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Transcript Pats and Pans Award a PAT to Mike Connors, who was on a TV talk show recently to plug his latest made-for-TV movie, "Revenge for a Rape." He said that making the movie had raised his consciousness tremendously about rape, in that he had not realized the severity of its effects both on the victim and on those around her. He went on to do a little consciousness- raising of his own, by pointing out that most rapes are not even reported and that the victim is usually treated as if guilty of a crime. Jeff Millar, worthy recipient of a Dead PAN this month, has another claim to notoriety. He provides half the wit for the Chronicle's 'Tank McNamara/ a jock-full-of-fun comic strip. His co-author is Bill Hinds. Does this have a familiar ring? "It's a shame we have to exist . . .we are doing the work of the big newspapers and television stations . . . the major media carry no serious news about us ..." No, it's not Breakthrough, it's a newspaper put out by and for the elderly. PAT the Elder, started by VISTA volunteer Greg Huth in New Haven last year. Huth feels the elderly are discriminated against by the media. "There is no news about older persons except 'cute stuff such as when somebody turns 104 years-old in a nursing home," says Huth. Consumer advocate Jack Woods strikes again . . .and again in his new news role this fall as the "Gulf Coast gadfly" on KLYX. In a recent commentary on those "water boy" flood land promoters whose schemes Woods calls "welfare for the wealthy," and "socialism for the rich," he warned consumers in Fort Bend county they were about to be hit by a blivet. What is a blivet, you ask? "Why it's ten pounds of manure in a five-pound bag." PAT the timbre of Woods' reporting. A joint PAT to the State Bar of Texas and the Texas Department of Public Welfare, who are sponsoring a series of thirteen one-day seminars throughout the state on child abuse. A record 34,834 child abuse cases were reported in Texas last year and almost a third of these were confirmed, a spokesperson said, adding that only about one out of every 10 cases reaches the attention of authorities. The Houston session will be held December 3. For information, contact the State Bar of Texas in Austin. Gabrielle Cosgriff, Editor "Newsmen were told . . ." Yes, folks, it's Frank Agraz of Ch. 13 again. He still hasn't learned that word 'reporter.' Our latest polls indicate that he holds a commanding lead in the Chauvinist Pig PAN race (media division). Ring up a PAT to the Texas Civil Liberties Union for a timely phone call to the Texas Department of Public Safety. "TCLU was contacted by a woman who had been denied enrollment in the cadet training program by her regional DPS office. The reasons for the denial were patently specious. There was no question that the woman was qualified. A phone call to the DPS state offices in Austin, suggesting that a sex discrimination suit would be filed, resulted in the immediate admission of the woman into the cadet training program." (TCLU Action Report). Mary Jane Schier, Post medical writer, did a story "Woman gets vital nutrients from vest" (Post Oct. 21), in which the subject asked to be referred to in print by her first name. Mary Jane wrote "The feminine liberation tendency to refer to women by their last names only is not for her." Prescribe a PAN for Mary Jane. We know she's unfamiliar with the movement but medical writers should get their terms straight. 'Fritz' Mondale didn't exactly come off smelling like a rose recently with his remarks that Gen. George Brown, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was unfit to be a sewer commissioner. Dean Hill, vice chair of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, wrote Mondale saying that she works hard being a sewer commissioner, and that if her department did not function competently "it could cause a stinking backup." Mondale's office replied that the senator holds the sewer commissioners of this country in great regard. PAT Hill for protesting the odious comparison. A bipartisan PAN to both major presidential candidates. In their third televised debate they were asked if they would support any proposed amendments to the constitution, such as abortion, prayer in schools, gun control or a balanced budget. Neither one of them saw fit to mention the ERA as being an amendment worthy of their consideration. Texas Right to Life of Houston polled the candidates on 1) Do you support a human life amendment to the U.S. constitution which protects life from conception to natural death? and 2) Do you oppose the direct or indirect use of local, state or federal tax funds to pay for abortions or abortion facilities, personnel or supplies? A PANful of local replies: Walter H. Mengden, Jr.: "Keep up the pressure and you shall prevail. You are doing God's work and doing it well." Jack Ogg: "So far as I know, I am in total agreement with your entire program." Durward Johnson (write-in): "These are moral questions, but so is death by electrocution. It is time legislators thought more about moral laws than laws of immorality. If elected, I will pledge myself to standards of moral decency, and will get enacted a law to fence all apartment swimming pools for the safety of our children." J.L. Brisco: "Thank you for the opportunity to express my sincere support for your concern for life." Jim Clark: "Yes, I agree because I am a Christian and have a strong feeling for life . . I would have to see how the amendment was written and that it didn't condemn any of our women to shame or to death." Earl Butzout. A PAN is too inadequate for the former Agriculture Secretary's obscenities about Blacks, which caused him to resign, but he gets one anyway as does President Ford for not firing him immediately. The incident occurred while Butz was en route to Mexico to help dedicate a screw-worm eradication plant. President Ford has had a full page ad running in several newspapers, which shows a photo of him immersed in thoughtful discussion with several Black leaders. The caption reads "For Black Americans, President Ford is quietly getting the job done." Too quietly for some, apparently, since he neglected to ask the other people in the photo for permission to use it. One of the participants, Vernon Jordan of the National Urban League, protested the use of the photo and said that he did not intend to support Ford. PAN Ford for his quiet job. The height of discrimination. "A Federal court in Alabama has ruled that Alabama's minimum height and weight requirements for law enforcement officers illegally discriminate against women, violating both Federal laws against employment discrimination and the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment. The decision could have far-reaching implications for women who want careers in law enforcement. Studies have shown that 97% of the nation's police departments have minimum height and weight requirements, with an average minimum of 5 feet, 8 inches." tNpw York Times). PAT the court's ruling. Carol Vance, Harris County District Attorney, has distributed a publication to area businesses called 'Crime Prevention and the Businessman,' featuring the new Texas Penal Code statutes concerning business crimes. His forward is addressed to "the Businessmen of Harris County.' PAN Vance's sexism. The booklet was printed by the Responsive Printing Company. We wish. MARvin ZINDIer, Ch. 13 Eyewitness News commentator deserves a PAT on the pate for his recent story on two women who lost their jobs at Liberty Mutual Insurance because they were enrolled in law school (evenings). They were told this was company policy. Zindler reports they were excellent employees and had just received promotions. Zindler was furious and said that the policy was "crazy." Their company would not comment on the charges "in anticipation of legal action." Rep. Mickey Leland, D-Houston, deserves a PAT for pushing through a rider to the State Board of Control's proposed budget to assure minority enterprises an equal opportunity on state business deals. Leland said the action would help improve conditions in the minority communities of Texas in that "we will now begin to identify minority businesses which can meet some of the needs of the state and we can educate and encourage them to bid for state contracts." Page 10 Houston Breakthrough November 1976