mean more work by babysitters and telephone committees and more car pools to get people to the polls. The senator cited his record as the real issue. He recounted the goals of his 1958 platform, all now accomplished: a tax cut ; cutting “the fat” out of foreign aid; and making a national park out of Texas’ Padre Island. He also listed legislation, including bills he authored himself, to assist veterans and to improve education to meet the “explosion of knowledge.” He reminded his cheering throng that he supported programs of the New Frontierin fact helped write them into the 1960 party platform. THE DALLAS AUDIENCE experienced a dramatic moment when, before the senator’s appearance, a filmed tribute to him by the late President Kennedy was shown. The film was made last October for the Austin Yarborough appreciation banquet and, of course, had never before been seen in Dallas, where thoughts of the tragic assassination still evoke tears among many. Dallas Dist. Atty. Henry Wade, who played a nationally prominent role in events subsequent to President Kennedy’s death, introduced Senator Yarborough. He got a standing ovation, as did liberal congressional aspirant Baxton Bryant during introductions of local candidates and organization leaders. Yarborough praised Dallas as a warm hearted citymarred only by a small “goon squad” of hate campaigners. And he lauded the platoon of newly active party workers present on the dais as “the spirit of a Democratic revival under way in Dallas.” He predicted the Democratic Party will carry forward the banner of peace and prosperity and “a better life than people have ever known before.” E.W. Report from Chandler Wayne Allard, editor of the Dawson Herald, sends this report: Integration of all twelve grades in the Chandler school will take place in September. Chandler is in Henderson County, 12 miles west of Tyler, and in on the western edge of the piney woods. Since 1960 Chandler has sent its high school students to Athens on a contract basis. Two buses have made the 62-mile round trip each school day with 38 white and eight Negro students. The Chandler school district contains some 215 scholastics, of whom 48 are Negroes. The decision to integrate all 12 grades was reached by the school board Monday, March 30, by unanimous vote. The next Saturday, April 4, board president C. W. Reagan and board member Ivan Berry stood for re-election. According to Reagan, there was some “Bircher-type” opposition. The_ Negroes were warned not to vote if they were going to vote for Reagan and Berry, and none voted. Reagan and Berry were returned to office with 113 votes. There were 46 opposing write-in votes. Reagan is a 48-year-old Greyhound bus driver and was born and reared in Brownsboro, seven miles away. He points out that each of the seven school trustees has one to three children in school in Chandler. He has a ten-year-old daughter in school. The ninth grade was returned to Chandler last year and the remaining three grades of the high school will be this fall. Reagan says he expects the integration to take place with a “minimum of fuss.” That ends Wayne Allard’s report. We might add that Chandler is the home town of Senator Ralph Yarborough. A Better Democrat Everywhere we go we hear essentially the same story … “He hasn’t got a chance, but I’m going to vote for Don Yarborough for governor.” If all these people vote for Don . . . and no doubt many of them will . . . a miracle could happen. Don is a better Democrat than is Governor Connally. The difference between Don and the governor is essentially the same difference which exists between a liberal and a conservative. The liberal is primarily for the people while the conservative is primarily for the special interests. If elected governor, Don would appoint the right kind of people to the state boards. He would feel that a man could be qualified to serves as a college regent without having been the president of an oil or gas company. H. M. Baggarly in the Tulia Herald Fullingim’s Stands That oldtime radio con man, Gordon McLendon, who is running against U.S. Senator Ralph W. Yarborough, is still the same old phony that he used to be when he voiced the faked radio broadcasts of baseball games. . . . He would sit in a radio broadcasting studio in Texas and let on like he was covering the game from New York or Chicago or St. Louis or where-ever the team were playing. What he was doing was reading the AP play-by-play report of the game as it came over the teletype, but he had all the sound effects of the big game, crowds yelling . . . ‘The pitcher is now winding up, he makes the pitch, strike one! DiMaggio is at 3rd and he’s coming in .. . the batter tugs at the bill of his cap, he swings, it’s a home run into the right bleachers . . . listen to that crowd roar .. . we have 90,000 here today.’ And that’s the way old Gordon would go on for three hours, with plenty of commercials. And now in 1964, that voice from a dead past is faking again. It’s like seeing a 1930 movie. You almost feel sorry for him the way he is trying to make his con man pitch. … Gordon is still the little radio announcer trying to fool the people, still the little man reading the dead script with sound effects, still the faker trying to convince Dr. Louis E. -Buck Veterinarian House Call Practice GR 2-5879 House Call Fee No More Than Office Call Fee the people that he is real. Oh we all knew Gordon was a phony back in radio days, but we listened to him because it was daring and amusing, but we already knew how the game he was airing had turned out we had found out on another station. Now we can see the games on TV. But Gordon’s dated politics are now just tiresome. . . . In the governor’s race there are state issues that need to be debated by Democrats. Connally, for instance, has a lot of questions to answer about his first term, before Nov. 22. He is responsible for his record, not Lee Oswald. Is it true that Connally tried to slap a sales tax on farm and earth moving machinery? Is it true that he will favor raising college tuition again? . . . Is it true that Connally will try to put a sales tax on food? Why did he okay a law that will permit shell companies to destroy oyster beds in Texas? Why did he permit taxes of big corporations to be slashed during the last session? What are his plans to improve education in Texas during the next two years, after having failed completely to influence the last legislature to do anything? Oh yes, Connally needs to tell the people of Texas a lot before he is re-elected, and Don Yarborough, his opponent, has a perfect right to ask him. . . . The cast has now been taken off Connally’s arm and it’s time to quit feeling sorry for him and start thinking about the future he has planned for us; maybe we ought not togive him a blank check for ‘our future; maybe it’s going to cost too much, and maybe we would not like it. So I say, get on the TV John Connally and let us know what gives. You did not quite set the world of Texas on fire in your first term, as you promised. I am beginning to recover from the shock of Nov. 22 and I don’t feel as sorry for you as I did. You’ve got that cast off now, so tell us what you have in mind, but if it’s the same chapter, second verse, of your first two years in office, I want no part of it. Archer Fullingim in the Kountze News May 1, 1964 15 Group Subscriptions A message for the special attention of liberal groups or union locals: Subscriptions to the Observer can be bought by groups at a cost of $4 a year, provided ten or more subscrip tions are entered at one time. If you belong to a group that might be in terested in this, perhaps you will want to take the matter up with the others. EUR OPE An unregimented trip stressing individual freedom. Low cost yet covers all the usual plus places other tours miss. Unless the standard tour is a “must” for you, discover this unique tour before you go to Europe. EUROPE SUMMER TOURS 255 Sequoia, Dept. JPasadena, California
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