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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - September 6, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 10 The Cedar Rapids Gazette Frl, Sept S, 1S74 Liberation Movement Changes Book Company's Language By Patricia McCormai'k NEW YORK (UP1) The liberation movement is killing girl-watcher language at the printing press. No lunger, 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 books replacing with words that do not violate the publishing giant's "guidelines for equal treatment of the sexes." Mix-Mario Hall, coordinator of the year-long "Guide- lines" project, said in an interview Ihal 12 editors, mule and female, were involved. She is editor-in-chief in the firm's Gregg and community college division. Belly Friedan's women's liberation movement and ils related crusade against sexism discrimination based on gender really started the shaking of the language called for in according to Hall. Mild Phrase Wlrephoto 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. Area Extension Home 'EC' 515 Class Is Set Dr. Ruth Hughes, professor and head of home economics education at Iowa State uni- versity, 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 Tues- day evenings from to This is a three-quarter-hour course. The major purpose of home economics education 515 is to acquaint students with the im- portance of evaluation and the directions it has been taking in recent years. Content will include general information on evaluation and how it may be applied in home economics programs; procedures for constructing and using a vari- ety 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 con- duct an orientation session for students interested in an off- campus home economics ed- ucation master's program. The meeting will be held Tuesday at in room H2. also at the Joint County build- ing. Further information may be obtained by calling the area extension office. "Shaking" may be too mild a phrase lo 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 patroniz- ing 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 lo racism, to denote discrimination based on gender. In its orig- inal sense, sexism referred to prejudice against Hie 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 Ireatment uf 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 lib- oration committee. Hall said since publication of many bookhouscs, here and abroad, have asked for copies to help combat sexism in their printed words. The aim is this, according to Hull: "Men and women treated primarily as people, and not primarily as members of opposite sexes. Their shared hu- manity and common attributes should be stressed noi their gender difference. Society for Women Features Bridge West Side Club Winners in a Howell move- ment game played Thursday at Welly-Way were: Clyde Nowlin and Richard Nassif, first, and Mrs. R. W. Valer and Mrs. James Slaman. sec- ond. The next game will be played at Saturday at Welly-Way. Hob's Club Winners of Hie Mitchell movement game played Wednesday at at the YWCA were: North-south George Alberts and Nick Lil- lias. first, and Viola Schenken and Earl Roberts, second; easl-west Mrs. William .Skogman and Mrs. Edgerly Walls, firsl, and Mrs. James .Smitlkamp and Bruno Rinas. second. The next game will be played Saturday al al the VW. Swimsuit Talent Divisions Won At Pageant ATLANTIC CITY (UPI) Miss Kentucky. 25-year-ol< Darlene Compton, parlayed smooth soprano and years o music education into a win ning performance in a prelim inary Miss America pagcani talent competition Thursdaj night, and Miss Texas, Shirley Colhran, won a preliminary swimsnil contest. Miss Compton, who has. completed work toward master's degree in music at the University of Ijiuisvilk school of. music, sang "Mini1 from the musical "Carnival1 to win the talent contest. Miss Compton, dressed in a white sailor's uniform and wearing a' wido-brimined while hat, has studied voice for seven years and is a native of Louisville. Miss Cothran, a 21-year-old brunette from Forl Worth, won the second of three pre- liminary swimsuit contests leading to the finals of the annual pageant Saturday night in this seaside resort. The last of the three prelim- inary contests will be held Friday night at the convention hall on the boardwalk. Pageant officials said ear- lier Thursday thai they would consider asking LI. S. postal officials In investigate a bogus "Ticket In 