he appears to be and that Rostow “the hawk” was ao different. At best, the seminar was a benevolent dictatorship well laced with elements of “induced humiliation” \(Rostow’s own fundamental underpinnings of Rostow’s theory for the development of backward societiesamong the latter of which U.T. graduate students must surely be included. Fortunately, the university’s magnanimous policy of allowing students to drop courses well along in the term without academic penalty, saved this backward graduate student from suffering the benefits of both the aforementioned Rostowan concepts of progress and development. To paraphrase A. C. Greene \(albeit hired Rostow and who run the Texas machinery should rest most comfortably assured that he is not polluting the profitable consensus with foolish questions, only foolish answers. Paula A. Sornoff, graduate student, Department of Government, University of Texas, Austin, Tex. More Greene, Please As one who became an admirer of A. C. Greene while still trapped behind the armed barricades of the Grand Duchy of North Dallas, I heartily applaud his appearance in the pages of the Observer [April 25] . More, please. Hawkins H. Menefee, Jr., 1403 Norwalk, apt. 212, Austin, Tex. 78703. ‘In Tune with Times’ . . . If the gentleman in Dallas [Hunt] and the bishop in Rome have joined hands to send song and dance politicians to our 24 May 9, 1969 sister republics, I can only say they are in tune with the times. Our government and the great bulk of liberals have been doing the same thing. J.F.C. Moore, president, Center for Libertarian Studies, Box 2524, San Antonio, Tex. 78206. H LH’s Connections Mr. Pepper [Obs., April 11] may have stumbled onto an H. L. Hunt connection more remarkable than that he enjoys with the Vatican . . . Only that big travel agent in the sky could have placed Senator Kennedy in a San Francisco hotel room 15 minutes after his nomination in the Los Angeles Sports Arena. I hate to twit an Englishman about objectivity a more fair and just people there aren’t but I don’t think it’s sporting reporting to throw around descriptions like “distorted and dangerous mind” in what is essentially a news story, without some sort of justification and/or amplification. . . . Bill Bridges, Box 101, Malibu, Calif. 90265. Hunt’s Influence Doubted . . . I simply don’t believe that Mr. Hunt exercises much influence at all, and what whack he does have is certainly not very subtle. [Last fall] he declared that his major aim was to defeat Senator Fulbright in Arkansas, and “I am doing everything I can to bring about Fulbright’s defeat.” And Hunt did a great deal. But Fulbright trounced his well-financed Republican opponent. . . . For what it’s worth, Charles Bernard, Fulbright’s opponent, felt compelled to keep vigorously denying that he had any Hunt support \(despite some evidence to bright’s most serious opponent in the 1968 Democratic primary, insisted that all Hunt gave him was a stack of old Life Line transcripts. . . . Maybe I’m wrong, but I think it is because of our penchant for publicizing eccentric types that the Hunt reputation has been built, and the Europeans seem to be even more fascinated by this type of American character. Hoyt Purvis, 6410 33rd St., N.W., Washington, D.C. About Mrs. Jalet We were delighted to read your article about Mrs. Frances T. Freeman Jalet in the March 28 issue of the Observer, because Mrs. Jalet is both a friend and highly regarded by us as a member of the legal profession. However, we do not believe the whole story was given in your paper. The amazing thing about this controversy is that it ever happened. Legal Services Projects are required by their congressional mandate to represent the poor wherever they are found. There are certain restrictions about representing persons accused of crimes, but after a person is convicted and sentenced, legal services projects are permitted and free to aid them in any way needed. Therefore, instead of Mr. J. W. E. Taylor [the Dallas legal services director] insisting that Mrs. Jalet not represent prisoners, he should have encouraged her to do so. . . . Mr. Taylor ignored his predecessor’s statements, national 0E0 legal services directives and policies, and the congressional mandate by writing to Dr. Beto, director of Department of Corrections at Huntsville, and informing him that Mrs. Jalet was not to represent prisoners. Dr. Beto then refused to let Mrs. Jalet contact her clients. . . . Mrs. Jalet continued to attempt to contact her clients and on December 24,1968, Mr. Taylor informed Mrs. Jalet that she was discharged from the Dallas Legal Services for “insubordination.” After Mrs. Jalet filed suit against Mr. Taylor, Mr. Taylor wrote a letter to Dr. Beto of the Texas Prison System informing him that Mrs. Jalet was no longer on his staff and his previous letter regarding her contact with prisoners was no longer in effect. However, for reasons unknown to the writers of this letter, Dr. Beto continued to refuse Mrs. Jalet contact with her clients in prison. This situation leaves some question about the operation of the Legal Services Project in Dallas and about the policies of the prison system in this state. We recently learned that the attorney general of Texas has sent a letter to Dr. Beto directing him to cease denying Mrs. Jalet access to her clients. This is an overdue vindication for a very dedicated woman. Douglas Larson, attorney at law; Ed J. Polk, Dallas Legal Services Project, Dallas, Tex. Wish I’d Said That I wish Jim Byrd had arranged, in his God-like way, to have had Dave Hickey present when John Howard Griffin made a powerful “all whites are racists” type speech to the students at East Texas Stte University last fall. Afterwards, talking to Mr. Griffin, I asserted in my most tentative way that northeast Texas isn’t as bad as Mississippi; that at any rate we hadn’t had a Mississippi-style sheriff in Upshur County in forty or fifty years. Writer Griffin said that to make such a claim was merely to express one more white racist attitude. Oh. I’ve never felt more perfectly squelched. Until, that is, Hickey came along and said [Obs., March 28]: “If ‘all whites are racists’ is true, then there is no freedom. And true or not the language is being used coercively.” I wish I’d said that. Sarah Greene, the Gilmer Mirror, Gilmer, Tex. 75644.
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