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OBSERVANCES August 28, 1963 The March on Washington, D.C., for civil rights began. August 28, 1968 Hundreds were arrested in Chicago during the Democratic National Convention. September 1-4, 1972 The founding national convention in El Paso of La Raza Unida as an independent political party. September 5, 1882 30,000 workers marched in the first Labor Day parade, New York City. September 5, 1946 Frances Barton was born in Nelsonville, Texas. September 7 Labor Day. September 8, 1965 United Farm Workers’ grape strike began in Delano, California. September 9, 1919 Boston police strike began. September 10, 1897 19 striking miners were killed and 40 were wounded by sheriff’s deputies, Latimer, Pennsylvania. Texas Southern University in Houston on September 11-12. The conference will address such topics as: women and AIDS, insurance and health entitlements, immigration, the military, school policies, employment issues, and AIDS and the criminal justice system. Speakers include Dr. Adam Rios of the Institute for Immunological Disorders, John Minor from the Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Prof. Harion Dalton of the Yale School of Law, Bruce Griffiths of the American Civil Liberties Union, Mauro Montoya from the Whitman Walker Clinic and Prof. Arthur Leonard from the New York Law School. To register send $50 to AIDS CONFERENCE, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, 3100 Cleburne Avenue, Houston, Texas 77004. Additional information is available at above address. SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN THE NUCLEAR AGE A workshop for teachers, students, parents, community educators and concerned citizens seeking hope and awareness in a world threatened by nuclear war will be held in Austin on October 9-11. Speakers will include Dr. Tom Hirschfeld and Dr. Richard Kramer on the History of the Arms Race, Sister Terri McKenzie on Russia: Up Close and In Person, Dr. Wes Wallace, M.D., on Health Care Costs of the Arms Race. Other topics addressed will include: Teaching Controversial Issues, Educating for Peace and Justice and Teaching of Critical Thinking Skills. The workshop, which will include small group meetings and general assembly speeches, is sponsored by Educators for Social Responsibility and will be offered at no cost. Contact Janet Shanks of ESR at NATIONAL WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH Houston Area NOW is sponsoring an essay contest to encourage awareness of women’s history among schoolchildren. The contest opens August 1 and ends December 15, 1987. The contest includes three divisions: elementary, middle school/junior high, and senior high. Prizes include $100 savings bonds for first place winners, certificates, books and games. For more MEXIC-ARTE PRESENTS THE EXPERIMENTAL SALON Mexic-Arte’s Experimental Salon, a unique art exhibit featuring performance art, installations, video, conceptual, xerox and neon art, will open September 6 at 7:3010:00 p.m. and continue through September 27 at the Moody Hall Atrium Gallery, St. Edward’s University, 3001 South Congress, Austin. Gallery hours are 8 a.m.-8 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends. Admission is free. 16 DE SEPTIEMBRE CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL Mexic-Arte will present a children’s hands-on art activity Mexican Independence Day with children working on pinatas, flags, paper flowers, masks and puppets at Zaragosa Park, 741 Pedernales, in San Antonio, September 15-16 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Admission is free for children under 12. For MARCH FOR PEACE A “Stop Contra Aid/ March for Peace in Central America” rally has been called for August 29 starting at noon in Austin at the state capitol. Sponsored by Chicanos Against AFTERWORD FOR AUSTIN’S SCHOLZ GAR-TEN to have gone through so many hoops and loops and still land on its feet is something for which we should all be grateful. And I am, I am. For who else has ignored the fickle winds of Austin fashion and always coerced friends into meeting me there on my every trip to town? Who else but Bill Helmer, a prominent figure in culinary conservativisin, lives and eats in Chicago. I have endured their scorn for my continuing defense of Scholz’s food? And who but I have maintained an 011ie North’s blind love for Scholz’s waitresses? the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. So it is only as a slave to truth that I withhold total approval of the Scholz rehabilitation effort and sound a sour note or two, lest I lose my credibility as a restaurant reviewer. In 1985 I nearly croaked when the Austin American-Statesman ran a lead story in the local section with the headline, SCHOLZ GARTEN PUT ON MARKET BY TAVERN OWNER. One couldn’t make any sense from it, but the article seemed to be saying that Larry Bales, who was owner or lessor or something of an entity called Scholz Garten, was threatening to sell the business, sell the building, lease it, sublease it, sell his lease, or in some way screw up everything, if he could just figure out how to get around problems created by the building’s landmark status and the Saengerrunde organization that owned the property. I concluded, finally \(and in these very pages; September 13, much Bales as it was Scholz Garten itself. As the ancestral home of local liberals who have largely abandoned it, Scholz’s was using Bales, in some metaphysical way, in an effort to reunite the squabbling factions and different generations of Austin’s liberal community by holding itself hostage and placing itself in peril. The old external-threat Garden of Dubious Delights By Bill Helmer 22 AUGUST 28, 1987