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ats It e Ms_Aboiit?_ Parisian Charm. Omelette & Champagne Breakfast. Beautiful Crepes. Afternoon Cocktails. Gallant Waiters. Delicious Quiche. Evening Romance. Continental Steaks. Mysterious Women. Famous Pastries. Cognac & Midnight Rendezvous. In short, it’s about everything a great European style restaurant is all about. Pec!an St Cafe 310 East 6th St. Austin, Texas the legendary RAW DEAL Steaks, Chops, Chicken open lunch and evenings 605 Sabine, Austin No Reservations Postmaster:. If undeliverable, send Form 3579 to The Texas Observer, 600 W. 7th, Austin, Texas 78701 good Mafia lawyer. I have written for several genteel publications and also for some pretty rough biker magazines. If someone were to say, “Why don’t you hire Reavis or some other motorcycle gang journalist?” I wouldn’t protest. Goldstein hasn’t protested either. Dick J. Reavis Nuclear waste disposal I have been greatly impressed by Paul Sweeney’s two articles on the subject of dumping of nuclear wastes one article appearing in your April 11 issue and the other in the issue of May 23. In the light of Senate Bill 910 that was introduced in the last legislature, which failed to pass but seems pretty sure to be introduced in the next legislature, Mr. Sweeney has tackled a subject of the most vital importance to every citizen of Texas. The federal government has done practically nothing to meet the disposal problem of these highly poisonous nuclear wastes. Government has encouraged large companies like Teledyne, Inc., of Los Angeles, to organize subsidiary companies for the purpose of contracting for disposal of these nuclear wastes in the states. Government is promoting local legislation to enable these corporations to create these dumps, make millions of dollars in profit, and then deed the site to the state and thus escape, leaving the responsibility for long range damages to be paid for by the taxpayers of the state. There’s a company now attempting to establish one of these waste dumps in Leon County, Texas, and within the watershed of the Trinity River System. This is most disturbing to the people of East Texas. When the atom was first split by Mr. Lawrence of California University, at Berkeley, in the middle 1930’s, I confess that I was one of many who thought this discovery would result in enormous blessings to mankind. It now seems that unless mankind handles the poisonous wastes that result from the use of this discovery, we are in great danger of destroying everything on earth. Because the federal government through the Atomic Energy Commission has publicly taken the responsibility for the safe disposal of atomic wastes, it would seem to me that the government should store these wastes on United States Government owned lands, of which it has much in fee simple title in Alaska and in the western part of the United States. Certainly, these poisonous wastes should not be stored in the great watershed areas. It would seem preferable to store these lethal wastes in impervious rock giving a minimum chance of contamination of underground water supply wherever stored. I congratulate you for having addressed this vital subject. You are rendering a great service in the research, writing and publication on this problem of such enormous importance to the people of Texas and the nation. Jubal R. Parten Houston No choice Good luck in carrying on the fine Observer tradition. I see by the Economist of June 7th that Le Monde’s new director has enunciated for that newspaper a creed which I have been happy to see the Observer’s writers and editors adhere to: “Anyone who tries to think and write has no choice but to reveal what the establishment is trying to hide.” James M. Yeager Alexandria, VA Juices flowing The Observer means as much to me in Massachusetts two weeks late as it did when I lived in Houston. I started reading Molly Ivins’ Gun Control editorial, and the juices started flowing. Sign me on for another year. David Fleischer Cambridge, Mass. WOODY HILLS ood for People, Not for Profit A VEGETA IAN FOOD CO-OP 1,1 \\list III. I IF YOU ARE an occasional reader and would like to receive The Texas Observer regularlyor if you are a subscriber and would like to have a free sample copy or a one-year gift subscription sent to a friend here’s the order form: SEND THE OBSERVER TO name address city state zip this subscription is for myself gift subscription send card in my name sample copy only you may use my name $18 enclosed for a one-year subscription bill me for $18 MY NAME & ADDRESS THE TEXAS OBSERVER 600 W. 7th, Austin, Texas 78701 DialOgUe/from page 21 24 AUGUST 22, 1980