Since 1866 The Place in Austin GOOD FOOD GOOD BEER 1607 San Jacinto GR 7-4171 alleges “coddles criminals.” Calhoun says both Spears and Martin have anti-business recordsMartin voted for a gas pipeline tax during the Price Daniel erabut Calhoun reserves his most colorful anti-liberal rhetoric for Spears. “It is bad enough having Yarborough in Washington,” Calhoun said at Marlin “but it will be worse to elect someone to the state attorney general’s office who will work with him at the state level.” If Spears wins, Calhoun said, feds will be “gumshoeing” all over Texas. V Martin, by the way, was quoted making an unusual statement to backers in Fort Worth\( who included Perry Bass, the governor’s business associate in the Sid support against Spears, Martin said, “He’s young and aggressive. He’s got two eyes and I’ve got one. His hair is black and mine is white. He’s got a good handshake and smile and he’s more articulate than me. He’s got the support of some conservatives. I won’t say who. He will give me a tough race. I need all your help . . . your money, marbles, and chalk.” \(Martin lost an eye in V The editor of a weekly newspaper in the South Plains advises the Observer that a campaign aide of Crawford Martin telephoned and asked him to become Martin’s county campaign chairman ‘and to editorialize in Martin’s favor. The editor says newspapermen in neighbor counties got the same kind of call. Woods Charges While Connally continued to skip answering the charges of his opponent, oilman Woods kept hammering ‘away. One of his most interesting issues concerns the governor’s water program. Connally, Woods charges, has “taken charge of all of Texas’ future water development”; the Texas Water Rights Commission may become “the most powerful arm of the state government.” “Connally intends to make water the political bludgeon of the future ‘get in step or go thirsty,’ you might say,” Woods said. Woods maintained that “the politics of water is emerging as a replacement for the politics of oil in Texas.” \(The governor, in remarks about the state’s emerging water plan, has said that he has no intention of drying up East Texas to get water over into West Texas. He told Northeast Texans in Mt. Vernon that the diversion of two million acre feet of water from their region will help them finance major reservoirs to attract industry and tourists. The plan is to move that much water from the Red, Sulphur, and Cypress to the Brazos and Trinity basins; after much re-use, the water is then to go into a canal running down the Gulf to the lower Woods charged that Connally has let the state highway patrol drop below necessary strength by 100 men and has let the pay levels for such patrolmen and for state prison guards drop too low. Woods says the governor has been holding “phony study conferences” to give himself political platforms. And the challenger says that if Connally is re-elected, he will raise the sales tax to three or four percent or will add food and drugs to the list of taxable items. Connally resisted free voter registration because he’s “afraid of democracy,” Woods said. V Evidently realizing after the event that the governor’s impromptu “laying it on the line” to San Antonio businessman called for even fuller coverage, the San Antonio Express added to its coverage these salient paragraphs: “Connally told the business group that termine what’s going to happen to you.’ … He said a private poll taken at his behest shows the people want higher taxes on business and not on themselves. . . . `How have you gotten by?’ Connally asked the business executives, then quickly answered his own question: ‘Because we’ve scrounged around and we’ve tried not to hurt you. . . . Business shouldn’t pay all the way. . . . Everybody should pay some of it.’ Connally said ‘times are changing. . . . There is a basic unrest in the world. . . . This is true here in Texas. . . . I can see it.’ . . . Connally also pointedly said: ‘There is a danger that in this period of unrest we will have people in public office who want to increase the rate of acceleration, to preach revolution, if you please, not stability.’ . “The governor also barbed the businessmen on the recent voter registration period. . .. ‘Of 88,000 registered in Bexar County, how many did you businessmen register? . . . I’d say none.’ . . . At another point, speaking of the registrants, Connally said, ‘You just have to assume 80 percent of them are going to be against you.’ ” Reporter Harley Pershing of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram added, out of Austin, another quotation from Connally at this same San Antonio meeting: Reminding the businessmen that labor unions can raise money for political campaigns through what he called assessments, Connally said: “You can’t asess your workers. But there’s nothing to prevent you from asking your people to contribute a few dollars a month toward a candidate you believe the best qualified for office and one that will be of benefit to you and your employees.” Julian Read’s $12,000 Julian Read, formerly an aide to Con nally, now owns his own public relations firm. This firm is ‘handling press relations for Connally, Tunnell, and Martin. In addition, it receives $12,000 a year from the Office of Economic Opportunity. Woods and Paul Haring, Tunnell’s opponent, have both jumped on this. Woods accused Connally of using the fed Texas Society to Abolish Capital Punishment P.O. Box 8134, Austin, Texas 7R712 memberships, $2 up eral war on poverty for patronage. “Julian Read has been a long-time associate, speech writer, and flack for Connally,” Woods said. Haring wired Sens. Yarborough and Tower demanding an investigation. Bill Crook, regional director of the OEO office in Austin, called the charges, “irresponsible” and said no one owes his work out of the OEO office in Austin to politics. Woods slammed back with a right and a left: Crook should resign if he is going to continue to campaign for Connally, and he should also explain why the law firm of former Cong. Joe Kilgore, also a Connally associate, “is being guaranteed $6,000 in legal fees by the Job Corps camp.” Read told William Gardner of the Houston Post that 0. J. Baker, the Gary director, asked him to supervise a public information section, and he accepted the work; Connally “had nothing to do with it; there was no political consideration at all,” Read said. Gardner also learned that Read’s firm is handling accounts for State Sens. Don Kennard and Tom Creighton. V Labor’s solidarity fissured as to Con nally when the state legislature board of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, and then the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, endorsed Connally. V Connally said in Dallas the next legis lature will be asked to start acquiring “tens of thousands of acres” of land to be used for new state parks.” He agreed to appoint a commission to study the status of women in Texasthis at the request of the Texas Federation of Business and Professional Women. V Hollowell charged that the growth of private clubs where people can buy drinks makes a farce of the state’s liquor laws, which he says should be -enforced. Hollowell wants the Texas Good Neighbor Cmsn. April 15, 1966 13 MEETINGS THE THURSDAY CLUB of Dallas meets each the Downtown YMCA, 605 No. Ervay St., Dallas. Good discussion. You’re welcome. Informal, no dues. The TRAVIS COUNTY LIBERAL DEMO-CRATS meet at Scholz’ Garten at 8 p.m. on the first Thursday. You’re invited. 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