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River it Inn, Bar &Grill 1100 NORTH ST. MARY’S STREET. SAN ANTONIO. TEXAS 78215 15121 2269189 Motel Rates from $15.00 Pool , Downtown 24hr Restaurant And next door San Antonio Country 1122 NORTH ST MARY’S Cocktails from 7 A.M. Happy Hour 2-7 P.M. Game room, TV, Disco Dancing 9 P.M. nightly. Two discos and after hours till 4 A.M. Fri., Sat., & Holidays. Outdoor patio, Free parking. 519 S. 1st All!..t e VP, Live music Friday and Saturday 1001 S. Alamo, San Antonio Personal Service Quality Insurance ALICE ANDERSON AGENCY INSURANCE & REAL ESTATE 808A E. 46th, Austin, Texas 459-6577 WOODY HILLS ood for People, Not for Profit A VEGETA IAN FOOD CO-OP Journal/ stem from two possible causes: Miller’s refusal to shake hands with graduating coed Melanie Zentgraff [Obs., May 23] and, more sinisterly, Miller’s lukewarm support for Sen. Bill Moore of Bryan, who was defeated by Kent Caperton in the May 3 Democratic primary. Regent Wells acknowledges that the Zentgraff incident was a consideration in Miller’s removal. The backlash from Sen. Moore and his allies is more difficult to assess. Although Moore is a lame duck, he still exerts influence and he does not like to be crossed. \(It is said, by the way, that Moore might return to Austin as a lobbyist and that he may also be looking for an appointed office from which to carry The man who must now contend with the president’s post at A&M is Charles Samson, who, like Miller, is a career Aggie. He’s an engineer with a side interest in athletics he’s currently president of the Southwest Conference. When the regents announced his appointment as “acting” president, Samson said, “I am very pleased and appreciative of the confidence they have in me, and I respect that trust.” Given the recent record of that confidence and trust, Samson would be wise to enjoy the office while it’s still his. Greg Moses Anderson, Third Parties File Petitions; Citizens Party Fails William R. Robertson, chief legal counsel for John Anderson’s presidential campaign, says enough signatures have been collected on petitions in Texas to put the Illinois congressman on the November ballot here regardless of expected challenges from the State Democratic Party or the Carter-Mondale campaign. Anderson’s Texas campaign leaders submitted more than 80,000 voter signatures to Secretary of State George W. Strake, about twice the number of signatures needed to qualify the independent candidate. According to Samuel Guiberson, Anderson’s state coordinator, roughly one-quarter of the signatures fail to meet the necessary validation requirements because of missing voter registration numbers. A number of the signatures may not qualify because of improper addresses. After an initial look at the petitions, Robert Beckel, coordinator of the Carter campaign in Texas, said there were “registration numbers missing” and “address discrepancies.” Beckel also said that if Strake, a Republican, validates Democratic signatures “he will be challenged.” Attorney General Mark White, a Democrat, has said Democratic signatures are not valid. Strake disagrees and has said he will accept them [Obs., June 20] but will not accept Republican signatures on the theory the GOP presidential primary was binding and the Democratic one wasn’t. The nearly 4,000 volunteers who collected signatures for Anderson were instructed not to sign up GOP voters. Robertson says if Democratic signatures were subtracted from the petitions, Anderson would still have “several thousand” valid signatures over the 40,719 that he needs. He says more than half those who signed were independents registered in neither of the two main parties. Robertson said he didn’t know how much a legal challenge from the Democrats would cost the Anderson campaign in Texas. The Democrats are said to have allocated over $200,000 nationally for legal fees for ballot access challenges. Garry Mauro, executive director of the State Democratic Party, said he’s not sure whether a challenge would be initiated by the state party or whether it would come from the Carter-Mondale campaign. He added, “It’s the sloppiest petition drive I’ve ever seen. And I’ve been involved in a number of them.” Libertarian Party organizers in Texas, meanwhile, have turned in petitions with 55,000 voter signatures on behalf of their presidential hopeful Ed Clark, a Harvard Law School graduate and former gubernatorial candidate in California. They estimate 33,000 of the signatures will qualify. To get on the ballot, third parties must show support equal to 1 percent of the vote in the 1978 governor’s race, 23,697 signatures. The Libertarians, who have never before been on the Texas ballot, paid workers about 50 cents per signature. The Socialist-Workers Party also con 10 AUGUST 8, 1980