FREE GIFT Advertising gimmick? Yes. But, the truth’ is you get something free when you come to Futura. Our friendly account representatives are trained to help you through the toughest print job and they’re backed by years of experienced, professional service to the Austin area. At no extra cost to you, they will help you with your next project. Call 442-7836 for a prompt quotation. yee Owned and Managed AUSTIN. TEXAS 1714 S. Congress 442-7836 Data Processing Typesetting Printing Mailing . Public housing was a depression-era construction jobs creation program. During WW II, it was occupied by defense workers. They were permitted to remain in residency after the war because of the severe housing shortage. There weren’t even income limits for continued occupancy. Consequently the management problems of very large projects \(built in the sixties. Master metering of utilities and more efficient staffing is possible on larger projects. Trite though apropos, segregated housing like politics makes strange bedfellows. Just wonder whether Julian, Daniel, Schorr, et al have awakened to their Reaganite bedfellows. At least, Fullinwider seems to have seen through the gung-ho desegregation enforcement with respect to demolition of existing housing. But that’s another letter, article, book. . . . Paul Flowers San Antonio Spirit of Mother’s Day As a participant in the Mother’s Day Peace Encampment at the Peace Farm adjacent to the Pantex nuclear weapons facility near Amarillo, I very much enjoyed Betty Brink’s article, “Women and the Peace Movement,” which appeared in the June 12th Observer. However, as I was responsible for bringing the Mother’s Day Proclamation cited in the article to the women’s gathering, I feel it is my responsiblity to make the following correction and clarification. Julia Ward Howe was the original founder of Mother’s Day. She composed the proclamation in 1870 and it reads as follows: “Arise then, women of this day. Arise all women who have hearts. Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn all that we have been able to teach them of charity, mercy and patience. We women of one country will be too tender of those of another country to allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs. From the bosom of the devastated earth a voice goes up with our own. It says ‘Disarm! Disarm! The sword of murder is not the balance of Justice!’ ” The quotation Ms. Brink used in her article, “Women must make this a day to pray for peace and to deny to governments the lives of any more of our children for cannon fodder in their wars . . .” was from the declaration Margaret Prescod gave following the gathering’s unisonal delivery of Howe’s Proclamation during the rally at the Pantex gates. Given the difference in the tone of these two statements, I think this distinction should be made clear. Kathryn Bowers Gardendale Garcia Led “PASO” J.O. “Pepper” Garcia was a pioneer in author David Montejano’s Chicano civil rights movement \(TO, Garcia fought his way along the Jim Crow path from a tiny house with no plumbing facilities on a dirt road in McKinney, Texas, to be the first Mexican American to graduate from McKinney High School. He was the first president of LULAC in Dallas, the token Chicano charter member of the Democratic Men of Dallas County, the founding president of the Political Association of Spanish-Speaking Organizations in Dallas, and last, but not least, my father. Due to this latter quality, Garcia’s personal papers found their way to my doorstep shortly after his death. During the past 18 months I have spent a great deal of research time supplementing and verifying materials which I found in Garcia’s papers. I have read countless works such as Montejano’s. I thoroughly enjoyed “The Demise of Jim Crow” but, once again, I have been struck with a feeling of injustice for all those who labored for Chicano equality during the 1960s. Researchers, writers and scholars do not seem to be able to agree upon the correct acronym for the Political Association of Spanish-Speaking Organizations. Let me set the record straight: It is “PASO” not “PASSO.” Garcia’s copy of the by-laws, stationery, promotional literature and miscellaneous other documents refer to PASO. The organization did manage to begin chipping away at the demise of Jim Crow politics in Texas and it seems to me that the least we can do is to refer to the organization properly. Cheryl Garcia Steeper Foster City, California Turn-Off Was it really necessary to risk turning off your Catholic readers with that Ben Sargent caricature on your July 31 cover? I can think of several ways to put down a creature like Clements without insulting Catholic women religious. Yeah, I know: “No insult was intended, etc. , etc.” Nevertheless??? John Rohde Irving 6 AUGUST 28, 1987
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