The Denton Voter Newsletter, Volume 03, Number 01, May 9, 1963 Page: 1
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LEAGUE OF 'fO;.ET VOTERS OF DEMTOIT, TEXAS
Volume 3, Number 1 Iay 9,.1963 Denton, Tecms
T-xas L/VV Pcr;idznt Ap peals
For Enlidhtened Leadership cn UN
The folloAn'i letter has been -rritten by Mrs,. alurice H. Bron, president of
the Texas League of !omen Voters, and directed to state representatives:
7I-----. ...- Dear Representative,
CALIEDAR The League of foonen Voters of Texas
is concerned about a bill w-hich has passed
Tfede, I.ay 22, 9:30 a. m. the Texas Senate and is no-r before the
"Lorling Unit: Pender home, 10lO Thomas House. The bill (Senate Bill 23) vrould
prohibit display of the United Nations
Tburs., Hay 23, 8 p. m, flag on State property. If this bill is
E-eing Unit: Hargrove hone, 2429 Kaye. passed by the House, the Legislature is
7wo~ placing the State of Texas, by lav, in di-
rect opposition to the United Nations.
(The United Nations ill be studied at The IJV has supported the United Na-
both of the above meetings.) tions since its inception, believing that
, ' . i an international organization is the best
I'fed., June 5, 9:30 a. m. hope for a peaceful world. We have never
Board i.Meeting: Pierce home 516 Robert believed that it was a perfect instrument
Tiuess niotmiTied other.ase.5 and have consistently studied ways of per-
iTed., June 12, 9:30 a, m. The opponents of the United Nations
morningg Unit: Johnson hcne, 1115 Emerson list its shortcomings, but seem ignorant
of its great contribution toward world sta-
Thurs,, June 13, 8 p.m. bility, particularly in the irork of its
Evening Unit: (Hostesses? Hostesses?) Specialized Agencies, nor do they offer any
---- ..,~)" ....... alternative.
The League believes this U 11 is dan-
EV1TINIG gTIT CHAiTCES TIS, gerously short-siglted, for in the modern
ELECTS ET7 SECRETARY ,rorld it becomes more mnd more apparent
that the United States, in spite of its
The Evening Unit of the League of great po--ers cannot stand alone Vire cannot
Ytomen Voters of Denton has selected iirs, believe that the Texas legislature Adshes
Antone P. Raposa, 106 Friar Tuck Circle, the United States to back out of the only
to serve as unit secretary, international organization devoted to the
The group also decided to begin maintenance e of -rorcl peace.
meetings at 8 p. m. rat1ter than 7:30 p. m The present bill seems innocuous, art-
fully appealing to the patriotic instincts
DEITOIt S LAMGUE PRESIDEiMT of Texans wlho Arish no flag to have dominion
TAI3S GARDET TOUR OF EUROPE over either the U.S. or the Lone Star flag.
This is an error of interpretations because
Mrs. Thomas E. Pierce, president of the UN flag was never intended to have such
the Denton LWTV, is currently enjoying a daminion. eTe fear that this bill is but
"Garden Tour of Europe", together irith the opening shot in the battle by the U-
her husband, Dr. Pierce. nited Nations opponents Twho are seelc-ig to
During the absence of irs. Pierce undermine confidence in this world organ-
1Irs. i. i. VWTalter, vice-president, is in ization and are irorking for its ultimt e
charge of League business. destruction.
.............. The people of Texas desperately need
DUES NOFT PAYABLE TO YOUR LJV TREASURERI (Continued on Page Tro)
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League of Women Voters of Denton. The Denton Voter Newsletter, Volume 03, Number 01, May 9, 1963, text, May 9, 1963; Denton, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth90934/m1/1/: accessed November 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas Woman's University.