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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - April 23, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                10 The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Tues., Apr. 23, 1974 New Sorority Chapter Gazette photo by Torn Men Miss Delight Killinger, 2168 Larry drive NE, left, organizer of the new Beta Pi chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma sorority, looks over the charter with, from left, Miss Elaine Muiherin of Mt. Vernon, the new president; Mrs. Betty Piercy of Iowa City, state president, and Mrs. Grace Ferns, also of Iowa City, state corresponding secretary. Along with Miss Muiherin, other officers elected and installed at the meeting held Tuesday at the Montrose hotel were: Mrs. Max Thompson, first vice-president; Mrs. Leland Belden, second vice-president; Mrs. Marilyn Holman, secretary, and Mrs. Al H. Coles, treasurer. By Abigail Van Buren DEAR ABBY: This is con- cerning the lady who was irate because so few had responded to the RSVP on her party invi- tation. I resent your statement that such people are either ig- norant or negligent. I am a university professor with a Ph.D., have traveled extensively in about 20 coun- tries, have attended socials with ambassadors and other notables, so I don't consider myself an ignorant person. Yet, until you printed it in your column, I never was sure of the meaning of RSVP. As a professor, I have learned that many college students don't know which way the earth rotates, or the difference in time between New York and Denver, so is it realistic to expect them to know the meaning of RSVP? Or do I have my priorities reversed? I suggest that if the lady would substitute "Please let us know whether or not you are coming" for "RSVP" on the invitation, she would have much better responses. UNDERSTANDING IN COLORADO DEAR UNDERSTANDING: Ignorance is simply the ab- sence of knowledge, which is no crime. We are all on different subjects. No offense intended. t DEAR ABBY: I sew most of my own clothes and am pleased with most of the things I have made. I attend sewing classes, so the word got around that I make my own clothing. I am annoyed by people who, every time they see me in something new, ask: "Did you make I think it's as rude a question to ask as: "How much did you pay for that How should I handle this sit- uation without being rude? Please don't tell me I should be proud that I can sew because I could also be proud to wear an expensive ready-made dress, but I don't want to wear the price tag. LOVES TO SEW DEAR LOVES: Yon can't prevent people from question- ing you, but yon can change yonr attitude. The ability to make something that resem- bles an expensive ready-made creation is far more deserving of praise than having the money to buy it. Hand-made things are more valuable though less costly when made by your own hands, so don't resent the opportunities to crow a little. Linda S. Jurgens, Larry David Hlas Vows Repeated VAN HORNE Immaculate Conception Catholic church provided the setting Saturday afternoon for the marriage of Miss Linda Sue Jurgens and Larry David Hlas. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Jurgens and Mr. and Mrs. Anton Hlas of Elberon. The Rev. John Pitzer of- ficiated at the 1 o'clock ceremony which was followed by a reception for 250 guests in the church social rooms. The bride's organza gown was accented with Cluny lace at the wedding ring collar, lantern sleeves and empire bodice. A crown headpiece held Psychiatrist Says 'Relieve Stress by Meditation Mrs. Hlas her chapel-length mantilla, bordered in matching lace, and she carried a cascade of red roses, cymbidium orchids and white daisies. Maid of honor was Kimberlie Jurgens and bridesmaids were Deb Whitworth and Cindy Strellner. They wore lavender dotted Swiss gowns with stand-up collars, Juliet sleeves and empire waistlines. Matching picture hats completed their ensembles and they carried wicker baskets containing purple, pink and white daisies. Mike Hagen served as best man. Groomsmen were Tom Hlas and Anthony Hlas, both brothers of the bridegroom. Ushers were brothers of the bridal couple: Lester and Darrell Jurgens and Lenard and Leo Hlas. Kristan Jurgens of Marion and Mary Sedlacek of Cedar Rapids were flower girls. The newlyweds are residing in Garrison. The bridegroom attends Hawkeye Institute of Technology and farms. By Gail Cooper Stress-related physiological and psychological disorders are increasing, Dr. Harold Bloomfield said in