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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - January 15, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Tues., Jan. 15 1914 for Women Features Hunfer-Jumper Champions Horse of the Year awards for 1973 are held by these Cedar Rapids members of the Iowa Nebraska Hunter Jumper Assn. at the annual awards banquet in Des Moines Saturday. They are: Miss Cathy Benson, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Wal- ter Benson, 309 Trailridge road SE, who accepts the regular working hunter championship for her horse, "Lord's Miss Martha Shepard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Shepard, 2118 Blake boulevard SE, the first-year green working hunter championship for her horse, "H.V. Miss Sue Lipsky, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Lipsky, 2175 Collage Grove lane SE, second-year green working hunter championship for her horse, "Happy Mrs. William Franey, 2110 Lincoln- shire drive SE, reserve amateur-owner working hunter championship for "Blue and Dr. Franey of the Lincolnshire ad- dress with the amateur-owner Svorking hunter championship for his horse, Medicare Eastern Iowa association members swept top honors this year, winning over Des Moines and Omaha members. By Abigail Van Buren DEAR ABBY: At the risk of perpetuating the "Living Will" controversy, may I add my two cents worth? As a nurse, I have seen many elderly terminally ill patients become artificially-breathing vegetables. Some pray for death, others refuse nourishment in order to hasten their end, some cry softly, some become bitter and some just wait with resigna- tion. To allow human beings to die with dignity is not "mercy kill- ing." When death is imminent, a patient should be kept as com- fortable and pain-free as possi- ble, but these patients will die as surely and inevitably as they did in all the centuries before "modern medicine." Where is it mitten that an ap- pointment with God should.be delayed; that He should be kept waiting while man experiments with His creation? A NURSE IN LA JOLLA, CAL. DEAR NURSE: Well said. Problems? You'll feel better if you get it off your chest. For a personal reply, write to ABBY: Box No. 69700, Los Angeles, Calif. 90069. Enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope, please. DEAR ABBY: My daughter- in-law did not acknowledge any of her wedding gifts and she has been married for more than six months. She says she is "sorry" but now it is loo late to do any- thing about it I am terribly embarrassed be- cause many of my good friends sent gifts. I don't know which direction to take. Should I, as a mother-in-law, interfere? I wouldn't mind helping even writing them all myself, but I don't want to stir up trou- ble. Please advise me. PERPLEXED DEAR PERPLEXED. I would tell my daughter-in-law that even though it is very late it is not TOO LATE to ac- knowledge her gifts, and I would offer to help her. If she refuses, I would wile to those who sent her gifts out of friendship to me, apologize for her negligence, and thank them myself. wirephob Katharine Graham, chairman 'of the board of the Washington Post Co., receives the John Peter Zenger award in Scottsdale, Ariz., for her newspaper's coverage of the Watergate scandal. The University of Arizona present- ed the award to Mrs. Graham in recognition for her work for fraedom of the press and the people's right to know. 't Be KATHLEEN HENNESSEY HONORED AT SHOWER Miss Kathleen Hennessey of Omaha, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Hennessey, 207 Cran- dall drive NE, was honored with a bridal shower given Sunday afternoon. Thirty-five guests at- tended. Mrs. William Hennes- sey, 2650 Tenth street, Marion, was hostess. Co-hostesses were: Mrs. Frank Tresnak, Mrs. James Tresnak and Mrs. Lillian Hackney, all of Cedar Rapids. All are aunts of the bride-elect. Miss Hennessey and her fiance, Gary McCarty of Omaha, son of Mr. Mrs. Richard McCarty, Jcsup, will repeat nuptial vows Feb. 23. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Katharine Graham, chair- man of the board of the Wash- ington Post, said Saturday that the press would become "the nursemaid of a weak and immature society" if it sup- pressed bad and unsettling news. Accepting the John Peter Zenger award. Mrs. Graham said that "the founding fa- thers gave the press a very different job: To inform the people and promote the free- flow of facts and ideas, how- ever untimely or challenging or disagreeable those facts may be." The award is made each year by the University of Ari- zona in recognition of service in the cause of freedom of in- formation. Mrs. Graham re- ceived it for the Post's report- ing of the Watergate scandal. In an address prepared for the Arizona Newspapers Assn. convention, Mrs. Graham dis- puted those who say that "somehow the press created the agony of Watergate in the sense of having caused the na- tion's turmoil. "The President is so weak- ened, he can hardly govern the argument this is the doing of the press. "We For the most important faci, and the only really relevant fact about the array of of- fenses known as Watergate, is that they happened." She conceded that Water- gate coverage has been more sustained, probing and exten- sive than that of previous gov- ernment scandals. However, listing some of the resignations, convictions and indictments growing out of it, she said that Watergate showed "a pervasive, indis- criminate use of power and authority." No other scandal, Mrs. Gra- ham said, "has been so com- pounded by mistakes and mis- assessments on the part of those under investigation." She blamed those errors for prolonging and intensifying "the national anguish." Mrs. Graham defended the Post's reliance on leaks of in- formation and on sources who could not be identified in re- porting the story. The newspaper, she said, double-checked every bit of material before printing it and did not publish much which could not be confirmed but later turned out to be true. "We now know that, long before the Watergate bur- glars, White House aide were trying in many ways to intimidate and discredit the press and