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Hays Free Press January 11, 2017 COMMUNITY Page 3C Continued from pg. 1C port, even less money and no organization whatsoever. He crisscrossed the Lone Star State in his own personal automobile giving as many as seven speeches a day in 152 of the 254 counties. In 37 coun- ties, where no gubernatorial candidate had ever shown his face, people presumed he had taken a wrong turn. Neff broke the long- stand- ing Texas tradition of not mixing politics and religion by campaigning as a proud and unapologetic "hard- shell" Baptist. Preachers re- sponded with strong Sunday morning endorsements that caused entire congregations to embrace the underdog. On the flip side of the coin, Neff's strait-laced morality and personal peculiarities produced a river of ridicule and the charge that he was "not man enough" to govern Texas. Typical of these at- tacks was this editorial in the Quanah Observer: "Neffhas never shot a gun. He has never baited a fish- hook He has never touched tobacco in any form. He does not know one card from another and he Cannot play any kind of social game. Pattie wore lace on his nighties and was never known to be away from home after sundown." In his prime, Joe Bailey would have mopped the floor with Pat Neff. The few true believers, who turned out for the old warhorse, cast enough ballots to give him a 2,500-vote lead in the opening round of the 1920 Democratic primary. But in the head-to- head runoff, Neffbeat Bailey by 80,000 votes and effectively ended Bailey's once illustrious public career. The voters, who swept Neff into office, knew what they were getting with him- a man of faith with a strict moral code and zero tolerance for drinking, gambling and pros- titution in brazen defiance of the laws of the state and nation. For them it was not a question of if the new chief executive would crack down on an infamous Central Texas boomtown but when, Neff dragged his heels for nearly a year before finally declaring martial law in Mexia and sending in the Na- tional Guard. His belief that the weekend warriors with the assistance of the Texas Rangers and federal agents could complete the clean-up in a couple of weeks proved to be overly optimistic. The armed occupation lasted for a record 47 days until the govemor pulled out the Guardsmen and declared the boomtown a safe place for law-abiding citizens to live. Three months later, a nationwide railroad strike brought a call for another dose of martial law this time in Denison. The Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway. better known as the Katy, in- sisted the governor dispatch the Guard to the North Texas town in order to keep the trains rolling. Neff, in the clos- PHOTO COURTESY OF BAINS NEWS SERVICE Pat Morris Neff was the 28th Governor of Texas from 1921 to 1925 and ninth President of Baylor University from 1932 to 1947. ing days of his reelection bid, balked at taking the politically unpopular step before the voters went to the polls. Returning to Austin to celebrate his Election Day victory on July 22, 1921, the governor ignored reporters' questions about the powder keg in Denison. But President Wllson's secretary of war was not so easily put off. Acting on the cabinet officer's instruc- tions, an army colonel was waiting for Neffat the capitol with a blunt message to mobilize the National Guard or else. The "else" was a threat to send a thousand troops sta- tioned at San Antonio to the strike site if the Texas gover- nor refused to comply. The colonel informed Gov. Neff that he had one hour to issue the martial law decree and call up the Guard. Washington had him over a barrel, and Pat Neffknew it. 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