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ttftfist s §*!£$ co. 906* 4924 COU Lttittf Wrft Strtfet 0! Lake Charles American Press PAlTlYCtOUBY 5 CENTS LAKt CHARLES, LA, MONDAY, AtfS&IT & lift 14 PAGES New York Has Smallpox BATHERS MOB KENNEDY — President Kennedy was tlmost 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 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 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 '>y 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. Court Order Fails to End Space Strike 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 space development work, said: "Although the federal district court has 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. Nearly 1,500 workers employed by private contractors were under a federal court order to end their walkout. The strike was called in protest against a handful of nonunion electricians on one job. 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 o[ 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 CLOSE OUT) 4-pc. Vinyl Sectionals, «59 vol. $110 Pol» Umvs •....,.,... ..$3,95 Dining Room Choirs $3.95 Vinyl Couches $29.95 prwsers, rea. $79.95 M9.95 Chests, rta. $59.95 $19.95 Nothing Down, $4 g mojith lonA .FACTORY OUTLET I90Q Klrfcman HE Knowles, demons Predicting Expose Slate 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 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. Rep. Joe Cooper ot DeSolo parish will speak for the group in the program which will originate in Shreveport. KLOU radio, Lake Charles, will air the program from 7 to 7:30 p.m. The station agreed to give the group the time, Knowles said. Knowles said that KpLC-TV, Lake Charles has refused to give the group free time. He said that he and Senator demons have offered to purchase the time with their personal money because they feel the program is important to Southwest Louisiana. No decision had been reached this morning on whether the station will sell them the time, nor what time the program will be telecast locally, Knowles said. "It is my understanding," Knowles said, "that Rep. Cooper and those who have assisted him in preparing his talk have re- searched the ownership of t h e Baker Bank and that the name of the principal stockholders and the amount of stock they own will be made public." The Baker bank came into (he news shortly after the Davis 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 "anti-Deadhead" bill an<T code of ethics which were condemned by the governor. Knowles said that the group of legislators has discussed the pro- : gram over the telephone but has' 1 not had any meetings. i Only those stations which carried Governor Davis* talk h'ave 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 of the governor during the recent session of the legislature. KLFY-TV, Lafayette, will carry the program between 7 and 8 p.m. Tuesday an4 KALB, Alexandria, will telecast the program at 7 p.m., Knowles said. 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 chick-, en 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 jn the collection box. "Even in Beverly Hills," said' McHugh, "this is noticed." Action Against Rioters Slated At Berlin Wall By CAKL HAKtMAN BERLIN (AP) — Mayor Willy Brandt .today ordered West Berlin police to crack down on rioters "with the necessary vigor" after wild weekend demonstrations at the Red wall brought attacks on Americans as well as Soviets. 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 other side. Maj. Gen. Albert Watson, the U.S. commandant, disclosed 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 available estimates put their number at about 5,000—rioted into the early 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 v,<J.i^. Kail 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 demonstrators to go home for the night, Some did. Others went back toward the border, shouting, "The wall must go." 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. Typhoon Changes; May Spare Tokyo TOKYO (AP) - Typhoon Ruth, with maximum winds of 98 miles per hour, moved off shore today that promised to spare heavily populated Tokyo and the Kanto plain from major damage. Weather officials warned that 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 9f 3 Polr Je«w~"Bllly The Kid" or "Mann Ranch Te*'a" Jeans. STANDEE'S YOUNG FASHIONS 3rd 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 apply to the streets now covered 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 Req. $)??.»{ piojflc Vinyl Llvlno Room Suite «?.9S Reg. S329.W Llvlnq Room Suites 1M.OO Rw. tt«.W 4-pc. Bedroom ,Sulte» .,.,..., »7».9S Table* IJ.M ,_ „, FACTORY OUTLET f < 1900 Klrfcmgn HB 3-WW Large FRYERS .....Jb. 23c GROUND MEAT 3 Jbs. $1.00 BOUND STEAK .. 59c 20-lb. MEAT PEAL . .$7.95 Vi CALF (cut fre«) . .lb. 37c SEAPORT COFFEE, .lb. 49c H E L V I N ' S Fish 4, M«ot MQfktt, Inc. 270} fctrfcmw HE f 3*57 YIN'S r .H «. Um w. 52 B4LLOTS 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 s p.m. and until noon on Saturdays. The office closes at noon August 25. Balloting began August 13. 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," 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 megaton bombs down on us?" Cannon, • brigadier general and jet pilot in the Air Force Reserve, said that such a development program, though advocated by the military .services, has been .spe- . . delayed by civilian offi cials. ''To the best of my knowledge," made from the space region even port. though such attacks are within the Union." Boy Who Passed Through Airport Believed Carrier By ANDREW ME1SELS NEW YORK (AP) - Health officials of two nation* 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 her• from Sao Paolo, Brazil, Aug. 11 on a plane with mor« than 80 other persons, in- Cannon said, "no defense what- Sunday, the U.S. Public Health ever exists at this time against Service gave vaccinations to more any military attack that might be than 400 others at Idlewild Air- •Mfkff A f^fimm* AlkA ——._-._ .* __ . . _ i 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 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 uiailu ._„.... ...„„- . City with the staggering task of r^wtthT^baTS?*" 1 ?'? running down all who may have ...---_. me . **• Here th * chief 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 than 300 persons at its centers Centers in the city and at the present capability of the Soviet airport were put on a round-the- clock schedule, while officials HIGH ABOVE EARTH H-Blast Creates Radiation Belt BOULDER, Colo. (AP)-A new and perhaps menacing radiation belt is in the atmosphere around the earth — put there, scientists say, by a United States high-altitude 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 program. 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 Cohn of the Minneapolis Sunday Tribune, Pr, 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 test blast last month was to greatly intensify the so-called Van Allen radiation ring. The new ring, he said, consists of high-energy H-bomb electrons, invisible atomic particles, which Mow the path of the earth's mag- 466 One Hour Martinlzing PRY CLEANING SALE Tun., Wri., Thuri., Aug. Jl- a, 23 Any 8 Pieces Cleaned 4c Pressed No Suedes, Uolhers, or Furs, 1-Pc. Garments count as 1 plects. Belli count QS I elect or IQc exlro. FOUR CONVENIENT MARTINIfINQ LOCATIONS Plenur luUdlng Southjjglt Shoeing Ctnttr Gnlawlch WupjUns City Ctnl«r netic equator. The Minneapolis 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. l 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 a matter of concern and it is 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, 1961. Dr. Van Allen said previous Soviet nuclear blasts had not affected the radiation belt. tried to hunt down the cab driyef 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 still is the task of finding the boy's fellow train passengers on the trip to Canada". The father says the family remained in its coach durine th« journey. * Most difficult of all is the task those who were in the n. -i I 77 the city health and be vaccinated. Most persons „, with department re_ news- the air that alt step forward no more than five years. 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 Sep. tember 25 as election day to determine whether Lake Chailes 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 meet* ing. 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 Little 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 meas« ure, 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 cogsjd- ered 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 tli« tax 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! Largest Stock of School Supplies in Southwest Louisiana. Shop Now, Avoid Last Minute Rush GIBSON'S DISCOUNT CENTER 3501 B¥AN

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