The Witan, 1976-1977 Academic Year, V. 4 No. 6, January 1977

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The Witan, 1976-1977 Academic Year, V. 4 No. 6, January 1977

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French Justice?, Plague Spreads, Witan Editorials, C.L.A. Active, Small is Beautiful, Frat Slates Mock Trial, Placement News

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David Baram, John Austin, Dan Edwards, Chuck Billings, Kayo Mullins, Raymond A. Demone, Pablo Bustamante, Victor Hugo Negron, Pat Flachs, Sue Hall

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St. Mary's University School of Law San Antonio Texas, St. Mary's University School of Law Student Bar Association, Sarita Kenedy Law Library

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1977-01

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Volurne 4, No. J.

January, 1977

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Student Newspaper Of St. Mary's University School Of Law, Scin Antonio, Texas

French Justice?
by David Baram
Based on the Extradition convention between Israel and France, Israel pursuant to Section 10 of this Treaty, urgently requested on January 10, 977, that the French government in Arab terrorist, Black September leader, "Abu Daoud". According to of the Extradition Section 11 Convention , French authorities were obligated to detain the subject for a period not longer than sixty days, request for pending a formal extradition by the complaining State. Israel submitted its extradition request based on evidence that Mr. Daoud allegedly mastermindep the massacre of eleven Israel i athletes during the 1972 Munich Olympics. This request was made after Israeli officials learned from the news media that French police had already arrested Mr. Daoud for entering France under an assumed name and _ false passport. In violation of the spirit 'Wand accords of the Treaty, French authorities never informed the Israeli Ambassador of the arrest, nor kept him abreast of the legal proceedings. Contrary to accepted practice, Israel was not allowed to be represented at · the extradition hearing . The proceeding was held in camera, even though French law guarantees an open form hearing unless the court decides otherwise, on grounds that must be expressly stated. After a specially convened, and secret hearing, Mr. Daoud was released and flown out of France. It was claimed that the extradition treaty was entered into force in 1974 or 1975 and that the crimes committed by Mr. Daoud commenced in 1972, prior to the accord. It is also contended ·that the provision in the Israeli Criminal Code that would subject terrorists to Israeli jurisdiction, was passed on \ .March 1, 1973 after this atrocity was , committed. Finally it is argued, that \ Israel's request for extradition did not meet the formal requisites contained in the Treaty. French authorities defended their acquittal on these grounds. Israel, outraged and dismayed by the French decision, has released a point by point refutation of the legal ' principles relied upon by the French court. They are as follows: 1. The extradition treaty between France and Israel was signed on November 12, 1958, and ratified on November 14, 1971. Since 1971 several persons have been extradited to France on the basis of this agreement; 2. The murders in Munich were committed in September 1972, and Article 23 of the treaty explicitly states that crimes committed prior to its entry are within its purview; 3. The Israeli Criminal Code conferring jurisdiction was in existence long before this crime took place ; 4. The argument that French courts have no jurisdiction over terrorist acts committed outside the country is erroneous in that Article 55 of the French Constitution of October 4, 1958 expressly states that in the event of a contradiction between an international treaty and French law, the treaty shall be applied; 5. On November 10, 1976, France signed the European Convention which regulates the suppression of terrorism . This is another instance of France's moral and legal commitment to cooperate with other nations in combating terrorism; and 6. It is true that Israel's request did not meet the formalities contained in the treaty. However it should be noted that under the'· treaty , arrest is automatic upon request, and legal proceedings are to be held after receipt of the formal request for extradition. Instead, French authorities held a hastened and secret trial , without informing the Israeli Ambassador, or giving the four days advance notice required. Based on the facts avai lab Ie, the (Continued on page 3)

Plague Spreads
by John Austin The lawyer is the blackhat in the paradoxes anq metaphors, the author human psycho-drama. As societal ends by begging the most significant whipping-boy nonpariel, he is trotted issue raised. Our most dangerous through his part , exciting both national trait, says Auerbach , is our " contentious individualism". The veneration and villification . From exacerbation ot this quality by lawyers among the audiences grudgingly given who encourage " People to act as if accolades and none too muted imprecations, the odd missile is every human problem has a legal thrown Conspicuous among those solution" will eventually fragment us, Auerbach argues. He obviously recently launched is alittle incendiary believes this and wishes us to as well; by J .S. Auerbach, "A Plague of Lawyers" (Harpers , Oct. '76). but mysteriously wastes a good deal of his arguments on cheap shot at It's provoking that so well-written an article be at the same time , so legal formalism. It's apodictic that wrong-minded , and ultimately invidious . Replete with catchy parallels, (Continued on Page 6)

