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she said. “That art objects lead precarious and brief lives, and that no one much seems to care it makes good cocktail party chatter until it can be used politically. San Antonio is, after all, a pragmatic political town. All that culture talk and art along the Paseo del Rio serve as a nice tourist front for what’s really important. “While riotous long-hairs, militant blacks, browns and pacifists are supposedly busy about their business of obliterating selected hallowed civic property,” she continued bitterly, “the hallowed civic property keepers of San Anotnio are busy destroying it themselves. These incidents are not met with much apparent official concern for artists or lenders or donors, or needless to say, for any aesthetic value vanished; instead they are used, with polish and acumen, as political tools if at all possible.” M.I. Charles Williams’ Solar Disks: Wounded Joseph Konzal’s Argos II: Broken, being in action. remade locally. THE TEXAS OBSERVER The Texas Observer Publishing Co. 1970 Ronnie Dugger, Publisher A window to the South A journal of free voices Vol. LXII, No. 21 Oct. 16, 1970 Incorporating the State Observer and the East Texas Democrat, which in Wm incorporated the Austin ForumAdvocate. Editorial and Business Offices: The Texas Observer, 504 West 24th St., Austin, Texas 78705. Telephone 477-0746. 701610-‘147.-7 EDITOR Kaye Northcott CO-EDITOR Molly Ivins EDITORS AT LARGE Elroy Bode, Ronnie Dugger, Bill Hamilton Contributing Editors: Winston Bode, Bill Brammer, Gary Cartwright, Lee Clark, Joe Frantz, Larry Goodwyn, Harris Green, Bill Helmer, Dave Hickey, Franklin Jones, Lyman Jones, Larry L. King, Georgia Earnest Klipple, Larry Lee, Dave McNeely, Al Melinger, Robert L. Montgomery, Willie Morris, Bill Porterfield, James Presley, Charles Ramsdell, Buck Ramsey, John Rogers, Mary Beth Rogers, Roger Shattuck, Robert Sherrill, Edwin Shrake, Dan Strawn, John P. Sullivan, Tom Sutherland, Charles Alan Wright. We will serve no group or party but will hew hard to the truth as we find it and the right as we see it. We are dedicated to the whole truth, to human values above all interests, to the rights of man as the foundation of democracy; we will take orders from none but our own conscience, and never will we overlook or misrepresent the truth to serve the interests of the powerful or cater to the ignoble in the human spirit. The editor has exclusive control over the editorial policies and contents of the Observer. None of the other people who are associated with the enterprise shares this responsibility with her. Writers are responsible for their own work, but not for anything they have not themselves written, and in publishing them the editor does not necessarily imply that she agrees with them, because this is a journal of free voices. GENERAL MANAGER C. R. Olofson OFFICE MANAGER Irene Wilkinson EMERITUS BUSINESS MANAGER Sarah Payne The Observer is published by Texas Observer Publishing Co., biweekly from Austin, Texas. Entered as second-class matter April 26, 1937, at the Post Office at Austin, Texas, under the Act of March 3, 1879. Second class postage paid at Austin, Texas. Single copy, 25c. One year, $7.00; two years, $13.00; three years, $18.00; plus, for Texas addresses, 414% sales tax. Foreign, except APO/FPO, 50c additional per year. Airmail, bulk orders, and group rates on request. Change of Address: Please give old and new address, including zip codes, and allow two weeks. Form 3579 regarding undelivered copies: Send to Texas Observer, 504 W. 24th, Austin, Texas 78705.