Insurance Firm Hired Senators lution,” and Sen. Frank Owen, El determination. He’s for local selfPaso, retorted, “What’s simple hired through the late T. H. “Red” Parham, a Brooks business associate, to intercede as “arbitrator” on behalf of the land interests of a Brooks-indebted company with the Prison Board and the Land Commissioner. Asked what his capacity was in this transaction, Parkhouse remight be able to … He knew I knew several members of the board … maybe … influence maybe? I don’t know.” The lawyer in the land case was Lester Hall, now president of National Bankers, Parkhouse said. Parkhouse, who is not a lawyer, owns a Dallas advertising firm, Middleton, Inc. He has two salesmen. Moore is listed as the recipient of National Bankers check number 153705 for $257.50 for “legal services.” The check is dated Jan. 4 of either 1956 or 1957 \(the year Sen. Moore said by telephone from College Station: “I’ve handled a few claims for them from time to time. Of course, you rearize I’m an attorney …. I haven’t seen Pierce Brooks in probably four years.” He said the claim work had been in his area and that he is sure it was not this year, although he might have cashed the check this year. National Bankers is undergoing its regular state examination. Brooks and Hall testified before the Senate investigating committee last week on various transactions between National Bankers and ICT and between National Bankers and other Brooks-Hall Of Parkhouse Brooks told the Observer: “One time he assisted us in placing some sign boards and bill boards. He advised us on the location of them. He went with me and helped me locate ’em. That’s the only thing I can ever rememBrooks said he was with Parkhouse a couple of days in this in government when he doesn’t want to do it.” Gonzalez said “we will talk as long as necessary, if by talking we can accomplish some good. I don’t want to have a vainglorious attempt … But if there’s a chance to kill it by talking, I intend to talk.” The segregation bloc sustained a setback Thursday morning. Sen. Bill Wood, Tyler, introduced, without fanfare, a resolution ocndemning “forced integration” and “bayonets at the throat of American children” and inviting Gov. Orval Faubus of Arkansas to speak to the Texas Senate, with Texas House members invited to listen. Kazen called for a second reading. CI can tell you what it does,” said Sen. Jimmy Phillips, Angleton, laughing. Sen. Crawford Martin, Hillsboro, went to the rostrum smiling broadly; Sen. Charles Herring, Austin, rushed up to son, Brownsville, Kazen, and Phillips, were on their feet by the time the second reading was finished. Kazen sought to move to send it to committee, but Martin observed that it would go to a committee unless otherwise voted. Wood moved that it be considered immediately. A dispute arose over what size vote would be required to take it up. Someone or four weekends” on it. He made “trips for him,” he said. Did he recall touring prospective billboard sites with Brooks? “Yeah, I do recall that on billboard sites. We talked about copy in. National Bankers Life ads. colors, things like that. I thought that last money was really for the Parham dealI thought it was pretty damn latebut I got to looking around and found” he had been paid correctly, he said. “I’ve never voted for a bill that Pierce wanted, except I don’t think he wanted to change the house said. “I voted for it \(Governor Daniel’s reorganization of going to vote for any bill that gives eleven members of the Senate the right to dictate to the administrator.” His point here was that the insurance commissioner in the new set-up had to be confirmed by two thirds of the Senate. “I voted for the bill when they struck that. I wouldn’t sign the conference report because that was in it.” “I’ve been very careful in my voting down here, keeping my voting down here separate from my business interest,” he said. He had voted for the constitutional amendment to authorize the state to spend $100 million on advertising,” he said. “I’ve opposed this sales. To m e it’s inherently wrong.” “I’ve got a lot of clients, people that advertise with my company. That don’t necessarily … Some of them I don’t even know about,” Parkhouse said. On the Parham-Hall deal, Parkhouse was hired by a company which, he recalls, was to owe money to National Bankers Life. He interceded for it on a land fencing problem with the Prison Board and the Land Commissioner. Parham, a close associate of Brooks, was