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Call PICK, Before You Pack FOR HOUSTON p ALBERT CIS MOTOR INN 3301 Southwest Freeway at Buffalo Speedway Heliport and Airport Bus Terminal near by Color TV in every room Restaurant & Lounge Heated Pool Family Plan Free Parking Meeting and Convention . Facilities for up to 375 ALL AT MODERATE RATES RESERVATIONS: CALL TOLL FREE 800-621-4404 in Illinois: 800-972-7200 Enjoy real money-saving value, and relax at the Frank Erwin, former UT regents chairman and a political ally of John Connally, found his way into the Ford-forPresident camp. Jimmy Carter’s reported comments about Lyndon Johnson being a liar and a cheat were just too much for him, Erwin said, so he hopped aboard President Ford’s recent Mississippi riverboat ride and Publicly embraced the Republican’s campaign. Jimmy Carter’s Texas campaign has picked up staff and claims to be pick 10 The Texas Observer ANDERSON.& COMPANY COFFEE TEA SPICES TWO JEFFERSON SQUARE AUSTIN, TEXAS 78731 512 453-1533 Send me your list. Name Street City Zip MARTIN ELFANT SUN LIFE OF CANADA LIFE HEALTH DENTAL 600 JEFFERSON SUITE 430 HOUSTON, TEXAS ing up steam. Creekmore Fath, an Austin attorney and respected veteran of progres as “senior consultant” to the Carter effort; sive political battles in the state, is working former State Sen. Don Kennard, now with the LBJ School of Public Affairs, is heading up “Conservationists for Carter”; Ronnie Luna has taken leave from the attorney general’s office to serve as a field desk coordinator; and Austin attorney David Volduc is coordinating the Carter speakers bureau. Press secretary Al Reinert says the Texas Carter forces are “going on the offensive” in October, taking to the road with such surrogate speakers as Gov. Dolph Briscoe, Lt. Gov. William Hobby, Atty. Gen. John Hill, and Secretary of State Mark White. Briscoe alone is scheduled in October for about a dozen Carter speeches, an uncharacteristically fast pace for the governor. Apparently, Briscoe is spurred not only by his feeling that Carter must carry Texas against Ford, but also by a strong conviction that current-Governor Briscoe must carry Texas against former-Governor Connally. According to the first of a series of weekly polls conducted by the San Antonio Express, Democratic nominee Jimmy Carter leads President Gerald Ford among Bexar County registered voters by a margin of 44 percent to 31 percent, with 25 percent undecided. The poll was taken during the last week of September. In the same poll, the registered voters of Bexar County chose Democratic Senatorial incumbent Lloyd Bentsen over Republican challenger Alan Steelman by 42 percent to 20 percent, with the remainder undecided. Agriculture Secretary John White has banned aerial application in Texas of Mirex, a highly-toxic and controversial insecticide \(see Obs., new federal studies in states where Mirex has been applied over large areas, finding that 21 percent of the human population have Mirex residues in their tissue. In areas of heavy and repeated aerial application, as much as 44 percent of the population had Mirex residues. White only banned aerial application of Mirex, saying the department would shift to ground application in areas that contain infestations of fire ants, the insect Mirex is designed to combat. Only four of the 26 Texans in Con gress rated above 50 percent on the pro-consumer scale of the Consumer Fedbased on 1976 congressional votes analyzed by CFA, the largest consumer organization in the nation. Rep. Bob Eckhardt, who has been endorsed for re-election by CFA, received an 81 percent approval rating, as did his Houston colleague Rep. Barbara Jorreceived 54 percent ratings. CFA named five “consumer zeros” in the R-The two candidates in this year’s U.S. Senate race barely scratched with CFA, with Democrat Lloyd Bentsen getting a 7 percent rating and Republican Alan Steelman getting a 9 percent rating. You Are Invited To An Evening At The Theatre With JOHN HENRY FAULK at the performance of “Born Yesterday”, Center Stage, 320 E. 6th Si. Austin Thursday October 14, 1976 8 PM Sponsored by Common Cause. Each old member is asked to bring a good prospect for a new member and to renew his or her membership. “Born Yesterday”* and Common Cause’s program and John Henry Faulk’s talk after the performance are all variations on the same theme: Government Must Be Honest and Open. Common Cause, 711 San Antonio, Austin 78701, 474-2374. A sellout is likely, so get your tickets NOW. *,, . . . a production that glows with intelligence, compassion, and a great amount of charm.,” Paul Beutel, The Statesman. “BORN YESTERDAY” / JOHN HENRY FAULK / COMMON CAUSE