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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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EDITORIALS Who Has fhe Scoreboard? It might prove interesting if Someone would start keeping score on the number of speeches made by state officials \vho aspire to higher things, such as the governor's chair in the towering capitol building in Baton Rouge. By new, most people are familiar with the propensity School Supt Shelby M Jackson has for speechifying. Supt. Jackson makes so many speeches, however, that he has run out of very many things to say which would make*them important enough to get into public print. Consequently, it is doubtful if anyone knows exactly how many speeches he has made unless the unflagging workers in the State Department " of Education offices have meters on their mimeograph machines. Although he was a late starter. Attorney General Jack P. F. Gremillion is moving up fast in the speech-making race. The attorney general may appear to be breathing on the neck of the school superintendent at times, but he is running under a handicap. Supt. Jackson is plentifully supplied with ready-made audiences. Any gathering of parish superintendents, school board members, teachers or student organizations art within his realm and are fair game. Atty. Gen. Gremillion, on the other hand, has to go out and look for audiences, depending mainly upon invitations from civic clubs and other such groups. His latest speech, for instance, was made at a reunion of a North Louisiana family Saturday. Copies of the attorney general's speeches are mailed out to newspapers from his capitol offices, as are Supt. Jackson's from his capitol offices. There is a negligible difference. Whereas Supt. Jackson's are mimeographed, the at- torney general's office is equipped, Apparently, with one of those new-fanglftd copying machines. This divergence in methods of reproduction, however, is beside the point. It has nothing to do with the quality of their respective speeches or the reiteration of their respective themes. Supt. Jackson's underlying theme is anti-communism, a proven safe, popular and non-controversial topic these days. The superintendent has become quite adept at switching to this subject from whatever subject is appropriate to a particular gathering. Addressing » youth safety group in his latest speech Friday, he slipped away from the subject at hand by telling his audience not only to promote safety from a "physical standpoint" but to be "on the alert to safeguard our way of life which is menaced by the worldwide conspiracy of communism." Atty. Gen. Gremillion's underlying theme for his speeches is good government and ethical public officials, another proven safe, popular and non- controversial topic. Speaking at the family reunion, the attorney general showed that he, too, could change the subject from family gatherings to his favorite subject with ease. "This great family,'' he said, "understands the principles of honesty and integrity which must permeate our government if we are to survive. Let it be said that at this great family reunion, an individual pledge was made to shoulder the responsibilities of good government." All of this indicates that gubernatorial aspirant Gremillion is becoming a pretty good match for gubernatorial aspirant Jackson in the speech-making department. Now if the attorney general's office were only equipped to start its own newspaper! See Louisiana First Some 38 miles south of Lake Charles in the flatlands of Cameron Parish the motorist will suddenly find himself staring into the great blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The sea breaks softly on the shore where the warm sands of the beach slope gently down to meet the water. Seagulls wheel overhead, and apt as not a loaded tanker, hull down on the horizon, can be seen plodding slowly off to the far corners of the world. Wildflowers line the land side — "sea pinks." primroses and others. Couples splash in the surf. Children erect short-lived sand castles. An idyllic scene? Of course. But how many people in, say. the northeastern corner of the state, have ever seen it? We venture to guess that the percentage is microscopic. By the same token, there is a system of oxbow lakes stretching north and south through many miles of northeast Louisiana Delta country that is one