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Witan Editorials
Where were. we? Oh yes. Now I remember. I am sure that we haven't heard the last concerning the tuition issue. The Witan will make a concerted effort in the next o issue or issues to give other concerned parties an opp. rtunity to explore this subject through their own' respective viewpoint. As for recent developments in other areas of student faculty and administrative concern, the SBA last Wednesday had a rather interesting meeting that deserves mention. The practice of some faculty members of relying primarily on "objective" tests was unanimously condemned by formal vote of that august body. That is to say, while the SBA recognized the efficacy of maintaining and promoting academic freedom in the faculty, the practice of relegating a students' grade totally to a True or False and/or A,B,C,D, hopefully E but never F approach was rejected as being less than a reliable indicator of one's knowledge and .understanding. This brief column is not the place to quibble over various educational testing theories. But I wanted to make the point that it was the consensus of the SBA, whose members are both duly elected and respected by the law students, that a semester's worth of preparation and lecture deserves more than the old No.2 lead pencil, fill in the 0 routine. I bet you agree. True or False (No. 2 lead pencil, please). And, I understand that LAW DAY this year will be held on April 1. Dean Raba has told me that this year the format will be somewhat different. No dinner is slated but in its place we will have a luncheon at the officer's club at one of the local military bases. Cocktails will be served that afternoon back on campus. Hopefully the awards format at least as pertains to student organizations will be somewhat different also. (See Witan, Editorial, Vol. 4 No.2 Pg. 2, Sept. 1976). Finally, since this brief column has dealt with a little bit of everything this time, it seems only appropriate to end with a little riddle which I find real cute and dandy. Not only does the Witan criticize but we also provide mirth and cheer, as well. Here goes.How does one ascertain whether or not a transexual is ticklish? You give him a test tickle. Really good, no?

Viewpoint

by Kayo Mullins

I am disillusioned . Perhaps it's my laws . own fault. Maybe I shouldn't cling to If I sound disappointed it is only my naivete like one clings to a life because I am. My disappointment preserver in a storm-tossed sea, but I comes not so much from the fact that can't help it. All my life I was told law school is not what it's cracked up about the magnificent system of to be, as it does from watching the justice in the United States. Now, in effect law school has on my fellow law school, where this system is students. Many, before they came studied in depth, I find "justice here, had the same ideals as I. But system" is a misnomer. Justice does now , I watch them concede one pOint not enter into the system at all. after another to the establishment I came to law school to become a which they so recently hated and member of a noble profession (another openly fought. They quiver in fear that misnomer). I wanted to right wrongs, the Dean will have reason to place champion the "little" man, and fight their face with their name. Low profile for those helpless causes which is the watch word around here. everyone accepts as a result of the Others, who until recently wore long hair and raggy jeans as symbols of nature of man (maybe tilt windmills their independence and defiance, now too). In law school I expected to have razor cut hair and three piece pin acquire the tools necessary to achieve striped suits. I could accept this these ends. The myth that shrouds the concession if it were not for the fact truth about law school led me to that often the guts to stand up for believe that was what law school was all about. Where the myth comes from what they once believed goes with it. When you lose the courage to say I don't know, but the truth-the truth openly what you believe, you also lose is so different. The only time I have heard th~ word "justice" in a year and . respect, credibility and force behind I a half of classes was when I was your opinion. warned not to look for it in the tax . Perhaps one reason for this change

of heart of many is the professors. (It is by no means the only or even the main reason.) From the profs we are to learn how to be lawyers. They don't teach justice and how to achieve i They teach money and how to make i Have you ever noticed how their eyes light up every time they merely say the word money? Some shake noticeably with excitement when they talk about a case in which the parties are big corporations . Their gleaming eyes and enthusiasm are contagious. It seems to infect almost everyone. Perhaps if the student's convictions were strong to start with, they would not be effected so easily . . The purpose of this article is two-fold. The first is for me to assure myself that I have not been caught up in this epidemic. The second is to warn that the longer you have this disease the harder it is to shake. It is mere illusion to think that after you have an established practice you will change back to your old idealism. You will then be fat, old and comfortable and too lazy to change. Now is the time to right the wrongs, champion the "little" man , and fight for those hopeless causes which everyone accepts as the result of the nature of man (maybe tilt windmills too). Now or never.

