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Connally. Seeks Funds; DOT’ll He1p–Maybe GONZALEZ LETS FLY AUSTIN J. Ed Connally, the state Democratic exec u t i v e committee’s chairman of the Dollars! for Democrats drive date Oct. 11-12, has written a solicitation Or funds direct to every precinct chairman, apparently bypassing tile county ! Democratic executive committees. A letter addressed “pear Precinct Chairman,” on a sheet of paper with “J. E. CorTally, Box 1621, Abilene,” at the , top and signed “Ed” over “J. E. formally,” received in Austin, states: “As you know I am the State Chairman of the Dollars for Democrats drive, having been appointed by the National Committee. This is a national, state, and local campaign. We are writing you and the other precinct chairmen asking you to participate and I am sure your County’ Chairman will be contacting you soon.” The letter asks for $1, for “each voting member of your family.” “We will likely use youi name in statewide publicity … if you have no objection,” it is stated. Meantime, Mrs. R. D. Randolph, state chairman of the Democrats of Texas, wrote Jim Lindsey, chairman of the state executive committee, advising him as of Sept. 26 that she thin s Texans who genuinely suppo the national Democrats can `put aside other considerations and go out to help raise the dollars iieeded to defeat our Republican opponents.” She said that “funds. retained by the present state !executive committee may well j be used against the interests of tthe party and for the payment a the salary and expenses of a professional Shivercrat.” She proposed that all funds raised pe sent to the national party, that “no funds s all be re’ tained by any faction in Ike , state,” and that at volunteer V:Irkers be assured “that none of tie money raised will be used directly or in Skelton Says POT Has No Authority SAN ATONIO Sen. Lyndon Johnsott’s statements that he is not a candidate for the Democratic prlesidential nomination in 1960 re to be taken with a grain of sa t, Democratic national committeeman Byron Skelton said here this week. President Eisenhower, I Skelton said, said he would ndt accept the nomination in 1952 but was a candidate at the convention. 1 Johnson, said Skelton, “is a leader of men, an architect of government without peer in either party. No other man is So trained in the art and skill of goVernment and statesmanship, u riA. e s s it would be Sam Rayburn. “I think we have the! greatest opportunity we’ve ever, had to nominate a man from the South, , 1 Lyndon Johnson.” Skelton, in San Antonio 1 !. to boost the state Democratic xecutive committee blessed “Dollars for Democrats drive, said he . thought the Arkansas integration controversy would have no effect on Johnson’s nomination chances. He said he thought Eisenhositrer made “a ?terrible mistake” in : sending troops to Little Rock, 4k. Skelton conferred with Harold Winters, Bexar County Coordinator for the SDEC fund drive, and told reporters the “only ‘persons” authorized to conduct Democratic Party fund raising campaigns are those selected by local party leaders who have been appointed by state and national party officials. directly to pay the salary or expenses of Jake Pickle.” “We know that these conditions will be accepted by all persons desiring to help the Democratic Party,” Mrs. Randolph said. She asked for a reply. The reference in Connally’s letter that he had been “appointed by the National Committee” is challenged by some liberals. Paul Butler, n a ti o n a l Democratic chairman, stated at the recent Oklahoma City conference, in conversation with persons from Texas, that he had been advised by Connally and Byron Skelton, Democratic national committeeman, that Connally had been designated by Lindsey. The following week Butler put out a release that Lindsey was going to handle the drive in Texas, he explained. Johnson Slams Labor–Dickie AUSTIN . Alex Dickie, vice president of Democrats of Texas and president of the Texas Farmers Union, told a group of about fifty Young Democrats in D en ton Friday night that Sen. Lyndon Johnson advised a group of Farmers Union delegates in Washington that their trouble was not in Washington but in Austin in the offices of the Texas AFL-CIO, the Observer is advised. Dickie, speaking at a meeting of the North. Texas State College YoUng Democrats in the Southern Hotel, spoke, for an hour. He said Sen. Ralph Yarborough told him he, Yarborough, thinks Gov. Price Daniel should have an opponent next summer. Dickie said further that if the DOT does not get control of the state Democratic executive cornmittee by next summer, Sen. Johnson will be the next presidential nominee. Dickie noted midway in his talk that there were no reporters present, which was correct. information was obtained illegally by appointees of this Governor or his predecessor, or they were obtained by the Governor himself, and then knowingly made available to the board for these improper purposes. “If they were obtained illegally, then any respect for the office which he holds dictates that the Governor immediately institute an investigation … and take appropriate a c t ip n against any board member found to have engaged in such illegal activity. “Finally, the Governor can not escape responsibility for the situation at Texas Tech, because under the law, the Governor is specifically given the authority to remove any director for inefficiency or inattention to his duties. Certainly, any time one or all of the directors seek to use their office for personal ends of political vengeance, and the suppression of ideas with which he disagrees, rather than for the promotion of the best interests of Texas Technological College as an educational institution, they are guilty of inefficiency and inattention to duty. “Thus final responsibility for this whole sordid situation now rests squarely at the Governor’s door, and the people of Texas Fosdick Faubus’ acting in the name of the Democratic Party, and no other Democratic Party leader of any magnitude or size publicly rebuking his defiance of law and his espousal of mob rule. “I find it hard to tell the difference between what Price Daniel and Ralph Yarborough are saying other out; they use different words, but they both say the same thing. They both agree with Faubusin a way. Naturally, we sympathize, we take no comfort, in a Republican administration. But I waited and waited. I thought, ‘surely a Democratic leader will speak out’ … we acquiesced with silence. I do not think the Negro \(and I am not so presumptuous as to say that I speak for any minority, even my law; I think he is trying awfully hard, though, anxiously hard, to be a brother. “I remember that there was a Negro among the Franciscans who founded the first San Antonio mission; that the captain of the Pinta was a Negro; that when Balboa first looked upon