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THE TEXAS OBSERVER Page 8 April 18, 1955 CLEARING WAY Lawmakers Toil On Major Bills Called “Stockholder Profit Sharing Plan”, and available only to ICT Group stockholders, this plan offers: 1.INCOME-PRODUCING INVESTMENT 2.SAVINGS BANK SECURITN 3.LIFE INSURANCE PROTECTION All who participate in the Stockholder Profit Sharing Plan create profit for themselves in two ways: 1.FROM CASH DIVIDENDS PAID ON UNITS OF THE PLAN 2.AS STOCKHOLDERS IN ICT IN-SURANCE COMPANY OR ICT DIS-COUNT CORPORATION, YOU SHARE IN THE PROFITS MADE BY ICT LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY. A vitally important message to all ICT Group stockholders YOU ARE ENTITLED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE NEW STOCKHOLDER ROFIT SHARING PLAN After many months of hard work and careful study, The ICT Life Insurance Company is ready to announce an exclusive personal benefit plan for ICT Group stockholders only! If you are an ICT Group stockholder, Home Office Representatives will soon be calling on you to fully explain your rights under the Plan and show you how to exercise them. For your own benefit and profit, give these Representatives an opportunity to point out the many exclusive advantages the Plan offers. Many of you may want to have the Plan explained in detail to you before a Home Office Representative has the chance to contact you personally. Below is a coupon to be filled out and mailed if you would like to have complete facts on the Plan as soon as possible. …………… =1101111111111111111= MS MEM. Gentlemen: I understand the Stockholder Profit Shoring Plan offers me as on la Group stockholder many exclusive,unprececlented benefits. 1 want to be among the first la stockholders to hear all about the Plan and receive my Allotment Certificate. So, please have a Home Office Representative call on me as soon as possible. Name Add ress City State REMEMBER, STOCKHOLDER PROFIT SHARING PLAN IS FOR ICT STOCKHOLDERS ONLY! 1CT LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY ICT Building, Dallas GROUP BIROING I BEIIIR *YMCA Organizers Win, Lose Union Vote ; Wage Hikes Set for Oil Workers AUSTIN Texas legislators last week –their choices of who gets what locked away in conference committee and their decision on who pays what delayed a few days turned toward strengthening, revamping and creating state laws. They passed measures on teachers, school s, labor, water, insurance companies, real estate dealers, and rivers in their race against the calendar. They’ll have more of the same facing them this week with only about 15 more work days remaining in the regular session. The lawmakers have already decided, tentatively, on state spending. The giant appropriations bill biggest in historyis in a HouseSenate conference committee.. The question of who pays for the. big bill was put off after the Administration’s omnibus tax bill proposals hit a sudden snag early in the The lawmakers at the end of the week had three ways to go on a water programdescribed by Governor Shivers as the state’s No. 1 need. Rep. Harold Parish’s plan on which to base a statewide water conservation program fell 22 votes short of final House approval. House. Joint Resolution 1 would provide for a statewide water development board and a $200 million bond issue to finance local dam and reservoir projects. It was advanced to third reading, but the Taft lawmaker failed to raise the needed 100 votes to assure final approval. The measure is still alive, but its future is in doubt now. One reason it that another water bill differing radically from the Parish plan has already passed the Senate and has been voted out favorably by a House committee. It would provide $100 million in bonds financed by a three per cent valuation ad valorem tax. Also reported out for possible House action is a proposal by Rep. Joe Pool of Dallas that each water project require separate legislative approval through a constitutional Labor and schoolteachers also came in for some changes in law. The Senate gave final passage to a picketing and strike regulation bill, another of a series of labor bills by Senator George Parkhouse of Dallas. The measure attempts to regulate “unlawful strikes and picketing” and allows for fines up to $500 and jail sentences up to six months. Affected are any strike or picketing actions called by a union which does not represent the majority of employes of a firm involved. It also makes the unions liable for damages. A bill described as a general modernization of rules for certifying Texas teachers was passed in the Housebut not before it almost exploded into a major “antistrike” controversy. Rep. Joe Burkett of Kerrville tried to tack on an amendment to the bill calling for permanent cancellation of the teacher certificate of any teacher taking part in a strike, either directly or indirectly. There was much talk about the recent, and continuing, Irving school controversy. Opponents objected that the amendment failed to set up a procedure for revoking certificates and failed to define “strike.” The amendment was defeated. The Senate turned out two insurance measures, one a major reform bill which would provide for: of new companies where the rate of lowing the Insurance Board to pass on competence, fitness and reputation of company directors and offiboard in passing on real estate val uations used in figuring insurance vision of the examination force under the entire board rather than of the three commissioners a chief clerk with full authority to act whenever a commissioner is unable to act. The other insurance bill was by Senator William T. Moore of Bryan requiring uniform policies to be issued by companies writing sickness and accident insurance. It has been recommended by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. The reform bill has already been passed