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Since 1866 The Place in Austin GOOD FOOD GOOD BEER 1607 San Jacinto GR 7-4171 projects a year for five years. Johnson asked for $250 million. The House has now raised the sum to $500 million. Voting aye on this program \($3.25 billion over a fiveBrooks, de la Garza, Gonzalez, Patman, Pickle, Roberts, Thompson, Wright, and Young. Voting no were Burleson, Cabell, Casey, Fisher, Mahon, Poage, Purcell, Rogers, Teague, and White. Against but not actually voting Pool. V Vis-a-vis Larry King’s “Fools 12, Folks 8” in a recent Observer, \(the 12-8 vote among the congressional Texans having been against the House version of recorded that the Texas delegation voted 11-10 in support of the final conference committee version of the bill, from which a ban on state poll taxes had been eliminated. Reps. Patman and Mahon changed from no on the House bill to aye on the final bill; Purcell and Thompson, who had been absent on the House bill, voted aye on the final version. Various Items iv it The loyalist Democrats who control the Dallas County executive committee have opened their own office under Secretary Dan Weiser. Weiser says chairman Bill Clark has acknowledged that the current headquarters in Blanton Towers is the chairman’s. Weiser asserts that no party records were passed to him when he became secretary and no financial reports have ever been made. The new Weiser-run office will start a poll tax drive. . . . Meanwhile, the question is whether Clark will run for re-election. If not, political gore will be split over who succeeds him. V President Johnson has named his old friend, Willard Deason, until recently the operator of KVET in Austin, as a member of the United States Interstate Commerce Cmsn. . . . It has been noted by the Dallas News in a passing context that the King Ranch has a big cattle operation in Australia, to which Ed Clark of Austin is the new American ambassador. Item from gossipist Dick Hitt’s Dallas Times Herald column: “Allan Shivers planning to set up a politically oriented public relationsadvt. branch here? He’s picked pretty Yvonne Hyde to run it.” V Gen. Edwin Walker said in Los Angeles according to the UPI that there can be “no victory for the Free World. . .. without opening a front outside Viet Nam” and that the final battle will be fought, not in Asia, but in Europe or the U.S. i The AP in Chicago quotes H. L. Hunt, the Dallas billionaire, as saying there: “It is financially impossible to know how much I am worth.” V A Ku Klux Klan rally outside Crockett was attended by about 100, and a cross was burned, according to the Houston Post. Demonstrations continued in Huntsville, East Texas, for faster school integration and more jobs for Negroes. Charges against the 26 whites arrested there were expanded to include “unlawful assembly.” Reports of armed civilians, Negro and white, have reached the Observer from Huntsville. V Bill Stinson, Connally’s aide, has be come a high executive in the U.S. Veterans’ Administration. . . . A committee to aid the “Deacons,” the Negroes who are taking up arms in the South avowedly for self-defense, has been formed in Austin with a Cornell student, Mark Klein, the spokesman. The Observer has declined to publish an ad from this committee. . . . The standing Hardin County dispute between Houston Thompson of Silsbee and Archer Fullingim of Kountze is flaming up again, this time over the Kountze hospital and a proposed one in Silsbee. . . . Headline in Austin Relations between Sen. Ralph Yarborough and Gov. John Connally are more hostile now than they have been at any time since just before the assassination. Yarborough took the offensive openly at the El Paso state labor convention, and Connally replied openly in a prepared press release. What this means is the question. Some have too hastily assumed that Yarborough must be preparing to run against Connally next year. This could be in his mind, and the idea gaihs in plausibility if the rumors are correct that the Kennedy brothers are urging him to do so. However, the senator has remained noncommittal; his hints that he might run are confined within syntax that conveys no definite meaning, so they can be taken just as well as needling of Connally. Furthermore, there is another explanation for all this. Yarborough obviously does want somebody to oppose Connally next year and could have become impatient that no one had been opening up on the governor in public in Texas. In other words, Yarborough may be trying to stimulate a drive to beat Connally, while not intending to run himself. This seems to the Observer the more plausible interpretation of recent events. Yarborough’s charges that Connally has been frustrating the war on poverty in Texas helped set a militantly anti-Connally tone at the labor convention, with Hank Brown, the state labor president, saying he’s had his “bellyful” of Connally and that the governor is “the enemy.” Connally provided the context for the present disputes on “Meet the Press” July 25, a transcript of which NBC has projected, after mentioning federal water, educational, medical, and anti-poverty programs, to “the obliteration of state lines” said, “I have some serious questions about “I think if properly administered, properly executed, it’s going to be a tremendous program, holds very great promise, but I see no very great weaknesses in it, and if it’s not administered in connection with the Texas labor papers that some wags thought most humorous: “JC vs. LBJ: A Hassle Shapes Up.” The subject was a ConnallyJohnson split over unemployment comp standards. Texas Employinent Cmsn. spokesmen have testified against Johnson programs in this area. V The July 9 item here on Walter Jenkins continuing to visit the White House, attributed to Les Carpenter’s column, actually appeared in a column by Robert S. Allen and Paul Scott. We regret this slip in our attention to what we were reading. states and state agencies then it’s going to be a big boondoggle, and in my judgment will result in many cases in scandal; but these are not matters that we have basic very strong for the Dirksen amendment” to set aside the “one-man, one-vote” rulings on legislative redistricting. YARBOROUGH’S CHARGES against Connally in El Paso were carefully put together. He said the governor “has done everything he can get away with to frustrate” the wishes of Texas communities that want to pay $1.25 an hour in neighborhood youth corps projects. “First, he has required community groups to submit extra information to him if they wish to pay the $1.25 hourly wage. . . . Secondly, the governor has made it a practice to quickly approve the $1.00 wage projects and delay for as long as he canthat is, 30 daysthose projects which call for a higher wage. As of July 27, eleven youth corps projects were awaiting the Texas governor’s approval. Each of these called for a $1.25 hourly wage. All the projects calling for a smaller wage had been approved. . … With many of the $1.00 projects, the governor had made what is known as an advance waiver. He had approved the projects before the request for approval had been formally made. But with the projects that pay a more decent wage he lets August 20, 1965 11 Yarborough, Connally Renew Their Feud