Price, Henry Argue Federal School Aid Daniel-Gonzalez While W. Lee O’Daniel lay quiet in the nearby rushes, Gov. Daniel made early noises in his low-pressure campaign for reelection and Sen. Henry Gonzalez made plans for his campaign opener and a $100-a-plate dinner in San Antonio. Daniel said he is confident of winning without a runoff but said he has never taken anything for granted “even in a race for a second term.” “… I shall make a vigorous campaign in every section of the state,” he said. The Governor said he would continue his present schedule of official business and non-political engagements through most of June and concentrate on re-election during the six weeks before July 26, the primary election date. In a written statement, Daniel one of the central issues of his campaign: “As Governor, I shall personally lead conservatives, moderates and all other Texas Democrats who believe in majority decisions and oppose seizure of the party by the DOT minority … The splinter group which calls itself the DOT has announced an all-out drive to capture these conventions and seize control of the Democratic Party. These conventions are of vital importance because they will determine whether the ma Dentists, physicists, hospital technicians, and physicians have been excessively exposed to radiation in Texas; physicians, says Dr. Wilson, have lost ears, fingers, and hands, have died from leukemia, and have developed malignancies. “The effects of ionizing radiation are cumulative and irreversible,” Dr. Wilson explains. X-Ray Dangers The division’s regulations control the manufacture, use, storage, handling, transportation, or disposal of radioactive materials and equipment. Apart from prohibiting shoefitting fluoroscopy except in medical cases, the division has helped bring about installation of safety equipment on x-ray machines, “one of the major sources of radiation exposure,” Dr. Wilson says. “A great majority of x-ray equipment registered is under medical supervision, therefore is not subject to regulation except for the occupational aspects pertaining to employees. … Study of the registration of medical x-ray equipment … has brought to light the existence of antiquated, hazardous equipment in certain areas.” Dr. Wilson wonders whether all equipment in Dallas County has been registered. The division has uncovered some “home made” industrial x-ray equipment where a tube was operated without any shielding. Some industrial radiographers do not know enough about health risks in the use of isotopes and need to be trained, Dr. Wilson said. Two counties now have atomic reactors in Texas, Tarrant and Brazos, but two others are planned for educational institutions soon, one of them this summer in Houston. Power reactors, Dr. Wilson says, are a “far more important potential source of envi ronmental radiation exposure” than weapon testing. Taking seriously a statutory mandate _ that the department jority will speak for democracy or whether Mrs. Randolph and her DOT splinter group will succeed in their bid for political control of Texas.” “Texans can best serve the future progress of our state by staying away from the DOT and the Republican Party,” Daniel said. “Both are minority groups …” Daniel named a committee to study trimming tax needs faced by the next legislature. Members: Secretary of State Zollie Steakley, chairman; Treasurer Jesse James, vice chairman; Comptroller Robert S. Calvert, State Auditor C. H. Cavness, budget officer Jess Irwin, and the Governor’s fiscal assistant, J. T. Ellis, Jr. Daniel asked for study of economy, duplication or overlapping services, non-recurring expenditures, and additional revenue that might be found without more taxes. At Miami, at the governors’ conference, Daniel said general federal aid to education is the first step toward “federal direction and control.” “The full responsibility for the operation and financing of public school systems should be exercised by the states and their political subdivisions,” he said. “We need to have the nerve to levy more taxes at a state level to carry out the necessary pro grams and to do the job that needs to be done,” he added. “shall make available to the citizens of Texas current information concerning … such environmental standards as may pertain to the health and safety of the employees of industrial establishments in this state,” the division has been releasing a steady stream of useful advisories on risks to health, standards, and available literature. In April, the division published the study of communities in Texas where accidents involving atomic materials might occur; information about poison control centers; and a guide to the division’s occupational health library, which includes literature on absenteeism, accident prevention, economic