ames Hart’s decision not to.? run for governor removes from state politics for now a statesman and an idealist. He knows little about politics but he has a long suit in integrity. We hope he will consider public office again some time in the future. .Progressive Texans will now unite behind Ralph Yarborough. No man has done more for the Democratic Party in Texas in the last six years than he; no man has fought as long or as hard against corruption in Austin. He was telling.. the people about the corpses in the waxworks when they still thought Allan Shivers was a perfect governor; now, finally, they are listening, and everybody is on the cleanup bandwagon. `Yarborough h as an excellent chance to win. He is unopposed for the loyalist vote, while the conservatives are split into all kinds of groups. The Shivercrats are for Daniel, the more extreme America firsters are for O’Daniel, J. Evetts Haley may get a measurable slice of the racist vote, and Reuben Senterfitt has conservative friends , in San Saba. Democrats and liberals will not be tempted by any of these men. The principal dangers to Yarborough’s candidacy are the millions that will be spent on the other side, and. the Judge’s own emphasis. Already we have seen the power of the big money. Allan , Shivers went on statewide radio ‘and television to announce he wouldn’t run. Then Price Daniel went on statewide hookups not once, but twice, to announce he would. Daniel has expensive public relations talent, and his campaign has all the slipperyness and shine of a bar of soap. inute ol. -J Bartlett Appears Exclusively in The Texas Observer JUNKETS ANGER RAYBURN Washington Merry-Go-Round al y arxas Mharrorr .010. Let those flatter who fear, it is not an American art. JEFFERSON Well, Go On, Harness ‘Em Up! The Daily Texan is just about dead. For 55 years it has spoken fearlessly. Student editors said what they thought when they thought it the way they thought it. No more. A faculty member will take over nightly supervision of all news stories and editorials . next September, as soon as the fiery young editor, Willie Morris, is safely in Oxford, England, on his Rhodes Scholarship. Policies adopted by the governing board say criticisms of state legislators should not he “violent or personal,” ‘and,as Morris says, “the new rules, with the usual highsounding phraseolggy which cen. sarship statements are couched, are highly restrictive.” The Regents, chanting hosannas to oil , and gas, student conformity, two oilwells in every backyard and a free ‘spirit in every pot, prevail. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11,. 1956 Incorporating The State Observer, combined with The East Texas Democrat Ronnie Dugger, Editor and General Manager Sarah Payne, Office Manager Published once a week from Austin, Texas. Delivered postage prepaid $4 per annum. Advertising rates available on request. Extra copies the each. Quantity orders available. Entered as second-class -matter April 26, 1937, at the Post Office at Austin, Texas, under the act of March 3, 1879. We will serve no group or party but will hew hard to the truth as we find it and the right as we see it. We are dedicated to the whole truth, to human values above all interests, to the rights of man as the foundation of democracy ; we will take orders from none but our own conscience, and never will we overlook or misrepresent the truth to serve the interests of the powerful or Cater to the ignoble in the human spirit. It is certainly understandable that Yarborough, full of a sense of vindication an’d a determination to clean out the cesspools., in the Capitol, would drum hard on the corruption issue. In our judgment, however, it is now generally agreed that Austin has been corrupt, and this negative emphasis will not elect anyone. It is imperative that Yarborough lay a greater emphasis on his program for the future and that he develop it More fully. He has advocated higher old age pensions. They are pittances now. He wants better pay and a decent retirement plan for teachers. If we do not give the teachers a better living standail, an entire .generation of children will be cheated by poor education. He is for a paid probation offirer system to give people , who get into trouble rehabilitative guidance. He is for remedial psychiatric care for our mentally infirm, and for better state hospitals all around. He is, of course, . for water conservation, and drouth relief. These are fine programs ; they deserve .support. They do not, however, constitute a sufficiently solid and complete program. Yarborough will have to compete against intensive propaganda, and he should, therefore, be especially complete and thorough in his presentations so his ideas Avill,g -et a fair hearing.. In his platform statement, Yarborough neglected to mention lobbyist control, which he surely favors. He has not yet taken occasion to blast the loan sharks, who are more rampant in Texas, and do more harm to the little man, than in any other state in the union. He has indicated that natural resources tax adjustments will be needed, but