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U.S. Postal Service STATEMENT OF OWNERSHIP MANAGEMENT AND CIRCULATION \(Act of August 12, 1970; Section 3685, 1.Title of Publication: The Texas Observer 2.Date of Filing: Sep. 30, 1972 3.Frequency of Issue: Fortnightly 4.Not 5.Location of the Headquarters or General Business offices of the Publishers \(Not 6.Names and Addresses of Publisher, Editor, and Managing Editor: Publisher \(Name and none. 7.Owner \(If owned by a corporation its name and address must be stated and also immediately thereunder the names and addresses of stockholders owning or holding 1 percent or more of total amount of stock. If not owned by a corporation, the names and addresses of the individual owners must be given. If owned by a partnership or other Ronnie Dugger, 1017 W. 31, Austin, Texas 78705. 8.Known Bondholders, Mortgagees, and Other Security Holders Owning or Holding 1 Percent or More of Total Amount of Bonds, Mortgages or Other Securities \(If there are 9.For Optional Completion by Publishers Mailing at the Regular Rates \(Section who would have been entitled to mail matter under former section 4359 of this title shall mail such matter at the rates provided under this subsection unless he files annually with the Postal Service a written request for permission to mail matter at such rates.” In accordance with the provision of this statute, I hereby request permission to mail the publication named in Item 1 at the reduced postage rate presently authorized by 39 U.S.C. 3626. \(Signature Manager. 10.For Completion of Nonprofit Organizations Authorized to Mail at Special Rates 11.Extent and Nature of Circulation: Average Number Copies Each Issue During Preceding 12 Months Actual Number of Copies of Single Issue Published Nearest to Filing Date 14.780 15,800 B. Paid Circulation 1.Sales through dealers and carriers. street vendors and counter sales 1,322 1,517 2.Mail Subscriptions 10,429 12,464 C. Total paid circulation 11,751 13,981 D. Free distribution by mail carrier or other means 1.Samples, complimentary, and other free copies 997 277 2.Copies distributed to news agents, but not sold 1,505 1,341 14,253 15,599 F. Office use, left-over, unaccounted, spoiled after printing 527 201 G. Total \(Sum of E & Fshould equal 14,780 15,800 I certify that the statements made by me above are correct and complete. Signed: C. R. Olofson PS Form 3526 July 1971 name, is a grower himself and notoriously anti-union. He goes back a long way. According to Frank Mankiewicz, the novelist John Steinbeck modelled one of the characters in his book In Dubious Battle after this very same guy. \(“A communist is any man who wants 35 cents strike was enjoined, the UFW was forced to fall back on its old tactic, the boycott. The judge then enjoined the boycott. Then he had Cesar Chavez jailed for breaking the injunction. Chavez was hauled off shouting, “Boycott the hell out of them!” The California Supreme Court has since overruled Campbell on the boycott injunction, but the strike injunction remains in force. UFW hopes to get that injunction overruled too, but in the meantime, the only way they have to put pressure on the growers to negotiate is through the boycott. THEN WHO should show up in the middle of the lettuce boycott but every grape lover’s old friend, the Pentagon. You may recall that when the grape boycott got underway, the Pentagon’s grape consumption suddenly went from 400,000 lbs. a year to 4.5 million lbs. per year in ’69. On top of all their other problems, our boys in Nam were suddenly drowning in grapes and some folks figured our tax money was being spent on strikebreaking. Well, happy days are here again. Far be it from the Observer to rely on statistics provided by the UFW or some columnist like Tom Braden or Pete Hammill. We take you directly to Dale R. Babione, deputy executive director, Procurement and Production, Defense Supply Agency. In three pages of fabulous gobbledegook, he gets around to the case of the Bud Antle company, the chief struckee in the lettuce effort. “In 1969, 8.4 percent and in 1970, 14.1 percent of the Department of Defense lettuce purchases came from Bud Antle, Inc. In review, the increase in purchases from Bud Antle, Inc., in 1970 appears to be mainly attributable to fewer offers from competing firms.” Actually, in review, it was just a funny coincidence. In the Lone Star State, nobody was getting too worked up about the lettuce strike because Texas already has a law prohibiting secondary boycotts we’ve never been backward in anti-labor legislation. But then came a decision in June this year from a three-judge federal panel in Brownsville. One Allan Grant, head of the California Farm Bureau Federation and an executive board member of the American Farm Bureau Federation, once said of Chavez, “He’s supposed to be non-violent, but all kinds of violence takes place wherever he goes. Now, whether he does it or his fellow traveller-sympathizers do it, is a moot question.” The three-judge panel didn’t think the question was moot at all. There was plenty of violence when Chavez organizers came into the Rio Grande Valley in 1967 to strike La Casita farms and the court found that the violence came from Texas Rangers, Texas sheriffs, Texas deputies and other such fellow travellers. In fact, the court was somewhat hacked about the “official violence” and proceeded to declare five state statutues unconsitutional including the secondary boycott law. \(illedrano v. Allee, June, 1972, U.S. District Court, Texas Farm Bureaus and the Texas Manufacturing Association have retained lawyers to begin drawing up the standard Farm Bureau anti-union legislation in case the Brownsville decision is sustained. And why is TMA interested? Because farmers aren’t named Smith, Jones and Brown anymore. They’re named Tenneco, Purex, Dow, etc. The small farmers’ associations such as U.S. Famers Union, National Farmers Union, National Farmers Organization and even a few remaining Grange chapters, are supporting UFW. UP TO THIS point, we have been bringing you up to date on the plights and perils of the UFW. For those who need it, we’d like to offer a brief refresher course on why farmworkers need the UFW. Because farmworkers have a mortality rate 300 percent higher than the national average. Because their infant mortality rate is 125 percent higher than the national November 17, 1972 11