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March 20, 1956

The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 5

Baytown, Texas
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Tuesday, March 20, 1956
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Tuesday, March 20,1956 Here's White Southerner's View On'RacialSegregation- ^^^^ ^^^^ f , * f t j.-i a t v Editor's NiiU 1 : "This. Isanother dispatch on big issues in the segregation controversy by th'o United J.'r«ss Atlanta Inmuui chief who li touring (ho South. By AL KUETTNEIl .OXFORD, Miss. —UP— Let's slow clown for.'a. few'minutes and hear the white South's viewpoint on desegregation. The overage,white southerner is a law-abiding individual to whom violence . is repugnant. He doesn't want to be in the position of defying the Supreme ; Court. He is as sorry as other, Americans if the controversy over . the Negro's place in society, is casting his country in a bad light around the world. But he is accustomed since childhood to • separation j of Negroes and whites in his community. He has come to believe it hasn't' worked too badly. The Negroes themselves' have been content' fcr the most, he thinks. The North is mistaken- if it pictures all the South's colored people as straining to intermix; He has a dread of one of his children marrying a Negro. He thinks almost all northern parents would'feel' the same. But he feels that will be the outcome if Negro and white children begin mixing freely in the classrooms, the playgrounds, the swimming pools, the highschool dances. He knows that in many places, particularly rural areas, the Ne : groes are "so poorly educated they are not prepared for 'leadership. Yet in'many places so vastly dp Negroes outnumber whites that, with real equality at the polls, Negroes would occupy all offices. He is trying to make up his mind ELLA CINDERS —by Charlie Plumb and Fred Fox IF WE FINP HER, WILL NCT RUN PKff/A U5 A6AW V/OU.LP SHE ) OH, HIPE ON LOOK MAYSE WE HAV6 LOOK. AROJN7 YOUR YOU ftAW A SIRL RUN THIS WAY WHSSE Pi? SHE (SO? We co NOT KNOW, EN JOPC& PARTED/ /COMB AWAYJ I SEARCHEP SEARCH EVERY EPIRCIC?.' SHE /MUST how to proceed. Th« i opinions ot his friends and neighbors influence him mightily. Should he get the' tag of "nigger-lover,"' it may ostracize him socially and ruin him economically. • ' He wants" a- sensible- solution, an end,to this struggle. Where can he turn for organized leadership? He has a choice of' the white citizens' councils that stand for preserving strict segregation at' all costs' and- the .National Association for the Advancement of Colored People which: wants inte- : gration now. ,' '.'•••-•••'.•. The ; majority of the South's people can't conscientiously endorse- either. They believe that somewhere between the extremes lis the answer to the nation's biggst social issue since the Civil. War. Let's listen to famed novelist William Faulkner. Faulkner is emerging as a spokesman for the "moderates." This correspondent talked with him at his picturesque colonial home. here in Oxford. "The need of the South today is an organization with aims that lie somewhere between the NAACP. and the citizens' councils," says Faulkner. "A few of us realize that segregation is going," .he. says, "but the job Should be accomplished by choice, from-'within the South. IHIS 7O6 \5 A PIS/ HA HA ALWAYS HE WOKS FOR A I WAS R?R<?eTTIN<5/ WELL, \£am. /MAYse THE FAKMEP?) VO6 15 THIRST// HIM A WATER/..WE SEE .IF HE' PWNK5, WHY R? Yi?U N0T Hff L!K£5 RAI5B'PSE5H WATER / STALE ' ! -: ; R?OA< TKS \V5LUr / WATS.? 9STTE? Maybe It Is About Time To Stop Horsepower Race DETROIT, March 1?, —UP— just to produce the same perform- There have been signs lately that ance of earlier vintage, lower at least some of the leaders in the i horsepower cars, automobile industry, are wondering I whether it isn't about time to end the horsepower race. The horsepower race has been on in earnest since 1950. Special power packages, ' four-barrelled i carburetors, dual exhausts, rapid acceleration to 60 miles per hour from a standing start in 10 sec- i onds and -similar phrases have been the language o£ the industry. But the talk has shifted' in recent months. Criticism 1 aimed at the; industry because ,of\the big jumps in horsepower, have "brought explanations that added horsepower actually is a' safety- feature, providing a . "safety; ; surge" . : in passing. The claim is that actually it takes a lot of horsepower to add even one or two miles-to the top speed of a car. Edward Ragsdale, .newly-named ' general manager of Buick, said at an informal luncheon that he thought manufacturers would hike horsepower again" in 1957 models, but that : thing would;. level off after that. , -,. ; His prediction was the/emphasis •would shift to better, gasoline, mileage and lower oil consumption. One of the:auto makers, American Motors,, already ; is gearing its selling campaigns to the economy of its small Ramblers. Not all of the horsepower put into cars in recent years has gone into power and speed. A lot more horsepower is needed in present day cars, with all the power-equipment, air conditions and other ac. cessories which have to be run, "Moderates only hope they can keep outside forces from* bringing friction to the fighting point. And, believe me, there is real danger the situation may reach the shooting stage at some points." Faulkner disagrees with " Editor Hodding Carter of Greenville, Miss., who feels that the gradual migration of Negroes from, the South will eventually help the situation by redistribution of the population. "Negroes who leave the South merely transfer the problem rather than cure it," Faulkner says. "I'm afraid the north would be a great deal more impatient with the, Negroes than we are." Faulkner's is one of the few influential moderate voices being heard on the race question. One of the reasons for silence from this group is the fear of criticism, rebuke or reprisal. Like most of the middle-of-the- roaders, the "moderates" are catching it from both sides. Both 'the citizens.: councils and; the NAACP are attacking; them as "fence jtraddlew" who »rt inj to sec which way th* aufcrt Is going- before jumptaf th»t At Thed Felton'f ****** .•CM- .^ag^^ 4 ^' WH YOU GO OVER TO .<" .^* -#" .^ - v/ -. _JL, .^x^^.u * r< i *Mv. l *wo*>^v.-*> _. J. F^ Ir^UCfc^-;,,^ „*" "•—j.^ i s'. * ' \. : . ', *•' * .-•-'.*rt;.'. ./" •'"'^^ 1 -S'« J ^—. I * 1 '_'_•_' i-L_nt i.-u.'ir-iv- "••"«««WX« XX" i * ^ " ^-^ /•\ * * \ t • . \ . t J ' vr T/y^-.r.'- ' I \ : , . .... i ..^. ^ __.——••r—"-" ! j i I HOLIDAY COUPE BUILT-IN VALUES ADD UP TO FINER MOTORING NOW... TOP RESALE LATER! If'i a matter of record! You get more for your money in 01<)s for '56! 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