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1117 W. 5th Street Austin, Texas 78703 “Largest DIspensatory uJ BotanztaIs in Texas” For over four years, Herbs Etc. has been serving the needs of the growing New Age Consciousness in Austin. With over 300 herbs and spices, we , are the largest and most complete herb shop in Texas. We have many hard-tofind botanicals from the South Seas, the Far East, Africa, and South America; and a selection of ginseng from North America, China, and Korea. We also have a full selection of our own herbal formulas, smoking blends, tea blends, potpourris, salves, tinctures, and massage oils; plus books, magazines, tea sets, sundries, essential oils, and natural body care products. We specialize in individually prepared formulas on request. Though we do not prescribe, we provide information through personal experience, our own studies, the experience of our customers, and our reference shelf to guide anyone to ‘what they want to know. We also sponsor classes in herbology and natural healing and conduct herb walks. Upcoming are: Herbal Intensive with George Conway May 14-17 Hill Country Overnight Walk May 19-20 Herbology and Self Healing with Steve Schecter Tuesday nights in May-June Plus others to come Our doors are open as follows: Monday-Tuesday, 10 a.m. 6 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m. 9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. 5 p.m. MAIL ORDERS GLADLY ACCEPTED Wholesale inquiries invited rr a county judge does. In short, as the Express said, “He just doesn’t like Mexican-Americans.” Fortunately the old guard for whom Ploch spoke is not modern San AntonioBustamante ran extremely well -all over the county. Kemper Diehl, dean of the city’s political writers, said, “Like his old leader, U.S. Rep. Henry Gonzalez, Busty has shown an appeal which reaches far beyond the West Side. And his ability to generate an enthusiastic turnout in Mexican-American precincts recalls the great campaigns Henry B. waged before he ran out of opponents.” Just as there’s cultural lag, there’s political lag, and nothing showed the political lag of statewide Democratic candidates more clearly than the failure of John Hill and his people to ask Bustamante to go on the radio, including the Spanish:language stations, calling for Hill’s election as governor. Bustamante would have done it gladly, but no one askedhim to. Hill slipped badly in the county as he and Bob Krueger both went down in an eloquently low statewide turnout. City-level politics reflects, in many refractions, the knowledge that more than half the citizens are poor or lowermiddle-class. The city joined the Texas Municipal League in fighting Ma Bell’s $214 million rate-hike request last year. Having won a 1977 battle before the Railroad Commission that in effect reduced the city’s victimization by takeor-pay provisions of gas supply contracts with private companies, the publicly owned gas and electric utility, City Public Service, is now considering buying its own natural gas fields. After years of dilly-dallying and dodging, the city council has enacted a tougher financial disclosure standard for its members. Mayor Lila Cockrell, while no liberal, speaks respectfully of COPS programs for more public improvements 0in the poor sectionsand she took a course in Spanish offered at city hall. Her unsuccessful challenger this spring, ex-mayor Charles Becker, described himself well when he told a local meeting of the National Organization for Women, “I’m not a member of NOW, I’m a member of THEN,” but at least he appeared before them. Joyce Peters, who chairs the Democratic Party in the county, has seen to it, through John White, that President Carter’s honchos know Carter’s in serious trouble here for requiring the hardworking Democrats who backed him here to go through fat-cat Republicrats to get through to him now. “If Carter doesn’t get busy in the next three months, he can forget it,” Peters said. On March 10, in a straw vote for the presidency, members of the Bexar County Democratic Executive Committee gave Kennedy 22 votes, Carter 18, and Brown 4just 40 percent for the incumbent Democratic president \(counting in the Overall, San Antonio’s politics are the most liberal of the big cities in Texas, and little wonder. Federal figures show that one in four of the occupied housing units in the city-63,156 of 237,042, to be exactare substandard by federal definitions, lacking plumbing, dilapidated, overcrowded. A family in the poorest city council district,number one, which is 84 percent Mexican-American and black, has an average income of $6,130; in the best-off district, number eight, which is 82 percent anglo, the average family income is $15,601. This means there is $254 income per family in district eight for every $100 for a family in district one. Despite “one man, one vote” court rulings, the two poorest districts, which have only two councilmen, have a total population of 161,000, compared to the 189,000 people in the three best-off districts, which have three councilmen. If one considers together the poorest and best-off districts, one and eight, the 58 percent of the people in district one have total family income of $508 million, while the 42 percent of the people in district eight have total family income of $920 million. After the New Deal, the Fair Deal, the New Frontier, and the Great Society, this injustice continues. The city’s $14-million-a-year federal anti-poverty agency, called the Economic Opportunities Development Corporation, has collapsed from mismanagement and perhaps from fraud. Congressman Henry Gonzalez warned in the spring of 1977 that the agency was shot through with prohibited political activity, “obvious signs of corruption,” “questionable activities of all kinds,” and “pervasive laxness of administration.” The poverty bureaucrats threw up a smokescreen, but last January Bustamante, convinced that the abuses were going to deny poor people the help to which they are entitled, asked the mayor and city council to take the agency over, which they did. By February top EODC officials admitted the agency was broke and 100 employees would no longer be paid. “We need to find out who the culprits are who allowed EODC to go down because of carelessness and mismanagement and downright fraud,” Bus ,TON PM 0 L . 4041% 16 APRIL 27, 1979