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A Houston Post Cartoon Implicit Liberal Implications OUR opPos rriowro FEDERAL LUNCHROOM AID/MY BE IRRAIVNAI, 134i T,YOU CANT TAY 115 Nor J’AORS EXFSNISIVE. It LUNCH s {7FOOT; DALLAS First-grade integration in Dallas next September seems now to be the minimum compliance with the Supreme Court decision of 1954 which will satisfy both the New Orleans federal court and attorneys for the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People. Attorneys for the Dallas board have filed various lawsuits asking whether they should be guided by the state law requiring an election vote for integration before integration takes place, on a penalty of loss of state funds, or by the Supreme Court decision. These `suits have not challenged the constitutionality of the state law, and the courts have refused to hand down merely advisory opinions. NAACP attorneys C. B. Bunkley and W. J. Durham last week asked the federal court in New Orleans to order a start at integration in Dallas next September. Dr. Edwin Rippy, Dallas school Superintendent who is retiring, expressed surprise, saying the “cautious and conservative” course followed by the board had helped both races. But two of the three judges in New Orleans made clear that they are out of patience. Chief Justice Richard T. Rives of the fifth circuit court of appeals said: “We’ve been engaging in legal literature for five years without action . . . Actually \\ the first step has not been. taken on this matter. The school board has not yet come forward with a desegregation plan. … Words without deeds are not enough.” Bunkley and Mrs. Constance Baker Motley of New York City charged the board will “indefinitely.” delay integration because of the state statute. Dallas school AUSTIN, HOUSTON \\Tulle, candidate for .comptroller, said in Houston that if he is elected, “I will not solicit funds from my employees.” This was his hardest, but not hiS only slam at Comptroller Robert Calvert. A Travis County grand jury investigated charges that Calvert received $28,000 in gifts from his employees, but found there had been no law violations. The Observer discoVered the gifts Calvert had been taking from his employees and first published the facts of the matter., Ramsey, the conservative, prosales tax chairman of the House revenue and taxation committee last session, also said in Houston that the Comptroller’s office needs an efficiency shakeup, and “I do do not think Mr. Calvert has the physical stamina to set up and put into operation the new system. . . .” Atty. Gen. Will Wilson picked up a speech by his opponent, Speaker Waggoner Carr, in Arlington Feb. 8, and used it to imply that Carr is for an open Galveston. Wilson released a statement signed by the president of the Galveston Ministerial Assn., 15 pastors, and another civic leader quoting Carr’s Feb. 8 remarks against state officials making’ headlines “by ignoring or brushing aside local authorities.” \(Carr said nothing about gambling in only state officials and Galveston district judges had enforced laws against vice in Galveston. board’s attorney R. H. Brin, Jr., said integration in September would throw the schools “out of kilter,” and “We could never put back the year of schooling deprived the other children.” Brin” said he was not sure, from the Negroes’ arguments, whether they wanted immediate integration, and Rives interrupted Brin to say: “Everybody knows what they want. They want desegregation as soon as they can get it.” Justice John Minor Wisdom said, “It seems to me that the school board carries the burden to show that they have taken particular steps toward desegregation.” Brin demurred, and Rives asked, “Do, you think that a mere study over a period of five years is a prompt and immediate start as ordered by the Supreme Court.” Brin said the study could not be indefinite but the board fully recognized its duties. “You have been telling us that all along,” Rives said, then saying, “But words without deeds are not enough.” The Dallas board has leaked to the press its tentative plans for a gradeby grade desegregation. Bunkley said in New Orleans that a “stair-step” plan of this kind would be acceptable and workablebut faster than this. What if Dallas , integrates and the state cuts off school aid funds rabout $2.6 billion a year? Henry Strasburger, another school board attorney, says that in such a case, the Dallas district would probably file a mandamus suit to force the state to continue the funds. All circumstances considered, Dallas school authorities are facing around. to a specific start toward desegregation this September if they are to satisfy the federal court. Wilson himself said , that recent criticism of his gambling crackdown in Galveston brought support for him from “many rightthinking individuals and groups?’ “To think that anyone seeking a high public office would even suggest that the attorney general of the state should turn his back on wide-open lawlessness is shocking, I’m sure, to any right. thinking citizen in our state,” Wilson said. Carr figuratively pressed his lips together and announced his campaign. will be strictly on the offense, just as his honorary state chairMan, ex-University of Texas coach Blair Cherry, used to teach his boys. Carr emphasized that he had broken the bribery scandal involving Rep. James Cox. He announced that E. L. Wall, formerly of the Houston Chronicle, will help him with publicity. He named R. T. Davis of Austin his campaign manager. He said of his opponents, “one is running for fun and one for governor.” Bob Looney, the one Carr meant was running for fun, opened his campaign with a speech in the Texas House of Representatives. Looney said both his opponents are politically friendly with Ed Clark, the Austin lobbyist and attorney. Looney quoted from an article in the Reader’s Digest identifying Clark as the boss of the Texas legislature. Looney is the son of Everett Looney of the Austin firm of Looney, .Clark, and Moorhead. Wilson and Gov. Price Daniel addressed the 550 high school students who came to Austin for, the Hi-Y legislature. Wilson advised them to “keep an open mind.” V’ Sen. Frank Owen, El Paso, has about-faced to a general sales tax. He told a P-TA meeting, “I have been opposed to a general sales tax. He told a P-TA meeting, soften. . . . I am still staunchly opposed to a state income tax. But many legislators are beginning to realize that the only way we’ll be able to get money for