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EDITORIALS Fewer Workers Paid More The average weekly earnings in Calcasieu parish during 1981 was S98.35. So says the Division of Employment Security of the Louisiana Department of Labor. For those who find themselves below this average, we might hasten to add that the Division of Employment Security qualifies Us report on weekly earnings somewhat. That $98.35 figure covers only workers covered by the employment securitv law. It excludes domestic workers, agricultural employes, the self-employed, such as barbers and physicians, and government workers, such as school teachers and postmen. For instance, the employment security law covered 23,445 workers in Calcasieu parish during 1961. But last December the Louisiana Employment Service reported 34.200 persons em* |75.38, in Beauregafd, $63.67, in Jeff Davis, $73.12 and in Vernon, $51.55. Average weekly earnings increased exactly six dollars" in Calcasieu parish last year compared to a statewide increase of slightly less than three dollars. The average weekly wage statewide was $85.60. The total payroll also increased, both in Calcasieu parish and statewide. But while the Calcasieu parish total increased approximately one and a half million dollars to $119.907.886, the slate showed a relatively minor increase of about S15 million—to a total of $2.383.361,407. And while payrolls increased employment decreased—about 15,000 statewide and about 1 ? 200 in Calcasieu parish. Every parish in southwest Louisi- ployed m Calcasieu parish. That means ana showed a decline in employment that approximately 11,000 workers in and every parish except Calcasieu and the parish were not covered by the em- Acadia showed a decrease in total pay- ployment security law. Were their earn- ro n ings included, the average weekly earn- ' These {jgures refef of CQurse on]y to employes covered by the employment security law and as we pointed out previously a large number of workers are not covered by that law. But the bulk of the workers are. particularly the high wage employes, and the declining employment is a source of concern. The Department of Labor credits the job decline principally to automation and to the practice in manufacturing industries of not replacing workers who retire or die. There is another factor to consider here in Calcasieu parish. Although jobs declined by 1.200 in 1961 the total payroll increased by a million and a half dollars because average weekly earnings increased by six dollars. That means more money in the hands of fewer people, apparently, and the question naturally arises: what changes are likely in buying habits. A family can spend only so much on food. What will they do with their additional income? Spend it on automobiles, homes, boats, travel? Or will they devote an increasing amount to savings? These are questions of interest to business and government. But the chief question that needs an answer is how to increase employment as well as payrolls. High earnings are desirable but so are jobs. And the sad fact is that jobs have been declining in Louisiana for the past several years even while payrolls were increasing. ings would no doubt be somewhat lower than the S98.3.i reported for the parish. The reason for the relatively high earnings in Calcasieu parish are the refining and chemical industries concentrated here. These are traditionally high-wage industries. Statewide the average weekly wage in petroleum re- finm.c. including overtime and shift differential, was $146. In chemicals it was SI34.27. Calcasieu parish ranks No. 6 in the stale in average weekly earnings. The top four parishes are all located on the Mississippi river below Baton Rouge where a number of chemical plants have been built recently. All four parishes are small in population and even the addition of one plant can boost weekly earnings sharply. St. Charles parish is tops in weekly earnings with $122.47, followed by St. Bernard, $116.35. St. James, S11L88 and Plaquemines. $111.15. The fifth-ranking parish is Cameron where the average weekly wage in 1961 was $100.61. The Department of Labor says the high average in Cameron is largely the result of increasing petroleum drilling and production plus the menhaden fishing industry. Elsewhere in southwest Louisiana, where there is comparatively little oil refining or chemicals, the average