of the wonders of the state. One of them — Lake Providence — is the scene each summer of the Miss Louisiana (Miss America) contest. Another, Lake Bruin near St. Joseph, is the site of a state wayside park that has excellent facilities and the beautiful lake itself has an unusually fine shoreline. General Grant's Union Army passed through this area, too, a hundred years ago; and the trail that he took has now been marked out by the state. But how many people in the Lake Charles-Cameron area have ever seen all this? Again, the percentage is probably meager. This is by way of leading into the fact that Louisianians of all walks of life have much to see right at home. We're fortunate to be living in one of the nation's top 10 tourist states, and the endless variety of things to see and do in Louisiana is a natural blessing from Providence that often goes unrecognized. For some time now, the Lovely Louisiana Tourist Association has been plugging a "See Louisiana First" campaign. The aims are commendable: To get our people to take advantage of the incredible beauties of their home state, which in turn will give them a vacation at a lower cost and help the state's economy by keeping Louisiana money inside Louisiana. Through this campaign the LLTA hopes to convince Louisianians that a trip to Kentucky or Wisconsin or Florida or any other state isn't likely to turn up as many interesting possibilities as lie right here in Louisiana. Louisiana boasts an incredible variety of attractions, along with a superb highway system to make motoring easy. There are storied plantation homes dating from pre-Civil War days; broad rivers and beautiful state parks; ocean beaches and colorful fishing fleets; shining lakes and moss-hung streams; well-marked battlefields and historical sites and unimaginably beautiful scenery every yard of the way. So if you feel the urge to leave your home state for travel pleasure, consider this question first: Have you ever seen the pirogue races at Lafitte? Or the state fair at Shreveport? Or the ancient Tournoi at Ville Platte? Or the Pentagon Barracks at Baton Rouge? Or the sunny resort area of Madisonville and Mandeville and Slidell? Or the magnificent old manors lining the river between St. Francisville and New Orleans? In considering the list, it becomes obvious that Louisianians can easily become educated travelers without ever crossing the state line! —Louisiana Municipal Review. THE WORLD TODAY Vote for Cloture Unusual ISSUES OF THE DAY The Pub/ft Speafcs fttfe: 91ft til*' Attend* PrtM tttfiii M fem« »( OK lay. Leiten ,i*e*M art te tafef ffcn it* ^^Bk^tA *jfcjfc*«a.Ji J^^^K JMitlSyi a a atfca •mtK'ipTCefi ijftwtniet pages, ftoey Hint te «igft«d M<d |lt*B tireet ftMnM art cHy.) Hi/man Reoson/ng Errs, Elder Says 1 read the letter written by a student concerning evolution with great Interest. However, let me say at the start, I cannot agree with this young man's theory. For in Psalms 33:6 It says "By the word of the Lord were the heavens made: and all the host to them by the breath of His mouth." In the history of the flood, the Bible has explained that which geology alone could never fathom. In the days of Noah, men, animals and trees, many times larger than now exist, were buried, and thus preserved as an evidence to later generations that the antediluvians perished by a flood. dome to men. It shupty tay* to Psalmi «:», 'Tor He ipakt and ft was He eoflWMBffded, and it fast" HtHfiaH ttifoce cannot search cut tire secrets of tha Most High. Htt creathrii power u as tecotttprehensible as His existence. God has permitted a flood o! light to be poured upon the world, in both science and art, but when professedly scientific men treat upon these subjects from a merely human point of view, they willj assuredly come to wrong conclu sions. It may be Innocent to speculate ^ beyond what God's Word has revealed, if our theories do not contradict facts found in the Scriptures; but those who leave the word of God, and seek to account for His created works upon scientific principles, are drifting without chart or compass upon an unknown ocean. The greatest minds, if not guided by the Word of God In their research, become bewildered in their attempts to trace the relations of science and revela- ! tion. because the Creator and Hi* j works are so far beyond lheir , . . ,, , ,, ., i comprehension that they are tin- God designed that the discovery aWe lo explain &em by natural of these things should establish ; , awSi they regard the Bible's his- faith in inspired history; but men, Iorv as unrc i iab i e . with their vain reasoning, fall into •- 'Let's Soy It Wasn't Exactly a 'Tight Money' Policy' PEARSON SAYS New Yugoslav Constitution By DREW PEARSON (Copyright. 