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EDITORIALS Trimming Public Payrolls It is our opinion that the Jefferson Davis parish police jury is due a vote of thanks from the taxpayers of that parish for its recent action in reducing the number of the parish's justices of the peace. The police jury voted to reduce the number of justices from nine to four. It has been estimated that this action will save the taxpayers of Jefferson Davis parish $3.840 a year. In these times it. is indeed newsworthy when any government body eliminates salaried posts, or seeks to save money for the taxpayers. Too often, the contrary is to be noted. Too often all governmental bodies —city, parish, state and national—are seeking more funds, and are increasing their payrolls, rather than reducing them Once upon a time, perhaps, the justice of the peace was one of the bulwarks of ihe judicial system. In the days when the English common law was bring set tin in this country, communications were difficult, communities were isolated, and law enforcement officers were few. Today, while enforcement of the Lr-v is still difficult, conditions other- v.-i'-r have chanced. Communications rave been improved to such an extent that a journey taking days a century si'o can now be made in minutes. There is today no community in Louisiana which can be said to be iso- Inied in the way that so many com- munitios were a century ago. The development of efficient law enforcement bodies, such as city police and ?tate police, the development of a strong and efficient system of city and district courts, all have combined tn render more primitive forms obsolete. Louisiana's political subdivisions— the parishes themselves—were set up at a time when difficulty of communications made larger areas unwieldy. Such is certainly not the case today. In fact, it may be said, with a considerable amount of truth, that Louisiana's political subdivisions are now too small. Once upon a time, for example, Calcasieu parish consisted not only of its present territory, but also the parishes of Jeff Davis, Allen, Beauregard and Cameron parishes. This territory was known as "Imperial Calcasieu.' 7 After the civil war, the territory was split up because of the difficulty of administering justice and governmental policies. It is o pity that such a division took place, and had it not occurred at that time, it probably would never have taken place, since the advances in transportation have now removed the disadvantages of larger administrative territories. Think of the savings to the taxpayers if we were to return to the older administrative district. Only one police jury to elect and to pay. 'Onlv one sheriff. Think of the many offices that could be eliminated-offices whose functions have atrophied or have disappeared with the passage of time! In fact, think of the savings that might be made in Calcasieu parish as it stands today, if all the useless and figurehead offices were to be abolished, if all of the small, inefficient and overlapping governmental bodies—such as two school boards—could be consolidated or eliminated! The prospect almost staggers the imagination. Man-Made Weather Not too many years ago one of the best swindles in this country was for a man to rig up a suitably impressive mechanical device and promise drouth- stricken farmers he could produce rain. In recent years rain-making was put on a more scientific and reliable basis with the seeding of clouds, but farmers have learned there is hardly anything that can replace a good natural rain. As is usual when weather reaches extreme conditions, everyone talks about it. In Louisiana, where one would hardly think there is a lack of water, farmers are looking anxiously to the skies for rain clouds. Farmers on the West Coast and other arid areas learned long ago that, if they were going to have water when they needed it, they were going to have to irrigate their fields. But in this state farmers have tended to let good years make up for losses during bad ones. Recent trends are making a change in this outlook, however, as markets are, demanding a constant supply of top quality produce. This means areas that can't be depended on for production "every" year stand a chance of being eliminated from the markets. Another