PVNINAIIIV\\AAAAAIVAAAAAAAAMAAAAAAA1 YOUR SAVINGS EARN MORE Accounts Insured To Current $10,000 Rate 4 Per Annum ALICE SAVINGS & Loan Association BOB MULLEN Vice-President Mullen Building Alice MO 4-5446 Union Funds Pounded; Rich-Poor Said issue Blakley OKs Farm Props, Wants Vote from ‘Texas Heart’; Yarborough Says Thinks Like Texan, Outlines Mid-East Crisis; O’Daniel Calls Reciprocal Trade Oil Conspiracy; Gonzalez Plans Good-Will Tour in South America; Daniel Hits ‘Mud-Slinging’; Nokes Drums on 14 Senators; Ramsey Promises Economy Blakley In Sherman ex-Sen. Bill Blakley said he hoped to see the day when the farmer would be freed of government restrictions and given the right to run his own business. He proposed a corporation, set up with government aid, so that farmers can control their own production and marketing. He added, however, that until something along this line was worked out, the government had an obligation to prop prices, Blakley cited the cattle industry as one of the great free industries. “The farmer wants to make his living without government controls,” he said. He commented on the sending of Marines to the Middle East, saying that it was regrettable the action had to be taken, “but there comes a time when we can no longer permit an international thug to chase us off the seas or off the land or out of the air.” Speaking in Sherman, Denison, and Bonham, he said, “my opposition is acting like a scared jackrabbit looking for a hole in the fence. No one but an irresponsible man could make as many irresponsible statements on one day.” In Amarillo he said it is doubly important that the United States have men in the Senate not obligated to opportunistic “highplaced labor bosses” or other interest groups. He doubted that these “high-placed labor bosses will be willing to subordinate their personal and selfish ambitions for the public good.” “In past times of crisis,” Blakley said, “there have been instances when opportunists took advantage of the situation, even to the extent of blocking shipments of vital defense materials, striking defense plants, etc. Clearly such actions do not represent the thinking of the rank and file of working men.” In Lubbock, he said West Texans should resist the influ ences of the “out of state labor bosses” more than any section of the state. He blamed these outside influences for hampering the hiring of bracero labor to help harvest crops. Blakley said he favored cutting red tape that slows recruiting of desperately needed farm hands. In Bryan and Hearne Monday he said he had been a member of two electric cooperatives for years. “I know of no greater service that has ever been done for the rural people of Texas than that performed by the rural electric cooperatives,” he said. He predicted a decisive victory in East Texas and “a landslide” in other areas. In his next-to-last TV appeal Tuesday night, Blakley again read out the names of union officials Yarborough Campaigning through East Texas, Sen. Ralph Yarborough dwelt mostly on the international situation, in marked contrast to his sizzling speeches in South and West Texas earlier in the week. In Marshall he said, “I’m not a Yankee from north of the Red River who has to keep telling you he’s a Texan. I’ve been a Texan for 110 years, and I think like one.” Speaking in Longview, he is backing a bid for $150,000 for a survey of proposed flood control improvements in the Sabine area. At a rally speech in Waco, attended by about 1400 people and carried by radio and TV, he said, “The issue in this race is crystal clear, whether we are going to work for the prosperity of all the people or whether my opponent can work for laws under which the rich will grow richer and the poor become poorer. pose subsidies for small businessmen, the farmers, the old people, the school children, that is his legal right,” Yarborough said. “But every Texan should ask him how he can honestly pocket Braniff subsidies and say he is against subsidies for everybody else.” Daniel “the pet of the giant oil monopoly which is spending millions of dollars to keep the incumbent in office to do its bidding.” O’Daniel said Texas’s current low oil allowable which has reduced the state’s revenues “is a manipulation of the giant monopoperating for them.” He charged that the monopoly controls not only the state government but also the federal government as far as oil business is concerned. Campaigning in Jefferson County, he said Daniel has depleted the state’s $100 million cash surplus. “He spent this and then went into deficit,” O’Daniel charged. “The legislature will have to raise about $140 