Mat gg PEACE EDUCATION? The American Friends Service Committee believes that peace must start with people. Missiles, nuclear bombs, military alliances, invasionsnone of these can give real security nor can they solve the problems of poverty, ignorance, and disease which confront two-thirds of the people of the earth. Peace can come only if we quit being afraid. We must show that the idea of freedom and being a good neighbor provides better security, better defense, and stronger resources than war and threats of war. We must quit running for shelter. We reject the notion that the only choice is between being ‘red’ or being dead. These are the choices of despair. We affirm a third alternative that serves both life and freedom. The Peace Education Program of the American Friends Service Committee is a practical community effort to encourage these steps: Discussion of ideas Through speakers, conferences, institutes, we believe in testing and examining the validity of what we are asked to support. The Cuban disaster was more than an appalling military blunder. It was also a default in citizenship. It was possible because there was a vacuum of discussion, a bankruptcy of ideas. This must not happen again. Declaration of Principle America’s case must rest on right, not might. We must keep our treaties. We must reject the temptations to undermine, subvert, or invade neighboring countries. We must submit our case to the orderly processes of world law and be sensitive and responsive to the judgment of world opinion. Action. Projects Peace is not just something to talk about. It is something to be lived. Acts for peace by dedicated volunteeers can make a difference in your neighborhood—–in your country. AMERICAN FRIENDS SERVICE COMMITTEE Incorporated To: AMERICAN FRIENDS SERVICE COMMITTEE 705 N. Lamar Blvd. Austin 3, Texas the American Friends Service Committee. send me suggestions of things I can do to work for peace. Please put me In touch with your nearest local committee or representative. Name Address City Zone …. State South Central Regional Office 705 North Lamar Boulevard Austin 3, Texas The American Friends Service Committee, a Quaker organization, is supported entirely by voluntary contributions. This advertisement paid for by the Houston Peace Committee Bob Childers, Chairman Tel. SU 2-7609 AUSTIN Baylor President Abner McCall told the Observer this week that scores of telegrams, signed by him, urging legislatiVe support of a small loan regulatory bill now before the a Fort Worth public relations firm whose name he can’t resomebody other than himself, but he doesn’t know who, although he admits the cost was “probably” borne by the big loan companies. He also conceded that the present loan shark legislation was written to some extent by the loan industry. The small-small lenders have contended that the legislation has been fashioned to please the big chain companies. Some of ‘ the big in-state companies have further contended that the legislation has been written to please big out-of-state chains that want a stable Texas market before they move in more extensively. McCall said the telegrams soliciting aid were sent to most of the newspapers in the state. They were also sent to every member of the Texas Committee to Eliminate the Loan Shark Evil, of which McCall is chairman and Tom Reavley vice-chairman. Reavley, Austin attorney and former secretary of state under Gov. Allan Shivers, last week stated that he had spent “lots of money” supplied by the large loan firms on public relations campaigns paving the way for the present legislation. ‘Not a Dollar’ McCall said he hasn’t “handled a dollar of their money” in this campaign. The telegram that was sent out from Fort Worth over his name was worded the same each time, with one minor exception in the opening phrase, depending upon the addressee. Dated May 11, the telegram to the newspapers read: “Largely because of the good editorial work of Texas newspapers, Texas voters last November gave the loan shark amendment, No. 4, the largest approving vote ever given a state constitution amendment. With this mandate from the people and newspapers continuing to call for implementation, the Texas House overwhelmingly passed a bill with effective regulatory provisions to elimin LEGALS CITATION BY PUBLICATION THE STATE OF TEXAS TO Richard Malone Defendant, in the hereinafter styled and numbered cause. You are hereby 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. on 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 5th day i of June, 1961, and answer the petition of plaintiff in Cause Number 121,795, in which Patsy Malone is Plaintiff and Richard Malone is Defendant, filed in said Court on the 18th day of April, 1961, 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 commenced a course of unkind, harsh and tyrannical conduct toward plaintiff and 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 al ate the loan shark evil. Legislation has been introduced in the senate, but is being delayed in the state affairs committee. With less than three weeks remaining, the senate must act now to carry out the will of the people during this session. Your continuing editorial support for passage of effective bill is urgently requested. Abner McCall, chairman Texas Committee to Eliminate the Loan Shark Evil President of Baylor University.” Asked specifically what part he played in circulating this telegram, he replied: “I have sent out some telegrams, not personally. I didn’t endorse any rates. I haven’t taken a stand on rates. I favor the Cole bill’s regulatory features.” Q: “You say you didn’t ‘personally’ send out the telegrams. Who did?” McCall: “A public relations firm in Fort Worth.” Q: “What is the name of the firm ?” McCall: “I just don’t . . . I just don’t think I remember.” Presume, Probably \(After a brief discussion into other problems relating to the bill, McCall returned to this called me and suggested we do something to get people to working for passage of some regulatory legislation. They read a suggested telegram to me, and I didn’t like some parts, so I dictated a telegram they could use over my name.” Q: “Who paid for the telegrams ?” McCall: “I don’t know.” Q: “Wouldn’t you suppose it was the loan companies?” McCall: “Yes, probably is.” Q: “And wouldn’t you think it would most likely be the big loan companies ?” McCall: “I’d presume it was. But whether it was or wasn’t the big out-of-state chains, I wouldn’t want to guess.” McCall said “all the fighting is’ over the rates,” and that he would like to see the legislature “come out with simple ratesthey could put the amount in percentage or in dollars and cents, so long as it is something the borrower can understandand knock out the add-on charges.” He said that Reavley isn’t much interested in what rates are allowed, so long as there is regulation, while Harvey Davis, an SMU law professor and stubborn leges that one child was born of this marriage, to-wit; Kathy Malone, a girl, age 1 year, and plaintiff asks the court to award her care, custody and control of said minor child and that defendant be ordered to contribute a proper and suitable amount for the maintenance of said minor child until said minor child reaches the age of 18 years; Plaintiff alleges that no community property was acquired during their marriage; Plaintiff prays for child support of the aforementioned minor child, custody, care and control of said child, and for a judgment of divorce dissolving the bonds of matrimony now existing between said parties, and for such other and further relief, in law and equity, to which the plaintiff may be entitled to receive; 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 19th day of April, 1961. 0. T. MARTIN, JR. Clerk of the District Courts, Travis County, Texas. By A. E. JONES, Deputy. advocate of a rigid regulatory law, “feels like if we can’t get a good bill, we shouldn’t pass any at all. I’m in between. I’ve worked around the legislature enough to know you seldom get things just the way you want them.” Reportedly, all but one member of the TCELSE who answered a recent poll, said they favored a 36 per cent ceiling, including all charges, even insurance. The single holdout voted for a 40 percent ceiling. The Cole bill allows up to 40 percent interest, but this does not count credit insurance or a minimum service charge. The Senate subcommittee substitute bill is written even more loosely. McCall defended his eagerness to pass even imperfect legislation by saying: “If we don’t get a bill this time, right now, if we have to wait two years for legistion, the loan industry will write the bilL” Asked if he didn’t feel the industry was writing the ‘ present bill, too, McCall said: “No question about that. But don’t you think the legislators are conscious of being in the public’s eye now on this matter? If we delay action two years, they won’t be so conscious of the public, and the loan industry would have a greater say in the writing of any regulatory legislation.” McCall Confirms Big Loan Firms Paid? ‘Probably’
You May Also Like
The documentary in Falfurrias is sinister and spiritual.