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But a possible barrier is seen in a return to the inflationary spiral which attacked Spain in 1955-59. If this government leaders say it can- Spain seems certain to join the European Common Market, first Two Waves Under Watch In Caribbean MIAMI, Fla. (AP) bureau officials were watching movements of two easterly waves in the Caribbean today but observers said neither wave was expected to develop into a tropical storm. Weathermen said both waves were traveling westward at 10 knots. Winds accompanying the waves were to bring rain into Florida during the weekend. One of the waves was sighted in the extreme eastern Caribbean. The other was seen stretching from the Bahama central Cuba. Weathermen said •Weather P r °d"ction. at. giving labor a bigger share of the national income. If this happens, Spam's amazing economic progress may be dis- railed. But there are many indications that Gen. Franco himself is looking ahead and laying the groundwork for dealing with both labor and political o p p o s i tion should any develop. The re-shuffle of his cabinet has caused favorable reaction in most segments of Spanish life. Many people openly critical of the Franco regime have applauded his choices of ministers, most of whom appear to be nol only friendly to the United States but completely favorable to Spain's participation in the European Common Market program. There are still some bad spots in Spain's economy, largely in the agricultural sectors. Southwestern Spain is still a poor area, where the Spanish farmer still has trouble keeping his family fed and clothed. Bui Ihe outlook is generally favorable, Internal investment and a new flood of money from abroad —from Germany and else- Labor disputes which produced i where in Europe as well as from * . f , •* i .. 4-Li.A.r T«.'i_ J C*A_ L f i _ _± _ when Spain accepted recommendations from outside for an abrupt switch in economic and financial policies. The peseta was devalued, living costs were controlled, and a vast industrial potential began to make itself felt. Then Franco took another great step lasl monlh when he reshuffled nis cabinet, dropping seven ministers and replacing them largely with voung and active men known to be devoted to the goal Eu- Rains Reduce Fire Danger in Forest Lands A relatively heavy rainfall through west-central Louisiana Friday night may help alleviate a forest fire danger which has been crucial during the past week. State Forester James E. Mixon said in Baton Rouge Friday that general rains are needed to restore normal moisture to woodland soils and reduce fire danger to a reasonable level. The Lake Charles Weather Bureau reported 1.12 inches of rain at DeRidder; 2.40 inches at Hineston, northwest of Oakdale; and 2.00 inches at Simpson in Vernon parish. Oakdale had a light rainfall of .77. Oakdale has had only 2.92 inches of rain since June 14. Forest fires swept 402 acres of "powder-dry" timber-lands hi 38 separate blazes over the state during the period from 1:30 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. Friday. "Allen parish holds the unenviable record of having the most fires and acreage burned in this Castro Says U.S. To Blame; Exiles Claiming Credit By GEORGE ARFELD HAVANA (AP) — Shellfire from enemy vessels standing off Havana damaged several buildings in a western suburb Friday night, Prime Minister Fidel Castro charged today. He blamed the United States. The shooting was reported to have lasted six or seven minutes. There was no mention of but Wild Shooting Erupts Along Berlin Wall The len, 11 fires destroyed 183 acres of woodland. Next most serious losses came in Evangeline parish where four fires burned 72 acres; Beauregard parish where three fires burned 44 acres; Webster parish with one fire burning 44 acres; and DeSoto parish having three fires burning 24 acres. Fifty of the burned acres were plantation or man-made forest with damage estimated at $10 thousand. By CARL HARTMAN BERLIN <AP) - Wild shooting ong Berlin's wall—which apparently hurt no one—kept this divided city on the alert for fresh trouble today. But U.S. officials in Washington were reported confident, barring new outbreaks of violence such as the anti-Soviet riots in West Berlin earlier in the week, that the peak of tension has passed for the time being. West Berlin police reports indicated about 100 shots were fired from the Communist side of the wall in four different places during the night. Some of the shooting probably was aimed at a 20-year-old soldier of the P:ast German People's , lt?ts glass casualties, Havana newspapers played up pictures of damaged buildings. "We hold the United States government responsible for this new and cowardly attack on our country." Castro said in a communi- que. He did not