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    t to send a handful! of negro students to white
achoofa the dyke has been broken and soon
we’E ilnd equally gutless school boards kall
across die state following in this same
mongrelization direction.
While the state’s only leader, of high cali
ber, Sam Ervin, was fighting a noble, and
successful stand in Washington against the
meddling of outside forees and the stupddi
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ty of internal traitors the ground has been
cut from beneath him by our governor, our
spineless General Assembly and the rudder
less floundering® of the people as a whole.
Has becomes even a more tofter ptil to
swallow Wbe*. one knows that the tide of
opinion all across the nation is turning more
and more every day in favor of the south,
and against the illegal, oligarchical tyran
nies of an unbridled, unreasonable supreme
court whose actions are based in sociologi
cal claptrap rather than the written, law..
From every part of the country voice? are
being raised against this court that has jn
pawder, and has erected a monument to it
self from the njfarhle df ire own ego ami
the humble, cowardly acceptance of those
who have said, “The Supreme Court is
the supreme law of the land”. Such bilge
wafer would sicken a maggot. The supreme
law bf the United States is, or was until
recently the Constitution.
To which the meek mumble, hut ‘‘‘The
Constitution is what the supreme court says
it is! If this craven principle is accepted
at face value thOn aU other governmen^may,
as well abdicate its one-time authority and
leave the writing of the laws, the adminis
tration. of the lows and the interpretation
of the laws to the court. One must admit
that to a very large degree this has already
taken place.*'
A Congress eoncieved in political despera
tion and born into a borderline anarchy
that is piously called “Democracy” 'has
aided and abetted in killing, or very badly
maiming the great republican instrument for
government that was created by our fore
fathers in Philadelphia’s Constitutional Con
vention. Now we find ourselves crucified oh
a cross — double cross — of venal minori
ty politics in which the only clear result
is the almost total nullification of majority
rights. '
Such a court, and such an immoral poli
tical climate permits —- even invites ag
gravated Interferences as have recently
-been jammed downthe throat of the once
sturdily independent' American. We have
nine cheap — very Cheap — poHtieian*
reaching their greasy little paws into the'
heart of once fevereign states and telHng
'them how to run their schools, their courts,
‘their private businesses, and even their
^private uves.g -:.gpHf |
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Who is the worse vittain? The tyrant who
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Luther, The Leader
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last year the storm cloud of racial mix
ing in North Carolina public schools threat
ened to create from its own considerable
force some potent opposition to the candi
dacy of Luther Hodges for governor.
Hodges naturally didn’t want any real
opposition, what politican would. So he, with
the assistance of tom Pearsall and William
Joyner, cooked* up a thing that eventually
came to be called the “Pearsall Plan”,
It was aimed, so the governor and hia
stooges claimed, at keeping the schools of
North, Carolina unmixed racially, and with
in the framework of the illegal ruling of
the Ifaitbd Stages supreme court. Such a
whirlwind, high-pressure campaign was
put an'in the name of the “Pearsall Plan”
that theupeople of the state swallowed it by
a 10-to-l majority, and then a meek, gut
less special session of the General Assem
bly put its stamp of complete approval on
every particular of this dodge.
As we now recognize the “Pearsall Plan?’
has not prevented mining of the races in
our state schools, but has, in fact, encour
aged it among those weak-kneed, bleeding
heart liberal school boards of the type
found so frequently in our mare sophisti
cated towns and villages.
, But if the '‘'Pearsall Plan” was a flat
failure in the sphere of schools, which it
purported to represent, it was a striking
suiccess ip lolling off any major apposition
in the 1966 campaign for governor and
“LeaksyiUe's Luther” slid into a full term
in the governor's office with a negative vote
that many construed as a “mandate from
the, people”.
. The only leader in North Carolina today
of major caliber who has tatk^h and kept a
forthright stand on the matter of protect
ing our schools, end our children of both
races is Senator Sam Ervin. But good as
Senator Sam is, he just ain’t enough to go
ground. We need more positive, courageous,
selfless leadership of the type he has re
cently displayed in the civil rights battle
in Washington, and less — much less — of
the political ineanderings of an ambitious
former mill hand.
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The Paradoxical Era
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' No language can quite express the utter
paradox of our time. Profanity Is too' limit
ed. Prayer is too polite.
Consider the recent Washington scene.
Anthrax, the most dreaded livestock disease
known, was raging in Oklahoma and state
funds were running out. Finally, after effort
by the entire Oklahoma delegation an ap
pointment was secured with an undersecre
tary. in the department of agriculture who
was ashed for help in the fight to conroi this
outbreak of'suck an aiwful disease. Mr. Un
dersecretary told the excited Oklahomans
he was sorry that this was a statfe problem,
in spite of the fact that an anthrax germ
more billion dollars to the foreign aid pro
gram for next year, and congress* toacbed
by the tears gave foe SOOmiHion dollars;
admittedly not- all he wanted but half of
what he asked. • \ V '* •
Perhaps communism in “Lower Slobbo
via” is more important than anthrax in
Oklahoma. Perhaps ft makes more sense
to pour out money to people who dotft want
it, Cant intelligently use it and in many In
stances despise the United States for be
littling their way of foe by insisting that
they live “the better foe” according to the
or immortal editorial writer. Bigger and
mare expensive schools, streets, parks, li
braries, garbage tracks, fire trmte and all
the ingredients Uni make a pro
gressive city”.
But wMle whistling this tune from one
corner of his editorial mouth Brother Jake
whistles for economy from the ||her cair
‘ Currently he isapposed to higher wpter
rates being charged by the city and at the
same time he is reminding the city fathers,
as if they didn’t know, that they had prom
ised to the dim, if hot too distant past to
fcnt d*y electam fates. ,
Spend, spend but let’s cut, cut the income
hoy*. Be Jake aaya. &&*.•: ‘-V . '
Fools write what angels fear to jthtok,
to here we go. We say tobacco is selHn* Wgh
enough. M it gate far above roughly a *65
to $56 per hundred average it’s getting out
of the price range of foreign users who last
year bought 38 per cent of the flue-cured
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tobacco crop in America. '
To tell a fawner, suffering from tobacco
ulcers that he’s getting enough for his crop
is like telling a child he’s had enough ice
cream, but we sincerely believe that the
more mature tobacco growers can recog
nize deariy just what the situation is.
We might also add, if a farmer cannot
grow tobacco profitably at 55 to 56 cents
per pound he’d bettortamt a- different job.
Now you fawners can line up and start
September has a generally bad reputa
tion’ vifeathfinwise, either hot and' sticky or
windy , and wet, but at least it bolds some
small promise of more sleepable nights,
we hope.
Detoy seems to be toe order of the day
in the hearings in Swleral court for the
mixed seed boys. It’s quite likely that this
crop wiU be sold*, smoked and forgotten be
fore this matter is litigated to death. More
sobering is %the possibility that tins law
suit could mean the end of. the entire to
bacco program; that, at least, is the opin
ion of the officials dunged with the re
sponsibility of administering toe program.
The man wbo tries to work for toe good,
believing in its eventual victory, while he
may suffer setback and even disaster, wffl
never know defeat. The only deadly sin I
know is cynkdam. V <
1 v_ Henry L, Stonson
    

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