Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on June 30, 1973 · Page 86
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 86

Phoenix, Arizona
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Saturday, June 30, 1973
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ALL EDITIONS *.* ".* :* ;s. ':* .* . * •*! '*' .*' .*' *; -» *' *' '*• ' *' *' * WOMEN'S C) Page 2 Saturday, June 30< 1973 Daughters take top honors at drill session The drill team of Bethel ), International Order oil Job's Daughters, recently won first place exhibition class and sweepstakes trophies at the Arizona grand bethel session: Displaying form and trophies are, from left, Gwen Joplin, IS, Marl- lou Overla, 13, and Linda Young, 12. Other team members are Merri Mount, captain; Terri Spencer, Karen Daniel, Lou Ann Flanagan, Debbie Whetzel, Melody Mount and Debbie Henry. The girls will represent Arizona in drill competition at supreme session In Baltimore, Md., Aug. 16, and are seeking financial sponsors for their trip. finds past work helps in executive job By JANE ESTES The first woman corporate officerift a 67-year*old firm is proof that a secretary can get ahead. Evelyn Bowyerj 3i6,jfas been elected assistant corporate Secretary of Coldwell, Banker and Company, a real estate firm. "Both the men and the women in the company are so happy about it," Mrs. Bowyer said. "I think other women feel now that perhaps they won't always be a secretary." "A girl can definitely get ahead when she starts as a secretary," Mrs. Bowyer said, "It depends on the girl, of course. She has to have initiative. It depends on the man you're working for too, how confident he is. Some men just simply won't give anyone else responsibility." Mrs. Bowyer started at Coldwell Banker as an executive secretary four years ago when she and her husband moved here from Chicago. Later, she was promoted to administrative assistant to the executive vice president, Daryl Lippincott. "My boss is super," she said. "He said he hired me because of my self-confidence." ' V In her new position she will implement executive level 'policies and procedures, monitor office staff employes, perform some accounting functions and formulate computer input data. "But I started with shorthand and typing and hard work. Young girls think they are not going to have to work. I worked so hard. I wanted everyone to know how good I was." Parents, educators protest California preschoois threatened by cutbacks By GAIL KENNARD United Press International LOS ANGELES —' Seventeen preschool children and their teachers decided to visit Gov. Ronald Reagan in Sacramento one warm day this month, but they weren't making the trip merely to see the Capitol sights. They were there, armed with picket signs, to plead with the governor to save the preschoois threatened by federal budget cutbacks. Last year there were 15,371 children between the ages of 3 and 5 years of age enrolled in federally funded preschool programs under the Office of Child Development. They received instruction to prepare them for later entry into the public schools. They were given physical and dental examinations, psychological and social counseling with parental involvement and teacher visits to their homes. THEIR SCHOOLS were in both urban and rural areas, and for the most part, they were from low income families or families on welfare. In addition to the OCD programs there were approximately 45,000 preschoolers in state preschool and day care programs operated with federal funds from the Department of Health, Education and Welfare and administered by the state. Each year federally funded preschool and day care center programs face the uncertainty of whether they will receive funding for the new year, and this year the uncertainty was heightened by changes in HEW regulations and federal cutbacks. , Parents and educators have protested the cutbacks in well publicized demonstrations throughout, the state, and now many are calling for a permanent end to the funding uncertainty and for, at the very least, guaranteed child care programs for all working mothers. One recommendation for such a program has come from Dr. Allen Calvin, chairman of Be- havorial Research Laboratories, which runs several private preschoois in California. He has been urging state and federal officials a sort of GI Bill, not for veterans, but for parents of preschool age children. 'UNDER CALVIN'S proposal, every child of preschool age in the nation would have the opportunity to attend any preschool of his parent's choice. In this way, all parents, not only lower income and welfare recipient families, could send their children to preschool if they wished. And because it would be available to every child, Calvin feels his plan has a chance of eventual approval. "People 'don't get so upset about spending if everybody's child gets the benefits," Calvin said. He cited the current trouble over funds to be a result of public resentment of tax money going to aid poverty area families only. With a voucher for every parent, "the parents would have the power," Calvin said. They could demand quality education for their children because it would be entirely up to them where arid if they spend their vouchers.! Calvin said he believes that parent involvement is the key to first rate education which serves'the individual needs of each child. "Either we 1 , involve the parents in the schools or we fail, and the public will not continue to finance schools that fail," Calvin said. CALVIN is critical of the present child care centers and preschool programs. Funding is uncertain and eligibility rules change almost monthly. "They spend more time keeping kids out of preschool," Calvin said. "The regulations change so often the typical center can't tell you who's eligible and who