CONNALLY FINANCES QUESTIONED Governor’s Race Gets Hotter AROUND TEXAS I In the race for lieutenant governor, Speaker James Turman of Gober still appeared well ahead of the first primary field and is reportedly holding much of his money reserve until the run-off. Sen. Jerrard Secrest of Temple opened the issue of party loyalty and said his ten-year record as state senator “is a better record for party activity than that of any other candidate for lieutenant governor. “Public officials at all levels of the Democratic ticket, in addition to fighting their own political battles, must make their voice heard for the Democratic ticket generally if our party is to retain its position of dominance in the state,” Secrest said. He stressed his opposition to the auto insurance plan. Sen. Bob Baker charged that “about all highway safety gets in Texas is lip service,” and urged a program “with teeth in it.” Traffic safety is one of his major platform planks. Baker, sponsor of the bill that gave the University of Houston four-year state support, promised to work for similar legislation in behalf of San Angelo and Pan American colleges. Sen. Preston Smith of Lubbock, using a William Blakely theme, charged “out-of-state labor bosses” with trying to run Texas by giving financial support to one of his opponents. “Such men as Jimmy Hoffa and others have no place in controlling public officials of this state and I do not believe Texans will turn over the influential office of lieutenant governor to their handpicked candidates,” Smith said. Republican Kellis Dibrell continued to criticize Lyndon Johnson and his associates. Texas campaigns this year, he said, will kill the influence of “one-half the New Frontier in 1962, and we’ll get the other half in 1964.” In the attorney general’s race, with Lubbock conservative Waggoner Carr the man to beat and Austin middle-roader Tom Reavley and Judge W. T. McDonald leading a tough scramble for a run-off position, Rep. Tom James made the big news this week. James, a Dallas ‘ conservative, charged that Carr tried to get him to call off the 1960 Jefferson County vice investigations. James, appointed by Carr to the five-man House investigating committee, said Carr asked him not to hold the hearings. “He said I was hurting him politically as well as myself,” James said. James said he went to Jim Turman and Rep. Wade Spilman, then speaker candidates to succeed Carr, and found both of them “sympathetic.” He began the vice hearings in 1961 and discovered widespread gambling and sin. Carr issued a terse rebuttal: “Mr. James knows his statements are untrue.” He accused James of a desperate act to bolster a failing campaign. Carr, meanwhile, pledged to cosponsor with the State Bar Association an education program on the state’s anti-trust laws to encourage industrial growth. Businessmen, he said, need to know the restrictions in this complicated field. Reaviey said Texas still does not have an effective loan shark law despite reform attempts. He stressed the need for a “full-time, working lawyer who has given the great part of his professional life to the actual practice of law Instead of chasing headlines or keynoting conventions.” Reavley scoffed at the “fear less” stand in the race in favor of law enforcement and asked if any of the candidates “has taken a stand against law enforcement.” Les Procter of Austin said he is seeking the office of the “senior state’s attorney and not conducting a junior governor’s race.” Procter said he would establish a new division to co-operate and assist local law enforcement officials and agencies when problems exceed their limited manpower. In the congressman-at-large race, conservative Democrat Joe Pool spoke out against federal aid to education, Kennedy’s medical -care -to -the -aged bill, and “any foreign import program that will destroy any phase of our American industry,” and argued for reduction of the national debt. He attacked “the hidden hand in government” and said Americans are governed more and more “by people for whom we have never voted.” The depletion allowance, he said, must not be reduced. Manley Head, another conservative Democrat, charged that the federal government has failed to attract foreign tourists to America and pledged to work for a remedial program. He said the federfal government has not been responsible fiscally. Ex-Democrat Giles Miller, running in the GOP primary, said Republicans will win half a dozen Texas congressional seats this time. “A few more issues like the situations would increase this percentage,” he said. He said Des Barry, another Republican, is avoiding debate with him. LEGALS TO: THE TRUE OWNERS OF UNCLAIMED FUNDS IN THE RECEIVERSHIP ESTATE OF ALLIED UNDERWRITERS: A hearing will be had upon the application of C. H. Langdeau, Liquidator for the State Board of Insurance, in Cause No. 125,482, entitled IN RE: RECEIVERSHIP ESTATE OF ALLIED UNDER-WRITERS, in the 126th Judicial District Courtroom in Austin, Travis County, Texas, at 9 o’clock, A.M.. on the 27th day of April 1, 1962, for the purpose of declaring such funds to be abandoned and to be the property of the State Board of Insurance. C. H. LANGDEAU, Liquidator for the State Board of Insurance of the State of Texas. a speech before political science classes, a group of students sur rounded him and accused him of “refusing to take sides” on the integration issue. He replied: “Some people in this state who are on the other side want me to fight this thing like Gov. Jim my Davis or Faubus did. They think I ought to be out waving a flag. But I don’t work like that.” Wilson Atty. Gen. Wilson dropped his campaign at mid-week to direct a court of inquiry into the financial affairs of Billie Sol Estes, who is under a federal indictment for fraud. Earlier he again called on Daniel to make a full disclosure of his personal financial affairs during the past 15 years. He turned also to Connally. “Connally’s activity as a lobbyist is a matter of record in Washington,” he said. “The McClellan investigating committee report on the probe of the oil and gas lobby in 1956 lists Mr. Connally as one of 24 men chosen to direct the lobbying on the natural gas bill by the ‘780-member general gas committee. “While Connally may not have personally done the leg-work of contacting each legislator, he directed the activity of this committee.” Eisenhower, he said, vetoed the gas bill because of improper lobbying tactics. “No one can bargain with the oil companies one day, and the next day is up in