week- lv pay is considerably below that of Calcasieu or Cameron parishes. In Acadia average weekly earnings during 1961 were $67.27, in Allen it was Nofes and Commenfs "To achieve longevity, live only one day at a time," advises a centenarian. But in these days of high and rising prices, it is becoming increasingly difficult to live that long at a time. Imaginary physical ills evidently aren't physically serious, as neurotics live longer than almost anybody. "Dianetics is the theory that people can remember things that happened before they were born," says a psychologist. Some people can do better than that—they can remember things that never happened. THE WORLD TODAY Reds Push West Bock Again "•^ & : •«£**•- M'-Wr:* ;.V: :• :,•",???'£"£4 JAMBALAYA 'It Was Amusing To See Those Liberals Try To Hang Things Up With a Filibuster' PEARSON SAYS Talk of Cats, Kings and Tifo Bv DREW PEARSON VENICE, Italy - It's something of a contrast to have tea | with President Tito of Yugoslavia and then lunch with the mother- in-law of King Peter, the ousted monarch of Yugoslavia. But along slav P e "P !c - Perhaps some the Adriatic, where Communist lh °y wl " moeL " Yugoslavia rubs shoulders w i t h the one-time aristocracy of ancient Rome, anything can happen. Scotland with Prince Charles. "My grandson," she continued, "would like to meet Tito. He says it's foolish not to talk to him, that he's Hone a lot for the Yugo- day A historian says that, through the centuries sixteen flourishing civilizations have perished. Some fear the seventeenth one may not be long for this world. pasia. widow Alexander of Helpful note to foreigners who are trying to learn English as spoken by Americans: Don't waste time building a vocabulary of adjectives, as these two will suffice: "swell" and "lousy." Many people are pronouncing "Tel- star" as if it were spelled "Telestar," probably because the latter is pronounced with more e's. of Ihe late King Greece. 11 was at one of those old world luncheons that are out of this world, at the grand canal palace ! of Count Vittorio Cini, where the butlers serve with the precision of the queen's ; ly put him in the same school in ! not to marry Princess Aspasia un" til after his elder brother, King! George, had had a try on the; throne. King George wenl into; exile: Prince Alexander took; his place; he and Aspasia were, married. "We waited three years—I was only 19 — lo get married, then, I two years on the throne. My baby | was nol yel born when my husband died. We had a gardener—; a G«.rman who was going lo be sent to a concentration camp — j but my husband saved him. He Hard Head-Wear WORKERS IN AREA industrial plants of in the oil fields may think that safety hats are something new. They're not though. These emblems of the modern industrial worker are as old as antiquity. The safety hat came into being, more than likely, when an Ice "Ager slapped a large turtle shell on his head to deflect an enemy's sticks and stones. Or he might have worn the tortoise shell to protect his noggin from chunks of ice falling from the neighborhood glacier. * * * ANY WORKER who feels the plant's safety director is foolish for insisting that he wear a safety hat might take an historical tip from Diogenes. When Diogenes was asked what he'd take to let himself be belted on the head with a club, he replied with typical pithiness, "A helmet." About 2300 years ago when the famed philosopher- lived in Corinth in an unfurnished barrel and parried silly questions, the helmets worn then were some of the earliest known to history. That's not counting those previously mentioned tortoise shell chapeaux anthropoli- gists believe outdate the fig leaf as mankind's earliest haberdashery. * * * USE OF THE HARD HAT in construction dates at least to Imperial Rome. During the reign of Constantine the Great (A.D. 306-377), when the huge Egyptian obelisk was being put up in the Circus Maximus, the foreman put his men into motal battle helmets to shield their heads from falling masonry. Metal helmets went out with the fall of Rome. In Europe, boiled-leather models were in vogue until mechanized warfare and shrapnel revived the need for the iron hat of earlier days. World War I's doughboy wore a shallow, heavy pan of steel fitted with a padded leather lining. Since World War If, the type of light-weight steel or plastic helmet worn by GI's has been widely adopted