Letters the Funnel 810 Preston Houston 77002
Many are the times that educators have stressed the importance of a high school ecucation. It has often been pointed out that in the United States, education is free and open to anyone, regardless; yet this is not entirely true.
It has been brought to my attention that a young high school student has been denied the privelege of entering the school of her choice. Refusal of her entry is due to the fact that she is independent of her parents or any legal guardian.
She has for the last two years been independent of her parents and they are fully aware and in agreement with her pursuits. She has in this period of time supported herself on thrity dollars a week and rode a city bus twenty miles each day to attend classes at Spring Branch High School.
This summer she had moved from Spring Branch into the Austin High School district. Since commuting thrity miles to school on the Houston bus system was impractical, she attempted to transfer to Austin High School, and was refused admittance by an indifferent and sisinterested school principle.
I believe anyone with the drive and sincere desire to learn should not be refused an education on any grounds. Education should be free and open to anyone with the desire and mental capacity to learn.
The Houston Independent School District sucks!
Here is $7.50
Pleeze send me the Rag for one (one) year.
I am: E. Moen 508 W. 12th B
Funnel: A POEM FOR OCTOBER
Here we go again,
What will happen
On Oct. 21?
I'll tell you what will
Happen on Oct 21:
Father Gapon Luther King
Will lead the be-belled
In presenting a petition
To the king
Laying on his hand
(as kings will do)
Will give everyone
Or the Clap
While ordering out
And the cops
And the guns
To kill the people
You don't believe me?
By Joanne Syrek
by Trudy Minkoff
Hippies and long haired Americans in general are returning from sunny summer days in Mexico with tales of atrocities.
Some people in Austin recently told of approximately thrity heads who were busted in Huatla, Wahaka (that's mushroom country) in late August and deported from Mexico after being jailed for two or three days. No charges were ever made and apparently immigration authorities never checked to see if any laws had been broken. Every American in town was simply rounded up and expedited. Deportation from Mexico means that an individual may not return without facing up to 10 years in prison.
Another group of hip types from Austin spent a night in jail in friendly Neuvo Larado. When their car became wedged upon rail road tracks they were accused of obstructing traffic which apparently is a capital crime in the category of sabotage.
A rumour we get from California has immigration in some small border town holding bearded folk incognito until they shave.
People who have been travelling south of the broder for years are now getting hassled. The Mexican consulate here in Austin refused some hairly friends the papers required to get into Mexico.
Some speculate that it is the American tourist industry that is the most disturbed by our presence in Acalpulco, etc.
MEMBER UNDERGROUND PRESS SYNDICATE
MULE SKINNER - BITI WATSON
MULE - BRIAN O'LEARY
SUBSCRIPTIONS - ANN MOLLETT
SUPER SHITTE WORKERS -
INDEPENDENT BYSTANDER - NIKI
PUNDIT - DICK REAVIS
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