Cedar Rapids Gazette, July 8, 1974, Page 8

Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette July 8, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - July 8, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa g The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Mon., July 8, 1974 — AP Wirephoto Bob Denker, 30, an assistant in the electronics procedure department ot the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., looks over some computer readout as his boss, Betty Ruhl, looks on. Interviews with men who have female bosses turned up the general feeling that women bosses are no worse than men and, in some cases, better. Society for Women Matures Mary Jack Is Married INDEPENDENCE - Miss Mary Kathryn Jack and James Armstrong Sloan were married Saturday during a one o’clock ceremony at St. John’s Catholic church. Parents of the bridal couple are Mr. and Mrs. Niles B. Jack and Dr. and Mrs James A. Sloan. Officiating at the ceremony was the Rev. Donald Sweeney. A reception for 300 guests followed and was given at the Pinicon motel. The bride wore gown of ivory sata peau styled with reembroidered Alencon lace at the bodice and full bishop sleeves. Her A-line skirt swept to a chapel-length train and she carried a bouquet of pink roses. Sheryl Sehrage was maid of honor and Michal Sloan, sister of the bridegroom, was bridesmaid. Their halter gowns of cotton eyelet were of floral print on ivory background and styled with empire waistlines and matching jackets. Each wore a matching picture hat and carried a basket of assorted flowers. Tim Nelson was best man and John Jack, brother of the bride, was groomsman. David Sloan, brother of the bridegroom, Jerry Bentzinger, Gary Fuller and Richard Denny were ushers, * * * The bride was graduated from Winona (Minn.) State college and will teach school this fall in Mora, Minn. The bridegroom will bt* a student at St. Cloud (Minn.) State college. They are residing in Winona for the summer. Women s Golf Twin Pines Thirteen golfers participated in twilight golf Sunday Prizes were awarded to Carl Badger and Mrs. John Hand. Mrs. Bert Hoffman was clubhouse hostess and Mr. and Mrs. Hand were hosts at home at 4222 Culver street NE. Mr. and Mrs. Ted Campbell and Mr. and Mrs Badger were co-hosts. Ellis Mrs. Brian Frisch was medalist with three birdies in the weekend event. Thirty-seven members participated. Prizes were awarded to members who sank approaches: Mrs. Robert Condon, Mrs. Harold Miller and Mrs. C. F. Klinger. Flight winners were: Mrs. Arlen Blank and Mrs. Tom Merry man, championship; Mrs. (Die Dills and Mrs Harold Layher, first, Mrs. Ibm Terrace and Mrs. Ray Dunahugh, second, and Mrs. Paul Patterson and Mrs J. A. Sampson, third. Mrs Blank. Mrs. Charles Barta, Mrs Miller and Miss Betty llruska had birdies. Winners of the “best shot” tournament were: Mrs. Frisch and Mrs. Edward Smith, medalists; Mrs. Blank and Mrs. John Kehrer; Miss Frances Nemer and Mrs. J. F Nemec; Mrs. William Stusak and Mrs Richard Norton, Mrs Merryman and Mrs. Robert Jackson; Mrs A A Griffin and Miss Usa Griffin; Mrs. John Hand and Mrs Bert Hoffman; Mrs. Louis Stolba and Mrs. Al Wear; Mrs. John Heefner and Mrs. Lester Mevees, and Mrs. Owen Winterberg and Mrs. Keeran Knight. Firm Announces Skyship Pions LONDON (AP) - A British firm of design engineers announced plans Thursday to produce a giant cargo-carrying airship which it claims would be almost as cheap to operate as freight transport by sea. John West, the head of the firm, said his saucer-shaped “skyship” would be kept aloft by helium, would be powered by IOO turbo-jet engines and cost no more to build than a jumbo jet. He said an army could use it to transport 1,800 men, 70 small vehicles, 14 large vehicles. HO trailers and IOO tons of stores in one lift. Couple Honored at Wedding Reception Mr. and Mrs. Garland Davis, jr., 1H20 Seventh avenue SW, were honored at a wedding reception Sunday given at the Roosevelt hotel. The bride’s mother. Mrs. Josephine Taylor, 1555 Seventh avenue SE, was hostess to the 150 guests. Following, Mr. and Mrs. Ron Moore, 2400 Indian Hill road SE, were hosts to 40 guests in their home for a buffet dinner. Mr. and Mrs. Davis were married June 23 at the Little Brown church in Nashua. Tuesday evening Mrs Davis will be honored at a miscellaneous shower at the Elks club. Hostess will be Mrs. Ed Gorman. A dinner at the club will follow . Camp Keeps Oldsters From Being Lonesome MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — Fannie Atlas says she's kept so busy at summer camp that she doesn’t have time to think about loneliness and dying. She’s 93 “I like to get out of the house. When you sit in the house you think maybe you’ll die in the house by yourself,” she says. But she enjoys herself so much at a senior adult camp “why should I think about that,” she