Cedar Rapids Gazette, February 18, 1974, Page 8

Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette February 18, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 18, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 8 The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Mon., Feb. 18. 1974 Hobo Stew Serving themselves from a pot of "hobo stew" at the annual husbands' night of the Marion Mothers club Saturday are, from left, Mr. and Mrs. Ken Pedersen, 1085 Westview drive, and Mr. and Mrs. Roger Baldwin, 1625 Ninth avenue, all of Marion. The party was given in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Schmidt, 1440 McGowan boulevard, also Marion. -Gazette Photo by Duane Crock Society for Women Features Industrial Laborers Start Slow Women's Lib Battle in France By Beta Levy FARIS — When America’s women’s lib started on its march with banners denouncing the oppression of women. Frenchmen — and their womenfolk — merely shrugged their shoulders. When a few months later their own countrywomen left a wreath on the tomb of the unknown soldier with the inscription “Every Other Man Is a Woman ’, they grew indignant* Now the revolution is in full swing. Not that it has wrought spectacular changes in the balance of power between the sexes, but the general attitude toward women’s rights has shifted, not only on the part of male lawmakers and employers, but also among French women themselves. Deterioration Despite a two million majority of women voters in the country, there has been a deterioration from the immediate postwar period when 40 women were elected to the lower house. Today, France holds the lowest European level of women representation to elected assemblies — 1.5 percent compared with Britain’s 3.3 percent and 6.1 percent in Germany. This story is the same in local and regional politics as well as in such important national institutions as the economic and social council and the national plan. The access of French women to responsible positions in public service and private industry is closed to all but a tiny minority. The higher echelons of the civil service have remained a largely male preserve, and women in top management •have more often than not got there through family connections. Lower down the industrial ladder, the more numerous are the ill-paid jobs filled by women. And it is here, in the worst-paid industrial jobs, that women are showing a new fighting spirit. Their trade union members have recently begun to take matters into their own hands, deciding on industrial action to improve their working conditions as women. In 1973 women initiated strikes in factories in Troyes. Thionville, Flers and Fou-geres, where female labor predominates and rates of pay are notoriously low. Employers* Attitudes While women at the top are less concerned with helping other women to get ahead, male employers are adopting more progressive attitudes toward the type of employment they consider suitable for women,_ 500 local women for the job. instead of recruiting men from other areas. This instance has delighted the feminist organizations who have always abhorred job classifications into male and female. It has also worked out well for the naval yards since the women showed themselves able to do the job. Experiments with flexible working hours are another print back in the 20s. bright hope for women. One piece caught my fancy though French labor regula- but mother said the color was tions do not favor their wider not fast. She did buy it and application. The two-year-old 'then allowed it to soak in a permanent training bill is an- strong salt water solution for other boost for w omen be- J about three days. It was then it entitles all Dichter Sees Overreaction To Economy By Gay Pauley NEW YORK (UPI) - Dia-;moods are a crisis victim’s best friend. That s the way a man who’s made a profitable career of s t u d y i n g human motivation looks at the way American consumers will react to the current economic crisis. Ile doesn’t see us tightening our belts at all Rather, we ll head for the lux ury p r o d u c t s because as humans we "overreact, overcompensate.’’ Self-Enjoyment “The diamond, jewelry, watch and expensive gift industry would be the ones that I would be betting on.” says Dr. Ernest Dichter. “People tat times such as these) look for solid, lasting value. “Do not be surprised, there-! fore, if the luxury market in America does not soften . . .’’ The consumer, he believes, will look for more self-enjoyment, the “desire to squeeze more fun out of life will pre- j vail.” “During the second World war,” Dichter continues, “women used more cosmetics than ever before. Now we are going to dress in a more colorful fashion to cover up the grayness of economic gloom. Colorful ties, suits, shoes and other wearing apparel will become desirable. “Gourmet foods, interest in arts, colorful products, et ce-t c r a , will represent new trends." Dichter’s forecast is in the current publication “Findings”, a regular look at consumer reactions, published by his Institute for Motivational Research, Inc., Croton-on-Hudson. N Y. I \ pit al Dichter says. “It is typical for not to wallow too By Polly Cramer Dear Polly—and Norma who wants to make fabrics fade-proof — I am not sure this will apply to many of our new fabrics but I well remember what Americans my mother did to some cotton long in the classic role of suffering victims. “Americans get mad and t*hen if they feel that no help may be forthcoming from father-figures, such as government. they will decide to solve some of the problems themselves.” Here. he says, is where the in- E|„arf OP* Af1 Wirephoto This model displays a long white crepe de Chine evening dress printed with mauve and green flowers at the 1974 spring and summer fashion showing of the Paris couturier Jean Patou. The elegant gown is worn with a long green and mauve crepe belt. A mauve pearl necklace and deep V-cut front accent the outfit. cause    it    entitles all wage-    [washed and made into    a    dress earners to receive further pro- that I wore for months before, .    ".r.    .------7”."' fessional training on company (it dulled. A classmate who had dus*r*a*ls* an® business leader time, at no expense to them- ta dress made from the same'w“J "aye entirely new opportu-j selves.    material    only    wore hers twice! nRies- New services will have to j Women’s inequality is no before it faded.    |be    prodded.    ‘ ' to help people ,,    ,    .    vurA longer    the    battle cry only of    j In the    laundering    process 0?^ vvl|h the new    conditions    of, P . extremist    factions. As one    mother did    repeat the    salt    soak    sticn    as    diagnostic    centers i-    M I fnr    I i IT I n rf    ’ ’ ever so often. .Marion Club Thiher, first, and Mr. and Mrs. My Abigail Van Buren DEAR ABBY: My husband, who is 58, has been acting strangely for the. last three months Ile suddenly has become extravagant and talks endlessly about a number of getrichquick schemes which don’t make any sense at all. lf I question his judgment, he flies into a rage. It s so unlike him. He was always such a gentle man. Ile used to be immaculate about his person Now he’s careless and I even have to remind hun to bathe and shave. He hasn’t been eating well or sleeping well either. Abby, I'm worried about him. He’s so moody and unpredictable, but how can you tell a man you’ve loved for 38 years that he ought to see a psychiatrist? DESPERATE IN KANSAS CITY DEAR DESPERATE: I consulted Dr. Judd IMarmor, a high Iv respected, nationally known phychiatrist, and he said: “Before that wife attempts to steer her husband to a psychiatrist, she should get him to a physician for a complete physical examination. His sudden strange behavior could be caused by c e r t a I ii physical conditions which affect brain function, lf no physical cause is found, this may be a form of manic-depressive illness which can be helped by a relatively new drug. Ifs called ‘lithium carbonate,' but its administration requires careful medical supervision.*' Valuable advice—for the price of this newspaper ♦ * * DEAR ABBY: My husband and I live in a small town and decided on a party-line because we’re on a tight budget. To tell you the truth, we used some terribly dirty language over our phone, but we figured that what we say on the phone is supposed to be private. Well, now we know that the people who share our party-line must listen in. because the whole town seems to know what we said. am not saying its okay to which male ministers made sympathetic speeches to their cause: “It is no longer up to us to listen to them, but rather for ministers to sit up and hear what we have to say. for there is a great deal we can teach them ” BUNELLE 'for ,ivinS Dear Girls — I remember my mother using Bundle's method many many times even though there are some who would put this under the heading of an old wives’ tale. Do test anvthing first. - POLLY More Demanding ....    James Hodges,    second:    east-    talk dirty on the phone, but we VV lunets in a    Mitchell    mo i-    ^ _ Wil,iam    Wi|de and    Pauj    didn>t think wp wcre talking to IO. rn    Mnrth    McGaffic, first,    and Dr.    Beth    the general public, south - Dr S    S Ortega and    Hatch and Dr    clifford    Hen'    Everyone in town is putting us I^U Cummins first and    Clyde    sfcond    1    6a|nc    down. They even cross the ........... UIIU v|.ut    u----- uunn. I UU V LVt'll Al USS ll “A plethora of new transpor- Nowlin and Mrs. K. V. Harring- wdl bc P,a-Vcd ;,f 7:30 Thursday street when they see us coming ♦inn ...;n u-..- * - l     j       --    at    Welty-Way. ----  o nation ideas will have to be dc- ton.    second; east-west — Mrs. veloped such as supermarket Don    Engel and Frank Zeman, delivery of purchases ... car first, and Mrs. Vernon Hendryx    1/J?*    111    ‘ pooling, and lower mass transit and    Mrs. James Hodges, sec-    rkitsUAi    aHiinfcK fares.”    ond. The next scheduled game Mrs. Thomas Tow was hon ks there anything we can do about this? We want to be considered respectable citizens, but the party-line story has spread like wildfire and nobody wants Recently, when the naval shipyards in Dunkirk were short of welders, thev took the unprecedented step of training Dance Dress A pretty wrap dress of rayon crepe for spring will make the wearer want to dance and dance. It has a circle skirt. ■Julie, Doing Just Fine' (Apt Julie bv Frances Lewine INDIANAPOLIS. Ind. — Doctors have told Nixon Eisenhower that she may be able to go home from the hospital Thursday But she will still require a minimum of three weeks more of convalescence, said Dr. William Lukash. The assistant White House physician is on the case here After three days at Indiana University medical center, where she was operated on for removal of a bleeding ovarian cyst, the President’s daughter was described in