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Negroes may attend schools formerly for whites only, and whites may attend the former Negro schools this fall. Overcrowding will be the only limitation. Negro leaders there call the decision “perfect.” The Corpus Christi Caller-Times supported the move. Bishop, Edinburg, Skidmore-Tyler, and Rockport are all nearby wns. Alice was confronted with ae dilemma of what to do with its .gegro scholastics, since it has formerly sent them to Kingsville, which will integrate in the fall. All segregation apparently will be ended in t h e Aransas County pected soon at Brownsville and San Benito. Other South Texas towns that have integrated include Kenedy, Karnes City, Runge, Harlingen, Weslaco, Mission, and Kerrville, and Laredo. In San Antonio, following the lead of the San Antonio Independ School District, the Harlandale ‘outh San Antonio boards have ‘oted for September integra ; ‘Careful’ las County School Superin at L. A. Roberts announced or no hope” for integration g the 1955-56 school year and wired Gov. Shivers, Attorney Gen eral John Ben Shepperd, and Ran ger Boss Homer Garrison, saying: “We feel that the continued and deliberate hands-off policy of local law enforcement officials is not only a blight on the city, but is a discredit to the entire state. We plead that you investigate the local stivation after studying the material we are mailing.” After sending the ASHA reports on redlight operations in Galveston, the ministers conferred Shepperd Promises Study, Whatever Action Is Legal AUSTIN Attorney General John Ben Shepperd promised to take “whatever action that is proper under the law” after ministers of Protestant churches in Galveston sent o him the hygiene soicety report, urging him t o investigate prostitution there. Shepperd’s office told the Observer that the wire asking that he investigate the Galveston situation was received by the Attorney General, but the hygiene society report has not yet arrived. After a study of the report, Shepperd said, he will take whatever action he could under the law. In 1953 he sued for an injunction to close down several Galveston bawdy houses. Governor A 11 a n Shivers and Colonel Homer Garrison also received wires from the Galveston ministers. The Governor was out of the city, and Garrison was not available for comment. observed: “If we go with this thing inch by inch, it will be a cinch. Let’s be careful.” Roberts made his announcement after a Meeting of 15 Dallas school administrators, who decided to consider a four-point study of desegregation problems. Roberts opened the meeting by reading a statement from Attorney General John Ben Shepperd warning school systems not to be hasty in abolishing segre gation. A 25 member biracial study committee in Houston recommended that school administrators and school employees integrate their meetings at once and that public school functionssuch as football gamesno longer be segregated by the sale of tickets for segregated areas. Arthur. Laro, managing editor of the HouSton Post and a member of the committee, moved for student integration in September, 1956. It was reported that the committee was favorable to this idea, which will be acted on this week. In Orange, the school board announced “a prompt and reasonable start toward f u 11 compliance” which the school superintendent, Frank Hubert, said should, not be construed “as a delaying tactic.” A study is being inaugurated. Hubert said the board wants a program free of segregation as soon as possible. About one-fifth of Orange’s scholastics are Negro. The Kilgore group chose the Kilgore Citizens Council as a temporary name. Its chairman is Dr. B. E. Masters, ex-president of Kilgore Junior College. It is a non-profit, nonpolitical organization, he said. SMU Makes Change . On the college level, Southern Methodist University will admit with District Attorney Johnson. Newsmen were excluded, but when the session was done, the DA promised he would “intensify” his antivice operations. Earlier in the week, Mayor Clough, although he favors re-opening of the redlight district, had warned bar and tavern operators to keep out “promiscuous women,” and eight women had been arrested. Ministers Speak Out The ministers, following their session with Johnson, went into executive session and then released the following statement: “1.We sincerely believe, on the basis of God’s word, and the Christian ethics which control our culture, that conditions which are allowed to continue here are not only a violation of these divine laws. but are a discredit to our city and state. “2.We sincerely commend the recent efforts of Mayor Clough in taking incisive action against prostitutes working in local bars, and we fervently hope that his efforts against all violations and violators of the