the Pacific Ocean, there was a Negro man standing beside him. I feel even today that this mediocrity who occupies the governorship of Arkansas doesn’t really reflect the majority opinion of the people of Arkansas.” The Texas Senate: “I do not personally criticize, I Ramsey. He is doing what he can do and get away with. I do not attack personally: a senator just doesn’t do that to another senator, even if George Parkhouse did it to me. “But any man who has any manhood about him who sits in the Texas Senate gets to feel like a castrated bulla Mamelukebecause he sits there and he gets recognized on the whim of the presiding officer. That’s why labor put out a report that had me ‘not voting’ on some issues; I couldn’t find out what we were voting onno discussion, no questioningand I wasn’t about to should not be, and will not be silenced in their demand for the truth about this whole episode, or in their demand that the Governor of this state fulfill the responsibilities of his high office in this new scandal in a long series of scandals for which Texas Government has become notorious.” True Freedom? Abernethy raised a number of more general points, among which was his assertion that the Bill of Rights and the Constitution protect a person’s liberty only against acts by government and the agents of government. Liberty must be supported also in statutory law protecting “the citizen employee’s right to speak his mind without fear of loss of his job,” restraining “self appointed guardians of the public mind from imposing their will and their limits on thought and expression.” “Today in many places, an employee may suffer discharge from his employment for expressing publicly ideas of which his em1 ployer disapproves. D o es he really, under these circumstances, have freedom of speech? Let us take the instance in which the editors an owners of a newspaper in a particular city felt strongly on a certain public issue, but found it advisable not to take a vote and spend the rest of my life apologizing for an ignorant act. Eleven men in the Senate, anytime they get together, they can keep any bill from passing … the Senate has rules, but it hasn’t followed them in a decade. If I am to pay for this criticism \(and fine. It won’t be the first time. You’ve heard the story about the bee that was too busy and didn’t have time for birth control and that’s why there are so many sons of bees? Until the rules of the Senate are followed, other attempts at reform are but mockery.” Discrimination: “I wrote to Gov. Daniel suggesting that he include fair employment practices legislation in the special session. I have had no answer. If I applied for a job as a lineman with the San Antonio Public Service Board, they would take a look at my Spanish surname and I wouldn’t get it. This is more than accidental. It is more than accident that you get a reservoir of workers from one pool of people, only. For the five Southwestern states, the median income for Spanish surname people ranges from a high of $1,628 in California to a low of $980 in With Harry Truman and Robert Anderson the top speakers, the Sam Rayburn Library will be dedicated Wednesday in Bonham. In Dallas, Rayburn said a Southerner of “ability and stature” eventually may be elected President. But of himself, for that honor, he said: “I was born in the wrong section of the country and at the wrong time.” OMilton “Peter Rabbit” Wil liams, the Caldwell Negro accused of rape \(Observer, Sept. son County; a change of’ venue has been ordered. OSen. Ralph Yarborough made speeches on inflation \(to Oak Cliff Chamber of Comto strong public stand in the paper’s editorial columns, because of the great economic pressure of interests favoring the other side. of that particular issue. Did that paper truly enjoy freedom of the press? A minister of a church in the same community dared not take his stand publicly on the same issue because of the effect it would have on a campaign then under way to raise money. Did he enjoy true freedom of speech? “Or what of the right of the people to petition their government, when Citizens’ Councils and For America groups organize in. Texas and elsewhere, to deny employment and impose other economic penalties upon fellow American citizens who sign petitions asking that school boards comply with the Constitution of the United States concerning racial integration in the schools, or express ideas which they dislike?” Closing, .Abernethy suggested citizens take as a guide for the day the reply of Solon of Greece, when asked how justice could be secured in Athens: “If those who are not injured feel as indignant as those who are.” The former Tech professor was introduced by Harris County Democrat chairman Bob Eckhardt as “a man who has devoted his life to ‘teaching” who was fired Texas. As for religious tolerance, this is another place where we must stand up and be’ counted.” Moderation: “We hear talk about moderation, lots of talk about moderation. My opponent \(in his Senate implying ‘watch out for that fellow Gonzalez. He’s a radical.’ So I said, ‘I guess what you mean by moderation is 65 cents a day food budget for state mental patients, and 90 cents a day food budget for patients in the San Antonio Tuberculosis Hospital.’ We need to remember the sage statement: ‘The time to worry about this country is not when we are battling ourselves, for it is then that our democracy functions best. The time to worry is when all is moderation.’ ” Gonzalez told the Observer at the close of the YD meeting that if there is a tax bill in , the forthcoming special session he will seek to abolish tuitionany tuition chargeat the University of Texas. About reports that Gov. Daniel may call a second special session to consider segregation measures, Gonzalez said: “Well, that’s only 30 days. There’d be a time limit. We can filibuster ’em ’till they’re sick of it.” Cliff, Yarborough said: “Inflation is the number one economic problem of the nation.” Baylor students heard him pledge to work for extension of the GI Bill’s educational provisions to all men drafted since Korea. Gov. Daniel sent aide Read Granberry, director of the Legislative Council, to a Chicago “Federal-State Action Committee” meeting instructed to offer a resolution opposing federal aid to education. OAtty. Gen. Will Wilson, for the Insurance Board, has filed a suit to test constitutionality of the insurance liquidation act’s provisions for appointment of a liquidator. from his job “for taking on in his private life that in which every man should participate, county and higher conventions.” `As Citizens’ Eckhardt said the issue in the Texas Tech scandal “goes to the very essence of democratic government.” “The question is whether such men working in state colleges can continue to exercise their rights and responsibilities as citizens.” Among other speakers at the