The Tulia Herald (Tulia, Tex.), Vol. 81, No. 51, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 21, 1989 Page: 4 of 52
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THE TULIA (Swisher County) HERALD
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1989
COMMERCIAL DIVISION WINNERS—Fronts of both
Memory Maker buildings, 107 South Austin, bear
Christmas scenes. The firm was chosen as first
place winner in the commercial category of the
Women's Division yule decorations contest. Sec-
ond place in this division went to That Special Occa-
sion, 101 South Austin. The front (east) window of
Tulia Floral, 133 North Maxwell, the third place win-
ner is shown in bottom photo. Tulia Floral also has
window decorations in its north windows.
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VETERAN'S REP HERE —A vet-
eran representative, El/a Miller from
the Texas Employment Commission,
is at the Swisher County Courthouse
Annex in Tulia the third Thursday of
each month from 9 a. m. to 3:30 p. m.
to assist veterans in any employment
needs or to answer questions.
SENIOR CITIZEN'S Meals on
Wheels is here to serve the people in
this community. If there is somebody
that you know that is 60 or over that is
in need of a meal, call us at Senior
Emergency Farm Loan Applications
Being Accepted By Local FmHA Office
Applications for emergency farm
loans for losses caused by adverse
weather conditions are being accepted
at the Fanners Home Administration
(FmHA) office located in Tulia, FmHA
County Supervisor—Larry C. Jones
Swisher County is one of eight in
Texas recently named by Secretary of
Agriculture Clatyon Yeultcr as eligible
for loans to cover part of actual produc-
tion losses resulting from the adverse
weather conditions (excessive rainfall
and flooding, high winds and hail, from
April 29 through May 17 and May 29
through June 15, 1989.)
Jones said farmers may be eligible for
loans of up to 80 percent of their actual
losses or the operating loan needed to
continue in business or $500,000,
whichever is less. For farmers unable to
obtain credit from private commercial
Marilyn Boyds tun Clement
rDid Something About The
(Editor's note: The following ar-
ticle? by Loretta Fulton appeared in
the Summer 1989 issue of The Chief-
tain, a publication of McMurry Col-
lege. It is being reproduced for those
who know and remember Marilyn
The early 1950s, the quiet Texas
Panhandle town of Tulia and the
McMurry College campus don't add up
to a setting for political activism.
They weren't, if you envision hun-
dreds of people marching, carrying
placards, and trying to create social
change noisily. But the actions of a
young woman at that time and in those
places definitely could be classified as
political activism - she witnessed social
injustice and she did something about it.
Since graduating from McMurry in
1956, Marilyn Boydstun Clement has
become a professional political activist,
presently serving as executive director
of an organization in New York City
which is dedicated to reforming voter
She showed her desire to make a
difference early in life and she credits
the inspiration to her religious upbring-
ing in the United Methodist Church.
The church and the Scriptures "have
been a very big influence in my life," she
said in a recent telephone interview.
Possibly her first major stand against
social injustice came during her senior
year at Tulia High School when she was
editor of the yearbook. Tulia, like most
other towns in 1953, had segregated
schools. Marilyn noticed, and she didn't
like what she saw.
She decided to do what she could to
make an improvement. She boldly in-
cluded the teenagers from "across the
tracks" in her high school yearbook. The
theme of the annual was "Peace
Through Brotherhood;" and the book
included photographs of black students
in town as well as the kids at Tulia High
Marilyn made an impression - a fa-
vorable one- on the school administra-
"They were pleased," she said. "The
principal was very supportive," and
remains a good friend.
After graduation, Marilyn's associa-
tion with the Methodist Youth Fellow-
ship led her to Abilene and McMurry,
where she encountered a social system
similar to that in Tulia.
While participating in traditional
college activitcis, Marilyn again found
time to notice social inequalities.
A black friend was visiting studentsat
Me M urry and the group dec ided to cat at
a nearby restaurant. The owner dis-
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agreed. Marilyn and her friends dis-
agreed with the owner. What followed
must have been viewed with amazement
by those who witnessed it. The group
staged a sit-in at the restaurant, long
before that term was well known in
"We ate. And he ate," Marilyn said.
