National Affairs: Again, Heflin

Last year in New York City Phil Edwards, Negro captain of the New York University track team, married a white girl. Queried by a friend, Senator James Thomas ("Tom-Tom") Heflin of Alabama, who mortally hates and fears the Roman Pope, wrote a letter in which he said:

"Shame upon those in authority who will permit such a humiliating, disgraceful and dangerous thing to happen! Vhere are the white men of self-respect, of race pride? The great white race is the climax and crowning glory of God's creation. . ....

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