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ADA Spokesman Looks to Texas Harris Republican Asks Birch Purge new drive for liberalism in the South on Don Yarborough as the governor for Texas.” Connally, on a campaign tour through the Valley, responded in answer to a reporter’s question: “The people of Texas do not need Joseph Rauh to tell them how to vote, nor analyze my position for them.” Yarborough issued a statement saying that Rauh’s position that Connally “has repudiated the Kennedy administration is in complete agreement with the statements of the Wall Street Journal and the Dallas Morning News.” Connally, Yarborough said, “has repudiated the Kennedy program completely and has been rewarded by the support of the Dallas Morning News, whose publisher insulted the President only four months ago.” ‘Made in Heaven’ National attention continues to center on what has been interpreted in many national newspapers as the conservative nature of Connally’s gubernatorial bid. 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Subscribe to The Observer columnist, discussed this week “the conservative trend of his campaigning and his business support,” said he has “shifted his political ground far to the rear of the New Frontier,” and added: “Latest right-wing recruit to Mr. Connally is the Dallas News, an articulate publication whose marriage to General Walker, it seemed here, was surely made in heaven.” The Morning News was swift to respond. Noting Rauh’s statement and Miss Fleason’s column, a lead editorial Wednesday commented: “The Dallas News is not married to any political candidate. It has endoorsed Mr. Connally as the Democratic nominee because it feels that the State of Texas ‘badly needs one with his proved qualities of leadership. “He is a moderate conservative. Much of the welfare-state program he opposes. We take him for his word: ‘Basically I am a conservative in philosophy. I am dedicated to the free-enterprise system. I am tied to nobody.” Reassurance The closing paragraph confirmed: “The fact that the ADA, the Washington liberal columnists, and the Ralph Yarborough liberals of Texas are all fighting Connally raises the News’ opinion of him.” News Item of the Week This startling two-line story appeared on page four of the Austin American last week: “The Jordonian section of the city of Jerusalem has no railroad connections.” MARTIN ELFANT Sun Life of Canada Houston, Texas CA 4-0686 New Jury To Study Dealings When Estes first learned that the FBI was investigating his activities, Cain said, he told him Lyndon Johnson on the phone.” Wilson, commented that this must not have been the case, since the FBI arrested Estes two days later. Cain said Estes once had him listen in on a phone call to a Washington man whom Estes identified at the time as Cong. Jamie Whitten. “That is the man,” Cain quoted Estes as having said. “He is the man who really gets the budget through: the cotton allotment budget, the general agriculture budget.” Whitten, the M:ssissippian \(Obs. House appropriations subcommittee on agriculture, commented this week: “I never heard of such a thing.” Rep. H. Carl Andersen, Republican from Minnesota, who says Estes bought stock in a family mine but never collected the shares, has told reporters that Estes once dined at Vice President Johnson’s Washington home. Charles Boatner, Johnson’s press aide, denies it, saying Johnson met Estes only once, at a large reception the Vice President gave for Texans after the inauguration. ‘Political Hacks’ The Estes-owned Pecos Daily News, Jack Steele of Scripps-Howard in Washington reported, devoted a full-page of Estes’ activities in Washington during the inauguration festivities. It described a dinner given by Estes for 60 people at a Washington hotel. Among the guests listed were Sen. Ralph Yarborough, Whitten, Cong. Slick Rutherford, Morris, and Cliff Carter, a Johnson assistant. The Pecos Daily News continues to defend Estes. In a front page news story last week, the paper described Wilson’s investigators as “peons” and “political hacks”. Panel Asks Responsibility WASHINGTON Senator Ralph Yarborough’s subcommittee on freedom of information has recommended radio and television stations editorialize more but be required to give equivalent time to the other side every time they endorse a candidate or take a position on a controversial issue. In a report to the Senate, the subcommittee of which attorney Creekmore Fath of Austin is counsel, also takes a tough jab at “socalled newscasters” who endorse candidates. Fulton Lewis, Jr., is singled out for endorsing Nixon in 1960, and it is observed that newscasters “who abuse the public franchise in such a manner should probably be barred from use of the medium.” The report emphasizes the little-known fact that communications licensees are free to support candidates for political office \(if they give equal time to the opposial issues \(if they give fair hearis suggested these privileges are little used because it’s so much trouble to accommodate the other side. THE TEXAS OBSERVER Page 2 April 28, 1962 to General Eisenhower have attempted to dissuade the GOP right-wingers from tactics which might cause a suicidal breach in the party. ‘No Great Threat’ In Houston, Thad Hutcheson, former state Republican chairman and GOP candidate for the U.S. Senate in 1957, told the Observer: “I do not feel there is as great a threat of Birch Society domination, here or elsewhere, as Mr. Clogher seems to. The history of groupism is much more a part ‘of the Democratic party than Republican. “I would oppose any group trying to take over either party,” Hutcheson continued. “I have long been committeed to work through the party organizations . . . I don’t agree with the Birch Society on many points, just as I disagree with the ADA. But I think it would be a big mistake for Republicans to make this a major issueeither to fight for, or against. Anyhow, the other party has just as much of a Birch Society problem as we might have.” Hutcheson’s statement, though somewhat less cautious, was