‘Negro-Kissing Nixon LONGVIEW The news columns of the Longview News-Journal have lately carried unusual opinion articles from Philadelphia by News-Journal editor Carl Estes. For example, Estes wrote under the Philadelphia dateline: “If you wish anyone to love you in this burg any more, especially if it is barely five minutes after dark any night, you’d better have them do it in a brightly lighted place. … No one walks out on the streets alone here at night … unless he wants to take a chance of getting a blackjack or a lead pipe on the skull or a knife blade between his ribs, placed by a Negro gang who will rob him at the drop of a hat for as little as 35 cents.” Estes also remarks that “Negro-loving [Philadelphia] Mayor Dick Dilworth,” “Negro kissing” Vice-President Dick Nixon, President Eisenhower, and the NAACP have created more “race hatred atmosphere” than any other group. In his news-column stories, Estes says of Nixon in LatinAmerica: “I imagine he showed a stripe of yellow in his back an inch and half wide …” and “Nixon should be sent to Africa where he will feel at home and be kept there indefinitely.” In an article which appeared May 18, Estes wrote that Nixon and Eisenhower “will never vote to send troops to Arkansas againthat is, unless they want a full-fledged civil war.” May 21 he wrote that the NAACP won’t rest in Texas or any where else where “all facets of public life are not completely integrated.” He alluded to “this hellish scheme of intermarriage of the races.” The Longview News-Journal is a daily newspaper. Dallas Ministers Split Over Desegregation THE WEEK IN TEXAS DALLAS Publicly dividing, more than 600 Protestant clergymen here have taken their stands for school integration or continued segregation. First more than 300 white Protestant ministers from 13 denominations, joined by five Jewish rabbis, called for the “orderly fulfillment of the law.” Then, last week, 330 more white Protestant ministers, from 11 denominations, agreed they are against “the mixing” of races in the public schools. In a statement releasing the names of the 330 segregationist clergy, the White Citizens Council of Dallas said: “Our White Citizens Councils are just as anxious to prevent another Washington or New York as to prevent another Little Rock in Dallas.” Negro ministers were not invited to join the statement for Rev. King Sees A ‘New Order’ HOUSTON The Rev. Martin Luther King, the Montgomery, Ala., minister who led the non-violent bus boycott and says he models his tactics after Gandhi’s, told the graduating class of Erma Hughes Business College here that Negroes should expect nothing short of full desegration. “The loud noises of nullification, interposition, and outlawing NAACP are the death groans of a dying system,” he told an overflow crowd of 1,500. “Today I see a new Jerusalem descending from Heaven. There comes a time when people get sick of being trampled, of being dominated, exploited, segregated, and humiliated. Now is that time. A new world order is being born.” He said he saw the descent of the British Union Jack and the raising of the flag of independence of the former Gold Coast last year. “Black men and women, black boys and girls were crying `Freedom,’ and I knew a new earth was at hand,” he said. compliance with the law. The white pastors signed as “individuals only, not as representatives of any group or organization.” They said that “racial problems and their solutions are moral and spiritual as well as political matters, and … our understanding of the demands of God impels us to speak.” The statement invoked “the New Testament concept of Christian love.” The rabbis said they rejoiced in the Protestants’ affirmation “in the matter of integration.” “Drawing upon the noblest of our Jewish tradition, we would associate ourselves with the spirit of their declaration and … call upon peoples of all faiths to help ful fill the hope of the ages, the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man.” Rev. Carey Daniel \(Gov. Danlas Church Chapter of the White Citizens Council of America, said the segregationists gave permission for the use of their names when contacted by telephone or in person. They agreed to the statement, “I believe that enforced integration is wrong, and I am opposed to the mixing of white and Negro children in our public schools.” In the statement announcing the names of the 330 ministers, the White Citizens Council of Dallas urged that the city council and board of education abide by Texas laws forbidding integration without a local option election and that newspapers, radio, and TV “refrain from doing or saying anything that might in any way encourage the racial amalgamation or the increased juvenile delinquency which nearly always follow the integrating of schools.” Then came the statement about preventing “another Washington or New York” in. Dallas. The Dallas Times-Herald called the pro-integration statement “a reminder that Dallas faces a situation that cannot be solved by continued postponement or evasion.” OAnthony Fertitta announces in Galveston the Balinese Room will reopen as a private club with “no gambling of any sort at any time” but with floor shows and mixed drinks on the “legalized pool system of serving drinks.” A government witness in the trial of 35 U. S. citizens who tried to get to Cuba to help the rebels said he learned the men had collected money among themselves and from others in New York to buy arms, ammunition, and supplies. OThe Houston Assn. for Bet ter Schools called on the school board to let business manager H. L. Mills answer questions raised by the Houston Post. \(The board had voted not to let Mills while reported a contractor family, the Maraseks, who it has maintained have had a “prosperous association” with the school system, will not likely do further business with the system. OGlenn McCarthy has joined two other oilmen investing $750,000 in a pharmaceutical firm which will market a “medical oil” medication. OA gas price war dropped prices to 19.9 cents a gallon in Dallas and 20.9 cents in Fort Worth. Atty. Gen. Will Wilson said his department is watching gas and milk price wars in Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio for evidences of priceconspiracy or price cuts to eliminate competition. OState health commissioner Henry Holle asked federal authorities to stop further endgration of “diseased Korean orphans” who he said have been imported by an Oregon adoption agency. OThe eighteenth infant death from an outbreak of staphyloccus infection in crowded Jefferson. Davis Hospital in Houston gave momentum to a drive for a vote on a new city-county charity hospital unit. OThe Railroad Commission held oil