The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on March 19, 1956 · Page 9
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The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 9

Baytown, Texas
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Monday, March 19, 1956
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Sports Comic* IQI. 36, NO, 24! Monday, March 19, 1956 P«ge 9 Several Texas Schools Now Admitting Negroes CALVBSTON —UP— A total of 17 of Texas' 45 tax-supported colleges and • (ifi."public, school districts «re• admit ting Negro students to : previously '.all-white schools. '• '• The -figures': were reported' by Leon E. Graham, a member :of the 1 Tejtfis. Education .Agency, to the annual .convention of District 1 :0f the Texas State Teachers Association.. Some- 5,000 teachers are attending the convention. ; Southerners Fight To Keep Racial Barriers Up- Citizens' Council Is Powerful Force Try Sun Classified Ads BUILD A GARAGE PLUS A WORKSHOP It's So Easy Quality Materials .V.VO Temple's Budget Plan • M) DOWN I'AVMENT. • 3fi MONTHS TO PAY TEMPLE LUMBER CO. Gulf & Commerce DIAL 825G KDITOUS XOTE: Tliis is anolh- cr dispatch on (Me issues in the desegregation -controversy 'l»y- the ,At- lanla bureau chief of United I.'ress wliii is on a Imir of tin- southern slates mainly affected. Hy AL KUETTIVEll INDIANOLA, Miss. — UP—Fourteen worried men met in this Mississippi delta town one July night in 1951, seeking a way to preserve tha South's traditional separation of its white and Negro people. ''They .were-confronted...with, a nil- ing of the highest court in the land that they must bring- their children .together-with Negro children in the schools. : . Rushing toi put that ruling into reality was a vocal and well-financed organization, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. The.-.-great, majority of Southern :whites were-dead-set against such school integration.;' But they had no organization' to.glue them together, to act"' in concert to .prevent and delay segregation. . ": '••• Before Dave Hawkins' guest left ••that night, they had such an organ- isation. Because none of the 14 could think,of a more fitting name, they decided to call it the "White Citizens' •Council*." In less;, than, two years of thc WCC's life, it has become the most potent pro-segregation agency in Dixie. Conservative estimates put its total membership at well over .half .a; million.- but no one can say for sure because it swells by. the hundred? daily.. It is the exact antithesis of thc NAACP which seeks to break down racial' barriers wherever they are found. The citizens' councils battle to keep those barriers up. It professes neither political nor echomic power but possesses botii to a marked degree. Robert Patterson, one of the founders and .now executive secretary - of the Mississippi councils, told this correspondent that' "the movement, has exceeded our wildest dreams." Patterson estimates the councils have between SO.OOO and 100.000 members in Mississippi alone. Other states where they arc strongest nre Alabama. Louisiana, South Carolina and Georgia. Along the organizing route the VVCC has been accused of taking Try 'em...thi'v're Test 'em..,they're Snap 'em... they're TASTIER FRESHER CRISPER 4 In-F.r-Scnl Wax packets keep ® PREMIUM SALTINUS fresh and crisp! Alii) a\ tillable Compare 'cm - I'H 2-lb. lainily package. \ ou'll prefer on the cloak-of the old Ku Khix Klan and of welding economic boycotts against Negroes working for integration. : : ' Thc councils -undoubtedly'. ; have present or .former Klansmen on their rolls, plus otheK elements not adverse to force as a means of preserving segregation. But the bulk of the membership a ppears to be a cross section of white Southerners, 'ranging from governors and legislators to street sweepers,, from mechanics to'bankers.'; ";.' It is. difficult to- find a community in thejDcep South that doesn't have ; its council. Those towns that don't are: bombarding state headquarters to send .someone to organize: one. .; ',."• ; Just .what is this citizens', council? • • - '•'.,' ;.'. . ".'-•' ". . A typical unit in,a small Mississippi town might have- from 20 to 100 members. Thc mayor, the Woman Recruiter For Marines To Visit Baytown Staff ^Sergeant Emma G. Ramsey, woman Marine recruiter for the Southeast Texas area, will be in Baytown Tuesday to interview women applicants for enlistment in the Women Marines. : While here she will' make her headquarters at the Marine Corps Recruiting Station, 104 W. Texas. Interested young- women may contact .her there between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Enlistments in the Women Marines are for either three or four years. Applicant9 must be between the ages of IS and.30 and single. ' l Women Marines serve at rposts ?.nd stations located throughout thc United States. Europe- and Hawaii.