acknowledged to senators that he has had no previous experience in transportation matters. Hobart Taylor, Jr., of Houston, is now a member of the board of the ExportImport Bank. Harry McPherson, a native of Tyler who worked with Johnson as counsel to the Senate Democratic policy committee, is now among the $28,500-ayear presidential assistants. Robert W. Akers, formerly the moderate editor of the Beaumont Enterprise, is the deputy director of the U.S. Information Agency. V The Progressive charges that Cong. Jake Pickle of Austin is one of the leaders of “a major drive” to cripple the Wheeler-Rayburn utility regulation act. Pickle, the Progressive charges, has introduced a bill that with one other bill is “probably the most dangerous assault upon existing utility regulations ever launched in Congress” and would “remove from federal regulation the interstate wholesaling of electric power by the big utilities to smaller private utilities as well as to municipally-owned utilities and utility operatives. Homeowners and tenants, farmers, merchants, and industry would be exposed to higher electric bills.” V The average new Democratic member of the U.S. House supported Johnson on 89% of 12 selected Great Society key votes and 83% of the 66 roll-call votes through July, Congressional Quarterly re ported. Texas has three of the 71 new 8 The Texas Observer #0111. z’ Since 1866 The Place in Austin GOOD FOOD GOOD BEER 1607 San Jacinto GR 7-4171 SUBSCRIBE OR RENEW THE TEXAS OBSERVER 504 West 24th Street Austin 5, Texas Enclosed is $5.00 for a oneyear subscription to the Observer for : Name Address City, State fl This is a renewal. This is a new subscription. Democrats: on the 12 key votes, Cabell was with Johnson 50%, de la Garza 67%, and White 50%; on the 66 roll calls, Cabell was with Johnson 64%, de la Garza 77, and White 65. pog Sen. John Tower is a leader in the group preparing to filibuster repeal of 14-B to death in the Senate. Tower, in recent statements, blames higher food prices on unwise U.S. farm policies and deficit spending; says the income tax cut will be eaten up by inflation; says that the U.S. should be only a junior partner of localities in education; proposes eliminating sale of air-trip insurance at airports to remove a cause of airplane sabotage; proposes an international air show at Dulles airport near Washington; calls the Los Angeles riots “tragic and senseless”; and says seating Red China in the UN “would be like giving the Mafia mobsters a seat on the President’s anti-crime commission.” The Edinburg Daily Review quotes Tower, “I was opposed to the Padre Island [national park] bill, but my attitude has mellowed some. I would have preferred a smaller state park.” He would be reluctant to support extending the national park eight miles into Cameron County, he said. V Signs continue to gather that Cong. Olin Teague, chairman of the House veterans’ committee, is now for Sen. Ralph Yarborough’s Cold War GI Bill or some thing like it. U.S. News & World Report ‘quotes Teague that he believes Congress will not settle for less than another full GI Bill for veterans, and Teague called Yarborough as the first witness at hearings on the subject, for which Yarborough, in a radio report, thanked Teague. Mean while, the Senate passed the House bill to make the Ailbates flint quarry on the Ca nadian River a national monument; Yar borough and Tower co-sponsored this in the Senate. Yarborough introduced a reso SPLIT RAIL INN 217 South Lamar Austin Where Union Men Meet MARTIN ELFANT Sun Life of Canada 1001 Century Building Houston, Texas CA 4-0686 lution for an international conference on the conservation of world wildlife. Yarborough spoke to the national AMVETS convention in Boston and to a Roosevelt Days celebration in Salt Lake City. ger Yarborough voted for, and Tower vot ed against, final passage of the foreign aid bill, killing the governors’ veto in the war on poverty, and extending and increasing the funds for the war on poyerty. . . . On the foreign aid bill Texas members of the U.S. House divided, 10 for, 10 against. The against votes: Burleson, Casey, de la Garza, Dowdy, Fisher, Poage, Pool, Rogers, Teague, and White. Cabell was paired against, Thomas for; Wright did not vote. Mahon and White were the only two Texans who voted no as the House passed the farm bill; Wright did not vote. Hailing the 20 aye votes from Texas, Jay Naman, president of the Texas Farmers Union, said his organization has traditionally supported the direct payments which were .. extended to wheat and cotton in the bill, a four-year commodity program, 100% parity on wheat consumed in the U.S., a dairy bill including manufactured milk, and retention of the present rice program. Farmers’ Union flew 60 Texas famers and ranchers to Washington to lobby for the bill, Naman said. House members’ votes on the immigration legislation were interesting, especially on an amendment that would have set an annual ceiling of 115,000 immigrants from the Western Hemisphere. The administration wanted no limit on Canadians and Latin-Americans. House Texans voted 13-7 on this with Johnson: the seven nos were Burleson, Dowdy, Fisher, Poage, Purcell, Roberts, and Teague, with Cabell, Rogers, and Thomas not voting. g/ The right-wing Americans for Coniti tutional Action rates Texas congressmen for the first five months of 1965 on a scale of 100% conservative as follows: Sen. Tower 89%, Sen. Yarborough 4%; Cong. Pool 88, Patman 19, Brooks, 15, Cabell 40, Beckworth 18, Roberts 57, Teague 65, Dowdy 86, Thomas 15, Thompson 6, Pickle 23, Poage 32, Wright 11, Purcell 19, Young 17, de la Garza 33, White 45, Burleson 65, Rogers 65, Mahon 32, Gonzalez 10, Fisher 76, and Casey 62. Only four House members got 100%all Southern Republicans. Two senators got zero-Robert F. Kennedy, D.-N.Y., and Walter Mondale, D.-Minn. MEETINGS THE THURSDAY CLUB of Dallas meets each the Downtown YMCA, 605 No. Ervay St., Dallas. Good discussion. You’re welcome. Informal, no dues. 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