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The Legislative Origins of the Marshall Plan

The Legislative Origins of the Marshall Plan

Date: August 1949
Creator: Garcia, Antonio
Description: With a deep conviction that this study will be useful to those who would better understand contemporary foreign policy, "The Legislative Origins of the Marshall Plan" is written with the following purposes: (1) to discover the origin and motives of the Marshall plan, (2) to discover the effect of the world-wide tours made by Congressmen in 1947 upon the legislative processes in the Marshall plan, (3) to compare and evaluate the respective contributions of the two houses of Congress to the Marshall plan, (4) to ascertain whether the Marshall plan is an economic, political, or humanitarian instrument, and (5) to evaluate the domestic effects, both governmental and economic, and to project them into the future.
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Transmission into Legislation of Political Promises of Texas Governors from 1914 to 1943

Transmission into Legislation of Political Promises of Texas Governors from 1914 to 1943

Date: August 1948
Creator: Nunn, William H.
Description: The problem of this thesis is to determine the relationship of political promises made by the elected candidates for governor with their achievements in relation to these political promises. From such an evaluation, it is hoped to determine the value of different types of political promises, and thus be more able to judge properly candidates seeking the office of governor.
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Judicial Interpretation of School Law in Texas with Emphasis on School District and Municipal Relations

Judicial Interpretation of School Law in Texas with Emphasis on School District and Municipal Relations

Date: June 1947
Creator: Splawn, C. Wayne
Description: The problem is, to determine the correct interpretation of the Texas statutes which govern the relationships between the municipality and the school district.
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A Study of School Financing in Selected Districts of Wise County, 1846-1955

A Study of School Financing in Selected Districts of Wise County, 1846-1955

Date: August 1955
Creator: Watson, James Earl
Description: "This study is an effort to follow the development of the tax structure for public education in Wise County, Texas, and to point out the school tax changes which have taken place in this county during the period 1846-1955. Special emphasis is given to the changes during the last twenty years. The study is designed to present in a connected order the changes which have taken place in this area during this time, and to give the effects such changes may have had on the tax structure and the commmunity. Four schools, Decatur, Chico, Alvord, and Greenwood, have been chosen for this study. These schools represent a cross-section of all the schools of Wise County from the largest independent school to one of the few common schools now existing in the county." -- leaf 1.
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Budgetary Decision-Making in the Texas Legislature

Budgetary Decision-Making in the Texas Legislature

Date: June 1970
Creator: Butler, Daron K.
Description: The government of any state has the responsibility of providing for the health, safety, welfare, education, and protection of its citizens. To accomplish these goals, states have created elaborate and complex administrative organizations staffed by thousands of bureaucrats. The increased demands of the citizens of each state upon their state governments for better education, highways, and increased protection are reflected both in the expansion of the agencies created to provide these services and, in turn, in requests for funds in ever increasing amounts to expand the scope of the services. The ability of a state to fund each agency's request is definitely limited; no state is sufficiently wealthy to grant every request. Rather, a state must make some judgment in the distribution of its limited resources (money) among competing and demanding sources. This requires planning and is called budgeting, which one writer has defined as "one of the major processes by which the use of public resources is planned and controlled."
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Slums and Blight: A Case of Local Government Inaction Beaumont, Texas

Slums and Blight: A Case of Local Government Inaction Beaumont, Texas

Date: January 1970
Creator: Knight, Glynn James
Description: An attempt has been made in this study to analyze, examine, and investigate the efforts of the city of Beaumont, Texas, through its comprehensive plan and its planning process, to alleviate or combat the blighted areas of the city and to determine to what extent the comprehensive plan document has been implemented.
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State Party Organization in Texas: An Analysis of the Membership and Staff of the State Executive Committees

State Party Organization in Texas: An Analysis of the Membership and Staff of the State Executive Committees

Date: January 1970
Creator: Dunn, Charles DeWitt
Description: The purpose of this study is to analyze the state executive committees of the two major political parties in Texas and to present facts regarding the membership of the committees (the policy-makers) and the professional staff of the state party organization (the administrators of party policy).
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Characteristics of Texas' 1964 National Political Convention Delegations

Characteristics of Texas' 1964 National Political Convention Delegations

Date: January 1969
Creator: Cole, Richard L.
Description: "It is the purpose of this study is to examine these characteristics of the delegates from Texas to the 1964 Democratic and Republican national nominating conventions, as well as to compare and contrast their characteristics. It is a basic assumption of this study that the characteristics of national convention delegates are important in the determination of the character of the convention as an institution."-- leaf 2.
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Federalism's Expanding Dimensions: a Case Study of Decision-Making of the Dallas-Fort Worth Regional Airport

Federalism's Expanding Dimensions: a Case Study of Decision-Making of the Dallas-Fort Worth Regional Airport