factor is the Increasingly smaller margin under which farmers are now operating. Costs are reaching the point at which one bad year can completely wipe out a farm operator. All these things taken into consideration, this year's dry summer will probably see a return to, and expansion of irrigation programs started in the dry summers of the early ]950's. Notes and Comments A columnist says it isn't possible that chiggers serve a useful purpose in the scheme of things. Quite a few people have this opinion of columnists. "The typical embezzler is quiet, uncomplaining and hard-working," says a bonding company official. In a manner of speaking, it might be said he is too good to be true. A humorist points out that the person who plays a harmonica can eat corn on the cob more rapidly and efficiently. Maybe so, but he can't avoid giving himself a butter facial. "Wife Beaten by Husband Now Much Better." •— Headline. A little disciplining now and then by husbands is beneficial to wives. THE WORLD TODAY JFK-Ike Conflict Grows By JAMES MARLOW j Associated Pres§ News Analyst | WASHINGTON <AP) - That! pleasant relationship between President Kennedy and former j President. Eisenhower is getting increasingly abrasive. No name-railing, no personal .--.'lacks, but blistering criticism of each other's administrations. | Several limes in moments of deep concern since he took office •, Kennedy has sought out Eisen-, hower U> talk with him. This was | a switch for Eisenhower, whose relations with his predecessor, i former President Truman, were j incid. ; But twice within 10 days, Ken-i ntdy has traced two of this coun-! try's most vital troubles—the' spare race with Russia and the, f'onomy—back to Eisenhower as troubles he inherited. | Eisenhower's criticism of his Tssor in the White House has up stoam over the past three months. A month ago today he said the Kennedy administration "is floundering — Ihrashing aimlessly about" while doing things he said "have started the whole nation to question its ability to comprehend." A month before he said he believes Kennedy is in the clutches of the "big spenders." He had acutely criticized the Kennedy , farm program before and after I the House killed it with all but one Republican voting against it. i In his television talk to the na- i tion Aug. leafier the Russians , had shot their orbital twins into ; space—Kennedy admitted the | United States was behind but had started late in the 1950s. Eisenhower, whose administration spanned most of the 1950s, said Aug. 15 in London he does not agree with those who say the Russians have a space lead over the United Stales. "I do not agree," he said, "that they 'the Russians) have a space lead or that there is a gap. I'm a little fired of that word gap." At his news conference Wednesday, Kennedy—saying "anybody who altempts to suggest we are 4 FRIDAY, AUG. 24, 1962, Uke Chgrles Americon Press. Lake Charles American Press SIXTY-SIXTH YEAS Published Wsck Pay end Sundoy Morning , MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS I 5 h f nfl "« < «?«l«lv«l/ to thf use (or republlcotlon ot all tht thk nownxiptr as well as oil AP news dUpatches. - TELEPHONES - HE Corner PC, We,K . . . ol Lokf Choriw Pas ,i office 08 iecond Under Act of Congress Marc* 2, 1879 Matter not behind misleads Ihe American people"—stressed : "We are second to the Soviet Union in long-range boosters. I have said from the beginning we have started late ... but I believe before the end of this decade is out, the United States will be ahead." Earlier this month in tlie Saturday Evening Post Eisenhower said he doubted the wisdom of racing the Soviets to put a man on the moon and criticized Ihe Kennedy adrninislralion for spending loo much on the space race. Kennedy, as if answering Ihe spending complaint, said Wednesday: "We are well behind but we are making a tremendous effort. We increased, after { look office, after four months, we increased the budget for space by 50 per cent over lhat of my predecessor. "The fact of the matter & thai this year we submitted a space budget which was greater than the combined eight space budgets of the previous eight years. So this country is making a fast effort which is going to he much bigger next year, end the years to come, and represents