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out entirely. The draft was laced with critical conclusions; the final report is a dry, bureaucratic document. Sen. Spears, sponsor of state regulatory legislation for the private schools, went to the agency and demanded and got a copy of the 148page report. Then, on March 22, he sent J. W. Edgar, commissioner of education, a letter asking 30 questions about the shortened final report, such as why it omitted the draft’s determinations of what abuses exist and how to provide effective regulation and the findings and recommendations the legislature had told the agency to provide, and why “the original report material [was] reduced in size by 83%.” Acting on information that Bergquist had been pulled off the study in the final stages and replaced by a person more acceptable to private trade school interests, Spears also asked Edgar why the rough-draft report had been “turned over to another individual relatively unfamiliar with all the study findingsfor SUBSCRIBE OR RENEW THE TEXAS OBSERVER 504 West 24th Street Austin 5, Texas Enclosed is $5.10 \(or if the subscriber lives outside of Texas, tion to the Observer for : Name Address City, State . 111Th is a renewal. This is a new subscription. Since 1866 The Place in Austin Immortalized in Bill Brammer’s THE GAY PLACE 1607 San Jacinto GR 7-4171 sharp reduction and wholesale elimination of original content?” The agency is still studying these questions. Meanwhile, the regulatory legislation languishes. A CERTAIN CONFUSION of public and private values seems to be proceeding apace in other quarters. Questions have been raised this session about the activities of persons in government as they bring their influence to bear upon governmental processes. Land Cmsr. Sadler’s use of state employees, facilities, and mailing lists to oppose H.B. 510 has been discussed. Gratuities from municipalities to legislators have been mentioned. In this context one might inquire why Homer Garrison, Jr., director of the Texas department of public safety, presents each legislator with an “official identification” card, enclosed in plastic, on the back of which it is noted that the card was “Not printed at state expense.” Early this session Rep. Charles Wilson, Trinity, charged that Frank Driskill, $11,000-a-year employee of Congressman John Dowdy, Athens, had been lobbying legislators trying to get Angelina county cut out of Dowdy’s district. Angelina county is the home of Benton Musselwhite, who opposed Dowdy for congress and may again. Driskill did indeed register as a lobbyist in Austin, representing “himself,” but when he learned of Wilson’s charges he denied “asking” legislators for anything or lobbying for his own or Dowdy’s interests. Rep. Charles VVhitTield, Houston, has a bill to prohibit lobbying by state officials on a bill after it has been been heard in committee. This proposal has reached the House calendar with a favorable report. Political subdivisions have been May 2, 1963 13 AMERICAN INCOME LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY OF INDIANA Underwriters of the American Income Labor Disability Policy Executive Offices: P. 0. Box 208 Waco, Texas Bernard Rapoport, President