1962, by the Bell Syndicate) (Editor's Note: Drew Pearson continues his report from Yugoslavia.) ly withdrew the highway project, committee for years, rotating his * * * 'job with anyone else! Clarence IT IS EASY TO SEE, FROM would start a revolution first! j traveling through Yugoslavia, that | there exists a strong personal ! democracy and spirit of freedom among its people, much more so the same error as did the people before the flood. The things which God gave them as a benefit, they turn into a curse by making wrong use of them. There is a constant effort made to explain the work of creation as the result of natural causes; and human reasoning is accepted even in opposition to plain Scriptural facts. In Deut. 29:29 it says, "The secret things belong unto the Lord our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children forever." Just how God accomplished the work of creation He has never revealed Those who doubt the reliability of the records of the old and new Testaments will be led lo go a step further, and doubt the existence of God; and then, having lost their anchor, they are left to beat about upon the rocks of in* fidelity. The American people will have to choose for themselves which i they will choose, "In Darwin and Science we trust," or "In God we trust." For me and my house, we will serve the Lord. ELDER H. B. PETRY Seventh Day Adventist Minister 1118 N. Elton Court Lake Charles, La. Or imagine Rep. Howard Smith, I the Virginia Dixiecrat, who is an expert dairy farmer, admitting that he is not also an expert on BUSINESS MIRROR Interest Rates PAR1C, YUGOSLAVIA - THE states I have visited. most important foreign policy, i as ked President Tilo than in any other of the satellite'education. Howard has blocked the Aid to' in my gamble taken by the Truman-Ei- recent interview about the new senhower - Kennedy administra- , constitution being drafted for Yu- tions — and sometimes the most j goslavia which I had heard pro- criticized - was to extend U. S.; posed a unique new type parlia- By SAM DAWSON AP Business Newi Analyst YORK (AP) - Martin Jr.—is that this would laka them out of circulation. Financing a Treasury deficit by sale of short-term notes and bills muv.auuu. ! NEW YORK f AP) • Hi0npr in — -.*.——^ »«...... «^ Howard has blocked the Aid toj terest rat e s could come deVnitea ' saleL ° f , shorUerm notes and bills Education bill for six years, some-! ox 7movnV economy P l ° banks ^™*<*&* supply of ti«,«= „- »u« .— .u_ t u- u_j! !slow nlovll 'g economy. monev and rrod t hpnrp nvs (ho aid to the Communist government mentary system, so far of Yugoslavia. ilished. That policy was fixed on the j "We have been working for a times on the excuse that he had'""" "'"" f, "'".„,„ „ ,, mone y ? nd credlt - h *nce lays the to tend his cows in Virginia. He A ^ ey . T ld . come des P l6 i'S ht ground for more inflation. fc ri. man ,l M ,K. Mt tM K,.,. The f edcra , rcserve system has said it would keep the banks would never go for a system of committeei i of ! expert* j j . ,i r dcma ! ld al ^ mome " 1 for " css loans> uncerlain demand ior belief, first, that small Communist countries needed encouragement to be independent of Moscow: second, that there existed a strong undercurrent of democra- long time on the preparation of this constitution," Tito explained. "A draft has already been pre unpub- i President Tito, however, has dif. ferent ideas for Yugoslavia. "The federal people's assembly," he said, "will have several houses that will be able to devote themselves expertly and concrete- cy inside Yugoslavia. 