Oklahoma Governor Sure of Integration , I&LAHOMA CITY W- Heaven dbito't have any special outside t'oofhs, the" governor of this once- segregated state Is telling the Sotfth. A product of Southern social standards himself, Gov. Raymond tiaty has quietly pfeached his personal belief that integration- is here to stay. He says he has made friends wherever he has spoken. He has made recent speeches on the subject in Mac on, Ga., Tucson, Ariz., and Dallas. In each place he has said this nation must accept Christian principles. Al- GOV. RAYMOND GARY Stamps in the News By SYD KRONISH The Republic of China has commemorated the 10th anniversary of United States aid in rural construction work on Formosa by is- sing four new stamps. This is the first time a foreign government has issued a stamp honoring a U. S. aid program. The four stamps are Identical in design but range in price from 20 cents to $3 in Chinese currency. Featured is a Chinese farmer plowing with a water buffalo. The though he doesn't motion tote- gratlon directly, hi« Implication it unmistakable. ,He h«s confirmed his'meaning later, Exerpts from the tpeeches: "W« are all Ood'i children be- iause God mftde us all in his AUSTIN (Minn.) HERALD Dec. $, 1958 11 image. I'm sow there are w> «pee- etti outride tootflft In Heav6n. rt "Y<W see « ration (the United States) wh&se conviction* hive net been strong enough in the ptit, and art tpp|f«itly twt « I t & ft g HKmgh today, to eirtt «ttt this program of equal opportunities for an people without strife and bfekerfogr." "God it no f espwlof tt per- gem*,. Prf jxidiciea, and we all have them, are contrary to the will of God. No nation can continue to be strong and to prosper in t h e sight of .God whose people permit ft Wide gulf between the different religions and beliefs of a people." "In order tot It nation W Sttf- Vive materiafly, Its people must be united together for a common cause/That cause should include respect for others, regardless of their religious beliefs, their habits or their backgrounds. " It was by his own that Oklahoma quietly removed its historic prohibitons against Integration in a 1955 statewide *let- tion. Since then -459 schools — not counting colleges — have opened their doors to Negroes. College barriers had been dropped previously. ' Oklahoma's integration has been accomplished with virtually no opposition. The mixing is as general in southern counties, popularly termed "Little Dixie," as in north- cm arf-as bordering Kansas. Mi*- souri and Colorado. By Gary's estimate, the state is saving a million dollars a year through integration. In addition, better facilities are available where the cost of one set of schools has been eliminated.' Gary has lived all his life In traditionally • segregated southern Oklahoma. He taught school there and was a county superintendent of schools. When he became governor, one of his first act* was to submit, a constitutional amendment including a measure to abolish required separate schools. It carried by a heavy margin. Gary, a 50-year-old wholes a 1 e oil company owrter, is an active layman in the Southern Baptist Church. He was Sunday School Superintendent in his own church at Madill for many years before he became governor and moved to Oklahoma City. The governor is reluctant about voicing his opinions on Infc publicly. He doesn't want to stir opposition that might result from misinterpretation. But he believes, and" is saying more frequently, that Integration is here to stay and it is only a matter of time until it is accepted throughout the nation. Oklahoma is an example, Gary *8ys, of what can be done when persons in high places begin working toward the change rather than attempting to prevent an* change. M-fJ ft may be incomfifWit, but tht next war will probably bt fought over dlsormoment. •«*• background shows a combinec land and sea scape highlighting a railroad and rural electrification line. A fishing boat is offshore The Sino-American Joint Commission on Kural Reconstruction works primarily in the field o( agricultural development but il also has programs in land reform rural health, fisheries and education, A front view of the Hermitage. home of Andrew Jackson, seventh President of the United States will be featured on the 4'/4 cent postage addition to the regular .series. The new green colored stamp will be released March 16 1959, at Hermitage, Tenn. Collectors desiring first day cancellations of this stamp may send their addressed envelopes to the Postmaster, Hermitage. Tenn., together with remittance covering the cost of the stamps to! ba affixed. The outside envelope to the Postmaster should be endorsed "First Day Covers 4H Cent Stamp." Switzerland Is withdrawing from sale on Dec. 31 three of its recent pictorial issues. The sets are the Publicity Issues, the Pro Patria Issue and the 2nd Atomic Conference stamp. Collectors who save Swiss stamps should contact their favorite stamp dealers for supplies of these issues. Austria's 1958 "Postage Day" stamp is a 40 schilling plus 60 groachen adhesive depicting the new post office of the Tyrolean resort town of Kitzbuehel. The 21st anniversary of the Constitution of Ireland will be' commemorated on a 3 pence and; a 5 pence stamp scheduled for issuance on Dec. 29. The design features a young woman seated i symbolizing Eire) with her righl hand on a harp and the first in Gaelic of the Preamble to the; Constitution. Also shown is a lee-1 tern which incorporates the arms ui the four provinces of Ireland. Hungary commemorates the -loth anniversary of its first air mail stamp by issuing two new airmails. One stamp depicts the Millenium Monument in Budapest as seen from the air, with a view of the Museum of Fine Arts in the background. An airplane is shown above the monument. The oilier adhesive illustrates a part of the town of Sopron seen from Hie air as a plane flies above. FAIR WARNING SAN DEIGO i* — Persons leaving the Camp Elliott naval prison Mje this warning sign at the gate "Entering danger area — public- highway — good luck." U. S. Navy Cruisers can steam at speeds in excess of 31 knots. 'Jliey are not as heavily armored as battleships because they are for high syeed duties.
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