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A Public Service Message from the American Income Life Insurance Co.Waco, TexasBernard Rapoport, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer CENSORSHIP IN A FREE SOCIETY. ITS A BAD MATCH. Censorship is the greatest tragedy in American literature. It constricts the mind, teaches fear and leaves only ignorance and ashes. Today, all over the country, books are being banned, burned and censored. Teachers, students, librarians, and book and magazine publishers are being harassed. The attacks of these self-appointed censors are endorsed by our silence. The freedom to read is one of our most precious rights. Do something to protect it. Alre ertgaliWa y I want to help continue the fight against censorship in Texas. Enclosed is my taxdeductible contribution for $100 $50 $25 other Make checks payable to People for the American Way 1206 San Antonio, Austin 78701 Tel. 512/472-7007 People for the American Way is a project of Citizens for Constitutional Concerns, Inc., a non-profit, tax exempt organization. The Texas Office was founded in 1982 to reform the textbook selection process and counter censorship attempts by the Gablers and their Far Right allies. 18 SEPTEMBER 16, 1983