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MARTIN ELFANT 201 Century Building Musket, Tessa SUN LIFE OF CANADA $4 Enclosed Bill the Subscriber Get a Friend to Subscribe to Subscribe to The Texas Observer Name Name Address City State 000000 . , Mail to The Texas Observer, 504 West 24th St., Austin Address City State Bill the Subscriber $4 Enclosed Mail to The Texas Observer, 504 West 24th St., Austin The Texas Observer Businessmen in Politics Abernethy Slams One-Party Plan secret political organizations, are no longer adequate to the demands of public service in this great state.” Abernethy also urged voters to “prevent a new subversion of your Democratic Party in 1960 similar to that which you suffered in 1952,” and to “speak out…. it is not enough that you demand of others that they speak out…. of what is right and just and moral.” In also commenting on the San Antonio convention and the “political sculduggery by a dominant Shivers-D an i e 1 faction,” Abernethy said “the most revealing of all was the vote of 26 to 9, by which the resolutiions committee of that convention defeated a proposed resolution criticizing the Republican Party and calling for the election of Democrats on Nov. 4.” Abernethy was asked to resign as professor at Texas Tech in July, 1957, after a unanimous decision established the request in a secret session of the board of directors at the college. The board also decided not to renew the contract of Dr. Herbert Greenberg, a professor of psychology who favored integration, and to abolish the job of Dr. Per Stensland, head of the Adult Education Program at Tech. J. Evetts Haley of Canyon, an outspoken segregationist who has opposed integration of public schools, was listed by the Lubbock Avalanche Journal as the “guiding hand” behind the dismissals at Texas Tech. Haley said the dismissals of Dr. Abernethy and Dr. Greenberg were invoked because the two men did not “measure up to the high intellectual and academic standards set by the administrations and the board of directors of Texas Tech.” A Texas Tech faculty committee condemned the action as “a denial of basic American principles of justice,” and Mrs. R. D. Randolph of Houston, Democratic national committeewoman of Texas, asked Daniel to ask the board why it didn’t follow the due process and give Abernethy and Greenberg a hearing. Abernethy now works for Research and Analysis Service of Lubbock. THE TEXAS OBSERVER Page 2 November 7, 1958 AUSTIN Admonished by in dustri al leaders throughout a two day session to “stop fighting the government” and “don’t invite prosecution or legislation,” the Texas Personnel and Management Association last week was given a political blueprint to “support worthwhile projects and get personally into politics.” Continental Oil Company president Charles Perlitz and Chrysler President L. L. “Tex” Colbert reiterated the same theme to the 20th annual conference: “politics must now become the business of the businessman.” Perlitz urged businessmen to get rid of their “attitude of detachment and indifference and encourage managers and employees to move out into the arena of politics with the same kind of imagination, initiative and drive that built the great industrial economy of this country.” He said “too many businessmen today assume any surveillance of their decisions by public agencies is presumptious and totally unnecessary. If you can’t lick ’em, AMARILLO Marshall Formby of Plainview appears to be the Texas Panhandle’s next hope for a top state political post, now that Amarillo’s Roy Whittenburg is out of the picture. Formby, 46, present Texas Highway Commission chairman, officially tossed his hat into the ring with unannounced candidate Will Wilson, the state attorney general, as an early bird candidate for governor in 1960. This was announced Oct. 22 in. an editorial in the Lubbock Journal. Simultaneously with the editorial announcement, members of the Panhandle County Judges Association meeting Oct. 22 in Amarillo unanimously approved a resolution that Judge Claude T. Shelton of Swisher County be appointed chairman of the highway commission “if and when” Formby gives up the post in January when his six-year term expires. However, most observers believe the ex-cotton farmer and lawyer from Plainview values too much the free publicity his job as chairman a f f or d s him to chuck it aside in the critical two years ahead. The first hint that Formby had gubernatorial aspirations came in March, 1958, when he was join ’em. Do some constructive thinking and don’t ask for special favors and don’t invite prosecution or legislation,” Perlitz said. Colbert said “It is just possible that business as a whole got itself something of a reputation for being against government on principle and in the abstract. As a result, it is possible that many people have come to think of business as being dead set against everything government does, even the constructive… activities. “This negative image is dangerous,” Colbert said. Citing the auto industry’s support of the federal road program “which helps both the public and us,” Colbert said business must support worthwhile projects. Colbert explained that if people think business is against government and governmental taxation on