action that was reminiscent of Sadler’s attack on Rep. Jake Johnson of San Antonio last summer, when the commissioner choked Johnson and made a threatening move towards a radio newsman, David Day of the Texas State Network \(Obs., Sadler the day after he attacked Scott denied he had attached the photographer. “I had the camera by the lens. . . . I just got ahold. I don’t know. The poor fellow tried to get his head between his knees and he hit the camera. But he had his nose in the wrong business,” Sadler told the Associated Press. He said reporters who said he had attacked Scott were “peckerwoods” who are perpetrating “lies.” The Houston Post reported that, the day after the attack on Scott, work on the booklet was discontinued. The Post quoted an unnamed Land Office source as saying that the booklets had been placed in storage for the time being. The spokesman would not elaborate. Sadler has denied allegations that the booklet is a piece of campaign literature to be distributed during his reelection campaign. He will face Rep. Bob Armstrong of Austin in the Democratic primary. It appears that the Republicans will not challenge Sadler in the November general elections. It has been heard that if any Republican were going to make a serious, full-scale campaign for the land commissioner’s job, it would be Albert Fay, the former national committeeman. But the word currently is that the state GOP, now mounting two major statewide races George Bush’s for Ralph Yarborough’s Senate seat and Paul Eggers’ gubernatorial race believes it best not to try to make a third major statewide effort, given the. Republicans’ comparatively limited campaign funds. REPRESENTATIVE Johnson, who still is decidedly bitter about Sadler’s attack on him last fall, telegraphed Gov. Preston Smith, calling for an “immediate and thorough investigation not only into this incident but all of the accounts of the General Land Office.” Smith says he doubts he has the authority to comply with the request, going on to add that investigating committees of the Legislature would be the proper bodies to look into the situation. The Austin American-Statesman said in an editorial entitled “Sadler Again Delivers 1-2 Punch” that the “attitude displayed by the land commissioner Thursday is not a case by itself, and follows the same pattern as the incident last summer with Representative Johnson; and since the land commissioner has allowed reporters only limited access to the public business under his jurisdiction, we recommend that the voters consider seriously the qualifications they expect in a public official of such stature as the land commissioner. “Attacking members of the Legislature and newspaper reporters who do not wilt before the no-talk, no-information rules is not in the best interest of state government, which is not, by any reasoning, the property of a single individual.” Two of Scott’s photos were printed on the front page of the American-Statesman. The first shows Castlebury interviewing Sadler, the commissioner waving his hand at the reporter as if to say “go away.” The second photo is captioned “Sadler Attacks The above photo was taken by photographer David Scott at the moment Land Commissioner Jerry Sadler shoved a camera into Scott’s face. . . . Sadler’s head is barely visible above the blurred image of his hand and thumb as he starts the attack on Scott.” G.O. Bishop College up for Blacklist Austin and Dallas Texas . is number one in more than college football. The state has more of its citizens living in poverty than any other state of the union, has nearly one-third \(89 provide no food distribution programs for the poor, and has by far more colleges maintained by the influential American Association of University . Professors. The AAUP list is comprised of schools whose administrations, in the association’s opinion, have not in particular instances observed the : principles of academic freedom and academic due process. It appears that Texas will extend its already imposing number-oneness with the AAUP by adding a fifth college, Bishop College at Dallas, to the association’s blacklist this April, when the organization will hold its annual convention at Los Angeles. Texas schools now listed are Texas A&M, Sam Houston State, Frank Phillips College, and Amarillo College. No other state has more than two schools on the list. The latest issue of the AAUP Bulletin contains a report about Bishop, where an English teacher was fired midway through a two-year contract. Publication of such a report by the AAUP almost always means that the school in question is to be blacklisted by the association. Bishop is a Baptist-affiliated, black school of some 1,300 students. It was relocated in Dallas during 1961, moved from Marshall and taken under the wing, to some extent, of several members of the oligarchy that still tuns Dallas. Fred M. Lange, executive vice president of the Dallas Community Chest Fund, and Carr P. Collins, Jr., a Dallas businessman, were instrumental in moving Bishop to Dallas. Both men are in good standing in the Dallas hierarchy. The aggrieved faculty member in the case is Dr. Gretchen Milne, who is white. She since has moved to San Francisco, where she is on the faculty of another college. Dr. Milne holds her doctoral degree from the University of Texas at Austin; her earlier degrees are from Reed College. She came to Dallas in 1964 and taught a year at SMU. During the summer of 1965 Dr. Milne participated in the civil rights demonstrations at Selma, Ala. According to the AAUP report, “She has stated that it was largely because of her experiences at Selma and her general interest in the Negro struggle for equality that she accepted the position at Bishop College.” In the fall of 1965 Dr. Milne became aware of what the AAUP calls “conditions” at Bishop and “began to involve herself in defense of students’ rights,” as the report says. AFTER becoming known in short order for her concern about such matters, the precipitating incident occurred, in November, 1966, when a popular housemother resigned in protest of what she regarded as a too-heavy workload. A number of . students wanted to do something about the resignation. Dr. Milne interested herself in the case and discussed it with Dr. Milton K. Curry, Jr., who since 1952 has been the Bishop president. During their converation Dr. Curry told Dr. Milne, according to the AAUP report, “If we have trouble over this, I will know who is behind it.” Later that same day, Nov. 17, a group of students secured a meeting room for that evening to discuss what could be done to keep the housemother at Bishop. They asked Dr. Milne to act as faculty sponsor for the meeting; she agreed and was present at the meeting, as were two other teachers. Those attending were instructed by Dean Charles L. Knight to disperse since the meeting was “unauthorized.” The students re-formed outside and a petition was begun, urging retention of the housemother. The next day Dean Knight asked Dr. Milne if she would refrain from her “disturbing activities” in the future. A few days later several students staged a “sing-in” in a dormitory; -several items were broken or destroyed. Dean Knight remarked afterwards that Dr. Milne had been behind the disturbance at the dorm, February 6, 1970 7
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