The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 70, July 1966 - April, 1967 Page: 325
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seeks to serve. He is capable and qualified to fill the office and is
deserving of the trust he asks you to bestow. He also is my friend
and should you elect him your confidence would not be misplaced.
"As for myself, I am an "Arkansas Hill Billy," born and raised
in the Ozark mountains. Out ran the dogs on Sunday morning
to keep from having my face washed-did my sparking barefooted
-never saw a train until I was 15 and was almost grown before I
learned that Republicans walked on their hind feet like people.
"Have farmed with a bull-tongue plow-taught school-practiced
law-and am a first class mechanic, having worked a right smart
around a molasses mill. Came to Texas two years ago and married
the finest girl in Throckmorton county. I want the office because
I think I can make a living out of it and will promise, if elected,
to try and make thieves and bootleggers think hell ain't 40 feet from
the court house.
"So, I expect to spend the time between now and the election,
kissing babies, complimenting the ladies' cooking and bragging
on the Old Man's crop.
"Your vote and influence will be appreciated.
J. Weldon Watson, retiring executive director of the Texas
Parks and Wildlife Department, sent the Association a copy
of the massive Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation
Plan. The plan, compiled by the department in 1965 and ap-
proved by the Bureau of Outdoor Recreation of the United
States Department of Interior in January, 1966, is divided
into five volumes: I-The Plan in Brief-Description of the State,
II-Texas Outdoor Recreation Supply Resources, III-Texas
Outdoor Recreation Demand, IV-Texas Outdoor Recreation
Supply Needs and Action Required to Meet Needs, and V-
Texas Outdoor Recreation Resource-Based Areas and Details
of the Plan.
The Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum has become the re-
cipient of a collection of 681 paintings by Frank Reaugh, valued
at more than $250,000. This is now the largest single collection
of the works by this primitive Southwest artist, who once said,
"It is the beauty of the great Southwest as God has made it
that I love to paint." The University of Texas has 1oo Reaugh
paintings, donated by the artist before his death.
Frank X. Tolbert, who roams the Texas world for the Dallas
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