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EDITORIALS Attorney General's Budget Perhaps the chief reason why the State of Louisiana is in its present precarious financial position may be deduced by a study of the budget figures for the office of the State Attorney General, recently revealed. The budget for the office has increased almost 100 per cent since the beginning of the first term of the present incumbent. Jack P. F. Gremillion. In 1956-57. the budget for the attorney general was $193,668. In 1960-61, it was $385.544. The amount allocated for travel alone during that period rose from S6.751 to $40.565. These figures came forth when the Legislative Budget committee made public the attorney general's budget— which is the largest of the unclassified (according to civil service) payrolls in the state. An increase of almost 100 per cent in a period of four years is certainly a staggering increase. If every other department or agency of the state government increased its" budget by the same ratio, the state would be bankrupt in a matter of months. It seems that this sort of thing is happening with regularity under the Davis administration. Costs of state agencies and bureaus, and the gubernatorial office itself, have obviously risen higher and faster than they have ever risen before. Are all of these increases necessary? We find it difficult to believe that they are. Attorney General Gremillion has been quoted as saying that the increase in his budget is not alarming. Every man is entitled to his opinion, even an attorney general, but we feel that we must disagree with Attorney General Gremillion. In fact, we find that an increase of 25 per cent a year for the past four years is indeed an alarming increase. Attorney General Gremillion has been quoted farther as saying that the increased cost is due to increased litigation. We realize, of course, that the long list of losing battles that Attorney General Gremillion has waged in federal court in vote registrar and school cases have taken time and money. Somehow, however, we doubt Attorney General Gremillion's statement that he has "been in court every day." The list of speeches that Attorney General Gremillion has been making about the state, before various service clubs and civic groups, seems to prove that, on some days at least, he has not been in court. He has found time to send up quite a few political balloons regarding his own gubernatorial aspirations. Another aspect of the attorney general's budget bears investigating. That is the aspect of nepotism. According to the budget figures released by the Legislative Budget committee, the payrolls of the attorney general's department list four employes named Gremillion. The attorney general later explained that the other three are Valerian Gremillion, a second cousin; Genoa Gremillion, his mother; and Jack Gremillion Jr., his son. We have no wish to cast aspersions upon the ability or the industry of any of the Gremillions. but we feel constrained to question the wisdom of the attorney general in hiring his own relatives to state jobs. We are opposed to political nepotism. We are opposed to it in the case of the President of the United States, even if the President's relatives do serve without pay. We are opposed to it in the case of Rep. T. A. Thompson, who has his wife on his office staff in Washington, and who arranged for the appointment of his sister as postmaster at Eunice. We are opposed to it in the case of the Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal district, where the brother-in-law of Port Director John Groh is an executive at one of the port's subsidiary plants, and where the brother of T. K. Stitzlein. a member of the Board of Commissioners, is an employe. Extravagance and political nepotism are two evils with which Louisiana has long been inflicted, but which she can well do without. Legislators' Rebuttal Tonight a group of Louisiana state senators and representatives will present their answer to the administration of Governor Jimmie Davis. This rebuttal grew out of an unusual step taken by Governor Davis recently when he solicited free time from a number of state television and radio stations to report on his administration. Many of those listening decided the