The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas on February 6, 1964 · Page 6
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The Wellington Leader from Wellington, Texas · Page 6

Wellington, Texas
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Thursday, February 6, 1964
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#> ait|F®der|i Power in FEPC Bill Senator' John !Tower said today the Administration's (proposed Fair Employment Practices Commission could bo enforced "oiily in a Federal police state." In his weekly radio report to Texas, the Senator criticized _ the biH, which has now cleared the Senate Committee on Labor -and Public Welfare, as a "radical law" that would give vast enforcement powers to a Federal Administrator. Particularly disturbing, said Tower, was "the failure of this F.E.P.C. proposal to provide for trial by jury and for Federal district court jurisdiction." "I don't think that this much power should ibe vested in tihe hands of the government to penalize or to punish, to control or regulate, without providing 1 for judicial action and in necessary cases for trial by jury," he said. "I am opposed to discrimination," Senator Tower said "but let's not establish a federal (police state." The complete text of Senator Tower's remarks concerning the Administration's Fair Employment Practices Commission follows: The long-awaited Congressional battle over this Administration's Civil Rights proposals is now with us. As you know, the House began debate on -the omnibus civil rights package at the end of this week. In the Senate the civil rights proposals are broken down into three parts, one dealing with the so-called public accommodations section, another dealing with the creation of a Fair Employment Practices Commission, and a third part dealing with all other sections of the bill. I am a member of the Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, which considered the measure dealing with creation of a 1 Fair Employment Practices Commission. This committee gave its sitamjp of approval to the FEPC bill recently, over the objections of myself, Senator -Goldwater, and Senator Hill of Alabama, who is the chairman of the committee. I would like to discuss with you some of my reasons for opposing the 'bill in committee, and the reasons I shall oppose it when it comes to the floor of tthe Senate, probably In the omnibus civil rights bill' now'Ibeinjg debated in the House. As you know, I have voted against discrimination in federal programs. As a matter of fact, I offered several amendments to bills to prevent discrimination in federal programs. I believe that it is morally wrong to discriminate in employment. But, as you also know, I have expressed oipposi- tion to some portions of the President's Civil Rights bill because, in its eagerness to protect one civil liberty, the bill casts aside otlher fundamental and well>-estabiished civil liberties of at least equal importance. •t The proposed Fair Employ ment Practices measure makes it unlawful for anyone covered by the aetj to deny so-callec "equal employment" to anybody. Equal employment is' defined as all-inclusive, covering hiring, all- work rules and activities, recruitment, training and participation In labor unions. More than 40 million Americans would be covered under this radical law, as would every business engaged in interstate commerce, all labor unions, all Federal contractors, and private contractors in every field in which the Federal government is active. The FEPC (proposal vests massive enforcement powers in a Federal Administrator — a non-judicial officer — and even allows him total investigative powers, anywhere, anytime, for any reason, or for no reason at all. A Fair Employment Board, under the all- powerful Administrator, would have the power to decide cases brought before it by the Administrator, and to fix penalties and require such remedial action as it—in its executive •wisdom—feels necessary. I have several serious objections to this proposal which, in the name of Civil Rights, seeks to expand the control of the Federal government over citizens and businesses. First, I feel that this is not a proper field for Federal legislation. Discrimiilution (problems are best handled at the state and local level and thru the force of public opinion where they do not involve federal law. Certainly .Uho federal government has to enforce federal laws relative to discrimination. Yet, this proposal would involve the Federal bureaucracy in the most intimate details of the operation of every citizen, business and unionv I think Federal government; regulation of employment is inimical to a free -enterprise society, indeed to a free society of