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 turned down an offer by pageanl officials to screen her mail. Earlier Thursday. Miss Utah, Kiithlyn White, received seven .stitches al 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 White's chance lo vie for the title. Golf Elmcresl Mrs. Robert Young and Mrs. Tod Muffin were medal- ists in 18-holc and ll-hole play, respectively. Thursday. There were golfers. Flight winners for 18-holc play were Mrs. William Travis, champi- onship; Mrs. Harold Doll, A, and Mrs. Jim Phillips, li. In fl-holo play, flight winners were: Mrs. Ted Hiiffin, cham- pionship; Mrs. Joe Frederick, A: Mrs. J.L. Churchill. Mrs. Don Barrigar, and Mrs. 11.11. Schopmeyer, Mrs. Young and Mrs. Travis had birdies in addition to the Mines. Tom Pfiffner. Warren Thomson. Frederick, George Villers and .loe Colin. Ap- proaches were sunk by the Mines. Norman Long, Fred- erick. Villers. Hubert South and Ken Madsnn. Guests priz- es were won by Mrs. Pfiffner, Mrs. Robert llotcbkiss. Mrs. Gilbert Knoll and Mrs. Otto Slapnicka. Commitlec mem- bers for (lie month arc: Mrs. Harold Woito, chairman: Mrs. Ray T. Moore, co-chairman, and Mrs. Gertrude Veldhouse. Mrs. John Pelersen and Mrs. Marshall Hickman. Squaw Crcrk Eighteen players participat- ed in Thursday's play. Mrs. Marvin Fernow and Mrs. Jesse Romp were co-hostess- es. Mrs. Leland Burns was medalist for 18-hole play and Mrs. John Wolf was champi- onship winner. Mrs. William Slnsok was medalist for !l-hole play. Flight winners were: Mrs. Ron Friiecblo, nnship: Vi Schenkon. presi- dential; Mrs. Ken Tecban. A; Mrs. Albert Souknp, 15, and Mrs. Harry Schuster, Mrs. Wolf had ;i birdie. 'KEDERIC C. BKDAKDS CO ENTERTAIN (JL'KSTS Mr. and Mrs. Frederic C. ioclard, 2508 Town House Irive NE, will be hosts Satur- lay lo Mr. and Mrs. Horace Jilchfiold of Sheffield. Yorkshire, England. Knievel's Wife Prepares for Jump Kids back in school? Use your free time wisely, Collins Radio has many job opportunities wilh one just right lor you Turn to the classified section now. By Juratc Kazickas NEW YORK (AP) The first time Linda Knievel saw Hie Snake River canyon she burst into tears. But now. only two days be- fore her husband's rocket- powered motorcycle leap across the (iOO-fool-deep gorge. Mrs. Knievel says she's too busy running last-minute errands lo worry about the jump. Everything is so hectic these last said Mrs. Knievel from her home in Butte, Mont. "There are so many everyday things to take care of I barely have lime to think about what i( all means." Bui until the lasl few weeks, the wife of the motorcycle stunt man Evel Knievel thought a lot about the much- promoted jump. She has lived with the idea since 1966 when he first talked 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 mo- torcycle. If all systems work, Knievel will make a safe parachute landing on the oilier side. Mrs. Knievel said she burst into tears last year when she saw the canyon for the first lime. "But I've accepted the fact thai he's really going to do she said during a recenl visit lo the launch site. "Think whiil il would do lo him as a man If he didn't keep his word and jump. II doesn't make me happy but be hardly needs me on his back about il." Mrs. Knievel, 32, is a tall, slender woman wilh strands of gray in her long, dark hair. By her own descriplion she is shy and uncomfortable around strangers. Kidnaped Bride It was 15 years ago thai Robert Knievel, the terror of the town, kidnaped the pretti- est girl in Butte for three days until she promised to marry him. "How could I resist said Mrs. Knievel, who still calls her husband "Bob." "He was everything I wanted in a man." She says il has not always been easy being the wife of a man billed as "the last 'of the a living legend, the sex symbol of the motorcy- cle world. "I know the women are crazy about him. So am says Linda. "Oh, he's not perfect, but he's good enough. He has a terrible temper but it all goes away as fast as il comes." Knievel has said he hopes lo make as much as million from that four-minute sail In the sky. "What do we need more money says Mrs. Knievel. "I have everything I could possibly waul now." The spacious Knievel home in Butte is surrounded by eight acres of fence-enclosed properly. There are several cars in the garage, including a bronze Ferrari and a couple of Cadillacs. The Knievels have three children Kelly, 14; Robbie. i2; and daughter Tracy, 10. Linda says the family will be at the canyon Sunday. "Neither sex should be stereotyped or arbitrarily as- signed to a leading or secondary role." Had is a sentence of the following type: "Henry Harris Is. a shrewd lawyer and his wife 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." 