specify the nationality of the attackers. In Miami, the Direclorio Rev- olucionario Estudiantil claimed credit for the bombardment in a news release, group said two vessels, more than 40 cannon, destroyed the hotel where the Red technicians were housed. Simultaneously, the release said, anti-Castro activity increased in the Escambray Mountains. (In Washington, a State ment spokesman said he had no information, except for news reports, concerning the Castro allegations). The shooting damaged nine rooms in the hotel, the Havana newspaper Hoy said. It carried photographs showing how what it said were "Yankee shattered mirrors and New Contract Agreed Upon At Hercules A new two-year agreement wai reached today between Herc»les Powder company and the Inter» national Union of Operating En« gineers Local No. 407, the com* pany announced today. Members of the union voted to accept a new contract offer whi<-h provides wage increases ranging from five to eleven cents per hour for production employes and salary increases for laboratory employes. The previous contract expired at midnight, Friday. The agreement covers approximately 90 employes. Included in the new agreement was a wage reopener after ons year along with other improvements. The union was represented rfur« ing two weeks of negotiations by Peter D. Miller, business agent; Jimmy Morrison, international representative; Roy Phillips. Raoul LeBlanc, Ursa Richard and Denzil Cooper. Management was represented by George M. Chastain, plant manager; Wade Carter, William L Babcock, John S. Tinsley and Edward C. Cronin. ers idle and the explosion of sev eral bombs in Madrid threatened to curb the tourist flood. Yet Spanish officials at Irun on the French frontier reported crossings into Spain were running 10 per cent ahead of 1961, and in Madrid hotel keepers b o a s t e d j with some misgiving that theyi mated at Only 35 mile away, looked on helplessly "We suspect many fires in the German police fired at a critical areas are being delib- trying to swim the Landwehr erately and maliciously set, and Canal to West Berlin. He was minut ^- according lo (hotel) em our enforcement agents are work- j hauled into an East Berlin police P lo - ves and guests and some 60 showed a hole about a beneath a window sill. On a near- 'Hin police ^ y hef *' Hoy saic '' two children while East S ' P P' an( ^ CJit ' a l )C d Heath when the at a man bullets ricocheted into the ceiling. The attack lasted "six or seven ing around the clock on investigations," Mixon said. Total damage on the 794 forest fires which acres boat only about 10 yards from the West Berlin bank. Apparently he police, shots were fired," Hoy said. Shortly after the raid. Castro showed up at the hotel. Simultaneously today the armed were solidly the season. "We have booked for most of had some cancellations because of scare headlines abroad," said one travel agent here. "But for every cancellation .-. was not nurt e ' tn er. hive" burned 8726 i Earlier, West Berlin r , watching through binoculars, -aw forces ministry denounced what a man of about 40 being arrested il called two further air space on the other side of the wall and violations by "North American taken away in a truck. planes." These, the statement Moscow newspapers criticized said > took P la ce Monday and Most Strikers Back at Work At Redstone HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP' Eighty-six per cent of strike work force was work at Redstone Arseni a Marshall Space spokesman said. "We are hoping to be in full operation Monday," he added. the i-o. oack at rsenal Frit, y, Flight Center- President Sites Labor on August 3 1,308,900. s esti- Kennedy's Commission To help end this drouth," the State Forester concluded, would settle right now ed, "we the Western powers for turning a Tuesday when the aircraft flew for justj deaf ear to ^ oviet p rem i er ;0ver a Soviet merchant shlp Eighty- tricians, Missile has a a work stop- per cent of the e' ^c- the strike, compared four inches of rain, which is about j Khrushchev's plans for a demili- the average rainfall for August, j tarized West Berlin. A Pravda Until we get that, I appeal to ev-1 wr jt er warned that those who steaming in Cuban waters. The communique continued: The attackers also shelled the we seem to have two new applica-; eryone in Louisiana to pointedly threaten to draw the sword in the i Chaplin Theater, formerly the real tourist' avoid the use of any kind of fire event of the signing of a Soviet- \ Blanquita, site of some of Cas tions. It looks like year for Spain." ' in or near woodlands. Demonstrating Spain's amazing progress is the steady growth in its gold reserves, from $fifi million in 1958 to an estimated billion dollars at the end of June, 19(52. Spanish experts hail the progress as a reflection