any kind. Secondly, I feel this is a problem of morality. Without the willingness of individuals to achieve progress in this field, this bill would be unenforceable and would incite, violence. It could Ibe enforced only in a Federal (police state. Attempts to legislate morality breed contemipt for the law as it has in some instances in the past. I happen to think that Americans are alive to ihis problem and are working quietly and privately to solve ill in a fashion much more effective than the Federal gov- srnment's intervention plan. It seems to me that an FEPC ;ype law can only accomplish tlie transfer of the seat of persistent discrimination. Such a aAV . cannot eliminate discrim- JUNGLE ALERT Tab Hunter (left), Frankie Avalon and Eva Six crawl through the jungle behind enemy lines in scene from American International's "Operation Bikini." Film, which opens at the Ritz Theatre Ihursday, also stars Scott Brady, Jim Backus and Gary Crosby. Families Upgrade Food Purchases COLLEGE STATION. —The average American family is upgrading its food purchases, al- hough members now spend only 19 per cent of family income after taxes for food. This com- >ares with 25 per cent spent mmediately after World War Most foods have increased in >rice during the past 10 years, )ut so have other consume oods and services, says Mrs j-wendolyne Clyatt, Extensio Service consumer marketing ipecialist. During the last decade, foo marketing costs rose about 1 3er cent, and during the sam 3eriocl, housing costs rose 3 )er cent, medical care went up 7 per cent, and take-home pa; the average American ros 9 per cent. Today's family is buying riore meat and fruits and vege •ables and fewer cereals anc other lower priced foods. With increased income, th. average family chooses to >buj more convenience-type foods including prepared mixes, froz en foods and heat-and-serv< meals. New and better packag ing and marketing methods now provide fresh produce all year Through research, processors are continually providing ne~ products that American con Burners are requesting. DIRTY REMARK Asked what he would do about the dirty water in a reservoir in Brighton, Colo., a representative of an irrigation company said "dilution is the only solution to this pollution." REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS ination—only the hearts of men can do that. An F.EPC jaw can however, establish a formal legal right of discrimination in a heartless Federal bureaucra cy which has no rightful con cern in the matter at all. Another concern is this: The failure of this FEPC <proposa bo provide for trial by jury and for Federal district courl jurisdiction is fatal. I don't think that this much rpower should. ;be vested in the hands of the government to penalize or to punish, to control or regulate without providing for judicial action and, in necessary cases, for trial by jury. I am opposed to discrimination, but let's don't establish a federal police state. Heart of a gas dryer? 5-to-l economy! If a clothes dryer's in the cards for you, make sure it's gas-the kind 91 out of 100 self- service laundries feature. You dry 5 loads with gas for the cost of drying 1 load with electricity. Paster, too. And you get longer trouble-free service, gentler performance, safety (white things won't yellow). Play it smart. Make the Lucky Deal Dryer Sale at gas appliance dealers and Lone Star Gas. A. Y. Bell and wife to Hattie Mae Sims—S/2 lot 1, in block 70, Thomas and Cook Cemetery, ' " C. D. Shamburger Jr. and others to C. D. Shamburger Lumber Co.—-lots 21 and 22 block 120; lots 5 through 9, btock 117; lots 23 and 24, in Hock 113; lots 15 and 16. block 214; lots 19 and 20, block 182; lot 24, block 173; lot 24, block 191; lots 2 and 3, block 105; lots 9, 10, 11 and 12, block 188; lot 14, block 102; lots 1 and 2, block 233; all in the original town of Wellington. C. D. Shamburger Jr. and others to C. D. Shamburger •Lumber Co.—lots 7, 8 and 9, block 88, Wellington. Austin O'Neil Jr. and others to O'Neil Corp.—N/2 section 87, block 16; section 94, block 16; SW/4 section 95, block 16; S/2 section 7, block 17; NW/4 section 6, block 17; SW/4 section 14, block 17; totaling 1767.4 acres. Girl Morrison to Richard Garcia—lot 11, block 51, Wellington. Quit claim deed: J. W. Ta- tum and wife to Prank King Post. No, 249, American Legion—S/2 tot 7, block 16, addition to Wellington Cemetery. C. D. Shamburger Jr. and others to C. D. Shamburger Lumber Co.