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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 22, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Frl.. Feb. 22, 1974 f Society TOr Women Features Largest Ever Teleohoto Yawning nonchalantly, twins Kevin McHale, left, and Brian, appear less than enthusiastic over their record-breaking weight at birth, a combined 18 pounds. The twins are the largest evor at Loyola hospital in Maywood, III., a western sub- urb of Chicago. Born Tuesday, Kevin weighed in at 3 Ibs. 10 ounces; Brian at 9 Ibs. 6 ounces. Holding the boys are their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert McHale of Bolingbrook, 111. By Abigail Van Buren DEAR ABBY: I am upset about the kind of book my son's English teacher as signs him to read. He's in thi llth grade. These books contain some filthy four-letter words. My son doesn't want me to go to schoo and complain. He says the whole class has to read them. I think it's terrible to shove vulgarity down the throats o] young people. If I heard my teenage son using such Ian guage as he is being forced to read, he would get five knuckles in the mouth. Am I wrong to be upset by this? I am 47 and never rear such filth. I try to teach my children to keep their language anc thoughts clean and I send them to school and their teachers force trash down their throats. Your opinion, please. UPSET DEAR UPSET: I, too, am of- fended by four-letter words. (It's a holdover from my early it a But let's be fair. Not all writing that contains four-letter words is "trash." Some are judged to be classics by many highly- respected literary critics. Relax, mother. I doubt that your son will be corrupted by an English assignment. DEAR ABBY: Here's my problem: I have very short and stubby thumbs and they are ugly and I am ashamed of them. Do you think they could be operated on to be made nar- rower? Mrs. Smith: ASP Poll Growing Editors' Note: In Decem- ber UPl reported on Mrs. Dolores Smith of Olney, Mil., who decided Ricfiord Ni.voti's "silent majority" needed a nieiiti.s1 of expres- sion and set up operations on her living room card table to provide it. Here's ii report on her progress. By Mary Hanlcy.. OLNEY, Mel. (UPI) Mrs. Delores Smith's one-woman committee for the President has prompted thousands of Ameri- cans to offer their help, stamps, dollars and good wishes. Mrs. Smith, a 40-year-old :iousewife and mother of year-old twin daughters, began her "Americans in Support of the President" (ASP) campaign six months ago when she decid- ed the press was out to get President Nixon and that the opinion polls against him were distorted. She knew there had to be more people who felt as she did and decided to "provide this silent majority with a poll of its own." If people would write she would tabulate their letters. Since then she has received more than letters -.from 42 states and Puerto Rico, not counting 30 anti-Nixon letters, and made it onto a television talk show in Dayton, Ohio. In December she had 200 let- ters on her. card table. Now she has set aside a room for sorting Telcphoto Mrs. Dolores Smith's one-woman committee for the President has prompted thou- sands of Americans to offer their help, stamps, dollars and good wishes. She is shown here in a photo taten last December. Debra Cranford, 17, of Lubbocit chows off her Siamese cat, Kurt, Who "won" test sponsored by a .clothing store in However, when owners of the store learned the winner was a cat, they declined to .pay the offered as first prize. Store spokes- men have declined comment, but Debra's parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Cranford, filed, a civil suit seeking to collect the money. Kurt, Family Cat, Involved in Prize Dispute LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) early two years is too long to ait to collect 5750 for Kurt the at, a family pet, says' Debra ranford, 17. So she and her family filed suit this week trying to obtain the prize money they claim Kurt won. Debra, a pupil at Coronado high school, said she heard on a radio that John's Jeans was I'don't have any money, a drawing to mark the would be willing to let a surgeon opening of its store. work on me as an experiment! "J went to tne st( store and filled and I would take my chances out several entry said with the results, fare. I am on "I signed my name to one, v UGLY THUMBS my Parents' names' DEAR UGLY: Thumb a ride brothers' and sisters' and I also (o your nearest medical school signed a blank with the names and ask if they are interested in of mv Kurt and my your proposition, but don't