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French Justice?
[continued from page 1] reasonably prudent person undoubtedly would agree that France committed a grave miscarriage of justice. The political reasons prompting France to behave so irresponsibly are open for discussion. However there are certain desecrating influences that cannot be overlooked. First, might have Daoud 's extradition caused great strain between France and her oil-supplying Arab countries. Second, France had just agreed to sell Egypt Mirage fighters, and to construct an assembly plant in Egypt for the planes. Lastly, France feared the enragement of other Arab terrorist groups known for their merciless retaliatory tactics. As the Israeli Consulate General's Office in Houston, Texas said, "These breaches of international law by France will only serve to encourage international terrorists who will from now on be aware that a legal precedent exists making it possible for murderers to find asylum on French soil under the cloak of in camera proceedings." By David Baram ·Source: Consulate General of Israel, 1 . Greenway Plaza East, Suite 722, Houston, TX.

Pictured abo¥e~ is the 1st meeting of the Las Vegas Nevada chapter of the St. Mary's Law School Alumni Association. [L to R] Kelly Slade, District Judge Carl Christensen, Bob Masse formed the association to further awareness of the Law School in the Las Vegas area.

by Dan Edwa~ds & Chuck Billings On Jan. 19, the C.L.A . held its first judicial offices. The anticipated cost of the luncheon will be $7.50 which luncheon of the new year. The guest ' includes a mixed drink. peaker was Col. Donald S. O'Neil of The C.L.A. continues to host the Sam Houston who spoke on the monthly luncheons on campus . This court martial system in the military. tradition has recently enjoyed a new Col. O'Neil received his law degree burst of enthusiasm as new and from Marquette University in 1947 and interesting speakers continue to has served in the military's Judge enthral the students with information Advocate General Corps (JAGC). and stories of legal life. · The Col. O'Neil's lecture was essentially Association brings a broad range of an outline of the military court martial noted experts in the field of criminal system and encompassed such law . S.ome of the fi ne speakers in the aspects as the hierarchy of the past have been; Judge John F. Onion, different military tribunals and their Jr., Presiding Judge of the Texas jurisdictional limitations, processes Court of Criminal Appeals; John J. of appeals, and the roles of both Flynn, defense attorney in Miranda v. counsel and judge at these different Arizona; William Sessions, U.S . levels. Also discussed were the rights Attorney and others . of the accused and an explanation of Two proposed programs which the the differences between the military Association is presently organizing and civilian court systems. and hopes to have in effect soon are NEW MEMBERS WELCOMED an Indigent Defense Program and a Juvenile Law Program. Membership in C.L.A. entitles the Some people may tell you to join student to attend the annual Court of this organization because you will Criminal Appeals luncheon in Austin receive a certificate, suitable for (to be held February 4th). This activity includes a mid-day meal with the framing. Others will tell you to join to Judges in an informal exchange of get the wallet identification card. But viewpoints and ideas. Afterwards, the the true benefit of this organization i~ in its co-curricular commitment to the individual judges will take the members on guided tour of the furtherance 6f the study of criminal law. capital, . thier chambers, and other

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A lawyer is all individual who passes as an expert by reason of his ability to turn out with prolific fortitude an infinite string of incomprehensible logic calculated with micromatic precision from vague assumptions which are based on debateable premises ' taken from inconclusive past experiences by relying on the pro· blematical testimony of persons of doubtful reliability and questionable mentality for the avowed purpose of confounding a mystic and hopelessly confused group of fanatics known as judges.

