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Houston Breakthrough 1978-02 - Page 11. February 1978. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 13, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/2254/show/2240.

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(February 1978). Houston Breakthrough 1978-02 - Page 11. Houston and Texas Feminist and Lesbian Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/2254/show/2240

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Title Houston Breakthrough 1978-02
Publisher Breakthrough Publishing Co.
Date February 1978
Description Vol. 3 No. 1
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  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
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  • Houston, Texas
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Transcript pajbs,pa_is&deadpa_is The pitter PATter of tiny paws: Last December the Houston Zoo had its first black leopard births, one male and one female, reports Sally Chalmers, Supervisor of Primates, Cats and Bears. (Does this make her a cub reporter?) She says they are healthy and beautiful and since the female is both "feisty and gentle" they have named her "Nikki" as a tribute to Nikki Van Hightower. If politics makes strange bedfellows, then Mayor Jim McConn wins the bedPAN of the month for the insulting way he fired Dr. Nikki Van Hightower. All Houston knew about it hours before she did. (McConn made the announcement at an all-male Rotary Club Luncheon in response to a question from Chi3 TV's Dave Ward.) Lynn Ashby, Houston Post columnist and world traveller, PANicked and missed the boat again, as he usually does on women's issues. In his awards-for-January column he said: "Local Quote of the Month (The Last to Know Div.): 'I'm just shocked.'— City Women's Advocate Nikki Van Hightower upon being told she was fired by Mayor Jim McConn, who had said throughout his campaign that, if elected, that's exactly what he'd do." The Houston Club has lost its clout with the Houston Bar Association. The HBA board voted not to hold a luncheon there in January because the club does not allow women members (wives of members have limited access). Congressmembers Bill Archer and Bob Eck- hardt jwere scheduled to speak at the luncheon, and even though alternative arrangements had not been made, the board voted unanimously to cancel after being advised of the club's discriminatory practices. They also voted to move their annual meeting, usually held at the Houston Club, to the Hyatt Regency. A PATently fair decision. We've always been drawn to Garry Trudeau, creator of the Doonesbury comic strip. One recent series had President Carter going through department catalogues picking out items for his half a trillion dollar budget. In this PATicular strip he is on the phone to HUD's Patricia Harris. "Patricia...1 just don't think we can afford everything you've checked...1 know, Pat, I know, but life is very, repeat, very unfair!The poor can't always..." (Interruption.) "Excuse me, Mr. President, I wonder if you could approve this new order for coat hangers?" "That's not funny, Midge!" "I couldn't agree more, sir." PAN to all Houston news media for failing to identify Samuel Harwell as the official fired by the University of Houston for violating the school's investment policy until The Wall Street Journal set the PATtern. The Houston Post broke the story that the state Securities Commission was investigating UH's short term investments. The Houston Chronicle quickly joined in the coverage. But for more than a week, both newpapers and broadcast media honored UH's wishes to keep Harwell's name quiet. Even after the board of regents acted Dec. 5, the Chronicle could only note it "officially fired a financial analyst." Finally, after the Journal identified Harwell Dec. 8, Houston papers followed suit. TV commercials PANned: The San Francisco Examiner recently ran a reader survey to find out the "most-hated" commercials on TV. Tickle, that condom-shaped deodorant with its giggling young women, was voted the most odious. Geritol, with its "infuriating images" of women who can "skillfully juggle marriage, maternity, business and pleasure all at once," made readers' blood boil, and Wisk laundry detergent didn't wash either. "Why," one reader asked, "doesn't that man just wash his neck?" The Sucrets ad, where the man wakes up his wife to complain he has a cold, was hard for some to swallow. "Watching this whining, nagging slob intrude on the tranquility of his selfless wife is an insult to all men and women who