law of Texas will continue with increasing vigor. “3.After conferring with District Attorney Johnson, we again feel assured that he will continue to intensify his efforts against vice and we commend him for his recent efforts in reducing prostitution and other forms of vice.” In spite of the ASHA reports on bawdy houses, the notification of state officials, and the commendation of city officials for what they have N done, isle bawdy houses were operating as usual as the weeknd started. The concensus seemed to be that it would stay that way. \(Television in Mexico may have a much greater impact on Mexican folkways than it is having in the United States, where advanced communications had regularized many American customs and manners of speaking before its advent. Ramon Garces, the Observer’s Laredo correspondent, interviewed a leading Mexican tele vision commentator in Mexico City and sends this report on the status of the MexiBy RAMON GARCES Special to The Texas Observer MEXICO CITY The television industry in Mexico is advancing tremendously, but only technically, because there is a serious lack of actors and script ideas, believes Mexico’s top television news commentator, Guillermo Vela, who once was a Laredo schoolteacher. Mexico City, which now has three television stations, has one of the largest aggregations of TV studios in the world at its huge “Televicentre.” About 20 studios are housed in the large “Television City,” and its “prop” room is about two and a half city blocks long. , “Mexicans go big for drama pro ductions,” said Vela, who presents a daily fifteen minute news show over XEW-TV. Musicals are second in popularity. Vela stated that most of the TV actors in Mexico have come from the movie industry. Only one TV performer became famous through television, youthful Manolo Fabregas, a handsome, mustachioed leading man who is now also making movies. “Television viewers in Mexico see only about fifteen or twenty faces on their screens,” Vela said. “This is because most of the sponsors prefer to stick along with the tested performers instead of trying to discover new talent.” Lack of Ideas, Talent Vela said that the lack of program ideas, jokes for the comedians, and talent to produce the programs seemed to be hurting the production end of television. “When television first hit the capital, people stayed home from the theaters, but now they are going back,” Vela pointed out. He said that many comics sometimes have the same jokes on different programs. “They need a staff of good writers.” Two of the most popular comics are Cantinflas and Tin-Tan. The majority of programs are sponsored by American firms, such as Philco \(which sponsors Vela’s companies, and others. Vela estimated that there are about 200,000 TV sets in Mexico City, each of which is watched by an average of about 4.5 persons daily. The TV industry is strongest in the Mexican capital. There are a few outposts in the republic, mostly in the central part. No Monterrey Station Monterrey, the “Pittsburgh of Mexico,” known for its steel mills and industrial progress, still is without a TV station. One station is now operating test programs in Nuevo Laredo. The only other station along the US border, in Matamoros, went broke about a year ago. Vela, a graduate of Texas A&M College and a native of Laredo, Texas, conducts a weekly halfhour program over XEW-TV called “March of Time.” His other program is shown daily over the same station. He also has a fifteen minute radio newscast over Mexico City’s only English-Speaking station. Vela has a staff of five cameramen who cover Mexico City and the country. He also subscribes to a news film service from the US. A former assistant principal of Martin High School in Laredo, Vela first began broadcasting in Laredo and Nuevo Laredo. Page 4 July 27, 1955 THE TEXAS OBSERVER Corpus Decides To Desegregate Mexican TV Is New Yet 1′ Industry Growing Technically but Not in Programs; City is the Center AUSTIN Corpus Christi, Bishop, Edinburg, Skidmore-Tyler, and Rockportall South Texas townsdecided last week to integrate Negro and white school pupils this September. Dallas school authorities appeared reluctant, Houston laid tentative plans for 1956 integration, and Orange announced a policy of “eventual” compliance with the Supreme Court’s antisegregation Meanwhile, in Kilgore, the first contemporary organization for the preservation of segregation in Texas was formed. The group, which now has 300 members and intends to have 1,500, says it will conduct its activities “lawfully and without violence, with no intent to harm anyone.” In El Paso, Federal Judge R. E. Thomason in effect held unconstitutional portions of the Texas Constitution and state laws which provide for school segregation. inisters Ask State Officials To Help Clean Up Galveston