Lake Charles American-Press from Lake Charles, Louisiana on December 5, 1965 · Page 3
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Lake Charles American-Press from Lake Charles, Louisiana · Page 3

Lake Charles, Louisiana
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Sunday, December 5, 1965
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Betsy's Cost Still Evident After 90 Days By BILL CRIDER NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) Tourists are gleeful in the naughty French Quarter, Hie nation's No. 2 port is busy and midknvn New Orleans seems miraculously unscarrecl. Tht 1 cusiuil eye sees little evi ' donee that the century's most ! > destructive hurricane passed: this vv;iy three monlhs ago, leaving (ibout $1 billion damage. Kxccp! for a few broken hill- ; boards or neon signs, the mid- \ town area looks much as it did before Hurricane Betsy's 125; m.p.h. winds. '('he same is true of (he Miami, Flu., vicinity, raked by • Betsy when she doubled back j out of the Atlantic to run the slot between Florida and the Bahamas and rage into the Gulf of Mexico. But Betsy, 90 clays after, remains a major factor in the daily lives of thousands. The aftermath will linger for months to come in some sections. Louisiana was hardest hit. Midtown New Orleans may show few scars but in residential areas *he roof is rare which doesn't need or wear a patch. In Nrvv Orleans sections flooded by levee breaks due to tidal surges, thousands of home owners si ill struggle with "do it yourself" repairs. The corrosive salt water ruined clothing, furniture, floors, wallboard, electrical appliances, shrubbery— and cars. The water left behind a heavy mold of black, gray, green and yellow. It. persisted nearly two months, despite scrubbings. For reasonably prosperous cit- i/ens Betsy was a staggering financial blow. For the less prosperous it would have been a knockout except for Red Cross or other welfare agency help. The Insurance Information Institute estimates total claims in Florida and Louisiana will reach $750 million — most of it in Louisiana. The enormously expensive offshore oil well installations which dot the blue Gulf for 60 miles out. to sea from the Louisiana coast caught 150 m.p.h. winds and battering waves. Shipping losses on the river. which wrung a cry of financial pain from Lloyds of London, are best capsuled by this recent survey by Army Engineers. Sunk Salvaged Bar;!cs 41 21 1(1 7 Hi- . 0 Beached Salvaged ; Bar.yjs . 131 11?, Ships . . . 5 5 Hl.'rllS . 18 10 Misc. ... 22 10 In Ihese figures, a craft over 2(10 feet long was considered a ' ship. About 12.000 small craft es- 1 timated to be Betsy casualties 1 are not included. "Miscellaneous" ranged from!shovel. a Navy floating drydock, which I The Red Cross listed the went down just off the New Or-! Louisiana death toll from Betsy leans waterfront, to a $5 million \ at 7-a '°l lov ver than most peo- oil well drilling rig, river for- P |c Bought ft would be. ries, dredges and even a steam ; The cleanup in New Orleans and Miami continues. Hundreds: Neighborhood Youth Corps ex- ing 90 miles lo the Gulf the, and citrus area are slowly corn- which the Red Cross listed as of thousands of truckloads of Icnclul it-; cleanup project in greater the destruction on land.; j n g back (o life totally destroyed were in the debris have been hauled away | Louisiana another eight weeks. Venice Burns Boolhesville,! Many of the 1.23:1 homes areas south of New Orleans. in the New Orleans metro-j K rom New Orleans, the fur-i Delacroix. Yscloskey. Grand L .. politan area. : (her south you go along (he flal, Isle - these and other small cimnAY DEC 5 1965 Lake Charles American Press £ In mid-November, the federaPMississippi Delta strip extend- ; towns in that oil. fishing, cattle : 3U " U " 1 > t/tv " J < X Local Resident ! Receives Diploma j From Institute Charles Liggio of 2>U3 Gardenia St., has been awarded a diploma from Vale Technical Institute ai Biairsville, Pa. ; Liggio, claim representative . for State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., has just returned from a three-week advanced training course in auto damage estimating and repair techniques at, the institute. Looking fora Better Job? Men and women, ages 18 and over, ara wanted to prepare for U.S. Civil Service job openings during the nert 12 months. Government jxxiitions pay high starting salaries. They provide much greater so- eurity than private employment and excellent opportunity for advan<;enient. Many positions require little or no education or ot- jHM-e. Hut to got on« f'f jobs, you rnut.t pass a test. The competition is kwn arid iri Home ea.*** onty on* °«t of five pass. IJiicohi Sen ice baa helped thousands prepare, for theee lusts every year sin«» 194& It i* one of the largest ami oldest privately owned schools of its kind and is not connected with the Government, To acquaint the readers of this newspaper with the splendid opportunities in Government positions full details havo been printed m » new booklet: "U. S. Civil Service Positions and Salaries" which will be mailed free to anyone who tcqut^ls it. No obligalioiu Simply (Wid your r«|u<vt lo Lincoln Service, lw., 2211 Broadway, Dt'pt. .'M», Pckin Illinois. A postcard will do. V \ I' IM Hi ic »* K m? ALL NEW FLOOR CARE APPLIANCE Christmas - - aftvr 4Christinas * - aftw A GIFT FROM MULLER'S MEANS MORE! STORE HOURS 9 A,M, TO 9 P.M. DAILY THROUGH DECEMBER 23RDH Every homemaker wants portable appliances by GENERAL £Z1 ELECTRIC GE DELUXE AUTOMATIC BLENDER 27.88 The first now blender design in 23 year';. Deluxe glo'j. 1 ; decanter with rbrom« plated hose. Large 32 ounce blsnding capacity. 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Completely immersible . . . this casy-to-clean coffee maker protects coffee flavor. Choice of automatic sellings lets you brew coffee to your taste. G.E. AUTOMATIC TOASTER Completely automatic . . . high toast li/e . no burned fingers. Chrome plated steel I JZ for lasHntf beauty. Snap-out crumb tray for JL\^ easy cleaning. Beautiful modern design. G.E. CUSTOM SKILLET Knjo.v the advantages of controlled heal rooking and easy cleaning. 12 inch skillei high dome lid, cooking chart, detachable control. Also available in 11" pan size with low dome lid. | Pjf J| § HOL'SEWAKES FOURTH FLOOR

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