a very heavy burden upon us all." Last June 1 Eisenhower said he and other Republican leaders are "deeply concerned about the direction in which our economy seems lo be going" under Ihe Kennedy administration. But in his Aug. }S tajjf on the economy Kennedy sajd be inherited recession from Eisenhower when he took officq Jan. 80, 1961 and thai under hirn the country has had lo recover from Iwo Eisenhower recessions: in 1958 as well as 19C1. ISSUES OF THE DAY The Public Speaks (Editor's Note: TV T,akf Charles American Press invites Interesting and sober comment on issues of the Hay. Letters should not he Inngrr than two double-spared typewritten pages. They must be signed and Riven street address and elty.) Work Suggested To 'Sell City' aware of Ihe contradictions within itself, even as it regards only tha Creation story. Mr. Petry makes what I a rrt sure he feels is a generously per. missive statement. Quote. "It mny be innocent to speculate he\Mi.| whal God's Word has revealed, i? our thcorio.s do not conlnuli. t facts found in thc Scriptures." t <•.quote. Careful inspection of the ln*t in verses of Genesis should ..• ,. vide sufficient evidence of j u i Enclosed find clipping on the S1K ,| 1 n contradiction, even ;.n- Fort Smith, Ark., story which I those people incapable of ;i|,pU, . think is an excellent idea for Lake (he mnst r ,,dimentary forms" <] Charles to try. Personally I think s j m p| e [ n gj c . we have much more to offer than ' Fm . ex;irnp i ei Genesis I, vci- Fort Smith, but we have been'j lnrousn 5 rc ] i!tc t | ie m , ;illv , shooting for the big .plants nnd 'productivity of the first da, not lowering our sights for the namc | v ]j K | lt . This light \\ tl . many smaller ones thai o f f er ; c;i iied'day, and the darkness Inn many jobs making the finished ^,, k .| ) R W . )S ( |j vif i cc i was ,..,,!<,! iroducl. IliL , ht The traveling salesman never Verse 10, representing the thin I did go out of style, he just uses a day, shows God creating ihe better technique lo peddle his | Earth, including grass, herbs, and )roduct and lo out fox his compel- ifmjt trees, itor who invites his customers to | K (IW on the fourth day of tho come get it if they want it. We, Creation, we finally find God get- iei-8 in Lake Charles, should all |i n£ . around to the creation ol tha >e salesmen for our community Mmt , nnol , t s | nrs to serve as signs, -md should not wail until tomor- ; , n d for seasons, and for days and •ow to organi/e, but do it today f or y e;n . S( c i c . ( ,, nf ] t 0 gj vo ]j g j lt md beat our competitors in fell- u I)on || ie Earth. . ng our city. With the air bascj Now I ask Mr. Petry if he would closing out. lot's get busy now j h ave us believe that science has nnd start finding replacements for j been conspiring to confound tha 'Lemme Out!' PEARSON SAYS HUAC Eyes Black Muslims By JACK ANDERSON (Copyright. 1962, by the Bell Syndicate) (Editor's Note: Drew Pearson is on a news tour of European trouble spots. In his absence, his column is written by his associate, Jack Anderson.) cape out of America. She is falling, falling." * * * THE BLACK BIBLE CALLS upon Muslims to hate the white race, to remove pictures of while people from their homes, to sup- : port racial segregation, and to j kill white men who romance Ne| gro women. the lost payroll we enjoy now. BOB HOUSE, mm Legion St. Lake Charles, La, (Editor's Note: The clipping accompanying the above letter tells about Fort (Smith industry hunting teams fanning out over the nation to "sell" factories on locating there. A total of G.OOfl new jons were created in Fort Smith, including 2,000 at a rc- frigeragnr - frcc/.rr factory, according to the article. The impetus for the industrial drive n ^f ...,...