In the telegram Owen explains that the governor of Alabama and the mayor of Montgomery would like for Tallulah to attend the Confederate veteran reunion on June 2. She encourages her niece to participate: "It would make good national publicity as...
This event honoring Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn featured an enormous buffet of wild game from across the country, followed by a nine-course meal. The affair, entirely paid for by Boykin, cost about $20,000 in 1949.
The meeting was led by Don Hallmark and featured the following speakers: Montgomery Mayor Earl James, Dr. Henry Lyon of Highland Avenue Baptist Church, Montgomery Citizens' Council Chairman Carl Herbert Lancaster, and Alabama Attorney General...
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