Among the 52 people that were held hostage in 1979-1981 at the US Embassy in Tehran, was someone with family ties to New Iberia. He was the son of a man I met briefly who lived near the Patoutville Sugar Mill in Jeanerette. It was William Patout IV who introduced us. If I remember correctly, this hostage’s photo was on a magazine cover which his father showed me. It might be the one shown above, Time Magazine.
Fifty-two American diplomats and citizens were held hostage for 444 days from November 4, 1979, to January 20, 1981, after a group of “Iranians” took over the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. Pro-terrorism Wikipedia describes this kidnapping and embassy invasion as a “diplomatic standoff”.
When I wrote about William Patout IV, it was because I identified him as Jeffrey Epstein, though not with complete certainty, but enough to publish an article about it. I also identified him as Harrison Ford. When I wrote about him here on this blog, I couldn’t remember how I came to know him, other than his having been a student at Catholic High. Now I remember how and why I met him. It was because of paper manufacturing.
The bagasse that remains after mashing sugarcane stalks into liquid, creates mountains of rich fibrous material that my grandmother used to use in her garden for both weed control and fertilizer. She’d drive me with her in a truck to the New Iberia Sugar Coop to shovel bagasse into the back and bring it home to Loreauville.
Another use of bagasse had been to make wall and ceiling panels. In fact, my 1920’s era house in Lafayette had these wall panels installed. They are good insulation. These had been manufactured in New Iberia but the company was sold to someone who immediately shut it down.
The story of the Charles Boldt Paper Mill is briefly told in a pirate-owned New Iberia newspaper article and republished online. The article mentions that it was used for Satanic rituals, quoted below.
See more photos of how it looks today at https://www.iberianet.com/people/teche_life/years-gone-by/article_d31d71d8-afbe-51b4-8d69-0ff603094a31.html
Satanic rituals have been reported in New Iberia since I was in High School in the ‘70’s.
“Lauren Buteau, Johnson’s daughter, said rumor has it that during the late 1970s and early 1980s believers in the occult held ceremonies and staged sacrifices in the deepest caverns of the mill.”
“We bulkheaded it and flooded it with water so people can’t get in there,” Buteau said.”
“Lt. Ryan Turner, a spokesman for the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office, said the mill is under surveillance and trespassers will be immediately arrested if found on the premises.”
I remember now that it was Joan Herring who introduced me to William Patout IV because she was pretending to be interested in my idea of the making of art paper as a project for the mentally disabled at ARC of Iberia. Perry Segura sponsored ARC of Iberia. She was the director there at that time and I had obtained a grant to to work with the disadvantaged so I brought the grant money to ARC, a nonprofit organization that supposedly helps the mentally handicapped.
I’ve identified Herring as the daughter of Al Capone, a sister (named Jonny) of Royce Breaux, because that’s how I knew her. But she was using a false identity as Joan Herring and I hadn’t recognized her then. Royce always called her a sister, and they were always in contact when I knew Royce.
William Patout IV introduced me to the man whose son had been a hostage in Iran. I can’t remember the name right now, but he gave me a research paper on a plant called Kenaf. William was there in the man’s office when I received it. Shortly thereafter the man’s office burned completely. The office was a building next to his house, not far from the sugar mill.
Kenaf grows and is harvested and processed exactly like sugarcane initially. This is what the man’s research was all about. The underlying game being played, as he explained it, was to prevent kenaf as a source of paper in America, while supporting it in India. This was to protect the investors who had money in wood paper mills and forests in Canada and America. His information was that kenaf was already being industrially manufactured large scale for paper in India at that time in the early 2000’s. Of course this manufacturing of paper in India was enabled by American research, paid for with American tax funding.
Treehugger.com explains exactly what I learned from the research paper on Kenaf.
“Tree pulp is not an optimal material for paper making. An elaborate series of steps is necessary to mechanically and chemically break down the rigid source material into usable pulp, and further processes are needed to render it white and smooth enough for printing.
Non-tree sources such as kenaf, hemp and recycled rags are optimal materials for making paper. Kenaf in particular was identified by the USDA as being the most viable plant to replace trees in paper making.
The kenaf plant is an annual hibiscus related to cotton. Kenaf’s 240 varieties have been researched by the USDA for over 40 years. Kenaf contains approximately 25 percent less lignin than wood fiber, which translates into lower chemical and energy requirements in the pulping process.
Kenaf reaches 12-18 feet in 150 days, while southern pine (a species commonly grown on tree plantations) must grow 14 to 17 years before it can be harvested. Kenaf also yields more fiber per acre than southern pine producing 5-10 tons of dry fiber per acre, or approximately 3 to 5 times as much as southern pine.
Hemp produces 3 to 6 tons of usable fiber per year, which makes it many times better than wood but not as good as kenaf for paper. Both hemp and kenaf are hardy plants requiring minimal water, fertilizer or pesticides.
Compared with wood-pulp paper used for printing newspapers, tests have shown kenaf paper as stronger, whiter, less yellowing, capable of sharper photo reproduction, and more user-friendly due to better ink adherence (thus requiring less ink and resulting in less ink ruboff on readers’ hands). Mixing kenaf pulp with recycled newspapers improves the quality of the recycled paper.
Kenaf was also recently used to create the world’s thinnest paper in Japan.
The only company in the U.S. that produces kenaf paper is Vision Paper in New Mexico…”