Cedar Rapids Gazette, February 19, 1974, Page 8

Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette February 19, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 19, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Th* Cedar Rapids Cia/etle: Tues., Feb. 19, 1974 Julie Recuperating Julie Nixon Eisenhower, left, savs goodbye to Mrs. Mary Ellen Hardigg, head nurse at the Indiana university medical center in Indianapolis as she left for Washington Monday with her husband, parents and sister. Mrs. Eisenhower underwent surgery Thursday for a bleeding ovarian cyst. By Frances Lewine WASHINGTON (AD - With her entire family escorting her, Julie Nixon Eisenhower has been moved from Indiana University hospital to a suite at the White Houfic. President Nixon flew from a public appearance in Huntsville,, Ala., to give his ailing daughter a lift from Indianapolis to the capital by presidential motorcade, plane and helicopter Monday. Mrs. Eisenhower, who underwent surgery for a bleeding ovarian cyst at Indianapolis last Thursday, went right to bed in a second-floor suite, with doctors and a nurse from the White House medical dispensary on call if needed. During the hour's flight to Washington. Mrs. Eisenhower rested in a bedroom of the presidential jet plane, visiting with members of her family. Presidential Press Secretary Ronald L. Ziegler said assistant! White House physician William Lukash found his 25-year-old patient “very weak” on the way} home. Indiana university medical school specialists permitted Mrs, Eisenhower to go home three days earlier than usual after such an operation They said she would need at least three more weeks of recuperation before resuming normal activities. As she departed the hospital; with her husband, David, pushing her wheelchair and the President. Mrs. Nixon and Julie’s sister, Tricia Cox, following. Mrs. Eisenhower bade farewell to the 30 nurses, doctors and staff who cared for her. She hugged several nurses and introduced Mrs. Donna Lautner to the President as the one who “took care of me one of those nights when I felt so sick.” Joanne Kotaska Becomes Bride In Colorado Carmen Jacobs Is Bride Termites thrive on neglect.. YOURS! 0. Let them alone, and they'll grow fat and sassy As long as your house holds out. But we know how to take care of them With Cold Crest Chemical Protection. For Free Inspection Call 363-1676 INSECT CONTROL SPECIALISTS locally Owned and Ope,ated Since I94R I 516 MT. ViRNON ROAD SI Mrs. Hayne SALINA, Colo. - The Little Church in the Pines provided the setting Saturday for the marriage of Miss Joanne Marie Kotaska, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Kotaska, 2320 Deborah drive SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Douglas Addison Hayne. The bridegroom's parents are Dr. and Mrs. Robert A. Hayne of Des Moines, Iowa. The Rev. Austin Dallas officiated at the I o'clock ceremony. The bride wore a gown of pale blue chiffon styled with an empire bodice. She carried a bouquet of white carnations and red roses. Honor attendants were Mrs. George Jiroucn of Cedar Rapids and John Lombard. A reception was given at 9 o’clock at the Flagstaff House in Boulder. * * * The newlyweds chose San Francisco for their wedding trip and will reside in Boulder. Mr. and Mrs. Hayne both attended tin* University of Iowa in Iowa City. The bride is an employe of Plastic Tooling Aids Co. and the bridegroom is employed by Decks Unlimited Corp. in Lakewood. ELY — Marriage vows were exchanged Saturday by Miss Carmen G. Jacobs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James W. Jacobs, and Donovan L. Young. He is the son of Mrs. Donovan L. Young, 5544 Klinger street SW. Cedar Rapids, and the late i Mr. Young. The Rev. Alvin Danielson performed the ceremony at 6:30 at St. John's Lutheran church. The bride chose for her wedding a linen gown trimmed with Venise lace with a chapel-length train. Her fingertip veil was J trimmed with pearls and she carried a cascade arrangement of blue and white carnations and pompons. Miss Cherryl A. Jacobs was her sister’s maid of honor. She wore a light blue gown of flocked figurine broadcloth with I Juliet sleeves and a matching 'bow in her hair. Her flowers • were similar to those of the bride. Carl Young of Cedar Rapids was his brother’s best man and seating guests were Greg Jacobs, another brother, and I Pat Courtney, also of Cedar Rapids. Following the ceremony, a reception for 200 guests was given at the Legion hail. * * * The bridal couple will reside at 428 Fourth street SW in Cedar Rapids. The bridegroom is a student at Kirkwood Community college and is employed bv the National Oats Co. Mrs. Young Linda Canfield Wed To George Afolly, Jr. Miss Linda Canfield, daughter; of Mrs. Dorothy Lahner of Rochester. Minn., and George; Mally, jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. George Mally,    1344    Fourth street NW, exchanged marriage vows during a 7 o’clock ceremony Friday. The Rev. Mrs. Mary White performed the ceremony in the parsonage of Bethany Congregational church. Mr. Mally is in military service with the army awaiting assignment in Germany. His bride' will join him at a later date. Bridge CORRECTION In the account