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KENNEDY ,A v PLACE 014 OA’ t t’ 1.1**-0 KENNED;AVENUE KENNEDY STREET KENNEDY BOULEVARD KEN , civic 141I . -,110 CENTER 1P’..0trArAe..Pt9d,D5A4VIE Patman Thunder V Cong. Wright Patman, Texarkana, dean of the Texas delegation, let go with a major policy discharge against in terest-free government accounts deposited with private banks that then lend them to the public for profit. Patman said the Treasury kept an average of $5.3 billion in 11,700 of the nation’s 13,500 commercial banks during fiscal 1963. \(Examples of federal tax and loan account funds: $12, 800,000 in the First National Bank, Dallas; $12,600,000 in the Republic National Bank, neither do state, city, and other govern mental units’ demand accounts, because of a federal prohibition. Patman wants re pealed. He says interest-free accounts amount to governmental subsidies. As chairman of the House Banking and Cur rency Committee, he speaks thunderously. V Politicians don’t like to have their voting records simplified, but it happens anyway. Americans for Democratic has ranked Texas congressmen from 100% good to 0% for the year 1963. The ratings: Gonzalez, 100%; Brooks, 92; Thomas, 91; Thornberry, 83; Yarborough, 76; Patman, Beckworth, and Thompson, 73; Wright, 67; Purcell, 55; Rogers, Teague, and Poage, 42; Roberts, 33; Casey, 20; Burleson, Dowdy, and Kilgore, 17; Alger and Pool, 8; Tower, Foreman, and Fisher, 0. fro On the public accommodations pro posal of the civil rights bill, Tower, Foreman, Fisher, Teague, Mahon,Patman, Burleson, Dowdy, Thompson, and Casey have announced their opposition. Yarborough and Brooks are for it. Wright says it “seems an invasion of private property rights.” Pool and the new Austin congressman, J. J. Pickle, have announced they will sign the petition to discharge the civil rights bill from committee, but oppose the public accommodations provision in the bill. Thomas, Gonzalez, Thornberry, Wright, Young, and Purcell are other Texas representatives committeed to support the discharge petition. V Claude C. Wild, Jr., of the govern mental relations department of Gulf Oil gave a reception for Pickle at the Carlton Club in Washington Jan. 14. LBJ Demonstrates President Johnson conducted his own civil rights demonstration over the holidays. He attended a party at the segregated 40 Acres Club near the University of Texas accompanied by his three secretaries, including Geraldine Whittington, a Negro. The management of the 40 Acres Club decided against refusing to admit the President’s party and subsequently announced a policy of admitting Negroes for private parties or if they are official guests of the University of Texas. 10 The Texas Observer frO Pickle’s first official act of importance was to vote for the foreign aid bill with 15 other Texas Democrats in the House. Voting no on final passage were Dowdy, Burleson, Fisher, Casey, Alger, and Foreman. Other Things V Workers at three plants in the Rio Grande ValleyTexas Plastics, Inc., Elsa ; Owens Packing Co., Brownsville; and Wallace Fruit Co., Edinburghave voted that they want unions, while unions have recently lost ‘elections at Alamo Express Co., San Antonio, and Holsum Baking Co., Corpus Christi, the Houston Chronicle re ports. Franklin Garcia, meat cutters’ union organizer, is one prime mover behind or ganizing activity in the South Texas region. V H. G. Tate of Corpus Christi and Vic_ toria, the new education and research director of Texas AFL-CIO \(a job that has electrical worker, has been a union member since 1942, served as business representative of locals, attended Corpus Christi public schools, was a Seabee, and has a farm at Devine. V The number of delegates to the Demo crats’ 1964 national convention Aug. 24 in Atlantic City having been increased, Texas will be allowed a total delegation of 219 persons and 99 convention votes \(compared to 182 persons, and 61 votes, in Sen. George Parkhouse, Dallas, let go lustily against Cong. Bruce Alger, his city’s Republican congressman, which indicated something or other, surely. Parkhouse wondered who paid for Alger’s mailouts that are not mailed at government expense; he said Alger shouldn’t have his own daughter on his payroll; and most of all, the curmudgeon Parkhouse took offense that Alger had called the Democrats the liberal party. ft . . . when the congressman sees fit to come back to Dallas and accuse me of being a liberal, to accuse men like Allan Shivers, Ben Ramsey, Preston Smith, and Ben Atwell . being liberals, when our records in the legislature down through the years have been among the most conservative in the state, then I think it’s time to call this conceited fellow’s hand,” Parkhouse said, slapping his cards down on the table. V Another symptom of President John son’s apparent impartiality among Texas liberal and tory Democrats \(contrasted to his pre-presidential partiality the Bill Kilgarlins. Harris County Democratic Chairman Kilgarlin broke with Gov. Connally over the governor’s blast at a Houston court on redistricting, was quoted last week that Don Yarborough running would make for a “livelier primary.”Kilgarlin and the former Miss Margaret Rose Krupa were married in Houston Dec. 28, with the area’s top liberals, and many politicians in attendance. The Los Angeles Times “All right alreadynow, how about passing Kennedy’s civil rights bill!” poor Dave Shapiro. former Ralph Yarbor ough aide who became assistant to the city manager in Crystal City, declines to give any further reason on the record why he quit that job and returned to Austin, from where he has resumed his political activities. He got homesick, he told some reporters. gof Stuart Long, in his Austin Report, has made it clear he thinks it unwise for Don Yarborough to run for governor. He said that after having received discouragement from everybody, Don appeared to have been presuaded to run. . . . Archer Fullingim, in his Kountze News, said that he did not want to encourage him to run or to discourage him. Fullingim said most Texans now believe that President Johnson wants both Ralph Yarborough and John Connally re-elected. frif It seems to be tactitly understood that the Democratic Coalition will not endorse candidates, but there will be a dope session on the subject in Austin the weekend after the Feb. 3 filing deadline, after which the respective groups will retire to their own deliberations. V Labor makes its decisions Feb. 12-13′ at Arlington’s Inn of the Six Flags, when its two-state Committee on Political Education convenes. Roy Reuther is to be one of the speakers. V Atty. Gen. Waggoner Carr officially contends that the price of gas should be 21 cents per 1,000 cubic feet, not 9 to 14 cents as the Federal Power Commission desires. Carr argues that the state will lose revenues unless the price is set higher. . . . .Carr has ruled that state agencies billed by Southwestern Bell for about $20,000 for termination charges upon the installation of the Centrex switchboard for the Capitol grounds state offices don’t have to pay it, because it wasn’t a valid termination of contract. 0