poisons, fatigue, first aid, geriatrics, heating, occupational therapy, and many other such subjects. Other recent publications list important economic poisons; specify which poisons ought to be used against which destructive organisms \(such as dieldrin, parathion, or sulphur against “brown discuss air pollution problems in Texas; and list the industrial medicine or surgery practioners in the state. The division points out that four cities have taken steps to reduce contaminants in the air. In Houston, where complaints have been voiced for years, especially along the Houston ship channel, a control agency has been established. In Beaumont, where, as the division paints out, oil refining and heavy chemical industry are prevalent, a county judge has set up an air pollution committee. In Fort Worth the occupational hygienist works on air pollution, and in El Paso the health department has initiated a survey analysis of pollution in the air by sulfur dioxide, mercaptans, hydrocarbons, oxidant, and other pollutants. The occupational health division, says Dr. Wilson, is “determined” not to duplicate the work of the Industrial Accidents Board, which is concerned with industrial accidents. Gonzalez attended a reception in his honor at the David Halpennys’ home in Austin. In San Antonio businessmen backers of Gonzalez, including sponsors Bill Sinkin, Bernard Lifshutz, Max Penner, Peter Reed, and John Esquivel, made plans for a 100-person $100a-plate dinner for him May 27 E.t the Gunter Hotel. Proceeds will be used to help finance TV coverage on Gonzalez’s opening speech for governor at La Villita in San Antonio, June 9. Gonzalez made a speech at Texas Southern University. He says he has put 1,100 campaign miles on his car. He calls atention to his endorsement in the Kountze News. Gonzalez criticized Daniel’s stand against federal aid to edu cation, saying he has made, The Campaigns states’ rights without states’ responsibilities “a hollow mockery.” Daniel, he said, “has continually sown the seeds of distrust between local, state, and national governmental units.” Speaking to about 50 people at a gathering of the Bexar County Gonzalez for Governor committee, Gonzalez said Daniel’s position was “sheer hypocrisy” and that Texas cities have lost “millions of dollars” in urban renewal, slum clearance, and vocational rehabilitation. funds “mostly because of the same alarms by the same alarmists.” “The state refuses to assume the responsibility of education, and on the other hand it is trying to raise the alarm of federal encroachment,” he said. “Governor Daniel has made the term ‘states’ rights’ without states’ responsibility a hollow mockery.” Don Booker, Orange insurance man running for governor, said he would open his campaign May 24 in San Antonio. Yarborough-Blakley Ex-Sen. William Blakley scheduled his first campaign address for Abilene Saturday night after a parade. Sammy Baugh, the great TCU and pro football player, who runs a ranch near Albany, will introduce Blakley. A statewide radio network, plus regional television coverage, will be part of the event. Music will be provided by the Hardin-Simmons University cowboy band and the Woodson High School band of Abilene. Last week, and again early this week, Blakley made hand-shaking tours through north, northwest, and central Texas. He told citizens, “I’m Bill Blakley” but did not engage in any public political discussions, nor did he often mention his Senate candidacy. At Mexia he was a guest at the Rotary Club luncheon but did not speak. Nor did he speak at a reception in Waco in his honor, attended by about 1200. In Keene he was greeted by a chorus from a stick horse factory that sang “The Eyes of Texas.” R. C. Hausinger, owner of the factory, gave Blakley a stick horse. In a letter to conservative Texans, Blakley said May 13 he hoped that they would join him to “bring about a return to fundamental principles of constitutional government.” “I am not an experienced politician,” he wrote, but his short tenure in the Senate made him aware of the crisis “in preserving the sovereignty of our states and of the many problems which lie ahead. I need your advice, encouragement, and support. Working together, we can win …” Sen. Ralph Yarborough flew into Austin over the weekend from Washington to confer with Fagan Dicason, his finance manpaign manager, and others on his campaign finance committee. Slagle, arriving at the state headquarters in Austin Saturday, said: “Ralph Yarborough will be reelected by a substantial margin. He is doing an excellent job and the man on the street knows it. Texans will never deny a second term to a man who has worked as hard and effectively as Ralph has.” It was announced that Slagle, as well as managing past Gray son County campaigns for Sen. Johnson and Speaker