A Liberal . Magazine Makes Good Back in January, a San Francisco newspaperman began a monthly tabloid newspaper on $1,400. Within three months he converted it into a full-fledged magazine called The Californian. He has now announced the magazine is in business for good. Here are some recent articles that attracted nationwide attention: The Dodgers’ and Giants’ Baseball DealsBaseball as a big business racket. “Black Friday”The so-called ‘student riots’ at San Francisco; police brutality and press distortion. The Chessman CaseMass deception and the true facts. Sam Newhouse vs. The UnionsThe growing power of America’s second largest chain publisher. Nazis Yesterday and TodayProof Adenauer has packed his cabinet and military with Nazis. Cancer Quacks and CuresMaterial on Krebiozen; the Hoxsey “clinic.” 29 Oil Companies in a Price-Fixing CaseThe companies are named. Check the three articles you want most and they will be sent to you FREE if you subscribe to THE CALIFORNIAN, 744 Duncan St., San Francisco 14, Cal. $3 a year$5 for two years. .11111/ than a half million babies were born in Texas in the two years ending Aug. 30 this year, I while there were 152,000 deaths”a ratio of three births per death, certainly something to be thankful for,” said the news release. *The murder total for the year in Houston has reached 111. The Way of Life Over $133 Million d .rtettrA kie4 INSURANCE COMPANY P. 0. Box 8098 Houston, Texas HAROLD E. RILEY Vice-President and Director of Agencies Insurance In Force One prospect unsettling the San Antonio ‘situation is a report tha’ Congressman Paul Kilday may receive a federal appointment, opening his seat in the U. S. House to potential contenders. Blakley’s announcement crystallized a “concensus of the rumors” that John Connally of Fort Worth, Johnson’s friend, and Atty. Gen. Will Wilson are both interested, not in the Senate race, but in the governor’s race for 1962. Shivers ‘Great Man’ Blakley, aged 60, served four months as interim senator in 1957. He did not run for the office at the special eection won by Yarborough; he did, however, stand against Yarborough in 1958, losing. Blakley has valuable oil and ranch properties. He is the largest single stockholder in Braniff Airways, has insurance and real estate interests and other investments, and head his law firm. He is chairman of the board of the Exchange Bank and Trust Co. Developer of Dallas’ Exchange Park, he has been spending much of his working business time lately on that varied and extensive project. He suffered a serious coronary occlusion in July, 1959, while at care as a means of opposing statesponsored care is foolish because the government will consequently just turn around and build larger base hospitals. But the TMA, proudly asserting its independent view, withdrew’ from Medicare as a sponsoring agent. AMA Opposition The so-called “Kennedy plan” for making social security and medical ‘care a package deal is more properly called the Forand Plan, because it was introduced into the last Congress \(which Forand, Rhode Island Democrat. Speaking before the national THE TEXAS OBSERVER Page 2 Dec. 2, 1960 Subscribers Please show our advertisers in your city you appreciate their appearance in the OBSERVER by communicating with them. Save 30% by ordering Xmas gifts through Texas Observer 6 PC. STEAK KNIFE SET List $10, for $7 Made of finest Solingen Stainless Steel, Hollow Ground Blades with aluminum handles for long use value. Modern design. DEPT. S, Texas Observer, 504 West 24th St., Austin work in his Exchange Park office. He said to reporters, announcing his candidacy, that he has had no bad efefcts, and his doctors tell him he is in better health than he was before. “My work load this year has been one of the heaviest I’ve ever undertaken,” he said. He said he has always been a Democrat. “I did, of course, support President Eisenhower in his two elections,” he added. No “political questions” would interfere, he said, with his friendship for Shivers, of whom he said, “He’s a great man.” As to his politics, Blakley said, “I will take the issues as they come . . . I do believe, however, that the state of Texas is basically conservative and the people here believe in state sovereignty and strong local government.” The Shivers-Blakley friendship goes back some time. In November, 1957, Shivers introduced Blakley to a banquet of “Freedom in Action,” the right-wing political organization, at which Blakley was the principal speaker. Shivers, however, has had political fights with Sen. Lyndon Johnson gin 1956 and again in 1960hile Blakley has continued on good terms with Johnson. medical group, in convention in Washington, Dr. E. Vincent Askey of Los Angeles, president of the AMA, coldly warned the incoming administration that while the AMA will respect the people’s choice for president “this does not mean we will change our basic policies merely to conform to the new administration or any segment of either political party,” and he said opposition would be especially noticeable if anything like the Forand bill comes up again. Askey said the AMA. favors “state oriented” health aid programs and the individual hospit alization policy. As for the indigent aged, he said the doctors would take them on far free, activated by conscience, “as they have in the past.” GOP Protests .. . be set before Dec. 8, but that if the Democratic electors are ready for it before then, it will be held earlier. Hollers said three days’ difference is crucial at this stage. The Democratic electors are now scheduled to cast their 24 votes for Kennedy-Johnson on Dec. 19. Pre-Session Proposals For Taxes AUSTIN The new ingredient in the tax arguments of 1961 will be “the payroll tax.” Gov. Price Daniel, by reliable reports, persuaded his tax advisory commission, in a closed meeting, to recommend this tax back to him. The vote to do so was 24-4. The dissenters were those favoring an income tax approach. As it will be proposed, the payroll plan would be a tax of onehalf of one per cent on the salary of working persons after the first $1,000; one-half of one per cent on employers to match the salary taxes; and one-half of one per cent of the net of the income of self-epiployed persons. The tax is broad-based. It is the only broad-based plan that has been seriously presented as the lternative to a personal income tax or a general sales tax. