Cedar Rapids Gazette, July 26, 1974, Page 8

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July 26, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - July 26, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 8 The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Tri., July 21*. 1974 Your Money s Worth Clothes Labeling Can Be Improved By Sylvia Porter lf a dothes-eare label on an item you own says it should be washed in “warm” water, .just how warm is "warm”? If the item is described as "bleachable.” just how much bleach should you use? If the label says tin1 shirt or skirt or whatever should be ironed with "medium" heat, to which setting on the sole plate of an iron does “medium” refer? (There are no universal standards in use by the washing machine industry or among clothes irons.) It was two years ago this month that we became the first country in the world to reqnire. via a 1972 Federal Trade Commission rule, permanent clothes-care labels attached to the garments we buy or to be supplied by manufacturers along with yard goods we buy. With a few important exceptions, compliance with the 72 rule has been refreshingly high — well over 90 percent — and you’re typical if you now take the care labels for granted Provisions Of Rule The basic provisions are that durable labels: Be permanently attached to virtually all types of finished garments: fully inform you about the regular care and maintenance measures you must take to avoid stretching, shrinking, color running, etc.: warn you about any care methods usually applicable to similar garments which should not be used on this particular one. For yard goods, the key requirement is that the manufacturer supply care labels for you to sew into the clothes you make. Key exclusions from the rule: Most hosiery; hats, gloves and shoes; disposable items and items which need no maintenance: fur and leather garments; completely washable clothes retailing for $3 or less and Items that might be "substantially impaired” by a permanent label (e.g.. transparent clothes) if the FTC has specifically exempted them; purely decorative and ornamental items; fabric remnants or “mill ends.” Also not included: Household furnishings. Successful as the care-labeling program has been, it admittedly can be improved and the FTC is now studying literally thousands of criticisms and suggestions for improvements received from consumers and from both the textile and dry cleaning industries in these two years. From John Le-Fevre. staff attorney at the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, here are five major points that emerge from your tremendous response to the call for improvements: (1) Too many of you are not getting labels for the yard goods you buy; on this, says LeFevre, you were "unanimous.’ The problem is that while manufacturers are required to provide wholesalers and retailers with care labels, the middlemen are not technically responsible for making sure consumers get these labels Incomplete Instructions (2) Another major problem is incomplete instructions Directions may be given for washing a garment but not for drying. Or a washing water or drying air temperature limit to prevent color bleeding or fabric shrinking may not be clearly specified. Dry cleaners are calling for more detailed guidelines for dry cleaning various fabrics and garments. (3) There are too many exceptions to the care labeling requirements The loudest cry is for labels on household furnishings, such as draperies, upholstery, carpets, blankets and bed covers — and on leather, fur and suede products, especially wearing apparel. (4) Also a problem is inadequate warning on labels about procedures which might damage an article. Many consumers reported, for instance, manufacturers’ failure to specify that the "gentle” washing cycle should tie used or that a garment should be tumble-dried in the dryer (5) And stickiest of all — the questions with which I begun this column. For the issue at stake in these is whether the FTT should prescribe specific standards and definitions fo go with its labeling rules — and that s an issue which will take months to resolve. If you want to add your own comments, write the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection, nth & Pennsylvania Ave.. N VV., Washington, DC. 211580 Twin Pines Guest winners in the guest-day stagette Thursday were Mrs Brian Frisch, medalist; Mrs Hon Frueehte and Miss Kathy Terrace, "best poker hand”: Mrs (J I. Phillips and Mrs Al Albers, low putts, and Mrs .lim Nickle, high putts Members winning medalist honors were Mrs Max Hollingsworth and Mrs GR Hotchkiss and