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In Texas . . . VA at a picnic, beer is a natural When you’re relaxing at your favorite outdoor beauty spot with friends or family, and your thirst’s whetted by fresh air and exercisethat’s the ideal time for a cool, refreshing glass of beer. In fact, you can name your recreationswimming, hiking, or just watching TVand chances are nothing in the world fits it quite as well as beer. Your familiar glass of beer is also a pleasurable reminder that we live in a land of personal freedomand that our right to enjoy beer and ale, if we so desire, is just one, but an important one, of those personal freedoms. In Texas … beer goes with fun, with relaxation UNITED STATES BREWERS ASSOCIATION, INC. 905 International Life Bldg., Austin 1, Texas encourage this government every way to reclaim its country. This means financial and military assistance,” Bush explains. Bush, too, would vote against the civil rights bill in its entirety. The issue is not hate or love, he states, but constitutionality. “I have compassion in my heart for people felled by unfortunate dislocations in our economy,” he says of the war on poverty, “but I feel our local government can best do the job.” Only “unbridled free enterprise” can cure unemployment, he believes. Bush has sparred with Roy Evans of the AFL-CIO on labor issues and says Yarborough “will sell all Texans down the river in order to please his labor bosses in Detroit.” Bush also says Yarborough must account to the voters for “his complicity with Billy Sol Estes.” Bush called Sen. Fulbright’s recent foreign policy statement “unenlightened appeasement,” but could not compete with Morris’ persistent emphasis on foreign policy. Morris called it “unalloyed appeasement” and advocated encouraging Chiang to invade mainland China. Morris wants a full check-up to find communists in the State Department. On another subject, Mor 12 The Texas Observer ris wants to take appellate jurisdiction in school prayer cases away from the U.S. Supreme Court. Bush rejoiced when farout rightist ex-Gen. Edwin Walker endorsed Cox, but Morris people did too, reasoning that Cox has the onus of the endorsement while Morris has the bulk of Walker’s supporters. Whether he is the last-runner or not, Dr. Davis has succeeded best in distinguishing himself from the other. candidates on the issues. In addition to the air-sea blockade around Cuba that he advocates, he insists on “no treaties with Russia,” withdrawal from the U.N., and disbanding the arms control commission. Since Cox and Morris also want the U.S. out of the U.N. and Cox is for the Cuban blockade, Davis’ claim to distinctiveness might be blurred but for his additional advocacy of repeal of the federal income tax, backed up by “selling off excess government industrial properties such as TVA and REA.” Dr. Davis also advances a diagnosis of poverty which is undoubtedly the only one of its kind ever to come from a thoracic surgeon : “There are four main causes for poverty: Welfare, unemployment compensation, the $1.25 minimum wage, and inflation due to deficit spending.” The Democratic Conventions “A liberal state platform” vs. “Lay off the issues” : that’s the gist of the Democratic convention struggles this year that begin with the precinct conventions that will be held May 2. Common sense and the gathering statistics lead one to the conclusion that the liberal Democrats hold a much better hand this year than in 1962, when the conservatives won the state convention handily. The 715,000 Texans who voted for Jack Cox, the Republican, against John Connally, the Democrat, in November, 1962, lived mostly in the conservative precincts that are now counted on to give Connally most of his backing, to the extent he gets it from them, in his opposition to a liberal Texas Democratic platform. The fly in the tory ointment is the law that gives each precinct a county convention vote for each 25 votes it casts for the Democratic nominee for governor in the general election. The votes for Cox in the conservative precincts in November, 1962,. dramatically reduced the conservative Democrats’ proportion of the delegates in the convention series for 1964. Consider the two largest metropolitan areas, Dallas and Houston. In Dallas, according to a responsible liberal source, the liberals already have about 70 of the 107 precincts they need to win. They won more than 60 precinct chairmanships without contests. Dallas tory Democrats have naturally become alarmed and have put together a war chest for the convention struggle. The latest figures from the liberal source show that, with 1,407 of the county’s 2,812 delegate votes needed to win, the liberals now count on a cinch 1,507 delegates, grant the conservatives 849 cinch votes, and figure that only 456 more votes are “swing”that is, are votes in precincts that could go either way. The all-Negro precincts alone have 405 of the delegates, about two-sevenths of the total the liberals need to win. In Harris County the situation is similar. A Houston Post survey of the situation confirmed Observer predictions as much as a year ago that the liberal-loyalists will win there. Harris County will have about one-sixth of the entire state convention vote. “The liberal-loyalist faction will almost certainly regain control of the Democratic convention from the conservatives, who have organized the past two conventions,” the Post reported. “Projections show that the liberals would have 2,429 of the 4,212 delegates, or a margin of 646,” if traditional voting patterns prevail, the newspaper said. In Harris, five conservative River Oaks boxes have dropped from 88