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Witan is published by students of SI. Mary 's ' Law School, monthly except June and lu ly. The views expressed herein are those of thF- Idividual writers and do not necessarily reflec t t , . of the WITAN, its editors , the administra' . ,. ~ culty , unless otherwise stated. The Edito: ,. - .1sible for the views expressed in uns ir. .l~.:r .1i:,·les . Articles in WITAN may be r ~p, >e ~c d and quoted provided that credit is extended to the publication and the aut hor of the article so used and notice of such use is given to the publication :

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REVIEWS
by Raymond A. Demone

SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL: E.F. Schumacher

Small is Beautiful
The problem with economic theory is that it has become so complex as to be incomprehensible to most of us. Topics which once were mere components of the whole of economic theory have grown into separate disciplines , such as macro, micro, and econometrics to name but· a few. With the proliferation of so called economic specialities, do you wonder how you can ever understand modern economics without becoming lost in the maze of components? Well, relax, you have Small is Beautiful. The author, who is a British economist and philosopher, has formulated what appears to be a better way to run Planet Earth-economically speaking . Instead of using the sterile charts and graphs of traditional economic treatises, Mr. Schumacher has presented his enlightening economic game plan as if you matter. That is, the language is refreshingly readable with not a Single "marginal propensity to consume" to be found anywhere . With an impecable command of the Queen's English he wi ll convince you that biggest is not always best. The basic premise of this work is simply that economic developmentnot Henry Kissinger-will have the greatest impact on world peace. Peace, as Mr. Shumacher conceptualizes it , is not merely a state of non-war, but genuine serenity. On the surface this seems like a utopian dream. But read on and you'll find that the author is no dreamer. Schumacher's thesis is set out in four parts which deal with the economic problems of: the modern worl d; the use, development, and dis'ribution of resources; suggesti ons for the economic development of t he Third World; and the fallacies and shortcom ings of current economic org anization. Small is Beautiful is not, however, merely a criticism of modern economic madness . Solutions which are practical, sensible, and humane are offered wherever current policies are crit\~fZ'ed. As a pOint of departure Schumacher postulates that the super powerscapitalist and communist alike - cause an irreversible waste of non-renewal resources which puts the developed nations on a collision course. By way of example, Schumacher points out that the developed nations become much more dependent on non-renewabies dwindle to the point of scarcity, it will be the developed nations who will have the strength, and, most important, the utter need to slug it out over that last drop of oil, or water. If the prospect of a world with only a few drops of oil or water left seems too remote to be of any concern, then you have unwittingly come to grips with the reasons for Small is Beautiful. The pOint is that our economists develop . long range plans which conceptualize tomorrow in terms which will maximize economic growth today. Those long range plans look forty or fifty years down the road - at most. But that's not far enough when we consider that the world's supply of oil, among other things, will be gone by then . No matter how far ahead we plan, as long as those plans are for the purpose of perfecting today , they will be aleatory. Schumacher warns that such long range planning is fatal to economists and all o~ us because the future cannot be controlled, and today's greed is not a factor in the survival of the human race. People do not remain as constant as numbers, and, therefore, any sort of planning that does not account for the flaws of humanity is done in a vaCl,lum. Moreover, to the uncertainty of the future range planning is inaccurate, requires stop-gap measures to fill in the holes which occur when any plan is built on such shaky foundation as greed. Most important, however, the economists' brand of long range planning is unprofitable because It wastes the non-renewables essential to long range survival. Schumacher takes the adage, 'take care of the little things and the big things will take care of themselves', and builds it into 'plan the details and you will have a detailed plan'. To plan any other way creates scales which are far too cumbersome to manage, and which do not take into account the world's most important resour us. Schumacher contends tha economics of giantism and aut a· tion is a left over of nineteenth century conditions and ... thinking and (Continued On Page 8)

