organization now. He replaces Don Allford, also of Austin. Allford says he needs to return to making a living. Gene Pokorny, a recent graduate of the University of Nebraska, is working out of Oklahoma City as national McCarthy liaison man for Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico, Nick and Joan Acocella head the campaign in Houston. Dave Mixner is working with latinos in San Antonio and the Rio Grande Valley. V Pokorny and Mitchell visited Austin, Houston, San Antonio and Dallas earlier this month to plan and publicize the unit rule fight. Mitchell says McCarthy probably will visit Texas in August, stopping in Austin and possibly Houston, San Antonio and El Paso. Austin is the senator’s prime target, Pokorny tells the Observer, because “it is in the president’s back yard.” V While in Dallas Mitchell upset some of the McCarthy supporters there by saying that the senator definitely would not visit Dallas. Asked why, he said, “You know all about Dallas. Why should I tell you? There are some cities more prefer red than others and Dallas is last as far as I’m concerned.” Mitchell is a former chairmanof the national Democratic committee \(during the Shivers era in enson, who was struck on the head by a picket sign and spit upon in Dallas one month before the assassination of Presi dent Kennedy. Steve Gutow, head of a Incorporating the State Observer and the East Texas Democrat, which in turn incorporated the State Week and Austin Forum-Advocate. We will serve no group or party but will hew hard to the truth as we find it and the right as we see it. We are dedicated to the whole truth, to human values above all interests, to the rights of man as the foundation of democracy; we will take orders from none but our own conscience, and never will we overlook or misrepresent the truth to serve the interests of the powerful or cater to the ignoble in the human spirit. Editor, Greg Olds. Associate Editor, Kaye Northcott. Editor-at-large, Ronnie Dugger. 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Unsigned articles are the editor’s. student group for McCarthy in Dallas, didn’t like Mitchell’s remarks saying they were a snub to supporters of the senator there. V Reed, said the reorganized McCarthy committee will try to keep opposition to the war and to ‘Hubert Humphrey alive in Texas. A McCarthy Day rally will be held in Houston August 15 in conjunction with other McCarthy rallies throughout the nation. The McCarthy people are part of Texas Citizens for an Open Conven: tion, a coalition which is gathering troops and ammunition for the fight against the unit rule. The group is headed by old guard Texas liberals such as Mrs. Billie Carr and Ed Cogburn of Houston. A Bit of Friction V Earlier in the year there seemed to be some friction between the inexperi enced but zealous McCarthy supporters and the established Texas liberal leaders. Mrs. Carr, however, credits the young McCarthyites with breathing life into the state’s liberal movement. “The most ex citing things that have happened here this year have happened in McCarthy headquarters,” she told the Observer. “They’re giving us a shot in the arm that we needed.” She said she is confident that some of the young people drawn into political life for the first time this year will remain involved. “It’s been a long time since there have been any Subscription Representatives: A r lingt o n, George N. Green, 300 E. South College St., CR 70080; Austin, Mrs. Helen C. Spear, 2615 Pecos, HO 5-1805; Corpus Christi, Penny Dudley, 1224% Second St., TU 4-1460; Dallas, Mrs.’ Cordye Hall, 5835 Ellsworth, TA 1-1205; El Paso, Philip Himelstein, 331 Rainbow Circle, 584-3238; Ft. 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Houston office: 1005 S. Shepherd Drive, Houston, Texas 77019. Telephone 523-0685. Change of Address: Please give old and new address and allow three weeks. Form 3579 regarding undelivered copies:, Send to Texas Observer, 504 W. 24th, Austin, Texas 78705. young people entering. Texas politics,” she said. “In Houston they went into precincts we’d given up on. They shook them up and sometimes they even won.” V Mrs. Carr said Houston liberals are readying themselves for the national convention, pouring over the minutes of precinct meetings, trying to prepare a case to prove that anti-Connally Democrats were treated unfairly in many precincts. She said the rump delegation will be broad-based including a fair representation of Latins, Negroes, Anglos, McCarthy, Humphrey and uncommitted delegates. “Our delegation will be in keeping with the feelings of the people in Texas,” she said. “It won’t be heavily proMcCarthy. If our delegates ever get to the point where they vote, we probably will split between McCarthy and Humphrey.” Mrs. Carr personally favors McCarthy for the nomination, but she thinks that Humphrey has more support among Houston Negroes and Latins than does McCarthy. Most of the black precinct workers in Houston preferred Humphrey to Kennedy, she said. Humphrey prob: ably would lose Latin support, if he chooses John Connally as a running mate. Mrs. Carr considers Connally’s nomination a strong possibility but sees two considerations that may keep him off the ticket. First, she said, Connallyites can no longer use Robert Kennedy as a “buggerbear” tokeep Texas Democrats in their camp. They can no longer argue that Kennedy might sweep Texas if the governor does not have control of the delegation. Second, Texas politicians are realizing that the Wallace vote is coming from old line Democrats. “Connally will not be able to cut into the Wallace vote,” she said. “Democrats might as well write off four or five Southern states as Wallace gains and put someone on the ticket who will appeal to the industrial states,” she reasons. Other Notes Hubert Humphrey is scheduled to visit San Antonio and Corpus Christi August 10. His itinerary calls for a luncheon with Central and South Texas Democratic leaders, an afternoon barbecue for up to 3,000 persons in San Antonio’s Sunken Garden Theater and a night rally in Corpus. Cong. Henry B. Gonzalez, head of the Arriba Humphrey drive, will accompany the vice-president. V Texas politicians are beginning to state their presidential preferences. Republican Cong. George Bush of Houston has endorsed Richard Nixon. Bexar County Commissioner Albert Pena, a a Democrat, came out for Eugene McCarthy recently, saying he is the best qualified candidate to “bring not only peace abroad but peace at home.” Pena was a strong supporter of Sen. Robert Kennedy. ,V Republican gubernatorial candidate Paul Eggers told Austin reporters re cently that the Republican vice-presiden tial candidates who could help him the THE TEXAS OBSERVER A Journal of Free Voices @ The Texas Observer Publishing Co. A Window to the South 62nd YEARESTABLISHED 1906 Vol. LX, No. 14 7.OW’ July 26, 1968
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