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 wife, suggests Guidelines. Female gender words such as authoress, poetess, Jewess are out. Nonsexisl words, to take their place arc author, poel, Jew. Sweel 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 lo exercise rights. "Jim Weiss al- lows his wife to work part time." The way to say II "Judy Weiss works part lime." Oilier excerpts from Guidelines: Books designed for children at the pro-school, elementary and secondary levels should show married women work out- side 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 wom- en have a mother instinct or that the emotional life of a fami- ly suffers because a mother works. Instead they may stale that when both parents work outside the home there Is usual- ly either greater sharing of the child-rearing activities or reliance on day-care centers, nursery schools or other help. Labor department stalislics showed in 1972 that over 42 percent of all mothers with children under 18 worked outside I he 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 house- cleaning 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 be 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 advice on what to wear and what lo eat, inability of men lo care for themselves in time of illness, and men as objects of fun the henpecked husband. What will Dagwood do when all this comes lo pass? A man carrying a shotgun stands guard as techni- cians 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. Remember those in the hospital. they'll remember you for it! ine flowers from KREBS Flower Shop 24M 18th St. S.W. 363-2081 ON THIS DATE in 1759, dur- ing the French and Indian war, Hie British defeated the French on the Plains of Abraham overlooking Quebec. Put New Life IN II lloovi.ii All work dons by qualified servicemen 8-Polnt Factory Chock-Out List HOUSE OF APPLIANCES 320 E. BIAIRS HKKt RD. 393-J534 Baby's Life 1 Saved by Operation By Maria llrudcn LEXINGTON, Ky, Surgeons hero say an opera- tion to save tliu life of n week- old baby so small lie could be cupped In the doctor's hands has been a success. Loe Allen Bailey was born Aug. 19, about a month prematurely, at the University of Kentucky's Chandler medi- cal center. He weighed jusl over a pound. Doctors say such infants usually cannot live more than six hours. But despite his size. Lee. Hie son of Rainey Nora Bell Bailey of Ashland, Ky.. showed signs of vitality. He was placed in a special intensive care unit and care- fully watched. Physicians observed that he couldn't keep food down. They took an X- ray, which showed that (he infant had a howel obstruc- tion. They said that without an operation, (he 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 intrave- nously until a team of three surgeons and two anesthesiol- ogists was ready to perform the operation on Aug. 28. The surgeons, led by Dr. Juda Z. Jona, worked for three hours, using instru- ments 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 func- tions and to grow. Lee has now doubled his birth weight. "When he has reached four to five pounds we will do a fi- nal Dr. Jona said. "If that is successful, that is all he will require." The final operation, rela- tively simple compared with the first, would involve sutur- ing the bowel so (he digestive system can function normally. "It was a miracle that he lived until the operation could be Dr. Jona said. "I have never operated on this small a child before. We've done it on lab creatures hut 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 Wednes- day after being in failing health in recent years. She had resided here since her husband's death in 1055. Mrs. Pulitzer served in a hospital near Paris in World war 1 and narrowly escaped injury when the hospital was bombed. She married Pulitzer in after his first wife died in an automobile accident. An ac- complished horse rider, she frequently accompanied her husband on hunting and fish- ing trips in (he United Stales and Canada. To Report Drag Violation Telephone Michael Dooley 377-8081 Rough, 1 lu- hoiil shinty for yum1 buy. l.viilluTs mill hulos iilfiiiy ul iliinililllly. 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