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Jennings Daily News (Newspaper) - April 12, 1967, Jennings, Louisiana Volume 74 Member United Press International April 1967 Single copy price lOe dolly When the Saints SENATOR CLEMONS loft and family friend John Mecom might just bo thinking of the Dixieland When two Saints 60 Marching In the Now that The two met in Lake Charles this week whero Mecom was along with other members ef his Now Orleans Saints football as part of a goodwill tour of Southwest Daily News photo million may make Saints monument to state By JIM LAMGDON Daily News Managing Editor LAKE men Just naturally look like a million In the case of John Mecom that air is justified more ways than To begin the young tycoon is con to be worth many times that million and ma ny of those holdings happen to be right here in Southwest Lou But visit to the Ca jun Country this week was made in Ms most recent of owner of the New Orleans is offering to avan rol NFL teams carava led through the Jennings area on 4be first leg of a press which is skied to fin ish back in New Orleans Thurs day Others making the trip with Mecom included head coach Thompson show underway Its carni val time in Jennings again as the Jack Thomp son carnival gets underway at the fairgrounds s Funds from the show will be used to help rebuild the Post 3686 hut which was destroy ed by fire the carnival will feature a special childrens with reduced fares on amuse according to a VFW Tom a former himself star players Paul Hor nung of Green Bay and defensive specialist Obert Lo gan and members of the Saints administrative Famous trumpeter Al Hirt was scheduled to make the swing through Jennings to Lake Char but was forced to delay his engagement with the For young 27 years difficult to draw the line between business and His first year expansion team represents A challenge in both no strang er to the sporto fmg playing career UBS cyt short the University of Oklahoma by He played guard on the football team there before finishing school at the Univer sity of While he now plans to make New Orleans his the trans planted Houston native lias no intention of confining liis teams following to that area Says This is more than just New Orleans team its the states and thats the way we want it to Mecom says even explored the pos of calling tho club the Louisiana Saints rather than the New Orleans For the new role of president of a pro football team follows on the heels of some oth er rather interesting experienc Having lived for a time in Africa and the Middle Me com has had a number of unus ual including that of big game Now the big game hunting will take a back seat to big name with the prey being top pro football Asked about his teams pros for the first Mecom I think were ahead of where Atlanta was in their first year last Head coach who was with the new Atlanta Falcons last According to the team which will play its home games at Tulane Stadium has already attracted some season ticket he there is a chance may try to ache dote MM jit MIAMI tlon games in the Jennings area as near as Lake While some men age might feel reluctant to accept the challenge of such a president of a pro football young John welcomes He feels his youth will be a plus factor rather than a minus especially in the area of dealing with and understanding the players of is younger even than many of the teams He feels many owners never really get to know their person a pitfall which he has al ready taken steps to Now all John Mecom lias to do is sec that some of his natural lustre rubs off on the Then maybe The will look like a million when they take the field next Assault on pov opens summit Recreation is major item of City Council City coun cil met yesterday and on the re commendation of the recreation commission disallowed a prior commitment of 1409 for lighting the Southside Tennis courts and voted to add making a total of to be spent making im to the Southside Baseball lighting as it would benefit a greater number of Also in recommendation of the Recreation Commission it was unanimously voted to in crease the salary of the South side Swimming Pool supervisor to a The council approved the fol lowing people to serve on the Recreation Commission Eddie Ira Blan Stanford Billy Clarence John Adams and Ray mond It was decided to table the requests for for athletic equipment by Adams tad approved the amount of as per the Recreation Commis sions In other business the eft council approved toe Water and Sewer Board to toe vacancy of Arnau recently They voted to advertise for bids for a new utility building a posting to take care of the collection fees for trash and They