r … OM OM MI NM =I 1111INM IMI1== MN IM =I MN THE AUSTIN TIMES P. 0. Box 3485 Ausiin, Texas 78704 YES!, I want to receive THE AUSTIN TIMES ! PLEASE PRINT Name Address Zip Subscriptions are $5 Annually and may be paid in several ways: [ 1 Annually $5 [ 1 Semi-Annually $2.75 \( 1 Check Enclosed $ [ 1 Bill Me. [ 1 Quarterly $1.50 I Signature I MI NM WO =MINI UM MAIM= =MEM IMMINIIM Enclose As Many GIFT SUBSCRIPTIONS As You Wish Only $2.50 Each DO IT NOW ! I MAIL TODAY I 0011 WALTERS carried Johns6n’s banner during the meeting. Asked at a press conference what would happen if Wallace opts not to run again, Walters said the party “probably will die.” But it was evident he and others, including Logan, have different ideas. Walters on, two occasions touted Johnson, whose stock really needed no extra push with the Wallaceites, as being new “national leader material.” It is possible Walters may be viewing Johnson as a contender for national chairman of the party, when and if the party structure is so organized. A debate on that point had been expected at this meeting but did not materialize. Johnston seized on the occasion to make some personal observations about the Nixon administration. If that administration does as the nation’s conservatives want, he said, there may be no need of a third-party movement in 1972. But Johnson clearly thinks this possibility slim, and he and several others blasted the new national administration for taking off down the “same road of socialism” the Democrats followed earlier. Wallace was wise in keeping his distance from the AWV convention. He kept himself from becoming involved directly and openly in the party’s internal conflicts, which would have been unavoidable under the circumstances that prevailed in Dallas. Whether his personal appearance could have solved things or simply postponed them again to another time and another place is in doubt. But one thing is clear as a result of this convention: It shows pointedly why Wallace did not dare risk having a national convention of his AIP in 1968. The debacle would have been worse than Chicago. In the Matter of Mrs. Jalet Austin and Huntsville A federally-funded lawyer whose work it is to extend legal services to the poor has been barred from visiting three inmates incarcerated at the Ellis maximum security unit of the Texas prison system. The attorney has filed state and federal lawsuits in this matter. Mrs. Frances T. Freeman Jalet, presently of Houston, is a Reginald Heber Smith community lawyer under a program sponsored by the U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity and the Pennsylvania and Michigan University law schools. In her court actions seeking admission to the Ellis unit as an attorney, she states that she has been admitted to practice law in Texas, as well as New York and Connecticut. According to documents appended to Mrs. Jalet’s petition seeking to have her right affirmed to visit the three inmates she identifies as her clients in the Ellis unit, she was removed from the visiting and correspondence list of all inmates at the Ellis unit on Oct. 17, 1968, by order of Dr. 12 March 28, 1969 George Beto, director of the Texas Department of Corrections. Beto cited as his reason for this order a ruling by J. W. E. Taylor, the director of the Dallas Legal Services Project, to which Mrs. Jalet was attached as a staff attorney, that such attorneys for that project “must not become involved in criminal matters either in the capacity of staff attorney or as an individual.” This policy, Taylor ruled, “applies to any involvement in attacking the policies of the Texas and federal penal systems.” Mrs. Jalet on Oct. 26, 1968, made formal demand of Beto that she be allowed to visit inmates Fred Arispe Cruz, Bobby Brown, and Ronald Novak, or any other prisoners under Beto’s jurisdiction, in her capacity as a member of the State Bar of Texas and an officer of the state and federal courts. Beto stood his ground, writing her that he had “simple implemented the memorandum or directive of your employer.” Mrs. Jalet’s action in 162nd Dallas district court was filed against Taylor and Beto. She is now attached to the legal aid clinic of Texas Southern University in Houston as a Smith Fellow. In Dallas, Judge Dee Brown Walker denied her a temporary restraining order on grounds that she had not obtained permission to sue the state. She has appealed this ruling. She is also party to a civil action in federal court in Houston seeking relief and damages in excess of $10,000. This complaint specifies Mrs. Jalet and the three named inmates as plaintiffs and Beto and C. L. McAdams, warden of the Ellis Unit, as defendants, individually and in their official capacities. The federal suit is based on the contention that Mrs. Jalet is being deprived of her right to practice her profession and her clients are being deprived of their rights, to legal counsel of their own choosing and to continuous communication and association with such counsel. This, according to the suit, denies the plaintiffs due process of law and equal protection of the law. The petition in federal court contends that McAdams and Beto have refused to give the three inmates letters written to them by Mrs. Jalet and to mail letters they have written to her; have discouraged the inmates from writing her and told them they are prohibited from communicating with her; and have told Mrs. Jalet she is not allowed to communicate with the three inmates and have refused her visiting rights at the Ellis unit. One of the inmates, Brown, represents in the suit that he is being prevented from filing a suit alleging he is being denied his right to freedom of religion by the prison system; another, Cruz, would show that he is being prevented from filing a suit contending that he is being subjected to cruel and unusual punishments; and the third, Novak, would show that he his a suit presently pending that is being hindered by the circumstances as alleged. In his office at Huntsville, Dr. Beto freely discussed Mrs. Jalet’s lawsuits, but asked that he not be quoted. The lawyer who filed both the state and the federal lawsuits in the matter of Mrs. Jalet is Frank P. Hernandez of Dallas. R.D.