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Houston Breakthrough, Vol. 2, No. 5, May 1977 - Page 11. May 1977. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. May 6, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/4096/show/4085.

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Transcript Gabrielle Cosgriff, Editor Pie PAN. Phyllis Schlafly, crusty ERA opponent, was hit in the face with an apple pie recently at a Women's National Republican Club luncheon. Aron Kay, formerly of Pie Kill Unlimited, said he threw the pie, but departed from his usual cream pies because "it was in the tradition of motherhood and apple pie." He said he cooked up the idea because of Schlafly's opposition to ERA. He was not paid for the fruits of his labor, but said that several women's groups who support ERA backed his action. All That Glitters doesn't. Norman Lear's latest video offering, about a world where sex-roles are reversed, has an outstanding cast, but that's about it. The premise is amusing and provocative at first, but one soon tires of cliches and stereotypes, whether traditional or reversed. Arthur Unger (Christian Science Monitor) phrased it well when he said, "In its own peculiar way, All That Glitters turns out to be more sexist than the sexist society it satirizes — especially since there is a strong implication that, given the opportunity, women would be even worse than men with roles reversed." A good idea for a special, maybe, but as a series it's just a flash in the PAN. All of Houston society was in a tizzy last weeK when King Hussein of Jordan made his first visit here. Among other festivities, Joanne King Herring and husband Bob gave a small, select party for him. According to Shelby Hodge of the Houston Post, Joanne invited "as many attractive ladies" as she could, since there were no women in the King's official party. "I think ladies are part of the decoration," she said, adding that she wanted all of them to sparkle. Hussein was also scheduled to meet prominent Houstonians at a luncheon at the Junior League Tea Room. Carol Maupin, Junior League manager, had promised to assemble about 50 of the League's "prettiest, loveliest, most genteel girls who still know how to wait table" to serve the guests. A king-sized PAN to Maupin and King (domestic variety). Norman Wells, owner of the My-O-My Club and the Zipper Lounge, also owns Medical Slenderizing Clinics and is responsible for their always-offensive ads. Remember "I want your body and I want it now"? His latest form of PANdering to poor taste is a picture of a scantily-clad young woman (what else?) with the caption, 'Tat is beautiful — on your husband's secretary! If it's on you, you need helpl You're not the only one. Front page headline in the Houston Post (Sat. April 30): Wife or Widow? (Mrs. Vernon McManus waits, worries)! Can you imagine them printing a headline "Husband or Widower?" PAN the Post headline writers (again). Camera PAN to Frank Ambrose, a Channel 13 photographer, for his behavior at City Council the day they shafted Dr. Nikki Van Hightower. Outside Council chambers, after the ouster, reporters were crowding around her and Ambrose was trying to move in. He kept yelling, "Down in front, radio reporters, down!" Then to Lori Rodriguez, Houston Chronicle, who was busy taking notes, he shouted "If you're just taking notes, honey, get out of the way!" Nikki quietly remarked, "Some of them never learn, do they? Obnoxious, obnoxious." The same kind of behavior was exhibited by some of Nikki's opponents, who were shouting and pushing to get on camera. Suzanne Thomas, PANting to be interviewed by anyone, approached a cameraman and asked to be interviewed. He said, "Lady, I'm just the cameraman," whereupon she cornered Nancy Holland, Channel 2 reporter, and asked "Jan Carson, wouldn't you like to talk to someone from the other side?" For some reason, Nancy politely declined. St. George has a new dragon. The head of the Naval Surface Force, Vice Adm. William St. George, says he hopes women will not be allowed on fighting ships "in my time." He says the thought of men and women sharing watches and coffee on the bridge "wakes me up nights." A suit to change the Navy policy limiting sea duty to men is pending in San Diego federal court. PAN the admiral for thinking that Navy ships are not she-worthy. Charter a PAT to Pat Lane, 15th Senatorial District, who organized a busload of people to go to Austin last month to lobby against Rep. Clay Smothers' attempt to recall Texas' ratification of the ERA (see story p.4). The feat of