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ttftffCI ft 4924 CO. UtiMf Strvfet df - AiioeiatH Prti* HOMfe EDITION Charles American"Press f**rt1y clotrdy ami fftr«f#» ffieafay trtth Wft*ds, 8-18 m.p.h. Low to- «g»t f4, »#i ftsaday, «. 5 CENTS LAKE CHARLES, LA* MONDAY, AUGUST 80, i§gf 14 PAGES Soviet Bus Stoned Berliners BATHERS MOB KENNEDY — President Kennedy was almost mobbed by bathers Sunday as he went for a swim in the ocean behind his brother-in- law's home In Santa Monica, Calif. They followed BEACH OUTING him into the water fully clothed. The President was good-natured about it and shook hands with as many as he could. (Lot Angeles Times photo via AP Wire- photo). Kennedy Almost Swamped By Admirers in California By JAMES BACON LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Kennedy, weekending here, decided to take a swim in the Pacific — and was almost swamped by a throng of 1,000 admirers. The scene was reminiscent of Coney Island on a muggy Fourth of July. The Secret Service, to a man, was in a mild state of shock. Bystanders walked into the sea fully clothed as the President strode into the ocean behind the Santa Monica beach home of his brother-in-law, Peter Lawford. It happened Sunday during the President's 33-hour visit to Southern California, a flying trip which ended shortly before midnight when the presidential jet took off to return to Washington, D.C. It had been billed as a non-poli- Court Order Fails to End ice Strike tical trip, althougn the President obviously helped the cause of Democratic Gov. Brown when they Edmund dedicated G. the Spa< HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP)-A strike at the Marshall Space Flight Center apparently resumed today when workers, after returning to their jobs briefly walked off again. A spokesman for the flight center, heart of much of the nation's missile and work, said: "Although space development ine federal district $511-million San Luis Dam in central California on Saturday. The President spent much of his lime in Southern California with Lawford — whose wife, like the President's, is vacationing in Europe. The President and his film star in-law spent much of Sunday lounging by the pool of the actor's home, tossing around a football, and enjoying second helpings from the Lawfords' well-stocked larder. Film stars Doris Day, Janet an appearance, let out a wile Leigh and a bikini-clad Sue Lyon (the films' "Lolita") watched the President's swimming jaunt, but weren't in the presidential party and stayed clear of the mob scene which ensued. It started when the President, apparently without prior warning to his security guards, emerged from Lawford's beachfront home and set out for the surf 100 yards across the sand. The house fronts on a public beach at nearby Santa Monica. Some 100 bathers, who had been waiting for hours for just such Knowles, demons Predicting Expose State Rep. Jesse Knowles and Sen. A. C. demons predicted today that a full expose of the ownership of the controversial Baker bank will be made Tuesday night over a state-wide radio and television network. Twelve television and radio stations have agreed to give a group of 16 legislators free "equal time" to discuss the recent address by Governor Jimmie H. Davis on the first two years of his administration. and demons have been offered time at a later date to discuss the 1962 legislature as it affected Southwest Louisiana. "It is my understanding," Knowles said, "that Rep. Cooper and those who have assisted him in preparing his talk have researched the ownership of the Baker Bank and that the name of the principal stockholders and the amount of stock they own will court lias enjoined the strike, virtually all the Local 558 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers members expected to resume work failed to appear at construction sites. "The few members who did report had not begun work at 10 a.m. "A majority of other skills involved in the strike did report to work sites. Although some of those reporting started to work, most of them have by now left construction sites." The Marshall spokesman was asked if operations at the space center were again at a standstill. He replied: "It would appear so." The strike had lasted a week. CLOSE OUT! 4-BC. -Vinyl Sectionals, $359 vol. $110 Pole Lamps . $3.95 Dining Room Chairs S3.95 Vlnvl Couche* $29.95 Dre»ser», rca. $79.95 $39.95 Chestt. req. $59.95 now $19.95 Nothing Down, $4 a month FACTORY OUTLET 1900 Kiricnicin HE 3 1889 Rep. Joe Cooper of DeSoto par-, 1 * made P ubhc - ish will speak for the group in the, The Baker bank came into program which will originate in th e news shortly after the Davis " L ' administration took office. Charges have been made that the bank obtained deposits of several millions of dollars in state funds and under Louisiana practice it is not required to pay interest on these deposits. Knowles said that the program is also expected to touch on the Shreveport. KALB-TV, Alexandria, also refused to give the group free time. A