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John Tower carried the shaded counties. paign workers, said O’Donnell, who charges that Belden’s reports on the Senate race this year were “a deliberate attempt to mislead the voters by manipulating public opinion.” O’Donnell objected to newspapers publishing the Belden poll as impartial. Carr’s campaign expenses include a July 12 entry of $274.50 paid Belden for “canvass of voters.” Three days later a similar notation is listed beside a $3,900 expenditure. During the primary Carr also had spent $3,900 for Belden’s services. Organization is believed to have played a key role in the Tower victory. The Democrats have the courthouse officials, but few of them became involved to any great extent until the last few weeks, when the Connally forces began to take a hand in the campaign. But there was not a well-coordinated effort in behalf of Carr. On the other hand, Tower last December chose the agency to handle his campaign and advertising. Planning of all phases of the campaign were worked out well in advance and liaison established between Tower staff members, state Republican Party officials, and others who would be involved in the effort. Jim Lehrer of the Dallas Times Herald reports that eight key strategy decisions were made several months ago: deemphasize party affiliation, criticize President Johnson only -obliquely, make the key issues inflation and Vietnam, don’t attack the Democratic Party, praise John Connally, stress incumbency, don’t criticize Carr personally, forget the word “conservative.” Lehrer says that Tower stayed with this approach even in the campaign’s latter days when it seemed that Carr might be gaining strength. Others close to the campaign add that Tower cooperated well with the campaign team he had assembled, only rarely vetoing a suggestion. Tower, says one worker, “avoided the fatal mistake trying to be a candidate and think at the same time.” Weekly meetings were held to relate strategy to current developments. One Sunday in San Antonio during a spirited wrangle over some point, Tower remarked to a friend “You can see I surround myself with yes men.” G.O. Television in Review ‘Election? What Election?’ Austin Cactus Pryor, the President’s favorite emcee, as they say of him, and far too good a talent for Austin, was conducting a man-on-the-street interview program about the Nov. 8th Texas election, the evening before. At one point there bustled by the unmistakable figure of the senior United States senator from Texas, Ralph Webster Yarborough. Well, Cactus asked him, what do you think about the election? “Election? What election?” the senator said, and hurried on. This same night before, John Tower and Waggoner Carr, the protagonists, tried, for half an hour each, to tell what election. Tower, speaking quietly, said Carr had made many charges, often biting, “usually trivial,” but that the issue was whether Texans wanted “an absolute political power structure.” The incumbent senator said he would resist expediency -and be “beholden to no single man or clique,” and as for qualification, the senator said with a straight face, “There is no better background for serving in the Senate than having served in it.” Reviewing, as from a list, his stands on issues, he concluded with a personal note, that the thing he Most enjoys about being a senator has to do with the armed services and “our boys” in the field, the air, and on the sea. “I’ve come to respect the judgment of our military men, who are so often overridden by the presumptuous decisions of their civilian counterparts,” he said. Then followed a smooth program of movie photographs of Tower, in Vietnam, plotting with Senator Dirksen to stave off 14-B, talking with East Texans wearing West Texas cowboy hats, going to a picnic, riding horses of selected varieties, relaxing on the family farm in East Texas \(his girls playing with the family daschund the Alamo, that we must “extend our defense perimeter to the moon, and beyond, if necessary.” One of the faceless receivers of this program was heard to say, in the room where she heard it, “He’s got a lot of cool.” It was that kind of program. Waggoner Carr and his troop, however, came on like Gangbusters, and the point was who the troopers were. The emcee was Will Davis, the state Democratic chairman. The head table, there at La Villita in San Antonio, included Governor Connally, Lt. Gov. Smith, Speaker Barnes, Railroad Commissioner Langdon, Supreme Court Justices Calvert, Greenhill, Norvell, Hamilton, and Smith, Atty. Gen.elect Martin, Agriculture Commissioner White, Land Cmsr. Sadler, Congressmen Patman, Gonzalez, Poage, Cabell, Mahon, Mrs. Thomas, Roberts, Wright, Young, de la Garza, Casey, and Kazen, fourteen state senators, eighty state representatives, and the endorsements from all the other state senators and all the other Texas congressmen. Except, of course, that one Texas senator, the senior one, who had told Cactus Pryor, “Election? what election?” Barnes said that Carr has been “a member of Gov. John Connally’s team that had provided progress for Texas.” Smith said November 25, 1966 5