Since 1866 The Place in Austin V\( … the students and the professors, the politicians and the lobbyists, dine or drink beer in rather unfamiliar proximity.” Willie Morris in Harper’s. 1607 San Jacinto GR 7-4171 GLENDALE FUNERAL HOME 1015 Federal Road Houston 15 Phone: GL 3-6373 We Honor All Burial Insurance Ed R. WatsonPresident The current PIPE program tracks the pattern set out in 1960. A letter transmitting the 1960 memorandum about the program was signed by Ed C. Burris, who happens to be the executive vice president of the Texas Manufacturers’ Association. Burris’ 1960 letter was marked “personal and confidential,” and the attached memo about PIPE that year had “confidential” written on it four different places. In 1960 Texas Congressmen V Republican Cong. Bruce Alger, Dallas, has taken, politically, a serious step. He has announced he will not answer any more questions, written or verbal, put to him by the Dallas Times-Herald. He cited in evidence a T-H story assigning to his truculent conservatism in Washington his home town’s loss of federal jobs and facilities. . . . Alger blasted a Dallas committee, which included Mayor Earl Cabell, \(a likely opponent of his for re-election in tests of the removal of the VA hospital from Dallas to Waco. Cabell responded he didn’t think he should have to go to Washington to tell Alger his job. . . . Alger said, with reference to tax reform, that he would like to see individual income tax rates “the same rate for everyone, and finally repealed altogether.” 12 The Texas Observer ######4.~04~ Professors- Sa y , professors of provincial world history; fragments of an incipient s literature; idealism under pressure; the economics of journalism, and the journalism of economics; government by consent of the politicians; applied ethics; patriotized Puritanism; Americanized education; commercialized regionalism Do your students know that any /thing is happening in and around Texas except what they read inthe The Observer offers a special student subscription rate of $1.50 per student per semester for orders of ten or more subscriptions that can be de +’ * livered in bulk to one address. Student subscribers for the fall semester can receive free copies of the Walter Webb issue, as long as they last. Student subscribers this fall term will also receive the Observer’s forthcoming issue on East Texas. Please specify if you want your packets stamped, “Antidote to the #*444#######~444.**#####~44 Burris asked recipients of the material to return it, “since I am fearful of having it circulated too extensively,” he said. Referring to quotas that were assigned to various metropolitan areas to make up the fund, Burris wrote in 1960 as to the Houston quota that all that was necessary “is for 30 or 40 businessmen to raise some $200-$500 apiece, in whatever fashion they best see fit. . .” V Cong. Jim Wright, Fort Worth, de nying plans to oppose Sen. Ralph Yarborough, is semi-officially mentioned as a likely prospect as the next U.S. ambassador to the Organization of American States. He’s been studying Spanish. The O.A.S. job could be a stepping-stone back into statewide Texas politics. V Cong. Joe Kilgore, McAllen, who the Dallas News says has been “increasingly dismayed recently by activities of the national Democratic Party,” is reported considering not seeking re-election. Webb Cty. Judge Roberto Benavides has criticized Kilgore and is thought to be ready to run against him. \(“I’m not in the least b.:t afraid of Joe Kilgore . . . when, and if, I decide to run,” Benavides has been quoted. “Kilgore is anti-labor, anti-minority group, anti-poor people, and anti-Kennedy administration, and he is pro-special interests, 1,0/ Cong.-at-large Joe Pool, Dallas, has become openly hostile toward the Kennedy administration. Elected as a Democrat, Pool said in Dallas that the administration’s moving the VA hospital from Dallas to Waco was “regional reprisal” and “turned my stomach.” Referring to playing politics with post offices, he said of the administration, “They’re just making people madder.” Speaking in Monahans, Pool, according to the semiweekly Monahans News, opposed the public accomodations proposal, the nuclear test ban treaty, “any foreign aid to any country friendly to the Russians,” any foreign aid at all after two more years, medicare, and the Youth Conservation. Corps proposal. V In his newsletter home, Cong. John Dowdy, Athens, expressed his opposition to homosexuality. He said a judiciary subcommittee he presides over is holding hearings on his bill to deny tax-exempt status to the Mattachine Society, a group of homosexuals dedicated to the defense of homosexuality. Dowdy condemned “the liberal attitude toward sexual abnormalities, perversion, and unlawful conduct.” V Cong. Henry Gonzalez, San Antonio, explained the national debt as a hereto-stay phenomenon in his newsletter. The U.S. is worth about the amount of the debt, he said; “Uncle Sam is solvent by the same standard as is any business.” V Eleven Texas Democrats and both Texas Republicans voted against a federal aid to the colleges bill as the House passed it, 287-113. Voting no: Alger, Burleson, Casey, Dowdy, Fisher, Foreman, Kilgore, Mahon, Poage, Pool, Purcell, Roberts, Teague. Senator Yarborough fr The Dallas News reports that its col umnist, Dr. Robert Morris, leader of the Defenders of American Liberties, is seeking support for the G.O.P. nomination against Sen. Ralph Yarborough. Morris sought G.O.P. nomination in 1960 against Clifford Case in New Jersey and lost, 220,000-120,000. The News reported that to overcome Morris’ being from the North and having been linked with Birchers, “some feel it will take $1,000,000 to do the job effectively.” V Sen. Yarborough was one of the speak ers at the state American Legion conventiona fact cited in evidence by Legion spokesmen that the Legion is non-partisan. Yarborough called for enactment of his G.I. bill of, rights, berated the communists, reiterated his support of national military strength, and said the pending test ban treaty was based on “no trust,” since only those tests would be banned which could be detected. V Yarborough solidified his support among rural electrification people with a speech to their convention in Houston, defending low-interest REA. loans and socalled “pork barrel” projects as in the national interest and slashing at Life Magazine for attacking such projects while accepting a federal mail subsidy of several million dollars a year. Yarborough cast his vote for a domestic peace corps in the Senate. S OW lig \(IF lc 4iigf iTAILT Antriligettre
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