manipulate public opinion to their own she.said. CEDAR RAPIDS Shufflers Winners of the game played Monday at Noelridge Park Clu'istian church were: North- south Mrs. Shirley Moore and Mrs. Bill Howard, first, and Mrs. V. R. Carlson and Mrs. Larry Ashton, second; east-west Mrs. Dick Grodt and Mrs. Robert Dreckman, first, and Mrs. Charles Fitzgerald and Mrs. Rick Antin, second. Overall winners were Mrs. rodt and Mrs. Dreckman. The next game will be played at 9 o'clock Monday at the church. Bridge Anniversaries ANNIVERSARY DANCE TO HONOR THE HERBS The 25th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. David Herb, 3323 Southland street SW, will DC celebrated Saturday with a 9 o'clock dance at VFW hall. Hosts are their sons, Terry Herb of Huntsville, Ala., and Steven Herb of Cedar Rapids. Another ;on, Donald Herb, resides in Marion. Mr. Herb and the former Virginia Sorensen were married Jan. in Moline, 111. They have five grand- children. Turn to the Want Ads and shop relaxed. Bears, Bulls And a Bird Miss Lionne Kim Brown, 22, sits al her desk at the Midwest Stock Exchange in Chicago Monday as she becomes the first woman member of the exchange. Lionne went through orientation on Monday and began work Tuesday. WIrtPhoto Gossip Starts insurance Suit NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) Beverly W. Thompson is seek- ing million in damages from 10 insurance companies because she says they based her auto insurance rates on her private life rather than her driving record. Beverly, 43 and unmarried, claimed the firms denied her normal auto insurance be- cause a credit company re- ported she "was practically living" with a man. The court action claims she was put into a pool of bad risk auto insur- ance customers, despite a rec- Sliot in Thumb Spoils Her Holdup Record TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) Mary Alice Williams has been held up for the 39th time in the 35 years she has operated the Bric-a- Brac Carryout here. But Monday's holdup was the first time she had been shot and wounded. Mrs. Williams was shot in the thumb in the holdup that netted the robbers STUFFED EGG VARIATION If stuffed eggs are a standard on your party menus, try this tasty variation. Mash the yolks of six hard cooked eggs with a 4-ounce can of drained sardines, enough mayonnaise to moisten and a dash of curry powder. Stuff the egg whites with this savory filling and garnish with sprigs of parsley. ord of 15 years of driving with- out an arrest or accident. '71 Suit The action against the insur- ance companies was filed Monday as an, amendment to Beverly's 1971 federal court suit against Retail Credit Co., an Atlanta-based firm. A judge must approve addi- tion of the insurance compa- nies as defendants in the orig- inal suit, but such approval is usually given, according to a lawyer defending Beverly. The action filed Monday charges the insurance firms with violating federal anti- trust regulations. A report by the Retail Cred- it Co. of Alexandria, Va., said a 49-year-old man "was a con- stant visitor" at her apart- ment when she lived in Hart- ford, Conn., the action claims. She called the credit company report "meaningless gossip." Incomprehensible Her attorney, Katheryn Em- mett of Bridgeport, said the suit is an attack "on the basic insurance company underwrit- ing practices which are totally incomprehensible to the average person but which serve to enrich the insurance companies. "How can anyone refute a claim of 'practically living' with someone? It's like saying someone is 'practically beat- ing his the lawyer said. More stories...and more of a story. That's what the Gazette offers you every day. Sports to politics to Hollywood gossip; police news to Home EC features our job is to keep you informed and entertained. Where else can you turn for all these stories and features? Only here. The place you always turn when you want to know the whole about Eastern Iowa and the world. CEDAR RAPIDS ANSWERS TO QUIZ: WOIlOiCOfii l-Sinoli Wotirjili (urn miltii't; 2-oj 3-lnlunol livtnul Sir- luoili riimi Mlnlmr C Uilr i John mnii. I1, l IBM III todm irOMUGrlti l-b, 1-n, idling Goiby The suit charges the Retail Credit Co. with violating the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act and invasion of privacy. A spokesman for Retail Credit in Atlanta said there would be no immediate com- ment on the matter. The Connecticut insurance companies named as defend- ants are: Aetna Casualty Surety Co., Travelers Indem- nity Co., Hartford Accident and Indemnity Co., Security Insurance Co., and Connec- ticut Indemnity Co. Others named as defendants are: Allstate Insurance Co., Lumberman's Mutual Casual- ty Co., and American Motorist Insurance Co., all of Illinois, and Insurance Co. of North America of Pennsylvania and Federal Insurance Co. of New Jersey. A spokesman for Aetna re- fused comment and spokes- men for the other companies were not immediately avail- able for comment. Jennifer Meyer Wins State Piano Title Jennifer Mover, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Robert J. Meyer of 520 Knollwood drive SE, was named first-place slate winner in level D competition at the state Piano auditions sponsored by the Iowa Music Teachers Assn. The auditions took place Sat- urday at Central college. Miss Meyer is a student of Mrs. Harold L. Moore. YMCA Plans Girls Slumber Party The Ellis branch of the YMCA plans a slumber party for girls Friday and Saturday from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. Any girl, grade 1 through 6, is invited. Various activities are planned for the event. Cost is with registration due by Thursday. Call the Ellis branch, 362-3176, for further in- formation. Feed the Birds PORTRAIT A BEAUTIFUL NATURAL COLOR PORTRAIT BY ONE OF OUR NATIONALLY KNOWN CHILD PHOTOGRAPHERS One 5x7 Color Portrait SATISFACTION GUARANTEED One sitting per subject One special per family Additional (Group or individual) All ages: babies, children, adults No appointment necessary ONLY WED-TIIURS- SAT- SUH- 16 17 18 19 20 Photographer on dutyDAILY AM-B PM SUN. 10AM-6PM 2727 16th Ave. S.W.
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