A Gentler Letter AUSTIN Possibly in a change of policy, the state Democratic executive committee this month drops its drum-fire against liberals and labor. “Some of the major affirmative Democratic developments in Texas within the past 30 days” are cited by the October edition of Texas Democratic Newsletter, organ of the SDEC. Among the citations: The “huge success” of the Sept. 10 “Huntsville Democratic rally” where Gov. Price Daniel “delivered one of his hardest hitting speeches” and “called on all Democrats to ‘beware of attempts of Texas Republicans and splinter AUSTIN Texas Republicans put forward a stiff upper lip but telltales here and there reflected their political suffering as a result of the troops in Little Rock. In Dallas Jack Porter, Republican national committeeman, backed up Eisenhower’s sending of troops, said the step was designed to prevent an organized mob from nullifying a federal court order \(“mob rule must not called for programs to implement desegregation orders from the courts, and said Eisenhower has been wrongly accused of being responsible f or the Supreme Court decision. The GOP state LEGALS STATEMENT REQUIRED B Y THE ACT OF AUGUST 24, 1912, AS AMENDED BY THE ACTS OF MARCH 3, 1933, AND JULY 2, 1946 \(Title 39, United States THE OWNERSHIP, MANAGE-MENT, AND CIRCULATION OF THE TEXAS OBSERVER, published weekly at A u s t i n, Texas, for Oct. 1, 1957. 1.The name and addresses of the publisher, editor, managing editor, and business managers are: Publisher, Texas Observer Co., Ltd., 504 West 24th St., Austin, Texas; Editor, Ronnie Dugger, 1017 West 31st St., Austin, Texas; Managing editor, None; Business manager, Ronnie Dugger, 1017 West 31st St., Austin, Texas. 2.The owner is: \(If owned by a corporation, its name and address must be stated and also immediately thereunder the names and addresses of stockholders owning or holding 1 percent or more of total amount of stock. If not owned by a corporation, the names and addresses of the individual owners must be given. 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RONNIE E. DUGGER Sworn to and subscribed before me this 1 day of October, 1957. SARAH M. PAYNE’ \(\(My commission. expires June THE TEXAS OBSERVER Page 7 Oct. 11, 1957 groups to divide and conquer the majority of Democrats in Texas’.” “Oklahoma Meeting Southwest Democrats from six states met in Oklahoma City last week to discuss party matters pertaining to organization, finance and communications ….” Mrs. R. D. Randolph is listed as being at the Oklahoma meeting; Sen. Ralph Yarborough, who also attended, is not listed. “Democratic Woman’s Day Observances.” Listed are meetings held in “nearly every senatorial district in Texas”: Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Conroe and the “separate … meetings held in Weslaco, El Paso, Amarillo, and perhaps other places …” by Mrs. Randolph. committee adopted Porter’s statement as theirs. But five Republican functionaries resigned. Herbert Cartwright, a Conroe oilman and chairman of the Montgomery County GOP, quit because of “the unwarranted action of President Eisenhower … and other pro-Negro acts.” R. E. Kennedy, Gregg County GOP executive committee chairman for 20 years, resigned condemning “a flagrant violation of states rights and of the constitution” \(but adding he’s not going over to the Democrats, who are “worse than In Bellaire, outside Houston, R. L.Durst, a Republican precinct chairman, quit because of “usurpation of power in the Little Rock CITATION BY PUBLICATION THE STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF TRAVIS To Stephen Cummings, Joseph M.W. Scrivener, W. H. Thaxton, T. W. Walker, Louisa Walker, Louis Walker, and if dead, the heirs, and legal representatives of Stephen Cummings, Joseph M. W. Scrivener, W. H. Thaxton, T. W. Walker, Louisa Walker, and Louis Walker, defendants in the hereinafter styled and numbered cause: You and each of you are hereby commanded 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 date of issuance hereof; that is to say, at or before 10 o’clock A.M. of Monday, the 28th day of October, 1957 and answer the petition of C. R. Hamilton. Jr., Plaintiff in Cause Number 108036 styled C. R. Hamilton, Jr., vs. Stephen Cummings, et al, in which the following person is plaintiff: C. R. Hamilton, Jr., and the following persons are defendants: Stephen Cummings, Joseph M. W. Scrivener, W. H. Thaxton, T. W. Walker, Louisa Walker, and Louis Walker, their legal representatives, their unknown heirs and the legal representatives of such unknown heirs, which petition was filed in said Court on the 13 day of September, 1957, and the nature of which said suit is as follows: Being an action and prayer for judgment in favor of plaintiff, C. R. Hamilton, Jr., and against defendants for title to and possession of the following described property, to-wit: The East 1/2 of Lot No. 3 in Travis County. Texas, according Block No. 164, City of Austin, to plat of said City; Plaintiff alleges that he is the owner in fee simple of said land and claims title to said land in fee simple, under title or coror of title and that defendants are claiming some interest in and to said land; which said claims are barred by the 3, 5, 10, and 25 year statutes of limitation; plaintiff prays for removal of cloud from title, costs of suit, etc., all of which more fully appears in Plaintiff’s Original Petition on file in this office, hereto referred to for all purposes. 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 Courts of Travis County, Texas. Issued and given wider my hand and the seal of said Court at office in the City of Austin, this the 13th day of Sept.. 1957. 