production fast at eight days a month. An independent spokesman asked for an investigation into the 8,400 Texas wells not connected to pipelines. *made a nonpolitical speech at a Junior Jaycees meeting in San Antonio. OBen Powell Jr., vice presi dent and general counsel of Brown and Root Marine Operators, Inc., and W. H. Tabb, lawyer for Magnolia Petroleum, opposed application of a proposed federal law to improve safety in the stevedoring industry to their industry areas. OWilliam Fleming, Fort Worth oilman and rancher, gave Hardin-Simmons University $50,000. OL. D. Parsons, ex-head of the chemistry department at East Texas State Teachers College, told the school’s regents at a closed session he did not approve the “softening-down” of the general studies program and discussed his demotion as department chairman. OThe state insurance commis sioner, W. A. Harrison, ordered officials of Alexander Hamilton Life Insurance Co., Houston, to explain several al leged violations of the insurance laws on May 30. Dist. Judge Jack Roberts issued a permanent injunction against Highway Insurance Underwriters, Austin, which the state says is insolvent; it wrote policies in more than a dozen states, mostly on long haul motor carriers. Dist. Judge Charles Betts issued judgment for $592,760 against two of the men blamed in. part for the collapse of River Oaks State Bank in Fort Worth late in 1956. The judgment concerns alleged unauthorized withdrawals from certain deposit accounts and would benefit the state receiverships of several insurance and investment companies caught in the bank collapse. OAtty. Gen. Wilson appealed the decision of a district judge to admit two women students to Texas A&M. OSpeaker Waggoner Carr said in Lubbbck, “I’m not prepared to say whteher the oil industry in Texas is paying its fair share of taxes. The facts … should be determined by the commission that is studying every phase of taxes in. Texas.” He defended the increase in college tuition as “not unreasonable.” He plugged for the proposed increase in legislators’ salaries and for annual legislative sessions. The state tax study commis sion will hold its fifth and perhaps last public hearing in Austin May 30. OAustin American’s Ken Tow ery reported H. H. Coffield Rockdale, chairman of the state board of correction, has offered the school land board $100,000 cash for the mineral lease on a 90-acre tract of state land on the Texas-Mexican border and that A. T. Mullen, chief clerk of the general land office, says the offer ment of Joe Brown to a new district court post. Tuesday night Murray endorsed Gonzalez, citing “a misleading newspaper story.” He had not, he said, “reflected” on Gonzalez’s candidacy. His primary interest and support is directed toward Yarborough’s re-election, he said, “But I have known and supported Gonzalez. … I see no reason why I; should not now vote for him. I have the highest admiration and deepest regard for him and his abilities.” The convention adopted resolutions asserting that Yarborough and Gonzalez have consistently acted in the best interest of the Democratic Party and have brought credit to themselves and their supporters. THE DALLAS MEETING did not endorse ideal or statewide candidates. At an earlier Travis County DOT meeting the question of endorsing candidates did not come up. Attorney John Wilson has resigned as chairman of the Dallas County Democrats, and Mrs. Wilson had changed jobs from organizational secretary to chairman. of the women’s activities committee. Mrs. Wilson said Wilson stepped aside because of heavy calls on his time from his law business. The Travis County conference, which has provided the leadership for liberal Democrats in Austin, Thursday night not only endorsed the three top liberal candidates, but also J. Edwin Smith and Judge Sarah Hughes for the state Supreme Court, as well as Houston Clinton for the legislature and Mike Levi for county chairman. The only argument was on a motion to endorse Judge Tom Griffin for agriculture commissioner. Stuart Long defended in cumbent John White as “a proven Democrat” who “was fighting Re publicans in 1950,” was the “only is “not worth the paper it’s written on” because such leasing must be done by bids. 0 Joe Cheavens, Austin high school senior, won AFL-CIO’s state scholarship contest top prize of $500; second prize of $250 went to Atlas Ruth Devereaux of Seagoville. Winners were chosen on the basis of written essays and examinations on labor history. Prizes totaled $4,650. OEisenhower State Park on the shores of Lake Texhoma was dedicated by Earl Eisenhower, the President’s brother, who read a letter from the President saying he is proud “I could rightly claim the distinction of being a Texas native son,” and Bill Daniel, brother of Gov. Daniel, presented Earl with an admiralship in the Texas Navy. OA chain of infectious syphilis connecting 326 individuals aged from 13 to 51 was uncovered by the city health department in Houston. Beginning with the first person in the chain, investigators found that within four months the person’s contacts involved 158 others; within six months, 288 persons had been involved. OA former Houston city auc tioneer testified he gave Luther Nisbet, former chief land appraiser, $3,650.11 for raising the price of some land Sam sold the city. Nisbet’s former boss, Joe Angle, is now serving four years for his role in Houston’s land scandals. Democrat in state office for many years,” and had done a good job. Bill Petri said White lobbied for the Pool bill and, running against Yarborough, called him a “leftwinger” supported by Reuther and the CIO. Marcus Loftis said White “double-crossed” 1 o y a 1 Democrats. Levi said he did not think White had been a “sincere” Senate candidate but was induced to run. to defeat Yarborough. Long said it’s “not a crime for a man to run for an office.” The points were made that Griffin had supported Yarborough in the elections and the loyalists in conventions. By a vote of 12-12 the motion to endorse Griffin failed, and as there was no motion to endorse White, the conference took no position in this election. R. D. Methodists Plan . Anti-Drink Drive DALLAS Reports that dries plan an allout drive on the 1959 legislature to make it more difficult to buy a drink in Texas received some confirmation at the North Texas Conference of the Methodist Church, at which several hundred ministers proposed: Banning all alcoholic beverage sales on Sunday and a 10 p.m. time limit on other days, a limit of one liquor outlet for egth 1,000 population, and a campaign to combat another campaign to bring parimutuel betting on horse racing into Texas.
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