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Lake Charles American-Press from Lake Charles, Louisiana · Page 35

Lake Charles, Louisiana
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Wednesday, August 22, 1962
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ncreose in C/fy Budge/ 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 31, 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 war, necessary to trim salary funds to bring the upcoming budget into balance. He said the new budget tentatively sets a reduction of 20 em- New Director Oi CYO Group Is Named Here The Catholic Youth Organization of Lake Charles has announced Tuesday that Bernard A. Lehmann has been named director to head services of the center on Kirby street. Lehmann was born in Chicago and was a resident of Brentwood, Missouri, prior to his coming to Lake Charles. He obtained a bachelor degree In recreation from Indiana u n i- vcrsity and a master degree in directing community recreation from New York university. His past experience in youth work includes direction of community youth centers which were started with volunteers and labor such as the Lake Charles center; Warwick Union school district, Lititz Springs, Pa. and Newport Beach park, Newport Beach, Calif. Lehman has set up a temporary office at the Youth center 3 to 5:30 p.m. on weekdays. "It is my hope that we can give the responsibility of the program to the teenagers themselves as they show they are ready to accept that responsibility," Lehman said. The Youth center is ncaring completion and the opening date will be announced in the near future. A membership drive has begun in each of the six participating parishes. Meetings are being scheduled this week and next in each parish for prospective members. Each Parish bulletin will publish time and place of its meeting. ployes - eight firemen, four policemen and eight in the public works department. However, he added that he does 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 estimated to i be lower in the coming fiscal period. Major revenue sources are the seven mill property tax, tobacco ax, occupational license fees r*!" 1 , 1 ' 1 ! , St , reet improvement tax, electrical franchises and city court fines. Revenue changes from the 196162 fiscal year to the 1962-63 period are 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 year are only $1,877 higher than the previous year in spite of salary increases for personnel. 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 tax is approved, a revised budget will be presented to the city council providing for an increase in city personnel. MSC to Close For Two Days , McNeese State college will be (closed Thursday and Friday due to construction on the campus, college officials announced Tuesday. Regular office hours, 7:30 a.m. lo 4:15 p.m., will be resumed on Monday, August 27. Electrical power will be cut off at the school during the two days (o allow work crews to continue with installation of central air conditioning in the administration building. Negro School Registration Set in City Registration dates for Negro students attending Lake Charles city schools have been announced by the city school board. Negro elementary school children who have moved into the city, those who will enter for the first tifne this year and those who have not pre-registered have been asked to register from 9 to 12 a.m. August 27-29. the two Negro elementary schools in the city system are First Ward at 1408 Jackson street and Second Ward at 1816 Mill street. Registration will take place at the two schools. Negro high school students will register at W. 0. B o s t o n high school August 28 and 29. Registration limes are as follows: August 28, 8:30 a.m.. seniors; 10:30 a.m., juniors; August 29, 8:30 a.m., sophomores; 10 a.m., freshmen. COSMONAUTS SAY Three-AAile Gap Separated Ships Firm in Vinton Files Articles Of Incorporation VINTON (Spl.) - Articles in- corporatjng the Aggie Supply Co., Inc., were filed Tuesday in the office of the clerk of court, Calca- gieu parish. The Aggie Supply Co., Inc., P.O. Box 856, Vinton, has a paid in capital of $1,000 with 1,000 shares a! $10 each. The corporation will deal in general supplies of machinery, equipment, etc., particularly oilfield machinery and supplies. A stockholders meeting will be held on the second Monday of each August beginning fn 1963. Directors of the corporation are: W. L. Tidwell, A. F. Tidwell, and P. J. Prestwood, all of Box 856, Vinton. Third Muffler Offense Results In Court Fine A Lake Charles man was fined $75 in city traffic court Monday for driving with an improper muffler. It was Andrew Carrier's third charge on an improper muffler. Carrier, 25, of 617 First avenue was fined $50 on the improper muffler charge and $25 for not appearing in court August 13. Rulh McCain