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Vol. LXIV, No. 9 May 12, 1972 Editorial and Business Offices: The Texas Observer, 600 W. 7th St., Austin, Texas 78701. Telephone 477-0746. ‘ Incorporating the State Observer and the East Texas Democrat, which in turn incorporated the Austin ForumAdvocate. The Texas Observer Publishing Co. Ronnie Dugger, Publisher A window to the South A journal of free voices THE TEXAS OBSERVER 7.4COWV Contributing Editors: Winston Bode, Bill Brammer, Gary Cartwright, 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 1972 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. EDITOR CO-EDITOR EDITOR AT LARGE REVIEW EDITOR Kaye Northcott Moll Ivins Ronnie Dugger Steve Barthelme The coming fortnight… By Suzanne Shelton MAY GRAB BAG JJ LITHOGRAPHS Jasper Johns, printmaker par excellence, presents a decade of his works from 1960-70 including “Target,” “Ale . Cans,” “Flags”; May 16 through June 25, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. BLACK ARTS Nineteen canvases and watercolors by Joe Overstreet in geometric shapes and vibrant colors, plus exhibition catalogue by poet David Henderson, author of “De Mayor of Harlem,” in showing sponsored by Houston’s Black Arts Center of Hope Development and the Menil Foundation; opens May 20, DeLuxe Theatre, Houston. LAGUNA GLORIA Nineteenth annual art fiesta produced by Women’s Art Guild of Laguna Gloria, always a three-ring delight with some good buys; May 20-21, Laguna Gloria museum grounds, Austin. PHOTO SHOW Jury Award Photographic Exhibit offers you a chance to gape at photos by amateurs around the state; opens May 17, Jewish Community Center, Houston. MAY 12 MEDIEVAL FAIR Music, food, arts & crafts, games, dancing, jousting, you-name-it, at Medieval Fair on museum grounds; through May 14, Witte Museum, San Antonio. SAME OLD TOWN Remember your senior class play? It’s back again: “Our Town,” Thornton Wilder’s look at small town life in New England, performed by Dallas Theater Center; through May 20, Kalita Humphreys Theater, Theater Center, Dallas. Illustration by Bob Gerardy MISER The 17th century comedy that never grows old, Moliere’s “The Miser,” performed by St. Ed’s drama students in their brand new theater; through May 14, 8:30 p.m., Mary Moody Northern Theater, Saint Edward’s University, Austin. DISNEY DELIGHTS Bet you’ve been waiting all spring for this: Disney on Parade, a stage spectacular with all the old faves: Beauty and Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah; through May 14, Coliseum, Houston. MAY 13 CONCERT Former Texas Tech student John Denver, composer and singer, shares his tunes; Jones Hall, Houston. MAY 14 STUDIO TOUR See the artists where they starve! Step over canvases and paints in the process of becoming Works of Art: Austin studios open for inspection in tour originating with Ney Museum; 2 to 6 p.m., reservations available, Ney Museum, Austin. STRING CONCERT Violinist Nancy Todd, in concert; Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas. MAY 16 HOT COMEDY “Last of the Red Hot Lovers” steams up the stage at circuit dinner theatre; through June 25, Country Dinner Playhouse, Austin. MAY 19 IMPOSSIBLE DREAM MACHINE “Man of La Mancha,” last of the flamboyant Broadway hits, fills Theatre Unlimited bill in Don MAY 21 SUNDAY CONCERT Spend a Sunday with soft music, featuring liana Bernstein on the recorder and Barbara Marquart, harpsichordist; Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas. MAY 26 A REAL DILLY Bet you never thought you’d see Phyllis Diller in concert does she just stand there and show her newly lifted face? Or crack jokes and mug? Rumor has it, she plays the piano; Jones Hall, Houston. They want to be beautilful. I want the truth. I pretend that they are beautiful. They pretend to tell me the truth. Anon. BUSINESS STAFF Sarah Boardman Joe Espinosa Jr. David Giffey Madeleine Leeds C. R. Olofson 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. 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