of the stabilization era imposed by the Franco government. Now.lhey say, Spain must move into the era of greater industrialization and greater THREE KILLED ground lookout stations were tracking the disturbances. a series of strikes lasting more than a month in the coal fields of Asturias provinces and the industrial complexes of northern Spain appear to have caused no serious setback to Spain's progress. But there are many here who fear that wage increases granted as a result of the strikes may provoke fresh inflation here, and curb the upward swing of the Spanish economy. Islands into I "Little development is expected through the rest of the summer- To The People of "Southwest Louisiana AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE From U. S. Senator RUSSELL B. LONG KPLC - TV CHANNEL 7 12 NOON Sunday, Aug. 26 (Senator Long Pol. Ad) all Spaniards take their summer vacations too seriously to provoke trouble at that time — but watch what happens in the fall," said one labor expert. • He predicted fresh rounds of strikes, all aimed NEW HOUSK 3 Bedrooms, 2 Balhs, Double Caroorl, 2200 Sq. Fl., Carpel, heat, alr-condi- tloninQ, oross. BUY FROM BUILDER ALICE LANE, OFF PARISH ROAD, FOREST HILL SUBDIVISION. HOLLYWOOD AREA Call HE 3-8443 or 882-6479 Jack Mayerhoff the United States — reflects confidence in the future. Direct capital investment from abroad in the past two years has reached $110 million, of which more than $49 million has been from the United States. "Spain is Indeed the land of opportunity for business if the buying power of the Spanish people could only be boosted," said one American business executive here. "II is probably the last country in the world still undeveloped, whose people understand and appreciate such things as refrigerators, kitchen appliances, washing machines, and lack only the means lo buy them." Spain still has trouble balancing its exports and imports, hut its steadily increasing tourist trade has thus far been the answer lo avoiding a foreign exchange deficit. Flaming Truck Hits Rest Home ELECTRA, Tex. (AP)—A runa-| neare.d the rest home. II way heating-gas truck, abandoned j cau 8 ht fire 2 miles awa y- sheriff Ham Vance said. There was -by its driver after bursting into flames, crashed into a rest home Friday, setting off an inferno that killed three elderly patients. "It was just like a lighted torch spewing a stream of fire in the front door," the rest home operator said of the butane truck that slammed into the entrance. About 35 bedridden or mental patients in the Hillcrest Haven rest home were rescued. One suffered slight injuries. The three that died perished in flames thai swept the modern, one-story structure and caused an estimaled $100.000 damage. Electra is a city of about 5,000, located 28 miles northwest of Wichita Falls in north Texas. Waller Blevins, co-owner and operator of the rest home, said he saw the truck coming down the road. "Everything happened so fast that the next thing 1 knew the truck was in the front of the no explanation why it could not be stopped. Mrs. Jay R. Thomas, who lived across the street from the home, said Craighead came to her door crying, "Oh, my God, my God, help me." Mrs. Thomas said she ran to the telephone and called the Electra emergency number. "When I got back to the door, he was out in the front lawn rolling over and over in the grass. About that time, a motorist came by and took him to the hospital," i she said. Authorities said his injuries were not believed serious. An hour earlier, patients had left the dining room just off the main entrance of the rest home where the truck hit. Ninety minutes later, Blevins said, many would have been in the recreation hall—almost under the wheels of the truck. i East German peace treaty may "perish by the sword." Krasnaya Zvesda (Red Star) in like vein quoted Soviet scientists as saying that while rockets that: launched Soviet cosmonauts into space were meant for peace they could he used for military purposes. East Berlin Mayor Friedrich Kbert, in an editorial in the Com- I munisl newspaper Neues Deutsch- l^j I land, said the Western powers' : war-won rights in Berlin already "a fig leaf punched full of He repeated the standard Communist demand that the Western tro's flashiest television speeches. "The surprising and treacherous attack reveals the cowardice and criminal and piratical spirit of its authors, the United States government and mercenary agents recruited and armed by it, who act with impunity from Florida shores. "Cuba warns the United Slates President that our people have adopted all necessary measures to confront danger. . . .The Cuban revolution will be able to resist and reject a direct attack, too." Castro's communique said the raiders slipped up to within approximately five-eighths of a mile .. «. 