The Lawton Constitution from Lawton, Oklahoma on August 22, 1963 · Page 17
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The Lawton Constitution from Lawton, Oklahoma · Page 17

Lawton, Oklahoma
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Thursday, August 22, 1963
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[Governors Indicate Growth lOf Moderation In The South THE LAWTON CONSTITUTION, Thursday, August 22, 1963 EDITORS: Somewhat surpris- j should lake a stand, gentlemen, ngly. Southern governors side-1 if is today." Hepped racial controversy a t ! Earned followed three other iheir annual meeting this week al j Dixie governors who condemned federal policy on civil rights and integration issues. When they had heard Barnetl's appeal, the other 10 chief executives applauded politely but thai Sulphur Springs, YV.Va. The lignifieanee of their action--indi- ·"uing a possible grovvih ot mod- ··ralion in all bul ihe hardest core the Old South--is reported by nems in the area. By DON MCKKE )on McKee, Associated Press I was all. There were ho l u r t h e r vriier who has covered some of j appeals, no rebel yells, he major segregation develop- j The damper had been slapped on the touchy issue of civil rights before the conference closed on a superficially harmonious note. : A few vears ago resolutions Mice \YILITK SULPHUR SPRINGS. ! (hose backed by Barneft and Gov. V.Va. i API--Gov. Ross Bametl: George C. Wallace of Alabama if Mississippi strode to the podi-: would have had a ringing recep- im at the Southern Governors; tion, inference and said with ihe a i r : "Times arc changing,' siiid f a Confederate general: "If West Virginia's soft-spoken Gov, here ever was a time when we W. \Y. Barren. lie had met Negro dcmonstra- i'ward avoiding extremism. A tors at the gates ol the confer-1 growing number are moderate in ence'? posh center and shaken their views, although not always hands center them when thev marched' to protest statements by the vociil segregationist governors. The significance of the governors' refusal to get into a fight over civil rights and integration was threefold. 1 even according to the chief c.veculivos themselves: 1. Only two of the governors-Wallace and Barneit--actively publicly. 3. Border-state governors belonging to ihc conference oppose Wallace's proposals. They--or llicir con.sliiuenls--Jiave more liberal feelings on racial issues. Ban-on said ' t h a t oven if the Wallace resolutions had been put to a vote, they would have fallen for short o£ a majority before the conference agreed Tuesday to re- pushed lor a showdown. The other j quire, unanimous approval ot reso- governors said they fell nothing could be gained by a debate which nobody · would win. They said this was not the lime, t h e place, or the desirable approach, 2, Many of the Dee]) South governors show distinct tendencies to- lutions. Knowing he was defeated. Wallace merely filed his . resolutions Wednesday w i t h a perfunctory and comparatively mildly worded explanation ot each. He condemned a Defense Department directive permitting m i l - itary commanders lo Hocinre sep- rogalpd civilian facilities otf l i m ns; I lie public accommodations section of the civil rights b i l l : use ol Nation.*)I Guardsmen to enforce desegregation: and ihe planned Aug. 28 march on Washington. "They couldn't have passed." .said Gov. Berl Combs of Ken- lucky, Combs, who has moved to .eliminaic discrimination in his state, said it didn't make any difference to him if the issues u-ere debated. "But we shouldn't devoir the whole conference to il," he added. . Govs. Jimmic H. Davis of Louisiana and Oiviil E. Faubus o( Arkansas, previously outspoken on racial issues, agreed (he coniro- j versy should be kept nut of ihr I conference. Carl E. Sanders of · Georgia, newly elected, w e n t along. "I clon't know t h a t Ihe South i w a n i s in ko«p i!ie old way." said North Carolina's Gov. Terry San-! lord. "1 t h i n k mosi of ihe people . represented in thin conference' want to see Ihe Negro have a i boiler economic opportunity.'' i M a n y of ihe Di\it; governors, ! however, strongly oppose the Kennedy administration on sevcinl points involved in Wallace's resolutions. Gov. Hi?nry Bellmon of Oklahoma, only Republican in the group, criticized t h e federal gov- emmenl for nn investigalion of Ihe National Guard in his stale without notifying him. After the 1 session ended. Faubus said he believes the conference now is free lo go ahead will) im- porlani projects of m u t u a l inter- ·' isl--educational endeavors, pur- sttil of