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Farenthold is not a bleeding heart liberal, and we do not use that term pejoratively. If a few more hearts bled a little more, we might all be better off. But while Farenthold is not without compassion for the maimed of this society, we doubt that compassion is the primary motivation of her public life. We have found that she acts out of an implacable sense of justice. Her passion for justice seems to have been both inherited and trained into her. Her grandfather was a well-known judge and law professor and her father, a strong influence in her life, was a prominent lawyer in Corpus Christi. Her own legal career has been heavily weighted on the side of those who are fashionably called “the oppressed”. Before she came to the Legislature in 1968, she was the director of Legal Aid in Nueces County. Her approach to problem solving is almost invariably legalistic. One of her constituents once came to her office to recite an horrible tale of human suffering caused by bureaucratic sloth. All the others in the office muttered, “How awful. That poor child.” Farenthold’s only apparent emotion was an edge in her voice as she said, “That was unconstitutional on three grounds,” and then proceeded to cite them. Her lawyer’s mind was reflected in both her major battles in the House the Sadler resolution and the effort to get the Legislature’s role in the Sharp banking bills investigated. She is no demagogue to stand and make emotional denunciations: she simply worked and worked and worked through the system, through the rules, through the law. For the Observer’s money, marbles and chalk, Sissy Farenthold has got more guts, brains and integrity than the other three candidates in the gubernatorial race added together and multiplied. The state of this state cannot continue to be a joke much longer. Texans keep giving wise, dismissing shrugs and saying, “Ahhhh, all them politicians in Austin is a bunch of crooks: everybody knows that.” The insane fashion in which this state is run government of the special interests, by the special interests and for the special interests is costing you. Not just the blacks and the browns and the poor and the crazy and the blind, deaf, dumb, crippled people of this state, but you. They’re screwing you. Your life, your money and your faith is what they play with here. They are taking your faith that somehow, some way there’s a good dream behind America and they are selling that to oil and insurance and loan sharks and shell-dredgers and utilities and land developers. Crime is a big issue these days, they tell us. You can get 30 years for pot possession and 10 for murder in this state. But stealing faith and selling dreams aren’t punished in the courts. There won’t be any F.D.I.C. to reimburse us when this giant Sharpstown Bank of a state government collapses with our faith in democracy inside it. Are you trying to teach your children that this is a great country? Do you want them to believe in an old, noble dream, “We the people . .”? .Then don’t let them look too closely at the government of Texas the way it is now. You have told us you already know that buggery hides behind self-righteousness here in Austin. Rests the question, can anyone who is not part of that obscene sham get elected? The establishment press has been vacillating on the verge of treating Farenthold’s candidacy seriously. One suspects the reason they haven’t dismissed Washington, D.C. An association of American dairy farmers based in San Antonio has donated almost $400,000 to the Republican Party for the re-election of Richard Nixon, in the past 11 months. In the same time period, the administration’s Secretary of Agriculture reversed a decision in order to raise the price level of milk. The price change has been termed “arbitrary and capricious” by Ralph Nader in a class action suit before the U.S. District Court here. The suit calls Agriculture Secretary Clifford M. Hardin’s action “contrary to law and based on considerations extraneous to the criteria provided by statute for making such determinations”. But the defendents named are the new secretary Earl Butz and the Commodity Credit Corporation, an agency of the department which buys and sells argicultural commodities in order to support prices. The dairy farmers who have been pouring money into the Nixon campaign are represented by the Associated Milk Producers, Inc., located in San Antonio. Ironically, the group recently has come under the attack of Attorney General John Mitchell, whose Justice Department has filed suit against them in San Antonio, charging anti-competitive practices in 14 states, under provision of the Sherman Anti-Trust Act. The Justice Department filed its suit against the milk cooperative one week after Nader filed his suit against the government. her out of hand is her oddity value combined with a fear of looking like fools if they turn out to be wrong. We suggest to you that whether she can be elected or not is up to you, to us, to everybody we know. We are tired, we are so damn tired of hearing progressives in this state cry poorhouse. “How can we do anything? We haven’t got any money!” Look, if the people in the Ben Barnes Clubs can afford to give $10 a month to Barnes, you can afford to give $10 a month to someone who’s worth electing. Don’t tell us you can’t afford it: bet you our poverty level can beat your poverty level. And we’re giving 10 bucks out of every paycheck we get to Sissy Farenthold, Box 66, Austin, Tex. 78767. O.K., so white liberals are a bad joke. O.K., so Texas liberals are a national laughingstock petty, disorganized and more prone to fight one another than the perverted priorities of the people who call themselves conservatives in this state. We don’t give a damn. GET UP OFF YOUR BUTTS AND MOVE. This woman is worth fighting for. The editors While the Justice Department is charging the milk group with manipulation of federal milk marketing orders and milk hauling agencies, as well as other anti-competitive practices, Nader is attacking them for allegedly using campaign contributions to gain political influence. AMPI has many political arms, which form an intricate network in most dairy farming states, capable of soliciting and collecting large amounts of campaign money. These include TAPE \(Trust for \(Agriculture and Dairy Educational Special Political In 1970, TAPE, Bob Lilly, Chairman, donated $3,500 to Texas Sen. Lloyd Bentsen’s campaign against All of the groups serve as lobbyists, as well as collectors of funds. Nader and his group have documented in their legal brief the various contributions made by these organizations, especially last spring when the milk price level was suddenly changed. But the destinations of campaign monies is as confusing as the many names of the milk associations, though most turn out to be Republican groups. The dairy men gave money to such organizations as Associations of Americans March 3, 19 72 9 Farenthold for governor . . Milking the dairy co-ops