Letters, Oct. 20, 1952

Texas & Shivers

Sir:

Your Sept. 29 article on Texas followed the same hackneyed approach that you always take toward my native state—oil wells, millionaires, the Cullen Foundation, and the Republic National Bank ... In the traditional TIME manner your article slides over the surface of Texas politics and finds the tidelands the supreme issue. Certainly the word "tidelands" has been passed about by the politicians, but it is safe to say that half to three-fourths of the people of the state do not know what the controversy is about . . .

In spite of H. R. Cullen and Jesse Jones, Texas is...

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