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OOnly half the teachers in Corpus polled on whether they would use educational TV in classroom teaching said yes, but only 8 percent were completely opposed. ORaids on four bawdy houses in Travis county netted 15 women and eight men. Two of the men were let off when it was shown they were salesmen making “unique but legitimate sales.” Sheriff T. 0. Lang, asked what these articles were, at first said he couldn’t say over the phone, then conceded they were diaphragms. The other six men were fined $20.50 for vagrancy. The women were either fined or let go on bond. The Austin Statesman ran the names of all the women, but none of the men. Two pool rooms were closed in Abilene after the halls were warned a week earlier that their Sunday operation violated a city ordinance. Four officers were suspended for ten days without pay for making the raids without authorization. OIn Rosenberg the city coun cil instructed the police chief to close all gambling dens and bagnios. The police chief said they hadn’t had any of that in the two and a half years he’d been chief. Apparently the city council thought otherwise. Bandera Justice of the Peace Simon Triggo was accused of altering court records in order to retain a $117.50 fine against a horseman for “rudely displaying a pistol.” The horseman was riding in a night parade of the Bandera Stompede. OState civil defense director Bill McGill said 120 tornadoes touched down in Texas between. Feb. 16 and May 21 and that flood damage will exceed $100 million, at least $27 million of it to farm property. OFord Motor Co. workers in the Dallas plant settled their differences with management and returned to work. OThe Supreme Court of the U. S. put off a decision on. the offshore boundary dispute between Louisiana and the federal government, saying the issues “are so related to the possible interests of Texas” and other states that they couldn’t be settled until “all the interested parties are before this court.” 0 The executive committee of the loyalist Dallas County Democrats called to “ignore deals” leaders. Through on Republicans made by their attorney Carl Schmolder the committee charged conservative Democrats in Dallas with considering supporting Rep. Bruce Alger, a Republican, for re-election in return for GOP support in Democratic conventions in 1958. 0 Merrill Frazer, Jr., former night news editor for KTBC in Austin, has been appointed administrative assistant to Senator Ralph Yarborough. He joins Jim Boren of Wichita Falls and Charlie Johnson of Austin in this capacity. OJerry Holleman of the State Federation of Labor says merger of the state TSFL and CIO is certain to be accomplished this year. He says if the state groups don’t merge, they will be merged by the national council. Holleman said the jobs of the two state organizations are legislative, educational, and political and that state merger would have no effect on jurisdictional problems. 0 Price Daniel, Ralph Yarbor ough, Lyndon Johnson, Will Wilson have been invited to speak at the founding convention of the Texas State AFL-CIO July 30August 1 in Austin, Holleman and Fred Schmidt of the Texas State CIO said. THE TEXAS OBSERVER Page 8 June 28, 1957 it EXTREMISTS PUSH ‘DOT’ MOVEMENTA labor-dominated convention last month brought into being the so-called ‘Democrats of Texas.’ The splinter group named Mrs. R. D. Randolph of Houston as chairman. Vice-chairman is Alex Dickie, Sr., of Denton, and Secretary-Treasurer is Creekmore Fath of Austin. While ignoring the invitation of the official party organization, the state Democratic executive committee, that all Democrats work together _for the good of the party, the ‘DOT’ group boasts that it is advocating objectives that ‘will strengthen the Democratic Party,’ when in fact it seeks to bring about further division in the party. Leadership in this left-wing liberal movement includes Jerry Holleman, Texas Federation of Labor; Fred Schmidt, CIO State Secretary; B o b Bryant, Texas Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen; W. J. Durham, NAACP lawyer; and others long identified as extreme liberals. Senator Ralph Yarborough addressed the convention, declaring he was proud to be with the group ‘in your hour of triumph.’ Perhaps the most significant development of the convention came when Mrs. Kathleen Voigt, one of the state’s most vocal political organizers, was given the old heave-ho, not only by her Bexar County delegation but also by Mrs. Randolph. It was reported previously that Mrs. Randolph had sent out word that Kathleen `had to go.’ San Antonio sidelightDissension within the ‘DOT’ ranks is reflected in a controversy within the San Antonio group over who WASHINGTON The two Texas senators voted together for the Hell’s Canyon dam in Oregon and together against the civil rights advocates’ move to route the civil rights bill around committee hearings that would have been bound to delay it considerably. Lyndon Johnson was generously commended on the Senate floor for his work for Hell’s Canyon dam. Ralph Yarborough, taking part in the debate for the measure, also received some kind words. Johnson defended the point of order against dispensing with the civil rights committee hearings, which was voted down, 45-39. Yarborough’s vote for committee hearings on civil rights abated but did not entirely end speculation about his civil rights position. Such questions remain as whether he will help in the forthcoming Senate filibuster and how he will vote on more substantive issues. Sen. Richard Neuberger \(D.cific Northwest owe Johnson a debt. His colleague, Wayne Morse, put Johnson “at the head of the list” in the Hell’s Canyon fight. “The victory … could not have been accomplished” without Johnson’s leadership, he said. “I thank Lyndon Johnson today.” Neuberger said Johnson was in company with George Norris of Nebraska and Franklin Roosevelt of Hyde Park in working for the benefit of an area far from his home state. Sen. Frank Church not have passed the Senate without the support and direction of Johnson, “in whom all Democrats should take great pride.” Yarborough interrupted Church during a long speech to say Church was presenting “the most stimulating material concerning the great Northwest and the Snake River I have heard since reading the journals of Lewis and Clark when I was a boy.” Yarborough asked Church if he was conversant with the fact that since Idaho Power was asking a Dr. B. E. Masters, Kilgore race supremacist and presi dent of the Citizen’s Councils of Texas, has been named to the edi torial board of the Citizens’ official Southwide pub gress that those dams were built.” Yarborough went on to say it was a proud day for him and a victory for the country and its people that “this great natural asset has been turned back to its rightful owners and for their benefitall the people.” Church interjected: “I wish only to say that it was a proud day for the Democratic Party when Ralph Yarborough was elected to the ‘U. S. Senate.” Morse said the victory wouldn’t have been possible but for some new members such as yarborough. Johnson, on the Senate floor, and Yarborough, in three statements, worked together to drum up support for flood control and dam-building projects for Texas -. The House passed a flood controlnavigation b ill alloting Texas $14.6 million. Johnson said “people are getting fed up with the gouging they are receiving in high interest rates” in a statement. ing their requests from 12 to 15 days. James Street, president of West Texas Oil and Gas Assn., remarked, “the purchasers are setting their own allowables anyway. We may wishfully think that 15 days should be taken, but in reality they won’t take production based on that many days.” In Washington Gov. Price Daniel conferred with White House staff members protesting the imports; Sen. Lyndon Johnson advised the Senate of the word on the President’s attitude; Ralph Yarborough, the junior senator, condemned foreign oil and the Anglo-American Oil Co., commenting on. “this administration’s known proclivity and settled reputation for doubletalk.” Conoco, Gulf, and Sinclair have raised their prices two-tenths of a cent per gallon on gasoline. Higher wage scales are blamed. GI Forum Hits Braceros DALLAS The American GI Forum of Texasa politically-oriented organization of Latin-American veteranscame to grips with the Texas Good Neighbor Commission and tabled a resolution asking Congress to extend federal minimum wage coverage to migratory laborers in a convention here. A counter-resolution asked instead that action be taken against Mexican residents who commute across border bridges to work in the states, to bar Oriental labor from the country, and to limit braceros to proved labor shortages. A resolution to abolish the Good Neighbor Commission was tabled; but in the discussion it was severely criticized as “teasippers,” “do-nothing,” and “a whitewash group” and the suggestion was made and received with agreement that Governor Daniel ought to give it punitive powers or abolish it. James DeAnda of Corpus was elected new state chairman, replacing