THE TEXAS OBSERVER A Journal of Free Voices 58th YEAR ESTABLISHED 1906 A Window to the South Vol. 56, No. 21 4E5. October 30, 1964 5or Ahnoon and iium p hre y Too much has been said, too little done, no doubt. We have had too much selfishness and too little courage. We have been quick to think the worst and slow to think the best. We have let haters shove us aside, because we are embarassed to love. Pervasive, the dollar has crinkled itself into our souls, we have let the trend of things IJ Man Let us look steadily upon this man George Bush, outwardly so graceful and amiable, who is asking to be our senator. He is opposed to hospital care for the aged under the social security principle, and he argues against it with the sophistry that it requires working men to pay for rich men’s medical care, although this is obviously a minor imperfection having nothing to do with the main thrust of the program. He is opposed to federal aid to build college classrooms. He is opposed to the area redevelopment act that gives assistance to fledgling industries and to communities in trouble. His theory is that it is not proper to assist “failing industries” and “dying towns,” because their failing and dying is simply competition at work. He is opposed to the entire idea of a war on poverty by government action. He dismisses it with a reference to the “suntan project” of the thirties, the Civilian Conservation Corps, which he says failed, although in fact it built many of our parks and kept many youths from roaming the streets jobless. Not only a dedicated Republican, he is also a dedicated right-winger in his party. He was a key figure in the Goldwater movement in Houston and helped lead Texas Republicans gung-ho into San Francisco, there to unleash on the country the campaign of fear, hate, and character assassination that has now sickened this land. He introduced Goldwater in Fort Worth, saying he was “honored to be on the ticket with Goldwater.” He said last week in Fort Worth that he “enthusiastically supports” Goldwater. He is part and parcel of this Goldwater disaster. Presenting himself as “responsible,” he says his conservatism is “compassionate,” yet he has so little sensitivity for the feelings of the needy aged, he wittily compares medical care for the aged with a federal program to air-condition ship holds for apes and baboons, a program which he has dubbed “medical air for the caged.” He represents himself as in favor of equal rights for all, and he opposed, before and after passage, the 1964 civil rights law. He says he is above a “personal” attack on Yarborough, yet he calls Yarborough a 2 The Texas Observer muddy the sweet substance of values we sense from ancient quiet times. It is too late for all this now, our nation is on the brink of itself, and soon will know what it is, at least for some goodly time. Those who believe in Godly things and those who do not, let us pray, in a secular way, for our country. q eorge eu04 turncoat and the teller of a filthy lie; far from apologizing, as he should, for his oftrepeated unfair arguments about Yarborough and Estes, he has ventured himself into character assassination by asking, as late as last week, in the Estes context, “What is the price of a United States senator?” In foreign policy, also, this young man confirms his identification with the far right wing of his party. He says that the United Nations is “deficient” and has not preserved the peace. He would prejudge a pending controversy in the UN, requiring that all nations pay their dues or get out, at the risk of wrecking the UN completely. Yet Gallup found that nine out of ten Americans approve of the UN. He proposes that the United States arm a new invasion of Cuba. Specifically, he says we should recognize a Cuban govern Incorporating. the State Observer and the East Texas Democrat, which in turn incorporated the State Week and Austin ForumAdvocate. We will serve no group or party but will hew hard to the truth as we find it and the right as we see it. We are dedicated to the whole truth, to human values above all interests, to the rights of man as the foundation of democracy; we will take orders from none but our own conscience, and never will we overlook or misrepresent the truth to serve the interests of the powerful or cater to the ignoble in the human spirit. Editor and General Manager, Ronnie Dugger. Partner, Mrs. R. D. Randolph. Business Manager, Sarah Payne. Contributing Editors, Elroy Bode, Bill Brammer, Larry Goodwyn, FranklinJones, Lyman Jones, Georgia Earnest Klipple, Willie Morris, James Presley, Charles Ramsdell, Roger Shattuck, Dan Strawn, Tom Sutherland, Charles Alan Wright. Staff Artist, Charles Erickson. Contributing Photographer, Russell Lee. Subscription Representatives: Austin, Mrs. Helen C. Spear, 2615 Pecos, HO ‘5-1805; Dallas, Mrs. Cordye Hall, 5835 Ellsworth, TA 1-1205; El Paso, Mrs. Jeanette Harris, 5158 Garry Owen Rd., LO 5-3448; Houston, Mrs. Shirley Jay, 10306 Cliffwood Dr., PA 3-8682; Lubbock, Doris Blaisdell, 2515 24th St.; Midland, Eva Dennis, 4306 Douglas, OX 4-2825; Odessa, Enid Turner, 1706 Glenwood, EM 6-2269; Rio Grande Valley, Mrs. Jack Butler, 601 Houston, McAllen, MU 6-5675; ment-in-exile, give it economic and military assistance, and then, “When this government goes to liberate its own homeland, let’s not be lacking in courage.” This is the vacant posturing of Goldwaterism, the adventurism heedless of nuclear risks-that we cannot tolerate any longer. However nice a guy Bush is, however much he sends young matrons who are not well informed on issues, this is no responsible politician; this is a product and creature of the extremist-infected atmosphere of the Texas Republican Party. We endorse Ralph Webster Yarborough for re-election. Mtn to 2 1 C Indications are accumulating that Gov. John Connally, hoping probably that he would get the federal patronage in Texas if Sen. Yarborough lost and President Johnson won, has been preventing the state Democratic party machinery, which he controls, from conducting an all-but drive to get voters in the overwhelmingly Democratic areas to the polls next Tuesday. Memorandum to Clifton Carter at the Democratic National Committee: If Con nally and his fellow tories are permitted to fail to finance and conduct an all-out drive to turn out Negro and Latin-American voters on the theory that, this might beat Yarborough but would leave Johnson enough margin to carry Texas, how can you be sure Johnson won’t lose Texas, too? San Antonio, Mrs. Mae B. Tuggle, 531 Elmhurst, TA 6-3583; Tyler, Mrs. Erik Thomsen, 3332 Lynwood, LY 4-4862; Cambridge, Mass., Victor Emanuel, 33 Aberdeen Ave., Apt. 3A. The editor has exclusive control over the editorial policies and contents of the Observer. None of the other people who are associated with the enterprise shares this responsibility with him. Writers are responsible for their own work, but not for anything they have not themselves written, and in publishing them the editor does not necessarily imply that he agrees with them, because this is a journal of free voices. 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