-. truth in leaching that the sun is the Earth's primary light source, and that day and night is the phenomenon occurring as a result of a relative sun-earth position, or is this just a theory which contradicts the Scriptural fnct that the light which we know as day anoj Ihe corresponding darkness referred to as night exist independently (as second day creation produclsl and require none of tha fourth day light sources or Earth rotation. Francisco City hospilal, nn anli-i f cholesterol drug withdrawn from I niy from thousands ot niilitary the market after users developed P 6 ™" 1 ™ 1 '* eye cataracls. With such stories troubling the public conscience and an election coming up, Dirksen hastily began covering up his activities against drug reforms. He even persuad- The error appears to me not so came from the Army's closing \? Uch ™ T" '" hUman reas ° n- of Fort Chaffee in 1959 uhirh '" g as '" Dlvinc 5ef l ucnce - tun i-.ii.uiLi in mas Hindi r Ann FT ur TE'nrni'iw cosl Fort Smith 1,000 civilian <'AHRLr W. FERLOLW. jobs and the boost to its econo 729 Royal SI. Lake Charles, La. WASHIVGTOV FROM TUP-I r ° women - ,. . ,, ed Mississippi Sen. James East- scriDlures^' 0^""^^ T? ? i , SU , g8est !?, n >«• blood may land lo answer some of his criti- C 5: P J: UreS , t °[ toe mihtant Black have to be spilled keeps turning I cal mail from Illinois vofnr. Genesis Said Contradictory In answer lo Mr. Pelry' ' in th ! scriplures" of Ihe mililant Black Muslim cult, the House Un-American Aetivilies committee has now compiled evidence, chapter and verse, that the cult is not only bitterly anti-white but anli- American. Investigators also believe that Communist agitators are helping to organize Black Muslim cells among Negroes. It is standard procedure for the Reds to stir : up racial hatred by inflaming the i extremists of different races. The sect has done its most effective proselyting in prisons, where it has gained converts and fomented trouble in the name of religion. Recent riots at Lorlon up between the lines. "Thanks to you, 0 Allah," declares one passage, "for making manifest our enemy Uhe white race), and help us, 0 Allah, to die Ihe dealh of a Muslim." Elsewhere, Ihe Black bible commands: "Kill no one whom Allah has nol ordered lo be killed." But Ihe word apparently has already gone out for Hie execution of at least two categories. For a subsequent passage declares: "If a brolher kills a brother, Ihe murderer musl be killed, or anyone thai murders a Muslim musl be killed." What worries Ihe authorities is SINCE EASTLAND DOESN'T face reelection until 1966, then in heard round the world" latest Evolutionary War. Loss of Dignity Laid to President What has happened to the President of the United States, that he disregards thc high respect and dignity that goes with his title as After looking at the picture of i.x..ji, t^f vv/iuuujitiiY ITCH. — —~ i.m- I'li^iiui, m In place of the ""In Darwin and. Kcnn «ty on the beach in Cali_..„„, ,..„,„ ,„ Science We Trust" motto that Mr :^ orm ' a l "is past weekend with a a state far removed from Illinois, p e try sees many of us adopting mob of indecent dressed beach- t was sale for him to lake the | e i me offer what I would call a!rombers clinging to him, it m- name lor Dirksen s doings. "Testament for Heretics " i tainlv revealed to the Amerii-aii * i 3 ! u , 1 " slstcd> for ^stance, "To believe or not to believe pc °P le ljiat hc is l™ly a seeker of tnat he had been responsible for;that is the choice; whether 'tis P°P"larity, even to thc extent of inviting two lawyers for Ihe drug'wiser in Ihe mind to suffer lhe' riskin K llis life an(1 "ot taking |»re- interests. Lloyd Cutler and Mar- j misguided and fallacious concepts cautkm that is expedient for a snail Hornblower, to attend a sec-1 of a narrowly dogmatic Christian- man of his offit 'c to obey. ret henafft mnmrenno r»n rlfurt II.. • j._ _ • ... Tl.rt *^«,-,i« ~ i. i ' . ret Senate conference on drug legislation. Others who atlended the conference had the impression that tho Iwo attorneys were negotiating for Dirksen. Inadvertently, the attorneys left behind their copy of • " B *"•"••"• " u ^ «<• i*ni..m••••"•. ••••-a uiu uiuuuiiucs is attorneys left behind theu-copy of reformatory near Washington, for j llla t thousands of Black Muslims the industry's proposals This foil ™« " f by theSC ta - int ° *c Black Muslims spitting in the faces of while inmates and guards. * * • FOR DOCTRINE, THE Black Muslims preach a bizarre mixlure of Mohammedanism, rabble-gabble, and mumbo-jumbo. It is all "revealed" by their panjandrum, who calls himself Elijay Muhammad and claims lo speak for Allah. His word is contained in a Black bible, called "The Supreme Wisdom" — a biblical burlesque which sometimes imitates Ihe Scriplures bul often lapses into the homilies of Harlem. A