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exile,” and the United States should then commit itself to “the support of it militarily and economically.” To this he added, “I think we should not be found wanting in courage to help them liberate their country.” He opposes, he said, seeking a neutral government in South Viet Nam, giving away. Guantanamo on Cuba, or letting Red China into the United Nations, causes, he said, that “our opponents are forcing for every day.” “I recognize the complexities of foreign affairs,” he said. But, he said, Sen. Yarborough just hasn’t got them sized up correctly. Closing his full exposition of his themes before the civic clubmen, Bush referred to his opponent’s “vicious personal attacks on my family. Nobody likes that sort of thing.” His father served in the Senate ten years from Connecticut with dignity, he said. As for the carpetbagger issue, he’d been in Texas all his adult life and is a Texan by choice. Sam Rayburn, Sam Houston, Austin, Travis, Crockett, Bowienone of these were native Texans, he said. Yarborough does not object to Salinger or Robert Kennedy, so he guessed it “depends on whose bag is being carpeted. If you’re a. left-wing carpetbagger who can’t vote in the state where he’s running,” it seems to be all right. \(Kennedy cannot vote for If elected, Bush concluded, “I will work my level best to give you sound, compassionate, sensible, responsible, conservative government.” There was hard applause, and he shook every right hand in the place \(“Sir, I’m George Bush, running for the his campaign aides and a couple of reporters following along. NEXT STOP was the cattle auction at the stockyards. Bush sat a while watching the groups of cattle being stirred around the auction ring by a cowman popping a whip among them and listening to the auctioneer rattle his lips and call out the bids. \(“How can yuh set there?” the Then Bush was introduced to the hundred or so cowmen, all of whom were wearing rough clothes, western hats, boots, and he said very briefly: “I appreciate the opportunity of being here and just sayin’ hello to you gentlemen.” As senator, he said, at least he’d have the courage to “vote on the Hruska amendment to decrease beef imports.” \(Yarborough paired for the amendment; Bush objects to the fact he was not physito present situations, Bush went on, is “less federal control. I am a conservative, I am proud of it. Government should look after those who caret look after themselves,” but more should be left to “individual freedom and individual incentive.” Outside the auction hall, he posed for pictures in a pen with a rather large herd of cattle. Two tough looking men who had business in the stockyards stood on each side of him. They walked around the pen, looking at the cattle, which at one point were startled by the photographer and stomped and rushed past the three men. Clowning an instant Bush threw a rattled glance to a spectator outside the pen. Climbing up and vaulting down from the fence, he said, “I hope you’ll record for posterity the look of confidence on my face as they charged me.” He encountered a Negro workman and shook his hand. “Is that right?” the Negro said. “I saw you on TV last night.” Bush said he hoped he’d vote for him. “Oh, we’ll fix it up, yeah,” the Negro man said. The humor of this response was not lost on Jim Allison, the newspaper executive who is part of Bush’s campaign troupe, and who repeated it with a laugh when the voter was out of range. Next on the agenda, in fact, was a midmorning confabulation booked as “Amigos for Bush” at Joe Garcia’s restaurant. Now this restaurant is an interesting place. Garcia must be a Shivers Republican, if one may adapt an old category to describe him. Around the walls of his restaurant one sees photographs of Allan Shivers, Bruce Alger, Sam Rayburn, John Tower, Dwight Eisenhower, and the President of Mexico. As the appointed hour arrived it became painfully apparent to the dozen or so Anglos present that the only Latin-American there was the manager of Garcia’s, Joe Lancorte, who handed out pamphlets in Spanish entitled “George Bush, Candidato Para U.S. Senate.” Allison looked around and asked, “Where’re the Amigos?” A few days before this the Bush campaign had had a similar miscue, a meeting of Negroes for Bush with a fund-raising purpose. About 50 Negroes came, and 30 whites, Allison recalled; Bush wound up giving them $50 to help make up -their financial losseson the affair. After a while this morning, one more Latin-American woman came in, apparently Lancorte’s wife, with two babes in arms, but otherwise the Amigos didn’t show. Bush did not seem depressedto the contrary, a gang of about 25 sporty young matrons, bedecked in Bush signs, congregated at Garcia’s Restaurant, there to board a Bush special bus for a tour of the county court-house and some shopping centers in suburban areas of the county. “Oh girls! Youall look great! You look terrific! All dolled up,” Bush told them. They were ga-ga about him in return, and the day’s campaigning took on a new aspect. It’s Bush’s custom to go forward to people he knows are probably against him. In . Jacksonville, where the Daily Progress has endorsed Yarborough, Bush called on editor Barnes Broiles anyway and thanked him for running a letter he had written answering the editorial. Despite very chilly receptions at some of them, he has charged county courthouses. At this one, in Tarrant County, one conservative county commissioner, Byron Henderson, rather conspicuously posed for cameras with Bush, and Bush went on a tour of the offices, shaking hands. It was “pretty fruitful,” he said. The Bush girls include a goodly number of matrons in their late twenties and thirties, with sorority ties and common college and social experiences. \(There was one among them, anyway, who was bitterly anti-communist and in the same breath anti-Johnson and anti-Yarborough, a Birch type; something of an embarassment to business people, doctors, insurance salesmen. This was the third bus tour of the Fort Worth group to suburbs and small towns, handing out literature. Bush says there’s been a lot such activity for him out of the major cities, and it has enabled his campaign to hit many small towns it would not, otherwise. This afternoon, though, the girls didn’t find many voters in the shopping centers. In the afternoon Bush circled through four industrial plants in the area between Dallas and Fort. Worth. The first onethe Menasco Manufacturing Co.was somewhat of -a laugh because a company official told him “no campaigning” and in some kind of awkward non-partisanship pulled out a handful of buttons for everyone from Goldwater to Yarborough. Bush got to shake the hand of the machinists’ union president, who, however, had on a Johnson button. At the other three plants, however, Bush went through at a fast clip, shaking hands. IN THE TV TAPING, Bush struck again the principal themes of his campaignthere is an insufferable quantity of repetition on a campaign trail for reporters following candidatesbut in his asides he conveyed new tones and dimensions. “Sen. Yarborough’s brand of politics is too far left . . . too extreme” for Texans, he said. He, Bush, was running for the first time, whereas until 1958 Yarborough ran “perennially,” and “Some of his people seem a little tired in campaigningI dunno.” He favored the federal government doing some thingsdeveloping navigable rivers such as the Trinity, interstate highways, financing flood control and soil conservationbut not federal assistance to failing towns and industries, as with the A.R.A. and urban renewal. “You don’t save a community,” he said. “This takes courageto oppose wasteful federal spending,” he said. He had been quoted, his interviewer reminded him, that Yarborough served special interest groups. Which ones? “I think Senator Yarborough’s special group he serves is labor,” Bush replied. “He goes right down the line with the recommendations of the Walter Reuther type.” Many union members won’t vote “the way the labor bosses say.” Yarborough was wrong voting for the civil rights bill, too, Bush said. “I’m not opposed to equal rights for all, I favor ’em, but I want to see we don’t violate the rights of 86% to try to correct the grievancesand legitimate ones, oftenof the other 14%. Sen. Yarborough does stand at the extreme left.” October 30, 1964