The Lawton Constitution from Lawton, Oklahoma on August 27, 1963 · Page 4
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The Lawton Constitution from Lawton, Oklahoma · Page 4

Lawton, Oklahoma
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Tuesday, August 27, 1963
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THE LAWTON CONSTITUTION, Tuesday, August 27, 1963 inqtonHas Racial Problems Enough Already EDlTOKS's NOTE: What kind of cltv will civil rights demonstrators find when they slaftu their "March on Wnshlncton" IVcdnesd-.iy. Thi; followlnff dis- jmlcli reports on the cnpllnl's r-u'inl situation. B.v LOUIS CASSELS Unlti'd Prtss liitornntiaiml WASHINGTON (UPD--March- ins on Washington lo caJ! attention 10 racial problems is like carrying coals to Newcastle. The nation's capital already has plenty ol racial problems of its own, It is the only U. S. rily in which Negroes outnumber whites. Iis -156,000 Negro and 34-1.000 white residents live year-round in actue awareness ot the tensions that build up in a city when it dcseptrcRates al a rate generally considered ro slow by one race, and too fast by the other, Ten years a?o. \Vashintrton was R i-ity with sesrcsaled schools and p"blic facilities. Today, N'CRVOCS enjoy unrestric- fed access to hotels, restaursnls, theaters and other public accommodations. To refuse service to any person because of his race is a crime punishable by law. The public school system has bofn completely inleRrated since 1954. WasnLiKton's principal industry-, 1he federal government, hires and promotes without regard to race. About three-founhs of the residential areas within the district of Columbia boundaries are occupied predominantly or exclusively by Negroes. To white residents, the chance has been dizzy fnst. They Crumble about Negroes "taking over" the cily. And they blame Negroes for the high rate- of aggravated assaults, robberies and other crimes which have made it unsafe to walk the streets ot the capital at night. To Nesrocs, the barriers which have fallen are less conspicuous than the formidable ones which | still remain. They grumble about ( · he informal but effective con- j spiracy between lending institutions and real estate interests which keeps them from obtaining homes in the all-white suburbs, and compels them to pay out- rafieous prices for overcrowded housing in the inner city, They blame discrimination for the fact lhat Negro incomes average only TO per cenl of white incomes, and Negro youths are -four limes as likely to bo unemployed as white youths. Despite their frictions and mutual resentments. Washington's whites and Negroes have one (Treat common bond. Both are freighten- ed by the possibility that accumulated tensions mij;ht blow o" in a major race riot. House Action Puts Tax Bill On The Shelf WASHINGTON 7 (UPIl -- President Kennedy's lax prop-am, cut by an additional S130 million, was put on the shell today until the second week in September. In a surprise setback for the administration M o n d a y , the House Ways Means Committee voted unanimously to junk a! complex section of the bis tax I measure imposing additional lax-1 es on heirs of biff estates. ; The action sliced an estimated j S130 million in revenue from the | bill and cut still further the rev- j cnut? -- rasing "reforms" sough: ; by the President to balance lib- ; ernl rate reduction lor individual taxpayers and businesses, Chairman Wilbur D. Mills, D- i Ark., at the same time announced that no further meetings on the bill would be held until Sept. 10. This put off final committee ac- . tion on the priority tax issue until I a week after the Labor Day holi- ' day. House floor debate is expected a week after thai, on Sept, i IS and 19. By scuttling the estate provision, tentatively approved earlier, the lax-writing group hiked the t o t a l tax relief it has approved so far to a whopping $11.1 billion -- S5CO million more than Kennedy originally asked for. Treasury officials sitting in on the .closed-door session were disappointed in the move, but it was considered a mild reversal for the administration, not a fatal blow. The bill, as i'. stands, sill carries net r e v e n u e increases brought about through revision in ·the federal tax code of about $560 million. BEER MOST POPULAR MEXICO CITY (AP)--Beer is the most popular alcholic bever- nce in Mexico, reports the newspaper 'Ultimas N'olicias. Mexicans drink about 800 million quarts of beer a venr. CARPETS CLEANED In your homo or In our shop . . . with Certified 'Cnrpct Cleaner. Free Kstinuitcs L A C Y ' S 6th-and D EL 5-5281 · Fits Minimum Space Area COMPLETE STUDY CENTER Keeps everything handy , , . Storage-shell desk 16V=x32- iii:, shelf, bookrack of black matte enameled steel. Let- terholdcr. Adjust on poles to required height. Fit ceiling 10 9 ft. 3 in, STARTS WEDNESDA SEARS ROEBUCK AND CO. You'll Find Extra Comfort in These Rugged Jeans, Proportioned to Fit! 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