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Postmaster: If undeliverable, send Form 3579 to The Texas Observer, 600 W. 7th, Austin, Texas 78701 To An Editor Your messages go forth like flung pigeons. For your sake the heavy bodies of 747s have labored through the ‘air. Manuscripts of genius huddle under your thumb. Nights the stars contrive to your glory. Many possible mistresses have passed your office door. Mannahatta, the five Great Lakes, sulking Mississippi, Sierra Nevadas, lights of San Francisco and rocks of Point Lobos are your piirlieu. You have drunk claret in the salons of Washington, D.C. Atop K2, your foot on the neck of the manageable world, a grinning Sherpa has served you hot coffee. Surely justice and light attend you all your days. From that great world, have you news for me? R. G. Vliet 72 DECEMBER 28, 1979