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The Clarendon Press, November 8, Page 6 Texas' [and Clarendon's own] Jim Moore makes his 94-yard Jim punt return during Saturday's game against SMU. Moore's TO run was as easy as eating chocolate candy That 94-yard touchdown run that'Texas' (and Clarendon's) Jim Moore made Saturday afternoon in the Cotton Bowl was as easy as chocolate candy, says Jim. Moore, son of Dr. and Mrs. R. L. (Rip) Gilkey, plays end for the Texas Longhorns. Local residents will remember his fabulous broken field running qualities from his high school days at Clarendon .High. And for 3 years, he's been making those good runs for the Texas Longhorns. But back to that chocolate candy run. Texas was playing SMU Saturday in the Cotton Bowl, and was behind 14-7. SMU faced a fourth down situation, and was going to punt. Jim had just come from the dressing room, following the half. And Jim had just put a Baby Ruth candy bar in his mouth to eat. Coach Darell Royal called on Jim to get on the punt receiving team, and Jim, not knowing what to do with his candy bar, stuck it in the top of his helmet, and ran onto the field. The punt came right to Jim on the 6-yard-run, and he began to run, making cut after cut, following his blockers, and wondering how his candy bar was doing. Thq end result was a 94-yard touchdown which tied the score and allowed Texas to on to win the needed game. The candy bar? Well, it was a little mushy, but tasted all the better after 94-yard touchdown run. Hightower to be honored in events Senator Jack Hightower of environment and attract industry at the same time f ---- --- Two appreciation events honoring Vernon are scheduled this month in Plainview and Wichita Falls. Mayor John Stoneham of Plainview announced today that On the energy front, Hightower introduced the only piece of Governor Dolph Briscoe will attend a steak dinner for Hightower there on Thursday, November 15. U.S. Senator Lloyd Bentsen, Jr. will be a special guest, according to committee chairman Rhea Howard, at a reception for Hightower in Wichita Falls on Friday, November 30. Plainview's dinner will be the Hale County Agriculture Center, starting at 7 p.m. The Wichita Falls reception will be at Midwestern University's Clark Center from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Theatate's top Democrats are joining in the double-lmrreled tritg: a man who has served in the Tex Senate since I965. Hightower was elected President Pro Tern of the Senate in 1971 and served as Governor for a day in April that year. Representing 29 counties in District 30, he is one of five senators on the important Constitutional Convention Planning Committee and is also active in the interim as chairman of the West Texas Sub-Committee of the Citizens Advisory Committee on Water. As chairman of the Senate's Administration Committee during the 63rd Legislature, Hightower helped to cut more than $200,000 from expenses in the previous session. This was accompanied by staff reductions and computerization of the bill filing and recording procesS. Among his 24 bills passed, second highest in the Senate, was an air pollution control measure that will help clean up the Texas legislation that would have provided more oil during the next five to 10 years. Hightower served one term (1953-54) in the Texas House of Representatives before he was appointed and then re-elected twice as District Attorney of the 46th'Judicial District. He was president of the Texas District and County Attorneys Association and was named "Outstanding District Attorney of Texas" for 1959. Hightower was appointed by Governor Price Daniel to the Texas Law Enforcement Commission in 1957 and has served as vice president of the Texas Junior Bar Association. He was vice chairman of the Board of Regents of Midwestern University and is currently serving as a member of the Board of Trustees of Bayior University. A Navy veteran of World War II, Hightower earned his BA and LLB degrees from Baylor and received an honorary LLD degree from Howard Payne College. Long active in church and fraternal and civic organizations, Hightower was a member of the board of directors of the Baptist Standard and the Human Welfare Commission of the Baptist General Convention of Texas. He served last year as Grand Master of Masons in Texas. A native of Memphis where his mother still lives, Hightower is married to the former Colleen Ward of Tulia. They have three daughters: Ann, Amy and Alison. T"I%00OU00I ] As a disposal method, incinera- tion has many advantages. It can result in a reduction o/waste vol. ume o/ up to 8 to 1. Modern in- cineration can be virtually poilu- tion./ree and can serve as a power source. Also, large incinerators can be located in or close to large metropolitan areas, where space for landall is not available. Family ITEM: Each year Americans consume the equivalent of two billion dollars worth of snacks. ITEM: According to the most recent research findings, sixty percent of all teenage girls and 40 percent of all teenage boys have poor, unbalanced diets. ITEM: If the present migration trends continue, nearly half of the United States population will live in suburbs by the year 1985. ITEM: Chunky pretzel sticks make a good snack for young chil- dren. To make them, just alter- nate slices of hot dogs and cheese cubes on pretzel sticks. ITEM: The work week is ex- pected to shorten to four days by 1985 and to three days by the year 2000, ITEM: Two companies have co- operatively designed a collection of pantyhose specifically for black women. AUSTIN, TeL--Over 200 leaders of industry and representatives of professions met in in the capitol last week to review the new state laws governing campaign contributions, expenditures and lobbying. Secretary of State Mark White and Attorney General John Hill discussed the major legal changes brought about by the "reform" legislation of the last Texas legislature. "We re living in a period of legal transition," the Attorney General told the business and professional men and women. "My office has produced over 200 opinions so far this year--more than the total last year--and over 100 opinions are stacked up to be prepared. White outlined his recent "campaign contributions and expenditures directives" at the meeting sponsored by the Texas Society of Association Executives. Other speakers reviewed the details of the new lobby law and the sections of the penal code which affect campaigns and lobbying. "H.B. 2--the new lobby law--is unconstitutional," stated Frank Maloney, Austin