sleep together..." wrote a reader. Editor, Gabrielle Cosgriff Dave Roderick informs us that the Landmark Bank, Tampa, Florida, is touting its new 24 hour cash/banking service on radio and TV in the Tampa/St. Petersburg area. It's called "All Day, All Night Marianne" and the jingle (sung to the calypso tune) goes "She's always open, she's fast, she's easy to use and she's all yours." We are now in the process of moving the Landmark Bank to the Florida PANhandle. A nifty idea and a PATriotic gesture from that giant of suppliers Nifda (National Institutional Food Distributor Associates, Inc.). They have come out with an individual sugar package featuring a series of "Outstanding American Women," including Margaret Sanger, Susan B. Anthony, Clara Barton, Elizabeth Blackwell and many others. There is a drawing of the woman on one side of the package and a short biography on the other. Harlan Ellison, noted science fiction author, was interviewed recently by Tom Snyder on NBC's Tomorrow. Ellison said he had been invited to be the guest speaker at a sci fi convention in Arizona. He was going to decline, since Arizona has not ratified the ERA, but then he changed his mind and decided he would attend and use the occasion to educate his listeners on the ERA. He will also appear on radio and TV shows while in Arizona, and will take every opportunity to speak out on the benefits of ratification. (He feels it will help guarantee the rights of both men and women.) Muy simPATico. Is sexism all washed up in New York? It is at least in the 166-year-old City Hall men's room, which was reclassified a "person's room" by newly elected Mayor Edward Koch. (He had promised during his campaign to open the doors of government to everyone.) The unisex washroom was the idea of City Council President Carol Bellamy, the first woman elected to city wide office. The overwhelmingly male press corps reacted with predictable outrage. The room had been a man's domain since 1812. But the administration is standing PAT on its decision. Turin, Italy, has a TV program that is outstripping all its local competition. Women volunteers appear on the show; the host dials a local number and asks a general-knowledge question. If a man replies and answers correctly, the woman takes off an article of clothing. If he answers incorrectly, she puts something on. If a woman answers the phone the procedure is reversed. Feminist and other organizations have denounced the program as insulting to women, but it is wildly popular and women are clamoring to participate. They apparently enjoy the exPANded exposure. Today the world, tomorrow the stars! The Texas Observer reports that the American Astronomical Society has announced that it will no longer convene in states that have not ratified the ERA. At its annual meeting in Austin last month, the AAS council adopted the new policy in a close vote (six to five, one abstention). Dr.'Margaret Burbidge, an astronomy professor and first woman president of the 77-year-old AAS, explained that the council's intent was to support opportunities for the advancement of all capable astronomers, regardless of sex. She hopes that, as times change, women will be encouraged to enter science and mathematics, rather than be confronted with the "severe discrimination"-including the denial of viewing time at some observatories— which women in astronomy have encountered in the past. Women comprise eight percent of the AAS membership of 3.400. A PAT to the far-sighted Burbidge and the AAS. The University of Texas' prestigious DeWitt Carter Reddick award for outstanding achievement in the field of communication has been won in the past by such people as Walter Cron- kite, broadcast journalist Bill Moyers, communication theorist Wilbur Schramm and former FCC head Nicholas Johnson. This year it goes to Captain Kangaroo, otherwise known as Bob Keeshan. Kenny Denenberg, president of the. UT Communication Council, thinks Captain Kangaroo is outstanding in his field. "All students can identify with him," he says. "He marks an interesting aspect to television." Faculty member Bill Anderson, for one, was hopping mad. "The criteria used to make this selection must be very bad. This is a joke." The PANdits at UT don't seem to be communicating. Page 10 February 1978 HOUSTON BREAKTHROUGH "I've got the biggest spread, intown." Sunday Brunch Buffet $5.95. Served from II 'till 3 p.m. con*, tit your htirt out. BiraktdM HuHfi All you can eat lunch Buffet S3 99 Heltv dunk* liiimiI Sunday Brunch Bullet Live Disietand i*// every Wednesday iiom9P* bhi Street _ Lenngion Avenue 753 1315