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Although all of .the firing hasn’t ceased, it seems that the aggressive newspaper will continue reasonably close to its status quo ante bellum, with student control over editorial content and only light censorship. 14 The Texas Observer Ibe part of the POLLUTION SOLUTION1 Shaklee Products ECONOMICAL! ORGANIC! BIODEGRADABLE! EFFECTIVE! SAFE! Home & Industrial Cleaners, Food Supplements, Beauty Aids, Men’s Toiletries, Baby Products Lewis Rosenthal Distributor 1609 Watchill Road Austin, Texas 78703 474-4447 Virtually every ploy utilized by Chancellor Charles LeMaistre to rationalize a shakeup in the Texan operating procedure ba ckfired. Former Texan editors, polled for comment about a propOsal for more journalism faculty “input,” concluded that the journalism faculty wan’t up to the job. The appointment of a committee of newspapermen, including some small-town produced little but strong sentiment for keeping the Texan independent and free of control. It was the state newspapermen who finally forced LeMaistre & Co. to abandon a plan that would have replaced student election of the Texan editor with an appointment process. Regent Jenkins Garrett of Fort Worth insisted that “the regents won’t buy an elected editor,” but the newspapermen hooked into a statewide telephone conference call with LeMaistre June 3, and compelled him to retain the student election. On June 4, the regents trotted out LeMaistre’s final recommendation and issued an ultimatum: the Texas Student Publications board must either approve it en toto or the Texan would be thrown off campus and a new, tightly-controlled student newspaper formed. In the excitement, regent Garrett forgot the official line that the new charter was needed to improve UT journalism education: “Let’s get rid of the smokescreen,” Garrett exclaimed, “This provision is to determine whether we as regents are going to take a measure of control over that publication.” On the following day, the TSP board ignored the ultimatum and twice amended the obligatory charter. It excised a provision that allowed the UT-Austin president to appoint the entire interim TSP board of directors, and it struck out a provision that dissolved the corporation if a court determined any part of the charter to be illegal. In the event of dissolution, all $600,000 in TSP assets revert to the regents, so the effect was to abort any possible legal challenge to the regents’ administration of the charter. For the students, it was a return to Catch-22: if you lose, you lose. If you win, then you lose. It now seems that success, in \(at least The Daily Texan freedom can be attributed to three factors: the Bauer House, editorial aid from the state press and competant legal advice. By’ claiming first publication on the regents’ fiasco in erecting a $1 million chancellor’s residence, the paper could dramatize a likely motive for regental retribution and censorship. The Texan’s loud cries for help CLEO Austin Additional bitter fruit of the UT Regents’ policies came to light last week when it was learned that absolutely no blacks will be among the 500-member entering class at the nation’s second largest UT law school was anxious to admit several candidates, but the Regents in 1970 abolished the school’s use of a special program to assist disadvantaged minority group students; as a result, no black student met the tighter entrance requirements. The episode caused observers to recall the university’s dismal days of the late 1940s, when the law school and other UT components were not admitting blacks under any circumstances, even though the national judicial trend toward integration was under full steam. In 1949, a black U.S. Army veteran named Herman Sweatt, who had been admitted to the. University of Michigan law school and others, was nonetheless thumbed down by the UT admission process. Instead of turning away the obviously-qualified Sweatt entirely, however, the UT regents took over the basement of a state-owned building near the Capitol, threw a few law books into it and announced the opening of a new, separate-but-equal law school for blacks, with Sweatt as the only student. This was to have been a makeshift solution until an all-black law school \(Texas Southern in handle the pesky problem. In a landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered Sweatt admitted to the University of Texas, noting that a segregated law school could not possibly provide equal educational opportunities. were heeded by several newspapers, including the Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle, San Antonio Express, plus the Texas Senate. The legal aid came from UT students’ attorney Jim Boyle, law student Tommy Jacks and several Austin attorneys, including Tom Gee and Joe Latting. The attorneys assured the students, who are accustomed to dutifully swallowing every bitter pill handed them by the regents, that they had significant legal grounds on which to fight this one. Several observers are still betting that a lawsuit will be necessary to settle this latest Regents vs. Texan battle. Negotiations between individual regents and TSP board members, aimed at ironing out differences and avoiding the suit, were scheduled for the week of June 7.
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