other member winners were Mrs, Tom Merryman, championship flight; Mrs. Dave Smith, presidential; Mrs Bob North, A; Mrs David Etienne, B; Mrs Al Burns, C. and Mrs Don Gibbs. I). Mrs Russ Briggs won the no handicap flight arui prize for tin* day went lo Mrs Richard Knowles. Mrs William Fuller had a birdie. Hostesses to the OO players were Mrs George Tsehetschot. Mrs Max Scott, Mrs Merryman and Mrs. < ’luncey Supple Squaw (reek Guests, Mrs Harry Hagen and Mrs. Roger Conrad were medalist and low putts winners respectively. Thursday Member medalist was Mrs Leland Burns and member low putts winner was Mrs Charles Luge rst rom. Other winners were Mrs Jessie Romp and Mrs. Arlene Ba-bilus, members, and Mrs Robert Tilden and Mrs William Watson, guests. Mrs Jon Smith won a birdie bal! and Mrs Lagerstrom and Mrs William Hearn sank approaches Hostesses for the day were Mrs Frank Frajman, Mrs Laverne Wroblewski and Mrs Delbert Roth. BABY SHOWER HONORS MRS BRADLEY ROSS Mrs Bradley Ross, 143 Thirtieth street drive SE. was honored at a baby shower given Wednesday evening Mrs John Mueneh. 955 Tw(Iity-sixth street. Marion, was hostess. Sixteen guests shared the courtesy i liiiiir 'ii i mi hi    Alai    ii.......I-- -rw “Fabrics and Sewing" A Brand New Section Coming To The Cedar Rapids Gazette Wednesday, August 14 Of interest to all women who fashion their own I clothes or do • Knitting • Needlepoint • Crewel • Upholstering • Draperies etc. For ads in this section, call Display Advertising Dept, 398-8224. Pion Now, Last Minute Deadline is IO A M. Thurs. August 8. mmmmm Verda Bradley and son, Ronnie, 10, of Detroit are shown after the supreme court rejected her Detroit school integration suit Thursday. Mrs. Bradley says she s shocked. "We re not going to sit back and accept this, not behind no four years,” said the mother of four children. Ronald was one of the complainants in the suit. Quimby Woman Spunky at 102 QUIMB5 (CIM) — Alible Brink celebrates her 102nd birthday Saturday, but iii contrast to previous birthdays ibis one w ill he a quiet affair at home. Mrs Brink, who lives near this Cherokee county community with hor daughter and son in law, says she has had some special celebrations on earlier birthdays, especially numbers SO, 911 and UMI Her I (Kith birthday was especially memorable because she received greetings from President Nixon, Gov Robert I) Ray and Rep. Wiley Mayne (R-lovva), and cards from as far away as Saudi Arabia Open House But Saturday’s birthday will lie a little different Mrs Brink says she ll stay at home with her family and receive any and all visitors who come. "We’ll just have an open house,” she said. "Anybody can come.Anybody is welcome.” Mrs. Brink has slowed down some with the passage of years but visitors say they still come away amazed at her wit, charm and intelligence. She was near death at age 14. was struck with arthritis at age 42 and has been a widow since she was 51). Boiling Cloths Mrs. Brink was cured of arthritis by visiting a doctor in Colfax who wrapped her body in hot. boiling cloths. He also told her never again to eat red meat and she has scarcely touched beef or pork since then. The treatments were successful because her hands and legs are strong now and at age UMI she* knitted a huge bedspread that the family still enjoys. Mrs. Brink still gets up with her family every' morning and goes to bod when they do every night. Her day is active and friends say she is insulted if anyone suggests that she take a nap (luring the day. Although her arthritis was serious, she says she was close to death with a serious illness at age 14. She rallied, however, when she overheard neighbors stopping by the house after a funeral say that her funeral would be the next one. Math Whiz Abbie was born July 27, 1872. in Wisconsin but moved to Shelby county the following year. She was a member of the first graduating class of Manilla high school, which consisted of five other girls. Abbie was a math whiz in school and friends say she can still multiply large numbers in her head. She moved to the home near Quimby two years ago when her daughter, Lucy, married Clarence Pennington, who was 811 then. It was his first marriage. The three of them have a combined age of 254 years. Her advice to young persons is a life of moderation. “Don’t drink strong drinks, that’s one thing,” she said. “Nothing stronger than ice water ” By Marlene Johnson DETROIT (AP) - Verda Bradley says she s shocked that the supreme court rejected her Detroit school integration suit. but shes ready to continue the four-year fight to achieve quality education for her son "We’re not going to sit I tack and accept this. not behind no four years,” Mrs Bradley said on Thursday Desegregation Her case. Bradley vs Milliken, became the school busing plan for Detroit and 52 suburbs. The plan was struck down 5 to 4 by the high court on Thursday. The court returned the case to the lower court to devise a d(.