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Attorney General Jim Mattox got his MANDATE before the election. P.O. SOCIAL CAUSE CALENDAR PAYCHECK IN SMITHVILLE The Bastrop County Women’s Center will host a benefit featuring Johnny Paycheck and the Phillip East Family Band October 16, 8 p.m., Smithville American Legion. For N.O.W. CONVENTION The National Organization for Women will hold its Texas State Convention October 18-20 at the Sheraton Centre Park Hotel in Arlington. The convention is open to the public and will feature Eleanor Srneal, National N.O.W. President, and Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, daughter of the late Sen. Robert Kennedy, as speakers. Workshops include pay equity, abortion terrorism, sexual harassment, Third World women, and teenage pregnancy. Registration fees range from $20 to $40. On-site registration will be available. For more information, call THE TEXAS LANDSCAPE The Art Center continues its exhibition of works by traditional Texas landscape artist October 20 at 1300 College Drive in Waco. Eisenlohr’s paintings, drawings, and prints are on view Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday 1-5 p.m. WOMEN AND TEXAS The Texas State Historical Association will sponsor a “Women and Texas –seminar October 25 in Austin. For information. contact George B. Ward, TSHA, 2.306 Sid Richardson Hall, University Station, Austin, 78712. LABOR WOMEN SEMINAR The Coalition of Labor Union Women will hold a statewide seminar October 25-27 at the Austin Quality Inn South. More information is available from the Texas AFL-CIO, P.O. Box 12727, Austin, 78711. FAMILY VIOLENCE CONFERENCE The Texas Council of Family Violence will sponsor its fourth annual conference November 5 in Dallas. This year’s topics include counseling and direct services for battered women, programming for men who batter, management and administration, and OBSERVANCES October 12, 1961 FBI launches Socialist Worker Disruption Program. October 14, 1964 Martin Luther King, Jr., receives the Nobel Peace Prize. October 15, 1969 Two million Americans demonstrate nationwide against the Vietnam war. October 18, 1978 President Carter orders production of neutron bomb components. October 19, 1923 . War Resisters League founded. October 21, 1967 700 arrested in Vietnam war protest at Pentagon. October 22, 1951 5,000 U.S. soldiers intentionally exposed to radiation by nuclear weapons test in Nevada. topical issues in family violence. Contact TCFV, 509-A West Lynn, Austin, 78703. THE POWER OF NON-VIOLENCE The Fellowship of Reconciliation will hold its Southern regional conference and retreat November 14-17 near Castroville, offering workshops on bringing non-violence into the kitchen and into the office, sanctuary and Central America, and civil disobedience/divine obedience. Workshop participants include Jack Elder, formerly of Casa Oscar Romero, Mobi Ho of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship, and other peace activists. Children’s programs and care will be available, although the conference is designed to encourage whole-family particiinclude overnight facilities and meals. Registration should be completed as soon as possible. For information, contact .F.O.R., 2215 W. Mistletoe, San Antonio 78201. VIOLENCE IN THE HOME The Center for Battered Women provides speakers to talk to groups of all sizes on the issue of family violence and its prevention. Violence strikes closer to home than most people realize. For more information, call The Center for Battered Women’s FELLOWSHIPS FOR MINORITIES The National Research Council will administer the Ford Foundation Doctoral Fellowships for Minorities program, which will offer 40 three-year predoctoral fellowships and 10 one-year dissertation fellowships to Mexican Americans/Chicanos, Black Americans, American Indians or Alaskan Natives, and Puerto Ricans. Fellowship applications must be submitted by November 15. Each predoctoral fellowship will include an annual stipend of $10,000 to the Fellow, and a $6,000 institutional grant in lieu of tuition and fees. Dissertation Fellows will receive a stipend of $18,000 with no institutional grant. The National Research Council also will award 35 Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships for Minorities, providing postdoctoral research experience at a not-for-profit institution of higher education or research of the Fellow’s choice. The deadline for submitting postdoctorate fellowship applications is January 17, 1986. Inquiries concerning all fellowship application materials and program administration should be addressed to the Fellowship Office, National Research Council, 2101 Constitution Avenue, Washington, D.C., 20418, CALL FOR PLAYWRIGHTS Capitol City Playhouse announces a call for new scripts to be considered in its New Theater Development Program. The program takes scripts from paper to production in a nearly year-long process, which includes script submission, a playwright workshop, public readings, works-in-progress, and a new theater festival. Scripts for plays, musicals, and one-acts are eligible for consideration and must be submitted by December 1. Authors will be notified by December 15 if they are accepted into the next phase of the program, an intense 6-8 week workshop costing $100. For more information, contact Marla MacDonald, 214 2966. SUBSCRIBE TO THE OBSERVER 22 OCTOBER 11, 1985