governor's address was little more than a politically-partisan "whitewashing" of his own conduct of the state's affairs for the past two years. In his address, the governor tried to explain why he opposed such legislation as bills calling for the investment oi idle state funds, the "deadhead" bill, and a great many of the recommendations of the "Little Hoover" commission. The net result of the governor's television appeal, judging from its reception, has been small. Indeed, it would appear that the governor would have been politically wiser had he re- frained from saying anything. The bald truth of the matter is that the governor has put on a poor performance in the gubernatorial mansion, and his smooth phrasings, and public- entertainer manner have not been able to conceal the fact. In addition, he has roused the ire of more than a dozen senators and representatives, who have not let the matter die. They or their representatives are scheduled to make a rebuttal address tonight. There is certain to be no comfort for Governor Davis in this address, and it might well mean a magnification of the difficulties he is already facing. A cat that investigated a floor fan in motion and got tangled with it didn't lose any of his nine lives, but he lost about 50 per cent of his curiosity. ''These stockings are so sheer and serviceable that many women wear nothing else." — From a show window card. What.' no shoes? THE WORLD TODAY Mceres/denfs Finish Last By JAMES MARLOVV Associated Press News Analyst WASHINGTON rAP)-The Eisenhower-Kennedy handling of the presidency—a policy of let's be nice and not get mad at anybody —has mixed blessings. President Kennedy has stuck with it except for his bout with Big Steel. This policy may as-sure great personal popularity. But the popularity does not necessarily rub otf on the party. And it's a policy which raises a natural question: Does it make for a great presidency'.' President Eisenhawer, for instance had immense personal popularity. But a recent poll of 75 historians not only didn't pul him among Ihe great or near- gieat presidents but placed him away down among Ihe average. Eisenhower, alter watching for 20 years the head-banging tactics at Presidents Roosevell and Truman when they got angry, particularly with Congress, took a directly opposite course. Through two terms he sought to run the presidency with an air of great calm. He almost never deviated from this policy. With his political philosophy of calling no names, he was called none. ; By throwing no mud, he avoided getting splattered. He did nothing to spoil the image of himself and thus gave no one else a chance to. This absence of domestic friction no doubt was one of the great keys to his popularity, If he had been constitutionally permitted to run for a third term, and wanted to, he almost certainly would have been re-elected. President Kennedy watched this Eisenhower technique for eight years from his seat in the Senate. With the exception of Kennedy's blowup with the steel industry, he has followed this technique rather than the more direct, aggressive reactions of Roosevelt and Truman. But while the voters could approve Roosevelt, Truman and Eisenhower—as their re-elections showed—they did not have Ihe same feeling toward their parties. In Roosevelt's case Ihe voters, Ihrough his whole presidency, in each eleclion gave his Democrals control of Congress while reelecting him three times. It was mixed with Truman who, when he took office in 1945, in- herited a Democratic congress from Roosevelt. In the first election after 1946, the Democratic Congress was replaced by one run by Republicans. In 1948 Truman was elected; along with a Democratic Congress. The voters gave him a , Democratic Congress again in 1950. In Eisenhower's first two years the record of his Republican Coni g r e s s was unimpressive. The Democrats got control in the 1954 elections, and in the next two eleclions, even though Eisenhower was being reelected. Eisenhower retained tremendous popularity but it didn'l help his party's congressional candidates. The record of Kennedy's first Congress, run by his Democrats, is also unimpressive. In November it faces its first election test. .Still, Kennedy's popularity remains high. The difference