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Webb County Spending Decreases by $461,000 Special to The Texas Observer LAREDO, Jan. 24Webb County 1954 spending decreased $461,000 from the previous year’s level, and the Webb County Taypayers and Citizens League believes it deserves the substantial credit. The reform group’s vice-president, Charles Dick, noted that the reduction of almost 40 percent in expenditures w a s accomplished without lowering of standards of services rendered. “We feel that the League can claim substantial credit for the reduction,” Dick said. The largest reduction occurred in the road and bridge fund, which was reduced $407,000. Students in Banned Clubs ALAMO HEIGHTS, San Antonio, Jan. 24The Alamo Heights Board of Education has adopted regulations requiring the expulsion for at least two weeks and as much as a school year of any student taking part in high school fraternities and sororities. In addition, such students will be denied the right to hold any school \(yr . ev1 1 “e, and they will not be +he school even Directors selected for Paper MARSHALL, Jan. 24A new Board of Diretcors and a iew corporation name have been selected here for the corporation which publishes The Texas Observer. Franklin Jones of Marshall announced that seven new directors were duly selected at a stockholders’ meeting here. The name of the corporation was changed from The East Texas Democrat Publishing Corporation to The Texas Observer Publishing Corporation. Principal place of business was changed from Marshall to Austin. The directors are Dr. Walter Prescott Webb, John D. Cofer, and Mark Adams, Austin; Mrs. R. D. Randolph, Houston; Mrs. Minnie Fisher Cunningham, New Waverly; Mrs. Lillian Collier, Mumford; and Franklin Jones of Marshall. The retiring Board of Directors met here before the stockholders’ meeting and formally vested in the editor the exclusive right of determining what should and should not be printed in The Texas Observer. They also ratified previous official actions by the editor and business manager and extended the editor’s title to editor and general manager, with authority to take all steps necessary to the operation of the newspaper, subject to the provisions and laws of the corporation. Then the former directors resigned and adjourned. They were Franklin Jones, Mrs. Hulda Jones, C. A. Brian, Mrs. Nell Rose Worley, James C. Strong, and Winston Taylor. The complete but still tentative list of trustees of the newspaper corporation: Judge Jesse Andrews, Houston, honorary chairman; H. R. Aldredge, Dallas, acting chairman; Mrs. Sam Barton, D e n t o n; Mrs. Ruby Worthen, El Paso; James C. Strong, Carthage; B. F. Vance, Bryan; Bernard Buie, Stamford; Dr. Evelyn G. Powers, Amarillo; E. L. Fred, Waco; Gilbert Adams, Beaumont; Col. J. M. Piner, San Angelo; Mrs. Ray Hawkins, Greenville; Hector G a r c i a, Corpus Christi; Mrs. A. L. Voigt, San Antonio; Doug Crouch, Fort Worth; Walter Nixon, Harlingen; Bob Huff, Lubbock; Richard E. Meek, Louise; Mrs. John F. Weinzierl, Riverside. acting secretary; and Jones, Adams, and Mrs. Randolph, acting treasurer. Members-at-large, Roy Harrington, Austin; Jerry Holleman, Austin; Dean Johnston, Houston; Robert C. Eckhardt, Houston; Hobart Taylor, Houston; Dr. Howard Bryant, Tyler; W. H. Kittrell, Dallas; and Mrs. Collier and Mrs. Cunningham. The trustees met Jan. 15 and decided on the new directors they would recommend. AUSTIN, Jan. 24A West Texas r a n c h e r, businessman, church leader, and veteran, Al Muldrow, will replace Everett Fulgham as Secretary of State in a week or two. Governor Shivers announced that Fulgham is going back to his work as vice-president of the First National Bank of Lubbock. Muldrow is now vice-president of the West’ Texas Chamber of Commerce and an elder in the First Presbyterian Church in Brownfield. He got the Soldier’s Medal for outstanding heroism in World War II and is a past commander of Brownfield’s American Legion post. Canadian River Dam Hits City Election Snag PLAINVIEW, Tex., Jan. 24The Amarillo City Council has decided against calling a city election on whether to participate in the Canadian River dam project. Amarillo Mayor Bud Curtis said the election will not be called as long as his Commission is in office, which will be until April 7. Curtis made his statement at a meeting of the Canadian River Municipal Water Authority here. Afterwards, the Authority voted 15-1 to continue studying private financing possibilities whether Amarillo participates or not. 3 MILLION PLANT OPENS AN ANTONIO, Jan. 24A city:d eight-million dollar electri t that gf ates 66,000 kilo r hol dedicated here 27 Page 5 January 24, 1955 