group spokesman said that he still has hopes the speech will be carried over some radio stations in Alexandria, otherwise, the city will be "blacked-out" from Cooper's talk. cheer. The cheers brought other bath ers from out of the sand, from under blankets, from everywhere They closed in on the smiling chief executive, many trying to shake his hand. Affably, he obliged for many. He dived under a big breaker. Most of the throng followed him in — including one fully dressed woman and one fully dressed news photographer. For 15 minutes he swam vigorously. The crowd swam with him. The Secret Service, late in catching up, watched helplessly on the beach. The guards didn't breathe easily until a hastily summoned life guard patrol boat cruised up near the swimming President. As he emerged from the water, the mob scene was repeated. By this time there were 1,000 persons there. It was a climax to a day of relaxation for the President. A rocking chair was delivered to the Lawford home just before his arrival. Mostly, the President just sat around the pool. Occasionally he got up to toss a football with Lawford. It also was a day of good home cooking and plenty of it. Mrs. Delia Bradley, the Lawfords' Negro cook, said the President had second helpings of creamed chicken deluxe on rice rings, vichy- soisse soup, hot fudge sundaes, plus an added bit of Polish ham and Boston baked beans. Canadian Boy Stirs Smallpox Scare in N. Y. By ANDREW MEISELS NEW YORK ( API-Health officials of two nations worked against an awesome deadline today to find and vaccinate all persons who may have come in contact with a young Canadian smallpox victim. The stricken boy, James William Orr, 14, flew here from Sao Paolo, Brazil, Aug. 11 on a plane with more than 80 other persons, including his parents and a brother and sister. He passed through Idlewild Airport, traveled by cab to Grand Central Terminal and sat in the huge station's waiting room for 8% hours before boarding a train for Toronto. In Toronto the boy, described by his missionary father as feeling "under the weather," was taken to a doctor and eventually to a Canadian hospital. Canadian authorities said the boy's illness was virtually certain to be smallpox, although confirming tests were still to be made. U.S. Public Health Service officials said there was no doubt. It was the first confirmed case of smallpox in the United States since 1947, they said. The development left New York City with the staggering task of running down all who may have come in contact with the boy here -including those who handled his baggage at the airport, the cab driver who drove the family to the city and those few from among the thousands of unknowns at Grand Central Terminal who may have touched or passed near the boy in the waiting room. The city health department set up 12 vaccination centers in Manhattan and the Bronx, while issuing a call for all those who may have come in contact with the boy to step forward without delay. Smallpox is a highly communicable disease that can be fatal if unchecked. While the city vaccinated more 52 BALLOTS CAST SO FAR BY ABSENTEE Absentee ballots cast for the September 1 Democratic second primary now total 52 according to figures released by the Calcasieu parish clerk of court's office. Ballots are being taken daily in the parish courthouse basement from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and until noon on Saturdays. The office closes at noon August 25. Balloting began August 13. than 300 persons Sunday, the U.S. at its centers Public Health Service gave vaccinations to more than 400 others at Idlewild Airport. • Centers in the city and at the airport were put on a round-the- clock schedule, while officials tried to hunt down the cab driver who transported the Orr family. The father, who first described the driver as a Negro, later said he was white with a dark complexion and a foreign accent. There are about 12,400 cabs in New York City with some 40,000 drivers. Solon Claims U.S. Helpless In Space War WASHINGTON (AP)-Scn. Howard W. Cannon, D-Nev., said today the United States stands defenseless against attacks that could come from orbiting Soviet space vehicles. By placing the major emphasis of its space efforts on scientific exploration and civilian applications, it may be offering the Soviet Union the opportunity of "an enormous and possibly insurmountable military advantage," Cannon said in a speech prepared for Senate delivery. "I see no evidence that there is a national, authoritative intent to accelerate the earliest practic able development of urgently needed military (space) capabilities," he said. "Where, for example, is the necessary project to develop a means of intercepting, inspecting and destroying, if necessary, hostile satellites that could bear super me'gaton bombs down on us?" Cannon, a brigadier general and Jet pilot in the Air Force Reserve, said that such a development program, though advocated by the military services, has been specifically delayed by civilian