attorney. "It violates both the first and fifth amendments to the constitution." He cited federal cases which supported his opinion on the new Texas lobby law, and other speakers pointed out that several AG opinions are needed in this state to clarify sections of the campaign expenditures law and lobby law. Political action committees for state businesses and associations are being formed as a result of the new laws. Labor unions must go the PAC route in Texas now also, because they are prohibited under the new law from contributiong to political campaigns. Speakers on the program indicated that the Sharpstown scandal and Watergate investigations are going to make office holders, candidates and those who work and contribute to campaigns very wary about future political activities in this state. "Until we get more information from the Secretary of State's office, and additional Attorney General's opinions, most representatives of business, professionals, labor and industry are going to be very cautious about participating in political campaigns and contributing to campaigns," one spokesman for the group said. "None of us wants to be the first 'test case' under these new laws," he concluded. Others observed that it was going to be harder to get good people to run for public office because of the tough new laws, and predicted the strict campaign laws would make it easier for incumbents to remain in present offices. Both Jack R. Martin, Houston, president of TSAE, and Gene N. Fondren, chairman of the TSAE Government Relations Committee, outlined the need for future briefings for state business and industry leaders on the new laws governing the mechanics of "Texas politics." Details of the lobby law were explained by Austin attorney Gaylor Armstrong. LEGISLATURE GETS REVISION--A proposed 13,5000-word rewrite of the 97-year-old Texas constition has now been handed the legislature for its consideration. A blue ribbon, 37-member revision commission presented the document to legislative leaders last week with an urgent request that it serve as a starting point in the 1974 constitutional convention starting January 8. It. Gay. Bill Hobby, House Speaker Price Daniel Jr. and Gay. Dolph Briscoe accepted the commission's redraft--which streamlined the much-amended 55,000-word 1876 constitution-in historic ceremonies. Hobby noted that delegates to the 1875 convention faced a "crisis of confidence" similar to that confronting lawmakers who will be 1974 revision delegates. "The people no longer trust government because so much corruption and villainy has been uncovered," said Hobby. "We must act to end this crisis, at least in so far as state government is concerned." Daniel said a vast majority of the 181 lawmakers already have agreed that the commission document should be used as a guide at the convention. He again predicted delegates can complete their work in 90 day. The convention, said Daniel, is "the best prepared ever to assemble in the history of our nation." Nobody claimed the new document is perfect. "It is not a purely 'pure' constitution of fundamental principles, but neither is it a purely 'political' constitution," Commission Chairman Robert W. Calvert said. "But we assert with the utmost confidence that, if the convention will use this document as a basis from which to work it will find far areas of agreement than of disagreement; and it will f'md that our work has minimized its labors." The convention's final work will go to voters or rejection. APPOINTMENTS-.Gov. Dolph Briscoe appointed Ben. McDonald, former mayor of Corpus Christi, executive director the Texas Department of Community Affairs. Briscoe appointed Judge Paul G. Peurifoy of Dallas presiding judge of the first administrative judicial Dallas. He named O.V. Mullins of Henderson to the board managers of the Texas State Railroad, succeeding E.M. Jr. of Jacksonville. Frank B. Farrell of Dallas and Edwin H. Balschke were selected for State Board of Registration for Engineers appointments. Lt. Gay. Bill Hobby picked as his emergency successors (in case of disability due to enemy attack) Steven Oaks and Dr. June Hyer of Houston and Don Rives of Named to the board of regents of Texas State Institute were Tom Patterson of Amarillo, O. Dale Irving and Lance Sears of Sweetwater. James R. Arnold of Dallas is director of the safety office. MARIJUANA CASE REVIEW ORDERED-The Board Pardons and Paroles has been called on by Governor review marijuana possession felony convictons under old law where less than four ounces of the substance was Although the Court of Criminal Appeals has struck portion of new state law providing for resentencing of convicted of felony possession, Briscoe said the le obviously intended that sentences of minor offenders lowered. New law effective last August lowered the first offense possession of small amounts of marijuana misdemeanor. About 800 are serving time in Texas prisons for offenses. Briscoe is particularly interested in granting to first-time offenders who had small amounts of their possession. GOVERNOR ANNOUNCES FOR Briscoe, addressing more than 9000 at record dinner in his honor, announced he will run for a four- next year. Estimates of income from tlie dinner ran in the range, less $100,000 expenses. The governor designated former Congressman Joe Austin attorney, as his 1974 campaign manager. Sponsors of the Briscoe dinner termed it one of the successful of its kind ever staged for a state candidate in TERMINAL DECISION POSTPONED--Texas Terminal Commission put off for a month a recommendation ' endorsement of an offshore mooring system for from supertankers to allow time for examining a Galveston officials to build an on-shore deepwater port. Galveston Wharves proposed a 60-mile, 100-foot-deep to accommodate deep draft vessels. TOTC agreed to November 27 action on two phases of its seven-part report legislature on feasibility and site location of a future terminal. SHORT SNORTS q Tyler Oilman Jack Warren announced his candidacy chairmanship of the State Republican party. The election Stac GaP Executive Committee, will be held November South Central Texas cotton farmers have been extension on cotton stalk destruction on a personal-need only. State agency heads received a briefing from top officials benefits of new zero-base budgeting. Sen. O.H. (Ike) Harris of Dallas will serve as governor ffl day December 1--the first Republican to hold the position" Linda Ruth Land of Houston and Judith Ann Prince are the first women graduates of the Texas Department Safety's Academy.