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Called “Stockholder Profit Sharing Plan,” and available only to ICT Group stockholders, this plan offers: 1.INCOME PRODUCING INVESTMENT 2.SAVINGS BANK SECURITY 3.LIFE INSURANCE . PROTECTION All who participate in the Stock holder Profit Sharing Plan create profit for themselves in two ways: 1.FROM CASH DIVIDENDS PAID ON UNITS OF THE PLAN 2.AS STOCKHOLDERS IN ICT INSURANCE _ COMPANY 0 R I C T DISCOUNT CORPORA-TION, YOU SHARE IN THE PROFITS MADE BY ICT LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY. A vitally important message to all ICT Group stockholders YOU ARE ENTITLED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE NEW Stockholder Profit Sharing Plan After many months of hard work and careful study, The ICT Life insurance company is ready to announce an exclusive personal benefit plan for ICT Group stockholders only! If you are an ICT Group stockholder, Home Office Representatives will soon be calling on you to fully explain your rights under the Plan and show you how to exercise them. For your own benefit and profit, give these Representatives an opportunity to point out many exclusive advantages the plan offers. Many of you may want to have the Plan explained to you in detail before a Home office Representative has a chance to contact you personally. At right is a cou, pon to be filled out and mailed if you would like to have complete facts on the 4. Plan as soon as possible. G entlemen: I understand the Stockholder Profit Sharing Plan offers me as an ICT Group stockholder many exclusive, unprecedented benefits. I .want to be among the first ICT stockholders to hear all about the Plan and receive my Allotment Certificate. So, please have a Home Office Representative call on me as soon as possible. Name Address City State Noma ICT LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY ICT BUILDING, DALLAS Remember, Stockholder Profit Sharing Plan Is for ICT Stockholders only! THE WEEK IN TEXAS A Very Young OMore than ten percent of the 14-and 15-year-old youths in Texas don’t go to?Schoola percentage exceeded only in Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, and South Carolina. Of the 239,080 Texans in this age bracket, 26,085 were not enrolled at the time of the 1950 census, the Census Bureau reports from Washington. Attorney General John Ben Shepperd is recovering satisfactorily from an appendectomy. He resisted having the operation performed but it finally be . came necessary Russia has been invited to send a group of housing officials to the U.S. to inspect American housing, including houses in Austin and Tyler. Izvestia, t h e Soviet goverhment newspaper, carried a dispatch complimenting Texas hospitality and Santa Gertrudis cattle. The. Soviet agricultural delegation agreed to buy and Texans agreed to sellthree score of the cattle for their meat-producing campaign in Russia: but there may be diplomatic complications from Washington. John White, the Commissioner of Agriculture, said he opposes selling the Russians “even one piece of farm machinery,” asking why the U.S. should “mechanize their farms just to, release laborers who may’ be used to fight our American soldiers.” We started again. “There useta be a big sycamore tree, tall as those up there, and one day some boys got in it, and it broke and fell. I wasn’t in it but I saw it happen.” “Did it fall in the water?” “No. it fell across. John Dudley, he’s a big fat boy, and two or three others were in it. “How do you know so much?” “Well I lived here all my life. As soon as I could talk I ast what the trees were. That’s one way to learn. Look, that’s a cedar. I don’t like them.” “Why not?” “See these leaves? All I like it for is to hide in an’ slide down and make bows for arrows out of.” We came up to the bank again. “There’s a cypress.” “I saw a really big one last night.” “There’s one downstream even bigger. You can drive a car through it.” “They grow together?” “No, but it” \(he crossed his hands overput a car in it. See that island?” “Over there?” “Yeah.” “Snakes on it?” “No. There’s another one. They don’t call it an islanda beach offshorebut I call it an island. You get over there and put a line in and you’ll really catch somethin’.” We started back. At the grape tree we ate some more and then he skinned up the trunk and sat in the top, eating. I got some from the bottom vines. “One day I sat up here all day and ate grapes,” he said through the leaves, laughing. “The dark blue ones are the best.” He started swaying the tree back and forth. “Rocka-bye baaby, in the treetops,” he sang, laughing. “I’m a country hick. Country livin’ is good for you. It’s good to be able to eat wild things. City folks don’t get to see so much.” “That’s right. I’d like to live here someday.If I can ever leave the city.” He started down. “You can leave.” “Yeah that’s right. All you gotta do is go.” He was on the ground beside me. and he looked at me. “If you want to leave. and believe in leaving ; you’ll leave.” “That’s right.” I noticed a bar of white, sticky substance between two grapes. “Don’t eat that, it’s poison,” he said. “What is it, an insect’s?” “No, spider spit … I see some more!” He was up the trunk again. “You climb?” he asked midway up. “No.” He laughed. “One day a city slicker ….you a city dude, or a city slicker?” He was away from the trunk. hanging from a vine, after those grapes. “Rock-a-bye, baaaby.” “A city misfit.” “H u h?” “Misfit.” “Misfit.” “I don’t fit.” “He was trying to climb up this tree and he fell and broke his seat. Be didn’t try to climb up again.” “I don’t try to do things I can’t.” “You know what I did one time behind the \(he gave a across a holler twenty, twenty-five feet below me on a grape vine. But you gotta know how to hold on, or you’ll fall an’ break your seat.” He was rocking the tree again. He saw some grapes he wanted. “You want some, too?” “Yeah.” “O.K.” He got them and threw them down. They hit my hand and bounced to the ground. He laughed and laughed and chomped THE TEXAS OBSERVER Page 8 September 7, 1955 OA Congressional subcommittee on