Food to eat here or take home Gourmet foods from around the world Gourmet coffees, teas, spices, wines, cheeses eommon MHRKET 304 W. 13th 472-1900 Copy-Mt?, 18 MARCH 2, 1979 Find out what all the talk is about. There’s more to the difference between Ales & Beers than words alone. Try a few Duvel Ales today, the only authentic, European-brewed, import ale made 100 percent naturally without chemica l additives in the traditional old-world fashion. ATTORNEYS Overcome the high cost of down-time on your legal secretary. Let us type your motions, appeals, contracts; and other legal documents. We can type from your rough drafts or tapes. Our work is flawless, professional, fast, and economical. Foreign language typing available. 477-6671 504 W. 24th St. Into the sunset As you must know by now, it’s of ficial: John Connally is running. He ballyhooed his presidential candidacy at a luncheon meeting of the National Press Club in Washington a few weeks ago. Then he spent the last week of February on a homecoming blitz of 24 Texas cities, a tour geared toward consolidating local GOP support before hitting the national hustings. It brought lots of old faces out of the political closet, most of them belonging to conservative Democrats who may or may not be born-again Republicans. One of the more interesting is that of former lieutenant governor Ben Barnes, who is working hard for his old mentor but says he has no intention of switching partiesor of getting back into politics himself. Nonetheless, the Connally protege has been very visible in the Texas Legislature lately, trying to fix a presidential primary date that would favor Connally. It’s hard to avoid the subject of Connally’s past, but the man himself is trying to make an asset out of the least auspicious aspect of it, his 1975 trial for bribery. He has proclaimed that he is the only presidential contender who has been “certified innocent” by a jury. But political columnist Jack Anderson, who spoke recently with most of the jurors, begs to differ. As he wrote in the Washington Post: “It would be safe to say that most of the jurors, who voted to acquit Connally, would not vote to put him in :the White House. ‘Our verdict meant not that we had found necessarily that John Connally was innocent but, rather, not guilty based on the case presented to us,’ explained foreman Dennis O’Toole.” But the fine points don’t bother our John, and, anyway, he’s more interested in the future. On next spring’s primary trail, he thinks the man to beat is Ronald Reagan. And if he can’t? Well, he wants to make his intentions perfectly clear: “I don’t want to be vice president. I’ll either be successful this year or this will be my `last hurrah.’ ” Promises, promises. What of the fall? JC figures if he wins the nomination, he’ll be up against Ted Kennedy, in which case, he says, the battle will be one pitting “charisma against charisma.” So much for the issues. Speaking of which, when the Observer reported that the Saturday Evening Post had gushingly endorsed Connally’s candidacy \(Obs., it was just a case of the Post’s editors being overwhelmed by the man’s charm. We didn’t know the half of it. Country Gentleman magazine, you see, jumped on the same bandwagon at the same time, and a few of the background details have now been supplied by Alan Crawford in a January issue of Inquiry magazine.. It seems that Beurt SerVaas, who owns Curtis Publishing Company, which owns both magazines, is not only a close personal friend of JC’s, but also “sees himself as the grey eminence behind Connally, the confidant who advises Connally on matters of international affairs.” According to a former Post editor quoted by Crawford, “Beurt would like to be made, if not secretary of state .. . then at least ambassador to the Court of St. James’s.” \(SerVaas hasn’t always been in the magazine biz. The money to buy into publishing came from family fortunes earned on sales of a cleanser another Connally/SEP connection: the John Connally Citizens Forum, a Houston-based political action committee dedicated to promoting its man’s candidacy, enjoys a “close working relationship” with Post editor Frederick Tuttle, who often conducts Citizens Forum business from the publishing company’s Indianapolis offices. What next? Well, SerVaas owns one more magazine, but seems to be at a loss to decide how its readership can best help the cause. Though the readers of Jack ‘n’ Jill are too young to vote, the editors might suggest that the kiddies hold their breath till they turn blue or Mommy and Daddy agree to vote for JC, whichever comes first.
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