good condition Sunday and showing progressive improvement A spokesman said she was out of bed and walking about periodically, eating regularly and experiencing little or no postoperative pain She was also spending some tune reading. A team of four university medical school specialists in obstetrics and gynecology examined Mrs. Eisenhower on Sunday. Afterwards, hospital spokesman Harrison J. Ullmann said they found that Mrs. Eisenhower was “doing just fine” and they upgraded her condition from satisfactory to good A hospital stay of one week to IO days was anticipated in this type of surgery. But Ullmann said the doctors indicated Sunday that Mrs. Eisenhower’s stay now might be closer to seven days. For the first time since her arrival Thursday to be with her daughter, First Lady Pat Nixon left the hospital Julie’s husband. David Eisenhower. continued to spend much of his time in the hospital at his law studies when not visiting with his wife lore Dear Polly — My Pet Peeve is with those who make arthritis pain pills with safety tops. When I have an attack I find I cannot open the bottle. One day I found myself trying to break the bottle with a hammer. I understand why they make them this way but it very troublesome for peo pie like me. is . . . keeping all his letters to re-read ie he u he's away. may have to be eliminated together As inflation increases, consumers become more demanding “We ha\e found,” says Dichter. “that the housewife re\olts when she must pay more for exactly the same thing. She is less annoyed, however, if she finds that the manufacturer or package designer has shown that he is willing to give her more for the additional money she has paid. . J    “We shall be less willing to Dear Colly    -    Like    Frank    who    acceP> barons in a bargain wrote some    time ago I,    too    basemen' atmosphere.” We will have arthritis    and    have    had    n«t accept the “lack of consider- trouble opening those new safe- a'ton on 'be part of many stores ty tops on aspirin and other and industries. urfi I ottle^ Now I plat >■ such a m bottle, top side down. on a table or otht-r flat surface, press |    IB IL'* J* down and turn to the right and I    *    el voila, th*' lid is loosened and I >» a L1 I mav be removed    J    I    IOU -MRS. G.N.N., _ Personalized Make-up with Instruction Procedure Chart _____  ^aiuc    ,    ,    uuu    one    wiianre    and    nobody    war He suggests that transit fares will be plaved at 7:30 Wednes- ° w a t)abv' shower Satur- to have anything to do with us. d al- day at .he YWCA    «—■«    « «* tome of the „ |hw>, so|ution., I Expert 3-DAY Service on Watch and ; Jewelry ll Repair SpeciolOmtj in Diamond Remount* ond Diamond Appraisal* •/ewe/ers' 312 THIRD AVENUE SE Relish the thought... of this snappy kraut mixture atop ham, salami and Swiss on rye. or served as a crunchy salad side dish. (Makes I <p.) I lh. can undrained f rank s Quality Kl aul; 1/2 < ea sugar, vinegar and tined onion; I t. ea. diced celery and green pepper; 1/4 c. drained chopped pimento. Heat sugar in vinegar til dissolved Add remaining ingredients, dull. I KANK'S For super krautwiches Iii cans or Jars Kraut juice. too. FOR    WO DOWNTOWN 108 ie Tower TOWN & COUNTRY Shopping Center Creative Hair Styling Coloring Hair Straightening Body Permanents Our Specialty Boys’ Hairstyling Your Full Service Salon 112 29th Street NE 364-4161 hostess. Mrs. Ronald Meyers, ( ' HS, \l- c-a /’i    283    Lewellen    drive    NW.    Twenty-    NNED    OLT    WEST est Side Club    jlve    gUests attended. Co-hostess DEAR SHUNNED: Your best Winners in a Mitchell move- for the occasion was Mrs. Lewis 's t° move out of town. And ment played at 5:30 Sunday at Tow. Mr. and Mrs. Tow are cur- w*lcn y®u do, either install a Welty-Way were: North-south — rently stationed at Chanute air private phone, or quit talking Mrs Howard Wilfong and Bruce force base, Rantoul, III.    dirty on f*11* phone. “Fin still wearing the same styles, ft .. rat my > size is, *___ on a different rack • Mary Ogden- Carthage, Missouri “To a woman who once weighed over 2(X) pounds, happiness is slipping into a size 12 instead of filling up a 24. I went to Flame Powers because I had tried almost everything else. When the pounds and inches started melting away, the instructors were as happy as I was. They helped me keep going, and pretty soon I happily discovered my old clothes seemed    J like someone elsc’s. I m buying a lot    J of new outfits, but my husband doc mind He says he n got a new wife .n’t Mhrn a body needs a friend (at a price any body can afford). Elaine Powers Figure Salons v per month. Complete 4*month program. I nlimited visits. •I I* Hfnuk-i i i •Off I*' I Si Tall today for your free figure analysis. Mon. thru Fn. 9 AM 9 PM, Saturday 9 4, Town & Country Shopping Center PHONE 364-9909 or 364-9929 ;

  • Abigail Van Buren
  • David Eisenhower
  • Ernest Dichter
  • Frances Lewine
  • Frank Zeman
  • Harrison J. Ullmann
  • James Hodges
  • Jean Patou
  • Judd Imarmor
  • K. V. Harring
  • Ken Pedersen
  • Lee Schmidt
  • Mary Ogden
  • Mrs Howard Wilfong
  • Nixon Eisenhower
  • Pat Nixon
  • Polly Cramer Dear Polly
  • Roger Baldwin
  • Ronald Meyers
  • Thomas Tow
  • Vernon Hendryx
  • William Lukash

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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Issue Date: February 18, 1974

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