officials. "To the best of my knowledge," Cannon said, "no defense whatever exists at this time against any military attack that might be made from the space region even though such attacks are within the present capability of the Soviet Union." Sen. Barry Goldwater, R-Ariz., also claimed in another Senate speech that civilians in control al the Pentagon are "deterring the Attack Follows Slaying of Refugee Along Red Wall By CARL HARTMAN BERLIN (AP) — Furious young West Berliners hurled stones at a bus full of Soviet soldiers again today as it sped through the city carrying a change of the guard to a war memorial. Some bus windows were broken. A crowd of about 400 shook fists and shouted "swine" and "murderers" as the bus passed. West Berliners have been stirred to hot anger by the shooting of a refugee at the wall Friday and the fact that he lay dying in plain sight just out of reach of the West. After bus stonings on previous days, West Berlin police gave the one today a heavy escort — sedans, a radio truck and two trucks of alert police. But youngsters with their pockets full of rocks were able to get within 30 yards of the bus. The Soviet soldiers did not reply to the attack, nor could any reaction be seen on their faces. It was the third day in a row that Soviet vehicles have been attacked by young West Berliners. j lermine whether Lake ' Charles Council Sets Another Try at Sales Tax Vote The third time should prove tha charm today when the Lake Charles City Council meets to vote on the ordinance setting September 25 as election day to de« military" from getting into space. | ot i ler The Arizona senator, like Cannon a reserve brigadier general and jet pilot, said it is "time to stop listening" to such people. The Soviets, Goldwater de- The buses are an easy target because they come through Check-' point Charlie, the crossing point on the wall for non-German vehicles, every evening between 5:30 and 6 p.m. Tonight's bus arrived at 5:30 p.m., and the crowd was there to meet it. The attack occurred despite an order from Mayor Willy Brandt to West German police to crack down hard on rioters as a result of wild weekend demonstrations which saw Americans as well as Soviets attacked. East and West Berlin police also were involved in the melees. Brandt appealed for calm in a radio speech. Thousands of angry West Berliners marched, shouted and threw stones at Soviets, Americans, the wall, East German border guards and their own police Sunday. Huge slingshots were used to hurl tear gas grenades from the Communist side. The rioting was to protest shooting by East Berlin border guards of a young refugee trying to escape Friday. He was left to die slowly on the East side of the wall while American troops and West police watched from the have a one-cent sales tax. Council President C. M. (Jack) Jackson, whose absence from lha city has delayed action on the ordinance, was in DeRiddcr this morning but was expected to at- jtend today's 2 p.m. council meeting. were in playoff to gain a defer- Sulphur Sets Free Parking On August 27 SULPHUR (Spl.) - Sulphur's new free controlled parking program will go into effect Monday, August 27, Mayor Earl K o o n c e announced today. For a 90-day trial period set by the city council, free parking will be afforded to persons who wish to shop or transact business in downtown Sulphur. A two-hour parking limit will be enforced between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Penalty for overparking will be one dollar. The new parking regulation will clared, "have no peaceful purposes in space. . . "If the Russians land the first man on the moon," he continued, "We can forget about our ICBM's and efforts to develop anti-ICBMs Maj. Gen. Albert Watson, U.S. commandant, disclosed the the Soviet command had refused an invitation to discuss the increased tension with American, British and French commandants at U.S. headquarters. Watson had offered to lift a ban on the Soviet commandant visiting the U.S. sector. Young West Berliners — best Vote on the sales lax ordinance was originally planned for August 15, but Jackson's absence and tha walkout of two other council members delayed consideration of tha measure. A five-member quorum is necessary for council action. Jackson has been out of the city with the local Little League All Stars who games. Failing ment of the ordinance last Wednesday until Jackson's return, tax foes Isreal LaFleur and A. J. (Tubby) Lyons walked out of city hall prior to the meeting. A second meeting was 'planned last Friday to consider the measure, but Lyons and LaFleur boycotted that meeting. All members of the seven-member council, with the exception of Lyons and LaFleur, are considered proponents of the sales tax ordinance LaFleur is an outspoken foe of the tax. Lyons, although considered opposed to the tax. earlier said he would vote for the ordinance which gives the electorate the final decision on the tax. Jackson left a letter with the council when he left the city in which he voiced approval of tha tax and