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panel during the selection process. They had, in addition, Schulman’s system for weighting age, race, sex factors, they had three psychologists in the courtroom to help them evaluate responses and even someone who had studied body language. At one point the defense was about to accept a 19-year-old female college junior, when one of the volunteers raced in with the news that someone who knew the girl had been located and that the girl was known to be hostile to demonstrators and protestors. Defense struck her. They wound up with a jury of seven women and five men, eight people under 30 and three blacks. “We thought the jury was good,” said Cunningham, “but if we’d known how good it was, we would have gotten a lot more sleep during those five weeks.” The critical decision not to present a defense case was made by a vote of the defense collective the defendants, lawyers and legal workers. The vote was 10 to 7. The jury took four hours to bring in an acquittal. After it was all over, the defense had, quite naturally, one helluva party, attended by six of the jurors. Cunningham estimates that the defense cost $120,000, which is rather low, as these cases go. They may have enough in contributions to cover costs. One wonders how much the case cost the government. My money. Your money. Spent to pay for psycho agents provacateur, burglars, four-legged wiretappers, Justice Department liars, sleazy informers, one rabbit and a pig. The rabbit and the pig \(a Hormet miniature Forces Institute of Pathology. The government, you will recall, had accused the Gainesville Eight of planning to use slingshots in Miami. The government wanted to prove that those slingshots could really hurt a body. So, using various missiles, they fired away at the rabbit and the pig. They ruptured the stomach wall of a shaved rabbit and penetrated its body. They only bruised the pig. M.I. Bentsen becoming a Democrat supporting the President less and opposing him more this year, according to a recent study by Congressional Quarterly. In 1972 Bentsen voted with the President 57 percent of the time and voted against him 35 percent. This year on 121 Nixon-issue roll calls he backed up the administration 39 percent and opposed is still batting a good Nixon average: down to 69 percent support from a high of 72 percent last year. Top Nixon opponents among Texas congressmen’ and women are Henry Gonzalez of San Antonio \(74 percent 72 70 60 pro-Nixon congressmen from Texas are Republican Jim Collins from Dallas \(78 Burleson of Anson and George Mahon of U.S. Rep. Henry B. Gonzalez was slated to deliver an address entitled “Current Controversy: Legislative versus Executive Branches of Government” at the University of Colorado’s Boulder campus Aug. 8, but he never said a word. A group of rowdy chicanos, most of them affiliated with the campus United Mexican American Students organization, occupied the platform. They kicked, booed and spat upon Henry B., and he left without speaking. UC President Frederick Thieme \(himself the object of a recent no-confidence vote education was to free people from the need to communicate by means of “Neanderthal grunts and chants like ‘Chicano Power!’ ” Gonzalez himself said the demonstration was “imported from Denver” and that he had one demonstrator picked out to “take Political Intelligence with him” if things got serious. “They hate me, and the feeling is mutual,” he said of “so-called chicanos.” Harold Scarlett, the Houston Post’s crackerjack environmental writer, broke a story Aug. 31 with a tad more sex appeal that most he turns up on his beat: the p.r. man for the Texas Air Control Board was charged with attempting to blackmail the regional administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, the Air Board chairman and an Austin banker. William R. Barron, the alleged extortionist, was nabbed by postal authorities who were lurking in the bushes, at Hippie Hollow, no less, the notorious skinny dipping area on Lake Travis, west of Austin. EPA Regional Director Arthur Busch and Air Board Chairman Herbert C. McKee tipped authorities that they both had received letters demanding $50,000 in exchange for silence concerning what the letter writer called official misconduct. Busch was accused of using EPA grants to McKee’s Southwest Research Institute to pressure McKee into “influencing air board members in EPA’s favor.” And the EPA was accused of using “suspect consulting firms” in drawing up its recent controversial auto emissions plan. Barron was placed under arrest after he picked up a plastic bag that was lying under a cedar tree. “I was just dumping some trash in a litter can and saw something under a bush and went over to see what it was,” he explained later. “Then they came out of the brush like gang busters. I feel like I just walked into something.” Red menaces Holy hammer and sickle. The Cold War really must be over. There’s a red Soviet banner hanging from the Kimbell Museum in Fort Worth and Texans are flocking there to see Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings on loan from Russia. Just twenty years ago the Dallas public library was purging Pablo Picasso, one of the artists in the Russian exhibition, because he was an “avowed Communist.” If Russkie pictures in Cow Town aren’t enough to get a rise out of the better dead Sept. 21, 1973 7