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when I returned to the states, she came with me on a visa. I enrolled at the university here in Austin, expecting to flee to Mexico as a journalist once Amelia’s visa had expired. But that year, 1951, they changed the law and she could stay. So I stayed.” And so he did, earning highest honors, at the age of 36, with a bachelor’s degree in English with minors in philosophy and Spanish. By 40, he was a professor in English and anthropology, eventually earn ing a master’s and a doctorate in folklore and Spanish. His classic work, With His Pistol in His Hand: a Border Ballad and Its Hero,” was published by UT Press in 1958. Many more books followed, some scholarly, some dramatic and fictional, all growing out of his love of the Southwest and its people. We had talked for hours and he was tired. “I haven’t done all the things I wanted or was able to do,” he concluded. “But I guess I’ve done OK, considering how far I had to go from scratch. Brownsville was not exactly a place of intellectual ferment. And the war gave my generation and me a late start. My attitude is that we’re all one. That’s what Einstein meant when, arriving in America from Nazi Germany, he had to state to immigration what race he was. He put down ‘the human race.’ Pedigrees are fine for dogs and horses, but not people.” SOCIAL CAUSE CALENDAR PALESTINE WEEK A week of activities focusing on Palestinian issues is scheduled for October 14-22 on the University of Texas Campus in Austin. On October 14, Mamazane Xulu of the African National Congress will discuss South Africa and Israel at 7:30 p.m. in Batts Hall Auditorium. On October 16, the video “Palestine” will be shown at 5:30 p.m. at Texas Union 2.101. On October 14, the video “On Our Land” will be shown at 5:30 p.m. at Texas Union 4.108. On October 17, a panel of “Eyewitness Delegates,” including Texas Civil Liberties Legal Director James Harrington, Hyde Park Presbyterian Church minister Don Bob, Palestine, Texas Mayor Danny Ellison and Southern University political scientist Moriba A. Karamoko will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Academic Center Auditorium. On October 19, Fadwa Malti-Douglas of the U.T. Center for Middle Eastern Studies will discuss “Poetry and Patriarchy, The Autobiography of Fadwa Tugan” at 3:30 p.m. in CMES lounge in the Student Services Building. The video “Wild Flowers” will show on October 20 at the Texas Union Eastwood Room at 5:30 p.m. And on October 20, at the Academic Center Auditorium, a panel will discuss “Women and the Intifada.” The panel will include Rabab Hadi of the Palestine Solidarity Committee and Edna Homa Hunt. U.T. English professor Barbara Harlow will serve as moderator. All events are free and open to the public. COLORADO RIVER CONGRESS Environmental activists from Central Texas will meet at Alma de Mujer, on Lake Travis. The First Congress on the Colorado River, scheduled for October 20-22, will include workshops on ecological subjects and planning for environmental work. For information, call 478-9478. OBSERVANCES October 14, 1964 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., receives the Nobel Peace Prize. October 15, 1969 Two million Americans protest against the Vietnam War. October 16, 1973 Dr. Henry Kissinger wins the Noble Peace Prize. October 20, 1973 U.S. Solicitor General Robert Bork fires Watergate special prosecutors Archibald Cox and William Ruckelshaus in the “Saturday Night Massacre.” October 21, 1937 Uranium Commission appointed by President Roosevelt meets to discuss construction of an A-bomb. October 22, 1951 Five thousand U.S. soldiers at a Nevada test site are intentionally exposed to radiation. CIVIL LIBERTIES FUNDRAISER A Central Texas Civil Liberties fundraiser and Halloween Party is scheduled for 8 p.m. on October 27 at 1415 Wooldridge in Austin. For information, call 477-4335. GUATEMALAN SILENCE Liam Mahony, who recently spent a year in Guatemala with the Peace Brigades International will discuss his experiences: escorting unionists, peasant activists, and human rights workers and visiting repopulated villages, cooperatives, and Christian communities. Mahony will speak at 7:30 p.m. in the Eastwood Room of the U.T. Student Union. NICARAGUAN FUNDRAISER A dance featuring Nicaraguan musicians Luis Enrigue Mejia Godoy and Mancotal, and Austin group Toqui Amaru, is scheduled for October 27 at Liberty Lunch in Austin. Tickets for the 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. dance are $8.50 \(prefrom the dance will be applied to the construction of a children’s hospital in Nicaragua. For information, call 4776007 or 480-0502. A child in downtown Managua, 1987 LOUIS DUBOSE 22 OCTOBER 13, 1989