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BOW WILLIAMS Automobile and General Insurance Budget Payment Plan Strong Stock Companies 624 LAMAR, AUSTIN GReenwood 2-0545 Let’s Abolish the Poll Tax! Over $100 Million Insurance In Force =NO OIL INDUSTRIES LIFE MOO HOME OFFICE 5011 FANNIN, HOUSTON First life insurance company in Texas with $1,000,000 Capital and Surplus paid in cash prior to writing business paign to turn consumers against farmers, and farmers against union labor. He said Benson has tried to force REA co-operatives to allow private power interests to operate their plants and wanted private power companies cut in on government loans to REA’s for generating and transmission facilities. Benson also, said Yarborough, wants to wreck the rural telephone coops, the FHA and the family farm. The resolution was attacked in the Senate by Republican Everett Dirksen of Illinois and in Texas by a 1957 Yarborough opponent for the Senate-Atty. Thad Hutcheson of Houston. BRAINPOWER IS OUR MOST VITAL RESOURCE, You can’t .dig education out of the earth. There’s only one place where business and industry can get the educated men and women so vitally needed for future progress. That’s from our colleges and universities. Today these institutions are doing their best to meet the need. But they face a crisis. The demand for brains is increase fast, and so is the pressure of college application& More money must be raised each year to expand fricilitiee bring faculty salaries up to an adequate standard provide a sound education for the young people who need and deserve It. As a practical business measure, help the colleges or universities of your choice-now! The returns will be greater than yea think: If you want to know what the college crisis means to you, write for a free booklet to: HIGHER EDUCATION. Box 36, Times Square Sietiok $ York 36, New York. Shaw Transportation Company, Inc. E. P. SHAW, PRESIDENT Houston, Texas THE TEXAS OBSERVER Page 4 April 25, 1958 LABOR VIEWS THE VOTE RECORD AUSTIN Nineteen state legislators made Texas AFL-CIO’s hit parade during the three 1957 legislative sessions ; 18 sang screeching duds. The unions’ assessment of the politicians’ voting records counts various votes as good or bad. The tabulation lists separate assessments for “labor and wage issues” and “all issues”; the Observer here reviews the figures for “all issues.” Taking as a standard whether a legislator was not wrong less than one vote out of every five tabulated, or not right less than one out of each of the five votes, the Observer has drawn up an interpretation of the AFL-CIO figures. By this standard, which in effect does not give legislators credit for votes they missed, these 19 legislators were not wrong more than 20 percent of the time during the regular and two special sessions last year according to Texas labor’s standards of right and wrong: Sens. Gonzalez, 23 right votes, 3 wrong; Herring, 24-4; and Rogers, 24-6; Reps. Bryan, 21-7; Fenoglio, 234; Glass, 30-7; Harrington. 32-3; Hollowell. 30-6; Charles Hughes, 33-4; Jackson. 28-6; Korioth, 31-2; Mullen, 33-4; Myatt, 33-5; Sherrill, 32-2; Springer, 36-2; Wheeler, 324; G. T. Wilson, 29-7; Yezak, 29-7; and Zbranek. 27-6. The 18 legislators who were not right more than 20 percent of the time: Sens. Fly, 5-22; Lock, 5-24; Martin, 3-18; Parkhouse, 4-25; Ratliff, 5-24; Weinert. 4-23; Wood, 5-22: Reps. Atwell, 4-27; Bartram, 724; Day. 7-31; Ellis, 6-25; Heatly, 6-22; Johnson, 7-29; McDonald, 332; Saul, 3-26; Seeligson, 4-32; T. Shannon, 7-31; Max Smith, 4-33. Texas Manufacturers’ Assn has not published a voting list. It is likely that its ratings would be about the same as labor’s, except SAVE NOW for The Future! Open Your Account at Alice Savings & roan Association CURRENT DIVIDEND RATE 3%% PER ANNUM Insured by an Agency of the Federal Gov’t BOB MULLEN, Vice President Mullen Building Alice, Texas that the “gdod” and “bad” votes would be reversed. Among the more significant evaluations