Cedar Rapids Gazette, February 19, 1974, Page 9

Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette February 19, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 19, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Furnishings Can Warmth Add, Decrease During Winter American Scene I I hi* Cedar Rapid* Gazette: Tile*., I-eh. 19, 1974 Months By Vivian Brown l-»*l your furnishings holp keep you warm That’s (hi* message from one furniture company executive who thinks we could borrow some tips from early Americans and the early English who didn’t know central heating In addition to reviving long-dormant functions of certain pieces of furniture, (Jus Tron, a vice-president of Drexel* Heritage, suggests scouting the attic for old downy quilts or braziers (heat-fired pans with grilles) and the like that might still be utilized to do what they were intended to do. “Winged chairs with their gracefully angled shoulders might be placed to protect us from uneven temperatures and other furniture might be shifted about with that idea in mind. “People with canopy beds might consider curtaining them for draft-free sleeping, drawing the draperies at night. Furniture might also be more cozily arranged for fireplace huddling.’’ Although Tron came to the United States 25 years ago as a scholarship exchange student from Italy to Bluffton college in Ohio, he decided to stay when he fell in love with the furniture business. It provided him with the opportunity to use his talents in the design arts. Foils “Many households in Europe used furnishings as a foil to the cold and chill. Heavy draperies were hung in doorways and, of course, in medieval times large tapes- By Abigail Van Buren DEAU ABBY; Clary and I went steady for two years and on Christmas day he gave mc a diamond and officially announced our engagement. (I’m 21 and Clary is 24.) My parents have always liked Cary and I know they weren’t surprised, but they are very much upset because—are you ready for this?- Clary didn’t ask my father for my hand. Abby, it would have been only a formality and actually it never crossed Clary’s mind or mine. I think since my parents felt so strongly about this they should have told me so I could have tipped Gary off. He’d have gone through (he whole bit just to make them happy. Does a man still ask the father tor his daughter’s hand? this it an old-fashioned, out-dated custom? NOT ASKED FOR DEAR NOT: Some still do. Although ifs only a formality, the man who asks a girl’s father for her hand is sure to start down the aisle on the right foot. * * * DEAR ABBY: I am a 26-year-old single black man. I played pro football for a few years, have a degree in business management and a good job. I am six-foot, five inches, weigh 240 and have been told I'm handsome. I neither smoke nor drink, am in excellent health and work out in the gym three times a week. I’m a good dancer, own a late model carj and have no skeletons in my closet. I know many young ladies, but some of the married ones are too friendly and a relationship with a married lady is not my thing, so that’s out. All the single chicks I know have boyfriends and I am not one to break up a romance, so that’s out. I’m clean, well-dressed, polite, and use the mouthwash: people hate, but I can’t seem to get a girl. Why? WANTS COMPANIONSHIP DEAR WANTS: You must be kidding! Pass the word to your friends (married or single) that you are interested in meeting a nice chick — object companionship and you’ll need the Pittsburgh Steelers to run interference for you. * * * DEAR ABBY: “Piggy Bank Peggy” wrote to you saying she cured her husband of using ob- j jectionable language by getting a piggy bank and making him put a quarter in it every time he used a swear word and a dollar every time he used a really dirty word. Seeing as bow I had the same problem with my husband, I tried it. It didn’t work. He got mad, used a swear word and asked mc for 75 cents change,    runty    and    value    to    the    com- saying he had a “dollar” word    party with    their particular    spe- in mind but used a 25 cent word instead. LITTLE OLI) CHANGE MAKER * * * DEAR ABBY; Is it possible j for a man to love two women at the same time? NETTIE DEAR NETTIE: Yes, but it would be very tiring. Problems? You’ll feel better it you get It off your chest. For a personal reply, write to ABBY: BOX No. 6971)0, Los Angeles, Calif- 90069. Enclose stamped, self-addressed envelope, please. For Abby’H new booklet, ‘‘What Teenagers Want to j Know”, send $1 to Abigail Van Buren, 132 Usky Dr., Beverly Hills, Calif. 