The Press: East Texas Special

In Texas, an "East Dallas Special" is a thin, sharp knife wielded by Negro desperadoes. An East Texas Special is the fat, dull extra-section edition of the Longview News, published annually to celebrate the "natural or man-made resources of East Texas," among which are oil, roses, yams, timber, tomatoes, ribbon cane. Last year, the News claimed the world's record for a daily's volume with 350 pages. Last week its East Texas news, boosting editorials and local advertising swelled up to 370 pages, a new high.

For readers' convenience the massive sheet had...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!