0. T. MARTIN, JR., Clerk of the District Courts, Travis County, Texas. By GEO. W. BICKLER, Deputy AUSTIN Maurice Acers of the Texas Employment Commission has circularized employers, calling attention to changes made in the unemployment compensation act by the 55th legislature. The changes became effective Aug. 22. Said the Acers letter, before . listing amendments to the act: “I would like again to call your attention to the fact that Texas enjoys the lowest average unemployment compensation tax rate in the United States. For example, Texas employers pay $9.20 in state taxes per year for each worker as compared to other state ranges of from 018.70 to $68.75. We think this situation exists because of sound legislation, efficient operation, and a widespread use by Texas employers of the facilities of the Commission.” The letter closed: “… always remember that I am your representative on the commission and am anxious to assist you in any way possible.” situation.” In Corpus Christi, J. 0. Winters and Travis Parker, Republican committeemen q u i t. Winters said “Reconstruction Days are back with us again, with soldiers punching teen-age girls around with bayonets, stabbing a man because he did not move fast enough.” ACID ON THE BLANKET The Texas Observer is the only statewide liberal newspaper in Texas. It is put together this way : In Austin there are two fulltime newspapermen who travel, interview, read, and write. Around the state writers in various placesnewspaper offices, universities, lake houses, river bottoms, even, though rarely, garretsuse the mails and the buses to send us stories. From Washington Drew Pearson \(so seldom seen in Texas aim stuff our way. While we cannot, even quite, claim to be a mass circulation enterprise, we can claim not to be a mass circulation enterprise, which is also something. Our readers, bedded down in their communities in every county in Texas and throughout most of the states of the union, play a potent part in the state’s life and in the nation’s opinion of the state. It may not be coincidental that the main subjects of the October special session, lobby regulation and legislators’ retainer fees, have been the objects of groundbreaking exposes in the Observer. A crusade against loan sharks has led to rippling impulses of reform all over the state. Our series on the slums of Texas cities spurred passage of the anti-slum bill last session. But perhaps more important than such notches in the rifle of reform is some less palpable but more pervasive effect in the minds of some men. The Observer has been called everything from a scandal sheet to a nest of nuts, but such critics don’t usually sign their names, since they can’t write. We are somewhat more taken by comments like these about the Observer It “has played a leading role in exposing Texas insurance scandals.” TIME. It “reports regularly on political shenanigans which are seldom mentioned in the metropolitan press.” HARPER’S. “A courageous liberal weekly.” THE NATION. “An eloquent voice of the Texas eggheads.” THE REPORTER. “A courageous … weekly newspaper.” CORONET. “A crusading opposition newspaper.” LooK. “A bright, militantly crusading Texas weekly.” THE PROGRESSIVE. The people who write for the Observer are free to report what they think is important and say what they think is right. If this is surprising, it ought not to be. “Only by reading the Texas Observer can a Texas citizen desiring full information and a variety of critical opinion learn about much of what goes on in his state. Only by reading the Texas Observer can the slanted and reactionary opinions of most other Texas publications be balanced.” TEXAS AFL-CIO, in its 1957 convention. “The Texas Observer has often been called ‘the most liberal newspaper in Texas’.” TEXAS BROtHERHOOD OF LocoMOTIVE ENGINEERS \(news “All Texas Democrats ought to be subscribers to The Observer. My wife is seeking subscriptions in our neighborhood. Every subscriber should attempt to get at least three new subscriptions this week …. Never destroy an issue …. The Texas Observer is kindling the fires of political liberty in Texas.” RALPH YARBOROUGH, February, 1955. “I read The Texas Observer faithfully.” SEN. ESTES KEFAUVER, June, 1957. “The Texas Observer is without any question the most `liberal’ publication in my state …. It is militantly and aggressively devoted to the cause of civil rights.” SEN. LYN-DON JOHNSON on the Senate floor, July, 1957. You may think it is immodest of us to mention these carefully-saved accolades ; and you are right. But how else can we get an opening through the blanket of the big-city press and let in a little light? The Observer makes a good, acidic gift for friends who can take it. And we always appreciate your $4 renewals. The Texas Observer OM I= MI IMP MI MMMMMM 1111 MN III =MOM NM THE TEXAS OBSERVER Subscription Blank Please enter the following name for one year’s subscription: Name Address Mail the subscription to Texas Observer, 504 West 24th Street, Austin, Texas. P.S. Should you get more than one new subscriber, list then on separate sheet of paper ; careful to give name and correct address. Acers Advises His Friends GOP Winces at Little Rock SHERIFF’S SALE By Virtue of a certain Order of Sale issued by the Clerk of the District Court of Travis County, Texas, 98th Judicial District, on the 20th day of September, 1957, in a certain Cause Numbered 103,670, wherein Housing Authority of the City of Austin, is Plaintiff, and Veryl Reid, is Defendant, in favor of the said Plaintiff for the sum of Nine Hundred Dollars, with interest thereon at the rate of 6 percentum per annum from the 27th day of March, 1957, together with all costs of suit, that being the amount of a judgment recovered by the said Plaintiff, in the District Court of Travis County, Texas, 98th Judicial District, on the 27th day of March 1957, and for the foreclosure of Plaintiff’s deed of trust. I, on the 26th day of September, 1957, at 11:20 o’clock A.M., have levied upon, and will, on the 5th day of November, 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 Veryl Reid, as the said deed of trust lien existed on the 18th day of December 1952, and at all subsequent dates existed and still exists, in and to the following described property levied upon as the property of Veryl Reid, to: wit: One-half acre of land, more or less, being as tract 3B out of the Henry Ulit Subdivision of a part of Outlot No. 28, in Division “B”, in the City of Austin, Travis County, T e x a s, described by metes and bounds as follows: BEGINNING at a stake in the East line of said Outlot No. 28, beginning 626.1 feet South 9 1/2 East from the Northeast corner of said Outlot No. 28; THENCE South 9 1/2 East 104.5 feet to a stake for the Southeast corner of this tract; THENCE South 80 1
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