In 1989‘, no one even notices that
black and white kids arc pictured in the
same yearbook and arc eating together
in the same restaurant, thanks to people
like Marilyn who had the courage to
defy the norm, knowing that the norm
Marilyn left McMurry with an even
stronger awareness of injustice and a
. sense of what to do about it. She also left
with a solid educational background and
a degree in religion.
With those tools in hand, she moved
to Dallas where she did volunteer work
for a United Methodist Church and the
Democratic party. She also experienced
the beginning of a profound movement
which forever changed our nation and
which had a deep impact on Marilyn
Clement's life - the civil rights move-
From early in her life, Marilyn said,
she had been looking for a way to do
what that movement did.
"It came along at a time when it was
just right for me," she said. "I was very
inspired by the civil rights movement
and horrified by the effects of segrega-
tion and discrimination."
Her work with the late Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr. led to Marilyn's profes-
sional life as a political activist. She has
held numerous volunteer and paid posi-
tions, including spending 12 years as
executive director of the Center for
Constitutional Rights in New York.
Her clout in the political world be-
came obvious June 23 when she shared
the platform with the Rev. Jesse
Jackson. Sen. Ted Kennedy, and others
at a rally in Washington, D. C., support-
ing proposed legislation concerning
voter registration reform.
Marilyn’s convictions always have
been heavily influenced by religion. She
attended Union Theological Seminary,
New York Theological Seminary and
has worked with various commissions
of the National and World Councils of
Churches. She currently is a member of
a non-dcnominational church in New
Although Marilyn has not returned to
McMurry since graduating, she has not
forgotten the impact the school had on
"The connections I made and the
kinds of values that were upheld at
McMurry certainly sent me out into the
world to make social jastice changes,"
she said, adding that she hopes today’s
students have the same desire to make
"I really hope that McMurry students
will pick up that kind of call. Thai's what
I would like to see happen."
lenders, the interest rate is 4.5 percent.
"As a general rule, a farmer must have
suffered at least a 30 percent loss of
production to be eligible for an FmHA
emergency loan," Jones said. Farmers
participating in the PIK or Federal Crop
Insurance programs will have to figure
in proceeds from those programs in
determining their loss.
"Applications for loans under this
emergency designation will be accepted
until July 17, 1990, but farmers should
apply as soon as possible. Delays in
applying could create backlogs in proc-
essing and possibly over into the new
farming season," Jones said.
FmHA is a credit agency of the U.S.
Department of Agriculture. It is author-
ized to provide disaster emergency
loans to recognized farmers who work at
and rely on farming for a substantial part
of their living. Eligibility is extended to
individual farmers who are U.S. citizens
and to farming partnerships, corpora-
tions or cooperatives in which U.S. citi-
zens hold a majority interest.
The FmHA office in Tulia is open
from 9:00-12:00 a.m. and 1:00-5:00
p.m. Monday through Friday.
Water field Announces
District 13, Congress
Rep. Dick Walcrficld, a veteran state
legislator from Canadian, has an-
nounced his candidacy for the U. S.
Congress, representing the 13ih Con-
Walcrficld, a conservative Republi-
can, has represented the Panhandle's
88th District in the Texas Legislature
since 1986. During that time he has
served on the Agriculture & Livestock,
and Human ServiccsCommiltccs,and is
regarded as a leader in the bloc of legis-
lators representing the agriculture and
In announcing his bid for the Con-
gressional scat representing this Dis-
trict, Walcrficld said he would devote
his time and energy to improving the
economic lot of people in the 13th Dis-
"I have decided to give up my seat in
the Texas Legislature and seek this
Congressional scat because I am con-
vinced our people deserve better repre-
sentation then they now have in the U.
S. congress, and that I can give them that
representation," he said.
"I will not spend my time agitating for
a Congressional pay raise, now or in the
future. I will not use the office to feather
my ownnest. I will, on the other hand, do
everything I can to hold down, and re-
duce the tax burden on our people. And
that includes voting to reduce the tax on
capital gains. I believe a reduction in the
capital gains tax will be of tremendous
benefit to our farmers generally. I can-
not imagine anyone representing this
District voting against a reduction in
that tax, but the present incumbent did
just that," Walcrficld said.
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Tooley, Wendell. The Tulia Herald (Tulia, Tex.), Vol. 81, No. 51, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 21, 1989, newspaper, December 21, 1989; Tulia, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth507272/m1/4/: accessed October 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Swisher County Library.