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THE HOMING PIGEON La Paloma Mensajera / La Kuriencolontso Le Pigeon Voyageur tyr , –ur/44 4rXvil international books, periodical 8 Imports ROUTE 1 BOX 813 ELOPI, TEXAS 78621 512/276-7962 KELSEY PfGGV KELSEY were up 81 percent citywide over the same period last year. Murders jumped 38 percent and aggravated assaults were up 52 percent. “There’s been shooting out here every morning before day,” Smith said. Asked why she stays, she replied, “If I had any place else to go, I’d be ready to leave.” LARRY CLAYTON works as a yardman at a house in Cloverdale, one of Montgomery’s old, estab lished neighborhoods where whites pour money into fine old houses and black laborers tend to the kitchens, yards, and children that come with those houses. He makes $5 an hour. He’s 29, and he says proudly that he has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Georgia. Like many residents of Cleveland Court, he insists he’s here until he can move on to something better. But he blamed the problems of the project, in part, on cuts in federal funding for programs for the poor. “This is the number-one crime project in Montgomery,” Clayton said. But, he added, “The police can’t do it by themselves.” Asked if the area needs better police protection, he said it will require more than that. Like his elderly neighbors, he’s careful to be inside his apartment once the sun goes down. “This neighborhood makes them feel this way,” he said. “I’d think the same thing if I was a police officer.” Clayton stays here in part because his parents live in Montgomery. But he said he knows he’ll probably have to move away to get a better job. “In the months ahead, I look forward to getting out of town to get a job,” he said. “As long as I’m out of here, with God’s help, it doesn’t matter. Anything will do.” His apartment at Cleveland Court is poorly furnished but filled with National Geographic magazines, library books and old textbooks. He paraphrases a passage from James Baldwin something he read in one of the books he keeps in his apartment. “I feel like I’ve got all this self-esteem inside me, but I’m being locked away from it, blocked away from it,” he said. “I will have it some day.” Thanks For 35 Great Years! State Representative Linebarger District 47 Travis, Hays, Blanco and Llano Counties Not Printed At Stae Expense GAL/vaill A G&L VBJ OFFICE PRODUCTS a .iiTiii 14 / Displaying Over 18,000 Sq Office Supplies Furniture Social Stationery Calculators Supplies Printing Rubber In EXPERIENCED SALES STAFF TO ASSIST YOU COMPUTER & WORD PROCESSING SINCE 1874 Feet Business& Drafting Stamps SUPPLIES 444p, ERGONOMIC COMPUTER FURNITURE TRAINED SPECIALISTS TO ASSIST YOU PLENTY OF FREE PARKING AT DOOR FREE DELIVERY Now Two Locations To Serve You DOWNTOWN NORTH 837-8019 447-1234 10101 BURNET RD 515 S. CONGRESS We ARE the Majority! The Texas Abortion Rights Action League Sig nature Ad needs you! Join thousands of other pro-choice Texans in showing the world that Texas IS pro-choice by including your name in our annual signature ad. The ad, part of our annual celebration of the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, will be printed in the Austin American Statesman on January 20th, then distributed to all state politicians. This is the place where you can join pro choice supporters state-wide in this giant show of support for choice in Texas! Please complete and mail this ad, along with $10 for each individual name to be included and $25 for each organiza tion or business, to TARAL, 905-D West Oltorf, Austin, TX 78704, by Monday, January 8. If you would like a copy of the ad after publication, please add $1. NAME ADDRESS CITY ST ZIP Extra $1 enclosed for Copy of Ad Because TARAL is a non-profit political lobby, contribu tions are not tax-deductible as charitable contributions. 32 DECEMBER 29, 1989