Page 4


It happened ZOO YEARS ago The oldest incorporated trade association in the country, the United States Brewers Association, was organized in 1862 .. the same year that k; :s4e \\ Vx \\’t Z \\ IN. TEXAS .. the entire state waited, with hopes and prayers, for news of Terry’s Texas Rangers, beloved for their courage, daring and skill as fighters. With Albert Sidney Johnston in Kentucky, in and out of Tennessee with Nathan Bedford Forrest, into Georgia with Fighting Joe Wheeler .. where there was a battle to be won for the South, the Rangers were there! And then, as now, beer was the traditional beverage of moderationlight, sparkling refresh. ment that adds a touch of Southwestern hospitality to any occasion. Texans 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 Dlvision UNITED STATES BRE_OiERS ASSOCIA! ION, INC. Austin Cox Eyes ‘New Worlds’ Patriotism . Union, as well as among other countries. Conferees also endorsed federal aid to education as an “emergency measure.” No Takers For perspective, it might also be mentioned that about one year ago, in Amarillo, Dr. F. W. Mattox, president of Lubbock Christian College, spoke to the Amarillo Junior Chamber of Commerce about the American Heritage Program being taught by himself and five other L.C.C. faculty members for several years in many cities and towns within a 200-mile radius of Lubbock. “This course, composed of six two-hour sessions, is designed to wake up the people as to what makes America, great,” Dr. Mattox said. He offered to conduct the program, in Amarillo, after warning of the danger. of inner decay to this country. To this date, Dr. Mattox apparently has found no takers. flaunted in ’58. One of my associates, who is quite a power in a Republican ghetto in Queens, said returns from his precinct indicated Rocky, as this grandson of John D. is familiarly known, failed to pull the Jewish vote. “G’svan,” said a son of Massachusetts, the mother of presidents. “Rockefeller faced the same kind of indifference just about all incumbents in state office faced. Look at the record: six Democratic governors and six Republican defeated. If you want to tell Texans something, tell ’em this shows the states need federal aid. Any governor who isn’t providing services gets kicked out. And so does any governor who hikes taxes to meet expenses. They need federal aid. Tell ’em!” Before he could return to his pie if this explained why incumbent Republican governor Volpe may have lost to Democrat Peabody in an election so close George Parr could well be called in as technical adviser for the recount. He thought this possible. “And how do the Democrats like Teddy?” said one of the Republicans, snidely, from below the salt. “Fine! He’s even more personable than his brother was when he ran for senator. He charmed some of the most loyal supporters McCormack had. I know people who hated his guts who now will vote for Teddy for anything no matter what the office!” This effectively cleared the air of all bipartisanship. Lunch broke up with such exchanges as: “It’s a damn dynasty!” “And what about the Lodges?” “Oh, my god!” “Voters damn well deserve what they get.” And so on. I WANDERED OFF but could find no one in the office from California where. as you might have heard, incumbent Edmund G. 2,296,-presidency-governorship. I couldn’t even find a Republican who had read the defeated one’s incredible farewell address. What can you say about such fulsome petulance? I fall back on Shakespeare and say of Nixon’s fond adieu to politics what Malcolm said of the Thane of Cawdor at his execution: “Nothing in his life became him like the leaving of it.” But why did the voters reject him in the roles of statesman? How can you explain why it wearied, at last, of his slanderous flaks and dog acts and telethon quizzes and his dragging out the wife and kids for a bow? Only one quote will do. “That’s show business!” HARRIS GREEN CORPUS CHRISTI In town for a speech to the National Audubon Society in convention here, Senator Ralph Yarborough offered some political observations to the Corpus Christi Caller-Times in an interview. He said he will “beg my friends” in Texas to support legislative acceptance of Padre Island national park, approved by the Congress. He will push, during the next session of Congress, among other. things, his cold war G.I. education bill, federal aid to junior colleges \(which he said are not adequately supported by limited local g o of The five members of the controversial Texas House “textbook committee” will issue separate reports to the next session of the legislature, along with recommendations for improving textbook selection methods. Four of the five members last June voted against chairman W. T. Dungan of McKinney, after it was charged that a hearing had been used to hurt House Speaker James Turman in his campaign for lieutenant governor. Dungan called Wednesday for stronger anti-obscenity laws in Texas, as well as for high school economic texts which give students “an un, derstanding of our capitalist system and a comparison with others, particularly the socialistic or communistic system.” frof San Antonio Republican Henry Catto, Jr., who was doused with soda pop in an election day fracas, last week delivered to the 26th annual state NAACP convention a scathing attack on “puppet Negro political bosses” who advocate voting the straight Democratic ticket and who, Catto claims, had a large hand in electing segregationist Democrat Joe Pool to Congress. Catto produced segregationist literature used by Pool in the election campaign and called his defeated opponent, Republican Des Barry of Houston, “a friend of the Negro.” pot The Texas Research League, a privately-financed organi zation run by representatives of big business, has predicted that the state will not need any major tax bill in 1963 unless the legisla ture goes on a spending spree. Sen. George Parkhouse of Dallas, chairman of the Commission on State and Local Tax Policy, told the annual meeting of the league that his group will recommend to the next legislature that 20 changes be made in the sales tax law. 1# The Baylor University board of trustees last week author ized a committee to study the question of integration and report back at the board’s next general session April 16. Trustee Ralph B. Lee told the board, “I feel we could be guilty of the ‘sin of silence’ al.. well as a sin of omission or commission if we do not act now.” The Baptist school does not now admit Negroes. The faculty