November 1979 Issue

On the Cover

The Truth About John Connally

There are two questions about John Connally: Is he good enough to be president? Is he too bad to be president?

Features


Trial by Water

Marathon canoe racing is the toughest sport in Texas. It’s tougher than bull riding, more grueling than pro football. The canoeists say that’s why it’s fun.

Columns


Country Notes

Kindred Spirits

Don’t both with séances or clairvoyants. There is a much better way to contact the shades of the past.

Classical Music

Semiconductors

The leaders of Houston and Dallas symphony orchestras start off the season with two perplexing concert series.

Film

Over There

Filmmakers flub: Schlesinger’s Yanks, Fellini’s Orchestra Rehearsal, and Jewison’s—And Justice for All.

Miscellany


State Secrets

State Secrets

Texas Democrats run scared over Teddy; Arkansas bigwigs cry foul over gas lease; Mexican diplomats make waves over salt water.

Reporter


Around the State


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