The Stump Readers Write on Religion, Citizenship The Naval Analogy Sir: Your special issue on the religious controversy was a splendid piece of journalistic enterprise and a notable public service. I am sorry, however, that you did not combine your justified effort to pluck the mote of bigotry from the eye of Mr. Kennedy’s critics with at least some attention to the beam of demagoguery in the eye of his friends. Every Democratic spokesman, from Jack himself, down through Bobby and Price Daniel, all the way to Gerald Mann, has been making the argument: “‘They brother Joewhat his religion was when he enlisted in the United States Navy in World War II.” I suggest that this argument is as phony as the Knights of Columbus oath now being circulated. It is not clear that there is a distinctively Roman Catholic way of steering a PT boat, nor that the republic would have been imperiled if Lieutenant Kennedy had been subject to dictates from Rome as to how to perform his naval duties. There is, however, a distinctive Roman position on many of the high issues with which a President of the United States must grapple, and the nation would be endangered if that great officer were ‘ever to accept dictation from any source other than -his best judgment. For this reason it is proper to ask questions of Kennedy, the would-be president, which would be neither necessary nor proper at the naval recruiting station. These questions have been asked and he has answered them in a fashion completely reassuring to me, as I think it will be to most fair-minded people. But to argue from the naval analogy that the questions should not even have been asked is poor logic. Coming from people who are capable of thinking logically, it can only be understood as an ill-advised and demagogic appeal to the emotions. Charles Alan Wright, University of Texas School of Law, Austin. A Pessimistic View Sirs: I read with a great deal of interest your issue of September 30 on religion and politics. As deplorable as the religious issue is, found between the lines something that disturbs me even more. It seems to me that the people interviewed revealed a profound ignorance not only of the issues, but of the processes of government as well. How can a republican form of government function without an informed, intelligent, and articulate electorate? Many of the people which the Observer interviewed, and many more that I know personally, seem to be asleep, unwilling to do their own thinking. Rather, they want to be spoon-fed with predigested ideas which will maintain the status quo, which will not disturb them, and which, above all, will not require them to assume any responsibility. They will be led by anyone making these promises. We do not have government by the people in this nation. We have government by the newspapers, by the ministers, by the professional bigots, by lobbies. Why? Because the people do not take seriously the demands of citizenship. When government goes wrong, it is the people who are responsible, not “those rascals in Washington” or in Austin. We need leadership with vision. But even more, we need a nation with vision at the grass roots. We need people who know what it is to be a nation and to be THE TEXAS OBSERVER Page 7 Oct. 7, 1960 LEGALS Notice is hereby given that W. R. Perkins, doing business as Freer Recreation Center of Freer, Duval County, Texas, has incorporated said business under the name of Freer Recreation Center, Inc., and that said business will be continued under said corporation and that all debts and obligations thereof are the obligations of said corporation. s/ W. R. PERKINS CITATION BY PUBLICATION THE STATE OF TEXAS TO John M. Harrington Defendant, in the hereinafter styled and numbered cause: You are hereby commanded to appear before the 126th Judicial 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 of issuance hereof; that is to say, at or before, l0 o’clock A. M. of Monday the 31st day of Oetober, 1960, and answer the petition of plaintiff in Cause Number 114,999, in which First Austin Company is Plaintiff and John M. Harrington, E. A. Jones and Warren Jones are defendants, filed in said Court on the 5th day of August. 1960, and the nature of which said suit is as follows: Being an action and prayer by plaintiff and against defendant, john M. Harrington for Judgment in the sum of $1,750.00, and interest and attorney’s fees, and for foreclosure of vendor’s lien and for order of sale of the property hereinafter described; Plaintiff alleges that on or about September’ 14, 1955, Defendant, John M. Harrington executed and delivered to plaintiff his promissory note in the amount of $1,750.00 payable date, with interest at the rate of 6% per cent per annum and 10% attorney’s fees upon principal and interest if placed in the hands of an attorney for collection. Plaintiff further alleges that on or about the 25th day of October, 1956, it mad” demand upon the defendant for payment of said note, that defendant refused payment anti that said note ‘was placed in the hands of an attorney for collection. Plaintiff alleges that on or about the 14th day of September, 1955, plaintiff executed and delivered to defendant, John M. Harrington deeds conveying the following described real estate, to-wit: 204 and 206, of Jones Brothers Lake Sandy Subdivision No. Two ty, Texas, according to map or plat thereof recorded in Volume 4. Page 175, Plat Records of Travis County, Texas, said warranty deed being recorded in Vol. 1631, Page 23, Deed Records of Travis County, Texas; of Jones Brothers Lake Sandy division in Travis County, Texas, according to map or plat thereof recorded in Volume 4, Page 175, Plat Records of Travis County, Texas, said warranty deed being recorded in Vol. 1631, Page 24, Deed Records of Travis County, Texas; that said promissory note aforesaid was for part payment of the purchase price of said property; ject to an existing indebtedness, secured by deed of trust which has been exercised, foreclosing the interest of John M. Harrington and plaintiff in said property, but the title of said defendant and the vendor’s lien of Plaintiff is outstanding and valid as to the property described in Deed No. Plaintiff alleges that on or about the 30th day of November, 1955, John M. Harrington executed to defendants, A. E. Jones and Warren Jones, a quitclaim deed to a tract of land described in said deed recorded in the Deed Records of Travis