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Houston Breakthrough 1980-02 - Page 16. February 1980. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 31, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/371/show/356.

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Date February 1980
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Transcript EARL PARMES JOANNE CHAMBERS AUDREY FOWLER KAREN CARTER be determined by the Attorney General before Congress acts. "Number two: We need to have a better clarification from the defense department concerning the physiological and technical limitations, if any, on women for various functions in the military. We need not to rely on our own personal feelings about women, which are highly colored by the women we know. I think we need to have some more scientific information from the military. I think it ought to be studied right now. I think we need a short-fused analysis and we need public hearings in the Congress. "I think we're going to have to (register men now). The defense department argues that we can reduce the lead time that it would take to call up an army in a national emergency from nine months to eleven weeks by having registration. Given that our reserve strength and our National Guard strength is about one-third of what it was at the peak of the Vietnam war, I think that's a strong argument—that is, the reduction in time that it would take to call up people for having the registration mechanism on the books." U.S. Rep. Charles Stenholm, D-Stamford "I support the reinstitution of registration. I voted for it last fall when it was defeated on the floor of the House. I believe that it's absolutely imperative to the defense of this country that we have a readiness should there be a need for the revision of the draft. "In the registration, I support the inclusion of women. My support of the registration of women hinges from the standpoint that we've always had women in the military. They've always been in supportive roles throughout the history of this country. My philosophy is that we should have the same ability to call up both men and women where the need is there, but I break very strongly from a draft of women for front line duty. They should not be on combat at all." U.S. Rep. Kent Hance, D-Lubbock (aide) "He's probably prepared to support the registration of men although he has taken a position against reimposing the draft. He's probably not in favor of including women in the registration system although several groups have announced that if women aren't included, they'll probably file suit." U. S. Rep. Tom Loeffler, R-San Antonio (Ken Walter-aide) "He has not made a decision on whether women should be included; he is in favor of draft registration for men." U. S. Rep. James Mattox, D-Dallas (Tony Nagel—aide) "He's the chairman of the House Budget Committee's National Defense Task Force and they're planning to hold hearings on the 11th and 12th of February. The Congressman is concerned in giving the young people and women in particular a chance to express their position. In addition, he's announced a series of community hearings in his district where he's giving those people a chance to express themselves. I think he wants to give the women in his district a chance to speak out on it before he sets himself on a course." U. S. Rep. Sam Hall, Jr., D-Marshall (Ken Black—aide) "Basically I am not in favor of women being subject to the draft. However, before making a final decision on this matter, I want to see what sort of registration system President Carter proposes to Congress. At any rate, I am unalterably opposed to women serving in a combat capacity. If women are to be drafted, it must be with the understanding that their military service be in a strong support role with equal opportunity for pay and rank that would accrue to their male counterparts. Women forces in WWII such as the Wacs and Waves served their country magnificently and there is no question in my mind that this generation of young women will answer their nation's call." U. S. Rep. Mickey Leland, D-Houston "I'm against registration and I'm against the draft but if there is to be registration for men, I believe women have as much of an obligation to the service of their country as men do, and it's only fair that they be treated equally." U.S. Rep. Marvin Leath, D-Waco Congressman Leath is quoted as having said that the registration of women would "waste millions of dollars" and not achieve "the military strength we need. No nation in history has ever been able to successfully use women in combat roles." U. S. Rep. Joe Wyatt, D-Victoria Congressman Wyatt is quoted as having said that he "has no problem with women registering" and "sees a need for it." However, he does oppose women being drafted into the military, according to his aide. U. S. Rep. Bill Archer, R-Houston (Bob Lockhart-aide) "In the bill that was defeated three or four months ago, he did vote for registration. His decision on the president's registration proposal would have to depend on what went in it. He is not sure if he would support a draft proposal. It depends on when it was submitted, how urgent it was, and what it had contained in it. He is not willing to publicly state his position one way or another until he has all the information. We do have some interesting facts here concerning a questionnaire that was sent out to our constituents six months ago. The questionnaire contained the question of how they felt about women being registered. Of those that responded: "Women should not register at all — 22.5%, women should be registered for non-combat positions—53.8%, women should be registered for combat posi- tions-22.3%. U. S. Rep. James Collins, R-Dallas Collins is a strong supporter for the revival of the registration system and believes that both men and women should register. "I've seen so many countries where they've done it and it is very successful. It's very helpful in character-building." Collins does not favor drafting women into the military, but would require a year or so of national service, such as in hospitals or parks. Women could still volunteer for the military, Collins said, but does not favor using them in combat. "The reason is that men are still male chauvinists under fire. They tend to worry about the women. It makes a poor combat arrangement. U. S. Rep. Ray Roberts, D-McKinney Last year Roberts co-sponsored a bill requiring registration of all persons, men and women, on their 18th birthday. U. S. Reps. Henry Gonzales, D-San Antonio, E. De La Garza, D-Mission, and James Wright, Jr., D-Fort Worth, did not respond. The People At a downtown intersection, we asked the following people how they felt about registration, the draft and the inclusion of women in the military. Audrey Fowler: OK. I think they should have registration for the draft and I think they should draft the women also and if I LIZ GUEVARA PETE PRAMIS ALGENESHAW EDWARD TEMPLIN HOUSTON BREAKTHROUGH 16 FEBRUARY 1980