Brownwood Bulletin from Brownwood, Texas on July 13, 1969 · Page 23
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Brownwood Bulletin from Brownwood, Texas · Page 23

Brownwood, Texas
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Sunday, July 13, 1969
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'I've Got to be the Bridge/ ^gp i Notes Chapel Hill's Mayos Pftss i election. A rhajot teeter tt Ihe sMt CHAPEL Milt, fr.c. (AP) *. was Lee's handling of a disfup- *'I have to do What in my own live black student demonstfa- my ._ fflirrd is fight," says the first Negro to be elected mayor of a jrfedofttinant white Southern city, "and then pay the price." For 34^ear-old Howard Lee, a Georgia shareCrobpef s son who narrowly won election to this city's highest office in May, the Uoti at integrated Chapel Hill High School. Background tof the trouble. ulately ffi the issues he feels are i ffiosl crucial in his town. i With his wife, Lillian, he talked freely with the people of Chapel Mill-White and black- at what he estimated now lo- ThS .eletffMl fcfo'ugtit thl Wgfi- «st tutttdlit of VoteS in Gfiapel Mill's history, with Lee winning support in precincts heavily populated by university families as Well as In predominantly black districts. Vet his campaign pledge 16 NEW YORK - Dune Buggies >. "SkW* VS "POP ! make town government, "re-1 full of bugs-. A young Honolulu; VALS. the areas of separation sponsive to all the people and \ entrepreneur with a fleet of 50 are taking oh blurred edges, not just lo a powerful few" also | for-rent dune buggies packed it; Promoters of the old-time jatz won him the backing he needed: in last Week with a dramatic festivals are leaning heavily on from townspeople at large. i announcement. ' the way-out rock types for box "It may be that those who tru- j He claimed "business has nev-, office success. The riot problem July 13, IR6WNW665 fUtltTfW Coin Club Donates Books to Library _ ----- a ------- - — -. --- — — --- • j . — , . . ~ ' Lec says, was the election of Lee and his wife are parents , tailed some IZO coffee meetings. J jy believe in segregation didn't jer been better," but went on to continues. that my bid to capture ! say, "my conscience is bother- i Promoters are regularly fac- , junior marshals for graduation of two daughters, 14-year-old t ne mayor's office was serious ing me." His claim that toe ed with organized gate crash ceremonies. Black Students, Angela, president of the student i who had given up mascots, em- i body at integrated Phillip's Juh-i blettis and soflgs When their Lin- \ ior High School— "They count • •' ' - future stretches ahead like a coin School was incorporated i ed the ballots six times," Lee tightrope. Tact and delicacy will i into predominantly white Chap-! says with a" slow shake of his be required to keep a balance, j el Hill High School t fell slighted, j head—and Ricky, 12. Lee recalls. j Daily, Lee leaves his home in "Awards for Seniors usually a predominantly white Chapel "1 don't intend to become a spokesman for the black corn- munity," Lee declares. "But 1 do intend to become its advocate." was too late," Lee says, buggies he was renting were ing based upon "prices are loo the time they caught on, 1> "potential killers" was disput- high" premise. ($6. $8 and $10 already won." \ ed by the manufacturer. ' tabs per person do come through One reason more blacks are' The flap is going on between on the gouge side), not elected lo public office, he the former agency owner and One western promoter coun- believes. is that too many are irt the maker over the "unsafe" \ tered by hiring a Hell's Angels the running. aspects of the vehicles. One group to police the area. ... „ ( "flook around andl see in At- point of major contention is that are presented by the previous; Hill neighborhood for the 12-; | anla) tot example, that 14 the buggies are mainly manu- year winners," Lee says. "This j mile drive lo his_ office in Ihe; ^^ na ve r^ f or jg sea i s on factured from parts designed Board of Aldermen and two for "street" usage i year, no blacks among previous' sub-basement of puke Universi- As victory in the mayoralty i winners were invited to lake ty's main administration build-; for ma y or . this can only hurt, race against 43-yeai'-old news- j part in the awards ceremonies. '• ing. j \y e come up against old fears paperman Roland Giduz, veler- ! But whites who won awards 1 He puts in a full working day. an white member of the Chapel i were invited back, > shuttling back and forth to Hill Board of Aldermen, Lee "The kids, in short, were not, Chapel Hill as required by his stresses that he wants to work i getting the kind of reaction they , new job, for whites, too. ! had come to expect when they In September, Lee will add to 'But in our town," he adds, were at Lincoln School." "the white community can speak eloquently for itself. 