ItGortion refusal linked to beatification
VATICAN Cmj (UPI) - Roman
Catholic church authorities have started
beatification proceedings for an Italian
woman who died rather than undergo
abortion, Vatican Radio said Thursday.
The news came nine days after the
Italian Chamber of Deputies passed a
hill, strongly opposed by the Vatican,
that would introduce abortion on demand. The Vatican has expressed hope
the Italian Senate may amend the bill
when it takes it up sometime next
Cot;. Andujar sits in Briscoe's chair #
_— AP Wirephoto
Texas governor for day
Vatican Radio said the Milan archdiocese has taken preliminary steps to
ward having Gianna Molla Beretta proclaimed a '"blessed/1 the stepping stone
to possible sainthood.
Beretta, a physician from Magenta!
near Milan, died April 28, 1962, seven]
days after giving birth to a daughter, her I
fourth child. Vatican Radio said she had!
refused to undergo abortion although she I
knew childbirth could endanger her life.
Houston (UPI Houston Post) I
submitted by Fran Von Stetten,
AUSTIN (AP) - Sen. Betty Andujar,
a Republican^gandmoth^r, served as
governor of Texas on Thursday, with
Gov. Dolph Briscoe's top aide offering
her advice on how to do the joy.
Briscoe and Lt Gov. Bill Hobby were
at the inaugural of President Jimmy
Carter, which left the governor's job to
Andujar, 64, the assistant presiding officer of the Senate
Her Senate salary of just under $20 a
day rose to $183 as governor.
Briscoe is due back from Washington
The governor's executive assistant,
Ken Clapp, greeted Andujar in the governor's reception room by calling her 'ol'
Betty. I mean Mrs. Governor."
She said she wanted to sign papers
making 10 of her closest friends honorary
admirals in the Texas Navy, and Gapp
said he assumed she would name her
friends. "You don't give them (the certificates) to your enemies You've got to
learn how to be governor."
Andujar told reporters she had sent
telegrams to Briscoe and Hobby telling
them "everything is fine in Texas, and
you don't need to hurry home."
Asked the traditional question of
whether she would really like to be
governor, she said, "Well, I suppose
everybody would rise to whatever occasion might arise."
She said she was "looking forward to
the day" when a Republican will be
"You're talking about way down the
line," Clapp said.
"Way down the line and what's good
for Texas," she replied.
Contributors of W. & M. Restaurants:
OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF
W. AND M. RESTAURANTS
submitted by Jane Fann, Conroe
What is women's status in business?
By JOYCE LAIN KENNEDY
De»r Joyce: 1 am a freshman at Western Illinois
University. For a class report, I need information about
discrimination concerning jobs for women. — B.C.
Looking at discrimination from across the desk, male
boss Jim Mann says: "Until the day that all females
tfi»m£ jjkp rpajps, xesacpW WEI JuEEfiSifr!.bosses
cffitbe exflf^twi tn trnat jfcojnen like men.'*
At first blush, that statement may make you want to
get Mann's size for an MCP (male chauvinistpig) t-
shii t. but his entire message is directed towarOelping.
women under^taruTTfie realities "of (Tie workplace as
men see them.
Writing Tri the December-January issue of Talk
magazine, Mann discusses complications in hiring
women managers on an equal footing with men. but
says that bag of difficulties is nothing compared to the
problems he encountered after hiring women:
■ He (the ra_ale boss) will be accused of motives that
h«ve nothing to do with the appointment, but will make
it very difficult for the new manager. This can be particularly difficult to overcome if the woman happens to
helv>;i^tif\l[nr h** ™Qre tnan average "sex apfleaL''
■ The appointee will find some co-workers, subordi-
n.ites and customers difficult to communicate with due
Ijto the artificially polite or overprotective or sickeningly
[coy attitude many men adopt with dealing with any
■ Without realizing it, many men will let their
preconceived conceptions concerning the role of women
influence their judgments in dealing with her, particularly when allocating work assignments.
Some men (and women) will insist on stereotyping
her as the hard-bitten, unfeminine career woman of
folklore, making it more difficult to persuade people to
work for or with her.
;J^£ustomers will jump to the conclusion that they
are dealing^wiTh~ldwer"-ech^lo^ the minute they hear a
■ Many women will resent her because they themselves refuse to compete with men as equals, whether
from lack of courage or anti-liberation conviction.
The Mflnn article — "On Hiring Women: Reflections
of a Frustrated Management Man" — is worth seeking
out. Talk magazine is found in most 'Beauty salons
Overcoming obstacles is easier when you understand
the other person's perspective, or as some might say,
know the enemy.
Reader service: "A Working Woman's Guide to Her
Job Rights" is a government booklet that covers federal laws on sex discrimination. To obtain a single, free
copy, enclose a gummed, self-addressed mailing label
with your request to Joyce Lain Kennedy in care of The
Houston Post. Specify title. Allow several weeeks for
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At Boccaccio there are all kinds of people
doing all kinds of things, but there are certain
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There are those who pride themselves on
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to. They are dilligent in their pursuit of beauty
at any cost and are probably the most patient
men on earth. If ever the Lord rewrites the
Beatitudes, not the meek but they will surely
^ inherit the earth and heaven above for their
good natures. These men have heard all there
is to hear about the astrological significance of
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NowTfltfrcirUie ''fancy ^8mTy"*bunch and
I they are certainly the cynosure of eyes. Their
movement mesmerizes us all evening and they
are opiate for those of us in the crowd who
kdun't dance but love to watch those who do.
■There aie lot* of fine dancers on the Bo 2000
"Don't hit me hard, pat me gently if
you want me where I belong"
Colorful nude girl's form on Magic
golf ball provides greater mental
concentration. Excellent gift item.
Friends and customers will be
happy to save strokes with this
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Wanted: Dealers & Distributors
submitted by Eleanor G. Lejeune,
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