Cedar Rapids Gazette, September 6, 1974, Page 10

Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette September 6, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - September 6, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa H?4I .%v <4 &-.W +*• * AP Wirephoto Japanese Influence A model displays an evening dress from the resort boutique collection of designer Hanae Mori in a show Wednesday in New York. Exotic prints and uncomplicated silhouettes inspired by Japanese landscapes run throughout the collection by Mrs. Mori. Liberation Movement Changes Book Company’s Language By Patricia McCormack NEW YORK (UPI) — The liberation movement is killing girl-watelier language at the printing press. No longer, for one, is it safe for a writer or editor to refer to “buxom blonde.” The phrase is among thousands, literally, editors and writers at the McGraw-Hill Book company are advised to delete from new text books, educational films and other hooks — replacing with words that do not violate the publishing giant's “guidelines for equal treatment of the sexes.” Alix-Mane Hall, coordinator of the year-long “Guidelines” project, said iii an interview that 12 editors, male and female, were involved, She is editor-in-chief in the firm s Gregg and community college division Betty Friedan’s women’s liberation movement and its related crusade against sexism — discrimination based on gender — really started the shaking of the language called for in “Guidelines,” according to Hall Mild Phrase “Shaking” may be too mild a phrase to describe what s happening. Out are sexiest phrases such as little woman, sweet young thing, scatterbrained female, buxom blonde, striking brunette. The same for descriptions of females “in patronizing or girl-watching tones." Also nixed: Sexual innuendoes, jokes and puns that make fun of women; and focusing on woman’s physical appearance. Hall said the word “sexism” was coined, by analogy to racism, to denote discrimination based on gender. In its original sense, sexism referred to prejudice against the female sex In a broader sense the term now indicates any arbitrary stereotyping of males and females on the basis of their gender. “Specifically, these guidelines are designed to make staff members and authors aware of the ways in which males and females have been stereotyped in publications. “Another purpose is to show the role language has played in reinforcing inequality and to indicate positive approaches toward providing fair, accurate and balanced treatment of both sexes." Alma Graham, executive editor of American Heritage dictionary, and on the “Guidelines” committee, also is head of the National Organization for Women (NOW) textbook liberation committee. Hall said since publication of "Guidelines," many book houses, here and abroad, have asked for copies to help combat sexism in their printed words. The aim is this, according to Hall; “Men and women treated primarily as people, and not primarily as members of opposite sexes Their shared humanity and common attributes should be stressed — not their gender difference. Area Extension Home Ec' 515 Class Is Set Dr. Ruth Hughes, professor and head of home economics education at Iowa State university, will conduct an off-campus class in Cedar Rapids beginning next week. The class is entitled “Evaluation in Home Economics” and will be held at the area extension office in the .Joint County School System building Tuesday evenings from 5:3(1 to 8:30. This is a three-quarter-hour course The major purpose of home economics education 315 is to acquaint students with the importance of evaluation and the directions it has been taking in recent years. Content will include general information on evaluation and how it may lie applied in home economics programs; procedures for constructing and using a variety of evaluation instruments, and opportunity to explore an aspect of evaluation of one s own choosing The course is also well-suit-ed to other vocational areas Illustrations and problems will be selected according to the needs of the participants It is further suited to teachers at post-secondary and college as well as secondary level Dr Hughes will also conduct an orientation session for students interested in an off-campus home economics education master's program. The meeting will be held Tuesday at 4:15 in room 142. also at the Joint County building. Further information may be obtained by calling the area extension office, 383-9837 Society • for Women Features West Side Club Winners in a Howell movement game played Thursday at Welty-Way were; Clyde Nowlin and Richard Nassif. first, and Mrs. R W VaJer and Mrs. James Slaman, second The next game will be played at 5:30 Saturday at Welty-Way. Bob’s C lub Winners of the Mitchell movement game played Wednesday at 7:30 at the YWCA were: North-south — George Alberts and Nick Lil-lias, first, and Viola Schenkeri and Far! Roberts, second; east-west — Mrs William Skogman and Mrs Edgerly Watts, first, and Mrs. James Srmttkamp and Bruno Rinas, second The next game will In-played Saturday at 12 38 at the YW J Swimsuit Talent Divisions Won At Pageant ATLANTIC CITY (CPI) -Miss Kentucky. 