90212. ™ • — -a a: aim — -rs: js aa. wai pfym |Wm - 'ie v* i * /    .    .    i    Ar    */    ’    -'frX- chilly home. Also dark woods used throughout a room cen contribute to a warm feeling. tries were used on walls,” he points out. In the United States at the turn of the century heavy velvet or damask portieres were in doorways and used as a decorative asset with different colors on either side complementing the rooms they separated. As for wall hangings, wall rugs are now popular and could be utilized for their insulation qualities. In fact, wall-to-wall carpet is a great insulator, Tron reminds us. Arrangement Fuel shortage or not, the proper arrangement of furniture might make us more comfortable in winter. Draft- free nooks and crannies should be utilized wherever possible, he suggests “Work and study activities with their demands on con centration deserve s peri a I treatment A desk might be placed under a stairway nook to increase both comfort and efficiency.” Most people pull their blinds during (old weather when they are trying to conserve heat, but if one is due for new draperies Tron recommends heavy opaque one* that help retain heat and save Hir-eondltionlng energy. He also advises keeping closet doors shut, especially those on outside walls Psychology Many psychological factor! are involved in warmth, he reminds us. A fireplace makes us tee! cozy even if we just look at it. Wood, heavy fabrics and warm colors also reinforce the feeling of warmth Mirrors, loo, can provide these warm feelings when they reflect a fireplace, greenery or light. Too many cold - looking furnishings — metal, glass and plastic — may provide psychic chills. Since women like to move furniture about, the warm winds of spring and summer could provide an incentive to rearrange everything If furniture suffers from a lack of humidity, bathtubs may be filled with water to provide moisture that will make us feel more comfortable. Pans of water on radiators may also be effective, suggests Tron. who has been with the High Point, N. C., furniture company for more than 20 years. r    \. ® 1974 by NU, inc. u    f "I hate to tell you this Fred, but I'm afraid we guessed wrong. The unisex look is out. This year, the F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald look is in!” Princess Catherine Napoleon To Marry Italian Prince Authors See Need for Reassessment of Female Managers By Gay Pauley NEW YORK (UPI) - The help-wanted sign is out for more women in management. There’s room at the top, but climbing up there calls for women in business and industry to get out of their specialization rut and for men to assess women’s abilities in a new light. Two men, who have left behind the specialization syndrome, examine the problems of women moving ahead. They report that, in working with many companies who want to find more women managers, “again and again we find that women tend to get trapped within a narrow', specialized hierarchy . . . we’ve begun to see that specialization represents not just a skill but a psychological investment. Fear Risks “They equate their own se rialist skills, and they fear the risks involved in giving up those skills to learn a new job — even at a higher level. . . Men sort of feel that women are more competent, more productive in a specialized field. Women find that s where they find their security, their recognition. They reinforce each others assumptions ” The two that have written Advertisement The Best Carpet Buys Are At Carpetland U.S.A. “Women in Management: what Needs To Be Done?” are Drs. Margaret Henning and Anne Jardim. Both have served on the faculty of the Harvard business school and have done extensive consulting work with corporations in the area of educating and upgrading women managers. Their dual writing appears in tho current issue of Context, duPont’s house publication. The two say they’re not talking about the five percent who are the “stars” and will blaze through anything. “We’re referring to the average, competent woman , . . who could be successful at the middle management level in the same way that the average competent man is.” “When men look at women in management, they tend to see the best of the women as average. When they look at men they do not look at them in the same way. “For the average woman to make it, she is expected to be as much like a man as she can. Yet ... to bring out her real skills and abilities, she can hardly afford to spend the lime it takes to be like a man. “A woman manager has to have the most incredible sources of energy. She not only has to manage the job; she has to summon up enough energy to be superior in the job just to be called average.” She also has to deal with the conflict of other women around her who are “still caught in the specialist bind and who still feel they have been successful and are doing quite well ‘for a woman.”’ The Drs Henning and Jar-dim say that any male manager who wants to get more women into similar jobs is going to have “to re-evaluate his own way of thinking.” In any company, where there’s a woman who’s really “initiating, who’s doing all the things like a really hot-shot man, a very good, decent manager is going to believe she s the kind ... he wants in his department. ’ Rut if he's going to continue to equate most women with that one “star”, he isn’t “going to open his mind enough nor is he going to take time to uncover other women who have potential.” As more women come into management, the two consultants see a better organization “in terms of productivity. work environment, creativity ” It goes beyond the cliche of women as a vast talent re-s wee — "it’s that their presence will allow beth men and women to be more creative “ PARIS (UPI) Princess Catherine Napoleon, 23, a descendant of the family of Na poleon Bonaparte, has become engaged to the Marquis Nieolo I)i San Germano, 25. her spokesman said Monday Catherine’s father, Prince liOuis Jerome Victor Emanuel Leopold Marie Napoleon, is the great-grandson of King-Jerome of Westphalia who was a younger brother of Emperor Napoleon I. Twin Sister Princess Catherine, the twin sister of Prince Charles and elder sister of Princess Laure and Prince Jerome, is ending her studies at I^usanne university law faculty. Friends described her as an excellent horsewoman who is interested in languages and music. The princess’ fiance is the descendant of an ancient Piedmont, Italian family, son of the Marquis di San Germano and Princess Mario Ruffo di Calabria. The spokesman said he completed military service as a sub-lieutenant in ihe cavalry and after studying political science, became director of a modem agricultural project in Piedmont. He is a municipal councillor at Campiglione and holds of fice in several local agricultural organizations. Princess Catherine’s 60-year-old father was born in Brussels Because of a law which forbade French royalty to live in France, Prince Napoleon could not jo'n the French army when World war II broke out and enlisted in the Foreign legion under an assumed name Joining the intelligence services later, he worked with the resistance inside Frame and was imprisoned for a time by the gestapo. He ended the war as an officer with the Alpine ski troops. The spokesman said Prince Napoleon travels a great deal and alter the exile law was aborted in 1950 often came to France. He lives in the family home at Prangins, Switzerland. By Polly Cramer Dear Polly Like Audrey I haled to leave my umbrella to lade on the back shelf in the car and there is no place else lo put it. I split, one ordinary grocery bag down one side and cut off the bottom. I laid the umbrella on it slantwise leaving the bottom end sticking out, I rolled the bag around the urn breba and taped together the loose paper Cut away any paper that interferes with the handle slicking out. This makes a cone-shaped container that makes it easy lo slip the umbrella in and out and meantime protects it from fading and rotting MRS. D. C. * * * By Polly Cramer Dear Polly — I bought a heavy piece of clear plastic at the dime store to cover my tablecloth and quite by accident discovered that this plastic is great for rolling pie dough on. The dough does not stick like it does to my dough board and I have such a nice large surface to work on. Also a piece of clear plastic placed over my open cookbook is easy to read through and there are no spills on the book. -MABEL * * * Dear Polly — To remove stubborn rust stains from my oalhroom basin I put the plug in, place a cloth over all the stain and pour vinegar over the cloth. Let stand for quite a time and the stains will disappear. - MRS. E. M W WASHINGTON’S BIRTHDAY SPECIAL! Offer Good ’til March I Lecithin Capsules I OO Caps    250    Caps    500    Caps *200    $4S0    $gso MATTESON HEALTH PRODUCTS 1I« 15th St. N.E,    Ph.    362-7345j We Mail Order Franks kraut •**»«wr oks iii**1 - -Cf ..f'.'V A Vs ( Put on the dog. Will) bhofl-ofdcr. long-on flavor “Reubtn Joe*!’ (Makes 7*10 delving*) I lh f rank s Quality Kraut. I envelop# Sloppy Joes seasoning mix, I lh. hankhirter* with huns, slu ed Sui** < hee*#- ( onibtnt undrained kraut and seasoning mix in mum epan. bring lo boil and ximtuer 2-3 min. Broil frank-tiirlerx. Place laige kraut spoonful on ear Ii roll, add frankfurt#! aud hall xlke cheese. Broil til iheexe melts FRANK’S. Doflfjont flood. In can* or jar*. Kraut juice. tun. . f:    VT • THE QUIZ *' ... ’    .    it    A-g ..    .    Jt    '    9    ■    A    ’    i    -i    I -Aa* JU    • S'*r- worldscope 410 point* for each quo#Hon answered carree tty) I Th* Adminstration agreed to (CHOOSE ONE: roll back, lr**/*) the price of d>e*a! fuel 2 Th# iucceuful splashdown of th# Skylab 3 crew ended th* last mannad American spaca mi$ynn until tha summer of.. ?. . • 197S    61977    dHO 3 Libya announced it was completely nation* airing three Amebean oil companies. True or false’ 4 President Muon urged represents!^#* of 13 oil - (CHOOSE ONE: producing, consuming) nations meeting in Washington to’ avoid what ha railed ’’isolation In the energy field * . was re* 5 Soviet dissident author . ported in police custody. a Joseph Brodsky h Boris Pasternak " •ksandr Snl»hen1fsvn newsname (IO point* H yeti ran identify th** person In th* new*) I criticised suggestions that the U.S. should retaliate against the Arab oil embargo by control* ling exports and r lifting foreign aid, "let's not abandon tha world.” I urged a Congressional nm mitt ee Who am I? matchwords (< point* (or Mrh correct match) I abduct 2 ...abscond J,. ..admonish 4 abrogate ommodata a go Into hiding to avoid arrest or prosecution b reprove e kidnap d oblige * break a formal agreement _ auaii ■ (A? newspicture (IO point* It you anawor lh** quostioe correctly) When its upper stage tailed to ignite, this SIS million pocket was blown up after liftoff from Cape Canaveral. It wa* a test flight pf the type of rocket scheduled to carry the (CHOOSE ONE V'ki«g[ Pioneer) aparec'ift to a Mars landing in 1976. spotlight (2 point* (or oach qmulto* anawared correctly) 1 In Olympic competition, the third place medal Is made of . . ’ . 2 The 1973 Sullivan Award tor the nations outstanding amateur athlete went to • • 7, • a Rill Walton b Billie Jean King c Dave Wottie 3 Iou Grog*, named to th* Pro Football Hall rf Fame, wa' renowned few his place kicking True or False’ 4 Tim Pena. re ently signed to a Baltimore Colts contract. is the son of a man well known in the sport of,, ?,, a soc< et b basketball c baseball 5 Th* tradition of having the President throw out the first ball of (tie mater laagua baseball season began with (CHOOSE OM : Harry truman, William Howard Taft), roundtable Family cd ac u* (ton (ne score) How do you feel about now granting amnesty to Viet Nam War draft evaders? YOU* SCO*! ll lo IOO point* TOP SCOR!1 ll to SO point* — Ficollant.71 to 80 point* — Good SI to 70 point* n jg *4 0 vie. Inc Madison. Wisconsin fair ANSWERS ON REVERSE PAOE f TIT HW F FRIGIOAIRE Smart Appliance buyers! You’ve been waiting... Now’s your chance...Only 3 more days We cannot tell a lie..,we chopped pricesI Come in soon...and remember— we’re open Monday and Thursday nile til 9 pm... Come |oin us in a cup of coffee...? WASHERS — DRYERS TELEVISION REFRIGERATORS FREEZERS — RANGES DISHWASHERS SCRATCH *N*DENT HALF-PAIRS, ONE-OF-A-KIND...CHOP-CHOP! SALE ENDS FRI. FEB 22. How crazy can you get? Come and see. 363-0283 106 Second Avenue SW West End of 2nd Ave Bridge. Open all Day Saturday. ;

  • Abigail Van Buren
  • Abigail Van Buren Deau
  • Anne Jardim
  • Billie Jean King
  • Catherine Napoleon
  • Dave Wottie
  • F. Scott
  • Jerome Victor Emanuel Leopold Marie Napoleon
  • Joseph Brodsky
  • Margaret Henning
  • Mario Ruffo
  • Polly Cramer Dear Polly
  • Polly Cramer Dear Polly Like Audrey
  • Prince Jerome
  • Prince Napoleon
  • Rill Walton
  • Tim Pena
  • Vivian Brown
  • William Howard Taft
  • Zelda Fitzgerald

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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Issue Date: February 19, 1974

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