in the House, but a minor amendment in the Senate caused it to be sent back. The House and Senate passed one river bill each. The controversial bill creating a Trinity River Authority, by Reps. Barefoot Sanders and Joe Pool of Dallas, passed in the House, shorn of its navigation provisions and heavily amended. A Canadian River bill by Senator Grady Hazlewood of Amarillo was passed in the upper chamber. It gives the Canadian River Municipal Authority clear title to a proposed $98 million dam, reservoir and aqueduct system near. Borger. The Senate gave tentative approval to Senator Ottis Lock’s bill allowing colleges to levy compulsory student activities fees. Final passage was refused at the time. Senator Jimmy Phillips talked almost two hours, attacked the bill as an “encroachment on free education and callous disregard for the working students of the state,” but failed to block engrossment of the measure. A move to suspend the rules to bring it up for final reading, however, got only 18 of the needed 25 votes. The Senate also: Passed a bill by Senator William S. Fly of Victoria tightening regulations on licensing of real estate dealers. Among other things, it would require dealers to pass a written exam and put them under bond. CLASSIFIED ADS To submit a classified ad, write Drawer F, Capitol Station. Austin. or call 70746. BUTANE TRACTOR KITSVapor conversions for small and medium tractors, only $35. Money order or COD. Install your own. Kit includes regulators, hoses, fittings, instructions ; everything but bottle and bracket. Specify make, model tractor. Satisfaction or money back. IL N. JONES, 3002 Dutton St.. Dallas. Help Wanted SEVERAL GIRLS to address, mail postcards. Spare time every week. Write Box 161. Belmont. Mass. WOMEN WANTED. Temporary, six months. Mail postcards. Good handwriting or typewriter. Box 47, Waterton, Mass. STRINGERSThe Texas Observer is building up a bank of reliable reporters all over Texas. Professional reporters of an enlightened turn of mind are urged to contact the Editor. The Texas Observer, Drawer F. Capitol Station, Austin. ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVES If you have some spare time and would like to help The Texas Observer grow. write the Business Manager for advertising solicitation forms. Percentage of sales can be arranged. The Texas Observer. Drawer F. Capitol Station. Austin. Organized labor won one vote on unionizing a retail store in Palestine last weekbut lost another. Dow Chemical electricians went on strike in Freeport. Forty thousand Texas CIO oil workers won wage increases of ten cents an hour in negotiations with major national companies. And 52,000 CIO telephone workers in the Southwest will demand wage hikes and other Brannan To Trace GOP Farm Policy DALLAS Charles Brannan, former Secretary of Agriculture, will trace national agricultural policies through the Republican Administration and also comment on Texas farm policies April 28 at a luncheon here. The State Democratic Women’s Committee will hold its annual state convention at 3 o’clock the afternoon after Brannan speaks. It will be at the Baker Hotel. The committee is sponsoring the Brannan banquet. Judge Sarah T. Hughes of Dallas will make the introductory address at the banquet, Mrs. Lucille Cooper of Dalas announced. Brannan is now chief counsel for the National Farmers’ Union. Reservations may be made thru Monday, April 25. 1955 contract concessions at a union bargaining conference in Dallas on April 29. The two votes in Palestine found employees of Woolworth’s store there voting to unionize, while across the street the staff of McCrory’s opposed such a proposal. C. A. Cadena, general organizer for the AFL, said the Woolworth management can file a protest with the National Labor Relations Board if it wishes. If no action is taken, the union will be certified as bargaining agent. The vote at McCrory’s was “substantially against” organizing, Cadena said. He said a local of the Retail Clerks International Union, an AFL affiliate, will be formed later in Palestine. About 170 Dow Chemical maintenance electricians at Freeport went on strike. Picket lines were set up around the Freeport and Velasco plants, but the plants were still operating. Some, but not all, of Dow’s 1,500 workers in the area were observing the picket lines. The strike came after contract negotiations between the company and a local of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers broke down over a five-cent-an-hour wage dispute. Dow offered a 10-centincrease, but the union was holding out for 15 cents. About 250 delegates from union locals of the CIO Communicatizns Workers of America in six states will attend the Dallas conference. The union will seek a basic wage increase with a starting rate of at least $1.25 an hour in all job classifications. The Southwest bargaining program to be formulated at the meeting covers workers in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and a part of Illinois adjacent to St. Louis. The union’s major negotiations are with Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. About 4,000 workers in Dallas and 23,000 in Texas will be affected by the negotiations. The 10-cent-an-hour wage increases for CIO oil workers were worked out in talks with Phillips, Texas Company, Gulf, Magnolia, Shell, Pure, Atlantic Continental. Pan American and several other companies. WETBACK DRIVE ‘SUCCESS’ WASHINGTON The commissioner of the immigration and naturalization service says a crackdown on Mexican wetbacks has been so successful a further increase in the Border Patrol is justified this year. Commissioner J. M. Swing said the crackdown has reduced crime and disease and demands for public welfare funds along the border. OLON ROGERS CH. 24379 RENT-A-TOOL CO. MOBILE PUBLIC ADDRESS EQUIPMENT COMMERCIAL PAINT SPRAYS SALES RENTALS 1107 QUITMAN HOUSTON