The following Letter to the Editor was submitted for publication by Michael Martinez
Dear editor and readers of the Amarillo Pioneer,
I am wondering whether Howard Smith will let people start clapping at City Council meetings if he is elected mayor. I know some people want Howard Smith to run for mayor but I am not sure whether he will be detached from Ginger Nelson. If he can do this, I want to know whether Howard Smith will let people clap.
Ginger Nelson's Clapping-Gate brought enough shame to Amarillo. Maybe Howard Smith will let people clap.