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ing tea on the deck of the beached boat.” That happened in Florida in 1962. He was charged with grand larceny and stealing a boat, but the case was dropped after Locke was admitted to a hospital for psychiatric care. In 1964, Locke was tried and acquitted of raping a San Antonio woman. Billie Carr has signed a challenge of Jimmy Carter’s Texas delegates on the basis that they were elected in a winner-take-all primary. Texas Sen. John Tower already has $100,000 in his Senate Club kitty ear marked for his 1978 reelection campaign. Bob Hardesty, Dolph Briscoe’s former press secretary, is helping to draft the Democrat’s national party platform. He was recruited by Carter’s “issues man,” Stu Eisenstadt of Atlanta, who worked for Hardesty at the White House when LBJ was President. The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Ap peals ordered a new desegregation plan for Austin, but the Austin school board voted 4-3 to appeal the order. The board majority maintains that the court decision broadened the previous “desegregation doctrine .” School administrators in Houston were startled to learn that more than a third of the public school teachers in that city who responded to a survey said that they do not believe teachers should be held responsible for having command of standard English or for demonstrating a working knowledge of the subject matter they teach. A third of both teachers and counselors said they should not be held responsible for establishing rapport with students. School Superintendent Billy Reagan said he has “some very serious concerns” about the teachers’ answers. Ma Jordan U.S. Rep. Barbara Jordan of Houston is the only Texas co-sponsor of the Consumer Communications Reform Act of 1976. Critics call the bill “the monopoly protection act of 1976.” The bill would stop the Federal Communications Commission from authorizing competition for telephone companies. It was drafted by AT&T and independent phone companies which operate cooperatively with AT&T. Bob Alcock of Jordan’s staff told the Houston Chronicle that Jordan was asked by Southwestern Bell and the Communications Workers of America to help pass the bill. “Both groups said they liked the bill, wanted the bill, and needed the bill,” Adcock said. Eighty-one percent of the Texans interviewed for a Belden Poll said that it is necessary for the U.S. to have an agency like the C.I.A., and 62 percent of them said that the C.I.A. has been harmed by recent congressional investigations. Frankly speaking The following comes from The Daily Texan, April 26. Reporter Ford Fes senden covered a reception for participants in a symposium on the presidency and press at UT. He described an encounter between Frank Erwin, the former UT regent, and Ron Zeigler, the former Nixon press secretary: “Erwin greeted the erstwhile press secretary, saying he had great respect for him, and offering some belated advice. ‘If I had been you, I ,would have told the press to go fuck themselves,’ Erwin said. Zeigler smiled nervously. Erwin was smiling and jovial. The group of students talking to Zeigler laughed, though no one was entirely confident that Erwin was joking. “You should have burned the goddamn Austin There was a May mutiny at Fulbright & Jaworski. The entire labor law department of the mammoth Houston law firm resigned, but the attorneys were talked into staying just two work days before their scheduled departure. As is so often the case, the crux of the matter was money. The salaries at Fulbright, Jaworski \(formerly Fulbright, system. The most favored lawyers and the most lucrative departments receive the larger number of points. The firm works on a fiscal year that begins June 1. When the new percentages were announced, the labor attorneys, who primarily represent corporate clients, decided they were not getting a big enough piece of the pie. They also were reported to be unhappy because no new partners were named from their section. Leon Jaworski, the former Watergate special prosecutor, is the best-known attorney in the 230-person firm. He’s affectionately known as “the Colonel.” Until recently, L. G. Clinton headed the labor law section. Clinton, now semi-retired, had the reputation of “a real Nazi,’: according to another Houston labor law attorney. “If you really wanted to beat a union, you hired Fulbright, Jaworski.” The labor section still has a reputation for toughness. For all practical purposes, the section is now directed by Jim Lefler and Bob Barnbace, both Fulbright, Jaworski partners. Lefler, Bambace, and the attorneys under them met for a 12-hour marathon gripe session on Sunday, May 23. On Monday, May 24, the entire section, with the exception of Clinton, resigned. Lefler told the Observer tapes,’ Erwin confided, ‘and you would still be in office. If I had been there, I would have been the one to do it.’ “Someone suggested the case should have been tried in Texas. Erwin agreed. `Hell, yes. We own all the judges down here.’ “Ziegler’s only comment was, ‘Well, that’s being frank.” CURE, the prison reform group, has been checking up on Gov. Dolph Briscoe’s record re pardons and paroles. From April, 1975, to March, 1976, Briscoe turned down 559 of the 4,780 paroles recommended by the state board of pardons and paroles. This comes to 11.7 percent, which CURE director Charlie Sullivan called “terribly high.” CURE also reported that of the 1,163 pardons approved by the board, the governor turned down 708. that they intended to set up a new firm called Lefler, Bambace, & Harper \(A. J. sociates. There was a story circulating outside of Fulbright, Jaworski that the resigning attorneys contacted most of their labor clients and that 80 to 90 percent of them agreed to give their business to the new firm. Other attorneys from Fulbright, Jaworski called to double-check on the clients and then threatened to charge the mutineers with soliciting the firm’s clients. The mutineers countered by saying that the clients belonged to them and that Fulbright, Jaworski could likewise be charged with soliciting the clients. Also in contention was the ownership of the labor section files, according to the story, none of which has been verified by the Observer. It had the makings of a beautiful knockdown drag-out. “I’m on a bar grievance committee, and I’d just love to have that case,” chortled an attorney from a rival Houston law firm. But Fulbright, Jaworski’s dirty linen will not be washed in public. On Thursday, May 27, there was a meeting in the firm’s Bank of the Southwest office and the rebellious lawyers were prevailed upon to stay on board. “We made no demands on the firm, no ultimatums,” insisted Lefler. “They made no promises. There may be some changes; we’ll have to wait and see.” “I’ll bet they’re gonna make as much as the Colonel,” speculated one Houston lawyer. K.N. June 18, 1976 9 Fulbright & Jaworski forestalls mutiny