between greatness and great popularity—in the ians—was shown in f 75 historians taken Schlesinger Sr. of Harson, Arthur Jr., also historian, is a Kennedy 'Nickel-Plated' PEARSON SAYS Press Corps P/'/ofs Grounded JAMBALAYA Language Barriers SOMEBODY IS ALWAYS MOffKEYtfta with the language. No wonder Johnny can't read. The latest idea is to change the Alphabet. A number of English educators (that's referring to the country- England—rather than to the language—English) have decided that there aren't enough symbols in our Alphabet. They have devised what they call the Augmented Roman or AR alphabet. It is perfectly .horrible. All the X's and the Q's have been omitted, but they have added 19 new letters. A group of 1,000 British children have been taught the new AR alphabet during the past year. The result, it says here, is that the children do not encounter difficulties that arise under the old alphabet, which has four different sounds for the letter' o, not to mention nine more ways to spell those same four sounds. When the children have mastered the AR alphabet, they no longer have any doubt as to how words printed in it should be pronounced. * * * THERE HAVE BEEN SPORADIC ATTEMPTS to simplify spelling in the United States. Theodore Roosevelt was a great one for simplified spelling. As a result, a lot of people who were learning their ABCs back around 1906 still can't spell. Colonel Robert McCormick, publisher of the Chicago Tribune, was a simplified spelling addict, and his newspaper was always printing stories about "frate rates" which nobody could understand, uhtil some intelligent bartender 'pointed out that the Colonel was talking about "freight rates." Of course, language itself changes continually. In transition from one country to another changes occur. That is why a Britisher finds it difficult to understand a Southern (USA) drawl. Spelling changes, too. "Colour" becomes "color." "Theatre" becomes "theater." "Aesthetic" becomes "esthetic." The use of slang has multiplied the difficulties of learning American English for both foreigners and English English. How would you say jitter-bug in French? Well, tha French don't. They just picked up the word: "Le jitterbug en 3 lecons." Wine, women and song? Maurice Chevalier translated this phrase into French as "Champagne, Danseuses et Stylographe." The Israeli theater in Tel Aviv, attempting to translate the Americanism "drop dead," finally hit on an ex- Ipression which, translated li'erally, was "Maybe you'll idie." 4 TUES., AUGUST 2,, ,962, On*, Am,ri«.«, Lake Charles American Press SIXTY-SIXTH YEAR Published VYeek Day and Sunday Morning --- _ 1 h r'^§"c^v 0 ef yIAt I EtD h ePuRi f 5 L ,.„,„„«,„«, 0 , ,„ , he i wen « on AP new» dispatuiei. Phon « »"«i r • ° x C«m«r Ptr -*U»iCEIPTION 4$c Bv Corner Pe< 'Ceor .... ii to rf w < S 1 !«""»*"*•, Coicgji«u Cameron and Jefferson Duvij pa \^i/.rtX Y ^.i? 0lfll¥ ' Ptr '*" l '°' 00; sun * sun * v Cn( .— .- r, i ......... , ............ — -------- ............ - gnl*r«d ct UokeChorlw Pojl Office QS Second Closj Mail Moller Und«r Acl of Conar*»» March Z U7» - - — - - Roosevelt among the great presi dents, along with Lincoln, Washington, Wilson and Jefferson. They placed Roosevelt third behind Lincoln and Washington. They put Truman in the near- great class: behind Jackson, 'Theodore Roosevelt and Polk bul ihead of John Adams and Cleve- I land, ; The historians pul Eisenhower ;away down on their list—nth among the 12 presidents listed as j average, just ahead of Andrew 'Johnson. Next came the two they i classed as I.Harding. By JACK ANDERSON (Copyright, 1962, By The Bell Syndicate) (Editor's Note: Drew Pearson Is on a news lour of European trouble spots. In his absence, his column is written by his associate. Jack Anderson.) WASHINGTON. — A SENIOR airline pilot, who allegedly was caught imbibing before taking up a White House charter flight, has been quietly grounded for "chronic alcoholism." This rare action was taken by the Federal Aviation agency last week against swashbuckling, hard- drinking Reece Boyd, a tall, ruddy Irishman, whose reputation for wine and women is the lalk of the Washington National airport. He recently shed his fourth wife, a Canadian brunette named Myrna, although his right hip sti'll bears