Five Fun Things for Kids to Do in Houston in 1972 That Don't Seem Fun at All
2. Show them the exciting world of casually sexist journalism at "the outwardly striking and impressive within" Houston Post building (4747 Southwest Freeway.) Not only will the kids love the "polished slate floors, wood-grain concrete walls, and contemporary art work," they will find it equally amazing when they see the "Want Ads Department," where "about 60 women process the various types of personal advertising."
If you want to see the Linotype machines, you'd better hurry, because that technique is "rapidly being replaced by a relatively new method called 'Cold Type.'" And no visit would be complete without a trip to the newsroom, which "is divided into City, State and Copy Desks, Women's World, Business News, Sports, Action Line, and a few others." The Action Line? Sounds groovy.
1. We've saved the best for last. Are y'all ready? Are you strapped in? Got your helmets on? The Electric Living Center (2121 West Loop South) is a "public service operation of Houston Lighting and Power Company," and man does it rock.
Arrange a group tour two weeks in advance, and gaze in slack-jawed wonder as HL&P reps give "demonstrations of the latest modern electric appliances"! And there's more! "In a program given in the auditorium, graduate home economists prepare unusual dishes [no doubt utilizing the "latest modern electric appliances"!], sampled by the guests, and give helpful hints on food preparation and home management." They'll give you a seat for that show, but you're only gonna need the edge of it, but good gravy, this riveting thrill-ride is still not over, folks!
"Other programs feature the effective use of lighting in the home and garden." And there will be refreshments courtesy of HL&P! Living at its most...electric!
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