throughout industry. It is considered indispensable equipment in oil and chemical plants, such as those near Lake Charles, and also in steelwork, mining, utilities, oil fields, logging, and missiles. * * * IN SOME INDUSTRIES, types of hats or their color become a symbol of status. Welders, for instance, wear a cap-type head protector which easily distinguishes them from workers in some lesser jobs. Electricians in at least one of the local chemical plants are easily spotted by their bright orange-colored helmets. The color choice was more or less accidental. It happens that glass fiber, or plastic materials are used for the hats worn by electricians because they are nonconductors of electricity. And it also happens that fiberglass hats come in colors, either painted or impregnated. * * * ALL KINDS OF COLORS are used in industry, however, for either metal or plastic hats. One big steel company encourages key men to wear white so thev can be easilv spotted on ^ ~ ~~*~ THKRK IS SOMETHING T)K- prcssing about most has-been rov- and I found mi-self sealed beside ally. They look back at the splcn- her royal highness, Princess As- dors of the past, unable to adjust Ihemselvcs to the rigors of the prcser.t. Rut there is nolhing depressing about Princess Aspasia. And I suspect there is nolhing depressing about her grandson. The princess is an attraclive ladv had two monkeys, them was attacked emergency. Some plants may use one color for all safety hats but use various insignia—as the military does—to set the wearer apart, or for identification as to his job. Helmets have become quite a status symbol on the missile bases. These hard hats form a rainbow of colors —chosen lo go with a man's job. The white helmet is reserved for top executives or their aides. Munitions experts fit) about their grim busi- and one of ness in appropriately ominous black headgear. Fuel men by our dog.: wear orange helmets. Safety experts wear green. Con- 1 ncr rc ? CUCl i tractor personnel wear brown; maintenance men, gray; monkey - • • • •• ----- —i ex,ui s ,,e cou™ :-* *J ^™ «,^ m, husband on 0. , eg and eyes the arm. designatcs^medic.^^ red. A white cross on red guards and the conversation ^at can look back at a great dea , .. Mcdid t ad ^ , \ cep t for casual wear such as sport shirts, bathing trunks, '" "- "" -"— J '"-'- ! ° f roman "" anr] a •"•* "° 31 " f "lose days and he dS" ! and neckties, probably get a psychological lift from don- But her husband, King Alexan- j ning a brightly colored safety hat when they go on the turns around the alleged "infamy" of Premier Fanfani, the treason of nationalizing electrici- of romance and a great deal history. Her husband was king of ;deri ty, and whether Venice should Greece during those chaotic days * , «.i-.I.i „/* !!»_..1 1 lit -r I .1 By JAMES MARLOW Associated Press News Analyst bit over WASHINGTON rAP>-Bit by the years— by talking, re- ficalion couldn't happen in the ment he made by blockading Ber- foreseeable future. lin in 1918. In one move he could Khrushchev battered the West h ave gobbled up the city, if the into acceptance of this reality. ; West let him. It didn't. It broke He told Adenauer to reconcile i the blockade. For some years treating, pushing on Berlin—Rus- himself to the existence of two! there was comparative quiet, sia made the West back up and Germanics as an "indisputable 1 Then Khrushchev in a less sudden and dangerous way tried to 'fact." He said Russia would not even laid the ground for a showdown crisis. Its latest move is one more step on that long road. This was in replacing this week the Soviet commandant in Berlin with an East German military chief. It isn't pleasant for the West to i ate— Berlin, accept the thought it has been Under post-war stiff-armed in its tracks but here Berlin— 110 miles permit unification that eliminated "socialism" (meaning commu- <rism) in East Germany. i 2. Khrushchev, meanwhile, ; forced the West to think of a ! problem more real and immedi- agreements inside Commu- repeat what Stalin did. He said he wanted the Allies out of Berlin. He said he wanted it to be a "free" city in the heart of East Germany although no one could have any illusions it would are two prime examples of it: 1. Chancellor Adenauer of West Germany tried to keep alive in his people the idea they could be reunited with their fellow Germans in Communihl-run Kasl