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Over $1 00 Million Insurance In Force MOO OIL INDUSTRIES LIFE IBM HOME OFFICE 5011 FANNIN, HOUSTON First life insurance company in Texas with $1,000.000 Cnoital and Surphis paid in cash prim. to writing business ter, who said that Sen. Yarborough or anybody else would be welcome to use Hardin-Simmons’s field house for political speeches without charge or the expectation of a gift to the college. “We let anybody use it. We let the Republicans use it one time. We’re non partisan, we go right down the line,” Ledbetter said. Dallas Perkins, Taylor County Democratic chairman, told the Observer that “people have offered me the [barbecue] tickets for freelots and lots of people here in town.” for my principles in as forceful a way as I know how,” Blakley said. “I do not intend to take issue with anybody.” It would then be “an impersonal campaign,” he was asked? “Yes sir.” Kinch wondered if there were any “fundamental differences in viewpoint that might be made an issue.” “Why don’t you ask me what my views are?” Blakley responded. He believed the Democrats will find a way in Texas “to be together pretty well.” He believes organized labor “has a perfect right and a great need to be organized, and should have the right of collective bargaining. I have also said I did not believe any man ought to have to pay a tribute for the right to work.” With grass green and cattle fat, he said, he had found “very little apprehension about the recession so-called.” Asked for a general comment on his candidacy, he replied, “If I had my way right now I’d just stand in the saddle the rest of my life.” Participating in the downtown parade were the H-S band, Woodson Negro High School band, Miss Abilene, cars draped with the names of many surrounding counties, three antique vehicles, six H.S.U. cowgirls on white horses, and the Albany sheriff’s posse. It been announced that three more sheriff’s posses and the bands of Abilene High School and McMurray and Abilene Christian Colleges would be invited to take part. They were not in evidence. Most crowded block during the parade was 200 Pine, which had about 300 people on the shady side. Very few people were seen on Cypress Street. Signs and buttons for Blakley were in evidence in the Windsor Hotel, his heath quarters for the day, but neither were seen among the parade spectators. An old truck painted with such signs as “Hoover plus Ike equals Little Rock” and, “Depression, Naw, Let’s P1 l ay Golf” stopped in the middle of Pine street during the parade, ostensibly stalled-out; the H.S band and Blakley had to detour around it. Eight members of the HardinSimmons ROTC Pershing Rifles directed traffic for the barbecue. Paul Leary, a student captain, said: “They said they’d pay us for our services, same as the policemen. Of course though we’re all members of the Blakley for Senator Club.” He said the pay was $1.50 an hour per man. `Close to Home’ At his press conference, Blakley was asked how his businesses would be managed while he was campaigning. “I think they’ll get along all right,” he said, smiling. He said a great need is “preserving our, democratic constitutional form of government,” “keeping the government close to h om e.” A reporter noted many Daniel and Shivers people among his county campaign managers and asked if there were any ex-Yarborough people among them. “I haven’t been asking people who they’ve been for,” he replied. Would he win? “I certainly hope soI think so,” he said. He believes oil imports should be regulated so as not to “impose too much on domestic oil. He is not for unrestricted imports “to the detriment of our own business.” He believes the U.S. has “neglected our friends in the Western hemisphere” in foreign policy and believes “we ought to pay an awful lot of attention to them.” Asked how he likes reporters at press conferences, he said they’re “wonderful people. They’ve been a lot of help to me.” Sam Kinch, Fort Worth StarTelegram, wondered if there might be an issue drawn with Yarborough. “I intend to stand AMY Member of the Piano Technicians Guild, Inc. Douglas R. Strong PIANO TECHNICIAN Tuning, Repairing, Rebuilding JAckson 3-1276 808 Harold, Houston 6, Texas Among persons in attendance at the barbecue were former Atty. Gen. John Ben Shepperd, now of Odessa, and Rep. Truett Latimer, Abilene. French Robertson of Mid-Continent Oil & Gas Assn. told the Observer: “We have people of all political complexions on the Blakley band wagon. Coke Stevenson people, Lyndon Johnson people, hell, we’ve got ’em all.” Wick Fowler of Blakley’s staff said attendance at the barbecue could be ascertained by a count of the tickets taken up. Fowler did not have these figures as the evening later ended. He said that not much could be expected attendance-wise at a speech that would be locally televised. `Majority Rule’ Fourteen reporters from papers and wire services covered the speech. Bobby Morrow, Olympic track champion, opening the program, said “It looks like all of West Texas has turned out …” with “thousands of people” watching the parade and “thousands more” at the barbecue. “The Texas majority is still able and still willing to put up a winning fight for what they believe to be right,” Blakley said. “If the people of Texas want to hear irresponsible, political double-talk, which I seriously doubt, then I am not the candidate for U.S. senator they want to listen to these next few weeks.” Blakley said questions of the campaign are, “What a man believes? Who is behind him? Is he calling the signals for himself?” “… it