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They’re so round, so firm, so fully packedso free and easy on the draw. They’re fully packed with fine tobacco. They’re firmer than any other regular cigarette. And Luckies smoke longer. THAT’S WHY THEY TASTE SO GREAT gof Corpus Christi Caller, corn menting on the Texas Re publicans’ full-scale efforts to draw conservative Democrats into the GOP fold: “Hard-shell Demo crats cannot summon up the en ergy to compete for the allegiance of conservatives who loved Ei senhower in .’52 and ’56 and Nixon in ’60. They consider them unre constructed Democrats, not worth saving, and much better off in the Republican camp. What Demo crats are concerned about, how ever, is the possibility of mass Political Intelligence conversion of hitherto loyal but conservative Democrats.” Is 1962 to witness a conservative tide in Texas, the Caller asks. “So far,” it concludes, “there is nothing to indicate a true, two-party flowering will occur in 1962. It could occur in 1964, if conservatives find they are losing control of the state Democratic Party and the instinct of self-preservation persuades them to join the Republican Party.” . . . Raymond Brooks, -Austin American columnist, says Democrats “will be forced to shift the impact of their campaign effort in 1962.” In the past, he argues, candidates had to go al out for the support of the liberals. “Now they’re going to have to -compete for the rightoriented fence-jumpers.” . . . Thad Hutcheson, the Houston Republican, may be a candidate for congressman-at-large next year. t o dor The ultra-conservative fac tion of the Harris County Democrats, in an effort ‘to regain control of the party which it lost nine years ago, has decided to back attorney Joel B. Coolidge to fill the vacancy in the county chairmanship. Cyril Smith, a moderate with liberal support, is now the favorite to succeed U.S. Attorney Woodrow Seals. por Alamo Messenger, official newspaper of the San Antonio diocese, examined Pope John’s Mater et Magistra on social-economic problems and especially criticized William Buckley Jr.’s National Review as part of “the great tragedy of smart alecs who are criticizing what \(Pope Pope John reached into hitherto unplumbed depths,” the paper said, “to give Catholics a moral guide in the bitter social-economic problems which threaten to drown the world in nuclear annihilation. . . . The world is too big, its problems too complex, and its people too close together to ignore the problems they all have in common.” goor Atty. Gen. Will Wilson, an all-but-announced candidate for governor, attacked Gov. Price Daniel’s proposal to provide for inclusion of banks in the escheat bill in the forthcoming special session. He said it would be dan gerous to the success of both loan shark regulation and the escheat bill to let them go before the legislature at the same time. “Abandoned property should oc treated as capital,” Wilson complained, “something to save and conserve and guard rather than as something to spend from day to day . . . The banks do not deserve the harassing name-calling governor.” The attorney general said Daniel should give loan shark control a priority. V A group of liberals in the Texas House, the Observer has learned, swapped their support of the run-off bill for congressional races in return for a firm commitment from Gov. Daniel that he would call another special session before January 1 and that he would include in the ses pion’s call legislation to correct and make constitutional the Eckhardt pipeline tax. vir Many Texas liberals are giving Cong. Jim Wright a closer-than-ever look for the gov ernor’s race in ’62, but are awaiting some word from Sen. Ralph Yarborough. Wright, who is traveling around the state in dead earnest these days, has not conferred with the senior senator on the gubernatorial race . . . Don Yarborough, the Houston liberal who challenged Ben Ramsey for lieutenant governor in 1960, is postponing an announcement for the same position. He is also considering a bid for governor . . . Sen. A. M. Atkin of Paris told the AP he might run for lieutenant governor. Sen. Preston Smith of Lubbock said he was “definitely interested” if “conditions are such that it would be advisable.” g o or Votes in the Senate: On the Hickenlooper amendment $40 million to $25 million the Peace Corps appropriations, Tower voted for, Yarborough against. On the Mansfield-Dirksen amendment, adopted 70-19, to extend the civil rights commission two years, Tower voted for, Yarborough was listed as ‘not voting. fro’ Maury Maverick Jr. of San Antonio joined the outcry against the Jaycee-Fourth Army objections to the army participa tion in the project by County Cmsr. Albert Pena have been “misunderstood in some quarters. Mr. Pena . . . does not object to the military being a part of a usual, normal, and impartial dem onstration of affection and loyal ty to our country. But this is something different from having speakers who are connected with the John Birch Society, although as attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union I say these folks have equal civil rights too. It is simply a matter of taste.” got When Sam Wood, Austin American columnist, criticized Rep. Bob Eckhardt of Houston for getting up a folder explaining why he opposed the sales tax on his contingent expense fund, a mild controversy arose between Eckhardt and Rep. Wesley Roberts of Lamesa. Eckhardt suggested that if Wood is interested in saving taxes, he should look at the flight logs of three Department of Public Safety planes, which showed that between October, 1959, and August, 1960, an airplane and pilot were assigned Roberts at his request eleven times to transport him between his home and Austin. During this time Roberts was chairman of the House Committee on Saving Taxes. On one flight Roberts and Joe James, lobbyist for West Texas Utility Co., were listed as passengers. Commented Bill Gardner of the Houston Post: “For a man who was studying ways of saving tax money, Roberts did a lot of flying in a state airplane at the taxpayers’ expense.” He concluded: “Whether Eckhardt or Roberts came out ahead is hard to say. Our guess is that the public is going to take a very dim view of both the free printing and the free flying.” frof Marshall Formby of Plain view, former state highway commissioner and now an attorney and radio station owner, will announce for governor in December or January, the Observer has learned. Mrs. J. W. Walker, co-chairman of the Democratic Party in Hale County, is sending out letters on Formby’s behalf. Flights and Printings LBJ, Patronage, and ’64 goof Allen Duckworth, political editor of the Dallas News, followed up a column defending Vice-President Johnson’s position against Texas liberal Democrats on patronage by publishing three days later a lengthy rebuttal from Jean Lee of Austin. Duckworth described Mrs. Lee’s statement as “an excellent reflection of liberal thoughts.” Mrs. Lee’s letter said, in part: “It is obvious that Lyndon, as he is now moving, is about to skewer himself on his own spear. Through his high post he may well continue to block the appointment of loyal and able Democrats, such as Jim Sewell, Tom Moore, Judge Sarah Hughes, and others. But his success will be his defeat. The Kennedy-Johnson ticket cannot carry Texas in 1964 without hard work by that hardcore of Texans who have always been Democrats. When Mr. Duckworth lists things ‘Johnson hasn’t forgotten,’ he might do the vice-president a great service to also list these points which Johnson had better not forget.” Listen to Ralph Sirs: Sen. Ralph Yarborough has made good all his campaign promises to the people of Texas. While it appears that he is in something of a difficult and unique position so far as getting loyal Democrats appointed to the federal jobs, his legislative record alone is all the thanks the little man needs for his support of him. Our senior senator’s voting record is the best we have ever had by any senator from Texas. While Pres. Kennedy is looking for people to fill the important federal jobs, he would do well to listen to Sen. Yarborough, the true leader of the Democratic Party in Texas, rather than some other people. Mrs. Aline Shivers, Route 1, Box 74, Smithfield, Texas. THE TEXAS OBSERVER Page 8 Sept. 9, 1961 REMEMBER HOW GREAT CIGARETTES USED TO TASTE? LUCKIES STILL DO Get Texas-size taste * Get Luckies today! THE AMERICAN TOBACCO CO.