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Houston Breakthrough, June 1979 - Page 20. June 1979. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. January 26, 2015. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/912/show/907.

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Title Houston Breakthrough, June 1979
Publisher Breakthrough Publishing Co.
Date June 1979
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  • Texas
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  • Feminism--United States--Periodicals
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  • Houston, Texas
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Transcript My Sister Charlotte by Virginia Myers Graduate CHARLOTTE SOLNOK.. . As I pushed through the Oklahoma State commencement crowd trying to find my sister, Charlotte, one thought kept going through my mind. When I finally spotted her among the 3000 graduates, my thought came closer to a shout: the battle of Stillwater is over, and my sister Charlotte won! Hardly any of the residents of Stillwater, home of OSU, were even aware of the four year battle waged in their midst. Some thought it could have been avoided if Charlotte had simply decided to put her husband Vince through school instead, or at least first. But not my sister Charlotte. She was absolutely adamant: "I am going to be responsible for my education, Vince, and you be responsible for yours." That was the agreement. "After all," she said, "I am just as important." So Charlotte took on Stillwater. Wife and husband began their respective scramble for grants, loans, scholarships and part-time jobs. There were sacrifices. An apartment replaced a house. It was small but with enough space to study, for rarely were they both there at the same time. Bicycles replaced the car, and Charlotte pedaled from class to her desk job in the alumni office, or from there to her night job as a waitress. Mother worried about rapists in the shrubs in front of the apartment. "Charlotte," she would say, "it's just not safe to come home at 2:00 in the morning on your bicycle. Anybody could be waiting there. Can't you find another job? Or cut down those shrubs?" Dad would look at the sheer will on her face and wonder what he could possibly have done to put that into a girl. Somehow it just didn't seem right to him. Some family members kept saying, "She's got to slow down." Other relatives worried, "She's sure looking thin." Me? I saw the glow in her determination and found it most becoming. She never surrendered. Months became semesters and semesters became years. Finally, in May, my sister Charlotte won the battle. Never has a general marched to a greater victory than did Charlotte at the commencement ceremony. "I'm so proud of Charlotte," I told her friend Marilyn sitting next to me on the graduation bleachers. "I'm so proud of all of us," she replied. Virginia Myers is a member of the publication staff at NL Baroid. . . . with husband VINCE. BIG FAT F continued from page 11 language in some amendments and riders of various pieces of legislation. Through lobbying and assistance from Representative Lance Lalor we managed to keep all that stuff off. "So basically, we stayed where we were. We successfully trod water. ItT could have gotten worse. "It is still a class C misdemeanor to commit a homosexual act in Texas. We hope one day that will be off the books. "As consumers we really took a beating. Overall, we didn't do too hot, for the same old reasons—the speaker of the house, the rules, and the whole way it is run. "From a gay standpoint, we don't have real high hopes. But we have kept from going backwards." Madeline Bass Framson, Board Member, Texas Natural Resources Committee The record for this session was pretty sorry. "There were a large number of environmental issues under consideration. In the latter stages of the session, I was working on the bills that pertained to the nuclear issue. "There was a very good bill, H.B. 644, that would have given the legislature the authority to make decisions on high waste repositories in the state. "We worked very hard on the members of the House Natural Resources Committee. There were some pro-nuclear people, which surprised us, because pro- nuclear is a position considered unpopular for a Senator or Representative to take. "Despite all the work, the bill got deliberately locked up in committee and died there. "We did manage to succeed in getting H. B. 910 stopped. This bill would have given federal government almost complete authority over nuclear energy in Texas. We really had to work hard. It is interesting to note that mostly women make up my telephone committee. The people called are certainly not all women, but women are doing the grassroots, the hard work. "The killing of 910 was wonderful. It was marvelous! Still, I am sorry the legislature did not take a position on nuclear waste. "The citizens of this state should have the right to say what they want for the state without the federal government imposing such a hazardous environment on us. This is a question of state's rights. "As citizens, we should be very alert to natural resources legislation presented to the legislator. We've still got some problems to solve!" "As time went by, though, and things got stripped away, I began to agree with the criminal justice people who said the bill stole all of their impact. "I was very glad it did not pass in its final form." The Village Cheese Shop DOMESTIC AND IMPORTED CHEESES GOURMET FOODS FINE WINES COOKWARE MARY ELLEN ALLEN (713) 527-0398 MON-SAT. 9-f> 2484 BOLSOVER HOUSTON, TEXAS 77005 fREE pREqiMAINCy TESTIINq & JNfORMATiON 868-4483 HOUSTON BREAKTHROUGH 20 JUNE 1979