typical passage on the persecution of the righteous: "My poor people who have turned to their own god (Allah) and religion (Islam) are constantly being tracked down and watched, as though they were about to slick- up a bank." ' * * * j "THE SUPREME WISDOM" j teaches that Allah is now on earth j in the person of Master F a r d ! passages. Note — The cull nol only hands of an administra- | lion aide, Jerome Sonosky, w h o tas ! noliced that the wording was pre- by legitimate' c ' sc ' v ^ ne sar ne as Dirksen later but by every re- ! offered . as Ilis ow n amendments. Negro organization. ify, or to rise up in outraged reason nnd openly defy that which The people as a whole are proud of a president that stands for high AFTER OBSTRUCTING DRUG Illinois years ' h f with a dexterity found only amo "g cyclists and politic!a ans. His Senate office had become headquarters on Capitol Hill for the drug lobby. Then the sickening drug scandals burst into the news: thousands of drug-deformed babies born in Europe, a contaminated drug causing breast development in baby boys at San But the suave and savvy Dirksen no longer is pressing his two- year fight against drug reforms. Even behind closed doors, he now keeps discreetly quiet lest the walls have ears. At Ihe Senate judiciary committee's most recent closed-door meclings on Ihe drug bill, Dirksen sal with hands folded and eyes lifted heavenward while Senators Roman Hruska of Nebraska and John McClellan of Arkansas did the talking for the drug industry. Unlike Dirksen, they don't have lo worry aboul reeleclion this year. YOUR HEALTH Learn to Say simple logic and scientific f acli mora ' s Bnd respects his high call- deny." i"]g in every phase of his bcha- This means placing faith in its/' 01 'proper perspective as the extcn-j Truly it is a shame and a dis- sion of reason rather than its sub- B''ace to our nation to see a pic- stilulc. | lure of our leader as was on tha Mr. Petry lakes the position of front page of the Lake Charles Christians in using the Bible ! American Press Monday. MRS. E. E. SCHUMANN, 2004 Guillory St. West Lake, 'La. as its own authorily to authenti cale itself, bul as a good student of the Bible he must certainly be MODERN SCIENCE Light Amplifying By BUSINESS WEEK NEW YORK - Imagine a beam of light thai can reach Ihe moon; carry your voice over long distances; serve as an instrument in the most delicate surgery; change molecular structure of a substance; vaporize any known material. other forms of energy are a 11 forms of one continuous range of phenomena called electro-magnetic radiation. Now the laser promises lo make the infrared and visible light part of the electromagnetic range as useful to man as is the radio spec- Irum. s i ,„ "The Arch Devjl | (Co P vn ght W62: By The Chicago "'"' ' Mecca in in.30. His counterpart is identified as "The Arch Devi John Hawkins" who was "p e r milled lo make slaves of our innocent, righteous forefathers in Africa and forcibly bring them to Uiese shores in Ihe year 1555." .Throughoul the hook runs the same theme: lhat Ihe white race is doomed, America must fall, and the Dellen one is offended and the individual saves himself considerable wear Tribune) and tear. But there is no reason why No one looks forward to a heart , Ulere , ls no reason wli y attack but the emergency is not mcn > bers ot l "e coronary club _l. . • O J ""!• milcl^ an }-,„,,„„,! Jl,.' ru_.,..,. always as bad as we have been led to believe. Mosl victims survive and the majority do not become invalids. They return to their former occupations. For many, the warning leads lo a new and more desirable existence. Someone asked a 90-year-old to what he attributed his longevity. He gave credit to his ability to say "No." He told of having had a breakdown at age 40 that required a change in his philosophy of life. His first promise to himself was lo say "no" whenever —"I want lo see you, my peo- j he did not want lo do somelhing. the earth. Here are typical passages, which the Un-American Activities committee doesn't think are funny: —"America is falling, my poo- pie. She has to fall, because she is a habitation of devils (whites). Forsake her and fly to your own." pie, in a country that you can call your own. There is no hope for such under the slavemaslcr's