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ttteftimt ttfrtfte i suits et, *••* MI til* 4924 COU fiiii Iftttd Wrrt Stftfet ftf iHitit ftm cow. Lake Charles American Bress HOME EDITION 5 CENTS LAKE CHARLES, LA,, ftmSBAY, AtldrtJSf 16 PAGES Ctoody to fwrtty ctoody an* war* ttrwrtfi Wednesday with scattered tfitffldtewh<»ws. to* toffight «. Higli Watosday & winds mostly sotrtbewtwly g-ii m.p.h. NUMBER 25,067 BRAZILIAN AIR CRASH CLAIMS 13 Council Finally Votes Sales Tax Election By JIM BEAM The Lake Charles City Council settled down to business Monday and approved an ordinance calling for an election September 25 at which Voters will decide if Lake Charles is to have a one per cent sales tax. In a lengthy but orderly session, the council approved the sales tax ordinance by a unanimous vote. The September election will be the third attempt to levy the city tax. Two earlier elections resulted in defeat for the tax proposal. A resolution asking permission of the State Bond and Tax Board to hold the election also gained unanimous approval. A resolution Increase in City Budget Is Minor A $1,517,000 budget for 1962-631 Budget figures released by was presented to the Lake Mayor Roberts do not take into Charles city council at its regular account the proposed city sales meeting Monday. tax if the tax is approved. In the The new budget shows a minor i event the tax is approved, a re- increase over the 1961-62 figures. Covering a fiscal year from Oc- vised budget will be presented endorsing the need for a sales and use tax passed by a vote of 5-2. Councilmen Isreal LaFleur and A. J. (Tubby) Lyons voting against the resolution. Lyons said, "I cannot endorse the need for a sales tax under the conditions of this ordinance." Lyons had earlier attempted to add two amendments to the ordinance, both of which were defeated by votes of 5-2. Lyons and LaFleur voted for the amendments. One of the Lyons' amendments called for earmarking tax funds to provide for raises recommended by the ways and means committee which had recommended the sales tax proposal. The second amendment provided that a vote on the tax would come up every five years to determine if the tax should be continued. LaFleur said the purpose of the tober 1 to September 30, the pres-' an increase in city personnel, cnt city budget is estimated to run about $1,515,123. Mayor Alfred E. Roberts said the department budgets, submitted August 7, exceeded anticipated revenues by $79,322 and that it was necessary to trim salary funds to bring the upcoming budget into balance. He said the new budget tentatively sets a reduction of 20 em- ployes _ eight firemen, four policemen and eight in the public works department. However, he added that he docs not believe the reductions will be made because some way wil be found of raising the additional revenue needed to keep city lo the city council providing for ' ax was 1° " us e more people on personnel at the present level, Revenues have increased only slightly over the two budget periods, and some are estimated to be lower in the coming fiscal pe- Foes of Davis Facing Local TV Blackout There will be a television "blackout" in Lake Charles tonight for the reply of a vocal minority in the legislature to a recent "state of the state" address by Gov. Jimmie Davis. the deadhead bill and I strongly object to that." LaFleur has been an outspoken critic of the proposal. A number of interested citizens spoke for and against the tax ordinance at Monday's four-hour meeting. Former city commissioner Sam Tarleton asked the council if the tax was for an indefinite time to which the council said yes. Tarleton also wanted to know if the council planned to borrow on 11 More Missing When DCS Liner Fails on Takeoff By TOM MASTEftSON RIO DE JANEIRO (AP)—A Brazilian jetliner with 104 persons aboard skidded off the runway on takeoff Monday night, plowed through a thick concrete seawall and dived m flames into Guanabara Bay. Most of the passengers were rescued or scrambled to safety. Officials said at least 13 persons were killed and "I hospitalized with shock, burns and other injuries in Brazil's fourth major air disaster in 10 months. The big DCS stayed afloat for 15 minutes after hitting the water and then sank to the muddy bottom in 15 