John Doe is a WHITE man, whatever a white man is. S0 I WRITE and tear up letters 0 to the editor of that paper. I write: “John Doe and three Jews indicted.” “John Doe and three Bantus indicted,” or maybe three Swahili. “John Doe and three Germans indicted.” “John Doe and three Texans indicted.” They don’t seem any good. I try “John DOe and three Catholics.” No good. Nothing seems to work. We have here a really delicate point in the matter of segregation. One thing does work: “John Doe and three others indicted.” That raises still another -delicate point in the matter of segregation. John Doe is white. To say “John Doe and three others” might possibly leave the impression in the minds of people that the other three are also white. When it develops that they are not, then may be John Doe \(charged with brutal To say “three others” puts the Negroes on the same footing with John Doe. Got to guard against that. THERE ARE TIMES when the I use of names designating people by race, nationality, or religion presents a real problem. The term “Latin American” is an example. It came into use largely because some sincere people were trying to avoid such designations as Mexican or TexasMexican because those terms really did offend some people of mixed Spanish and Mexican Indian ancestry. I gave “Latin American” a try and abandoned it in favor of “Texas Mexican,” now that the Mexican has re-established pride in his own nationalistic and racial origins. But there is no excuse for using a term such as “John Doe and three Negroes.” “BOW” WILLIAMS Automobile and General Insurance Budget payment Plan Strong Stock Companies GReenwood 2-0545 624 LAMAR, AUSTIN Let’s Abolish the Poll Tax! How can we expect race prejudice to continue fading out in our state if the big newspapers jolt us into the reality of it again and again? Fortunately, most of the newspapers are giving up the use of the word “Negro” entirely except when it is necessary, as in a segregation suit. Few American Negroes can trace their ancestry back to a political unit that could be called a nation, such as France. The races of Africa are as varied \(and has never been a “Negro” religion. The American Negro is an American. Why not call him that? John Doe and Three Negroes HOUSTON Recently a big cash register Texas newspaper ran a headline that went this way : “John Doe and Three Negroes Indicted.” The story started out, “John Doe and three Negroes were indicted ‘I I’ve been going through a routine, writing letters to the editor of that newspaper, then tearing them up. It’s a paper I know well. Time was when it seemed to have more enlightened editorial direction, although I admit that may have been only an illusion. Hart Stilwell The illusion arises out of several happenings that probably didn’t represent overall policy. There was one that has been repeated here and there in the newspaper world. The Associated Press carried a news story about a sensational murder in the city where this big newspaper is published. A big newspaper in North Texas gave the story the works, splashing big headlines across the front page. Soon afterward the editors of the North Texas paper learned that the persons involved in the murder were Negroes. An angry complaint was registered with the Associated Press. The Associated Press referred the matter back to the big paper I’ve been talking about,for the story came out of the news room of that paper. Whereupon the editors wired back, “Webster defines a male Negro as a man.” It he? After reading that recent headline and story in the same paper one wonders. Apparently a Negro is something quite different from John Doeand, of course, AUSTIN Once when I went to visit a beat friend of mine in divorce dissolving the bonds of the hospital, I met there a friend of his who had written a book existi n g matrimony. between heretofore a id an d now part ie s ; r plaintiff alleges that defendani he called “The Fight.” His theme began a course of unkind, harsh was, the scheme is to trick men and conduct toward plaintiff n it t i in us separated ; ra u t n e t ,11 into trying. He was not going plaintiff a i ‘cl “\(d h? i efetc o la plaintiff wa s ,guilty y a of 1p e e x s c e s t s h e a s t r d p e e f l e t ir d e a a n t to fight. ‘No. I suppose he had treat ment and outrages toward plaint an explanation why he wrote a iff of such a nature as to render book about his resignation, but their further living together insupportable; plaintiff alleges that no children were born of this marriage and no community property was acquired; plaintiff further alleges that prior to marriage to defendant, her former name was Kathlyn Adkins, and plaintiff requests the Court to restore said former name to her; plaintiff further prays for relief, general and special; All of which more fully appears from Plaintiff’s Original Petition on file in this office. and which reference is here made for all intents and 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 under my hand and the seal of said Court at office in the City of Austin, this the 10th day of February. 1960. 