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IN DALLAS: 4528 McKINNEY AVE. RICHARDSON: 508 LOCKWOOD FARMERS BRANCH SHOPPING CTR., SW CORNER. VALLEY VIEW IN WACO: 25TH & COLUMBUS IN AUSTIN: 1514 LAVACA 6103 BURNET RD. EARTH SHOE STORE 474-1895 1610 Lavaca Austin, Texas 78701 PRESS Union printing with competitive prices. Support the movement, help us build the ideal. Come to I.D.A. for your printing needs. 901 W. 24th St., Austin 477-3641 ANDMISON &COMPANY comma, TEA SPICES TWO JEFFERSON SQUARE AUSTIN, TEXAS 78731 5’12 453-1533 Send me your list. Name Street City Zip Richie Nelson HALF PRICE RECORDS MAGAZIN ES A white hat? Rumor is rife in Washington and Texas that Agriculture Secretary Bob Bergland, formerly a Democratic congressman from Minnesota, will quit the Carter cabinet to run for the U.S. Senate if and when ailing Sen. Hubert Humphrey’s seat becomes available. Who would step into the breach at Agriculture? Speculation is that Texas’ own John White, now number two at the department, would be the President’s choicethough Howard Hjort, assistant secretary for economics, also would be a contender. There is a mixed reaction to the possibility of White’s promotion. On the one hand, most within the administration have been impressed with the Texan’s ability to win interagency struggles, get along with Congress, and generally do whatever necessary to keep the $12billion-a-year department moving ahead. Others are not so impressed, worrying that White is too hidebound by his years of agricultural politicking to have the vision needed to direct the combined farmer-consumer agency. On balance, however, White gets high marks, and the feeling is he would be confirmed readily by the Senate if nominated. Lo-Vaca laughs Rate-hike hearings for Lo-Vaca Natural Gas Co. \(the folks who cut going on for some time before the Railroad Commission and will resume on Oct. 9, after a five-week recess. Attorneys for Lo-Vaca have been enjoying themselves so far, frequently smirking, smiling and laughing during the Austin proceedings. In a phone conversation overheard outside the hearing room, a company lawyer let slip one reason for all the levitythe attorneys were having little trouble answering the questions put to them about Lo-Vaca finances, the man allowed, because commission officials simply did not know what questions to ask. Consequently, LoVaca lawyers have not had to divulge information potentially damaging to the company’s case. didn’t exactly get in the spirit of Labor Day this year. The station refused to sell 30 seconds of air time to the Texas AFL-CIO for a spot detailing the achievements of working people on their special day. Thirty-two other Texas stations ran the ad. The agency that placed the ad for the AFL-CIO said that a number of stations insisted on seeing a script of the commercial before running it, but that channel 11 “turned it down without even a reading.” Jim Jones, KTVT sales staffer, told the agency that his firm’s legal department would not approve the broadcasting of a spot that opened: “For over half a century, union labor has been making life easier for people in Texas. It seems that AT&T can assert on television that its system is the solution, and Pepsico that its product “tastes like love,” but KTVT was not about to let the AFL-CIO make such a controversial statement unless it could be supported by facts. Station manager Jack Berning would not comment on the matter. Dave Richards, attorney for the state labor organization, said the AFL-CIO would file an official complaint with the Federal Communications Commission and consider protesting the renewal of KTVT’s license, but he said nothing could be done to make the station take the ad. KTVT, is owned by the Gaylord Broadcasting Co., a subsidiary of the Oklahoma Publishing Co. which, in turn, owns Oklahoma City’s archconservative Daily Oklahoman, the biggest newspaper in the state. School days See Richie. He is five years old. . . Richie has blond hair. It covers his ears. Richie wants to go to kindergarten. The school board won’t let him. His hair is too long. See Richie run. Welcome to the Midland County town of Greenwood, where the local school board has directed that little boys must have their hair cut above the collar and above the ears. Real short is the way they demand itno-nonsense hair. So, Happy Labor Day KTVT, channel 11 in Fort Worth, 14 OCTOBER 7, 1977