There’s Some Hope stage. Surely this is an art form of the future. Although there is a small fee, parents with children under twelve, especially little girls, should not miss the exhibit of a part of Girard’s folk crafts miniatures collection. This is not an exhibit for children merely; it has one of the highest artistic values in the fair. All the exhibits were contrived from a private collection of folk crafts in countries south of here. Each scene, laid out behind a. large window, is a wonder in itself, some of them send the imagination drifting into reveries and memories, and the myriad tiny figures and re-created villages and scenes, given close attention, reward the childlike appreciative sense. I should think that most miniature boys and girls would never forget this exhibit. The only thing wrong is the absence of step-up places for the little tykes; parents have to hoist them up now. The fair should rent parents portable stools on which the little ones can stand and see over the dark brows of the windows for as long as they like. One of the finest buildings on the grounds, I think, is the one with the “Woman’s Exhibition” in it. I say “I think” because I can’t be sure, the exhibition is so god-awful and covers up much of the open glass that makes the building the exciting thing it is. Evidently the people who planned the women’s exhibition believe most women’s hair styles resem I have just finished reading your article, “Liberal Lunacy” [Obs., June 21]. There are a few points I would like to add. You state that the unit rule fight has no sound basis. However, a group of lawyers working for the late Sen. Robert Kennedy were preparing the suit against the unit rule. Many lawyers believe the case has great merit in view of the Supreme Court ruling on one man, one vote. Now that the Kennedy people are not going to continue their fight it will be difficult for the suit to be filed. Not because the. case has no merit, but because it would take a great deal of money to go into court knowing you would have to go all the way to the Supreme Court for a decision. I would like to remind you that twice before Texas has had election laws changed by the Supreme Court. One was the Smith vs. Alwright decision that granted Negroes the right to vote in Democratic party primaries. The other one was the Terry vs. Adams decision that abolished the Jaybird Democratic Association because they excluded Ne ble industrial-waste coils and are convinced that women’s primary interest is, or damn well ought to be, fabrics. I dislike sounding yet another sour note in this remark, so blurby in the spirit of giving in to fun, motion, and that which is offered, but there is one feature -of the Texas Pavilion that must be rebuked. The Texas flagin neon! Not since.. Santa Anna stormed the Alamo has such an unTexan event occurred on this hallowed soil. A neon Texas flag! The Texas colors, laid out in parallel neon tubing! How else shall I say it, to make sure you understand? The Texas flag is presented as a neon sign. Why, the Alamo is just down the street, on the other side of Joske’s. Look out, too–unless you’re feeling a lack’ of religion in your lifefor the film series called “alive!”thirteen “Sermons from Science.” Neither the marquee nor the hard come-on hints that this is a religious pitch, but you begin to get the idea when you are told, upon sitting down, that you’re locked ‘in and can’t get out until the movie is over. Right next door there’s something called “Man’S Search for Happiness” that looked so suspiciously goody-goody; I skipped it to be safeside. And General Electric’s exhibit is the dumbest and longest commercial, surely, in the history of fair’s. As at every fair; though, you take the good and skip the bad you can find out about ahead of time. And even when the bad is as bad as some of the bad at HemisFair, at least it’s funny. R.D. groes from voting in Democratic party affairs. In the words of Maury Maverick, Jr., “Texas has been told twice by the Supreme Court that political parties are not private clubs subject to the willynilly attitudes of the majority.” The Republican party at its 1964 national convention abolished the unit rule. They have a rule, number 18, which gives GOP delegates the freedom to vote as they think best, regardless of instructions. This includes the very first ballot. I agree that our chances of being seated in Chicago are slim, and none, and I don’t believe that anyone in Dallas misunderstood this. i think we did agree that someone must go before the national committee and state our case against the unit rule, and tell about conventions Texas style. A battle can never be won if you never start somewhere. Some of us believe that it is important for the party leaders to know the truth about Gov. John Connally and we are prepared to tell it. I think you will find that some of our people will be working on the inside to talk about Connally while some of us are on the outside doing the same thing. Anyone who doesn’t believe that there is a serious move on to make Connally the vice presidential nominee must not be aware of the JohnsonConnally method. We must stop this from happening to the party, the nation, and the world any way we can. N OW I WOULD like to ‘comment on the chaos at Dallas. You were right when you reported that our regular and seasoned leaders were absent from . Dallas. When I was contacted late Monday afternoon by a group of people I found out that the liberal caucus was to be held [that Monday night] at the Baker. No one had any idea how many and if any people would be present. There was no agenda, no one wanted to be chairman and no one knew what to do at the convention. I had to attend my own diStrict caucus, which was in worse state than the Baker hotel. I was a legal delegate and was nominated to be selected as one of the delegates to Chicago, but I declined the nomination stating that I had no desire to go to Chicago committed to John Connally and under a unit rule. When we joined the liberal caucus I was surprised to see so many new and young faces. You must admit that there were more people who were attending their first convention this time than ever before, people willing to be counted as liberals. Some of the bitching and near ‘ rioting you reported was a result of some of the Harris county labor people who came to disrupt the meeting. I think liberals in Texas must understand that most of organized labor was committed to President Johnson and are now coin-; mitted to Vice President Humphrey. I think the McCarthy and Kennedy’ supporters are resented by some labor people as much as by conservatives. Just [recently] in Harris county a few labor leaders and conservatives formed a unity committee, all Humphrey supporters.’ This is labor’s business. and I’m sure they have their reasons, but independent liberals should not be expected to go . along. Add this information plus the fact that this was the first convention where we operated under the senatorial district divisions. This had an effect on the large counties. In Harris instead of liberals having 539 votes in the state convention, the conservatives had 300 and the liberals had 239 votes. This nullified our strength and divided our leadership and our usual unity. Not,once during the convention activities did all three liberal dis, tricts caucus together. All three districts had labor people and state senators and . July 12, 1968 21 Personal Service Quality Insurance Alice Anderson “Bow” Williams INSURANCE & REAL ESTATE 808A E. 46th, Austin, Teas 4654577
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