family farms will hold a one-day hearing in a small Texas community in October on the problems of the small farm. OIt will take a dime to park for 30 minutes in downtown Houston hereafter, with the price shading downward in less congested areas. The citizens of Denison presented President Eisenhower with a madein-Denison 15-foot plywood boat. Former German Field Marshal Al bert Kesselring says in US News and World Report that the frontal attack by the 36th Division at the Rapido River during World War II should never have been made: He said General Mark Clark’s order was for an attack on a narrow front completely blanketed by German artillery. Texas . survivors of the engagenient once sought an investigation of the order. OKen Towery, Pulitzer Prize Winner and editor of the Cuero Record, is featured in the September issue of Redbook IVIagazine. Cletus Ernster of Cuero, W. T. Mc Larty of Bryan, and his son, T. J. McLarty, formerly of Cuero, are scheduled for trial October 3 in district court in. Georgetown on counts arising out of the veterans’ land scandal. Attorneys for Naturalist- into his. “One time I was riding om a horse and some city slickers asked me what I uz doin’ on that big outfit. I told ‘ern it uz a horse, and they like to fainted away.” He laughed hard. “They ast me it it ud kill me and I tol”em it wouldn’t. They don’t work as hard as cawn-try people, in offices an’ all,” he went on. You know, one thing I wouldn’t like is those five or six hundred foot buildings.” “Why not?” “Oh, it ud be o.k. for a while but not for get nervous.” “I know the feeling.” “What’s the highest building you ever been in?” “Empire State Building in New York. Hundred and twenty. stories.” “Whooie!” “But so have a lot of other people.” “I haven’t.” “No but it doesn’t amount ‘to anything. Ain’t nobody been up in that tree.” “I have.” “But nobody else.” “Oh. , You like to climb mountains?” “I’ve done it a little.” “I’ll take you up one if you want.” “I’d like to.” “It’s about a thousand feet.” “I’ll try to keep up with you.”‘ “You want to run up?” “No, but I might roll down.” He laughed. “One time a girl was on a ranch and she asked what that white stuff was comin’ outa the cow. I told her it uz milk, and she like to fainted away.” He laughed again. “What’syour name?” I asked. “Faulkner,” he said from the tree. “First or last?” “That’s my real name.” He meant something by it. “People call me Dick. My real name’s Richard Faulkner.” “Can you go tomorrow?” “No. When are you coming back?” “Two weeks.” “We’ll go then.” “0.k.” He wanted to be sure I understood so he said: “Country life is better for you.” We ate at our grapes and he said: “1 know every bit of this land. I been over every bit of it, from Rio Frio on down. I know it all.” He came down. .”You about ready to go back?” he asked. “Yeah.” We started. “Cypress and cedar are kin, dja know that?” he asked. “Look, see these leaves? See how rough these are, and how smooth these are? But it’s. the same leaf. I’ll show you the caves in the mountain,” he said. “You like caves?” “Yeah.” “Go in ’em?” “Sure.” “There’s four. One of ’em has water in it.” “From a spring?” “Well, it useta be.” Stanley. was getting ready to go. “Well, I’ll ‘be seein’ ya. Thanks,” the boy said. “Thank you,” I said. “See you in two weeks.” I went back to the tree roots and drank again. Gray twigs lay angular at the bottom. Bubbles were stuck to the roots of a sprig. I started back to town. A townswoman told me the boy is troublesome. His father died when he was young and his mother is ill. “He runs wild a lot,” she said. The next morning, as I pulled my patched-up Chevvy to a filling station, I saw Faulkner walking along the , other side. of the road, Stanley’s guitar in his arms, his head bent over the strings. A new car full of kids rounded a corner in front of him, and they jeered out at him. He yelled back and leaned down quickly and picked up a good-size rock and threw it after them as hard as he could. R.D. Bascom Giles welcome the temporary relief this gives Giles from the prosecution spotlight. OU.S. immigration officials have an nounced that apprehended wetbacks are being sent back across into Mexico often without the formality of deportation proceedings. OIndia’s ambassador to the United States, G. L. Mehta, paid another visit to Houston, this time was greeted by the mayor and other dignitaries at the airport. The last time he passed through the city, witnesses said he was mistaken for a Negro and shuttled from the airport s public dining room to a private room. OMayor Roy Clough of Galveston had ordered police to stop delivering the morning paper to the homes of Police Commissioner Walter Johnston and Police Chief Willie Burns. Johnston has told the police not to obey any orders but his. OPrison officials say six or eight pris oners at Wynn Prison Farm at Huntsville have been having dope slipped to them by friends who know the prison layout. ‘0 The Salk polio immunization pro. gram will -be completed for first and second graders in Texas by Oct. 1. Lone Star Steel Company has signed a new one-year contract with United Steelworkers, CIO, giving 2,500 workers at its East Texas plant an eleven-and-ahalf cent increase per hour. fa The national House Labor Committee does not plan to investigate the recent bombings of a Houston union hall in Houston and the Fort .Worth home of Jeff Mullally, organizer of the Plumbers GI the fatal shooting of a union official in Galveston. A total of $26,000 has been of. fered for information leading to the solution of the bombings. OGovernor Shivers and three others on his team won the annual one-shot antelope hunt at Wyoming last week when three of themShivers; Gov. Kenkilled their antelope with the one shot. Gov OA temporary injunction has been granted halting action in the Duval County Commissioners’ suit to recover $750,000 from from George Parr. The suit says the original sum involved was a loan; a state suit says it was misappropriated. Income tax officials are interested in the distinction. Austin trial of an income tax suit against Parr has been delayed.