says. Fannie, in her second year at the camp, is the oldest of a group of 39 enjoying the current four-week session. To be admitted to the camp, run by a combination of senior citizens’ agencies, you must be at least 55 and be able to get on and off the bus by yourself. Fannie, a widow who moved here from Mount Vernon, N Y., three* years ago, lives in Miami with her daughter, Rose Batt-feld. She spends her time at camp in the company of people like Rose Schlussel, 78; Sam Sal-manovitch, 86, and Rose Guarino, who’d rather not disclose her age. They keep busy learning to swim, dance, make terrariums; making gifts in arts and crafts classes; pretending to be someone else in dramatic improvisations, and taking field trips to museums, concerts or art colonies. Mrs. Guarino, a former seamstress in a garment factory, never had the opportunity to attend camp before. She was too busy making sure her children got there. “Now I’m back to my childhood days. A lot of things I didn’t have in my childhood I’m having now,” she says. “We didn t have time. We were too busy working. ” “It’s my first attempt at camp,” says Rose Schlussel, She likes everything there “even when I don’t remember what I see.” Salmanovitch, also in his second year in the program, is getting swimming instruction from Coach Babe LaPore. Fannie Atlas likes the dance class this year, and she’s so much more active than others, a counselor says, that she helps with some of the younger campers. Now in its second year, the senior camp is supported primarily by the Jewish Federation and the United Fund. It is directed by social worker Arline Miller, who says, “It’s one of the most challenging and rewarding programs of its kind in the country.” Miss Miller, 29, says that senior citizens of today “are younger and more active, in spirit, than they were 20 years ago. They need to try everything new that they possibly can “They’re going to get something out of this active, creative, intellectually stimulating program that they wouldn’t get by sitting around playing cards,” she said. Bridge VISITORS RETURN HOME AFTER MONTH’S VISIT Following a month’s visit in the homes of the Royal C. Hughes, 428 Sixth avenue SW, and the Wayne Shares, 436 Fourth avenue SW, Mrs. Kenneth J. I^ekin and daughters, Kathleen Dean ne and Amy Alison, have returned to their home in San Diego, Calif., where D K.3 I^*kin is stationed with the navy. Marion Club Winners in a Howell movement game of duplicate bridge played at the YWCA at 12:30 Saturday were: Bruce Cuthbertson and Joe Verbick, first; Mrs. Richard Swarzen-truber and Clyde Nowlin, second, and Mrs Frank Zeman and Mrs. W.E. Eyman. The next game will be played Wednesday at 7:30 at the YW Women Bosses Open Eyes Of Their Male Employes By Ore Wrdenieyrr NEW YORK (AP) — After 48 years with Union Carbide, Frank Gregus feels he is working for the best boss he ever had. She s Rebecca Osborne. Though she is a woman, and half his age, Gregus, a manpower training analyst, can state unself consciously and unequivocably: “I like to work for her I think I have found that women can do jobs (hat have been dominated by men. She did open my eyes that way. She’s done nothing but good for me. I never had it so good” There are no exact figures on the number of female bosses who have men working for them, but a 1973 labor department survey showed that 1.6 million women identified themselves as managers or administrators. The previous year only 1.4 million put themselves in that category. With the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission pushing for women at all levels of management, the figure should increase in the next few years. Can’t Complain Interviews with 16 men who have female bosses at levels from vice-president to mail room supervisors turned up a general feeling that women bosses are no worse than men and, in some cases, better. Given an opportunity to complain, on or off the record, the men appeared at a loss. Nearly all said they approached working for a female with some fear that their own careers might be hampered. They also said they anticipated a variety of stereotypes which fell by the wayside one by one. Jim Sanderson, the traffic operations manager at American Telephone and Telegraph Co. is now working for his second female boss in IO years. He said he originally felt a female manager would be moody and burst into tears under pressure. “It’s disappointing when they don’t react that way,” said Sanderson. “I found out they were very rational. I had to make an instantaneous 180-degree turn.” Bob Denker, 30, an assistant in the electronics procedure department of Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., said he thoroughly respects the abilities of his boss, Betty Ruhl, and thinks her sex may have been held back. He remembers her working 21 straight days on a special