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g innys ‘ COPYING SERVICE Copying Binding Printing Color Copying Graphics Word Processing Austin Lubbock Son Marcos at’s It 1 c About? paper is a valuable source of information to me and I cannot afford to allow it to lapse. Each and every edition is a source of renewed hope to my wife and I, it is the crutch we use to get through these trying times of “Clementism and Reaganism” and all the other “isms” the hand of fate has to offer. I retired from the Santa Fe as a train conductor in 1979. We didn’t have money in the bank and cattle on the range at the time, but we managed to pay for a mobile home and two and a half acres of ground in Polk county, we are secure in this respect. But, my annuity just covers our running expenses, Health, Life and liability insurance takes the biggest bite, then comes the light bill and gasoline bills etc, etc., we then have the balance? to buy groceries and pay the Observer, garage and yards sales are our only hopes for the remainder of our necessities and, or, luxuries. It just seems that our light of hope is constantly being obscured by Reaganomics’ continuous threat to the retirement system we paid for since its inception, comparable to riding in a small boat in rough seas and any minute a large wave may send us to the bottom. All these things just makes me proud to be hard-shelled Democrat, I’ll ride that donkey to the pearly gates, just send me the Observer to read on the way. Give my best regards to Ronnie and all the rest at 600 West 7th. Ernest D. Rose, Rt. 4, Box 814, Livingston, Tx. 77351 P.S. Please excuse typographical errors, my typewriter is in bad order and can’t afford repairs!!! Death Row The article on Texas Death Row as seen through the eyes of Amnesty International focuses on a problem which is not unique with Death Row. To quote: “There are no contact visits at all, notice I didn’t say conjugal visits, but contact visits, not so much as a handshake with somebody. You can’t even touch your own kids if they come to visit,” Does Marie Deans know she is describing all of Texas’s prison units, of which we have many. I have visited in different units and have been horrified, confused, disgusted that we as human beings support that type of treatment of other human beings. By contrast in Tennessee state prison I visited a young man who had been convicted of a very serious crime and received a 139-year sentence. We sat on the same bench side by side, were able to communicate by touch and to watch oth er e s r. express themselves in a caring man n Our prison system because of its dehumanizing philosophy discharges angry alienated prople who upon release sometimes use the prison learned behavior to lash out against a society that they perceive as inhuman. Yvonne D. Pugh, 2617 Pine, Waco, Tx. 76708 Principles? Isn’t it bad enough that Texas liberals are expected to swallow the right-wing sentiments of a Mark White or Bill Hobby? During his campaign against John Hannah, the victor, Jim Mattox, often seemed a member of the New Right! Whatever happened to principle before politics as usual? While it may be argued that liberals did very well during the primary run off, the question remains what good are liberals who talk and behave as conservatives? D. P. Thomson, 3625 Modlin, Fort Worth, Tx. 76107. TUF Growth I particularly enjoyed “A Texas Jr. College Primer” in The Texas Observer of 4 June. Certainly most JC instructors can relate similar tales of illogic. It was worthy of note that Texas United Faculty was mentioned in two of the three articles. Such administrative attitudes as reflected in these articles account for the continual growth of this organization. As a member of TUF I can hardly plead complete objectivity but nevertheless feel that TUF represents the best COMPLETE PERSONAL & BUSINESS INSURANCE ALICE ANDERSON AGENCY 808-A E. 46th, Austin, Texas 459-6577 OPEN MON DAYSATI’RDAY 10-6 AND OPEN ‘N DAY 1 0 WATSON & COMPANY BOOKS -4-2.4190 hope for those faculty interested in preserving or obtaining their full rights and responsibilities as citizen educators \(not cle indicates, these must be fought for over and over and over. Jeff D. Sanders, SW Tx. Jr. Coll-UF, Uvalde, Tx. 78801 “The Miracle of the KILLER BEES” by Robert Heard. Honey Hill Publishing Co., 1022 Bonham Terrace, Austin, Texas 78704, $7.95 plus $1.03 tax and shipping. the legendary RAW DEAL Steaks, Chops, Chicken open lunch and evenings 6th & Sabine, Austin No Reservations 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. h k o ol an 05 Cafe 310 East 6th St. Austin, Texas THE TEXAS OBSERVER 21