BOW WILLIAMS Automobile and General Insurance Budget Payment Plan Strong Stock Companies GReenwood 2-0545 624 LAMAR, AUSTIN Let’s Abolish the Poll Taal Hale Explains Vote; Nixon Lauds Johnson Barefoot Storms Dallas Bastions / Speaker Waggoner Carr rev leased 76 names of members and members-elect pledged to him for re-election. Rep. Joe Burkett said in Kerrville, “If I verify and find the list to be correct, that will require reconsideration of my position.” Burkett has claimed 77 pledges. Rep.-elect Dean Johnston of Houston was No. 76 for Carr. Political Intelligence / Rep. Dewitt Hale. Corpus v Christi, told his home town paper he didn’t feel strongly about his Hale-Aikin vote against federal aid to school lunches and vocational education. He probably would have voted for federal aid “if my vote had been decisive,” he said. / In Baltimore, Vice President Richard Nixon condemned “radical” Democrats and said “We are proud of the fact that many Democrats, of which Lyndon Johnson is a notable example. have supported the Eisenhower foreign policy.” .. William S. White, the columnist, says if an advanced liberal does not get the Democrats’ 1960 nomination, the focus of power is likely to fall between Sen. Kennedy and Sen. Johnson. Johnson is “the most powerful single man in the Democratic Party todayas well as its ablest politician, measured on actual performance,” White says. Southern politicians actually are for Johnson, he writes; “the pro-Kennedy movement in the South thus is basically a hidden pro-Johnson movement.” I Bard A. Logan, Constitution Party Senate Candidate, called Sen. Yarborough “labor’s little gadfly.” Roy Whittenburg, the Republicans’ Senate candidate, predicted he will carry Dallas and it will be close in Houston. Panhandle Herald endorsed Whittenburg. / Sam Rayburn, Lyndon John son, and Ralph Yarborough honored Rep. Homer Thornberry at a party in Georgetown. / Archbishop Robert E. Lucey ti of San Antonio has been appointed. to a National Advisory Committee on farm labor by the National Sharecroppers Fund, Inc. …. A new Farmers’ Union chapter is being formed at Wharton. A group of about 40 farmers heard Texas Farmers’ Union president Alex Dickie attack vertical farming as a return to the feudal system and defend parity prices. 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 7 Ernest Thompson, railroad v commissioner, said in a signed article in the Amarillo daily that the oil depletion allowance should “not be tampered with at all.” TIPRO filed petitions with the federal government for increased duties on oil imports. 7 Mrs. R. D. Randolph, national J committeewoman, said she was shocked by GOP governor candidate Edwin Mayer’s statement liberal Democrats would support him Nov. 4. The liberal Democrats “always support all the nominees of the party and vote the ticket straight,” Mrs. Randolph said. She urged all Democrats to do so, including voting for Price Daniel. / Fort Worth Real Estate Board v announced its support for a city income tax. OAtty. Gen. Will Wilson filed an anti-trust suit against six firms which sell shell for road work along the Gulf Coast, contending they agreed to submit identical bids on all contracts. OWith the preface “I’m going to let you in on a little secret,” vice-president David L. Treadway of the Republic Bank this week predicted’ the Dallas bank’s resources’ would. top $1 billion by the end of this year … Hole making has ended on the world’s deepest oil well, Phillips Petroleum Company’s No. 1-EE University, ten miles east of Fort Stockton, and preparations are going forward this week for tests through perforations at total depth of 25,311 feet after two years of drilling …. The Dallas TimesHerald quoted union leaders as saying failure of the United Auto Workers to organize Temco Aircraft office workers in Grand Prairie has dealt a severe blow to organized labor’s hopes of expanding through white collar fields in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. ONew electronic traffic signals costing $100,000 will be dismantled from ten downtown San Antonio intersections and “mothballed” as part of a drastic revision of the city public service board’s new $1 million signal system. ODallas district attorney Henry Wade, replying to state department charges that Texas officials permitted BenJack Cage to return to Mexico through failure to issue a “hold order,” said he had never heard of any law enforcement agency filing anything with the state department. OTyler oilman Watson Wise, alternate U. S. representative to the UN General Assembly, warned in Houston no nation can stand alone against the menace of 900 million Communists, added “we are slowly learning to tolera te each other in this world.” …. At the University of Texas, Dr. C. Barefoot Sanders `Constructive Conservative’ Wright Mills, Waco native and a Columbia sociology professor, said America through its “utopian capitalists” is becoming an isolated, second-rate power, concluded “as war has become total, it has become absurd, yet the spokesmen of each super-powerin particular those of the USAare possessed by the military metaphysic, according to which all world reality is seen in military terms and the most decisive features of reality are held to be the state of violence and the balance of fright.” …. Dr. Randall Whaley, former Purdue physicist and now executive director of the National Academy of Sciences, said in Austin, “We are blessed with much independence in this country in our school system’s.” The Week in Texas OAlabama congressman Bab Jones, member of the House public works committee, said in Fort Worth “Trinity River navigation is too important to the development of this area to be neglected and Fort Worth too important to be without an inland port,” predicted necessary funds would be appropriated by Congress. OAlvin Burger of the Texas Research League, noting; that many tax students have predicted a short life for the property tax, said in Dallas “it is a mighty lively corpse today,” accounting for more than three-fourths of total city tax revenue in the state. OUniversity of Texas Ex-Stu dents Assn. announced that its four distinguished alumnus awards w ill be presented to Speaker Sam Rayburn, Robert B. Anderson, Secretary of the Treasury, Dr. Ramon Beteta, Mexico’s ambassador to Italy, and Dr. Walter Prescott Webb, president of the American Historical Assn. O36-year-old George White, in jail for seven years on a 15year term for a robbery an exconvict has now admitted he committed, said from Huntsville, “Seven years is a long time, even if you spend it in a beer joint.” As it was not a capital punishment case, the court had not appointed a lawyer to defend him; his innocent plea was overruled by the jury. THE TEXAS OBSERVER Page 3 Oct. 31, 1958 \(Continued from Page followed the lines of ‘Be not the first by whom the new is tried, nor yet the last to lay the old aside.’ The record of this corn munity,” said Sanders, “negates the idea its leaders have been reactionary. They believe in building a community. You’ll have diferent interpretations of how to do it, but every one of them involves something constructive.” What are his “constructive” ideas? “On the national level,” he says, “I certainly favor reciprocal trade and the general principles of mutual security. There is the question of defining these things. We’re all against wasting money, for instance. This is the oft-heard conservative view. But the word has been misused in this community. Here, conservative is a word that has come to mean anything. Liberalbig spending, big taxes, regimentation is thoroughly discreditedand that’s what the word has come to mean here. “I am a progressive conservative and I favor this for Dallas: flood control, conservation and developthent of the Trinity River first of all. Dallas has got to have an adequate water supply. Secondly, highways and roads. Federal and regional highways have been a big thing for us and can be bigger in the years ahead through participation in federal programs without relinquishing local control. After all, it isn’t exactly new here in Dallas, the federal government played an important role in Love Field.” What sort of campaign is it? “Well,” he says, “Alger is running against Reuther and Rayburn. I don’t think that line is winning any new converts. Those names have been drug around here a long time. These Republicans have been hollering socialism ever since the Pure Food and Drug Act. Now you take this hysteria about Reuther. Its a standard Republican smoke-screen. Reuther is not running. There are not any labor bosses in this county, not any labor controlled vote. Never has been. There is no labor money in this campaign. None has been offered and none has been accepted. That is the beginning and the end of it. This is just a straw man my opponent has set up and is busy shooting down. To-Nothing’ “Mr. Alger will not get beyond the hideous phrase, ‘the monopolistic power of labor.’ There are real problems here,” Sanders said, “you can’t have people like Hoffa and Beck running around. But you’re not going to find any constructive solution in the matter by bantering around emotional phrases about ‘monopolistic power of labor.’ These are real problems and they call for careful legislation, not emotional, meaningless phrases. Even on the issues he defines as issues, Alger’s record has been db-nothing. He introduced 56 bills in Congress and has not gotten a single one passed. In Austin, I handled 30 or 40 bills through the legislature.” How does a legislator become effective? “Well,” Sanders smiled, “that is a tough question. I think the first requirement is to realize this about the legislative process: that while you try to retain everything possible for your bill. if it has any real merit to it then it is worth compromising with your colleagues in order to get your bill, with its essential merit, passed. Whether we like it or not, compromise is essential to the legislative process. To be effective, a man must realize this. “Secondly, an effective legislator knows that when you disagree with people, you do not question their sincerity and their motives. You must remember that those same people are going to be around in the chamber the next day and the next, voting on other legislation. You can’t vilify them every time they disagree with you. Alger has never learned this lesson. He accuses his opponents of being ‘dominated’ and ‘dictated to’ and all kinds of un-American things. In Alger’s view, to oppose him you either have to be a ‘fat-cat’ or some sort of un-American thing.” Hot Potatoes What about the “right to work” question? “I approve the rightto-work law on a state basis. I oppose any amendment to the Taft-Hartley law that would have the effect of repealing the right to work law. As for a national rightto-work law, that’s nothing but a gimmick. It ignores the question of states’ rights in the field.” On federal aid to education: “This is one field you don’t have to hammer home. People are either for it or not. I think first you must decide on a national level whether or not to make federal aid available in such fields as vocational education and the school lunch and milk programs. I think unquestionably the federal government should make such programs ,available. Then it’s up to each locality whether or not it wants to participate. The money for the surplus products program comes from the Commodity Credit Corporation for the purpose of encouraging the consumption by children of milk that otherwise would be surplus.” “On the integration question,” he said, “I think Dallas voters are more sophisticated about the problem than many persons. They prefer segregation, there’s no question about that. I can’t define where they draw the line, but it is somewhere before violence. If I had to make a definition of the attitude of the community, I would say it is pro-segregation, anti-violence, also very anti federal troops. It is probably more antifederal troops than it is pro-segregation.” How does the campaign look with a week to go? His answer is quick, quiet. “We think it looks favorable but we’re not letting down. There is a lot more interest than in July \(when Sanders won the Democratic nomination in a heated battle with conservative 500 people a day each and nearly everybody we see knows there is an election coming up on November Fourth. This was not true in July. We think it means a big vote turnout. I would like to reason that way anyway, for a big vote will help us.” On the front steps of the tree shaded estate, high above the distant creek. Sanders added a final footnote. “I hope you mention the efforts of my wife Jan. She has been a hard worker, sees as many people or more a day than I do.” Barefoot’s mother offered the Observer reporter a “Barefoot cookie,” individually wrapped and shaped like a foot. Two other ladies, one a Democrat and one a, Republican, helped her wrap more of them in the kitchen. Shell Dealers Charged
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