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cou UmdWfrt , f trviet of Associated Pratt ttiilAS* T1W5 C0^» Lake Charles American Pre$s WEST CALCAS1EU.CAMERON EDITION 13 DIE Mmr iy to partly ckwdy and! thrmrgfi Wcdfle*fey tffffc Q tnUtnMlfSnOWftTS. I/ 0 W _ n. High WedSttsday ft. Winds mostly southeasterly «-!§ m.p.h. scattered 5 CENTS LABS ettAfiLES, LA., f UfcSDAY, AttGtJSt 21, 1962 16 PAGES BRAZIL AIR CRASH 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 lax 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 Cify Budget Is Minor A $1,517,000 budget for 1962-63 was presented to the Lake Charles city council at its regular meeting Monday. The new budget shows a minor increase over the 1961-62 figures. Covering a fiscal year from October 1 to September 30, the present 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 personnel at the present level. Revenues have increased only slightly over the two budget periods, and some are be lower in the coming fiscal period. Major revenue sources are the seven mill property tax, tobacco tax, occupational license fees, three mill street improvement tax, electrical franchises and city court fines. Revenue changes from the 1961«2 fiscal year to the 1962-63 period arc expected to be: property tax, $413,000 to $415,500; tobacco tax, $302,650 to $315,000; occupational license tax, $244,000 to $245,000; street improvement tax, $177,000 to $178,000; electrical franchises, $71,100 to $71,000; city court fines, $65,000 to $60,000. Budget figures for the new yenr are only $1,877 higher than the previous year in spite of salary increases for personnel. I Budget figures released by Mayor Roberts do not take into account the proposed city sales tax if the tax is approved. In the event the lax is approved, a revised budget will be presented to the city council providing for an increase in city personnel. ABE'S BEEF TALK It Is a known foci — when you believe In a thlnq—you can really sell I). We believe In our beef. We know the quality we are handling—we are •TP' H < i mandlno and exacting In our selection. It has to be lust right for our customers or we re|ect It. It Is aped properly — and always cut 1o your*specifications — not a set standard as so many places. We let you tell us how to cut and also how you want II wrapped. So treat yourself to quality and perfection—you can't '•-- r^'f! In nood fnlth always, Abe's one and only USDA cholct Omaha Cornfed heavy aged beef. Hindquarters Ib. 57c Trim Loins Ib. 79c Rib-I-Racks Ib. 69c Square Cut Chucks . .Ib. 49c Heavy Calf Hinds . Ib. 53c TOP THIRTY Wntcrmaid Rice, 10 Ibs. 1.10 Snowdrift 3 Ibs. 49c Gold Medal Klour 5 Ibs. 39c Fresh Hens Ib. 19c Swllt Jewel Salad Oil .gal. 1.29 Giant Rinso box 59c Grade A Eggs ... .3 doz. $1 Fresh Fryers Ib. 27c Seedless Grapes ... Ib. lOc Red Potaloes .10 Ibs. 39c Golden Bananas Ib. lOc Yellow Onions Ib. 5c Calif. Canlaloupes . .Ib. lOc Calif. Nectarines Ib. 19c Tender Golden Bantam Fresh Corn 5 ears 29c Calif. Plums Ib. 19c Fresh—Never Been Frozen Large Shrimp Ib. 89c Mod. Shrimp Ib. 79c Community Coffee . Ib. 49c Bordcn's Sliver Cow Milk 8 cans $1 Larae No. 2Vj Can Georala Elberta Peaches, 4 cans 89c Morrell Palace Thick Sliced Bacon 2 Ibs. 89c DEL MONTE Sweet Peas 5 cans $1 Creamed Corn ... .6 fans. $1 Tomato Catsup 5 for $1 Cut Beans 4 cans $1 Belly Crocker White, Yellow, D. F. Cake Mixes 3 boxes $i Donald Dock Froien 4 Oz. Orange Juice ... .2 cans 29c Como Tissue . . . .4 rolls 29c Alma Assorted Canned Vegetables, 7 cans $1 1833 Hwy. 14 Wed. through Sgt. Set I.G. ad for other specials OPEN ALL DAY SUNDAY Foes of Davis Facing Local TV Blackout There will be a television "blackout" in Lake Charles to, night for the reply of a vocal mi! nority in the legislature to a re- j cent "state of the state" address ,by Gov. Jimmie Davis. j The speech by Rep. 