'submitted for general public dis' The Serbian people have long cussi on. been stalwart battlers for democ-' racy. In the old days of the Yugoslav monarchy debates in the parliament, or Skupstina, were so free- for-all that in 1928, a Serb con- sented to the federal people's as-j ly to particular fields of social sembly and in the autumn will be'life. , "For example, there will be sep- 'arate houses for producers, for ed"After that, it goes to the as- ucation, for health, and for cul- sembly for amendment and final ture. adoption. ; "Thus, it will not be necessary "Our constitution will be differ-, for the entire assembly to meet ent from conventional constitu-: to consider these individual prob- tkms. and its basic principle is to I lems — unless some major prob- keep it close to the people. It will • lem arises. Then it will come mortgages, and increasing funds in various savings institu- supplied with enough lendable funds to finance the activities of ing interest rates on long-term lending. Its discount rate has been held at 3 per cent for about two years now. Some in Wall Street wouldn't other members of the Croatian party. Eventually, King A 1 e x a n der represent the common man — the fore the respective house producer, whether he be a worker, i cerned and the federal assembly a peasant, or a producer working : jointly." in some institution. " •* * * constitution does not start: TITO ALSO WENT LN'TO THE tions which offer lots of lending | business. But it has ways of doing potential. And they could come de- j this while at the same time rais- spite the opposition of many of President Kennedy's economic advisers who want cheap money as a spur to business growth. This is the view of a number of observers in the financial dis- be surprised if "this were to" rise", perhaps lo 34 per cent, before this year Is much older. The discount rate is the charge the reserve banks make on money lent to member banks. These in own charges to borrowers in line with what it costs them to get funds from the Federal Reserve. The prime rale charged by banks trict. They acknowledge all of the arguments for continuing losv in- rates listed above. But other factors could interest rates. Chief among these upward pressures is the administration's concern over the balance of payments deflcit-which has been re- \ to business customers with the duced but which still persists-j highest credit has held at 4H per avwiiuauy, iwng « i e a a i u« » ms constitution docs not start i TITO ALSO WENT LVTO THE ",, u. Tu „,; ,,! v V / ' lr , ,. "*',', u "^ * cosed down the Skup- ith a descripti ^ ft tate and . j(m of ^^ § sore ^ I ancl its th e to the U.S. go re-1 cent for .bout t«o years. its supreme institutions, but starts Under Tilo, six different Skup-1 with the citizen-producer." stinas operate for the six different republics which comprise I the dollar. Also cited is the view strongly held in more conservative government financial circles that a ..,^ ,u .u L j j ,• „ i rowin g U.S. Treasury deficit On the other hand, deputies to, ghou ] d be financed, and Interest rates in most of the world's other financial markets in most communist states. "Deputies for the federal as- Tito went on to describe two sembly, some 150 of them," he. other features of the new const!- said, "will be elected by direct Yugoslavia, while a national tution: vote. Skupstina sits in Belgrade. j i. - That deputies can serve __ r _.. Their debates are more mod- j for only four years, in order to the lower houses which deal witn : counteracted bv selling crate than in the old days, but! get away from the encrusted pre- expert problems will be selected j bonds to investors there is opposition to the govern-.ogatives of seniority: by municipal councils, communes, j short-term notes to ment, as for instance the debate 2. — That the new parliament and lower assemblies, and they; banks. in the national Skupstina against would consist of separate houses will serve for only two years., The sale lo banks would be ativenr hv the highway from Bar, in south-'of experts. 'Members of the federal assembly ; i ow interest charges. Bonds would'banks ' ern Montenergo, to Titograd, its * * " «'ill s^rvo fnur vpar«" : _. L: ^_ • , . . ' capital. I DID NOT TELL TITO THIS, This was a regional pork bar-,^ il occurred rel project comparable to the J^ttV^totteS'sKl'f ? boU8hi "«, l !:S- «W to Yugo-, the executive and the legislative recently when it offered Them" to • bel a ,Z nl^ut^ n?osS7 ern rivers of water hyacinths. slavia - wouldn't like either of these branches of government. v idd around 4.ia n»r ,.n,,i W.,7 ' 1..5 ™\ _ e . P 10 *? 