A The Texas Observer offers a book-ordering service through which members will be entitled to purchase ANY hardbound book published in the U.S.* at a 20% discount. Books will be mailed postpaid. A 1-year membership is $5.00. If purchases during the 12 months do not result in a saving of at least $5.00 over the list price of the books, your membership will be extended, until you do realize such a saving. For readers who are not interested in participating in the discount plan the Observer will gladly accept, at the list price, orders for any hard-bound book published in the U.S.* Such orders also will be filled post-free. Many of the books which might be of particular interest to Observer readers are available at the Observer office. A partial list of books in stock appears below. Other books will be ordered by the Observer and you will receive them directly from the publisher. Some Suggested Titles List Price THE MAKING OF A COUNTER CULTURE Theodore Roszak $ 7.95 Mem. Price List Price $ ,1-$ 7.50. Mem. Price $6.36 A AND OTHER DIRTY STORIES Larry L. King $ 5.50 $4.40 4..50 .76 , THE JOHN HOWARD GRIFFIN READER $ 8.50 $6.80 O Nk”s4–‘ 004: , . .,..-…: ….t., .s s a 014k4V* :, .z .,.. HUNDRED YARD WARD $4.76 -., Gary Cartwright $ 5.95 7. 4’ s . -,.., r.. k :”: ‘ 4. ‘… V . \\ v..*:0 . . :, \\::.3. ‘ ,,……:. ,…..’k “‘k , ,,,,k’ ,..’`*,..4. .0*….0…..N%r ” ‘VAC, *s. , .0*. . ..; ‘ t: ..0’0 ;,,. . n s “” . , , \\ ‘ ., k ,:\\, f71 … ..r.,’:: %.:44. s ‘ As i-k. ‘611:;\\\\ 1V\\: -\\ :’,..:..\\-. ‘ A PERSONAL COUNTRY A. C. Greene $ 6.95 $5.56 TEXAS SKETCHBOOK: IMPRESSIONS OF PEOPLE AND PLACES Elroy Bode $ 5.00 $4.00 \\ \\ . . .. …………. . ,0`. \\’V,.. THE AGONY OF THE AMERICAN LEFT Christopher Lasch . . . . $ 4.95 $3.96 A gift-card announcement will acompany those books you designate; or, for orders received at the last minute, the announcement will be mailed separately to assure a timely arrival. Optional membership in the discount plan, at $5.00 for one year, entitles readers to order the above books or Aay hardbound book in print \(except text, discount applies to all book purchases made during the 12 months of membership. If possible please enclose payment, including, for Texas residents, the 4 14% sales tax, with your order. Books are sent postpaid. A 25c service charge is added only to those orders not accompanied by payment. CS’ 40 THE KENNEDY LEGACY Theodore Sorensen . . . . $ 6.95 $5.56 2:0 ROBERT KENNEDY: A MEMOIR Jack Newfield $ 6.95 $5.56 , 2 yet s THE SELLING OF THE PRESIDENT 1968 Joe McGinnis $ 5.95 $4 Moreno predicts that Telles can win “only if he says and does the right things” in the chicanc. community and Moreno thinks that is unlikely. Telles remains popular among older Mexican-Americans in El Paso who remember him as an honest mayor during the late fifties, and more vaguely as a Kennedy-appointed ambassador to Costa Rica for awhile. More recently he has been a bureaucrat for LBJ, serving as US representative to the US-Mexico Border Commission. His chances against White, the conservative-voting three-termer, appear closely tied to registration and turnout in Mexican-American boxes throughout the county. Woodrow Bean, the colorful ex-county judge and attorney in El Paso, is seriously ill after surgery for what was diagnosed as a stomach ulcer. `Truth in Octane’ Former Wichita Falls Cong. Frank Ikard, who lobbies for big oil in Washington, is leading the majors’ opposition to “truth in octane” proposals before the Federal Trade Commission. Representing the American Petroleum Institute at FTC hearings on gasoline marketing, 1kard claimed posting true octane ratings of gasoline on the pumps would “mislead” the consumer. Better, he contended, is for the buyer to try several brands and then decide for himself which best serves his needs. Wisconsin’s Sen. William Proxmire countered that octane is “the single most important criterion in the quality and price of gasoline.” He noted that the oil companies which pay Ikard’s salary exchange gasoline products among themselves solely on the basis of quantity and octane rating. What API really fears, pro-octane witnesses contended, is price competition which could result from the posting of octane ratings. Cory Quitting Cqnservative Democrats are losing one of their most effective legislative leaders, Rep. Dick Cory of Victoria, who is leaving the state house for monetary reasons. Cory said he can no longer live on the scant $4,800 yearly legislative salary. “There are only three ways a man can stay in the Legislature and spend the time the job needs be rich, have an angel, or be on the make,” Cory said. Cory is expected to make a short move from his desk on the House floor up to the third floor gallery as a lobbyist for the January 2, 1970 9
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