‘segregation plan for Detroit only “I am really very upset arid shocked because we had such a clear-cut case to show the system is segregated For them tn hand down a decision like that. well, I was stunned,” said the motlier of four children Mrs Bradley >.ui(i she didn t believe the supreme court's decision could be rendered at this time in history "Ten years ago I could have seen such a decision, but not when we are trying to move forward,” she said Rapid ( bange She said that when she first moved to her neighborhood in Northwest Detroit, there was a rapid change in the schools “We did not have things in the school that we hail before it became all black,” she said “When schools become all black the board of (‘(location seems bt forget about black schools. ” "We found some bonks that were IO years old We had I.-500 students in a school that was made for 500 students." she said Mrs Bradley said the school hoard allowed the situation because it didn’t want to bus the students into white schools Society for Women Features Prostitute Decoy Says Job Boring DALLAS. Texas (AP) -Bored in your job0 Want some exciting night life and adventure? Don’t become a policewoman who decoys as a prostitute "It was boring," said the Dallas policewoman out to arrest those who proposition women for pay. "I expected it to fie a lot of things, but boredom never entered my mind ” The operation is simple: Decoy sits iii bar. customer strikes up conversation with decoy and offers money, both leave liar, customer is collared by two undercover agents At first, she expected a few leers and then to get down to the business at hand The first customer talked for 45 minutes “I was nervous I wondered what I was doing w-ong. He just talk.',I and talk(^ un(| talked Indirect Insults Next came the indirect in sults, such as when the customer offered her $5 for her sen ices. "My God, my makeup costs more than that," she thought to herself. Then there was the guy who only had $17. The hotel room was going to cost him $3.40, so he offered the decoy $13 HO. "What the hell are you doing, charging tax’’” yelled the desk sergeant as he read that arrest report Next came the fellow who kept insisting to arresting officers that the woman was his w ife "Did you know your wife was a policewoman ’” the officers asked Enticing The decoy bristles when she reads news accounts that she’s “enticing” customers. “I don’t wear anything that’s the least bit enticing. I dress just like the other customers in the bar I’m going to. If it’s a higher class bar, I dress accordingly. If it’s a hippie liar. I dress like a hippie. The madeup, overdone looking women are never the prostitutes.” As for her own social life, she says she has a very understanding Iwy friend. And as for belligerent customers. she says that’s no problem. “In fact, I was shocked to find that after the arrest, a few men looked me up in the police station and explained they had no bad feeling and wanted to know what I was ioing after work,” she said love is He Drives 200 Miles Without Missing Wife Si . . . protecting little noses from the sun. Im i»q u I OM ak HffcH    ta ♦04 by lot A    ?.**#« — SHERIDAN. Wye. (AP) -Ever lose your wife? Oden Dunham of Chanute, Kau., did. and he didn’t locate her again until he had driven more than 2iw miles The culprit was a garment bag the Dunham’s had hanging over the rear window of their ear on the driver’s side Elma Dunham decided she would take a nap after a lunch break and got in the back seat to stretch out while her husband headed up interstate 90 enroute to a planned vacation with relatives at Flathead I .ake near Polson, Mont The problem came* when Dunham derided to stop at a visitors center here Wednesday afternoon While he was inside, his wife woke up, and she also went in She was still inside when he came out and drove away The garment hag apparently blocked Dunham's view of the back seat when he entered the car and he didn’t discover that his wife was missing until about four hours later He finally contacted her in Sheridan through the highway patrol and they resumed their journey on Thursday "I could never find another wife like her," Dunham said “I just didn’t look I thought she was asleep in the hack seat ON THIS DATE in 1775, the continental congress established a post office