Keyword
in
Collection
Date
to
Download Folder

0 items

Houstonian 1990
Issues
Citation
MLA
APA
Chicago/Turabian
Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1990 - Issues. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 20, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/21919/show/21628.

Disclaimer: This is a general citation for reference purposes. Please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting of the type of source you are citing. If the date given in the citation does not match the date on the digital item, use the more accurate date below the digital item.

Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1990 - Issues. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/21919/show/21628

Disclaimer: This is a general citation for reference purposes. Please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting of the type of source you are citing. If the date given in the citation does not match the date on the digital item, use the more accurate date below the digital item.

Students of the University of Houston, Houstonian 1990 - Issues, Houstonian Yearbook Collection, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed September 20, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/21919/show/21628.

Disclaimer: This is a general citation for reference purposes. Please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting of the type of source you are citing. If the date given in the citation does not match the date on the digital item, use the more accurate date below the digital item.

URL
Embed Image
Compound Item Description
Title Houstonian 1990
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • University of Houston
Language English
Format (IMT)
  • image/jpeg
Digital Collection Houstonian Yearbook Collection
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
Use and Reproduction This image is in the public domain and may be used freely. If publishing in print, electronically, or on a website, please use the citation button above. To request higher resolution images, please use the Request High Res button above.
File name index.cpd
Item Description
Title Issues
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • University of Houston
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Use and Reproduction This image is in the public domain and may be used freely. If publishing in print, electronically, or on a website, please use the citation button above. To request higher resolution images, please use the Request High Res button above.
File name yearb_1990_027.jpg
Transcript Leland Gone But not forgotten Late Congressman Mickey Iceland's fight to improve the lives of the hungry in developing nations had great impact, and the momentum of his efforts will continue. Leland, 45, was killed August 7 in a plane crash on the southwestern border of Ethiopia. His mission to Sudan was the sixth during a five- year period to the region. Since 1978, Leland had served in Congress. He was founder of the House Select Committee on Hunger in 1984 and served as chairman. The purpose of the committee was to study and resolve problems of international hunger and malnutrition. Alma Newsom, communications director for the 18th Congressional District, said that Leland was an influential political figure among foreign governments in dealing with world hunger. "He had the ability to meet with leaders of different political philosophies and get things done," she said. In March of 1989, in a meeting with the State Department of Kenya, Leland met with President Moy and within a half hour, Moy agreed to assist Leland in fighting hunger in the region, Newsom said. "His power of persuasion was tremendous," Elinor Constable, U.S. Ambassador to Kenya said. Timmie Jenson, Hunger Committee press secretary, said Leland was "exceptional," having much experience and credibility in Africa. "Because of this, the congressman was able to have more access into other countries than government officials," she said. Leland had excellent contact with the Ethiopian government, Jenson said. Through his efforts, much hunger relief was given during the 1984 Ethiopian famine, she said. Today, the hunger fight moves on with the appointment of Rep. Tony Hall, D-Ohio, as chairman of the hunger committee. He accompanied Leland on two missions to Ethiopia during 1984 and 1987, said Michael Gessell, Hall's press secretary. According to Gessell, "Hall says of Leland, 'There is no more fitting tribute to Mickey than continuing the work of the hunger committee to improve the lives of millions of hungry people throughout the world.'" In honor of the late congressman, Houston Mayor Kathy Whitmire and the City Council will name the new international terminal of Houston Intercontinental Airport after Leland. Another possible memorial is the "Leland World Center for Hunger," a $2 million entity at Texas Southern University. Its purpose would be to conduct research and teach courses about food distribution to geographic sections of Third World countries. Last month, President Bush and other federal officials honored Leland with one of ten Presidential End Hunger Awards given in recognition of achievement in fighting hunger. Leland's wife Alison accepted the award. Alison Leland, having one son Jar- rett David, has vowed to continue the hunger-relief work her husband started. She plans to sponsor outside projects to feed Ethiopian children, Newsom said. -Linda Poyner A TRAGIC LOSS-At an airstrip in Gambela, Ethiopia, U.S. Military personnel transfer the body of the late U.S. Representative Mickey Leland after its recovery from the crash site.Photo copyright Houston Chronicle; reprinted with permission. 28 REI>sues4PE RED|s"«bPE 29