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8 The Texas Observer Capital Eye, the television program devoted to state government, is on the fund-raising trail, hoping to raise $15,000 pretty quick. The program’s director Winston Bode then plans to use the show’s newly acquired “public foundation” status \(tax exempt and all foundation grant trail. The current drive will feature “rap sessions” with the likes of Land Commissioner Bob Armstrong and UT Law School Dean Page Keeton, who is also the chairman of Capital Eye’s board evenings of jollification and good talk for a modest contribution. If you don’t like to rap and still like the program, the address is: Public Information Corporation, 1005 International Life Building, Austin, Texas, 79701. Yes, We Have No Mafia Here: The U.S. Senate’s permanent subcommittee on investigations \(rackets South Texas to look into our perenially non-existent syndicates. Most unfortunately, before William Gallinaro could testify about the results of his investigation, he was badly beaten in a San Antonio hotel room and the documents he had gathered were stolen. Assailants unknown. PACHA MAMA Imported gifts from South America alpaca ponchos, sweaters, shawls, muslin shirts and pants Monday-Saturday, 11 to 8 503 W 17th, Austin Personal Service Quality Insurance ALICE ANDERSON AGENCY INSURANCE & REAL ESTATE 808A E. 46th, Austin, Texas 465-6577 Mobile Home Moving And Service possuussmomnassumunnunsumnotenommemommoffeseeessmemoummitHmesmoseit whok facotis wca 4.49 /P 411 4,42.39410 smimm ntestosimmuttuusammui The National Labor Relations Board, now with a conservative majority, has overturned its 1968 decision concerning racial discrimination at a Lubbock cotton mill. Three years ago the NLRB unanimously ruled that Farmers’ Cooperative Compress was engaging in unfair labor practices. But the predominantly Nixonappointed Board last month overruled that opinion, and found that the mill had undertaken “an affirmative anti-discrimination policy” on behalf of its black and chicano employees. Howard Jenkins, the Board’s only black member, filed an angry dissenting report. He said that whites held all supervisory positions and 85% of the higher-paying jobs. Austin mayor Roy Butler is afraid that Municipal Judge Ronald Earle has defected to the counter-culture. Judge Earle, in a recent Dallas speech, said that it is incorrect to consider marijuana a narcotic. Later, he cited an Illinois Supreme Court ruling against laws which treated marijuana as a narcotic. Butler said that he thought it improper for a judge to criticize a state law. Earle answered that he was speaking medically, not legally. Oh, that’s okay, said Butler. To get a legal opinion, is there a doctor in the house? For all you lawnorder fans out there, George Wallace has named his dream cabinet. And who should appear as his choice for FBI Chief but Houston’s pro tector of the people, Herman Short. Good llllllllll 011111111111111111$ llllllllllllllllllllll 11 work, Herm. Rules reform The proposed rules reforms for the state Democratic Party have passed their first major hurdle: U.S. Rep. Don Fraser of Minnesota, chairman of the national party’s rules reform committee, has sent word that the draft submitted by the SDEC’s subcommittee is in compliance with national party guidelines. Carrin Patman, National Democratic Committeewoman, passed the good word along to Will Anderson, chairman of the subcommittee that drew up the proposals, and again urged him to hold a public hearing on the reforms in early January. Word is that Anderson is ready to hold such a hearing but that Roy Orr, the new SDEC chairman, is not too keen on the idea. I a I