Page 17


Why, oh, why do I love Dallas … SAVE 20% Titles listed below, and all others stocked by the Texas Observer Bookstore, are offered to Observer subscribers at a 20% discount. No membership fee required; and, except for .a 25V charge if you want. to be billed, no additional charges for postage or handling. The amounts shown are the discounted prices, plus the 5% sales tax. $5 minimum total on mail orders, please. paperback GROW YOUR OWN: AN INTRODUCTION TO ORGANIC $ 1.47 SOLEDAD BROTHER: THE PRISON LETTERS OF GEORGE JACKSON $ 1.26 THE NEW COMMUNES: COMING TOGETHER IN AMERICA $ 1.64 THE CHICANOS: MEXICAN AMERICAN VOICES \(Ludwig & $ 1.64 THE ECOLOGICAL CITIZEN: GOOD EARTHKEEPING IN $ 1.05 $ 1.05 THE SOMETIME GOVERNMENTS: A CRITICAL STUDY OF THE 50 AMERICAN LEGISLATURES . $ 1.64 HOW TO TALK BACK TO YOUR $ .80 hardback THE SUNSHINE SOLDIERS: ARMY THE COMPLETE WALKER $ 6.68 POLEMICS AND PROPHECIES $ 8.40 YAZOO: INTEGRATION IN A DEEP $ 5.00 CONFESSIONS OF A WHITE $ 5.00 $ 5.84 LIVING THE GOOD LIFE $ 4.16 $ 5.84 FORTY ACRES: CESAR CHAVEZ & $ 5.84 ECONOMICS, PEACE & LAUGHTER $ 6.68 CHANGING SOURCES OF POWER: AMERICAN POLITICS IN THE $ 6.68 HOW TO TALK BACK TO YOUR $ 4.83 \(Non-Texas addressees exempt from THE TEXAS OBSERVER BOOKSTORE 600 W. 7, Austin, Texas 78701 I love Dallas in the Springtime: Held in Dallas Sept. 17, a Stop Busing Rally in honor of Fred Loyd Hayes! Fred Loyd Hayes is the guy from Tyler who blew up 36 school buses and is currently standing trial for blowing up the home of a Longview woman. Among the speakers at this festive occasion was J. B. Stoner, the attorney who defended Jimmy Dale Hutto \(Obs., I Love Dallas in the Fall: Robert Allen Jones, 30, and William Edward May, 21, were convicted of trespassing on Sept. 16 and fined $200 each. The trespass charges were lodged against the two after the manager of Goff’s Charcoal Hamburgers and Goff’s Ice Cream Parlor refused to serve them becuase, he said, they were troublemakers, longhairs and did not meet his standards. I Love Dallas in the Winter: On the other hand, a former Dallas law enforcement officer convicted of murdering a 20-year-old airline stewardess was not fined $200. He was given a suspended sentence. James Lander, a former federal narcotics agent who worked in Dallas was convicted on Sept. 16 of murder with malice in the shooting death of his ex-girlfriend Mary Mead. The jury in Criminal District Judge Jerome Chamberlain’s court gave Lander a 10-year probated sentence. When It Drizzles: The man who arrested Lander for the 1969 murder 8 The Texas Observer CLASSIFIED BOOKPLATES. Free catalog. Many beautiful designs. Special designing too. Address: BOOKPLATES, P. 0. Box 28-I, Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387. MARJORIE ANNE DELAFIELD TYPING SERVICE: Complete Typing Service and Editing. Binding, Mailing, Public Notary. Twenty years experience. Call 442-7008 or 442-0170, Austin. WE SELL THE BEST SOUND. Yamaha pianos, guitars; Moeck-Kung-Aulus recorders; harmonicas, kalimbas and other exotic instruments. Amster Music, 1624 Lavaca, Austin, 478-7331. CENTRAL TEXAS ACLU luncheon meeting. Spanish Village. 2nd Friday every month. From noon. All welcome. HOW INTELLIGENT ARE YOU? I.Q. Test will tell you! Self Scoring Test $1.00. SHRICO, P. 0. Box 7683, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15214. PEOPLE MUST BE HEARD! Tired of ineffective State Legislature? Voice your opinion. Write The Promises, Promises Party, S. U. Station, Box 207, Georgetown, Texas 78626. was his best friend Tom Barker, a Dallas County sheriff’s deputy. Barker appeared at Lander’s trial as a prosecution witness but wound up offering key testimony for the defense. He said that after he arrested Lander, Lander told him the shooting was accidental and that he had tried to commit suicide after it happened. I Love Dallas in the Summer: Barker’s testimony teed off Dallas Dist. Atty. Henry Wade, who prosecuted the Lander case. Wade said the testimony Barker gave at the trial was in conflict with his testimony before the county grand jury, in which, according to Wade, Barker said Lander never said a word after he was arrested. Wade sent a memo to his prosecutors saying that he would try no more cases in which Barker was a witness. The memo was given to the press and it read in part: “I do not feel he [Barker] is competent or believable as a witness and in fairness to accused persons on trial, do not feel they should be sent to jail or prison on his testimony.” Barker was suspended from the sheriff’s department on Sept. 20. When It Sizzles: And guess what other case suspended deputy sheriff Barker is a key witness in? The pase of Tomas Rodriguez \(Obs., March 12 and Wade’s action has caused considerable speculation among courthouse insiders in Dallas and their speculation is as follows: Wade does not want to try the Rodriguez case because it’s so feeble. Wade was letting law enforcement officers know that they’d better testify his way or stand in danger of losing their jobs. Wade is mad at the sheriff’s department anyway about a whole bunch of things including their clumsy handling of search for the killers of the three deputies, which was disgruntled by the sentence in the Lander case because, when you’re sending people to prison for decades for possession of marijuana, having a murderer with malice get a suspended sentence looks Disturbing I was talking with a teacher About the disturbing young. His words were grey and bristling, Spat bitterly off the tongue: “Too much time on their hands. I worked . . . earned every cent . .” So I looked at the fists he clenched; No, never his palms curved up Offering Time in a cup. MIRIAM C. MALOY Aptos, Calif