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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - September 24, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 8 The Cedar Baplds Gazette: Tucs.. Sepl, War-Time Workers Reminisce By Susan Tcbbc OAKLAND, Calif. (UPI) Rosin the riveter would have loved it. The happy group of gray- haired women, some wearing hard hats and coveralls, stood around the piano and remin- isced about "the good old days" when they were em- ployed in the maehine shops, aircraft plants and shipyards of World war II America. "We want to remind the public of the many skills women learned when the country needed them." said Milo Smith, 53, a riveter at Eastern Aircraft during World war II. "This is part of history that has largely been forgot- ten." Men's Domain Mrs. Smith is the director of the Jobs foi Older Women action project, an effort to place women in jobs tradition- ally regarded as men's do- main. The organization spon- sored Sunday's "Rosic the Riveter" reunion. A picture of the original dressed in goggles and masculine work garb, was used on a poster in one of the nationwide campaigns to get women to join the war effort. One of those attending the Sunday reunion was Rena Loverin, who held a variety of wartime jobs ranging from welding to the intricate work of putting together gunsights and binoculars. Mrs. Loverin, who will be 75 next month, found war work fascinating and easy to come by. But when it was over she joined thousands of other women who suddenly found themselves without employ- ment. "That wasn't so funny." she said. "I was 45 and work was hard to get." Mrs. Loverin finally found post-war work as a practical nurse, a job she still does part time. She believes work helps older people stay vital. "You stay young until you she said. Larry Kirk, resident manager of the Conrad Hilton hotel, escorts Mrs. Gerald Ford to her 'suite. Mrs. Ford was in Chicago for a luncheon address on behalf of 1 4 Republican women candidates seeking offices in Illinois. During an informal news conference enroute to Chicago, she said she was aware of two phone calls made to President Ford by Richard Nixon since he left office. Society Songs Reflect Her thoughts were reflected by the songs the women sang as they stood at the piano. "The old gray mare." for inst- ance, had a slight revision in the lyrics: "The old gray mare, she's better than she used to be many more years to go." Esther Smart, 73, a diminu- tive woman dressed in a red bandana, coveralls and saddle shoes, did her wartime work at the Hall-Scott Motor Car Co. in Berkeley as a parts inspector. "That's she said, proudly poinling lo a picture of herself heading a "V" formation of women workers at the auto plant. "The men liked us once Ihey got used to Mrs. Smart said, happily remem- bering her days as a parts inspector. She enjoyed her work, she said, for a variety of reasons. One of those reasons was her boss, whom she later married. Legion Auxiliary Meeting in C.R. The Linn county fall confer encc of the American Legion auxiliary opens Tuesday (Sept. 24) with registration at and Ihe meeting begin- ning at A memorial serv- ice will be conducted by the Marion auxiliary unit and the session will be presided over by the Linn county president, Mrs. Russell Merlo of Cedar Rapids. Speaker is Gregory Ilaag. assistant director of the Veter- ans hospital in Iowa City. Hon- ored guests are Department of Iowa commander, Charles Decker, and the auxiliary. Department of Iowa president, Mrs. Robert Spooncr, both of Cedar Rapids. Attending the conference will be members of H auxili- ary units from Cedar Rapids, Marion, Center Point, Central City, Coggon, Ely, Fairfax, Lisbon. Ml. V'ernon, Palo, Springville, Toddville, Troy Mills and Walker. Woman Starts Boycott To Protest Sugar Prices MISCELLANEOUS SHOWER FETES DIANE PETERSON Judy Daubenmier, 148 Broadmore road NW, enter- tained 10 guests Sunday after- noon al a miscellaneous shower given for Miss Diane Peterson. Miss Peterson, daughter of the Charles Peter- sons of Harcourt, will be married Saturday to Steve Daubenmier of Des Moines. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Derrell Daubenmier of 4848 Booth street SW. By Gerald D. Wolffe ST. CLAIR SHORES. Mich. (UPI) Charging thai housewives were being made fools of by skyrocketing sugar prices, Bever- ly Ribaudo has launched a sugar boycott which is beginning lo catch on. Mrs. Ribaudo, a housewife and mother of two. went about the business of running her home in this Detroit suburb of neatly-ordered ranch homes quietly until a few days ago. Then she exploded with indignation at how she and thousands of other homemakcrs were being made "fools of" by gladly paying more than for a five-pound sack nf sugar. So she started a boycott to protest sugar prices which have trebled in price from Ihe cents last year for a five-pound bag. Now a sign above Ihe Ribaudo home proclaims: "We can't afford In be sweet any- more." Birthday Watermelon The Ribaudos' daughter. Lisa, will celt-- brale her 12th birthday Wednesday with a watermelon, not a birthday cake, to empha- size the cause. But the boycott is taking hold. "The response has been so fantastic Hint il is almost she said Monday night. "The American housewife has come alive and she has got In show she is one of the most important people in Ihe country." said Mrs. Ribaudo, 42, who heads a consumers' group called "VIP" (Very Important Per- "I gurantee at the em! of 111 days Ihe American housewife will not be running lo the supermarket to buy sugar." she said. She said she started the boycott when she got tired of complaining to other housewives over the back fence or to her husband when he came home at night for supper. So, she called her family, neighbors, friends, told them of Ihe boycott and made them all promise to call five others and tell (hem about it. Inflation Pinch "The prices on food are so high "thai Ihe housewife doesn't have any more dollars to spend. We are depleted. Our husbands can't keep up." she said. Her husband, Santo, works as an invest- ment counselor, but the family still feels the inflation pinch, she said. She said sugar was picked as the target of Ihe protest because the price has skyrocketed and some sugar companies, which paid a 10- cenl dividend lasl year, paid SI this year. "And this can go on in this country and nobody has got enough guts to stand up and ask she asked. "It's disgraceful I" pay for sugar. The companies are making huge profits. They're making fools of us. "We're going to continue the boycott for days with all our heart, soul, body and mind, every part nf us is going to be in she said. French Look UPI Wlrcohoto The so-called "French Suit" with floppy trousers, a slightly shorter jacket and definite shoulders re- vealed at the recent French men's wear exhibition is shown here with a silk and nylon sports jacket, left, and in a beige crepe suit with saddle stitching trim, at right. Classes Open At Ellis YMCA The second in Ihe series o; holiday craft classes open al the Ellis branch YMCA will take place Wednesday eveninj, from (i In 9. This class in- volves the use of flash cubes and pill bottles lo make Christmas ornaments. Instruc- tor is Maxine Tompkins. An introductory sewing class is scheduled Thursday from in to noon. The class includes demonstrations and information given during question and answer periods. Thursday's demonstration will be on how to make T-shirts, golf knits and body shirts. Class fee is Call "the Ellis YM, for further in- formation. HLH Program Drop Suggested for Army WASHINGTON (AP) Army Secretary Howard Callaway has recommended that (he army drop its new heavy helicopter program because of high costs. Devel- opment of the Heavy Lift Hel- icopter (HLH) by the Boeing Co., has already cost million and a Senate armed service committee staff study estimated that 100 of the big choppers would cost JI billion, or million each. The army did not comment on whether there are fresh plans for a new big helicopter or