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Now-May 31 Austin: “Fifty Images of Mexico” by Mexican photographer Luis Delgado on exhibit at Armadillo Gallery, 5251/2 Barton Springs Rd. Now-June 12 Austin: “Women Artists, 1550-1950,” an unprecedented exhibit of some 180 works of art by women over the past four centuries. Michener Gallery, UT campus. May 17 / Tues. / Austin -San Antonio: Julian Bond and Alex Haley are among Ben Wattenberg’s guests on “In Search of the Real America.” This installment evaluates progress made by black Americans in employment and education. Channel 9 at 8 p.m. May 19 / Thurs. / Austin: Democratic Women of the 65th Legislature to be honored at a breakfast given by the Texas Democratic Party. Tickets are $5. 7:30 a.m., Crystal Room, Driskill Hotel. In478-8746. May 20 / Fri. / Fort WorthDallas: Ben Wattenberg, host of “In Search of America,” argues that American workers have never had it so good. Rebuttal by Richard Goodwin. Channel 13 at 8:30 p.m. May 27 / Fri. / Fort WorthDallas: “In Search of the Real America” host Ben Wattenberg argues that America’s disproportionate use of world resources is actually a boon to lesserdeveloped nations. Channel 13 at 8:30 p.m. June 5 -10 / Sun. -Fri. / Austin: Texas AFl-CIO Labor Leadership School presents union leaders, attorneys and specialists on labor history, National Labor Relations Act, occupational safety and health, unions and political campaigns, other labor-related subjects. St. Edward’s University. 477-6195. June 6 -8 / Mon. -Wed. / Reston, Va.: National leaders in wetland protection, water resources, and environmental law address need for state, local and federal wetland policies at National Wetland Protection Symposium conducted by the Environmental Law Instithe general public. Information: June 11 -12 / Sat. -Sun. / Austin: Third Annual Traditional Music Convention features a public concert Sat. evening, friendly competitions and workshops for musicians. Aural amusements include fiddle, banjo, dulcimers performances, singing. Public invited to all events free of charge. Contestant registration at 11 a.m., contests noon-6:30 p.m. Zilker Hill454-1125. June 16 / Thurs. / Houston: “Women in Management Confer June 19 -24 / Sun. -Fri. / Austin: Sen. Oscar Mauzy and Rep. Ben Reyes are among union affairs experts scheduled to speak at the Texas AFL-CIO Advanced Labor Law School. Topics include industrial safety and health, labor law reform, border and immigration problems. Cost is $25 for all week or $5 per day. Texas AFLCIO Building. Registration and inJune 27 -28 / Mon. -Tues. / Houston: “Conference on the Social Impact of Energy Policies” examines behavioral responses to the energy crisis, strategy, public acceptance of price increases, and regionalism. Sponsored by the Energy Institute and the College of Social Sciences, University of Houston. Information: Dr. Special announcement / Austin: Members of the Southern Africa Liberation Action Committee are collecting shoes, clothes, medical supplies, etc., for the black 474-7282. ence,” sponsored by the University of Houston College of Business Administration. Information: Near Future By John Gjedde This calendar of political and related events is an information service for Observer readers. Please mail or phone in items to the Observer office at least three weeks before the scheduled event. Texas Treasure Big Thicket Legacy Compiled and edited by Campbell and Lynn Loughmiller Foreword by Francis E. Abernethy These first-person accounts of life in the Big Thicket might be called oral history, folklore, or just plain good storytelling. Many of the speakers are close to one hundred years old, the great grandchildren of the pioneers who settled this last pocket of wilderness. They tell about their lives in rich detail and with humor. 253 pages, 43 b&w photographs $12.95 Trees of East Texas By Robert A. Vines This comprehensive and compact field guide covers the richest plant-life region in the statethe Upper Gulf Coast Prairie, the Post Oak Savannah, and the Pineywoods of east Texas. Meant to be carried and consulted, Trees of East Texas is conveniently organized, and virtually every description is accompanied by a finely executed illustration. 556 pages, 315 line drawings $7.95, paper Shells and Shores of Texas By Jean Andrews Shells and Shores of Texas is a treasury of information not only on the mollusks of the shallow marine waters of Texas but also on the history and ecology of the entire coastal area. Generously illustrated with drawings, photos, and a striking color section. Expanded and updated edition of Sea Shells of the Texas Coast. 385 pages, 24 color plates, 367 b&w photographs, 77 line drawings $19.95 through Dec. 31, 1977; $24.95 thereafter. University of Texas Press Box 7819 Austin, Texas 78712