0. T. MARTIN, JR. Clerk of the District Courts, Travis County, Texas. By A. E. Jones, Deputy. CITATION BY PUBLICATION THE STATE OF TEXAS TO: Eva Hibbs, her legal representatives, the unknown heirs of Eva Hibbs, the heirs and legal representatives of such unknown heirs; Henry Elvira Hibbs, hiS legal representatives, the unknown heirs of Henry Elvira Hibbs, the heirs and legal representatives of such unknown heirs; Will Hibbs the unknown heirs of Will Hibbs sentatives of such unknown heirs; Mrs. Will Hibbs, her legal representatives, the unknown heirs of Mrs. Will Hibbs, the heir and legal representatives of such unknown heirs, and all persons claiming any title or interest in and to that certain land granted and conveyed unto Dr. Truman Morris and wife, Julia Morris, as Grantees. You and each of you are hereby commanded to appear before the District Court of Travis County, Texas, to be held at the Court House of said County in the City of Austin, Texas, at or before 10:00 o’clock A.M. on the first Monday after the expiration of forty-two days from the date of the issuance hereof; that is to say, at or before 10:00 o’clock A.M. of Monday the 11th day of April. 1960, and answer the petition of Dr. Truman Morris and wife, Julia Morris, plaintiffs in Cause No. 117,071, styled Dr. Truman Morris et ux vs. Eva Hibbs, et al, which petition was filed in said Court on the 25th day of February, 1960, the nature of which said suit is an action in trespass to try title to the hereinafter described land situated in Travis County, Texas, as follows: to-wit: FIRST TRACT: A portion of Lot 3, Block 15, Original City of Austin, Texas, described in warranty deed from J. M. Harris to Truman N. Morris and wife, Julia Drake Morris dated January 14, 1955. recorded in Vol. 1536, Page’381-2, Travis County Deed Records, as surveyed by Orin E. Metcalfe April 14, 1950, here referred to for all purposes. SECOND TRACT: The West two feet seven inches of West 60 feet of Lot 3, Block 15, Original City of Austin, Travis County, Texas. Plaintiffs plead, among bther things, the three, five, ten, and 25 year limitation title. If this citation is not served data of issuance, it shall be returned unserved. WITNESS the hand and seal of 0. T. Martin, Clerk of the District Court of Travis County, Texas. Given under my hand and seal of said Court at office in the City of Austin, Texas, this the 25th day of February, 1960. 0. T. MARTIN, Clerk of the District Court, Travis County, Texas. Issued this the 25th day in February, 1960. By: MRS. CHAS. KOHRS, Deputy CITATION BY PUBLICATION THE STATE OF TEXAS TO: John Walker Green and Defendants, in the hereinafter styled and numbered cause: by 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 the date os issuance hereof; that is to say, at or before, 10 o’clock A.M. of Monday the 11th day of April. 1960, and answer the petition of plaintiffs in Cause Number 116.554, in which Louise Owens and Frank G. Owens are Plaintiffs and John Walker Green and Gelnnan fendants, filed in said Court on the 11th day of January, 1960. and the nature of which said suit is as follows: Being an action and prayer for judgment in favor of plaintiffs and against defendants for title to and possession of the following described premises, to-wit: to the City of Austin, Travis County, Texas. according to the Plat of said Addition of record in Book 3, rage 15. of the Plat Records of Travis County. Texas. vision of a part of John H. Gibson Surveys Numbers Forty-nine County, Texas, according to the map or plat of said Subdivision or record in Book 4. Page 145. of Travis County Plat Records. reference to said plat and the rerord thereof, being hereby .made for all pertinent purposes, together with all imnrovements and property situated thereon, whether real, nersonal or mixed; Plaintiffs allege that on April 12, 1959, plaintiffs were and still are the owners in fee simple of the aforesaid mentioned properties, and that on said April 12, 1959. defendants unlawfully entered upon and dispossessed plaintiffs of such premises and withhold from them the possession thereof; Plaintiffs further pray for such other and further relief as they may be entitled to. either at law or in equity; All of which more fully appears from Plaintiffs’ Original Petition on file in this office and to which reference is here made for all intents and purposes; If this citation is not served within 90 days after the date of its issuance, it shall be returned tin served. WITNESS, 0. T. MARTIN. JR., Clerk of the District Courts of Travis County, Texas. Issued and given under my hand and the seal of said Court at office in the City of Austin, this the 25th day of February, 1960. 0. T. MARTIN, JR. Clerk of the District Courts, Travis County. Texas. By: A. E. JONES Deputy ‘ CITATION BY PUBLICATION THE STATE OF TEXAS TO: Gerald Kincheon, GREETINGS: WHEREAS, in that certain cause pending on the docket of the 98th District Court of Travis County, Texas, being Cause No. 117,082, wherein Gertrude Kincheon is Plaintiff and Gerald Kincheon is Defendant in said suit application has been filed alleging that Gertrude Kincheon is a resident of Travis County; that she is the wife of Gerald Kincheon; that the said Gerald Kincheon has heretofore disappeared and that his whereabouts has at all times been unknown to plaintiff for a continuous period of more than 12 months prior to the filing of this petition and is presently unknown to petitioner; and that the residence of defendant at the time of
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