1 his job as mayor the position of Black students from Hiil High took to the when tnis is Lee recognizes the difficulty! posed by his color in appointing members to various commissions. ; "Practically every Chapcl assistanl professor In communi-; sion , n Chapc , tti |, ls ' streets ty organization at the Universi commis- he have to live, preach and breathe \ threatening riot. race relations for the next two! Lee credits the town's white Social Work. says. "Yet there are some corn- ty of North Carolina School of! missions which blacks curre ntly would find impossible lo serve years. I've gol to be Ihe bridge : superintendent of schools with Ligthing a cigarette, Lee re-; of) by V j r t ue O f"the f sc < that they between blacks and whiles in , helping him lo restore calm be- called lhal planning and organi-: h avc nol been a [j] e to atlain the " " ' in his cam-' this community." i fore damage was done. The symbolic impact of Lee's i "Since that school episode," election as mayor outweighs its i Lee says, "I have had calls practical effects. The mayor of! from people who have told me Chapel Hill, a university com- that they had wanted Lo make munity of 12,000 persons of whom 10 per cent are Negroes, that now they will back me. is a figurehead. He presides at meetings of the Board of Alderman and. in case of lies, has the power lo zation were vital paign for mayor requ j rec j education. ,-. Jf j recornmen d a new while couid make a successful cam my life as mayor miserable, but; paign after he worked for_Negro paign for mayor. , a p po i n tment to a commission, 1 He came to the conclusion he | lcave myso!f open to cr itjcism from blacks who say, 'Hell, we have elected the other guy have appointed a One group lo police the area. Note: the mob outside made it inside without tickets. COUNTRY BLUES TURNNIG INTO GREEN: Long green dollars that is. Electronic rock is on top. Really a revival of the country-blues of the mid 50s. Even the Beatles are jumping aboard ("The Ballad of John and Yoko"). Elvis Presley is back with the leaders and the Credence Clearwater Revival is showing real leadership in their presentation. STUDENT LEADERS GO "NONVIOLENT": College stu- Every Xnowedgeable desert d ent body presidents and editor rat knows a dune buggy when meet in Washington. Make nois- about organized "nonvio - ! A collection ef new nooks for I coin collectors has been pr&serit- !ed to the firownwood Public ! Library by the Central Texas [Coin Club. i Austin Maedgen, president of I the club, and E. H. Easley presented the six books on coins i and currency which will interest '. the growing number of numismatists in this area, Mrs. Wai- i ter Dix, librarian noted. 1 Books include: "A Catalog of the Modern World of Coins, 1850-1964", edited by R. S. Yeoman. This book ; is designed for the American 1 reader but is used as a standard reference book throughout the world. < "Current Coins of the World", . by R. S, Yeoman. The second i edition of a well arranged book " e " she sees one - cast the deciding vote. Lee has moved lo have Ihe slate legislature change both the mayor's position and func- case for any black who follows in his footsteps." ' Lee states that his thin edge) May 1968 gubernatorial candidate Reginal "Any black elected to public : Hawkins in the 1968 primary, office has lo realize he is a lest, Hawkins lost. "1 starled the ground work- then," he says. "As early as - a year before the of victory left many in Chapel ! mayoralty election—we were! *™° Hill angry. i talking about what we could do« JI1UU1 "I got several telephone calls I on the local level. i tions, for instance to having him : in the night of the type in which I "We began working to get vole all the time rather than ' the caller remains silent,' commitments from people and, just in breaking ties. j breathing deeply into the phone,; from organizations in the town. Lee's motion stirred concern i trying to sound ominous," he recalls. "My wife received one anony while. We didn't have to bother with you." Lee savs. es lence" to forestall the severe backlash that has caught them where it hurts. . . on the expulsion list. One student body president THOSE DARING YOUNG P oin . tcd out the obvious, "You Living Arts to blacks. "The way I view the situation. "On the other hand, I open the ; MEN IN THEIR JAUNTY JA- can't build a nonviolent society , ,. * i — ». fifiviniffcttfft T-* t*Ahi r*m i c i n 211 i /-if etipHifirf r>nn/*or*n > I /^DtlTC ** TJnttun CtiMrjntt wii viujciivv. r j uuiv-in in IJICIL. 01 surring cunccin j i^t/i jj^o* I50WJG, oUnu3V , . . . . whites by giving too j through Tuesday. Terry-Thomas , P 01 " 160 " tnls °V l lo hls co " leagues who were in agreement. The trouble making activists They weren'l Best Sellers FICTION "The Love Machine," Susann "Portnoy's Complaint," Roth "Ada." Nabokov "The Godfather," Puzo "Bullet Park," Cheever NONFICT10N "Jennie," Martin "Ernest Hemingway." Baker "Between Parent and Teenager," Ginott "The 900 Days." Salisbury "The Peter Principle," Peter and Hull which gtoft'lfiwigft MI* itions of regular issuer ffdffl 1 approximately 1940 te dais. ! "Tiie Availability ef Mh ! tury Mexican Cows" by fticlisfa ! A. Long. Much unusual iftf I (ion is contained 1ft Itts i which lists Mexican coins ! 