schools is to levy a sales tax.” Owen also defended his votes in the Senate as votes against loan sharks. Because of these votes, he said, “I almost lost my clients,” 13 loan companies charged with usury., goof The Baptist Standard, the Texas Baptist weekly with a circulation of 357,317, said in an editorial that a Catholic candidate for president must renounce .Vatic can allegiance before getting Baptist votes: “There must be a renunciation of allegiance to the foreign religion-political state at the Vatican, and there must be a declaration of freedom from the -domination of the clergy by American’ Catholic citizens,” in which case a Catholic could get the support of “voters of all faiths.” But the newspaper also said: “If we must have a Catholic for President, perhaps Kennedy would be as good as could be found . . .” I_ The right-wing slant of the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, Pa., showed again in its 1959 awards. Among the recipients: Elwood Fouts, founder of “Freedom in Action”; /W. Hume Everett, F.I.A. leader and speaker in Houston; and Donald I. Peters, state commander of the American Legion and another Houston official of FIA. Fouts was commended for “cutting through the shibboleth of socialism to the understanding of the verities of the American Republic.” . . . Bobby Morrow, Olympic athlete and Abilene’s No. 1 conservative young man, has been named to the national board of the Freedoms Foundation. \\ Stuart Long has written in the Abilene Reporter-News that the national AFL-CIO policy against endorsements of presidential candidates “prevented the Texas state AFL-CIO’s COPE from endorsing Sen. Lyndon Johnson’s favorite son candidacy” but that “a large number of influential labor leaders” are backing Johnson. His story named the Texas state Building and Construction Trades Council, followed by four local or area building trade groups. vor Texas Businessman, admir ing labor for its gains by ,endorsing non-controversial candidates, criticized its “cynicism” in excoriating party disloyalty in a statement which also endorsed 1952 Eisenhower backer Price Daniel and opposed party loyalist Ben Ramsey. vir Sam Kinch, in the Star-Tele gram, said the AFL-CIO and the railroad brotherhoods in Texas Daniel warned them that federal aid to education will mean fed eral controls. have adopted attitudes toward Johnson which constitute “an implied threat that could doubly damage his presidential hopes.” Dr. Das Kelly Barnett, as sistant professor of applied Christianity at the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest, is quoted in the Houston Chronicle as having stated, “In politics I have no principles or ideals.” tor The Houston Post continues to publish stories which have implicit liberal implications. Following up its series on the Houston school board’s rejection of federal aid for various school functions, \(the money goes to other ran a cartoon ridiculing the ries by William Gardner on problems of the aged, the Post takes up the problem of “satisfactory housing” for the aged. Political Intelligence g o or The Houston Press. laid the basis for supporting Will Wilson for re-election by condemning Waggoner Carr’s statement he would not interfere with “local law enforcement” as “sweet music to the ears of the gamblers and other characters” in Galveston. V The traditional swearing match is now proceeding in full cacophony between Reps. Jim Turman and Wade Spilman over who is ahead for House Speaker. Turman says “it’s in the bag.” goir Circulating during the D. 0. T. C. convention last weekend in Houston: a flyer titled, cans of leading the U.S. to the brink of war in Indochina. He advocated more economic aid emphasis in foreign aid. Under the great threat of a nuclear war, he said, the U.S. must carry “an offensive of peace against the Russian leaders,” joining “under the canopy of the AUSTIN Seventy-four stills were seized, and 10,760 gallons of mash and 260 gallons of “moonshine liquor” were “distroyed at the still sites” by Texas liquor agents in. 1959, the Liquor Control Board reports. Harrison County, of which Marshall is the county seat, led the moonshine monkey business with 24 stills discovered last year. Titus County was next with ten. Then came Bowie CoUnty, five; Freestone, Lamar, and Red River, four each; Marion and Sinith, three each; Camp, Cass, Montgomery, Nacogdoches, and Wood, two each; and Anderson, Cherokee, Leon, Liberty, Morris, Rusk, and Shelby, one apiece. In the enforcement of the state’s liquor control act, 5,936 criminal “Lyndon Decides to Go ‘All the Way’ With F.I.A.” A clipping from the Chronicle showing a picture of Ed Stumpf, Jesse Andrews, and John Singleton in front of Johnson’s Houston headquarters is reproduced alongside a letter on Freedom in. Action stationery, dated Aug. 13, 1959, calling for attendance at an F.I.A. meeting “by invitation only,” and signed by Ed Stumpf, “Director, Congressional District 22.” poor Gov. Price Daniel went to Laredo for the Washington birthday celebration and, in the course of presenting Congressman Joe Kilgore a plague as “Mr. South Texas,” endorsed him as congressman. “I think this district is most fortunate in having him represent it,” he said. Dr. John Westburg of Edinburg is running against Kilgore. /of Martin Dies, Sr., former con gressman and frequent statewide candidate, wrote to the Dallas News ‘somewhat curiously to fight against communists, “The Democratic leadership dealt me more misery than the communists,” should nominate a man of , princi’Ile who will fight inflation, close tax loopholes, and uphold states’ rights. g o or Jim D. Bowmer, Temple, candidate for the Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas, has Mailed out a large sheet of endorsements from lawyers, including well-known names James P. Hart, Austin; Homa S. Hill, Fort Worth; J. Edwin Smith, Houston; Robert Sawtelle, San Antonio; Abner McCall, Waeo. UN” in an enforced disarmament program. “Whether or not we’re willing to put the moral law first” is the issue, he said, “because if a civilization will not do it, the civilization falls.” Morse received a long, loud, standing ovation from the liberal Democrats assembled. complaints were filed, 4,988 convictions were obtained, and 177 jail sentences were hateded out. There were only 55 acquittals. Total fines for violation of the state liquor control act were $643,919. In. 1959, eleven constituencies voted themselves from dry to wet, while only one went from wet to