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Sunbelt labor tensions Editorial writers on the Texas dailies may want to compare their points of view with those of the superconservative editorial page of the Wall Street Journal in this paragraph from a recent Journal editorial on the Sunbelt: “Ethnic tensions contribute to another, more squarely economic conflict, a running, fight between business and the labor movement conducted more in the spirit of the ’30s than the ’70s. Prounion constituencies are often concentrated in Sunbelt minority groups, including the Cajuns of southern Louisiana and the East Texas ‘Golden Triangle.’ Thus the gap in perceptions is widened even further between them and businessmen convinced that ‘right-to-work’ laws are the cause of Sunbelt prosperity. Business may indeed be more efficient without the rigidities of union work rules, but the bitterness of anti-union feeling runs far in excess of the economic considerations.” Wheel, the house organ of the Texas Motor Transport Association \(the truckers have hit upon a dandy idea for influencing media coverage of the industry’s battle to avoid pro-competitive deregulation. Waco-based Central Freight Lines sponsored a “symposium” in Houston September 19 to inform the press of all the public-spirited arguments for preserving the truckers’ cozy regulatory relationship with the Interstate Commerce Commission. The happy result, according to Steering Wheel: “The follow-up coverage, presenting regulated carriers’ interpretation of the deregulation issue, included a 15-minute report on a Houston radio talk show, newspaper stories in Waco, Abilene, Houston, Palestine and Texas City, plus TV coverage in Houston and Abilene.” Hijacking the press The latest edition of Steering A GOP justice Governor Clements has pleased Republican loyalists by naming a bona fide Republican, Austin attorney Will Garwood, to the Texas Supreme Court. Garwood’s father, W. St. John, served 11 years on the high court, and the familiar surname won’t hurt any when the GOP tries to hold the seat in the 1980 election. c l? co lz ts Closed Sundays 477-4171 1607 San Jacinto tQl.cot\\ D’A RC CA .t Restaurant and Coffee Shop Dowling & Wilson Attorneys-at-Law Representation, Counseling, & Litigation for Political Action Committees on all PAC matters in the Capitol 812 San Antonio Street Suite 206, Austin, Texas 1608 Lavaca 478-3281 201 E. Riverside 441-5331 32nd & Guadalupe 452-5010 Austin Texas THE COMMODORE HOTEL On Capitol Hill Owned and operated by Texans 520 N. Capitol St., NW Washington, D.C. 20001 low-key, patient, attentive to your situation. member firm with RELO complimentary nationwide home locatorsmember brokers in all major cities ED BENNETT 10102 N. Lamar, Austin 78753 LEADER JBGooclwin WORLD IN RELOCATION Company STEPHEN F. AUSTIN HOTEL Comfortable rooms in an historic setting at reasonable rates. Meeting and banquet facilities.Free parking. Cocktails in Quiet Atmosphere, Happy Hour, Live piano entertainment Located 3 blocks from the Capitol 7th and Congress, Austin, Texas Reservations and information 512/476-4361 New outdoor French Cafe Lunch, Supper & Cocktails ST HEN’S PAC LAW A Texas Tradition Since 1866 No games, no gimmicks, no loud music. Just good conversation with the most interesting people in Austin. And the best of downhome cooking. THE TEXAS OBSERVER 9