THE TEXAS OBSERVER Daniel, Alger Differ on Post President in Dilemma On U. S. Judgeship WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 The White House is in a political dilemma over whom to appoint U.S. district judge in North Texas. Senator Price Daniel is pushing Robert Hall of Dallas; Bruce Alger, the GOP Congressman from Dallas, and Jack Porter of Houston, Republiacn national committeeman from Texas, are baCking Ralph Currie, a Dallas lawyer. Hall is a Democrat who supported Eisenhower in 1952. Daniel, now sitting on the Senate Judiciary Committee, is in a strong position to block an Eisenhower recommendation of Currie, since the Judiciary Committee must pass on such appointments before they go to the Senate. At the same time, failure to appoint a Republican might damage the Republicans’ morale in Texas, especially with Alger and Porter pushing Currie. President Eisenhower, meanwhile nominated Everett Hutchinson of Austin for membership on the Interstate Commerce Commission. Hutchinson was recommended by Daniel. He ran Daniel’s campaign for the Senate in 1952. omirmora!!” IN MEMORANDUM AUSTIN, Jan. 24A University of Texas employee who discusses policies “affecting the University as a whole or any of its parts” is under “an obligation of honor” to inform President Logan Wilson of the nature of the discussion, University faculty and staff were informed in a memorandum from Wilson Jan. 11. Wilson said that at the request of the Board of Regents, all employees were reminded’ of a regulation “which has long been in effect” concerning communication with legislators and other state officials. The memorandum caused some comment among the faculty, but assent to it was general. Many felt it applied only to University-connected matters. “I don’t feel that a gag has been put on me,” one member of the faculty told The Texas Observer. A few years ago, an economics professor was verbally rebuked by the Regents for making comments that they thought might jeopardize the University’s standing with the Legislature. “Without the knowledge and approval of the President,” the rules quoted say, “no employee of the University should initiate, or promote with individual members of the Legislature or other state authorities, any recommendation concerning . general University policies or concerning his personal advancement, the advancement of his department, or the advancement of any other individual or department. “An employee of the University who, by invitation of a member of the Legislature or a state official, shall discuss policies affecting the University as a whole or any of its parts is under an obligation of honor to inform the President of the nature of such discussion,” the rules say. “The purpose of this statement of principles,” it goes on, “is to restrain members of the faculty and other University employees from interceding with members of the Legislature or other state officials for personal or departmental favors or for favors to other individuals or departments.” VOLLUS-COOPER FUNERAL HOME Elves Smith, Manager HOUSTON, TEXAS FA-3377 Controversy No Bother Mrs. FDR Says CORPUS CHRISTI, Jan. 24 Seventy year old Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, winding up a three-city tour of Texas, said here that being controversial “does not bother me.” At a press conference here, Mrs. Roosevelt was asked how she endures the hardships and criticism of public life at an age when most people avoid publicity. “I am 70,” she replied. “I live alone and I have but a few years left. I would far rather feel that I am doing something that I think is right and good than to do nothing.” A crowd of 2,500 to 3,000 gave Mrs. Roosevelt three standing ovations at Memorial Auditorium, two before she began her address here recently. Speaking on the same subject of American world leadership which she discussed earlier in Houston and Dallas, Mrs. Roosevelt said: “We can’t go to people and say we believe in freedom. They don’t know what we mean …. In India, the first freedom probably would be the freedom to eat.” Russia is making headway in Asia, she said, by a little action and many promises. She urged speedier U.S. help and better understanding of Asian Problems. She said she could not be too disturbed at the difference in economic theories. “Marx wrote against the evils of a machine age which neglected the human values with its resulting suffering. In our country, those evils have been remedied, but what has developed in Russia is complete slavery of the mind, and that leads to slavery of the body,” she said. Fulgham Resigns; Replaced by Muldrow UT Employees Warned About Talks to Salons Pay Your Poll Tax This Week!