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Senator Tower voted against the project, and Senator Bentsen was absent Remember Chuck Robb, who married Lyndon Johnson’s daughter Lynda in the White House back in 1967? The Robbs have a big house in Washington’s fashionable McLean suburb now, and Chuck is moving into position for a run at Virginia’s lieutenant governorship next year. Rich and good looking at 37, Robb finds himself much in demand at Virginia Democratic functions, where he reportedly sparkles. Robb works with the well-connected Washington law firm of Williams, Connolly, and Califano, though he is spending most of his time these days traveling Virginia to campaign for various Democratic candidates. He gained a bit of visibility this summer when former Johnson crony and current Demo Party chief Bob Strauss appointed Robb to serve as deputy counsel and parliamentarian to the Democratic platform committee. Not so right New York Times reporter Seymour Hersh was distinctly unimpressed with Leon Jaworski’s Watergate memoirs, The Right and the Power. As special Watergate prosecutor, Jaworski was the man who decided not to prosecute Richard Nixon. Hersh concluded in a piece for The New York Times Book Review: “I’m not trying to suggest that Mr. Jaworski is anything but a decent, honest man following his instincts, but it’s a little staggering for a non-lawyer to realize anewas this book so clearly tells ushow deeply arbitrary personal biases and personal beliefs cut across the administration of justice in this nation. To put it more directlythere is a double standard, especially for presidents facing prosecution who are allowed to pick their prosecutor.” Texas GOP Sen. John Tower and his wife, the former Joza Lou Burlington, are splitting the blanket after 23 years of marriage. When last seen, state Senate secre tary Charles Schnabel was walking out of a Travis County court with a probated sentence on a misdemeanor and a $2,000 fine, feeling relieved that five felony charges involving abuse of official office had been dropped. Then, Lt. Gov. Bill Hobby \(who opposes Schnabel’s reapleased an attorney general’s report on the operation of Schnabel’s office, alleging that most of the dismissed charges against Schnabel are true. Included are charges that Schnabel had private printing done in the state print shop and that he used Senate employees to work on his ranch. Schnabel continues to deny these charges, but the attorney general’s office now is examining the report to determine whether to file a civil suit to recover any monetary benefits that Schnabel might have gained. In any event, the report is certain to dampen Senate enthusiasm for reappointing Schnabel. Dinner gravy According to records filed in the sec retary of state’s office, the major beneficiary of the Robert Strauss fundraising dinner this summer \(Obs., Neal Spelce Associates, the Austin p.r. firm that was hired to stage the flamboyant affair. Spelce received $109,367 for planning, coordination, publicity, and production functions. That’s 43 percent of the dinner’s $253,000 gross. Net proceeds for the Texas Democratic Party were about $37,000, a far cry from the $200,000 profit originally predicted by Demo honchos. Walter Wendlandt, the Republican candidate for railroad commissioner, tells the Observer that although he notarized a 1968 land deal involving RR Commissioner Jim Langdon, railroad lobbyist Walter Caven, and others \(Obs., Oct. he looked up the instrument in county deed records earlier this year. \(Wendlandt is “While employed by the commission I probably notarized thirty instruments for Commissioners Langdon and Ramsey,” Wendlandt said. “Any notary will tell you the notarization is to the signature only, and notaries do not ordinarily read the instruments and I did not.” The Observer erred in its last issue by identifying Langdon as the retiring railroad commissioner. Ben Ramsey is retiring, not Langdon. Classified advertising is 20 per word. Discounts for multiple insertions within a 12-month period: 25 times, 50 percent; 12 times, 25 percent; 6 times, 10 percent. JOIN THE ACLU. Membership $15. Texas Civil Liberties Union, 600 West 7th, Austin, Texas 78701. NEW ORLEANS ON $8 A YEAR. The Weekly Courier, 1232 Decatur, 70116. THE NEW YORK TIMES Sunday edition delivered to your home in the Dallas area. Call 2395325 for rates and information. NEED SOMETHING from Germany? Jim & Hanni International, 1600 Northwood, Austin 78703. 474-2582. GUITAR PICKERS. Buy your guitar strings from us and save 20%. Mail orders accepted. Amster Music, 1624 Lavaca, Austin. LIBERTY LUNCH. 405 W 2nd. Austin. Eclectic fare. Jazz Theatre. BOOKS PRINTED from manuscript. Biography Press, Rt. 1-745, Aransas Pass, Texas 78336. Texas Business reported that 18 of 32 top corporate executives surveyed at a recent meeting of the International Trade Conference of the Southwest said they feel corporate payoffs abroad are a necessary part of doing business in overseas markets. The Dallas Morning News apparently thought the misdemeanor charge of marijuana possession against Robert Medrano was big-time stuff. It certainly was no ordinary chicano bust. Medrano, 33, serves as the first Mexican-American on the Dallas school board, and he belongs to a politically potent westside family. The News gave prominent display to the arrest, which occurred after police officers searched a parked car in which Medrano was sitting with two other men. A bag of weed and several partially smoked joints were found in the car, and all three men were arrested. Medrano said he was unaware that there was marijuana in the car. Then, six days after the bust, the News devoted approximately two-thirds of the front page of an inside section of the Sunday paper to reactions to the incidenttwo stories and five pictures. “Medrano proclaims no crime committed,” said the top headline. Down below, a smaller story was entitled, “Medrano’s neighbors embarrassed by arrest.” It was fairly elaborate coverage for a misdemeanor, certainly more column inches of type than are usually devoted, say, to a public official arrested on drunk driving charges. Time magazine has cited The Dallas Times-Herald as one of the five best “Dixie Dailies” in a special issue entitled “The South Today.” October 15, 1976 CLASSIFIED
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