welcomed the study. fror Senator Tower told the Houston Post he is inclined toward Goldwater for President. He is against Rockefeller. He hopes Nixon “won’t be lost to pub lic life.” g o of Jack Cox told the Post he will not become a Democrat again. As to 1964, Cox gazed out his kitchen window and declaimed, “There’s a whole new world out there to conquer. Wher do we start?” froor Expense reports filed by the two gubernatorial candidate: before the election revealed the’ had spent a total of over $800,000 trying to get elected. John Connally spent $310,244 more than Jack Coxmore than twice as much as did the latterin the primary and general campaigns Connally’s total expenses were $558,401, while his opponent’s were $248,157. Connally’s biggest expense was incurred in beating Democratic opponent Don Yarborough in the primary; he spent less than Cox in the general election campaign. Congressman Gonzalez of San Antonio was bidding for a seat on the House Armed Services Committee \(vacated, involuntarily, by Congressman Rutherman Kilgore of McAllen, who ranks Gonzalez, said he wanted it, but would gladly defer to any ether Texas Democrat in the delegation who has more seniority than he does. poor George B. Allen, M.D., Tyler, and 34 other M.D.’s actually wrote a mimeographed form let ter to their patients, alleging that Democratic Congressman Beckworth of Gladewater “subscribes to the socialistic doctrines of the present administration” and endorsing Republican William SteThe letter began, “It has been my privilege to serve as your physician. It is not my intention in this letter to presume upon this relationship. . . .” Some of the doctors received indications from their patients that they had presumed. About 25 liberals, of 65 so identified who were invited, attended a secret \(except for the at the invitation of Rep. Rudy Esquivel. They were represented as pondering the House rules. Doubtlessly they pondered more than that. V’ The Houston Post began a series of editorials called “An Agenda for the Legislature,” while the Houston Chronicle, in a long editorial, gave its unreserved enthusiasm to Gov.-elect John Connally. The San Antonio Express sided with professional educators against Textbook Scourger Rep. Dungan. toof Congressman George Mahon of Lubbock does not want anyone to take him for a liberal. In Dallas this week, he maintained that a two-party system unfortunately would make both parties in Texas more liberal. Then he warned that Barry Goldwater has begun “conditioning the American people” to accept Rockefeller for President. “Senator Goldwater isn’t as conservative as some people think,” he said. g o or Texans bored with the old scandals indictments in East Texas and the Estes and McClelland affairs, all of which continue to evolve this week now have a fourth one to pep up their faith in human ingenuity. The Houston papers are playing up the discovery that city employees’ pension funds totaling $651,-145 were deposited \(until they months-old savings association run by city officials and prominent Houston citizens. THE TEXAS OBSERVER Page 3 November 16, 1962 Distant Observations Clues for Us Yokels NEW YORK Observer readers naturally know all there is to know about the Texas elections and why everyone voted as he did, but they may be mystified by the results from the rest of the nation. Thanks to the highly variable objectivity of the beloved metropolitan dailies, this mystification may, in some cities, be complete. Now this is deplorable; so I’ve decided to share with you folks back home a set of acquaintances, at work and at play, who hail from New York, Illinois. Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania. Calling upon all, I came up with an informal. or out-of-my-depth, survey that will pain no one \(cerbring joy to many. Popular journalism at its best! My former roommate, a Pennsylvania boy now married and apparently raising children for a living, seemed the one to poll first since his State had just elected a Republican governor. As I hoped, he was still clinging to a copy of the Thursday Times that had all the final results. “The independent voter was more independent than ever in Pennsylvania,” he said. “Senator Joseph Clark got 100,000 votes to spare, but Republican William Scranton got a 370,000 edge over Richardson Dilworth for governor. There were also local issues.” “Hey! Local issues and independent voters, too. This survey will r eally sound professional. What were they?” “Corruption. Dilworth was mayor of Philadelphia before running for governor; he left office with, let us say, the taint of scandal upon him. The Republicans had a cute slogan on this.” “Communism, Corruption and Cuba?” “No. Silly Dilly from Philly.” I hung up immediately. AT THE OFFICE I announced my project during lunch, where Illinois, Massachusetts, and New York were heavily represented. There was general enthusiasm thought I could get little comment, from my Illinois cohort on the ability of lovable ol’ Everett Dirksen to ooze back into office with 165,000 more votes than his opponent. No matter. Texans with such disparate choices as Tower and Yarborough should understand an electorate that favors both Dirksen and Douglas. Everyone had a theory on New York and why Nelson Rockefeller returned to Albany with a smaller Slight Mix-up In Kerrville This correction appeared on the front page of the Kerrville Mountain Sun this week “When we get confused we do a good job of it! “Just after our first press run was completed. we found a dandy! “We got the Arcadia picture show ad and the Medina River Baptist ads switched. So don’t believe it if you see the Baptists sponsoring Elvis Presley. “The Baptists are sponsoring ‘The Story of the Holy City,’ as told by Billy Graham, at the Municipal Auditorium Nov. 26. “And Norman Hines is showing Elvis Presley in ‘Girls, Girls,’ at the Arcadia in a special late show Friday night. “And we’ve made still another resolution to check our ads more closely.” We at the Observer trust that the Kerrville journalists will not get confused. and go to the wrong movie. Yarborough’s Plans conservation, and a veterans’ hospital for South Texas, he said. He repeated his support of President Kennedy’s Cuban blockade, but with an afterthought somewhat unusual. “I was very grateful to see the blockade. I had been advocating it publicly for two months. The communists are tough customers to deal with. . . . It requires eternal vigilance,” he said. “But,” he added, “remember the