A young John Connally at the mike: “Now here’s one for Trick and Pat and Trish and Eddie and Dave and Julie and Spiro and Ronnie R. and . . I! map of the river basin, waxes enthusiastic on the canal \(“great potential for all of us,” “the threshold of a bright, booming future,” “new vistas,” clean water, lower and closes “Vote to make a dream come true.” ‘Texas AFL-CIO Pres. Roy Evans has announced that Shell Oil has been chosen the first winner of the “Tax Avoider of the Week” award. Shell was selected by the Tax Action Campaign, Fred Harris’ nationwide tax reform group. Evans, a TAC board member, said that Shell made profits of nearly $300 million in 1971 and paid taxes at a 15 percent tax rate. The national organization delivered a letter to Shell asking for specifics on how the company avoided the corporate tax rate of 48 percent. The Dallas Times-Herald has copped an exclusive interview with Ross Perot, adding another chapter to what it called “the saga of Citizen Perot, the energetic burr-headed Dallas businessman.” Seems. Perot was playing M. as well as Santa Claus in his campaign to have American prisoners released from North Vietnam. He was buying information about the prisoners from, apparently, anyone who produced “results,” especially pictures of POWs. Perot said he would not reveal details, since the network of spies may be claimed he and his agents had learned Communists are corruptible, despite their supposed devotion: “If the world ever settles down a bit, they’ll make the greatest door-to-door salesmen you ever saw. No salary. Just incentives.” director Of the U.S. Narcotics Bureau and one of the top government defectors to the National Organization for the extravagant praise for former Sen. Don Kennard’s drug study committee report \(Obs., astounded when he found such a report coming out of Texas. He told the Senate Jurisprudence Committee, “This book is going to eat into your craw until you do something about the morass of drug laws.” Another suit has been filed charging that conditions in the Dallas County Jail constitute cruel and unusual punishment. Walter Gene Scott, a 21-year-old prisoner awaiting appeal of a conviction for robbery, alleges that jail officials refuse to allow him to receive medication. According to the suit, Scott was discharged from the Army in 1968 as a result of his psychological condition and has since been diagnosed as a chronic paranoid schizophrenic in need of heavy medication by a VA psychiatrist. Scott is represented by Rep. Sam Hudson of Dallas. With about a dozen suits pending against county officials, Dallas County commissioners are considering hiring a lawyer to represent their minions. Last August, the commissioners hired Earl Luna and Robert Porter, the county Democratic and Republican chairmen, respectively, to handle class action suits against county officials. \(Through Feb. 1, the two had earned a total of $21,875, including $2,500 each in retainers, for their been told they would, represent Sheriff Clarence Jones in an individually filed: damage suit. That led one commissioner to conclude that eventually the county would need a full-time attorney to handle such cases. Well, how about Henry Wade? Unh-unh, said Commissioner Roy Orr: “I don’t think the district attorney has the staff to allow someone to concentrate on our cases as they should be attended to.” \(Besides, Unless Roy Orr changes his name, he will no longer have a street in DeSoto named after him. Three weeks ago the DeSoto City Council voted to honor their hometown county commissioner by renaming Wintergreen Road, making it Orr Boulevard. But a petition and a turnout of 75 spectators at their latest meeting persuaded the councilmen that “Wintergreen” was more to their liking -after all. All right, so you’re tired of hearing Connally-for-President rumblemongery. You don’t even care that Nixon told reporters that Juan John “has, at my request,. undertaken some informal discussions with foreign leaders” in his private peregrinations. Would you be interested in knowing that Connally’s law firm has opened a branch office in March 16, 1973 Yea for Kennard John Finlator, former deputy
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