecting their fourth child within the next few weeks. She remained at home near the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston during the shot, watching on television. Earlier she went to church. Cong Terror Reign Feared in France's first popular presidential election in modern times. Despite predictions for gloomy, rainy weather over most of the country, a record turnout is expected. The aloof 75-year-old president, seeking a second seven- year term, has told the voters their choice is between stability and chaos. He says he offers stability and that chaos would result from his defeat. Five younger opponents from bility of the Fourth Republic. With no hope of winning an outright victory today, the opposition candidates have been concentrating their efforts on getting a collective 50 per cent of the vote to force a runoff election. They may be able to do it. Public opinion polls have come up with a variety of answers. One private poll gives De Gaulle 43yper cent, another 49 per cent. A Ministry of Interior sounding l 1 JVC j vuijfo*-* wj»|^«•..».. I . _„, ;' ,, _ . 4. rnu all sections of the political spec- gives De Gaulle 54 per cent. Ihe trum have been critically diss-1 one thing the polls had in connecting De Gaulle's policies wilhjmon was that each found about sledgehammer insistence for i 30 per cent of ihe voters unde- the pVl three weeks. The three. ' cided or unwilling to fell their principal opponents have said j choice. The ouleomc will depend they would retain De Gaulle's ion this clement. wage scale study was made. Rodney Vincent, parish engineer, was appointed to conduct the survey, comparing jobs and wages in the parish to other parishes in the state. Once the survey is completed, the budget for salaries could be amended to cover any recommended increases, the committee said. Offices which had requested salary increases for secretaries were the district attorney, judges, juvenile, registrar of voters, treasurer and coroner. In the event any department head grants a salary increase from the allotted budget, the budget of Ihe office will be cut, the committee voled. SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) — Security men expressed fear Saturday the bombing of the Hotel Metropole, a U.S. enlisted men's barracks in downtown Saigon, is but the beginning of a Viet Cong campaign of terror and sabotage to mark a Red anniversary. The anniversary is the fifth birthday Dec. 20 of the Viet Cong's Hanoi-backed political agency, Ihe National Liberation Front. The predawn Metropole strike killed 11 persons—two Americans, a New Zealand artilleryman and eight Vietnamese. Authorities reported 72 Amer- SUNDAY INDEX Amusements Page 23 Classified Pages 31-37 Edltorial and Comment Oil News Sports Televisiou Page 4 Page 29 Pages 17-21 Page 22 Women's News .Pages 39-52 icans, three new Zcalanders and about 100 Vietnamese were wounded. The small band of raiders escaped, apparently unhurt. "The attack on the Metropole billet may be just the first," said one source among Americans charged with helping Vietnamese security agents detect and combat such terrorist operations. Whatever the developments, U.S. Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge denounced this latest in dozens of Saigon bombings as diabolical. "It was sheer wanton terrorism, as was the killing and wounding of Vietnamese men, women and children who lived and worked nearby," said Lodge as U.S. Navy Seabees set about clearing away the rubble. Field action flared again in spots after a three-day lull and there was an ominous report that two Viet Cong battalions have circled near the southern edge of Saigon after some diversionary brushes with govern- 1 ment forces. BLASTED BILLET — Only a shambla remains of ihe U.S. enlisied men's billet in Saigon Saturday after Viet Cong terrorists attacked and bombed it just before dawn. In foreground are U.S. soldiers and police. (AP Wirephoto) * 4

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