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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 18, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                g Gazette: The Cedar Rapids 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 McSowan boulevard, also Marion. Photo bv Dusne Crock Society TOT Features Industrial Laborers Start Slow Women's Lib Battle in France By Beta Levy PARIS When America's women's lib started on its march with banners denoun- cing the oppression of women, Frenchmen and their wom- enfolk merely shrugged their shoulders. When a few months later their own coun- trywomen left a wreath on the tomb of the unknown soldier with the inscription "Every Other Man Is a 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 employ- ers, but also among French women themselves. Deterioration Despite a two million major- ity of women voters in the country, there has been a de- terioration from the immedi- ate 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 Bri- tain's 3.3 percent and 6.1 per- cent in Germany. This story is the same in local and regional politics as well as in such important na- tional institutions as the eco- nomic and social council and the national plan. The access of French women to responsible posi- tions 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 ?iave more often than not got there through family connec- tions. 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 re- cently begun to take matters into their own hands, deciding on industrial action to im- prove 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 to- ward the type of employment they consider suitable for women. Recently, when the naval shipyards in Dunkirk were short of welders, they took the unprecedented step'of training 500 local women for Ihe job, instead of recruiting men from otfier 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 bright hope for women, though French labor regula- tions do not favor their wider application. The two-year-old permanent training bill is an- other boost for women be- cause it entitles all wage- earners to receive further pro- fessional training on company time, at no expense to them- selves. Women's inequality is no longer the battle cry only of extremist factions. As one housewife put it at a rally at which male ministers made sympathelic 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." 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' by Frances Lewine INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (AP) Doctors have told Julie 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 as- sistant 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 condi- tion Sunday and showing pro- gressive 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 lime read- ing. A team of four university medical school specialists in obstetrics and gynccology ex- amined Mrs. Eisenhower on Sunday. Afterwards, hospital spokes- man Harrison J. Ullmann said Expert 3-DAY Service on Watch and they found that Mrs. Eisen- hower was "doing just fine" and they upgraded her condi- tion from satisfactory to good. A hospital stay of one week to 10 days was anticipated in this type of surgery. But Ull- mann said the doctors indicat- ed Sunday that Mrs. Eisen- hower'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 Ei- senhower, continued to spend much of his time in the hos- pital at his law studies when not visiting with his wife. s. keeping bis letters to re-read he's away. 'ear a PJL By Polly Cramer Dear Norma who actions, Dichter Sees Overreaction To Economy By Gay 1'auley NEW YORK (DPI) Dia- are a crisis victim's best [friend. That's the way a man who's made a profitable career of stud y i a g human motivation looks at (lie way American con- sumers will react to the current economic1 crisis. He dccsn't see us lightening our belts at all. Rather, we'll head for the ury products because as humans we "overreact, over-! compensate." Self-Enjoyment "The diamond, jewelry, watch and expensive gift industry would be the ones that 1 would be betting says Dr. Ernest Dichter. "People (at 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-en- joyment, the "desire to squeeze more fun out of life will pre- vail." "During the second World Dichter continues, "wo- men used more cosmetics than ever before. Now we are going to dress in a more col- orful fashion to cover up the grayness of economic gloom. Colorful tics, suits, shoes and other wearing apparel will be- come desirable. "Gourmet foods, interest in arts, colorful products, et ce- t e r a, will represent new trends." Dichter's forecast is in the current publication ja regular look at consumer re- published by his Insti- wants to make fabrics fade- proof f am not sure this will apply to many of our new fab- rics but f well remember what my mother did to some cotton print back in the 20s. One piece caught my fancy but mother said the color was not fast. She did buy il and then allowed il to soak in a strong salt water solution for about three days, ft was then washed and made into a dress :hat I wore for months before it dulled. A classmate who had a dress made from the same material only wore hers twice before it faded. In the laundering process mother did repeat the salt soak ever so often. 