LAWYER-Practices civil and
criminal law. Graduated
South Texas College of
TEACHER- Part time law instructor, Houston Community College.
MANAGER- Over 20 years
prior geological and administrative experience
with an energy consulting
HARRIS COUNTY WOMEN'S
"I have observed Bob Baum since he first became a lawyer, and
you could not find a more talented and humane man. Although I
have never supported a Republican candidate before, Bob Baum is
the outstanding choice for this Court."
Robert M. Moore
Trial Attorney, Moore & Laurence
A NEW COURT COVERING ALL HARRIS COUNTY
263rd JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Political advertisement paid for by Robert Baum Campaign; Lorlei de la Reza, Chair;
Connie Baum, Treasurer; 7719 Bellaire Blvd., Houston, TX 77036; 223-1 377, 774-1139.
4101 SAN JACINTO "* 1968 WEST GRAY
You may notice that this fourth progress report is a little shorter, less
philosophical, and more concrete—and with good reason. After four
months of working in the realm of ideas, we now have less to talk about
than to show you. We think Breakthrough's progress is visible, and we
hope that this issue will speak for itself.
This issue is weightier. It is less a newsletter than a newspaper, as we
move toward full production in December. This issue is less self-conscious than our recent ones, as we step farther away from the inner
workings of the newspaper itself and back into the external world of
news events, politics, and art. It is here we feel most comfortable, and
and it feels good to be back.
You'll also notice that Breakthrough has a new look. Stronger graphics, new cover designs, and experiments in layout all contribute to
this new look. We owe a great deal of our new design to the diligence
of David Crossley who brought so many good ideas to the paper and
worked with us to incorporate these ideas into our own.
We have written a prospectus to introduce potential financial backers to the history, philosophy, and future goals of Breakthrough and
hopefully to solicit their support. Jody Blazek is completing a five-year
financial plan that promises to give Breakthrough a sound financial
structure which will allow the newspaper to grow and prosper for many
years. This five-year plan is the final, and most important, chapter of
the prospectus. When it is complete, we will be equipped to go to Houston's business and civic leaders and offer them an opportunity to participate in an exciting business venture.
The telephone committee has contributed greatly to our new feeling
of success. Patsy Dozier and her group of volunteers spent many hours
calling current and former subscribers to encourage them to continue
their support of Breakthrough. Their work has paid off. We have seen
a big increase in gift subscriptions and in the number of lapsed subscribers who are re-subscribing. Renewals are still a critical problem, one
which we will continue to pursue throughout the year. Until now we
have not had the finances to implement an aggressive renewal program,
but beginning soon, we will regularly mail renewal notices early enough
to ensure that we don't lose a single subscriber.
A large portion of the money for this renewal program was raised at
the Breakthrough fund raising picnic given by Nanette Bruckner. We
would like to thank Nanette, all the feminist therapists who donated
their time, and all the people who brought their families and friends
and helped make the picnic a success.
Much has been accomplished during the past month, and much more
work lies ahead. Our next undertaking, the Houston premiere of Summer Paradise, promises to be a rewarding one for Breakthrough and for
Houston. Summer Paradise is a strong matriarchal film replete with, as
Molly Haskell puts it, a "glistening intelligence" in its insights into family life and the "tensions among husbands and wives and generations."
Plan to join us on November 10 for a special showing of this important
Vol. Ill, No. 8
Staff Jody Blazek, Janice Blue, Gabrielle Cosgriff, David Crossley, Anita Freeman
Davidson, Patsy Dozier, Marilyn Marshall Jones, Barbara Karkabi, Marianne War-
field Kostakis, Paula Leone, Gary Allison Morey, Virginia Myers, Loretta Standard,
Second -class postage paid at Houston, Texas.
Houston Breakthrough is published monthly (except for the bi-monthly issues of July-
August and December-January) by the Breakthrough Publishing Company, 1708 Rosewood, Houston, TX 77004; P.O. Box 88072, Houston, TX 77004; Tel. 713/526-6686.
Subscriptions are $7 per year, newsstand 75 cents per copy. This publication is on file at
the International Women's History Archive in the Special Collections Library, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60201.