feet of water. "Some bodies may still be in the plane," a fire department official said. Officials said 11 passengers were missing but some were known to have survived and left the airport without notifying anyone. Joe Cooper of DeSoto parish will be carried over local radio station KLOU, however, at 7 p.m. The radio station is giving a group of 16 state representatives and sen- were ie on hen asked if any of the funds dedicated, Mayor Alfred: a revised budget! provided for use of some money but none had been dedicated for the election. Council President C. M. (Jack) WHERE PLANE CRASHED — Cross locates the approximate point in Rio de Janeiro's Guanabara Bay where a Brazilian jetliner with 102 persons aboard crashed into the water .* on takeoff. An estimated 12 persons were killed and 11 missing in the accident as the plane veered in taking off from Galeao airport. (AP Wire- photo). riod. Major revenue sources are the seven mill property lax, tobacco license fees, — •* — ' -— » "" » vff* wub**> vtiJ r ww MJJUiJ^ily t • 1 • ators equal time to discuss some i Jacks ? n saj d if the tax passed ev- of the items covered by Governor ; e . ry Clty em P%e with the excep Davis. Cooper is spokesman the group. State Rep. Jesse Knowles, a! Mayor Roberts said that if the . for tl .°" of elec ted officials would be i§ lvcn salat 7 raises. tax, occupational three mill street lax, electrical franchises court fines. jhad refused to grant the group!'" tne budget, to be presented to Revenue changes from the 1961-1 equal time. He said that he and; tne council on October 1, provi- 112 fiscal year to the 1962-63 pe- Sen ' ~ " " improvement' member of the group, said that| sales lax is approved in the Sep- hises and city, television station KPLC-TV here ''ember 25 election he will include Solons Call Quick Meeting To Study N. O. Mixing Plan riod are expected to be: property tax, $413,000 to $415,500; tobacco tax, $302,650 to $315,000; occupational license tax, $244,000 to street improvement tax, to $178,000; electrical franchises, $71,100 to $71,000; city court fines, $65,000 to $60,000. Budget figures for the new year are only $1,877 higher than the previous year in spite of salary increases for personnel. $245,000; $177,000 , . A. C. Clemens, also a mem-! sions for the addition of 18 police- ^!"j 5 'i' of the group, were unsuccess- men - 34 firemen and six perma- P T ,, P ber ful in buying time tonight. They were, however, offered time at a later date to discuss local issues in the legislature. Eleven Louisiana television and ncnt employes in the public works department plus six seasonal workers. When questioned about dismissal of some city employes if the ABE'S BEEF TALK It Is a known fact — when you believe In a thlna—you can really sell It. We believe In our beef. We know the quality we are handling—we are "rrv Hrnicmdinq nnd exactlna In our selection. It has to be lust right for our customers or we re|ect It, It Is aged properly — and always cut to your specifications — not a set standard as so many places. 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The Orleans Parish School Board Monday night adopted a long-range plan to desegregate public schools. Rep, Garrett, Claiborne Parish, said the committee had no urgent legislative problems "at this lime." He said the committee had "other business we need to take up at this time, before the fall semester begins." The segregation committee traditionally has fought all concessions to desegregation orders. The Orleans School Board ap- fayettc. KALB-TV in Alexandria has also refused to give the time, ac- sal if at all possible. When the question of the cost of the September election came cording to Scn7 B. H. Rogers. Aj u P. Lyons said he had checked radio station in Alexandria is ex- with the Calcasieu Parish clerk of pected to carry Cooper's speech Wednesday. court's office and an estimate of five to six thousand dollars was Cooper is expected to discuss quoted, the controversial Baker bank, the City Attorney Warren Hood said vetoed "anti-deadhead" bill and some of the election commission- the defeated Code of Ethics in his e ''s were going to work without speech. These are topics w h i c h pay and there would be no charge were also covered by the gover-;for the use of