million to make it up. That’s a lot of money to pay for a dead horse.” “The people want to know,” he said, “why one member of that corrupt veterans’ land board is in the state penitentiary and can’t get out, while another member of the same board is in the governor’s chair and won’t let him out.” In a radio talk late in the week, O’Daniel took a swing at reciprocal trade. Calling the Reciprocal Trade Act “a conspiracy cooked up by a combination of greedy oil importers and their political stooges in Congress,” he warned it is “a dastardly scheme to destroy American industry. “Working under the rules of reciprocal trade,” he said, “the major oil companies are flooding the American market with cheap oil, imported from their fields all over the world. The importers are given special and highly favorable tax exemptions by our federal government. These same major oil industries own 85% of the distributing facilities of the industry from the oil well to the gas tank of the working man’s jalopy. They fix the price and you pay for it or walk.” He promised to kill “this ugly conspiracy dead in its tracks.” Gonzalez State Sen. Henry Gonzalez charged in El Paso that Gov. Daniel had “double-crossed his lobbyist friends by calling for a lobby control bill and then turned around and asked them for campaign contributions. Daniel’s campaign manager has been forced to admit that a secret meeting was held but says those who attended were representatives of trade associations,” he said. “No doubt they were,” he said, “but they also were the same old lobbyists who have been controlling legislation in Texas for years.” He announced from San Antonio Saturday that if elected, he will plan a good-will tour of South and Central America. “It has been said that my election would make possible an effective good-will tour to counteract the mess the Republicans have made of the good neighbor policy exhibited so tragically in the Nixon visit.” Gonzalez said he would approach the State Department on the matter. He said he has campaigned 35,000 miles, and is convinced “my surname is not a handicap in this race.” He said the people of Texas think of him now as “Democrat Gonzalez.” “When I first announced,” he said, “a reporter asked me if my name would hurt and I told him, `Man, don’t you know that Gonzalez is the Smith of the South west?’ But now, after meeting many voters, I would tell him, and seriously, ‘Don’t you know this is the land of opportunity and fair play?’ Because it isI deeply believe it.” He said Sunday that one of the first things he will do when elected “is to dispatch to Washington a carefully chosen assistant to investigate the federal programs of benefit to Texas. “There is no telling how many hundreds of millions of Texas dollarsperhaps billions of Texas dollarsare sent to other states because the Republicans in charge in Texas do not believe in having a government in Washington,” he said. “If the governor is going to insist that Texas pay all of its education costs with Texas money, we’re going to have the highest tax bill you ever heard of. We had better get our share of federal money.” In Dallas, Gonzalez said he could win without a runoff if he had ten more days of campaigning. He said he would settle right now for a runoff with Daniel. About 1,000 people turned out to hear him there. In a statement Thursday he said “I think as a whole press coverage of my campaign has been fair.” Summarizing his platform, he said “I am concerned about the little man who gets lost in the shufflethe farmer, the housewife, the factory worker, the white collar worker, the helpless child.” Daniel Gov. Price Daniel answered the accusation of US Rep. Adam Clayton Powell of New York that Daniel was “an un-Christian segregationist.” Powell had telegrammed Billy Graham asking him to cancel his invitation to have Daniel introduce Graham at a revival in San Antonio. In a statement Daniel said he accepted Graham’s invitation “as governor, friend, and layman and asked that no advanced publicity be given to my participation so as to prevent anyone from injecting false political implications into a religious revival.” In Fort Worth he described his “Ramsey is running for a fifth term on a record of scandals and lazy leadership,” Nokes said. He charged that state senators “have to endorse” Ramsey because “if he should be re-elected, which he won’t, then he would not let senators who did not endorse him even be recognized on the floor.” In Abilene, Nokes declined to tell a reporter whom he supports for governor. He said if he is elected he will eliminate loan Sharking, end blockading of