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THE WHITE KNIGHT’S LAST RIDE II `I w a s wondering what the mouse-trap was for,’ said Alice. ‘It isn’t very likely there would be any mice on the horse’s back.’ `Not very likely, perhaps,’ said the Knight ; ‘but if they do come, I don’t choose to have them running all about.’ `You see,’ he went on, after a pause, ‘it’s as well to be provided for everything. That’s the reason the horse has those anklets round his feet.’ `But what are they for?’ Alice asked in a tone of great curiosity. `To guard against the bites of sharks,’ the Knight replied. * * * `It won’t take long to see him off, I expect,’ Alice said to herself, as she watched him. ‘There he goes ! Right on his head as usual ! However, ‘he gets on again pretty easily that comes of having so many things hung round,, the horse’ From Through the Looking Glass, Ch. VIII The Listening. Post . Abe &xtts Obstrurr Let those flatter who fear, it is not an AnUrican art. JEFFERSON As ignorance is no defense at law, so short-sightedness is no defense at politics. Governor dominatePrice Daniel promised to resign the Senate in such a way that no one, including anaemia in Texas as are two-timing Instead he has resigned in such a way that Governor Shivers can, if he’ wishes, accept the resignation January 15 and either appoint Dan The subject we wish to undertake here is the desirability of electing a Republican to the’ state legislature from Austin. Liberal independents and Democrats have been giving lip service to tie need for a two-party system in Texas for many years, but faced specific opportunity to vote for a progressive Republican, they blanch and repair to their brass collars. The Republicans themselves are as much to blame for their party’s anemia in Texas as are two-timing Democrats like Shivers and Daniel. If the Republicans would spend money trying to elect men to the legislature, and if they would put up serious candidates instead of straw men for the top jobs, the accusations that they are in the grips of a few patronage guarding bosses’ would abate. All this aside, it is true that Texas needs, a stronger Republican Party. As long as one party elects the officers, Republicans Will vote in the Democratic primary, alloying it beyond recognition. As long as the South continues to send Democrats, and only Democrats to Congress even though their social philosophy be the blackest Republicanismmen like Byrd, Russell, and Eastland will continue to own the U. S. Senate through committee tenure. The only way to get a Republican Party in Texas is to watch out for worthy young Republicans and support them. Robert .Fagg, running for the House as a Republican, leans toward liberalism on most issues. He is firmly in favor of enforcement Of the Supreme Court’s integration decree; and ‘ he says so, which means he would vote against any effort to turn back to state school segregation laws next .session. He is for registration and control of lobbyists ; he is for increasedworkmen’s compensation; he is for clearance of the slums inTexas cities under the federal Urban Renewal Act. He believes workers have the right to vote in a union by majority even if some are thereby required to join who do not wish to. \(This, while not liberal, OCTOBER 10, 1956 Incorporating The State Observer, combined with The East Texas Democrat Ronnie Dugger, Editor and General Manager Bob Bray, Associate Editor Sarah Payne, Office Manager ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVE SJA Associates P.O. Box 2246, Capitol Station, Austin, Texas Published once a week from Austin, Texas. Delivered postage prepaid $4 per annum. Advertising rates available on request. Extra copies 10c 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 te 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, iel’s successor for an interim or force Daniel to do so. Daniel said this never occurred to him. We recommend that Daniel withdraw his conditional resignation and submit an unconditional one dated immediately. It may be too late to prevent the appointment of a successor, but if Daniel wants to forestall accusations of a deal with Sh vers, he will have to act fast. the customary “mores” Texas politicians endorse in their sleepold age pensions, education, aid to needy children, state employee salary raises, water conservationand he is in favor of federal assistance where the state will not act. His views on taxes are not clear. He is not hostile to the Texas system of selective sales taxes, but he is for a survey of the tax structure, and he has the kind of fair mindedness which would tax the inadequately taxed. Wilson Foreman, who won the Democratic nomination in a runoff between two conservatives, is in every respect an honorable and amiable person. Former president