typical of the stated reactions of other party leadersa free translation might read: “We have our eyes on Birchers inside the GOP and we are not going to let them take charge. But we need their votes, so let’s not make them angry. We don’t have too much to worry about, anyhow, because the most fanatical Birchersthe hard core from the old Constitution Partyare ba,cking l -Edwin Walker.” In Austin, James Leonard, executive director of the Texas GOP, told the Observer: “The biggest John Bircher I know is in the Democratic Party . . . I have no objection to membership in the Birch Society. I have many friends who are Birchers and have been asked to join myself. I have refused to join, however, because I feel I can express my conservatism better through the Republican Party. “I know that quite a few members of the Birch Society are working in the Republican Party and working darned hard. They never have tried to impose their views on the party, as far as I know.” ‘Many Fine People’ Jack Cox of Breckenridge, front-running GOP gubernatorial candidate, was in Houston when the details of Clogher’s proposal hit the newspapers. He said he doubted that any outside group was capable of “taking over” the Texas GOP. “I am much more worried about the effect of the far left than of the far right on either party,” Cox told newsmen. “I am not too familiar with the John Birch Society. I have not read the Blue Book and have not attended a meeting. But I do know many fine people who belong to the Birch Society.” Truitt V. Lively, GOP aspirant. for the state Senate seat, Harris County, said he had no intention of resigning from either organization. “I do not think we should abridge the rights of people we do not agree with,” Lively said. “Nor do I think there is anything incompatible between the party and the society. I don’t intend to resign from the Kiwanis Club, the Baptist Church, the Spring Branch Memorial Chamber of Commerce, the Republican -Party, or the John Birch Society.” Johnnie Mock, who seeks Harris County Position 10 in the state House of Representatives, said he has never been a member of the Birch Society but that he “adhorred” the idea that anyone should be screened out of the GOP. “There are too many people in America who set themselves up as deciders,” he added. “I believe in the citizen’s right to vote in and be a member of the party of his choice.” Birch Ticket? Although Republican leaders disclaim reports of an intra-party struggle with Birchers, it is generally known that there is a “Birch Ticket” which the society’s members are being asked to support in the GOP primaries. It includes Roy Whittenburg for governor, Bill Hayes for lieutenant governor, and Giles Miller for congressman-at-large. Birchers over the state are especially enthusiastic in their support of Miller, a publisher of weekly newspapers in Dallas and its suburbs. Concern over at least one of the three is said to be the reason Texas’ Republican Senator John Tower finally broke his silence and Issued a statement this week endorsing Hayes’ opponent, Kellis Dibrell of San Antonio. If this concern actually did cause Tower’s unexpected endorsement of Dibrell, it is slightly ironical. The senator’s spectacular victory over Old Guard Democrat Bill Blakley last summer is credited with bringing most Birchers into the Texas Republican fold. “Tower walked a tight-rope throughout that Campaign on the Birch Society issue,” a Republican told the Observer. “We breathed a big sigh of relief when the race ended without him having to either officially recognize or repudiate them.” Since his election, Tower has denounced Robert Welch, founder of the society. Two years ago many Birchers in Texas were working for the Constitution Party. A combination of disintegration of that organizationdue largely to its lack of successand a burst of national publicity about the Birch Society sent hordes of Constitution Party members \(and other Welch’s controversial group. Prior to this publicity, quite a number of conservatives who are not generally considered fanatics had joined the Birch Society because of its anti-communist theme. After the publicity and the subsequent acquisition of large numbers of known extremists, many of whom Republican leaders refer to as “sane conservatives” faced a dilemma. Some chose to quietly disassociate and others chose to remain in the organization, hoping to temper its tactics. Welch’s firm handas exemplified by the loyal pledge prospective Birchers must signhas prevented any noticeable tempering, however. One active Texas Republican, who asked that his name be withheld, told the Observer: “The Birch Society mystifies me and scares me. The difference between Birchers and sane conservatives is in tactics.” As they ponder their intraparty problem with Birchers and anti-Birchers, Texas Republicans have one conspicuously comforting consolationGen. Walker’s decision to run as a Democrat. This split the hard-core Bircher support, they believe, and will prevent any local or statewide coup de grace by bloc-voting Birchers in the Republican primaries. J.M. YEARS ago The oldest incorporated trade association in the country, the United States Brewers Association, was organized in 1862 .. the same year that IN TEXAS .. a new governor, Francis Richard Lubbock, guided a bankrupt state through that bitter Civil War year. Cotton, exported through Mexico, brought desperately needed foreign gold. Homefront industries were established. Comforts were feW, but morale stayed high .. and there.was good Texas beer, enjoyed then as now. For then, as now, beer was the traditional bev erage of moderationlight, sparkling refresh. ment that adds a touch of Southwestern hospitality to any occasion. Texan’s have always enjoyed the good fellowship that goes with every glass. TODAY, in its centennial year, the United States Brewers Association still works constantly to assure maintenance of high standards of quality and propriety wherever beer and ale are served. Texas Division UNITED STATES BREWERS ASSOCIATION, INC. Austin