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woman signed. Their names were to appear on an ad for repeal. Another interesting byplay occurred in Dallas. Maurice Carlson, former Dallas GOP chairman, actively supports repeal. In a letter, Carlson urged state GOP chairman Peter O’Donnell to “take a strong and vigorous position” for repeal. This O’Donnell has not done, preferring to cite the fact that the leading GOP officeholders are on record for repeal. Carlson stated, in his letter, that in San Antonio, Sen. Barry Goldwater “said that if he were a Texan and had the opportunity to do so on Nov. 9, he would vote for repeal of the poll tax in this state.” Carlson may have been writing from press reports; in San Antonio Goldwater did reaffirm his support of the federal repeal of the poll tax, but when the Observer asked him if he favored Texas repeal, he said this was for Texans to decide. In any event, O’Donnell did not hasten into the battle for repeal. Percentage by states of persons of voting age who cast ballots in the 1960 presidential election \(the five remaining poll tax states, capital letters; the six former Confederate states that have abolished the poll tax, Per Cent Rank Rank Voting 1960 1956 United States 63.66 The States: Idaho 80.64 1 1 Utah 80.12 2 3 New Hampshire 79.35 3 9 North Dakota 78.30 4 22 South Dakota 78.06 5 11 West Virginia 77.37 6 12 Minnesota 77.06 7 20 Connecticut 76.86 8 2 Indiana 76.85 9 7 Massachusetts 76.08 10 4 Illinois 75.73 11 8 Rhode Island 75.18 12 5 Iowa 74.93 13 6 Wyoming 73.68 14 17 Wisconsin 73.44 15 24 Delaware 73.40 16 14 Maine 72.63 17 30 Michigan 72.44 18 25 Washington 72.29 19 23 Vermont 72.29 20 18 Oregon 72.22 21 19 New Jersey 71.82 22 15 Missouri 71.73 23 21 Montana 71.46 24 10 Nebraska 71.44 25 32 Colorado 71.38 26 16 Ohio 71.27 27 27 Pennsylvania 70.52 28 29 Kansas 70.27 29 13 California 67.36 30 34 New York 67.00 31 26 Oklahoma 63.77 32 31 Kentucky 63.71 33 35 New Mexico 62.07 34 33 Nevada 61.14 35 28 Maryland 57.18 36 36 Arizona 54.37 37 37 *North Carolina 53.53 38 39 Hawaii 53.16 39 .. *Tennessee 50.26 40 40 Florida 50.00 41 38 Alaska 49.19 42 .. *Louisiana 44.78 43 42 TEXAS 41.77 44 43 ARKANSAS 41.13 45 41 VIRGINIA 33.33 46 44 *Georgia 12 85 47 45 ALABAMA 31.07 48 46 *South Carolina 30.56 49 47 MISSISSIPPI 25.44 50 48 \(This chart should have run with Henry Gonzalez’ article last issue, but was not hecause OPPOSITION was mounted late but seemed to have begun clustering last week. Still, the significant public opponents of repeal could be counted on the fingers of one hand at our press time. They are State Rep. George Hinson of Mineola and State Sen. George Parkhouse of Dallas, both Democrats; State Rep. Horace Houston of Dallas, GOP candidate for lieutenant governor, and Frates Seeligson, Bexar County GOP chairman; and Gen. Preston Weatherred of Dallas. Weatherred mails out conservative analyses of legislators’ voting records to “interested parties.” On Oct. 21, Charles E. Simons, the Dallas oilman who is a spokesman for the major oil companies, wrote to “Dear Friend,” on his personal letterhead, that Weatherred’s analysis of the poll tax was being mailed. Upon request, Weatherred provided the Observer with a copy of his mail-out against repeal. It is an all-out attack on the Democratic’ Coalition. Weatherred says that “idealistically, no great issue can be taken” with the position that the poll tax is .”an immoral deprivation of the citizen’s inherent right to vote,” but that “a means, however wellintentioned, to evil ends, itself becomes evil.” With repeal, Weatherred says, the liberals can elect their people-KennedyJohnson electors, Ralph and Don Yarborough, and other liberals-and can then attain their goals, which Weatherred specifies to be repeal of the right-to-work law, requiring only one voter’s registration in a voter’s lifetime, a state wage and hour law, reduction or elimination of the general sales tax and its replacement with a corporate income tax and “a radically graduated personal income tax,” and a state civil rights measure that would make pending federal legislation look “mild.” Weatherred denies confusion would result if the poll tax was not required for Editor and General Manager, Ronnie Dugger. Partner, Mrs. R. D. Randolph. Business Manager, Sarah Payne. 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None of the other people who are associated federal elections, but was required in elections for state officers. He refers to “easily understood election procedures” in this eventuality. He warns that with repeal and voter registration, voters can be “blocked, herded, brow-beaten, to vote in accord