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/ Liberal political leaders now V understand that Sen. Ralph Yarborough asserts he will run against Gov. Daniel next summer if some other exponent of the cause of the loyal Democrats does not. They understand he is well disposed toward the possibility that Dist. Judge James Sewell, Corsicana, or D. A. Tom Moore, Waco, might become a candidate. Mentioned often as a potential conservative opponent to enter the lists against Yarborough: Ex-Sen. William Blakley and Ex-A.G. John, Ben Shepperd. The Valley Chamber of Commerce has dated Blakley Dec. 9; The Dallas News says he is behaving like “a man about to run.” Yarborough, who has traveled more than 18,000 miles in Texas since Congress ended, is running for some office, too: he is chief speaker at the Houston Home Builders Assn. Dec 18 and is speaking all over the state. A heavy favorite for re-election, he would have a harder go against Daniel. Most loyalist leaders favor his running for re-election because they like his Senate performance and want to be sure he is firmly in office as leader of Texas loyalist Democrats. They are now debating whether to support, more or less perfunctorily, a candate like Sen. Charles Herring, Austin, or to field a militant loyalist like Walter Hall, Dickinson banker, Sewell or Moore. \(Herring is reported unwilling to oppose Gov. Ben. Ramsey by the Gov. Daniel is in trouble with DOT’s Position Is Reiterated AUSTIN Mrs, R. D. Randolph, chairman of Democrats of Texas, has accused “some of the more irresponsible newspaper columnists and editorialists” of trying to attribute “a variety of positions on a number of subjects” to DOT which that organization has not in fact adoptea. Her position statement: DOT h a s pledged support of the Democratic platform, recognizes that all citizens are entititled “to enjoy equally all the rights and privileges of citizenship, regardless of race, sex, color or creed,” and endorses a party registration law, strict party convention rules, repeal of the poll tax as a prerequisite to voting, and support of party nominees by all party officers. the Latin-American voters in South Texas. He was told by a machine spokesman that he could kiss the Latinos in Laredo goodbye if he called the second special session, and he called it anyway. Now the Corpus Christi Caller after saying “surely” Daniel had not read the Sadler-Lane “antitroops” bill when he called the special session, concluded that it is “an open inivitation to destroy the public school system of Texas” and that Daniel “must be held accountable if he does not veto it.” Daniel has approved the legislation. Yarborough’s rising stock was underscored last week as about 100 legislators, including perhaps 25 of 31 senators, turned up at his dinner for the legislature at the Commodore Perry. On a House registering of who could and who could not attend, many did not register, but only one, Rep. Joe Pool, Dallas, registered “nay.” House members collected about $180 to help Yarborough defray the costs of the event. / An appeal for contributions of $50 to $500 \(“Legitimate mittee for Constitutional Government to fight for the DirksenGwinn amendment limiting income taxes to 35 percent of income is signed by a group of ten Texas businessmen. The letter on stationery headed “Houston, Texas Citizens group” asks for money to be sent to Leighton F. Young, National Bank of Commerce, Houston, and is signed by typed names of Rex Baker \(viceThompson \(president. G e n eral presW. R. Archer \(chairman, Uncle Jr. \(president, Hamman. Oil & presnon \(president, L. K. Pump Valve president, mons \(president, Arthur-Smith presia final note, “affiliations for identification only.” ,/ Reports of continue to Sid Richardson get out of the business. some authority be received that may be ready to independent oil ,/ / Word from Washington is that the state Democratic executive committee’s perform ance on the Dollars for Demo crats drive was not impressive. MORE BULLSTICKING Daniel Opposition Is Developing brave bull and the courageous man matching ardor … and the man, to compensate for his super ior intelligence, giving the brute more and more advantages, but dominating him still with his will, weaving him into intricate arabesques with his piece of flan nel, converting the blind lust to kill into patterns as precise and formal as that of the gavotte. And