in the AFL-CIO report are those of Sens. Gonzalez, of whom are mentioned for statecandidate for the Senate in Housdate for speaker of the House; candidate for agriculture comcandidates for the Democratic nomination for Congress in Dallas. To weigh the ratings in terms of one’s own values, a reader needs to be apprised of the issues selected for tabulation and the values by which AFL-CIO counted votes “good” or “bad.” The Observer does not have space for a comprehensive review of these factors. but they are set out in the unions’ report on their tabulations, available from the Austin AFL-CIO office, 1011 San Jacinto. Among the issues selected were workmen’s comp, unemployment comp, fireman’s pay, legislative pay, the college tuition doubling, a utility tax cut, slum clearance, the Pool bill, redistricting, farm experiment stations, the segregation bills, the water and lobbying bills, the code of ethics, higher license plate fees, and loan shark control. On labor issues the AFL-CIO report favors union-benefiting votes. On general issues, including school segregation, the report embodies liberal interpretations. The report said that a friendly majority favored measures important to labor in the House, while there was a strong minority for them in the Senate. “It was only by the power of Lt. Gov. Ben Ramsey, who selects the Senate committees, and Speaker Waggoner Carr, who names the House committees, that friendly legislation was killed in committee,” it is said. The report also says the lobby bill was killed in the regular session because “Ramsey stacked the ‘free’ conference committee with opponThe Observer added together labor’s assessments of legislators for the regular and special sessions to produce a summary figure for each legislator. The total of votes AFL-CIO thought good are given first, the total of those thought bad, second. THE SENATE Aikin 18-13, Ashley 12-17, Bracewell 9-21, Bradshaw 12-18, Colson 11-17, Fly 5-22, Fuller 1612, Gonzalez 23-3, Hardeman 7-24, Hazlewood 15-12, Herring 24-4, WASHINGTON When Sen. Ralph Yarborough \(with Wisconsin’s William Proxsolve that Pres. Eisenhower should ask for the resignation of Agriculture Sec’y. Ezra Benson, he was following successful precedents. In 1911, after charges had been brought against Interior Sec’y. Richard Ballinger \(of the Taft a resolution declaring that there was evidence to show Ballinger was “not deserving of public confidence and that he should not longer be retained.” The Senate NAACP Adopts `Urgent’ Plan DALLAS Directors of the Texas Conference of Branches of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, meeting here recently in what they called an “urgent” meeting, adopted a sixpoint action program. The program: Statewide membership and fund-raising drives; reactivation of old branches and establishment of new ones; a program of information and education on NAACP functions and the services of other civic and welfare organizations, local and statewide; action to impress citizens of their responsibility to vote and to inform them on the records of public officials and candidates through educational campaigns; and a program for promoting the employment advancement of Negroes in municipal, state and federal jobs, private industries. MERIT HEARING AUSTIN The state Merit System Council hearing sought the past several weeks by Lee G. Williams, recently fired by split decision of the Texas Employment Commission from his post of 20 years as TEC’s general counsel, was scheduled for Friday. There’ll be a full report in next week’s Observer. 