IDA PRESS 1 901 W 24th St Austin Multi copy service. Call 477-3641 MARTIN ELFANT Sun Life of Canada 1001 Century Building Houston, Texas CA 4-0686 GALLERY 600 Contemporary Paintings, Sculpture, Prints THE FINEST TRADITIONAL FRAMING Custom Plexiglass rind Custom Welded Frames 600 West 28th at Nueces . . . phone 477-3229 .”201616111604120M”C”124245961=21″akvasminmegmagarmagegmenwiliMINNIA, are so far lukewarm, that may change. Briscoe is in a position to help dissuade the Wallace people from joining forces with Nixon in Texas, or at the September convention. Bentsen, Sanders and Hobby can keep the Connally-led defections down, if Bentsen, Sanders and Hobby will make the effort. The McGovern leaders will need to work with these people, to sit down with them and plan the September convention and the campaign. This means the Yarborough, the Farenthold and the Evans people have to work with each other and with the Bentsen, the Briscoe and the Wallace people. There just is no way out of, around, over or under the logic of this necessity. What, then, about Ramsey Muniz and La Raza Unida? These are good people; they are doing a good thing, the kind of thing I am inclined to cheer on. Hell, it’s only the squeaky wheel that gets the oil, and all that. Muniz is a good alternative to voting for Briscoe. But can the McGovern movement which needs Briscoe at the convention and in the campaign this year sanction and participate in the Muniz campaign? In my opinion, no. Can the McGovern people logically oppose a walk-out from the September convention for Nixon at the same time they are participating in a walk-out for Muniz? With a quite leaden feeling, I have come to my own opinion: they cannot. Individuals will each go their way, of course, but the overriding cause of electing McGovern should override the lesser cause and forego the lesser satisfaction of bolting for Muniz. THERE IS an even more melancholy consideration. Are the McGovern workers to spurn the Texas Democrats who will say they’ll support the ticket, but won’t yet or ever name McGovern? How is that to be handled, as to the Muniz dissent? At the state convention that convention is going to happen whether we want it to or not there will be that issue, “Do you pledge to support McGovern?” Fail to ask it, and there may be a certain risk, even a probability, of another 1952. But ask it, and naturally the moderates who are more warmly for the state nominees are going to shoot back “Are you for the state nominees?” The cause of electing McGovern is inextricably tangled into the politics of these questions. We must have good planning and communication among all who will support McGovern and an emergent trust among the three components of the McGovern movement in Texas, the Yarborough organization, the Farenthold supporters, and the drive for McGovern in the unions led by Evans. As’ long as no one is subjected to humiliation, it does not matter who resents whom or who has what grievance against another. It is not something personal we are about. The American movement in the common cause of humanity, of which Senator McGovern is now the embodiment and leader, is not detestation of Agnew, contempt for Connally, distrust and disbelief in Nixon, it is not Senator Eagleton, the Kennedys, Sargent Shriver or George McGovern, it is not Ralph Yarborough or Sissy Farenthold, our cause is the neglected chicano child in South Texas, the exploited black man in East Texas, the unfairly paid, sex-typed secretary in a Dallas skyscraper, the underpaid migrant worker, the family pushed off their farm by agribusiness, the independent merchant the big chains squeeze to death, the union man endangered by unsafe working conditions, the integrity of our elections up for sale among the corporate interests, a napalmed child in Vietnam North or South, the poor and the sick everywhere in the world now and in the future. We are here for Senator McGovern for President because he has been here for all these causes throughout the post-war era. If he stopped being here so would we stop being here for him. He is not going to, and we are not going to. We have heard him, and we believe in his deep and his good faith. He is the leader we trust and he is the one we should now, with cool, clear heads, do our damndest to elect. R.D. Approximately 29 percent of all black families in the United States live below the poverty level as compared to about 8 percent of . all white families, according to the Census Bureau. According to Cambridge Institute. Americans making less than $2,000 a year pay 27.2 percent of their income for state and local taxes, while the bite is 9.9 percent for those with incomes of $10,000 to $15,000. People making more than $50,000 a year pay only 6.7 percent of the* incomes in such taxes. August 25, 1972 13 Personal Servide Quality Insurance ALICE ANDERSON AGENCY INSURANCE & REAL ESTATE 808A E. 46th, Austin, Texas 465-6577 BUMPERSTRIPS: 4 for 50c, 15 for $1, 100 for $3, 500 for $14, 1,000 for $25. 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