then you are automatically on your feet, with all the other true beasts, yelling in a different way from the way people yell at prize fights or college football games, at the ballet or the play. The drums are playing a rapid tattoo and the trumpets are wail ing the Diana and the torero is twisting the bull around and around his stomach, staining his effeminate, spangled, archaic costume with fresh scarlet. And the beast is secondary now, the fight er knows he has dominated his true enemy in the stands. And contemptuously, casually, he is taking his revenge for all the catcalls and whistles they’d doled him before. And once you have had this \(this “suspension of disbelief,” will go back Sunday after Sunday, month after month, year after year, waiting for its recurrence, And nothing anybody can write about it, whittling it down or blowing it up, explaining it away or poeticizing it, playing God or Gide about it, kidding it or wailing about it \(not even selfelected experts like Torn Lea and Barnaby Conrad, cashing in on stop you coming back to the sanded arena week after week as helplessly in thrall as any crapshooter or Holy Roller or hophead. \(Or any chess fiend, SDEC blames Democrats of Texas non-cooperation in its latest newsletter, saying the campaign was confused because Sen. Yarborough and Mrs. R. D. Randolph wanted all their funds to go to the national committee. Neither SDEC nor DOT has yet announced how much money was raised. Kenneth McCalla, chief rail road lobbyist in Austin who no commented when polled by the Observer on the new lobby bill, has since been quoted saying: “You don’t need a law to keep you honest.” / It is perhaps not as likely as it seemed for a time that A.G. Will Wilson would run for governor if a hot race developed against Daniel. His threat to do so might have been calculated to discourage opposition. It is unlikely at this point that either the organized conservatives or the organized liberals would give him much support. Hot state senatorial races are shaping up for the summer. Among possibilities: against Sen. Ratliff, Stamford, Reps. Latimer, Abilene, and Patterson, Snyder; against Sen. Rogers, Childress, Rep. Saul, Kress; against Sen. Phillips, Angleton, Rep. Schwartz of Galveston; against Sen. Bracewell, Houston, Rep. Baker, Houston; against Sen. Roberts, McKinney, Rep. Korioth, Sherman; against Sen. Parkhouse, Rep. Sanders, Dallas; against Sen. Ashley, Llano, ex-Rep. Briscoe, Uvalde. Sen. Lock, Lufkin, is re tiring. Coming up for re-election also, Sens. Aikin, Paris; Fuller, THE SELECTED WRITINGS OF JUAN RAMON J I M I N E Z, translated by H. R. Hays \(edited and with a preface by Euand Cudahy, New York, $4.75. If, like the reviewer, you enjoyed Eloise Roach’s and the University of Texas Press’s Platero and I, here is more of the same, including several works by Jimenez never before published in any language. I do not know whether Mr. Hays is as good a translator as Miss Roach, but it does not seem to matter. I have not read fresher lyrics in many years. Editor Florit, a Cuban critic and essayist, has selected several prose pieces by Jimenez for inclusion in this volume, which is arranged chronologically over the last half century so as to give some insight into the development of Jimenez’s mind and art. It is a great mind, and a highlydeveloped art. FIFTEEN BY THREE, Fifteen Short Stories by R. V. Cassill, Herbert Gold, and James B. Hall. New Directions, New York, 1957. $1.35. This volume, a paperback by the sometimes avant-garde New Directions press, promises more than it produces. ND’s James Laughlin, in a preface, says these stories \(there are five each, and an introduction each, by Cassill, writers who are “trying to do something to keep the short story from going stale and keep it growing as a form.” I found the stories good, all of them, but not as Laughlin claims “exciting to read … because the forms they take are … fresh and develop from the unique approach of these three Port Arthur; Hardeman, San Angelo; Lane, Center; Martin, Hillsboro; Moore, Bryan; and Weinert, Seguin, against any of whom opposition could develop. With public feeling against the Senate an unmeasured but explosive factor, the Senate races will be as interesting as the bigger ones. Speaker Sam Rayburn is tell ing people he hopes Rep. Barefoot Sanders, Dallas, will get in the race for Congressman from Dallas. He thinks Sanders