the ordinance. However, according to the city charter, five members must be present for a quorum. . . They will wreak havoc with I available estimates put their num- our efforts to maintain peace in' ber at aboa . t 5,000-rioted into the the world." ear 'y morning hours. A young redhead, who was not identified, spoke through the loudspeaker of a West Berlin police truck. The truck was escorted by about 500 demonstrators from West Berlin's City Hall down Kurfuerstendamm, the city's main street. Hundreds of cars followed, tooting their horns. Honking cars appeared near Checkpoint Charlie, at U.S. headquarters and at Bernauerstrasse —the border street where many refugees have leaped to the street, some to their deaths. It was nearly midnight, and the 12-Megaton Bomb Set Off Bv Russians UPPSALA. Sweden (AP)-The Russians set off another nuclear test blast today in the atmosphere over the Novaya Zemlya region in northern Russia, Swedish scientists reported. The explosion was recorded simultaneously at Uppsala University Seismological Institution and The talk will be telecast in New j "anti-Deadhead" bill and code of Orleans, Baton Rouge, S h r e v e- ethics which were condemned by port, Monroe and Lafayette and broadcast in New Orleans, Baton- Rouge, Monroe, Shreveport, Opelousas and Lafayette in addition to the local arrangements. KLOU radio, Lake Charles, will air the program from 7 to 7:30 p.m. The station agreed to giye the group the time, Knowles said. Television stations in Lake Charles and Alexandria refused to grant the group free time. Kuowlcs paid that time was not available, over KPLC-TV. Lake Charlesi' which Ixe and demons wantegf to personally purchase. .Kngwles said, however, that he that '1 the governor. Knowles said that the group of legislators has discussed the program over the telephone but has not had any meetings. Only those stations which carried Governor Davis' talk have been asked to give the group free time, Knowles said. The movement to obtain equal time to answer Governor Davis was originated by Senator B. H. (Johnny) Rogers of Grand Cane, a frequent critic ol the governor during the recent session of tha legislature. Typhoon Changes; May Spare Tokyo TOKYO (AP) - Typhoon Ruth, per hour, moved off shore today that promised to spare heavily populated Tokyo and the Kanto plain from major iamage. Weather officials warned Uiat high waves and fringe winds might hit some coastal areas as the typhoon progressed at a six- mile per hour gait parallel to the shore. FREE SHIRT Knit Shirt Free with purchase of 3 Pair VeQ05-"Bllly The Kid" or "Mann Ranch Te*n" Jeans. STANPER'S YOUNQ FASHIONS 939 3rd Ave. apply to the streets now covered i at the Stockholm Geodesy Insti- by parking meters with some extensions along West Thomas, South Irwin and West Napoleon streets. Mayor Koonce said signs listing parking regulations have been received and will be erected later this week. Parking meter heads will be removed and placed In storage for the trial period. CLOSING OUT WALL TO WALL Rca. $129.95 Plastic Vinyl Llvlno Room Suites $39.9$ Rea. $329.95 Llvlnq Room Suites $99.00 Rea. $269.95 4-pc. 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LOUIS (AP) - Flames engulfed the old eight-story Carson- Union-May-Stern Building at 12th and Olive Sts. in downtown St. Louis today, starting a series of fires that threatened several blocks of the central business district. Nine firemen were treated at city hospital, most of them for smoke inhalation. Fire Chief James Mullin, who suffered from smoke inhalation, and one other young man asked the demonstra- • fir eman were admitted to the hos- tors to go home for the night.' P' tfl l as patients. Some did. Others went back to- ., lhe , f , lam . es , S uick 'y. s P£ e *»: to ward the border, shouting, "The wall must go." One Hour Martinlzing DRY CLEANING SALE Tvei., Wed., Thurj., Aug. 21, 32, 23 Any 8 Pieces A / / Cleaned & A 6 6 Pressed ^* No Suedes/ Leather*, or Furs, 2-Pc. Garments count as 1 oteces. Bell? count os 1 0l«c« or loc extra. FOUR CONVENIENT MARTINIZINQ LOCATIONS Pioneer Bulldlno Southaott Shocplna Center Grelnwlch Shopping Cilv • Wutoolni Shopolno C«nt«r There have been demonstrations in West Berlin every day since Friday, when police of the East German Communist regime shot an 18-year-old refugee as he was climbing the wall. He fell back on the Communist side, mortally wounded. For almost an hour the boy lay there. Nobody came to help. The flames quickly sprea% to the old Post-Dispatch BuiirJJn£ across the street, and a stiff wind scattered burning embers over an area of several blocks, starting several other fires. Blazes were started on the roofs of the Statler-Hilton Hotel, the Seruggs-Vendervroot-Bar- ney department store and the Merchants Mart. The fires at the Statler and Merchants Mart apparently were controlled quickly. SAVE AT GIBSON ON ALL SCHOOL SUPPLIES AT BIG DISCOUNT PRICES! Largest Stock of School Supplies in Southwest Louisiana. 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