County, Texas, in Vol 1646, at page 44, as follows: All of Lots 64 and 65 in Retirement Village No. 2. a subdivision of Travis County. Texas, of record in Volume 2, Page 457, of the Plat Records of Travis County, Texas, and the land or narcel of land betwen said Lots 64 and 65 and Lots 205 and 206 in the Jones Brothers and Crumley Lake Sandy Subdivision No. 2. of record in Volume 4a of the Plat Records of Travis County, Texas, at page 175. That the owner of Lot 206 of Jones Brothers Lake Sandy Subdivision No. 2 was granted an easement across a part of the property quitclaimed in said deed, said easement being described in deed of record in the Deed Records of Travis County, Texas, in Volume 1466, at Pages 239 and 240. Plaintiff further alleges that the Vendor’s Lien securing payment of the purchase money for said lot and easement appurtenant thereto is a valid and subsisting lien against said easement prior and superior to the title of the defendants, E. A. Jones and Warren Jones in said property under said quitclaim deed’ .and the interest of. E. A. Jones and Warren Jones is subject to said Vendor’s Lien. Plaintiff prays for relief to which it may be entitled either at law or in equity. All of which more fully appears from Plaintiff’s 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 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 13th day of September. 1960. 0. T. MARTIN, JR. Clerk of the District Courts, Travis County, Texas. By 0. T. Martin. Jr. CITATION BY PUBLICATION THE STATE OF TEXAS TO Bettye Lou Martin, Defendant, in the hereinafter styled and numbered cause: You are hereby commanded to appear before the 98th 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 of issuance hereof; that is to say, at or before, 10 o’clock A. M. of Monday the 24th day of October, 1960, and answer the petition of plaintiff in Cause Number 119,167, in which Alvin Dennis Martin is Plaintiff and Bettye Lou Martin is defendant, filed in said Court on the 30th day of August, 1960, and the nature of which said suit is as follows: Being an action and prayer for judgment in favor of plaintiff and against defendant for decree of divorce dissolving the bonds of matrimony , heretofore and now existing between said parties; plaintiff alleges that defendant began a course of unkind, harsh and tyrannical conduct toward plaintiff which continued until plaintiff and defendant separated; plaintiff alleges that defendant was guilty of excesses, cruel treatment and outrages toward plaintiff of such a nature as to render their further living together insupportable; plaintiff alleges that no children were born of this marriage and they did not acquire any community property; plaintiff prays for judgment of divorce, dissolving the bonds of matrimony heretofore existing between plaintiff and defendant, and 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 8th day of September, 1960. 0. T. MARTIN, JR. Clerk of the District Courts, Travis County, Texas. By A. E. JONES, Deputy. TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: Notice is hereby given of the intention to incorporate the Wichita Construction Company of Bowie, Montague County, Texas, the said Wichita , Construction Company now being a trade name under which Mark High is doing business as sole owner, with office located about one mile from the business district of the City of Bowie, Texas, on the Montague Highway, P.O. Box 680, Bowie, Texas. The business of Wichita Construction Company of general oil field and pipe line construction and gas plant construction and operation as now being operated under the trade name is to be continued as a corporation without change of name. On September 28, 1960, Articles of Incorporation were prepared by Mark High, W. L. Cornelison and E. W. Dorman, original incorporators, and such Articles of Incorporation as so executed will be submitted to the Secretary of State of the State of Texas upon the expiration of four weekly publications in a newspaper published at the seat of State government in Austin, Texas, and four weeks of publication in a newspaper published in Montague County, Texas. WICHITA CONSTRUCTION CO. By Mark High, sole owner NO. 119,348 VIDA LORENE CRASS, et al v. JOHN D. POLK, et al. In the 98th Judicial District Court of Travis County, Texas. CITATION BY PUBLICATION THE STATE OF TEXAS TO: Any Sheriff or Any Constable Within the State of Texas: Greetings: You are hereby commanded to cause to be published once each week for four consecutive weeks, the first publication to be at least return date thereof, in a newspaper printed in Travis County, Texas, the accompanying ‘citation, of which the hereinbelow following is a true copy: CITATION BY PUBLICATION THE STATE OF TEXAS TO: Jahn D. Polk; John D. , Pope; The Dubuque Internal Improvement Company of Dubuque, Iowa; W. B. Isham; W. M. Coler, Jr.; Lillie S. Coler, Executrix of the Estate of W. M. Coler, Jr., deceased, and the unknown devisees under the will of. W. M. Coler, Jr., deceased; Mrs. W. M. Coler, Jr.; Dick S. Ramsay; William R. Porter; Jacob Meurer; A. Kunla; August Kuhnla; George B. Seeley; Ben B. Cain and Jacob Meurer, Trustees for Mrs. W. M. Coler, Jr., Dick S. Ramsay, William R. Porter, Jacob Meurer, and A. Kunla; Ben B. Cain; Miss Ernestine Kuhnla; Charles F. Kuhnla; Mrs. Irene A. Anderson and her husband, William A. AnderSon; Ione May Spears; King’s County Trust Company, Executor of and Trustee under the will of Dick S. Ramsay, deceased and Ione May Spears, deceased, and the unknown devisees and beneficiaries under such wills and trusts; C. Lansing Hays, Executor and Trustee of the Estate of Ione May Spears, deceased, and the unknown devisees and beneficiaries under such will and trust; William Frank Knox; William Francis Knox; Mittie Alford Knox, individually. and as Independent Executrix of the last will. and testa, ment of William Frank Knox, deceased, and the unknown devisees under such will; Helen Knox Tull and her husband, J. LeRoy Tull; William Francis Knox, Jr.; Lillie C. Coler, individually and as Trustee and as Executrix of the Estate of William N. Coler, Jr., and the unknown devisees and beneficiaries under such will and trust; Ira Richards, Jr.; Grace M. Richards; Anna M. Hopkins; Ben B. Cain, Jr.; Margaret Taylor Cain; James W. Cain; Augusta E. Kuhnla, individually and as Executrix of the Estate of Charles F. Kuhnla, de
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