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Over $80 Million Insurance in Force OIL INDUSTRIES LIFE OMB Home Office 5011 Fannin, Houston First life insurance company in Texas with $1,000,000 Capital and Surplus paid in cash prior to writing business Feeble and Feckless DALLAS The State Fair Musicals is still holding its own with its third production, “Texas Li’l Darlin’.” A purported satire on Texas politics in which a “Pappy” O’Daniel type is adjudged the great white hope of the Republican Party here and aided immeasurably by a sort of simulacrum of Henry Luce, it was an all-time boxoffice success when presented by the Musicals back in 1951 with Jack Carson, Danny Scholl, and Jet MacDonald in the cast. All of them are back this year for the revival of the Where do great ideas come from? Every major advance in our nation’s civilization, from the days of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, has been guided by men of visionminds equipped by education to create great ideas. So, at the very core of our progress is the college classroom. It is there that the great ideas of the future will be born. That is why our colleges and universities are of vital concern to every American. Hampered by lack of funds they are doing their utmost to raise their teaching standards, and to meet the steadily rising pressure of enrollment. They need the help of all who love freedom, all who hope for continued progress in science, in statesmanship, in the better things of life. And they need it nowl If you want to know what the college crisis means to you, write for a free booklet to: HIGHER EDUCATION, Box 36, Times Square Station, New York 36, New York. Shaw Transportation Company, Inc. E. P. SHAW, PRESIDENT Houston, Texas RENEW To the Texas Observer 504 W. 24th St., Austin Name: Address: City: One year, $4; 2, $7.50; 3, $11 show which is damnable, and the management, wishing to assure its patrons that all things now will be as they were then, have even gone as far as sending Mr. Carson, resplendent in black tie and dinner jacket, out into the house during the overtme to in form them of just that. Settling down beside the orchestra pit with a hand mike and merrily welcoming giggling late Harris Green corners to the show, he promises us that, after due consideration, everyone connected with the show thought that it should remain untouched, left in the pristine which once appealed to millions. Such a heart-felt assurance of tender regard for the status quo and hostility to all change quite naturally gets a big hand in Dallas. However, the spiel is bunk. “Texas Li’l Darlin’ ” is peppered with references to such latter day phenomena as Richard M. Nixon, Burning Tree Country Club, local tornadoes, and BenJack Cage, none of whom were much on our minds back in the halcyon days of ’51. Apparently no attempt at alteration of the plot, which is remarkably feeble, or the satire, which is fecklessly broad, and on the music, which is hopeless, was deemed pressing. Frankly, I think everyone knew the awful truth, for there is about the show in its current state a certain slap-dash gaiety that is, in its own way, quite winning. Mr. Carson playing the local politico utilizes a broad yet welldisciplined style that frequently goes far enough to include disparaging comments on some of the more slip-shod aspects of the production. Several times the night I saw it he broke up his fellow performers. Danny Scholl, playing his idealistic opponent who wins out over reactionary entrenchment and ignorance \(thus qualifying the show for and won some honors on his own. Bill Mullikin, as an heir-apparent to the simulated Lucempire, really set the standard, though, for his technique was both sprightly and immaculate and cheerily low in corn content. Miss MacDonald, playing Carson’s daughter, was a jolt to me since she proved so graceless and shrill that I thought Margot Moser had been held over from “Fanny.” Still, she was allright, I guess. For “Texas Li’l Darlin’ ” is, after all, pretty graceless and shrill, itself. A fast word of praise is in order for Karin Wolfe, William Le Massena, G. Wood, Howard Smith, and Helen Blount; and “excellent” should be as sleek and apt as any. No one deserves any individual praise in the production staff, I’m afraid. Though the show proved a good deal less painful than its title, the honors went not to any