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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - March 4, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                The Cedar Kapids Gazette: Mon., Mar., 4, 1974 Society for Wo 1716PI Features Quintuplets and Family Wirephoto Can you pick out the Fischer quintuplets? They are posing with their family in a rare public appearance together re- cently as St. Luke's hospital, Aberdeen, S.D., opens its new million addition to open house tours. All 11 Fischer chil- dren were born at St. Luke's hospital. Mrs. Fischer is at left with Robert Mellbye, administrator, and Mrs. Harold Walz. Andrew Fischer is at far right with Sister Stephen Davis who was hospital administrator when the quintuplets were born Sept 14 1963. The children are, back row, from left: Cindy, 9, Evelyn, 15, Margaret, 10, Denise, 14, Julie, 16, Charlotte, 17, Danny 18, and Jimmy, 10. Maggie, Annie and Cathy, from left in foreground, with Margaret and Jimmy, are the quint- uplets. They are America's oldest quintuplets. Iowa Women's Issues Gaining Legislative Ground taaP By Gail Cooper Roxarme Conlin, assistant attorney general and' chair- person of the Iowa Women's Political Caucus, told work- shop participants at-Coe. col- lege that she ex- pects six of twelve bills, cur- rently before the Iowa legisla- ture to go through this ses- sion. The six deal with dis- crimination i n education, credit, rape, inheritance taxes, child care and housing. Conlin, speaking on "Legis- lative Issues" to members of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and participants in a work- shop on women's issues, said that although legislators have in the past been "short- sighted" concerning women's .issues, "there is a decided change in the present legisla- ture." Rape Trial She spoke of legislation af- fecting rape convictions, cred- it discrimination and inheri- tance laws. "A Case of aired on television recently, brought home problems women en- counter in this area. The pro- gram dealt with a rape trial. The assistant attorney gen- eral said that two changes are being asked in Iowa's law: "Elimination of the corrobo- ration requirement for the crime of rape, and prohibition of inquiry into the past.sexual conduct of the victim." The current corroboration requirement of the Iowa law states that the "defendant in a prosecution for rapa or as- sault with intent to commit rape cannot be convicted upon the testimony of the per- son injured, unless she be cor- roborated by other evidence tending to connect the defend- ant with the commission of the offense." "Mistrust" Conlin said that "such a requirement, besides being of questionable constitutional va- lidity, also indicates substan- tial mistrust of the sworn tes- timony of a female." Iowa is one of only five states that have a corrobo- ration requirement. The protection of the in- nocent accused is important in all cases, Conlin continued, however "few women would risk a court room confronta- tion and the accompanying emotional trauma without cause." Victim's Life- Courts in this state give an instruction to the jury to con- sider the victim's "experience and further that evi- dence of "unchastity" should be considered to determine whether or not the victim con- sented, Conlin said. However, evidence concern- ing the defendant's past sex- ual conduct, arrests, and con- victions is not admissible. "A rape trial is a trial of the victim." she declared, "not a trial of the accused." Credit Burden Speaking of credit discrimi- nation, she said that "the use of credit in today's economy is essential for nearly all citi- zens. Few people can pur- chase a home or car, educate a child or start a small busi- ness without access to some form of credit. Women are nied full and fair access to credit. placing a totally un- justifiable burden on them." It is assumed, she said, that single women will marry, married women will get preg- nant and stop working, and that the income of women is not reliable, despite statistics to the contrary. Legislation before the Iowa legislature concerning credit discrimination is expected to go through, Conlin said. Old Laws Regarding inheritance laws in Iowa, the assistant attorney general said that those laws "are 41 years old." The law presently states that women who labor as housewives and homemakers must prove _ equal earning power as their'nusb'airids to en-' title them to inherit his half of the property when he dies. "But they can't do that be- cause a woman is not com-. pensated financially for her work as homemaker." Too often, she said, a widow, finds that all her work has been of "no value." Many times widows have been forced to sell the farms to pay taxes. While tax