get two fish, Pedro and Samantha." your hopes up. She added, "I didn't see thing at the store that said yo DEAR ABBY: An 18-year couldn't sign more than on marriage has me bored stiff and b 1 a n k. The court petitio dissatisfied. A moderate income claims there were no rule provides adequate clothes, food keeping cats from entering, and a small home with nothing Debra said she received a ca left for my purse, vacation trips Sept. 23, 1972, from someone and those extra wants. People the store telling her Kurt Craw say, "Count your ford's entry had won. The stor but I ask myself, "Am I sup- wanted her to bring him in fo posed to be satisfied with so lit- pictures, tie as a home, three healthy, "I went out there that after- trouble-free kids, a vice-free noon but when I told them tha husband who's home every Kurt was a cat, they said they night, who helps with the house- would not be able to give me the work, embraces and compli- Debra recalled, mcnts me "They said they couldn't give Would anyone blame me if I him the money because a cat left for a man who can show me couldn't sign the check." some if only for a lit- A spokesman for John's Jeans Beck-Erickson Vows SPOKANE, Wash. bridal couple, Art and, Stan vows were exchanged and Terry Beck. Also by Miss Deborah Jo the wedding party were daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley M. Beck and David Hartman as ringbearer, and Christina Mulvihill, flower- ard Erickson, 222 street NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Archie S. Erickson. The Revs. Eldon Hibbard and Richard Nieman officiated a brief wedding trip, the newlyweds will be at home at the Thirty-second street address in Cedar Rapids. The bride attended Eastern the 8 o'clock ceremony at Our Savior's Lutheran church and following, a reception for State college in Cheney and Washington State university in Pullman. Mr. guests was given in the was graduated from social rooms. A gown of chiffon and taffeta accented with jeweled peau d' ange lace motifs and designed with elbow-length sleeves and Washington State college and is presently the owner-manager of Sambo's restaurant in Cedar Rapids. Watteau court train was chosen by the bride. Her bouffant veil was caught to a flower head-1 piece of pink daisies and she! carried a cluster bouquet SHOWER HONORS MRS. RICHARD SCHAFER Mrs. Richard R. Schafer, 1145 Longview drive, Marion, was lonorcd at a baby shower given by and stacking, complete with _ portrait of President Nixon and an American flag. Olney rural letter carrier John Beall says she averages 50 to 75 letters a day. "She's my busiest customer It can't be that everyone's against Nixon when this is going on here. I think someone ought to inves- tigate those he said. The writers include hou: wives, young married couple retirees, military-types, Vi nam widows, school childre registered Democrats, and o ex-POW. Orson G. Swindle III, major in the marine corp from Camilla, Ga., who spen years in North Vietnam prisons, included a copy of hi letter that appeared in th Washington Post which said "Thank God for Richard M Nixon my President, m Commander-in-Chief, and m fellow American." Wrote 13-year-old Cornelia B Sise of Hamden, Conn: what you are doing is wonde ful. I love you and your wonde M family." Dale Barndollar, a real esta agent in Ohio, wrob 'It's a rotten news media th. las mads it necessary for me I write this note to you for ou ine President." A lot of the writers ask, vhat can we do to Mr. Smith is urging them to star their own campaigns. "I jus want to get them si said. tie while? BORED DEAR BORED: I would be those who would remind you to count your blessings. declined comment. A hearing date has ifot been set by the court. Canned Foods Store canned foods in a cool, dry place where they will not be subjected to freezing tempera- tures. Serving as maid of honor was Deborah Marie Fuher. Her green-colored gown featured lace sleeves with matching lace on the bodice and ataffeta skirt covered with organza. She car- ,f you arc ried a bouquet of pink and white snccr Lyle Primrose, 4300 Fairlane drive NE. Fifteen guests shared the courtesy. daisies. Lance Good Sense y overweight, ts should be iavoided. They will only cmpha- Sentcr was best man ,hat which is out! and ushers included brothers of Of 23... -when hurting her would hurt you, more. for it! Call now lor lino flowers from Remember those in the hospital. they'll remember KREBS Flower Shop 2-124 IBIli SI. S.W. 363-2081 Every Sat. p.m. BEEFEATERS BUFFET per person Children undor 10, Roail Round of Bmf, Strogonoff, alodi, Roliihfli, Deitorli, Grant