skilled simulation of spontaneity but to the persevering performers praised above. Should you like to see a bunch of introverts having a ball, then this production is your meat. I don’t think Messrs. Carson, Scholl, or Mullikin or the alarming Miss MacDonald had to be tirelessly coached into tearing through the show like sixty. Anyone else in their position would have done the same. Maybe director, conductor, and choreographer were saving their energy for the next offering, “Annie Get Your Gun.” That is understandable. LEGALS CITATION BY PUBLICATION THE STATE OF TEXAS TO Vilma Anida Zabala, Defendant, in the hereinafter styled and numbered cause: You are hereby commanded to to appear before the 126th District Court of Travis County, Texas, to be held at the courthouse of said county in the City of Austin, Travis County, Texas, at or before 10 o’clock A. M. of the first Monday after the expiration of 42 days from the date of issuance hereof; that is to say, at or before, 10 o’clock A. M. of Monday the 26th day of August, 1957, and answer the petition of plaintiff in Cause Number 107,470, in which German Jose Zabala is Plaintiff and Vilma Anidia Zabala is defendant, filed in said Court on the 9th day of July, 1957, and the nature of which said suit is as follows: Being an action and prayer for judgment in favor of Plaintiff and against Defendant for decree of divorce dissolving the bonds cf matrimony heretofore and now existing between said parties; Plaintiff alleges cruel treatment on the part of defendant towards him of such a nature as to render their further living together as husband and wife altogether insupportable; Plaintiff further alleges that two children were born of said union; that said children are now living with defendant who is the proper person to have the care, custody and control of said children and that plaintiff will contribute a reasonable weekly sum toward the support of said children until they reach the age of 18 years; Plaintiff further prays for relief, general and special; All of which more fully appears from Plaintiff’s Original Petition on file in this office and to which reference is here made; If this citation is not served within 90 days after date of its issuance, it shall be returned unserved. Witness, 0. T. Martin, Jr., Clerk of the District Court of Travis County, Texas. Issued and given under my hand and the seal of said Court at office in the City of Austin, this the 10th day of July, 1957. 0. T. MARTIN, JR. Clerk of the District Courts, Travis County, Texas By GEO. W. BICKLER, Deputy. SHERIFF’S SALE BY VIRTUE of a certain Order of Sale issued by the Clerk of the 53rd Judicial District Court of Travis County, Texas, on the 2nd day of July 1957, in a certain Cause No. 106, 060, wherein Lois D. Thrasher, a feme sole is Plaintiff, and Jesus G. Sosa, is Defendant, in favor of the said Plaintiff for the sum of One Thousand Five Hundred Sixty one and interest thereon at the rate of 6 percentum per annum from the 13th day of May 1957, together with all costs of suit, that being the amount of a judgment recovered by the said Lois D. Thrasher, a feme sole, Plaintiff, in the 53rd Judicial District Court of Travis County, against the Defendant Jesus G. Sosa, and for the foreclosure of Vendor’s Lien against Defendants, Jesus G. Sosa and wife, Juana Sosa, R. 0. Davis Inc., the City of Austin and Associates Investment Company. I, on the 3rd day of July 1957, at 2:42 o’clock P.M., have levied upon, and will, on the 6th day of August, 1957, that being the first Tuesday in said month, at the Courthouse door in the City of Austin, within legal hours, proceed to sell for cash to the highest bidder, all the right, title and interest of all of the within named Defendants, as the same existed on the 21st day of January, 1952, in and to the following described property levied upon, to-wit: One acre of land out of that certain 110.57 acre tract of land out of the Santiago del Valle Grant in Travis County, Texas, sold and conveyed to Lois D. Thrasher et al by James H. Maxwell by deed of date December 22, 1945, of record in Vol. ‘776, Page 527, Deed Records of Travis County, Texas. The above sale to be made by me to satisfy the above described judgment for $1,561.25, in favor of Lois D. Thrasher, together with the costs of said suit, and the proceeds applied to the satisfaction thereof. T. 