Subscribe to the Observer Subscribe for a Friend The Observer “is the conscience of the political community” in Texas. Andrew Kopkind in the New Republic, Nov. 20, 1965. The Observer “has a stable of gifted writers and kindred spirits who contribute to its pages.””Copies find their way to the desks of the mighty and even into the White House.”St. Louis PostDispatch, July 25, 1965. “Despite its shortcomings, the Texas Observer is needed in Texas. Texans would miss its publication . . .”Texas AFL-CIO News, Nov. 15, 1965. “Although we disagree completely . . . we strongly recommend the Observer as one of the best sources of state political news available.” Official Publication of the Young Republican Clubs of Texas, 1965. Send $6 for each year’s subscription to Sarah Payne, Business Manager, The Texas Observer, 504 W. 24th St., Austin, Texas. NAME ADDRESS CITY STATE Zip Code NAME ADDRESS CITY STATE …… Zip Code for attorney general, did Senate-side. Hollowell has been confronting his political difficulty with minority groups because of his support of 1957 segregation bills in the legislature with the point that he did not sign these bills, and that in any event he did not take to statewide TV to denounce the 1964 U.S. civil rights bill as unconstitutional, as Connally did. Lt. Gov. Preston Smith. said in a Dallas speech the junior colleges are a good hope for the education of. those not in the four-year college system. V Liberal Democrat Paul Haring, candi date for the Railroad Commission, has opened an office in Austin and has a campaign assistant, Ed Mesterharm, on the road with him. An ex-Marine, Mesterharm is a graduate student in social work. Cmsr. Byron Tunnell said in Houston that more drilling and production can be expected in the oil industry this year and that this should bring about an increase in offshore activity. Campaigning in Dallas, Haring said he went to look at the train depot before the Railroad Commission “got around to abolishing all railway service” in Texas. 14 The Texas Observer Texas Society to Abolish Capital Punishment P.O. Box 8134, Austin, Texas 78712 memberships, $2 up HELP! Help restore integrity to the Texas Railroad Commission. Paul B. Haring’s campaign for Railroad Commissioner needs money today. Send contributions now to: Haring Railroad Commissioner Campaign State Campaign Head -quarters 1606 Lavaca St., Austin, Tex. 78701 MARTIN ELFANT Sun Life of Canada 1001 Century Building Houston, Texas CA 4-0686 V In State Senate situations, the North Shore liberal Democrats in Houston were reported to have declined to hear Senate candidate Charles Whitfield and heard his opponent, Miss Barbara Jordan, on grounds that a screening committee had endorsed the ‘latter, and not the former. However, a spokesman said non-endorsed candidates were invited to introduce themselves. . . . Rep. Wayne Connally, John’s brother, is to be honored at a barbecue on his 43rd birthday March 19 in Kenedy. Connally’s opponent for the Senate is Erasmo Andrade, San Antonio liberal . . . Sen. Babe Schwartz, Galveston, didn’t pay his $1,000 filing fee to run in the lower fragment of Harris County, so 50,000 Houstonians won’t get to vote for a senator, but Schwartz is going in unopposed. V The downtown Dallas business group endorsed the only Negro seeking a state House of Representatives seat, attorney Joe E. Lockridge, completing their 14candidate slate. Ben Lewis, incumbent, is seeking the same seat Lockridge is, but the downtowners had decided to leave Lewis out in the cold. Six of the other 14 seats are being contested in the primary. V The Texas Joint Railway Labor Legis lative Board has published its evaluations of the voting records of the legislators. Among the politically more interesting scores are these: Rep. Paul Hdring, “right,” 6-0; Rep. Hollowell, “wrong,” 4-2; Sen. Galloway Calhoun, attorney general candidate, wrong, 4-0; Sen. Spears, attorney general candidate, right 2-0. Senate candidates in the House: Rep. Joe Bernal, San Antonio, right, 5-1; Rep. Chet Brooks, Pasadena, right, 5-2; Rep: Connally, wrong 3-1; Rep. David Ivy, Dallas, wrong, 4-3; Rep. Dudley Mann, El Paso, wrong, 4-2; Rep. W. H. Miller, Houston, wrong, 5-2; Rep. Don Garrison, Houston, wrong, 5-2; Rep. Whitfield, Houston, right, 5-2; Rep. Charles Wilson, Lufkin, right, 5-2. Congressional candidates, Rep. Eckhardt, right, 5-1; Sen. Martin Dies, Jr., right twice, wrong twice. V Forty-nine House incumbents have no primary opponents, and only five of the 49 have GOP opponents. There are 48 House seats without incumbents running. Only four twin-incumbents races mater ialized, Stuart Long’s Austin Report said. I The Observer erred saying Rep. Bob Vale is running for the Senate. Vale did announce, but withdrew. Futhermore, we erred saying there’s no GOP contender against the winner of the Democratic primary contest against Rep. Joe Bernal and David Carter; the GOP candidate is Phil Pyndus . . . In San Antonio, by the way, a Negro school teacher, Lois White, is running as a Republican for the legislature, and Seagal Wheatley, the county GOP chairman, has a Mexican-American special assistant, Joe Guerra. V PASO, the Political Assn. of Spanish Speaking Organizations, holds convention March 11-13 in Dallas and is to invite candidates to speak, according to an announcement . . . United Political organizaGen. Carr, and Judge John Onion in their primary races. V Gov. Connally did not, after all, ask the special session to stay on to give HemisFair the extra $5.5 million he believes it should get in state money. Rebuking what he regarded as implied pressure to go for permanent registration in return for this $5.5 million for the San Antonio project, Rep. Jake Johnson, San Antonio, said, “I’m not swapping HemisFair for the right to vote.” Auditor C. H. Cavness’ report on legis lators’ contingent expense spending in the last regular session showed these “highs” and “lows”: In the Senate, Sen. A. M. Aikin, Jr., Paris, $637.56, and Sen. Andy ,
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