has a marvelous name and a winning political manner. VTom Griffin, Bastrop County judge, and Rep. Glenn Kothmann, San Antonio, seem to be likely candidates for agriculture commissioner against incumbent John White. / Oak Cliff Tribune editor Ray Zauber says Joe Pool’s name is “probably a swear word” to Gov. Daniel because he “forced” the troop bill on Daniel. Archer Fullingim says in the Kountze News of U. S. suit for Texas tidelands: “This appears to be the monumental doublecross of all time. Remember how Ike promised and promised to give the tidelands back to Texas?” / Ernest Joiner, in the Rails V Banner, says the “troops” bill is “just another in a long series of under-handed devices to keep Negroes out of white schools. It is naturally an unconstitutional law … We ought to here before some of that East Texas stupidity rubs off on him.” writers.” The stories are good, not because they are said to be experimental exercises, which is doubtful, but simply because they are good stories by the oldest of standards of judging good fiction. Advice: Buy the book; skip the introductions by the authors and the preface by Laughlin; read it just for the fun of reading good writing. ENGLISH HISTORIANS, Select passages compiled by Bertram Newman. Oxford University Press, London, New York, Toronto, 1957. $4.25. This collection, compiled by Bertram Newman for the English Association, and beautifully as alwaysproduced by the Oxford Press, illustrates the progress in English historical writing from the 16th Century to the present, from Oman, More, and Holinshed to Sir Winston Churchill, Toynbee, and G. M. Trevelyan. There are extracts from more than 60 historians, chosen apparently for their literary as well as their historical worth. As for the worth of the book, I agree with Miss G. V. Wedgewood, who wrote the foreword: \(4. . . reveals at a glanceor at least between the covers of one bookthe variety and strength of the English tradition in historical writing.” There are many passages which bring the historical moment they describe leaping to the eye and brain and heart. Take Sir Thomas More, writing of the death of Richard III, in “The Murder of the Princes in the Tower”: “King Richard, himself, as ye shall hereafter hear, slain in the field, hacked and hewed of his enemies’ hands, harried on horseback dead, his hair in despite torn and tugged like a cur dog; \\/ South Texan, publication of the South Texas Chamber of Commerce, says A. G. Wilson was right when he predicted “a watered-down. lobby bill and a lobbied-down water bill.” / “Texas Businessman” says problems ahead include a $12 million deficit in state government, “A new taxbill, the search for a new tax base to replace oil and gas.” Suggested: shoulder the burden …” The Drake Agency, a PR out fit, was hired to turn out re leases on the Lyndon Johnson Dinner Dec. 4 in Houston. A Houston Press news story head line on the event promised: “Sen. Johnson Will Tell You Something Big.” / Elton Miller, in the White Rocker, remarks on the Johnson dinner Dec. 10 in Dallas: “Look down the list of those who are sponsoring the coming appearance of … Johnson. There ain’t a Democrat in the carload. Laurence Melton is one of the big boys. You mail your check to Watson Associates if you want tickets to the dinner. Not a single one of them voted for Adlai Stevenson or Franklin Roosevelt or Harry Truman. They’re the folks who always kick Democrats out of Democrat conventions. It’s okay, I assume.” / Houston Press said the Texas Senate’s reputation “smirched by the shady actions of many of its members, reached an all-time, rockbottom low” when it rejected William Harrison as insurance committioner. S e n. Hardeman, San Angelo, “the major hatchetman” against lobby regulation, led the fight, the Press said. and the mischief that he took, within less than three years of the mischief that he did.” L. J. LEGALS CITATION BY PUBLICATION THE STATE OF TEXAS TO Effie Marie Ahart, Defendant, in the hereinafter styled and numbered cause: You are hereby commanded to appear before the 126th District Court of Travis County, Texas, to be held at the courthouse of said county in the City of Austin, Travis County, Texas, at or before 10 o’clock A.M. of the first Monday after the expiration of 42 days from the date of issuance hereof; that is to say, at or before, 10 o’clock A. M. of Monday the 23rd day of December, 1957, and