whether work already done on the I1LII would be put into some other project. Bridge The Shufflers Winners the rubber game played Monday at Noelridge Park Christian church were: North-south Tail Cummins and Mrs. George Henry, first, and Mrs. W. E. Eyman and Mrs. Charles Fitzgerald, sec- ond: east-west Mrs. Robert Thompson and Mrs. Charles Gregory, first, and Mrs. Jerry Elsea and Mrs. Scott Denison, second. Over-all winners were Mrs. Thompson and Mrs. Gregory. The next game will be played at 9 Monday at Ihe church. KRISTINE JOHNSON, JOE MOELLER, HONORED Thirty guests attended a couple's shower given Satur- day evening for Miss Kristinc Johnson, Mill B avenue NE, and Joe Mueller. 22li Twenly- ninth .street drive SE. Parents of Ihe engaged couple are Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Johnson. I .'ill Thompson drive SE, and Mr. and Mrs. Clair Mueller, Ft. Atkinson. Busts for Ihe event were Mr. and Mrs. Don Carnal, 24K5 Indian Creek road, Marion, assisted by Mr. and Mrs. John Dyers of Wyo- ming. Do Your FALSE TEETH Drop, Slip, or Fall? DOII'I tilliC (Jl'd T. IIMIHT, .-liMllir-r ll.iM. Milkl-s W. more i-njoyiiljlc. l-'or mon> 'vcurily ml comfort. ,i-... KASTKKTh' uri. A'lln.sjvi. Ui-nlijr.-.i tii.il III ;irr Id liiMllli your rcjul.irly. love falling together watching television. America's CRISPY TASTY TENDER Mrs. Ford Doesn't Feel Like She's a First Lady By Judy Krle CHICAGO (Ul'l) Betty Kurd says she Isn't impressed with being the First Lady and would ralher project (he Image of a "typical housewife." "I don't think of myself us the Firs! she said Monday in an interview taped locally for broadcast here Sun clay. "I think of myself as a.wife and mother and I try to do the best I can for my country. "It doesn't impress she told interviewer and col- umnist Irv Kiipcinct. Housewifely Adviser She said Ford frequently consults her on important is- sues. "I do give him my ideas." she said. "Not as an adviser but as a typical housewife would." Mrs. Ford did admit lo being bothered at limes by being the President's wife. "I'm not used to ail that she said. During the 15-minute interview, the subject of Ford's pardon of former President Richard M. Nixon came up only once and the First Lady admitted her husband has taken some heal because of the decision. "Is this the most severe criticism you've she was asked. "Perhaps she replied, "but we've had criticism he- fore. If you're in politics you learn lo live with il. You don't belong in it (politics) if you don't." The 56-year-old First Lady went from the interview to a private dinner hosted by Mrs. Brooks McCormick, Illinois GOP national committeewoman. The First Lady was in Chicago nn her first political foray since her husband took office. Luncheon Address She addressed a SlflD-a-plate luncheon Tuesday on behalf of 14 Republican women running for slate office. Mrs. Ford is a backer of the Equal Rights Amendment which is in trouble in Illinois. She said enroute to Chicago she was addressing the luncheon in response to a request made last spring. Mary A. Stone, Billie.Noecker Are Married WAUKON Mary Alice Stone and Billie Milo Noeckcr, both of Decorah, were mar- ried Saturday during a 2 o'clock ceremony at St. John's Lutheran church. The Rev. Marlyn Hansing officiated. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Stone and Mr. and Mrs. Milo Noocker, all of The bride's gown of peuu de soie, accented witii Not- tingham lace at the bib bodice and fitted sleeves, was styled with a cathedral-length train. Her elbow-length veil was edged with matching lace and her flowers were yellow roses arranged in a colonial hnu- quel. Kathryn Stone, sister of the bride, was maid of honor and other attendants were Janice Bjerke. Mrs. John Freidof, Janice Riley and Linda and Lori Stone, also sisters of the bride. They wore floral print gowns of polyester designed with square necklines and gathered skirts. Each carried a bouquet of white mums. Dennis Quandahi served as best man and groomsmen were Darrell and Wayne