voting machines, nor in his television and radio appearance. EL C1IARRO MEXICAN RESTAURANT Delicious Mexican Dishes Also American Foods 2917 Ryan — HE 6-6301 Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. Wcstennan, owners FREE Your picture made in just 10 seconds by MISS POLAROID (Faye Cranberry — Former Lake Charles Beauty Queen, now a New York Model) WEDNESDAY 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. MAC'S CAMERA SHOP Bring the Children! Preparing to move to NEW LOCATION Liquidating our complete summer line of Ladies' ready-to-wear and lingerie. All merchandise direct from factory. Everything priced to sell immediately! NO REASONABLE OFFER REFUSED! Sale Starts Promptly at 9 a.m. Wednesday, August 22 and continues through Thursday, August 30 FACTORY DISCOUNT HOUSE 8708 Kirkman Hood was not certain about the cost of the election. Heaf Triggers Midwest Storms proved its desegregation plan apparently with blessings of the committee appointed by Gov. Jimmie H. Davis which has been monitoring the school board's ac- The Panair do Brasil airliner carrying 93 passengers and crew of 11 stopped over here on a flight from Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Lisbon, Portugal. A stewardess, Fernada Fortunata, was the only crew member reported killed. H was not determined immediately whether any Americans were aboard. The plane was taking off from Galeao Airport on Governor's Island near Rio when it went out of control. An airline official said the pilot, Renato Cesar, reported that when he tried to lift the DCS off the runway, it failed to respond normally. The aircraft's radio operator, Osmar Anterio Ferreira, said one engine began shaking as the plane approached the takeoff point. "The pilot tried to stop the plane," he said, "but it was going too fast and we skidded off the end of the runway and crashed into the water." the Seven Persons Are Killed as Train Rams Car TEMPLE CITY, Calif. rAP)- A crack passenger train whipping through the darkness Monday night plowed into a car killing seven persons including a family of four, sheriffs deputies re"ported. The train, Southern Pacific's Sunset bound for New Orleans. ground on for nine city blocks before it came to a halt. The auto was lodged partly under it, compressed nearly flat. None of the train's 20 cars or three locomotive units were derailed. All the dead were traveling in the auto. The body of one man was thrown clear. The others had to be cut from the wreckage with tivities. Two other Louisiana parishes By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Lethal storms which spawned hail, hard driving rain and lightning in the Midwest and Northeast lost some sting today but the South continued to sizzle. The storms erupted Monday night and early Tuesday, triggered by a flow of hot air meeting Monday's action on the tax ord- a . P ush of cold air over the na- ._.._. t>. . ... i tr\**'n m \AA\n o/irtii/\r»r» *ir\rt ^Trtt't n_ inance came after two council delays. The proposal was on the east - tion's middle sections and North- agenda for August 15 and August 17 meetings of the council, but a At least five deaths were blamed on the storms. diana during an when their home electric storm was struck by quorum was not present at those i Temperatures zoomed up to the i meetings. ! - WANTED SEAMSTRESS EXPERIENCED IN MAKING SLIP COVERS CAYTON INTERIORS 103 Lucille St. a lightning bolt and burned. Winds up to hurricane force hammered Grand Isle, in northern Vermont, during a violent hail and rain storm. Severe wind storms also were reported in nearby areas and in Pittsburgh, in northeastern New York. The violent weather also hit areas to the west. Winds ranging from 60 to 80 m.p.h. swept Allenlown and Philipsburg, Pa. Another belt of thunderstorms rumbled across sections of Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois and lower Michigan. Damaging wind storms raked western Kansas. A tornado was reported sighted northwest of ANNOUNCING the opening of 11EBERT & HAYES, INC. Ignition Specialists Maqncto — Generators Regulators — Starters 2125 Hodges Ph. 433-5836 DRY CLEANING SALE „ Wed., Thurs., Frl., Sat. Suits grid Plain Dresses 85c Pants and Skirts 3 for *1 Free Pick-up and Delivery Minimum Bundle J1.70 C.O.D. 