project, pressure he feels would have claimed many men. Within the company he enjoys the prestige of working in her department, which he says has a good rating. But outside the company, Denker said, leaning forward: “I try not to say I have a female boss. I’m ashamed of the fact, I try not to say I work for a woman. I say I work with a woman.” Such contradictions are common. David Parkes, an Englishman, works for Borg Textiles group Vice-President Kathryn Tierney in Milwaukee. He said he has had no difficulty working for Mrs. Tierney because she is so respected in the field. But, he added. he might have trouble working for an average woman who had a job just one rung above him on the corporate ladder, lf it were, on the other hand, an average man, he’d tolerate it. Psychology Required “I suppose psychology might be required on that one,” Parkes said. “I suppose what I’m saying is to work for a woman, I have to have an awful lot of respect for her, and I know it’s wrong really to say that." Two of the men interviewed thought their bosses had risen in the company because of efforts to promote women rapidly. One, in the textile business, said that while his female boss’ work was good, other executives in the field were so impressed that a woman could cope they gave her more credit than was deserved. Tom Gleghorn, a supervisor in the office services department at Westvaco’s corporate headquarters in New York, said he had his doubts when Jane Ferguson — whom he first knew as a secretary — was promoted to department head. The firm makes paper packaging and chemicals. “I thought, what the dickens does she know about printing presses and the mailroom,” said Gleghorn, who speaks with a Scottish brogue. “It was just like taking people off the street All she knew was secretarial work. But she proved herself good.” Gleghorn has become a staunch defender of his boss’ know ledge of the department and her managerial style. “She’s very open. .She won t write a letter to you and harass you,” he explained. “She’d rather call you in and tell you to the face. She’ll come straight out with it and once she tells you, she doesn’t hold it against you. It s finished then ...” Several men poured out bitter tales of their previous male bosses who ranged from tough, toe-to-the-line company men to jelly-like characters who could not make decisions or take chances. Common expressions to describe the female bosses were “humane” and “compassionate.” Musical Voices “They have a very musical-sounding voice that motivates you even if you don’t want to do something,” said Thomas Baynes, an engineering assistant at AT&T Others spoke of working for a woman as a stimulating, eye-opening experience that had changed their entire viewpoint. Frank Moletteri is one of four managers working for Amy Hanan, director of personnel at AT&T He’s impatient with those he considers less enlightened than himself. On occasion he has had people mistake his boss for his secretary and said he is increasingly annoyed by men who see him walking along the street with three female colleagues and make the inevitable remark about “harem.” “The mans obviously into this sexist thing,” said Moletteri, whose language is sprinkled with feminist phraseology. “I used to challenge this kind of role. Now I don’t. Maybe the need is less or I’ve just tired. I just feel sorry for them. I saw those same sexist attitudes in myself. For some unexplainable reason I think I caught on to the spirit and the philosophy of the 80s.” Moletteri has helped organize meetings in which women employes talk to men in the company about what it’s like to be a woman in a male-dominated corporation He has attended a private screening of a film on menopause, and thinks men in the company ought to be alert and recognize menopausal symptoms and see that the employe gets medical attention, just as they would for alcoholism. In fact, Moletteri is so enthusiastic about females moving into the world of management that he asked that his remarks be tempered. “I get a little nervous,” he said, “because it s still a male-dominated society.” Kinkead-Fleer Vows Said KIRKSVILLE, Mo. - Miss Sandra Jean Kinkead, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph E. Kinkead of Whittier, Iowa, became the bride of David E. Fleer, jr., during a I o’clock ceremony Sunday Officiating at the ceremony on the campus of Northeast Missouri State university was Dr. Robert V Schnucker. Parents of the bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs Elmer Fleer of Washington, Mo. For her wedding the bride selected a gown of flocked sheer styled with a V-neckline and short bell sleeves. A white picture hat completed her ensemble and she carried a bouquet of pink roses and yellow daisies Attending her sister as maid of honor was Diane Kay Kinkead of Cedar Rapids! Timothy Ward was best