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Breakthrough 1976-08 - Page 5. August 1976. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 22, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/3208/show/3192.

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(August 1976). Breakthrough 1976-08 - Page 5. Houston and Texas Feminist and Lesbian Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/3208/show/3192

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Title Breakthrough 1976-08
Publisher Breakthrough Publishing Co.
Date August 1976
Description Vol. 1 No. 7
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  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
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Transcript How Ray helped Carter This article appeared in the July 10 issue of Majority Report and is reprinted with their permission. Elizabeth Ray has probably never met Jimmy Carter. And, no one is even attempting to spread a rumor that she is working for his presidential campaign. But, there is a theory being circulated that some of the hints she has been dropping around the media have effectively scared off Carter's only serious challengers, Senators Hubert Humphrey and Ted Kennedy. Some observers of the presidential campaign say that Kennedy and Humphrey have bailed out rather than risk winning a place on the ticket and following the career-path of Thomas Eagleton. The documentation is flimsy: The Chicago Tribune claimed on June 2 that Ray told the Justice Department that she had secretly tape-recorded intimate interludes with 13 representatives and two senators-one of whom she described as "a well-known senator whose pillow talk in Miss Ray's apartment reportedly revolved around the adventures of his grandchildren." Jack Anderson said in his June 14 column that Ray had repeatedly called his office boast ing of relationships with Humphrey and Kennedy, among others. The National Star ran a feature in its June 15 issue entitled, "New Sex Scandals Are Set to Rock Washington." The Star reports that the Ray case has Kennedy, "who's had his share of trouble with women in the past...keeping his head down and working hard to stay out of sight until this storm blows over." In response to reporters questions, Humphrey said that he might have had lunch with Elizabeth Ray once, but he issued a "100 percent denial" of any relationship. On the other hand, the timing of the case is interesting. On May 13, a story was played up in the press about a study of call girls presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association which revealed that 60% of their clients were politicians and powerful executives who preferred "kinky sex" to intercourse. The newspapers usually added a paragraph linking these "facts" to the upcoming Democratic National Convention and the expected crackdown on streetwalking. Then in the May 23 Washington Post came Ray's allegations that "I can't type, I can't file, I can't even answer the phone." Hays was her only target at the time. Carter had lost the Nebraska primary on May 11, the Maryland primary on May 18 and the Oregon primary on May 25, and the distraction, at least, was a help. For one thing, Rep. Hays was to run as a favorite son on behalf of Humphrey in the Ohio primary on June 8. Humphrey was expected to come out of the closet after the June 8 California primary. Counting on Carter's downhill trend to continue, Humphrey supporters set up an "unauthorized" Humphrey for President headquarters in Washington D.C. just prior to May 25. Said one Humphrey aide, "Obviously, when push comes to shove, this is a stop-Carter movement." Also on May 25, Ted Kennedy told reporters "I cannot stop speculation" that he would run for President if drafted. The Daily News reported that "Smiling broadly, Kennedy said that there was no basis in fact to reports that he was involved in a move to stop the drive of Democratic frontrunner Jimmy Carter of Georgia." On June 3, Carter lost to Church in Montana and to "uncommitted" in Rhode Island, while winning to Udall in South Dakota. With all this scandal in the breeze, Carter looks refreshingly dull. In fact, Carter's official advisor on women's affairs, Mary E. King, succeeded in urging Carter to mention to several wri ters that he has never been unfaithful to his wife. According to an article entitled "Feminist Candidate Jimmy Carter" by Patrick Anderson in the July issue of P/aygirl, one Carter aide said of the candidate's conjugal purity, "That's just how he is. He loves his wife, he doesn't care who knows it, and if there's some political mileage in it that's all the better." Carter's appeal to women is like his appeal to everybody else...it's not exactly based on the issues. Carter is not trying to claim a better position on discrimination or day care, although it would be easy to come up with a better position on abortion than to be both for it and against it (which alienates both sides). He's making a calculated play for the women's vote, but on an emotional level. He has a lot of "strong women" around him (his mother the RN, his sister the Faith Healer, his wife who won an a- ward from NOW, Mary King who wrote a feminist article for Liberation Magazine ten years ago). In fact, if Carter would toast his own English muffins, Jerry Ford would have nothing over him (Ford's pretty shaky on abortion, too). This is all very fine for the woman voter who tests for feminism by promises and percentages. Those seeking to rearrange the real power in this country know there is less to fear from sex in government than from business in government or religion in government. And, less to fear from mistresses-on-the- payroll corruption than from the grand schemes of the multinationals behind Carter. Carter poses as an outsider. Yet his major supporters, Clark Clifford, Averell Harriman and Ted Sorensen are all active members of the elite's elite-the Council on Foreign Relations (the only real constituency of the CIA). The power represented by the CFR is responsible for the creation in the U.S. of a permanent government...a government that excludes women and other real "outsiders"...a government that makes a mockery of "presidential elections." Before women make any real gains, we will have to topple the CFR along with the entire corporate superstructure. Carter is only the shell of the peanut, no purer than Nixon. He is attempting to seize control of the government on the distorted values of suicidal America: sex is evil, religion is good. Nancy Borman A Sound Investment: WHO NEEDS COLLEGE? The answer is quite simple. Unless you are independently wealthy and do not have to seek employment to support yourself or your family, then YOU need that college degree that still serves as the means of negotiating the economic system. More importantly, colleges and universities do more than equip individuals with skills necessary for gainful employment. At TEXAS SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY, the experience of college life is an experience in becoming, maximizing your individual potential. The TSU experience fosters urban mobility in a university setting that is both cohesive and complementary with the urban process while supportive of traditional university functions. The student who graduates from TEXAS SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY will be a person who not only has understandings and skills which are functional with urban communities, but a humane sensitivity to the needs of the world. With more than 8,900 students last year, TSU is perhaps one of the fastest growing universities in America. Come grow along with us. You can depend on us to give you more of a choice. Call or write for additional information: AUGUST I4th - Last day to apply for Fall I976 semester Texas Southern University 3201 Wheeler Avenue Houston, Texas 77004