demands for an independent prosecutor and endorsed this snake. The whole scenario seems a master stroke by Big Money, Chairman Sam’s laud of Leon being the coup de grace for real reform of campaign financing. Jaworski may well go after Nixon. So? Dummies may be replaced, but the ruling classes are not about to let a bunch of sticky laws get passed that might hamper their funding the elective process the process we folks used to have for choosing our representatives, remember? With Jaworski riding herd, the special prosecutor’s office will do little to aid in curtailing the influence of Big Money. Depraved interests will continue to hold the strings to the mindless marionettes that we keep on putting into office per our TV instruction. Hopefully, however, your article will cause many to question the ability of Jaworski to work for the people rather than the ruling classes. I’ve made some copies and sent them to where they’ll do some good. I hope others do the same. Trey Ellison, Box 142, Stevinson, Calif. 95374. 24 The Texas Observer Ah, reformers A local pol named Doug Ireland once described New York’s reform politics thus: “How do reformers assemble a shooting squad? First, they form a circle. . .” I recall this in reading about Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson’s possible challenge to State Sen. Oscar Mauzy \(Dec. 14 And I also recall what happened the last time a New York reformer actually carried out such a cynical and foolish idea: Bella Abzug got beaten 2-1 in her egregious attempt to suggest that Rep. William F. Ryan was somehow less radical then she. \(Ryan, whose tragic death a few months later opened up the seat for Abzug, was the only congressman to go on a Freedom Ride, one of the original seven to vote against Vietnam appropriations in the spring of 1965. Just before his death he won the fight for lead-poisoning legislation It doesn’t take the Observer to tell us in New York about Oscar Mauzy he’s been waging an often lonely battle for liberalism for some time, and word reached us about him some time ago. If Representative Johnson wants to go the way of Abzug in 1972 and defy realism and idealism in the same breath she will only reap the inevitable results on primary day. She impresses me from reading about her in the Observer as certainly intelligent, so perhaps this letter is entirely academic. Michael C. D. MacDonald, 72 Barrow Street, New York City, 10014. Connally as symbol . I would now like to say a few words about the legacy of John Connally in Texas since he is symbolic of things happening in Texas of big money; of the curious source of energy, oil, and of its polluting fumes. Symbolic of anti-populism; of anti-poor; of sophisticated varieties of politically extremely racist policies. To me, Texas is two things politically fascism and racism or populism and honest hard-hitting democracy. The policies of this country; in fact, the direction of the world in the last twenty or so years has caused a Renaissance of Hitler studies. By now Franco in Spain, for all his horrors and butcheries, does not seem so monstrous. Oil. Nature. Denial of self. Know thyself? Who is John Connally? Where does he come from? Who supports him? How have Texans managed to be mismanaged so much; so manipulated? Is it by assassination? By monopoly? By a conspiracy of hidden forces \(maybe in oil denying the Discovery of Self. Assassinating that part of the individual given to dreaming or to self exposure or to creative enterprises rather than pathological work and jealousies. Is it sexual? Or is it an inability to Love? To love nature or to love God or to love the differences in peoples or to accept Life with its various stages from youth to Old Age. . . . Choices are to be made about the future. Adlai Stevenson made a Call to Greatness. It was rejected then. A whole realm of Antiworlds of Projective Christian Dreams exist in the Culture of America today. The choice to me is between the Symbols of the Renaissance of American Culture and the Symbols of your more Repressive Political Leaders with their Monopolies of Control of Power and Religious Consciousness. Best of wishes. Robert Oppenher, “Homestead,” Stockbridge, Mass. JANUARY 24 CHOIR BOYS Renowned Vienna Choir Boys blend their voices in concert; 8:30 p.m., Jones Hall, Houston; also Jan. 26, Waco Hall, Baylor University, Waco. MORE PERCUSSION This time it’s Dr. Larry Vanlandingham in solo recital; 8:15 p.m, Roxy Grove Hall, Baylor University, Waco. BIG. THICKET FILM If you haven’t seen the beautiful color film, “The Big Thicket: A Vanishing Wilderness,” by all means do so if for no other reason than to see former Sen. Ralph Yarborough at his most personable; 7:30 p.m., Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin. COUNTRY FAIR First \(they hope it’s country cousins: Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton, through Jan. 25; Jerry Reed, Faron Young, and Barbara Mandrell, Jan. 26; Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Mandrell, Jan 27; Albert Thomas Convention Center, Houston. JANUARY 26 BOB & THE BAND The big concert of the year just TRY and scratch for a ticket Bob 10 p.m., Hofheinz Pavilion, Houston. JANUARY 27 ALBERGHETTI When I was a kid, we called her Anna Maria Spaghetti, but we loved her in San Antonio Symphony Pops concert; Theater for the Performing Arts, San Antonio. PIANO FORUM Eugenia O’Reilly is chairman for Dallas Piano Forum; Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas. JANUARY 28 DOCTORAL CANDIDATE This is the biggie for Lester Senter, pianist, in Doctor of Musical Arts degree recital; 8 p.m., Music Bldg, Recital Hall, University of Texas, at Austin. JANUARY 29 TAHITIAN DANCERS Royal Tahitian Dance Company, in performance; McFarlin Auditorium, Dallas. SMU SYMPHONY Joseph Frank conducts SMU Symphonic Band concert; Caruth Auditorium, Southern Methodist University, Dallas. JANUARY 31 BIG BRASS Texas Brass Choir, in concert; 8 p.m., Music Bldg. Recital Hall, University of Texas, Austin.
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