killed in an airplane crash in 19555. Parkhouse was to go hunting with Parham in the same private plane in which Par Byron Tunnell, Tyler, and Sam Par son s, Henderson consulted with Daniel, and he indicated at that time he would submit some legislation , the segregation bloc wants submitted. However, he was not expected to submit one of the East Texans’ proposalsillegalizing anyone except a close relative paying another’s poll tax. MEANWHILE, away from the Capitol, the Dallas school board filed a brief with federal court in New Orleans saying midterm integration in Dallas would be “unthinkable and disruptive” and objecting to Judge W. H. Atwell’s decision to that effect as going further than the New Orleans court’s order that Dallas schools be integrated “with all deliberate speed.” In Houston a proposal supported by School Board member s Mrs. A. S. Vandervoort and W. W. Kemmerer for a conference of the board with newspaper editors on integration was defeated 5-2 as “premature” in the light of the light of the pending Dallas case. By the same 5-2 vote, the school board upheld the two high schools which sent band representatives to the Citizens’ Council meeting in Houston at which Gov. Griffin of Georgia spoke and refused to authorize delegates to National Education Assn.. affiliate meetings. Pleasanton, which voted 328-88 to integrate, proceeded with plans for orderly integration. Special Shefferman Used in Texas WASHINGTON More than a score of Texas firms or management associations at one time or another have been clients of Nathan Shefferman’s union-opposing Labor Relations Associates, according to a tabulation. issued here this week by the Senate committee on labor-management racketeering. Included in the lists were Jefferson. County firms or associations which were involved in the bitter 1954 Port Arthur labor dispute out of which grew the “Port Arthur Story” of that year’s gubernatorial campaign between Allan Shivers and Ralph Yarborough. Here is the committee list, by cities: Dallas: Group Hospital Services, Inc. \(this is the corporate name for Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Texas 1 which last year won an NLRB election against the Office Nieman Marcus Co., Sanger Brothers, A. Harris and Co., Dresser Industries. Houston: Battlesteins, Inc., Everett Buelow, Cr a i g’s, Foley Brothers Dry Goods Co., Grants, Joske’s Of Houston, Krupp and Tuffley, n c , Leonard’s store, Levy Brothers Dry Goods Co., Meyer Brothers, Inc., Nieman Marcus Co., J. C. Penney, Retail Merchants Assn., Rolle-Jewett and Beck, Ralph Rupley, Sakowitz. Brothers, Shudde Brothers, Smart Shop, Vogue Shoes, Inc., Werner’s Stores, Bel Wolfman, Inc. San Antonio: Wolff and Marx Co. Austin: The Texas Restaurant Assn. WEEK IN TEXAS OA four-year-old Wichita Falls girt, Laura Byrans, died of bubonic plague, contracted while vacationing in Colorado. OFinal action on the grant of a television channel to Texas Tech, was delayed by the Federal Communications C o m m i s s ion, pending more information on the college’s plans for financing the proposed new station. G6v. Price Daniel will re ceive an honorary Doctor of Civil Laws degree Nov. 22 from Hardin-Simmons College, at Abilene, fdr, said H-S president Evan Allard Reiff, “his service as a practicing attorney, state attorney general, U. S. Senator and governor.” spection work. “I went with him,” he said. Of Moore the company chairman said: “Bill Moore helped us on a legal matter or two. Oh, it’s been a long time since we’ve used him.” Was it last year? Possibly, said Brooks. “It probably was handled through the claim department,” he said. Brooks said National Bankers has “eight, ten, or twelve” billboards in Dallas; they have been posted four or five years. How many sites did he and Parkhouse inspect together? “Might have been a hundred, might have been two hundred,” he said. How many billboards do e s the company have? “There are 15 to 20 up,” he said. “I use his judgment and advice on all our advertising and billboards,” Brooks said. “As I recall that was what it was for. The checks would speak for themselves. “We’ve used senators, representativeswe don’t care who they are,” Brooks added. Brooks was reminded that in 1953 Parkhouse received, from Robert E. Lee Insurance Co., stock he later sold for $7,000. Parkhouse had interceded on that company’s behalf in its difficulties at that time with the Insurance Commission. Was there any similarity to this case? he was asked. “Definitely not. Get that clea… Definitely not,” said Brooks emphatically. `How Come?’ Parkhouse, very grave, perspiring profusely, answered questions about the National Bankers fee and the Parham-Hall transaction at length. “How come Dr. Brooks told you about that?” he asked at one point. He was assured Brooks had only responded to questions. The check from National Bankers, Parkhouse said, was “for a bunch of work I done last year, some billboard designs and locations.” He said he worked “three about this resolution?” Gonzalez had not yet reached the floor, and when Senate Secretary Charles Schnabel reached his name on the roll and called out, “Gonzalez? Gonzalez?” there was laughter in the chamber. By a vote of 14 to 12 \(See “Votto consider the Wood resolution. Sen. Doyle Willis, Fort Worth, came to the press table and remarked, “I believe in states’ rights but I don’t believe in Faubus.” DANIEL W A S REPORTED ready to ask the legislature Monday to pass a bill to give him and local school boards authority to close any local schools in the event federal troops are stationed at the schools and to direct the attorney general to assist local school boards which request him to help them defend suits against segregation. Originally Daniel said he would not submit such legislation until his four proposals had been acted upon. He is now said to feel that because of delaying tactics against some of his bills, especially the lobby bill, he has nothing to gain by holding off further. The Houston Post said he reportedly told a group of East Texans, “you will get your segregation legislation before you go home.” Last Tuesday morning Reps. Joe Pool, Dallas, Ben Ferrell and SENATE PUTS OFF FAUBUS SPEECH ISSUE ham was killed, Parkhouse said. “Parham’s co m p any bought land the prison system had fenced in,” Parkhouse said. “I didn’t try to talk the prison system out of it, exactly. Hall was representing them at the same timeit was a development company in Houston. I don’t even recall how much land was involved, but it was in. Fort Bend County. “We had a general discussion with the Prison Board. The press was there. It was a regular Prison Board meeting. The Prison Board appointed a committee to talk to the Land Rudder. Within a month or two Mr. Parham died, and I dropped out.” “I wasn’t over there trying to pressure it. I was just over trying to see if we could work the thing out,” he said. He was not precisely a moderator, he said, but rather “an arbitrator between the two. If a man knows both groups we could have worked it out, it’d been fine.” The case is now in the courthouse, Parkhouse understands. Parkhouse said as an afterthought he didn’t “even know that I ever In a second interview, Parkhouse recalled that in the Robert E. Lee situation in 1953, he received his stock in late May, 1953, while the legislature adjourned June 6. He did not perform any legislative services for the firm or the officer who represented it in the transaction, he said. “I never discussed legislation with him, except one time he said we ought to pay more for insurance examiners, and I didn’t consider that lob b yin g!” Parkhouse laughed. Parkhouse asked the Observer to be sure to print what he had said about his not having performed legislative services for fees, and he was told the Observer would print everything he had said about these transactions. This has been done. R. D. coaching will be arranged for Negroes who may be backward in any subject, “having been in a school that wasn’t on an equal basis with this one,” said white High School Principal D. C. Baldree. About 35 of the 1,476 students in PleasantOn are Negroes. President Eisenhower did not confirm or deny a report that exGov. Allan Shivers of Texas might be appointed to the new federal civil rights commission. “I think we should, so far as possible, have represented on the commission all types of thinking,” the President said. “There should be men who represent, as nearly as we can find out, the true feelings of the mass of the South … I want to get the spectrum of American opinion on this matter, and I might point out that by law you may not have mote than three of one party” on the six person commission, Eisenhower said. VOTING RECORD Last week the Senate refused to take up, 14-12, ‘a resolution inviting Gov. Orval Faubus to address the Senate. Voting to consider the resolution were Sens. Aikin, Bradshaw, Colson, Lane, Lock,
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