of mail, most of it critical of the swatting practices. No Dallas official has questioned the accuracy of the article, according to Jerry Footlick, Newsweek’s education editor. However, on May 31 the Dallas schools cancelled their subscriptions to Newsweek. The magazine went to 44 school libraries in the system. Mrs. Ruth Moore, library director for the Dallas schools, wrote Footlick: “We have lost our confidence in Newsweek as a reliable source of news.” Mrs. Moore also wrote, “School librarians in Dallas do not hold with censorship, but …” O.K., so make up another name for it. The Dallas County Educators Legislative Council, whose letterhead says it is “Working For Better Education For Texas Youth,” has decided it doesn’t want Sen. Birch Bayh to speak at the district ten convention of the Texas State Teachers Association afterall. In a letter to. the senator, Jack F. Gibson, Jr., president of the district ten TSTA, explained, “At a recent meeting of my executive board, several members expressed the sentiment that, because of your involvement in the criticism of the Dallas Police Department, they would prefer that I withdraw my invitation to you to be our speaker.” Bayh had asked the Justice Department to look into the police’s mistaken raid on the home of Tomas Rodriguez in which Rodriguez and his pregnant wife were seriously injured \(Obs., March 26 and The men the police actually were after for the murder of three deputy sheriffs were sentenced to death by a jury in Belton, Tex., June 29. The jury took 55 minutes to make its deliberation. Viet Vets The Vietnam Veterans Against the War have come to Texas. VVAW became nationally prominent through Dewy Canyon 111, A Limited Incursion into the Country of Congress, during the first week of antiwar protest in Washington D.C. in April. Recalling the words of Tom Paine of the “summer soldier” and the “sunshine patriot” who left their Revolutionary Army during the disastrous winter at Valley Forge, the Viet Vets see themselves as the winter soldiers of today. “We will not give up the struggle,” said the call to Dewey Canyon 111. “We will fight on continuing the effort to bring an immediate end to the war in Indochina, a revamping of veterans’ benefits and hospital care and a restructuring of priorities that will make this nation what our forefathers intended it to be.” The Texas VVAW was organized in May and now has 550 members in 80 cities and seven military bases. Approximately 100 of those in the organization are active duty GI’s. VVAW’s plans for Texas include extensive Winter Soldier Investigations describing war crimes which members have either committed or witnessed, mock search and destroy missions through populated areas in an attempt to bring the war home, an educational speaker/film tour featuring national VVAW figures and investigations of the VA hospitals, drug rehabilitation, Texas State Veteran’s regulations and benefits and special veteran’s problems. Anyone interested in joining or helping the VVAW should write to the regional coordinators Larry Waterhouse and Terry DuBose, P.O. Box 12986, Austin, Tex. 78711. UT anti-women? The Women’s Law Caucus has filed a complaint with the U.S. Labor Department against UT-Austin charging that the university practices sex discrimination in the hiring and employment of female employees. The complaint alleges a pattern of sex discrimination at all levels of the university community. Women’s salaries, the caucus says, average $2000 a year less than men’s within the same department and at the same rank. There are only two women department chairmen out of 53 major departments and almost no women in top administrative and policy-making positions. The complaint also accuses the university of discriminatory nepotism and maternity leave policies. The university, which receives approximately $25 million in federal contracts annually “may be subject to loss of these funds and suspension of further contract negotiations unless action is taken to end sex discrimination,” according to the suit. The University of Houston has followed UT Austin’s lead in providing students with legal assistance. But instead of actually allowing students to have a real lawyer, the U of H is providing “legal counsel.” According to a U of H news release, “The service will offer free assistance concerning job discrimination, wrongful eviction and other problems relating to student welfare. … The Legal Information Counsellor cannot represent the student in court, but he provides initial guidance and refers cases to the Houston Lawyer’s Referral Service.” Secretary of State Martin.Dies, Jr., granted a seven-month extension of the present Texas Student Publication Inc. charter less than a week before the 50-year charter was due to expire. This decision virtually insures that the battle for control of The Daily Texan will wind up in court. The charter amendment extending the life of the corporation from July 6 to February 6, 1972, was not approved by the U.T. regents. Former regents chairman Frank Erwin termed Dies’ charter extension a “blatant political move … an obvious play for the 18-year-old vote in Mr. Dies’ future political plans.” The Texas Civil Liberties Union is forming a chapter in the Rio Grande Valley. TCLU President Ralph Estes writes the Observer: “People are killed fairly regularly down there, while beatings, intimidation and other forms of brutalization are so common they aren’t even news. Other civil liberties problems in the Valley arise from UFWOC organizing efforts and the reaction, the Texas Rangers, the Border Patrol and voting irregularities. It is probable, in fact, that more civil liberties violations occur per capita in the Valley than anywhere else in Texas or possibly even in the whole country. This is why we’re organizing down there and this is why we’ll be putting in a special effort to build a strong ACLU presence there.” Fagan Dickson, the Austin lawyer who ran for Congress on a “Bring Lyndon Home” platform before Lyndon decided to come home, has been elected to the board of the prestigious Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions in Santa Barbara. SAVE YOUR PAPERS Capitol Paper and Stock Co., 309 E. 4th St., Austin, is now buying newsprint at thirty cents per hundred pounds. July 16, 1971 The Austin Times Box 3485 Austin, Texas 78704 Yes I want to receive The Austin Times each week in the mail! Name Address City Zip $6 for 24 mos.; $3.50 for 12 mos.; $2 for 6 mos.; $1 for 10 weeks #rilatz’ Since 1866 The Place in Austin GOOD FOOD GOOD BEER 1607 San Jacinto 477-4171
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