will also advertise for bids for a tractor and ditch cleaning 1 WEATHERVANE Here Is the Jennings area recorded on a 24hour basis from 4 to 4 daily by the local weather ob server Low last night FORECAST Partly cloudy and warm with widely scattered afternoon 1 PUNTA DEL Uruguay UPI President John son and the leaders of 18 other good neighbor nations of the new world gathered today for an historic summit con ference assault on Latin Americas did problem of There were bound to be differences as to the goal could be best Johnson and the other pres idents were to meet informally today and formally this evening in perhaps the most important talks ever to take place between the United States and its to the lohnson planned to devote his to more of the hand shaking and shirtsleeve diplo which he practiced so energetically In the later he was to begin diplomatic discussion and maneuvering at the conference table in the plush San Rafael Johnson led into the summit itself by bilateral or regional talks with the chief executives of 11 It was the type of personal diplomacy he likes even if it does chill Honored guests to install Elks officers tonight The Elks J tonight will have an of distinguished guests to the new said outgo Ing exalted He said that the Honorable Harry district de grand exalted ruler of Lou west and past state pres ident along with the Arthur past district deputy and past state will help install the new A large group of other dis guests from sas lodge will be on hand for the installation he The newly elected lodge cers will be Billy Mack Dun exalted ruler Fon esteemed leading knight Wallace loyal knight John lecturing might Mayo secretary ledger treasurer Fer dinand tiler Floyd one year trustee two year trustee three year The meeting tonight will be held in the Jennings lodge protocol sticklers as he pulls oft his loosens his tie and talks evangelically about the many blessings ot Latin Ameri can Johnsons morning schedule called for bilateral meetings with Brazilian President Arthur Costa E Silva at breakfast at Johnsons hilltop chalet and with Peruvian President Ferdin ando Belaunde Terry later in the The presidents attending the summit were to make courtesy calls on Uruguayan President Oscar Gestido before going to the San Rafael Hotel for their first informal meeting to discuss organization of the An area farm four is set for tomorrow THE ELKS LODGE and La dies Auxiliary will meet tonight at 7 oclock at the lodge A meal will be served following the MEDICAL patients admitted to the American Legion Hospital yesterday were Belin A and both of Like Arthur Laney Jane and all of Jen and Simon Miller of E ONE SURGICAL patient admit ted to the Jennings Hospital yes was Juanita Duhon of AN ACCIDENT patient at the Jennings American Legion Hos pital yesterday was Charles Morgan of PATIENTS admitted to the Welsh General Hospital yester day were Leland Charles Bour and Aimee all of Welsh Clarence Corbello and Mus both of Bell Ci y Louise and Gregory both of Fen ton Rose Granger of Io wa Johanna Lacassine and Roy Kin A farn tour will be conducted Thursday April in the Hath and Elton announ ces county agent All pes and machinery dealers aerial and the busi ness and professional people ol Jeff Davis Parish arc invited to The purpose of the tour is to observe the control of weeds on laid out riceland and improved pastures to obtain more efficient use of land in the production oi beef so that the enterprise can compete with others in money Other practices to be shown will include a demonstration on weed control by chemical cattle wintered on grass beef cattle bred with red meat performance tested Gulf Rye grass planted in rice stubble without any land preparation to be used for seed a beef herd where cows are bred to clave In the heifers bred by size and Penalties for abandoning dogs can be Imposed Deputy Sheriff Hebert of the Jeff Davis Parish sheriffs office announced today that several complaints had come in from rural residents stating that dogs were being dropped off near their Hebert said lie checked with the District Bernard and the district at torney told him charges of cruel ty to animals could be filed on anyone caught disposing of them in this said would be accepted by his of The he was a fine of up to or 30 days in jail or Chief of Police said that anyone wishing to dis of a dog could bring it to Ihe city pound and for a fee of 25 cents could have the ani mal disposed not according to age and beef calves developed to heavier mar ket weights on grass The tour is especially being held for those interested in main and improving beef pro duction locally by increasing net returns from the It