Germans. The Kisfnhower administration called lor reunification, loo. Neither Adenauer nor this country was thinking in terms of a Germany united under communism. And. just because they weren't, what they said about reunification s\as empty talk, and nothing more, and for this reason: Khrushchev uasn't thinking in terms of a Germany united under capitalism and allied with the West. The reality was that uni- remain free long. Then he threatened to sign a nist East Germany—was divided i peace treaty with East Germany. into four zones, one each to be occupied by the United States, Britain, France and Russia, The Soviets, who did and do control East Germany, guaranteed the West the right of access to the city—people and supplies- through and over East Germany. By this arrangement the West would deal with the Russians on travel to and from Berlin, not with the East Germans. The refuses lo recognize the East German Communists as the legitimate government. , - • It would, for the West Germans, i a six-months' deadline for signing abolish canals and gondolas in favor of throughways and aulo- mobiles. * * *£ PRINCESS ASPASIA A\D I were able lo get started on a less profound though possibly more interesling subjecl — cats. Her daughter, the exiled queen of Yugoslavia, has four. "They are just alley cats," con-: fided the princess, "but she loves i them. And I have a dachshund, which I love. And when my daugh-! ter comes to see me with King Peter and her cats, my 1 i 111 e '• dachshund looks so sad." 1 admitted that my sympathies were with the one-time queen of Yugoslavia, insomuch as I h a d i once served in the not too exalted position of chairman of National Cat week. I suggested, j however, that some people be-' lieved in co-existence, even if the Red Chinese and Molotov didn't, and that I had been able to get! my two cats and two dogs to coexist. right, after World War I when the' allies had kicked out his father, because his wife was the sister of Kaiser Wilhelm and accused of being pro-German. Royal families were not popular in those to Prince Alex- husband of my luncheon companion, to try to reinstate the family in the good graces of the Greek people. But he had promised his father ,. _ R P Klr g paul . .. * popularity job. re.gns in Greece. And Princess Aspasia can look back on a romantic turbulent period with much more to occupy her mind than the current Venetian debate over the.nationali- zation of electricity or throughways instead of canals and gondolas. (Copyright. 19H2, by The Bell Syndicate t WAR CLAIMS Still Unsettled By Congressional Quarterly YOUR HEALTH Trachoma Vaccine ! Rut this left unsettled other kinds of claims of U. S. citizens i for injury and pi^perty losses during Ihe war. The House recently passed a WASHINGTON <CQ> - Seventeen years after the end of World War II. Congress still has before it many questions regarding the bill authorizing payments to U. S. disposition of enemy property citizens for damage or destruction seized during the war. of certain property and death or S h a r p differences of opinion disability suffered by American over the years have led lo the civilian passengers on By Dr. Theodorr K. Van Dellen the (Copyright 19ftJ. By The Chicago Tribune) inside of the a pebbly appearance. stalemate. There are those who say under post-war agreements property belongs to the U. S. and should be used lids give the or raspberry- The popular : u - S ' citizens for ships at* tacked just before the war. that The Senate Judiciary Commit' t h e tee, however, has been willing to. as a bill to let go only as far to compensate U. S. citizens file for such claims! war losses. And It said payment should not be I gathered that the question of zona . The announcement meant whether the former queen of. liule lo mosl Amer j cans because VACCINE FOR TRACHOMA In April of this year the public health service started a trachoma vaccination program among 400 Indian school children in Ari- The j term, granulated eyelids, is more' f here arc (llcse wno sa y lna( - tnj s j authorized until the total cost of descriptive of the condition. ! is J ust another form of confisca- ; the claims is known. Critics have The disease responds to the sul- tion - a bad precedent for the U.S. | called this an "empty gesture." l ° fonamides, used over a eight to 20 days. When one of; these drugs is given to a large number of victims in a communi- to set—and that the property should be returned to former enemy nationals. Once again an attempt is be- ty, the infection disappears rap-' in S made to break the lo 8J am : -11.. n..i _ . *l Cairat* al uanopafa /ii nii?t innc QI A subsidiary fighl over this piece of legislation is whether those who became U. S. citizens after they suffered war losses should also be compensated. Sup- Greecesee she r daudite ? the for-' L , Amc ™ a "» b ff" se idly. But recurrences « be «-' Several se P arate ^ cstions and P 01 ^s of this proposal argue that _' eece .l e _ e l, e /,. ( l au r t f r ' , l eio \ ithe y are "ot acquainted with this _ ' , „.„ ., *''"!, ,i several separate pieces of legis- not to do so would h P m Hi*.-™. mer queen of Yugoslavia, depend-, eve condition. ... - • -^ | •••«>« VJMV.^11 W* * V*£VU*M f*M, t-IVISkr*!^ lid, it would mean the Wcst! e d in part on whether the four have to deal with the East i cats would he able lo co-evisl If he did, would have to deal with the East i cals wou ld be able to co-exist German Reds whom they still re- , with the one dachshund on a pro- fused to recognize. posed reunion in Venice. If the East Germans laid down * * * ; new conditions for access lo Ber- i WITHOUT RKALLV TRYING lin, or Iried to shut the West out altogether, and if the West trhd w;is a .serious dis- eage U) peeled, unless the condition is i several separate pieces of legis- not to do so would be to discrira. eradicated completely. While the lation are involved ' The H o u s e | mate against these "later nation* sulfa preparations do nol c u ,. e . recently passed some of them, bul als." Attempts lo include cover- . , .. . ,, i to solve this problem, we wcntj mounlaint>crs of T( , nncss( , ( ,, Mis . on to other things. Princess As- and a blindness, the tolal number of lhe Senutc has always been Ihe age of these citizens failed in lha common cause of blindness up to, blind individuals decreases over a main • slum bling block. ! House. a few decades ago. Nowadays it'period of years When World Wai' II broke oul, The Senate has pending before is confined in the United Stales j )r Van rj e | ] e n wi || a| . , . | the U. S. Government vested it a bill involving a totally differ- questions on medical topics Ta' (sei/cd) , assets , locatcd '" lhe UlS ' ent conce|n - This would reluri » . r . whirli lif'hinopn to pnemv coun- anv vpslpH m-nnm-iinc. in r^,..,,«.. in the United Stales to certain American Indians; the to batter its way through, it would P asia . knowing 1 had just seen and mean war wilh Easl Germany Jj 10 - wanted to know what he was and ilussia, too. Over the years Khrushchev did some incredible threatening and . , , r . , , backsliding. For instance, he sel a ( ' ulel bul eff <* llve way ol talk- like. 1 described him as a man who was a bit over 70 who looked about 50, had strong features and have been a highly unpopular | a P 630 '^ treaty^ He let that pass thing for the West to do. Stalin tried to break the agree- and said it didn't matter. 4 SAT., AUGUST 25, 1962, Lake Charle* Americqn Press Lake Charles American Press SIXTY-SIXTH YEAR Published Week Day and Sunday Morning St Phone H6 V-2?»l MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS Th« Awoclotod Press I* entitled exclusively lo Ihe use lor republlcotlon ol all lh« local news printed In this neiwpgper us well as oil AP newt dltpgtches. - TELEPHONES Mom oiiice — -SUBSCRIPTION KATES By Carrier Per W*<* 45c By Carrier Per Year . $2340 By Moil m Allen Bcuureoard Culcasieu. Cameron and Jefferson DJVIS parishes i p«r fear iio.oo. Sunday only j another test by pulling the Soviet ] grandmother. „ I commandant oul of Easl Berlin Entered ot Lake ChaHes Post Otlue as Setond lion Moil Matter Under Act ol Congress March 2, 1879 and Sundov Per Ytor H7.Q0; Dolly Only P«r Year J7.M All olh», moll p«r y*or 123.40 Last year he intensified his demands. The West, as always, said it would not abandon the people of West Berlin, that it had agreements with Russia to stay there. Last Aug. 13 Khrushchev tested the West. He threw up a wall between East and West Berlin. If the West had battered down the wall one of two things would have happened: Khrushchev would have backed up or there would have been war. The West did nothing. In this lest of wills, Khrushchev won. Now he's forcing the West into "He must be a strong man to keep his country