-Types of duty women in the Marines perform are control tower operators, machine accountants, administrative billets - arid over 40 other different fields. Women Marines take their eig-ht weeks basic training at Parris Island, S. C. Beef Price Hike Seen FORT WORTH —UKr- A Kansas farm research expert says the law of supply and demand will force bee' cattle prices up 50 per cent in thc next five years and hog prices up 100 per cent. The predictions were made Friday by P. H. Stephens, director of research for the farm credit district of Wichita. Kan., in a speech before thc 79th annual convention of thc Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association. Stephens said meat prices would rise because of an expected S per cent U.S. population increase by .1980. combined with.a lo per cent increase in per capita income. He said the beef supply would drop 15 per cent in thc same period. John Bijrgs of Vernon. Tex., manager of the \V. T. Waggoner estate, wns elected president of the association, which ended Its convention Wednesday. He succeeded Roy Parks of Midland. Tex. The association chose Houston as the site of its 19f>7 convention. chief of police, the town lawyers. the bankers and most of the merchants probably arc members! The local chapter sends ?1 per member to state headquarters for operational expenses. Individual dues range from 53 to S5 a year. Patterson defines the WCC as an "education group." He defends it against accusations that it usss such weapons as economic boycotts. But he acknowledges that in dividuals might employ such tactics. ."Our only purpose is to educate the people," Patterson says. 'We publish and distribute 'literature- about the NAACP, for" example. We never-, advocate use of economic boycotts against anyone. But we also would never condemn an individual who used his freedom of choice concerning an employe or a customer after reading tie truth we give him about the NAACP." Patterson, who has a plantation where 35 Negro families live and Tork, devotes all his time to council work. From his office in Greenwood near here, a secretarial staff mails thousands of pamphlets all over the South and 10 such, other states as Ts'ew York, Ohil, Califor- nia'and Colorado, every"Most are mtang friends Palteison says. People in the North aie no mote interested in forcing integration on the South than most Southerners want to foice segiegation on the North." The VVCC has pretty well stilled voices of ^ opposition, iliddle-of-the- - readers;, in- .southern.- .communities fear reptisals in the way of social or business boycott. Most office holders are very cagey about being- quoted on the segregation issue xmless they are 100 per cent for the WCC pfatform. LOST 30 POUNDS WITH BARCENTRATE Mrs. Carroll E. Wolfe, Box 975, Port Isabel, Texas, wrote us as follows: '•I lost 38 pounds taking Bar- centrate and I feel simply wonderful. I found Earcentrate thc best all around tonic I have ever taken. I have thrown away all the various laxatives and cathartics I used to take constantly. I used to have gall bladder trouble and liver attacks, but have not had an attack since taking Barcentrate." —and Mrs. W. &. Shepord, 615 S. Garrett, Marshall, Texas, states that she lost 13 pounds taking Barcentrate. If the very first bottle doesn't sho-w you the way to take off uglv fat, return the empty bottle for your money back. ft Mitt Green • Dtwrt Whit* Sintt . O FrtntA G ' ' ' - '•".-•'-' NO POWN PAYMENT TleNiwREMIHCm ANDY ANDERSON BUSINESS EQUIPMENT 3U E. Texan Dial 5092 i PREMIUM SALTINES NATIONAL BISCUIT COMPANY Sounds KcliRious KODIAK. Alaska — A woman cnllcd the Bank of Kodink recently ancl nskcd about information on Series E. savings bonds. Bank president A. D. Torgcrson asked. "Conversion or redemption?" And the woman replied: "Is this thc Bank of Kodiak or thc Community Baptist Church?' 1 REVIVAL MEETING March 26th through March 31st 10:00 A.M. and 7:30 P.M. Daily Lester Roloff Brother Lester Roloff Evangelist Brother Roloff is a great evangelist, known throughout thc nation. He can be heard on 13 radio stations . . , holds revivals, gospel rallies and Bible conferences. He Is pastor of the Alameda Baptist Church in Corpus Christi. Everyone is invited to hear him, Nurseries Will Be Open at All Services Sunday School .... 9:45 Preaching Hour. ... I 1:00 The Pastor, Clifton L Smith, Will Be Bringing The Message "NO TIME FOR GOO" Training Union —6:15 Evenirvq Worship -• 7:30 Stewart Heights Baptist Church 311 EAST MOMAN CLIFTON L. SMITH, taf*r MARCH PLAYBALL SALES Sell-a-bration! WE WILL SELL NEW 1956 FORDS uring Our End-of-March Sale! WE NEED CLEAN USED CARS... HAVE ON OUR TRADIN' and are offering BONUS PRICES in trade on the WORLD'S LARGEST SELLING V-8 PERFORMANCE... made it the Largest Selling V-8 in the World-and MORE IMPORTANT FORD is the SAFEST CAR on the Road Today! The Leader in Sales in East Harris County the Past 20 Years! 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