the tattoo; "I Love Myrna." Earlier, he was suspended by American airlines, but his fina'l discharge is awaiting the outcome of an appeal. As a Washington-based pilot, Boyd sometimes drew White House charter flights. Ground crewmen claim they caught him drinking before he flew White House correspondents to Palm Beach, Fla., last December to cover the President's dramatic visit to his stricken father. They tried to stop Boyd from taking the flight, but he brushed them aside, they say. However, American air 1 i n e s' able chief pilot, W. F. Bettwy, insists Boyd was totally sober before take-off. "We don't treat these charters lightly," Bettwy told this column. "I was with him right up to the point of departure. His trip was absolutely satisfactory." Hospitalized last month for a snake bite, Boyd was diagnosed is an "alcoholic" after he broke out of the hospital twice in search of whiskey. He is now holed up at a remote farm near Syria, Va., unreachable for comment. * * * AT LEAST ONE WHITE House vote may be cast against the President's brother, Teddy, next month in Massachusetts Democratic showdown for the senate. This minority ballot should come from Arthur Schlesinger Jr., one of the hard-boiled eggheads around President Kennedy, unless the publication of his inlenlion causes him lo cave in. For he has been careful not lo mention his opposition to Teddy above a woeful whisper. To intimate friends, however, Schlesinger has confided how he feels; he considers the youngest Kennedy politically immature, believes he should have had more seasoning before grabbing for the senate. It may be mere coincidence thai Schlesinger's father is an adviser to the National Committee for an Effective Congress, which issued a blistering, three-page attack upon Teddy last week. Both the Senior Schlesinger and the committee have denied that he had anything to do with preparing the blast. But il is known thai he agrees wilh his son about Teddy's candidacy. Note — Both Schiesingers, intellectual pillars at Harvard, vote in Massachusetts. ¥ ¥ * CAPITALISM'S Jl E R 0 J C i fession the olher day upon the i senate floor. j Despite all his ringing speeches extolling big business and free i enterprise, Goldwater adm i 11 e d his faith in capitalism received :such a jolt after the 1929 stock market crash that he no longer owns a share of stock. This heresy came out during a upon sometimes sneaking into sect t j coves by boat, sometimes swoop- CONTRACTIONS PLAY A LARGER part in the dozen after- language today than ever before, and their usage will i s domain < pro bably increase. We say "Ike" and "JFK" and "FBI" 0 K 6 C r t „ 1 IITTTVTII 1 HUT A T,/~\ 1> "UN" and _. Our great-grandchildren probably will find it easier ing over treetops by plane to de- uur great-grandchildren probably will find it easier liver arms to the guerrillas and ° read contractions than we do today. Newspaper usage pamphlets to the people. las brought about a narrowing of the space between His latest exploit- he flew over' words ' and il is not outside the realm of possibility that ; Cuba's northernmost Pinar D e I < al lwordspacingwillbeeliminatedby2500Ap. Rio province last week and lit-1 We read from left to right, but Ssmiti imitic and Chinese ,. . i ° auuiig discussion of the stock market I a ture • j I m r • * « _. ._ . I MfcMl V« mo province last week and lit-| Y¥C *cetu juum icit iu ngm, out osrnmc ana v^nmesB tered the streets of two Castro; script are read from right to left. On the other hand, stroneholds with anti.r.aatrn liter, the ancient Phoenicians not nnlv wrntp without, word strongholds with anti-Castro liter He took off from a secret Carib- the ancient Phoenicians not only wrote without word spacing, but alternated their lines. One line read left to right and the next right to left. i with Missouri Sen. Stuart Syming- ' | on i "e iuuiv un irujn a secret ^ano- vjnc ime icctu ieiu iu rigui auu uie IIC.M, iigiii iu leu. ' "I have lost on the slock mar bean base ' located u P° n * frlen d's | This they called "boustrophedonic," the pattern their ket break," confided Svmincton" I S rn J; ^ , 4 a - m ; l ast "^aday, , as I oxen made as they plowed their farm lands. One had to !"and am *,r« th» .on»t n r fm« I l ]? e first ? low of dawn Unged