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The Texas Democratic Party is run like must have been King John’s party in Royal England. This man Connally thinks everybody has a duty to agree with him. He is, in this, unwise. But he is also governor. The point I am getting at is that he We have thought a long enough time about two things Gov. John Connallysaid recently to have our say about them now. During his dispute with Senator Yarborough’ about the governors’. veto in the war on poverty, Connally saw and presented the facts one way, Yarborough another. But Connally said, in a written news release, that the senator and Hank Brown of Texas AFL-CIO “are . . . directed by delibWhen. Senator Wayne Morse, the Oregon Democrat, charged that Connally is notorious for his advocacy of low labor standards in Texas, Morse referred to textile plants on the Texas border when he should have said garment plantsa minor error. Connally retorted to Morse again with premeditation, because he again said it in a mimeographed press releasethat Morse “is never concerned with nor restrained by Senator Yarborough, Hank Brown, and Senator Morse liars that’s what it amounts to. Evidently the governor thinks he can shut up or putdown his critics by calling them liars when they understand the facts differently from the way he understands them thinks that they’ll fall down in a faint when they are thus maligned from on high. This is a country of men who do not fall on their faces every Jch Senator . Senator Tower says, “Justice is not served, nor can justice be won, in the streets.” Apparently he has forgotten that the Bill of Rights of the Constitution to which we are devoted as a people guarantees the right of peaceful assembly to petition the government for the redress of grievances. As a Republican and a constitutionalist Senator Tower should be able to keep this fact in mind. MARTIN ELFANT Sun Life of Canada 1001 Century Building Houston, Texas CA 4-0686 should not continue to be. At a recent news conference Republican Senator John Tower, who has been cozying up to Democrat John Connally at every opportunity, called him “my governor.” Senator, you may have him. R.D. time they are given a signal to. When Connally calls liar he lowers the public dialogue, himself, and the office he occupies into the gutters of name-calling. n 22 to I In the retrospect the congressional vote on home rule for the District of Columbia is an awfully good indication of how Texas congressmen really feel about integration. Florida gave three votes for it, Tennessee three, Georgia two, and Louisiana, with only eight men in her delegation, one. Texas, the President’s home state, with 23 congressmen, on the clutch test cast one vote for home ruleHenry B. Gonzalez’s. One vote for self-rule for Washington, D.C. one vote out of 23 for self-determination in the national capital. What about District Judge Herman Jones of Austin for statewide office? This able, temperate, dedicated man stands fast for the conservation of American liberties at a time when the state is suffering from incipient hysteria. He is a decent man; he is liberal, he is eloquent. The senior Democratic senator from Texas started out, too, as a district judge in Austin. Subscriptions for $4 Subscriptions to the Observer can be bought by groups at a cost of $4 a year, provided ten or more subscrip tions are entered at one time. If you belong to a group that might be in terested in this, perhaps you will want to take the matter up with the others. SPLIT RAIL INN 217 South Lamar Austin Where Union Men Meet -.7reedorn to See Congress forbids anyone except newsmen and Red Cross people from entering Cuba. Since when does our government forbid us from going where we want to? The Daily Texan reported that Dr. Wendell C. Gordon, professor of economics at the University of Texas and an authority on Latin-American affairs, requested permission to visit Cuba last spring, and the State Department, citing present federal law, refused him. This is stupidrepellent to civilized opinionan outrage. What have we to be afraid of? Are we free or not? El no on Wale The Observer opposes Henry Wade for federal district judge. It does not matter which politicians are for or against him. The fact is, he is a ruthless prosecutor, and under his regime Dallas police authority has frequently shown disgraceful disregard of the rights of the accused. It was Bill Alexander, Wade’s first assistant, who led the fight against the new code of criminal appeals, which writes into Texas law the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent rulings on what the Bill of Rights requires. Wade, although a Democrat, has not exhibited sufficient respect for the Bill of Rights. We repeat: We oppose him for the federal bench. El November 26, 1965 15 Extra Copies of This Issue? If this issue of the Observer on foreign policy makes sense to you and you want some extra copies, write. us within a week of your receipt of it. Bulk prices on request. 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. 3Pasadena, California MEETINGS THE THURSDAY CLUB of Dallas meets each the Downtown YMCA, 605 No. Ervay St., Dallas. Good discussion. You’re welcome: Informal, no dues. MONDAY LUNCHEON CLUB meets on 3rd floor, McFarlin Auditorium, S.M.U., Dallas, each Monday at 12:00 noon. Join us if you are in town. WORK PARTIES every Sunday afternoon in Austin, 2:00 p.m., Texas Society to Abolish Capital Punishment, 3014 Washington Square. ITEMS for this feature cost, for the first entry, 7c a word, and , for each subsequent entry, 5c a word. We must receive them one week before the date of the issue in which they are to be published. Connally ‘o name Calling o9one6