"It's all right, Mrs. Harris,"
he took on his brisk business
tone..."The money's perfectly
safe. It's well invested."
Invested; that was a word men
always held over women, Mrs. Harris
thought, and it always meant they
could have none of their own
money. She sighed deeply.
"Well, if that's the way it is—"
She turned wway and went back to
Old Mrs. Harris, Willa Cather
Light keeps on breaking.
i keep knowing
the language of other nations.
i keep hearing
and i keep knowing what they mean.
and light just keeps on breaking.
the fears of my mother came
knocking and when i
opened the door
they tried to explain themselves
and i understood
everything they said.
Lucille Clifton, An Ordinary Women
CR EXERCISE: What's Wrong With This Headline?
Mother among space mission crew finalists
WASHINGTON (AP) - The mother of a
7-year-old girl is one of six Americans
selected as finalists for a scientific assignment on a joint U.S.-European space mission in 1980, the National Aeronautics and
Space Administration announced today.
There will be seats for two scientists on
the seven-person Spacelab 1 crew, one an
American and one a European.
The other five crew.members will be
The American woman finalist is Mrs.
Ann F. Whitaker of Huntsville, Ala., a
physicist at NASA's Marshall Space
Mrs. Whitaker, 38, said of her selection:
*Tm very happy, as are my husband and
daughter.1' Her husband, also a physicist,
works at the Army's Redstone Arsenal in
She already is working on the Spacelab
1 mission, she said, as principal investigator on an experiment "dealing with the
dynamics and lubrication in space of
operating journal bearings."
But even if she is selected for the flight,
she might not be the first American
woman in space. At least three others
may have a chance before her.
The other American finalists for the
US.-European flight are Dr. Craig L.
Fischer, 40, of Indian Wells, Calif., a doctor; Dr. Michael L. Lampton, 36, of
Berkeley, Calif., a space physicist; Byron
K. Lichtenberg, 39, of Natick, Mass., a
doctoral candidate at the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology; Robert T.
Menzies, 34, of Pasadena, Calif., a physicist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
and Dr. Richard J. Terrile, also of Pasadena, a planetary scientist.
NASA next month plans to name 40 new
astronauts for America's next-generation
manned space vehicle—the space shuttle.
They will be divided equally among
pilots and mission specialists, and sources
report there will be at least three women
on the latter list.
Mission specialists will deploy satellites, service orbiting satellites and operate laboratories.
The first flight of the shuttle, which will
land back on earth like an airplane, is
scheduled for March 1979.
The Spacelab 1 will be carried into orbit
by another shuttle.
The list of American and European
science candidates announced today will
be pared to five next spring.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, five times
Mr. Universe and sue times Mr. Olympia,
has a problem women often complain
about — he wishes people would consider
his brain instead of just his body. He was
in Dallas Monday to autograph copies of
his book, but prospective buyers kept
coming up with things like "tell him to
take off his clothes." "You mean that's
it/' said Carlto Cameron as she watched
Schwarzenegger, wearing a sport shirt
and slacks. "You mean that's all we are
going to get him to do? Sign an autograph? The picture in the newspaper
advertisment showed him in a bathing
suit. I am not going to pay $9.95 for a
book unless he takes off his shirt. I
mean, what's there to Arnold Schwarzenegger with his shirt on?" Schwarzenegger sighed and signed.