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ofit t ro Special. oa Ghnstmas gates $7.30 for the first gift $6.20 for a second gift $5.10 for a third gift $4.00 for each additional gift O greeting card announcement of your gift will be sent to arrive before Christmas; or, if you prefer, it can be sent to you, for you to sign and deliver or remail. New gift subscriptions will begin with the issue Your own subscription may be renewed at these same rates. A 00000 b 0 000 4 0 0 published the last week of December, unless you specify otherwise. 0000 0 We hope you will agree that an Observer subscription can be a means 0 of entering into the spirit of the holiday season while at the same o0 00 time doing something real about gift-giving. .0 e \(Subscriptions sent to persons residing out of state are exempt from the 4’h% 0 0 0 Send Gift Subscriptions to: 6 0 0 0.0 o zip 0 00 Do 0 o 00 Po 0 street 00 city state zip 0# Sign gift card from 0 _it cP street oo city state zip o e S’ Sign gift card from o o oo yes 0 0 Your name Shall we enter or no 0 extend your own Street subscription? City, State Zip Check enclosed .00 To be billed in January O 1 i t \\ 11 000 do 00, og a Li DO 000 0 0 00 0 street city state Sign gift card from 0 0 o 0 0 00 0 0 0 00 oul 00 0 0 BOO 9 0 000g O 0 00 0 0 0 00 6146 oe e 0 e 60 e iv 0 00 v O would suspect judges of being mere mortals who button their pants like the rest of us, I would like to have the floor long enough to say, Not only are they mortals, they are common politicians. The president of the American Institute of Baking, whose name is Dr. William B. Bradley, has written Dr. Roger Williams, the UT biochemist, objecting to his experiments showing that rats die on a diet of “enriched bread.” “The weanling rat under laboratory. conditions expends little energy [and] therefore requires few calories and, as a result, needs a diet much more concentrated in nutrients than is required by the human being,” Dr. Bradley wrote Dr. Williams. At the end of his letter, Dr. Bradley noted: “cc: The Press and Others.” Dr. Williams replied to Dr. Bradley, in part: “I do not think you really believe that people would be harmed if the bread available to them was able to support the life of rats.” At the end of his letter, Dr. Williams noted: “cc: The Press and Others.” The oil companies, as everyone who drives a car knows, have raised gasoline prices by increasing the price of oil 25 cents per barrel. Well!what a chance for friends of the consumers in Texas politics to take out after the oil companies! Accordingly, Lt. Gov. Ben Barnes wrote Nixon’s Office of Emergency Preparedness in Washington that the price increases “are justified in every respect” in fact, that “Subsequent increases of 25 cents per barrel and more are not only needed but should be encouraged. . . .” Sen. John Tower, the Texas Republican \(taking his cue, no doubt, from his prospective presidential commission that the 25-cents-a-barrel increase is insufficient and the oil industry should get more. Maybe we should have a deep-water port off Corpus Christi if we can get some of that Libyan crude cheap. Would Occidental fix up a proposal to let Texas consumers have it cut-rate? After all, who ever heard of Humble Oil? A lot of folks will be improvising this Christmas, so I tell you what. If Occidental will give us cheap Libyan gasoline, we’ll give them Mustang Island. Then Preston Smith can give us Ben Barnes and John Tower, and in just about even exchange we can give him Pearce Johnson. And a Merry Christmas, one and all. R.D. December 25, 1970 23 MEETINGS THE THURSDAY CLUB of Dallas meets each Downtown YMCA, 605 No. Ervay St., Dallas. Good discussion. You’re welcome. Informal, no dues. CENTRAL TEXAS ACLU luncheon meeting. Spanish Village. 2nd Friday every month. From noon. All welcome. 504 WEST 24 AUSTIN, TEXAS 78705 THE TEXAS OBSERVER