4 .v*vij , v,ujiijjcu CV4 with about 33 per cent Thursday, the spokesman said. James Haygood, business agent for Local 558 of the International Brotherhood of electrical workers, said he ordered members go back to their read hark- and the international of the union. More than 1,200 members of ° PP °° n t C ° nstrUCt '° n Some workmen returned to work Monday after a federal order against picketing. But Friday /as the first substantial turnout of electricians. withdraw and leave West I of the coast before opening fire. a "neutral, demilitarized free city"—a demand the West has turned down again and again. Diplomatic wrangling, 3rd graf ta26-115. Nearby residents said there had been no fire during the night from guns permanently emplaced at the water's edge in the neighborhood. Venus Probe Set For Early Sunday CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP)iand electronic instruments will — American scientists plan to:seek to unlock mysteries which launch a Mariner 2 spacecraft to- are masked by a perpetual mantle Wednesday, pleaded guilty Friday ward Venus early Sunday to probe of heavy clouds around the planet, to a charge of malicious burning Youth Given 10 Years for School Arson GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) - A IS- year-old boy has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after he said he set the South Gastonia school afire "to do a favor to the other students." The youth, Paul David ' Butch) Kelly, who would have been in the 8th grade when the school Qpens fo * |he ^ lprm truck was in the front ot the i A A • I J • C " J an estimated eight j building. Everyone that was evac-1 IUU 10 1(1(110 *>QI(J Engulfed by Flood Last year million foreign visitors brought Spain almost a half billion dollars in cash, and the 1962 tourist goal was an even 10 million. Unpleasant spring weather held back the early crowds, then strikes which made 100,000 work- To My Friends of Southwest Louisiana You are cordially invited to visit with me at an open house between 12 o'clock noon and 2 p.m., on Sunday, August 26th, on the mezzanine floor of the Charleston Hotel. Sincerely RUSSELL B. 'LONG U. S. Senator (Senator Long Political Ad) uated was evacuated in less than 15 minutes ... before the flames and heat became unbearable," he said. Witnesses said the driver of the truck, Dan Craighead, 22, of Electra, leaped from the vehicle as it secrets of the far-away planet. and radio its findings back to Sometime in a three-hour period earth. after midnight, a powerful Atlas- Mariner project manager Jack Agena B rocket is scheduled to James said the vehicle could shed roar skyward to start the 447- j considerable light on the nature pound gold-and-silver plated pay- and environment of Venus. CALCUTTA, India" (AP)-Aboutiload on an intended 182 million-' ot a school house. Firemen who responded to an alarm by a patrolman last Mon« day said blazes had been set in six places. Damage was placed at $10,000 but officials plan to open the school as scheduled. James said that most scientists! Police picked up the boy shortly IS OUR WAY OF LIFE THREATENED? See Ad on Page 5, Headed FAIR PLAY FOR AMERICANS COMMITTEE (John M. Carter, Member of Committee) 100 road workers were reported i"M " , • ;doubt that plant or animal life ex-'; after the fire was discovered, hut washed away today by flood wa-' ? P ' Jists because of the extremely high, he managed to run away. His ta* ters of the river Teesta in North The Venus shot ls ™* flrst ? f ! surface temperatures-from 40 de-! ther brought him to authorities Sikkim. four ma i° r satellite launchings in |g rees below zero to more than 600 j that afternoon. Dispatches from the area sa icj, the next five weeks and five more! degrees above. He said Mariner two strategic bridges constructed! before the end of the year planned 2 could help substantiate this in the border protectorate by In-i bv the National Aeronautics and: t h eMi< . dian army engineers gave way. MAJESTIC HOTEL SUNDAY BUFFET Served ll;45 a.m. • 2:00 p.m. OVER 25 DIFFERENT FOODS All You Can Eat $1.50 Children under 12 $1.00 Space Administration. If Mariner 2 successfully corn- Russia sent a spacecraft last year within 62,000 miles of Venus, pletes a series of tricky midcourse j DU t no data was received because maneuvers, it will streak within j (he vehicle's radios failed early 10,000 miles of Venus on Dec. 14 ! j n flight. 7 A. AA. to 10 P. MALL DAY SUNDAY FRYERS LB. 35e GEORGE THERIOT'S SUPERETTES NO. 2 - 7TH AT COMMON NO. 4 - Z326 MEOORA NO. » - BLVD. AT PINE A real hot plant sale! 2 for the price of 1 Friday through Monday Only Large Fall Tomatoes 16r ea Greengate Garden Center 4002 Ryan (Opta Westlake Super Market with M.OO or mart . . . 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