Wood JCItchen ROOSEVELT MOTOR HOTEL CEDAR MUSJQWA V ADJACENT GUEST PARKING Vote Is Sought On Legislation For Anti-Busing WASHINGTON (UPI) Rep Edith Green, has start ed circulating a petition among her colleagues seeking to force a vote in the house on a proposec constitutional -amendment to prohibit busing of students to achieve school desegregation. The legislation has been stalled for months in the house u d i c i a r y committee. Firs signer of Mrs. Green's petition vas house Republican leader John J. Rhodes of Arizona sponsor of the proposed amend- ment. In the senate, a judiciary sub- committee headed by Sen. Sam J. Ervin is holding hearings on antibusing pro- posals. Witnesses were called to- day representing the National Association for Advancement of Colored People, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Liberty Lobby. Ervin favors an immediate halt to busing, followed by a "constitutional amendment to put an end to it forever." Mrs. Green, a respected ex- pert on education matters in her 20-year house career, said there is overwhelming public opposi- tion to busing and that this would help her gain the re- quired 218 signatures to wrest louse antibusing legislation from .the judiciary committee and bring it to the floor. Mrs. Green said court-ordered lusing has prompted "polariza-j ion of the and added 'I do. not see one .scintilla of ev dence that (busing) has irr iroved the education offers fo itudents." Sen. James Allen, (D-AIa. old the Ervin panel Wednesda hat congress must act soon 'shackle the unlimited discrt ionary powers of federal judges o tyrannize the people of ou lation." Bridge West Side Club Team play, .winners in a game played .at Thursday at Welty-Way were: Mrs. Frank Zeman and Mrs. R. W. Vater YWCA Plans June Trip To Alaska The YVV'CA is planning a trip to Alaska this summer. Travcl- and Mrs. W. E. Eyman and Mrs. ers wiu loavc Cedar Rapids for' K. E. Henrikson, first; Mr. Wash-. June G and re- X.'E. Henrikson, first; Mr. and Mrs. James Hodges and Mrs.j James Smittkamp and De Vere Hirt, second. The next sched- uled game will be played at i: 30 Sunday at Wclty-Way. Beginners' Duplicate Winners in a Mitchell move- ment game played at Noelridge Park Christian church at Thursday were: North-south Mrs. Richard Sievert and Charles Fitzgerald, first, and VIrs. Mary Barley and Mrs. Scott Denison, second; east-west Mrs. Mark McKnight and Ars. Robert first, nd Mrs. Richard Grodt and Robert Dreckman, second. 'he next .game will be played at Thursday at the church. i turn June 20. Highlights of the plane trip include stops in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Mt. McKinley, Sitka and Juneau. There will be a trip on the narrow gauge railroad to White Horse and a trip by ship down the inward passage to Vancouver, B. C. YWCA members, their hus- bands, and non-members arc in- vited. The approximate cost of to will include all lodging and transportation and meals on the 'plane, train and ship. Reservations and a deposit must be made by March 12. Tour hostess for the trip is Alice Palmer. Call the desk, 365-1458, for "urther information. Skirt Comeback This spring and fall will sc kirts in great variety sof lared. gored and-pleated fo more and easier movement. Two Locations... TWICE AS NICE'. DOWNTOWN 108 ie tower TOWN COUNTRY Shopping Center 'ops Piano, Organ Recital To Be Sunday Mary Jo Votroubek of Mary o's Piano and Organ studio 140 Old Marion road NE, wit resent her students in a recital f popular music Sunday eve- ing at at Hiltbrunner's music studio. Included in the ecital are the sophomore Mad- gal singers from Regis high chool. Students participating are: Laurie Kahler, Dennis Grove, Jason Bogart, Jim Jensen, Brenda Dougherty, Mary Van- dewalle, Sally O'Brien, Susan Wubbens, Marci Meyocks, Karla Karrar, Kathy Buresh, Patty O'Brien and Kathy Eng- holm. Womdn Becomes First Navy Pilot WASHINGTON (UPI) LI. (J.G.) Barbara Allen, 25, of Long Beach, Calif., will become the U.S. military's first woman flyer Friday. The Pentagon said Wednesday Lt. Allen completed training Tuesday and will officially be- come an aviator during ceremo- nies at the Corpus Christi, Texas, naval air station. The navy opened its flying Jrogram to women for the first ime.last year and eight can- didates were accepted into the program. One flunked out be- cause she became air sick and a second resigned after marrying her recruiter. The remaining ivc are still in training. When the going gets tough, the tough shoes get going! Buster Brown,
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