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In his New York speech, he defended Texas, Dallas, and more local self-government. . .. He was named “Mr, South Texas” at Laredo. . . . At Abilene, at ceremonies having to do with the arrival of bombers at the AFB there, he said, “If I accomplish nothing more as governor, I want to encourage greater dedication to the search for local solutions for local problems.” .. . Connally’s platform, outlined before AP managing editors, includes a state conference of morals, a science advisory committee, a fine arts commission to keep tourist attractions up to snuff, four-year terms and more authority for the governor, and possibly a state bond issue to finance park improvements. V The clothes Connally wore when he was shot are being displayed in the state archives. . . . The Times-Herald in Dallas ran a photograph of Sen. George Parkhourse, Dallas, in his wheelchair beside Connally in his sling, along with a story in which Connally reviewed events Nov. 22. V Bo Byers, Houston Chronicle: “Con nally’s reelection seems so certain that even now he can begin thinking about the legislative program he will push in 1965’66.” Dawson Duncan, Dallas News: “Despite the very high level of popularity of Gov. John Connally, some of his backers anticipate he still will have a tough race for re-election to a second term.” Races for Congress Cong. John Dowdy has an article at tacking urban renewal in the Reader’s Digest. Challenger Benton Musselwhite’s workers continue confident, especially because of increased voter qualification among prospective Musselwhite voters. V An obscure local issue is animating the campaign of Jack Zubik against alleged now against Teague that he campaigned on a promise to support a certain dam, but reneged when powerful backers of his pressured him for a site where they stood to benefit. Earle Cabell, the sober dairyman run ning for Congress from Dallas, has plenty of pop, sparkle, and snap in his rhetoric. He calls Bruce Alger “the abominable no-man” who “votes negative on positive issue and positive on every negative issue.” He calls Alger’s backers the Algerians.. He digs Baxton Bryant, his liberal Democratic opponent, saying don’t swap “a rubber stamp marked ‘yes’ for a rubber stamp marked `no’.” . . . Bryant joined with GOP state chairman Peter O’Donnell in accusing Cabell of Republicanism. O’Donnell said Bryant was present at a 1960 meeting of Republican precinct workers Cabell addressed. Bryant says Cabell never voted -for a Democrat for president in his life. The Times-Herald said Cabell was asked if he would support the Democratic nominees, and he replied, “Locally, and in the state, yes.” How about nationally? “I see no reason why I can’t support their nominees. I’m sure the presidential nominee will be Lyndon Johnson and I can certainly support him wholeheartedly . . .” Bryant told COPE he’s for Johnson, civil rights, the UN, medicare, and the war on poverty. V The congressman at large race con tinued heatedly. Joe Pool, the incumbent, is accused by challenger Bob Baker, Houston, of using his U.S. postal privilege to mail out a self-serving questionnaire. Pool told Capitol reporters Johnson’s a great president and he, Pool, is for Cabell in the Dallas race. Dan Sullivan pledged to work in harness with Johnson and Ralph Yarborough as he made stops at every important gathering-place of liberals. V Sen. John Tower, R.-Tex., said he will join the filibuster against the civil rights bill. He and Sen. Yarborough both voted against putting the bill on the calendar, which was done. . . . Four Texans voted against the tax cut billMahon, Teague, Alger, and Fisher; four did not vote Burleson, Dowdy, Poage, and Wright; and the other 15 voted for it. . . . Cong. Jake Pickle, Austin, was appointed to the House interstate and foreign commerce committee; Cong. Ray Roberts, McKinney, to the public works committee. V In the U.S. Senate race, three cam paign managers have been named: Emerson Stone, Jr., a Jacksonville lawyer and the city attorney, for Sen. Ralph Yarborough; Jim Leonard, former state GOP executive director, for George Bush; and Rep. Henry Stollenwerck, Dallas, for Jack Cox. TOYS OF VIOLENCE FOR OUR CHILDREN . VIOLENCE is abroad in our land Dogs are turned on humans .. . Murder is with us in the headlines and T. V. .. Homes are bombed in the North . . . Children in church are killed in the South .. . We rely on the weapons of annihilation to secure our “way of life” Violence is so commonplace in our lives that we hardly notice it .. . Until finally, our young and vital President is killed by . an assassin’s bullet Setting off a chain of even more violence. And we are ashamed. Let us begin to question the violence of our lives Let us bring love and understanding to our families Let us begin with our children Ought we supply them with the toys that make violence so commonplace so accepted The gun, the tank, the rocket, rather than tools, paints, or the books of other lands? If we buy only creative toys this year it can be a beginning a symbol of our rejection of violence .. . In memorium to our late President In keeping with the religious ethic of peace and of love Let us begin by this small act .. . If each of us does not do this . . . who will? If not now . . . when? published as a service to the community by sponsored by the Religious Society of Friends DALLAS MEETING, FRIENDS MEETING OF AUSTIN, LIVE OAK MEETING, Houston copies available from 4717 Crawford St. Houston 4, Texas