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Happiness Is Printing By? Newspapers Magazines *Political Specialists Signs and Placards Bumperstrips Office Supplies 100% Union Shop Phone 512/442.7836 1714 SOUTH CONGRESS P.O. BOX 3485 AUSTIN, TEXAS illE FUTURA PRESS .., BROWSE TILL 10:00 P.M. MONDAY thou FRIDAY Now In Our 13th of mimics to Austin GARNER AND SMITH-1 B.C.STO7E 2116 Guadalupe Austin, Texas 71705 477-9725 r the Regents Development Fund, and for appending a list of 88 donors \(including Woman’s University flunk out, having disclosed only that their presidents’ respective $7,500 and $22,000 supplements come from “unrestricted funds donated to Pan American University” and from “current restricted funds.” And then there’s the University of Texas, which has not yet filed reports \(due and UT-Austin President Ad Interim Director Frank Graydon told the student newspaper, The Daily Texas, “You just have to give the source of the fund the account name that pays the supplement. That’s what the [UT] System has been doing, and there’s never been a problem.” There’s about to be a problem. Wood was reluctant to comment on a report he has not yet received: “All I know is what I hear from reporters, that they’re going to keep on doing what they’ve been doing. But that’s just dumb, if that’s what they intend. We’re not going to back off.” \(Later, musing on the UT System’s general modus operandi, Wood said, “It’d be nice if somebody over there said ‘We’d like to Commissioners Jon Ford, the veteran capitol bureau chief, said in a burst of Pollyannaism over the new public utilities commissioners, “Briscoe could have done a lot worse.” Ford really needs to try to restrain himself from going overboard like that. The appointees are George Cowden, general counsel for the Great American Reserve Insurance Company of Dallas, Garrett Morris, a conservative Fort Worth attorney and member of the state welfare board, and Allan Erwin, the real surprise in the package. Erwin, 30, is a director of the Texas Office of State-Federal Relations ex-newspaperman, and amiable fellow. Erwin says he is consumer-minded: he doesn’t seem to have done anything so far to prove it, but then, he’s young. Cowden served two terms in the Texas House in the mid 60’s, was conservative, resigned to work* for Attorney General Crawford Martin, and was then appointed by John Connally to the Insurance Board. Morris is another old Connally hand, who helped direct Connally’s campaigns and later worked for Briscoe’s election in 1972. Connally appointed Morris to the State Highway Commission, where he turned out to be an advocate of mass transit and opposed some specific freeway projects. He has also served on the public safety board and is said not to talk much. Happiness is a tight schedule. When Rep. Bob Davis flew to Indianapolis, Ind., as a member of the Medical Liability Study Commission of Texas, to meet with Indiana officials on the question of medical malpractice, he was also flying toward the Young Republicans’ national convention. Davis chairs the Texas YRs. The State of Texas paid for Davis’ air fare at the lowest price available, $149.10 round trip. The state also picked up the tab for his meals and lodging in Indianapolis, at a cost of $150.62 over four days. Davis told the Observer he met with various officials of the state of Indiana and professional groups while he was in Indianapolis. He freely admitted spending some time at the YR convention: remembered definitely being there for the convention opening and for the election of officers, had a clear memory of certain details of the meeting, felt fairly sure he had not been present at certain other times. He was in Indianapolis from July 2 until July 6, but did not charge the state for meals or lodging on July 5. Wasn’t tending to the state’s business that day, Davis said. Bill Choyke of the Capitol Hill News Service \(see Tina May’s story in this Secretary of State Mark White are correct when they claim that extension of the Voting Rights Act to Texas will mean a lot of work for officials here. Choyke talked to Barry Weinberg, the Justice Department staffer who will review the submissions of state and local officials. \(The VRA requires that any and all changes in voting procedures be sent to the Justice Department for pre-clearance, to make sure But Weinberg also told Choyke that Justice will most likely oppose only a small fraction of state and local plans. Since the VRA was passed in 1965, the 12 states covered, and their subdivisions, have sent 4,476 proposed changes up to Washington, and Washington has objected to only 163. About a third of the objections have related to redistricting at one level or another. Texas officials complain most vociferously about the necessity to clear annexations with Justice, but Choyke reports that only nine annexations have failed to satisfy the feds in the last decade. O’Rourke running Houston lawyer Terry O’Rourke is about to announce his candidacy for the Railroad Commission next year. He has filed a preliminary report with Secretary of State Mark White. O’Rourke told the Observer he has been “very encouraged” by talks with both “oil people” and “Texas liberal leaders.” The industry folks, he said, told him they consider incumbent Ben Ramsey “vulnerable.” O’Rourke was Atty. Gen. John Hill’s The Observer erred in reporting in its last issue that Leon Jaworski would serve as the “prosecutor” in the upcoming impeachment trial of 0. P. Carrillo. In fact, Jaworski will serve as a sort of super-parliamentarian for the Senate, ruling, on potential legal questions. The prosecutor’s role will be filled by a special committee of the House, for which former Rep. Terry Doyle is the chief staffer. man in Houston for a while, compiling a fairly stellar record of large settlements against polluters. He has since gone into private practice, and served as one of Sissy Farenthold’s attorneys in her suit against Gov. Dolph Briscoe and his campaign organization. . Still another serious prospective candidate is Rep. Carlos Truan of Corpus, who will probably run for Mike September 5, 1975 9