Date: January 1969
Creator: Burlage, George Edward
Description: "This paper analyzes the decision making processes in the federal system through a case study, that of the Dallas-Fort Worth Regional Airport controversy, and reveals the role of the many governments and interest groups involved. ...In this study the background of conflict is reviewed, after which the CAB [Civil Aeronautics Board] decision, accomplishments and problems are discussed. The presentation will reflect the cooperative role of all governments in the federal system, plus pressure groups that contribute to decision-making in the federal system."-- leaves 2,13.
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A Study of the Justice of the Peace Court System with Emphasis on That of Dallas County, Texas

A Study of the Justice of the Peace Court System with Emphasis on That of Dallas County, Texas

Date: May 1968
Creator: Robinson, Walter S.
Description: This thesis seeks to examine in details the arguments centering around the American justice of the peace court system and evaluate the justices of the peace of Dallas County in the light of these argurents. A second purpose is to evaluate the positions of critics and defenders of the present justice system in the light of the needs of the litigants who come before te justice courts in Dallas County--or who would come before the replacement court advocated by the Texas State Bar Association. Finally, a sunmary analysis leads to recommendations for best serving the interests of these litigants. In the preparation of this study, wide use was made of both wrItten materials and personal interviews. The first three chapters are based largely on written materials, many of which are primary sources. The written source materials include reports, journal, articles, especially articles in legal periodicals, books, newspapers, court case reports and statutes. The latter chapters, the most significant part of the study, are based almost entirely on personal interviews and observations of the justice courts.
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Party Platforms as Sources of Public Policy in Texas, 1946-1963

Party Platforms as Sources of Public Policy in Texas, 1946-1963

Date: May 1969
Creator: Schmidt, Johnell L.
Description: "This study is being made to assess the actual importance of the platform in recent gubernatorial elections in Texas. Because an intensive analysis is undertaken, the scope of this thesis has been limited in two ways. First, it is confined to the years 1946-1963 spanning the Administrations of Governors Beauford Jester, Allan Shivers, and Price Daniel. Secondly, in an attempt to compare the executives with one another, platform promises related to education, health and welfare, highways, and taxation adopted at the Democratic State Convention have been included. The method utilized to determine fulfillment of a political promise has been to compare the Governor's recommendations to the Legislature with the resulting action. In particular, an attempt has been made to (1) describe the Democratic primary election, with special reference to the issues raised; (2) to discuss the Democratic State Convention with a listing of the planks mentioned above; and (3) to analyze proposals in the Governor's State of the State Messages and special messages and to compare them with the resulting legislative action." -- leaf 1.
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Legislative Trends in the Delegation of School Powers in Texas

Legislative Trends in the Delegation of School Powers in Texas

Date: August 1951
Creator: Light, Robert W.
Description: The delegation of powers by the Legislature in carrying out school laws has always been a function of that body. In 1929 Justice Walker, in the case of Richardson v. Liberty Independent School District, stated that all powers possessed by school districts have been delegated by the Legislature. The same is true in respect to the powers possessed by the State Board of Education and the county boards of education. All these divisions have been created by law and all their powers delegated by the Legislature.By this study the writer will try to show what trend the Legislature has taken in the delegation of powers concerning,schools. In this study the solution of the following questions will be sought: 1. Is there a tendency toward more delegation of power to the state level of administration? 2. Is there a tendency in the Legislature to give more power to county and local units in the school system? 3. Is the Legislature inclining toward exercising more power on its own initiative? By the study of laws passed by the Legislature delegating powers and retaining powers, these problems can be answered and a definite trend shown.
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Community Improvement and Code Enforcement in Fort Worth, Texas, 1961-1966

Community Improvement and Code Enforcement in Fort Worth, Texas, 1961-1966

Date: June 1967
Creator: Liverman, Ralph L.
Description: "The purpose of this study is to outline and analyze the efforts of the City of Fort Worth in the area of community improvement through code enforcement in the years 1961-1965. It is hoped that this study will enable those in the field of municipal government or other related fields to gain a better understanding of the need for community improvement through code enforcement and a better knowledge of methods to implement such a program."--leaf 1.
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The Community Junior College: A Study of the Dallas County Junior College

The Community Junior College: A Study of the Dallas County Junior College

Date: August 1966
Creator: Altick, Frank J.
Description: "The thesis is concerned with the intricacies and problems of community leadership in a metropolitan environment, and the work with a state governing agency that oversees all work done within its jurisdiction...The thesis consists of the history and function of the junior college movement in the United States, the history of Dallas County Junior College from the time it was just an idea up to March 15, 1966, and brief statement of the future course of this vast undertaking." -- leaf 1
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The Role of Governor Price Daniel as a Legislative Leader