logelher," observed the princess, who as a neighbor of Yugoslavia knew souri, and Kentucky; ers of South Dakota and Iowa living near Indian reservations. U has been estimated lhal 15 per cent of the population of Ihe earth is afflicted and the scourge continues lo be a common cause of blindness in certain parts of Asia, Africa, and the middle east. If the vaccine is successful it will be welcome news to these men stamped, self-addressed envelope iciim- accompanies request. Nebraska, Questions on medical topics will be answered by mail if stamped, nies request. ly fit. which belonged to enemy countries and their nationals. Following the war, Ihe allies made agreements wilh Germany and Japan in which lhe U. S. any vested properties to former owners who were citizens of Germany, Japan, Bulgaria, Hungary or Rumania and had become U.S. citizens since their properly was * )a " i waived demands for reparations ; seized during lhe war. R i • i h'om the defeated countries. They The Justice Department is op: Become physical- j agrced inslca(1 thal (he allies i posed lo this bill, saying il would j would limil demands largely to J benefit persons "who had no al» i retention of the vested assets lo-1 Jegiance lo the U. S. until after to cated in their countries and to dis-1 the war," while claims of Ameri- SPARSE BEARD G. C. writes: I'm trying something about its turbulent pop-; anf j W0 men. ulation. Trachoma is a contagious infec-! es tna ' W 'H encourage a luxuri- grow a beard to hide a facial I scar. So far, the growth has been ; sparse. Are there any substanc- Without criticizing Tito, she tion of the whites of the eyes and ; ant beard? spoke a bit sorrowfully about the i the inner lining of the eyelids. His next move treaty with. may be a peace way he had taken her son-in-law's fortune away and how King Peter and her daughter were now practically penniless in England. Some wealthy American - Yugoslavs had helped them out by paying the expenses of her 17-year- old grandson, Prince Alexander, lo go to Culver Military academy in Indiana. "He loved it^ there-," said his "He liked America so much. But it was so expensive bringing him home across Ihe Al- The disease is indistinguishable in Give it Reply time. Meanwhile, get pose of Ihe assels in a way which s can nalionals remained unset» precluded their return to their for-1 tied. mer ownership or control. j Another bill passed by th« The U. S. Congress in 1948; House would allow the Govern- passed Ihe War Claims Act, which j ment to sell the 93 per cent of tha provided that no vested German | General Aniline & Film Co. (mak» the early stages from iin ordinary \ out the family album and look eye infection. The inflamed parts : at the hereditary beard patterns burn and itch, they tear profuse- of your great and great-greatly, and the watery secretion teems grandfathers. It is possible the or Japanese assets would be returned to their former owners and that the U. S. would not pay com- .pensation for them. War claims payments were with the causative organisms, best you can do is chin whiskers made to U. S. soldiers and civili- This explains why the condition or sideburns, spreads so readily among -friends i Today's Health Hial- Train yourself lo keep alive and relatives. Many complain of twitching of your sense of humor, the eyelids and pain when ex- Address all inquiries lo: posed lo light. In lime, the mem hrancs become swollen, congest ed, and reddened. The lids thick- ans who were held in captivity ! or forced into hiding and to Amer- iw tu« holidays. We Imal-iea due U) *carr«i|}. Granules ol | Dr. Theodore R. Van Dellen, Tribune Syndicate, Tribune Tower, Chicago, 111. icans for certain losses accounts and credits. Claims of American against other enemy countries — Italy, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Rumania and Bulgaria — were sellled through other legislation. ers of Ansco film and other prod* nets) which it has been holding. The U. S. laws do not allow the Government to sell any vested property if there is litigation pending as to its ownership. A Swiss company, Interhandel, has been claiming ownership of of bank: General Aniline in the cour's. The Government charges that In- citizens i terhandel is a cover for a German chemical company, 1. G, Farhen. ( Copy right 19ili2, Congressional Quarterly inc.) i

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