is not." Calvin believes the cost of such a plan would cost the government far less for each child than the current programs, because the administrative expenses involved in determining eligibility would be a maximum of $125 a month for each child. GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS for preschoolers run at a cost between $180 and $200 a month for ea"h child, depending on the area, in which the school is operated. Urban schools tend to be more expensive because rents and' other costs are higher, according to Norman Nagai of the Office of Child Development in San Francisco. Evelyn Bowyer Mrs. Bowyer believes secretaries should be particular in choosing a job. "A lot of secretaries make the mistake of not being thorough when they're looking," she said. "A company not only interviews a secretary, but she should interview it too. When I'm interviewing -applicants here I stress that they must outline what they want. When there are no secrets you have happy employes who are not always changing jobs. Men appreciate your being honest. I worked a half a day with my boss's former secre- r tary to see just what I would be doing before I took the job." In spite of the popularity of dictating machines, Mrs. Bowyer says shorthand is still thriving. "In some companies die-, tating machines are too important. I .wouldn't take a job where they only use dictating machines. When I took dictation from my boss, I learned about the' company. We discussed things. I knew what he wanted. When someone called, I wasn't in the dark." Mrs. Bowyer said she sees no prob-. lems if her husband, who is a program analyst for. Sperry Rand Corporation, or she are offered a 'transfer or promotion elsewhere. " . "We plan to stay in Phoenix," she said. "The company has enough scope that you can stay in one place and progress. We love it in Phoenix. Living is so much more relaxed. In Chicago, no-body walks, everybody runs." She added that her husband thought her promotion, was fantastic.) ; Secretarial jobs are changing, Mrs. Bowyer believes. "When I first carne here four years ago I was struck with" the number of people who said they', wanted an executive secretary when what they wanted was a clerk-typist. I can see how the job situation .has changed just since I've been here. The first big disappointment was how much lower salaries were here. There were, riq jobs for $650 or $700; $450 was the best you could get. "The secretarial field is really a good field. It depends on how far you want to go. Girls figure they will get married and have kids, so they don't work at it, ."? •r "5 Champagne store opening Party to beneiit retarded children By MARGARET THOMAS Just before the town's social leaders depart for cooler climes for the remainder of summer, they have completed preliminary planning.for the first big benefit bash of fall. It will be the gala October champagne opening of I. Magnin with proceeds going to the Valley of the Sun School for Retarded Children. An informal committee known as "Friends of the School" got together this week to firm up plans with Mili O'Neil, local manager of I. Magnin. The party will feature champagne, hors d'oeuvres, fashions and celebrities when the new addition to the store is opened for the first time. Among those flying in from the coast for the gala will be Magnin executives, Phil Cancellier, Ross Anderson and Schumacher, who recently was named president" of the firm. Mary (Mrs. Randall) Barton will serve as chairman of the soiree with an assist from Ben Rosner, president of the board of directors of the school. Lending a hand (as they have with many of the town's leading benefits of the past) will be Mmes. Robert Aste, Michael Boich, Burton Bonoff, Joseph Brannon, Richard B r e c h e i s e n, Paul Case, A. M. Chisholm, Walter Coleman, C, W. Coulter, R. David Crockett, John Ellis, Leonard Goldman, Sterling H e b b a r d, Janie Johnson, John Kieckhefer, Roy Kite, Burton LaDow, Anthony Mar tori, Harry Nace, James Nederlander, John Pritzlaff, William Saufley, Dean Stanley, Robert S t e p h e n s, Dell Trailer, William C. White and more. For those who like to plan ahead, October already looks like a month with many parties to choose from. Already on the calendar are: The Oct. 12 Imperial Ball at Mountain Shadows. It will benefit the Cerebral Palsy Association. Mmes. Robert Cowie and William Luke are cochairmen. The Assistance League's Champagne Brunch to raise funds for its homemaker's program Oct. 7 at the Biltmore. Phoeni? Symphony Guild's an- nual Prelude Dinner Oct. 20 at the Arizona Biltmore. Belle Latehman and Mmes. Larry Boyle and Arnold Dahlberg are planning details. A Phoenix Art Museum benefit, tied in with the grand opening of the MetroCenter, Oct. 19. The annual Heart Ball at Arizona Biltmore, Oct. 27, with Mmes. Leonard Goldman and William Saufley directing the committee in charge. Congratulations to the newest members of the Governor's Com' mission on Arts and Humanities which include Charles Loloma of Hotevilla, Dr. John W. Stilley of Flagstaff and Dr. Lincoln Ragsdale, of Paradise Valley, More annual events in the planning include Barbara and John Schouten's third annual "Day in the Pines." Their invitations are in the mail asking many Valley friends to join them at "Payson Place," July 22, for cocktails, brunch and a day of golf, tennis, bridge and just plain relaxing at their home in the north country. Maps to help locate their summer residence on Random Way near Payson Country Club were enclosed with the invitations. Republic photo by Kevin $cQfi<Uf Ben Rosner, chairman of the board of Valley of the Smi School for Retarded Children* Mili O'Neil, manager of J, Magnins, and Mrs. Randal Barton, benefit chairman, from left

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