0. LANG, Sheriff, Travis County, Texas, By HENRY KLUGE, Deputy Austin, Texas, July 5, 1957 NOTICE OF SALE THE STATE OF TEXAS, COUNTY OF TRAVIS By Virtue of an Order of Sale dated and issued pursuant to a judgment decree of the 53rd Judicial District Court of Travis County, Texas, by the Clerk of said Court on said date in a certain suit, No. 105,923, styled Daniel J. Adams, et al and to me directed and delivered as Sheriff of said County, I have on July 1, 1957, at 2:34 p.m. seized, levied upon, and will on. the First Tuesday in August, 1957, the same being the 6th day of said month, at the Courthouse door of said County, in the City of Austin between the hours of 10 o’clock A. M. and 4 o’clock P.M. on said day, proceed to sell for cash to the highest bidder all the right, title and interest of the defendants in such suit in and to the following described real estate levied upon as the property of said defendants, the same lying and being situated in the County of Travis and the State of Texas, to wit: All that certain lot, tract, or parcel of land lying and being situated in the County of Travis, State of Texas described as foloriginal City of Austin, Texas, according to the map or plat of said City now on file in the General Land Office of the State of Texas, and being the same property conveyed to the heirs of Daniel J. Adams by Alexander Hamilton by Deed dated December 28, 1892, recorded in Volume 106, page 144 of the Deed Records of Travis county, Texas. or upon the written request of said defendants or their attorney, a sufficient portion thereof to satisfy said judgment, interest, penalties and costs, subject, however, to the right of redemption, of the defendants or any person having an interest therein, to redeem the said property, or their interest, therein, at any time within two years from the date of sale in the manner provided by law, and subject to any other and further rights to which the defendants or anyone interest therein may be entitled, under the provisions of law. Said sale to be made by me to satisfy the judgment rendered in. the above styled and numbered cause, together with interest, penalties and costs of suit, and the proceeds of said sale to he applied to the satisfaction thereof, and the remainder, if any, to be applied as the law directs. DATED at Austin, Texas, this the 3rd day of July, 1957. T. 0. LANG, Sheriff, Travis County, Texas By HENRY KLUGE, Deupty. THE STATE OF TEXAS TO Ruthie Mae Norris, defendant in the hereinafter styled and numbered cause: appear before the 126th District Court of Travis County, Texas, to You are hereby commanded to be held at the Courthouse of said County in the City of Austin at or before 10:00 o’clock A.M. of the first Monday after the expiradays from the date of issuance hereof; that is to say, at or before 10:00 o’clock A.M. of Monday, the 19th day of August, 1957, and answer the petition of J. W. Norris, Jr., Plaintiff, in Cause No. 107,426, styled “J. W. Norris, Jr., vs. Ruthie Mae Norris,” in which J. W. Norris, Jr., is Plaintiff and Ruthie Mae Norris is Defendant, and which petition was filed in said Court on the 3rd day of July, 1957, and the nature of which said suit is as follows: A suit for divorce dissolving the bonds of matrimony between J. W. Norris, Jr., and Ruthie Mae Norris on the grounds of harsh, cruel and unkind treatment toward the Plaintiff, which renders their further living together as husband and wife insupportable. Plaintiff further alleges that no children were born of said union and no community property is to be divided. If this citation is not served date of its issuance, it shall be returned unserved. Witness 0. T. Martin, Jr., Clerk of the District Court of Travis County, Texas. Issued and given under my hand and the seal of said Court at my office in the City of Austin this the 3rd day of July, 1957. 0. T. MARTIN, JR., Clerk of the District Court of Travis County, Texas By GEO. W. BICKLER, Deputy Issued this the 3rd. day of July, 1957. 0. T. MARTIN, JR., Clerk of the District Court of Travis County, Texas By GEO. W. BICKLER, Deputy CITATION BY PUBLICATION THE. STATE OF TEXAS TO: Morgan C. Hamilton, Julia H. Smith, Mary H. Mitchell, a widow, Robert A. Smith, also known as R.A. Smith, and the un known heirs of each cf the said. Morgan C. Hamilton, Julia H. Smith, Mary H. Mitchell and Robert A. Smith, also known. as R. A.