1905 {the year in whiefo i co enacted currency fgfotffl) i "A Guide Book of i States Coins" by R. §. Vfioffiafl. 1 The 1969 publication and th€ 22 ^editiond of an indispensable book for coin collectors, i "Conferale and Southern states Currency", by tfrovef C. Criswell Jr. A virtually com* i plete listing of the paper money ' of the Confederate States, in- 1 eluding the Territory of Florida ;and the Republic and Govern- i ment of Texas. ! "Paper Money Of the United States" by Robert Friedberg. The sixth edition of a standard reference work on American i currency which illustrates and valuates all types of United States paper money. in Tony Curtis, racing rivals a Monte Carlo Rally in the among some of the town's whites who had given him cautious support in the election campaign The upshol was the appointment of a committee. "It will re-evaluate the mayor's position in lolo and report by the time the next session of the General Assembly convenes," Lee says. By that lime it may be too late to affect Lee himself. His ter m will be nearing its end and, as he himself acknowledges: "Unless I can make I've got lo perform in a way 1920s, go through hilarious mis- ^ eren l that will bring the liberals and adventures in their vintage ja- lnere conservatives, the blacks and j Jcpies, contending all the while ; "We said we have the re - the whites together. I have to j w jt n zany entrants from Ger- sources to bring about the get Chapel Hill to recognize that mam/i France, England and It- changes we need. They're here, i race relations here are worse { a[y Tne movie is suggested for if IJ TTll^. 1 V^V-*-J T \f\4 171 II* C11IVS1I T - - r -O ..— -- — — — . _.-_ 4 , - _ -. _. ^ , ,-- ~^ . ._ -_ _ — IJfJ mous call from a woman who They're available. So let's mar- than they are in eastern Laro- u gener al audience. H30 min- asked if she had made any fu- shal them and gel to these prob-i Una, where racial feelings are , utes) neral arrangements for me. But' lems. i n °l swept under the rug as they «R A SCAL," Bowie, Wednes- all this has died out now. I've "We also stayed relevant. 11 often are here. ^ day through Saturday. Author tried to dilute any red-neck > made it clear that 1 would have "If I don't produce. Chapel sterling North recalls his youth •; . ii t t i • _ , t »«11 < «... *>_.!_ i_ ^ i A: *-* v to the election. 1 don'l; no racial slurs or mud - sling believe in separatism or In | ; segregation no matter who proposes them." Lee came to Chapel Hill, site of the prestigious University of North Caro-; lina, as a graduate student in j 1964. He earned a master's de- Hill is in for a long, hot ime gree from the university's . .,. , , .School of Social Work in4965, some significant changes here [ th en moved lo Duke University 1" SSV?? 1 IW ° fyears ', l ". be .I 6 ' in nea ^y Durham as director of feated if I run for re-election. , youth sel . vices . Later he was ap- The prediction may be on the < pointed director of employe re- gloomy side for Lee already has | iations at Duke, managed to win over some j The 6-foot-2, 210-pound mayor whites who admit that they had ! is friendly and open with call- hoped he would lose in the May ' ers. He speaks quietly but artic- Film Festival Is Bahama Highlight but desperately in need of cutting We saw : "The Great Bank Robbery," which was one of those hilariously funny ideas didn't photo- as it should that somehow graph as funny By DICK KLEINER FREEPORT, Grand Bahama Island (NEA) — For some rea> son, Warner Bros.-Seven Arts elected to show six new films down here and call it a film festival. They assembled some 350 newspapermen and television people from hither and yon and some from East Yon, a lot of boo?,e and suntan lotion and turned on the projector six nights in a row. Many of the stars were there to take bows or boos, j Negro boy growing' up in' Kan «ir . <i ml. »-»_»_ »-» f it! . . . • . . ^* * have. Maybe that was because Zero Moslel was in less-than- topnotch form. Call it a sub- Zero effort. We saw: "The Learning Tree," the cream of the crop. Gordon Parks' story of a young We saw; "The Rain People," Francis Ford Coppola's newest, After "Finian's Rainbow," it was a precipitation in the right direction, Good performances by Shirley Knight and James Caan, Kenneth Wise FOOD for fHOUGHl At one time the world of "haute cuisine" began ai\<J ended with Latin Europe. The French, Italians and, to some extent, the Spaniards made cooking a fine art. Over the years, there has been a gradual change, Latin Europe will, undoubtedly, remain the leader in the