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g innys ‘ COPYING SERVICE Copying Binding Printing Col& Copying Graphics Word Processing Austin Lubbock San Marcos REBIRTH OF RADICALISM: LESSONS FROM THE 60’S FOR THE 80’S An Evening with DAVE DELLINGER anti-war activist, former defendant in the Chicago 7 trial, author of REVOLUTIONARY NON-VIOLENCE and MORE POWER THAN WE KNOW. Wednesday, June 17 University of Texas At Dallas, Green Bldg., Room 2.302 8:00 PM Thursday, June 18 University of Texas At Austin, Academic Center Auditorium 8:00 PM right to privacy like wiretapping, triplicate prescriptions, and requiring parental consent for abortions.” She considered the bill cutting unemployment benefits “an anti-woman bill and an anti-family bill. It is hard to understand that all those pro-family groups do not support it.” Rep. Von Dohlen of Goliad said he did not get much time off redistricting work to consider other areas, but he did think the generic drug bill, allowing pharmacists to substitute generic for namebrand drugs, was one of the better laws passed. He also said wiretap was one of the best, “helping solve one of the most vicious conditions which exists in our society the problem of drug trafficking.” San Antonio’s Matt Garcia said the redistricting bill was the worst bill passed this session because it showed “total insensitivity of leadership to input from members of this House.” He said redistricting ought to be taken out of the hands of the legislature entirely. the legendary RAW DEAL Steaks, Chops, Chicken open lunch and evenings 605 Sabine, Austin No Reservations “The Miracle of the KILLER BEES: 12 $enators Who Changed Texas Politics,” by Robert Heard. “Heard has done Texas history a valuable service with his sparkling account . . . probably in human terms the most dramatic legislative episode in modern times. Teachers of Texas government and history could have their students read this book with much benefit as well as enjoyment . . . Heard’s accounts of the Bees in hiding are the pure gold of real history.” Ronnie Dugger Texas Observer . . . they’re true Texas heroes .. . many wonderful photographs, including several previously unpublished, of the nine Dora McDonald Bees in their hideout . . . \(On book beside the Alamo books.” Bryan Woolley Dallas Times Herald Honey Hill Publishing Co., 1022 Bonham Terr., Austin, Tex. $8.98 by mail, including tax and postage. Available in some book stores at $7.95 plus tax. This was Garcia’s fifth term in the House, and he said this session was the worst one he has participated in “and there is not just a faint line of demarcathere is a gap wide enough to drive a Mack truck through.” Redistricting colored every action of the House as members were promised safe districts if they went along with the Speaker’s team, he said. Agnich, however, felt it had been a much more harmonious session than any of the six in which he served. “While redistricting was a painful process, it was nothing compared to 1971 which was absolutely brutal,” Agnich said. Agent Orange “By and large I have never seen a session which turned out so much garbage which is going to be harmful to the future of this state,” declared Rep. Frank Gaston of Dallas. He said the worst legislation considered were House Joint Resolutions 33 and 111, the Speaker’s water and higher education fund plans, both of which were killed. If those .had passed, Gaston said, they would have mortgaged the state and made new taxes inevitable. “We have a water problem and it must be solved, but you can’t solve it by putting surplus revenue into a water fund with no ceiling.” Gaston and others cited the Agent Orange bill as one of the best passed. The bill, by Rep. Larry Don Shaw of Big Spring, allows the state to file suit against the federal government for not providing medical records or reports on Agent Orange to veterans who seek such information. It requires doctors to submit reports on Agent Orange patients to the State Health Department. “It was pioneering legislation, vital and the first time a state did something like that,” said Gaston. “I’m proud that Texas passed it.” “I think one of the worst things that happened was the interest rate increase,” said Paul Ragsdale of Dallas, “I think it was terrible. But what have we done that was worth a damn? That’s a little more difficult, trying to re _member out of all this maze of junk.” Ragsdale said one of his most satisfying moments was when the House voted to pair Dallas freshman Steve Wolens with Rep. Lanell Cofer. Wolens had originally been paired with Ragsdale. “It was an overwhelmingly popular amendment,” Ragsdale grinned. Cofer toward the end of the session had accused Ragsdale of threatening to kill her, and she was among Dallas blacks angered by the work of Ragsdale and Washington to preserve two Democratic ipcumbent congressmen at the expense of a black district. Ragsdale said the most significant aspect of the session “was not legislation at all, it was Bob Davis. I must applaud Bob Davis who served as a catalyst to bring cohesion to the Democratic party. Quite frankly Davis’ efforts to reapportion the whole state by himself brought unprecedented unity to the Democrats.” “One of the worst ones was the interest rate bill. It was horrible,” said Irma Rangel of Kingsville. “The triplicate prescription bill was terrible. Wiretapping is horrible.” Asked what she saw on the bright side, she replied, “It hasn’t been very bright. Bexar County and El Paso redistricting 14 June 12, 1981