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Since 1868 The Place in Austin GOOD FOOD GOOD BEER 1607 San Jacinto GR 7-4171 A-PLUS UNIVERSITY SERVICES With you in mind: typing theses resumes law briefs multilithing dissertations graphic arts dept. Our prices are reasonable our service is good. Come by 504 West 24th St. \(in the same 477-5651. rector. And Steger announced that Paul DesRochers of Austin would stay on as executive director of the finance committee, meaning, of course, DesRochers, too, has Tower’s blessings. Tower and Bush Speculation now is that Tower is beginning . to build a power base for his re-election bid in 1972, when he may have to face a tough challenge from Lt. Gov. Barnes, provided Barnes does not yield to pressure from within Democratic ranks and challenge Senator Yarborough for reelection next year. What’s more important, however, is that Tower is in control of the state party which will, in essence, be the main vehicle for support of Houston Cong. George Bush, who is the most likely GOP challenger to Yarborough in 1970. Tower is said by many in the GOP’s ranks not to be enthusiastic at the prospect of Bush being a candidate, fearing that the more popular, younger, and somewhat more moderate Bush will force Tower to stand in his shadow. When Bush challenged Yarborough for the U.S. Senate post in 1964, he had to run his own campaign without much help from the Texas GOP, which, at the time, was doing all it could for Barry Goldwater’s election. Bush just may have to do the same thing again in 1970 if he decides to run unless he promises Tower to stay in line once in office. In Washington Hilary Sandoval, the El Paso business man who became the Nixon administration’s first major Mexican-American appointee, may be on his way out. A flurry of publicity, most of it bad, centering around Sandoval’s activities as Small Business Administrator have caused his stock to drop significantly among key administration politicos. Particularly anxious to see Sandoval go, it is reported, are Senators Jacob Javits, R.-N.Y., and Charles Percy, R.-Ill. Javits’ office is said to be the source of several Evans and Novak columns chastising Sandoval, which appeared in newspapers around the country. Bush of Houston is one of 22 Re publican House members who toured strife-torn college campuses across the nation in an effort to understand the youth revolt. Led by Cong. William E. Brock of Tennessee, the group made a report to President Nixon which, reportedly, showed great sympathy for students revolting against inflexible campus administrations. Nixon did not comment on the content of the report, and Bush has deferred to the president. The entire Texas delegation in the House went against liberal efforts to limit farm program payments to $20,000, cutting back hefty payments to giant farms and agri-corporations. The effort passed the House but has been subverted in the Senate Appropriations Committee. Cong. Bob Eckhardt, an urban liberal from Houston, sided with the big farm bloc in speaking against the limitation. Senator Yarborough, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, also opposes the limit. Sen. Yarborough has introduced in the U.S. Senate a Southwestern Human Development Act to provide, at the outset, $100 million toward overcoming special barriers encountered by Mexican-Americans through special programs in education, training, health, leadership, and citizenship. Senator Yarborough was one of 28 senators who voted in vain against the nomination of Otto F. Otepka to be a member of the Subversive Activities Control Board. In opposing Otepka, a darling of the John Birch Society and other far-right groups, Yarborough broke with his standard policy of approving qualified presidential nominees. The senator supported a number of LBJ appointees to high offices about whom he had some misgivings, among them Postmaster General W. Marvin Watson and Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas. Otepka was removed from his State Department job under Dean Rusk for passing confidential papers to conservative senators. His efforts to win reinstatement were endorsed by the Liberty Lobby, the Birch Society, and others. They failed, but President Nixon appointed Otepka to the SACB post, which pays $36,500 yearly. Texas Republican Sen. John Tower supported the choice. Waco Cong. Bob Poage, chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, is laying roadblocks in front of the Nixon administration’s efforts to replace the holdover Democratic farm program with a GOP version. Poage called hearings for mid-July to extend both the current farm program and the present laws authorizing food stamps and commodities, indefinitely. Nixon’s Agriculture Secretary Clifford M. Hardin still has not completed designing a Republican alternative. He has urged a new look which probably would include massive land retirement instead of the Democratic subsidy program a switch likely to work against small farmers. Miscellaneous Notes Fortune magazine points out currently that two of the biggest 15 foundations in the United States are Texas-basedthe Moody Foundation, with assets of $390 million, and the Houston Endowment \(owner of the Houston Chronicle, with assets of $193 million. The first had income of $6.6 million and gave away $4.7 million last year; Houston Endowment had income of $14.3 million but gave away only $3.1 million. They ranked 14th and 15th, respectively, in the top 15. The Ford Foundation’s recent back down on providing funds to the militant Mexican-American Youth Organization, based in San Antonio, reflects a new caution on the part of national foundations. A bill by Cong. Wilbur Mills, D-Ark., chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, and supported by Cong. Wright Patman, D-Texas, would severely restrict use of foundation funds for community organization work, including voter registration. The Mills bill is likely to pass the House, but may be thwarted in the Senate. The failure of the national AFLCIO to oppose it aggressively was a factor in its success on the House side. Lee Smith, the young El Pasoan who was prominent in leading liberal efforts at the 1968 state Democratic convention, was active in the Texas McCarthy movement, and was a leader in the formation of the New Democratic Coalition of Texas last fall, has been transferred out of state by his employer, the Radio Corporation of America, and now resides in Puerto Rico. July 18, 1969 9 MARTIN ELFANT Sun Life of Canada 1001 Century Building Houston, Texas CA 4-0686