the read forwards and backwards, like this: and am sure the senator from i e rs rizona has, too." East ' rn ^-engine plane Cuban naval sta " marines opened fire The result would be something like slevart eye eht hcihw ni senil eseht in alternating directions, turning fo daetsni ",worruf" eht fo dne eht ta traveling unproductively back to the .enil txen eht fo trats If all these innovations and possibilities were to be , "No," said Goldwater, shaking ° ar< * JJJ « .his handsome head, "because thel" 0 " at ^ rtcz I senator from Arizona does not own ' Castro. „,—„„ 1 a share of stock. I became smart with sma11 arms; but F i o r i n i 1 in 1929. made a bee-line for Las Mar* * • | tinas, flying at a daring 800 feet. MUCH TO THF DISCOMFI ' ^'" five-man crew dumped 100,-; ~ ~ —~ ~ • — - — ..*» f,wuu»u*»>i.iv,u »w.i<, m ^/^ ! lure of U. S. authorities, Fran: 000 freedom leaflets upon the two fruitfu/1 ' somre , day, our great-great-great-grandchildren Fiorini, an incurable f r e e d o m \ towns - j fighter, is waging his own private I Then he headed back over the war against the man he helped Caribbean, leaving behind an in- bring to power in Cuba — Dicta- i furiated Castro screaming about • ;tor Fide! Castro. ("invasion planes." j Fiorini has been trying to recti- j Only slightly less annoyed were j fy this mistake ever since Castro the American authorities who! turned Cubas dream of democ- don't like U. S. citizens conduct-' racy into a communist nightmare. ; ing unauthorized, hostile raids : The husky, handsome soldier of i against foreign countries. I YOUR HEALTH Scorpion Hysteria By Dr. Theodore R. Van Dellenling; well and complained only of may start off reading their fairy tales: "Wuntz upawn a tiem, etc." Or maybe even "Wuntzupawnatiemthaerwurfievli .ctE, eepeetaniginvilsnuidnlled —TS BUSINESSTMIRROR Investing Abroad ; (Copyright 1962: By The Chicago 0 { ^ Tribune) i charged after 48 hours. Scorpion bites are not unusual A scorpion bite can be serious in southwestern United States and > and tne specific antivenin is the Mexico but are news when they; most effective mode of treatment, occur in Canada. Furthermore,! The lack of this product in the they are likely to stir up consid- United States and Canada dem- erable medical consternation. onstrates the dearth of serious re- This is exactly what happened actions to these bites. It also when a Toronto food inspector: snows the need fo »' less hysteria i opened up a crate of tomatoes ! and a calmer approach on the and was bitten on the thumb by! P art of Physican and patient when a scorpion. The victim was i rushed to the hospital, where an a scorpion bites. imsiieu iu me nospuai, wnere an —.. — ~~..»... ...•. u.. 0 »vt. of over , ; attempt was made to prevent the i t J. uestlon . s °n medical topics if a branches e " f '™ tin " 10 the en - Sed enVe '° Pe By SAM DAWSON AP Business News Analyst NEW YORK (AP) - The grass isn't looking quite so green on the other side of the fence to many American investors. The rush of business investment abroad is slackening, the Department of Commerce reports. Opportunities for quick profits have lost some of their luster and political uncertainties have grown in some areas. But many U.S. corporations have announced increases for capital spending abroad this year and a sizable number have appropriated amounts equal to last year. Totals compiled by the Commerce Department, however, show a slowdown in the buildup n _ ,._ p. ,, ... wiuw a siowaown in me ou naup SJ*" D f L,* 1 Lf"r:°f overseas "utaidlariM and „ into the general circulation and paralyzing > accompanles re( l u est- the nervous system. A tourniquet TOMORROW: Infection was applied above the elbow, the rheumatoid arthritis, hand was immersed in cracked ice, and a local anesthetic and! SYMPATHETIC EVE a n This rush of investment money abroad was one of the phenomena of the 1950s. Investments abroad tripled during the decade. Foreign assets of U.S. companies grew at .v-v,, UMU a IUV.BI auc.