was never conceived to be the purpose of government to Integration Delay Seen for Dallas AUSTIN The federal appeals court at New Orleans affirmed a Dallas court’s dismissal of the Dallas school district’s suit for resolution of a conflict between state law against integration without a local election and the Supreme Court integration ruling. Dr. Edwin Rippy, school board president, said Dallas schools will probably remain segregated in September as a result. “We don’t have the right to flaunt a valid state law,” he said. A spokesman for the Texas attorney general had criticized the Dallas suit for failing to take a position on whether the state law was constitutional. Rep. Jerry Sadler, Percilla, responded to the New Orleans decision with “That is the end of integration in Texas.” In Fort Worth, the 103rd synod of Texas of the Presbyterian Church in the U. S. decided not to act until next year on a resolution attacking segregation laws passed by the state legislature. The synod is on the record against segregation. support the people, but rather, that the people should support the government,” he said. “The American system of constitutional government … must be maintained.” Essential elements in U. S. history, he said, are majority rule “which respects the rights of minorities without being subject to the treachery of producing a tyranny by minority control,” “a union of sovereign states,” and, “of most importance, the freedom of the individual and the rights of private property.” “Texas has been good to me,” Blakley said. “I have been permitted to make my own way and required to do soby my own effort and by much good fortune. To me such a privilege is the greatest heritage that can come to any man.” He made his own decision to run, he said. “My decision was not confused with an ambitious desire to occupy more than one office.” “No single group, no organization or association, no faction, clique, or bloc should ever or the man who is entrusted with it.” “Minority pressure groups,” he said, aiming for power, working by “divide and conquer,” have been rejected often decisively, but now, he said, “the Texas majority is no longer divided and therefore will not be defeated.” He said the economy has faltered because of “hobbles” on it; great industries and businesses are “withering” because of “selfish leadership who is hostile to the full development of private enterprise,” and working men and their families are “suffering now” because “some individuals with personal desire for power have pursued a willful and reckless course within the labor movement to formulate and carry out the destruction of the American economy.” On foreign aid, he said, “You cannot buy allegiance among honorable men with dollars alone … Our first consideration in all matters relating to the rest of the world should be the protection of our own economy, our own people, and our own freedom … We cannot be expected to carry the rest of the world on our shoulders at the risk of lowering the standard of living of our own people.” “As your senator, I will not devote any time to championing the cause of special interests of special factions. I will work to remove from our economy the restrictions on freedom, on growth, on expansion, and on competition which have been forced upon us in recent years. I will work to remove the restrictions on businessmen and workingmen alike. No nation can be strong if it workers are not … free of dictation by those who would extract from them a price for the right to work.” “The issue in this race is majority rule,” Blakley concluded. Page 4 May 30, 1958 When You Think of Us, Please Think of Insurance … HALL’S WIGINTON HALL Insurance Agency Insurance Agency DICKINSON, TEXAS ALVIN, TEXAS LEAGUE CITY Insurance Agency LEAGUE CITY, TEXAS … And When You Think of Insurance, Please Think of Us BLAKLEY ON MINORITY DANGER THEME speech; they were not quite filled. The Observer counted 23 rows of about 30 seats each; there were in addition a few other seats not arranged in rows. Blakley, dressed in his usual black suit and black bow tie, delivered his speech forcefully and without bobbles. He said it was his first political campaign speech. At his press conference he answered questions directly but briefly. His standard greeting is “I’m Bill Blakley.” Campaign aides in evidence were James Blundell, the state campaign manager, who has been associated with Blakley in business about ten years; Wick Fowler, public relations man; Jack Dillard, former administrative assistant to Gov. Allan Shivers; and Roy Grimes, a press aide, formerly a reporter for the San Antonio Express and later director of organization for the Texas Republican Party. J. Ed Connally, a pro-Daniel member of the state Democratic executive committee, was in charge of ticket sales for the barbecue. John Womble, chairman of the board of Western Cotton Oil Co., a subsidiary of AndersonClayton was chairman of arrangements and signed a wire inviting the Capitol press corps to fly to Abilene for the campaign openmon, SDEC member from Mineral Wells, was present enthusiastically applauding Blakley’s radio-TV speech. The Observer was told that some considerations were involved in the use of HardinSimmons facilities and the participation of the Hardin-Simmons band in the parade, but these reports were denied by Ledbet BRAINPOWER IS OUR MOST VITAL RESOURCE, You can’t dig education out of the earth. There’s only one place where business and industry can get the educated men and women so vitally needed for future progress. That’s from our colleges and universities.