of the wedding of Dianne Michelle Jones and Kim Allen Kuda, the address of the bride’s parents and the bridegroom's employment were incorrectly reported. The parents, Mr. and Mrs. Glen D. Jones reside at 159 Crestridge drive NW, and the bridegroom is employed by the National Oats Co. A buffet supper for 60 guests was given at the home of the bride’s parents following the ceremony. The Shufflers Winners of the contract game played Monday at Noelridge Park Christian church were: North-south—Mary Earley and Bertha Moran, first, and Mrs. Richard Siewert and Mrs. Robert Butschi, second; east-west — Mrs. John Vinquist and Mrs. James Nickle, first, and Mrs Charles Fitzgerald and Mrs. Scott Denison, second. Over-all winners were Mrs. Vinquist and Mrs. Nickle. The next game is scheduled at 9 Monday at the church. I I Consilient! ;*.... UPIIOLSTKKY? Woldilv joint*, bigging spring* anil scratched wood can Im* repaired. ^ ou ll receive the personal help of our interior designers iii scleeting voiir fabric for beaut* and wearability; plus a I ret*, written estimate on * anlage required aud labor charges. I .all us or come in. MA KYI AX I interior design Monday through Salurdax 1600 I on cl Ii \\ emu* SI, Society for Women Features Airs. Russo Monitors Hall While Pledge Is Repeated Cynthia Heath, Dale L Nelson Ko ws By Mary Breasted New York Time* New* Service HENRIETTA, N.Y. - It was 8:45 on a snowy Monday morning and the buses bringing children to Roth junior high school were a little late. The school, a flat. factory-like building with gleaming halls, began to take on an invisible cheer. It was the mood of the youngsters, who giggled and flirted and whispered to one another the important messages of the weekend past, their faces glowing with the good health and optimism of their secure suburban inheritance. Watching them from the hallway and from time to time urging them to hurry along was Susan C. Russo, who, at 26, appears too young to be a teacher. Mrs, Russo was performing her regular morning task of urging stragglers into their classrooms, a duty tactfully assigned to her by the school administration to avoid having her stand mutely in a classroom during the pledge of allegiance. Legal Battle Nearly four years before this Monday morning, Mrs. Russo had begun a legal battle for her right to abstain from the pledge and still remain as a teacher. It was only after a court struggle that her position was upheld and it was only under court order that she had been hired at Roth junior high. Until last August, when the order was handed down, she could not get a teaching position anywhere in the Rochester area. Two weeks before, she had received the last token of her legal victory, a $20,000 check for damages from the school district. After the classrooms were filled and the youngsters seated restlessly at their desks, waiting for the day to begin, a voice was heard over the school’s public-address system.    I Through an open classroom J door, children could be seen I standing up. The voice over the loudspeaker began: “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America. . Soon the voice had concluded . . with liberty and justice for all,” and it was over, the children falling into their seats. Tense “It doesn’t take very long,” a visitor said to Mrs. Russo. “No only a minute,” she said. Mrs. Russo has large hazel eyes, plump rosy cheeks, long dark hair and a high forehead that gives her the look of a renaissance painter’s model. During the pledge, these fea tures had appeared tense. She had told the visitor she did not like drawing attention to herself in the school. Now, after the pledge, her face relaxed and she walked off to the teachers’ lounge, where she would spend the first-class period preparing for her day of art classes. “I believe in America,” Mrs. Russo had testified during her legal fight, “and I am generally proud to be an American, but I object- to the pledge for basically two reasons, First of all, I don’t think that anyone can demand the recitation of an oath of allegiance. “I think loyalty is better proved through daily actions and the way you behave as an American citizen, but more importantly, I object to the actual words ‘liberty and justice for all’ as they are inaccurate and I feel we are hypothetical in .saying that as truth.” When it came to the attention of school administrators that Mrs. Russo was not saluting the flag with her homeroom children in the spring of 1970, the community did not rally in great numbers to oppose or support her conduct. Dismissed But Donald I/mghlin, the principal of the Sperry high school, where Mrs* Russo was then working, recommended that she not be rehired for the following year. The district superintendent, Richard R. TenHaken, forwarded that recommendation to the district board, saying he agreed with it. And in June, 1970. Mrs. Ruspo was dismissed. Mrs. Russo sued the board and the superintendent contending that her First Amendment rights had been violated. She won a three-year legal battle, eliciting a landmark court of appeals decision written by Judge Irving R. Kaufman. district appealed to the United States supreme court, but the high court refused to hear the appeal in April, 