Rayburn, is president of the Grayson County Royalty Owners Assn. and a member of the state executive committee of TIPRO. Dick West, Dallas News editorial writer and commentator on WFAA Dallas, angered Slagle with speeches before the 600member Abilene Woman’s Club and the. Cisco Rotary Club. West attacked political liberals “trying to destroy the rights of states and to force upon America a labor government like Britain’s” and said the liberals, led by labor, minorities, and brass-collar Democrats, are pushing socialism under the label of a welfare state. “In Texas, Ralph Yarborough is their baby. But he’s only a part of this bigger, national drive master-minded by Walter Reuther of the CIO to promote a labor government. Texas is their No. 1 target. Texans by tradition are conservative independents who resent outside dictation,” West said. At Cisco West warned of the capture of Texas by “Detroit bosses” and told his listeners, “Go to work in your precincts. Capture your county convention for conservatism. Devote at least half as much time to politics as you do to fishing, golfing, and loafing.” Slagle wired the Cisco Rotary president. “A false and slanderous attack on … Yarborough was made before your club on May 15 by Dick West, a political campaigner and a paid employee of the Dallas Morning News. This is precisely the type of lie and hate technique which characterized some campaigns of past years, and I am confident that you and your membership will not approve of such falsifications …” Other Races Judge K. K. Woodley has filed a petition to bar Judge Graham Purcell from the Democratic primary ballot with the state Democratic executive committee. Purcell has filed against Woodley for the court of criminal appeals. Woodley maintains Purcell was admitted , to the bar in 1949, thus hasn’t been practicing law long enough to serve on this court. Five county Democratic chairmen returned the papers filed by Kendall county attorney Gordon Hollon as a candidate against Sen. R. A. Weinert, Seguin. A court has held that the occupant of a paid office cannot serve in. the legislature during the term of his paid office. Hollon was installed Jan. 2, 1957, for a fouryear term. Weinert therefore will apparently be unopposed. Commissioner of Agriculture John White said in Gonzales that anyone who tries to take credit for the improved farm outlook is “just hanging onto mother nature’s hemline.” Grover. Cantrell was taking the Dallas county GOP committee to court this week for ruling he cannot go on the Republican primary ballot against Rep. Bruce Alger. “I recognized a progressive element in the Republican party and decided to join it. When I get on the ballot, 50,000 voters will vote in the GOP primary,” Cantrell said. Alger said he disapproves of aid to Yugoslavia, Poland, India, Egypt, and the Dominican Republic; approved Cantrell’s removal from the ballot; and said the recession is “fizzling out.” A brochure vigorously attacking Alger’s record has been mailed out by the Democratic Women of Dallas County. Harris Liberals Pick Chairman HOUSTON Harris County’s Democratic Executive Committee now has both a loyal Democratic majority and chairman. Cyril J. Smith, a lawyer, who was a classmate of Estes Kefauver at the University of Tennessee, was elected to succeed Presley Werlein, the Shivers-Daniel conservative who became disqualified as chairman when he filed as one of four candidates for county judge. Smith was a leader of the Houston Kefauver-forPresident club some years ago. The vote in the committee electing Smith over the conservatives’ choice, W. P. Hamblen, Jr., was 118 to 39, emphasizing the liberal Democrats’ majority in attendance. Chester Dukes, who nominated Smith, moved the election of Sam D. W. Low, also an attorney, as secretary of the committee to replace Dean F. Johnston, who disqualified himself after becoming a candidate for state representative. Low, a Lyndon Johnson admirer who has gone along on occasions in the past with the Harris County Democrats, was first proposed by the conservatives for secretary, when they proposed Hamblen for chairman. The liberals on the vacancy committee quickly concurred on Low. Blanton went through the motions of chiding the liberal majority on the vacancy committee for refusing to accept the conservatives’ suggestions of such individuals as former Gov. W. P. Hobby, publisher of the Houston Post, George Carmack, editor of the Houston Press, and John T. Jones, president of the Houston Chronicle for chairman, as alternatives to Hamblen. All three of the newspaper executives and their papers supported Dwight D. Eisenhower for president. As loyal Democratic , members of the committee hooted, Blanton grinned and said: “Governor Hobby was a
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