Richard Casillas of San Antonio. In other resolutions, the Forum: Commended t h e Mathis G I Forum, with attorney DeAnda’s help, for winning a law suit against Latin school segregation there. Asked Daniel to include antiloan shark legislation in his agenda for the special session in October. Endorsed state and federal slum clearance and urban renewal, the annual session and pay for legis lators amendment; and establishment of kindergarten classes as provided by a new state law. Criticzed the doubling of state college tuitions. Agreed to assist the Texas Council on Migrant Labor and other groups such as the Bishop’s committee for the Spanish-Speaking and the AFL-CIO to improve the lot of migrant labor. A wire from Sen. Ralph Yarborough praised the Forum. Texas AUSTIN It is an old story that the Texas oil industry views oil imports with predictable alarm. There is a new twist this week: a spokesman for President Eisenhower says he does, too, and is ready to order an investigation to find out if he should order them cut down. The background for the old debate’s new vigor was the Railroad Commission’s deep cut of allowable oil production to 13 producing days in 31-day July. The limit for the month is 3,027,786 barrels, lowest since September, 1955. Gen. Earnest Thompson explained the deep cut is to take away the surplus Suez-induced production that wasn’t needed and to work off excess crude stocks resulting from imports. Majors and independents asked the commission for the cut, vary Back Hell’s Canyon, South on Rights tax writeoff of $83.5 million and there are some 65 or 70 million American wage earners and taxpayers, the company was urging the government “to stick its fingers into the pockets of the American taxpayers a n d take more than a dollar out of the pocket of each wage earner.” Yarborough said after the vote he was “thrilled … as the most junior member of the Senate” to have voted for the dam. He noted he had served on the original board of the Texas LCRA, “which we call the little TVA,” in 1935. “We built six dams under the leadership of the then youngest representative in the nation, the present majority leader, the distinguished senior senator from Texas. It was under his leadership in the United States Con Jake Pickle Hired By State Committee AUSTIN The state Democratic executive committee has taken to the mimeograph in its battle with the Democrats of Texas organization. In the first “official bulletin of the Democratic Party of Texas,” it is announced that Jake Pickle, former campaign aide for Gov. Shivers, former member of the public relations firm of Syers, Pickle & Winn, and former campaign manager for Gov. Price Daniel in 1956, has been hired as statewide director of organization. Pickle’s salary is $12,000 a year, plus expenses. Meanwhile, it is reported in. Austin that Jim Lindsey, chairman of the committee, is about to withdraw from his paid status \(the salary voted him the traditional unpaid status of the state Democratic chairman. “Within the next few months,” said the committee’s newsletter, Democratic meetings and rallies will be held in each of the state senatorial districts in. Texas …. Discussions to date have been primarily in the field of preliminary organizational plans.” Nettled by the DOT state meeting, the executive committee bulletin observed that the bulletin board in the Austin hotel the night before “gave a clear indication of how the convention attendance was bolstered by called meetings of special groups. Listed on the board: United Steel Workers, the AF of L Democrats, the `Democrats of Texas,’ and the Harris County Democrats \(offices at 2501 Crawford St., Harris The newsletter also aimed a number of barbs at DOT and some of its leaders. It said: Councils’ lication. OSen. Henry Gonzalez, speak ing in Dallas in an interview said that in San Antonio integration has been successful in the schools, swimming pools, and city auditorium “in all phases.” He said the Negroes by and large continue to swim “at their own pools.” owns the list of names, equipment, and other material collected the past few years when the Democratic Advisory Committee was being administered by Mrs. Voigt. Attorneys have been hired by the various contestants, which include Mrs. Voigt, and even now there is considerable question who actually will be the leader in Bexar County for the ‘DOT’ element. Holleman, Schmidt, Bryant, and Durham are members at large of the 42-member executive board of Democrats of Texas. There are five other members at large and an additional member from each