has given up in Dallas this year. The Citizens Charter Assn., which has eight of the nine city councilmen now, will not be challenged by the D.C.L. \(The Dallas Citizens Council, that city’s group of de facto rulers, has named Lloyd S. Bowles, president of Dallas Federal Savings and Loan, The Good Government League of Fort Worth, which modeled itself after the C.C.A. in Dallas, now has 300 members, all business and professional people, and plans to provide “help, financial and otherwise,” to a slate for the city council in Fort Worth in April. The Good Government League is also the name of the group of business and professional men whose slate is the San Antonio city council. Three of the nine members of the council aren’t running this April, so, says the G.G.L. chairman of San Antonio, “We will start considering persons to replace those who are not running following a meeting of the organization’s board of directors.” Austin has not yet gone the way of these cities. Mayor Lester Palmer and Councilmen Louis Shanks and Ben White are retiring this spring, leaving just two incumbents \(including liberal Emma to put in candidates, however. HemisFair’s troubles continue. The tower can’t be built until a lawsuit filed against its city bond financing is out of the way. The contractor who got cross wise as the winning bidder on the tower because he was also a HemisFair official and therefore had to drop out as the tower contractor has now been cut out as low bidder on the Texas pavilion because his bid was five minutes late. The city 10 The Texas Observer Since 1866 The Place in Austin GOOD FOOD GOOD BEER 1607 San Jacinto GR 7-4171 MARTIN ELFANT Sun Life of Canada 1001 Century Building Houston, Texas CA 4-0686 ##14.~:41#444###* council has attached two conditions to its conveying of land for the federal pavilion, despite the U.S. saying no conditions can be attached; for this HemisFair mogul H. B. Zachry criticized the council, and HemisFair mogul Marshall Steves defended the council. goo Outgoing Atty. Gen. Waggoner Carr’s last days in office oversaw the acceptance of 21 slant-hole oil cases for more than $400,000 in fines. This happened because incoming Atty. Gen. Crawford Martin had let it be known he might be tougher to deal with than Carr. More than 30 of the cases still pend. V Martin was sworn in, saying he would not be a crusader, would say little and do a lot, and would just stay in his office and do his work. V Gov. Connally appointed Trueman O’Quinn as associate justice on the Third Court of Civil Appeals, and O’Quinn was replaced as chairman of the Travis County Democrats by attorney Robert Sneed. In San Antonio, Connally made A. A. Semaan, brother of the criminal trial lawyer Fred Semaan, a district judge; Fred V. Klingeman, Connally announced, will be an associate justice of the Fourth Court of Civil Appeals. V Presumably because war needs are increasing demand, the Texas oil al lowable has increased from 26% of pro ductive capacity at the start of 1963 to 37.5% in January, and may go, says Rail road Cmsr. Jim Langdon, to 40% this year. Amendment Struck V The Texas Supreme Court apparently will have its say now about the validity of the vote on the state constitutional amendment that passed Nov. 8 ostensibly outlawing the poll tax, which was already abolished. Dist. Judge Herman Brown of Austin supported, somewhat reluctantly, the contention of the Texas AFL-CIO that the amendment was not described fully enough on the ballot. Brown struck down the amendment because it established an annual voter registration system, which the caption on the ballot did not mention. . . . Voter registration ends Jan. 31. It’s free. If you don’t register by then you can’t vote this year. . . . Cong. Eckhardt will speak at a fund-raising dinner for Franklin Spears in Houston Jan. 23. . . . The UAW may try to organize Texas Instruments in Dallas this year. . . . More than 100 demonstrators protested the Vietnam war at the LBJ Ranch over the holidays. Nazis protested the protest. . . . The Houston school board, warned by Justice Department spokesman John Doar they must integrate their faculty and keep tab of integration of students, rejected, 4-3, liberal members’ motions to implement the points in Doar’s letter. . . . The city of Corpus Christi has initiated a new non-discriminatory hiring policy that is reported to be working very well. . . . County Judge Howard Green, Fort Worth, has moved into his office with his signed picture from Bobby Kennedy. . . . Paul Haring of Goliad, ex-representative who tried to get elected to the Railroad Cmsn. as a liberal, has gone into law practice in Galveston. . . . Roy Hofheinz, Houston promoter, has announced plans to build a Disneyland-like layout in Houston, called AstroWorld. . . . J. Evetts Haley said at a Liberty Lobby keynote address in Washington a conservative Republican like Reagan could beat Johnson in 1968. . . . Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert W. Calvert condemned civil disobedience before the Travis County Bar Assn. and was given a standing ovation…. Students picketed at West Texas State University in Canyon to no avail. Their cause: a student who had been dismissed for a traffic violation on campus. .. . H. L. Hunt is moving his Life Line program and staff from Washington, D.C., to Dallas, Texas. . . . With Bill Crook gone to Washington to head up, on an “acting” basis, the VISTA program, Walter Richter, the former state senator from Gonzales who has been the governor’s man in the war on poverty, has become the Office of Economic Opportunity’s five-state director \(Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, gent Shriver may quit, perhaps to be succeeded by Crook, a Texan. . . . The Reader’s Digest says the war on poverty in Laredo is ‘ a bureaucratic farce; Richter retorts, in effect, that the Reader’s Digest is a journalistic farce. V State Senators held a lottery to see who would serve two and who four years. The usual staggered terms arrangement was interrupted by redistricting. Three lieutenant governor prospects, Ralph Hall, Jim Wade, and Bruce Reagan, drew two-year terms. Hall said his decision to seek the statewide office won’t be affected; he probably will make the race. Reagan and Wade may hold back. A rival of Reagan’s from his home district, Rep. Ronald Bridges, was pleased at news of the senator’s drawing a two-year term and may challenge Reagan. Bridges ran a fairly tight race for Reagan’s Senate seat in 1964. Both are from Corpus Christi. There had been unconfirmed reports, that neither George Parkhouse nor Grady Hazlewood would run for re-election if they drew two-year terms. Hazlewood drew a four-year “bean”; Parkhouse, a two-year, but he said he had been planning to retire after two years regardless. Dorsey Hardeman, who won reelection by 61 votes over Republican Pete Snelson of Midland last year, will have to run again next year, probably against Snelson again. Other two-year termers are A. M. Aikin, Jr., Jim Bates, Joe Christie, Henry Grover Charles Herring, Barbara Jordan, Bill Moore, Bill Patman, A. R. Schwartz, and Charles Wilson. Others drawing for four years were Joe Bernal, V. E. Berry, H. J. Blanchard, Chet Brooks, Criss Cole, Wayne Connally, Tom Creighton, D. Roy Harrington, Jack Hightower, Don Kennard, Oscar Mauzy, David Ratliff, Jack Strong, Murray Watson, Jr., and J. P. Word. 0
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