Bay Area, Houston picket at NASA
APPROXIMATELY 35 WOMEN AND CHILDREN of the Bay
Area and Houston N.O.W. chapters picketed the
dedication ceremonies for the $450,000 Robert
R* Gilruth Recreation Center constructed by
NASA's Employees Activities Association(EAA).
In December, 1972, a committee of women approached EAA with a proposal for a quality
child care center in the 2?,000 square foot
building. Their proposal was followed by a
study indicating that more than 19? children
of J3C employees would use the center.
The proposal was ignored. No child care
facilities are available in the new building.
According to EAA, since their monies
would revert to the government if the organization should dissolve, the funds are
considered federal funds and cannot be used
to subsidize a day care program for children
whose families are above the poverty level.
The committee, headed by Aneta Davis, a
member of N.O.W., continues to stress that
the money is not the federal government's,
since it is revenue collected from the
space center's vending machines, cafeteria,
and souvenir counters.
In education, in marriage, in every-
thing, disappointment is the lot of wo-
man. It shall be the business of my life
to deepen this disappointment in every
woman's heart until she bows down to
it now longer.
Lucy Stone, 1855
W.H. Lemmons to speak on
equal employment issues
OF HOUSTON WAGE AND HOUR DIVISION
FOR OUR NEXT PROGRAM MEETING— W.H. Lemmons, area director of the Wage and Hour division of the Department of Labor, Houston W st office will speak on the
Equal Pay Act (1963) at ?:30 p.m. Thursday, September
6 at the University of Houston Graduate Center on Bay
Area Blvd. in Clear Lake City. Although this meeting
is directed particularly toward the working woman, all
are welcome to attend. Lemmons has been with the Wage
and Hour division for 23 years. He received his degree
from Texas Tech University in Lubbock.
Cassidy draws crowd
HELEN CASSIDY ~ former chairperson for
the Texas Women1s Political Caucas —
drew a crowd of more than 60 at the
August program meeting of N.O.W. Among
other things, Ms. Cassidy discussed the
practice of naming hurricanes after
women. When the weather bureau reportedly
told Ms. Cassidy that such naming was an
honor, she suggested that the bureau
name hurricanes after U. 3. Senators.
According to Ms. Cassidy, sexism is
a social disease — feminism is the cure.
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and she's lucky?
A WOMAN1 S PLACE
A POEM BY CAROL
TASK FORCE COORDINATORS
or Linda Burns
When you look around at all that she has
you think...my God...SHE1S LUCKY
A child, a home, a husband who cares who takes
pride in adornments she bears...
We see her on errands—taking care of herself, her
family, her household, her mate
And we think--0 l*>w nice—what a wonderful life
goodness sakes but SHE'S LUCKY
He says "Oh my wife, she's the pride of my life. Shefs
the perfect wife and mother.11
She doesnft have to work, you see. He's such a
She's such the hostess, an excellent cook to entertain
They say "He111 go far, he may be a star" granted
she helps, 0- SHEfS LUCKY.
She doesn't stray too far from home, she's content
with au illary groups
The ladies, you see, keep the community wonderfully
ordered and neat.
She's a moral upholder a real virtue molder.
"Get rid of tad eggs" she proclaims
Can't have children exposed to those radical foes
She needs status quo to remain
How advantageous, you say, for a woman today—
He shares all the good things with her.
She says prayers of Thanksgiving; she's above
other women...she won't rock the boat
since SHE'S LUCKY?