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THE TEXAS OBSERVER \(3 The Texas Observer Publishing Co. 1971 Ronnie Dugger, Publisher A window to the South A journal of free voices Vol. LXIII, No. 25 Dec. 17, 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. 7.45P.V. _/ ***”…44.4.4440,–4010.00,…i 40,14010/0.40.1. The coming fortnight .. By Suzanne Shelton DECEMBER GRAB BAG ART OF AMERICAS Central and South American contemporary art in exhibit including works of Joaquin Torres-Garcia, Uruguayan artist, through Jan. 16; exhibition of excavations and restoration of San Pablo El Viejo Monastery, 16th to 18th century edifice in Mexico City, through Jan. 23; University of Texas Art Museum, Austin. CUERO ARTIST E. M. “Buck” Schiwetz uses watercolors, pastels, oils, mixed media in his portrayals of Texas historic landmarks, seascapes, architecture, encompassing a half-century of change in Texas; 74-year-old Cuero native has gained national recognition for his pencil works; through early January, Institute of Texan Cultures, San Antonio. CONTEMPORARY ART This gallery has no cowboys, Indians, or bluebonnets, but boasts a Christmas two-man show of abstracts and colorimpression paintings by Arkansas artist S. Bonner and Corpus Christi painter Magnus Toness, plus Jim Bones’ “Texas Earth Surfaces” photographs; through Christmas, ARX Galleries, 404 West 30th, Austin. DECEMBER 17 CINDERELLA She’s back, this time in toe shoes, as Austin Civic Ballet presents the full length “Cinderella” ballet with Ron Thornhill as the dashing Prince, Eileen Price as his elusive sweetheart; this Christmas concert is always sold-out, so get tickets early; 8 p.m., also 2:30 p.m. Dec. 18, Municipal Auditorium, Austin. GIRLIE GRAB “Play It Again, Sam” chronicles a Mr. Milquetoast’s ineffeCtual bids for female companionship; played again by Windmill Dinner Theatre, through Jan. 9, 1800 North Forest Park Blvd., Fort Worth. STUDENT DRAMA Original play by Trinity drama students, featuring San Antonio adult non-students, is titled “Ad Hoc \(A Musical Trinity University, San Antonio. DECEMBER 18 NUTCRACKER The Christmas standby, complete with soldiers and Sugar Plum Fairy, performed by Texas Civic Ballet; 3 p.m., Laurie Auditorium, San Antonio. DECEMBER 19 MESSIAH Another Christmas oldie, Handers “Messiah,” performed by Corpus’ Symphony Orchestra with 300 voice choir; free admission; 4 p.m., Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi. CONCERT Hope for a wintry Sunday afternoon to go hear this harpsichord concert featuring students of Dr. Larry Palmer from SMU; Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas. DECEMBER 20 BALLET Notice how the ballet companies bloom in December? The professional Houston Ballet Company joins Houston Symphony in concert; through Dec. 21, Jones Hall, Houston. DECEMBER 21 PEACE-PLAY Junior Theatre’s production of “Appleseed,” billed as a “play of peace,” will revive you for Christmas cheer; 3 p.m., WynnSeale Auditorium, Corpus Christi. DECEMBER 23 BUTLER DID IT Joe Orton’s satirical farce about sex, bureaucracy and blasphemy, “What the Butler Saw,” is advertised by Alley Theatre with this admonition: “If it were a movie, it would surely rate an X,” the play was found among Orton’s papers after his murder in 1967 and won off-Broadway Obie award; through Jan. 30, 8:30 p.m., Arena Stage, Alley Theatre, Houston. DECEMBER 25 XMASPlaying state-wide, complete with reindeer races, mistletoe mauls, gift grabs, and perhaps a massive peace demonstration; annual performance of “Christmas”; have a constructive one. DECEMBER 29 ROCK “Bloodrock,” the Texas group, brings a curdle to the Yule; in concert, 8 p.m., Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi. Dirge A-rooty toot toot twoSteppin’ comb & tissue Paper morning. NoonAfter on a hotdamn Kazoo. Hoo! Hoo! Night gonna Be dirty. Si Dunn Denton 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. 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