is to educate cattlemen to do a better job of nutrition and management of the Plan of operation which is the type of production carried out The tour will begin from the county agents office located on the courthouse in Jen at The farms to be visited will include those of Karl Goebel and and Joseph There is nothing more impres sive than to see an operation first The cost of carrying out improved practices will be given in dollars and cents the cattlemen who are carry ing out the above listed improv ed Martin This is a busy but is the ideal time to see and that is what counts in a well managed beef Participation in the tour win be time well spent and proved be The event should be concluded by 4 Roy services are held in lota Funeral were held at 11 today in Catholic Church hero for Noah of Burial was in Joseph Cath Cemetery under the tion of the Fun eral Home of Roy died at Tues day in American Legion Hospi tal in He was a re tired bus Surviving are his Szore LeJeune Roy two daugh Williams of Jen and Wesley of West Lake a Ar hur Roy of Iota a Percy Bertrand of Basile seven grandchildren and two great Former governor honored at 10th annual LISA meet By BOB LUECKEL Daily News Publisher The 10th annual meeting of the Louisiana Intracoastal Seaway Associa tion USA met yesterday in the Lafayette Municipal Auditorium and 19 persons from Jefferson Davis Parish attended the work business meeting and lun cheon in honor of former Gov ernor Sam Houston Almost 200 persons from sur rounding parishes in southern Louisiana heard speakers enu merate the many advantages that would come to Louisiana once the dream of USA is Vernon president of introduced the speak ers in the morning Hu chief engineer of the Louisiana Department of Public spoke briefly on the State of role in A CARAVAN ef people fram Jaffar aHve from Jeff Davis loft to sea Darte to yea are Jaa Van Ness ef Tern Cassi a VVi HOW mj OT mam 1mm 41 mw water resources development and called one of the most powerful promotional or in the Colonel Thomas New Orleans District Un States Corps of Engineers gave a report on the corps of engineers projects in south Lou A 40 by 400foot ship channel in the Calcasieu River from Lake Charles to the gulf to bettor allow supertankers to the port has just been he Above Lake Charles a salt water barrier is being constructed to insure a quality source of irrigation wa ter for rice The enlargement and realign ment of the Mermentau River and Bayous and des Cannes are now he He described how 19 enlargement of the channel to 12by125 and replacement of the highway bridge all should be completed by early Below the fresh water bayou project is rapidly taking Bowen re A to improve Bayous Black and the lower Atchafalaya River is in the hands of the Bureau of the Budget to be Each of the projects mentioned was illustrated with color slides to give the group a better idea of what was being done in this Leland Bowman of also vice president of in the film Wonder of Water sponsored by the Ameri can Waterway One of the largest groups to attend was the caravan of peo ple from Jefferson Davis Par They were Leland Bowman John Tom Malcolm Don Frank Milton Wil liam Judge Les tage Bradley Jack Herbert Daly Williams and as a guest of the Association of Steve pert director of Those from Welsh who attend ed were newly elected Mayor James VanNess and Joe The luncheon was in honor of former Governor Sam Hous ton Jones who fathered the idea of USA in He was present ed a plaque in tribute for the years of effort and work he has put into helping achieve the In accepting the plaque he re lated the history of USA and said that if millions of state funds were necessary to start the project thai it would prove to be the best investment Lou has ever He fur ther proposed asking the State Legislature and the Governor to provide funds to make the seaway a Captain James Avers president Of the Mississippi Val ley enumerated the many advantages of waterway transportation and the benefits tbat would accrue to southern Louisiana when the intracoastal canal was widened to seaway He said that waterway trans portation was the cheapest form of transportation and helped lower the cost of goods to the In the business meeting after the luncheon they to meet in Morgan City next It was decided to hold a mem parish by to raise the necessary funds to bring USA closer to The two voting members from Jefferson Davis Parish will be Bowman and VanNess of VIP at workshop BOWMAN right president VaHey vice ff MA moV the ether ani farmer Saul m taia IB to left to right MM el LISA and Mayer ef Captain James Ayara oK ef Dally
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