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Evidentiary Admissions
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One. Let's try it. You 'll catch on. Two. Whoops. Who taught who? You're still back in first semester. One. In Boston . Try this. Even though I was in Boston, I know the Vikings lost. Two. Move over a little. Want of personal knowledge . ,l , One. No, not true. Turn on the light. I saw it on television. Two. Guaranteed trustworthiness? Try his way. My brother told me lost. One. Try, hearsay, my baby . Two. 'Oh' yes. Imagine that in court. One. Yeah , Woods would freak out. Two. You testified you ' were in Boston. Oops . But tell me about the game. One. Want of personal knowledge? Two. Can we keep this up' much longer? One. Keep trying . Try this. I know that I don't know who won . Two. No, no, no, ow . Try it this way . I don't know that I know who won. One. Yeah, Tibbs febber that way . Two. Tibbs febber? One. Fits better that way . Two. Want of personal knowledge, no doubt. One. Hearsay. Inexperienced declar- . ant. One . My brother told me that while he was in Boston, the ' Vikings won. Two. Depends on the purpose. One. 'Ok.' Gasp. Whether they won or not. Two . Hearsay. Ouch. One. Fran wrote before and promised me they'd win. Two. Hah! Oh! Both! Hearsay and want of personal knowledge. Ah-hah! . One. I can 't think any more . Two. Go on . Let's not waste time. One. Do we have to talk about law all the time?

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Plague Spreads
empty formalism is all too often a monkey on the back of susbtantive justice. However, pointing out the need for a " Luther of the Law," suggesting that, as Luther made every man his own priest , the legal Luther would and should make every oQe his own advocate, Auerbach over-stretches his analogy. He ignores or refuses to see that, while it may be conceivable to anticipate disinterested justice from on high, it's a dangerously "naive delusion to expect to wrest it easily from our fellows here below , even with the aid of expensive talent , and under the best of circumstances . While Profess Auerbach might plead effectively for himself , the fact is , that most people cannot. The author obviously has trouble in restraining himself from telling us that we'd better shape up, or else . Instead he approaches the prospect obi iq uely ; " A move toward substantive justice would generate a major redistribution of political power,' which might ultimately subvert the legal system itself ... the on Iy choice is to accept the legal framework , however constricting it is , and provide legal services to

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entertain. One can hear the cries of outrage from the Wellesley College faculty (Auerbach's observation post on the social change front) when they are all herded off for their compulsory service. What's good for Justice is good for Learning, right, professor? This sort of non-thinking is typical of the contradictions that comprise much of the article. Decrying the numbers of lawyers in government, he suggests compelling them to go into "publ ic service." Auerbach eventually concedes that "modern America could not easily surviv" the absence of lawyers," e although one can hear him swallowing hard to choke this nugget of wisdom down . However, Auerbach's conclusion is actually only the beginning of wisdom. What America could easily survive is the absence of more of such drivel as this article, served up in the form of a feature article in a major magazine. Auerbach is content to settle for polemical pillorying, a choice which unfortunately simply leaves him hoist by his own petard, and the audience wondering why the boy in the peanut gallery insists on tossing firecrackers .

anyone who needs them." Gasp! What a daring notion . The only problem is, it's already been thought of, and is well on its way to being implemented, " in the form of pre-paid legal services. As for the author's suggestion that "we could compel lawyers to donate several years of practive to public service ," it's too laughable a notion to