25-year-old Darlene Compton, parlayed a smooth soprano and years of music education into a winning performance in a preliminary Miss America pageant talent competition Thursday night, and Miss Texas. Shirley Cothran, won a preliminary swimsuit contest. Miss Compton, who has completed work toward a master’s degree in music at the University of louisville school of music, sang "Mira” from the musical "Carnival" to win the talent contest Miss Compton, dressed in a white sailors uniform and wearing a wide-brimmed white hat. has studied voice for seven years and is a native of Louisville Miss Cothran, a 21 -year-old brunette from Fort Worth, won the second of three preliminary swimsuit contests leading to the finals of the annual pageant Saturday night in this seaside resort The last of the three preliminary contests will bi- held Friday night at the* convention hall on the boardwalk Pageant officials said earlier Thursday that they would consider asking U S. postal officials to investigate a bogus "Ticket to Africa” sent Wednesday to Miss Wyoming, Cheryl Johnson, the only black contestant in the pageant Pageant chairman Albert A Marks said Miss Johnson, 20, was not upset by the* message and turnnl down an offer by pageant officials to screen her mail Earlier Thursday, Miss Utah. Kathlyn White received seven stitches at Atlantic City medical center after she cut a leg when a heavy mirror fell in her dressing room The injury apparently would not affect Miss W hite s chalice to vie for the title Go lf Elmcrest Mrs. Robert Young and Mrs Ted Ruffin were medalists in 18-hole and 0-hole play, respectively, Thursday. There were 120 golfers. Plight winners for 18-hole play were Mrs William Travis, championship. Mrs. Harold Doll. A. and Mrs Jim Phillips, B In 9-hole play, flight winners were: Mrs Ted Ruffin, championship. Mrs .Joe Frederick. A; Mrs J I,. Churchill. B: Mrs Don Barrigar, C. and Mrs HH Schopmeyer, I) Mrs Young and Mrs Travis had birdies in addition to the Mines Tom Pfiffner, Warren Thomson. Frederick, George Villers and Joe Cohn Approaches were sunk bv the Mines Norman Long, Frederick. Villers, Robert South and Ken Madson. Guests prizes were won by Mrs Pfiffner, Mrs Robert Hotchkiss, Mrs Gilbert Knott and Mrs Otto Slapmcka Committee members for the month are Mrs Harold Woito, chairman; Mrs Ray T Moore, co-chairman, and Mrs Gertrude Veldhouse. Mrs. John Petersen and Mrs Marshall Hickman Squaw ( reek Eighteen players participated in Thursday's play. Mrs Marvin Fernow and Mrs J esse Romp were co-hostesses Mrs Iceland Burns was medalist for 18-hole play and Mrs John Wolf was championship winner Mrs William Stusek was medalist for 9 hole play Flight winners were Mrs Roil Fruechte, championship. Vi Schenken, presidential; Mrs Ken Techau A; Mrs Albert Soukup, B. and Mrs Harry Schuster. I) Mrs Wolf had a birdie FREDERIC I. BEDARDS TO ENTERTAIN GUESTS Mr and Mrs Frederic C Bedard, 2308 Town House drive NE. will tx* hosts Saturday to Mr and Mrs Horace Litchfield of Sheffield, Yorkshire, England. Eve! Knievel's Wife Prepares for Jump By Jurate Ka/ickas NEW YORK (AP) - The first time Linda Knievol saw the Snake River canyon she burst into tears But now, only two days lie-fore her husband’s rocket-powered motorcycle leap across the 800-foot-deep gorge, Mrs Knievel says she’s too busy running last-minute errands to worry about the jump “Everything is so hectic these last days," said Mrs Knievel from her home in Butte. Mont. “There are so many everyday things to take care of I barely have time to think about what it all means." But until the last few weeks, the wife of the motorcycle stunt man Evel Knievel thought a lot about the much-promoted jump. She has lived with tile idea since 198H when he first talk«*d about jumping across the Grand canyon Legal Trouble That plan was thwarted by numerous legal complications But on Sunday, Knievel says. he will attempt to soar one mile through the air over the Snake river canyon near Twin Falls. Idaho, in a machine that’s more rocket than motorcycle lf all systems work. Knievel