Southend Reporter from Chicago, Illinois on March 17, 1977 · Page 16
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Chicago, Illinois
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Thursday, March 17, 1977
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Page H Economist Newspapers. Wednesday. March 16.1977 Women Working Together keep busy doing just that The . h e a d q u a r t e r s of Women Working Together at 63rd and Kedzie are .still being furnished and organized. The organization noved into the former dentist's suite in May of last year, and has made it over into an inviting, cheerful facility that seems to be half office and half clubhouse. Plant cuttings flourish in paper cups on top of an air conditioner in a conference room. The walls of the long, narrow room that house's the drop-in center oh Wednesday evenings are" white with orange trim and are hung with fanciful app- liqucd banners', made by various Committees. "This place was institutional beige when we moved in," recalls director Phyllis Kinnerk. "I don't know if" /the landlord has gotten used to our color scheme yet." ·Mrs. Kinnerk is one of a board of 20 elected by the 175-member organization. "By members we mean people who pay dues," she emphasized. "We aren't 1 BUCKS NOWH OF W. 30 ON HAISTB) fl.l ENDS THURSDAY "THE ENFORCER" 6:15-8:10-10:OO ALL SEATS AT AIL MWOCMANCfS MATINH OK fVININGS STARTS FRIDAY FOR 1 WEEK FBI. ft SAT: 6:15-9:50 · SUNDAY 2:45^:15-9:50 ^THEDTHERSIDEOF THE MOUNTAIN' 'CO-FEATURES "SWASHBUCKLER" IROBERT SHAW BEAU BRIDGES PETER BOYLE GENEVBE BUJDL acm'fSlied pirate movie evert FBI. ft SAT. 8:05 · SUNDAY 1:004:30«:05 ON HALSTED ST. 3 Ml. SO, OFJ-80 IN CHICAGO NTS. counting all the people who participate." WWT's goal is "to recognize and free the potential of each woman for her own benefit and that of the entire community." in question consists of everything from 47th st. and Western ave. south and west to the city limits. WWT is most active in Marquette Park, Chicago Lawn, West Lawn and Ashburn, according to Mrs. Kinnerk. While it has been active in fighting for lowcost medical care in the area, two of the organization's most popular programs have focused tin social and psychological well-being, At the weekly Tot Lot series, held at Msrquette Park Presbyterian church and Clearing United Methodist church, mothers bring their preschool children to learn how to make snowmen and paper bag masks, or paint winter scenes with sponges. "Tot Lots fulfill entertainment needs for children and social needs for their mothers," said board member Carol Girard. . "You read about how important it is for kids to have : | preschool education," said Mrs. .Kinnerk; "Most people in the area can't afford it. Tot Lot helps meet that need." Why pay more and get less? z-:i®t~'^.\ Radio Relay's paging service is less expensive and more extensive than lllinois'Bell's. Our multi-transmitter network covers2200 square miles:. Compared to Illinois Bell, that's an extra 1,000 square miles of instant communication. And with the "No ; Frifls" package, our dual address " pager costs $3.00 less per month, -:. with no initial installation charge. For a demonstration, call (312) 889-7480: RADIO RELAY CORP. --Illinois 6018 W.Fullerton Ave Chicago, 111. 60639 Dorothy White, president, pointed out that raising children may be such an absorbing task that young mothers lose touch socially.. "The first time you re-enter society after marriage may be in the PTA," she said. , Mrs. White said she thinks the program encourages women to look and plan ahead more than they would if they weren't getting out. It seems to help impart a sense of perspective. "A woman with her first child may be worried or perplexed by something it does," said Mrs. Girard. "At Tot Lot, she can talk to someone with older kids who's been there before. They can compare notes." "It replaces the extended family," Mrs. Kinnerk agreed. Mothers are responsible on an alternate basis for planning and teaching craft programs at Tot Lots, she explained. "Women learn new skills to teach the kids, and also get some leadership training." The essence of the program seems to be that it can accomplish several objectives at once, and this theme runs through everything the organization attempts. Many other women's groups emphasize introspection, and seek to intellectually redefine'women's roles. "We're so busy doing our role that we don't have time to think about it," said Pat Ryan, corresponding secretary. "There's no time for dealing with the ideal when, basic needs have to be met," Mrs. White agreed. People in the community represented by WWT do not like to simply get together to talk, she *aid. They prefer to deal with a specific topic. The drop-in center, called, "A Woman's Place," is open at 7:30 Wednesday evenings to all community women. People gather tor lecture-discussion sessions on everything from "Marriage and Motherhood: A Psychological Approach" to social security benefits. Mrs. Kinnerk recalled an early lecture by a travel agent titled, "How to Pack for a Trip." "For 10 minutes," Mrs. Kinnerk said, "she talked about packing. EX-POW unit being forrped Veterans who were American prisoners in any war and who were honorably discharged from service are eligible to join the American Ex-Prisoners of War. EX^POW is designed .to serve as an intermediary between the Veterans ad- minstration and the ex- POW. It seeks to make ex- POWs aware of benefits and privileges to which they may be entitled. The organization has chapters throughout the country, most of which "are located in the ladger cities. Veterans' wives may join, participate in joint meet- · ings and have the same voting privileges as their husbands. Some women have positions on the national 'council. : Interested persons may contact Al Kryzewski, Greater Chicago Area chapter commander, at 964-5773, or Mickey O'Neill; Illinois State Service officer, 3029 S. Millard ave., 762-3703. Warh parents of hazards the park district safety unit is urging parents to remind children to keep away from the lakefront where signs indicate it is unsafe because of thin ice. Warning signs about thin ice and sound tapes in English and Spanish are installed at major lagoons, said Jim Napoleon, director of safety. , ·-:, The education of children on the dangers of playing on thin ice is primarily their parents' responsibility, Napoleon said. "Then the questions began , and they were questions like, " How do you hold' down a job without neglecting your family? Do you ever take vacations without your husband? ; "People left reluctantly at 11:30 that night," she said: "All kinds of questions resonating fir beyond the original topic had come up." " Mrs. Ryan, who was active in forming a police officers' wives' action group, said everyone at the drop-in center "seemed to be looking for something." "I was there, not because of any social role'I performed but because I was me. We made a lot of good friends, and had our own counseling without realizing it. While the drop-in center is basically what Mrs. Ryan calls a " support group," the organization devotes some of its time to more concentrated counseling. ,. A woman's therapy group, led by Carol Petok, who is working toward a Ph.D. in rehabilitation counseling at Northwestern university, is in formatiodL , Mrs. Kinnerk. says many women ire depressed Jor confused about their life roles. ' ' i "They don't know what they want to do," she said. "They're responding/to pressures from outside that say the wife/mother role isn't enough. ' . 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