The Role of Governor Price Daniel as a Legislative Leader

Date: August 1967
Creator: Green, James Ray
Description: List of tables -- Chapter I. Price Daniel: a biographical sketch -- Chapter II. Governor Daniel and the fifty-fifth Texas legislature -- Chapter III. Governor Daniel and the fifty-sixth Texas legislature -- Chapter IV. Governor Daniel and the fifty-seventh Texas legislature -- Chapter V. Techniques used by Governor Price Daniel in Exercising legislative leadership-- Bibliography.
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The Movement for Trinity River Development

The Movement for Trinity River Development

Date: August 1964
Creator: Davis, Edwin S.
Description: This thesis analyzes the movement for Trinity River improvement and describes the methods used to promote the project.
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Tom Clark: the Role of Government in the Protection of Individual Rights

Tom Clark: the Role of Government in the Protection of Individual Rights

Date: June 1965
Creator: Jones, William Richard
Description: Tom Clark has fulfilled a dual role in the development of the American legal system: He has served as a moderating influence, often arbitrating the differences between opposing factions on the Court; and, he has served as a figure of caution and restraint upon the members of the Court, developing a judicial philosophy which is deferential to other units of government.
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Civil Rights Legislation of the 1960s: The Support of Republican Congressional Leaders Helped Make Possible Its Passage

Civil Rights Legislation of the 1960s: The Support of Republican Congressional Leaders Helped Make Possible Its Passage

Date: June 1970
Creator: Howell, Joe Nolan
Description: The efforts of Republican congressional leaders to secure passage of civil rights measures during the 1960's will be emphasized in this thesis. Also, an effort will be made to present objectively the views of Republican congressional leaders toward civil rights measures and to show how they contributed, in the day-to-day legislative proceedings, to the passage of these measures.
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The Local Administration of the War on Poverty with the Maximum Feasible Participation of the Poor; its Problems and Prospects: Community Action Program

The Local Administration of the War on Poverty with the Maximum Feasible Participation of the Poor; its Problems and Prospects: Community Action Program

Date: May 1969
Creator: Garza, Lorenzo
Description: The present study examines the background of the Economic Opportunity Act in a local administrative structure. An extensive investigation is made of the Community Action Program of Laredo, Texas. The Community Action Program is a new approach which is still in the formative period and this receptive to constructive suggestions for change. Perhaps, it is hoped, this study will point the direction for such change, to the benefit of the long-run effectiveness of the poverty program as well as healthier interlocal relations.
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The Sino-Indian Border Confrontation of 1962

The Sino-Indian Border Confrontation of 1962

Date: January 1969
Creator: Wah, Wun Kin
Description: This thesis presents a brief history of the Sino-Indian relations, and describes the issues leading up to the border dispute between China and India in 1962.
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Comprehensive Health Planning

Comprehensive Health Planning

Date: January 1968
Creator: Hopkins, Robert M.
Description: The purpose of this study is to conduct an examination of the concept of comprehensive health planning the type of which is mandatory if society is ever to realize comprehensive health services for the multitude of people in that society.
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The City of Denton Computer Installation: A Study of Conversion in a Medium-Sized Municipality

The City of Denton Computer Installation: A Study of Conversion in a Medium-Sized Municipality

Date: August 1967
Creator: Joyce, John W.
Description: It will be the purpose of this thesis to describe and analyze the events and factors which shaped installation of the first electronic data processing system acquired by the City of Denton, Texas--a "medium-sized" municpal organization operating under the council-manager plan. Because the environment may have some degree of effect upon such an effort within the public sector, a certain amount of space will be given over to description of the community as a geographic location, as an aggregation of people engaged in varied activities, and, by implication, as a background for the operation of a municipal government.
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The Dallas-Fort Worth Regional Transportation Study: A Case Study in Intergovernmental Relations

The Dallas-Fort Worth Regional Transportation Study: A Case Study in Intergovernmental Relations

Date: June 1967
Creator: Kadri, Shoukat A.
Description: This thesis studies and explores the history of the highway system in the Dallas-Fort Worth region. Various laws enacted to establish an effective transportation system are discussed including the different government agencies affected and their relations.
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Perón of Argentina: Case Study in Political Charismatic Leadership

Perón of Argentina: Case Study in Political Charismatic Leadership

Date: August 1967
Creator: Brink, Carol Lynn Robinson
Description: The thesis here is that the Argentina of the 1940's provided a perfect matrix for the rise of a charismatic leader. Juan Perón did not emerge as an European-style fascist or the traditional Latin American dictator. Rather, he was called forth by his environment to exercise authority over his followers in a leader-mass, savior-disciple relationship. Perón's base environment was Argentine. Thus, Argentine patterns, values, and culture outlined the scope and methods of his rule. For this reason the total social and political behavior of the Argentine people will be studied and equated with the Perón phenomenon.
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