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Three men—a caretaker and two factory workers—-were killed during the Cleveland storm. have been ordered to desegregate public schools with "all deliberate speed" — East Baton Rouge here and rural St. Helena northeast of here. St. Helena opened its schools last week without any hint of desegregation. Garrett said joint legislative committee members and "other key people" would take part in the discussions.- The committee met in offices of state education Supt. Shelby M. Jackson. The segregation chairman declined to give any further information about the closed - door meeting. Another matter which possibly could be up for discussion was the federal contempt proceedings against top educators and director Rex Smelser of the Sowela Vocational-Technical School at Lake Charles. Jackson, President William Dodd of the state Board of Education and the other 10 members of (he Education Board have been or dered to show cause, along with Smelser, why they should not be held in contempt for failure to desegregate the trade school as ordered. torches. Engineer E. F. Knoff said he angle, plowed through a thick, 4- foot-high reinforced concrete wall and across a road, and plunged into the bay. Two engines were ripped off before the plane stopped in deep m -1 and about 15 feet of water some 50 yards from shore. The didn't see the car coming, "but I felt it hit and saw sparks flying from the front of the (train) engine." He said he was traveling 40 to 45 miles per hour. The victims were identified tentatively from papers found on them and in the car as all from California: Joe Kendell Donnell, 22; his wife, Dixie Lee, 19, and their children, Kathleen, 2, and Kendell. 1, of La Puente; Stanley Earl Peacock, 19, and Madonna L. Finlay, 18, both also from La Puente, and Wanda Carol Boatwright, 18, of Rio Linda, Sacramento County. The auto bore a South Dakota as irom snore. I he i icense registered, sheriff's depu- he wreckage about tics saidi to a Mike Bollingerr0 ( 500 yards farther out. Salim Naiur, one of the passengers, said the plane's right wing was on fire when the aircraft hit the water. One rescuer said he recovered five bodies from the submerged wreckage and pulled so many other persons to safety that he lost count. Panair said 75 passengers boarded the plane in Rio and seven in Sao Paulo. The remaining 10 presumably boarded in Buenos Aires, a spokesman said. Timberlake, S.D. MSC to Close For Two Days McNeese State college will be Greek Alphabet Typewriters Taken CHARLESTON, The burglar who Ortego Pair To Face Trial In November OBERLIN iSpl.) - Bernard Marcantel, district attorney for Allen and Jeff Davis parishes, said today that the murder trials of Abel Ortego, 45, and his wife, Anita, 29, both of Elton, will take place during the week of November 12. Marcantel said that Abel Ortego will be tried first and will be defended by John Navarre, Oakdale attorney, stole two type- Mrs. Ortego will be defended W. a. (API- closed Thursday and Friday due; writers from St. John's Greek Orto construction on the campus, college officials 'announced today. Two elderly women died in In- Regular office hours, 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., will be resumed on Monday, August 27. Electrical power will be cut off at the school during the two days to allow work crews to continue with installation conditioning in thodox church probably wishes he were Greek alphabet Mouser and Holmes Mouser, both Oakdale attorneys. A 11 three defense attorneys were ap- City Given Brief Respite From Heat Lake Charles is getting a brie! respite from an otherwise extremely hot August with scattered showers cooling off some areas. The official ram gauge at the airport did not measure any rain yesterday but the Weather Bureau reported "pretty h e a v y" showers in other areas, particularly inside the Lake Charles city | limits. An estimated .40 to .50 inches o£ rain fell in d o w n t o w n Lake Charles and Oak Park Monday afternoon. Sulphur Mines reported .13 inches and Mathieson .07 inches. The Weather Bureau reported .10 inches of rain last Thursday and a heavy .42 on August 14. Some rain fell on Augtist 2 and August 4 also at the airport. 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