principle, “opportunistic” politicians can p la y on their sympathies and point out a “need to impose even greater regulations.” He said that “In recent years , the general public has begun to understand far better than introduced at the first annual meeting of the U. S. Highway 87 improvement association as “the 1960 governor of Texas.” Marshall smiled shyly and offered no objections. Formby served as county judge in Dickens County from 1937 to 1940. From 1940 to 1945 he served as state senator from the Lubbock district and served a hitch with the U. S. Navy. In 1953 Gov. Shivers appointed Formby to a six-year term with the highway commission, replacing Fred Wimple of Midland, and in May of 1957 Formby was given DALLAS Senator Johnson somewhat startled oilmen at the Independent Petroleum Assn. of America convention in Dallas by telling them their industry “has dedicated much of its effort to complete and total resistance against change of any sort in national policies affecting the industry” and warning that “the nation itself has been involved in what amounts to a political deadlock with the oil industry.” Independents and importers, he said, are seeking the same thing from the government, “a position of favored status so that it may it once did just how business brings about a steady growth in jobs and opportunities and living standards.” Perlitz emphasized the need for business to “participate personally in politics. But,” he advised, “don’t ask for help on competitive problems and don’t waste time on irrelevant, unimportant, impractical issues of the campaign. Don’t be self-righteous.” “Too many businessmen today assume that as long as they are dedicated to the interests of their own companies, they are automatically serving the best interests of the nation. Enlightened business management realizes., however, that the maximum social and economic good requires a careful compromising of the multi-faceted interests of stockholders, employees, and the public at large; that the morally right decisions are not easily come by, even with the best of intentions, and that there are goals beyond a profit to which the businessman must aspire,” Perlitz said. the job as chairman of the cornmission by Gov. Daniel. Formby holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Texas Tech and a master’s degree in the same field from the University of Texas. He received his law degree from Baylor University. During the last ten years he has operated several radio stations and weekly newspapers in the Panhandle. Before 1935 he was a police reporter for a Miami, Fla., daily newspaper and worked for the Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C. compete in world markets.” If either win he said the result will be “federal domination in exchange for federal favor.” He said the oilmen must end their go-it-alone policies: “I know of no other segment of American industry so lacking in business allies as yours.” Johnson also advocated that when government monopolists of other lands demand “greater ket,” the U. S. should insist on the splitting of the profits with the workers and the people of those lands. That, he said, “is the way to equalize competition.” Football Spy sa Upsets a Town AMARILLO Intra-city football rivalry among Amarillo high schools reached a climax last week that resulted in the resignation of a head coach and his assistant. Homer Simmons, Amarillo high school head coach, and his assistnat, Jim Ranck, decided to call it quits alter charges of spying against Tascosa high school were verified when a 21-year-old former Amarillo high school quarterback was caught manning a pair of binoculars and a notebook about a block away from a Tascosa practice session. To make matters worse, Amarillo’s once proud Golden Sandies eventually lost to Tascosa’s Rebels Saturday afternoon, 28-12, under new head coach Sam Peechia. The Sandies, once rated as an annual automatic powerhouse among football teams in the Panhandle, are a victim of Texas’ growing urban population. With Amarillo pushing the 130,000 mark, a second high school, Palo Duro, was built in Amarillo about three years ago. This year the third high school, Tascosa, came into being. Now Amarillo’s tarnished Golden Sandiesalong with the other two Amarillo schoolsfind the height of enjoyment in beating themselves, Borger, a sturdy oil town about 50 miles northeast of Amarillo, is undefeated in district competition, and not one of Amarillo’s three entries has a mathematical chance of catching the Borgans. The Sandie Booster Club and other diehard Amarillo Sandie fans have found it difficult to believe that their beloved almamater has won only two games and lost five this season. Simmons described the situation as “desperate” when the spy went forth into the Tascosa camp in an effort to save at least some face for Sandie followers in the upcoming intra-city squabble with Tascosa. The spy was caught by Rebel coach Bill Ellington, a special school board meeting was held that night, and Simmons and Ranck emerged from the smokefilled room minus their coaching j olys. Simmons took his children out of school and left Amarillo with “nothing especially in mind for the future.” Formby Discussed for Governor Johnson Talk Startles Oilmen