—lots 13 to 24, both included, block 235, Wellington. Farmers State Bank to W. R. Coleman—N/2 section 47, block 16. W. R. Coleman and wife to H, D. Coleman and wife—N/2 section 47, block 16. Mildred Alford and others to Mildred Alford—S/2 block 18, Rude Addition, Wellington. C. D. Shamburger Lumber Co. to Ohnon W. Sweat—lots 7, 8 and 9, block 88, Wellington. M. C. Jackson and wife to John W. Jackson— Undivided half interest in 50 acres out of the E/2 section 89, block 10. E. M.' Cook and wife to W. L. White and wife—S/2 of the SW/4 section 12, block 11. Correction deed: W. L. White and 'wife to Shelf Oil Co.—S/2 of SW/4 section 12, block 11. Quit claim deed: Paul E. Starr to Henard Gray and wife —N/2 of NE/4 section 12, block 11. Marlin Anderson to N. M Bomo—lots 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, block 144, Wellington. Cemetery deed: city of Well- THE WELLINGTON (TEXAS) LEADER Thursday, February 6, 1964 ington to Melvin Scale—'S/2 of lot 8, block 29, Wellington Cemetery. OMie Turley and wife to Eugene F. Morrow and wife—lots 10, 11 and 12, block 161, Wellington. Lettie H. Coleman and others to Joe A. Oolenuuv—W/2 section 64, block 16. Lettie H. Coleman and others to Laverne Coleman Bentley— S/117.2 acres of the N/317.2 acres of section 52, block 22, and 184.8 acres out of section 52, block 22. Lettie H. Coleman and others to Camilla Coleman Ray—the E/245 acres out of section 26, block 16. Lettie H. Coleman and others to Aleta Coleman Thompson— SE/4 and S/2 of SW/4 section 52, block 16. Lettie H. Coleman and others to Mildred Coleman Bell—S/2 of section 87, and SW/4 section 86, .block 16. Eugene F. Morrow and wife to Frank Turley and wife — N/2 lot 18, arid lots 19 and 20, block 197, Wellington. Quit claim deed: Cordelia Zeck >to Melvin Zeck and wife —lots 4, 5 and 6< block 52, Wellington. Ruth Rutledge and others to Melvin C. Zeck and wife—lots 4, 5 and 6, block 52, Wellington. Cemetery deed: American Legion Post 249 to Riley Duncon —N/2 lot 6, block 25, American Legion plot in North Wellington Cemetery, Wellington. Cemetery deed: City of Wellington to C. B. Nunnelley— N/2 lot; 2, block 29, Wellington. Kate Cocke Terry and husband to Billy Mac Sims—lots 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, ami 14, block 4, Cocke Heights Addition in Wellington. Lora Lowrie to Earl Lynn Bartlett—lots 20 and 21, block 82, Wellington. Billy Ray Long and wife to Milburn R. Derryberry and wife—lots 3 and 4, block 125, Wellington. OUT, OUT' Commenting on the present jail which is 103 years old, the Rolla, Mo., sheriff said "It is not escape proof; its escape certain." fa 3n fmergency ... is help hours away.. .or only a few minutes? Y OU probably don't even think of it as an emergency when you find yourself suddenly In need of a replacement pair of pants, a TV tube, a Vital medicine, or any of the many other items and services that help to take some of the rough spots out of our daily lives. For we expect all such aids to modern living to be waiting for us, Just a few minutes from our front doors... any time we need them. And they are —because we keep them there—by trading with home business people. And, of course, the more we trade at home, the more certain we are that more of our daily and emergency needs will be always available.. .'just minutes... not hours... away* Cotlingsworth County Chamber of Commerce Phone 447-5848 Gilmore Locker Plant Phone 447-5660 Elmer Hiett L. A. Gilmore Wellington State Bank Large enough to serve you — Small enough to know you. F.D.I.C. Sullivan Hardware and Furniture Phone 447-5556 Raburn Grocery and Market We Deliver Phone 447-2171 Ben Franklin Store Phone 447-2188 North Side Square Norton & Harwell CONTRACTORS Shamburger Lumber Co. Elvis White Manager Phone 447-2477 B & B Electric Co. Phone 447-5755 One. of a series of advertisements on the subject of Community Economics . . . respectfully presented by this group of leading Wellington business firms ... S& R Hardware & Appliance Phone 447-2553 Wells and Wells 40 years dependable insurance in Old Line Companies Phone 447-2520 Brooks Auto Supply Everything Automotive Glen Taylor, Mgr. Phone 447-2456 Whites Auto Store Buster Hughs, Owner Phone 447-2141 TYLER ELECTRIC Phone 447-5841 C & H Pharmacy Phone 447-2114 The Wellington Leader Phone 447-2414 For Fifty-Three Years a Builder in Collingsworth JOHN HOLTON FIRESTONE TIRES Phone 447-2505 BUTANE & PROPANE Clark Chevrolet Chevrolet Service Body Repair Phone 447-5422 Mobil Oil. Co A. L. Elliott Phone 447-5590 Lewis Grocery & Market The Best Quality Meats in Town Phone 447-5566 Allen Insurance Agency In Old Wellington State Bank Bldg. Phone 447-2517 Warrick Feed Store Phone 447*2404 City State Bank Since 1910 F>DtI ' C - Phone 447-256R 1 • ' — Singley Mill & Elevator Purina Feeds • DeKalb Seeds Phone 447-2034 ^™""^™*^^^^™^^ p ^™^"«^™«w™«^ Longford Texaco Station The Best Wash & Grease Job in Town Phone 447-2006

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