industry, and n u c l e a r ' plants. He said these arc Ihr top-, RECOVERING FLIERS. Capt. Allan M. Ramsey Jr., 32, Bainbridge, Ga., left, and _ _ _ _ ._ ^ Capt. Richard M. Smiley, 29, Arlington, Kan,, iverc recovering in Offutt Air Force [ i'cs the governors'came" here "to Base hospital today from injuries received Monday in the crash of t\vo B47s after a [discuss, collision in the air near Invin, Iowa. A third crewman also is recovering; two men died and another is missing. ' · - -. (AP WirephotoJ Nesbitt Plans Crackdown On Gambling OKLAHOMA CITY i API--Airy. Gfn. Charles Ncshin. savins gambling, "with its links to nationwide nrg.'ini/cd crime" is known 10 c:x- isi in several Oklahoma Counties, a s k e d Gov. Henry Ecllmon \Verinesday for stale funds to finance- a siaicwiclo crackdown. Ncsbin also said he will assist it grand jury investigation of county o f f i c i a l s and .gambling in Canad i a n County. The attorney general said, in a f i l e r lo Bollmon. "There is no hr'tter lime than this moment, when public attention is focused upon professional gambling in Oklahoma, for a full and eomprehen- -ivc invpsligitiion mio ail phases of i h r problem. "Canadian County is not ihe only "oiT.ty whore 1 professional gamb- l i n g is known lo exist," he continued. "My office is prepared to commence a comprehensive invesliga- ·Jon inio gambling activities. . . hui to be n f f u c r i v o i! will re-quire services of one or more trained a n d competeni investigators." Me added, "The stale crime bureau will be' of little aid since il already is embroiled in the controversy and may itself become ihc stib.icci of scrutiny by the grand jury." The attorney genera] said H is ,-ommon knowledge that the Canadian County grand jury was culled after alleged gambling activities in rho county and a furor resulting from the handling of charges filed after -a gambling raid. The grand jury petition was circulated after Canadian County Any. John Whelan reduced felony charges against four .persons arrested in a gambling raid to misdemeanor counts. Crime bureau agents conducted the raid. Bellmen is out of the state attending a governors' conference, l i e is expected lo return to his of- lice by Friday. College Teachers Wed On Mountain DENVER. Colo. (AP) -- Snow lell gently Wednesday on the .wedding of Christine Webb and Hans Claassen, two Montana Slate College "facully members. Bui soon the sun was shining ngain.on the summit of Ml. Evans, southwest of Denver, where the new Mi's. Claasen' commented: "a' lot of our friends think we're crazy bui I always wanted an outdoor wedding." Hunt Says Demos Needn't Apologize j For Battling Past j OKLAHOMA CITY ( A P I -- S t a t e Insurance Commissioner .loo B. Hunt said today Oklahoma Demo-! crais "don'i neod lo apologize" ! for iheir controversial pa?*. \ "We have been controversial ai i times," Hum. a Democrat, said in ! the party's weekly news release, i He- added: ; "\Vc have beseeclvd. impeach-^ cd, made politics tick and prob- j ably fought harder among ourselves ihan against the opposition. : "We have? gone from one extreme to another. We have liberals and conservatives. Yellow Dog Democrats and 1 Young Turks. Old Guards and Crew Cuts. "Bul wo don't need to apologize." Hum continued, "be-cause ] ·wo have kepi close 10 the people and worked diligently for the bei- u-rmcm ol our stale." Two Watershed Projects Okayed WASHINGTON ( A P - The S e n - ' ate Agriculture CommiiUi 1 ;ip- proved two Oklahoma wali-rshrd projects Wednesday, making Iwth of them ready for ihe s t a r t of con- sirucrion. The House Agriculture Committee has already given iis approval and no further congressional action is necessary. The projects: Tri-Counly Turkey Creek in Jackson. Harmon and Greer counties, S2.99S.OOO. mid \Va- tcrfnll-Gilford in McCuriain Coun-. ly. S1.17S.OOO. CALORIE INTAKE AS MUCH AS 450 PER DAY you *rrf Kenerous with sugar, you rcduco several lundrcd calories day--just by swiicrjln*; lo BI-A.ST KILl^: THREE A10I. Japan (UPIl -- Three | Japanese were killed and ihree injured seriously Wednesday following an explosion aboard ihe 2b,- j ]83-ion tanker Keravnos. under repair here, The explosion touched off 3 fire thai caused minor damages, officials said. ALL MEAT FRANKS "Satisfaction is the only leftover!" TheBESTJAMSandJELLB are made naturall/with PEN-JEL SPEAS R O A C H E S ? Call FOG SERVICE EL5-2078 N A T U R A L A P P L E P E C T I N JustAsk Tneml · at grocers everywhere MAC'S 7 No. 1 Store 602 Lee EL 5-1237 No. 2 Store Lincoln Ft. 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