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 senators equal lime to discuss some of the items covered by Governor Davis. Cooper is spokesman for Ihe group. | State Rep. Jesse Knowles, a member of the group, said that television station KPLC-TV here 'had refused to grant the group ; equal time. He said lhat he and jSen. A. C. demons, also a member of Ihe group, were unsuccessful in buying lime lonight. They I were, however, offered time al a later date to discuss local issues in the legislature. Eleven Louisiana television and 14 radio stations will carry the program including KLOU here ' and KLFY-TV, Channel 10, in Lafayette. KALB-TV in Alexandria has also refused to give the lime, according lo Sen. B. H. Rogers. A radio station in Alexandria is ex- peeled to carry Cooper's speech ; Wednesday. Cooper is expected to discuss the controversial Baker bank, Ihe vetoed "anti-deadhead" bill and the defeated Code of Ethics in his speech. These are topics which were also covered by the governor in his television and radio appearance. EL CHARRO MEXICAN RESTAURANT Delicious Mexican Dishes Also American Foods 2917 Ryan — HE 6-6301 Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. Westerman, owners CD C C Your l~ K L L maclc in 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 2708 Kirkman 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 llic tax was to "use more people on Ihe deadhead bill and I slrongly objecl lo 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 Ihe lax was for an indefinite time to which the council said yes. Tarleton also wanted to know if the council planned to borrow on anticipated tax receipts. The council said the tax would be on a pay-as-you-go basis. When Tarleton asked if any of the funds were dedicaled, Mayor Alfred Roberts said a revised budget provided for use of some money but none had been dedicated for the election. Council. President C. M. (Jack) Jackson said if the tax passed every city employe with the exception of elected officials would be given salary raises. Mayor Roberts said that if the sales lax is approved in the September 25 election he will include in the budget, to be presenled lo the council on October ], provisions for the addition of 18 policemen, 34 firemen and six permanent employes in the public works department plus six seasonal workers. When questioned about dismissal of some city employes if the tax failed, Mayor Roberts said some other means of taxalion would be found to prevent dismissal if at all possible. When the question of the cost of Ihe September election came up, Lyons said he had checked with the Calcasieu Parish clerk of court's office and an estimale of five lo six Ihousand dollars was quoled. Cily Attorney Warren Hood said some of the election commissioners were going to work without pay and there would be no charge for the use of voling machines. Hood was not certain about Ihe cost of the election. Monday's action on the tax ordinance came after Iwo council delays. The proposal was on t h e agenda for August 15 and August 17 meetings of the council, but a quorum was not present at those meetings. 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 in flames into Guanabara Bay. Most of the passengers were rescued or scrambled to'safety. Officials said at least 13 persons were killed and 1't 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. 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 Forlu- nata, was the only crew member reported killed. Seven Persons Are Killed as Train Rams Car TEMPLE CITY, Calif. (AP)— A crack passenger train whipping through the darkness Monday night plowed into a car killing seven persons including a family of four, sheriff's deputies reported. The train, Southern Pacific's 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). It was not determined immedi- alely whether any Americans were aboard. The plane was taking off from Galeao Airport on Governor's Island near Rio when it went out of Sunset bound for New Orleans, ground on for nine city blocks before it came to a hall. The aulo was lodged partly under it. compressed nearly flat. None of the train's 20 cars or three locomotive units were derailed. control. An airline official said All the dead were traveling in lne the auto. The body of one man New Orleans School Board Seeks Modified Integration NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The, state legislators who sat in on ;New Orleans school board today Monday night's special meeting, begins legal preparation to try lo, Sen _ Charles Deichmann said j replace a court-ordered desegregation plan with a more moderate one of its own. the "board deserves a lot of credit." Rep. Edward F. LeBreton said the plan "is almost verbalim Basically, Ihe board wants to | lo what was discussed with the put off total integration of any school grade another year. operations which held secret meetings with the board last week. Before issuing its long-range plan, the board directed 127 Negro children admitted into 21 formerly all-white elementary schools this fall. This tolal includes 12 pilol, 