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something. What it lacks is imagination. There isn’t much in insisting on Shiner, or Lone Star, or Rheingold \(or Dixie, Lucky amounts to turning the rankings upside down. It’s not what you could call real subtle. Popularly, though, reversal of this kind is accepted as a radical new move. A sociological fact which results in the true artists of beer pretense \(those who freeze their Tuborg on a stick, or another acquaintance who can run pretty good with “Black Dallas,” a brand which may or Fortnight . . . \(Continued from Page . Singers program of Reniassance music, with Robert H. Young conducting; 8:15 p.m., Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Waco. MARCH 7 ON THE ORGAN Michael Murray, guest artist, in Organ Recital Series; 8 p.m., Music Bldg. Recital Hall, University of Texas, Austin. PUCCINI DUO Two operas by Puccini, “II Tabarro” with William Lewis and Lorna Hayward, and “Gianni Schicchi” with Raymond Gibbs and Michael Devlin, and Ft. Worth’ Opera Association cast; also matinee March 9. Convention Center Theater, Fort Worth. MARCH 8 “SILENT WOMAN” R. Strauss’ “Die Schweigsame Ftau” performed by UT “Drama Department and Opera Theatre, Walter Ducloux directing, and University Symphony; also March 11, 13, 15, 8 p.m., Hogg Auditorium, University of Texas, Austin. MARCH 9 AFTERNOON MUSIC Dr. Norman Sunderman, on clarinet joins William Holmes on tuba, in concert; 3:30 p.m., Recital Hall, Texas A & I University, Kingsville. STRINGS SOLOISTS Kyung-Wha Chung, violin soloist, with Myung-Wha Chung, cellist, in concert with Houston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Lawrence Foster; 2:30 p.m., also 8:30 p.m. Mardi 10-11, Jones Hall, Houston. MARCH 10 CHOPIN CONCERT Dr. Jan Drath performs faculty piano recital of Chopin waltzes; 8 p.m., Recital Hall, Texas A & I University, Kingsville. MARCH II DANZI WOODWINDS Appearing in Distinghished Artist Series, Danzi Woodwind Quintet; 8:15 p.m., Roxy Grove Hall, Baylor unrecognized and unappreciated for lack of a sensitive audience. Their role is choking with the sort of people who are paid to complain about Holiday Inns and McDonald’s and asphalt, and who can be safely trusted to tell us again that Americans drink bland beer \(eat and that small brewers have been crushed by bland bigness. You know, critics. Imagination and wit and charm fail to be encouraged. The true artist thinks, Why bother? Bang. Li University, Waco; also 8:15 p.m. March 12, Hamman Hall, Rice University, Houston. ELLA FITZGERALD Fabulous queen of jazz-blues opens Dallas Symphony Pops Concerts series, with tribute to Duke Ellington; Music Hall, Fair Park, Dallas. MARCH 12 `FIDDLER ON ROOF’ Based on Sholom Aleichem’s stories, Tony Award-winning musical, “Fiddler on the Roof,” directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins, with touring company cast; 8:30 p.m., Theatre for performing Arts, San Antonio. MARCH 13 HIGH ROLLING With University of Houston Symphony Orchestra concert conducted by A. Clyde Roller; 8 p.m., Houston Room, University Center, University of Houston, Houston. Subscription list The following announcement, taken from Ronnie Dugger’s report on the Observer in the last issue, is repeated for those who may have missed it. We have never let politicians use the Observer’s mailing list, nor have we sold that list. Now, with considerable reluctance, we have decided, in order to obtain new subscribers, to exchange our subscriber list with periodicals and organizations with which we feel a consanguinity of interests or purposes. Each proposed such exchange will be discussed by the entire Observer group, and the objection of a single person will be sufficient to veto it. Precautions will be taken to insure that the subscriber list will be used only according to the terms of the exchange agreement and will not be used for politicians’ purposes. Any subscriber who objects to having his or her name exchanged can prevent it by dropping us a note now or later and telling us not to do it. Our computerized mailing system lets us honor such instructions very easily and without error. \(It would help if you could enclose a recent mailing label, but this is not The wording of some of the responses approximately eight persons have registered their objections, so far suggests that one point could be stressed. The change in policy means that from time to time we will be exchanging one-time use of the Observer subscription list for other subscription or membership lists. We will not be selling or renting your name. Although the consequence is the same an increase in mail solicitations the distinction between indiscriminate selling and selective exchanging may be significant to some, as it is to us. Dialogue I Ah, so . . . I have cut to the core of great Dolph Briscoe enigma and I want to explain him to you so you can concentrate on other stuff. The simple fact is that Dolph is Buddha; he is enlightened and no longer of this world. His face you can see it if you can SEE is Buddha’s face, with those empty eyes and chipmunk cheeks and that -perfect vacant grin smiling at everything he sees, which is nothing. His language and his speeches confirm it: perfectly other-worldly, with no relation to anything in Texas or anywhere else. Dolph has broken out of the cycle, you see, and won’t be coming back for any more incarnations. His election hints of a subtle sophistication among Texas voters, who sensed where he was going and helped him up the ladder. The end of his term will be a metaphor of Gautama’s ascension whoosh, he’s gone, a cosmic traveler forever. I told you this so you’d feel better. J. Pugh, Rt. 5, Box 12, Alvin, Tex. 77511. Lifts. spirits Something I meant to do in 1974 thank Molly Ivins for the reading pleasure of her first rate accounts of Russia, the Texas German community, and almost everything coming from her pen. Not that we haven’t been thankful for the meritorious reporting of the rest of the staff over the years, for we have. Thank you, too. But there is an extra about being amused or even a good laugh with one’s education; to borrow, “a fillip to the spirit.” Mrs. Stanley Donner, Rt. 7, Box 528A, Austin, Tex. 78703. Postmaster: If undeliverable, send Form 3579 to The Texas Observer, 600 West 7, Austin, Texas 78701.