The Demopolis Project THE DEMOPOLIS PROJECT is an attempt by a group of Southern students, teachers, clergymen, and other concerned persons to work among the deprived 62% Negro majority population in and near SEND CONTRIBUTIONS AND INQUIRIES to: Demopolis Project Committee, Box 7076, University Station, Austin, Tex. 78712. .-1101101110.411111.0.11111114.1104000006. re MARTIN ELFANT Sun Life of Canada 1001 Century Building Houston, Texas CA 4-0686 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 to the public at large, the deposits of $50 to $150 required before the telephone company will give service to the families of men fighting in Vietnam. He asked AT&T chieftain Frederick Kappel to change the deposit system. V Yarborough promptly proposed Dr. George I. Sanchez as Franklin Roosevelt Jr.’s replacement as chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Cmsn., when Roosevelt quit to run for governor of New York. Sanchez is a past president of the League of United Latin-American Citizens and is a professor of education at the University of Texas. Harry Benge Crozier of the Long News Service pointed out that a section of the state constitution preventing a man from holding two government posts at once \(the EEOC jab and be a stumbling block. Cong. Earle Cabe11 of Dallas plumped for Dr. Luther Holcomb of Dallas, a former Dallas minister who was vice chairman of the EEOC. 14 The Texas Observer Presidential Matters v o The United Auto Workers put up a big sign at their Long Beach, Calif., convention, welcoming President Johnson, but he decided nat to speak there, after all. Walter Reuther said that a third party attempt bl labor would me “reckless.” Addressing the UAW, L. Siemiller, president of the International Association of Machinists, said, “I respectfully suggest that the biggest obstacle to liberalism in Texas is the governor.” At a press conference later, he went on to call Connally the President’s “No. 1 whipping boy,” and to say, “He [Connally] did more than all the rest of the governors combined to fight repeal of 14-B.” V Presidential press secretary Bill Moyers still will get the Southern Baptist Conference’s “distinguished communicator” award after all, only later than planned. The story had got out that the award was cancelled; Moyers had been criticized for published photographs showing him doing the watusi at a benefit ball. Moyers is an ordained Baptist minister. V Jon Ford of the San Antonio Express said it isn’t likely that, as rumored, Australian ambassador Ed Clark won’t return Down Under after his Texas vacation this year. . . . Eugene Locke, former Connally campaign manager and former chairman of the State Democratic Executive Committee, will take his post as ambassador to Pakistan after six weeks of State Department briefings. PROFESSORS Groups of students of ten or more may subscribe to the Observer for $2 each for the entire summer semester, provided we may deliver the papers to you in one packet. Send in your orders. BRACE UP Piney Woods, East Texas Cotton Choppin Time Dear Ronnie, Cheer up! Look ahead! All ain’t lost. Texas liberalism ain’t ‘zactly at high tide. But it likes a lot of bein at low ebb, like most Texas liberals claim right now. If you’ll all just back off and take a long look at the May ‘lections, stead of standin up too close, you’ll see I’m right. I admit Texas never jumped out in front of the Political Enlightenment Parade this May. But we ain’t ‘bringin up the rear neither. Look at it this way: Bob Eckhardt got lected down in Houston, didn’t he? Bob’s just one man, you say. That ain’t the point. Look at his record. You’ll see that Bob Eckhardt is worth any 50 politicians in Texas. Cording to my rithmatic that puts us 50 ahead right there. Look at Franklin Spears. He didn’t have nothin but a whistle. But it was his own, and he blowed it hisself. Crowford Martin had a trumpet. But it wasn’t even his. And John Connally had to toot it for him. Or it would of never got tooted. Look at Governor Connally. Sure he gits a little confused over whether he’s sitting in the Governor’s Chair or Vatican Throne. But at least he ran hisself for governor. Never run Ida Nell. That puts us ahead of Alabama. Not much. But a little. So brace up, Texas liberals. Ain’t nothin the matter with Texas that a little more rain and a lot more prayer wont help. And a good dose of liberalism wont cure. Maby The Lord will send us all 3. Yours, Claudie P.S. Just been reading about how the Connally forces took the county conventionsCeazar said “Veni, Vide, Vici.” John says: “Veni, Vide and broke their backs.” r .11111.040411141041010000410411111174110 Capital Punishment P.O. Box 8134, Austin, Texas 78712 memberships, $2 up Texas Society to Abolish
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