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knew in the army went AWOL on LSD. A medic told the Post that a 4th Army chemist made LSD at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio. What’s more, the Post said so many officers and enlisted men it has been nicknamed Fort Head. A spokesman at Fort Sam Houston answered that the Army doesn’t know of any drugs being used on the post. vf Enlisted men are getting encourage ment to get out of the military groove. The UT Veterans Committee, something of a new left front, sponsored a July 4 love-in at Killeen for Fort Hood men. Killeen city officials approved the picnic thinking the UT Veterans to be the traditional flag-waving kind. The city fathers were dismayed to learn that veterans who oppose the Vietnam war were trying to get the Fugs, probably one of the most way-out singing groups in America, to perform. The Fugs couldn’t make it, but a hefty number of Killeen police and DPS officers did. V Fort Hood banned the August Esquire from the post exchange because an article concerning a union for enlisted men. The ban was , rescinded after a day. Higher Education wr The coordinating board has appoint ed Bevington Reed, Jack Williams’ hand-picked assistant, to carry on the struggle to bring order to Texas’ random assortment of colleges and universities. Reed will replace Higher Education Cmsr. Williams, who resigned effective Sept. 1. A Texan and a former administrator at the University of Minnesota, Reed will confront the same obstacles that probably made Williams decide to move on to an academic vice presidency at the University of Tennessee. Williams has maintained silence about the reasons for his resignation, but he was bound to have been discouraged by legislative rebuffs that made it impossible for him to be a strong coordinator. For two years Williams has worked to create and implement a master plan for higher education. He was charged with coordinating programs and administration at all 66 public junior and senior colleges and universities in Texas. Although legislators created his position only three years ago, they often have challenged him when he attempted to establish new schools and programs on’ the basis of academic necessity rather than political expediency. Williams received a great deal of criticism recently when he released a tentative plan for six new universities in major Texas cities. Legislators and some administrators challenged his arguments for placing ceilings on college enrollments. The legislature demonstrated its disapproval last month by refusing to appropriate a requested $150,000 for educational planning. It provided the coordinating board with $450,000 for ’69, approximately $92,000 less than it received this year. Williams’ $40,000 salary \($26,000 and a 4 The Texas Observer house in Austin plus a $14,000 supplement contributed by coordinating board memrider was inserted in the appropriations bill withholding salaries until after a person receiving salary supplementation gives the secretary of state information on the amount and source of the supplement. Commissioner Williams apparently decided that Texas isn’t ready for educational coordination. He may be right. With Governor Connally, the board’s primary supporter, leaving office, the commissioner and the coordinating board may find themselves as weak as their predecessor, the commission on higher education. Pollution Fine Texas has accepted $10,000 in pay ment of what is believed to be the first money ever collected in a lawsuit for violation of the state’s pollution laws. A civil district court gave the Hooker Chemical Company of Houston, a fertilizer manufacturer, the $10,000 fine and a permanent injunction preventing the company’s ship channel plant from emitting sulphur compounds or other particulate matter in amounts exceeding air control board regulations. County attorneys filed the suit against the plant in March, asking for more than $200,000 in damages. fro Charles R. Barden, executive direc tor of the air control board, says the state agency has filed only eleven complaints to date because generally industry wants to cooperate. Both he and Hugh Yantis, executive director of the water quality board, say they are making some progress in their campaigns against pollution. Atty Gen. Crawford Martin has writ ten an opinion saying that state air pollution standards cannot be relaxed or be made more rigid by local ordinances. The opinion was requested by Barden. It may have been directed at the Houston ship channel industrial district which last October approved contracts giving ship channel industries a tax break provided they comply with stiffer pollution regulations than those set by the state. gor Houston city councilman Johnny Go yen has criticized the city’s health department for not using helicopters to think they are really aware of the pollution problem,” Goyen said of health officials. Connally Vetoes Gov. John Connally vetoed some $1,362,500 in line items and seven riders from the $2.6 billion appropriations bill for 1969. The largest sum vetoed was $600,000 for constructing and equipping a prefabricated building to temporarily house the state comptroller’s department until the state finance building is completed. The legislature had planned on moving the comptroller’s department out of the Capitol building into a temporary building so that legislators could move into the comptroller’s quarters during the 1969 session. For the second year in a row, the governor vetoed riders protecting cotton gins from air pollution controls. He also removed a rider prohibiting appropriations funds from being used to employ a person who took a leave of absence from state employment to work in a political campaign. McCarthy campaigners believe the rider was aimed at Don Allford, former state chairman of the McCarthy group, who took a leave of absence from his job as a technical writer on the University of Texas to work for McCarthy. Connally said the rider was unconstitutional. Connally also vetoed: V $30,500 for salaries of a deputy ad ministrator and assistant director of auditing for the Texas Liquor Control Board. V $91,000 for legal briefing clerks in 13 district courts. V $275,000 for installation of two automatic elevators in the Capitol. V $16,500 for the salary of an assistant executive director for the State Board of Control. V $50,000 for investigation of insurance claims by the Board of Insurance. V $90,000 for purchase of land in Somervell , county by the Parks and Wildlife Department. V $187,500 for acquisition of land for the Port Lavaca Causeway State Park. V $22,000 for Blinn College for operation of a museum at Washington State Park. V A rider limiting the use of helicopters in traffic control to the Austin area. V Mayor’s assistants are neither to be seen nor heard, Mark Hepler, a part time editorial writer and broadcaster for KHOU-TV discovered recently. Hepler was dividing his time between Houston Mayor Louie Welch’s civil rights staff and the television station. But when he delivered ,a television editorial criticizing the legislature for increasing the state sales tax, some unnamed legislators complained to the Mayor. Welch in turn told Hepler that he either refrain from “criticizing the actions of government agencies” or stop picking up his $14,300 a year city pay check. Hepler quit his television job. “I spent 20 years in the news business and I am going to miss it,” Hepler said. V At the request of Sen. Oscar Mauzy, Dist. Atty. Henry Wade of Dallas has ordered a new investigation into county voting procedures. Mauzy says he found the names of 100 persons who voted in more than one primary election this year in the first 12 precincts he checked. There were instances when persons voted in GOP and Democratic primaries on the same day, the Dallas senator said. fl