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times led’ off Sunday with arguments against the idea: “It is . . . an income tax called by another name, levied against the earnings of the individual wage earner. In addition, it is a corporation tax based not on the profits of the company but on the size of its payroll . . . Organized labor can be counted on to show that a payroll tax is an income tax ‘without the usual alloWances for the size of the wage earner’s family and without a graduated tax feature.” \(The Caller-Times closed this editorial by Sen. George Parkhouse, when hearing of Gov. Daniel’s new plan, condemned it as “the worst possible form of income tax” and pointed out it does not allow income deductions. The Texas Manufacturers’ Assn., in producing a printed report analyzing rising Texas state costs, taxes, population, and per capita income, advocated “a general retail sales tax with apvropriate and reasonable exemptions,” as it has before. The T.M.A. report called for “a good business climate,” said state tax policy “will de t e r m i n e” whether “Texas growth will continue,” said the state cannot continue to depend so heavily on natural resources taxes because of foreign oil imparts, oil production controls, and this type of taxation’s lack of relationship to the growth of population. T.M.A. also stated that the corporate franchise tax and excise taxes on property and raw materials will “impair” future industrial growth here. Gallantry, Education and Rest Babies and Death *The Texas Department of I Sam Houston burned. The sisters Health announced that more escaped, but books and documents of historical value and some letters written by Sam Houston were presumed burned. The house was located on Galveston Bay. * An Italian native, now a Tex an, Fred Pontello, presented to the Sam Houston Memorial likeness of Sam Houston done free by two young Italian ‘artisans at Pontello’s request. The Houston Press said its value is $25,000. The Austin American editorialized for $65,000 from the legislature to complete the Houston memorial museum at Huntsville. *Moment’s silence, please, for the death of gallantry: Sign in the elevator of the federal office building in downtown Dallas: “Passengers Nearest Door Please Exit First.’ *School supplementary pro gram in Bellville: Sign on a store wall facing the square: “The MOVIE, Entertainment at Its Best. Education and Comfort Combined with Rest.” *Dr. L. M. Garrett, radiologist at Memorial Hospital in Corpus Christi, told the local Lions Club that fallout in the first three days after a radioactive bomb explosion would kill every person not properly sheltered within a 7,000-square mile area downwind. Meanwhile, Earl C. Dunn, the local civil defense director, urged everybody to build shelters, although he admitted they would not protect anyone underneath a 20-megaton hydrogen bomb explosion \(which he allowed would burn out a hole three miles in are only five or six underground shelters in all of Corpus Christi now. “The main problem now seems to be the neighbors laughing at anyone who seriously undertakes to build a fallout shelter,” he said. “It is no laughing matter; it is a matter of surviva.” * T h e Guadalupe Victoria chapter of the DAR are sponsoring a film, “Operation Abolition,” a documentary released by the House un-American Activities Committee dealing with Communist agitation of American youth. “This is a . . . film,” the Victoria Mirror said in a page one news story, “showing the disgraceful mob violence which happened, not in some foreign country, but right here in San Francisco this year.” High schools are being urged to show the film free. * After Lynn Ashby, editor of the Ranger, University of Texas humor magazine, revised the original version, the Texas student publications board voted to overrule censors in regard to an article mentioning Sen. Lyndon Johnson. Ashby had appealed censorship of the article on the grounds that Johnson is a public figure and that it is the Ranger’s “duty” to poke fun at public figures. Cameron Hightower, UT student president and chairman of the board, spoke against inclusion of LBJ’s name in the article. He said he had noticed that “one political figure . . . is satirized while others are not.” Bill Blakley Announces The Senate Race TMA Policies . “THE SPARE RIB” Best Barbecue in Texas 3112 Johnson St. GL 5-9098 Greenville, Tex., Dewey Fitz patrick, Prop. “we reserve the right to serve anyone.” *The Texas-Oklahoma Region al Convention of Catholic Youth, meeting in Corpus, resolved against steady dating which leads to “premature marriages cess” and commended attempts to “root out a deluge of obscene literature.” In San Antonio, the Texas Baptist Training Union convention heard a minister urge that “a wife should understand that she is not the head or the provider of the home” and should “cultivate modesty in dress and in speech.” *Seven youths, aged 16 to 18, five of them students, have been charged with felonies \(two to 20 years for chopping down 22 trees, mostly oak and redbud, on Highlands High School grounds in San Antonio, after their own MacArthur high school football team had lost a game to Highlands by 22 points . . . In Aldine, Harris County, five effigies of the school’ superintendent were hung after he fired the district’s cafeteria director. *The Vittoria good neighbor commission is investigating ways of getting off the Mexican government’s blacklist for wrong treatment of Mexican laborers. *The first intercollegiate tele vision debate tournament will involve 14 Texas universities and colleges for a 13-week period starting Jan. 15, 1961, and will be sponsored by Sinclair Refining Co. The debate series will be entitled, “Young America Speaks.” *A nation al demonstration closed-circuit TV college teaching project financed by $350,000 from the United States government and $139,000 from the Ford Foundationinvolves eleven Texas colleges and universities. Courses tentatively scheduled for TV during 1961-’62 include frontier and plains history \(by Walter man, psychology, math, visual arts, American history, music appreciation, and science for the elementary teacher. *The Corpus Christi library has announced a “Golden Agers’ Drop-In Program” for older citizen. Games, films, entertainment, and refreshments opened the first session of the once-a-week afternoon feature. *A frame house occupied by two sisters who are the daughters of the second son of
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