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that many ballots were invalidated in GOP areas in Texas, but were accepted under\\ similar circumstances in “Democratic districts on the Mexican border.” Dallas will be the site of the state GOP convention June 16; their Sept. 15 state convention will be held in Austin. V Wellington Abbey, Houston, has re signed as editor of the weekly Cotton Digest to run for lieutenant governor. He says he is a Kennedy Democrat and will run on a platform advocating liquor by the drink, horse racing, and an end of curfews on the serving of liquor and beer. V Reports circulate that a group want Connally to resign as governor and run against Sen. Yarborough, with Lt. Gov. Smith or Atty. Gen. Carr opposing Don Yarborough for governor. V George Bush, Houston, has been stumping, mostly at Republican meetings, against Sen. Yarborough. In Corpus the Caller quoted him that Yarborough is “fiscally irresponsible.” V PASO is trying to promote an oppon ent for Cong. Joe Kilgore, McAllen. Homer Lopez, assistant U.S. district attorney in Brownsville, is their current prospect. . . . The San Antonio Express quotes Juan Cornejo, Crystal City mayor: “I’ve always been for President Kennedy’s reelection, and never intended to support anyone else.” . . . The Nueces County PASO faction that broke off from state PASO officially censured Gov. Connally for not responding to an invitation and telephone calls about meeting with them in Corpus. The Caller reported that Roy Velasquez of Austin PASO, a state vice-chairman, is leading a challenge to Albert Pena’s state PASO leadership at the PASO convention in Brownsville next month. V The Houston Chronicle reports that the teamsters plan to make the Valley a national battleground for teamster organization, especially among Latin-Americans. A City Sales Tax Tulia Herald editor H. M. Baggarly, a brass-collar Democrat, said he “detected a note of demagoguery” in Gov. Connally’s recent Amarillo talk. Connally was more critical of Democrats than of their enemies and hinted he was “unhappy about many things in Washington,” but “never found it in his heart even to mention the name of the President of the United States, a man who had honored him by naming him Secretary of the Navy. The implication was obvious,” Baggarly wrote. Robert G. Rogers writes in “The Young Liberal,” Houston, that a Columbus cafe refused to serve Negroes in a group of Ralph Yarborough supporters who were returning by bus from the Yarborough salute in Austin, and that although he, Rogers, commented loudly enough for the other whites with them to hear, only he and one other white walked out with the Negroes. “Will we have an effective coalition . . . when such events take place in our own ranks?” he asked. V On point as to the Observer’s report that a city sales tax will be the leading issue in the 1965 legislature, House Speaker Byron Tunnell said in Austin that a major problem for the legislature will be “the need for a broader tax base” for cities. The Texas Municipal League did not resolute on the issue, leaving to stand a statement by its president, Mayor Robert Willis of Livingston, that “the next order of business” is permitting cities to “broaden their local tax bases.” V Gov. Connally says it is still possible he might have to call a special session on redistricting to forestall statewide congressional elections next year. Meanwhile, attorney William E. Wright of Houston filed an amendment to the liberal legislators’ legislative redistricting suit in Houston, asking the federal court to order the legislative redistricting board to redistrict the state without reference to a special session of the legislature. V Stuart Long observes that whether we saw it or not, papers his news service serves carried texts of President Kennedy’s message on Sen. Yarborough. He also says that yet other papers might have done so without it being seen in Austin, since papers send their bulldog editions out of town. Accusations V Cong. Ed Foreman, Odessa, and Bruce Alger, Dallas, are becoming more and more active in accusations of Redness and/ or Pinkness. The widely publicized Foreman-Gonzalez scuffle and Alger’s less-publicized assertion that a U.S. representative at the Geneva conference on disarmament sold “official U.S. policy which bears the distinct brushmarks of communist conspirators” are examples. Gonzalez explicitly mentions the possibility that he will sue Foreman for Foreman’s reported remarks about Gonzalez because of Gonzalez’ vote against increasing funds for the House unAmerican activities committee. The Texas Democratic delegation gave Gonzalez a standing ovation after he had pushed or hit Foreman for what he’d allegedly said about him. Bexar County GOP chairman Frates Seeligson associated himself with Foreman’s charge that some of Gonzalez’ votes have “helped the socialist-communist cause.” The verbal fireworks these matters have set off are extensive, personal, and bitter. V The phrase with which Foreman con demns support of foreign aidit “borders on treason,” he sayswas used in a different connection by John Rousselot, western district governor of the John Birch Society, in Dallas. The Dallas News quoted Rousselot that “many of the acts of Eisenhower border on treason.” V/ San Antonian John Stanford, under federal pressure to register as a communist, put out another newsletter, seeking to associate his cause with civil rights and other liberal causes and groups. Washington ,” In Washington, the Baker and Korth investigations proceed at racy clips. Bobby Baker has been tied in with gam bling in the west. . . . The Washington Post reported that two Lyndon Johnson aides were members of the exclusive Quorum Club, Walter Jenkins and George Reedy, as well, also, as Leonard F. Lee, vice-president of the Tennessee Gas Transmission Co. that was the owner of a $125,000 Washington mansion in which Baker now resides. The Korth inquiry turned curiously to a $30,000 bonus the Fort Worth bank with which Korth has been associated paid him just before he became Secretary of the Navy. . . . Washington reports suggested that the main reason for John Connally’s recent trip to Washington was to permit the President to give him an explanation of Korth’s impending resignation. V Sen. Yarborough dedicated the 1,130 acre scenic area in the Sam Houston national forest in East Texas. He introduced a bill to make the Guadalupe Park area a national park. All members of the federal government’s national parks advisory board have indicated they are strongly in favor of this park, it was announced. V Texas congressmen voted 12-10 in fa vor of raising the debt limit from $309 aye: Brooks, Gonzalez, Mahon, Patman, Poage, Rogers, Thompson, Young, \(and, by Thornberry. Voting no: Alger, Beckwith, Burleson, Casey, Dowdy, Fisher, Pool, gore. Wright didn’t vote. Sens. Yarborough and Tower voted to deny foreign aid to Egypt and to countries that assert fishing rights farther from their coasts than the U.S. recognizes. November 15, 1963 15 Orlintz’ Since 1866 The Place in Austin CC . . . 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 GE 7-4171 MARTIN ELFANT Sun Life of Canada 1001 Century Building Houston, Texas CA 4-0686