An ad announcing Carr:s discussion of “Dallas and the Warren Commission Report” on Dallas TV was identified, “Paid Political Adv., Dallas County Committee for Carr,” Oct. 18 in the Dallas News. f,/ State Senator Franklin Spears of San Antonio is very likely to run for at= torney general of Texas in 1966 if Carr vacates the position to seek higher office. On the conservative side, the principal contender for the office may well be House Speaker Byron Tunnell of Tyler, who has lines out, hooks baited. The mere possibilitynot, just yet, to say likelihoodof such a contest will shade the 1965 legislature with Spears-vs.-Tunnell undertones that may affect various controversies. Tunnell has the power; Spears, like every senator, has the filibuster. Spears, who has been a fairly consistent liberal in the Senate but has trimmed sails on occasion, is in an “up or out” mood. His various enthusiastic endorsements of Senator Yarborough’s re-election over San Antonio TV are a clue to the kind of campaign he may be planning to run. fro Gov. John Connally is safely ignoring Jack Crichton, his Republican opponent, but Crichton continues to behave as though he is playing for keeps. He says Connally, introducing Humphrey in Houston, has sold out to the ADA. He reminds voters Connally was Johnson’s right-hand man during the 1948 Box 13 controversy. He says if Johnson and Connally win, the oil depletion allowance will be in danger, despite Johnson’s past support of it. An interesting charge has been leveled against Land Cmsr. Jerry Sadler by his GOP opponent, John Matthews. Matthews says Sadler approved the sale of a $191,000 tract of land to a Cisco man with only 5% down at a time when the veterans’ land program is out of money for 90% of the state’s eligible veterans. Matthews also says the program is making an $80 million profit when it should be non-profit; that the $60,000 plane Sadler had his agency buy flew only 73 hours in 1963; that the state’s one-sixth royalty in leased lands for oil exploration ought to be cut down to oneeighth. 1/ The Baptist Standard has contrived a merciless procedure for clubbing poli ticians into answering questionaires. Poll ing Texas congressional candidates by reg istered letter on federal aid for parochial schools, the Standard sent a second letter to those who didn’t answer their first one and notified the recalcitrants that they would be said to have “Refused to answer” if they did not respond. Only two did not answerCong. Jack Brooks and Albert Thomasand 300,000 Baptists were duly advised that they had “Refused to answer.” George Bush and Ralph Yarborough both indicated opposition to such aid, as did most of those responding. Bruce Alger nat urally opposed it, since he opposes any fed eral aid to education, but Earle Cabell said he opposes legislation upsetting the princi ple of separation of church and state but would favor consideration for taxpayers who support both public and private schools if this could be given without violating the principle. Crichton & H. L. Hunt goor As anticipated, the Houston Tribune, a new weekly on regular newspaper format, is ultra-conservative. Spokesmen object to it being called Republican, but admit it’s conservative. Columnists in news columns in the Oct. 15 issue are Sarah McClendon, Hall Timanus, and Sen. J. Strom Thurmond. The paper’s editorial endorsing Goldwater says electing Johnson means “eventual socialistic dictatorship” and “communist appeasement” and argues, “Gus Hall and his Communist Party are working for Johnson’s election.” The paper Oct. 15 was laden with Republican political ads. It is circulated free in Southwest Houston, for $5 a year to others. A spokesman said it is dedicated to objectivity and integrity in news reporting; the Oct. 15 issue contained a pretty long news story on a PASO meeting. frof The Houston Chronicle has published on H. L. Hunt by Saul Friedman. Hunt is presented as a person who is much subtler than most people think. Among items of topical interest in Friedman’s series: Jack Crichton, the GOP candidate for governor, of the board of trustees of the H. L. Hunt Foundation; Hunt’s son, Nelson Bunker Hunt, and another of ‘his relatives each gave Jack Cox $2,500 for his campaign for the GOP senatorial nomination this year; Cong.-at-Large Joe Pool of Dallas solicited campaign money from Hunt, but unsuccessfully; “one of Goldwater’s finance men” told Friedman, “If Hunthas given us money it’s none of your business, but I’ll say that Hunt has a lot of money and it’s been hard to shake him loose from it”; and Hunt’s son-in-law, Al G. Hill, is actively promoting a hush-hush project to locate, evaluate, indoctrinate, and advance, all without their knowledge, conservative and persuasive candidates for Congress. gog Despite day-long protests before a jammed hearing, the State Textbook Committee has recommended the State Board of Education adopt three biology and five civics books for use in the public schools. The biology textsthe first ever protested in Texaswere assailed by reli gious fundamentalists for teaching evolu tion; the civics texts for comments on the UN, among other things. Making no com ment on its decision, the State Textbook Committee chose to stand firm, in contrast MEETINGS THE THURSDAY CLUB of Dallas meets each the Downtown YMCA, 605 No. Ervay St., Dallas. The TRAVIS COUNTY LIBERAL DEMO-CRATS meet at Saengerrunde Hall, Scholz’ Garten, at 8 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays. You’re invited. Items for this regular feature must be received seven days before the date of issue in which they are to be published. 7c per word, one publication; 5c per word, each additional publication. to the concessions state educational authorities made to the critics in the last Texas textbook controversy. vo The Oak Cliff chamber of commerce heard ex-Gov. Allan Shivers speak on a community project last week in Dallas. His introducer: ex-U.S. Sen. William Blakley. kof A “red flag” to right-wingers, putting sodium fluoride into public drinking water to deter teeth cavities in children, was approved over rightist protests in Fort Worth by 8-1 city council vote. On Nov. 3 the voters of Abilene pass on the topic in a plebiscite. The Taylor County Dentists’ Assn. is leading the fight for fluoridation there. Food Tax Debated v J. M. Dellinger, member of the State Parks and Wildlife Cmsn., has flatly contradicted charges that he has had a conflict of interest. Jack Crichton and Rep. Bob Eckhardt had noted that Dellinger’s company got a state road contract, and presuming he used oyster shell, condemned him for profiting from shell at the same time he has to rule whether shell dredgers jeopardize live oyster reefs when they dredge for the dead shell in the bays. Dellinger said in Corpus Christi that the charge is false; that he has never used shell in any project during his 17 years in the construction business. In the $1.5 million contract his company got, he said, crushed limestonenot shellwas used. goOr How to raise the money in the 1965 legislature? The Dallas Times-Herald reports that “Speaker Byron Tunnell said the revenue would most likely come through changes in the sales tax laws and October 30, 1964 15 J. W. “TOMMY” TUCKER Appraisal of Real Estate 3317 Montrose Boulevard Houston, Texas 77006 JAckson 4-2211 MARTIN ELFANT Sun Life of Canada 1001 Century Building Houston, Texas CA 4-0686
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