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IF YOU BUY A CAR, A HOUSE; If any of your policies expireCALL t `Bow’ Williams Automobile and General Insurance 624 Lamar GR 2-0545 AUSTIN, TEXAS Standard Stock Companies ‘LET’S ABOLISH THE POLL TAX’ Thad Leading Dallas Radio Poll Ralph Says “Trim Foreign Aid” Hart Offers Security Points AUSTIN With chances of passage of the Pool or Herring special election bills fading by the day, the din in the special Senate race is increasing steadily. All major candidates, with the exception of Congressman-atlarge Martin Dies, are beating the drums lustily under the apparent assumption that they’ll be elected or defeated in a one-shot-does-it race on April 2. Ralph Yarborough, the man who hasn’t stopped running in years and who, consequently, is generally regarded as having a head start, loosed a blast at the Eisenhower administration’s $200 million aid -program for the Middle East as a “raid on the treasury.” Yarborough, in a speech at San Antonio, referred to Saudi Arabia King Saud’s purchase of “80 jeweled cadillacs” and said he noticed and got $200 million….His country has had drouth since Abraham was a boy, but the American farmer and rancher is supposed to be happy with $76 million.” He said this amount, spread over the 250-million drouth stricken, would amount to aid of 30 cents an. acre. He suggested boasting drouth aid to American farmers by “…. trimming fat from the $4.5 billion budgeted for foreign aid.” Thad Hutcheson, GOP candidate, completing a two-week tour of the state, expressed confidence in the way the race is shaping up: “. in addition to wanting to give support to Eisenhower, the people recognize my race as the first real opportunity to strike a conclusive blow in favor of a twoparty System.” Hutcheson charged Sen. Joseph ing and his committee investigating the oil industry with “political AUSTIN The AFL-CIO is now circulating among its 15,000,000 members a ten-year study of key votes in the U.S. Congress. The study’s application to Texas now being distributed at labor schools attended by Texas union members and leaders gives the Democratic majority leader, Sen. Lyndon Johnson, ten “rights” and six “wrongs” and former Sen. Price Daniel six “rights” and five “wrongs.” Rep. Martin Dies has four “rights” and eight “wrongs” by AFL-CIO standards and values. Speaker Sam Rayburn had six “right” votes, one “wrong” one. Worst performance, according to this study’s classifications, came from Rep. Brady Gentry, with one right vote and nine wrongs, and 0. C. Fisher, with two rights and 14 wrongs. The study has all Texas members in the current delegation casting, over the ten-year period, 129 “right” votes and 170 “wrong” votes. The issues selected range from labor to offshore oil and public housing and tax exemptions and farm price supports. The Texas House delegation is given solid “wrong” standing on three votes: against federal aid to education, for restoring tidelands to the states, and for the Harris natural-gas bill. On the other hand, all but three Texas members \(Dies. Gentry, and supporting $700 income tax exemption, and all voting except two GOP Rep. Bruce Alger and Rep. Albert Thomas of the city tampering.” O’Mahoney countercharged that it was Hutcheson who was doing the “political tampering” and added: “…. If you object to my warning to the major oil companies that they should avoid excessive price increases in oil products, please explain whether you also oppose President Eisenhower’s press conference declaration to the same effect.” A Dallas radio station, KLIF, reported that a straw poll of its listeners showed Hutcheson with 55 percent of the votes, Yarborough ran second with 25 percent, Dies and Sen. Bracewell, Hous ton, got nine percent each, and Governor Shivers’s appointee, HOUSTON The Democratic National Committee is returning’ the Democratic Party to its true role of a liberal and progressive party and is making itself, instead of Congressional leaders, the voice of the party. This is the impression that Mrs. Frankie Randolph, Democratic national committeewoman brought away from the San Francisco meeting of the committee last week. “It was a liberal meeting,” she said in Houston Monday. “I left Houston depressed and came back elated.” She also discovered: An intense interest in the in the campaign for United farm price supports. OF SPECIAL interest, of course, are the records of Dies, now a Senate candidate, Rayburn, and the two senators. On the negative side of labor’s report, Dies voted, says AFL-CIO, against increasing weekly unemployment compensation benefits and providing 26 weeks of coverof eliminating public housing construction funds from $50 milincreasing school construction in defense-affected areas from $60.5 bill authorizing $1.6 billion for a four-year program of federal grants to states for school coning the $600 tax exemption by $100 for all taxpayers and dependents and a plan “to eliminate tax loopholes for stockholders” Supreme Court on the tidelands bright-Harris bill “to permit producers of natural gas to increase gas prices without government Dies was right, said labor, in these votes: in favor of withdrawing permission for three U.S. agencies to discharge employees ing a proposed postal pay raise from 8.6 percent to 7.6 percent taxpayers’ $12 billion investment in atomic energy to private mocent of parity support of basic farm crops and the soil bank proSpeaker Rayburn, who, as Speaker, does not vote frequent William Blakely, Dallas attorney, got two percent although he has not announced as a candidate. James P. Hart, Austiin, said he had found that “everywhere in Texas people are interested in the problem of security.” He outlined a six-point program “to strengthen our security. Keep our armed forces strong and efficient. Adopt a firm foreign policy and let everybody know what it is. Encourage the study of foreign affairs, particularly by our young people. Make every reasonable effort to