doubtful if another state district court judge would have granted the motion. We will resume the attack on the grand jury system this fall.” Ed. More Tarrant news As a Tarrant County resident, I was glad to see Margaret Carter’s excellent report \(Ohs., including results of the recent primaries and conventions. As Ms. Carter’s letter proves, politics in Tarrant County are interesting. I hope the T.O. agrees and will include more reportage from Tarrant County in the future. Jo-Anri Zimmerman, 1000 Cavender Dr., Hurst, Tex. 76053. No comment Though I disagree with your politics, I read the Observer to help stay informed on current leftist and liberal thinking. And, while I find that most of your contributing authors advance the same centrist, socialist and welfare nonsense, a few of them seem at least intellectually honest in expressing opinions, however naive. Will you therefore, kindly have one of them, Mr. Dugger will do, comment 24 The Texas Observer intellectually and honestly on the two following statements. The first is by Alexander Solzhenitsyn just before he was arrested by KGB: “Oh, freedom loving ‘leftist’ thinkers of the west! Oh, leftist laborites! Oh, progressive American, German and French students! For you, all this counts for little. For you, my entire book amounts to nothing. You will only understand it all when they bellow at you ‘Hands behind your back’ as you yourselves trudge off to our Archipelago.” The second of similar import is a bit more specific. This is a statement by Dr. Weldon P. Shofstall, Superintendent of Education for the State of Arizona: “These ‘leftist thinkers’ have been and are laying the foundation for a ‘Gulag Archipelago’ in America. We are ‘fiddling while Rome burns.’ We are ‘fiddling’ with Watergate while individual liberty is being diminished day by day. The seeds of destruction were planted during recent decades, and we are now reaping the evil harvest. For example, the Symbionese Liberation Army is a logical consequence of the student revolution of the sixties. Cesar Chavez seems to have the same ultimate goal as the leaders of the Symbionese Liberation Army. The energy crisis is being exploited to bring about the eventual nationalization of the oil industry. “Activities such as most of those related to Watergate, extortion by the Symbionese Liberation Army, and the energy crisis, all threatening to destroy our constitutional republic, can be directly traced to a combination of three ‘isms’ which seem to characterize the thinking and actions of many of the opinionmakers in America. This combination of ‘isms’ is: welfarism, and statism.” Thank you. M. 0. Turner, 2113 Alamo National Bldg., San Antonio, Tex. 78205. Wayne Morse The death of Sen. Wayne Morse is a great loss to our country. As Dean of The University of Oregon Law School at Eugene, he had a brilliant record as a teacher. In public life, he was a humanist who used political action to advance the cause of world peace and legislation to help the poor for a better life and to abolish injustice. He was never an office-seeking demagogue. If for no other reason, he deserves high honor along with the late Ernest Gruening from Alaska for opposing the Tonkin Resolution, pushed through the Senate by President Johnson to give approval to the U.S. part in the immoral and illegal Vietnam War. It was my good fortune to know Wayne Morse briefly when he came to Dallas to speak at our ADA Roosevelt Day dinner on Jan. 30, 1954. There were 550 blacks, Mexican-Americans and whites there. It was one of the first completely integrated “eating” affairs in Texas. It was held in a rented municipal building. The hotel didn’t let down the bars until ten years later. With George and David Lambert, I drove the Senator to Austin on the next day for a similar meeting. Our conversation enroute revealed a warm friendly person interested in people and ordinary things. The exchange between Morse and David, a high school student, was lively. In later years I had brief contacts with the Senator in Washington. He was the same genuinely concerned public servant with time for a friendly greeting. I think history will rank Wayne Morse high in the roster of American statesmen. Carl Brannin, 5614 Ridgedale St., Dallas, Tex. 75206. Madness Not only was I saddened but I was almost maddened by Jeff Friedman’s statement, “But we have to weigh the needs of the many against the needs of the few, and I think this is of the benefit to the many and inconveniences the fewest” \(see Obs., garbage! The Germans insisted that the many of Germany were miserable because of the Jewish bankers in the 1930’s. The fascist council set about and confiscated their banks. This action benefited so many that later on the whole Jewish population was inconvenienced for the many. Now of all people Friedman adopts this utilitarian ethic. I have been taught, evidently wrongly, that the protection and rights of the minority was a constitutional guarantee in seeking life, liberty and pursuit of happiness in this land. I have understood that the protection of minorities encompasses all political, social, economic, racial and cultural realms. Now the right of eminent public domain grows like a prehistoric beast and usurps the rights and protection of the minority. People can be moved from where their ancestors have trod for generations by a public domain that is constituted a hundred miles away. What sad days lie ahead! Sadden, deprive, remove, uproot, pollute, destroy, even bury the few for the many! Hooray for the many! Long live Herring, “Bootler,” and now Friedman: heroes all, in their own time! Madmen chasing progress! Louis E. Buck, 3116 Wheeler St., Austin, Tex. 78705. We forgot to give credit to Robert Hinkle for a fine photo, the one that graced the cover of our July 26 issue Robert.
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