18-17, Dugas 9-26, Dungan 23-13, Ehrle 14-21. Elliott 20-15, Ellis 625, Fenoglio 23-4, Ferrell 10-24, Ford 9-17, Foreman 16-21. Forsyth 9-29, Glass 30-7, Glusing 9-25, Goetz 6-8, Green 23-14, Hale 20-17, Harrington 32-3, Heatly 6-22, Heflin 9-21, Hensley 13-22, Hollowell 30-6, Holman 830, Holstein 27-11, Hooks 23-15. Hosey 8-25, Huebner 11-25, Huffman 17-20, Huffor 22-16, Hughes, Chas. 33-4, Hughes, Robt. 9-24, Hutchins, 19-12, Isaacks 19-18, Jackson 28-6, Jamison 23-13, Johnson 7-29, Jones 29-9, Joseph 11-22, Kelly 17-19. Kennard 28-8, Kennedy 19-13, Kilpatrick 26-9, Koliba 25-9, Korioth 31-2, Kothmann 17-17, Latimer 12-26, Laurel 17-16, Lee 19-12, McCoppin 20-17, McDonald 3-32, McGregor, F., 18-16, McGregor, M., 18-14. Mcllhany 21-17, Mann 24-13, Martin 17-15, Matthew 11-27, Mays 13-20, Moore, C., 13-18, Moore, J., 8-25, Mullen 33-4, Mur took no action on the resolution, ‘but soon thereafter Pres. Taft accepted Ballinger’s resignation. In 1924, after the Teapot Dome scandals broke into public view, Sen. Joseph T. Robinson of Arkansas offered a resolution saying: “it is the sense of the United States Senate that the President of the United States immediately request the resignation of Edwin Denby as Secretary of the Navy.” The Senate agreed to this resolution. Pres. Calvin Coolidge bridled. saying, “no official recognition can be given to the passage of the Senate resolution relative to their opinion concerning members of the Cabinet …” However, a few days later, Denby resigned and Coolidge accepted the action. In 1928, Sen. Couzens of Michigan offered a resolution with nine comdemnatory “whereas” clauses and this language: “It is the sense of the Senate that Andrew W. Mellon should resign as Sec’y. of the Treasury.” This resolution was buried in the banking and currency committee. But it was not long before Pres. Hoover appointed Mellon ambassador to Great Britain. The Yarborough resolution, offered last week, listed 16 reasons why Benson should resign. Among other things, Yarborough said Benson had “incited dissension, created ill-Will and stirred up economic civil war between producer groups of different commodities.” He said Benson had carried out a propaganda cam PREXY’S MANSE AUSTIN From the fiscal 1957 audit of Stephen F. Austin State College, Nacogdoches, by State Auditor C. H. Cavness: “During the year a new president’s home was completed at a book value of $97,948.34.” “Construction contracts and other building costs, $84,2’76.43; architect’s fees, $4,838.98; furnishings purchased, $7,567.25; equipment transferred from old home, $1,265.68.” President of Austin State is Dr. Paul L. Boynton. MARTIN ELFANT Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada Suite 201 Century Building 2120 Travis, Houston 2, Texas CA 4-0686 ID 3-1210 ray 8-23, Myatt 33-5, Oliver 22-15, Osborn 8-24, Parish 20-16. Parsons 13-18, Patterson 23-11, Pipkin 9-20, Pool 10-24, Pressler 11-26, Puckett 9-26, Ramsey 17-9, Richardson 24-12, Roberts 10-22, Russell 10-26, Sadler 13-18, Sandahl 19-16, Sanders 17-16, Saul 3-26, Schram 13-20. Schwartz, A. R., 23-13, Schwartz, W. C., 20-14, Secligson 4-32, Shackelford 24-10, Shannon, J. W., 23-13, Shannon, T., 7-31, Shaw 12-26, Sheridan 12-17, Sherrill 322, Slack 11-17, Smith, Max, 4-33, Smith, Will, 2’7-9, Spilman 10-25. Springer 36-2, Stewart 20-16, Storey 16-18, Strickland 9-23, Stroman 26-11, Sudderth 17-17, Sutton 13-23, Talasek 16-17, Terrell 18-20, Thurmond 10-27, Tunnell 10-24, Turman 23-15, Walling 25-13, Watson 9-27, Welch 14-22. Wheeler 32-4, White 20-16, Wilson, G. T., 29-7, Wilson, J. E.. 928, Winfree 19-16, Wohlford 16-13, Woolsey 11-26, Yezak 29-7, Zbranek 27-6. Hudson 15-10, Kazen 22-9. Krueger 12-16, Lane 8-23. Lock 5-24, Martin 3-18. Moffett 9-22, Moore 18-8, Owen 17-10, Pa_ khouse 4-25, Phillips 17-14, Ratliff 5-24, Reagan 12-18, Roberts 18-10, Rogers 24-6, Secrest 19-12, Smith 16-10, Weinert 4-23, Willis 22-9, Wood 5-22. THE HOUSE Anderson 18-19, Armor 15-23, Atwell 4-27, Baker 20-14, Ballman 25-11, Bartram 7-24, Bass 2314, Bell 8-24, Bishop 15-22, Blaine 14-20, Blanchard 15-18, Bowers 12-22, Boysen 12-24, Brashear 1512, Bristow 17-11. Bryan 21-7, Bullock 8-25, Burkett 9-25, Byrd 26-11, Chapman 17-14, Cline 18-19, Cloud 13-23, Cole 19-14, Coley 12-8, Conley 1124, Cory 17-20, Cotten 12-24, Cowen 11-24, Cox 24-11. Crosthwait 10-21, Day 7-31, de la Garza 12-19, Dewey 19-17, Duff RALPH vs. BENSON: PRECEDENTS