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He will persist in his advocacy of the “Cold War GI Bill of Rights” and in his primary interest in education legislation. He will be out of the country on a reserve assignment a couple of weeks this fall, will solidify his legislative plans later this year. In a press conference in Washington, Yarborough said the President’s endorsement helped his campaign and the President’s strong race in Texas helped more than the endorsement. He said the gubernatorial race between Gov. Connally and Republican Jack Cox in 1962 showed Texas was 54% Democraticostensibly a point indicating the President’s endorsement helped the senator perhaps the extra 2% by which he won ; actually, in effect, a reminder that before Connally was shot in the car with the late President Kennedy, Cox had given Connally a harder fight than George Bush gave Yarborough. But Yarborough would not be drawn into criticizing Connally. The senator said Connally had wired him congratulations, and he had sent a similar wire to the governor. Negroes’ votes, Yarborough said, were “a factor but not the deciding one.” Many factions and factors contributed, he said, mentioning specifically the college professors’ ad endorsing him and the other leading Democrats on the ticket. In an interview with Radio Press International as reported from Washington, Yarborough said of the civil rights law: “Shortly before I voted for it, my opponent said that would be the main issue of the campaign. But before the campaign was over he dropped that line of approach and seldom mentioned it toward the end of the campaign. I think I represent the true spirit of the South.” fro In this connection, Gov. Connally was quoted from Boca Raton, Fla., in a speech there to Southern newspaper publishers: “Like most of you, I took issue with certain parts of the civil rights act. But I submit to you that it is now the law of the land . . . -and that any president is going to enforce the law.” He urged the publishers to provide leadership in “adjusting to inevitable changes” caused by the law and to redouble efforts “to establish reasonable relationships among men.” Connally intends to ask the state legislature to provide a Guadalupe Mountains state park in West Texas if the Congress does not do it. Connally spoke at a dinner honoring Marvin Watson, assistant to the president of Lone Star Steel \(E. B. GerCommittee chairman, in Mount Pleasant Nov., 24, and Connally is to be principal speaker Nov. 30 at an appreciation dinner honoring retiring U.S. Rep. Joe Kilgore in McAllen. Ex-Gov. Allan Shivers will be the master of ceremonies on this occasion. In retrospective readings in The New York Times, we note in the edition of Oct. 28 flat statements which should be corn pared against those in last issue’s “Gov. Connally’s Chosen Non-Role.” The Times said on Oct. 28: “The Governor, as a matter of fact, is known to be aiding and encouraging [Yarborough’s] opposition. Mr. Connally has not endorsed Mr. Yarborough and many of the Governor’s political allies have either endorsed Mr. Bush or are telling friends that they could not vote for Mr. Yarborough on election day. . . . “Former Gov. Allan Shivers, a close friends of Mr. Connally’s, has endorsed Mr. Johnson and Mr. Bush. Rep. Joe M. Kilgore is supporting Mr. Bush privately.” fro The Southern Regional Council says that of the six southern states the Democrats carried, fourArkansas, Florida, Tennessee, and Virginia clearly would have gone for Goldwater but for Negroes’ votes, North Carolina might have, and only in Texas did Johnson get a clear majority of whites’ votes. From analysis South-wide, S.R.C. says it’s obvious that Negroes’ voting is the best assurance that race will not be a major political issue. In Texas, S.R.C. estimated, 325,500 Negroes voted for Johnson, 320,500 for Yarborough. The increase in Negro voter registration in Texas was 134,600 in excess of normal increase from 1962 to 1964, S.R.C. said. \(The New York Times had estimated as 033cliatZEtiVACYMPAKTSZEIZSIZEUTS.CKSZEZI ‘ 15vISIZSTAC of Nov. 8 that some 260,000 Negroes voted in Texas and that they voted “more than 95\(X ” the Democratic ticket. The Times said that only about 105,000 Negroes voted News from the Right V The Internal Revenue Service’s denial of tax exemption to Billy James Hargis’ Christian Crusade may be a harbinger. Hargis’ million-a-year operation has been exempt as educational, but during the fall he was heard openly promoting Goldwater for President on a broadcast tour of Europe, .and his thrust, of course, is right-wing. Cong. Wright Patman, Texarkana, has been pushing for an I.R.S. ruling on H. L. Hunt’s Life Line, which broadcasts right-wing radio programs. Hunt endorsed Goldwater just before the election. Hargis says that if his exemption is denied on appeal, he will sue to have similar status denied left-wing groups that violated the law having to do with that status during the recent campaign. Hargis did not deny he had violated this code; indeed, he said that his exemption had been denied because of his organization’s conservative outlook and “political activities.” Philip Blair Jones, coordinator of the John Birch Society in Houston, told November 27, 1964 13 SWEAK331KMEWIWYSIKRUTSMITACFSACVESIMIP” .
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