Weems, 29, of Gadsden, Ala., was fined $100 and sentenced to five days for drunken driving. The jail sentence was suspended. In addition to the above violations, there were 42 violations of stop signs, seven speeding violations, four for reckless driving, four for drunken driving and 50 others bringing the total to 107. The bull-horn acacia tree in Mexico sustains armies of fierce ants that protect its foliage. The slender biting ants feed on a nec- tarlike secretion. They fight off leaf-eating insects and browsing cattle. By PRESTON GROVER MOSCOW (AP)-The two Soviet cosmonauts who circled the earth as space twins last week came within about three miles of each other at one time but did not touch, they told a news conference Tuesday. Maj. Andrian Nikolayev, said that at the outset Aug. 19, "We were ready to shake each other's hand and to congratulate each other on the initial successes." His partner in space was Lt. Col. Pavel Popovich. "The spaceships Vostok III and Vostok IV were put into predetermined orbit with exceptional accuracy as regards both time and place," Nikolayev said. "We immediately established two-way radio communications, learned how each other felt and wished each other a happy journey." His reference to the proximity of the spaceships at the start of the reputed group flight followed speculation of some sources in the West as to a rendezvous. Western spotters noted they were several hundred miles apart when the flight ended last Wednesday. The U.S. magazine Aviation Week said the United States has strong evidence that the space twins brought the two craft together. It said the evidence is forcing the United States "to make an extensive re-evaluation of military and civilian roles in the space program." The U.S Defense Department refused lo comment. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said available tracking station information indicates the two vehicles never came closer together than 100 miles. Nikolayev, said that he completed his record-breaking, 95 hour flight through space by parachute instead of landing aboard the Vos- tok III as the Russians reported at the time. He told the news conference, attended by about 500 Soviet and i foreign newsmen, he jumped out; [of his spaceship as it neared a landing in Kazakhstan and came down by parachute while the Vos- tofc III landed separately. Popovich said he also parachut- 'ed. Three Men Join Naval Reserve The Lake Charles Naval Reserve unit is stronger by three men this week. The three seamen recruits are Thomas H. Boudreaux, Henry M. Batiste, and Gary Joseph Doucet. Two other men from the local unit have received orders to active duty. Both men will report to Houston for physicals and swearing in, then to Charleston Naval Receiving Station where they will await duty assignments to the fleet. Before being assigned they will be tested and interviewed for the type of work they wish to do. Thomas St. Dizier, seaman recruit, is to report to Houston on August 22. Victor J. Boutte, seaman apprentice, is scheduled for October 3. Covington Youth Killed in Wreck MADISONVILLE, La. (AP) Leonard Knight, 19, of Covington, La., was killed Monday in a one- car crash near Madisonville, La. The accident occurred about 5:30 p.m. Monday at the intersection of State Highways 21 and 1077. Madisonville is in St. Tammany Parish. KC Council Sets Exemplification St. Henry's Knights of Columbus council will sponsor first degree exemplification tonight at 8 p.m. in the church hall. Other area councils have been invited to participate. WED., AUGUST 22, 1962, Ufee Cterfat AtMtfem Preis THURSDAY FRIDAY-SATURDAY SMART 3-PC. LUGGAGE SET LIGHTWEIGHT AND SCUFF-RESISTANT 14.88 federal tax included Light, sturdy plywood frame; scuft-resistant vinyl cover, bumper binding. Blue, gray. 26" pullman case with inner pocket, 21" weekender, 14" train case with tray, mirror. PLUS MATCHING HATBAG FREE WESTINGHOUSE CLOCK RADIO Wake up io music with this 5 tube deluxe model. Beautiful full lone. Ceramic clad circuitry seals out dirt, moisture. White, with large clock. 14 J. J. Hewberry's-Downtown KC Head Blasts Public Attitude On Abortion Case BOSTON (AP)-The head of the Roman Catholic Knights of Columbus has criticized the general public for its attitude on t h e Shed Finkbine abortion case. (( Supreme Knight Luke Hart said, "1 think it is a shocking thing that anyone should contemplate taking the life of an unborn child. And it's shocking that the public conscience hasn't been aroused." Mrs. Finkbine underwent an abortion in Sweden last week in fear that her child would be born with a physical defect caused by her having taken the drug thalidomide. She previously was refused an abortion in her home •late of Arizona. Swedish doctors •aid later the child would have been deformed. 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