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." (state) commillee. I'll just end i Negro pupils—Ihc only sludenls of up by saying, 'good luck,'. . ." | their race now allending formerly The board's plan-its first for-j The lawmakers, both of New j all - whi |e schools, mal blueprint for desegregation— | Orleans, are on the stale com-! Admission of the 127 children got favorable comment from twolmittee on Orleans Parish school j was passed in an emergency reso- — ilulion lo keep schools functioning ! until action is lakcn on the i board's plan by the federal courts. In a ruling earlier this month, .the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Ap- I peals ordered segregated school jdistricls abolished for the entire first grade this year. The board directed its attorney, diana during an electric storm,Samuel Rosenberg, to ask the when their home was struck by j appeals court Ihis week to rehear a lightning bolt and burned. its cas e and stay its Aug. 6 order. Heaf Triggers Midwesf Storms WANTED SEAMSTRESS EXPERIENCED IN MAKING SLIP COVERS CAYTON INTERIORS 103 Lucille St. 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, trigger| ed by a flow of hot air meeting a push of cold air over the nation's middle sections and Northeast. At least five deaths were blamed on the storms. Temperatures zoomed up to the 90s and 100-plus in Kansas, Illinois, .Missouri, the Ohio Valley, Pennsylvania and the Southland Monday. 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 Plallsburgh, in norlheaslern New York. The vio- lenl weather also hit areas to the west. Winds ranging from 60 to 80 m.p.h. swept Allentown and Philipsburg, Pa. Another belt of thunderslorms rumbled across sections of Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois and lower Michigan. Damaging wind storms raked western Kansas. A tornado | was reported sighted northwest of „,.. ., ,, , J California: Witnesses said Ihe plane veered | J Q off the runway at a 30-degree' angle, plowed through a thick, 4- fool-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- i and about 15 feet of water some 50 yards from shore. The was thrown clear. The others had to be cut from the wreckage with torches. Engineer E. F. Knoff said he 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 wife, Dixie Lee, 19, 22: his and their children, Kathleen, 2, and Kendell. 1, of La Puente; Slanley Earl Peacock, 19, and Madonna L. Finlay, 18, both also from La Puenle, and Wanda Carol Boatwright, 18, of Rio Linda, Sacramento County. The auto bore a South Dakota license registered, sheriff's depu- 11 i .1 i . itwuo^ » v-Cjiocti tu. OUV.I.UL a ucww PU J ? 5 C Wr f cka 8 e about ties said, lo a Mike Bellinger of & m 500 yards farther out. Salim Naiur, one of the pas-; sengers, said the plane's right i wing was on fire when the air- 1 craft hit the water. ! One rescuer said he recovered j five bodies from the submerged wreckage and pulled Timberlake, S.D. wrecage and pulled so many f ii . other persons to safety that he p TO/H II CO I City Given Brief Respite lost count. Panair said 75 passengers boarded the plane in Rio anfl seven in Sao Paulo. The remaining 10 presumably boarded in Buenos Aires, a spokesman said. The heal moderated somewhat \ Dodge City bul no injuries were,grade sludenls to the near i todav but scorching air still hung I reported. j school. Ihe 12 Negroes who t The long-range school plan would: Totally inlegrate two grades in . September, 1963, culling out biracial school districts. Further desegregation, would be on a grade- a-year basis, starting with three grades in September, 1964. The appeals court plan would also erase bi-racial districts in five grades in September 1964. . , - . M .. Then, it would start a grade* QBERL1N (Spl.) - Bernard inches" vear P ace - jMarcantel, district attorney for! The Weather Bureau reported In addition, the appeals court! Allen and Jeff Davis parishes.1.10 inches of rain last Thursday had directed Ihe board permit said today lhat the murder Idals 1 ^ a heavy .42 on Augusl 14. transfers for all second and third \ of Abel Ortego, 45, and his wife, j Some rain fell on August 2 and "Anita, 29, both of Elton, will take i August 4 also at the airport. Ortego Pair To Face Trial In November Lake Charles is getting a brief respite from an otherwise ex- Iremely hoi Augusl with scattered showers cooling off some areas. The official rain gauge at the airport did not measure any rain yesterday but the Weather Bureau reported "pratty heavy" showers in other areas, particularly inside the Lake Charles city limits. An estimated .40 to .50 inches of rain fell in d o w n I o w n Lake Charles and Oak Park Monday aflernoon. Sulphur Mines reported ANNOUNCING the opening of HEBERT & HAYES, INC. Ignition Specialists Magneto — Generators Regulators — Starters 2125 Hodges Ph. 433-5836 DRY CLEANING SALE Wed., Thurs., Frl, Sat. Suits and plain Dresses 85c Pants and Skirts 3 for si Free Pick-up and Delivery Minimum Bundle S1.70 C.O.D. Y ARS| TY CLEANERS 3417 Grelnwlch Blvd. GR 7-3774 oo«» „ ACME CLEANERS 2200 Ryan St. HE 9-2178 One Hour Martinizing DRY CLEANING SALE Tues., Wed., Thurs., Aug. 21, 22, 23 Any 8 Pieces Cleaned & Pressed No Suedes, Leathers, or Furs, 2-Pc. Garments count c$ 2 pieces. Belts count as 1 piece or lOc extra. 4 66 FOUR CONVENIENT MARTINIZING LOCATIONS Pioneer Bulldinu Soulhgalc Shopping Center Grelnwlch Shopping City W«loplnt Shopping Center Three men—a caretaker and two factory workers—were killed during the Cleveland storm. j today but scorching air still hung! reported over" Ihe South. Violent wind storms pounded MSC tO sections of the Ohio Valley and the Northeast. Wind gusts up to PQJ- | \yQ 110 m.p.h. were measured d it r ing a rainstorm in Cleveland. nearest are now attending formerly all-white < schools are in the second and third place during the week of November 12. Scattered thundershowers were forecast again today with a "low" Marcantel said that Abel Or-1 high of 92 for Wednesday. Low ! grade. The school board took nojtego will be tried first and will j tonight it forecast at 73. High 'action on this. jbe defended by John Navarre,!yesterday was 93 at 11:30 a.m. 0akdale attorney ' Although falling short of the ap- j M Ortpen will hp ripfpnrtprl McNcese State college will be.pcllate court integration plan, the!.™ 5 ; °™S° ™ ' be dBlended closed Thursday and Friday due;board's ideas were similar to an^ m MOUM?I and Holmes Mous- lo construction on the campus, j April federal order by U.S. Dist.!.,' college officials announced today, j judge Frank Ellis. The appeals; l before the scattered thundershow. dropped thg therm ptei - a i ______ w attorneys. A 11 s were ap- Two elderly women died in In-1 Regular office hours, 7:30 a.m. j CO urt plan superseded Ellis' order WESTLAKE HIGH SCHOOL Season Football tickets on sale to last year's holders, August 20 - September 6th. Principal's office, 8 lo 4. $6 Per Book lo 4:15 p.m., will be resumed on Monday, August 27. , Electrical power will bo cut off| at the school during the two days j to allow work crews to continue 1 with installation of central air conditioning in the adminislra- Ition building. SPECIAL SALE ON MEN'S MERCHANDISE WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SAT. SOUTH CITY BARGAIN STORE NO. 1 400 pr. men's trousers, values to $16.95 3 for $10.00 85 (only) men's fall suits. Values lo $59.95. Out they go each $17.50 Just received extra nice supply of long sleeve sports shirts going at 'a PRICE 300 sub-teen dark cotton dresses. Values to $11.95. Now . $4.00 each or 2 for $7.00 New merchandise has been added at No. 1 store, especially in ladies' and children's shoes. No. 2 store will be closed for restocking. WATCH FOR BIG REOPENING! PERMANENT DISCOUNT CENTER All Permanents $35 and below for $10 All Name Brands HIGH FASHION BEAUTY SALON 1220 Rvon HE 9-9265 REMINDER! Last For Summer Dress Shoe Values Reg. $13.99 to $39.99 Now $5—$7—$9—$12 FLATS Reg. $7.99 to $12.99 Now $4.00 ch Pgir Purchased otter tlrsl Pair will be reduced $1.00 further WILEY'S 717 Ryan IS. Miller to defend the The Allen parish grand jury recently indicted the Ortego couple for murder in the death of Gerald D. Fontenot, 19, of Elton. AUGUST SPECIAL! T , ONCE A YEAR $20.00 PERMANENT WAVE $10.00 MILDRED'S BEAUTY SHOP 523 Division St. Coll HE 6-9477 for appointment STOP! LOOK! LISTEN! SPECIAL WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY ONLY AT AAA DISCOUNT HOUSE 814 - 3rd Avenue OPEN WEDNESDAY 9 A.M. — 6 P.M. THURSDAY 9 A.M. — 8:30 P.M. 300—count loose leaf paper (limit 3) 39c 75c Gold Medal colors 39c 25c loose leaf filler paper lliimt 3) each 9c 5c- Kleenex Uimit 3) 2c 4-roll Doe Skin toilet tissue Uimit 2) 37c Economy Kotex $1-19 $1.00 Silvikrin shampoo Uimit 2> 31c Check our prices on book sacks, zipper binders, fountain pens and our complete line of everyday school supply item; *t BIG, BIG DISCOUNTS! jj) V

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