a Monday evening lecture at the Roosevelt hotel. Bloomfield is the first American psychiatrist to become a teacher of Transcen- dental Meditation the science of creative in- telligence. He told an audience of about 150 persons attending the TM introductory lecture that in the last 20 years, doctors have seen a rise in high blood pressure patients, ulcer victims and drug abuse (especially alcohol "Despite advances in modern he said, "there have been no adequate solutions to these problems which are caused by stress." Written Articles Bloomfield has written ar- ticles about TM and has made presentations over the country. He has written a book, "Medi- tation and which will be released later this year. He recently completed a lecture tour in Israel, Greece and Europe. In 1973 he began teaching TM, Bloomfield said that he recommends the simple tech- nique of TM to his psychiatric patients and notes the positive effects that TM'has on reliev- ing their stress. "TM is not a religion or a philosophy and it involves no change in lifestyle. It is a comfortable process. You close your eyes and practice a simple technique for 20 minutes each morning and he said. The results, backed up by recent research comparing meditators and non-medita- tors, have shown meditators to be calmer, have more energy and greater stability. "In Bloomfield said, "it makes people easier to be with." Studies show that TM is a major scientific discovery because every aspect studied shows the effects to be the exact opposite of stress, ac- cording to the psychiatrist. During meditation, a person achieves a level of rest which is twice the level reached during sleep, even though the medita- tor is fully conscious. Reduced Nervousness Research, begun in 1969-70, has shown that meditators exhibit: Reduced nervousness, depression and irritability and increased sociability and self- assuredness. Meditators also show a decreased tendency to dominate, decreased inhibition and increased emotional stability and efficiency. Bloomfield said that possible medical applications of the research results would be in the treatment of high blood pressure, anxiety, asthma, drug abuse and numerous other stress-related problems. C.R. RESIDENT RETURNS FROM TRIP TO SOUTH Mrs. John Niles, 830 Fifth avenue SE, has returned from visiting her son, Robert Short, in Montgomery, Ala. Society for Women Features Carlo Hills Tells View On Post By Margaret Gentry WASHINGTON (AP) The time was autumn, 1973. Carla Hills, a partner in a Los An- geles law firm, had spent the day house-hunting in Washing- ton. In a couple of weeks, she was to be nominated to be an -assistant attorney general and the highest-ranking woman in the justice department. She flew home the next day, Oct. 20. Switching on her car radio during the drive home from the airport, she heard that the two men who selected her, then Atty. Gen. Elliot L. Richardson and his deputy, William D. Ruckelshaus, had resigned in a Watergate-relat- ed dispute with President Nixon. There was talk of im- peaching the President. The justice department for the moment was in disarray. Stunned "I was really quite she recalled. "I stopped ;hinking that I would be com- ing to Washington" for a job she considers "the best lawyer's job in government." She went back to the private >ractice built up over 12 years tfith the firm of Munger, Tolles, Hills and Richers- rtauser. "I simply re-entered that private sector. With gus- to." In January, William B. Saxbe was sworn in as attorney ;eneral and soon called Mrs. lills to say that he, too, wanted ncr to run the department's livil division. She agreed, was nominated >y Nixon, confirmed by the enate and was sworn in April as an assistant attorney general the first woman to lold the title in more than ears and the third in the his ory of the department. 290 Lawyers In an interview, she dis ussed her views about th livision of 290 lawyers wh epresent the government on anorama of legal issues rang ng from employment dispute o the impoundment of federa unds and other crucial const! utional questions. At 40, she speaks from ackground of training an xperience in the law as it i pplied in civil cases in th' ederal courts. She hopes to convince other overnment agencies to rely on ustice department lawyers ather than turning to their wn in-house attorneys. Saxbe has expressed dissat- faction that other depart- ents and independent agen- es often prefer to use their wn lawyers rather than more objective advice om justice. 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