as yet he has not discussed how such items as more classroomS will be financed. What will be his position on the return of some of the . federal tax we pay to be used on projects in Texas? On these and other issues, clatification is needed. Yarborough’s present position on integration leaves much to be desired. We are glad of his opinion to abolition of the public school system, and it is true that implementation of integration is a local task. But he should speak out firmly for enforcement of the law of the land, a premise on which a former district judge could not possibly renege. We are sure that Ralph Yarborough will put forward his program with great care and vision as the .campaign proceeds. He is a fine Man, sincere in every way, a steady Democrat, thoroughly deserving of the honor he seeks. Staff correspondents: Bob Bray, Gulf Coast; Ramon Garces, Laredo ; Clyde Johnson, Corsicana ; Mike Mistovich, Bryan ; Jules Loh, Central Texas ; Jack Morgan, Port Arthur ; Dan Strawn, Kenedy ; and reporters in San Antonio, Dallas, El Paso, and Big Spring. Staff contributors: Franklin Jones, Marshall; Minnie Fisher Cunningham, New Waverly ; Robert G. Spivak, Washington, D.C. ; John Igo, San Antonio: Edwin Sue Goree, Burnet; J. Henry Martindale, Lockhart ; and others. Staff cartoonist: Don Bartlett, Austin. Cartoonists : Bob Eckhardt, Houston ; Etta Hulme, Houston. MAILING ADDRESS : 604 West 24th St., Austin, Texas. EDITORIAL AND BUSINESS OFFICE: 604 West 24th St., Austin. Texas. TELEPHONE in Austin : GReenwood 7-0746. HOUSTON OFFICE: 2601 Crawford St., H09, ton, Mrs. R. D. Randolph, treasurer. WASHINGTON It won’t be announced publicly, but President Eisenhower has ordered all Army, Navy, Air Force junkets for congressmen canceled until Congress adjourns. Reason was a vigorous .squawk from Speaker Sam Rayburn .who found so many of his top committee chairmen out of town shortly before the Faster holiday that he couldn’t get any work Drew Pearson done. They had disappearedcourtesy of the Navyon a Navy junket to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Navy flew them on Navy planes to Cuba, then took them for a cruise on the supercarrier Forrestal. Rayburn was so furious he telephoned Jim Hagerty at the White House and asked him to have the Presidtnt warn the Army, Navy and Air Force against taking congressmen away from their work on junkets. Eisenhower immediately cooperated. Result : The Air Force had to cancel invitations to congressmen to fly to California for the unveiling t. f the supersonic jet fighter F-104. NoteIt’s suspected that the brass hats had purposely staged the junket to Cuba in order to get congressmen out of town just as the House of Representatives was scheduled to vote on two generals Gen. Joseph Swing wanted taken into the Immigration Service. A goad many congressmen have objected to too much militarization of civilian agencies. General. Swing won out in the end. A FTER a delay of more than nine months, Simon Sobelof f, the United States Solicitor General, who argued the public school desegregation case before the Supreme Court, will now be confirmed as a United States Court of Appeals judge. He had been blocked by two southern Senators because of his successful argument before the Supreme Court. A few days ago, Senator Lyndon Johnson of Texas, the Democratic leader of the Senate, approached -Senator Eastland of Mississippi, the new chairman of the Judiciary Committee, and told him that for the sake of the Democratic Party and its reputation far fairness in the North, Sobeloff must be confirmed. Sobeloff, a Republican from Baltimore, has taken a forthright stand on other policies with which Democrats are sympathetic. He has been opposed, among other things, to witch-hunting. Senator Eastland agreed toJohnson’s plea, provided, he said, the confirmation of Sobeloff would not hurt his friend, Senator Olin Johnston of South Carolina. Johnston of South Carolina was then approached, and said he would not object to Sobeloff provided he, Johnston, did not have opposition in the South Carolina Democratic primary. Last week, ex:State Senator John C. Taylor, who had filed against Senator Johnston, withdrew from the race in South Carolina. It is now agreed there will be no further abjection to Sobeloff in the Judiciary Committee. Both Eastland and Johnston are members of this committee. They will vote against Sobeloff on the Senate floor, as will some other Southern senators, but once his name gets out of committee, he will be confirmed. Ode to a Fox Our Dearest Senator Johnson Needs a smoothly lighting Ronson With which to conflagrate Those who would fain debate. The senator is for unity To give hint so-me immunity From the dogs of opportunity Who would slash him with impunity Now the Gov’nor is hiS friend As indeed he’s always been And the See Eye O’s his foe As indeed ‘1w-ill always go. So you see, dear loves, he says, I’m the people’s chosen swain If you’ll hand me that piece nez I will sell you out again. YOUR RIPIDES Ral p h 141orotth
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