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Until Wfrt of nicftonui 1** * SHCS CPU m. Lake Charles AmericaTtPrefs Mint CLOUOY **«*? *nd wtrm LAKE CMAftLES, LA, M0HDAY, AtrOtTiT ft, 1*3 14 PAOES i —-^^-^^•^"•••••B Smallpox BATHERS MOB KENNEDY — President Kennedy was almost mobbed by bathers Sunday as he went for a swim in the ocean behind his brolher-in- Uw's home in Santa Monica, Calif. They followed AT BEACH OUTING him into the water fully clothed. The President was good-natured about it and shook hands with as many as he could. (Los Angeles Times photo via AP Wire- photo). Kennedy Almost Swamped By Ad mirers in California By JAMES BACON LOS ANGELES (AP) — Presi dent 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 in front of the Santa Monica beach home of his brother-in-law, Peter Lawford, Purgers Purged By Hungarian Red Leaders BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP)Matyas Rakosi, Hungary's former dictator, .and 24 of his Stalinist followers have been booted from the Communist party in a purge 'of the purgers. Karoy Kiss, regarded as the leading Stalinist still in an important position hi Hungary, also was demoted from the ruling Politburo. The new purge was announced in a communique Sunday following a four-day meeting of the party's Central Committee. Janos Kadar, the party chief and premier who was jailed in one of Rakosi's purges, presided. The expulsions from the party were ordered six years after the J95« Hungarian revolt threatened to topple the Communist regime which Rakosi established with his boasted salami slicing tactics. .^Expelled from the party along with Rakosi, 70, was Ernoe Geroe, 63, who succeeded him as the country's boss. During the 1956 revolt, Geroe followed his former chief into exile in the Sov'et Union. He was allowed to return to Hungary last year but was barred from political activity. Rakosi is believed still to be in ,t 4 '' Soviet Union. He is reported •• .poor.Jiealth. tils expulsion from the party W0 a bitter finish to a lifetime career spent in the service of • mimjhism. Returning to Hun- Jy with the Soviet army in 1945 • took over the interior ministry d police and began a campaign i undermining his Socialist and mallholders party colleagues in » postwar government. 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-political trip, although the President obviously helped the cause of Democratic Gov. Edmund G. Brown when they dedicated the $511-million San Luis Dam in central California on Saturday. The President spent much of his time 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 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 an appearance, let out a wild cheer. The cheers brought other bathers from out of the sand, from under blankets, from everywhere. They closed in on the smiling Shark Kills Man Off Padre Island By B. P. KELLUM BROWNSVILLE (AP)-A dying fisherman with a mangled right leg said Sunday he was attacked by a shark while fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. Hans Fix, about 40, of McAllen had been surf fishing near Port Isabel. He was conscious when rescuers pulled him from the water with a leg almost severed. He lived about 20 minutes after being brought to a hospital here. Fix was on a Sunday outing with his wife and five children. The scene was just off Padre Island, a thin strip of land that extends along mpst of the Texas coast. Bob Lauer of Harlingen was swimming near Fix and heard him scream. "The water was boiling around him," Lauer said. "As I pulled him from the water he said the shark hit him once on the leg, and again." Lauer placed a tourniquet «n the leg ajid held it while Fix was taken by ambulance to the Port Isabel office of Dr. J. A. Hoeka- day. He was then transferred to the Brownsville hospital where he died. Dr. Hockaday said Fix was in shock but managed to tell how he "fought the shark with his fish- ng rod." The physician said he felt there was no doubt Fix was attacked by a shark. He said Fix was bitten at least three times on the leg and death was due to loss of blood. Dr. Hockaday said that while surf fishing, Fix probably carried a stringer of fish attached to his belt that dripped blood into the water and attracted the shark. It is common for sharks to steal fish off stringers from boats and piers. Dr. Hockaday expressed doubt that a barracuda might have attacked Fix. Noting the attack occurred in waist-deep water, he said barracuda are not known to swim that close to shore. The physician has lived in this area 43 years and said this was the first time he could recall a person being attacked by a shark in the water near Port Isabel. He recalled treating persons who had been bitten on the hands while trying to remove sharks from fishing lines. 