1973. As a result, the appeals court ruling stood as law, giving Mrs Russo the right to reinstatement in the district, awarding her damages and the right to abstain from reciting the pledge of allegiance. She was not given a job in the district, however, until a federal district judge, John O. Henderson, ordered the Rusli-Henrietta administration to do so last August 3(1. Scrapbook After newspapers reported her legal victory, Mrs. Russo received a few letters from admirers and from critics in various parts of the country. She keeps the letters and all the legal correspondence on the case in two large scrapbooks that look like family albums. One letter, signed by one of her former students, says: “Dear Mrs. Russo, you probably do not remember me, but I was one of your students when you first came to Sperry high. I was in your last period class. I didn’t finish the year out, because there was nothing that I wanted to do in school except your class ... I read in Saturday’s paper you were reinstated. So I want to congratulate you in your fight and in winning.” The second letter was signed only “A United States citizen and lover of our country.” It said: “Mrs. Russo, you a dog. One our country can do without. Please take yourself out of our country and stay out of it.” love is... . . . H arrying about birn driving home on a rainy day. f* t*g g s »•« o## %> lf?* bv I Of    Urn** Mrs. Nelson Nuptial vows were exchanged Saturday afternoon by Miss Cynthia Sue Heath, 1446 Fifth avenue SE, and Dale laster Nelson. 940 Edgewood road NW. The Rev. Donald F. Maple performed the 2 o’clock ceremony I at Lovely Lane United Method-j ist church. Parents of the bridal couple are Mr. and Mrs. Gerald A. j Heath of Marengo and Sebert L. Nelson, 2925 Johnson avenue I NW, and the late Mrs. Nelson. The bride’s empire gown of sata pean over taffeta was fash-j ioned with full bishop sleeves, I deep cuffs and a chapel-length j train. Re-embroidered Alencon j lace graced the bodice and i sleeves and encircled the skirt | Her bouffant veil was caught to a Camelot headpiece and she I carried a colonial arrangement of white    carnations and red sweetheart roses. Sherri Ann Heath of Marengo, j sister of the bride, attended the bride as    maid of honor and Catherine Charlene Nanneman was bridesmaid. They wore red I velvet dresses with embroidered bodices and cuffs and red velvet To Perform at Preview ribb()ns in th(,'r hi*ir Thcir n°w; I ors were    colonial bouquets of Pianist Julian Bern will per- red and white carnations, form Wednesday at the    Sym- Serving    the bridegroom were phony preview    to be given    at • Ralph J.    Thomas as best man Warren Smith, groomsman, Guests were es-fessor Bern, who recently re- oorted by David Alan Heath of turned from a concert tour in I Marengo, brother of the bride. Europe, will perform music by| anfi Dennis I*e Nowotny of Schumann, Chopin, Scriabin and North Liberty. Heidi Sue Smith Liszt in a brief recital in addi- Uvas flower girl. lion to the usual preview pro-1 Following the wedding, a regram.    ception was given in the church The preview begins at I social rooms, o’clock and is open to the public    *    *    * without charge for admission After a brief wedding trip, the Conductor Richard Williams;couple will make their home at will explain and discuss the the Edgewood road address, music coming up on the Cedar Mrs. Nelson attended Central Rapids Symphony concerts Sat- college and is employed by St. urday and Monday evenings at Luke’s hospital. Mr. Nelson is Sinclair auditorium. Coe col- an engineer for the Chicago lego.    Northwestern    railroad. Pianist Julian Bern The Rush-Hcnrictta school    ton* «» Mr*. Hubert Swan-anj George Wa lh. ^Henrietta school cy, 2040 Glenway drive SE. Pro-groomsman. Clues H; HARDWICK The Finest Name In Kitchen RANGES See our largest selection of gas or electric models. 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  • Alvin Danielson
  • Austin Dallas
  • Bertha Moran
  • Carmen G. Jacobs
  • Catherine Charlene Nanneman
  • Charles Fitzgerald
  • Cherryl A. Jacobs
  • Cynthia Heath
  • Cynthia Sue Heath
  • Dale L Nelson Ko
  • Dale Laster Nelson
  • David Alan Heath
  • Dianne Michelle Jones
  • Donald F. Maple
  • Donna Lautner
  • Donovan L. Young
  • Dorothy Lahner
  • Douglas Addison Hayne
  • Frances Lewine
  • George Afolly
  • George Jiroucn
  • George Mally
  • Gerald A. J Heath
  • Glen D. Jones
  • Greg Jacobs
  • Irving R. Kaufman
  • James Nickle
  • James W. Jacobs
  • Joanne Kotaska
  • Joanne Marie Kotaska
  • John Lombard
  • John O. Henderson
  • John Vinquist
  • Julian Bern
  • Julie Nixon Eisenhower
  • Kim Allen Kuda
  • Lester Kotaska
  • Linda Canfield
  • Mary Earley
  • Mary Ellen Hardigg
  • Mary White
  • Pat Courtney
  • Richard R. Tenhaken
  • Richard Siewert
  • Robert A. Hayne
  • Robert Butschi
  • Ronald L. Ziegler
  • Russo Monitors Hall
  • Scott Denison
  • Sebert L. Nelson
  • Sherri Ann Heath
  • Susan C. Russo
  • Warren Smith
  • William Lukash

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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Issue Date: February 19, 1974

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