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 anything first. POLLY 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 under- stand why they make them this way but it is very troublesome for peo- ple like me. Dear Polly Like Frank who wrole some time ago I, too, have arthritis and have had trouble opening those new safe- ty tops on aspirin and other such Dottles. Now I place such a i bottle, top side down, on a table or other flat surface, press 'down and turn to the right and Ivoila, the lid is loosened and may be removed. i -MRS. G.N.N. Jewelry Repair Specializing in Diamond Remoulding and Diamond Appraisals Jewelers 312 THIRD AVENUE SE Relish the thought... of ibis snappy kraut mixture atop ham, salami nnd Swiss on rye, or served as a crunchy salad side dish. (Makes 1 qi.) 1 Ib. can undraincd Frank's Quality Kraul; c. cii. sugar, vinegar and diced onion; 1 c, ca. diced celery nnd green pepper: c. drained chopped pimcnlo. Meat sugar in vinegar 'lil dissolved. Add remaining Ingredients. Chill. FRANK'S. For suner krauluilchcs. In cans or jars. Kraul juice, loo. Personalized Service.1 FOR WOMEN DOWNTOWN 108 is Tower TOWN COUNTRY Shopping Center lute for Motivational Research, Inc., Croton-on-IIudson, N.Y. Typical Dichier says, "It is typical for Americans not to wallow too long in the classic role of suffer- ing victims. "Americans get mad and tSien if they feel that no help may be forthcoming from father-figures, such as govern- ment, they will decide to solve some of the problems them- selves." Here, he says, is where the in- dustrialist and business leader will have entirely new opportu- nities. New services will have to be provided to help people cope with the new conditions of life, such as "diagnostic centers [or living." More Demanding "A plethora of new transpor- tation ideas will have to be de- veloped such as supermarket delivery of purchases car pooling, and lower mass transit fares." He suggests that transit fares may have to be eliminated al- together. As inflation increases, con- sumers become more demand- ing. "We have says Dichter, "that the housewife revolts when she must pay more for exactly the same thing. She is less annoyed, however, if she finds that the manufacturer or package de- signer has shown that he is willing to give her more for the additional money she has paid. "We shall be less willing to accept bargains in a bargain basement atmosphere." We will not accept the "lack of consider- ation on the part of many stores! and industries." i ar Elegant Crepe This model displays a long white crepe de Chine eve- ning dress printed with mauve and green {lowers at the 1974 spring and summer fashion showing of the Paris Jean Patou. The elegant gown is worn with a long green and mauve crepe belt. A mauve pearl neck- lace and deep V-cut front accent the outfit. Bridge Marion Club ,Thiher, first, and Mr. and Mrs. Winners in a Mitchell move- James Judges, jecond; _ east- ment played at the YWCA at west William Wilde and Paul McGaffic, first, and Dr. Beth Hatch and Dr. Clifford Hen- dricks, second. The next game will be played at Thursday at Welty-Way. Saturday were: North- south Dr. S. S. Ortega and fait Cummins, first, and Clyde Nowlin and Mrs. K. V. Harring- ;on, second; east-west Mrs. 3on Engel and Frank Zeman, irst, and Mrs. Vernon Hendryx and Mrs. James Hodges, sec- ond. The next scheduled game: vill be played at Wednes- wlth a baby shower Satur- MRS. THOMAS TOW FETED AT SHOWER Mrs. Thomas Tow was hon- day at the YWCA. West Side Club iday evening at the home of the hostess, Mrs. Ronald Meyers, Lewellen drive NW. Twenty- jfive guests attended. Co-hostess Winners in a Mitchell move- for the occasion was Mrs. Lewis ment played at Sunday at Tow. Mr. and Mrs. Tow are cur- Welty-Way were: North-south stationed at Chanute air Mrs. Howard Wilfong and Bruce'force base, Rantoul, 111. jltv Abigail Vanliurai DEAlt ABBY: My husband, who is 58, has been acting strangely for the last three months, lie suddenly has be- come extravagant and talks end- lessly about a number of get- rich-quick schemes which don't make any sense at all. If I ques- tion bis judgment, he flies into a rage. It's so unlike him. lie was always such a gentle man. He used to be immaculate about his person. Now he's careless and I even have to remind him 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 unpredicta- ble, but how can you tell a man you've loved for 38 years that he ought to see a psychiatrist? DESPERATE IN KANSAS CITY DEAlt DESPERATE: I con- sulted Dr. Judd Marnior, a high- ly respected, nationally known phyeliialrist, and he said: "Be- 'orc that wife attempts to steer her husband to a psychiatrist, she should get him to a physi- cian for a complete physical cx- miination. His sudden strange behavior could be caused by certain physical conditions which affect brain function. If 10 physical cause is found, this may be a form of manic-depres- sive illness which can be helped >y a relatively new drug. It's called 'lithium but ts administration requires care- ful medical supervision." Valuable 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 tcr- dirty language over our phone, but vye figured that what we say on the phone is supposed o be private. Well, now we mow that the people who share our party-line must listen in, jecause the whole town seems ,o know what we said. I am not saying it's okay to talk dirty on the phone, but we didn't think we were talking to .he general public. Everyone in town is putting us down. They even cross the street when they see us coming. Is there anything we can do about this? We -want to be con- sidered respectable citizens, but he party-line story has spread ike wildfire and nobody wants to have anything to do with us. Is there a solution? SHUNNED OUT WEST DEAR SHUNNED: Your best )et is to move out of town. And when you do, either install a private phone, or quit talking dirty on the phone. 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