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. Earlier the President attended Mass at the nearby Church of the Good Shepherd. Usher Larry Me- Hugh said the President dropped a $100 bill in the collection box. "Even in Beverly Hills," said McHugh, "this is noticed." Wild Battles Erupt Along Wall in Berlin By CARL HARTMAN BERLIN (AP)-A red-haired young West Berliner called for a new demonstration alongside the Communist wall today after thousands marched, shouted and threw stones at Russians, Americans, the wall, East German border guards and their own West Berlin police. Police on both sides hurled scores of tear gas grenades during the violent demonstrations. A Communist water cannon streamed for 20 minutes. Huge slingshots fired the tear gas grenades from the Communist side. 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 young man asked the demonstra- :ors to go home for the night. Some did. Others went back toward the border, shouting, "The wall must go." There have been demonstrations n 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. Many Berliners were indignan at the American forces in Berlin Their major post oh the wall Checkpoint Charlie, is only 20C yards from the site of the inci dent. Many West Berliners fel he Americans should have given the wounded youth medical aid Maj. Gen. Albert Watson II, the J.S. commandant in Berlin, pro ested to the Russians. He told the West Berliners, through an official spokesman, that the U.S mission shared their sense of out •age and frustration. Demonstrations Saturday and Sunday morning were dampens by rain. Still the marchers, mos of them young men and women managed to break the windows o; a Soviet bus and unfurl some anti-American banners. Sunday afternoon the sun came out, bringing thousands of young people into the street Stones am bottles shattered more Soviet bus windows. American cars anc jeeps were jeered. Despite an official denial, eyewitnesses insisted that Americans were stoned, too. At American insistence, West Berlin police reluctantly cleared demonstrators 300 yards back from Checkpoint Charlie. At one point, a group of American military police helped out, with bayonets fixed, 49 BALLOTS CAST SO FAR BY ABSENTEE Absentee ballots cast for the September 1 Democratic second primary now total 49 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. 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While his wife, Una, watched, B. J. Gaillot Jr. led about one dozen persons in front of Archbishop John P. Cody's residence. They carried signs that said "God Curses Cody for Integration" and "Pollution in New Orleans." Catholic schools open on a desegregated basis Sept. 4, but officials have given no indication how many Negroes will attend formerly all-white schools. Mrs. Gaillot was one of three persons excommuiiicated by Archbishop Joseph F. Ruramel last April for opposing the desegregation order. CLOSE OUT1 £BC. Vinyl Sectlonalj, $3i» vo. ..$10 foli tanw* ........... ™ ....... Kfo pwm Rown chjlri ............ «.« Vinyl Couchw ................ $29.95 Drwstn, rig. $79.95 M9.95 Ch«t», rta. W-tf ,. ...... now Pown, f| 9 month m Solon Claims U.S. Helpless In Space War WASHINGTON (AP)-Sen. 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 practicable development of urgently needed military (space) capabilities," h e 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 megaton 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." Boy Who Passed Through Airport Believed Carrier By ANDREW MEISELS NEW YORK (AP) - Health officials of two nations worked against an awesome deadline today to find £3 vaccinate all persons who may have come in ?onSct with a young Canadian smallpox victim The stricken boy, James William Orr, 14, flew here S2? 2?° £ a ° l0 ' Brazi1 ' - Au g- 11 <« * plane 'with more than 80 other persons, in- eluding 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 BVi 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 Sty 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 nay have touched or passed near the boy in the waiting room. The city health department set jp 12 vaccination centers in Man- lattan and the Bronx, while issuing a call for all those who may lave 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 han 300 persons at its centers Sunday, the U.S. 