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FOR ATTORNEY G L Name FOR GOVERNOR Expenditures Contributions Daniel $82,474 $112,849 Senterfitt 32,081 ….. 26,772 Yarborough 25,826 . …….. 23,865 O’Daniel 20,589 . . ….. 1,770 Haley 6,829 9,244 FOR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR Aikin $12,244 $19,657 Smith 8,583 6,300 Ramsey 7,003 . 8,125 Johnson 2,249 2,300 FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL Wilson $10,692 $21,021 Carlton 2,788 724 Moore ,3540 . .1,364 Charles rrincif State Senator OMANIEL’S POTENT PITCH ‘C Continued from Page ly war, that no man in overalls is worth more than a dollar a day. He folds his hands, as in prayer, and his face is cast into a sad, injured mold. “I have a fond and sympathetic feeling for people who have to work. It’s the labor leader-racketeers, they are the ones who make that charge against me. It’s a bare-faced he!” He stretches his arms out, draws his right hand back to his chest and rests it there limply, as might a party dandy whose feelings had been hurt. “They’re just trying to hurt the feelings of the man whose feelings are with the working man.” Then he proposes an income tax rebate of 25 percent to every person in “the low income brackets.” \(This means, he says later, everyone who All the pople have to do, he says, is vote for a constitutional amendment. “I call this my tax equalization plan,” he’ says. “There are millionaires who are getting huge benefits. Why,” he says, taking a swig from a tin cup he uses everywhere, “there AUSTIN If money poured into a ‘political campaign is the predominant factor in electing a candidate, U. S. Sen. Price Daniel is a cinch in the gubernatorial race. The first campaign expense reports filed with Secretary of State .Tom Reavely showed that five candidates in the race through July 1 had spent a total of $167,693 and that nearly half that amount-a total of $82,474 was spent by Daniel. The report also showed that Daniel had collected $112,849 for his campaign, more than four times as much as any other candidate. Ralph Yarborough paced the gubernatorial candidates ‘in the number of ing $23,865, about $10,000less than he received in the comparable period last election, came from an estimated 1,500 donors, whose names filled a 16-page report. Only ten backers do= nated as much as $500 or more. These included: $1,000 from Austin attorney Elmer Patman, who figured in a campaign offer to a U. S. are life insurance companies paying in Austin only six and a half percent income tax instead of 52 percent.” \(An old man in the crowd gasps, ing up such profits!: Now if those people and other millionaires can get such concessions, why not pass it around and let the people get it? As soon as my plan is ratified the farmers, the workers, the clerks in the stores will get back 25 percent of the tax they pay. If your income tax is $1,000, you get $250, if it’s $10,000, you get $2,500.” He hems in the plan with another slam at “the niillionaires.” “After they hire a lobbyist and give him two or three suitcases of money, he can go to the Legislature or the Congress and get these things done I’m talking about. Why, there’s. been two or three hundred thousand in bribes in one year in our own Legislature. One life ‘insurance executive got so excited; he shot hirrtelf in the head. It didn’tkill him, it just made him forget who he gave the last hundred thousand to.” He is for old age pensions, and he blames Price, Daniel for voting “with the millionaires” against his tax plan to finance his proposed pensions be 0 1,250 4,501 . 0 1,250 fore the war. \(Daniel, at the time a liberal, voted with 55 other House members against O’Daniel’s transactions tax, which would have taxed consumer items as much as 9.6 perHe says he will propose a laxbill. “These millionaires. can afford it. But these old folks, they’re goin’ to bed _ hungry at night.” He promises veterans a cash bonus as high as that in any other state. He says this will take veterans “out ‘of being classed as second and third rate citizens and tell them we’re proud they won the war. But for them we wouldn’t have the American flag flying over our . courthouses-we ‘would have a foreign flag ! ‘N’d be captured!” Tyre Blood’. At each stop, O’Daniel closes with his appeal for segregation-He goes as far as J. Evetts