The Megaphone (Georgetown, Tex.), Vol. 64, No. 03, Ed. 1 Friday, September 18, 1970 Page: 1 of 4
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CODY MEMORIAL LIBRARY
SOUTHWFETEI N UNIVERSITY
(_; r rr i ^ - /v_ : 78626
Salinger Reviews Women's Liberation Prog
Some Males Quip With Questions. 125 Students Overflow Faculty Lounge.
Friday, September 18, 1970 Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas 78626
450 attended Saturday evening's UC M Barbeque, according to
Chaplain Charles A. Neal. Most seemed to stay inside the Community
Center where the food was dished out, where jthe atmosphere was hot
and sweaty. The first Chapel this year brought in 300 people; yesterday's
took in 400.
Sally Clark Outlines Union Plans
Next Month’s Retreat
“Polarization*' in the university com-
munity, society and the world, will be
spoken of October 23 at a U.C.M. retreat
in Wimberley, Texas. Wilfred M. Bailey,
leader of the retreat, will speak in Chapel
Thursday, September 24. Bailey is an
advocate of contemporary forms of the
Church in worship, ministry and mission
In the United Methodist Church.
Rev. Bailey is president of the North
Texas Conference Worship Commission
and chairman of the C lergy Coalition of
Dallas, among other things. He has written
THE PEOPLE IS GOD'S PEOPLE (1966)
for Methodist Church School for high
school students. He is a graduate of the
Perkins School of Theology and remains
a U.S. Navy Reserve Chaplain.
From Friday, October 2, 5:00 p.m.,
until Saturday, October 3, 3:00 p.m., will
be the retreat. Cost will be $7.00per per-
son, which includes overnight lodging and
three meals. All students and faculty at
Southwestern are welcome.
BY ROD HAMILTON
At 5:30 last Wednesday, lines were
already formed for the Hospitality Fresh-
man Picnic. It was held in the Community
Center at San Gabriel Park, and a barbe-
cue dinner was served.
Sally Clark, President of the Bishops
Memorial Union, thanked all those who
attended. She introduced Mr. Barry
Woodward, the Associate Dean of Stu-
dents. Mr. Woodward said the picnic was
held in order that the faculty and stu-
dents could have an opportunity to meet
each other. He also said that some forms
would be passed out to the students with-
in a few weeks, in connection with the
Later, Sally Clark told the Megaphone
that the main purpose of the picnic was
to welcome the students and given them
a chance to meet with members of the
faculty and other students. In addition,
she said that it as an opportunity for
the students to inquire about the Union.
Sally said that the officials of the Union
feel that their goal is to create some
ways whereby students can meet each
other outside the classroom. It was
also included that the Union wants to
present activities that the students want.
The Union hopes to present activities
that will interest the students to partici-
pate. For those who would like to help
in one particular project or program, they
may do so without commiting themselves
to other projects if they feel that they
are unaole to help with the others.
Dr. and Mrs. Fleming, Dean Clifford,
and others of the Administrating, faculty,
and students were present, so the picnic
truly was a chance to make some ac-
The deadline for registration of ve-
hicles and having the registration sticker
on the vehicle is Monday morning, Sep-
tember 21st at 8:00 a.m. Any vehicle
not having such a sticker after that time
will receive a ticket which will add $5
to the cost of registration. The sticker
should be displayed on the left of the
rear glass, if possible, otherwise it
must be displayed on the right front
of the windshield. In the case of motor-
cycles the sticker should be displayed
on the front fender.
Your attention is directed to the Stu-
dent Handbook, pages 37 and 38, re-
garding traffic regulations at Southwes-
tern, the Committee on Traffic Safety
and Control, and procedures relating to
registration and violation.
Scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 23 at
fessors Lancaster, Farmer, and Powers
whose works are being shown in the gal-
lery of the Alma Thomas Fine Arts Cen-
ter. The public is invited to attend this
informal affair, chat with the artists and
learn something about them and their
From the Union ...
For your Entertainment
Hey, all you summer-tanned bodies!
There's a first-of-the-year skinny-dip-
ping party at the gym pool this Sunday,
September 20th, from 6-9 p.m. (Bath-
ing suits will be tolerated ...)
Be watching next week for the first
coffeehouse performer of the year as
the Union Coffeehouse and Entertainment
Committees sponsor an entertainer on
Friday the 25th. Check your next week's
Megaphone for details.
NEEDED — STUDENTS TO MODEL
IN ART CLASSES ... 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Monday, Wednesday and Friday AND
6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesdays, at
$1.45 per hour. Apply to Mr. Guss
Farmer, Room 207, Art Dept., Fine
“Women's Lib" is a catch phrase that
many uninformed people -both male and
female-believe personifies the frustrated,
rebellious woman who burns her bra and
girdle, rejects men and the family idea
totally, and boneheadedly desires to de-
stroy all male dominance of her. Well,
this is the typical CBS-NRC liberated
But Tuesday evening, Southwestern stu-
dents were introduced to women’s libera-
tion firsthand through three not-so-
stereotyped women from the movement in
Judy Smith, a graduate student at the Un-
iversity of Texas who is working on her
Ph.D. in biochemistry, began the talk by
briefly presenting some outlooks and goals
of women’s lib.
Basically, stressed Judy, the move-
ment concentrates on “redefining what it
means to be a woman.” This redefining
calls for a change in attitude of not only
women to their present roles but men
to women’s status in the home, business
world, government, and education.
For example, Judy pointed out how toy
manufacturers aim the specific image of
woman as the mommy, nurse, or teacher
to children through their ads.
Girls are encouraged by parents, teach-
ers, other children, advertisers, and
books to do what little girls are supposed
to do-play dolls, house, nurse, and mom-
my. Little boys are supposed to be cow-
boys, Indians, space men, doctors and
daddys. “Tomboy” and “sissy” (adimin-
utive of “weak sister”) still are not the
nicest comments to make to any child.
She stated that job and decision-making
opportunities for women are far more
limited than for men. Although 51% OF
U.S. population is female, only 1% of the
population are female decision-makers
Bea Durden, another speaker, noted that
“women who are interested in having ca-
reers would be able to if there were more
She suggested that women could pur sue a
career and still care for a family if the
present 8 to 5 work schedule were modi-
Incidentally, Bea is over forty, has two
small children, her doctorate in biology,
and cannot get a job where she wants to
because her husband teaches at the Univer-
sity of Texas.
The third shyer member of the group was
Judy Smith’s sister Linda, who is also pre-
sently a graduate student at U.T.
Following this introduction to the move-
ment, students in the packed Faculty Room
at the SUB asked these women some ques-
tions. (Despite the baiting by some of
the audience, these women kept a cool head
and tried to give sincere answers.)
When asked about the means they intend-
ed to use obtain their goals, they outlined
some projects and events going on in Aus-
Women's Lib provides birth control and
abortion information. They are also in-
volved in the discriminatory hiring policy
at the University of Texas where less than
1% of the faculty is female.
Sometimes their actions are a little
more overt. For example, when the “date
sale” at UT was held to raise money for
charity by selling girls for dates, the
women’s lib got involved. Members dress-
ed up as harem slaves and “took over.”
However, most of their work lies in
just talking to groups-students, older peo-
ple, and even children's groups. They also
have rap sessions for members to talk
out their hangups.
In regard to raising children, Bea felt
that men and women should share in the job.
Hence, a need for staggered work hours.
She also stated that she is “trying to mini-
mize the sexual differences” while raising
her children, a boy and a girl. For example,
they both wear the same clothes. (Her little
girl took off a dress when she discovered
it had no pockets and was too hard to
play in anyway.)
When questioned on the possibility of le-
gislating more rights for women, the
speakers felt that it would not be as ef-
fective as the work they were doing now.
Said Judy, “It shouldn't be forced...
(The movement) is doing away with old
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