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14 JULY 27, 1979 Sunday Brunch Dinner 5:30-10:00 Tues.-Sun. 502 Dawson Road Austin; Texas 11::::1111 y itet lit Nku ark 64,lad L f kut\(-i” [aeriita-tioit,J1Ve,, ,iavikA0 aIN{ACo tvtde-itio0s-6 1-4 Printers Stationers Mailers Typesetters High Speed Web Offset Publication Press Counseling Designing Copy Writing Editing Trade Computer Sales and Services Complete Computer Data Processing Services FlUIPTURSII 512/442-7836 1714 South Congress P.O. Box 3485 Austin, Texas 78764 A vote on busing Although the backers of a constitu tional tional amendment to ban federally mandated busing of schoolchildren couldn’t even muster a majoritymuch less the needed two-thirdswhen they unexpectedly brought their proposal to a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on July 24, they did win the support of two-thirds of Texas’ 24 congressmen. The measure’s sponsors, who had watched it languish in committee for years, got it to the floor with a seldomused parliamentary maneuver and tried to center the busing debate on “neighborhood schools” and energy conservation, but no one was fooled. The issue was school integration. The eight Texans who voted against the segregationist amendment were: Jack Brooks, Bob Eckhardt, Martin Frost, Henry Gonzalez, Mickey Leland, Jim Mattox, Charlie Wilson, and Jim Wright. \(Jake Pickle also belongs in their ranks. Pickle has made numerous public statements against the anti-busing amendment and, though he officially voted for it, he said afterwards it was an embarrassing mistake. And his statement to that effect appears on the page after the vote tally in the Crooked pipeline The distinction of being the first . criminal convicted under the Natu ral Gas Act of 1938 goes to Houstonbased Tenneco, Inc., nailed by the U.S. Justice Department this month for evading federal gas allocation rules. The corporation was charged with concealing from the feds shipments of billions of cubic feet of natural gas from its Texas facilities to a Tenneco refinery in Louisiana. Though Tenneco claimed it had voluntarily disclosed the violation to the federal government, the Justice Department credited its own investigation with ferreting out the particulars of the Tenneco ploy, and the company entered a guilty plea. Punishment: the maximum, a $1 million fine. Correction In “Talking energy blues” \(Obs., Observer erred in its description of Gulf Publishing Company. The company is an independent publisher of technical oil and ocean industry trade journals and books; it is not affiliated with Gulf Oil Corporation.