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SOCIAL CAUSE CALENDAR FUN AND FUNDING The Travis County Democratic Party is holding a “Funfest” on October 1 from 3 until 6 p.m. at Austin’s Waterloo Park. The event is to raise money for the Democratic Party and will feature speeches, an auction, booths, volleyball, music and refreshments. The Hill Country Express will perform, as will singer-songwriter Bill Oliver. Admission is free. BELLOWS LITHOS IN FORT WORTH “George Bellows: The Artist and His Lithographs, 1916-1924,” a survey of George Bellows’ career as a printmaker, will be on view at the Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, from September 10 until November 13, 1988. Bellows arrived in New York in 1904 where he studied with Robert Henri at the New York School of Art and was among the group of realists depicting commonplace imagery, often with a gentle satirical touch. Bellows took up lithography in 1916 and produced a prodigious amount of work in this medium until his untimely death in 1925 at the age of 42. Many of Bellows’ prints depict sporting themes, particularly boxing subjects, but he also did portraits of family and friends, intimate nude studies, and scenes from ordinary life. For lithographs dealing with political events and controversial issues, he drew from his illustrations for the radical periodical The Masses. For more information contact Irvin Lippman at THURBER AT BROOKHAVEN “Thurber,” a one-man show based on the writings of American humorist James UNIQUE “ROMAN” VILLA ON DISPLAY IN CORPUS “David Giese: The Rise and Fall of Taste,” featuring the fictional Villa Bitricci, will be on exhibit at the Art Museum of South Texas in Corpus Christi from October 7 through November 20. On October 6 between 7 and 9 p.m. the artist will present a slide show and lecture on his intriguing work. Giese’s reinterpretation of Italian antiquities combines historically accurate wall fragments and maps with hilariously impossible historical associations. For example, behind a plaster surface decorated with Greek maidens is a layer of patterns suspiciously like Victorian wallpaper. This architectural journey from the third through 19th centuries notes the emergence and reemergence of art historical icons and is a tribute to the pleasure of patterns and formal arrangements resolved into a coherent beauty. BOUSSARD EXHIBIT IN CORPUS “Dana Boussard: Transitions,” a collection of 16 large fiber works and 40 drawings, will be on display at the Art Museum of South Texas in Corpus from October 7 through November 25, 1988. Boussard’s large fabric works and the drawings for them are stylized photographs drawn from Native American motifs. Reflective of a vanishing way of living on the Montana plains, Boussard’s works often take the form of pictorial diaries. They document everyday occurrences and create images of life in transition and the relationship of humanity to the natural environment. On October 7 at 12 noon, the artist will present a slide lecture concerning her work. Admission is free. For more OBSERVANCES October 1, 1949 Chinese Republic proclaimed. October 1, 1962 James Meredith is first black to enroll at University of Mississippi. October 2, 1800 Nat Turner born. October 2, 1869 Birth of Mohandas Gandhi. October 2, 1970 Environmental Protection Agency established. October 5, 1966 Partial meltdown at Enrico Fermi nuclear reactor in Detroit. October 7, 1879 Joe Hill, IWW organizer and songwriter, born. October 7, 1950 U.S. invades North Korea. October 8, 1871 Great Chicago fire. October 9, 1635 Roger Williams banished from Massachusetts for religious heresy. October 10, 1973 Spiro Agnew resigns as Vice President. October 11, 1884 Eleanor Roosevelt born. October 12, 1961 FBI launches Socialist Worker Disruption Program. October 14, 1964 Martin Luther King, Jr., receives the Nobel Peace Prize. Thurber, will be performed by William Windom at Brookhaven College on October 14. The performance will be held in the College’s Performance Hall beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are $9 and $10. In conjunction with the performance, Thurber cartoons will be on display in the College’s Forum Gallery October 10-14. For more 620-4824. DIALOGUE Continued from page 2 and he will learn that others besides Jews are quite welcome in Israel; indeed, Arabs Kelly’s assertion to the contrary is not merely incorrect; it is seriously and misleadingly so. Further, Kelly’s claim that non-Jewish “natives” of the land were expelled by Jews is also oft-repeated though false, as chapter 11 of Peters’s tome, entitled “Popular Misconceptions about the Population of Palestine,” rather cogently demonstrates. The Observer’ s most serious error is in allowing Kelly the forum in which to continue spreading the hackneyed yet incorrect statement that “Arabs and Jews are both Semitic peoples.” There is no such thing as a Semitic people; there are only Semitic languages. The term “semitic” was coined by a German linguist. The term anti Semitism, on the other hand, was invented during the mid-19th century precisely to refer to anti-Jewish sentiment. I do not necessarily think that Kelly is an anti-Semite; I do not even know him. I do think that you are quite careless, and that is something that a journal that purports to “hew hard to the truth as we find it” ought not to be. David R. Dow Houston 22 SEPTEMBER 30, 1988