money is impor- tant for the state, Conlin said, "We must also recognize that the law discriminates against widows." House File 475 has passed in the house and is new in the senate awaiting ac- tion. Conlin, as chairperson of the Iowa Women's Political Caucus, attributes much of the legislation concerning wo- men's issues to the of caucus members. Bridge West Side Club Winners in a Mitchell move- ment game played Sunday at Welty-Way were: North-south Mrs. Thomas Mullin and Mrs. L. W. Busby, first, and Phillip Arnell and Richard Moenk, sec- ond; east-west Dr. Beth Hatch and John Knodle, first, and Richard Nassif and William Jennings, second. The next scheduled game will be played at Thursday at Welty-Way: Marion Club Winners of a Mitchell move- ment game played Saturday at the YWCA are: North-south Mrs. Ruth Helm and 'Mike Rowray, first, and Mrs. K. V. Harrington, and Clyde Nowlin, second; east-west Viola Schenken and Frank Zeman, first, and Richard Moenk and Phil Arnell, second. The next unit game will be played Wednesday at at the YWCA. Royal Couple Moves Into New Mansion SANDHURST, England (AP) Princess Anne and her hus- band, army Capt. Mark Phil- lips, have moved into their new home at the Royal Military academy. The couple, married Nov. 14, drove to their first home, a Georgian mansion on the academy grounds, on Friday. Sandhurst is 50 miles west of London. They had just returned to England with the Queen from an Australian tour. HearstPleo Made to Abductors Mrs. Randolph Hearst, mother of kidnaped Patricia Hearst, reaches down to pet the family cat, Musche, as she and her husband appear outside their home Sunday at Hillsborough, Calif. It was their first appearance before reporters and TV cameras in more than a weelc. In a dramatic television plea, the newspaper editor asked -the terrorist abductors to ;allow his daughter to communicate with her family after 10 days of silence. Teleohoto Ellis YMCA Open House Is Planned An open house and women's day at Ellis YMCA is scheduled Tuesday beginning at 9 o'clock. During the day the building will open to women interested in participating in scheduled activ- ities or desiring to the facility. Special, events will include "Women's Olympics" and a oelly dance demonstration and trial lesson. All women registered by 9 o'clock1 will :bei placed on brie of iour teams competing in .volley- ball, 'basketball, free throw, )obl, ping-pong, bumper pool, racquetball and swimming relays. Cindy Rusbult, an intern at Ellis from the University of Iowa, is captain of the Olym- pics. Sandce Skelton's belly dance lass will give a demonstration and trial lesson to all interested women from until noon. The exercise and weight room and sauna will also be open. A jaby-sitter will also be avail- able during the activities. an church. The Rev. DuWayne Kirkeide "officiated. A reception .____ 25D guests'was given in the daughter Wilken church social rooms after the Lutheran church provided the setting Feb. 23 for the marriage _c Till SToi'ia son, jr., Billy Mitchell Wilson. The Rev, Harold Naig performed the 2 take a tour of o'clock ceremony and following, a reception for 250 guests was given in the American Legion hall. The couple traveled to1 Texas and are making their home in Monticello where Mr. Wilson farms. The bride is em- ployed'by Siegler Cuckter. Sandwich Waffles Waffles can be good when they're used as a base for hot sandwiches. Simply spread with your favorite sandwich spread and broil. The waffle contrib- utes delightful crispness. Weddings Monticello St. Matthew's ny Feb.'16 at St. Paul's Luther- of Miss Marie ffilken, of Anamosa and the late Mr. ceremony. The new Mr. and Wilken and Billy Mitchell Wil-JMrs. Benhart are employes of son of Mr. and Mrs. Land 0' Lake. Services in Clar- ence where they are residing. Club Marriage vows were exchanged Feb. 22 by Miss Susan Kay Bauer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Bauer of Walker, and Jon Mark Ellis, son First and Third Wednesday Book Group Mrs. Ralph Triem, 745 Staub court NE, is hostess at 1 o'clock with Mrs. W. L. Barnard assisting. Mrs. Adolph Topinka will review "Maria Callas, Portrait of a Prima Donna" by George Jel- linek. First Wednesday Book Group of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Ellis. Hostess .at a dessert 8 o'clock ceremony was per- formed by the Rev. John Fagan at St. John's Catholic church. A reception for 175 guests was given at the Legion hall after the ceremony. On return from a wedding trip to Colorado the newlyweds are making their home in Ames where they are students at Iowa State universi- ty. Stanwood Patsy Olson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John E. 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