Haley in advocating refusal. to, comply with the Supreme Court He calls it “that desegregation, integration, m o n g r e lization edict” to “destroy two great races of people.” “Both pure blood races were created by God: We. work in perfect harmony. But those nine old men called in the members ofthe Communist Party for consultation, trying to figure out a way to destroy us. They called in the Communist Party. The Communist Party spread their plan down, and they copied'” their plan exactly.” He pledges that Texas will continue to practice segregation, “just the same as before.” “Desegregation is nothino. b but a religious issue …. It’s a good religious issue. I ‘know that had God wanted men lArtio are black and white to be the same, he would have created them all the same … and God’s plan has worked throughout the ages, and nobody has ever tried to change it before, until those nine old men put out their ruthless edict. We’ll tell them that in Texas we have Supreme Court of our’ own, our own Constitution, and our own way of. living. “Thcoe nine men ‘are cowards, band every man who backs them up is the same thing. Telling us we got to eat together, play together, sit together, sleep together and do everything together. Pretty soon there’ll be little parties and social affairs, nature will take its course, they intermarry, and the mongrel race takes over ! No!’ the. people of Texas are not going to take that!” The hillbilly boys move back onto the firetruck. Pappy O’Daniel breaks into a smile. “I ask God above to bless and protect us. There comes a time in the life of every nation when the things that are repulsive must be repulsed. This is the year of redemption in Texas! I thank you.” The music rises, mixing with the applause. Texas Rose comes up to the mike and belts out another song: “Let the Sun Shine In, “Face It With a Grin, “Open Up Your Heart “And Let the Sun Shine In …” THE TEXAS OBSiRVER Page 5 July 11, 1956 The Money Being Spent A breakdown of the first expense reports filed with the Secretary of State here in the three major summer races : Loans/Debts $10,638 3,000 9,892 0 0 Daniel Spending Leach Field senator during debate on the natural jor contributors included James F. gas bill ; Lynn Lee Jones of Dallas, Gray of Dallas, $1,250: Jenkins GarJ. H. Pappas, Percy Strauss, Sr , rett of ,Fort Worth, $700.; Bryce’Mcand W. D. Gray, $500 each ; W. E. Candless of San Angelo, J. F. Gray of Johnson of Dallas, and C. K Ragan Three Rivers, Harold LaFont, Plainand J. R.. Parten, both of Houston, view, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Gromatz$1,000 each;Percy S. Strauss, Jr., ky of Priddy, Charles Murphy of of Houston, $1,500; W. J. Worsham Houston, and Neville Penrose of of Pecos, $750. , Fort Worth, all $500 each. By comparison, approximately 800 Financially, Pappy O’Daniers campersons had donated to Danias campaign reportedly is lagging the most. paign but 24 of them gave $1,000 each. He reports $20,589, while his contri They were C. L. Lloyd, W. F. Weeks, hutions in the oak barrel and by mail E. B. Germany, B. F. Biggers, Mrs. have totaled only $1,770, including a B.F. Biggers, Barbara Sue Biggers, $1,1 check from his son-in-law in Cali DouglasBiggers, and frank G. Newfornia. This was in sharp contrast to man, all of Dallas ; Lamar Fleming, the success of his barrel-passing beJoe L. Albritton, Ralph A. Johnson, fore the war. Leon Larworski, the P. R. Rutherford family, J. A. Heath, Hines Baker,’ Rex Baker, Charles I. Francis, Johnny Mitchell, L. Pulaski, and Earl C.Hankamer, all of Houston ; Kenneth W. Davis, William Fleming, and Rufus Garrett, Jr., all of Fort Worth, and C. W. McLaughlin of Lubbock. Baker is a top executive of Humble Oil. Reuben Senterfitt, whose $26,772 in contributions was second to Daniel’s total, got the biggest individual donation listed-a $3,000 gift from Jake L. Hamon, Dallas oilman. Other ma J. Evetts Haley has spent only $6, 829 and his contributions have totaled $9,244. The other gubernatorial candidate, J. J. Holmes, hasn’t reported. Senator A. M. Aikin, Jr, is far ‘ ahead in both expenditures and collections in the race for lieutenant governor with contributions totaling $19,675 and payments of $12,244. He has received over 2,000 donations from all sections of the state, most of them ranging from $1 to $5. .