Stone, brothers of the bride. John Mailer. Keith Walsh, and Dolan Burreson. Lyle Steffenson. Randy Tekippe and Timothy .Stone, another brother of the bride, seated guests. A reception for 3511 guests was given at he church follow- ing the ceremony. Following a brief wedding trip the couple will reside near Decorah where Mr. Noecker farms. Mrs. Noecker has been employed by Lulher college. Anniversaries DINNER PARTY HONORS THE FRANK SWENKAS NORTH LIBERTY Mr. and Mrs. Frank Swenka cele- brated their 35th wedding an- niversary recently with a dinner party given at the Knight Life lounge in Shuey- ville. Twenty-two guests shared the courtesy. Mr. Swenka and the former Leona Weiser were married Sept. 18, 1939, in Independence. They are the parents of Mrs. Ray llruby and Norman and Han- ford, all of Oxford, Mrs. Glenn Buresh of Ely and Morris of North Liberty. EMIL KAPIJCIANS ARE HONORED Mr. and Mrs. Emil Kapu- cian. Twenty-third street observed 'heir 2Sth wed- ding anniversary with a fami- ly dinner given Saturday even- ing al the Longbranch supper club. Mr. Kapucian and the former Belly Tecklenburg were marrii'd Sepl. 21, Wiener Protein A pound of wieners has grams of protein nearly as much as in a pound of T-bnne steak, which has grams of protein. SYMPHONY FASHION SHOW (S FRIDAY The Symphony week fashion show and brunch is being given Friday morning at at the Cedar Rapids Country club. Tickets are each and are available by calling Mrs. William Davis, 3B6-2983, or Mrs. Anthony Cahill, 3fifi-2875. Theme of the show is "Fash- ions for Our Fair SHOWER HONORS KRISTINE SME.JKAI, A money Iree bridal shower was given recently for Miss Krisline Smejkal, 2801 A ave- nue NE, Oct. 4 bride-elect of John F. Bloodgood of 301 (i Center Point road NE. Hostess for the event was Mrs. W. P. Hayes, 277 Thunderbird road SE. Co-hostesses lo the 20 guests were Mrs. James T. Fitxpalrick and Mrs. M. Richardson. Zenith-In Hearing Aids A Namelfou Can Trust. 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Diane adores Bob and calls him That's my problem. Bob gets very upset when Diane calls him Daddy, and has asked her not to call him that. He's the only daddy Diane- has ever known. Her real Daddy left me when I was four months pregnant. Abby, Bob can't give me any good reason for not want- ing my daughter to call him Daddy. Except for this, he's not mean to her and it bothers me. Bob is 24 and I am 17, but don't let my age fool you. I'm one of those kids who grew up with an alcoholic father and no mother, so I grew up fast. I desperately need the ad- vice my mother can't give me. She died when I was six. Thank you. DIANE'S MAMA DEAR MAMA: Bob's reluct- ance to be called "Daddy" :ould signal his unwillingness o accept Diane. If he plans to marry you, surely he should regard your daughter as his own. II he docsn'l, she'll be cheated and so will you. Perhaps he suspects that 'ou'vc coached Diane in this 'Daddy" business to pressure lim into an early marriage. Did In any case, he's edgy about omclhiug and is taking It oul m the child. Go slowly. DEAR ABBY: Hurrah for AT. X who walked oul on a linner party because he didn't vant lo compete with a blar- ng TV set. How often I have ivished for that much nerve. If nc is inviled to a "TV par- fine that gives him an pportunity to send regrets. Here's how I handled that iluation with some success: I ontinued to converse with my ost and hostess, but I kept iwering my voice until they ould hardly hear whal I was aying. They finally got the lea and turned off the, set. 'AT W.. BROWNWOOD, TEXAS DEAR PAT: Great idea. iexl lime, (ry just moving our lips. That might send icm to an car doctor. Everyone has a problem. 'hal's yours? For a personal :ply, write to ABBY: Box No. '700, Los Angeles, Calif. 069. Enclose a stamped, If-addrcssed envelope, please. guarantees lo clean your draperies perfectly! is the world's largest, most experienced drapery cleaner! restores orioinnl hoauty lo your drapery! 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