culinary field for a long time. A complete collection of Latin recipes would make 9 Webster's Unabridged pic- Monary look Ijfce a pocket* edition. , , , KINNiTH WI5I HOUSE to? sas in the '20s is corny, sentimental, old-fashioned—but very moving. Maybe we need more corn, sentiment and old-fashion- eds these days. We saw: "The Damned," Luchino Vjsconli's latest look at a disintegrating family, This one disintegrates so far it's like a ringside seat at a cesspool/Long years ago in Wisconsin, re one wonderful summer. It PRACTICAL, COMFORTA is vacation time when he finds BLEi FASHIONABLE: Panty- a baby racoon in the woods hose sales strength leading and tries to civilize it enough lo increase in imports to meet community standards, foreign mills to flood United The appealing comedy with its states with highly styled goods, warm picture of small-town Am- U.S. makers are asking for erican life a half-century-ago is : government help re: import, presented in true Walt Disney quotas. Another problem the style. The movie is suggested trend has uncovered is increas- for a general audience. f85 min- ed shoplifting of packaged pan- Top Ten "Romeo & Juliet Theme," Mancini "One," 3 Dog Night. "In The Ghetto." Presley "Good Morning Starshine," Oliver ' "Spinning Wheel," Blood, Sweat &Tears j "Bad Moon Rising," Cree- dence Clearwater Revival "In the Year 2525," Zager &Evans "israelites," Desmond Dekker & Aces "Love Me Tonight," Jones "Bailad of John & Yoko," Beatles. utes). City Man Featured FORT WORTH - A 23-year old Brownwood student is cur - lyhose. Perishable nature, shortages and relatively high prices lead to the thievery scene. FAT ON THE FIRE: President's consumer adviser on pow course with Department of Agriculture over fat content of hot dogs, 30 per cent maximum fat level proposed for hot dogs and Quoted from a new paperback book, "Time Capsule 1944". In Stockholm. Swedish youths were introduced to jitterbugging by a group of interned U.S. aviators. Said a spectator, 'I assume they get married afterwards.'" IMPACT JULY 14-18 A \ON-DENOMINA. TIONAL YOUTH ACTIVITIES WEEK FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH ALL YOUXG PEOPLE 14 AND OLDER MONDAY—"West Texas Wind Storm." A party will leave from the First Baptist Church at 4:00. 6:00. and 8:00 o'clock p.m. 4:00—skiing; 6:00— swimming: 8:00—cookout and words from Wind Storm Cummlngs. TUESDAY — "Tuesday Night at the Movies," an Academy Award presentation. A full length Hollywood motion picture with name stars. Popcorn and drinks on the house! WEDNESDAY- Forum." -"Playboy THURSDAY —"Narcotics —Up, Up, and Away." Guest speaker: A Special Agent working with narcotics. After the program ... a party at Golf Land, FRIDAY — "Without Onions," a short film. Southern Palace of Six Flags Over Texas, James Allen Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Davis of Brownwood, is orchestra pianist for nia Knauer. The American Meat Institute has taken the stand that "no limit be established." The Consumer Federation has the stage review "Fabulous ; ca ii e d for a 25 per cent limit. Flickers." The entire cast is Meanwhile much static on con- panels composed of students from various colleges and universities. sumer acceptance panels was offered pro and con the larding Davis, who also accompanied | procedure, the review last season, is a sen- j Teenage views were noticea- ior at Texas Christian Univer- j bly absent on all sides. The teen sity. "Fabulous Flockers," j taco take-over may be closer shows seven times daily at Six i than the fat frank boys want to Flags. believe. COMING WEDNE5DAY-A secene from "Rascal/' beginning V/ednesday at the Bowie Theater. The Walt DUney production start Steve Forrest, Bill Mymy and Henry Jones, boring and absQluleJy amoral. | so meaningful 20 years ago, is Individual scenes and perform- j merely a quaint antique today, ances (especially by a young ac- j ^d not even Katharine Hepburn tor named Helmut Eerger) are ca n save it. stunning, however. We saw: 'The Wild Bunch," The day after each screening, the director and stars were Sam Peckinpah's rousing Wes- j available for interviews and dis- tern, that 15 powerful until the j cussions. Out of these sessions 1 last 22 minutes, when there are i rernember a few tidbits: so many corpses that you either want to laugh or faint. I laughed. A little restraint could have made this a masterprieee. We saw: "The Madwoman of Chaillot," .the'only one of the bunch that had a G-rating, and yet, who cares? GSraudoux' play PRE-FINISH $269 te JBrtPt p,te*li{if HIGGINIQTHAM'S Bluffvue OR!VMN THEATRE l.po Chliaren FREE NOW ".SHOWING" WiNTfAHWQPD IS BACK ANDBWRNiNG mm a FEW !$ BBUflKJ yams mi CAMP BOWIE DRIVE-IN THEATRE Adults 1.00 Children Free THE RETURN OF THE GREATEST ADVENTURE AND ROMANCE IN A THOUSAND YEARS! "BIG AS 'BEN-HUIV JF NOT BIGGBRS" _ WftlTWIWWM. <*#!) 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