man. The maid of honor wore an A-line gown in floral print featuring a V-neckline and bell sleeves. She carried a single pink rose. A reception was given at the Bonfoey Inn restaurant in Kirksville after the ceremony. • * * The couple chose the Clarks as their wedding trip. They will reside in Carthersville, Mo., where both will be employed by the school system. Both were graduated from Northeast Missouri State university. BRIDAL SHOWER GIVEN FOR MISS FISHER A miscellaneous bridal shower was given Saturday afternoon for Miss Patsy Fisher, Sept. 14 bride-elect of Neal Krumbholz. Mrs. Karl Krumbholz, 211 Fleetwood road SW, was hostess. She was assisted by Miss Paula Doyle and Mrs. Grier Mills. Fourteen guests attended Miss Fisher is the daughter of the Robert Fishers, 2521 Wisconsin street SW. The future bridegroom, who is stationed with the army in Zirndorf, Germany, is the son of the Kenneth Krumbholz’, 211 Fleetwood road SW. By Abigail Van Buren DEAR ABBY: Le Roy and I have been married for .'18 years and during that time I have had proof that he cheated on me with 33 different girls. I suspected 14 others, but never had proof. I thought maybe time would slow him down, but it hasn t. Last Sunday, Le Roy spent the whole day in his pickup truck hauling this girl’s stuff from her apartment to a trailer court. He didn t make it home until midnight. Abby, I’m a good Christian woman who loves the Lord. I told Le Roy I thought it was a sin for him to work on Sunday, but he said it wasn’t work, it was an act of charity to lend a helping hand to a person in need. This girl is not in need of anything but prayers and I’ve been praying for her. I have also been praying for Le Roy. Please ask your readers to pray for these two sinners and tell me if you think Le Roy-worked last Sunday, or was it charity? A CHRISTIAN DEAR CHRISTIAN: Let s say it was charity on his part and work on hers. DEAR ABBY: A girl friend of ours (I’ll call her Molly) is scheduled to get married in two weeks. She met the guy three months ago and has seen him only twice since. (He’s in the service.) Molly is a bit of a screwball. She’s 23 and he’s 24 Nobody we know has ever met him. Molly is planning everything herself. Two other girls and I want to give her a shower, but I honestly don’t think there is going to be a wedding. (Neither does anybody else.) Molly is a swell kid with a heart of gold, but she s done a lot of really nutty things, and we don’t want to go to the expense and work of making a shower for her if the wedding never takes place. She’s not pregnant We’d just make it a general shower. Please advise me so I can show it to the other two girls w ho are as puzzled about this as I am. MOLLY’S FRIEND DF1AR FRIEND: Since there seems to be a question as to whether there will be a wedding, skip the shower. If Molly gets married, give her a gift and your best wishes at the wedding — and shower her later. levo \ rn 'uk, . . . thinking of someone else before thinking of yourself. Tm tty US Jo’ OM -All < oM, I*’* bv (et A- V.lv, t BABY SHOWER GIVEN FOR MRS. GORECKI Mrs. Tom Goreeki, 2117 Balsam Drive SW. was honored at a baby shower Saturday afternoon. Mrs Mike Fruechte, 2413 B avenue NE, was hostess to 15 guests. 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  • Abigail Van Buren
  • Amy Alison
  • Amy Hanan
  • Arlen Blank
  • Arline Miller
  • Bert Hoffman
  • Betty Ruhl
  • Bob Denker
  • Brian Frisch
  • Bruce Cuthbertson
  • C. F. Klinger
  • Carl Badger
  • Charles Barta
  • Charles Landergott
  • David E. Fleer
  • David Parkes
  • Diane Kay Kinkead
  • Donald Sweeney
  • Ed Gorman
  • Frances Nemer
  • Frank Gregus
  • Frank Moletteri
  • Frank Zeman
  • Garland Davis
  • Grier Mills
  • Harold Miller
  • J. F Nemec
  • James Armstrong Sloan
  • Jane Ferguson
  • Jerry Bentzinger
  • Jim Sanderson
  • Joe Verbick
  • John Hand
  • John Heefner
  • John Jack
  • John Kehrer
  • John West
  • Kathryn Tierney
  • Keeran Knight
  • Lester Mevees
  • Louis Stolba
  • Mary Kathryn Jack
  • Michal Sloan
  • Mike Fruechte
  • Mrs Bert Hoffman
  • Mrs Elmer Fleer
  • Mrs Harold Layher
  • Mrs J. A. Sampson
  • Mrs James A. Sloan
  • Mrs Richard Norton
  • Neal Krumbholz
  • Niles B. Jack
  • Owen Winterberg
  • Patsy Fisher
  • Paul Patterson
  • Paula Doyle
  • Ralph E. Kinkead
  • Ray Dunahugh
  • Rebecca Osborne
  • Richard Denny
  • Robert Condon
  • Robert Fishers
  • Robert Jackson
  • Robert V Schnucker
  • Ron Moore
  • Ronald Landergott
  • Rose Guarino
  • Rose Schlussel
  • Sandra Jean Kinkead
  • Sheryl Sehrage
  • Tim Nelson
  • Timothy Ward
  • Tom Gleghorn
  • Tom Goreeki
  • Tom Merry
  • William Stusak

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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Issue Date: July 8, 1974

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