6 "*- are higher than in the United States, despite some lowering this year. These greater yields tend to attract investment money from the United Stales. This builds up the supply of dollars held abroad. And some of these are turned into the U.S. Treasury fo gold. The loss lias been held down this agreement with central nations. But is will .wrvo fnur vpart " ... . . \\ui ben e lour years. require higher interest rales than ' been a year since there was anv Tito ajso described a provision , at prcsent |f they wore lo be so)d ; " ™" , the American V cam « By Congressional Quarterly WASHINGTON <CQi - VNhen die Senate faces the question of whether to choke off the debate of a determined minority, much is usually heard about the rights of a minority, the value of having one place where there is unlimited debate, the possibility that the minority can save a rash majority from HfieU by blocking a move which may be proven wrong in the light of history. Argument* are heard that the Senate wae created to defend the small state*, Ifee minority of the population, against the majority. Yet the Senate Aug. 15, by three more than the required votes of two thirds of the Senators present and voting > 63-27'. invoked cloiure on debate on the Administration's communications satellite bill. And thus it choked off a fill- i buster by a determined group of • 10 economic liberals strongly opposed to the powers which they said would be given to the American Telephone and Telegraph Co. under the bill. Not since 1697 had the Senate invoked cloture. J And four times between 1960 1 and 1962, the Senate not only rejected cloture on filibusters against civil rights issues, but I failed to muster a simple major' ity for doture. • What had changed? Congressional Quarterly analyted the last five Secate cloture votes. The major changes came in the 4 MON.. AUGUST 20, 1962, Leke Chorle* American Prt»J Lake Charles American Press SIXTY SIXTH YEAH Oc» and MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS V»«l. IS It* u}« to/ OS *«»' Ql Ol AP »U Mn Oflis* - &U COflril P» - TEUEPHOMfS - - SWSSCRIPTION «4T§$ 4k *• C oi \~otes of the 17 Republicans and 5 Democrats wtro had consistently opposed cloture on the four previous votes, but favored it on the satellite bill, and in the absences of 7 Democratic Senators who had always opposed cloture (thus lowering the number needed for cloture.) Their announced stands were against cloture. Had they actually voted their position, cloture would have failed. In addition, 11 of the 13 Senators with a mixed record on cloture supported it this time. The behavior of these 40 Senators pushed ctoture through when added to the votes of the 21 Democrats and 9 Republicans who had consistently favored cloture. This H a* done even H ith the loss of pro- cloture votes of 8 Democrats who opposed it for the first time. The satellite cloture vote presented some unusual alignments, and produced a split within the liberal group which had consistently supported a change in the Senate rule* te make ckxure easier to obtain. There \kere those like Sen. Joseph S. Clark iD Pa.), a leader in ruf« change fights, who opposed the satellite bill but supported cloture on the ground that -, whenever a majority is ready lo cm of/ debate, it should be cut ioff. i On the other hand, Sens. Paul H. Douglas to ill.* and Wayne Debate in the against at all. government, get him into -yield around 4.19 per cent. rhis. mid the prospects for a ern : -nils may get him into more Thinking behind the need of sale! growing Treasun-defici put the Cannon, rouble than he realizes, and if t o investors rather than to hanks Lssuro nn i!,„«, , ' P L'l , . ^ !dODlh lrfIl S^^-^ TO hC T n !l l '° U , ble than , he , (re f zes '. a " d *; to investors rather than to hanks Montenegro was so vigorous ^ 1 ^, S T V ' w1 ? >as he has any doubts, he might ask -as strongly advocated by Feder- SSeovemmMtdSril. • bossed Ule house «PPn>Priationi , John F. Kennedy. al Rese rve Chairman Wm. McC. Morse (D Ore.), both of whom also support a rules change, voted against cloture on the grounds that Rule 22, the cloture rule, should not exist solely for the protection of Southerners opposing civil rights legislation. "The Senate should proceed in January (1963) to change the rules," said Douglas, "but while the rules exist, 1 shall not strip their protection from those who are fighting for what they believe to be the defense of the American people." Some Southerners, like Florida Democrats George A. Smathers and Speesard L. Holland supported cloture for the first time. Other Southern Democratic Senators continued