Lake Charles American-Press from Lake Charles, Louisiana on August 26, 1962 · Page 1
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Ittitcf Wira Strvtei el Associated Press MICROFILM ItmffCS * SAUS CO. P.O. SOX 606$ 4924 €0U AV£. flXAl *v. m m ^^ Wills* flXAl C0MP* Lake Charles American Press SIXTY-FIRST YEAR 15 CENTS LAKE CHARLES, LA., SUNDAY, AUGUST ftt. 44 PAGES showers tbroogh Mon*»y. iffti Withhe (American Press Photo by Burl Vincent) IN OUACHITA Polio Vaccine Drive is Set MONROE, La. (AP) - The Ouachila Parish Medical Society announced Saturday a massive program to immunize nearly 300,000 persons in northeast Louisiana with the Sabin oral polio vaccine. The program is the first, in the stale. Called "Victory over Polio," and co-spnnsored by the Monroe Junior Chamber of Commerce, it aims at immunizing every resident of Ouachita and surrounding parishes. Immunization "clinics" will be set up in public school buildings throughout the area between noon and 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30. Every person three months and older in Monroe, Ouachita Parish and adjacent parishes is eligible for vaccination. The program was announced by Dr. John P. Burton, president of the Society, and Edd Roult, president of the Monroe Jaycees. Dr. Roy A. Kelly will head the drive for the medical society and Joseph A, Maggio Jr., will be Jaycee co-ordinalor. "We are faced with a tremendous job of organizing a communi- [ ty-wide loam lo be made up of : pharmacists, physicians, nurses, businessmen and individuals from many civic groups," Dr. Kelly said. "By the time we get rolling," he said, "we hope to have close to 1,000 persons in Ouachita Par- j ish playing important roles." j At least that many other persons will be needed lo staff clinics in surrounding parishes, where medical groups and civic organizations will be asked lo conduct Iheir own campaigns. ; "We will be able to make vac- 1 cine available to these groups in i nearby parishes, but they must organize their own clinics and work I groups to administer Ihe vaccine," Dr. Kelly said. ; "Even those persons who have been innoculaled with the Salk I injectable vaccine should lake Ihe Sabin oral vaccine," he pointed i out. "Under present plans, the three various strains of the Sabin vaccine will be given. "Type '111 will he given firs! on Sept. 30. Type 1 on Nov. 18, and the third feeding type 11, will be i on Jan. 6," Dr. Kelly said. SUNDAY INDEX Amusements ... Page 13 Classified Pages 28-32 Crossword Puzzle ... Page 13 Editorials and Comment Page 4 In the Service Page 5 Oil News ... ...Page 6 Southwest Outdoors Page 14 Sports Pages 25-27 TV Programs . Page 12 Weather ...-• p a g e H Women's News Pages 15-24 SAME FAMILY State Treasurer Tells Boards to Balance Budgets BATON ROUGE (AP) — State Treasurer A. P Tugwell said Saturday he will hold back funds from ; local boards until legislative and executive department ' committees approve their balanced budgets. Tugwell gave his stand after Sen. William Cleveland of Crowley, chairman of the Legislative Budget Committee, urged the 67. '— city and parish school mus t. approve parish budgets, do boards to gel in to the slate not meet until late this month. ,balanced budgets or face! -r^ i e( jj s | at ive budget commil- possible delay m getting ; tee quit work pending recall after their money. Labor Day after takir on most i The treasurer said he will not state agency spending programs j issue funds to school hoards pre- other than those of the local school \ i senting unbalanced budgets. And Doart ls. • he said he will not disburse funds < Tne Slate Budget Committee, until the school boards have their ffT 1 1°"^- the0b " d § ets un " ... j , t , . . . ; "1 the Legislalive Budget Corn- budgets approved by the Legisla- mittee acts on them five Budget Committee and the T , ... , , , State Budget Committee. ! f a = kso " scn , t "^school boards m , ., .. , . a letter Aug. 10 telling them to go The latter executive department ahead with their bud | et * : committee is made up of Gov. t ,- ons r Jimmie H. Davis, education Supt. , ' . , . i Shelby M. Jackson and Tugwell. i J" past yea '. s ' J ac * s ™ has -M, j i , n ' S° ne over P ansh sch ° o1 budgets, These developments apparently then has givcn lhe boards [he6si meant the local school boards, nal to go ahead _ w|th the knoufe; . many already in debt to cover edge the governor and slate treas j the deficits of last fiscal year urer wou]d go a i ong with ^ won t get their state funds until lion department recommendations, the end of September. TI i . i • 1 . L ,. . ... , . ... . „ The last legislature changed the Most public schools will open fall proce dure for handling local terms Sept. 4. Some already have • sc hool boards' funds. The legisla- i starled - lure also started a practice of | The school boards, under the appropriating state money In the : law, musl pay off Iheir bank loans boards in lump sums, instead of I with first revenues received from ' appropriating (he money to the the stale in this fiscal year. educalion department for" distribu- Some banks are reported to be tion. refusing to lend some hoards ad- Tugwell asked Cleveland for an ditional money to meet current! interpretation of what procedure payrolls until the summer loans! should be followed under the new have been repaid. The banks con- 1 — ! - 1 ~ t! — tend they need an approved budget as collateral against further Three Misses Start School Homecoming Sef For Reserve Unifs Southwest Louisiana Army Reservists who have just ended a one-year lour of active duty'alier being called up by President John F. Kennedy last Summer will be honored during "Welcome Home" ceremonies this afternoon. The President, in a telegram, cited the Reservists ". . . for their outstanding contribution to the cause of freedom during this critical time. , "As Ihcy return to their homes," he continued, "I want lo convey to them and to their families my deepest admiration and respect for the important work they have done." The welcoming ceremonies will begin at 2 p.m. today al the: Cnrl Shcller Army -Reserve Training Center, 2W Tenth street. The public is invited to join in paying tribute lo members of the 372nri Finance Disbursing Section, 451s! Quartermaster Company and the 935th Quartermaster Lab Detachment. i The event is being sponsored by the Lake Charles Association of Commerce military affairs committee. The program will consist of mil- i itary m u s i c, presentation of colors, addresses by Mayor Allied E. Roberts, L. M. George, president of the A of C; Senator Russell B. Long, Representative T. A. Thompson, and Major General William C. Bullock, commander of the 19th Army Corps. Certificates of appreciation will be awarded to all Reservists and one will be chosen to receive an c'.xpense-paid weekend at the Chateau Charles. Arrangements for the ceremony ;jre being handled by William G. McClanahan, A. V. Murphy, Ray Ewing and Curtis Fonlenol of the Lake Charles A of C; Dr. George Isaac and R. S. Simpson of the West Calcasicu A of C and Cap- lnin William P. Alley and M-Sgl. Gilbert Sarver of Ihe Reserve i Training Center. A of C Board Approves City Tax Election The Board of Directors of the jLake Charles Association of Comi merce has approved the action of 'the Mayor and the City Council | in calling the sales tax electi I on for September 25, President L. I M. George announced Saturday. i Mayor Alfred E. Roberts and 1 members of the City Council ap- ! peared before the Board of Directors in its monthly meeting on ;August 22. The sales tax proposal' | was presented by C. M. Jackson, I president of the City Council. ; Mayor Roberts and council members Jerry L. Harless and Ar-S thur M. Moreno took part in the I discussion. ! A meeting of the membership^ ;of (he Association of Commerce will be called, President George j said, to assist the Mayor and Ihe 1 Council in their efforts to person-! ally contact as many persons as' possible before election day. The presentation will he made hy members of the city administration. Each of the 850 members of the Association will receive a perso- I al invitation to attend a meeting to hear the presentation on the sales tax. Wives, husbands, and guests of the membership will also be invited. The time and place of the meeting will be announced by the Association. i President George expressed ap- ! preciation to the Mayor and members of the council for presenting the proposal on the sales tajc election to the Board. SPACE LAUNCH IS POSTPONED TAPE CANAVKKAL, Fla. (Al 1 )— Technical problems Saturday uight forced a 24-hour uoslpoaenu'iil of S u a d a y's scheduled attempt to launch a Mariner 2 space craft to the vicinity of the planet Venus. Getting a child ready lo enter the first grade is a task for any mor,,, but Mrs. Joe Holton of Johnson Bayou has it in threes. After the last minute hair brushing Monday morning, things will start quietening down around the Holton household as three little girls troop off to school. The three Holton misses — Kay Lynn, Belinda Jane and Linda Jean — will enter the first grade at Johnson Bayou school for the first time. And, Mrs. Holton is ready for the "rest" it will bring her. The three young lasses are ready for it too. For five years they've seen their dad go to work each school day at Johnson Bayou school where he s coach and social studies instructor. In fact, they thought for a while last year that the deal was to pay them to go to school. They've found out differently now and are ready for the new adventure. Left at home is four-year-old Mike, the only man-boy in the family who seems to accept his fate stoically. Kay Lynn is the senior of the three afler celebrating her sixth birthday on February 14. The twins, Belinda .Jane and Linda Jean, won't be far behind, however, as they observe their sixth birthday on December 20. legislation. Cleveland told Tugwell in an Aug. 22 letter: , Mrs. Hollon sews all of the ! s c h o o I clothes for her three '. daughters as evidenced in the , above picture. Left lo right, | Belinda Jane, Linda Jean and ] Kay Lynn approve of the piece of material in mom's sewing machine. i Sure, it'll be somewhat of a rest ; for Mrs. Hollon wilh the three ac- J live girls at school during part of the day, but after a moment's reflection — "H means they're growing up, though." loans to boards already owing i "It is the opinion of this com- them money. j mittee that the following approv- The original summertime loans i f' s wi!1 be necessary prior to dis- to cover 1961-62 school board op- ! burs ement of any f u n d s to the crating deficits are secured by a | aforesaid (school) boards: m million bond issue approved: " L The Legislative Budget by the legislature to retire an op- i Committee. crating deficit. i " 2 - Tne s ^te Budget Commit- Tugwell said the first $20 mil- : £?' Composed of you, the super- lion of the bond money should be ! J f endent of edllcatl °n and Gov. available next week. But these .Jf' u , _, funds cannot be used by school The [T^T, has asked us to ! boards for operating expenses. review these J u(d 8 els and ™ake H O ,. O a - ii, j V ! °ur recommendations to him prior I Here are other developments ! to his study LT^h 1 "^'- 0 H-^- 1 ","! 61 " U 'P to the P'- esent «™ we school boards getting then- slate have received noFne o( lhese bud funds for operations. ets from the department of ^ i Some school boards, which still i cation." Budgets Prepared By Local Schools MORGAN J. DAVIS •.. main speaker Executive To Address (JA Kickott Morgan J. Davis, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Humble Oil and Refining company, will be the feature speaker at the United Appeals Advance Gifts kick off meeting set for Monday evening, September 10 at the Pioneer club; G. Lock Paret, president, announced Saturday. Invitations and tickets for tha meeting will be mailed to United Appoals workers within the next two weeks, E. W. Midlam, vice- chairman of the campaign in charge of Advance Gifts, said. Davis has been associated with Humble for more than a quarter of a century. During this period he has risen from a geologist of the old Cisco division to its chief executive officer. He was president of Humble prior to the 1960 ! merger of Humble, Esso and Car-" i ter. He was then elected president of the new Humble Oil and Rei fining company and in September, 1961, was named chairman of the board. During these years Davis has assumed positions of national leadership in business as- sociatons, including president of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. He actively servies on committees of both Harvard and the University of Texas. He has been active with community agencies, including membership on the board of directors of the Houston Chamber of Commerce, the United Fund of Houston and Harris county, and tha Texas United Fund. This year Davis is taking an active part in the Advance Gifts campaign of the Houston United Fund. This year's goal of the Houston United Fund is $6,324,363. Bureau Rules Out Hurricane Threat From Two Waves MIAMI, Fla. (AP) - With their customary caution, weathermen Saturday ruled out hurric a n e threats in the near future and described two easterly waves lurking in the Caribbean as small j tempests in a big teapot. The closest of the two formations, stretching from the Baha| mas into central Cuba, was ex- 1 peeled to drive rain into Florida i by Saturday night as it moved i westward at 10 knots. : A forecaster said the second ! wave has "become diffused and j is nol of any immediate concern." Operating budgets for the two local school systems should be in the hands of the legislative budget committee when it reconvenes after Labor Day, according to the two local superintendents. City Schools