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T 11%.”f TaT. r a 1 1 a d..T T Political Intelligence Li 9 FISH IN 1,000 ACRE LAKE SWIMMING & BOATING IN COLORADO RIVER 5500 ACRES RECREATION STATE PARK LAND FOR SALE NEAR AUSTIN with these facilities available for only $10.00 down, $10.00 monthly. Call or Write VERNON TUCK AGENCY Box 7 Channelview, Tex. Phone GL 2-7131 Area Code 713 Ha T T ..1%. Jo, 717.71 Teachers Want a Raise V In’ its magazine, the Texas State Teach ers’ Assn. announced its 1965 legislative program: $540 more a year salary for Texas teachers. V Woodrow Bean, former county judge in El Paso and most recently foreman of the Morris Jaffe ranch, has left there to set up house with his new wife in El Paso. Jaffe has been reported promoting liberal participation in housing projects under federal statutes that provide that the organizers of the projects wind up eventually owning them. Jerry Holleman, former Texas labor leader and federal official until the snafu over a check from Billy Sol Estes, is reported working with Jaffe in these projects. fror Sen. Franklin Spears, San Antonio,, says he was outvoted 12-1 by conservatives on the Texas legislative delegation to the Council of State Governments conference in Hawaii. Spears says House Speaker Byron Tunnell \(occasionally joined by Lt. the Southern states on every issue. Specifically, Spears says, Tunnell voted Texas in favor of the three constitutional amendments now making the rounds of the legislatures to strip the federal government of major powers. V Spears’ position on the public accommodations section of Kennedy’s civil rights program is not, he states, one of opposition. He has not read the bill yet, he says; “I don’t yet know. I’m in sympathy with the public accommodations section. I don’t know whether it’s worded right. I agree with the principle of the thing.” Earlier press reports said Spears agreed with Connally’s opposition to the section. He said that his position was that he agreed with the civil rights programs Connally says he is for, but that he had not said he was opposed to the public accommodations proviso. V The two suits to force redistricting of the legislature are nearing court cli max. The Republican suit is to be heard in Houston Sept. 23. Top state Democratic officials continue to devise objections with out committing themselves explicitly against proportional redistricting. The lib eral legislators who have filed a parallel suit hope for simultaneous trial with the FOR RENT Air conditioned office available for faculty office, research project, or consultative service. Second floor, Varsity Building, 2328 Guadalupe, Austin. Also suitable for study for graduate students. Call University YWCA, 2200 Guadalupe, GR 2-9246 \(Evenings GR 2 Republicans’ suit. Speculation eddies around the question whether Gov. Connally will be forced, by the suits, to call a special session on the subject. Lt. Gov. Preston Smith has thought so ; Rep. Bill Hollowell, Grand Saline, says it’s inevitable. The prospect of court-ordered redistricting scares rural politicians because they could wake up and find themselves without constituencies. Ritter’s Turkey-Shoot V Rep. Jack Ritter, Austin, the only an nounced candidate for the Central Texas congressional seat Homer Thornberry is vacating to take a judgeship, is doing what he told Roll Call, a Washington paper, he would do: “I’ve been trying to shoot every turkey in the head before he sticks his neck up.” Trouble is, he can’t get the turkeys to show themselves. Ritter, declining to label himself as a liberal or such for Roll Call, was identified by that paper as “apparently the man to beat” and “a fast-moving Democrat who views politics as a lofty and dignified profession.” He has been driven closer to the liberal position than he has been heretofore by reliable reports of a meeting Aug. 10 honoring Texas Employment Commission member Jake Pickle at Claude Voyles’ ranch, a meeting attended by John Connally, as well as Austin businessmen politically associated with Allan Shivers and Lyndon Johnson. Ritter has started newspaper and TV advertising, even though he hasn’t an opponent yet and the election date hasn’t been set. A private poll reportedly showed that Sen. Charles Herring, Austin, would run strongest ; but Herring is not ‘running. ExD.A. Les Procter was second; but he is not a likely candidate. Ritter came third, and Pickle, who has not yet announced, fifth. Pickle’s prospects were not improved with * The Issues on Bedi and Webb * . the sterling Walter Prescott Webb Memorial issue of the new Texas Observer . . . stands inmemorableness 4. and interest right alongside the famed : special number . . . devoted to the late .:. Roy Bedichek. . . . Like the ‘Observer’s Bedichek issue, it will make history in 4. * Texas publishing.” Lon Tinkle in the ‘ “These extraordinarily fine [Bedi chek and Webb] special editions can only create friends among the erudite.” 4 *, James W. Byrd in the * Greenville Banner * .1;1.1,4 . 0.1p 4.41.4 4. 4.4 the statement from ex-state’s attorney Larry Jones in Washington that he’s considering running. Creekmore Fath, Sen. Yarborough’s counsel on the freedom of information Senate subcommittee, has been mentioned, also. The Republicans are having lots of trouble finding a candidate, but there is a difficult-to-comprehend but definite rumor that they have decided on “the candidate,” though his identity’s not public yet. Question is, when will the election be, Nov. 9, when it can be held with the least expense and there will be many voters at the polls; or later, when a separate election would be required and a smaller turnout might be expected? It depends on Lyndon Johnson. Thornberry could continue in office until the end of the year, while resigning now as of Jan. 1 to clear the way for the election; but he has not. Gonzalez and Endorsements V The name of Henry Gonzalez, the San Antonio congressman, was used by both sides in the 1962 Democratic governor’s race, without his consent. He was intensely angered by a postcard sent out under his name which he did not authorize, but he discovered that the sender of this postcard broke no law, so he has now introduced a fraudulent endorsement bill to outlaw knowingly using a person’s name to endorse a candidate falsely. In the 1962 race, Gonzalez writes the Observer, “supporters from both sides used my name knowing that I had not endorsed either candidate, and it seems that the side that did most of that won.” V A prominent San Antonio politician whom some people have hoped might run against Gonzalez tells the Observer that Gonzalez is stronger than ever ; “unbeatable” was the word used. Public Accommodations V The Texas Jaycees announced that they ran a statewide referendum and decided on the basis of the results to release a statement opposing the public accommo September 20, 1963 11 Dallas Morning News + Extra copies of the Bedichek and Webb issues are available on order for 4 *4 25 cents each from the Texas Observer, *