to oppose cloture. "I'll vote to gag the Senate uhea the shrimps start to whistling 'Dixie,' " Sea. Richard B. Russell (D Ga.) told 3 reporter. No shrimp wiUstiei Other Southerner*, as noted before, simply stayed aw»y. Senators Ruwell long and Allen EUeoder of Lotmiaaa have both voted against ctoiure on all of five previous votes, tfcree oo filibusters against civil rights bills, one ol • filibusier against a rules change related to civil rights, and the coRunuaicatjoJis satetitu fili- YOUR HEALTH Worrisome Virus pressure on interest rates, even when l»iTowiiig demand isn't burgeoning. buster. By Dr. Theodore R. Van Dellen (Copyright 1962: By The Chicago Tribune) Most of us are so interested in our accomplishments in outer space that news about the micro* scopic world of germs is of secondary importance. Simian virus 40 (SV40) may not be as glamorous' as the Telstar satellite but it has i made a number of our top labora-, tory scientists prick up their ears. { SV40 has emerged as the number one criminal of the microscopic world and is being judged by cancer researchers, vaccine manufacturers, and geneticists. According to the Medical World i j News, this delinquent it a trouble' some contaminant of certain ser> urns. It k difficult to eliminate because it grows in the tissues used in vaccine making It wa« found in extracts of monkey kidney tissues in uhichj I polio and certain respiratory viruses are grown. Serums pivpared ] from these batches contained thei unwanted SY 40. Vaccine makers' are doing an excellent job of eliminating this contaminant. A virus similar to SV 40 has been found in chicken eggs. We eat most of the eggs produced but some are used for making v a c- cines — another possible source of contamination. What is wrong with SV40? One study showed it produced malignant tumors in hamsters but nothing comparable te this has been noted in other animals or in humans. Many scientist* are burning the midnight oiiincancer research institutes trying te determine whether the virus U a cancer producer. All hope it U not. On the other band, SV40 does alter the shape of cultured living human cells growing in a test tube. These cells also develop abnormal nuclei within eight to 14 \\eeks. In addition, the a 11 e r e d colls beget cells that possess the same changes. Genetics entered the p i c t u r e when it was -discovered that SV40 affected the chromosomal pattern. Many ol the altered cells lost on* chromosome, ending up with 45 instead of 46. This explains the changed appearance of the cells but the tissues were not altered in any way. The cells were not hurl or killed nor did they become malignant. Dr. Van Dellen will answer questions on medical topics if stamped, self-addressed envelope accompanies request. Tomorrow: Scorpion bites, HAMSTRING MUSCLKS A. I*, writes: Is there any way , an okj person can strengthen his legs to he can go up and down stairs more easily? Reply Yes. Walk more and do exercises to strengthen the hamstring | muscles that bend and lend sup-! port to the knees. Sit on the edge! of a table, chair, or bed with the legs hanging down. Ask someone' to hold the ankles and apply slight j resistance while the knees are! straightened and bent back to the starting position. Tie a weight to the ankles if no one can assist you in this type of resistance exorcise. HEPATITIS VACi'lNK i H. 5. writes: U, as you say,! no vaccine has been found for : hepatitis, why do phvsiciunsl give shots to persons who hava been in contact with a case? Reply Because gamma globulin usually contains a small amount of immune bodies. It is not enough to prevent the disease in a person who is susceptible and picks up some of the viruses. CUSSING NOT AN ILLNESS M. 0. writes: Why do some people use cuss words whenever they talk? Are they trying to make an impression or is this a sickness? Reply This is nol a medical question. 1 assume these people use such words because of habit or their limited vocabulary. SPREAD OF BRONCHITIS 13. B. writes' Is chronic bronchitis contagious? Reply i Not as a rule, particularly when it is caused by smoking. An ex| caption is chronic bronchitis caused by acUve tuberculosis. Today'* HtalUi Hint- Hoop knives aud scissors out of llie child's reach, ! Address inquiries to: Dr. Theodore R. Van Dellen, Tribune Syndicate, Tribune Tower, Chicago, ill,

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