will make a safe parachute landing on the other side. Mrs Knievel said she burst into tears last year when she saw the canyon for the first time “But I ve accepted the fact that he's really going to do it. she said during a recent visit to the launch site “Think what it would do to him as a man if he didn t keep his word and jump it doesn t make me happy but he hardly needs me on his back aliout it." Mrs. Knievel, 32, is a tall, slender woman with strands of gray in her long, dark hair. By her own description she is shy and uncomfortable around strangers Kidnaped Bride It was 15 years ago that Robert Knievel, the terror of the town, kidnaped the prettiest girl in Butte for three days until she promised to marry him. "How could I resist him," said Mrs Knievel, who still calls her husband “Bob.” "He was everything I wanted in a man ” She says it has not always been easy tieing the wife of a man billed as “the last of the gladiators,” a living legend, the sex symbol of the motorcycle world "I know the women are crazy about him So am I,” says Linda "Oh. he’s not perfect, hut he’s good enough He has a terrible temper but it all goes away as fast as it comes.” Knievel has said he hopes to make as much as $13 million from that four-minute sail in the sky. "What do we need more money for?" says Mrs Knievel “I have everything I could possibly want now ” The spacious Knievel home in Butte is surrounded by eight acres of fence-enclosed property. There are several cars in the garage, including a bronze Ferrari and a couple of Cadillacs. The Kn levels have three children — Kelly, 14 Robbie, 12. and daughter Tracy, IO Linda says the family will be at the canyon Sunday Remember those in the hospital . . . they’ll remember v you for it! ^ Call now for fine flowers from KREBS Flower Shop “Neither sex should be stereotyped or arbitrarily assigned to a leading or secondary role. " Bad is a sentence of the following type: "Henry Harris is a shrewd lawyer and his w ife Ann is a striking brunette In place of that is this: “The Harrises are an attractive couple. Henry is a handsome blond and Ann is a striking brunette." Frustrated Spinsters Out, too, are jokes about women drivers or nagging mother-in-laws, frustrated spinsters or henpecking shrews. All jokes “at woman’s expense.” The little woman and the better half are no-nos also Use w ife, suggests Guidelines Female gender words such as authoress, poetess. Jewess are out. Nonsexist words, to take their place are author, poet, Jew Sweet young thing goes. In, young woman Housewives become consumers; housewife, homemaker, cleaning woman, housekeeper Also on the bad list: Any portraying of women needing male permission to act or to exercise rights. “Jim Weiss allows his wife to work part time.” The way to say It —■ “Judy Weiss works part time.” Other excerpts from Guidelines Books designed for children at the pre-school, elementary and secondary levels should show married women work outside the home and should treat them favorably '"caching materials should not Imply that most women are wives but should emphasize the fact that women have choices about their marital status, just as men do. Sharing Activities Instructional materials should never imply that all women have a mother instinct or that the emotional life of a family suffers because a mother works. Instead they may state that when both parents work outside the home there is usually either greater sharing of the child-rearing activities or reliance on dav-care centers, nursery schools or other help Labor department statistics showed in 1972 that over 42 percent of all mothers with children under 18 worked outside the home and about a third of these had children under six. Publications ought to reflect this reality. Both men and women should be shown engaged in home maintenance activities, ranging from cooking and housecleaning to washing the car and making household repairs. Sometimes the man should be shown preparing the meals. doing the laundry, or diapering the baby, while the woman builds bookcases or takes out trash. Sometimes men should be shown as quiet and passive or fearful and indecisive or illogical and immature. Similarly, women should be sometimes shown as tough, aggressive and insensitive. Stereotypes of the logical, objective male and the emotional, subjective female are to be avoided In descriptions, the smarter, braver, or more successful person should tx* a woman or girl as often as a man or boy References to a man’s or a woman’s appearance, charm. or intuition should be avoided when irrelevant. Also to be avoided: Characterizations that stress men s dependence on women for adv ice on what to wear and what to eat. inability of men to care for themselves in time of illness, and men as objects of fun — the henpecked husband. What will Dogwood do w hen all this comes to pass1’ AP Wirephoto A man carrying a shotgun stands guard as technicians work on Evel Knievel s skycycle Thursday in preparation for his attempt to leap across the Snake river canyon near Twin Falls, Idaho. The jump is set for Suriday. 