children and their flag." —"Muslims alone will rule the new world, and this generation will Jive lo witness Ihe change." —"Help me to get Ihe message of Islam lo our people with whatever cash that you are able to give. Remember, you will get two lo ten for one. The whole earth will be given to you to rule for- « I * * * »»WW Mir «4|l VQi I] IIUUl Ui ever, fco help yourselves lo es- walking oul of a dull meeting. No The plan paid dividends because his days became less bothersome and lore enjoyable and relaxing. Victims of coronary thrombosis have the same opportunity. There is no better excuse than "I've had a hearl altack" for not assuming additional duties, becoming a member of this or that committee, or giving a talk before some stuffy organization. Jt is an acceptable reason (or going home from parlies at en early hour or must go beyond this. Statistics show thai those who continue to work live longer than thoso resigned to the rocking chair. Do something, so long as it does nol bring on shortness of breath, coughing, or chest pain, Jt is nalural at first lo become apprehensive about exertion. At the end of gix weeks after Ihe al- tack Ihe involved area in tho wall of Ihe heart has healed. There is no need to resort to a stale of invalidism after three months has elapsed. Hindsight always is better than foresight but it is 9 pity more of us do not enjoy ourselves and learn to say "no" before rather than after a heart al- tack. Today's Health Hiiil— Don't let the sun shine directly into a child's eyes. Address inquiries to: Dr. Theodore R. Van Dc-llcn, Tribune Syndicate, Tribune Tower, Chicago, 111. nn ^ , r U ' shL now - lft e only lasers on 'Ihese are only a few of the sale are laboratory j nB runLs abihUe* and itios of I h c , The latest was pu/on he ma:£ family of hghl-amphfying dcvic- this week by its developer P -. es called lasers. Tho laser, dis- kin-E 1 m er Corp. and Spectra, covered only Iwo years ago, is a Physics. ,„«•. Jfs a visibleSm gas laser that sells for $7,900, Raytheon Co, also announced it would have one available soon. ... >..v/ T^.,T •>-"o l , H , u ,«ou» Unlike semiconductors, for ex- steps up work in the mysterious I am P' e . lasers are never likely to r;«u «r 1.™ -i-,,,......:.... be a widely used component in sensation in the scicnlific and inning lo define the limits of its potential. At the very least, the laser field of quantum electronics — Ihe sludy of the phenomena of atomic radiation such as fluorescence. This leads deep inlo Ihe infinite worlds of spinning electrons in mailer; the discovery of new forces thai can be pul lo work masts-marketed consumer items. Even if you tyke in the whole broader field of masers as well as lasers, and include their related equipment, total sales in (ho U. S. aren't likely to reach $11)-. million this r mi * , , | iiinuuji ins year for man. There are people who Yot i,,,i,,, . «or -n- i think the laser may prove tc be ~y etl ..> twe(?n ^-million a „ d the dread weapon of science fiction: the death ray. T)ie laser belongs to a larger family of amplifying devices called masers, explains the magazine. Masers are less than JO years old but have already found limited uses as time and frequency standards and extremely sensitive amplifiers in microwave radio. Telstar ground slalions, for example, use maser amplifiers. The name 'mascr' is an nym of the job it does: Micro wave amplification by stimulated emission of radiation. The key U) understanding how light (like radio waves) can be amplified is found in the realization lhat radio, radianl heal, visible light, X-rays, and a jiogt of $32-millioij will be spenl this year on laser research, according to a study made by Technology Markets, Inc., of New York. Hundreds of companies uro already jnvestigaling the laser. Most are committing only a few thousand dollars, though a few big companies are making an investment pf well above $l-m i 11 i o n each. With a market limited lo sophisticated applications rath er that) consumer products, some of these companies may spend money on lasers for years without coining up with a usable product. Yet the prize could be so great in any of many fields thai no 0119 is quile ready to pull out of the treasure hunt.

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