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. Aerolineas Argentines provided a passenger list of its Flight 322 from Brazil, and efforts were being made to track down each passenger. Some have scattered to far places. More difficult stiil is the task of finding the boy's fellow train passengers on the trip to Canada. The father says the family mained in its coach during journey. Most difficult of all is the task of finding those who were in the Grand Central Terminal waiting room with the boy. Here the chief weapon has been publicity, with the city health department re peatedly requesting through newspapers and on the air that all persons in doubt step forward and be vaccinated. Most persons are vaccinated against smallpox as children, but such immunity generally can last no more than five years re- the re- HIGH ABOVE EARTH H-Blast Creates Radiation Belt BOULDER, Colo. (AP)-A new,netic equator. The Minneapolis Ifl nOPnOne matt Ortinrr »nrl?.ni£n... Fn_!l_. 1 it * . i * and perhaps menacing radiation belt is in the atmosphere arounc the earth — put there, scientists say, by a United States high-al titude nuclear test blast July 10. Little is known of the new belt except: 1. It could imperil astronauts in future space flights, and hence might cause the United States to delay its Project Mercury pro gram. 2. It emits radio frequency signals and therefore may interfere with some radio astronomy. The presence of the radiation belt, 600 miles and higher above the earth, was disclosed by Dr James Warwick of the University of Colorado's high-altitude observatory, in a copyright article by science writer Victor Conn of the Minneapolis Sunday Tribune. Dr. Warwick's comments were substantiated by Dr. James A. Van Allen, who in 1958 discovered the principal radiation belt encircling the earth. The Colorado scientist said the effect of the Pacific high-altitude ;est blast last month was to great ly intensify the so-called Van Allen radiation ring. The new ring, he said, consists of high-energy H-bomb electrons, nvisible atomic particles, which follow the path of the earth's mag One Hour Martinizing PRY CLEANING SALE Tw«.« W«l., Thurs., Aug. 21. 22, 23 Any 8 Pieces Cleaned & Pressed N» Suedw, Leothen, or Furj, 2-Pe. Ggrmenlj count 91 2 pieces. |< count oa 1 piece or 19e *xlro. 466 Soulhggtf Shoeing Center C«Uer Tribune described the new radiation ring as probably a temporary layer under the inner part of the Van Allen belt. "By temporary," said Dr. Warwick, "I mean possibly months or it may mean five years. We are maintaining constant observation, and I hope that by Sept. 1 we may have more information." At Southampton, N.Y., where he is vacationing, Dr. Van Allen said the new belt has "increased the potential danger for manned space flights," but detailed exploration and scientific examination is needed before the effects on Project Mercury flights can be determined. "I don't want to prejudge the data," Dr. Van Allen said, "but the radiation is cern and it is a matter of con conceivable that Mercury flights might have to be delayed." Van Allen said the situation conceivably could lead also to delay in similar flights by Russians. Variations of the Van Allen belt's radiation have been studied for a year with the help of a satellite called Injun, launched for scientific purposes on June 29, J961. Dr. Van Allen said previous Soviet nuclear blasts had not affected the radiation belt. Council Sets Another Try at Sales Tax Vote The third time should prove the charm today when the Lake Charles City Council meets to vote on the ordinance setting September 25 as election day to determine whether Lake Charles will have a one-cent sales tax. Council President C. M. (Jack) Jackson, whose absence from the city has delayed action on the ordinance, was in DeRidder this morning but was expected to attend today's 2 p.m. council meeting. Vote on the sales tax ordinance was originally planned for August 15, but Jackson's absence and the walkout of two other council members delayed consideration of the measure. A five-member quorum is necessary for council action. Jackson has been out of the city with the local Littl$ League All Stars who were in playoff games. Failing to gain a deferment 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 consjgt ered opposed to the tax, earliw said he would vote for the ordi- lance which gives the electorate he final decision on the tax. Jackson left a letter with the council when he left the city in which he voiced approval of the ax and the ordinance. However, according to the city charter, five members must be present for a quorum. SAVE AT GIBSON ON ALL SCHOOL SUPPLIES AT BIG DISCOUNT PRICES! 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