1 Baby’s Life Saved by Operation By Maria Braden LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -Surgeons here say an operation to save the life of a wi*ek-old baby so small he could be cupped in the doctor s hands has been a success lx*e Allen Bailey was born Aug. 19, about a month prematurely, at the University of Kentucky’s Chandler medical center Ile weighed just over a pound Doctors say such infants usually cannot live more than six hours But despite his size. Lee, the son of Rainey Nora Bell Bailey of Ashland. Ky.. showed signs of vitality He was placed in a special intensive care unit and carefully watched. Physicians observed that he couldn’t keep food down They took an X-ray. which showed that the infant had a bowel obstruction. They said that without an operation, the child would eventually die from lack of nourishment, but the chance of success in operating on so small an infant was slim. The baby was fed intravenously until a team of three surgeons and two anesthesiologists was ready to perform the operation on Aug. 28 The surgeons, led by Dr Juda Z. Jona. worked for three hours, using instruments designed for delicate eye surgery to remove the obstruction and to insert tubes in the baby’s stomach and bowel, which was about the size of a shoestring. One tube empties stomach juices; the other allows nurses to feed the baby directly through his bowel, bypassing the stomach Jona said on Wednesday the operation is considered a temporizing one enabling the baby to carry on body functions and to grow Lee has now doubled his birth weight. “When he has reached four to five pounds we will do a final operation.” Dr Jona said. “If that is successful, that is ail he will require.” The final operation, relatively simple compared with the first, would involve suturing the bowel so the digestive system can function normally “It was a miracle that he lived until the operation could bt* performed,” Dr. Jona said "I have never operated on this small a child before. We’ve done it on lab creatures but never on human beings.” Pulitzer s Widow Dies In New York at 84 NEW YORK (AP) - Eliza-beth Edgar Pulitzer, widow of the late Joseph Pulitzer who was publisher and editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, is dead at 84 Mrs. Pulitzer died Wednesday after tieing in failing health in recent years She had resided here since her husband’s death in 1955 Mrs. Pulitzer served in a hospital near Paris in World war I and narrowly escaped injury when the hospital was bombed. She married Pulitzer in 192H after his first wife died in an automobile accident An accomplished horse rider, she frequently accompanied her husband on hunting and fishing trips in the United States and Canada TalapwtBrac Yltlciin Telephone Michael Dooley 377-Mtl ON HUS PATK in 1750. 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  • Albert A Marks
  • Allen Bailey
  • Alma Graham
  • Betty Friedan
  • Bruno Rinas
  • Cheryl Johnson
  • Clyde Nowlin
  • Darlene Compton
  • Edgar Pulitzer
  • Evel Knievel
  • George Alberts
  • George Villers
  • Hanae Mori
  • Harold Doll
  • Harold Woito
  • Henry Harris
  • James Slaman
  • James Srmttkamp
  • Jim Weiss
  • Joe Cohn
  • Joe Frederick
  • John Petersen
  • John Wolf
  • Joseph Pulitzer
  • Juda Z. Jona
  • Judy Weiss
  • Ken Madson
  • Linda Knievol
  • Maria Braden
  • Marvin Fernow
  • Mrs Albert Soukup
  • Mrs Don Barrigar
  • Mrs Edgerly Watts
  • Mrs Frederic C Bedard
  • Mrs Gertrude Veldhouse
  • Mrs Gilbert Knott
  • Mrs Harry Schuster
  • Mrs Hh Schopmeyer
  • Mrs Horace Litchfield
  • Mrs Iceland Burns
  • Mrs Jim Phillips
  • Mrs Ken Techau
  • Mrs Ray T Moore
  • Mrs Robert Hotchkiss
  • Mrs Roil Fruechte
  • Mrs Ted Ruffin
  • Mrs William Skogman
  • Mrs William Stusek
  • Patricia Mccormack
  • Richard Nassif
  • Robert Knievel
  • Robert Young
  • Ruth Hughes
  • Shirley Cothran
  • Tom Pfiffner
  • Vi Schenken
  • Viola Schenkeri
  • William Travis

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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Issue Date: September 6, 1974

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