Personal Service Quality Insurance ALICE ANDERSON AGENCY INSURANCE & REAL ESTATE 808A E. 46th, Austin, Texas 459-6577 implementation plan. More and more evidence has been surfacing in the last year to indicate that persons living in highly industrialized areas have significantly higher cancer rates than residents of non-industrial areas. Now the National Cancer Institute has released results of a four-year study that includes Texas. Sure enough, the scientists found that bladder, liver, and lung cancers are more frequent in regions with large concentrations of chemical factories, regions like the factory belt from Port Arthur to Texas City. “What we have here,” said Dr. Joseph Braumeni, “is a whole new series of clues to the origins of cancer.” June 6, 19 75 11 mad”, Ati Zerferrisrez% stsys the Texas museum. Rep. Lane Denton of Waco queried State Auditor George McNeil last year about the propriety of Mr. Hubbard Sr. obtaining the services of Mr. Hubbard Jr. for such a questionable junket. McNeil wrote Denton on June 25, 1974, that in addition to sending one son traveling, Hubbard employed another son and a daughter at the museum. “We questioned the propriety of these arrangements at the time of the audit,” McNeil wrote, “however, after consideration by the commission and the comptroller’s office, it was determined to be legal based upon the statute creating the commission. . . .” Nice work if you can get it. We quote, in full, our favorite press release of the fortnight: “FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, May 14, 1975. AUSTIN Nothing happened Wednesday at the Comptroller’s Office. ‘I guess it was just a slow day,’ Comptroller Bob Bullock remarked.” Senator Bentsen has introduced a bill to prohibit a President from appointing anyone active in his election campaign as U.S. attorney general, deputy attorney general, solicitor general, or assistant attorney general. Bentsen says that in the past the justice department has been used too often “as a political instrument rather than an instrument of justice.” State Sen. Tati Santiesteban’s bill to lower penalties for marijuana possession is believed moribund for the session. Senators voted 16 to 14 against suspending the rules to bring up the bill. The Texas State Teachers Association is joining the National Education Association. This means even more organizational clout for the teachers. Some educators opposed the alliance on the basis that it might encourage teacher strikes, but others said NEA membership would keep the AFL-CIO from getting Texas teachers unionized. The teachers’ pay raise issue has also gotten caught up in the unionization issue. Paul Thompson, the San Antonio Express columnist, claims teachers are being driven “plop into the arms of the union” by inadequate pay proposals. Thompson reports that in San Antonio, where demands for $10,000 or $12,000 salaries have been loudest, “more and more local teachers meet these days with officials of American Federation of Teachers in the very schoolhouses themselves.” Perhaps it should be mentioned that when teachers rallied in Austin, the Texas State Teachers Association banned signs and banners inside Memorial Stadium, whereupon one soul remained outside all afternoon with a sign reading, “Collective bargaining for teachers: no more begging.” It should also be mentioned that, during House debate on teachers’ salaries, AFL-CIO operative Ruth Ellinger simply smiled when asked for a comment on Thompson’s report. Judy Jordan, who co-anchors the evening news on Dallas station KDFW-TV, was the subject of a fawning feature recently in Progress, the house organ of the Times-Mirror Corp., which owns KDFW. “She is an avid reader,” the article said, “often poring over as many as half a dozen magazines a week.” Next thing you know, these TV types will be reading books. As the Observer has reported, the Trinity River Authority has scheduled a new round of public hearings in the Trinity watershed area for this summer to get an idea of how people in the area feel about future Trinity River projects. The biggest project, of course, has always been the proposed barge canal from the Gulf to the Dallas-Fort Worth area. A funding proposal for the canal was voted down by residents of the 17-county TRA area in 1973. The Citizens Organization for a Sound opposition to the barge canal scheme at this summer’s hearings. COST was active in the anti-canal campaign two years ago. COST member Ned Fritz, the Dallas environmentalist, says the Army Corps of Engineers is asking Congress for money to re-open its study of the “navigation alternative,” which was suspended after voters rejected the local share of canal funds, as part of a piecemeal canal WRR Z.Ms o l lre STANDING FIRM FOR ALL POINTS OF VIEW. DALLAS’ ONLY FULL-TIME NEWS/TALK RADIO STATION.
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