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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - October 15, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                10 The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Tues., Oct. i5. H74 Women's Issues Prevalent At Women's Caucus Meeting By Pain Jayerson The Linn County Women's I'tililH'ul (Caucus tiponsiirud a candidates niclit Monday at Fanners Slate bank in Marion. Seven of the eight nominees for l.inn county offices attended. (Donald Gardner. hope- 'fu! for Linn county supervisor, was in Ames for Iowa highway commission and depart- ment of Iransporlalion meetings.) Candidates altendinj; were: Richard Raymon (R) and EUKCIIC Kopecky (111. candidates for county attorney; Sisler (Icnc- vicve Bin-hard (li) and .lames M Hennessey candidates for coiinly treasurer; Martha Slanh'v (K) and Pat Kane candidates for nullity recorder, and Stan Ginshen; (ID candidalc for counly supervisor. Mrs Sandy. Republican candidate for recorder, commented thai she would like "a happy office" and expeeled In achieve that with a political bipartisanship and an equita- ble ratio of men anil women on I he slaff. Accused of Dragging Feet Outline Goals Dunns a two-minute introduction. Ihe seven uave brief summaries of their back- grounds and outlined their political ureils. A question and amver period followed. Mosl of Ihe audience's quest inns and a Kood deal of Ihe candidates' opetiinK remarks concerned women's issues such as job dis- crimination, rape reform and aliened police altitudes toward physical assault. Sister Birchard. who called herself "the woman running for Linn county said. "I was born Ihe year women KO! Ihe to vole and 1 recall my urandmother debating the pros and cons of that right be- fore she cast her vote in every election. That right is no longer an issue, hut the proper use of it puts resposibilly on us." Her opponent. Hennessey, when chal- lenged about Ihe Fact that he has four male deputies and one female deputy commented Ihal "authority in lhat department is more respected coming from a man." lie added, however, lhat of the 55 individuals under his supervision -ritl are women. Her opponent, incumbenl Kane, who was accused of dragging his feel on Ihe Affirma- tive Action program, pointed mil that he has an all-woman staff, lie explained he was mil initially in favor of the program because it did not include provisions for discrimination against the elderly and the handicapped. Raymon, who said he "was so impressed with working with women that he'd like to see a w.....lan in the county attorney's office." expressed the opinion that too often Ihe police wiil not intervene in a case involving physical assault without a weapon. "I think il is ridiculous for police mil to answer a call from an assaulted woman. If it ever happens to me. I intend to investigate and see why (he call was not answered." On Ihe same issue. Kopeeky admitted that he "really didn't know Ihe answer to Inis pol- ice problem" hut he did pledge strict inves- tigation of rape cases and enforcement of rape reform. In his opening statement Kopecky said that his goal was "to eliminate crime." Although he didn't think this wa; lotally possible he concluded lhat he would earnestly try. The Democratic candidate for county supervisor, Ginsberg, who said thai 7 of thi- ll members of his campaign staff were wom- en, told the audience that one of the responsi- bilities of the office for which he is running is lo make every effort In sec Hint qualified women fill vacancies. "Sex is no reason lo discriminate." he staled. About 30 people, mostly women, allomlerl Monday's meeting. Fashion Revolution A fashion revolution, "The Big has over turned the reign of trousers and seized control on the chilly autumn streets of Paris. The woman at left wears a billowing cape while the gol on the right displays a full mid-calf-length skirt with matching jacket and high-heeled boots. Miss Hutchison To Continue Work MIAMI (UPI) Barbara Hutchison, one of seven hos- tages held by leftist guerillas in Sanlo Domingo for 111 days, is on vacation in Florida where she will spend a week sunning, shopping and "run- ning around doing nolhing." Trim and relaxed, the year-old embassy officer plans lo spend a week with her sis- ter, Mrs. Roger Fulling, who lives near Palm Beach. She said she wanls to continue her work in Ihe Dominican Repub- lic and does nol want prolec- lion from bodyguards. The hostages originally held for million ransom were released unharmed lasl Wednesday "by seven gunmen in return for safe passage to Panama. Hopkins Clinic Rarely Uses Radical Mastectomy Form Mil. (AP) The traditional treatment for breast cancer, a radical breast amputation, is rarely used now at Ihe .Johns Hopkins hospital clinic where il originated. The radical mastectomy, developed by Dr. William Hal- sled at .lohns Hopkins in 1891. has been replaced for Ihe mosl part by less extensive surgery, according lo Dr. Kdward F. Lewison. l.ewison slepped down in UITI afler direcling the Hopkins breast clinic here for 25 years. In a paper prepared for presentation next week to Ihe llth International Cancer Congress in Florence. Italy, l.ew- ison says the trend in American medicine is away from Ihe radical mastectomy. The surgery involves removal of the breasl. auxiliary lymph nodes and some chest muscles. It was performed on President Ford's wife. Belly. Sepl. 28. Lewison said Ihe simpler breasl cancer surgery also in- volves removal of Ihe breasl. bill il does not disturb nearby muscles, is less disfiguring and does not leave the