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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - July 8, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cedar Rapids Gazette: MOB., July 8, 1974 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 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 re- embroidered 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 Schrage was maid of honor and Michal Sloan, sister of the bridegroom, was brides- maid. 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 assort- ed 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 fronj Winona (Minn.) State college and will teach school this fall in Mora, Minn. The bridegroom will be 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 hos- tess 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 Con- don. Mrs. Harold Miller and Mrs. C. F. Klinger. Flight winners were: Mrs. Arlen Blank and Mrs. Tom Merry man. championship; Mrs. Cile Dills and Mrs. Harold Layhcr. first; Mrs. Dun Terrace and Mrs. Ray Dunahugh. second, and Mrs. Paul Patterson and Mrs J. A. Sampson, third. Mrs. Blank, Mrs. Charles Barta. Mrs. Miller arid Miss Betty Hniska had birdies. Winners of the "best shol" tournament were: Mrs. Frisch and Mrs. Edward Smith, medalists; Mrs. Blank and Mrs. John Kehrer; Miss Frances Ncmer and Mrs. J. F. Mrs. William Stusak and Mrs. Richard Norton; Mrs. Mcrryman and Mrs. Robert Jackson; Mrs. A. A. Griffin and Miss Lisa Griffin; Mrs. John Hand and Mrs. Bert Hoffman; Mrs. Louis Stolba and Mrs. Al Wear; Mrs. John llecfncr and Mrs. Lester Mevees, and Mrs. Owen Wintorberg and Mrs. Krcnm Knighi. Firm Plans LONDON (AP) A British firm of design engineers an- nounced 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 100 turbo-jet engines and cost no more to build than a jumbo jet. He said an army could use it to transport men, 70 small vehicles. 14 large vehicles. BO trailers and 1011 tons of stores in one lift. Couple Honored at Wedding Reception Mr. and Mrs. Garland Davis, jr., 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 buf- fet dinner. Mr. and Mrs. Davis were married June 23 at the Little Brown churih in Nashua. Tuesday evening Mrs Davis will be honored at a mis- cellaneous shower at the F.Iks club. Hostess will be Mrs. Ed Gorman. A dinner at the club will follow. BABY SHOWER (ilVK.N FOR MRS. (iORECKI Mrs. Tom Gorccki, 2117 Bal- sam Drive SW, honored at a baby shower Saturday after- noon. Mrs. Mike Frurchtc, 2413 B avenue NE. was hostess to 15 guests. MOTHER VISITS WITH RONALD Mrs. Charles I.andcrgott of Palm Beach, Fla. arrived Sa- turday for a three-week visit with her son and his family, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Lander- gott, 279 Tomahawk trail SK. 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 "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 says Rose Schlussel. "even when remember whal sec Salmanovitch, al- die in the house by Iikes everything there she says. But she enjoys her- self so much at a senior adult camp "why should I think so in nis 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 tizens' agencies, you must be with some of lne younger at least 55 and be able to get on camPers. and off the bus by yourself. Fannie, a widow who moved camp is supported here from Mount Vernon, N. Y., about 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 ci- Now in its second year, the primarily by the Jewish three years ago, lives in Miami with her daughter, Rose Batt- feld. She spends her time at camp Federation and the United Fund. It is directed by social worker Arline Miller, who says, "It's one of the most in the company of people like challenging and rewarding Rose Schlussel, 78; Sam Sal- Programs of its kind in the manovitch, 86, and Rose Guarino, who'd rather not disclose her age. country." Miss Miller, 29, says that senior citizens of today "are They keep busy learning to >'ounser and more active, in swim, dance, make ter- sP'rit' tnan they were 29 years rariums; making gifts in arts ago- Tne-v need tn try and crafts classes; pretending everything new that they pos- to be someone else in dramatic improvisations, and taking field trips to museums, con- certs or art colonies. sibly can. "They're going to get something out of this active, creative, intellectually playing cards." she said. Mrs. Guarino, a former stimulating program that they seamstress in a garment fac- woulrtn't set by sitting around tory, never had the opportunity to attend camp before. She was too busy making sure her children got there. VISITORS RETURN HOME AFTER MONTH'S VISIT Following a month's visit in Bridge Marion Club Winners in a the homes of the Royal C. movement game of duplicate Hughes, 428 Sixth avenue SW, bridge played at the YWCA at and the Wayne Shares. 438 ttcre: Bruce Fourth avenue SW. Mrs. Ken- and Joe Verbick, iH'th J. Lekm and daughters, flrst; Mrs- Kathleen Deanne and Amy Alison, have returned to their Home in San Diego, Calif where D.K.3 I.ekin is sla with the navy. truber arid (Hyde Xowlin, second, and Mrs. Frank Zeman and Mrs. W.E. Eyman. The next game will he played Wed- nesday at at the YW. Women Bosses Open Eyes Of Their Mole Employes By Or? Wrdemryrr NF.W YORK (AP) Afier years with I'liion Carbide, Frank (Jregus feels he is working for the best boss lie ever had. She's Hebtcca Osborne. Though she is a woman, and half his age. Cri'KUs. a manpower training analyst, can state i'on.