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MORROW of Calvary Baptist Church of Rusk, Texas, the Observer is informed, signed a letter sent to 4,000 Baptist ministers saying that if No. 4 passed the governor would or might work for horse racing and open saloons. The letter closed with a request that politicians be not led into temptation, but delivered from evil. This accounts for the otherwise puzzling public statement by Dr. W. R. White, president emeritus, and Abner McCall, president, of Baylor University, that “other issues” were “totally unrelated” to No. 4, which should be voted for. One of the liberals’ wittiest ploys was a small newspaper ad run in the last days showing a handsome Connally \(with a ing him thereunder that he was “unalterably opposed” to “one-man rule.” The quote was from 1962; Connally has since said he was wrong in opposing more than two two-year terms in 1962. In San Antonio in the last days Sen. Yarborough openly opposed amendment four in press statements. He had contacted leading teachers and put some of them to work stirring up opposition, also. By Friday before the election Connally’s men were back in Austin, and they seemed to know they were whipped. Sensing the drift, Will Davis, the state Democratic chairman, was quoted by Margaret Mayer in the Dallas Times-Herald Oct. 25 that chances for No. 4 were poor if the turnout was light. “Labor’s people are going to the polls. Our people are not the kind you can control,” he was quoted. Mrs. Mayer reported Sunday before the election that chances for the amendment were “not bright.” As Davis had pointed out, the preponderance of the Texas dailies had endorsed Amendment 4. The Dallas News said the day before the election in a front-page editorial approval of four was “urgent.” FOREGONE was the whopping rejection of No. 10 for four-year terms for legislators. The final vote was 340,307 to 139,539, 71-29%. Almost none of the dailies supported it. Connally and the S.D.E.C. were silent on it; House Speaker Barnes EUROPE An unregimented trip stressing individual freedom. Low cost yet covers all the usual plus places other tours miss. Unless the standard’tour is a “must” for you, discover this unique tour before you go to Europe. EUROPE SUMMER TOURS 255 Sequoia, Dept. JPasadena, California switched his original opposition to support, but in a pained fashion. In retrospect it stands to reason that Amendment 10 did hurt Amendment 4 to some extent. In Dallas County the state trend was broken when voters approved No. 4, 25 to 23 thousand. In Bexar, voters said no to No. 4, 14-11; in Harris, no, 46-32; in Galveston, no, 7-3; in Nueces, no, although narrowly. The major counties provided the killing negative to No. 10 for four-year terms for state representatives. Harris County voters stomped the proposal, 67-12; in Nueces it was no, 6-3; Bexar said no, . 17-8; and Dallas voted no on No. 10 by a margin of 36 to 11 thousand. The voters’ anti-politician temper \(which Connally sensed and tried to counter as slammed down No. 9, to raise legislators’ per diem expenses and the salaries of the House Speaker and lieutenant governor. This lost, 269,282 to 209,099, 57-43% Most overwhelmingly approved was Amendment 8, providing for compulsory judges’ retirement and a state commission with power to recommend publicly that judges be fired or forced to retire. The Observer saw no editorial in a Texas daily against No. 8. The vote was 349,720 to 132,401, 73-27%. The thumping adoption _of the welfare amendment, No. 3, signifies the permanent acceptance of the state-federal welfare program for the needy in Texas. This amendment sustantially liberalized stan -dards for the welfare programs, extended John B. Mills, Chairman of the Board Cecil Mills,’ President them to the alien aged who have lived in the U.S. 25 years or more, and discontinued the money ceiling on state welfare spending. It was not opposed, in the Observer’s ken, by a single Texas newspaper. The Houston Tribune, the weekly voice of the Goldwater movement in Houston, was silent on it while making recommendations on every other amendment. No. 3 passed, 344,300 to 146,791, 70-30%. The narrow defeat of the extension of the veterans’ land program might reas onably be attributed to some major news papers’ opposition to it. As a result of the voters’ rejection of No. 2, 244,764 to 236, dies next month. Scandal-ridden during the Shivers administration, the program never fully recovered its good odor. Farming has become agribusiness; more and more vot ers have moved to the cities and ceased to identify with the land. Newspaper opposi tion to No. 2 came from the Dallas News, the Corpus Christi Caller-Times, the Hous ton Post; the Houston Chronicle made “no recommendation.” The Dallas and West Texas chambers of commerce were opposed. Amendment 1, raising the state property tax for college building funds, passed 289, ers’ retirement, passed, 329,510 to 152,082 and the Hermann Hospital tax exemption R.D. November 12, 1965 ASSOCIATED FEDERAL HOTELS LA CONCHASAN JUAN WESTWARD HOPHOENIX