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Fruit Salad, Marble Swirl or Angel Food?
PART III In aur first article, we established certain gaals. Amang these were an examinatian af the campasitian af minarities past and present at aur l.aw Schaal, and a camparisan between this Law Schaal and ather ABA-accredited law schaals across the United States . We wish to. address aurselves to. these particular tapics in this article. , An interview with Dean Ernest Raba Irevealed the minarity enrallment at aur ,Law Schaal since 1970 to. be as Ifallaws: In the Fall af 1970, the American Bar Assaciatian did nat require a breakdawn af minarities, and the anly figure af minarities available far 1970 an enrallment af 26 wamen. The BA did nat require a breakdawn far years priar to. 1971. Figures priar to. this time are available in fragmented farm anly, since the ABA and the Department af Health, Educatian and Welfare did nat require minarity categarizatian by law schaals priar to. 1970, and the cansalidatian and breakdawn alane af these statistics wauld entail a minimum af twa weeks' full-time wark, accarding to. Dean Raba. In academic year 1971, there were enralled at aur Law Schaal 49 Mexican-Americans (6 was the natianal average), 2 Blacks (23 was the natianal average), 1 American Indian (1 was the natianal average), and 1 Asian (3 was the natianal average). There was a tatal af 28 wamen enralled at St. Mary's Law Schaal by Pablo Bustamante and Victor Hugo Negron, Jr. beginning academic year 1971. In Fall 1972, 38 Mexican-Americans (7 was the natianal average) , 2 Blacks (28 was the natianal average), 1 American Indian (1 was the natianal average and, 1 Asian (4 was the natianal average) There was a tatal af 39 wamen enralled at aur Law Schaal beginning academic year 1972. Fall 1973 revealed that there were 35 Mexican-Americans (9 was the natianal average) , 4 Blacks (30 was the natianal average), 1 American Indian (1 was the natianal average) , ~nd 1 Asian (5 was the natianal' average enralled . A tatal af 63 wamen were enralled at St. Mary's Law Schaal beginning academic year 1973. Academic year 1974 saw 30 Mexican-Americans (8 was the natianal average) and 6 Blacks (31 was the natianal average) enrolled. Tatal schaal female enrallment at that time was 77. In Fall 1975, . 35 Mexican-Americans (8 was the natianal average), 8 Blacks (32 was the natianal average), 1 American Indian (2 was the natianal average), 1 Asian (7 was the natianal average . and 1 Hispana American (3 was the natianal average) were enralled. The 1976 academic year shawed the fallawing enrallment: 41 Mexican-Americans (Natianal average unavailable), 4 Blacks (natianal average unavailable), 3 American Indian ar Alaskan natives (natianal average unavailable), 1 Puerto. Rican (natianal average unavailable), and 4 Hispana Americans (natianal average unavailable) Like aur preceding article, this article is primarily factual and statistical. Once again, in the name af prudence we must refrain from judgment, analysis , canclusians and recammendatians until aur final article. The abave figures an minarity enrollment at St. Mary's University Schaal af Law were pravided entirely by Dean Raba, and we extend aur gratitude to. him .

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Small Is Beautifu I
totally incapable of solving any of the real problems of today. An entirely new system of thought is needed, a system based on attention to people, and not primarily attention to goods (the goods will look after themselves!)" . Moreover, " ... people can be themselves only in small comprehen sible groups. Therefore, we must learn to think in terms of an articulated structure that can cope with a multiplicity of small scale units." Schumacher does not espouse a return to cottage industry, rather he recommends "production by the masses, not mass production." According to Schumacher, economic policy should be developed for people and not for giant industries or faceless nations . His sensible suggestions for eC9nomic responsibility are derived from unusual sources in this age of computers and specialists . In developing his thesis he draws from Ghandi, the Bhudda, St. Thomas Aquinas, and Kierkegaard, while he strikes out a Keynes and other "established" economists. One of his major arguments is that what is good for. G.M. is not always good

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" untaught, unteachable, and incapable of intellectual doubt". One economist - politician who would do well to read this book is that half-vast the Ted Baxter of idealouge, economists , the winner of this year's Nobel Prize for Economics (!), Milton Friedman. Unfortunately, it is doubtful that Mr. Friedman would pay any attention to anything that makes as much sense as economics as if people mattered. Hopefully , before any future prizes for economics are awarded, the Nobel Committee will read Small is Beautiful. If they do they will realize that people are more beautiful than machines because only people have the intelligence or the desire to save Planet Earth for our children's , children 's, children.

for America, and is almost always disastrous to people. Moreover, the world's economic planners ' have gotten us where we are today (inflation, recession, unemployment) through " schemes too large to be sucessfully implemented or managed . The overall message of Small is Beautiful seems to be that we cannot go on conceiving vast economic plans with only half-vast ideas. Human rights and survival must be sedulously guarded, and, therefore, economic growth must be secondary to human survival, or economic growth simply will not matter. As a safeguard, economic · planning must be done outside the realm of politicans who, as SChumacher contends, are

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Whatever you do, don't procrastinate in the preparation of your resume and in making plans for looking for a job the way I did in writing this column. Thanks to those of you who picked up brochures on the school and

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David Baram, John Austin, Dan Edwards, Chuck Billings, Kayo Mullins, Raymond A. Demone, Pablo Bustamante, Victor Hugo Negron, Pat Flachs, Sue Hall, “The Witan, 1976-1977 Academic Year, V. 4 No. 6, January 1977,” St. Mary's Law Digital Repository, accessed December 9, 2019, http://lawspace.stmarytx.edu/item/STMUlaw_TheWitan_1977Jan_v4n6.

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