-ii-iiHjsly ami "1 like to work for her. 1 think I have found that women can do jobs that have been dominated by mi'ii. She did open my eyes that way. She's done nothing but L'ood for me. 1 never had it so good Tin-re art- no exact figures on the number of female bosses who have men working for them, but a 11173 labor department survey showed that l.li million women identified Ihemselvi's as managers or administrators. The previous year only 1.4 million put selves in that category. With the Equal Hmploynu-nt Opportunity Commission pushing for women at all levels of management, the figure should increase in the next few years. Con'f Complain Interviews with Hi 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 mc-ii ap- peared 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 10 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 said Sanderson. "I found out they were very rational. I had to make an instan- taneous ISO-degree turn." Bob Denker, 30, an assistant in the elec- tronics procedure department of Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., said he thoroughly re- spects 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. 1 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. If it were, on the other hand, an average man, he'd tolerate it. Psychology Required "I suppose psychology might be required on that Parkes said. "I suppose what I'm saying is to work for a woman, I have to have an awrful 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 efforts to promote women rapidly. One. in the textile business, said that while his female boss' work was good, other execu- tives in the field were so impressed that a woman could cope they gave her more credit than was deserved. Tom (.ileghorn. a supervisor in the office services department at Westvaco's corporate headquarters in New York, said he had his doubts when .lane Ferguson whom lie first knew as a secretary was promoted tn department head. The firm makes paper packaging and chemicals. "1 thought, what the dickens docs she know about printing presses and the said (lleghorn, who speaks with a Scottish bmgue. was just like taking people off the street. All she knew was secretarial work. But she proved herself good." fileghorn has become a staunch defender of his boss' knowledge of the department and her managerial style. "She's very open. She won't write a letter to you and harass 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 yon. It's finished then Several men poured out bitter tales of Iheir 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. Comuion 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 said Thomas Baynes, an en- gineering assistant at 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 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 inevi- table remark about "harem." "The man's obviously into this sexist 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 60s." Moletteri has helped organize meetings in which women employes talk to men in the company about what it's like to he a woman in a male-dominated corporation. He has attend- ed 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 atten- tion, 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 he said, "because it's still a male-dominated society." 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 1 o'clock ceremony Sunday. Of- ficiating at the ceremony on the campus of Northeast Mis- souri 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 en- semble and she carried a bouquet of pink roses ant! 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 fea- turing a V-neckline and bell, sleeves. She carried a single pink rose. A reception was given at the Bonfoey Inn restaurant in Ki.ioville after the ceremony. The couple chose (he Ozarks as Iheir wedding trip. They will reside in Carthersville. Mo., where both will be employed by the school sys- tem. Both were graduated from Northeast Missouri State university. BRIDAL SHOWER GIVEN FOR MISS FISHER A miscellaneous bridal shower was given Saturday af- ternoon 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. 'ear By Abigail Van Bureo DKAK ABBY: U> Hoy and I have been married fur ;W years and during that time i have had proof that he cheated on me with 33 different girls. I suspected 14 others, hut never had proof. I thought maybe time would slow him down, lint it hasn't. Last Sunday, l.e Roy spent Hie 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. Ahby, 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 Uoy. 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 who are as puzzled about this as I am. MOLLY'S FRIEND DEAR FRIEND: Since there seems to be a question as to whether there will be a wed- ding, skip the shower. If Molly gets married, give her a gift and your best wishes at the wedding and shower her later. thinking of someone else before thinking of your- self. Use our Convenient Layaway or 90 Day Charge CAMEL CLASSICS Warren of Stafford 100% wool coats with fino stitch detail, regularly priced trom to i> Poor stylos included in this groop, camel color in sizes 6 to 16. See thorn today. Coats 2nd Floor FOR YOUR HOME FROM Vi'.YI OV-irUFABW, WALL MORRIS DECORATING CENTER OVER 750 PATTERNS FOR DURABLE, FADE-RESISTANT WALL BEAUTY. 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