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INTAGLIO, INC. P.O. Box 9952 College Station, Texas 77840 Name Address City State Zip Check enclosed Please bill me: VISA Mastercard B WWWWWWW wasiacfilaaaniasologiaasimancialabaiftwadirweamag when it is perceived up north that available jobs are being filled by people already here. Thus, I would suggest that dealing with job seekers from our south in a more orderly fashion could have the effect of slowing the flow of job hunters from the north. In other words, if we recognize that the flow of people from below the Rio Grande cannot be stopped at the river, except by the most draconian measures, then we are left with controlling it at the workplace. If this is done from the perspective that we will accomodate as many Mexican workers as possible, short of depriving Texas citizens of jobs rather than from the view of arresting and deporting as many people as possible such ‘a program could go far toward enhancing relations with Mexico as well as relations between Anglos and chicanos. If writers like Garreau are correct about the regionalization of North America, then it likewise behooves Texas to seek cooperative opportunities with Mexico in the area of oil and gas production. Clearly Mexico and Texas will come to share more economic interests, while the interests of other regions of the continent, notably the so-called Foun trial Northeast are bound to diverge from the Southwest’s as time goes on. Anyone familiar with the effects of cutthroat competition in the coal industry over the past century, or in the oil industry during the Great Depression \(when East Texas oil went for as little as that a cash-starved oil-rich, and debtridden Mexico is no friend of ours. When demand for petroleum products falls below world-wide production capacity, a desperate Mexico could raise the same sort of hell with our oil and gas industry that Japanese steel-dumping tactics raised for the Northeast’s steel mills. Add to these points the danger of leftist movements being exported to Mexico from its southern neighbors, and it becomes abundantly clear, I think, that the future of that country is of greater potential concern to Texas and the Southwest than the fate of any other region of the U.S. It is too important to leave to the Washington bureaucracy. It is too important to leave to chance. Unlike the Boers in South Africa, the Anglos of MexAmerica have demonstrated a respect for much of the culture of the people they conquered, more recently a grasp of the realities of accomodation of minority demands for roles in politics and the economy. Greater initiatives for cooperation with Mexico the periodic meetings of Mexican and American border state governors is a good start is the next step toward assuring this region’s future. Jim Castagnera-Cain is professor of business law at UT-Austin. Political Intelligence ;0’ Benny Poulson, a Lorenzo cotton farmer, mailed us a copy of the Southwest Farm Press with a story quoting Plains Cotton Growers, Incorporated, president Tommy Fondren to the effect that area cotton farmers will actually be receiving only 4.3 cents per pound for their disaster losses rather than the 20.5 cents previously announced. Wayne Board, associate editor of the paper, writes that “Despite being touted as a relief package which would near the $400 million mark for area cotton and grain farmers, figures compiled by the president of Plains Cotton Growers, Incorporated, indicate the USDA will actually be paying out only $48.4 million to cotton growers above what was already budgeted for a normal crop year.” A unique bimonthly newsletter for lovers of good book -s. Reviews and Recommendations of the best books from university presses in the Southwest, by outstanding editors and writers. Discounts of 20% on any book published by the associated university presses, but no required purchases, ever. A special Christmas listing. INTAGLIO will keep you informed and provide the best books about the Southwest at a 20% discount. Subscription for one year is only $10.00. To subscribe, send $10 Or . 696-9797 18 OCTOBER 15, 1982