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Houston Breakthrough 1979-10 - Page 20. October 1979. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 19, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/3084/show/3075.

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(October 1979). Houston Breakthrough 1979-10 - Page 20. Houston and Texas Feminist and Lesbian Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/3084/show/3075

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Title Houston Breakthrough 1979-10
Publisher Breakthrough Publishing Co.
Date October 1979
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  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
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Transcript and catch-up done to have adequate drainage (building moratoriums needed in areas where inadequate). Maintenance problems of MTA must be solved. 2. Battered Women. Yes. Definitely. 3. Affirmative Action. No, it is not! Qualified women should be given jobs for which they qualify; often they are doing the work while a less-qualified man has the title and salary. There is nothing just about that. 4. Rape. Definitely not. More services really are needed—from time of the assault through trial of suspect and rehabilitation of victim. 5. Sexual Harassment. You can count on it! 6. Women's Advocate. Yes. I think Nikki Van Hightower did a superb job and defended women's rights as she should have. It was a tremendous loss to all women—those who realize their needs and those who have not yet become aware. 7. City Jail. Yes. It was in 1975; at the time I happened to go, it was clean (I was kept waiting downstairs about 45 minutes) and nearly empty. I did note that there were not mattresses on all beds. 8. Police/Fire. A woman should have any job she is qualified—mentally and physically —to do that she wants. 9. Child Care. Yes. Child care is a real problem for the working mother and now most mothers must. Actually it is a very good form of delinquent and crime prevention to have really good child care available to all who need it. 10. ERA. Yes. We seem actually to be losing ground in the area of salaries for one. We will never have total equality until it is the law of the land and even then, enforcement may be difficult. 11. Women in your Campaign. I filed at the last minute because my neighbors whom I had worked with in Flood Control asked me and paid my filing fee so we are using a Task Force type campaign. It is equal—men and women—both are working and we have only a Treasurer designated—a woman. 12. Additional Comments. We need to increase our ability to cooperate and support one another. Edward R. Foote, a tire store owner and an officer of ACORN. NO RESPONSE RECEIVED. Frank O. Mancuso, incumbent Council member for 1 7 years. NO RESPONSE RECEIVED. COUNCIL MEMBER-DISTRICT F District F is located in far southwest Houston and includes Sharpstown, Alief Townpark and Beltway. 75.8% Anglo, 15. 7% Hispanic, 8.5% Black. John C. Goodner, a real estate executive. 1. City Problem. Basic Services: Water, sewer, garbage disposal, fire and police services must be provided to meet an expanding population. These basics must be met before we can move into areas of increased life quality items. More planning and foresight can decrease waste and increase the money available for services, without increasing taxes. 2. Battered Women. Yes. I am in favor of more and better facilities for battered women and children whether by city or private funding. 3. Affirmative Action. I do not have a "Plan." I do feel that women are very capable of management positions. I have never been prejudiced in that direction. 4. Rape. I would certainly support any effort to increase this needed service. 5. Sexual Harassment. I plan to take all complaints seriously, on this subject or any other. 6. Women's Advocate. I don't like the term "Women's Advocate." It is not definitive enough and implies pleading. I would consider a more overall term of "Women Coordinator." I cannot say at this time whether I would support such a position. I would work towards removing prejudice and when that is accomplished there would be no need for such a position. 7. City Jail. No. 8. Police/Fire. Police officers and fire fighters in many instances require people with strong physical characteristics. Therefore, there would be some instances that this requirement would have to be considered. 9. Child Care. Absolutely not. Why should working taxpayers pay for their own child care services (when necessary) and for city employees too? 10. ERA. Yes. 11. Women in your Campaign. My campaign manager is a woman and approximately 65% of my campaign workers are women. 12. Additional comments. I would like to see women take a more active role in civic affairs, at all levels. NO RESPONSE RECEIVED. Robert B. "Brad" Searcy, an attorney and active worker in the Republican Party. NO RESPONSE RECEIVED. Roy A. Barnes, Jr., a buyer for a transmission company who unsuccessfully sought election to city council in 1975. 1. City Problem. The major problem is the lack of an adequate mass transportation system. Council must give the MTA all the cooperation necessary to achieve its goals. No additional tax dollars would be necessary. 2. Battered Women. No. No. 3. Affirmative Action. No discrimination would be condoned by me. 4. Rape. There should be more employees devoted to rape services. 5. Sexual Harassment. Very seriously. 6. Women's Advocate. No. 7. City Jail. No. N.S. 8. Police/Fire. Same duties. 9. Child Care. No! The city is not a baby sitting service. 10. ERA. No. It is unnecessary. 11. Women in your Campaign. Advisors. Constituency to be represented. Don Jones, an attorney and export company president. 