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chairman. Davis was the only one of the 25 members who was absent. The committee asked Dr. Harry Ransom, University of Texas chancellor, Eric Johnsson, chairman of the board of Texas Instruments, Inc., and Zachary to select the executive. director of the committee. Ivor The 70-mile-an-hour speed law con tains a proviso, almost unnoticed during the session, giving the state highway department authority to set speed limits on state highways through municipalities. Chief engineer Dewitt Greer says on the basis of this proviso, “we’re definitely going to eliminate speed traps.” V Rep. Bob Eckhardt, Houston, angrily condemned, as “a pick-pocket theft,” and asked Speaker Tunnell to repudiate, a sleeper in a routinely-approved adoption of rules for the 1965 House that purports to give Tunnell power to appoint House officials, who are now selected by the House at large. Eckhardt said this is illegal because it would change present law, which a resolution cannot do. Eckhardt said Tunnell said he did not know of the change. “He’ll do to tie to,” Railroad Cmsr. Ben Ramsey said of his new, Con nally-appointed colleague, Judge Jim Lang don of El Paso. Maybe so, maybe no, said Texas independent producers and royalty owners’ assn. president Johnny Mitchell, who said he didn’t know anything about Langdon, and consulted. For son, president, the independents were not the majors, J. Clyde TomlinTexas mid-continent oil and TO THE PUBLIC: “Ego tamquam centrum circuli, cui simili modo se habent circumferentiae partes; to autemnon sic.” THOU ART SQUARE. ELEPHANT HILL SCHOOL OF ECONOMIC THEORY “Wellspring of Conservative Thought” P. 0. Box 66103 Houston 6, Texas 12 The Texas Observer GLENDALE FUNERAL HOME 1015 Federal Road Houston 15 Phone: GL 3-6373 We Honor All Burial -Insurance Ed R. WatsonPresident 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 This is a renewal. This is a new subscription. gas assn., said Langdon “will inspire cooperation from all elements in the industry.” Langdon said he has no oil interests. He was appointed district judge in 1954 by then-Gov. Allan Shivers and chief justice of the eighth court of civil appeals by thenGov. Price Daniel. V The Observer has learned that the price of the special train from Austin to Tyler for Byron Tunnell. Day there has been paid in full by Tyler interests. Legislators participating in the event told the Observer that the railroad interests of the state were paying this bill, but Walter Caven, their principal lobbyist in Austin, said that it was all paid for from Tyler. V Texas research league president R. A. Goodson, Dallas, who is leaving for New York to become a vice-president of American Telephone & Telegraph, has been replaced as league president by Ray H. Horton, vice-president of Humble Oil. The league’s report on the railroad commission recommends more district offices in Midland and more oil and gas field inspectors. V Last issue’s item that Rep. Dick Mor gan, Dallas, might run for governor caused quite a furore among Republicans. Morgan, in a conversation with the Observer, says that he is not. V Sen. Yarborough has made a basic de. cision to risk accusations of absenteeism in order to return to Texas for protracted visits with constituents. For instance, he was in Texas Wednesday, June through Monday, June 10, during which six days he not only spoke during the P.A.S.O. weekend in San Antonio, but also went to a coffee and an evening picnic with Democrats in Dallas, the annual Yarborough family reunion in east Texas, an evening barbecue given by Walter Hall honoring Galveston firemen, and the Fort Worth federal business association. This is a characteristic sample of the pre-campaign campaigning to which he has committed his energies, and because of which he is considered so formidable by conservative Democrats tempted to take him on next spring. V President Kennedy was accompanied, on his El Paso visit last week, not only by Vice-President Johnson and Sena tor Yarborough, but also, most curiously, by the Republican congressman from Odessa, Ed Foreman, who is sure to be op posed by, among others, Rep. Malcolm Mc Gregor, El Paso, next spring. Foreman tried to get an invitation from the White House, but this attempt not availing, turned to thechairman of the House armed services committee of which he is a memhas said admiring things about Foreman; Vinson is powerful by virtue of seniority. Ergo, Foreman accompanied Kennedy. V GoV. Connally flew to El Paso in a private plane and joined a crowd of 6,000 greeting Kennedy at the airport. In a political speech in which he dug at Republicans, Kennedy said of Connally, “He represents this state with distinction as a real Democrat. We read a good deal about Texas, and it’s encouraging to me to realize there are a few Democrats left in Texas, as there are in Massachusetts.” Naturally these remarks pleased Connally’s forces and angered friends of Don Yarborough. V The Fort Worth Star-Telegram tele phoned ex-Gov. Allan Shivers and asked whether he’ll run against Sen. Yarborough next year. He has “made no plans” to do so, he replied, adding that he had received lots of mail asking him to, and that “You never shut the door.” V For the second time, John Mashek of the Dallas News’ Washington bureau has featured the fact that Greekmore Fath of Austin, counsel for the freedom of information subcommittee of the U.S. Senate, makes $17,228 a year, more than any of Sen. Yarborough’s regular staff members in Washington. Mashek’s story cast doubt on the value of the subcommittee’s work; Yarborough said it is still receiving and processing complaints about radio and television political coverage. Mashek also reported that Mrs. Liz Carpenter, executive assistant to the vice-president at $15,386, “acts primarily as Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson’s press aide” and “works at the home of the vice-president here.” V Sen. Charles Herring, Austin, says that “at present I have no intention of becoming a candidate for congress.” He told an Austin civic club, “I would not want a full-time life job in a political office, much less one away from Austin.” This in effect puts the prospective vacancy in the tenth congressional district up for grabs. Half a dozen names, including those of Texas employment commissioner. Jake Pickle, Rep. Jack Ritter, ex-councilman Bill Long, and ex-D.A. Les Procter, are being bandied about.