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Bob Eckhardt Barbara Jordan ing to be a most effective instrument in targeting ultra-liberals in the Congress,” says CSFC director Paul Weyrich. The committee has targeted 21 of these dangerous liberals for defeat in 1978. Strangely enough, the only Texas incumbent CSFC plans to challenge is Dallas freshman Jim Mattoxeven though he didn’t make the radical list. Mattox scored as a moderate-liberal, along with George Mahon, Chick Kazen, Jack Hightower, Jake Pickle, John Young and Kika de la Garza. Tom Pauken, a lawyer who has announced his intention to take on Mattox next year, is likely to receive CSFC support. Meanwhile, the ultrasWright, Jordan and Eckhardtwill be left alone. David Troxler, CSFC assistant director, explained that his group looks at the district’s constituency and the vulnerability of the incumbent, as well as ratings, in deciding who to fight. Imagine our surprise Is nothing sacred? The Texas dele gation to the U.S. House, it turns out, harbors radicals. Flat-out, unredeemed radicals. Three of them, by actual count of the Committee for the Survival of a Free Congress. Which three? Bob Eckhardt, of course; everyone knows that. And Barbara Jordan, when she’s not reading the Constitution. Andwill you look at thisJim Wright! Old “stroke-it-down-the-middle” Jim, unmasked as a rad. CSFC, as you might have guessed, is a little on the conservative side. They ferreted out congressional radicals by analyzing 315 “significant” House votes cast from January through August of this year. The organization’s purpose is to recruit, train and finance conservative candidates, and these ratings are “prov Jim Wright L_ _J L_ _J Exxon cuisine A hearty helping of ajam panggang bumbu bali \(spicy marinated In gourmet gas, but it hardly explains why Exxon, Mobil, Continental and other major oil firms invested $25,000 or more each in an Indonesian restaurant in New York City. Thera; is no question that it was a good restaurantThe New York Times’ food critic, Craig Claiborne, gushed that the Ramayana, which opened in 1971, was among the “most opulent and agreeable” places to grace the city’s dining scene in years. Little wonder. Some 50 U.S. businesses operating in Indonesia pumped more than a million dollars into the restaurant’s parent firm, Indonesian Enterprises, Inc., according to an Oct. 13 story in The Wall Street Journal. It’s another example of the curious lengths some U.S. corporations will go to protect their interests abroad \(Obs., firms claim in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission that they were approached by Indonesia’s national oil company to make a little investment in the New .York restaurant as a way of promoting the homeland’s image in this country. The approach apparently was less than subtlesign up if you intend to do oil business in Indonesia. Exxon’s man termed it a shakedown, but his firm and the others paid. Indeed, Mobil chipped in $5,000 more than the going rate of $25,000, saying that it might “present us in a more favorable light than other companies.” And Continental not only bought $30,000 worth of stock to show that it was a “cooperative, responsive company,” but a Conoco executive even put some of his own money into the venture and became a director of the restaurant. Amnesty for aliens A Who’s Who of the chicano left, meeting in San Antonio late last month, denounced President Jimmy Carter’s immigration policy and called instead for unconditional amnesty for illegal aliens. Anything less, they predicted, would make undocumented workers a new slave class in the United States. It was an emotionally charged gathering that brought together radical leaders from the Socialist Workers Party and La Raza Unida as well as representatives from the mainstream League of United Latin American Citizens, the American GI Forum, and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund. The SWP and La Raza had a majority of the 2,600 delegates. Former Houston controller Leonel Castillo, Carter’s new director of immigration and naturalization, came under fire for declining to attend the conference. “Castillo made a confession by not being here today. He can join us by quitting his job and stop being the police against us,” insisted Peter Camejo, the SWP’s candidate for president last. year. Making a play on words, Zavala County Judge Jose Angel Gutierrez labeled the Democratic administration “demoatras” Martinez, president of MALDEF, warned, “It is clear we agree on the need for unity, but that sort of unity will not be accomplished by denigrating Leonel Castillo or those of us who are Democrats.” The major disagreement to come up at the three-day meeting was over political stance rather than policy. Delegates spent most of one day condemning the SWP for allegedly trying to manipulate the conference. Then delegates took only half an hour to agree on a series of resolutions calling for an immediate end to deportations of illegal aliens, an open border with Mexico, and full extension of constitutional rights and social services \(including government jobs and welfare, minimum wage and retirement urged supporters to dramatize these demands in street demonstrations across the country Nov. 18-20. Two times four An October telephone poll by The Dallas Morning News found 55 percent of the Dallas public in favor of limiting Texas governors to two fouryear terms. Twenty-two percent of those polled were against the idea, and 23 percent didn’t know what to make of it. 9 THE TEXAS OBSERVED