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Transcript Border participants who also made signs include Sandy Anderson, Lynn McGregor, and Jeanne Saletan. Based on a sample count we estimate that over 10,000 people in about 7500 cars, trucks and motorcycles passed, either going to or coming from Louisiana. Most of them smiled and waved and honked in approval* \ two-hour count showed 6 out of 7, or 85^ favorable responses from those leaving Texas, Along with the many "thumbs up" responses, we got some "thumbs down". Phyllis Tucker reported an amusing incident: A man started to give us the 'fingerf and the woman with him slapped his hand down! Another man felt so negative that he stopped his truck to spit before proceeding. We were well covered by the press consisting of 4 or 5 TV stations from Beaumont, Port Arthur, Orange and Lake Charles, at least one local radio station, at least 5 newspaper reporters and several photographers. All in all, we came home feeling that we had struck a blow for ERA in our corner of the country and we know that others were doing the same on other borders. Thanks and thanks again to all of you who took part. The ERA is going to pass and you'd better believe It! Submitted by Marie Stimson <& Evie Whitsett THE Bay Areas DAILY news paper set my Clear Lake City. Clear I .ike Slices Dickinson. Fnendswood Kemah. El I ayo. league C ity. Nassau B.iy. Sea brook Taylor Lake VCjijft. Wetisler and Peaitand DAIL Y CITIZEN Vol. 12, No. 227 SATURDAY, September22, 1979 Phone 488-1108 15 cents VK\ci NO W takes aim at Louisiana in fight for women's rights ByDANWEISMAN Staff Writer CI .EAR LAKE CITY-Between 60 and 80 men, women, and children will be picketing today along M0 facing the Louisiana border. You might well ask, what's it al about? According to Jeannes Saletan, with Bay Area National Organization For Women (NOW), these people are marching for equal rights for women. The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) lacks but three states for ratification and proponents have until 1982 to secure those votes. The pickets will be carrying signs stitched on bed sheets and pillow cases and when they come home, they will remove the letters and put their linen back in service. "That's because we are so poor," said Saletan. A NOW organized economic boycott of MM of Ihonr unratified nImIpn, I .<»ui siana, has been in effecrfor two years, and this action along the Texas- Louisiana border is designed to publicize that boycott. ERA isn't the only concern of women's groups these days. Twiss Butler, also with Bay Area NOW said her group is paying close attention to the enforcement of Title Nine of the Education Amendment to the Higher Education Act of 1972. Most people are familiar with Title Nine as it applies to equal funding for athletic activities in the schools, she believes. But said Butler, it applies to all aspects of education and covers admission requirements, scholarships, equal facilities, access to courses, and employment of school personnel as well. The Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) is responsible for enforcing Title Nine. And while, "a lot of school districts have made some cluiiiti" " Br-cuntliw to Ifiitltir. "MOW is under a lot of fire for failure to enforce Title Nine in the area of employment." It's a slow process enforcing the 1972 amendment, according to Butler. Though 67 per cent of teachers are female, she said, only 15 per cent of administrators are women. "The situation is very stacked against female students and teachers," she said. "Though there's a good law on the books, it's going to take a long time to correct the situation." Butler reported that HEW is responsible for bringing suit against school systems or institutions failing to comply with Title Nine, but has been slow in carrying out that responsibility. She believes that public pressure, in part, will change HE W's attitude. Another major area of concentration for women activists is in the field of credit. Rhema Lou Brown, former HecNOWTAKKtt, Page! Page 2, THE DAILY CITIZEN, Saturday, September 22,1979 NOW takes. manager of the Houston Area Feminist Federal Credit Union, explained, "women need to know why they need credit, where to get credit, and how to have it reported accurately to credity bureaus." She said that the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, which went into effect in October, 1975, was necessary to end the tradition of discrimination against women trying to get credit in their own names. "As long as the woman was married and her husband was alive, it was no problem," Brown said, "but if her husband died or she was divorced, even if she had her own business before the marriage, she found she couldn't get credit in her own name." Brown is part of a speakers bureau organized by NOW to make women more aware of what their legal rights are when it comes to credit. "We live in a credit consumer society," she said, "and if a woman is denied credit she is losing access to a wide section of society "A woman needs to know her own rights, not just for her own sake, but so that creditors know and credit bureaus record it correctly. What we have done is to let women know tliat the way things have always been is not the way they should he and we've made women more aware of their rights." That seems to be the thrust of women activits' efforts these days. And just east of. Orange, they Ye parading their signs in an attempt to publicize further the fight for equal rights