department, with Benjamin Franklin as the first postmaster general Bishops Reaffirm Ordination Plan PHILADELPHIA (AP) -Three Episcopal bishops have reaffirmed their decision to ordain ll women priests here Monday, despite intense pressure from the head of the Church and other bishops. A spokesman for the bishops said they discussed the ordination during a telephone conference Wednesday and had “absolutely no plans” to take any other course The three bishops are the Rt. Rev. Robert L. Dewitt, former bishop of Pennsylvania; the Rt. Rev. Edward Wells, retired bishop of West Missouri; and the Rt. Rev. Daniel Corrigan, former head of the Church’s domestic missions. The decision to ordain women was announced last Friday. Since then some bishops have threatened to suspend the women if they take part in the service or if they attempt to practice as priests. The Rt Rev. Paul Moore, bishop of New York, has asked deacons in his diocese not to take part in the service "because they would bt* going against the canons of the Church." Bridge j West Side Huh Winners in a Howell movement game played Thursday at Welty-Way were: Mrs W Iv Eyman and Mrs Alice B Koenig tied for first with Mrs Charles Leipold and Mrs Ruth Helm, and Mrs. Thomas Mullin and Mrs. James Sla-mun. second. The next game will be played at 5 39 Sunday at Welty-Wa.v. DEAR ABBY: Mv daughter is 28, married and has two adorable children. Shi* phoned to ask if she could come over to talk to me about something important. Well, she just loft, and I am a w reck. She is having an affair with — of all people — her foot doctor. (He’s married and nearly twice her age.) My daughter is very pretty, but she is stupid She has a husband who treats her like a queen. What she wants with this foot doctor. I’ll never know I wish she'd never confided in me. What did she expect me to tell her? Now that she s told me, if she leaves her husband, she* can say: "My mother knew all about it." I told her to get another foot doctor and to quit seeing this man. but she cried and said; “But, mother, I love him What a nut. She needs a head doctor, not a foot doctor Now that she’s involved me, what should I do? HER MOTHER DEAR MOTHER. Y#u’\f done all you can. You've listened to your daughter and given her some sound advice. The rest is up to her. (Nice man. this philandering foot "loose” doctor. He gets his patient's feet in shape — the better to walk out on her husband ) it it it DEAR ABBY Every time my husband is near a pencil and piece of paper, he scribbles his name all over it I cannot keep a scratch pad near the phone without his messing it up in this manner I have had several different opinions as to why he does this. I will believe yours. Can you tell me why a man writes his name on every piece of paper he sees? Thank you. T FROM TEXAS DEAR "T“: Most people, when there is a pencil and a scratch pad handy, will doodle, it’s normal.The fact that your husband writes his name ail over the pad consistently could mean: (a) he has an identity problem, or (h) he has no identity problem. It's not serious, so quit collecting opinions about a harmless little habit aod lay in an ample supply of scratch pads. Dr use the hacks of old envelopes and/or butcher paper. it ★ it DEAR ABBY: I am 13 years eld and I am still a virgin My problem: Every time a guy tries to get fresh and I turn him down he starts spreading dirty rumors about me saying I gave in. I live in a small town where people like to run their mouths. How come boys never talk about the girls that don’t refuse. but make up lies about the girls who won't give in'.’ How ran a nice girl save her reputation from trash like that A NICE GIRL IN ATLANTA DEAR NICE: Stay nice and don’t worry about what anybody says. The kind of pro pie who matter don’t listen to trash And the other kind don't matter. * hand * PACKED Fresh Fruit Buckets For Any Occasion. Gilt cello wrapped ft a Cheery Bow Always Fne Delivery ta Either Hospital DALE'S FRUIT MARKET 3338 Confer Pt. Rd. NE •364-3314 Open 9 to 6 - 7 pq^ # Your full-N service    f rn ily salon . . . PEG'S Beauti* Salon j'X Your Full Service Salon 112 29th Stmt NE ^ 364-4161 f Send Your Best Wishes With KJ&ow&iA for Birthdays and Anniversaries KU KUS I LOW tat MKH* 2121 I Hill N. S.'A .    11.121    III    I You Have Until 11 A.M. SATURDAY To Order Your Action Want Ad For The BIG SUNDAY EDITION! ll: 45 AM SATURDAY for MONDAY DIAL 398-8234 8 to 5 Monday thru Friday Until Noon Saturday CONNECTIONS — CANCELLATIONS I to 9 A.M. doy of Awk.; I GSO A M. Set. for Sun. AP Wireohoto Integration Suit Rejected ;

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