patient's ai in in pain and swollen. The current head of the Hopkins clinic. Dr. li. Robinson Baker, agrees that the radical mastectomy no longer merits widespread use. Society MAKY HONOIiKI) AT SIIOWKH Fifteen guests wore at a linen shower given Sun- day afternoon at 1 to honor Miss Mary I., .lagcrson. Ocl. 211 bride-elccl of .lames H. Kupish. The shower was given b> Miss Becky Hlackwoll. Ii2li Second si reel SW. and co-host- esses were Mrs. Richard Fos- ter and Pam and Becky .lager- son. Miss .higerson is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otto V. Blackwell of the Second street address anil her fiance is the son of Mr. and Mrs. .Inc Kopisii. ave- nue SW. ON THIS HATE in Composer Cole Purler died in Santa Monica, Calif., al Ihe ago of 72. Features Shock of Haying Quints Is Sinking In: Mrs. Rohrer BALTIMORK (UPI) Now thai her iiuinluplets are a week old. Mrs. Karen Hohror says the shock of having five children al once is "kind of sinking in." She says she ean'l wail lo get home and start caring for I hem herself. Mrs. Rolirer, 28. smiling but nervous, held tightly lo her husband's hand Monday as she met newsmen in her first public appearance since Ihe multiple birth. Ocl. 8. She said doctors told her she may be re- leased from Ihe hospital Tuesday to return home lo Catonsville. Md. Mrs. Rohrer. who look Fertility drugs eight weeks before conception, said doctors who administered Lie drug had lold her she could expecl twins but she eventually real- ised Ihere might be more. "In the beginning it felt like two." she said, "bin later on when Ihey all started kicking al once. Ihere were loo many places where 1 could feel it." Asked about her reaction lo Ihe birlh of four girls and a boy. Mrs. Rohrer replied: "1 think it's kind of sinking in now. I can't wail In get them home and begin feeding them and earing for them myself and holding Ihem." Doctors said Monday Ihe were progressing satisfactorily. Dr. Ronald Gul- lierlet. director of the hospital's nurseries, said Ihe boy. Russell, was laken off intrave- nous feeding Monday and Sandra and Jen- nifer might be taken off Tuesday. "The intravenous feeding of sugared wa- ler is to make sure Ihe babies gel enough wa- ter ill Iheir bodies, and Russell is now taking enough formula by moiilh lo meet his water Gu'.nerlel said. If the babies keep up their progress. In- said, "il may be only another couple of weeks before Ihey can go home. Bui 1 can't really predict for each individual baby." The !l.'t-year-old father. Charles, said he- had been too busy since the birlh lo work his nighl shift as a supermarket bakery mechan- ic and he would wait until his wife's return home before he goes back to his job. Rohrer said he has received a number of offers of help. Bridge The Shufflers Winners of the rubber game played Monday morning at Noclridge Park Christian church were: Linda Tonro and (ikillui McCallum. firsl. and Helen Kueler and Fran Flsea. sec- ond; east-west Karen l.angenfeld and Mary Ann Boardman, firsl. and Alice Kocnig and Grace Fyman. second. Over-all winners were Mrs, Tiiui'o and Mrs. McCal- lum. The nex! game is scheduled al 9 a.m. al Ihe church. Waul Ad office open 8-5 daily. Until noon Sal. love is. knowing port from starboard when he takes sailing. Campaign Vehicle Dr. Carol Mardell of Highland Park, III., who is a candidate for superintendent of the educational service region of Lake county, drives a school bus afternoons. Carol, 38, an assistant professor at Northwestern university school of education, uses the bus on weekends as a campaign vehicle. BLOWN-IN MINERAL WOOL Today More Than Ever Before Good Insulation Pays for Itself Insulation Dept. 1101 Second Ave. S.E. 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Saturday Hours: 8 a.m. till Noon POP CORN THE NO.jfflS LOW COST FAMILY SNACK Ity Abigail Van Buren DKAIt AUIJY: I've been dal- iiiK this real neal guy who keeps Idling me that I don't have lo worry about his gel- ting me pregnant because lie was injured while playing football Should 1 believe him? NANCY Oli.Mi NANCY; No. It sounds to me like lie's trying lo complete a pass. DKAR AUBY: Concerning Ihe man who was married 25 years and wanted his wife to give him one weekend off from his marriage every month: How I wish I were married lo him. That's exact- ly what I want. I suggested il lo my hus- band once and he hit the ceil- ing. Kveryone but a wife gels a vacation. I mean a chance lo really gel away from Ihe same old routine. Why does mar- riage have In be a prison? I wish I were younger. I'm 5lj _ too old lo start over, or to go il alone. Besides, I have no special training, so I guess I'll just have to go on as I have even though my husband and I have little in common except our children. So in order lo be supported and keep the high regard of our children (now married) I'll continue to allow my husband the intimacies I no longer enjoy. I honestly think lhat with all Ihe changes taking place to- day women will eventually gel a break and have Ihe sexual freedom men have. It's too lale for me. bill not for my daughters. You can't help me. Abby. Nobody can. But il would be interesting to know if I'm all alone in my outlook. Or are Ihere other women who feel this way? BORN TOO SOON DliAK BOItN: I'm sure you're not alone. I hear from thousands of women your age who tori trapped in dull, tired marrlasos. hut they ask him lo improve Ihosr marriages. You didn't ask. so I'll nol offer any advice. I c-an toll you. though, that the answer is not in the "sexual freedom" MIII wish vou had. 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