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T. JOHNSON Your Democratic Candidate for LT. GOVERNOR “HONESTY IS STILL THE BEST POLICY”. Reduce high taxes State utility commission $75 monthly pension at 65 HDQRS.: 1901 RALEIGH AYE., AUSTIN Wilco’s Sick Leave Plan Protects You On AND Off the Job! available to small groups of employees from 5 to 50 and to individuals! to large groups, up to thousands . . Western Indemnity Life Insurance Company Affiliated with Home Office: 5011 Fannin, Houston, Texas AGENCIES THROUGHOUT TEXAS V The Week in Tekets Three Gulf Coast area Citizens councils hint that Senator Lyndon Johnson “sabotaged” a Houston pro-segregation rally by keeping Senator James Eastland, Mississippi, from attending by his timing of farm bill debate. A State Insurance . Commission spokesman has predicted that more than 100 insurance companies will be put out of business by the solvency test now in progress. A State Highway Department in vestigator criticised Dallas District Attorney Henry Wade’s staff for not following up presecution of cases involving transfer of open titles in the sale of cars. Wade promises his assistants will be present in future cases. Herbert 0. Paul, state representa tive of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, has been named chairman of the Texas joint railway labor legislative board \(which repre!Joe T. Stedham, who held the post 25 years. Frank T. and Naomi Austin of Albuquerque filed a $1 million suit against the Hoxsey Cancer Clinic of Dallas, charging that Harry. Hoxsey and four of his staff members were negligent and careless in treatment of a breast tumor. A. E. Mize, 26, Galveston ex cop, has been convicted of aggravated assault on Houston warehouse executive Harison J. Luhn, 60, and sentenced to four months in jail. His partner in the assault, David Cordero, also an ex-cop, was found guilty Mar. 7 and sentenced to two years in jail and fined $500. Senator Price Daniel’s bill crack ing down on the narcotics racket, which provides the death penalty for major offenders, has been unanimously approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee. Alleging the onion price dealings “stink,” Texas growers asked Congress to pass legislation prohibiting future trading on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Austin E. Anson of Harlingen asked that speculators be stopped frogin “crap-shooting” with onion prices. The Texas A. & M. student body voted 1,066 to 620 in favor of segregation in the college. The student Senate had passed a resolution opposing segregation. G 0 P National Committeeman Jack Porter, Houston, conferred with Agriculture Secretary Benson in Washington on drouth relief for :Texas farmers and ranchers. The Dallas city council, with one dissenting > vote, signed a new $35,000-per-year contract with cloud seeder Dr. Irving P. Krick to in crease rainfall in the city’s watershed. Four of the some 50 “duckleg gers” nabbed in a two-year undercover investigation pleaded guilty in Galveston to violating federal wild game laws. Judge Ben. C. Connally fined each $50 and gave two of them three-month suspended sentences. Daughters of the Republic of Texas President Mrs. Barclay Megarity of Waco deplores Texas’s industrial boom, which she says is lowering our water line and depleting our natural resources. “This is priniarily an agricultural state and the influx of so many industries has woman of the church charged : “This whole deal is communist inspired. Sometimes I wonder about you.” Most members, however, were not critical of the pastor, but of the situation. Several arose at various meetings \(where Negroes were not in attendin the church.” But, for the most. part, the congregation soon adopted “a Christian outlook” on the matter, the minister said Early this year, he reported to his congregation : Any person and any church that takes Jesus Christ seriously will soon discover that Christianity is not a painless religion. Our Lord wasn’t exaggerating when He said, ‘If any man would be my disciple, let him take up his Cross and follow Me We of the Church err when we differentiate people culturally, economically, and racially. Jesus saw people as people and He saw every soul as one to be welcomed into the inclusive fellowship of the Kingdom. … It is the full responsibility of the Church of Jesus Christ to bring the Gospel to all people without distinction, and I shared with you the pronouncements of the Word of God, of our own Augustana Church, World and National Council of Churches, to substantiate this conviction. …. Let’s confess the subtle discrimination that is glaringly present in the position ‘if they come, fine, but don’t invite them.’ If we have the mind of Christ, the compassion of Christ, we will welcome all. In line with declared policy, we have extended a welcome whenever opportunity has provided itself both within as well as without the immediate community, to any and all persons …. It is much regretted that a few of our members have found it impossible to subscribe to such a program and in consequence have severed their affiliation with our congregation. It is only when one has brought a class of citizens, of whom I do not approve, in labor, race, and educational problems,” she. said. Austin Texas. Employment office manager Lonnie H. O’Dell announced an all-time high in Austin and Travis county non-farm workers employment was registered last month. His, records list 68,525 workers. A 28-year-old Alice resident, Es miraldoGonzales, was killed while hunting rabbits. Investigators said that as Gonzales struck a rabbit with the butt of his shotgun, it went off. The shot caught him in the head. The Board of Directors of Texas A & I .College at KingSville pagsed a resolution to desegregate the college. experienced it that one realizes how pain_ ful it can .be to stand firm on convictions and principle at the price of having some cherished personal relationships disrupted. . . . Not only ‘ did _18 adults sever their relations with. Augustana during 1955, there were also ‘dark predictiOns that the church . would fail to receive necessary financial support.. .. “I never believed it,” Rev. Seastrand declared. “I alwayS. rested firmly on the conviction that .right is might,.and therefore will prevail. God and one is always a majority.” In January, Rev. Seastrand and his parish worker began extending invitations of membership to “anyone who wanted to join.” Several of the Negroes who had been attending were Looney Brands Supreme Court Attacks ‘Heresy’ DALLAS Recent attacks upon decisions of the United States Supreme Court were branded “heresy without equal in our history,” by Everett L. Looney, in a speech before the Dallas Criminal Bar Association. Looney, conservative, former Texas Bar Association president, and Austin attorney for Brown & Root, Inc., expressed regret that the legal fraternity had failed to condemn “the ugly baying at the heels of the judiciary.” Declared Looney : In this political summer, the temptation will be great on every level to exploit with greater venom and vieousness the courts as the scapegoat and the villian of these times. The bar, as I see it, can render no greater service titan to identify such exploitation as the demagoguery that it is and marshal its prestige to arrest this flood of hysteria before it sweeps away the foundations of the very law we are pledged to uphold. No decision of the Supreme Court which has evoked attack or denunciation is beyond the reach of the people to set aside through orderly procedure, if a majority so desires. It is the very fact that a ma,jority might not desire to overturn the court that causes no effort to be made to submit the issue to the people. RENT Fans & Coolers $4 to $6 monthly Television $12.50 monthly Tape Recorders $8 monthly Typewriters Adders Ph. GR 6-3525 BERKMAN’S Austin 2234 Guad. 1008 Congress Although it approved a record high $264,854 budget; the Robstown city council cut city taxes 10 percent. Not a single taxpayer was on hand to express approval or disapproval of the action. A young Sterling, Colorado, cou ple, Roland and Donna Davis, spent three days of their honeymoon in jail at Lamesa after they were arrested for drunk driving at 90 miles an hour on the wrong ,side of the road. They were locked in the same jail but in different cells. 0 Pointing out that there were 42 federal licensed gamblers in Beaumont, new Mayor Jimmie Coki 7nos ordered Police Chief J. H. Mulligan to arrest gamblers “wherever they, may be found.”, “Most gamblers in Beaumont have closed down their bus. mess. Those who have not will be caught and put in jail,” Mulligan said. reticent.. Some privately said they “never believed they’d actually be granted membership.” The Williams family broke the ice, and more are expected to follow soon. \(Next:. An interview with A SORE PROBLEM White Public Housing Units Are Vacant, But None for Colored HOUSTON The Houston Housing Authority’s 1,251 public housing units for white tenants are 25 percent vacant, but the H.H.A. board is . seriously considering spending $5 million to build 600 new units to avoid integration. The problem came to a head last week when the National Association for the Advancement of the Colored Peopit asked for a hearing on desegregation of San Felipe Courts, a 990. unit public housing project which hai 340 vacancies. Projects for Negroes are filled to capacity. Thomas Booker, H.H.A. . executive director, said that “undoubtedly many of the 650 living in San Felipe Courts would be displaced if Negroes moved in the project. This would create .a very sore problem.. Because of the loW income of these faniilies, they probably would be forced to live in slum,areas,” he said. Housing Board Chairman Fred Lu. cas explained that “construction of 600 new units would provide places to live for a number of these displaced white persons.” A checkof the public housing rental picture showed that in addition to the 340 vacancies at San Felipe, 50 of the 348 units at Clayton Homes and 15 of the 318 units at Irvington Courtsall for white familiesare currently vacant. Meanwhile, there are no vacancies but a waiting list at the Cuney and Kelly Homes, negro housing projects that have a total of 897 units. The board did not act on the NAACP request for a desegregation hearing. THE TEXAS OBSERVER Page 4 May 23, 1956 A Houston Church Desegregates