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THE TEXAS OBSERVER ‘The Texas Observer Publishing Co. 1971 Ronnie Dugger, Publisher A window to the South A journal of free voices Vol. LXIII, No. 19 Sept. 24, 1971 Incorporating the State Observer and the East Texas Democrat, which in turn incorporated the Austin ForumAdvocate. Editorial and Business Offices: The Texas Observer, 600 W. 7th St., Austin, Texas 78701. Telephone 477-0746. 74451P’17 The coming fortnight… By Suzanne Shelton SEPTEMBER GRAB BAG TRIBAL ART Forty nine tribal groupings are represented in “Tribal Arts of West Africa,” an exhibit of art objects such as spoons, ceremonial masks, and door latches; also selections from the B. Gerald Cantor Collection, including works by Dufy, Kandinsky, Rodin; through Oct. 10, Fort Worth Art Center Museum, Fort Worth. TEXANA “Texas Painting & Sculpture: 20th Century” presents 87 works by Texas artists; Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, Fort Worth. JUST DUCKY “The Art of the Decoy” is what they call it, and it includes “138 Carved Decoy Treasures,” meaning ducks and shore birds; also, if you can believe it, a special exhibition of “Shot Guns From the Golden Era of Duck Hunting, 1880-1971,” meaning, perhaps, that the era is ended; Witte Memorial Museum, 3801 Broadway, San Antonio. LITHOGRAPHS Bruce Conner, a San Francisco filmmaker-sculptor-printmaker, exhibits his lithographs, etchings, and drawings; through Sept., Contract Graphics, Houston. ISRAELI ART In cooperation with Lim Gallery of Tel Aviv, Jewish Community Center exhibits Israeli watercolors, etchings, oils, lithographs, and sculptures; through .Oct. 1, Jewish Community Center, Houston. SEPTEMBER 17 CHUCK BERRY Oh, Maybelline! The man’s still around, singing for the Cultural Entertainment Committee crowd; 8 p.m., Municipal Auditorium, Austin. SEPTEMBER 19 JANE FONDA This isn’t really “kulcha,” but I couldn’t resist; Jane Fonda appears at public Oleo Strut benefit; surely talking with Jane can be classified “entertainment”; 6 to 8:30 p.m., 2101 Woodmont, Austin. SEPTEMBER 20 ROMANTIC MUSIC One in the series of “SMU Romantic Music Festival,” harpsichordist Larry Palmer and violist Mitta Hybel perform with SMU Chamber Orchestra and Dallas Arts String Quartet; Caruth Auditorium, Dallas. SEPTEMBER 21 TENNESSEE TIME That old standby, Tennessee Williams, opens the Alley Theatre silver anniversary season with “Camino Real,” drama in which almost 50 characters inhabit hell-like border town, peopled by the likes of Don Quixote, Lord Byron, Kilroy, and Camille; Alley Theatre, Houston, Texas. SEPTEMBER 23 TEACHERS’ TURN Faculty members from School of Music tune up for fall recital; 8 p.m., Agnes Arnold Hall, University of Houston, Houston. SEPTEMBER 24 COMEDY “Slightly Married” \(sounds like a Guy Palmerton, performed by Little Theatre, Corpus Christi; also Sept. 25, 30; 5523 South Alameda, Corpus Christi. CONCERT “El Chicano” concert presents Mexican-American music; 8 p.m., University Center, University of Houston, Houston. SEPTEMBER 25 ARTSY CRAFTSY It’s fun every year, the Austin Arts and Crafts Show; go browse and buy; also Sept. 26, Oct. 2 and 3, Zilker Park, Austin. SEPTEMBER 26 DRAMA OF CRIME Jean Anouilh’s “The Rehearsal” deals with the idealism of perfect love which is destroyed by the forces of sophistication; a good one; through Sept. 29, Theatre Room, Drama Building, University of Texas, Austin. OPRY TIME The Grand Ole Opry visits Corpus Christi, brought by none other than the Corpus Christi Police Officers’ Association; 2 p.m., 5 and 8 p.m., Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi. FREEBIE University of Houston Symphony Orchestra presents free concert; 4 p.m., Houston Room, University Center, University of Houston, Houston. SEPTEMBER 27 MORE MUSIC SMU continues its romantic music festival with pianist Harris Crohn; Caruth Auditorium, SMU, Dallas. SEPTEMBER 28 ROCKEROO For rock fans only: Black Sabbath joins Edgar Winter and Black Trash in concert; 8 p.m., Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio. SEPTEMBER 29 MORE ROCKEROO This time it’s “Chicago,” the rock blues band; Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi. Paper napkins contribute to the volume of. needless American waste; So stop being a pig and add a touch of elegance to your dining table with cloth napkins. They’re even sold in Sta Press now. , EDITOR Kaye Northcott CO-EDITOR Molly Ivins EDITOR AT LARGE Ronnie Dugger Contributing Editors: Winston Bode? Bill Brammer, Gary Cartwright, Lee Clark, Sue Horn Estes, Joe Frantz, Larry Goodwyn, Harris Green, Bill Hamilton, Bill Helmer, Dave Hickey, Franklin Jones, Lyman Jones, Larry L. King, Georgia Earnest Klipple, Larry Lee, Al Melinger, Robert L. Montgomery, Willie Morris, Bill Porterfield, James Presley, Charles Ramsdell, Buck Ramsey, John Rogers, Mary Beth Rogers, Roger Shattuck, 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 Gaasch 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, 5% sales tax. Foreign, except APO/FPO, 500 additional per year. Airmail, bulk orders, and group rates on request. Microfilmed by Microfilming Corporation of America, 21 Harristown Road, Glen Rock, N.J. 07452. 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