legislation by running the Senate on a strict calendar of bills, work for damming rivers and conserving water, and take steps toward reducing “influence peddling” in the legislature. Citing the $94,000 in cash fees to senators in his opponent’s four terms, he ‘said “dollar for dollar, the scandal is forty times greater than the Goldfine scandal, but whatsoever to censure or punish the 14 senators involved.” Ramsey, stumping through Jefferson and Orange Counties, said he intended to use his experience “to work to help protest the taxpayer, and to outlaw loan sharks that prey upon the small money borrower. “We ought to economize wherever possible,” he said. He said the people of Texas have been saved an estimated $400 million through strengthened ‘state insurance and securities laws. “Along with improvements in our ‘school and highway systems,” Ramsey said, “I regard our tightened insurance laws and new State Securities Act as major accomplishments in our efforts for better government.” Ramsey drew the endorsement of retiring State Senator Searcy Bracewell of Houston. He said Ramsey contributed to passage of legislation giving Harris County another seat in Congress and also has helped in improving the M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute, the University of Houston, and Texas Southern. must have winked.” Tom Moore, McLennan County DA, wired Rayburn telling him of this. Rayburn wrote him back: “To show you how far afield this article is, I will say I have not voted yet and my absentee ballot is lying in. front of me now. … I have made no statement about how I intended to vote, but I can say to you, in all candor, that I am getting mighty tired of these statements being made as to my position.” Wood persisted: “It was the activity of all these close friends of Sam Rayburn that leads one to believe that the speaker, even though not personally taking a part in the campai,gn. for U.S. Senate, must have given his tacit consent.” and unions located in other states which he said had sent money for Yarborough’s campaign in 1957. He said he does not want Texas to be “like other states and other lands.” He wants new industries, he said, but he does not want a man at the gate of the factory taking up forced union dues; he wants new schools, but not another Little Rock. He urged voters to “vote from your Texas heart for your Texas beliefs.” He said his opponent was not heard with such “great senators” as Byrd of Virginia and Stennis of Mississippi. He exhibited to the Waco crowd a four-page paper he said is being distributed , in East Texas about Negro precincts supporting him in past races. “They are ashamed of their deed done in the dark,” he said. After a swing through Harris Yarborough flew back to Washington Monday for a “nonpolitical” series of briefings on the Middle East crisis. He appeared briefly on the Senate floor before hurrying into a conference room with Sen. Theodore Green, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee. On state TV Wednesday night, Yarborough reviewed the contents of the honesty-in-unions bill he voted for; denied he is controlled by anyone; and swore on a Bible he has never received any funds from the NAACP. He noted that an Austin NAACP leader, Arthur DeWitty, recommends both he and Blakley be scratched. He again upheld the President’s dispatch of Marines to Lebanon. O’Daniel W. Lee O’Daniel took to a helicopter in the last days of the campaign and continued to lampoon the incumbent. In Austin before TV cameras he said, “The official record shows that W. Lee O’Daniel whom you elected governor in 1938 pulled the state out of a similar financial crisis and put it on a cash pay-asyou-go basis. I did it then and I can and will do it again.” In Houston he called Gov. Price AUSTIN For the third time this summer Sam Wood’s journalism makes news. First there was the Austin American story on DOT, widely reprinted by DOT’s opponents. Then there was Wood’s story from Washington alleging that out-of-Texas labor unions contributed to Yarborough’s 1957 election, a charge which became the predicate for Blakley’s main campaign theme this summer and caused a denial from Jerry Holleman of the AFL-CIO, who said the money was from Texas union members. July 18, in a front-page column, Wood wrote: “At least a wink: Speaker Sam Rayburn cast his absentee ballot in his home box at Bonham last week. There is no spoken evidence in Bonham that Mr. Sam told anyone how he voted. It is no secret, however, that Mr. Sam’s intimate friends are working for Bill Blakley. … Maybe
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