Clay was smothered by Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, whose motion to send the resolution to a subcommittee passed 5-3. When Lane approached him after the vote to voice her disappointment that he, as a black, would not support other minorities, his response was "Some of those women need their ass kicked in." Smothers grosses a PAN. KXYZ Radio seems to be starting a PATtern of editorial support for the women's movement. While the controversy was going on, they alone, of all the local media, published an editorial strongly supporting Dr. Nikki Van Hightower. This month they did it again, deploring the fact that some council members have threatened to hold up the mayor's budget because he rehired Nikki. The editorial says that the mayor can hire anyone he wants to and that he is not responsible to the council, but to the voters."Our council would be best advised to tend to its legislative duties and to see to it that badly needed services are improved. Then the people will decide who is right in November." She's proud to be Enoki. Kimiko Kichi, a leading Japanese feminist, (who prefers to be known as Misako Enoki, the name she was born with) has borrowed over $56,000 from her husband to help finance 10 candidates of the Japan Women's Party to run in the July elections. She has promised to repay the loan by July. If she fails, she has agreed to his ultimatum that she will either give up her feminist activities or divorce him. Enoki is the founder and leader of Chupiren, a feminist organization that wears pink helmets to demonstrate for equal rights. Her husband, Natsuo Kiuchi, says he has kept quiet about her activities long enough and that he's deadly serious about the terms he set. But Enoki is standing PAT on her feminist principles. "He's a wonderful man," she says, "I don't want to divorce him, but I don't want to quit the Chupiren movement, either. I'll make the utmost effort to repay the money." Jessie Sappington wrote a letter to the Post's Sound-Off recently about news coverage in which she said that she had been misquoted by reporters at the Southern Baptist Convention in 1973. "I blanched when I read that I believe the Scriptures prohibit women from being leaders in the church. While I was able to correct my views to some individual reporters, the presses had rolled and my Dersonhood was disfigured beyond rectification/' Sound-Offs reply: "The Rev. Lester Kinsolving ... hardly disfigured your person- hood beyond rectification ... he said, 'Then, as if by Divine Intervention, along came Mrs. Richard Sappirtgton. The honey-blonde wife of the pastor of Cloverleaf Baptist Church in Houston, Mrs. Sappington quite nicely implements Texas' glorious reputation for producing pulchritudinous women.' — Editor." A poison-PAN letter to Sound-Off for its insulting refusal to recognize the meaning of personhood to a woman as anything other than physical. Tempus fugit, except in Uvalde. Governor Dolph Briscoe has just reappointed Dr. Maynard S. Hart of El Paso to another three- year term on the State Health Advisory Committee. The governor personally makes all such appointments to state agencies and committees. The only problem is, Dr. Hart died in 1975. A timesPAN to the governor. Deborah Wrigley, a news reporter on KLYX Radio until its untimely demise last February, recently hosted a documentary on pornography for Channel 8 TV's Friday Local. Wrigley interviewed a variety of people, including an adult-theater owner, a vice-squad officer, a professor of cinema, an ACLU attorney and Geneva Kirk Brooks (Citizens Against Pornography). Brooks, a porn-against Christian, quoted how she had explained to Mayor Hofheinz, at a city council meeting, the difference between art and pornography."// you were to stand up there in the nude before us, that would be art. But if you started copulating and having oral sex with the city council and charging admission, that is pornographic!'Wrigley presented a good balance of opinions, which made for a very interesting show. (All shooting was done on location.) PAT Wrigley's gumption in her handling of the program. And, sticking to the subject of Friday Local, a pair of PATs to the two women producers Sandy Scott and Andy Schach- tel. This is local public TV at its best. Broadcast a PAT to KTRH-AM Radio and station manager Hal Kemp for their new Friday afternoon show where, from 3 to 4 p.m., Dr. Nikki Van Hightower hosts an interview and call-in program on women's issues. The name of the program? The KTRH Women's Advocate. PAGE 10 • MAY 1977 • HOUSTON BREAKTHROUGH