Austin considering oil and gas tax problems,” he charged. Connally Connally made a quick denial. He said he has never been em ployed as a Washington lobbyist and never hired anyone to lobby for oil and gas legislation. As an attorney for Richardson and Bass he had often discussed oil and gas bills, he said, but nothing more. On Daniel’s remarks about oil and gas financial support, Connally responded: “That’s typical of. him. Who are these men he talks about? I don’t know any of them. Obviously he does. I haven’t appointed them to boards and commissions during years in the government. If he knows any of them he ought to come out and name them.” And on his own campaign: “Here’s a newcomer, a man who’s never run for office, who is about to run them out of Austin and they’re scared. They don’t know what to do. They’re frightened.” In a joint appearance with Yarborough before Lubbock Young Democrats, he advocated adequate appropriations to atttract to Texas the best scientists, “who will act as a magnet to attract the people who have the money for research.” Elsewhere, he said the problem of the aged could be met by revitalizing small towns through a program designed to attract industry. Rejecting the idea of bigger pensions, he said old people who are able want to earn their living and “live a life of dignity and prosperity.” Yarborough Connally also drew a criticism from Yarborough. “He literally has millions of dollars behind him. This is going to give him a tremendous upsurge. He’s going to have a big billboard every place he wants one in the state.” Predicting the eight-day oil allowable will be cut to seven days a month “if the present Austin clique remains in power,” he said “our political leaders have stood idly by while monopolies,_acting through the Railroad Commission, cut back Texas allowables while raising production in those other states where monopolies own all the reserves.” In the Lubbock appearance with Connally, Yarborough said the solution to higher education in Texas would be “a new climate of academic freedom.” Speaking to San Antonio Jaycees, he described himself as “a conservative in trying to preserve the free enterprise system” and “liberal in the sense that I want Texas to accept new ideas.” If Texans are interested in stopping federal encroachment, he argued, “they must first accept their responsibilities.” State government, he charged, has been dominated by the oil and gas monopolies for 25 years. To provide revenue in place of the sales tax, which he seeks to repeal, Yarborough said he proposes to double the oil allowable to bring in more tax dollars, to work for a constitutional tax on dedicated reserves of natural gas, to increase income six-fold through an expanded tourist program, and to go all out for research facilities which would bring more industries to the state. In response to an audience question he replied: “It is unhealthy for either business monopoly or labor unions to control state government.” THE TEXAS OBSERVER Page 7 April 14, 1962 CITATION BY PUBLICATION THE STATE OF TEXAS _TO Howard 0. Whitlock Defendant, in the hereinafter styled and numbered cause: You are hereby commanded to appear before the 98th District Court of Travis County, Texas, to he held at the courthouse of said county in the City of Austin, Travis County, Texas, at or before 10 o’clock A.M. of the first Monday after the expiration of 42 days from the date of issuance hereof; that is to say, at or before, 10 o’clock A.M. of Monday the 30th day of April, 1962, and answer the plaintiff’s First Amended Petition for Divorce in Cause Number 124,648, in which Judie Faye Whitlock is Plaintiff and Howard 0. Whitlock is defendant, filed in said Court on the 16th day of March. 1962, and the nature of which said suit is as follows: Being an action and prayer for jtalgment in favor of plaintiff and against defendant for decree of divorce dissolving the bonds of matrimony heretofore and now existing between said parties: Plaintiff alleges that defendant commenced a course of unkind, harsh and tyrannical conduct toward plaintiff, and that defendant was guilty of excesses, cruel treatment nd out rages toward iilaintiff of such a nature as to render their further living together insupportable: plaintiff alleges that two children were born of this marriage. to-wit; Stephen Howard Whitlock, a boy, age 5 years, and Wesley Jay Whitlock, a boy. age 2 years, and plaintiff asks for care and custody of the said minor children and that defendant he ordered to pay a suitable amount toward support and maintenance for said minor children until they reach the age of 18 years; plaintiff alleges that as community property one 1955 Ford Station Wagon and plaintiff requests the Court to award to her the aforementioned Ford Station Wagon; Plaintiff prays for judgment of divorce against defendant, custody, care and control of the two aforesaid minor children, that defendant be ordered to pay a suitable amount toward the support and maintenance of the aforesaid minor children until they reach t he age of 18 years or until further orders of the Court. for the Court to award plaintiff the 1955 Ford Station Wagon. and for further relief, general and special, as the Court may be deem proper. All of which more fully appears from Plaintiff’s First Amended Original Petition for DiYorce on CITATION BY PUBLICATION THE STATE OF TEXAS To Johnnie Franklin, Defendant, in the hereinafter styled and numbered cause: You are hereby commanded to appear before the 126th District Court of Travis County, Texas, to be held at the courthouse of said county in the City of Austin, Travis County, Texas, at or before 10 o’clock A.M. of the first Monday after the expiration of 42 days from the date of issuance hereof; that is to say, at or before 10 o’clock A.M. of Monday the 30th day of April, 1962, and answer the petition of plaintiff in Cause Number 122,647, in which I. V. Franklin is Plaintiff and Johnnie Franklin is defendant, filed in said Court on the 27th day of June, 1961, and the nature of which said suit is as follows: Being an action and prayer for judgment in favor of plaintiff and against defendant for decree of divorce dissolving the bonds of matrimony heretofore and now existing between said parties; Plaintiff alleges that plaintiff and defendant have not lived together since the year 1946 as the conduct of defendant was of such a nature as to make their living together insupportable: plaintiff alleges
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