Supt. G. W. Ford said the city school budget has been sent to the State Board of Education and it now remains for State Supt, Shelby M. Jackson to pass it on to the budgetary group. Supt. H. A. Norton of the parish school system said that the parish school board approved its operating budget August 7 and copies are being prepared for submission. He said they should be available to the budget committee by the lime it reconvenes. The budget group quit work Thursday after issuing a warning to local school boards that they must get in their balanced budgets j or face the possibility of being without funds next month. The committee, headed by Sen.! William Cleveland of Crowley, I also warned that the law prohibits I the approval of deficit budgets and i that therefore, all budgets sub! milled must be within the bounds i of funds appropriated to each district by the legislature. Norton said the parish budg- 1 et is balanced. Figures compar- I ing the city schools budget to its ! legislative appropriation were not : available, Ford said. | In addition to the operating : budgets, $128,000 is owed to the 1 city system by the state and $691,000 to the parish schools. These funds are owed to the local school systems from deficits in last i year's payments. Lake Charles Students Win Pelican Posts BATON ROUGE <Spl.) - Two Lake Charles students were elected to state offices Saturday night in balloting at the 23rd session of mythical Pelican State here. John Douglas Stowe, a Federalist candidate, defeated Richard Bunce of New Orleans for attorney general. Roger Aimer, also a Federalist, was named superintendent of ed» ucation. Alston Johnson, a 16-year-oldJ senior i'roni Jesuit high school, Shreveport, was elected governor, Johnson was one of four Nation,* alist candidates to be elected. SALES TAX Lake Charles voters will decide. September 25 whether or not the city will levy a one cent sales tax. After two false starts, the Lake Charles city council Monday approved the sales tax ordinance. Now comes the leg work, speeches and explanations by which most of the councilmen hope to bring the voters around to their way of thinking. Five of the councilmen, C. M. (Jack) Jackson. Arthur Moreno, R. E. (Dick) Watson, Jerry Harless and Vincent, Abate, feel the city needs the sales tax. Two of them, Jsreal LaKleur and A J. (Tubby Lyons are against it. Council lax proponents have scheduled or will schedule speaking engagements with all civic groups, according to Jackson, lo Five City Counc/'/men Will Work For Measure; Two h Oppose It explain the need for the tax. He said they will also explain how the additional money would be spent should the tax be approved. Watson has said he is "doing everything possible to gain passage for the tax." "Whether it's speaking to a group or just one person, I want to have a chance to tell people what the lax program is and why the money is so badly needed," he said. Jackson said the speaking arrangements are being made added thai "all of the five proponents are looking forward to any chance to explain the need for the tax and how it would work." Moreno mentioned a brochure that the five proponents and the mayor are preparing. He ex- plained that it will contain all the facts and figures concerning the tax. They hope to have a copy of the brochure in every Lake Charles home by next week he said. "The important thing," Jackson said, "is taking it to the people, and I'm trying to spend as much lime as possible answering questions on it and explaining it." Lyons, who is also visiting business places and talking to citizens, said he is "of course trying to tell people why 1 am against it, but 1 ,vant to hear both sides of the question discussed so everyone will have all Ihe fads needed to make a wise decision September 25." "1 want to give thorn my point of v i e w, and also listen to theirs," he said. Moreno and Harless admit tha voters must have the facts concerning ihe tax and said they are trying to answer all questions concerning the proposal. They voiced a willingness to talk to all, whether one person or large organizations. LaFleur said he plans to use TV and the press to get his views to the people, as well as the "person-to-person" approach, He also plans to use "plenty of facts and figures (o prove everything I say." Abate expressed his willingness to "talk to one or 1,000 people to help them understand the need for ihe sales lax lo be approved." He said, "If people are given all the fads. Ihe sales lax will be approved at Ihe polls in September."

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