self-help development projects and disaster relief internationally, is cotlec in tools to support stru’, U.S.-Nicaragua relations, will send a caravan of truck U.S.. in June to collea materials to car, \\ arrive in point of the information on how for the guide, “Ho Nicaragua,” and related Oxfam America, 513 Vi ace witness . at the Pantex nucl plant will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the holocaust at Hiroshima and Nagasaki August 4 -6. Pilgrimag will leave from various Texas locati6 throughout the summer, in groups 4’41kers .f, OBSERVANCES May 1937 Myrle Zappone organized a strike against the Shirlee Frock Co., San Antonio, which marked the first real victory for the ILGWU in Texas. May 17, 1893 Caroline Crowell, the first woman physician at the UTAustin Health Center and first woman physician in Austin, was born. May 17, 1954 The U.S. Supreme Court oulawed segregation of public schools in the Brown v. Board of Education decision. May 23, 1925 The final session of Texas’ only all-woman Supreme Court was held to decide on a case involving an all male secret organization. en ledhx.local celebs. For informaon on area contact the Austin Peace and Justice Coalition, .4877; or 474-2399 or, come to the s planning meeting May 23, Beet Oart en, Austin; call for TES ;ion of fi Zf u par bi k ic 00 s fr om ay iiTgOat. The’ concerti is being sponsored by the City Ot and the Music Performance’; T r ust Funds, a public service organization that uses payments from record sales to .1:4:**tOlans for presentations of free , Irve laic performances in local communities. For a schedule of Austin concerts, contact: Gordon 6511, x 2586. MEDICAL RELIEF FOR CENTRAL AMERICA The Texas Committee for Health Aid to Central America is asking Texas physicians to make tax deductible donations of medicines, equipment, and supplies to be sent to Central America. Information packets about the organization and its project are available for folks to send to health care providers. For information, contact TX-CHACA, POPULAR ECONOMICS FOR ACTIVISTS The Center for Popular Economics, Amherst, MA, will offer two one-week sessions in economics for activists in labor unions, religious, community, minority, and women’s organizations; the environmental movement; and other progressive groups, August 4 -10, and August 18-24, Summer Institute for Popular Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. The course provides an intensive exposure to economic analysis, facts, and research methods; topics include unemployment, inflation, the tax revolt, the U.S. and the Third World, Reaganomics, the economics of sexism, racism, occupational health, the environment, etc. The goal of the Institute is to provide activists with economic knowledge and skills that will help them in their organizing and political work, and in combatting “New Right economics.” For an information brochure on fees, child care, and the program contact: Center for Popular Economics, the Summer Institute, Box 785, Amherst, MA, 01004, Valerie LgPeFP, 545-0743. Sn \\i \p 6, San Francisco CA, 94110, 11 oadway MA . 021 \(6 1211. The pilgrimage AFTERWORD y OU’VE GOT TO figure that Patsy Cline knew what it was to have troubles. This is what I’m thinking as I’m driving the highway north through Texas with a Patsy Cline tape playing. You’ve got to figure she was a moody kind of woman. What with all the sad songs she has. Lonesome songs are good for a long stretch of highway, though. Things naturally start to wobble and shake when you’re moving, anyway. Just like an unbalanced load in a trailer. Things can start to wobble inside you, too. The best thing to do if you’re stuck with a sad feeling is to get off the interstate. Interstates are made for people who are well-adjusted. People with appointments to keep. People who don’t care for the past. So I get off the interstate. I find an exit and a back road, hoping it will lead somewhere. And Patsy Cline sings of love and pain. I fall to pieces, she confides, each time I see you again. And such things. I see by the signs that I am heading for Moody, Texas. Something seems right about that. Maybe it will be a place as sad and outdated as the songs I listen to. Maybe it will have a Main Street and an old drugstore with “sundries” and “notions.” Maybe it will be a place to get lost in my own moody notions. “Heartaches!” Patsy Cline declares, just as I pass a badly faded Chamber of Commerce welcome sign. “Welcome Ballad of the Moody Cafe By Dave Denison 22 MAY 17, 1985,
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