address city state zip O $27 enclosed for a one-year subscription 0 bill me for $27 307 W. 7th, Austin, TX 70701 A Journal of Free Voices THE TEX AS serve Pleas’e Subscribe my family. Nobody likes that sort of thing.” His father served in the Senate 10 years from Connecticut with dignity, he said. As for the carpetbagger issue, he’d been in Texas all his adult life and is a Texan by choice. Sam Rayburn, Sam Houston, Austin, Travis, Crockett, Bowie none of these were native Texans, he said. Yarborough does not object to Salinger or Robert Kennedy, so he guessed it “depends on whose bag is being carpeted. If you’re a left-wing carpetbagger who can’t vote in the state where he’s running,” it seems to be all right. \(Kennedy cannot vote for himself If elected, Bush concluded, “I will work my level best to give you sound, compassionate, sensible, responsible, conservative government.” There was hard applause, and he shook every right hand in the place “Sir, I’m George Bush, running for the U.S. Senate,” he says and took out with his campaign aides and a couple of reporters following along. NEXT STOP was the cattle auction at the stockyards. Bush sat a while watching the groups of cattle being stirred around the auction ring by a cowman popping a whip among them and listening to the auctioneer rattle his lips and call out the bids. \(“How can yuh set there?” the fat auctioneer cried out “sixteen’s” Then Bush was introduced to the hundred or so cowmen, all of whom were wearing rough clothes, western hats, boots, and he said very briefly: “I appreciate the opportunity of being here and just sayin’ hello to you gentlemen.” As senator, he said, at least he’d have the courage to “vote on the Hruska amendment to decrease beef imports.” \(Yarborough paired for the amendment; Bush objects to the fact he was not physically situations, Bush went on, is “less federal control. I am a conservative, I am proud of it. Government should look after those who can ‘t look after themselves,” but more should be left to “individual freedom and individual incentive.” Outside the auction hall, he posed for pictures in a pen with a rather large herd of cattle. Two tough-looking men who had business in the stockyards stood on each side of him. They walked around the pen, looking at the cattle, which at one point were startled by the photographer and stomped and rushed past the three men. Clowning an instant Bush threw a rattled glance to a spectator outside the pen. Climbing up and vaulting down from the fence, he said, “I hope you’ll record for posterity the look of confidence on my face as they charged me.” He encountered a Negro workman and shook his hand. “Is that right?” the Negro said. “I saw you on TV last night.” Bush said he hoped he’d vote for him. “Oh, we’ll fix it up, yeah,” the Negro man said. The humor of this response was not lost on Jim Allison, the newspaper executive who is part of Bush’s campaign troupe, and who repeated it with a laugh when the voter was out of range. Next on the agenda, in fact, was a midmorning confabulation booked as “Amigos for Bush” at Joe Garcia’s restaurant. Now this restaurant is an interesting place. Garcia must be a Shivers Republican, if one may adapt an old category to describe him. Around the walls of his restaurant one sees photographs of Allan Shivers, Burce Alger, Sam Rayburn, John Tower, Dwight Eisenhower, and the President of Mexico. FILE PHOTO George Bush As the appointed hour arrived it became painfully apparent to the dozen or so Anglos present that the only Latin-American there was the manager of Garcia’s, Joe Lancorte, who handed out pamphlets in Spanish entitled “George Bush, Candidato Para U.S. Senate.” Allison looked around and asked. “Where’re the Amigos?” A few days before this the Bush campaign had had a similar miscue, a meeting of Negroes for Bush with a fund-raising purpose. About 50 Negroes came, and 30 whites, Allison recalled; Bush wound up giving them $50 to help make up their financial losses on the affair. After a while this morning, one more LatinAmerican woman came in, apparently Lancorte’s wife, with two babes in arms, but otherwise the Amigos didn’t show. Bush did not seem depressed to the contrary, a gang of about 25 sporty young matrons, bedecked in Bush signs, congregated at Garcia’s Restaurant, there to board a Bush special bus for a tour of the county court-house and some shopping centers in suburban areas of the county. “Oh girls! Youall look great! You look terrific! All dolled up,” Bush told them. They were gaga about him in return, and the day’s campaigning took on a new aspect. It’s Bush’s custom to go forward to people he knows are probably against him. In Jacksonville, where the Daily Progress has endorsed Yarborough, Bush called on editor Barnes Broiles anyway and thanked him for running a letter he had written answering the editorial. Despite very chilly receptions at some of them, he has charged county courthouses. At this one, in Tarrant County, one conservative county commissioner, Bryon Henderson, rather conspicuously posed for cameras with Bush, and Bush went on a tour of the offices, shaking hands. It was “pretty fruitful,” he said. The Bush girls include a goodly number of matrons in their late twenties and thirties, with sorority ties and common college and social experiences. \(There was one among them, anyway, who was bitterly anticommunist and in the same breath antiJohnson and anti-Yarborough, a Birch type; something of an embarrassment to them, one people, doctors, insurance salesmen. This was the third bus tour of the . Fort Worth group to suburbs and small towns, handing out literature. Bush says there has been a lot of such activity for him out of the major cities, and it has enabled his campaign to hit many small towns it would not, otherwise. This afternoon, though, the girls didn’t find many voters in the shopping centers. . . -I complete personal and business insurance ALICE ANDERSON AGENCY 808-A East 46th P.O. Box 4666, Austin 78765 THE TEXAS OBSERVER 35
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