1. City Problem. The improvement and extension of city services, especially to our newly-annexed areas such as Alief. Priorities must be established with regard to the most outstanding problems herein, with close budgetary scrutiny as to present disposition of funds. Hopefully money could be channelled from less urgent spending areas and distributed more effectively without the need of additional taxation. However, if proper utilization of existing funds indicates insufficient revenue available for these improvements, additional tax dollars may be. necessary. 2. Battered Women. Yes. If the present facility and program has proven successful, which I believe it has, then additional shelters would seem justified. 3. Affirmative Action. Women have proven themselves to be effective, productive workers, especially in areas of administration. The situation with regard to pay is unequitable. As a councilman, I would not be able to legislate regarding this matter, but I certainly would speak affirmably for qualified women seeking administrative positions in city government. The entry-level salaries for city employees (both male and female) are far too low to attract qualified people for the jobs. As a councilman, I would not be a "rubber stamp" for the Civil Service. Many city jobs now stand vacant due to poor starting salaries, and lack of consideration of applicant qualifications. 4. Rape. The handling of rape victims is far from adequate. This is a result of an understaffed department. The present staff of two people are responsible for servicing some 25 area hospitals. They must provide in-service training to emergency room staff who deal with the rape victims. Since the hospitals are open for 24 hours, they have to provide instruction to three shifts. They provide ins- struction to the medical staff concerning the use of rape kits, as well as how to psychologically handle the rape victim. Aside from this already exhausting job, they must be able to scrutinize the bills sent from the hospital to the Health Department for collection. This calls for medical expertise and time to make careful evaluations of listed expenses. Obviously the magnitude of this job requires the recruitment of more than two people. 5. Sexual Harassment. I definitely would. (Questionnaire incomplete.) Jeanne Elliott, a businesswoman who ran five previous unsuccessful campaigns for city council. A member of Happiness of Womanhood and Women who want to be Women. NO RESPONSE RECEIVED. Henry W. Kyle, an engineer and a former city building inspection director. NO RESPONSE RECEIVED. Helen Hanna, a law student at the University of Houston, a homemaker and a Republican party precinct chair. NO RESPONSE RECEIVED. Robert Collins, an attorney. NO RESPONSE RECEIVED. Joseph J. Burris, Jr., a real estate broker and former engineer for the city water department. NO RESPONSE RECEIVED. C. Gary Price, a building maintenance company owner. 1. City Problem. Indifference of city government to the concerns of Houstonians. This is an indifference resulting from omission on the part of a government frantically playing "catch up" with extensive growth. I will use my office to focalize the consensus of needs of my constituents through use of advisory groups and then attach the problem of providing for their satisfaction. 2. Battered Women. Yes. 3. Affirmative Action. I perceive this to be an inequitable situation that cannot be corrected overnight. The problem has been many thousand years in the making. While most positions to be filled will be out of my jurisdiction, I will surely support the employment of women, in management and better paying positions if they seek them. 4. Rape. My immediate reaction is that more services are needed. 5. Sexual Harassment. Yes. 6. Women's Advocate. Yes, I would support such a position with responsibilities defined by a committee drawn for women's organizations throughout the city. 7. City Jail. No. No. More space. 8. Police/Fire. Equal pay would necessitate equal duties. No exceptions. 9. Child Care. No. This is a function best left to private enterprise. 10. ERA. Yes, to assure women of a strong legal position and clear status within society. 11. Women in your Campaign. I have no full-time or part-time campaign employees. I do have several women advisors. Walt Vansickle, president of a mortgage company. He has made unsuccessful races for the state legislature (1965), city council (1967, 1971, 1973) and for city treasurer (1974 and 1978). COUNCIL MEMBER-DISTRICT G District G runs west from River Oaks to the Memorial area and includes Afton Oaks, Tanglewood, Briargrove, River Bend, Whispering Oaks, Briar- grove Park, Shadow Oaks and Royal Oaks. 92.4% Anglo, 5.4%) Hispanic, 2.2% Black. Dianna May, a sales representative for a lumber firm. NO RESPONSE RECEIVED. Marc Hill, a law student at South Texas College of Law. NO RESPONSE RECEIVED. Mike DeGeorge, a real estate agent who has run unsuccessfully for council five times. 1. City Problem. Crime. Recruit a larger police force, encourage stiffer penalties, more drug treatment facilities, greater public awareness and cooperation. 2. Battered Women. Yes. No. I believe the funds should come from other sources. 3. Affirmative Action. No! I would encourage the hiring and promotion of more women provided they are qualified. 4. Rape. No. More services are needed in this regard. 5. Sexual Harassment. Yes! 6. Women's Advocate. No. I don't believe it is needed. The problem can be handled by the Mayor's office and the City Council. 7. City Jail. Yes. We need to build more and better jail facilities. 8. Police/Fire. No. Qualification should be the only criteria. 9. Child Care. No. I don't believe this should be a responsibility of the City Government. 10. ERA. Yes, as a guideline to follow for equal rights. 11. Women in your Campaign. Campaign treasurer, campaign manager. HOUSTON BREAKTHROUGH 20 OCTOBER 1979