of the University of Texas student body, he is now an Austin contractor. But he is one of those conservative Democrats who have so confused the meaning of being a Democrat in this state .. Once it is seen that Fagg is the liberal and Foreman the conservative in this race, the question occurs, will you vote for a Republican ? An independent liberal will ; a Democrat who wants a two-party system will. People who seek the nominations of a party should remain loyal to its nominees, but the plain voters can not be so bound. If they are serious about the need for a two-party Texas, they will support such a progressive Republican as Bob Fagg. At 31.34,J lArhen a mere student, Daily Texan editor Willie Morris, was impertinent enough t o editorialize against an Eisenhower program, the Fulbright-Harris natural gas giveaway bill, University of Texas Regents, especially including Toth Sealey and Leroy Jeffers, threatened for R e g en t s’ chambers : “Free Speech for Me, but Not for Thee.” him with total censorship and emasculated the newspaper by giving it a full-time censor. Now -come Texans for Eisenhower, including Tom Sealey and Leroy Jeffers. New Motto 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. Staff correspondents : Ramon Garces, Laredo; Clyde Johnson, Corsicana ; Mike Mistovich, Bryan ; Jules Loh, Central Texas ; Jack Morgan, Port Arthur; Dan Strawn, Kenedy ; Al Heiken, Houston ; 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 ; Drew Pearson, Washington, D.C. ; 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., Houston, Mrs. R. D. Randolph, treasurer. …. Lobbyists seem to be getting ready to gang up on beer for the new taxes the state will need next session. Homer Leonard, Brewers’ Institute lobbyist, is girding for another big fight. …. Many of the interests’ agents in Austin are in a wrath about Price Daniel. They complain that at least Gov. Shivers had a steady hand at the helm, resent Daniel’s advocacy of lobbyist registration and expanded state services. One of the most powerful lobbyists in Texas shook his head last week and said angrily : ,”He’s gonna have his hands full. He’s really gonna haVe his hands full. He’s gonna have , his hands full.” Liberals hope to make some progress through this brooding hostility. …. An intensely interesting confidential report has been put out to members “only” by the Texas Manufacturers’ Association. Its. conclusions : Price Daniel is “as conservative, or even more conservative” than Allan Shivers, but it isn’t known whether he will provide “strong leadership,”.lack ., of which, says TMA, would weaken the conservative cause in the House. In the FIouse, by TMA’s standards, voters gave liberal and conservative House members standing for re-election a “standoff,” while of the 54 new members, 28 will be conservative, 16 liberal, and 12 “in between or doubtful.” Total line-up, TMA says : conservative 78, liberal 42, “in between” 30. In the Senate, all incumbents connected with the land and insurance scandals lost . if they ran ; ideologically, says TMA, five of the new senators will be more conservative than the men they replaced, two will be more liberal, and one about the same. But if Daniel doesn’t give “strong leadership,” it “could very well upset all predictions about the next Legislature,” TMA says. …. A vigorous spokesman of union labor’s viewpoint has appeared in the Sabine area. It is the Sabine Area Union Workers News, edited by Jack Morgan, former Port Arthur News staffer. …. Earl Yeakel, Jr., Republican chairman of Travis County, hotly accused the Austin American-Statesman of “deliberate, reprehensible suppression” of news of Thad Hutcheson’s campaign opener for the U. S. Senate in Austin. The written complaint concerned the lack of notice for the meeting the day it happened. …. The Laredo Free Press is republishing the Observer’s series, “The Laredo Situation.” The series has caused “quite a commotion,” we are advised. In republishing the first article, the Free Press left out this paragraph: “Throughout South Texas, the oldfashioned Anglo-American idea that government should be efficient, husonal advantage is challenging the oldfashioned Mexican idea that government should be casual, phlegmatic, and helpful to friends of the govern, ors or even to the governors, themselves.” The South Texas Citizen, more or less identified with the Independent Club, jumped on the Free Press, accusing them of censorship of news. The next week when the Free Press ran the first article in Spanish, the paragraph was there. Free Press Editor Bill Campbell took the position the paragraph dealt with race prejudice and criticized the form of government of a neighbor ; old party people say Latins vote with them and the reformers don’t want to discuss that issue. a Reptdican,