CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 02, 1978
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(Studio) Change in political races by Alabama Republican senate candidate Jim Martin reported Is noted that he was Republican nominee for seat held by retiring Democrat John Sparkman. Republican candidate for 2-yr. term left by death of Senator James Allen said to have withdrawn and state Republican party reported to have requested Martin run for that seat. Is stated that no new candidate for Sparkman seat has been named. Report is on crumbling Texas delegation in House
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Anson, Texas) Details about power and seniority amassed by Texas cong. delegation and losses it will suffer in January due to retirement of 8 Congmen. given. 4 of 8 with most years in House are George Mahon, of Lubbock, Bob Poage of Waco, Omar Burleson, of Anson and Olin Teague, of College Station. Tangible evidence of their terms listed: George A. Mahon Elem. School, George and Helen Mahon Public Library, both in Lubbock, and soon-to-be-named federal cthse. in Midland; Olin E. Teague Research Center at Texas A&M, built with grant from NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) when Teague was number 2 man on space committee , and soon-to-be-named vets hospital in Temple, because Teague was chairperson of Veterans Committee, and wing of library planned for Ennis; W.R. Poage Federal Building in Temple and other buildings named for him noted. Renaming of federal building and post office in Abilene for Omar Burleson and already-placed bust of Burleson at Jones Cnty. cthse. in Anson cited.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd