Clipped From The Corpus Christi Caller-Times
stall uneducated a sites independent is the 40 per dresses per up quietly By ANN SOIER As a young woman just graduated from 1946, Dr. Kate Haltom volunteered for a committee work with teen-age girls at the newly organized YWCA. Ten days ago, Dr. Haltom resigned her,post the YWCA's executive director after'more than years of service to what she calls a "people-centered -- not family-centered -- organization." "That was some committee!" she chuckled. Dr. Haltom will be honored for her contributions to the YWCA at a tea from 3 to 5 p.m. building at 401 N. Carancahua where she watched the cornerstone was laid in 1954. Lots of Miracles "I've seen a lot of little miracles happen over the years," Dr. Haltom said. "In fact, I'm My understanding of life, of loving and caring, creative choices is different because of the things learned at the YWCA." One of the "miracles" the optometrist recalls a young foreign bride whose difficulties with were such that she would only sit silently at committee meetings. Then the Y began a summer program for workers at the old Robstown Labor Camp. The bride was given the job of ordering soft drinks workers. "The idea that she was given a responsibility, without anyone there to check up on her, transformation," Dr. Haltom recalled. "Today she's one of the best board members we have."