reach a worldwide agreement on atomic energy consistent with our national safety. Encourage decentralization of industry. Strengthen our civil defense program.” States senator and the legislative confusion surrounding the election. “Everybody asked me about it,” she said. “They were quite shocked when they found out the powers that be seem to be trying to elect Martin Dies or Ben Ramsey.” A g r eater understanding than she expected of the po litical situation in Texas as it has developed from the conven tions and campaigns of last year. “People wanted to know why the Texas situation has developed as it has,” shesaid. “I found a good reception to my ideas on the subject. People know more it than you’d think.” .1y, was “right,” said AFL-CIO, in opposing an override of President Truman’s veto of an act subjecting unions to injunctions and suits for damages, outlawing closed shop, secondary boycott, and union hiring halls, and “destroying protection of NorrisLaGuardia and Wagner Acts.” He was also “right” on civil service, hospital construction, school construction, the $700 income tax exemption, and the “atomic energy giveaway”; he was “wrong” on offshore oil. He was presiding during eleven of the key votes on which he was not recorded. JOHNSON was correct, said AFL-CIO, in opposing “patronage plums” and letting government agencies fire career employoverride Eisenhower’s veto of the in voting not to overrule the Suin opposing ending public hous50 or over totally disabled in the favoring an amendment involving timing which would have increased corporate taxes of $500 million exemption increase for individDixon-Yates power combine conJohnson was wrong, by labor’s ten-year sampling of votes, in voting against an amendment to the Taft-Hartley law to abolish injunctions in “so-called national ing to ask President Truman to use the Taft-Hartley injunction against striking steelworkers John C. White, the agricultural commissioner, swinging into the major cities, said he was “confident of my strength in this race, but I regret the undercurrent of doubt by the people that they will be, allowed to elect their next senator by a majority vote …” White issued a press release saying he had wired Agriculture Seretary Benson to make it “definitely clear” that despite encouraging rains, “Texas is still in a state of serious drouth.” Bracewell issued a statement in in which he “emphatically denies allrumors that I might withdraw from the race.” Said Bracewell, “Some of my oponents have been spreading false rumors that I intend to withdraw. I will definitely be in the race all the way, and under no circumstances will get out. Nothing would be further from the truth than any rumor to the contrary,” Bracewell added. An interest by both commit tee members and other Dem ocratic leaders in the liberal movement The major action of the committee, as Mrs. Randolph saw it, was/the approval of establishment of the Democratic Advisory Council. In fact, she seconded the motion of approval made by the committeeman from O r e g o n. She got a big hand when she made her second, “because I was from the South and for the Advisory Council,” she said. When the Council was formed Ch i P 1 a rman au Butler in December, both Sena Sam Rayburn refused to be mem ing for a 65-cent status quo on the minimum wage instead of raising raising weekly unemployment compensation benefits and providing 26 weeks of coverage in Fulbright-Harris natural gas bill ment to permit segregation in the Then-Senator Daniel was right, said labor, on civil service, postal pay, public housing, the $100 tax exemption increase, DixonYates, and farm price supports. Daniel was “wrong” said labor, in opposing giving the Secretary of Labe -, rather than local agencies, the right to fix minimum wage rates on interstate highway construction \(the Bacon Davis the unemployment compensation change; in favoring state tidelands; in opposing social security extension to totally disabled over 50; and in favoring the FulbrightHarris natural gas bill. THE REPORT also gives Texas representatives in the House the following ratings, with “right” ‘ votes listed first and “wrong” votes listed second: Wright Patman, 9-4; Jack Brooks, 7-4; Brady Gentry, 1-9; Sam Rayburn, 6-1; Bruce Alger, 0-5; Olin E. Teague, 7-12; John Dowdy, 4-6; Albert Thomas, 9-9; Clark W. Thompson; 9-6; Homer Thornberry, 10-7; W. R. Poage, 5-12; James Wright, 2-3; Frank Ikard, 6-7; John Bell, 2-3; Joe Kilgore, 2-3; J. T. Rutherford, 2-3; I Omar Burleson, 7-12; Walter Rogers, 5-7; George H. Mahon, 7 12; Paul J. Kilday, 6-12; 0. C. Fisher, 2-14. In a speech at San Antonio, he biased the Senate hearing on the oil industry as an attept “to destroy the cahacter and integrity of the oil industry.” He also critclearly needed for national securicised foreign aid plans not not ity, saying, “I’m opposed to giving money away for things that have a remote connection with our security.” Clyde R. Orms Dallas businessman, got his campaign off to a bang when, shortly after he annoupnced, a federal bankruptcy commissioner ruled that he had illegally transferred a house to his attorney 18 days before he was declared bankrupt last Dec. 21. It was reported the attorney was Orms’s campaign manager in the current election race. Other candidates who have filed in the race, filing deadline for which is March 3, include Hugh Wilson, a Port Arthur labor leader; Curtis Ford, former state representative from Corpus Christi; and Charles W. Hill, Fort Worth. bers, saying their congressional duties would conflict with the duties of the Council. All other Southern congressmen who were invited also turned down the invitation. Here are some pertinent excerpts from the resolution approving the Advisory Council: “We can win in 1960 only if we begin now to hammer out a forceful, coherent policy and keep communicating it to the public. “Who shall speak for the Dem Kathy Smith ocratic Party? The President of the United States is the only offi