-iuicui. auu j —.......».,».,,,,_• t^ f r j i a faster rate than did their do- an antihislamine were injected c - B. writes: If a person has a ' mestic ones, jusl above the site of Ihe bile, cataract in one eye, does the oth- Along with the financing of sub- The poison control center in , e r eye become sympathetic to it? isidiaries abroad, Ihf re was large Toronto was called for advice and! Reply purchasing of slock in foreign to find out whether scorpion anli- j No, Dut there is no reason why j companies and of foreign bonds, j serum could be oblained. It re-| a cataract cannot develop in the : All of this was part of the out- ! ~ ' !t - ul - in all of'other eye. Many people have cat-1 flow of dollars that troubled the figure. Investments in U.S. firm* increased an average rale of $350 million a year. American investments abroad far outstripped this. It now totals more than $30 billion. The biggest year was 1957 when American companies added $3.8 billion to their investments in foreign subsidiaries and branches. The big lure was the striking industrial growth rate of Western Europe. In 1960 investments of new money came lo $1.7 billion, and $1.2 billion of retained earnings also was poured inlo the expansion move. Last year this had dropped to $1.5 billion of new money plus $1 billion of retained profits. The department thinks this slowdown is continuing this year. U also believes other forms of investment abroad are slowing this year. These include new purchases of foreign slocks and bonds, which rose last year to $1 billion, up from $850 million in 1960; and bank loans and other short term investments, which last year rose to $1.5 billion from $1.3 billion the year before. The reasons the foreign investments pastures look less green this year, the department'says: "Reduced growth rates in Europe, unsettled conditions in Latin America and economic difficulties in Canada." ported none available Canada and suggested snake an-1 aracts in both eyes and surgery j money managers. •u i* i ( V4 *-414 U(tV4 OMb-C^t^OlV^U OllUrVU U*l ! "" — •-..• — -j **** W»IM WUA O / tivenin as a temporary measure.! | s suggested when practical vision Most troublesome of all pei But the general picture doesn't av-vi jjJVJj U)JIJ V UJJJJJ, HI 01 CUJHJ «Cl I ---.^ .- -—o ing the New York City depart-i the other deficit in payments which found ment of health and poison control EFFECTS OF DIUKETICS i ------ - •center. They had none in slock. M. S. R. writes: Are there any its dramatic form in the drain of U.S. gold. Later, this poison control cen- dangers or benefits in taking a! This was far from a one-way ter reported in the New York; diuretic for high blood pressure! street. Foreign direct investments ! Stale Journal of Medicine how j for a number of years? they called zoos, museums, phar- j Reply maceulical companies, armed' There are many benefils and service installations, public health the only danger stems from the| in this country totalled $7 billion in I960, more than double (he 1950 Reply w< T j.-fc. •< *-->vu*iiU I tlSJ'U, fXMt/4 Jl> IIVM'Vll »**v **ffij v>tr***£ v* w*%««*«*? ** V*** 1*4 W MVf'Df V and medical laboratories, the aa-iloss of too much potassium tromi 'r e |i the individual lo lie down tional clearing house for poison the body. A deficiency of this.and call the physician Hospitali- control centers, and Ihe director chemical leads to thirst, bitter: za tj on usually is needed because of poisonous animals laboratory taste, indigestion, weakness, and transfusions may he necessary. at the Arizona stale university, i fatigue. Address inquiries lo: No luck. The only source of sup- HEMORRHAGE FIRST All) , Dr. Theodore R. Van Dellen ply was a laboratory in Mexico J. L. writes: What first aid; Tribune Syndicate, " n y- measures should be used when aj Tribune Tower, Meanwhile, the patient was do-' person hemorrhages froai ulcer? | Chicago, 111. • * • --T-. ^* w o****** w»iue»~ way have announced the spending this year will top last year's outlay. Others have stressed that the plan to spend more overseas if Congress doesn't change present methods of taxing profits on such subisidiades-that is, taxing them when they are brought back as dividends rather than when they are earned abroad. Corporate plans have more than lax prospects hanging over them. The slowdown in the European growth rate didn't become apparent until recently. And perhaps this ii one reason tiie Department of Commerce UUJUM investment (rends may be in for § change.

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